"Every Clan must help!"
— Lizardtail about SkyClan's plight in The Raging Storm, page 318

Lizardtail is a light brown tom.[1]

Lizardtail is a RiverClan warrior under Mistystar's leadership in the lake territories. As an apprentice, Lizardpaw was mentored by Reedwhisker following the Great Battle. After earning his warrior name, Lizardtail gained an apprentice of his own, Foxnose. He also fathered Lakeheart's kits, Harekit, Softkit, Gorsekit and Dapplekit. Lizardtail was sent on a patrol to bring SkyClan back to the lake and mentored Fogpaw.


In the A Vision of Shadows arc

The Apprentice's Quest

He is now a warrior by the name of Lizardtail and mentor to Foxpaw. His mate, Lakeheart, has also given birth to his kits, Harekit, Softkit, Gorsekit and Dapplekit.

Thunder and Shadow

Lizardtail's apprentice, Foxpaw, has become a warrior named Foxnose.

The Raging Storm

During a large storm, cats from all Clans volunteer to try and convince SkyClan to return, so that it might stop. Lizardtail goes with his Clanmates Willowshine and Icewing as they follow the trail back to the gorge. The patrol comes across an overflowing stream, and they debate how to cross it. Willowshine notes that even RiverClan cats likely wouldn't be able to swim through, glancing at her Clanmates.
The patrol finds a tree that spans the length of the stream, and crosses over that. Lizardtail follows Hootwhisker across, and the others follow behind them. He and his Clanmates keep trekking for the rest of the day with those from the other Clans, then find shelter in a cave. They continue to follow SkyClan's trail, and catch up to the Clan and rescue them from the floodwater. As they work, Lizardtail and Hootwhisker get swept away in the water as their bridge collapses. The pair manage to haul themselves out of the water and onto rocks. Willowshine rescues Lizardtail and Hootwhisker, and once out of the water they shiver on the bank to get warm. At the next Gathering, Lizardtail calls out that every Clan must help SkyClan by giving up some territory.

In The Broken Code arc

The Silent Thaw

Lizardtail is now mentor to Fogpaw.

Veil of Shadows

After his son, Dappletuft, dies while trying to usurp Bramblestar's impostor, Mistystar announces at a Gathering that RiverClan buried Dappletuft like a rogue without a vigil. Lizardtail and his kits huddle together and mourn silently for their loss. Later, his daughter, Softpelt, dies in a battle between the Clans and his son, Harelight, is banished from RiverClan.

Darkness Within

Lizardtail, Gorseclaw, Reedwhisker, and Willowshine attend the vigil for the fallen warriors, including Lizardtail's kits, Softpelt and Dappletuft. This triggers a discussion between Rootspring, Harelight, and Icewing about Mistystar's absence at the vigil, noting she had allowed Softpelt and Dappletuft's kin to come at least.
Later, Lizardtail and Mallownose guard Ashfur's prison in ShadowClan's camp when Tigerstar, Alderheart, Frecklewish and Hawkwing confront Ashfur for being able to leave Bramblestar's body at will. Ashfur mocks Tigerstar that he couldn't since he's been under guard the whole time, but Hawkwing and Tigerstar attack him, Lizardtail and Mallownose watching. At a Gathering, Lizardtail asks about the ghosts the Sisters summoned and if they were their former Clanmates, to which Rootspring replies they were present. Lizardtail advocates for Ashfur's death and follows the Clan leaders to witness his execution.

In the Novellas

Dovewing's Silence

Lizardpaw is a RiverClan apprentice with Reedwhisker as his mentor.

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Lakeheart:[4] Living (As of Darkest Night)


Softpelt:[5] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member


Harelight:[5] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Gorseclaw:[5] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Dappletuft:[5] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member


Lakeheart ♀Lizardtail ♂
Softpelt ♀Harelight ♂Dappletuft ♂Gorseclaw ♂

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown



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Logo-riverclan.png RiverClan cats
Leader Mistystar
Deputy Reedwhisker
Medicine cats Willowshine
Warriors DuskfurMinnowtail (Splashpaw)MallownoseSneezecloudPodlightShimmerpeltLizardtail (Fogpaw)HavenpeltBrackenpeltJayclawOwlnoseGorseclawNightskyBreezeheart
Apprentices FogpawSplashpaw
Queen Curlfeather
Kits FrostkitMistkitGraykit
Elders Mosspelt
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