"Just because I'm a kittypet doesn't mean I don't have dreams of something else. I don't want to spend my whole life in the wild, but I'd like to explore beyond the fences, see how other cats live. I know every pawstep of the house-folk place and I'd like to go farther."

—Jake to Talltail in Tallstar's Revenge, page 335


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Jake is a ginger tom[1] with soft,[2] thick,[3] silky fur,[4] a flame-colored pelt,[5] pale[6] leaf[5]-green eyes,[7] and a long-healed nick in one ear.[8]


Jake is the father of Rusty, Princess, Tiny, Ruby, and Socks. His mates were Quince and Nutmeg. Jake is seen in Bluestar's Prophecy as a tom with a ginger pelt, but he has a minor role. In The Rise of Scourge, Quince talks to a framed picture of him, saying none of their kits (then), Tiny, Ruby, and Socks, have his ginger coat. Jake does not appear in the story. Pinestar goes to live with Jake when clan life gets rough in Bluestar's Prophecy.

In Pinestar's Choice, Jake is first seen with his mother, Crystal. When Pinepaw is sent to attack any nearby kittypets, he finds Crystal and her kits hiding from the Clan cats. Seeing Jake and his littermates, Pinepaw tells Crystal that he'd make sure her kits are safe. Crystal is relieved, and she carefully takes her kits to hide somewhere safer.


  • Vicky confirmed that Jake was Firestar's father. This was suspected for a long time by the fandom, taking in account Jake's pelt color, interest in the forest, and the fact that he was seen near a gray she-cat, who could have been Quince.[9] This is backed up within the storyline of Tallstar's Revenge, directly stating that Jake is Firestar's father.[10]
    • Moreover, Jake is also the father of Scourge, making Scourge and Firestar half-brothers.[11]
  • On her Facebook page, Vicky stated that Jake was killed when he was struck by a meteorite while sitting on a fence.[12] However, she later clarified that it was indeed a joke.[13]
  • Kate thinks Tallstar goes out of StarClan to visit Jake.[14]
  • He is noted to look exactly like his son, Firestar.[10]
  • Tallstar's heart always belonged to "his Jake".[15]
  • Inside Kate's head, she sees Tallstar and Jake as mates. However, inside the publisher's head, they are "Good Friends".[16]
    • Vicky has also said that as far as she's concerned, Jake and Tallstar were in love.[17]
  • Vicky doesn't think that Jake was killed by Scourge.[18]


Mother: Crystal

Father: Mocha

Siblings: Ferris, Whiskers

Mates: Quince, Nutmeg

Daughters: Princess, Ruby

Sons: Firestar, Socks, Scourge

Kits: Unnamed kits

Grandson: Cloudtail

Granddaughters: Squirrelflight, Leafpool

Great-Granddaughters: Hollyleaf, Whitewing, Ambermoon, Sparkpelt and Dandelionkit

Great-Grandsons: Lionblaze, Jayfeather, SnowbushDewnose, Alderheart and Juniperkit

Great-Great-Granddaughters: Dovewing, Ivypool, Hollytuft, Sorrelstripe, Leafshade and Honeyfur

Great-Great-Grandsons: Fernsong, Larksong

References and Citations

  1. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 196
  2. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 338
  3. Revealed in Pinestar's Choice, chapter 5
  4. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 357
  5. 5.0 5.1 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 509
  6. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 384
  7. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 314
  8. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 375
  9. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook Page
  10. 10.0 10.1 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 512
  11. Revealed in The Rise of Scourge, page 3
  12. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook Page
  13. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook Page
  14. Revealed on Kate's official Blog
  15. Revealed on Kate's blog
  16. Revealed on Kate's blog
  17. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  18. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook