|"It's true. We'll be picked off one by one."|
|— Dawnflower about the eagles in the mountains in Dawn, page 288|
Dawnflower is a very pale gray she-cat.
Dawnflower was a RiverClan warrior under Leopardstar's leadership in the forest and the lake territories. As an apprentice, Dawnpaw was mentored by Heavystep, and after earning her warrior name, Dawnflower gave birth to her kits, Minnowkit, Pebblekit, and Tumblekit. She and her kits traveled on the Great Journey and settled in their new home. Her kits accidentally got covered in tainted water, and Dawnflower and her kits fell ill. Tumblekit died, but Minnowtail and Pebblefoot grew to be warriors. She retired to the elders' den and died from dehydration during a drought, joining StarClan. She later fought in the Great Battle.
InThe Prophecies Begin arc
- Dawnpaw becomes a RiverClan apprentice, and her mentor is Heavystep.
In The New Prophecy arc
- Dawnflower has earned her warrior name and is now a RiverClan queen.
- "All the Clans should sleep together. Lie down, Tumblekit."
- —Dawnflower caring for Tumblekit Dawn, page 269
- While the Clans are crossing WindClan's torn up territory, one of Dawnflower's kits dangerously strays in front of a Twoleg monster's path, but Crowpaw saves it. She blinks at him gratefully as he brings it back to her, and she comforts them and washes the mud off of the face of one. Dawnflower later rescues one of Tallpoppy's kits from being run over by a Twoleg monster on the Thunderpath and starts licking it fiercely, before realizing that the kit is not her own and is quite embarrassed. However, Tallpoppy is very grateful. She later suggests that the Clans should all sleep together to avoid being attacked by foxes.
- In the mountains, she becomes frightened when Marshkit is grabbed by an eagle, thinking that they all will be picked off one by one. When another eagle attacks, Brambleclaw shields her and her kits and herds them into the shelter. When the Tribe finds them, she gives her approval for her kits to go share prey with one of the Tribe kits.
- Dawnflower's kits sneak out of camp and find and play in some silver-and-green, foul-smelling liquid. Minnowkit dares Pebblekit and their sister to drink some, and all the kits try it.
- They return to camp with traces of the liquid still on them. They end up spreading it around camp, causing the Clan to be very sick. Dawnflower licks them clean, in turn getting poisoned along with others. She is the first fully-grown cat to get sick. Leafpool is called to help Mothwing treat the sickness, and when she gently pats Dawnflower's belly, the queen moans and tries to pull away. After giving the sick cats treatment, they examine Dawnflower, and though she is still very weak, she seems to be getting better.
- Later, Tumblekit dies as she is too weak to recover and Mothwing is frantic, afraid of what Dawnflower will say. Leafpool comforts her and advises against telling the siblings of her death, saying that in the morning Dawnflower might be awake to comfort them. Soon, the queen has recovered enough to wash, and Mothwing later reports that she and the kits have moved back into the nursery.
In the Power of Three arc
- Dawnflower moves out of the nursery and returns to being a warrior when her kits, Minnowpaw and Pebblepaw, become apprentices.
In the Omen of the Stars arc
- She has now retired to the elders' den.
- When Mistystar travels to the ThunderClan camp with Mothwing after receiving her nine lives, she tells Firestar that Dawnflower, Blackclaw and Voletooth have all died from hunger and thirst as a result of the drought. Mousefur and Longtail become upset when they hear this.
In the Novellas
- "But they’re Tigerstar's kits!"
- —Dawnflower furious with Hawkfrost and Mothwing Mothwing's Secret, page chapter 4
- Mistyfoot is speaking with Leopardstar, saying that it had been a hard greenleaf, but RiverClan had survived. Leopardstar snaps at Mistyfoot that Blackclaw, Voletooth, and Dawnflower had not survived and that she had had to watch her Clanmates starve to death with no fish to catch.
In the Field Guides
- "This one was hiding in here like a coward. His Clanmates won’t thank him for leaving them to face us alone. Shall we teach him a lesson?"
- —Dawnflower to Pouncetail about Spiderfoot Battles of the Clans, page 105
The following information is from sources considered non-canon or retconned.
- On the Warriors website family tree, Dawnflower's parents are Mosspelt and Frogleap. Her half-sister through Mosspelt is Willowshine.
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|Lakeshine ♀||Cedarpelt ♂||Marshcloud ♂||Fallowtail ♀|
|Sunfish ♀||Frogleap ♂||Mosspelt ♀||See More|
|Grasskit||Vixenkit||Dawnflower ♀||Willowshine ♀|
|Pebblefoot ♂||Minnowtail ♀||Tumblekit ♀|
= Gender Unknown
- A Dangerous Path (First appearance; allegiance only)
- The Darkest Hour (Allegiance only)
- Mothwing's Secret
- Midnight (Allegiance only)
- Moonrise (Allegiance only)
- Starlight (Allegiance only)
- Sunset (Allegiance only)
- Leafpool's Wish (Allegiance only)
- The Sight (Allegiance only)
- Dark River (Allegiance only)
- Outcast (Allegiance only)
- Eclipse (Allegiance only)
- Long Shadows (Allegiance only)
- Sunrise (Allegiance only)
- Hollyleaf's Story (Allegiance only)
- Mistystar's Omen (Mentioned only)
- Battles of the Clans
- "Tallpoppy and Dawnflower quickly gave their approval, and the Clan kits wasted no time following the Tribe kit across the cave."
- —The Clan queens allowing their kits to explore Dawn, page 314
- (Indirect mention only)
- (Indirect mention only)
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Mothwing's Secret, chapter 8
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in A Dangerous Path, allegiances
- ↑ Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 136
- ↑ Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 276
- ↑ Revealed in Fading Echoes, page 30
- ↑ Revealed in Outcast, allegiances
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Revealed in Midnight, allegiances
- ↑ Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, allegiances
- ↑ Revealed on the screenshot) (
- ↑ Revealed in Twilight, page 167
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 Revealed in Twilight, allegiances
- ↑ Tumblekit is shown to be a black she-cat on Twilight pg. 154, which matches the official website's