"I left you. [...] But now I've returned. I bring with me cats who will make our Clan strong again. Accept them as I accept you. Give them your loyalty as I give you mine. I am ready to lead you."
— Tigerstar to his Clanmates in Tigerheart's Shadow, page 410
Tigerstar is a big,[14] sleek[22] and thick-furred,[23] dark brown[24] tiger-striped[25] tabby[24] tom.[25] He has a torn ear,[26] broad shoulders,[15] a long tail,[27] and dark[28] amber eyes.[29]

He is born as Tigerkit to Tawnypelt and Rowanclaw, along with his brother and sister, Flamekit and Dawnkit. Although never confirmed by Tawnypelt herself, it was implied that he was named after his grandfather, Tigerstar. Eventually, he is apprenticed as Tigerpaw to Oakfur, who also mentored Tawnypelt. During his apprenticeship, ShadowClan loses faith in StarClan, making Tawnypelt take her kits to ThunderClan, where Tigerpaw is apprenticed to Brackenfur for the time being, with Brackenfur also being his mother's original mentor when she was in ThunderClan. He also meets his uncle, the ThunderClan deputy Brambleclaw. He, his siblings, and Lionblaze, Hollyleaf, and Jaypaw create a fake sign to make Blackstar believe in StarClan again, which is successful and Tigerpaw goes back home with his family soon afterwards.

He becomes a warrior with the name Tigerheart, and is chosen by Blackstar to go with Toadfoot to investigate why the lake was drying up along with six other warriors from the other Clans. During this time, he forms a relationship with the ThunderClan apprentice Dovepaw, and she falls for him. After returning to the Clans, he sneaks out of camp at night to meet Dovepaw, and is eventually revealed that he is training in the Place of No Stars, under training of Brokenstar and Tigerstar, and forms an uneasy relationship with Ivypaw, Dovepaw's sister. His brother, Flametail, drowns in the lake, and Tigerheart stands with Dawnpelt as she believes Jayfeather drowned their littermate. Eventually, the Dark Forest attacks the Clans, and Tigerheart chooses to side with his Clan rather then the undead, and fights his former allies along with Ivypaw, now Ivypool. During this, Dovepaw, now Dovewing says their relationship cannot continue due to them being of different clans. The Clans win the fight, and Tigerheart sadly accepts the future.

Eventually, his father becomes the leader of ShadowClan, and Tigerheart becomes the uncle to Dawnpelt's kits, Strikepaw, Juniperpaw and Sleekpaw, the latter of which he is the appointed mentor to. Upon the death of Crowfrost to yellowcough, Tigerheart is appointed deputy in his place, although he, Tawnypelt, and Rowanstar leave for ThunderClan when Darktail takes over ShadowClan. He plays a pivotal part in driving out the rogues, and when ShadowClan is reinstated, he feels torn between supporting Rowanstar, and trying to lead his Clanmates, as they had only seemed to take orders from him. Eventually, he leaves ShadowClan to be with Dovewing, who he had reconciled with and also expecting his kits. His departure causes Rowanstar to disband ShadowClan. Tigerheart then becomes the father to Shadowkit, Pouncekit, and Lightkit, and takes on a more leadership role during his experience away from ShadowClan. Eventually, on their way back, Tigerheart discovers Slatefur, Berryheart, Cloverfoot and Sparrowtail hiding in a Twoleg nest, and he convinces them to return to ShadowClan with his patrol. Along the away, Tigerheart is killed by an owl after saving Hollowkit by suffering critical internal injuries, and he joins StarClan. However, Rowanclaw, now dead, informs his son that he is still needed in the living world, and after the patrol carries Tigerheart's body to the Moonpool, Tigerheart is resurrected with eight lives to reinstate ShadowClan, becoming Tigerstar. After being revived, Tigerstar is reunited with his family and Clanmates and brings ShadowClan back together, and leads them home.

His new leadership mantle is not well accepted by the other Clans, who believe that Tigerstar is too young and will suffer the same fate as Rowanclaw. Tigerstar instead aggressively tells the other Clans that they do not tell ShadowClan what to do, and with his leadership, ShadowClan will thrive, and he is heavily supported by the ShadowClan cats. He forms bitter resentment towards SkyClan, and becomes much more headstrong and affirming his leadership. He dismisses the claims on Juniperclaw poisoning SkyClan as pure rumor, and becomes the driving force for the conflict with SkyClan. After Juniperclaw's death, and SkyClan's return to the lake, he admits that he was so focused on making ShadowClan whole again that he forgot that there needs to be five Clans by the lake, and helps readjust territories so each Clan is equal.


In the Super Editions

Crowfeather's Trial

Tigerheart does not formally appear in Crowfeather's Trial, but is listed in the allegiances.

Bramblestar's Storm

During a Gathering, Tigerheart asks Ivypool where Dovewing is, and Ivypool, who is reluctant to answer Tigerheart, says that Dovewing is back in camp. Tigerheart wonders if she was with Bumblestripe, showing some knowledge of their relationship, but Ivypool spits that it's none of his business.
Soon, Tigerheart's father, Rowanclaw, becomes Clan leader after Blackstar loses his last life during the flood. Tigerheart is seen on a ShadowClan patrol, accompanied by Ratscar and ShadowClan's new deputy, Crowfrost, after Bramblestar arrives with some of his cats about the threat of kittypets.
Tigerheart fights in the battle against the badgers with the help of ThunderClan, and fights alongside Dovewing. Their teamwork does not go unnoticed, though, as Bramblestar is impressed with their seamless ability to work together, but becomes uneasy when he sees a very unusual closeness in how they worked together.
Tigerheart leads a border patrol with Stoatfur and Pinenose. They run into Bramblestar's patrol, who is taking Minty home. Although he gives them a warning about crossing borders, Tigerheart lets Bramblestar's patrol continue on their way without a fight. Bramblestar notices Tigerheart's gaze fixed on Dovewing, who is also part of their patrol, but Dovewing avoids his eyes. Bramblestar realizes that there is something different about what went on between them, but he has no idea what it could possibly be, and he is unable to imagine anything that could cause Dovewing's behavior to shift around Tigerheart.

Tigerheart's Shadow

As Tigerheart runs through the pine forest, his paws prick with worry. He tells himself that he needs to reach Dovewing, and he leaps over some roots. Tail slapping against tree trunks, and his legs battered by long grass, his dark fur prickles. Tigerheart's stomach tingles with nerves. He always grows tense when going too far from the camp. His beloved Clan is still rebuilding itself after Darktail's cruel reign, which ripped the Clan in two. The white rogue had tempted the younger cats away, then fought Rowanstar for leadership. ShadowClan turned on Tigerheart's father, and followed Darktail.
Tawnypelt and Tigerheart sought refuge in ThunderClan with Rowanstar, leaving the camp to Darktail. The white tom had turned ShadowClan into his 'Kin', and proved himself to be more dangerous then anyone expected. Tigerheart recalls the astounding numbers of missing or dead ShadowClan cats, before RiverClan suffered horribly as well. When he reaches Dovewing, he soon finds out that she is expecting his kits. Dovewing tells Tigerheart that she had a dream. Dovewing was in the nursery. The nests were old and tattered. Shadows start creeping from the corners, and they swallow the floor and nests. She runs outside, but the shadows follow. They reach through the entrance and lick the walls, growing darker and stronger until the whole nursery is covered in darkness.
Tigerheart reassures Dovewing that it was just a dream, but Dovewing objects. She says that she keeps on having the same dream, and everytime she has it she knows it’s a sign. Tigerheart asks her if she asked Jayfeather or Alderheart about the dream, and she says she hasn’t because they might guess she’s expecting kits. Dovewing tells Tigerheart she knows what the dream means, that their kits must not be born in ThunderClan. Tigerheart recommends that they should be born in ShadowClan and she should join ShadowClan, but Dovewing disagrees. She means that they should leave the Clans. She claims that she dreamt where they should go. A huge Twolegplace with nests that reach into the sky. She saw a roof there with sharp points like gorse spines, and she says their kits will be safe there. Tigerheart disagrees, causing them to argue whether they should go or not. Tigerheart says that ShadowClan needs him. Dovewing confirms she’s leaving the next day. Tigerheart wonders who needs him the most.
The next day, Tigerheart, Grassheart, and Snowbird are hunting. Snowbird picks up a rabbit scent trail which was fresh. Tigerheart starts to worry about Shadowclan and its warriors. He is snapped away from his thoughts by Sandynose, a member of SkyClan standing at the border. He comments that squirrels in the forest are fast. He asks Tigerheart if they’re having better luck than them with prey, and Tigerheart replies with a not yet. Grassheart interrupts their conversation, noticing prey. A rabbit races pass Tigerheart. The rabbit crosses the SkyClan border, as Sandynose chases it. Grassheart calls Tigerheart a mouse-brain for letting the prey fall into another Clan’s hands. Snowbird catches up to them, saying that they drove it straight towards Tigerheart, and comments that she thought Rowanstar was the unreliable one. Grassheart agrees, with the line ‘Like father, like son’. Tigerheart protests, saying Rowanstar could outhunt any of them, and that he was distracted. He is cut off by Snowbird scenting SkyClan, and growled if SkyClan was the distraction. Tigerheart answers, saying he was talking to Sandynose and Rabbitleap. Grassheart complains that he let the prey run into SkyClan’s paws. Tigerheart doesn’t reply, but he is irritated by his Clanmates.
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In the Power of Three arc

