Top Ten Warriors Cats Cliches

Even though we love the Warriors series, it does get a little repetitive, doesn't it?

The Top Ten

1 Forbidden Love

This list is so bad like seriously I just finished writing about the flaws In a list just like this. It's a list called top ten things wrong with warrior cats if you really need an explanation (and I know there are some gay ships but not enough.)

I swear, the Erins must really think forbidden love is "cute" to the point of doing it over and over. And don't pull out that "young love" garbage, because if none of these cats can hold up the Warrior Code, then they don't even deserve to be Clan cats. They can be Loners/Kittypets and do all the "forbidden love" they want.

I don't find it "cute" how many cats actually care more about their love lives than the good of their Clan(s). You need to focus on surviving and protecting your Clan members, not going around with your tails intertwined together with some random tom.

The Erins seriously need to stop it with this "forbidden love" trope. They must have some irritating obsession over it or something.

And can we ever get any more female cats that DON'T want a mate and/or is not "lovestruck"?

Part of why in my opinion, the series went downhill. - InfinateSuperstorm

2 Most of the Cats Are Related to Tigerstar, and Are Evil

Well actually Scourge is Squirrelfight's uncle so he is Bramblestar's uncle in law so he is Tigerstar's brother in law. He also is related to Hawkfrost but that's all. And Not all the cats are evil including the half of thunderclan he is related to so

True, can we get an evil character in Firestar's family tree already? maybe Lionblaze could've been it for a while. - subscribe2pewdiepie

How is Tawnypelt evil?! - IcetailofWishClan

Only Hawkfrost was evil - FinlandSkywalker

3 Everybody Training In the Dark Forest

Is super overused and got old really quickly

Brambleclaw was training in the dark forest for some time, and we were curious as to where his loyalties lied. Then, it got even more interesting when Ivypool joined the Dark Forest.

4 The Cat With 100 Kits

You mean ferncloud?

There's Snowbird, who had 9 kits

Actually this are real cats. Humans today have one or wo kids, but in normally wise she-cats should have one Litter pro year if shes able to have Thema.

Although this one tends to bother me less than others, there's characters like Ferncloud, Daisy and Sorreltail who are always in the nursery.

5 Kits That Look Nothing Like Their Parents

Guys. They're cats and are fighting, eating mice. How do you think they're smart enough to know GENETICS?

Actually Dovewing and Ivypool could've been genetically correct! But I agree. How did Brambleclaw not notice that the kit's weren't his?

I agree with this, the only one of Leafpool's kits that looks like the parents is Hollyleaf. - Silvermoon77

This annoyed me, when a cat randomly gets black fur when his parents are brown and white

6 The One Arrogant Clanmate


There's always someone isn't there? Foxheart, (Yellowfang's Secret) Dustpelt, etc.

This does annoy me a lot. Thistleclaw, Tigerclaw, Dustpelt, Rainflower (UGGH! ), Foxheart, Darktail (Sharpclaw kind of), etc. - Warriorcats

7 The Cats That Were Discarded or Unused

Hollyleaf was a good example of laziness. But at least they gave her a side story. Spottedleaf didn't become important until she died, and so on. Really, Erins?

HOLLYLEAF WASN'T A LAZY ADDITION, SHE WAS COOL AND INTERESTING. But I agree...Hazeltail, Mousewhisker, Lilyfall and her kits, Brightheart's new litter, MOLEPAW, etc

Leafshade, Ambermoon, Snowbush, Molepaw, Foxleap, Icecloud, etc.

8 All the Cats That Look the Same

Why not a tortoiseshell-tabby? - IcetailofWishClan

The most used looks in the Warriors series are as follows: orange tabby, tortoiseshell, gray, etc. Why not have more hairless cats like Rock?

How about more black cats, huh?

There should be more white and brown patched cats. They're not used often!

9 Badgers

So many cats, even in the first series, were killed by badgers. Let us not forget the amazingly tragic death of Cinderpelt, ThunderClan's med cat.

Not all badgers are bad, just see what Midnight has to tell you.

BADGERS ARE EVIL! Chant it with me! Badgers are evil! Badgers are evil?

Let's not forget that Midnight is a badger, too.

10 ThunderClan are Heroes

Riverclan and Windclan need more spotlight.
Speaking of Windclan, it's like they're almost always hidden in the shadows, like they're not "cool" or "special" enough to be shown more often as other clans (which are mainly Shadow/ThunderClan).

I love cats from Thunderclan, but they do too much good stuff, they need some flaws, sorry.

"Thunderclan are the good guys and Shadowclan are the bad guys" cliche. Why is Shadowclan always put in a bad light?

