My Top Ten Least Favorite Warrior Cats by Mistleheart


Mistleheart discusses warriors that are DOWNRIGHT AWFUL

Hi! This is my very first article, and I felt like discussing some warriors I think are just downright terrible. TO WARN YOU, THERE ARE A LOT OF SPOILERS!

So I’ll start off with a ‘quite bad’ one…

10. Dawnpelt

I don’t hate her as I hate the other characters listed, but I still despise her. In the Power of Three books, she was pretty much just fine, but around the end of The Forgotten Warrior I really disliked her.

I know she was just maddened over her brother’s death, but in my opinion (which can be unreliable) it’s no excuse to interrupt the Gathering and start accusing Jayfeather of murdering Flametail. She had no proof, just that she saw he was diving after Flametail when he was trying to save him.

But then, she had no way of knowing that, which is washed isn’t further down this list. 😛

9. Rainflower

Let’s just say it straight: I think it’s her fault that Crookedstar broke his jaw. Once Crookedkit and Oakkit snuck out of camp, but Rainflower didn’t scold them, even praised Crookedkit for being so brave. Crookedkit and Oakkit snuck out afterwards, AGAIN, and that’s ahen Goosefeather chased Crookedkit into breaking his jaw.

After that, Rainflower just started rejecting HER OWN KIT, acting as if she didn’t understand that he had feelings. Crookedpaw grew into Crookedjaw, and before he could prove to his mother he was just a good warrior as Oakheart, she hit her head on a stone and died.

8. Tom

Tom is that copper-colored kittypet from Dawn of the Clans that is stupidly selfish, foolish, and abusive. He mistreated Turtle Tail – his own mate – and didn’t care when she died.

Then, he called his kits ‘dumb’ which is even worse than Rainflower’s case. Calling your own kits dumb is just straightforwardly abusive. Not only was he an abusive parent, he made friends with One Eye!

I’ll stop ranting on here. One Eye attacked Tom’s kit, Sparrow Fur, and nearly killed her. Tom tried to stop One Eye…but I think only because he wanted control over his daughter.

7. Oakstar

It all starts during a battle against RiverClan where Appledusk, an enemy warrior, kills Birchface by pushing him into the river. Flowerpaw, Birchface’s apprentice, dives after him and they both die.

Later, Mapleshade has Appledusk’s kits, and before long, the ThunderClan medicine cat, Ravenwing, figures out who the father of her kits was and reports to Oakstar. Oakstar banished Mapleshade for being the mate of the cat who killed his son. I can live with that, but he exiled her kits as well.

Had the kits done anything? They were INNOCENT!!! But Oakstar exiled Petalkit, Patchkit, and Larchkit and they ended up drowning in the river. It was practically Oakstar’s fault three innocent kits died.

6. Willow Tail

I really can’t explain why I hate her so much. Probably because she started an unnecessary war between SkyClan and WindClan. She lied to her own Clan, dragging rabbits across the SkyClan border and claiming that Red Claw and the other cats if SkyClan had been hunting in WindClan territory!

5. Sol

Sol was an abysmal and dreadful character in the story. First he convinced ShadowClan to not believe in StarClan. When Blackstar drove him out, he was furious and told Hollyleaf, Jayfeather, and Lionblaze to drag prey across the border and claim that ShadowClan had stolen them.

Then, he started another battle after Hollyleaf came back. He didn’t fight in the battle, just let WindClan attack ThunderClan for him while he strolled around watching.

So personally, I hate Sol because I think he’s lazy, foolish, and way too cunning for his own good.

4. Darkstripe

When Tigerclaw betrayed ThunderClan, Darkstripe was his biggest supporter. He was so excited when Tigerstar came back from the rogue life to rule ShadowClan, and secretly took Bramblekit and Tawnykit to meet their father, although Goldenflower intended NOT to.

But the real part about his treachery is that he fed a curious kit deathberries to kill her, to poison her. Sorrelkit almost died because of Darkstripe, but was saved by Cinderpelt. Darkstripe tried to murder a harmless, curious young kit! Nothing can excuse that kind of tyranny, especially if he was a senior warrior and knew much better than that.

3. Heathertail

Heathertail was awesome as an apprentice – friendly, cheerful…she wasn’t the one that threw aside her friendship with Lionblaze, but she didn’t need to get all angry and upset about it.

Then, later, Heathertail really didn’t care for Lionblaze anymore. She started jabbing him with really mean remarks and hoping he’ll attack her so she can claw him. And then she became the mate of a traitor. She became Breezepelt’s mate, and even had kits with him!

2. Ashfur

I just hate this cat. I do feel sorry for him, but I hate him. I’m almost glad Hollyleaf got him in the end, even if it made her super guilty. He wanted to make Squirrelflight hurt because she became Brambleclaw’s mate instead of his, and then threatened to kill her ‘kits’ , telling her he’d even kill his own apprentice!

He basically took advantage of Brambleclaw’s distance during Twilight to take Squirrelflight! And then he grew so upset when she rejected him. He could’ve found someone else to have kits with, but no, he didn’t do that. He couldn’t even see that Squirrelflight had been Brambleclaw’s mate for such a long time, until he finally settled on a vow that he would hurt her as much as he could. Ashfur totally deserved to go to the Dark Forest.

1. Breezepelt

He was always annoying, ungrateful, stupid, arrogant…in Outcast, when Purdy saved him from the dogs, he didn’t even say thank you, just started muttering about him. Yes, I do know that Crowfeather treated him badly, but he had no right to attack an expecting queen that hadn’t done anything! When Jayfeather stopped him, Breezepelt tried to kill both him and Poppyfrost. However, Honeyfern intervened before he could kill the,.

Then, he fought for the Dark Forest during the Dark Battle. He almost killed Lionblaze, but Crowfeather stopped him before he could. He deserved to be kicked out of the Clans, immediately, after the battle ended, but they let him stay!

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June 24, 2016 9:21 pm

Breezepelt is my problematic fave.

June 25, 2016 10:08 pm

Darkstripe wasn’t necessarily bad, he was just really foolish. He couldn’t even stand up for himself against Tigerstar, and he eventually agreed to create Tigerclan out of his own cowardice.

June 25, 2016 10:57 pm
Reply to  Rainstorm

I dunno, I’d call someone who tried to murder a kit pretty bad. 😛

June 27, 2016 2:04 pm
Reply to  Rainstorm

I call him the ultimate traitor/coward.

June 28, 2016 7:13 pm

I call him a bad coward who acts like Tigerstar’s his mentor. (HE TRIED TO KILL AN INNOCENT KIT! WHO DOES THAT)

June 28, 2016 8:50 pm

Since the last few comments are about Darkstripe, I’d call him a ‘good’ character. That’s in terms of character, not his actions. I feel he was a great ‘brown-nosing’ character and built good dislike, which all villains obviously need. 😛 And he did that better than a lot of others through how he was written and his actions in the books. I also think it was good to see the contrast between him and Longtail, in terms of Longtail remaining faithful to ThunderClan, whilst Darkstripe left to re-join Tigerstar.

At the end of the day, my view is that, you can’t really judge ‘good’ and ‘evil’ characters. They are written in that way by the author/editor to fulfil a role in the story and make it more entertaining. With every protagonist, there must be an antagonist. If not, how do you end up liking the protagonist? Adversity is always needed. 😀 Personally, the only characters I hate are ones, who I feel, haven’t had character development. And that’s more the author’s fault than anything else. 😛

^However, you obviously can’t be in that view all the time, otherwise, it’s impossible to enjoy the ride. 😛 Plus, the diversity and range of characters is why Warriors is phenomenal! 😀

June 10, 2017 11:47 am

I agree with all. Willow Tail woukd be further down for me, tho

✨ Cheetahspark ✨
✨ Cheetahspark ✨
January 12, 2018 7:38 pm

I agree with everything you said, basically. Seriously though Rainflower made me cry when she abused Crookedkit like that! She even changed his name! That’s just rude!
I really don’t care as much about Willow Tail though. I don’t really remember her.
OK, idk why, but I love Darkstripe. I would kinda consider him Tigerstar’s version of Graystripe, which might be why I like him.
And Oakstar didn’t really make a lasting impression on me though. It was a lot of Mapleshade, Appledusk, and many other cats’ fault too.

May 15, 2018 4:49 am

For some reason I actually admire Sol as a villain but HATE Darktail even though they’re kind of similar.

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May 24, 2020 8:59 pm

I agree with all of these! Here is my top ten least favorite list:

1. TIED- Tom & Brokenstar
2. Tigerclawstar
3. Rainflower
4. Frecklewish (The ThunderClan one)
5. Ashfur
6. Star Flower
7. Darktail
8. Thistleclaw
9. Breezepelt
10. Slash

KananXHera forever ❤️

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August 1, 2020 7:51 pm

Minor correction: my tenth least favorite cat is now Appledusk.
EDIT: And I actually like Sol.
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June 11, 2020 12:34 am

Breezepelt and Heathertail should just… just… die. That’s what. Die!

Embers of a Winter Dawn (Emberdawn)
Embers of a Winter Dawn (Emberdawn)
June 11, 2020 1:45 am
Reply to  Dovekit

Everyone will pass eventually, so just be patient 🙂 Who knows, maybe it’ll happen in the next book!

falling feather
falling feather
June 11, 2020 2:18 am
Reply to  Dovekit

what?! (that was said in a screechy voice btw)
I love Heathertail’s new personality!
It is literally what Mapleshade’s personality would have been if she had stayed un-banished 😛

Lilac That Bends In Storm
Lilac That Bends In Storm
June 11, 2020 2:23 am

I love the characters who do things out of love, or because of love. I LOVE the couple Heathertail and Breezepelt have become. I’m really proud of Breezepelt for fixing it with his father, and for always staying loyal to his mother. I like how Breezepelt is very honest and loving to his kin, especially Heathertail.
And for some reason, I really love Sol. I like his story. He was a good cat. He saved LeafStar’s kit, who she later named Harrykit/ Brook. Harry was Sol’s name at that time. I like his grief and anger at being ridiculed by SkyClan. If he didn’t let his emotions take over, he could’ve been a great warrior. But I love characters who take things that have caused the grief and turn it into a motive for their evil. Mapleshade was a great cat too. I mean, OakStar didn’t HAVE to drive out her kits. AND THEN HER OWN MATE, THE FATHER OF THE KITS, BLAMED HER!!!!! I cry for things like these….
I love the emotion that the Erins put into these series. The love, the hate, the grief, the blind rage that overtakes you and eventually gives you drive to kill cats and haunt them forever and they become the reason you are in the dark forest and want to be mad and sad and depressed forever!!!! UwU

June 11, 2020 3:27 am

I now he is one of the most hated cats but breezepelt is one of my favourite characters and I hate it wen others insult him 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😤😤😤😠😡😤😤😤😤😤😤😡😡😡😡😡😡😤😤😤😤😤😡😡😡😡😤😤😤😤😡😡😡😡😡😤😤😤😤😤😡😡😡😡😤😤😤😤😡😤😡😤😡😠😠😠😠

October 13, 2020 6:20 pm

Honestly, I hated Breezepelt too, but when I read Crowfeather’s Trial he became one of my favorites. Not as in like, oh he’s a really goos villain, no I don’t see him as a villain, I see him like one of my FAVORITE CHARACTERS, like with Whitestorm and Jayfeather, and Fallen Leaves, they are my favorite, so he goes in that list along with Crowfeather(I always liked Crowfeather).

November 4, 2020 6:01 am

That is the entire point of sol and ashfur and darkstripe but th rest of the list makes sense

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