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"Of course. I have made good friends in all the Clans. I've seen kits born and watched elders leave on their final journey to Silverpelt. I've made the long journey to the Clans' new home. Believe me, I wouldn't change a single day. I know it is not in your power to give me longer with my Clan, but I can't help wanting more."
— Cinderpelt to the StarClan cats in Twilight, page 3

Cinderpelt is a small[16] and sleek-furred,[17] dark[18] smoky[19] gray she-cat[18] with pale blue eyes,[20] and a twisted hind leg.[21]

Cinderpelt was a ThunderClan medicine cat who has served under Bluestar's, Firestar's, and briefly Graystripe's leaderships in the forest and lake territories. She was born as Cinderkit to Lionheart and Frostfur alongside her siblings, Brackenfur, Thornclaw, and Brightheart. She and her siblings were captured by ShadowClan, but they were later rescued by a ThunderClan patrol and ShadowClan's elders. She was apprenticed early as Cinderpaw with Fireheart as her mentor. However, she was caught in a trap set by Tigerclaw that was originally meant for Bluestar, causing her to be struck by a monster on the Thunderpath and to sustain a permanent leg injury that prevented her from becoming a warrior. Despite this, Cinderpaw found her place in the Clan by becoming Yellowfang's apprentice as a medicine cat. Though she blamed herself for Silverstream's death while kitting, she grew into a skilled medicine cat and earned her full name, Cinderpelt.

Cinderpelt nursed two ShadowClan warriors, Littlecloud and Whitethroat, back to health despite Fireheart's warnings and devised a cure for their sickness. She was later devastated over Yellowfang's death, but she continued to serve ThunderClan. After Firestar went on a quest, she briefly led ThunderClan alongside Graystripe. Eventually, she became a mentor to Leafpool and participated on the Great Journey to the lake where StarClan foretold her of her death, but omitted when this would happen. Cinderpelt was at odds when Leafpool left the Clan to be with Crowfeather, but she protected Sorreltail during her kitting from badgers when they attacked camp, dying in the process, rendering Leafpool devastated. She was given a second chance at life and was reborn as Cinderkit, her brother Brackenfur's kit. After Cinderpelt's spirit separated from Cinderheart's, she ascended to StarClan and gave Brambleclaw one of his nine lives.


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The Prophecies Begin[]

"It's just sometimes I dream about being in the forest, hunting with Brackenpaw, and then I wake up and the pain in my leg reminds me that I'll never hunt again. It feels too much to bear. I have to pretend that maybe, one day, I'll be able to hunt."
―Cinderpaw to Fireheart Fire and Ice, page 234
Cinderkit is born to Frostfur with her three siblings. Her littermates are kidnapped by Clawface, a ShadowClan warrior, but are rescued by a ThunderClan patrol. She is apprenticed to Fireheart at three moons old, being very energetic and eager to learn. Tigerclaw asks for Bluestar to meet him on the Thunderpath to give her a message, but the leader is unable to because she is ill. Despite Fireheart forbidding her, Cinderpaw goes to the Thunderpath and is struck by a monster, injuring her leg, which never properly heals, preventing her from becoming a warrior. Cinderpaw is upset and feels useless, but finds her place, following the path of a medicine cat with Yellowfang's guidance.
Yellowfang and Cinderpaw

Cinderpaw and her mentor, Yellowfang

Graystripe's mate, Silverstream, begins kitting at Sunningrocks, but complications arise, and Fireheart finds Cinderpaw to help. Despite Cinderpaw's best efforts to save her, Silverstream loses too much blood and dies, and she blames herself for the queen's death. After Tigerclaw betrays ThunderClan and is exiled, Cinderpaw finds a rotting magpie on the fresh-kill pile and believes it to be a sign from StarClan that Bluestar's leadership is deteriorating. She is later given her full medicine cat name, Cinderpelt. When two sick ShadowClan warriors, Littlecloud and Whitethroat, come to ThunderClan for help due to their Clan dying from Carrionplace disease, they are rejected by Bluestar, Fireheart, and Yellowfang. However, Cinderpelt goes behind her leader's back by healing the two in secret. Fireheart finds out, but doesn't reveal it to anyone, not even Yellowfang. When a fire breaks out on ThunderClan territory, Yellowfang dies trying to aid their trapped Clanmates. Cinderpelt grieves for her lost mentor and is nervous about being the Clan's only medicine cat, but grows more confident in her role as time passes.
She has a dream of ferocious dogs panting "Pack pack, kill kill" and is worried it's a sign from StarClan of danger to come. Her sister, Brightpaw, is brought back to camp after being mauled by the pack of dogs, and Cinderpelt saves her. She tags along with Fireheart as he goes to receive his nine lives from StarClan after Bluestar loses her last life. She later goes on to save Sorrelkit after Darkstripe feeds her deathberries. Cinderpelt prepares to heal the wounded, with the help of Fernpaw, as the battle with BloodClan draws near.

