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"You're the best at fighting. ThunderClan's so lucky to have you. I don't think you'll ever get hurt! I'm going to be like that one day. I'll defend my Clan and none of my enemies will be able to touch me!"
— Toadstep to Lionblaze in Sign of the Moon, page 160

Toadstep is a heavy,[6] thick-furred[7] black-and-white tom.[2]

Toadstep was a ThunderClan warrior who served under Firestar's and Bramblestar's leaderships in the lake territories. He was born as Toadkit to Daisy and Spiderleg, along with his sister Rosekit. He later became an apprentice, his mentor being Cloudtail, and later a warrior, Toadstep. He fought in the Great Battle and survived the deadly battles. About a moon afterwards, Toadstep fell fatally ill during a greencough outbreak alongside his Clanmates Hazeltail and Icecloud. After succumbing to the illness, Toadstep ascended to StarClan.


In the Power of Three arc[]


Toadkit and Rosekit are born to Spiderleg and Daisy. Hazeltail makes her excitement of her newborn kin clear to a busy Jaypaw. She wonders aloud if she will be able to mentor one of her half-siblings, but Jaypaw disabuses her from that belief, as Firestar would most likely not consider her since she may possibly be soft on her kin. When Hollypaw takes a blackbird to the nursery, Toadkit and Rosekit lay by Daisy's belly and suckle.


Toadkit: "H-how did you know what I was doing?"
Jaypaw: "I'm not as blind as you think."
—Toadkit being surprised by Jaypaw Eclipse, page 52
Toadkit is brought to Jaypaw by his mother, having chased a bee and crashed into nettles. He is in much pain and is unable to sit still, his ear and nose skin swollen. Daisy frantically sets him by the pool as Jaypaw chews some dock leaves into a pulp. Toadkit, who is delirious from the pain, knocks the pulp out of Jaypaw's paw and into the pool. As Jaypaw prepares another pulp, he sends Daisy out to check on Rosekit. When the medicine cat apprentice licks the pulp onto Toadkit's ears, he starts to squirm. Then, as Jaypaw turns to fetch more dock, Toadkit makes an attempt to lunge for his tail, only to miss when Jaypaw turns around. Frightened, he asks how he knew, and he learns that Jaypaw is not as blind as he thought. He apologizes and promises to stay still. Jaypaw, feeling guilt at frightening him, gives him the pulp to rub on his nose. After applying the ointment, Toadkit gratefully thanks him. Then, Jaypaw asks if he wants to wait for Daisy, but Toadkit cheekily replies that he thinks he knows the way back to the nursery, which amuses Jaypaw.
Daisy is very protective of her kits, as she protects them with her tail when Firestar announces that WindClan is stealing ThunderClan's prey. While Millie gives birth, Toadkit and Rosekit are kept back in a corner by Daisy. She hushes the two when they ask questions about the birth. Afterwards, Toadkit boasts that Bumblekit is going to play with him when he is older. He also believes that Blossomkit should be called Squealkit for that is all she does. He is scolded by Rosekit for this comment. The two of them are then scolded by Spiderleg. Spiderleg tells them to play something quieter. Toadkit, in response, starts to play with Spiderleg's tail. He stops, however, when Sol arrives. He runs up to Sol and asks him his name, and he announces his name to the Clan.
Later, after the surprise attack on ThunderClan by WindClan, Toadkit expresses his disappointment that he didn't get to see the battle. When RiverClan joins WindClan in the fighting, Longtail, Mousefur, Daisy, Millie, and the kits wait in Firestar's den. Toadkit wants to participate in the battle. Mousefur scolds him and tells him to help comfort Bumblekit, Blossomkit and Briarkit like his sister.
Some time later, Millie reviews with Daisy and her kits on what to do if strangers come near Firestar's den. Rosekit and Toadkit would take Millie's kits to the back of Firestar's den. Daisy and Millie would remain on guard outside the den. Mousefur and Longtail would defend the top of the rocks to stop intruders from coming onto the Highledge, and Brightheart would defend the bottom. Their plan is not needed because of the disappearance of the sun that ends the battle. Lionpaw and Hollypaw assist Daisy and Millie in carrying the kits down from the Highledge. When Daisy puts Toadkit down on the ground, he retorts that he could have walked down himself. He runs away and almost crashes into Graystripe. Graystripe asks the kit to check to make sure there is enough moss in Millie's nest. Toadkit agrees and happily bounces away. Graystripe comments on how the battle hardly fazes the kit at all. Daisy replies that Toadkit thinks it is all a big adventure.
As Lionpaw checks the nursery to make sure it has fresh bedding, Toadkit and Rosekit ask Lionpaw to teach them some battle moves in case WindClan invades again, but Lionpaw gently declines since he is to be on the next patrol. Due to Millie's sickness, Daisy has moved herself and her kits to the apprentices' den. Rosekit and Toadkit constantly strut around the camp as if they are already apprentices. Toadkit watches the warrior ceremony of Cinderheart, Lionblaze, and Hollyleaf.

