"Warriors aren't meant to be afraid of anything."
— Leafpaw's opinion on being a warrior in Thunder and Shadow, page 235


Leafshade is a tortoiseshell she-cat.[1]

Leafshade is a ThunderClan warrior who has served under Bramblestar's, the impostor's, and Squirrelflight's leaderships in the lake territories. She was born to Lilyheart and Snowbush as Leafkit, along with her siblings Honeykit and Larkkit and Twigkit as an adoptive sister. She was renamed Leafpaw and apprenticed to Bumblestripe. Afterwards, she earned her warrior name of Leafshade and was assigned an apprentice of her own, Spotfur.

History

In the A Vision of Shadows arc

The Apprentice's Quest

"[Lilyheart]'s not your mother! She's our mother, you came from a long way away—beyond the lake even!"
―Leafkit The Apprentice's Quest, page chapter 24
Leafkit, Larkkit and Honeykit are the kits of Lilyheart and Snowbush. Before Alderpaw leaves to go on his quest, Leafkit and her siblings are seen playing around Daisy and Lilyheart's paws. After returning from the journey, Alderpaw enters the nursery, and Lilyheart tells him to be careful about where he puts his paws. He looks down and notes why, as her three kits, Larkkit, Leafkit, and Honeykit are play-fighting with each other on the floor of the den.
Leafkit is with her littermates, and Twigkit asks what an apprentice is. Larkkit explains to her that it's when a cat turns six moons old, they gain a mentor, and learn how to become a warrior. Leafkit shakes scraps of moss from her pelt and mews that it's when you learn to fight as an apprentice. When Alderpaw and Sparkpaw take Twigkit and Violetkit to the Gathering, Sparkpaw reassures the nervous kits that they'll have a lot to tell Larkkit, Honeykit, and Leafkit when they get home.

Thunder and Shadow

Leafpaw: "Warriors aren't meant to be afraid of anything."
Bumblestripe: "I'll remind you of that next time we smell a fox while we're out training."
Leafpaw: "I wasn't being afraid. I was being smart."
—Leafpaw and Bumblestripe about bravery Thunder and Shadow, page 235
Leafpool mentions that Leafkit and her siblings are too boisterous for their foster sister Twigkit. The kits nose through the apprentices' den with Leafkit gasping there is so much room. Later on, the kits clamber over a fallen beech. Fernsong brings Honeykit to the medicine den over a cough, since Lilyheart is too busy with Leafkit and Larkkit to do otherwise. Honeykit soon mentions that she shared a rabbit with Leafkit and Larkkit. Twigkit tells Honeykit that Leafkit and Larkkit are going to explore some ferns and said for Honeykit to hurry up. She asks to join but the white-and-yellow kit states that Leafkit caught a frog there and she'll only get in the way of hunting. Later on, Leafkit and her littermates doze beside their mother outside the nursery.
Leafkit and Larkkit invent battle moves in the clearing. Twigkit decides to leave camp and bring back watermint to impress her Clanmates. She imagines Leafkit, Honeykit and Larkkit would be amazed. She falls into the lake instead though, and Leafkit and Honeykit constantly tease her because of it. They tease her like they do each other, but don't mean any harm. Later on, Twigkit is impatient to tell Leafkit and Honeykit that she is special like Jayfeather. Leafpaw becomes an apprentice with her mentor being Bumblestripe. Twigpaw also becomes an apprentice and thinks that she wants to become as good as them. They have been learning battle moves while Twigpaw has been hunting. However, they were apprenticed when it was heavily snowing and prey was scarce.
On the way to the Gathering, Leafpaw and Larkpaw jostle near the tree-bridge. Rosepetal nudges them so Honeypaw could go first. Leafpaw snorts to Rosepetal's comment that being afraid is being smart, replying that warriors aren't meant to be afraid of anything. Bumblestripe gives her a nudge, stating that'll her remind her next time they come across fox scent. Leafpaw puffs her chest and states she wasn’t being afraid, but smart. On the island, Leafpaw and her siblings race into the clearing. Leafpaw calls out to Nightpaw and Breezepaw, greeting with a purr and hurrying to them. One night later on, Leafpool calls to Alderpaw. Leafpaw shifts around in her nest and doesn't wake up. When a ShadowClan patrol comes to ThunderClan camp, Leafpaw and her siblings whisper excitedly to each other near the fresh-kill pile.

Shattered Sky

Before the battle with the Kin, Twigpaw observes Leafshade and her littermates, awaiting their first chance to fight for their Clan as true warriors.

