Top Ten Moments from the Warriors Book Series

Hello, I'm a huge fan of Warriors (Cat Novel Series). I've pretty much read the entire original series. I'm probably one of the few who knows everything that happened in the series. So without further ado, here's the official Top Ten Iconic Moments of the Original Warriors Novel Series!

The Top Ten Moments from the Warriors Book Series

Firestar vs Scourge (The Darkest Hour)

This part is such an important turning point. Only fire can save the clan!

The original ending of Warriors was designed well for a final book. The greatest warrior, and protagonist, verses an evil cat that took down the main villian without any trouble. It makes the reader worry for the protag. The fact that it was won not by strength, but by spirituality also fits well with the mood of that arc. It is also deservingly popular.

After Tigerstar's Death, the iconic final battle between Lionclan and Bloodclan took place in the final arc. The legendary fight between Firestar and Scourge also took place. Therefore, there is a huge reason why this is number ONE. When these two unscathed claws and did battle, it was complete magic. In fact, when I read this book, I actually read it in the course of one day, that's how epic the final arc was. This is also number one because tragically, both leaders never knew that they were both half-brothers, since they had the same father.

This battle would cement the legacy of both Firestar and Scourge as the battle was completely fierce and deadly to the bitter end. Firestar would lose his first life in this fight, which would sadly be Scourge's undoing. The original series would end With Firestar standing tall as the victor and hero of the forest. - Suicunejai

This part is VERY important. Or else. Firestar wouln't be a very special cat. He would be a stupid, normal, leader, like Pinestar.

Now here is a list of the most important warrior cats:

1. Firestar
2. Shadowsight
3. The Three
4. Thunderstar
5. Bluestar
6. Hawkfrost


Bluestar's Sacrifice (A Dangerous Path)

For me, it was the most epic scene in the series. That may just be how it played out in my head though. Nevertheless, it is still a memorable and iconic scene. I was happy that the authors gave her a noble death instead of just killing her off when she lost her leading ability and faith. It was like revisiting the character she was when I first met her.
"I will not let you destroy my clan! "
- Bluestar

Bluestar death is so sad. She's crazy in this book, but she sacrifices herself to save Firestar. She's so amazing. - Pebblepaw

Bluestar is perhaps one of the series most lovable characters. Her whole life has been filled with many tragedies as she lost her mother and sister, mated with a Riverclan Warrior named Oakheart, and lost one of her kits. As Thunderclan leader, she was tasked on looking after her clan. However, after Tigerclaw's betrayal, she became horribly paranoid, and lost trust in her clanmates, including Fireheart. During the 5th arc, Thunderclan was attacked by a pack of bloodthirsty dogs, thanks to Tigerstar. Bluestar, in a brave attempt, saves her clan by pushing the dogs into the river, sacrificing herself in the process as she fell with them.

This moment is very intense as Bluestar would lose her final life in the process, showing a devastating scene where she dies right in front of her kits, Stonefur and Mistyfoot. Bluestar would too kind and courageous to actually die in this manner, so many readers were probably devastated. - Suicunejai

It was like the most epic moment of all! - TheGrayDude55

Tigerstar's Death (The Darkest Hour)

I didn't like this- he killed and conquered everything, then was just dead

This is a horrible and gory scene but also kind of a relief.Boo Tigerstar!

Lol this was great everyone underestimates scourge until bam

Why did Firestar thank Tigerstar when he died. I can't help but agree with the people in the books that say he's to soft hearted. - Pebblepaw

Oakfur Flirts With Bluestar On Her Boundary

This is so cool! The beginning of a terrible time for Bluestar, but I really like this bit.

ADORABLE AGHH they were SO CUTE and bluestar tried to hide her being flattered and intriuged by covering it up with hostilty and then she eventually fell for him this ships is AWESOME

Oakfur? You mean Oakheart. - DragonFire1o

Oakfur is so cool! - Pebblepaw

"Fire Alone Can Save Our Clan" (Into the Wild)

It is iconic because every fan knows it and it was the prophecy in the prologue of the FIRST book! This scene set everything up and is referenced throughout the later books in the series. What more needs to be said about this scene?

Boi, I love this. Maybe not my favorite moment ever, but it's really magical. The beginning of it all, you know? I think it would be so cool if they made a Warriors movie and had that part in the beginning. I really loved this part, but I could just be happy and nostalgic...

