May the God-Emperor have mercy on you.They shall not. "Sisters of Battle, reporting!" — Battle Sisters Squad, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Soulstorm The Amazon Brigade is an elite fighting unit, often the best of the best or damn near close to it, that is composed entirely of women. Naturally, they should never be underestimated, for they can and will kick your ass, potentially easily. They are The Squad, with about four liters of estrogen added, and little to no loss in testosterone.
They are the Lovely Angels after a recruitment drive. In any case, they are a Badass Army. This trope is common with Humongous Mecha anime, and Science Fiction in general, especially if they use fightercraft in their universe. Occasionally it shows up in Fantasy works as well, usually as the personal guard of a wealthy and powerful ruler. In a Bishoujo Series, they are probably the main characters, their existence in this case due to the Improbably Female Cast policy.
They may include The One Guy for good measure. Expect some degree of Ho Yay, especially if they are kept isolated from men. This being about fiction, they're usually at least moderately attractive. Not to be confused with Estrogen Brigade. Contrast The Smurfette Principle. If the entire world is an Amazon Brigade instead of a single squad, then you have a World of Action Girls. Examples: open/close all folders Anime & Manga As Idol Singers in a time where entertainment is banned, AKB0048 have to be able to defend themselves.
They adhere to Thou Shalt Not Kill, though. The Red Tails Gang from Beelzebub are an all female gang of Japanese Delinquents known as the strongest ladies of Kanto, and for good reason too! Their leader Kunieda Aoi, nicknamed the Queen, is responsible for keeping the men's "grubby hands" off the other girls. Their weapons range from guns to baseball bats to bokken, and on one occasion, a ruler! Harribel from Bleach heads up one of these with her all-female Fracción.
Bubblegum Crisis: The Knight Sabres, an elite team of powered armored mercenaries, were anime's earliest example. They were Neo Tokyo's only line of defense against the Genom Corporation and the ever increasing threat of Boomers. Justified in Claymore where the "Silver Eyed Witches" are all female. Infusing Yoma flesh into guys did not work out. Code Geass The Valkyrie Team on the Brittanian side, although they didn't get much screentime before Kallen killed them except for Marika.
They also appear in Code Geass: Oz the Reflection, where it's revealed that Leonhardt Steiner saved Marika. The Nightmare of Nunnally manga has The Irregulars, also known as the Britannian Special Honorary Foreign Legion. Mermaid Heel is a female-only guild in Fairy Tail. Infinite Stratos: The Schwarzer Hase (German for Black Hares/Rabbits), complete with Nazi-esque uniforms and matching eyepatches.
Come to think of it, just about every squad found in this series fall into this trope since the titular exoskeletons can only be used by women. The only exception is main character Ichika and the eventual (inevitable?) Battle Harem that forms around him. The Impact Blue team in Initial D subverts the Women Drivers trope. In Extra Stages, this shows how better they are against male drivers. Lyrical Nanoha The 6th Mobile Division of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS definitely qualifies, as an archetypal military unit in a Improbably Female Cast (although they do have three guys and a dog-man, technically.
) The "villains" of the previous season probably qualify too, consisting of an Ill Girl, a female-anthropomorphized Weapon of Mass Destruction, The Three Faces of Eve, and The One Guy. Jail Scaglietti's "Numbers" in StrikerS count as well (no pun intended). Although that one had a rather disturbing justification: Scaglietti needed his minions to be female so that he could impregnate them with clones of himself.
The titular Otome of Mai-Otome, although there is a Techno Babble explanation for their powers being exclusive to female virgins. While an Otome usually works alone, doing her Master's bidding, the Five Columns (who have no Master) are an actual team. Maken-ki!: Applies to both the student council at Tenbi Academy and the Venus Unit: The student council was all female, until the academy went co-ednote .
Their primary task is to enforce and maintain discipline at the school, but they also protect it from external threats, such as Kamigari. Venus Academy is a prestigious all-girl military school for foreign exchange students, with the Venus Unit consisting of the elite among them. All of whom are high-level ability users, ranging from S to SS-ranknote . The three female pilots on the Martian Successor Nadesico worked as an Amazon Brigade (Amazon Flight, really) before joining the crew, and usually act as a unit while Akito or Akatsuki are off doing their own thing during the series.
The ship's bridge crew is a couple of non-commissioned adjutants and one girly XO away from this trope as well. Gundam The Shrike Team from Mobile Suit Victory Gundam is a squad of full-female mobile suit pilots serving the League Militaire, who are ultimately killed off towards the end of the series. The Zanscare Empire's answer to developing a full-female team is the Neneka Corps, a squad of bazooka-toting bikini girls sent to distract Uso, except the intented psychological effect backfired by sending Uso into a Heroic B.
