"Does it surprise you how many cats there are who don't live in Clans?...[Clan cats] often act as if there could be no other way to survive except by the warrior code, but how short their memories must be if they have already forgotten...the contented rogues and kittypets they have encountered."
—Rock on Clanless cats, Cats of the Clans
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"Just because I live outside the forest doesn't mean that I reject the warrior code. It is a noble path for cats to walk, and I would defend it as willingly as any warrior."
"We're as strong as a Clan, the two of us. And this territory is ours. All our own."
Formerly a ThunderClan apprentice, and a good friend of Firestar and Graystripe. Fearing for his life as Tigerclaw began turning the Clan against him, Firestar takes him to live with Barley, a farmcat on the far edge of the Clans' territory. Much preferring his life there, he never does rejoin the Clans, though he remains their ally, even joining them in the battle against BloodClan.
- A Day in the Limelight: His manga series, Ravenpaw's Path
- Bus Crash: After not being seen for about four in-universe years, Ravenpaw is revealed to have died at some point when he appears to give Bramblestar one of his nine lives.
- Easily Forgiven: Good thing the twoleg forgot about those chickens he thought you killed, right Ravenpaw?
- Faking the Dead: His death is faked so that Tigerstar won't come after him.
- Death Faked for You: And it's done by Firepaw coming to camp claiming that he was killed by a ShadowClan patrol.
- He Knows Too Much: Subverted. Tigerclaw plots to kill him because of his knowledge of Redtail's death, but Firepaw and Graypaw find out before he can, so Ravenpaw runs away.
- Heroic Rematch: He fights Willie in Shattered Peace, and is on the receiving end of a Curb-Stomp Battle. Come The Heart of a Warrior, they meet again, and this time Ravenpaw is the one to wreck Willie.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: Tigerstar did his best to ruin Ravenpaw's reputation.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Barley. At least, that's what Word of God says...
- Nervous Wreck: Poor guy couldn't relax with Tigerclaw around. But once he runs away, he calms down a lot.
- Shrinking Violet: Incredibly fearful before he leaves ThunderClan, partly from Tigerclaw, but Bluestar actually gave him Tigerclaw as his mentor in order to toughen him up, so he apparently was always like that.
- Took a Level in Badass: In The Darkest Hour, he walks right into TigerClan territory and frees Mistyfoot and Graystripe's kits by pretending to be a RiverClan cat. Pretty good for someone who used to be afraid of his own shadow.
"Blood isn't everything. Loyalty is everything. And Ravenpaw has been more loyal to me than you could be in a hundred lifetimes."
A loner who lives on a farm with Ravenpaw. Also an ex-BloodClan member.
He's rather quiet and shy, but is always willing to help out the Clan cats.
- A Day in the Limelight: He is a main character alongside Ravenpaw in Ravenpaw's Path.
- Belated Backstory: His past isn't explored until The Darkest Hour, and it gets fleshed out more in Secrets of the Clans.
- Chekhov's Gunman: He turns out to be a former BloodClan member in The Darkest Hour, and the information he gives to Firestar is critical to the defeat of Scourge.
- Deadpan Snarker
- I Was Named "My Name": We see in his backstory that he always had the name Barley, even when he lived in the city; the name didn't initially come from the humans who own the farm he lives on. However, in the Ravenpaw's Path trilogy, one of the humans calls him "Barley", so we can assume that they just happened to name him his actual name.
- The Quiet One: He doesn't talk much, but what he does have to say is usually important.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: He bitch-slaps Ice or Snake after they badmouth him in The Heart Of A Warrior and then give them his retort.
"I'd rather be a nothing than a murderer."
The mother of Hawkfrost and Mothwing, and once mate to Tigerstar
. Formerly a kittypet, she decided to become a rogue when her Twoleg was taken to a nursing home.
"You have little ones? That's great! So who's the father? Do I know him?"
Pine is the first cat Sasha meets in the wild. He helps her get rid of her collar and tells her what he knows about Clan life. Over time, he gets friendlier with her.
- Easily Forgiven: Inverted. He gets angry at first at Sasha for stealing his kill, but after she apologizes, he lets it slide despite barely knowing her.
- Hates Being Alone: Subverted eventually. At first, he's proud to be a rogue. Then in Escape From The Forest, he's sad to see Sasha leave. Then when he meets her again, he's excited to see her again. Then it's revealed that he sometimes hangs out with cats from a local farm.
- Scars Are Forever: He has several scars from when Clan cats attacked him.
"Everybody here's just passing through."
"I do my own thing, y'know. And my own thing is here."
A tom who lives at a truckstop on a major highway. Graystripe and Millie meet him while traveling to the lake, and he lets them stay while with him while Graystripe recovers from being hit by a car.
- The Medic: He has minor knowledge of herbs.
- The Nicknamer: He refers to Graystripe as "bro".
- Sherlock Scan: He uses it on trucks so that he can tell whether they are heading towards or away from the sea.
- Shipper on Deck: He ships Graystripe and Millie, but that doesn't stop him from interfering with it.
- The Smart Guy: He comes up with a plan to get Graystripe and Millie to the Sun-Drown-Place.
- Totally Radical: He calls Graystripe "bro", and generally uses slang like crazy.
A minor character in the Warriors Adventure Game
campaign The Plaintive Howls
. He is a loner who was captured by the Twolegs.
- Mr. Exposition: His whole reason for existing is so that he can give the player characters an explanation of what the Twolegs are up to in The Plaintive Howls.
Firestar's kittypet sister. During the first series, he'd often visit her to reminisce about kittypet life, and share stories about the Clans. She is the mother of Cloudtail, and gives him to the Clan as a kit because Firestar likes his life there so much.
- Flanderization: She starts out as level-headed and understanding, but by the sixth book has become a hysterical worrywart.
- Alternative Character Interpretation could have it that Princess was always a ditz with that one moment of genius concerning that trap for Cinderpelt and that she only seemed so level-headed because times were good when Firestar first visited, but got worse and worse.
- The Ditz: Her later character.
- Non-Action Girl: While she does think the warrior life could be a good one - she chooses that life for her firstborn, after all - she says it's not for her; she's content living comfortably with her Twolegs.
Firestar's childhood friend before he joins ThunderClan. Unlike Rusty, Smudge would rather not try and live like a wild cat. However, he does fear for his old friend's safety.
- Big Eater: Consistently described as 'plump'.
- Childhood Friends: With Firestar.
- Groin Attack: He gets neutered sometime during the events of Into The Wild.
- Non-Action Guy: One of few cats in this series (outside of medicine cats) who are notable for not fighting.
- Took a Level in Badass: Zigzagged. Smudge is normally scared of wild cats, but thanks to having dreams about SkyClan, he ventures out into the woods to find Firestar. Once he gets ambushed by a ThunderClan patrol, he glares at them instead of fleeing. Once that's done, he's back to his normal self.
A kittypet who shows up in The Fourth Apprentice
. Despite not having an interest in Clan life, she does want an adventure, and is interested in the affairs of the Clan cats.
- Action Girl: She participates in the final battle of The Fourth Apprentice and isn't too shabby.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Random kittypet, you say? Nope, backup in the final battle.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: She may be scaring all the prey off, but she does quite nicely in the final battle.
- The Ditz: She doesn't seem to realize that she's scaring off all of Lionblaze's prey.
- Jumped at the Call: She is very eager to go on an adventure once Dovewing and Lionblaze come calling.
- Sixth Ranger: Snowdrop, along with Jigsaw and Seville, join the Clan cats late in their quest to defeat the beavers.
A kittypet, who was adopted by Firestar's former housefolk after he ran off to join ThunderClan. She seems to be good friends with Smudge.
"Just because I'm a kittypet doesn't mean I don't have dreams of something else. I don't want to spend my whole life in the wild, but I'd like to explore beyond the fences, see how other cats live. I know every pawstep of the housefolk-place, and I'd like to go farther."
"I know I'm a kittypet. I'm happy with that. It doesn't mean I can't walk a different path for a while."
The father of Firestar, Scourge, Princess, Socks, and Ruby. A kittypet tom with a red pelt and a penchant for attracting she-cats. Also a good friend of Pinestar, the father of Tigerstar. Introduced as a minor character in Bluestar's Prophecy
, he is much more important in Tallstar's Revenge
- All There in the Manual: Even though he's Firestar's father, it was only after that information had been Word of God for four years that it was revealed in the books.
- Ascended Extra: He's a minor character in Bluestar's Prophecy. This is not the case in Tallstar's Revenge, where he is very important.
- The Ditz: According to Bluestar. Subverted in Tallstar's Revenge. We were led to believe that he had little between his ears, but he's actually pretty smart.
- Fiery Red Pelt: Just like his son. He's heroic and eager to go on a mission.
- Non-Action Guy: Plenty of kittypets are also good fighters. As far as we know, Jake isn't one of them. Subverted in Tallstar's Revenge. Although we were led to believe to believe that he was like this, he turns out to be very competent with the skills Tallstar shows him.
