"Courage, little one! Partings are always hard, but endings are just the start of something else!"
— Violet to Bella in Ravenpaw's Farewell, chapter 4

Violet is a small,[5] pale orange tabby she-cat with thin, darker orange stripes. She has a white muzzle, chest, belly, paws and tail-tip and blue eyes.[6]

Violet is a kittypet who lives near the old forest. She is the sister of Barley, Jumper, and Hoot, and used to be a member of BloodClan under Scourge's leadership. She and her brother, Barley, went against the rules and took care of each other while in BloodClan, and when Scourge found out, he ordered Jumper and Hoot, then known as Snake and Ice, to kill her. They badly wounded her, and Barley took her to a Twoleg nest in hopes that the Twolegs would help her. They saved her life, and Violet became a kittypet. She later gave birth to Riley, Bella, Patch, and Lulu. Patch and Lulu were taken soon after their birth to new homes with their own housefolk, but Riley and Bella wanted to become warriors after Ravenpaw told them about his time in ThunderClan. Violet let Ravenpaw and Barley take the kits to SkyClan, where they became warriors.


In the Novellas

Ravenpaw's Farewell

Violet: "Stop right there, Madric!"
Madric: "Go away, Violet. These cats were trespassing."
Violet: "Nonsense! This is my brother, Barley, and his friend Ravenpaw. They are welcome anywhere, do you understand? Anywhere."
—Violet stopping Barley and Ravenpaw being attacked Ravenpaw's Farewell, page chapter 2
When Ravenpaw and Barley run from Madric, Violet appears on a fence and asks about the situation before jumping down beside Ravenpaw. She spits, hisses and arches her back at the cats. When Barley calls her name she sees him and tells Madric to stop. Madric growls at Violet, and says that they were trespassing. Violet explains that Barley is her brother and Ravenpaw is his friend so they are welcome anywhere. When Madric turns to leave, he insults Ravenpaw, and Violet stands between them telling him to stop.
After Madric leaves, Violet tilts her head at Barley and Ravenpaw, saying they looked worse since they last met. Barley explains it's their old bones before rubbing his head against Violet's cheek. When he asks how she is, Violet tells them she has something to show them, leading them to a hole in the fence. Before going through she asks if Ravenpaw is okay, in which he nods. When they reach the other side of the fence, outside Violets Twoleg's den, Violet senses Ravenpaw's apprehension and reassures him, and tells him they aren't going in the den and her Twolegs are away. She runs across the grass to a wooden platform beside the Twoleg den. Beside the platform are the shapes of four kits. Violet calls to them telling her kits she is back.
As Barley and Ravenpaw stare at the kits, Violet introduces them, telling Bella to be careful as the she-kit plays with Ravenpaw's ear. Ravenpaw pries her off and notes that she looks just like Firestar. She asks many questions, and Violet stops her by sweeping her tail around Bella. She warmly says that Bella was the first to speak, and might not stop. Riley plays with Ravenpaw's tail. Ravenpaw flicks his tail, sending him rolling, and Violet stops him before he falls, asking if he could be a little less clumsy next time. She orders Lulu and Patch to get down from Barley's head, and apologizes that they're overexcited by their visit. As Ravenpaw and Barley leave, Violet promises Riley they'll go visit the barn one day, then tells all of her kits to lie down for their nap.
When they're old enough to make the trip, Violet takes Bella and Riley to visit at Barley's barn, and tells her brother that Lulu and Patch went to a new home. Bella asks Ravenpaw if he used his warrior moves to fight a cow, and Violet apologizes, explaining that her kits have been obsessed over the Clans ever since Smudge told them stories. Bella says when she's a warrior she's going to hunt just like Ravenpaw, and Violet tells her to remember there aren't warriors there anymore. She meows that Smudge has no right to encourage their silly dreams of joining the Clans, and that they're going to find homes and be kittypets like her. As they head home the next morning, Bella and Riley beg Ravenpaw to help them become warriors, and Violet tells them to stop pestering the loner.
Later on, Ravenpaw arrives at their home and tells them he's willing to take them to another Clan who are closer by, and Violet watches with horror. Ravenpaw explains that SkyClan is friendlier to kittypets and he will bring Bella and Riley back if they don't want to train them. He goes on to meow that she once lived in the wild and a part of her knows what it's like to be free, and asks why she wouldn't want that for her kits, but Violet argues she wants them to be safe. Bella tells her mother they will never be happy as kittypets and Violet gives in, agreeing to let them go and telling them she'll think of them everyday and to remember her if they pass by the area. As they are about to leave with Ravenpaw, Violet tells her kits to go well and make her proud.

