Warrior Cats from the Warrior Cats Saga
I'm an absolute fanatic when it comes to the Warrior Cats Saga by Erin Hunter! Oddly enough, I didn't come across this series as a child. It was a little after my time, as I was more interested in Redwall by Brian Jacques at that point, as well as other longer books. It wasn't until I was a junior in college - yes, COLLEGE - that I picked up the first book. And from then on, I was instantly hooked. Luckily, we had a children's section at my university - meant to be used by Education majors in their papers and such - but I secretly read them for the fun of it. Now, I've read all the books and I'm eagerly awaiting new additions to the series. Below are the top five cats I've come to love in the series.
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Number Five: Hollyleaf
Hollyleaf is a mysterious cat from the Power of Three series and littermate to Lionblaze and Jayfeather. She's a compelling character through the entire third series, but it isn't until the final book, Sunrise, that she really shows her true colors. She driven, determined and ruthlessly holds grudges - to the point that she hurts another cat to get revenge for her family. In the novella about her, we learn more about what happened after her big scene in the final book. She's definitely a mystery and elicits enough feels for the number five spot.
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Number Four: Cinderpelt
Cinderpelt is not only a loveable character, but her story is also one of the most tragic throughout the entire Warriors Saga. As a 'kit and 'paw, she longed to be a Warrior, but in an accident she loses the ability to properly use her back leg, so she ends up being an apprentice Medicine Cat. Not only that, but she had a crush on one of the most eligible toms in ThunderClan, as well as one of the most tradgic endings. For fear of divulging too many spoilers, I'll simply say that she's a character that will pull at your heartstrings and leave you rooting for her the entire series.
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Number Three: Graystripe
Graystripe is one of the pivotal characters throughout several series additions in the Warriors Saga. As a best friend to Firestar, he manages to get dragged along on many of the adventures that his friend gets into. Not only that, but he gets into his own decent amount of trouble. Like Cinderpelt, he had a pretty dramatic relationship. In addition to his memorable antics, he's a jokester and will keep the readers on their toes and asking for more of him!
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Number Two: Yellowfang
Yellowfang is, initially, one of those characters you love to hate. She's mysterious and when you first meet her in the series, you don't know what to think of her - much like the rest of the ThunderClan cats. Firestar (then, Firepaw) takes an interest to her, and - eventually - a liking to her. As he learned more about her twisted past, the reader begins to sympathize with the grumpy and hostile cat. I learned to love her harsh, but honest words as well as her cynical view on life. She's definitely a memorable cat - one that I'll always remember fondly despite her sins - and that earned her the number two spot.
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Number One: Jayfeather
Jayfeather is perhaps one of the most interesting and important characters in the Power of Three and Omen of the Stars series. He was born blind but despite his handicap, he probably sees and knows more than any other cat in all the clans. He was gifted with a different kind of sight, where he is able to look into the past, as well as "become"other cats while dreaming. With his gift, he makes one of the most successful ThunderClan medicine cats, and - with his snarky, sarcastic and no-nonsense attitude - he's completely enthralled me. In a way, he's taken me on more adventures than even Firestar. I hope to read more about him in the coming Super Edition, Bramblestar's Storm. Nothing would make me happier than to see more of him in the future!