- Rescue Bromance: Tallstar saves his life, and he follows it up by saving Tallstar's life. This kicks off their budding friendship.
- Serial Romeo: Had two mates that we know of, and has never been seen spending time with either of them.
- True Companions: With Tallstar. In fact, Tallstar even becomes friends with Jake's son, Firestar.
The second mate of Jake, and the mother of Princess, Firestar, and their unnamed siblings.
- All There in the Manual: Her name is only revealed in Firestar's exclusive trivia from the Warriors app.
- Dreaming of Things to Come: Shortly after Firestar was born, she had a dream where she saw him standing on the Great Rock talking to the Clans.
- Missing Mom: To Firestar and Princess. The most that's given about what happened to her is that she's still living with her own housefolk.
- Unnamed Parent: For a long time, she was simply known to the fandom as "Firestar's Mom", but the Warriors app eventually gave her a name.
"I'll show you fat and lazy!"
"Are you crazy? You could've killed me!"
A cat from the Twolegplace who serves as the villain of The Lost Warrior
. Duke is a kittypet who is said to have never been beaten in battle. His fierce protection of what he perceives as his territory leads him into conflict with Graystripe, who is searching the Twolegplace for a way to get home.
- The Bully: He bullies the Twolegplace cats either because they're in "his territory" or because he just doesn't like them.
- Defeating the Undefeatable: Millie mentions that no one has ever defeated him in a fight, but Graystripe eventually takes him down. It's much less impressive than most uses of this trope, as the only cats he could have fought weren't very good fighters.
- Dirty Coward: After his rematch against Graystripe, he runs away whimpering.
- Expy: Let's see: a spike collar, (supposedly) rules over part of Twolegplace, and is said to have never lost a fight? Yep, we have ourselves a Scourge copy.
- Hot-Blooded: He really loves fighting, but only against cats he thinks are weak.
- Jerkass: He picks on Graystripe and the cats of the Twolegplace for absolutely no reason.
- Spikes of Villainy: He has a spike collar like most BloodClan cats do. Unlike BloodClan, it was manufactured with the spikes in it.
- Starter Villain: The only reason he exists is so that Graystripe and Millie can have someone to fight at the beginning of Graystripe's Adventure.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Calls Graystripe out for nearly killing him.
"No more cats should suffer!"
Barley's sister and a former member of BloodClan. Before the series began, they escaped BloodClan together, but she was nearly killed. Afterwards, she lived her life in peace as a kittypet, until Ravenpaw's Path
, where she joined Barley and his group in the fight against Neo BloodClan.
A tom who once went into the woods and returned with exaggerated descriptions of the forest. He became less adventurous after being neutered.
- Big Eater: He eats a lot and that's why he's fat.
- The Ghost: Mentioned in a conversation in the beginning of Into the Wild, but never seen.
- Groin Attack: He was neutered sometime before the events of Into the Wild.
- Lazy Bum: According to Firestar, "all he does nowadays is complain about birds disturbing his dozing".
- Non-Action Guy: After being neutered.
A kittypet tom. When Barley meets him, it's the first time that Barley realizes that there can be a life outside of BloodClan, and he later brings Violet to Fuzz's house, as his Twolegs are veterinarians.
- The Ditz: He's a good cat, but probably the stupidest character in the entire Warriors verse.
- Literal-Minded: He asks Barley's name, and Barley, taken by surprise, responds, "Er... Barley." Fuzz proceeds to call him "Erbarley" for the rest of the story.
"I don't know. But it will be an exciting new adventure, whatever happens!"
A kit from the Tigerstar and Sasha
manga that was thrown in the river. He is saved by the captain and adopted, becoming a ship's cat.
The mother of Scourge, Socks, and Ruby.
- The Cameo: She appears briefly in Tallstar's Revenge.
- Parental Favoritism: Scourge believes that she likes Socks and Ruby more than him, although it is hinted that she likes Scourge best.
Socks and Ruby
The brother and sister of Scourge. They are much bigger and stronger than him, and they also tend to pick on him.
- Break the Haughty: After their Twolegs move away and leave them to starve on the streets, they become desperate enough to seek out the brother they bullied to beg him for food.
- Jerkass: They bully Scourge just because he's smaller than them.
- Kick the Dog: Ruby taunts Scourge (then named Tiny) into running away by sneering that unwanted kittens like him get drowned in the river. The sneer on her face makes him even more worried.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Their twolegs abandon them and leave them on the streets.
Jacques and Susan
A pair of kittypets who live near the lake. They antagonize the Clan cats and brutally murder Talonpaw of ShadowClan.
- All There in the Manual: Their names aren't given in the actual series, and only show up in the Field Guide Secrets of the Clans.
- Bit Part Bad Guys: They play a very minor role as antagonists in the second half of The New Prophecy.
- Dark Action Girl: Susan, like Jacques, is a fairly efficient fighter.
- Dirty Coward: If anyone who they don't think is weak and helpless comes to their den, they run in and hide.
- The Oathbreaker: In Twilight, when attacked by a patrol consisting of ThunderClan and ShadowClan cats, they promise to never hurt the Clans again. Despite this, they attack ShadowClan again during The Forgotten Warrior.
A kittypet who wanted to join SkyClan in Firestar's Quest
. But after the rat attack, he realizes this wasn't the life for him, so he leaves. Currently, he's still living with his owners.
Rose and Lily
Two pampered Siamese kittypet sisters, who live near the SkyClan gorge. Firestar meets them while searching for cats to repopulate SkyClan, but they reject his offer due to not wanting to leave their warm blankets and creamed chicken at home.
A kittypet from the Twolegplace who aids Graystripe in his quest to return home. For more information, see Warrior Cats ThunderClan
"You think your warrior ancestors will save you, just because you all believe the same nonsense. But what if you're wrong?"
"In the end, you will all kill each other for reasons that aren't worth so much as a mousetail."
A mysterious and charismatic cat who has recently appeared in Clan territory. He is extremely persuasive, his voice being described as "hypnotic". Exactly what he's after is not known, but he has several times attempted to turn the Clan cats away from their beliefs in StarClan, and is not very well trusted.
- Affably Evil: He's genuinely friendly to the Clan cats, and offers information to Lionblaze, Jayfeather, and Hollyleaf, but that doesn't stop him from trying to destroy them.
- Arch-Enemy: To Hollyleaf.
- Ascended Fanboy: He was obsessed with "Sky Warriors" because of the stories his mother told him. When Leafstar shows up, he's shocked to learn that the Sky Warriors still exist as SkyClan. However, this trope is deconstructed when Leafstar refuses to make him a warrior until he proves himself, causing him to go off the deep end in his attempts to please her.
- Badass Normal: He mind rapes Jayfeather, manipulates Midnight, orchestrates a war between the Clans and knows more than any cat should. His special power that lets him do all this? Absolutely nothing. It's all him.
- Belated Backstory: We don't find out his past until long after he first appears. Specifically in Beyond The Code. And even then it could be a lie.
- Big Bad: Of the Power of Three arc, until Sunrise.
- Big Bad Ensemble: With Brokenstar in The Forgotten Warrior.
- Big Damn Heroes: Yes, Sol of all cats pulls this when he helps Leafstar carry her kits to safety in The Rescue.
- Broken Pedestal: A villainous version. At first, he idolized the "Sky Warriors", but after SkyClan was too slow to make him a warrior, he decided that he hated all the Clans.
- The Chessmaster: He has the cats on strings throughout every book he appears in. Then Hollyleaf beats the ever-loving Dark Forest out of him at the end of The Forgotten Warrior, proving that elaborate schemes can talk to the fist.
- Compelling Voice: When he speaks, others feel compelled to do as he says. This includes Hollyleaf and Midnight.
- The Corrupter: His goal is to corrupt the Clan cats so that they will destroy each other and prove that the Warrior Code is worthless. He's really good at the corrupting part.
- Creepy Monotone: He's always calm, even when being accused of killing Ashfur.
- Cryptic Conversation: With many characters. It's what he does.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: On the receiving end of one from Hollyleaf in The Forgotten Warrior.
- Deadpan Snarker: Constantly, as part of a facade.
- Disc One Final Boss: He's played up to be the Big Bad of Power of Three until Sunrise, where that title is usurped by Hollyleaf.
- Dissonant Serenity: He shows so much calm all the time that Hollyleaf freaks out when she sees a bit of anger in his eyes for half a second.
- The Dragon: The Forgotten Warrior hints that he may be the second-in-command to Hawkfrost.
- Easily Forgiven: Thanks to his powers of manipulation, he manages to get a good amount of ThunderClan and WindClan cats on his side in The Forgotten Warrior.
- Engineered Heroism: Impatient that SkyClan hadn't made him a warrior yet, he decides that they will have to if he does something heroic. He hides away Leafstar's kits, leaving them alone and unprotected for days, planning to heroically "find" them later. It is for this reason that Leafstar kicks him out of SkyClan - a true Clan cat would never put kits in danger.
