Top 10 Warriors Cats Cliches

Even though we love the Warriors series, it does get a little repetitive, doesn't it?
The Top Ten
1 Forbidden Love

Oh my gosh, this is one of the most insanely overused plot lines in Warriors. It started with Graystripe and Silverstream, which was cute, but it's literally everywhere now, with Leafpool and Crowfeather, Mapleshade and Appledusk, Dovewing and Tigerheart, and God knows how many others. I think they should just stop making so many of these relationships and stick with relationships within the code.

P.S. One of my favorite forbidden relationships is Bluestar and Oakheart.

The forbidden love in Warriors is equivalent to Hollywood movies inserting token romance into their films with no other reason than people eat that crowfood up. Not for a good plot device, not for actual conflict, but because it's "cute" and it sells the product.

The only "forbidden romance" I ever really liked was the one with Silverstream and Greystripe because it was the first time it was done, and it actually played out like some sort of cat Romeo and Juliet kind of thing. Not because it "looked cute." The newer ones are ridiculous, with all of the newer forbidden romances becoming more and more clichéd.

The Erins know a large number of their readers just love to see any drama involving forbidden romance. Or just romance in general. They even did a page on their site on the "top ships," didn't they? They must see it as a good marketing scheme, so they will keep pumping it out because people just LOVE shipping and forbidden romance.

Just get on with it! Enough with the cheap love drama. This series is called WARRIOR cats. And besides, this series has run for a long time. You know what happens when a series runs for too long.

2 Most of the Cats are Related to Tigerstar and are Evil

Why! This is just stupid! Stupid! It's kind of offensive to the cats!

3 Everybody Training in the Dark Forest

In my story, no one trains in the Dark Forest.

The villain is too loyal to her own Clan to join the Dark Forest. She just got angry because everyone she ever cared about left her, making my main character kind of seem like a villain.

Brambleclaw was training in the Dark Forest for some time, and we were curious as to where his loyalties lay. Then, it got even more interesting when Ivypool joined the Dark Forest.

Omg, I started to find the amount of cats in the Dark Forest hilarious. Literally every main character ever has been there!

4 The Cat with 100 Kits

I think that Ferncloud is one of these cats. No offense, but she is made to be sweet and gentle because she has 100 kits in her belly! Ferncloud, Daisy, and Sorreltail are cats that just annoy me because they have literally no life outside the nursery (not so much Sorreltail). These cats are just sitting in there, not like they're expecting kits in there (except for Ferncloud, who has 10000000 kits in her belly). If you ask me, they're just crowding the nursery.

- Moonstar of ThunderClan

Maximum of two litters in my story. It gets annoying when a cat has three litters, each with three kits, giving nine kits. There is no way that cat can live like that!

The closest I ever got to three litters was a cat having a single litter of kits, then having another, but they all died, so she adopted two cats.

5 The One Arrogant Clanmate

This does annoy me a lot. Thistleclaw, Tigerclaw, Dustpelt, Rainflower, Foxheart, Darktail, and Sharpclaw (kind of), etc.

There's always someone, isn't there? Foxheart, (Yellowfang's Secret) Dustpelt, etc.

Berrynose is just as dumb as his mother.

He's annoying and acts like a kit.

Jayfeather: Keep still and swallow your poppy seed! It's for your wound, you fox-hearted mouse-brain!
Berrynose (snorts): More like poopy seeds!
Cherryfall: He's not my...

6 Kits that Look Nothing Like Their Parents

Well, say a cat with white fur and green eyes mates with someone that has grey fur and blue eyes, and they have a brown kit with amber eyes. This may seem impossible, but say the cat with white fur has a parent with brown fur and green eyes, while the other has white fur and amber eyes.

Now, let's say that the grey cat has a parent with grey fur and blue eyes, and another with grey fur and amber eyes. This makes it technically possible for the two original cats to have a kit with brown fur and amber eyes. It's just that the chances are slim.

7 The Cats that Were Discarded or Unused

And sometimes the Erins don't realize that some cats are MUCH TOO YOUNG to be going to the elders' den.

Like Dapplenose and Pouncetail of RiverClan. They were apprentices in POT and just were discarded into the elders' den in OOTS. It's honestly just sad.

Hollyleaf was a good example of laziness. But at least they gave her a side story. Spottedleaf didn't become important until she died, and so on. Really, Erins?

