Top Ten Worst Warrior Cat Mates And/or Parents

Well... a list of worst mates and/or parents in the Warriors series. The reason why there's the and/or thing is because mates sometimes have kits. Oh, and one more thing: Millie will not be on this list.

The Top Ten

1 Rainflower Rainflower

Bad mate, bad parent. Once Crookedstar broke his jaw, she disowned him and moved out of the nursery to be away from him once Oakheart became an apprentice. She refused to pay attention to him, and she very well did deserve to die.

She is such a awful mate and mother! She practically DISOWNED Crookedstar after he broke his jaw, calling him an "ugly mess". What kind of mother does that? A REAL mother loves their children despite their looks. And renaming Crookedstar from Stormkit to Crookedkit was just absolutely cruel. I don't blame Shellheart for dumping her. She was a horrible character and (in my opinion at least) deserved the death she got. Serves her right.

What happened to her that corrupted her soul enough that she would not want her son, who needed love and both of his parents? - Gorgestar

Rainflower is horrible! It made me so mad at how she judged Crookedsta by his looks. Shellheart was an actually a good mate/father, and was way to good for him. I'm glad she died the way she did. �"

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2 Lizardstripe Lizardstripe

Bad mate, /horrid/ parent. She disowned her adopted kit, and was even seen nipping, hissing, growling, and depriving him of milk to remind him of how she didn't want him. She sighed with relief when all her kits became apprentices, and unwillingly agreed to nurse Brokenkit. Lizardstripe is the reason why Brokenstar is in the Dark Forest, and now faded. She cared more about ambition. The only good side to her is that she wanted to help her Clan, but then again, ambition... But my question is... /why/ did she go to StarClan?

Hi, she hated Brokenkit with everything she got and Brokenkit turned into Brokenstar whadayaknow next he starts killing off all the kits and has to be killed by his real mother not Lizardstripe watch your mouth Lizardstripe now he in Dark Forest and plotted to destroy all the clans good job Lizardstripe you ended up killing like 20 cats you're sucha good mom right? NUPE

She is the main reason Brokenkit/Brokentail/Brokenstar was evil. Right after giving birth to her kits she called them brats... I hate her

3 Tom

Forgot to add in about him. Terrible mate and parent. Disowned his kits and /abused/ Turtle Tail

Really hate this guy. He STOLE his kits and forced them into his own home and not where they were truly happy. He got Turtle Tail killed. He is truly horrible

Unfortunate implications make me hate him more than you'd expect - Hollysnow

Tom was made to be a horrible parent. Harassing his mate, kidnapping his kids and then being happy over his mate's death. I'm shocked the erins didn't kill him off. He should be. - Pebblepaw

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4 Silverstream Silverstream

Bad mate, erm... -strains out the words- decent parent. Okay, I won't get into detail about the parenting stuff, but for mate... She was a horrible mate. How was Silverstream the better mate? In fact, how was she a /good/ mate? She was completely selfish in the relationship, and thought that Crookedstar could defend her because she was his daughter. If you ask me, she's also a mary-sue. I have to give her a bit of credit, because she didn't want to /intentionally/ fall in love. But honestly, she was a very static character and bad mate, and even caused Graystripe to be a complete jerk to Fireheart. Millie is better. Period.

WHY IS SHE AT 6!?!?! IF YOU MOUSEBRAINS don't KNOW, SHE NEVER GOT TO BE A MOTHER! Got to agree with that person. Silverstream is NOT a Mary Sue. DEFINITION! "A Mary Sue (if female) or Marty Stu (if male) is an idealized and seemingly perfect fictional character. Often this character is recognized as an author insert or wish fulfillment." Being BEAUTIFUL is not a Mary Sue! Graystripe and Fireheart fought because they are both IDIOTS! And the her father is Crookedstar exscuse you all keep talking about? Fireheart follows Graystripe and finds him with Silverstream yadayada, and Fireheart tells Silverstream "As if you know all of your clans patrols" Silverstream says " I do my father is Crookedstar." Okay mousebrains? DID ANYONE HEAR MY DAD WILL PROTECT ME! NO! So quit hating on her parenting skills! And I'm just confuse as to how she's in 6th...

