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 Saddest Warrior Cat Backstories

1 Crookedstar

His mother hated him, Mapleshade trained him and all of his kits died. - Tamarin82

Why isn't Fallen Leaves first? She was lost in the tunnels her whole life and was stuck in there from when she was basically a apprentice for a test. She died in the tunnels and spent most of her after life in there too. She found HollyLeaf and after 7 moons it was fallen leaves bff and then hollyleaf left. When Fallen Leaves escaped she was just in time to see her bff DIE! Why isn't FallenLeaves first?!?! Her story makes me cry every time!

All the things that happened to him broke my heart. First he breaks his jaw, then his mom rejects him, then his parents divorce, the list goes on and on. Poor crookedstar

I'm happy this ones at the top though mapleshade deserves to be higher

2 Yellowfang Yellowfang was a ThunderClan medicine cat in the original series of Warriors. She initially was a medicine cat from ShadowClan, but she was banished by her son, Brokenstar. She was then found by Firestar, who was then Firepaw, and brought into ThunderClan.

She dies from smoke in her lungs, not choking on a rainbow! Sorry for spoiler!

Her mate betrayed her. Her kit hated her. She lost two kits. She was blamed for two deaths she didn’t do and her whole clan, even her parents, minus her siblings And I think her apprentice turned against her.

Yellowfang's past is so sad!


3 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 .

How is Scourge not first? I cried when I realised what happened to him because the exact same thing happened to me. #RELATABLE

Scourge had a hard past. He was bullied by his siblings ruby and socks. A very different past them his half brother Firestar. Crazy how a brave kit ended as a blood thirsty cat!

He was bullied by his siblings and they told him he would be killed if he didn’t get adopted. That took it WAY to far. So he ran into the forest, where thistleclaw and Tigerpaw broke the warrior code, by harming and almost killing Scourge when he was just a kit

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

4 Bluestar Bluestar is a character in the Warrior Cats series. She was one of the leaders of ThunderClan. She is mates with Oakheart of RiverClan and her kits, Stonefur and Mistyfoot, live in RiverClan. She has a deceased kit named Mosskit, a sister named Snowfur, a nephew named Whitestorm, a mother named Moonflower more.

I agree, Bluestar had a sad life. But her backstory is not even as deep as people makes it look like, she just lost a bunch of loved ones and that's it. I feel like the only deaths who had some depth in Bluestar's life were Snowfur, Mosskit, Moonflower, Redtail and Lionheart. Crookedstar lost everything as well, but at least there was some depth to it because of his promise to Mapleshade. - subscribe2pewdiepie

I agree she had to loose everything. CURSE those dogs that made her sacrifice her life to save fireheart! Bluestar led the dogs down the river and that's why she died. SO SAD!

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

5 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.

Her story is sad, and I just want to point out- the whole clan broke the code! It clearly states, never leave a kit in pain or in danger! And they put three kits in danger! They knew their was almost no chance they would survive!

I think Mapleshade is underrated. I mean imagine losing every one you love! I personally think that she should be number one on this list.

Her story is sad, but I still can’t forgive how she killed everyone Crookedstar loved, and later on killing Spottedleaf again. She of all cats must know how it felt to lose everyone she loved, and yet she chose to inflict the pain on other cats... - Featherstream

Mapleshade is my favorite cat. She was so bright, and hopeful, and it wasn't her fault everybody assumed her mate was Birch.

6 Brightheart

Why is she not 1! Stupid tigerstars half trained pack of dogs attacked her!

Brightheart is my favourite cat. Many people recognize her as a side character, but honestly after what she did for her clan, and all the trauma she went through... She deserves her own novella or super edition!

Brightheart's history is so sad! First she got half of her face ripped off because of the dog pack. That left her traumatized. Then, she got the cruel warrior name of Lostface. That made her feel worse about herself. Everyone would just stare at her like she didn't belong there. Finally it was so sad when she looked into the puddle to see her reflection.

7 Sol

His backstory is extremely sad, and even if it is made up, his SkyClan story is pretty sad too...

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...