This is how it started, how many people have picked up the first book read these lines, and been drawn in it is the start it is beautiful

This moment is warriors

Silverstream Saves Graystripe

I've always liked this moment, even though Graystripe and Silverstream isn't my " BEST COUPLE EVER" like some people would say. This was a good way to start the subplot of Graystripe and Silverstream's relationship.

Same but her death was sad. - Warriorlover15

That was so epic

"What are you doing on our territory? "
Heheh - Pebblepaw

Yellowfang's Last Words

it was so sad,I LOVED the relationship yellowfang had with fireheart it was so cute and then next thing you know shes dead, Iits SO SADDD and especially how fireheart grieves as if he lost his own mother

Yellowfang was such an amazing character, she added so much depth to the story

So sweet. I loved Yellowfang. When I read Warriors, I picture it in my head like a computer-animated movie (like How to Train Your Dragon, or other movies like that). With some dramatic, sad, or basically emotional moments, I play music in my head. I do a lot of How to Train Your Dragon soundtracks for dramatic moments, and for after some character's deaths, I play that music from How to Train Your Dragon 2 when they shot the ship with flaming arrows, after Stoick's death. Awesome, but perfect for a look of triumph, even though sad. Anyone else do that?

Like this if you cried ;-; - Silverfire

Firepaw Looks Into Spottedleaf's Eyes

Firestarxspottedleaf is so overrated- they hardly spoke when she was alive

I though I saw the end of the world in her eyes... "I love you Spottedleaf! - TheGrayDude55

Looks like there's romance

Goodbye my dear spottedleaf-firepaw - Warriorlover15

Feathertail Falls to Save the Tribe from Sharptooth

Feathertail was great and I'm pleased that Crowfeather named himself after her but this part made me cry. It was the second Warrior Cats book I read, so I was only just understanding how cats do die in these books.

I love this part! Crowfeather did not deserve Feathertail she was such an amazing cat

I say this a lot, "Crowfeather never deserved Feathertail".= - Pebblepaw

It was so epic! - TheGrayDude55

Swiftpaw Dies for Brightheart

I never new that Swiftpaw actually saved Brightheart but now I do and It's SO SWEET! Ugh, I hate how Bluestar named Brightheart lostface

So sad she has the scar to prove it on her eye she lost her eye! - Warriorlover15

My 2nd favorite character I almost cried

My sister told me Swiftpaw became Swiftbreeze... And you know what, I believed that! And so I died the day I got to that chapter. - TheGrayDude55

The Contenders

Stonefur's Death (A Dangerous Path)

Horrible way to die

Um hello! Stone fur died in the darkest hour! I know people get mixed up on that but please check it over! I have to agree though, this moment made me cry. Just the fact that all the pressure on graystripe while he's worried about his kits and stonefur has to kill them and he refuses and the battle and then more cats join in is probably the main cause of pure depression. But hey, at least its not that long before blue stars son is reunited with his mom again in Starclan.

He didn't deserve to die, he was too amazing and he stood up for Stormfur and Feathertail. I cried so much when he died, he'll always be my favorite!

This scene made me cry, no one bothered to acknowledge his death, he just died without anyone there. He died. That same small kit, the one who was born of Bluestar the mighty leader, who thought journeying in a blizzard was a game, the one whose sister died, the one who proved his loyalty and became deputy, the one who died to save the youth of his Clan, the one who now rests with his mother and sister, the one who now watches over his dear sister, the one I'll never forget...

Graystripe and Silverstream (Fire and Ice, Forest of Secrets)

Such a romantic couple... - TheGrayDude55

This moment is on the list of the forbidden love between Thunderclan warrior, Graystripe and Riverclan Warrior, Silverstream. Reader would probably feel warmth in their as these two was together. This would start when Silverstream saves Graystripe from drowning. Ever since then, the gray warrior was captivated by her. They would soon mate during the 2nd arc. This caught a riff between Fireheart and Graystripe, however it passed.

During the 3rd arc, tragedy would strike when Silverstream would die during kitting. This would be a very tragic moment, but also remembered as these two would love each other to the very end. - Suicunejai

Wahh! Why did she have to die? - AnonymousChick

Honeyfern Dies from Snake

Leafpool couldn't have saved her, whatever people say. Still it was SO sad that she had to die! Poor Sorreltail and Brackenfur. Two of their kits die, one breaks a leg, and the last nearly dies of greencough.

It was such a sudden when she died. She was talking to Berrynose, and the next moment we see her, she died saving Briarkit.

This happened so fast I had to read it again when I did I cried so hard

This was so sad, she was just chilling with the crew when she died ;-; - Silverfire

Crowfeather Saves Leafpool from Falling Off Cliff

Oh my this was so emotional! This part made me actually cry when I read it for a second time because I knew that they would separate in the end. Love was not strong enough for them. This is my favourite part in all the books - I memorised it in memory of Leafpool when she died in Squirrelflight's Hope.

This scene was great, but it sometimes made me doubt if Crowfeather ever really loved Leafpool. Because it was pretty clear he was thinking about Feathertail when he saved Leafpool... - Featherstream

Crowfeather is a very confusing character. I never know if I should feel mad at him, or if I should feel bad for him. Did he save her cause he loved her or cause he didn’t save Feathertail? Either way I reread this part twice

Always be mates with the one that saves you from you death. It works! - TheGrayDude55

Tigerclaw's Demons (Forest of Secrets, Rising Storm)

This basically sets up the whole end to the series.

If you read this series, then you should probably know who Tigerclaw is and should know that he is NOT is good person. He is a ambitious-driven, power hungry warrior who just wants to become leader. To do so, he managed to kill Thunderclan's deputy, Redtail. Fireheart was on to him however. He would thwart his plans to kill Bluestar, and they would have their first battle against each other. Tigerclaw would then be exiled afterwards. This happens in the 3rd arc, by the way.

During the 4th arc, Tigerclaw was allied with rouges and they've crossed paths with Thunderclan patrol. Although it was off-screen or off-page, Tigerclaw completely snapped and brutally killed Runningwind, leading to Whitethroat's death and another fight between Fireheart and Tigerclaw. - Suicunejai

Forest Fire (Rising Storm)

Yellowfang was a great cat, and it was so sweet when Yellowfang was spending her last moments with Fireheart. I couldn't help but smile

How will a fire save the clan? - TheGrayDude55

Remember the awful forest fire that happened to Thunderclan in the 4th arc of the series. This moment would see the near destruction of the clan and the death of Yellowfang, former Shadowclan medicine cat, and Thunderclan's current one at the time. She's been through a lot as her son was none other than Brokentail, One of the series first antagonists and former deadly Shadowclan leader. Yellowfang rid herself of him the last arc for his crimes, however, when her and Fireheart went to save other cats during the fire. She was trapped along with Halftail.

This moment is kinda heartwrenching, since Fireheart was forced to leave Yellowfang and Halftail behind. When he returned, Halftail was dead and Yellowfang was dying with her last breath, Fireheart would be devastated and Yellowfang would die from smoke inhalation. - Suicunejai

What's funny is that when the prophecy "Fire will save the Clan" is said, Yellowfang, Halftail and another elder dies.
Then when they say "You will find the spark that remains", Duskpaw dies.
What is it? When a prophecy involves fire, cats die of a fire? Lol. :3 Fox the Rogue
P.S. I'm not saying those deaths were funny, they were sad. :,(

The Fire Scene (Long Shadows)

I was so shocked when Squirrelflight revealed her secret! So not expecting that.

Such a powerful scene and a pivotal moment for the plot twist. At this point in the series, I think everyone was suspecting that the three were not SquirrelxBramble and to see that secret come out was both satisfying and heart wrenching. It also shows how fiercely loyal Squirreflight is to have adopted the kits and kept the secret for so long.

How is this not farther up the list!

This was SUPER dramatic!

Needletail's Sacrifice (Shattered Sky)

Oh poor Needletail poor Violetshine and then she didn't even get to StarClan straight off!

I love Needletail! She saved Violetshine! - Featherstream

I like Needletail so much... It was especially sad for Violetpaw. Or Violentshine... - TheGrayDude55

I love Needletail, she was so loyal to Violetpaw

Fireheart Meets Princess (Fire and Ice)

This is in the 2nd arc of the series. Fireheart had just became a warrior in the last arc, he would also receive an apprentice named Cinderpaw, who would then be injured and destined never to become a warrior. Fireheart would come to meet his littermate and sister, Princess. Fireheart would keep visiting her throughout his clan duties. When Cinderpaw is hit by a monster (car), Princess had noticed Tigerclaw because of it, helping Fireheart figure him out. One moment that puts this on the list would be when Princess gives Cloudkit to Fireheart to raise him in Thunderclan.

Princess's strong will would be inside Fireheart and Cloudpaw throughout the entire series as her kindness, warmth, and positivity can hit the hearts of many who reads the series. - Suicunejai

"Oh hey your my sister right? What if I just went to the lake and could never see you again? "
"wouldn't care." - TheGrayDude55

Cinderpelt Protecting Sorreltail

I think just the whole thing about Cinderpelt being Cinderheart should be #1 or at least up there... I always get so happy. You should search up Cinderpelt Blame MAP, it’s really good.