"Shadow" or "darkness" does not instantly mean they're evil.

And the other two clans (River and Wind) need more spotlight. The book series isn't called "Thunder(clan) Warriors"...

Always. There never seems to be any flaws with this clan because they're all heroes in one way or another.


The Newcomers

? Bringing Back the Dark Forest

Their GONE!

The Contenders

11 ThunderClan Cannot Keep Med Cats

Basically they're all forced to become med cats:

Ever notice how ThunderClan cannot keep med cats? Spottedleaf, Yellowfang, and Cinderpelt all died not long after being in the books.

Well surely they can't keep their med cats from FALLING IN LOVE

They're effed up

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12 Firestar x Spottedleaf

I totally hate this ship

Such a disgusting ship that literally had no chemistry at all.

Firestar, just get over Spottedleaf. Just...please. Just do it. She's dead, she was never an important cat to the series...while Sandstorm has gone through so much for you. "Sandstorm, you will never be my second, only my first." (That's not an actual quote) Everyone can see you didn't mean that, Firestar. Just ditch the tortoiseshell, for Llama God's sake!


Watch Moonkitti:
“Sandstorm is upset that I didn’t bring her along”
“Sandstorm, who’s that? She’s your apprentice right? ”

13 Mary Sues

I hate Firestar

Dovewing: *exists*
Fandom: UGH SHE'S SUCH A MARY SUE! 1! 1 - RoseWeasley

Ugh, I just hate Mary Sues/Gary Stus. They seem to make the story or roleplay boring and are practically the same.
Tabby with special eyes, bullied as a kit, prophecy about them, forbidden relationships, not being caught breaking the code becoming leader, never dying...
When will we get a story about a normal warrior who has to do warrior things, like hunt for the Clan and fight foxes and not become leader or whatever?


14 Boring Villain

This is one of the many reasons I prefer Wings of Fire.

Apart maybe, Sol or Scourge, the Warrior Cats villains are a bit cliched. Classic Warriors villain; They're toms, Cruel, Power hunger (Usually wants to take over the whole forest), only cares about fighting and being the strongest, doesn't care about anyone else and shows no personality outside of being evil. Let see who falls under these rules; Tigerstar, Hawkfrost, Brokenstar, Brokenstar, Darktail, Slash, One-eye etc.

Let's just, quite a lot. - Miststar

Yeah, Darktail is probably one of the best villains and he had a super stupid backstory. But he's still like EVERY OTHER VILLAIN! Actually Mapleshade is the best now that I think about. She's definitely different and doesn't seek power.

Yeah, it's not that they're 'boring', it's just that they are evil for dumb ( or no ) reasons. I love Mapleshade because she actually has a complex, through-and-through backstory of love. That's basically it for females. While in males, it's Brokenstar, Thistleclaw, Tigerstar, Hawkfrost, Darktail, One-eye, Slash, Redwillow, Scourge, etc. The only other female villain I can think of is Bee from Dawn of the Clans who I don't really count as one of the biggest antagonists. Just like, take over the Clans, be the strongest, kill all the good guys, train evil cats... I guess some minor " villains " could be Roach and Sleekwhisker, followers of Darktail. And I'm pretty sure they're both female. Although... I feel like Darktail makes Tigerstar look bad. What if they were in battle with each other?

15 Silver Tabby with Blue Eyes

Ugh, this is so annoying! - InfinateSuperstorm

Omsc most annoying thing ever. The most beautiful she-cats are always the silver tabbies with blue eyes. Feathertail, Silverstream, etc. And then almost every fanfiction out there has a main character that's a silver tabby and their names are things like Moon-something or Spirit-something or Dream-something. Tortoiseshells and black cats are just as beautiful, you all.

It isn't even genetically possible

It’s called Silverstream Syndrome.

16 Shadowclan is Evil

It would be cool to get a story where ThunderClan and ShadowClan team up to fight some outside force. - SurcaneWolf

None of the clans are really "evil". - InfinateSuperstorm

Let's just say this is all according to Thunderclan. Because Thunderclan has their very big share of evil cats. Bigger then Shadowclan!

They have Shadow in the name, so they have to be evil! they don't.

