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"Does it surprise you how many cats there are who don't live in Clans?...[Clan cats] often act as if there could be no other way to survive except by the warrior code, but how short their memories must be if they have already forgotten...the contented rogues and kittypets they have encountered."
Rock on Clanless cats, Cats of the Clans

While many characters in Warrior Cats belong to a Clan or Tribe, there are some who either do not, or have an unknown affiliation.

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"I am Lionheart. I was a ThunderClan warrior. In a fierce battle, I died defending my Clan. Now I belong to StarClan, a Clan of the spirits of our warrior ancestors. Yes, you are dreaming. We often walk in the dreams of those we watch. Don't be afraid. I know it looks like a land of mist and shadow, but I promise there is enough light to warm the darkest of hearts. From here, we watch over the Clans we have left behind."

StarClan are the deceased spirits of Clan cats who live on in spirit form after dying and watch over the living Clan cats. They send messages and prophecies to the Clan cats to warn them of future events.

This character entry is for StarClan as a whole. Individual characters who have died and become part of StarClan have entries on the page of the Clan they belonged to in life.

  • Afterlife Welcome: It is tradition for a deceased cat to be guided to StarClan by a loved one, often either a close relative or a deceased mate. The guide is not always someone they knew in life; for example, Mosskit was welcomed by her aunt Snowfur, who died before she was born.
  • Cats Are Magic: StarClan cats can enter living cats' dreams, influence real-world events by creating omens, and even enter the physical world from time to time.
  • Cats Have Nine Lives: The Clan leaders are gifted with nine lives by StarClan. The first eight times they die they enter a trance for a few minutes and are healed by StarClan, though there are rare instances of injuries that can take multiple lives, like Tigerstar when he got his stomach torn open. There are also a rare few cases of new leaders only getting eight or less lives when meeting StarClan: Sunstar of ThunderClan and Nightstar of ShadowClan because the previous leader was still alive, and Windstar of WindClan because she was dying when she arrived at the Moonstone.
  • Celestial Body: StarClan cats leave starry paw prints when they walk, their eyes shine like stars, and their pelts glow with a strange light that makes them look like they have stars in their fur.
  • Cessation of Existence: When a StarClan or Dark Forest cat is completely forgotten by living cats, they gradually fade away into nothing. However, if either receives an injury that, in life, would be fatal, they just disappear instantly. Whether said "nothing" is this isn't exactly clear, though: even cats who died ages before the beginning of the series—indeed, long enough ago that even a human would struggle to remember them—are shown to still interact with others and give advice to the living.
  • Cryptic Conversation: For no discernible reason, they're often cryptic when speaking to or giving prophecies to the Clans. This is lampshaded by Jayfeather in Shattered Sky when their advice for defeating Darktail is "the Clans must remember their names", and he complains about StarClan always being vague.
  • Deader than Dead: It is possible for a StarClan cat to be killed a second time. Where they go to after they disappear, no cat knows.
  • Dream Weaver: StarClan cats can go into the dreams of living cats to speak with them.
  • The Ferryman: This role is shared by all of StarClan. They pick one of their warriors to guide a dying cat to them, usually one who was important in the cat's life.
  • Fluffy Cloud Heaven: Their hunting grounds are a warm and sunny place where there is lots of prey to eat.
  • Healthy in Heaven: After joining StarClan, a cat will be healed of any injuries or sickness they had in life.
  • Heaven Above: StarClan is said to be located within the collection of stars above, locally known as Silverpelt, which humans would call the Milky Way.
  • Hypocrite: Despite their revered and self-proclaimed nobility, StarClan sometimes shows severe double-standards, especially about who they let into their ranks. For example:
    • In Squirrelflight's Hope, they criticize and very nearly reject Squirrelflight and Leafpool for lying about the latter's kits, conveniently forgetting that two StarClan cats (Yellowfang and later Feathertail) actually encouraged the two sisters to do it.
    • In A Light in the Mist, it is revealed they denied Juniperclaw a place among them because he broke the warrior code by trying to commit murder and in their eyes him saving lives and being sorry at his death wasn't enough to redeem him. The hypocrisy here is that they have let in cats like Quick Water and Mudclaw for doing very similar things, and also let in Ashfur, who did the same thing while doing absolutely nothing to redeem himself, and wasn't sorry at all at his death.
  • No Animosity in the Afterlife: The Clans all have an intense territorial rivalry with one another. However, all borders break down when they die and join StarClan, living together in peace.
  • Not-So-Omniscient Council of Bickering: They're supposed to watch over and guide the Clans, but especially in the fourth series they tend to be bickering too much to agree on things.
  • Remember the Dead: Spirits stay in StarClan or the Dark Forest until they become completely forgotten by all other cats (dead or alive). Once they're forgotten, they fade. What happens when they fade is uncertain. They either turn into stars and live peacefully by themselves from thereon, become part of a second StarClan, or they stop existing at all.
  • Speak in Unison: They are described as sounding like every cat Firestar has ever known, all speaking at once in one clear voice.
  • Species-Specific Afterlife: This is implied to be the case. The possible afterlives shown in the series, being StarClan, the Tribe of Endless Hunting, and the Dark Forest, only show cat spirits inhabiting them. While hunting is possible in StarClan and the Tribe, it's unknown where the prey comes from. It's known that the boundaries between these afterlives are possible to cross between, making it likely that other animals inhabit their own afterlives and might be able to connect to the cats.
  • Spirit Advisor: StarClan cats serve this role, guiding their former Clans and cats in it that they cared about.
  • Stars Are Souls: Every star in the night sky is said to be the spirit of a StarClan cat.
  • The Watcher: StarClan very pointedly state that they give advice, and watch over the living cats, but they do not interfere directly (they've bent that rule once or twice, but it's extremely rare). This makes it seem a bit silly when the Clans are constantly worried about incurring the "wrath of StarClan". Cinderpelt even has to remind the ThunderClan cats at one point that not every inconvenient natural phenomena is necessarily a sign from their ancestors: "There are times when a storm is just a storm."
    • Oddly enough, everyone - fans included - seems to hate Sol because he tells them this. True, he does go overboard by telling ShadowClan to ignore the warrior code, and he's got far more villainous actions later on when trying to cause a war between the Clans, but it is kind of weird that everyone hates him just for saying StarClan isn't all powerful, even though that's exactly what they've been telling us for pretty much the entire series.



"Just because I live outside the forest doesn't mean that I reject the warrior code. It is a noble path for cats to walk, and I would defend it as willingly as any warrior."
"We're as strong as a Clan, the two of us. And this territory is ours. All our own."
Click here  to see his appearance in Shattered Peace

Formerly a ThunderClan apprentice, and a good friend of Firestar and Graystripe. Fearing for his life as Tigerclaw began turning the Clan against him, Firestar takes him to live with Barley, a farmcat on the far edge of the Clans' territory. Much preferring his life there, he never does rejoin the Clans, though he remains their ally, even joining them in the battle against BloodClan.

  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: A variation of ginger/black/gray:
    • In the first series the best-friends trio consists of Fireheart the ginger cat, Ravenpaw the black cat, and Graystripe the gray cat.
  • Bus Crash: After not being seen for about four in-universe years, Ravenpaw is revealed to have died at some point when he appears to give Bramblestar one of his nine lives.
  • Childhood Friends: With Firestar and Graystripe.
  • A Day in the Limelight: His manga series, Ravenpaw's Path, and the e-book Ravenpaw's Farewell.
  • A Death in the Limelight: In Ravenpaw's Farewell.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: He died laying on Barley's paws.
  • Early Personality Signs: Bluestar's Prophecy reveals that even as a kit, he was so nervous and timid that it took his mother two weeks to coax him out of the nursery. Most Clan kits are eager to explore their camp as soon as they can walk.
  • Easily Forgiven: Good thing the Twoleg forgot about those chickens he thought you killed, right Ravenpaw?
  • Faking the Dead: His death is faked so that Tigerstar won't come after him.
    • Death Faked for You: And it's done by Firepaw coming to camp claiming that he was killed by a ShadowClan patrol.
  • He Knows Too Much: Subverted. Tigerclaw plots to kill him because of his knowledge of Redtail's death, but Firepaw and Graypaw find out before he can, so Ravenpaw runs away.
  • Heroic Rematch: He fights Willie in Shattered Peace, and is on the receiving end of a Curb-Stomp Battle. Come The Heart of a Warrior, they meet again, and this time Ravenpaw is the one to wreck Willie.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Tigerstar did his best to ruin Ravenpaw's reputation.
  • I Choose to Stay: Even after his name is cleared, he chooses to stay in the barn with Barley and is happier not being a Clan warrior.
  • I Will Find You: The first part of his statement about Barley as he is dying.
  • I Will Wait for You: Thinks about how he will wait for Barley, no matter how long, as he is dying.
  • Nervous Wreck: Poor guy couldn't relax with Tigerclaw around. But once he runs away, he calms down a lot. Helps that Barley is a laid-back, welcoming sort of cat.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: In Shattered Peace, he was nothing but nice and trusting to Willie and his group, from letting Minty give birth to her kittens in the barn to practically raising the kits. And how does Willie repay him? By eating the chickens, letting Ravenpaw and Barley take the blame, taking over their territory on the farm and kicking them out.
  • Shrinking Violet: Incredibly fearful before he leaves ThunderClan, partly from Tigerclaw, but Bluestar actually gave him Tigerclaw as his mentor in order to toughen him up, so he apparently was always like that. When he was first born, it took his mother nearly two weeks to coax him out of the nursery—most Clan kits are eager to explore their territory as soon as they're old enough to walk.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In The Darkest Hour, he walks right into TigerClan territory and frees Mistyfoot and Graystripe's kits by pretending to be a RiverClan cat. Pretty good for someone who used to be afraid of his own shadow.
  • Undying Loyalty: Barley acknowledges Ravenpaw as this in The Heart of a Warrior.

Barley in The Heart of a Warrior
"Blood isn't everything. Loyalty is everything. And Ravenpaw has been more loyal to me than you could be in a hundred lifetimes."

A loner who lives on a farm with Ravenpaw. Also an ex-BloodClan member. He's rather quiet and shy, but is always willing to help out the Clan cats.

  • Big Brother Instinct: When he was a member of BloodClan, he broke Scourge's rule that all adult cats had to fend for themselves in order to take care of his sister, Violet.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: He turns out to be a former BloodClan member in The Darkest Hour, and the information he gives to Firestar is critical to the defeat of Scourge.
  • A Day in the Limelight: He is a main character alongside Ravenpaw in Ravenpaw's Path.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • I Was Named "My Name": We see in his backstory that he always had the name Barley, even when he lived in the city; the name didn't initially come from the humans who own the farm he lives on. However, in the Ravenpaw's Path trilogy, one of the humans calls him "Barley", so we can assume that they just happened to name him his actual name.
  • Take Me Instead: Attempts it on Scourge when he orders his guards to kill Barley's sister, Violet. He begs Scourge to kill him instead. It doesn't work, and Scourge orders her killed anyway. Thankfully, Violet survives long enough for Barley to save her and escape from BloodClan.
  • The Quiet One: He doesn't talk much, but what he does have to say is usually important.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: In The Heart of a Warrior, he delivers one of these to his brothers after he overhears them ordering around Ravenpaw like a slave. He calls them out on their behavior. And when they try to pretend they didn't care to live on the farm anyway, Barley tells them that he pities them, since they have not a loyal bone in their bodies.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: He bitch-slaps Ice or Snake after they badmouth him in The Heart Of A Warrior and then give them his retort.
  • Uncertain Doom: Vicky doesn't believe he's still alive, although Ravenpaw mentions he still is while giving Bramblestar one of his nine lives.

Sasha in A Shadow in Riverclan
"I'd rather be a nothing than a murderer."

The mother of Hawkfrost and Mothwing, and once mate to Tigerstar. Formerly a kittypet, she decided to become a rogue when her Twoleg was taken to a nursing home.

  • Berserk Button: Do not claim that she is a poor mother, or threaten her kits. She will nearly kill you for it.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Is the protagonist of her own manga.
  • Death of a Child: She goes through this in Return to the Clans when her kits go missing, and she spends a scene searching for them - until she finds them in danger in a quickly-flooding basement. The worst thing that a parent can experience happens to her when Tadpole drowns.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Tadpole's death.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: Her son Tadpole drowns while trying to save his siblings from a flooding basement.
  • Parental Abandonment: Leaves her surviving kits in RiverClan because she thinks it'll be safer for them there. However, she doesn't stay herself.
  • Parental Betrayal: It's not focused on, but she told Hawkpaw and Mothpaw, all throughout their time in RiverClan, that they had to keep their father a secret. In Dawn, she ousts that secret herself to all the Clans.
  • Parental Substitute: To Patch.
  • Parents as People: Sasha clearly loves her kits, but wasn't a good mother. When Tadpole dies, she understandably wants to bring Hawk and Moth to a safe place, but chooses the Clans, a place where she couldn't stay for fear of being recognized. Her solution is to leave them there, rather than try somewhere else or explain the situation to Leopardstar. When the forest is being destroyed, she is again distraught with fear for her kits and wants to take them away, but chooses to oust them as Tigerstar's children—something she'd told them to hide their entire lives—to try and force the Clans to abandon them. Effectively, Sasha's style of mothering was centered around keeping her kits physically safe, at the cost of emotional safety and stability.
  • A Pet into the Wild: Her owner was sent to a nursing home and when she realized he wasn't coming back, she became a rogue cat.
  • Poor Communication Kills: If she had just told her kits that Ken was dead, Tadpole would have survived.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: In Warrior Cats: The New Prophecy. She doesn't appear very much, but she's important because she's the mother of Mothwing and Hawkfrost, and sets up some plot twists.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: According to Word of God (more specifically, the sixth Erin Hunter chat), she eventually found an elderly Twoleg owner who fed and took care of her.


One of Sasha's three kits with Tigerstar, and the brother of Hawkfrost and Mothwing.

  • Big Brother Instinct: He is protective of his littermates. He promises to protect Moth when she worries about foxes, and encourages Hawk when he tries to climb a log pile.
  • Death by Irony: He is named after an aquatic animal, and dies by drowning.
  • Death of a Child: He drowns when he and his family are exploring an abandoned Twoleg nest that floods.
  • Odd Name Out: Out of Sasha's three kits, Tadpole is the only one not named after a winged animal.
  • Theme Naming: Tadpole, his brother Hawk, and his sister Moth are all named after other species of animals.

"You have little ones? That's great! So who's the father? Do I know him?"

Pine is the first cat Sasha meets in the wild. He helps her get rid of her collar and tells her what he knows about Clan life. Over time, he gets friendlier with her.

  • Easily Forgiven: Inverted. He gets angry at first at Sasha for stealing his kill, but after she apologizes, he lets it slide despite barely knowing her.
  • Hates Being Alone: Subverted eventually. At first, he's proud to be a rogue. Then in Escape From The Forest, he's sad to see Sasha leave. Then when he meets her again, he's excited to see her again. Then it's revealed that he sometimes hangs out with cats from a local farm.
  • Scars are Forever: He has several scars from when Clan cats attacked him.


"Everybody here's just passing through."
Diesel in Graystripe's Adventure

A tom who lives at a truckstop on a major highway. Graystripe and Millie meet him while traveling to the lake, and he lets them stay while with him while Graystripe recovers from being hit by a car.

  • The Medic: He has minor knowledge of herbs.
  • The Nicknamer: He refers to Graystripe as "bro".
  • Sherlock Scan: He uses it on trucks so that he can tell whether they are heading towards or away from the sea.
  • Shipper on Deck: He ships Graystripe and Millie, but that doesn't stop him from interfering with it.
  • The Smart Guy: He comes up with a plan to get Graystripe and Millie to the Sun-Drown-Place.
  • Totally Radical: He calls Graystripe "bro", and generally uses slang like crazy.


A minor character in the Warriors Adventure Game campaign The Plaintive Howls. He is a loner who was captured by the Twolegs.

  • Mr. Exposition: His whole reason for existing is so that he can give the player characters an explanation of what the Twolegs are up to in The Plaintive Howls.



"I'm not sure what a rogue is. I told Violetpaw last night—I travel alone. I was born in the wild. My mother left me as soon as I was old enough to hunt. I've spent most of my life trying to stay away from Twolegs. They are obsessed with trying to tempt me into their nests with food, but I don't want to live in a Twoleg nest. Twolegs are noisy, and they smell weird."

A loner who first appears in Needletail's bonus chapter, saving her life and escorting her back to her Clan.

