Top Ten Things Wrong With Warrior Cats

I LOVE the Warrior Cats series. It's a very good series, but there are things wrong with it. Here are some of them. I'm sorry if this list is kinda inacurrate

The Top Ten

1 Erin Hunter not giving Hollyleaf a power just because they couldn't think of a power for her

Erin Hunter manages to screw up the plot in every conceivable way.

Seriously, she should have a power. But she still had left a big mark when she died (a bloody one)

Right? I mean there’s so many things to do! I mean she could have a power where she can blind her enemies, see perfectly in the dark, turn invisible, the possibilities are endless! Instead they gave Dovewing the power of being a max-level Mary Sue.

To be honest, Dovewing wasn't that bad. When Hollyleaf hid in the tunnels after the other cats think she died, Dovewing could become but the third cat. Then, Hollyleaf could become the fourth cat all along, instead of Firestar. Firestar is in many prophecies, which is utter nonsense.

Powers? As in Draikinator's video on the topic, Hollyleaf would be awesome with the power to know a cat's true intentions/when they're lying,


2 ThunderClan always being the hero while other clans especially ShadowClan are always the enemies

The "bad guys are dark/good guys are light" sort of cliche...where's the fine line?

ShadowClan is my favorite Clan! There's no reason to let ThunderClan always have the spotlight. It should change to another Clan every series or so, not JUST the special editions.

I agree. Every ThunderClan cat is always remembered (usually) but none of my friends can remember the other Clans warriors, but can their most recent leaders. Have respect, chirren.

I know! I totally AGREE! lol. I don't think Thunderclan should get ALL the glory!

3 Dovewing being the third cat when she did almost nothing

I see the ones below this and think wow most of those are ridiculously stupid better vote for a less stupid one. For example 14 because the injury that scourge inflicted on firestar wasn't as fatal as the injury inflicted to tiger star it mentions IN THE BOOK that firestar dodged the blow that had taken all of tiger stars lives. Sorry for the hate but this is plain stupid. Now another example is 9 Sorry your argument actually goes against science! Cats can have many different colour pigments and patterns also there may be dormant genes so ya broke the myth. This last one the no gay couples one isn't stupid but let's think your right there should be gay couples it would add more plot and is just rude to ignore them as these cats are sentient cats from what in know are only sexually attracted to the opposite sex. Though these are sentient cats and I agree there should be gay couples. Now look at the others with a new understanding really the farther down you go the worse it gets. Sorry ...more

Dovewing you are possibly one of the most useless cats in warriors history

Dovewing just obsessed over this guy she liked. Every other cat in the entire kriffing SERIES actually did something. (Excluding Silverstream and Spottedleaf)

Let's be real, she's just thrown in for more unnecessary token romance and drama...

4 Ashfur being accepted by StarClan

Ashfur should've gone to the dark forest of mapleshade did.
He attempted to kill his leader, Hollyleaf, jayfeather and lionblaze

It’s so weird! He tried to kill his leader, and gets into starclan without even doing something to make up for it! I hate Ashfur

Ashfur is a villain and should be treated like one. That means no StarClan for him!

Ashfur tries to kill four cats, yet is in StarClan. Thistleclaw kills no one yet is in the dark forest.

5 Firestar being part of almost every prophecy

Firestar is just some stupid kittypet he doesn't deserve all this praise.

He was even there will be three prophecy! Come on, he is also extremely useless

He is so overrated and weak and soft and stop me before I go on a rant

He is a kittypet with no clan blood broke the warrior code is to soft and is way to nice!

Formula for when the series gets too boring: Battle, prophecy, Firestar wins.

6 Erin Hunter brought back Hollyleaf just to kill her in the next book

This pissed me off so hard when I found out (through spoilers) that I actually refused to read the rest of the books. Why give her all of that development just to kill her off again? Lazy writing?

HECK YEAH! ALL HAIL HOLLYSTAR! This is OBVIOUSLY why HollyClan is a thing. Yeah, Hollyleaf deserves better, she doesn't even have a POWER! what.

What was that for I thought it was going to be better. But once you think about it what did she every come back in the first place and Hawkfrost that kills her why not Tigerstar

Let's bring back a good character only to kill her two books later! Yay!...

7 Spottedleaf stalking Firestar even though she's dead

She probably mastrubates to Firestar in the after-afterlife since there's no one around to catch her

Spottedleaf is awesome and you all know it! SHE SAVED KITS FROM DYING, FOR PETE'S SAKE! Can we have a little respect? They both loved each other and Spottedleaf sacrificed herself so Firestar wouldn't have to choose between herself and Sandstorm. That deserves respect.

It’s creepy, I mean spottedleafs like 40 moons old and Firepaw is just six moons when it starts, clearly Thistleclaw gave her some lessons.

