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Power of Moonlight is a Warrior Cats fanfiction written by -Mosstail- on the official Warriors forum.This fanfiction is an AU where many characters exist who didn't exist in the original books. The main characters are a trio of sisters named Wolfpelt, Mosstail, and Dawnheart. The fanfic begins at the equivalent of the beginning of the Power of Three series, and the sisters- who belong to ThunderClan, naturally- grow up amongst a fantastically developed cast of characters, both canon and non-canon.


The prologue takes place mere moments after the sisters' birth, and the story proceeds to follow them as they grow up. Fatherless, the girls have grown very close together. When a pair of sudden and unexpected deaths occur, they feel alone and lost- that is, until Wolfpaw meets somebody who sympathizes with her pain; somebody who promises to help her, and to make everything better. Wolfpaw begins drifting away from her sisters, and even from the Love Interest, Flameheart, to spend more time and learn from this new figure in her life. This, of course, causes Mosspaw and Dawnpaw to feel more alone than ever. As time passes, the sisters must deal with unrequited love, healing damanged friendships while keeping stable ones stable, avoiding a pair of vicious rogues, and, on top of that, a mysterious prophecy that nobody can decipher.


This fanfic provides examples of:

  • Adrenaline Makeover: By the time the story is through, Wolfpelt is way more badass than she ever intended to be or even thought she could be. For crying out loud, she becomes Clan leader, and essentially exorcises a demon.
  • After-Action Healing Drama: Wolfpaw waiting for Flameheart to wake up after the encounter with Ruby and Stone.
    • One of these was implied to have happened while everybody was waiting for Wolfpaw to wake up after the same encounter.
    • One of these may or may not happened in ShadowClan after Possessed!Wolfpelt and Shadowheart fought in the ThunderClan/Shadownclan battle.
  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: BloodClan attacks the ThunderClan camp.
  • Aloof Ally: ShadowClan. They act all cold and distant, but when it really counted- namely, during the two fights with BloodClan- they stepped up and did what needed to be done.
    • Jayfeather may or may not count as this, due to the fact that he acted very aloof as a kit and apprentice, but seemed to realize that they needed to work together as he matured.
  • Always on Duty: Wolfpelt was the only cat who was conveniently awake just in time to save Firestar from Flameheart.
    • Dawnpaw was on the patrol where Coalfrost was killed.
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    • Mosspaw, Dawnpaw, and Wolfpaw are alone in exactly the right place at exactly the right time to run into Yellowpaw.
    • Mosspaw, Dawnpaw, Wolfpaw, and Flameheart are, similar to the moment above, in exactly the right place at exactly the right time to run into Ruby and Stone.
  • Always Save the Girl: Inverted. Wolfpelt must choose between killing Flameheart to save the Clans and his soul; or letting him live, which would destroy his soul and endanger them all. She chooses to kill him.
  • Ancient Evil: Eclypse for sure. Whatever the mysterious evil black stuff is, it seems to have been around for much, much longer than cats have.
  • Bad Liar: When confronting Darkheart for the first time, Mosspaw is the only one who has any sort of tact at all. Dawnpaw awkwardly shuffles her shuffles her feet and says, "Us? Knowing something? Pfft!" while Wolfpaw just outright states "Yes, we know that you're our father!"
  • The Bait: Rosetalon uses Swiftpaw as bait to lure Yellowpaw back to Wandering Clan. It fails.
    • Ruby and Stone use Greenpaw as bait to get the Clans to meet with them.
  • Band of Brothers: By the end of the story, Wolfpelt, Dawnheart, Mosstail, Yellowfeather, and Skywing become a female version of this.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Redstripe's border patrol in the first fight with BloodClan.
  • Big "SHUT UP!": Flameheart gives one of these to Wolfpaw/pelt many times. It's only because Stone is controlling him.
  • Break Out the Museum Piece: When Stone has Wolfstar pinned down and is blocking her shifting abilities, Wolfstar looks to a much, much older source of assistance.
  • Break the Badass: Blackstar admits that he is very much disturbed by Stone's insanity.
  • Broken Record: Mosspaw sounds like one after the border fight:
"It's not you. It's not you." "It's her, it's always her."
  • The Cavalry: Like Big Damn Heroes, it's Redstripe's patrol in the first BloodClan fight.
