Current deputy of DriftClan.
“I hope you didn’t hear too many bad things about me. That would be a shame, since they’re all totally not true...” — Batchaser to Petrelfrost in SleetClan’s camp.
Solid black tom with blue eyes, a nicked ear, and a dead left paw. Average height with a long, winding tail and sharp fangs.
Roleplayed and owned by Painteh.
Batchaser is a very complex cat. To those that don’t know him, he’s probably looked to be a very cold, cocky, and disinterested tom that seems to hate everyone and everything he comes into contact with. He’s not always open to meeting new cats and usually dislikes those from other Clans (specifically EclipseClan). He has a hard time always controlling his emotions so sometimes his anger or sadness can get a little out of paw. However, on his good days, Batchaser can be a jokey and charming guy that actually enjoys making friends and conversing with others. This is....pretty rare, though. He likes ticking off kitties and seeing how far he can push cats, and it usually ends up with him almost getting his face clawed off. Batchaser doesn’t like hierarchy even though he’s deputy, and doesn’t care about respecting higher ranks—he pretty much treats almost everyone the same. He doesn’t get intimidated, just annoyed, and finds talk about him to circle quite quickly. This is why he’s so smooth with the whole lying thing (even if he’s sometimes a little sarcastic about it) and has made it to where he doesn’t get affected by other cat’s words. Who knows if this is a good thing or a bad thing, but change is something Batchaser doesn’t know well.
Father: Cedartuft (deceased)
Mother: Finchcall (deceased)
Sister: Aspenpaw (deceased)
Former Mate: Lynxbite (deceased)
Adopted Kits: Howlingkit, Wanderkit
Apprentice: Fidgetpaw (former)
Preceded By: Sunshower
Succeeded By: None
Cedartuft of DriftClan and Finchcall of EclipseClan were two lonesome warriors who met during a gathering one night. After immediately hitting it off, they began to secretly meet on their border and soon found they both loved each other equally. When Finchcall found out she was pregnant with kits, she begged Cedartuft to let her join DriftClan--wary of his reputation, Cedartuft reluctantly agreed. His fears came to life when most of the Clan shunned he and his mate, which caused a rift of tension between Cedar and Finch. Eventually, Finchcall gave birth to two healthy kittens--Batkit, a pure black tom with blue eyes, and Aspenkit, a pure black she-cat with amber eyes.
Batkit and Aspenkit grew up in a heavily sheltered nursery. They began to be allowed to leave the den after three moons, and immediately started pulling pranks when they could truly breathe fresh air. Aspenkit usually led their shenanigans, and Batkit was a close follower to her ideas. Aspenkit was often clawed by Cedartuft because of her mischievous behavior. The two, unaware of their half-Clan ties, were looked down upon by many Clanmates. After they were both held back, their father became increasingly abusive, which led to a very heavy family tension.
Batkit and Aspenkit were eventually named apprentices after two late moons. Batpaw was given Bearmask as a mentor, while Aspenpaw was given Pinestorm as a mentor. Lynxpaw and Gatorpaw were also apprentices alongside them.
Life was normal during the first moon until Aspenpaw started to push Batpaw away. Hurt and confused, he began to take his anger out on her, trying to beg and force her to tell him what was wrong. Batpaw eventually tried to focus on his apprenticeship rather than Aspenpaw, struggling to gain the trust of Bearmask. After another two moons, he became increasingly worried for his sister's mental and physical health. After a fight between the siblings, Aspenpaw revealing their parents' pasts, she committed suicide.
Batpaw became very closed off after this incident. He came to be a punching bag for Cedartuft, while Finchcall deteriorated in health. After his mother died, Batpaw lashed out at any cat that even attempted to speak to him, often yelling at the skies for some type of confirmation that his life would turn out better. When his cries to the lonesome nights weren't answered, Batpaw lost faith in LightClan.
Batpaw was eventually announced as a warrior--his new name was Batchaser. He was seen as a very cold and unfriendly tom, and his sharp tongue and verbally abusive statements didn't help. When his father died of old age, Batchaser closed every Clanmate off completely. Lynxbite, who had been a fellow apprentice beside him, tried to see through his mask and push herself into his life. Batchaser wasn't fond of the idea, but allowed the she-cat through his mental barriers. She saw who he really was, and Batchaser grew quite fond of her. They became mates soon after.
Batchaser was happy with his new relationship for several moons. He, however, began to lose faith when Lynxbite started to take her own struggles out on him. He was scratched several times, which brought him flashbacks to his apprenticeship. Batchaser was shocked to find out she was expecting his kits, and grew increasingly angrier with her and his life. After failing to hurl himself off a cliff, he argued with Lynxbite until they split as a couple. She stalked down the mountain and was killed after being carried off by a hawk. Knowing he'd lost his mate and kits, Batchaser grew heavily depressed and suicidal. He was able to make it through and met Sunshower, who became his best friend and love interest. Here he is now, and even while he deals with his past emotions, he's been able to grow into a better Clanmate and a better cat overall...