Dark River

Tigerkit is born to Tawnypelt and Rowanclaw, along with his two littermates, Dawnkit and Flamekit.
He does not formally appear, but is mentioned by Blackstar at the Gathering, on a report of newborn kits. Despite Tigerstar's death being many, many moons ago, several cats are startled by his mother's choice to name Tigerkit after his long dead grandfather, Tigerstar. Some cats are even scared that he will be like Tigerstar.


When the traveling cats journey to the Tribe, Tawnypelt remarks to Squirrelflight that Tigerkit has already perfected his hunting crouch. Out of the three kits, Tigerkit seems to like Lionpaw the best and is the most mischievous. When Tawnypelt is asked to come to the mountains, Tigerkit and his littermates run out of the bushes, from eavesdropping. She is nervous about leaving her kits, but Snowbird offers to take care of them while she's away and that she knows all their tricks so it won't be that hard.


When Hollypaw goes to ShadowClan to ask Blackstar to help with the battle against WindClan, she almost trips over Tigerkit and his siblings. Tigerkit squeaks and hops around, telling his mother that he and his siblings want to go to the battle, leading Tawnypelt to ask if he's been eavesdropping again. Hollypaw purrs at the sight of their short, fluffy tails. He and his siblings are again put under the watchful eyes of Snowbird so Tawnypelt can help with the fight.
When Hollypaw, Lionpaw, Jaypaw, and Sol go to the ShadowClan camp again, Tigerkit goes up to Lionpaw and demands to know if he's grown and he claims he will be even bigger next time they meet. 

Long Shadows

Tigerpaw is a newly named ShadowClan apprentice, with his sister, Dawnpaw, and brother, Flamepaw. His mentor is Oakfur.
After Sol takes control of ShadowClan, Tawnypelt takes Tigerpaw and his siblings to her birth Clan, ThunderClan, where they are welcomed by Brambleclaw and permitted to stay until ShadowClan's problem with Sol is solved. While there, he is given a temporary mentor, Brackenfur, while his siblings are assigned to other ThunderClan cats.
Dawnpaw asks if they could have a piece of fresh-kill and ThunderClan allows them to. They tackle the fresh-kill pile, eating all the dry pieces and leaving the ThunderClan cats with the wet ones. This annoys the ThunderClan cats, and Tigerpaw is the only one to apologize for what he did, feeling guilty, while his littermates say nothing.
Tigerpaw compares his fur with Lionblaze's, saying that he outstretched his paw and compares it to Lionblaze's paw. He and his siblings help Jaypaw, Hollyleaf, and Lionblaze create a fake sign so that Blackstar can believe in StarClan once more. As the six cats are in the marshes, Tigerpaw approaches Littlecloud, and the two cats find Blackstar, calling himself Blackfoot. The trees in the area fall, and as they do, Tigerpaw takes refuge underneath a trunk of one. After the two cats make sure they're both safe, Blackfoot nor Littlecloud cannot find Tigerpaw, and a spirit, which is actually Jaypaw in disguise. Jaypaw tells the two cats that more cats than Tigerpaw will be lost if they go on rejecting their ancestors.
When Raggedstar and Runningnose appear with Jaypaw in order for the sign to work, Blackfoot questions them, asking if their apprentice, Tigerpaw, is safe. Raggedstar confirms he is. As the StarClan cats disappear, Littlecloud calls for Tigerpaw, whom appears safe and has his eyes shining at the prospect of seeing real StarClan cats. Tigerpaw and his siblings then leave for ShadowClan, their real home.


Tigerpaw does not formally appear in Sunrise, but is listed in the allegiances. However, at the medicine cat gathering, Flamepaw mentions him to Jayfeather.

In the Omen of the Stars arc

The Fourth Apprentice

Now a newly appointed warrior, Tigerheart greets Lionblaze at one of the Gatherings, but he greets him just as he would to an ordinary ShadowClan warrior as a result of them not being kin, making Tigerheart feel hurt.
Tigerheart is chosen, along with Toadfoot, to represent ShadowClan and go with two cats from each other Clan, Lionblaze and Dovepaw from ThunderClan, Whitetail and Sedgewhisker from WindClan, and Rippletail and Petalfur from RiverClan, to find out what possibly could have happened to the water in the lake. During the journey, when Dovepaw gets caught in a pelt-den, he helps her out.
When Dovepaw hears the dogs coming, he and Toadfoot climb onto the trees, but the RiverClan and WindClan cats don't, because they don't know how. With the ThunderClan and ShadowClan cats, they help the others climb on to trees.
When fighting the beavers, he helps dismantle the dam, and almost drowns when the logs fall into the stream.
It is noted he is friendlier to the other warriors than his Clanmate, Toadfoot, especially to Dovepaw. It is also hinted that he may have a liking to Dovepaw, often telling her that he will protect her. Lionblaze and Jayfeather think that Tigerheart is being trained by Tigerstar and Hawkfrost in the Dark Forest, as Lionblaze saw him use a battle move of Tigerstar's during the battle with the beavers. Jayfeather suspects that he may have been recruited by the Dark Forest.
When he returns to the ShadowClan camp, he is greeted by his mother, Tawnypelt, and his siblings, Flametail and Dawnpelt. When the other cats leave, he says good-bye to them.

Fading Echoes

When Jayfeather is out for a walk at night near the ThunderClan and ShadowClan border, he runs into Tigerheart, literally, as Tigerheart had attacked him at first, not knowing who he was. When Jayfeather asks him why he is out, he dodges the questions, not offering a direct answer.
Later, a ThunderClan patrol finds ShadowClan scent of a single warrior on their side of the border. They examine the scent trail, trying to find out what warrior it was, and none of them can tell who it was except Dovepaw, who recognizes it as Tigerheart's, but doesn't tell anyone. Soon a ShadowClan border patrol containing Tigerheart sees them and asks what they are doing. When ThunderClan tells them, they grow angry and say that ThunderClan is falsely accusing them. Tigerheart acts quite defiant towards the ThunderClan warriors, refusing to admit that a ShadowClan warrior would have crossed the border. Thornclaw tells them to smell the scent trail to see for themselves, but the warriors point out that if they walk over to ThunderClan's side to smell it, they would leave a new ShadowClan scent trail. However, Tigerheart steps up and declares he will go over to search for ShadowClan scent. Dovepaw realizes that he is cleverly doing this so that his old scent will be covered up by his new scent before anyone knows it was him. He then declares that he can't smell anything other than ThunderClan, and while the rest of the warriors continue to argue, Dovepaw takes him aside and asks him why he was on their side of the border. He desperately pleads her not to tell anyone that it was him, and that he can't tell her why he was there until the next Gathering. She hesitates, but agrees to keep his secret.
At the next Gathering, Dovepaw finds him after the leaders have spoken and asks him once again why he was in ThunderClan territory. He anxiously tells her that he can't reveal why, but begs her to still keep his secret. She still agrees to not reveal it to anyone. She also comments in her thoughts that she thinks that Tigerheart is handsome.
At the battle between ShadowClan and ThunderClan, Tigerheart fights fiercely for his Clan. Dovepaw sees him rushing towards Ivypaw, but when the two of them near each other, they stop, give a slight nod to each other, then go find other cats to fight. Dovepaw stares at the two cats, wondering what that was about and feeling jealous because of her liking for him, but she is too busy fighting the other ShadowClan warriors to think about it.

