List of ThunderClan cats

List of ThunderClan cats

Warriors is a novel series written by Erin Hunter, who is really 4 people: Victoria Holmes, Cherith Baldry, Kate Cary, and Tui Sutherland. The following is a list of cats in "ThunderClan", shown in the allegiances section (character list) of the books.

ThunderClan is the "main Clan" of the Warriors series, as all four series' protagonists are ThunderClan cats. During the original series, ThunderClan resides in the forest, sandwiched between RiverClan and ShadowClan on each side. They share very little territory borders with WindClan, and as such, most of the trouble ThunderClan is forced to deal with things either from RiverClan or ShadowClan. ThunderClan cats are accustomed to stalking through the thick underbrush of the forest, and are the sole users of the "hunter's crouch", a stalking technique used to hunt most forest-born prey. Their main diet includes mice, voles, squirrels, rabbits, thrushes, and magpies.[1] In Cats of the Clans, Rock describes ThunderClan as, "the fiercest guardian of the warrior code" and "if another Clan breaks it, you'd think every ThunderClan warrior bleeds from the wound."[2]

ThunderClan, along with the other Clans, undergoes a dramatic shift in territory during the course of the New Prophecy series. During the time that Brambleclaw, Squirrelpaw and the others are on their journey, much of ThunderClan's territory is destroyed as the Twolegs proceed with their deforestation of the area. Eventually ThunderClan and the other Clans are able to relocate to the lake territory, where the ThunderClan camp is set in an abandoned quarry. The camp is protected by high walls of stone, but the surrounding territory is similar to the forest in which ThunderClan previously inhabited.[3] As such, their sources of prey remains largely unchanged from the original series. Like many of the other Clans, ThunderClan's role is largely undefined in this series, due to the drastic changes all Clans are forced to undergo and adapt to.


Bluestar's Prophecy

Bluestar's Prophecy covers the events of Bluestar's life and the backstory of the Clans before Firestar came into the forest in Into the Wild.


Pinestar, a red-brown tom with green eyes, was the leader of ThunderClan when Bluestar was born. When he only had one life left, and after countless journeys into Twolegplace, he didn't want to die. He left ThunderClan to become a kittypet. At the end of Bluestar's Prophecy, Bluestar is happy to see that Pinestar has joined StarClan because he was there at her leader ceremony, and she wasn't sure if he would be in StarClan because he left to be a kittypet. At her leader ceremony, he gave to her the gift of compassion, to judge with her heart and mind. Pinestar is father of Tigerstar, Mistkit and Nightkit and mate of Leopardfoot. Because of his departure, Tigerstar hates all the kittypets, including Firestar.


Sunstar, a bright ginger tom with green eyes and yellow tabby stripes, was the leader before Bluestar. He was the deputy of ThunderClan in Bluestar's Prophecy and his warrior name was Sunfall. He was Bluestar's mentor, after her former mentor, Stonepelt, had to move to the elder's den, due to an injury. Sunfall encouraged Bluefur every time she was downhearted, specifically after the deaths of Moonflower (Bluefur's mother), Snowfur (Bluefur's sister), and the "disappearance" of her kits, Mosskit, Stonekit and Mistykit. Sunstar's original deputy, Tawnyspots, had to retire early (due to sickness), and Sunstar needed another cat to be deputy, a position which Thistleclaw wanted badly; however, he chose Bluefur instead because he thought Thistleclaw was too violent and Bluefur lost so much. Sunstar had a secret: because Pinestar still had one life left when Sunstar had his leader ceremony, StarClan only gave him eight lives, instead of nine. Sunstar later died after being weakened by sickness and unable to outrun a Twoleg dog. At Bluestar's leader ceremony, Sunstar gave to her the gift of courage. He is brother to Featherwhisker, ThunderClan's former medicine cat.[4]


Moonflower is a silver-gray tabby queen with pale yellow eyes, mother of Bluestar and Snowfur, and mate of Stormtail. She is also littermate of Goosefeather. Moonflower acted hostile towards Goosefeather when he wasn't watching Snowkit and Bluekit while they snuck into the medicine supplies and Snowkit ate two poppy seeds. Moonflower and many other warriors joined in on an attack on the WindClan camp and she had to attack the medicine cat supplies. Hawkheart, the WindClan medicine cat, killed Moonflower and used her attack for a reason for killing her. Since her death, Bluestar felt heavy with grief. At Bluestar's leader ceremony, she gave to her the gift of love, to cherish her Clan as she cherished her kits.[4]


Snowfur is a white queen with blue eyes and gray ear tips. She is the sister of Bluestar. She and Bluestar had a strong sibling bond which was threatened by the events in when Snowfur falls in love with Thistleclaw and Bluefur disapproves as shown in Bluestar's Prophecy. She has one kit with Thistleclaw, Whitestorm. Snowfur ends up dying when chasing ShadowClan intruders across the Thunderpath (road), and is run over by a Twoleg monster (vehicle), which causes Bluestar to go into another cycle of grief. Snowfur also told her own story about what happened to Mosskit in Secrets of the Clans.[1] She's daughter to Moonflower and Stormtail. Snowfur also gave Rosetail her name (when she was in the nursery) because of her pinkish-orange tail. At Bluestar's leader ceremony, she gave her the gift of pride, so that she knows her own worth and the worth of her Clan. She gave Bluestar's ninth life to her.[4]


Thistleclaw is a gray-and-white tom with spiky fur. He is hot-headed and quite violent, making his relationship with Bluestar quite difficult. He was also mate of Bluestar's sister, Snowfur, and father of Whitestorm, Bluestar's nephew. He was also the mentor of Tigerstar and the cause of Tigerstar's motives. Thistleclaw at first seemed only arrogant and not interested in the long run of things, but later on, it was shown that he was highly paranoid, and wanted to keep other Clans out of ThunderClan territory by "marking the borders with blood". In "Crookedstar's Promise" Crookedpaw witnessed him training in the Dark Forest. He was shown to be highly violent, which was shown when he pushed Tigerstar so hard, the cat adopted his mentor's goals, arrogance, ambition, and thirst for blood. Another example of Thistleclaw's violent nature is when he ordered his apprentice, Tigerpaw, to attack the future Scourge and leader of BloodClan, called Tiny when he just walked onto the borders of ThunderClan, not knowing about the Warrior Clans at the time, as described in the manga The Rise of Scourge and the super edition Bluestar's Prophecy.[5] Goosefeather, when he was described as insane, had a vision with Bluestar (at that time, Bluefur), and saw Thistleclaw's pelt dripping in blood, symbolizing the trail of death that he would leave if he ever ascended to leader. Goosefeather says that he could lead ThunderClan down a path of blood if he became a leader instead of Bluestar. When he died, he was found with claws unsheathed, lips in a snarl, and lying in a pool of his own blood, just as Bluestar and Goosefeather saw in their shared vision. In Night Whispers, he is shown as leader of the Dark Forest. In Sign of the Moon, he kills Antpelt. He's also son to Poppydawn and Windflight and brother to Sweetpaw and Rosetail.[4] Thistleclaw ends up in the Dark Forest when he dies.


Goosefeather is a speckled gray tom with pale blue eyes and brother of Moonflower. He was the medicine cat of ThunderClan when Bluestar was born and interprets a piece of fresh-kill (a vole with its fur bent over like it was a forest being blown down by wind) as a warning from StarClan that WindClan will destroy ThunderClan and that the only way to stop this was to destroy WindClan's medicine supplies, causing his sister's death and injuries of others after they attacked WindClan including the early retirement of Stonepelt. He was the mentor of Featherwhisker, the medicine cat before Spottedleaf. He soon interprets a burning branch that Bluestar is fire and will burn through the ranks of ThunderClan and will be destroyed by water. After that, Goosefeather seemed to go a little bit insane to the other cats in ThunderClan. He sees Tigerkit as a dangerous monster (ironically, though no cat believed him, this proves to be true in the future books), and that Thistleclaw will lead ThunderClan to a path of blood if he is leader. He even tells Bluestar that she has to give up her kits to save ThunderClan. At Bluestar's leader ceremony, he gave to her the gift of patience.[4]


Featherwhisker is a pale silvery tom with amber eyes, long whiskers, and a sweeping, plumy tail. He was Goosefeather's apprentice when Bluestar was born and became Spottedleaf's mentor. He showed the elders' den to Bluestar and Snowfur. He was more trusted in ThunderClan than Goosefeather, his mentor, and was often asked to help with things that Goosefeather should have been helping with. He worked tirelessly to save his Clanmates during the greencough epidemic, which ultimately killed him.[1]


Leopardfoot is a sleek black queen with green eyes. She is sister of Patchpelt, Willowpelt, Spottedleaf, and Redtail, mate of Pinestar, and mother of Mistkit and Nightkit, who both died soon after birth, and Tigerstar. She was introduced in Bluestar's Prophecy as a kit close to becoming an apprentice. She later on had her kits early and was weakened. She gave Tigerstar his tough name because he was the weakest of the litter. Her parents were Adderfang and Swiftbreeze.[4]


Swiftbreeze is a tabby and white queen with yellow eyes. She is mother of Leopardfoot, Patchpelt, Willowpelt, Spottedleaf, and Redtail, and is mate to Adderfang, a brown tabby warrior. She was introduced in Bluestar's Prophecy as a queen who liked to show off about her kits.[4]


Thrushpelt is a sandy-gray tom with a white flash on his chest and green eyes. He was a newly appointed warrior when Bluestar was a kit. He had a crush on Bluestar and everyone took notice, leading the Clan to believe he was the father of Stonefur, Mistystar, and Mosskit. Thrushpelt knew that the kits were not his, but kept Bluestar's secret until his death even though he never knew who their real father was. Bluestar told him that she knew that she would have been happy with him.[4]


Mosskit is a white she-cat with gray patches. She is the sister of Mistystar and Stonefur, and the kit of Bluestar and Oakheart. In Bluestar's Prophcey Mosskit dies on the journey to RiverClan because of the cold. In Bluestar's Prophecy, she gives her mother a life as she becomes ThunderClan's leader after Sunstar.

Original Series

The original series covers events in the story from Into the Wild to The Darkest Hour. Many characters mentioned here were introduced in the original series, but many of them play minor or significant roles in The New Prophecy and Power of Three series as well. Characters listed in the other series may have been introduced in the original series, but play larger roles in the series they are listed in.


Firestar, a flame colored tom with deep green eyes, is the protagonist of the original series. Initially a kittypet named Rusty, he often dreamed of hunting for his own prey in the forest beyond his owner's house (thus making him venture into the forest beyond his fence and garden). Rusty joins ThunderClan after encountering Graystripe,(then known as Graypaw), when he was caught actually trying to hunt prey in ThunderClan territory, and is initially established as an apprentice, being renamed Firepaw for his flame-colored pelt. Throughout the series, Firepaw gains respect within the Clan and eventually receives his warrior name of Fireheart at the end of Into the Wild, along with his best friend, Graypaw, named Graystripe.[6] At the end of Forest of Secrets, he becomes deputy,[7] and finally, becomes ThunderClan's leader at the beginning of The Darkest Hour,[8] when Bluestar died from saving her Clan and Fireheart at the end of A Dangerous Path from the dog pack that Tigerstar used to try to destroy ThunderClan.[9] When Bluestar lay dying she finally tells Fireheart that she was right about him, and that he was the "fire" in the prophecy, Fire alone can save the Clan, which she heard before he even joined ThunderClan.[8] Firestar was mentored by Bluestar (and, for a short time, Lionheart and Tigerclaw), and has mentored three apprentices himself: Cinderpelt, who later becomes a medicine cat apprentice to Yellowfang due to her 'accident' on the Thunderpath (which in fact, was set up by Tigerstar as a trap that was actually meant for Bluestar) that permanently injures her leg; Cloudtail; and Brambleclaw. Cloudtail is the son of his kittypet sister, Princess. Firestar met Princess when she was heavily pregnant in Fire and Ice. When her kits were born, she let Firestar have her firstborn kit to be raised as a warrior with him to ThunderClan, where Bluestar named him Cloudkit.[10] Firestar does not possess any significant character flaws and is fully committed to the warrior code. Only sometimes will he bend the rules to help his Clan. Firestar is fiercely loyal not only to his Clan, but also to his many friends and allies that he meets along the way, regardless of their affiliation. He respects the rules of his superiors, but also has the insight to look beyond them in order to properly judge a questionable situation. As a result, he often breaks the traditional rules of the Clan (a trend started by his very inclusion into the Clan, being of house cat, or "kittypet" origins) in order to help his friends or to rectify a situation he believes to be right. Firestar is primarily responsible, along with his friend Greystripe, for several feats that have ensured the well-being of all the Clans, such as retrieving WindClan after they were driven out of their camp in Fire and Ice,[10] and hunting prey for RiverClan when they were damaged and forced to move out of their territory in a flood. In A Dangerous Path, he professes his long-time love for Sandstorm, who is revealed to love him back.[9] He led all four Clans against the ranks of BloodClan as LionClan in The Darkest Hour and killed their leader, Scourge, thus effectively saving the entire forest.[8] Erin Hunter released that Firestar is Scourge's half-brother. He appointed Graystripe as deputy after the battle against BloodClan in The Darkest Hour after the former deputy was killed by Bone, the BloodClan deputy. Firestar maintains a significant and often highly important presence in subsequent series, The New Prophecy, Power of Three, and "Omen of the Stars" as the ever-present leader of ThunderClan. Additionally, in between the original series and The New Prophecy, he travels north with his mate, Sandstorm, in order to reunite the lost and scattered descendants of SkyClan in Firestar's Quest.[11] Also, he starred in the story for the Ultimate Leader competition, when he once more briefly unites the Clans, with heavy support from his mate, Sandstorm. He has two daughters with his beloved and long-time mate, Sandstorm: Leafpool, who is the medicine cat, and Squirrelflight, who is a brave warrior. Both have leading roles in The New Prophecy series and side parts in the Power of Three and Omen of the Stars series. Firestar's father is a plump ginger tom called Jake who is also the father of Princess.[12] He is also grandfather to Hollyleaf, who is thought to be dead, Lionblaze, and Jayfeather (Leafpool and Crowfeather's forbidden kits). Bluestar met Jake earlier in Bluestar's Prophecy. Whitewing, Cloudtail's daughter, has two kits: Ivypool and Dovewing. Dovewing is one of the Three, and completing that trio are Jayfeather and Lionblaze. Ivypool trains with the Dark Forest, even though she doesn't want to anymore. She serves as a spy for the Three. Their powers are kept secret from the rest of ThunderClan, and the only cats who know about the powers are the Three, Ivypool, Cinderheart, Hollyleaf and Firestar.


Bluestar, a wise blue-gray she-cat with clear blue eyes and a silver-tinged muzzle and tail. She was the leader of ThunderClan when Firestar (then known as Firepaw) first came to the forest which was during most of the original series. She is responsible for bringing Firestar into ThunderClan, a decision prompted by the alarmingly low number of apprentices in her Clan, and the prophecy "Fire alone can save our Clan". Bluestar serves as Firestar's mentor during his apprenticeship following a short time when Firestar is mentored by the senior warriors,[6] and eventually appoints him as her deputy after Tigerstar's exile.[7] She is known as a strong, calm leader.

Bluestar fell in love with Oakheart, a RiverClan warrior and brother to Crookedstar, during her days as a warrior (when she was named Bluefur, as seen in The Rise of Scourge and Bluestar's Prophecy). During this time another warrior of ThunderClan (Thrushpelt, as seen in Bluestar's Prophecy) began to show interest in her. She bore three of Oakheart's kits, but let the Clan believe Thrushpelt was the father, and Thrushpelt was kind enough to pretend for her. Out of her concern to the Clan, she became Clan deputy, but since she knew the Clan would never accept a queen nursing kits for a deputy, she secretly gave her kits to Oakheart to be raised in RiverClan. Only Mistykit and Stonekit made it to RiverClan, however Mosskit did not survive the journey. After she gave them up and returned to the camp, she scratched a hole on the back of the nursery wall, went back to her nest, and then screamed "My kits are gone!", so that the rest of the Clan would think that her kits were stolen by a fox or badger.[4] Bluestar is able to suppress her feelings regarding her decision until Firestar, seeking to uncover the truth about Tigerstar's deception, causes the issue to be reopened. Her feelings of regret, combined with the shock of discovering her trusted deputy's plan to kill her, cause Bluestar to sink into a manic depression. She remains in this condition throughout the events of Rising Storm and A Dangerous Path, which worsens when the forest fire destroys the ThunderClan camp.[8][13] She refuses to trust any of her warriors except Fireheart and Whitestorm, and declares war on StarClan for dooming her Clan, saying that StarClan had said fire would save the Clan, and instead fire had destroyed it. She becomes so oriented with her hatred towards StarClan that she refuses to visit the Moonstone, indirectly kills an apprentice and wounds Brightpaw (who is given the name Lostface as a symbol of Bluestar's hatred towards StarClan), and takes a liking to Cloudpaw, who doesn't believe in StarClan. Her faith is restored in the final moments of A Dangerous Path, when in a dramatic scene she crashes into the leader of a pack of dogs, causing them to fall over the edge of the gorge and into the river. She dies shortly afterward after confiding in Fireheart that he truly was the "fire" that saved the Clan.[9] Bluestar retains an authoritative role in StarClan during the events of The New Prophecy and Power of Three series.[14][15] She chose the chosen one from ThunderClan (Brambleclaw). She also told Firestar about SkyClan in Firestar's Quest.[11]

She has two kits, Mistystar and Stonefur, in RiverClan, and is mentioned in Secrets of the Clans as having a third, Mosskit, who died young during the journey to RiverClan with her littermates due to the extreme cold.[1] Currently Mistystar is the leader of RiverClan,[16] while Stonefur, the previous deputy, was killed in The Darkest Hour by Tigerstar, because he was "half-clan".[8] She also has a sister named Snowfur. Whitestorm is Snowfur's son, thus making him Bluestar's nephew. Her maternal uncle was Goosefeather, the medicine cat before Featherwhisker. Goosefeather gave to Bluestar her own prophecy, "Like fire you will blaze through the forest, but beware even the strongest of flames can be destroyed by water". The prophecy meant that Bluestar's life would be destroyed by the pain of giving up her half-RiverClan kits and it can also mean that she'd die from being drowned in the river.

