This page contains the trivia for Hollyleaf.


Interesting facts

  • Hollyleaf's prefix is in reference to her coloring being close to a holly branch.[1] Hollytuft, a warrior who is named after her, also carries these appearance traits.[2] Hollyleaf is also the spitting image her father, Crowfeather.[1]
  • She has WindClan blood through Crowfeather,[3] and kittypet blood through Firestar.[4]
  • Hollyleaf is scared of thunderstorms because of the confrontation with Ashfur.[5]
  • Hollyleaf was the first of her litter to be born.[1]

Author statements

  • Although Hollyleaf was originally part of the Three, Vicky couldn't think of a power for her, so the third cat in the prophecy was changed to Dovewing.[6][7]
    • Vicky also adds that Hollyleaf's realization that she is less special than her littermates and her dedication to the warrior code proved to be a rich storyline.[7]
  • Vicky has said Hollyleaf would have been present at Bramblestar's leader ceremony, but did not have a life to give him.[8]
  • Vicky feels that her suffix is in reference to her mother, Leafpool, and was suggested by Squirrelflight.[6]
  • The authors have said Hollyleaf was chosen to die in The Last Hope to make the ultimate sacrifice and show that she was still loyal to ThunderClan.[9]


  • Hollyleaf is shown with amber eyes in The Ultimate Guide.[10]
  • She is mistakenly said to have solely discovered the truth about Leafpool and Crowfeather being her parents,[11] even though Jayfeather figured it out by himself.[12]


The following information is from sources considered non-canon or retconned.

  • The Warriors website's family tree shows Hollyleaf and Fallen Leaves connected by a heart symbol, which is used for other characters to represent mateship.[13]

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Leafpool's Wish, chapter 9
  2. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 477
  3. Revealed in Sunrise, page 317
  4. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 37
  5. Revealed in the Warriors App
  6. 6.0 6.1 Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 6
  7. 7.0 7.1 Unexpected Storylines on the Warriors official website
  8. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  9. Revealed in Erin Hunter's Confidential Notes: Choosing Which Cats Would Die
  10. Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 36
  11. Revealed in The Last Hope, page 44
  12. Revealed in Sunrise, chapters 20, 26
  13. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree
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