ThunderClan is the main focal point of the novel series, with most of the main characters, whose point of view the novels are written from, living in ThunderClan. As such, ThunderClan is the only Clan listed inside the novels' character pages, referred to as the Allegiances, to include every character, and not just those featured in the novel.
It was revealed by Vicky Holmes at her Georgia tour that the family trees on the main Warriors website are FALSE. Please do not add any information pertaining to the trees.
Bluestar was a blue-gray she-cat with piercing blue eyes and tinges of silver around her muzzle and tail, as well as a scar along her back that is only mentioned in Into the Wild. She was the one who had accepted Firestar into the Clan. She had feelings of great trust towards Lionheart and Whitestorm, and also to Tigerstar until his betrayal.
As a warrior, Bluestar had a forbidden affair with Oakheart, a RiverClan warrior. She had three kits by him, and they agreed to have Oakheart take the kits to RiverClan because Bluestar felt that she could better protect her Clan in the position of deputy. One of her kits, Mosskit, died at the river as she waited for Oakheart, yet her surviving kits became Mistyfoot and Stonefur, loyal cats of RiverClan.
Bluestar has had many regrets about giving up her two kits and watching them grow up in another Clan, but she feels that she had to in order to keep ThunderClan out of the paws of a brave, yet violent and reckless tom named Thistleclaw. In Bluestar's opinion, Thistleclaw would have "forced the Clan into unnecessary wars." She goes on to explain that Thistleclaw had died, attacking a RiverClan patrol, a few seasons before Firestar joined ThunderClan.
During Forest of Secrets Bluestar is emotionally shattered at the betrayal of her deputy, Tigerstar (who later joins ShadowClan and becomes ShadowClan's leader). She then becomes very unstable during Rising Storm, accusing her own Clan of being disloyal and only trusting Firestar, Whitestorm, and to some degree Cinderpelt.
In A Dangerous Path, Bluestar is still very unstable. Although many of the apprentices are now fit to become warriors, Bluestar only holds Cloudtail's ceremony, because Cloudtail shares Firestar's blood and also because he doesn't believe in StarClan; Bluestar had grown to despise that Clan. Thornclaw and Brightheart were the apprentices of Mousefur and Whitestorm who didn't do anything unlike Longtail who was a close ally of Tigerstar. Because of this, Bluestar indirectly causes the death of Swiftpaw, who was killed by the dogs after he went to attack the pack in order to earn his warrior name, and the grave injuring of Brightheart's face. Brightheart was named Lostface, but she was given such a resented name because Bluestar had no faith in StarClan, and believed that StarClan was evil enough to cause Brightheart's facial deformation on purpose.
At the end of the book, Bluestar regains her former mindset in a flash, though she loses her last life by leading the dogs into the gorge, thereby saving ThunderClan from the dog pack. As she dies, she tells Firestar of the prophecy that sparked the origin of his name and that he will be a great leader. Bluestar is then met by Oakheart, and goes with him to the ranks of StarClan. Mistyfoot and Stonefur forgive Bluestar before she dies, and she dies happily with her kits by her side. Tigerstar witnesses Bluestar's death as Graystripe guards him so he doesn't attack Firestar, Stonefur, or Mistyfoot as Bluestar dies, but does not play a major role in this chapter.
In The Darkest Hour, Bluestar gives Firestar his ninth and final life, with the gift of nobiltity, certainty, and faith, and his leader name, Firestar. In Firestar's Quest, Bluestar tells Firestar about the lost Clan, SkyClan. In Midnight, she was the cat who chose Brambleclaw to represent ThunderClan in fulfilling the new prophecy. And Oakheart was there, so the two forbidden mates were reunited with each other.
At the start of Twilight, Bluestar and other StarClan warriors deliver terrible news to Cinderpelt at the Moonpool, telling her that she will join the ranks of StarClan soon.
In Sunset, she, with Yellowfang and Lionheart, tells Leafpool that she will walk a path few medicine cats have walked before. In that same visit, when Leafpool asks about a trio of bright stars she doesn't recognize, Bluestar informs Leafpool that there are cats she has yet to meet who will shape her future. There is no mention of Mosskit being with her or Oakheart in StarClan.
In Secrets of the Clans, her third kit's name, Mosskit, was discovered, and also that he looked exactly like Bluestar, as Mistyfoot and Stonefur. Bluestar grieved for Mosskit's death and blamed herself for his death. In the same chapter, it is revealed that Whitestorm is actually Bluestar's nephew, which would explain the great affection between them.
- Mentor: Stonepelt
- Apprentices: Frostfur, Runningwind, Firestar
- Mate: Oakheart (RiverClan)
- Kin: Snowfur (sister), Mistyfoot, Stonefur, Mosskit (dead) (kits), Mistyfoot's kits (grandkits), Moonflower (mother), Whitestorm (nephew), Sorreltail (great niece), Sootfur, Rainwhisker (great nephews), Molepaw (great-great nephew), Cinderpaw, Poppypaw, Honeypaw (great-great nieces)
- Death: Fell off the gorge near camp while luring the dog pack away from the Clan and Firestar, A Dangerous Path
- Formerly Known As: Bluepaw (before Into the Wild; name mentioned in Secrets of the Clans), Bluefur (before Into the Wild; name mentioned in Forest of Secrets and Secrets of the Clans)
Cinderpelt was a dark gray she-cat with blue eyes and a twisted back leg. She was the daughter of Frostfur and sister of Brackenfur, Thornclaw, and Brightheart. She was medicine cat of ThunderClan and mentor of Leafpool.
Cinderpelt was actually first seen in Into the Wild. She and her siblings were the kits who were supposedly stolen by Yellowfang, but whom Yellowfang was really trying to rescue. She became Firestar's apprentice in Fire and Ice, but gravely injured her leg after being hit by a Twoleg monster (a car) on the Thunderpath in a trap set by Tigerstar in order to kill Bluestar. The accident left Cinderpelt with a twisted leg and a limp, keeping her from becoming a warrior.
As she healed from the accident, Yellowfang used her as a helper, and soon Cinderpelt decided that she wanted to become "the best medicine cat the forest had ever seen." With Yellowfang as her mentor, Cinderpelt told her brother Brackenfur to become a warrior for both of them. She received her full name between Forest of Secrets and Rising Storm.
Cinderpelt became the official medicine cat of ThunderClan when Yellowfang died in Rising Storm. Later she has a quarrel with Sandstorm in A Dangerous Path because Sandstorm continues to take up most of Firestar's time. In a chat with Erin Hunter, it is said that Cinderpelt was in love with Firestar, and she never stopped loving him, making her unsympathetic to Leafpool when she runs off with Crowfeather. Eventually, she learns to control her feelings, and she warms up considerably toward Sandstorm later.
In The New Prophecy, she takes Firestar's daughter, Leafpool, as her apprentice. She received troubling news from Bluestar in the beginning of Twilight. Bluestar told her that she will die sometime soon, although StarClan does not know when. Knowing that there is no way to change this, Cinderpelt submits to Bluestar's words, and she is comforted by the words of the other StarClan cats. Cinderpelt is eventually killed in Twilight's climax, defending a kitting Sorreltail in the nursery. Brackenfur is helped by arriving WindClan cats and they drive the badger out.
Following her death, Cinderpelt's spirit has apparently been reborn in Sorreltail's kit Cinderpaw (though only Leafpool is aware of this, after Spottedleaf tells her in Sunset).
- Mentors: Firestar (warrior mentor, before Cinderpelt's accident), Yellowfang (medicine cat)
- Apprentices: Leafpool
- Kin: Frostfur (mother), Thornclaw, Brightheart, Brackenfur (siblings), Whitewing, Poppypaw, Honeypaw, Cinderpaw (nieces), Molepaw (nephew)
- Death: Killed by a badger, Twilight
- Formerly Known As: Cinderpaw (Fire and Ice - between Forest of Secrets and Rising Storm)
Cloudtail is a long-haired white tom with blue eyes. Cloudtail is wayward but committed to his Clan. He is Firestar's nephew; his mother is Firestar's sister, Princess, who gave the tiny kit to Firestar to be raised in ThunderClan in Fire and Ice. He becomes a loyal warrior to ThunderClan, but does not believe in StarClan, and perhaps never will. It is unknown how he still does not in believe StarClan, especially after he witnessed Scourge kill Firestar and soon after, Firestar reviving and killing Scourge.
Cloudtail did not pay much attention to the warrior code and did not show much humility. In Rising Storm, he had resorted to going to Twoleg homes for food. The Twolegs had captured him and put him into a monster (a car) shortly after Firestar found out about it. Ravenpaw then reports to Firestar about Cloudtail's whereabouts, and he, Ravenpaw, and Sandstorm go to rescue him. Because of his kittypet origins and eating their food, he is the first to dare to eat the food in the barn with Daisy.
He became close friends with Brightheart and helped to nurse her back to health after she was mauled by the dog pack. Cloudtail helped Brightheart come up with a new fighting style and to gain her warrior name of Brightheart. In The New Prophecy, he takes her as his mate and they have a kit named Whitewing.
In Twilight, he helps to train a horseplace cat, Daisy, to learn some fighting moves while she stays with ThunderClan. Daisy had fled from her home with her young kits to escape Twolegs. She said that the Twolegs took the kits of another queen, Floss, when their eyes hadn't even opened, and she didn't want that happening to her kits. Also, when Firestar announced to ThunderClan that they would stay, Brambleclaw objected and Cloudtail became furious with him. He also spoke up to the objecting cats at the following Gathering when Firestar told the other Clans that news. Although he is known as a loyal warrior of his Clan, Cloudtail is still touchy about his heritage and would defend himself in any way if he were to be humiliated because of his kittypet blood.
In Sunset, Daisy runs away from ThunderClan with her kits after Berrypaw loses half of his tail. She returns to horseplace and Cloudtail and Brambleclaw go to bring her back. He shows that he still doesn't mind kittypet food, once offered he eagerly accepted a few mouthfuls of the food the horseplace cats were fed. He also showed more respect to the warrior code when he promised to teach Daisy about it.
In The Sight it is revealed that Cinderpaw is Cloudtail's apprentice.
- Mentor: Firestar
- Apprentices: Brightheart (after dog attack), Rainwhisker, Daisy (trains her how to fight), Cinderpaw
- Mate: Brightheart
- Kin: Princess (mother), Firestar (uncle), Whitewing (kit), Squirrelflight, Leafpool, Hollypaw, Jaypaw, Lionpaw (cousins)
- Formerly Known As: Cloudkit (Fire and Ice - Forest of Secrets), Cloudpaw (Forest of Secrets - A Dangerous Path)
Firestar is a ginger tom with a flame-colored pelt and bright green eyes. Firestar is the most well-known character amongst the fan base, for he was the Protagonist of the first series of the many Warriors novels. Through Firestar, readers were able to experience the journey of a simple housecat to the leader of an entire Clan of wild cats. Though Firestar was the main character of the first series, he was put into secondary character status during the second series as perspective switched to his former apprentice Brambleclaw, as well as his two daughters, Squirrelflight and Leafpool. In the third series Firestar is once again left out of the spotlight as his grandchildren become the focus of the story. However, Firestar returns to the spotlight in Firestar's Quest, a stand-alone novel released in August.
He was invited to join ThunderClan while he was a kittypet. Bluestar gave him his apprentice name, Firepaw, upon arrival and he began to train to become a warrior. At first, Firestar shared Tigerstar and Lionheart as his mentors, and later had Bluestar herself as his mentor. He started a great friendship with Graystripe and the two became best friends. He also developed a close relationship with Spottedleaf, ThunderClan's medicine cat at the time. She was killed by a ShadowClan warrior, Clawface. When she died Firestar was grief-stricken.
The majority of the warriors of ThunderClan scorned him at first because of his kittypet blood, but the insults eventually died away as he began to prove himself to be loyal of ThunderClan. At the end of Into the Wild, Firestar received his warrior name, Fireheart.
Firestar is given his first apprentice, Cinderpelt, in Fire and Ice, but soon after Cinderpelt was unable to continue her warrior training because she ran into a trap Tigerstar had set in order to kill Bluestar. (Tigerstar had set the meeting place too close to Thunderpath and Cinderpelt's leg was hit by a monster.) Then Firestar is given Cloudtail, the oldest kit of his sister, Princess, to mentor. He was also the mentor of Brambleclaw, son of Tigerstar and Goldenflower.
After Firestar reveals Tigerstar's treachery, he is appointed deputy. But since Bluestar is shocked by Tigerstar's attempt on her life, she appoints Firestar after moonhigh. This causes many cats to believe that Firestar's deputyship will be a bad time for the Clans.
Firestar succeeded Bluestar as leader of ThunderClan when Bluestar died saving Firestar from the dogs set free by Tigerstar at the end of the book A Dangerous Path and becomes a full leader at the start of The Darkest Hour.
Respectively, the cats that gave him his nine lives were: Lionheart, a former ThunderClan deputy who was killed in a ShadowClan attack; Redtail, the ThunderClan deputy before Lionheart, who was killed by Tigerstar secretly after a battle against RiverClan; Silverstream, the lost RiverClan mate of Firestar's friend who died shortly after she had given birth to Graystripe's kits; Runningwind, a recent ThunderClan victim of Tigerstar's and a friend of Firestar's; Brindleface, another ThunderClan victim of Tigerstar and Cloudtail's foster mother; Swiftpaw, a young apprentice who was killed by a dog pack due to Bluestar's insanity and unwillingness to make Swiftpaw a warrior; Yellowfang, a former medicine cat of both ThunderClan and ShadowClan, and also a close friend of Firestar's; Spottedleaf, the ThunderClan medicine cat before Yellowfang, and also Firestar's first love interest; and finally, Bluestar, Firestar's former leader and mentor.
Each cat gives Firestar a different trait for his new life: Lionheart gives him courage, to use in the defense of the Clan; Redtail gives him justice, to use to judge the actions of others; Silverstream gives him loyalty, to use to guide the Clan in times of trouble; Runningwind gives him tireless energy, to use to carry out the duties of a leader; Brindleface gives him protection, to use to care for the Clan as a mother cares for her kits; Swiftpaw gives him mentoring, to use to train the young cats of the Clan; Yellowfang gives him compassion, to use to for the elders of the Clan, the sick, and all those weaker than himself; Spottedleaf gives him love, to use for all the cats in his care; and finally, Bluestar gives Firestar nobility, certainty, and faith, to use to lead the Clan in the ways of StarClan and the warrior code.
During the battle with BloodClan in the climax of The Darkest Hour, Firestar loses a life when Scourge, BloodClan's leader, lands a fatal blow on him. After he recovers, however, Firestar kills Scourge.