Bluestar was first mentored by Stonepelt, but after Stonepelt was forced to retire due to an injury he got from battle against WindClan, Sunfall took over her training.[4] After Lionheart's death, she mentors Firestar.[6] She has also mentored Runningwind and Frostfur. Her sister was named Snowfur, her mother was named Moonflower, and her father was named Stormtail.[4]


Graystripe is a long-haired gray tom with a dark gray stripe along his back, and yellow eyes. He is Firestar's first and best friend in ThunderClan. He meets Firestar, known as Rusty at the time, in the forest close to Rusty's kittypet home and proceeds to attack him as if he were any other intruder. When Rusty joins ThunderClan as Firepaw, the two become great friends and often train and eat together. Graystripe's mentor was Lionheart, who was killed in Into the Wild. He becomes a warrior soon after the battle with ShadowClan to rescue ThunderClan kits with Firestar at the end of Into the Wild.[6]

Shortly after being promoted to a full warrior (he was named "Graystripe" because there is a gray stripe running down his back that is darker than the rest of his gray fur), Graystripe falls in love with a RiverClan she-cat, Silverstream, after she saves him from drowning, and starts to sneak out of camp to meet her. His friendship with Fireheart is strained due to Fireheart's need to cover for him while he is away, which included mentoring Graystripe's apprentice Brackenpaw in his place, and for a short time the two quarrel with each other. Eventually Graystripe is able to settle his issues with Fireheart, and their friendship continues.[7] In the end of the original series, he becomes ThunderClan's deputy, due to Whitestorm's death,[8] but is replaced by Brambleclaw when he was captured in Dawn.[17]

Graystripe is a friendly, hearty character, serving as a comic relief character to some degree. He often makes quips or jokes in order to provide relief to a tense situation, but is able to focus himself during battles and concentrate on the objective at hand. He does not have any qualms about killing hated enemies of the Clan, and is responsible for the deaths of Clawface and Darkstripe and also the accidental death of Whiteclaw, who fell off a gorge, Graystripe being unable to save him.[8][10]

Graystripe has lived in more locations than any other cat in the series. When Silverstream died bearing his kits, Feathertail and Stormfur, Graystripe went to live with them in RiverClan for a while.[7] He returned to ThunderClan in A Dangerous Path when Leopardstar tried to kill Firestar and Graystripe attacked her and saved him, upon which Leopardstar exiled him from RiverClan.[9] In Dawn of The New Prophecy series, Graystripe was captured by humans, or "Twolegs" and lived as a kittypet for a time, which is described in further detail in The Lost Warrior manga series.[18][19] While living as a kittypet, Graystripe met Millie, another kittypet, who helped him escape. After a long journey, the two finally returned to the Clans living at the lake. He returned to ThunderClan in The Sight of the Power of Three series, along with Millie as his new mate.[20][21] He is currently a regular warrior, for Firestar lets Brambleclaw retain his position as deputy. Graystripe sometimes becomes a "substitute" deputy when Brambleclaw is out traveling.

He had two kits with Silverstream, Feathertail and Stormfur who go on to live in RiverClan. They fled to ThunderClan temporarily to escape Tigerstar's rule in RiverClan.[8] Both are prominent characters in The New Prophecy series, while Stormfur maintains a minor role in the Power of Three series. Feathertail was killed in Moonrise.[22] Graystripe's mate, Millie, gave birth to three kits of her own, Briarkit, Bumblekit, and Blossomkit (now Briarlight, Bumblestripe, and Blossomfall), in Eclipse.[23]


Sandstorm is a pale ginger she-cat with green eyes. Sandstorm was an apprentice (Sandpaw) when Firestar first joins the Clan, and disliked Firepaw for formerly being a kittypet.[6] Eventually Sandpaw warms up to Fireheart, a process initiated by Fireheart preventing her from falling over a cliff during a battle in Fire and Ice, thereby saving her life.[10] When Fireheart is forced to take Sandpaw on a patrol mission, she is unexpectedly friendly and cheerful toward him. Over the course of the series it becomes obvious that Sandpaw (eventually Sandstorm) has fallen in love with Fireheart (revealed in Rising Storm by her cousin Cinderpelt),[13] and by The Darkest Hour the two have become mates.[8] Sandstorm is known for having a fierce personality and easily annoyed. She is also capable of being gentle, however, as seen by her interactions with Firestar, her children, Squirrelflight and Leafpool, and her grandchildren, Lionblaze, Hollyleaf, and Jayfeather. She is noted as being the best hunter and one of the fastest runners in ThunderClan, and is an excellent fighter as well, resulting in her being present in many major battles. She was also one of the cats who volunteered to be bait for the dog pack thanks to her speed. The specifics regarding her knowledge of Firestar's ongoing relationship with her aunt Spottedleaf, his first love, are shown in Firestar's Quest in which she once again plays a major role, and in which Firestar confirms that he loves Sandstorm above all, and will 'for all the moons to come'. Also, in Cats of The Clans, Rock states that Sandstorm knows Firestar better than he realises, and better even than Spottedleaf, for all the dreams they have shared. She has two daughters, Leafpool and Squirrelflight,[11] as well as three grandchildren, Jayfeather, Hollyleaf and Lionblaze. They are the kits of Leafpool and Crowfeather as confirmed in The Power of Three.[24] She was mentored by Whitestorm and mentored Sorreltail.[6] Redtail is her father and Brindleface is her mother. Ashfur and Ferncloud are her half brother and sister. She's granddaughter to Adderfang and Swiftbreeze (Redtail's parents) and Fuzzypelt and Robinwing (Brindleface's parents). She is niece to Frostfur, Dustpelt, Ravenpaw, and Longtail (Brindleface"s siblings) and Leopardfoot, Spottedleaf, Willowpelt, and Patchpelt (Redtail's siblings). She is cousin to Tigerstar, Mistkit, and Nightkit (Leopardfoot's kits), Graystripe (Patchpelt's son), Sorreltail, Sootfur, Rainwhisker (Willowpelt's kits) and Cinderpelt, Brackenfur, Thornclaw, and Brightheart (Frostfur's kits). [4][25]


Tigerstar, a dark brown tabby tom with amber eyes and unusually long front claws, is the main antagonist of the original series and haunting many cats dreams in The New Prophecy and Power of Three series. He also plays a minor role in the Omen of the Stars series. Initially, he is Tigerclaw, a senior warrior among the ranks of ThunderClan when Firestar is brought into the forest. The two never quite get along, and Tigerclaw's hostility towards Fireheart is even higher when Firestar (then Fireheart) discovers Tigerclaw's plan to rule the Clan. Tigerclaw is a master of deception and manipulation, and is able to go through with the death of his uncle, Redtail, (an act he himself committed) as appearing to be the work of Oakheart from RiverClan. By doing so he plans to become deputy, but Bluestar appoints Lionheart as her deputy. When Lionheart dies later in Into the Wild, Tigerclaw becomes deputy, ensuring his eventual place as leader.[6] When he finally becomes deputy, he secretly plots with Brokentail and his gang of rogue outlaws in order to kill Bluestar, while making the entire scene look like an attack that he was unable to defend against. Fireheart discovers his plans and as a result Tigerclaw is exiled from the Clan.[7]

As a rogue, Tigerclaw gathers a band of allies and kills Mousefur's brother, Runningwind. Tigerclaw then persuades ShadowClan into accepting him as their leader and becomes Tigerstar.[13] From his new position of authority he is able to conceal his true nature from the Clans, and secretly lures a pack of wild dogs into ThunderClan's territory in order to get revenge on his former Clanmates while saving only his kits, Brambleclaw and Tawnypelt. To set the final step of his plan in place, he killed Brindleface to give the dogs a taste for cat blood.[9] When this plan, too, is foiled by Firestar and the others, Tigerstar hatches a plan to rule the entire forest while employing the services of the ruthless BloodClan in order to intimidate the other Clans into submission. Just as he has betrayed all his other former allies, he intends to betray BloodClan once he rules all four Clans. However, he underestimates the power of Scourge, the leader of BloodClan, and is killed in one blow when Scourge decides to take over the forest himself and rips Tigerstar open, taking away all of his nine lives at once. Scourge slices Tigerclaw from his head, almost to his tail, and Tigerstar lives in agony for several minutes while Firestar, Tallstar, and the ThunderClan and WindClan cats watch in horror as the nine lives of Tigerstar are ripped away, one by one.[8]

In The New Prophecy series, Tigerstar returns as a recurring nightmare to haunt and harness his sons into furthering his dark schemes. It is revealed that he was denied access into StarClan, and was banished with Darkstripe to a dark, shadowy forest known as the Dark Forest (also called the Place of No Stars).[26] He visits his two sons, Brambleclaw and Hawkfrost, in their dreams and teaches them battle skills and leadership tactics. While Brambleclaw is hesitant to be influenced by his father, Hawkfrost welcomes his advice and plots to take control of the Clans much in the same way as his father did. Brambleclaw killed Hawkfrost in Sunset.[17]

Tigerstar also plays a role in the Power of Three series as a battle mentor to Lionblaze, along with his dead son Hawkfrost. The consequences of his actions do not appear to be causing any harm to the Clans; Lionblaze becomes a masterful fighter under Tigerstar's influence and excels in battle skills far beyond any other apprentice. Whether or not Lionblaze is part of yet another plan hatched by Tigerstar from the shadows remains to be seen, though it appears unlikely. He is able to communicate with living cats; however, StarClan has said that he should not be able to.[citation needed]

Tigerstar was originally mentored by Thistleclaw, a battle-hungry and aggressive cat (this only magnified Tigerstar's own aggressive personality). Thistleclaw is dead shortly before the events of the original series, having died during a battle with RiverClan.[4] Tigerstar takes Ravenpaw as an apprentice for a short time before Firestar and Graystripe send him to live with Barley.[6] He has taken two mates, Goldenflower and Sasha. He has five direct kits: Tawnypelt and Brambleclaw from Goldenflower, and Mothwing, Hawkfrost, and Tadpole from Sasha. Tadpole is not shown in the story because he drowned as a kit.[27] It is revealed in Firestar's Quest that Tigerstar is a direct descendant of the kits of Birdflight, a SkyClan she-cat who sheltered in ThunderClan during SkyClan's exile. This makes him part-SkyClan, along with his aunt Spottedleaf.[11] It is also revealed in Code of the Clans and then Bluestar's Prophecy that Tigerstar was the son of Pinestar, the old ThunderClan leader who left his Clan to be a kittypet. This can be why Tigerstar hates Firestar and part kittypets. His mother was Leopardfoot, who was Patchpelt's, Willowpelt's, Spottedleaf's and Redtail's sister, and his siblings were Nightkit and Mistkit. He was the last born, and weakest of his litter.[4] He's also cousin to Sorreltail, Sootfur and Rainwhisker (Willowpelt's kits), Longtail and Graystripe (Patchpelt's kits) and Sandstorm (Redtail's kit). Grandcousin to Poppyfrost, Cinderheart, Molepaw and Honeyfern (Sorreltail's kits), Stormfur, Feathertail, Briarlight, Bumblestripe, and Blossomfall (Graystripe's kits) and Squirrelflight and Leafpool (Sandstorm's kits). Great grandcousin to Jayfeather, Hollyleaf and Lionblaze (Leafpool's kits) Cherrykit and Molekit (Poppyfrost's kits) and Lark That Sings At Dawn (Lark) and Pine That Clings To Rock (Pine) (Stormfur's kits). His grandsons are Flametail and Tigerheart, and his granddaughter is Dawnpelt.

Lionblaze revolts against Tigerstar in Sunrise after learning that Tigerstar has always known that Squirrelflight wasn't their mother. Lionblaze is able to defeat him, but Tigerstar remains in the Dark Forest.[24]


Cinderpelt, a dark gray she-cat with blue eyes, is ThunderClan's medicine cat beginning in the original series, and continuing for a large part of The New Prophecy series. Originally she trains to be a warrior as an apprentice under Fireheart's mentoring, but she is critically injured and therefore crippled by a monster (car) when she stumbles into a trap laid by Tigerclaw for Bluestar, she permanently injures her leg and cannot become a warrior.[10] Soon after she begins training as a medicine cat apprentice under Yellowfang. She receives the title of a full medicine cat in the middle of Forest of Secrets (though she is still called Cinderpaw until the beginning of Rising Storm).[7] Cinderpelt is one of Firestar's closest friends throughout the series, and remains his trusted advisor whenever he needs spiritual guidance. Initially overexcited and bouncy, she often overwhelms Firestar as an apprentice and frequently dashes off on her own. After she begins training as a medicine cat, her personality greatly matures and she appears to possess the wisdom of a much older cat. She was in love with Firestar and she never stopped loving him, though Firestar himself never realizes this and Cinderpelt never tells him.[26] Though she always wanted to be a warrior, she accepts her new destiny and dedicates her life to becoming a legendary medicine cat.Cinderpelt tried to save Silverstream while she was giving birth to Graystripe's kits. She lost Silverstream, but if not for her, the kits(Stormfur and Feathertail) would have died. Cinderpelt is killed in Twilight of The New Prophecy series while defending Sorreltail and her newborn kits in the nursery from a marauding badger. StarClan had originally destined Cinderpelt to be a warrior, but they did not plan on her being caught in Tigerstar's trap on the Thunderpath. As a test of her loyalty, StarClan told Cinderpelt of her impending death in Twilight before it happened, a secret which Cinderpelt kept hidden even when her apprentice, Leafpool, pledged to leave the Clan.[28] As a reward, Cinderpelt was reincarnated after her death into one of the kits she defended, Cinderheart in the Power of Three series.[29] Cinderheart herself is not aware of this consciously, however she occasionally exhibits knowledge that she cannot explain from her previous life, and knows of her reincarnation in dreams. The implications of this "second life", as well as Cinderpelt's true destiny, have yet to be realized. Cinderpelt was mentored by Yellowfang, and mentored her cousin Sandstorm's daughter Leafpool as her successor. Her mother is Frostfur, which makes Thornclaw and Brightheart her siblings. Her brother, Brackenfur, is the father of Cinderheart, a situation which is slightly confusing given Cinderpelt's reincarnation. This would imply, then, that Cinderpelt's brother is now her father, though the new Cinderheart is still very much an individual cat in her own right. As Cinderpelt has a reincarnation, Cinderheart, she is related to Bluestar since Sorreltail's father was Whitestorm, who was Bluestar's nephew.


Spottedleaf is a beautiful, dark tortoiseshell she-cat, with amber eyes, a white muzzle, white paws, a white chest, a black-tipped tail, and a black, brown, and amber dappled pelt. Her eyes have circles of dark fur around them, and one is darker than the other. She also has a gold-and-black striped tail. She has played some minor and slightly major roles in series to date despite her early death in Into the Wild, after which she appeared in Firestar's dreams. Originally Spottedleaf was ThunderClan's medicine cat at the start of Into the Wild and foretold the original series prophecy "Fire alone can save our Clan". Firestar, when first introduced into the camp, immediately takes a liking to her and it is said that she begins to return his feelings. Unfortunately, she is killed by ShadowClan in an effort to protect the kits in an unfair fight with Clawface and Brokenstar during a raid by ShadowClan near the end of Into the Wild.[6]

Spottedleaf is perhaps the most prominent member of StarClan, often serving as a spiritual guide to the main characters of each series, most notably Firestar, whom she falls in love with over the course of his adventures in the original series. She is often seen as a source of comfort, and presents cryptic warnings and messages to cats notifying them of future events. Being dead, she cannot serve any more prominent roles in the lives of the cats she watches over, a fact that is frequently a source of frustration to her regarding Firestar's budding relationship with her niece Sandstorm. It is revealed that she does indeed wish things were different between them, and continues to love Firestar despite their differences of existence. She accepts her position, however, and acknowledges Sandstorm in a dream of her own in order to reassure the living cat of Firestar's loyalty.[11] Having not found an apprentice by the time of her death, Yellowfang is the new medicine cat when she joins ThunderClan.[6] It is revealed in Firestar's Quest that Spottedleaf is a direct descendant of the kits of Birdflight, a SkyClan she-cat who stayed with ThunderClan during SkyClan's exile. Therefore she is part-SkyClan and permitted to walk in the skies of SkyClan's warrior ancestors as well as StarClan. It is also interesting to note that the same she-cat that stayed with ThunderClan after SkyClan left also had the ancestor of Tigerstar's line, making Spottedleaf related to Tigerstar, Brambleclaw, Mothwing, Hawkfrost, Tadpole, Tawnypelt, and Tawnypelt's kits.[11]

Spottedleaf was mentored by Featherwhisker, the medicine cat before her.[4] She walks in the dreams of Firestar, Leafpool, and Jayfeather. After Spottedleaf died, Yellowfang became the medicine cat, taking Cinderpelt as an apprentice following her accident. Her parents were Adderfang and Swiftbreeze, making her sister to Patchpelt, Leopardfoot, Willowpelt, and Redtail. She's also aunt to Mistkit, Nightkit and Tigerstar (Leopardfoot's kits), Sorreltail, Rainwhisker and Sootfur (Willowpelt's kits), and Sandstorm (Redtail's daughter), and great aunt to Brambleclaw, Tawnypelt, Hawkfrost, Mothwing and Tadpole (Tigerstar's kits), Poppyfrost, Cinderheart, Honeyfern, and Molepaw (Sorreltail's kits), and Leafpool and Squirrelflight (Sandstorm's kits). She is great-great aunt to Tigerheart, Flametail, and Dawnpelt (Tawnypelt's kits), Lionblaze, Hollyleaf, and Jayfeather (Leafpool's kits), and Cherrykit and Molekit (Poppyfrost's kits).


Cloudtail, a long-furred white tom with round blue eyes, is a ThunderClan warrior first introduced as a kit, Cloudkit, in Fire and Ice. He is the son of Princess, Firestar's kittypet sister, and an unknown tom, most likely a kittypet, and thus is Firestar's nephew. Upon learning that her kits are to be given away by her Twoleg owners, Princess gives her eldest kit to Firestar, because she wanted him to be a hero, like Firestar is. Initially Cloudkit is rejected by many members of ThunderClan, including Bluestar herself, because of the Clan's reluctance to admit yet another kittypet into its ranks.[10]

Cloudtail grows up as an arrogant, loudmouthed apprentice who often refuses to listen to his mentor, Firestar. He is quite slow to understand the warrior code and often takes selfish actions that benefit himself and not the Clan. His loyalty to the Clan is finally established when, after sneaking off to solicit food from Twolegs, he is captured and taken to a suburb on the other side of WindClan territory near Barley's farm. Firestar and Sandstorm rescue him with Ravenpaw's help. Upon his return to ThunderClan, he is pelted with questions and he refers to his time with the Twolegs as 'capture' and greatly exaggerates his tale. This event serves to firmly cement Cloudtail's place in the Clan, and he behaves in a much more mature manner towards his Clan thereafter.[13]

Despite becoming a loyal warrior, Cloudtail has retained much of his attitude and is one of the most aggressive cats in the Clan; he is known for his sharp tongue and is often one of the first cats to jump at the prospect of a fight. Cloudtail does not believe in StarClan in the first series, making him one of two Clan cats in the series to do so (the other being Mothwing). He does show a significantly softer side when dealing with his mate, Brightheart, however. Cloudtail is primarily responsible for training Brightheart to be able to fight effectively despite her injuries. His personality taken aside, Cloudtail is friendly to most cats (provided they are not from another Clan). He is one of the best climbers and has the best tracking ability in the Clan.

Cloudtail has one daughter, Whitewing with Brightheart. Being Firestar's nephew, he also shares kinship with all of Firestar's direct line, including Leafpool, Squirrelflight, and Jayfeather, Hollyleaf, and Lionblaze. During the second half of The New Prophecy series, he shows a brief interest in Daisy, a horseplace cat, though his interest in her is not because of any feelings of his own; he mentors her because of his defensiveness of his kittypet roots. He is unaware of the fact that Daisy is in love with him, but once he realizes he is hurting Brightheart, he resolves to stop spending time with Daisy. Cloudtail rekindles his love with Brightheart.[17] Cloudtail has mentored Cinderheart, Rainwhisker, and Toadstep as well as temporarily training Flamepaw of ShadowClan when Tawnypelt and her kits briefly left ShadowClan for ThunderClan in Long Shadows. He's grandfather to Dovewing and Ivypool.


Brightheart, is a white she-cat with ginger patches along her back and a ginger tail, is a ThunderClan warrior introduced in Forest of Secrets. Brightheart was an apprentice, Brightpaw, for an unusually long period, along with her fellow apprentices Cloudpaw, Thornpaw, and Swiftpaw due to Bluestar's paranoia and refusal to trust her warriors following Tigerclaw's exile.[7] Brightpaw develops a strong friendship with Cloudpaw, and is the first apprentice to congratulate him after his promotion to warrior status (received just for being Fireheart's apprentice) despite the other apprentices feeling jealous and angry. She eventually joins an expedition led by Swiftpaw into the lair of the dog pack during A Dangerous Path in an attempt to prove herself a warrior, which results in her being seriously injured as well as Swiftpaw's death.

Half of Brightheart's face is disfigured due to her injuries, including a missing eye and a scarred ear from a dog attack in A Dangerous Path. These features cause Bluestar to give her the warrior name of Lostface, which Firestar soon changes when he becomes leader. Though initially discouraged by her injuries, Brightheart is soon able to develop, with the help of Cloudtail, a system of fighting that makes use of her one-sided vision, making her as effective at fighting as any other warrior.[9] She recoils from the sight of her own face and sometimes flinches when other cats are frightened by her scarred face. When not in battle, Brightheart is a kind and warmhearted friend to many warriors in the Clan. She adopts the duties of an unofficial medicine cat during the latter half of The New Prophecy series, becoming an object of Leafpool's jealousy, but quickly returns to being a warrior after Leafpool becomes ThunderClan's main medicine cat. In Twilight, Brightheart holds a grudge for Daisy, who often flirts and spends time with her mate, Cloudtail.[28] However, after Leafpool points out to Cloudtail that he is hurting Brightheart (as he never loved Daisy, but is acting like he does), Daisy tells Brightheart that Cloudtail loves Brightheart, and by the Power of Three series, Cloudtail and Brightheart's relationship is as strong as ever.

Brightheart was apprenticed to Whitestorm, who also mentored her cousin Sandstorm, and had since taken Sandstorm's grandson Jayfeather as an apprentice, although this was only temporary due to Jaypaw later taking the role of medicine cat. She appears to have been hurt by this, likely due to her being desperate to prove to herself and the Clan that she can still function as well as a normal warrior. Despite Jaypaw's prickly attitude towards her during his apprenticeship, he is able to sense her feelings and is sympathetically warmer towards her upon becoming a medicine cat.[21] Her mother is Frostfur, which makes her the littermate of Thornclaw, Cinderpelt, and Brackenfur. She and her mate, Cloudtail, currently have one daughter, Whitewing. She is also aunt to Poppyfrost, Honeyfern, Cinderheart, and Molepaw (Brackenfur's kits) grandaunt to Cherrykit and Molekit (Poppyfrost's kits), and grandmother to Dovepaw and Ivypaw (Whitewing's kits).


Brackenfur, a golden brown tabby tom, is a ThunderClan warrior first introduced in Fire and Ice as an apprentice, Brackenpaw. He is the son of Frostfur and the littermate of Cinderpelt, and together they trained as apprentices under Firestar and Graystripe.[10] Firestar often took over his training when Graystripe left the camp to meet with Silverstream even though meeting with cats outside one's own Clan is against the warrior code, upon becoming a warrior in Forest of Secrets.[7]

He was considered by Firestar to become ThunderClan's deputy in Sunset, but was not chosen due to a sign from StarClan, making Brambleclaw deputy instead.[17] He is greatly respected and liked throughout the Clan, and additionally is an excellent fighter, which allows him to be present in most battles.

In the New Prophecy series, Brackenfur takes Sorreltail as a mate, and has four kits with her: Molepaw (who dies of disease between The New Prophecy and Power of Three series),[21] Poppyfrost, Honeyfern (who later dies in Sunrise by being bitten by a snake),[24] and Cinderheart, later revealed to be the reincarnation of Cinderpelt, his sister. This obviously confuses certain family relationships.[29] He is grandfather to Cherrykit and Molekit (Poppyfrost's kits). Brackenfur has no apprentice currently but has mentored Tawnypelt (before she left ThunderClan to go to ShadowClan), Whitewing, and Hollyleaf. He also trained Tigerpaw of ShadowClan for a while when Tawnypelt and her kits left ShadowClan for ThunderClan in Long Shadows.[30]


Ravenpaw, a sleek black tom with yellow eyes, a white-tipped tail and a small white dab on his chest, is a current loner, first introduced as a ThunderClan apprentice in Into the Wild. After Firepaw is accepted into the forest, he trains along with Graypaw and Ravenpaw and the three become good friends. Ravenpaw is nervous and shy around his Clanmates, mostly due to the fact that his mentor, Tigerclaw, treats him harshly and often belittles him in front of the other warriors. Part of this is because Ravenpaw saw Tigerclaw murdering Redtail, the former ThunderClan deputy. Eventually Tigerclaw decides that Ravenpaw's storytelling abilities are too dangerous, and plots to kill him to keep his secret safe. Firepaw discovers this, and along with Graypaw shows Ravenpaw across the WindClan border to shelter in Barley's barn, while telling the rest of the Clan that he is dead.[6]

Firepaw takes Ravenpaw to the barn, and he seems to enjoy his life with Barley. He loses his old nervousness and becomes much more confident and outgoing, while retaining a loyal debt of gratitude towards his former Clanmates. His situation is interesting present throughout the series: while some outsiders such as kittypets appear to have been born to live in a Clan, there are also Clan-born cats whose destinies lie elsewhere. Ravenpaw returns at various times throughout the series to lend assistance or shelter to cats traveling across his territory, most notably helping to feed and shelter all of the forest Clans during the beginning of their relocation in Dawn.[18] Ravenpaw also assists Firestar and Graystripe in retrieving Graystripe's kits from RiverClan during Tigerstar's cruel leadership of the Clan in The Darkest Hour. He then returns to the Clan along with Barley to fight alongside ThunderClan and WindClan in the battle with BloodClan.[8] While sheltering the forest cats in Dawn, Firestar asks Ravenpaw to rejoin ThunderClan and travel with them to the lake. Ravenpaw says no, stating that he is happier being a loner than he ever would be in a Clan.[18] His parents were Robinwing and Fuzzypelt, making him brother to Frostfur, Brindleface, and Dustpelt, uncle to Brackenfur, Brightheart, Cinderpelt and Thornclaw (Frostfur's kits), Sandstorm, Ashfur and Ferncloud (Brindleface's kits), Spiderleg, Shrewpaw, Birchfall, Hollykit, Larchkit, Icecloud and Foxleap (Dustpelt's kits), great-uncle to Squirrelflight and Leafpool (Sandstorm's daughters), Spiderleg, Shrewpaw, Birchfall, Hollykit, Larchkit, Icecloud and Foxleap (Ferncloud's kits), Whitewing (Brightheart's daughter), Honeyfern, Poppyfrost, Cinderheart and Molepaw (Brackenfur's kits), Rosepetal and Toadstep (Spiderleg's kits), and Dovewing and Ivypool (Birchfall's daughters).

Ravenpaw currently has a manga series about him and his encounter with some old BloodClan cats.[25]


Dustpelt, a dark brown tabby tom with amber eyes, is a ThunderClan warrior introduced in Into the Wild as an apprentice. He had recently been made an apprentice, Dustpaw, when Firepaw initially joined the Clan. He was one of the cats that disliked Firepaw; however, this becomes less important as the story goes on.[6] He becomes a warrior, Dustpelt, in Fire and Ice.[10] Dustpelt favors his later mentor Darkstripe's apprentice, Fernpaw, later Ferncloud. Originally an ally and strong supporter of Tigerstar, Dustpelt was horrified to discover that Tigerstar killed his mentor, Redtail, and rejected him in front of the Clan when Tigerstar was exiled.[7]

Though usually depicted as a grudging ally of Firestar throughout all three series, Dustpelt's loyalty to his Clan (and its "kittypet" leader) is of importance to him and he is a valued warrior as a result. Dustpelt is a skilled fighter, and is present in most attack parties. He is also a warm and dedicated father, having experienced the deaths of three of his kits, and makes sure to maintain a strong presence in both his kits' lives and that of his mate, Ferncloud.

Dustpelt's kits, both living and dead, include Hollykit, Larchkit, Shrewpaw, Foxpaw (now Foxleap), Icepaw (now Icecloud), Birchfall, and Spiderleg, of which the latter four are surviving. His grandchildren, Toadstep and Rosepetal, are the kits of Spiderleg and his mate Daisy, and Dovepaw and Ivypaw who are the kits of Birchfall and his mate Whitewing. Throughout the course of the series Dustpelt has mentored Ashfur, Squirrelflight, and Hazeltail, as well as briefly mentoring Sorreltail for a time. He was mentored by Redtail, and Darkstripe following Redtail's death.


Darkstripe, a sleek black and gray tabby tom, is an antagonist and a warrior in ThunderClan during most of the original series. He is a rude, nasty, and unpleasant antagonist who maintains a highly negative opinion of Firestar throughout the series. He is the closest friend and biggest supporter of Tigerstar, and as such is fiercely loyal to Tigerstar's ambitions despite their implications. Darkstripe routinely voices his negative opinions at Clan meetings, refusing to trust Firestar due to his kittypet origins and openly mocking any cat who thinks otherwise.

When Tigerclaw is exiled from ThunderClan in Forest of Secrets, Darkstripe voices his disappointment that Tigerstar did not include him in his plan to kill Bluestar (it is interesting to note that he did not appear to have a problem with Tigerstar's plan itself, but rather that he was not allowed to be a part of it).[7] Darkstripe's lonely path of a devoted follower continues to reduce his popularity in the Clan, and in A Dangerous Path he begins secretly plotting with Tigerstar across the border in order to bring the dogs upon the camp and save only Tigerstar's children, Bramblekit and Tawnykit, from the ensuing chaos.[9] After this fails, he attempts to murder his sister Sorrelkit with deathberries when she discovers his meetings with Blackfoot, Tigerstar's deputy, and he is exiled from the Clan. Darkstripe immediately runs to Tigerstar's side and almost kills one of Bluestar's children, Stonefur, but when Tigerstar is killed by Scourge, Darkstripe is left completely alone. His resulting madness culminates in the battle with BloodClan during The Darkest Hour; he forsakes all loyalty to his Clan and desperately attempts to start a new one from inside of ThunderClan. He was killed shortly afterwards by his brother Graystripe during the battle.[8]

Darkstripe has mentored Longtail, Dustpelt, and Ferncloud, although his mentorship of Ferncloud was revoked when he was exiled from the Clan. He was mentored by Tigerstar. His other relationships are unknown, and it can be implied from his personality that hardly any cat liked him very much. He is shown during the prologue of Sunset to be walking the Dark Forest/Place of No Stars like Tigerstar, Brokentail, eventually Hawkfrost, and all of the other Clan cats that are considered traitors and evil.[17]


Longtail, a pale tabby tom with black stripes, is a recurring ThunderClan warrior introduced in Into the Wild. He is the first to challenge Firestar due to his kittypet origins, and fights him when he first arrives in the Clan. This results in Firestar's collar being ripped off, which is then taken as a sign that he will be accepted into the Clan. Longtail's ear is torn, resulting in a scar. Longtail maintains a grudge against Firestar for much of the series, not only because an apprentice defeated him and gave him his scar, but also because he was a strong supporter of Tigerclaw, Firestar's chief rival.[6]

Longtail's attitude slowly matures over the course of the series, and he develops an eventual respect for Firestar as a result of his repeatedly demonstrated courage, something Longtail lacks. He revokes his allegiance with Tigerclaw after his exile, and sets himself toward becoming a respected warrior within the Clan. His loyalty is further proven when he volunteers to be bait for Tigerstar's vicious dog pack. While he still resents Firestar to some degree, he realizes his Clan's safety is far more important and warns him of his cousin Tigerstar's dark schemes from across the border as well as his cousin Darkstripe's misplaced loyalty during Rising Storm and A Dangerous Path.[9][13] Longtail eventually fights alongside Firestar against BloodClan during the events of The Darkest Hour, having finally found his true place within the Clan as well as Firestar's respect.[8]

Almost ironically, Longtail is blinded shortly thereafter by a rabbit's claws in Firestar's Quest.[11] He remains in the Clan as an elder throughout The New Prophecy and Power of Three series, despite being only slightly older than Firestar. He was mentored by Darkstripe and he has mentored Swiftpaw, his niece Ferncloud and his cousin Sootfur (before he was blinded). He also taught his great-great-nephew Jaypaw how to utilize his other senses without sight.[21] He was killed by a falling tree in Fading Echoes while trying to retrieve a piece of fresh-kill for Mousefur.[16] Longtail was the oldest tom and second oldest cat in ThunderClan. His parents were Patchpelt and Robinwing.


Mousefur, a small dusky brown she-cat, is a ThunderClan warrior introduced in Into the Wild.[6] She is a respected warrior in the Clan and is known for having a fierce personality, similar to Cloudtail and Speckletail. Mousefur was one of the cats who volunteered to be bait for the dog pack.[9] Mousefur is usually friendly to Firestar, but has been known to change her attitude towards him depending on the situation. Mousefur is often among any group of cats voicing a counter-opinion to a major decision, forcing the Clan to look at an issue from an opposite perspective. Despite her many arguments and aggressive pride, however, she usually ends up agreeing with the correct choice in a given situation.

Mousefur's age causes her to join the elders in Starlight in The New Prophecy series, where she currently remains.[3] Since then she has fallen ill a number of times, more recently catching greencough and causing Jaypaw to experience his first medical epidemic as a medicine cat in The Sight.[21] Mousefur and Longtail have become unlikely friends due to their sharing of the elders' den, and often playfully bicker back and forth similar to Yellowfang and Cinderpelt. Although, due to her stubbornness (or thoughtfulness) she sometimes refuses to take herbs or prey, insisting the younger cats need it more. She even volunteers to help take care of the sick cats in Long Shadows as she thinks that being an elder, her life is less valuable than the younger cats. She asked Brambleclaw this even though Firestar had already turned down her request, only to be turned down by Brambleclaw as well.[30]

Mousefur has been a mentor to Thornclaw and Spiderleg. Mousefur is currently the oldest cat in ThunderClan; she is also the only remaining cat in ThunderClan who were made warriors before Into the Wild. Mousefur's parents are Halftail and One-eye, and her brother is Runningwind.


Thornclaw, a golden brown tabby tom, first appears in Forest of Secrets as a young ThunderClan apprentice, Thornpaw.[7] He is an apprentice for a large part of the original series, along with Brightpaw, Cloudpaw and Swiftpaw, mainly due to Bluestar's descent into paranoia during the last half of the original series and her refusing to trust any of her warriors. When she died, the newly appointed Firestar conducted his first naming ceremony on Thornclaw, finally making the young tom into a warrior.[8]

Thornclaw's personality begins to show during The New Prophecy and Power of Three, where he is shown to be a warrior very similar to Brackenfur in manner and attitude. He is an excellent fighter and is often chosen to assist in battle parties and long-range patrols. Thornclaw, like Brackenfur, becomes slightly worried about the increasing numbers of non-Clan cats present in ThunderClan during the Power of Three series, as well as at Firestar for being too accepting of them. This is primarily due to increasing hostility from the other three Clans, who begin to make claims that ThunderClan is becoming diluted and weak. Despite these feelings, Thornclaw is always portrayed as a kind, caring, and patient cat and has never been shown to be disloyal.

Thornclaw's mother is Frostfur, and his siblings are Brightheart, Brackenfur and Cinderpelt. As a result, Thornclaw is uncle to both Brightheart's and Brackenfur's kits, including Whitewing, Cinderheart, Honeyfern, Poppyfrost, and Molepaw, and great uncle to Dovewing and Ivypool (Whitewing's kits) and Cherrykit and Molekit (Poppyfrost's kits). He was mentored by Mousefur and has mentored Sootfur, Shrewpaw, Poppyfrost and Briarlight. Thornclaw's also nephew to Brindleface (Frostfur's sister), grandson to Robinwing and Fuzzypelt (Frostfur's parents), cousin to Sandstorm, Ashfur and Ferncloud (Brindleface's kits), second cousin to Spiderleg, Shrewpaw, Birchfall, Hollykit, Larchkit, Foxleap and Icecloud(Ferncloud's kits) and third cousin to Toadstep and Rosepetal (Spiderleg's kits) and Dovewing and Ivypool.


Whitestorm, a large white tom with yellow eyes, was a senior ThunderClan warrior in the original series. He was one of the few cats who always treated Firestar with kindness when he is first brought into ThunderClan, and often gave him advice when he sensed that Firestar is troubled.[6] Whitestorm was a gallant fighter, but was always more reserved rather than bloodthirsty and carries a thoughtful demeanor.

Though he was the most experienced senior warrior in the Clan, Whitestorm does not harbor any ambition toward becoming Clan leader and as such offers his wisdom to younger cats entirely out of good will. He assisted Firestar with the burdens of being Clan deputy during Bluestar's depression, and takes over for him occasionally when Firestar's duties call him elsewhere. Being Bluestar's nephew, as her sister Snowfur was his mother, Whitestorm was one of the warriors who were closest to her, and often stayed by her side in order to comfort her and maintain her sanity when she succumbed into paranoia through the later books. Eventually Firestar appointed Whitestorm as his deputy in appreciation for all his advice, a promotion he was unexpectedly pleased about (a trait that Firestar admires, given the ambitions of previous cats he had encountered). Whitestorm was killed by Bone during the battle with BloodClan in The Darkest Hour, his last wish being that Firestar appoint Graystripe as his new deputy, which is granted.[8]

Whitestorm's mate was Willowpelt. With Willowpelt he fathered Sorreltail, Sootfur and Rainwhisker. As such he was the grandfather of Sorreltail's kits, Cinderheart, Molepaw, Honeyfern, and Poppyfrost. And is the great-grandfather of Molekit and Cherrykit (Poppyfrost's kits). Snowfur's parents were Stormtail and Moonflower making them his other set of grandparents. His aunts were Bluestar (Snowfur's sister), Sweetpaw and Rosetail, because their brother, Thistleclaw, was his father, making Poppydawn and Windflight, their parents, his paternal grandparents.[4] He was mentored by Patchpelt, and later mentored Patchpelt's niece, Sandstorm, and later, Sandstorm's cousin Brightheart. He is great-nephew to Pinestar (Poppydawn's brother), and great-grandson to Sweetbriar (Poppydawn's mother).


Yellowfang, a dark gray she-cat with bright orange eyes and a flat, broad face with 2 scars on her muzzle. She is ThunderClan's medicine cat for much of the duration of the original series. She was originally the medicine cat of ShadowClan, and formed a forbidden relationship with ShadowClan's leader, Raggedstar (as medicine cats are not supposed to have mates), which resulted in her giving birth to three kits. Two of these kits died, and the third, Brokentail, lived and eventually forced his way into becoming ShadowClan's leader by killing his father, Raggedstar. Yellowfang believed that the consequences of her actions weren't that her other two kits died, but that Brokenstar survived to take over ShadowClan. Yellowfang was exiled from the camp when Brokenstar, who had never known who his true mother was, blamed her for the death of two kits he had forced into training too early. Yellowfang was found by Firepaw, who took her back to camp as a prisoner. After Spottedleaf's death, Yellowfang succeeded her as ThunderClan's new medicine cat. Later Yellowfang feeds deathberries to Brokenstar, after his capture by ThunderClan, killing him.[6]

Yellowfang displays a rough and irritable personality to most cats who encounter her, especially Cinderpelt and Firestar. She speaks the blunt truth rather often, refusing to soften her words, as she feels this would dilute the truth of the matter. Yellowfang has a close friendship with Firepaw beyond their initial meeting, during which the two attack each other. She is struck by Firepaw's potential and acts as a surrogate mother to him throughout his training. When Cinderpelt is injured and her chances of becoming a warrior forfeited, Yellowfang trains her as a medicine cat.[10] Her personality clashes with that of Cinderpelt's, and the two often bicker playfully back and forth; Yellowfang greatly respects Cinderpelt as a result due to her courage to fire her words right back at her.

Yellowfang dies in the great fire that destroys much of ThunderClan's camp during the events of Rising Storm. Her last words are to Fireheart, telling him that he was the son she always wished she had.[13] Yellowfang mentored Runningnose as a medicine cat in ShadowClan, who retained a great deal of respect for her despite her exile. She then mentored Cinderpelt in ThunderClan.

In the Power of Three series, Yellowfang is one of the first StarClan cats to realize Jaypaw's ability to transcend dreams. She attempts to stop him from abusing his power, but Jaypaw stubbornly refuses. She also argues with Bluestar and other members of StarClan regarding the prophecy concerning Jaypaw and his siblings, saying that the cats of StarClan are intentionally deceiving the three for an as yet undisclosed reason, however most likely referring to the fact that Leafpool is their mother. She also gave the crow's feather to Jayfeather in Sunrise to figure out who his father was.[24]

The New Prophecy Series

The New Prophecy series covers events in the story from Midnight to Sunset. Many characters here were first mentioned in the original series, but had minor or unsignificant roles. In addition, as with the original series, most characters listed here play minor or significant roles in the following series, Power of Three, as well.


Ashfur, a pale gray tom with darker flecks and dark blue eyes, was a ThunderClan warrior who was introduced in the original series as Ashkit and later Ashpaw along with his sister, Ferncloud. During the original series, he and Ferncloud willingly served as bait for the pack of dogs threatening ThunderClan's camp and ran ahead of them in order to lead them off course.[9] In Into the Wild, there is a ShadowClan elder named Ashfur.[6] He died in Rising Storm, but since ThunderClan's Ashfur was still Ashpaw at the time, there was no colliding of names.[13] Ashfur is shown to be deeply committed to the warrior code, and, like other warriors such as his brother-in-law Dustpelt and his cousin Thornclaw, has concerns about the increasing amount of half-Clan and rogue cats that have been allowed to join ThunderClan. During the events of The New Prophecy, he falls in love with Squirrelflight, and attempts to get closer to her while she struggles with Brambleclaw. He is dismayed when Squirrelflight eventually tells him she was in love with Brambleclaw instead of him.[17] Ashfur's resentment of Brambleclaw is also subconsciously motivated; he has never been able to forgive Brambleclaw for his father Tigerstar's actions, mainly his killing of Brindleface, Ashfur's mother. In the Power of Three series, Ashfur starts to go insane. For example, during a sparring match between him and his apprentice, Lionblaze, Brambleclaw's apparent son, he turns ferociously hostile. However, it is revealed in Long Shadows that he has never been angry with Brambleclaw, just Squirrelflight. It was he who helped Hawkfrost and Tigerstar to try and kill Firestar in Sunset to "show her [Squirrelflight] what pain really was." He tries to do this again by attempting to kill Lionblaze, Jayfeather, and Hollyleaf in the forest fire in Long Shadows, but he released them when Squirrelflight reveals they aren't her kits, so hurting her in that way would not work. He vows to tell all of the cats at the upcoming Gathering, which he claims will destroy Squirrelflight, in that she will lose Lionblaze, Jayfeather and Hollyleaf. Brambleclaw will want nothing to do with her, and no cat in any Clan would respect her. At the end of Long Shadows, before he gets the chance, he is mysteriously killed and his body was found floating in the stream of WindClan territory, while Squirrelflight happened to be away from the camp. Most of the cats of ThunderClan suspect it was a WindClan patrol, but it seemed to be implied that Squirrelflight killed him.[30] The fact that Firestar did not mention the death of Ashfur at the Gathering might have been significant. Many people felt that Squirrelflight did not kill Ashfur, and the Erins were instead trying to surprise the readers. Another suspected killer among fans was Sol (though he seemed not to have a motive). In Sunrise, his killer was revealed to be Hollyleaf, rather than Squirrelflight.[24] Ashfur's mentor was Dustpelt. He has mentored Lionblaze as well as his nephew Birchfall. His mother is Brindleface. Brindleface was killed by Tigerstar in A Dangerous Path.[9] He had a sister, Ferncloud, and as such is the uncle of Ferncloud's kits including Larchkit, Hollykit, Icecloud, Foxleap, Shrewpaw, Spiderleg, and Birchfall. He is also the foster brother of Cloudtail, due to his mother Brindleface's serving as Cloudtail's surrogate mother in the Clan. His aunt was Frostfur, making him cousin to Brackenfur, Brightheart, Cinderpelt and Thornclaw. Because of his not truly being evil, in the current series, Omen of the Stars, it was revealed that he had been allowed to join StarClan instead of being sent to the Dark Forest.


Brambleclaw, first introduced as Bramblekit, is a dark brown tabby tom with amber eyes. In A Dangerous Path he becomes Firestar's apprentice and is known as Bramblepaw for the remainder of the original series.[9] He receives his warrior name, Brambleclaw, in the beginning of Firestar's Quest.[11]

Brambleclaw is the current ThunderClan deputy, but he is often questioned about his loyalties because of his father, Tigerstar. He receives a message from the dead Bluestar, where she tells him that he must travel with cats from each Clan to go to the sun-drown place. That leads him to be traveling with his sister Tawnypelt, Crowpaw, Feathertail and her brother Stormfur, and Firestar's daughter Squirrelpaw. The cats journey to the sun-drown-place to find the badger, Midnight, who tells them that the Clans must find a new home. Brambleclaw seems to take a leadership role on their journey.[14]

Brambleclaw and the others help to find the Clans a new home around the lake. Once the four Clans had settled in their new homes, Tigerstar began to walk in the dreams of Brambleclaw and Brambleclaw's half-brother, Hawkfrost, both Tigerstar's kin. Tigerstar's goal was to make his two sons ambitious for power, like he was when he was alive. However, he believes that Brambleclaw is too weak to take power by himself, so he plots with his evil son, Hawkfrost, to create a trap for Firestar. Hawkfrost shares his plot with Ashfur, who agrees to help, wanting to cause terrible grief for Squirrelflight because she chose Brambleclaw instead of him. Under the false assumption that Blackstar was waiting at the border, Firestar falls victim to a fox trap. Hawkfrost reveals that he was the one who led Firestar there, hoping Brambleclaw would kill Firestar, and planning to kill Brambleclaw if he refused. But it was Brambleclaw who killed Hawkfrost to save his leader and himself, thus making Brambleclaw worthy to be named the new deputy of ThunderClan.

In Sunset, Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight, who had been quarreling before, realize how important they truly are to each other and become mates, angering Ashfur.[17] They apparently have three kits, Jayfeather, Hollyleaf, and Lionblaze – however, in Long Shadows, Squirrelflight admits that Brambleclaw is not the father of her kits, and she never even had kits in the first place.[30] Brambleclaw himself is unaware of this, according to Squirrelflight, until the end of Sunrise. He becomes angry with Squirrelflight about this.[24] In The Fourth Apprentice, it's revealed that they are not mates anymore due to this.[31]

Brambleclaw has mentored Berrynose. Brambleclaw's siblings include Tawnypelt and four half siblings: Hawkfrost, Mothwing, Tadpole and Swiftpaw. He is uncle to Tawnypelt's kits, including Tigerheart, Dawnpelt, and Flametail.

Brambleclaw's parents are Goldenflower and Tigerstar, and it is revealed in Code of the Clans that Brambleclaw's grandparents are Pinestar and Leopardfoot.[32] He is great-grandson to Sweetbriar (Pinestar's mother), Adderfang and Swiftbreeze (Leopardfoot's parents); his both great-grandmothers being SkyClan's direct descendants (Cloudstar, Birdflight, Gorseclaw and Spottedpelt), Brambleclaw is himself part-SkyClan. He is also nephew to Mistkit and Nightkit (Tigerstar's sisters), Lionheart and Snowkit (Goldenflower's brothers), and great-nephew to Patchpelt, Willowpelt, Redtail and Spottedleaf (Leopardfoot's siblings). As his father's aunt was Poppydawn, he was cousin to Thistleclaw, Sweetpaw and Rosetail (who all died before he was born).


Squirrelflight, a dark ginger she-cat with green eyes and a white forepaw, is the daughter of Firestar and Sandstorm, as well as the littermate of Leafpool. She and Leafpool share a special telepathic connection, in which one can always know what the other is thinking or feeling.[14] She and Leafpool are first introduced as kits, Squirrelkit and Leafkit, in the epilogue of Firestar's Quest.[11] In The New Prophecy, Squirrelflight joins the prophesied cats to find Midnight at the sun-drown place, the prophesied cats being Crowpaw, Feathertail, Brambleclaw and his sister Tawnypelt. Stormfur tags along as well so he can be with Feathertail, his sister.[14] Squirrelflight is shown to be arrogant with a temper as an apprentice, but gradually matures during The New Prophecy series.

At first, she taunted and resented Brambleclaw, but later fell in love with him during their journey, similar to what happened with her parents, Firestar and Sandstorm. However, when Brambleclaw warms up to his half-brother and RiverClan warrior, Hawkfrost, he begins to lose Squirrelflight's trust, believing that Hawkfrost is as murderously ambitious as his father, Tigerstar, and that Brambleclaw will follow in his ambitions. During this time, Squirrelflight began to get closer to Ashfur.[28] During the badger attack in ThunderClan camp that kills Cinderpelt, Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw realize how much they really mean to each other, and Squirrelflight leaves Ashfur to be with Brambleclaw. She tries to remain friends with Ashfur, but he rejects her friendship, feeling betrayed.[17]

In the Power of Three series, Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw apparently have three kits; Jayfeather, Hollyleaf, and Lionblaze. Ashfur seems to have gotten over Squirrelflight, however he behaves rather strangely. In Long Shadows, Ashfur admits that he was the one who helped Hawkfrost try to kill Firestar in Sunset, in an attempt to hurt Squirrelflight emotionally. He then tries to kill her three kits in a forest fire, but Squirrelflight reveals that they aren't hers, so it would not hurt her that way. At the end of Long Shadows, Ashfur is found mysteriously killed by WindClan territory, Squirrelflight being a major suspect, but it is revealed in Sunrise that actually Hollyleaf killed Ashfur, trying to keep him quiet, as he was planning to tell the secret that Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw weren't her parents at a Gathering.[24][30] Brambleclaw is furious that Squirrelflight lied to him about Lionblaze, Hollyleaf, and Jayfeather, and in Omen of the Stars, they are not mates anymore. They maintain a tense relationship. Squirrelflight was mentored by Dustpelt and has mentored Foxleap and Rosepetal.


