"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]


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] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Poppydawn:[2] Deceased, verified StarClan member


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


Rosetail:[2] Deceased, verified StarClan member


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


Unnamed tom:[16] Status unknown
Darkstripe:[17] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member

Grand nephews:

Sootfur:[18] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Rainwhisker:[18] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Grand niece:

Sorreltail:[18] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-grand nieces:

Honeyfern:[19] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Poppyfrost:[19] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Cinderheart:[19] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Lilyheart:[20] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Seedpaw:[20] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-grand nephew:

Molepaw:[19] Status unknown

Great-great-grand nephews:

Molewhisker:[21] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Fernsong:[22] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Larksong:[23] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Snaptooth:[24] Status unknown

Great-great-grand nieces:

Cherryfall:[21] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Hollytuft:[22] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Sorrelstripe:[22] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Leafshade:[23] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Honeyfur:[23] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Flypaw:[24] Status unknown
Spotpaw:[24] Status unknown


Pinestar:[2] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Tigerstar:[25] Deceased, no residence
Nightkit:[25] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Mistkit:[25] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Bramblestar:[26] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Hawkfrost:[27] Deceased, no residence
Tadpole:[28] Deceased, residence unknown
Tawnypelt:[26] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Mothwing:[27] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Tigerstar:[29] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Flametail:[29] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Alderheart:[30] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Juniperkit:[31] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Dawnpelt:[29] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sparkpelt:[31] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Dandelionkit:[31] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Juniperclaw:[32] Deceased, residence unknown
Strikestone:[32] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Sleekwhisker:[33] Living (As of River of Fire)
Lightleap:[34] Status unknown
Pouncekit:[34] Status unknown
Shadowkit:[34] Status unknown


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    = 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 Page
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, allegiances
  15. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 326
  16. Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 81
  17. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 120
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 Revealed in Sunset, page 27
  20. 20.0 20.1 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 146
  21. 21.0 21.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 299
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 478
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Revealed in River of Fire, allegiances
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 266
  26. 26.0 26.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, pages 19-20
  27. 27.0 27.1 Revealed in Moonrise, page 258
  28. Revealed in Return to the Clans, page 2
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 Revealed in Dark River, pages 20-21
  30. Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 10
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, pages 9-10
  32. 32.0 32.1 Revealed in Shattered Sky, pages 114-115
  33. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, pages 347-348
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 18
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