In Firestar's Quest, a SkyClan ancestor tells Firestar that the SkyClan territory is where Twolegplace is now. Smudge is seen by Firestar and some other warriors of ThunderClan. Firestar talks to him, and he says that he's being having the dream of cats fleeing a disaster, which is the Twolegs invading SkyClan territory, just as Firestar has. He spends a night in Twolegplace, and realizes that Smudge's house is where the camp was. Firestar is told that he needs to find the descendants of the SkyClan cats. Firestar and Sandstorm follow the river away from the forest, until they find the rocky cliffs near the gorge where SkyClan once made their home. While sleeping, two kittypets taunt him, thinking he is one cat, Sky, the last SkyClan warrior. He tells them they must rebuild SkyClan, but does not tell them why they left the gorge. Firestar invites Cherrytail and Sparrowpelt, the two kittypets, Sharpclaw, a rogue, Clovertail, a nursing queen, and Rockpaw, Tinypaw, and Bouncepaw, her kits, to join the Clan. Later, Firestar goes with Sparrowpelt and Cherrytail to ask around the Twolegplace for any cats who may want to join, to attend a meeting, and also for some rogues living nearby. Later, he shows the cats the warrior code, how to hunt, patrol, and fight, and the importance of living in a Clan. He also finds a kittypet, Echosong, who Skywatcher says is destined to be SkyClan's medicine cat. Later, when rats attack, he loses a life, and one SkyClan warrior, Rainfur, dies protecting the Clan cats. He sees Leafstar's leader ceremony, in which Spottedleaf talks to Firestar and also gives Leafstar a life. In the epilogue, he gives Squirrelflight and Leafpool their names as kits.
In The New Prophecy, the second series, Firestar is the mate of Sandstorm, and the father of Squirrelflight and Leafpool, the ThunderClan medicine cat after Cinderpelt.
In Dawn, he loses another life after getting crushed by a tree. He and Cinderpelt also become friends with Stoneteller of the Tribe of Rushing Water.
In Starlight, Firestar still refuses to pick a new deputy, believing that Graystripe was still alive. When Tallstar is lying on his deathbed he tells Brambleclaw that he is a worthy deputy of ThunderClan. Brambleclaw is shocked and pleased at that, but Firestar is not. When Mudclaw tries to kill Onestar, Firestar attacks Mudclaw saying that Onestar is WindClan's leader. Firestar is soon attacked by Webfoot and he receives minor injuries.
In Twilight, Firestar and Onestar's friendship is shaken because Onestar thinks that ThunderClan should focus on its own problems. When Leafpool ran away with Crowfeather, he refused to believe that he would never see her again, just like Graystripe. After the badger attack, he and Onestar become friends again.
In Sunset, Firestar is caught in a Twoleg trap by Hawkfrost. Hawkfrost then tells his half-brother Brambleclaw to kill Firestar and become ThunderClan's leader. Brambleclaw ends up freeing Firestar and killing Hawkfrost with the sharp end of the trap.
In The Sight, it is revealed that moons earlier, before his daughters' births, Firestar received a prophecy from an unknown gray tom with blue eyes (in Firestar's Quest this cat's name was revealed. He is Skywatcher from SkyClan). The tom tells Firestar that, "There will be three, kin of your kin, who hold the power of the stars in their paws." The prophecy continues to haunt Firestar every moon after, and he knows that his grandkits, Hollypaw, Jaypaw, and Lionpaw, are the three it's referring to.
- Mentors: Tigerstar, Lionheart, Bluestar
- Apprentices: Cinderpelt (until her accident), Brackenfur (while Graystripe was seeing Silverstream), Cloudtail, Brambleclaw
- Mate: Sandstorm
- Kin: Leafpool, Squirrelflight (kits), Hollypaw, Jaypaw, Lionpaw (grandkits), Cloudtail, other unnamed kits (nieces and nephew), Princess (sister), Whitewing (great niece), Brambleclaw,Tawnypelt, Mothwing, Hawkfrost (sons and daughters in law), Goldenflower, Tigerstar (brother and sister in law), other unnamed cats (sisters and brothers)
- Formerly Known As: Rusty (Into the Wild), Firepaw (Into the Wild), Fireheart (Into the Wild - The Darkest Hour)
Graystripe is a tom with long gray fur, a darker stripe along his spine, and big yellow-amber eyes. Graystripe was the first wild cat to be introduced in the original Warriors series, and has become as well-known to fans as Firestar himself. Graystripe played a critical role in the original series due to his being Firestar's best friend. However, in the second series he was but a secondary character with little importance until Dawn, where he returned to the spotlight for a short period of time in which he saved many of the cats from Twolegs. Graystripe was taken away by Twolegs before the Clans move, but returns in The Sight.
Graystripe is Firestar's best friend in ThunderClan, and is partially the reason Firestar, as a kittypet, got accepted into the Clan. The two met when Graystripe attacked Firestar at the border of Twolegplace, thinking he was an enemy warrior.
In Fire and Ice, Graystripe traveled with Firestar to bring WindClan back to the forest. Later he fell in love with Silverstream (who he gave up everything for later in the books), the pretty silver tabby daughter of the RiverClan leader Crookedstar, after she saved him from drowning in the river. Graystripe had two kits with Silverstream, Feathertail and Stormfur. Silverstream died while giving birth to the kits.
Graystripe joined RiverClan for a short time because of his kits but returned to ThunderClan in A Dangerous Path because Leopardstar exiled him for helping Firestar in battle. After rejoining ThunderClan, Graystripe was a bit of an outcast, for the rest of the Clan were angered by his betrayal. In The Darkest Hour, Graystripe is made deputy after encouragement from a dying Whitestorm to Firestar in the middle of the battle with BloodClan. He also killed Darkstripe in that battle.
He disappeared in Dawn, the third book of The New Prophecy, after being captured by Twolegs. He and a ThunderClan patrol were trying to rescue their Clanmates (Brightheart, Cloudtail, and Leafpool, along with Gorsetail of WindClan, Mistyfoot of RiverClan, Cody, a kittypet, and many rogues including Hawkfrost's and Mothwing's of RiverClan mother Sasha) from the Twolegs. Although he had been his best friend, in Sunset, Firestar had declared him dead and made Brambleclaw deputy in his place.
It turns out that Graystripe was not dead, just very far away, back in the old forest and living with Twolegs as a kittypet. He and his kittypet friend, Millie, set off to find ThunderClan in the first volume, The Lost Warrior, of the first Warriors manga trilogy.
In The Lost Warrior, Graystripe is determined not to live the life of a kittypet and get back to ThunderClan. One time he ended up getting into a fight with another kittypet named Duke, and lost. Then he met Millie, who told him that nobody ever won a fight against Duke. She led him back to his twoleg nest.
A few days later, Millie showed him a forest to make him happy. In that forest, Graystripe taught Millie how to hunt and fight. Eventually, Duke saw them practicing and taunted them. This time, it was three on two (Duke brought some of his friends with him). While Millie fights off Duke's friends, Graystripe aims for Duke. This time, he beats Duke.
Graystripe thinks he isn't a warrior anymore, until Silverstream appears to him in a dream and tells him to return to ThunderClan. Millie doesn't come to accompany him on his journey at first, but after ten days, she catches up to him. Until then, Graystripe is so lost that he wanders in circles for days, starving and hallucinating. He thinks he saw Firestar, then imagines he heard Sandstorm's, Cloudtail's, and Bluestar's voices. Millie's eventually gets louder than the rest of them.
Millie wonders who Silverstream was, so Graystripe explains that she was his first mate, but died giving birth to his kits. He says he would never stop loving Silverstream, and that she would always be the true love of his life, but since he met Millie, he isn't lonely anymore. Millie says that if Graystripe needed help, he had her.
In The Sight, Graystripe finally returns to the Clans, and with Millie by his side. The two arrive during a Gathering, and Graystripe is welcomed back by many cats, even Leopardstar. Although he is the returning deputy of ThunderClan, Firestar decides that Brambleclaw will keep the position of deputy. Graystripe does not object to the decision.
According to author Kate Cary, when asked if Graystripe was a Maine Coon or a Norwegian Forest Cat, she said that he could have a trace of Maine Coon in his ancestry, but he wouldn't be a pure-bred cat. 
- Mentors: Lionheart, Tigerstar (after Lionheart dies)
- Apprentices: Brackenfur, Stormfur (after Stonefur's death - until Stormfur returns to RiverClan), Millie
- Mates: Silverstream, Millie
- Kin: Swiftpaw (brother), Longtail, Sootfur, Rainwhisker, Sorreltail(half siblings) Stormfur, Feathertail (kits)Willowpelt (mother) Patchpelt (father)
- Formerly Known As: Graypaw (Into the Wild)
Sandstorm is a pale ginger she-cat with barely visible darker stripes and pale green eyes. She has a sharp tongue and is a valued ThunderClan warrior. According to Firestar, she is his "beloved". This she-cat is also known to be one of the fastest runners and best hunter in ThunderClan.
She was a main character in the original Warriors series. At first as an apprentice, Sandstorm was clearly hostile to Firestar because of his heritage. Along with Dustpelt, she often mocked his kittypet origins. Much of their resentment may have come from the fact that they were apprenticed long before Firestar and Graystripe, but were made warriors in the Fire and Ice, long after Firestar and Graystripe. Sandstorm began to warm up to Firestar in Fire and Ice, after Firestar saved her from falling into the gorge, and eventually became his mate. Sandstorm also gets mad at Firestar when he doesn't make Tawnypaw her apprentice. At one point Firestar considered making her his deputy until he realized that she could not become deputy because she had not yet been given an apprentice. In The Darkest Hour, however, Firestar promises Sandstorm that Willowpelt's daughter, Sorreltail, will be her first apprentice.
In Firestar's Quest she travels with Firestar to rebuild SkyClan, and also helps him teach the warrior code and explain Clan customs to the SkyClan cats. She gets very upset when she tells Firestar that she would always be the second-best to him. Spottedleaf would always be his first love. Firestar and Spottedleaf assure her that although the two cats had loved each other, Spottedleaf was a medicine cat. She could not choose a mate, even if she desperately wanted to. Firestar also tells Sandstorm he would love Sandstorm for all the moons to come and she would never be second-best to him. Sandstorm accepts, although gets slightly tense when Firestar brings up the name of the beautiful tortoiseshell she-cat again. In the epilogue, she and Firestar are shown naming their two kits, Squirrelflight and Leafpool.
In Dawn, when Graystripe was captured by Twolegs, Sandstorm and Brambleclaw were the ones who did most of his jobs as deputy. Throughout The New Prophecy series and The Sight, Sandstorm becomes a background character.
In Secrets of the Clans, she gives a tour of the ThunderClan forest camp.
As a recent change to the official Warriors site, there has been a family tree developed for Graystripe and Sandstorm. However, the tree was said by Vicky Holmes to be untrue when it came to relations that were not written in the book, such as Sandstorm and Graystripe's. Ravenpaw and Dustpelt's heritage is still unknown. According to the tree, Sandstorm is the daughter of Redtail.
- Mentor: Whitestorm
- Apprentices: Sorreltail, Honeypaw
- Mate: Firestar
- Kin: Redtail (father), Squirrelfllight, Leafpool (kits), Hollypaw, Jaypaw, Lionpaw (grandkits)
- Formerly Known As: Sandpaw (Into the Wild - Fire and Ice)
Tigerstar was a massive, dark brown tabby tom with amber eyes and unusually long front claws. He is also the main Antagonist of the first series.
From Into the Wild to Forest of Secrets, he was an ambitious ThunderClan warrior. In the battle at Sunningrocks, he killed Redtail, the ThunderClan deputy, in order to become deputy. Unfortunately for Tigerstar, Bluestar chose Lionheart as the new deputy. Ravenpaw, his apprentice, saw him kill Redtail and when he told Firestar and Graystripe about it, Tigerstar tried to kill him for knowing too much by turning the Clan against him. Luckily for Ravenpaw, Firestar and Graystripe smuggled him out of ThunderClan before anything could happen to him.
It is said by Firestar in Rising Storm that after Lionheart's death, Tigerstar became ThunderClan's deputy, but that wasn't enough for him. He tried to kill Bluestar in order to become leader in Fire and Ice by setting a trap for her by the Thunderpath, but Cinderpelt was caught in it instead. Then in Forest of Secrets he attacked Bluestar in a rogue attack. He was stopped by Firestar, and sent into exile by Bluestar.
Later in Rising Storm, Tigerstar kills a ThunderClan warrior called Runningwind, and at the end of the book, he is shown to be the leader of ShadowClan.
In A Dangerous Path, Tigerstar sets a dog pack loose in the forest to try and destroy ThunderClan. As a result, Swiftpaw and Brindleface were murdered, and Brightheart was permanently deformed.
In The Darkest Hour, he merged RiverClan and ShadowClan together to create TigerClan, and tried to ally it with BloodClan, a Clan of rogues who didn't believe in StarClan and lived nearby Twolegplace. He planned this because he wanted to take over the entire forest. Tigerstar considered BloodClan as only a temporary ally, to be disposed of eventually. However, when Tigerstar tried to give BloodClan orders, they refused. Enraged, Tigerstar attacked Scourge, the BloodClan leader. Scourge proved too strong, though. He killed Tigerstar by destroying all of his nine lives at once. Scourge did this by clawing a wound in Tigerstar's throat and belly, leaving Tigerstar to die from loss of blood.
Tigerstar's kits are Brambleclaw and Tawnypelt, born in Forest of Secrets, by the ThunderClan queen Goldenflower, and Hawkfrost and Mothwing by a rogue named Sasha.
In Firestar's Quest, it is revealed that he is actually part SkyClan, being the descendant of Cloudstar and Birdflight, two ThunderClan warriors, and cousin to Spottedleaf.
In The New Prophecy book Starlight, Tigerstar appears to Brambleclaw in a dream, and reveals that he does not walk with StarClan. According to him, there are hunting grounds that even StarClan doesn't know of. He then promises Brambleclaw that they will meet again.
In Twilight, Leafpool has a startling dream in which she sees Hawkfrost and Brambleclaw talking with Tigerstar. She watches Hawkfrost agree to follow close to his father's pawsteps, but she is unable to read Brambleclaw's expression because his back is turned towards her.
In Sunset, Tigerstar has continued training his sons to become powerful leaders. His plan to kill Firestar failed, for Brambleclaw refused to end Firestar's lives. Also, Brambleclaw kills his brother and has taken Squirrelflight, Firestar's daughter, as a mate. Nothing is known about how Tigerstar feels about Brambleclaw's decision to take a cat with Firestar's blood as a mate.
In The Sight, Tigerstar and Hawkfrost try to persuade Jaypaw into going deeper into the dark forest, telling him that they can show him warrior techniques. He also expresses his displeasure of Hollypaw "wasting her skills" as a medicine cat. As they try to lure him into going with them, Jaypaw uses his special power to probe their minds, but only finds a misty darkness masking their emotions. Before Jaypaw listens, however, Spottedleaf intervenes and leads Jaypaw away.
- Apprentices: Darkstripe, Ravenpaw (until he leaves the forest), Firestar (until Bluestar became his mentor), Graystripe (after Lionheart died)
- Mates: Goldenflower, Sasha
- Kin: Cloudstar, Birdflight, Spottedpelt, Gorseclaw (ancestors), Spottedleaf (cousin), Brambleclaw, Tawnypelt, Mothwing, Hawkfrost (kits), Hollypaw, Jaypaw, Lionpaw, Tawnypelt's unknown kits (grandkits)
- Death: Throat and stomach slashed open by Scourge, The Darkest Hour
- Formerly Known As: Tigerclaw (Into the Wild - Rising Storm)
Brackenfur is a light golden brown tom and currently a senior warrior of ThunderClan. Brackenfur is the son of Frostfur, brother of Cinderpelt, Thornclaw, and Brightheart, father of Molepaw, Honeypaw, Poppypaw, and Cinderpaw, and the mate of Sorreltail. He is first introduced in Fire and Ice when he and Cinderpelt are made into apprentices by Bluestar. Brackenfur is given to Graystripe to mentor, but after Graystripe becomes distracted by his love for Silverstream of RiverClan, Firestar takes over much of Brackenfur's training.
