Top Ten Saddest Warrior Cat Backstories

The Warriors series by Erin Hunter has been a massively huge hit. And, although it is a children's book series, it coveres topics such as racism, terrorism, communism, goverment problems, and more. So, of course, there just have to be some cats in the books that have been abused, traumatized, and more. Yet, Warriors also shows that good will always win in the end, no matter what is going on around us. And many of the cats listed have gone to become heroic figures-or, evil leaders.

The Top Ten

1 Crookedstar

He was mentally abused my his own mother calling him ugly, useless etc. He is permanently disfigured and his parent fought and broke up because of that. He was physically abused by Maple. She made him believe it's was his fault his mother, dad, leader, kits, brother, close friends deaths where his fault. He was rejected by his own clan at a young age. His brother and father tired to help him but where always busy training. His name was Stormkit but his mother changed it to 'suit him'. Crookedstars death was undoubtedly the saddest of all warriors.

Poor Crookedstar. Lost Rainflower, then Willowbreeze and two of their kits, then Oakheart, then Silverstream. So sad.

Crookedstar had a sad past, but Mapleshade caused it.

*SPOILER ALERT* OMSC! First, he broke his jaw, then his mother rejected him, after that, Mapleshade tricked him into training in the Dark Forest. Rainflower then changed his name to Crookedkit, scarring him for life. He ran away to moonstone, but got lost. When he came back, he almost died saving Willowkit and Graykit. After that, the war over sunning rocks started. Mapleshade led a twoleg to Willowpaw and had her Soon after that, his father retired from his duty as deputy, leaving Crookedjaw to be deputy. An expidition to a near-by farm led to Hailstar's death, plunging him too soon into leadership to soon. He got Willowbreeze pregnant, but then she died, along with 2 of his 3 kits.

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2 Yellowfang Yellowfang

Yellowfang's past is so sad!


It is sooo sad how she had to kill brokentail even though he was her kit - I'm only on forest of secrets.

Her life was so sad! She gave birth to Brokenstar who destroyed ShadowClan and drove WindClan out until Fireheart saved them. She also had two daughters, I think they were Hopekit and Wishkit? She was exiled and became ThunderClan's medicine cat. I'm glad she had some fun mentoring Cinderpaw after her injury. That's where she got her sharp tongue. Love that pic too. Fireheart also saved Bramblekit in the fire and Yellowfang died of smoke inhalation.

3 Scourge Scourge Scourge is a villain the Warrior Cats series . He's the leader of BloodClan . He was bullied by his siblings, Socks and Ruby, in the past because he was the smallest out of his kin . One of his most notable features is his collar of dog teeth .

Scourge's past is sad, but I still don't like him.

4 Bluestar Bluestar Bluestar is a character in the Warrior Cats series. She one of the leaders of ThunderClan. She is mates with Oakheart of RiverClan and her kits, Stonefur and Mistyfoot, live in RiverClan

She is so underrated! People don't realize how much she went through :/

She is so sad! Because her mother Moonflower died when she was an apprentice! Then she had to leave her kits and Oakheart! Curse those dogs who killed her! Bluestar is my second fave character! My first is Firestar :P

Bluestar's past was sad.

Lost everthing and Stormtail neglected her... MoonflowerxSunstar!

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5 Mapleshade Mapleshade Mapleshade is a character in the Warriors series by Erin Hunter. She is a tortoiseshell she-cat with a white tail and mistakenly described as ginger-and-white. She has her own novella and is a villain in the series after she is exiled from ThunderClan, after which she watched her kits die and was abandoned more.

I think that her killings were justified

Poor Mapleshade. If you think about it, Bluestar could've been just like Mapleshade, if ThunderClan found out that Thrushpelt wasn't the true father of her kits and Oakheart was. Then, ThunderClan would've rejected her, Mosskit would die just like in the book, and Oakheart would reject her leading to RiverClan banning her. It might not have happened exactly, but Bluestar deserves what Mapleshade suffered. Kind of.

