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The Clans are made up of much more than warriors. One must always remember the elders that tell tales of the past, the queens that bring new cats into the Clans, and the kits that will one day become the future of the Clans.
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One of the elders from before Firestar's time. Despite his age, he still hunts for himself and the other elders.
- Cool Old Guy: He's generally pretty friendly to the kits in the camp and still hunts even though he's an elder.
- The Mentor: To Rabbitleap and Robinwing.
- Number Two: As revealed in Pinestar's Choice, he was Pinestar's first deputy.
- The Rival: He and Goosefeather are rivals. He thinks of Goosefeather as a Lazy Bum and nothing else, criticizing his every decision.
A ThunderClan warrior who was forced to retire to the elder's den after the WindClan battle. He was Bluestar's first mentor and she named her son, Stonefur, after him.
A ThunderClan elder in the first arc.
- The Apprentice: To Hollypelt.
- Cool Old Guy: Particularly in the first book, when he shares his fresh-kill with Graypaw and Firepaw.
- Grumpy Bear: Constantly complaining of stiffness, or foretelling doom for the Clan due to Firestar's late deputy ceremony. He even complains that Firestar nearly drowned him when pulling him across the river to save his life.
- Grumpy Old Man: According to Patchpelt, he'd complain if StarClan descended from Silverpelt themselves to bring his bedding.
- Killed Offscreen: Dies sometime before Firestar's Quest, but after The Darkest Hour.
- Meaningful Name: He was named after his very small ears.
- The Mentor: To White-eye (One-eye) and Sweetpaw.
- Outliving One's Offspring: Outlives his son, Lionheart.
- Small Role, Big Impact: In The Darkest Hour, he doesn't get a lot of spotlight, but he then tells Tawnypaw that she'll just grow up to be like her villainous father Tigerstar. To Tawnypaw (who spent her life so far being judged for Tigerstar's crimes), this is the straw that breaks the camel's back, and she runs away and join ShadowClan.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Instead of thanking Firestar for carrying him across the river, he complains that he almost drowned because of crossing the river.
One of ThunderClan's elders, Halftail is always ready to show kindness to newcomers. When he was younger, he was a warrior named Sparrowpelt, and he mentored Snowfur and Redtail. After losing half of his tail to a badger, he retired because he couldn't balance properly with only half a tail. He dies of smoke inhalation in Rising Storm.
- A Day in the Limelight: He becomes the P.O.V. character for The Elders' Concern.
- Happily Married: With One-eye.
- Killed Offscreen: He's already dead by the time Firestar finds him in Rising Storm.
- Meaningful Rename: Had his name changed from Sparrowpelt to Halftail when he retired.
- The Mentor: To Snowfur and Redtail.
- One Steve Limit: He was dead by the time SkyClan's Sparrowpelt came along, but he goes by Sparrowpelt through most of Bluestar's Prophecy.
- Outliving One's Offspring: Outlives his son, Runningwind, but not by that much. Both father and son died in the exact same book.
The oldest cat in ThunderClan in the original series. She's nearly blind and deaf, and only has one functional eye.
- The Apprentice: To Smallear.
- Bus Crash: Dies sometime between Firestar's Quest and Midnight.
- Chekhov's Gunman: In The Darkest Hour, she tells Firestar the specifics of the renaming ceremony that he uses to change Lostface's name to Brightheart.
- Handicapped Badass: As a young warrior in Bluestar's Prophecy, she compensates for her half-blindness with her incredible hearing. No cat can successfully sneak up on her.
- Happily Married: With Halftail.
- Killed Offscreen: Dies offscreen during a Time Skip, presumably of old age.
- Meaningful Rename: Bluestar changed her name to One-eye when she became an elder.
- Outliving One's Offspring: Outlives her son, Runningwind.
A ThunderClan elder from the first arc.
- The Apprentice: To Windflight, her father.
- Bury Your Disabled: She mentioned that she had a deaf kitten in her first litter. He disappeared at three moons old. They Never Found the Body but guessed a fox killed him.
- I Was Quite a Looker: She's listed in the character sheets as a "once-pretty tortoiseshell she-cat with a lovely dappled coat".
