|I'm the Fastest Hare and there's nothing you can do. My legs are the longest legs of all the animals and I'm thin and narrow and I cut through the air. No one can catch me!|
|— The Fastest Hare taunting the Sky-Dogs and Wind-Dogs, in Sweet's Journey, page 41|
The Fastest Hare is the father of the hares, found in Sweet's legend of the Wind-Dogs. He is a trickster who prides himself on having the longest legs of all the animals. According to the tale, he enrages the Wind-Dogs and Sky-Dogs, causing the birth of the Swift-Dogs to curb his people's abuse of speed.
In the Novellas Arc
- Sweet mentions The Fastest Hare when she tells the tale of the Swift-Dogs' origins to the Wild Pack. After enraging the Wind-Dog Alpha by outracing her, the Sky-Dogs seek punishment for his trickery. Being the fastest animal, he outruns all the Sky-Dogs. To catch him, the Wind-Dog Alpha asks for the power of speed even greater than the Hare to be given to her.
- She catches The Fastest Hare, and in exchange for sparing his life, his people shall always run from her children: the Swift-Dogs.
In the Gathering Darkness arc
- When Sweet tells her Pack the story of the Wind-Dogs, she mentions that they sometimes hunt the Fastest Hare, and mischievous creature who once tried to trick them, and whose family must now run from the swift-dogs forever.
- According to Callie, the Swift-Dogs had to chase dead hares in their races. This might be referred to the legend, where the Swift-Dogs had to chase The Fastest Hare's children.