In The New Prophecy book Dawn, Brackenfur becomes inseparable from Sorreltail and vice versa during the journey to the new territory. During Twilight, Sorreltail becomes pregnant with Brackenfur's kits, and they are born during the badger attack on ThunderClan's camp. In Sunset, Firestar considers him as a choice for deputy, but changes his mind when he thinks about which cat would be right to lead ThunderClan. Eventually, Firestar chooses Brambleclaw instead, due to a dream Leafpool had.
In The Sight, Brackenfur is Hollypaw's second mentor, after Hollypaw steps down from being a medicine cat apprentice with Leafpool.
- Mentors: Graystripe, Firestar (when Graystripe couldn't train Brackenfur at the time because of his secret love with Silverstream)
- Apprentices: Tawnypelt (until she leaves to join ShadowClan), Whitewing, Hollypaw
- Mate: Sorreltail
- Kin: Molepaw, Honeypaw, Cinderpaw, Poppypaw (kits), Frostfur (mother), Thornclaw, Cinderpelt, Brightheart (siblings), Whitewing (niece)
- Formerly Known As: Brackenpaw (Fire and Ice - Forest of Secrets)
Brightheart is a white she-cat with a ginger tail and ginger patches along her spine. To Firestar, she is "the cat that Cloudtail brought back from the brink of death."
She is a warrior of ThunderClan, and the daughter of Frostfur. Brightheart is the sister of Cinderpelt, Brackenfur, and Thornclaw. She is the aunt of Brackenfur's kits, Poppypaw, Molepaw, Honeypaw, and Cinderpaw. She is also the mother of Whitewing and mate of Cloudtail.
As an apprentice during A Dangerous Path, she accompanied Swiftpaw and went in search of the dog pack. Both cats were desperate to prove that they were ready to be warriors. Swiftpaw was killed in the dogs' attack and Brightheart was severely injured and close to death. A StarClan-hating Bluestar gave her the warrior name Lostface as a way of cursing the Clans' ancestors. Cinderpelt was able to nurse the she-cat back to health but Brightheart would have horrible scarring, losing one ear and eye and having numerous scars along one side of her face. Cloudtail helped to develop a new way for her to hunt and fight. After becoming ThunderClan's leader, Firestar renamed her Brightheart.
In The New Prophecy, Cloudtail has taken Brightheart as his mate and they have one kit, Whitewing. Brightheart was pregnant with Whitewing during Firestar's Quest.
In Twilight, when Cloudtail becomes very involved with raising Daisy's kits and teaching the loner how to fight, Brightheart felt that she needed another purpose. She begins to help Cinderpelt with medicine cat duties, much to Leafpool's annoyance. When Daisy comes to ThunderClan her first reaction is shock due to Brightheart's scars and Brightheart, embarrassed, walks away and leaves Cloudtail to accompany Daisy. When the kits spoil Cinderpelt's herb supplies, Brightheart treats Mousepaw, Daisy's gray and white tom, a little roughly. Brightheart then gets upset when he calls her, "that ugly cat".
Eventually, Daisy's kits warm up to Brightheart, and Berrypaw thinks she should be a medicine cat instead of Leafpool. Fortunately, Leafpool had run away with Crowfeather when Squirrelflight overheard the little kit. Unfortunately, it had hurt Squirrelflight to hear it.
In Sunset she and Cloudtail appear closer, but Cloudtail still spends most of his time with Daisy. Eventually she and Daisy become friends.
In The Sight, she is given her first apprentice, Jaypaw. Jaypaw, however, decides to become a medicine cat apprentice. His decision is a crushing blow for Brightheart, even though Firestar promises her another apprentice. Hollypaw suggests that Firestar make Brightheart her new mentor, but Firestar disagrees, saying that Brightheart had better skills to mentor Jaypaw.
In Secrets of the Clans, Brightheart tells about the death of Swiftpaw and the fight with the dogs.
- Mentors: Whitestorm, Cloudtail (after dog attack)
- Apprentices: Jaypaw (before he became medicine cat apprentice), Icekit or Foxkit (Firestar promises that she will be the mentor of one of them, but they have not become apprentices yet)
- Mate: Cloudtail
- Kin: Whitewing (kit), Frostfur (mother) Thornclaw, Brackenfur, Cinderpelt (siblings), Molepaw, Honeypaw, Cinderpaw, Poppypaw (nieces and nephew)
- Formerly Known As: Brightpaw (Forest of Secrets - A Dangerous Path), Lostface (A Dangerous Path - The Darkest Hour)
Brindleface was a pretty tabby she-cat and a former ThunderClan queen with green eyes. She mothered Ferncloud and Ashfur, among two other (now-dead) kits.
In Into The Wild she helped the other queens care for grumpy Yellowfang. She was very kind-hearted, and accepted Firestar's nephew Cloudtail as her foster son in Fire and Ice after her unnamed son died of greencough.
In A Dangerous Path, Brindleface is murdered by Tigerstar, to give the dogs (who killed Swiftpaw and gave Brightheart terrible injuries) a taste of cat blood and to lead them to the heart of ThunderClan. While Cloudtail and Firestar are out patrolling, they come across her body close to ThunderClan's camp, and Cloudtail becomes furious, demanding revenge on Tigerstar. In honor of their mother, Ferncloud and Ashfur take part in luring the dog pack over the gorge.
In The Darkest Hour, Brindleface gives Firestar his fifth life and the attribute of protection.
- Kin: Ashfur, Ferncloud, unknown dead kits (kits), Spiderleg, Shrewpaw, Birchfall, Hollykit, Larchkit, Icekit, Foxkit (grandkits)
- Death: Murdered by Tigerstar, A Dangerous Path
Dappletail was a once-pretty dappled tortoiseshell she-cat and a former elder of ThunderClan. She is good-natured and kind, and is especially nice to Cloudtail like all the former elders.
In Moonrise, during the prey famine, Dappletail goes insane with hunger and eats a poisoned rabbit. Dappletail dies shortly after that. She had been the oldest cat in ThunderClan before her death.
In Starlight, when Leafpool finds the Moonpool, she is seen with the rest of StarClan.
- Kin: Willowpelt, Spottedleaf (kits), Graystripe, Swiftpaw, Rainwhisker, Sorreltail, Sootfur (grandkits), Feathertail, Stormfur, Molepaw, Honeypaw, Poppypaw, Cinderpaw (great-grandkits)
- Death: Ate a poisoned rabbit, Moonrise
Darkstripe was a thin black-and-gray tabby tom with amber eyes, and was one of Tigerstar's followers. He mentored Longtail, Dustpelt (after Redtail's death), and for a short time Ferncloud, until he tried to murder Sorreltail. He had opposed Firestar from the very beginning, from jeering at him to gossiping about him to his Clanmates.
In Into the Wild, he was made Bluestar's bodyguard by Tigerstar.
In The Darkest Hour, Darkstripe was suspected of helping Tigerstar by Firestar, so Firestar told Brackenfur to keep an eye on him. Darkstripe managed to get rid of Brackenfur, and Sorreltail follows him to a meeting with Blackstar, the ShadowClan deputy. Darkstripe tried to kill her by feeding her deathberries to silence her, but Graystripe saw her eat them. In Darkstripe's exile, it is revealed that Darkstripe knew about the dog attack and even helped. He then left his Clan to join Tigerstar, though he then joined BloodClan after Tigerstar died and TigerClan disintegrated, for the sole purpose of being the one to kill Firestar.
The only reason he gave that he did not follow Tigerstar immediately when he was exiled was because Tigerstar had not filled him in on details leading to Brokentail, rogues, and Tigerstar himself launching an attack on ThunderClan. Darkstripe later joins Tigerstar in his attempt to rule the forest after exiled from ThunderClan, and when Tigerstar is killed, he stays with TigerClan. Darkstripe blames Firestar for Tigerstar's death, telling Firestar that he turned Scourge against Tigerstar.
In the battle between LionClan and BloodClan, Darkstripe attacks a BloodClan cat, knocking her away from Firestar. At first, Firestar thinks that Darkstripe had found loyalty in ThunderClan again, but he is proven wrong when Darkstripe tries to kill him, claiming that he no longer felt loyalty to the forest cats and that the only cat worth following was Tigerstar. After shortly dueling with Firestar, Darkstripe is killed by Graystripe.
In the prologue of Sunset, it is seen that Darkstripe walks in the same dark forest as Tigerstar, Brokentail, Hawkfrost, and Clawface. When Darkstripe asks Tigerstar if they can travel together, Tigerstar turns him down with a hint of regret in his voice, yet no hesitation.
- Mentor: Tigerstar
- Apprentices: Longtail, Dustpelt (after Redtail's death), Ferncloud (before Darkstripe tries to kill Sorreltail and is exiled)
- Death: Killed by Graystripe, The Darkest Hour
Dustpelt is a brown tabby tom with amber eyes who used to be a follower of Tigerstar (mainly because of Darkstripe's intervention), but was the first to accept Firestar. His mentor, Redtail, had been killed by Tigerstar, and later, Dustpelt had officially renounced Tigerstar after finding out that Tigerstar had been his mentor's murderer. Dustpelt is a reserved tom, but has a true heart.
He, with Sandstorm, had jeered at Firestar, but they warmed up to him. He discovered his love for Ferncloud and even stepped in a gossiping session about Firestar's abilities (Rising Storm) because Ferncloud had been shocked and frightened at Darkstripe's words. Dustpelt also mentored Firestar's daughter, Squirrelflight.
In Firestar's Quest, he takes over Sorreltail's training while Sandstorm and Firestar are on their quest.
In The New Prophecy, Dustpelt and Ferncloud have kits, Spiderleg, Shrewpaw, Hollykit, Larchkit, and Birchfall, although only Spiderleg and Birchfall make it to the new territory. He is objective and not without voice, but in Sunset, he backed down from going against Firestar's choice of deputy (Brambleclaw) when he discovered it had been of the will of StarClan. Also, when Stormfur and Brook returned to ThunderClan for the second time, he and Mousefur call a Clan meeting because they believe that the Clan is becoming too 'mixed'.
In The Sight, Dustpelt tracks the fox cubs with Brambleclaw and Hazelpaw. He later objects to Firestar's kind nature of allowing non-ThunderClan cats in twice. The second time the Clan all disagreed. In Secrets of the Clans, Dustpelt talks about how StarClan gave them a new Gathering place, and describes it.
As a recent change to the official Warriors site, there has been a family tree developed for Graystripe and Sandstorm. However, Ravenpaw and Dustpelt's heritages are still unknown.
- Mentors: Redtail, Darkstripe (after Redtail's death)
- Apprentices: Ashfur, Sorreltail (while Sandstorm is away), Squirrelflight, Hazelpaw
- Mate: Ferncloud
- Kin: Spiderleg, Birchfall, Icekit, Foxkit, Shrewpaw, Hollykit, Larchkit (kits)
- Formerly Known As: Dustpaw (Into the Wild - Fire and Ice)
Frostfur was a beautiful white she-cat with dark blue eyes. She was a ThunderClan elder, and the mother of Brackenfur, Cinderpelt, Thornclaw and Brightheart.
In Into the Wild Frostfur had her kits stolen, but they were returned to her by Yellowfang. She cared about Cloudtail when he first came to the Clan. She took him to the nursery so Brindleface could nurse him. Firestar was surprised at her action, and she told him that she had never forgotten that he had rescued her kits from ShadowClan. She was a warrior in A Dangerous Path, once all her kits were apprentices, and she retired between The Darkest Hour and Midnight. In Dawn, she volunteered to stay in the forest with Speckletail and elders from other Clans. She has died since then, as Graystripe said in The Sight about the forest that it was torn up completely, and no cat would have survived.
- Mentor: Bluestar
- Kin: Brackenfur, Cinderpelt, Thornclaw, Brightheart (kits), Whitewing, Molepaw, Cinderpaw, Honeypaw, Poppypaw (grandkits)
- Death: Starved or torn up, sometime after Dawn
- Formerly Known As: Frostpaw (before Into the Wild, name mentioned in Secrets of the Clans)
Goldenflower was a pale ginger she-cat with amber eyes. She was a ThunderClan elder, and the mother of Swiftpaw, Brambleclaw, and Tawnypelt. Goldenflower is described as a gentle and caring cat, but when it comes to enemies and defending kits, she can be fierce.
In Forest of Secrets, Goldenflower gives birth to Tigerstar's kits, Tawnypelt and Brambleclaw. She later protects them sternly from Firestar's and the Clan's suspicion, saying the kits never knew their father and they were completely innocent. She also nurses Stormfur and Feathertail, Graystripe's kits, for the first few weeks of their lives.
In The New Prophecy, she remains as a nursery queen before her retirement, helping the other mothers with their kits. In The Sight, Goldenflower is not mentioned at all, so it is presumed she died of old age.
In Secrets of the Clans Goldenflower mentins that she nursed Swiftpaw, then Swiftkit. On the official warriors website, Willowpelt and Patchpelt are revealed to be the Swiftpaw's parents. Presumably, Willowpelt went back to warrior duties after giving birth to Swiftpaw, as did Squirrelflight
- Mate: Tigerstar
- Kin: Speckletail(mother) Smallear(father) Lionheart, Snowkit(brothers) Brambleclaw, Tawnypelt (kits), Hollypaw, Jaypaw, Lionpaw, Tawnypelt's kits (grandkits)
- Death: old age, Sunset - The Sight
Halftail was a dark brown tabby tom with a short tail, and a former elder of ThunderClan. He was kind, and a very minor character. His tail was bitten off by a badger, and he had been afraid of climbing trees since, as he wouldn't be able to keep his balance. He was friends with Cloudtail when he was an apprentice.
Despite Yellowfang's best efforts, he died in the fire in Rising Storm.
- Mate: One-eye
- Kin: Mousefur, Runningwind (kits)
- Death: Inhaled too much smoke, Rising Storm
Lionheart was a large golden tabby tom with thick fur like a lion's mane and green eyes. He was the former deputy of ThunderClan, after Redtail and before Tigerstar. He had a warm heart, and was very kind to the young apprentices of ThunderClan. Lionheart was Graystripe's mentor, and he also trained Firestar temporarily. Along with that, Lionheart gave Firestar his first life and the gift of courage. He was killed in a ShadowClan raid on ThunderClan's camp in Into the Wild. In Sunset, Lionheart, along with Bluestar and Yellowfang, meet Leafpool and give her strength for future events. He also spoke to Leafpool in The Sight.
- Mentor: Sunstar
- Apprentices: Graystripe, Firestar (until Bluestar became his mentor)
- Kin: Speckletail (mother), Smallear (father), Snowkit, Goldenflower (siblings), Brambleclaw, Tawnypelt (niece and nephew), Hollypaw, Lionpaw, Jaypaw, Tawnypelt's kits (great-nieces and nephews)
- Death: Killed by an attack from ShadowClan, Into the Wild
- Formerly Known As: Lionpaw (before Into the Wild, name mentioned in Secrets of the Clans)
Longtail is a pale tabby tom with dark black stripes and blue eyes. He is a ThunderClan elder, having retired early due to failing sight. He is the oldest tom in ThunderClan as he was a warrior in Into the Wild, while there are no other toms that were warriors in Into the Wild still alive.
