"Don't you care what I want? Having kits isn't just your choice. And just because I don't want to have kits now doesn't mean I never will. [...] You're meant to love me. Not the family I might give you. If you won't wait until I'm ready, then I guess you weren't the cat I thought you were."
— Twigbranch to Finleap in The Raging Storm, chapter 14

Twigbranch is a gray she-cat[2] with green eyes.[10] She has short,[11] fluffy,[12] glossy fur,[13] and her ear-tip is sliced.[14]

Twigkit and her sister, Violetkit, were discovered as newborns in a tunnel underneath a Thunderpath. Their mother's whereabouts were unknown and there was no trace of her. The kits were found and named by Alderpaw and Needlepaw, who brought the helpless kits back to the Clans. They were thought to be a part of a prophecy that involved all of the Clans, and each Clan took an interest in them. At a Gathering, it was agreed that ThunderClan would take Twigkit and ShadowClan would take Violetkit, and Alderpaw and Needlepaw were distraught at separating the sisters.

Twigkit is fostered and nursed by the queen Lilyheart and her foster siblings were Larkkit, Leafkit, and Honeykit. As a kit, Alderpaw took her at night to meet up in secret with Needlepaw and Violetkit from ShadowClan. She is apprenticed to Ivypool and begins her apprentice training. Feeling alone in her new Clan, Twigpaw desperately wanted to be with her kin, and set out to find out if her mother was still alive. Unfortunately, the patrol was unsuccessful, and her mother was deduced to be killed by a Twoleg monster. She is extremely discouraged by this finding and tries to become close to her sister, but the problems with Darktail in ShadowClan made this feat difficult and dangerous.

When Alderheart begins having visions about SkyClan and tells Twigpaw he thinks he saw her kin, Twigpaw becomes determined to find them. After Bramblestar and the other senior warriors disagree on sending a patrol to find SkyClan, Twigpaw rashly goes by herself. She is hit by a monster but is healed by Twolegs. She escapes the Twolegs and wanders across the countryside, eventually finding SkyClan sheltering in the moorland. She meets Hawkwing who introduces himself as her father, and she is overjoyed to meet her kin. Twigpaw leads SkyClan back to ThunderClan.

After spending time with her father and learning more about her mother, Pebbleshine, Twigpaw decides that she wants to be with her kin in SkyClan. Violetpaw escapes ShadowClan after it collapses and also joins SkyClan. She becomes a SkyClan apprentice with Sandynose as her mentor. He is strict with her and many cats are suspicious of her, and she becomes uneasy. She becomes close friends with Finpaw. Despite being among family and friends, Twigpaw decides she does not feel at home in SkyClan and asks Bramblestar is she can return to ThunderClan. Bramblestar reluctantly agrees and Finpaw comes with her because he is in love with her. Sparkpelt becomes Twigpaw's third mentor and is very tough on her. After completing her second assessment, Twigpaw earns her warrior name, Twigbranch.

Twigbranch becomes a mentor to Flypaw and is annoyed that her apprentice is easily-distracted. Finleap attempts to get closer to her and start a family, but Twigbranch feels she is not ready and the two cats get into a disagreement. She leads a patrol consisting of cats of all Clans to bring SkyClan home after they are driven from their territory by ShadowClan. She finally meets her mother Pebbleshine, thanks to Tree, and rejoices when she discovers Violetshine is expecting Tree's kits. She also grows closer to her apprentice, Flypaw. Twigbranch and Finleap come to terms with each other once again, and become friends.


In the Super Editions

Tigerheart's Shadow

Twigpaw is revealed to have moved in with SkyClan. Despite passing her ThunderClan warrior assessment, she is still training to become a SkyClan warrior. She is first mentioned by Tigerheart when he thinks of how he and Dovewing grew closer on the quest to find Twigpaw.
Later, Ivypool angrily tells Tigerheart that Twigpaw had seen him and Dovewing at the border.
After Tigerheart has left ShadowClan, he tells Shadowkit that he will decide which Clan he wants to live in. The young tom asks if all Clan kits do that, and Tigerheart thinks of Violetpaw and Twigpaw and tells his son that it occasionally happens, but not always.