  • The Cavalry Arrives Late: Would've been convenient if the rest of Thunder Clan had showed up in time to actually stop the fight and save the cats, instead of just dealing with the aftermath of when Mosspaw, Dawnpaw, Wolfpaw, and Flameheart ran into Stone and Ruby.
  • Cavalry Betrayal: This is implied to have happened to Mosspaw during her fight with Ruby. It's never told what actually occurred, but from Mosspaw's broken speech afterwards, it can be assumed that Ruby pretended to be her Clanmates coming to help her, would soon reveal that it was actually just Ruby, and proceed to attack Mosspaw. Multiple times.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Mosspaw. Fortunately, she matures by the time she grows up.
  • The Corruption: When Eclypse takes over Wolfpelt's body. Judging by what she said, Eclypse had slowly been hacking away at Wolfpelt's conscience for quite some time before finally outright possessing her.
  • Dare to Be Badass: Wolfpelt had to step up and become Clan leader.
  • The Day of Reckoning: Most definitely Chapters 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, and 43.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: The tom who Eclypse was in love with became possessed by something evil, and so Eclypse was forced to kill him. That sounds suspiciously like what happened to Wolfpelt and Flameheart...
  • Easily Overhead Conversation: Well, to be fair, it probably was a bad idea for Mosstail to run off for some mysterious secret meeting and leave Goldenpaw all by herself. No wonder she tagged along to see what all the fuss was about.
  • Eye Scream: The scars left by the first conflict with Stone and Ruby. Stone literally sliced one of Wolfpaw's eyes into uselessness.
    • Similarly, Eclypse somehow managed to end up with the exact same injury. However, considering the fact that she also looks just like Wolfpelt in every other aspect excluding color, this isn't really surprising.
  • Final Battle: The second fight with BloodClan.
  • Fire and Ice Love Triangle: Wolfpelt, Flameheart, and Jayfeather. Flameheart, of course, is the fire, and Jayfeather is the ice.
  • Flashback Cut: When it cuts back and forth between the beginning of the Final Battle and the Mission Briefing beforehand.
  • Forgot I Couldn't Swim: Although it was less of Goldenfur forgetting she couldn't swim, and more of Goldenfur just not caring that she couldn't swim.
  • Four-Man Band: Moondance, Darkheart, Lightheart, and Coalfrost.
  • Friend to All Children: Lightheart.
  • Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: Mosspaw has to smack some sense into Dawnpaw after a particularly uplifting visit with Shadowpaw.
  • Give Me a Sign: In fact, they're so desperate for a sign that they send Wolfpaw directly to the Moonpool to receive one, much to Jaypaw and Leafpool's chagrin.
  • Got Volunteered: Basically everyone in the story. The Five didn't exactly ask for their powers, and members of WanderingClan and New BloodClan certainly didn't ask to become part of their respective Clans.
  • Heroic BSoD: Skypaw has a smaller one of these after Riverpaw dies. She has one on a much, much larger scale once Goldenfur dies.
  • Hollywood Healing: Subverted. Wolfpaw and Flameheart's scars from the fight with Ruby and Stone never go away.
  • Honor Among Thieves: Swiftpaw, so it seems.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: Wolfpaw seems to have a little difficulty learning to transform at first...
  • How Much Did You Hear?: The question on everybody's minds once they discover that Goldenpaw was hiding in the bushes during their whole explanation of the situation to Skypaw.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Eclypse certainly looks like a cat...but is she really?
  • I Can Explain: Wolfpelt has to use this to calm Skypaw down once she discovers her shifting abilities.
    • Wolfpaw uses a rabbit as an excuse to Jaypaw for the slash on her face that Flameheart made.
  • I Need You Stronger: Eclypse could have taken Wolfpelt over at any time- and, in fact, had in the past. However, she wanted to train Wolfpelt to become even stronger first.
  • Initiation Ceremony: Members of Wandering Clan are marked with their colors. When they become warriors, the elders of the Clan hold the young cats down in a ceremonial pool, drowning them. This, of course, is not told to the Wandering Clan recruits.
  • Innocuously Important Episode: When Wolfpaw drops her crow and Flamepaw brings it back.
  • Just Between You and Me: Slightly inverted in that Stone actually gives her backstory and evil plan speech to the entirety of the ThunderClan patrol.