- Enigmatic Minion: He's essentially this, minus the minion bit. The Forgotten Warrior suggests that he may actually be a minion of the Dark Forest.
- Evil Mentor: He was going to be this to Lionblaze, Hollyleaf, and Jayfeather, but then he got the opportunity to control Blackstar, so he took it.
- Foil: For Hollyleaf. Where she is diligent and obsessed with order, Sol is lazy and brings chaos wherever he goes. Whenever they encounter each other, it causes them to reveal the personality traits that they often try to keep hidden.
- Foreshadowing: One of his stories in The Forgotten Warrior involves him using a move that sounds exactly like the Sky Drop from Battles of the Clans.
- Freudian Excuse: His mother didn't care about her kits, not even bothering to name them, and complained often. His father was never around, and ended up leaving them for a new mate. His mother ended up abandoning them at Twoleg nests. He dreamed all his life of being a "sky warrior", but SkyClan (unfairly, from his point of view) refused to make him a warrior.
- Friendly Enemy: To all of the cast, as part of his plans to manipulate them. This is most notable during his reunion with Lionblaze in The Forgotten Warrior.
- He's Back: The Forgotten Warrior uses this is the awesomest way possible.
- Internal Reveal: In The Forgotten Warrior, he reveals to Hollyleaf and Dovewing that there's a fifth Clan, and he's met them. Fans already knew this from Expanded Universe material released before The Forgotten Warrior.
- Kansas City Shuffle: In The Forgotten Warrior, he returns and says that he wants to visit ThunderClan. Firestar knows that he's up to something, so he decides to let Sol stay instead of driving him away so that he can keep an eye on him, and potentially counter Sol's latest scheme. This is exactly what Sol is counting on, as he wants to be within ThunderClan so that he can rile up the younger warriors and make them lead an attack on WindClan. Doing so will both deprive ThunderClan of valuable warriors and create hostilities with WindClan, allowing him to lead an army of WindClan cats for a full scale attack on ThunderClan.
- Lazy Bum: If there's a way to get other cats to get food for him or fight for him, he'll use it.
- Light Is Not Good: His name means "Sun", and Hollyleaf describes him as looking like a lion. That doesn't make him an ally. At all.
- Manipulative Bastard: Manipulates everyone, all the time.
- Meaningful Name: Sol shares his name with the Roman god of the sun, as well as meaning sun in, most notably, Latin and Spanish. In the book where he first appears, he predicts a solar eclipse.
- The Mentor: Somewhat to Lionblaze, Jayfeather, and Hollyleaf.
- Mind Rape: He subjects Jayfeather to this when said cat tries to probe his mind.
- Motive Rant: To Dovewing and Hollyleaf in The Forgotten Warrior.
- Mr. Exposition: Introduced as one. In his first named appearance, it seems like his only role is to tell Jayfeather and Leafpool about the approaching solar eclipse. Of course, he's much more important than that.
- Not Me This Time: In Sunrise, the cats believe that he killed Ashfur. This turns out to be the only thing he was accused of that he didn't do.
- Not So Stoic: Before being the mysterious cat he was in the main series, he was prone to several freak-outs in SkyClan and the Stranger.
- Pragmatic Villainy: He tries to avoid provoking the Clan cats and only engages in villainous acts that he thinks will benefit him in the long run.
- The Reveal:
- When it turns out that he is Harry at the end of The Rescue.
- Although the readers were already aware of it, at the end of The Forgotten Warrior he reveals to Hollyleaf and Dovewing that there is a fifth Clan.
- Revenge: He tries to get revenge upon the Clans in Power of Three and Omen of the Stars because SkyClan wouldn't make him a warrior.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He gives two of them at the same time. The first one he gives to Billystorm for being a daylight warrior, but Billystorm counters that by retorting that he's moving into the gorge as a full-time warrior from now on. The second one he makes is an even bigger one to SkyClan, saying they are foolish for thinking StarClan and the warrior code could keep them safe forever.
- Small Name, Big Ego: In The Forgotten Warrior, he randomly brags about his awesome fighting skills to some kits. Said awesome fighting skills completely fail to appear during his fight with Hollyleaf.
- The Sociopath: Word of God is that Sol is a sociopath. He cares naught for other cats, and sees them only as pawns to further his schemes.
- Sore Loser: A really, really big one. It's part of the reason he hates Hollyleaf so much.
- Start My Own: Makes his own pseudo-Clan after being kicked out of SkyClan.
- Start of Darkness: SkyClan and the Stranger is a prequel manga detailing how he became evil.
- Take Over the World: As he says in Power of Three, "Ruling all the Clans around the lake. That's what true power is."
- The Trickster: Endlessly tricks and manipulates the Clan cats.
- Troll: To the Clans. In The Forgotten Warrior, he's clearly relishing their belief that he's an all-powerful god who controls the sun. The scary thing is he also trolls the audience. In The Forgotten Warrior, the prologue is written to make you think that Hollyleaf is coming back evil, but actually he's just returning for revenge. Meanwhile, his backstory in Beyond the Code is recounted by him to Leafstar, and contains just enough hints that it might not be true so as to make the readers feel like they haven't learned anything about him, despite having a whole story focused around him.
- Tyrant Takes the Helm: Manages to take over ShadowClan at the end of Eclipse, although he gets kicked out in Long Shadows.
- Unreliable Expositor: He has a lot of info for the characters, but much of it is lies.
- The Unreveal: In The Forgotten Warrior, after it has been hinted at several times, Ivypool asks Hawkfrost if Sol is working with the Dark Forest. Hawkfrost's response? "Muhaha. I'm not telling."
- Walking Spoiler: Just his presence alone is a spoiler for the SkyClan and the Stranger manga trilogy.
- Weak, but Skilled: With his lackluster fighting skills, the only thing he has going for him is his Compelling Voice. His usage of that ability puts his threat level on par with cats like Mapleshade and Tigerstar.
- Wham Line: Long Shadows: "Are you sure you have found the Three?"
- What Happened to the Mouse?: At the end of The Forgotten Warrior, he swears that he will have his revenge on the Clans. However, he doesn't show up in The Last Hope.
- Villainous Breakdown: He finally snaps at the end of The Forgotten Warrior.
- Villain with Good Publicity: Even when he has bad publicity he manages to make everyone love and trust him.
- Xanatos Speed Chess: He plays it often, especially when he takes over ShadowClan.
A cranky old she-cat who the leader of a gang of rogues in the Twolegplace. Her group first appears in Yellowfang's Secret
, when Yellowfang and Raggedstar head to the Twolegplace. She reappears in Tallstar's Revenge
with the rest of her gang, this time giving some information to Jake and Tallstar.
- Call Back: Says that she once knew a cat that liked Clan cats, most likely referring to Boulder, who left Marmalade's gang to join ShadowClan. Red is still there though, which makes this reference mostly confusing.
- Cool Old Lady: In Tallstar's Revenge, where she's actually helping a Clan cat for once.
- The Informant: Jake goes to her when he wants to get information.
- The Leader: She leads a gang of rogues that live in the Twolegplace.
- Mrs. Exposition: Appears in Tallstar's Revenge to tell Tallstar where he can find the cats he's looking for.
- Screw Politeness Im A Senior: She doesn't bother being polite, because she's too old to care.
A member of a gang of rogues that appear in Yellowfang's Secret
. Although not the leader of the rogues, Marmalade is the villain of Yellowfang's Secret
for a good while. He reappears in Tallstar's Revenge
with a much smaller role.
- Antagonistic Red Pelt: He's not very kind to the forest cats, and wants to run them out of the Twolegplace.
- Big Bad: Of the first half of Yellowfang's Secret. While not the leader of the rogues, he is the main enemy of ShadowClan for that time.
- The Cameo: Appears briefly in Tallstar's Revenge.
- Disc One Final Boss: Seems to be the Big Bad of Yellowfang's Secret, but anyone familiar with Yellowfang's history would know that the Big Bad ends up being Brokenstar.
- Ear Notch: He has a torn ear.
- Fiery Red Pelt: He's easily agitated, which leads to Yellowfang making an enemy of him.
- Fluffy the Terrible: Seriously, one of the main villains of Yellowfang's Secret is called Marmalade?
- Poor Communication Kills: Believes that Russetfur and Boulder were captured by ShadowClan when they actually joined ShadowClan. This leads to the death of Hal, who has his neck slit by Raggedstar.
A member of Jay's gang from Yellowfang's Secret
. She reappears in Tallstar's Revenge
- The Cameo: Has a brief appearance in Tallstar's Revenge.
- Jerkass: She doesn't like new cats showing up in the Twolegplace, and she tends to attack them.
Red (Prequel Super Editions)
A member of Jay's gang from Yellowfang's Secret
. She also appears in Tallstar's Revenge
. She is actually Russetfur, Blackstar's first deputy. For more information on her, see here.