Night Whispers

Tigerheart meets Dovepaw on ThunderClan territory and says that he didn't realize that he was on their side. Then a patrol comes, Dovepaw tells him to go, and he says that he wants to see her again. Dovepaw agrees to meet him that night.
They meet at the border and he takes her to an abandoned Twoleg nest. He starts jumping logs and then on the one next to Dovepaw's, she hears a crack. She panics and clasps him into her paws, tackling him down into the moss. When he asked why she did that, she apologetically responded that she heard a crack. Looking closer, Tigerheart realizes that there was a small split in the wood. He remarks that she saved his life and adds that she must care about him. She admits she does, and tells him to repay her, jokingly, that he had to bring her mice and a squirrel every day for a moon and follow her around, picking the burrs from her pelt. Tigerheart grows serious and responds that he'd do that anyway; she didn't have to save his life first. He confesses his feelings for Dovepaw, which she admits she reciprocates. They head back to the border and agree to keep meeting. They then depart.
Tigerheart starts to show up later and later to the Dark Forest, staying awake longer to spend his nights with Dovepaw. Tigerstar notices this, and becomes increasingly displeased by this. The Dark Forest cat growls darkly that he'll find Tigerheart, and his tone of voice worries Ivypaw, thinking that the dark brown cat could be getting into trouble for his late arrivals to training.
Ivypaw and Tigerheart then become friends as they see each other in the Dark Forest. When the Dark Forest cats are doing water-fighting training, Ivypaw is revealed to feel safer around Tigerheart.
Ivypaw scents Tigerheart on Dovepaw's fur and accuses her of being disloyal. Dovepaw gets mad at Ivypaw, saying that Ivypaw wanted Tigerheart as a mate and that she was a mate-stealer. Ivypaw then explains that Tigerheart was on the Dark Forest's side was well as her. Dovepaw refuses to believe her.
When Dovepaw and Tigerheart meet at night again, Ivypaw catches them. Ivypaw hisses at Tigerheart to tell the truth about him and the Dark Forest, but he remains silent. Tigerheart then shoves Dovepaw into a bush when a ShadowClan patrol approaches them, and they take Ivypaw to the ShadowClan camp. Dovepaw pleads silently to him, asking Tigerheart to protect Ivypaw.
Dovepaw tells Tigerheart, who is worried sick about Littlecloud's illness, about the herb patches outside of the Twoleg nest. When the ThunderClan cats come to ask if ShadowClan has Ivypaw, it is revealed that Tigerheart has betrayed Dovepaw by telling his Clan of the herb patches. She is furious with him, and challenges him about it at a Gathering. Tigerheart tells her that he is loyal to his Clanmates, and that he puts them first above anything else. Dovepaw asks him if he put them above her, and he tries to say that he didn't mean it that way, but she just walks away.
Tigerheart is stricken with grief when his brother, Flametail, drowns when the ice on the lake breaks. Dovepaw is worried that Tigerheart could have easily been the one who fell in. Dovepaw hears him keeping vigil for Flametail. When Ivypaw is asked to kill Flametail's spirit, which somehow wanders from StarClan into the Dark Forest, Tigerheart saves his brother at the last moment, telling Ivypaw not to destroy whatever remained of his brother. Tigerstar lets his grandson live, but Ivypaw knows that Tigerheart would possibly hurt her for almost attacking Flametail.

Sign of the Moon

Tigerheart argues with Dovewing at a Gathering, unsuccessfully trying to persuade her to restart their forbidden relationship. He asks her if Ivypool has been saying things about him, and Dovewing curiously asks what he means. Tigerheart says never mind and tells her that she doesn't know her sister as well as she thinks she does. Tigerheart insists that he didn't mean to betray Dovewing, but Dovewing refuses to believe him.
In Ivypool's dreams, he appears in the Dark Forest when they are training. When Ivypool fights Breezepelt, Tigerheart helps Breezepelt by attacking Ivypool from behind, saying that he's getting revenge for when Ivypool tried to kill Flametail's spirit.

The Forgotten Warrior

Dovewing thinks about Tigerheart when Whitewing tells her she should find a mate. Dovewing knows that Tigerheart would understand she couldn't have kits if she needed to save the Clan at a moment's notice.
When Dovewing is on patrol with Icecloud, Mousewhisker, and Toadstep, they pass by the bush where she and Tigerheart first met. Dovewing comments to herself that things were so much different back then.
Tigerheart is on the other side of the ShadowClan-ThunderClan border when Dovewing, chasing a squirrel, almost crosses it. He says he needs to talk to her, and Dovewing defensively says that it's over between them. However, Tigerheart only needs to tell her about Dawnpelt, and how she thinks that Jayfeather killed Flametail. Dovewing retorts that Jayfeather was saving him, to which Tigerheart agrees. Dawnpelt, though, wants revenge. He also tells her that all the medicine cats had been acting strange and that Dawnpelt thinks Jayfeather had a fight with Flametail and killed him. Dovewing spits that Dawnpelt needs to grow up and that Jayfeather would never do something like that. Tigerheart gets angry and says that he's telling her not because he thinks it's true, but because he thinks Dawnpelt might hurt ThunderClan in revenge. Dovewing snaps that she can handle Dawnpelt's temper, and Tigerheart shouldn't talk to her again. Tigerheart, sorrow in his mew, says he was only trying to help, and he and Dovewing didn't have to be enemies. Dovewing tells him it's too late for that and turns away to her own territory. The squirrel she was chasing earlier runs past her, and she realizes Tigerheart chased it toward her. She is annoyed, but she catches it anyway. The rest of her patrol appears and congratulate her on her prey. Dovewing looks back, and Tigerheart is gone.
At a Gathering, Ivypool catches Tigerheart staring at her and Dovewing. Both she-cats ignore him. After the leaders make their announcements, Tigerheart leaves his Clanmates to talk to Dovewing. Ivypool tries to interrupt him, but Hollowflight gets in her way. Ivypool tries to look around him while he talks, but she can't see her sister. When Hollowflight leaves, there's no sign of either Dovewing nor Tigerheart. Ivypool suddenly spots Dovewing coming out of a clearing. Ivypool asks her what Tigerheart wanted, and she says he was just trying to stir up trouble about Flametail. Ivypool is fearful that Tigerheart told Dovewing that he'd seen her training in the Dark Forest. She points out that no one can believe everything Tigerheart says. Dovewing agrees, then tells her sister that Tigerheart said Dawnpelt was planning some sort of revenge on ThunderClan. She doesn't believe him, though, and wonders if he thinks lying is going to scare her. Ivypool suggests telling Brambleclaw about it, and maybe he could put extra patrols on the ShadowClan border. Dovewing refuses, saying she doesn't want to get in trouble for talking to Tigerheart.
When Dovewing is alone with Bumblestripe, all she can think about is Tigerheart, to her dismay. Sitting with Bumblestripe, her heart wasn't pounding, nor were her paws tingling with the knowledge of being on forbidden territory. However, she tells herself that there's nowhere she'd rather be than with a fellow Clanmate.
The next day, Dovewing uses her senses to check out the ShadowClan camp, and hears Tigerheart training some apprentices how to stalk a squirrel. The squirrel notices them, however, and jumps on Tigerheart's back before running up a tree. Dovewing is amused by this.
Ivypool is in the Dark Forest and notices Tigerheart and Mapleshade. Mapleshade tells Tigerheart that the Dark Forest will rise up and defeat the Clans. Ivypool is horrified to see Tigerheart listening intently. Mapleshade leaves, and Ivypool emerges from the ferns she was hiding in and hesitantly asks Tigerheart what Dawnpelt is planning for ThunderClan. Tigerheart ignores her question and tells her that he didn't tell Dovewing about how Ivypool had almost destroyed Flametail's spirit. Ivypool directs the conversation back to Dawnpelt, and Tigerheart tells her that Dawnpelt blames Jayfeather for Flametail's death. Ivypool is shocked, and Tigerheart reminds her that she doesn't know what it's like to lose a littermate. Dawnpelt wants to blame her brother's death on something, not just a crack in the ice. Ivypool feels sympathy for Tigerheart, but then reminds herself that he can't be trusted. She instead snaps that he could just be trying to recruit Dawnpelt to the Dark Forest. Tigerheart tells her that it's not decision, and she angrily spits that he could be putting a good word in for her, to which Tigerheart doesn't react. Hawkfrost calls Ivypool, and she leaves Tigerheart in the clearing.
Dovewing comments to herself that she isn't worried when she's with Bumblestripe like she is when she's with Tigerheart; she doesn't need to listen if any patrols are near. Later, Toadstep asks her what was going on with her and Bumblestripe. Dovewing tells him that Bumblestripe is a great cat, but as she says it, an image of Tigerheart appears in her head. She pushes it away, reminding herself that he can't be a part of her life anymore. Bumblestripe, however, could.
At the next Gathering, Ivypool sees Tigerheart sitting with Redwillow and drops her gaze before he can see her.
Later, when Ivypool is marking the ShadowClan border with Hollyleaf, Dawnpelt appears with Redwillow and Scorchfur. Ivypool remembers Tigerheart's warning, and wonders if Dawnpelt is going to attack them. However, she reminds herself that Tigerheart probably wanted an excuse to Dovewing, and then finds it hard to take Dawnpelt's threats seriously.
Ivypool and Dovewing are talking, Dovewing reminds Ivypool that neither of them are allowed to see cats from other Clans. Ivypool is happy about this; it looks as if Dovewing is attracted to Bumblestripe. She knows Bumblestripe is better for Dovewing than Tigerheart.
At a Gathering, Lionblaze notices Tigerheart and Hollowflight meeting gazes, and this only heightens his fears about the Dark Forest. When Dawnpelt accuses Jayfeather of murdering Flametail, Tigerheart says that he agrees with his sister, and that Jayfeather must be punished.

