"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, paws,[2] and tail-tip.[3]

He is the brother of Scourge. Along with their sister, Ruby, he bullies the small black tom as a kit, but when he and Ruby are abandoned by their housefolk years later, they beg for their brother's help to survive. Scourge allows them one meal before he banishes them from BloodClan territory.


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.

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.


Interesting facts

  • Socks is still alive as of the fifth Erin Hunter chat.[4]

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Quince:[5] Living (As of The Rise of Scourge)


Jake:[6] Deceased, residence unknown


Scourge:[2] Deceased, no residence


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


Firestar:[7] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Princess:[8] Living (As of Dawn)


Filou:[9] Status unknown
Tommy:[9] Status unknown
Luna:[9] Status unknown
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Ferris:[10] Living (As of Pinestar's Choice)
Whiskers:[10] Living (As of Pinestar's Choice)


Crystal:[10] Living (As of Pinestar's Choice)


Leafpool:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Squirrelflight:[11] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)


Cloudtail:[12] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)


Nami:[9] Status unknown
Livy:[9] Status unknown
Taylor:[9] Status unknown
Zack:[9] Status unknown


Jayfeather:[13] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Lionblaze:[13] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Dewnose:[14] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Snowbush:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Alderheart:[15] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Juniperkit:[15] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Hollyleaf:[13] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Whitewing:[11] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Ambermoon:[14] Deceased, residence unknown
Sparkpelt:[15] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Dandelionkit:[15] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Dovewing:[16] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Ivypool:[16] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Leafshade:[17] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Honeyfur:[17] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Hollytuft:[18] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Sorrelstripe:[18] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Spotkit:[19] Status unknown
Flykit:[19] Status unknown


Larksong:[17] Status unknown
Fernsong:[18] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Snapkit:[19] Status unknown


Lightleap:[20] Status unknown
Pouncekit:[20] Status unknown
Thriftkit:[21] Status unknown
Bristlekit:[21] Status unknown


Shadowkit:[20] Status unknown
Snapkit:[19] Status unknown


    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


"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'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 in The Rise of Scourge, page 4
  6. Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 197
  7. Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 13
  8. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 111
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Revealed in Pinestar's Choice, chapter 5
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 509
  12. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 230
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Revealed in Sunrise, page 217
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Revealed in The Last Hope, page 216
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 9
  16. 16.0 16.1 Revealed in Sunset, page 317
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Revealed on Kate's Blog
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 478
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 Revealed in River of Fire, allegiances
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, page 187
  21. 21.0 21.1 Revealed in River of Fire, page 203
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