[Lucky stands at the head of the Leashed Pack]

Pairing Up Characters from Warriors and Survivors by MoonTabby

MoonTabby compares characters from Warriors with characters from another Erin Hunter series, Survivors.

Hello again from MoonTabby! Today I’m going to pair up characters from Warrior Cats to those from my personal favorite series, Survivor Dogs! Yay! 😃 *Cough, cough* Also known as the best Erin Hunter series… *Cough, cough*

🚨Spoiler Warning!🚨 *Contains brief spoilers here and there for various arcs of both series*

~ Firestar = Storm

Now, you might’ve been thinking I’d choose Lucky, who’s the protagonist of the first Survivors arc. And I’ll get to him soon, but I thought Storm was the better match for Firestar. Why? First off, they weren’t born into the animal group they ended up devoting themselves to (Firestar with ThunderClan and Storm with the Wild Pack). They had to prove themselves because their Clanmates or Packmates would not accept them based on their birth. The Clan cats looked down on Firepaw at first because he’d lived as a kittypet, and many wild dogs didn’t trust Storm because she was a Fierce Dog. They also spent several (amazing!) books trying to solve the mystery of someone’s death. These characters are both loyal, brave, compassionate, and faced mistrust from those around them for no reason.

~ Bramblestar = Lucky

Okay, NOW here’s our Lucky boi! The reason I chose these two is that they’re somewhat controversial figures in the fandom. A lot of people hate Bramblestar, and some people hate Lucky too. *raises hand guiltily* Yes, I reallyyyyyy dislike Lucky in the second arc! So annoying, stubborn, mean to my poor Storm – Excuse me, this isn’t a second-arc Lucky rant 😛 They both have hot tempers and are pretty stubborn, plus they don’t always make the best decisions because of their stupidity. Also, most people hate what they became later on after their first arc. Some people are fine with Brambleclaw when he was a warrior, and most people (like me!) actually like Lucky in the first arc of Survivors. Like Firestar and Storm, these two also had to work hard to gain their Clanmates’ trust, since Bramblestar was the son of Tigerstar and Lucky used to be a Lone Dog.

~ Leafstar = Sweet

I know a lot of people love Leafstar, but I’m just not a huge fan, I guess…? She’s okay, though. I also hate Sweet, who’s not as sweet as she sounds! Or rather, one moment I hate her then the next I’m somewhat okay with her. Either way, I think they have a lot in common! They’re both the leaders of their Clan or Pack, plus they had children while they were leader. They both can be clever and thoughtful (Though Sweet is often hypocritical, cruel to Storm, and – and – *blabbers on furiously*). Anyway, to conclude, I think they’re a great match!

~ Needletail = Bella

They’re very stubborn, strong-willed, and rash, but usually have good intentions. I think this personality is well thought out for Bella, because she is a retriever mix, and many retrievers are very stubborn when they don’t want to let go of something, come back when you call them, etc. These characters do care for their family and friends, though Bella is sweeter and more compassionate than Needletail, who just made a lot of rebellious choices. *Major AVoS and The Gathering Darkness spoilers!* …. Plus they both sacrificed themselves to save an apprentice/pup: Needletail to save Violetpaw and Bella to save her brother Lucky’s pup in The Final Battle…. *End of spoilers*

~ Graystripe = Mickey

They’re both the best friends of the first protagonists: Graystripe is Firestar’s best pal, and Mickey is Lucky’s close friend. Like Graystripe, Mickey left the Wild Pack for his family – in his case, his longpaws (humans), who he thought were still alive. However, he returned to the Pack with Lucky. Similarly, Graystripe became part of RiverClan to be with his kits, but later rejoined ThunderClan. I find them lovable and goofy characters!

~ Mapleshade = Blade

Now… for a villain! They’re both the bad guys of their series, and when I say bad, I mean EVIL. They had children, though unlike Mapleshade, whose kits drowned by mistake, Blade actually killed her own pup herself… Talk about a horrible mother… 😱 Besides that, they’re chilling examples of cold-hearted villains, which is how every baddie should be like in a story!

~ Tigerstar I = Alpha

Here’s another villain! For non-Survivors readers, let me clear up that yes, Alpha IS this character’s name! He’s a half-dog, half-wolf hybrid. We’ve never gotten a look at his previous, real name, so we call him by his status: Alpha. With that, let’s go on! Like Tigerstar, the half-wolf Alpha gained the trust of his Pack – that is, until one certain dog, Lucky, arrived. When little Firepaw first joined ThunderClan, Tigerstar hated him immediately; like that, Alpha mistrusted Lucky as soon as he joined the Pack. They ended up leaving their original group – for Tigerstar, he was exiled, but for Alpha, he simply betrayed the Wild Pack. Very bad guys… but very interesting! 🙂

~ Briarlight = Twitch

Twitch! One of my favorites, because he’s so wise and strong-willed! These characters both lost the use of one or more of their legs: Briarlight’s hind legs were paralyzed by a falling tree, and Twitch was born with a deformed paw. Despite that, they overcame everything and learned to thrive in spite of their disability! I think they’re great role models and totally the perfect match for each other.