S.O.D. instead and Neneka herself received the health effect of a human body hit by a beam saber. The Teiwaz combatants in Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans consists of the harem of Naze Turbine, everyone of them, if not a ship crew, is a mobile suit pilot. Inverted by the Gjallarhorn Outer Earth Orbit Regulatory Joint Fleet, the entire crews are pretty blonde young men, who only answer to Carta Issue and are meant to resemble McGillis Fareed.
Simeon's girl squadron in NEEDLESS, consisting of Setsuna, Mio and Kuchinashi. Don't be fooled by their cuteness. Amazon Lily from One Piece being a Lady Land, its warriors obviously qualify. They are called the Kuja Pirates, and consist of the most powerful warriors of the island. Most of the Kuja Pirates are also very beautiful, as the Kuja believe strength is beauty; appropriately, their captain Boa Hancock is considered the World's Most Beautiful Woman and is one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea.
In Only Sense Online, Myu leads one party of Gamer Chicks in the titular game and this party is renowned in-game for its excellent teamwork and combat prowess. Pretty Cure is always either this or Lovely Angels. Futari Wa Pretty Cure Splash Star, notably, featured a four-woman Amazon Brigade made of two pairs of Lovely Angels. The Bat Family Crossover movie series Pretty Cure All Stars gathers all Pretty Cure teams together every year.
The next movie will have 36 current members. Project Ako: Captain Napolitalita's crew consisted entirely of women, who looked and sounded like MEN! Used as the punchline at the end of the first film, as they were the seemingly unstoppable alien menace that had smashed through Earth's defenses - only to be inadvertently thwarted by a pair of feuding highschool girls. Sailor Moon and her Sailor Senshi, the Magical Girl Warrior rulers of their respective celestial bodies, as well as many Evil Counterpart teams with parallel power sets that double as Dark Magical Girl Quirky Miniboss Squads for their respective arc Big Bad, whether the Black Moon family's Ayakashi Sisters, the Death Busters' Witches 5, the Dead Moon Circus' Amazoness Quartet, or Shadow Galactica's Sailor Animamates.
Sailor Moon Crystal even references it in the Theme Song: "We're not weak girls/Who need men's protection" The Treue (German for "loyalty") Unit in Super Robot Wars Original Generation, and it's not just "coincidence" like many others; the unit is, for some reason, for females only. Note: these three are all wiped out over the course of their respective series' the Gundam teams get Stuffed into the Fridge, while as an enemy unit in the game, you take out the Treue unit yourself, save for one known pilot, who later joins your squad.
In Sekirei, any group with multiple Sekirei is this by default. Most noteworthy are Minato's Battle Harem, Sanada of the West's Power Trio, and the Discipline Squad, while the other two major groups (the South and the East) don't function as units to the same degree. The first incarnation of the Discipline Squad remains legendary for their strength, as well as having been the one version to include The One Guy.
The characters in Simoun are technically "maidens" lacking a permanent sex, but they look the part. In Sound of the Sky, the Helvetian Army fields all-female tank crews, the main characters being the 1121st tank platoon. The 501st Joint Fighter Wing, a.k.a. the Strike Witches. They're reportedly "inspired by" the Real Life WWII Night Witches (see below), and the character of Sanya Litvyak is even "based on" Lilya Litvyak.
Macross: "Uncultured" Meltrandi tend to separate themselves from male Zentraedi, forming their own all-female armies instead. Though Klan Klein and her Pixie Squadron are integrated into human society, they operate as their own elite unit. Fairy Squadron in Macross II, an all-female flight team led by ace pilot Sylvie Gena. Uchi No Musume Ni Te O Dasu Na: N.U.D.E.note consists almost entirely of female officers and desk clerks; including their commander, Hanna.
They originally served as Athena's support, during her days as a superheroine. Now that she's retired, they help her daughter, Clara, as she battles Deepthroat's forces. In the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, many female duelists have either mostly female monsters or monsters that make their decks look feminine. Mai Kujaku is a prime example, who uses both Harpies and Amazoness monsters. The Harpies might be the Trope Codifier for the franchise, since this archetype has Taken a Level in Badass for several years and has become a strong meta archetype.
Anzu uses mostly female monsters or angelic creatures. The monster Maha Vailo, which she uses in the virtual world, has an Ambiguous Gender. Rebecca's second deck includes a lot of female monsters, but she mixes them with Dragon-Type cards as well. Siegfried uses a Valkyrie deck and even his three Permanent Spell Cards are based of goddesses. Asuka's Cyber Girl deck is Dance Battler-themed, most notably ballerinas.
Rei's first deck plays it straight. Subverted later with her second and third deck. Tania uses an Amazoness Deck and she beats Misawa several times before she is defeated by Judai. Subverted with Aki. She only has a few female looking monsters, and the majority of her monsters are monstrous Plant-Type monsters. Carly uses a Fortune Fairy deck, which is made of weak, cute fairies. After becoming a Dark Signer, her monsters evolve to Fortune Ladies, which become stronger for each Level they have and their Levels increase each turn.
