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"A small part of me wants to say, "No. I've risked my life too much already." It wants to say, "It's not fair to ask me to do more...especially now that I've finally found my paws in RiverClan." But I'm not going to say that. Not to Oakheart. Not to StarClan. And not to myself. I'll do anything to ensure RiverClan's survival. And if I have to face this unknown danger...I'll face it loyal to my Clan."
— Feathertail's thoughts when she is chosen for a new prophecy in A Shadow in RiverClan, pages 203-204

Feathertail is a slender,[14] soft-furred,[14] silver[15] tabby[16] she-cat[12] with sky[14]-blue eyes[12] and a plumy tail.[17]

Feathertail was a RiverClan warrior under Leopardstar's leadership in the forest territories. Featherkit was born to Graystripe of ThunderClan and Silverstream of RiverClan alongside her brother, Stormkit. However, her mother died during the kitting, and after being temporarily fostered by Goldenflower in ThunderClan, Graystripe took his kits to RiverClan where they were fostered by Mosspelt. As an apprentice, Featherpaw was mentored by Mistyfoot, and after being held prisoner with other half-Clan cats by Tigerstar, she, along with Stormpaw and Mistyfoot, escaped to ThunderClan where her temporary mentor became Sandstorm. She fought in the battle against BloodClan before returning to RiverClan.

Following Tigerstar's defeat, Feathertail became a warrior and befriended Sasha when the former rogue joined RiverClan with her kits; however, she broke ties with Sasha after finding out about her relationship with Tigerstar. When she received a dream from Oakheart, Feathertail journeyed on a quest to the sun-drown-place and grew close with Crowpaw on the journey. Thereafter, when Feathertail was revealed as the silver cat destined to save the Tribe from Sharptooth, she died dislodging a stalactite from the cave roof, killing Sharptooth in the process. Mourning her death, Crowpaw asked to be named Crowfeather in her honor. She ascended to StarClan and reunited with Silverstream, and she also resided in the Tribe of Endless Hunting. She watched over Leafpool and convinced Squirrelflight to raise her kits, loving them as if they were her own. She gave Bramblestar one of his nine lives.

History

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The Prophecies Begin

"The she-kit is just like her mother, every bit as beautiful, and with the same temper! She gives her den mother quite a bit of trouble, but every cat loves her. Especially Crookedstar."
—Graystripe to Fireheart about Featherkit Rising Storm, page chapter 14
Featherkit is born to Silverstream and Graystripe, along with her brother, Stormkit. Her mother dies after losing too much blood while kitting and the kits are taken to ThunderClan, where they are nursed by Goldenflower. However, RiverClan demands the kits for their mother's Clan, so Graystripe leaves ThunderClan to be with them in RiverClan. He eventually realizes he is loyal to his birth Clan and leaves when exiled, while Featherkit and Stormkit remain in RiverClan. Featherpaw becomes an apprentice with Mistyfoot as her mentor, but she, Stormpaw, Stonefur, and Mistyfoot are taken prisoner by Tigerstar, who keeps them in an old fox den, making them half-starved.
They are brought out to be killed, but Stonefur fights to protect the apprenties, dying in the process. Firestar, Ravenpaw, and Graystripe rescue Featherpaw, Stormpaw, and Mistyfoot, taking them to ThunderClan. Featherpaw fights in the battle against BloodClan with LionClan and along with the other apprentices, kills the BloodClan deputy, Bone. After the battle is won, Featherpaw, Stormpaw, and Mistyfoot return to RiverClan.

