LGBT Headcanons in Warriors ! by Maplepaw

Maplepaw shares some LGBTQ+ headcanons about the series.

Hey BlogClan !
It’s Maple back with another article !
And this one will be a little different, so basically I’m going to start by talking about some head canons I have for warriors, and then this will all descend into some mess of discussing LGBT cats in warriors !
Let’s get straight into it with some of my personal headcanon !

(These aren’t in order of what is my favourite, I just like using numbers)
Another note, I’m leaving out Tall x Jake, Ravenpaw x Barley and asexual mousefur from this list and sharing a few more unique headcanons.

1. Non-Binary Puddleshine

Reason : I headcanon Puddleshine as a non binary cat, because a lot of their story revolves around being forced into a role that they don’t feel comfortable with, and having to learn a lot about themselves in a short amount of time. I like to think that as well as struggling with being a medicene cat, Puddleshine struggles with what gender they are. I feel like it really seems to fit in with their story, I also have little side things where Darktail’s rouges try to force them to go by he/him pronouns, but all the ShadowClan cats are kind of like. Hey we didn’t like Rowanstar but this is a step too far, and the rouges have to back down.

2. Asexual Aromantic Hawkfrost

Reason : I feel like even if Hawkfrost had lived he would never had felt romantically for any cat. Hawkfrost was quite a popular cat in his clan, and I can imagine that at some point some cat showed an interest in being something more than just a friend to him, yet Hawkfrost is never hinted at having any interest in any mate or kits. The only reason I can see him having kits is to try and keep Tigerstar’s legacy going. Even then I don’t see him being happy about it

3. Bisexual Leafpool

Reason : Well I’m not a massive Mothpool shipper, but I can definitely see how Leafpool instantly connected with she cats in her life. A few examples being Cody (who I headcanon as gay but she didn’t make it on this list apart from this one mention ), Sorreltail (Sorrel x Leaf for life) and Mothwing. She is also obviously close with Crowfeather, and I feel that it was an honest relationship, but just didn’t work out for them, it wasn’t abusive or anything like some people say. For these reasons I believe that Leafpool is bisexual !

4. Trans Redtail

Reason : Although I’m not sure about Running x Red (mainly because Runningwind is asexual in my mind and no one can change that) I do like the idea of Redtail of being a trans boy. He’s a tortoiseshell cat and a tom, which is extremely rare, so it actually makes more sense for him to be trans then a tortoiseshell. This does cause problems with Sandstorm, but I like to say she’s an adopted loner kit, and when it’s broken to her by Brindleface is when she starts being nicer to Firestar as she realises she doesn’t have warrior blood either.

5. Panesexual Alderheart

Reason : I definitely ship him and Puddleshine, as well as him and Needletail, and I think that Alderheart just kind of seems like one of those cats who doesn’t care what any cat looks like or whether they’re a boy or a girl (or non binary as I headcanon Puddleshine). That’s all I’ve got for reasoning here !

6. Gay Blackstar

Reason : Right. So. I checked the warriors wiki, and I do not believe that Blackstar took a mate. But that’s the warriors wiki so anything goes. But yeah I think Blackstar is gay, and I think that he fell in love with Sol, and that was one of the many factors that lead to him being more trusting of Sol’s words. Yeah so I don’t have much reasoning for this but in my mind, Blackstar is gay

7. Asexual heteroromantic Needletail

Reason: I can never ever see Needletail wanting anything more than a little bit of romance out of a relationship. Needletail and Rain I can only ever see as a romantic relationship and I don’t think they would have ever wanted to have kits together. (Also I headcanon Rain as a trans boy so they wouldn’t have been able to have kits but that didn’t make it to the list rip my headcanon)

8. Lesbian Sasha and Leopardstar

Reason : Firstly, I bunch these two together because it’s a nice big ship and yeahhhhhhhh. So before you point to both of these two cats and Tigerstar, I believe that they confused admiration for love, as Sasha’s picture that she had in her mind of Tigerstar never really matched with what was real. I first heard of this idea from the YouTuber Draiknator, and I really do love it ! I can definitely see them seeking comfort with each and that it hurt Leopardstar when Sasha left

