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"Your luck is going to run out if you go on tempting fate like this."
This article contains major spoilers for the recently released, The Place of No Stars. This also includes the reveal of the identity of the impostor. Please proceed at your own discretion.
"Victory is everything. There's no glory in surrender."
— Silverhawk to Crookedjaw in Crookedstar's Promise, page 391


Silverhawk is a ragged, pale gray tabby tom.[1]

History

In The Broken Code arc

The Place of No Stars

Silverhawk: "Ashfur hasn’t even told us what it’s all about. What does a StarClan cat want, here in the Dark Forest?"
Mapleshade: "Nothing good. Personally, I don’t care what he wants, and I doubt he’s going to get it, but if he does what he’s promised us, that’s good enough for me."
Silverhawk: "But will he? Can he?"
Mapleshade: "Well, he’s the only cat to die and make it back to the Clans in a living body. Imagine that! Imagine the power we could have...the revenge we could take. It’s worth putting up with him for now, if he can do the same for us. I could take over the body of a nice young she-cat—that would do me just fine. Imagine getting to taste real fresh-kill again! Imagine raking your claws across some cat’s pelt, and drawing real blood!"
—Silverhawk and Mapleshade complaining about Ashfur The Place of No Stars (book), page 153
While talking to the spirit of Willowshine in the Dark Forest, Rootspring and the former medicine cat spot Silverhawk talking with Mapleshade. Silverhawk grumbles that he doesn't like how Ashfur just came in and has started giving them orders, to which Mapleshade agrees, citing that she doesn't take orders from anyone, much less a ThunderClan flea-pelt, unless it suits her. Willowshine and Rootspring decide to tail the two Dark Forest cats. Silverhawk asks Mapleshade what Ashfur, a former StarClan cat, wants in the Dark Forest. Mapleshade responds that nothing good, and personally she doesn't care what he wants and doubts he'll achieve it, but if he can get what he has promised them, it will be worth it. Silverhawk asks will he, before asking if Ashfur even can. Mapleshade points out that Ashfur is the only cat to die and make it back in a living body. She goes on, telling Silverhawk that they could only imagine the power and revenge they could have. Mapleshade says she'd like to take over the body of a nice young she-cat, citing being able to eat fresh-kill again and able to fight in battle and draw real blood. Silverhawk concedes that she has a point, before bidding farewell to the tortoiseshell and he'll see her back at the island.

In the Super Editions

Crookedstar's Promise

When Mapleshade leads Crookedjaw into the Dark Forest, Silverhawk brutally trains Thistleclaw, instructing him on how to perform the killing bite. Silverhawk asks if Crookedjaw was the cat with Mapleshade, and is told to get on with his training session. When Silverhawk attacks Thistleclaw, his apprentice dodges the blow. Crookedjaw is shocked at how vicious they are when training.
Thistleclaw taunts Silverhawk, saying that he wouldn't get him that easily. Silverhawk dares him to repeat it, crouching down, and when Thistleclaw does, he attacks him. He sinks his claws into Thistleclaw's shoulders, making Crookedjaw gasp at the sight of Thistleclaw's blood. Thistleclaw tries to escape, but Silverhawk flips him onto his back and lunges at Thistleclaw's neck. Crookedjaw tries to stop them, but Mapleshade blocks his way, and Silverhawk lets go of Thistleclaw.
As Crookedjaw is horrified at the fact Thistleclaw is being taught to kill, Silverhawk pads closer and spits that there is no glory in surrender and victory was everything. He pushes past Thistleclaw and snarls at Crookedjaw when he asks if he is in StarClan. He tells him, to Crookedjaw's shock, that he was in the Place of No Stars, not StarClan, saying it was where a cat went if they were rejected by StarClan.
When Thistleclaw hisses that Crookedjaw was deputy already, and asks Silverhawk if he would do the same for him, he clouts his apprentice, which sends him staggering back. He thrusts his muzzle near Thistleclaw's face and spits that he still had much to learn, and his time would come when he said so.

Appearances

Quotes

Silverhawk: "Is this him?"
Mapleshade: "Just get on with your training session, Silverhawk."
Crookedjaw: "Why are they here?"
Mapleshade: "To help you learn, of course! Watch!"
—Silverhawk, Mapleshade, and Crookedjaw Crookedstar's Promise, page 390


Thistleclaw: "Did you think you'd get me that easily?"
Silverhawk: "Say that again."
Thistleclaw: "Did you think-"
Narrator: "Before Thistleclaw could finish, Silverhawk leaped on him and dug his claws into Thistleclaw's shoulders. Crookedjaw gasped when he saw blood welling up in the spiky gray and white fur. Thistleclaw yowled, scrabbling at the ground, trying to get a grip, but Silverhawk heaved him on to his back and kicked his churning hind paws away. Crookedjaw's breath stopped as Silverhawk lunged for Thistleclaw's neck. Opening his jaws wide, he gripped his apprentice's neck in his teeth."
—Silverhawk challenging Thistleclaw Crookedstar's Promise, page 391


"This is the Dark Forest. This is where you go if StarClan won't take you."
―Silverhawk to Crookedjaw Crookedstar's Promise, page 392


Thistleclaw: "He's deputy already? Are you going to do the same for me?"
Silverhawk: "You still have much to learn! Your time will come when I say so, apprentice!"
—Thistleclaw in dismay when Crookedjaw becomes deputy, and Silverhawk's reply Crookedstar's Promise, page 393

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 390
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