"I've served my Clan for a long time, and it's nice to finally have some peace and quiet. I hope I get to stick around and enjoy it for many moons to come."The Clans are made up of much more than warriors. One must always remember the elders that tell tales of the past, the queens that bring new cats into the Clans, and the kits that will one day become the future of the Clans.Beware of unmarked spoilers!Note: Please add character tropes exclusive to Dawn of the Clans to the Dawn of the Clans character page, not here.See also:
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"The day I stop hunting, Weedwhisker, is the day you can sit vigil for me."One of the elders from before Firestar's time. Despite his age, he still hunts for himself and the other elders.
"Well done for bringing WindClan home! You must come and share the story with the elders' one night."One of ThunderClan's elders, Halftail is always ready to show kindness to newcomers. When he was younger, he was a warrior named Sparrowpelt, and he mentored Snowfur and Redtail. After losing half of his tail to a badger, he retired because he couldn't balance properly with only half a tail. He dies of smoke inhalation in Rising Storm.
- A Day in the Limelight: He becomes the P.O.V. character for The Elders' Concern.
- Killed Offscreen: He's already dead by the time Firestar finds him in Rising Storm.
- Meaningful Rename: Had his name changed from Sparrowpelt to Halftail when he retired.
- One Steve Limit: He was dead by the time SkyClan's Sparrowpelt came along, but he goes by Sparrowpelt through most of Bluestar's Prophecy.
"You see that nick in my ear? I got that when I was an apprentice. An owl swooped out of nowhere. But I bet my claws left a bigger scar than this!"A ThunderClan elder in the first arc.
- Cool Old Guy: Particularly in the first book, when he shares his fresh-kill with Graypaw and Firepaw.
- Grumpy Bear: Constantly complaining of stiffness, or foretelling doom for the Clan due to Firestar's late deputy ceremony. He even complains that Firestar nearly drowned him when pulling him across the river to save his life.
- Grumpy Old Man: According to Patchpelt, he'd complain if StarClan descended from Silverpelt themselves to bring his bedding.
- Killed Offscreen: Dies sometime before Firestar's Quest, but after The Darkest Hour.
- Small Role, Big Impact: In The Darkest Hour, he doesn't get a lot of spotlight, but he then tells Tawnypaw that she'll just grow up to be like her villainous father Tigerstar. This causes her to run away and join ShadowClan.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Instead of thanking Firestar for carrying him across the river, he complains that he almost drowned because of crossing the river.
"Patchkit, I already see your father's courage shining in your eyes."A ThunderClan elder from the first arc. He's Graystripe's father.
- Brother–Sister Incest: He and his sister Willowpelt are the parents of Graystripe.
- Cool Old Guy: Patchpelt is kind to most cats, including Firestar and Cloudtail, despite their being former kittypets. He also does his best to help his Clan, even as an elder, and dies trying to save one of his Clanmates.
"I was already old when they changed my name to One-eye, and to be honest I don't care what they call me so long as they bring the fresh-kill on time."The oldest cat in ThunderClan in the original series. She's nearly blind and deaf, and only has one functional eye.
- Bus Crash: Dies sometime between Firestar's Quest and Midnight.
- Chekhov's Gunman: In The Darkest Hour, she tells Firestar the specifics of the renaming ceremony that he uses to change Lostface's name to Brightheart.
- Handicapped Badass: As a young warrior in Bluestar's Prophecy, she compensates for her half-blindness with her incredible hearing. No cat can successfully sneak up on her.
- Killed Offscreen: Dies offscreen during a Time Skip, presumably of old age.
- Meaningful Rename: Bluestar changed her name to One-eye when she became an elder.
"Not many cats get to be deputy, so don't miss out on other things while you're waiting."A ThunderClan she-cat first introduced in Into the Wild. She gets a little more screen time in Bluestar's Prophecy. She also happens to be Thistleclaw's sister.
- Genki Girl: She's pretty energetic and excitable in Bluestar's Prophecy.
- Heroic Sacrifice: She dies protecting the nursery from a ShadowClan attack.
- Mauve Shirt: Has a somewhat expanded role in Bluestar's Prophecy, meaning a reader might actually be sad when she dies in Into the Wild.
