Cottonpaw is a fluffy white tom with tabby striped legs and yellow-green eyes. His mother, Bobbie, named him for Cottontail, a friendly loner who helped drive out Wolfpelt's rogues. Ghoststar took an interest in him as a kit, and mentored him himself. Cottonpaw is described in being very advanced and easily bored. He often takes out his anger on Ghoststar.