Top 10 Things Wrong with Warrior Cats

I LOVE the Warrior Cats series. It's a very good series, but there are things wrong with it. Here are some of them.
The Top Ten
1 Erin Hunter not giving Hollyleaf a power just because they couldn't think of a power for her

Yes, this is possibly the stupidest thing ever. What I want to know is, if you can think of a power for Dovewing, then why couldn't Hollyleaf get Dovewing's power, hmm? No offense, and I have nothing against Dovewing, but Hollyleaf is better and deserved the powers way more.

Between the three cats competing for the spot in the prophecy (Dovewing, Ivypool, and Hollyleaf), I like Hollyleaf the most, even though Ivypool's pretty great too. This doesn't make any sense! Like, give Hollyleaf Dovewing's power! Maybe she would actually USE IT for something useful instead of just whining about ShadowClan and rejecting Bumblestripe and Foxleap all day long.

2 ThunderClan always being the hero while other clans especially ShadowClan are always the enemies

This is such a huge problem. I know that this is a book, but it just seems too simple. Like the houses in HP, I suppose. You have the good guys, the bad guys, the side characters, and the useless potatoes. I really wish the other clans could be in the spotlight for once!

And then, we have SHADOWCLAN, which is literally named after the darkness. It's supposed to sound evil because they're the BadGuys™, but they can't all be evil in every book ever, so I really wish they would stop being written like that.

This is just really ANNOYING. Like, why is ThunderClan full of know-it-alls while ShadowClan is always the cruel, usually hostile one? This just has to stop. Firestar's family tree spreads all the way from Breezepelt, Shadowsight, Sasha, to even Tigerstar I, who is Firestar's ETERNAL ENEMY. Seriously? The whole forest's gotta be covered with kittypet blood by now.

ShadowClan, RiverClan, WindClan, and SkyClan just need some spotlight!

-Dovestar of FrostClan

3 Too many forbidden couples

I totally agree. It's supposed to be a series about cats who fight with each other, but instead it's become seven series about cats in love with each other. Seriously, they should just allow cats from other clans to have relationships if people are going to do it this much.

This used to be so interesting, but now I'm like grr. Why can't we have a nice, loving couple who have been friends since they were kits? I mean, some forbidden romances are cool, but now I feel like EVERYONE is doing it. And sometimes it feels repetitive. Also, almost every main character in the arcs has a forbidden romance. Not all of them, but seriously... A LOT of them.

4 Erin Hunter brought back Hollyleaf just to kill her in the next book

This was something I always hated. Why even bother bringing her back? Not to mention she's rarely seen in StarClan, with the exception of Squirrelflight's Hope. What irritates me more is the fact that Lionblaze and Jayfeather don't seem to even care that their only sister died. They just pretend she doesn't exist.

This pissed me off so much when I found out (through spoilers) that I actually refused to read the rest of the books. Why give her all of that development just to kill her off again? Lazy writing?

5 The Warrior Code itself

Some parts of the code I understand, and some I think are stupid. But this is just one that annoys me.

Medicine cats not being able to have a mate or kits. I can kind of understand the kits part because it gets to be a lot of work while you also need to take care of your clan, but I say if you have another fully trained medicine cat it should be okay to have kits. There is always the risk of the other medicine cat dying while you're already pregnant, but that doesn't happen very often. Also, once the kits can have prey, you can just let a queen take care of them.

And then the mates part. I don't see why a medicine cat can't find love. Kits could get in the way, but I don't see what harm a mate could do.

6 Cats being able to talk within days of birth

This annoys me so much. It's so unrealistic! Why would they need to talk so soon? I mean, give them at least a month before they can talk!

Yeah, this is weird. They don't need to learn how to speak, walk, or anything.

If cats could talk, it would take ages for them to learn how to talk.

7 Impossible genes

I mean, the entire thing is crazy. They're wildcats, right? Wildcats are always grey or brown. You'd never see a white cat in the wild. And besides, how are all of them so fat? They get hardly anything to eat. It just doesn't make sense at all.

Graystripe and Millie are both gray, yet Blossomfall is a tortoiseshell and Briarlight is dark brown. Technically, the Havana Brown is the only cat breed to be dark brown. Also, in the wild, it is pretty hard to come across a pure gray cat, yet warriors seem to have 1/3 of all cats be pure gray. For example, Dovewing, Cinderpelt, Mistystar, Stonefur, and Bluestar.