Honestly SilverStream is one of My Favorite Characters but I'm not defending her because of that. Mille is a horrible mate and I dislike her extremely some may say that Silverstream and Graystripe were a foolish young couple but she was Gray's first love and her last words were "Take care of our kits" she is so loving to her daughter in Starclan unlike Millie who only cares about BriarLight and treats her other kits like "dirt" SilverStream is a great mate and parent in my opinion.

I think silver stream is perfectly fine!

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5 Appledusk Appledusk Appledusk is a RiverClan cat who was formally mates with Mapleshade (ThunderClan) which broke the warrior code. Later he took a mate—Reedshine and had kits with her.

He the only reason why mapleshade is in the DF, so this is all on him. IT'S. HIS. FAULT. Her falling in love with him wasn't the reason. Him watching his kits drown and then blaming it on her JUST BECAUSE he was too much of a coward to tell her that he's taking another mate. HIS KITS DROWNED TO DEATH AND HE DIDN'T GIVE A SH**. Thanks for getting rid of this spawn of the depths of hell, mapleshade.

I actually sort of feel bad for Mapleshade. Appledusk ended up blaming her for their kits' deaths, and then goes and mates with another cat. He's just like, "Hey Mapleshade, I will love you and only you," and then the next is like, "Did I mention I got a new mate? Her name is Reedshine and she's expecting my kits." - RisingMoon

I actually liked reading about Appledusk. And he is one of my favorite characters.

Appledusk is the worst. Mapleshade is crazy because of him! - Pebblepaw

6 Clear Sky Clear Sky

Terrible, terrible mate, and even worse of a parent. Arrogant, undeniably greedy, and short-sighted, Clear Sky lacked the parenting skills that had made his brother Gray Wing so beloved. His leadership was more important to him than the well-being of his son. Attacked Thunder during the Great Battle, and very nearly killed Gray Wing. He fell in love with his offspring's love interest, Star Flower, and later on stated that she was the only mate that deserved him.

Bad mate, isn't that good of a parent. The only way someone could see how he declined taking Thunder into his camp in a sympathetic way, is that he didn't want to suffer anymore family losses. All his love stuff was love at first sight, and he just seemed so self-obsessed even with a mate and kits that he was supposed to care about.

Most terrible Father EVER! He barely cared about Thunder and Got angry with his mate Storm. Though he felt bad about abandoning Thunder. And he loved Star Flower more then Bright stream or Storm! He also attacked his own son in a battle. He was just a big arrogant Selfish fool. Gray Wing was a much better parent and cared for Storm more then Clear Sky. He also deserve to have Quiet Rain mad at him. Quiet Rain should have never forgave him for killing Shaded Moss's Daughter Rain swept Flower. I just dislike Clear Sky so much and feel bad for Storm and Bright Stream! >:(

7 Stormtail

I can't believe he chose dapple tail over moonflower! After all you guys have been through storm tail just leaves her... - Cindersong

Unsure about parenting, but not a good mate. He just didn't seem to care much about Mooflower, and the whole "kit" thing just... happened. However, I can see how he was trying to console Bluepaw/fur when Moonflower died.

Stormtail should be at least in the top five he is an a full father and worse mate to Moonflower! Guess what? Moonflower wouldn't be DEAD if he helped her instead of Dappeltail but all he was like was oh Dappeltail your fending off a weak cat but u need some help oh Moonflower you'll be FINE. Like what

He left Moonflower for Dappletail! I know that Moonflower dies, but he shouldn't have flirted so vainly with Dappletail! I love Dappletail, but if I were her, I'd put my feelings aside and think of the two kits of Stormtail's that needed him after Moonflowers untimely death! Stormtail, be ashamed, be VERY ashamed... My feelings expressed...