The New Prophecy[]

"We cannot change our destiny. We just have to have the courage to know what it is, and accept it."
―Cinderpelt to Leafpool Twilight, page 309
Cinderpelt is now mentoring Firestar and Sandstorm's daughter, Leafpaw. While they are out collecting herbs, Cinderpelt sees an omen of a tiger leaping into flames and believes it might mean Brambleclaw and Squirrelpaw may be a danger to the Clan; however, this was later proven to be false, as Squirrelpaw and Brambleclaw came together to help save the Clan. ThunderClan abandons their camp as Twolegs draw too close, and she travels with the Clans on the Great Journey. Once they reach the lake territories, Cinderpelt and the other medicine cats discuss how they will communicate with StarClan, since the Moonstone is far behind them. Leafpaw discovers the Moonpool, and Cinderpelt gives her apprentice her full name, Leafpool, in honor of discovering the Moonpool.
StarClan gives Cinderpelt the troubling news that she will die sometime soon, and she accepts this. She confronts Leafpool about her relationship with Crowfeather, a WindClan warrior, which escalates into an argument. Leafpool leaves Cinderpelt and ThunderClan behind and runs off with Crowfeather. During Sorreltail's kitting, badgers attack ThunderClan's camp, and Cinderpelt defends her clanmates to the best of her abilities, but is fatally wounded. Leafpool returns just before she dies, and Cinderpelt tells that her she knows the Clan will be well cared for. Shortly after, Leafpool learns that Cinderpelt has been reborn as one of Sorreltail's kits, Cinderkit, to have a second chance to live the life of a warrior.

Omen of the Stars[]

"I will never forget who I was before. Thank you for being my first life."
―Cinderheart to Cinderpelt The Forgotten Warrior, chapter 17
After seeing Cinderpelt's memories in a dream, Cinderheart realizes the medicine cat was reborn as her. She regains all of Cinderpelt's knowledge of healing and memories, suffering from an identity crisis, and no longer knowing who she is. She later decides to be a warrior and becomes mates with Lionblaze. Due to this, Cinderpelt's spirit separates from her and thanks her before joining StarClan.

Super Editions[]

This section summarizes Cinderpelt's significant Super Editions appearances. If you're looking for a full list, find one here!

"But you didn't kill [Snake]. You chose mercy, for Snake and for Gremlin. And, in the end, for Fury. It was the right choice. BloodClan is gone, and the forest is peaceful again. Graystripe, you're becoming wise enough to be a Clan leader."
―Cinderpelt reassuring Graystripe over his worries Graystripe's Vow, page 362
In Graystripe's Vow, Cinderpelt helps lead ThunderClan with Graystripe while Firestar and Sandstorm embark on a journey to rebuild SkyClan, with only her and Graystripe knowing of their departure. While Graystripe struggles leading the Clan, Cinderpelt supports him through all of his decisions, and she defends him whilst their Clanmates doubt his leadership and Firestar's short-noticed departure. Cinderpelt assists ThunderClan and Graystripe preparing for their next battle against BloodClan. She goes to the Moonstone when Graystripe was doubting himself on what to do with Gremlin, a BloodClan queen, and she tells Graystripe to follow his instincts after StarClan gave her a message for Graystripe regarding the future battle. After the battle, Cinderpelt helps heal Fury's wound and worries over the heavily pregnant Gremlin, but wants to make sure her unborn kits are safe. When Graystripe is worrying that he almost killed Snake, Cinderpelt reassures him that he showed mercy towards Snake, Fury, and Gremlin, and tells him he made the right choice, adding that Graystripe is becoming wise enough to be a Clan leader.

