"Warriors are the lifeblood of the Clan."Most of the Clans are made up of warriors. From unsung heroes to treacherous villains, ThunderClan has had a great variety of them over the years.Beware of unmarked spoilers!Note: Please add character tropes exclusive to Dawn of the Clans to Characters.Warrior Cats Dawn Of The Clans, not here.See also:
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A villainous she-cat who resides in the Dark Forest. For more information, see the Dark Forest folder on Warrior Cats Others.
"You have betrayed my brother's name! You have betrayed us all with your lies and disloyalty. You don't deserve to be called a warrior and nor do these... half-Clan creatures. Their father killed Birchface and Flowerpaw! Get them out of here!"A ThunderClan she-cat who was a warrior when Mapleshade was alive.
- Ambiguous Situation: Mapleshade blames her for the deaths of her kits, since she didn't save them from the flooding river. However, she never saw what actually happened, since she only learned from another cat that Frecklewish was present at the scene. It is possible that Frecklewish arrived too late to do anything and couldn't have saved them even if she wanted to, or saw the RiverClan warriors nearby and assumed they would save the kits.
- Ax-Crazy: When she finds out that Mapleshade's kits were fathered by Appledusk, her brother's murderer, she physically attacks her and has to be held back by Bloomheart and Seedpelt.
- Bystander Syndrome: When she sees Mapleshade's kits about to drown in the river, she doesn't intervene because there are RiverClan cats nearby and she thinks they'll be able to save the kits, even though it is Clan law that a warrior is not allowed to ignore a kit in pain or danger. Mapleshade kills her for this later.
- The Chief's Daughter: She was the only daughter of Oakstar, the leader of ThunderClan.
- Cool Aunt: She is initially warm and loving toward Mapleshade's kits, when she believes they were fathered by her brother Birchface. Cruelly subverted when she instantly turns on them after finding out they're actually the children of Birchface's murderer, spitting at them and calling them "half-Clan creatures".
- Empty Eyes: When Goosefeather sees her in a flashback, he describes her with "sad, haunted eyes".
- Eye Scream: As revenge for Frecklewish not bothering to save her kits, Mapleshade lures her to Snakerocks, where an adder spits venom in her eyes.
- Failure-to-Save Murder: Mapleshade accuses her of this because Frecklewish was there while her kits were being swept away in the flood, but did nothing to help them. Frecklewish responds that she thought someone else would save them and never meant for them to die. Mapleshade doesn't care.
- I Wished You Were Dead: To Mapleshade, during their final confrontation.Mapleshade: You're a fox-hearted coward. I bet you're glad [my kits] are dead!Frecklewish: I wish you were dead! You betrayed my brother's name!
- Meaningful Name: She was named for her speckled pelt.
- Odd Name Out: Her father and two brothers are named after trees, while she is not.
- One Steve Limit: Averted. A medicine cat in SkyClan has the same name much later on.
- Outnumbered Sibling: She had two brothers, Pinestar and Birchface.
- This Is Unforgivable!: Her reaction when she finds out that Mapleshade had a forbidden relationship with Appledusk, who killed her brother, then lied that their kits were Birchface's to cover it up.
"Don't go getting any fancy ideas, kits becoming apprentices at four moons? It would never have happened in my day."A ThunderClan tom who was an apprentice when Mapleshade was alive.
- The Apprentice: To Deerdapple.
- Cool Old Guy: Goosefeather's Curse shows him as an elder, while Mapleshade's Vengeance shows him as a young apprentice.
- The Mentor: To Flashnose.
- Nice Guy: He's the only cat who doesn't hold a grudge against Mapleshade for having kits with a RiverClan warrior, and even brings her some herbs to help her heal from her injuries.
- The Storyteller: As an older warrior in Pinestar's Choice, he tells the Clan kits the story of Mapleshade.
Bluestar's Prophecy exclusive
"She'll be fine. She's almost a warrior now, and she's smart enough to take care of herself. Just like her mother."A ThunderClan tom who was a warrior when Bluestar was young, and who has mixed heritage - his father was a WindClan cat and his mother ThunderClan, but it isn't brought up much. He's also Thistleclaw's father.
"Would you sacrifice our own kits and elders to save theirs? If we don't attack now, ThunderClan will be destroyed. Is it not worth risking a few WindClan lives to save all of ours?"One of ThunderClan's most senior warriors during Bluestar's Prophecy, mate of Swiftbreeze, and mentor of Thistleclaw.
- The Apprentice: To Harepounce.
- Blood Knight: When an omen in a vole's fur suggests to Goosefeather that WindClan will destroy ThunderClan, he jumps at the chance to to go fight them before they have the chance to attack.
- Duels Decide Everything: Had one with Mudfur in Crookedstar's Promise to decide which clan would get Sunningrocks. He lost, which embarrassed him a great deal.
- Foil: To Thistleclaw, in a way. They're both battle-hungry and have quick tempers, but Adderfang is nowhere near as psycho as his apprentice is.
- Good Parents: Bluekit notes that he comes by the nursery a lot to play with his kits, and even brought them a mouse once.
- Happily Married: Him and Swiftbreeze.
- Hot-Blooded: Loves his clan a lot. In fact, he loves it so much he jumps at any chance he can get to prove ThunderClan's strength.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Too hotheaded and a little too bloodthirsty, but he genuinely cares about ThunderClan, is a good father (better than Stormtail, at least), and is understanding and nice to Bluefur after she loses her kits.
- The Mentor: To Thistleclaw.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Ended up passing on his lust for battle to Thistleclaw, which was not a wise move at all.
"I know you do care. And I know you won't let your Clanmates down. You must go on hunting and fighting and living for your Clan."The father of Bluestar and Snowfur and the mate of Moonflower. He doesn't seem to hang out with his kits enough.
- Abusive Parents: Not as bad as some examples, but he did emotionally neglect his kits a lot.
- Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: That said, he did have moments where he proved that he did love them, like when he comforted Bluefur over Snowfur's death.
- The Apprentice: To Rooktail.
- Jerkass: He's rude to Goosefeather, distant from his mate, and seems to take little notice of his daughters.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Awkward and distant around his kits, but he really does love them.
- Outliving One's Offspring: Outlives Snowfur who is killed by a monster.
- The Mentor: To Brindleface.
- The Stoic: Always acts serious.
- Uncanny Family Resemblance: Bluestar shares his fur and eye color.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Bluefur wants to make him proud.
- Your Cheating Heart: It's implied that he started courting Dappletail while his kits were still in the nursery.
"If you don't feel any fear, you will never be able to feel brave. Courage is nothing without the knowledge of what you face. Give me time to teach you how to fight and defend yourself, and use the size and weight of your enemy against him. Then you'll find courage deep inside."Another queen in the nursery at the beginning of Bluestar's Prophecy. Mate of Adderfang, mother of Patchpelt, Leopardfoot, Spottedleaf, Redtail, and Willowpelt, grandmother of Tigerstar and Graystripe.
- Adult Fear: Her daughter is badly wounded in battle, then nearly dies giving birth to her kits.
- The Apprentice: To Windflight.
- Good Parents: She's very proud of her kits, calling Leopardkit and Patchkit natural warriors.
- Happily Married: Her and Adderfang.
- The Mentor: To Lionheart.
- Small Role, Big Impact: She doesn't appear in the main series, but is the mother or grandmother of several main characters.
"Don’t play with your food. It’s disrespectful. That shrew died so that we may live."A queen expecting kits in the nursery around the time Bluestar is born in Bluestar's Prophecy. Mate of Windflight and mother of Sweetpaw, Rosetail and Thistleclaw.
- Friend to All Children: When she's an elder, she's popular with all the kits in the Clan because she tells the best stories and lets them play with her tail.
- Ill Girl: She died of greencough between Bluestar's Prophecy and The Prophecies Begin.
- Outliving One's Offspring: One of her daughters, Sweetpaw, dies of illness from eating a bad mouse.
- Series Continuity Error: Even though she retires long before Spottedleaf, Redtail and Willowpelt become apprentices, Spottedleaf's Heart has her as Willowpelt's mentor.
"All warriors are nervous before battle—if not for themselves, then for their denmates and their whole Clan..."The mother of Bluestar and Snowfur. She is a kind and caring queen.
- Adult Fear: She died in a raid on WindClan when her daughters were still apprentices, and had to watch them from StarClan, knowing she couldn't protect them when danger came.
- The Apprentice: To Windflight.
- Good Parents: Loves her kits, and shows it often.
- Mama Bear: Do not ever do anything to put her kits in danger. Her own brother gets a tongue-lashing when his failure to watch them results in Snowkit accidentally eating poppy seeds.
- Nice Girl: She's an unambiguously good cat, particularly to her kits.
- Silk Hiding Steel: A nursery queen and fully battle-trained ThunderClan warrior.
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: She's a wonderful and loving mother, and gets killed during a raid on WindClan when Bluestar is an apprentice.
- What Does She See in Him?: More than a couple of cats wonder why someone as smart as Moonflower picked Stormtail as a mate.
- What the Hell, Hero?: She doesn't get to tell Bluefur directly, due to being in StarClan at the time, but in Secrets of the Clans, she makes it clear that she is not pleased with her daughter's decision to mate with a RiverClan cat and then bring her three young kits to RiverClan in the middle of leaf-bare, when Moonflower knows that that one of them will not survive the journey.
"Her faithful old friend had kept her secret until the very end, only ever speaking of the lost kits with the fond grief of a father."A ThunderClan tom in love with Bluestar. Despite many of the Clan warriors fawning over the two of them, he never has a chance with the independent she-cat.
- Betty and Veronica: A male version. As an understanding nice guy, he serves as the Betty to Oakheart's Veronica.
- Did Not Get the Girl: To Bluestar.
- Hopeless Suitor: Hopelessly in love with Bluestar for his whole life, but she loves Oakheart.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Understands that Bluestar doesn't love him, and promises to raise her kits like they were his own.
- The Mentor: To Spottedleaf before she became a medicine cat apprentice.
- Nice Guy: Never fails to be kind to any cat or loyal to his Clan.
- Dogged Nice Guy: To Bluestar.
- One Steve Limit: Averted. He shares his name with a famous WindClan medicine cat.
- Secret Keeper: He knows that Bluestar's kits aren't his, but he pretends that they are so that Bluestar isn't questioned about the father.
"Pinestar, what about our kits? Won't you stay to watch them grow up?"Mate of Pinestar, mother of Tigerstar, Mistkit, and Nightkit, and grandmother of Brambleclaw, Tawnypelt, Hawkfrost, Tadpole, and Mothwing.
- Adult Fear: Her two daughters died as young kits, and her only surviving son became a vicious and cruel tyrant who killed many cats in his senseless quest for power. One can imagine that she was quite heartbroken.
- The Apprentice: To Robinwing.
- Death by Childbirth: Subverted. She has a long, difficult birth and loses a lot of blood, but eventually recovers.
- I Can Still Fight!: After suffering a bad claw wound in a battle with WindClan, she insists that she can still walk, but collapses and needs to be helped back to safety.
- May–December Romance: With Pinestar, who is already fairly old and on his second to last life when she is born.
- Outliving One's Offspring: Her two she-kits, Nightkit and Mistkit, are born sickly and die before they're one moon old.
- Pushover Parents: According to Snowfur, she always thought Tigerkit could do no wrong, which probably contributed to his arrogance in adulthood.
- Theme Naming: Leopardfoot and her son, Tigerstar.
