Half-Clan cats are cats who have mixed blood between two or more different affiliations.[1] Their parents can come from different Clans or one of the parents could possibly be a loner, kittypet or rogue.[2] Mixed-Clan relationships are usually forbidden by the warrior code.[3]

Description

Taking a mate from another Clan is implicitly forbidden by the first rule of the Warrior Code, which is explained in Code of the Clans.[4] Such pairings are considered a sign of disloyalty.[5]

Kits born as a result of such forbidden relationship are usually taken in by the Clan of the mother.[6] They are considered half-Clan and are looked down upon by pure-blood Clan cats as their commitment to their foster Clan can be questioned. They are also prone to be ridiculed and mocked. Sometimes they can be in danger, such as when TigerClan planned to execute its half-Clan members.[7]

Cats who have one parent from outside the Clans (e.g. a rogue, a kittypet) can also be considered half-Clan; but usually are not suspected with disloyalty, as they do not have two different Clans to feel loyalty for.[8]

Mixed heritage by birth

Cats with parents from different Clans

At their conception or birth, their parents were members of different Clans:

Cats with a non-Clan parent

At their conception or birth, one of their parents was a Clan cat, and the other not:

Mixed heritage by blood

Cats with blood of different Clans

Their parents were born in different Clans (even if later they were in the same Clan):

Cats with a non-Clanborn parent

A parent was not Clanborn (even if he or she joined a Clan later):

Notes and references

  1. Graystripe and Silverstream
  2. Tadpole, Hawkfrost, and Mothwing
  3. Revealed in Code of the Clans, page 4
  4. Revealed in Code of the Clans, page 10
  5. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 226
  6. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 258
  7. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 169
  8. Revealed in Return to the Clans, page 67
  9. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 465
  10. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, pages 220-221
  11. Revealed in Sunrise, page 305
  12. Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 18
  13. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 453
  14. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, allegiances
  15. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 139
  16. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 479
  17. Revealed in Mapleshade's Vengeance, chapter 2
  18. Kate's blog
  19. Revealed in Moonrise, page 258
  20. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, pages 496-497
  21. Revealed in Dawn, page 229
  22. Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, allegiances
  23. Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 197
  24. Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 259
  25. Revealed in River of Fire, page 222
  26. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 496
  27. Revealed in Spottedleaf's Honest Answer
  28. Revealed in Dark River, pages 20-21
  29. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, allegiances
  30. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 219
  31. 31.0 31.1 Revealed in Into the Wild, allegiances
  32. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 9
  33. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 18
  34. Revealed in Starlight, allegiances
  35. Revealed in The Lost Warrior, page 49
  36. Revealed in Twilight, page 27
  37. Revealed in Twilight, page 135
  38. Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 198
  39. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow: Bonus Scene, page 11
  40. Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, allegiances
  41. Revealed in Ravenpaw's Farewell, chapter 2
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