Sunbeam is a brown-and-white tabby she-cat.[6]

Sunbeam is a ShadowClan warrior that has served under Tigerstar's leadership in the lake territories. Sunkit and her brothers, Spirekit and Hollowkit, were born to Sparrowtail and Berryheart while on their trek back to ShadowClan. She and her family were welcomed into ShadowClan by a resurrected Tigerstar, and she eventually became an apprentice named Sunpaw, apprenticed to Snaketooth. She earned her warrior name, Sunbeam.


In the A Vision of Shadows arc

River of Fire

Sunkit is part of Tigerheart's patrol returning to ShadowClan, alongside her littermates, her parents, her aunt, Cloverfoot, and Slatefur. Her mother, Berryheart, is spotted by Violetshine, who goes over to talk to her. Berryheart greets Violetshine, and introduces her to Sunkit, Hollowkit, and Spirekit. Berryheart adds that Violetshine may receive one of her kits as her apprentice, and Sunkit squeaks that it will be her, bouncing up and down while arguing with her brothers. Violetshine is delighted at the littermates' enthusiasm, but feels guilt that Berryheart is unaware that ShadowClan is gone. When Tigerheart is resurrected as Tigerstar and revives the fallen ShadowClan, Sunkit joins her family and new Clanmates in following Tigerstar to her new home.

The Raging Storm

Alderheart mentions her when he tells Berryheart that Hollowkit should be kept away from his siblings until his cough is better. Berryheart informs the medicine cat that they are already sleeping with Yarrowleaf's kits.

In The Broken Code

Lost Stars

She is now a warrior of ShadowClan named Sunbeam.

In the Super Editions

Tigerheart's Shadow

Warning: Rippletail's appearances in Tigerheart's Shadow are a mistake as confirmed by Kate Cary and further installments in the canon. Slatefur was meant to be in the patrol traveling with Tigerheart.
Sunkit is born to Berryheart and Sparrowtail, alongside her brothers, Hollowkit and Spirekit.
A moon later, Sunkit and her brothers have tried prey for the first time. They are exploring further from their nest and growing fast, but still need to suckle during the night. When Tigerheart enters their temporary camp, Sunkit is nestled at Berryheart's belly and the older tom wonders if they are ready to travel back to ShadowClan.
Sparrowtail tells Spirekit to go play with the others kits and Berryheart tells Sunkit to do the same, nudging her away. Dovewing asks Pouncekit to keep Sunkit and the other kits busy but she asks if they can listen as Sunkit and her siblings hurry to the older kit. Dovewing tells them they are allowed to listen but must not interrupt, so the kits cluster closer. Tigerheart asks Berryheart is her kits are ready to journey but their mother insists Sunkit and her brothers are not as they are not even weaned. They consider carrying the kits before Dovewing suggests waiting a quarter moon. Berryheart agrees that the kits will be ready then if the weather permits.
Hollowkit and Sunkit explore beyond the camp wall. Dovewing watches them as the sniff some beech roots, Pouncekit and Lightkit bouncing around them. An owl appears and Tigerheart warns the kits to hide. Sunkit stares at the tom, wide-eyed. Tigerheart is captured and dropped by the owl and Sunkit hides behind Berryheart as they check on him.
When Tigerheart dies and joins StarClan, he sees Sunkit with her siblings, along with his own kits, being shielded by Berryheart, Cloverfoot, and Cinnamon from his corpse, as it is being carried by Sparrowtail and Rippletail.
Sunkit and the others travel to ShadowClan and are welcomed as the newest members of the Clan.

Squirrelflight's Hope

She and her brothers are now apprentices, and her mentor is Snaketooth.

In the Novellas

Tawnypelt's Clan

She is spotted by Tawnypelt playing with the other kits in ShadowClan, while Berryheart and Cloverfoot watch over them.

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Berryheart:[2] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Sparrowtail:[7] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Needletail:[8] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Hollowspring:[2] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Spireclaw:[2] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
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Cloverfoot:[9] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Beenose:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Yarrowleaf:[9] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Bluebellkit:[blog 1] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Frondwhisker:[10] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member
Gullswoop:[10] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Dewkit:[11] Deceased, residence unknown
Mistcloud:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Buster:[9] Living (As of River of Fire)
Conefoot:[10] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member


Snowbird:[9] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Kinkfur:[12] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Scorchfur:[9] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Ratscar:[13] Living (As of Squirrelflight's Hope)

First cousins:

Flaxfoot:[14] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Hopwhisker:[14] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Kinkfur ♀Scorchfur ♂Snowbird ♀Ratscar ♂
Dewkit ♀Mistcloud ♀Sparrowtail ♂Berryheart ♀Cloverfoot ♀Beenose ♀Yarrowleaf ♀Buster ♂Gullswoop ♀Frondwhisker ♀Conefoot ♂Bluebellkit ♀
Needletail ♀Spireclaw ♂Sunbeam ♀Hollowspring ♂Flaxfoot ♂Hopwhisker ♀

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


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Notes and references

  1. Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, page 410
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, page 371
  3. Revealed in Veil of Shadows, page 150
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, allegiances
  5. Revealed in Lost Stars, allegiances
  6. Revealed in The Raging Storm, allegiances
  7. Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, page 337
  8. Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, manga
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, page 336
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Revealed in Shattered Sky, allegiances
  11. 11.0 11.1 Revealed in Night Whispers, page 241
  12. Revealed in Night Whispers, page 246
  13. Revealed in The Last Hope, page 279
  14. 14.0 14.1 Revealed in River of Fire, chapter 17

Author references

Logo-shadowclan.png ShadowClan cats
Leader Tigerstar
Deputy Cloverfoot
Medicine cats PuddleshineShadowsightMothwing
Warriors SnowbirdTawnypeltScorchfurIcewingDovewingBerryheartSparrowtailGrassheartStonewingYarrowleafSlatefurWhorlpeltSnaketoothFlowerstemHarelightCinnamontailBlazefireGullswoopPouncestepLightleapSpireclawHollowspringSunbeamFlaxfootHopwhisker
Apprentices N/A
Queens N/A
Kits N/A
Elders Oakfur
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