Comparing Famous Warrior Cats Ships by Crimsonclaw

Crimsonclaw compares well-known ships from all corners of the fandom. What romances have got you hooked?

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Heya peeps! (Just quickly quoting my sister before we kick things off…) It’s me, Crimson, who’s back again for her second article, unless her other article didn’t meet the word requirements or something like that! Today, I am writing an article (Yes, we can see that Crimson, thank you.) which will be comparing Warrior Cats ships, which will be both canon and non-canon! Basically what’s going to happen here is, I basically state a cat (For example, Jayfeather) and give a list of canon and non-canon ships for that cat (Another example, JayfeatherXStick and JayfeatherXHalf Moon), basically declaring which ones are great and which ones are kind of terrible. Sound good? Ok then, let me just get on with this…

First up: Leafpool!
1. Crowpool (CrowfeatherXLeafpool): Canon – Um, ok. I don’t really know. I’m kind of iffy with this ship, because to me, it didn’t really make sense, but they were cute together at the same time. I guess I just got the vibe from Crowfeather that he was all, “Nnooo! Feathertail! I will never take another mate and you were the best! *Cries hysterically*”, and then, two seconds later (Well, not really, I’m over-exaggerating), he’s with Leafpool! Also, Leafpool kind of hated him in the beginning, so that relationship took a very unexpected turn when they got together……moving on!
2. NightcloudXLeafpool (I’m not positive what their ship name is, and I don’t want to get it wrong, so, yeah): Non-Canon – All I have to say is, “no, thank you!”. The only reason why people ship this in my opinion is because Leafpool and Nightcloud were both mates of Crowfeather. There is just no chemistry between the two, and it doesn’t make sense.
3. Mothpool (MothwingXLeafpool): Non-Canon – Please, please make this happen, Kate Cary (And the other Erins…)! Please? There is just so much history between these two characters, and they would be insanely cute together! (The Ultimate Warrior Code breaking relationship! Yay!)

Next up: Firestar!
1. Grayfire (GraystripeXFirestar): Non-Canon – Ok, um, sure. I mean, I liked Graystripe and Mille together, but Graystripe and Firestar would make a great couple! Again, they have all of that history, they are best friends, so how could you do wrong? (My sister tells me that I only ship all of the gay couples, and it’s true, I tend to like LGBTQ+ couples more than straight ones for some reason, and she thinks that if I wrote a book, it would be called “The City of Gay”. The point is, don’t be surprised if I ship most of the LGBTQ+ ships…)
2. SandstormXFirestar (I forgot their ship name…): Canon – Yes, please! They are A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E together, and did I mention that they had Squirrelflight! (If you can’t already tell, she’s my favorite character ever!) Anyhow, they had chemistry, weren’t boring, and their relationship was realistic, which I appreciated!
3. SpottedleafXFirestar (Again, I forgot the ship name…oof.): Non-Canon – How about, no. Sorry, but this just doesn’t seem right to me, especially since I think of Spottedleaf as a complete rule-follower, and this relationship outright breaks that Warrior Code, so, again, no.

And now, Squirrelflight (I don’t know any of the ship names for her so you’ll have to bear with me)!
1. SquirrelflightXAshfur: Semi-Canon? – Meh. This ship is just “meh” to me. Ashfur was a decent character in the beginning, but the fact that he became jealous and starting doing really petty stuff to get back at Squirrelflight when she rejected him was really dumb, and it makes me think he wasn’t and wouldn’t ever be good for her.
2. SquirrelflightXBramblestar: Canon – I thought Bramblestar was good for Squirrelflight in the beginning, but if you ever read “Squirrelflight’s Hope”, he’s kind of awful to her, and that’s not even when he’s being possessed by another cat! I feel like he constantly puts her ideas and Squirrelflight herself down, and I don’t think that is good for their relationship, and it makes it seem kind of unhealthy for Squirrelflight especially. So the point is, nope! I don’t like this ship anymore, and I do not ship it!

And finally, the last one for today, Blossomfall!
1. Hazelfall (HazeltailXBlossomfall): Non-Canon – I definitely ship this! I think they should’ve had a relationship, besides the fact that they were totally different ages and that Hazeltail was Blossomfall’s mentor. Anyway, yes, I like this! It should’ve happened!
2. ThornclawXBlossomfall (What’s their ship name again?): Canon – Nah. Both are minor characters, and seemed to be kind of thrown together, at least in my opinion, by the authors so that more kits could be produced in ThunderClan. Not much history together, and yeah, I don’t ship this.

Thanks for reading my article everyone! I hope you enjoyed it, and feel free to comment below your thoughts on it! See ya on the Blog!

