Top 10 Saddest Warrior Cat BackstoriesThe Warriors series by Erin Hunter has been a massively huge hit. Although it is a children's book series, it covers topics such as racism, terrorism, communism, government problems, and more. So, of course, there just have to be some cats in the books that have been abused, traumatized, and more. Yet, Warriors also shows that good will always win in the end, no matter what is going on around us. And many of the cats listed have gone to become heroic figures-or, evil leaders.
Crookedstar was a RiverClan leader in the forest territories. He was born as Stormkit to Rainflower and Shellheart alongside his brother, Oakkit. Following an accident in which he broke his jaw, Stormkit was renamed Crookedkit at the request of Rainflower. She disowned him, leading to Crookedkit running away from the Clan. After returning, he was apprenticed as Crookedpaw to Cedarpelt. He was continually visited in his dreams by Mapleshade, who trained him and demanded he stay loyal to RiverClan above all else. ...read more.
I wish I could cast all 9 of my votes on Crookedstar or vote twice on different devices. Oh, Crookedstar. Just because his jaw was broken doesn't make him unable to lead. I wish Crookedstar didn't die so early.
My god, it was sad. There are so many characters that went through so much, but this seriously hits hard. He was manipulated by mapleshade, he lost his mate and two of his kids, and his mom disowned him because he was disabled? Istg rainflower disgusts me.
I could not cry more at the end of Crookedstar's Promise. Mapleshade actually didn't cause his family's death, she just knew that it was coming and wanted him to suffer just like she had. But man, it was SAD. His mother hated him when he broke his jaw, she gave him a literal retarded name, didn't let him sleep with he and Oakkit, his parents broke up, he had to wait to become a warrior, he was finally a warrior and he had a mate, but his parents died, his mate died, and two thirds of his kits died. Then I was actually sobbing when Crookedstar made a promise to Silverkit that he would always take care of her. Very, very sad.
He was mentally abused my his own mother calling him ugly, useless etc. He is permanently disfigured and his parent fought and broke up because of that. He was physically abused by Maple. She made him believe it's was his fault his mother, dad, leader, kits, brother, close friends deaths where his fault. He was rejected by his own clan at a young age. His brother and father tired to help him but where always busy training. His name was Stormkit but his mother changed it to 'suit him'. Crookedstars death was undoubtedly the saddest of all warriors.
This poor she-cat. How could her own Clan exile her when other Cats that fell in love with Cats from other Clans weren't exiled?
Mapleshade didn't deserve what StarClan made happen to her. She had kits with a RiverClan tom, and she was in ThunderClan! Ravenwing, the medicine cat, was watching and he told the leader. She then got exiled in the middle of a storm! StarClan-cursed be that leader, I hope! She then attempted to cross into RiverClan, but the flood caused her kits to drown. Poor Mapleshade didn't need to watch that and know she was helpless! Her mate, Appledusk, brought them to the camp and blamed their deaths on Mapleshade! What!? Isn't it the StarClan-cursed leader's fault? Next, Appledusk chose Reedshine over her! Some mate he is. Mapleshade, in her rage, killed Ravenwing and Appledusk. She was one of the most feared villains, and an apprentice killed her - Perchpaw. Then, she had to spend the rest of her life with no sleep, training Clan cats to become Dark Forest Warriors! Jeez! I hope this was helpful! -Creekglade (Limpcreek, renamed for broken leg).
Mapleshade is my number one favorite cat, her life goes like this: She had kits with a River clan warrior, even though she is in thunder clan. A cat was watching the kits meet their father from behind them, his name was Ravenwing, the medicine cat. He told the leader and she got exiled for having a mate in a different clan and for lying to the leader. In the middle of a storm. She tried to cross the River with her kits like she did before. But the River flooded sending the kits down to the bottom of the river…all three of her kits drowned. Her mate brought them to the clan, and she had to watch Appledusk blame the kits death on her and choose Reedshine over her. She got band from River clan too. She killed Ravenwing, Frecklewish and, Appledusk for her kits. Then gets killed by freaking Perchpaw! Next she got sent to the place with no stars.