  • Babies Ever After: Violetshine is pregnant with his kits at the end of A Vision of Shadows.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Shades of this with Violetshine. He starts flirting with her pretty much right away, which she responds to be telling him to be more serious.
  • Berserk Button: Tree is normally cool about most things. But when Finleap accuses him of forgetting about Violetshine and moving onto Twigbranch, his calm demeanor snaps for the first time.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: That kind loner turns out to be much more important than he first seems.
  • The Charmer: He turns on the charm the moment he meets Violeshine.
  • The Chosen One: He's the six-toed cat from StarClan's prophecy.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: His methods are seen as strange by the other cats, such as his "think bush" hunting strategy which he pretends to be a bush to catch prey, which actually ends up working. He actively encourages his children to be their own cats instead of completely adhering to the Clan's rules, something that causes his son Rootpaw to resent him.
  • A Day in the Limelight: He gained his own novella in 2020 titled Tree's Roots that delved into his past.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He lost his best friend, Stream, when he was only four months old, and was sent away to wander all by himself in the wilderness by his own family, The Sisters, just because he was a tom, something completely out of his control. He met and bonded with his father, Root, only to lose him too when Root sacrificed himself to save Tree from a fox.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": In Squirrelflight's Hope he tells his mother that his name is Tree, not Earth.
  • Extra Digits: He has an extra toe on one of his paws.
  • Given Name Reveal: Squirrelflight's Hope reveals that Tree's birth name was Earth.
  • I See Dead People: He can see and talk to ghosts, and let other cats see them too.
  • Loners Are Freaks: He doesn't exactly go out of his way to make friends. That, on top of refusing to conform, makes the rest of the Clan see him as a weirdo.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: When about to leave the Sisters in Tree's Roots, he realizes that he never said goodbye to his sick sister Ice, but with the ceremony starting it was too late. He does later find her again and speak to her.
  • Nice Guy: He's a bit wary about the Clans, but he does go out of his way to guide Needletail home safely and returns to the lakes to help the Clans pretty much just because.
  • Official Couple: With Violetshine.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Though brief, it gets the job done. He calls Finleap out on his mistakes after the latter accused him of pulling a Settle for Sibling (which he was not).
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He looks just like his father Root, down to their six-toed paw.



"It sounds as if you enjoy life. I should go. They'll be worried if I don't go back, and I have many tiny mouths to feed. I can feel them moving inside me."

Firestar's kittypet sister. During the first series, he'd often visit her to reminisce about kittypet life, and share stories about the Clans. She is the mother of Cloudtail, and gives him to the Clan as a kit because Firestar likes his life there so much.

  • The Ditz: Her later character.
  • Flanderization: She starts out as level-headed and understanding, but by the sixth book has become a hysterical worrywart. Alternative Character Interpretation could have it that Princess was always a ditz with that one moment of genius concerning that trap for Cinderpelt and that she only seemed so level-headed because times were good when Firestar first visited, but got worse and worse.
  • Non-Action Girl: While she does think the warrior life could be a good one - she chooses that life for her firstborn, after all - she says it's not for her; she's content living comfortably with her Twolegs.
  • Put on a Bus: More like the bus left her behind. She stops appearing in the series after the Clans leave the forest and journey to the lake, which is far away from her Twoleg home.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Despite not being a Clan cat herself, her descendants are pivotal characters of the books, including her son Cloudtail, her granddaughter Whitewing, and her great-granddaughters Dovewing and Ivypool.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Though it's not specifically pointed out, her niece Leafpool strongly resembles her, with light brown tabby fur, a white chest, and white paws.

"You actually want to live with these violent ruffians?"

Firestar's childhood friend before he joins ThunderClan. Unlike Rusty, Smudge would rather not try and live like a wild cat. However, he does fear for his old friend's safety.

  • Big Eater: Consistently described as plump.
  • Childhood Friends: With Firestar.
  • Lazy Neutered Pet: When Firepaw encounters him for the first time since becoming a Clan cat, he realizes Smudge has been taken to "the Cutter" (the vet) because he has become soft and fat.
  • Non-Action Guy: One of few cats in this series (outside of medicine cats) who are notable for not fighting.
  • The Storyteller: Both Ravenpaw's Farewell and Graystripe's Vow mentions how he tells stories of the Clans to kittypets. Both Bella and Riley were inspired to leave kittypet life behind to become warriors because of these stories, while others started their own Clan roleplay.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Zigzagged. Smudge is normally scared of wild cats, but thanks to having dreams about SkyClan, he ventures out into the woods to find Firestar. Once he gets ambushed by a ThunderClan patrol, he glares at them instead of fleeing. Once that's done, he's back to his normal self.


"It would be fun! Maybe the brown animals are dogs- do you think so? Or giant rabbits!"

A kittypet who shows up in The Fourth Apprentice. Despite not having an interest in Clan life, she does want an adventure, and is interested in the affairs of the Clan cats.

  • Action Girl: She participates in the final battle of The Fourth Apprentice and isn't too shabby.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Random kittypet, you say? Nope, backup in the final battle.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: She may be scaring all the prey off, but she does quite nicely in the final battle.
  • The Ditz: She doesn't seem to realize that she's scaring off all of Lionblaze's prey.
  • Jumped at the Call: She is very eager to go on an adventure once Dovewing and Lionblaze come calling.
  • Sixth Ranger: Snowdrop, along with Jigsaw and Seville, join the Clan cats late in their quest to defeat the beavers.


"Don't you want to see where you used to live? My Twolegs dug up a bush that was so old its roots stretched nearly the whole way across the garden, and planted some new trees that are great for scratching."

A kittypet, who was adopted by Firestar's former housefolk after he ran off to join ThunderClan. She seems to be good friends with Smudge.

  • Non-Action Girl: Explicitly so, since she's horrified at the idea of catching birds.
    Hattie: Why would I want to [catch a bird]? There would be blood and feathers everywhere—ugh!
  • Replacement Goldfish: Replaced Firestar as his former housefolks' cat.


"Just because I'm a kittypet doesn't mean I don't have dreams of something else. I don't want to spend my whole life in the wild, but I'd like to explore beyond the fences, see how other cats live. I know every pawstep of the housefolk-place, and I'd like to go farther."
"I know I'm a kittypet. I'm happy with that. It doesn't mean I can't walk a different path for a while."

The father of Firestar, Scourge, Princess, Socks, and Ruby. A kittypet tom with a red pelt and a penchant for attracting she-cats. Also a good friend of Pinestar, the father of Tigerstar. Introduced as a minor character in Bluestar's Prophecy, he is much more important in Tallstar's Revenge.

  • Ambiguously Bi: He sired quite a few kittens, but Tallstar was deeply in love with him and Word of God is that the feeling was mutual.
  • All There in the Manual: Even though he's Firestar's father, it was only after that information had been Word of God for four years that it was revealed in the books.
  • Ascended Extra: He's a minor character in Bluestar's Prophecy. This is not the case in Tallstar's Revenge, where he is very important.
  • The Ditz: According to Bluestar. Subverted in Tallstar's Revenge. We were led to believe that he had little between his ears, but he's actually pretty smart.
  • Fiery Redhead: Just like his son. He's heroic and eager to go on a mission.
  • Non-Action Guy: Plenty of kittypets are also good fighters. As far as we know, Jake isn't one of them. Subverted in Tallstar's Revenge. Although we were led to believe to believe that he was like this, he turns out to be very competent with the skills Tallstar shows him.
  • Really Gets Around: He is the father of Firestar and Scourge. He had them with two different she-cats: Nutmeg and Quince. Per Word of Gay, which is also heavily implied in the books itself, he had a relationship with Tallstar as well.
  • Rescue Bromance: Tallstar saves his life, and he follows it up by saving Tallstar's life. This kicks off their budding friendship.
  • Serial Romeo: Had two mates that we know of, and has never been seen spending time with either of them.
  • True Companions: With Tallstar. In fact, Tallstar even becomes friends with Jake's son, Firestar.


The second mate of Jake, and the mother of Princess, Firestar, and their unnamed siblings.

  • All There in the Manual: Her name is only revealed in Firestar's exclusive trivia from the Warriors app.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: Shortly after Firestar was born, she had a dream where she saw him standing on the Great Rock talking to the Clans.
  • Missing Mom: To Firestar and Princess. The most that's given about what happened to her is that she's still living with her own housefolk.
  • Unnamed Parent: For a long time, she was simply known to the fandom as "Firestar's Mom", but the Warriors app eventually gave her a name.


"I'll show you fat and lazy!"
Duke in Graystripe's Adventure

A cat from the Twolegplace who serves as the villain of The Lost Warrior. Duke is a kittypet who is said to have never been beaten in battle. His fierce protection of what he perceives as his territory leads him into conflict with Graystripe, who is searching the Twolegplace for a way to get home.

  • The Bully: He bullies the Twolegplace cats either because they're in "his territory" or because he just doesn't like them.
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: Millie mentions that no one has ever defeated him in a fight, but Graystripe eventually takes him down. It's much less impressive than most uses of this trope, as the only cats he could have fought weren't very good fighters.
  • Dirty Coward: After his rematch against Graystripe, he runs away whimpering.
  • Ear Notch: He has scarred ears.
  • Expy: Let's see: a spike collar, (supposedly) rules over part of Twolegplace, and is said to have never lost a fight? Yep, we have ourselves a Scourge copy.
  • Hot-Blooded: He really loves fighting, but only against cats he thinks are weak.
  • Jerkass: He picks on Graystripe and the cats of the Twolegplace for absolutely no reason.
  • Spikes of Villainy: He has a spike collar like most BloodClan cats do. Unlike BloodClan, it was manufactured with the spikes in it.
  • Starter Villain: The only reason he exists is so that Graystripe and Millie can have someone to fight at the beginning of Graystripe's Adventure.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Calls Graystripe out for nearly killing him.

Violet in A Clan in Need
"No more cats should suffer!"

Barley's sister and a former member of BloodClan. Before the series began, they escaped BloodClan together, but she was nearly killed. Afterwards, she lived her life in peace as a kittypet, until Ravenpaw's Path, where she joined Barley and his group in the fight against Neo BloodClan.

  • Action Girl: Eventually.
  • Ascended Extra: Has a brief role in Secrets of the Clans, but gets a more major one in A Clan in Need.
  • From Stray to Pet: She was born in BloodClan, but when she was badly injured by two of her brothers, her other brother, Barley, took her to live with Fuzz, whose owner was a veterinarian.
  • Near-Death Experience: She is near-fatally wounded by her brothers Snake and Ice in Secrets of the Clans, and would have died if Barley hadn't brought her to a Twoleg home.
  • Hot-Blooded: In contrast to her brother.


A tom who once went into the woods and returned with exaggerated descriptions of the forest. He became less adventurous after being neutered.

  • Big Eater: He eats a lot and that's why he's fat.
  • The Ghost: Mentioned in a conversation in the beginning of Into the Wild, but never seen.
  • Lazy Bum: According to Firestar, "all he does nowadays is complain about birds disturbing his dozing".
  • Non-Action Guy: After being neutered.


A kittypet tom. When Barley meets him, it's the first time that Barley realizes that there can be a life outside of BloodClan, and he later brings Violet to Fuzz's house, as his Twolegs are veterinarians.

  • The Ditz: He's a good cat, but probably the stupidest character in the entire Warriors verse.
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: About as dumb as a box of rocks, but nonetheless very sweet.
  • Literal-Minded: He asks Barley's name, and Barley, taken by surprise, responds, "Er... Barley." Fuzz proceeds to call him "Erbarley" for the rest of the story.

Patch in Escape From the Forest
"I don't know. But it will be an exciting new adventure, whatever happens!"

A kit from the Tigerstar and Sasha manga that was thrown in the river. He is saved by the captain and adopted, becoming a ship's cat.

Quince in The Rise of Scourge
"Those savages are a scourge on the name of all good cats."

The mother of Scourge, Socks, and Ruby.

  • The Cameo: She appears briefly in Tallstar's Revenge.
  • Dude Magnet: According to Shanty in Pinestar's Choice, all toms seem to like Quince.
  • Good Parents: She is a kind and caring mother, and loves all three of her kits equally.
  • Parental Favoritism: Tiny believes that she likes Socks and Ruby more than him, although it is hinted that she likes Tiny best, as she repeatedly tells his siblings to stop picking on him.

Socks and Ruby
Socks and Ruby in The Rise of Scourge (as kittens) Click here  to see them as adults

The brother and sister of Scourge. They are much bigger and stronger than him, and they also tend to pick on him.

  • Big Brother Bully: They would constantly tease Tiny, who was the runt of the litter.
  • Break the Haughty: After their Twolegs move away and leave them to starve on the streets, they become desperate enough to seek out the brother they bullied to beg him for food. To no one's surprise, he refuses.
  • Deliberately Cute Child: When other Twolegs come to their nest to inquire about adopting them, their mother tells them to act cute and play with a ball of yarn so they'll be adopted. It works.
  • Entitled Bastard: After they're abandoned by their Twolegs, they seek out Scourge and beg him for food, expecting him to care for them because they're kin, even though they did nothing but torment him when they were kits.
  • Jerkass: They bully Scourge just because he's smaller than them.
  • Hate Sink: They are extremely petty and unsympathetic. They tell Scourge (then a kitten named Tiny) that "unwanted kittens get drowned or killed" which causes him to become afraid and run away, never to return home. As far as awful siblings in the series go, these two are in a class of their own, and indirectly started Scourge's rise to power and subsequent Jumping Off the Slippery Slope. When they get abandoned by their humans, Scourge has them exiled.
  • Irony: As kits, they routinely ridicule their brother Tiny for being weak and tell him that he'll be tossed into the river because no Twoleg wants to adopt him. As adults, their owners abandon them on the streets and they become emaciated and frail from lack of food and being unable to provide for themselves. Scourge even points this out:
    "Why should I help you? It's not my fault you two are too stupid and weak to feed yourselves!"
  • I Was Quite a Looker: They're very cute as kits, but when they become adults, living on the streets has taken a toll on them, making them appear haggard and worn.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: While it was only said to frighten Tiny and give him a reason to run away from home, Ruby is unfortunately correct about owners throwing unwanted pets into rivers, as it happens all too often in Real Life. While it's unknown if this actually would've happened, it kinda makes you wonder how she knows this in the first place.
  • Kick the Dog: Ruby taunts Scourge (then named Tiny) into running away by sneering that unwanted kittens like him get drowned in the river. The sneer on her face makes him even more worried.
  • Kids Are Cruel: They believed Scourge (once named Tiny) was too weak to fend for himself. Karma catches up with them when their Twoleg owners abandon them and Scourge refuses to take them into BloodClan.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Their Twolegs abandon them and leave them on the streets after spending their younger days boasting that they had better chances of being adopted than Tiny.
  • A Pet into the Wild: As adults, they are abandoned by their Twolegs and left to fend for themselves on the streets, and end up having to beg Scourge for food and a place to stay.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: In The Rise of Scourge, they are both mean to Tiny, causing him to run away and become Scourge.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Socks resembles his brother Tiny/Scourge, with black fur and white paws. Meanwhile, Ruby resembles their mother more.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Their constant bullying and teasing of Tiny due to his small stature, weakness, and timid nature most likely lead to him developing his Social Darwinism views after becoming Scourge and forming BloodClan.


"It is normal for kittypets not to raise their kits. We don't expect anything else. My housefolk are gentle and kind. They choose good homes for each kit. They wouldn't have known that I miss them."

A kittypet Leafpaw befriends when she was captured by twolegs during The New Prophecy.

  • But Now I Must Go: After spending some time with ThunderClan during the second series she decides to leave to go back to her twolegs before the Clans leave the forest.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Cody is usually a male name.
  • Nice Girl: She is one of the kindest cats that was captured, stopped Leafpaw from feeling sorry for herself and helped to take care of Birchkit when Ferncloud lost one of her kits.

Jacques and Susan

A pair of kittypets who live near the lake. They antagonize the Clan cats and brutally murder Talonpaw of ShadowClan.

  • All There in the Manual: Their names aren't given in the actual series, and only show up in the Field Guide Secrets of the Clans.
  • Bit Part Bad Guys: They play a very minor role as antagonists in the second half of The New Prophecy.
  • The Bully: Both of them are cruel and violent.
  • Dark Action Girl: Susan, like Jacques, is a fairly efficient fighter.
  • Dirty Coward: If anyone who they don't think is weak and helpless comes to their den, they run in and hide.
  • The Oathbreaker: In Twilight, when attacked by a patrol consisting of ThunderClan and ShadowClan cats, they promise to never hurt the Clans again. Despite this, they attack ShadowClan again during The Forgotten Warrior.
  • Would Hurt a Child: They ganged up on and savagely attacked a young ShadowClan apprentice named Talonpaw, who later died from his injuries after managing to drag himself back to camp.


"I was scared. And I knew that I didn't want to give up my life for the sake of my Clan. I'm a coward, and selfish, but I can't change the way I feel."

A kittypet who wanted to join SkyClan in Firestar's Quest. But after the rat attack, he realizes this wasn't the life for him, so he leaves. Currently, he's still living with his owners.

  • But Now I Must Go: Chooses to leave the newly formed SkyClan because he didn't enjoy fighting and would rather live with his twolegs.
  • Combat Pragmatist: During a training session where he is supposed to be fighting Firestar, he pretends to be focused on a passing butterfly... then attacks Firestar when the leader lets his guard down. Instead of being angry, Firestar complements his "sneaky" approach.
  • Cowardly Lion
  • Nice Guy
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He doesn't appear in the SkyClan manga series.

Rose and Lily

Two pampered Siamese kittypet sisters, who live near the SkyClan gorge. Firestar meets them while searching for cats to repopulate SkyClan, but they reject his offer due to not wanting to leave their warm blankets and creamed chicken at home.

  • Cat Stereotype: The "bratty, showy, and aristocratic" part of the Siamese stereotype is played straight with these two.
    "What, us?" Rose's eyes opened wide. "You're joking, of course."
    "Us live in a cave? With no warm blanket?" Lily added. "No creamed chicken?"
    "To chase mice and kill them?" Rose's tongue rasped delicately over one brown paw. "How vulgar!"
  • Floral Theme Naming: Both are named after flowers.
  • Non-Action Girls
  • Spoiled Brat: Seem to be this, from what little the reader sees of them.


A kittypet from the Twolegplace who aids Graystripe in his quest to return home. For more information, see Warrior Cats ThunderClan.