Rusty Leaves to Join Thunderclan

This is a farewell moment... Not epic. - TheGrayDude55

Poor smudge - Warriorlover15

Rusty Becomes Firepaw (Into the Wild)

Technically, Firepaw is/was a very generic character. He was adventurous, journeyed to where he was not supposed to go, a cat finds him there, and, against the rules, lets him join them. This cat then becomes the hero. As I said GENERIC!

And now, you who just happened to join us at 6 moons, will become Firepaw! - TheGrayDude55


This is what I'm starting with as this is at the beginning of the series. After the battle between Thunderclan and Riverclan. A kittypet named Rusty decided to take a curious troll of fate in the forest as he would then meet Graypaw. Then soon after he would be face-to-face with the Thunderclan leader herself, Bluestar. She would give Rusty the opportunity to become a warrior, which he reluctantly agrees to. He is brought into the clan as a kittypet, and proves himself in a classic bout against Longtail.

I would consider this classic moment as Rusty would leave the life of a kittypet to survive as a respectable warrior. This would be introducing Rusty as he becomes Firepaw, therefore he legacy had begun. - Suicunejai

Skyclan Helping the Little Twoleg Kit

Kittywarriors did it - Joyscar

Yes I rearead this so many times

Yes this is my favorite part of the book! I searched for this part to reread again and again

The Littlest Warrior (Code of the Clans)

Badgerfang is so adorable and brave. I love you Badgerfang! Die,Brokenstar,die!

I love you Badgerfang! He is so adorable and brave.Die,Brokenstar,die!

I was crying like a baby at Badgerfang's death. This is one of the most popular Field Guide stories, and though it is short, it provokes many people to get depressed over it, or at least make excuses about someone in the next room cutting onions.

Spiresights Sacrifice for Pouncekit

It was in Tigerhearts Shadow and Shadowpaw became Shadowsight

This almost made me cry...

What book is this from?


Hollyleaf's Big Moment of Truth

Do you mean the "You think you know me" Gathering scene? If yes then I loved it so much I learnt it by heart. :D

You'd know what I'm talking about if you read Long Shadows/Sunrise in Power of Three. I'm surprised that most of the items are from The Prophecies Begin/The New Prophecy.

aghh the scene was SO intense, LOVED every moment of it

Firestar’s Death

So far, in my opinion, he was the best leader. He truly earned his place in Star Clan.

I was devistated he was an amazing leader😢

Hollyleaf's Death (The Last Hope)

This death is so sad, and perhaps the big point of the great battle. It was tragic and I cried for like 2 hours, but it was worth it. Hollyleaf should have gotten more time, though it IS an amazing scene when she finally forgives Leafpool.

ok this was SO SAD. like I was sad in the beginning but then when fallen leaves entered the picture and started greiving for his lost love I BURSTED INTO TEARS, I shipped fallen and holly SO HARD and when he came with his mother and saw her dead I couldn't control myself. at least they are mates now in starclan :D

Hollyleaf is a hero, Ivypool and Hollyleaf will be best friends in StarClan for SURE (I hope) - Silverfire

Spottedleaf's Second Death

I know, Spottedleaf is hated by half the fandom, but I love her.This part made me cry. R.I.P Spottedleaf!

I haven't read it yet, but I know it was to save Sandstorm or somehting. and in the 'ultimate guiude to the cats of the CLans' or smthng book, it was like, "Spottedleaf gave up her exsistance in StarClan to save Sandstorm. Her last gift to her dear Firestar."

I cried my eyes out. Her last words to Firestar was heart wrenching. “Please don’t go. You promised you’ll welcome me in StarClan.” “That was never meant to happen, my love. I cannot journey with you anymore, I’m so sorry.” - Featherstream

Cloudtail Joins Thunderclan

Ehh, wow, good job fireheart you spawned a mini devil.

Firestar's Injury

It was amazing,- I hate hawkfrost

Hawkfrost injures fire stars neck in a fox trap, and brambleclaw kills his own brother to save his leader. What a powerful, scene!

Hollyleaf Helps the Fox Cub

AGHH IT WAS SO CUTE! ESPECIALLY when fallen leaves starts teasing her about it, I ship fallen x holly SO HARD so it was hilarious to see holly taking a liking to the fox then getting teased about it, also I thought it was hilarious when holly sees the fox cub again and calls him "handsome"

I was so mad when the fox attacked her later on...IT WAS SO SWEET AND AWESOME AND YEAH. - DragonFire1o

Why isn't this already on the list!? This scene was so sweet!

this is soo cute it's so sweet

The 4-clan Battle in Eclipse

Hi. Is this where you can chat with Erin Hunter?