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Injuries gained[]

The following is a chronological list of scars and/or major injuries that Cinderpelt has gained:

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Lives granted[]

The following is a list of gifts Cinderpelt has granted during nine lives ceremonies:


Cinderpelt's parents are Lionheart and Frostfur. Her siblings are Brackenfur, Brightheart, and Thornclaw. For more of Cinderpelt's family, click here!



Toys and Plush[]

Cinderpelt Large Plush Cat[]

  • Series 3
  • Large soft plush of Cinderpelt, approximately 35cm in length.
  • It’s time for ThunderClan's medicine cat to have her time in the plush spotlight. Sensitively showcasing her broken hind leg, the soft figure comes with an embroidered ThunderClan icon on one paw, and the she-cat's piercing blue eyes.
  • Approximately $34.99 USD.

Cinderpelt & Brightheart - Mini Collector Figures[]

Cinderpelt and Brightheart

Cinderpelt and Brightheart

  • Series 2
  • This pair of ThunderClan sisters have both triumphed after formidable challenges. Cinderpelt's dreams of becoming a warrior were dashed the day she broke her leg, but she excelled in her new role as a medicine cat. Meanwhile, Brightheart's determination to prove herself a great warrior almost came at the cost of her life—though she too would overcome her injuries and earn a place of honor in the Clan.
  • Also included in a three-pack bundle with the rest of Series 2: Blackstar, Jayfeather, Ravenpaw, and Sandstorm.
  • Approximate individual price is $12.99 USD, and the three-pack bundle is $38.97 USD.


Warrior Cats Minis Scatter T-shirt[]


A ladies fit black Minis Scatter t-shirt

  • A made-to-order t-shirt featuring Squirrelflight, Yellowfang, Graystripe, Jayfeather, Brightheart, Cinderpelt, Tawnypelt, and Firestar as minis. Available in black or white in unisex, ladies, or youth sizes.
  • Approximately $32.95 USD.


Did you know that Cinderpelt and Brackenfur were apprenticed before they were six moons old? For more trivia about Cinderpelt, click here!


Cinderpelt: "Because while you’re dreaming about [Spottedleaf], there’s another cat—a living one—right under your nose whom you should be thinking about instead."
Fireheart: "What are you talking about?"
Cinderpelt: "Haven't you noticed?"
Fireheart: "Noticed what?"
Cinderpelt: "Fireheart, every cat in the Clan can see that Sandstorm is very, very fond of you!"
—Cinderpelt telling Fireheart about Sandstorm's fondness towards him Rising Storm, page 155

"Why can't you let her rest in StarClan? I know she was special to you, but remember what Yellowfang said to me when I couldn't stop thinking about Silverstream: Put your energy into today. Stop worrying about the past."
―Cinderpelt to Fireheart Rising Storm, page 154

"I can tell how much this means to you. And if it is really your destiny, then you must go wherever your paws lead you. But be careful- StarClan may not be able to watch over you. Our warrior ancestors do not walk in all skies."
―Cinderpelt to Firestar Firestar's Quest, page 110

Cinderpelt: "It's not just about rules. Your sympathy for other Clans and your willingness to see that sometimes rules have to be ignored will make you a great medicine cat in the end."
Leafpaw: "Really?"
Cinderpelt: "Really. 'Medicine cat' means nothing on it's own, without an understanding of what should be done - which isn't always what you first think. Remember what I've always told you about Yellowfang? She never followed the rules, but she was one of the best medicine cats the forest has ever seen."
—Cinderpelt to Leafpaw about being a medicine cat Moonrise, page 107

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Cinderpelt: "So do I. But I can pass on to you what she taught me. To truly be a medicine cat lies in a cat's heart, and all its five senses. You must be braver than warriors, wiser than a Clan leader, humbler than the tiniest kit, more willing to learn than any apprentice..."
Leafpaw: "I'm not sure I can be all of that..."
Cinderpelt: "Well, I am sure. For we do not achieve this by ourselves, but by the strength of StarClan within us."
—Cinderpelt to Leafpaw Moonrise, page 108

Cinderpelt: "I know they spoke to me, but I couldn't tell what they were saying. It was as if their voices were drowned by the roaring wind."
Leafpaw: "You couldn't make out anything?"
Cinderpelt: "Nothing. But they were there."
—Cinderpelt to Leafpaw about StarClan when she was at the Moonstone, before The Great Journey Dawn, pages 259-260

"Don't grieve, Bluestar. I know my Clan will be well cared for after I am gone."
―Cinderpelt to Bluestar in StarClan Twilight, page 3

Cinderpelt: "Of course you have. But a medicine cat has to control those feelings for the good of the Clan. The path we follow has its own rewards. I've never felt cheated by the destiny StarClan sent me."
Leafpool: "You can't possibly understand! You've never been in love! It's easy for you. You never wanted anything else."
Cinderpelt: "How do you know what I want? How do you know what hopes I gave up to follow the path StarClan laid out for me?"
—Cinderpelt's fury towards Leafpool Twilight, pages 246-247

"We cannot change our destiny. We just have to have the courage to know what it is, and accept it. StarClan is waiting for me. Good-bye, Leafpool."
―Cinderpelt to Leafpool as she dies Twilight, page 309

"My head is so full of memories! I feel as though there are two lives inside of me, not one. How can it be my choice to make? Doesn't Cinderpelt have a choice? I can't make her be a warrior! She was a medicine cat!"
―Cinderheart to Lionblaze The Last Hope, page 234

Cinderpelt: "I loved Firestar, but I chose my duty over the hope that he would love me, and it was the right choice. ThunderClan needs you, Alderheart, just as it needed me. For the future to remain unclouded, medicine cats must choose their duty to their Clan over anything else."
Alderheart: "I understand, but it's hard."
Cinderpelt: "True, but the rewards are great. And now... now that the five Clans are finally united once more, there will be new challenges. The sky has cleared at last, but the Clans must come together to make the forest grow."
—Cinderpelt and Alderheart River of Fire, page 281

External links[]

  • Winners of the March Fan Challenge + New Challenge Announcement on the Warriors official website (backup link) (Mentioned only)
  • Winners of the July Fan Challenge + New Challenge Announcement on the Warriors official website (backup link)
  • Winners of the May 2022 fan challenge + new challenge announcement on the Warriors official website (backup link)
  • Winners of the September 2022 fan challenge + new challenge announcement on the Warriors official website (backup link)
  • Winners of the holiday tradition fan challenge on the Warriors official website (backup link)
  • Winners of the New Year's resolution fan challenge on the Warriors official website (backup link) (Mentioned only)
  • Winners of the TPB favorite character fan challenge on the Warriors official website (backup link)
  • Mothers and Kits Artwork on the Warriors official website (backup link)
  • Nursery Scenes Artwork on the Warriors official website (backup link)
  • Apprentices Artwork on the Warriors official website (backup link)
  • Moonstone Artwork on the Warriors official website (backup link)
  • Mentors and Apprentices Artwork on the Warriors official website (backup link)
  • Salute to StarClan Artwork on the Warriors official website (backup link)
  • Our Favorite Silverstream Artwork on the Warriors official website (backup link)
  • Our favorite The Prophecies Begin scenes artwork on the Warriors official website (backup link)
  • More leafbare scenes artwork on the Warriors official website (backup link)
  • Frostfur and Lionheart's family artwork on the Warriors official website (backup link)
  • More of Frostfur and Lionheart's family artwork on the Warriors official website (backup link)
  • Curated collection of The Prophecies Begin medicine cats on the Warriors official website (backup link)
  • Meet the cats of The Prophecies Begin on the Warriors official website (backup link)

  • Notes and references[]

    1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in The Last Hope, page 242
    2. Revealed in Into the Wild, chapter 20
    3. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 279
    4. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 248
    5. 5.0 5.1 Revealed in Twilight, page 308
    6. Revealed on the Warriors App
    7. Cinderpelt's profile on the Warriors official website (backup link)
    8. Revealed in Fire and Ice, allegiances
    9. 9.0 9.1 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 176
    10. Revealed in Rising Storm, allegiances
    11. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 28
    12. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 97
    13. Revealed in Midnight, allegiances
    14. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 283
    15. Revealed in Twilight, page 309
    16. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 177
    17. Revealed in Sunset, page 30
    18. 18.0 18.1 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, allegiances
    19. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 45
    20. Revealed in Starlight, page 238
    21. 21.0 21.1 Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 232
    22. Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 55
    1. Graypaw says that Frostfur's kits are three moons old when they are captured by Clawface, which would put the their season of birth in late newleaf three moons prior.[4]