Violet was a doe who came from Sandleford with Hazel, Fiver, Bigwig, and the other rabbits. She only appeared in the film.

Death and LegacyEdit

Tragically, she was the only hlessi in the group that never reached Watership Down. She heads out from under the hedge to eat, but is swiftly killed by a hawk. Fiver was the only witness of her death. We do not actually see her death, as the screen blacks out when the hawk strikes.

She was the only female rabbit to evade the Owsla with Hazel, so her death was a serious blow for any hopes of a future life. Upon arriving at Watership Down, Hazel soon began to consider how to find does for the warren, since the males would otherwise die off alone.


  • She is the only character in the entire franchise to have only appeared in the film.
  • Violet's name was even known only when Fiver said "Violet's gone."

Violet's death

Fiver telling the others about Violet's death

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