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Worst ships in warrior cats and why by Willowdawn

Willowdawn lists the worst ships in the series.

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Hello! My name is Willowdawn, and some of you might know me for lecturing characters I hate! Today I am going to be screaming about the worst ships in warrior cats, and why!! (in order and only canon ships)

10. FernIvy
Mostly because I hate Ivypool, with all my heart and I am quick to defend Dovewing AT ALL COSTS.
Anyway, no one ever noticed this, but Fernsong and Ivypool are actually cousins.
Fernsong’s father is Lionblaze, whose mother is Leafpool, whose father is Firestar, whose nephew is Cloudtail, whose daughter is Whitewing, whose daughter is Ivypool.
THEY
ARE
COUSINS.
I also do not like this ship because Ivypool kinda didn’t pay much attention to Fernsongs or her kits.

9. GrayMillie
I could go on for HOURS about this ship.
Millie was very aggressive and rude to cats who tried to HELP HER, and she was really lazy and just watched as she let a beloved character, Honeyfern, die for no reason for her stupid daughter.
Then, Millie would reject all of her other kits, and when Blossomfall was HURT, she yelled at her.
And Graystripe never did ANYTHING about it.

8. SandFire
because this is a very overrated ship, because Dustpelt deserved better #DustpeltDeservedBetter, and because…
Sandstorm: Ew guys its a squishy soft fat lazy little kittypet lets pick on him because why not hes so annoying and smelly and a horrible hunter and hes weak and buts into every Clans business and hes mean and starts border fights for no reason I bet he orders mcdonalds every day helpppp

Firestar: can we kiss?

Also because Firestar was WAYYYYYY YOUNGER than Sandstorm like bro isnt it kind of wierd that youre like sixteen and a sever-year-old is crushing on you like bro thats a little odd.

7. IvyHawk
EEEEEEHHHHHHH its just hes a very very very good character that was really well-written and clever and strong, while Ivypool was selfish and whiny…those two just dont belong together. Also you cant have kits with a dead cat.

6. MothLeaf
Not that I hate lesbians it just that I don’t really like this ship, I mean Mothwing deserved someone who didn’t lie to everyone, risk it all for one boring man and get like three cats killed on the way.

5. DoveBumble
I LOVEWING DOVEWING, IM NOT SAYING I DONT LIKE HER IM JUST SAYING I DONT LIKE THE SHIP.
Anyway, Bumblestripe was very clingy and creepy around her, and everyone was pressuring her into loving her. Like bro, how would you feel if your friends were forcing you to love someone you didn’t love? Someone did a very good job of explaining this so search “defending Dovewing” and click on every single one until you find it!

4. LionCinder
Mostly because I support IceLion and because I don’t like how Cinderheart replaced Cinderpelt almost IMMEDIATELY.

3. every cross-clan ship EXCEPT TigerxDove
TigerDove is awesome!
I don’t like every other one because the Fandom loved Silverstream, Graystripe, Millie, Crowfeather, Yellowfang, Lionblaze, Leafpool, Heathertail, Mapleshade, Appledusk, Jayfeather, etc for cross-clan romances…but hate DoveTiger? I’m confused.

2. BrambleSquirrel
Ashfur deserved squirrelflight, and Bramblestar yelled at her, and Squirrelflight yelled at him, etc.

1………POPPYBERRY
UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Berrynose: NONONO HONEHHHH!!!! YOU ARE MY ONLY LOVE AND NO ONE WILL EVER REPLACE YOU!!!!

Berrynose 0.00001 seconds later: So then I started dating her sister—

Yeah no.

Anyway, these ships that I just named are very overrated!!!!

Thank you for listening!!!!! also, please spam #StopShippingHorribly!!! Byeeeee!

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35 comments

  • TigerDove is EXTREMELY overrated. It’s my least favorite ship in the entire series.

    • Same. I cant believe she swapped clans. I think erin just didthat cause she needed a excuse to write “the broken code” if dove had never mated with tiger than shadowsight wouldn’t have came and be used by ashfur to get revenge.