9. Gay Smudge

Reason : I think that Smudge had a massive crush on Rusty, I’m not 100% sure why I headcanon this but yeah….. I do and it’s amazing

10. Demisexual Biromantic Ivypool

Reason : Sadly my asexual ivypool headcanon has been thrown in the trash can and been stepped on. So I headcanon her as demisexual, and biromantic ! I feel like she had a crush on Blossomfall but it was never going to work out so when she started to fall in the love with Fernsong she gave up on her little crush for the cats who would actually like her back

Some other mentions
– Asexual aromantic Heathertail (rip this idea)
– Trans boy Rowanstar
– Trans girl Twigbranch (don’t ask, I used to think she was a boy and this idea was born
– Asexual aromantic Icecloud
– Gay Kestreflight
– Queer Violetshine (she’s not 100% sure)
– Bisexual Whitestorm
– Panesexual Sorreltail
– Trans girl, lesbian Mothwing

Right now on to the discussion about some things that could be canon
I fully accept that basically all of these above will never ever be canon but what about some that could be !
I’m talking about Ravenpaw x Barley, Tallstar x Jake and Asxeual Mousefur, the most likely to be canon out of basically all of these headcanons
Now we know for a fact that these can’t be confirmed in books, but is there a chance that these headcanons are real even if it’s not stated in the books ?

Now first up, asexual Mousefur. I do think this could be canon. She’s never wanted to take a mate or have any romance. I believe that this actually is canon as there is no evidence against it

Right now, Tallstar x Jake. These two share very sweet moments, and it has been said (I think) that they visit each other in the afterlife. There always seems to be a little more than a friendship between them ! So I’d say that there is a chance that this could be canon, and quite a high chance at that.

Last but not least is Ravenpaw x Barley. Now this one I don’t see as much as the others, they are very sweet together, and I feel that it could be canon. But there is definitely less chance, mainly because we have seen less moments of them. Now I haven’t read Ravenpaw’s Farewell so that may change my mind, but there seems to be a lot less evidence to back this one up !

Another point I would like to make, is that some people get so mad over LGBT headcanons in warriors, and the thing is, it’s so uncalled for.
So what if you don’t think Mothwing is gay, this person does, and there’s nothing wrong with that. People also seem to get annoyed when people don’t have the same headcanon as them, and I don’t get that either. Just because you think something doesn’t mean that everyone else has to think that as well.

Another stupid thing that I’ve seen people say is – well I think you’re making too many cats gay. Like ? What ? If someone wants to make a cat gay or, trans, or any other gender or sexuality, it doesn’t mean you have to, their opinion doesn’t have to be yours as well !

Feel free to tell me any headcanons you have in the comments, and debate my headcanons with me if you like !


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Violetpaw/Violet That Grows In The Hufflepuff Common Room
Violetpaw/Violet That Grows In The Hufflepuff Common Room
April 6, 2019 6:24 pm

I love them all!
Escept the thing is, I think that Mousefur loved Longtail.

April 20, 2019 8:02 am

I personally don’t think that Mousefur ever loved Longtail, I think he was like a brother to her !
But then that’s just my headcanon, so you think whatever you like ! I think the ship Mouse x Long is cute I just personally don’t see it !

April 29, 2019 4:26 am

I literally love all of these!!! <3

November 25, 2019 4:50 am

Great article! While I don’t agree with every one of these, I can definitely see some of them and I respect your opinions on the ones I don’t get. I really wish they could state in the books what lgbt stuff is true and what isn’t, and it is really sad the Erins can’t really do that.

