Thriftear is a dark gray she-cat.[1]

Thriftear is a ThunderClan warrior under Bramblestar's leadership in the lake territories. She is born to Fernsong and Ivypool as Thriftkit with her siblings Bristlefrost and Flipclaw. She becomes an apprentice under the name Thriftpaw, mentored by Dewnose. She and Flipclaw encourage Bristlefrost to do her warrior assessment early. When Thriftpaw completes her training, she earns her warrior name, Thriftear.


In the A Vision of Shadows arc

River of Fire

When Alderheart goes to the nursery to check on the queens, he sees Ivypool snuggled in the nest with her three kits. Fernsong proudly watches over them, sitting beside his mate. Ivypool tells Alderheart that she's chosen names already, and introduces Thriftkit, Bristlekit, and Flipkit. The medicine tom compliments the queen, saying that her kits are beautiful. He checks over the kits, questioning whether their feeding is regular. Ivypool happily replies that they won't stop, and her eyes gleam. The silver-and-white tabby says now that she has her own kits, she can understand what's truly important. After finishing their conversation, Alderheart notices Cinderheart gazing over at Ivypool and her litter with an affectionate gaze.
When Briarlight falls ill, she is moved out of the nursery to prevent the sickness from spreading to the kits there. Not long after, when the brown she-cat dies of the sickness, and Jayfeather blames himself. He says that she must've contracted it from him as he helped with Ivypool's kitting, but Alderheart reassures him it isn't. He notes that Ivypool and her kits might have died without a medicine cat, so Jayfeather did all he could to help. Later, as Alderheart observes Velvet pad around camp, he sees her stop to look at Thriftkit, Flipkit, and Bristlekit as they play and tumble.
When Dovewing pays her former home a final visit, Ivypool shoots forward, greeting her sister happily. Her kits squeeze through the crowd after her, and they sniff the newcomers curiously as their mother reunites with their aunt. Dovewing asks if the kits are Ivypool's, and the tabby she-cat introduces Bristlekit and her siblings to Dovewing's kits, Lightkit, Shadowkit, and Pouncekit. Lightkit comments that they're quite small, but Ivypool explains that Bristlekit, Flipkit, and Thriftkit are only a few days old, and their eyes opened just recently. Pouncekit gratefully states that it's nice to have kin. When Dovewing reveals that she'll be going back to ShadowClan, Ivypool gathers her kits. The joyous mood fades, and she then turns her back on the gray she-cat. As Dovewing departs, Ivypool still doesn't look at her, her attention on her kits.

The Raging Storm

When Dovewing comes to ThunderClan as part of a ShadowClan patrol, Thriftkit is seen with Ivypool. The young kit asks if they are allowed to go and meet Dovewing, and Ivypool does not stop them.
As Alderheart returns to ThunderClan after staying in ShadowClan to take care of Puddleshine, Thriftkit badgers Alderheart with questions, wanting to know what life was like in ShadowClan. Thriftkit protests when Ivypool tries to shoo them back into the nursery, saying that it is not fair that they have to go back to the den.
Thriftkit is seen playing in a small puddle of water, bragging that she can swim with her littermates. Ivypool objects, saying that they look like drowned mice, and after grabbing Bristlekit by the scruff, Thriftkit and Flipkit follow their mother back to the nursery.

In The Broken Code arc

Lost Stars

Thriftpaw is now an apprentice, being trained to become a warrior by Dewnose.
After Bristlepaw rescues a SkyClan apprentice, Rootpaw, Thriftpaw demands to know how Bristlepaw saved Rootpaw. Thriftpaw's eyes grow wide with amazement as Bristlepaw re-tells the story of what happened. Thriftpaw congratulates Bristlepaw and says that what she did was very brave.
After Bramblestar decides that Bristlepaw will take her warrior assessment, Thriftpaw and Flippaw bound forward and skid to a halt in front of her. Astonished, Thriftpaw asks if what she heard was true, and Bristlepaw confirms that she will be taking her assessment. Thriftpaw is slightly jealous and wants to take her assessment too, but she puts her jealousy aside and reassures Bristlepaw that she will do well, since she is an excellent hunter.
When Bristlepaw fails her first assessment, Thriftpaw comforts her sister, saying that she did her best. Thriftpaw and Flippaw say that although Bristlepaw failed, she is still the best warrior to her littermates. Although upset, Bristlepaw is thankful for her littermates and the encouragement they bring her.
Thriftpaw later catches two mice during a hunting trip, and while Thriftpaw is proud of herself, she modestly says that it was just luck, trying not to make Bristlepaw feel bad that she could not catch anything. As the littermates walk through camp, Bristlepaw sees Bramblestar and Squirrelflight huddled with the medicine cats, Jayfeather and Alderheart, and wonders what they are saying.
After overhearing, Bristlepaw says that they should be worried about the lack of prey, not dead cats, and Thriftpaw purrs in amusement at her comment. After, Thriftpaw and Flippaw suddenly stop laughing, and gaze in shock as Jayfeather appears behind them, wanting to know what is wrong with Bristlepaw and her littermates, explaining the significance of StarClan and their connection to the living cats. Thriftpaw apologizes, and as punishment, the littermates are told they are to come to the Gathering to learn more about StarClan. They go later on, and promise not to put one claw out of line.
Soon enough, Bristlepaw earns the chance to take another warrior assessment, and she wakes up to find that Thriftpaw and Flippaw are still curled up in their nests, fast asleep. Thriftpaw soon wakes up, and although yawning and still tired, manages to stay extremely supportive of her sister and wishes her luck, saying that she will do just fine. When Bristlepaw comes back and passes her assessment, she earns the name Bristlefrost, and Thriftpaw and Flippaw are some of the first to congratulate her and use her new name.
When Bristlefrost sees Shadowpaw, the ShadowClan medicine cat apprentice, she thinks of Thriftpaw when she sees how serious of a gaze Shadowpaw has.