- The Mentor: To Goldenflower.
- Mixed Ancestry: She is one-fourth WindClan, thanks to her father Windflight having a WindClan parent.
- Outliving One's Offspring: She had a deaf son who vanished when he was three moons old. The Clan guessed that a fox must have gotten him.
- Scratchy-Voiced Senior: In Into the Wild she is mentioned to have a voice cracked with age.
A ThunderClan elder from the first arc. He's Graystripe's father.
- The Apprentice: To Fuzzypelt.
- BrotherSister Incest: He and his sister Willowpelt are the parents of Graystripe.
- Cool Old Guy: Patchpelt is kind to most cats, including Firestar and Cloudtail, despite their being former kittypets. He also does his best to help his Clan, even as an elder, and dies trying to save one of his Clanmates.
- The Mentor: To Whitestorm.
- Out-of-Character Moment: In the short story The Elders' Concern, which takes place after Fireheart becomes deputy, Patchpelt says that Bluestar has broken the warrior code by taking Fireheart into the Clan and making him deputy, even though he never shows any prejudices against Fireheart in the main series.
A ThunderClan she-cat first introduced in Into the Wild. She gets a little more screen time in Bluestar's Prophecy. She also happens to be Thistleclaw's sister.
- Ascended Extra: She was an elder in the first book, Into the Wild, with such a minor appearance that she didn't even appear in the character list in the book. Fans picked up on that and so in Bluestar's Prophecy the authors made her one of Bluestar's closest friends growing up.
- The Apprentice: To Tawnyspots.
- C-List Fodder: She was a very minor character in Into the Wild, only existing to die near the end of the book.
- Genki Girl: She's pretty energetic and excitable in Bluestar's Prophecy.
- Heroic Sacrifice: She dies protecting the nursery from a ShadowClan attack.
- Mauve Shirt: Has a somewhat expanded role in Bluestar's Prophecy, meaning a reader might actually be sad when she dies in Into the Wild.
- Meaningful Name: She's named after her pinkish-orange tail.
- Mixed Ancestry: She is one-fourth WindClan, thanks to her father Windflight having a WindClan parent.
- Red Shirt: At first. Her entire role in Into the Wild was to be a random elder killed by Blackfoot to show off his evilness. She didn't appear in the allegiances, had no interaction with Firestar, and only had her name revealed after she died. Bluestar's Prophecy went out of its way to rectify this. So minor was she in Into the Wild that there was once an entire thread over at the official forum where fans tried to figure out what happened to her after Bluestar's Prophecy because they had forgotten about her death. Seriously.
- Shipper on Deck: She ships Bluestar and Thrushpelt.
One of Tigerstar's biggest supporters, but only at first. After acting like a jerkass to Firestar for the first two books, he eventually realizes Tigerstar's true character, leading to him eventually becoming one of Firestar's biggest supporters.
- The Apprentice: To Darkstripe.
- Back for the Finale: In The Last Hope, he shows up again in StarClan.
- Break the Cutie: He gets his eyes scratched by a rabbit in Firestar's Quest causing him to go blind. This forces him to retire to the elder's den for the rest of his life, despite being just a little bit older than Firestar. When it finally seems like he might be happy, he is killed in Fading Echoes while helping his friend Mousefur.
- Broken Pedestal: He supported Tigerstar until he realized how evil he was.
- The Bully: Picked on Firestar in the first half of The Original Series. However, Forest of Secrets gave him Character Development by having him save Firestar and prove that while he may not be Firestar's best friend, he would always fight to defend his Clanmates.
- Career-Ending Injury: Went blind after a rabbit scratched his eyes, forcing him to retire.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: In Fading Echoes. Well, it was actually a tree, but he still died pretty suddenly.
- Ear Notch: He obtains one, courtesy of Firestar.
- Eye Scream: A rabbit scratches out his eyes in Firestar's Quest.
- Greater Need Than Mine: In The Fourth Apprentice, Jayfeather suspects that he may be giving his water rations to Mousefur because he thinks she needs them more.