Misty uses a Reptilliane deck, but rather than having sexy women, her deck consists of creepy female snake-people dressed in dresses who tend to look more beastly than human. Sherry uses a knight-themed deck which contains Action Girls who are based of Joan of Arc. Kotori's deck is based of Fairy-Types, notably ones that resemble cheerleaders. Cathy's deck is based of Cat Girls and cats. While Rio's Main Decks includes only ice birds, her Extra Deck has only humanoid female monsters.
Droite's deck is based of butterfly women. Yuzu uses a Melodious deck which contains female Fairy-Type monsters based on musicians. Serena uses a Lunalight deck which contains female Beast-Warrior-Type monsters. Her deck shares some parallels to Sailor Moon. Ruri uses a Lyrilusc deck, which consists of bird-like girls. Mieru uses a Sibyll deck, which are all female monsters with a fortune telling theme.
Ayu's deck is based of fish ladies. Gloria and Grace Tyler use an Amazoness deck too. Aoi uses a Trickstar deck, which are idol-based fairies. Emma uses an Altergeist deck, which are spell-casters that are based on various female ghosts in mythologies, though rather monstrous looking. Comic Books Birds of Prey, although Hawk of Hawk and Dove served as the team's first male member. A villainous example: Darkseid's Female Furies in the DC Universe.
Any armed group by default in Y: The Last Man. The best example is probably the IDF special forces led by Alter; the actual Daughters of the Amazon are fairly disorganized and gang-like. The Amazons in Wonder Woman, natch. And their Alternate Company Equivalent, the Coda warriors of Wildstorm Comics. A short-lived offshoot of Marvel's The Avengers, the Lady Liberators; but they were secretly being manipulated by the Enchantress.
Another Marvel group, the Femizons, from a future militant Lady Land society. When that timeline was erased, a present-day misandrist named Superia tries to create her own Femizons a few centuries early by gathering supervillainesses and female Mad Scientists to repopulate the world, right after she sterilizes everyone else, of course. Another Marvel villain named the Mandrill (who has fought Shanna the She-Devil, the Thing, Daredevil, and many other heroes) uses female henchmen exclusively, as he has the mutant power to control them using pheromones.
(He makes no secret of his misogyny, and has often used them as Sex Slaves.) The Grapplers were super-strong wrestler/criminals. Femforce from AC Comics, which seems to exist mainly as fanservice for its creators and readers. The Sisterhood Of Steel, from the comic of the same name. The Black Panther's Royal Guards, the Dora Milaje. These gals have fought such highly trained and powerful individuals as Black Widow and Storm to a standstill.
The Star Sapphire Corps from Green Lantern. Subverted in the fact that the Star Sapphire's version of Ion or Parallax, Predator, is male. The recently formed Sisterhood of Mutants in X-Men. The Black Dahlias from The Order, who Veda described as "Tim Burton sponsors a women's golf team." Katarina Dante's pirate crew and Monique le Fanu's vampires (who now presumably follow Lulu Romanov) in Nikolai Dante.
In the "X-Tinction Agenda" crossover storyline Uncanny X-Men books, artist Jim Lee depicted the law enforcement of Genosha as being mostly female and incredibly hot. The The Man from U.N.C.L.E. comic book had an unrelated backup feature, Jet Dream. Gender-flipped Expies of Blackhawk, Jet and her international teammates Marlene, Petite, Cookie and (sigh) Ting-a-Ling were Hollywood Stunt-Girls who also moonlighted as a crack team of all-girl aviators, spies, and commandos.
Battlefields: Night Witches, by Garth Ennis, is a fictionalized account of the USSR's "Night Witches" (see Real Life, below) during World War II. Sin City has the Old Town girls. They've teamed up a lot with the male protagonists but there are male-less Old Town stories out there. Also keep in mind that these girls are tough enough that both the cops and the mafia are afraid to mess with them. The Airmaidens, the elite personal squadron of Valkyrie in Airboy.
In Astérix and the Secret Weapon, the Romans raise a legion of women to fight the indomitable Gauls, taking advantage of the Gaul's rule that they Wouldn't Hit a Girl. They do seem to have a problem understanding the words "order" and "discipline." The 2013 (adjectiveless) X-Men comic features an all-female X-Men team: Storm, Rogue, Kitty Pryde, Rachel Summers, Psylocke and Jubilee (with Monet showing up at times).
It also applies to the villains - Lady Deathstrike, Enchantress, Typhoid Mary, and Karima. The Marvel NOW! relaunch of The Defenders, Fearless Defenders, features Valkyrie putting together a team of super-women to be her new Valkyrion, at one point including Dani Moonstar, Misty Knight, Hippolyte, and Annabelle. A-Force, a team launched in 2015, is an all-female version of The Avengers.◊ Nth Man: The Ultimate Ninja featured the KGB Swallows, a team of attractive female Soviet agents trained in both espionage and combat.
