Characters: Warrior Cats Thunderclan Warriors And Apprentices
"Warriors are the lifeblood of the Clan."
—Secrets of the Clans
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
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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.
Bluestar's Prophecy exclusive
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.
The father of Bluestar and Snowfur and the mate of Moonflower. He doesn't seem to hang out with his kits enough.
The mother of Bluestar and Snowfur. She is a kind and caring queen.
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.
- 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.
- Name's the Same: Shares his name with a famous WindClan medicine cat.
- Nice Guy: Never fails to be kind to any cat or loyal to his Clan.
- 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.
"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?)
- 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.
- Badass: He got into a fight with a dog while he was still an apprentice. And won.
- Blood Knight: He loved fighting, 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
- 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 and a kit 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.
- 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.
- The Mentor:
- He mentored Tigerstar in Bluestar's Prophecy. In fact, many of Tigerstar's philosophy's 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.
- Pintsized Powerhouse: While still an apprentice, he took on a dog and actually won.
- 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.)
- 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.
- 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: As a member of the Dark Forest, he causes everything he touches to decay.
- 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
"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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Villainous Glutton: In Code of the Clans, he decides to eat some food rather than give it to his Clan.
A minor ThunderClan warrior, who is the brother of Mousefur.
- Back for the Finale: After his death in Rising Storm, he shows up again in The Darkest Hour. And then he appears again in The Last Hope.
- A Death in the Limelight: He randomly becomes more important in Rising Storm, only to be killed by Tigerstar.
- The Cameo: In The Last Hope, he shows up to escort Firestar to StarClan.
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.
- 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.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Gets killed when pushing her son out of the way of a badger's claws.
- 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 even her own brother. Consequently, Graystripe, Darkstripe, Sorreltail and her brothers Rainwhisker and Sootfur are all at least half siblings. Sheesh.
Became a warrior in the Original Series
"Bluestar was right. Fire did save the Clan."
"I meant it when I said I wanted to come on this journey. But I want to share your mission. I want to understand why you need to help this Clan, and play an equal part in finding them."
Firestar's eventual mate, although she initially hated his guts. One of the best hunters in the Clan.
"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."
"I'm surprised such heroes even feel the cold!"
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Is rarely nice to any cat, but is a loving mate to Ferncloud, and always loyal to ThunderClan.
- Morality Pet: He's totally dere towards Ferncloud!
- Not So Stoic: In The Last Hope he completely loses it in his grief over Ferncloud.
- The Rival: He and Firestar had a rivalry in the Original Series, but they came to respect each other.
- Tsundere: He spits acid out to everyone else but is a complete softie to Ferncloud. Commence the squeeing.
- Unlucky Childhood Friend: To Sandstorm.
"I'll be keeping my eyes out for you."
"I'd rather not do something that could endanger ThunderClan."
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 The New Prophecy
, he gets together with Sorreltail, and they end up having six kits.
"I've always believed in the warrior code, and I always will."
"You're still beautiful to me. You always will be."
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 Grandpa: From Sunrise onward, due to having grandkits and still being badass.
- 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.
- Brutal Honesty
- 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.
- 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.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He is rather prickly, but is incredibly nice to his mate Brightheart.
- Oblivious to Love: Completely fails to notice Daisy's romantic interest in him, when even the other Oblivious to Love cats can see it.
- Scare 'Em Straight: How does he learn to say no to dru-er, Twoleg food? By getting kidnapped, of course!
- Skeptic No Longer: He sees StarClan for the first time in The Last Hope.
"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.
Brother of Brightheart, Cinderpelt and Brackenfur, Thornclaw is the first cat Firestar ever named a warrior, which is something he's quite proud of.
- 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.
- Celibate Hero: One of few characters who lasts from the first book through the last and never has kits or even a mate.
- 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.
- 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.
- No Sympathy: Does not feel guilty about Russetfur's death.
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."
"It's like being cut open every day, bleeding onto the stones. I can't believe you failed to see the blood."
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.
Tread discussions of Ashfur with caution: he's the most divisive character
in the series. He's also the subject of the page image for Base Breaker
. Also, 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 basically a nice guy, but does some terrible terrible things.
- 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 just to hurt another cat in his own Clan because she never returned his romantic feelings. And 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.
- Big Bad: Of Long Shadows.
- Big Bad Ensemble: With Sol in Long Shadows.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Becomes this.
- 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.
- Despair Event Horizon: Being dumped by 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
The kit of Whitestorm and Willowpelt, Rainwhisker is the brother of Sootfur and Sorreltail. He's a fairly minor character in the series.
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.
- C-List Fodder: He's pretty much the least important ThunderClanner in The New Prophecy, so he dies in the badger attack to provide a "shock".
- Living Prop: He doesn't even speak in some of the installments of The New Prophecy.
Became a warrior in The New Prophecy
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.
"And I'm sick of you flapping your wings like an injured sparrow, feeling oh so sorry for yourself. You're not the only cat suffering. Your pain isn't the hardest to bear."
"All cats deserve to find happiness as a mate, and as a mother."
Another second series protagonist, and Firestar's daughter. Originally a hot-headed young cat, she has matured into a capable and strong warrior. She goes on the journey with the four chosen cats in the second series, despite not being chosen herself, and during that time develops into Brambleclaw's Love Interest
. As of The Last Hope
, she is named the deputy of ThunderClan.
- Action Girl: As with pretty much all female characters.
- Berserk Button: Messing with, insulting, or accusing her sister. Ashfur, Lionblaze, and even Brambleclaw learned the hard way of what happens if someone is being mean to Leafpool.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Brambleclaw, especially in Twilight.
- Continuity Nod: Her one white paw is probably this, as a reference to her grandfather Jake being the father of Scourge as well as Firestar.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Earn Your Happy Ending: She had to suffer a lot before becoming deputy and being forgiven by Brambleclaw, Lionblaze, Jayfeather, and Hollyleaf in The Last Hope.
- Fiery Red Pelt Much much moreso than either of her parents. As an apprentice and young warrior, she's constantly full of energy. She mellows out a little as she ages.
- Genki Girl: In the second series. As said, she mellows out.
- Greater Need Than Mine: Leafpool offers her some herbs in Twilight, but she replies that other cats need them more.
- Happily Mated: With Brambleclaw in the third series. They break up in the fourth, but Word of God is they became mates again after The Last Hope.
- I Am Not My Father: She faces problems similar to Brambleclaw, but with a different flavor. While he has to fight the belief that he's just like his evil father, she deals with the stress of cats expecting her to be just as wise and peaceful as her legendary father is.
- I Am Not Your Father: In Long Shadows, she runs out of options while facing Ashfur, forcing her to admit that Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Hollyleaf are not her kits.
- Insult of Endearment: Is very fond of calling Brambleclaw "mousebrain".
- In the Blood: In The Last Hope, she becomes the deputy, which her father was at one point.
- Number Two: Bramblestar names her deputy at the end of The Last Hope.
- Rebellious Princess: Technically, as Clan Leader's daughter.
- Red Herring: Sunrise Spoilers: The ending of Long Shadows implies that she killed Ashfur, due to her fur being covered in mud. It turns out she was just being clumsy, and by doing so she distracted the reader from the true killer: Hollyleaf.
- Red Oni: To Leafpool's Blue.
- Royal Brat: Brambleclaw considers her one, at first.
- The Runaway: In Midnight, she ran away from ThunderClan so that she could join Brambleclaw on his journey to the Sun-Drown Place.
- Secret Keeper:
- In Midnight, she keeps Brambleclaw's prophecy a secret from ThunderClan in exchange for going with him on the journey.
- Sunrise Spoilers: She knew that Leafpool had Crowfeather's kits, and she raised them as her own.
- Speak In Unison: In Twilight, she and Tawnypelt both volunteer to fight Jacques and Susan at the same time.