The Last Hope

Tigerheart calls out to Dovewing when she is near the ShadowClan border. He tries to talk to her, but Dovewing yells at him for agreeing with Dawnpelt at the Gathering when he had told her that he didn't believe that Jayfeather killed Flametail. Tigerheart tells her there was nothing else he could do. He then tells Dovewing to meet him that night. He also distracts a ShadowClan patrol when they question him if ThunderClan was there, telling them, nothing out of the ordinary.
Dovewing is seen sleepy the next day, confirming that she and Tigerheart had met that night.
When the leaders meet on the island, Dovewing sees his eyes, and goes to see what he's doing there. He enthuses about her power to sense things beyond normal range, but she gets angry, saying she has a prophecy to fulfill and can't keep meeting him. She runs away, and he calls for her, but she keeps running.
During the final battle, he fights for the Clans, and also reveals that he was a spy as well when Ivypool asks him. At the end, Tigerheart says he didn't know it was Firestar's last life and apologizes to Dovewing.

In the A Vision of Shadows arc

The Apprentice's Quest

Prior to the beginning of the book, Tigerheart has become an uncle to Dawnpelt's kits; Strikepaw, Juniperpaw, and Sleekpaw. Tigerheart is also the appointed mentor to Sleekpaw, his niece.
During a Gathering, Rowanstar mentions that they have four new apprentices; with Beepaw being apprenticed to Dawnpelt, Juniperpaw to Stonewing, Strikepaw to Wasptail and Sleekpaw to Tigerheart. Tigerheart is later mentioned, though unnamed, as Onestar begins speaking, and mentions that there is good hunting on the moor. Needlepaw mutters that he must not have done much hunting, and Sleekpaw agrees that her mentor said that he couldn't catch a blind hedgehog.
Later, when Alderpaw and Leafpool cross through ShadowClan territory to get catmint, they encounter a patrol lead by Tigerheart, and Leafpool politely greets him, dipping her head. She asks how the prey is running in ShadowClan, but he asks the medicine cats why she wants to know, and asks if she wants to steal it. Alderpaw's neck fur bristles at his hostile tone, but Leafpool calmly responds to Tigerheart that he knows better than that. The tabby warrior's tail-tip twitches to and fro, and he meows that he knows she is always meddling in ShadowClan business, just like a ThunderClan cat. After Leafpool has a brief squabble with Spikefur, Tigerheart takes a step back, sounding less hostile, and tells Leafpool that she can pass, but that they will escort her to the edge of their territory. Leafpool dips her head in acknowledgment and thanks him, and the patrol sets off along the edge of the lake, Leafpool and Tigerheart in the lead. When they reach the far border, Tigerheart waves his tail toward the ThunderClan cats, and loftily tells them that they have permission to cross back to their own Clan, but orders them not to take too long doing so. Alderpaw sarcastically thinks that he and Leafpool wouldn't want to hang around in his territory.

Thunder and Shadow

Tigerheart is first seen with Tawnypelt, Stonewing and Juniperpaw when they encounter a ThunderClan patrol. Dovewing is pleased to see Tigerheart but not vice versa. Bramblestar warns them about the rogues, and Tawnypelt orders her son to escort the ThunderClan cats to camp. He is chosen along with Scorchfur, Spikefur and Yarrowpaw on a joint-patrol to track down the rogues. He and Dovewing gently bicker when they loose the trail.
He encounters Alderpaw with Twigkit at night. He asks if Dovewing was with them, and Rippletail asks why they were gathering herbs at night. He assures Alderpaw and Twigkit that Violetpaw is safe in ShadowClan and sends the two on their way. He, Tawnypelt and Spikefur shelter from the wind beside the great stone. He and others reappear when the Rain, Flame, and Raven ask to join ShadowClan. He angrily asks the rogues to leave and start their own Clan, and is chosen to escort them out of the camp.
Moons later, Violetpaw runs into Tigerheart, Tawnypelt, and Spikefur on patrol. She asks to rejoin ShadowClan and he believes her. He explains this to Rowanstar who agrees to let her in. Tigerheart compliments how Violetpaw has the courage of a Clan cat despite not being Clanborn.
When Rowanstar, Kinkfur, and Wasptail fall ill to a mysterious sickness, Crowfrost orders he, Scorchfur, Violetpaw, and Puddleshine to gather lungwort from WindClan territory. He takes the lead across ThunderClan territory where they run into a ThunderClan patrol. Puddleshine warns them about the sickness, and Dovewing thanks Tigerheart for sharing, though he admits it wasn't his idea. They reach WindClan territory where they run into a patrol that takes them to Onestar. The WindClan leader demands to know why they brought the rogue, and Tigerheart explains that Violetpaw is one of them. He explains to Onestar their quest and asks for permission to gather lungwort. Onestar angrily denies their request because the rogues killed Furzepelt. Tigerheart pleads but even that isn't enough for the WindClan leader to concede. He furiously orders the ShadowClan patrol away.
He and Snowbird appear out of the warriors' den when Twigpaw secretly sneaks in to visit her sister. Crowfrost orders him and Snowbird to take Twigpaw back, but Scorchfur comes up with the idea to use Twigpaw as a pawn to get the lungwort from ThunderClan. Crowfrost agrees and orders Tigerheart to take the first watch over Twigpaw. When Snowbird comes down with yellowcough, Tawnypelt asks Tigerheart to take over Lionpaw's training while her mentor recovers. While gathering moss, Twigpaw and Violetpaw pass Tigerheart and Scorchfur heading out with their apprentices. He defends the camp when ThunderClan invades to rescue Twigpaw. He questions Crowfrost when he allows Twigpaw to go without a fight.
Crowfrost dies from yellowcough, and Tigerheart is chosen as his replacement. Later, Dawnpelt asks why Tigerheart hasn't ordered patrols yet, and Strikestone replies he's with Rowanstar in his den. Moments later, both toms emerged from the den. Tigerheart orders two hunting patrols. Scorchfur asks when he and Rowanstar will contribute to the Clan, and Tigerheart responds that their leader is still recovering. He is chosen for the Gathering and is surprised when several ShadowClan cats refuse to go because WindClan almost let them die. Darktail and his rogues arrive, announcing them as the new leaders of ShadowClan. He attacks Rowanstar, and Tigerheart and Tawnypelt shove the white tom away. He leaves with Rowanstar and Tawnypelt to the Gathering as the rogues take over ShadowClan.
He appears that night at the Gathering where Rowanstar announces the fall of his Clan. He blames Onestar for what happened, and Bramblestar invites him and his remaining cats to ThunderClan for the time being. Later, Ivypool tells Twigpaw how horrendous it was having two deputies and leaders in one camp; Tigerheart and Squirrelflight were arguing about morning patrols. She explains to Twigpaw how Dovewing and Tigerheart used to love each other, and was worried the dark brown tabby's presence in ThunderClan wasn't helping. Later, Tigerheart is seen staring intently at Dovewing as she talks with Bumblestripe.