Rat Queens has this in the eponymous adventuring party; the rival party "The Peaches" are almost this but for Allan, their smidgen thief. Literal amazons appear in the sequel to Zombies vs. Robots, which is named Zombies Vs. Robots Vs. Amazons. In the Dynamite Entertainment Lady Rawhide mini-series, Lady Rawhide takes on a gang of female vigilantes called the Sisters of the White Rose, who were inspired by Lady Rawhide but use far bloodier methods.
The eponymous Zodiac Starforce is comprised of teenage girls - par for the course for a Magical Girl Warrior team. The Sisters of Blood in Requiem Vampire Knight are an all-female order of vampire nuns charged with guarding Dracula's Royal Harem. Comic Strips Sala and her Sky Band, an all female band of Sky Pirates, from The Phantom. Played for laughs in one Bloom County arc where Opus infiltrates Mary Kay Cosmetics and comes face-to-face with the Mary Kay Commandos, salesladies in pink dresses and combat gear.
"Even their Uzis are pink!" gasps Opus. (They were such a hoot, they were featured on the cover of a paperback collection.) A Tarzan parody from Wally Wood's Sally Forth features a tribe of naked, pterodactyl-riding warrior women. Fan Works The Replica Elite from Aeon Natum Engel, although their femininity is only skin-deep; they act no different from FEAR's male Replica Elite. The Wei Family in A Gift of Love.
The Keepers in Keepers of the Elements. Clan Falzen in The Tainted Grimoire. The Mirage squadron in Ace Combat: Equestria Chronicles. Discussed and inverted in the MLP:FIM adult fic Xenophilia. Between the gender disproportion of Equestria and the matriarchal system resulting from the two immortal princesses, Men Are the Expendable Gender is inverted, along with many social norms. That means the buff pegasi and unicorns guarding Celestia are the local equivalent of Bodyguard Babes.
The Daughters of Manehatan from The God Empress of Ponykind; the Western Rangers may qualify as well, since we haven't seen any colts serving that Legion. In keeping with the base canon, Armored Core + Muv-Luv Alternative crossover fic Project Ignition, all of the Lynx who are actually affiliated (Not Independents, Not Torus, and not Aldra) with the Interior Union are female. A special note goes out to Kagami, Lunaterisa, and Aerilynn, who are generally known as "The Three Valkyries", who are an elite squad piloting stolen Super Prototype.
The Avatar: The Last Airbender Fanfic The Fall Of The Fire Empire features The Chosen. There are the Kyoshi Warriors converted for Azula's purposes. In Terry Pratchett's Discworld fandom: A whole body of work has been presented about the Last Detail, the all-female combat unit introduced in Monstrous Regiment. This largely results in femslash about Polly Perks and the vampire female Maledicta, but all the fictions emphasise what a coherent, hard, fighting unit they are.
The new generation of female Assassins are also badass, either taken individually or working as teams. Lady T'Malia, Alice Band, Madame Deux-Epées, Remora Selachii, miss Smith-Rhodes and Jocasta Wiggs are the named Assassins in Pratchett's canon. Other fanfic writers have expanded on these characters and added new ones, such as Ruth N'Kweze, Joan Sanderson-Reeves and Davinia Bellamy. (For an example, see The Graduation Class.
) The Kamen Rider Club Girls in Horseshoes and Hand Grenades. The Professional Wrestling series The JWL included the Revolution, made up of Ivory, Molly Holly and 11 alumnae of WOW Women of Wrestling. The Professional Wrestling story, The Return - Remixed, centers around WWE being invaded by DEAR, a group made up of former Divas led by Trish Stratus and Lita. The Diva roster eventually unites and combats them by forming their own group, the Diva Army.
Shadows Awakening: The Shadowkhan tribe that Jade learns to create is composed entirely of kunoichi (female ninja). In the Star Wars / Harry Potter crossover Harry Tano, a high-tech all-female paintball team called the Themyscerans make an appearance and later participate in the final battle. The Great Alicorn Hunt: Rarity's new branch of the Royal Guard, the Radiant Guard, is composed entirely of mares who look like models, but can throw weapons with pinpoint accuracy and toss a grown stallion across a room.
Webwork: Jade eventually gains a Quirky Miniboss Squad in the form of a trio of tough biker chicks whom she forcibly transforms into Jorogumo/Oni hybrids like herself. And then there's her tribe of spider-ninja creatures that she uses as Mooks and who are all female as well. Secret Dreamer has the newly reformed pegasus knights, led by Cynthia and Severa. The Tritone Gambit: The main characters are an all-female cell of Inquisitorial Acolytes.
Films — Animation In Shrek Forever After, Rumpelstiltskin's entire standing army is made up of Wizard of Oz-style Wicked Witches. Apparently, nobody thought to utilize their Weaksauce Weakness and just spray them with a firehose. Films — Live-Action Missy, Chrissy, Justice and Sissy in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Of course, they're more a band of sassy jewel thieves.
