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"I tried as long as I could, licking and licking her, but her breathing only got shallower and shallower, until finally it stopped altogether. [...] I buried my nose in her fur, feeling grief crash down on me. It was a clear sign from StarClan. These kits should never have been born."
Yellowfang's feeling after her kits are born in Secrets of the Clans, page 68

Hopekit is a tiny[1] she-cat[2] with an unknown pelt color.

History

In the Super Editions

Yellowfang's Secret

Yellowfang gives birth to three kits in the hollow of a dead tree, two she-kits and a tom. The other she-kit is born dead. While the tom lets out an angry wail when his mother touches him, Hopekit only whimpers quietly and moves her paws slightly. Yellowfang continues to lick the she-kit, but her breathing continues to get shallower until she too dies. Yellowfang buries her two dead daughters deep in the ground, so no fox, badger, or cat would ever find them.
At the half-moon gathering of the medicine cats Silverflame comes to Yellowfang. Yellowfang asks if she knew about the kits and Silverflame replies that she did, on the night Yellowfang was made a medicine cat, three kits appeared behind her. As Silverflame is about to leave Yellowfang asks about her daughters and looks around, finally spotting them. She tries to run towards them, but her legs are useless and she soon wakes up back at the Moonstone.

In the Field Guides

Secrets of the Clans

Hopekit is born to Yellowfang and Raggedpelt, she dies soon after she was born and her sister, Wishkit, was stillborn. Yellowfang is distraught at this, thinking of how the precious kits should never have been born. Soon after Yellowfang buries Hopekit and Wishkit on her way back to the camp.

The Ultimate Guide

Although not mentioned by name, Hopekit appears briefly on Raggedstar's page. Yellowfang decided to become a medicine cat, which means she had to separate her relationship with Raggedpelt. It was too late to untangle their paths though, as Yellowfang soon found out she was expecting kits. Raggedpelt was overjoyed at the prospect at becoming a father but outraged when Yellowfang said their kits will never know who their mother was. Only one kit survived.
She is also mentioned not by name on Sagewhisker's page. Sagewhisker realized that Yellowfang was expecting Raggedstar’s kits, and wondered if she made a terrible mistake. She persuaded Yellowfang to tell Raggedstar that their kits will have at least one parent in the Clan and Yellowfang took her mentor's advice.

Trivia

Interesting facts

  • Vicky revealed Hopekit's name in a letter to a fan.[4]
  • She has kittypet blood through Hal.[5]
  • Vicky says that Hopekit died shortly after birth unlike Wishkit, who was stillborn.[6]

Kin

Members

Mother:

Yellowfang:[2] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Father:

Raggedstar:[7] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Sister:

Wishkit:[2] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Brother:

Brokenstar:[2] Deceased, No Residence
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Grandmothers:
Brightflower:[8] Living (As of Into the Wild)
Featherstorm:[8] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Grandfathers:

Brackenfoot:[8] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Hal:[5] Deceased, Residence Unknown

Great-Grandmother:

Silverflame:[8] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Uncles:

Nutwhisker:[8] Living (As of Yellowfang's Secret)
Mintkit:[9] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Scorchwind:[8] Living (As of Yellowfang's Secret)

Half-Uncles:

Mosspaw:[10] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Volepaw:[10] Deceased, Residence Unknown

Aunts:

Rowanberry:[8] Living (As of Tigerclaw's Fury)
Marigoldkit:[9] Deceased, Residence Unknown

Half-Aunts:

Dawncloud:[10] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Russetfur:[11] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Cousins:

Cinderfur:[12] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Stumpytail:[12] Living (As of Tigerclaw's Fury)

Tree

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Silverflame
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Brightflower
 
Brackenfoot
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Raggedstar
 
Yellowfang
 
Mintkit
 
Marigoldkit
 
Nutwhisker
 
Rowanberry
 
Clawface
 
Nightstar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brokenstar
 
Hopekit
 
Wishkit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stumpytail
 
Cinderfur


    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Quotes

"These are the kits I saw in the pool, when I was in StarClan with Silverflame. But they should never have been born."
—Yellowfang thoughts Yellowfang's Secret, page 321

References and citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 339
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 320
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in a letter from Victoria Holmes
  4. Revealed on Victoria Holmes Letter 2
  5. 5.0 5.1 Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 197
  6. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  7. Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 316
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, allegiances
  9. 9.0 9.1 Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 473
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 418
  11. Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 205
  12. 12.0 12.1 Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, page 396