Leafpool, a slender light brown tabby she-cat with white paws and amber eyes, is the former medicine cat of ThunderClan. She is the daughter of Firestar and Sandstorm, and the sister of Squirrelflight, with whom she shares a unique telepathic connection, in which each can always know what the other is feeling.[14] She is mentioned as a kit, Leafkit, named for Leafstar and Spottedleaf, in the epilogue of Firestar's Quest,[11] and later as a medicine cat apprentice, Leafpaw, in Midnight, mentored by her mother's (Sandstorm) cousin Cinderpelt.[14] She makes the Great Journey along with the four Clans in Dawn[18] and discovers the Moonpool in Starlight, the Moonstone equivalent in their new territory. Because of this, Cinderpelt gives Leafpaw her full medicine cat name, Leafpool. Leafpool also receives a frightening prophecy from StarClan: Before there is peace, blood will spill blood, and the lake will run red.[3]

This prophecy meant Brambleclaw killing Hawkfrost to save Firestar, Leafpool's father. When Leafpool arrives a little after Hawkfrost dies, not going to StarClan but to the Dark Forest seeing that he is just as evil as Tigerstar, she believes that Brambleclaw is a traitor, but when she see's that the blood on his pads weren't her father's but Hawkfrost's, she understood the prophecy at last. Brambleclaw and Hawkfrost were kin; Blood had indeed spilled blood. Brambleclaw had killed his half brother to save Firestar. She had been right about Hawkfrost – he was too ambitious, too much like his father, Tigerstar-but she has never imagined that Brambleclaw would be the cat to stop him.[17]

Leafpool starts to develop feelings for Crowfeather, though they are from different Clans and Leafpool is not allowed to take a mate, being a medicine cat. After Cinderpelt finds out that she has been meeting Crowfeather, they attempt to run away to be able to be together in Twilight. However, when Midnight the badger arrives to warn the Clans of a badger attack, Crowfeather and Leafpool realize how much their Clans mean to them, and they decide to return. Unfortunately, Leafpool arrives too late to save Cinderpelt when the horde of badgers attack the ThunderClan camp, and continually expresses guilt because of her mentor's death throughout the rest of the series.[28] She and Crowfeather agree never to see each other again, though for the rest of the books they are both oddly tense whenever they meet on occasion. Leafpool becomes the new ThunderClan medicine cat in Sunset, and discovers that Brambleclaw is to be the new deputy in Graystripe's absence and that he and Squirrelflight are destined to be mates, as well as the fact that her mentor, Cinderpelt, has been reincarnated as one of Sorreltail's kits, Cinderheart.[17] Spottedleaf also reveals to her that Mothwing, the RiverClan medicine cat and Leafpool's friend, does not believe in StarClan, a result of Hawkfrost, her brother, tricking Mudfur into taking her as his apprentice and then openly sharing with her what truly happened. Leafpool is also featured in a play written by Victoria Holmes, titled After Sunset: We Need to Talk, in which she appears to have something to tell Crowfeather, but then denies it after Crowfeather confesses that he has taken a new mate, Nightcloud, in WindClan.[33]

Later, in The Sight, she takes Hollypaw as her apprentice, who later decides to quit and become a warrior instead, confessing that she only wanted to be a medicine cat because of the position it would give her. Then, Jaypaw, Hollypaw's brother, receives a message from StarClan telling him that he must become a medicine cat, and becomes Leafpool's new apprentice.[21] Leafpool gives him his full medicine cat name Jayfeather, in Long Shadows.[30]

In "Sunrise" it is revealed Leafpool is Jayfeather, Hollyleaf and Lionblaze's mother. Crowfeather is their father as well. Hollyleaf tells the truth at the Gathering and Crowfeather says that Leafpool, Jayfeather, Lionblaze and Hollyleaf mean nothing to him. Leafpool tells the Clan that she can not be a medicine cat anymore. Afterwards, Hollyleaf tries to kill her by forcing her to eat deathberries in the ThunderClan camp. Leafpool asks Hollyleaf what would be worse: if she stayed alive, disowned by Crowfeather, living without the love of her own kits, and no longer a medicine cat, or died; Hollyleaf stops forcing her and Leafpool walks out of the medicine cat's den.[24]

In Omen of the Stars, she becomes a warrior because she revealed that she had kits; however, Jayfeather views her as being incompetent as a warrior and is still furious about her lying. Lionblaze, however, seems to have forgiven her and respects and loves her as his mother.

She is also niece to Princess (Firestar's sister), half-niece to Scourge, Ruby and Socks (Firestar's half-siblings), Ashfur and Ferncloud (Sandstorm's half-brother and half-sister), cousin to Cloudtail (Princess' son), granddaughter to Redtail and Brindleface (Sandstorm's parents), Jake and Nutmeg (Firestar's parents), great-niece to Willowpelt, Spottedleaf, Patchpelt and Leopardfoot (Redtail's brother and sisters), Dustpelt, Longtail, Ravenpaw and Frostfur (Brindleface's brothers and sister), and great-granddaughter to Adderfang and Swiftbreeze (Redtail's parents), and Fuzzypelt and Robinwing (Brindleface's parents).

In Omen of the Stars: Night Whispers, Breezepelt, Crowfeather's son, gets into a fight with a ThunderClan patrol. Crowfeather and Nightcloud are with him, and Leafpool gets into a fight with Crowfeather, telling him that she only left him because their Clans needed them. Nightcloud gets mad at Crowfeather.[34]


Daisy is a cream-colored long-furred she-cat who lived at the horseplace with two other cats named Smoky and Floss. She was afraid that the twolegs (or 'Nofurs', as she initially referred to them as) at horseplace were going to take away her kits fathered by Smoky (originally named Berry, Mouse, and Hazel) because they had taken away Floss's litter, so she brought them to ThunderClan to keep them safe. Cloudtail volunteers to help teach her battle moves, and she develops feelings for him over time. She doesn't seem to enjoy training and constantly complains about the safety of her kits.[3] She decides to go back to the horseplace following the badger attack in Twilight, worried that Clan life is too dangerous for her kits, but is persuaded to return to ThunderClan by her kits, Berrykit, Mousekit and Hazelkit along with Brambleclaw and Cloudtail. It is also revealed that another reason that she left is because she realizes that Cloudtail will never return her feelings for him after she sees the way he loves Brightheart, his mate.[17] Her kits trained as ThunderClan warriors and received their warrior names, Berrynose, Mousewhisker, and Hazeltail, in Outcast.[35] Daisy's first litter was fathered by Smoky, but her recent mate is Spiderleg, with whom she has two kits; Rosekit and Toadkit. In Long Shadows, it is revealed that Spiderleg and Daisy are no longer mates, and that Spiderleg "never really wanted kits in the first place."[30] Daisy is a permanent member of ThunderClan, but she is not a warrior; she remains in the nursery throughout the series to help the queens. In Fading Echoes, she becomes grandmother to Cherrykit and Molekit (Berrynose and Poppyfrost's kits).


Ferncloud is a pale gray she-cat with darker flecks and pale green eyes. She was mentored by Darkstripe (and Longtail, after Darkstripe was exiled from ThunderClan) as an apprentice, Fernpaw, during the original series. In A Dangerous Path she helps to lure the dog pack away from the ThunderClan camp along with her brother, Ashfur, to avenge the death of their mother, Brindleface.[9] She is the mate of Dustpelt, and mother of three litters: first litter: Spiderleg and Shrewpaw; second litter: Hollykit, Larchkit, and Birchfall; third litter: Foxpaw and Icepaw. Unfortunately, Hollykit and Larchkit die from starvation, while Shrewpaw dies when he is run over by a monster while hunting a pheasant in Dawn.[18] Ferncloud is depicted as a gentle, motherly cat who remains in the nursery, where she is suited best. She helps to look after new kits with Daisy. Like Daisy and Goldenflower she usually doesn't leave the nursery but cares for kits. Ferncloud is also niece to Frostfur, Dustpelt and Ravenpaw, granddaughter to Robinwing and Fuzzypelt (Brindleface's parents) and Adderfang and Swiftbreeze (Redtail's parents), cousin to Cinderpelt, Brackenfur, Thornclaw and Brightheart (Frostfur's kits), grandcousin to Whitewing (Brightheart's daughter), Honeyfern, Molepaw, Poppyfrost and Cinderheart (Brackenfur's kits), great-grandcousin to Cherrykit and Molekit (Poppyfrost's kits) Dovepaw and Ivypaw (Whitewing's daughters), recently grandmother to Rosepetal and Toadstep (Spiderleg's kits), aunt to Squirrelflight and Leafpool (Sandstorm's daughters) and great-aunt to Jayfeather, Hollyleaf and Lionblaze (Leafpool's kits). She is Dustpelt's mate.


A dark gray tom with blue eyes, Rainwhisker is a ThunderClan warrior first introduced in The Darkest Hour as a kit, Rainkit. He is the brother of Sorreltail and Sootfur and the son of Willowpelt and Whitestorm.[8] He is later an apprentice, Rainpaw, mentored by Cloudtail, in Firestar's Quest. As an apprentice, he was often sent to assist Cinderpelt.[11] He becomes a warrior sometime between Firestar's Quest and Midnight. It is revealed in that he was killed by a falling tree branch during a storm between Sunset and The Sight.[21] He is uncle of Sorreltail's kits, including Poppyfrost, Honeyfern (deceased) Cinderheart, and Molepaw (deceased). Rainwhisker is also nephew to Patchpelt, Leopardfoot, Spottedleaf and Redtail (Willowpelt's siblings), grandson to Swiftbreeze and Adderfang (Willowpelt's parents) and Snowfur and Thistleclaw (Whitestorm's parents), grandnephew to Rosetail, Sweetpaw (Thistleclaw's sibings) and Bluestar (Snowfur's sister), great-grandson to Windflight and Poppydawn (Thistleclaw's parents) and Moonflower and Stormtail (Snowfur's parents), great-grandnephew to Goosefeather (Moonflower's brother) and Pinestar (Poppydawn's brother), great-great-grandson to Sweetbriar (Poppydawn's mother), cousin to Tigerstar, Mistkit and Nightkit (Leopardfoot's kits), Sandstorm (Redtail's daughter) and Longtail and Graystripe (Patchpelt's kits), grandcousin to Brambleclaw, Tawnypelt, Tadpole, Mothwing and Hawkfrost (Tigerstar's kits), Squirrelflight and Leafpool (Sandstorm's kits) and Feathertail, Stormfur, Briarlight, Bumblestripe, and Blossomfall (Graystripe's kits) and great-grandcousin to Dawnpelt, Tigerheart and Flametail (Tawnypelt's kits), Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Hollyleaf (Leafpool's kits) Lark That Sings At Dawn (Lark) and Pine That Clings To Rock (Pine) (Stormfur's kits) and kin to Mistyfoot, Stonefur, Mosskit (Bluestar's kits), Graymist, Reedwhisker (Mistyfoot's kits), Mallownose and Sneezepaw (Graymist's kits).


Spiderleg is a long-limbed black tom with a brown underbelly and amber eyes, is briefly seen in Firestar's Quest as a kit, Spiderkit.[11] He is the son of Ferncloud and Dustpelt, and his siblings include Birchfall, Icepaw, Foxpaw, Hollykit, Larchkit, and Shrewpaw, the later three being deceased. His mentor was Mousefur ,and he temporarily mentored Dawnpaw of ShadowClan when Tawnypelt and her kits briefly left ShadowClan for ThunderClan in Long Shadows. Spiderleg's former mate was Daisy and they had two kits, Rosekit and Toadkit. In Long Shadows, it is revealed that Spiderleg no longer loves Daisy and that he "never really wanted kits."[30] Spiderleg is overall a loyal warrior, but shares his sharp tongue with his father, Dustpelt, and is often one of the key characters to protest against something unusual. He shares the belief with Dustpelt, Thornclaw, and Ashfur that there are too many non-Clanborn cats in ThunderClan. He is one of the few completely "forest-blooded" cats left in ThunderClan. He is not one of the main characters, and often flits in and out of scenes in the books since his first real introduction as an apprentice, Spiderpaw, in Midnight. Spiderleg's also nephew to Ashfur (Ferncloud's brother), grandson to Brindleface (Ferncloud's mother), great-grandson to Fuzzypelt and Robinwing (Brindleface's parents) ,great-nephew to Frostfur (Brindleface's sister), Longtail, Dustpelt and Ravenpaw (Brindleface's brothers), uncle to Dovepaw and Ivypaw (Birchfall's daughters) and kin to Cinderpelt, Thornclaw, Brightheart, Brackenfur (Frostfur's kits), Whitewing (Brightheart's daughter), Poppyfrost, Honeyfern, Cinderheart and Molepaw (Brackenfur's kits)


Sootfur, a light gray tom with amber eyes, is a ThunderClan warrior first introduced in The Darkest Hour, the brother of Sorreltail and Rainwhisker and the son of Willowpelt and Whitestorm.[8] He was seen as an apprentice, Sootpaw, in Firestar's Quest. During the events of the book, his mother Willowpelt dies saving him from a badger.[11] Sootpaw is made a warrior, Sootfur, sometime between the events of Firestar's Quest and Midnight. Sootfur appears to be hotheaded and sometimes says somewhat rude things such as when he remarks that Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw may have made the right decision getting out of the forest when they did and when he remarks that Daisy would be too fat and lazy to run fast enough to catch mice. In the fifth book of The New Prophecy series, Twilight, Sootfur is killed during the attack of the badgers invading ThunderClan camp.[17]

Sootfur's mentor was originally Longtail, but after Longtail was blinded by a rabbit in Firestar's Quest, his mentor was changed to Thornclaw.[11] He is uncle of Sorreltail's kits, including Poppyfrost, Honeyfern,(deceased) Cinderheart, and Molepaw (deceased). Sootfur's also nephew to Patchpelt, Lepardfoot, Spottedleaf and Redtail (Willowpelt's siblings), grandson to Swiftbreeze and Adderfang (Willowpelt's parents) and Snowfur and Thistleclaw (Whitestrom's parents), grandnephew to Rosetail, Sweetpaw (Thistleclaw's sibings) and Bluestar (Snowfur's sister), great-grandson to Windflight and Poppydawn (Thistleclaw's parents) and Moonflower and Stormtail (Snowfur's parents), great-grandnephew to Goosefeather (Moonflower's brother), cousin to Tigerstar, Mistkit and Nightkit (Leopardfoot's kits), Sandstorm (Redtail's daughter), grandcousin to Brambleclaw, Tawnypelt, Tadpole, Mothwing and Hawkfrost (Tigerstar's kits) and kin to Mistyfoot, Stonefur, Mosskit (Bluestar's kits), Graymist, Reedwhisker (Mistyfoot's kits), Mallownose and Sneezepaw (Graymist's kits).


Sorreltail, a tortoiseshell and white she-cat with amber eyes, is a ThunderClan warrior, the only daughter of Willowpelt and Whitestorm and the littermate of Sootfur and Rainwhisker. Introduced in The Darkest Hour as Sorrelkit, an adventurous young kit, she followed her half-brother Darkstripe and caught him speaking to Blackfoot (the ShadowClan deputy) on ThunderClan territory during the events of the book. She was seen by Darkstripe, who then tricked her into eating deathberries to keep her quiet about his treachery. After recovering, she told Firestar what Darkstripe did to her, bringing about his exile from ThunderClan.[8]

She is an apprentice, Sorrelpaw, in Firestar's Quest, mentored by her cousin Sandstorm, although due to Sandstorm's being away from ThunderClan on the journey to find SkyClan during the events of the book, Sorrelpaw is temporarily mentored by Dustpelt.[11] In between Firestar's Quest and Midnight, Sorrelpaw is struck by a monster (car), injuring her shoulder. Sorrelpaw eventually recovers under Cinderpelt's care, but has to train for longer than that of a usual apprentice. In Midnight, Sorrelpaw finally receives her warrior name, Sorreltail, and becomes best friends with Leafpool. Whenever Leafpool needs to go out, she always asks Sorreltail to go with her.[14] When the four Clans reach their new lake home, Sorreltail falls in love with Brackenfur and they became mates. Sorreltail gives birth to her kits in Twilight during an unexpected badger attack, but was saved by Cinderpelt, who died trying to defend Sorreltail and her kits. In the end, she gives birth to four kits, Molepaw (dead), Poppyfrost, Honeyfern (dead), and Cinderheart, named in honor of Cinderpelt, which is ironic because Cinderheart is the reincarnated form of Cinderpelt even though Cinderheart doesn't know it herself.[17] Sorreltail's also niece to Patchpelt, Leopardfoot, Spottedleaf and Redtail (Willowpelt's siblings), grand-daughter to Swiftbreeze and Adderfang (Willowpelt's parents) and Snowfur and Thistleclaw (Whitestorm's parents), grandniece to Rosetail, Sweetpaw (Thistleclaw's sibings) and Bluestar (Snowfur's sister), great-grand-daughter to Windflight and Poppydawn (Thistleclaw's parents) and Moonflower and Stormtail (Snowfur's parents), great-great-niece to Goosefeather (Moonflower's brother), and Pinestar (Poppydawn's brother), cousin to Tigerstar, Mistkit and Nightkit (Leopardfoot's kits), Longtail (Patchpelt's son), and Sandstorm (Redtail's daughter), second cousin to Brambleclaw, Tawnypelt, Tadpole, Mothwing and Hawkfrost (Tigerstar's kits), Squirrelflight and Leafpool (Sandstorm's daughters), and kin to Mistyfoot, Stonefur, Mosskit (Bluestar's kits), Graymist, Reedwhisker (Mistyfoot's kits), Mallownose and Sneezepaw (Graymist's kits), and Jayfeather, Hollyleaf and Lionblaze (Leafpool's kits). She is half-sister to Graystripe, making her aunt to Stormfur, Feathertail, Briarlight, Blossomfall, Bumblestripe.

Power of Three Series

The Power of Three series covers events in the story from The Sight to present, which currently encompasses the events of Sunrise. The series is centered around the apparent children of Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight, Lionblaze, Hollyleaf, and Jayfeather, and the prophecy that was made about them.


