"Snowtuft! I might have known! You mangy pile of dung, get back into the fight and show some mettle."
Mapleshade punishing Snowtuft for cowardice in The Forgotten Warrior, page 125

Snowtuft is a small,[3] skinny white tom[2] with a long scar snaking from his belly to the tip of his ear.[4]


In the Omen of the Stars arc

Fading Echoes

Snowtuft is in the Dark Forest training when Spottedleaf and Jayfeather are visiting. He is in the middle of a battle training session with several other Dark Forest cats, monitored by Hawkfrost.
Snowtuft is watching the training session with half-closed eyes until Hawkfrost calls Snowtuft to come forward. He creeps warily towards Hawkfrost when he calls him, and he asks if he is ready to learn killing moves. Snowtuft replies yes, and that's why he is there. Hawkfrost calls Shredtail to come as well. When he comes, Hawkfrost grabs Snowtuft by the throat and wrenches him into the air, exposing his belly, and Shredtail is ordered to tear it open. While Spottedleaf and Jayfeather leave in horror, they can hear Snowtuft howling in agony.

Night Whispers

Hawkfrost introduces Snowtuft to Ivypaw, a ThunderClan apprentice and one of the Dark Forest's trainees, under the mentor of Hawkfrost. Ivypaw shivers when she sees the ominous-looking scar stretching from Snowtuft's belly to his ear, and she tries not to look at it.
When the Dark Forest cats and visitors are training on water fighting, Hollowpaw, a RiverClan apprentice, paces beside Snowtuft. Hawkfrost assigns Snowtuft to work with Hollowpaw and they both accept the partnership in training. When Hollowpaw complains about the water, Snowtuft just shoves him in. Hollowpaw slightly helps Ivypaw to defeat Darkstripe in the water when she has to defeat him, and swims back to Snowtuft.
Later, when Ivypaw comes to the Dark Forest to do her final assessment to see if she is ready to take on the Clans in the big battle, she sees Snowtuft in the crowd of Dark Forest warriors, sitting beside Shredtail.

The Forgotten Warrior

He is noted to be hiding in the bushes when Ivypool is secretly waiting for Tigerheart to be done talking with Mapleshade. Mapleshade states that she smells fear scent, and when Ivypool thinks it is herself, it turns out to be Snowtuft. Mapleshade snarls at Snowtuft and tells him to get back into the fight. Ivypool then hears a shriek of pain come from him as Mapleshade lands a heavy blow on the tom.

The Last Hope

At the beginning of the book, Hawkfrost calls Snowtuft's name as he slows his pace. Greeted with a growl, Snowtuft is asked if he is heading for the meeting, to which Snowtuft rasps that he won't miss it for all of the mice in the forest. Snowtuft then proceeds to ask Hawkfrost where the Clan cats are. When Hawkfrost tells Snowtuft that Tigerstar had sent them back to their nests, Snowtuft's claws scrape the dead earth as he asks Hawkfrost if he is sure that no Clan cat will be hanging around the training rock. Hawkfrost responds that Brokenstar will make sure there aren't.
In the final battle, he teams up with Thistleclaw to fight Ivypool, whom he calls a traitor since she fought with her Clan instead of against it. They almost succeed against Ivypool, but she fights back, biting his neck and causing him to flee though some bracken, not being seen again. The ThunderClan warrior manages to scare Thistleclaw away, spitting out the clump of Snowtuft's fur she tore off his neck.

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Hawkfrost: "Are you ready to learn?"
Snowtuft: "That's why I'm here."
—Hawkfrost challenging Snowtuft's willingness to learn Fading Echoes, page 230

"These cats have always lived outside the code. They were rogues within their Clans. They are rogues now. That's why they're here. They never deserved to be called warriors. Instead they are a bunch of mangy crowfood eaters!"
—Spottedleaf Fading Echoes, page 230

"Ivypaw halted beside a small white tom. She shivered when she saw the long scar that parted his belly fur and curled over his shoulder to the tip of his ear like a bulging pink snake."
—Ivypaw's thoughts of Snowtuft's scar Night Whispers, pages 79-80

"Their eyes were shining! It was as if they were truly Dark Forest warriors."
—The narrator describing the Dark Forest cats' feelings about the big battle Night Whispers, page 289

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Notes and references

  1. Revealed in Fading Echoes, page 229
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Fading Echoes, page 230
  3. Revealed in Night Whispers, page 79
  4. Revealed in Night Whispers, page 80
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