Exactly. Spottedleaf sucks, and Sandstorm did something useful.

8 Too many forbidden couples

The forbidden couple is an annoying trope in general. What makes it even worse is how cats never get any sort of punishment for it. A good example is Leafpool. She ruined the lives of other cats, and what happens? Nothing! And that's just one example. It happens too many times to count. It's almost like the writers are running out of ideas so they grip onto the same thing over and over.

UGH YES. Why can't the cats just follow the warrior code?

- this is very, very repetitive. when I read a new warriors book, I often sense a possible future relationship, a very repetitive plot, cats from other clans with cats from other clans together. There might not even be a definitive sign, but you just know something forbidden or "special" is to happen ( says the repeating plot and character development and " last book problem resolved " kind of thing). So,...have alll the kits you want cats, "totally not forbidden and not known of" - sorry for long text, had to be quite honest

So overused. Everyone's forgiven if they fall in love over the border.

9 Impossible genes

They should've studied biology, or at least read a couple books about cats.

Yep. I've seen a ton of these of the Wikia. One of them being Shellheart ( dappled gray tom ) X Rainflower ( pale gray she-cat ) apparently equals Crookedstar ( light brown tabby tom ) and Oakheart ( reddish brown tom ) There is also Larksong ( tortoiseshell she-cat ) X Flamenose ( ginger tom ) equals Featherwhisker ( gray tom ) There's Skystar ( pale gray tom ) X Storm ( gray tabby she-cat ) equals Thunderstar ( ginger tom with a white splash ) There's Stagleap ( dark brown tom ) X Wrenflight ( brown she-cat ) which equals Ashfoot ( gray tom ) There's Mistmouse ( brown she-cat ) X Hareflight ( brown tabby tom ) equals Ryestalk ( gray tabby she-cat ) Dawn Mist ( Yellow-and-ginger tabby she-cat ) X Moss Tail ( dark brown tom ) equals Drizzle ( gray-and-white she-kit ) This might come from the mother's or father's parents ( So sorry if I keep saying Dovewing and Ivypool's father might be Ashfur because I checked and it's confirmed that their father is Birchfall )


10 Cats being able to talk within days of birth

it's so creepy how kits suddenly started talking in full sentences right after they're born

I think that cats in the WarriorCats series can that and open their eyes so quickly, is because cats have shorter lives than humans, 1 moon for a cat is like 1 year for humans in terms of life span. This for some reason does not apply to Mistystar, though.

If cats could talk if would take ages for them to learn how to talk.

It does make sense cause cats meow like a day after birth.
Meow, Meow!
Milk, Milk!

The Newcomers

? Cats being able to die in Starclan/Dark Forest

The Contenders

11 A very repetitive plot

I feel like I'm reading the same plot in every new arc!

One day in _________ Clan...
Tom: I love you!
She-cat: But I can never be with you *knows she'll end up with him anyway*
She-cat+Tom: *touch noses*
Moons later...
Tom: Hmm I say we give them to your clan:(
She-cat: Nuu can't leave u! :'(
She-cat: *has kits*
Tom: *goes back to _____Clan*
Kit 1: Mommy where's my dad?!
She-cat: *depressed.

12 The warrior code itself

It can be extremely stupid, as well as the medicine cat code can be. I mean, how many cats have broken the mates rule at this point?

Yes, let's all get diseases from mating with cousins and relatives for YEARS and eventually mating your littermate (Yes, I'm looking at you, Willowpelt and Patchpelt)

It's gross

The cats will eventually all die from genetic mutations

Oh! Let’s keep separate all the clans so every clan can INBREED inside Itself and everyone can be related to everyone.


13 Mapleshade going to the dark forest

Yes, and ASHFUR gets to starclan, what type of nonsense is this?

She did murder 2 cats and tried to murder another sooo

Mapleshade: Dark forest
Ashfur: Starclan


14 No gay couples

Well, the Erin's couldn't make a gay couple because the book series is worldwide and they couldn't make it because some countries don't allow gay marriage and people might get offended. Though, Ravenpaw and Barley are obviously together and Tallstar and Jake.
But they couldn't make any official gay couples as I said before.

1. Tallstar x Jake & Ravenpaw x Barley are considered to be canon.
2. Even if they weren't, it still wouldn't be bad.

That's good to me.

top gay couples I ship
1. Jake and Tallstar
2. Ivypool and Blossom fall
3. Dovewing and Briar light
4. Sasha and Leopardstar
5. Whitestorm and Tigerstar

15 Names that don't make sense

Billystorm is a great name, you do know that a Billy Club is a deadly weapon, don't you

I mean Twigbranch?! Who thought that was a good idea?!

