"Violetpaw, from this moment you will be known as Violetshine, in memory of your mother and because of the brightness of your spirit. StarClan honors your bravery and your loyalty, and we welcome you as a full warrior of SkyClan."
Leafstar to Violetshine in Darkest Night, page 286

Violetshine is a small[12] white she-cat with black splotches[8] and amber eyes.[13] She has glossy[14] and short fur,[15] and wide paws.[8]


In the Super Editions

Tigerheart's Shadow

Violetpaw does not formally appear in Tigerheart's Shadow, but is listed in the allegiances. She has now joined SkyClan.
When Tigerheart tells Shadowkit that he will decide which Clan he wants to live in, the young tom asks if all Clan kits do that. Tigerheart thinks of Violetpaw and Twigpaw and tells his son that it occasionally happens, but not always.

In the A Vision of Shadows arc

The Apprentice's Quest

In a shadowy tunnel, Alderpaw thinks that he can see a nest of moss, with something moving in it. He ventures forward and is shocked to discover that there are two kits. One is black-and-white, and the other is gray, although their pelt colors are barely visible in the dim light of the tunnel. The kits notice that other cats are around, and struggle to move towards them.
Needlepaw inquires why their mother isn't there feeding them, and Alderpaw notes that they look very thin. Needlepaw volunteers to go look for their mother, while Alderpaw inspects the kits, and he calls Needlepaw back to forget about their mother and find the kits some prey. Needlepaw quickly catches the kits some food, and she and Alderpaw chew the prey into small bits so the kits can swallow it. Alderpaw tries to feed the gray kit the pulp, only to fail when the kit chokes. After a moment he tries again, and the kit chokes again but swallows successfully. They feed it to the black-and-white kit, and it goes down more easily with her than it did with the gray kit. Both kits suck up the morsels quickly, eager to fill their bellies, and cuddle up to Alderpaw and Needlepaw with distended stomachs, warmed with the heat of their bodies.
Needlepaw licks the black-and-white kit, as Alderpaw does for the gray kit, warming them up to get their blood flowing regularly. Alderpaw and Needlepaw speculate about what could have happened to their mother, and Alderpaw says that he should bring the kits back to the Clans. They decide to name the kits. Alderpaw names the gray kit Twigkit because she is as small as a twig and, Needlepaw names the black-and-white kit Violetkit because she smells of violets that came from their nest.
As they pick up the kits by their scruffs, Needlepaw mentions to Alderpaw that she thinks these kits are what they find in the shadows, referring to the prophecy that the medicine cats received from Firestar. They are on a ridge that leads to the lake. Needlepaw stands beside him, setting Violetkit down next to Twigkit. Alderpaw awkwardly says good-bye to Needlepaw, and asks her to help him set Violetkit onto his back. Needlepaw is shocked, and says that she won't be leaving the kits with Alderpaw. She makes the argument that she helped find them, and that no cat agreed they would go to ThunderClan. Alderpaw can’t believe that she thinks this, and retorts that Sandstorm was the one who told him to go on this quest. Needlepaw snaps back that it was her idea to go into the tunnel, and that he had nothing to do with that. They bicker back and forth about who should keep the kits. However, they come to no solution.
The kits start to mewl, which brings the conversation to a pause. Alderpaw realizes that he cares more for the safety of the kits then which kit goes to which Clan. He sees that Needlepaw feels the same way. Needlepaw comes to the conclusion that the only fair solution is to give one kit to ThunderClan and one kit to ShadowClan. Alderpaw doesn't like it, but the conversation comes to a close as a patrol consisting of Molewhisker, Birchfall, Poppyfrost, and Berrynose appears. Molewhisker and the rest of the patrol are surprised to see that Alderpaw and Needlepaw brought two kits back with them.
The group of cats ask Alderpaw and Needlepaw who the kits were, and where they were found. Alderpaw replies that that doesn't matter for now, and what really matters is getting the kits to the ThunderClan camp. Needlepaw starts to argue, but Birchfall agrees with Alderpaw and says that Alderpaw should watch over them because he's a medicine cat. Needlepaw objects and says that they both found them. She says that they are a part of the prophecy. The patrol is surprised, and Birchfall asks Alderpaw if he thinks the same. Alderpaw thinks it's possible, but he's not really sure. The patrol and Needlepaw come to an agreement that the fate of Violetkit and Twigkit will be decided at the Gathering, which is in a few days.