A rogue from the Twolegplace who appears in Yellowfang's Secret
. He is a member of Jay's gang, as well as being the father of Raggedstar, Scorchwind
, and Russetfur
- Archnemesis Dad: To Raggedstar.
- Bullying a Dragon: Does this to his son, Raggedstar. He gets killed because of it.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: The other members of Marmalade's group appear for a brief cameo in Tallstar's Revenge, but he's nowhere to be seen. And he isn't dead, because Red is still there.
- The Dragon: To Marmalade.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Raggedstar offs him in Chapter 15 of Yellowfang's Secret.
- I Have No Son: Denies that he is Raggedstar's father.
- Jerkass: Especially where Raggedstar is concerned.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Unlike most examples, he was confirming Raggedstar's worries rather than making a dramatic reveal. It still hits really hard.
- Papa Wolf: Convinces Marmalade to launch an attack on ShadowClan because he thinks his daughter Red/Russterfur has been kidnapped.
- The Reveal:
- Chapter 7 of Yellowfang's Secret heavily implies that he is the father of Raggedstar and Scorchwind.
- Chapter 15 of Yellowfang's Secret has him reveal that he is indeed the father of Raggedstar and Scorchwind.
- The end of Chapter 15 of Yellowfang's Secret reveals that he is Russetfur's father, making her Raggedstar's half sister.
- Strong Family Resemblance: He looks a lot like his son, Raggedstar.
- Walking Spoiler: He's Raggedstar and Russetfur's father. This makes him pretty spoilery to discuss.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Dies in the second chapter he appears in.
In The Darkest Hour
, it was explained that Boulder was a former member of BloodClan that ran away and joined ShadowClan. However, Yellowfang's Secret
, due to either retcon
or a massive continuity error
, has him instead appear as a member of Jay's gang. He eventually joins ShadowClan. See here
for more information on him.
A cat whose first appearance was in Firestar's Quest
, when he helped Firestar when the hero got separated from Sandstorm. He appeared again in SkyClan's Destiny
as a much more important character - and he even gets his own point of view during the flashback portions of the book.
- Ascended Extra: He was a minor character in Firestar's Quest, but he's much more important in SkyClan's Destiny.
- He Who Fights Monsters: He's even worse than his arch-enemy, Dodge.
- I Have No Son: Declares that Red is no daughter of his when he learns that she'd known that the Twolegs would attack but didn't tell him.
- Offing the Offspring: Accidentally kills his daughter Red.
- Overprotective Dad: He's obsessed with keeping Red "safe", even when it isn't what she wants. This leads to him killing her.
- Sociopathic Hero: Gleefully orders the slaughter of a pregnant she-cat on Dodge's side.
Red (SkyClan Saga)
Stick's daughter, who appears in SkyClan's Destiny
, mostly in the flashback portions. Not to be confused with Red from Yellowfang's Secret
, who is Russetfur.
One of the cats in Stick's group.
- Butt Monkey: He really only exists to have bad things happen to him.
- Eye Scream: Misha claws one of his eyes out.
- Groin Attack: He gets neutered during the course of SkyClan's Destiny.
- Non-Action Guy: Sparrowpelt accidentally says in front of him that neutered cats get fatter and lazier, but Cora comments that Percy was lazy to start with.
"If you can't stick to the rules, I'll force you to!"
The leader of a gang in SkyClan's Destiny
. He's fairly new to the city where Stick's group lives, but isn't afraid to try and take over the territory. His son, Harley, becomes Star-Crossed Lovers with Stick's daughter, Red.
Dodge's insane second in command. She is a major villain in SkyClan's Destiny
One of the "visitors", a group of cats staying with WindClan each Newleaf. He is the mate of Bess and the father of Reena. He appears in Tallstar's Revenge
A member of the "visitors", the cats that stay with WindClan in Newleaf. She is the mate of Algernon and the mother of Reena. She appears in Tallstar's Revenge
- Happily Mated: Bess and her mated Algernon are quite happy together.
One of the "visitors", a group of cats that stay with WindClan during Newleaf. She appears in Tallstar's Revenge
. She is the daughter of Algernon and Bess.
"Sandgorse choose his own destiny. Why should he choose get to chose yours too?"
One of the "visitors", a group of cats that stay with WindClan in Newleaf. Originally the group consisted only of Bess, Algernon, and Wee Hen, but Sparrow joined up with them at some point. He appears in Tallstar's Revenge
- Chekhov's Gunman: Ends up being the most important of the rogues because Sandgorse dies to save him, prompting Talltail to go after him for revenge.
- Death By Falling: Talltail planned to kill him this way, but it's subverted when he decides not to.
- Oh, Crap: He's pretty shocked when he realizes that Talltail is about to kill him.
- Secret Keeper:
- He never told Talltail (until the end) that Sandgorse died to save him, because he thought that Talltail wouldn't believe him and was worried that it would make Talltail's pain worse.
- He never tells the other visitors that Talltail tried to kill him.
- Walking Spoiler: His role in Sandgorse's death and Talltail's revenge schemes makes most of the things about him in Tallstar's Revenge spoiler-filled.
A member of the "visitors", a group of cats that spend Newleaf in WindClan. Originally the group consisted of only Algernon, Bess, and Wee Hen, but he joined at some point. He appears in Tallstar's Revenge
- True Companions: Even though he believed in StarClan, he chose to stick with his friends instead of joining the Clans.
An elderly member of the "visitors", a group of cats that spend their Newleaf in WindClan. She didn't make it through Leaf-bare because of her old age.
- Cool Old Lady: From what the characters who knew her say, it seems she was a cool cat that loved sharing stories and such.
- Killed Off Screen: She doesn't make it through leaf-bare and dies offscreen.
"Oh, yes. Blood is everything. But the only blood I'm interested in flows from my enemies. Look around you! These cats are bathed in blood. It soaks their fur and laps at their paws. We are BloodClan!"
"Nothing will control me."
A bloodthirsty and violent cat from the city, and the leader of a gang of strays known as "BloodClan". An excellent fighter despite his small size, he delights in killing and bloodshed, and is described more or less in terms of pure evil. He serves as a partner to Tigerstar in the sixth book, and is finally killed by Firestar (his half-brother) during a war over who will own the forest: the four Clans, or BloodClan.
Because of his massive fanbase, he eventually was given his own spinoff manga. Titled The Rise of Scourge
, it explained how he went from a meek kit named Tiny to the bloodthirsty killer we know today.
- A Day in the Limelight: He got his own manga which revealed how he turned evil.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: He's the most lethal combatant in the series, and that's why he's leader of BloodClan.
- Axe Crazy: Is very quietly insane.
- Badass Boast:
- The Rise of Scourge: "Oh, yes. Blood is everything. But the only blood I'm interested in flows from my enemies. Look around you! These cats are bathed in blood. It soaks their fur and laps at their paws. We are BloodClan!"
- The Darkest Hour: "You see what happens to cats who defy BloodClan. Your friend here thought he could control us. He was wrong."
- Bad Boss: BloodClan isn't really a Clan, it's a group of cats Scourge kills (or has killed by another) for any small misdeed. Any cats that can't fend for themselves are allowed to die, and he won't lift a paw to save them.
- Bad Liar: Tries to convince his littermates and mother that his adventure beyond the fence was real by telling absurd lies that none of them believe.
- Becoming the Mask: He started off pretending to be an evil and powerful conqueror. By The Darkest Hour, he was everything he had claimed to be.
- Belated Backstory: His past wasn't revealed until more than a series after his death.
- Berserk Button: Making fun of his size, as Brokenstar learned.
- Big Bad: Of The Darkest Hour.
- Blatant Lies:
- He claims to have defeated a dog in a fight and taken one of its teeth. Nobody actually believes him except Brick and Bone, who get him to fight another dog.
- Also he tells his family that he "built a house of leaves and twigs and lived in it!" when all he really did was hang out in the woods just behind his twolegs' nest for a few minutes.
- Cain and Abel: With Firestar
- The Cameo: He has two random cameos.
- In Bluestar's Prophecy, Bluestar witnesses a younger Tigerstar assaulting a younger Scourge.
- In Into The Woods, he appears in ShadowClan camp, and is having a conversation with Tigerstar.
- Cessation of Existence: Word of God states that his soul disappeared after he died, due to his lack of belief in any religion.
- Co-Dragons: He and Blackfoot take this role during The Darkest Hour.
- Circle of Shame: At one point in The Rise of Scourge, a group of cats surround him and laugh at him.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: His fight with Tigerstar, where he kills him in one blow.
- Darkhorse Victory: The entire first arc plays up the Firestar Vs. Tigerstar conflict, only for Scourge to show up and kill Tigerstar.
- Dark Is Evil: He's almost entirely black, wears a collar studded with the teeth and claws of dogs and cats, and has icy blue eyes. Also completely evil.
- Deathbringer the Adorable: He was still a fairly cute cat when he changed his name to Scourge. The whole "evil conqueror" thing came later.
