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"?

The amount of forbidden love stories in Warriors is Too Damn High!

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

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.

Is super overused and got old really quickly

4 The Cat With 100 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.

There's Snowbird, who had 9 kits

You mean Ferncloud?

5 The One Arrogant Clanmate

*Spoiler! *

Sorry to tell you this, but Berrynose does eventually become deputy to Bramblestar, even though Squirrelflight is still alive...

THANK YOU! Whoever said that about Berrynose! You are now my favorite! IT FEELS LIKE NO ONE HAS READ THE BROCKEN CODE! People read it!

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

Berry nose does he get to be deputy

6 Kits That Look Nothing Like Their Parents

Genetics don't matter in warrior cats, why should they, it's all about liking the books!

So true! Like Jayfeather, Leafpool, Cinderpelt, Dovewing, Tawnypelt e.t.c

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?

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?

Yasss you hear about a cat then there just gone!

SWIFTPAW! - ChickenQueen

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

8 All the Cats That Look the Same

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!

Why not a tortoiseshell-tabby? - IcetailofWishClan

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 Cannot Keep Med Cats

Basically they're all forced to become med cats:

Ok,no. Leafpool WANTED TO be a med cats. Also, Yellofang, Alderheart, WWORK WITH ME HERE! - ChickenQueen

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

The Contenders

11 ThunderClan are Heroes

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

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

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).

Thunderclan really annoys me because of this.

12 Boring Villain

The ONLY girl villain is MAPLESHADE, and at least she had a REASON! - ChickenQueen

They're all so 2d. They're all greedy,cold,cruel,ambitious and power-hungry

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

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

13 Mary Sues

I hate Firestar

Like fire star

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

Can Erin PLease add a baddass? - ChickenQueen

14 Firestar x Spottedleaf

First,it's technically pedophilia. Firepaw was so much younger. Think of it as a 40 year old dating a 14 year old.
Second,she was a MED CAT. She cannot have a mate or kits.
Third,It barely had any development. Most likely,it was lust over love,as they barely talked.
Also Firestar still trying to choose over Sandstorm and Spottedleaf,and him always describing her "sweet scent"

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!


15 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.

I mean...every story needs a conflict,but it's mostly these. I never see bears,or wolves,or secret assassins and spies being the cause.


16 Silver Tabby with Blue Eyes

Being a silver tabby with blue eyes doesn't make you "prettier" than other cats. - InfinateSuperstorm

Millie,Feathertail and Silverstream,whom in Clan beauty standards,were considered gorgeous

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

17 Shadowclan is Evil

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

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

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

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

18 Cats Excluded and Included in the Allegiances

Yes! Whenever a leader annonces "A new litter has been born to Blahblah", I literally ALWAYS lose my spot searching, and combing through the dang Allegiances, looking for the darn kits names! - ChickenQueen

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

19 Medicine Cats Falling in Love

To be honest,it doesn't bother me,and it annoys me for people to get mad. You can't help falling in love,or withholding certain emotions.

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

20 Main Character is Always Leader

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

Almost true

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

Period. {super additions don't count}

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

Yeah most PEOPLE stop and try to HELP the cats they SLAUGHTERED. - ChickenQueen

Yeah its weird

That is weird

22 Good vs Evil

Sometimes the other side is not necessarily evil! They have their beliefs. But noo,it's always 'they're so cruel! they're so evil! 11! 1'

23 Disabilities!

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.

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

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

Lol this is so true


Ok not very smart

So true...

25 Ships that Will Never Happen

Scourge x Ashfur
Mapleshade x Sol
Bluestar x Hollyleaf - Likera

For example: ashfur and scourge

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

26 Prophecy and Dumb Stuff

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

27 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?

28 Evil Tom Cats

Barely any she-cats are the villain. The most notable one is Mapleshade

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!

29 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

30 No normal cat as main character

It's always powers,prochecies and stopping calamities with the main character. No normal life

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

31 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.

32 Good Always Wins!

Yeah! A villain rules the clans and kills many cats (except Graystripe&Ivypool) but finally, after like 4 books, a hero rises up and defeats the villain! - ChickenQueen

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

That's not how it always works in real life.

33 Cats Having Amber or Blue Eyes

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

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

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

34 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.

35 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


36 Prophecies

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

37 Riverclan is a Reincarnation of Leopardclan
38 Pointless Deaths

Cough every kit Cough

39 Overpowered Cats

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

40 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

41 Dovewing Forgetting About Pouncekit and Lightkit


42 WindClan is ignored
43 Windclan Leaders Live Forever

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

44 Bringing Back the Dark Forest

Their GONE!

45 Bramblestar Loving Jesse
46 Anticlimactic Deaths
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