Shattered Sky

Tigerheart takes part in the first Clan cats' battle against the Kin. He tells Twigpaw that Violetpaw is strong and smart when she worries about her sister. She turns around and sees him just behind her, with Dovewing standing beside him, and assures Twigpaw that Violetpaw will be okay. Twigpaw thanks him, but notices Ivypool's tail twitching back and forth, and wonders why her mentor doesn't seem to like Tigerheart. He pelts alongside Twigpaw as Twigpaw races after Lionblaze. When Ivypool prepares to pounce on Yarrowleaf, he darts between them, letting Yarrowleaf flee, and Ivypool demands why he did that, as she wasn't his Clanmate anymore. He doesn't say anything, but stares in anguish after the fleeing Yarrowleaf. When the rogues start to overthrow RiverClan, he and Ivypool swiftly glance at each other, their argument over for now, and dive back into battle. After the battle, he appears again briefly, walking behind Bramblestar as the ThunderClan leader prepares to leave for the Gathering.
Tigerheart sits with Dovewing as they watch Rowanstar and Bramblestar argue over the next attack. Meanwhile, Ivypool is glowering at them. Alderheart overhears Ivypool and Tigerheart in the middle of an argument shortly after, also fighting over when to attack the rogues. Tigerheart then volunteers to help look for SkyClan as part of Dovewing's patrol, though Bramblestar orders against it in favor of defeating Darktail first. The next day, Tigerheart is in a fight with Berrynose, their fur bushed up and hissing at each other. Purdy tries to break it up until the unexpectedly collapses, alarming both toms. Tigerheart explains the situation to Alderheart, but Purdy dies. Tigerheart is then seen at his vigil, keeping a respectful distance with the other ShadowClan cats. Soon after Bramblestar announces to the Clan Twigpaw has gone missing in search of her kin in SkyClan and assigns a patrol. Tigerheart immediately offers to go, followed by Dovewing. Molewhisker joins the patrol and the three cats leave camp.
Tigerheart returns with the rest of the patrol a half moon later. Him and Dovewing reveal to Alderheart they didn't find Twigpaw, believing her dead from monster due to finding her fur and blood near a Thunderpath. Ivypool blames herself due to her public protest against the quest. She admits it was for dumb reasons, looking at her sister and Tigerheart. This upsets Dovewing and Tigerheart wraps his tail around her for comfort. Alderheart notices something flash in Ivypool's eyes, but ignores it because of Twigpaw.
Tigerheart appears at Clan meeting. It's noted that while most of the ShadowClan cats stay together, Tigerheart is separate beside Dovewing. Ivypool is with them, eyeing the two cats warily. Tigerheart helps the other cats come up with a plan to save the RiverClan prisoners in Darktail's camp.
Later, Tigerheart travels with the three other Clan deputies including Hawkwing to WindClan in an attempt to reason with Onestar to help them drive out Darktail. They find the camp under attack by the rogues. Tigerheart and other deputies as well as Violetpaw and Twigpaw help WindClan fight them. Tigerheart then goes with Squirrelflight to get the Clan leaders. Onestar admits to them and the whole of his Clan that Darktail was his son and wanted vengeance on the Clans.
Tigerheart is participates in the final battle to drive out Darktail with cats from all five Clans joining together to beat him. He's glimpsed fighting against Nettle.
After Darktail is killed and the rogues driven out, ShadowClan is able to return to their own territory. As the cats are leaving, Violetpaw notices Tigerheart huddled with Dovewing further way. They appear deep in conversation with solemn looks on their faces. Rowanstar interrupts, calling Tigerheart over. Tigerheart gives one final word to Dovewing and quickly leaves to join his Clan leader.
Tigerheart appears in the bonus scene. After Purdy dies, Tigerheart approaches Dovewing who's by herself. He can tell she's upset over more than just Purdy and asks her what's wrong. Dovewing reluctantly tells him how Bumblestripe wants them have to kits together, but she didn't think it was a good time. Tigerheart takes this, a strange look on his face. He admits he agrees with her. He comments they're at that age you usually have kits which confuses Dovewing. Tigerheart is a silent again before saying they should go back to camp before anyone notices they're gone. It then picks up at where Bramblestar assigns a patrol to search for Twigpaw and Tigerheart, Dovewing, and Molewhisker go together.

Darkest Night

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River of Fire

Tigerheart is mentioned by Rowanclaw, who tells Tawnypelt that without his son, there is no point in reuniting ShadowClan, his voice full of grief, and says that he wasn't a strong enough sun, and Puddleshine told him that he saw it in a vision, just before Tigerheart's departure, and admits that he doesn't see any reason for ShadowClan to go on. He is mentioned yet again by Violetshine, who explains to Tree that after his disappearance, his mother, Tawnypelt succeeded him as deputy.
Violetshine, Twigpaw, and Tree talk with Tawnypelt and Rowanclaw about reviving ShadowClan, and Rowanclaw denies taking up leadership again, explaining that he has been dreaming of Tigerheart, hoping that his son will return one day. Tawnypelt agrees with her mate, remorsefully saying that she hopes it's true. The two mates are obviously distraught over Tigerheart's disappearance.
The former deputy is mentioned again by Ivypool, who says that she guesses her sister Dovewing just had to be with the dark tabby.
As he dies, Rowanclaw tells Tawnypelt that he has seen Tigerheart, and has seen his son in his dreams. Violetshine thinks to herself that although Rowanclaw clearly means his words, she is unsure if she believes him, knowing that Tawnypelt might not. Rowanclaw then dies, leaving Tawnypelt overwhelmed with grief.
Right after her warrior ceremony, Twigbranch sees Grassheart and Strikestone dash into the ThunderClan camp despite Brightheart attempting to stop them. Bramblestar demands to know why they were in the camp, and Grassheart assures the leader that they weren't here to fight, but instead get Hawkwing. Informing Bramblestar that his nephew, Tigerheart, has returned with the missing ShadowClan cats. This revelation causes the ThunderClan cats to erupt with questions, until Strikestone tells Bramblestar and Hawkwing that Tigerheart was in fact, dead.
Grassheart and Strikestone lead Hawkwing, Alderheart and Violetshine towards the Moonpool. Violetshine thinks to herself that Tigerheart had been so strong and full of life, and always kind to her during her time in ShadowClan. She knows that it wasn't easy for Alderheart or Hawkwing to understand since they had not known him well, but she could relate to the shock of horror on Grassheart and Strikestone. Hawkwing, confused, asks why they weren't going to the SkyClan camp, to which Grassheart responds that Tigerheart was at the Moonpool, since the cats with him insisted on taking him there. Strikestone confirms her statement, explaining that Frecklewish and Puddleshine were with Tigerheart.
The five cats arrive at the Moonpool, and they are introduced to Dovewing again, as well as hers and Tigerheart's kits: Shadowkit, Lightkit, and Pouncekit. Alderheart notes that Lightkit looked just like her father, while Shadowkit shared his father's dark tabby stripes. Hawkwing, Violetshine, and Alderheart are confused, as Tigerheart was dead and could not bring him back. Berryheart explains that Tigerheart and his patrol found herself, Sparrowtail, Cloverfoot, and Slatefur hiding in an abandoned Twoleg den, while the aforementioned patrol already consisted of the dark tabby, Dovewing, their kits, Ant, Cinnamon, and Blaze.
Violetshine sees Tawnypelt, and feels sorry for the tortoiseshell, knowing she has lost Rowanclaw, Dawnpelt, and now Tigerheart. Berryheart explains to the cats that Tigerheart was grievously injured while saving Hollowkit, and succumbed to his injuries despite their attempts to get him healed. Shadowkit pops into the conversation, telling Berryheart and Violetshine that he has dreamed that his father was alive, playing moss-ball with him and his siblings. Puddleshine appears into the open, and Violetshine feels sorrow, thinking the medicine cat has finally given up on reviving Tigerheart. However, a dark tabby steps into the open, noting the muscles rippling beneath his pelt and his eyes shining. Violetshine realizes that was in fact, Tigerheart. The former deputy is met with eager questions from his clanmates until Dovewing pushes past them, and gasps that her mate was alive. Violetshine admits to Berryheart that maybe Tigerheart wasn't dead, but Berryheart rebukes her answer, claiming that she knows what a dead cat looked like, and Tigerheart was certainly dead.
Tigerheart stands all around his Clanmates, and announces that he left them, but he has returned with cats to make their Clan stronger. He tells the ShadowClan cats to accept the loners as he has, give them their loyalty as he has, and finishes that he is ready to lead them. Violetshine is confused when Tigerheart finishes, and a silence falls over the cats. Juniperclaw breaks it by shouting his new leader's name: Tigerstar. The black tom is followed by the rest of ShadowClan. Tawnypelt pushes through the crowd, purring as if she were going to burst, and asks her son to tell them what happened to him. Puddleshine instead responds, claiming that StarClan brought him back with nine lives to lead the Clan. Tigerstar confirms, and says it was amazing. He dreamed he was on a grassy slope, with the sun shining and a stream running by. He pauses, then continues, saying he saw Rowanclaw and Dawnpelt, and his father told him that he was being sent back to lead ShadowClan. Leafstar tells the new leader that he can have the ShadowClan cats back, as she is tired of them acting like the SkyClan camp is some sort of temporary nest. Tigerstar accepts, and tells the newly revived ShadowClan that they were going home.
Tawnypelt asks Violetshine if she would like to come back to ShadowClan, adding that Tigerstar will be glad to have her. Violetshine denies, claiming she is a SkyClan cat, but thanks Tawnypelt for the offer. Violetshine watches Tawnypelt leave with her son, leading ShadowClan back to their camp.
Dovewing briefly returns to ThunderClan, revealing that she has taken Tigerstar as a mate and is moving into ShadowClan to be with him, much to the dismay of Whitewing and Birchfall, and the anger of Ivypool, who stalks away upon learning it. Bramblestar, overhearing the conversation, asks if they said Tigerstar, and Alderheart explains to his father of what happened at the Moonpool. When Alderheart finishes, Bramblestar reveals that doesn't like his nephew leading ShadowClan, claiming there to be something ominous of a second Tigerstar leading ShadowClan. Alderheart realizes his father his referring to Tigerstar, who was Bramblestar's father and tried to take over the old forest, and realizes further that the new Tigerstar is the grandson of the first, and agrees that no wonder Bramblestar has his doubts. Graystripe agrees with Bramblestar, claiming those days to be dark times, and wonders what ShadowClan will do. Dovewing assures ThunderClan that her mate is a good cat, and eventually is escorted to ShadowClan by Whitewing, Birchfall and Fernsong.
Alderheart tells Puddleshine at the half-moon meeting that he has seen Rippletail in a Twoleg nest. Puddleshine assures the dark ginger tom that he'll be sure to tell Tigerstar and Tawnypelt. Kestrelflight, astonished, asks to know what happened, and Puddleshine explains the recent events to the WindClan medicine cat. Frecklewish tells Puddleshine that ShadowClan better not think of remarking the borders, and Puddleshine assures her that Tigerstar has no intention of that.

