"Your luck is going to run out if you go on tempting fate like this."
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"You took in kittypets during the Great Storm. I know, because I was one of them. And that didn't turn out too badly, did it?"
— Stormcloud convincing Bramblestar to help the kittypets in River of Fire, page 156

Stormcloud is a gray tabby tom.[2]

Stormcloud is a ThunderClan warrior who has served under Bramblestar's, the impostor's, Squirrelflight's, and Lionblaze's leaderships in the lake territories. Before joining the Clan, he was a kittypet named Frankie. He and his brother, Benny, were separated during the Great Storm, and Frankie was rescued by ThunderClan. He decided to remain in ThunderClan, and was given the apprentice title of Stormpaw with Squirrelflight as his mentor. He later earned his warrior name of Stormcloud. Stormcloud was briefly banished by Bramblestar's impostor, but returned to his Clan, and fought in the battle of the rebels.


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A Vision of Shadows

He is a warrior of ThunderClan. He and his patrol detect the scent of rogues, and Alderpaw recognizes it as Darktail's group. During the Kin's campaign, Stormcloud confides with Alderheart about being overwhelmed with all the chaos happening in the Clans. When a fire breaks out near RiverClan's camp, Bramblestar sends Stormcloud and Leafshade to investigate. They discover Fuzzball and Velvet, who are injured from the fire, and Stormcloud vouches for them, insisting he was a former kittypet who thrived in Clan life.

The Broken Code

Bramblestar's impostor: "Have I chosen the prey I want to eat yet?"
Stormcloud: "No, but Brackenfur said he was hungry, and I just thought I would bring him—"
Bramblestar's impostor: "You know the rules. The leader eats first, no exceptions!"
Stormcloud: "Sorry."
Bramblestar's impostor: "If you like prey so much, you can go out into the forest and sleep with it tonight. Don’t come back until you’re ready to uphold the code like a real warrior should."
—The impostor banishing Stormcloud Veil of Shadows, pages 163-164
When cats become suspicious of Bramblestar's behavior after he comes back to life, Stormcloud defends him, saying that losing a life must be hard. After he tries to feed the elders before the leader, the impostor banishes him. Stormcloud returns to ThunderClan and fights in the battle of the rebels, fighting Leafstar.

Super Editions

This section summarizes Stormcloud's significant Super Editions appearances. If you're looking for a full list, find one here!

"Benny, I'll look up at you every night. If you look down on me, then we'll still be together."
―Frankie after Benny's body has been found Bramblestar's Storm, page 364
In Bramblestar's Storm, while searching the flooded areas, Bramblestar and his patrol rescue Frankie, a kittypet, who is looking for his brother, Benny. They take him, Jessy, and Minty back to camp to heal, and as he recovers, Dovewing teaches him how to hunt. Frankie sneaks out several times to search for his brother, and he and Bramblestar discover Benny has drowned. The Clan grieves with him, and later participates in the battle against the badgers. While Minty and Jessy choose to return to the Twolegplace, Frankie asks to join ThunderClan. Bramblestar names him Stormpaw after the Great Storm, and Squirrelflight is his mentor. Moons later, Bramblestar gives him his warrior name of Stormcloud.

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Stormpaw's apprentice ceremony
Bramblestar: Frankie, from this moment you will be known as Stormpaw, in recognition of the storm that brought you here, and as a memorial to your brother Benny. Squirrelflight, you will be mentor to Stormpaw. I'm sure that you will teach him everything he needs to know.
Everyone: Stormpaw! Stormpaw!
Reference: Bramblestar's Storm, page 454-455

Stormcloud's warrior ceremony
Bramblestar: Congratulations, Stormpaw, on passing your warrior assessment. Stormpaw, do you promise to uphold the warrior code and to protect and defend this Clan, even at the cost of your life?
Stormpaw: I do.
Bramblestar: Stormpaw, from this moment on you will be known as Stormcloud.
Everyone: Stormcloud! Stormcloud! Stormcloud!
Reference: Bramblestar's Storm, manga




Benny:[5] Deceased, residence unknown



Interesting facts

  • Frankie and Benny are named after the cats of someone that Vicky had met on a flight to Boston, and were named so due to his girlfriend's daughters enjoying the series.[7]


  • Despite appearing in Bramblestar's Storm, Frankie is not listed in the allegiances.[8]
  • Stormcloud is mistakenly called a she-cat.[9]


Frankie: "Uh...Bramblestar? Can I ask you something?"
Bramblestar: "Of course."
Frankie: "I want...that is, I'd like to join ThunderClan, and stay in the forest forever. If you'll have me."
Bramblestar: "We'd be honored to have you."
—Frankie asking to join ThunderClan Bramblestar's Storm, page 454

Bramblestar: "Stormpaw, do you want to come?"
Stormpaw: "No thanks, Bramblestar. I don't want my old housefolk to see me. It's better if they think that Benny and I found a new home together."
—Bramblestar asking if he wants to go to take Minty back to her home Bramblestar's Storm, page 456

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Alderheart: "So what's the problem?"
Stormcloud: "I'm not really sure. I feel guilty for even being here, when so many warriors are badly wounded."
Alderheart: "Don't say that. Any cat who feels unwell is entitled to come visit the medicine cats. Look what happened to Purdy. If he hadn't decided to put up with his bellyache because he thought we were too busy, he might still be here telling stories to us."
Stormcloud: "I really miss Purdy."
Alderheart: "So what's the matter with you? Come on, spit it out."
Stormcloud: "I can't sleep. And sometimes my chest feels so tight that I can barely breath."
Alderheart: "Hmm.... Have you been upset about anything?"
Stormcloud: "Sure. What isn't there to be upset about? The camp is so crowded, we're treading on each other's tails; Rowanstar and Bramblestar snap at each other every chance they get, and adding Mistystar to the mix only made it worse. And every cat is terrified that Darktail and his rogues will come for us next. I never had to put up with anything like this when I was a kittypet. I joined ThunderClan because I believed in what the Clans stood for, but what if—"
Alderheart: "What?"
Stormcloud: "Nothing."
—Stormcloud and Alderheart Shattered Sky, page chapter 12

Stormcloud: "Just try a bit. It might help you feel better."
Sparkpelt: "Why would I want that?"
Stormcloud: "Your kits need you."
Sparkpelt: "I'm feeding them, aren't I?"
Stormcloud: "Which means you'll need more food, not less. You must be hungry. You hardly ate yesterday."
—Stormcloud trying to encourage Sparkpelt to eat Squirrelflight's Hope, page 399

"He's been coming every day. Trying to persuade her to eat and cheer her up. I'm beginning to think he's wasting his time."
―Daisy about Stormcloud Squirrelflight's Hope, page chapter 29

"Of course he's okay. Losing a life must be hard, that's all. We can't imagine what it's like."
―Stormcloud about Bramblestar's behavior The Silent Thaw, pages 98-99

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 454
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 226
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 237
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Veil of Shadows, page 164
  5. 5.0 5.1 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 228
  6. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm manga, page 3
  7. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  8. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, allegiances
  9. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 401
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