He had been another of Tigerstar's group. In Into The Wild, when Firestar had been accepted into the Clan, Longtail had opposed it, and goaded him. Firestar attacked him and gave him a scar on his ear. The fight resulted in Longtail snapping off Firestar's collar, and Bluestar excused this as a sign from StarClan that they had closed off Firestar's connection to his Twolegs. Eventually, Longtail warms up to Firestar, and accepts him in their Clan. In The Darkest Hour, he finally found out where his heart lay, within ThunderClan.
Longtail becomes blind during Firestar's Quest while chasing a rabbit. As he was about to catch it, the rabbit turned on him and scratched his eyes, blinding him, and forcing him to retire to the elders' den early. When the Clan was forced to leave the forest, Longtail requested to stay with the other elders too old to make the journey but he was encouraged to come to the Clans' new home because of his excellent hearing and nose. Longtail helps out with Jaypaw's training and also befriends him.
In The Sight, he and Mousefur have a strong friendship, and he repeatedly complains about Mousefur's cough to Jaypaw until the medicine cat apprentice realizes that the elder has the deadly greencough.
- Mentor: Darkstripe (as revealed in Fire and Ice)
- Kin: Patchpelt(father), Graystripe, Swiftpaw(half-brothers) Feathertail, Stormfur (niece and nephew)
- Apprentices: Swiftpaw, Ferncloud (after Darkstripe's exile), Sootfur (until Longtail's sight begins to fail)
Mousefur is a small, dusky brown she-cat and a current ThunderClan elder. She is the cat that helped prove that Spottedleaf was not killed by Yellowfang, by checking between Spottedleaf's claws for fur. She is known for having a sharp tongue and a short temper. She was also close to her brother, Runningwind, and he constantly went on patrols with her and took her apprentice, Thornclaw, out for training. She was grief-stricken when he died. She was also ThunderClan's senior warrior from Midnight to after Spiderleg's warrior ceremony in Starlight, when she becomes an elder. Mousefur is also hostile to cats who were not born in ThunderClan (such as Firestar, Stormfur, Brook, and Daisy and her kits) though she gradually warms up to outsiders. She also befriends Jaypaw after a while. She is the oldest cat in ThunderClan. She makes it her job to lead Longtail around safely when he started losing his sight.
In The Sight, Longtail continues to hint to Jaypaw about Mousefur's coughing during the night until Jaypaw realizes that she has the deadly greencough. Although she spreads the sickness around to other cats in camp (Whitewing, Ferncloud, Poppypaw), they all make full recoveries. She attempts to be kind to Jaypaw, but he does not return the friendliness.
It is revealed on The Guttersnipe that Mousefur never had kits.
- Kin: One-eye (mother), Halftail (father), Runningwind (brother)
- Apprentices: Thornclaw, Spiderleg
One-eye was a pale gray she-cat, and a ThunderClan elder. She was nearly blind and deaf. She was also very snappish, but kind and helpful when it suited her. She was already old when she received the name One-eye and didn't really care. She loved to tell and hear stories.
She told Firestar how to change Lostface's name to Brightheart.
- Mate: Halftail
- Kin: Mousefur, Runningwind (kits)
- Death: Unknown causes, Firestar's Quest - Midnight
Patchpelt was a small black and white tom, and a former elder of ThunderClan. In Into the Wild, he was kind to Firestar. He usually hung out with some WindClan elders whenever there was a Gathering. His last interaction with his WindClan friends was talking to Crowfur and an old RiverClan elder-queen. Patchpelt died in Rising Storm from smoke inhalation. He was trying to get Halftail out of the fire but collapsed. Firestar pulled him to the river, but he died shortly after. Leopardstar swam his dead body across the river so his Clan could grieve for him.
- Mates: Willowpelt, Unknown she-cat (Longtail's Mother)
- Kin: Longtail, Graystripe, Patchpelt (kits), Feathertail, Stormfur (grandkits)
- Death: Smoke inhalation, Rising Storm
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Redtail was a small, dark tortoiseshell tom with a distinctive, fox fur-colored tail. He was the deputy of ThunderClan before Lionheart, Dustpelt's mentor before Darkstripe, and the first deputy introduced in the entire Warriors series.
While chapter three of Into the Wild is taking place under Firestar's point of view, Redtail participates in a battle against RiverClan over a part of ThunderClan's territory called Sunningrocks (a territory in the middle of ThunderClan and RiverClan's border controlled by ThunderClan). As the RiverClan warriors run away, Redtail is killed by Tigerstar in secret, although Tigerstar's apprentice, Ravenpaw, witnesses the murder. Seeing this, Ravenpaw was taken to Barley's barn for safekeeping before Tigerstar could kill him with his knowledge; because if Ravenpaw told Bluestar, she could exile Tigerstar from ThunderClan before he was able to become leader (which was what he wanted to do.) Then when Tigerstar brings Redtail's body back to ThunderClan's camp, he tells the Clan that Redtail was killed by Oakheart, RiverClan's deputy, and that Tigerstar took Oakheart's life in revenge. In reality, Oakheart was killed in an accidental rockfall after fighting with Redtail, and then after the RiverClan warriors retreat, Tigerstar jumps on Redtail and kills him.
The prologue of Into the Wild isn't the battle where Redtail is killed, as there was a half-moon that night and Firestar comes in when a full moon is in the sky; RiverClan won the battle in the prologue although they lost at the later battle; and Oakheart survived the first battle. The prophecy Fire will save the Clan was also received that same night, and that happened not long before Firestar joined ThunderClan. Addtitionally, in The Darkest Hour, when Redtail is advancing to give Firestar a life, the narrative reads "Fireheart never met the ThunderClan deputy, who was murdered the very day he came to the forest as a kittypet..."
In The Darkest Hour, Redtail gives Firestar his second life and the gift of justice, and thanks Firestar for revealing the truth about his death.
- Kin: Sandstorm (kit), Squirrelflight, Leafpool (grandkits), Hollypaw, Jaypaw, Lionpaw (great-grandkits)
- Apprentice: Dustpelt
- Death: Murdered by Tigerstar, Into the Wild
Rosetail was a ThunderClan elder. She was murdered by Blackstar when defending the ThunderClan nursery. Not much else is known about her.
- Death: Murdered by Blackstar, Into the Wild
Runningwind was a lean brown tabby tom. He is known for his swift agility. He was usually one of the cats who supported Firestar when other cats didn't. Runningwind was one of the cats who went into ShadowClan territory to rescue Frostfur's kits in Into the Wild. In Fire and Ice, Tigerstar suggests to Bluestar that Runningwind should mentor Brackenfur or Cinderpelt, but Bluestar says that he would be too impatient to have an apprentice. In Rising Storm, he was slain by Tigerstar on the Thunderpath, but Firestar suspected Whitethroat, as he was standing over the body when Firestar found it. Whitethroat found it by accident after refusing to go back into ShadowClan territory. When Firestar became leader, Runningwind gave him a life and the gift of tireless energy.
- Mentor: Bluestar
- Kin: Halftail (father), One-eye (mother), Mousefur (sister)
- Death: Murdered by Tigerstar, Rising Storm
- Formerly Known As: Runningpaw (before Into the Wild, name mentioned in Secrets of the Clans)
Smallear was a gray tom with very small ears and a ThunderClan elder. He was probably the most welcoming elder when Firestar joined ThunderClan although he cruelly mocked Tawnypelt for her origins in The Darkest Hour, which was one of her reasons for leaving.
- Death: Unknown causes, The Darkest Hour - Midnight
Snowkit was a white ThunderClan tom with blue eyes. He was Speckletail's last kit.
In A Dangerous Path, Firestar notices something strange with the kit when Snowkit doesn't play with the other kits. Brackenfur, who wanted to mentor Snowkit, is also concerned, and Brambleclaw comments that Snowkit doesn't play properly. Soon, Cinderpelt tests Snowkit's hearing by seeing if he responds to his name being called. Speckletail calls Snowkit first and he responds, although she signals to him with her tail. With Firestar, however, Snowkit doesn't respond, even after multiple calls.
Cinderpelt tells Speckletail that Snowkit is deaf and Speckletail, flustered and very protective of Snowkit, says that she already knows. Bluestar, somewhat back to her old self, then approaches Speckletail and tells her that Snowkit will never become a warrior because of his deafness. But Firestar realizes that Bluestar hardly cares about Snowkit. Later on, Snowkit is grabbed by a hawk in the middle of camp, because he was unable to hear its flapping wings nor the calls of his Clanmates, and Speckletail is unable to save him. The hawk flies off with Snowkit towards Fourtrees, and he is never seen again, though Brackenfur and Swiftpaw chased after the hawk. Taking advantage of the loss, Tigerstar uses Snowkit's "death" to give ThunderClan a bad reputation.
- Mentor: Speckletail (she tried to mentor him)
- Kin: Speckletail (mother)
- Death: Taken by a hawk, A Dangerous Path
Speckletail was a pale tabby she-cat with light brown spots and a former ThunderClan queen, known for her stubbornness and fierce temper, and reputation of being a good mother.
In A Dangerous Path, she was the mother of Snowkit, and she would not accept that Snowkit would never become a warrior because of his deafness. In vain, Speckletail attempted to mentor her kit, who would later be taken by a hawk. When Brightheart is sent to the elders' den because of the injuries given to her by the dog pack, she is given charge of Brightheart, and they develop a strong bond.
In Dawn, Speckletail stays behind in the forest with Frostfur when the other Clans decide to leave. She has died since then, as Graystripe said in The Sight about the forest that it was torn up completely, and no cat would have survived.
- Apprentice: Snowkit (tried to mentor him)
- Death: Starved or torn up, sometime after Dawn
- Kin: Snowkit (kit)
Spottedleaf was a dark tortoiseshell she-cat with white paws, a golden-and-brown-striped tail tipped with black, a dark ring around one eye, a narrow white muzzle, and a distinctive dappled brown and black coat with amber eyes.
She was the wise medicine cat of ThunderClan when Firestar was an apprentice during Into the Wild, but she was killed by Clawface of ShadowClan during a raid on ThunderClan's camp. She has become a legend among the ThunderClan medicine cats, and appears in dreams to them. Spottedleaf was known to have a "sweet scent", which may have been a combination of the scents of the herbs she was around during her life. She was Firestar's first love, and Spottedleaf gives Firestar his eighth life with the attribute of love during his leader ceremony at the Moonstone in The Darkest Hour.
In Firestar's Quest, Spottedleaf appears next to Sandstorm and Firestar to help heal Patchfoot. Firestar thanks her, but accidentally reveals that they meet each other in dreams. Sandstorm gets upset, challenging Firestar of loving her the "second-best". Spottedleaf admits that she had loved Firestar, but she could never have done anything about it. She was a medicine cat, and could have never chosen a mate. She assures Sandstorm that Firestar loves her more then any cat, but then whispers to Firestar, "Sometimes I would give anything for things to be different."
Spottedleaf later gives Leafstar a life, and it is also discovered that she is descended from SkyClan, and also distant cousins to Tigerstar.
In The New Prophecy, Spottedleaf has a close relationship with Firestar's daughter and Cinderpelt's apprentice, Leafpool. As a StarClan cat, she often appears in dreams, mainly Firestar and Leafpool's, to give messages. She and Firestar seemed to be fond of each other, and Spottedleaf admitted to Leafpool that things could've been different if she hadn't been a medicine cat (hinting that if she had lived, she probably would have chosen her calling rather than the one she loved, like Leafpool). In Dawn, Spottedleaf visits Squirrelflight in a dream telling her where Leafpool was trapped by Twolegs along with other cats while the forest was being destroyed. Squirrelflight followed the trail and found Leafpool and the other captured cats, thanks to Spottedleaf. In Twilight, Spottedleaf aids Leafpool with her conflicting feelings for Crowfeather and her Clan, and tells the young medicine cat to simply follow her heart.
In Sunset, Leafpool turns in a rage against Spottedleaf, saying that if Spottedleaf hadn't sent her to be with Crowfeather, Cinderpelt would have been saved. Spottedleaf then tells Leafpool that she had never told her to go with Crowfeather. Spottedleaf had said that Leafpool should follow her heart, and that she has always made it clear that her heart lies with ThunderClan. It is also because of Spottedleaf that Leafpool discovers the truth about Mothwing's moth wing sign. Spottedleaf shows a butterfly to Daisy's kits, who soon catch the butterfly, tearing off one of its wings in the process.
In The Sight Jaypaw falls into the ThunderClan camp. Spottedleaf visits him and gives him water and healing herbs. Later Jaypaw visits Spottedleaf in a dream. After Spottedleaf led him away from Tigerstar and Hawkfrost, they had a conversation about trust in which Jaypaw discovered, through Spottedleaf's emotions, that she was in love with Firestar.
- Mentor: Featherwhisker
- Kin: Cloudstar, Birdflight, Spottedpelt, Gorseclaw (ancestors), Tigerstar, Brambleclaw, Tawnypelt, Hollypaw, Jaypaw, Lionpaw, Tawnypelt's kits (cousins)
- Death: Murdered by Clawface, Into the Wild
Swiftpaw was a brave black and white ThunderClan tom with pale eyes. He was Longtail's first apprentice, and the two were quite good friends towards the end of Swiftpaw's apprenticeship. Swiftpaw was also very good friends with Brightheart and convinced her to help him track down the thing that had been killing prey at Snakerocks when they were bitter over not becoming warriors. It ended with Swiftpaw being killed and Brightheart receiving the injuries that earned her the temporary name of Lostface. Swiftpaw later gives Firestar one of his nine lives.
His story is told from Brightheart's perspective in Secrets of the Clans.
- Mentor: Longtail
- Kin: Goldenflower (mother), Brambleclaw, Tawnypelt (half-brother and half-sister), Hollypaw, Jaypaw, Lionpaw, Tawnypelt's unknown kits (nephews and nieces)
- Death: Killed by the dogs, A Dangerous Path
- Formerly Known As: Swiftkit (Into the Wild - Fire and Ice, although his name is only mentioned in Secrets of the Clans)
Tawnyspots was Sunstar's deputy before Bluestar. He retired due to unknown causes. Nothing else is known about him.
When Tawnyspots retired, there were two warriors that had a good chance at becoming deputy (Bluestar and Thistleclaw). Thistleclaw was too violent, so Bluestar gave her kits to RiverClan to become (and prevent Thistleclaw from becoming) deputy.
Thistleclaw was a warrior ready to become deputy when Tawnyspots retired (much like Bluestar was). He was strong and brave, but his answer to every problem was to fight. According to Bluestar, he would've forced the Clans into unnecessary wars. He didn't become deputy because Bluestar did. Wild and arrogant to the last, she couldn't let him destroy ThunderClan. He died during a RiverClan raid shortly before Firestar joined ThunderClan.
In Secrets of the Clans, former ThunderClan leader Owlstar says that if Bluestar had stayed in the nursery with her three kits, Thistleclaw would have become deputy. Owlstar also asks other StarClan cats who would have wanted to see more cats joining StarClan because of the battles Thistleclaw had started.