In the A Vision of Shadows arc

The Apprentice's Quest

When Alderpaw and Needlepaw are separated from the group, they enter a tunnel, where they hear soft cries. Alderpaw pads toward the nest he spots in the dim light, and picks of the milky scent of kits. He sees two kits inside, one black-and-white kit, and a gray one next to it. Needlepaw asks Alderpaw what the problem is and begins to ask another question. She stops when she sees the kits in the nest and shakes her head in disbelief, asking where their mother is. She also notes that the two kits can't be more than a few days old because their eyes aren't open yet. She goes to look for their mother, but as Alderpaw takes a closer look at the kits, he notices that the two—who are both she-cats—are practically skin-and-bone. He tells Needlepaw to catch something quickly and to forget about finding the mother, and she soon comes back with a vole. He and Needlepaw feed them tiny pieces that they chewed up, but the gray kit chokes it up. Needlepaw says the kits need milk, and Alderpaw says that unless she has any, the vole would have to do.
They eventually get the kits to eat the vole, and once the kits finish eating, the two apprentices curl up with them to make them warm. The gray kit swats Alderpaw's nose, who exclaims that her claws are sharp. Alderpaw licks the gray she-kit from head to tail to help warm her up, and soon both kits are asleep. Alderpaw tells Needlepaw they were lucky to have found the kits when they did because they wouldn't have lasted much longer without protection. Needlepaw wonders where their mother went, then asks Alderpaw if he thought she'd been hit by a monster. Alderpaw says that he isn't sure, and suggests they get the kits back to camp. Needlepaw agrees and meows that they should name the kits. Needlepaw names the black-and-white she-kit Violetkit because she smells like violets, which she says must be from the nest's lining. Alderpaw names the gray she-kit Twigkit, stating she's tiny like a twig. They pick the kits up to take them back to the lake, and Needlepaw says that Alderpaw should thank her for leading him into the tunnel because the kits are found in the shadows, connecting the kits to the prophecy that Firestar had delivered to the Clans.
The two apprentices journey through the night, making a temporary den to rest in. They'd fed the kits mice when they were resting in the make-shift den. Alderpaw says that they're almost home, setting the squirming and squealing Twigkit down. Needlpaw comes to stand next to him, setting Violetkit next to Twigkit. The two apprentices say their goodbyes, and Alderpaw asks Needlepaw to put Violetkit on his back. The other apprentice says that she's not leaving the "shadow" kits, because she helped find them, and asks who says the kits are to go to ThunderClan. Alderpaw protests that if it wasn't for what Sandstorm had told him, and his dream, the kits never would have been found. The two continue to bicker over who holds more credit for finding the kits, but eventually, Twigkit and Violetkit's mewling neutralizes the anger the apprentices are feeling toward the other, replacing it with concern for the kits. Needlepaw suggests they split the kits up, and take one to each of their Clans, but Alderpaw says they can't do that, because they only have each other, like his own relationship with his sister, Sparkpaw. He sees that Needlepaw keeps quiet, and wonders if she has anyone like he has Sparkpaw, and the kits have each other.
The yowling of a cat from down the slope breaks the silence, and Alderpaw and Needlepaw step instinctively in front of the kits. Alderpaw sees that it's a group of his Clanmates, consisting of Birchfall, Poppyfrost, Berrynose, and Molewhisker, and he meets up with them, leaving Needlepaw and the kits on the ridge. The group talks for a few moments, then Alderpaw leads them up to Needlepaw. The ShadowClan apprentice motions to the kits, who are now sleeping, and tells the ThunderClan patrol that they've brought company. Poppyfrost exclaims that the kits are adorable, while Berrynose asks who they are, and where they found them, giving them a suspicious sniff. Alderpaw says he'll explain that later, but the kits need care because they're unwell, so they need to be taken to ThunderClan's camp. Needlepaw begins to protest, but Birchfall cuts her off, asserting his authority as leader of the patrol, saying that Alderpaw can help take care of them, as the medicine cat apprentice.
Needlepaw says that she helped to find them and that she thinks they're what StarClan wanted them to find. The ThunderClan cats exchange surprised glances, and Birchfall asks Alderpaw if he believes what Needlepaw said. The ThunderClan apprentice says he thinks it's possible that they are, but he isn't certain. Birchfall says they'll take them to ThunderClan so they can be cared for, and Needlepaw interrupts, saying ShadowClan can take care of them just as well. Birchfall tells her to let him finish and says that the next Gathering is in a few days time, and the kits can come along, and their fates will be decided there because getting the kits well again is the most important problem. Needlepaw agrees, and heads back to ShadowClan. Molewhisker says he can't wait to hear what Cherryfall will say when she sees Twigkit and Violetkit.
Back at camp, Twigkit and Violetkit are in the nursery with Lilyheart and her kits, Leafkit, Larkkit, and Honeykit. Twigkit and Violetkit are watching Lilyheart's litter roll around the nursery's floor as they play-fight. Lilyheart tells the younger kits that that's how they'll learn to fight when they're apprentices. Twigkit asks her what an apprentice is, and Larkkit answers, explaining the basics to her; when a kit reaches six moons old, and they have a mentor that teaches them how to become a warrior. Honeykit tells Twigkit that they get to fight foxes and badgers, and rival cats, after which she pounces on her brother, Larkkit. Alderpaw comments that Lilyheart has her paws full, and she says that she likes it. The apprentice moves on to greet Violetkit and Twigkit, touching his nose to theirs, asking how they are doing. Violetkit says that they are doing fine, and Alderpaw observes the two as being plumper and their fur being glossier than when he and Needlepaw had found them. He notices that their eyes are wide and bright, now that they're open. Twigkit says that it's nice to be with their mother, and leans against Lilyheart. Leafkit says that Lilyheart isn't their mother, telling Twigkit and Violetkit that they came from a long way away, and the two younger kits glance at each other, confused and hurt, but Lilyheart tells them she loves them as if she were their real mother. The kits begin to purr, and Lilyheart tells Alderpaw that she'd be happy to have them in her family, and that her kits love them as well. 
Alderpaw is gathered by Jayfeather to the leader's den to talk about the Violetkit and Twigkit with Bramblestar, Squirrelflight, and Leafpool. Alderpaw tells Bramblestar, Leafpool, and Jayfeather what he knows about the kits, starting with the dream Sandstorm had sent him, giving him a clue to help find the kits in the tunnel with Needlepaw. He explains how Needlepaw helped care for them, and how gentle she was with them. Bramblestar asks Jayfeather if he thinks the kits are related to the prophecy, and the latter replies that he isn't sure, because they could just have been abandoned by their mother. Leafpool points out that Sandstorm had told Alderpaw there was time for him to complete the quest, followed by the clue to the kits, relating them again to the prophecy. Squirrelflight asks Alderpaw what he thinks about the matter, to which he answers that he thinks it's possible that the kits are related to his quest, but thinks they should wait until the kits are older to come to any conclusions. Bramblestar says that he thinks they shouldn't give the kits up, but Jayfeather doubts ShadowClan will let their claim to the kits go, because of Needlepaw's involvement. Bramblestar says that they'll find out at the Gathering.
Soon after, a Gathering is held, and both Twigkit and Violetkit attend, and both are very nervous about meeting so many cats. Sparkpaw tells the two about the Clans on the way to the island. Once the Gathering begins, Rowanstar and Bramblestar argue briefly about the significance of the kits, and which of the two Clans they should go to; ThunderClan, because Alderpaw helped find them, or to ShadowClan, because Needlepaw helped find them. Mistystar suggests that one kit should go to each Clan. Bramblestar agrees to her suggestion, albeit reluctantly. Onestar argues that that isn't good enough, protesting that WindClan and RiverClan should also have a part in raising the kits. His outburst is met with silence, and Mistystar declares the end of the Gathering. The leaders jump down from the tree, and the ThunderClan and ShadowClan leaders go to the bush where Alderpaw, Sparkpaw, and the two kits are waiting. Bramblestar, despite protest from Alderpaw, tells Rowanstar to choose a kit to take to ShadowClan. Rowanstar picks Violetkit and takes her with him, promising to take very good care of her. Twigkit is distraught that her sister was pulled away from her, so she screeches and attacks Rowanstar, flinging herself against the leader and clawing him.
Alderpaw gets briefly lost in his thoughts, imagining how the kits feel, knowing he would be crushed if he and Sparkpaw were separated. Sparkpaw nudges him, and tells him that Twigkit needs him. Twigkit has collapsed into a heap of mewling gray fur, and Alderpaw licks her head and ears, telling her not to be sad, because she'll be able to see Violetkit again when they're old enough to go to more Gatherings. Twigkit whimpers, saying that it won't be the same, and that she wants her sister now. The kit also asks Alderpaw what Violetkit will do without Lilyheart. Sparkpaw answers the kit, promising that a nice ShadowClan cat will look after her. Alderpaw and Sparkpaw try to comfort the kit, the former stroking her gently with his tail, and the latter nuzzling the kit's other side, but Twigkit simply cannot be comforted. Sparkpaw notices the others are leaving, and says they should go too. Alderpaw notices Needlepaw with Violetkit on her back, recalling the loneliness he'd sensed in her, and wonders if the same will befall Twigkit's sister. He knows there's nothing he can do for Violetkit, but he silently promises to always take care of Twigkit, and that he'll do everything he can to keep her happy. Alderpaw touches his nose to Twigkit's, thinking that if nothing else comes of his quest, he can always make sure Twigkit has a good life.

