Top Ten Tips to Make a Good Warrior Cats OC

These are tips to make a good warrior cats OC. Hope these tips help
The Top Ten
1 Give them some flaws

A balanced character is a GOOD character. Give them flaws that are balanced out by their good qualities, and make it possible to have these qualities effect their lives. Also make sure that the characterisics go together.

Here's my oc:
Name- Palekit
Palepaw
Palefur
Clan- Boulderclan
Rank: Warrior
Age- 9 years at death
Cause of death-Died in a fire
Family: Mother- Goldenmist (Deceased)
Father- Timberclaw (Alive)
Brother- Acornstar (Died two years
after she died)
Sister - Willowleaf (Alive)
Appearance- Small pale ginger tabby she
cat with bright orange eyes
Personality traits: Extroverted, Energetic, Impatient, Unforgiving and sometimes can be Overly dramatic

I'm still working on a backstory, Lemme know what you think

Indeed. Just for fun, I'm writing a super-edition called "Emberflight's Choice", and avoid making Emberflight too perfect. She gets into conflict with her mentor, Foxblaze, resulting in hatred for each other. As an apprentice, Emberflight ('paw' at the time) was a bit foolish, with an attitude. Many terrible things happen because of her mistakes, and she no longer feels she has a place in the Clan. Many begin to despise her, making her feel alone. She decides to leave. She says goodbye to her sister (Ravenfrost) one night, and leaves, without informing any other Clanmember. She struggles as a rogue to survive, facing rats, other loners, and dogs. She sees a strange black tom with a red BloodClan collar cornered by three large dogs. She leaps in to help, but the dogs continue to advance on the two cats. Finally, they are able to fight them off, sending the dogs retreating into the shadows of the alley. The fluffy BloodClan cat tells her that he could've handled that himself, and she ...more

It’s more interesting to read about a character with flaws. Honestly, this is more important than having a “realistic” design or name.

2 Don't use unnatural cat fur/eye color (green, purple etc)

If you want, GO AHEAD. This is your imagination. However, for me, I like to avoid it, although a little variety is nice. Give a cat a colorful tinge (I've done it before)

This is like, the top tip because that if you do then they will look like like a pony cat or something, plus cats don't actually look like that and you'r trying to make this realistic.

You CAN make the eyes purple, but only if the cat has a condition causing purple eyes.

Ikr! I mean, unless they are making a completely new clan where like, ALL cats are rainbow or something...

3 Don't use star as a prefix

I don't believe in "traditional naming," so go ahead, however, if the character will ever become leader, this may be problematic.

This is so important because that if they become leader?Here's what would happen, They're name would be be Starstar!

If you do want a cat with Star as a prefix, make them a medicine cat.

I don't think Starstar would make any sense

4 Don't make him/her involved in more than 3 prophecies

Yeah, what if there was a cat that was in every single prophecy, they would be way to special to even be in the book, I mean, being in more than three prophecies is kinda like a power, a really overpowered power, and they have to be really good to be in just to be in one prophecy!

Yes! I started losing interest when characters were Mary Sues with no flaws and were destined to never fail, in any way. Precious writers don’t ruin it for the people who will support your writing the most. Take time to build a beautiful, flawed character, make chapters and stories about how they overcome their mistakes. Or do the wrong thing in a situation and maturely brave the consequences.

Prophecies are kinda overrated. Often they don’t even matter until AFTER the thing the foretell has already happened.

This is so common in Mary sues

5 Don't use things cats don't know (galaxy, neon etc) as a prefix or suffix

I have a cat named Sparrowwinter, but his clan had a bunch of former kittypets in it.

I have a cat named Dragonflower, but she was named after a helpful rouge that was once a kittypet

I have a cat named Speartalon, but he was named after a helpful rouge that was once a kittypet

Yeah, because that the mom names the kit and the leader gives it its suffix and they can't name it something that they don't even know exists. They can be named anything if they are a kittypet though.

Tigerstar's original name was actually Hammerclaw, but it was changed for this reason.

I think fruit names are an exception if the clan lives near a twolegplace and they use the fruits as herbs

6 Don't use the word beautiful, pretty, perfect etc as a prefix or suffix

Yeah, cause then what if the cat gets badly injured or something. The other cats might get jealous if they have a name like that.

