Top 10 Tips to Make a Good Warrior Cats OC

These are tips to make a good warrior cats OC. Hope these tips help.
The Top Ten
1 Give them some flaws

This is something that everyone needs. Some people don't give their characters any flaws on the Wiki or give them strange flaws like in 'Without a Tail' the protagonist has one pretty lame flaw and the other has two tails which is genetically impossible. I like that is on here because there are still Mary Sues in warrior cats and that's the best written series in the world and anyone who hates it has a smashed head! Give them some balanced flaws or else they could be a bit too - flaw-happy, I guess? I still wish that unnatural colors was at the top though. Anyway, always remember to give your character flaws! - Moonstar of ThunderClan

2 Don't use unnatural fur or eye colors (green, purple etc)

I mean, if you do do this, then give it a reason. Like, were they died? Accident? Defect? But just make sure that it's realistic. Don't go too crazy if you're reason is defect. I can understand why this is annoying sometimes, but it's just so babyish to make some vibrant neon orange cat or something. I do have a rainbow cat (her name is Mistycloud) but she used to be a kittypet and her twolegs thought that she would look cuter if she were rainbow. - Stonepaw

There are some natural colors of these like blue, flame-ginger, and yellow. This does not limit creativity because if you actually want an actually good OC (no offense) you have to use realistic colors. It's okay if you have a black cat with white spots and different colored eyes because that can actually happen not out of a defect, though. Because vibrant purple fur is just so babyish! It's like someone wants to make a magical pony cat, for StarClan's sake! And if you do that in Warrior Cats: Ultimate Edition, you are not exp and I might report you for glitching, just the way it is! Give the cat a colorful tinge but no vibrant reds, oranges, yellows, greens, blues, purples, etc. - Moonstar of ThunderClan

3 Don't use star as a prefix

I feel like everyone should know this, I guess if you don't plane on the oc being leader its oki, but isn't it against the warrior code?

Okay, if you are going to do this, make them a rogue that used to be a warrior with the name Star'(something) that decided to keep their warrior name or something. Or make them a medicine cat. Though if they are a pure rogue or kittypet, go ahead, name them Star if you want.

I don't believe in "traditional naming," so go ahead, however, if the character will ever become leader, this may be problematic.

4 Sometimes a simple name (Leafpelt, Lionclaw, etc.) can be as good as complicated names (Hawkthunder, Darkfire, etc.)

Exactly, this doesn't mean that it's always the case, but sometimes making the name of an oc simpler can even make it more unique.

Yeah, cause that you don't want to spend like, an hour, on a name. And if their name is complicated then then they will sound very special. It is okay to have a complicated name though.

Yeah, because simple names could mean simple on the outside, but complicated on the inside.

5 Don't make him/her involved in more than 3 prophecies

Even ONE prophecy is the max. And don't just make the protagonist in a prophecy. And seriously, the prophecies themselves with start getting boring if it's the same cat over and over. And even to BE in a prophecy you have to be quite important/special. Don't make a prophecy with a million cats in it! 5 is the max for me. And it also gets annoying when the cats NEVER fail in prophecies, just get your cat in ONE prophecy, one is enough! - Stonepaw

Yes! I started losing interest when characters were Mary Sues with no flaws and were destined to never fail, in any way. Precious writers don't ruin it for the people who will support your writing the most. Take time to build a beautiful, flawed character, make chapters and stories about how they overcome their mistakes. Or do the wrong thing in a situation and maturely brave the consequences.

6 A cat with a power is fine, but too much power will turn them to a Mary Sue

Yeah, cause then if they have to much power and they're a good guy then they will be to predictable and if they're a bad guy then they will beat everybody' and the good guy is supposed to win. If the bad guy does win then it would be super boring. Nobody wants to read a book that is super boring.

It's fun to try and come up with absurd and strange powers, the main thing you want to avoid is your character being able to steamroll through all their problems while using their powers.

Elemental powers are NOT fine. Elemental powers are OP and make an OC an instant Mary Sue.

7 Don't use the word beautiful, pretty, perfect, etc. as a prefix or suffix

Read this story and I'll tell you everything wrong with it.

