Top Ten Warrior Cats That Should Be Leaders


The Top Ten

1 Graystripe (Graystar)

I love Graystripe! I think he is the best! I have every Warrior book and the first book I read (into the wild) I liked Graystripe from the start. I think without Graystripe, Firestar would have never been able to as much stuff as he did. Graystripe helped and he broke the Warrior Code only because he followed his heart to be with Silverstream. Anyway he would have made a great leader! He is funny, easygoing, and loving. I think he is also one of the bravest and strongest. Look what he went through to get back to his forest home and his beloved clan. Graystripe has earned his place as leader. Yeah Graystripe!

A noble friend to Firestar, the first cat from the forest Firestar ever met when he leaped out of his kittypet nest. They had their warrior vigil together, found out the truth about Redtail together, (including Ravenpaw) saved Windclan's tails together, met Silverstream together when Graystripe almost drowned, saw Bluestar's death together, went on missions together, and most of all, fought Bloodclan off, TOGETHER. No, this wasn't all Firestar, it was Graystripe too. Without Graystripe, Firestar could not have done half this stuff, and without Graystripe, Firestar would have probably been killed by Tigerstar. I even MISSED a couple of things they did together, but I'm to tired to list all of them, haha. Graystripe would have made a AMAZING, incredible, leader.

Graystripe, the first clan cat we ever met. He was Firestar's first friend, and Firestar's closest friend. He was deputy long before Brambleclaw was, and yet, somehow we ended up with Bramblestar. When Graystripe "came back from the dead", Brambleclaw remained the deputy, though if you think about it, Graystripe was technically still the deputy, since he never died or gave up his position. On the other hand, though, currently Graystripe is an elder. If he had become leader, for all we know, he may have lost his lives very fast because he was older and weaker. Then if you look at Bramblestar, he is young, strong, and everything that a leader should be. Do you think that Graystripe could really be leader? Maybe he should have been, and he has more than proven his loyalty to ThunderClan, but I feel that things are better with Bramblestar instead.

I agree! :3 Graystripe is loyal and strong. He totally would be understanding and I personally think h would be a great leader Sure he broke the warrior code, BUT THAT WAS ONLY ONCE...AND FOR GREAT REASON! other clan leaders did way worse..-flashback to tigerstar-...OH GOD I SOUD SO BE A YOUTUBER! O-O

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2 Whitestorm (Whitestar)

Whitestorm was a brave and loyal cat, and would give his life for ThunderClan without question. Why did he have to die? He was fierce and proud, strong and courageous. If he had become leader of ThunderClan, he would make ThunderClan so strong, they could take on the whole of ShadowClan at its strongest in their own camp! Whitestar would have apprentices train hard, and warriors defend the Clan with not only tooth and claw, but loyalty and bravery. Two words people... GO WHITESTORM!

There was almost no cat I ever respected more than Whitestorm. He was a conscientious apprentice, like Brackenpaw (fur), he was a great hunter and fighter, and he had a very good temperament. He was one of the noblest cats ever to exist. I can't compare anybody with anybody else, because I'd feel bad saying Whitestorm is superior to Firestar, Bluestar, Hollyleaf, Lionblaze, etc. I'm saying that he was so wise, respected, calm, fair; he would have been a legendary leader. He wasn't jealous at all when many cats were made deputy instead of himself, and he died as he lived, battling to save the clans from the dreadful BloodClan. His last noble words chose Graystripe as ThunderClan's deputy, telling Firestar to trust his heart. He would have led nine lives out in peace, nobility, and respect for everything: the warrior code, other cats, their opinions, and wise judgment. When Whitestorm died, I cried like a kit wailing for its lost mother because I respected and admired him so much. He ...more

He was...
1. Loyal
2. Smart
3. Strong
4. Kind
So if you love Whitestorm and you wish he never died please vote for Whitestorm to be number one.

Whitestorm would be the best leader ever! Why did he have to die,

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3 Brackenfur (Brackenstar)

I remember when Brackenfur was an apprentice. He was smart and kind and a great apprentice of Graystripe. He never complained that Graystripe was never there for him and he was always a great warrior. He definitely should have been Bramblestar's deputy, but then again, I'm not leader. Of that Clan anyway... Laugh out loud.

Okay, so you have Brackenfur, the noble senior warrior, loyal and clever, saved Firestar's pelt once, always there for Firestar, then you have Brambleclaw, the ambitious inexperienced warrior whose loyalties are torn in two, always contradicting Firestar, and starting a quarrel with Firestar's daughter. Who do you chose as deputy? That's what I thought.

Gosh was I mad when Firestar chose Brambleclaw as deputy.

Dislike all you want. Your opinion is yours, and the same goes for me.

He is a very good and consistent warrior. - l9me

I personally think Brackenfur would have made a better deputy than Bramblestar AND Squirrelflight. Bramblestar is a hypocrite, "Oh, I'm going to prove that I am nothing like my father by training with my father! 1111", and Squirrelflight just doesn't deserve her position, despite her being my favorite character. Brackenfur is so loyal, and would sacrifice himself for his clan, no doubt. His life was pretty crappy, too. He was kidnapped by Shadowclan with Cinderkit (pelt) and taken hostage, his sister died protecting his mate while she kitted, his mother stayed with the other elders and didn't travel to the lake, and his other sister, Brightheart, got that terrible scar. I could go on and on, but I just don't have the time. Poor Brackenfur.

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4 Hollyleaf (Hollystar) Hollyleaf (Hollystar) 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 .

It was such a shame she had to die. Bramblestar probably would have chosen her instantly to be deputy if she'd lived. She would have been such a good deputy, and in my opinion would have made the whole patrol system for ThunderClan a lot more efficient. And if she became leader she would have put her training plan into action, the one where you focus on hunting, then fighting, then miscellaneous things like patrolling and such. I know Cinderheart said it probably wasn't a good idea but I think it is. She would never have let her Clan down, and although I have nothing against Firestar she wouldn't let so many kittypets and such into the Clan. It's against the warrior code! I don't care if she wasn't one of the Three- she definitely had more power than normal Clan cats! R.I. P :'(

Hollyleaf is one of my favourite characters. When she came back she seemed so understanding and so mature. She was better than all of the Three (Four) combined. She understood what Ivypool was going through and helped her, she was more of a sister to Ivypool than Dovewing, that's for sure! She also helped out with border patrols, I agree with some other people that Bramblestar would have probably chosen Hollyleaf to become deputy. He chose Squirrelflight to say 'sorry,' what better way to say sorry than to choose Hollyleaf his fake daughter! It would not only be saying sorry to Squirrelflight, but also to Leafpool and Lionblaze, Jayfeather and Hollyleaf. Hollyleaf was one of my favourite characters and one she deserves her wish to come true, she wanted to be leader! If you have read the Power of the Three then you would know that Hollyleaf wanted to become powerful, not in an ambitious way, but to help her clanmates and to follow the Warrior Code, she tried to be a medicine-cat but ...more

Hollyleaf was really smart so if she were leader she would know what to do, she always stuck to the warrior code and in order to lead a noble clan the leader must stick to the warrior code, and she just really deserved it. Hollyleaf would have made the perfect leader. You are awesome Hollystar!

Yes she deserves to be leader even though she doesn’t have powers (stupid dovewing) GO HOLLYLEAF

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5 Lionblaze (Lionstar)

Yes, he would have made for a good leader but can we think about it a bit more please? He is rash when it comes to decisions concerning those he cares about and, though it's a somewhat sweet thing to think about, it wouldn't do. Seriously, he doesn't think too much before he jumps into battle, or when doing anything actually. Remember that time he was like; Nope, I'm not going to retaliate while this cat attacks me so I can prove to my one true love Cinderheart that I want to be with her. Yes, cute and all but not a great quality. Second, he'd be OP as SHT! Awesome if you want a cliché leader who can't be killed and great if you're in ThunderClan but stupid for the other Clans and BORING to read. ThunderClan would win every battle he fought in, or almost every one at least.

For those that say Lionblaze is too "overpowered to be leader, he really isn't. He is NOT, invincible. Before he knew of the prophecy, he was injured, and he can choose to take injuries. My guess is that he is probably less resistant to other forces of nature, because nothing comes and goes without balance.

Enough of that rant, he's brave, loyal, fearless thoughtful, kind, caring, and other such traits. He really developed during the OOTS arc, taking more of a leadership role in things. His strength in battle means he will always fight alongside his clan.

I honestly thought he would be chosen as deputy when Firestar died.. Plus he's pretty much already invincible, so if he had nine lives he would prabably lived twice as long as Tallstar did.

Lionblaze would make a great leader!

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6 Stonefur (Stonestar)

Stonefur is awesome! He shouldn't have died! It was an unfair fight and Tigerstar just killed him because he was 'half clan' but the real reason was because Tigerstar needed an excuse to kill thw only brave, strong, and courageous cats. - XxRosefirexX

Stonefur would have been a perfect leader he was wise, courageous, and never deserved to die. 'You should have been leader Stonestar!

He is determined. I think he could become leader, but cats would blame him for being half-clan and for living within the Tribe. He is also a good guy. (Like Scourge) He is like Winston Churchill. (I compare Scourge to Adolf Hitler.)

Stonefur was one of the best cats in the series, and one of the four cats whose deaths made me cry (Stonefur,Whitestorm,Silverstream,and Honeyfern). He was honestly so loyal to his clan, why didn't Crookedstar make him deputy instead of Leopardstar? I love Stonefur so much, he deserved to become a leader.

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7 Oakheart (Oakstar)

Oakheart would've been a great leader. He was a great mate to Bluestar and they should've been together. Also, he was really kind and supportive to Crookedstar, who was hated by their mother.

Oakheart would've been an amazing leader for Riverclan.

Oakheart would have mad a good leader, Bluestar choose a good mate and Oakheart had the makings of a warrior and a good personality. He would have made a good leader.

I rely wish that oak would be leader... he's such a good brother! mate! friend! I wish he dident die and then when crrokedstar became leader he said: I wish oakheart was here to see this

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8 Ivypool Ivypool

Ivypool is so the best cat ever she risked her life every night for her clan and supported her sister even through her jealousy and never told about her and tigerheart (the best couple ever)

Disagree with the tigerheart thing, Hawkfrost is better but the rest I totally agree with! - Catsarah123

I think she is very intelligent. She knows hardship, and I think she got very wise after the whole dark forest thing... I don't think she has anymore jealousy towards her sister, too. Also, I think she is very, very brave.

Love Ivypool. True, she joined Dark Forest but... who wouldn't do that if everyone ignores her? Plus, she showed to be loyal to her sister and Clan, despite her small arguments. Every leader should experience being both ignored and loved by every cat.

Ok, this has taken a lot of thought as I couldn't decide who I wanted to be leader more, ivypool or lionblaze. So my final decision is Ivypool, she would make a great leader as she is kind, brave, determined, and loyal. Ivypool would show cats that just because you did something wrong, doesn't mean you can't make it right agian, Like this if your with me! Go Ivystar!

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9 Ashfoot (Ashstar)

She would be WAY WAY WAY WAY better than onestar. - l9me

I completely agree! She was always one of my favorite minor roles (not a minor cat: just a minor role) when I was reading the books. She's Crowfeather's mother, isn't she? I love Crowfeather, and I feel so bad for him. :( I also like the idea of Brakenfur being ThunderClan leader.

She is so nice and kind. Ashfoot is also so pretty. She would make a wonderful leader!

How did she even die?

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10 Crowfeather (Crowstar)

Despite how some people might see Crowfeather as a grumpy, difficult cat, I strongly believe he does not deserve that kind of stereotype.

Crowfeather, at his best, is a loyal, brave, considerate cat who would put his life on the line for those he cares about. After the journey, after he went through all the hardship regarding Feathertail's death, he still really contributed to his Clan, like when he took down that huge bird while hunting.

He also is a cat to take charge in controversial situations such as Onestar's leadership, where he stood up and spoke his opinion and supported not just his leader, but Brambleclaw. He also speaks his opinion very much and is not afraid to say what he feels, which could become useful as a leader in a way. He is a logical cat, in situations also.

