"Yeah. They've no business here."
— Mudclaw about Red and Boulder in Yellowfang's Secret, page 143

Mudclaw is a gray tom with brown legs.[1]


In the Super Editions

Yellowfang's Secret

"Oh, yes? What a miracle. If I'd known toms could have kits, I would have made Mudclaw have these brats of mine himself."
―Lizardstripe speaking sarcastically to Raggedpelt Yellowfang's Secret, page 323
Mudclaw is a warrior of ShadowClan. He is first seen returning from camp with his patrol, consisting of Mousewing, Nettlespot, Deerleap, and Lizardstripe, carrying mice. Much later, when Red and Boulder come into the camp, he agrees with Frogtail that ShadowClan should tear their pelts off, adding that they have no business there.
He attacks Marmalade with Finchflight when the Twolegplace cats invade the camp looking for Russetpaw and Boulder. In a battle against rats, he works with Yellowfang and Archeye to fight their way through the rats to a hole in the fence. When the last cat is out, he and Foxheart push the branches of the barrier up against the hole to block the rats inside. Mudclaw is on hunting patrol with Frogtail, Foxheart, and Raggedpelt when Yellowfang tells Raggedpelt she is becoming a full medicine cat.
Hollyflower mentions Mudclaw when she asks if Lizardstripe's expectant kits are his. After the kits are born, Lizardstripe sarcastically tells Raggedpelt that if she had known toms could have kits, she would have made Mudclaw have the kits of hers himself. He sits with Lizardstripe when his kits and Brokenkit are brought outside for the first time. Mudclaw is mentioned by Runningpaw. Runningpaw tells Yellowfang that Mudclaw had told he and his littermates about the Thunderpath during his first tour of the territory.




Lizardstripe:[2] Living (As of Redtail's Debt)


Runningnose:[3] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Deerfoot:[3] Living (As of Tigerclaw's Fury)


Tangleburr:[3] Living (As of Tigerclaw's Fury)


Mudclaw ♂Lizardstripe ♀
Deerfoot ♂Runningnose ♂Tangleburr ♀

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown




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

  • In Secrets of the Clans, Mudclaw is mentioned by his mate, Lizardstripe, as Raggedstar and Yellowfang discuss the possibility of her raising Raggedstar's son, Brokenkit. Lizardstripe remarks that if toms could have kits, she would have made Mudclaw have her kits instead, but ultimately agrees to raise Brokenkit.[4]

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, allegiances
  2. Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 323
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, pages 341-342
  4. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans
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