Thunder and Shadow

Jayfeather complains about Twigkit being in the medicine den while she's playing with a leaf. Alderheart defends Twigkit explaining that she is just a kit. Jayfeather thinks Twigkit should play with Lilyheart's kits, but Leafpool replies that they're getting too old for it and wouldn't want to play with Twigkit. Alderpaw feels thankful for Lilyheart raising Twigkit with her own kits, but he hates Rowanstar for taking Twigkit's sister, Violetkit. He thinks about how he'd feel if he was separated from his mother and family.
Alderpaw suggests that Twigkit play with Briarlight, saying how the exercise would be good for the disabled she-cat. Jayfeather is about to object, but Leafpool agrees with Alderpaw, saying it's a great idea. She asks Twigkit if she would like to play with Briarlight, and the she-kit is delighted. The two begin to play around in the medicine den, when Graystripe enters and asks for herbs for Millie, offhandedly mentioning that Bramblestar had come with Rowanstar. Jayfeather panics and instructs Twigkit to stay inside with Briarlight. She nods.
When Alderpaw, Leafpool, and Jayfeather are talking with Rowanstar, Alderpaw thinks about how Rowanstar was expressing concern for his Clanmates and considers that it was possible Violetkit was being treated in ShadowClan just as well as Twigkit was in ThunderClan.
Later, Twigkit asks Alderpaw if she can come along the trip to ShadowClan. Alderpaw considers it for a moment, but after thinking of how Jayfeather would react he declines. Twigkit looks upset over it, but quickly runs off to the nursery and returns with a feather to give to Violetkit, explaining how Violetkit used to think feathers were pretty and how she had one in her old nest. Alderpaw licks the top of Twigkit's head and says he'll give the feather to Violetkit.
Alderpaw recognized Sleekpaw was standing next to the patrol. He remembered her as a feisty she-cat from his first Gathering. Twigkit's feather was tickling his nose, sticking out the wad of rolled leaves Alderpaw was carrying between his jaws. Alderpaw sneezed, Tawnypelt took the leaves from him gently, tugging them with her teeth. Twigkit's feather flutters to the ground, and Alderpaw snatches it up quickly.
After getting into ShadowClan's Camp, Alderpaw asks Needlepaw, How is Violetkit and if she has settled in. Needlepaw doesn't know and says that Violetkit is in the nursery most of the time with Pinenose and her kits.
Needlepaw asks Alderpaw if he plays with Twigkit, and Alderpaw says If he is not busy with his apprentice duties. Afterwards, Needlepaw asks Alderpaw if he would like to see Violetkit. He agreed to see Violetkit and suddenly remembered Twigkit's feather. He ran back to Needlepaw, feather fluttering against his nose.
Alderpaw calls to Violetkit, and tells him that he brought a present from Twigkit. Violetkit blinks at him, confused. She thought that he meant Lionkit. Pinenose corrects her, and Alderpaw says that it's from Twigkit. He pushed the feather slowly towards her.
Alderpaw explains that the feather was the red one that she used to play with when she shared a nest with Twigkit, and Violetkit's eyes lit up. She asks if this was the same one, and Alderpaw shooks his head. He explains that the old one got dirty, so Twigkit found her a new one. Violetkit asks him to tell Twigkit that she loves the feather, and How is she, How is she like, If she has gotten a feather too, If her tail is fluffy and that she wanted the fluffiest tail, and if she has tasted vole yet. She says that she wanted to taste vole, but Pinenose told her she's not ready.
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Shattered Sky

