|"I don't care! Darktail is cruel. Tell him what I said, and let him do what he likes."|
|— Mintfur to Violetpaw about Darktail in Shattered Sky, page 158|
Mintfur is a light gray tabby tom.
Mintfur was a RiverClan warrior under Leopardstar's and Mistystar's leaderships in the lake territories. He mentored Nettlepaw and became mates with Icewing, who gave birth to Beetlewhisker, Petalfur, Grasspelt and Pricklekit. Mintfur participated in the Great Battle. Afterwards, Icewing gave birth to their second litter, Breezeheart and Nightsky, and Mintfur mentored Softpelt. He and his mate were captured and tortured by Darktail when he and his Kin commandeered RiverClan territory.
In the Power of Three arc
- Mintfur is a RiverClan warrior and his apprentice is Nettlepaw. His mate, Icewing, has given birth to Beetlekit, Grasskit, Petalkit and Pricklekit.
In the Omen of the Stars arc
- Mintfur attends Dovewing's first Gathering as a warrior. After the leaders make their report, he, along with Robinwing, approach Bumblestripe and ask how the prey has been running in ThunderClan. Dovewing, looking for Tigerheart, leaves as Bumblestripe replies.
- Jayfeather: "ShadowClan doesn't make decisions for StarClan. Only StarClan can deny my powers to heal."
- Mintfur: "I think Mistystar should decide."
- The Last Hope, page 73
- Mintfur is among the RiverClan patrol, along with Troutstream and Beetlewhisker, that spots Jayfeather on the territory. Jayfeather catches the fierce scent of the warriors and notes that the RiverClan cats are bristling. When Jayfeather defends himself against Beetlewhisker's accusation regarding his medicine duties, Mintfur murmurs that he thinks Mistystar should decide. Falling behind the escort, Mintfur is accompanied by Beetlewhisker. As Jayfeather climbs a fallen trunk of a tree, the medicine cat's heart lurches, as he is uncertain that Mintfur and Beetlewhisker's weight would also be supported.
- Later, he arrives with Troutstream and Pebblefoot to help ThunderClan after the first wave of Dark Forest warriors attack the ThunderClan camp. Hurling himself into battle, Mintfur begins to attack Dark Forest cats alongside his patrol. Shortly after the next wave is driven back, Mintfur is seen sniffing at a scratch on Troutstream's flank. Mintfur and Troutstream aid Brackenfur in hauling a thorn barrier to the ThunderClan nursery after being asked.
In the A Vision of Shadows arc
- Icewing has given birth to his second litter of kits, Breezekit and Nightkit.
- His kits are now apprentices, Breezepaw and Nightpaw. During a Gathering, as the other three Clans wait for ShadowClan, Alderpaw stiffens as Mintfur jerks his gaze toward the edge of the clearing. Alderpaw pricks his ears as the RiverClan tom's nose twitches, and he hears that ShadowClan are coming. With ShadowClan's arrival, the Gathering begins, but when Rowanstar announces that a group of young ShadowClan cats, including Violetkit, have joined the rogues, there are many objections by other Clan cats, especially about how Violetpaw, who is part of the prophecy, is gone. Mintfur asks how they will clear the sky with her gone, but Squirrelflight exclaims that rescuing the kit first is more important that the prophecy.
- "Just what I'd expect from ThunderClan. Thinking they should keep this secret to themselves—that they're the only Clan that matters!"
- —Mintfur about ThunderClan keeping the secret of SkyClan Shattered Sky, page 29
- Mintfur, Icewing, Brackenpelt and Reedwhisker are tortured with starvation by Darktail and demanded to swear an oath of loyalty to the Kin. Although they initially hold out, they eventually give in one by one due to their hunger and festering wounds, but are only given a couple of scrawny mice by Darktail and nothing more. Mintfur later lays stretched out with Icewing in the prisoners' den, every one of his ribs visible. Violetpaw brings a vole to the RiverClan prisoners and after they finish, Mintfur explains they cannot continue like this, commenting that Darktail is the cruelest cat he has ever known. Brackenpelt gives him a warning prod, reminding him Violetpaw is one of his cats. Mintfur declares he doesn't care, insisting Darktail is cruel. He glares at Violetpaw, saying to tell her leader what he said and to do what he wants, though Violetpaw reassures she won't tell Darktail anything. When the RiverClan prisoners escape, Mintfur is noted to be missing some clumps of fur, but nothing more serious.