- Hate at First Sight: Longtail hates Firestar the moment he joins the Clan, and the feeling is mutual. Eventually, without the influence of Darkstripe and Tigerstar, he becomes loyal to Firestar (particularly after Firestar begins to treat him with more respect).
- Jerkass: He was this in the first half of the first arc, especially towards Firestar.
- Meaningful Name: He was named after his tail, and knew from the beginning his warrior name would be Longtail.
- The Mentor: To Swiftpaw, Ferncloud and Sootfur.
- My God, What Have I Done?: In Code of the Clans, he is horrified when his actions lead to Poppydawn's death.
- Nice Guy: He becomes this after he becomes a good guy. He gets even nicer after he becomes an elder earlier than intended.
- Platonic Life-Partners: With Mousefur.
- Rival Turned Evil: Subverted. Firestar thinks that he's become a full on villain due to his admiration of Tigerstar and Darkstripe, but he's really a good guy and he turns away from them.
- The Rival: To Firestar in the first arc.
- Senseless Sacrifice: In Fading Echoes, he heroically dies to save (drumroll) a half-eaten vole!
- Terrible Trio: He, Tigerstar and Darkstripe were this in ThunderClan in the first series. Tigerstar was rarely seen without his loyal followers, at least until Tigerstar is exposed as a traitor. Longtail chooses his Clan over his friend, but Darkstripe later joins Tigerstar in exile.
- Together in Death: As of The Last Hope, Longtail and Mousefur are finally reunited in death.
A ThunderClan she-cat. At the beginning of Into the Wild, she is a young and strong warrior. While most of the ThunderClan cats from Into the Wild die by the end of the first arc, she manages to survive and is one of the Clan's oldest warriors. During The New Prophecy, she joins Longtail in the elder's den and becomes a cranky old she-cat.
- Action Girl: Even as an elder. Fighting the badgers in Twilight comes to mind.
- Asexuality: Word of God (specifically Vicky) claims that she's asexual and that her relationship with Longtail is one of good friends.
- Celibate Hero: By her own volition, she's asexual and never has a mate or kits, though she has a Platonic Life-Partners relationship with Longtail.
- Cool Old Lady: Tough and grumpy, but always loyal to her Clan, and still manages to aid her Clan in fights as an elder.
- Deadpan Snarker: Especially as she gets older.
- Dying as Yourself: In The Last Hope, she reunites with Longtail, finally finding peace and snapping out of her depression...just before a Dark Forest warrior gets her.
- It's All My Fault: In Fading Echoes, she believes she caused Longtail to die.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She may be grumpy, but she loves kits, is loyal to her Clan, and is pretty helpful to Jayfeather when he needs information (such as in Sunrise).
- The Mentor: To Thornclaw and Spiderleg.
- Never Mess with Granny: Ready to fight for ThunderClan, even after moving into the elders' den.
- OOC Is Serious Business: In Fading Echoes, after Longtail's death, she goes into withdrawal and even refuses to eat.
- Platonic Life-Partners: With Longtail.
- Racist Grandma: She dislikes outsiders joining ThunderClan and once even calls a Clan meeting to say that ThunderClan is becoming too mixed.
- Talking Is a Free Action: Subverted in The Last Hope. She dies because she stops in the middle of a battle to talk with Longtail.
An old cat who shows up from time to time in order to help the heroes. A member of ThunderClan as of Sunrise. He enjoys telling long-winded stories and claiming that he used to have great hunting and fighting skills.
- Cool Old Guy: He's generally friendly to the other cats, and even if he is annoying he does manage to get them to Sun Drown Place in Midnight.
- The Cuckoolander Was Right: In Sunrise, he tells the Sol Patrol that Sol didn't kill anyone. And he's right for once.
- He's Back: After not having appeared since Moonrise, he comes out of absolutely nowhere in Outcast to hang out with the characters. Then in Sunrise he shows up again, this time living with Sol.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: In Sunrise, he lives together with Sol until the Sol Patrol arrives.
- Horrible Judge of Character: Played with. In Sunrise he claims that Sol, the Big Bad of Power of Three, is a good cat. It's obvious to the readers that he's wrong, but Sol didn't commit the murder he was accused of.