"Coward! Is that why WindClan cats run so fast — so they can flee?"A ThunderClan warrior in Bluestar's time. Quarrels with her over deputy position, leading Bluestar to give her kits to RiverClan. He is the main antagonist of Bluestar's Prophecy.He reappears in Night Whispers, having been sent to the Dark Forest after his death. He's a high-ranking member of it, and serves as a major antagonist of the Omen of the Stars arc.
- Abusive Parents: Bluestar firmly believes he is one to Whitestorm, but they aren't shown interacting much.
- Anti-Hero: In Bluestar's Prophecy, due to being absolutely freaking insane. He becomes a straight up villain in Omen of the Stars.
- The Apprentice: He was in the Dark Forest, and was apprenticed to Silverhawk. (Or was it Shredtail?) In ThunderClan he was the apprentice to Adderfang.
- Ax-Crazy: He was completely crazy about fighting. At one point, he ordered Tigerstar (an apprentice at the time) to kill a kittypet for trespassing on Clan territory.
- Blood Knight: He loved fighting too much, which is why Bluestar realized she couldn't let him become leader.
- Chekhov's Gunman: He was mentioned during Forest of Secrets, and briefly appeared in The Rise of Scourge. He becomes a very important character in the prequel Super Editions and Omen of the Stars.
- Chekhov's Skill: The killing blow that Crookedstar learns from him ends up being pivotal to the climax of Crookedstar's Promise.
- The Dark Side Will Make You Forget: He joined the Dark Forest so that he could become strong enough to protect ThunderClan. However, he eventually decided that ThunderClan cats were weak and needed to be killed.
- Dirty Coward: In The Last Hope, he flees from the battle when it looks like he might lose.
- Disproportionate Retribution: It seems to be a habit of his.
- In Bluestar's Prophecy, he orders his apprentice to savagely beat a kit who wandered onto ThunderClan territory. He would have had the kit killed if not for Bluestar's intervention.
- In Sign of the Moon, he murders Antpelt for showing mercy to an enemy.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: Not as bad as many examples of this trope (he's no Brokenstar) but he pushes his apprentice Tigerstar very hard.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: He dies fighting RiverClan off-screen. This isn't even shown in Crookedstar's Promise, which was all about RiverClan.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He had a mate, Snowfur, and a kit, Whitestorm, who he loved dearly.
- Evil Mentor: He has stepped into this role as a mentor in the Dark Forest.
- Face–Heel Turn: He was a huge jerk in Bluestar's Prophecy, but at the end of the day he was still a good guy. In Omen of the Stars, he's a major villain.
- Fallen Hero: He was originally very loyal to ThunderClan. By Omen of the Stars, that's definitely not the case any longer.
- Greater-Scope Villain: His harsh training molded Tigerstar into the cruel, vicious and power-hungry cat he is today.
- Happily Married: To Snowfur, his Morality Pet.
- He Who Fights Monsters: For all his negative traits in Bluestar's Prophecy, he truly wants to protect ThunderClan from harm. Unfortunately, this leads to him joining the Dark Forest so that he can become stronger. By Omen of the Stars, he is a threat to ThunderClan.
- High-Pressure Blood: After he finally died, his Clanmates found him in a huge puddle of his own blood.
- Hot-Blooded: He absolutely loves fighting, which contributed to his Face–Heel Turn.
- Jerkass: It's all you need to know about him in Bluestar's Prophecy.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Seems to genuinely care for his mate Snowfur and his son Whitestorm.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Crookedstar's Promise has him insult Snowfur and Whitestorm by calling them weak.
- Kick the Dog:
- Bluestar's Prophecy establishes him as an evil bastard by having him order his apprentice to brutally attack a helpless kit. And he would have had the kit killed, had Bluestar not intervened.
- For those who hadn't read Bluestar's Prophecy (or just to show how much worse he became), Sign of the Moon shows his evil when he randomly murders Antpelt, one of the Dark Forest trainees.
- Leader Wannabe: He really wanted to be leader, and ended up fighting Bluestar over the position.
- Meaningful Name: He has both sharp claws and a prickly pelt, as well as a sharp tongue.
- The Mentor:
- He mentored Tigerstar in Bluestar's Prophecy. In fact, many of Tigerstar's philosophies were originally his philosophies.
- He was mentoring a she-cat in between his death and the events of Omen of the Stars. She failed her test to become a Dark Forest Warrior and died.
- Mixed Ancestry: He has WindClan blood, because his father Windflight was half-WindClan.
- Outnumbered Sibling: He has two sisters, Sweetpaw and Rosetail.
- Parental Substitute: It's noted in Bluestar's Prophecy that Tigerclaw sees him as a father, given that his actual father, the much more sensible Pinestar, left the forest barely after he was born. Thistleclaw being who he is, it's not hard to see why Tigerclaw turned out so bad.
- Pet the Dog:
- When his sister Sweetpaw died of illness, he buried her and sat vigil all night beside her body.
- He was overjoyed when his son was born, even telling Snowfur he was proud of her and letting her choose their kit's name.
- Pintsized Powerhouse: While still an apprentice, he earned his warrior name by fighting a dog. Over prey. And winning.
- Predecessor Villain: To Tigerstar, due to being his mentor, and the enemy of Firestar's own mentor, Bluestar.
- The Rival: To Bluestar.
- Shadow Archetype: To Bluestar. They are both ambitious and want to become the leader of ThunderClan, but he makes it clear that he would use his position to lead the Clan into a life of constant fighting and violence, in contrast to Bluestar's more reasonable and peaceful leadership.
- Smug Snake: He's always been convinced that he was superior to other warriors, and lords this over other warriors.
- Social Darwinist: In Omen of the Stars, he believes that the Clan cats are weak, and must be destroyed. Crookedstar's Promise shows that he got these beliefs from his Dark Forest mentor, who was either Silverhawk or Shredtail. (It's unclear if Silverhawk even exists.)
- So Proud of You: To his mate Snowfur, when she gives birth to their son, Whitekit.
- Start of Darkness: Crookedstar's Promise devoted a significant amount of time to showing how he turned evil.
- To Be a Master: His dream is to become Clan Leader. Bluestar gets there before he does.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: In Bluestar's Prophecy, he is not a nice cat by any means, but he genuinely cares for his Clan, his mate, and his son. In Omen of the Stars, he's essentially an incarnation of evil.
- The Unfought: In The Last Hope, he runs away after Brokenstar dies, and none of the major ThunderClanners end up fighting him.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: The rise of Scourge was his fault.
- Walking Wasteland: In Omen of the Stars, as a member of the Dark Forest, he causes everything he touches to decay.
- Warhawk: Known for being violent and bloodthirsty. The entire reason Bluestar gave up her kits to become deputy was because he would have led the Clan into unnecessary wars if he had become deputy instead of her.
- We Have Reserves: He's completely callous over the death of his apprentice, and kills Antpelt without a second thought. Why? Because they can be replaced if the need arises.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: In Bluestar's Prophecy, Bluestar has to stop him from becoming leader because he would have destroyed ThunderClan by fighting many battles that he thought would protect it. This isn't so in Omen of the Stars, where he's a true villain.
- You Should Have Died Instead: In Crookedstar's Promise, when he is training in the Dark Forest, he says that Bluestar should have died instead of Snowfur.
Became a warrior before the Original Series
"Trouble's coming. I can feel it in my paws."Mate of Whitestorm and mother of Sorreltail, Rainwhisker, and Sootfur. (According to Word of God, she's also the mother of Darkstripe [with Tawnyspots] and Graystripe [with Patchpelt]). She was a queen for a good portion of the first series.
- Action Mom: Even though she enjoys raising kits, she misses her warrior life when she's in the nursery.
- Adult Fear: Her older son, Darkstripe, tries to kill her younger daughter, Sorrelkit.
- Brother–Sister Incest: Vicky Holmes said on her Facebook page that Patchpelt and Willowpelt were Graystripe's parents. However, in Bluestar's Prophecy, these two are brother and sister - different litters but same parents. When this was pointed out to her, she admitted it wasn't intentional but decided to leave it because it can happen with real cats.
- Bus Crash: In Midnight, we learn that during the Time Skip between the first arc and The New Prophecy, a badger killed her. Subverted in Firestar's Quest, where we get to see her die onscreen.
- Diving Save: Willowpelt leaps in front of her young son Sootpaw to save him from a badger. The blow meant for her son breaks her spine and kills her.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Gets killed when pushing her son out of the way of a badger's claws.
- Mama Bear: She dies saving her son Sootpaw from a badger.
- May–December Romance: With Tawnyspots and later, Whitestorm.
- Nice She-Cat: Is one of the few cats who doesn't judge Firepaw by his kittypet heritage.
- Really Gets Around: Ahem, Willowpelt has been mates with the deputies of ThunderClan twice—must be attracted to power—and her own brother. Consequently, Graystripe, Darkstripe, Sorreltail and her brothers Rainwhisker and Sootfur are all at least half siblings. Sheesh.
"So it's that simple, is it? We just drop into your camp, snatch the kits, kill your leader, and go home."A minor ThunderClan warrior, who is the brother of Mousefur.
"Every cat in the forest can turn to crowfood for all I care. All I want is to see you dead."The most loyal follower of Tigerstar, Darkstripe is disliked by mostly everybody in the Clans, including his leader, due to his deceitful, arrogant nature. Currently residing in the Place Of No Stars.
- Alas, Poor Villain: His last words, "There's nothing left! It's all dark!" cause Firestar to have some sympathy for him.
- Almost Dead Guy: In The Darkest Hour, he rambles aimlessly as he dies.
- The Aloner: He's stuck hanging out by himself in the Dark Forest for most of The New Prophecy and Power of Three. After that, he teams up with the other Dark Forest warriors.
- The Apprentice: To Tigerstar.
- Bathroom Breakout: Tells Brackenfur, who's supposed to be watching him, that he needs to make dirt. He goes behind a bush and sneaks away.
- Being Evil Sucks: He spends his entire life dedicating himself to following Tigerstar, who doesn't care about him at all and only uses him when he has nobody else. When he dies, he is banished to the Dark Forest for his crimes, and finds that there's no way out when he tries to leave. Even his fellow exiles in the Dark Forest don't give him any respect, comparing him to a whining kit.
- Butt-Monkey: All the time.Leopardstar: "Thank StarClan I'm not [your leader]. You're about as much use as a dead fox." (The Darkest Hour)Hawkfrost: "Though I expected better of you, Darkstripe. I would have thought you could hold your own against an untrained apprentice." (Fading Echoes)Brokenstar: "He's no better than a whining kit." (Night Whispers)
- Cain and Abel: He's Graystripe's half-brother.
- Commander Contrarian: While in ThunderClan. By the end of the series, no one ever agreed with him.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: He's on the receiving end of one from Stonefur in The Darkest Hour. To show how pathetic he was, Stonefur had been deprived of food for several days before the fight.
- Dark Is Evil: By virtue of his name. He's also a Dark Forest cat.
- Dirty Coward: Constantly cringes from real fights, despite being ambitious and evil.
- The Dragon: To Tigerstar in the Original Series. In his mind anyway.
- The Exile: He gets kicked out of the Clans in The Darkest Hour.
- Fantastic Racism: He hates kittypets.
- Jerkass: Constantly, especially after his treacherous nature is revealed. The only time he's not being a jerk is when he's being a pathetic weakling.
- Jerkass Has a Point: When he poisons Sorrelkit in The Darkest Hour, Graystripe demands that he wants to know what happened, leading Darkstripe to sneer that Firestar would always take his best friend's side. Firestar himself admits that, no matter how much he distrusts Darkstripe, he has a point, and Firestar has to find enough proof to make sure Graystripe isn't jumping to conclusions.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: At first in The Darkest Hour, it seems that he redeemed himself by "saving" Firestar from a BloodClan cat. But the conversation he has with him...proves he's an evil bastard.Darkstripe: You're mine, kittypet. It's time for you to die.Firestar: So now you're fighting on the side of Tigerstar's murderer? Have you no loyalty?Darkstripe: Not anymore. Every cat in the forest can turn to crowfood for all I care. All I want is to see you dead.
