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Warriors Rewrite is a planned rewrite of the Warrior Cats series by MurasakiNoAo. Currently only the first story has been finished: Enter the Wild (a rewrite of the first book, Into the Wild).

Rusty is a 6-month old kitten who has dreams of the forest. One day he goes into the neighboring woods and meets Graypaw, a similarly-aged cat who lives with his Clan in the forest. Graypaw's leader Bluestar sees potential in Rusty and invites him to join ThunderClan. The next day Rusty leaves his sister Princess and their owner so that he can live in the wild as "Firepaw".


Warriors Rewrite expands upon and changes elements from Warriors canon. Relationships are better established without any Early Installment Weirdness at fault, ages are more concrete, the Warrior Code is rewritten, and there are more explicitly queer characters than before. The general story is kept the same, but details are changed.

Not to be confused with Warriors Redux, which is a separate rewrite.


Warriors Rewrite provides examples of:

  • Accidental Misnaming:
    • Yellow asks Firepaw if his name is "Flamepaw", "Blazepaw", or "Emberpaw".
    • Firepaw accidentally calls Loudbelly's daughter Tawnykit "Tansykit".
  • Actual Pacifist:
    • Being the spiritual leaders and medics of the Clan, healers and their apprentices are forbidden from hunting, fighting, or otherwise killing unless it's absolutely necessary.
    • Caretakers are also not allowed to hunt or fight.
  • Adaptational Diversity: The Erins aren't allowed to have explicitly gay characters, though they've still written a few in anyway. Warriors Rewrite does away with this by introducing same-gender romances and even a few transgender cats (including the protagonist Fireheart). It also includes more disabled and mixed-Clan characters.
  • Adaptational Gender Identity:
    • Firestar is changed from a cisgender tom to a transgender tom, and transitioned as a kit.
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    • To explain how he's a tortie tom, Redtail is a transgender tomcat.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Smudge and Rusty don't get along much. Smudge misgenders Rusty a lot, while Rusty thinks Smudge is a coward.
  • Adaptational Job Change:
    • A few warriors are changed into "caretakers" (cats who help queens and cats in general).
    • Graypaw has a vision at Mothermouth and becomes Spottedleaf's healer apprentice instead of a warrior.
    • Silverstream is a healer rather than a warrior.
    • Ravenpaw is made into a caretaker instead of becoming a rouge.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job:
    • Firestar is a dark red tabby rather than a red tabby.
    • Yellowfang is dark red, not dark grey.
    • Instead of being a red tabby like Crookedstar, Stormstar is a dappled grey.
    • Brokenstar is described as having a Persian-like face similar to his mother's.
    • Oakheart is dark grey instead of reddish-brown
    • Rowanberry is red and cream, rather than brown and cream.
    • Smallear has folded ears rather than small ears.
    • Whitestorm is silver-furred instead of white.
  • Adaptation Name Change:
    • Medicine cats are now "healers".
    • The usage of "she-cat" is scrapped in exchange for the more accurate "molly".
    • Cats have terms for extended family rather than just "kin".
    • Crookedstar is named "Stormstar". He wasn't renamed "Crookedkit" as a kit.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: Brindleface is Sandstorm's aunt, not her mother.
  • Alternate Universe Fic: Warriors Rewrite is a complete rewrite of the series.
  • Apathetic Pet: Rusty. It's mentioned that he Jumped at the Call to become a forest cat because he always felt uncomfortable being around humans and being a housepet.
  • Ascended Extra:
    • Redtail died in the prologue to the series. Here, he's a reoccurring character.
    • Brindleface has a much larger role as Firepaw's mentor.
    • Spottedleaf is Graypaw's mentor, giving her more screentime.
    • Princess is introduced as living alongside Rusty.
    • Smudge is a upgraded into a reoccuring character.
    • C-List Fodder Rosetail is now Graypaw's adopted mother.
    • Loudbelly is prominent in the climax to Enter the Wild.
