"Her dreams belonged to StarClan now. Every hair in her pelt, every beat of her heart, every breath belonged to them."
— Moth Flight on being a medicine cat in Moth Flight's Vision, page 479


Moth Flight is a graying,[13] snowy[14]-white she-cat with bright green eyes.[15]

Moth Flight was the first medicine cat of WindClan under Windstar's leadership in the forest territories. She was born to Wind Runner and Gorse Fur alongside her siblings, Dust Muzzle, Morning Whisker, and Emberkit on the moor. As she grew, Moth Flight was exiled for a brief time as she followed a moth, discovering the Moonstone, and afterwards, Moth Flight became close with SkyClan's medicine cat, Micah, later becoming his mate. She mourned Micah's death heavily and stayed briefly in ShadowClan when she learned that she was expecting his kits. She gave birth to Blue Whisker, Bubbling Stream, Spider Paw, and Honey Pelt; however, Moth Flight struggled to find balance between motherhood and her duties to her Clan as a medicine cat and later decided to give her kits up, splitting them up among each Clan. Thereafter, she established the rule that no medicine cat could have a mate or kits. After her death, Moth Flight ascended to StarClan and reunited with Micah. She later appeared at both Heatherstar‘s and Tallstar’s nine lives ceremonies.

History

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Dawn of the Clans

"Wind Runner and Gorse Fur's scatterbrained kit had wandered away from the patrol again and was staring at the sky. The small white she-cat was five moons old, but she was as easily distracted as a kit half her age."
―Gray Wing observing Moth Flight Path of Stars, page chapter 3
Moth Flight is born to Wind Runner and Gorse Fur alongside Dust Muzzle, Morning Whisker, and Emberkit. However, Emberkit, dies shortly after birth, and Morning Whisker later dies from sickness. Due to the tragedy, Wind Runner settles a new camp to raise her family, nervous about letting her kits explore the moor. Moth Flight and Dust Muzzle befriend Gray Wing when he joins them, and Moth Flight takes an interest in Reed's talent for medicine. After Slash threatens the groups, Reed and Minnow lead a battle training session for Moth Flight and Dust Muzzle.

Super Editions

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"The Clans need more than leadership and strength; they need nurture and care. But it must come from within. We can't guide their paws in everything. That is why we have chosen you to be the first medicine cat."
―Half Moon to Moth Flight Moth Flight's Vision, page 92
In Moth Flight's Vision, Moth Flight is lured by a moth to travel to the Highstones after Wind Runner banishes her for her carelessness. She meets a rogue named Micah, and they travel together to the Moonstone. Her ancestors greet her, and Half Moon declares her as the first medicine cat, tasking her to recruit the other chosen cats. At the Gathering, the other Clans are highly skeptical about Moth Flight's words until the spirit cats send lightning to strike a tree. Moth Flight reveals the chosen cats to be Pebble Heart of ShadowClan, Dappled Pelt of RiverClan, Cloud Spots of ThunderClan, and Micah for SkyClan. She and Micah travel to the other Clans to exchange knowledge; however, while stopping a fight between Red Claw and Willow Tail, Micah falls from a tree and dies. Moth Flight later gives birth to their kits, Honey Pelt, Bubbling Stream, Spider Paw, and Blue Whisker.
Moth Flight helps mentor Acorn Fur, Micah's successor, and tries in vain to save Clear Sky's son, Tiny Branch. Tensions between WindClan and SkyClan climax when Clear Sky keeps Moth Flight prisoner. The two Clans fight, and Wind Runner is gravely injured due to a broken leg. Moth Flight, guided by the moth, takes Wind Runner to the Moonstone where she receives her nine lives and is named Windstar. Moth Flight realizes that she cannot be a mother and tend to her Clan simultaneously, deciding to give up her kits to each Clan, bringing the five Clans closer together by the bond of heritage, like the five petals on a star flower. In the manga, Moth Flight reunites with all of her kits in ThunderClan as she helps Blue Whisker give birth, but follows her moth to join StarClan.
In Tallstar's Revenge, Moth Flight confronts Heatherstar after her leadership ceremony and warns about a warrior who will leave his Clan in order to understand where his heart truly lies. During Talltail's leadership ceremony, Moth Flight gives him his fourth life for adventure, to take heart his time outside the Clan.
"Leafpool. You had kits even though you were a medicine cat. I know how that feels. I was the Clans' first medicine cat. I gave up my kits and it broke my heart. That's why I made the rule that no future medicine cat should have kits. I wanted to save you all from such pain."
―Moth Flight to Leafpool at her StarClan trial Squirrelflight's Hope, page 344
In Squirrelflight's Hope, Moth Flight is among the StarClan cats gathered to judge Squirrelflight and Leafpool. Moth Flight harshly berates Leafpool for breaking the medicine cat's oath to not have kits, but Leafpool insists that she never regretted her choice.