By the way Sol lied about his backstory to Leafstar to make everyone vulnerable

He is so pitiful... :0 :( - WarriorWolf13

8 Breezepelt

Why can't Crowfeather just suck up his hard feeling and just be his dad? I mean as an apprentice all he wanted was to make his dad proud and all he does is ignore him, it's his fault that he ended up the way he is

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.

For once I want Crowfeather to just tell Breezepelt that he was proud of him, JUST ONCE

9 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 started out as a Warrior apprentice, but was forced to train to be a Medicine Cat instead after getting her leg inijured by a car.

Her life was simply sad. There are some points in the book when I really wonder if she looked as content as she was. She was made to be a warrior, not a medicine cat. She had a chance to be with Firestar, having kits with him and being loved by him, being a warrior running and hunting and fighting, just like she wanted. But the monster crushed that... - Featherstream

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

I feel so bad for her I'm going to do a animation of her back story thanks tens

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 Tallstar

Tallstar was bullied, and then Sandgorse refused to talk to him...and TallStar only wanted to make him proud...

/How come he doesn't get any recognition? He's severely bullied by Shrewclaw starting from BEFORE he opened his eyes! Then his father starts to dislike him because he isn't a tunneler and then is blamed by Sandgorse(the father) for being the reason that the tunneling had stopped. After he unintentionally was an unlikely chance for the death of Shrewclaw's mother, Brackenwing but still takes the blame. Then newcomers arrive and Sandgorse dies because of a tunnel while showing one of them around. This also makes his only friend, Barkstripe, refuse to talk to him. Afterwards, he has to leave his soulmate Jake (Plantonic or lover, I don't know) and comes to find that his mother got a new mate because Sandgorse had died. *Phew* He deserves to be in the top five, but is instead behind Jake's child. -_-''

The Newcomers

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The Contenders

11 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 for killing Ashfur.

She sticks to the warrior code her whole life, then finds out her birth broke it. She learns that her parents lied to her. She kills a cat out of fear and has nowhere to go. Her life was really really sad

Her life was so hard and painful.

Poor poor cat

So sad

12 Ivypool

She was always so much left behind because dovewings powers!

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

Okay heres my opinion. It's Ivypools fault that she was not very popular in those first few books. She was training in the dark forest with the cats that wanted her kin, Firestar, Dead. Then when she starts to spy and all, she became great help. But Dovewing didn't hog all the space, it wasn't her fault she was chosen for the power of three. And it wasn't like she WANTED to be all popular. It was Firestar Jayfeather and Lionblaze's fault. All Dovewing really wanted was to spend time with her sister, she knew her sister was getting hurt and feeling left out. She wanted to help but no, every time she even got close to her sister Lionblaze would call her away. Dovewing and Ivypool forever! 。 - ‿‿ - 。

13 Brokenstar Brokenstar is a villain character from the Warrior Cats series. He is a dark brown tabby tom with a bent tail and orange eyes. Brokenstar was a former Shadowclan leader and a member of the Dark Forest. His mother is Yellowfang and his father is Raggedstar.

His adopted mother hated him, and he was bullied by his adopted litter mates! That’s the only reason he’s’s really sad...

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.

Man this character went through a lot. even though she may see like had a pretty good life like perfect mate and perfect kits, she had a sad backstory. losing her mom, having a father that didn't acknowledge her existence that much, losing her siblings plus molepaw and honeyfur. plus, to top it all off her death was so sad. she knew she was injured and probably wouldn't make it, so she spent the last bit of the time she had with her kits lillykit (lillyheart) and seedkit (seedpaw). also, she had to watch seedpaw die and brackenheart suffer losing her and seedpaw.