Crowfeather has also faced a lot of adversity and hardship that gives him experience. His littermates had died, and Feathertail, the one cat who really knew him, just suddenly died, which ...more

Crowfeather is definitely the best choice for the next WindClan deputy. He's been through so much, and suffered more than most other cats. He's smart, brave, loyal and has had to sacrifice a lot for his Clan. He also went on the journey to the sun-drown-place and he's trained like three apprentices! He may not have the kindest outward personality, but he has a truly good heart. As deputy, it would be kind of like what Leafstar said about Sharpclaw - he's stubborn and would be a "challenging presence" at his leader's side, unafraid to speak his mind when he disagrees. As leader, he would be wise and thoughtful, though obviously stubborn, which can be a good trait! - Ghostface

Interesting thing about Crowfeather is despite his grouchiness I do think that underneath it all he has a progress mind and has an instinct for what is right, he's angry because he's put into situations which conflict with his own morals his love for leafpool for example it doesn't matter to him what role she is in his mind that shouldn't matter, it's not that the code isn't bad but things like this have to be changed and adapted as times change, which I think he would know how to do very well, in a way he kind of reminds me of the first Doctor when he ran away from Gallifrey tired of old rules but knowing where those rules were important to follow.

Crowfeather's the new deputy!

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The Contenders

11 Cloudtail (Cloudstar)

Cloudtail was loyal. He cared for brightheart that poor cat. Do you really think that it matters if he did not care about the warrior code of not. He will always be a strong cat that really could be a leader.

Cloudtail would've not only be great to the plot, but he was loyal and cared about his clan. After he got stolen by twolegs, he listened to everything Fireheart/Firestar said. Also, I would've loved to see Princess's reaction to this. He was also great when Fireheart/Firestar, Sandstorm and he encountered the riverclan warriors in forest of secrets. During the fire, he recommended that he buried one of the elders that died in the fire. I think that he should've also become a warrior earlier than he did. I also love this because of the line in Fire And Ice "Maybe someday he'll become the leader and earn 9 lives" Princess said this when she brought cloudtail out when he was just a kit. Maybe Erin Hunter will make another series and Cloudtail will become leader! I hope she does.

He would be great as leader and he could have his mate, brightheart, as deputy.

He’s an amazing cat, honestly. He is leader material.

But it would be awkward at the nine lives ceremony

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12 Dovewing (Dovestar)

Flameheart how would you feel if your sister is getting so much attention from the person you look up to but he barely even speaks to you? Ivypool should have had Dovewing's power because at least she wouldn't have used it to spy on her ex and his life. What a drama queen. All she cares about is "Oh god! Two cats love me and I shouldn't even be with one at all! I'll choose the one who I shouldn't love! " I wish Mapleshade could just come back and rip out her intestines and slowly unravel them so I could hear her screaming...actually just kill her, I couldn't listen to her whining any longer. Ivypool or Hollyleaf should have got the power! Ivypool and Hollyleaf were more helpful than any of the three! Who got killed saving 'poor little dove's' sister? Who was the one who knew the dark forest cats plans already? Hollyleaf and Ivypool. Dovewing just cares about love and whining. I hope Erin kills her off soon. Such an immature little brat doesn't deserve any powers. Ivypool was just ...more

I really like Dovewing, I know her love life is a little to dramatic and contrived, but over all she's a good cat. I kind of hate the author for making her seem shallow and self-centred around toms. She struggles with the prophecy and really wants to let Ivypool in on it, so it's actually Jayfeather and Lionblaze's faults for forcing her to keep secrets from her sister and make her jealous. She's make a good leader, she's fair minded and rational, she has a few faults just like everyone else sure, but she's a great cat in general. - Songwind

I just don't feel like she has enough personality. I didn't really enjoy her character that much. I didn't agree with the decisions she made but I can see why she did. I also just wish she was stronger. It annoyed me how her sister could train in the Dark Forest, while she would whine about everything and wasn't even a really good warrior. I didn't hate her. I just didn't really like her. No hate please. - Lightningstar


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13 Redtail (Redstar)

I have to say he needs a chance, but now he is in star clan! CURSE YOU TIGERSTAR!

He should never had died he was a loyal deputy and would have made an outstanding leader if that jerk Tigerstar would have killed him. I kind of wish Ravenpaw would have said something to Bluestar about this topic...

Eh, my opinion is already number one so I'm going to give some love to Redtail. The poor guy would have probably been an AWESOME leader. He was just killed before his debut.

Redtail would of made a great leader. He was wise, loyal, and smart. It's a shame Tigerstar killed him.

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14 Feathertail (Featherstar)

This would've been interesting. She was a kind and understanding cat. I love Feathertail too, despite hating Crow X Feather. She would've lead her clan well. It makes me sad that she died. Although, she died for a prophecy from cats she didn't even know existed. She would sacrifice herself not just for her own clan, but for whatever clan needed her. Also, Featherstar sounds pretty cool.

