"ShadowClan has forgotten what it is to be a Clan."
— Oatclaw's opinion of ShadowClan in Thunder and Shadow, page 241

Oatclaw is a pale brown tabby tom.[1]

He is first seen as Oatpaw, a WindClan apprentice who is being mentored by Leaftail. He is nearly killed going against orders and joining in fighting against the stoats. He later gains his warrior name, Oatclaw. He aids in fighting against Darktail's rogues, becoming badly injured. He rests at ThunderClan until he is well enough to return to WindClan. He soon has three kits with Featherpelt, named Songpaw, Whistlepaw and Flutterpaw.


In the A Vision of Shadows arc

The Apprentice's Quest

Oatclaw does not formally appear in The Apprentice's Quest, but is listed in the allegiances. He is now a warrior and has received the name Oatclaw.

Thunder and Shadow

He is seen along with Emberfoot, Furzepelt, and Onestar, fighting for his life against Darktail's rogues. Bramblestar then throws Oatclaw's opponent off, he then scrambles to his paws to help Rosepetal fight a white she-cat. When Darktail yowls for everyone to stop fighting, he is mentioned to be letting go of his opponent with Rosepetal. When Jayfeather looks at his wounds, he is described to have deep cuts along his flanks. Alderpaw is then called over and treats his wounds with the remaining cobweb, quickly dressing it. When Furzepelt dies, he lifts his head, eyes wide with shock. The tom then staggers over to Onestar, who loses a life.
Oatclaw travels with his Clanmates back to ThunderClan's camp, as he and Emberfoot are too injured to return back home. Onestar initially is against it, but concedes when Jayfeather comments Oatclaw might bleed to death. Alderpaw asks how many lives Onestar has left, and the tom says he doesn't know. Once back at camp, Alderpaw and Jayfeather wash more herb pulp into his wounds. Oatclaw rests in a nest beside Briarlight, and is offered prey for when he wakes. He and Oatclaw stay in ThunderClan's care for a few more days, as they are unfit to travel. The pair return to their camp once they recover. At the next Gathering, Oatclaw supports his Clanmates, meowing that ShadowClan has forgotten how to be a Clan.

Shattered Sky

Oatclaw is on a patrol with Featherpelt and Gorsetail, and eyes Bramblestar and his patrol warily. He flanks the ThunderClan cats after Gorsetail allows them to come to WindClan's camp, and is sent ahead to warn Onestar. Later, Oatclaw is on another patrol and catches Alderheart and Mothwing on WindClan territory. Alderheart reassures they are just going to RiverClan, but Oatclaw's fur remains bristling, revealing his suspicion.

Darkest Night

Oatclaw does not formally appear in Darkest Night, but is listed in the allegiances.

River of Fire

Oatclaw does not formally appear in River of Fire, but is listed in the allegiances.

The Raging Storm

Oatclaw does not formally appear in The Raging Storm, but is listed in the allegiances.

In The Broken Code arc

Lost Stars

Oatclaw does not formally appear in Lost Stars, but is listed in the allegiances. He has three kits with Featherpelt; Songkit, Whistlekit and Flutterkit.

In the Super Editions

Crowfeather's Trial

Onestar calls a Clan meeting, and all of the apprentices scramble out of the den and plop themselves into heap. Crowfeather thinks Hootpaw probably told them about the white creature in the tunnel entrance he saw the day before, and guesses from their wide eyes and excited looks they are expecting momentous news. Oatpaw, who wasn't with the patrol the day before, looks just as thrilled as the rest. Oatpaw is later seen cleaning out Whiskernose's nest. Featherpaw practices battle training with Oatpaw. She puts more speed and strength into her blows and knocks Oatpaw to the ground, then leaps on top of him with a yowl of triumph.
The apprentices are ordered to stay out of the attack on the stoats, however, they disobey and join anyway. Oatpaw peers at the stoats, saying it doesn't look like it'll be that hard, and they look kind of cute. The stoats trap the apprentices and Oatpaw nervously strikes out with one of his battle moves, the the stoats are too fast and vicious. The stoats retreat, and Oatpaw leaps up and down with excitement, yowling they won.

Bramblestar's Storm

Oatpaw does not formally appear in Bramblestar's Storm, but is listed in the allegiances. He is a WindClan apprentice, and his mentor is Leaftail.

Tigerheart's Shadow

Oatclaw does not formally appear in Tigerheart's Shadow, but is listed in the allegiances.

Squirrelflight's Hope

Bramblestar and Squirrelflight wait at WindClan's border, and they spot Slightfoot, Oatclaw and Larkwing. Bramblestar calls to them, and they agree to take them to Harestar. Oatclaw and Larkwing pad close to their flanks, and Squirrelflight snaps at them. When Bramblestar agrees to let WindClan hunt on ThunderClan's portion of the moorland. Oatclaw wonders what Tigerstar would think if he found out, and Bramblestar shares his worries. He later participates in the battle against the Sisters.

In the Novellas

Dovewing's Silence

Oatpaw does not formally appear in Dovewing's Silence, but is listed in the allegiances.

Tawnypelt's Clan

Oatclaw does not formally appear in Tawnypelt's Clan, but is listed in the allegiances.

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Featherpelt: [3] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Songpaw: [3] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Whistlepaw: [3] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Flutterpaw: [3] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Featherpelt ♀Oatclaw ♂
Flutterpaw ♂Songpaw ♀Whistlepaw ♀

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


"It doesn’t even look as if it’ll be that hard. They’re kind of... cute!"
—Oatpaw about the stoats Crowfeather's Trial, page 177

Rowanstar: "They asked to join ShadowClan. They came with gifts of prey, but I turned them away."
Oatclaw: "How dare they?"
—Rowanstar and Oatclaw about some of Darktail's rogues Thunder and Shadow, page 182

Notes and references

Logo-windclan WindClan cats
Leader Harestar
Deputy Crowfeather
Medicine cat Kestrelflight
Warriors NightcloudEmberfootLeaftailBreezepeltHeathertailSedgewhisker (Flutterpaw)SlightfootOatclawLarkwingCrouchfoot (Songpaw)Hootwhisker (Whistlepaw)FernstripeFeatherpeltSmokehaze (Woodpaw)Brindlewing (Applepaw)
Apprentices WoodpawApplepawWhistlepawSongpawFlutterpaw
Queens N/A
Kits N/A
Elders WhiskernoseGorsetail
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