The Raging Storm

With Tigerstar now taking up ShadowClan's leadership mantle, he has appointed Tawnypelt as his deputy, and apprenticed Blaze, Cinnamon, Ant, Conekit, Frondkit and Gullkit, as well as making Whorlpaw, Snakepaw, and Flowerpaw warriors. ShadowClan heavily supports their new leader and his promise to make ShadowClan stronger.
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In the Field Guides

Battles of the Clans

He is seen teaching Olivepaw, Scorchpaw, Redpaw, Owlpaw, and Shrewpaw about the Night Ambush battle tactic. When Scorchpaw snores, he tells him it's not as funny as he thinks it is. Then, when Tigerheart tells them to listen, Scorchpaw says he hears ThunderClan snoring, but Tigerheart tells him that the day that Blackstar receives a prophecy that a cat can hear farther than other creatures, then he'll believe him. He says that they should make a sssss noise, like the wind, to disguise themselves from the other cats. Tigerheart tells them that they must stay hidden under the shadows, so no light can uncover their outlines. When they all attack Tigerheart, he ends up underneath them all. He then ends the story.
In the book, his father, Rowanclaw, is listed as ShadowClan's new deputy after Russetfur dies.

The Ultimate Guide

Tigerheart is mentioned on the pages of several cats. On Dovewing's section, it tells that she had gone with him on the journey to get rid of the beaver dam, and that their friendship deepened when they went home. She couldn't keep herself from visiting the ShadowClan warrior. However, soon she saw a future with her friend, Bumblestripe, who would be a better choice, as he was from her own Clan. On Blackstar's page, it mentions that Lionblaze, Hollyleaf and Jaypaw schemed with Tigerpaw and Dawnpaw to create a false message to StarClan.
He is again brought into account on his mother, Tawnypelt's page, where it says that Rowanclaw had fathered him and his littermates, Dawnpelt and Flametail. The same thing is said on Flametail's profile, that he had been his littermate and helped with the fake StarClan sign to restore Blackstar's faith in StarClan.

In the Novellas

Hollyleaf's Story

Tigerpaw does not formally appear in Hollyleaf's Story, but is listed in the allegiances.

Mistystar's Omen

Tigerheart does not formally appear in Mistystar's Omen, but is listed in the allegiances.

Dovewing's Silence

Tigerheart is first seen when the leaders bring the cats who trained together in the Dark Forest together, sitting with Ratscar. As Bramblestar starts speaking, Dovewing feels warmth on her pelt and turns to see Tigerheart gazing at her, and she thinks to herself that he is one complication that she doesn't need. While Mistystar and Onestar decide to forgive their warriors abruptly, Blackstar protests against Ratscar and Tigerheart and states that they betrayed their Clan with sorrow in his eyes. Even after Ivypool explains, Blackstar is reluctant to forgive Tigerheart and Ratscar and avoids looking at them as the two toms stare at him in dismay. As the cats leave, Tigerheart catches Dovewing's eye with a swarm of questions in his gaze but the she-cat turns her head away, as he is part of the past, just like the battle with the Dark Forest.
Tigerheart appears again when the cats come for their first Gathering since the Great Battle. Dovewing finds herself searching for his dark tabby pelt and finds him deep in conversation with Shrewfoot, and notes that the pretty gray cat was gazing up at him as if Tigerheart was telling her a big secret. Dovewing pushes down the jealousy and tells herself that it was good that Tigerheart had been forgiven by his Clanmates and accepts that any connection they had shared was now over. 

Personality and traits

Tigerstar is a big,[14] sleek[22] and thick-furred,[23] dark brown[24] tiger-striped[25] tabby[24] tom.[25] He has a torn ear,[26] broad shoulders,[15] a long tail,[27] and dark[28] amber eyes.[29]

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Interesting facts

  • Tigerstar's feelings towards Dovewing were first revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 7.[30]
  • He has SkyClan blood through his grandfather, Tigerstar,[31] and ThunderClan blood through Tawnypelt.[32]
  • His daughter, Lightkit, looks exactly like him,[33] and his son, Shadowkit, also has the same dark stripes as he does. [33]
  • Tigerstar is the first known cat to be resurrected by StarClan, as they had revived him to unite the fallen ShadowClan.[6]
  • Tigerstar still holds resentment towards Jayfeather for not saving Flametail.[34]

Author statements

  • According to Kate, after the events of The Last Hope, Dovewing chose Bumblestripe as her mate over Tigerstar,[35] as Bumblestripe was the more sensible opinion, and loving a cat from another Clan wouldn't work out well.[36] In Bramblestar's Storm, Dovewing and Bumblestripe did break up, however, and Dovewing's unresolved feelings for Tigerstar played a role.[37]
  • Kate has said Tigerstar is the most interesting modern leader to her. [38]


  • Tigerstar was originally described as a golden tabby,[39] although this was changed in Sunrise to his current dark brown tabby appearance.[24] This description was accidentally used in The Fourth Apprentice,[40] despite his description being correct in the allegiances.[10]
  • He was mistakenly said to have green eyes.[41]
  • Either he or his brother, Flametail, were mentioned as female.[31]
  • He was mistakenly called Tigerstar prior to becoming leader.[42]

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Dovewing:[43] Living (As of The Raging Storm)


Pouncekit:[44] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Lightkit:[44] Living (As of The Raging Storm)


Shadowkit:[44] Living (As of The Raging Storm)


Rowanclaw:[7] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Tawnypelt:[7] Living (As of The Raging Storm)


Dawnpelt:[7] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Flametail:[7] Deceased, verified StarClan member
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Juniperclaw:[45] Deceased, residence unknown
Strikestone:[45] Living (As of The Raging Storm)


