"At least now, [...] he was able to believe that his paws would find a path forward, even though he didn't yet know what that path would be."
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"That sounds great, Flipclaw, but unfortunately, we can’t all live inside your imagination. Only you can live there."
— Flywhisker to Flipclaw in Graystripe's Vow, page 65

Flywhisker is a striped gray tabby she-cat.[4]

Flywhisker is a ThunderClan warrior who has served under Bramblestar's, the impostor's, and Squirrelflight's leaderships in the lake territories. She was born to Cinderheart and Lionblaze as Flykit along with her siblings, Snapkit and Spotkit, and had three older sibings: Fernsong, Hollytuft, and Sorrelstripe. She was renamed Flypaw and apprenticed to Twigbranch, though the pair struggled to work together and communicate. Afterwards, she earned her warrior name of Flywhisker. After rough times in ThunderClan, Flywhisker joined Thornclaw, Flipclaw, Snaptooth, and Graystripe on a journey to discover what it means to be a Clan cat. During the journey, she rejected Flipclaw's advances, and wondered what life would be like as a kittypet.


In the A Vision of Shadows arc

River of Fire

"We'll be good at it!"
―Flykit about helping Briarlight with her exercises River of Fire, page 42
Twigpaw makes the journey back to ThunderClan with Finpaw, and Sparkpelt leads them to the camp. When the two young cats enter, Twigpaw sees her old Clanmates again, her gaze passing over Cinderheart and Blossomfall. As they sit at the nursery's entrance, their kits frisk around their paws, playing joyfully.
A short time later, sickness begins to fall on ThunderClan. Alderheart is worried about Flykit and her siblings, since they have started venturing out of the nursery. He recalls how keen they are to explore, but imagines what strength they might need to ward off sickness.
As the medicine cats herd cats to the nursery, Alderheart sees Cinderheart with her kits, Blossomfall, and Ivypool. Blossomfall tells Briarlight, her sister, who Leafpool had moved to the nursery, that the kits can help with her exercises, and they hurtle themselves at the brown she-cat excitedly. Daisy stops them with her tail, and the small cats scramble over her; the cream she-cat warns them to be gentle.
A storm breaks out overhead ThunderClan's camp, with rain and lightning. Alderheart swiftly goes to the nursery, and as he enters, the ginger tabby gazes at Cinderheart, sheltering Snapkit, Flykit, and Spotkit from the cold. Blossomfall asks where they should go, and Alderheart suggests the elders' den, since Graystripe and Millie will be happy to see kits. The medicine cat sends the two queens with their kits to the warmer den, and races away back to the medicine den.
Alderheart wonders what might happen if the current raging sickness gets passed on to Cinderheart or Blossomfall's litters, but the queen spends the night with Flykit and her siblings in the elders' den. Alderheart ends up heading back to the nursery, having remembered Ivypool giving birth, and meets the silver-and-white she-cat's litter fondly. After a quick checkup, the young tom moves on to Cinderheart and her kits.
He notes that Flykit, Snapkit, and Spotkit are much older and bigger than Thriftkit, Bristlekit, and Flipkit. Cinderheart begs Alderheart not to disturb her sleeping son and daughters, as, according to the queen, they don't sleep much. Despite this, the gray she-cat strokes her resting kits affectionately, adding that she wouldn't want them any other way. Daisy says that Cinderheart's kits will be apprenticed quickly, and Alderheart agrees. Later, Dovewing comes back to the Clans with Tigerstar and visits ThunderClan's camp. Alderheart tells the gray she-cat the news about Cinderheart and Ivypool's new litters, and she listens eagerly.