- Long-Lived: He's already an elder at the beginning of the second arc, and is still alive as of the sixth arc.
- Old Windbag: He loves nothing better than to tell stories.
- A Pet into the Wild: He became a loner after his Twoleg died. He didn't entirely lose his fondness for Twolegs, but he didn't live with any after that.
- Plucky Comic Relief: He serves as this once he joins ThunderClan.
- Rambling Old Man Monologue: He does this frequently. Fans love it, characters get annoyed by it.Purdy: Do you ever miss hunting?Mousefur: As much as you would miss talking if your tongue fell out!
- Short Cuts Make Long Delays: He claims he knows a shortcut, but it isn't necessarily the quickest route.
- The Sixth Ranger: In Midnight, where he randomly shows up to show the group a "shortcut".
- The Storyteller: He is known for his love of telling stories. Whether cats actually sit and listen to him is up for debate.
- Death of a Child: He and his littermates drowned when their mother tried to take them across the lake to RiverClan.
- Shrinking Violet: He's a timid kit and was always pretty content to let his littermates try out things first.
- Strong Family Resemblance: He is noted to look like his mother Mapleshade.
Nightkit and Mistkit
Tigerstar's sisters. They die within a moon after their birth.
Bluestar's other daughter, who died when she was being taken to RiverClan.
- Back for the Finale: She returns in The Last Hope and plays a small role.
- The Cameo: She meets Jayfeather in The Last Hope.
- Curious as a Monkey: In StarClan, along with Blossomkit and Adderkit, her curiosity leads her to the tunnel where Rock lives.
- Death of a Child: She died from the cold when her mother was trying to take her and her littermates to RiverClan.
- Gender Bender: Has been called both male and female. Word of God confirms Mosskit as female.
- Happily Adopted: She essentially considers Snowfur her mother, as Snowfur has been watching over her since she joined StarClan. She still loves and misses Bluefur, though, and even gives her a seventh life when she becomes ThunderClan leader, along with the gift of trust.
A kit in A Dangerous Path. He is deaf, which leads him to be carried off by a hawk.
- Bury Your Disabled: He's one of the few disabled cats in the series, and he's captured and killed by a hawk. Justified, given the setting.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: In A Dangerous Path, he is snatched right out of camp and presumably eaten by a hawk.
- Death of a Child: He is snatched out of camp by a hawk.
- Dream-Crushing Handicap: An unusual example where it's his mother, rather than him, that refuses to accept the disability.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: According to Dappletail, white cats with blue eyes are often deaf.
- Practically Different Generations: When he's born, his sister Goldenflower is already an adult.
Juniperkit and Dandelionkit
The deceased son and daughter of Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight, and siblings to Alderheart and Sparkpelt.
- Death of a Child: Juniperkit was stillborn. His sister Dandelionkit was born sickly and died two moons after her birth.
- Floral Theme Naming: They are both named after types of plants, as is their brother Alderheart.
- The Ghost: They have not appeared in person and are only mentioned after their deaths, although the authors have said that they may appear in the seventh arc.
- They finally appear in Squirrelflight's Hope.
- Ill Girl: Dandelionkit was never strong, and only became weaker until she died at two moons old.
- Killed Offscreen: They died in the Time Skip between Bramblestar's Storm and The Apprentice's Quest.
- Posthumous Character: Both are dead by the time of The Apprentice's Quest.
The other son of Sparkpelt and Larksong, who died at birth.
Bluestar's littermate and mother of Whitestorm.
- Action Mom: Battles ShadowClan intruders alongside her sister just before her death.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: She falls in love with Thistleclaw, a bloodthirsty and violent War Hawk.
- The Apprentice: To Sparrowpelt.
- Back for the Finale: Appears again in The Last Hope.
- Birds of a Feather: A second look will show it's not surprising she falls for Thistleclaw; she's actually quite a fan of fighting herself.
- Blood Knight: Boasts about how many enemies she's going to shred as an apprentice, and when she's a queen admits she misses fighting after being stuck in camp for so long.
- Blood from the Mouth: When she's hit by a car.
