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"But I guess I used to quarrel with Honeyfern and Molepaw when they were alive."
Cinderheart to Lionblaze in Fading Echoes, page 235

Molepaw is a large tom.[1]

Molepaw was a ThunderClan apprentice under Firestar's leadership in the lake territories. He was born as Molekit to Brackenfur and Sorreltail alongside his sisters, Cinderheart, Poppyfrost, and Honeyfern, when badgers attacked the ThunderClan's camp. He became an apprentice as Molepaw, but died due to greencough.

History

In The New Prophecy arc

Twilight

Molekit, along with his siblings, Cinderkit, Poppykit, and Honeykit, are born to Sorreltail and Brackenfur of ThunderClan. Although Cinderpelt, ThunderClan's medicine cat, dies to protect them during a badger attack on their camp, Leafpool arrives at the right time and helps Sorreltail safely deliver her kits. After the badger attack, Leafpool mentions to Brackenfur that he has four healthy kits. At the mention of this, Brackenfur curls his tail in delight, and he dashes off into the nursery to see them.

Sunset

"This one is Molekit. He's the only tom."
—Sorreltail introducing her kits to Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight Sunset, page 27
Molekit is introduced as one of Sorreltail's four kits. His mother remarks that he is the only tom, and he is said to be the biggest of her litter. He, along with his littermates, are given their names in this book.

In the Power of Three arc

The Sight

While reflecting upon the harshness of the recent leaf-bare, it is mentioned that the season brought not only hunger, but death as well. Molepaw is said to have died of a cough that had not responded to Leafpool's herbs, and that Rainwhisker, one of his uncles, had been killed by a falling branch during a storm.

Eclipse

"Molekit should be here too."
—Sorreltail at Honeypaw and Poppypaw's warrior ceremony Eclipse, page 87
When his sisters, Honeypaw and Poppypaw, get ready for their warrior ceremony, Sorreltail sadly remarks that her son, Molekit, should have been there as well, receiving his warrior name.

Sunrise

"No...oh, no... I can't lose another kit! Not after Molekit! Please, StarClan..."
—Sorreltail remembering the loss of Molekit Sunrise, page 213
When Honeyfern is bitten by a snake, Sorreltail mournfully yowls that she can't lose another kit, after losing Molekit when he was so young.

In the Omen of the Stars arc

Fading Echoes

While Lionblaze and Cinderheart are talking about how Ivypaw and Dovepaw have fallen out, Cinderheart sadly reflects on the times where she used to argue with Molepaw and Honeyfern, while they were alive.

In the Novellas

Leafpool's Wish

Molekit, along with his siblings, Honeykit, Cinderkit, and Poppykit, are seen playing with each other. Sorreltail, his mother, tells Molekit and the other kits not to bother the older warriors, and Honeykit replies that she and Molekit are practicing running.

Trivia

Interesting facts

Author statements

  • Kate imagines him to be black with a pale gray muzzle and paws.[blog 2]

Mistakes

  • Molepaw's death is inconsistent with his name in various books. Despite being called Molepaw in The Sight,[3] and Fading Echoes,[4] he is called Molekit when mentioned in Eclipse[2] and Sunrise.[5]

Continuity

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

  • On the Warriors website family tree, Molepaw is depicted as black and gray.[6] His grandfather is also Lionheart.[7]

Official art

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Kin

Members

Father:

Brackenfur:[1] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)

Mother:

Sorreltail:[1] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Sisters:

Cinderheart:[1] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Poppyfrost:[1] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Honeyfern:[1] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Lilyheart:[8] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Seedpaw:[8] Deceased, verified StarClan member
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Grandfather:

Whitestorm:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Grandmothers:

Willowpelt:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Frostfur:[10] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-grandfathers:

Thistleclaw:[11] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member
Fuzzypelt:[12] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Adderfang:[13] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-grandmothers:

Snowfur:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Robinwing:[12] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Swiftbreeze:[13] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-grandfathers:

Stormtail:[15] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Windflight:[16] Living (As of Redtail's Debt)

Great-great-grandmothers:

Moonflower:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Poppydawn:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Flashnose:[17] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-great-grandfathers:

Rooktail:[18] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Eaglestorm:[19] Status unknown

Great-great-great-grandmothers:

Fallowsong:[20] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Daisytoe:[21] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Squirrelwhisker:[19] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Uncles:

Thornclaw:[22] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Rainwhisker:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sootfur:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Aunts:

Cinderpelt:[10] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Brightheart:[22] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)

Half-uncles:

Graystripe:[23] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)

Great-uncles:

Ravenpaw:[23] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Dustpelt:[23] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Patchpelt:[24] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Redtail:[13] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Snowkit:[25] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-aunts:

Brindleface:[12] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Leopardfoot:[24] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Spottedleaf:[13] Deceased, no residence
Goldenflower:[26] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Mistlekit:[27] Status unknown

Great-aunts/uncles:

Unnamed kits:[12] Status unknown

Great-half-uncle:

Longtail:[28] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-aunts:

Bluestar:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Rosetail:[11] Deceased, residence unknown
Sweetpaw:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-half-aunt:

Dappletail:[29] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-half-uncles:

Tawnyspots:[29] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Thrushpelt:[29] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-great-uncles:

Rabbitleap:[20] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Heronwing:[20] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Goosefeather:[30] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-great-great-aunt:

Sweetbriar:[11] Living (As of Pinestar's Choice)

Nephews:

Molewhisker:[31] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Larksong:[32] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Fernsong:[33] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)

Nieces:

Cherryfall:[31] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Hollytuft:[33] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Sorrelstripe:[33] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Leafshade:[32] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Honeyfur:[32] Status unknown

Grandnephews:

Flipclaw:[34] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Flamepaw:[35] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Flickerkit: [36] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Grandnieces:

Thriftear:[34] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Bristlefrost:[34] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Finchpaw:[35] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)

First cousins:

Whitewing:[37] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Ambermoon :[38] Deceased, residence unknown
Dewnose:[38] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Snowbush:[38] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Plumstone:[39] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Eaglewing:[39] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Stemleaf:[39] Deceased, verified ghost
Shellfur:[39] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)

Second cousins:

Nightkit:[40] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Mistkit:[40] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Tigerstar:[40] Deceased, no residence
Longtail:[28] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Swiftpaw:[41] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Unnamed kit:[42] Status unknown
Bramblestar:[43] Deceased, verified ghost
Tawnypelt:[43] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Spiderleg:[44] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Shrewpaw:[44] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Foxleap:[45] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Birchfall:[46] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Hollykit:[46] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Larchkit:[46] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Icecloud:[45] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Ashfur:[47] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Ferncloud:[47] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Two unnamed kits:[48][49] Status unknown

Tree

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Revealed in Sunset, page 27
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Eclipse, page 87
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in The Sight, page 7
  4. Revealed in Fading Echoes, page 235
  5. Revealed in Sunrise, page 213
  6. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  7. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 146
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 120
  10. 10.0 10.1 Revealed in Fire and Ice, pages 95-97
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 47
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 329
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 362
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 24
  15. Revealed in Sunset, page 25
  16. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 315
  17. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 3
  18. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 1
  19. 19.0 19.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 453
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, allegiances
  21. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 4
  22. 22.0 22.1 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, pages 62-62
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  24. 24.0 24.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 8
  25. Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 44
  26. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 48
  27. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 16
  28. 28.0 28.1 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 8
  30. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 23
  31. 31.0 31.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 299
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 478
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 Revealed in River of Fire, page 203
  35. 35.0 35.1 Revealed in Lost Stars, allegiances
  36. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 253
  37. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 509
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 Revealed in The Last Hope, page 216
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 39.3 Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 47
  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 266
  41. Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 225
  42. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 153
  43. 43.0 43.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, pages 19-20
  44. 44.0 44.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 18
  45. 45.0 45.1 Revealed in The Sight, page 5
  46. 46.0 46.1 46.2 Revealed in Midnight, page 84
  47. 47.0 47.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, pages 41-42
  48. Revealed in Into the Wild, pages 226-227
  49. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 227

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