Sleekwhisker:[46] Living (As of River of Fire)


Tigerstar:[32] Deceased, no residence


Goldenflower:[32] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Pinestar:[47] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Leopardfoot:[48] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Speckletail:[49] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Adderfang:[50] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Oakstar:[51] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Stagleap:[52] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Swiftbreeze:[50] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sweetbriar:[53] Living (As of Pinestar's Choice)
Harepounce:[54] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Flashnose:[55] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Bramblestar:[32] Living (As of The Raging Storm)


Hawkfrost:[56] Deceased, no residence
Tadpole:[57] Deceased, residence unknown
Swiftpaw:[58] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Unnamed kit:[59] Status unknown


Mothwing:[56] Living (As of The Raging Storm)


Nightkit:[48] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Mistkit:[48] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Mistlekit:[59] Status unknown


Lionheart:[49] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Snowkit:[60] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Patchpelt:[50] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Redtail:[50] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Spottedleaf:[50] Deceased, no residence
Willowpelt:[50] Deceased, verified StarClan member
One-eye:[54] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Fallowsong:[61] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Daisytoe:[55] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Sandstorm:[62] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Darkstripe:[63] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member
Sootfur:[64] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Rainwhisker:[64] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sorreltail:[64] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Longtail:[62] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Graystripe:[62] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Squirrelflight:[65] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Leafpool:[65] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Molepaw:[66] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Cinderheart:[66] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Honeyfern:[66] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Poppyfrost:[66] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Stormfur:[67] Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
Feathertail:[67] Deceased, verified Tribe of Endless Hunting and StarClan member
Briarlight:[68] Deceased, residence unknown
Blossomfall:[68] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Bumblestripe:[68] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Lionblaze:[69] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Jayfeather:[69] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Hollyleaf:[69] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Molewhisker:[70] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Cherryfall:[70] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Fernsong:[71] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Hollytuft:[71] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Sorrelstripe:[71] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Alderheart:[17] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Sparkpelt:[17] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Dandelionkit:[72] Deceased, residence unknown
Juniperkit:[72] Deceased, residence unknown
Runningwind:[73] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Mousefur:[73] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Goosefeather:[74] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Moonflower:[74] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Bluestar:[75] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Snowfur:[75] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Mistystar:[76] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Mosskit:[76] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Stonefur:[76] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Whitestorm:[77] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Reedwhisker:[78] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Perchkit:[79] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Pikepaw:[79] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Primrosepaw:[79] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Heronwing:[74] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Rabbitleap:[74] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Poppydawn:[74] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Rosetail:[53] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sweetpaw:[53] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Thistleclaw:[53] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member

Distant ancestors:

Cloudstar:[80] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Gorseclaw:[80] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Birdflight:[80] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Spottedpelt:[80] Deceased, verified StarClan member


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Dovepaw: "D-do you know Ivypaw?"
Tigerheart: "I've seen her at Gatherings."
Dovepaw: "But nothing more than that?"
Tigerheart: "Do you mean, have I ever asked to meet her in the middle of the night, and brought her here to risk my life on collapsing logs? Let me think...No. I'm pretty sure I haven't. There's only one sister I'm interested in."
—Tigerheart to Dovepaw about that he loves only her Night Whispers, page 111

Dovewing: "We have nothing left to say to each other."
Tigerheart: "Please! I didn't use you, I promise I didn't. Okay, I told Blackstar about Jayfeather's herbs, but that doesn't change how I felt about you. How I still feel about you."
—Tigerheart pleading to Dovewing Sign of the Moon, pages 78-79

"You don't know what it's like to lose a littermate. You want to blame anyone, anything. Not just a crack in the ice."
—Tigerheart to Ivypool The Forgotten Warrior, page 126

"I believe what my sister says. Jayfeather murdered our littermate, and he must be punished."
—Tigerheart The Forgotten Warrior, page 288

Tigerheart: "We can have one more night together, can't we?"
Dovewing: "No, we can't. I have to concentrate on the prophecy! There's a battle coming. I don't know who to trust anymore!"
Tigerheart: "You can always trust me. I love you!"
Dovewing: "This isn't the time. I have a battle to fight. So do you."
Tigerheart: "What about afterward?"
Dovewing: "There will be four Clans again. You'll belong to ShadowClan, and I'll belong to ThunderClan, and ... and maybe that's how it should be."
—Dovewing ends her relationship with Tigerheart The Last Hope, pages 232-233

"I'm a warrior. I fight for the Clans. Dark Forest warriors don't belong here. This is Clan territory!"
—Tigerheart The Last Hope, page 292

Thistleclaw: "But you're Tigerstar's kin!"
Tigerheart: "That doesn't mean I have to be like him. He almost destroyed ShadowClan once before. I wasn't going to let him do it again!"
—Thistleclaw and Tigerheart in the Dark Forest battle The Last Hope, page 292

"We can do this together."
—Tigerheart to Ivypool The Last Hope, page 296

Tigerheart: "We have suffered because of Darktail's cruelty. He has left us weak and frightened. RiverClan has withdrawn to rebuild their shattered Clan. ShadowClan has lost so many warriors that it will take moons for us to become what we once were. There is no doubt that StarClan wanted us to find SkyClan. I believe StarClan had a reason. Not just to clear the sky, of the darkness we have suffered, but because StarClan knew that the five Clans belong together. With an extra Clan beside the lake, we will find strength when we most need it."
Crowfeather: "But who will give up territory for them?"
Tigerheart: "We could. We have fewer mouths to feed now. And fewer warriors to patrol our borders. It makes sense to exchange some of our land for an ally."
—Tigerheart offering some of ShadowClan's land to SkyClan at a Gathering Darkest Night, pages 36-37

"Tigerheart would love to be remembered as the cat who saved the Clans."
—Crowfeather about Tigerheart Darkest Night, page 266

"Rowanstar is making the wisest decision. Without Tigerheart, we are no more than a bickering mob of starlings. We need the security of a Clan and the safety of Clanmates who hold the warrior code close to their hearts."
—Puddleshine about Tigerheart at a Gathering Darkest Night, page 268

Tigerheart: "I'm sorry. Perhaps I shouldn't have told you about Puddleshine's dream. But I couldn't lie to you. You have to believe that you are the most important thing in my life, but without my loyalty to my Clan, what would I be?"
Dovewing: "I know. Your loyalty makes you who you are. And I know you will love our kits with the same fierce loyalty with which you love your Clan. I love you, Tigerheart. I would have loved you even if you hadn't followed me here. I will always love you. Not just because you're the father of my kits, but because you're you. I'm sorry I made you choose between your Clan and me. No cat should ever have to make that choice. I was scared of facing this alone. I've been a coward."
Tigerheart: "No! You've been brave. So very brave. And I would have loved you, too, even if my Clan had kept me from you. Nothing could stop the way I feel about you."
Dovewing: "We will always love each other. But we have a responsibility to our Clans and to our kits. We are warriors–"
Tigerheart: "And our kits will be warriors too."
—Tigerheart and Dovewing Tigerheart's Shadow, page 188

Rascal: "Why did [Fog] have to take Tigerheart's catch?"
Fierce: "Probably because Tigerheart's been trying to start a fight with her since he met her. Perhaps that's what warrior cats do."
Tigerheart: "Warriors believe that some things are worth fighting for."
—Tigerheart about being a warrior Tigerheart's Shadow, pages 228-229

Tigerheart: "Spire had another vision. He heard a voice. A voice Spire said was for me. It gave him a message about Rowanstar. The voice said he needs me. It said he can't keep the shadows together. I can't ignore this sign. Rowanstar can't keep the Clan together. I have to go back. Please don't think I don't love you. You and the kits are the most important things in my life. But if I abandon my Clan now, when they need me, I will never forgive myself."
Dovewing: "I once told you I would love you whatever choice you made. I won't make you choose between your Clan and me this time."
Tigerheart: "I'm sorry. Please forgive me."
Dovewing: "Forgive you for what? We'll leave together."
—Tigerheart and Dovewing Tigerheart's Shadow, pages 292-293

