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"I can't live as a warrior. But I'll always remember you. You've shown me a life that I've always dreamed about. But now I know where I truly belong."
— Jake to Talltail in Tallstar's Revenge, page 433

Jake is a flame-colored[6] ginger tabby tom with green eyes.[7]

Jake was born to Crystal alongside his littermates, Ferris and Whiskers. He was an oddly adventurous kittypet with a history of frequently friendly interactions with Clan cats while he sat on the fence that borders ThunderClan territory. He befriended Talltail, a WindClan warrior seeking revenge on his father's death, and joined him on his quest. He convinced Talltail that killing Sparrow would not bring justice, nor fix the problem. After their mission was completed, Jake went back to his housefolk, vowing to never forget Talltail or their adventure together. He also befriended Pinestar, ThunderClan's leader, showing his way of life, and later welcomed Pinestar when he decided to become a kittypet. After his death, Jake went to an unnamed afterlife. Jake had two mates; he fathered Scourge, Ruby, Socks with Quince, and Firestar and Princess with Nutmeg. Firestar not only inherited Jake's physical appearance, but he also inherited his father's adventurous and curious nature.

History

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Super Editions

This section summarizes Jake's significant Super Editions appearances. If you're looking for a full list, find one here!

"By killing him? I know you, Talltail. You're not a killer. You'd die to defend those you love. But to kill a cat you hardly know? I don't think so."
—Jake arguing with Talltail about not killing Sparrow Tallstar's Revenge, page 405
In Tallstar's Revenge, after saving Talltail's life when he eats a poisoned rat, Jake convinces the WindClan warrior to let him participate on his mission by guiding him through the Twolegplace. Despite their differences, the two grow close, and Jake is eager to learn more about Clan life. When the two find Sparrow, who Talltail believes had killed Sandgorse, Jake convinces Talltail to not murder him, arguing he knew his friend well enough to know Talltail wasn't a killer. After their journey, Jake insists Talltail belonged as a warrior, and that he himself could never fit in in WindClan, and the two bitter-sweetly part ways. In the manga, Jake walks with Tallstar to StarClan.
In Bluestar's Prophecy, Bluepaw meets Jake while hunting near his fence, and he tries to start a conversation and is curious about the Clans. Pinestar scolds her for speaking with a kittypet. Later, Bluefur suspiciously catches Pinestar speaking with Jake several times.

Novellas

This section summarizes Jake's significant Novellas appearances. If you're looking for a full list, find one here!

"Jake was not a Clanmate, but a friend. And Pinestar valued him as much as any of his warriors."
—Pinestar's thoughts about Jake Pinestar's Choice, page 168
In Pinestar's Choice, Pinestar befriends Jake and teaches him about Clan culture. He starts to spend more and more time speaking with Jake, often using these moments to take a break from his duties and vent. After ThunderClan's failed raid on WindClan's camp, Pinestar confesses his worries about Goosefeather, but Jake encourages him to trust his medicine cat and the warrior code, but also asks about Talltail. Jake introduces him to Shanty, another kittypet, and starts to spend more time with Quince. When Pinestar leaves his Clan to become a kittypet, Jake welcomes him by his new name, Pine.

Detailed description

Jake is a plump,[8] flame-colored[6] ginger tabby tom[9] with soft,[10] thick,[9] silky fur,[11] light,[9] leaf[6]-green eyes,[12] and a long-healed nick in one ear.[13]

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Personality

Jake is a laid-back, calm, and charming tom. He will help any cat in need, and is curious and wise for a kittypet.[14]

Relationships

Quince

"[Jake's] mooning over Quince today. She lives by the main road... I'm sure you'd like her. All the toms seem to."
—Shanty to Pinestar about Quince Pinestar's Choice, page chapter 7
Jake is quite fond of Quince, as he is often talking to her.[15][14] She ends up having his kits; Scourge (Tiny), Socks, and Ruby.[16]

Tallstar

"I can't live as a warrior. But I'll always remember you. You've shown me a life that I've always dreamed about. But now I know where I truly belong."
—Jake to Talltail Tallstar's Revenge, page 433
Tallstar, then Talltail, first finds Jake when he is trapped by a Twoleg.[14] They become friends very fast and Jake accompanies Talltail on his journey.[14] When Talltail told Jake about wanting to kill Sparrow, Jake was shocked and horrified.[14] However, Talltail didn't commit the murder and him and Jake reconcile their friendship.[14] Jake and Talltail eventually separated into their different lives.[14] Talltail missed Jake and tried to make him join WindClan as a warrior, but Jake declined, stating that he's a kittypet and always will be one.[14] Talltail, now Tallstar, watched over Jake's son, Firestar, and they meet when Jake takes him to StarClan.[17][1] Tallstar never did find a mate, as his heart will always belong to ‘his Jake’.[14]

Family

Jake had two mates, Quince and Nutmeg. With Quince, Jake fathered Scourge, Socks and Ruby, and he fathered Firestar and Princess with Nutmeg. Many of Jake's descendants continue to live on in ThunderClan. For more of Jake's family, click here!