Berrynose is a cream-colored tom, the son of Daisy and Smoky, the littermate of Mousewhisker and Hazeltail, and the half-brother of Rosekit and Toadkit. He is first introduced as a very young kit named Berry in Twilight. His mother, Daisy, takes him and his littermates away from the horseplace where they were born so the Twolegs inhabiting it would not take them away. After a ThunderClan patrol finds them, they join ThunderClan and Berry is given the Clan name of Berrykit.[28] He is the most adventurous of his littermates, and he accidentally ventures into a fox trap while sneaking out of camp in Sunset and loses half of his tail.[17] This event causes him to be paranoid about his warrior name, afraid Firestar would give him a ridiculous name, such as 'Berrystumpytail'. He is first introduced as an apprentice, Berrypaw, in The Sight, mentored by Brambleclaw.[21] He is shown to be an arrogant and disrespectful cat similar to Darkstripe, especially after he is made a warrior in Outcast.[35] He criticizes even the littlest mistakes made by apprentices and refuses to listen to any criticism directed at him. It is revealed that Honeyfern has a crush on him. In Sunrise the two are seen getting along well and are assumed to be in love considering they were suggesting that they would have kits together. He is grief stricken when she dies from a snake bite.[24] In the Omen of the Stars series, Berrynose is the father of Cherrykit and Molekit by Poppyfrost, Honeyfern's sister. Poppyfrost is extremely worried because she thinks Berrynose is still in love with Honeyfern, but it is revealed that Berrynose loves her as much, even more, and is just anxious to keep her safe.[31]


A tortoiseshell she-cat with white patches on her pelt. Blossomfall is the daughter of Graystripe and Millie and the littermate of Bumblestripe and Briarlight as well as the half-sister of Feathertail and Stormfur. She was first introduced in Eclipse, along with her littermates.[23] Her mentor is Hazeltail. She also develops a crush on Toadstep. In Sign of the Moon, Ivypool discovers that Blossomfall is being trained in the Dark Forest. She becomes very jealous of Briarlight because Millie acts as if Brairlight is her only kit.


A light brown tabby tom, Birchfall is Birchkit and Birchpaw in the New Prophecy series, and is first seen as a warrior in The Sight.[21] Birchfall is the son of Ferncloud and Dustpelt, and as such is the brother of Spiderleg, Shrewpaw, Icecloud, Foxleap, Hollykit, and Larchkit, of which the later two are his littermates. During the destruction of the forest in The New Prophecy, his littermates, Hollykit and Larchkit, die of starvation, while his brother Shrewpaw dies when a tree cutter runs over him. As Birchkit, he makes the Great Journey across the mountains with the Clans to their new home, and becomes the first apprentice, Birchpaw, in ThunderClan's new camp.[18] He was mentored by Ashfur. Birchfall's current mate, Whitewing, stayed an apprentice waiting for Birchfall to be able to get his warrior name with her. Birchfall's also nephew to Ashfur (Ferncloud's brother), and Sandstorm (Ferncloud's half-sister), grandson to Brindleface (Ferncloud's mother), great-grandson to Robinwing and Fuzzypelt (Brindleface's parents), grandnephew to Frostfur (Brindleface's sister), and kin to Cinderpelt, Thornclaw, Brightheart, Brackenfur (Frostfur's kits), Whitewing (Brightheart's daughter), Poppyfrost, Honeyfern, Cinderheart and Molepaw (Brackenfur's kits). Birchfall recently fathered Dovewing and Ivypool with his mate, Whitewing.


A dark brown she-cat, Briarlight is the daughter of Graystripe and Millie and the littermate of Bumblestripe and Blossomfall, as well as the half-sister of Feathertail and Stormfur. She is first introduced in Eclipse, along with her littermates.[23] She got sick with greencough when her mother, Millie, fell ill, but is in decent health by Sunrise. She is nearly bitten by a snake in Sunrise, but is saved by her cousin Honeyfern, who died.[24] In The Fourth Apprentice she is mentored by Thornclaw.[31] She becomes a warrior in Fading Echoes after being injured by a tree falling on her hind legs, permanently paralyzing them.[16]

She feels very guilty, for not being able to hunt, or patrol for her Clan (due to her broken backbone). As a result, she won't eat anything Millie brings her. Jayfeather's solution is for Briarlight to help him in his den (cleaning up herbs, making moss balls, and checking moss for bits of wood, and dirt).


A pale gray tom dark black stripes, Bumblestripe is the son of Graystripe and Millie and the littermate of Blossomfall and Briarlight, as well as the half-brother of Feathertail and Stormfur. He is said to be the biggest kit in his litter and was named for the stripes on his back, making him look like a bumblebee. He was first introduced in Eclipse, along with his littermates.[23] In The Fourth Apprentice he is mentored by Mousewhisker.[31] It is hinted by Blossomfall that Bumblestripe is in love with Dovewing in Sign of the Moon.[36]


Cinderheart, a gray tabby she-cat with blue eyes, is a ThunderClan warrior first mentioned at the end of Twilight[28] and formally introduced in The Sight.[21] She is initially revealed to be the reincarnation of Cinderpelt, the former ThunderClan medicine cat. This fact becomes clear to Leafpool in Sunset when Spottedleaf tells her where to find Cinderpelt and shows her Cinderheart (then Cinderkit). Cinderheart is not consciously aware of her situation and is very much her own character, though her personality is similar to Cinderpelt's before she was injured;[17] Jayfeather's attempts to walk in her dreams result in the personality of the original Cinderpelt revealing herself in the former ThunderClan camp in the forest, implying that Cinderpelt's spirit does indeed reside within Cinderheart's subconsciousness. Leafpool and Jayfeather are the only cats that are aware of Cinderheart's true identity; while Leafpool wants to keep it a secret from Cinderheart indefinitely, Jayfeather wants to reveal the truth to her, thus adding heat to the already obvious indifferences of these two cats (as of Night Whispers, Jayfeather has not revealed the truth to Cinderheart or anybody else).

She and Lionblaze seemed to become mates between Fading Echoes, and Night Whispers. She and Lionblaze seemed to be deeply in love, but Cinderheart breaks the relationship when Lionblaze tells her that he is part of the prophecy. She tells him that they can't be mates, and as a result, she breaks Lionblaze's heart.

Cinderheart is StarClan's answer to Cinderpelt's dreams of becoming a warrior. She becomes an apprentice under Cloudtail along with Jayfeather, Lionblaze and Hollyleaf, her best friend, and others. In an ironic twist of fate, however, she falls from a tree branch in Dark River and injures her leg, in fact the same leg that Cinderpelt injured.[15] She is able to recover partially, but reinjures it during her assessment in Eclipse and is thrown into a state of depression (Cinderheart's desire to become a warrior is as strong as Cinderpelt's, although it is unknown whether Cinderpelt herself influenced this personality). Jayfeather teaches her to swim in order to stretch and build the muscles without straining them, and by the end of Eclipse, Cinderheart is able to walk and run normally and receives her warrior name.[23] Cinderpelt's original destiny having been fulfilled, it is unknown whether or not Cinderheart's reincarnation will contribute to future events.

At the end of Eclipse, when she is given her warrior name, Firestar names her Cinderheart " honor of those warriors who have gone before."[23] It is unclear whether Firestar is referencing Cinderpelt or not. Though Cinderheart is a reincarnation of Cinderpelt, in this new life she is the daughter of Sorreltail and Brackenfur and the sister of Molepaw, who died from a sickness that didn't react to Leafpool's herbs. Poppyfrost and Honeyfern are also her siblings. Brackenfur and Cinderpelt are siblings so Cinderpelt and her reincarnation are actually related, Cinderheart being her niece. During Sunrise, Honeyfern dies, and Cinderheart is grief-stricken. She tells Hollyleaf she shouldn't have said anything at the Gathering. In "Omen of the Stars", Cinderheart is Ivypaw's mentor.[31] It is interesting that Cinderheart and Cinderpelt both fell in love with similar tom cats, since Lionblaze is Firestar's kin, that might also be part of Cinderheart's destiny.


A reddish tabby tom, Foxleap was first introduced as a kit, Foxkit, in The Sight.[21] He is the son of Ferncloud and Dustpelt and the littermate of Icepaw as well as the brother of Shrewpaw, Hollykit, Larchkit, Spiderleg, and Birchfall. He becomes an apprentice, Foxpaw, in Outcast, and is mentored by his cousin Squirrelflight, but due to Squirrelflight's temporary departure to the Tribe of Rushing Water during the book, he is mentored by his aunt Sandstorm's cousin Sorreltail for a while.[35] His aunt Sandstorm also takes over as his mentor for Squirrelflight when she becomes ill in Long Shadows.[30] It is said that he wishes his warrior name to be Foxcatcher. Foxleap is nephew to Ashfur (Ferncloud's brother) grandson to Brindleface (Ferncloud's mother), kin to Cinderpelt, Thornclaw, Brackenfur, Brightheart (Frostfur's kits), Honeyfern, Poppyfrost, Molepaw, Cinderheart (Brackenfur's kits) and Whitewing (Brightheart's daughter). He's also uncle to Dovewing, Ivypool (Birchfall's daughters), Rosepetal and Toadstep (Spiderleg's kits).


Hazeltail is a small gray-and-white she-cat, the daughter of Daisy and Smoky, the littermate of Berrynose and Mousewhisker, and the half-sister of Rosekit and Toadkit. She is first introduced as a kit named Hazel in Twilight, when her mother Daisy took her and her littermates away from the horseplace where they were born so the Twolegs there would not take them away. After a ThunderClan patrol found them, they joined ThunderClan and Hazel was given the Clan name of Hazelkit.[28] In Sunset, Spottedleaf visits the nursery and shows her and Mousekit a butterfly, which she says they can catch, leading Leafpool to discover the truth about the RiverClan medicine cat, Mothwing.[17] She was introduced as an apprentice, Hazelpaw, in The Sight, mentored by Dustpelt,[21] and continues this apprenticeship until she becomes a warrior, Hazeltail, in Outcast, along with her littermates.[35] In Sunrise, she meets her father, Smoky, and Floss for the first time. Smoky appears proud of her and Floss is concerned when she mentions that Berrynose lost half his tail in a fox trap.[24] She is the mentor of Blossompaw.


Hollyleaf, a black she-cat with green eyes, is a ThunderClan kit, apprentice and warrior introduced in The Sight.[21] She is one of the protagonists of the Power of Three series with her ThunderClan brothers Jayfeather and Lionblaze, and is on the cover of Sunrise. Initially, Hollyleaf chooses to become a medicine cat as a result of the respect she sees other cats giving Leafpool, the current medicine cat, and wants to be considered extremely important to her Clan. She abandons this choice after a short time, as she cannot remember herbs very well and gets easily disgusted when dealing with wounds and injuries. She develops an affinity for battle training and realizes that she would best serve her Clan as a warrior, and begins training under Brackenfur. Hollyleaf learned under her mentor to be incredibly loyal and devoted to follow the warrior code.[21] As a result, Hollyleaf highly disapproved of her brother Lionblaze's affinity for Heathertail, a WindClan she-cat.[15]

Hollyleaf is considered the most cunning and bound to the warrior code of the three siblings, prone to thinking out strategies carefully rather than rushing in blindly. She is not one of the Three in the prophecy, even though both of her brothers are. As a result, she has no power. She is devoted to the warrior code and considers it to be the foundation of Clan life, and is terrified to think of a Clan operating without it. She has aspirations about becoming Clan leader, a function that she feels would best serve her Clan. Her ideologies differ from her brothers in this respect, in that she is always trying to think of what would benefit all cats and not just herself. Hollyleaf seems deeply burdened by responsibility upon learning of the prophecy concerning herself and her siblings. It was revealed in Long Shadows that Squirrelflight is not her mother. Her real parents are Leafpool and Crowfeather. In Long Shadows, Hollyleaf becomes so obsessed with the code, she scares Jayfeather at one point. At the end of the book, she kills Ashfur to stop him from telling the clans that Squirrelflight is not her mother.[30] In Sunrise, she goes mad having been the daughter of a medicine cat and a WindClan warrior thus breaking the warrior code. Eventually, in a Gathering, she says to every cat that Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw weren't the parents of her and Lionblaze and Jayfeather, but it was Leafpool and Crowfeather.

She also tries to kill Leafpool by trying to make her eat deathberries, but lets her go when Leafpool points out that it would be more painful for her to live on than die. She leaves the Clans and is believed to be killed when the tunnels collapse while she is in them, crushing and suffocating her.[24] It has not been confirmed that Hollyleaf is dead, but in an Erin Hunter chat from Wands and Words on June 27, Vicky Holmes was very vague on whether she is dead or not. in the beginning of Sign of the Moon, Lionblaze and Jayfeather find out that Hollyleaf was not killed in the tunnel collapse, but she was probably badly injured and might have died that way, but she is not mentioned at all through the rest of the book. It has been confirmed that she is the Forgotten Warrior.[37]

Her extreme devotion to the warrior code eventually led to her downfall. While most thought that Hollyleaf was part of the Three, she truly was not. Rather, the three relates to Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Dovewing.

She is great-granddaughter to Jake and Nutmeg (Firestar's parents), and Redtail and Brindleface (Sandstorm's parents), she is half-sister to Breezepelt (Nightcloud's and Crowfeather's son), grand-daughter to Firestar and Sandstorm (Leafpool's parents) and Ashfoot, the WindClan deputy (and Crowfeather's mother), niece to Eaglekit (Crowfeather's brother) and Squirrelflight (Leafpool's sister), grandniece to Princess (Firestar's sister), half-grand-niece to Scourge, Ruby and Socks (Firestar's half-siblings) and kin to Cloudtail (Firestar's nephew), Whitewing (Cloudtail's daughter), Dovepaw and Ivypaw (Whitewing's daughters). As her father, Crowfeather, is a direct descendant to Windstar and Gorsestar (WindClan's first and second leaders), Hollyleaf is their descendant too. She's half-WindClan, 25% ThunderClan, 25% kittypet, and part SkyClan, because Spottedleaf is Sandstorm's aunt. As Spottedleaf is related directly to Birdflight's (Cloudstar's mate) kits, and Sandstorm is Hollyleaf's grandmother, Hollyleaf is part SkyClan.


Honeyfern is a light brown tabby she-cat with blue eyes and the daughter of Brackenfur and Sorreltail. She is sister to Cinderheart, Poppyfrost, and Molepaw. She was first introduced as a kit, Honeykit, near the end of Twilight, and as an apprentice,[17] Honeypaw, in The Sight. She was mentored by Sandstorm, who also mentored her mother, Sorreltail.[21] She continues her apprenticeship for the rest of the series until she receives her warrior name, Honeyfern, in Eclipse.[23] It is revealed that she has a crush on Berrynose. In Sunrise Berrynose starts to return the affection. But soon after she dies of a snake bite while saving Briarkit, Lionblaze not being fast enough to kill the snake himself.[24] In "The Fourth Apprentice", Honeyfern saves Jayfeather from Breezepelt when Breezepelt attacks the ThunderClan medicine cat at the Moonpool.[31]


Icecloud is a white she-cat with bright blue eyes, first introduced as a kit, Icekit, in The Sight.[21] She is the daughter of Ferncloud and Dustpelt and the littermate of Foxleap, as well as the younger sister of Spiderleg, Shrewpaw, Birchfall, Hollykit (who died before the Great Journey) and Larchkit. Icepaw and Foxpaw shared dens with Lionblaze, Jayfeather, and Hollyleaf before the three later became apprentices. She became an apprentice in Outcast, mentored by Whitewing.[35] It is said that she wishes her warrior name to be Icestorm. Icecloud is niece to Ashfur (Ferncloud's brother), grand-daughter to Brindleface (Ferncloud's mother), great-grand-daughter to Robinwing and Fuzzypelt (Brindleface's parents), grandniece to Frostfur (Brindleface's sister), kin to Cinderpelt, Thornclaw, Brackenfur, Brightheart (Frostfur's kits), Honeyfern, Poppyfrost, Molepaw, Cinderheart (Brackenfur's kits) and Whitewing (Brightheart's daughter). She's also aunt to Dovepaw, Ivypaw (Birchfall's daughters), Rosepetal and Toadstep (Spiderleg's kits).