- Mintfur is now mentoring Softpaw. After being held captive by Darktail and his rogues, Mintfur is recovering well. He is seen being tended to by Willowshine, who is cleaning his wounds and making sure that her poultice mixture is helping Mintfur. While they are still too weak to do much, they are always flanked protectively by their Clanmates, Mallownose and Lakeheart, while they rest. He and Reedwhisker are still the worst off of RiverClan's cats, and when Mistystar decides that it is time for RiverClan to leave ThunderClan territory, Bramblestar is concerned for Reedwhisker and Mintfur, who still need a lot of time to heal.
In the Super Editions
- At the Gathering, Mistystar informs the other Clans that the Twolegs brought a dog onto their territory. She reports that Mintfur and Reedwhisker were able to drive it away.
In the Novellas
- "Let me know if I can do anything else for her."
- —Mintfur after helping tend to the dying Leopardstar Mistystar's Omen, page chapter 1
- Later on, when Reedwhisker is sorting out patrols, the deputy asks Mintfur to take the apprentices upstream to see what they can find near the reeds beyond the border. Soon after Mistystar has a conversation with Mothwing about Hollowpaw and Rushpaw's whereabouts, she calls Grasspelt over, and to bring Icewing and Mintfur with him.
In the Short stories and plays
- "Now more stones joined Firestar's pile: Mistyfoot, Otterheart, Pouncetail, and Mosspelt were unsurprisingly in favor of the ThunderClan leader, but more unexpected were votes from Mintfur and Reedwhisker."
- —Narrator when the RiverClan cats vote The Clans Decide, page 12
Please do not edit this gallery
- Petalfur:[blog 2] Deceased, residence unknown
- Nightsky:[blog 1] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
- Breezeheart:[blog 1] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
- Grasspelt:[blog 2] Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Beetlewhisker:[blog 2] Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Pricklekit:[blog 2] Deceased, verified StarClan member
|Icewing ♀||Mintfur ♂|
|Mallownose ♂||Petalfur ♀||Beetlewhisker ♂||Grasspelt ♂||Nightsky ♀||Breezeheart ♀||Pricklekit ♂|
|Jayclaw ♂||Owlnose ♂||Brackenpelt ♀|
= Gender Unknown
- Eclipse (First appearance; allegiance only)
- Long Shadows (Allegiance only)
- Sunrise (Allegiance only)
- Hollyleaf's Story (Allegiance only)
- The Fourth Apprentice (Allegiance only)
- Mistystar's Omen
- Fading Echoes (Allegiance only)
- Night Whispers (Allegiance only)
- Sign of the Moon
- The Forgotten Warrior (Allegiance only)
- The Last Hope
- Dovewing's Silence (Allegiance only)
- Crowfeather's Trial (Mentioned only)
- Bramblestar's Storm (Allegiance only)
- The Apprentice's Quest (Allegiance only)
- Thunder and Shadow
- Shattered Sky
- Darkest Night
- River of Fire (Allegiance only)
- Tigerheart's Shadow (Allegiance only)
- Tawnypelt's Clan (Allegiance only)
- The Raging Storm (Allegiance only)
- The Clans Decide
- (Indirect mention only)
- (Indirect mention only)
Notes and references
|Members||Rain • Raven • Nettle • Roach • Dragonfly • Flame • Silt • Thistle|
|ShadowClan defectors||Needletail • Juniperclaw • Sleekwhisker • Violetshine • Berryheart • Cloverfoot • Beenose • Sparrowtail • Mistcloud • Buster • Birchbark • Lioneye • Slatefur • Puddleshine • Strikestone • Dawnpelt • Stonewing • Grassheart • Whorlpelt • Snaketooth • Flowerstem • Snowbird • Scorchfur • Yarrowleaf • Conefoot • Frondwhisker • Gullswoop • Ratscar • Oakfur • Pinenose • Spikefur|
|Kittypet recruits||Max • Zelda • Loki|
|RiverClan prisoners||Reedwhisker • Mintfur • Icewing • Brackenpelt|