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"We don't know how to get our own food. Will you help us, please?"
— Socks asking Scourge for food in The Rise of Scourge, page 72

Socks is a black tom with a white muzzle, chest, paws,[2] and tail-tip.[3]

Socks is the brother of Scourge. He was born to Quince and Jake along with his sister, Ruby, and he and Ruby bullied Tiny when they were kits. However, when Socks and Ruby were abandoned by their housefolk years later, they begged for their brother's help to survive. Scourge allowed them one meal before he banished them from BloodClan territory.

History

In the Stand-Alone Manga

The Rise of Scourge

Socks is introduced by Tiny along with their sister, Ruby. They are the kits of Quince and Jake. Socks and Ruby are playing hide and seek in their basket. While Ruby is looking for Socks, she knocks Tiny over in the process, and he and his sister are seen laughing together. But Quince catches them in the act and tells them not to play so rough with their little brother.
Socks and Ruby often harass their brother, Tiny, knocking him over and taunting him because of his small size, giving the impression they aren't very fond of Tiny. Though they are scolded by their mother just as often as they harass Tiny, they still continue to taunt and insult him. Socks does not believe him when he says that he went into the forest and had supposedly found a giant beast, attacked a huge leaf, climbed a giant tower and fought a giant bird, then caught a fox and ate it. He and Ruby laugh it up, then they start to get very angry with Tiny, saying they know he is lying about his little journey.
Quince tells Socks and Ruby about the Twolegs who will be coming to their nest, looking for a new kitten, so Socks and Ruby need to behave and act cute, so they might get picked. When the Twolegs do come, Socks and Ruby play with a ball of yarn, but Tiny knows it is all an act, thinking that they do not fool him. Tiny does not want to pretend, so he just hides under a table. But the Twoleg kit adores Socks and Ruby, and starts to play with them, rubbing their bellies and tickling them under their necks.
Later, after Scourge becomes leader of BloodClan, Ruby and Socks' Twolegs move, and abandon them on the streets. They become extremely emaciated and starving, but manage to find their brother. They beg Scourge for food, and he asks them why he should, claiming it was not his fault if they were too stupid or weak to find food, and that his own cats hardly had food. Ruby tells him they are his littermates, and asks him if blood means anything to him at all. He, bent on revenge because of their past behavior toward him, gives them a scathing lecture about how blood does actually mean something to Scourge, but only the blood of his enemies as it seeps out of their wounds. Socks seems terrified of starving because of his brother. Scourge lets them have some food before he orders his cats to chase them off BloodClan territory and warns them that they are not welcome there.

In the Field Guides

The Ultimate Guide

Socks is only briefly mentioned on his brother, Scourge's page. Socks and Ruby both scorned their littermate and, in an attempt to prove himself equal to them, he left their home through the backyard fence and went off into the woods beyond.

Trivia

Author statements

Continuity

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

Character pixels

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Official art

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Kin

Members

Mother:

Quince:[7] Living (As of The Rise of Scourge)

Father:

Jake:[8] Deceased, residence unknown

Brother:

Scourge:[2] Deceased, no residence

Sister:

Ruby:[2] Living (As of The Rise of Scourge)

Half-brother:

Firestar:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Half-sister:

Princess:[10] Living (As of Dawn)

Half-siblings:

Unnamed kits:[11] Status unknown
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Grandmother:
Crystal:[12] Living (As of Pinestar's Choice)

Uncles/Aunts:

Ferris:[12] Living (As of Pinestar's Choice)
Whiskers:[12] Living (As of Pinestar's Choice)

Half-nieces:

Leafpool:[13] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Squirrelflight:[13] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)

Half-nephew:

Cloudtail:[14] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)

Half-nieces/Nephews:

Four unnamed kits:[14] Status unknown

Half-grandnephews:

Jayfeather:[15] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Lionblaze:[15] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Dewnose:[16] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Snowbush:[16] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Alderheart:[17] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Juniperkit:[17] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Half-grandnieces:

Hollyleaf:[15] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Whitewing:[13] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Ambermoon:[16] Deceased, residence unknown
Sparkpelt:[17] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Dandelionkit:[17] Deceased, verified StarClan member

Great-great-half-nieces:

Dovewing:[18] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Ivypool:[18] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Leafshade:[19] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Honeyfur:[19] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Hollytuft:[20] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Sorrelstripe:[20] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Spotfur:[21] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Flywhisker:[21] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)

Great-great-half-nephews:

Larksong:[19] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Fernsong:[20] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Snaptooth:[21] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)

Great-great-great-half-nieces:

Pouncestep:[22] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Lightleap:[22] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Bristlefrost:[23] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Thriftear:[23] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)

Great-great-great-half-nephews:

Shadowsight:[22] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Flipclaw:[23] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)

Tree

Crystal ♀
FerrisWhiskersNutmeg ♀Jake ♂Quince ♀
Unnamed kitsPrincess ♀Firestar ♂Sandstorm ♀Scourge ♂Socks ♂Ruby ♀
See MoreSquirrelflight ♀Leafpool ♀
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    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Appearances

Quotes

"But Mama, he's such a little pipsqueak!"
—Socks about Tiny The Rise of Scourge, page 15


Socks: "Ah ha ha ha ha...climbed a giant tower he says..."
Ruby: "And don't forget the giant bird! Hee hee hee...you're too little to have big adventures like that, Tiny!"
—Socks and Ruby after Tiny's adventure The Rise of Scourge, page 22

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in The Rise of Scourge, page 73
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Revealed in The Rise of Scourge, page 3
  3. Revealed in The Rise of Scourge, page 6
  4. Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 5
  5. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  6. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  7. Revealed in The Rise of Scourge, page 4
  8. Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 197
  9. Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 13
  10. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 111
  11. Revealed in Fire and Ice, pages 116-117
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Revealed in Pinestar's Choice, chapter 5
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 509
  14. 14.0 14.1 Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 230
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Revealed in Sunrise, page 217
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Revealed in The Last Hope, page 216
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 9
  18. 18.0 18.1 Revealed in Sunset, page 317
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 The allegiances of The Apprentice's Quest establish that Leafshade, Honeyfur, and Larksong are born to Lilyheart. While never outright stated that Snowbush is the father of this litter, Snowbush is confirmed to be Lilyheart's mate on page 74 of River of Fire.
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 478
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 Revealed in River of Fire, allegiances
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, page 187
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Revealed in River of Fire, page 203
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