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"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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"ThunderClan will always be in your debt. I wish you and your kits the long, happy life you deserve. And if you ever need help with anything, please come back. I promise—all you have to do is ask."
Graystripe thanking Gremlin in Graystripe's Vow, page 366


Gremlin is a patchy black, white, and tortoiseshell she-cat[7] with green eyes.[8]

Gremlin was a member of BloodClan, serving under Scourge's, Claw's, and Fury's leaderships. She and her brother, Scraps, joined BloodClan after leaving their Twolegs when their kit abused the pair. However, Gremlin grew unhappy with BloodClan and after becoming an expectant mother, feared for her kits' futures. She betrayed her Clan to Graystripe and ThunderClan, and left BloodClan to become a kittypet again. She lived with Petunia and her Twoleg, and gave birth to her son, Honeysuckle. However, their Twoleg became sick and started acquiring more cats, keeping them in filthy conditions. Gremlin became sick herself and inevitably succumbed to her illness. In death, she visited Petunia at the Moonstone to give her much needed guidance.

History

In the Super Editions

Graystripe's Vow

«This is a bad time for me to go to war. Of course BloodClan still wants revenge on the Clans for killing their leader. But I wish we could wait a bit longer.»
—Gremlin thinking to herself Graystripe's Vow, page 3
As an expecting queen and a member of BloodClan, Gremlin is terrified and does not want her kits to be taken from her to be trained to fight shortly after birth. She is forced to fight in battles while pregnant by BloodClan's cruel leader, Fury, which furthers endangers her and her kits. Desperate to find a peaceful alternative way of life for herself and her brother, Scraps, Gremlin seeks the help of Graystripe, the acting leader of ThunderClan. She has been watching him and his Clanmates for some time and thinks ThunderClan will be a safer place for her family. She offers Graystripe crucial information about an upcoming attack BloodClan is planning against ThunderClan in exchange for a place in the Clan as a queen and a place for her brother as well. Graystripe, although hesitant at first to trust her, gives into his instincts and makes the deal with her, allowing her to join ThunderClan until Firestar returns and decides for himself whether they can stay.
Gremlin provides the information that helps prepare ThunderClan for the attack, just as she said she would. The battle occurs and Fury outs her as a traitor. However, when Graystripe attacks Snake and tries to kill him for dragging Gremlin away, Fury threatens to kill Gremlin if Graystripe goes through with the killing bite. Graystripe refrains and Gremlin is left alive. Graystripe lets Gremlin stay under Cinderpelt's care, but ultimately Gremlin decides that being a warrior is too dangerous after the battle and her brother's death and leaves to become a kittypet. Graystripe and his Clanmates are saddened by her choice but they know she has to make the best decision for her kits. Graystripe tells her that she always has a place in ThunderClan if she wants it.
Gremlin and her kits are taken in by a kind old Twoleg. However, the Twoleg becomes old and sick, and she begins neglecting her cats. The number of cats in the Twoleg's den grows but the food and space decreases over time. Gremlin tells her kits stories about BloodClan and Graystripe and the kindness of ThunderClan. Gremlin succumbs to sickness, but her son, Fang, honors her memory by trying to find Graystripe to help save all the cats in the Twoleg den.
In the comic, Gremlin's spirit visits Petunia at the Moonstone. Petunia is overjoyed at seeing her old friend and asks how Marigold is, and Gremlin tells her Marigold is with her. She also tells Petunia that her Twoleg is not hurting anymore and is happy now. Petunia feels an overwhelming sense of peace at these pieces of news and Gremlin tells her that she can now be happy too and focus on only her Clanmates.

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Family

Members

Former mate:

Unnamed tom:[9] Status unknown

Son:

Fang:[4] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)

Kits:

Two unnamed kits:[4] Status unknown

Brother:

Scraps:[5] Deceased, residence unknown

Tree

Unknown
Scraps ♂Gremlin ♀Unnamed ♂
Daffodil ♀Fang ♂Unnamed

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Appearances

Trivia

Interesting facts

  • Gremlin is said to have the same patchy fur as her brother, Scraps.[10]
  • Fang looks exactly like her.[11]

Mistakes

  • Gremlin is depicted as a solid.[1]

Quotes

«I won't let anything happen to my unborn kits. That means I have to find a way out of participating in this battle. I wish I believed we might win, but the truth is...this fight could be a bloodbath.»
—Gremlin Graystripe's Vow, page 5


Graystripe: "What do you want?"
Gremlin: "I'm not looking for trouble. In fact, from what I've seen, I think we could be helpful to each other. My name is Gremlin."
Graystripe: "That's an odd name."
Gremlin: "No odder than Graystripe."
—Gremlin and Graystripe Graystripe's Vow, pages 218-219


"These kits are a part of me...I love them already, more than I've ever loved any cat, except maybe my brother. I can't bear the thought of it. What if something bad happens to them? They'll be too young to defend themselves."
—Gremlin to Graystripe Graystripe's Vow, page 220


"[...] Scourge was fierce, but our new leader, Fury - she's more bloodthirsty than Scourge ever was! And she's dead set on getting revenge on the Clans."
—Gremlin to Graystripe Graystripe's Vow, page 221


"[...] I've seen BloodClan start to turn my brother into the worst cat he could possible be. He needs a way out. There was a BloodClan cat who was like a mentor to him...no, not a mentor - a father. But he was killed in the battle with the Clans. Now Scraps is so angry, and he takes that anger out on other cats, always lashing out at them. Fury rewards that behavior, because she wants us to be angry, ready to kill our enemies. I know that, deep down, my gentle brother is still inside that cat somewhere. But I'm afraid that if we stay in BloodClan, Scraps will lose that part of himself forever. Or worse - he'll die in some stupid battle before he ever comes to his senses."
—Gremlin to Graystripe Graystripe's Vow, page 222


"The father of my kits was never a BloodClan cat. He's a kittypet. He did offer to let me join him in his housefolk's den. But...well. I've tasted freedom, and I don't want to go back to the kittypet life. Besides, I know Scraps would never agree to that, and I won't leave him."
—Gremlin to Graystripe Graystripe's Vow, page 222


"I'm not lying, I promise! It's up to you to decide wether to trust me or not. But remember, if you choose wrong, I won't be the cat who dies. I've fought many battles and seen many deaths. And with Fury leading us, and your leader gone...I know that BloodClan is strong enough to take ThunderClan's territory."
—Gremlin to Graystripe and Brackenfur Graystripe's Vow, page 224

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Notes

  1. Petunia visted the destroyed Moonstone and saw Gremlin, but didn't state that she was visiting from StarClan.[1]

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Graystripe's Vow, manga
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Graystripe's Vow, page 1
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in Graystripe's Vow, page 219
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Revealed in Graystripe's Vow, page 301
  5. 5.0 5.1 Revealed in Graystripe's Vow, page 4
  6. Revealed in Graystripe's Vow, page 3
  7. Revealed in Graystripe's Vow, page 2
  8. Revealed in Graystripe's Vow, page 221
  9. Revealed in Graystripe's Vow, page 222
  10. Revealed in Graystripe's Vow, page 344
  11. Revealed in Graystripe's Vow, page 248
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