Tigerheart: "When I left ShadowClan, there was so little trust in the Clan. I'm worried that bringing traitors back will only make it worse."
Dovewing: "For a start, you have to stop thinking of them as traitors. They are clearly sorry for the choices they made. You're helping to reunite your Clan. You need to show by example that old wounds can heal and old arguments can be forgiven."
Tigerheart: "I thought I had nothing to learn from the guardian cats. But they've learned to live with change. It might be easier to live life the way it is now than to try to keep it the way it was."
Dovewing: "You're starting to sound like a leader."
—Tigerheart and Dovewing about ShadowClan Tigerheart's Shadow, page 343

Tigerstar: "But you have no proof that Juniperclaw poisoned him! A cat becomes sick and you blame us? Grassheart is lying in our medicine den now, injured by a wound inflicted by SkyClan. She was attacked! She didn’t just happen to get sick after one of your patrols passed by."
Leafstar: "Passed by? You invaded our camp!"
Tigerstar: "And you attacked our patrol!"
Leafstar: "You were on our territory!"
—Tigerstar and Leafstar arguing The Raging Storm, page chapter 14


Tigerstar's Leader Ceremony
Rowanclaw: With this life I give you strength. Don't let softness sway you from what must be done for your Clan.
Kinkfur: With this life I give you courage. Fear will always pull at your tail, but the courage I give you now will always draw you on.
Pinenose: With this life I give you compassion. Love your Clan as you love your kits. Forgive them their flaws and love them even when they fail you.
Dawnpelt: With this life I give you hope. As long as hope burns in your heart. It will burn in the hearts of your Clanmates.
Yellowfang: I am Yellowfang, once of ShadowClan. With this life, I give you forgiveness. Forgiveness will give you more power than vengeance will ever bring.
Sagewhisker: I am Sagewhisker. With this life, I give you persistence. Don't let failure sap your determination or rejection change your mind. A true leader tries as many times as it takes to succeed.
Littlecloud: Tigerheart. Fear of failure has kept you too long from leadership. But leadership is your destiny, and one that you must embrace if you are to save your Clan. So with this life I give you acceptance. Accept with all your heart what you cannot change, and fear will vanish.
Raggedstar: I, Raggedstar, give you this life for loyalty. A leader's loyalty belongs only to his Clan. Let loyalty be your heartbeat, for when it stops, so will you.
Flametail: I wish I could still walk at your side. I wish I could help you reunite our Clan. With this life I give you love. You have known so much, but still have much to give. Leadership without love will never be enough to draw your Clan from the shadows. Let your heart lead when your head does not know the way.
Rowanclaw: This has never been done before. You have already used up one life, but there are eight remaining. Use them as your used the first—with courage and for the good of others.
Raggedstar: Reunite ShadowClan.
Dawnpelt: There must always be five Clans. Where there is sky, thunder, wind, and river, there must also be shadow.
Flametail: You are the only one who can bring ShadowClan back.
Tigerheart: Where has ShadowClan gone?
StarClan: Tigerstar! Tigerstar!
Reference: Tigerheart's Shadow, page 402-406

Leader info

Leader info
Nine Lives
Life Given by Gift How it was lost
Taken to bring Tigerheart back to life in Tigerheart's Shadow
Name From To
River of Fire
The Raging Storm
The Raging Storm
The Raging Storm
The Raging Storm

References and citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Dark River, allegiances
  2. Revealed in Long Shadows, page 89
  3. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, chapter 24
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, page 83
  5. Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 14
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, page 405
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Revealed in Dark River, pages 20-21
  8. Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, page 401
  9. Revealed in Long Shadows, page 77
  10. 10.0 10.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, allegiances
  11. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 335
  12. Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, page 149
  13. Revealed in Long Shadows, allegiances
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Revealed in Long Shadows, page 90
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Revealed in Night Whispers, page 17
  16. Revealed in Night Whispers, page 261
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, undefined
  18. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 295
  19. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 290
  20. Revealed in River of Fire, chapter 10
  21. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 190
  22. 22.0 22.1 Revealed in Fading Echoes, page 251
  23. 23.0 23.1 Revealed in Night Whispers, page 76
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 Revealed in Sunrise, allegiances
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 Revealed in Outcast, page 128
  26. 26.0 26.1 Revealed in Fading Echoes, page 111
  27. 27.0 27.1 Revealed in Night Whispers, page 96
  28. 28.0 28.1 Revealed in The Last Hope, page 105
  29. 29.0 29.1 Revealed in Long Shadows, page 196
  30. Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 7
  31. 31.0 31.1 Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 4
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 32.3 Revealed in Rising Storm, pages 19-20
  33. 33.0 33.1 Revealed in River of Fire, page 251
  34. Revealed in The Raging Storm, chapter 7
  35. Revealed on Kate's Blog
  36. Revealed on Kate's facebook
  37. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  39. Revealed in Long Shadows, page 84
  40. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 119
  41. Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 201
  42. Revealed in The Last Hope, page 107
  43. Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, page 7
  44. 44.0 44.1 44.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, page 187
  45. 45.0 45.1 Revealed in Shattered Sky, pages 114-115
  46. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, pages 347-348
  47. Revealed in Code of the Clans, page 150
  48. 48.0 48.1 48.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 266
  49. 49.0 49.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 48
  50. 50.0 50.1 50.2 50.3 50.4 50.5 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 364
  51. Revealed in Pinestar's Choice, chapter 1
  52. Revealed on Facebook Page
  53. 53.0 53.1 53.2 53.3 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 47
  54. 54.0 54.1 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 8
  55. 55.0 55.1 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 3
  56. 56.0 56.1 Revealed in Moonrise, page 258
  57. Revealed in Return to the Clans, page 2
  58. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 116
  59. 59.0 59.1 Revealed in Into the Wild, page 153
  60. Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 44
  61. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook Page
  62. 62.0 62.1 62.2 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  63. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  64. 64.0 64.1 64.2 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 100
  65. 65.0 65.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 509
  66. 66.0 66.1 66.2 66.3 Revealed in Sunset, page 27
  67. 67.0 67.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 39
  68. 68.0 68.1 68.2 Revealed in Eclipse, page 154
  69. 69.0 69.1 69.2 Revealed in Sunrise, page 251
  70. 70.0 70.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 299
  71. 71.0 71.1 71.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 478
  72. 72.0 72.1 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, chapter 1
  73. 73.0 73.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 467
  74. 74.0 74.1 74.2 74.3 74.4 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, allegiances
  75. 75.0 75.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 8
  76. 76.0 76.1 76.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 502
  77. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 18
  78. Revealed to be a in Erin Hunter Chat 6, undefined
  79. 79.0 79.1 79.2 Revealed in Mistystar's Omen, chapter 3
  80. 80.0 80.1 80.2 80.3 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, pages 496-497


  1. Before he was resurrected, Tigerheart's residence was in StarClan.[6]
  2. Tigerheart had died before receiving his nine lives, and his first life was used to essentially resurrect him.[6]

Major Warriors characters
The Prophecies Begin FirestarGraystripeYellowfangCinderpeltSpottedleafSandstormCloudtailBluestarTigerstar
The New Prophecy BrambleclawFeathertailStormfurSquirrelflightCrowfeatherTawnypeltLeafpoolHawkfrostMothwing
Power of Three LionblazeJayfeatherHollyleafBreezepeltRockSolAshfur
Omen of the Stars DovewingIvypoolLionblazeJayfeatherCinderheartHawkfrostTigerstarFirestarFlametail
Dawn of the Clans Gray WingClear SkyThunderTall ShadowWind RunnerRiver RippleTurtle TailJagged PeakStormBright Stream
A Vision of Shadows AlderheartNeedletailTwigbranchVioletshineDarktailTreeRowanclawTigerstarLeafstar
Graystripe's Adventure GraystripeMillie
Tigerstar and Sasha SashaKenJeanPineShnukyTigerstar
Ravenpaw's Path RavenpawBarley
SkyClan and the Stranger LeafstarBillystormSol
Super Editions FirestarSandstormLeafstarSkywatcherBluestarThistleclawSnowfurGoosefeatherCrookedstarOakheartRainflowerMapleshadeSharpclawEchosongStickYellowfangSagewhiskerBrokenstarRaggedstarTallstarJakeSparrowBramblestarSquirrelflightJessyMoth FlightMicahHawkwingTigerheartDovewingSpireCrowfeatherBreezepeltNightcloudAshfoot
Novellas HollyleafFallen LeavesMistystarMothwingCloudstarTigerstarLeafpoolSquirrelflightDovewingBumblestripeMapleshadeGoosefeatherRavenpawPinestarSpottedleafThistleclawThunderstarLightning Tail