Bluestar is also impossible unless purebred. The Russian Blue is the only bluish-gray cat out there. Also, MALE TORTOISESHELLS! Whose idea was this? Spiderleg: black and brown can't both exist on a cat. Why does he have a brown chest? Sandynose has ginger legs. There are many white cats with blue eyes who aren't deaf, except for Snowkit, which thankfully the authors mentioned this genetic thing, but then, WHY do all of the white cats have blue eyes and aren't deaf? Plus, out in the wild, it is pretty hard to come across a pure white cat. I have a BIG problem with this. The Erins should have done some research before coming up with these bizarre ideas.

8 Code changes
9 So many cats in ThunderClan

The cats from the first arc lived WAY too long, and the Erins killed off all the new cats before I had time to know them. Now ThunderClan is ruined. I REALLY hope we get to know and love more characters better. That's probably just me, but who knows.

Yes, I mean there must be like 40 or so now. I'm hoping for a huge purge in The Raging Storm because it's getting ridiculous. I don't think the authors can keep track of them, let alone the readers.

In the beginning of the series, Bluestar was like, "We don't have enough cats," even though they had more than every other clan. To this day, they continue to have 50 cats! It's just annoying.

10 The Warrior Code is broken so many times

Remember that rule about thanking StarClan for your prey? Remember that rule about no inter-clan romances? Remember that rule about keeping vigil after you get your warrior name?

Half the time the cats are all going to war because so-and-so put one toe across the border. The other half of the time, they are collectively trampling their precious code of conduct into dust, and everyone decides that it is okay.

In the beginning, I felt like the warrior code was respected, never broken, and sacred. Yet after that, it was broken time and time again. By now, to me, it's practically nothing.

The Contenders
11 A very repetitive plot

Every arc after Firestar's point of view feels repeated.

I feel like I'm reading the same plot in every new arc!

It's getting boring at this point.

12 Fanservice
13 StarClan being biased

Mapleshade: goes insane because her clan turns against her, her kits die, her "mate" not only says it's her fault but has already become mates with someone else, and she goes mad from grief, then kills the cats she blames for her kits' deaths.

StarClan: "You'll never be welcomed here after all that you've done! Burn in hell!"

Ashfur: goes crazy because his crush doesn't like him back, proceeds to try to burn her and her sister's kits alive, as well as plot with two of the most evil cats in the history of Warriors and kill his leader.

StarClan: "Oh, it's not your fault you loved too much little Ashy!"

14 No gay couples

You guys say there are no lesbian couples, but what about Leafpool and Mothwing? But it's true, there are no openly gay couples. And if it's really obvious, it's one of those illegal ones like Jake and Tallstar or Leafpool and Mothwing! That's so homophobic. If cats can fight in wars, go to StarClan, and heal other cats with herbs, I think they're complex enough to have true feelings. If there are straight mates, then there should be gay mates!

Well, the Erins couldn't make a gay couple because the book series is worldwide and some countries don't allow gay marriage, and people might get offended. Though, Ravenpaw and Barley are obviously together, and Tallstar and Jake. But they couldn't make any official gay couples, as I said before.

15 Dovewing being the third cat when she did almost nothing

Yeah, Dovewing's a traitor. First, she fell in love with Tigerheart. Then, she left the clans to be with him. Third, she left ThunderClan and betrayed them to join ShadowClan! I hate Tigerstar and Dovewing, and I strongly want Dovewing to be mates with Bumblestripe instead.

All she did was whine! "Poor me, I'm in a relationship with Tigerheart that breaks the warrior code in so many ways, while my sister is risking her life for the clans every night, and I have to yell at her about it! Life's so hard!" Her power did almost NOTHING! But everyone goes, "Oh, Dovewing, what could we do without you?" All she did was waste her powers on spying on Tigerheart!

16 Firestar being part of almost every prophecy

His arc was okay, but after it, he lost all personality as a leader and became Bluestar the 2nd. Condescending, disgustingly self-righteous, and a bit, no, a LOT biased. Of course, in his arc, he had to be the hero every time. If you think of it from a narrator's view, Firepaw was just an apprentice who happened to be an orphan and a kittypet. Alright, interesting, but not so tragic and unique that Bluestar had to favor him for everything!