Twigpaw is talking to Ivypool, asking her about the upcoming battle. Ivypool reassures Twigpaw she'll be fine. In the battle, Twigpaw encounters Violetpaw, and after staring at her for a few moments, Needletail and Rain approach and command Violetpaw to attack Twigpaw. Violetpaw does this, and Twigpaw is heartbroken.
Later, after Alderheart has another vision about SkyClan, Twigpaw is heartbroken again when Bramblestar denies Dovewing and Tigerheart to go try and find them and when Ivypool and Lilyheart tell her it's for the best. Twigpaw rashly decides to go by herself, and piles up her bedding to make it look like she was sleeping.
After wandering around in the woods for a while, Twigpaw is chased by some dogs and after getting away from them, is hit by a car. She is healed by the cutter and soon escapes from the twolegs. She eventually finds SkyClan, and excitedly tells them who she is and where she comes from, although she is horrified when they tell her a group of rogues drove them out, as the same rogue group also drove out ShadowClan and RiverClan. She tells them she was seemingly abandoned by her mother, but later after a patrol tried to find her mother, it was evident her mother was in fact dead. Hawkwing then tearfully tells Twigpaw that if Pebbleshine were alive she wouldn't have abandoned her kits, and he knows because he was Pebbleshine's mate. Thus revealing that Hawkwing is Twigpaw's and Violetpaw's father.
Meanwhile, in ThunderClan, she is thought to be dead, and the Clan sits vigil for her. During the vigil, Alderheart remembers how lively she had been, and excited to learn all she could. For support, Sparkpelt presses against him, and Bramblestar beckons to Ivypool. He invites Twigpaw's mentor to share some words about the gray she-cat.
Twigpaw begins to lead SkyClan to ThunderClan, but is questioned by Sagenose if she really knows the way. Sparrowpelt and Hawkwing quickly defend the young apprentice, along with Leafstar. She heads towards a hill, expecting to see familiar roads, but instead just sees a valley. She begins to doubt herself until she smells Twolegs. She climbs up a ridge and is excited to see the lake and the territories.
After a fight with the rogues, Alderheart finds Twigpaw back at camp and is surprised. She explains about her journey and introduces her father, Hawkwing. She asks about Violetpaw and is heartbroken to know that she may be dead for trying to help the other Clans.
She is basking in the sun later, listening to stories of SkyClan from her father. She also notices the new respect in the other cats' eyes as they look at her. Squirrelflight told her that even though she wasn't what the Clans were to embrace, she was still connected to SkyClan, which was what the Clans realized they had to embrace.
After talking with Squirrelflight and Graystripe, she notices movement in the thorn barrier and is joyful to see Violetpaw alive, standing there. They both apologize to each other, and Twigpaw praises her sister for the defeat of the rogues in RiverClan. Twigpaw listens as her sister explains all that had happened with Needletail and Darktail.
Twigpaw leads her sister to see her father after many congratulations to Violetpaw on the way. When her father says that they should live with SkyClan when the battle was over, Alderheart interrupts, saying that the sisters had allegiances to other Clans. Twigpaw is asked to fetch fresh-kill for her sister, but before she goes, Hawkwing asks her if her Clan or kin was more important. Twigpaw doesn't know how to reply.
Twigpaw and her sister, along with the deputies of each Clan, are sent to ask Onestar to join the battle against the Kin. Both apprentices are shocked when Hawkwing begins to work out how cats lived on WindClan. Then, as they arrive, they hear a battle going on. Twigpaw and Violetpaw are left behind, but Twigpaw and Violetpaw rush down to help anyways.After the battle, they are seen sharing a rabbit with their father, and as Onestar begins to tell why he could not fight Darktail before, Twigpaw is waiting excitedly.
Twigpaw asks her father about the name of SkyClan, and Hawkwing tells her how SkyClan launches attacks from the sky, thus telling Alderheart how to "remember the names".
Twigpaw waits in excitement as the Clan head towards ShadowClan territory. Twigpaw smells the terrible stench of the camp as the cats get ready to attack. When Hawkwing pauses to ask if Twigpaw wants to join him in the trees, she agrees. She jumps down, though, when she sees Violetpaw battling a rogue twice her size. She is filled with excitement, though that fades when it begins to rain. She is happy when the Kin retreats, showing that their plan was going perfectly. The Clans chase down the Kin. When the rogues are all chased away and only Darktail and Onestar were fighting in the lake, Twigpaw is watching amongst the SkyClan warriors.
The Clans come to the conclusion that both Onestar and Darktail drowned. Twigpaw calls to Violetpaw to say goodbye to the other Clans. When Hawkwing tells his daughters that there will always be a place for them in SkyClan, both are confused, and unsure.