- Red Shirt: At first. Her entire role in Into the Wild was to be a random elder killed by Blackfoot to show off his evilness. She didn't appear in the allegiances, had no interaction with Firestar, and only had her name revealed after she died. Bluestar's Prophecy went out of its way to rectify this. So minor was she in Into the Wild that there was once an entire thread over at the official forum where fans tried to figure out what happened to her after Bluestar's Prophecy because they had forgotten about her death. Seriously.
- Shipper on Deck: She ships Bluestar and Thrushpelt.
ShadowClan's former leader, who became a rogue after he was defeated by Yellowfang and Firestar. In Fire and Ice, ThunderClan makes him join their Clan as an elder, but he turns on them, as expected. For more information, see here.
"When the thaw comes, you'll get wet. Like you do every leaf-bare...Cats that live wild get wet. Not even your StarClan can change that."An old cat who shows up from time to time in order to help the heroes. A member of ThunderClan as of Sunrise. He enjoys telling long-winded stories and claiming that he used to have great hunting and fighting skills.
- Badass Grandpa: He's older than all of ThunderClan's elders in The New Prophecy, but he is seen in Outcast fighting dogs to save Breezepelt, Lionblaze, and Hollyleaf.
- British Accents: Purdy has a more colloquial way of speaking than the other Clan cats, and is confirmed by Word of God to have a Yorkshire accent.
- Cool Old Guy: He's generally friendly to the other cats, and even if he is annoying he does manage to get them to Sun Drown Place in Midnight.
- The Cuckoolander Was Right: In Sunrise, he tells the Sol Patrol that Sol didn't kill anyone. And he's right for once.
- He's Back: After not having appeared since Moonrise, he comes out of absolutely nowhere in Outcast to hang out with the characters. Then in Sunrise he shows up again, this time living with Sol.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: In Sunrise, he lives together with Sol until the Sol Patrol arrives.
- Horrible Judge of Character: Played with. In Sunrise he claims that Sol, the Big Bad of Power of Three, is a good cat. It's obvious to the readers that he's wrong, but Sol didn't commit the murder he was accused of.
- Old Windbag: He loves nothing better than to tell stories.
- Short Cuts Make Long Delays: He claims he knows a shortcut, but it isn't necessarily the quickest route.
- The Sixth Ranger: In Midnight, where he randomly shows up to show the group a "shortcut".
"I'm not too late, am I?"
One of Tigerstar's biggest supporters, but only at first. After acting like a jerkass to Firestar for the first two books, he eventually realizes Tigerstar's true character, leading to him eventually becoming one of Firestar's biggest supporters.
- Back for the Finale: In The Last Hope, he shows up again in StarClan.
- Broken Pedestal: He supported Tigerstar until he realized how evil he was.
- The Bully: Picked on Firestar in the first half of The Original Series. However, Forest of Secrets gave him Character Development by having him save Firestar and prove that while he may not be Firestar's best friend, he would always fight to defend his Clanmates.
- Career-Ending Injury: Went blind after a rabbit scratched his eyes, forcing him to retire.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: In Fading Echoes/ Well, it was actually a tree, but he still died pretty suddenly.
- Ear Notch: He obtains one, courtesy of Firestar.
- Eye Scream: A rabbit scratches out his his eyes in Firestar's Quest.
- Greater Need Than Mine: In The Fourth Apprentice, Jayfeather suspects that he may be giving his water rations to Mousefur because he thinks she needs them more.
- Jerkass: He was this in the first half of the first arc, especially towards Firestar.
- My God, What Have I Done?: In Code of the Clans, he is horrified when his actions lead to Poppydawn's death.
- Nice Guy: He becomes this after he becomes a good guy. He gets even nicer after he becomes an elder earlier than intended.
- Platonic Life Partners: With Mousefur.
- Rival Turned Evil: Subverted. Firestar thinks that he's become a full on villain due to his admiration of Tigerstar and Darkstripe, but he's really a good guy and he turns away from them.
- The Rival: To Firestar in the first arc.
- Senseless Sacrifice: In Fading Echoes, he heroically dies to save (drumroll) a half-eaten vole!
- Together in Death: As of The Last Hope, Longtail and Mousefur are finally reunited in death.