Long Shadows[]

Toadkit and his sister are now eating fresh-kill, having been weaned off of milk. He spars with Rosekit, pretending that he is a WindClan warrior. Daisy, who is concerned for her kits' health because of Millie's cough, orders them to play outside as Jaypaw examines Briarkit and Millie. Much time passes and Toadkit does not appear again until Littlecloud visits the ThunderClan camp, requesting to speak to Tawnypelt. Toadkit and his sister have curious looks on their face as Littlecloud asks for Firestar's permission to speak with Tawnypelt.
Toadkit, Blossomkit, and Bumblekit have sad looks on their faces when Millie, Briarkit and Rosekit, who are all ill, leave to stay at the abandoned Twoleg nest. Toadkit wails that he wants to go with Rosekit. Daisy tells him that the best way to help his sister is to stay healthy. Jayfeather mentions some time later that Foxpaw tried to convince Toadkit to eat rabbit droppings, and would tell Daisy if the apprentice didn't change the elders' bedding. When there is a fire in the camp, he escapes, along with Daisy, Blossomkit, and Bumblekit.


He spars with Rosekit before Firestar calls a meeting regarding Ashfur's death. Later, Jayfeather comes to the nursery to check the queens and kits for fleas, and Toadkit gives him trouble, distracting Blossomkit and finally succeeding in catching Jayfeather's tail and pestering him with questions. After Jayfeather snaps at him, he runs to Daisy, who scolds Jayfeather. Spiderleg, spends a little more time with him and his sister, Rosekit.

In the Omen of the Stars arc[]

The Fourth Apprentice[]

"The two new ThunderClan warriors ducked their heads in embarrassment, though their eyes shone as they were welcomed by the Clans."
―Narrator about Toadstep and Rosepetal The Fourth Apprentice, page 7
Toadstep is a new warrior, along with Rosepetal, his sister. The pair were mentored by Cloudtail and Squirrelflight respectively. When Firestar announces his new warrior name and status at a Gathering, RiverClan refuses to chant his name, unlike the rest of the Clans, which follows the tradition. Toadstep is hurt, offended, and confused about why RiverClan didn't cheer for them. Toadstep briefly appears in Dovepaw's dream where she is being escorted to the lake by Yellowfang. He is on guard, but is completely immobile and it is as if he is a cat made of stone. Later, he goes on a patrol consisting of Sandstorm, Foxleap, and Icecloud carry water-filled moss to bring to the Clan.

