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 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. - RoseWeasley

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

2 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.

Yeah, cause nobody wants to read about a character that is purr-fect in every way.

How come this is one of the only actually good tips and it's only third place?

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

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!

I don't think Starstar would make any sense

Star is for only leaders.plus,Starstar doesn't even make a mouse tail length of sense.Also,it is disrespectful toward Star clan.

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!

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Whoa hammerclaw?!

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.

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

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

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 fine, just don't go overboard with them

It would just be boring if it 'said once there was a rainbow kit with all powers ever then...blah blah blah that would be boring.

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

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

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.

I have an OC named Brownfur

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

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

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

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.

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

10 Don’t copy a canon character from the books

I severely dislike when people copy Canon characters

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

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

The Contenders

11 Don't make them overpowered

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

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

People will just ignore you.

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

12 Don't be afraid to be unrealistic

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

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.

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.

Long live rainbow cats!

13 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".

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

14 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

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

I am not qualified for leader.

this should be a duh lol

15 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

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

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.

Moonflower was a mistake, Harveymoon is SkyClan, but Ambermoon? A regular cat. IN THUNDERCLAN. Same for Sunstar? And Shadowkit. SHADOWkit. In SHADOWClan.

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!

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

17 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.

DO IT!

18 Be creative

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

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

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&

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

It makes me cringe when people don't do this

20 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

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

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

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

this was very helpful for writing my personal fan fiction

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 :)"

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

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

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