|"But even Spotted Fur's skill and enthusiasm couldn't make prey appear where there was none."|
|— Narrator about Spotted Fur in Path of Stars, page 29|
Spotted Fur is a golden-brown tom with amber eyes and a dappled coat.
In the Dawn of the Clans arc
- Spotted Fur is a new member of Wind Runner's camp. His mother hunted with Slate when she was a rogue, and had left him and his siblings when they left for new land. After seeing the rogue cats for some time, he wished to join them, but Wind Runner was doubtful. Slate advocated for him, mentioning how amiable and skilled his mother was, and he proved himself by catching as much prey as Wind Runner, who forgot her doubts.
- While hunting, Spotted Fur comments that the prey-scents were stale, and Gray Wing acknowledges that despise his enthusiasm, he couldn't make the prey appear. As Slate heads for Wind Runner, Spotted Fur watches hopefully across. When a rabbit heads for Moth Flight, Spotted Fur turns to watch. After Moth Flight's blunder with catching the rabbit, Spotted Fur comments about the stale prey-scent. Gray Wing suggests for him to look in the high burrows, so he can show Moth Flight how to notice rabbit trails. He asks for affirmation, and Slate adds that she would appreciate his company. Spotted Fur dashes away from the two to catch up to Moth Flight.
- When reports of more of the rogues' misdeeds come in, Minnow regrets not staying with Spotted Fur and Reed, as Wind Runner's kits are too young to fight. It is noted that Reed, Spotted Fur, and the kits were in Wind Runner's den, which would be easy to defend due to its structure. After discussing plans to deal with Slash, Slate suggests that Spotted Fur would stand guard that night. The next morning, Gray Wing goes out hunting, thinking that it would please Spotted Fur to bring back more prey.
- Spotted Fur, along with some of the other moor cats, partake in a skirmish involving Slash's cats, crashing into the attacking rogues. While Slate kits, Spotted Fur paws through the prey pile and dines on a stale shrew while Bee watches him. After Fern gets injured, Spotted Fur heads for the camp entrance, and Gray Wing bursts into camp after him. Spotted Fur circles Wind Runner, wondering where Fern is, and follows after Moth Flight when taking her suggestion. Once they find her, Spotted Fur hangs back, wide-eyed. Wind Runner then tells Gorse Fur to take Spotted Fur to look for invaders.
- While Fern is tended to, Gorse Fur orders Spotted Fur to look for Bee, and the latter remarks that Willow may know something about the situation. After Wind Runner confronts her, Gorse Fur suggests for Willow and Spotted Fur to pose as camp guards, and the two of them, along with Gorse Fur and Willow, carry Fern back to camp. As the cats are being fully accepted into the groups, Gray Wing nestles between Spotted Fur and Minnow. When Slash arrives at the Gathering, Gray Wing reminds himself that Spotted Fur was with Slate, but knew that he couldn't fight them off all by himself. When they return, Slate and Spotted Fur lie in the snow, bloodied by their wounds. Spotted Fur then groans, and mutters that he tried to save them, but collapses under his weight.
- When Thunder reports the news about Gray Wing's situation to Clear Sky, he notes that Slate and Spotted Fur were wounded during their fight, but Pebble Heart was tending to them. As he is dying, Gray Wing thinks of the closeness he feels for his campmates, including Spotted Fur.
In the Super Editions
- When Moth Flight loses Slate's kits, Spotted Fur helps Moth Flight find and bring them back to the hollow.
- Moth Flight runs away from WindClan and Spotted Fur finds her, trying to convince her to return. She is stubborn with her choice and he decides to stay with her for the night. They share a toad Moth Flight caught and build a nest and sleep together. In the morning, he is not conscious enough to understand Moth Flight is leaving. He drifts back to sleep.
- At the Gathering, Spotted Fur is mentioned to have joked that if Moth Flight found the end of a rainbow, she'd tried to climb up it.
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In the Novellas
- He has mistakenly been called Spotted Tail and Spotter Fur.
- He was mistakenly described as a she-cat.
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- "Spotted Fur was a new member of the group—a golden brown tom whose mother had hunted with Slate in her rogue days. Spotted Fur had left his mother and littermates when they'd moved on to new territory. He’d watched the moorland cats hunting and racing through the heather and wanted to join them. Wind Runner hadn't been keen to accept a rogue as a campmate, but Slate had vouched for him, swearing that his mother was a kindhearted cat and a good hunter. And Spotted Fur had quickly proven the gray she-cat right. He'd caught as much prey as Wind Runner, and the group leader had soon forgotten that she’d ever had doubts about the young tom."
- —Narrator on Spotted Fur's backstory Path of Stars, page chapter 3
- "I tried to save them."
- —Spotted Fur about Gray Wing's kits, upon his return Path of Stars, page chapter 21
- "Spotted Fur always defends me."
- —Moth Flight thinking about Spotted Fur Moth Flight's Vision, page 25
- Spotted Fur: "Moth Flight."
- Moth Flight: "What?"
- Moth Flight's Vision, pages 385-386
- "He still loves me."
- —Moth Flight thinking about Spotted Fur Moth Flight's Vision, page 386
Notes and references
- ↑ Revealed in Path of Stars, pages 304-305
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Path of Stars, allegiances
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Revealed in Path of Stars, page 28
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Thunderstar's Echo, allegiances
- ↑ Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 22
- ↑ Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 384
- ↑ Revealed in Path of Stars, page 222
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