"ThunderClan's lucky to have her! I don't remember any other apprentice catching prey on their first try!"
— Windflight about Bluepaw in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 83

Windflight is a broad-shouldered[7] and long-legged,[8] gray tabby tom with pale green eyes,[3] and a thick-furred tail.[7]

Windflight was a ThunderClan warrior that served under Doestar's, Pinestar's, and Sunstar's leaderships in the forest territories. He was the only kit of Eaglestorm of WindClan and Squirrelwhisker of ThunderClan, resulting him being half-Clan. As a warrior, Windflight fathered Thrushpelt, Tawnyspots, and Dappletail with Rainfur, and later on, he fathered Thistleclaw, Rosetail, and Sweetpaw with Poppydawn. After mentoring Swiftbreeze, Moonflower, and his daughter, Dappletail, Windflight retired to the elders' den.


In the Super Editions

Tallstar's Revenge

On their way to the Moonstone, Tallpaw spots a ThunderClan patrol nearing the moortop with one cat on it being Windflight, although unnamed. He then leaps at Windflight and refers to him as a trespasser; however, Tallpaw is stopped by his mentor, Dawnstripe, and Windflight's whiskers twitch, commenting that he thought his patrol was going to be shredded. Dawnstripe then dips her head to Windflight and apologizes if Tallpaw had alarmed him. Windflight comments that her apprentice is quick, and she agrees with him.

Crookedstar's Promise

Windflight is sitting with his mate, Poppydawn, at a Gathering when Crookedjaw asks him if Thistlepaw, his son, and his daughters, Rosepaw and Sweetpaw, had come with them. Windflight tells him that Thistlepaw had gotten into trouble again, and his sisters had stayed with him so he wouldn't feel so upset.

Bluestar's Prophecy

Windflight is a ThunderClan warrior. His apprentice is Dapplepaw.
When Pinestar calls a Clan meeting to apprentice Patchkit and Leopardkit, Windflight is first seen talking with Stormtail in camp. Bluekit is noted to have tried catching Stormtail's eye, but he was apparently in a deep conversation with Windflight.
Windflight's apprentice, Dapplepaw, becomes a warrior, although her warrior ceremony is not shown; she gains the name Dappletail. Soon after, Poppydawn, bears his kits: Thistlekit, Rosekit, and Sweetkit. When Bluekit gives up on sleeping and leaves the nursery, she smells the scent of Windflight, Sparrowpelt, and Adderfang, who went on the dawn patrol. When the patrol heads back to the camp to announce WindClan's thieving, Sparrowpelt skids to a halt at the ravine, Windflight and the others on his heels. During the Clan meeting about WindClan's prey-stealing, he suggests that the scent had been blown across the border by the wind, only to be scoffed at by Sparrowpelt.
When Bluepaw catches a squirrel on her first hunting patrol, his eyes widen. He tells Bluepaw that ThunderClan is lucky to have her, and he doesn't remember any of the other apprentices catching prey on their first try. Before the Gathering, Thistlekit is seen complaining when Windflight nudges him back to the nursery, saying it would be his turn soon enough. This is because Bluepaw is going, and he is almost as big as her; Thistlekit continues to complain with his father reminding him that he wasn't an apprentice yet. When Adderfang asks if Pinestar is going to challenge WindClan about the stealing, and when Pinestar replies, Windflight nods his head in agreement, along with Swiftbreeze, Adderfang's mate.
Windflight is chosen to stay behind and guard camp when ThunderClan goes to attack WindClan's camp. As his Clanmates leave, Windflight is seen climbing onto the Highrock with Tawnyspots, his ears pricked and pelt ruffled. After his defeated Clanmates return, Windflight and Fuzzypelt are seen circling their battered and injured Clanmates, pelts bristling in alarm.
At a Gathering, Windflight growls that WindClan must be constantly bored from talking about the battle. When the leaders decide to start without RiverClan, Windflight calls out that they should wait, noting to be at the head of the ThunderClan cats.
While Sunfall is organizing patrols, he tells Snowfur to patrol the RiverClan border with Thrushpelt, Tawnyspots, Sparrowpelt, and Windflight. After his son, Thistlepaw, defeats a dog who was loose in the forest, he earns his warrior name, Thistleclaw. Windflight is proud of his son for becoming a warrior and shows this at his ceremony. His pride is short-lived; however; the following night, his daughter, Sweetpaw, dies from consuming a tainted mouse. His other daughter, Rosepaw, survives, although she is wracked by a severe bellyache.
Sunfall instructs Windflight to stay in the forest when RiverClan is invading. He is told to attack alongside Fuzzypelt, Thrushpelt, and Thistleclaw only when he hears Stormtail's attack signal. Bluefur sees his patrol crouching near ferns, causing them to quiver while the warriors waited for the signal. As Stormtail gave the signal, Windflight's patrol explodes from the ferns.
After Sunstar becomes leader, he performs the warrior ceremony of Windflight's only remaining daughter, Rosepaw. He is seen gazing proudly at his daughter, but Bluefur notes sadness lingering in his eyes. She concludes that he was thinking of Sweetpaw, who should have also been a warrior that day.
Windflight is also on the patrol that takes Snowfur's body back to camp when she is killed by a monster on a Thunderpath. He sympathizes with her sister, Bluefur. Not long before Whitestorm, Snowfur and Thistleclaw's sole son, becomes a warrior, Windflight is noted to have joined the elders' den.
When Bluefur tells Oakheart that she was having his kits, he comforts her by revealing that Windflight is half WindClan and half ThunderClan. Oakheart says that Windflight's father was a WindClan cat, but Bluefur continues to express worry, saying that both Clans were probably ashamed of their actions, and she didn't want their kits to grow up the same way. When Mosskit, Mistykit, and Stonekit are out playing, he is seen clearing snow from the camp entrance with Adderfang and Swiftbreeze.