Bluestar's Prophecy spoilers: See Warrior Cats Thunder Clan Leaders And Deputies.


"Catching your own food doesn't make you better than me. Stop being so smug. No cat can help where they're born!"

A kittypet in Bramblestar's Storm who stayed with ThunderClan during the flood.

  • The Ace: She's instantly good at fighting and hunting.
  • Betty and Veronica: In Bramblestar's Storm she serves as the Veronica, an abrasive kittypet Bramblestar rescued from drowning, to Squirrelflight's Betty, since she's matured into a reliable, level-headed warrior.


A kittypet who is mentioned in A Vision of Shadows.

  • Best Served Cold: After Onestar refused to take her kit into WindClan, she declared that she would raise him to hate the Clans forever. She succeeded, if Darktail's actions are any indication.
  • The Ghost: She has yet to make a physical appearance. Everything we know about her is second-paw information from Onestar.
  • Meaningful Name: Her fur is a smoky grey.
  • Not Good with Rejection: Absolutely not. After discovering that she's pregnant with Onewhisker's kits, she begs him to bring her to Wind Clan so she can join and raise their kits to be warriors like him. Since Onewhisker made living in a Clan seem like a big adventure rather than a difficult life full of risks, he ultimately breaks up with Smoke and vehemently insists that it would be too dangerous for her to live as a Clan cat due to her inexperience. Smoke takes this poorly and storms off, giving birth to a litter of kits in which only one survives, that being Darktail. Once her son is old enough to accompany her, Smoke brings Darktail to Onewhisker in one last attempt to persuade him to let them join so they can be together as a family. When Onewhisker once again rejects the request, Smoke lashes out and declares that she will raise her son to hate the Clans and everything they stand for.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: All her kits with Onestar died in childbirth, except for Darktail.
  • Remember the New Guy?: According to Onestar, she was his mate when he was still Onewhisker and Tallstar was still alive; this puts the timeframe of their relationship somewhere within the first and second arcs. Despite this, no hint of her existence was given until A Vision of Shadows, the sixth arc. Justified, in that Onestar/Onewhisker would have needed to keep their relationship a secret—Clan cats are forbidden by the warrior code to have mates outside their own Clans.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Onestar, until he broke up with her for her safety. She didn’t take it well.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: She's the mother of Darktail, and the one who raised him to hate the Clans.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's difficult to talk about her without revealing that she is Darktail's mother and Onestar's former forbidden mate.
  • What Beautiful Eyes!: Her eyes are mentioned to be a brilliant blue, like pools of clear water.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Her current fate is unknown. She is not seen living with the Kin, so presumably she returned to her Twoleg home, if she is still alive.
  • Woman Scorned: Onestar refused to take their only surviving son to be raised as a WindClan warrior. She turned her back on him and decided to raise their son to hate the Clans.



"You think your warrior ancestors will save you, just because you all believe the same nonsense. But what if you're wrong?"
"In the end, you will all kill each other for reasons that aren't worth so much as a mousetail."
Click here  to see him in After the Flood (Spoilers!)

A charismatic and manipulative tom who seeks to destroy the warrior Clans. Sol relies on his wits and charm to influence those around him, rather than brute strength and intimidation.

  • Affably Evil: He's genuinely friendly to the Clan cats, and offers information to Lionblaze, Jayfeather, and Hollyleaf, but that doesn't stop him from trying to destroy them.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Hollyleaf.
  • Ascended Fanboy: He was obsessed with "Sky Warriors" because of the stories his mother told him. When Leafstar shows up, he's shocked to learn that the Sky Warriors still exist as SkyClan. However, this trope is deconstructed when Leafstar refuses to make him a warrior until he proves himself, causing him to go off the deep end in his attempts to please her.
  • Badass Normal: He mind rapes Jayfeather, manipulates Midnight, orchestrates a war between the Clans and knows more than any cat should. His special power that lets him do all this? Absolutely nothing. It's all him.
  • Big Bad: Of the Power of Three arc, until Sunrise.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: With Brokenstar in The Forgotten Warrior.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: In Power of Three when he takes over ShadowClan, but then is easily defeated by Lionblaze, Jayfeather, and Hollyleaf.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Yes, Sol of all cats pulls this when he helps Leafstar carry her kits to safety in The Rescue.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Calm, kind, behind everything?
  • Broken Pedestal: A villainous version. At first, he idolized the "Sky Warriors", but after SkyClan was too slow to make him a warrior, he decided that he hated all the Clans.
  • The Bus Came Back: The Forgotten Warrior uses this is the awesomest way possible.
  • The Chessmaster: He has the cats on strings throughout every book he appears in. Then Hollyleaf beats the ever-loving Dark Forest out of him at the end of The Forgotten Warrior, proving that elaborate schemes can talk to the fist.
  • Compelling Voice: When he speaks, others feel compelled to do as he says. This includes Hollyleaf and Midnight.
  • The Corrupter: His goal is to corrupt the Clan cats so that they will destroy each other and prove that the Warrior Code is worthless. He's really good at the corrupting part.
  • Creepy Monotone: He's always calm, even when being accused of killing Ashfur.
  • Cryptic Conversation: With many characters. It's what he does.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: On the receiving end of one from Hollyleaf in The Forgotten Warrior.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Constantly, as part of a facade.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: He's played up to be the Big Bad of Power of Three until Sunrise, where that title is usurped by Hollyleaf.
  • Dissonant Serenity: He shows so much calm all the time that Hollyleaf freaks out when she sees a bit of anger in his eyes for half a second.
  • The Dragon: The Forgotten Warrior hints that he may be the second-in-command to Hawkfrost.
  • Dramatically Missing the Point: In After The Flood, he thought Leafstar was denying him a place as a warrior out of prejudice of his kittypet background. He fails to understand that it has less to do with that and more to do with his overall incompetence at being a warrior and (as of recently) his kidnapping of Leafstar's kits.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Sol is a male cat described as being a tortoiseshell, which is (usually) exclusive to female cats. On rare occassions however, male cats are born with an XXY chromosome, which lets them have a tortoiseshell pattern.
  • Easily Forgiven: Thanks to his powers of manipulation, he manages to get a good amount of ThunderClan and WindClan cats on his side in The Forgotten Warrior.
  • Engineered Heroism: Impatient that SkyClan hadn't made him a warrior yet, he decides that they will have to if he does something heroic. He hides away Leafstar's kits, leaving them alone and unprotected for days, planning to heroically "find" them later. It is for this reason that Leafstar kicks him out of SkyClan - a true Clan cat would never put kits in danger.
  • Enigmatic Minion: He's essentially this, minus the minion bit. The Forgotten Warrior suggests that he may actually be a minion of the Dark Forest.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: In After The Flood, Leafstar pegs him as this when she learns he kidnapped her kittens in order to "find" them and be recognized as a warrior. She rightfully accuses that for all his ambition to become a Warrior, he has no comprehension of the Warrior Code.
  • Evil Plan: He wants to destroy the Clans because SkyClan cast him out. This cat is a master manipulator and tends to play the cats against each other.
  • Evil Mentor: He was going to be this to Lionblaze, Hollyleaf, and Jayfeather, but then he got the opportunity to control Blackstar, so he took it.
  • Faux Affably Evil: In the later Power of Three books, Sol acts like he wants to be your friend and mentor, but his main purpose is revenge on the Clans.
  • Foil: For Hollyleaf. Where she is diligent and obsessed with order, Sol is lazy and brings chaos wherever he goes. Whenever they encounter each other, it causes them to reveal the personality traits that they often try to keep hidden.
  • Foreshadowing: One of his stories in The Forgotten Warrior involves him using a move that sounds exactly like the Sky Drop from Battles of the Clans.
  • For the Evulz: Okay, so we know that Sol wants to use the Three's powers to gain control over all cats living around the lake and eliminate belief in StarClan, ultimately getting "revenge" on the Clans, but his manipulation of the Twolegplace cats doesn't have anything to with his plans, and was seemingly done for the hell of it. Plus, he doesn't seem that committed to his goal, doesn't approach it with much urgency, and seems to get way too much enjoyment from messing with the main characters' minds.
  • Freudian Excuse: His mother didn't care about her kits, not even bothering to name them, and complained often. His father was never around, and ended up leaving them for a new mate. His mother ended up abandoning them at Twoleg nests. He dreamed all his life of being a "sky warrior", but SkyClan (unfairly, from his point of view) refused to make him a warrior.
  • Friendly Enemy: To all of the cast, as part of his plans to manipulate them. This is most notable during his reunion with Lionblaze in The Forgotten Warrior.
  • Internal Reveal: In The Forgotten Warrior, he reveals to Hollyleaf and Dovewing that there's a fifth Clan, and he's met them. Fans already knew this from Expanded Universe material released before The Forgotten Warrior.
  • Ironic Echo: When he was a kit, his mother, after being left by her mate, cries, "Why do these things always happen to me?". Sol himself later says this when he has joined SkyClan and is told at the Gathering that he cannot become a warrior (yet, although he doesn't see it that way).
  • It's All About Me: In After The Flood, he got it into his head that if he kidnapped Leafstar's kittens and then staged it to look like he found them, he'd earn the respect he thinks he so "deserves". Somehow, it eluded him that not only did his plan potentially put the kittens in harm's way, but it caused the Clan (Leafstar especially) so much grief, worry and heartache. And lets not forget, his machinations also lead to Billystorm being wrongfully accused of kidnapping the kittens.
  • Kansas City Shuffle: In The Forgotten Warrior, he returns and says that he wants to visit ThunderClan. Firestar knows that he's up to something, so he decides to let Sol stay instead of driving him away so that he can keep an eye on him, and potentially counter Sol's latest scheme. This is exactly what Sol is counting on, as he wants to be within ThunderClan so that he can rile up the younger warriors and make them lead an attack on WindClan. Doing so will both deprive ThunderClan of valuable warriors and create hostilities with WindClan, allowing him to lead an army of WindClan cats for a full scale attack on ThunderClan.
  • Lazy Bum: If there's a way to get other cats to get food for him or fight for him, he'll use it.
  • Light Is Not Good: His name means "Sun", and Hollyleaf describes him as looking like a lion. That doesn't make him an ally. At all.
  • Like Parent, Like Child: In the Beyond The Code flashback, Cinders was established to be the furthest thing from a loving, tender mother. In the present, Sol threatens the kittens he'll let them starve if they don't like the mice he catches. Apparently, he inherited his mother's 'way with children'.
  • Manchild: When he confronts Leafstar on how he deserves to be a warrior in After The Flood, he starts thumping the ground, the equivalent of stomping on the ground in a tantrum.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Manipulates everyone, all the time.
  • Meaningful Name: Sol shares his name with the Roman god of the sun, as well as meaning sun in, most notably, Latin and Spanish. In the book where he first appears, he predicts a solar eclipse.
  • The Mentor: Somewhat to Lionblaze, Jayfeather, and Hollyleaf.
  • Mind Rape: He subjects Jayfeather to this when said cat tries to probe his mind.
  • Motive Rant: To Dovewing and Hollyleaf in The Forgotten Warrior.
  • Mr. Exposition: Introduced as one. In his first named appearance, it seems like his only role is to tell Jayfeather and Leafpool about the approaching solar eclipse. Of course, he's much more important than that.
  • Not Me This Time: In Sunrise, the cats believe that he killed Ashfur. This turns out to be the only thing he was accused of that he didn't do.
  • Not So Stoic: Before being the mysterious cat he was in the main series, he was prone to several freak-outs in SkyClan and the Stranger.
  • Parental Abandonment: Sol's father didn't like his mate, Cinders, or his kits; he rarely visited them, and brought them very little food. Eventually he ends up leaving them for a new mate who didn't complain as much as Cinders. Cinders, who never particularly liked her kits, ended up abandoning them at different Twoleg homes.
  • A Pet into the Wild: He left his Twoleg owner to join SkyClan in SkyClan and the Stranger. After Leafstar exiled him he never went back. It should be noted, though, that he was actually born a stray and left with his Twoleg as a kit.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: He tries to avoid provoking the Clan cats and only engages in villainous acts that he thinks will benefit him in the long run.
  • The Reveal:
    • When it turns out that he is Harry at the end of The Rescue.
    • Although the readers were already aware of it, at the end of The Forgotten Warrior he reveals to Hollyleaf and Dovewing that there is a fifth Clan.
  • Revenge: He tries to get revenge upon the Clans in Power of Three and Omen of the Stars because SkyClan wouldn't make him a warrior.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He gives two of them at the same time. The first one he gives to Billystorm for being a daylight warrior, but Billystorm counters that by retorting that he's moving into the gorge as a full-time warrior from now on. The second one he makes is an even bigger one to SkyClan, saying they are foolish for thinking StarClan and the warrior code could keep them safe forever.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: In official art, he's almost always depicted as a black-and-red tortoiseshell, and he's a sociopath who seeks to destroy the clans.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: In The Forgotten Warrior, he randomly brags about his awesome fighting skills to some kits. Said awesome fighting skills completely fail to appear during his fight with Hollyleaf.
  • The Sociopath: Word of God is that Sol is a sociopath. He cares naught for other cats, and sees them only as pawns to further his schemes.
  • Sore Loser: A really, really big one. It's part of the reason he hates Hollyleaf so much.
  • Start My Own: Makes his own pseudo-Clan after being kicked out of SkyClan.
  • Start of Darkness: SkyClan and the Stranger is a prequel manga detailing how he became evil.
  • Take Over the World: As he says in Power of Three, "Ruling all the Clans around the lake. That's what true power is."
  • Troll: To the Clans. In The Forgotten Warrior, he's clearly relishing their belief that he's an all-powerful god who controls the sun. The scary thing is he also trolls the audience. In The Forgotten Warrior, the prologue is written to make you think that Hollyleaf is coming back evil, but actually he's just returning for revenge. Meanwhile, his backstory in Beyond the Code is recounted by him to Leafstar, and contains just enough hints that it might not be true so as to make the readers feel like they haven't learned anything about him, despite having a whole story focused around him.
  • Tyrant Takes the Helm: Manages to take over ShadowClan at the end of Eclipse, although he gets kicked out in Long Shadows.
  • Unreliable Expositor: He has a lot of info for the characters, but much of it is lies.
  • The Unreveal: In The Forgotten Warrior, after it has been hinted at several times, Ivypool asks Hawkfrost if Sol is working with the Dark Forest. Hawkfrost's response? "Muhaha. I'm not telling."
  • Villainous Breakdown: He finally snaps at the end of The Forgotten Warrior.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Even when he has bad publicity he manages to make everyone love and trust him.
  • Walking Spoiler: Just his presence alone is a spoiler for the SkyClan and the Stranger manga trilogy.
  • Weak, but Skilled: With his lackluster fighting skills, the only thing he has going for him is his Compelling Voice. His usage of that ability puts his threat level on par with cats like Mapleshade and Tigerstar.
  • Wham Line: Long Shadows: "Are you sure you have found the Three?"
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: At the end of The Forgotten Warrior, he swears that he will have his revenge on the Clans. However, he doesn't show up in The Last Hope.
  • Xanatos Speed Chess: He plays it often, especially when he takes over ShadowClan.


"Sit down and be quiet. No one wants to hear you meowing non-stop about the forest."

A cranky old she-cat who the leader of a gang of rogues in the Twolegplace. Her group first appears in Yellowfang's Secret, when Yellowfang and Raggedstar head to the Twolegplace. She reappears in Tallstar's Revenge with the rest of her gang, this time giving some information to Jake and Tallstar.

  • Call-Back: Says that she once knew a cat that liked Clan cats, most likely referring to Boulder, who left Marmalade's gang to join ShadowClan. Red is still there though, which makes this reference mostly confusing.
  • Cool Old Lady: In Tallstar's Revenge, where she's actually helping a Clan cat for once.
  • The Informant: Jake goes to her when he wants to get information.
  • The Leader: She leads a gang of rogues that live in the Twolegplace.
  • Mrs. Exposition: Appears in Tallstar's Revenge to tell Tallstar where he can find the cats he's looking for.
  • Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: She doesn't bother being polite, because she's too old to care.


"I don't understand you wild cats and your so-called territories. We're far freer on this side of the fence, because we can go wherever we want."

A member of a gang of rogues that appear in Yellowfang's Secret. Although not the leader of the rogues, Marmalade is the villain of Yellowfang's Secret for a good while. He reappears in Tallstar's Revenge with a much smaller role.

  • Big Bad: Of the first half of Yellowfang's Secret. While not the leader of the rogues, he is the main enemy of ShadowClan for that time.
  • The Cameo: Appears briefly in Tallstar's Revenge.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Seems to be the Big Bad of Yellowfang's Secret, but anyone familiar with Yellowfang's history would know that the Big Bad ends up being Brokenstar.
  • Ear Notch: He has a torn ear.
  • Evil Redhead: He's not very kind to the forest cats, and wants to run them out of the Twolegplace.
  • Fiery Redhead: He's easily agitated, which leads to Yellowfang making an enemy of him.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: Seriously, one of the main villains of Yellowfang's Secret is called Marmalade?
  • Poor Communication Kills: Believes that Russetfur and Boulder were captured by ShadowClan when they actually joined ShadowClan. This leads to the death of Hal, who has his neck slit by Raggedstar.


"How can you prefer to live with these wild, cruel creatures? We came to rescue you!"

A member of Jay's gang from Yellowfang's Secret. She reappears in Tallstar's Revenge.

  • The Cameo: Has a brief appearance in Tallstar's Revenge.
  • Jerkass: She doesn't like new cats showing up in the Twolegplace, and she tends to attack them.