- Defeating the Undefeatable: After he took over BloodClan, he never lost a fight, leading to propaganda that he was unbeatable. Firestar sets him straight at the end of the first series.
- Diabolical Mastermind: He's the cat equivalent of a crime lord.
- Diabolus Ex Nihilo: Pops up out of nowhere as the amoral leader of a fighting force for Tigerstar to use.
- Dissonant Serenity: Almost always remains icily composed. The only time he snaps is when Firestar does something he doesn't expect.
- Dragon Ascendant: Becomes the Big Bad after killing Tigerstar.
- Dragon with an Agenda: From the very beginning of their alliance, he planned to betray Tigerstar and take the forest for BloodClan.
- The Dreaded: There's a section of The Darkest Hour that essentially boils down to Firestar being told that he should be afraid of Scourge.
- Driven to Villainy: The events of his life eventually pushed him to becoming how crazy and evil he was.
- Everything's Cuter with Kittens: As a kit, he was quite adorable.
- Evil Counterpart: Like Firestar, he was a kittypet who felt unsatisfied by his life and ventured into the forest. Unlike Firestar, the apprentice he stumbled upon was a young Tigerstar, who proceeded to give him a beating he would never forget. He then travelled to Twolegplace, where he became a cruel leader with no trace of the compassion or idealism he once had. He's also Firestar's half-brother, and Barley mentions in The Darkest Hour that without StarClan to guide him, Firestar could have become just like Scourge.
- Evil Feels Good: He notes this in his manga.
- Evil Is Cold: His blue eyes are described as "chips of ice, untouched by even the slightest warmth of StarClan."
- Faux Affably Evil: Acts calm and polite towards Firestar, but he's crazy, evil, and wants to rule the whole forest.
- Final Boss: He's not really the Big Bad, but he takes Tigerstar's place as the main physical threat in the sixth book.
- Flat Earth Atheist: Even seeing a cat come back from the dead before his very eyes wasn't enough to convince Scourge to believe in anything.
- Freudian Excuse: He was bullied by his siblings, and, fearing that he was unwanted by humans and therefore going to be drowned in the river, ran away to the forest, where he was nearly killed by Tigerpaw. He went to the city, where he was still picked on until he made a name for himself through violence.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: From a harmless kitten to a tyrannical conqueror.
- Generation Xerox: Like his father, he loved to explore the forest. Unfortunately that led to his encounter with a young Tigerstar, and his start down the road to villainy.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: Initially, though subsequent materials fleshed out his character and backstory.
- Gone Horribly Right: Tigerstar wanted to give him a beating he would never forget. He succeeded.
- Hero Killer: Takes Firestar's first life, and all nine of Tigerstar's.
- Icy Blue Eyes: A cold and calculating cat. When he first kills a cat, he says that he felt ice in his veins, and it never went away, just grew stronger.
- Killed Off for Real: Even after cats die in Warriors, they can still show up in StarClan, the Dark Forest, and the Tribe of Endless Hunting. However, since Scourge never believed in anything, he's never coming back.
- Large and In Charge: Inverted. Scourge is the smallest cat in the group, barely larger than an apprentice.
- Last Episode New Character: He shows up in the last book of the first arc and quickly establishes himself as a major character.
- The Leader: He rules over BloodClan.
- Make Way For The New Villains: He kills Tigerstar in The Darkest Hour before becoming the Big Bad of the book.
- Meaningful Rename: He changed his name to Scourge so that he wouldn't seem weak to the cats of Twolegplace.
- Memetic Badass: In the series proper. BloodClan makes a big deal out of everything he's done, whenever anyone mentions his name it's because they're referring to how badass he was, and he's pretty much a legend among the Clan cats, despite it being many years since his defeat.
- Moral Event Horizon: According to him, ripping out a cat's throat.
- Mundane Made Awesome: In The Rise of Scourge, the act of introducing himself to some other cats gets a dramatic shot of him devoted to it, and has flashbacks as build-up.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Likely takes his from a conversation he had with his mother when he was a kit. She mentions the Clans to him and says they are "a scourge on the name of all good cats."
- The Nicknamer: Refers to Firestar exclusively as "Forest Fool".
- The Napoleon: He does not like it when you make fun of his size.
- Not So Stoic: He occasionally loses his icy calm. The results are not pretty.
- Oh, Crap: Has this reaction when Firestar, whom he'd just killed, comes back to life.
- Pintsized Powerhouse: Although he's said he'd rather be as tall as his reputation implies, his small stature also means it's very difficult to even lay a paw on him.
- Protagonist Journey to Villain: The Rise of Scourge is about how he went from an adorable kitten to the Scourge we know and loathe.
- Psycho for Hire: Becomes this only so he can get closer to Tigerstar in order to kill him.
- Retcon: The prequel serves as a massive one so far as his motivations go. In the original series he was just evil.
- Revenge: His entire motive for working with Tigerstar was to turn on Tigerstar and kill him.
- Rule of Cool: Cat claws reinforced with dog teeth really make no sense (how does he fasten them on? He probably can't even retract his claws) but are undeniably awesome.
- The Runaway: He runs away from home because he doesn't want to be thrown in the river.
- Runt: He was the smallest cat in his litter. He's still the smallest when he meets up with Socks and Ruby again later in life, but he's much more fearsome.
- Shrouded in Myth: Particularly around Twolegplace. But after his death, this extends to the Clans.
- Slashed Throat: Firestar finally kills him by tearing open his throat.
- Social Darwinist: If you're strong you live. If you're weak, die and get out of everyone else's way.
- Spikes of Villainy: Invoked. He hated his spiked collar, as it was uncomfortable for him to wear, but he knew that it made him look much more intimidating.
- The Starscream: He only agrees to work with Tigerstar so that he can have the opportunity to kill him.
- Start of Darkness: The Rise of Scourge is about how an idealistic and adorable kitten named Tiny became the tyrannical murderer known as Scourge.
- Story-Breaker Power: One blow from his reinforced claws was enough to kill Tigerstar nine times.
- Took a Level in Badass: Goes from a cute kitten who pretends to have defeated dogs to a crazy, badass conqueror.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Chicken. He sometimes substitutes this for pieces of paper which are apparently food.
- The Unfavorite: He thinks his mother likes his siblings better, even if she doesn't say it.
- Used To Be A Sweet Kit: Compare Scourge to Tiny.
- Unknown Rival: If you go off the manga he's hated Tigerstar for many years, and has never forgotten him, while Tigerstar forgot about Scourge. Then again, it all worked into his plans.
- Unstoppable Rage: When he gets angry, someone will die.
- Villain Protagonist: He's evil, and the main character of the comic The Rise of Scourge.
- Walking Spoiler: Because of how long-running Warriors is, and because of how nowadays It Was His Sled among the fandom, the entirety of Scourge's entry is unspoilered. However, if this was only a page for the Original Series, then at least 90 percent of this section would be spoiler tagged. The mere existence of him was a major revelation back in The Darkest Hour, and in his second appearance he proceeded to kill the Big Bad and hijack the book. Plus he's also Firestar's brother, and the ultimate representation of what our fiery-furred hero could have become.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds
- World's Strongest Tom: Until Lionblaze shows up, he is this. Fighting dogs and killing cats nine times in one blow? All in a day's work for him.
- You Can't Go Home Again: After running away, he realizes that he can never return to his home.
- You Fool!: He calls Firestar "forest fool" several times throughout The Darkest Hour.
- Young and in Charge: He took over the Twolegplace when he was still a kit.
"Identify yourself. We don't like strangers here."
"Don't ever try to fight BloodClan again. We always win."
A huge, black and white cat who serves as Scourge's right-hand man and enforces his will throughout BloodClan. Uniformly hated by anyone who has to deal with him.
A group of villains who were former members of BloodClan. They take over Ravenpaw's barn and serve and the main antagonists of Ravenpaw's Path
In general they provide examples of:
- Action Girl: Although she has no character, Tess is at least as competent a fighter as her co-villains.
- Affably Evil: Minty actually cares about Ravenpaw.
- All Your Base Are Belong to Us: They take over Ravenpaw and Barley's barn during Shattered Peace.
- Anti-Villain: Minty, who convinces Willie to spare Ravenpaw and does wish they could be friends. The others are straight up bad guys.
- Battle Couple: Willie and Minty.
- Battle in the Rain: Willie has one against Ravenpaw. He wins handily.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Minty convinces Willie to spare Ravenpaw because he was nice to her kits.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: They pretend to be meek and helpless when they first meet Ravenpaw, but they're actually bad guys.
- The Chessmaster: Willie
- Curb-Stomp Battle:
- In Shattered Peace, Willie utterly destroys Ravenpaw in their Battle in the Rain.
- This gets reversed in The Heart of a Warrior where Ravenpaw easily defeats Willie.
- Demoted to Extra: They (aside from Willie) have significantly less screen time after Shattered Peace.
- Disc One Final Boss: In The Heart of a Warrior, Willie is this, as Snake and Ice become the real villains.
