"You are fast and smart. I've seen you hunt and I've watched you practice battle moves. You have all the skills you need to make this crossing."
— Rabbitleap reassuring Violetpaw in Darkest Night, page 90

Rabbitleap is a short-furred[7] brown tom[8] with yellow eyes.[9]

Rabbitleap is a SkyClan warrior under Leafstar's leadership in the gorge and lake territories. He was born as Rabbitkit to Fallowfern and Waspwhisker along with his littermates, Plumwillow, Nettlesplash, and Creekfeather, and became an apprentice as Rabbitpaw. After becoming a warrior, Rabbitleap followed his Clanmates on their journey to find ThunderClan after being exiled from the gorge by Darktail. He trained Violetpaw after she joined SkyClan, and later became mates with Bellaleaf, fathering Wrenpaw.


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"Rabbitleap had stayed close to Violetpaw, training her as they traveled without ever being bossy. He'd hunted beside her, gently offering advice on stalking techniques and scent trails."
—Rabbitleap and Violetpaw on the journey home Darkest Night, pages 232-233
Rabbitleap arrives at the lake along with the rest of SkyClan, where he is appointed mentor to Violetpaw. He is assigned on a patrol to return to the gorge in search of the missing SkyClan cats, where they reunite with his brother, Nettlesplash, his mate Mintfur, and their kits. After returning, he becomes mentor to Nettlesplash's daughter, Palepaw.

Super Editions

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"It's not that I don't want to! But when I get up there, I don't know where to put my feet. And I...well, I get scared."
—Rabbitpaw about climbing trees SkyClan's Destiny, page manga
In SkyClan's Destiny, Rabbitkit and his littermates, Plumkit, Nettlekit, and Creekkit, are eager to start their warrior training despite their young age. However, they are allowed a tree climbing lesson supervised by Leafstar and Billystorm. Later, during Rabbitpaw's warrior assessment, he admits to Leafstar his fear of climbing trees after he fails to catch a bird. He earns his warrior name, Rabbitleap, after he finds a way for his patrol to hide from a pack of dogs.
"We're all exhausted. We'd have to have bees in our brains to leave a place as good as this."
—Rabbitleap about leaving their new camp Hawkwing's Journey, pages 313-314
In Hawkwing's Journey, Rabbitleap fights against raccoons when they invade the gorge, and later against Darktail's rogues. He regroups with his remaining Clanmates as they depart on their journey to find ThunderClan. When Curlypaw is captured by Dodge, he is part of the patrol sent to rescue her. Later when they settle at a lake, Rabbitleap disagrees with moving on, but follows his Clan when they flee after Twolegs capture several SkyClan cats, including his father, Waspwhisker. His former apprentice, Parsleyseed, chooses instead to become a kittypet.


Interesting facts

  • He has kittypet blood through Waspwhisker,[10] and loner blood through Fallowfern.[10]
  • Even though kin doesn't usually mentor kin, he is mentoring his daughter.[6]

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Billystorm: "I'll teach you to pounce on me!"
Rabbitkit: "Teach me too! I'm not scared of you!"
—Leafstar and Billystorm watching Fallowfern's kits SkyClan's Destiny, page 193

Plumkit: "I'm going to be Sharpclaw! I'll lead the attack!"
Rabbitkit: "But I want to be Sharpclaw! Anyway, you're a she-cat, mouse-brain. You can't be Sharpclaw."
Plumkit: "Can too. Okay, I'll be Cora."
Creekkit: "And I'll be Stick! He's a great warrior, what about you, Nettlekit?"
Nettlekit: "I'm going to be Billystorm. He knows everything about fighting."
Plumkit: "You can't be Billystorm. He's not a real warrior."
Rabbitkit: "Yeah, he's a kittypet."
—Rabbitkit and his littermates choosing their characters for roleplay SkyClan's Destiny, pages 302-303

"I'm going to be the best at training!"
—Rabbitkit arguing with Plumkit SkyClan's Destiny, page 377

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"What do you mean, 'what's this?' It's a squirrel! And a meaty one, too!"
—Rabbitpaw asking what's wrong with his squirrel SkyClan's Destiny, page 1 (of manga)

Plumwillow: "We can't leave! Not without knowing what happened to our other Clanmates."
Rabbitleap: "Yes! What about Frecklewish, or Mistfeather? Where are they?"
—Rabbitleap and Plumwillow about leaving the gorge Hawkwing's Journey, page 227

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, allegiances
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny manga
  3. Revealed in Ravenpaw's Farewell, allegiances
  4. Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, allegiances
  5. Revealed in River of Fire, allegiances
  6. 6.0 6.1 Revealed in The Silent Thaw, allegiances
  7. Revealed in SkyClan and the Stranger, page 3
  8. Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, page 91
  9. Revealed in SkyClan and the Stranger
  10. 10.0 10.1 Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, page 15
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