Fading Echoes[]

Toadstep escapes the camp when a tree is about to fall. After the damage is done, he, Rosepetal, Whitewing, Dovepaw, and Ivypaw help repair the elders' den. The cats go out to collect materials to use, and Ivypaw asks Toadstep to watch her slide three tail-lengths down the slope on her belly. Toadstep, who is clearly amused, thinks she looks like a duck. Whitewing comments that since Toadstep and Ivypaw are getting along so well, they might as well gather bedding together. Toadstep embarrassingly agrees. Ivypaw challenges him to a race to the water and leave the other cats. When the cats return, Toadstep and Rosepetal drop the moss near the elders' den and leave to see what other duties Brambleclaw has for them. When Ivypaw visits the Dark Forest, she mentions that she injured her shoulder the night before, and carried it through a day of hunting with Icecloud and Toadstep, then back into her dream.
Toadstep participates in the battle against ShadowClan. He helps Foxleap drive off Crowfrost and bounds over to Brackenfur, Thornclaw, and Ivypaw with Foxleap. Brackenfur tells them that ShadowClan keeps re-grouping and are driving ThunderClan back across the field. Toadstep comments that it is nearly impossible to get a good grip on the ground due to the grass. They formulate a new place, and once in the forest, all the cats except Lionblaze discreetly climb up trees and ambush the surprised ShadowClan. Toadstep engages himself in a fight with Tigerheart. Tigerheart hisses in spite at ThunderClan's strategy as he tears at Toadstep's spine, causing him to let out a blood-curdling screech and fur flying. Dovepaw, who is hesitant to fight her friend, is relieved by Foxleap, who pulls the dark tabby off of Toadstep.

Night Whispers[]

Toadstep asks Rosepetal if she would like to hunt with him and Mousewhisker. She agrees, and the three cats bring back some prey. A few days later, Toadstep is assigned by Brambleclaw to a hunting patrol consisting of Dovepaw, Brackenfur, and Hazeltail. Brambleclaw warns the patrol that he wants another prey-hole to be filled by sunset. The cats agree to split up, and Toadstep volunteers to search the edge of the moor in case a stray rabbit found itself on ThunderClan territory. The next day, Toadstep is assigned to another hunting patrol. This time, he, Dustpelt, and Foxleap are to hunt around the Ancient Oak. When he returns from the patrol, he helps drive out the fox that has invaded the camp. He digs his claws into the fox and rips out painful clumps of red fur from its pelt.
Toadstep and Birchfall carry leaves into the camp to help repair the warriors' den. Both warriors are exhausted, and their skin clings to their bones. They barely made it on their trip to collect leaves because of the scarcity of prey. Toadstep and Birchfall go back out into the forest to collect a few more leaves needed to repair the back of the den. Toadstep assists in the search for Ivypaw when she disappears. He and Icecloud lean over the beech tree to look through the branches, but to no avail. Later, Toadstep gathers with the Clan when Flametail's sad death is announced.

Sign of the Moon[]

"But you're so good, why wouldn't I want to fight like you?"
―Toadstep to Lionblaze Sign of the Moon, page 160
Toadstep, with his sister, Rosepetal, and Lionblaze goes out hunting. He is very enthusiastic and tries to be just like Lionblaze, as Lionblaze is like a role-model to him. It is noted that Lionblaze thinks that Toadstep would be ripped to shreds if he tried to fight like him. Later, when Bumblestripe is being attacked by a dog, he and Lionblaze save him.

The Forgotten Warrior[]

"Let them come!... We are ready!"
―Toadstep towards the WindClan border The Forgotten Warrior, page 265
Toadstep is on a small hunting patrol with Mousewhisker, Dovewing and Icecloud. Before they go, he boasts that he can jump higher then any cat. Icecloud doubts him, and tries to show off by jumping over a log. Toadstep leaps after her, and lands hard on top of her. Icecloud shoves him off, calling him as heavy as a badger. When the cats race, Dovewing speeds past him, and sees his astonished face as she does. When Dovewing wins he gives her an approving nod. Mousewhisker notes that Toadstep is a very fast runner. When Icecloud points out the injured squirrel, he and Dovewing chase after it, but Dovewing manages to catch it after Tigerheart chased it back over the border. He compliments her catch, and the patrol then returns to camp.
When Sol is going to visit ShadowClan, he arrives in time to hear Millie mutter that Sol should eat ShadowClan's fresh-kill instead of theirs. Toadstep protests, saying they were being unfair to Sol, still believing he was the one who saved the apprentices. He stalks around Blossomfall as they practiced battle training before Dovewing and Bumblestripe arrived. Blossomfall performs a new move on him perfectly. He takes Blossomfall as a training partner after Bumblestripe refused to practice with her, and Blossomfall outwits Toadstep.
Later, Toadstep is one of the warriors Hollyleaf takes with her on the first underground tunnel patrol. Hollyleaf uses a new move on him, and Toadstep gets a few bruises. When practicing finding their way out of the tunnels, he gets lost and yowls in a panic. Hollyleaf calms him down, and tells him to follow the tunnel where the scent was stronger, and he finally finds his way out.