- Make It Look Like an Accident: When Sorrelkit caught him plotting with Blackfoot, he tricked her into eating deathberries so she wouldn't be able to tell any cat what she'd seen. If Graystripe hadn't seen what happened, every cat would have just assumed she found the berries and didn't know what they were.
- The Mentor: To Longtail, Dustpelt and Ferncloud. Ironically, he's around the same age as Longtail, as Bluestar's Prophecy didn't mention when he was born (though he must have been born after Mousefur and Runningwind), and only mentored Dustpelt and Ferncloud partway through.
- The Mole: In the second half of the Original Series, he was giving Tigerstar information from within ThunderClan.
- Never My Fault:
- In Code of the Clans, he tries to claim that Poppydawn's death wasn't his fault, even though it obviously was.
- In The Darkest Hour, after he is caught poisoning Sorrelkit, Firestar asks him how he could betray his Clan like that. Darkstripe snarls that Firestar has never trusted him, ignoring that Firestar has good reason not to trust him because he has collaborated many times with Tigerstar.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: In The Last Hope, he nearly kills Cloudtail, defeats Dovewing in a fair fight, and leads the patrol that destroys ThunderClan's camp.
- Social Darwinist: In Code of the Clans, he says that old and sick cats who can't protect themselves should die.
- Small Name, Big Ego: He thinks that he's one of the most powerful cats who has ever lived. In reality, he's utterly pathetic.
- Smug Snake: But not usually to his superiors in the Dark Forest. Everyone else is fair game, though.
- Token Evil Teammate: For ThunderClan to begin with.
- Took a Level in Badass: He's actually one of the stronger Dark Forest cats in The Last Hope.
- Undying Loyalty: To Tigerstar, following him to ShadowClan.
- Vile Villain, Laughable Lackey: Tigerstar is one of the strongest and most ruthless warriors in the forest. Darkstripe is merely a pathetic weakling.
- Villainous Glutton: In Code of the Clans, during a hard leaf-bare where everyone is starving, he decides to eat some fresh-kill rather than give it to his Clan, reasoning that he needs to keep up his strength so he can hunt. As a result, Poppydawn, who is already starving, dies of hunger.
- Would Hurt a Child: He attempts to kill Sorrelkit (his own half-sister) for seeing him talking with Blackfoot. Graystripe stops him just in time.
Became a warrior in the Original Series
"Bluestar was right. Fire did save the Clan."
Firestar's eventual mate, although she initially hated his guts. One of the best hunters in the Clan.
- Action Girl: Like most female Clan cats, she hunts and fights alongside her male companions.
- Alpha Bitch: Has this personality at first, but eventually mellows out and becomes one of Firestar's closest supporters.
- The Apprentice: To Whitestorm.
- Betty and Veronica: She's Firestar's Veronica, being sarcastic and blunt while Spottedleaf is sweeter and softer.
- The Big Guy: Is unfailingly loyal to ThunderClan and Firestar, and tends toward the Genius Bruiser subcategory.
- Bitch Alert: Her first appearance. She snarls that Firepaw smells revolting, and then makes a comment about how he's a kittypet.
- The Bully: She picked on Firestar when he first joined the Clans. However, she stops being a bully in Fire and Ice.
- The Confidant: In the later half of the first series, Fireheart begins confiding in her his worries about Cloudpaw, Bramblekit, and other things.
- She plays one for Bramblestar, too, as well as an advisor of sorts.
- Deadpan Snarker: Has a tendency to insult cats this way. As she becomes more sympathetic, her jokes get less mean, but no less snarky.
- Embarrassing Rescue: In Fire and Ice, Fireheart saves her from falling into the gorge. Considering that up until this point she has done nothing but insult Fireheart and call him useless, it's not surprising that she's angry at him for saving her - and pretends that she didn't need the help.
- Enemy Mine: In Into the Wild, Sandpaw and Dustpaw temporarily put their rivalry with Firepaw on hold due to the threat of Brokenstar.
- Everyone Can See It: As Cinderpelt said in Rising Storm:Cinderpelt: Fireheart, every cat in the Clan can see that Sandstorm is very, very fond of you!
- Fantastic Racism: At first she hated Firestar because he was a kittypet.
- Fiery Red Head: Though her pelt isn't as fiery as her mate's, her temperament is much more so.
- Green Eyes: In Sandstorm's case, they are, like her pelt, a paler version of her mate's coloration.
- Happily Married: To Firestar.
- Hate at First Sight: She hates Firestar the moment he joins the Clan, and the feeling is mutual. Eventually Fireheart saves her life and she falls in love with him.
- Heroes Want Redheads: Firestar certainly did.
- Informed Attribute: Her hunting skills are usually the golden standard used to show how skilled a cat is, but she rarely is shown actually hunting.
- Irony: In Sunrise, Sandstorm declares that when she retires, she'll try and be the grumpiest elder ever. Come The Apprentice's Quest, however, she's definitely a sweet-natured elder.
- Lookalike Lovers: She has a ginger pelt and green eyes like Firestar, but her fur is a lighter color than his.
- The Medic: She served as temporary medicine cat to modern SkyClan, thanks to the knowledge she got from Cinderpelt, before Echosong came.
- The Mentor: To Sorreltail and Honeyfern. Also mentored Echosong on how to be a medicine cat.
- Official Couple: With Firestar.
- Rescue Romance: Her romance with Firestar begins when he saves her from falling off a cliff. She actually acts ungrateful at first...at least until Whiteclaw falls off said cliff. After that, she's become friendlier and even falls in love with him.
- Retired Badass: Is currently an elder as of Bramblestar's Storm.
- Second Love: To Firestar, with his first love being Spottedleaf.
- Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Though it's not as rare in Warriors as in real life, she certainly fits the bill.
- Slap-Slap-Kiss: With Firestar.
- Took a Level in Kindness: She becomes Firestar and Graystripe's friend after Tigerstar was revealed to be evil. She also replaced Ravenpaw in their Power Trio.
- Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Firestar for the middle of the first series and Firestar's Quest.
- Unwanted Rescue: In Fire and Ice, Fireheart realizes that Sandpaw and the enemy warrior that she's fighting are about to fall into the gorge, so he knocks the other warrior away from her (and from the edge) and pulls Sandpaw off the edge and to her feet. Sandpaw's furious at him for "saving" her from the enemy warrior because she already dislikes Fireheart and insists she can fight her own battles, but just then another cat falls over the edge and drowns. That makes Sandpaw realize what Fireheart had actually been saving her from, and she grows more friendly toward him from then on.
- Wound That Will Not Heal: She ends up getting an infected fox bite in The Apprentice's Quest and dies from it.
"I looked up to you. I wanted to be like you. But Redtail was my mentor. I owe him more than any cat. And you killed him. You killed him and betrayed the Clan. I'd rather die than follow you."
Originally one of Tigerclaw's supporters, Dustpelt was horrified when the warrior's treachery was revealed, and refused to follow him any further. Though he has personally never liked Firestar, he nonetheless holds respect for Firestar as a leader and a warrior, and his loyalty to ThunderClan is absolute.
- Almost Dead Guy: In Bramblestar's Storm he thanks Bramblestar for everything and prays for StarClan to always light his (Bramblestar's) path before he dies.
- The Apprentice: To Redtail and then to Darkstripe.
- Bad Dreams: In Bramblestar's Storm, he has recurring nightmares in which he tries to save Ferncloud from being killed by Brokenstar, then wakes up and remembers that she's already dead.
- Broken Pedestal: He respected Tigerstar until it was revealed that Tigerstar had killed his former mentor, Redtail.
- The Bully: Constantly insulted Firestar, Graystripe, and Ravenpaw (his own brother) throughout the first half of the Original Series.
- Commander Contrarian: He knows it, and relishes it.
- Enemy Mine: In Into the Wild, Sandpaw and Dustpaw temporarily put their rivalry with Firepaw on hold due to the threat of Brokenstar.
- Green-Eyed Monster: In Fire and Ice, Firestar notes that while he is receiving his first apprentice, Dustpaw still is an apprentice. Firestar decides that Dustpaw is completely justified in this, as he had been training since before Firestar even showed up, but was still an apprentice.
- Happily Married: To Ferncloud.
- Hate at First Sight: Dustpelt hates Firestar the moment he joins the Clan, and the feeling is mutual. And though Dustpelt continues to be a bit of a jerk, it ultimately becomes more of a friendly rivalry.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Brackenfur. They often act together as sort of sub-deputies.
- I Have No Brother: According to Word of God, he is embarrassed by his brother Ravenpaw's pacifism and refuses to admit their relation.
- Incest Is Relative: Falls in love with his niece, although their blood-relationship is never acknowledged in canon.
- Jerk Ass: At first, he's a rude bully to Firepaw, Graypaw and Ravenpaw.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Is rarely nice to any cat, but is a loving mate to Ferncloud, and always loyal to ThunderClan.
- The Mentor: To Ashfur, Squirrelflight and Hazeltail.
- Morality Pet: He's dere towards Ferncloud!
- Mr. Fixit: In later books, he works together with Brackenfur building structures such as dens and bramble walls for the ThunderClan camp.
- Not So Stoic: In The Last Hope, he completely loses it in his grief over Ferncloud.
- Outliving One's Offspring: Outlives five of his seven kits.
- The Rival: He and Firestar had a rivalry in the Original Series, but they came to respect each other.
- Together in Death: With Ferncloud, as of Bramblestar's Storm.
- Trauma Conga Line: He loses three of his young kits (Hollykit, Larchkit, and Shrewpaw) all in a short span of time when the old forest is being destroyed. As if that's not enough, he later loses his mate Ferncloud in the battle with the Dark Forest, his son Foxleap shortly after from the wounds he acquired in that fight, and his daughter Icecloud of greencough less than six moons later. And then he dies. To review: he has seven kits and outlives all but two of them, and also loses his mate.
- Tsundere: He spits acid out to everyone else but is a complete softie to Ferncloud. Commence the squeeing.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Lionblaze notes in Dark River that even though Firestar and Dustpelt were never best friends, they still respect each other and seem to like their rivalry.
- Unlucky Childhood Friend: Although he and Sandstorm were close as apprentices, she chooses Firestar as her mate over him. Dustpelt falls in love with Ferncloud, though, so it all evens out.
"I'll be keeping my eyes out for you."
Brother of Brightheart, Cinderpelt, and Thornclaw, Brackenfur was Graystripe's apprentice. While his role was never as large as Cinderpelt's, he was a faithful supporter of Firestar. In Warrior Cats: The New Prophecy, he gets together with Sorreltail, and they end up having six kits.
- The Apprentice: To Graystripe.
- Badass Grandpa: In Omen Of The Stars, when he actually becomes a grandpa.
- Happily Married: With Sorreltail.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Dustpelt. They often act together as sort of sub-deputies, and Brackenfur is totally devastated when Dustpelt dies in Bramblestar's Storm.
- The Mentor: To Tawnypelt before she left ThunderClan, Whitewing, Hollyleaf and Sorrelstripe
- Mr. Fixit: In later books, he works together with Dustpelt building structures such as dens and bramble walls for the ThunderClan camp.
- Nice Guy: One of the nicest cats on the series.
- Out-of-Character Moment: In Dark River, Brackenfur snaps at Hollyleaf for dawdling during hunting. It can be justified because it's raining hard, and Hollyleaf keeps fretting over having kin in ShadowClan.