Jayfeather is a gray tom with blue eyes, and he is blind.[21] He is the brother of Hollyleaf and Lionblaze as well as the half-brother of Breezepelt, and one of the protagonists of the Power of Three series with his siblings. Jayfeather is currently a full medicine cat in ThunderClan. Initially, Jayfeather wanted to become a warrior, because he desired to be just as important as his littermates to the Clan and felt that the duties of a medicine cat were insignificant compared to the glories a warrior could experience. He began warrior training under his grandmother's cousin Brightheart, but soon tired of it. He did not receive much training and barely explored ThunderClan's territory. In a rebellious act, Jayfeather decides to explore himself. This led to him walking over a cliff in the middle of WindClan's territory and falling into the lake. Luckily, a WindClan patrol was nearby, but because of this, Jayfeather is afraid of water. Later, Spottedleaf persuaded him to become a medicine cat. Jayfeather is very conscious of his condition and adamantly refuses to be treated differently because of it, as he hates the thought of being pitied.[21]

Despite his inability to see, Jayfeather's other senses are greatly magnified and he is often able to navigate just as well as any other cat. His superior sense of smell enables him to diagnose medicinal ailments instantly and from a great distance away, a trait that is obviously ideal for a medicine cat. Jayfeather is able to hear and smell cats approaching from a great distance, well before any other cat nearby. In addition to his heightened senses, Jayfeather develops a form of extrasensory perception which enables him to read other cats' minds, as well as enter the dreams of other cats and listen in on their conversations with members of StarClan. It is shown in Outcast that this ability extends to cats who do not fall under the jurisdiction of StarClan, such as cats of the Tribe of Rushing Water.[35] Jayfeather's mind-reading abilities can be blocked, however, if the intended target is aware of his intention; Leafpool is aware of her son's ability and consciously damps her thoughts whenever she does not want him in her head. Additionally, Jayfeather is unable to read the mind of Sol because his thoughts are so rapid and many that he can't focus on him.[30]

Jayfeather's personality is somewhat on par with Yellowfang in that he is typically grumpy and easily angered. Jayfeather is the first to learn of the prophecy concerning himself and his siblings, and takes its meaning to imply that they are more important than any of the other cats and as such do not have to follow their rules. He has stumbled upon a seemingly insignificant stick which inexplicably emanates the thoughts and feelings of past members of the Ancient Clans, who used to live by the lake long ago.[23] Many fans have claimed that he had a "relationship" with it until he broke it deliberately in The Fourth Apprentice, after finding out that Rock had been lying to him.[31] Jayfeather feels he is on the verge of a great discovery, the implications of which have greater importance than StarClan. He is also aware of Cinderheart's reincarnation. Despite these pieces of knowledge, Jayfeather seems to care about his Clanmates and performs quite well as a medicine cat. Jayfeather has abilities that other medicine cats don't, such as walking in other cat's dreams. One of the first times he did this was when he followed Leafpool to the Moonpool and overheard her dream. Over the course of the series he has become more tolerant of his Clanmates and less irritable, mainly due to his liberal use of mind-reading and being able to sympathize with their thoughts. It was revealed in Long Shadows that Squirrelflight is not his mother.[30] Prior to the release of Sunrise, it was rumoured Leafpool and Crowfeather are his parents because of the attitude and coloring. This is found true which leads to Hollyleaf's so-called "death" and during his naming ceremony, Leafpool felt a feeling of love to him, and, in The New Prophecy series, Leafpool and Crowfeather were alone together at one point when they ran off. He saves Firestar after he is attacked by a fox in "The Fourth Apprentice," although it was too late and he lost another life. He follows Poppyfrost (heavily pregnant with Berrynose's kits) to the Moonpool when she wanted to see Honeyfern again, and gets attacked by Breezepelt, but Honeyfern drives him and another cat from the Dark Forest (Brokenstar) away. He is the first of the Three to learn about the battle between StarClan and the Dark Forest.[31] Jayfeather is a reincarnation of Jay's Wing, who was an ancient cat.[23]

He is great-grandson to Jake and Nutmeg. (Firestar's parents)


A golden muscular tabby tom with amber eyes and a protagonist of the Power of Three series with his siblings Jayfeather and Hollyleaf and is the half brother of Breezepelt, a WindClan warrior. Lionblaze is secretly taught by the spirits of Tigerstar and Hawkfrost about different battle moves in Dark River. A pretty young WindClan apprentice named Heatherpaw convinces him to form a play Clan called DarkClan inside the underground tunnels, with the leader being Heatherpaw and the deputy being Lionblaze, under the assumed names Heatherstar and Lionclaw, respectively. Lionblaze unknowingly falls in love with her, and she falls in love with him. Hollyleaf and Cinderheart find out about the meetings, and Hollyleaf threatens to tell. Lionblaze hates her nosiness. He enjoys the secret night meetings immensely, but falls behind in his training. One night, Lionblaze teaches Heatherpaw some of Tigerstar's moves and Hawkfrost gets angry, later rebuking him for teaching battle techniques to the enemy. He tells Lionblaze that Heatherpaw will probably use them against him in battle. Lionblaze is devastated, and tells Heatherpaw that he won't see her anymore. She is deeply hurt, but Lionblaze stays true to his word.[15] Soon his battle and hunting skills improve again and his mentor, Ashfur, is pleased. No one is aware of his haunted visits with his apparent grandfather and uncle, and Hollyleaf notices that his fighting skills exceed the level for normal apprentices, and Brambleclaw recognizes his father's fighting moves. She and the other apprentices are horrified as Ashfur and Lionblaze begin a dangerous sort of play-fight, where they act as if the other is an enemy. Hollyleaf notes that Ashfur looked as if he hated Lionblaze with all his heart during the fight, but afterward praised him and acted proud.[15][21][23][35] His power is the ability to remain unharmed during fighting.[35] At the end of Eclipse, Lionblaze has an argument with Tigerstar and Hawkfrost.[23] This could be because of Tigerstar's teaching method and his constant bullying if Lionblaze doesn't train the way Tigerstar wants him to or if Lionblaze tries to talk to Tigerstar and Hawkfrost about the prophecy. He is chosen to mentor Dovepaw, the last of the Three in The Fourth Apprentice. He is chosen to go find out what is causing the water not to flow along with Dovepaw, Tigerheart and Toadfoot of ShadowClan, Petalfur and Rippletail of RiverClan, and Sedgewhisker and Whitetail of WindClan.[31]

Since the beginning of the Omen of the Stars series, Lionblaze has been growing closer to Cinderheart. In Night Whispers, he asks Cinderheart if they are becoming more than friends and she agrees that they are. However, she later learns that Lionblaze is a part of the prophecy and claims that, since StarClan has chosen him to be someone with a greater destiny, she can not become his mate.[34]

Prior to the release of Sunrise, it was speculated that Leafpool and Crowfeather were his parents. Also, in the latest "Warriors New" E-Mail, it mentioned "the parentage of a certain trio of ThunderClan cats" as well as "the shocking rumors about who might really be their mother," hinting that the rumor may be true. It was revealed in Long Shadows that Squirrelflight is not his mother, and in Sunrise that Leafpool and Crowfeather are his true parents. Lionblaze's also half-brother to Breezepelt (Crowfeather's other son), grandson to Firestar and Sandstorm (Leafpool's parents) and Ashfoot, the WindClan deputy (and Crowfeather's mother), nephew to Eaglekit (Crowfeather's brother) and Squirrelflight (Leafpool's sister), grandnephew to Princess (Firestar's sister)),great-grandson to Jake and Netmeg (Firestar's parents), half-grandnephew to Scourge, Ruby, and Socks (Firestar's half-siblings) and Ashfur and Ferncloud (Sandstorm's half-siblings) and kin to Cloudtail (Firestar's nephew), Whitewing (Cloudtail's daughter), Dovepaw and Ivypaw (Whitewing's daughters). He is also kin to Tigerstar, Nightkit and Mistkit (Sandstorm's cousin). As his father, Crowfeather, is a direct descendant to Wind and Gorsestar (WindClan's first and second leaders), Lionblaze is their descendant too. He's half-WindClan, a quarter ThunderClan and a quarter kittypet. He is the reincarnation of Lion's Roar, an ancient cat.


Mousewhisker is a gray-and-white tom, the son of Daisy and Smoky, the brother of Berrynose and Hazeltail, and the half-brother of Rosekit and Toadkit. He was first introduced as a kit named Mouse in Twilight, when his mother Daisy took him and his littermates away from the horseplace where they were born so the Twolegs there would not take them away. After a ThunderClan patrol found them, they joined ThunderClan and Mouse was given the Clan name of Mousekit.[28] In Sunset, Spottedleaf visits the nursery and shows him and Hazelkit a butterfly, which she says they can hunt, leading Leafpool to discover the truth about the RiverClan medicine cat, Mothwing.[17] He is later an apprentice, Mousepaw, in The Sight, mentored by Spiderleg,[21] and becomes a warrior, Mousewhisker, in Outcast.[35] In the battle in Eclipse he wounds his eye so Hollypaw guides him into battle.[23] He is the mentor of Bumblestripe.


Millie is a silver tabby she-cat, a former kittypet. She is first formally introduced in The Sight (first book in the Power of Three series), when she and her mate Graystripe show up on the island that the Clan cats use for Gatherings. Though all the cats in every Clan were glad to see Graystripe alive, they were worried about his kittypet mate.[21] She later has three kits: Bumblestripe, Briarlight and Blossomfall. In Long Shadows, Millie is infected with greencough. Silverstream watches over her, because "Graystripe doesn't deserve to have his heart broken again" due to Graystripe going into a cycle of grief after Silverstream died having his kits.[30] In Sunrise, Honeyfern died saving Briarkit from being bitten by a venomous snake.[24] In The Fourth Apprentice, her kits are seen as apprentices.[31] In Fading Echoes her kits receive their warrior names, Briarlight, Blossomfall, and Bumblestripe.[16]


Poppyfrost is a tortoiseshell and white she-cat and the daughter of Brackenfur and Sorreltail. She is also the sister of Cinderheart, Honeyfern, and Molepaw. She was first introduced as a kit, Poppykit, near the end of Twilight,[17] and as an apprentice, Poppypaw, in The Sight, mentored by her uncle, Thornclaw. In The Sight, Poppypaw comes close to dying due to an extreme case of greencough, but Jayfeather heals her by entering her dreams and leading her away from StarClan, and she recovers.[21] She continues her apprenticeship until Eclipse, when she receives her warrior name, Poppyfrost, along with her sister Honeyfern.[23] At the end of The Fourth Apprentice, she gave birth to two unnamed kits, with Berrynose being the father.[31] Later in Fading Echoes, they are called Cherrykit and Molekit (in honor of her deceased brother Molepaw).[16]

She is niece to Rainwhisker, Sootfur (Sorreltail's brothers), Brightheart, Thornclaw and Cinderpelt (Brackenfur's siblings), grand-daughter to Willowpelt and Whitestorm (Sorreltail's parents) and Frostfur (Brackenfur's mother), grandniece to Spottedleaf, Redtail, Patchpelt, Leopardfoot (Willowpelt's siblings) and Brindleface (Frostfur's sister), great-grand-daughter to Snowfur and Thistleclaw (Whitestorm's parents), Swiftbreeze and Adderfang (Willowpelt's parents) and Robinwing and Fuzzypelt (Frostfur's parents), great-grandniece to Sweetpaw, Rosetail (Thistleclaw's sisters) and Bluestar (Snowfur's sister), great-great-grand-daughter to Windflight and Poppydawn (Thistleclaw's parents), Stormtail and Moonflower (Snowfur's parents), great-great-grandniece to Goosefeather (Moonflower's brother), cousin to Whitewing (Brightheart's daughter), grandcousin to Dovepaw and Ivypaw (Whitewing's daughters) and kin to Ferncloud, Ashfur (Brindleface's kits), Spiderleg, Shrewpaw, Larchkit, Hollykit, Birchfall, Foxleap, Icecloud (Ferncloud's kits), Toadstep, Rosepetal (Spiderleg's kits), Tigerstar, Mistkit, Nightkit (Leopardfoot's kits), Brambleclaw, Tawnypelt, Hawkfrost, Mothwing, Tadpole (Tigerstar's kits), Tigerheart, Dawnpelt, Flametail (Tawnypelt's kits), Stonefur, Mistyfoot, Mosskit (Bluestar's kits). Poppyfrost's also related to SkyClan by Swiftbreeze being a direct descendant of Spottedpelt, Cloudstar and Birdflight's daughter, and sister to Gorseclaw, whose direct descendant is Sweetbriar, mother to Pinestar, former leader of ThunderClan.


A rogue, Thunder was first introduced in Secrets of the Clans as the first leader of ThunderClan, which was named after him. When the Clans were formed, he was the best hunter in the forest. Legend says he was the one who "put in the more compassionate parts of the warrior code." He was an orange tom with white paws.[1] However, he is only mentioned in the main storyline in Long Shadows in the prologue, where he and the other "founding leaders" (River, Shadow and Wind) are questioning Midnight, a badger who told Sol information about the Clans.[30] It was revealed in a recent Erin Hunter chat, that Shadow, Wind, River, and Thunder did not take "star" after their names because that part of their traditions had not been established yet.[25]


Whitewing is a pretty white she-cat with green eyes. She is first introduced as a kit, Whitekit, in the epilogue of Firestar's Quest,[11] and as an apprentice, Whitepaw, throughout the New Prophecy series. She is the only daughter of Cloudtail and Brightheart. In between Sunset and The Sight, she becomes a warrior, Whitewing. She was appointed much later than she could have been because she herself had wanted to remain behind so Birchpaw (later Birchfall) would not be the only apprentice. This is later confirmed when Birchfall complains about her getting an apprentice, with Sandstorm reminding him that Whitewing requested to stay an apprentice.[21] She was mentored by her uncle Brackenfur and received her first apprentice, Icepaw, in Outcast.[35] It is confirmed by the end of Long Shadows that she is carrying Birchfall's kits, so therefore her status is now a queen.[30] In Sunrise she gave birth to two kits, Dovewing and Ivypool, of which Dovewing will become the last cat in the prophecy of the Power of Three.[31] Whitewing's also granddaughter to Princess (Cloudtail's mother) and Frostfur (Brightheart's mother), great-niece to Firestar (Princess' brother), Brindleface (Frostfur's sister), Longtail, Dustpelt and Ravenpaw (Frostfur's brothers), great-granddaughter to Fuzzypelt and Robinwing (Frostfur's parents), half-great-niece to Scourge, Ruby and Socks (Princess' half-siblings), niece to Cinderpelt, Thornclaw and Brackenfur (Brightheart's siblings), cousin to Honeyfern, Molepaw, Poppyfrost and Cinderheart (Brackenfur's kits) and kin to Leafpool, Squirrelflight (Firestar's daughters), Jayfeather, Lionblaze, Hollyleaf (Leafpool's kits), Sandstorm, Ferncloud and Ashfur (Brindleface's kits), Spiderleg, Shrewpaw, Hollykit, Larchkit, Birchfall, Icecloud and Foxleap (Ferncloud's kits) and Toadstep and Rosepetal (Spiderleg's kits).


Rosepetal is a dark cream she-cat first introduced in Outcast.[35] It is revealed she has a crush on the handsome tom Foxleap. She is the daughter of Daisy and Spiderleg, the littermate of Toadstep, and the half-sister of Mousewhisker, Berrynose, and Hazeltail. She and Toadstep are made warriors in The Fourth Apprentice. Her warrior name is Rosepetal, her mentor was Squirrelflight. Rosepetal's also niece to Shrewpaw, Larchkit, Hollykit, Birchfall, Icecloud and Foxleap (Spiderleg's siblings), cousin to Ivypaw and Dovepaw (Birchfall's daughters), grand-daughter to Ferncloud and Dustpelt (Spiderleg's parents), grandniece to Ashfur (Ferncloud's brother), great-grand-daughter to Brindleface (Ferncloud's mother), great-great-grand-daughter to Robinwing and Fuzzypelt (Brindleface's parents), great-grandniece to Frostfur (Brindleface's sister) and kin to Cinderpelt, Thornclaw, Brightheart, Brackenfur (Frostfur's kits), Honeyfern, Molepaw, Poppyfrost, Cinderheart (Brackenfur's kits) and Whitewing (Brightheart's daughter). Also related to Firestar, Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Hollyleaf.


Toadstep is a black-and-white tom, first introduced in Outcast, along with his sister Rosepetal.[35] He is the son of Daisy and Spiderleg, and the half-brother of Mousewhisker, Berrynose, and Hazeltail. In The Fourth Apprentice, Toadstep was given his warrior name.[31] He was mentored by Cloudtail. Toadstep's also nephew to Shrewpaw, Larchkit, Hollykit, Birchfall, Icecloud and Foxleap (Spiderleg's siblings), cousin to Ivypaw and Dovepaw (Birchfall's daughters), grandson to Ferncloud and Dustpelt (Spiderleg's parents), grandnephew to Ashfur (Ferncloud's brother), great-grandson to Brindleface (Ferncloud's mother), great-great-grandson to Robinwing and Fuzzypelt (Brindleface's parents), great-grandnephew to Frostfur (Brindleface's sister) and kin to Cinderpelt, Thornclaw, Brightheart, Brackenfur (Frostfur's kits), Honeyfern, Molepaw, Poppyfrost, Cinderheart (Brackenfur's kits) and Whitewing (Brightheart's daughter).

Omen of the Stars Series

Omen of the Stars is the fourth series in Warriors. The titles of all six books have been revealed: The Fourth Apprentice and Fading Echoes. The third book's title is Night Whispers. A fourth book has also come out, called Sign of the Moon, which came out in April 2011. The fifth book is called The Forgotten Warrior. The final book in the series is titled The Last Hope. The fourth series is centered around two sisters, Dovepaw and Ivypaw, and which one of them is the third cat in the prophecy, as well as around Lionblaze and Jayfeather, the other two cats in the prophecy. In Bluestar's Prophecy, it is revealed that both of the kits' grandmothers are Frostfur and Brindleface, who in the book are said to be sisters (Frostfur – Brightheart – Whitewing; Brindleface – Ferncloud – Birchfall). This either means that the book is incorrect or Dovepaw and Ivypaw's mother and father are related. This is not significant, as most of the Clan cats are related anyways.


Dovewing, a fluffy pale gray she-cat whose eye colour has been alternately described as golden, and green, but is truly blue. She is the daughter of Whitewing and Birchfall, and sister of Ivypool. She was born at the end of Sunrise and it is mentioned that either she or her sister is the third cat of the prophecy, as Hollyleaf wasn't really part of the prophecy.[24] Her mentor is Lionblaze. She is on the The Fourth Apprentice. In The Fourth Apprentice, it is revealed that her power is the ability to hear and see things that are very far away. Dovepaw is later found to be the third cat of the prophecy. Even though Dovepaw is excited about being the third cat in the prophecy, she hates to hide the secret from her clanmates.[31] In Night Whispers, Dovepaw ends up telling Ivypaw why she has such good senses; Ivypaw forgives her. When she asks Jayfeather why she has to keep the secret from every cat, he asks her if she even wants to be special. She says yes, even if she doesn't.