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  • Personally, I like CrowxLeaf, but I spend all my time defending it so i’m not doing that right now. I don’t like Mothpool, there is not any chemistry or anything. It’s like LeafPAW not pool calls mothwing pretty once even if it’s just in passing and then half the fandom ships it. That’s like me being lesbian if I say, oh yeah so and so has pretty long hair. I’m straight btw
    and it can never happen anymore
    Can someone please give me good reasoning for why people ship mothpool?
    HOWEVER I do like how the LGBTQ+ community is represented in the books with barley and ravenpaw and tallstar and jake
    I HATE squirrelxbramble it makes me so mad bramble is a jerk but i’m very very biased so…

  • For Leafpool, I think the best mate is Crowfeather. LeafxNight is NOPE and Mothpool was just a cute friendly friendship to me. LeafxCrow is meh. At least Jayfeather was created.
    For Firestar, I pick Sandstorm. FirexSpotted is creepy and weird, and Grayfire was also a cute friendly friendship in my opinion. FirexSand is a pretty neat ship.
    For Squirrelflight, I pick no. Ash overreacted and attempted to roast her kits over an open flame (was that an exaggeration?), while Bramble was just plain mean and jerky. Especially in Squirrelflight’s Hope.
    For Blossomfall, I also pick no. I’m not sure about Hazelfall, but I don’t really ship it that much. BlossomxThorn was kind of just thrown in there for ThunderClan to have even more unnecessary babies, with the exception of Stemloaf.

  • Crow x Feather = Crush
    Crow x Night = Semi-cool
    Leaf x Crow = Amazing
    Leaf x Night = WHAT IN THE WORLD!
    Leaf x Moth = IS NUTS!

    Jay x Half = Best
    Jay x Briar = not even close/ 1 romantic scene

    Fire x Sand = Best
    Fir x Spotted = Crush
    Fire x Grey = FRIENDS NOT MATES
    Fire x Cinder = no relationship exept in Fandom

    Squirrel x Bramble = So they had a couple rocky patches, SO WHAT
    Squirrel x Ash = He was decent until dumped, then mainac, but crush
    Squirrel x Storm = Just no
    Squirrel x Lionheart = WHAT IN THE WORLD!

    I have very strong feelings about ships, weird right.

    • Oh my gosh I have to agree! Mothpool… is… kind… of… nuts and berries. Leaf x Crow is a legend! I love it! It’s amazing! Crow x Night is bad. Bad bad bad. Crowfeather x Feathertail was just a crush, and you can’t convince me otherwise.
      How could you ship Leafpool and Nightcloud?

      I can’t believe people ship a cat with an INANIMATE OBJECT. Jay x Briar… well, it’s fine. But I don’t ship it. I don’t ship Jayfeather x Half Moon, just Jay’s Wing x Half Moon. If that makes sense.

      Firestar and Spottedleaf was a creepy, no way couple. I never noticed Cinderpaw liking Firestar, and I’m not dim like Firestar. Firestar and Sandstorm are the cutest couple ever! Graystripe and Firestar… are BFFs. Are you going to ship me with my best friend just because we’re really close?

      I saw somebody say they loved Squirrelflight x Lionheart. I almost passed out. I dislike Bramblestar strongly. I like him in the first and second arc, then the third arc, until Sunrise. But it’s fine. I’ve been having second thoughts about Bramble x Squirrel, just like Ron x Hermione. But I love them. Stormfur loved Squirrelpaw unlike Brambleclaw… but it was just something that didn’t last long. For Ashfur… I have to say I loved the way he acted in the first arc. I liked him in the second arc. I almost fainted in the third arc. He was so showing he hated Squirrelflight now, and was taking it out on the innocent kits.

  • Mk stay with me here CrowxSquirrel I don’t know why I just love these two. they would meet at Leafpool’s grave mourning .it would be on TC territory but Squirrel wouldn’t care they’d talk for hours and Squirrel would confess that she felt as though Bramble just kept her around cause he felt he had to as lead she’d start to sob and Crow would comfort her. They’d agree to meet here every night and they would fall in love. Again just a theory.

  • Crowpool: It makes sense! if you look close,the book gives small hints about crowpool! Crowfeather mourns Feathertail but he fells in a deeper love with Leafpool definately is a great plot twist!
    Nightpool: nope.
    Mothpool:No. See,girls can call other girls beautiful. We call beautiful people beautiful,and pretty people pretty.
    Firestripe: nope. they are only friends.
    Fireleaf: THE WORST.
    Ashflight :HECK NO THE WORST
    Brambleflight: YESS!! i mean,everyone blabber about he being the ‘cat abuser’ but those people doesn’t even know what abusing means! Is not wanting kits abusing? Is being buy abusing? Is punishing her because she went and keep shielding the sisters,keep making decisions about the whole clan without his agreement abusing? NO. just HECK NO.
    Hazelfall: ……i dont get it.
    Thornfall: YAS

  • Okay I’m just going to share my opinion in all of them:
    CrowxLeaf: Yes!
    LeafxNightcloud: No!
    LeafxMoth: Meh
    GrayxFire: No
    SandxFire: Yes!
    FirexSpotted: No!
    SquirrelxAshfur: No
    SquirrelxBramble: meh
    BlossomxHazeltail: (i climax forgot who Hazeltail is… please remind me)
    BlossomxThorn: meh

  • Here is Orchidpaw rating ships qwq
    Leafxcrow= y e s
    Crowxfeather: crush
    Crowxnight= I don’t like Breezepelt
    Mothxpool= y e s
    Firexspotted= Ew
    Firexsand= y e s
    Squirrelxash= *barf emoji*
    Squirelxbramble= Cute ship, but Bramble treats her like crow-food sometimes *especially in Squirrelflight’s Hope*
    Tallxjake= y e s
    GrayxFire= v cute but sandxfire is on top
    Jayxhalf= y e s

    i have weird opinions

  • GrayxSilver
    All my OTPS
    And I think I’m the only one who ships Brightheart and Swifpaw