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)

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...

I've seen ocs that have pink and green hair and I'm like what the frick dude

My leader cat OC starstarstar is purple, frostfrost, another one of my OCs is neon blue, neonleaf is grey witha huge neon green stripe and peppertuft has pink eyes!

and I love my precious beans! ~starfluff

2 Don't use star as a prefix

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.

3 Give them some flaws

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

Agreed

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 - Emberflight_of_StormClan

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

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

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.

This is so common in Mary sues

Firestar...!

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

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

Whoa hammerclaw?!

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

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.

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

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

8 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!

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

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.

10 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

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

The Newcomers

? Think out of the box

Be creative! - Scootermcpeanuts

? Don't make them always angry/sad

The Contenders

11 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. - Scootermcpeanuts

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

12 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

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

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

14 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.

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

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

Moon should never be used.My friend(I am looking at yoshi,that green dino! )even uses it.But the moon is very symbolic to the clans.The moon shines as a full moon at gatherings,there is the moonstone or moonpool,etc.Unless this isn't the case,just don't.Also,a cresent moon on the forehead won't ever happen,unless it is a birthmark,but even then,What Are The Chances? Now we come to sun-.Just don't.There isn't any way that a cat will look like a miniature cat like sun.Unless someone paints it neon yellow,which is cruel.Also,the sun up close is actually red,and if cats ever were to know that(they won't,sadly.then I would never see another sunstar,which is too common for me),then it would be more unreasonably used.Instead of sun,use fire or flame.Instead of moon,use night,or(if there is no shadow clan)shadow.When Erin hunter(wait,the erins)used moon,they admitted it was a mistake of theirs.Hope this helps!

15 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.

16 Be creative

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&

17 Give him/her a name that matches their personality/physical look
18 Don't give him/her accessories (collars, earrings, bracelets etc)

That would make them tow legs

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

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

20 Be original

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

21 Don't Make Weird Suffixes Like Grayscale or Margoildpath

Just be simple

22 Never give them powers
23 Don't be afraid to be creative with names

There are no set names for cats. I'm not saying name a warrior Lilly or Perfect. Stick to the normal prefix'suffix names but don't just name your oc Dark'fur. Instead call it something like Dusk'Stripe or instead of Swift'Heart name them Rabbit'Leap (Since rabbits are pretty fast.)

24 Don't name them something like superawesome or something

Just do not cause that is boringy

25 Be creative with colors and patterns

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

26 Don't make their names illogical

For example Appleclaw or Sorrowear. These names don't even make sense. You need a name that fits your character

27 Give them a not too sad backstory

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

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 - Yellowfang103

28 Don’t name your oc after other things, like MLP
29 Don’t make them be so weak and sweet that they are a burden.
30 Nothing should be added to your character that doesn’t have a purpose.
31 Let them live for awhile

It would be weird if they lived forever I know misty star is a cat that lives forever but seriously.

32 Give them at least one bad trait

Give them more than one trait if they have more than one good trait

33 Do not make them perfect

Add some flaws in your oc

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