River of Fire

During a storm, Alderheart alerts Bramblestar that a fire has started by lighting. The leader plunges into the warriors' den, emerging with Leafshade and Stormcloud. He instructs them to check it out and see if any Clan needs help, but to not get too close. Leafshade says they will and both bound out of camp. They bring back Velvet and Fuzzball, explaining that they checked the fire and discovered these two kittypets who needed help because it burnt their homes.

The Raging Storm

Leafshade has received her first apprentice, Spotpaw.

In The Broken Code arc

Veil of Shadows

Shadowsight spots Leafshade at the head of a hunting patrol returning with their catches. Later, she fights shoulder to shoulder with Bramblestar when he is ambushed by the rebels. During the battle, she and Shellfur are ordered by their leader to attack Leafstar, but Leafshade and the tom turn their backs on Bramblestar.

In the Super Editions

Squirrelflight's Hope

Honeyfur: "I'll sit the vigil."
Leafshade: "So will I. Larksong is with Snowbush now."
Honeyfur: "They'll be watching over us."
—Leafshade and Honeyfur comforting each other Squirrelflight's Hope, page chapter 18
Leafshade's apprentice, Spotpaw, is now a warrior named Spotfur. Before Larksong and Flickerkit's vigil that night, Leafshade goes on a patrol with Squirrelflight, Honeyfur and Fernsong. She and her sister inform the deputy they'll be sitting vigil for her brother, and Leafshade somberly remarks that Larksong was with their father now. Honeyfur and Leafshade huddle between Lilyheart. Later, when Squirrelflight's spirit walks in ThunderClan's camp, she spots Leafshade clearing the camp of fallen leaves.

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Official art

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Kin

Members

Mother:

Lilyheart:[1] Living (As of Darkness Within)

Father:

Snowbush:[6] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Sister:

Honeyfur:[1] Living (As of Darkness Within)

Brother:

Larksong:[1] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Adopted sister:

Twigbranch:[7] Living (As of Darkness Within)

Foster sister:

Violetshine:[7] Living (As of Darkness Within)
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Niece:
Finchpaw:[8] Living (As of Darkness Within)

Nephews:

Flamepaw:[8] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Flickerkit:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Grandmothers:

Brightheart:[10] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Sorreltail:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Grandfathers:

Cloudtail:[10] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Brackenfur:[11] Living (As of Darkness Within)

Great-grandmothers:

Princess:[12] Living (As of Dawn)
Frostfur:[13] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Willowpelt:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-grandfathers:

Whitestorm:[15] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Lionheart:[16] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-grandmothers:

Nutmeg:[17] Living (As of Fire and Ice)
Robinwing:[18] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Swiftbreeze:[19] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Snowfur:[20] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Speckletail:[21] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-grandfathers:

Jake:[17] Deceased, residence unknown
Fuzzypelt:[18] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Adderfang:[22] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Thistleclaw:[20] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member
Smallear:[23] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-great-grandmothers:

Flashnose:[24] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Moonflower:[25] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Poppydawn:[26] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Crystal:[27] Living (As of Pinestar's Choice)

Great-great-great-grandfathers:

Stormtail:[28] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Windflight:[29] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-great-great-grandmothers:

Daisytoe:[30] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Fallowsong:[30] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Squirrelwhisker:[31] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-great-great-grandfathers:

Rooktail:[32] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Eaglestorm:[31] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Uncles:

Dewnose:[33] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Molepaw:[34] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Aunts:

Whitewing:[35] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Ambermoon:[33] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Honeyfern:[34] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Poppyfrost:[34] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Cinderheart:[34] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Seedpaw:[36] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-uncles:

Thornclaw:[37] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
Rainwhisker:[38] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sootfur:[38] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-aunt:

Cinderpelt:[39] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great aunts/uncles:

Nami:[40][41] Status unknown
Zack:[40][41] Status unknown
Livy:[40][41] Status unknown
Taylor:[40][41] Status unknown

Half-great-uncle:

Graystripe:[42] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)

Great-great-uncles:

Firestar:[43] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Dustpelt:[44] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Ravenpaw:[45] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Redtail:[19] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Patchpelt:[25] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Snowkit:[46] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-aunts:

Brindleface:[18] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Spottedleaf:[19] Deceased, no residence
Leopardfoot:[25] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Goldenflower:[21] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Mistlekit:[47] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-uncles/aunts:

Filou:[48][49] Status unknown
Luna:[48][49] Status unknown
Tommy:[48][49] Status unknown
Chestnutkit:[18][44] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Cherrypaw:[18][44] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-half-uncles:

Scourge:[17] Deceased, no residence
Socks:[17] Living (As of The Rise of Scourge)
Longtail:[50] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-half-aunt:

Ruby:[17] Living (As of The Rise of Scourge)