- Outliving One's Offspring: Outlives three of his six kits.
- Strong Family Resemblance: He has golden-brown fur, like his brother Thornclaw.
- The Quiet One: It's mentioned in Fire and Ice that he doesn't say much.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: Firestar notes that he is much more responsible than the hyper Cinderpelt.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: He was always a wise cat, even when he was just an apprentice.
"I've always believed in the warrior code, and I always will."
Firestar's nephew, who was also born a kittypet. His mother gave him to Firestar to take back to the Clans after hearing how much Firestar liked his life there. Although the Clan was very unhappy about this, they eventually came to accept him. He does not believe in StarClan but is loyal to ThunderClan and utterly devoted to his mate Brightheart.
- The Apprentice: To Fireheart in the first arc.
- Badass Adorable: As a tiny kit, he ventures out from the camp in the middle of leaf-bare and successfully catches a small vole...in the middle of a blizzard!
- Badass Grandpa: From Sunrise onward, due to having grandkits and still being badass. As of Tigerheart's Shadow, he is now a great-grandfather, because his granddaughter, Dovewing, has given birth to three kits. He's come a long way from the tiny kit he first appeared as in Fire and Ice.
- Battle Couple: With Brightheart.
- Berserk Button: Murder, especially that of cats he was close to. Unfortunately, this anger usually amounts to Firestar telling him to chill.
- Bratty Half-Pint: As a kit and an apprentice. Tigerclaw grumbles that he causes more trouble than all the other kits put together. He grows out of it eventually.
- Brutal Honesty: He's not afraid to say what he really thinks, even if it's a harsh truth.
- Child of Two Worlds: Cloudtail struggles with this in the first series; Fireheart, who was born a kittypet, brought Cloudtail to the Clan shortly after Cloudtail's birth. He had to deal with prejudice from Clanborn cats and Cloudtail struggles with the allure of kittypet life while learning to become a Clan warrior.
- Deadpan Snarker: His comments are like barbed wire. Even the narrative lampshades it.
- Distressed Dude: In Rising Storm, he was taken away by Twolegs and had to be rescued by Firestar, Ravenpaw, and Sandstorm.
- Flat-Earth Atheist: He has seen accurate predictions of the future, as well as his uncle coming Back from the Dead several times, yet still refuses to believe that there is anything supernatural going on, calling StarClan a "tale to scare kits".
- Happily Adopted: By Brindleface, although he retains some contact with Princess, his birth mother.
- Happily Married: To Brightheart, with whom he has four kits.
- I Can Still Fight!: In The Last Hope, even after being savaged by Darkstripe, he insists on still fighting to protect the Clans.
- I Gave My Word: In Rising Storm, Ashfur says that Cloudtail always keeps his word.
- Intergenerational Friendship: He forms a close bond with the ThunderClan elders when Tigerclaw assigns him to look after them as punishment for misbehaving.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He is rather prickly, but is incredibly sweet to his mate Brightheart and loyal to his Clan.
- The Mentor: To Rainwhisker, Cinderheart, Toadstep and Hollytuft.
- Oblivious to Love: Completely fails to notice Daisy's romantic interest in him, when even the other Oblivious to Love cats can see it.
- Outliving One's Offspring: Outlives his son, Snowbush.
- A Pet Into The Wild: Fireheart brought Cloudtail to ThunderClan as a young kit. Fireheart's sister, Princess, wanted to choose what happened to her firstborn as she knew her owners would choose where her other kits went. He was ostracized by others for his kittypet heritage but didn't even know he was adopted until he was almost of apprentice age.
- Scare 'em Straight: How does he learn to say no to dru—er, Twoleg food? By getting kidnapped!
- Skeptic No Longer: He sees StarClan for the first time in The Last Hope.
- Undying Loyalty: Despite not believing in StarClan, he remains firmly loyal to ThunderClan and the warrior code.
- You Killed My Mother: He's enraged when Tigerstar kills his foster mother, Brindleface, vowing to flay him and scatter his entrails from Snakerocks to Highstones.
"I would not have survived that dark time it weren't for Cloudtail. He gave me another destiny, and I knew that no matter what I looked like, I would be all right. As long as Cloudtail loved me, I was no longer Lostface, but Brightheart."
Cloudtail's mate. She gets mauled by dogs when she joins Swiftpaw in trying to convince Bluestar to make her a warrior during Bluestar's crazy period.
- Action Girl: A special example in that she had to retrain herself in hunting and fighting after losing an eye.
- The Apprentice: To Whitestorm.
- Ascended Extra: Was a minor character until two thirds into A Dangerous Path, where dogs ripped off her face and she became Cloudtail's love interest.
- Break the Cutie: She was a sweet, eager apprentice. When Bluestar made Cloudtail a warrior but refused to promote any of the other apprentices, she and Swiftpaw went to look for the dogs, which resulted in the latter's death, and with Brightheart losing half her face (including an eye and an ear) in the attack. Bluestar then renamed her "Lostface", a name that the young she-cat had to carry with her for months. Even after Cloudtail continued to love her and remained her constant rock, she still avoided puddles so that she wouldn't see her face, and constantly had to deal with cats being afraid of her because of her appearance.
- Career-Ending Injury: Subverted. She was mauled by a dog, leaving her missing one eye. She however ends up becoming a warrior despite her partial blindness.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: It's worth noting that she actually started the conflict with Cloudtail and Daisy, by overreacting to him helping her get the hang of forest life. Given that her self-esteem is somewhere in the tunnels, though, and that Daisy is very beautiful, it's understandable.
- Confusion Fu: In The Last Hope, Lionblaze teaches this to her and Daisy.
- Dream-Crushing Handicap: Subverted. As an apprentice, she goes out to find the dog pack with Swiftpaw and is brutally savaged, losing one ear and one eye. For a time, it seems that she will never be a warrior, but Cloudtail teaches her how to fight with only one eye, allowing her to finally gain a place in the warrior's den.
- Eye Scream: When a pack of dogs ripped off half of her face in A Dangerous Path, they took one of her eyes with it.
- Facial Horror: She was savaged by a pack of dogs, who mangled her face to the point that she lost an eye and parts of her skull were showing even after she recovered. She was even called "Lostface" for a while, but fortunately Firestar renamed her.
- Freakiness Shame: Is deeply ashamed by her scars in A Dangerous Path, understandably, and had self-image issues for a while. Even after she gets over it, it's implied that her scars are a bit of a sore spot for her.
- Handicapped Badass: Her lost eye does not stop her from learning how to fight just as well as others despite having a blind side and becoming a warrior.
- Happily Married: She and her mate Cloudtail will always love each other. He even saved her from depression.
- I Can't Believe a Guy Like You Would Notice Me: Expresses disbelief that Cloudtail would want to be her mate after her horrific injuries.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: Has a kind soul, despite all she's suffered. Before her injuries, they may have indicated her naivete.
- Meaningful Rename: Bluestar changes her name to Lostface after dogs rip off half of her face. Then Cloudtail points out that there has to be an official name-changing ceremony, so Firestar changes her name to Brightheart.
- The Medic: Although not an official medicine cat, she sometimes helps Leafpool with her medicine cat duties and has learned a lot of healing skills from her. She knows enough about herbs that she is able to take over as medicine cat for a moon when Leafpool has to go on a long journey.
- The Mentor: Briefly to Jayfeather.
- Morality Pet: To Cloudtail.
- Nightmare Dreams: After dogs rip off her face, she has nightmares where she yells out, "Pack pack! Kill kill!"
- Outliving One's Offspring: Outlives her son, Snowbush.
- Scars Are Forever: She had half of her face ripped off by dogs. It serves as a constant reminder of her foolish choice to go after the dogs.
- Shipper on Deck: Sunset implies that she ships Brambleclaw/Squirrelflight.Brightheart: (to Brambleclaw) It's really good to see you two together again.
- Two-Faced: In A Dangerous Path, a dog pack ripped off half of her face. This leaves one half beautiful, while the other half is horrifically scarred.
"Thornclaw, the newest warrior of ThunderClan, looking tense and eager at the prospect of his first battle."Brother of Brightheart, Cinderpelt and Brackenfur, Thornclaw is the first cat Firestar ever named a warrior, which is something he's quite proud of.
- The Apprentice: To Mousefur.
- Blood Knight: He's never the focus of a story, so it's not obvious, but he's very often one of the first cats ready to jump into battle at the drop of a whisker.
- Claustrophobia: Never outright stated, but he has a Freak Out! when travelling through the tunnels in The Forgotten Warrior that is certainly reminiscent of this.
- Commander Contrarian: Not just to disagree for the hell of it. He's much more hot-headed than Firestar, and therefore would rather fight when Firestar would rather not.
- Face–Heel Turn: He visited the Dark Forest in The Last Hope. But since this was never mentioned again, he most likely defected.
- Hot-Blooded: Particularly in Omen of the Stars. Possibly because he was training in the Dark Forest.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He may not be very nice, but that doesn't mean he's not willing to rescue enemy Clan cats from danger.
- May–December Romance: After four arcs of being a Celibate Hero, he finally hooks up with Blossomfall in Shattered Sky (presumably bonding over their mutual guilt over their time in the Dark Forest). While cats hooking up with those who were kits when they were warriors isn't unusual, what's particularly notable is that Thornclaw was made a warrior in the first arc, making him almost as old as her father.
- The Mentor: To Sootfur, Shrewpaw, Poppyfrost, and Briarlight.
- No Sympathy: Does not feel guilty about Russetfur's death.
- Only Sane Man: In A Dangerous Path, he's the only senior apprentice who doesn't decide to go after the dog pack in hopes of being made a warrior. As a result, he's the only one who makes it to his warrior ceremony in one piece.
- Strong Family Resemblance: He has golden-brown fur, like his brother Brackenfur.
Became a warrior before The New Prophecy
"I have no quarrel with Brambleclaw. I couldn't care less about Brambleclaw. It's not his fault he fell for a faithless she-cat. I know you think I've never forgiven Brambleclaw for stealing you from me, but you're wrong, and so is every cat that thinks so. My quarrel is with you, Squirrelflight. It always has been."
Squirrelflight's Romantic False Lead in The New Prophecy. When she chooses Brambleclaw, he doesn't take it well. To be more precise, he tries to make her feel the same amount of emotional pain that he felt when she turned him down by killing some of her family members. When that doesn't work out, he tries to publicly humiliate her. Currently residing in StarClan as revealed in Omen Of The Stars: Sign of the Moon.Most of these spoiler tags come from Long Shadows. If you haven't read that book yet, you would be wise to avoid them.
- Always Second Best: To Brambleclaw.
- Anti-Villain: He's a nice guy, but does some terrible terrible things.
- The Apprentice: To Dustpelt.
- Ascended Extra: He was a very minor character in the first arc. Then he got a massive role upgrade in The New Prophecy.
- Asshole Victim: Threatened to kill three cats of his own Clan, one of whom was his own apprentice, just to hurt their mother, because she never returned his romantic feelings. And he gloated about it. Then he turns up dead, so the response is more 'wow, who did it?' than 'oh, poor Ashfur!'
- Ax-Crazy: Driven out of his mind by Squirrelflight's rejection, he helps Hawkfrost plan to kill Firestar, and tries to kill Hollyleaf, Lionblaze, and Jayfeather.