Personally, I think there are a lot of repetitive possibilities with names (hey, I have an OC named Stormstorm). Mumblefoot? Harveymoon? My personal favorite...Daisytoe. "Oh wow! A daisy near my foot! IT MUST BE A SIGN."

The all ready existing names kind of work but hear is a list of possible names that don’t make sense (based off the all ready existing names) FeatherFeather, LeafLeaf, StarStar, FrostFrost, WindWind, and my personal favorite RavenRaven

16 So many cats in thunderclan

Yes, I mean there must be like 40 or so now, I'm hoping for a huge purge in The Raging Storm because its getting ridiculous and I don't think the authors can keep track of them, let alone the readers.

Yes, I mean there’s like 30 warriors in thunder clan and like 9 in the others so it’s totally not fair

17 StarClan is biased

Mapleshade: Had a harsh life, and killed cats out of fury. I mean, her kits drowned, her mate rejected her, her Clan rejected her, and she had nowhere to go.
StarClan: Whelp, lol, Dark Forest for you! See ya!

Ashfart: Went insane due to getting dumped by Squirrelflight, and attempted to murder her family, also helped plot to kill Firestar.
StarClan: Welcome to StarClan!

There’s a logical reason behind Thistleclaw going to the Dark Forest, but what about Mapleshade? Her mate replaced her, her kits died in front of her, her Clanmates betrayed her. She killed one cat and caused the blindness and eventual death of one. And she gets sent to the Dark Forest.
I mean, multiple signs point to insanity/schizophrenia!
If Ashfur tried to kill four cats ‘out of love’, then Mapleshade did too. The only reason she killed Ravenwing and Frecklewish was because she ‘saw’ her kits begging her to avenge them. It fhat’s not love, I don’t know what is!
Mapleshade was a depressed, insane mom avenging her children. Ashfur was a depressed, insane loser who was so angry that his girlfriend for two weeks dumped him, he decided to murder her family.

Mapleshade: goes insane because her clan turns against her, her kits die, her “mate” not only says it’s her fault, but has already become mates with someone else, and she goes mad from grief, then kills the cats she blames for her kits deaths.
Starclan: “You’ll never be welcomed here after all that you’ve done! Burn in hell!”

Ashfur: goes crazy because his crush doesn’t like him back, proceeds to try to burn her and her sisters kits alive, as well as plot with two of the most evil cats in the history of Warriors and kill his leader.
Starclan: “Oh, it’s not your fault you loved too much little Ashy!”

18 Tigerstar losing all his lives when scourge killed him, yet firestar only loses one.

I just voted for this so I can set things straight... Tigerstar never got his nine lives from Starclan. He didn't actually randomly lose every single life when scourge killed him.

It is like they WANTED tigerstar dead

Ummm... how does this make sense? Tigerstar is more powerful than Firestar by a mile and Scourge kills him in one blow. Firestar then dies to Scourge and cheats death some how. Then kills Scourge because suprise attack. What the heck Erin’s make a more logical plot Line! -Stormshard

Like another comment said below me, I only voted for this one so I can spread the truth. I feel the need to remind you people that TIGERSTAR NEVER RECEIVED HIS NINE LIVES FROM STARCLAN! He never had them in the first place. He obviously lied to gain power.

19 Names like FeatherFeather are possible


It makes absolutely no sense at all! None! Also, names like StormStorm, StarStar, ClawClaw, WingWing, LeafLeaf, and CloudCloud are possible.

Featherfeather, storm storm, berryberry, clawclaw,starstar, leafleaf, cloudcloud, breezebreeze, there. That’s what I know.

20 Snowkit dies just to move Speckletail to the elders' den

Whey even have snowkit then?

That was depressing

21 WAY too many books, not enough story!

Man, it got repetative. Too many cats, too much drama, no sense. If u want a good read, try wings o fire. Same style of writing, but a more interesting and better thought out story.

This may be the reason immma stop reading warriors.

The first few books were great, but the Erin’s are just repeating the same old storyline over and over. Quit adding extra pointless books! And yes, read Wings of Fire! It is a great story! #Glorybringerrules

22 Spottedleaf having a gross crush on Firepaw

Think about it: Spottedleaf was about 4 years old/49 moons when she died, meaning she had been (If my reasoning correct) somewhere around 45 or 44 moons when Firepaw arrived. FIREPAW WAS 6 MOONS OLD AT THE TIME. Firepaw had just barely reached sexual maturity, whereas Spottedleaf would have likely retired to the elder's den in a year or so. THIS IS LITERAL PEDOPHILIA. The Erins are just horrible with relationships like that; revolting age gaps, love after very few interactions, incest (e.g. Graystripe's parents), etc. It's absolutely disgusting.


not sure how anyone sane can ship them

That’s not pedo cats are adults after 6 months

23 The Warrior Code is broken so many times

Cat 1: I'm gonna go marry this hawt cat from another Clan even though the law says not to. DERP
Cat 2: I LOVE you BABEH! *chases after cat 1*
Cat 1: We'll live happily ever after! Yay!

