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

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

I kind of disagree. She made up with Crookedstar in StarClan, and she also had a hard time admitting when she was wrong. Plus, unfortunately, mother cats will abandon their kitten when he may die. Plus, Crookedstar did the same thing with Silverstream for a while after Willowbreeze died because he thought that she would die, too.

I think that Lizardstripe is worse, though. She didn't even want kits! - IcetailofWishClan

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2 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?

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

Who the heck is this?

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4 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! >:(

5 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 personally dislike her, but she never had a chance. Stop hating on her. - Emberleap

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6 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's annoying in my opinion. She just mopes around all day about her dead kit that wasn't exactly born while Talltail suffers and when Sandgorse died she just moved right on way too fast. And when she had her second litter of kits, the litter with Woolytail, she blamed every bit of the kits' bad behavior on Talltail, which is just cruel. She paid no real attention to him and was not that good of a mother, in my opinion.

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7 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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8 Appledusk

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

9 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.

10 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.

The Contenders

11 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

Oh, please. There are far worse parents than Stormtail on this list. 1. He chose Dappletail AFTER Moonflower died, like the whole Graystripe and Millie thing. 2. I'm sorry, but their kits were snobby brats. 3. His mate is so sweet and kind and caring that it makes me sick, and I'm sure it was the same case for him. 4. Their relationship was definitely more of a Spiderleg and Daisy relationship in Bluestar's Prophecy, but in Goosefeather's Curse it is obvious that Stormtail was crushing on Moonpaw BIGTIME and vice versa, so it makes their relationship a little bit confusing. Overall, Stormtail was actually a rather okay parent when compared to others, but I don't blame him for ridding of Moonflower. (See my comment on Moonflower on Worst Warrior Cats Parents where I express further hatred for Moonflower.) ~Rocky

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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 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

14 Millie


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!

Millie is the worst! When Blossemfall got hurt she didn't care. YOU HAVE MORE THEN ONE KIT! that's the reason Blossemfall was a dark fores cat.

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15 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

She has so many kits its getting kind of stupid. They say she might be having more.

Ferncloud: Oh look I have more kits. *kits grow up* "Hey you want some more kits? I can always have more."

Then she forgets them.

Ferncloud: "Wait so your telling me that you are my kit? I haven't had any kits! "

Yeah she is terrible ~Cloudstar

16 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

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17 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!

18 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?

Is Gray Wing really that bad compared to Appledusk and Rainflower? - RisingMoon

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