- Betty and Veronica: Initially looked to be Squirrelflight's Betty to Brambleclaw's Veronica, being a popular Nice Guy who tries to keep her spirits up. He's later revealed to be much more Veronica than Brambleclaw, though.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Ashfur began life as a sweet, shy young apprentice. Then he became the series' most shining example of Break the Cutie, when his best friend is abducted by humans (though only temporarily), his mother is brutally murdered, he loses the love of his life to the son of the cat that killed his mom, and finally is forced to mentor their kit. He'd always been sweet, gentle, and friendly, but then in Book 5 of the third series, he goes insane and tries to kill all three main characters, one of which is his own apprentice, and reveals that he also had tried to kill the Clan leader at the end of the second series.
- Big Bad: Of Long Shadows.
- Big Bad Ensemble: With Sol in Long Shadows.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Becomes this.
- Break the Cutie: He first appeared as a timid but determined apprentice that soon had his mother brutally murdered by Tigerstar, lost the cat he thought would be his mate (Squirrelflight) to the son of Tigerstar (Brambleclaw), and then had to mentor their "son". Finally, in Book 5 of series 3 he goes insane, attempts to murder the main characters, has his throat bitten, thus killing him, while his body gets pushed off a cliff into a river, where his lifeless corpse gets snagged on a rock and can be seen bobbing limply in the water by the rest of the Clan.
- Bullying a Dragon: In Long Shadows, he told Hollyleaf that he didn't care about the Warrior Code. It did not end well for him.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: He was willing to murder four cats (one of whom was his own apprentice) to hurt Squirrelflight — who had rejected him the year before.
- Despair Event Horizon: Being dumped by Squirrelflight was the start of his Face–Heel Turn.
- Did Not Get the Girl: To Squirrelflight.
- Disproportionate Retribution: His attempts on revenge, depending on whether you think Squirrelflight hurt him deeply enough to justify them.
- The Dragon: To Hawkfrost in Sunset.
- Entitled to Have You: He feels this way about Squirrelflight, even speaking of Brambleclaw "stealing" her from him.
- Evil Counterpart:
- Of Thrushpelt. They both love she-cats who only see them as friends. Thrushpelt understands and vows to love Bluestar's kits as if they were his own, and genuinely mourns their "death". Ashfur goes crazy from his hatred of Squirrelflight, collaborates with a power-hungry cat to kill his own leader, and finally tries to murder three cats, then gets killed by one of them.
- Also for Lionblaze. In Eclipse and Long Shadows, Lionblaze has terrible visions of brutally murdering his former friend Heathertail. He eventually manages to overcome his hatred and vengeful desires. Ashfur, on the other paw, is completely consumed by his vengeance.
- Evil Gloating: Engages in some good old-fashioned evil taunting of Hollyleaf, Lionblaze, and Jayfeather in Long Shadows.
- Face–Heel Turn: Starts out a kind, considerate cat, ends up more or less insane and hungry for revenge.
- Faux Affably Evil: Acts kind to everyone but Squirrelflight, Brambleclaw, Lionblaze, Hollyleaf, and Jayfeather. But by the end of TPOT, you know it's an act.
- If I Can't Have You...: Actually averted. Ashfur wants Squirrelflight to suffer, so he plans to kill her kits in front of her and let her live.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: Dark blue to be precise. Later Icy Blue Eyes.
- Heel–Face Turn: Why else would he be in StarClan?
- Hidden Villain: Conspires with Hawkfrost to kill Firestar in Sunset, but this isn't revealed until five books later, in Long Shadows.
- Karma Houdini: In-universe, Jayfeather doesn't buy Yellowfang's explanation that Ashfur made it to StarClan because "His only fault was loving too much", despite his numerous murder attempts on himself, his siblings, Sqirrelflight, and Firestar.
- Love Makes You Evil: Went mad essentially just because the cat he loved didn't love him back.
- The Mentor: To Lionblaze. He was also the mentor to Birchfall in The New Prophecy.
- The Mole: He's Hawkfrost's traitor in ThunderClan.
- Nice Guy: At least, until the third series. Or halfway through the second series, depending on your opinion.
- Not Good with Rejection: He is extremely upset over Squirrelflight getting back together with Brambleclaw. It's later revealed that he took Squirrelflight's rejection murderously poorly.
- The Rival: To Brambleclaw in the second part of The New Prophecy.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Tries to do this in Long Shadows but ultimately fails.
- Romantic False Lead: He looks like he might end up with Squirrelflight in Twilight, but she gets back together with Brambleclaw in Sunset.
- Secret Keeper: In Rising Storm, he doesn't tell his Clanmates that Cloudtail is sneaking Twoleg food.
- Start of Darkness: His descent into evil began when he was dumped by Squirrelflight.
- Stepford Smiler: Nice enough on the outside. Madman out for revenge on the inside.
- The Stoic: He kept his anger and grief to himself rather than talking about it with someone, which wasn't too good for his mental health.
- Treacherous Advisor: To Lionblaze.
- Walking Spoiler: There's the whole matter of how he turns evil and tries to kill Firestar, then attempts to burn Lionblaze, Jayfeather, and Hollyleaf alive.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Depending on your point of view, that is.
- Yandere: After being dumped by Squirrelflight, he plots to kill off her family as "punishment" for leaving him.
"Sootfur was our brother, she will want to hear it from me."The kit of Whitestorm and Willowpelt, Rainwhisker is the brother of Sootfur and Sorreltail. He's a fairly minor character in the series.
- The Apprentice: To Cloudtail.
- Bus Crash: His death is mentioned at the start of "The Sight". He is killed between series two and three by a falling tree branch.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: He was killed by a falling tree branch. In between books.
- Gender Bender: He was born a she-cat, but was a tom in the later books.
- Greater Need Than Mine: He refuses medical aid in Sunset for this reason.
- Killed Offscreen: Gets crushed by a tree branch between series two and three.
"Sootfur was a brave warrior...He's safe with StarClan now."The kit of Whitestorm and Willowpelt. Brother to Rainwhisker and Sorreltail, and half-brother to Graystripe and Darkstripe. That's pretty much it. Mainly appears in The New Prophecy, but doesn't do much.
Became a warrior in The New Prophecy
"Loyalty is proved by what we do, not where we come from!"The kit of Whitestorm and Willowpelt, Sorreltail is a strong warrior who has seen a lot of trauma. She's essentially Leafpool's best friend.
- Action Girl: Like most Clan she-cats, she fights, hunts, and patrols all as a matter of course.
- Action Mom: Becomes no less badass when she is a mother. In fact, she dies in the Great Battle specifically because she was horribly wounded but pretended she was fine in order to comfort her kits. The best of both worlds.
- The Apprentice: To Sandstorm.
- Curious as a Monkey: As a kit, she was always getting into trouble because of her curiosity and misguided courage. In A Dangerous Path, she decided to follow Darkstripe to his secret meeting with Blackfoot, and Darkstripe fed her deathberries to keep her quiet because she saw too much. If Fireheart and Graystripe hadn't seen what Darkstripe was doing at that very moment, she really would have died.
- Genki Girl: Particularly early on in The New Prophecy, she was energetic and eager to take action.
- Happily Married: To Brackenfur.
- He Knows Too Much: Subverted. She learns something she wasn't supposed to, but survives the attempt on her life.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Leafpool.
- Killed Offscreen: In a short story in The Ultimate Guide she appears in StarClan. Word of God is that she died of her wounds while Bramblestar was on his way to the Moonpool.
- Look Both Ways: In the Time Skip between The Darkest Hour/Firestar's Quest and The New Prophecy, she was hit by a car and lost three moons of warrior training.
- Maternity Crisis: She has her first litter in the middle of a badger raid on the camp, and she can't be moved from the nursery, creating complications that lead to Cinderpelt's death.
- Outliving One's Offspring: Outlives two of her six kits.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: It's mentioned in Moonrise that she's incredibly scared of deathberries because of Darkstripe trying to kill her with them in The Darkest Hour.
"These are the qualities ThunderClan needs most. Courage, loyalty, and the willingness to face danger for the sake of a Clanmate. If you ask me, Firestar, we'd be a fool not to make her a warrior."Son of Dustpelt and Ferncloud. ThunderClan's resident Jerk Ass. That's really all there is to say about him, other than how he had a one-night stand with Daisy.
- Abusive Parents: Subverted. He was initially emotionally neglectful of Rosekit and Toadkit, but when Daisy called him on it he revealed he just felt really awkward and unsure around them, and makes a conscious effort to be a part of their lives from then on.
- The Apprentice: To Mousefur.
- Brutal Honesty
- Character Development: Somehow avoided. In Sign of the Moon, his praise of Dovewing makes it look like he's turning into a nicer guy, but then in The Forgotten Warrior, his treatment of a newly returned Hollyleaf shows that he's still an asshole.
- Took a Level in Kindness: ...and then played straight; during Bramblestar's Storm, he's developed into a good mentor, treats the kittypets fairly, and even shows an interest in getting back together with Daisy.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Not only does he die off-screen in the intermission between Bramblestar's Storm and The Apprentice's Quest, the reason isn't even mentioned until the next book! Poor guy's death is basically completely ignored.
- Fauxshadowing: The creepy wind that blows when Firestar announces his warrior name. It makes it look like he'll be evil, but nothing ever comes of it.
- Jerkass: Like his father before him, but more so.
- The Mentor: To Mousewhisker and Ambermoon.
- Outliving One's Offspring: Outlives his son, Toadstep.
- Trauma Conga Line: Almost if not just as bad as his father's—both his younger sisters and his twin brother died during the destruction of the old forest. And then the rest of his family—mother, brother, sister, son, father—are all systematically killed off. Bramblestar even notes that, when he's returning from burying Dustpelt, Spiderleg is just walking slowly with his head and tail hanging. Basically the only family he has left is one brother (out of six siblings) and a daughter.
- Younger Than They Look: In The Last Hope it's observed that he's starting to get grey hairs in his muzzle, despite many older characters not betraying such signs of aging.
Became a warrior before Power of Three
"Remember, I'm your mother. Nothing you say can ever shock me or make me love you less."
The only kit of Cloudtail and Brightheart's first litter. Whitewing is a kind and gentle she-cat mated to Birchfall. Once her kits become main characters in Omen of the Stars, she gets a lot more screen time.
- The Apprentice: To Brackenfur.
- Good Parents: To Ivypool and Dovewing, particularly emphasized when she delivers the line above.
- Happily Married: To Birchfall.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: When Lionblaze was trying to guess which ThunderClan cats might train with the Dark Forest, he had a "No. Just... No" Reaction when considering Whitewing.
- The Mentor: To Icecloud and Dewnose.
- Shipper on Deck: In The Forgotten Warrior, she urges Dovewing to get together with Bumblestripe.
- Ship Tease: Plenty of them with Birchfall, until they actually got together.
- Strong Family Resemblance: She has white fur, like both of her parents.
"I thought I'd learned everything that I could, but now I see that there are ways to be even more powerful in battle for my Clan."The kit of Dustpelt and Ferncloud, as well as Whitewing's mate.
- The Apprentice: To Ashfur.
- Face–Heel Turn: In The Forgotten Warrior, he becomes a trainee of the Dark Forest.
- Happily Married: To Whitewing.
- Heel–Face Turn: In The Last Hope, he realizes that he was duped by the Dark Forest and turns back to the side of the Clans.
- Hot-Blooded: Most definitely. Even more so after joining the Dark Forest.
- Idiot Hero: Oh yes. Exploited by the Dark Forest.
- Papa Wolf: Wants to lead a patrol to rescue his daughter Ivypool after she gets kidnapped by ShadowClan.
- Ship Tease: Plenty of them with Whitewing, until they actually got together.
- Those Two Guys: With Berrynose.
- You Shall Not Pass: In The Last Hope, he does this to protect a WindClan kit from the Dark Forest invasion. He lives, but still.
