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"I only ever wanted to help my Clan. My life was worth that."
— Rippletail to Mistystar in Mistystar's Omen, chapter 3
Rippletail (RC)
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Affiliations
Current: StarClan[1]
Past: RiverClan[2]
Cause of Death
Cause of Death: Killed by a beaver[3]
Names
Kit:
Apprentice:
Warrior:
StarClan Resident:
Ripplekit[4]
Ripplepaw[2]
Rippletail[5]
Rippletail[1]
Kin
Mother:
Father:
Brother:
Mallowtail
Grasswhisker
Beechfur
Education
Mentor(s): Reedwhisker[2]
Apprentice(s): Mallownose[6]
Book Appearances
Living: Twilight, Sunset, Leafpool's Wish, The Sight, Dark River, Outcast, Long Shadows, Sunrise, The Fourth Apprentice, Hollyleaf's Story
Dead: Mistystar's Omen

Rippletail is a dark gray tabby tom[7] with yellow eyes.[4]

History

In the New Prophecy Arc

Twilight

When RiverClan is infected with sickness, Ripplepaw manages to remain healthy, unlike many of his Clanmates. When Leafpool comes to help, he is introduced to her by his mentor, Reedwhisker, who also thanks Leafpool for saving him when he was still a very young apprentice. They volunteer to fetch yarrow for the sick cats, and return with the herbs that are used to cure all the sick in RiverClan.

Sunset

Ripplepaw does not formally appear in Sunset but is listed in the allegiances.

In the Power of Three Arc

The Sight

Rippletail does not formally appear in The Sight but is listed in the allegiances. He is now a warrior named Rippletail.

Dark River

Rippletail does not formally appear in Dark River but is listed in the allegiances.

Outcast

Rippletail does not formally appear in Outcast but is listed in the allegiances.

Eclipse

Rippletail does not formally appear in Eclipse but is listed in the allegiances.

Long Shadows

Rippletail does not formally appear in Long Shadows but is listed in the allegiances. He is now a mentor to Mallowpaw.

Sunrise

Rippletail does not formally appear in Sunrise but is listed in the allegiances.

In the Omen of the Stars Arc

The Fourth Apprentice

Rippletail's apprentice, Mallowpaw, becomes a warrior, and takes on the name Mallownose.
Rippletail and his Clanmate, Petalfur, are chosen to represent RiverClan to go on the patrol upstream to see what happened to the water, as a drought is currently happening and the stream is blocked by something. The cats journeying with them are Lionblaze, Dovepaw, Sedgewhisker, Whitetail, Tigerheart, and Toadfoot. They are mentioned to be weaker and more easily tired than the other cats because of the drought and famine, which is worse in RiverClan because of the lack of water.
Later, when dogs attack the patrol, he reveals that he, Petalfur, and the WindClan cats don't know how to climb trees, as there aren't many on their territory. The ThunderClan and ShadowClan cats have to assist them, and they all make it up safely. When one of the cats is wounded, Rippletail treats them and it is mentioned that he learned about herbs from Mothwing in preparation for the journey.
When they reach the beaver dam, he and Petalfur stop and start playing in the river, happy to be back near water. The beavers then start swimming after them, and almost catch the RiverClan warriors. When they reach the beavers, he and the other cats attempt to fight with them. In the battle, a couple of beavers corner Rippletail. The biggest beaver rips a large wound in his shoulder with its huge, jagged teeth. Petalfur brings him out of harm's way, but the wound is too much for him to recover from without proper care, and he suffers all night. He slowly dies when dawn comes, as he is the only cat who knew which herbs to use.
The other seven cats bury him by the stream as they would have been unable to bring him home, and they vow that they will find a way to bring back the water so that he will not have died in vain, but they realize that they must do so without fighting the beavers. While the remaining seven cats struggle in the flood, Dovepaw and Petalfur eventually meet up and Petalfur helps Dovepaw, saying that Rippletail won't have died in vain.
When the warriors return to the lake, Lionblaze and Dovepaw offer to go to RiverClan with Petalfur to break the news of Rippletail's death, but she declines, saying it is something that she must do alone. It is noted that Petalfur is still grieving heavily, but silently, for her lost Clanmate.

Fading Echoes

Dovepaw and Petalfur continue to grieve heavily for him.
As she dreams, Dovepaw hears Rippletail's lonely whimper ring into her ears. Later on, Jayfeather asks Dovepaw if she was dreaming about Rippletail. He goes on to tell her that Rippletail was always going to be part of the quest to unblock the stream and that he was born with courage and the cats couldn't have succeeded without him. Jayfeather continues by saying that his death steered Dovepaw's path in helping her find another way to defeat the beavers. It is said that StarClan led him to the battle that killed him, not Dovepaw. Afterward, it is mentioned that Dovepaw felt peace for the first time since Rippletail's death.

In the Novellas

Leafpool's Wish

Ripplepaw does not formally appear in Leafpool's Wish but is listed in the allegiances.

Hollyleaf's Story

Rippletail does not formally appear in Hollyleaf's Story but is listed in the allegiances.

Mistystar's Omen

Rippletail is present among the ranks of StarClan during Mistyfoot's leader ceremony. When he comes to give the new leader a life for curiosity, Mistyfoot gratefully tells him that his sacrifice had brought back the water in the lake, leaving out the fact that the fish had yet to return. Rippletail notes that he doesn't regret losing his life if it meant helping his Clan.

Trivia

  • He has been mistakenly called a silver she-cat.[8]
  • It was mentioned by Kate Cary that he may be one of Mistystar's kits. However, Reedwhisker is confirmed by Vicky later in the same chat, making Rippletail too young to be from the same litter.[9]
    • Later it is revealed that Graymist and Rippletail are not Reedwhisker's siblings, and that the litter Fireheart saved from the river consisted of Reedwhisker, Perchkit, Primrosepaw, and Pikepaw.[1]

Character Pixels

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Kin

Members

Mother:

Mallowtail:[4] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Father:

Grasswhisker:[4] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Brother:

Beechfur:[4] Living (As of Hollyleaf's Story)
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Aunts:
Dawnbright:[10] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Vixentail:[11] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Nieces:

Swallowtail:[12] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Sedgewhisker:[13] Living (As of Thunder and Shadow)
Thistleheart:[14] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Grandnieces:

Larkwing:[15] Living (As of Thunder and Shadow)
Fernpaw:[16] Living (As of Thunder and Shadow)

Grandfathers:

Owlfur:[17] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Beetlenose:[11] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Grandmothers:

Softwing:[10] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Sunfish:[11] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Great-Aunt:

Petaldust:[18] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Great-Uncles:

Voleclaw:[18] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Frogleap:[19] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Great-Grandfathers:

Hailstar:[20] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Cedarpelt:[21] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Great-Grandmothers:

Echomist:[18] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Lakeshine:[19] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Great-Great-Aunt:

Fallowtail:[22] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Great-Great-Uncle:

Marshcloud:[23] Deceased, Verified Place of No Stars member

Cousins:

Graypool:[24] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Willowbreeze:[24] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Splashkit:[25] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Morningkit:[25] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Swankit:[26] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Minnowkit:[27] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Willowkit:[27] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Silverstream:[28] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Feathertail:[29] Deceased, Verified Tribe of Endless Hunting and StarClan member
Stormfur:[29] Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
Lark That Sings at Dawn:[30] Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
Pine That Clings to Rock:[30] Living (As of Sign of the Moon)

Tree

 
 
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Owlfur
 
Softwing
 
 
 
 
Timberfur
 
 
 
 
 
Ottersplash
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Grasswhisker
 
Mallowtail
 
 
 
Dawnbright
 
 
 
Loudbelly
 
Sedgecreek
 
Greenflower
 
Reedtail
 
 
 
Skyheart
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rippletail
 
Beechfur
 
Gorsetail
 
Whiteclaw
 
Voletooth
 
Stonestream
 
Splashpaw
 
Dragonflykit
 
Duckkit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emberfoot
 
Sedgewhisker
 
Thistleheart
 
Swallowtail
 
 
 
 
 
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Mintfur
 
Icewing
 
Pinefur
 
Duskfur
 
Unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fernpaw
 
Larkwing
 
Mallownose
 
Petalfur
 
Beetlewhisker
 
Grasspelt
 
Pricklekit
 
Breezepaw
 
Nightpaw
 
Podlight
 
Curlfeather
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jayclaw
 
Owlnose
 
Brackenpelt


    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown



Quotes

"Rippletail was facing the creature defiantly, with teeth bared and claws extended, but Lionblaze could see that he didn't have a chance."
—Lionblaze watching Rippletail fight a beaver The Fourth Apprentice, page 229


"Rippletail died saving the lake, and all the Clans. He will be honored forever."
—Mistyfoot telling Leopardstar her opinion on Rippletail Mistystar's Omen, page chapter 1


References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Mistystar's Omen, chapter 3
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Twilight, allegiances
  3. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 233
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  5. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, allegiances
  6. Revealed in Long Shadows, allegiances
  7. Revealed in The Sight, allegiances
  8. Revealed in Twilight, page 156, 161
  9. Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 6
  10. 10.0 10.1 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 419
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 486
  12. Revealed on Kate's blog
  13. Revealed on Kate's blog
  14. Revealed on Kate's blog
  15. Revealed on Kate's blog
  16. Revealed on Kate'sBlog
  17. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 405
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, allegiances
  19. 19.0 19.1 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 222
  20. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 1
  21. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 209
  22. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 138
  23. Revealed on Kate's Facebook
  24. 24.0 24.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, allegiances
  25. 25.0 25.1 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 447
  26. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  27. 27.0 27.1 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 474
  28. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 155
  29. 29.0 29.1 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 221
  30. 30.0 30.1 Revealed in Sign of the Moon, page 2

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