Web Animation: SSS Warrior Cats
"I must.... take the challenge!"SSS Warrior Cats
(AKA Badasi Warriors) is a popular fan anime adaptation of the Warrior Cats
series. It follows the plot of Into The Wild
, but also adds new plot elements to the story.
Like the original Warriors
series, it follows Rusty, a kittypet bored with his simple life who ventures into the woods in search of adventure. Once there, he learns of the four feuding Warrior Clans who rule the forest, and is offered a spot in ThunderClan by it's leader Bluestar. Rusty accepts the offer, determined to prove to the skeptic warriors of ThunderClan that his kittypet heritage doesn't stop him from becoming a hero.
So far, two episodes and half of a third episode have been released. You can watch them here
on the official YouTube
account, and check out the Facebook
page of the series here
for updates on the future of the series.
This series provides examples of:
- Adaptational Attractiveness: The old cat Whitestorm and the scarred Tigerclaw become quite attractive cats.
- Adaptational Badass: While Whitestorm and Rusty were no slouches in the Warrior Cats novels, they're much more powerful in this version. Whitestorm is a wind-manipulating god, and Rusty is able to take him on without any battle training whatsoever.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Ravenpaw, who has green eyes in the books, has purple eyes in the animation.
- Similarly, Longtail's fur is silver and black in the books. In the animation, it's yellow and black.
- Tigerclaw is given a white belly like his son Hawkfrost has in the books.
- Adaptation Expansion: Rusty's journey to the Clan with Lionheart and Whitestorm is expanded, featuring a Secret Test of Character and an appearance from Bluestar.
- According to Longtail, warrior cats are descended from ancient cats with special fighting abilities which have been inherited by the modern warriors. In the books, the warriors were simply feral cats who joined together into four Clans to defend their respective territories.
- Adaptational Villainy: During the fight with Rusty, Longtail is even more of a jerkass than in the original book. In the book, he simply tore off Rusty's collar. In the animation, Spottedleaf intervenes during the battle, but he smacks her out of the way.
- Age Lift: The grandpa-age Whitestorm is much younger in this adaptation.
- Animated Adaptation: Of Into the Wild
- Badass Normal: Rusty. He has no battle training, but he manages to fight Graypaw to a draw and take on a seasoned warrior who had wind-manipulating powers unassisted.
- Blowing a Raspberry: Spottedleaf does this at Graypaw.
- Blow You Away: Whitestorm has the power to control the wind and fly around in a tornado.
- Disc One Final Boss: Thanks to his voice acting, Oakheart looks like he could be the Big Bad at first. Then Whitestorm pretends to be the Big Bad, but it's just a Secret Test of Character.
- Dramatic Collar Removal: Just like in the books.
- Dull Surprise: Some bad acting is understandable, what with being made by fans and all, but Spottedleaf's first voice actor just could not seem to emote.
- Elmuh Fudd Syndwome: Smudge has a lisp.
- Evil Laugh: Longtail pulls off a very impressive one.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Tigerclaw. So much.
- Eye Scream: Not in the series itself, but a short at the end of Episode 2 features a boy finding the Warrior Cats and getting his eye eaten.
- Faking the Dead: Lionheart pretends to have been killed by Whitestorm.
- Fanime: Of the first Warriors book.
- Fish Eyes: Dustpaw does this in the background at one point.
- Flight: Whitestorm's wind powers give him the ability to fly around in a tornado.
- For the Evulz: Before meeting up with Rusty, Whitestorm randomly blows him around with wind just to screw with him.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Tigerclaw. Unlike any of the good characters, he has visible scarring across his muzzle. This could be to show what a brave, strong warrior he is, but the scars are made sinister by being drawn in bright red.
- Longest Prologue Ever: The introductory scenes last quite a while before we actually see the opening and are introduced to Rusty.
- The Mole: Whitestorm pretends to be one.
- Off Model: Bluestar is sometimes a victim of this, looking more like a wolf than a cat.
- Prehensile Tail: During Rusty's battle with Longtail, Longtail uses his tail to grab Rusty in midair.
- Secret Test of Character: Whitestorm pretends to be a traitor so that he can find out how Rusty reacts.
- John, Ben, and the Kai brothers from Ginga Nagareboshi Gin show up as ThunderClan cats.
- Whitestorm's ninja-like powers, the cats traveling by jumping from tree limb to tree limb, and the way that Episode 2 ends right before a fight are all likely references to Naruto. Even one sequence in the SSS Warriors opening is very similar to the first opening of Naruto: The camera slowly moves in a circle while the main character and his two best friends fight in battle, each one coming to the foreground at least once. There's also a pinkish cat with hair like Sakura's during a scene in the third episode.
- Spoiler Opening: The opening shows Tigerclaw among the villains, which is a spoiler to people who haven't read the books.
- Super Speed: One of the abilities Whitestorm has thanks to his wind-controlling powers.
- Unexplained Accent: Bluestar and Smallear. Most of the cats have American accents, but for some reason, these two don't, despite all the cats (other than Firpaw) being born and raised in the same place.
- Whip It Good: Longtail uses his tail as a whip when fighting Rusty.
- Would Hit A She-Cat: Longtail slaps Spottedleaf out of the way to fight Rusty some more.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: A she-cat, most likely Frostfur, is drawn with blue-tipped fur on her head.