Became a warrior in Power of Three
"I wanted to be as loyal to you as you are to your Clan. I know I can't exactly miss a life I've never known Graystripe, but I think sharing your life, and your path, is the best journey I could possibly imagine."
A former kittypet who gave up her home not because of the enticing Warrior lifestyle, but because of her love for Graystripe. She helped him find his way to the Clans' new home by the lake.
- Abusive Parents: As of Sign of the Moon, she neglects, if not outright ignores, Bumblestripe and Blossomfall after Briarlight's accident.
- Action Girl: Those lessons Graystripe gave her sure helped.
- A Day in the Limelight: The Graystripe's Adventure manga series, which explains how she met Graystripe.
- Adult Fear: When her daughter Briarlight is crippled by a tree that fell into camp she has to watch her struggling everyday, death/danger always creeping up on her, never knowing what will happen to her next.
- Battle Couple: With Graystripe in Graystripe's Adventure.
- Because You Can Cope: She did this to two of her children when the third broke her back. One of the deciding factors in bringing Blossomfall to the Dark Forest.
- Big Damn Heroes: She shows up just in the nick of time to save Graystripe at the end of The Lost Warrior.
- Determinator: It took her a while to find Graystripe, but she never gives up. Also, she doesn't let anything get in the way of helping Graystripe find his clan.
- Ear Notch: One of her ears is torn during the final battle in The Last Hope.
- Hysterical Woman: Starts acting like one after Briarlight's accident.
- I Will Find You: Towards Graystripe after he leaves Twolegplace to find ThunderClan.
- Last Girl Wins: To Graystripe. He has a whole Clan (a whole four Clans!) full of she-cats he could be mates with, but ends up with the kittypet he meets in the middle of series two.
- Lookalike Lovers: She is a grey-furred cat, like her mate Graystripe.
- Outliving One's Offspring: Her daughter Briarlight dies from sickness in River of Fire.
- A Pet Into The Wild: She was a kittypet who left her home to help Graystripe find ThunderClan and join it herself.
- Second Love: For Graystripe.
- Suddenly Always Knew That: She could always speak to dogs.
- Training Montage: Has one when Graystripe teaches her the ways of the Clans.
- Undying Loyalty: To Graystripe.
- Walking the Earth: Resolves to do this with Graystripe at the end of The Lost Warrior, at least until they find the Clans.
"We'll prove we're not afraid of a battle! We'll rip their treacherous fur off!"The kit of Daisy, and a first-generation warrior. She's loyal to her Clan, sometimes too much so, but she doesn't get much spotlight.
- Action Girl: Like most she-cats in Warriors.
- The Apprentice: To Dustpelt.
- Hot-Blooded: She is easily manipulated into wanting to attack WindClan by Sol in The Forgotten Warrior.
- Killed Offscreen: In Bramblestar's Storm, it was revealed that she died of greencough.
- Living Prop: She only exists to make ThunderClan larger. She had a bit of a role in The New Prophecy, but is unimportant after that.
- Meaningful Name: She has a lean, whippy tail like the branches of a hazel tree.
- The Mentor: To Blossomfall.
"I'm just like a warrior now!...Every warrior has wounds. It shows how brave they are."One of Daisy's kits, he is a first-generation Warrior. He's very loyal to the Clan, but is arrogant enough to be thoroughly annoying to some of his Clanmates.
- The Apprentice: He becomes the apprentice of Brambleclaw, one of the main characters of The New Prophecy.
- Boomerang Bigot: In Power of Three, he insults a cat for being a former kittypet. Then someone points out to him that he was a former kittypet as well.
- Caught in a Snare: He gets his tail stuck in a fox trap in Sunset.
- Character Development: Loses some of his arrogance and becomes more mature in Bramblestar's Storm.
- Chick Magnet: Much to the surprise of other cats.
- Commander Contrarian: Slightly Cloudtail-esque in this respect.
- Doting Parent: Hilariously. Lionblaze wonders how someone so arrogant can be such a good dad.
- Good Parents: Lionblaze notes that he's somehow an awesome dad.
- Hidden Depths: Compensates for his arrogance by turning out to be one of the most awesome dads ever.
- Kavorka Man: Has lost his tail, and is completely obnoxious, but the she-cats love him.
- Keet: As a kit and an apprentice.
- Panicky Expectant Father: He goes crazy trying to make Poppyfrost safe when she's carrying his kits.
- Plucky Comic Relief: He's there to add humour to Power of Three, to be so over the top in his love of himself that it's amusing.
- The Rival: To Jayfeather in Power of Three.
- Settle for Sibling: In The Fourth Apprentice, it's revealed that he got together with Honeyfern's sister Poppyfrost after Honeyfern's death in Sunrise.
- Serial Romeo: Two she-cats pad after him. Two.
- Small Name, Big Ego: He believes that he's StarClan's gift to the Clans, or something similar.
- Those Two Guys: With Birchfall.
- Tsundere: He may be a jerk to most cats, but he's kind and sweet toward his mate(s) and kits.
- Unfortunate Name: Was worried about Firestar calling him Berrystumpytail.
"Whatever you say. I'm not an apprentice anymore... I'm a warrior - I hunt and fight. I'll leave the weird medicine cat stuff to you."The kit of Daisy, brother of Berrynose and Hazeltail, and a first-generation warrior. He's a fairly minor character.
- The Apprentice: To Spiderleg.
- Cat Up a Tree: In "Dark River", he gets caught in a tree while chasing a squirrel and is too scared to come down. So Cinderheart has to go up there to get him down...and ends up breaking her leg in the process.
- Epic Fail: He poisons himself (and Cherrypaw) when trying to get over a bellyache.
- Face–Heel Turn: In The Last Hope, the Dark Forest recruit him.
- Heel–Face Turn: He fights on the side of the Clans in the final battle in The Last Hope.
- Living Prop: He's a very minor character, and only exists to add another cat to the ThunderClan allegiances.
- The Mentor: To Bumblestripe and Plumpaw.
- One Steve Limit: Sort of averted. Mousewhisker is not a name shared by any other Clan cat, but he shares his prefix with Mousefur, which is unusual. Typically, there is never more than one cat with a given prefix in a Clan at one time.
"Get away! You're not wanted here! And as for you, Breezepelt- You get out of here, too. Or do you want a couple of shredded ears?"One of Sorreltail and Brackenfur's kits. She dies saving Briarlight from an adder.
- The Apprentice: To Sandstorm.
- Backup from Otherworld: In The Fourth Apprentice, she helps Jayfeather fight Brokenstar and Breezepelt.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In Sunrise, she throws herself in front of a snake to save Briarlight.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: In The Fourth Apprentice, she explains that she wants Berrynose to be happy with Poppyfrost, since she's dead and can't get together with him.
- Sibling Team: Fights alongside Poppyfrost during the final battle in The Last Hope.
- Walking Spoiler: She has her most important role in The Fourth Apprentice, which happens after she dies.
"Molekit!....Cherrykit's your sister. You must encourage her, not tease! True warriors help their Clanmates."One of the kits of Sorreltail and Brackenfur. During the Omen Of The Stars arc she becomes Berrynose's mate.
- Adventures in Comaland: In The Sight, Jayfeather saves her from sickness by guiding her out of her dreams.
- Angsty Surviving Twin: In The Fourth Apprentice, she wishes that she could have died instead of Honeyfern.
- The Apprentice: To Thornclaw.
- Break the Cutie: Before the third series starts, her only brother dies from sickness. Then as a young apprentice, she almost died of greencough. Shortly afterward one of her sisters is temporarily taken out of training because of an injured leg. Her only remaining sister dies soon after they become warriors, and her sister's former mate chooses her. Now, she is very happy about this, because she has been in love with this tom since before her sister's death, but she cannot enjoy it because she thinks that he doesn't truly love her. It takes a message from StarClan to get the poor she-cat to believe that her sister doesn't hate her!
- Chickification: She's initially portrayed in The Power Of Three as a fearless warrior. By the next series, she's an anxious wreck who stays in the nursery taking care of her kits and fretting over them.
- Ill Girl: She catches a strong case of greencough in The Sight, which she eventually recovers from.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: In a twist on this trope, she believes that Berrynose still loves Honeyfern and wishes that she could have died instead so that Berrynose could be with her.
- The Mentor: To Lilyheart, her younger sister.
- Neutral Female: During Breezepelt's and Jayfeather's battle, she can't do much to help and ends up retreating to the bushes. However, it's justified because she's pregnant at the time and her belly's too swollen for her to do anything.
- Pregnant Hostage: Courtesy of Breezepelt.
- Second Love: To Berrynose.
- Sibling Team: Fights alongside Honeyfern during the Final Battle in The Last Hope.
- Strong Family Resemblance: When she was a kit, she was stated to look like a "tiny copy" of her mother, Sorreltail.
- Victorious Childhood Friend: In The Fourth Apprentice, she gets together with Berrynose, who she had harboured a secret crush on in Power of Three.
Became a warrior before Omen of the Stars
"I've had enough of this! I won't just sit here like a useless lump of fur while lives are at stake!"One of Dustpelt and Ferncloud's third litter, Foxleap is the brother of Icecloud. So far he has been a minor character, though he did go on a journey to the Tribe in Sign of the Moon.
- The Apprentice: To Squirrelflight.
- Ascended Extra: He joins Jayfeather, Dovewing and Squirrelflight on their journey to The Tribe Of Rushing Water in Sign of the Moon.
- Fiery Redhead
- Hot-Blooded: A deconstruction, as he wants to fight even if it would be better to not fight, and his being hot blooded even gets Swoop killed.
- Idiot Hero: Deconstructed. His stupidity inadvertently causes the death of another cat and causes him to start feeling immense pain.
- It's All My Fault: Says this after Swoop gets carried away by an eagle.
- Killed Offscreen: In Bramblestar's Storm, it's mentioned that he died of his injures after the battle with the Dark Forest.
- Though, his death is shown in Dovewing's Silence.
- Leeroy Jenkins: In Sign of the Moon, he decides to save the rogues from an eagle attack, so the Clan and Tribe cats drive the eagle off, but it results in Swoop getting taken away by a hawk. He feels guilty about this, but as one Tribe cats puts it when scolding him, the damage had been done.
- The Mentor: To Cherryfall.
- My God, What Have I Done?: He feels really upset that he got Swoop killed. One of the prey-hunters then yells at him for it, making him feel worse.
- Ship Tease: With Rosepetal in Fading Echoes. Nothing ever comes of it thanks to the Erins realizing that the two are kin (her father is Foxleap's brother from another litter). He then gets teased with Dovewing in Sign of the Moon (in a similar manner as Tigerheart and Dovewing in The Fourth Apprentice), but this also leads to nothing because they're kin, as well.
"I want to be called Icestorm. Do you think we get to choose?"One of Dustpelt and Ferncloud's third litter, Icecloud is the sister of Foxleap, and so far has been a minor character.
- Action Girl: As with all female characters.
- The Apprentice: To Whitewing.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Subverted. She seems to be on her way to becoming a more important character because of her Ship Tease with Lionblaze in Eclipse, but that comes to nothing when he chooses Cinderheart instead.
- Genki Girl
- Killed Offscreen: She apparently died of greencough in the Time Skip between The Last Hope and Bramblestar's Storm.
- Romantic False Lead: Hinted to be Lionblaze's eventual mate in Eclipse. However, Lionblaze opts to get together with Cinderheart in Omen of the Stars.
"Sometimes Dovewing, you could pay attention to the feelings of other cats."The daughter of Spiderleg and Daisy.
- The Apprentice: To Squirrelflight.
- Hot-Blooded: Sometimes.
- The Mentor: To Molewhisker, Fernsong, Larksong and Stempaw.
- Shipper on Deck: In The Last Hope, she makes it clear that she supports Dovewing and Bumblestripe.
- Ship Tease: With Foxleap in Fading Echoes. Nothing ever comes of it thanks to the Erins realizing that the two are kin (her father is Foxleap's brother from another litter).
- Gets a bit with Bumblestripe in Bramblestar's Storm, after he and Dovewing break up.
- Silk Hiding Steel: Much like her mother.
- What Could Possibly Go Wrong?: Spouts this line in Sign of the Moon, right before being attacked by a dog.
- What the Hell, Hero?: She scolds Dovewing for snapping at Bumblestripe just for bumping into her. She also says that a little accident didn't mean she had to act angry at him all the time.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: At times.
"Let them come! We are ready!"The son of Spiderleg and Daisy.
- A Day in the Limelight: He gets a chapter focused on him in Sign of the Moon.
- The Apprentice: To Cloudtail.
- Big Damn Heroes: He shows up to save Lionblaze from a dog in Sign of the Moon.
- Epic Fail: His attempts to copy Lionblaze lead to him being defeated in combat by a tree.
- Hot-Blooded: Obsessed with fighting, and with imitating his rival Lionblaze.
- Killed Offscreen: In Bramblestar's Storm it's revealed that he died of the greencough epidemic that swept through ThunderClan after the great battle.
- The Knights Who Say "Squee!": Is obsessed with Lionblaze to the point of trying to copy his fighting style.
- Serial Romeo: He's Ship Teased with a different she-cat in every book.
- Ship Tease: With Blossomfall in Fading Echoes and Icecloud in The Forgotten Warrior.
Became a warrior in Omen of the Stars
"Walk? No I can't. But that doesn't mean I can't be useful."
One of Graystripe and Millie's first litter of kits, she is injured while trying to get a mouse left behind by Mousefur right before a tree fell into the camp, leaving her legs paralyzed.
- Action Girl: As an apprentice. Then Break the Cutie happened.
- The Apprentice: To Thornclaw.
- Ascended Extra: In Fading Echoes and beyond, due to becoming Jayfeather's assistant.
- Born Lucky: Excluding the one time her luck failed her, Briarlight has dodged death seven times in the series. note There are main characters who aren't that lucky. Her luck finally runs out in River of Fire, as she gets ill and dies.
- Break the Cutie: In the most literal way possible.
- Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: With Jayfeather. He's snappish and broods a lot on his powers and role for the Clan, while she's sweet and emotionally supportive.
- Career-Ending Injury: After a tree falls on her, she is unable to use her legs, so she can't be a warrior.
- Chocolate Baby: Her parents are both grey-furred, but she has dark brown fur.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Her reaction is nowhere near as extreme as is usual for this trope, but she dislikes being pitied.
- Expy: Of Cinderpelt, if her character had gone in a different direction.
- Friend to All Children: She plays with the kits often and keeps them entertained.
- Genki Girl: As an apprentice. Although downplayed, it still exists even after she breaks her legs.
- I Can't Feel My Legs: A tree falls in the camp and lands on her. She cannot feel her hind legs. It turns out that her spine is broken and her hind legs are paralyzed.
- Ill Girl: She has a tendency to get sick. Ultimately, it's illness that does her in.
- Meaningful Name: Her warrior name is a reflection of her fierce-burning spirit, a recognition of the unimaginably difficult and unique apprenticeship she had served.
- The Medic: Somewhat. She's not an official medicine cat, but she acts as Jayfeather's assistant in Omen of the Stars.
- Nice Girl: She's always kind to every cat, providing a contrast with Jayfeather, another disabled cat, who was always a jerk to people instead.
- Non-Action Guy: Her injury prevents her from fighting or hunting. Instead, she helps Jayfeather sort herbs, takes care of kits, and soothes the elders when they are troubled by nightmares.
- Platonic Life-Partners: With Jayfeather; despite their Ship Tease, they never move into romantic territory. Despite this, they remain extremely close and important to each other. He's absolutely devastated when she dies, at first refusing to admit defeat and then breaking down when he tries to give a speech about her.
- Plucky Girl: Refuses to let her disability get her down. Her determination even gets commended at her vigil.
- Ship Tease: With Jayfeather.
- Stepford Smiler: She's actually angry and upset by her injury, but hides it under a mask of cheerfulness.
- Took a Level in Badass: By The Last Hope, she has regained much of the mobility she lost when her legs were crushed.
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Jayfeather gives her this speech when he notices how guilty she feels over not being able to do anything for the Clan.
"I like to look up at our ancestors. Sometimes I wonder which ones are mine."
Graystripe and Millie's only tom. Bumblestripe is the kit of Graystripe's with the least traumatic backstory.
- Adorkable: He's dorky, loyal, and always remains calm while being a ThunderClan punching bag.
- The Apprentice: To Mousewhisker.
- Ascended Extra: In the second half of Omen of the Stars when he becomes Dovewing's love interest.
- Battle Couple: With Dovewing in The Last Hope. All that battle training together really pays off in the Final Battle.
- Betty and Veronica: For Dovewing. He's the dorky and cute Betty, while Tigerheart is the darker and more intense Veronica.
- Big Eater: Like his father.
- Butt-Monkey: It's even pointed out in The Last Hope.
- Expy: Of his dad, Graystripe.
- Generation Xerox: Personality wise, he's just like his father.
- Love Interest: For Dovewing.
- Meaningful Name: When he was born, Graystripe stated that he looked like a bumblebee earning him his name.
- The Mentor: To Seedpaw, Leafshade and Shellpaw.
- Mr. Exposition: Battles of the Clans has him explaining the Lightning Strike to Dovewing and Ivypool, while Lionblaze and Purdy pretend to be trees.
- Nice Guy: He's soft-spoken and generally sweet.
- Official Couple: As of The Last Hope, he's this with Dovewing.
- Until they broke up in Bramblestar's Storm.
- Outnumbered Sibling: He has two sisters, Briarlight and Blossomfall.
- Plucky Comic Relief: A lot of his role in Omen of the Stars consists of cats making jokes at his expense.
- Romantic False Lead: To Ivypool. Though some of the fandom certainly seems to hope not.
- And, it turns out, he's also this to Dovewing, as their relationship ended not long after it began, in Bramblestar's Storm.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Like his mother and father, he has grey fur. Notably, he is the only cat in his litter who actually looks like his parents.
- Theme Naming: Shares the "-stripe" suffix with his father Graystripe.
- Victorious Childhood Friend: As of The Last Hope, he and Dovewing are mates for good...until Bramblestar's Storm, that is.
"But I can't help what I feel, and that proves I'm not a good cat."Another of Graystripe and Millie's first litter, she is snappish with with other cats, and neglected by her mom after Briarlight's accident. In Sign of the Moon, she begins training in The Place Of No Stars. Later in The Last Hope, she turns against them and aides the Clans.
- Action Girl: As with all female characters.
- All of the Other Reindeer: Ignored by Millie after Briarlight's accident.
- Anti-Villain: It is made clear she knows the Dark Forest is evil, but she hates herself and believes she deserves it.
- The Apprentice: To Hazeltail.
- Ascended Extra: In Sign of the Moon and beyond, due to joining the Dark Forest.
- The Atoner: As of The Last Hope, where she tries to make up for joining the Dark Forest.
- Back-to-Back Badasses: With Applefur in The Last Hope, when protecting WindClan from the Dark Forest invasion.
- Break the Cutie: She's completely ignored by their mother after Briarlight's injury to the point where she joins the Dark Forest just so she can be noticed for once.
- The Bully: In Fading Echoes, she picks on Ivypool and generally acts like a jerk to her. She grows out of it by joining the Dark Forest.
- Chocolate Baby: She is a tortoiseshell-and-white cat with two grey-furred parents.
- Dark Is Not Evil: She knows that the Dark Forest are evil, and she isn't really a bad cat.
- Face–Heel Turn: In Sign of the Moon she joins the Dark Forest. And in what is a first for Warriors, turning evil makes her nicer and a better person, er, cat.
- Heel–Face Turn: In The Last Hope, she turns back to the side of the Clans.
- I Just Want to Be Loved: Sign of the Moon reveals that her jerkish behaviour was just a front for the uncertainty and worry she feels over Millie's neglectful treatment of her.
- Jerkass: To Ivypool in Fading Echoes. She gets better though.
- May–December Romance: Hooks up with Thornclaw in Shattered Sky (presumably bonding over their mutual guilt over their time in the Dark Forest). While cats hooking up with those who were kits when they were warriors isn't unusual, what's particularly notable is that Thornclaw was made a warrior in the first arc, making him almost as old as her father.
- Meaningful Name: She is named after her tortoiseshell fur that looks like falling petals.
- The Rival: To Ivypool in the first half of Omen of the Stars.
- Rival Turned Evil: She joins the Dark Forest. And it actually makes her nicer.
- Shipper on Deck: Not so much a shipper, but an anti-shipper. She makes it clear that she doesn't like Bumblestripe and Dovewing's relationship.
- Then Let Me Be Evil: Abused by Millie for not being like Briarlight? Too bad.
- Walking Spoiler: Sign of the Moon made her one due to the surprise twist of Brokenstar recruiting her, and the reveal of why she joined.
Became a warrior after Omen of the Stars
"I don't want to be an apprentice! You only want us so we can do all the nasty jobs."The son of Berrynose and Poppyfrost. Named after his deceased uncle, Molepaw. Apprenticed to Rosepetal in The Forgotten Warrior. Has become a warrior by the time of Bramblestar's Storm.
- The Apprentice: To Rosepetal.
- Ascended Extra: In The Apprentice's Quest due to being Alderheart's first mentor and then going on his former apprentices quest to find SkyClan with him.
- Courier: Plays this role in the final battle against the Dark Forest.
- Dead Guy Junior: Named after Poppyfrost's deceased brother Molepaw.
- Lazy Bum: At first he doesn't want to be an apprentice because he doesn't want to do apprentice duties.
- The Mentor: To Alderheart before he started to train to become a medicine cat and then to Honeyfur.
- The Quiet One: In The Apprentice's Quest he was stated to be a lot quieter than his sister.
"It's okay to be sad. If you ever want to talk about your brother, I'm always here."The daughter of Berrynose and Poppyfrost. Apprenticed to Foxleap in The Forgotten Warrior. Has become a warrior by the time of Bramblestar's Storm.
- The Apprentice: To Foxleap.
- Ascended Extra: In The Apprentice's Quest due to going on Alderheart's quest to find SkyClan with him.
- Catch-Phrase: "Cool!"
- Character Development: In Bramblestar's Storm, she's more sensible, but still spunky.
- Courier: Plays this role in the final battle against the Dark Forest.
- Genki Girl: She's a very energetic she-cat.
- The Mentor: To Sparkpelt.
- Ship Tease: With Stormcloud.
"I'm fighting for Seedpaw too!"Lilyheart is the daughter of Sorreltail and Brackenfur, from their second litter. She spends most of Bramblestar's Storm apprenticed to Poppyfrost, before getting her warrior name.
- Angsty Surviving Twin: For a bit. Then she decides to use her grief to take a level in badass.
- The Apprentice: To Poppyfrost, her older sister.
- Blood-Splattered Innocents: In Dovewing's Silence, her father finds her and sister sitting by their mother's body, covered in her blood.
- Genki Girl
- Good Parents: Twigbranch certainly saw her as this. Twigbranch saw Lilyheart as a great mother figure and in SkyClan before she was going to get her warrior name, Lilyheart was one of the cats she wished could be there.