- Dragon-in-Chief: Snapper. Ravenpaw describes him as a bruiser, and Willie goes down easily when he isn't around to help.
- Evil Is Hammy: Willie breaks out the hamminess after revealing himself as a villain.
- False Reassurance: When Ravenpaw and Barley get kicked out of the barn, Willie sarcastically asks them if they need help.
- Faux Affably Evil: They act friendly to Ravenpaw and Barley, but it's a complete act.
- Five-Bad Band:
- Big Bad: Willie is leader of the gang.
- The Dragon: Snapper is always with Willie and described as his main bruiser.
- The Brute: Pounce is all muscle and not much brain.
- The Evil Genius: Minty is a schemer, albeit a reluctant one.
- Dark Chick: Tess is a bit different that the others.
- Filler Villain: Will their evil deeds ever have an impact on the series? The answer, dear friends, is no.
- Flat Character: Tess doesn't have any personality to speak of.
- Frame-Up: They frame Ravenpaw and Barley for the attack on the chickens.
- Funny Background Event: Pounce can often be seen derping in the background.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Snapper has prominent scars across his chest.
- Identical Stranger: Snapper looks a lot like Barley, only fatter and with a little bit of brown coloration. This is not explained. Ever.
- Large Ham: Willie is crazy and over the top.
- Non-Action Big Bad: Willie again. He prefers not to fight, and has his cats do that for him.
- Obviously Evil: Almost immediately after they appear, it becomes incredibly obvious that they are the villains.
- Oh, Crap: Snapper and Pounce freak out when they get attacked by dogs in The Heart of a Warrior.
- Quirky Miniboss Squad: They are a group of filler villains who each have their own personality. Except Tess.
- Red Right Hand: The first clue that they might not exactly be friendly? Snapper's scars, which hint that he has seen many fights.
- The Reveal: The big twist of Shattered Peace is not that they are the villains (which is incredibly obvious). It's that they are former BloodClan members looking for a new home. Which is right here on this page for all to see.
- Satellite Character: Tess is there just to be there. You could remove her entirely, and notice would change in the story.
- Slasher Smile: Willie after his reappearance in Shattered Peace.
- Start My Own: In the aftermath of BloodClan's fall, Pounce's ambition is to start his own Clan.
- Trailers Always Spoil: The back of Shattered Peace and the foreward spoil their role as the villains. Not that it mattered.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Ravenpaw and Barley let them stay in the barn, and they looked after them. Willie and co repay them by getting the two kicked out of the barn and preceding to be really evil.
- Villain Team-Up: They team up with Neo BloodClan in The Heart of a Warrior.
- You Fight Like a Cow: In Shattered Peace's climactic Battle in the Rain, Snapper tells Ravenpaw that Willie's kits fight better than he does.
"Is it true that you fight dogs?"
A cat who was friends with Bone prior to the events of The Rise of Scourge
. Brick petitions Scourge on behalf of the cats of the city to defeat a dog that was terrorizing them.
- Ambiguous Gender: While the cat looks fairly masculine, fans have pointed out that Brick has eyelashes, like Scourge's mother and sister. Brick's gender is never actually stated in canon or revealed by the authors.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Brick disappears from the plot entirely after Scourge defeats the dog, and doesn't even get a mention in the other BloodClan related stories.
"If you don't scamper your pretty little tail over to the other side of that path right now, then we're going to rip your head right off your shoulders!"
Two unnamed BloodClan cats from the Tigerstar and Sasha
A former member of BloodClan who now lives on a barn with Ravenpaw. For more information, see the "Loners" folder.
A former member of BloodClan who is now a kittypet. For more information, see the "Kittypets" folder.
Snake and Ice/Hoot and Jumper
"The lesson for today is, weak and feeble cats must die!"
Barley's brothers from BloodClan. While he left, they stayed and eventually became the leaders of Neo BloodClan.
- Ascended Extra: They were minor characters in Secrets of the Clans and The Darkest Hour. In Ravenpaw's Path however, they are very important.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: They serve as the main villains of A Clan in Need.
- Cain and Abel: With Barley, obviously.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder
- Filler Villain: They get demoted to this in Ravenpaw's Path, as Neo BloodClan are made completely out of filler.
- Final Boss: Of the Ravenpaw's Path trilogy.
- Gold Digger: They take advantage of Barley's hospitality until Barley kicks them out for making Ravenpaw their servant.
- Hijacked by Ganon: They hijack A Clan in Need by revealing that they've returned as major villains. By extension, the trilogy is also hijacked when it turns out that BloodClan is behind everything.
- Jerk Ass
- Lazy Bum: They don't want to do any work. Ravenpaw tries showing them around the farm, but all they want to do is slack off.
- The Leader: Together, as they lead Neo BloodClan.
- Meaningful Rename: They changed their names into BloodClan names when they decided to serve Scourge personally.
- New Era Speech: They are giving one during A Clan in Need. Barley and pals interrupt it and attack them.
- Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Snake may not really be a snake, but he sure acts like one.
- Rival Turned Evil: Barley's brothers acted a bit aloof when they were younger, and they grew up to become villains.
- Smug Snake: Both of them are incurably smug snakes.
- Spikes of Villainy: They both wear spiked collars of evil.
- Villain Team-Up: In The Heart of a Warrior, they team up with Willie to fight the ThunderClan warriors who try to retake Ravenpaw and Barley's farm.
- Would Hit A She-Cat: In Secrets of the Clans, it is shown that they have no qualms about almost killing their younger sister.
"Thanks for catching all this, BlunderClan! We'll take it off your paws now!"
"We thought you were our leaders."
A high ranking member of BloodClan who was one of Scourge's top advisers. He is in charge of stealing food from ThunderClan when Neo BloodClan starts up.
- Disc One Final Boss: He appears to be the Big Bad of A Clan in Need, but it is revealed that he's just the second in command to Snake and Ice.
- The Dog Bites Back: Turns on Snake and Ice after they betray him and the rest of Neo BloodClan.
- The Dragon: To Snake and Ice.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Despite being a smug and sly villain, he gets angry at Jumper and Hoot/Snake and Ice for framing them for their crimes.
- Filler Villain: He never has any impact on the characters.
- The Heavy: Most of the villainous acts done by Neo BloodClan are led by him.
- The Nicknamer
- Remember the New Guy: He doesn't appear in The Rise of Scourge or The Darkest Hour, but Barley assures us that he was always there as a high ranking BloodClan member.
- Smug Snake: He's very haughty and arrogant.
- Spikes of Villainy: It wouldn't be (Neo) BloodClan without them.
- Stealth Hi/Bye: His whole shtick is that he comes out of nowhere, steals your food, and then disappears.
- Turned Against Their Masters: Turns on Snake and Ice after they try to scapegoat him for their crimes.
"While you still have the taste of living prey on your tongue, you're not truly one of us."
"Can you imagine what it feels like? To be rejected twice? To be a loner when all you tried to do was love?"
The main villain of Crookedstar's Promise
, and one of the most insane and respected members of the Dark Forest. Driven completely by revenge, she is such a psychopath she sometimes scares the other villains
. Currently residing in The Place Of No Stars.
- Arch-Enemy: To Crookedstar and his great-grandfather.
- Ax-Crazy: No one is safe from her insanity.
- Belated Backstory: We don't learn about her past until Crookedstar's Promise.
- Big Bad: Of Crookedstar's Promise, due to her manipulation of Crookedstar. In Sign of the Moon, Ivypool theorizes that she may be this for the series in it's entirety. It's eventually revealed that she isn't, although she was actively involved in manipulating events that happened to the Clans.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She acts friendly to Crookedstar, but it's really just a ruse so that she can destroy his life.
- Cessation of Existence: She is fading away to nothing due to being forgotten by the living cats. By The Forgotten Warrior, she is almost see-through.
- Chekhov's Gunman: She was just a minor character in her introductory book, Night Whispers, but she was eventually revealed to be one of the most pivotal villains in the series.
- Cheshire Cat Grin: Gives a creepy one to Crookedstar in the manga at the end of Crookedstar's Promise. You can see it in her character picture.
- Co-Dragons: In The Forgotten Warrior, she is set up to be one of Brokenstar's Dragons, with Tigerstar being the other one. However, in The Last Hope Hawkfrost is Brokenstar's Dragon, and she is just one of the higher ranking cats under Brokenstar.
- The Corrupter: Tries to turn Crookedstar onto the path of darkness and nearly succeeds.
- Crash-Into Hello: Ivypool accidentally running into her leads to their first meeting.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Every single time she participates in a battle, she wipes the floor with her opponent.
- Dark Action Girl: She's evil and fights very frequently.
- Dark Is Evil: She lives in the Dark Forest. Is it any surprise that she's a villain?
- Deadpan Snarker: In contrast to usual villainous hammyness. That's not to say she doesn't ham it up during Dark Forest meetings, like at the end of Night Whispers.
- Diabolical Mastermind: She's one of the leaders of the Dark Forest, a group made up of the most powerful villains the Clans have ever faced.
