Dem Genetics- Why Warriors Is Wrong by Rainpaw

Rainpaw explains inconsistencies in genetics in the Warriors universe. 

By Murkbone

*Reporter Music Of Awesomeness* “Hello! And welcome to Warriors: Secrets Revealed. I’m Mary,” “And I’m Gary,” *In unison* “And we will be your hosts for today!” “First, would you like to give the news, Mary?” “Yes, of course! It has been scientifically proven that Twigpaw and Violetpaw just might have SkyClan blood. Hint hint, hi Hawkwing!! Anywho, Alderheart is slowly proving to be a terrible father, and Needletail is a dumb, naive young she-cat who falls for rouges.” “Ah, yes. And today, Rainpaw will also be giving a inspirational speech on how Warriors is WRONG!” Thanks M&G!! Anyways, today I am here to tell you about how genetics ruin Warriors. Here’s the Top Five Cats Who Can’t Exist According To Genetics.

#1: Sandstorm
Her father was Redtail. Redtail as in, Tortieshell TOM. Tortieshell males are infertile. They cannot have kits. Sandstorm should not exist, therefore neither should Leafpool, Squirrelflight, Alderheart, Sparkpelt, Lionblaze, Jayfeather, Hollyleaf, Hollytuft, Fernsong, and Sorrelstripe. Is that it? I believe so… Genetics have taken away half of our favourite prophesied cats. :3 Your welcome, BlogClan.

#2: Dovewing & Ivypool
Dovewing- Grey she-cat with green eyes (I think…. Idk her eyes change colour every other book) ….. She has a mother with a completely white coat, and a father with a light brown tabby pelt. Wat? A grey cat…. and neither of her parents are grey. But know who is?? ASHFUR!!!! (Not right now, Rainpaw. Not right now…) Okay, now you’re all going to say that white can mask any pelt colour, so the grey could come from Whitewing. Get ready for your hopes to be thrown out the window! I was on (which is pretty much like cat science headquarters) and I quote “A dominate characteristic (all dominant colours and patterns such as shaded, smoke, WHITE, tabby, bi-colour, etc,) cannot skip generations.” Yay! I have now destroyed the three :3.

#3: Tigerstar
His father, Pinestar, was a solid chocolate brown tom with green eyes, and his mother, Leopardfoot, was a black she-cat with faint leopard patterning and green eyes. Tigerstar is a dark brown tabby tom with amber eyes. No more Bramblestar, Tawnypelt, Tigerheart(Hey look Tigerdove goes crashing into flames either way :3), Dawnpelt, Flametail, Juniperclaw, Strikestone, Sleekwhisker, Mothwing, Hawkfrost, and Tadpole (R.I.P kit). I just took out half of Shadowclan’s forces :3.

#4: Oakheart & Crookedstar
The two brothers are brown, and their parents are grey and silver. Case closed. Goodbai Oakheart, Crookedstar, Mistystar, Stonefur, Mosskit, Reedwhisker, Perchkit, Pikepaw, Primrosepaw, Silverstream, Willowkit, Minnowkit, Feathertail, Stormfur, Pine that Clings to Rock, and finally, Lark that Sings at Dawn.

#5: Yellowfang
Now now, settle down. I know there must be some fan raging out there. But it’s true. Yellowfang’s father is a VERY light golden tabby, and her mother is a golden tabby. Yellowfang is a solid dark grey she-cat. *sigh* Farewell to Yellowfang, Brokenstar, Wishkit, and Hopekit.

That’s it! Oh, and here are the references, just so that you know that it’s not necessarily my fault if I messed up a billion times 🙂
– Common Sence

“That’s all the time we have today folks. I’m Mary,” “And I’m Gary,” *In unison* “And join us next time on Warriors: Secrets Revealed!!!” *Reporter music of Awesomeness*

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  • I do have to point out one thing in your article. Tigerstar. You see, a brown tabby isn’t composed of the bb gene, it is actually the B gene, (black) along with agouti and the tabby combo. But he must’ve inherited the B gene from Leopardfoot, but otherwise I have no stinking idea where his tabby came from. He’d be a black cat

  • Dovewing and Ivypool got their gray from Ferncloud. Ferncloud is Birchfall’s mom, and Ashfur is also Birchfall’s brother. Whitewing didn’t mate with Ashfur, but her kids still got the genetics.

  • We all know by now that warriors genetics don’t make sense. I have decided all genes in Warriors can skip two generations (making most kits work). I don’t understand why you’re like “goodbye” to all the kin of the genetically wrong cats though? They’d still exist (with exception of Redtail’s family, although there are fertile tortoiseshell toms, they’re just EXTREMELY rare), they’d just be other colours. The Ashfur-is-Dovewing-and-Ivypools-father-theory doesn’t make sense to me, since it was obvious he only wanted Squirrelflight.

  • Whitewing isn’t homozygous for white which means yes, the white doesn’t have to show up in the kittens. Maybe she had a white kitten and absorbed while she was still pregnant, or she had a underdeveloped white kitten that died. Also, Tigerstar and others will still exist, they’ll just be different colors. Oh, and Tortie toms can be fertile if the black is from a somatic mutation or chimerism instead of XXY syndrome. True tortie toms do not and cannot exist.

  • Redtail could be wrong because chimeras exist and they usually aren’t infertile. Also grey is the dilution of black and whitewing could carry it cuz she’s pure white, we dont know what she is underneath, her dad cloudtail is white and we dont know his father.
    Also isn’t pinestar tabby in the books?

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