- Cabin Fever: In Bluestar's Prophecy, Rosetail comments that Snowfur seems to have den fever after spending so much time in the nursery after the birth of her kit.
- Cool Aunt: To her niece Mosskit. She is the one who leads her to StarClan, and takes care of her there.
- Doomed by Canon: If you read Secrets of the Clans, which was released before Bluestar's Prophecy, you not only know that she dies, but how she dies.
- Family Eye Resemblance: Blue, like her sister Bluestar and her father Stormtail.
- Hidden Depths: She looks gentle and harmless, but she enjoys fighting almost as much as Thistleclaw.
- Look Both Ways: In Bluestar's Prophecy, she dies because a car hits her.
- Morality Chain: To Thistleclaw. When she dies, any shred of morality he has left dies with her.
- Parental Substitute: She takes care of her niece, Mosskit, in StarClan.
- Satellite Character: She's mostly defined by her roles as Bluestar's sister and Thistleclaw's mate.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Like her son Whitestorm, she has pure white fur.
The leader of the Nursery in the first arc. She is fiercely protective of all the kits of ThunderClan. Mother of Snowkit, Lionheart, and Goldenflower.
- Adult Fear: Her oldest son dies in battle. Then her last kit is born deaf, meaning he can never be a warrior, and ends up getting carried off and presumably eaten by a hawk.
- Apron Matron: She's the leader of the Nursery, and she isn't soft with those who try to hurt the kits.
- Heroic BSoD: Goes a little mad for a short while after Snowkit dies, but she gets over it and joins the Elders.
- Intergenerational Friendship: In the wake of Snowkit's death, she grows close to Lostface when she moves into the Elders' den.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's blunt, prickly and somewhat prejudiced against half-Clan cats. But she is loyal to ThunderClan and cares for all the kits of the nursery like her own.
- Mama Bear: She cares for all the kits of the Nursery like her own, and will fight to protect them.
- Non-Indicative Name: Despite being called Speckletail, her pelt is actually striped.
- Outliving One's Offspring: Outlives Lionheart and, most tragically, Snowkit.
- Parental Substitute: Becomes a surrogate mother to Lostface when she is sent to live in the Elders' den after her injury. This further helps her come to terms with Snowkit's death.
- Racist Grandma: She has some qualms about letting Graystripe's half-RiverClan kits stay in ThunderClan. Fortunately, her daughter Goldenflower is willing to nurse them.Speckletail: [Graystripe and Silverstream] both betrayed their Clans. There's bad blood in these kits.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: In Fire and Ice, she has a she-kit who becomes ill with whitecough. After one scene, this kit disappears and is never mentioned again for the rest of the series. Word of God stated that her name was Mistlekit, but did not confirm if she was Killed Offscreen.
One of ThunderClan's queens; mother of Ferncloud and Ashfur, and according to Word of God, Sandstorm. Fiercely devoted to protecting the kits who will one day become warriors, she battles tooth and claw against enemies, even when she's pregnant. After losing two of her kits to sickness, she adopts Cloudtail and cares for him like her own.
- Action Girl: As with almost all she-cats in this series.
- Action Mom: Fights as ferociously as any warrior.
- The Apprentice: To Stormtail.
- Back for the Finale: She reappears in The Last Hope after not doing much as a StarClan warrior.
- The Cameo: Appears in The Last Hope to lead a newly deceased Firestar into StarClan.
- Killed Offscreen: In A Dangerous Path, Tigerstar kills her to give the dog pack a taste for cat blood.
- Mama Bear: Invoked when she gives Firestar the gift of protection, so that he will defend his Clan as ferociously as a mother guards her kits.
- Parental Substitute: She took care of Cloudtail after he was brought to ThunderClan as a kit.
- Pregnant Badass: First appears in the first book as a pregnant queen battling ShadowClan.
- Outliving One's Offspring: One of her kits dies shortly after birth, and another dies of an unnamed illness around the same time that Cloudkit is brought to the Clan. She takes him in as her surrogate son.
One of the queens in the Original Series. Mother of Cinderpelt, Brackenfur, Thornclaw, and Brightheart.
