Top 10 Saddest Warrior Cat Deaths
I already commented on all of these characters, but I want to say something. I'm sorry. I'm sorry, Bluestar! I yelled at you and raged at you and hated you as a character because you went psycho and killed Swiftpaw and Mosskit, and it made me so dang mad. But then, I read your super edition, and BOOM! I cried eighteen times. Yes, I counted. It's just, Bluestar's life was so sad!
She lost her mother right after she made a promise to her and Snowfur. She lost her sister after she herself made her go out, and only a few moons after Snowfur had given birth. And then, even worse, she had kits with Oakheart and had to give them away! SO. SAD. And so, Bluestar, I am dearly sorry. You had the saddest life EVER and died so suddenly. I am forever sorry. Goodbye.
I cried so hard when she died. I wish we had gotten to know her better, I mean, dying in The Dangerous Path. She lost her mind so badly but gained her senses again at her final hour. But she died saving Firestar. Oh, Bluestar, best time in StarClan and see Snowfur, Mosskit, and Redtail.
Firestar's personality seems to be very courageous and dedicated, he always dose things that he thinks are... read more
OMG, when I saw this, I just remembered his death and started crying. Why is Bluestar number one on the list when Firestar is the best leader ThunderClan ever had and will ever have? Firestar was the first cat in the series, and everyone who has read the Warriors series has learned what it means to be a warrior and how to live by the Warrior Code.
When I read about Firestar's death, I think something inside me broke. It doesn't seem fair that Firestar died while defeating the greatest threat to the forest, only to die himself. Firestar showed us what honor means and how to be honorable. I think it was the perfect way to close the series by having Firestar die. I was in tears.
I love the prophecy at the end when Dovewing sees Rock and Midnight: "There will be three, kin of your kin, who will hold the power of the stars in their paws. They will find a fourth, and the battle between dark and light will be won. A new leader will rise from the shadows of his death, and he will last beyond the memories of his memories." This is how it has always been, and this is how it will always be.
Silverstream. Dear, beloved Silverstream. Her death was so, so sad. I don't care if it was karma! She was such a kind character, so nice, loving even the cats who might not deserve her love. And because of that love (and mating with Graystripe), she died?! Not cool, the Erins. Not cool.
My heart is broken. Silverstream's mother was Willow Breeze and her father was Crookedstar. She died giving birth to her kits, Feathertail and Stormfur. Tigerclaw saw the whole thing and didn't really exist to anyone.
Silverstream, your death was extremely sad. I am sorry you couldn't watch your kits grow up. Graystripe and Crookedstar loved you dearly.
Rainflower, medicine cat of RiverClan
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... read more
Hollyleaf's death nearly killed me. She had such a sad life, people! She was always loyal to the warrior code and always loyal to her clan. She fought for ThunderClan, hunted for ThunderClan, and even healed for ThunderClan at the beginning of her apprenticeship! And yet, she never did get the life she wanted, all because of Ashfur. Stupid, stupid Ashfur!
I get it, he's a good villain, and there are a heck of a lot of Ashfur lovers out there. But in my opinion, loving Ashfur for being a good villain is like loving Brokenstar for being a good villain. And oh, may I remind you that Brokenstar is a kit and medicine cat murderer? Yes, Ashfur technically wasn't a kit/medicine cat murderer, but because of him, Hollyleaf was forced to live as an outsider for moons on end for murdering him. And even after she came home, she was rejected by ThunderClan.
She died a noble death, saving Ivypool's life from Hawkfrost. Oh, and one more thing: She was never allowed to be with the cat she loved. She and Fallen Leaves are a real ship, people, and she was never able to be with him because she was alive and he was, well, dead! Anyway, sorry this was so long!
Mosskit's death wasn't the saddest in the series, but the fact that she was so tiny is significant. She was only a few moons old, and her immune system hadn't developed when she died of hypothermia. She could have been so much more, like Mistystar and Stonefur.
Oh my gosh, he was just a kit! I know Bluefur wanted to be a leader, but she could have avoided that! Like, couldn't Oakheart have met them? It didn't have to be a surprise! I unvote you, Bluestar!
Mosskit was so sad! She was just a kit. Also, I know this is off-topic, but I think the saddest warrior cat was Mapleshade, because she did not get into StarClan, but Mudclaw did.
