Top 10 Saddest Warrior Cat Deaths

The Top Ten
1 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

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.

2 Firestar Firestar is a character in the Warrior Cats series. He becomes the leader of ThunderClan after Bluestar. He is mates with Sandstorm and has two kits: Squirrelflight and Leafpool. Formerly a kittypet named Rusty, Firestar is killed by fatal wounds inflicted by the spirit of Tigerstar and a falling tree... 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.

3 Silverstream SIlverstream is a character created by Erin Hunter to the book series named Warrior Cats. Silverstream is a sleek, soft, and thick-furred, slender, silver -and-black tabby she-cat with a finely shaped head, and bright blue eyes. She's the daughter of Crookedstar and Willowbreeze, former mate of Graystripe... read more

It was the first significant death. I had either heard about many of the other deaths or just knew they were going to happen, but this one I didn't see coming at all. Her kits didn't even get to see her. I see so many people saying Silverstream sucks, and I don't think that's fair. She was brave to love Graystripe, even though he's from ThunderClan.

I really didn't have a clue she would die. She gets too much hate, since other cats broke the code JUST like her and don't even get close to as much hate! I know she was kind of sassy and annoying in super editions, but she didn't deserve to die birthing her kits.

4 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 and spent her last... 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!

5 Feathertail Feathertail is a fictional character created by Erin Hunter for the book series called Warrior Cats. She's a slender, silver-tabby she-cat with sky-blue eyes and a plump tail. She is the daughter of Silverstream and Graystripe, Stormfur's sister and Crowfeather's first love interest. She used to be... read more

Feathertail, the precious jewel of RiverClan, sacrificed herself for her brother, a tribe, and to save one of her best friends and lover, Crowpaw/feather. You were so brave, and beautiful inside and out. RiverClan was truly blessed to have a warrior like you.

You'll always be remembered no matter what!! RIP Feathertail, your sacrifice was great and your heart noble.

I did cry. Crowfeather coming back to mourn her was so sad. I wish that they could be together in StarClan, but he'll probably choose Leafpool, which makes me mad. I loved Feathertail a lot because she was the first RiverClan cat we really got to know, and RiverClan is my favorite. So, her death was sad for me, especially since she could never be Crowfeather's mate.

6 Mosskit Mosskit is a character in the "Warrior Cats" franchise who died of hypothermia. The little kits last words were "Mother, can we go back yet? I'm getting cold."

Mosskit's death was so sad! She should be at the top! I mean, for goodness' sake, she is a kit! I know some people won't agree with me. But I mean, that is the worst death ever! A kit dying when she was that young, I mean come on!

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!

7 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

Oh, poor Spottedleaf! Why, Clawface? Why, Mapleshade? At least she could have been happy in StarClan! But no, now she's gone, my poor girl... Spottedleaf, you will forever be my favorite character. I cried for about 30 minutes to an hour when Mapleshade killed you... she was so good, so noble, so loving... and now she's gone.

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.

8 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. Her last words were "Thank you for bringing... read more

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!

9 Stonefur

He was great and really sacrificed a lot. He had the best of ThunderClan and RiverClan in him. RIP Stonefur, you were a truly honorable, courageous cat.

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!

10 Snowfur Snowfur is a fictional character created by Erin Hunter for the book series named Warrior Cats. She's Bluestar's sister, Whitestorm's mother and Thistleclaw's mate (when she was alive) and used to be a Thunderclan Queen before joining Starclan. She's one of the main characters in Bluestar's Prophecy... read more

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.

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.

The Contenders
11 Swiftpaw

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!

12 Honeyfern Honeyfern is a character in the Warriors series created by Erin Hunter. She is a pretty ginger she-cat. Her siblings were Molekit, Cinderheart, and Poppyfrost. Honeyfern's parents may be known as Brackenfur and Sorreltail. Honeyfern died young after being bitten by a deadly adder while saving Brairlight... read more

She's the only pregnant queen in the entire series to die while pregnant (or at least the only one everyone can remember). It's just so sad because the kits were killed before they could even breathe.

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!

13 Ferncloud

Why did they have her die?! the sad thing is when her kits saw her they said," Wake up mommy! "Why isn't she waking up?"