Red (Prequel Super Editions)

A member of Jay's gang from Yellowfang's Secret. She also appears in Tallstar's Revenge. She is actually Russetfur, Blackstar's first deputy. For more information on her, see here.


"You want nothing to do with Twolegplace cats. I want nothing to do with the Clans."

A rogue from the Twolegplace who appears in Yellowfang's Secret. He is a member of Jay's gang, as well as being the father of Raggedstar, Scorchwind, and Russetfur.

  • Archnemesis Dad: To Raggedstar.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Does this to his son, Raggedstar. He gets killed because of it.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: The other members of Marmalade's group appear for a brief cameo in Tallstar's Revenge, but he's nowhere to be seen. And he isn't dead, because Red is still there.
  • The Dragon: To Marmalade.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Raggedstar offs him in Chapter 15 of Yellowfang's Secret.
  • I Have No Son!: Denies that he is Raggedstar's father.
  • Jerkass: Especially where Raggedstar is concerned.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Unlike most examples, he was confirming Raggedstar's worries rather than making a dramatic reveal. It still hits really hard.
  • Papa Wolf: Convinces Marmalade to launch an attack on ShadowClan because he thinks his daughter Red/Russterfur has been kidnapped.
  • The Reveal:
    • Chapter 7 of Yellowfang's Secret heavily implies that he is the father of Raggedstar and Scorchwind.
    • Chapter 15 of Yellowfang's Secret has him reveal that he is indeed the father of Raggedstar and Scorchwind.
    • The end of Chapter 15 of Yellowfang's Secret reveals that he is Russetfur's father, making her Raggedstar's half sister.
  • Secret Relationship: He was in one with Featherstorm of ShadowClan, which resulted in Raggedstar and Scorchwind. Though, he constantly denies it.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He looks a lot like his son, Raggedstar.
  • Walking Spoiler: He's Raggedstar and Russetfur's father. This makes him pretty spoilery to discuss.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Dies in the second chapter he appears in.


In The Darkest Hour, it was explained that Boulder was a former member of BloodClan that ran away and joined ShadowClan. However, Yellowfang's Secret, due to either retcon or a massive continuity error, has him instead appear as a member of Jay's gang. He eventually joins ShadowClan. See here for more information on him.


"Fear is your best weapon. Fear leaves you hollow, paralyzed, unable to think."

A cat whose first appearance was in Firestar's Quest, when he helped Firestar when the hero got separated from Sandstorm. He appeared again in SkyClan's Destiny as a much more important character - and he even gets his own point of view during the flashback portions of the book.

  • Ascended Extra: He was a minor character in Firestar's Quest, but he's much more important in SkyClan's Destiny.
  • A Day in the Limelight: In SkyClan's Destiny, he gets several flashback chapters from his POV.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: He's even worse than his arch-enemy, Dodge.
  • I Have No Son!: Declares that Red is no daughter of his when he learns that she'd known that the Twolegs would attack but didn't tell him.
  • Offing the Offspring: Accidentally kills his daughter Red.
  • Overprotective Dad: He's obsessed with keeping Red "safe", even when it isn't what she wants. This leads to him killing her.
  • Sociopathic Hero: Gleefully orders the slaughter of a pregnant she-cat on Dodge's side.


"I think you should go talk to Velvet. She might know what Red's doing, and she might be able to change her mind before it's too late."

A rogue from Stick's gang and one of his oldest friends.

Red (SkyClan Saga)

"I don't need help. I'm not stupid; I know how to stay away from Dodge. And if I do run into him or his cats, I can fight as well as the rest of you. Won't you see that?"

Stick's daughter, who appears in SkyClan's Destiny, mostly in the flashback portions. Not to be confused with Red from Yellowfang's Secret, who is Russetfur.

  • Diving Save: She leaps in the way when her father Stick aims a killing blow at her mate Harley, and she's fatally wounded.
  • Fiery Redhead: Fiercely independent and rebellious.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Throws herself in front of Harley to protect him from Stick.
  • High-Pressure Blood: After her father accidentally slits her throat.
  • Taking the Bullet: Throughout SkyClan's Destiny, Stick believes that a cat named Harley "stole" Red when she really does love him. In the ending Stick is about to kill Harley when Red leaps in front of him and dies because of it.
  • Slashed Throat: Dies when her father tears out her throat.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Harley.


One of the cats in Stick's group.

  • Butt-Monkey: He really only exists to have bad things happen to him.
  • Chew Toy: In SkyClan's Destiny most of Stick's group gets away with just wallowing in Dodge's incredibly vague Offstage Villainy, but Percy is singled out for both having his eye ripped out and getting fixed. In fact, he doesn't have any role in the story other than having horrible things happen to him.
  • Eye Scream: Misha claws one of his eyes out.
  • Groin Attack: He gets neutered during the course of SkyClan's Destiny.
  • Non-Action Guy: Sparrowpelt accidentally says in front of him that neutered cats get fatter and lazier, but Cora comments that Percy was lazy to start with.


"If you can't stick to the rules, I'll force you to!"

The leader of a gang in SkyClan's Destiny. He's fairly new to the city where Stick's group lives, but isn't afraid to try and take over the territory. His son, Harley, becomes Star-Crossed Lovers with Stick's daughter, Red.


"Oh, they're not threats. They're promises."

Dodge's insane second in command. She is a major villain in SkyClan's Destiny.

Algernon ("Algie")

"A WindClan cat shouldn't be out here. You belong on the moor."

One of the "visitors", a group of cats staying with WindClan each Newleaf. He is the mate of Bess and the father of Reena. He appears in Tallstar's Revenge.


"They'll take a while to get used to us again. Once we've proved we can earn our keep, the icy ones'll thaw."

A member of the "visitors", the cats that stay with WindClan in Newleaf. She is the mate of Algernon and the mother of Reena. She appears in Tallstar's Revenge.


"We're only rogues until you get to know us. Until then, why don't you pretend I'm a little old egg just waiting to hatch and keep your claws sheathed? No sense in killing prey before it's worth eating."

One of the "visitors", a group of cats that stay with WindClan during Newleaf. She appears in Tallstar's Revenge. She is the daughter of Algernon and Bess.


"Sandgorse choose his own destiny. Why should he choose get to chose yours too?"

One of the "visitors", a group of cats that stay with WindClan in Newleaf. Originally the group consisted only of Bess, Algernon, and Wee Hen, but Sparrow joined up with them at some point. He appears in Tallstar's Revenge.

  • Chekhov's Gunman: Ends up being the most important of the rogues because Sandgorse dies to save him, prompting Talltail to go after him for revenge.
  • Death By Falling: Talltail planned to kill him this way, but it's subverted when he decides not to.
  • Oh, Crap!: He's pretty shocked when he realizes that Talltail is about to kill him.
  • Secret-Keeper:
    • He never told Talltail (until the end) that Sandgorse died to save him, because he thought that Talltail wouldn't believe him and was worried that it would make Talltail's pain worse.
    • He never tells the other visitors that Talltail tried to kill him.
  • Walking Spoiler: His role in Sandgorse's death and Talltail's revenge schemes makes most of the things about him in Tallstar's Revenge spoiler-filled.


"How could I abandon my companions? They were like kin to me."

A member of the "visitors", a group of cats that spend Newleaf in WindClan. Originally the group consisted of only Algernon, Bess, and Wee Hen, but he joined at some point. He appears in Tallstar's Revenge.

  • True Companions: Even though he believed in StarClan, he chose to stick with his friends instead of joining the Clans.

Wee Hen

An elderly member of the "visitors", a group of cats that spend their Newleaf in WindClan. She didn't make it through Leaf-bare because of her old age.

  • Cool Old Lady: From what the characters who knew her say, it seems she was a cool cat that loved sharing stories and such.
  • Killed Offscreen: She doesn't make it through leaf-bare and dies offscreen.


Original BloodClan


"Oh, yes. Blood is everything. But the only blood I'm interested in flows from my enemies. Look around you! These cats are bathed in blood. It soaks their fur and laps at their paws. We are BloodClan!"
“You see what happens to cats who defy BloodClan. Your friend here thought he could control us. He was wrong.”
Click here  to see his appearance in the Rise of Scourge manga

A bloodthirsty and violent cat from the city, and the leader of a gang of strays known as "BloodClan". An excellent fighter despite his small size, he delights in killing and bloodshed, and is described more or less in terms of pure evil. He serves as a partner to Tigerstar in the sixth book, and is finally killed by Firestar (his half-brother) during a war over who will own the forest: the four Clans, or BloodClan.

Because of his massive fanbase, he eventually was given his own spinoff manga. Titled The Rise of Scourge, it explained how he went from a meek kit named Tiny to the bloodthirsty killer we know today.

  • Accidental Hero: Scourge became the ruthless warlord he was in part by trying to live up to a reputation for toughness he got for beating up two dogs. One of these incidents was a complete fabrication and in the other the dog became scared of Scourge's massive shadow and ran while Scourge was yowling at him.
  • Asskicking Leads to Leadership: He's the most lethal combatant in the series, and that's why he's leader of BloodClan.
  • Axe-Crazy: Is very quietly insane.
  • Badass Boast:
    • The Rise of Scourge: "Oh, yes. Blood is everything. But the only blood I'm interested in flows from my enemies. Look around you! These cats are bathed in blood. It soaks their fur and laps at their paws. We are BloodClan!"
    • The Darkest Hour: "You see what happens to cats who defy BloodClan. Your friend here thought he could control us. He was wrong."
  • Bad Boss: BloodClan isn't really a Clan, it's a group of cats Scourge kills (or has killed by another) for any small misdeed. Any cats that can't fend for themselves are allowed to die, and he won't lift a paw to save them.
  • Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work: In The Darkest Hour he kills Tigerstar, so Firestar's never put in a position where he has to genuinely consider it.
  • Bad Liar: Tries to convince his littermates and mother that his adventure beyond the fence was real by telling absurd lies that none of them believe.
  • Based on a Great Big Lie: How he became the leader of Blood Clan, basically. He claims that the first tooth embedded into his collar is a trophy from his alleged fight with a vicious dog, in which he supposedly killed and took the tooth from. In reality, it was a tooth that fell out of an elderly dog's mouth and left on the ground, and Scourge (still going by the name Tiny then) was using it in hope it would pry his collar off after a group of cats mocked him for being a kittypet.
  • Becoming the Mask: He started off pretending to be an evil and powerful conqueror. By The Darkest Hour, he was everything he had claimed to be.
  • Berserk Button: Making fun of his size, as Brokenstar learned.
  • Best Served Cold: When he was a kit, Tigerpaw attacked him viciously and nearly killed him. Scourge would carry that memory for the rest of his life, and get his revenge on Tigerstar when the time was right.
  • Beyond the Impossible: In The Darkest Hour he takes out all of Tigerstar's nine lives at once. A leader is supposed to be temporarily dead once killed, only to revive later. To take out all nine at once is unprecedented.
  • Big Bad: Of The Darkest Hour. However, this is downplayed since Tigerstar is still the biggest conflict maker of the book thanks to both having the greater screentime and also being the one who brought Bloodclan in the forest to begin with.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: With Bone. Scourge is the leader, and is unusually small because he was born a runt, while Bone is his massive, brutish second-in-command.
  • Blatant Lies:
    • He claims to have defeated a dog in a fight and taken one of its teeth. Nobody actually believes him except Brick and Bone, who get him to fight another dog. When he scares it away with his massive shadow, the cats actually start believing him.
    • Also he tells his family that he "built a house of leaves and twigs and lived in it!" when all he really did was hang out in the woods just behind his twolegs' nest for a few minutes.
  • Breakout Villain: His popularity eventually resulted in him getting his own spinoff manga.
  • Break the Cutie: He was a curious, adorable little kitten who wandered into the forest and was attacked by Tigerpaw. This made him hate Clan cats. It didn't help that his siblings drove him away.
  • Cain and Abel: With Firestar, his half-brother.
  • The Cameo: He has two random cameos.
    • In Bluestar's Prophecy, Bluestar witnesses a younger Tigerstar assaulting a younger Scourge.
    • In Into The Woods, he appears in ShadowClan camp, and is having a conversation with Tigerstar.
  • Cessation of Existence: Word of God states that his soul disappeared after he died, due to his lack of belief in any religion. It's either that or The Nothing After Death.
  • Circle of Shame: At one point in The Rise of Scourge, a group of cats surround him and laugh at him.
  • Co-Dragons: He and Blackfoot take this role during The Darkest Hour.
  • Combat Pragmatist: His tiny size makes it difficult to fight conventionally. So he learned to use speed to his advantage instead, realizing his small size also made him a smaller target, and reinforced his claws with dogs' teeth.
  • Creepy High-Pitched Voice: This is how his voice is described in the books.
  • Creepy Souvenir: His collar is studded with dogs' and cats' teeth. Firestar wonders if he kills other cats and wears their teeth as trophies.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: His fight with Tigerstar, where he kills him in one blow.
  • Cute Kitten: Though he grew up to be an Axe-Crazy killer, he was very cute and adorable as a little kitten.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He was bullied his own siblings for being small, with one cruelly telling him that twolegs throw unwanted kittens in the river. This caused him to run away from home where he accidentally walked onto ThunderClan territory and was savagely attacked and nearly killed by Tigerpaw as a result.
  • The Dark Side: Uses The Power of Hate and the cold inside him to become a greater warrior/Serial Killer.
  • Darkhorse Victory: The entire first arc plays up the Firestar Vs. Tigerstar conflict, only for Scourge to show up and kill Tigerstar.
  • Dark Is Evil: He's almost entirely black, wears a collar studded with the teeth and claws of dogs and cats, and has icy blue eyes. Also completely evil.
  • A Day in the Limelight: He got his own manga which revealed how he turned evil.
  • Deathbringer the Adorable: He was still a fairly cute cat when he changed his name to Scourge. The whole "evil conqueror" thing came later.
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: After he took over BloodClan, he never lost a fight, leading to propaganda that he was unbeatable. Firestar sets him straight at the end of the first series.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: He's the cat equivalent of a crime lord.
  • Diabolus ex Nihilo: Pops up out of nowhere as the amoral leader of a fighting force for Tigerstar to use.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He has Violet nearly beaten to death just because she dared to look for her brother.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Almost always remains icily composed. The only time he snaps is when Firestar does something he doesn't expect.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: The way he operates is reminiscent of a mafia don or leader of a criminal gang. He leads a group of cats that controls the territory in a big city, surrounds himself with intimidating bodyguards, resolves disputes in his territory, provides protection to his cats in exchange for their unquestioning obedience, and swiftly kills anyone that disobeys or disrespects him.
  • Dragon Ascendant: Becomes the Big Bad after killing Tigerstar.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: From the very beginning of their alliance, he planned to betray Tigerstar and take the forest for BloodClan.
  • The Dreaded: There's a section of The Darkest Hour that essentially boils down to Firestar being told that he should be afraid of Scourge.
  • Driven to Villainy: The events of his life eventually pushed him to becoming how crazy and evil he was.
  • Everything's Cuter with Kittens: As a kit, he was quite adorable.
  • Evil Counterpart: Like Firestar, he was a kittypet who felt unsatisfied by his life and ventured into the forest. Unlike Firestar, the apprentice he stumbled upon was a young Tigerstar, who proceeded to give him a beating he would never forget. He then travelled to Twolegplace, where he became a cruel leader with no trace of the compassion or idealism he once had. He's also Firestar's half-brother, and Barley mentions in The Darkest Hour that without StarClan to guide him, Firestar could have become just like Scourge.
  • Evil Feels Good: He notes this in his manga.
  • Evil Is Cold: His blue eyes are described as "chips of ice, untouched by even the slightest warmth of StarClan." Much more literally, he famously describes his growing evil and madness as "ice in his veins".
  • Fashion Hurts: His collar allegedly smelled awful and made swallowing difficult, but Scourge kept it on and put up with the discomfort as it added to his fearsome image.
  • Fatal Flaw: His lack of belief in StarClan. He doesn't have nine lives, so when he's killed, he's dead for good.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Acts calm and polite towards Firestar, but he's crazy, evil, and wants to rule the whole forest.
  • Final Boss: He's not really the Big Bad, but he takes Tigerstar's place as the main physical threat in the sixth book.
  • Flat-Earth Atheist: It is hinted that even seeing a cat come back from the dead before his very eyes wasn't enough to convince Scourge to believe in anything. Then again...
  • Freudian Excuse: According to the manga spinoff he was bullied by his siblings, and, fearing that he was unwanted by humans and therefore going to be drowned in the river, ran away to the forest, where he was nearly killed by Tigerpaw. He went to the city, where he was still picked on until he made a name for himself through violence.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: From a harmless kitten to a tyrannical conqueror.
  • Generation Xerox: Like his father, he loved to explore the forest. Unfortunately that led to his encounter with a young Tigerstar, and his start down the road to villainy.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: Initially, though subsequent materials fleshed out his character and backstory.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Tigerstar wanted to give him a beating he would never forget. He succeeded.
  • Hero Killer: Takes Firestar's first life, and all nine of Tigerstar's.
  • Iconic Item: His tooth-studded collar.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: A cold and calculating cat. When he first kills a cat, he says that he felt ice in his veins, and it never went away, just grew stronger.
  • It Gets Easier: Though he started innocent he found it easier to kill as time went on.
  • Killed Off for Real: Even after cats die in Warriors, they can still show up in StarClan, the Dark Forest, and the Tribe of Endless Hunting. However, since Scourge never believed in anything, he's never coming back.
  • Lack of Empathy: You think?
  • Large and in Charge: Inverted. Scourge is the smallest cat in the group, barely larger than an apprentice.
  • Last Episode, New Character: He shows up in the last book of the first arc and quickly establishes himself as a major character.
  • The Leader: He rules over BloodClan.
  • Long-Lost Relative: He is the half-brother of Firestar through their father Jake. Scourge serves as his sibling's evil foil. They were both born housecats and they both abandoned their owners, but their paths were different. Scourge and Firestar are unaware of their relationship. Scourge ends up taking one of Firestar's lives, which Firestar returns by killing Scourge for trying to kill his (and unknowingly Scourge's) nephew Cloudtail.
  • Make Way for the New Villains: He kills Tigerstar in The Darkest Hour before becoming the Big Bad of the book.
  • Meaningful Name: He took his name from a comment his mother once made about the Clan cats — "Those savages are a scourge on the name of all good cats."
  • Meaningful Rename: He changed his name to Scourge so that he wouldn't seem weak to the cats of Twolegplace.
  • Memetic Badass: In the series proper. BloodClan makes a big deal out of everything he's done, whenever anyone mentions his name it's because they're referring to how badass he was, and he's pretty much a legend among the Clan cats, despite it being many years since his defeat. invoked
  • Minor Major Character: Despite technically qualifying for the spot of Big Bad, he also comes across as this since he only appears three times in The Darkest Hour and dies in the same book he was introduced, no less.
  • Miles Gloriosus: He used to be one, claiming to have killed foxes and ripped teeth out of the mouth of dogs. Then he Took a Level in Badass and was actually able to do the stuff he claimed to be able to do.
  • Mistaken for Badass: A dark example, Scourge became what he is in the present by trying to live up to a reputation he got by lying to stray cats about having beaten a dog and taken his tooth, they get him to fight another dog which he accidentally scares in a true Mistaken-for-Badass fashion with a too large shadow. It goes downhill from there.
  • Mister Big: This tiny but fully-grown cat who's so small he looks like an apprentice? He's the leader of the vicious, savage BloodClan.
  • Moral Event Horizon: According to him, ripping out a cat's throat. invoked
  • Mundane Made Awesome: In The Rise of Scourge, the act of introducing himself to some other cats gets a dramatic shot of him devoted to it, and has flashbacks as build-up.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Likely takes his from a conversation he had with his mother when he was a kit. She mentions the Clans to him and says they are "a scourge on the name of all good cats."
  • The Napoleon: He does not like it when you make fun of his size.
  • Near-Villain Victory: He kills Firestar, and is about to defeat LionClan when Firestar, who is Only Mostly Dead, is revived by StarClan, to kill Scourge. This is because Firestar was given nine lives. However, there was still an off-chance that he would have died, given that Scourge killed the previous Big Bad, who also had nine lives, with one stroke.
  • The Nicknamer: Refers to Firestar exclusively as "Forest Fool".
  • Not So Stoic: He occasionally loses his icy calm. The results are not pretty.
  • Oh, Crap!: Has this reaction when Firestar, whom he'd just killed, comes back to life.
  • Older Than They Look: This is mostly because of his small size. Firestar even mistakes him for an apprentice at first. His name was Tiny when he was a kit, to emphasize this further.
  • A Pet into the Wild: He was a kittypet named "Tiny", who fled his home after his sister told him that any kittens that humans didn't want were thrown into a river.
  • Pet the Dog: Zigzagged. When Ruby and Socks come to him some time after he forms BloodClan, they ask him for food, given they've been starving ever since their owners abandoned them and they don't know how to hunt. Scourge initially refuses their plea, saying the only "blood" he cares about are that which he spills from his enemies. When they desperately help themselves to food anyway, he lets them have their fill on a whim rather than kill them for such insubordination. But once they've eaten, he banishes them from BloodClan territory, and that's it.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Although he's said he'd rather be as tall as his reputation implies, his small stature also means it's very difficult to even lay a paw on him.
  • Protagonist Journey to Villain: The Rise of Scourge is about how he went from an adorable kitten to the Scourge we know and loathe.
  • Psycho for Hire: Becomes this only so he can get closer to Tigerstar in order to kill him.
  • Red Right Hand: His right paw is white.
  • Retcon: The prequel serves as a massive one so far as his motivations go. In the original series he was just evil. But then again, he probably just wanted power and this was just a bonus.
  • Revenge: His entire motive for working with Tigerstar was to turn on Tigerstar and kill him.
  • Rule of Cool: Cat claws reinforced with dog teeth really make no sense (how does he fasten them on? he probably can't even retract his claws) but are undeniably awesome.
  • The Runaway: He runs away from home because he doesn't want to be thrown in the river.
  • Shrouded in Myth: Particularly around Twolegplace. But after his death, this extends to the Clans.
  • Sickly Child Grew Up Strong: He was born a kittypet runt who was named "Tiny". His siblings often teased him due to his size. After being told that twolegs drown kittens that no one wants, Scourge ran away and became a rogue. As an adult Scourge becomes the feared and fearsome Ax-Crazy leader of BloodClan, though he is still a small cat.
  • Slashed Throat: Firestar finally kills him by tearing open his throat.
  • Slowly Slipping Into Evil: He famously describes his growing evil and madness as "ice in his veins".
  • Social Darwinist: If you're strong you live. If you're weak, die and get out of everyone else's way.
  • The Sociopath: Develops several traits of one later on in his life, though, unlike Sol, it's not entirely clear whatever he could be diagnosed as one.
  • Spikes of Villainy: Invoked. He hated his spiked collar, as it was uncomfortable for him to wear, but he knew that it made him look much more intimidating.
  • The Starscream: He only agrees to work with Tigerstar so that he can have the opportunity to kill him.
  • Start My Own: After being attacked by a Clan cat as a young kit, he started his own Clan in Twolegplace—BloodClan.
  • Start of Darkness: The Rise of Scourge is about how an idealistic and adorable kitten named Tiny became the tyrannical murderer known as Scourge.
  • Story-Breaker Power: One blow from his reinforced claws was enough to kill Tigerstar nine times.
  • Street Urchin: He took to the streets after being told that humans throw unwanted kits in the river. His street life began pitiful and begging for scraps, but thanks to telling some tall tales and gradually Becoming the Mask, he ends up as Scourge, the feared leader of BloodClan (the city strays).
  • Taught by Experience: He was thrown out onto the streets and learned this way. It led to him becoming a brutal killer with no remorse.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Goes from a cute kitten who pretends to have defeated dogs to a crazy, badass conqueror.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Chicken. He sometimes substitutes this for pieces of paper which are apparently food.
  • The Unfavorite: He thinks his mother likes his siblings better, even if she doesn't say it.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Compare Scourge to Tiny.
  • Unknown Rival: If you go off the manga he's hated Tigerstar for many years, and has never forgotten him, while Tigerstar forgot about Scourge. Then again, it all worked into his plans.
  • Unstoppable Rage: When he gets angry, someone will die.
  • Villain Protagonist: He's evil, and the main character of the comic The Rise of Scourge.
  • Walking Spoiler: Because of how long-running Warriors is, and because of how nowadays It Was His Sled among the fandom, the entirety of Scourge's entry is unspoilered. However, if this was only a page for the Original Series, then at least 90 percent of this section would be spoiler tagged. The mere existence of him was a major revelation back in The Darkest Hour, and in his second appearance he proceeded to kill the Big Bad and hijack the book. Plus he's also Firestar's half brother, and the ultimate representation of what our fiery-furred hero could have become.
  • Who's Laughing Now?: As a kit, he was the runt of his litter and constantly bullied by his siblings. He grew up to become the most feared cat in Twolegplace, while his brother and sister were reduced to begging him for food after they were abandoned by their Twolegs.
  • Wolverine Claws: His claws are reinforced with long, sharpened dogs' teeth.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Mostly because of the semi-canon manga spinoff. But then again, Bluestar's Prophecy's account of Tiny's first encounter with Tigerpaw could invoke this.
  • World's Strongest Man: Until Lionblaze shows up, he is this. Fighting dogs and killing cats nine times in one blow? All in a day's work for him.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: After running away, he realizes that he can never return to his home.
  • You Fool!: He calls Firestar "forest fool" several times throughout The Darkest Hour.
  • Young and in Charge: He took over the Twolegplace when he was still a kit.


