Moonshade points out some flaws in both the warrior and medicine cat codes.
The warriors code is as follows:
-Defend your Clan, even with your life. You may have friendships with cats from other Clans, but your loyalty must remain to your Clan, as one day you may meet them in battle.
-Do not hunt or trespass on another Clan’s territory.
-Elders, queens, and kits must be fed before apprentices and warriors. Unless they have permission, apprentices may not eat until they have hunted to feed the elders. If any warrior or apprentice is sick or injured, they may eat while the elders, queens, and kits are eating.
-Prey is killed only to be eaten. Give thanks to StarClan for its life.
-A kit must be at least six moons old to become an apprentice.
-Newly appointed warriors will keep a silent vigil for one night after receiving their warrior name.
-A cat cannot be made deputy without having mentored at least one apprentice.
-The deputy will become Clan leader when the leader dies, retires or is exiled.
-After the death or retirement of the deputy, the new deputy must be chosen before moonhigh.
-A Gathering of all four Clans is held at the full moon during a truce that lasts for the night. There shall be no fighting among Clans at this time.
-Boundaries must be checked and marked daily. Challenge all trespassing cats.
-No warrior can neglect a kit in pain or danger, even if the kit is from a different Clan.
-The word of the Clan leader is the warrior code.
-An honorable warrior does not need to kill other cats to win their battles, unless they are outside the warrior code or if it is necessary for self-defense.
-A warrior rejects the soft life of a kittypet.
-Each Clan has the right to be proud and independent, but in times of trouble they must forget their boundaries and fight side by side to protect the four. Each Clan must help the others so that no Clan will fall.
Now LZRD WZRD made an excellent point about “the word of the clan leader is the warrior code” we have seen many tyrannical leaders and he proposed an amendment of it in his video. I believe the gist of it was “in the case of a tyrannical or incompetent leader, a 2/3rds majority vote must be held at a gathering if impeachment is decided by the clan” I don’t remember word for word what he said but i think it went something like that. and I agree. the code is indeed flawed and must have an alteration as to halt cats like Brokenstar from taking over.
The medicine cat code goes as follows
1. A medicine cat cannot take on a mate.
2. A medicine cat cannot have kits.
3. A medicine cat will never let personal feelings in the way of his or her duties.
4. Medicine cats are outside Clan and Clan rivalry.
5. A medicine cat may be trained in as a warrior before a medicine cat, but a medicine cat cannot become a normal warrior.
6. Medicine cats are outside Clan rivalries, but they still must learn basic fighting moves.
7. A medicine cat must be able to interpret signs from StarClan.
8. Medicine cats cannot reject an injured cat.
9. A medicine cat must do everything in his or her power to save a sick or injured cat.
10. A medicine cat will give his or her life to save a cat.
The first two rules obviously have stigma to them but many a youtuber have argued these rules are terrible and do absolutely nothing. For starters, a cat will always fall in love with something and after that kits are just a matter of time. I believe an amendment to this should be made. others have stated this and I will echo them. the code should be changed to;
“A medicine cat may have a mate and kits, ONLY if they have a trained apprentice to take their place, or will not neglect their duties.”