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Current: Loner
Past: BloodClan
Unnamed She-cat
Ice, Snake
Book Appearances
Living: Into the Wild, Fire and Ice, Forest of Secrets, Rising Storm, A Dangerous Path, The Darkest Hour, Firestar's Quest, Midnight, Moonrise, Dawn, Shattered Peace, A Clan in Need, The Heart of a Warrior

Barley is a short, compact,[1] black and white tom with amber eyes[2] and a plump belly.[3]

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Barley is a loner living in the barn, when Bluestar, Tigerclaw, Firepaw, Graypaw and Ravenpaw travel back from the Moonstone. Barley greets them warmly and is seen as one of Bluestar's good friends. Tigerclaw seems suspicious, asking him many questions. Barley tells the patrol that there are dogs out, and that they should go the other way. They do, but end up being attacked by rats. Tigerclaw believes that Barley has sent them into a trap. Before any cats are injured, Barley shows up and helps fight them off, flinging them into a ditch. As Bluestar is attacked, Barley runs over and tries to save her, but Bluestar loses a life in the process. Barley stands over her, grieving for her. Tigerclaw pins him down, hissing about him killing Bluestar. Firepaw saves him and tells Barley to go now, as Tigerclaw won't be calmed. Afterwards, when Bluestar says that she would've been eaten alive by the rats if Tigerclaw hadn't saved her, Firepaw tells her that it was Barley who saved her, not Tigerclaw, and that Tigerclaw sent Barley away because he was suspicious of him.

Later on, Firepaw decides that Ravenpaw is no longer safe in ThunderClan. Tigerclaw plots to kill him, as the black apprentice knows that Tigerclaw killed Redtail. Firepaw goes on a quest with Ravenpaw to find Barley. Firepaw thinks they are lost, but Ravenpaw says he knows the way. Soon they are in Barley's barn, and Barley agrees to take him in.

In the Super Edition SeriesEdit

Firestar's QuestEdit

Barley appears when Firestar stops at his barn. Firestar is on his way to the Moonstone. Barley offers him food and a rest, but Firestar refuses them, telling him that he is going to the moonstone and so is just passing through. He is not seen again.

In the Original SeriesEdit

Into the WildEdit

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Fire and IceEdit

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Forest of SecretsEdit

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Rising StormEdit

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A Dangerous PathEdit

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The Darkest HourEdit

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In the New Prophecy SeriesEdit


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In the Field Guide SeriesEdit

Secrets of the ClansEdit

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Cats of the ClansEdit

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In the Ravenpaw's Path MangaEdit

Shattered PeaceEdit

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A Clan in NeedEdit

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The Heart of a WarriorEdit

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References and CitationsEdit

  1. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 47
  2. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 183
  3. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 47