Perfectpaw is beautiful in every way. She's epic and she's kind ro everyone and so brave. Everyone loves her so much.

So, perfect paw can be beautiful, I guess, but you need to even it out! Maybe perfect Paw could be rude, or really insecure or she can't make friends or whatever. Ps, don't use the word Perfectpaw.

Not really. Beautiful cats exist, as humans do. Usually, try to make sure that 'beautiful' isn't their only trait. If they are perfect, maybe make them a bit 'ugly'. (to be honest ugly cats aren't that ugly.) I have an oc who is 'beautiful', but is sarcastic, rude, and defensive. You see the balance?

8 Don't use things cats don't know (galaxy, neon, etc) as a prefix or suffix

Honestly, this is just plain stupid. The only exceptions for this should be daylight warriors, former kittypets, and former rogues. It also depends on the Clan, you could make a Clan where they use different naming systems or have lots of former kittypets in their Clan. Just don't do this if you want to make a good, realistic OC. - Stonepaw

Yeah, because that the mom names the kit and the leader gives it its suffix and they can't name it something that they don't even know exists. They can be named anything if they are a kittypet though.

9 If you're making an evil cat, give them a backstory

If you are making an evil cat, give them a backstory. I have an evil cat (DO NOT COPY!!!!)
Once there was a cat, her name was Dappleheart. She was a happy queen in ThunderClan until two foxes attacked. The warriors tried to do everything that they could, but one of her kits, Nettlekit had been taken away from the Clan and killed. She became really depressed and sad afterwards. Crowfur (the medicine cat) tried to help her, trying to make her focus on different things. But she was too mad. She attack Crowfur and killed her mate, Tawnynose.
Honestly, if you want a good nice evil cat, give them a backstory. Did their kit die? Did they want to become a certain role but couldn't? Were they the last apprentice to become a warrior? Be creative! - Stonepaw

10 Don’t copy a canon character from the books

I had this friend who wrote bad Warriors fanfiction and put it in our school library. She copied Leafpool and Dovewing from the books.
Here is what was wrong with it (I might go off topic):
1. She copied characters from the books
2. She said 'glitching' when cats don't know what that is
3. There was a cat named Banjo
4. It was snowing and then it was suddenly sunny!
Honestly, just don't do that. It's actually a crime to take characters from a movie/book that you don't own. Or at least give them credit or don't publish it on any page! You can write Canon fanfiction, or Canon/Fanon mix fanfiction, but don'r write Fanon fanfiction and then use Canon characters! - Stonepaw

The Contenders
11 Don't make them overpowered

Like I said before, if a character never struggles with anything, they're less interesting to read about.

12 Give him/her a name that matches their personality and physical look

It doesn't really matter about having a name that fits an oc, since sometimes, it can be nice to have an ironic name. Like I have an oc named Talonfrisk, which would imply that they're really fierce, when really, they're a mediator in their clan.

Can you imagine a cat named Snowclaw who is plain black, or a cat named Flamestrike who is a peaceful meddie?

13 Don’t make them the leader unless they have real leadership qualities

Most of he time this would apply, but, sometimes, it could be funny to have a cat become leader with not great leadership skills.

Ok, I am making a fan fiction about how my clan Oakclan was made and one of the characters ens up being leader. But this cat does possess leadership quality's. This also goes for active leaders. Don't make them suck at their job and make the protagonist do the leading.

A leader without leadership qualities is like a medicine cat without medicine cat skills

14 Don't be afraid to be unrealistic

There should be some reason to do that. Like, "They are special" isn't an excuse. Albino cats by DNA? Dyed kittypet? Was an accident? There must be a reason, or you'll get bunch of comments screaming "Cats aren't pink, stupid". Even that you think that it is fine, but some don't.

This is something I think more of the fandom needs to hear, there's no harm in dipping into the fantasy aspect of warrior cats a little. So long as your character is still written well, what's the problem?

Yeah! After all, this is Warrior Cats, a book where cats can talk and they make up their own clans and names and have their own naming system and StarClan, human intelligence and can use medicine.