Darkest Night

Twigpaw is hunting with Ivypool, and her mentor tells her to hurry. Twigpaw wills the tabby she-cat to be quiet, for the mouse she's stalking might run away. She flicks her tail, irritated, as the mouse freezes, Ivypool's mew shattering the silence. Twigpaw doesn't move, and only relaxes as the prey goes back to snuffling around the tree roots. The gray apprentice leaps, feeling the soft flesh of her mouse beneath her claws as she lands on the small creature. Slamming her paws down, Twigpaw quickly gives it a killing bite, then lifts it up.
The small apprentice hurries to join her patrol, and scans the cats. Cherryfall lounges in some sunshine, while Sparkpelt paces behind Fernsong. Her mentor hauls a thrush from an earlier catch, and when Twigpaw reaches them, she flings her mouse onto the pile of prey. Lionblaze sits stiffly, staring out into the woods. Twigpaw listens as Sparkpelt informs Lionblaze of the rogues having left, and the Clans all reunited.
The patrol breaks into conversation about the current situation: the over-crowding of ThunderClan. Fernsong pipes up about ShadowClan, and Sparkpelt fluffs out her fur, expressing her annoyance at Reedwhisker sleeping in her nest. After some more back and forth discussion, Cherryfall makes a negative comment about the SkyClan cats, then glances at Twigpaw.
She shrinks beneath her pelt, and wonders if the ginger warrior is blaming her. Twigpaw was first proud of bringing SkyClan back, but now it would nag her. With the camp over-crowded, Twigpaw isn't sure about SkyClan finding territory.
A few sunrises later, the ThunderClan cats go to the Gathering. When Harestar, Mistystar, Rowanstar and Bramblestar talk about giving territory to SkyClan, the ShadowClan leader nods curtly and tells the clans that he will give some of his territory to the small Clan. Leafstar is extremely grateful and thanks Rowanstar. While Mistystar is sharing her news, she unexpectedly closes her borders.
Twigpaw returns to camp after passing her assessment. Everyone congratulates her, but she appears subdued. When SkyClan is preparing to leave, Twigpaw announces she is leaving ThunderClan to join her family.
Once in SkyClan, Twigpaw shares prey with her father and sister before going hunting with them. While out, Twigpaw tries leading them but is unfamiliar with the territory. Knowing the area better, Violetpaw takes the lead and Twigpaw seems disappointed with it. She walks beside Hawkwing and asks about Pebbleshine. He tells them story about her during her apprenticeship and in the end tells Twigpaw she reminds him of Pebbleshine.
On a fiercely windy day, she is out collecting twigs with Finpaw and Dewpaw to build up camp. Twigpaw gets lost in her thoughts, Finpaw bringing her attention back to the present. She dives under a bush to collect twigs, but leaps backward with her fur on end, saying there's a snake. Finpaw purrs, correcting her that it's a root and acknowledges she is very jumpy. A crack splits the air and a massive branch falls toward Finpaw. Twigpaw manages to save most of him, but his tail is crushed. Twigpaw rushes to ShadowClan and fetch Puddleshine. Puddleshine ends up having to cut Finpaw's tail off in order to free him. Hawkwing takes the shocked Twigpaw back to camp, who wonders if Finpaw will be okay and doesn't want to leave her friend. She goes into her nest and before she drifts off, she hears Leafstar announce a patrol going back to the gorge to search for lost clanmates.
Violetpaw, who is joining the patrol to the gorge with Hawkwing, notes how Twigpaw had asked to stay behind to help build SkyClan's new camp. Twigpaw says her farewells to the patrol before they leave.
Twigpaw is gathering ferns for the nests in the apprentices den and thinks of Finpaw, who has had low spirits since he lost part of his tail. Dewpaw and Twigpaw talk about Finpaw, and Dewpaw gets Twigpaw to go talk to him. She succeeds and lifts the young toms spirits, becoming great friends. When the medicine cats visit SkyClan for Leafstar's insight on the prophecy, Twigpaw is playing with Finpaw. Her eyes shine when she spots Alderheart and she greets him. They talk for a moment, but the meeting ends quickly as she goes back to playing with Finpaw.
Twigpaw's new mentor, Sandynose, is attempting to teach Twigpaw how to hunt in trees. He wants her to catch a bird in a pine, but she protests, pointing out a nearby mouse. He argues with her and she gives in. She feels as though he is treating her like a kit as she climbs the tree. The branch below her breaks and she falls to the ground. They go back to camp and Leafpool check her. She reports no serious injuries but Twigpaw should stay in her den for a few days. Finpaw enters, asking if she's all right. He sits with her while Leafpool collects herbs. They talk for a bit until Twigpaw mentions that she and Violetpaw used to play somewhere on SkyClan territory. Finpaw asks if they can find the spot, disregarding the fact he's confined to camp until his tail heals and she's meant to be resting. They sneak out of camp and upon reaching the spot she used to play with Violetpaw at, they overhear Tigerheart and Dovewing meeting on their territory.
Twigpaw and Finpaw have camp all to themselves with everyone else busy when Juniperclaw strides into camp with Fallowfern close behind. The ShadowClan warrior reports to Leafstar that the deaf she-cat was on their territory stealing herbs. After he leaves, Leafstar orders the two apprentices to clear out the warriors den. They decide to do that later and hunt instead but are caught by Leafpool, who tells Finpaw to return to camp before Sandynose can find out he left. Twigpaw carries on hunting alone and runs into Ivypool and tells her about Dovewing meeting with Tigerheart.
Twigpaw is sent to groom Macgyver, who got hurt the day before. She goes to fetch herbs from Leafpool, but is stopped by Sandynose, who tells her to stop hanging out with Finpaw so they can focus on their training more. A ThunderClan patrol arrives, headed by Ivypool. They report that Dovewing is missing and wonder if SkyClan has seen her. When Leafstar says no one has reported anything, Ivypool looks at Twigpaw. Leafstar asks if she knows anything and Twigpaw tells them how she saw Tigerheart and Dovewing on their territory. She is then scolded by Sandynose for not saying anything before.
Twigpaw patrols with Sparrowpelt and Sandynose. Her mentor praises her for knowing the border so well and sends her to mark the border by the lake. She runs into Finpaw and tells him they Sandynose doesn’t want them hanging out anymore. Finpaw is furious, and worried that once they’re warriors, Twigpaw won’t be interested in being his friend anymore. She tells him he’s special to her, and no one will ever stop them from being friends. Finpaw is reassured and leaves Twigpaw to her duties. Sandynose witnesses this and is satisfied she sent him away. She continues on, worrying if she will ever earn the respect she had in ThunderClan.
Another ThunderClan patrol arrives, explaining a mudslide destroyed their camp and herbs. They ask SkyClan if they can take some herbs, to which Leafstar agrees. Twigpaw offers to help, but Sandynose butts in, saying she’s supposed to be training. Leafstar brushes Sandynose’s comment off and allows Twigpaw to help. Before she leaves camp to search for herbs, Sandynose blocks her path and leans into her ear, saying she cannot live with a paw in two camps; she must decide which Clan she wants to fight for.. His words cut her like thorns and she watches as he stalks away. She feels guilty as she recognizes the truth to them.
The patrol to the gorge returns and Twigpaw happily greets Hawkwing and Violetpaw. Leafstar announces it is time for Twigpaw and Violetpaw to be made warriors. Feeling overwhelmed, Twigpaw leaves camp to breathe, and worries about ThunderClan. Finpaw finds her, and points out she doesn’t look thrilled. She pushes her former Clan to the back of her head and says she is, then hurries back to camp. Leafstar gives Violetpaw her new name, Violetshine. When it’s her turn, Twigpaw feels sick and her paw steps feel heavy. She knows she can’t say “I do”, she doesn’t belong in SkyClan. She tells Leafstar she is ThunderClan, apologizes, and she needs to go back.
Sandynose supports her, saying he’s seen her struggling and he’s proud she found the courage to decide. Violetshine accuses Twigpaw of abandoning her once again, asking what is so special about ThunderClan, why would she rather be with them than with her. Twigpaw says she would never be happy in SkyClan, and Violetshine hisses she doesn’t care if Twigpaw’s unhappy, and wonders why she isn’t allowed to be happy. She drops her gaze, realizing what she just said and apologizes. Violetshine mews she just thought everything was going to be how she dreamed. Twigpaw touches her muzzle to her sisters and say she’ll always love her and Hawkwing. Hawkwing pads up, soothing Violetshine. Leafstar orders Twigpaw to return to ThunderClan. As she pads away, Finpaw catches up to her. She apologizes for leaving him, and she’ll miss him. Finpaw stares at her steadily, saying she doesn’t need to miss him, he’s joining her in ThunderClan. He says he doesn’t care what Clan he’s in, so long as he’s with her. Twigpaw stares, unable to find words and nods. They pad out into the forest, on the path to ThunderClan together.