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    I agree with a few of your points (like PoppyXBerry) But I also disagree with some too. I’m only going to defend FernXIvy because I’m tired. Okay, first of all, I know they’re related. Everyone knows they’re related. There are TONS of other ships in ThunderClan that are related to each other. Fern and Ivy aren’t even direct cousins. But you know who is? Lilyheart and Snowbush. I can’t think of any more direct cousins but Dust is Fern’s uncle (even though I’m pretty sure that everyone knows) and Ash is Squilf’s uncle (depending on if Brindleface was her mother or not). Second, it is noted several times (in Spotfur’s Rebellion and I think the Broken Code) that Ivypool and Fernsong are loving mates and supportive, attentive parents. And hopefully we will see more of this and stay-at-home dad Fernsong in Ivypool’s Heart. (Also sorry to anyone who didn’t know that these cats are related)

  • Also ships I hate: Needletail x Sleekwhisker (Sleekwhisker is absolutely toxic) and MapleDusk (I hate this ship and I hate Appledusk…).

  • Great article! I disagree tho 🙂

    1. Ivypool clearly paid attention to her kits and Fernsong, as seen when they were ‘dating’ and after her kits birth and in tbc! Plus, they aren’t direct cousins, they’re third cousins. They are hardly related at that point, and so many other ships are more related than they are. It’s fine to dislike Ivypool, but i don’t think it’s fair to hate a perfectly happy and healthy relationship because of your opinion on her

    Also Dustpelt is Sandstorm’s uncle (assuming Brindleface is her mom) so he mightve deserved better but hopefully not by getting with his niece. (And yes, i know Ferncloud is his niece as well)

    Oh and Firestar and Sandstorm are about the same age 🙂 they have probably a 2-3 moon age gap

    I think the reason people don’t like TigerDove is because it’s more toxic than the others. Not to say some of the others weren’t toxic, like AppleXMaple (which the fandom hates, idk where you got the idea that we like it) but TigerXDove is obviously toxic. So is IvyXHawk, which is why I don’t like that one. Hawkfrost’s entire relationship with Ivypool was him manipulating her

  • I agree apart from SandFire
    I also LOVE Dovewing!!! I don’t get why every Ivypool lover hates Dovewing but every Dovewing lover also likes Ivypool! What’s so bad about Dovewing?
    I HATE POPPYBERRY (I LIKE POPPY BUT IHATE BERRYNOSE! !!!!!!!🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈)
    Have a great week I don’t know what else to say
    🫶🏻🫶🏻🫶🏻🫶🏻🫶🏻🫶🏻🫶🏻🫶🏻🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿😜😜🐈😜😜😜😜🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈

    • I hate DOVEWING she is so immature, everyone throws themseleves before her because she was part of the prophecy. Shes practically spoiled.

    • At least Ivypool didn’t swap clans for “her love” in shadowclan. Dovewing had someone who LOOOOOOOOOOOOVED her in thunderclan(Bumblestripe) and she just left him for tigerheart, who lives up to his name entirely.

      • Maybe in the future, make this in a seperate comment that isn’t a reply since it isn;t related to the original comment ^^
        To me, Bumblestripe did love Dovewing, but part of the reason she left ThunderClan bc he was just an uncomfortable cat for her to be around. When they were mates, he’d always be talking about kits, and when they broke up, he asked her out at the funeral of Purdy, one of her closest friends. Whilst Dovewing can be seen as disloyal and her timing was unfavourable, and Tigerheart did do some not so fantastic stuff himself, ThunderClan became a place where she didn’t feel safe. Every cat that she thought cared for her seemed to be siding with Bumblestripe, so I can see why she left. And she ended up raising a fantastic family in ShadowClan

  • Fernsong and Ivypool are third cousins, which share, on average, 0.8% DNA, as opposed to, say, Lilyheart and Snowbush, who are first cousins, which share an average of 12.5% of their DNA, or an eighth. Third cousins share less than 1/100 DNA< while first cousins share 1/8.

    Also, bold choice saying that Ashfur deserved Squirrelflight, when he called her a "faithless she-cat" in Long Shadows. I know I wouldn't be with a man who called me names like that.

  • Squirrelpaw she/her (Squif/Wolfe)(Daughter to Flamepaw)(Sis with Hollypaw, Needlepaw, Rosepaw)(Cousins with Vixenpaw) says:

    sandfire dont have a big age gap also they make a cute couple also cats don’t kiss

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