"You want nothing to do with Twolegplace cats. I want nothing to do with the Clans."
— Hal to Raggedpelt in Yellowfang's Secret, page 198

Hal is a big,[4] broad-shouldered,[5] dark brown tabby tom[3] with amber eyes.[6]


In the Super Editions

Tallstar's Revenge

Hal is briefly mentioned by Jay. When Jay notices Jake, a kittypet, traveling with Talltail, a Clan cat, she remembers Hal, who also liked a Clan cat. Her eyes cloud over as she remembers him, recalling events from long before Talltail and Jake came to visit.

Yellowfang's Secret

Raggedpelt: "Leave now. And never come back."
Hal: "You can't tell me what to do, son."
Raggedpelt: "I am not your son! I am a ShadowClan warrior!"
Hal: "A warrior with kittypet blood in your veins. Will your so-called Clanmates ever forget that?"
—Hal and Raggedpelt Yellowfang's Secret, pages 198-199
When Yellowpaw and Raggedpelt, cats of ShadowClan, are searching Twolegplace for Raggedpelt's father, who is rumored to be a kittypet, another kittypet leads the ShadowClan cats to Hal, mentioning that she saw him with a forest cat that might have been Featherstorm, Raggedpelt's mother.
However, when Hal is found, he denies any knowledge of a cat named Featherstorm and states that he doesn't associate with forest cats. When the cats begin to retreat from each other, however, Yellowpaw looks back and sees that Hal looks exactly like Raggedpelt. Yellowpaw calls after him, telling him Raggedpelt was his son. Hal glances at Raggedpelt and tells Yellowpaw he didn't know what she was talking about, Yellowpaw tries to tell him again but Hal turns around and leaves.
When the kittypets are invading the ShadowClan camp, Yellowpaw sees Hal facing off with his former mate and Raggedpelt. When Raggedpelt asks Featherstorm if Hal was his father, she says Hal had given up claim to that long ago. Raggedpelt stares at Hal and asks why he didn't say anything when he had found him. Hal tells him that he had wanted nothing to do with them and they wanted nothing to do with him. Raggedpelt tells him to leave but Hal taunts him, asking if his Clanmates would ever forget that he was part kittypet. Raggedpelt, outraged, jumps on him and rips his throat out. Yellowpaw feels agony flash through her body and the forest goes black, when she opens her eyes again Hal is on the ground, dead. Russetpaw, Boulder, Frogtail, and Deerleap come across the scene and Raggedpelt lies, telling the cats that he'd killed Hal because Hal had attempted to attack Yellowpaw. When Raggedpelt and Boulder leave, Russetpaw reveals to Yellowpaw that Hal had been her father. Yellowpaw is shocked, wondering if Raggedpelt knows, but thinks the young apprentice might assume other tabbies to be Raggedpelt's father.
After the battle, it is revealed by Marmalade that the raid on ShadowClan had been Hal's idea and he tells Russetpaw that Hal had refused to give up on her. When Marmalade asks, Russetpaw chokes out that Hal is dead before crying. Cedarstar tells the kittypets that they can remove Hal's body from the territory.
When Yellowfang notices Raggedpelt scowling at Russetpaw after she catches a crow, Yellowfang voices her concerns about how he always treats Russetpaw, and explains that it wasn't her fault Hal had been her father. Too late, Yellowfang remembers that Raggedpelt hadn't been there when Russetpaw had told her that Hal was her father. Raggedpelt tells her that he has no father and that Russetpaw meant nothing to him, then leaves.

In the Field Guides

The Ultimate Guide

Hal is mentioned on Raggedstar's page. It was Yellowfang who insisted for Raggedpelt to try to find Hal. Hal had no interest in claiming Raggedpelt. Moons later, an attack from the Twolegplace rogues on ShadowClan brought the toms face to face, and Raggedpelt killed Hal.
It is mentioned on Russetfur's page that Russetfur was devastated that Hal was killed, and never knew he fathered Raggedpelt. It is also mentioned on Boulder's page that Boulder first encountered forest cats when Yellowpaw and Raggedpelt came to the Twolegplace for Raggedpelt's father.

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Unnamed she-cat (formerly):[7] Status unknown
Featherstorm (formerly):[8] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Raggedstar:[8] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Scorchwind:[8] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Russetfur:[5] Deceased, verified StarClan member
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Hopekit:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Wishkit:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Brokenstar:[9] Deceased, no residence
Rowanclaw:[10] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Cedarheart:[10] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Lavenderkit:[10] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Tigerstar:[11] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Flametail:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Dawnpelt:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Sleekwhisker:[12] Living (As of River of Fire)
Lightleap:[13] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Pouncestep:[13] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Juniperclaw:[14] Deceased, residence unknown
Strikestone:[14] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member
Shadowsight:[15] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Featherstorm ♀Hal ♂Unnamed ♀
Scorchwind ♂Raggedstar ♂Russetfur ♀
Hopekit ♀Brokenstar ♂Wishkit ♀

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown



Interesting facts

  • It is noted that he looks exactly like his son, Raggedstar.[1]


  • He has been mistakenly called a rogue.[16]


"I never knew a cat called Featherstorm. I have nothing to do with forest cats."
―Hal denying knowing anything about Featherstorm Yellowfang's Secret, page 100

Yellowpaw: "Wait! You must have known Featherstorm! Look - this is your son!"
Hal: "I don't know what you're talking about. I have no son."
—Yellowpaw trying to tell Hal that Raggedpelt is his son Yellowfang's Secret, pages 100-101

Raggedpelt: "Tell me this cat isn't my father."
Featherstorm: "He gave up the right to be called that long ago. It was his decision."
—Raggedpelt and Featherstorm about Hal being Raggedpelt's father Yellowfang's Secret, page 197

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 100
  2. Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 204
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, allegiances
  4. Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 210
  5. 5.0 5.1 Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 205
  6. Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 99
  7. Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 144
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, pages 100-101
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 320
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Revealed in Dark River, page 21
  12. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, pages 347-348
  13. 13.0 13.1 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, pages 185-186
  14. 14.0 14.1 Revealed in Shattered Sky, pages 114-115
  15. Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, page 187
  16. Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 61
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