River of Fire

Twigpaw is first seen when RiverClan's territory caught on fire. 
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The Raging Storm

She is now a mentor to Flypaw. Flypaw is easily distracted, which makes Twigbranch irritated with her.
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Personality and traits

Twigbranch is described as impulsive, caring, hardworking, and silly.[15]
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Interesting facts

  • Alderpaw chose the name Twigkit for her because she's small, like a twig.[4]
  • She has been noted to look a lot like Hawkwing.[16] She is also noted to have the same pelt color as him.[17]
  • Twigbranch, along with her sister, Violetshine, have kittypet blood through Cherrytail and Sparrowpelt,[18] Sharpclaw,[19] and Clovertail.[20]

Author statements

  • Kate wanted her warrior name to be Twigshade.[21]
  • Kate prefers Violetshine over Twigbranch because Violetshine is "slightly more vulnerable and touching."[22]
  • Kate feels that Hawkwing does not favor Violetshine over Twigbranch, but instead just has more of an affinity with Violetshine.[23]
  • When asked which character in the books most embodies chicken, Kate replied Twigbranch, stating "she was the most chickeny cat" she had wrote so far.[24]


  • She was mistakenly called Twigkit two times after she became Twigpaw,[25] called Twigpaw once before she got her apprentice name,[26] and called Twigpaw after she recieved her warrior name.[27]
  • She was mistakenly called Violetpaw.[28]

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Pebbleshine:[29] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Hawkwing:[29] Living (As of The Raging Storm)


Violetshine:[2] Living (As of The Raging Storm)

Foster mother:

Lilyheart:[30] Living (As of The Raging Storm)

Foster sisters:

Leafshade:[30] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Honeyfur:[30] Living (As of The Raging Storm)

Foster brother:

Larksong:[30] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
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Parsleyseed:[31] Living (As of Hawkwing's Journey)
Duskpaw:[32] Deceased, residence unknown
Quailpaw:[33] Living (As of The Raging Storm)


Cloudmist:[34] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Blossomheart:[35] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Sunnypaw:[33] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Pigeonpaw:[33] Living (As of The Raging Storm)


Cherrytail:[36] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Tinycloud:[31] Living (As of The Raging Storm)


Sharpclaw:[36] Deceased, residence unknown
Sparrowpelt:[31] Living (As of The Raging Storm)


Rockshade:[37] Status unknown
Bouncefire:[37] Deceased, residence unknown


Sandynose:[38] Living (As of The Raging Storm)


Birdwing:[38] Status unknown
Honeytail:[38] Deceased, residence unknown


Clovertail:[37] Status unknown
Jessamy:[19] Status unknown

Great-great aunt:

Flower:[19] Status unknown


Unnamed tom:[39] Status unknown


Curlypaw:[40] Living (As of Hawkwing's Journey)
Snipkit:[40] Deceased, residence unknown
Fidgetflake:[40] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Reedclaw:[41] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Finleap:[41] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Dewspring:[41] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Palepaw:[42] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Nectarpaw:[42] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Fringepaw:[42] Living (As of The Raging Storm)
Gravelpaw:[42] Living (As of The Raging Storm)



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"I'm scared! I don't want to meet so many cats."
—Twigkit showing her nervousness about the Gathering The Apprentice's Quest, page 286

"No! No! Don't take her!"
—Twigkit to Rowanstar about Violetkit The Apprentice's Quest, page 294

Alderpaw: "Don't be sad, little one. We'll look after you. And you'll see Violetkit again, when you're old enough to come to Gatherings."
Twigkit: "But it's not the same. I want Violetkit now! And what will she do without Lilyheart?"
Sparkpaw: "A ShadowClan cat will look after her. A nice ShadowClan cat."
—Alderpaw and Sparkpaw attempting to comfort Twigkit The Apprentice's Quest, pages 294-295

"I know how to prove I'm special! I'll fetch more watermint from the lake. Then the Clan will see how clever and useful I am, and they won't want to get rid of me."
—Twigkit getting an idea to prove her specialty to ThunderClan Thunder and Shadow, page 113

"Maybe their bond of kinship wasn't strong enough to survive their decision."
—Narrator on Violetpaw and Twigpaw choosing their separate Clans Thunder and Shadow, page 294

