"I must have ice in my veins to do what I just did. I expect the ice to melt...but it doesn't. It just gets colder and colder...and I welcome it."

—Scourge in The Rise of Scourge, page 71


BloodClan, Rogue (formerly), Kittypet (formerly)
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Scourge is a black tom with one white paw,[1] pale icy-blue eyes,[2] glossy fur,[3] and a torn left ear.[4] He has a purple[5] collar studded with teeth from dogs and cats,[6] and claws reinforced with dogs' teeth.[7]


His mother was Quince and his father was Jake. He had two litter-mates named Socks and Ruby. They picked on him often and wouldn't play with him. His mother, Quince, would tell them to stop, though Ruby and Socks were still terrible to him.

One day, tired of being made fun of, Tiny explored the forest and ran into Tigerpaw, Bluefur and Thistleclaw. Tigerpaw attacked him and almost killed him, but Bluefur stopped him.

Tiny ran away back to his twoleg house. Ruby told him that kittens who aren't liked get thrown into the river. Tiny got scared after the housefolk didn't seem to like him and he worried that he would get thrown into the river.


Tiny fled to the city where he met a gang of alley cats. They made fun of his collar so he tried to remove it with a dog's tooth. He got it stuck in his collar instead, and was unable to remove it.

A few cats asked him how he got it, and he said he killed a dog and took it. A black-and-white tom (Bone) came to ask him to get rid of a dog that was guarding all the food.

Tiny decided to help but got scared when he saw the size of the dog. When he went to attack it, the dog saw his shadow and ran away.

Tiny then looked like he scared the dog away and Bone and other cats followed him to become BloodClan.


He formed BloodClan and became the leader. He called himself Scourge because his mother told him that the wild cats of the forest were the scourge of all cats.

Tigerstar, the leader of ShadowClan came to BloodClan to tell Scourge he has other enemies in the forest and will offer a portion of his Clan to him.

When he agreed he was lead to the forest where he met Firestar and told him everything about Tigerstar and how his plan failed with the dogs. Scourge says that he knew of Tigerstar's plan with the dog rampage, although he didn't know it had failed. Tigerstar says that it does not matter and Scourge will still get his part of the land, Scourge is unconvinced and refuses to battle. Tigerstar is furious and attacks Scourge.

Tigerstar's died by Scourge's dog teeth claws and the wound was so terrible that his nine lives were gone in one blow.

Firestar told him he could hunt in the forest before he returned to twolegplace, Scourge refused and Firestar told him he had three days to decide to leave or to fight. Three days later, Scourge was ready to battle with Firestar.

Thanks to the power of StarClan and nine lives, Firestar returned from the dead and killed Scourge with a bite to the neck. BloodClan, left with no leader or deputy, was no more.


  • Scourge does not walk in the Dark Forest, because he does not believe in StarClan.[8]
  • Scourge hated the dog teeth that studded his collar. They smelled awful and pressed on his throat, making swallowing difficult. But he put up with the discomfort because he knew it made him look more fearsome.[9]
  • Vicky thinks that Scourge didn't kill Jake.[10]


Mother: Quince

Father: Jake

Brother: Socks

Sister: Ruby

Half-Brother: Firestar

Half-Sister: Princess

Half-Siblings: Unnamed kits

Half-Nieces: Leafpool, Squirrelflight

Half-Nephew: Cloudtail

Half-Nephews/Nieces: Four unnamed kits

Half-Grandnephews: Jayfeather, Lionblaze, Dewnose, Snowbush, Alderheart, Juniperkit

Half-Grandnieces: Hollyleaf, Ambermoon, Whitewing, Sparkpelt, Dandelionkit

Half-Great Grandnieces: Hollytuft, Sorrelstripe, Dovewing, Ivypool, Leafshade, Honeyfur

Half-Great Grandnephews: Fernsong, Larksong

Half-Grandnieces/Grandnephews: Two unnamed kits

Refrences and Citations

  1. Revealed in The Darkest Hour
  2. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 5
  3. Revealed in Spottedleaf's Heart, chapter 4
  4. Revealed in A Clan in Need, page 10
  5. Revealed on Kate's blog
  6. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, pages 228-229
  7. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 233
  8. Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 3
  9. Revealed in the Warriors App
  10. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook