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"...No cat should just accept what has gone before. StarClan's time is over. These cats are dead, and their spirits have no power over you."
— Sol convincing ShadowClan to abandon StarClan in Long Shadows, page 52


Sol is a tall,[14] mottled,[15] tortoiseshell-and-white tom with pale yellow eyes.[16]

Sol was a rogue who caused trouble for the Clans. He was born to Cinders and an unnamed tom alongside three other kits. Cinders made each kit live as a kittypet after his father's abandonment. He was named Harry by his housefolk, and moons later, he met Leafstar and her kits after they were captured by his housefolk. Following the escape, he revealed himself as Sol and joined SkyClan. However, Leafstar didn't immediately make him a warrior and unofficially trained him as her apprentice, much to his displeasure. After stealing her kits, Sol was exiled from SkyClan.

Sol eventually came to the lake, telling Leafpool and Jaypaw of the eclipse, which happened during a battle between the four Clans. Sol convinced Blackstar that StarClan had no power, and Blackstar stopped believing in his ancestors for a brief time, allowing Sol to stay in ShadowClan. After Blackstar received a sign, Sol was banished from ShadowClan. When Ashfur was murdered, Sol became a suspect, and a ThunderClan patrol found him leading a group of loners and befriending Purdy. He was kept prisoner in ThunderClan, but tricked the Three into letting him free. Moons later, Sol returned to the lake and started a battle between ThunderClan and WindClan in the tunnels. However, Sol was almost killed by Hollyleaf, but she let him go and he vowed revenge.

History

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Power of Three

"Darkness is coming. [...] A time of great emptiness lies ahead. Nothing will be the same again. The sun will go out."
―Sol to Leafpool and Jaypaw Eclipse, pages 168-169
Hollypaw discovers a "lion" on WindClan territory, but Sorreltail says it's merely a cat. The cat's name is Sol, and he asks to be taken to ThunderClan's camp. He is very knowledgeable about Clan life, much to everyone's surprise. He warns Leafpool and Jaypaw of a coming darkness, foreshadowing the eclipse. Jaypaw believes Sol knows something about the prophecy, but Sol decides to go to ShadowClan. After the eclipse, Sol manipulates Blackstar to revoke StarClan and the warrior code. ShadowClan lives scattered on its territory until Jaypaw, Lionblaze, Hollyleaf, Tigerpaw, Dawnpaw, and Flamepaw fake a sign from StarClan. Blackstar's faith is reignited, and he exiles Sol.
After Ashfur is killed, Hollyleaf admits she saw Sol a few days prior, and ThunderClan believes the rogue committed the murder. Brambleclaw, Birchfall, Brackenfur, Hazeltail, Lionblaze, and Hollyleaf are sent to bring back Sol. They meet a group of loners in the Twolegplace who met Sol prior and are openly hostile about him. Jingo reveals Sol's idea to get rid of the dogs failed when one of their cats was killed in the process. They find Sol living with Purdy, and they bring both of them back to ThunderClan. He is kept as ThunderClan's prisoner until Lionblaze helps him escape in exchange for information about the the prophecy and the identity of their father. Sol tries to manipulate the littermates to use their powers to take over the Clans, but they refuse.

Omen of the Stars

"Never! Not until I've destroyed everything the Clans stand for. Many seasons ago, I knew another of your Clans, far away in a gorge. They scorned me, too; they told me I wasn't good enough to be one of their precious warriors! So I vowed to prove to all of you that the warrior code means nothing. In the end, you will kill one another for reasons that aren't worth so much as a mousetail."
―Sol to Hollyleaf The Forgotten Warrior, page 313
Sol finds his way back to the Clans and claims to have saved Cherrypaw and Molepaw from a fox. Dovewing and Ivypool don't trust him and discover Sol teaching WindClan how to fight in the tunnels. Hollyleaf returns, stating that she was the one who saved the apprentices while Sol was lying. She teaches ThunderClan how to fight in the tunnels and are prepared when Sol leads WindClan into battle. Sol reveals he was exiled by a group in a gorge and vowed to prove the warrior code is worthless. Hollyleaf spares his life because of the warrior code, and Sol promises his revenge.