15 Don't make him/her have a super long name (Butterflysparkle, Marigoldpetal, etc.)

This is a small thing, but I agree with it. It's good to have a name that rolls off the younger nicely and isn't a chore to read or pronounce.

Yeah, cause then it might be really hard to remember or pronounce, plus you might accidentally misspell it.

I used to think that they had 3 parts before I read the series. Like, "Poppyheartpaw", Poppyheartpelt".

16 Be original

Like a comment from before said, don't copy a main character even a character that wasn't important

17 Don't use moon, sun, or other symbolic things for the cats

There are ZERO, ZERO naming rules in warrior cats, just so everyone knows. It's like saying you aren't allowed to name your kid...Tree. You can named anyone whatever you want, and please don't listen to the people who think otherwise! :3 Warriors is very unrealistic anyways...but we still love it!

I don't remember Sun being an illegal name, the "Moon is a bad suffix/prefix because" rule has never been used, and Traditional Naming is a fan concept.

Traditional naming is a fan concept. Unless it's star(Suffix), Silverpelt or Mythical creatures, you shouldn't limit other's creativity because you don't like the name.

18 Be creative with colors and patterns

It's also good to be creative with proportions and shape. As a basic character design principle, you should be able to pick out your character in a crowd and recognize them via silhouette.

Yes, my OC Birch'flight has well, birch tree colouring! her underbelly, back legs, and tail are the part of a birch under the bark. the rest is white and black striped!

Cats can have hearts and other shapes on them, stop saying it's impossible in cats.

19 Give them a few scars and injuries, but don't go overboard

Yes and I think there should be some backstory about how your oc got its scars cause it cant just have had scars appear from absolutely nowhere. Robinflight has a huge scratch on her tummy from battle. Unless your OC has been in a huge battle it shouldnt have scars on every part of its body. -Dustflower

They had to get a few scratches from somewhere or else they wouldn't look like a warrior.

Imagine a cat with no legs, torn ears and a ripped tail.

20 If you're making a mean OC, make sure they actually care about something

YES! Otherwise, they don't seem real and have no real character.

Mhm! Characters always have something to care about, even if they're evil.

Or their personality is just one-dimensional.

21 Don't give him/her accessories (collars, earrings, bracelets, etc.)

Well, give 'em a collar if they're a kittypet, but let's say you give your oc earrings and a necklace...

Yeah, cause then everybody will think they are kittypets. You can only give them collars if they are in bloodclan or is a kittypet.

Have you ever seen a cat with earrings?!?

22 Be creative

Be creative and seek advice

Natural pelts work wonders, unatural pelts cause well trouble. Purple cats don't exist so stop making your cats purple if anything make a really gray purple so it looks more natural. Lavender eyes are okay but red eyes don't exist, it makes the character to edgy. Powers can be added if the prophecy calls for it, but no magic, its to unrealistic. Maybe something like can read minds or can put a thought into a cat's head, mind manipulation crap. Scars and injuries are great to add! It makes your character look tough and can even give them disadvantages. Your cats skills should not be all 10/10, your character needs specific skills their good at, if they're a medicine cat then make them bad at fighting and really good at medicine stuffs. Leaders cannot be young cats, its to unreasonable for a previous leader to choose a newly made warrior as the deputy. My cats are all older than 30 moons and leaders are typically older than 70 moons. hope this helps&

23 Don't be afraid to be creative with names

There are no set names for cats. I'm not saying name a warrior Lilly or Perfect. Stick to the normal prefix'suffix names but don't just name your oc Dark'fur. Instead call it something like Dusk'Stripe or instead of Swift'Heart name them Rabbit'Leap (Since rabbits are pretty fast.)

24 Give them a not too sad backstory

Okay I'm going to give you a sad backstory and point out what's wrong with it

Once upon a time, Dawnpaw went on a walk with her mentor, family, and leader. They ran into BloodClan and they were all killed except Dawnpaw.

Okay, first of all, how would your mentor, family and leader all die! Sure, maybe one of those people. But why her entire family! And why would they go so close to BloodClan! Make it logical, too. It's okay to be tragic just not that tragic

Is having her be an escaped lab cat a good backstory?

25 Don't use weird suffixes like Grayscale or Margoildpath
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