- Death: Killed attacking a RiverClan patrol, before Into the Wild
Thornclaw is a golden brown tabby tom, like his brother, Brackenfur. He is a warrior of ThunderClan, the son of Frostfur, and brother to Brightheart, Cinderpelt, and Brackenfur.
In Darkest Hour, he gets the warrior name Thornclaw, becoming the first cat that Firestar names a warrior during his leadership. He was sad that Brightheart and Swiftpaw would not be with him receiving their names too.
In Firestar's Quest, Thornclaw serves as Sootfur's mentor, finishing his training after Longtail loses his sight. Thornclaw also has a tendency to lead most of the ThunderClan patrols. He also accidentally offends Brightheart in The Sight, and Jaypaw sticks up for her and snaps back at Thornclaw. Thornclaw later defends Whitewing from a vicious dog, and Whitewing is terrified when the dog nearly bites her uncle.
- Mentor: Mousefur
- Apprentices: Sootfur (after Longtail's sight fails), Shrewpaw, Poppypaw
- Kin: Frostfur (mother), Brackenfur, Brightheart, Cinderpelt (siblings), Whitewing, Molepaw, Honeypaw, Poppypaw, Cinderpaw (nieces and nephew)
- Formerly Known As: Thornpaw (Forest of Secrets - The Darkest Hour)
Whitestorm was a big white tom with a glossy pelt and sandy yellow eyes. He was a senior warrior, close friend to Bluestar, and Firestar's first deputy when he became leader of ThunderClan. He was a wise and loyal cat who recommended Firestar and Graystripe's abilities as warriors. He also supported Firestar during his difficult first moons as deputy. He was Willowpelt's mate, the father of Sorreltail, Rainwhisker, and Sootfur, and mentor to Sandstorm and Brightheart.
In The Darkest Hour, Whitestorm died in the battle against BloodClan, and asked Firestar to make Graystripe deputy. Firestar agrees. Later, Whitestorm speaks to Firestar when he loses his first life.
In Secrets of the Clans, it is found out that he is Bluestar's nephew. His mother, Snowfur, died when he was an apprentice.
- Apprentices: Sandstorm, Brightheart (before she was attacked by the dog pack)
- Mate: Willowpelt
- Kin: Snowfur (mother), Moonflower (grandmother), Bluestar (aunt), Mistyfoot, Stonefur, Mosskit, Mistyfoot's kits (cousins), Rainwhisker, Sootfur, Sorreltail (kits), Molepaw, Honeypaw, Cinderpaw, Poppypaw (grandkits)
- Death: Killed by Bone, The Darkest Hour
- Formerly Known As: Whitepaw (before Into the Wild, name mentioned in Secrets of the Clans)
Willowpelt was a former warrior of ThunderClan. She is a very pale gray cat with unusual blue eyes. She is also Whitestorm's mate. She is one of the few female warriors in the den during the first series. She was killed by a badger in Firestar's Quest defending her kit Sootfur. It was noted in Midnight by Brambleclaw that Willowpelt never saw her kits become warriors.
- Mate: Whitestorm
- Kin: Rainwhisker, Sootfur, Sorreltail (kits), Molepaw, Honeypaw, Cinderpaw, Poppypaw (grandkits) Dappletail (Mother), Spottedleaf (sister)
- Death: Killed by a badger, Firestar's Quest
Yellowfang was a dark gray she-cat with orange eyes and a broad, flattened face and the former medicine cat of ThunderClan and ShadowClan. She was well known for having a sharp tongue and a short temper.
She was a warrior before she became ShadowClan's medicine cat, much like Littlecloud. She was driven out of ShadowClan by Brokentail, who claimed that she had killed two kits, when actually Brokentail had killed them himself. She was found on ThunderClan territory as a starving loner by Firestar, who fought her, and later took pity on her and fed her. Firestar was punished for hunting for himself and Yellowfang and had to take care of Yellowfang, so the two cats eventually became friends. When Spottedleaf was killed by Clawface, Yellowfang agreed to become ThunderClan's medicine cat in her place. Yellowfang took on Cinderpelt as an apprentice after Cinderpelt was too badly injured to become a warrior.
In Fire and Ice, it was revealed that Yellowfang was Brokentail's mother, although she was forced to give him up at birth, because medicine cats can't have kits. Later in Forest of Secrets Brokentail reacted scornfully to this, claiming Yellowfang had gone mad with age. Yellowfang poisoned Brokentail, telling him that he could have lived peacefully in ThunderClan, but instead he tried to fight them.
In Rising Storm, Yellowfang died from smoke inhalation in the fire. She had become trapped whilst trying to rescue Halftail, but to no avail. He died before she did. In her last minutes, she told Firestar that Brokentail was her son, but that she had wished that Firestar was instead. In The Darkest Hour, she gave Firestar his seventh life and the gift of compassion.
In The New Prophecy book Starlight, Yellowfang recites the prophecy of "Before there is peace, blood will spill blood, and the lake will run red" to the cats of StarClan. In Sunset, she, Bluestar, and Lionheart come to Leafpool in a dream to tell her about her future and to give her strength for what will come.
In The Sight, Yellowfang sternly lectures Jaypaw about using his power to listen in on other cat's dreams.
In Secrets of the Clans, she described how horrible she felt while giving birth to Brokentail, and said that Firestar was a much truer son to her than Brokentail ever was.
- Apprentices: Runningnose, Cinderpelt
- Mate: Raggedstar
- Kin: Brokentail, two unnamed ShadowClan she-kits that died soon after their birth (kits)
- Death: Smoke inhalation, Rising Storm
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Brambleclaw is a dark brown tabby tom with amber eyes. He is the son of Tigerstar and Goldenflower, an exact lookalike of Tigerstar, the brother of Tawnypelt and half-brother of Swiftpaw, Hawkfrost and Mothwing of RiverClan. He was born in Forest of Secrets.
He was made Firestar's apprentice in A Dangerous Path. Firestar trained him to be a warrior in The Darkest Hour.
In Firestar's Quest, he sneaks up on Firestar, and attacks him. Firestar says that his warrior ceremony will be the day after that. It is also revealed that he is descended from SkyClan.
He's very fond of Squirrelflight, and she was of him up until he began to trust Hawkfrost of RiverClan, his half brother through Tigerstar. He was chosen by Bluestar of StarClan to be the ThunderClan cat to journey to speak with Midnight (Squirrelflight tags along after him, however).
Brambleclaw is ashamed of who his father was and feels that it is Tigerstar's legacy that stops him from being made deputy of ThunderClan when Graystripe goes missing (although it is also because Brambleclaw has never had an apprentice and Firestar refuses to believe that Graystripe is dead). Much to Squirrelflight's anger, he trusts his half brother and often speaks with him at Gatherings. He often joins Hawkfrost in his dreams, speaking with Tigerstar, who is teaching them to follow in his pawsteps. In some cases, the dreams are too real to be comforting. In one dream, Tigerstar became angry with Brambleclaw and reopened a wound on Brambleclaw's shoulder as they attacked one another. Brambleclaw then woke up to find fresh blood plastered on his shoulder where his father had clawed him.
In Twilight, Brambleclaw acts much differently towards other cats. Squirrelflight notices that he's colder than ever and he's acting much like a deputy, treating Rainwhisker and Ashfur like apprentices, when Ashfur is older than Brambleclaw. Brambleclaw objects to Firestar's decision of taking in Daisy and her three kits, which infuriates Cloudtail, and Squirrelflight thinks that his objection to kittypets means he doesn't like her. He also becomes angry when Ashfur is chosen to mentor Birchpaw (now Birchfall), but he hides it from the rest of the Clan.
At the beginning of Sunset, he grows closer to Squirrelflight again, but Brambleclaw continues to see his father and Hawkfrost on a regular basis in his dreams. On one occasion, Brambleclaw sees Tawnypelt in a dream, hotly declining her father's offer of power and warning Brambleclaw against listening to Tigerstar. Brambleclaw ignores her advice, convinced that Tigerstar is just trying to help Brambleclaw and Hawkfrost to become leaders.
After Firestar names Brambleclaw ThunderClan's new deputy, Tigerstar and Hawkfrost create a plan to lure Firestar into a Twoleg trap and have Brambleclaw kill the ThunderClan leader. When faced with the choice of killing Firestar, Brambleclaw refuses and begins to rescue Firestar from the fox trap. In response, Hawkfrost attacks Brambleclaw, and in order to save his life and Firestar's, Brambleclaw kills Hawkfrost by driving the fox trap's stake into his half brother's throat. In his last moments, Hawkfrost hints that another cat helped him (Brambleclaw presumes that this is a ThunderClan warrior), and that their feud is not over. Although Firestar praises Brambleclaw and calls him a worthy deputy of ThunderClan, Brambleclaw worries about what Tigerstar will do to him.
In The Power of Three, Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight have three kits, Hollypaw, Jaypaw and Lionpaw. Brambleclaw cares about his kits very much, because when Jaypaw fell into the hollow, he showed great concern and continuously asked Leafpool if he was okay. Currently Brambleclaw is unaware of the cat that helped Hawkfrost.
Nothing has been revealed about Brambleclaw's role in The Power of Three, except that his and Squirrelflight's three kits are significant characters. In the The Power of Three, it has been revealed that Lionpaw, Jaypaw, and Hollypaw have special powers, with which they have to save the forest, and that the future of the forest is in their paws.
- Mentors: Firestar (regular mentor), Tigerstar (in dreams)
- Apprentices: Berrypaw
- Mate: Squirrelflight
- Kin: Cloudstar, Birdflight, Gorseclaw, Spottedpelt (ancestors), Hollypaw, Jaypaw, Lionpaw, (kits) Goldenflower (mother), Tigerstar (father), Tawnypelt (sister), Swiftpaw, Hawkfrost, Mothwing (half-brothers and sister), Tawnypelt's unnamed kits (nieces and nephews), Spottedleaf (cousin)
- Formerly Known As: Bramblekit (Forest of Secrets - A Dangerous Path), Bramblepaw (A Dangerous Path - Firestar's Quest)
Leafpool is a light brown tabby with white paws, a white chest, and amber eyes. She is the daughter of Firestar and Sandstorm, and the sister of Squirrelflight. It is confirmed that Leafpool was named after Spottedleaf, Firestar's first love, and also Leafstar, the leader of SkyClan. Leafpool is the polar opposite of Squirrelflight, obeying the medicine cat code and "being able to sit still." As of Twilight, she is ThunderClan's current medicine cat, and she was given her full medicine cat name in Starlight. She may have got her tabby colouring from her paternal grandparents, as her aunt Princess has a similar coat pattern. Leafpool is given her warrior name "Leafpool" because she was the one who found the Moonpool in the Clan's new home.
Leafpool is shy and mostly quiet in the first books in The New Prophecy. However, when her mentor Cinderpelt dies in Twilight, she becomes more outgoing, and more snappish, like Yellowfang and Cinderpelt. Leafpool has a special connection with StarClan, and in a dream in Sunset, StarClan tells her that she will walk a path that only a few medicine cats have walked before. It is revealed in Secrets of the Clans that this means she will face a destiny unlike any medicine cat before her. Leafpool is good friends with Sorreltail, a ThunderClan queen, and Mothwing, RiverClan's medicine cat.
At the end of Moonrise, she is captured by Twolegs while trying to figure out where Cloudtail, Brightheart and Mistyfoot went. When Squirrelflight returns from the journey, she has a dream where Spottedleaf shows her where Leafpool is trapped, and she rescues her and the other cats. While Leafpool is trapped, she befriends a kittypet named Cody, who stays with ThunderClan after escaping the Twoleg trap.
After the four Clans have arrived at their new home by the lake, Leafpool gets a prophecy from StarClan that says: Before there is peace, blood will spill blood and the lake will run red.
Also in Starlight, Leafpool finds the Moonpool, the equivalent of the Moonstone in the new territory, and it is there that Leafpool is given her full name. She maintains a close relationship with Spottedleaf, and sometimes speaks with Feathertail too. Though she is horrified to learn that her friend, Mothwing, the RiverClan medicine cat, does not believe in StarClan, Leafpool is still loyal to her and has not revealed Mothwing's secret to any cat. She also falls in love with Crowfeather, a WindClan cat.
In Twilight, Leafpool is distracted by her love for Crowfeather (going to give Firestar a nettle seed instead of poppy seeds, trying to get rid of Mousefur's ticks with yarrow), and she eventually decides to run away with him. After hearing from Midnight as they journey away from the Clans' territory, she decides that she can't leave them to be torn apart by badgers and returns. Leafpool is devastated when she watches Cinderpelt die in the nursery by Sorreltail's side, and she's upset that Cinderpelt knew of her oncoming death, but had never told Leafpool. She thinks that if Cinderpelt had told her, she would have been forced to stay and could possibly have saved Cinderpelt's life. Cinderpelt confesses that she could never have forced Leafpool to do such a thing.
In Sunset, Bluestar, Lionheart, and Yellowfang reveal to her that Leafpool was to stumble on a path few medicine cats have walked on, but the cats of StarClan could not reveal her future. Also, Leafpool sees that Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight were destined to be together, and that Brambleclaw would keep ThunderClan safe.
Leafpool also has visions of a trio of stars whose brightness threatens to rival the moon's. She sees the stars a total of three times, and Bluestar and Spottedleaf reveal respectively that there are cats Leafpool has yet to meet who will shape her future, and that the stars are a sign, though it isn't time for Leafpool to discover what the sign means. The three stars may be referring to Leafpool's future relatives Jaypaw, Hollypaw, and Lionpaw, Squirrelflight's kits in the Power of Three series.
In The Sight, she takes on Hollypaw as a medicine cat apprentice, but Hollypaw later finds that she'd rather be a warrior. Leafpool, along with Spottedleaf, want Jaypaw to be the medicine cat apprentice because of his abilities to communicate with StarClan and his other gifts. It is said that when Leafpool and Hollypaw touch noses when she is apprenticed, that there is a look of pain and sadness in Leafpool's and Squirrelflight's eyes, which confused Hollypaw, and it is still unknown why that is. A tension between Leafpool and Crowfeather still exists, which Jaypaw notices. Leafpool also seems unhappy with Nightcloud and Crowfeather's relationship.
In Secrets of the Clans, she explains what the life of a medicine cat is like, and gives a list of medical herbs. She even includes deathberries as a warning not to eat them.
In Firestar's Quest, it is said that she was named after Leafstar, the current leader of SkyClan.
- Mentor: Cinderpelt
- Apprentices: Willowpaw (Mothwing's apprentice; Leafpool mentors her in the ways of StarClan), Hollypaw (until she becomes a warrior apprentice), Jaypaw
- Mate: Crowfeather (temporarily)
- Kin: Sandstorm (mother), Firestar (father), Squirrelflight (sister), Cloudtail, Princess's other kits, Whitewing (cousins) Princess (aunt), Hollypaw, Jaypaw, Lionpaw (niece and nephews)
- Formerly Known As: Leafkit (Firestar's Quest - before Midnight), Leafpaw (Midnight - Starlight)
Squirreflight is a dark ginger, flame-colored she-cat with green eyes and one white forepaw. She is the daughter of Firestar and Sandstorm, an exact lookalike of Firestar (except for her white forepaw), and the sister of Leafpool. In Firestar's Quest it is revealed that she was named for her fluffy tail. She is a ThunderClan warrior, and as an apprentice in Midnight, she had pestered Brambleclaw (after following him) to let her in on the journey, although she had not been chosen. In Starlight, Firestar gives her her warrior name before all of the Clans, the first new warrior in the Clans' new home.