"I'm sorry, Fireheart. I think you're talking sense, but that's not the point. The warrior code isn't something you stick to just when you feel like it. I don't think I could disobey my leader if she ordered me to attack."A ThunderClan she-cat. At the beginning of Into the Wild, she is a young and strong warrior. While most of the ThunderClan cats from Into the Wild die by the end of the first arc, she manages to survive and is one of the Clan's oldest warriors. During The New Prophecy, she joins Longtail in the elder's den and becomes a cranky old she-cat.
- Action Girl: Even as an elder. Fighting the badgers in Twilight comes to mind.
- Asexuality: Word of God (specifically Vicky) claims that she's asexual and that her relationship with Longtail is one of good friends.
- Cool Old Lady: Tough and grumpy, but always loyal to her Clan, and still manages to aid her Clan in fights as an elder.
- Deadpan Snarker: Especially as she gets older.
- Dying as Yourself: In The Last Hope, she reunites with Longtail, finally finding peace and snapping out of her depression...just before a Dark Forest warrior gets her.
- It's All My Fault: In Fading Echoes, she believes she caused Longtail to die.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She may be grumpy, but she loves kits, is loyal to her Clan, and is pretty helpful to Jayfeather when he needs information (such as in Sunrise).
- Never Mess with Granny: Ready to fight for ThunderClan, even after moving into the elders' den.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: In Fading Echoes, after Longtail's death, she goes into withdrawal and even refuses to eat.
- Racist Grandma: She dislikes outsiders joining ThunderClan and once even calls a Clan meeting to say that ThunderClan is becoming too mixed.
- Talking Is a Free Action: Subverted in The Last Hope. She dies because she stops in the middle of a battle to talk with Longtail.
SnowkitA kit in A Dangerous Path. He is deaf, which leads him to be carried off by a hawk.
- Bury Your Disabled: He's one of the few disabled cats in the series, and he's captured and killed by a hawk. Justified, given the setting.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: In A Dangerous Path, he is snatched right out of camp and presumably eaten by a hawk.
- Dream-Crushing Handicap: An unusual example where it's his mother, rather than him, that refuses to accept the disability.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: According to Frostfur, white cats with blue eyes are often deaf.
Nightkit and Mistkit
Nightkit and MistkitTigerstar's sisters. They die within a moon after their birth.
"Believe in your Clan and in yourself. Never doubt that you know the right path to take."Bluestar's other daughter, who died when she was being taken to RiverClan.
- Back for the Finale: She returns in The Last Hope and plays a small role.
- The Cameo: She meets Jayfeather in The Last Hope.
- Gender Bender: Has been called both male and female. Word of God confirms Mosskit as female.
- Happily Adopted: She essentially considers Snowfur her mother, as Snowfur has been watching over her since she joined StarClan. She still loves and misses Bluefur, though, and even gives her a seventh life when she becomes ThunderClan leader, along with the gift of trust.
You have sacrificed so much. And our Clan walks a safer path now. With this life, I give you pride, so that you may know your own worth and the worth of your Clan. Thank you for raising Whitestorm. You were chosen long ago, and StarClan has never regretted its choice."Bluestar's littermate and mother of Whitestorm.
- Action Mom: Battles ShadowClan intruders alongside her sister just before her death.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: She falls in love with Thistleclaw, a bloodthirsty and violent War Hawk.
- Back for the Finale: Appears again in The Last Hope.
- Doomed by Canon: If you read Secrets of the Clans, which was released before Bluestar's Prophecy, you not only know that she dies, but how she dies.
- Family Eye Resemblance: Blue, like her sister Bluestar and her father Stormtail.
- Look Both Ways: In Bluestar's Prophecy, she dies because a car hits her.
- Morality Chain: To Thistleclaw. When she dies, any shred of morality he has left dies with her.
- Parental Substitute: She takes care of her niece, Mosskit, in StarClan.
- Satellite Character: She's mostly defined by her roles as Bluestar's sister and Thistleclaw's mate.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Like her son Whitestorm, she has pure white fur.
"Why can't he be a warrior? There's nothing else wrong with him. He's a good, strong kit. He gets along just fine if you signal what he has to do."The leader of the Nursery in the first arc. She is fiercely protective of all the kits of ThunderClan. Mother of Snowkit, Lionheart, and Goldenflower.
- Adult Fear: Her last kit is born deaf, meaning he can never be a warrior, and ends up getting carried off and presumably eaten by a hawk.
