"You're welcome here. The other Clans would have destroyed us in the last battle if your Clan hadn't helped. Now we're sure they'll keep away. They know they have ThunderClan to reckon with."
— Tornear to Fireheart in Forest of Secrets, page 52

Tornear is a wiry[10] gray tabby tom.[11]

Tornear was a WindClan warrior under Tallstar's and Onestar's leaderships in the forest and the lake territories. He was born to Shrewclaw and Ryestalk along with his brother, Mudclaw. However, their father was killed in a ShadowClan raid on WindClan before their birth. He became an apprentice, Tornpaw and soon earned his warrior name, Tornear. He gained a respect for ThunderClan when Fireheart and Graystripe rescued WindClan from exile, but his stance on them hardened over time. He mentored Runningbrook, Tawnyfur, Owlwhisker, and WindClan's future leader, Harestar. Tornear retired to the elders' den and joined StarClan after dying in the battle against the Dark Forest.


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The Prophecies Begin

"You're young. But something tells me you’ll make a fine leader [...] We'll tell Tallstar your news. May StarClan be with you!"
—Tornear to Fireheart on his way to Highstones The Darkest Hour, page 39
Tornear is a warrior of WindClan. He returns with the rest of his Clan to the forest territories after Brokenstar's exile of WindClan, and trains two apprentices: Runningpaw, and then Tawnypaw. When his patrol encounters Bluestar and Fireheart traveling to the Moonstone, they turn them away, as though Tornear was grateful for ThunderClan's help in saving WindClan, that friendliness faded due to their harboring of Brokenstar. He later participates in the battle against BloodClan.

The New Prophecy

"Even though starvation seemed to have robbed the WindClan warrior of all emotion, Squirrelpaw thought she detected a hint of pride in Tornear’s voice."
—Tornear reporting that Crowpaw caught a hawk for the starving Clan Dawn, page 173
He and Mudclaw hunt on ThunderClan territory during the destruction of the forest territories due to WindClan's rabbits being poisoned by Twolegs, and trains Owlpaw, a kit not yet six moons old. He takes part in the Great Journey, and questions what will happen to WindClan after Tallstar dies, however, his stance during Mudclaw's rebellion is unknown. Nevertheless, he accepts Onestar's leadership, and is sent as a reinforcement during ThunderClan's battle against the badgers.

Power of Three

"WindClan fights with claws, not words."
—Tornear, to Leafpool Dark River, page 272
Now a senior warrior, Tornear mentors a new apprentice, Harepaw. While training their apprentices, a WindClan patrol is confronted by ThunderClan when their apprentices hunt too close to the border. Tornear defends the apprentices, but tensions between the Clans grow as WindClan has a shortage of prey, and Tornear fights in a border skirmish. He later believes ThunderClan to have taken Gorsetail's missing kits, and fights against them in the battle of the eclipse.

Omen of the Stars

"That’s impossible! He would have said something if it had been a rogue."
—Tornear when Webfoot suggests Antpelt was killed by a cat Dark River, page 272
Tornear has become an elder. When Antpelt is injured and eventually killed while training in the Dark Forest, Tornear is baffled by his wounds, as while he had prior suggested them to be from a dog, Webfoot identifies them to be from a cat. When the Dark Forest cats attack the Clans, Tornear is killed in the battle.


Interesting facts

  • Prior to it being healed in StarClan,[12] Tornear had a torn ear.[blog 1]
  • Kate has said she has always imagined his right ear as torn.[blog 1]


  • He has mistakenly been called Turnear.[13]
  • He has mistakenly been called brown.[14]


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

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Ryestalk:[4] Living (As of Redtail's Debt)


Shrewclaw:[4] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Mudclaw:[4] Deceased, verified StarClan member
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Mistmouse:[16] Living (As of Redtail's Debt)
Brackenwing:[17] Deceased verified StarClan member


Hareflight:[16] Living (As of Redtail's Debt)
Redclaw:[18] Living (As of Redtail's Debt)


Stagleap:[16] Living (As of Redtail's Debt)
Barkface:[19] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Doespring:[16] Living (As of Redtail's Debt)

First cousins:

Onestar:[20] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Morningflower:[4] Living (As of Hollyleaf's Story)
Ashfoot:[4] Deceased, verified StarClan member


    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown



"Tallstar’s dead! He became leader before I was born. What will happen to WindClan without him?"
—Tornear after Tallstar's death is announced to the Clans Starlight, page 123

"That's none of ThunderClan's business either. So long as we stay on our side of the border, we can hunt what we like."
—Tornear, when WindClan is caught catching squirrels Dark River, page 124

"Since when did deputies take over the Gathering?"
—Tornear, when Graystripe speaks at a Gathering Battles of the Clans, page 112

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 471
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Fire and Ice, allegiances
  3. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 298
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  5. Revealed in Outcast, page 135
  6. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, allegiances
  7. Revealed in Rising Storm, allegiances
  8. Revealed in Starlight, allegiances
  9. Revealed in The Sight, allegiances
  10. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 64
  11. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 63
  12. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  13. Revealed in Sunrise, page 225
  14. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 67
  15. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 26
  17. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 20
  18. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 176
  19. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 8
  20. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 493

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