Not really. Beautiful cats exist, as humans do. Usually, try to make sure that 'beautiful' isn't their only trait. If they are perfect, maybe make them a bit 'ugly'. (to be honest ugly cats aren't that ugly.) I have an oc who is 'beautiful', but is sarcastic, rude, and defensive. You see the balance?

That would just make it seem like your precious Kittycat has no flaws,personality whatsoever. Especially the perfect part

It makes your character bland without other stuff to add-on to it

7 A cat with a power is fine, but too much power will turn them to a mary sue

Yeah, cause then if they have to much power and they're a good guy then they will be to predictable and if they're a bad guy then they will beat everybody' and the good guy is supposed to win. If the bad guy does win then it would be super boring. Nobody wants to read a book that is super boring.

Elemental powers are NOT fine. Elemental powers are OP and make an OC an instant Mary Sue.

Elemental powers are fine, just don't go overboard with them

Just like Firestar.

8 Sometimes a simple name (Leafpelt, Lionclaw etc) can be as good as complicated names (Hawkthunder, Darkfire etc)

Yeah, cause that you don't want to spend like, an hour, on a name. And if their name is complicated then then they will sound very special. It is okay to have a complicated name though.

There is power in simplicity, and they can still be a complicated character on the inside.

Though sometimes this can be pulled off, such as Ambermoon, or Goldenflower, just don't make it something are opposites, like Softslash or Snowrain.

For example, I have cats named Stripekit/pelt, but I also have Pantherblaze.

9 Don’t copy a canon character from the books

I severely dislike when people copy Canon characters

If your’re trying to make an original character, then don’t make seem like to much of the cats, if you want make it a mix of a few cats, Or just make you’re own original character. For example, My oc, let’s say, Flamelight she is a mix between Hollyleaf And Mapleshade, but I’m not gonna make her to much like them, and let it go overboard am I, just use a few traits from the characters, and stop to make you’re own

There’s a reason they are called “ORIGINAL characters”

10 If you're making as evil cat, give them a backstory

I sorta agree, but if you’re writing a more humorous story with a more humorous villain, it works well to just give the villain a really goofy motive.

You don't just wake up and say you want to be evil. There needs to be an underlying issue.

Take for an expaile he is a vallin but he doesn't kill his own clan or try's to kills every one. There a backstory behind him.

My evil OC:
Note: (Sort of) WIP Story
Moons Lived: 69
Shadestripe, a black she-cat with green eyes.
Backstory:

Shadestripe, a cat in ThunderClan, who wanted to be a WARRIOR! Sadly, she has trouble with catching prey. Getting depressed, she decides to take a nap to get her mind off it. Her dream: Mapleshade appears and tells her to be a medicine cat, but evil, “to destroy the Clans inside”. Because of depression, Shadestripe agrees. When she becomes a medicine cat, she attacks her Clan from the inside, poisoning the kits, apprentices, whatever! When the deputy finds out, she is blinded, forcing her chaos to stop. She then spends her days in the elder’s den. However, her disability does not prevent Mapleshade’s goal to destroy ThunderClan. She trains with Mapleshade in her dreams. When her Clanmates try to murder her, she bursts out of her den and kills many cats. She gets even more depressed and drowns herself. She then joins the Dark Forest, and waits at the ...more

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11 Don't make him/her have a super long name (Butterflysparkle, Marigoldpetal etc)

Yeah, cause then it might be really hard to remember or pronounce, plus you might accidentally misspell it.

I used to think that they had 3 parts before I read the series. Like, "Poppyheartpaw", Poppyheartpelt".

It's ok to have a long name like Fireflyflicker, but short names, like Hawksong, are good too.

If it were star star star star star and so on that is way to long

12 Don't make them overpowered

It's so funny when a tiny kit can take on a full trown badger

Like I said before, if a character never struggles with anything, they’re less interesting to read about.

People will just ignore you.

Agreed, in role-play it's powerplaying and it makes people not want to RP

13 Don't be afraid to be unrealistic

I believe that it’s fine to be unrealistic. Seriously, I have a white cat with dark red splotches and their my most developed character.