- Apron Matron: She's the leader of the Nursery, and she isn't soft with those who try to hurt the kits.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: Goes a little mad for a short while after Snowkit dies, but she gets over it and joins the Elders.
- Intergenerational Friendship: In the wake of Snowkit's death, she grows close to Lostface when she moves into the Elders' den.
- Mama Bear: She cares for all the kits of the Nursery like her own, and will fight to protect them.
- Outliving One's Offspring: Outlives Lionheart and, most tragically, Snowkit.
- Parental Substitute: Becomes a surrogate mother to Lostface when she is sent to live in the Elders' den after her injury. This further helps her come to terms with Snowkit's death.
"With this life I give you protection. Use it well to care for your Clan as a mother cares for her kits."One of ThunderClan's queens; mother of Ferncloud and Ashfur, and according to Word of God, Sandstorm. Fiercely devoted to protecting the kits who will one day become warriors, she battles tooth and claw against enemies, even when she's pregnant. After losing two of her kits to sickness, she adopts Cloudtail and cares for him like her own.
- Action Girl: As with almost all she-cats in this series.
- Action Mom: Fights as ferociously as any warrior.
- Back for the Finale: She reappears in The Last Hope after not doing much as a StarClan warrior.
- The Cameo: Appears in The Last Hope to lead a newly deceased Firestar into StarClan.
- Killed Offscreen: In A Dangerous Path, Tigerstar kills her so that the dog pack will get a taste for cat blood.
- Mama Bear: Invoked when she gives Firestar the gift of protection, so that he will defend his Clan as ferociously as a mother guards her kits.
- Pregnant Badass: First appears in the first book as a pregnant queen battling ShadowClan.
- Outliving One's Offspring: One of her kits dies shortly after birth, and another dies of an unnamed illness around the same time that Cloudkit is brought to the Clan. She takes him in as her surrogate son.
"We don't raise kits to fight in unjust battles."One of the queens in the Original Series. Mother of Cinderpelt, Brackenfur, Thornclaw, and Brightheart.
- Action Girl: She leaves the Nursery and fights again as a warrior late in the Original Series.
- Back for the Finale: Returns in The Last Hope.
- Bus Crash: Stays behind instead of going on the Great Journey. Word of God is that she died shortly after the Clans left.
- Mama Bear: She attacks Ravenpaw when she thinks that he stole her kits.
"I understand how you feel. Your eyes have always betrayed your heart. But these are my kits, and I will die to protect them if I have to. I'm afraid for them, Fireheart. The Clan will never forgive Tigerclaw - nor should they. But Bramblekit and Tawnykit have done nothing wrong, and I will not let them be punished because of Tigerclaw."The mate of Tigerstar, and mother of Brambleclaw, Tawnypelt, and Swiftpaw.
- Action Mom: During the ShadowClan attack on ThunderClan in the first book, she fights a ShadowClan tom.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Played with; she fell for Tigerstar before she knew of his crimes, and is just as disgusted with him as everyone else in ThunderClan when she learns of them, but dialogue later hints that she still loves him.
- Bus Crash: Dies in the Time Skip between Sunset and Power of Three.
- Genki Girl: Her reaction to Bluepaw accidentally ripping part of her ear off during training was an enthusiastic "teach me how to do that!", and she spent most of her apprenticeship running around energetically.
- Mama Bear: She's very protective of Brambleclaw and Tawnypelt.
- Nice Girl: Readily takes care of Graystripe's kits since their mother is dead despite the effort wearing her out.
- Outliving One's Offspring: Her son Swiftpaw is killed by a pack of dogs.
- So Proud of You: Tells Brambleclaw that she's very proud of him as she's giving him one of his nine lives.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Calls out Firestar for thinking that Brambleclaw would turn out like his father, and later for not being able to find Tawnypaw after she ran off to join ShadowClan.
FerncloudAshfur's sister, and the mother of Spiderleg, Shrewpaw, Birchfall, Hollykit, Larchkit, Foxleap, and Icecloud. She's a permanent queen, staying in the nursery with Daisy to help newer queens adjust.
- Action Mom: Stays in the nursery most of the time, but can pack a punch when she has to.
- Apron Matron: Jayfeather jokes in The Last Hope that she rules the nursery with an iron paw. She really doesn't.
- Character Death: In The Last Hope, she is killed by Brokenstar. Oh, and Dustpelt is completely crushed.
