|"I have an announcement to make. I've decided to step down as deputy. ShadowClan is changing. It makes sense to choose a new deputy. Someone who will be the future for our Clan instead of the past. [...] I'll help you for as long as you want me to, but I'm sure you'll make the right choice."|
|— Tawnypelt's reason for stepping down as deputy to Tigerstar in Tawnypelt's Clan, chapter 10|
Tawnypelt is a warrior of ShadowClan that has served under Tigerstar's, Blackstar's, Rowanstar's, briefly Leafstar's, and Tigerstar's leaderships in the forest and lake territories. Tawnykit was born to Goldenflower and Tigerclaw along with her brother, Bramblekit. Her father had betrayed ThunderClan and was exiled while she was still a young kit in the nursery. Tawnypaw became an apprentice to Brackenfur and soon learned the truth of Tigerstar. Her Clanmates doubted her loyalty to the Clan, and being fed up, Tawnypaw left ThunderClan to join her father in ShadowClan, where her new mentor was Oakfur. She later became a warrior named Tawnypelt and was chosen to go on the journey to find Midnight and led the Clans to the lake. She and Rowanclaw became mates and had three kits, Tigerkit, Dawnkit, and Flamekit. She also became a mentor to five cats: Starlingwing, Grassheart, Needletail, Snaketooth, and Conefoot.
Tawnypelt supported Rowanstar when the rest of ShadowClan joined Darktail's Kin and served as his deputy after Tigerheart's disappearance, until ShadowClan's eventual merge with SkyClan. She went on to support her son as he rebuilt their Clan and briefly served as his deputy; however, she chose to step down and went back to her position as a warrior. When Bramblestar suddenly died from an unknown illness, she was saddened, but was relieved when he came back alive. After Rootpaw showed her Clan that the real Bramblestar was actually a ghost, the Clan rallied itself against the impostor. During the battle of the rebels, she killed Berrynose after the exiled tom fought on the side of the impostor.
- 1 History
- 2 Character pixels
- 3 Official art
- 4 Killed victims
- 5 Ceremonies
- 6 Personality and Relationships
- 7 Family
- 8 Appearances
- 9 Merchandise
- 10 Trivia
- 11 Quotes
- 12 External links
- 13 Notes and references
- 14 Notes
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- "Hang on a minute. I'm not asking you if I can come back. All I want is to be a loyal cat in my new Clan. I want to be the best warrior I can be. And I can't be that in ThunderClan."
- ―Tawnypaw to Firestar and Bramblepaw The Darkest Hour, page 275
- "Fox dung! I'm a loyal ShadowClan cat. If I'm ever made deputy or leader it will be because I have earned it myself—and my Clanmates and StarClan wish it. You're twisting the warrior code to get what you want, just like you did when you were alive."
- ―Tawnypelt to Tigerstar Sunset, page 179
- "Hang on a moment. Things went wrong in the old forest, too. You can't expect life to be all mice and moonlight."
- ―Tawnypelt Long Shadows, page 36
- Her kits receive their full names, Tigerheart, Dawnpelt, and Flametail. Tawnypelt also receives an apprentice, Starlingpaw. She hurriedly greets her son and Toadfoot when they return from their journey to defeat the beavers. Her mate, Rowanclaw, becomes deputy after Russetfur dies, and their son, Flametail, drowns in the lake while playing on the ice. Tawnypelt participates in the battle against the Dark Forest.
- "Do you think you could have done any better? You blame Rowanstar. But it was his Clanmates' disloyalty that killed them. If our apprentices grew arrogant, blame their mentors, not him. He cared about ShadowClan when none of you did. Rowanstar still wakes in the night, haunted by nightmares about the Clanmates he's lost."
- ―Tawnypelt defending Rowanclaw to Scorchfur Darkest Night, page 120
- "Yes. Hasn’t StarClan told us before? The Clans are strongest when we stand together. Our experience with Darktail taught us that."
- ―Tawnypelt's thoughts on the lack of StarClan interaction Lost Stars, page 228
- In Bramblestar's Storm, she is given another apprentice, Grasspaw. She and Bramblestar are still close but remains fiercely loyal to her Clan. She confides how ShadowClan is struggling since the floods, including vicious kittypets and badgers. Rowanstar questions her loyalty, and Tawnypelt snaps at him. Despite ShadowClan's reassurance, ThunderClan assists the Clan drive off their enemies, and Tawnypelt and Bramblestar are reminded of that their bond as kin is stronger than the warrior code.
- In Tigerheart's Shadow, she is the only cat that fully supports Rowanstar with no doubts about his leadership, and tries to help out Tigerheart when he struggles to support both ShadowClan and Rowanstar. When Tigerheart leaves ShadowClan, he thinks of his mother and misses her.
