This page contains the trivia for Tigerstar.


Author statements

  • According to Kate, after the events of The Last Hope, Dovewing chose Bumblestripe as her mate over Tigerstar as Bumblestripe was the more sensible opinion, and loving a cat from another Clan wouldn't work out well.[1] In Bramblestar's Storm, Dovewing and Bumblestripe did break up, however, and Dovewing's unresolved feelings for Tigerstar played a role.[2]
  • Kate says that the reason Dovewing likes Tigerstar so much is that "he is naturally everything she wishes she was" as a loyal, kind-hearted, well-meaning warrior and wanting to do his best for the Clan and trying really hard too.[blog 1]
  • In response to Tigerstar's behavior towards SkyClan in The Raging Storm, Kate explained that Tigerstar acted tough "to make sure he's taken seriously". Furthermore, "ShadowClan have been through a difficult time [and] he has to make them seem formidable again".[blog 2]
  • Kate has said Tigerstar is the most interesting modern leader to her.[blog 3][blog 4]
    • She goes on to say she loves that "Tigerstar is so tough and yet so fallible" and gets the sense "that he is strong but always a little out of his death and putting on a tough front".[blog 4]

Interesting facts


  • Tigerstar was originally described as a golden tabby,[10] although this was changed in Sunrise to his current dark brown tabby appearance.[11] This description was accidentally used in The Fourth Apprentice,[12] despite his description being correct in the allegiances.[13]
  • He was mistakenly said to have green eyes.[14]
  • Either he or his brother, Flametail, were mentioned as female.[15]
  • He was mistakenly called Tigerstar prior to becoming leader.[16]
  • Tigerstar is said to have been too young to remember the Great Battle,[17] when he was shown to have fought in it and worked against the Dark Forest.[18]

Notes and references

  1. Revealed on Kate's Facebook
  2. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  3. Revealed in Long Shadows, page 85
  4. Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 7
  5. Revealed in Rising Storm, pages 19-20
  6. Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 197
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in River of Fire, page 251
  8. Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, page 405
  9. Revealed in The Raging Storm, chapter 7
  10. Revealed in Long Shadows, page 84
  11. Revealed in Sunrise, allegiances
  12. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 119
  13. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, allegiances
  14. Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 201
  15. Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 4
  16. Revealed in The Last Hope, page 107
  17. Revealed in The Silent Thaw, page 308
  18. Revealed in The Last Hope, page 292


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