Austin Powers: "Fembots, attack!" The mermaids in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction talks about a TV pilot she shot called Fox Force Five. Her character's specialty was knives. And terrible jokes. Angels Revenge, a movie lampooned on MST3K, was Quentin Tarantino's inspiration for the Show Within a Show mentioned above. In Kill Bill, 4/5 of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad is female, 4/6 if you count Bill.
James Bond: Pussy Galore's Flying Circus from Goldfinger. Also, Octopussy's circus troupe in Octopussy. Also, May Day and her group from A View to a Kill They get killed off by their boss Max Zorin. Except for May, who's so pissed off that she has a Heel–Face Turn and joins Bond to have her revenge. Mrs. Smith's agency in Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005). The St. Trinian's' field hockey team. The title group in DEBS In Hop, we have the Pink Berets, a squad of female bunnies described at one point as "the Easter Bunny's royal guards".
The girls from Sucker Punch. Admiral General Aladeen's bodyguards in The Dictator. They also serve as sex slaves. The Expendabelles is a planned fourth installment of the series featuring a cast composed exclusively of iconic female action stars. The 2016 Ghostbusters film did this with the title characters. AND THAT IS ALL WE WILL SAY ABOUT IT. We never actually see them, but Zulu has a scene where Swiss mercenary Schiess, arguing with two overly confident Welsh soldiers, mentions that the Zulu leader Cetawayo has a regiment of female warriors called "Ripen at Noon".
One of the Welsh soldiers comments that "that's pretty". Movies from the Soviet Union: October (Red October, that is) portrays the "Women's Battalion of Death", an all-female unit that was part of the doomed defense of the Winter Palace against the Bolsheviks. See Real Life below. In Only Old Men Are Going to Battle, the men of the 2nd Squadron (a fighter pilot unit) are pleased when a squadron of lady bomber pilots establish an airfield right next to them.
One of the men of the 2nd falls in love with a bomber pilot and asks her to marry him. This is inspired by the famous "Night Witches" (see Real Life below). The Dawns Here Are Quiet is about a squad of women manning an anti-aircraft battery at a supply depot behind the Eastern Front. Not drawn directly from Real Life like the above examples, but women did perform roles like that quite a bit in the war against Germany.
The women of the battalion have to kick it up a notch when a report of German paratroopers behind the lines requires them to form up as infantry and go into the forest in pursuit. Mad Max: Fury Road has the Vuvalini. Unlike most examples of this trope, they consist largely of Badass Grandma types. Kenau has the women of Harlem do increasingly brave feats, from fighting on the walls, to attacking Spanish on ice-skates and blowing up their camp.
The Amazons in Wonder Woman (2017), obviously. LARP The Sisterhood of Kira Earta, an order of warrior priestesses in Swordcraft. Literature Implicitly, all armies in A Brother's Price, as men would certainly be considered too valuable to waste them in battles. Jerin's grandmothers are said to have been an Amazon Brigade of soldier-spies. In the old Star Wars Expanded Universe we have the Mistryl Shadow Guard, a group of whip-wielding mercenaries from a doomed civilization, and the Hapes Consortium, an interstellar cluster of Amazons whose (formidable) army and navy was solely composed of females.
In Loyal Enemies dryads are One-Gender Race, female only, so their army, logically, has no men. In the army itself, the quality varies, but dryads are faster and more agile than most other races, giving them an edge over the enemy. In The Firebrand, Marion Zimmer Bradley's retelling of The Iliad from the perspective of Kassandra, we have... the original Amazons. By the end of the book, they more or less die out, logical with the feminist bent of the novel and the way that the cult of patriarchy was sweeping the nation.
Bradley's Darkover has the Sisterhood of the Sword; their successors, the Free Amazons, are less of an example, as while they are all trained to fight they don't exclusively work as soldiers. A common occurrence in the Dune series. In Dune the Bene Gesserit can fight with nearly superhuman capability if necessary. Leto II justifies this trope when he forms the Fish-Speakers in God-Emperor of Dune: he believes their maternal instinct will prevent them from succumbing to bloodlust or quests for power, and they're a temporary army since they're all about him, so they'll lack a unifying force once he dies.
It's all part of his Golden Path for humanity. Heretics of Dune introduces the Honored Matres which serve as the main antagonist from that book through Chapterhouse: Dune. The Maidens of the Spear and Elayne's personal bodyguard in The Wheel of Time books. The Discworld novel Monstrous Regiment features a squad consisting entirely of Sweet Polly Olivers. The first clue is right there in the title: John Knox once wrote a pamphlet called "The First Blast Of The Trumpet Against The Monstrous Regiment Of Women" - a polemic against the then-current situation of there being more than one reigning Queen in Europe.
The protagonist of The Assassins of Tamurin is recruited for a secret organization of this type. Isaac Asimov's short story "Shah Guido G." features an all-female police force known as the Waves. However this really had nothing to do with the plot, being part of a clumsy and long-drawn-out build up to a punning punchline. In the Larry Niven novel The Integral Trees, the Triune Squads are made up of women who refuse to marry, women who love women, or those who are "women" by courtesy only.