She was so epic! She is: kind brave smart and over all EPIC! GO FEATHERSTAR!

Most amazing cat out of the Warriors series, not only is she pretty, she is smart and is willing to take risks for the well being of her clan! Featherstar all the way! - 26764

OHH! YAS! YAS! *screams for and hour* I LOVE! FEATHERTAIL I loved her since, THE DARKEST HOUR, She was so cute as an apprentince! and a great warrior! She should have had kits! Now this, would have been INTRESTING because she was peacefull towards, Crowfeather, Squirrleflight, Brambleclaw, Tawnypelt, and her brother of course, STORMFUR :D! that would have made PEACE with clans, She was so loyal (exspect she loves Crowfeather.) but other than that she was so loyal! Her mother was so! awesome! please MAKE HER LEADER SHE IS AWESOME :}

By, Hopestar

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15 Cinderheart (Cinderstar)

She is just plain Awesome

Perfect. She is noble strong and can use herbs in a greencough crisis - l9me

No! Is she was leader... Poor lionblaze... She would'nt has his little tiny kits!

She's great but...

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16 Mudfur (Mudstar)

You're thinking about Mudclaw there

No no no mudfur should in't of been deputy in the first place

But Mudfur is medicine cat


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17 Jayfeather (Jaystar) Jayfeather (Jaystar) Jayfeather is a character in the Warrior Cats series . He is part of The Three, along with Lionblaze and Dovewing, and has the power to read other cats' minds . He is blind .

Sure, he's a pretty epic cat and highly famed, but first off: HE IS A MEDICINE CAT. He refuses to become a warrior again, let alone become deputy! Plus, he's as blind as a bat! He would be absolutely useless in an invasion, and an easy target for even the youngest warrior. Not to be rude, but he is CRANKY, not wise, cranky. So, no. He would make a terrible leader.

Yes, yes, he's a very good cat with a big heart, However! He's a medicine cat, and cannot be a leader. Also he can't fight like a leader should be able to as a leader, what happens if a fight breaks out in the camp? Also he'd always need a cat with him to make sure he doesn't trip over something. He's a good cat and all, but definitely not leader material

Jayfeather is a MEDICINE CAT! He is BLIND and CAN NOT FIGHT. If he can't lead hunting patrols or lead his clan into battle he can't be a leader. Besides he is an AMAZING cat just how he is and can earn the respect of his clan mates by healing them and supporting them. - Moonblaze

Calm down, fangirls... and actually look at this guy's character traits - Talljake

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18 Russetfur (Russetstar)

Russetfur deserves to be leader because she stayed deputy for so long so she would have known what to do if she were leader and died fighting for her clan. Well, sometimes she was cranky but still, she was wise and would have made a great leader for ShadowClan.

Russetfur should have been, she may have been insolent but she would have led her Clan with dignity and pride. If she hadn't been so hungry for territory she could have been a great leader. But thanks to Lionblaze, that will never be a reality. Curse you Lionblaze!

When I heard from a friend she dies because of lionblaze, I literally grabbed a piece of paper, printed out a picture of lionblaze and chucked it in the fireplace. She was the best cat to be the leader of Shadowclan. She had the perfect personality to lead her clan. She was strong, independent and knew how to get what was best for her clan. If that meant getting more territory she would do her best. Lionblaze needs to be killed off for revenge.. *evil smile*

Screw Lionblaze I wish she became leader instead of Rowandoor

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19 Lionheart (Lionstar)

I loved Lionheart from the second I cracked open Into the Wild!

I love lionheart! So brave, noble, handsome. I have a crush on him. He would have made an excellent leader.

I don't need to say why. I think we all know how great he is. I wish was leader. He would be almost as great as Bluestar.

RULES! - TheRedstoneWiz

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20 Birchfall (Birchstar)

Birchfall was amazing. If I have to say something, he was a noble and courageous warrior. Putting his clan first was his idea and his only.

Brought joy into Ferncloud and Dustpelt's lives after Larchkit and Hollykit died. Great mate to Whitewing and sired two great warriors, Ivypool and Dovewing. Strong, wise and kind, would make a great leader.

I agree with birchfall being leader but then I want graystripe to be leader too! I can't decide can you guys help me?

He defiantly be a leader. but I'd rather have lionblaze as one.

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