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

1 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.

Honestly firestar is godly

Lol scourge was so shocked when fire star came back to life.

2 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

3 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

4 Oakfur Flirts With Bluestar On Her Boundary

Oakfur? You mean Oakheart. - DragonFire1o

OAkFur x BlUesTaR iS mY oTp - Silverfire

Oakfur is so cool! - Pebblepaw


5 "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

6 Yellowfang's Last Words

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

7 Silverstream Saves Graystripe

Same but her death was sad. - Warriorlover15

That was so epic

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

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.

8 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

9 Feathertail Falls to Save the Tribe from Sharptooth

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

It was almost in slo mo

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

It was so epic! - TheGrayDude55

10 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...

The Contenders

11 Swiftpaw Dies for Brightheart

My 2nd favorite character I almost cried

YES. Swiftpaw's death is the saddest death in my opinion. He was so brave and didn't deserve to die. - Greyriver

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

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

12 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

13 Honeyfern Dies from Snake

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

So sad, no one tried to save her

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

Right after Berrynose tells her her loves her

14 Crowfeather Saves Leafpool from Falling Off Cliff

This ship is MUCH better than Nightcloud x Crowfeather, like what the heck? Who ships that? Crowpool/Leaffeather for life - Silverfire

Leaffeather forever!

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

When did this happen?

15 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

16 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. :,(

17 The Fire Scene (Long Shadows)

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

How is this not farther up the list!

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.

Assfur was quite wrong with what he said, but it was Squirrelflight's fault too!

It wasn't,Ashfur was the one who got the Stupid idea of burning her kits to death. - cassiabez

18 Needletail's Sacrifice (Shattered Sky)

I love Needletail, she was so loyal to Violetpaw

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

~Calling All Needletail Fans! ~
Needletail was awesome and is just one of my favourite warriors. Her sacrifice made me cry. Who else cried when she died? No, just me. Love you Needletail ❤️ - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

19 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

20 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

21 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.

22 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

23 Rusty Leaves to Join Thunderclan

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

Poor smudge - Warriorlover15

24 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.


25 Spiresights Sacrifice for Pouncekit


It was in Tigerhearts Shadow and Shadowpaw became Shadowsight

What book is this from?

This almost made me cry...

26 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😢

27 Cloudtail Joins Thunderclan

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

28 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.

29 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

30 Hollyleaf's Death (The Last Hope)

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

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.

31 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."

32 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

33 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!

34 The Great Battle
35 Hollyleaf Helps the Fox Cub

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!

36 Hollyleaf Returns
37 The Dog Attack (A Dangerous Path)
38 Bluestars Sickness

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

39 Ravenpaw Tricks Jaggedtooh to Go Away from the Hole

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

40 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.

41 Cinderpelt's Death (Twilight)

Cinderpelt deserved what she getted- reaincarnation

42 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.

43 Spottedleaf Dying
44 Snowkits Death
45 Firestar Becomes Leader

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

A lovely described scene

46 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.

47 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.

48 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)

49 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!

50 Leafstar Confesses to Billystorm (Skyclan’s Destiny)
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