The Last Hope[]

When Bumblestripe mentions how Jayfeather snapped at Hazeltail and hissed at Cherrypaw, Bumblestripe also mentions how Jayfeather ordered Toadstep and Foxleap to fetch comfrey. Later, he goes on a patrol looking for ShadowClan cats. He mentions they shouldn't get to camp first but instead find them and escort them to camp, but they decide to head back and warn Firestar.

In the Super Editions[]

Bramblestar's Storm[]

When Bramblestar reflects on the recent greencough epidemic, he thinks about Toadstep, who had been hit by the deadly illness. The ThunderClan leader admits that the sickness took Toadstep's life, alongside two of his Clanmates, Hazeltail and Icecloud.

In the Novellas[]

Mothwing's Secret[]

When Dapplenose complains to Mothwing that the ThunderClan warriors Firestar had promised as reinforcements were late, Toadstep, Foxleap and Rosepetal burst into the RiverClan camp warning that the Dark Forest is attacking.

Dovewing's Silence[]

"The other Clans have managed to kill most of their traitors. Maybe we should have done the same!"
―Toadstep about the former Dark Forest trainees Dovewing's Silence, chapter 6
The Great Battle is won, but there are many deceased. Toadstep joins the burial for the fallen. Almost a moon later, Toadstep steps out at dawn, squinting at the early light. He complains he cannot remember the last time he got a good sleep, since Sandstorm has kept the warriors up with her coughing for three nights. He says he will take Sandstorm straight to Jayfeather if she doesn't go to see him today. He goes on patrol with Dovewing, Hazeltail, and Rosepetal to the WindClan lakeside border. There is no trace of rival cats so they head back in due time. The former Dark Forest trainees swore an oath of loyalty, but some cats still distrust them, including Toadstep. Berrynose whispers that he cannot believe Bramblestar brought Blossomfall and Thornclaw to a Gathering. Toadstep flicks his tail and says the other Clans have killed most of their traitors, and wonders if they should do the same. Dovewing starts an argument, but refuses to let Toadstep and Berrynose think she will go run to the deputy and complain. She gives a glare at the toms before moving off. During the Gathering, Dovewing sits next to Toadstep and tries not to hiss at him when he curls his lip at her.
On the way back from the Gathering, Poppyfrost mentions that Toadstep has not eaten much lately, shooting him a worried glance. Toadstep says he was not hungry is all. Bramblestar explains if he is not hungry tomorrow, then he needs to go and see Jayfeather. Two nights later, Toadstep starts coughing and now he is keeping everyone awake, instead of just Sandstorm. Dovewing struggles to feel sympathetic as he knew he was falling ill and should have gone to Jayfeather for treatment. Since he is not too sick, he is moved into the apprentices' den where Sandstorm is, to stop keeping the other warriors awake. Toadstep shuffles into the apprentices' den with Jayfeather close behind. Purdy mentions that putting him and Sandstorm together reminds him of something Firestar once did.

Daisy's Kin[]

Daisy thinks of ThunderClan's current state in the aftermath of Ashfur's deceit, but it quickly shifts to her own personal grief. She recalls her recent loss of two of her kits, Rosepetal and Berrynose, and how many moons prior she had lost Toadstep and Hazeltail.