"Identify yourself. We don't like strangers here."
Bone in The Rise of Scourge

A huge, black and white cat who serves as Scourge's right-hand man and enforces his will throughout BloodClan. Uniformly hated by anyone who has to deal with him.

Willie's Gang
The gang in Shattered Peace. From left to right: Pounce, Snapper, Willie, Minty, and Tess.

A group of villains who were former members of BloodClan. They take over Ravenpaw's barn and serve and the main antagonists of Ravenpaw's Path.

In general they provide examples of:
  • Affably Evil: Minty actually cares about Ravenpaw.
  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: They take over Ravenpaw and Barley's barn during Shattered Peace.
  • Anti-Villain: Minty, who convinces Willie to spare Ravenpaw and does wish they could be friends. The others are straight up bad guys.
  • Battle Couple: Willie and Minty.
  • Battle in the Rain: Willie has one against Ravenpaw. He wins handily.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Minty convinces Willie to spare Ravenpaw because he was nice to her kits.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: They pretend to be meek and helpless when they first meet Ravenpaw, but they're actually bad guys.
  • The Chessmaster: Willie
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • In Shattered Peace, Willie utterly destroys Ravenpaw in their Battle in the Rain.
    • This gets reversed in The Heart of a Warrior where Ravenpaw easily defeats Willie.
  • Dark Action Girl: Although she has no character, Tess is at least as competent a fighter as her co-villains.
  • Demoted to Extra: They (aside from Willie) have significantly less screen time after Shattered Peace.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: In The Heart of a Warrior, Willie is this, as Snake and Ice become the real villains.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Snapper. Ravenpaw describes him as a bruiser, and Willie goes down easily when he isn't around to help.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Willie breaks out the hamminess after revealing himself as a villain.
  • False Reassurance: When Ravenpaw and Barley get kicked out of the barn, Willie sarcastically asks them if they need help.
  • Faux Affably Evil: They act friendly to Ravenpaw and Barley, but it's a complete act.
  • Filler Villain: Will their evil deeds ever have an impact on the series? The answer, dear friends, is no.
  • Fish Eyes: Pounce has this look worn all the time. He's often seen derping in the background.
  • Flat Character: Tess doesn't have any personality to speak of.
  • Frame-Up: They frame Ravenpaw and Barley for the attack on the chickens.
  • Funny Background Event: Pounce can often be seen derping in the background.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Snapper has prominent scars across his chest.
  • Identical Stranger: Snapper looks a lot like Barley, only fatter and with a little bit of brown coloration. This is not explained. Ever.
  • Large Ham: Willie is crazy and over the top.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Willie again. He prefers not to fight, and has his cats do that for him.
  • Obviously Evil: Almost immediately after they appear, it becomes incredibly obvious that they are the villains.
  • Oh, Crap!: Snapper and Pounce freak out when they get attacked by dogs in The Heart of a Warrior.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: They are a group of filler villains who each have their own personality. Except Tess.
  • Red Right Hand: The first clue that they might not exactly be friendly? Snapper's scars, which hint that he has seen many fights.
  • The Reveal: The big twist of Shattered Peace is not that they are the villains (which is incredibly obvious). It's that they are former BloodClan members looking for a new home. Which is right here on this page for all to see.
  • Satellite Character: Tess is there just to be there. You could remove her entirely, and notice no change in the story.
  • Slasher Smile: Willie after his reappearance in Shattered Peace.
  • Start My Own: In the aftermath of BloodClan's fall, Pounce's ambition is to start his own Clan.
  • Trailers Always Spoil: The back of Shattered Peace and the foreward spoil their role as the villains. Not that it mattered.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Ravenpaw and Barley let them stay in the barn, and they looked after them. Willie and co repay them by getting the two kicked out of the barn and preceding to be really evil.
  • Villain Team-Up: They team up with Neo BloodClan in The Heart of a Warrior.
  • You Fight Like a Cow: In Shattered Peace's climactic Battle in the Rain, Snapper tells Ravenpaw that Willie's kits fight better than he does.

Brick in The Rise of Scourge
"Is it true that you fight dogs?"

A cat who was friends with Bone prior to the events of The Rise of Scourge. Brick petitions Scourge on behalf of the cats of the city to defeat a dog that was terrorizing them.

  • Ambiguous Gender: While the cat looks fairly masculine, fans have pointed out that Brick has eyelashes, like Scourge's mother and sister. Brick's gender is never actually stated in canon or revealed by the authors. Brick is finally revealed to be a tom in Graystripe's Vow.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Brick disappears from the plot entirely after Scourge defeats the dog, and doesn't even get a mention in the other BloodClan related stories. He finally returns in Graystripe's Vow during the past scenes.

BloodClan Bullies

"If you don't scamper your pretty little tail over to the other side of that path right now, then we're going to rip your head right off your shoulders!"

Two unnamed BloodClan cats from the Tigerstar and Sasha manga series.


One of Tigerstar's warriors, who defects to BloodClan. For more information, see Warrior Cats ShadowClan.


A former member of BloodClan who went on to join ShadowClan. For more information, see Warrior Cats ShadowClan.


A former member of BloodClan who now lives on a barn with Ravenpaw. For more information, see the "Loners" folder.


A former member of BloodClan who is now a kittypet. For more information, see the "Kittypets" folder.

Neo BloodClan

Snake and Ice/Hoot and Jumper
Snake and Ice in A Clan in Need
"The lesson for today is, weak and feeble cats must die!"

Barley's brothers from BloodClan. While he left, they stayed and eventually became the leaders of Neo BloodClan.

  • Ascended Extra: They were minor characters in Secrets of the Clans and The Darkest Hour. In Ravenpaw's Path however, they are very important.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: They serve as the main villains of A Clan in Need.
  • Cain and Abel: With Barley, obviously.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder
  • Filler Villain: They get demoted to this in Ravenpaw's Path, as Neo BloodClan are made completely out of filler.
  • Final Boss: Of the Ravenpaw's Path trilogy.
  • Gold Digger: They take advantage of Barley's hospitality until Barley kicks them out for making Ravenpaw their servant.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: They hijack A Clan in Need by revealing that they've returned as major villains. By extension, the trilogy is also hijacked when it turns out that BloodClan is behind everything.
  • Jerkass
  • Lazy Bum: They don't want to do any work. Ravenpaw tries showing them around the farm, but all they want to do is slack off.
  • The Leader: Together, as they lead Neo BloodClan.
  • Meaningful Rename: They changed their names into BloodClan names when they decided to serve Scourge personally.
  • New Era Speech: They are giving one during A Clan in Need. Barley and pals interrupt it and attack them.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Snake may not really be a snake, but he sure acts like one.
  • Rival Turned Evil: Barley's brothers acted a bit aloof when they were younger, and they grew up to become villains.
  • Smug Snake: Both of them are incurably smug snakes.
  • Social Darwinist: They think the weak should be killed off.
  • Spikes of Villainy: They both wear spiked collars of evil.
  • Villainous Glutton: They make Ravenpaw hunt mice for them when they move into the barn, not turning a paw to attempt to do it themselves.
  • Villain Team-Up: In The Heart of a Warrior, they team up with Willie to fight the ThunderClan warriors who try to retake Ravenpaw and Barley's farm.


"Thanks for catching all this, BlunderClan! We'll take it off your paws now!"
Snipe in A Clan in Need

A high ranking member of BloodClan who was one of Scourge's top advisers. He is in charge of stealing food from ThunderClan when Neo BloodClan starts up.

  • Disc-One Final Boss: He appears to be the Big Bad of A Clan in Need, but it is revealed that he's just the second in command to Snake and Ice.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Turns on Snake and Ice after they betray him and the rest of Neo BloodClan.
  • The Dragon: To Snake and Ice.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Despite being a smug and sly villain, he gets angry at Jumper and Hoot/Snake and Ice for framing them for their crimes.
  • Filler Villain: He never has any impact on the characters.
  • The Heavy: Most of the villainous acts done by Neo BloodClan are led by him.
  • The Nicknamer
  • Remember the New Guy?: He doesn't appear in The Rise of Scourge or The Darkest Hour, but Barley assures us that he was always there as a high ranking BloodClan member.
  • Smug Snake: He's very haughty and arrogant.
  • Spikes of Villainy: It wouldn't be (Neo) BloodClan without them.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: His whole shtick is that he comes out of nowhere, steals your food, and then disappears.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: Turns on Snake and Ice after they try to scapegoat him for their crimes.

    Dark Forest 


"While you still have the taste of living prey on your tongue, you're not truly one of us."
"Can you imagine what it feels like? To be rejected twice? To be a loner when all you tried to do was love?"
Click here  to see her manga appearance

The main villain of Crookedstar's Promise, and one of the most insane and respected members of the Dark Forest. Driven completely by revenge, she is such a psychopath she sometimes scares the other villains. Currently residing in The Place Of No Stars.