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8 Palebird

Bad mate to Sandgorse, and for parenting, unsure. A good side to her parenting was that she was glad Tallstar didn't become a tunneler, mostly because she couldn't bear to lose another cat she loved. Besides, she had postnatal depression, so it's more understandable. However, she took on a mate almost immediately (immediately in this case does not mean "No! Sandgorse suddenly drowned in the tunnels! Hi Woolytail! You are now my mate," but in moons time. It was about two moons after Sandgorse's death when Palebird got a new mate. At some times, it seemed as if Palebird didn't care too much about Talltail. As put by one user: She mopes around all day while her kit gets bullied. She sits around whining about her dead kit whom never really was born. Then, when her mate dies, she goes right around and has kits with his tunnel-mate, not even caring about Tallpaw's warrior ceremony.

She had post natal depression you jerks!

Oblivious to Tallpaw's suffering, and was arguably one of the most selfish mothers in the Warriors series.

"She hated tallstar! "
No, she obtained depression after her mate died. She became sort of like Bluestar before she lost her last life, just less severe.

"She never loved sandgorse! "
Then why did she get DEPRESSION after he died? She needed someone else's in her life (I.e, Woolytail) and she got another mate.

Those are the only arguments I get on this, but they are both false. If you use these stupid excuses, then you are wrong and thank you for your time. - Ravenfang

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9 Leafpool Leafpool Leafpool is a character in the Warrior Cats series. She's the daughter of Firestar and Sandstorm, sister of Squirrelflight, mate of Crowfeather, and mother of Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Hollyleaf

She gave up her kits because she wanted to keep the warrior code intact. Hollyleaf's the idiot who didn't realize Leafpool cared for her. - RisingMoon

Hey, why isn't anyone thinkin about the storyline?! Leafpool was supposed to have mates, so the three were born. - ThePjCat


Don't blame her! She still loved them very much and was still a part of their life! And if they hadn't been born, what then? Where would they be then? Think of the prophecy! But, I hate Jayfeather, Hollyleaf and Lionblaze anyway...
- Sun Star360

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10 Sandgorse

Mate is... meh, terrible parent until he went to StarClan. He completely disowned Tallstar the moment he said he wanted to be a moor runner. He even accused his own son of being a coward and was just so horrid. He was too proud of the tunnels and wanted Tallstar to follow in his pawsteps.

Forces his son to follow in his footsteps, then blames him for shutting down the tunnels when WOOLYTAIL spilled everything, then rejects him, blames him for Brackenwing's death, and Tallpaw/tail still loves him. One faithful son he had.

Horrible parent to Tallpaw, didn't even acknowledge his own son as his son, " A dumb flood scared one of the apprentices." Page 188 of Tallstar's Revenge. This is when he's talking to Sparrow. He wanted Tallpaw to follow in his footsteps and when Heatherstar decided that his mentor would be Dawnstripe he first argued with his leader even do she was right in every way and then snapped at Tallpaw. At least Palebird acknowledged Tallpaw as her son and did what was good for his happiness and heath and didn't allow him to become a tunneler.

The Contenders

11 Crowfeather

Crow feather did llove breezepelt and like nightcloud to some standard but he was afraid of failing them as a father and as a mate

All he cares about are his half-Clan kits. He treats Nightcloud horribly and completely /neglects/ Breezepelt.

Crowfeather didn't love Nightcloud or Breezepelt at all! He used Nightcloud! And made Breezepelt evil because Nightcloud wouldn't have spoiled him if he was in his life. And Crowfeather is just ANNOOYING!

Terrible mate, terrible father. Seriously, he and Leafpool only mated out of lust. Not love. Once the two broke up, Crowfeather was rude to Leafpool, yet not to his half-Clan kits. He ignored Breezepelt and /used/ Nightcloud to prove his loyalty to WindClan. Poor Nightcloud... She deserves better.

12 Pinestar

So, his mate gives birth to his kits, who happen to be on the verge of dying, and what does he do? Does he stay and help his family? No, he runs away to "have peace! " Not to mention he has a whole Clan depending on him! Dislike all you want, it's my opinion.

There is a huge age gap between Pinestar and Leopardfoot. Pinestar was leader even before Leapordfoot's birth. - RisingMoon

Pinestar was a decent leader, and despite leaving his Clan to be a kittypet, I wouldn't have hated him so much if he hadn't left his mate and kits right after they were born. Tigerstar hates kittypets because his father became one, so naturally he hated Firepaw when he came to live in ThunderClan. Pinestar is one of the reasons for Tigerstar's ambition.