They are sent to patrol the Trunk, a hazardous and seemingly pointless duty, to make up for not doing their "real" duty to the tribe by providing children. The Chicks in Chainmail comedy-fantasy anthology series has numerous stories of all-female military units and warrior societies; along with stories of Sweet Polly Oliver, the lone Action Girl, Little Miss Badass, or Mama Bear. The Reynard Cycle: The militaristic Calvarians regularly field companies of these.
They appear to be treated as equals of the men. By Defender of the Crown, a significant portion of Reynard's army is made up of women, with Rukenaw in command. In The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge Special Corps agent James Bolivar "Slippery Jim" DiGriz lands on a planet once run by women (until they were usurped by a male revolutionary party working in cahoots with galactic invaders). He teams up with the resistance – former members of the military who are of course fit, shapely young amazons— much to the annoyance of Jim's lethally-armed and dangerous wife.
The shrykes from The Edge Chronicles. Not quite a One-Gender Race, but the ladies hold the upper hand in... well, everything. Female shrykes are warriors and their leadership class are all females, while the smaller, weaker males are led around on collars and generally treated like pets, despite being fully sapient. Isobelle Carmody's The Legendsong Saga has the myrmidons; a community of female fighters based on the island of Myrdmoor, whose primary duty is to protect the soulweavers while away from their home on Darkfall.
Their preferred fighting method is a form of martial arts, sometimes accompanied by a short javelin. The Mord-Sith from the Sword of Truth, who are the sworn protectors of Lord Rahl, as well as his expert torturers. They perform... other services for him, they act as his bodyguard, are capable of beating up squads of elite soldiers without breaking a sweat, have a magical torture device / weapon / awkward phallus thing called an Agiel, they're made via a truly horrifying Break the Cutie indoctrination process, are probably the second most feared thing in all of D'Hara, only behind the Lord Rahl himself.
.. oh and they can capture your magic and use it to torture you. They've driven one member of the main cast insane. The Longwing dragon captains in the Temeraire series could be a sort of Amazon Brigade — Longwings almost exclusively select female captains (it is implied that on occasion one will accept a male grudgingly, but none have been shown yet). In China several centuries before the events in the books, women were permitted to serve as combat dragon riders by Imperial Decree after a Sweet Polly Oliver enlisted to spare her father and stopped an invasion after bonding with a dragon.
Between conscription and the willingness of families to get rid of daughters, by the time Cpt. Laurence and Temeraire arrive the Chinese government had long since thrown up their hands and made their Dragon Corps an exclusive female preserve. Percy Jackson and the Olympians has the hunters of Artemis, a group of girls that travel with the goddess Artemis and are allowed to live without aging as long as they remain maidens for ever.
They happen to be extremely handy with a bow, and are strong fighters all around. The Heroes of Olympus also reveals that the Amazons themselves are still in business, running Amazon.com. The Queens' Wing can be a pretty effective Thread-fighting force in the Dragonriders of Pern novels, particularly once they caught on to how easily a queen dragon can boss around any other color. Thandi Palane's self-styled Amazons (descendants of genetically engineered Ukranian supersoldiers) in the Honor Harrington universe.
Much like in Ursula Vernon's webcomic Digger, her Black Dogs series contains a race of matriarchal hyena people. Their appearance is more brief and their role much less pivotal, but from what is seen of them, their warriors and hunters are all female. It is also observed by the protagonist that the females are larger and more physically intimidating than the males. In Sewer, Gas & Electric, a female Royal Navy officer averted an assassination attempt and, in return, asked Queen Elizabeth II for command of a submarine.
When the navy brass told Her Majesty that having a woman take charge of a sub was unthinkable due to conditions on board, Her Majesty got peeved; four years later, the H.M.S. City of Women was launched with an all-female crew. Robert A. Heinlein Friday. The Private Military Contractors in the Divided States of America. It's not quite clear if they're a literal Amazon Brigade (only one actual mercenary is seen) but the title character mentions that most of the others are "untrained farm girls".
In Tunnel in the Sky, Helen Walker is a captain in the Amazon Corps. An Amazon Brigade is mentioned in The Cat Who Walks Through Walls and appears as firesupport in the climax of the direct sequel To Sail Beyond the Sunset. In Chronicles of Chaos by John C. Wright, the Maenads and later the Amazons themselves show up. The Amazons, by the way, are Spy Catsuit-wearing ninja femmebots. On Cool Horses.
A rare non-Fantasy or Sci-fi example: thriller writer Brad Thor created a "detachment" of all-female Delta Force members for his most recent Scot Harvath novel Foreign Influence, which spawned the sequel/spinoff The Athena Project. Neal Stephenson's Science Fiction novel The Diamond Age has Nell's "sisters", or "Mouse Army", a group of soldiers/engineers/political leaders that finally becomes a new sovereign.
