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

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

Will they ever stop with these "Forbidden Love" stories. - LedgerDraven

And they're always ThunderClan x Anyone But Sky or ShadowClan!

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

How is Tawnypelt evil?! - IcetailofWishClan

Only Hawkfrost was evil - FinlandSkywalker

Tawnypelt and Mothwing aren't evil!

His kits: Tawnypelt, Brambleclaw, Hawkfrost, Mothwing, (their dead brother). His grandkits: Flametail, Dawnpelt, Tigerheart.

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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.

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.

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5 The One Arrogant Clanmate

Well, we gotta have conflict somewhere!

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

6 Kits That Look Nothing Like Their Parents

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

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

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

Yeah! Hollyleaf looked like her dad a little, but Jayfeather looked nothing like Crowfeather or Leafpool, though, he did look a bit like Ashfoot...Crowfeather's mother...Lionblaze looked a little like Leafpool.

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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!

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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.

Cinder pelt, Molepaw, etc?

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

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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).

"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"...

Yes, we NEED a book that is focused on the other clans. Riverclan and Windclan are really neglected. Also what is it with the "Thunderclan are the Best" theme. When we finally get povs in other clans there should be another perspective where they are viewed as weak

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

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The Contenders

11 ThunderClan Cannot Keep Med Cats

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

They're effed up

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

Med cats broken the code:

Leafpool: most likely the worst one


Spottedleaf almost did

Goosefeather: attacked Stormkit

12 Firestar x Spottedleaf

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

I totally hate this ship

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 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?

14 Mary Sues

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?


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.

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17 Cats Excluded and Included in the Allegiances

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

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

18 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.

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

Lol this is so true


So true...

20 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}

21 Medicine Cats Falling in Love
22 The obligatorily famine/drought/ disease/two-leg invasion/fire the cats have to deal with in every single book.
23 Prophecy and Dumb Stuff

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

24 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?

25 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.

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

Yeah its weird

27 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.

28 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

29 Ships that Will Never Happen

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

For example: ashfur and scourge

30 Prophecies

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

31 Riverclan is a Reincarnation of Leopardclan
32 Pointless Deaths

Cough every kit Cough

33 Overpowered Cats

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

34 Evil Tom Cats

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!

35 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

36 All medicine cats are good and not evil

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

37 No normal cat as main character

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

38 Good vs Evil
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1. Forbidden Love
2. Most of the Cats Are Related to Tigerstar, and Are Evil
3. Everybody Training In the Dark Forest
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2. The One Arrogant Clanmate
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