In the Super Editions

Squirrelflight's Hope

While checking on the elders, Squirrelflight tells Brackenfur she'll have Dewnose and Thriftpaw begin repairing their den when they return from training. Thriftpaw barges into camp excitedly calling for her littermates. She shows off the massive rabbit she caught, and her siblings are very impressed. She asks Dewnose if they can eat it now, and he replies they'll share it with the elders later. Hollytuft, Dewnose, and their apprentices arrive at camp when the Sisters have arrived with Sunrise, who is injured. She is furious to see them in camp, but Bramblestar orders Thriftpaw and Flippaw to fetch ferns for Sunrise.
She attends a Gathering, and she and Flippaw watch anxiously from the distance when Sparkpelt falls sick. Jayfeather suspects Thriftpaw also has the illness and confines her to the medicine cats' den. Squirrelflight discovers a cure from the Sisters and Jayfeather is confident Thriftpaw will recover. Larksong begins to spasm, and Thriftpaw curls into Berrynose's nest for comfort. When Sparkpelt begins to give birth, Alderheart takes Berrynose and Thriftpaw to the nursery. She attends Larksong and Flickerkit's vigils with her family. Later, when Squirrelflight walks into ThunderClan's camp as a spirit, she spots Thriftpaw and Bristlepaw clearing the elders' bedding.

In the Novellas

Tawnypelt's Clan

Thriftkit does not formally appear in Tawnypelt's Clan, but is listed in the allegiances. She is briefly mentioned by Fernsong when Dovewing asks how Ivypool and her kits are doing, to which Fernsong replies they are doing well.


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Ivypool:[1] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Fernsong:[1] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Bristlefrost:[1] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Flipclaw:[1] Living (As of Lost Stars)
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Snaptooth:[6] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Hollytuft:[7] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Sorrelstripe:[7] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Spotfur:[6] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Flywhisker:[6] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Dovewing:[5] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Lionblaze:[7] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Birchfall:[5] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Cinderheart:[7] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Whitewing:[5] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Leafpool:[8] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sorreltail:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Ferncloud:[10] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Brightheart:[11] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Crowfeather:[8] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Brackenfur:[9] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Dustpelt:[10] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Cloudtail:[11] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Jayfeather:[8] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Molepaw:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Thornclaw:[12] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Ashfur:[13] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Elderkit:[14] Deceased, residence unknown
Tulipkit:[14] Deceased, residence unknown
Ravenpaw:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Hollyleaf:[8] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Honeyfern:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Poppyfrost:[9] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Lilyheart:[15] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Seedpaw:[15] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Breezepelt:[8] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Crowfeather and Nightcloud's kits:[16] Deceased, residence unknown


Thornclaw:[17] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Rainwhisker:[18] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sootfur:[18] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Squirrelflight:[19] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Cinderpelt:[20] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Brightheart:[17] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Cherrypaw:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Chestnutkit:[14] Status unknown


Eaglekit: [21] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Hillkit:[14] Status unknown
Downkit:[14] Status unknown


Firestar:[19] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Whitestorm:[22] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Deadfoot:[23] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Lionheart:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Sandstorm:[19] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Ashfoot:[24] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Willowpelt:[25] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Frostfur:[19] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Meadowslip:[26] Living (As of Redtail's Debt)
Wrenflight:[14] Living (As of Tallstar's Revenge)
Nutmeg:[26] Living (As of Fire and Ice)
Brindleface:[26] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Snowfur:[26] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Robinwing:[26] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Swiftbreeze:[26] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Hickorynose:[26] Living (As of Redtail's Debt)
Stagleap:[14] Living (As of Redtail's Debt)
Jake:[26] Deceased, residence unknown
Thistleclaw:[26] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member
Fuzzypelt:[26] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Adderfang:[26] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Flashnose:[27] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Palebird:[28] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Mistmouse:[29] Living (As of Redtail's Debt)
Robinwing:[29] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Swiftbreeze:[29] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Moonflower:[29] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Poppydawn:[29] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Woollytail:[28] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Hareflight:[29] Living (As of Redtail's Debt)
Fuzzypelt:[29] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Adderfang:[29] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Stormtail:[29] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Windflight:[29] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Princess:[30] Living (As of Dawn)
Sorrelpaw:[31] Living (As of Redtail's Debt)
Morningflower:[14] Living (As of Hollyleaf's Story)