15 Gray Wing

Mates: Turtle Tail (Formerly), Slate
Daughter: Silver Stripe
Sons: White Tail, Black Ear
Mother: Quiet Rain
Brothers: Clear Sky, Jagged Peak
Sister: Fluttering Bird
Clan: Wind Clan - CreamstripeOfButterClan

YES. Poor ktty. His crush, Bright Stream, died, then Storm, whom he loved a lot, was stolen by his own brother. Then his mate, Turtle Tail, was hit by a car. Then there was a battle and his friends died. He got another mate but before they could have a true, long, happy life together he died of asthma.

sad Very

16 Dustpelt

I just...

very Sad

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

-Heavy Spoilers Ahead! -


Dustpelt actually had a pretty bad life when it come to Kin, almost all his kits are dead as of AVoS Book 3, The only one alive is Birchfall, and by then Him and Ferncloud are dead.

Dustpelt: Killed by Badger (Bramblestar’s Storm)
Hollykit & Larchkit: Starvation (Dawn)
Spiderleg & Icecloud: Greencough (Between Dovewing’s Silence and Bramblestar’s Storm)
Shrewcpaw: Hit by Twoleg Monster (Dawn)
Foxleap: Wounds From TGB {Between Dovewing’s silence and Bramblestar’s storm}

17 Bramblestar

He was thought to be a monster and murder like his father. No one trusted him or his sister (Tawnypelt) when they were little. Everyone was so quick to judge them on their appearance and their kin and not their actions. Poor bramblestar lost his sister because no one trusted them (she ran away to Shadow clan) and bramblestar had to kill his Half-brother: hawkfrost to save his leader: Firestar. Then he had a fight with squirrel flight before all that then they got back together then he was liked to about his kits. I really feel bad for him. He lost his sister and his trust when he was just a apprentice. Then he only had his mother and (somewhat later) Firestar to care for him. Later he is leader today the most trusted cat today. Spent: of his life untrusted how would you feel if you were blamed for your kind actions or behavior. And weren't trusted by ANYONE because they did something bad, I mean come on guys don't judge someone on there appearance.

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

He died yay

18 Ravenpaw Ravenpaw is a fictional character created by Erin Hunter for the book series Warrior Cats. He's a skinny, jet-black tom with a small white dash on his chest, greens eyes and a long, thing white tipped tail. He is shy, jumpy and nervous more.

My favourite cat in warriors seriously he has been traumatized, Left his clan so he could live, then abandoned and then died

He was kicked out so he could LIVE, met Barley, Barley ditches him on his quest, then he dies?

To the person who said ravenpaw got kicked out, lol, he didn't, he left on his own- and you make it sound like barley just ditched him but he was just more uncertain about what would happen and wanted to play it safe. even though ravenpaw wasn't happy about that, he knew barley wasn't suited for all this travelling.

19 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.

His Twoleg Story is pretty sad...

20 Rock

He has to live forever. Everyone he loves dies. Everything he knows changes. But he still has to stay there.

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)

21 Nightcloud

She really loved her mate a lot but he loved another she-cat so that traumatized her and she became emotionless then all her kits died except for one, then that kit hated her and his father. She tried to be a good parent but couldn't since she was too overprotective. Then she watched her mate confess his love for ANOTHER mate. Wow. poor cat.

Crowfeather USED HER like she has no feelings and is worthless her ONLY SON TURNED EVIL and watched HER MATE SAY IN FRONT OF HER THAT HE LOVES LEAFPOOL


22 Spottedleaf

She dies in like the first book!

I can’t believe she gets so much hate. I don’t get it. She sacrificed herself for Sandstorm because she knew Firestar loved Sandstorm and would be devasted if she died! She knew nothing about fighting yet still she threw herself at Mapleshade. She had to know she couldn’t win, yet she didn’t hesitate. That was truly the last gift she gave to her beloved Firestar. - Featherstream

23 Dovewing

How is Dovewing here?

24 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.

25 Thistleclaw

His sister Sweetpaw dies, then his mate's sister hates him. Plus he went to Dark Forest for no reason.

26 Deadfoot
27 Mistystar

Her sister died, her father died, her best friend died, her adoptive mother died, her mother died, her brother died, 3 of her kits died and her mate died. - Tamarin82

28 Tigerstar Tigerstar is a villain in the Warriors series by Erin Hunter. Son of Leopardfoot and Pinestar, former mate of Goldenflower and Sasha, and father of Bramblestar, Tawnypelt, Mothwing, Hawkfrost, and Tadpole. This brown tabby cat almost causes the downfall of the clans. But is killed, firstly by Scourge, more.