All the kits and apprentices in arcs 1 and 2. Half of Brindleface, Speckletail, and Goldenflower's kits disappeared. Then, in arc 2, three of Ferncloud's kits died.

Meanwhile, Barkface and Mistyfootstar had their incredibly long lives. And tada! Misty appears on the cover of River, the new Warriors book! When will she die?

8 All the Cats that Look the Same

Ginger cats are not that common! We need a cat with an amber eye and a yellow eye! And a lavender lilac cat with green eyes! Give me a cream blue-grey cat!

Beachfang for the name, I guess!

The most used looks in the Warriors series are as follows: orange tabby, tortoiseshell, gray, etc. Why not have more hairless cats like Rock?

There should be more white and brown patched cats. They're not used often!

9 Badgers

No offense, but I'm so sick of Cinderpelt. I hate badgers, and I'm also kind of sick of Midnight because I just hate badgers.

Badgers are dark-hearts.

-Misty Stream, an ancient

So many cats, even in the first series, were killed by badgers. Let us not forget the amazingly tragic death of Cinderpelt, ThunderClan's medicine cat.

Not all badgers are bad. Just see what Midnight has to tell you.

10 Thunderclan Cannot Keep Med Cats

Notice how nobody in ThunderClan wanted to be a med.

Spottedleaf: became a med because of Thistleclaw. Yellowfang: forced to become a med because she could feel other cats' pain. Cinderpelt: injured leg. Jayfeather: blind. Alderheart: sign from StarClan.

Leafpool is the only one from Into the Wild to now who actually wanted to be a med.

Ever notice how ThunderClan cannot keep medicine cats? Spottedleaf, Yellowfang, and Cinderpelt all died not long after being in the books.

I really did not notice at first. Duh, it's so unbelievable!

The Contenders
11 Thunderclan are Heroes

So, let's read the next Warrior Cats series! *A few minutes later* Okay, this follows the adventures of a THUNDERCLAN -argh! - MEDICINE CAT -e- apprentice who is the son of the noble BRAMBLESTAR -gasp- who has a PROPHECY and then brings back a lost Clan.

I wonder if that puts you off. There is a ShadowClan cat who helps him in the first book, but then she goes and joins a band of rogues and falls in love with a tom.

Here's something better: two regular apprentices, a tom and a she-cat from RiverClan and WindClan, are sent on a mission to explore the rest of the area around the Clans to start their own Clan. Too many Clans? This is my kind of thing.

12 Mary Sues

Dovewing, Star Flower, Feathertail, Silverstream, Whitestorm (he's wonderful, but you have to admit he's a total Gary Stu), Violet Dawn, Moth Flight (maybe not 100% Sue, but pretty much), and even MORE!

There are WAY too many Sues/Stus!


If you need help trying to have a non-Mary Sue character, just get a positive trait (e.g., honesty and talkative) and turn it into a flaw by looking at the bad outcomes of that trait. For example, the character can be dangerous because at gatherings they can give away Clan weaknesses because they are always chatting, and their honesty means that they don't lie about it.

13 Boring Villain

Apart from maybe Sol or Scourge, the Warrior Cats villains are a bit clichéd. Classic Warriors villain: They're toms, cruel, power-hungry (usually want to take over the whole forest), only care about fighting and being the strongest, don't care about anyone else, and show no personality outside of being evil.

Let's see who falls under these rules: Tigerstar, Hawkfrost, Brokenstar, Darktail, Slash, One-eye, etc. Quite a lot.

We need more Mapleshades! Put back stupid Tigerstar and his fellow trainees! No more ambitions!

Give me vengeance! Write about misunderstanding! More backstories for villains!

14 Silver Tabby with Blue Eyes

Omsc, most annoying thing ever. The most beautiful she-cats are always silver tabbies with blue eyes: Feathertail, Silverstream, etc.

Almost every fanfiction out there has a main character that's a silver tabby, and their names are things like Moon-something or Spirit-something or Dream-something. Tortoiseshells and black cats are just as beautiful, you all.

Being a silver tabby with blue eyes doesn't make you "prettier" than other cats.

It's so annoying at this point, and the only one that wasn't a Mary-Sue is Millie.

15 No Twoleg Notices When They Run a Cat Over with a Car

I always think of that. If I drove a monster over a random cat, I'd notice!

Can't they hear the crack of bones?

I would notice and help! Poor kitty! Write a fanfic where Twolegs show sympathy!

16 Shadowclan is Evil

Yeah, ShadowClan is not evil. The Place of No Stars is. But many people think they are!