Yes. She is my 3rd favorite character. Here is her horribly sad story: Has kits with a RiverClan warrior, everyone thinks their father is Birchface, Ravenwing spied on Mapleshade when she was talking to Appledusk and then Ravenwing snitched on her. Then she was betrayed by her friend, and then betrayed by her mentor, and then was exiled in a STORM. And then her three kits drowned, and then she had to watch Appledusk choose Reedshine over her. (by the way, Reedshine is my least favorite character). And then she was exiled by Darkstar, and then she still heard the screams of her kits at night, and then she was killed by STUPID PERCHPAW. And then she went to the Dark Forest. How is this not number one?
I actually think his siblings, mostly his sister, are the true villains. They were way too mean to him, and if they haven't then many cats would not have died. Also, I think his sister is the more evil one because she was the one who told Scourge that he'd be thrown in the river, which was a lie that prompted Scourge to run away, get mentally scarred, and go to twoleg place, which is what makes Scourge evil.
He has the saddest backstory which is why he is such a great cat.I love him and hate firestar. Like firestar defeats scourge ONLY because he has nine lives which I feel is cheating so firestar is pretty weak and WAY TOO perfect like too much and then scourge actually has feeling and flaws.
Poor Scourge. Poor Tiny. I mean- I feel him. Tiny as a kitten was taunted by his brother and sister, Socks and Ruby. They never let him play in any games because they thought he was "weak." After this happened, Tiny was convinced his mother favored his siblings over him. And that led to him running away. Two times. The first time, he left and climbed a stump, then return to his home. The second time, Tiny was found by a patrol. Bluefur (Later Bluestar), Thistleclaw, and Tigerpaw (later Tigerstar). Thistleclaw orders Tigerpaw to attack him. Bluefur told Tigerpaw to back off and that warriors don't kill. He indeed left Tiny alone but not before saying that Tiny would never forget him. Tiny never returned home, but left for the streets. He lies about fighting a dog, which makes him fight a real dog due to Bone's pleading. He wins and soon becomes the leader of the streets. He is visited by his old friend Tigerpaw who is then Tigerstar. He goes to the forest to help Tigerstar, then turn ...more
Yes yes, Scourge the evil villain. No. He was vunrable from open taunts from his siblings and never being really supported by his mother.
Yellowfang, poor old she-cat, deserves a break. Yellowfang's sad story happened when she loved Raggedstar. She was a medicine cat then, so that's bad. It got even sadder when she had to have her kits in the forest to stay undiscovered. She had three kits. Two died, which she named Wishkit and Hopekit. The other one, Brokenkit, became an evil cat. He killed his own father, Raggedstar, and became leader. He then banished his mother. Yellowfang soon killed her son using deathberries. Then, in StarClan, she was made to deliver prophecies and help Jayfeather. Give her a break, book! -Creekgadge of RiverClan
poor, poor, POOR YELLOWFANG! *sobbing for her* She didn't deserve what happened to her! She was my second fave medicine cat (number one being Cinderpelt) I loved her so much! She was grouchy but that's what made me laugh! She did what was best for the Clans throughout her whole life. My top three most hated leaders
2. Tigerstar the first
1. tie between the thunderclan leader in Mapleshade's vengeance (don't care to remember his name and FREAKING PINESTAR!
Yellowfang died early on in the series. She was one of the many victims of the fire, but we all can agree her death was the saddest out of all of them. She didn't need Brokenstar to pour all the blame on her. She made many bonds in ThunderClan, too. Firestar, Cinderpelt, many, many more. And it all started with a fight with a kittypet.
Her mate betrayed her. Her kit hated her. She lost two kits. She was blamed for two deaths she didn't do and her whole clan, even her parents, minus her siblings And I think her apprentice turned against her.
Well, she isn't so sad, but I grieve for her. Back when she was an apprentice, her mother, Moonflower, died. She was heartbroken. Poor Bluestar! She then broke the warrior code by having kits with Oakheart! She had her kits: Stonefur, Mistyfoot, and Mosskit. Mosskit died, which left her sad. She then had to give up her kits to live with their father in RiverClan because she couldn't let the evil Thistleclaw be deputy. She had a sister named Snowfur who fell in love with Thistleclaw. Oakheart then died mysteriously. When Bluestar became leader, she accused everyone of being a traitor because Thistleclaw, Tigerclaw, Darkstripe, and Longtail all were. She never forgave herself for leaving her kits, which ultimately drove her crazy. When dogs attack, Bluestar hurls herself over the gorge, taking the dogs with her! Brave Bluestar, I know! Before she dies, she tells Firestar about his prophecy, then ascends to StarClan. - Creekglade (Limpcreek)
She is so sad! Because her mother Moonflower died when she was an apprentice! Then she had to leave her kits and Oakheart! Curse those dogs who killed her! Bluestar is my second fave character! My first is Firestar :P
I agree she had to loose everything. CURSE those dogs that made her sacrifice her life to save fireheart! Bluestar led the dogs down the river and that's why she died. SO SAD!
She lost her mother, sister, and 1 kit Mosskit. Barely saw Oakheart, Mistyfoot, or Stonefur after giving them away.
Brightheart. Their's a cat who didn't need to see what she saw. During the time when the dogs came, (See my Bluestar comment) Swiftpaw wanted to prove himself to the Clan. Brightpaw went with him, knowing he shouldn't be alone. Next, she watched her best friend be ripped apart. She said this, "I couldn't see but I knew Swiftpaw was fighting like all of LionClan." (Or TigerClan) Then, she had a scar on the left side of her face. The fur was torn away with the ear, and the eyeball was no longer there. Then Bluestar gave her the horrible name, Lostface. Way to bring down her spirits, Bluestar! One cat still loved her though. Cloudtail. He cared for her. And after Bluestar died, Firestar replaced Lostface's name with Brightheart. A pretty name. My theme song for her is Scars to Your Beautiful. Hope this helped! -Creekglade (Limpcreek)
Poor Brightheart! She didn't deserve what she got… the only thing she got that she DID deserve was Cloudtail..! Oh, and a new name, Brightheart is MUCH better than Lostface..!
Brightheart's history is so sad! First she got half of her face ripped off because of the dog pack. That left her traumatized. Then, she got the cruel warrior name of Lostface. That made her feel worse about herself. Everyone would just stare at her like she didn't belong there. Finally it was so sad when she looked into the puddle to see her reflection.
Brightheart is my favourite cat. Many people recognize her as a side character, but honestly after what she did for her clan, and all the trauma she went through... She deserves her own novella or super edition!
Why can't Crowfeather just suck up his hard feeling and just be his dad? I mean as an apprentice all he wanted was to make his dad proud and all he does is ignore him, it's his fault that he ended up the way he is
Poor Breezepelt, Crowfeather just had to be sad I mean what?! Control your emotions. He only jumped on the thunder path to get attention...he's and attention seeker.
Poor Breezepelt. Even his half kin don't like him. Well, I don't blame them to much! When he was Breezepaw, he was so annoying on the journey to the Tribe Of Rushing Water. So boo hoo!
When you have a father that's not really into you.
Her life was simply sad. There are some points in the book when I really wonder if she looked as content as she was. She was made to be a warrior, not a medicine cat. She had a chance to be with Firestar, having kits with him and being loved by him, being a warrior running and hunting and fighting, just like she wanted. But the monster crushed that...
Why I think Cinderpelt's story is extremely sad is because she wanted to become a warrior and serve her clan to the fullest but instead she got ran over by a monster,crippling her leg so she had to be a medicine cat. However,through all of her dreams being crushed she still managed to always be positive on it,never letting it weigh her down which I find very admirable.
I feel so bad for her I'm going to do a animation of her back story thanks tens
Her birth broke the warrior code, and she killed Ashfur in fear of him revealing the truth over her family. She lived in the tunnels for a while, before rejoining ThunderClan. Hollyleaf was slain by Hawkfrost and spent her last moments with her mother Leafpool saying her last words ”I couldn’t bear to… to leave without knowing my mother.” ...read more.