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

29 Leafpool Leafpool is a character in the Warrior Cats series. She's the daughter of Firestar and Sandstorm, sister of Squirrelflight, mate of Crowfeather, and mother of Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Hollyleaf

She gave up her kits for her clan, on of them tried to kill her, one of them yelled out one of her biggest secrets out at a gathering, her father died, one of her kits died and her friend died. SHE GAVE UP HER KITS! She should be second (with Bluestar first)!

30 Firestar Firestar is a character in the Warrior Cats series. He's the leader of ThunderClan after Bluestar. He's mates with Sandstorm and has 2 kits: Squirrelflight and Leafpool. He was formerly a kittypet named Rusty.

The sad part is that he had to prove him self like bramblestar or brambleclae as he is in the book I am in,for being a kittypet.Plus he was actually one of the best warriors later on.Not as sad as brambleclae though

31 Petal
32 Doveheart

Her sister died at a young age and she attacked herself. Her father was killed by a monster and her mentor, who she had a crush on, was killed in cold blood. she got herself a forbidden mate and had kits. Then one of her kits got a heart attack and died. Then she and her mate couldn't be together. plus she had a condidtion that made her pass out on random.
Poor kitty. I feel so bad for her. And there's a rumor that her mother's throat was slit AS she gave brith to her kits, and so were her siblings. every cat she loved left her.

33 Rivermoon

I mean she had dreams and visions where she was a killer then a cat named Moonriver who looked just like her came to the Clan and killed her whole family in front of her eyes. She was set out to kill Moonriver and fell in love with Strongheart. Then she found out that Moonriver was her sister. Then Moonriver slayed Strongheart in cold blood in front of her eyes. Rivermoon was so upset she slit her own throat before she could kill Moonriver. She almost died but the medicine cat saved her. When she was the deputy she killed Moonriver and became leader. But she was always traumatized by her family's death. PLUS she was expecting Strongheart's kits when he died! When the kits were born three were born dead and when she took the last one to SunClan to give to Strongheart's family, the kit fell out of a tree and broke it's skull. Riverstar eventually *SPOILERS* killed herself on her last life to end her eternal torment.

Um... this is an OC...

34 Harestar

I think he and Kestrelflight might be brothers, because their parents are unknown and I think they known their parents for less than a month. - Tamarin82

35 Kestrelflight

I think he and Harestar might be brothers, because their parents are unknown and I think they known their parents for less than a month. - Tamarin82

36 Nightfrost

Not a real cat - Frogjaw1996

37 Brackenfur

Brackenfur has so many things sad in his life! His mate died, his sister died, his other sister was attacked by dogs, he felt so many different emotions. I feel so bad for him. - Aspenfang

38 Nightstar
39 Creekwhisper
40 Moonpaw
41 Princess

She was abandoned by her brother and then she gives away one of her kits and then she is abandoned, yet again, by her brother AND her kit. Sad... �" - Earthsoul

42 Littlecloud
43 Bumblestripe
44 Fallen Leaves

He died trying to leave the tunnels and become a sharp claw!

45 Moth Flight
46 Brightspirit

Brightspirit was based of of a Warriors fan, Emmy Grace Cherry, whose life was cut short in a tornado. The Erins decided to dedicate characters to her and her family (her parent's warrior names are Shiningheart and Braveheart). - RoseWeasley

47 Half Moon
48 Raggedstar

RaggedStar never met his father until he was a warrior, and when he finally did, Sol practically said “You were a mistake. I don’t care about you. I like my other kits better! ” Nice family reunion

49 Cinderheart

This bootiful young she-cat lived an INCREDIBLY sad life. FIRST she injures herself so badly she almost couldn’t become a warrior. Her best friend disappeared in the tunnels. She finds love only to realizes that she is a distraction (NOT). On top of all of that, she figures out that she lived life as a medicine cat and feels like she can’t be a warrior anymore. YOU’RE WELCOME.

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