|"What in StarClan's name are you doing?"|
|— Owlclaw to Dovepaw as she attacks him in Fading Echoes, page 288|
Owlclaw was a ShadowClan warrior under Blackstar's leadership in the lake territories. As an apprentice, Owlpaw was mentored by Smokefoot and participated in a hunting challenge at the daylight Gathering. He earned his warrior name, Owlclaw, and teamed up with ThunderClan to defeat the badgers.
In the Power of Three arc
- "I'll show you I'm not a coward!"
- ―Owlpaw to Lionpaw after being called a coward for taunting Jaypaw The Sight, page 213
- At a Gathering, Owlpaw and Oakfur show disdain at Firestar's acceptance of non-Clan born cats into ThunderClan, and Owlpaw says that Firestar is destroying the warrior code by letting in kittypets, loners, and other cats, like Stormfur and Brook.
- Owlpaw seems very enthusiastic about Squirrelflight's idea for a Daylight Gathering, and when Heatherpaw suggests the apprentices compete against each other, he boasts, saying he could beat any ThunderClan cat when it comes to hunting.
- After the Daylight Gathering, Owlpaw is furious that the Clan leaders called the contests a draw, saying that he was the best hunter, and Lionpaw and Breezepaw didn't even return from hunting. He is reprimanded by a ShadowClan she-cat, saying that the two apprentices almost died. Although still upset, Blackstar, ShadowClan's leader, announces that Owlpaw will have first pick of their prey when they return home. Each of the other Clan leaders does the same, and from RiverClan, Leopardstar announces Pouncepaw as their best apprentice, Onestar of WindClan picks Heatherpaw, and Firestar chooses Hollypaw, from ThunderClan.
- Owlpaw is mentioned to be at a Gathering by Breezepaw, who says that he and Ivypaw had challenged Berrypaw, a ThunderClan apprentice, to a jumping contest.
- Owlpaw is part of the ShadowClan patrol that takes Jaypaw, Hollypaw, and Lionpaw to ShadowClan's camp to see Sol. The apprentice is looking fearfully up at the sun, and Hollypaw wonders if they think StarClan will hide the sun if they start fighting again.
- Owlpaw is part of a border patrol with Ivytail and Smokefoot when Lionblaze, Jayfeather, and Hollyleaf try to find out who their father is.
In the Omen of the Stars arc
- Owlpaw has now become a warrior with the name Owlclaw. He is seen on a patrol with Tawnypelt, her apprentice, Starlingpaw, and Redwillow, another ShadowClan warrior. As the traveling cats return from finding the source of the dwindling lake, their patrol is scented by Dovepaw, and Lionblaze notes that he never thought he would be glad to be in ShadowClan's territory again.
- "You killed Russetfur!"
- ―Owlclaw accusing Lionblaze of murdering ShadowClan's deputy Fading Echoes, page 295
In the Super Editions
- Owlclaw is part of a patrol that catches Bramblestar and his patrol on ShadowClan territory. He, Tawnypelt, Scorchfur, and Grasspaw make up the rest of the group. He and Scorchfur flank Bramblestar's patrol on both sides, while Grasspaw brings up the rear, as Tawnypelt leads them to camp to speak with Blackstar. During the battle against the badgers, Owlclaw is part of the group that attacks them. Before Bramblestar is able to move in to attack, he sees Owlclaw appear and slash his claws across the badger's face. The tabby tom's attack distracts the black and white animal, who soon regains his footing and chases after Owlclaw.
In the Field Guides
- "Well, Owlpaw, that was a very good imitation of an owl, but perhaps the patrol might think it was a real owl?"
- ―Tigerheart praising Owlpaw's imitation owl call Battles of the Clans, page 27
- The Sight (First appearance)
- Dark River (Mentioned only)
- Outcast (Allegiance only)
- Long Shadows (Allegiance only)
- Hollyleaf's Story (Allegiance only)
- The Fourth Apprentice
- Mistystar's Omen (Allegiance only)
- Fading Echoes
- Night Whispers (Allegiance only)
- Sign of the Moon (Allegiance only)
- The Forgotten Warrior (Allegiance only)
- The Last Hope (Allegiance only)
- Dovewing's Silence (Allegiance only)
- Crowfeather's Trial (Allegiance only)
- Bramblestar's Storm
- Battles of the Clans
- He has been mistakenly called Owlfur.
- Oakfur: "Kittypets and outsiders!"
- Owlpaw: "You are destroying the warrior code!"
- The Sight, page 335
- Firestar: "I have talked with Leopardstar, Blackstar, and Onestar, and we have decided that the contest is a draw. Each Clan showed itself to be worthy of StarClan's approval."
- Owlpaw: "That's not fair! I was the best hunter! Lionpaw and Breezepaw didn't even come back!"
- The Sight, page 358
- (Indirect mention only)