|"I think I speak for all of us when I tell you that we pledge ourselves to do whatever it takes to find SkyClan and complete the quest."|
|— Molewhisker to Alderpaw in The Apprentice's Quest, page 191|
In the Super Editions
- Molepaw is now a warrior with the name Molewhisker. He is seen on a patrol near the ShadowClan border. He growls that they are probably staying away until ThunderClan relaxes their watch, flicking his tail. When Blossomfall falls into the lake, Molewhisker wails her name and dashes to the water's edge. Bramblestar tells Molewhisker and Sandstorm to stay back as he doesn't want them to fall in. He commands them to put their weight on a branch that could save Blossomfall, but warns to not move it. Blossomfall gets a hold of the branch and they start to haul the branch in, dragging it along the shore. With their efforts, Blossomfall is saved. When Bramblestar orders every cat to stay away from the lake, Molewhisker agrees, saying it's a good idea. Bramblestar plans for just him and Molewhisker to continue the patrol while the she-cats head back to camp, but they end up coming. At the WindClan border, they see WindClan cats attempting to catch a giant, white bird. Molewhisker seems impressed, commenting they are very brave as the bird is huge. The WindClan scent fills the forest because of the strong wind and Molewhisker sighs it is pointless trying to tell if they've trespassed as he cannot smell anything by WindClan.
- Sandstorm comments she cannot believe the lake was once empty and Molewhisker asks if she's talking about the Long Dry. He explains that Purdy was telling him that story but never finished. Blossomfall explains that the Clans sent a patrol, two from each Clan to find a block in one of the streams. Molewhisker interrupts, asking what cats from ThunderClan went. Blossomfall explains Lionblaze and Dovewing, Dovepaw then. A giant white bird suddenly crashes near them, and Molewhisker races to it beside Bramblestar. The leader lets Molewhisker make the easy catch. The warriors dives into the bush and sinks in his teeth in it's neck. After it stops struggling, Molewhisker backs out and drags out the bird with him. Bramblestar commends Molewhisker on his catch, but Blossomfall points out the messy wings and says he needs to be more careful. Molewhisker protests he only touched the neck. The WindClan patrol from before comes and claims the prey. Molewhisker protests it isn't their catch as he made the kill. Bramblestar stubbornly carries away the bird and Molewhisker rushes to help.
- When the patrol gets back to the camp, Molewhisker announces that he caught the large white bird, licking his shoulder fur proudly. Cherryfall, his sister, blinks at him and says it must have been dangerous. Molewhisker casually responds it wasn't hard. Bramblestar thinks that is only because it was already hurt, but lets Molewhisker have his moment of glory. He is later seen sharing a shriveled shrew with Briarlight. He helps the she-cat climb on Graystripe's back so she can be carried to Bramblestar's den. The Warriors' den is flooded out so the warriors rest in different dens with Molewhisker in the nursery. He snaps at Bramblestar, saying he is stepping on his tail. Cherryfall cuffs her brothers ear and tells him to be careful as it's their leader he is talking about. Bramblestar tells them that it is okay. The whole camp floods, they have to flee up a cliff face. Bramblestar tells Molewhisker and Cherryfall to go when it is their turn. Molewhisker tries to follow his sister but halts a little way up. His eyes full of terror and ears flat. He wails he cannot do it and will fall. Bramblestar calls to him that it is okay and he can do it. Molewhisker yowls he is starting to slip, though. Bramblestar starts to climbing to boost Molewhisker up, but Lionblaze comes down, reassuring Molewhisker and guiding him. Molewhisker very slowly makes his way up beside his sister and disappears over. The next cats are ready to go but Bramblestar tells them he wants to make Molewhisker is safe as if he falls he'll knock into someone. Lionblaze confirms that Molewhisker is okay. Bramblestar is relieve although Rosepetal is scared, she doesn't freeze in fear like Molewhisker.
- When a patrol brings a Twoleg pelt to help keep the Clan dry and warm, Molewhisker and Rosepetal claw and chew it to split into smaller pieces. At one point, Molewhisker becomes sick, but is soon sleeping peacefully, breathing back to normal. Later, Daisy scorns the apprentices for exploring more than they are allowed. She tells Cherryfall and Molewhisker they should be ashamed as they encouraged them to do this. Molewhisker complains that it is boring and he has been stuck down in the tunnels for moons. Daisy responds if he needs something to do, he can play a game called hunt the tick on Purdy. As the flooding water recedes, Molewhisker and Cherryfall talk to Dustpelt and Brackenfur about how they will rebuild the dens in the hollow. Molewhisker is part of a border patrol, and follows after Bramblestar. When they return to the hollow to inspect the mess, Brackenfur relays instructions to Molewhisker and Cherryfall on how they are going to clean it up. The clean up is a good success, and Rosepetal recalls a funny moment with Molewhisker. She remembers that he had to get off a branch before Brackenfur put it in place. She comments she thought Molewhisker would become part of the warriors’ den. As Bramblestar and Squirrelflight discuss who to take to the Gathering, Bramblestar suggests Molewhisker as he worked hard rebuilding the camp so deserves to come as a reward. Squirrelflight agrees with him.
In the Omen of the Stars arc
- Molekit and his sister, Cherrykit, are born to Poppyfrost and Berrynose during an unusually hot and dry greenleaf, although both are not yet named. After they're born, Jayfeather, the medicine cat, calls for Berrynose to come see his kits. Before Berrynose arrives, Tigerstar, Hawkfrost, and Brokenstar, residents of the Place of No Stars, suddenly appear and gaze at the kits hungrily. Jayfeather's brother, Lionblaze, arrives and also sees the three cats, though none of other cats can see them. The Dark Forest cats disappear when Berrynose arrives in the nursery and greets his mate and kits warmly, assuring Poppyfrost that their kits would be the best in the Clan. Jayfeather suspects that the Place of No Stars' warriors are looking to recruit the kits if they die, but Lionblaze tells him that the Place of No Stars doesn't want dead kits, they want living ones.
- Cherrykit tries to show Jayfeather a battle move she made up, but when she messes up due to a leaf, Molekit makes remarks that she's scared of a leaf, starting an argument; Poppyfrost reprimands him moments afterwards.
- Molekit and Cherrykit are noted by Jayfeather to be some of Briarlight's biggest supporters. When her backbone is broken by a falling tree, the two kits play around her and regard her as a friend. Molekit climbs onto Briarlight's shoulders and balances there. Briarlight boasts to her mother, Millie, that she could balance both kits on her shoulders.
- Molekit is seen several times playing with Cherrykit, and talking to his mother, Poppyfrost.
- He and his sister, Cherrykit, are at Dovewing and Ivypool's warrior ceremony, saying that they will be the best apprentices yet. Firestar overhears this, and tells them they are not six moons old yet, much to the kits' dismay.
- He and his sister also get bellyache from eating too much squirrel, but when treated with herbs from Jayfeather, they both eventually heal.
- When Molekit is getting his apprentice name, he at first refuses and tells Firestar that he doesn't want to do the "nasty" apprentice jobs, such as removing the elders' ticks. His mother, Poppyfrost, shuts her eyes and digs her claws into the ground when he says this, and his father, Berrynose, is furious. The Clan is shocked, but Firestar tells the young tom that he won't only have to do tasks like pulling the elders' ticks, only sometimes. Molepaw gives in and agrees to get his apprentice name. Rosepetal becomes his mentor.
- When Molepaw, Cherrypaw, and their mentors are outside of camp practicing battle moves with Brightheart, a fox attacks them. Their mentors chase away the fox, but the fox comes back to get Molepaw and Cherrypaw. A strange cat chases the fox away, thus saving the two siblings. When the two and their mentors return to camp, Jayfeather checks up on Molepaw. While he checks him for injuries, Jayfeather enters Molepaw's memories and sees the strange cat, but doesn't recognize who they are.
- When Sol comes back to ThunderClan, he reports to ThunderClan that he saved the two, but later it is revealed to be Hollyleaf who saved them. Molepaw and Cherrypaw are mesmerized by Sol since Mousefur was telling them about him earlier.
- Later after hunting with his mentor, he brings back two mice in which he gives to Mousefur and Purdy to eat.
- When Hollyleaf comes back to camp, Firestar tells him and his sister to make a nest for her in the apprentices' den. When she wonders about the hollow looking different, Molepaw exclaims that a tree fell into it, and that he would tell her about it while they made her nest.
- Throughout the book, he and his sister listen to Sol's many stories.
- When Firestar names cats to go into battle patrols, Molepaw and Cherrypaw protest, saying they were not named for any patrols. Firestar tells them they are going to be on his patrol- the patrol that stays at camp to protect the queens and elders in case any WindClan cats broke through. He and his sister exchange glances, not knowing whether to be disappointed that they might not fight, or proud to be on a patrol with the Clan leader.
- While Ivypool and Dovewing are chattering in the morning, he is seen telling them with annoyance they awoke him with their conversation. He later says that he and his sister don't have any training that morning, because Spiderleg thinks they're too small to practice climbing. Ivypool replies that ThunderClan doesn't want any injuries. Soon after, he is eager to practice battle moves with her, and they work on defense moves.
- He, along with his sister, Cherrypaw, are training with Ivypool and Dovewing. Ivypool is teaching them battle techniques and helping them to improve those skills. After the training session, he and his sister have a little skirmish, which angers Ivypool, and she scolds them for that. This brings the realization to Ivypool that if the Clans and cats go on like this, they won't be able to win the final battle.
- Molepaw serves as a messenger during the final battle, along with his sister as he is one of the fastest cats in his Clan. He is assigned to WindClan, and then RiverClan, and his sister to ShadowClan. Before they leave, Poppyfrost tells them she's proud of them, and Berrynose comments that though they're apprentices, they're warriors today.
- In the middle of the fight, Bumblestripe runs into Molepaw and Cherrypaw. Dovewing happily notes they're safe, and Molepaw comments that RiverClan has already driven the Dark Forest warriors on the edge of the border.
In the A Vision Of Shadows arc
- Molewhisker is announced to be Alderpaw's mentor by Bramblestar. Alderpaw is uncertain as to how he feels about this choice, noting that Molewhisker is quieter and less enthusiastic than his sister Cherryfall and had not shown much interest in the kits. Molewhisker is solemn as he touches noses with Alderpaw, and after the ceremony, he tells the dark ginger tom that being an apprentice is a big responsibility. He explains that Alderpaw will have to pay attention to his training, because the Clan may one day depend upon his skills, and that he will have to work to prove he is worthy of becoming a warrior.
- Sparkpaw asks her mentor if they can go hunting, but it is Molewhisker who replies, and he tells the excited young she-cat that in addition to their training, apprentices have special duties to care for the Clan. He and Cherryfall then order the apprentices to check the elders for ticks.
- The next morning, Molewhisker and Cherryfall take Alderpaw and Sparkpaw to tour the territory. They lead their apprentices into the forest, and explain to them that they will need to know every pawstep of ThunderClan territory by the time they are warriors. As they head towards the ShadowClan border, Sparkpaw asks what will happen if they meet ShadowClan cats. Molewhisker sternly tells her that nothing will happen, and that the ThunderClan and ShadowClan cats will all stay on their own sides of the border.
