"I don't know when the end came for Swiftpaw. I only remember him fighting like all of LionClan. That's how I will always remember him."

— Brightheart about Swiftpaw in Secrets of the Clans, page 14


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Unnamed kit
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Previous Name(s)

Swiftpaw is a black-and-white tom with pale[1] amber eyes.[2]


As a kit, Swiftkit wanted to become the best warrior ever, just like any other kit in ThunderClan. There isn't much information about when he was a kit. But what was known was he was born to Goldenflower.


Swiftpaw worked as hard as any other apprentice has ever worked before. His mentor, Longtail, trained him well.

Tigerclaw betrayed the Clan, and his mentor, Longtail, was not trusted by Bluestar anymore because he was very close to him.

Swiftpaw mastered everything to become a warrior, but Bluestar only wanted to let Cloudpaw become a warrior, because she thought all the other mentors to the other apprentices were traitors.

Thinking that the reason he would not become a warrior was his fault, he and Brightpaw went out to stop whatever was killing the rabbits. 

StarClan Resident

He was killed by a pack of dogs Tigerclaw commanded. Brightpaw survived with half of her face torn off, and Swiftpaw was murdered.


  • On her Facebook page, Vicky does believe that Patchpelt may be Swiftpaw's father.[3]


Mother: Goldenflower

Father: Patchpelt

Brother: Unnamed kit

Half-Brother: Bramblestar, Graystripe

Half-Sister: Tawnypelt

Grandmother: Speckletail

Uncle: Lionheart

Half-Uncle: Snowkit

Half-Aunt: Mistlekit

Half-Nephews: Tigerstar, Flametail

Half-Niece: Dawnpelt

Cousins: Cinderpelt, Brackenfur, Thornclaw, Brightheart, Lilyheart, Seedpaw, Cinderheart, Poppyfrost, Honeyfern, Molepaw, Ambermoon, Snowbush, Dewnose, Whitewing, Dovewing, Ivypool, Fernsong, Hollytuft, Sorrelstripe, Molewhisker, Cherryfall, Leafshade, Honeyfur, Larksong, Sparkpelt, Alderheart, Dandelionkit, Juniperkit, Strikestone, Sleekwhisker, Juniperclaw

References and Citations

  1. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 13
  2. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 14
  3. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page