Person who made the warrior code=Rock, an evil 😈 cat who uses the Clans to cause pointless deaths, and for Mapleshade haters, she didn’t start the chain. Rock did.

I totally agree and Thundeclan has BROKEN the Warrior Code more times than I can remember. Why can't most cats follow the rules of the forest. I still don't und understand why did their ancestors even lay out the laws in the first place if every warrior we now has broken it! I can list nurmerous cats that have broken the Warrior Code:


Those are some rule-braking cats though I bet there's more out there.

24 Why is there even a Dark Forest

Sending cats to dark forest makes everything even worse

So right

Yeah more DarkForest cats WANT to be in DarkForest!

25 Graystripe still thinks Mistystar is his daughter, who's actually his cousin in law that is older than him

Dude graystripe. Mistystar was a warrior when you were a kit

For me Mistystar is just like Feathertail and Stonefur is just like Stormfur.But,Sorry Erin but that mistake was ridiculous

26 People like villains for no reason

Sure people can have their free will to like villians they probably liked Scourge because he could kill a dog so easily and liked Hawkfrost because he's so loyal and like Tigerstar because he's so strong and like Mapleshade because she's beautiful and like Darkstripe for being sneaky and smart and like Bone because he killed Whitestorm without breaking a sweat or his death was hilarious or like Ashfur for saving ThunderClan from the dog pack or like Thistleclaw because he's also very strong or like Sol for having a cool title, etc

27 The Erin's not being able to decide on colors (e.g. Crowfeather's eyes, Dovewing's eyes, Scourge's collar, Bone's collar...)
28 Bloodclan


29 Bizarre matings
30 Erin Hunter confused Thistlepaw, Sedgepaw and Swallowpaw's genders

Yes. Sedgepaw is a she-cat and now a tom. I mean SERIOUSLY

Don't forget Rowanclaw!

31 Hawkfrost is ugly

Ummmm there are no pictures. It may say so but to a cat a normal person is very strange.

Yeh. If I were in the warriors world, I'd claw his ears off.

I hate him after killing Hollyleaf I even call him Dorkfrost because he is stupid. They shouldn't have added him, and if they did then BRAMBLESTAR IS DA BEST :D he killed him. I wish Hawkfrost would just vanish

32 Firestar is somehow related to Tigerstar

Yes he is and he is half-brother to FRIKKEN SCOURGE WHY WORLD!

No he's not

33 Stupid names for things

Twolegs, Thunderpath, Monsters, Twoleg nests, etc. PLEASE PASS THE BLEACH

34 For some reason the clans aren't united into one clan even though it would end all the drama in the series and make the group stronger.


35 How much walking they do in The New Prophecy (TNP)


36 Pinestar is older than Leopardfoot, and her parents

It's just weird! Imagine something like that in real life though...

37 Hollyleaf is a murderer

She murdered Ash fur who tried to kill fire star and he wanted to kill lion blaze and Jay feather. BURN ASH FUR


38 Cats changing genders

Well Shellheart did.

39 Bluestar's life sucked

Mom killed, Sister killed, gives up kits, tigerclaw/star is a traitor, goes insane, mistyfoot/stonefur hate her, dies by dogs (that is best part of her life technicaly) good afterlife in starclan

40 Every Single Greencough Death

As moonkitti once said:

“Rest in peace offscreen casualties.”

41 Obvious writing

I mean! Why do you have to write something that is obvious!

42 Too Predictable

By the way read my username and my profile picture. :3

43 Everything changes every five minutes.
44 The leaders lose their lives too often.

Firestar and Bluestar both died it is so sad but to be honest they would basically die of age nine times and suffer it all so it does make sense

45 Too many Mary/Gary Sues

Seriously over half the characters...

Ahem ahem *alderheart* ahem ahem

46 The cats speak by meowing

Cats do not simply talk to each other by meowing.

Thank you!

47 The Dirtplace

On page 60 of A Dangerous Path Mousefur says, "And dung, the filthy creatures never think of burying it." THIS SHOULDN'T BE ON THE LIST BECAUSE IT IS UNDERGROUND!

This was my biggest problemo. Cats are clean animals, I know because I have one. WHO is cleaning up the dirtplace?!?!? Not them! After awile, it would smell so bad and be so full of uh dirt that they wouldn't want to go there!

48 Firestar dying

Well what's the matter of making him an elder then he move on the Elder's den then we would still see him in the books.

49 Bark face living before Tallstar and dying after
50 Barkface living longer than Tallstar and being older than him.
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