She is fond of Brambleclaw, but sees his relationship with Hawkfrost as treason. Both Squirrelflight and her sister Leafpool are distrusting of Hawkfrost, and Squirrelflight is angry with Brambleclaw, who continues to defend his brother. In Twilight, she hasn't completely lost her feelings for Brambleclaw, although they argue frequently. When Brambleclaw objects to Firestar's choice of taking in Daisy and her three kits, Squirrelflight wonders if he thinks the same of her because she's half kittypet through her father.
Squirrelflight eventually realizes that she wouldn't want to leave the Clans behind for Ashfur, like Leafpool had done with Crowfeather, yet she wasn't sure if she would for Brambleclaw. After the devastating badger attack, Squirrelflight tries to push away the fact that, during the battle, she was more concerned for Brambleclaw than Ashfur.
Also, Squirrelflight has a special bond with her sister, Leafpool. The two sisters are able to feel what the other is feeling at almost any time, even when separated. During Squirrelflight and the other five cats' journey to the sun-drown-place, Squirrelflight has dreams and often gets messages of what's happening in the Clans back in the forest because of Leafpool. When Tawnypelt gets a rat bite on her shoulder, none of the journeying cats remember the herb that will cure the injury. Squirrelflight has a lingering feeling that she knows which herb it is, and back in the forest, Leafpool continues to think of burdock root for seemingly no reason.
Eventually, Leafpool eats a bit of burdock root, and the next day, Squirrelflight wakes up with the taste of the herb in her mouth. She soon recognizes it as burdock root, and finds the herb. Another example of this bond is when Leafpool gets captured by the Twolegs. Squirrelflight has dreams about being captured and knows that something has happened to her sister. Later, she is visited by Spottedleaf, and led in a dream to the place where Leafpool and the other cats are being held.
In The Power of Three, Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw have three kits, Hollypaw, Jaypaw and Lionpaw. The kits are born before The Sight, outside of ThunderClan's hollow, and Squirrelflight had to wait before the kits were able to travel before moving them. The kits were also nursed by Ferncloud, because Squirrelflight's milk didn't come. The story never says what happened when Squirrelflight was a queen, because The Sight begins when the kits are nearing their apprenticeships.
In Secrets of the Clans, she gives a tour of the ThunderClan lake camp.
- Mentor: Dustpelt
- Mate: Brambleclaw, Ashfur (temporarily)
- Kin: Hollypaw, Jaypaw, Lionpaw (kits), Sandstorm (mother), Firestar (father), Leafpool (sister), Cloudtail, Princess's other kits, Whitewing (cousins), Princess (aunt)
- Formerly Known As: Squirrelkit (Firestar's Quest - before Midnight), Squirrelpaw (Midnight - Starlight)
See the RiverClan entry
For information on the ShadowClan elder, see here
Ashfur is a pale gray tom with darker flecks and dark blue eyes. He is the son of Brindleface, brother of Ferncloud, and uncle of Spiderleg, Shrewpaw, Birchfall, Hollykit, Larchkit, Foxkit, and Icekit. Ashfur was an apprentice and also Cloudtail's friend in Rising Storm. In Starlight and Twilight, he became the object of Squirrelflight's affections. He defends her from Brambleclaw, though she says she can take care herself. He becomes Birchfall's mentor, much to Brambleclaw's anger.
In Sunset, Ashfur loses Squirrelflight to Brambleclaw, becomes very angry at both of them, and insults Brambleclaw, Squirrelflight and Leafpool when Brambleclaw is appointed deputy. He loves Squirrelflight, and believes that they are perfect for each other. Ashfur also distrusts Brambleclaw, because of how Brambleclaw's father, Tigerstar, brutally murdered Ashfur's mother, Brindleface, along with other innocent cats in his quest for power. Ashfur ends up ignoring Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw for the rest of the book, even though Squirrelflight tries to explain that somehow she felt that StarClan has destined her and Brambleclaw to be together.
In The Sight when ThunderClan finds out that Brambleclaw was still deputy, Ashfur cheers, much to the surprise of his Clanmates.
- Mentor: Dustpelt
- Apprentices: Birchfall, Lionpaw
- Mate: None, but he fell in love with Squirrelflight
- Kin: Brindleface (mother), Ferncloud (sister), unknown dead kits (siblings), Spiderleg, Shrewpaw, Birchfall, Larchkit, Hollykit, Foxkit, Icekit (nephews and nieces)
- Formerly Known As: Ashpaw (Rising Storm - between The Darkest Hour and Firestar's Quest)
Berrypaw is a cream-colored tom, like his mother Daisy. He and his siblings, Mousepaw and Hazelpaw, were brought by Daisy to ThunderClan when they were very young and Firestar allows them to join ThunderClan for as long as they wish. Originally, his mother planned to name him Berry, but when he, Daisy, and his siblings join ThunderClan, the kits' names are changed to agree with Clan naming tradition. He and his siblings get into trouble with Brightheart when the three kits raid Cinderpelt's herbal supply. Eventually, they warm up to Brightheart and her scarred face. Berrypaw even claims that Brightheart should be a medicine cat instead of Leafpool when the she-cat runs off with Crowfeather.
In Sunset, half of Berrykit's tail was torn off as a result of Berrykit accidentally getting it stuck in a fox trap. Leafpool was unable to save Berrykit's tail. This doesn't seem to bother the kit, and has given him a new found respect for Brambleclaw, one of his saviors. Brambleclaw watches Berrykit with a close eye, hoping to become the kit's future mentor. When Firestar makes Brambleclaw his deputy, he announces that when Berrykit is apprenticed, Brambleclaw will be his mentor, hoping to reject any cat saying that Brambleclaw cannot be a deputy since he has never mentored a cat. Because of this, during the deputy naming ceremony, Berrykit's exclamation can be heard from Leafpool's spot on Highledge.
In The Sight, he is an apprentice; however, some cats, like Owlpaw, mock him by calling him a kittypet. However, it was revealed in Secrets of the Clans that he and his siblings were born after Daisy left the horseplace and simply have kittypet blood.
- Mentor: Brambleclaw
- Kin: Daisy (mother), Smoky (father), Mousepaw, Hazelpaw (siblings)
- Formerly Known As: Berry (Twilight), Berrykit (Twilight - between Sunset and The Sight)
Birchfall is a light brown tabby tom, and one of Dustpelt's and Ferncloud's sons. He was born in Midnight along with his now-dead siblings Larchkit and Hollykit. He survived the Great Famine and the Great Journey as the only kit in the Clan. He is from Dustpelt's and Ferncloud's second litter, and, as a kit, was very adventurous. When he was young, he went after some prey and nearly fell off the cliff in ThunderClan camp, surviving only because of Brambleclaw, who pulled him back. In Sunset, Birchfall is sent out on an assessment by Ashfur. Later, Firestar, who is caught in a fox trap, says that Birchfall had told him that Blackstar was waiting on ThunderClan's territory.
In Power of Three, Birchfall appears as a warrior.
- Mentor: Ashfur
- Kin: Dustpelt (father), Ferncloud (mother), Shrewpaw, Spiderleg, Hollykit, Larchkit, Icekit, Foxkit (siblings), Brindleface (grandmother), Ashfur (uncle)
- Formerly Known As: Birchkit (Midnight - Twilight), Birchpaw (Twilight - between Sunset and The Sight)
Brook Where Small Fish Swim (Brook) is a brown tabby she-cat with gray eyes, younger sister to Talon of Swooping Eagle, a prey-hunter, and a member of the Tribe of Rushing Water. Brook is from a younger litter than her brother, and when their mother was killed by Sharptooth, Brook was looked after by Talon.
She befriended Stormfur in Moonrise and later they both fell in love. However, when Brook was forced to betray him, he didn't forgive her until Sharptooth was killed later in the book. In Dawn, Stormfur chose to leave RiverClan and join her Tribe. She appears in the final scene of Twilight with Stormfur in ThunderClan camp at the conclusion of badger battle. The reason they have come is unknown, though they claim it to be that they wanted to see if the Clans were settling in.
In Sunset, Brook and Stormfur stay with ThunderClan for a short time, only to leave for RiverClan. They intend to stay with Stormfur's former Clan and Brook plans to become a warrior. Brambleclaw, on a voyage around the lake appointed by Firestar, sees Brook accidentally chase a squirrel across the border to ShadowClan. Hawkfrost spots Brook and the three cats go back to RiverClan's camp. After a number of RiverClan cats claim that Brook shouldn't be in RiverClan because she can't follow the warrior code nor does she know it. Hawkfrost tells Leopardstar that he would have liked for Brook to be run over by a monster that barely missed her.
A moment later, Hawkfrost goads Stormfur into attacking him. Blackclaw and Mistyfoot pull the warriors apart, and Leopardstar reluctantly exiles Stormfur & Brook from RiverClan, saying that he has forgotten, just doesn't care for, or doesn't believe in the warrior code. They leave RiverClan, and the two are then taken back to ThunderClan by Brambleclaw. Firestar accepts their return, though he meets some disagreement from a few cats.
In The Sight, Jaypaw said Brook's scent smelled like the mountain wind and the falling waterfalls, and that her voice is slightly deep, and her accent is thick.
- Mentor: Unnamed Tribe cat, Stormfur (he trains her to live in the forest)
- Mate: Stormfur
- Kin: Talon of Swooping Eagle (brother)
Cinderpaw is the reincarnation of Cinderpelt (although Leafpool is the only one in ThunderClan to know it). When Leafpool discovers this hidden secret, she no longer feels alone and she knows that her former mentor will always be watching over her. She is Sorreltail and Brackenfur's fluffy gray she-kit and sister to Molepaw, Honeypaw, and Poppypaw. She was born during the badger attack at the end of Twilight, and named after Cinderpelt, her aunt (Brackenfur's sister), who was killed by a badger while helping Sorreltail with her kitting.
It is revealed in The Sight that Cinderpaw has no recollection of being Cinderpelt, though she does carry some of Cinderpelt's traits, such as her high energy, a certain knowing look she seems to have and a way that she flicks her paw. Most of these traits are noticed by either Leafpool or Brackenfur. In The Sight Cinderpaw is also one of Hollypaw's closest friends. They are in training together.
- Mentor: Cloudtail
- Kin: Sorreltail (mother), Brackenfur (father), Molepaw, Honeypaw, Poppypaw (siblings), Cinderpelt, Brightheart (aunts), Thornclaw, Rainwhisker, Sootfur (uncles), Bluestar (great-great aunt), Whitewing, Mistyfoot, Stonefur, Mosskit, Mistyfoot's kits (cousins), Frostfur, Willowpelt (grandmothers), Whitestorm (grandfather), Snowfur (great-grandmother), Moonflower (great-great grandmother)
- Formerly Known As: Cinderkit (Sunset - between Sunset and The Sight)
Daisy is a creamy-brown-colored she-cat with blue eyes, and a kittypet/loner. She is first introduced in Starlight, living in a barn with two other loners, Floss and Smoky, at the horseplace located in the Clans' new home. Her mate is Smoky, a white and gray tom.
In Twilight, she and her kits run away from the barn when Floss's kits were taken by Twolegs. Firestar offers her a place in the Clan for her and her kits. She stays, and Cloudtail offers to teach her some fighting moves, although she is not much of a fighter. Her kits are Hazelpaw, Mousepaw, and Berrypaw.
Daisy never ends up being a very good fighter, and becomes very afraid of the forest in Sunset, after the badger attack on ThunderClan. Unfortunately for her, before Daisy has a chance to recover from her shock, Berrypaw's tail is mangled by a fox trap and Daisy's fear of the forest escalates. As a result, in Sunset, she runs away with her kits back to the barn they had come from. Cloudtail and Brambleclaw later come and convince her to return, and the kits are glad to be back in ThunderClan.
At first, Daisy is in love with Cloudtail, although he may not realize it. Later, Daisy apologizes to Brightheart for her affections. Daisy admits that a reason she left ThunderClan was because she didn't have any cat in the Clan that she was close to, like Brightheart was with Cloudtail. Brightheart accepts Daisy's apology, and they become good friends.
In The Sight, the other cats have warmed up to her a bit. In The Sight, it is also mentioned that Daisy was the one who groomed Squirrelflight's kits when Ferncloud nursed them.
In Secret of the Clans it says that she was still expecting kits when she left the horseplace, meaing that her kits were born on the moorland or in the forest. Thus, her kits are not truly kittypets, having not been born with Twolegs.
On a recent chat online with Erin Hunter, it was revealed that Daisy will in fact have another litter of kits soon, although the father was left untold by the authors.
- Mentor: Cloudtail (he trains her to defend herself)
- Mate: Smoky
- Kin: Berrypaw, Mousepaw, Hazelpaw (kits)
Ferncloud is a sweet, pale gray she-cat with darker flecks and green eyes. She is the daughter of Brindleface, mate of Dustpelt and the mother of Spiderleg, Shrewpaw, Birchfall, Larchkit, Hollykit, Icekit and Foxkit, making her the mother of the most kits in the series.
She was Darkstripe's apprentice until he tried to poison Sorreltail and was exiled, at which point she became Longtail's apprentice. She was very timid and caring, and in the battle with BloodClan, became Cinderpelt's helper, as she didn't want to fight.
In The New Prophecy, she was a fidgety queen, and has continued to be so ever since. She has become friends with Daisy, Dawnflower and Tallpoppy. When Daisy ran away, Ferncloud and Sorreltail were both distraught.
In The Sight, Ferncloud is still a queen and suckled Hollypaw, Jaypaw and Lionpaw when Squirrelflight's milk didn't come. She has given birth to Icekit and Foxkit.
- Mentor: Darkstripe (until Darkstripe poisons Sorreltail), Longtail
- Mate: Dustpelt
- Kin: Brindleface (mother), Ashfur, dead kits (siblings), Spiderleg, Shrewpaw, Birchfall, Larchkit, Hollykit, Foxkit, Icekit (kits)
- Formerly Known As: Fernpaw (Rising Storm - Firestar's Quest)
Hazelpaw is a small she-cat with gray and white fur, like her father Smoky. She and her brothers, Berrypaw and Mousepaw, were brought by Daisy to ThunderClan when they were very young and Firestar allows them to join ThunderClan for as long as they wish. Originally, her name was Hazel, but Leafpool and Daisy change her and her brothers names when they join ThunderClan. She and her brothers get into a lot of trouble with Brightheart when the three kits raid Cinderpelt's herb supply. They soon warm up to Brightheart and her scarred face.
In The Sight, Hazelpaw is an apprentice, and is quite friendly towards Jaypaw.
In Secret of the Clans it was revealed that her mother left Horseplace before she and her two bothers were kitted, and simply has kittypet blood, but was not born a kittypet.