13 Spiderleg

He practically ignores his kits, making him a bad father, and doesn't pay any attention to Daisy after the kits are born, making him a TERRIBLE mate.

He ignored them like dirt he probably cares about dirt more then his kits

The weird part is, when my friend and I were role-playing with warrior cats, Spiderleg was in love with me and was my mate 😭

14 Crow Paw

Yeah but dustpelt and brackenfur STAYED TO ONE MATE. WHO CARES HOW MANY KITS THEY HAVE! The point is, CrowFEATHER is a terrible father and mate. He used Nightcloud, Pretty much only loved Leafpool cause she was gonna die, I suppose him and feather tail would be good, but she's still MUCH older than him.


Maybe you should start learning math. Last time I checked, Crowfeather had three mates, and only four kits. Compared to...oh, I dunno, Dustpelt, Brackenfur, that's hardly anything, honestly. And he didn't just TAKE a mate. This is his process:

1. He loved Feathertail. Feathertail died. He was heartbroken.

2. He nearly watched Leafpaw fall to her demise. Instead, he imagined Feathertail, saved her, and fell in love.

3. To prove his loyalty to WindClan, he forced himself to take Nightcloud as a mate.

Not to mention he gets more hate than his phsycopathic son. ~Rocky

15 Millie Millie Millie is a character in the Warriors series. She's a small, short-furred light gray tabby with blue eyes and a torn ear. Also current mate of Graystripe and mother of Bumblestripe, Blossomfall and Briarlight.

Millie is an awesome sweet mother - Leafstar12


Holy crap this cat is awful. She's flat up abusive to Blossomfall and Bumblestripe, and she's the reason that Blossomfall went to train in the Dark Forest! She also obsessed over Briarlight 24/7, not giving attention to anything else. As a mate, she was just eh.

This is why a DESPISE Millie. I mean, I like almost all of the cats, but MILLIE!? I mean, sorry to be offensive, Erin, but WHY THE HECK DIDN'T YOU LET GREENCOUGH KILL HER!? She's downright abusive to Blossomfall and Bumblestripe, and moons over precious Briarlight all the time! I respect Briarlight, but can't she just tell her mother what a brat she's being? No wonder Blossom is a Dark Forest cat!

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16 Ferncloud

As a mate is think she is fine, her and Dustpelt are adorable, and as a mother I don't really remember but she was very loving mother! (at least to her kits during her current pregnancy, apparently she ignores her previous litters, can't remember) I think she's got seven kits... so she must be doing something right, if at least 3/7 survived.

She completely neglects her previous litter!
Ferncloud: Aw, what a cute little kit! You are so playful and sweet! You remind me of my other litter. And my other. And my other. And my other. How many again? I forgot." -kit grows up- "Oh, I remember now! We don't have kits! " - Emberflight_of_StormClan

Great mother, unless you're now an adult. - Ravenfang


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17 Gray Wing

I think he's okay. Personally, I like Slate. She's a kind and brave cat.

Why is Gray Wing on here! Turtle Tail allowed him to have Slate as a mate in the fifth book! - IcetailofWishClan

I unfortunately had to put Gray Wing on this list as a bad mate, though a good (foster) parent. Honestly, with him taking on a new mate and having kits, it makes me feel like that his new mate is just a replacement for Turtle Tail. Seriously, Gray Wing, what happened?