The soldiers of the Hames in Jane Yolen's Great Alta Saga. Before the invasion, they were among the most honored warriors in the Dales, and not a male in sight. David Weber's War God series has a couple of different examples. The most detailed example are the Sothoii War Maids. Free towns administered by women in the very patriarchal Sothoii society they are required to supply levies in times of war under the Kingdom's feudal military structure and by tradition they field all female fighting forces.
Considered outcasts by Sothoii society as a whole but supported strongly by the Wind Riders, the elite of the Sothoii military. The Amazon Legion focuses on one of these, with particular attention given to how to maximize the effectiveness of the women in it given the general physical limitations compared to men. In the Aubrey-Maturin novel The Far Side of the World, Jack and Stephen are rescued/taken prisoner by the all-female crew of a Polynesian twin-hulled craft.
They also have an extreme case of Does Not Like Men, apparently castrating their male captives as a matter of course. The Marvelous Land of Oz features Jinjur's army. A revolutionary army composed entirely of young girls dressed in World War 1 era uniforms. This being one of the Oz books, they're about as deadly of a fighting force as a kindle of kittens. They find early success against the Emerald City's army, an old man who Wouldn't Hit a Girl, but are in for a nasty surprise when Glinda brings in her own all-female army who actually know what they're doing.
Sisterhood Series by Fern Michaels: The Sisters, Sisterhood, or Vigilantes (whatever you like to call them) can be considered this - as long as you don't include Charles Martin and the Big Five or the Five Musketeers. The last book Home Free subverts this trope by having the Vigilantes recruit male members into their ranks at the end. The eponymous Bunch in The Bad Bunch by J.T. Edson; an all-female gang of outlaws as dangerous and ruthless as any men.
The qawHaq'hoch, in the Star Trek: Voyager Relaunch, a Klingon cult consisting of female warriors only. Interestingly, it's never explained why they only accept females. Possibly it's "just tradition" - but it's one they're quite serious about. They draw attention to their status as an Amazon Brigade by using a symbol for birth (Ie., an aspect of life exclusive to women) as the glyph signifying the correct tunnel to their headquarters.
Harry Potter has the Holyhead Harpies, an all female Quidditch team. Legacy of the Dragokin: The Kthonian Knights are supposed to be this because they hate men and wanted to kill all of them but Jihadain let Ravage join because he's Fury's protective big brother and she wants him to join. My Dark And Fearsome Queen: The president of the high school drama club turns out to be an evil queen exiled from an alternate dimension, and all the girls in the club turn out to be her guards.
Though almost all Giants in the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant are badass, as a whole they tend to view physical violence as an extremely distasteful last resort (albeit one they're very good at), and as a result have few professional warriors. That said, those professional warriors (the Swordmainnir) are almost entirely women (it's not unheard of for a male Giant to become a Swordmain, but it's extremely uncommon), and they're very good at what they do.
This is especially clear in the Last Chronicles when an entire, all female, detachment of Swordmainnir show up and get to show off exactly what they can do. Subverted in the Ken Follett novel Jackdaws. The eponymous Strategic Operations Executive saboteur team was originally planned to be all female, so that they could disguise themselves as cleaning women so as to infiltrate a critical German telephone exchange building in occupied France.
The problem is that the team leader, Flick Clairet, had only a couple of days to recruit the team, and could not find a female telephone engineer in Britain who also spoke fluent French, so she ended up recruiting "Greta," a male transvestite instead. The titular Damsels Of Distress definitely qualify. They are a six-woman mercenary gang who will take any job so long as they pay is good. In Remember To Always Be Brave, the Roman Republic has a full corps of these known as the "Amazons", based off the ancient Greek pseudo-legendary female warriors.
They deal with either heavy weaponry, close heavy combat, or both. In MARZENA we have the C-Section, a Private Intelligence Company made solely of women who recruits other women into spying or killing for them, if not taking care of the dirty business themselves. One of the many superhumans vying for power in Star Trek: The Eugenics Wars is Chen Tiejun and her small army of genetically enhanced superwomen.
In Dragonvarld, the Sisterhood is protected by an all-female guard, since it's deemed inappropriate for the Sisters to be surrounded by men when they're supposed to refrain from relations with them. (Relations between the Sisters and their female guards, however, are quite acceptable.) The idea is startling to people who come from other kingdoms. Andrea puts one of these together in Groom of the Tyrannosaur Queen.
Turns out nomad pastoralists are really easy to train for war. In The Dinosaur Lords, most of jinete (light cavalry) units are made up of women, as it's generally agreed in-universe that women are smaller and nimbler and thus better-suited to the job than men. In Erin Bow's novel Sorrow's Knot, the Rangers are an all-female squad of hunters/guards who provide for and guard the Free Women of the Forest.