- Mentor: Dustpelt
- Kin: Daisy (mother), Smoky (father), Berrypaw, Mousepaw (siblings)
- Formerly Known As: Hazel (Twilight), Hazelkit (Twilight - between Sunset and The Sight)
Hollykit was a gray she-cat kit with amber eyes of ThunderClan. She was one of the daughters of Ferncloud and Dustpelt. She was also the sister of Larchkit, Shrewpaw, Birchfall, and Spiderleg at the time. Not much else is known about Hollykit.
In Dawn, Hollykit dies from freezing to death during the destruction of the old forest.
In Starlight, she is seen playing with Larchkit when Leafpool finds the Moonpool and sees all of StarClan.
- Kin: Ferncloud (mother), Dustpelt (father), Larchkit, Shrewpaw, Spiderleg, Birchfall, Icekit, Foxkit (siblings), Brindleface (grandmother), Ashfur (uncle)
- Death: Froze to death, Dawn
Honeypaw is a pale golden-brown tabby she-cat, and the daughter of Brackenfur and Sorreltail. She resembles her father Brackenfur and her uncle Thornclaw. She was born at the end of Twilight.
Honeypaw is the only one of Sorreltail's litter to not die or have a near-death experience (after Molepaw dies, Poppypaw almost dies from greencough, and Cinderpaw might die after falling out of Sky Oak).
In The Sight Honeypaw is an apprentice, mentored by Sandstorm.
- Mentor: Sandstorm
- Kin: Sorreltail (mother), Brackenfur (father), Molepaw (brother), Poppypaw, Cinderpaw (sisters), Whitestorm (grandfather), Willowpelt, Frostfur (grandmothers), Thornclaw, Rainwhisker, Sootfur (uncles), Brightheart, Cinderpelt (aunts), Snowfur (great-grandmother), Moonflower (great-great grandmother), Bluestar (great-great aunt), Mistyfoot, Stonefur, Mosskit (dead), Mistyfoot's kits, Whitewing (cousins)
- Formerly Known As: Honeykit (Sunset - between Sunset and The Sight)
Larchkit was a dark brown tabby she-cat kit of ThunderClan. She was one of the kits of Ferncloud and Dustpelt. She was also the sister of Hollykit, Shrewpaw, Birchfall, and Spiderleg at the time. Not much else is known about Larchkit.
In Moonrise, Larchkit died from starvation during the destruction of the old forest. Ferncloud couldn't produce enough milk to feed her, due to the prey shortage.
It was also revealed in Dawn that Larchkit was a she-cat.
In Starlight, Larchkit was playing with Hollykit in StarClan when Leafpool finds the Moonpool.
- Kin: Ferncloud (mother), Dustpelt (father), Hollykit, Shrewpaw, Spiderleg, Birchfall, Icekit, Foxkit (siblings), Brindleface (grandmother), Ashfur (uncle)
- Death: Starvation, Moonrise
Molepaw was the son of Sorreltail and Brackenfur. He was the only tom of Sorreltail's litter. He was born at the end of Twilight.
In The Sight it was revealed he died due to a cough that had not responded to Leafpool's herbs.
- Kin: Sorreltail (mother), Brackenfur (father), Honeypaw, Poppypaw, Cinderpaw (sisters), Whitestorm (grandfather), Willowpelt, Frostfur (grandmothers), Thornclaw, Rainwhisker, Sootfur (uncles), Brightheart, Cinderpelt (aunts) Snowfur (great-grandmother), Moonflower (great-great grandmother), Bluestar (great-great aunt), Mistyfoot, Stonefur, Mosskit (dead), Mistyfoot's kits, Whitewing (cousins)
- Death: Cough, Sunset - The Sight
- Formerly Known As: Molekit (Sunset - between Sunset and The Sight)
Mousepaw is a gray and white tom like his father, Smoky (a kittypet/loner that lives in the horse place). He and his siblings, Berrypaw and Hazelpaw, were brought by Daisy to ThunderClan when they were very young and Firestar allows them to join ThunderClan for as long as they wish. Originally, his name was Mouse, but Leafpool and Daisy change him and his siblings names when they join ThunderClan. He and his siblings get into a lot of trouble with Brightheart when the three kits raid Cinderpelt's herb supply. Brightheart treats him roughly. He calls her "that ugly cat" in return. Eventually, he and his siblings warm up to Brightheart and her scarred face.
In The Sight, he is an apprentice and becomes very good friends with Lionpaw, first covering for him when he sneaks out of the nursery as a kit and then showing him around at the Gathering. He even reluctantly leaves Minnowpaw, a RiverClan apprentice he has a crush on, to show Lionpaw more. According to Lionpaw he is moony-eyed around her.
In Secrets of the Clans it was stated that Mousepaw is not a Kittypet, having not been born in Horseplace, but simply has Kittypet blood.
In the excerpt of Dark River at the back of The Sight, Mousepaw climbs a tree and gets stuck. He gets down halfway with the help of Cinderpaw but, she falls saving him.
- Mentor: Spiderleg
- Kin: Daisy (mother), Smoky (father), Berrypaw, Hazelpaw (siblings)
- Formerly Known As: Mouse (Twilight), Mousekit (Twilight - between Sunset and The Sight)
Poppypaw is a tortoiseshell-and-white she-cat, like her mother. She is the daughter of Brackenfur and Sorreltail. She was born at the end of Twilight. In an excerpt of The Sight, she is mentioned as an apprentice helping to track the fox cubs. After catching greencough from Mousefur, she is very near to joining StarClan, when Jaypaw persuades her not to go near the Moonpool lined with StarClan in her fevered dreams. After Jaypaw tells her this, she stays away from the ranks of StarClan and makes a full recovery.
- Mentor: Thornclaw
- Kin: Sorreltail (mother), Brackenfur (father), Molepaw (brother), Honeypaw, Cinderpaw (sisters), Whitestorm (grandfather), Willowpelt, Frostfur (grandmothers), Thornclaw, Rainwhisker, Sootfur (uncles), Brightheart, Cinderpelt (aunts), Snowfur (great-grandmother), Moonflower (great-great grandmother), Bluestar (great-great aunt), Mistyfoot, Stonefur, Mosskit (dead), Mistyfoot's kits, Whitewing (cousins)
- Formerly Known As: Poppykit (Sunset - between Sunset and The Sight)
Rainwhisker was the son of Willowpelt and Whitestorm, and the sibling of Sorreltail and Sootfur. He is a dark gray tom with blue eyes and a hard-working ThunderClan warrior. Rainwhisker usually guards the camp at night, unless an apprentice is sitting vigil.
In Dawn, he becomes good friends with Swallowtail of RiverClan, and some say he liked her and thought there would be more half-RiverClan half-ThunderClan kits. In Starlight, he went to lick her ears but stopped himself since the act was awkward among the recently separated Clans.
In The Sight, it is revealed that he was killed by a falling branch.
- Mentor: Cloudtail
- Kin: Willowpelt (mother), Whitestorm (father), Sootfur, Sorreltail (siblings), Molepaw, Honeypaw, Poppypaw, Cinderpaw (nephew and nieces), Snowfur (grandmother), Moonflower (great grandmother), Bluestar (great aunt), Mistyfoot, Stonefur, Mosskit, Mistyfoot's kits (cousins)
- Death: Killed by a falling branch, Sunset - The Sight
- Formerly Known As: Rainkit (The Darkest Hour - between The Darkest Hour and Firestar's Quest), Rainpaw (between Firestar's Quest and Midnight)
Shrewpaw was a small dark brown tom of ThunderClan with amber eyes. He was one of the sons, and first litters, of Ferncloud and Dustpelt. He was also the brother of Hollykit, Larchkit, Birchfall, Spiderleg, Foxkit, and Icekit (though he did not live to see them). Shrewpaw never went to a Gathering, as he said he would have seen his first Gathering had Fourtrees not been cut down.
He is seen playing with his brother Spiderleg in Firestar's Quest.
In Dawn, Shrewpaw dies from being hit by a Twoleg monster, or a bulldozer of some type, while chasing a pheasant. He breaks his neck in the process. Whitewing seemed to be very close to him, and when he dies, she is devastated.
In Starlight, Leafpool sees Shrewpaw with Larchkit and Hollykit in StarClan when she finds the Moonpool.
- Mentor: Thornclaw
- Kin: Ferncloud (mother), Dustpelt (father), Hollykit, Larchkit, Spiderleg, Birchfall, Icekit, Foxkit (siblings), Brindleface (grandmother), Ashfur (uncle)
- Death: Hit by a monster, Dawn
- Formerly Known As: Shrewkit (Firestar's Quest)
Sootfur was a light gray tom with amber eyes, a ThunderClan warrior, brother of Sorreltail and Rainwhisker, and a son of Willowpelt and Whitestorm.
In Firestar's Quest Willowpelt dies saving him from a badger.
In Twilight Sootfur is a hot-tempered, hostile young warrior, but cares for his kin. Sootfur is killed during the badger attack on ThunderClan.
- Mentors: Longtail, Thornclaw (after Longtail's sight fails)
- Kin: Willowpelt (mother), Whitestorm (father), Rainwhisker, Sorreltail (siblings), Molepaw, Honeypaw, Poppypaw, Cinderpaw (nephew and nieces), Snowfur (grandmother), Moonflower (great grandmother), Bluestar (great aunt), Mistyfoot, Stonefur, Mosskit (dead), Mistyfoot's kits (cousins)
- Death: Killed by a badger, Twilight
- Formerly Known As: Sootkit (The Darkest Hour - between The Darkest Hour and Midnight), Sootpaw (between The Darkest Hour and Midnight)
Sorreltail is a tortoiseshell and white she-cat with amber eyes and a ThunderClan warrior. Her brothers are Sootfur and Rainwhisker, and she was first seen in The Darkest Hour as a kit, the daughter of Willowpelt and Whitestorm. When she overheard Darkstripe talking to Blackfoot of ShadowClan, Darkstripe tried to kill her by feeding her deathberries. Cinderpelt was able to save her, but to this day she has a fear of the little red berries.
In Firestar's Quest Dustpelt becomes her mentor while Sandstorm is away with Firestar.
In The New Prophecy she is one of Leafpool's closest friends. When Leafpool decided to go on a secret mission to WindClan, she accompanied her. Mudclaw chased them both into RiverClan where Mothwing helped them get home. She also accompanied Leafpool to go searching for Mistyfoot and Cloudtail. When Leafpool was caught by the Twolegs in Dawn, she blamed herself and later led the rest of the Clan on a rescue mission.
In Twilight, Sorreltail becomes pregnant with Brackenfur's kits and gives birth to them in the middle of the battle against the badgers. After Cinderpelt is killed, Leafpool finishes helping Sorreltail with her kitting, and she gives birth to four healthy kits. It is bittersweet, however, for both Brackenfur and Sorreltail. Cinderpelt was Brackenfur's sister, and Sootfur was Sorreltail's brother. He had gotten his two hind legs broken, and was later killed by a badger as he tried to climb Leafpool's secret exit to the cliff. Rainwhisker was the one who delivered the news of their brother's death to Sorreltail.
In The Sight, Sorreltail's daughter, Poppypaw, almost dies from sickness. Jaypaw convinces her to stay away from StarClan, and Sorreltail is very grateful. In between Sunset and The Sight her only son Molepaw dies of a cough that did not respond to Leafpool's herbs.
Sorreltail is now the only surviving member of her litter, as both her brothers are dead. She also lost both her parents.
- Mentors: Sandstorm, Dustpelt
- Mate: Brackenfur
- Kin: Molepaw, Honeypaw, Poppypaw, Cinderpaw (kits), Willowpelt (mother), Whitestorm (father), Sootfur, Rainwhisker (brothers), Snowfur (grandmother), Moonflower (great-grandmother), Bluestar (great-aunt), Stonefur, Mosskit (dead), Mistyfoot, Mistyfoot's kits (cousins)
- Formerly Known As: Sorrelkit (The Darkest Hour - Firestar's Quest), Sorrelpaw (Firestar's Quest - Midnight)
Spiderleg is a black ThunderClan tom with a brown underbelly and long legs and amber eyes. He was Mousefur's last apprentice, receiving his warrior name in Starlight. He is a young warrior, who seems a bit hasty (he is even more hot-headed then his father Dustpelt), one example of this being when he ran towards the new ThunderClan camp, nearly falling over the edge of the hollow in the process. He also nearly agreed with Ashfur's accusation of Leafpool making up her dream about Brambleclaw becoming deputy because he was Squirrelflight's mate. Instead, he thought better of it when the rest of ThunderClan didn't agree.
He was seen briefly in Firestar's Quest, playing with his brother Shrewpaw.
In The Sight, he receives his first apprentice Mousepaw.
- Mentor: Mousefur
- Apprentices: Mousepaw
- Kin: Dustpelt (father), Ferncloud (mother), Shrewpaw, Larchkit, Hollykit, Birchfall, Icekit, Foxkit (siblings), Brindleface (grandmother), Ashfur (uncle)
- Formerly Known As: Spiderkit (before Firestar's Quest), Spiderpaw (Midnight - Starlight)
Whitewing is a white she-cat with green eyes. She is the daughter of Cloudtail and Brightheart of ThunderClan, cousin of Leafpool and Squirrelflight, and the great-niece of Firestar.
She was seen as a kit in Firestar's Quest.
In Dawn, her fellow apprentice Shrewpaw dies, and Whitewing is extremely sad. She sat vigil for him longer than Squirrelflight. In Twilight, she gets a new apprentice to train with; Birchfall, and the two become very close, always wanting to train together. In Sunset, her parents get into a big fight over Daisy, and Whitewing is very upset because she loves them both.
As of The Sight, she has become a warrior. She is amongst the ThunderClan cats that help chase a dog pack away from WindClan.
- Mentor: Brackenfur
- Kin: Brightheart (mother), Cloudtail (father), Firestar (great uncle), Brackenfur, Thornclaw (uncles), Cinderpelt (aunt), Princess, Frostfur (grandmothers), Squirrelflight, Leafpool, Molepaw, Honeypaw, Poppypaw, Cinderpaw, Jaypaw, Hollypaw, Lionpaw (cousins)
- Formerly Known As: Whitekit (Firestar's Quest), Whitepaw (Midnight - between Sunset and The Sight)
Power of ThreeEdit
Hollypaw is a black ThunderClan she-cat with green eyes. She is Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw's daughter. Firestar, Sandstorm, Tigerstar, and Goldenflower's grandkit, and Princess' grand niece for she is Firestar's sister and Hollypaw is the sister of Jaypaw and Lionpaw. These three kits have these powers because the blood of both Firestar and Tigerstar runs through them, giving them "more power for good or evil than any cat that has ever walked the forest before."
Hollypaw is also a cat who "sticks to the warrior code like a caterpillar to a leaf." She makes sure that she doesn't go against the code and hates it when cats are in pain.
When Hollypaw was a kit, she saw Leafpool treating Jaypaw when he fell into the hollow and wanted to help. When she gave herbs to her brother, she knew she wanted to be a medicine cat. When she tells Leafpool this, the tabby medicine cat agrees and becomes her mentor. Hollypaw soon realizes that she is awful at remembering herbs. With some encouraging from Brook, Hollypaw tells Leafpool that she doesn't want to be a medicine cat apprentice any longer, which was true. Her mentor and Firestar agree, so Brackenfur becomes her new mentor. Hollypaw finds out she is great at fighting and pretty good at hunting, and she knew she made the right decision. In the daylight Gathering that Squirrelflight suggested, Hollypaw wins the fighting against Heatherpaw and wins out of the apprentices of ThunderClan.