  • The Apprentice: She was Bloomheart's apprentice, but it didn't stop him from denouncing her when Oakstar exiled her from ThunderClan for having kits with Appledusk.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Crookedstar and his great-grandfather.
  • Ax-Crazy: No one is safe from her insanity.
  • Best Served Cold: When she was alive, ThunderClan exiled her and her kits, and her mate, Appledusk, blamed her when her kits drowned in the river. As a spirit of the Dark Forest, she plans to destroy ThunderClan and all of Appledusk's descendants, one by one.
  • Big Bad: Of Crookedstar's Promise, due to her manipulation of Crookedstar. In Sign of the Moon, Ivypool theorizes that she may be this for the series in it's entirety. It's eventually revealed that she isn't, although she was actively involved in manipulating events that happened to the Clans.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She acts friendly to Crookedstar, but it's really just a ruse so that she can destroy his life.
  • Breakout Villain: Fans loved her when she appeared in Omen of the Stars. Then she became the major antagonist of Crookedstar's Promise and later got her own ebook, not to mention showing up in Tigerstar's ebook.
  • Cessation of Existence: She is fading away to nothing due to being forgotten by the living cats. By The Forgotten Warrior, she is almost see-through.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: She was just a minor character in her introductory book, Night Whispers, but she was eventually revealed to be one of the most pivotal villains in the series.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: Gives a creepy one to Crookedstar in the manga at the end of Crookedstar's Promise. You can see it in her character picture.
  • Co-Dragons: In The Forgotten Warrior, she is set up to be one of Brokenstar's Dragons, with Tigerstar being the other one. However, in The Last Hope Hawkfrost is Brokenstar's Dragon, and she is just one of the higher ranking cats under Brokenstar.
  • The Corrupter: Tries to turn Crookedstar onto the path of darkness and nearly succeeds. One of her lines in Tigerclaw's Fury implies that she tried the same with Tigerstar, but with more success.
  • Covered with Scars: She is described with a scarred head and muzzle.
  • Crash-Into Hello: Ivypool accidentally running into her leads to their first meeting.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Every single time she participates in a battle, she wipes the floor with her opponent.
  • Dark Action Girl: She's evil and fights very frequently.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She had been in a forbidden romance with a RiverClan tom and had his kits. Mapleshade and her kits were exiled from ThunderClan when the truth came out. She desperately tried to take her kits to their father's Clan, but they fell into a flooding river and drowned, despite Mapleshade's best efforts to save them. Blaming her for the kits' deaths, Appledusk rejected Mapleshade in front of RiverClan, and took another mate. Consumed with grief and rage, Mapleshade went on a vengeance spree that caused her to be sent to the Dark Forest when she died, where she would plot revenge for all eternity.
  • The Dark Side Will Make You Forget: She murdered three cats who had wronged her in vengeance for the three kits who she lost. When she died and went to the Dark Forest as punishment for her sins, she forgot about them and began plotting revenge on the whole forest.
  • Dark Is Evil: She lives in the Dark Forest, and her name is Mapleshade. Is it any surprise that she's a villain?
  • A Day in the Limelight: Is the star of the novella Mapleshade's Vengeance which detailed more information on her past.
  • Deadpan Snarker: In contrast to usual villainous hammyness. That's not to say she doesn't ham it up during Dark Forest meetings, like at the end of Night Whispers.
  • Demoted to Dragon: She's working for Ashfur, as of The Broken Code.
  • Depending on the Writer: Some books describe her as tortoiseshell-and-white, while others describe her as orange-and-white.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: She's one of the leaders of the Dark Forest, a group made up of the most powerful villains the Clans have ever faced.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: A genderbent example as she did not end up with Appledusk.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Actually hates this trope and says that while she has a traumatic backstory, she earned her place in the Dark Forest. invoked
  • The Dreaded: She is so cruel, dangerous and insane that even Tigerstar himself fears her.
  • Despair Event Horizon: The triple punch of being exiled from ThunderClan for having kits with Appledusk, her kits drowning in the river, and her mate blaming her for their deaths and taking a new mate. After that, nothing was left for her but hatred and revenge.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: She doesn't understand why Spottedleaf would rather protect Sandstorm than kill her for being loved by Firestar.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Spottedleaf, for sure. Both were ThunderClan cats involved in a forbidden romance with another cat, but were rejected and had to watch their former mate enter into a relationship that was lawful by the code. Both watch over the descendants of their mates as spirits, but while Spottedleaf cares for Firestar's kits like her own, Mapleshade tries to make the cats she watches as broken as she is. This explains why in The Last Hope, they eventually meet in battle. And although she dies, Spottedleaf ultimately wins their clash, by saving Sandstorm and proving that true love overcomes all hatred and envy. Also, they're both tortoiseshells.
    • More ambiguously, she's one to Bluestar. Both were ambitious ThunderClan she-cats. Both fell in love with, and had kits with, RiverClan toms. Mapleshade got dealt a worse hand in some ways. Her Clan found out about her lie fairly early on and kicked her out, her kits all died, and her 'mate' was cheating with a RiverClan cat. Ultimately, Mapleshade's mistake snowballed, she paid a horrible price, and she became embittered and vicious as a result, eventually dying alone. Bluestar kept her secret, lost only one of her kits, and rose to become leader of her Clan, eventually dying with her kits by her side.
  • Evil Is Petty: Her goal in the Omen of the Stars arc is to kill Sandstorm. Why? Because Sandstorm had a good life, the one she felt she deserved.
  • Evil Matriarch: She obviously has an evil mom theme, it's just not clear who her kits are. In Crookedstar's Promise, it's revealed that part of what drove her to revenge was her kits drowning in the river after she was exiled from ThunderClan.
  • Evil Mentor: To Crookedstar and Ivypool.
  • Evil Old Folks: She's very old. How old? She knew Crookedstar's great-grandfather. All that age has given her plenty of time to let her hatred consume her.
  • Evil Redhead: She's partially red, and very evil.
  • Evil Smells Bad: When Tigerclaw meets her, he cringes at the smell of her breath.
  • The Exile: Crookedstar's Promise reveals that both ThunderClan and RiverClan drove her off, which was one of the reasons she became a villain.
  • Eye Scream: Frecklewish slashes her across the face when the truth is revealed about the kits' father; Mapleshade gets a torn eyelid from this.
  • False Reassurance: To Ivypool before their fight in Night Whispers.
  • Faux Affably Evil: She acts quite friendly, and even calls Ivypool "dear". But she's still a crazy and evil killer.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: Mapleshade has an unassuming and sweet sounding name, but also happens to be one of the most feared cats in the series.
  • Freudian Excuse: She fell in love with a RiverClan cat, and ThunderClan kicked her out, even though she aspired to be leader. When crossing the river, her kits drowned, and her mate and RiverClan blamed and rejected her. Her mate took on a new mate within his own Clan and had kits with her.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: From an ordinary ThunderClan warrior to the most feared cat in the Dark Forest.
  • Genius Bruiser: She's very smart, and also strong enough to defeat Crookedstar, one of the largest Clan cats in the series.
  • Green-Eyed Monster:
    • Was envious of Crookedstar because he became a Clan leader while her kits died and she never achieved her ambition of leading ThunderClan.
    • The Last Hope reveals that she was also envious of Sandstorm, because she felt that Sandstorm had the life she deserved but never had.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: We didn't find out what she was up to until more than a year after her introduction.
  • Killed Offscreen: Her death happened in the backstory, and all her appearances are when she's a member of the Dark Forest, leading to inevitable mounds of speculation on how it happened.
  • Laughing Mad
  • Leader Wannabe: Declares that she should have been ThunderClan's leader.
  • Love Makes You Evil: She loved a cat from another Clan (which is forbidden), Appledusk, and became pregnant with his kits. Her Clan assumed that the father was a warrior who'd recently been killed in battle (by Appledusk, no less.) When the truth came out, ThunderClan banished her and the kits, and she tried to join her mate in RiverClan. The kits died when trying to cross the flooded river. Appledusk blamed her for their deaths, and also revealed that he no longer cared for her; he'd taken a new mate within his own Clan. She then, in her rage and grief, saw a vision of her three kits and became convinced that they were not at peace, so she murdered the cat that revealed the secret, then the cat who'd first assumed that the father was the deceased warrior, and then Appledusk himself. (She was killed by Appledusk's apprentice and went to the Dark Forest.)
  • Mama Bear: Arguably her only redeeming quality, albeit taken to terrifying extremes.
  • The Man Behind the Man: In Sign of the Moon, Ivypool theorizes that she's the true power behind the Dark Forest. This presumption turns out to be wrong. She is however, scary enough to boss around Tigerstar of all cats.
  • Meaningful Name: Maple trees belong to the genus Acer, a Latin word that means "sharp" or "piercing." Fitting, given Mapleshade's Ax-Crazy nature and her sharp claws and teeth.
  • Messy Hair: Mapleshade's described as having clumped and tattered fur, as if she no longer cares about grooming herself.
  • Motive Rant: To Crookedstar in Crookedstar's Promise, and to Sandstorm in The Last Hope.
  • Number Two: In Crookedstar's Promise it's hinted that she may have been ThunderClan's deputy. However, it is never outright stated.
  • Obviously Evil: Seriously. Crookedstar and Ivypool each take a whole book to figure it out. Why?
  • Opposed Mentors: With Crookedstar's living mentor Cedarpelt in Crookedstar's Promise.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: She lost her three kits in the river when trying to bring them to RiverClan.
  • Parental Substitute: To Crookedstar in Crookedstar's Promise, of the Evil Mentor variety.
  • Please Wake Up: To her kits after their death.
  • Posthumous Character: Her life was so long ago that she died before Crookedstar was born. But being dead doesn't stop her from spreading her corruptive influence among the Clans...
  • Predecessor Villain: Like Thistleclaw, she was a major enemy to the Clans before anyone in the Original Series was even born, and continues to be one after her death.
  • The Promise: In Mapleshade's Vengeance, she promises to ThunderClan and Appledusk that they will regret the way they treated her, and to Reedshine that she'll haunt her kin, which she follows through with.
  • Red Herring: Crookedstar's Promise leads us to believe that in Omen of the Stars, she is still seeking revenge on the kin of Crookedstar's grandfather. Then The Last Hope reveals that her goal is to kill Sandstorm.
  • The Reveal: In Crookedstar's Promise, she was a ThunderClan cat, and used to be like Bluestar.
  • Revenge: Outright states it to be her ultimate goal in Night Whispers.
  • Revenge Through Corruption: Mapleshade's seeming favorite method of getting revenge is to try to corrupt cats in the Clans she feels betrayed by (ThunderClan and RiverClan). For instance in Crookedstar's Promise, she is trying very hard to turn future RiverClan leader Crookedstar to the dark side. Likewise, in the Omen of the Stars arc, she tries to groom alienated ThunderClan cats into turning against their Clan.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Her causing the deaths of Crookedstar's loved ones.
  • Screaming Birth: Her kitting. She was tempted to sink her teeth into the medicine cat's leg.
  • Sequel Hook: Possibly, since it's not clear if Sandstorm killed her spirit or not, meaning she could still be around to seek revenge again. However, it's revealed that Mapleshade survived the encounter and went back into the Dark Forest, and has begun working for Ashfur as of The Place of No Stars.
  • Shadow Archetype: Crookedstar's Promise reveals her to be one to Bluestar. Both were ThunderClan she-cats who had kits with a RiverClan tom. However, Oakheart's great-grandfather was kind of a prick, and so Mapleshade traveled down the path of villainy.
  • Slasher Smile: Right up there in her image. She also does one in Night Whispers when she attacks Ivypool.
  • Someone to Remember Him By: Invoked. When Mapleshade gave birth to her three kits, she went along with her Clan's assumption that they had been fathered by her recently deceased Clanmate, Birchface, but they were actually the kits of Appledusk, her RiverClan lover. Her Clan was not happy when they found out the truth.
  • Start of Darkness: Hers pretty much starts the moment she's exiled from ThunderClan and her kits drown in the river.
  • Terms of Endangerment: She calls Ivypool "dear".
  • Tragic Villain: Mapleshade was once a loyal ThunderClan warrior who seemed destined to become a great leader, but then she made the tragic mistake of falling in love with a cat from another Clan, inadvertently triggering a series of traumatic events that twisted her into one of the darkest and most dangerous villains the Clans have ever faced. Even in death, we see shades of torment within Mapleshade.
  • Unknown Rival: The Omen of the Stars arc has her plotting to kill Sandstorm. They've never even met.
  • Villainous Glutton: The authors describe her as "fat".
  • Woman Scorned: In Crookedstar's Promise, she explains that she went on a vengeful spree after her mate left her and blamed her for the deaths of their three kits.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Mapleshade was twisted into this by the traumatic events in her life.
  • You Fool!: In Mapleshade's Vengeance, she internally calls a WindClan patrol "fools" after she gets away with taking the rabbit they were chasing.


"You're not here for praise. Leave that to your precious Clanmates. You're here to fight. If you survive, count yourself lucky."

A Dark Forest warrior who has made minor appearances in Omen of the Stars and possiblynote  in Crookedstar's Promise. Mentor to Antpelt (and maybe Thistleclaw), and one of the highest ranking cats in the Dark Forest.

  • Ascended Extra: Makes minor cameos in Fading Echoes and Night Whispers. He's slightly more important in The Forgotten Warrior, then has a significantly larger role in The Last Hope, even ending up as Lionblaze's Final Boss.
  • Badass Normal: He is able to hold his own against Lionblaze in The Last Hope. That takes skill.
  • Brutal Honesty: Flat out admits the purpose of the Dark Forest trainees and says that they'll probably die.
  • The Brute: He has lots of muscle, and is a bruiser (but also tactician) for the Dark Forest.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Uses dirty moves in his fight against Lionblaze.
  • Contrived Coincidence: During the Battle of ShadowClan, which he was in charge of, he just so happened to fight against another cat named Shredtail, who was killed by his forces.
  • Dark Is Evil: He's in the Dark Forest, and he's not a nice guy.
  • Deader than Dead: In The Last Hope, Lionblaze kills his spirit, destroying him forever.
  • Duel Boss: In The Last Hope. Lionblaze has all the ShadowClan warriors fighting alongside him for most of the battle to retake ShadowClan, but when it finally comes down to fighting Shredtail, the two cats go one on one.
  • Final Boss: In The Last Hope, he is the villain of Lionblaze's final point of view chapter.
  • Genius Bruiser: He's incredibly strong, managing to hold his own against Lionblaze, in fact, and is shown in The Last Hope among a group of Dark Foresters making the attack plans for the final battle.
  • I Shall Taunt You: In The Last Hope, he spends most of his fight with Lionblaze mocking his opponent.
  • Large and in Charge: He's pretty big, and in The Last Hope, he's shown to be very high-ranking among the Dark Forest.
  • Mysterious Past: Absolutely nothing is known about his life before becoming a Dark Forest warrior other than that he was evil enough to be sent there.
  • One-Steve Limit: Averted. Not only was there a second Shredtail, but they fought against him during the Battle of ShadowClan.
  • Posthumous Character: He is only seen in the Dark Forest. It is unknown when and how he died.
  • The Quiet One: In Fading Echoes and Night Whispers, he fights without saying a word. Inverted in The Last Hope, where he will not shut up during the Battle of ShadowClan.
  • Riddle for the Ages: What he did to get into the Dark Forest is unknown.


"I wouldn't miss this for all the mice in the forest."

Another minor Dark Forest warrior, he has appeared several times in Omen Of The Stars. He shows up again in The Place of No Stars and aids the heroes in their fight against Ashfur.

  • Amnesiac Hero: Reveals in The Place of No Stars that he doesn't remember anything about his life or what landed him in the Dark Forest. He vaguely gets the sense he cared about power, wasn't the nicest cat, and was once part of ShadowClan, and that's about it.
  • The Atoner: He believes it's too late for him and that his story will end badly, but he still leaps at the chance to help the protagonists. In his own words, if he doesn't have much time left, maybe he should use it doing good.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Just when it looks like Ashfur is about to kill Rootspring, Snowtuft leaps on him and pulls him off the SkyClan tom.
  • Butt-Monkey: He gets this even more than Darkstripe.
  • Cowardly Lion: He's absolutely terrified of Ashfur in The Place of No Stars and initially refuses to directly confront him. However, he still sneaks around helping the protagonists, and when push comes to shove, attacks Ashfur to help Rootspring get away.
  • Deader than Dead: He is killed a second time by Ashfur snapping his neck in A Light in the Mist.
  • Dual Boss: In The Last Hope, he teams up with Hawkfrost and Thistleclaw to fight Ivypool.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He empathatically calls Ashfur "one evil cat" and joins the protagonists to stop him.
  • Guilt by Coincidence: In The Forgotten Warrior, Mapleshade detects Ivypool spying on her. However, Snowtuft happens to be standing nearby, so she punishes him just because.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In The Place of No Stars. He's remorseful for whatever landed him in the Dark Forest, horrified by Ashfur, and figures he should spend what time he has left doing good, so he happily aids the protagonists when they show up.
  • Heel Realization: He thinks he remembers wanting power when he was alive, but an eternity in the Dark Forest has made him realize that power really means nothing when you're alone and slinking through Hell. He also admits that he probably deserved what he got, unlike many of his fellow residents.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: He gets his stomach torn open by Shredtail, but he's okay in his next appearance.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Ivypool gives him a chance to escape the battle with his life in The Last Hope. He happily takes it.
  • Light Is Not Good: He is a white cat with snow in his name that resides in the Dark Forest. Subverted in The Place of No Stars, where he has a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Neck Snap: Ashfur kills him with this in A Light in the Mist.
  • Nice Guy: Yes, astonishingly. When he reappears in the seventh arc, he warms to the protagonists quickly, is friendly and helpful, if not defensive when his past deeds are brought up, and doesn't expect anything in return for helping them.
  • Posthumous Character: He is never seen alive and only appears in the Dark Forest.
  • Redemption Equals Death: He turns over a new leaf and helps the protagonists navigate the Dark Forest, even directly saving them from Ashfur a few times...before his neck gets snapped and his spirit fades away.
  • Riddle for the Ages: What he did to get into the Dark Forest is unknown. Even he doesn't really remember, though he vaguely remembers wanting power.
  • Walking Spoiler: There's the little matter of him having a Heel–Face Turn and playing a supporting role in The Place of No Stars.