Turtlepaw/ dapple 🐢🐢🐢
Turtlepaw/ dapple 🐢🐢🐢
March 29, 2020 9:18 pm

Hey Mapledrift! Nice article. Your head canons are very cool🙂 Here are some things I head canon…

Transgender girl Needletail
Lesbian Blossomfall
Bisexual Purdy
Queer Ivypool

April 8, 2020 9:28 am

Just happened to come across this and i’m certain Fuzzball is gay and Jayfeather is somewhat cautious but receptive in small acts.
“Oh, no!” Fuzzball exclaimed,
blinking up adoringly at the skinny gray
tabby. “Jayfeather is so cool! I know
he’s strict, but that’s because he’s so
Alderheart exchanged an amused
glance with Velvet. There’s no
accounting for tastes. . .

“But I’ve really missed my
housefolk,” Fuzzball went on. “And

they’ll be so happy to see me.” Blinking
happily, he gazed around at the cats
gathered around him. “Thanks for being
such great friends. Especially you,

October 24, 2020 12:14 pm
Reply to  EchoFlight

Fuzzball is like a kitten though, and Jayfeather is a full adult so I think it’s a parent -child relationship

September 15, 2020 7:48 pm

ravenpaw x barley, hollyleaf x cinderheart, jake x tallstar, kestrelflight x jayfeather, redtail x runningwind.

raven will eat your bread (raventhornpaw)
raven will eat your bread (raventhornpaw)
December 5, 2020 4:12 pm

I agree with most of these, but I don’t see Sasha or Leopard together.
Blackstar will forever be ace to me but I guess he can be gayromantic.
I don’t care if Redtail is trans or not. He will be Sandstorm’s biological parent in my eyes. And also the biological parents of Ferncloud and Ashfur.
Rip ace Ivy and Heather. You will be missed dearly.
I know that Rowanclaw turning from a she-cat to a tom was a mistake but lets just say its LGBT rep. And for Tawny’s kits? Bring in the magic. I have absolutely no opinion on Twigbranch’s gender other than the fact that she is female.
I have no opinion on Kestrel, Violet, White, and Sorrel’s sexualities either. They can be whoever you want.
Icecloud is too minor to get an LGBT headcanon.

Mapledrift (he/they/xe/ae/mae/ot/se/fey/bee/it)
Mapledrift (he/they/xe/ae/mae/ot/se/fey/bee/it)
January 4, 2021 11:18 am

I no longer ship Sasha x Leopard, I prefer Sasha x Feathertail !!!
Yeah I think that Blackstar is asexual homoromantic maybe demisexual instead actually
Eh I like headcanoning minor characters as LGBTQ+, it means there’s nothing to disprove it !!!

January 4, 2021 9:34 am

I really like holly x cinder
I guess it is just because I can’t see holly with a tom. I do also like lion x cinder and fallen x holly but, I like to think/imagine
that cinder did not really realize that holly had a crush on her and when cinder fell for lionblaze, holly then I got hurt but, moved on, and then fallen x holly began.

Mapledrift (he/they/xe/ae/mae/ot/se/fey/bee/it)
Mapledrift (he/they/xe/ae/mae/ot/se/fey/bee/it)
January 4, 2021 11:16 am
Reply to  Ivyleaf

Oh my gosh it’s weird coming back to this article after agessss
But yes I agree !!! I like to think that Hollyleaf is an asexual lesbian

January 4, 2021 12:10 pm

i love non-binary puddleshine<3, also gay smudge YES and lesbian leopardstar YESYES

Mapledrift (he/they/xe/ae/mae/ot/se/fey/bee/it)
Mapledrift (he/they/xe/ae/mae/ot/se/fey/bee/it)
January 4, 2021 1:09 pm
Reply to  Waffle

KJHGHJKL this getting to recent purrs has definitely revived it
but yesssss those are some of the headcanons I stand by to this day

January 12, 2021 8:33 pm

I love all of these ships and headcanons! (I will ride ravenbarley and JakeTallstar till the day i die) Im also glad im not the only person who picked up on the pure crush energy from smudge (i don’t ship it though since to me at least its completely one sided) I love greyfire and honestly prefer it to the canon sandstorm and firestar, also i never actually realized that redtail is tortoiseshell! I now will head canon him as trans till the day i die XD

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