- Mentors: Leafpool (medicine cat apprentice), Brackenfur (warrior apprentice)
- Kin: Cloudstar, Birdflight, Gorseclaw, Spottedpelt (ancestors), Squirrelflight (mother), Brambleclaw (father), Jaypaw, Lionpaw (brothers), Leafpool, Tawnypelt, Mothwing (aunts), Hawkfrost, Swiftpaw (uncles), Firestar, Tigerstar (grandfathers), Sandstorm, Goldenflower (grandmothers), Spottedleaf, Cloudtail, Whitewing (cousins), Princess (great aunt)
- Formerly Known As: Hollykit (The Sight)
Jaypaw is a mottled light gray ThunderClan tom with clear sky-blue eyes. Jaypaw is Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw's son. Firestar, Sandstorm, Tigerstar, Goldenflower's grandkit, and Princess' grand nephew and the brother of Hollypaw and Lionpaw. These three kits may have these powers because the blood of both Firestar and Tigerstar runs through them, giving them "more power for good or evil than any cat that has ever walked the forest before."
Jaypaw is blind, though it rarely hinders him from finding his way around, it affects his sense of smell and hearing (enhancing it.) Although he wishes to be a warrior, humiliating experiences against a fox cub (in which he got his tail stuck in bracken and later fell into ThunderClan's hollow) and a later fight against ShadowClan (where he was forced to call upon Lionpaw's help in order to fight) discourage and frustrate him. Later, Spottedleaf informs him insistently that his destiny is to become a medicine cat, much to his displeasure, causing some friction between the two of them. Nevertheless, Jaypaw eventually, albeit bitterly, accepts it and becomes Leafpool's new apprentice. He is also aware of how much pain Brightheart feels because of his change of mentor and tries vainly several times to explain the reasons behind his decision throughout The Sight.
Because of his blindness, Jaypaw is often resentful, angry, annoyed, and rude. He feels as if all the other cats think of him as being a worthless, helpless kit. He is mocked by Owlpaw of ShadowClan, but in the skirmish between the two Clans, Jaypaw, with Lionpaw's help, defeats Owlpaw. He also inherits his mother Squirrelflight's sharp tongue as well as Tigerstar's ambition, as is shown at the end of The Sight.
He can see in his dreams, and sometimes, through his siblings eyes. He can tell what other cats, including StarClan's cats, are feeling, and he can walk in others' dreams.
- Mentors: Brightheart (warrior apprentice), Leafpool (medicine cat apprentice)
- Kin: Cloudstar, Birdflight, Gorseclaw, Spottedpelt (ancestors), Brambleclaw (father), Squirrelflight (mother) Hollypaw, Lionpaw (siblings), Swiftpaw, Hawkfrost (uncles), Leafpool, Tawnypelt, Mothwing (aunts), Firestar, Tigerstar (grandfathers), Sandstorm, Goldenflower (grandmothers), Spottedleaf, Cloudtail, Whitewing (cousins) Princess (great aunt)
- Formerly Known As: Jaykit (The Sight)
Lionpaw is a golden tabby ThunderClan tom with amber eyes. Lionpaw is Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw's son, Firestar, Sandstorm, Tigerstar's, Goldenflower's grandkit, Princess' grand nephew, and the brother of Jaypaw and Hollypaw. These three kits may have these powers because the blood of both Firestar and Tigerstar runs through them, giving them "more power for good or evil than any cat that has ever walked the forest before."
It is known that Lionpaw is a particularly good hunter, just as Hollypaw is a great fighter and Jaypaw is a great medicine cat.
After meeting a Windclan apprentice named Heatherpaw at a Gathering, Lionpaw develops a strong liking for her. During the dog chase in WindClan's territory, Lionpaw fears for Heatherpaw's safety. He rescues her from a dog after she gets stuck in a rabbit hole, attacking the canine fiercely and almost chasing after it when it flees.
At the Gathering of which his mother suggests of, Lionpaw and Breezepaw of WindClan are hunting against each other. But as they hunt for the same squirrel, the ground beneath them collapes and the den on top of them does as well. As he and Breezepaw's mouths are filled with soil, Jaypaw and Crowfeather dig them out and save them.
- Mentor: Ashfur
- Kin: Cloudstar, Birdflight, Gorseclaw, Spottedpelt (ancestors), Squirrelflight (mother), Brambleclaw (father), Hollypaw, Jaypaw (sister and brother), Leafpool, Tawnypelt, Mothwing (aunts), Swiftpaw, Hawkfrost (uncles), Firestar, Tigerstar (grandfathers), Sandstorm, Goldenflower (grandmothers), Spottedleaf, Cloudtail, Whitewing (cousins) Princess (great aunt)
- Formerly Known As: Lionkit (The Sight)
Foxkit is an auburn ThunderClan tom, and the son of Ferncloud and Dustpelt.
- Kin: Ferncloud (mother), Dustpelt (father), Spiderleg, Shrewpaw, Birchfall, Larchkit, Hollykit, Icekit (siblings), Ashfur (uncle), Brindleface (grandmother)
Icekit is a white ThunderClan she-cat with blue eyes, and the daughter of Ferncloud and Dustpelt. She seems to be friends with Hollypaw, as she was very sad when Hollypaw left the nursery.
- Kin: Ferncloud (mother), Dustpelt (father), Spiderleg, Shrewpaw, Birchfall, Larchkit, Hollykit, Foxkit (siblings), Ashfur (uncle), Brindleface (grandmother)
Millie is a feisty, independent, silver tabby she-cat (later dulls to gray).
She is first seen in The Lost Warrior as a kittypet who befriends Graystripe and shows him a forest when he's homesick. Millie becomes curious about Clan life after Graystripe explains it to her, and she wants him to teach her about being a warrior. Graystripe does, and Millie learns how to hunt and fight. Her skills come to use when she and Graystripe are confronted by Duke, (whom Graystripe had lost a fight to before) and two other kittypets. A fight breaks out and Graystripe and Millie emerge victorious. When Graystripe decides to go rejoin the Clans, Millie, who had helped to convince him of the idea, doesn't want to leave her Twoleg to go with him. She eventually changes her mind and ten days after Graystripe leaves, Millie finds him, sick and hallucinating, and nurses him back to health. The two then embark on their journey to find the Clans.
In The Sight, Millie joins ThunderClan after a Gathering, when Graystripe, her new mate, returns. At the Gathering, Blackstar challenges her, but, despite her nervousness, she meets his gaze sternly and Blackstar eventually looks away and backs off.
Sandstorm promised Millie that ThunderClan would have her in a nice, warm nest before the moon was much farther from the sky. Millie walked home from the Gathering alongside Sandstorm. When she and Graystripe get to ThunderClan's camp, Jaypaw is able to smell an infected wound on Millie's paw due to a thorn, Leafpool had told Hollypaw to do it, but the wound made her sick, so Leafpool took it over herself.
When sickness strikes ThunderClan, Millie reveals that when she was a kittypet, the Cutter (a veterinarian)gave her medicine so she would stay healthy. Firestar says that the Cutter did him a favor, and gave him a healthy warrior. Millie seems very happy at being called a warrior.
Millie was part of the patrol that goes from the camp by Lionpaw to defend the border from ShadowClan. She told Graystripe to go help Hollypaw and that she could take care of herself.
Although she is disliked for being a former kittypet, she proves her strength as a loyal ThunderClan warrior.
Vicky, the editor, has confirmed in an online chat that Millie and Graystripe will have kits sometime in the future.
- Mentor: Graystripe (teaches her to hunt and fight)
- Mate: Graystripe
Birdflight was a SkyClan warrior who moved into ThunderClan when SkyClan left the forest. She is a light brown tabby she-cat with long, fluffy fur and amber eyes. She appears in Leafstar's leader ceremony and gives Leafstar the life of faithfulness.
- Mate: Cloudstar
- Kin: Gorseclaw, Spottedpelt (kits), Spottedleaf, Tigerstar, Brambleclaw, Tawnypelt, Hawkfrost, Mothwing, Hollypaw, Jaypaw, Lionpaw (descendants)
Gorseclaw was a dark brown tabby tom with darker stripes and amber eyes, looks just like Tigerstar and Brambleclaw, and is Birdflight's son. He is a SkyClan cat but was raised in ThunderClan. He appears during Leafstar's naming ceremony. Nothing else is known about him.
- Kin: Cloudstar (father), Birdflight (mother), Spottedpelt (sister), Spottedleaf, Tigerstar, Brambleclaw, Tawnypelt, Tawnypelt's kits Hawkfrost, Mothwing, Hollypaw, Jaypaw, Lionpaw (descendants)
Kestrelwing was a dark brown tabby tom, and the medicine cat of ThunderClan when SkyClan was driven out. He allows Birdflight and her kits into ThunderClan. Nothing else is known about him.
Nettleclaw was a gray tabby tom with dark gray stripes, and a warrior of ThunderClan when SkyClan was driven out. Nothing else is known about him.
Redstar was a dark ginger tom, and the ThunderClan leader at the time SkyClan left the forest. He allowed Birdflight into ThunderClan when SkyClan were forced to flee. He also gives Leafstar the life of wisdom and apologized for driving SkyClan into exile. Not much else is known about him.
Seedpelt was a gray she-cat with darker flecks, and the ThunderClan deputy when SkyClan was driven out. Nothing else is known about her.
Spottedpelt was a slender tortoiseshell she-cat, and Birdflight's daughter. She is a SkyClan cat but was raised in ThunderClan. She appears during Leafstar's naming ceremony. Nothing else is known about her.
- Kin: Cloudstar (father), Birdflight (mother), Gorseclaw (brother), Spottedleaf, Tigerstar, Brambleclaw, Tawnypelt, Hawkfrost, Mothwing, Tawnypelt's kits, Hollypaw, Jaypaw, Lionpaw (descendants)
Warriors Field Guide: Secrets of the ClansEdit
There is a section in Warriors Field Guide: Secrets of the Clans that describes notable Clan Cats of the past, before Firestar entered the forest. Most of these are from the time of the earliest Clan cats or from the time right before Firestar came to ThunderClan, when Bluestar was still a warrior.
Cloudspots was the first medicine cat of ThunderClan. He was a long-furred black tom with white ears, a white chest, and two white paws. He was inquiring, curious, and thoughtful, though sometimes appeared shy and reserved. He was very keen in the theory of medicine, but he didn't like dealing with sickly kits. Cloudspots found the difference between whitecough and greencough, and thought catmint would be a possible cure.
Featherwhisker was a pale, silvery gray tom with bright amber eyes, unusually long feathery whiskers, and a sweeping plume of a tail. He was Sunstar's medicine cat and brother. He was gentle, sweet natured, and a kind mentor. He worked tirelessly to save his Clanmates during a greencough epidemic, which ultimately killed him. His apprentice was Spottedleaf.
- Apprentice: Spottedleaf
- Kin: Sunstar (brother)
- Death: Greencough
Lightningtail was ThunderClan's first deputy, under Thunderstar. Nothing else is known about him.
Moonflower was Bluestar and Snowfur's mother. She fought about Mosskit coming to StarClan because he was the kit of two cats from different Clans. The other thing that is known about her is that she was with Bluestar when she went to her first Gathering. She was a she-cat with yellow eyes as round as the moon.
- Kin: Snowfur, Bluestar (daughters), Whitestorm, Stonefur, Mosskit, Mistyfoot (grandkits), Mistyfoot's kits, Sorreltail, Sootfur, Rainwhisker (great-grandkits), Cinderpaw, Honeypaw, Poppypaw, Molepaw (great-great-grandkits)
Mosskit was a blue-gray tom, one of the kits of Bluestar and Oakheart. He was brought to the river by his mother with his littermates, Mistyfoot and Stonefur, who had decided to give the kits to Oakheart who would take them to RiverClan, where prey was more plentiful. However, Mosskit could not survive the cold and died in the snow. He didn't want to go to StarClan yet, but his aunt, Snowfur, came and took Mosskit to StarClan.
- Kin: Moonflower (grandmother), Snowfur (aunt), Bluestar (mother), Oakheart (father), Mistyfoot, Stonefur (siblings), Mistyfoot's kits (nephews/nieces), Whitestorm, Sorreltail, Sootfur, Rainwhisker, Cinderpaw, Molepaw, Poppypaw, Honeypaw (cousins)
- Death: Froze to death
Owlstar was Thunderstar's second deputy and second leader of ThunderClan. He was a dark gray tomcat with large, unblinking amber eyes. He was a legendary hunter, who learned the ways of the tawny owl to stalk prey by night in silence. His deputies and apprentices are unknown.
- Formerly Known As: Owleyes
Snowfur was Bluestar's sister, and mother to Whitestorm. She was also a white she-cat (in Secrets of the Clans she said that no snow goes through her white fur). Not much is known about her, except that she died when she was hit by a monster chasing a ShadowClan intruder across the Thunderpath. When Bluestar's third kit, Mosskit, died, she took care of him in StarClan since her son Whitestorm was still young when she died and she still felt the need to care for a kit.
- Kin: Bluestar (sister), Moonflower (mother), Whitestorm (son), Mistyfoot, Stonefur, Mosskit (niece and nephews), Mistyfoot's kits (great-nieces/nephews), Sorreltail, Sootfur, Rainwhisker (granddaughter and grandsons), Molepaw, Cinderpaw, Poppypaw, Honeypaw (great-grandson and great-granddaughters)
- Death: Hit by monster on Thunderpath
Stonepelt was a tom, a ThunderClan warrior, and Bluestar's mentor. He was impressed with Bluestar when she caught a squirrel her size and invited her to a Gathering ahead of the older apprentices. Nothing else is known about him.
- Apprentice: Bluestar
Sunstar was a long-haired, yellow tabby-striped tom with green eyes and fair-minded, even-tempered, and wise. His deputies were Tawnyspots and Bluestar, and his apprentice was Lionheart. Bluestar succeeded him as leader of ThunderClan.
- Apprentice: Lionheart
- Kin: Featherwhisker (brother)
Thunderstar's story is told in the Warriors Field Guide. He was a large orange tom, the color of leaf-fall leaves, with amber eyes and big white paws. He was originally known as Thunder. He was the founder and first leader of ThunderClan. He was strong, courageous, and determined. He, along with Shadow, Wind, and River, created the warrior code. His first deputy was Lightningtail, and then Owlstar. Among all of the leaders of his time, he was the strongest and best at hunting. Thunderstar was responsible for creating some of the more lenient rules of the warrior code.
- Formerly Known As: Thunder
- Into the Wild
- Fire and Ice
- Wikipedia:Forest of Secrets
- Rising Storm
- A Dangerous Path
- The Darkest Hour
- The Sight
- The Lost Warrior
- Secrets of the Clans
- Firestar's Quest
|Erin Hunter's Warriors series|
|Original: Into the Wild | Fire and Ice | Forest of Secrets | Rising Storm | A Dangerous Path | The Darkest Hour
Power of Three: The Sight | Dark River | Outcast | Eclipse
Field Guides: Secrets of the Clans | Cats of the Clans | Code of the Clans
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