Come on, have some imagination! ShadowClan is actually smart! They just get in battles with ThunderClan a lot. But they aren't EVIL!

Why are a lot of villains from ShadowClan?

Tigerstar was born in ThunderClan, but he lived the last of his life in ShadowClan. Brokenstar was from ShadowClan, and so was Sleekwhisker. It's just repetitive.

Let's just say this is all according to ThunderClan. Because ThunderClan has their very big share of evil cats. Bigger than ShadowClan!

17 Evil Tom Cats

So many evil cats are toms! Tigerstar, Brokenstar, Hawkfrost, Thistleclaw. The she-cat villains are usually background characters or just sidekicks!

We need more cats like Mapleshade. She was a good villain, no doubt about that.

Cats like Sleekwhisker are just side villains. She can just barely make the "villain" title for attacking Tawny and Rowan in River of Fire.

-Fallen from before StarClan

I always wanted a female medicine cat who was secretly working for some rogues. Why not?

Yes! Can we please have a few more evil she-cats? Toms aren't the only ones who can be bad!

18 Firestar x Spottedleaf

This ship has no backstory and it is disgusting and unimpressive. Spottedleaf is the most useless cat in the series and she was Firestar's childhood crush. Get over her! She's just a stalker that creeps up in Firestar and his kin's dreams and is weird about it. She also is just gross with no character development whatsoever. I totally hate this ship and I want to sink it!

Firestar, turn your head to Sandstorm, your real mate. No looking at Spottedleaf, OK?

- Moonstar of ThunderClan

Firestar, just get over Spottedleaf. Just...please. Just do it.

She's dead. She was never an important cat to the series, while Sandstorm has gone through so much for you. "Sandstorm, you will never be my second, only my first." (That's not an actual quote.) Everyone can see you didn't mean that, Firestar. Just ditch the tortoiseshell, for Llama God's sake!


19 The Obligatorily Famine/Drought/ Disease/Two-Leg Invasion/Fire the Cats Have to Deal with in Every Single Book.

Ideas for problems in the book without it being really dramatic:

- Cat doesn't feel they fit in.
- An enemy tries to take their territory.
- Cat overhears a character plotting something against the Clans, but the cat doesn't know whether to let the leader know.

If you are going to put a famine, drought, etc. in the book, try to make it have a plot twist or bad outcome. If you want to be different, maybe make a cat help someone out of famine or drought in secret, instead of them experiencing it.

It happens every series. There's at least one book that deals with a sickness, drought, or something like that. It's annoying sometimes.

20 All Medicine Cats are Good

I'm making an evil med cat because of this.

Medicine cats aren't always sweet, lovely, popular, and pretty cats. I know not all of them are like this, but most of them are.

Like, why does this happen? An evil medicine cat would be so interesting!

21 Good Always Wins

Remember, there has to be some balance. Bad can't always win, and good can't always win.

When the Clan cats fought the Dark Forest, they ended up winning the battle, but some cats got killed and some Clan cats went on the side of the Dark Forest. This is a good example of balance because the Dark Forest killed some cats and gained some cats in the Dark Forest (bad winning), but the Clan cats won the battle (good winning).

Yeah! A villain rules the clans and kills many cats (except Graystripe and Ivypool), but finally, after like four books, a hero rises up and defeats the villain!

22 Main Character is Always Leader

Excluding super editions and side stories, only two main characters have become leader.

Brambleclaw, Firestar, Squirrelflight will be leader, and so on and so forth.

23 Medicine Cats Falling in Love

Why have the rule if so many break it? Leafpool and Yellowfang both broke it and had kits! -Fallen from before StarClan

I don't know. It's a bit repetitive, but I think it's cute. They should tackle this issue in the Broken Code.

That's absolutely right. Yellowfang, Cinderpelt, Spottedleaf, Leafpool, Alderheart, even Jayfeather!

24 If Your Prefix is Snow, You're Most Likely to Die
25 Cats Excluded and Included in the Allegiances

I think that there should be a kit section in the allegiances. It would take ages and would be useless because kits grow up so fast in the books. But we have an apprentice section, and they also go into another rank in six moons. A kit section would make it easier for people so you don't have to go scouting in the books because you just couldn't remember that book where that one character is a kit.

My fanfiction allegiances have it, so why not the official books? To be honest, if you know your characters well, it should/will be easy to add kits! #JusticeForKits

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