  • Composite Character: Lionheart takes Redtail's role as Sandstorm's father. He's also the one Tigerclaw kills.
  • Demoted to Extra: Ravenpaw has less screentime in Enter the Wild and is not as close to Graypaw and Firepaw as he is in canon.
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation:
    • Lionheart didn't simply die of his injuries. He was killed by Tigerclaw.
    • Brindleface's unnamed kit dies after being attacked, not from illness.
  • Disabled in the Adaptation: In Warriors, it's mentioned that Willowpelt has "unusual eyes". What this means is never clarified. In Warriors Rewrite, she has clouded eyes due to being near-completely blind.
  • Everyone Can See It: Firepaw's crush on Graypaw is noted by several of his peers.
  • The Exile:
    • Yellowfang, two other ShadowClan elders, and a caretaker were wrongly exiled by Brokentail for not siding with him. They were later allowed back into ShadowClan, but Yellowfang declined the offer in exchange for becoming ThunderClan's healer.
    • Boulderpelt, Blackfoot, and Tangleburr are exiled at the end of Enter the Wild for siding with Brokentail.
    • Fernshade is exiled after she threatens to kill her clanmates for wanting to take her "son" from her.
  • Fix Fic: Warriors Rewrite revamps the Warriors canon by streamlining and rewriting it.
  • Give Him a Normal Life: It's not uncommon for loners to abandon their kits on Clan territory in the hope they'll have a better life in a Clan.
  • Happily Adopted:
    • Graystripe was taken in by Rosetail after his mother had a Death by Childbirth. He loves her but is hesitant to call her his mother until after her death.
    • Swiftkit was abandoned by his biological mother and happily raised by Speckletail.
  • Intimate Hair Brushing: Firepaw finds "sharing tongues" with his Clanmates to be far more intimate than getting licked by his sister Princess
  • Long-Distance Relationship: Cross-Clan couples aren't against the Warrior Code but they are difficult to keep. The mates rarely meet outside of Gatherings.
  • Mark of Shame: Exiled cats are given scars referred to as an "exile mark"
  • Meaningful Rename: When a cat is exiled, they lose their suffix. For example, Yellowfang becomes "Yellow".
  • Mentor in Queerness: Firepaw is trans, as is Redtail. As a result, Redtail offers to be there for advice for the younger cat.
  • Named by the Adaptation: Ravenpaw is made into a caretaker and named Raventhroat.
  • Not His Sled:
    • Firepaw doesn't show an interest in either Spottedleaf or Sandstorm. He instead has a crush on his friend Graypaw.
    • Brindleface is most remembered for being a Pregnant Badass and Action Mom. In Warriors Rewrite, she spends most of her screentime as Firepaw's mentor, gives birth, and is then murdered less than a day later.
  • A Pet into the Wild: Rusty is an adolescent kitten who feels restless and bored living as a pet. When asked to join a Clan in the forest, he eagerly agrees without second thought of his owners (however, leaving his sister Princess behind makes him think twice for a moment).
  • Precision F-Strike: Loudbelly calls Brokentail a "sick piece of fox-dung" for making Longbelly's 4-moon old daughter into an apprentice.
  • Related in the Adaptation:
    • Tigerclaw is Dustpelt's father.
    • Rosetail is Graystripe's adopted mother.
    • Lionheart is Sandstorm's father. This also makes Sandstorm the older sister of Brackenfur, Cinderpelt, Thornclaw, and Brightheart.
  • Sanity Slippage: Fernshade slips after her very young son Badgerpaw is killed in battle. She starts hallucinating that Eaglekit is a reincarnation of Badgerpaw. It gets to the point where she threatens her clanmates with murder and has to be exiled.
  • Shout-Out: Ravenpaw's warrior name is shared with Warriors Redux: Raventhroat.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation:
    • Willowpelt is no longer Graystripe's mother.
    • Redtail isn't Sandstorm's father, with Lionheart taking the role instead. Likewise, Brindleface isn't Sandstorm's mother, but instead she is her aunt.
  • Would Hurt a Child:
    • Brokentail kills two 1-moon old kits and frames Yellowfang as the murderer.
    • Clawface kills one of Brindleface's newborn kits. He claims it was accidental but still gets exiled.