"You're going to leave him?"
— Nightwing to Blackstar after Smokepaw's death in Dawn, page 279

Nightwing is a black she-cat.[1]

In Dawn, Nightwing is a ShadowClan warrior during the time that Twolegs are destroying the forest. She, along with her Clanmates and the other Clans, depart for their new territories, following the path that Brambleclaw and his group took.

During their journey to the mountains, one of her Clanmates, Smokepaw, slips while they are traveling along a narrow precipice. The ShadowClan deputy, Russetfur, tries to grab him before he falls, but she misses, and he plummets to his death. Nightwing is distraught, and doesn't want to leave the place where he fell. Blackstar, trying to comfort her, says that they will never forget Smokepaw, but they had to keep moving. He also tells her that Smokepaw couldn't have survived the fall, and they couldn't go looking for his body without risking any more lives.

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  • Dawn (First appearance)



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

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Dawn, allegiances
  2. Revealed in Dawn, page 279
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
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