  • "Just Joking" Justification:
“I say we murder her. Get it over and done with right now, Dawnheart I’ll hold her down and you slit her throat.” Yellowfeather said methodically. Goldenpaw and Skypaw’s eyes widened while Mosstail and Dawnheart looked at her crossly. “What? I was joking.” Yellowfeather muttered.
  • Last Day to Live: Everybody kind of panics when Moondance tells them "their time of sacrifice draws near".
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: That moment when you remember that every cat in the Clans is an official, trained warrior.
  • Let's Get Out of Here: Presumably Mosspaw's train of thought when her sister and sister's lover when bleeding and unconscious on the ground, her other sister was running for help, and she was being subject to a psychologically devastating attack. After all, they ended up finding her a ways away from where the fight really took place.
  • Mission Briefing: Wolfstar spelling out the plan of attack to the rest of the Five.
  • Mocking Sing-Song: Stone uses this many times. Although the later ones were more "insane sing-song" than "mocking sing-song".
  • Moment Killer: Wolfpelt not wanting her moment with Flameheart to end, followed immediately by Eclypse screaming "END!" before vanishing.
  • Neutral Female: Extremely inverted. All of the main characters are she-cats.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Wolfpaw seemed to think that trusting the mysterious, telepathic, literally nightmare-inducing red and black version of herself was a good idea.
  • No One Should Survive That!: Seriously, how did Shadowheart walk out of that fight with Possessed!Wolfpelt alive...?
  • Not My Lucky Day: Wolfpaw's mother catches a cold that will kill her, she isn't able to find her crow, she sprains her paw, she falls into a bramble bush, she gets forcefully yanked out of said bramble bush, and when all is said and done, she isn't even able to go on the border patrol.
  • Now You Tell Me: It would've been nice for leaders to know exactly what would happen when WanderingClan took the BloodClan cats before they actually had to make the decision.
  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: Eclypse does tend to blackmail Wolfpelt an awful lot...
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You:
“And what about you, Wolfstar?” The question from Skywing’s mouth had made all attention, not that any had really been lost, focus on the leader. “What is the wolf to do?”
“Oh, spunky kitty!”
The drawling tone from Stone’s mouth could have curdled the blood of kits. To anyone else but Wolfstar, the call just sounded insane. “Come find me spunky kitty! Come take your revenge on me for that handsome cat!
“I’m going to kill Stone.”
  • Only I Can Kill Him: Both Jayfeather and Wolfpelt decide that its her who needs to kill Flameheart.
    • Similarly, it had to be Wolfstar who killed Stone.
  • Redemption Demotion: Ruby becomes much frailer and quieter once she joins ThunderClan, as opposed to her earlier nearly psychotic behavior. However, this is probably also caused by the death of her sister.
  • River of Insanity: When Goldenfur dies from jumping into the rapids.
  • Save the Villain: Slightly subverted with Ruby in that she was just too pathetic for anybody to bring themselves to kill her.
    • Played straight when Wolfstar unlocks the lock, journeys into Eclypse's past, and releases Eclypse from the black spirit, making her turn back into Lunar.
  • Suicide Mission: Wolfpelt killing Flameheart. She was very lucky to survive.
    • Also, Wolfstar killing Stone. That time, she actually didn't survive.
  • Sword over Head: Wolfpelt is unable to go through with killing Flameheart on her first try. She has him pinned down, and is about to deal the final blow...but she just can't.
  • They Have the Scent!: All of the characters are cats. This is bound to occur quite often.
  • Torches and Pitchforks: When Wolfpaw shows up at the Gathering in her wolf form.
  • Villainous Rescue: Slightly subverted in that Lunar was already good again by the time she saved the day.
  • Violence Is Disturbing: The fight between Possessed!Wolfpelt and Shadowheart.
  • Violence is the Only Option: Flameheart had to die. It was for the good of all the Clans, and his own soul.
    • Not to mention Stone. There really was no other option for that one.
  • Was Once a Man: Eclypse again. It's revealed towards the end of the story that she used to be a normal cat before the dark stuff- whatever it is- possessed her. Slightly averted in that Wolfstar is able to expel the dark stuff from her mind and return her to normal, so she wasn't too far gone.