Pigeonpaw:[31] Living (As of Redtail's Debt)
Onestar:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Rabbitkit:[32] Living (As of Redtail's Debt)
Doespring:[29] Living (As of Redtail's Debt)
Ryestalk:[29] Living (As of Redtail's Debt)


Bristlekit:[32] Living (As of Redtail's Debt)
Flykit:[32] Living (As of Redtail's Debt)

Great-great-great uncles/aunts:

Ferris:[33] Status unknown
Whiskers:[33] Status unknown


Tallstar:[34] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Tawnyspots:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Thrushpelt:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Finchkit:[35] Status unknown
Dappletail:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Fallowsong:[36] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Daisytoe:[37] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Flashnose:[38] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Squirrelwhisker:[39] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Rooktail:[40] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Eaglestorm:[39] Status unknown


Rabbitleap:[36] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Heronwing:[36] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Goosefeather:[41] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Sweetbriar:[14] Living (As of Pinestar's Choice)

First cousins:

Pouncestep:[42] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Lightleap:[42] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Shadowpaw:[42] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Myrtlepaw: [2] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Baypaw: [2] Living (As of Lost Stars)

Second cousins:

Cherryfall:[43] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Molewhisker:[43] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Leafshade:[44] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Honeyfur:[44] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Larksong:[44] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Smokehaze:[44] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Brindlewing:[44] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Applepaw: [2] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Woodpaw: [2] Living (As of Lost Stars)

Distant Ancestors:

Windstar's mother:[45] Deceased, residence unknown
Gorsestar's mother:[46] Status unknown
Windstar's sister:[45] Deceased, residence unknown
Gorsestar:[47] Deceased, residence unknown
Windstar:[47] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Micah's mother:[48] Deceased, residence unknown
Micah:[49] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Moth Flight:[50] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Emberkit:[51] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Morning Whisker:[52] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Dust Muzzle:[52] Living (As of Shadowstar's Life)
Bubbling Stream:[53] Living (As of Moth Flight's Vision manga section)
Honey Pelt:[53] Living (As of Moth Flight's Vision manga section)
Spider Paw:[53] Living (As of Moth Flight's Vision manga section)
Blue Whisker:[54] Living (As of Moth Flight's Vision manga section)
Blue Whisker's three unnamed kits:[14] Living (As of Moth Flight's Vision manga section)


    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Bristlepaw: "Imagine being wounded by prey."
Thriftpaw: "Imagine being killed by prey!"
—Bristlepaw and Thriftpaw about Mousewhisker's weasel Squirrelflight's Hope, page chapter 2

"Perhaps they think they can go where they like now."
—Thriftpaw angrily about the Sisters Squirrelflight's Hope, page chapter 9

External links

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Revealed in River of Fire, page 203
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Revealed in Lost Stars, allegiances
  3. Revealed in The Silent Thaw, allegiances
  4. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 219
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Revealed in Sunrise, page 317
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Revealed in River of Fire, allegiances
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page manga
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Revealed in Sunrise, page 305
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Revealed in Sunset, page 27
  10. 10.0 10.1 Revealed in Midnight, page 84
  11. 11.0 11.1 Revealed in Midnight, page 17
  12. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, pages 62-63
  13. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 42
  14. 14.00 14.01 14.02 14.03 14.04 14.05 14.06 14.07 14.08 14.09 14.10 14.11 14.12 14.13 14.14 14.15 14.16 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree
  15. 15.0 15.1 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 146
  16. Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, page 406
  17. 17.0 17.1 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 62
  18. 18.0 18.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 100
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 509
  20. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 95
  21. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 32
  22. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 247
  23. Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, page 211
  24. Revealed in Starlight, page 131
  25. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 99
  26. 26.00 26.01 26.02 26.03 26.04 26.05 26.06 26.07 26.08 26.09 26.10 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 89
  27. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, page Chapter 3
  28. 28.0 28.1 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 253
  29. 29.00 29.01 29.02 29.03 29.04 29.05 29.06 29.07 29.08 29.09 29.10 29.11 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 26
  30. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 111
  31. 31.0 31.1 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 208
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 274
  33. 33.0 33.1 Revealed in Pinestar's Choice, chapter 5
  34. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 6
  35. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 21
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, allegiances
  37. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 4
  38. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 3
  39. 39.0 39.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 453
  40. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 1
  41. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 23
  42. 42.0 42.1 42.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 18
  43. 43.0 43.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 299
  44. 44.0 44.1 44.2 44.3 44.4 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  45. 45.0 45.1 Revealed in The First Battle: Bonus Scene, page 2
  46. Revealed in The First Battle: Bonus Scene, page 15
  47. 47.0 47.1 Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 37
  48. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 72
  49. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 318
  50. Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 189
  51. Revealed in The First Battle, page 194
  52. 52.0 52.1 Revealed in The First Battle, page 139
  53. 53.0 53.1 53.2 Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 321
  54. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page manga
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