Soon after, Alderpaw visits the nursery. He sees Lilyheart watching over her three kits Leafkit, Larkkit, and Honeykit play fighting. Violetkit and Twigkit are watching them, with their eyes having finally opened. Alderpaw asks them how the kits are, and Violetkit informs him that she and Twigkit are doing well. Alderpaw notices with relief that she is right: the kits are no longer skinny. They had begun to grow plump, and their fur was glossy and shining with health.
Violetkit says that it's nice to be with their mother, until Leafkit and the others shout that Lilyheart is not their mother, saying that they came from far past the lake. Twigkit and Violetkit share confused and hurt glances. Lilyheart comforts them, saying that she will still love them just as much as if she was their real mother. Alderpaw agrees and adds that they are very special, and the two kits purr contentedly after being reassured. Lilyheart decides to personally raise them with her real kits. Alderpaw is happy, but he realizes that he can't be sure about anything until after the Gathering that night.
Bramblestar meets with Alderpaw, Squirrelflight, Leafpool, and Jayfeather about Violetkit and Twigkit. Alderpaw explains how he came across the kits, and mentions that it was Needlepaw's idea to enter the tunnel where the kits were found, adding that she was very gentle with them. Bramblestar asks the medicine cats if they think the two kits are a part of the prophecy. Jayfeather is uncertain, yet Leafpool thinks that it's possible. Squirrelflight asks Alderpaw his opinion, and he isn't sure either. Bramblestar says they shouldn't give the kits up, and Jayfeather responds that it's ridiculous, saying ShadowClan won't let them have both of the kits.
Later that night, the cats of ThunderClan travel to the Gathering at the lake. Violetkit rides on Alderpaw's back, and beside him, Sparkpaw is carrying Twigkit. WindClan cats pass by them, and Violetkit timidly asks about them. Alderpaw responds that they're the cats of WindClan. Sparkpaw explains to the two kits what the Clans are. Twigkit and Violetkit hang on tightly to Alderpaw and Sparkpaw as they reach the tree-bridge and pretty soon cross it.
The four cats finally reach the clearing with the Great Oak, along with the rest of their Clan. Violetkit is amazed at the number of cats as she and Twigkit gaze around with curious eyes. As the Gathering begins, Rowanstar interrupts Mistystar and asks Bramblestar about the kits. Bramblestar does admit that Alderpaw went on a quest, and that he found the two kits just outside of the Clan territories. Rowanstar interjects, saying that actually Alderpaw and Needlepaw found the kits together. Mistystar and Onestar ask for more information about the quest, and Bramblestar gives an account of the quest. He mentions that they could be a part of the prophecy, which causes the cats in the clearing to start giving their own theories.
Meanwhile, Alderpaw checks on the kits, and notices that they are not troubled by the conversation going on. The Clan leaders continue to bicker about the kits, and Mistystar says that the prophecy was for all four Clans, not just ThunderClan. She says that's why he doesn't have a right to keep the kits. Bramblestar reluctantly agrees, saying that ShadowClan deserves one kit. Alderpaw looks down at the kits with horror. Violetkit asks him why everyone is angry, as Twigkit asks what is going on. Alderpaw reassures the kits with empty words, saying that the Clan leaders are always arguing. The kits are reassured, but Onestar protests that all the Clans should raise the kits, and the other leaders are dumbfounded. Onestar retreats farther back on his branch.
The cats in the clearing look at the two kits, and Twigkit and Violetkit shrink closer together as they crowd around them. Sparkpaw snaps at them to back away. Rowanstar approaches the kits after the Gathering is called to a close. Bramblestar tells him to choose a kit, and Rowanstar picks up Violetkit, promising that Violetkit will be well taken care of in ShadowClan. As he picks her up by her scruff, Violetkit begins to wail loudly. Twigkit attacks Rowanstar's leg, to no avail. Bramblestar snaps at Rowanstar to take her away quickly, as Alderpaw curls his tail protectively around Twigkit. Violetkit twists around, calling out her littermate's name miserably as she is carried out of sight.
Not long after, Alderpaw spots her on Needlepaw's back, before finally they are lost in the swarm of ShadowClan cats.