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Kin

Members

Former mate:

Micah:[16] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Sons:

Spider Paw:[17] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Honey Pelt:[17] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Daughters:

Bubbling Stream:[17] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Blue Whisker:[17] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Mother:

Windstar:[5] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Father:

Gorsestar:[5] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Brothers:

Emberkit:[5] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Dust Muzzle:[5] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Sister:

Morning Whisker:[5] Deceased, verified StarClan member
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Grandkits:
Three unnamed kits:[18] Living (As of Moth Flight's Vision manga section)

Grandmothers:

Windstar's mother:[19] Deceased, residence unknown
Gorsestar's mother:[20] Status unknown

Aunt:

Windstar's sister:[19] Deceased, residence unknown

Distant descendants:

Mistmouse:[note 1] [22][21] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Stagleap:[22] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Doespring:[22] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Ryestalk:[22] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Onestar:[23] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Tornear:[24] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Mudclaw:[24] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Morningflower:[24] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Ashfoot:[24] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Gorsepaw:[25] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Crowfeather:[26] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Darktail:[27] Deceased, residence unknown
Heathertail:[28] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Eaglekit:[29][30] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Hillkit:[31][30] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Downkit:[31][30] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Storkkit:[32] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Quailkit:[32] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Smoke's kits:[33] Deceased, residence unknown
Breezepelt:[34] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Jayfeather:[35] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Lionblaze:[35] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Hollyleaf:[35] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Crowfeather and Nightcloud's kits:[36] Deceased, residence unknown
Hollytuft:[37] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Sorrelstripe:[37] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Spotfur:[38] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Flywhisker:[38] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
Smokehaze:[39] Deceased, verified ghost
Brindlewing:[39] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Applepaw:[40] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Woodpaw:[40] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Fernsong:[37] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Snaptooth:[38] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
Thriftear:[41] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Bristlefrost:[41] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Myrtlepaw:[42] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Flipclaw:[41] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
Baypaw:[42] Living (As of Darkness Within)

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    = Gender Unknown


Appearances


Trivia

Interesting facts

Author statements

  • Kate has said the reason why Moth Flight currently doesn't hold a grudge towards Yellowfang for breaking the medicine cat code despite having yet to forgive Leafpool for it is because Yellowfang had suffered much more in her lifetime than Leafpool ever did. Moth Flight felt that Yellowfang had already atoned for her crimes by the time she reached StarClan.[blog 3]
  • Kate believes Moth Flight to be short-furred.[blog 4]

Mistakes

  • She, Morning Whisker, and Dust Muzzle are accidentally listed under Clear Sky's camp in the allegiances for The Blazing Star,[44] as she and her siblings are shown to be living with their parents in Tall Shadow's camp.[45]
  • In The Ultimate Guide, it states that Moth Flight was lead by a blue feather to the Moonstone, though she actually followed a green moth.[7]
  • She is mistakenly called a rogue despite being a loner at the time.[7]
  • She is mistakenly called Mothflight.[1]

Continuity

The following information is from sources considered non-canon or retconned.