"Shes sleeping silly!"

Then dustpelt went over to her and tried to wake her up but she was dead... I wish she didn't die from broken star.

Okay, first of all, Ferncloud didn't have 'too many kits'. She only had like three litters. You probably think that is a lot, and it kind of is, but her first litter, Shrewpaw, died. In the second one, Lark-kit and Hollykit died. And in the other one, later on in the books, Icepaw (I forgot what her warrior name became) and Fox Leap both died. I hate you, Brokenstar! You are called that because of your broken heart! I also love Yellowfang. She killed Brokenstar twice for being a monster and killing Ferncloud! I really cried so much when Ferncloud died. She was one of my favorite characters...

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

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.

15 Moonflower

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.

16 Willowbreeze Willowbreeze is a pale silver-gray tabby she-cat with soft fur and amber eyes.

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... read more

She lived such a short life, and only one of her kits survived out of her three! Crookedstar's life and everyone around him's life was just so, so sad!

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.

17 Whitestorm Whitestorm is a fictional character in the Warriors novel series by Erin Hunter. He is a long-haired, sturdy, white tom with green eyes, and is known for his loyalty, wisdom, and calm demeanor. Whitestorm is a senior warrior of ThunderClan and has served as a mentor to many young apprentices. He is... read more

He was a wise deputy, and I wish he could have lived longer in the books. He has been my favorite character from the start! His death made me cry for 5 minutes.

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

18 Brindleface Brindleface is a pale gray tabby she-cat with darker flecks and green eyes.

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... 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!

19 Flametail

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.

20 Lionheart

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

21 Badgerfang Badgerfang is a Warrior Cats character that appears in Yellowfang's secret. He was a fluffy black kit with a white stripe running down his face.

Poor Badgerfang. If RaggedStar were still alive, Badgerfang wouldn't have been led into battle by BrokenStar. The WindClan warrior shouldn't have killed Badgerfang! We will all miss him. He died a warrior's death.

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).

22 Longtail Longtail is a lean, pale brown or silver tabby tom with black stripes, a "V"-shaped nick in his ear and a long tail.

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... 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!

I felt so bad for MouseFur when he died because it was kind of her fault, and I could just feel her guilt. Is it weird that I wanted them to become mates?

23 Storm

I like her so much! I even started StormClan, a Clan that supports her and gets her on top of as many lists as possible! And Clear Sky on the bottom. So, if you love Storm and hate Clear Sky, join StormClan! Just comment, then you are an official member, but perhaps I'm not going to respond. But you're always welcome!

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.)

24 Redtail

Redtail was one of the bravest warriors in the entire clan. I can't believe he died from a rockfall. One day, he decided to go hunting and went with Fireheart, Bramblepaw, Sandstorm, and Bluestar. He was just about to sink his teeth into a vole under a very rocky hill when suddenly, a boulder started to roll down the hill. Redtail turned to run, but it was too late. He was squashed under the weight of the boulder. Fireheart and Sandstorm came running, and Bluestar couldn't believe what she saw when she finally reached Redtail. They went back to camp with Redtail's body. When Bluestar told the clan that Graystripe would be the next deputy, the clan started to sit in vigil for Redtail. Graystripe was not too thrilled to be deputy, primarily because he hadn't had an apprentice yet. The next day, Bluestar informed the clan that Graystripe would be the mentor of Cloudpaw. Redtail looked down from StarClan, feeling sad that Graystripe was the deputy. He knew Graystripe was not the right choice. StarClan sent a sign to Bluestar, indicating that Graystripe was not the right choice. Bluestar called a clan meeting and shared that she had received a sign from StarClan, revealing that Graystripe was not the right choice. She decided that Spottedleaf would be the deputy. However, Spottedleaf died only half-moon later. One day, Bluestar was hunting where Redtail died and saw a kit sitting there. The kit looked almost like Redtail. Then she realized she didn't need a deputy until this kit was ready to become one. For now, Whitestorm would be the deputy. She was relieved that StarClan had given her such a clear sign.

25 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.

I can't believe that YellowFang killed her own son! When YellowFang blinded him, I actually thought that he would be good, but then in Forest of Secrets, I realized that's not going to happen.

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.

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