Yet another minor Dark Forest warrior who appears in Omen Of The Stars.

  • Back for the Finale: Appears as a Bit Character in Night Whispers. After being forgotten in Sign of the Moon and The Forgotten Warrior, Sparrowfeather reappears in The Last Hope. She returns once again in A Light in the Mist where she helps to fight against Ashfur.
  • Combat Pragmatist: During her fight against Shredtail, she is shown to be cheating.
  • Gender Bender: Female in Night Whispers, male in The Last Hope.
  • Posthumous Character: She is never seen alive and only appears in the Dark Forest.
  • Riddle for the Ages: What she did to get into the Dark Forest is unknown.
  • The Unfought: There is never actually a conclusive fight against her.


"Big words for one so small."

One of the Dark Forest leaders. He is implied to be the oldest cat in the Dark Forest, and has been long forgotten by the Clans. He has been fading for so long that only the faintest outline of him remains.

  • Back for the Finale: He returns in A Light in the Mist to help in the fight against Ashfur.
  • Cessation of Existence: In his single scene during The Forgotten Warrior, he is shown to have nearly faded away forever. In A Light in the Mist it's noted that his spirit continuously fades in and out like a shadow.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He never appears or is mentioned again after his single scene in The Forgotten Warrior, despite being a Dark Forest leader. Justified, in that he had nearly faded completely, so there might not have been anything left of him.
  • Meaningful Name: His name has "maggot" in it, showing that he's fool and evil.
  • Minor Major Character: He's one of the leaders of the Dark Forest, but he only has a single scene in the series.
  • Posthumous Character: He is never seen alive and only appears in the Dark Forest.
  • Riddle for the Ages: What he did to get into the Dark Forest is not revealed.
  • The Unfought: Nobody ever fights him, but the fading will probably get him anyway.


The main antagonist of the series and former leader of ShadowClan. For more information, see Warrior Cats ShadowClan.


One of the main villains of the series, and the leader of the Dark Forest. For more information, see Warrior Cats ShadowClan.


The son of Tigerstar and Sasha, and a major villain. For more information, see Warrior Cats RiverClan.


Bluestar's rival, and a major antagonist of the series. For more information, see Warrior Cats Thunder Clan Warriors And Apprentices.


A minor antagonist. For more information, see Warrior Cats ShadowClan.


A medicine cat who is apparently evil. For more information, see Warrior Cats WindClan.



Sign of the Moon spoilers: A Dark Forest trainee who joined them after being murdered by Thistleclaw. For more information, see Warrior Cats WindClan.


The Last Hope spoilers: A ShadowClan warrior who died in the final battle. For more information, see Warrior Cats ShadowClan.

    The Kin 

"This won't be the last you see of us. We have a mission here, and we know more about your so-called Clans than you think."
The main villain of the first half of the A Vision of Shadows series, he is the leader of a band of rogues whom he calls his "Kin". Is intent on destroying all Warrior Clans and recruiting "Kin" to help him achieve this goal.

He was born to Onestar (while he was Onewhisker) and a kittypet named Smoke. Onewhisker refused to shelter them in his clan, leading to Darktail's littermates dying. When Onewhisker refused to take Darktail in, Smoke vowed to raise him to hate the Clans.

  • 0% Approval Rating: By the end of the third book, most of his "Kin" hates his cruel nature and tries to leave, with only a few cats remaining loyal to him. Even kittypets who had no desire to fight were more than willing to battle the Kin to ensure Darktail's downfall.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Onestar, his father.
  • Asskicking Leads to Leadership: Makes it clear that his strength is what gives him power over all the Kin.
  • Bad Boss: Most of his followers came to see him as this, as his relaxed rules for living left their food situation in shambles as cats only looked out for themselves, and he left the elders to fend for themselves from the beginning. When this lifestyle began to be questioned, Darktail grew worse and worse as he was forced to extend more control over everyone using intimidation tactics and harsh punishments.
  • Badass Normal: Despite being nothing more than a rogue and outsider, Darktail at this point in time is a serious contender as the greatest individual threat to the Clans since Tigerstar. He manages to throw the Clans into greater disarray in three books than an army of undead cats walking in dreams (led by the aforementioned Tigerstar) was able to do in twelve.
  • Bastard Bastard: Born to a WindClan warrior and a kittypet, and dedicated his life to destroying the Clans.
  • Big Bad: Of the first half of the series, up until his death in Shattered Sky. Is the sole great threat against the Clans during the series.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing:
    • In Hawkwing's Journey, he acts friendly and gains SkyClan's trust before attacking them and killing several of them.
    • In Thunder and Shadow and Shattered Sky, he acted friendly to ShadowClan before taking them over and showing his true, cruel side.
  • Blatant Lies: In Thunder and Shadow, Darktail claims that WindClan attacked him and his cats unprovoked, when it was actually the other way around.
    • In Shattered Sky, Darktail tells Violetpaw that he believes sharing is very important, when in reality he only shares when it suits his own selfish goals.
    • In the same book, Darktail tells Scorchfur that he is feeding the RiverClan cats he's imprisoned, when in reality he's been starving them for his own amusement.
  • Bodyguard Betrayal: In Shattered Sky, Rain offers to watch over the wounded Darktail for a while. Violetpaw decides to bring a piece of prey for Darktail to eat when he wakes up, and she returns to find Rain suffocating their leader. It looks for a moment as if he's successful, but it turns out that Darktail was just Playing Possum: when Rain turns away, Darktail jumps up and kills him in revenge.
  • Blood Knight: He regards fighting as "fun".
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Twice told Onestar about his goal to destroy the Clans, reminding Onestar who he was and making the Clan Leader realize the effects of his actions with Darktail and Smoke.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: Keeps four injured RiverClan cats captive after he takes over their territory in order to make the Clan cats hesitant to invade (though his horrible mistreatment of them makes it clear it's also for his own amusement).
  • The Chessmaster: Uses a variety of strategies to slowly but surely take over more and more Clan territory.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Will attack in any situation that gives him an advantage, including attacking RiverClan's camp while many of their fighters were heavily injured and attacking WindClan's camp at night. He is also not averse to retreating when it is in his best interests.
  • The Corrupter: Successfully takes advantage of many of the ShadowClan warriors' frustration with the Warrior Code and causes them to join The Kin. Most notable is Sleekwhisker, who leaves ShadowClan and stays loyal to him until his death.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: As a kit he and his mother were abandoned by his father who wouldn't let him join WindClan and was subsequently raised by his mother to hate all the Clans as a result. At some point afterwards, Darktail's mother was killed by a car. This lead him to grow up to become a brutally ruthless tyrant with a single purpose; to destroy the Clans.
  • Dark Is Evil: By virtue of his name, although his pelt is actually mostly white; only having a dark tail and dark spots near his eyes.
  • Deader than Dead: His spirit returns in A Light in the Mist, only to be killed off for good by Violetshine and Needletail.
  • Desecrating the Dead: After he and his Kin defeat RiverClan in battle, Darktail refuses to let them taking the bodies of their slain Clanmates for burial. Instead, he leaves them to rot in the open and callously dismisses them as "carrion."
  • Diabolical Mastermind: Almost engineers the destruction of all five Clans with expert strategy despite inferior numbers, preying on the internal strife between them.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He wants to destroy all the Clans just because his father, Onestar, abandoned him and his mother when he was a kit.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: He is killed at the end of the third book in the six-book series during his battle with Onestar. His external threat completely disappears, and the rest of the series is focused on the Clans resolving their internal strife.
  • The Dreaded: Among The Kin, due to his strength and willingness to use force to keep his subordinates in line. Due to his strength, he can also be an intimidating presence to other Clan cats, especially when he catches them vulnerable. He grows to be dreaded more and more as he takes over more of the Clans' territory and the strife and injuries of the Clans increases.
  • Duel Boss: During the final battle between the Kin and the Clans, he solely fights Onestar, and is the only Kin member to not retreat.
  • The Exile: The reason why he seeks to destroy the Clans, as Onestar cast him and his mother out and prevented them from joining WindClan. He sometimes manipulates cats in similar situations by relating to their experiences.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Evil and cruel as he is, Darktail genuinely loved his mother Smoke, describing her as the only cat he ever cared for.
  • Evil Old Folks: Implied. He was rejected by his father back when he was still Onewhisker, aka back when the Clans still lived in the forest. At the earliest, this puts Darktail in roughly the same generation as Squirrelflight, who is remarked to have been old when she gave birth to Sparkpelt and Alderheart.
  • Evil Overlord: Becomes this as he recruits more and more cats into the Kin and takes over more and more territory.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Appears charismatic when trying to recruit cats, but when he gets serious about his goals he quickly shows his cruel nature.
  • Freudian Excuse: Has only ever known hate, courtesy of his mother, who raised him to hate the Clans due to Onestar preventing them from joining WindClan.
  • Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: While Darktail's backstory does earn him some sympathy, absolutely no one thinks it justifies trying to destroy all the Clans and bringing so much pain and suffering on countless innocent cats, especially since it was actually only Onestar, and not the Clans as a whole, who rejected him.
  • Genius Bruiser: Incredibly skilled in battle and an excellent strategist at the same time.
  • Hero Killer: Is he EVER! Most initial battles against him end with at least one Clan cat dead. He took Onestar's eighth and ninth life (though died too in the latter case), his orchestrated attacks against RiverClan killed several cats and may have taken one of Mistystar's lives, and he is responsible for the disappearances of Dawnpelt and Needletail. He also subdued Rowanstar in battle, and he makes sure to let all of his Kin know that he CAN kill any of them should they resist him.
  • Hypocrite: He's a pretty big one.
    • When called out by Alderpaw for needlessly killing Mistfeather and leaving his body to rot, Darktail rather angrily calls Mistfeather "devious" even though he (Darktail) is extremely devious himself and lied to Alderpaw while Mistfeather told the truth.
    • Darktail hates being betrayed, abandoned, or lied to, and often claims that he and his followers are honorable. However, Darktail often uses lies, trickery and deception to achieve his goals, has betrayed or abandoned other cats (even his own followers) several times.
    • He once tells Violetpaw that he believes sharing to be very important, which Violetpaw internally notes to be a lie; Darktail only shares when it suits his own personal needs.
  • I Will Punish Your Friend for Your Failure: In Shattered Sky, he decides to have Needletail killed as punishment for Violetpaw trying to drug him - though Needletail was already imprisoned and on thin ice with him due to her own actions and Rain's.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • In Thunder and Shadow, he half-blinds Rain after the latter surrenders to him when Darktail defeats him in single combat.
    • In Shattered Sky, Darktail starves the RiverClan cats he's imprisoned into swearing their loyalty to him and humiliates Reedwhisker, the cat who resists the longest, by forcing to repeat it a second time. Worse, even after they give in, Darktail continues to starve the prisoners anyway.
      • In the same book, Darktail manipulates Violetpaw into confessing that Needletail allowed Alderheart and Mothwing access to the Kin's herb store. Immediately afterwards, Darktail reveals that he already knew because Raven told him, which makes Violetpaw realize that he was just toying with her.
  • The Leader: Of The Kin, and later most of ShadowClan, and he sure won't let you forget it.
  • Made of Evil: Was raised to be a killing machine of hatred by his mother for nearly his entire life.
  • Mutual Kill: He and Onestar both drown as their battle takes them deeper and deeper into the lake.
  • Playing Possum: In Shattered Sky, when Rain tries to kill him, he goes limp and stops moving. It's just a trick, and as soon as Rain's back is turned, Darktail kills Rain.
  • Resignations Not Accepted: While seemingly fine with Clan cats leaving The Kin, those cats have never been seen again. When he recruited three kittypets into the Kin, he made it more clear that he would not tolerate their departure.
  • Sadist: One of the worst in the series: Darktail revels in battle and bloodshed, and his favourite execution method is drowning. He also likes to break his enemies/victims through physical and psychological torture before killing them. The most glaring examples of his sadism are shown in Shattered Sky:
    • After taking over RiverClan's territory, Darktail cruelly rubs salt in Mistystar's wound by taking her four most severely injured Clanmates (Icewing, Mintfur, Brackenpelt, and Mistystar's own son and deputy Reedwhisker) prisoner, and forcing her to leave the bodies of her slain Clanmates to rot in the open. It should be noted that taking the wounded prisoner was a Can't Kill You, Still Need You thing, but leaving the dead to rot was a major Kick the Dog moment, and both acts were done with obvious pleasure.
    • While keeping the RiverClan cats prisoner, Darktail cruelly tortures them into swearing an oath of loyalty to him (thus breaking their long-held oath of loyalty to their beloved Clan) by starving them and allowing their wounds to fester. When Reedwhisker, the cat who resists the longest, finally gives in, Darktail gleefully (and needlessly) humiliates him by forcing him to say the oath again, louder. And even after they've given in, Darktail continues to starve them anyway and even gets angry and outright lies that he is feeding them when Scorchfur points out that they should be fed, making it abundantly clear that Darktail is treating the prisoners the way he is purely for his own amusement.
    • After Violetpaw tries and fails to drug him, Darktail murders her best friend Needletail as punishment, but before doing so, he forces Needletail to either kill Violetpaw or be killed herself, expecting that she will choose to die but wanting to torture her and Violetpaw psychologically.
  • Tragic Villain: Darktail can arguably qualify as one, because while his actions are unambiguously horrid, selfish and unjustifiable, absolutely none of what turned him into a villain is actually his fault; it was his father's decision to reject him and his mother's decision to raise him to be a vengeful tyrant. Considering how strong and brilliant Darktail is as a fighter and strategist, it can easily be argued that had his father accepted him and raised him to have good virtues he would've made a wonderful warrior. Furthermore, it is implied that a part of Darktail, however small, genuinely longs for kinship/friendship, but the problem is he doesn't understand exactly how those things are supposed to work in a healthy way, because he has only ever known hatred and selfishness.
  • Social Darwinist: Has no respect for elders or the weak, and makes it clear that he expects them to fend for themselves.
  • Take Over the World: Desires to rule over all the clan territory, even SkyClan's territory which is much farther away. Although he cares more about the Clans' destruction than taking over their territory.
  • The Uriah Gambit: Uses it against RiverClan by sending his elders and recently recruited kittypets into battle first; this works to disrupt RiverClan, and ends poorly for the elders and kittypets, with one of the kittypets dying.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He choked Smokekit into unconsciousness in Onestar's Confession, leaving her for a patrol to find as a vague threat that he isn't above going after Clan kits.
    • It's also revealed in the same book that he attacked a human child at some point after reaching adulthood, which prompted Smoke to flee Twolegplace with him as she knew that he would likely be euthanized for it.


"Is that why we came here? To hide behind the bushes and hunt prey no one else wants? We live on a tiny piece of land when there's a whole territory right there for taking."
Darktail's second in command. He grows close to Needletail Until his death in Shattered Sky, where he is killed after attempting to assassinate Darktail.
  • Affably Evil: While he's just as brutal and cold-blooded as Darktail, he tends to act civilly to cats that aren't his enemies, and he and Needletail quickly form a bond.
  • Always Second Best: In the Asskicking Leads to Leadership culture of the Kin, Rain has aspirations of dethroning Darktail, only to fall short every time and eventually die.
  • Asshole Victim: The readers and most of the characters won't really feel sorry for Rain when Darktail kills him. However, it severely affects Needletail since she was very close to him.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Grows very close to Needletail, and their relationship appears to be based on mutual affection.
  • Eye Scream: Loses one of his eyes in a scuffle with Darktail.
  • Hot-Blooded: Like Darktail, he wants to attack and take over the Clans, but hates waiting around outside their territory and disapproves of Darktail's more patient strategy.
  • Leader Wannabe: Wants to lead the Kin, and attempts to seize power multiple times. He always fails, however. Darktail states that he always knew Rain was one of these after he kills him.
  • Number Two: To Darktail.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Violetpaw takes notice when Rain voices his suspicion over some new Kin cats that Darktail recruited.
  • One-Steve Limit: Averted; he shares his name with a Dawn of the Clans character as well as two Tribe cats, in addition to several clan cats that have Rain as a prefix.
  • Ship Tease: With Needletail. They flirt and spend so much time together that they could be considered mates, but it's never outwardly stated that their relationship is official.
  • The Starscream: Has ambitions of dethroning Darktail and ruling over the Kin and all the Clans. His first rebellion against Darktail ends in his defeat and the loss of an eye. He later tries assassinating Darktail after the leader is heavily injured, but Darktail pulls a Playing Possum and takes Rain off-guard to immediately kill him.
  • War Hawk: Calls Darktail soft as he grows tired of camping outside of Clan territory in Thunder and Shadow and wants to attack the Clans soon, which results in him attacking Darktail in an attempt to seize power. He fails, and Darktail's more patient plan bears fruit while Rain is killed during a second assassination attempt.

    The Sisters 


"A spirit so young needs guiding. He won't understand what he's lost and who waits for him beyond death. We must help him find a place in the hearts of the living and the dead so that he can know both."