Thunder and Shadow

When Needlepaw takes Alderpaw to the ShadowClan nursery to visit Violetkit, she is pawing a tendril sticking out of the wall of the den. It is noted she looks very lonely, playing by herself. Alderpaw tells her he brought a present from her sister. Violetkit is confused, and asks if he meant Lionkit. Pinenose corrects her, saying that she wasn't her sister.
Alderpaw gives her a feather, saying it was from Twigkit. Violetkit then remembers finding a red one just like it when she was living in ThunderClan. She becomes very happy and pounces on it and washes it until it was soggy. After, she floods Alderpaw with questions about her sister. After he answers a few of her questions, Pinenose calls Violetkit over for her nap.
Violetkit complains, and after the two argue for a moment, Alderpaw tells her she should get some rest, and that he has to go home. Violetkit is disappointed, then asks if he will visit her soon. Alderpaw tells her he'll try, though she doesn't look like she believes him. She climbs into her nest, tail drooping.
Alderpaw sets the feather down beside her, and Violetkit wants him to tell Twigkit that she is going to be the best warrior ever. Alderpaw promises he will, and him and Needlepaw leave the den.
Violetkit is uncomfortable in her nest as she thinks of Ratscar talking about her. She knows she's supposed to be sad about Littlecloud, but she can't. She prods Pinenose awake and asks her if she really belongs in ShadowClan. Violetkit longs for Pinenose to pull her close as Lilyheart used to do.
Violetkit watches Grassheart's kits sleep wondering whether they think she didn't belong too. She tries not to remember when she was taken by Rowanstar away from her sister, Twigkit, hoping it's all a dream but realizing that it is a reality. To comfort her, she pulls out the red feather her sister had given her and breaths in her sister's scent while drifting to sleep.
Violetkit wakes when Pinenose orders Puddlekit to fetch Leafpool. Grassheart is kitting. Violetkit sinks deeper into her nest and flattens her ears to block out Grassheart's wailing. Violetkit watches Leafpool work until Leafpool sends her to the apprentices' den to sleep.
More Coming Soon

Shattered Sky

Violetpaw is first seen by Twigpaw during the first battle against Darktail and his rogues. The two sisters stare at each other, and it is noted that she's thinner and taller then before, with blood trickling from a scratch on one of her ears. Her eyes widen when Twigpaw asks if she's okay, but doesn't reply, and stays still for some heartbeats. As she opens her jaws to answer, Rain and Needletail appear, and begin to convince her that Twigpaw is the enemy. Rain rests his tail on Violetpaw's shoulders and growls that the rogues are her kin now. She glances desperately at Needletail, then Rain, and jumps at Twigpaw. She outstretches her claws to slash at her sister's shoulder, and eventually pins her down, her teeth bared. When Lionblaze attacks ferociously, she retreats, and Twigpaw stares after her, her heart broken as she thinks of how Violetpaw attacked her.
Violetpaw helps remove the ticks off of Oakfur. She wrinkles her nose against the smell of the mouse bile, and when Oakfur says young cats don't know about loyalty, she responds grimly that Darktail says they aren't ShadowClan anymore, but Kin. She glances around in alarm after the elder states he's always been ShadowClan, and wonders if anybody heard him. Ratscar mentions Snowbird's kits, and Violetpaw flinches, and thinks how she should be worrying about those kits, but instead her mind is constantly distracted by the look Twigpaw gave her when she attacked her. Violetpaw explains how Dawnpelt told her to help the elders when Needletail asks what she's doing, and she drops the twig with the mouse-bile. She apologizes to Oakfur and Ratscar, and follows Needletail from the den and over to the prey pile. Violetpaw takes a plump vole, and Thistle bounds up to her and tells her to give it over, and she is about to, when Needletail tells him off angrily. She worries about Twigpaw, and Needletail asks what's wrong, and Violetpaw quietly asks if she crippled her sister.
More Coming Soon

Darkest Night

Coming Soon


Interesting Facts

  • Kate imagines her as a "black-and-white cat", but not a "white cat with black splotches", and her vision for Violetshine changes each time. Kate says this changes because she views Violetshine as a personality or mood instead of a pelt style.[16]
  • Hawkwing does not favor Violetshine over Twigbranch, but instead just has more of an affinity with Violetshine.[17]


  • She was mistakenly called by her apprentice name before she had gotten it,[18] and her kit name after she had gotten her apprentice name.[19]

Character Pixels

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Pebbleshine:[20] Status Unknown


