You are the protagonist, a young former house cat who was chased from the neighborhood and who ended up joining a local group of feral cats, called ThunderClan.
- Character Customization: You can choose whether the protagonist is a tom or a she-cat. As well, you can choose which skills they learn.
- An update to the demo features even more customization options, including the ability to change his/her coat and change the prefix to their name. You can also choose their kittypet name separately.
- Combat Medic: Since you automatically get an offensive skill, if you take the "First-Aid Lick" skill, you become this. It's also possible to become Blackheart's apprentice, but since you still have to go through your warrior apprenticeship while he and Briarstar try to make it official, you get training in both fighting and healing.
- Deadpan Snarker: There are several dialogue options in this vein. Sometimes they're just this by default.Blackheart: Sorry, [Kittypet], this is a meeting for very important cats only.
Kittypet: Then why are you here?
- Guile Hero: You can play this by carefully lying for your Clan's benefit. If your hidden "Deceitfulness" value is one of your highest personality traits, you even get commended for your cleverness at your warrior or medicine cat ceremony.
- Honor Before Reason: You can alternately chose to play as an absolute stickler for the warrior code. There's even an achievement for being "painfully honest" if you never lie, even if doing so would help more than not.
- I Gave My Word: Your "honor" stat tracks how well you keep your promises. Since it's separate from "honesty/deceit", it's entirely possible to play a cat who lies but always keeps true to their word.
- Jerkass: Ho boy. There are some very rude and cruel dialogue options, among them telling Duskpaw that no one would ever love him or Badgerpaw that she's useless.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: You can play yourself as rough around the edges but a good cat deep down, by picking snarky or rude options but running into danger for your Clan when the moment calls.
- Naïve Newcomer: As a six-moons old cat and newcomer to Clan life, you are very unaware of the ins and outs of the wild.
- Nice Cat: If you choose to be as polite and kind as possible.
- Purely Aesthetic Gender: You can choose whether the protagonist is a tom or a she-cat, but it does not effect the character stats.
- Ship Tease: There are bits with all the apprentices, and even some cats like Blackheart, fragments from when romance was going to be implemented in the demo.
- Sociopathic Hero: You can do some downright evil crap, like leaving a kit to die or bullying Kestrelpaw into the Hawk party.
A young apprentice who dreams of being a hero. He quickly strikes up a friendship with the protagonist, and takes it upon himself to make the newcomer feel welcome in the Clan.
- Amazon Chaser: Has a crush on Nettlepaw/claw, who's three moons his senior and a prodigious fighter.
- Heroic Second Wind: During the thicket scene, the first time he gets knocked out during the fight with the fox, he gets right back up and says that he's not going down before it does.
- Heroic Wannabe: Constantly speaks about how he definitely wants to become a great hero. He's not quite there yet, but he thinks of himself as one.
- Hero-Worshipper: Absolutely adores both his father Larktail, who sacrificed himself to save the Clan, and Lionblaze, who lived generations ago. He talks about them all the time.
- Leeroy Jenkins: He's always the first one charging into battle, no matter how outmatched he is or what potential consequences there may be.
- Sarcasm-Blind: If you suggest he try to kill a she-cat's father and burn her kits alive as a sign of affection, he takes it completely at face value and enthusiastically wonders why he didn't think of it before.
- Stone Wall: Mechanically, he's the best tank in the game (barring potentially you), with a lot of skills for redirecting Aggression, keeping his health up, and even keeping himself from being knocked out. However, he's not very fast, and he primarily relies on his weak auto-attack for damage.
- Theme Naming: He and his sister Dawnkit have matching names corresponding to sunrise and sunset.
- Took a Level in Idealism: A flashback reveals he used to be a timid and worried kit. After his sister drowned, he was determined to be a hero, so he'd never have to lose anyone like that again.
- Unskilled, but Strong: He has the highest attack of the party, but doesn't know any good attack skills, so he needs his auto-attack to deal damage.
The eldest apprentice. Nettlepaw is a prodigy, who fights at the level of warriors. Although she acts haughty, she cares deeply for her friends, and yearns for approval from others.
- Child of Two Worlds: She's half-WindClan, born from her mother's affair with Rabbitclaw.
- Glass Cannon: Mechanically speaking. She deals a lot of damage, but doesn't have the health or skills to endure the punishment of having high Aggression. The solution is therefore to ensure your tank keeps higher Aggression than her.
- Hidden Depths: Despite her skill at fighting, she's a proponent for peace and aligned with the Doves. Being with the Hawks, or worse, forcing Kestrelpaw to join, will make her hate you.
- Hopeless Boss Fight: If you try to fight her during training, she utterly annihilates you.
- In the Blood: She's a clawdancer, like her father Rabbitclaw.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She can be bossy and arrogant, but she cares a lot about Kestrelpaw. If she becomes a warrior, she still makes the time to hang out with the apprentices.
- Oblivious to Love: Duskpaw's painfully obvious flirting is treated with bafflement by her. A certain conversation choice reveals she actually knows and was pretending to be oblivious, since she sees him as a brother.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Rabbit. On a certain day, you can catch and bring her one to raise approval.
- What the Hell, Player?: If do enough to anger her (like fighting Kestrelpaw during training), she'll hate you and call you out for being a jerk when Duskpaw mentions going to hang out in the thicket.
A sickly apprentice, and Badgerpaw's brother. Worried that his illness will end his warrior career, Kestrelpaw desperately wants to leave a mark on the world before he's gone.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: He doesn't think too highly of himself, and can sometimes even take compliments as him being mocked.
- Ill Boy: He's very sickly, which other characters worry could impede his warrior career.
- Incurable Cough of Death: Nothing Blackheart does seems to be able to help his illness.
- Killed Off for Real: When the fox attacks, if you pick yourself as the one running to the Clan to get help, he'll die.
- Sibling Team: He and his sister can use the "dual strike" skill, where they unleash a powerful attack by both attacking the same enemy.
- Support Party Member: He's not that great for attacking, but makes up for it by being able to inflict status effects.
One of the apprentices, and sister to Kestrelpaw. Badgerpaw is lazy and ignores her training, leaving her weaker than the other apprentices.
- Cowardly Lion: Blackheart refers to her as one, saying that her requests to be his apprentice stem from her trying to run away. That said, she will stand and fight with you if you're attacked while she's in your patrol, and her personal quest is about overcoming her cowardice.
- Hidden Depths: Fulfilling the right criteria unlocks a conversation with her that reveals that her "laziness" actually stems from being terrified by the life of a warrior. She wonders if it would be better if she became a kittypet, but stays in the Clan to keep her brother safe.
- Never My Fault: She'll get mad at the protagonist if they become a medicine cat, referring to them taking away her last hope. Problem is, she didn't put much effort into trying for the position beyond constantly pestering Blackheart, so one can hardly blame him for passing her over.
- Sibling Team: She and her brother can use the "dual strike" skill, where they unleash a powerful attack by both attacking the same enemy.
- The Slacker: She puts as little effort into her training as she can get away with.
The leader of ThunderClan. While he lacks faith in the protagonist, he allows them to join to proof themself.
- The Leader: He's the leader of ThunderClan.
The protagonist's mentor and Nettlepaw's mother. She is uncertain about the protagonist's abilities.
- Dark and Troubled Past: She had a relationship with Rabbitclaw, who didn't give two mouse tails about her, and stole their son on Stormstar's orders without a thought to how she might feel.
- The Mentor: She's the mentor to the protagonist.
- Mr. Exposition: She provides a ton of info on the Clans, how things work, and recent events, to the protagonist.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: Her mate and Nettleclaw's father was Rabbitclaw, in WindClan.
- War Hawk: She's a member of the Hawk party, pushing for war with ShadowClan to reclaim territory for ThunderClan and reassert themselves.
ThunderClan's medicine cat. Appears to be creepy and menacing, but really just likes to mess with other cats.
- The Charmer: He flirts with the female medicine cats, and if you're playing female and give him a feather as a sign of friendship, he says he'd never turn it down from a she-cat. Given his profession, his flirtiness is probably not serious.
- Deadpan Snarker: He could give Jayfeather a run for his money in the snarkiness department.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's sarcastic, has a bit too dark of a sense of humor, and is rude if he doesn't like you, but he's completely dedicated to his patients. His rant about why being a medicine cat is important also shows just how much dedication he has to his job.
- The Medic: He's ThunderClan's medicine cat.
- Non-Indicative Name: He was given the "Black-" prefix...but is a gray cat. Apparently his mother was just as much of a Troll as him. Also, while "Blackheart" as a whole sounds threatening, he's a good guy.
- Obviously Evil: Played with. Everything about him screams "bad guy", which is repeatedly joked about by the other characters, and he really isn't evil in the slightest.
- Secret Test of Character: If you're on good terms and suggest that giving ShadowClan herbs could stop the war, he'll ask if you can promise that. Saying no is the correct choice, as he'll give you the herbs in appreciation for your honesty.
- Troll: Telling you hawks will pick you up and carry you away on your first day, saying he needs your heart to cure Kestrelpaw, saying the final stage of your medicine cat ceremony is eating deathberries...he lives for screwing with cats.
- Tsundere: Very mild Type A. If he's on good terms with you, he'll tell you he hates you.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: He's snarky and likes it if you are too, so a positive relationship with him ends up like this.
A rude elder who is racist against house cats.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Maybe not pure gold, but there seems to be something there. He encourages you to feed Redflower first, thinking she needs the food more. As well, if either of the kits dies, he laments that it should have been him instead. And if you have Nettlepaw with you when he tells Firestar's story, he won't include his insult towards HalfClan cats.
- Racist Grandpa: He's prejudiced against kittypets and HalfClan cats.
- Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: He's rude to absolutely everyone.
A generally friendly elder.
- Cool Old Lady: She's very nice to the protagonist, contrasting Mosstail.
Other Clan Cats
ShadowClan's medicine cat, who is controlled in the tutorial.
The apparent main villain of the game. Splashstar believes that only Clanborn kits deserve the protection of the warrior code, and has decided to purge all who she deems impure.
- A Nazi by Any Other Name: Wants to purge all HalfClan cats and cats born outside the Clans to make her Clan pure.
- Big Bad: She appears to be the main villain of the game, given her dangerous amount of power and the threat she represents to the Clans.
- The Ghost: While her influence can be felt and several cats speak of her, she doesn't appear at all in the demo, beyond a cameo at the Gathering.
- The Leader: She is the leader of RiverClan at the beginning of the game.
A former leader of WindClan. She became obsessed with StarClan and tried to destroy the warrior code. The other Clans had to unite to drive her out.
- The Caligula: She went mad with power and the other Clans had to take her down.
- Identical Stranger: She and Briarstar have the same face sprite. Whether this means anything is unclear, given that they have different body sprites.
- The Leader: She was the former leader of WindClan.
- Unwitting Pawn: While she was a zealot, it appears that she was completely duped and manipulated by the "Starry Guard".
MikanThe first friendly character that greets the protagonist. He inspires the protagonist to head towards ThunderClan.
- Urban Legends: Mikan tells you all about that tribe of cats beside the lake.
- "I heard that they murder cats for fun and sharpen their claws on their victim's bones."
The aggressive cat that drives the protagonist away from the neighborhood.