Marshkit is a little[2] tom.[3]


In The New Prophecy arc


When ShadowClan are fleeing from their camp, he is with his mother, Tallpoppy, and his sister and brother, Applekit and Toadkit. The three kits then become close friends with Birchkit of ThunderClan during the Great Journey, them being a few of the only surviving kits. Later, an eagle attempts to fly off with Marshkit, but he is saved by Brackenfur, a warrior of ThunderClan, who jumps up and claws the eagle enough that its hold on Marshkit loosens. Marshkit is in quite a shock afterwards but makes a full recovery when the Clans stay with the Tribe of Rushing Water.


After the Clans find the lake, their new home, Marshkit, Applekit, and Toadkit have trouble saying goodbye to their new ThunderClan friend, Birchkit. Their mothers pull them away.

In the Power of Three arc


When two cats from the Tribe of Rushing Water arrive in ThunderClan, Birchfall remembers how he became friends with three ShadowClan kits during the Great Journey, Marshkit, Applekit, and Toadkit. He wonders aloud how they are doing now. Later, when Lionpaw and Brambleclaw are going to see Tawnypelt, Lionpaw remembers what Birchfall said and asks Toadfoot if he remembers Birchfall, mentioning what Birchfall said about Toadfoot and his littermates. There is a hint of sadness in the warrior's eyes, but he quickly pushes it away.


Interesting facts

  • Marshkit was growing up with his siblings around the time of the fourth Erin Hunter Chat.[4]
  • Kate admits that she forgot about Marshkit, and doubts that he'll make an appearance.[blog 1]


  • Marshkit was mistakenly called a she-cat.[2]


The following information is from sources considered non-canon or retconned.

  • In Secrets of the Clans, Birchpaw speaks about his excitement in seeing Marshkit, Applekit, and Toadkit at his first Gathering. He wants to tell them that the thrush he had nearly caught had actually been an eagle. He is sure that they will be impressed.[5]




Tallpoppy:[6] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Toadfoot:[6] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Applefur:[6] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Tallpoppy ♀
Toadfoot ♂Applefur ♀Marshkit ♂

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Dawn, page 283
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Dawn, page 297
  3. Revealed in Dawn, page 287
  4. Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 4
  5. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Revealed in Starlight, page 109
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