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Redtail

"Redtail was her deputy for many, many, moons. She won't want to let him go too quickly. He was one of the best warriors. Not as big and powerful as Tigerclaw or Lionheart, but quick and clever."

—Graypaw about Redtail in Into the Wild, page 45

Redtail

Clan(s)
Highest Rank
Deputy
Parents
Litter-Mate(s)
Mate(s)
Children
Mentor(s)
Apprentice(s)
Previous Name(s)
Redkit, Redpaw

Redtail is a dark, dappled,[1] tortoiseshell tom[2] with a distinctive[2] bushy[1] tail as red as fox fur,[3] and feathered ears.[4]

Kit

Redkit was born in ThunderClan. His mother was Swiftbreeze and his father was Adderfang. His litter-mates were Spottedkit and Willowkit. His older siblings were Patchpelt and Leopardfoot. He grew and became an apprentice.

Apprentice

Redpaw's mentor was Sparrowpelt, who later became Halftail. He trained hard under his wise mentor and became a noble cat. His sister, Spottedpaw, became the medicine cat.

Warrior

Redtail became a warrior. He became mates with Brindleface. He got an apprentice, Dustpaw. He was a very wise and clever warrior at the time.

Deputy

Redtail became Bluestar's first deputy.

StarClan Resident

He was killed by Tigerclaw, who wanted his position as deputy, but was succeeded by Lionheart. Redtail joined StarClan. He gave Fireheart one of his nine lives. He gave him the life of justice, so Fireheart could judge each cat fairly.

Trivia

  • It is odd to note that Redtail fathered Sandstorm, as male tortoiseshells typically cannot father kits because they are commonly born sterile.[5]
  • In The Last Hope, it is said that he gave Firestar a life of courage, when he really gave him a life of justice, and Lionheart gave him courage.[6]

Family

Members

Mate:

Brindleface

Daughter:

Sandstorm

Father:

Adderfang

Mother:

Swiftbreeze

Brother:

Patchpelt

Sisters:

Leopardfoot
Willowpelt
Spottedleaf

Nephews:

Longtail
Graystripe
Darkstripe
Rainwhisker
Sootfur
Tigerstar

Nieces:

Mistkit
Nightkit
Sorreltail

Grandnephews:

Stormfur
Bumblestripe
Bramblestar
Hawkfrost
Tadpole
Molepaw

Grandnieces:

Feathertail
Blossomfall
Briarlight
Tawnypelt
Mothwing
Cinderheart
Honeyfern
Poppyfrost
Seedpaw
Lilyheart

Great-Grandnephews:

Pine That Clings to Rock
Tigerstar
Flametail
Molewhisker

Great-Grandnieces:

Lark That Sings at Dawn
Dawnpelt
Cherryfall

Granddaughters:

Leafpool
Squirrelflight

Great-Grandsons:

Lionblaze
Jayfeather
Alderheart
Juniperkit

Great-Granddaughters:

Hollyleaf
Sparkpelt
Dandelionkit

Great-Great-Granddaughters:

Hollytuft
Sorrelstripe

Great-Great-Grandson:

Fernsong

Distant Ancestors:

Cloudstar
Birdflight
Gorseclaw
Spottedpelt

References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 48
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Into the Wild
  3. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 2
  4. Revealed in Code of the Clans, page 39
  5. Explained on Wikipedia
  6. Revealed in The Last Hope, page 329