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"They have fought hunger alongside us with the courage of lions and the loyalty of true warriors. Moonflower, Poppydawn, Heronwing, and Rabbitleap, your Clan welcomes you."
Doestar about Heronwing at his warrior ceremony in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 10

Heronwing is a dark brown tabby tom with yellow eyes.[2]

History

In the Novellas

Goosefeather's Curse

Moonkit, Poppykit, and Heronkit chase a moss ball across the clearing. All three of the kits crash into each other, but none are able to get the moss ball. As Goosekit heads back to the nursery, he has to swerve to avoid Poppykit and Heronkit, who are wrestling over a stick.
Heronkit plays hide-and-seek with Goosekit, Moonkit, and his littermates. When Goosekit looks for them, a dark brown tom tells him that Heronkit is hiding in the elders' den. Goosekit heads over to it, nearly tripping over Heronkit, who is crouching behind a thistle clump. He wriggles out of Goosekit's way, telling him to watch out.
After Goosekit's finishes finding all the kits, Heronkit narrows his eyes, saying Goosekit found them too quickly, accusing him of cheating. Goosekit defends himself, saying he heard Rabbitkit moving, but Heronkit and the others don't believe him. Heronkit turns his back to Goosekit, saying they should go play another game without him. When Swiftpaw goes missing, Rabbitkit, Moonkit, and Heronkit want to search for her. Heronkit says that it will be just like hide-and-seek. At Stormtail's warrior ceremony, it is mentioned there is a new apprentice to be made. Moonkit tries to see Heronkit, believing the new apprentice is him, and saying that he hadn't said anything to her about it. However, the new apprentice is revealed to be Goosepaw, not Heronkit.
He is later made an apprentice, becoming Heronpaw. When Goosepaw rushes into camp, Heronpaw asks if he was being chased by a fox. Poppypaw says it was probably a rabbit, as Goosepaw smelled of leaves. Moonpaw says rabbits could be dangerous, to which Rabbitpaw says that he was a rabbit that was always dangerous, bringing his forepaws down on Heronpaw. Heronpaw shrugs him away, telling Rabbitpaw to stop messing around.
Moons after the leaf-bare that ravaged ThunderClan, Moonflower, Poppydawn, Heronwing, and Rabbitleap are made warriors, and are thanked for fighting like lions during it.

Pinestar's Choice

Pineheart mentions to Doestar that Heronpaw had caught a pigeon all by himself while on patrol. The Clan leader is pleased to hear this, and comments that Heronpaw has always been fast, even since he was a kit.
Doestar later holds a ceremony to give Heronpaw his warrior name, Heronwing. The day after, following Doestar's death, Heronwing crouches with at the edge of the clearing with Moonflower, Poppydawn, and Rabbitleap, bowing his head in sorrow.

Trivia

Mistakes

  • He is shown as a gray tabby on the family tree.[5][6]

Character pixels

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Official art

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Kin

Members

Mother:

Fallowsong:[2] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Sister:

Poppydawn:[7] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Brother:

Rabbitleap:[2] Deceased, verified StarClan member
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Aunt:
Sweetbriar:[8] Living (As of Pinestar's Choice)

Nieces:

Rosetail:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sweetpaw:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Nephew:

Thistleclaw:[9] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member

Grandnephew:

Whitestorm:[10] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-grandniece:

Sorreltail:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-grandnephews:

Rainwhisker:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sootfur:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-grandnephew:

Molepaw:[12] Status unknown

Great-great-grandnieces:

Honeyfern:[12] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Cinderheart:[12] Living (As of The Silent Thaw)
Poppyfrost:[12] Living (As of The Silent Thaw)
Lilyheart:[13] Living (As of The Silent Thaw)
Seedpaw:[13] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-great-grandnephews:

Molewhisker:[14] Living (As of The Silent Thaw)
Fernsong:[15] Living (As of The Silent Thaw)
Larksong:[16] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-great-grandnieces:

Cherryfall:[14] Living (As of The Silent Thaw)
Hollytuft:[15] Living (As of The Silent Thaw)
Sorrelstripe:[15] Living (As of The Silent Thaw)
Leafshade:[16] Living (As of The Silent Thaw)
Honeyfur:[16] Living (As of The Silent Thaw)

Cousins:

Pinestar:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Tigerstar:[17] Deceased, no residence
Nightkit:[17] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Mistkit:[17] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Bramblestar:[18] Living (As of The Silent Thaw)
Hawkfrost:[19] Deceased, no residence
Tadpole:[20] Deceased, residence unknown
Tawnypelt:[18] Living (As of The Silent Thaw)
Mothwing:[19] Living (As of The Silent Thaw)
Tigerstar:[21] Living (As of The Silent Thaw)
Flametail:[21] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Alderheart:[22] Living (As of The Silent Thaw)
Juniperkit:[23] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Dawnpelt:[21] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sparkpelt:[23] Living (As of The Silent Thaw)
Dandelionkit:[23] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sleekwhisker:[24] Living (As of River of Fire)
Juniperclaw:[24] Deceased, residence unknown
Strikestone:[24] Living (As of The Silent Thaw)
Lightleap:[25] Status unknown
Pouncekit:[25] Status unknown
Shadowkit:[25] Status unknown

Tree

Unknown
Fallowsong ♀Sweetbriar ♀
Windflight ♂Poppydawn ♀Rabbitleap ♂Heronwing ♂Oakstar ♂
Rosetail ♀Thistleclaw ♂Sweetpaw ♀Nightkit ♀Tigerstar ♂Mistkit ♀
Whitestorm ♂
Ferncloud ♀Ashfur ♂Elderkit ♂Tulipkit ♂Rainwhisker ♂Sootfur ♂Sorreltail ♀
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    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Quotes

"He found us all too quickly. I bet he cheated!"
—Heronkit accusing Goosekit of cheating Goosefeather's Curse, page chapter 2


Rabbitkit: "We totally could have helped! I'm nearly as big as the apprentices."
Heronkit: "It would be just like playing hide-and-seek!"
—Heronkit and Rabbitkit wishing they could help find Swiftpaw Goosefeather's Curse, page chapter 2


Rabbitpaw: "This rabbit's always dangerous!"
Heronpaw: "Stop messing around!"
—Heronpaw when Rabbitpaw is joking around Goosefeather's Curse, page chapter 5

Ceremonies

Heronwing’s warrior ceremony
Doestar: They have fought hunger alongside us, with the courage of lions and the loyalty of true warriors. Poppydawn, Heronwing, and Rabbitleap, your Clan welcomes you.
Reference: Goosefeather's Curse, Chapter 10

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed on Vicky’s Facebook Page
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, allegiances
  3. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 5
  4. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 10
  5. 5.0 5.1 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree
  6. File:Heronwing_(TC).Icon.png
  7. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 1
  8. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook Page
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 47
  10. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 327
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 247
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Revealed in Sunset, page 27
  13. 13.0 13.1 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 146
  14. 14.0 14.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 299
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 478
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 266
  18. 18.0 18.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, pages 19-20
  19. 19.0 19.1 Revealed in Moonrise, page 258
  20. Revealed in Return to the Clans, page 2
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 Revealed in Dark River, pages 20-21
  22. Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 10
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 9
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 348
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 18
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