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Daisy:[2] Living (As of Wind)


Spiderleg:[2] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Rosepetal:[2] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Hazeltail:[8] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Berrynose:[8] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Mousewhisker:[8] Living (As of Wind)
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Dustpelt:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Ferncloud:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Brindleface:[10] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Whitestorm:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Robinwing:[12] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Snowfur:[13] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Fuzzypelt: [12] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Thistleclaw:[13] Deceased, verified the Place of No Stars member


Moonflower:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Poppydawn:[15] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Stormtail:[16] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Windflight:[17] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Rooktail:[18] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Eaglestorm:[19] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Fallowsong:[20] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Daisytoe:[21] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Squirrelwhisker:[19] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Birchfall:[22] Living (As of Wind)
Shrewpaw:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Foxleap:[23] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Hollykit:[22] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Larchkit:[22] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Icecloud:[23] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Ashfur:[10] Deceased, no residence
Elderkit:[24][11] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Tulipkit:[24][11] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Ravenpaw:[25] Deceased, verified StarClan and Unknown Residence member


Frostfur:[12] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Cherrypaw:[12][26] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Chestnutkit:[12][26] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Longtail:[27] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Rainwhisker:[28] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sootfur:[28] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Sorreltail:[28] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Bluestar:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Rosetail:[15] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sweetpaw:[15] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Dappletail:[19] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Tawnyspots:[19] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Thrushpelt:[19] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Goosefeather:[29] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Rabbitleap:[20] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Heronwing:[20] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Sweetbriar:[30] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Flashnose:[31] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Half nephew:

Molewhisker:[32] Living (As of Wind)

Half niece:

Cherryfall:[32] Living (As of Wind)

First cousins:

Dovewing:[33] Living (As of Wind)
Ivypool:[33] Living (As of Wind)

Second cousins:

Brackenfur:[34] Living (As of Wind)
Thornclaw:[35] Living (As of Wind)
Cinderpelt:[34] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Brightheart:[35] Living (As of Wind)


    = Tom

    = She-cat

    = Gender unknown



Interesting facts[]

  • He has loner blood through Daisy.[2]

Author statements[]

  • Toadstep's afterlife residency in StarClan was first revealed on Vicky's Facebook.[36]


  • He has been mistakenly described with gray paws.[37]


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

  • On Vicky's Facebook, Su Susann has said that Toadstep had amber eyes.[38]


"Is there any blood?"
―Toadkit asking about Millie's kitting Eclipse, page 154

Toadkit: "You should have called Blossomkit Squealkit, because that's all she does!"
Rosekit: "Don't be mean!"
—Rosekit scolding Toadkit for his rude comment about Blossomkit Eclipse, page 160

"But he just got here! Who are you?"
―Toadkit curiously asking Sol who he is Eclipse, page 164

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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Revealed in Outcast, allegiances
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 11
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 7
  5. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, allegiances
  6. Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 37
  7. Revealed in Dovewing's Silence, chapter 6
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Revealed in Twilight, page 146
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 18
  10. 10.0 10.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 42
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 329
  13. 13.0 13.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 327
  14. 14.0 14.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 8
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 47
  16. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 19
  17. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 315
  18. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 1
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, allegiances
  21. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 4
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Revealed in Midnight, page 84
  23. 23.0 23.1 Revealed in The Sight, page 5
  24. 24.0 24.1 Revealed in Into the Wild, pages 226-227
  25. Revealed in Graystripe's Vow, page 9
  26. 26.0 26.1 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  27. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 12
  29. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 23
  30. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook (screenshot)
  31. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 3
  32. 32.0 32.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 299
  33. 33.0 33.1 Revealed in Sunrise, page 317
  34. 34.0 34.1 Revealed in Fire and Ice, pages 95-97
  35. 35.0 35.1 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, pages 62-63
  36. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook (screenshot)
  37. Revealed in Eclipse, page 116
  38. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook