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|"It's okay to be sad. If you ever want to talk about your brother, I'm always here."|
|— Cherryfall reassuring Stormpaw about Benny in Bramblestar's Storm, page 456|
Cherryfall is a ThunderClan warrior who has served under Bramblestar's, the impostor's, Squirrelflight's, Lionblaze's, and Graystripe's leaderships in the lake territories. She was born as Cherrykit to Berrynose and Poppyfrost with her brother, Molekit. As an apprentice named Cherrypaw, Foxleap was appointed as her mentor, but her training was taken over by Whitewing after Foxleap was killed in the Great Battle. She served as a messenger with her brother during the battle. After becoming a warrior, Cherryfall gained Sparkpelt as an apprentice and took part in Alderpaw's journey to find SkyClan. During the impostor's reign, her father, Berrynose, was killed in a battle against the impostor. After the impostor's identity was revealed to be Ashfur, Cherryfall advocated to kill his body in hopes of Bramblestar returning.
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- Sandstorm: "You had a big scare. But there's no need to invent mysterious cats coming to the rescue. Brightheart and your mentors did a great job scaring the fox away."
- Cherrypaw: "But we're not making it up!"
- The Forgotten Warrior, page 62
- Cherrykit and her brother Molekit are born to Poppyfrost and Berrynose during a greenleaf drought. She catches whitecough, but recovers and receives her apprentice name, Cherrypaw. During their training, the siblings are attacked by a fox, but are saved by an unknown cat, which the Clan believes to be Sol. Later, she is poisoned after mistaking water hemlock for parsley. In the Great Battle, she and her brother wish to fight, but are assigned instead as messengers.
- "I think Sparkpaw is right. Something is . . . off about these cats. I think they're beyond our help. Is all this really what you saw in your dream?"
- ―Cherryfall to Alderpaw about Darktail's group The Apprentice's Quest, page 206
- Cherryfall: "I don't know why we're wasting time tidying up the camp when there's a more important problem we should be dealing with."
- Lionblaze: "You mean Ashfur?"
- Darkness Within, page 281
- During the impostor's reign of ThunderClan, her father, Berrynose, is killed in a battle against the impostor. When Squirrelflight's status as acting leader is thrown into question following Bramblestar's spirit continued absence, Cherryfall supports Squirrelflight to Breezepelt. She also sides with Lionblaze about killing Ashfur in Bramblestar's body, arguing that the dark warrior might be plotting something while they sit around without deciding what to do about the former StarClan spirit residing in their former leader's corpse. She later guards Ashfur's prison with Whitewing in ShadowClan's camp, and goes on a patrol to ShadowClan with Squirrelflight, Lionblaze, and Bristlefrost, with Cherryfall again arguing in favor of executing Ashfur and that Bramblestar won't be coming back.
- "Careful, Molewhisker. You don't talk to our Clan leader like that!"
- ―Cherryfall after Bramblestar accidentally steps on Molewhisker's tail Bramblestar's Storm, page 103
- Molepaw: "We're very sorry. What we did was wrong, and we broke the warrior code."
- Cherrypaw: "It won't happen again."
- Dovewing's Silence, page chapter 9
- In Dovewing's Silence, Cherrypaw and Molepaw remain distrustful towards the former Dark Forest trainees. The apprentices devise a plan to lead them to a crazed, trapped fox in order to scare them. Though the fox is killed, it injures many, and the apprentices are scolded for their recklessness. Ultimately, Cherrypaw and Molepaw make amends with the Dark Forest trainees.
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|Cherrypaw's apprentice ceremony|
- Cherryfall's parents are Poppyfrost and Berrynose. Her brother is Molewhisker. For more of Cherryfall's family, click here!
- Hollyleaf's Story
- The Fourth Apprentice (First appearance)
- Mistystar's Omen (Allegiance only)
- Fading Echoes
- Night Whispers
- Sign of the Moon
- The Forgotten Warrior
- The Last Hope
- Dovewing's Silence
- Crowfeather's Trial
- Bramblestar's Storm
- The Apprentice's Quest
- Thunder and Shadow
- Shattered Sky
- Darkest Night
- Tigerheart's Shadow (Allegiance only)
- River of Fire
- Tawnypelt's Clan (Allegiance only)
- Spotfur's Rebellion
- The Raging Storm
- Squirrelflight's Hope
- Lost Stars
- The Silent Thaw
- Veil of Shadows (Allegiance only)
- Darkness Within
- Graystripe's Vow (Allegiance only)
- Daisy's Kin
- The Place of No Stars
- Cherryfall has loner blood through Daisy and Smoky.
- Cherryfall and Molewhisker are the first cats Bramblestar made warriors.
- In The Forgotten Warrior, Molewhisker and Cherryfall are said to be almost six moons old. However, judging by the season they were born and the season they were apprenticed in, both of them were over a year old and roughly six moons late in being apprenticed.
- She and Molewhisker are mistakenly listed as kits in the allegiances in The Forgotten Warrior and The Last Hope, despite having already been apprenticed.
- She is mistakenly said to be Mousewhisker's sister.
- Cherrykit: "That was the worst pounce I've ever seen!"
- Molekit: "You do better, then."
- Fading Echoes, page 26
- Cherrykit: "Look, Molekit! She's doing it herself!"
- Molekit: "Go, Briarlight!"
- Fading Echoes, page 178
- "You're so brave!"
- ―Cherrypaw to Ivypool about spying on the Dark Forest The Last Hope, page 237
- Ivypool: "And hedgehogs can fly. You can barely stand. And don't try to hide your paw from me, Cherryfall. I can see the blood on it."
- Cherryfall: "It's only a ripped claw."
- Bramblestar's Storm, page 87
- Sandstorm: "I'm not sure . . . You know that warriors don't eat kittypet food."
- Cherryfall: "It's not kittypet food. It's Twoleg food."
- The Apprentice's Quest, page 131
- "Come down! You'll fall in, and how will we get you out?"
- ―Cherryfall telling her apprentice to get down from the trash can The Apprentice's Quest, page 131
- Cherryfall: "At least they caught something. Some of our visitors as still too weak to hunt."
- Twigpaw: "It's not their fault. They've been through a lot."
- Darkest Night, pages 8-9
- (Indirect mention only)
- (Allegiance only)
- (Allegiance only)
- (Mentioned only)
- (Indirect mention only)
Notes and references
- Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 199
- Revealed in Fading Echoes, allegiances
- Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 49
- Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, allegiances
- Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, allegiances
- Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 63
- Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
- Revealed in Hollyleaf's Story, page 76
- Revealed in Sunset, page 193
- Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 45
- Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, pages 49-50
- Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, allegiances
- Revealed in The Last Hope, allegiances
- Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 28
|Medicine cats||Jayfeather • Alderheart|
|Warriors||Thornclaw • Whitewing • Birchfall • Mousewhisker (Baypaw) • Poppyfrost • Cinderheart (Finchpaw) • Bumblestripe • Blossomfall • Ivypool • Cherryfall • Molewhisker • Lilyheart (Flamepaw) • Dewnose • Stormcloud • Fernsong • Sorrelstripe • Hollytuft • Sparkpelt • Honeyfur • Leafshade • Twigbranch • Finleap • Eaglewing (Myrtlepaw) • Plumstone • Shellfur • Bristlefrost • Thriftear • Flipclaw|
|Apprentices||Baypaw • Myrtlepaw • Flamepaw • Finchpaw|
|Queens||Daisy • Spotfur|
|Elders||Brackenfur • Brightheart • Cloudtail|