Hawkwing:[20] Living (As of Darkest Night)


Twigbranch:[2] Living (As of Darkest Night)

Foster Mothers:

Lilyheart:[21] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Pinenose:[22] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Foster Sisters:

Leafshade:[21] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Honeyfur:[21] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Lioneye:[22] Deceased, Unnamed Residence

Foster Brothers:

Larksong:[21] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Puddleshine:[22] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Slatefur:[22] Living (As of Tigerheart's Shadow)
Birchbark:[22] Deceased, Unnamed Residence


Parsleyseed:[23] Living (As of Hawkwing's Journey)
Duskpaw:[24] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Quailkit:[1] Living (As of Darkest Night)


Cloudmist:[25] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Blossomheart:[26] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Sunnykit:[1] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Pigeonkit:[1] Living (As of Darkest Night)


Cherrytail:[27] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Tinycloud:[23] Living (As of Darkest Night)


Sharpclaw:[27] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Sparrowpelt:[23] Living (As of Darkest Night)


Rockshade:[28] Status Unknown
Bouncefire:[28] Deceased, Residence Unknown


Sandynose:[29] Living (As of Darkest Night)


Birdwing:[29] Status Unknown
Honeytail:[29] Deceased, Residence Unknown


Clovertail:[28] Status Unknown
Jessamy:[30] Status Unknown

Great-Great Aunt:

Flower:[30] Status Unknown


Unnamed tom:[31] Status Unknown


Curlypaw:[32] Living (As of Hawkwing's Journey)
Snipkit:[32] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Fidgetpaw:[32] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Reedpaw:[33] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Finpaw:[33] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Dewpaw:[33] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Palepaw:[34] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Nectarpaw:[34] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Fringepaw:[34] Living (As of Darkest Night)
Gravelpaw:[34] Living (As of Darkest Night)

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Twigkit: "What's happening?"
Violetkit: "Yes, why is every cat angry?"
Alderpaw: "It's okay, little ones. Clan leaders are always arguing."
—Twigkit, Violetkit, and Alderpaw when the leaders argue The Apprentice's Quest, page chapter 24

Twigkit: "It's so nice here with our mother."
Leafkit: "She's not your mother! She's our mother, you came from a long way away—beyond the lake, even."
Lilyheart: "Don't worry little ones. I love you just as much as if I were your real mother."
Alderpaw: "That's right. All you need to know is that you're very special."
—Alderpaw and Lilyheart to Twigkit and Violetkit The Apprentice's Quest, page chapter 24

Violetpaw: "I know I'm not a Clan cat now, but I want to be. I've decided to come here. But I can always go to ThunderClan.”"
Rowanstar: "No."
Violetpaw: "Why?"
Rowanstar: "We need you here. Perhaps if you come back, the others will too."
Violetpaw: "That's their decision. Don't take me as bait to catch the others. Take me because you want a Clanmate."
—Violetpaw asking Rowanstar to be part of ShadowClan again Thunder and Shadow, page chapter 13

"Why did Clan cats have to call everyone names? Anger surged through her. Did no cat want her? She'd spent her life being passed around by other cats. First Alderpaw had taken her from her mother's nest. Then Rowanstar had snatched her from ThunderClan. Then Needletail had taken her to the rogues. This was the first time she'd had any choice in the matter, and she was choosing to join ShadowClan."
—Violetpaw Thunder and Shadow, pages 214-215

"I know now it was a mistake to stay with Darktail. I should have left along with Rowanstar when the rogues took over ShadowClan. But I...I wanted to stay with Needletail, and I knew she would never leave. I wanted to believe it would all turn out okay. Have you ever felt like that?"
—Violetpaw to Alderheart Shattered Sky, page 164

"I could never talk about Needletail happily. Not after what happened."
—Violetpaw's thoughts on Needletail Darkest Night, page 53

"You will! Some cats never get to leave the forest. You'll remember this journey forever, and you'll always be known as one of the cats who helped reunite SkyClan."
—Twigpaw to Violetpaw Darkest Night, page 88

"I will always save you if I can. I just wish I had been around to save your mother."
—Hawkwing to Violetpaw Darkest Night, page 93

Violetpaw: "Wait! Please wait! I can't lose you!"
Needletail: "I thought you wanted to lose me!"
—Needletail and Violetpaw Darkest Night, page 94