- Draco in Leather Pants: Actually hates this trope and says that while she has a traumatic backstory, she earned her place in the Dark Forest.
- The Dreaded: Whatever she did to get into the Dark Forest, it's enough to make Tigerstar himself fear her.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: She doesn't understand why Spottedleaf would rather protect Sandstorm than kill her for being loved by Firestar.
- Evil Counterpart: Crookedstar's Promise reveals her to be one for Spottedleaf. Both were ThunderClan cats involved in a forbidden romance with another cat, but were rejected and had to watch their former mate enter into a relationship which was lawful by the code. Both watch over the descendents of their mates as spirits, but while Spottedleaf cares for Firestar's kits like her own, Mapleshade tries to make the cats she watches as broken as she is. This explains why in The Last Hope, they eventually meet in battle. And although she dies, Spottedleaf ultimately wins their clash, by saving Sandstorm and proving that true love overcomes all hatred and envy.
- Evil Matriarch: She obviously has an evil mom theme, it's just not clear who her kits are. In Crookedstar's Promise, it's revealed that part of what drove her to revenge was her kits drowning in the river after she was exiled from ThunderClan.
- Evil Mentor: To Crookedstar and Ivypool
- Evil Old Folks: She's very old. How old? She knew Crookedstar's great-grandfather. All that age has given her plenty of time to let her hatred consume her.
- Evil Is Petty: Her goal in the Omen of the Stars arc is to kill Sandstorm. Why? Because Sandstorm had a good life.
- Evil Redhead: She's partially red, and very evil.
- The Exile: Crookedstar's Promise reveals that both ThunderClan and RiverClan drove her off, which was one of the reasons she became a villain.
- False Reassurance: To Ivypool before their fight in Night Whispers.
- Faux Affably Evil: She acts quite friendly, and even calls Ivypool, "dear". But she's still a crazy and evil killer.
- Freudian Excuse: She fell in love with a RiverClan cat, and ThunderClan kicked her out, even though she aspired to be leader. When crossing the river, her kits drowned, and her mate and RiverClan blamed and rejected her. Her mate took on a new mate within his own Clan and had kits with her.
- Genius Bruiser: She's very smart, and also strong enough to defeat Crookedstar.
- Green-Eyed Monster:
- Was envious of Crookedstar because he became a Clan leader while her kits died and she never achieved her ambition of leading ThunderClan.
- The Last Hope reveals that she was also envious of Sandstorm, because she felt that Sandstorm had the life she deserved but never had.
- Hell Seeker: As part of her backstory. She decided to earn her way into the Dark Forest.
- Hidden Agenda Villain: We didn't find out what she was up to until more than a year after her introduction.
- Killed Offscreen: Her death happened in the backstory, and all her appearances are when she's a member of the Dark Forest, leading to inevitable mounds of speculation on how it happened.
- Laughing Mad
- Leader Wannabe: Declares that she should have been ThunderClan's leader. The way she says it implies that she may have been deputy.
- Love Makes You Evil: After her mate left her, she decided to kill many cats.
- The Man Behind the Man: In Sign of the Moon, Ivypool theorizes that she's the true power behind the Dark Forest. This presumption turns out to be wrong. She is however, scary enough to boss around Tigerstar of all cats.
- Motive Rant: To Crookedstar in Crookedstar's Promise, and to Sandstorm in The Last Hope.
- Number Two: In Crookedstar's Promise it's hinted that she may have been ThunderClan's deputy. However, it is never outright stated.
- Obviously Evil: Seriously. Crookedstar and Ivypool each take a whole book to figure it out. Why?
- Opposed Mentors: With Crookedstar's living mentor Cedarpelt in Crookedstar's Promise.
- Parental Substitute: To Crookedstar in Crookedstar's Promise.
- Predecessor Villain: Like Thistleclaw, she was a major enemy to the Clans anyone in the Original Series was even born, and continues to be one after her death.
- Red Herring: Crookedstar's Promise leads us to believe that in Omen of the Stars, she is still seeking revenge on the kin of Crookedstar's grandfather. Then The Last Hope reveals that her goal is to kill Sandstorm.
- The Reveal: In Crookedstar's Promise, she was a ThunderClan cat, and used to be like Bluestar.
- Revenge: Outright states it to be her ultimate goal in Night Whispers.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Her causing the deaths of Crookedstar's loved ones.
- She-Cat Scorned: In Crookedstar's Promise, she explains that she went on a vengeful spree after her mate left her.
- Shadow Archetype: Crookedstar's Promise reveals her to be one to Bluestar. Both were ThunderClan she-cats who had kits with a RiverClan tom. However, Oakheart's great-grandfather was kind of a prick, and so Mapleshade traveled down the path of villainy.
- Slasher Smile: Right up there in her image. She also does one in Night Whispers when she attacks Ivypool.
- Unknown Rival: The Omen of the Stars arc has her plotting to kill Sandstorm. They've never even met.
- Villainous Glutton: She's described as "fat".
- What Happened to the Mouse?: We never find out if Sandstorm managed to kill her.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds
"You're not here for praise. Leave that to your precious Clanmates. You're here to fight. If you survive, count yourself lucky."
A Dark Forest warrior who has made minor appearances in Omen of the Stars and possiblynote
in Crookedstar's Promise
. Mentor to Antpelt (and maybe Thistleclaw), and one of the highest ranking cats in the Dark Forest.
- Ascended Extra: Makes minor cameos in Fading Echoes and Night Whispers. He's slightly more important in The Forgotten Warrior, then has a significantly larger role in The Last Hope, even ending up as Lionblaze's Final Boss.
- Badass: He is one of the most powerful warriors in the Dark Forest.
- Badass Normal: He is able to hold his own against Lionblaze in The Last Hope. That takes skill.
- Brutal Honesty: Flat out admits the purpose of the Dark Forest trainees and says that they'll probably die.
- The Brute: He has lots of muscle, and is a bruiser (but also tactician) for the Dark Forest.
- Combat Pragmatist: Uses dirty moves in his fight against Lionblaze.
- Contrived Coincidence: During the Battle of ShadowClan, which he was in charge of, he just so happened to fight against another cat named Shredtail, who was killed by his forces.
- Dark Is Evil: He's in the Dark Forest, and he's not a nice guy.
- Deader Than Dead: In The Last Hope, Lionblaze kills his spirit, destroying him forever.
- Duel Boss: In The Last Hope. Lionblaze has all the ShadowClan warriors fighting alongside him for most of the battle to retake ShadowClan, but when it finally comes down to fighting Shredtail, the two cats go one on one.
- Final Boss: In The Last Hope, he is the villain of Lionblaze's final point of view chapter.
- Genius Bruiser: He's incredibly strong, managing to hold his own against Lionblaze, in fact, and is shown in The Last Hope among a group of Dark Foresters making the attack plans for the final battle.
- I Shall Taunt You: In The Last Hope, he spends most of his fight with Lionblaze mocking his opponent.
- Large and In Charge: He's pretty big, and in The Last Hope, he's shown to be very high-ranking among the Dark Forest.
- Mysterious Past: Absolutely nothing is known about his life before becoming a Dark Forest warrior other than that he was evil enough to be sent there.
- One Steve Limit: Averted. Not only was there a second Shredtail, but they fought against him during the Battle of ShadowClan.
- The Quiet One: In Fading Echoes and Night Whispers, he fights without saying a word. Inverted in The Last Hope, where he will not shut up during the Battle of ShadowClan.
"I wouldn't miss this for all the mice in the forest."
Another minor Dark Forest warrior, he has appeared several times in Omen Of The Stars
- Butt Monkey: He gets this even more than Darkstripe.
- Dual Boss: In The Last Hope, he teams up with Hawkfrost and Thistleclaw to fight Ivypool.
- Guilt by Coincidence: In The Forgotten Warrior, Mapleshade detects Ivypool spying on her. However, Snowtuft happens to be standing nearby, so she punishes him just because.
- Iron Butt Monkey: He gets his stomach torn open by Shredtail, but he's okay in his next appearance.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: Ivypool gives him a chance to escape the battle with his life in The Last Hope. He happily takes it.
Yet another minor Dark Forest warrior who appears in Omen Of The Stars
- Back for the Finale: Appears as a Bit Character in Night Whispers. After being forgotten in Sign of the Moon and The Forgotten Warrior, Sparrowfeather reappears in The Last Hope.
- Combat Pragmatist: During her fight against Shredtail, she is shown to be cheating.
- Gender Bender: Female in Night Whispers, male in The Last Hope.
- The Unfought: There is never actually a conclusive fight against her.
"Big words for one so small."
One of the Dark Forest leaders. He is implied to be the oldest cat in the Dark Forest, and has been long forgotten by the Clans. He has been fading for so long that only the faintest outline of him remains.
- Cessation of Existence: In his single scene, he is shown to have nearly faded away forever.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He never appears or is mentioned again after his single scene in The Forgotten Warrior, despite being a Dark Forest leader. Justified, in that he had nearly faded completely, so there might not have been anything left of him.