Feathertail died one of the most noble deaths in Warrior Cat history. She died saving a tribe that she didn't even belong to. Crowpaw/Feather must have been devastated. I almost cried because Feathertail was so kind and calm. I felt I could relate to her. After she died, I read A Shadow in RiverClan for the third time, just to get one last memory of the lovely Feathertail. She also had a very sad life, and she finally began to feel like she belonged in RiverClan. Then she had a dream sent to her by StarClan, telling her to go meet the four cats. Her only sibling, Stormfur, decided to come with her. Then she left for Sun-Drown-Place, and that was the last her clan ever saw of her.
Feathertail was the cat who had everything she could want - a lover with whom she dreamed of becoming mates, a supportive father, a brother who was always there for her, and a clan that was doing amazingly. But she gave everything up - for the good of all the other clans (not really RiverClan) first, then for the Tribe cats, and also to save her brother.
She was always there, and her death was one of the most emotional in the series - the fact that she didn't have to do it. She's kind of like Bristlefrost in every way, sacrificing her pretty great life for everyone else's.
Why Spottedleaf, Clawface? She is a medicine cat, not an intruder! She was so young, and poor Firepaw couldn't know much about her. I'm glad Spottedleaf was supportive of Sandstorm and Firestar's relationship. Unlike Ashfur, she helped Sandstorm, and in my opinion, it seemed like Spottedleaf was their mother. Stupid Clawface for killing her for collecting herbs.
Spottedleaf died from the cold and cruel Clawface after he wounded her. Come on! It's against the code (I think). I miss her, and Mapleshade killed her spirit, making her disappear forever.
It was very, very sad when Spottedleaf died. I cried. As I was reading, I thought, "Noooooooooo! She needs a second chance. What will Firestar do without her?" Why did she have to die before Firestar went to StarClan? It really wasn't fair at all. Spottedleaf didn't do anything wrong, and still, she died so brutally.
Why is she so low on the list? Her life is so sad! Her own son got her exiled for what HE did! I don't know which is sadder: her life or her death. Her last words bring me to tears just thinking about it. I was heartbroken. She deserves more. It's just the "I wish you were my son, but I could never have borne a cat like you, Fireheart." She is simply the best cat and would have been a great mother to a better cat - a loyal one, a better one who doesn't kill kits and then blame it on their mother!
-Sunnyheart of Frostclan.
Yellowfang was my favorite character because of her humor and her hope. She was my favorite ever since Firestar saw her in his territory. She didn't deserve to die like that, and when she did, I ran to my room and cried my eyes out. Her last words were pointless since Firestar knew that she killed Brokentail, but I really wish she had actually had him as her son. Just seeing that she's actually on the list made me chant that she's 8th, but honestly, she should have been 1st! Go Yellowfang!
I never understood his character, but that death was tragic. Bloodthirsty Tigerstar is terrible! It's not his fault he's a crossbreed. It's not his fault he wasn't heartless enough to kill Feathertail and Stormfur. I think it would have been interesting if he had killed one of them and then the ThunderClan cats stepped in. It would have made him quite the character!
How is he not the saddest? I mean, he was killed for not killing his own apprentice! He had a choice! He could have lived, but he chose not to because he wouldn't do what wasn't right. He was all starved and stuff when he had to fight Darkstripe, but he still beat him. Then, no, no, no, that wasn't the end. Tigerstar ordered Blackfoot to help kill him! This was in front of everyone, even Leopardstar, and no one did anything.
Firestar and Graystripe couldn't intervene, or else they would have been killed too. With Blackfoot's help, they held him down and killed him. They cut open his throat in front of everyone, including two skinny, scared apprentices. And no one even mourned his death, except Leopardstar did quickly so no one would see. Mistyfoot saw her dead brother and ran to mourn him while they were trying to get away. Sad!
Snowfur's death was tragic. She was at such an important point in her life, with Whitekit's recent birth. However, it was over too quickly. She never got the chance to be the mother to Whitekit, the sister to Bluefur, or the mate to Thistleclaw that she could have been.
I think Snowfur had one of the saddest deaths. She died chasing away ShadowClan cats from ThunderClan territory, and I just think that she died a warrior's death.
Snowfur has no issues as far as I'm concerned. Whitekit/Storm was born pure ThunderClan. His father was the typical I'm going to kill your sister type of guy. The only problem was the stupid ShadowClan cat. Bluestar had tried to stop Snowfur, but Snowfur was set on being as loyal as she could be, even if it meant dying while her kit was waiting for her. Why is she ranked so low? Firestar's death was honestly a happy one. He should be #9, and she should be #2.
He literally died trying to prove himself as a warrior and saved Brightheart from dying.
Bluestar made him feel useless and refused to give any apprentice a ceremony.
Brightheart and Swiftpaw would have been mates. I just know it!
I'm glad Firestar tried to do something to help. Of course, it didn't work because Bluestar was depressed back then.
I just loved his personality and how he tried to be like Longtail.
Erin Hunter should have waited until he was a warrior for him to die, at least.
I was heartbroken when you died. You and Longtail were so happy as mentor and apprentice! He just wanted to be like Longtail, but he already was. He died a true warrior's death. He saved Brightheart!
Swiftpaw, I was so sad when you died. You were just an apprentice when you died, I am so sorry. Swiftpaw had one of the noblest deaths because he sacrificed himself for Brightheart. That is so noble and inspiring.
Rainflower, medicine cat of RiverClan
I honestly just read that scene where she died, and I was so sad! Even though I had read the book for the second time. She was so young and had potential, and she was going to have kits with Berrynose. I think she was very heroic and kind. She saved Briarkit's life!
Overall, I think she deserves to have a super edition! Also, when Sorreltail said, StarClan, don't let me lose another one of my kits, it was so sad! Molepaw had already died, and Sorreltail didn't want another one of her kits to die. Her life in general was sad. Sorry, this is super long. I get carried away sometimes!
She shouldn't have died! But she died a brave way, saving Briarkit's life, but it was so sad that one of my favorite characters had to die in such a bad and painful way! And she would have been a great mother to her kits!
Honeyfern died along with her kits to save Briarkit from an adder, which scarred Berrynose. It's so sad that she never got to meet her kits, and the clan never got to meet them either.
I cried when Ferncloud died. She was such a great cat. She loved her clan and cared for others. When Ferncloud died, I was so sad. The clan would not have Ferncloud anymore. I also felt bad for Dustpelt. He would be so lonely and very sad without his mate.
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She was such a warm-hearted, lovely she-cat and went through so much. I mean, her former mentor went evil (Darkstripe), her brother went evil, several of her kits died... I mean, her life wasn't easy! And yet she kept going, and for the kits that lived, she loved so much.
I just hate it when people get angry and hateful at her because she had a decent amount of kits. But seriously?! How many kits lived?! Just because she had a lot - a lot of kits - doesn't mean she didn't still help her clan! I mean, a clan DOES need kits anyhow. But anyways, I nearly cried when Dustpelt put some of her fur (or was it her nest? I can never remember! Lol) in his nest so he could still smell her even though she was gone.
Cinderpelt's death honestly wasn't as sad as her life was. She was energetic, peppy, and full of life from the moment she became an apprentice, and she had the heart of a warrior from the beginning. She had never even begun to think of the life of a medicine cat until she was hit by the monster that made her leg useless. She never wanted to become a medicine cat, even when her leg was injured. And yet she was forced to, and her entire life she lived with sadness in every step, always wondering: Why? Why did she get hit? Why couldn't she have become a warrior? Become a mate? Become a queen? Have kits? She would've been such a good mother. But at least she had another chance as Cinderheart.
Such a young death is so sad! Also, the whole Cinderheart getting a second chance is weird. If StarClan cats could make other cats be reborn, they would do it all the time. Also, when Cinderheart dies, will she go to StarClan as Cinderheart or Cinderpelt? They are different cats! Cinderpelt should have just lived a long life, joined the elders' den, and died happily. What is it with all medicine cats dying early? From a cause other than old age or sickness when they don't even fight in battles?
I wonder how a medicine cat can't feel sorry for killing an innocent cat's mother. She was so young, so emotional, and Eagleheart didn't even look like he regretted his actions! I get it, she was destroying the medicine supply, but really? The warrior code says you don't need to kill to be a good warrior. And he isn't even a warrior!
I just really don't like Eagleheart. He has the nerve to taunt the poor, young warrior at a gathering, too! Killing an innocent apprentice's mother and not even feeling sorry. What a medicine cat he is.
Oh, how I hate Hawkheart! Moonflower was such an amazing she-cat! Gentle, kind, and caring.
First of all, Moonflower probably felt nervous about her kits going outside so early in their lives. But did she stop them? No! She wanted her kits to live life to the fullest and experience the most they could! Secondly, she was brave and strong. Moonflower let her kits do things at their own will, and she fought against WindClan like a true warrior, to help protect her Clan and the cats she loved!
Willowbreeze was a RiverClan warrior under Hailstar's and Crookedstar's leaderships in the forest territories. Willowkit was born to Fallowtail of RiverClan and Reedfeather of WindClan alongside with her sister, Graykit. When Reedfeather revealed himself to be their father, he took Willowkit and her sister away to... read more
Willowbreeze was such an amazing and kind-hearted character. She was one of the only cats that ever believed in Crookedstar and died bearing his children. So sad!