SkyClan and the Stranger

"Sol doesn't seem to have much in the way of courage or fighting tactics. Plus, just being honest, he's lazy. And a bit too clever. He always thinks of reasons not to do something."
―Billystorm's thoughts on Sol Beyond the Code, page 67
Leafstar and her kits are captured by an elderly Twoleg and taken to her home. The Twoleg has another cat, a kittypet named Harry. Harry is surprised by Leafstar's determination to escape and insists she and her kits will be well-taken care of. He is curious about Clan life and helps Leafstar and her family escape. She names one of her kits after him, Harrykit. Harry, after revealing his real name is Sol, then asks to join SkyClan.
Birdpaw and Honeypaw complain about Sol not doing any apprentice tasks, but Leafstar insists Sol is an experienced and full-grown cat. When the cats are sent out in eight-party hunting patrols, Sol encourages his group to split up, and they bring back a feast's worth of prey. Sharpclaw is suspicious of Sol's tactics since he'd never shown much talent in hunting, and Leafstar discovers Sol's patrol stealing prey from foxes. He is surprised when Leafstar and Sharpclaw scold him and insists that he used his talent to make the foxes do the hard work. He also admits to Leafstar that his mother told him stories of sky warriors before abandoning them, revealing how much he wanted to be a warrior.
Leafstar agrees to train Sol, but is unimpressed with his skills. However, he does make some progress, and Leafstar admits he's on his way to become a warrior. During a Gathering, Sol walks up proudly and states that he's ready to become a warrior. Leafstar quietly tells him that it wasn't the time or place for that, and Sol runs off in a fury. Leafstar insists he still has much to learn about the warrior code, and Sol becomes frustrated with his lack of progress. In order to prove himself, he kidnaps Leafstar's kits so he can pretend to find them. Shrewtooth discovers this and attacks Sol. Enraged, Leafstar hisses he will never become a warrior and banishes Sol from SkyClan.

Detailed description

Sol is a tall,[14] lean,[17] mottled,[15] tortoiseshell-and-white tom[18] mixed with ginger, black,[19] dark brown,[14] and white patches,[20] a face that tapers at the muzzle,[21] and a thick, brown-and-white,[22] curving tail which is bushed at the tip.[23] He has pale yellow eyes,[16] large, wide-spaced,[14] tufted ears,[24] a distinctive,[25] long,[26] thick,[17] soft pelt,[27] a broad head[24] that narrows toward the chin,[14] a long, smooth back,[23] blunt claws,[27] and fur around his neck that stands like a sun-shaped mane.[28]

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Personality and traits

Sol is manipulative, lazy, and whiny.[source?]He has harbored a grudge against the Clans ever since SkyClan rejected him.[29]He has little in the way of hunting or battle skills, but makes up for it in cunning, often finding ways to do jobs while doing little to no work by tricking someone else into doing it for him.[source?] He uses sweet talk and charisma to convince Blackstar of ShadowClan, to give up StarClan, causing chaos within ShadowClan.[source?] He convinces Lionblaze, Jayfeather and Hollyleaf that he knows who their father is in order to get them to set him free, and is a master of deception.[source?] Later, he returns and convinces WindClan to attack ThunderClan using the tunnels.[source?]

Relationships

Cinders

"Cinders wasn't...well, she wasn't very nice to be around, I don't think. She complained...a lot."
―Sol about Cinders Beyond the Code, page 62
Sol was abandoned by his mother when he and his littermates were still kits.[source?] Cinders was as whiny and lazy as Sol, and she often complained about her rotten life and her mate leaving her.[30] She never even gave her kits names.[31] She told her kits stories about sky cats who could fly and grew as big as lions when they were angry, which were later revealed to be about SkyClan.[32] Sol wanted to please his mother by becoming a warrior so he could catch prey for them, but Cinders snaps at him and says that sky cats aren't real. After her mate leaves her for another she-cat, Cinders gives away her kits, leaving each one at the door of a different Twoleg nest. She deposits Sol last, and he never sees her again.[33]

Sol's father

"[...] our father rarely came by. Rarely brought us any food. He never wanted to play with us. I don't think he liked us very much."
―Sol about his father Beyond the Code, page 62
Sol's father was rarely around, and even when he did visit, Cinders berated him for being gone for so long and only bringing meager scraps of prey. As a kit, Sol could tell that his father didn't like him or his littermates very much.[31] Eventually, he leaves Cinders and his kits for good, saying that he's found another mate and that he's going to find a new place to live with her. Sol never sees him again.[30]

Leafstar

"I'm always overlooked! Never made leader of a patrol...always scorned because I used to be a kittypet! I CAN BE A WARRIOR!'"
―Sol to Leafstar after he is discovered with her kits After the Flood, page 84
Leafstar meets Sol as a kittypet named Harry when she is captured by his elderly housefolk.[34] He is curious about Clan life, and she tells him all about the honors of being a warrior. When Leafstar is rescued, he decides to join her in SkyClan.[35] However, Sol turns out to be a problem. He is lazy, easily gives up, and even steals prey from foxes to avoid hunting.[36] When Leafstar refuses to immediately make him a warrior, Sol goes too far and steals Leafstar's kits. He plans on pretending to find them and bring them back, and Leafstar discovers him and banishes him from SkyClan.[37] This turns out to be Leafstar's biggest mistake, as Sol swears revenge on all the Clans and leaves to terrorize the Clans at the lake.[38]