Violetpaw: "What happened to you? Are you dead?"
Needletail: "Of course I'm dead. Do you think Darktail had a change of heart after you got away?"
Violetpaw: "But there are not stars in your pelt..."
—Needletail and Violetpaw Darkest Night, pages 95-96

"Yes. But you and Hawkwing are more like Clan cats than Violetpaw. Sometimes she seems uncomfortable in her own fur and unsure of herself."
—Finpaw to Twigpaw about Violetpaw Darkest Night, page 108

"Needletail would always be more like kin to her than any cat."
—Narrator about Violetpaw and Needletail Darkest Night, page 133

Violetpaw: "Wait! Why do you wake me up to run away? I'm sorry I left! You told me to, remember? I wanted to save you! I just felt like there was nothing I could do. If I'd stay. Darktail would have killed me, and then he'd kill all our Clanmates. Did you want that? Are you angry with me? Is that why you keep appearing? Who is he?"
Needletail: "He's a cat I met many moons ago. I met him when I was alive. Now he's around every time I return."
Violetpaw: "Return? Return from where? Are you with StarClan?"
Needletail: "Do I look like I'm with StarClan?"
Violetpaw: "The Dark Forest?"
Needletail: "No. I don't know where I go. I only know that when I open my eyes, I'm near him."
Violetpaw: "Can he see you?"
Needletail: "Yes. He's the only one who can. Well, him and you."
Violetpaw: "Is he dead too?"
Needletail: "No. That's why I wanted to show him to you. I think he's important to the Clans. I think that's why I'm stuck here and why he's always near."
Violetpaw: "What can I do to help?"
Needletail: "Take him with you. Take him to the Clans."
Violetpaw: "Why?"
Needletail: "I don't know. All I know is that I can see him and I can see you. I think that I'm meant to make you two meet and that you're meant to take him to the Clans. If I help the Clans, then maybe I'll find StarClan."
Violetpaw: "I'll take him. Are you leaving?"
Needletail: "This is your quest now."
Violetpaw: "Don't go!"
Needletail: "Please."
—Needletail and Violetpaw about Tree Darkest Night, pages 238-240

Twigpaw: "I wanted to be with you and Violetshine. But ever since I came here, I've felt guilty for leaving ThunderClan. And I've missed them."
Violetshine: "You're abandoning me again!"
Twigpaw: "No, I'm not. I'm still your sister. Nothing will change that."
Violetshine: "You left me when we were in ShadowClan. And you're leaving me now. All for your previous ThunderClan! What's so special about them? They're just a bunch of meddling know-it-alls. Why do you want to be with them instead of me?"
Twigpaw: "I'll never be happy if I stay here."
Violetshine: "I don't care! I don't care if you're not happy! What about me? Why am I never allowed to be happy? I'm sorry. I just believed that everything was finally going to be the way I dreamed it would be."
Twigpaw: "I will always love you. And Hawkwing. And the time I've spent with you will always be a special memory."
Hawkwing: "Twigpaw is right. We will always be kin. We'll miss Twigpaw, but isn't it better to know she's found where she belongs rather than to live with her knowing she wishes she was somewhere else?"
Violetshine: "I just wish she wanted to be with us."
—Twigpaw, Violetshine, and Hawkwing Darkest Night, pages 288-289

Violetshine: "You're not angry with me anymore?"
Needletail: "I never was. You were the best friend I ever had. We will always be sisters."
—Needletail and Violetshine Darkest Night, page 301

References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, allegiances
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 267
  3. Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 276
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 177
  5. Revealed in Shattered Sky, allegiances
  6. Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 293
  7. Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 269
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 197
  9. 9.0 9.1 Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 212
  10. Revealed in Darkest Night, page 286
  11. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, pages 215-216
  12. Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 14
  13. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 31
  14. Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 279
  15. Revealed on Kate'sBlog
  16. Revealed on Kate's blog
  17. Revealed on Kate's blog
  18. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 157
  19. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 199
  20. 20.0 20.1 Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 198
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 278
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, allegiances
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 22
  24. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 11
  25. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 7
  26. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 33
  27. 27.0 27.1 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 21
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 279
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 Revealed in The Rescue, page 10
  30. 30.0 30.1 Revealed in the Warriors App
  31. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 280
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, allegiances
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 333
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 34.3 Revealed in Darkest Night, chapter 12