"RiverClan cats are born to swim."
— Wavepaw to Brindlepaw at the Gathering in Thunder and Shadow, chapter 23

Wavepaw is a silver-and-white she-cat with green eyes and a long tail.[blog 1]


In the A Vision of Shadows arc

Thunder and Shadow

Wavepaw is a new RiverClan apprentice attending her first Gathering with her sister, Cypresspaw. She, Breezepaw, and Nightpaw stand beside Twigpaw with wide eyes as she explains that it's her first Gathering. Honeypaw sniffs that she's been to too many Gatherings, and Cypresspaw shifts closer to Wavepaw as she says she didn't realize how many cats would be there. Fernpaw and Brindlepaw join the group of apprentices, with the WindClan apprentice asking Wavepaw if she is new, and the RiverClan she-cat nods.
Honeypaw cuts across Twigpaw's thoughts, explaining that Wavepaw says RiverClan kits learn how to swim before they're apprenticed. Brindlepaw exclaims that they would drown, and Wavepaw snorts in amusement as she states that RiverClan cats are born to swim. The ThunderClan apprentice blinks and says she'd never even stood in a river, to which Wavepaw shrugs that rivers are fun and fish is delicious. She and Cypresspaw offer to teach the white she-cat to swim and they glance at the lake glittering behind the trees and manage to convince her to follow them. Soon after, Mistystar announces Wavepaw and Cypresspaw as new apprentices to the other Clans.


Interesting facts


  • Wavepaw is called both male and female in the same chapter.[2]
  • She was mistakenly called pale brown tabby tom with distinctive "rippling" stripes.[blog 5]

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Cypresspaw:[3] Living (As of Thunder and Shadow)


Cypresspaw ♀Wavepaw ♀

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Cypresspaw: "I didn't realize there'd be so many cats here."
Wavepaw: "Don't worry, Cypresspaw. There's a truce, remember? We're safe here."
—Wavepaw reassuring her sister at their first Gathering Thunder and Shadow, page chapter 23

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, chapter 23
  2. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, pages 351-352
  3. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 351
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