The noble, but stubborn leader of the Sisters in Squirrelflight's Hope.

  • Action Girl: According to her fellow Sisters, she is a fighter. She manages to fight a Clan leader, despite being exhausted from a night-long labor.
  • Berserk Button: Has at least two:
    • Antagonizing her fellow Sisters.
    • Trying to tell her what to do.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: As a ghost, she encourages her fellow Sisters to help the Clans, or more accurately, Squirrelflight, because the latter was friendly to them and stood up for them.
  • Did Not Think This Through: Moonlight decides to hold Squirrelflight and Leafstar captive until her kits are born and weaned, believing it to be the safest course of action for the Sisters and makes it clear she believes it will work perfectly. In the end, it just gives the Clans a reason to be suspicious and hostile towards the Sisters, because they didn't make a very good first impression.
  • Fatal Flaw: Stubbornness and Pride; she puts her pride before the needs of her kits, refusing to retreat from the Clans just because she doesn't want to be ordered around, even though its blatantly obvious that she and her fellow Sisters can't win.
  • Hypocrite: Claims that she and her fellow Sisters let their children decide how they want to live, but sends away her own son even though he doesn't want to leave.
    • She hates being disrespected or ordered around and refuses to tolerate it, but she is not above doing the same things to other cats if she thinks it's necessary.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: How she feels about sending away the Sisters' toms, including her own sons, and taking Squirrelflight and Leafstar captive. In the latter case, she claims she's sorry for it, but in the former case she is obviously not sorry.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Moonlight blames an unusually harsh and deadly winter on the extended stay of a tom.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Averted: Even though she's heavily pregnant and she and her fellow Sisters are vastly outnumbered, Moonlight refuses to back down from the Clans.
  • Parental Favoritism: Tree eventually realizes that Moonlight loves his sisters more than him.
  • Pride: One of her biggest flaws. It costs Moonlight her life.


"Toms never want peace, we're better off without them."

Moonlight's second-in-command in Squirrelflight's Hope, and the leader of the Sisters after her death.

  • Action Girl: She is a powerful and intimidating fighter.
  • Berserk Button: Antagonizing, defying or insulting her or her fellow Sisters.
  • Blood Knight: Subverted; while she is a powerful fighter and is perfectly willing to fight if necessary, by her own admission she does not enjoy it.
  • Does Not Like Men: She does not like toms, with her character quote and her harsh attitude towards Tree being prime indicators of this. When Tree comes to negotiate with the Sisters, Snow initially refuses to let him in, glaring at him and wrinkling her nose as though disgusted by his presence.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Played with. She appears to be the most aggressive of the Sisters, as she is the most hostile toward Squirrelflight and Leafstar, even deliberately wounding the latter when she tries to escape. Also, she does not like toms. However, she cares deeply for her fellow Sisters, is very kind to kits, and warms up to Squirrelflight and Leafstar.
  • Number Two: Appears to be this to Moonlight in their first appearance, and becomes leader after Moonight's death.


"We do care! But this is just the way it is."
One of Moonlight's daughters and Tree's littermates.

  • Defecting for Love: In Darkness Within, Snow reveals that Ice found a mate and left the Sisters to be with him, because adult toms are not allowed to live with them.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: When Earth is about to leave the Sisters, Ice falls ill and thus is unable to attend his farewell ceremony. However, Earth does later find Ice again and they speak to each other.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Because she was introduced in Tree's Roots, which came out after Squirrelflight's Hope but takes place before that book, many fans wondered why Ice didn't appear then. Darkness Within reveals that at some point after Tree's Roots, she left the Sisters to be with her mate.

    Other Cats 

The Voice In The Tunnel/Hollyleaf

"You do want to get out, don't you?"

A mysterious cat who appears in Sign of the Moon to lead Ivypool and Blossomfall out of the tunnels. They have apparently been living in the tunnels for quite some time, as they have the entire cave system memorized.

They are revealed in The Forgotten Warrior to be Hollyleaf, who actually survived the tunnel collapse and had been living in the tunnels ever since.

  • Ambiguous Gender: Ivypool can't even tell if this cat is a tom or a she-cat.
  • The Faceless: It's too dark for Ivypool to see them, and they vanish when the cats get to light.
  • No Name Given: They don't offer their name to Ivypool, instead bluntly telling her that they know a way out of the tunnels.
  • The Reveal: Who is it? It's Hollyleaf, alive and well. But you probably already guessed that.

The Traveler

"I have returned. Let vengeance begin."

A mysterious cat who appears at the beginning of The Forgotten Warrior and seeks vengeance against the Clans for some reason.

  • Ambiguous Gender: The prologue avoids referring to the traveler's gender. This helps trick readers into thinking that the traveler is Hollyleaf.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • If it had been Hollyleaf in the prologue, she would have recognized Smokey, and he would have recognized her.
    • Even at her most broken, Hollyleaf definitely wouldn't waste food like the traveler does.
  • Intro-Only Point of View: We get their point of view at the beginning of The Forgotten Warrior, but nowhere else.
  • Mind Screw: If the traveler is Sol as implied by the events of The Forgotten Warrior, then why would he refer to the stars as "the warriors of StarClan". It almost feels like Vicky is trolling us.
  • Red Herring: We don't learn who the traveler is. However, they are definitely not Hollyleaf, the cat that the prologue of The Forgotten Warrior tries to trick the reader into thinking they are.
  • Revenge: According to the traveler, it's their ultimate goal.
  • The Unreveal: We never actually learn who the traveler is. Given the events of the book they appear in, however, they are almost certainly Sol. We hope.

    Other Animals 


"When all cats have closed eyes, we gave the gift of sight to the cat who is blind. You see more than most, but look inside, too. See your own strength."
"Light against dark. This is the end of all things-this is the last sunrise."
Click here  to see her appearance in Secrets of the Clans

A badger who lives by the ocean, Midnight is, unusually for her species, friendly towards cats and knows StarClan quite well. It is she who delivers the prophecy that the Clans must move to a new territory, and also helps the Clans out when her fellow badgers make an attack on the Clans.

  • Ancient Keeper: She is very old (The Last Hope reveals that she has been around since the dawn of time), and supplies the Clans with much hidden knowledge.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Inverted. She and Rock form a Big Good Duumvirate.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In The Last Hope, she saves Lionblaze and ShadowClan from the Dark Forest when she leads The Ancients into the battle.
  • Dead All Along: Word of God reveals in the enhanced ebook edition of The Last Hope that Midnight is a ghost.
  • Eloquent in My Native Tongue: She only talks strangely because cat isn't her mother tongue.
  • Hulk Speak: Midnight is highly intelligent and in fact speaks about four animal languages or more... but that doesn't mean she's mastered them.
  • Mr. Exposition: Her main role in the story is to give information to the Clan cats.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Most badgers are natural enemies of cats, and are angered by the Clans moving into their old territory by the lake. Midnight, by contrast, is friendly towards almost everyone and speaks against her kin, arguing for a peaceful solution.
  • Omniglot: Can speak Badger, Rabbit, Fox, and several types of cat. Why and how she managed to learn all of these languages is never explained.
  • The Omniscient: Hinted at in Midnight and the later books. Finally confirmed in The Last Hope.
  • Really 700 Years Old: It's revealed in The Last Hope that she's been around since the dawn of time.
  • Shout-Out: She talks like Yoda because Vicky is a fan of Star Wars.


A mountain lion who appears in Moonrise on the Tribe mountain. He enjoys eating the Tribe cats, and not much else.

The Dog Pack

"Pack, pack! Kill, kill!"

A group of dogs who were used by the Twolegs in a campaign to track down a group of arsonists who appeared in Rising Storm. While the dogs pretend to comply with the Twolegs, they secretly harbour thoughts of rebellion, and escape through a hole in the fence. Once freed, they wreak havoc in the forest, causing chaos in ThunderClan. They served as major antagonists in A Dangerous Path.

  • Angry Guard Dog: They're completely savage and bloodthirsty.
  • Ax-Crazy: They'll tear apart anything or anyone that gets in their way.
  • Disney Villain Death: Firestar tricks them into falling off a cliff.
  • Dogs Are Dumb: They pack tends to follow their leader rather than thinking for themselves, have a very basic, broken vocabulary (even in sections from the dogs' point of view), and fall for Firestar's plan to throw them off a cliff.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: The pack leader for Tigerstar in A Dangerous Path. He's the overall villain of the book, and he's manipulating them so that they attack ThunderClan, but the pack leader and his dogs do almost all of the work in the book.
  • Hulk Speak: They speak in broken English, saying things like, "Pack, pack. Kill, kill."
  • Taking You with Me: The pack leader grabs Bluestar as he falls off a cliff and pulls her to her death.
  • Would Hurt a Child: They savagely maul Swiftpaw and Brightpaw, killing the former and leaving the latter with lifelong scars.

Samwise in The Rise of Scourge

The dog that Scourge got his first tooth from.

  • Old Dog: He is quite old, and is shown to walk slowly when his owner calls him.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He appears very briefly in The Rise of Scourge, but he paved the way for Tiny becoming Scourge.

The Rat Pack

A vast colony of malicious rats who live near SkyClan's new home. They drove out the old SkyClan, and serve as villains during the present time as well. They are led by a male rat who can speak Cat language.

  • Big Bad: The rat leader, in Firestar's Quest.
  • Hive Mind: They are all synchronized as one, following their leader's wishes.
  • Hive Queen: The leader, though it is male.
  • Keystone Army: Spottedleaf whispers advice to Firestar: "Not many, but one." He realizes that this means that killing the leader will ensure SkyClan's victory, and sure enough, when he does so, they're too confused to fight and are easily defeated.
  • You Dirty Rat!: The rat king is most definitely evil. Subverted with the other rats, as while they appear to be evil, they were merely under control of the rat king and scatter when he is killed by Firestar.

The Beavers

A group of beavers who appeared in The Fourth Apprentice. During a drought, they were taken by scientists to build a dam as an experiment. This dam causes the lake to dry up, leading to the Clan cats heading out on a mission to defeat them.

  • Big Bad: Whichever beaver is in charge would be this for The Fourth Apprentice.
  • Nigh-Invulnerable: Due to their thick pelts, the cats aren't able to hurt them in a fight.


Twolegs in general

Twolegs are what humans are called by the Clans. While they rarely venture directly into Clan territory, their activities frequently cause trouble for the Clans, as they leave dangerous things behind, cause damage to the environment, or hit cats with their cars.

  • Big Bad: In the New Prophecy arc, they destroy the forest to make way for a new Thunderpath, forcing the Clans to flee their home for good.
  • Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp":
    • "Twoleg" is the Clan term for a human. Some cats outside the Clans refer to them as "Nofurs," "Upwalkers," or "housefolk."
    • The Clan cats also have their own words for Twoleg things. For example, a "Twoleg den" is a house, "Twolegplace" is a town, a "monster" is a car, a "Thunderpath" is a road, and "silverthorn" is barbed wire.
  • From Stray to Pet: Twolegs sometimes kidnap Clan cats to keep them as pets, especially RiverClan cats, who are considered very beautiful for their sleek, glossy pelts.
  • Humans Are Cthulhu: Twolegs do a lot of things that are incomprehensible to cats, such as making a lot of noise for seemingly no reason, getting into "monsters", randomly kidnapping cats, or destroying the environment.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Any benevolent Twoleg, from the perspective of a cat.
  • Look Both Ways: For the Clan cats, crossing a Thunderpath is dangerous because of the risk of getting run over by a Twoleg monster.
  • Smash the Symbol: Inadvertently in The New Prophecy. While destroying the forest, the Twolegs chop down Fourtrees for lumber and crush the Great Rock into a pile of pebbles.
  • The Unintelligible: From the cats' point of view, as they don't understand Twoleg language.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: The Twolegs who bring the dog pack to the forest in The Darkest Hour. When they get loose in the forest, Tigerstar attempts to sic them on ThunderClan in an attempt to get them all slaughtered, which leads to Brightpaw being scarred and mutilated, and the deaths of Swiftpaw, Brindleface, and Bluestar.

Ken in Into the Woods
"There you are, Sasha. Let's get you home then."
—Ken in Sasha's dream

Sasha's former owner. He moved to an old age home at the beginning of Into the Woods, and died sometime before the events of Escape from the Forest.

  • Bus Crash: Dies sometime after going to the old age home.
  • Cool Old Guy: Sasha says that he was a good owner and a cool guy.

The Scientists

A group of Twoleg scientists from The Fourth Apprentice. As an experiment, they tried to introduce beavers into the local area by releasing some and allowing them to build a dam. Seeing as this was in the middle of a drought, the results were less than favourable.

  • For Science!: Their motivation for whatever they're doing with the beavers.
  • Idiot Ball: They never considered the negative effects of having beavers build a dam in a drought. This causes the deaths of many animals in the nearby area.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Seeing as they brought the beavers, they could be considered this for The Fourth Apprentice.
  • No Name Given: Justified, since cats can't speak human language, so they wouldn't know what to call the scientists.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: They appear only a handful of times in The Fourth Apprentice, but their actions drive the book's plot.

The Abusive Twoleg

An old man who lives near SkyClan territory. Has a habit of taking in cats, then not caring for them, leaving them an emotional wreck. He also has some dogs. In SkyClan and the Stranger, he no longer lives in his house. Whether this is due to death, moving to a nursing home, troubles with the law, or something else is unknown.

    Mythological Characters 


"Ha! Such a beast would be no match for a LeopardClan warrior. We would outrun it, outsmart it, and kill it."
A LeopardClan warrior famous for killing Rage, an enormous boar.
  • Combat Pragmatist: She kills Rage by tricking him into hurtling himself off a cliff into the river, and pinning him underwater until he drowns. Then she kills Fury by weakening her in a fight and then driving her onto the stepping-stones where she falls into the river and drowns.
  • The Determinator: She successfully fought and killed two huge boars, one after the other.
  • Oh, Crap!: After killing Rage, she looks up and sees his mate Fury, an even bigger, fiercer she-boar.


The biggest and most dangerous boar in the forest, eventually killed by Fleetfoot.


A boar who is Rage's mate, and is even larger than him.


"This was a dangerous thing you did. You should know better than to bargain with snakes. They are cunning and will outwit us every time."
An ancient leader of LionClan.
  • King of Beasts: He was a lion and the leader of LionClan.
  • The Leader: Of LionClan in ancient myth.
  • Meaningful Name: Leader of the golden-furred LionClan cats.
  • Papa Wolf: When Thorntooth kidnapped Goldenstar's daughter Petalkit, Shadestar was terrified that he would slaughter all of her Clan in order to rescue his cub. She called a Gathering to return Petalkit at once.


"What have you done? This will mean war. LionClan will not rest until they rescue this kit. They will slaughter us all if they have to."
An ancient leader of TigerClan.
  • Everyone Has Standards: At first, she did not care that Thorntooth was stealing kits and prey from the other Clans. But when he kidnapped Petalkit, Goldenstar's only daughter, she decided things had to stop.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Like the rest of TigerClan, she was jealous of LionClan's golden manes and LeopardClan's ability to run faster than any other cats, and wanted something to set her Clan apart. She got her wish when TigerClan was sentenced to hunt only in darkness for a moon as punishment for Thorntooth's crimes, and when they appeared at the next Gathering, they saw that they now had black stripes.
  • The Leader: Of TigerClan in ancient myth.


"But it's not fair! TigerClan has nothing special. We are plain orange cats with no great skills. We should have something to set us apart like LionClan and LeopardClan have!"
An ancient warrior of TigerClan, who became infamous for stealing kits from other Clans and raiding their fresh-kill piles.
  • Didn't Think This Through: He did not consider the consequences when he kidnapped Goldenstar's daughter. Fortunately, his leader Shadestar calls a Gathering and returns Petalkit to LionClan before things can escalate any further.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He was jealous of LionClan's golden manes and LeopardClan's ability to run faster than any other cats, and decided to steal their kits and food in retaliation.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: He wanted his Clan to have something special that set them apart from LionClan and LeopardClan. He got his wish.
  • "Just So" Story: Supposedly, it's because of him that all TigerClan cats have striped pelts.


"I have been living at these rocks for a thousand moons. Spare my life, and I shall grant you one wish."
A gigantic snake who lived at Snakerocks in the mythology of the Clans, who had terrorized the Clans for many moons. Soon, a LionClan warrior named Sunpelt decided to do something about it.
  • Always a Bigger Fish: The cats of TigerClan, LionClan, and LeopardClan were fierce predators and rulers of the forest...but Mouthclaw was easily big enough to swallow them whole.
  • Jackass Genie: She tricks Sunpelt by granting him one wish, which was for her to shrink down to the size of a cat's tail. So she does so...with a twist: she splits herself into many tiny and venomous snakes.
  • Monster Progenitor: According to Clan myth, all snakes at Snakerocks descend from her.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her eyes are described as "evil red slits".
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: An evil snake who preyed on the ancient Clan cats.
  • Serpent of Immortality: Said to have lived at Snakerocks for countless years.


"I wish that you would shrink to the length of a cat's tail. If you were that small, then I would allow you to remain living at Snakerocks."
A LionClan warrior who set out to fight and kill Mouthclaw.
  • Fearless Fool: He was brave enough to take on Mouthclaw by himself, but apparently he wasn't smart enough to just kill her instead of falling for her tricks.
  • Meaningful Name: LionClan cats had fur as golden as the sun.
  • Victory by Endurance: He took on Mouthclaw and fought her by running from rock to rock, but staying out of her reach and forcing her to chase him until she was too exhausted to move.