- Action Girl: She leaves the Nursery and fights again as a warrior late in the Original Series.
- Adult Fear: Her kits are stolen by ShadowClan, then her older daughter is crippled in a car accident, crushing her dreams of becoming a warrior, and her younger daughter goes out alone and is savaged by dogs so badly that she loses an ear and eye.
- The Apprentice: To Bluestar.
- Back for the Finale: Returns in The Last Hope.
- Bus Crash: Stays behind instead of going on the Great Journey. Word of God is that she died shortly after the Clans left.
- Mama Bear: She attacks Ravenpaw when she thinks that he stole her kits.
The mate of Tigerstar, and mother of Brambleclaw, Tawnypelt, and Swiftpaw.
- Action Mom: During the ShadowClan attack on ThunderClan in the first book, she fights a ShadowClan tom.
- Adult Fear: The father of her kits is revealed to be a murderous traitor, which makes her afraid that they will be judged and blamed by the Clan for his crimes, even though they have done nothing wrong. Her fears come true when her daughter Tawnypaw runs away from ThunderClan—and never comes back.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Played with; she fell for Tigerstar before she knew of his crimes, and is just as disgusted with him as everyone else in ThunderClan when she learns of them, but dialogue later hints that she still loves him.
- The Apprentice: To Dappletail.
- Bus Crash: Dies in the Time Skip between Sunset and Power of Three.
- Genki Girl: Her reaction to Bluepaw accidentally ripping part of her ear off during training was an enthusiastic "teach me how to do that!", and she spent most of her apprenticeship running around energetically.
- Good Parents: She's a strong and devoted mother to Brambleclaw and Tawnypelt who always stood by their side and never wavered in her love for them. Goldenflower did the best she could to protect her kits from the Clans suspicion that they would turn out like their father and even stood up to Fireheart when he was being unfair to them.
- She is listed as the number 1 best mother on the official article "Honoring the Mother Cats".
- Mama Bear: She's very protective of Brambleclaw and Tawnypelt.
- Nice Girl: Readily takes care of Graystripe's kits since their mother is dead despite the effort wearing her out.
- Outliving One's Offspring: Her son Swiftpaw is killed by a pack of dogs.
- Parental Substitute: When Graystripe's newborn kits are brought to ThunderClan, she nurses them and cares for them like her own.
- So Proud of You: Tells Brambleclaw that she's very proud of him as she's giving him one of his nine lives.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Calls out Firestar for thinking that Brambleclaw would turn out like his father, and later for not being able to find Tawnypaw after she ran off to join ShadowClan.
Ashfur's sister, and the mother of Spiderleg, Shrewpaw, Birchfall, Hollykit, Larchkit, Foxleap, and Icecloud. She's a permanent queen, staying in the nursery with Daisy to help newer queens adjust.
- Action Mom: Stays in the nursery most of the time, but can pack a punch when she has to.
- The Apprentice: To Darkstripe before he was banished, and then to Longtail.
- Apron Matron: Jayfeather jokes in The Last Hope that she rules the nursery with an iron paw. She really doesn't.
- Character Death: In The Last Hope, she is killed by Brokenstar. Oh, and Dustpelt is completely crushed.
- C-List Fodder: In The Last Hope, her minor character status catches up with her and she dies in battle.
- Good Parents: She served as a permanent queen for most of her life, had three litters of her own and helped her fellow queens raise their kits. She even died protecting the kits of ThunderClan from the Dark Forest.
- She is listed as the number 4 best mother on the official article "Honoring the Mother Cats".
- Happily Married: With Dustpelt.
- Incest Is Relative: Her mother Brindleface is her mate's sister. In other words, Ferncloud and Dustpelt are niece and uncle. Particularly notable since later, pairings such as Thornclaw/Whitewing and Rosepetal/Foxleap would be nixed in order to avoid incest, but nobody seems to care about these two.
- Kill the Cutie: In The Last Hope. Oh no, a minor character who still keeps their idealism despite the harshness of the world? We can't have that. Here, have a Brokenstar!
- MayDecember Romance: With Dustpelt, though it's a less extreme example than many in this series. She's not even a year younger than him, but they start having feelings for each other when she's an apprentice and he's a warrior old enough to be her mentor.