Twigpaw: "I didn't mean to spoil everything."
Ivypool: "You did a huge thing by bringing SkyClan here. This is where they belong. StarClan wanted them to return, and you're the one who found them. I am so proud of you. And I'm sorry that I didn't support you when you wanted to find your kin."
Twigpaw: "Thank you. But I'm worried that I may have caused more trouble for the Clans by bringing SkyClan here."
Ivypool: "If you have, it's trouble StarClan wants us to have. And it's far less trouble than we've seen in the past moons. Darktail is dead and his rogues are gone. The Clans must find their paws again, and we must find space for SkyClan. It may not be easy, but once it's finished, all the Clans will be stronger for it. I'm sorry. I wasn't thinking about you or SkyClan."
—Ivypool and Twigpaw Darkest Night, pages 10-11

"Thank you for raising me and training me. I shall always value what I have learned here. But I don't want to be a ThunderClan warrior. My place is in SkyClan- with my kin."
—Twigpaw to ThunderClan Darkest Night, page 41

Lilyheart: "I still can't believe Twigpaw left."
Alderheart: "You must miss her."
Lilyheart: "Don't you?"
Alderheart: "Very much."
Lilyheart: "It's hard to raise a kit only to watch her leave. And she was such a bright young cat."
—Lilyheart and Alderheart about Twigpaw Darkest Night, page 70

"Because you're never sad. That's why I like you."
—Finpaw telling Twigpaw why he likes her Darkest Night, page 104

Twigpaw: "You're going to be fine."
Finpaw: "Leafpool keeps telling me that I'm lucky I only lost half of it."
Twigpaw: "What happened to the other half?"
Finpaw: "Puddleshine said he was going to bury it."
Twigpaw: "Bury it?"
Finpaw: "Perhaps we should find its grave and sit vigil."
Twigpaw: "We could mark it with a stone and visit every leaf-fall to pay our respects."
Finpaw: "Here lies Finpaw's tail. It died protecting its Clan."
Twigpaw: "Perphaps it's in StarClan right now, lying in the sunshine."
Finpaw: "There must be other tails there. I hope it's made friends."
Twigpaw: "You've got bees in your brain."
Finpaw: "You started it."
—Twigpaw and Finpaw about Finpaw's tail Darkest Night, page 105

"I don't know why they can't look forward instead of backward. It's so great that SkyClan is beside the lake now. You're going to love it here. I wish I could show you around ThunderClan territory. It's so pretty and there are so many places to play. I know a place here, on SkyClan territory. At least, I think it's on SkyClan territory now. I used to play with Violetpaw there."
—Twigpaw to Finpaw Darkest Night, page 140

Twigpaw: "I'm not meant to hang out with you."
Finpaw: "Why not?"
Twigpaw: "Your father thinks that you'll learn quicker if I'm not distracting you all the time."
Finpaw: "Sandynose said that? He must have bees in his brain. You've helped me so much!"
Twigpaw: "Maybe you should just stick with Bellaleaf for now. You do have a lot of catching up to do. We can hang out when we're warriors."
Finpaw: "Yeah right. Like you'll want to hang out with me once you're a great warrior and I'm just lumbering around like a clumsy badger because I've only got a half tail."
Twigpaw: "I'll always want to hang out with you."
Finpaw: "So you think I will be like a clumsy badger?"
Twigpaw: "No! Of course not. You're going to be a great warrior, too, if you train hard."
Finpaw: "I'm never going to be the warrior Sandynose hoped I would be. He knows it and I know it. It's probably why he doesn't want me hanging out with you. He probably thinks I'll hold you back."
Twigpaw: "That's not true."
Finpaw: "Then why does he want to keep us apart? [...] It's not fair. I'm never going to be a great warrior, and now I'm not allowed to be friends with you."
Twigpaw: "No one will ever stop us being friends. You're special to me."
Finpaw: "I am?"
Twigpaw: "Of course you are. Once we're warriors, no one will be able to keep us apart. I don't care if it puts Sandynose's tail in a twist. You're going to prove to him that you're a great warrior and so am I. We'll be the best warriors in SkyClan, and he won't be able to stop us doing anything we want."
Finpaw: "You're right. He might think he knows best now, but once we can outrun, outhunt, and outfight him, he won't be able to tell us what to do."
—Twigpaw and Finpaw Darkest Night, pages 251-252

Sandynose: "You can't live with a paw in two camps."
Twigpaw: "Are you accusing me of being disloyal?"
Sandynose: "No. You will make a great warrior one day. But first you need to decide which Clan you want to fight for."
Darkest Night, page 257

Twigpaw: "I am ThunderClan. I'm so sorry. I need to go back to them. I wish I felt like a SkyClan cat. I belong with ThunderClan."
Leafstar: "You should have said something earlier. This is not the right time to change your mind."
Twigpaw: "It's better than changing it after the ceremony."
Sandynose: "Twigpaw has not made this decision lightly. I've seen her struggling to do the right thing. Her heart has been torn in two directions since she came. I'm proud she found the courage to decide."
Leafstar: "She's wasted our time."
Sandynose: "She's found where her true loyalty lies. That is not a waste of anyone's time. If she'd stayed here, with half her heart in ThunderClan, what use would she have been?"
Twigpaw: "I'm sorry."
Leafstar: "The ceremony is over."
Hawkwing: "Sandynose is right. You've been brave."
—Twigpaw deciding not to be a SkyClan warrior Darkest Night, pages 287-288

Twigpaw: "I wanted to be with you and Violetshine. But ever since I came here, I've felt guilty for leaving ThunderClan. And I've missed them."
Violetshine: "You're abandoning me again!"
Twigpaw: "No, I'm not. I'm still your sister. Nothing will change that."
Violetshine: "You left me when we were in ShadowClan. And you're leaving me now. All for your precious ThunderClan! What's so special about them? They're just a bunch of meddling know-it-alls. Why do you want to be with them instead of me?"
Twigpaw: "I'll never be happy if I stay here."
Violetshine: "I don't care! I don't care if you're not happy! What about me? Why am I never allowed to be happy? I'm sorry. I just believed that everything was finally going to be the way I dreamed it would be."
Twigpaw: "I will always love you. And Hawkwing. And the time I've spent with you will always be a special memory."
Hawkwing: "Twigpaw is right. We will always be kin. We'll miss Twigpaw, but isn't it better to know she's found where she belongs rather than to live with her knowing she wishes she was somewhere else?"
Violetshine: "I just wish she wanted to be with us."
—Twigpaw, Violetshine, and Hawkwing Darkest Night, pages 288-289