6 Brightheart
7 Sol

His backstory is so sad... I feel like him because my dad left me and my mom and we had to move home with my brother...

8 Breezepelt Breezepelt

His parents hated him and after the great battle his dad admitted that he loved lionblaze MORE I mean come on that is SAD

I feel bad for him. Love Nightcloud, Crowfeather and Breezepelt lol.

9 Cinderpelt Cinderpelt A medicine cat from the book series Warriors by Erin Hunter. She heals other cats in her Clan, ThunderClan, and is reincarnated into Cinderheart.

She never got to be a warrior and she had a crush on fire star (I think sorry if she did) and she died sadly

Why I think Cinderpelt's story is extremely sad is because she wanted to become a warrior and serve her clan to the fullest but instead she got ran over by a monster,crippling her leg so she had to be a medicine cat. However,through all of her dreams being crushed she still managed to always be positive on it,never letting it weigh her down which I find very admirable.

10 Brokenstar

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The Contenders

11 Purdy

Yeah. Purdy's story is sad.

I know that Purdy does not have the saddest backstory ever- but I like him. It's sad when Mousefur dies.

Ah, we all know Purdy! The ancient, chatterbox tom who always looked as if he had fallen through a hedge backwards! There's more to him than that. He used to be a kittypet, until his owner died, and he was abandoned. Since then, Purdy was a loner, then a Clan cat. He had finally found a place to belong to when Thunderclan took him in. I feel sorry for him. And, after all that, his denmate, Mousefur, died. Purdy took her loss hard. - Sunheart360.

12 Rock

Rock is epic so sad backstory.

Well, more of a saddest life, but jeez. I think rock has to have the most miserable existence. He is cursed to live for eternity, knowing all the past, present, and future.

-Floppy Kitten (Emberflight of StormClan)

13 Dustpelt

I'm only on Sunrise
He's seems fine...
Ferncloud is okay
What's so sad about his past?

SPOILERS Ferncloud and almost all his kits died and Sandstorm picked Firestar over him - Frogjaw1996

14 Sorreltail

She honestly had a very sad past. Think about it: She lost her mom at a very young age, which must have been traumatizing. Her dad obviously was never too close to her. She lost Sootfur right after a horrible badger attack, and she lost Rainwhisker just a few moons after then. Then, she lost Molepaw. Then, one of her kits broke her leg so badly that she almost wasn't able to be a warrior. That would be awful for a mother to go through that. Then, on top of it all, Honeyfern was killed right in front of her.

Sorreltail's past is very sad, and not very many people acknowledge it.

15 Jayfeather

Jayfeather had a terrible past. He was born blind and was almost forced to live with the elders as an apprentice. His dreams were crushed and he became a medicine cat, forcing his sister, Hollypaw to become a warrior apprentice.

16 Hollyleaf Hollyleaf Hollyleaf was one of the rare, strictly loyal cats of ThunderClan . She cherished the warrior code as a kit and came back to her clan in a time of need to fight-- even though she was cast out .

Poor poor cat

She had such a terrible backstory! First she finds out squirrelflight isn't her mother, then she kills ashfur then leafpool finds out then gets trapped in the tunnels. If u don't think this is sad then.. well that's your loss. - PalestrokeOfSkyClan

17 Ivypool Ivypool

She was always so much left behind because dovewings powers!

Her backstory wasn't sad, she was just being a priss!

18 Bramblestar Bramblestar

Had to prove himself to be a loyal warrior over and over again because he was the son of ThunderClan's betrayer, Tigerstar. - Warriorcats

19 Tigerstar Tigerstar Tigerstar is the biggest villain in the Warrior Cats, also the cat that Firestar wants to kill . He has two mates, Goldenflower and Sasha, and four kits, Bramblestar, Tawnypelt, Mothwing, and Hawkfrost . After he dies, he goes to the Dark Forest where he is killed again except this time by Firestar more.

Poor Tigerstar! His sisters died, his father left him, and he was almost killed by a fox! - Frogjaw1996

20 Nightfrost

Not a real cat - Frogjaw1996

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