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This page contains Moth Flight's personality and relationships. It contains conjecture due to being based off of general novel themes, and all statements must be sourced.


Moth Flight has attention deficit disorder[1], so she is often distracted and lost in thought. She is the first cat to discover the Moonstone, and has a deep connection to StarClan. Moth Flight is willing to follow StarClan anywhere, and even gives up her kits so that she can continue being a medicine cat. She is also the cat to create the rule that says that medicine cats cannot take a mate or have kits.[2]


The moth and StarClan

StarClan: "Welcome, Mothflight. You have found the Moonstone. It is a sacred place. You must take the knowledge of this place back to the forest cats."
Mothflight: "But I can't! I've been exiled."
StarClan: "You were exiled precisely for the strengths we need. Your curiosity, your visions, your openness to the signs in the world. We choose you to be the first medicine cat."
—Mothflight had just found the Moonstone Secrets of the Clans, pages 95-96
In her adolescence, Moth Flight begins to develop a deep connection to StarClan. The moth often leads her to important places that she has to be in, and leads her to the Moonstone when she first discovers it and when she brings Wind Runner to it. The moth represents StarClan, and when Moth Flight has fulfilled all of StarClan’s wishes, it disappears, and Moth Flight is sad to see it go.[2] However, the moth reappears for the last time when Moth Flight is old and dying, and it leads her to StarClan.[3]


"I am proud of you, Moth Flight. You are ready to fight for what you believe in."
—Wind Runner to Moth Flight Moth Flight's Vision, page 426
Wind Runner was often annoyed at Moth Flight for being distracted all the time. Moth Flight tries to please her mother, but can’t help getting lost in her own thought. After Moth Flight is nearly killed by a monster because she was distracted, Wind Runner is enraged at her daughter for putting herself and Gorse Fur in danger. Moth Flight eventually proves herself to her mother by bringing her to the Moonstone so that she can receive nine lives. Though Wind Runner can be harsh sometimes, it it only because she cares for her daughter, and the two she-cats respect each other as medicine cat and leader and love each other as mother and daughter.[2]

Gorse Fur

"Dust Muzzle will make a fine hunter one day, but Moth Flight is special. Can't you see that?"
—Gorse Fur to Wind Runner about Moth Flight Moth Flight's Vision, page 33
Gorse Fur is more gentle with Moth Flight than Wind Runner, and tries to help her with her constant distraction. He chastises Wind Runner for being so harsh with Moth Flight, and he is glad that his daughter has found a place in WindClan as a medicine cat.[2]

Dust Muzzle

Dust Muzzle is kind and supportive with Moth Flight, and tries to help her hunt and fight. They have a good relationship as siblings.[2]

Spotted Fur

Spotted Fur has shown that he holds some affection toward Moth Flight. He follows her when she leaves WindClan, and they spend a night together in the same nest. He cares for her and tries to protect her, thought Moth Flight doesn’t pick up on his signals and considers Spotted Fur to be a good friend. When Moth Flight becomes mates with Micah, Spotted Fur seems a bit jealous.[2]


Micah: "You have changed the destiny of the Clans. You were always braver and smarter than you thought. It's one of the reasons I loved you, and why I still miss you. But you have so much left to do. Making decisions is easy; living with them is the true courage of test. Only by being true to yourself and becoming the medicine cat you dream will you learn how truly special you are."
Moth Flight: "I will do my best. I will always do my best."
—Micah and Moth Flight Moth Flight's Vision, pages 470-472
Moth Flight first met Micah on a farm when she left WindClan. She soon falls for his charm and kindness, and the two become close. Moth Flight stands up for Micah as SkyClan’s medicine cat, as Micah is being treated like a rogue by Clear Sky, who doesn’t trust the yellow loner. The two medicine cats travel throughout the Clan territories to share knowledge with the other medicine cats, and the time they spend together during the journey is very significant and special for Moth Flight. However, during their travels, Micah is crushed by a tree branch and dies. Moth Flight is completely devastated, and mourns with Pebble Heart in ShadowClan for moons, unable to go back to WindClan with the hole in her heart. However, Moth Flight eventually realizes that she must continue her duties as medicine cat, and although she will always miss Micah, she overcomes her grief to care for her Clanmates.[2]

Acorn Fur, Pebble Heart, Dappled Pelt and Cloud Spots

As the first medicine cats of each of their Clans, Moth Flight, Pebble Heart, Dappled Pelt and Cloud Spots are connected in their duties to their Clans and to StarClan. Acorn Fur becomes Micah’s unofficial apprentice and replaces him as SkyClan’s medicine cat after he dies, and joins the other medicine cats. The group of cats are often sharing information about herbs and learning from each other. When Acorn Fur begins to grow affection for Red Claw, Moth Flight makes sure that she does not make the same mistake that she did and establishes the law that says that medicine cats cannot take a mate or have kits.[2]

Bubbling Stream, Honey Pelt, Spider Paw and Blue Whisker

Moth Flight: "I can't do it anymore!"
Pebble Heart: "Are you going to stop being a medicine cat?"
Moth Flight: "No. Being a medicine cat is my destiny. It's what I was always supposed to be. The Clans depend on me. Half Moon told me."
Pebble Heart: "What are you going to do?"
Moth Flight: "I'm going to give up my kits."
—Moth Flight and Pebble Heart Moth Flight's Vision, page 458
When Moth Flight discovers that she is expecting Micah’s kits, she is overjoyed to have something left of him to cherish. She loves her kits even before they are born. However, after they are born, she soon realizes that she cannot raise kits while also continuing her medicine cat duties. She makes the heartbreaking decision to give up her kits, one to each Clan, so that she can remain a medicine cat. After this, Moth Flight establishes the law that says that medicine cats cannot take a mate or have kits.[2] Seasons later, when Blue Whisker’s kits are born, all of Moth Flight‘s kits are reunited with her for the first time in years. Moth Flight is glad, as she is old and knows she is about to die. She says goodbye to her kits, and follows the green moth to StarClan.[3]

Notes and references

  1. Revealed in Kate's Blog
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, manga
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