- Meaningful Name: His name has "maggot" in it, showing that he's fool and evil.
- Minor Major Character: He's one of the leaders of the Dark Forest, but he only has a single scene in the series.
- Unfortunate Name: Maggottail?
- The Unfought: Nobody ever fights him, but the fading will probably get him anyway.
The main antagonist of the series and former leader of ShadowClan. For more information, see Warrior Cats ShadowClan
One of the main villains of the series, and the leader of the Dark Forest. For more information, see Warrior Cats ShadowClan
Sign of the Moon
spoilers: A Dark Forest trainee who joined them after being murdered by Thistleclaw.
For more information, see Warrior Cats WindClan
The Last Hope
spoilers: A ShadowClan warrior who died in the final battle.
For more information, see Warrior Cats ShadowClan
The Voice In The Tunnel/Hollyleaf
"You do want to get out, don't you?"
A mysterious cat who appears in Sign of the Moon
to lead Ivypool and Blossomfall out of the tunnels. They have apparently been living in the tunnels for quite some time, as they have the entire cave system memorized.
They are revealed in The Forgotten Warrior
to be Hollyleaf, who actually survived the tunnel collapse and had been living in the tunnels ever since.
- Ambiguous Gender: Ivypool can't even tell if this cat is a tom or a she-cat.
- The Faceless: It's too dark for Ivypool to see them, and they vanish when the cats get to light.
- No Name Given: They don't offer their name to Ivypool, instead bluntly telling her that they know a way out of the tunnels.
- The Reveal: Who is it? It's Hollyleaf, alive and well. But you probably already guessed that.
"I have returned. Let vengeance begin."
A mysterious cat who appears at the beginning of The Forgotten Warrior
and seeks vengeance against the Clans for some reason.
- Ambiguous Gender: The prologue avoids referring to the traveler's gender. This helps trick readers into thinking that the traveler is Hollyleaf.
- If it had been Hollyleaf in the prologue, she would have recognized Smokey, and he would have recognized her.
- Even at her most broken, Hollyleaf definitely wouldn't waste food like the traveler does.
- Intro-Only Point of View: We get their point of view at the beginning of The Forgotten Warrior, but nowhere else.
- Mind Screw: If the traveler is Sol as implied by the events of The Forgotten Warrior, then why would he refer to the stars as "the warriors of StarClan. It almost feels like Vicky is trolling us.
- Red Herring: We don't learn who the traveler is. However, they are definitely not Hollyleaf, the cat that the prologue of The Forgotten Warrior tries to trick the reader into thinking they are.
- Revenge: According to the traveler, it's their ultimate goal.
- The Unreveal: We never actually learn who the traveler is. Given the events of the book they appear in, however, they are almost certainly Sol. We hope.
"When all cats have closed eyes, we gave the gift of sight to the cat who is blind. You see more than most, but look inside, too. See your own strength."
"Light against dark. This is the end of all things-this is the last sunrise."
A badger who lives by the ocean, Midnight is, unusually for her species, friendly towards cats and knows StarClan quite well. It is she who delivers the prophecy that the Clans must move to a new territory, and also helps the Clans out when her fellow badgers make an attack on the Clans.
- Ancient Keeper: She is very old (The Last Hope reveals that she has been around since the dawn of time), and supplies the Clans with much hidden knowledge.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: Inverted. She and Rock form a Big Good Duumvirate.
- Big Damn Heroes: In The Last Hope, she saves Lionblaze and ShadowClan from the Dark Forest when she leads The Ancients into the battle.
- Dead All Along: Word of God reveals in the enhanced ebook edition of The Last Hope that Midnight is a ghost.
- Eloquent In My Native Tongue: She only talks strangely because cat isn't her mother tongue.
- Hulk Speak: Midnight is highly intelligent and in fact speaks about four animal languages or more... but that doesn't mean she's mastered them.
- Mr. Exposition: Her main role in the story is to give information to the Clan cats.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Most badgers are natural enemies of cats, and are angered by the Clans moving into their old territory by the lake. Midnight, by contrast, is friendly towards almost everyone and speaks against her kin, arguing for a peaceful solution.
- Omniglot: Can speak Badger, Rabbit, Fox, and several types of cat. Why and how she managed to learn all of these languages is never explained.
- The Omniscient: Hinted at in Midnight and the later books. Finally confirmed in The Last Hope.
- Really 700 Years Old: It's revealed in The Last Hope that she's been around since the dawn of time.
- Shout-Out: She talks like Yoda because Vicky is a fan of Star Wars.
A mountain lion who appears in Moonrise
on the Tribe mountain. He enjoys eating the Tribe cats, and not much else.
"There you are, Sasha. Let's get you home then."
—Ken in Sasha's dream
Sasha's former owner. He moved to an old age home at the beginning of Into the Woods
, and died sometime before the events of Escape from the Forest.
- Bus Crash: Dies sometime after going to the old age home.
- Cool Old Guy: Sasha says that he was a good owner and a cool guy.
A group of Twoleg scientists from The Fourth Apprentice
. As an experiment, they tried to introduce beavers into the local area by releasing some and allowing them to build a dam. Seeing as this was in the middle of a drought, the results were less than favourable.
- For Science!: Their motivation for whatever they're doing with the beavers.
- Idiot Ball: They never considered the negative effects of having beavers build a dam in a drought. This causes the deaths of many animals in the nearby area.
- The Man Behind the Man: Seeing as they brought the beavers, they could be considered this for The Fourth Apprentice.
- No Name Given: Justified, since cats can't speak human language, so they wouldn't know what to call the scientists.
- Small Role, Big Impact: They appear only a handful of times in The Fourth Apprentice, but their actions drive the book's plot.
The Abusive Twoleg
An old man who lives ear SkyClan territory.Has a habit of taking in cats, then not caring for them, leaving them an emotional wreck. He also has some dogs. In SkyClan and the Stranger
, he no longer lives in his house. Whether this is due to death, moving to a nursing home, troubles with the law, or something else is unknown.
The Dog Pack
"Pack pack. Kill kill."
A group of dogs who were used by the Twolegs in a campaign to track down a group of arsonists who appeared in Rising Storm
. While the dogs pretend to comply with the the Twolegs, they secretly harbour thoughts of rebellion, and escape through a hole in the fence. Once freed, they wreak havoc in the forest, causing chaos in ThunderClan. They served as major antagonists in A Dangerous Path
- Disney Villain Death: Firestar tricks them into falling off a cliff.
- Dogs Are Dumb: They pack tends to follow their leader rather than thinking for themselves, have a very basic, broken vocabulary (even in sections from the dogs' point of view), and fall for Firestar's plan to throw them off a cliff.
- Dragon-in-Chief: The pack leader for Tigerstar in A Dangerous Path. He's the overall villain of the book, and he's manipulating them so that they attack ThunderClan, but the pack leader and his dogs do almost all of the work in the book.
- Hulk Speak: They speak in broken English, saying things like, "Pack pack, kill kill."
- Taking You with Me: The pack leader grabs Bluestar as he falls off a cliff and pulls her to her death.
The dog that Scourge got his first tooth from.
- Old Dog: He is quite old, and is shown to walk slowly when his owner calls him.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He appears very briefly in The Rise of Scourge, but he paved the way for Tiny becoming Scourge.
The Rat Pack
A group of rats who live near SkyClan's new home. They drove out the old SkyClan, and serve as villains during the present time as well. They are led by a rat who can speak Cat language.
- Big Bad: The rat leader, in Firestar's Quest.
- Hive Mind: They are all synchronized as one, following their leader's wishes.
- Hive Queen: The leader, though it is male.
- Keystone Army: Spottedleaf whispers advice to Firestar: "Not many, but one." He realizes that this means that killing the leader will ensure SkyClan's victory, and sure enough, when he does so, they're too confused to fight and are easily defeated.
- You Dirty Rat: The rat king is most definitely evil. Subverted with the other rats, as while they appear to be evil, they were merely under control of the rat king and scatter when he is killed by Firestar.
A group of beavers who appeared in The Fourth Apprentice
. During a drought, they were taken by scientists to build a dam as an experiment. This dam causes the lake to dry up, leading to the Clan cats heading out on a mission to defeat them.
- Big Bad: Whichever beaver is in charge would be this for The Fourth Apprentice.
- Nigh Invulnerable: Due to their thick pelts, the cats aren't able to hurt them in a fight.
A gigantic snake who lived at Snakerocks in the mythology of the Clans, who had terrorized the Clans for many moons. Soon, A LionClan warrior named Sunpelt decided to do something about it.
- Jerkass Genie: She tricks Sunpelt by granting him one wish, which was for her to shrink down to the size of a cat's tail. So she does so...with a twist: she splits herself into many tiny and venomous snakes.
- Reptiles Are Abhorrent
- Serpent of Immortality: Said to have lived at Snakerocks for countless years.