|"Remember when Marshpaw trod on an adder on his first patrol? That was a bad way to die."|
|— A ShadowClan cat about Marshpaw's death in Mapleshade's Vengeance, chapter 1|
Marshpaw is a tom.
In Mapleshade's Vengeance, at a Gathering, it is mentioned by a ShadowClan elder that the ThunderClan cats were lucky to not get bitten. Her Clanmate agrees, mentioning that on Marshpaw's first patrol, he trod on an adder and that it was a horrible way to die.