The New Prophecy

"Think you have nine lives, do you? I saved you once... Don't make me save you again."
—Feathertail to Crowpaw as she is dying Moonrise, page 271
Now a warrior, Feathertail receives a prophecy from StarClan to save the Clans. Stormfur joins her out his protectiveness, and she travels with Brambleclaw, Squirrelpaw, Tawnypelt, and Crowpaw to the sun-drown-place to find Midnight. Despite Crowpaw's prickly attitude, Feathertail manages to reach his soft side and the two developed feelings for each other. They reach the sun-drown-place and meet Midnight, who is revealed to be a badger, and she tells them that Twolegs are going to destroy the forest, and that the Clans must find a new home. During the journey back, they cut through the mountains where they meet the Tribe of Rushing Water, who are being hunted by a beast named Sharptooth. The Tribe believes Stormfur is the cat prophecized to save them, but when Crowpaw is cornered by Sharptooth, Feathertail proves herself as the chosen cat, impaling Sharptooth with a falling stalactite. Now walking in StarClan and with the Tribe of Endless Hunting, Feathertail visits Leafpool in her dreams to help Willowpaw's StarClan part of the medicine cat training and encourages Leafpool's relationship with Crowfeather.

Novellas

This section summarizes Feathertail's significant Novellas appearances. If you're looking for a full list, find one here!

"They're perfect. Crowfeather would be so proud. These kits are more precious than you can possibly know. Cats will speak of them for many seasons to come. They must stay in ThunderClan, for all the Clans' sakes, with a mother and father who can be proud of them, who can share them with their Clanmates to be raised up as strong, loyal warriors. I know how much Leafpool loves these kits, but you must be their mother and raise them in ThunderClan with your head held high."
—Feathertail to Squirrelflight about Leafpool's kits Leafpool's Wish, page chapter 9
In Leafpool's Wish, Feathertail appears to Squirrelflight in a dream after the birth of Leafpool and Crowfeather's kits half-Clan kits, Hollykit, Lionkit, and Jaykit. She urges Squirrelflight to take them in as her own, explaining that they have an important destiny and must be raised within the Clans. Though reluctantly, Squirrelflight agrees to tell ThunderClan that she is their mother and Brambleclaw is their father.

Stand-Alone Manga

"I make myself a promise, there on the spot. I'm going to let go of the past. Let myself become fully part of RiverClan. And defend and protect every cat in it."
—Feathertail's thoughts A Shadow in RiverClan, page 188
In A Shadow in RiverClan, Feathertail struggles to trust Leopardstar and her Clanmates after they supported Tigerstar who almost allowed hers and Stormfur's deaths. While Stormfur finds it easy to move on, Feathertail grows more distant with her Clanmates. She quickly befriends Sasha and her kits, Moth and Hawk, and hopes to mentor one of them. However, she questions Leopardstar's intentions when she and Mistyfoot mentor them instead. Feathertail breaks ties with Sasha when she learns Tigerstar is their father, but promises to keep her secret when she leaves RiverClan out of fear of retribution against her kits for their parentage. Feathertail joins a patrol to track down a fox that attacked their camp and saves Leopardstar from the fox. Leopardstar apologizes for failing to protect Feathertail and Stormfur from Tigerstar, and Feathertail forgives her. She integrates herself back into Clan life and accepts Oakheart's message when she is chosen for a new prophecy.

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Killed victims

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Ceremonies

Feathertail's warrior ceremony
Leopardstar: I, Leopardstar, leader of RiverClan, call my ancestors to look down on these apprentices. They have trained hard to understand the ways of your noble code, and I commend them to you as warriors in their turn. Featherpaw, do you promise to uphold the warrior code and to protect and defend your Clan, even at the cost of your life?
Featherpaw: I do.
Leopardstar: Then by the powers of StarClan, I give you your warrior name. Featherpaw, from this moment you will be known as Feathertail. StarClan honors your bravery and compassion, and we welcome you as a full warrior of RiverClan!
Everyone: Feathertail! Stormfur!
Reference: A Shadow in RiverClan, pages 4-12

Personality and Relationships

Feathertail is positive, caring, and gentle. While on their journey to the sun-drown-place, she was the only cat in the group who was gentle and patient with Crowfeather, and they eventually grew feelings for each other. For more of Feathertail's personality and relationships, click here!