  • In Secrets of the Clans, a 2007 field guide, Mothflight is an ancient WindClan cat. She is restless, absent-minded, and easily distracted. Moth flight follows a feather close to the Thunderpath, where a monster approaches her, and Gorsefur saves her life. When Wind asks what she was doing, Mothflight claims that she felt the feather was calling to her, and Wind exiles her from WindClan. She discovers the Moonstone and is told by the spirit cats to find Cloudspots of ThunderClan, Dappledpelt of RiverClan, and Pebbleheart of ShadowClan, and bring them to the Moonstone at the next half-moon as the Clans' first medicine cats.[46] Her descendants live on in WindClan through Ashfoot and Crowfeather.[47]

Quotes

External links

Notes

  1. All of Moth Flight's distant descendants are through Mistmouse's bloodline as revealed on the Warriors family tree.[21]

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 4
  2. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, allegiances
  3. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 216
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 98
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Revealed in The First Battle, page 139
  6. Revealed in The Blazing Star, page 84
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 183
  8. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 5
  9. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 301
  10. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 343
  11. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 44
  12. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 332
  13. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision manga
  14. Revealed in Path of Stars, page 220
  15. Revealed in A Forest Divided, page 126
  16. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 256
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 318
  18. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, manga
  19. 19.0 19.1 Revealed in The First Battle: Bonus Scene, page 2
  20. Revealed in The First Battle: Bonus Scene, page 15
  21. 21.0 21.1 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 26
  23. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 493
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  25. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 208
  26. Revealed in Starlight, page 131
  27. Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 259
  28. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  29. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 2
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  31. 31.0 31.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 40
  32. 32.0 32.1 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  33. Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 258
  34. Revealed in The Sight, page 118
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 Revealed in Sunrise, page 305
  36. Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, page 406
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 478
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 Revealed in River of Fire, allegiances
  39. 39.0 39.1 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  40. 40.0 40.1 Revealed in Lost Stars, allegiances
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 Revealed in River of Fire, page 203
  42. 42.0 42.1 Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, allegiances
  43. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 176
  44. Revealed in The Blazing Star, allegiances
  45. Revealed in The Blazing Star, page 96
  46. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 95
  47. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 37

Author references

Logo-windclan.png Ancient WindClan cats
Leader Windstar
Deputy Gorse Fur
Medicine cat Moth Flight
Warriors (Hunters) Dust MuzzleSlateWhite TailSilver StripeBlack EarSpotted FurRockySwift MinnowReed TailJagged PeakHollyStorm PeltDew NoseEagle Feather
Major Warriors characters
The Prophecies Begin FirestarGraystripeYellowfangCinderpeltSpottedleafSandstormCloudtailBluestarTigerstar
The New Prophecy BrambleclawFeathertailStormfurSquirrelflightCrowfeatherTawnypeltLeafpoolHawkfrostMothwing
Power of Three LionblazeJayfeatherHollyleafBreezepeltRockSolAshfur
Omen of the Stars DovewingIvypoolLionblazeJayfeatherCinderheartHawkfrostTigerstarFirestarFlametail
Dawn of the Clans Gray WingClear SkyThunderTall ShadowWind RunnerRiver RippleTurtle TailJagged PeakStormBright Stream
A Vision of Shadows AlderheartNeedletailTwigbranchVioletshineDarktailTreeRowanclawTigerstarLeafstarFinleap
The Broken Code BristlefrostRootspringShadowsightBramblestarSquirrelflightAshfur
Graystripe's Adventure GraystripeMillie
Tigerstar and Sasha SashaKenJeanPineShnukyTigerstar
Ravenpaw's Path RavenpawBarley
SkyClan and the Stranger LeafstarBillystormSol
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Novellas HollyleafFallen LeavesMistystarMothwingCloudstarTigerclawLeafpoolSquirrelflightDovewingBumblestripeMapleshadeGoosefeatherRavenpawPinestarSpottedleafThistleclawThunderstarLightning TailRedtailTawnypeltShadowstarPebbleshineTreeMothwing
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