- "A pang shot through Tawnypelt. She thought of Flametail, her shy, sweet-tempered ginger kit, always eager to help his Clanmates, who'd grown to be a medicine cat and then drowned in icy waters; of Dawnpelt, who'd as a kit been fierce and playful by turns, who'd left ShadowClan for the Kin and been murdered by Darktail. And of stubborn, good-hearted Tigerstar. Her kits meant everything to her, too, and now Tigerstar was the only one left."
- ―Tawnypelt reflecting about her kits Tawnypelt's Clan, page chapter five
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This list shows the victims Tawnypelt has killed:
|Tawnypaw's apprentice ceremony|
Personality and Relationships
- Tawnypelt is a tough and devoted cat to her Clan, Clanmates, and friends. She wants to be able to define her own path and do the right thing. For more of Tawnypelt's personality and relationships, click here!
- Tawnypelt's parents are Goldenflower and Tigerstar, and her brother is Bramblestar. Her mate is Rowanclaw, and together, they had Dawnpelt, Tigerstar, and Flametail. For more of Tawnypelt's family, click here!
- Forest of Secrets (First appearance)
- Rising Storm
- Tigerclaw's Fury
- A Dangerous Path
- The Darkest Hour
- Blackfoot's Reckoning
- A Shadow in RiverClan (Flashback only)
- Firestar's Quest
- Graystripe's Vow (Then) (Allegiance only)
- Mothwing's Secret
- Winds of Change
- Leafpool's Wish (Allegiance only)
- The Sight (Allegiance only)
- Dark River (Mentioned only)
- Long Shadows
- Hollyleaf's Story (Allegiance only)
- The Fourth Apprentice
- Mistystar's Omen (Allegiance only)
- Fading Echoes
- Night Whispers
- Sign of the Moon (Allegiance only)
- The Forgotten Warrior
- The Last Hope
- Dovewing's Silence (Allegiance only)
- Crowfeather's Trial (Allegiance only)
- Bramblestar's Storm
- The Apprentice's Quest (Mentioned only)
- Thunder and Shadow
- Shattered Sky
- Darkest Night
- Tigerheart's Shadow
- River of Fire
- Tawnypelt's Clan
- Spotfur's Rebellion (Allegiance only)
- The Raging Storm
- Squirrelflight's Hope (Allegiance only)
- Lost Stars
- The Silent Thaw
- Veil of Shadows
- Darkness Within
- Graystripe's Vow (Now) (Allegiance only)
- Daisy's Kin (Allegiance only)
- The Place of No Stars
- The Clans Decide
- Secrets of the Clans
- Cats of the Clans
- Battles of the Clans
- The Ultimate Guide
Toys and Plush
Tigerstar & Tawnypelt - Mini Collector Figures
- Series 1
- Sturdy mini figure of Tigerstar and Tawnypelt, approximately 7cm in height.
- Tigerstar's ruthless ambition and cunning sent shockwaves through the Clans, and his evil deeds will haunt future generations of warriors. But his daughter, Tawnypelt, looks to forge her own legacy—a legacy of honor, courage, and doing what's right
- Also included in a three-pack bundle with the rest of Series 1: Firestar, Leafstar, Graystripe, and Jayfeather.
- Approximate individual price is $12.99 USD, and the three-pack bundle is $38.97 USD.
Warrior Cats - Sticker Set - 5 Sheets
- Five sticker sheets of Firestar, Tigerstar, Jayfeather, Tawnypelt, Graystripe, and Leafstar's mini patterns. Featuring headshots and full bodies.
- Five sheets of Warrior Cats fun. Firestar, Jayfeather, Tigerstar, Tawnypelt and Graystripe can go anywhere with you.
- Approximately $12.95 USD.
- Did you know Tawnypelt is the second cat to become deputy on two occasions? For more trivia about Tawnypelt, click here!
Notes and references
- Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 275
- Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 297
- Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 223
- Revealed in Rising Storm, page 19
- Revealed in Shattered Sky, allegiances
- Revealed in Darkest Night, chapter 21
- Revealed in Tawnypelt's Clan, chapter 6
- Revealed in Veil of Shadows, page 83
- Revealed in Rising Storm, page 20
- Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 235
- Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 38
- Revealed in Outcast, page 160
- Revealed in River of Fire, chapter 10
- Revealed in The Raging Storm, allegiances
- Revealed in Dark River, page 20
- Revealed in Long Shadows, page 89
- Revealed in Firestar's Quest, allegiances
- Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, allegiances
- Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, allegiances
- Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
- Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, allegiances
- Revealed in The Raging Storm, chapter 6
- Revealed in Midnight, page 3
- Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 16
- Revealed in Midnight, allegiances
- Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 82
- Revealed in Eclipse, page 12
- Revealed in The Silent Thaw, page 309
- Revealed in Midnight, page 53
- Revealed in Veil of Shadows, page 272
- Tawnypelt was the last deputy before ShadowClan was annexed into SkyClan, and was the first to take up the position following ShadowClan's revival
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