What what is he doing here He’s a great father and mate! He is probably my favorite character in all of the books! He is loyal to Turtle Tail so what he maybe mourned her death for moons He had kits with Slate He died Saying he loved his kits Slate Clear sky Thunder Jagged Peak And Wind runner to I don’t think I can really defend him with this but he quoted I have traveled so far and loved so much and yet I am still following the Sun trail heading for my new hunting grounds. He is a beloved cat he was great to Slate and Turtle Tail also his kits and his adopted ones.He is a hero to all the clans He saved his brothers He believed in StarClan more than any of the other cats if you ask me he deserves to be leader of StarClan He even named the clans He loved his kis and mates He is the best clan cat in all of the books

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18 Oakheart Oakheart

He actually didn't act like a true father to mistyfoot and stonefur! (Revealed in mistystar's omen)

I think he was a decent parent, he still cared for his kits as any father really would have when he brought them to RiverClan. He spent quite a bit of time with them. Mistyfoot and Stonefur liked him. He wasn't a bad father, at least in my opinion

Mosspelt is a she cat, not a tom. Ugh.

Mosspelt(? ) was Mistyfoot and Stonefur's foster dad!

19 Riversong

Riversong? Who the heck is he or she?

Who's that? - RisingMoon

20 Dawnwhisker
21 Squirrelflight Squirrelflight

She lied to Brambleclaw about Lionblaze, Hollyleaf, and Jayfeather being their kits, ended her friendship with Brambleclaw at the end of "Starlight" just because he was wanting to get to know his half-brother, Hawkfrost, since she believed that Hawkfrost couldn't be trusted without anything to back it other than the fact he was Tigerstar son. She shouldn't even be deputy nor should she had been forgiven.

She has every right to be forgiven! She was helping her sister you sorry excuse for a cat! Mouse-dung eaters! Fox-hearts! ARGHHH! - Spottedfern


22 Dustpelt

They are the reason why Spider leg is such a bad father! Half of Thunderclan is their ofiguring so they neglect Spiderleg

23 Berrynose

Ugh. Where do I start.

He annoyin and a braggy cat about his kits

24 Mousepelt
25 Heatherpool
26 Bluestar Bluestar Bluestar is a character in the Warrior Cats series. She one of the leaders of ThunderClan. She is mates with Oakheart of RiverClan and her kits, Stonefur and Mistyfoot, live in RiverClan

Bluestar's a great cat. She needed to give up her kits to stop Thistleclaw from destroying Thunderclan. - RisingMoon

27 Starflower

Arrogant, Selfish and acts all high and mighty

28 Dovewing Dovewing Dovewing is a character in the Warriors series by Erin Hunter. Her first appearance is in the fourth arc, know as Omen of the Stars, in the book The Fourth Apprentice. She was part of the Power of Three, and her power was to hear and see things very far away, farther than any normal cat could ever do. more.

She was all like. I have no powers imma dump u boi

29 Brightflower Brightflower She is mother to Yellowfang and she accused her daughter of killing her second litter. However, she is a good and caring mother.

She blamed Yellowfang, her own kit for the death of Marigoldkit and Mintkit. She even went to the Dark Forest because of the hatred that built up inside of her after their deaths. - RisingMoon

30 Nightcloud Nightcloud
31 Slate

She pretty much rejected her kits after Gray Wing died. Please honey please respect your kits they need you and you go and nap all day while your kits are outside of camp and then blame Moth wing

32 Brambleclaw
33 Bramblestar Bramblestar
34 Lionblaze Lionblaze Lionblaze is a character in the Warrior Cats series . He is part of The Three, along with Jayfeather and Dovewing, and has the power of being undefeated in battle . However, the power if removed from him after the Clans are saved from the Dark Forest .

I absolutely hate how he treated Cinderheart. When he told her about the Prophecy, Cinderheart (who I have no hate toward) said “Oh you’re too perfect for me, we can’t be together”. Then Lionblaze straight up pretty much is like “Oh wait, I’m not part of an IMPORTANT prophecy, it’s not like we’ll kill off Tigerstar for the second time and end cat Hell from attacking us...”. Then and only then was Cinderheart like “Oh NOW we can be together. Lionblaze changed himself just so Cinderheart would like him. Lionblaze, if Cinderheart doesn’t like you, either get a new mate or leave her and don’t get a new one, it’s that simple. You shouldn’t have to change yourself for the benefit of just getting someone who doesn’t like you for who you are to like you. That’s not how love works. Honestly, I think Lionblaze would be better off with Heathertail.

35 Moth Flight

I love her but she wasn't that great of a parent

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