It is also rumored that Dovepaw may have a small crush on Tigerheart of ShadowClan. This is confirmed in Night Whispers, when the two of them admitted their feelings for each other. They began meeting on the ShadowClan-ThunderClan border by night, and at one point Dovepaw mentioned to Tigerheart that ThunderClan had some catmint, a herb which could cure ShadowClan's sick medicine cat Littlecloud but which was supposed to be a secret. Tigerheart told ShadowClan this information, and at one point Ivypaw was captured to get the catmint.[34] In the Sign of the Moon, Dovepaw earns her warrior name Dovewing.

Dovewing is also granddaughter to Cloudtail and Brightheart (Whitewing's parents) and Dustpelt and Ferncloud (Birchfall's parents), great-granddaughter to Princess (Cloudtail's mother), Frostfur (Brightheart's mother), Brindleface (Ferncloud's mother) and kin to Leafpool, Squirrelflight (Firestar's daughters), Jayfeather, Hollyleaf, Lionblaze, Sorreltail, Honeyfern, Molepaw, Cinderheart and Poppyfrost. During her warrior assessment, Icecloud falls through the tunnels that supposedly buried Hollyleaf. Dovewing then rescues her, leading Jayfeather and Lionblaze to the fact that Hollyleaf might not be dead. Dovewing is the reincarnation of Dove's Wing, an ancient cat.


Ivypool, a silver tabby-and-white she-cat with dark blue eyes, is the daughter of Whitewing and Birchfall, and sister of Dovewing. She was born at the end of Sunrise and it is mentioned that either she or her sister is the third cat of the prophecy, as Hollyleaf wasn't really part of the prophecy.[24] When revealed by Vicky Holmes that Dovepaw will be the Fourth Apprentice, she also stated that Ivypaw will not be happy about her sister's new found powers. It has been confirmed that Ivypaw's mentor will be Cinderheart. In The Fourth Apprentice, Ivypaw becomes jealous of Dovepaw because she gets to go on the journey upriver to find the source of the problem of the drying up lake (which is later revealed to be beavers). At the end of the book when Lionblaze and Dovepaw return, she seems to get over her jealousy.[31] But in Fading Echoes, Ivypaw becomes jealous of her sister again (this is after Firestar discovers that Jayfeather, Lionblaze and Dovepaw are the Three). Later on she begins to be trained in her dreams by Hawkfrost, thinking he's a StarClan warrior. Ivypaw then begins to feel special because "Dovepaw has never been visited by a StarClan warrior, she would have told me". At first Ivypaw seems happy to inform her sister that she was visited by a StarClan cat in her dreams, but deciedes against it later out of jealousy. She also does this because she "wants to have a secret too".[16] In Night Whispers, she is kidnapped by ShadowClan. She is later traded for catmint because Littlecloud was ill with greencough. She continues to visit the Dark Forest in Night Whispers, but realizes their evil intentions towards the end of the book and decides to keep going to the Dark Forest to spy on them for Dovepaw, Jayfeather, and Lionblaze. While there, Brokenstar tells her to kill the already dead Flametail, to keep him from helping ShadowClan. She agrees in order to gain Brokenstar's trust, but is stopped by Tigerheart.[34] In the Sign of the Moon, she earns her warrior name Ivypool, based on a real life girl Ivy Poole.

Ivypaw's also niece to Spiderleg, Shrewpaw, Icepaw, Foxpaw, Hollykit, and Larchkit (Birchfall's siblings), cousin to Rosepetal and Toadstep (Spiderleg's kits), granddaughter to Cloudtail and Brightheart (Whitewing's parents) and Dustpelt and Ferncloud (Birchfall's parents), greatniece to Thornclaw, Cinderpelt, and Brackenfur (Brightheart's siblings), Frostfur, Brindleface, and Ravenpaw (Dustpelt's siblings) and Ashfur (Ferncloud's brother), half-greatniece to Sandstorm (Ferncloud's half-sister) and Longtail (Dustpelt's half-brother), great-granddaughter to Princess (Cloudtail's mother), Frostfur (Brightheart's mother) and Brindleface (Ferncloud's mother), great-greatniece to Firestar (Princess's brother), and kin to Leafpool, Squirrelflight, Jayfeather, Hollyleaf, Lionblaze, Honeyfern, Molepaw, Cinderheart and Poppyfrost.


Cherrykit is the daughter of Berrynose and Poppyfrost, sister of Molekit. Cherrykit is a ginger she-cat. When she was being born, Jayfeather saw that the Dark Forest cats were watching her and her brother (Molekit).[31]


Molekit is the son of Berrynose and Poppyfrost, brother of Cherrykit. Most likely named after Poppyfrost's brother Molepaw, who died young. Molekit is a brown-and-cream tom. When he was being born, Jayfeather saw that he and his sister (Cherrykit) were being watched by the Dark Forest.[31]

Minor ThunderClan characters

The following are ThunderClan characters introduced or appearing in the Warriors novel series, having small, less significant, and/or single instances in the story. It was revealed in an Erin Hunter Chat that the warriors family tree from the "official" warriors site was made up by fans with over active imaginations, so most lineages from the site are false.[38]

Minor Characters in ThunderClan
Name Pelt Color Description
Brindleface Dappled Gray Tabby Warrior/queen introduced in Into the Wild.[6] Acts as a foster mother to Cloudtail after he is brought into the Clan by Fireheart.[10] Killed by Tigerstar in A Dangerous Path in order to present the taste of cat to the pack of dogs.[9] Returns in The Darkest Hour during Firestar's leader ceremony to give him one of his nine lives.[8] She is the mother of Sandstorm, Ashfur and Ferncloud. Her parents were Robinwing and Fuzzypelt, and her sister is Frostfur. Her mate is Redtail.
Dappletail Dappled Tortoiseshell and White Elder introduced in Into the Wild.[6] Generally the gentlest and nicest elder. After succumbing to insanity due to lack of food in Moonrise of The New Prophecy series, she dies from eating a poisoned rabbit.[22] She was Windflight's apprentice and her best friend was One-eye. She was an apprentice when Bluestar was born.
Frostfur White Warrior/queen/elder introduced in Into the Wild.[6] Chooses to remain in the old forest when the Clans begin their journey to the lake territory in Dawn of The New Prophecy series;[18] presumably dies sometime thereafter. Mother of Cinderpelt, Brackenfur, Thornclaw, and Brightheart. Frostfur was easily provoked and very protective of her kits. She was tricked into believing that Ravenpaw had tried to harm her kits by Tigerstar, who had wanted to banish Ravenpaw because he knew the secret that about Redtail's death. Mentored by Bluestar. She is aunt to Sandstorm, Ashfur and Ferncloud, as their mother, Brindleface, was her sister. Frostfur's also Fuzzypelt and Robinwing's daughter.
Goldenflower Pale Ginger Warrior/queen introduced in Into the Wild.[6] Mate of Tigerstar, having given birth to Brambleclaw and Tawnypelt during Forest of Secrets.[7] Is very defensive regarding her associations with Tigerstar after his exile. Retires to the elder's den when the Clans finally reach the lake territory in Starlight of The New Prophecy series.[3] Dies of old age sometime in between the events of Sunset and The Sight of the Power of Three series. She is Smallear and Speckletail's daughter, Snowkit and Lionheart's sister and mother to Swiftpaw.
Halftail Dark Brown Tabby Elder introduced in Into the Wild. Is named due to part of his tail being bitten off by a badger.[6] Dies of smoke inhalation during the forest fire in Rising Storm.[13] He is the father of Mousefur and Runningwind and mate to One-eye. His original warrior name was Sparrowpelt.[4] He mentored Snowfur and later mentored Redtail.
Hollykit Pale Gray Kit first mentioned in Midnight.[14] Dies of starvation in Dawn. She is the second kit of Ferncloud to die.[18] Her siblings are Spiderleg, Shrewpaw, Birchfall, Larchkit, Foxleap, and Icecloud. Parents are Dustpelt and Ferncloud.
Larchkit Light Brown Tabby Kit first mentioned in Midnight.[14] Dies of starvation in Moonrise. She is the first kit of Ferncloud to die.[18] Her siblings are Spiderleg, Shrewpaw, Birchfall, Hollykit, Foxleap, and Icecloud. Parents are Dustpelt and Ferncloud.
Lionheart Golden Tabby Senior warrior.Graystripe's mentor during Into the Wild and a close friend to Bluestar. Appointed the new deputy after Redtail's death. Killed during a raid by ShadowClan shortly after it is also revealed Brokenstar murdered him.[6] Gives Firestar the first of his nine lives during his leader's ceremony in The Darkest Hour.[8] Speaks to Leafpool with Bluestar and Spottedleaf a few times throughout The New Prophecy series, and is seen in StarClan in the Omen of the Stars series. He was Speckletail and Smallear's son and Snowkit and Goldenflower's brother. Uncle to Brambleclaw, Tawnypelt, and Swiftpaw.
Molepaw Brown Kit/Apprentice first mentioned in Twilight when he was born during the badger attack.[17] He dies of a cough in between Sunset and The Sight.[21] He is brother to Cinderheart, Honeyfern, Poppyfrost, and his parents are Brackenfur and Sorreltail. His mentor, for the time he was alive, is unknown.
One-eye Pale Gray Elder introduced in Into the Wild and discribed oldest cat in ThunderClan, altought, in Bluestar's Prophecy, Smallear and Speckletail were already warriors when she was an apprentice, revealing that she is not the oldest. Blind in one eye, resulting in the modification of her warrior name. Also virtually deaf.[6] It is said in an Erin Chat she died gracefully in her sleep in between Firestar's Quest and Midnight (The New Prophecy).[39] It is revealed in Code of the Clans that her original warrior name was White-eye and that she lost her eye due to a badger attack as an apprentice.[32] She is Mousefur and Runningwind's mother, and Halftail's mate. Her best friend was Dappletail and she was an apprentice when Bluestar was born.
Patchpelt Black/White Elder introduced in Into the Wild.[6] Dies in Rising Storm due to smoke inhalation from the forest fire.[13] His siblings were Leopardfoot, Willowpelt, Spottedleaf and Redtail.[4] He is father of Graystripe mate being Willowpelt and father of Longtail mate being Robinwing.
Purdy Tabby An elderly, plump tabby tom with a gray muzzle and amber eyes living in and near Twolegplaces located around the mountains, Purdy is first introduced in Midnight of The New Prophecy series, and seems to speak in a southern drawling accent (also referring to humans as 'Upwalkers' rather than 'Twolegs'). Brambleclaw and the other chosen cats meet him on their journey to the sun-drown place (the sea) when they become lost in a particularly large suburban neighborhood. Purdy agrees to guide them through, despite not quite knowing the way himself.[14] The cats meet Purdy again, having somehow relocated to the other side of the mountain range, on their return trip to the mountains in Outcast of the Power of Three series. He once again offers to help them, much to their hesitation at his previous displays of ineptness.[35] In Sunrise, Purdy is living with Sol, so he meets the "Sol Patrol", as Jayfeather calls it, and talks to Brambleclaw. Brambleclaw asks Purdy to join ThunderClan as an elder, and Purdy reluctantly agrees, if only to come and help defend Sol's reputation, as they have become great friends. Purdy does not know about everything Sol has done. Following the events of Sunrise, Purdy is now a permanent ThunderClan elder.[24]

Purdy, while often causing more trouble than he averts, can be seen as a sympathetic character due to his poorly disguised feelings of loneliness. Purdy used to be in the care of a Twoleg, but once his Twoleg died he was left to fend for himself. He does not appear to have any friends and jumps at the chance to interact with other cats, in particular Brambleclaw and the others due to their past experience together. He offers to follow the characters on their journey several times, only to be turned down because they feel he would slow them down.

Redtail Tortoiseshell with a distinctive ginger tail Deputy of ThunderClan prior to the events of Into the Wild. Killed by Tigerstar in an attempt to succeed him during a battle with RiverClan. Mentored Dustpelt before his death.[6] Reappears during Firestar's leader ceremony in The Darkest Hour to give him one of his nine lives, while also thanking him for exposing Tigerstar's treachery.[8] He is brother to Patchpelt, Leopardfoot, Willowpelt and Spottedleaf. His mate is Brindleface and his daughter is Sandstorm.
Runningwind Tabby Warrior introduced in Into the Wild.[6] Friendly, loyal to his Clan and a fierce fighter. Helps Firestar out with training Cinderpaw and Brackenpaw during Graystripe's absence.[7] Assists with Cloudpaw's training as well.[9] Killed by Tigerstar and his group of rogues in Rising Storm.[13] Reappears during Firestar's leader ceremony in The Darkest Hour to give him one of his nine lives.[8] Mentored by Bluestar. He is One-eye and Halftail's son, and Mousefur's brother.
Rosetail Light Ginger with a Pinky-Orange Tail Elder mentioned in Into the Wild. Killed by Blackfoot while defending the nursery from a ShadowClan attack.[6] Daughter of Poppydawn and Windflight, sister to Sweetpaw and Thistleclaw, aunt to Whitestorm, great-aunt to Sorreltail, Sootfur and Rainwhisker, great-great-aunt to Honeyfern, Molepaw, Poppyfrost and Cinderheart and great-great-great aunt to Cherrykit and Molekit. She was born when Bluestar was still a kit, but Rosetail was younger than her. Snowfur, the sister of Bluestar, named her because of her tail. She is mentioned in Bluestar's Prophecy.[4]
Shrewpaw Dark Brown Son of Ferncloud and Dustpelt. Brother of Spiderleg, Larchkit, Hollykit, Birchfall, Foxpaw, and Icepaw. Seen in Firestar's Quest as Shrewkit,[11] and as an apprentice, Shrewpaw, mentored by Thornclaw, in Midnight.[14] Run over by a monster and died while chasing a pheasant in Dawn.[18] His parents are Dustpelt and Ferncloud.
Smallear Gray Elder introduced in Into the Wild.[6] Often grumpy and complains often. Fireheart carried him across the river in "Rising Storm" because he refused to enter the river.[13] Taunts Tawnypelt about her father, causing her to leave the Clan. Dies of unknown causes in between The Darkest Hour and Firestar's Quest. Was the mate of Speckletail and the father of Goldenflower, Lionheart,and Snowkit.
Snowkit White Kit introduced in A Dangerous Path. Play fights with Bramblekit but is pinned to the ground painfully. Taken by Brackenfur to Cinderpelt, who realizes he is deaf. Shortly afterwards is taken by a hawk and is never seen again.[9] Son of Speckletail and Smallear. Brother of Lionheart and Goldenflower. Uncle to Brambleclaw, Tawnypelt, and Swiftpaw.
Speckletail Pale Tabby Queen/elder introduced in Into the Wild.[6] Fierce, grumpy, and still capable of fighting. Her kit, Snowkit, is deaf and carried away by a hawk in A Dangerous Path.[9] Chooses to remain in the old forest when the Clans begin their journey to the lake territory in Dawn of The New Prophecy series;[18] presumably dies sometime thereafter. She is mother to Snowkit, Goldenflower, and Lionheart
Sweetpaw White with Tortoiseshell patches Kit/apprentice introduced in Bluestar's Prophecy. She is daughter to Poppydawn and Windflight, sister to Rosetail and Thistleclaw, aunt to Whitestorm, great-aunt to Sorreltail, Sootfur and Rainwhisker, great-great-aunt to Cinderheart, Poppyfrost (her mother Poppydawn's namesake), Honeyfern and Molepaw and great-great-great-aunt to Cherrykit and Molekit. She is kind, caring, and loyal. Dies after sharing a bad mouse with Bluestar and her sister Rosetail.[4]
Swiftpaw Black/White Apprentice introduced in Fire and Ice.[10] Leads an expedition into the lair of the dog pack lurking within the ThunderClan border during A Dangerous Path in an attempt to prove himself to his superiors; is killed in the process.[9] Returns during Firestar's leader ceremony in The Darkest Hour to give him one of his nine lives.[8] He is Goldenflower's son.
Willowpelt Very Pale Gray Warrior/queen introduced in Into the Wild.[6] Calm, fair-minded, and friendly. Mother of Graystripe her mate being Patchpelt, and mother of Sorreltail, Rainwhisker, and Sootfur her mate being Whitestorm. Dies defending Sootpaw from a badger attack in Firestar's Quest.[11] At the end of Twilight, however, Sootfur was killed by a badger anyway.[17] Her littermates were Leopardfoot, Patchpelt, Redtail and Spottedleaf.
Redstar Dark Ginger Leader of ThunderClan when SkyClan left the forest. Redstar was the one who told SkyClan to leave the forest. He was later seen at Leafstar's leader ceremony. He with the other four leaders came to apologize to Cloudstar for sending him out of the forest. He then gave Leafstar the life of wisdom to use to when she has difficult decisions. When the ceremony was over he thanked Firestar for rebuilding SkyClan.[11]
Seedpelt Gray/Dark Flecks Deputy of ThunderClan when SkyClan left the forest. She was only mentioned in the allegiances.[11]
Kestrelwing Gray-Brown with White Splotches Medicine cat of ThunderClan when SkyClan left the forest. He welcomed Birdflight and her kits into ThunderClan because they couldn't make the long journey.[11]
Nettleclaw Gray/Darker Stripes Warrior when SkyClan left the forest. He was only mentioned in allegiances.[11]


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