~ Daisy = Sunshine

Sadly, there’s not much of a selection of true warriors who match Sunshine’s personality. She’s excitable, hyper, and very cute and ditzy! But the Clans don’t have a place for warriors like that, unfortunately. So I chose Daisy, the ThunderClan queen and former loner who takes care of the nursery! (Not to be confused with Daisy the dog, also a Survivors character!) She’s never been an actual warrior, and instead has devoted her life toward taking care of queens and kits. Sunshine also has devoted herself toward serving her Pack as the Omega, which in the dog world, is basically like the servant of every single dog in the Pack. It’s the lowest rank and has some of the most undesirable jobs. Nevertheless, Sunshine is cheerful as ever and never lets anything get her down!

~ Whitestorm = Fiery

Again, one of my favorite Survivors characters: Fiery! I realize that many of my top favorites are because they’re wise, respected, or misunderstood. I like that. I think for Fiery, he’s a good match with Whitestorm. They’re both senior, respected characters among their Clan or Pack and are known for their wisdom, courage, protectiveness, and experience. They are loyal to their leaders, but also have a mind of their own and think before they act. In my opinion, they’re amazing, wise role models!

~ Thornclaw = Bruno

“We don’t talk about Bruno, no, no, no…” – Oh, sorry, got carried away there! 😛 Anyway, so, I think these two are pretty similar. Though they’re both loyal to their Clan or Pack, they can be a bit proud, aggressive, and illogical, and make bad decisions in the heat of the moment.

I think that’s all for today! Survivors is a very exciting topic for me because I love, love, LOVE the entire series! I can’t even count the number of times I’ve read every book. 😛 You may not love it as much as I do, but I encourage you to just try it out if you haven’t read it yet!

I hope you enjoyed this article! Are there any characters I could’ve paired up differently? Any I could’ve added? Thank you for reading! May StarClan light your path.

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  • Nice article!
    About Alpha: in “Alpha’s Tale” we learn that his previous names were “Pup” (as a pup), then after his naming ceremony in the Wolf Pack “Dog” and later then with the Longpaw’s Fierce Dogs “Wolf”.

  • Brackenpaw/tuft who can't wait for the new Owl House episodes! Huntlow forever!!!!!!!!!(A.K.A. Lilypaw and Cricketpaw) says:

    Great article! (Spoilers for Alpha’s Tale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

    In Alpha’s Tale, he was Pup and then his wolf pack named him Dog. But later, when he left the pack and found Fiery (Snail when this happened), he named himself Alpha.

  • Great Article! You guys should really read The Pandava Series, Gifted Clans, and Paola Santiago series. I love them and I think Aru Shah is like Ivypool because they’re both stubborn and relatable. Aru Shah is neglected by her mom and Ivypool by her clan. Riley Oh reminds of Bristlefrost they have a fierce loyalty to their clans Bristlefrost ThunderClan and Riley the Gom Clan. Riley gives up here powers and memories to save her sister, Bristlefrost sacrifices herself to save the clans. Paola Santiago reminds me of Sunbeam because they have a complicated relationship with their mothers at one point. Paola and Sunbeam feel isolated as if they don’t belong. I really need to do an article about these series comparing characters. And ranting on Kara and Dante, I hate them there so annoying.

  • Awesome article! It’s been a while since I’ve read Survivors, but from what I remember, I completely agree with your pairs!

  • I totally agree that Survivors is the best series ever, so underrated! I bawled my eyes out when Bella died. She was an OG, and I loved her! I think Sweet was okay, I remember not liking her very much, but when I think about her character more, I kinda like her? Lucky was VERY annoying in the second series! Great article, MoonTabby!

  • I love the article. I like Warriors a bit more than survivors but Its awesome. Im rereading survivors rn. I also dont like sweet that much she’s kind of a pick me. And I love Arrow and Storm. Lucky is decent.

  • ❤️MARIA REYNOLDS DESERVES BETTER❤️ Hamilton fans, stop hating on her! ♥️She is really NOT that bad!♥️ (Turtledapple🐢🐢🐢 Any pronouns except she/her or it/its.) says:

    Great article! Survivors is totally awesome, and your comparisons made a lot of sense! 💛
    Also, I agree: Arc One Lucky is better! What happened to him in Arc Two that made him so… ew? 😢

    Hamilton wrote... the other 51!

    • 🌧️🫧𝚁𝚊𝚒𝚗𝚙𝚊𝚠/𝚋𝚛𝚘𝚘𝚔 (𝚜𝚑𝚎/𝚑𝚎𝚛)💖𝙵𝚘𝚛𝚖𝚎𝚛𝚕𝚢 𝚁𝚘𝚜𝚎𝚙𝚊𝚠/𝚏𝚕𝚊𝚖𝚎🫧🌧️ says:

      It was probably Sweet having his pups, stressing him out.
      I hate how he was mean to Storm

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