- Before reaching the ShadowClan border, the four cats first head down to the lake. Sparkpaw splashes in the water and yowls as she attempts to fish from the lake, and subsequently is chastised by Molewhisker, who tells her she won't be able to catch a fish or any other type of prey if she continues to scare it away with her antics. When the patrol gets to the border, Sparkpaw finds ShadowClan's scent unpleasant, but Molewhisker points out that the scent only smells bad to them because they aren't used to it, and says that ThunderClan probably smells just as bad to ShadowClan.
- After completing the tour of the territory, Sparkpaw request to try hunting, and Molewhisker agrees. Molewhisker and Cherryfall teach their apprentices the hunting crouch, Molewhisker reminding the apprentices to make sure their tails don't wave around. Sparkpaw successfully, on her first attempt, catches a shrew, and Cherryfall and Molewhisker are impressed.
- Molewhisker has Alderpaw and Sparkpaw practice their hunting crouches again, and Molewhisker tells Alderpaw to tuck his paws in. Sparkpaw adds that he can't make a good pounce with his paws sticking out, and begins to give other tips for performing a hunting crouch. Molewhisker interrupts her, reminding Sparkpaw that she is a brand new apprentice like Alderpaw, and not the mentor. When Alderpaw spots a vole, Molewhisker tells him to go after it, but the apprentice hesitates, and the vole gets away. Molewhisker reminds Alderpaw that a good hunter doesn't hesitate, and that he needs to trust his instincts more. When Sparkpaw catches another piece of prey, Molewhisker praises her, but appears annoyed his own apprentice has yet to catch anything. Alderpaw is upset, feeling as if he's a failure, but Molewhisker assures him that he will learn.
- Molewhisker and Cherryfall attend the Gathering with their new apprentices. Alderpaw and Sparkpaw are surprised by the different creatures they see in the forest at night, to which Molewhisker comments that he will take them night hunting sometime. As Alderpaw and Sparkpaw reach the island, Molewhisker pads up beside them, asking what they think. Alderpaw replies that the Gathering is amazing. Molewhisker then points out to the apprentices the other Clans' leaders.
- Molewhisker and Cherryfall do battle training with Alderpaw and Sparkpaw the day after the Gathering. Molewhisker becomes frustrated with Alderpaw for his lack of concentration, and after scolding his apprentice, declares the session finished. Molewhisker then takes Alderpaw for another attempt at hunting, and suggests a different way of hunting for him, but the young cat doesn't listen, and asks his mentor to repeat it. Molewhisker repeats himself, but is clearly annoyed and tells his apprentice off again for not paying attention. Alderpaw tries to hunt a mouse, but steps on a twig and scares it away. Molewhisker, though he controls his voice, is visibly frustrated yet again by his apprentice's ineptitude at hunting.
- When they return to camp, Bramblestar summons Molewhisker up to his den. Bramblestar, Molewhisker, Jayfeather, and Leafpool emerge from the den and beckon Alderpaw to them. They explain that Alderpaw is to no longer train with Molewhisker and will instead train as a medicine cat apprentice. Alderpaw is shocked, and begs to stay as Molewhisker's apprentice, promising to do better and to listen to his mentor. Molewhisker is sympathetic to the young tom, stating that he knows Alderpaw tried really hard at warrior training and that he is not angry.
- Molewhisker is later chosen to accompany Alderpaw on his quest to find SkyClan, along with Sandstorm, Cherryfall, and Sparkpaw. He and Cherryfall are delighted to be included on the journey.
- The patrol sets off the next morning, leaving Clan territory and heading through a Twolegplace. They observe some Twolegs eating food, but are scared off by one of the Twoleg kits. Molewhisker growls that they should have known better than to go there, because Twolegs are always trouble. Later, these Twolegs depart in their monster, although they leave behind some discarded food. Molewhisker remarks that Twolegs and monsters are very strange, but also how their food is tasty. He suggests eating the food they have left behind, as they shouldn't let it go to waste when it's right there. The patrol decides to eat the food as Molewhisker recommended.
- The ThunderClan cats set off again, traveling now through an unfamiliar forest. At sunset, Molewhisker suggests that the patrol to hunt, as it will be dark soon. The other cats agree to the idea, and Molewhisker invites Alderpaw to hunt with him. Alderpaw tries to hunt a mouse but hesitates and the mouse escapes, though Molewhisker leaps after it and catches it anyway. Molewhisker is sympathetic to his former apprentice, who has been unable to catch anything, and tells him he can share his prey.
- After their meal, they set off again, hoping to cross a Thunderpath before they settle down for the night. The patrol is standing beside it when an object suddenly flies out of one of the monsters and barrels straight towards Molewhisker. Fortunately, Sandstorm, sees the object and is able to knock Molewhisker out of the way before he can be struck. Molewhisker gratefully tells her that she probably saved her life, but breaks off as another object flies into the air. The cats retreat into the trees, deciding to cross the Thunderpath the next morning.
- When the patrol sets up camp the next night, they meet two foxes. Alderpaw, Sparkpaw, Sandstorm, and a stranger defeat one fox while Cherryfall and Molewhisker drive away the other. With the foxes gone, they discover that the stranger who helped fight off the first fox is the ShadowClan apprentice Needlepaw. Needlepaw explains that she had seen the patrol leave and followed them. Molewhisker curiously asks her if she really had tailed them across the Thunderpath, and Needlepaw replies that she did, as Thunderpaths are no big deal. Molewhisker retorts that if she's not scared of them, then she is a mouse-brain. Needlepaw declares that she is coming with the ThunderClan now, and at this Cherryfall and Molewhisker share a disbelieving glance.
- Molewhisker and the other members of the patrol meet to discuss whether to allow Needlepaw to join them, and he is in favor of sending her back. Sandstorm doesn't think it's safe for the young apprentice to go home on her own, but Molewhisker growls that since the nosy little cat has gotten herself into the mess, she should get herself out of it, and that cheeky ShadowClan apprentices isn't their problem. Alderpaw points out that her nosiness came in handy with the foxes, which Molewhisker acknowledges. Alderpaw adds that if they try to send Needlepaw back, she will probably just follow them anyway, to which Molewhisker argues that even so, that is no reason to welcome her. Sandstorm decides to let Needlepaw stay, and after the discussion is finished, Molewhisker mutters to Cherryfall that Needlepaw is going to be in a lot of trouble when she returns to ShadowClan.
- Alderpaw dreams of SkyClan in danger, so he and Sandstorm decide they must set off again. Molewhisker grumbles that he doesn't see why they left so soon, as he and the others have not been informed about SkyClan or Alderpaw's visions. They encounter a Twoleg den, which Sparkpaw wants to explore, but Molewhisker tells her no, because it's a Twoleg thing and it's best to stay away from Twolegs. Now, they reach a fence, which the patrol climbs over one by one, Molewhisker and Cherryfall without mishap. Sandstorm, meanwhile, slips and falls off the fence. Molewhisker leaps forward to break her fall, but she still is hurt.
- The next morning, with Sandstorm injured, Molewhisker goes out with Sparkpaw and Needlepaw to hunt, and they return with some prey. Cherryfall, Sparkpaw, and Molewhisker see how ill Sandstorm is, and Molewhisker declares that they will do everything they can to help her, so Alderpaw sends them off to fetch herbs.
- Sandstorm soon dies of her wounds, and the other cats gather as Alderpaw drags her body into the clearing. They are all stunned, and gloomily Molewhisker states that Sandstorm was the only one to know the route, and that they were relying on her to be able to complete the journey. He asks if her death is meant to tell them their quest is doomed. They decide to sit vigil for Sandstorm, and at dawn, they bury her. Cherryfall declares that she and Molewhisker should bury her, as they are the elder cats of the journey now. Sparkpaw wants to help bury her grandmother, and Molewhisker comfortingly tells her she can if she wants. As the bury Sandstorm, Molewhisker voices his wish to turn around, suggesting again that the quest is doomed. Needlepaw objects that they have to keep going, but Molewhisker growls that it isn't her decision, and that she isn't even a ThunderClan cat.
- Alderpaw decides to finally tell the other cats about his visions. He tells them that he has something to say, and Molewhisker impatiently tells him to spit it out. Alderpaw tells them al he knows of SkyClan's history, and why they have to go find them. After Alderpaw finishes, Molewhisker inquires as to why the other Clans drove SkyClan away and let them die off, but Alderpaw says that no cat knows the full story. The patrol is glad that Alderpaw told them about his visions, and Molewhisker vows that they will do whatever it takes to help Alderpaw find SkyClan and complete the quest, the other cats murmuring their agreement.
- When the patrol finally reaches SkyClan's gorge, Needlepaw immediately tries to rush down into it, but Molewhisker blocks her way, asking if she's mouse-brained. Molewhisker argues that none of them know much of SkyClan, and that they can't be sure whether to trust them. They meet a few cats, presumably a SkyClan patrol, and Alderpaw looks to the senior cats Cherryfall and Molewhisker to speak to the patrol's leader, but when they remain silent, Alderpaw speaks to him instead.
- The traveling cats are allowed to stay in the gorge. When Sparkpaw challenges Darktail about how prey is distributed within his group, Molewhisker steps between the apprentice and the leader, saying that Sparkpaw is just young and curious, and escorts her back to her den. The next morning, Molewhisker tells the questing cats that they should hunt, as they can't expect to eat with the SkyClan cats. Molewhisker offers to hunt with Alderpaw as Cherryfall and Sparkpaw leave together, but Alderpaw declines his offer, not wanting to disappoint his former mentor again with his poor hunting skills, and the brown-and-cream tom heads off.
- Molewhisker and the other Clan cats are already back when Darktail and Alderpaw return following Mistfeather's death. Molewhisker queries as to what is going on as Darktail shoves Alderpaw into the center of his rogues. Darktail proclaims that he found Alderpaw talking with SkyClan cat, and that he and his friends are conspiring to drive his group out in order to reclaim the territory for SkyClan. Molewhisker hisses that they should have known they weren't the real SkyClan, and that a lot of thing now make sense. Darktail decides to keep the Clan cats in his camp until he knows that they are not a threat. Cherryfall and Molewhisker protest that Darktail can't keep them if they want to leave, but the questing cats have no choice but to stay because Darktail's cats outnumber them.
- After the meeting, Molewhisker and his companions are escorted to a different den and guarded by Raven, one of Darktail's rogues. Alderpaw tells his Clanmates of Mistfeather, and when he finishes, Molewhisker hisses that Darktail is evil. He says they should have just left, but Needlepaw points out that Darktail's rogues would have just followed them.
- Just before dawn, the Clan cats try to escape the camp, as Raven has fallen asleep. Molewhisker leads them out of the den and to the river. He then picks up his pace, heading swiftly downstream. However, Molewhisker worries that they need to move more quickly, as Darktail's rogues can still follow their scent. Alderpaw suggests that they cross the river to break the scent trail, so Molewhisker searches for a safe crossing point. He decided upon a spot where tree branches hang over the river. Sparkpaw, Molewhisker, and Cherryfall use the tree branch to cross the river, jumping down on the far bank, but the branch breaks as Alderpaw and Needlepaw use it, sweeping the two apprentices into the river and away from their Clanmates. Molewhisker, Cherryfall, and Sparkpaw search for the two missing apprentices, but to their distress, they have no success. They have to head home without them, thinking them drowned.
- Alderpaw and Needlepaw travel home alone, and they reach the horseplace and near Clan territory, Alderpaw hears a cat yowl, and is delighted as he spots Molewhisker, accompanied by Poppyfrost, Birchfall, and Berrynose. Molewhisker explains that he had returned to camp with Cherryfall and Sparkpaw the previous day, and when ThunderClan learned of Alderpaw and Needlepaw's disappearance, they sent out the search party with Molewhisker to guide them back to the location where they had gone missing, not believing they are dead. Needlepaw reveals the two kits - Twigkit and Violetkit - she and Alderpaw found to the ThunderClan patrol, and Molewhisker and the other murmur in surprise. As Needlepaw departs for ShadowClan and the ThunderClan patrol leads Alderpaw back to camp, Molewhisker comments that ThunderClan will be proud of Alderpaw and that he can't wait to hear what Cherryfall will say about the kits.
- When Bramblestar tells Alderpaw that he will send Squirrelflight, Lionblaze, and Cinderheart to find SkyClan, the apprentice thinks that now that Bramblestar, Sparkpaw, Cherryfall, Molewhisker, and himself know about SkyClan, it wouldn't be a good idea to spread the secret any farther.
- On the way to a Gathering, Molewhisker is seen coaxing Honeypaw onto the tree-bridge. He promises his apprentice that he is right behind her, and will grab her scruff if she slips.
- Moons later, when Twigpaw goes missing, Crowfrost, Scorchfur, and Tawnypelt enter the ThunderClan clearing, and Rosepetal and Molewhisker pace the edge of the camp, their hackles high. The patrol reveals that they are holding Twigpaw hostage unless ThunderClan brings them lungwort from WindClan. Molewhisker crosses the clearing, his pelt bristling, and he demands why they should help ShadowClan, pointing out that they are holding one of their Clanmates hostage. Crowfrost responds that that is exactly the reason why ThunderClan should help them. Bramblestar tells the patrol that they will discuss and send news of their decision later, but Molewhisker stares at his leader in surprise and asks if they will let ShadowClan bully them. However, the dark tabby ignores the warrior and tells Dovewing and Bumblestripe to escort the patrol back to their border. Molewhisker pads to Bramblestar, his tail lashing, and states that they should attack the ShadowClan camp and rescue Twigpaw. Rosepetal agrees with him.
- As the ThunderClan cats prepare to go to the Gathering after the first battle with Darktail's Kin, Molewhisker stands next to Cherryfall. The brown-and-cream tom has a long gash running along his back from fighting earlier in the day. Later that night, Bramblestar decides to tell ThunderClan about SkyClan. Molewhisker, along with Cherryfall, Alderheart, and Sparkpelt, already knows about them as well due to their participation on Alderheart's quest. As a result, many cats ask him and the three others questions about the lost Clan.
- When Twigpaw disappears, presumably to look for SkyClan, Bramblestar decides to send a patrol to search for the gray she-cat. He chooses Molewhisker to lead the patrol since the brown-and-cream tom knows where the barn they believe SkyClan is sheltering, and Dovewing and Tigerheart quickly volunteer to join the patrol as well. The three warriors dip their heads to Bramblestar before heading out of camp on their journey.
- Molewhisker, Dovewing, and Tigerheart reach the Thunderpath discover traces of Twigpaw's blood and fur along it. They search up and down both of sides of the road but are unable to discover a scent trail or any other signs of her, so they conclude that Twigpaw must have been struck by a monster and killed, and must return home to reveal the bad news. When they reach the camp, Molewhisker immediately goes up onto the Highledge to inform Bramblestar of what happened while Dovewing and Tigerheart speak to Alderheart.
- When Twigpaw drops her prey on the fresh-kill pile, Molewhisker is there, staring in disgust at the fresh-kill, exclaiming that RiverClan brought back frogs. Twigpaw wrinkles her nose, guessing they like the taste. Molewhisker sniffs, saying just so long as they don't try feeding the frogs to them. Cherryfall arrives, dropping her prey on the pile, mewing that at least they caught something, while glancing pointedly at the SkyClan cats, noting that some of their visitors are still too weak to hunt. Ivypool points out that Jayfeather said they're supposed to rest, and Cherryfall grunts, asking who will help ThunderClan get their strength back after they've finished feeding half the forest. Lionblaze sternly tells the she-cat that complaining won't help, and Molewhisker moves closer to his sister, defending her, saying she's allowed to have her own opinion, then asks if they're even sure SkyClan is a real Clan, and Cherrytail agrees. Fernsong blinks at Molewhisker, asking if they're questioning their leaders word, as Bramblestar had said they were one of the Clans in the old forest.
- Later, Alderheart sees him comparing battle moves with Thornclaw. When the cats are on their way to the Gathering, Molewhisker is among the ThunderClan cats walking along the shore, trailing behind the group with Cherryfall. At the Gathering, when Tigerheart suggests ShadowClan spare some of their territory for SkyClan and Leafstar promises to be an ally, Molewhisker's gaze flashes with suspicion, asking if they'd be allies to all of them, not just ShadowClan, to which Leafstar agrees.
- Later, he is sitting with Cherryfall, Brackenfur, and Lionblaze in ThunderClan's camp when Bramblestar greets them. Hawkwing and Violetpaw arrive at the camp. Hawkwing explains that Leafstar has decided to send a patrol out to search for their lost Clanmates, and they were hoping Bramblestar could spare a few warriors because they need help finding their way back and they know he's sent a few patrols there already. Molewhisker steps forward, offering to join the SkyClan cats patrol. He dips his head and glances at Cherryfall, saying it would be an honor to show them the way to the gorge. Alderheart wonders if he is hoping that if he shows the SkyClan cats the route to the gorge, they might go back for good. Bramblestar agrees that he will send a cat to go.
- Molewhisker is fetched by Macgyver and is staying in SkyClan's camp until they're ready to go. Violetpaw is asking Hawkwing how far the gorge is, and Molewhisker answers that it might take a quarter moon. The patrol is gathered up, consisting of him, Hawkwing, Violetpaw, Rabbitleap, and Blossomheart, and they head off.
- After two days of walking, Violetpaw wonders if they should stop for a break, but notices her father and Molewhisker keep walking. When they come up on the Thunderpath, Violetpaw remembers her mother had died on one and is hesitant to cross. Molewhisker pads back to her, promising this is the most dangerous Thunderpath they'll have to cross, they won't need to worry once they've crossed. They reassure the apprentice enough and Molewhisker and the others cross, with a close call on Violetpaw.
- When Violetpaw sees Needletail, Molewhisker is mentioned to be curled up around her and her Clansmates. As she makes her way out of the den, Molewhisker stretches out his legs, pushing against Rabbitleap. Later, Molewhisker is mentioned to have wanted to follow the sun to where it rose, but Hawkwing had recognized the moorland in the distance, remembering a route that would take them to the last place he'd seen his kin. Molewhisker competes for the lead of the patrol with Blossomheart. They come upon a fence and cross it to the other side to a sheep field. As the skirt it, Molewhisker pauses and looks back at Hawkwing, looking unsure of himself for the first time, and asks where do they go now. Hawkwing trots past him, directing the group to the distant shape of Barley's farm. Barley spots the patrol and happily greets them. They meet Cherrytail and Cloudmist, while Violetpaw hangs back with Molewhisker. Barley nods at him, noting he doesn't look familiar, and asks if he's a new SkyClan cat, and Molewhisker explains he's a ThunderClan cat who came with the patrol to show them the way. Barley's eyes flash warmly, suggesting they could hunt, saying he looks like he'd be a good ratter; while the others shared their news. Molewhisker blinks happily at the farm cat and says he'll do his best.
- Between them, Barley and Molewhisker catch enough rats to feed all the cats. Molewhisker explores the shadows in the back of the barn while the others eat. They leave the barn to continue with their journey. They reach the gorge, and Molewhisker flanks the other cats. Hawkwing's gaze is fixed on the ravine and he tells the others to listen, asking if they can hear it. Molewhisker blinks at him, wondering what he's hearing. It's the stream down in the gorge. They make their in when paws scuff the ground behind them; a black-and-white she-cat and a tan tom race toward them, ears flat and teeth bared. The she-cat skids to a halt beside the patrol and glares at Molewhisker, and the two young cats demand why the group is on their land. Molewhisker glances coolly at Hawkwing, clearly unruffled by the small cats. Molewhisker asks if these are Hawkwing's Clanmates. Hawkwing shrugs, he's never seen them before.
- Fidgetpaw turns up, along with the two cat's parents, Mintfur and Nettlesplash. Mintfur paces around the patrol, stopping beside Molewhisker, with her nose twitching, noting his scent is strange and asking who he is. Molewhisker nods politely, introducing himself as a ThunderClan warrior. After the SkyClan cats rescue Frecklewish, begin the journey back home. Violetpaw notes that Molewhisker seems like more of a Clanmate than Harrybrook or Sparrowpelt. Gravelpaw asks how long it will be until they get to their new home, and Hawkwing says two more sunups, glancing questioningly at Molewhisker, who nods, his mew unworried as he says that they won't be there for tomorrow's Gathering. Violetpaw guesses he has enjoyed his adventure with the SkyClan cats.
- They reach the lake territories and once on ThunderClan territory, Molewhisker halts, saying this is where he should leave them. He glances toward the oak forest at the top of the shore. Hawkwing faces the warrior, dipping his head formally and thanking him for his help, then touches his muzzle to Molewhisker's shoulder, meowing that if he ever needs help, SkyClan is in his debt. Molewhisker blinks warmly at the deputy, mewing it's been fun. He glances at Frecklewish, adding that he's always happy to help rescue a Clan cat from Twolegs. Violetpaw calls out her farewells as Molewhisker heads toward the oaks.
- Twigpaw sees Molewhisker sharing a piece of prey with his sister, Cherryfall, near the fresh-kill pile when she returns to ThunderClan's camp. Later on, Molewhisker is one of the many cats to catch the sickness that is ravaging ThunderClan. He, along with Hollytuft, join the multiple sick cats who have taken up residence in the apprentices' den.
In the Novellas
- He first appears outside, playing with Cherrykit. His mother, Poppyfrost calls for him to bring his sister back to the nursery. He then tells his littermate that she can't play today. Later on he is mentioned when Hollyleaf wants to go and look for herbs with Fallen Leaves to help the two kits. Later Hollyleaf watches as he and his sister practice battle moves. Near the end, Hollyleaf saves him and his sister from a fox.
- Molepaw is nudged by Purdy who says that he will need help burying the dead. Molepaw just grunts in response, but when Purdy says that he is the only elder left Molepaw looks abashed and gets up to help Purdy.
- Dovewing whirls around when she hears a kit say help that the Dark Forest is coming to attack her. She relaxes when she sees Molepaw creeping up on the kit, Amberkit. Dewkit and Snowkit run up to him yowling that he is a traitor, and Molepaw playfully responds by asking if they do not trust him even though he swore the oath. He pounces in front of the kits, but Dovewing steps in front of him asking him what he's doing. Molepaw says that he's just playing, and Dovewing then says that there is no need to scare the kits now that the battle has already been won. Molepaw's gaze slides over to where Thornclaw and Birchfall are eating and mutters that it hasn't been entirely won. Daisy comes out to see what's going on, and Dovewing explains that Molepaw didn't choose the best game, but Daisy tells her to leave them alone, as the kits are just play-fighting. Glaring at Dovewing, Molepaw tells her that she heard Daisy and shouldn't stick her muzzle where it doesn't belong. Dovewing growls he knows what he did wrong and he should think about if he is helping the Clan. The apprentice continues the game though, letting the kits leap onto him.
- The next day, Molepaw joins a patrol with Cherrypaw and Rosepetal. During that patrol they burst out of the undergrowth to a patrol that is mostly made up of the former Dark Forest trainees. His eyes are wide and fur bushed in panic, and Cherrypaw explains they found a fox. Rosepetal starts to say the news is worse than something until Molepaw cuts in, saying they are going to let Bramblestar's patrol know, as he might send a patrol to track the fox down and chase it out.
- Cherrypaw and Bramblestar's patrol arrive at the fox to find the fox dead and injured warriors surrounding it. Bramblestar notices the trap caught on the fox's tail, and says Cherrypaw and Molepaw told him they found traces of fox inside the border. He asks the patrol if they chased it into the trap. Dovewing figures out it was already in the trap when the first patrol finds it. Bramblestar says they were not told of the trap, and Dovewing figures out that Cherrypaw and Molepaw deliberately sent the former Dark Forest trainees to the crazed fox, as they feel no loyalty towards them anymore. Molepaw shifts his paw and whines they didn't know they would attack it, they just wanted to give them a scare, but Lionblaze hisses they nearly killed their Clanmates. They head back to camp, and Bramblestar congratulates the former Dark Forest trainees for their bravery. Cherrypaw and Molepaw approach them, apologizing for their actions and promising it won't happen again.
- Molewhisker has WindClan blood through Windflight, loner blood through Daisy and Smoky, and SkyClan blood through Spottedleaf and Tigerstar.
- Molewhisker was named after Molepaw, his uncle.
- In The Forgotten Warrior, Molewhisker and Cherryfall are said to be six moons old. However, judging by the season they were born and the season they were apprenticed in, both of them were over a year old and roughly six moons late in being apprenticed.
- He and Cherryfall are mistakenly listed as kits in the allegiances in The Forgotten Warrior and The Last Hope, despite having already been apprenticed.
- He was mistakenly described as brown-and-white.
- He was said to be helping Snowbush during the mudslide, but he was actually on the journey with SkyClan.
Please do not edit this gallery
- Robinwing: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Swiftbreeze: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Snowfur: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Fuzzypelt: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Adderfang: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Thistleclaw: Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member
- Moonflower: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Poppydawn: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Flashnose: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Stormtail: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Windflight: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Fallowsong: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Daisytoe: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Squirrelwhisker: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Hazeltail: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Cinderheart: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Honeyfern: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Lilyheart: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Seedpaw: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Sootfur: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Rainwhisker: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Thornclaw: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Graystripe: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Darkstripe: Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member
- Brindleface: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Spottedleaf: Deceased, no residence
- Leopardfoot: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Patchpelt: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Redtail: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Dustpelt: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Ravenpaw: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Unidentified kits: Status unknown
- Bluestar: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Sweetpaw: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Rosetail: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Tawnyspots: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Thrushpelt: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Goosefeather: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Rabbitleap: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Heronwing: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Fernsong: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Hollytuft: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Sorrelstripe: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Larksong: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Leafshade: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Honeyfur: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Whitewing: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Ambermoon: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Dewnose: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Snowbush: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Plumpaw: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Eaglepaw: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Stempaw: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Shellpaw: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Stormfur: Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
- Feathertail: Deceased, verified Tribe of Endless Hunting and StarClan member
- Bumblestripe: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Blossomfall: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Briarlight: Deceased, residence unknown
- Sandstorm: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Mistkit: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Nightkit: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Pinestar: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Tigerstar: Deceased, no residence
- Ashfur: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Ferncloud: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Two unnamed kits: Deceased, residence unknown
- Spiderleg: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Shrewpaw: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Birchfall: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Larchkit: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Hollykit: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Icecloud: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Foxleap: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Stonefur: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Mosskit: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Mistystar Living (As of River of Fire)
- Dovewing: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Ivypool: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Lark That Sings at Dawn: Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
- Pine That Clings to Rock : Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
- Leafpool: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Squirrelflight: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Bramblestar: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Tawnypelt: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Hawkfrost: Deceased, no residence
- Mothwing: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Tadpole: Deceased, residence unknown
- Reedwhisker: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Perchkit: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Primrosepaw: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Pikepaw: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Lionblaze: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Jayfeather: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Hollyleaf: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Tigerstar: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Flametail: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Dawnpelt: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Alderheart: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Sparkpelt: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Dandelionkit: Deceased, residence unknown
- Juniperkit: Deceased, residence unknown
- Sleekwhisker: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Juniperclaw: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Strikestone: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Unnamed kit: Status unknown
- Unidentified kits: Status unknown
- Lightkit: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Pouncekit: Living (As of River of Fire)
- Shadowkit: Living (As of River of Fire)
= Gender Unknown
- "We'll be warriors, too, soon!"
- —Molekit to Graystripe and Briarlight Fading Echoes, page 179
- "I don't want to be an apprentice! You only want us so we can do all the nasty jobs."
- —Molekit to Firestar during his apprentice ceremony The Forgotten Warrior, page 49
- "You'll only say we're lying."
- —Molepaw complaining to Jayfeather The Forgotten Warrior, page 64
- "I'll shred any Dark Forest warrior I lay my paws on!"
- —Molepaw The Last Hope, page 237
- "We didn’t know they’d attack it! We just wanted to scare them!"
- —Molepaw about the fox Dovewing's Silence, page chapter 9
- Molepaw: "We’re very sorry. What we did was wrong, and broke the warrior code."
- Cherrypaw: "It won’t happen again."
- Dovewing's Silence, page chapter 9
- Sandstorm: "I've never seen WindClan hunting like that before!"
- Molewhisker: "It's pretty brave of them. Those birds are big!"
- Bramblestar's Storm, page 74
- Daisy: "What were you apprentices thinking of? How many times have you been told not to go farther down the tunnel than the last nests? Does every cat have to watch you every moment of the day? And as for you, Cherryfall and Molewhisker, you should be ashamed of yourselves for encouraging them."
- Cherryfall: "Sorry."
- Bramblestar's Storm, page 340
- Molewhisker: "Why should we help ShadowClan? They're holding one of our Clanmates hostage!"
- Crowfrost: "That's exactly why you should help us."
- Thunder and Shadow, page chapter 18
- "She's allowed to have an opinion. Besides, are we even sure that SkyClan is a real Clan?"
- —Molewhisker defending Cherryfall Darkest Night, page 9
- "Perhaps if you spent more time hunting and less time complaining, there'd be enough for everyone."
- —Molewhisker to Owlnose Darkest Night, page 15
- "If the rest of us have lost Clanmates, their blood is on your paws!"
- —Molewhisker to Rowanstar at a Gathering Darkest Night, page 28
- "I could go. It would be an honor to show them the way to the gorge."
- —Molewhisker offering to take a SkyClan patrol to the gorge Darkest Night, page 75
- "Molewhisker seemed almost more like a Clanmate than Sparrowpelt or Harrybrook. He shared his prey, and he was as protective of the apprentices as any of SkyClan's warriors. When Nectarpaw had wandered too close to a Twoleg patrol, he had rushed to shoo her away."
- —Violetpaw's thoughts on Molewhisker Darkest Night, page 232
- "[Molewhisker] sounded unworried. Violetpaw guessed that the ThunderClan tom had enjoyed his adventure with the SkyClan cats."
- —Violetpaw's thoughts on Molewhisker Darkest Night, pages 235-236
|Molepaw's Apprentice Ceremony|
References and citations
- ↑ Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 300
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Fading Echoes, allegiances
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, pages 49-50
- ↑ Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, allegiances
- ↑ Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 150
- ↑ Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 50
- ↑ Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 12
- ↑ Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 235
- ↑ Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 298
- ↑ Revealed in The Last Hope, page 57
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 11.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 453
- ↑ Revealed in Sunset, page 193
- ↑ Revealed in Spottedleaf's Honest Answer
- ↑ Revealed on Kate's Blog
- ↑ Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 45
- ↑ Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 199
- ↑ Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, allegiances
- ↑ Revealed in The Last Hope, allegiances
- ↑ Revealed in The Last Hope, page 59
- ↑ Revealed in Darkest Night, page 230
- ↑ 21.0 21.1 21.2 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 299
- ↑ 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 Revealed in Sunset, page 27
- ↑ 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 Revealed in Twilight, page 146
- ↑ 24.0 24.1 Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 95
- ↑ 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 120
- ↑ 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 329
- ↑ 27.0 27.1 27.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 362
- ↑ 28.0 28.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 327
- ↑ Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
- ↑ 30.0 30.1 30.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 24
- ↑ 31.0 31.1 31.2 31.3 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 47
- ↑ Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 3
- ↑ Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 315
- ↑ Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 1
- ↑ 35.0 35.1 35.2 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, allegiances
- ↑ Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 4
- ↑ 37.0 37.1 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 146
- ↑ 38.0 38.1 Revealed in Outcast, allegiances
- ↑ 39.0 39.1 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 62
- ↑ 40.0 40.1 40.2 40.3 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
- ↑ Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
- ↑ 42.0 42.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 8
- ↑ Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
- ↑ 44.0 44.1 44.2 44.3 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook Page
- ↑ Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 23
- ↑ 46.0 46.1 46.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 478
- ↑ 47.0 47.1 47.2 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
- ↑ 48.0 48.1 48.2 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 509
- ↑ 49.0 49.1 49.2 Revealed in The Last Hope, page 216
- ↑ 50.0 50.1 50.2 50.3 Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 47
- ↑ 51.0 51.1 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 223
- ↑ 52.0 52.1 52.2 Revealed in Eclipse, page 158
- ↑ 53.0 53.1 53.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 266
- ↑ 54.0 54.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 41
- ↑ Revealed in Into the Wild, page 226
- ↑ 56.0 56.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 18
- ↑ 57.0 57.1 57.2 Revealed in Midnight, page 12
- ↑ 58.0 58.1 Revealed in The Sight, allegiances
- ↑ 59.0 59.1 59.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 465
- ↑ 60.0 60.1 Revealed in Sunrise, page 317
- ↑ 61.0 61.1 Revealed in Sign of the Moon, page 2
- ↑ 62.0 62.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, pages 19-20
- ↑ 63.0 63.1 63.2 Revealed in Return to the Clans, pages 2-3
- ↑ Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 6
- ↑ 65.0 65.1 65.2 Revealed in Mistystar's Omen, chapter 3
- ↑ 66.0 66.1 66.2 Revealed in Sunrise, page 305
- ↑ 67.0 67.1 67.2 Revealed in Dark River, pages 20-21
- ↑ 68.0 68.1 68.2 68.3 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 9
- ↑ Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 348
- ↑ 70.0 70.1 Revealed in Shattered Sky, pages 114-115
- ↑ 71.0 71.1 Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 81
- ↑ 72.0 72.1 72.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 18
- ↑ 73.0 73.1 73.2 73.3 Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 4