SkyClan

"Mama, when I get bigger, I'm gonna be a warrior. Just like the cats from the sky. I'll catch us all the prey we could eat!"
―Sol talking to his mother Beyond the Code, page 65
As a kit, Sol heard stories from his mother about cats who could fly and had honor and loyalty.[32] When he learned that SkyClan really existed, he joined them immediately, as he felt that becoming a warrior was the greatest thing he could ever do.[39] However, the Clan soon learned that Sol just wasn't cut out to be a warrior. He refused to accept this fact, and threw a tantrum when Leafstar didn't immediately make him a warrior.[40] After SkyClan banishes him when he goes too far by kidnapping Leafstar's kits, he vows revenge on all the Clans.[38]

Blackstar and ShadowClan

"...No cat should just accept what has gone before. StarClan's time is over. These cats are dead, and their spirits have no power over you."
―Sol convincing ShadowClan to give up their belief StarClan Long Shadows, page 52
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Family

Members

Mother:

Cinders:[41] Living (As of Beyond the Code)

Father:

Unnamed tom: [42] Status unknown

Siblings:

Ginger sibling:[41] Status unknown
Tortoiseshell-and-white sibling:[41] Status unknown
Brown-and-white sibling:[41] Status unknown

Tree

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


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Trivia

Did you know Sol's name is also the name of the Roman god of the sun? For more trivia about Sol, click here!

Quotes

"Mama, when I get bigger, I'm gonna be a warrior. Just like the cats from the sky."
―Sol to Cinders Beyond the Code, page 59


"I left ShadowClan, but I cannot leave the lake yet...The Clans need me, they just haven't realized it yet. You need me, Hollyleaf."
―Sol to Hollyleaf Long Shadows, page 134


"Sol never gets his own paws dirty. If something has happened, another cat did it - maybe at Sol's bidding, maybe not. You won't be able to accuse him of anything."
―Speckle Sunrise, page 137


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"He almost destroyed ShadowClan! Every cat thinks he killed Ashfur! So why do I feel that I can trust him with my life?"
―Hollyleaf thinking about Sol Sunrise, page 181


"The warrior code! Belief in StarClan! I can't understand why you cats think all that is so important."
―Sol Sunrise, page 282


"That's what absolute power is. Controlling every cat in the territories by the lake!"
―Sol Sunrise, page 283

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Notes and references

  1. Revealed in Sunrise, page 34
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in The Rescue, page 66
  3. Revealed in Beyond the Code, page 76
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Eclipse, page 165
  5. Revealed in Long Shadows, page 92
  6. Revealed in Sunrise, chapter 15
  7. Revealed in Beyond the Code, pages 54-55
  8. Revealed in SkyClan and the Stranger, pages 95-96; 152
  9. While technically not an official Clan apprentice, Sol was trained by Leafstar and not considered a full warrior of SkyClan. This is mainly due to his age, as noted by Leafstar when she is discussing Sol with Birdpaw and Honeypaw.[8]
  10. Revealed in Sunrise, page 126
  11. Revealed in After the Flood, page 86
  12. Revealed in SkyClan and the Stranger, page 152
  13. Leafstar herself is shown training Sol, meaning that she is, to some extent, his mentor.[12]
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 Revealed in Eclipse, page 163
  15. 15.0 15.1 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 99
  16. 16.0 16.1 Revealed in Long Shadows, allegiances
  17. 17.0 17.1 Revealed in Eclipse, page 276
  18. Revealed in Eclipse, page 259
  19. Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 200
  20. Revealed in Sunrise, page 162
  21. Revealed in Eclipse, pages 148-149
  22. Revealed in Eclipse, page 264
  23. 23.0 23.1 Revealed in Eclipse, page 149
  24. 24.0 24.1 Revealed in Long Shadows, page 6
  25. Revealed in Sunrise, page 179
  26. Revealed in Eclipse, allegiances
  27. 27.0 27.1 Revealed in Eclipse, page 270
  28. Revealed in Erin Hunter Answers Your Questions Summer 2011
  29. Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 313
  30. 30.0 30.1 Revealed in Beyond the Code, page 62
  31. 31.0 31.1 Revealed in Beyond the Code, page 61
  32. 32.0 32.1 Revealed in SkyClan and the Stranger, pages 133-134
  33. Revealed in Beyond the Code, page 63
  34. Revealed in SkyClan and the Stranger, page 60
  35. Revealed in SkyClan and the Stranger, page 88
  36. Revealed in Beyond the Code, page 67
  37. Revealed in SkyClan and the Stranger, pages 242-249
  38. 38.0 38.1 Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 145
  39. Revealed in SkyClan and the Stranger, page 143
  40. Revealed in SkyClan and the Stranger, pages 154-155
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 41.3 Revealed in Beyond the Code, page 54
  42. Revealed in Beyond the Code, page 57

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