She's my Favorite cat and I feel really bad for her. It was good that after the Fight when she died Bramblestar/claw killed his bother Hawkfrost for good.
Hollyleaf was so loyal to the warrior code that she was so heartbroken when she found out her existence broke two codes that she tried to run away from her clan, then she dies at the hands of a horrible cat, Hawkfrost!?
She sticks to the warrior code her whole life, then finds out her birth broke it. She learns that her parents lied to her. She kills a cat out of fear and has nowhere to go. Her life was really really sad
Its actually hard to explain this... but she had a medicinecat, who WAS her mother, as her mentor.
Poor guy never found his true meaning. Tallstar had to ask Firestar for help a lot of times, and the other Clans taunted him for it. Luckily, he found a friend for life.
So SAD...he felt like his life was useless, he struggled to find his purpose, is it with his mother who doesn't care about him? Is it tunnelling to pass on his fathers legacy? Is it with the moor runners (#dreamjob) fighting over pointless battles? Is it even with the clans? Is it to avenge the father? He goes on a journey alone to rediscover the purpose of his existence. How is that not sad?
Tallstar was bullied, and then Sandgorse refused to talk to him...and TallStar only wanted to make him proud...
JEEZ, this is sad. His father died... he just wanted revenge and then he left his Clan... (before returning again)
Gray wing obviously has the saddest past. He was forced to leave the mountains to chase Jagged Peak, and then after they arrived, Turtle Tail and Gray Wing's relationship became more rocky and Turtle started liking a kittypet. His brother is being mean to him with boundaries and stuff like that, and then a fire happens and Gray Wing saves his brothers life, but he got asthma for the rest of his life. Then, turtle tail went to live with the twolegs with Tom, and then comes back with Tom's and her kits. Clear sky tries to steal Thunder and Turtle Tail dies. They then split up into groups, making Gray Wing get seperated with all Turtle Tail's kits and his friends. He then leaves his friends in Shadowclan to join Windclan, and he keeps suffering asthma. Finally, he dies right after Slate gave birth, so he never got to raise his kits. come on guys, if that isn't sad then your a mouse brain.
Man, I cried each time Gray Wing lost his crush/girlfriend. Clear Sky took two of them from him, and then his almost-wife died and he was left with her kits. He had to take care of them and his stupid brother's kit, and had to deal with Clear Sky's dumb quarrel with everyone. There's a huge battle where half of his friends die, and he's left depressed. Then he gets asthma during a fire, and when he finally gets a mate and family, he dies from stinking asthma. Saddest backstory ever.
Poor Gray Wing had to die right after his kits where born! I read books day and night and I have only cried at a few. This is one of them.
YES. Poor ktty. His crush, Bright Stream, died, then Storm, whom he loved a lot, was stolen by his own brother. Then his mate, Turtle Tail, was hit by a car. Then there was a battle and his friends died. He got another mate but before they could have a true, long, happy life together he died of asthma.
He death is so sad. He should have lived longer! His death injury also reminds me of the the Spiderleg got in the Great Battle. Does that sound familiar?
He was kicked out so he could LIVE, met Barley, Barley ditches him on his quest, then he dies?
To the person who said ravenpaw got kicked out, lol, he didn't, he left on his own- and you make it sound like barley just ditched him but he was just more uncertain about what would happen and wanted to play it safe. even though ravenpaw wasn't happy about that, he knew barley wasn't suited for all this travelling.
I have a crush on him
He had to grow up in a bad place, taken away from his siblings and having his mother left him with no positive memories of her.
His backstory is so sad... I feel like him because my dad left me and my mom and we had to move home with my brother...
His backstory is extremely sad, and even if it is made up, his SkyClan story is pretty sad too...
Yes, Ivypool was a bit whiny, but how can you not? imagine if you're sibling has superpowers and you didn't! Image how left out you'd fell!
She didn't really have a sad past. Great character, but really a whiny apprentice.
Brokenstar, Brokenkit at the time, was hated by his ENTIRE adopted family… his real mother loved him, but he didn't know that until he was killed by her… if only Yellowfang DIDn't have that "gift", then, Brokenstar wouldn't be evil, and Wishkit and Hopekit would be alive!
His adopted mother hated him, and he was bullied by his adopted litter mates! That's the only reason he's evil...it's really sad...
His death was the creepiest and the scariest. He had to listen to his mother wail and cry for him and have to leave him to go to the tribes. Everybody leaves him.
His mother leaves him
Jayfeather leaves him
Hollyleaf leaves him
Everybody left him alone and he was just an apprentice. He stayed in the tunnels for generations, being alone. He and Hollyleaf were so cute together, but she had to leave. I cried for him. #Fallen Leaves
He died trying to leave the tunnels and become a sharp claw!
Fallen Leaves was forgot about.
He was trapped in the tunnels for centuries (or however long it's been)
She honestly had a very sad past. Think about it: She lost her mom at a very young age, which must have been traumatizing. Her dad obviously was never too close to her. She lost Sootfur right after a horrible badger attack, and she lost Rainwhisker just a few moons after then. Then, she lost Molepaw. Then, one of her kits broke her leg so badly that she almost wasn't able to be a warrior. That would be awful for a mother to go through that. Then, on top of it all, Honeyfern was killed right in front of her.
Sorreltail's past is very sad, and not very many people acknowledge it.
She loses so many cats!
Her sister died, her father died, her best friend died, her adoptive mother died, her mother died, her brother died, 3 of her kits died and her mate died.
When she finds out she's only half clan she's so devastated! Then her brother is kill practicaly by her clan leader!?
She is a medicine cat and falls in love with a cat from another clan! Can't get much sadder than that. Then when her kits find out she's their mother, they hate her! And she also has to give up being a medicine cat!
Her life was so sad, she lost everything! I mean, sure, she gets a happy ending but it took a lot of suffering to get eat there.
She gave up her kits for her clan, on of them tried to kill her, one of them yelled out one of her biggest secrets out at a gathering, her father died, one of her kits died and her friend died. SHE GAVE UP HER KITS! She should be second (with Bluestar first)!
Yeah its sort of sad. His name was Hopkit and then they changed it to Deadkit.
I can't believe she gets so much hate. I don't get it. She sacrificed herself for Sandstorm because she knew Firestar loved Sandstorm and would be devasted if she died! She knew nothing about fighting yet still she threw herself at Mapleshade. She had to know she couldn't win, yet she didn't hesitate. That was truly the last gift she gave to her beloved Firestar.
She dies in like the first book!
Well, more of a saddest life, but jeez. I think rock has to have the most miserable existence. He is cursed to live for eternity, knowing all the past, present, and future.
-Floppy Kitten (Emberflight of StormClan)
He has to live forever. Everyone he loves dies. Everything he knows changes. But he still has to stay there.
He was thought to be a monster and murder like his father. No one trusted him or his sister (Tawnypelt) when they were little. Everyone was so quick to judge them on their appearance and their kin and not their actions. Poor bramblestar lost his sister because no one trusted them (she ran away to Shadow clan) and bramblestar had to kill his Half-brother: hawkfrost to save his leader: Firestar. Then he had a fight with squirrel flight before all that then they got back together then he was liked to about his kits. I really feel bad for him. He lost his sister and his trust when he was just a apprentice. Then he only had his mother and (somewhat later) Firestar to care for him. Later he is leader today the most trusted cat today. Spent: of his life untrusted how would you feel if you were blamed for your kind actions or behavior. And weren't trusted by ANYONE because they did something bad, I mean come on guys don't judge someone on there appearance.
Had to prove himself to be a loyal warrior over and over again because he was the son of ThunderClan's betrayer, Tigerstar.
I'm only on Sunrise
He's seems fine...
Ferncloud is okay
What's so sad about his past?
She really loved her mate a lot but he loved another she-cat so that traumatized her and she became emotionless then all her kits died except for one, then that kit hated her and his father. She tried to be a good parent but couldn't since she was too overprotective. Then she watched her mate confess his love for ANOTHER mate. Wow. poor cat.