- It's All My Fault: Her reaction when her sister Seedpaw dies.
- Meaningful Name: She was given her name in recognition of her courage, and because Seedpaw and Sorreltail will live forever in her heart.
- Offscreen Romance: She and Snowbush had kits together by the time of A Vision of Shadows, though they're never seen together in the books until Darkest Night when Snowbush is dying from leg infection.
- Parental Substitute: She took care of Twigbranch when she was brought to ThunderClan as a kit.
- Ship Tease: A little bit with Dewnose in Bramblestar's Storm.
"I've collected some thrush feathers for your nest. They're really soft. I'll go in now and make it all cozy for you."The son of Cloudtail and Brightheart from their second litter.
"You should have seen Lionblaze fighting! He was like three cats, all on his own."The daughter of Cloudtail and Brightheart from their second litter.
"That's our leader, Firestar. He was the best cat in all the whole forest, and he gave up his last life to save us!"The son of Cloudtail and Brightheart from their second litter.
- The Apprentice: To Whitewing, his older sister.
- Insane Troll Logic: Played for laughs in Bramblestar's Storm, when the apprentices bunk in with the warriors temporarily. He says that they must be warriors now since they were in the warriors' den now.
- Ship Tease: A little bit with Lilyheart in "Bramblestar's Storm".
"I'd like to join ThunderClan, and stay in the forest forever."A former kittypet who spends time in ThunderClan when the lake floods and destroys his twolegs' nest. He decides to join up when the lake recedes and gets his warrior name in the manga at the end of the book.
- The Apprentice: To Squirrelflight.
- I Choose to Stay: Although he doesn't initially want to live with the Clan, Stormcloud comes to find he belongs there.
- Meaningful Rename: He is renamed from Frankie to Stormpaw to symbolize the storm that killed his brother and left him homeless.
- Ship Tease: With Cherryfall.
- Starting a New Life: Used to live with his brother and twolegs. But after the storm killed his brother and drove his twolegs away, Stormcloud decided never to go back.
"We'll do good! We promise!"Lionblaze and Cinderheart's daughter.
"We've come this far. We might as well go all the way."The son of Lionblaze and Cinderheart.
- The Apprentice: To Rosepetal.
- Dead Guy Junior: Named after Ferncloud.
- Gender-Blender Name: He's a tom, but he's named after Ferncloud, a dead queen.
- Incest Is Relative: He gets a lot of Ship Tease moments with Ivypool in Thunder and Shadow, but Fernsong is Firestar's great grandson and Ivypool is the granddaughter of Firestar's nephew.
- Ship Tease: Has quite a few of these moments with Ivypool in Thunder and Shadow.
"Wow, that's amazing! Good job, Sparkpaw."One of the daughters of Lionblaze and Cinderheart.
Became a warrior during A Vision of Shadows
"We've come all this way... We've come so close to being killed by monsters or foxes; we've fought so hard to survive. It doesn't seem fair that Sandstorm died anyway."Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight's daughter. She's energetic and fiery, and unlike her brother, extremely talented at almost everything she puts her mind to.
- The Ace: She caught a piece of prey her very first time hunting and is a great hunter in general, not to mention being quite intelligent, clever, and a good fighter.
- The Apprentice: To Cherryfall.
- Brutal Honesty: She always speaks her mind, even if doing so could be construed as rude. She makes no secret of her displeasure at Twigbranch's Clan-hopping or Dovewing's departure. As apprentices, she was also openly wary of Needletail, and said so.
- Child Prodigy: Seems to be one for hunting, at least.
- Fiery Redhead: Inherited her mother's red fur, energy, and quick temper.
- Genki Girl: Just like her mother.
- Hot-Blooded: She's very passionate, but also very rash.
- Identical Grandson: She is said to look exactly like her grandfather, Firestar.
- The Mentor: She finishes Twigbranch's apprenticeship when she comes back to ThunderClan since Ivypool is expecting kits.
- Nice Girl: She's constantly chipper and friendly to everyone she meets, except Needlepaw (and only because Needlepaw is from another Clan).
- Odd Name Out: She is the only one of her siblings (Juniperkit, Dandelionkit, and Alderheart) not to be named after a type of plant.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: With her brother.
- Ship Tease: With Larksong in Darkest Night. Sparkpelt is shown to enjoy being around him and she admits that she does like Larksong to her brother.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: Basically the opposite of her twin brother, Alderheart.
"Maybe this was the storm StarClan has promised. Maybe it's over now."One of the kits of Lilyheart and Snowbush.
"I know how to prove I'm special! I'll fetch more watermint from the lake. Then the Clan will see how clever and useful I am, and they won't want to get rid of me."One of the kits found by Alderheart and Needletail in The Apprentice's Quest, believed to be part of a prophecy. She was separated from her sister and kept in ThunderClan.
- The Apprentice: To Ivypool. When she goes to SkyClan her mentor is Sandynose. After she comes back to ThunderClan, Bramblestar keeps her as an apprentice for a little longer. Since Ivypool is pregnant in the nursery at this time, Sparkpelt finishes Twigbranch's apprenticeship.
- Broken Bird: Not as bad as her sister, but Twigpaw definitely has her own share of issues. She feels as if she's worthless if she isn't special, is also afraid of being cast out, and desperately, desperately wants to be able to live in peace with both her sister and later father and her Clan.
- Combat Medic: Of a sort. All the time she spent hanging out with Alderpaw as a kit taught her the basics of medicine, so she's able to help Puddleshine out while she's held hostage in ShadowClan.
- Damsel in Distress: She gets captured by ShadowClan in Thunder and Shadow and held hostage out of desperation, as they need Bramblestar to barter with Onestar for a herb to cure their sick cats.
- Disappeared Dad & Missing Mom: It's implied in Hawkwing's Journey that Hawkwing and Pebbleshine are her parents. Subverted when she is reunited with Hawkwing. Pebbleshine, however, was presumably killed.
- Disney Death: This happens in Shattered Sky, to the point where her survival isn't revealed for seven chapters.
- Dramatic Irony:
- Is unable to pick up why Ivypool was acting hostile towards Tigerheart, especially around Dovewing during Thunder and Shadow. Subverted when Ivypool explains to Twigpaw just what the heck is going on.
- She spends all of A Vision of Shadows wishing to be with her family. When she can, she realizes she's a ThunderClan cat at heart, not a SkyClan one. She leaves to return to her adopted family, though she does tell Hawkwing and Violetshine she loves them.
- Ear Notch: She has one courtesy of Needletail.
- Genki Girl: All her energy caused Jayfeather no amount of trouble.
- Happily Adopted: Unlike her sister, Twigpaw was very welcome in ThunderClan. So much so that while Violetshine stays with SkyClan, she leaves to return to the Clan that raised her.
- Hot-Blooded: She is not prone to looking before she leaps. Running off to try and find watermint, and then to try and find her kin in SkyClan, are both decisions born of pure emotion.
- I Just Want to Be Special: Is utterly convinced that she is worthless to the Clan if she's not special.
- Leeroy Jenkins: As said, she can be rather rash at times.
- Look Both Ways: Is hit by a car while trying to look for SkyClan. She survives with minimal injury, however.
- Never Found the Body: When she runs away from ThunderClan to find SkyClan she gets hit by a car. The patrol that goes to look for her finds a tuft of her fur but no body.
- Nice Girl: Even while being held hostage, she's worried about ShadowClan when she sees how sick and desperate they are.
- The Pollyanna: She has internal angst, but Twigpaw always maintains a positive attitude.
- Rescue Romance: Saved Finleap's life by shoving him away from a falling branch, though not his tail.
- Ship Tease: She and Finleap very clearly like each other, playing together, joking around a lot, and supporting the other emotionally when one is feeling down. He even leaves SkyClan to be with her.
"With this life I give you hope. Even on the darkest night, it will be there, waiting for you."A ThunderClan apprentice in Bluestar's Prophecy, who is Thistleclaw's sister. She dies of food poisoning. When Bluestar receives her nine lives, Sweetpaw is there to give her the life of hope.
- The Apprentice: To Smallear.
- Dead Guy Junior: She's named after Sweetbriar, Pinestar's deceased mother.
- Ill Girl: Catches a stomachache from eating a bad mouse with Rosepaw and Bluefur. Unlike Rosepaw and Bluefur, however, she dies from it.
- In-Series Nickname: Is called by her name prefix, "Sweet", at one point.
"We have the right to be warriors just as much as Cloudtail does!"Longtail's apprentice for the bulk of the first arc. Essentially Longtail, but younger, he tries desperately to prove his worth. After Bluestar refuses to make him a warrior, he tries to defeat the dogs lurking on ThunderClan territory. He makes a valiant effort, but ultimately fails. Later, he gives Firestar one of his nine lives.
- The Apprentice: To Longtail.
- Back for the Finale: Appears again in The Last Hope.
- The Cameo: He shows up in The Last Hope as one of the eight cats leading a newly deceased Firestar into StarClan.
- Defiant to the End: Despite being outnumbered and outmatched, he fought like all of LionClan against the dogs until they finally killed him.
- Didn't Think This Through: When Bluestar refuses to make him and his fellow apprentices warriors, he comes up with the idea of trying to find the dog pack in order to prove their bravery and earn their warrior names. He doesn't consider that dogs are much bigger and stronger than the Clan cats, who avoid them for a reason. He gets killed and Brightpaw gets horribly mutilated when they try to fight the dogs.
- Expy: He's exactly like his mentor's early characterization, only younger.
- Hot-Blooded: Foolishly decides to go after the dog pack with Brightpaw all on their own.
- Jerkass: But still a loyal cat.
- Morality Pet: For his mentor Longtail, who cares a lot about him and is devastated by his death.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In Forest of Secrets he lets it slip to the ShadowClan apprentices that ThunderClan is sheltering Brokenstar, angering ShadowClan and WindClan so badly that they stage a raid on the the ThunderClan camp in revenge.
"You're not a medicine cat. No cat's going to go on a rescue mission in the middle of the night because you had a dream. They might listen to you in the morning, though. Settle down and go back to sleep."A ThunderClan apprentice who is one of Dustpelt and Ferncloud's first litter, along with Spiderleg. In the forest, he was Squirrelflight's best friend, but he becomes envious of her friendship with Brambleclaw. In Dawn, he is hit by a car and dies.
- The Apprentice: To Thornclaw.
- Arbitrary Skepticism: After Squirreflight tells him her dream about Leafpool and Spottedleaf, he refuses to believe her.
- Big Brother Instinct: In StarClan, he nudges his sisters Larchkit and Hollykit away from some water because he's worried they might fall in.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Jealous of Squirrelpaw's relationship with Brambleclaw.
- Look Both Ways: In Dawn, he gets hit and killed on the Thunderpath.
- Neck Snap: In Dawn, a car runs him over and breaks his neck.
- Romantic False Lead: It looks like he might become a love interest for Squirrelflight, or at least of member of a love triangle. Then he dies.
"But we want to do something useful!"A daughter of Brackenfur and Sorreltail, and the littermate of Lilyheart. She drowns in Bramblestar's Storm.
- The Apprentice: To Bumblestripe.
- Blood-Splattered Innocents: In Dovewing's Silence, her father finds her and her sister sitting by their mother's body, covered in her blood.
- Genki Girl
- Heroic Sacrifice: In Bramblestar's Storm, she frees Lilyheart from the ivy trapping her underwater, but then dies herself.
The daughter of Tigerstar and Goldenflower, and sister to Brambleclaw. Tawnypelt used to be a member of ThunderClan, but after being unable to take the comparisons between herself and her tyrannical father, she left to join ShadowClan. For more information, see Warrior Cats ShadowClan.