"A battle occurs in the ThunderClan camp. The raiding party from WindClan is led by Onestar, leading Lionpaw to think that this was not just ordinary battle - it was war. Onestar protests against Firestar taking in too many kittypets and loners and helping the Clans over and over. Onestar states that they are warriors, and then they leave. Firestar is outraged and sends patrols to make sure they left, but WindClan didn't. Cloudtail finds out that they have split into three patrols and have spread across the territory, and they used the tunnels to attack. After Firestar sends patrols to meet the WindClan warriors, RiverClan joins the battle as well, on WindClan's side. Brambleclaw sends Hollypaw to ask for help from ShadowClan, and she gains it. Blackstar sends cats from ShadowClan to come to ThunderClan's aid, and eventually, all four Clans are fighting on ThunderClan's territory."

Brambleclaw Being Named Leader

Death to Squirrelflight!

Bramble is good I hope squirrel doesn’t become leader

Go brambleclaw. I hope squirrelflight, one of my least favorite characters doesn’t get her leadership. I was shackled as hell when brambleclaw chose her as deputy. I hope she dies. I’m sorry squirrelflight fans but I hate her.

I love Bramblestar as he is one of my most favourite leaders and characters (my favourite leader is Tallstar)! Him being named leader can teach people a valuable lesson. No matter where you or who you came from you can still meet other people's standards and they should always respect your choices, opinion, actions and especially you.
Stay tuff my tabby Tom <3

The Great Battle
Ravenpaw Tricks Jaggedtooh to Go Away from the Hole

It was so funny when Ravenpaw tricked Jaggedtooth. He was such a fool.😂

I love this. The cats adventuring like they are young. It’s amazing - Mousefurdancin

Hollyleaf Returns

it was both sad and cute it was really sad for me because she had to leave fallen leaves I swear I almost cried when she left the tunnels, leaving her lost love alone and trapped in the dark, but it was also cute to see her return to leafpool and squirrelflight and jay and lion, also bramble sticking up for her was TRUE parenting right there!

Huge Battle In Eclipse

This was one of my favourite battles in the whole warriors series. - DragonFire1o

This battle lasted a few chapters, it was so long! Probably one of the most intense moments in the whole series.

The Dog Attack (A Dangerous Path)
Yellowfang is Driven Out of Shadowclan (Yellowfang's Secret)

I can't believe it! So, this is what happens, Bright flowers two kits go missing, Yellowfang helps look for them out side of camp she smelled fox she found two limp bodies, that were the kits bleeding they were dead she brings them back to camp every one blames Yellowfang for the death of Marrigold kit and mintkit

This is an iconic scene even if you haven't read the book. Yellowfang is an awesome character, and she is betrayed (in a sense) in this scene by her leader and even her own mother. It was interesting to watch how Yellowfang reacted in a great warrior cats scene.

Graystripe Returning to the Clans (The Sight)

The moment Firestar yelled 'Graystripe' at the end of Chapter 10, made my heart skip a beat! Truly one of the happiest moments, don't you agree?
Firestar is one of the greatest characters, maybe you don't think so, but it made me so content to see him happy when he got re-united with the friend he has known for so many seasons!

Bluestars Sickness

She names lost face cat like Brightheart! She stoped to believe in starclan. It is a great moment in my opinion

Snowkits Death
Cinderpelt's Death (Twilight)

Cinderpelt deserved what she getted- reaincarnation

Spottedleaf Dying
Leafstar Confesses to Billystorm (Skyclan’s Destiny)
Firestar Becomes Leader

Finnaly someone better, stronger and smarter than Bluestar.
Hunters save the new leader!

A lovely described scene

The Cats Find the Sun Drown Place

A beautiful scene, with lovely details. I felt likeI was there in the salty spray of the sea.

Bright Stream's Death (The Sun Trail)

This is a sad and well worked out scene that plays an impact on the entire book. Not worthy of #1, but still pretty close.

Scourge is Attacked by Tigerpaw (Rise of Scourge)

I'm gonna kill him but scourge did - Warriorlover15

This is a great scene that shows how much Tigerstar played an impact on the Clans. It shows that Scourge definitely has his reasons, if you listen to his side of the story.
(but most of the fandom does considering half of them are Scourge fangirls)

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