The Raging Storm

"She'd learned that her apprentice worked better when they were in an unusual part of the forest. Fresh stimulation seemed to keep her focused, and so, whenever she could, Twigbranch challenged Flypaw with tricky battle moves or prey that was hard to catch."
―Twigbranch about Flypaw The Raging Storm, page chapter 17
Flypaw is now an apprentice with Twigbranch as her mentor. She is clearing twigs littering the training clearing, complaining about the work. Flypaw asks why Spotpaw and Stempaw can't help and points out that Plumpaw is stronger than her and would be better at dragging sticks. Twigbranch tells her that Plumpaw is hunting with her mentor and littermates, and Flypaw wonders why they can’t hunt. Her mentor answers that she doesn't know enough hunting moves, to which Flypaw says she’d know some if Twigbranch would let her train instead of clearing sticks. Twigbranch answers that Bramblestar asked them to do it, and comments how her littermate Snappaw isn’t complaining.
Snappaw drops the stick he was helping Finleap move, mewing he wants to be the strongest apprentice in ThunderClan. Flypaw scowls, telling him to not get too strong or else he’ll be clearing every branch in the forest. She brightens when Finleap suggests battle training and crouches, sticking her hindquarters in the air, lashing her tail, and bares her teeth. Snappaw rushes to join her and they hiss at each other. Twigbranch leads Flypaw away to see how she does in an ambush. Flypaw gets distracted and pushed over multiple times, making Twigbranch snap.
Flypaw defends herself and believes Twigbranch is making it difficult on purpose because she wants her to fail. They try again, and Twigbranch is more gentle this time. Finleap praises Flypaw and calls her a natural, making her brighten. Twigbranch says there’s no such thing as a natural and skill comes from work and training. Flypaw gives a stinging comment, mewing that she must be very skilled, since she trained for moons, which makes Twigbranch snap, saying she must learn respect. Finleap and Twigbranch discuss Flypaw in private, while Flypaw and Snappaw finish clearing the sticks. Then they go check the ShadowClan border, where they find Puddleshine trapped beneath silverthorn, and Flypaw and Snappaw are sent to fetch help from camp.
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In The Broken Code arc

Lost Stars

Flywhisker volunteers to go on a patrol that Bristlefrost leads. Due to the danger of the ice the cats are walking on, Flywhisker suggests heading back and going around the other side of the lake.

Darkness Within

Flywhisker goes to the special Gathering held to honor the cats who fell in battle with the imposter. She, along with Snaptooth, walk past Bristlefrost and Rootspring as they talk about some of the problems ThunderClan has, and how they are trying to rebuild after being torn apart. Soon after their Gathering, Flywhisker is also present for the argument between Thornclaw, Lionblaze, and Squirrelflight. Flywhisker is curious about the dispute between the older warriors, her eyes shining as she watches them argue. Flywhisker appears to agree with Thornclaw, her tail twitching the entire time as she listens to the senior warrior bring up the point that Firestar's kin have been leading ThunderClan for a long time.
Flywhisker is one of the cats who agrees with Flipclaw's suggestion of a wander, and she is joined by Snaptooth and Thornclaw. Shocked, Squirrelflight looks at her warriors and asks if they have plans to return to ThunderClan. Flywhisker is honest, and says that she does not know for sure if she will return. Graystripe, seeing the arguing between Thornclaw and Lionblaze, also decides to join Flywhisker and the others, deciding that this is not the ThunderClan he knows.
Bristlefrost later thinks of Flywhisker, saying that her Clan is unraveling like a nest. She thinks that Flywhisker, Snaptooth, and the others still have not returned yet, and is not sure if they ever will. She tries to not lose hope, and wishes for Flywhisker and the wandering cats to return to ThunderClan.

In the Super Editions

Squirrelflight's Hope

After completing her training, Flypaw earns her warrior name of Flywhisker.

Graystripe's Vow

"That sounds great, Flipclaw, but unfortunately, we can’t all live inside your imagination. Only you can live there."
―Flywhisker rejecting Flipclaw Graystripe's Vow, page 64
Flywhisker, Graystripe, Thornclaw, Flipclaw, and Snaptooth all leave ThunderClan to wander for a moon. She tells Flipclaw that he's not her type, and rejects him again when he imagines what the patrol should do. She wonders what life would be like as a kittypet, and Snaptooth tries to discourage her, but she defends herself. As the wander continues, Graystripe becomes close with the young cats, but he surprises them when he declares that he is going to the Tribe of Rushing Water. When Graystripe goes to the mountains, Snaptooth and Flywhisker stay behind. Later, he reminisces on the night where Flywhisker broke Flipclaw's heart, and he assumed that that was one of the reasons Flipclaw had decided to accompany Graystripe on his quest to the mountains.