In the Ravenpaw's Path arc

A Clan in Need

"Violet wouldn't want anyone to suffer if she could do anything about it."
―Barley to Ravenpaw A Clan in Need, page 53
Violet appears in a dream had by Barley; a flashback to when she was attacked by Jumper and Hoot. Ravenpaw and Barley set out to find Violet, thinking that she could help them deal with the problems the rogues have been stirring. Violet is overjoyed to see Barley again and pleased to meet Ravenpaw. Barley explains the problems with the rogues to her and she instantly agrees to help. Ravenpaw describes her as positive and brave, as it took Barley lots of time to work up the courage to help and Violet was ready on the spot. She takes them to meet her friend, Mitzi, who explains how the rogues took her son, Fritz, and Violet says she will do what she can to help bring him back home.
She goes along with ThunderClan as they sneak up on the rogues. While Snake and Ice are addressing the rest of BloodClan, she steps up and tells them that she is Violet, their sister, and calls them Hoot and Jumper. They coldly remark that they have no sister, and that their names are only Snake and Ice. They say they have no kin other than BloodClan. They suggest she is only there for protection. Then, they order some cats to kill both her and Barley. They fight back and ThunderClan attacks with them. At the end of the battle, Violet and Barley go up to Snake and Ice and attack them in revenge. Snake and Ice are left feeble and scared, and say that they really are Hoot and Jumper, and that they are kin. Barley and Violet are not forgiving, though, and attack them again. Jumper, desperate, tries to make any deal they want, but Barley says that they have done too much for forgiveness. They flee, while the rest of the Clan is chasing after them.
Later, Fritz calls Violet. Thinking it is a rogue, she asks if they had enough. Fritz steps out and explains how they took him and tried to turn him into a BloodClan warrior, but he wasn't good at fighting and just wanted to go home. Violet agrees to take Fritz home, saying that Mitzi will be happy to see him again. When Ravenpaw offers to go along with Barley in escorting Violet home, he refuses and says he will take her home himself.

In the Field Guides

Cats of the Clans

On Ravenpaw and Barley's page, Rock narrates about when Barley broke the rules of BloodClan by living with his sister. Barley was forced to see Violet brutally attacked by her brothers under Scourge's order, but Violet remained alive. She ended up being taken in by a kittypet, and his housefolk promised a better life for Violet.

The Ultimate Guide

On Barley's page, it is stated that he insisted on staying with his sister against Scourge's orders. It also mentions Violet being attacked by her littermates, and Barley being forced to watch. Violet barely survived and became a kittypet.

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Unnamed she-cat:[7] Status unknown


Barley:[2] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
Hoot:[8] Living (As of The Heart of a Warrior)
Jumper:[8] Living (As of The Heart of a Warrior)


Bellaleaf:[4] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Lulu:[4] Living (As of Ravenpaw's Farewell)


Rileypool:[4] Deceased, residence unknown
Patch:[4] Living (As of Ravenpaw's Farewell)


Wrenpaw:[9] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Two unnamed kits:[10] Status unknown


Unnamed ♀
Ravenpaw ♂Barley ♂Violet ♀Hoot ♂Jumper ♂
Rabbitleap ♂Bellaleaf ♀Rileypool ♂Lulu ♀Patch ♂
Wrenpaw ♀Two kits

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown




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

  • In Secrets of the Clans, a 2007 field guide, Violet and Barley live together despite it being against Scourge's law. Scourge discovers this and orders Snake and Ice, their brothers, to kill Violet. They brutally wound her, but she remains alive and Barley takes her to a kittypet named Fuzz. He knows that Fuzz's Twolegs would be able to take care of Violet. Barley whispers to Violet that she'll be safe now. He murmurs that he loves her, and then leaves to live on the far side of the forest. She also has unnamed mother.[11]


Barley: "You'll be safe now. Remember, I love you."
Violet: "I love you too, Barley."
—Barley saying goodbye to Violet Secrets of the Clans, page 144

Barley: "Violet? What are you doing?"
Violet: "It's me, Violet. Your sister."
—Violet recognizing Snake and Ice A Clan in Need, pages 70-71

Ravenpaw: "There is a part of you that knows what it is to be free, to hunt for yourself, to find your own shelter. Why shouldn't Bella and Riley know that too?"
Violet: "Because I want to keep them safe!"
—Ravenpaw and Violet about Riley and Bella Ravenpaw's Farewell, page chapter 4

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in A Clan in Need, page 57
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 193
  3. Revealed in A Clan in Need, page 77
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Revealed in Ravenpaw's Farewell, chapter 2
  5. Revealed in Ravenpaw's Path, page 141
  6. Revealed in Ravenpaw's Path, page 139
  7. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 247
  8. 8.0 8.1 Revealed in Ravenpaw's Path, page 163
  9. Revealed in Lost Stars, allegiances
  10. Revealed in Lost Stars, chapter 2
  11. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 138
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