Great-great-great-aunts:

Bluestar:[25] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Rosetail:[26] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sweetpaw:[26] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-great-uncles/aunts:

Ferris:[27] Living (As of Pinestar's Choice)
Whiskers:[27] Living (As of Pinestar's Choice)

Great-great-great-half-aunt:

Dappletail:[31] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-great-half-uncles:

Tawnyspots:[31] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Thrushpelt:[31] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-great-great-uncles:

Goosefeather:[30] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Heronwing:[30] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Rabbitleap:[30] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-great-great-great-aunt:

Sweetbriar:[31] Deceased, verified StarClan member

First cousins:

Dovewing:[51] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Ivypool:[51] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Molewhisker:[52] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Cherryfall:[52] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Hollytuft:[53] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Fernsong:[53] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Sorrelstripe:[53] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Spotfur:[54] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Flywhisker:[54] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
Snaptooth:[54] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
Baypaw:[55] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Myrtlepaw:[55] Living (As of Darkness Within)

Second cousins:

Plumstone:[56] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Eaglewing:[56] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Stemleaf:[56] Deceased, verified ghost
Shellfur:[56] Living (As of Darkness Within)

Trees

Genetic

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Adopted

Lilyheart ♀
Honeyfur ♀Larksong ♂Leafshade ♀Twigbranch ♀Violetshine ♀

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Appearances


Trivia

Interesting facts

Mistakes

  • She was mistakenly called a tom.[57]

Quotes

"That's how you learn to fight when you're an apprentice."
―Leafkit to Twigkit about apprentices The Apprentice's Quest, page 278


"There's so much room inside!"
―Leafkit about the apprentices’ den Thunder and Shadow, page 4

External links

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  2. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 188
  3. Revealed in Shattered Sky, allegiances
  4. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 235
  5. Revealed in The Raging Storm, allegiances
  6. The allegiances of The Apprentice's Quest establish that Leafshade, Honeyfur, and Larksong are born to Lilyheart. While never outright stated that Snowbush is the father of this litter, Snowbush is confirmed to be Lilyheart's mate on page 74 of River of Fire.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 279
  8. 8.0 8.1 Revealed in Lost Stars, allegiances
  9. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 253
  10. 10.0 10.1 Revealed in Midnight, page 17
  11. 11.0 11.1 Revealed in Twilight, page 50
  12. 12.0 12.1 Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 219
  13. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, pages 62-63
  14. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 120
  15. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 95
  16. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 197
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 329
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 362
  20. 20.0 20.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 327
  21. 21.0 21.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 48
  22. Revealed on [ Vicky's Facebook]
  23. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  24. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 3
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 8
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 47
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 Revealed in Pinestar's Choice, chapter 5
  28. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 19
  29. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 315
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, allegiances
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 31.3 31.4 31.5 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  32. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 1
  33. 33.0 33.1 Revealed in The Last Hope, page 216
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 34.3 Revealed in Sunset, page 27
  35. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 509
  36. Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 146
  37. Revealed in Fire and Ice, pages 95-97
  38. 38.0 38.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 100
  39. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 95
  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 40.3 Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 230
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 41.3 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  42. Revealed in Graystripe's Vow, page 44
  43. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 111
  44. 44.0 44.1 44.2 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  45. Revealed in Graystripe's Vow, page 9
  46. Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 44
  47. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 16
  48. 48.0 48.1 48.2 Revealed in Fire and Ice, pages 116-117
  49. 49.0 49.1 49.2 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  50. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree
  51. 51.0 51.1 Revealed in Sunrise, page 317
  52. 52.0 52.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 299
  53. 53.0 53.1 53.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 478
  54. 54.0 54.1 54.2 Revealed in River of Fire, allegiances
  55. 55.0 55.1 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  56. 56.0 56.1 56.2 56.3 Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 47
  57. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 269
Logo-thunderclan.png ThunderClan cats
Leader Squirrelflight
Deputy Lionblaze
Medicine cats JayfeatherAlderheart
Warriors ThornclawWhitewingBirchfallMousewhisker (Baypaw)PoppyfrostCinderheart (Finchpaw)BumblestripeBlossomfallIvypoolCherryfallMolewhiskerLilyheart (Flamepaw)DewnoseStormcloudFernsongSorrelstripeHollytuftSparkpeltHoneyfurLeafshadeTwigbranchFinleapEaglewing (Myrtlepaw)PlumstoneShellfurSnaptoothFlywhiskerBristlefrostThriftearFlipclaw
Apprentices BaypawMyrtlepawFlamepawFinchpaw
Queens DaisySpotfur
Kits N/A
Elders GraystripeBrackenfurBrightheartCloudtail
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