Top Ten Saddest Warrior Cat Backstories

The Warriors series by Erin Hunter has been a massively huge hit. And, although it is a children's book series, it coveres topics such as racism, terrorism, communism, goverment 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.
The Top Ten
1 Crookedstar Crookedstar is a huge, light brown tabby tom with green eyes and a twisted jaw. ...read more.

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.

Why isn't Crowfeather on here?! Sure he was bad to Nightcloud&Breezepelt but he has REASONS and nobody bothers to show compassion, he's one of the cats who cried the most in the series, read how much he's been through. But I agree, Crookedstar did have a sad past.

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.

Why isn't Fallen Leaves first? She was lost in the tunnels her whole life and was stuck in there from when she was basically a apprentice for a test. She died in the tunnels and spent most of her after life in there too. She found HollyLeaf and after 7 moons it was fallen leaves bff and then hollyleaf left. When Fallen Leaves escaped she was just in time to see her bff DIE! Why isn't FallenLeaves first?!?! Her story makes me cry every time!

2 Mapleshade Mapleshade is a character in the Warriors series by Erin Hunter. Mapleshade is a large, tortoiseshell-and-white she-cat, with a scarred white muzzle, and white patches throughout her pelt. She is thick-furred, and her pelt is ragged, patched, and scarred. Her fur is thick around her neck, like a mane, ...read more.

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?

Poor Mapleshade. If you think about it, Bluestar could've been just like Mapleshade, if ThunderClan found out that Thrushpelt wasn't the true father of her kits and Oakheart was. Then, ThunderClan would've rejected her, Mosskit would die just like in the book, and Oakheart would reject her leading to RiverClan banning her. It might not have happened exactly, but Bluestar deserves what Mapleshade suffered. Kind of.

Her story is sad, but I still can't forgive how she killed everyone Crookedstar loved, and later on killing Spottedleaf again. She of all cats must know how it felt to lose everyone she loved, and yet she chose to inflict the pain on other cats...

Her story is sad, and I just want to point out- the whole clan broke the code! It clearly states, never leave a kit in pain or in danger! And they put three kits in danger! They knew their was almost no chance they would survive!

3 Yellowfang Yellowfang was a ThunderClan medicine cat in the original series of Warriors. She initially was a medicine cat from ShadowClan, but she was banished by her son, Brokenstar. She was then found by Firestar, who was then Firepaw, and brought into ThunderClan.

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

3. Raggedstar

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.

Her life was so sad! She gave birth to Brokenstar who destroyed ShadowClan and drove WindClan out until Fireheart saved them. She also had two daughters, I think they were Hopekit and Wishkit? She was exiled and became ThunderClan's medicine cat. I'm glad she had some fun mentoring Cinderpaw after her injury. That's where she got her sharp tongue. Love that pic too. Fireheart also saved Bramblekit in the fire and Yellowfang died of smoke inhalation.
~Owlpaw

4 Scourge Scourge is a villain the Warrior Cats series. He's the leader of BloodClan. He was bullied by his siblings, Socks and Ruby, in the past because he was the smallest out of his kin. One of his most notable features is his collar of dog teeth. Scourge is a small black tom with one white paw, ice-blue eyes, ...read more.

OMG! I was reading that comment about thistleclaw + Tigerpaw and I am in school right now so I was like, wow! That's who that black kit is!,Scourge!

My first warrior cat I've ever known is scourge! He's my favorite character in the entire books! I don't really care for Firestar...I felt bad for tiny because his siblings didn't care about him all they seemed to say is he's too small and weak to ever do anything! His mom "tried" to make him feel better by talking to the siblings but she didn't seem to really mean it! And for the fact that his father was dead to where he was no help either...I wouldn't consider himself that evil since the only person that can look out for him is his self! He wouldn't have been evil if he felt loved like his brother and sister! And for the fact that the Twolegs walked right past him?! Honestly I think Scourge is a cuter cat than ruby and socks! I typed this so much cause clearly of love the character scourge! Love you Scourge! 😅❤️

He was bullied by his siblings and they told him he would be killed if he didn't get adopted. That took it WAY to far. So he ran into the forest, where thistleclaw and Tigerpaw broke the warrior code, by harming and almost killing Scourge when he was just a kit

Scourge would not have been evil if FREAKIN RUBY AND SOCKS hadn't teased and bullied him into running away! It's not his fault that he's evil! Also Tigerstar deserved to be killed by the cat he bullied into becoming evil. Socks and Ruby were lucky they weren't killed when they begged for food at their brother's new leadership.

5 Bluestar Bluestar is a character in the Warrior Cats series. She was one of the leaders of ThunderClan. She broke the code by being mates with Oakheart of RiverClan and having her kits, Stonefur and Mistyfoot, and Mosskit. Stonefur and Mistyfoot live in RiverClan, while Mosskit died of hypothermia. She has a ...read more.

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.

She is so underrated! People don't realize how much she went through :/

6 Brightheart Brightheart is a character from Warriors by Erin Hunter. She is a white she-cat with ginger patches. As an Apprentice she got attacked by dogs and got half of her face torn off. Her mate is Cloudtail and her kit is Whitewing.

