"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[1] and white[6] she-cat.[1]


In the A Vision of Shadows arc

The Apprentice's Quest

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 seen 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

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.

Darkest Night

Leafshade does not formally appear in Darkest Night, but is listed in the allegiances.

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 does not formally appear in The Raging Storm, but is listed in the allegiances. She has received her first apprentice, Spotpaw.

In The Broken Code arc

Lost Stars

Leafshade does not formally appear in Lost Stars, but is listed in the allegiances.

In the Super Editions

Tigerheart's Shadow

Leafshade does not formally appear in Tigerheart's Shadow, but is listed in the allegiances.

In the Novellas

Tawnypelt's Clan

Leafshade does not formally appear in Tawnypelt's Clan, but is listed in the allegiances.


Interesting facts


  • She was mistakenly called a tom.[10]

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Official art

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Lilyheart:[1] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Snowbush:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Honeyfur:[1] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Larksong:[1] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Foster sisters:

Twigbranch:[12] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Violetshine:[12] Living (As of Lost Stars)
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Finchpaw:[13] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Flamepaw:[13] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Flickerkit:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Brightheart:[15] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Sorreltail:[16] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Cloudtail:[15] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Brackenfur:[16] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Princess:[8] Living (As of Dawn)
Frostfur:[17] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Willowpelt:[18] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Whitestorm:[19] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Nutmeg:[20] Living (As of Fire and Ice)
Robinwing:[21] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Swiftbreeze:[22] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Snowfur:[23] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Jake:[20] Deceased, residence unknown
Fuzzypelt:[21] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Adderfang:[24] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Thistleclaw:[23] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member


Flashnose:[25] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Moonflower:[26] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Poppydawn:[27] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Crystal:[28] Status unknown


Stormtail:[29] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Windflight:[30] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Daisytoe:[31] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Fallowsong:[31] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Squirrelwhisker:[32] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Rooktail:[33] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Eaglestorm:[32] Status unknown


Dewnose:[34] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Molepaw:[35] Status unknown


Whitewing:[36] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Ambermoon:[34] Deceased, residence unknown
Honeyfern:[35] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Poppyfrost:[35] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Cinderheart:[35] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Seedpaw:[37] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Thornclaw:[38] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Rainwhisker:[39] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sootfur:[39] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Cinderpelt:[40] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Four unnamed kits:[41] Status unknown

Great half-uncle:

Graystripe:[6] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Firestar:[42] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Dustpelt:[6] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Ravenpaw:[6] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Redtail:[22] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Patchpelt:[26] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Brindleface:[21] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Spottedleaf:[22] Deceased, no residence
Leopardfoot:[26] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Unidentified kits:[21] Status unknown
Unnamed kits:[43] Status unknown


Scourge:[20] Deceased, no residence
Socks:[20] Status unknown
Longtail:[44] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Ruby:[20] Status unknown


Bluestar:[26] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Rosetail:[27] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sweetpaw:[27] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Ferris:[28] Status unknown
Whiskers:[28] Status unknown


Dappletail:[32] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Tawnyspots:[32] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Thrushpelt:[32] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Goosefeather:[31] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Heronwing:[31] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Rabbitleap:[31] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Sweetbriar:[32] Living (As of Pinestar's Choice)

First cousins:

Dovewing:[45] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Ivypool:[45] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Molewhisker:[46] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Cherryfall:[46] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Hollytuft:[47] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Fernsong:[47] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Sorrelstripe:[47] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Spotfur:[48] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Flywhisker:[48] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Snaptooth:[48] Living (As of Lost Stars)

Second cousins:

Plumstone:[49] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Eaglewing:[49] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Stemleaf:[49] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Shellfur:[49] Living (As of Lost Stars)



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    = Gender Unknown


"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

"[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

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

External links

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 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. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree
  7. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 452
  8. 8.0 8.1 Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 219
  9. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 497
  10. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 269
  11. Kate's Blog
  12. 12.0 12.1 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 279
  13. 13.0 13.1 Revealed in Lost Stars, allegiances
  14. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 253
  15. 15.0 15.1 Revealed in Midnight, page 17
  16. 16.0 16.1 Revealed in Twilight, page 50
  17. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, pages 62-63
  18. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 120
  19. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 95
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 197
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 329
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 362
  23. 23.0 23.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 327
  24. Revealed on [ Vicky's Facebook page]
  25. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 3
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 8
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 47
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 Revealed in Pinestar's Choice, chapter 5
  29. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 19
  30. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 315
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 31.3 31.4 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, allegiances
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.5 Revealed on Vicky's facebook page
  33. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 1
  34. 34.0 34.1 Revealed in The Last Hope, page 216
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 35.3 Revealed in Sunset, page 27
  36. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 509
  37. Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 146
  38. Revealed in Fire and Ice, pages 95-97
  39. 39.0 39.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 100
  40. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 95
  41. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 191
  42. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 111
  43. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 116
  44. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  45. 45.0 45.1 Revealed in Sunrise, page 317
  46. 46.0 46.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 299
  47. 47.0 47.1 47.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 478
  48. 48.0 48.1 48.2 Revealed in River of Fire, allegiances
  49. 49.0 49.1 49.2 49.3 Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 47
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