Twigpaw: "I'm sorry."
Finpaw: "Why?"
Twigpaw: "For leaving you. I will miss you."
Finpaw: "You don't have to miss me. I'm coming with you. And no one can stop me!"
Twigpaw: "But this is your Clan!"
Finpaw: "ThunderClan can be my Clan from now on."
Twigpaw: "What about Sandynose and Plumwillow, Reedpaw and Dewpaw?"
Finpaw: "They can manage without me. I don't care if I'm ThunderClan or SkyClan or even ShadowClan. Just as long as I'm with you."
—Twigpaw and Finpaw Darkest Night, pages 290-291

Twigpaw: "I feel a little restless here in ThunderClan. I don't want to leave - far from it - but I'm not sure yet what my place is. I know I'm being stupid, but [..] I guess I expected my Clanmates to be more excited to have me back."
Lilyheart: "You're not being stupid at all. But, you know, it's because we all loved you so much that we were so upset when you left. Now I'm happy, because I feel like I have all my kits back with me."
Twigpaw: "It's Violetshine too. Things are so strained between us now, and I hate it."
Lilyheart: "She'll always be your sister."
Twigpaw: "Yes, but I wish I had kin here in ThunderClan, too. They would understand me , or at least make things less difficult."
Lilyheart: "The Clan will trust you again. Maybe you need to prove to yourself that you belong here, instead of proving it to other cats."
—Lilyheart and Twigpaw River of Fire, page 75


Twigbranch's warrior ceremony
Bramblestar: I, Bramblestar, leader of ThunderClan, call upon my warrior ancestors to look down on this apprentice. She has trained hard to understand the ways of your noble code, and I commend her to you as a warrior in her turn. Twigpaw, do you promise to uphold the warrior code and to protect and defend this Clan, even at the cost of your life?
Twigpaw: I do.
Bramblestar: Then by the powers of StarClan, I give you your warrior name. Twigpaw, from this moment you will be known as Twigbranch. StarClan honors your energy and the way you have carefully thought out where you belong. You have proven over and over that your heart is in ThunderClan, but I'm also impressed by the way you care for all the Clans, and for how they function together. Having such a wide view will make you a stronger warrior. I give you the name Twigbranch in memory of the way you came to our Clan as a small, fragile kit, and have grown into a strong warrior, just as a twig grows into a branch. We welcome you as a warrior of ThunderClan.
Everyone: Twigbranch! Twigbranch!
Reference: River of Fire, chapter 19
Major Warriors characters
The Prophecies Begin FirestarGraystripeYellowfangCinderpeltSpottedleafSandstormCloudtailBluestarTigerstar
The New Prophecy BrambleclawFeathertailStormfurSquirrelflightCrowfeatherTawnypeltLeafpoolHawkfrostMothwing
Power of Three LionblazeJayfeatherHollyleafBreezepeltRockSolAshfur
Omen of the Stars DovewingIvypoolLionblazeJayfeatherCinderheartHawkfrostTigerstarFirestarFlametail
Dawn of the Clans Gray WingClear SkyThunderTall ShadowWind RunnerRiver RippleTurtle TailJagged PeakStormBright Stream
A Vision of Shadows AlderheartNeedletailTwigbranchVioletshineDarktailTreeRowanclawTigerstarLeafstar
Graystripe's Adventure GraystripeMillie
Tigerstar and Sasha SashaKenJeanPineShnukyTigerstar
Ravenpaw's Path RavenpawBarley
SkyClan and the Stranger LeafstarBillystormSol
Super Editions FirestarSandstormLeafstarSkywatcherBluestarThistleclawSnowfurGoosefeatherCrookedstarOakheartRainflowerMapleshadeSharpclawEchosongStickYellowfangSagewhiskerBrokenstarRaggedstarTallstarJakeSparrowBramblestarSquirrelflightJessyMoth FlightMicahHawkwingTigerheartDovewingSpireCrowfeatherBreezepeltNightcloudAshfoot
Novellas HollyleafFallen LeavesMistystarMothwingCloudstarTigerstarLeafpoolSquirrelflightDovewingBumblestripeMapleshadeGoosefeatherRavenpawPinestarSpottedleafThistleclawThunderstarLightning Tail

References and citations

  1. Revealed in River of Fire, page 18
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 267
  3. Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, page 39
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 269
  5. 5.0 5.1 Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 188
  6. Revealed in River of Fire, chapter 19
  7. Revealed in Darkest Night, page 134
  8. Revealed in River of Fire, page 21
  9. Revealed in The Raging Storm, allegiances
  10. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, allegiances
  11. Revealed on Kate's Blog
  12. Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 17
  13. Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 279
  14. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 366
  15. Revealed on the official website
  16. Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 57
  17. Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 53
  18. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 215
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Revealed in the Warriors App
  20. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 350
  21. Revealed on Kate's Blog
  22. Revealed on Kate's Blog
  23. Revealed on Kate's Blog
  24. Revealed on Kate's Blog
  25. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 197
  26. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 110
  27. Revealed in River of Fire, page 261
  28. Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 201
  29. 29.0 29.1 Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 198
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 30.3 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 278
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 22
  32. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 11
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, allegiances
  34. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 7
  35. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 33
  36. 36.0 36.1 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 21
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 279
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 Revealed in The Rescue, page 10
  39. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 280
  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, allegiances
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 333
  42. 42.0 42.1 42.2 42.3 Revealed in Darkest Night, page 167