"Graystripe is a great and worthy warrior. If the warrior code can't deal with this, then maybe the warrior code needs to change."

—Silverstream to Crookedstar about Graystripe in Crookedstar's Promise, page 497

Graystripe and Millie

ThunderClan, Kittypet (formerly), Loner (formerly), RiverClan (formerly)
Highest Rank
No information
Millie, Silverstream (formerly)
Previous Name(s)

Graystripe is a solid[1] dark gray tom[2] with a stripe of darker gray fur running down his back, a torn left ear,[3] and yellow eyes.[4] He has shaggy,[5] long,[6] thick fur,[2] and a bushy tail.[7]


Graystripe was born in ThunderClan. His mother was Willowpelt and his father was Patchpelt. He has no litter-mates. His older half siblings were Darkstripe and Longtail.


Graystripe was never mentioned as a kit. He first appeared as Graypaw and attacked Rusty in the first Warriors book ever called Into The Wild. After a quick fight Graypaw started to tell Rusty about the wild Clans of cats.

Graypaw later became friends with Rusty who joined ThunderClan and was renamed Firepaw. He was also friends with Ravenpaw.

His mentor was Lionheart, one of the eldest warriors of ThunderClan. He often trained with Ravenpaw and Firepaw. They went to Mothermouth to see the Moonstone, and Graypaw stayed outside with Ravenpaw. Soon after, Tigerclaw joined them.

Only Firepaw and Bluestar remained inside the cave. After which, some ShadowClan cats attacked and Graypaw fought alongside Firepaw. Frostfur's kits were stolen by Clawface and they accused Yellowfang of stealing them and killing Spottedleaf.

Graypaw didn't understand that much about what Tigerclaw had done but Firepaw had figured it out. Tigerclaw killed Redtail, according to Ravenpaw. Graypaw went along with Firepaw's plan and they took Ravenpaw to Barley and then met up with Yellowfang and a ThunderClan patrol.

They attacked ShadowClan with some ShadowClan warriors and overthrew Brokenstar. Nightpelt gave the stolen kits back and the ThunderClan cats returned to their Clan, and Firepaw and Graypaw became warriors, Graystripe and Fireheart.


When he became a warrior he was named Graystripe by Bluestar along with Firepaw, who became Fireheart. He got his first apprentice named Brackenpaw while Fireheart got Brackenpaw’s sister, Cinderpaw. Graystripe became mates with a cat from RiverClanSilverstream.

He had two kits named Stormkit and Featherkit in RiverClan. Unfortunately, Silverstream did not survive the birth of her kits by the cause of the loss of blood, leaving Graystripe heart-broken. He left ThunderClan to join RiverClan so that he could be with his kits.

Graystripe also has been feeding RiverClan with Fireheart because Crookedstar had told them that RiverClan didn't have enough fish because the Twolegs had poisened the water with their fishing ropes.

They had been caught by Tigerclaw and were forced to live like apprentices for about one moon. Graystripe also visits Ravenpaw every now and then when necessary.


Graystripe became deputy after Whitestorm, the former deputy, requested he be his successor after Whitestorm had died in the battle against BloodClan. Graystripe was captured by a twoleg and had to live at his house for an unknown number of moons, so Brambleclaw became deputy in his place until Graystripe got back.

He met Millie and they set out to find ThunderClan which they did. When they came back Brambleclaw remained deputy. He and Millie became mates and had three kits, one male Bumblestripe and two females Blossomfall and Briarlight.


  • Kate has said on her Twitter that she believes that Graystripe will choose Silverstream over Millie when he goes to StarClan.[8]
  • It was mistakenly said that Mistystar had known him since he was an apprentice,[9] despite him not meeting her until he was a warrior.[10]
  • He mistakenly calls Mistystar and Stonefur his kits.[11]
  • If Kate could give him a human name, she would name him Joel.[12]
  • Kate said that if she were to write the storyline, she would make Firestar choose Graystripe as the deputy instead of Brambleclaw, then later make Graystripe give up his deputyship for the good of the Clan. She also feels that Graystripe never got a chance to show off his true nobility.[13]
  • In The Sight, if Graystripe had been chosen as deputy instead of Brambleclaw, Kate thinks that, after Firestar's death, he would have chosen Brambleclaw as the next deputy, and would have relied heavily on him during the Storm.[14]
  • Vicky thinks his Twolegs would've called him Stripes.[15]
  • Kate says that she imagines a cat's pelt color as their personality. When asked which cat she thinks most embodies rainbows, she replied Graystripe, saying that he's been pure rainbow since Into the Wild.[16]


Mother: Willowpelt

Father: Patchpelt

Half Brothers: Darkstripe, Longtail, Sootfur, Rainwhisker, Swiftpaw, unnamed kit

Half Sister: Sorreltail

Mates: Silverstream, Millie

Daughters: Feathertail, Blossomfall, Briarlight

Sons: Stormfur, Bumblestripe

References and Citations

  1. Revealed in Into the Wild
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 40
  3. Revealed in The Sight, page 143
  4. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 14
  5. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 13
  6. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 121
  7. Revealed in The Sight, page 193
  8. Revealed on Kate's Twitter
  9. Revealed in Mistystar's Omen, chapter 4
  10. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 54
  11. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 452
  12. Revealed on Kate's blog
  13. Revealed on Kate's blog
  14. Revealed on Kate's blog
  15. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  16. Revealed on Kate's blog