In the Novellas

Pinestar's Choice

Windflight's patrol scents kittypets and rush to camp. Windflight reports that he picked up the kittypets' scent under the pine trees. He notes this is further into ThunderClan territory than the previous times.

Goosefeather's Curse

Cloudberry asks Windflight how the border patrol was, and Windflight replies that the Twolegplace was quiet, as the cats he chased off two sunrises ago didn't dare come back. Lifting his head and scanning the clearing, Windflight asks where Swiftpaw is, as he wants to take her for some battle training with Adderpaw and Harepounce. Cloudberry says she had assumed Swiftpaw had met up with him and joined his patrol, since she hasn't seen her since she'd left. Windflight responds that she hadn't, because Cloudberry had told her to fetch comfrey leaves and return immediately.
Flashnose pads over, asking if something is the matter, and Windflight tries to reassure her, explaining Swiftpaw was just taking a bit longer than usual to fetch herbs. Flashnose turns in a circle, worried, and Windflight touches his tail to Flashnose while saying Swiftpaw will be fine, as she was nearly a warrior. Rooktail tells Flashnose that he will look for her daughter with Windflight.
Another patrol returns, and Flashnose calls over to them, asking if they'd seen her daughter. Daisytoe also says she hadn't seen her, and she was fetching herbs. Windflight tries to say that he's sure Swiftpaw is fine, but is cut off by Flashnose.
After Goosepaw's medicine cat apprentice ceremony, Windflight and Squirrelwhisker listen to Stormtail, who is boasting about the size of the pigeon he had caught during his assessment.
When a badger storms after Stormtail and attacks Goosefeather and Moonpaw, Windflight is among the warriors who fight it off. He savages the badger's stumpy tail, while Daisytoe tears at its ears with her claws.


Interesting facts

  • Windflight is half WindClan.[9]
  • It was said Windflight's parents would appear in Goosefeather's Curse.[10] While Squirrelwhisker appeared, Eaglestorm did not.[5]
  • He mentored Dappletail, his daughter, despite kin usually not mentoring kin.[1]


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

  • On the Warriors website family tree, Windflight is in StarClan.[11] His grandkits through Dappletail are Featherkit and Cricketkit.[12]

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Squirrelwhisker:[2] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Eaglestorm:[2] Status unknown


Rainfur:[2] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Poppydawn:[13] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Rosetail:[14] Deceased, residence unknown
Sweetpaw:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Dappletail:[2] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Thrushpelt:[2] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Tawnyspots:[2] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Thistleclaw:[14] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member
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Whitestorm:[15] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Dappletail's kit:[16] Deceased, residence unknown


Unidentified kits:[16] Status unknown


Sorreltail:[17] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Rainwhisker:[17] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sootfur:[17] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great grandson:

Molepaw:[18] Deceased, residence unknown

Great-great granddaughters:

Honeyfern:[18] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Cinderheart:[18] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Poppyfrost:[18] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Lilyheart:[19] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Seedpaw:[19] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-great grandsons:

Molewhisker:[20] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Fernsong:[21] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Larksong:[22] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Snaptooth:[23] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)

Great-great-great granddaughters:

Cherryfall:[20] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Hollytuft:[21] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Sorrelstripe:[21] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Leafshade:[22] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Honeyfur:[22] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Spotfur:[23] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Flywhisker:[23] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)

Great-great-great-great grandsons:

Flipclaw:[24] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Baypaw: [25] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)

Great-great-great-great granddaughters:

Thriftear:[24] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Bristlefrost:[24] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Myrtlepaw: [25] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)


Squirrelwhisker ♀Eaglestorm ♂
Rainfur ♀Windflight ♂Poppydawn ♀
Dappletail ♀Tawnyspots ♂Thrushpelt ♂Rosetail ♀Thistleclaw ♂Sweetpaw ♀
Unidentified kitsDappletail's kit ♂Whitestorm ♂
Rainwhisker ♂Sootfur ♂Sorreltail ♀
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    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown



Flashnose: "She went out before we did. Something must have happened to her!"
Windflight: "She'll be fine. She's almost a warrior now, and she's smart enough to take care of herself. Just like her mother."
—Windflight reassuring Flashnose that Swiftpaw is fine Goosefeather's Curse, page chapter 2

"There was no scent on the bushes. It may have just drifted down from the moorland."
—Windflight when the Clan discusses WindClan's possible thieving Bluestar's Prophecy, page 56

Windflight: "It'll be your turn soon enough."
Thistlekit: "But I'm almost as big as Bluepaw, and she's going!"
Windflight: "You're not an apprentice."
—Windflight telling Thistlekit he couldn't go to the Gathering Bluestar's Prophecy, page 85

"Windflight gazed proudly at his daughter, though Bluefur could see sadness lingering in his gaze. Sweetpaw should have been a warrior today, too."
—Narration of Windflight during Rosetail's ceremony Bluestar's Prophecy, page 315

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, allegiances
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, allegiances
  4. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 403
  5. 5.0 5.1 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, allegiances
  6. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 7
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 165
  8. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 2
  9. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 453
  10. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  11. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  12. Revealed in an unknown book
  13. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 315
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 47
  15. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 327
  16. 16.0 16.1 Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 81
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 247
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 Revealed in Sunset, page 27
  19. 19.0 19.1 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 146
  20. 20.0 20.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 299
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 478
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Revealed in The Raging Storm, page 11
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Revealed in River of Fire, page 203
  25. 25.0 25.1 Revealed in Lost Stars, allegiances
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