Okay, when Firestar died, I admit, I cried. But when I read Crookedstar's Promise, I was bawling my eyes out when she wanted to name the kits and she was telling Crookedstar to be brave. I cried even more when he confronted Mapleshade. Then, at the end of the book where he gets into a fight with Oakheart, it ends with him telling his only surviving kit that he's her father. I'm still pretty upset that she died too, after kitting Graystripe's kits.
I forgot about that death! SAD, SAD, SAD! Although this was sad, I think Mosskit's death was also very sad. Bluestar had already lost, like, everything, and it was a really bad time for her because she was giving up her other kits. But I can't believe how bad Crookedstar had it. Why is it always the great leaders who have horrible lives?
I have to say, I feel like Whitestorm should've been deputy longer. He was so good at it! And yes, even better than Graystripe. Sorry, my dude! He was wise, noble, and never thought too highly of himself. He always knew exactly what to do, and no matter what, he would always fight for ThunderClan. He died in honor and will never be forgotten.
Whitestorm was one of my favorites early in the series. His death hit me hard. Firestar went through a lot too, losing his friend and first deputy.
Rainflower, medicine cat of RiverClan
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Whitestorm... Oh, Whitestorm. You were such a loyal, noble cat. Your life wasn't easy either. I mean, you lost your mother at an alarmingly young age. Your father essentially favored Tigerstar over you and attempted to distance Bluestar from you. Your aunt, who was like a mother to you, went insane, and there was nothing you could do about it no matter how hard you tried.
When you went to battle BloodClan, you knew very well that you were going to die. You knew that Graystripe was meant to be deputy, not you. Yet you, the fluffy white tom, went anyway, and you fought with all your might. You even told Firestar that Graystripe was meant to be deputy, which reassured Firestar and the rest of the clan. So, I say this as I try not to cry: R.I.P. Whitestorm, you shall be missed.
Brindleface was a ThunderClan warrior under Sunstar's and Bluestar's leaderships in the forest territories. She was born as Brindlekit to Robinwing and Fuzzypelt, along with her sister, Frostkit. Her mother fostered Whitestorm after his mother, Snowfur, died. As an apprentice, Brindlepaw trained under Stormtail until... read more
Brindleface was a very mother-like she-cat, and she was super kind and friendly! Stupid, murderous Tigerstar had to show up and kill her just so the dogs could get a taste of cat blood. I know this isn't about Tigerstar, but how many cats has he killed?
Runningwind, Redtail, Oakheart, Gorsepaw, Brindleface.
He indirectly killed Swiftpaw, Bluestar, and technically Graypool. What I'm trying to say is, Brindleface didn't really deserve to die. She's innocent!
I don't have much to say on this one, but it's still really sad! They should have mourned her for way longer! She could have done so much more for the clan! Also, think of her children! They were just like, Oh no, mother's dead, so sad, and then they just got over it!
She was a caring mother. She raised Cloudtail, Ashfur, and Ferncloud. She was in camp as cats went to investigate the dogs lurking at Snakerocks. Tigerstar killed her as bait for the dogs so they'd like the taste of cat blood, but the warriors hauled her body away before anything happened.
Flametail's story was absolutely heart-wrenching. I can't even put it into words. All Flametail ever wanted was to be a medicine cat. From the time he was a small apprentice, this was his dream. However, as soon as he achieved this role, he was plagued with ominous dreams foreshadowing dark times ahead. And then he died - while having fun, no less. He was playing a game with the apprentices, one of the few moments we actually see him genuinely happy. And that led to his death.
What's even worse is that, as he was dying, an ancient cat's spirit told him his life didn't matter. "Leave him, Jayfeather! It's his time to die, not yours!" So he was left to drown, with Jayfeather not even giving it a second thought. I'm not blaming Jayfeather for his death - definitely not my dear Jayfeather - but Flametail did not deserve that fate. May he forever rest in peace.
I believe Flametail met a tragic end. He was an excellent medicine cat, although he could have been more cautious about his surroundings. I adore this cat, and it broke my heart to learn that he died on ice.
Lionheart was one of my favorite characters when Book 1 started. I was so excited to see how his life would play out, and how he would be there when his kits became apprentices. But then, he was killed. This poor man didn't even get to see his kits become apprentices. Cinderpelt and Brackenfur were even made apprentices early! I really hate the old ShadowClan. They killed both Lionheart and Spottedleaf in cold blood and then tried to steal Frostfur and Lionheart's kits! Lionheart will forever be remembered as a great deputy. -Fallen from before StarClan
Lionheart was a great warrior. He was perfect and could never be doubted. He always followed the warrior code, just as a real warrior should. He was a very fine temporary mentor to Firestar, and Bluestar was so sad when he died, as was Greystripe. Lionheart, I cried when you died. I would have lied for you, Lionheart. What made it even worse was that Lionheart was replaced by that evil Tigerstar!