- Tagalong Kid: In The New Prophecy, she's and addition to Brambleclaw's crew that is both young and literally a tag-along.
- Tomboy: To Leafpool's Girly Girl.
- Tsundere: In The New Prophecy, anyway. She matures by The Power of Three.
- Twin Telepathy: She is able to sense what Leafpool is feeling.
- The Unchosen One: She was not chosen by StarClan to go on the journey to find Midnight. Despite this, she still fights alongside the journeying cats.
- What the Hell, Hero?:
- Snaps at Brambleclaw for accusing Leafpool of causing ThunderClan to be attacked. She does the same later in The Last Hope to Lionblaze for picking on Leafpool.
- She also gives one to Jayfeather in Fading Echoes for his continued blaming on her and her sister.
"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."
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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."
"You'll always be my kit."
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.
"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.
- Face-Heel Turn: In The Forgotten Warrior, he becomes a trainee of the Dark Forest.
- 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."
"Graystripe, I know it's dangerous. But for you, I'm willing to take the risk."
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.
- Battle Couple: With Graystripe in Graystripe's Adventure.
- 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.
- I Will Find You: Towards Graystripe after he leaves Twolegplace to find ThunderClan.
- Last Girl Wins
- Second Love: For Graystripe.
- Suddenly Always Knew That: Of course 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
- Hot-Blooded: She is easily manipulated into wanting to attack WindClan by Sol in The Forgotten Warrior.
- 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.
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.
- Commander Contrarian
- Doting Parent: Hilariously. Lionblaze wonders how someone so arrogant can be such a good dad.
- Fan Nickname: Berrystumpytail.
- 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.
The kit of Daisy, brother of Berrynose and Hazeltail, and a first-generation warrior. He's a fairly minor character.
- 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.
- Living Prop: He's a very minor character, and only exists to add another cat to the ThunderClan allegiances.
- Name's the Same: He has the same prefix as Mousefur.
One of Sorreltail and Brackenfur's kits. She dies saving Briarlight from an adder
- 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.
One of the kits of Sorreltail and Brackenfur. During the Omen Of The Stars
arc she becomes Berrynose's mate.
- Angsty Surviving Twin: In The Fourth Apprentice, she wishes that she could have died instead of Honeyfern.
- Adventures in Comaland: In The Sight, Jayfeather saves her from sickness by guiding her out of her dreams.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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 pretty much all female characters.
- 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
- 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.
"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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Ascended Extra: In Fading Echoes and beyond, due to becoming Jayfeather's assistant.
- Break the Cutie: In the most literal way possible.
- Career-Ending Injury: After a tree falls on her, she is unable to use her legs, so she can't be a warrior.
- Expy: Of Cinderpelt, if her character had gone in a different direction.
- Genki Girl: As an apprentice. Although downplayed, it still exists even after she breaks her legs.
- I Can't Feel My Legs
- The Medic: Somewhat. She's not an official medicine cat, but she acts as Jayfeather's assistant in Omen of the Stars.
- Stepford Smiler
- Took a Level in Badass: By The Last Hope, she has regained much of the mobility she lost when her legs were crushed.
"I like to look up at our ancestors. Sometimes I wonder which ones are mine."
"I'm glad you're my Clanmate."
Graystripe and Millie's only tom. Bumblestripe is the kit of Graystripe's with the least traumatic backstory.
"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 pretty much 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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, and possibly fiction itself, 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.
- 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.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- Expy: He's exactly like his mentor's early characterization, only younger.
- Hot-Blooded: Foolishly decides to go after the dog pack with Brightheart all on their own.
- Jerkass: But still a loyal cat.
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.
- 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: Gets hit and killed on the thunderpath.
- Neck Snap: 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.
"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.
- Courier: Plays this role in the final battle against the Dark Forest.
- Dead Guy Junior: Named after the 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 daughter of Berrynose and Poppyfrost.
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
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