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 is she not 1! Stupid tigerstars half trained pack of dogs attacked her!

7 Breezepelt

PEOPLE LISTEN TO THIS!
Crookedstar and Bluestar and all have sad backstories, but they have one thing in common. They MOVED ON! Crowfeather never moved on, he was heartbroken and he never wanted to loose anything again. But we have made-up cats who don't even exist like Nightfrost on the list wayyyy back if you scroll down. He doesn't want to love anything again because he's scared of getting his heart broken again. But he doesn't have anyone to bother to sympathize with him. If you take a look, HE TRIED TO COMMIT SUICIDE BY JUMPING IN FRONT OF A THUNDERPATH, Squirrelpaw had to stop him and he said that he would be in StarClan with Feathertail if he died, SAD hate all you want, but Crowfeather should be at least on this list.

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!

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

8 Cinderpelt A medicine cat from the book series Warriors by Erin Hunter. She is a small, fluffy, sleek and soft-furred, smoky dark gray she-cat with wide blue eyes. She started out as a Warrior apprentice, but was forced to train to be a medicine cat instead after a monster breaking her leg on the Thunderpath. ...read more.

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

9 Tallstar Tallstar is a large, black-and-white tom with a very long, thin, black tail with a white tail-tip, powerful shoulders, amber eyes, strong paws, short, thick fur, and a white muzzle and paws.

Tallstar was bullied, and then Sandgorse refused to talk to him...and TallStar only wanted to make him proud...

His father died, so he teamed up with a kittypet who's name is jake. Sound fermiliar. Yes the one and the same, Firestars father.

10 Gray Wing

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.

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.

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.

The Contenders
11 Hollyleaf Hollyleaf was one of the rare, strictly loyal cats of ThunderClan. 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.

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

She had such a terrible backstory! First she finds out squirrelflight isn't her mother, then she kills ashfur then leafpool finds out then gets trapped in the tunnels. If u don't think this is sad then.. well that's your loss.

Her life was so hard and painful.

12 Ivypool Ivypool is a fictional character created by Erin Hunter for the Book series named Warrior Cats. Ivypool is a common silver-and-white tabby. She spied in the Dark Forest and has dark blue eyes. She is the sister of Dovewing and the kit of Whitewing and Birchfall. Her mate is Fernsong, and she is the ...read more.

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!

Ok, I'm really sick and tired of defending Dovewing, but here goes:
It was Ivypool's choice to join the dark forest, it was Ivypool who shut her sister out
it was Ivypool who boasted about the dark forest
It was Ivypool who whined
It was Ivypool who wailed her little head off because of something her sister couldn't control

13 Sol

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...

14 Ravenpaw Ravenpaw is a fictional character created by Erin Hunter for the book series Warrior Cats. He's a skinny, jet-black tom with a small white dash on his chest, greens eyes and a long, thing white tipped tail. He is shy, jumpy and nervous ...read more.

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?

My favourite cat in warriors seriously he has been traumatized, Left his clan so he could live, then abandoned and then died

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.

15 Brokenstar Brokenstar is a villain character from the Warrior Cats series. Brokenstar is a matted, dark brown tabby tom with a broad, flat face, a bent tail, and orange eyes. Brokenstar was a former Shadowclan leader and a member of the Dark Forest. His mother is Yellowfang and his father is Raggedstar.

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...

16 Fallen Leaves

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!

Stuck in the tunnels

He was trapped in the tunnels for centuries (or however long it's been)

17 Sorreltail

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.

Man this character went through a lot. even though she may see like had a pretty good life like perfect mate and perfect kits, she had a sad backstory. losing her mom, having a father that didn't acknowledge her existence that much, losing her siblings plus molepaw and honeyfur. plus, to top it all off her death was so sad. she knew she was injured and probably wouldn't make it, so she spent the last bit of the time she had with her kits lillykit (lillyheart) and seedkit (seedpaw). also, she had to watch seedpaw die and brackenheart suffer losing her and seedpaw.

She loses so many cats!

18 Leafpool Leafpool is a character in the Warrior Cats series. She's the daughter of Firestar and Sandstorm, sister of Squirrelflight, mate of Crowfeather, and mother of Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Hollyleaf

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)!

19 Mistystar

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!?

20 Deadfoot

Yeah its sort of sad. His name was Hopkit and then they changed it to Deadkit.

21 Bramblestar Bramblestar is the leader of ThunderClan. His mate is Squrrielflight and his kits are Dandilionkit, Juniperkit, Sparkpelt and Alderheart. Bramblestar sister is Tawnypelt, his parents are Goldenflower and Tigerstar. Bramblestar is a huge and muscular dark brown tabby tom with amber eyes, he has sleek ...read more.

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.

22 Dustpelt

How
I'm only on Sunrise
He's seems fine...
Ferncloud is okay
What's so sad about his past?

23 Nightcloud

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.

24 Spottedleaf Spottedleaf was a medicine cat under Bluestar's leadership in the forest territories. She was born as Spottedkit to Adderfang and Swiftbreeze alongside her littermates, Redkit and Willowkit. Initially, Spottedpaw was apprenticed to Thrushpelt; however, she decided to become a medicine cat with Featherwhisker ...read more.

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!

25 Rock

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.

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