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Cinderheart:[3] Living (As of Darkness Within)


Lionblaze:[3] Living (As of Darkness Within)


Hollytuft:[3] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Sorrelstripe:[3] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Spotfur:[3] Living (As of Darkness Within)


Fernsong:[3] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Snaptooth:[3] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
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Flipclaw:[6] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
Baypaw: [5] Living (As of Darkness Within)


Thriftear:[6] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Bristlefrost:[6] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Myrtlepaw: [5] Living (As of Darkness Within)


Leafpool:[7] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sorreltail:[8] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Crowfeather:[7] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Brackenfur:[8] Living (As of Darkness Within)


Jayfeather:[7] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Molepaw:[8] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Hollyleaf:[7] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Honeyfern:[8] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Poppyfrost:[8] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Lilyheart:[9] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Seedpaw:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Breezepelt:[7] Living (As of Darkness Within)


Crowfeather and Nightcloud's kits:[10] Deceased, residence unknown


Thornclaw:[11] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
Rainwhisker:[12] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sootfur:[12] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Squirrelflight:[13] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Cinderpelt:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Brightheart:[11] Living (As of Darkness Within)


Eaglekit:[15][16] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Hillkit:[17][16] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Downkit:[17][16] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Firestar:[13] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Whitestorm:[18] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Deadfoot:[19] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Lionheart:[20] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Sandstorm:[13] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Ashfoot:[21] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Willowpelt:[22] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Frostfur:[13] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Meadowslip:[23] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Wrenflight:[24] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Nutmeg:[25] Living (As of Fire and Ice)
Brindleface:[26] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Snowfur:[27] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Robinwing:[26] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Swiftbreeze:[28] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Speckletail:[29] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Hickorynose:[23] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Stagleap:[24] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Jake:[25] Deceased, residence unknown
Fuzzypelt:[26] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Adderfang:[28] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Thistleclaw:[30] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member
Smallear:[31] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Princess:[32] Living (As of Dawn)
Sorrelpaw:[33] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Morningflower:[24] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Goldenflower:[29] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Mistlekit:[34] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Pigeonpaw:[33] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Onestar:[24] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Snowkit:[35] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Flashnose:[36] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Palebird:[37] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Mistmouse:[38] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Robinwing:[26] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Swiftbreeze:[28] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Moonflower:[39] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Poppydawn:[40] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Woollytail:[37] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Hareflight:[38] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Fuzzypelt:[26] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Adderfang:[28] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Stormtail:[41] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Windflight:[42] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Rabbitkit:[43] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Doespring:[38] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Ryestalk:[38] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Bristlekit:[43] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Flykit:[43] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-great uncles/aunts:

Ferris:[44] Living (As of Pinestar's Choice)
Whiskers:[44] Living (As of Pinestar's Choice)


Tallstar:[45] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Tawnyspots:[24] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Thrushpelt:[24] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Finchkit:[46] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Dappletail:[24] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Fallowsong:[47] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Daisytoe:[48] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Flashnose:[49] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Squirrelwhisker:[50] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Rooktail:[51] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Eaglestorm:[50] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Rabbitleap:[47] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Heronwing:[47] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Goosefeather:[52] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Sweetbriar:[24] Deceased, verified StarClan member

First cousins:

Cherryfall:[53] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Molewhisker:[53] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Leafshade:[54] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Honeyfur:[54] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Larksong:[54] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Smokehaze:[54] Deceased, verified ghost
Brindlewing:[54] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Applepaw:[5] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Woodpaw:[5] Living (As of Darkness Within)

Second cousins:

Sparkpelt:[55] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Alderheart:[55] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Dandelionkit:[55] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Juniperkit:[55] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Eaglewing:[56] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Plumstone:[56] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Stemleaf:[56] Deceased, verified ghost
Shellfur:[56] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Whitewing:[13] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Ambermoon:[57] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Dewnose:[57] Living (As of Darkness Within)
Snowbush:[57] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Distant ancestors:

Windstar:[58][59] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Gorsestar:[58][59] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Dust Muzzle:[58][59] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Emberkit:[58][59] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Morning Whisker:[58][59] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Moth Flight:[58][59] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Micah:[60][59] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Honey Pelt:[61][59] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Spider Paw:[61][59] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Bubbling Stream:[61][59] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Blue Whisker:[61][59] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Three unnamed kits:[62][59] Living (As of Moth Flight's Vision manga section)


    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown



Interesting facts

External links

Notes and references

  1. Revealed in Graystripe's Vow, page 90
  2. Revealed in Graystripe's Vow, chapter 2
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Revealed in River of Fire, allegiances
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Revealed in The Raging Storm, allegiances
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Revealed in Lost Stars, allegiances
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Revealed in River of Fire, page 203
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Revealed in Sunrise, page 305
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Revealed in Sunset, page 27
  9. 9.0 9.1 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 146
  10. Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, page 406
  11. 11.0 11.1 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 62
  12. 12.0 12.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 100
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 509
  14. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 95
  15. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 2
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  17. 17.0 17.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 40
  18. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 247
  19. Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, page 211
  20. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  21. Revealed in Starlight, page 131
  22. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 99
  23. 23.0 23.1 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 89
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 24.7 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Kin" defined multiple times with different content
  25. 25.0 25.1 Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 197
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 329
  27. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 24
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 28.3 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 362
  29. 29.0 29.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 48
  30. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 327
  31. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  32. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 111
  33. 33.0 33.1 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 208
  34. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 16
  35. Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 44
  36. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, page Chapter 3
  37. 37.0 37.1 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 253
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 38.3 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 26
  39. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 8
  40. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 47
  41. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 19
  42. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 315
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 274
  44. 44.0 44.1 Revealed in Pinestar's Choice, chapter 5
  45. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 6
  46. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 21
  47. 47.0 47.1 47.2 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, allegiances
  48. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 4
  49. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 3
  50. 50.0 50.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 453
  51. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 1
  52. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 23
  53. 53.0 53.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 299
  54. 54.0 54.1 54.2 54.3 54.4 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  55. 55.0 55.1 55.2 55.3 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 9
  56. 56.0 56.1 56.2 56.3 Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 47
  57. 57.0 57.1 57.2 Revealed in The Last Hope, page 216
  58. 58.0 58.1 58.2 58.3 58.4 58.5 Revealed in The First Battle, page 139
  59. 59.00 59.01 59.02 59.03 59.04 59.05 59.06 59.07 59.08 59.09 59.10 59.11 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  60. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 318
  61. 61.0 61.1 61.2 61.3 Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 321
  62. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, manga
  63. Revealed in Sunrise, page 317
Logo-thunderclan.png ThunderClan cats
Leader Squirrelflight
Deputy Lionblaze
Medicine cats JayfeatherAlderheart
Warriors ThornclawWhitewingBirchfallMousewhisker (Baypaw)PoppyfrostCinderheart (Finchpaw)BumblestripeBlossomfallIvypoolCherryfallMolewhiskerLilyheart (Flamepaw)DewnoseStormcloudFernsongSorrelstripeHollytuftSparkpeltHoneyfurLeafshadeTwigbranchFinleapEaglewing (Myrtlepaw)PlumstoneShellfurSnaptoothFlywhiskerBristlefrostThriftearFlipclaw
Apprentices BaypawMyrtlepawFlamepawFinchpaw
Queens DaisySpotfur
Kits N/A
Elders GraystripeBrackenfurBrightheartCloudtail


  1. Flywhisker is currently away from ThunderClan, but with a moon long condition to return. It's unknown if she decided to or not, or what her current affiliation is.[2]
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