Appearances

Trivia

Interesting facts

  • Jake is noted to look exactly like his son, Firestar.[18]

Author statements

  • Kate has said Tallstar's heart always belonged to "his Jake".[blog 1]
  • Kate thinks Tallstar goes out of StarClan to visit Jake.[blog 2]
  • Inside Kate's head, she sees Tallstar and Jake as mates. However, inside the publisher's head, they are "Good Friends".[blog 3][blog 4]
  • On her Facebook page, Vicky stated that Jake was killed when he was struck by a meteorite while sitting on a fence.[19] However, she later clarified that it was indeed a joke.[20]

Mistakes

  • He is mistakenly depicted as a non-tabby.[21][7]

Continuity

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

Quotes

"Just because I'm a kittypet doesn't mean I don't have dreams of something else. I don't want to spend my whole life in the wild, but I'd like to explore beyond the fences, see how other cats live. I know every pawstep of the house-folk place and I'd like to go farther."
—Jake to Talltail Tallstar's Revenge, page 335


Reena: "Aren't you embarrassed?"
Jake: "Embarrassed?"
Reena: "About being a kittypet."
Jake: "Why?"
Reena: "Taking food from a Twoleg. It's undignified for a cat."
Jake: "It is?"
Reena: "A cat should rely on itself, not the kindness of Twolegs."
Jake: "I was born a kittypet. I'm not doing any harm. And if I'm eating kittypet food, it means there's more prey for rogues like you."
—Jake and Reena over being a kittypet Tallstar's Revenge, page 394


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Jake: "Do you really want to kill a cat?"
Talltail: "If I'd stayed in WindClan, I'd have probably killed a cat in battle by now!"
Jake: "In battle. That's different. Killing in the heat of battle, to defend your Clanmates—that makes sense. But to kill a cat moons later—"
Talltail: "He never understood the damage he did. That's why he must be punished. To make him sorry."
Jake: "Just tell him! Make him understand. How Sandgorse's death hurt you, and how you feel he's responsible."
Talltail: "Don't you think I tried that when Sandgorse died? He wouldn't admit it. Even when I told him to his whiskers that he killed Sandgorse, he just shrugged it off, like he shrugs everything off. He doesn't care about anything. So I'm going to make him care about this."
Jake: "By killing him? I know you, Talltail. You're not a killer. You'd die to defend those you love. But to kill a cat you hardly know? I don't think so."
—Jake arguing with Talltail over killing Sparrow Tallstar's Revenge, pages 404-405


"A heart can travel to the horizon without moving a paw step. And I made the best friend any cat ever had."
—Talltail about Jake Tallstar's Revenge, page 444


"Jake didn't look like he could win a fight with a mouse."
—Bluefur's thoughts on Jake Bluestar's Prophecy, page 220


"You told me that a leader has to trust his medicine cat. You may be leader, but you are still bound by the warrior code."
—Jake to Pinestar after the battle with WindClan Pinestar's Choice, page 167


"Jake was curious about life in the Clans, but not to the point of wanting to go over the fence into the forest. He was no threat to ThunderClan, even though he knew the deputy and the medicine cat by name, knew where the weakest parts of the border were, and how Pinestar was concerned about the safety of new apprentices. Pinestar had mentioned a WindClan warrior, Talltail, from time to time, and the first question Jake had asked Pinestar today was whether he had seen the long-tailed black and white tom in the battle. Pinestar had assured him that Talltail had not been injured, as far as he knew. Jake was not a Clanmate, but a friend. And Pinestar valued him as much as any of his warriors."
—Pinestar's thoughts about Jake Pinestar's Choice, page 168


Jake: "Hey! I didn't think you'd come back. You know, after Shanty..."
Pinestar: "For a while, I wasn't sure I would. But I think I can do some good here...for Shanty's housefolk. More than I can do for my Clan."
Jake: "What do you mean? Have you left ThunderClan?"
Pinestar: "Yes, I have."
Jake: "You'd really give all that up to be a kittypet for Shanty's housefolk?"
Pinestar: "I really would."
Jake: "Shanty would like that, Pinestar. Do you want to go meet some of your new neighbors? You haven't seen Quince yet, have you? She's a sweetheart."
Pinestar: "I should go home. My...my housefolk are expecting me. Oh, and my name isn't Pinestar anymore. It's Pine. Just Pine."
Jake: "It suits you. Welcome home, Pine."
—Jake welcoming Pine to the Twolegplace Pinestar's Choice, page 210


"You would have been proud of your kits, my love. Strange that none of them have your ginger fur...But I see your spirit in them just the same."
—Quince about Jake The Rise of Scourge, page 13

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, manga
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 337
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 379
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 197
  5. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 394
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 509
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in Pinestar's Choice, chapter 5
  8. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 196
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Revealed in Pinestar's Choice, page 160
  10. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 338
  11. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 357
  12. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 314
  13. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 375
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge
  15. Revealed in Pinestar's Choice
  16. Revealed in The Rise of Scourge
  17. Revealed in The Prophecies Begin
  18. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 512
  19. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  20. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  21. Revealed in The Rise of Scourge, page 13
  22. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  23. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)

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