17 Cats Excluded and Included in the Allegiances

Rosetail was not listed in Into the Wild and Smokepaw was listed as an apprentice THREE BOOKS AFTER HE FALLS OFF A CLIFF

I think that there should be a kit section in the allegiances. It would take ages and would be useless because kits grow up so fast in the books... but we have an apprentice section and they also go into another rank in six moons and a kit section would make it easier for people so you don’t have to go scouting in the books because you just couldn’t remember that book where that one character is a kit. My fanfiction allegiances have it, so why not the official books. to be honest, if you know your characters well, it should / will be easy to add kits! #JusticeForKits

18 The obligatorily famine/drought/ disease/two-leg invasion/fire the cats have to deal with in every single book.

Well, Those are all problems that usually happen. I can say that they do get boring, but still. They don’t always deal with those problems.

19 Disabilities!

I know. One normal cat for once as well. No powers. No secret identities. No special destinies.

I WANT A MUTE CAT! There I said it. - But really, it's always something like a damaged leg or something. Yeah Jayfeather was blind but he ha powers! I would like to see a story about a mute warrior that DOESN'T have any powers to make up for it.

20 Medicine Cats Falling in Love

Oh my gosh, if this happens one more time, GET RID OF THAT RULE.

21 All medicine cats are good and not evil

Some people would consider hawkheart of being evil because he killed moonflower, but to be honest even though killing her was too far, had every right to attack her. I mean she was DESTROYING the herb supplies!

Like, why does this happen! A evil medicine cat would be so intresting!

My OC I made up:
Shadestripe, a black she-cat with green eyes.
Backstory: Shadestripe, a cat in ThunderClan (lol), 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 than 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 than joins the DF.
The End

22 The Leader Always Picks the Less Experienced Cat for a Deputy

Lol this is so true


So true...

23 Main Character is Always Leader

Brambleclaw, Firestar, Squirrelflight will be leader and so on and so forth

In almost every fanfiction I've read this happens
- Primrosetail

Period. {super additions don't count}

24 Ships that Will Never Happen

Scourge x Ashfur
Mapleshade x Sol
Bluestar x Hollyleaf - Likera

Most of those ships are with dead cats,why ship dead cats.

For example: ashfur and scourge

25 Prophecy and Dumb Stuff

The wonderful rainbow will vanquish all the dumb and evil stuff! 1! 1! 1

26 If Your Prefix Is Snow, You're Most Likely To Die

It just occurs to me that a lot of cats who died have the prefix 'Snow'.

-Others I can't think of

Geez, who's next?

27 Cats Having Amber or Blue Eyes

It's almost always amber or blue. Give us some more eye colors! - InfinateSuperstorm

Why can you have green or yellow eyes, there just as pretty...

Why was this so common? Maybe it was an author's favorite colors.

28 No Twoleg Notices When They Run a Cat Over with a Car

Yeah its weird

29 Multiple Cats are Into The Main Character

Not too much of a cliche, but...
Firestar - Spottedleaf(?), Sandstorm and Cinderpelt
Bramble did only have Squirrelflight, but Squirrel had Ash head over heels for her
Dovewing - Bumblestripe and Tigerheart

There's probably more.

30 Awesome Kittypets

Not that it's bad

It annoys me when Thunderclan even says bad stuff about but the whole of Thunderclan is half kittypet.

31 In ThunderClan, All the Young Cats Die

What about Hollytuft, her brother, and her sister? - IcetailofWishClan

Do any of you still realize that Cloudtail, Brightheart, Brackenfur, Greystripe, Sandstrom and others are still alive? I am not trying to be mean, but some cats have to die. - Silvermoon77

32 Prophecies

I mean, like, ALL the mains have to be included in a prophecy of some sort... ~flutterkit

33 Riverclan is a Reincarnation of Leopardclan
34 Pointless Deaths

Cough every kit Cough

35 Overpowered Cats

When cats take down foxes or eagles. Sorry mate, it's just not happening.

36 Evil Tom Cats

Yes! Can we please have a few more evil she-cats? Toms aren't the only ones who can be bad! - Lightfang

Look at all of these evil tom cats

Tigerstar, Ashfur, Clawface, Brokenstar, Scourge, Bone, Breezepelt, Darktail, Hawkfrost, Darkstripe, Oneeye, Thistleclaw and Tigerheart (if you consider him evil.)

We need more evil shecats like Mapleshade!

37 Windclan is Nice and Kind of Weak

They r not! One star many times has tried to point this out to Firestar. I love Firestar, though don’t get me wrong. But WindClan can be mean and strong about AT LEAST HALF THE TIME

38 No normal cat as main character

Seriosly. Not every main character should have powers. But I do love the books so...

39 Good vs Evil
40 Dovewing Forgetting About Pouncekit and Lightkit


41 Good Always Wins!

It would be probably be more interesting if a villain won for a change.

42 WindClan is ignored
43 Windclan Leaders Live Forever

Seriously. wc has 4 leaders in the time shc as at least 9

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