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"I like to remember [Pebbleshine]. And it's easier now that I have found you both. She was the kindest, sweetest cat I've ever known, and I miss her every day. But missing her doesn't have to feel so sad anymore because I have part of her with me."
— Hawkwing to Violetpaw and Twigpaw in Darkest Night, page 54

Hawkwing is a big,[8] sturdy, and sleek-furred,[9] dark gray[1] tabby[10] tom with yellow eyes,[1] and a broad face.[11]

Hawkwing is the current deputy of SkyClan under Leafstar's leadership in the lake territories. He was born to Cherrytail and Sharpclaw alongside his littermates, Blossomheart, Cloudmist, and Duskpaw. As an apprentice, Hawkpaw was mentored by Ebonyclaw and blamed himself for his brother's death in a fire. After becoming a warrior, Hawkwing befriended Darktail and grew close to Pebbleshine, whom he had a rivalry with. When SkyClan was driven from the gorge, Hawkwing mentored Curlypaw, and when she was taken captive by Dodge, Hawkwing killed the rogue to free his apprentice. Following Waspwhisker's disappearance, he was made deputy.

Hawkwing grew depressed once Pebbleshine was taken by Twolegs, who was also expecting his kits; however, he happily raised Finkit, Dewkit, and Reedkit with Plumwillow, until their father returned. Upon arriving at the lake, Hawkwing discovered that Twigpaw and Violetpaw were his kits, and he assisted in defeating the Kin alongside the other Clans. He supported Leafstar during the conflict alongside ShadowClan, and he stood by her side when Bramblestar started a tyrannical rule on ThunderClan.


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A Vision of Shadows[]

"I will always save you if I can. I just wish I had been around to save your mother."
―Hawkwing after saving Violetpaw on a Thunderpath Darkest Night, page 93
Hawkwing is the deputy of SkyClan as his Clan journeys to find the other Clans. Twigpaw, following the signs of Alderheart's dreams, finds the struggling Clan and brings them back to ThunderClan. Hawkwing realizes that Twigpaw and Violetpaw are his and Pebbleshine's lost daughters, and he lovingly reunites with them. Hawkwing becomes close to his daughters, as they had always desired to have a relationship with family.
After driving out Darktail, Hawkwing encourages his daughters to join SkyClan and finds himself relating more with Violetpaw through their shared grief caused by Darktail. He leads a journey to find their missing Clanmates and returns with them back to SkyClan, reuniting with his mother, Cherrytail, and sister, Cloudmist, along the way. Twigpaw leaves to return to ThunderClan, and Hawkwing promises to remain in touch. He helps settle in his Clan in their new territory and manages the growing tensions between the ShadowClan cats when the two Clans merge. Hawkwing participates in the conflict with ShadowClan and leads his Clan briefly back to the gorge until the other Clans bring them back.

The Broken Code[]

"We can try countless times, but we don't know where the water begins...or whether it's frozen solid."
―Hawkwing when attempting to break the ice on the Moonpool failed Lost Stars, page 195
His daughter has given birth to Tree's kits, Needlekit and Rootkit. He and the other deputies organize their warriors to try to push a large rock onto the ice covering the Moonpool. However, their results prove fruitless, and StarClan is still silent. He stands by Leafstar and SkyClan when Bramblestar's impostor starts a tyrannical rule of ThunderClan. When the impostor's identity is revealed to be Ashfur, Hawkwing and the ShadowClan leader Tigerstar go to interrogate the dark warrior about him making the ghosts of the fallen suffer. While questioning the dead warrior, Ashfur gaslights Hawkwing into attacking him by insulting Rootspring, and Hawkwing and Tigerstar nearly kill Ashfur until they are stopped by Shadowsight.

Super Editions[]

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

«As long as I'm alive, SkyClan will never be exiled. We will always survive!»
—Hawkwing thinking about SkyClan Hawkwing's Journey, page 169
In Hawkwing's Journey, Hawkpaw is a SkyClan apprentice under the mentorship of Ebonyclaw. After Duskpaw dies from smoke inhalation after trying to steal some Twoleg food, Hawkpaw blames himself for his brother's death, and Sharpclaw's distance doesn't help him cope any better. He earns his warrior name of Hawkwing, along with his siblings, Cloudmist and Blossomheart, and encounters Darktail who SkyClan assumes is apart of a prophecy that Echosong received. Hawkwing and his Clanmates go on a journey to find the Clans under Darktail's instructions. However, badgers attack them, and Billystorm is killed. Darktail later reveals his true nature by leading his rogues to drive SkyClan out of the gorge. Several of Hawkwing's Clanmates are lost or are killed, including his father. The remaining SkyClan cats begin their journey to try to find the other Clans.
Hawkwing becomes mates with Pebbleshine, and she reveals she is expecting his kits. He loses her after she gets trapped in a monster. Plumwillow asks him to help raise her kits, since her mate, Sandynose, had disappeared after the battle with Darktail. He raises Finkit, Reedkit, and Dewkit with her until Sandynose returns in the middle of the journey. He also mentors Curlypaw, where he saved her by killing Dodge when she was held captive, but eventually, she leaves to become a kittypet. After Waspwhisker is kidnapped by Twolegs, Leafstar appoints Hawkwing as the next SkyClan deputy, and he helps lead the Clan on the remainder of their journey. The meaning of Echosong's final prophecy is revealed to Hawkwing and Leafstar: streaks of "blood" across the sky, leading them to the Clans.

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Killed victims[]

This list shows the victims Hawkwing has killed:



Hawkwing's parents are Sharpclaw and Cherrytail. His mate was Pebbleshine, and Twigbranch and Violetshine are their daughters. Hawkwing also adopted Finleap, Reedclaw, and Dewspring when their father, Sandynose, was missing. For more of Hawkwing's family, click here!



Interesting facts[]

  • Twigbranch is noted to look a lot like him,[13] and she has been described with same pelt color as him.[14][15]

Author statements[]

  • Kate has said Hawkwing does not favor Violetshine over Twigbranch, but instead just has more of an affinity with Violetshine.[blog 1]



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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Revealed in Ravenpaw's Farewell, allegiances
  2. Revealed in Veil of Shadows, page 257
  3. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 21
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 30
  5. Revealed in Lost Stars, page 182
  6. 6.0 6.1 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 379
  7. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 234
  8. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 376
  9. Revealed in Ravenpaw's Farewell, chapter 9
  10. Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 151
  11. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 404
  12. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 264
  13. Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 57
  14. Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 53
  15. Revealed in Pebbleshine's Kits, chapter 6
  16. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 26
  17. Revealed on Catalog page
  18. Revealed in Darkest Night, page 125
  19. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, manga
  20. Revealed in Shattered Sky, chapter 4
  21. Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 196
  22. Revealed in Shattered Sky, chapter 17
  23. Revealed in Shattered Sky, chapter 18
  24. Revealed in Shattered Sky, chapter 19
  25. Revealed in Shadow, chapter 17

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