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"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 white she-cat with green eyes.[15]

Moth Flight was the first medicine cat of WindClan who discovered the Moonstone. She was born to Wind Runner and Gorse Fur along with her siblings: Dust Muzzle, Emberkit, and Morning Whisker. She became mates with SkyClan's medicine cat, Micah, but he died before the birth of their four kits: Blue Whisker, Bubbling Stream, Honey Pelt and Spider Paw. Moth Flight struggled to find balance between motherhood and her duties to her Clan, and decided to give the kits up, splitting them up so each Clan had one kit. Thereafter, she established the rule that no medicine cat could have a mate or kits.

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 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 the first medicine cat and tasks 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, Dapple 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. 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 she cannot be a mother and tend to her Clan simultaneously, and gives 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, she helps Blue Whisker give birth, but follows her moth to join StarClan.
In Tallstar's Revenge, Mothflight 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, Mothflight gives him his fourth life for adventure, to take heart his time outside the Clan.
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.

Detailed description

Moth Flight is a graying,[16] snowy[17]-white she-cat with stormy,[2] bright green eyes.[15] She has soft,[2] short fur.[18]

Trivia

Interesting facts

Author statements

  • Kate Cary 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]

Mistakes

  • She, Morning Whisker, and Dust Muzzle are accidentally listed under Clear Sky's camp in the allegiances for The Blazing Star,[22] as she and her siblings are shown to be living with their parents in Tall Shadow's camp.[23]
  • 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 has been called by the name ‘Mothflight’ in Secrets of the Clans,[24] though Moth Flight's Vision reveals that she never took that name.[25]

Character pixels

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Official art

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Appearances

External links

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 4
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 39
  3. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 216
  4. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 94
  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 Secrets of the Clans, page 93
  10. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 44
  11. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 98
  12. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 301
  13. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 343
  14. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 332
  15. 15.0 15.1 Revealed in A Forest Divided, page 126
  16. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision manga
  17. Revealed in Path of Stars, page 220
  18. Revealed on Kate's Blog
  19. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 176
  20. Revealed in Thunder Rising, page 204
  21. Revealed in The Sun Trail, page 189
  22. Revealed in The Blazing Star, allegiances
  23. Revealed in The Blazing Star, page 96
  24. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 95
  25. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision

Author references

Logo-windclan 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 BristlefrostRootpawShadowsightBramblestarSquirrelflightBramblestar's impostor
Graystripe's Adventure GraystripeMillie
Tigerstar and Sasha SashaKenJeanPineShnukyTigerstar
Ravenpaw's Path RavenpawBarley
SkyClan and the Stranger LeafstarBillystormSol
Super Editions FirestarSandstormLeafstarSkywatcherBluestarThistleclawSnowfurGoosefeatherCrookedstarOakheartRainflowerMapleshadeSharpclawEchosongStickYellowfangSagewhiskerBrokenstarRaggedstarTallstarJakeSparrowBramblestarSquirrelflightJessyMoth FlightMicahHawkwingTigerheartDovewingSpireCrowfeatherBreezepeltNightcloudAshfootSquirrelflightBramblestarMoonlight
Novellas HollyleafFallen LeavesMistystarMothwingCloudstarTigerclawLeafpoolSquirrelflightDovewingBumblestripeMapleshadeGoosefeatherRavenpawPinestarSpottedleafThistleclawThunderstarLightning TailRedtailTawnypeltShadowstar
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