Family

Feathertail's parents are Silverstream and Graystripe. Her brother is Stormfur. For more of Feathertail's family, click here!

Appearances


Trivia

Did you know Vicky has said she thinks Feathertail would have remained loyal to her Clan and not gone into a relationship with Crowfeather if she had survived? For more trivia about Feathertail, click here!

Quotes

"How can I live with the cats who wanted my brother and me dead just because of who our parents were? Who cheered when Stonefur died. How can I look at Leopardstar and see anything...other than her giving that order?"
—Feathertail reflecting about her place in RiverClan A Shadow in RiverClan, page 34


Sasha: "Please don't tell the Clan! Feathertail, please. If any cat finds out that Tigerstar is Hawkpaw and Mothpaw's father, they won't be safe. Everything I've done has been to protect my kits. Please don't undo all of that. Tigerstar never met his kits. He never even knew I was expecting! Please don't punish them for what he did wrong. That's...that's what he tried to do to you, isn't it? Hurt you because of who your parents were? Please. Feathertail. We're friends, aren't we?"
Feathertail: "Fine. I'll keep your secret. But you and I are done."
Sasha: "Feathertail, no...please. You're my best friend."
Feathertail: "You knew! I told you what Tigerstar did to me. To Stormfur, to Stonefur. And not only did you keep your secret...you still love that...that tyrant. There's no way I can be your friend, or have any trust in you, anymore. In fact...you've let me see the truth. You and I have always been strangers, Sasha. I just didn't realize it until now."
—Feathertail arguing with Sasha about the truth about her kits A Shadow in RiverClan, pages 99-101


"I'll always be with you, I promise."
—Feathertail to Crowpaw as she dies Moonrise, page 271


"And you never came back. You gave your life to save your friends and the Tribe in the mountains. I've heard the story. RiverClan will never forget you."
—Willowpaw to Feathertail in a dream Sunset, page 200


Graystripe: "Feathertail...! My daughter... Our daughter..."
Feathertail: "Hello, Father. It's good to see you again."
Graystripe: "I heard about... I mean to say, they told me you had... You're at peace, then...? You're with your mother?"
Silverstream: "Yes, Graystripe. I joined StarClan even as our kits were born... But now my daughter and I are reunited."
—Graystripe meeting Feathertail in a dream The Lost Warrior, page 53


Feathertail: "They're perfect. Crowfeather would be so proud. These kits are more precious than you can possibly know. Cats will speak of them for many seasons to come. They must stay in ThunderClan, for all the Clans' sakes, with a mother and father who can be proud of them, who can share them with their Clanmates to be raised up as strong, loyal warriors. I know how much Leafpool loves these kits, but you must be their mother and raise them in ThunderClan with your head held high."
Squirrelflight: "How can you do this? You're asking me to lie to every cat I love."
Feathertail: "Because I love these kits as much as you do. They're Crowfeather's. How could I not? I want them to live the best life, not one lived outside the Clans, in shame and exile."
Squirrelflight: "Do you wish they were yours?"
Feathertail: "That was never meant to be. The destiny of these kits begins now and you have the power to change everything, Squirrelflight. Please believe me when I say Leafpool's kits must stay in ThunderClan."
—Feathertail convincing Squirrelflight to raise Leafpool's kits Leafpool's Wish, page Chapter 9

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Moonrise, page 272
  2. Revealed in Starlight, page 266
  3. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 310
  4. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 235
  5. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 136
  6. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 210
  7. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 221
  8. 8.0 8.1 Revealed in Moonrise, page 271
  9. Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 251
  10. 10.0 10.1 Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 253
  11. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, pages 198-200
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Revealed in Midnight, allegiances
  13. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 202
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Revealed in Mistystar's Omen, chapter 3
  15. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 308
  16. Revealed in Midnight, page 43
  17. Revealed in Moonrise, page 64
  18. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 297
  19. Revealed in Moonrise, page 270
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