- C-List Fodder: In The Last Hope, her minor character status catches up with her and she dies in battle.
- Incest Is Relative: Her mother Brindleface is her mate's sister. In other words, Ferncloud and Dustpelt are niece and uncle. Particularly notable since later, pairings such as Thornclaw/Whitewing and Rosepetal/Foxleap would be nixed in order to avoid incest, but nobody seems to care about these two.
- Kill the Cutie: In The Last Hope. Oh no, a minor character who still keeps their idealism despite the harshness of the world? We can't have that. Here, have a Brokenstar!
- May–December Romance: With Dustpelt, though it's a less extreme example than many in this series. She's not even a year younger than him, but they start having feelings for each other when she's an apprentice and he's a warrior old enough to be her mentor.
- Outliving One's Offspring: Outlived Shrewpaw, Hollykit, and Larchkit, all of whom die in The New Prophecy.
- Shrinking Violet: As an apprentice. She gets better when she grows up, but still remains very quiet.
- Silk Hiding Steel: Like most kindhearted warrior she-cats, Ferncloud can pack a wallop when she wants to, especially when kits are threatened.
- You Shall Not Pass: In The Last Hope, she dies protecting the nursery from Brokenstar.
"I am no warrior, but I am a ThunderClan cat. I stay in the nursery rather than hunt and fight because that is what I do best. I care for our young as though each kit were my own. That is my gift to the Clan, but I do it in my own chosen name."A cat who lived in a barn by the lake territory, she and her kits join ThunderClan to avoid being separated by their owners. Although Firestar allows it, many in the Clans aren't happy about this, as Daisy shows no interest in becoming a warrior, to the point of refusing a warrior name when one is offered. She mainly stays in the nursery helping queens raise their kits. Mother of Berrynose, Mousewhisker, Hazeltail, Rospetal, and Toadstep.
- Action Girl: Unusually for the series, this trope is subverted. Cloudtail teaches her to fight, so it looks like she'll become one, but she decides to become a permanent queen. Then Lionblaze teaches her some moves in The Last Hope and she proves to be pretty effective at fighting the Dark Forest.
- Apron Matron: Takes over this role from Ferncloud when she dies.
- Character Development: Gets a surprising amount for a background character. She starts out terrified of the forest, clingy to Cloudtail, and spent most of her time doing nothing. By Power of Three she's adapted relatively well and pulls her weight around camp, and at the end of Omen of the Stars she takes enough levels in badass to successfully fight the Dark Forest. She's also respected by the Clan, and Bramblestar himself consults her for advice at least once.
- Confusion Fu: In The Last Hope, Lionblaze trains her and Brightheart in it.
- Going Native: Not completely, since she's not a warrior, but she's come a long way from being terrified of the forest. She even attends Gatherings on occasion.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Most forest cats have them, but Daisy's scarred muzzle deserves special mention. It's not everyday a Non-Action Girl goes into battle against the forces of evil, after all.
- Hidden Depths: Is surprisingly mature about losing Smoky, Cloudtail, and Spiderleg, and is the first one to apologize to Brightheart for her behavior.
- Hysterical Woman: When she first arrives, she's completely paranoid about the dangers of the forest, even taking her kits back to the stable at one point. However, later books show that she's grown out of it.
- Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places: Her short story states that another reason she left the barn was because she was hoping to find someone who could love her. Unfortunately, her tries were with Cloudtail and Spiderleg.
- Mr. Exposition: In Sunset, she uses her knowledge of Twolegs to fill the Clan in on their recent actions.
- The Scrappy: To some of ThunderClan in The New Prophecy, due to being ignorant of Clan traditions and unintentionally messing up Cloudtail and Brightheart's relationship.
- Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: She's more liked in Power of Three, however.
- Silk Hiding Steel: In contrast to her earlier appearances, by Bramblestar's Storm Daisy has become well-respected for her maternal personality and iron will.
- Team Mom: Her main purpose in the Clan is to help raise kits.
- Took a Level in Badass: In The Last Hope, she's seen beating up a Dark Forest cat that got too near the nursery.
- As of The Apprentice's Quest, she can hunt for herself pretty good now.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Screams at Smoky in Bramblestar's Storm for replacing her sister, who she thought he genuinely loved, when she died.