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"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] long-legged,[8] gray tabby tom with pale green eyes[2] and a thick-furred tail.[7]

Windflight was a ThunderClan warrior that served under Oakstar's, 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 in him being half-Clan. As a warrior, Windflight fathered Thrushkit, Tawnykit, and Dapplekit with Rainfur, and later on, he fathered Thistlekit, Rosekit, and Sweetkit with Poppydawn. After mentoring Swiftbreeze, Moonflower, and his daughter, Dappletail, Windflight retired to the elders' den.

History

In the Super Editions

Tallstar's Revenge

Tallpaw, a WindClan apprentice, spots a ThunderClan patrol crossing the moortop on their way to the Moonstone. One of the cats on the patrol is Windflight, although he is unnamed. Tallpaw leaps at Windflight and refers to him as a trespasser; however, he 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 his son, Thistlepaw, 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 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
Windflight is a ThunderClan warrior, and his apprentice is Dapplepaw. When Pinestar calls a Clan meeting to apprentice Patchkit and Leopardkit, Windflight is seen talking with Stormtail in camp. Bluekit is noted to have tried catching Stormtail's eye, but he fails to notice as he is apparently in deep conversation with Windflight.
Windflight's apprentice, Dapplepaw, becomes a warrior and is given the name Dappletail, although her warrior ceremony is not shown. Soon after, Poppydawn bears his kits: Thistlekit, Rosekit, and Sweetkit. When Bluekit gives up on trying to fall asleep and leaves the nursery, she smells the scent of Windflight, Sparrowpelt, and Adderfang, who are returning from the dawn patrol to announce that WindClan has stolen prey from over the border. During the Clan meeting discussing WindClan's theft of their prey, 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 and brings it back to camp, Windflight's eyes widen in disbelief. He tells Bluepaw that ThunderClan is lucky to have her, and that he doesn't remember any of the other apprentices catching prey on their first try. Before the Gathering, Thistlekit is seen complaining that he is almost as big as Bluepaw, and that he should be able to go too. Windflight nudges him back to the nursery, reassuring him that it would be his turn soon enough. Thistlekit continues to complain as his father reminds him that he isn't an apprentice yet. When Adderfang asks if Pinestar is going to challenge WindClan about stealing their prey, Pinestar tells him he will remind the other Clans that prey inside their borders belongs to ThunderClan. Windflight and Swiftbreeze, Adderfang's mate, nod their heads in agreement.
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 that was loose in the forest, he earns his warrior name, Thistleclaw. Windflight is visibly proud of his son for becoming a warrior, as shown 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 signal. Bluefur sees his patrol crouching near ferns, causing them to quiver while the warriors wait. As Stormtail gives 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 notices a sadness lingering in his eyes. She concludes that he was thinking of Sweetpaw, who would have also been a warrior that day, if not for her death.
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

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
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.

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Family

Windflight's parents are Eaglestorm and Squirrelwhisker, his mates are Poppydawn and Rainfur, and his kits are Rosetail, Sweetpaw, Dappletail, Thrushpelt, Tawnyspots, and Thistleclaw. For more information on Windflight's family, click here!

Appearances


Trivia

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]

Continuity

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

Quotes

"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

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