"With this life I give you hope. Even on the darkest night, it will be there, waiting for you."
— Sweetpaw to Bluefur in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 501

Sweetpaw is a small[7] white she-cat with tortoiseshell patches,[2] and tiny ears.[8]

Sweetpaw was a ThunderClan apprentice in the forest territories during Pinestar's leadership. She was born as Sweetkit to Windflight and Poppydawn, with her siblings Rosekit and Thistlekit. She was apprenticed to Smallear as Sweetpaw, but died when she ate a rotten mouse. She went to StarClan and gave her former denmate, Bluefur, a life for hope.


In the Super Editions

Crookedstar's Promise

Sweetpaw is mentioned to Crookedjaw by her mother at a Gathering when he asks where she and her littermates are. Poppydawn tells him that Thistlepaw had gotten into trouble with Smallear, and Windflight says that Sweetpaw and Rosepaw had stayed behind to keep him company.

Bluestar's Prophecy

Sweetkit and her siblings, Thistlekit and Rosekit, are born to Poppydawn and Windflight. She is named after Sweetbriar, Pinestar's deceased mother.
When Bluekit and Snowkit become apprentices, she and her siblings congratulate them, and Sweetkit playfully accuses her brother of boasting. Later, when Moonflower is killed, Sweetkit asks Bluepaw if she is really dead, full of grief for the dead she-cat.
She later becomes an apprentice along with her littermates, and is given Smallear as a mentor. She soon returns from a patrol with Smallear and Rosepaw.
Later, Sweetpaw joins Tawnyspots, Rosepaw, Smallear, Thistlepaw, Snowpaw, and Sparrowpelt on a leaf-gathering patrol to find water-proof leaves to keep Weedwhisker and the other elders' nests dry during leaf-bare. When RiverClan invades Sunningrocks, she is part of Stormtail's patrol along with Dappletail, Smallear, Tawnyspots, and White-eye.
Sweetpaw soon goes on a hunting patrol with Sunfall, Smallear, and Bluepaw. She is seen to have caught a fledgling and is noticed practicing battle moves with Rosepaw in the training hollow when Bluefur and Snowfur escort Featherwhisker to gather catmint.
At the Gathering, she comments to a RiverClan apprentice who claims he climbed his first tree that she thought RiverClan cats just swam.
On the night Leopardfoot is giving birth, she, Rosepaw, and Bluefur all share a bad mouse that later gives them all very painful stomachaches. Bluefur recovers fairly quickly but Rosepaw and Sweetpaw stay very ill. Goosefeather remarks that they are whiskers from StarClan. Eventually, Sweetpaw's sister, Rosepaw recovers as well, but Sweetpaw just gets sicker. Her mother, Poppydawn, stays with her while she is ill. One day, Poppydawn wakes up from a nap to find Sweetpaw dead in the apprentices den. Poppydawn pleads for her to get up. Later, her family holds a vigil for her, including Thistleclaw and Rosepaw. Thistleclaw insists on burying her by himself.
When Bluefur comes to the Moonstone to receive her nine lives after Sunstar dies, Sweetpaw gives her the gift of hope, telling her that on the darkest night, it will be there for her.

In the Novellas

Pinestar's Choice

Sweetpaw calls for Smallear from the gorse tunnel, saying he promised to take her for battle training after sunhigh.
Goosefeather tells Pinestar that Sweetpaw has died. The leader protests that it was a quarter moon ago when she ate the bad mouse and Bluefur and Rosepaw recovered ages ago. Goosefeather snaps that Sweetpaw didn't, and it means another death with Pinestar's kits very weak. The Clan leader insists his kits have nothing to do with Sweetpaw. He is sure that Sweetpaw's death isn't an omen.
She-cats gather around Sweetpaw's little body as they sit for vigil. Tigerkit announces that Sweetpaw is dead and Pinestar confirms she is. The kit asks if he is sad about it and the father confirms he is. Tigerkit says that since the leader is his father than he has to love him more than Sweetpaw and other cats.
Pinestar recalls the solemn, calm atmosphere in the camp the morning Sweetpaw died. When Pinestar announces he is leaving to become a kittypet, Poppydawn is seen beside Sweetpaw's body.


Interesting facts

  • She has WindClan blood through Windflight.[9]
  • Sweetpaw was the first cat in the Warriors series to be called by her name prefix, "Sweet".[10]
  • She is said to be named after Sweetbriar, Pinestar's mother.[2]


  • She was mistakenly described as a mottled tabby[11] and with white patches.[8]

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Windflight:[12] Living (As of Redtail's Debt)


Poppydawn:[2] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Thistleclaw:[2] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member


Rosetail:[2] Deceased, residence unknown


Dappletail:[13] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Tawnyspots:[13] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Thrushpelt:[13] Deceased, verified StarClan member
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Fallowsong:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Squirrelwhisker:[13] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Eaglestorm:[13] Status unknown


Rabbitleap:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Heronwing:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Sweetbriar:[13] Living (As of Pinestar's Choice)


Whitestorm:[15] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Dappletail's kit:[16] Deceased, residence unknown


Unidentified kits:[16] Status unknown

Grand nephews:

Sootfur:[17] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Rainwhisker:[17] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Grand niece:

Sorreltail:[17] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-grand nieces:

Honeyfern:[18] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Poppyfrost:[18] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Cinderheart:[18] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Lilyheart:[19] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Seedpaw:[19] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-grand nephew:

Molepaw:[18] Deceased, residence unknown

Great-great-grand nephews:

Molewhisker:[20] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Fernsong:[21] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Larksong:[22] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Snaptooth:[23] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)

Great-great-grand nieces:

Cherryfall:[20] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Hollytuft:[21] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Sorrelstripe:[21] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Leafshade:[22] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Honeyfur:[22] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Flywhisker:[23] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Spotfur:[23] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)

First cousin:

Pinestar:[2] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Second cousins:

Tigerstar:[24] Deceased, no residence
Nightkit:[24] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Mistkit:[24] Deceased, verified StarClan member


    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown



Thistlekit: "If you're apprentices, I don't see why I can't be. I'm almost as big as you."
Sweetkit: "No, you're just always boasting!"
—Thistlekit and Sweetkit after Bluepaw and Snowpaw's apprentice ceremony Bluestar's Prophecy, page 62

Bluefur: "But Sweetpaw's not a warrior. Will she be allowed to join StarClan?"
Featherwhisker: "Of course. She was born a Clan cat. StarClan will welcome her."
—Bluefur and Featherwhisker after Sweetpaw's death Bluestar's Prophecy, page 290

Crookedjaw: "Hi, Poppydawn. Are Sweetpaw, Rosepaw, and Thistlepaw here?"
Poppydawn: "No. Thistlepaw's in trouble with Smallear again."
Windflight: "Sweetpaw and Rosepaw stayed behind to cheer him up."
Crookedjaw: "They sound loyal."
Poppydawn: "They are."
—Poppydawn, Crookedjaw and Windflight Crookedstar's Promise, page 239

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 501
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 47
  3. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 289
  4. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 262
  5. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 144
  6. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 175
  7. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 304
  8. 8.0 8.1 Revealed in Pinestar's Choice, chapter 7
  9. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 452
  10. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 269
  11. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 91
  12. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 315
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, allegiances
  15. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 326
  16. 16.0 16.1 Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 81
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 120
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 Revealed in Sunset, page 27
  19. 19.0 19.1 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 146
  20. 20.0 20.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 299
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 478
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Revealed in River of Fire, allegiances
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 266
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