This page contains the trivia for Spottedleaf.


Interesting facts

Author statements

  • Kate stated that Spottedleaf was killed so "Firestar didn't have to choose between her and Sandstorm in StarClan."[3]
    • In addition, Kate confirms it was Spottedleaf's destiny to die saving Sandstorm.[blog 1]
  • Vicky stated that the reason why she killed Spottedleaf in The Prophecies Begin arc was because "she would be more interesting dead than alive, and that she wasn't confident about a medicine cat to fall in love."[4]
  • Kate personally believes that Spottedleaf would never have given up her duties for Firestar as she was too committed to healing and StarClan.[blog 2]
  • Kate felt guilty about killing off Spottedleaf.[blog 3]


  • She has been described with a white tail-tip.[5]
  • She has been mistakenly described with green eyes.[6][7]
  • She is mentioned as "young and pretty, while Darkstripe is neither young nor pretty";[8] however, she is older than Darkstripe.[9]
  • Her name was mistakenly spelled Spotted leaf. [10]
  • She is shown without white in Shattered Peace.[11]


The following information is from sources considered non-canon or retconned.

  • In Secrets of the Clans, a 2007 field guide, Spottedleaf is listed as a significant medicine cat of ThunderClan, and also as Featherwhisker's apprentice. She was a skilled interpreter of StarClan's messages, she interpreted the prophecy that allowed Bluestar to take in Rusty. Spottedleaf walks in the dreams of many ThunderClan cats, especially Firestar's.[12]
  • On the Warriors website family tree, Spottedleaf's nephews through Willowpelt are Graystripe[13] and Darkstripe.[14]

Notes and references

  1. Revealed in Spottedleaf's Honest Answer
  2. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, pages 496-497
  3. Revealed on Kate's Facebook
  4. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  5. Revealed in Eclipse, page 1
  6. Revealed in The Sight, page 109
  7. Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, page 52
  8. Revealed in Into the Wild, chapter 3
  9. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 362
  10. Revealed in Fading Echoes, chapter 16
  11. Revealed in Shattered Peace, page 86
  12. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans
  13. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  14. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)

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