It's so sad that a young kit like him died just because Brokenstar wanted to be strong and have power. He was only a few moons old! His death could have been avoidable if Brokenstar wasn't the way he was.
Badgerfang was not only not supposed to be a warrior when he died, but he was also a kit! I swear! Erin needs to stop killing the best warriors (not including Firestar).
I voted for Badgerfang twice because his death was absolutely the most traumatic and the most depressing. His dying wish to have the same suffix as his mentor was the saddest thing to me when I first read it, and it's still incredibly sad now. I will never NOT cry at his death.
Longtail was a ThunderClan elder who lived under Firestar’s Leadership in the forest and lake territories and previously served as a warrior under Bluestar and Firestar. He was born to Robinwing and Patchpelt and was later apprenticed to Darkstripe. Longtail was one of Tigerclaw’s... read more
This is the saddest death in Warrior Cats history if you ask me. Longtail didn't deserve to die! He was just an elder! And the fact that he died saving Mousefur's prey to defend the warrior code is awful! This caused too much terror! Briarlight ran after him to save him, breaking her spine, and because of that, when she got bellyache sickness, she was too weak to fend it off! Oh, great StarClan!
He was one of my favorite characters, maybe even my favorite entirely (well, if you don't count Gray Wing and Clear Sky). I was so sad when he died. Mousefur should have died instead. I mean, it still would have been sad, but not as sad.
Longtail was just straight-up sad! He was a traitor to his Clan for almost an entire series. When he finally found the good in himself and became a better cat, he went blind and was forced to join the elders. Worse than that, he died in an act of kindness, going back into camp to fetch Mousefur's mouse, despite the dangers, and was crushed because of it. So sad, I tell you. But just for the record: WHY IN STARCLAN'S NAME IS BRIARLIGHT NOT UP HERE? (Putting on Karen wig) I DEMAND TO SEE YOUR MANAGER! Anyway, really sad, and it made me cry. Love you, Longtail!
Storm's death shattered my heart. She was a newly introduced character, much like Bright Stream. And just like Bright Stream, she died without ever really knowing her kits. What makes her death even more heartbreaking is that she left Clear Sky because he was a tyrant who tried to control her, despite her being one of the most independent she-cats in the books. (I said one of the most, so please don't attack me for that.)
She died a mother's death, protecting her kits from danger. But in the end, only Thunder survived anyway. She didn't deserve this fate, and I think the Erins could have found a way to keep her alive while still building on Clear Sky's villainous character. After all, he rejected his own son and, before that, his own brother. I honestly have no idea how SkyClan became the peace-loving Clan we see in The Vision of Shadows with a founder as horrible and selfish as Skystar. That's just my opinion. (Sorry this is so long.)
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I know we didn't get much information on him during the first book, but we still saw how much he meant to the clan. The clan was grief-stricken when they were informed of his death. He was obviously a great mentor, as Dustpaw was heartbroken when he heard his mentor had fallen. Bluestar showed her grief at his death, mentioning how he was a great warrior and deputy. But luckily, the Erins gave us more! In Redtail's Debt, we saw Redtail's side of the story. He had been manipulated by Tigerstar, as had many others, but the noble tortoiseshell tom managed to get past it and make his own decisions without Tigerstar. When Tigerstar killed him, Redtail begged Sunstar to let him go back and save ThunderClan from him. But when he was informed that Firepaw would, he seemed to accept it and even believe in the former kittypet. Redtail was honest enough to thank Firestar and even gave him a life.
I have to admit, I don't think this death is sad because Brokenstar died. He deserved what he got. I think this death is sad because of how Yellowfang reacted to having to kill her own son.
I have two reasons for this.
#1: Brokenstar should've lived for way longer. Can you imagine how iconic it would've been for Tigerstar to serve as a deputy beside Brokenstar? Then there'd be an actually long fight when Tigerstar tried to kill him.
#2: Yellowfang went through lifelong trauma after poisoning Brokenstar, her own son. Brokenstar didn't even know that until the last moments of his life. Everything I'd read just collapsed in front of my eyes when I read this, and I actually cried.
I honestly love Yellowfang, and I would 100 percent support her if she hadn't chosen to give up her kits. I think, if Yellowfang had supported him and Wishkit and Hopekit had lived, he would be great. It's not his fault.