"In a Clan, everyone looks after one another. It's what binds us together. If you can do the duties of every other warrior, what's the point?"

—Dovepaw quarreling with her mentor in Night Whispers, page 130


ShadowClan, ThunderClan (formerly), Loner (formerly), The Guardian Cats (formerly)
Highest Rank
Shadowkit, Pouncekit, Lightkit
No information
Previous Name(s)
Dovekit, Dovepaw

Dovewing is a fluffy,[1] pale[2] smoky[3]-gray[1] she-cat with brilliant[4] green eyes.


Dovekit and her sister Ivykit were born to Whitewing and Birchfall in Leaf-bare. Some cats thought Whitewing wouldn't have enough strength to give birth to them, but she did.

At the beginning of The Fourth Apprentice, Dovekit and Ivykit were very excited to become apprentices. They were soon apprenticed to Lionblaze and Cinderheart.


Dovekit was apprenticed to Lionblaze, and became Dovepaw. After only a bit of training, she started to see things that other cats can't see. She can tell what was going on across the lake. Soon Jayfeather and Lionblaze discovered that she must be the third cat in the prophecy, "There will be three, kin of your kin, who hold the power of the stars in their paws."

This was given the Firestar long ago. When Dovepaw first heard this, she did not want to be a part of it, saying she just wanted to be normal. But she soon realized that she couldn't escape destiny when she started receiving dreams from StarClan and a new prophecy comes up: "After sharp-eyed Jay and roaring Lion, peace will come on Dove's gentle wing."

Her powers were put to good use when she envisioned beavers building a dam upstream, which was why the Clan cats weren't getting water. Firestar decided to send cats from every Clan to check this out. Dovepaw had been right, and Firestar knew her visions did not lie. She then came and saved all of the clans with help of the prophecy.


Dovepaw became a warrior named Dovewing in Sign of the Moon. Later on, Blossomfall mentions to her at a gathering that "You've stolen my brother's heart", meaning Bumblestripe is in love with Dovewing. Blossomfall also became very jealous of Dovewing because Bumblestripe spends all his time with her.

They later break up. Dovewing starts to see a ShadowClan cat, Tigerheart. The relationship soon fails. Towards the final battle, she and Bumblestripe realize their love for each other. She was still in ThunderClan, but she breaks up with Bumblestripe again.

After the events of Thunder and Shadow, Dovewing is seen spending lots of time with Tigerheart, who is among the ShadowClan cats who took refuge in ThunderClan after getting driven out by Darktail. At some point, when Violetpaw suggests going to look for SkyClan, Dovewing and Tigerheart both want to go. When cats try to argue with them, they are furious, as they really wanted to go look for SkyClan.


  • Kate thinks that Dovewing "just wasn't that into Bumblestripe" and that she could only think about him as a friend.
  • She has Kittypet blood because her grandfather, Cloudtail, was born as a kittypet. Her great-great-uncle, Firestar, was also born as a kittypet.

References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Sunrise, page 317
  2. Revealed in Fading Echoes
  3. Revealed in Night Whispers, page 116
  4. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 60