This IS warrior cats, after all, a series where cats can talk and use medicine. I'm sure a rainbow cat isn't a crime.

This is a book about cats that have intelligence of a human, don't be afraid to make them pink!

Genetics in Warrior Cats is non-existent.

14 Give him/her a name that matches their personality/physical look

It makes me cringe when people don't do this

This is kind of a good rule.

I have an OC called Flowersight, she has pink eyes.

I named one of my ocs HazelEyes

15 Don't use moon, sun, or other symbolic things for the cats

I don't remember Sun being an illegal name, the "Moon is a bad suffix/prefix because" rule has never been used, and Traditional Naming is a fan concept.

There are ZERO, ZERO naming rules in warrior cats, just so everyone knows. It’s like saying you aren’t allowed to name your kid...Tree. You can named anyone whatever you want, and please don’t listen to the people who think otherwise! :3 Warriors is very unrealistic anyways...but we still love it!

If it's your own AU, and the cats don't have as much respect for the moon or sun, you can have a cat named Moonheart or Sunstrike, but that's the only time.

As long as it’s not Star- or Silverpelt, you’re good.

16 Don’t make them the leader unless they have real leadership qualities

A leader without leadership qualities is like a medicine cat without medicine cat skills

Ok, I am making a fan fiction about how my clan Oakclan was made and one of the characters ens up being leader. But this cat does possess leadership quality’s. This also goes for active leaders. Don’t make them suck at their job and make the protagonist do the leading.

I am not qualified for leader.

Your clan doesn't deserve a bad leader. Deputy's, warriors and med. cats are all appealing characters.

17 Don't give him/her accessories (collars, earrings, bracelets etc)

Yeah, cause then everybody will think they are kittypets. You can only give them collars if they are in bloodclan or is a kittypet.

That would make them tow legs

18 Be original

Like a comment from before said, don't copy a main character even a character that wasn't important

There are enough Scourge wannabes out there.

19 Give them a few scars/injuries, but don't go overboard.

Imagine a cat with no legs, torn ears and a ripped tail.

One of mine is Lightscar. She is so cool!

this was very helpful for writing my personal fan fiction

20 Be creative

Be creative and seek advice

Natural pelts work wonders, unatural pelts cause well trouble. Purple cats don't exist so stop making your cats purple if anything make a really gray purple so it looks more natural. Lavender eyes are okay but red eyes don't exist, it makes the character to edgy. Powers can be added if the prophecy calls for it, but no magic, its to unrealistic. Maybe something like can read minds or can put a thought into a cat's head, mind manipulation crap. Scars and injuries are great to add! It makes your character look tough and can even give them disadvantages. Your cats skills should not be all 10/10, your character needs specific skills their good at, if they're a medicine cat then make them bad at fighting and really good at medicine stuffs. Leaders cannot be young cats, its to unreasonable for a previous leader to choose a newly made warrior as the deputy. My cats are all older than 30 moons and leaders are typically older than 70 moons. hope this helps&

It's your OC. Do what only you can do.

Nah, I ain't changing starfluff. long live purple cats!

21 Be creative with colors and patterns

Don't go crazy with rainbow colors and heart patterns, this isn't animal jam, but its okay to step out of the realistic box just a little

Cats can have hearts and other shapes on them, stop saying it's impossible in cats.

That’s probably the best part about making OCs: just being creative and having fun.

22 If you're making a mean oc, make sure they actually care about something(s)

YES! Otherwise, they don't seem real and have no real character.

Like duspelt likes ferncloud

23 Don't Make Weird Suffixes Like Grayscale or Margoildpath

Just be simple

24 Never give them powers
25 Give them a not too sad backstory

Please don't be like. "Hi! I'm HappyShadow! I'm named after my joyful attitude even though my whole family was mauled by bears and I had to watch when I was just a kit and then my mate and kits died when the entire forest was destroyed by a massive fire :)"

Is having her be an escaped lab cat a good backstory?

If you do 'they saw all their family die before them and they have no friends and a badger made them lose there leg and there half clan' that's just too sad and probably not too realistic find something realistic and not TOO bland

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