If anyone deserves a prophecy, it should be Hollyleaf and Ivypool. Ivypool was forced to spy on cats from the Dark Forest while Dovewing brags and whines about useless relationships, and Hollyleaf gets killed off? If I was a cat, I would've rather killed Dovewing and gone to the Dark Forest than be a normal cat.

17 Ashfur being accepted by StarClan

Ashfur should go to the Dark Forest. He was jealous, angry, sad, heartbroken, furious, frustrated, envious, and mean! That's the definition of a cat in the Dark Forest. He should learn to accept that he lost to Brambleclaw/star. He keeps trying to win Squirrelflight, but she doesn't love him! He is very annoying.

Yes, Squirrelflight admitted she didn't feel the same way about him as he did about her. And yes, that is a reason to feel bad. But no, that is not a reason to try and kill your ex's children.

He tried to kill four cats.

End of story.

18 Too predictable
19 Spottedleaf stalking Firestar even though she's dead

Spottedleaf really learned some lessons from Thistleclaw. She was 5 years old when she died! 5 - 0.6 = 4.4. She was 4.4 years older than Firepaw, and in cat years, that's like 34 years older. A 40-year-old cannot date a 7-year-old child! It is absolutely disgusting and horrifying! Spottedleaf even continued stalking Fireheart all the way throughout her death, even after Fireheart grew up and got married!

I agree with you, Featherstream. I believe Spottedleaf isn't stalking Firestar, but they are meeting each other.

It's creepy. I mean, Spottedleaf is like 40 moons old, and Firepaw is just six moons when it starts. Clearly, Thistleclaw gave her some lessons.

20 Names that don't make sense

Names don't really matter, but I wish we started getting some normal names again. I mean, in ThunderClan we had a Thriftear. I know thrift is a type of tree, but I feel like the first thing you think of is a thrift store. I wish they brought back some new ideas. I feel like they are running out of name ideas.

So many of these names don't make sense. It's so confusing. Who had the idea of making Bristlefrost? I don't like to read all the warriors' appearances, so the first time I read The Broken Code, I seriously thought she was all white. My OC is named Gingersnap, which I think is canon, and it makes a lot of sense because she has a ginger pelt and green eyes.

21 How much walking they do in The New Prophecy (TNP)

OMG YES! They literally spend the first four books of The New Prophecy walking, and then we get more walking because Leafpool finds the Moonpool. Then Leafpool and Crowfeather leave and come back, and we get about one book of story and plot, and that's it. The rest is just... walking. And that's it. It's so boring, definitely my least favorite arc!

Lol, love this one. Walking is annoying, fully agree, though I liked the walking in Dawn because it was fun to see the clan evolution.

22 The Erins not being able to decide on colors (e.g. Crowfeather's eyes, Dovewing's eyes, Scourge's collar, Bone's collar...)

Scourge's collar is purple, why don't they say that? Bone's collar is rainbow, why don't they say that? Dovewing has three color-changing eyes: amber, blue, and green. Why don't they say that? Crowfeather has blue eyes, why don't they say that?

YES! Dovewing has eyes that change from amber to yellow to blue to green, and it won't stop. I understand that all cats are born with blue eyes, so obviously they start like that, but their eyes don't change twenty times.

Scourge is always drawn with a purple collar, so let's just keep him with that. It doesn't make sense to picture him with anything else. Bone's collar is always drawn as rainbow, which also makes no sense! This inconsistency needs to stop. It doesn't make sense, and I don't understand how it's even physically possible for a human being to be this stupid.

23 Snowkit dies just to move Speckletail to the elders' den

This was messed up and pretty unnecessary. It made me cry and hate the book as a little kid. And why treat a disabled cat like that? It would've been nice to have Snowkit throughout the story. It would've made it interesting.

Snowkit, Snowpaw, Snowfur, Snowstar. Please give Snowkit an adorable history.

24 Mapleshade going to the Dark Forest

Yes, and ASHFUR gets to StarClan? What type of nonsense is this?

I don't even have to explain. The hunters are stuck up.

25 Tigerstar losing all his lives when Scourge killed him, yet Firestar only loses one.

I just voted for this so I can set things straight... Tigerstar never got his nine lives from Starclan. He didn't actually randomly lose every single life when scourge killed him.

I wish Firestar died, he became emotionless and so boring since becoming leader.

Ummm, in Yellowfang's Secret
Yellowfang or Sagewhisker literally says a leader can lose all of their lives if a wound is severe enough. this is not a problem guys!

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