- Outliving One's Offspring: Outlived Shrewpaw, Hollykit, and Larchkit, all of whom die in The New Prophecy.
- Shrinking Violet: As an apprentice. She gets better when she grows up, but still remains very quiet.
- Silk Hiding Steel: Like most kindhearted warrior she-cats, Ferncloud can pack a wallop when she wants to, especially when kits are threatened.
- You Shall Not Pass!: In The Last Hope, she dies protecting the nursery from Brokenstar.
A cat who lived in a barn by the lake territory, she and her kits join ThunderClan to avoid being separated by their owners. Although Firestar allows it, many in the Clans aren't happy about this, as Daisy shows no interest in becoming a warrior, to the point of refusing a warrior name when one is offered. She mainly stays in the nursery helping queens raise their kits. Mother of Berrynose, Mousewhisker, Hazeltail, Rosepetal, and Toadstep.
- A Day in the Limelight: She'll be receiving her own novella in 2021 titled Daisy's Kin.
- Action Girl: Unusually for the series, this trope is subverted. Cloudtail teaches her to fight, so it looks like she'll become one, but she decides to become a permanent queen. Then Lionblaze teaches her some moves in The Last Hope and she proves to be pretty effective at fighting the Dark Forest.
- Adult Fear: When the kits of her friend Floss were taken by Twolegs, she left the barn to join the Clans and secure a safer life for her own litter.
- Apron Matron: Takes over this role from Ferncloud when she dies.
- Character Development: Gets a surprising amount for a background character. She starts out terrified of the forest, clingy to Cloudtail, and spent most of her time doing nothing. By Power of Three she's adapted relatively well and pulls her weight around camp, and at the end of Omen of the Stars she takes enough levels in badass to successfully fight the Dark Forest. She's also respected by the Clan, and Bramblestar himself consults her for advice at least once.
- Confusion Fu: In The Last Hope, Lionblaze trains her and Brightheart in it.
- Going Native: Not completely, since she's not a warrior, but she's come a long way from being terrified of the forest. She even attends Gatherings on occasion.
- Good Parents:
- A permanent queen who moved to ThunderClan to protect her kits from getting taken away by the Twolegs.
- She is listed as the number 3 best mother on the official article "Honoring the Mother Cats".
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Most forest cats have them, but Daisy's scarred muzzle deserves special mention. It's not everyday a Non-Action Girl goes into battle against the forces of evil, after all.
- Hidden Depths: Is surprisingly mature about losing Smoky, Cloudtail, and Spiderleg, and is the first one to apologize to Brightheart for her behavior.
- Hysterical Woman: When she first arrives, she's completely paranoid about the dangers of the forest, even taking her kits back to the stable at one point. However, later books show that she's grown out of it.
- The Load: She wanted to join the Clan so the Twolegs wouldn't take away her kits but had no interest in giving back to the Clan by hunting and fighting. In the end, she ended up contributing by becoming a Team Mom and helping all of the Clan queens raise their kits.
- Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places: Her short story states that another reason she left the barn was because she was hoping to find someone who could love her. Unfortunately, her tries were with Cloudtail and Spiderleg.
- Mr. Exposition: In Sunset, she uses her knowledge of Twolegs to fill the Clan in on their recent actions.
- Outliving One's Offspring: The poor woman outlives four of her five kits.
- The Scrappy: To some of ThunderClan in The New Prophecy, due to being ignorant of Clan traditions and unintentionally messing up Cloudtail and Brightheart's relationship.
- Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: She's more liked in Power of Three, however.
- Silk Hiding Steel: In contrast to her earlier appearances, by Bramblestar's Storm Daisy has become well-respected for her maternal personality and iron will.
- Team Mom: Her main purpose in the Clan is to help raise kits.
- Took a Level in Badass:
- In The Last Hope, she's seen beating up a Dark Forest cat that got too near the nursery.
- As of The Apprentice's Quest, she can hunt for herself pretty good now.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Screams at Smoky in Bramblestar's Storm for replacing her friend, who she thought he genuinely loved, when she died.