(Men are also among the Free People, but do not serve as Rangers.) Victoria features the high-tech dystopia of Azania as one of the main enemy factions in its Fallout-like post-apocalyptic setting. The Azanians are basically a totalitarian regime with State Feminism as its ideology, and by the time they appear in the story, their leaders are using sci-fi technology to upgrade them into a true One-Gender Race.
Their armed forces are all-female, and the best-equipped the protagonists have to face after the final defeat of the last Federal remnants. The Southern Reach Trilogy: The 12th expedition into Area X is deliberately all female in order throw a new variable to it. Barring the anthropologist (and the linguist who drops out before the expedition begins), they're a very tough group and have had additional survival and weapons training prior to the expedition.
The Shadow Campaigns: The Girl's Own is an all-female regiment, recruited in the midst of the Vordanai revolution and reinforced steadily over the course of books 3 and 4. Led by Winter Ihernglass and then Abby Giforte, the Girl's Own achieves a reputation as one of the best and most dedicated line regiments in the Army of the East, and the subsequent Grand Army of Vordan, and forms the core of Winter's Fourth Division.
The "bone people" of Trans-Bataria in Murnsk are a tribal confederation who send their men out to act as cavalry and archers, while their women function as spear-wielding infantry. The "bone women" are among the best close combatants in the series with their spears and hide shields, and several thousand of them prove a deadly threat to the isolated First Division, forcing Marcus d'Ivoire to resort to increasingly desperate tactics to fend them off.
In the Garrett, P.I. novels, the Sisters of Doom are TunFaire's only all-human, all-female street gang. Consisting almost entirely of teen or pre-teen girls who ran away from molestation and child prostitution, the Doom have as bloody a reputation as any other urban gang, being particularly infamous for gelding their enemies and beating pimps into a pulp. Live-Action TV The three main members of Charlie's Angels, in either the TV series or the movies.
Sarah's old team, the C.A.T squad, from Chuck. Game of Thrones: Oberyn's three eldest daughters, the Sand Snakes, are all warriors. Another villainous example: The Hanarangers of Ninja Sentai Kakuranger. Before that came the Zero Girls of Taiyou Sentai Sun Vulcan. The Slayers after season 7 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Every slayer is female and all of them are walking anti-vampire weapons. After the events of season eight Kennedy didn't just sit on her hands.
She creates Deepscan, giving Slayers with no further purpose a job in bodyguard work. One episode of Stargate Atlantis featured an Amazon Brigade providing most of the muscle. Colonel Sheppard and Dr. Beckett were thoroughly delighted to be working with them. Stargate SG-1 has the Hak'tyl, a Jaffa tribe hiding from the Goa'uld Moloch. Star Trek: Enterprise was the first to reveal that the Orion women, far from being the slaves portrayed in the other series, actually control their civilization with a male-attracting pheromone that gives other women headaches.
The only one unaffected by them is Trip. A villainous example were Saladin's assassins in Robin Hood, a squad of women who were sent to kill Prince Malik. The Valkyries in season 6 of Charmed. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World: The episode "Amazons" had a society of female warriors, whom Veronica has a prior history with. They are actually quite pleasant to the men at first, then they are held captive.
Mortal Kombat: Conquest: Vorpax's people the Kreeyans who are all female. Music Emilie Autumn's riot grrl-esque band The Bloody Crumpets (or at least their stage personas). Even Aprella. Hell, their catchprase is "Fight like a girl!" As a phrase of empowerment, that is. Klymaxx is also this. Myths & Religion The White Tights of urban legend, a group of blonde, white-clad sniper women with a hate-on for the Russians.
Allegedly formed of women from Eastern European countries such as Estonia and Latvia, where hating Russia is a national pastime. According to rumors, they fought in Chechnya on the Separatist side, and were brutalized by Federal army grunts in case of capture (every Federal soldier had a friend of a friend who allegedly captured, raped and horrifically, painfully slaughtered a "white tight"). In Chinese folklore, the widows of the Yang generals during the Song Dynasty.
When most of the Yang menfolk were killed defending a fort from Liao invaders, the women of the clan took up arms to confront the Liao army. This has been dramatised in films such as The Fourteen Amazons and The Legendary Amazons. Although the Valkyries of Norse Mythology were primarily focused on collecting the dead, there were plenty of attestations of the female bands fearlessly engaging in battle.
The Trope Namers and possibly the Ur-Example would be the Amazons of Classical Mythology. Gender Flipped by the Gargareans, an all-male society of warriors. Pinballs Hercules has a squad of six in the upper-right corner of the playfield, complete with spears, Fur Bikinis, Sideboobs, and Amazonian pasties. Professional Wrestling Tadao Yasuda's All Japan Makai Club had, in addition to about 10 male members, about five females from M's Style and that other All Japan known as Makai Majo Gundan.
Generalissimo Takada's Monster Army in Fighting Opera HUSTLE had The Amazoness Army division led by Yinling The Errotic Terrorist. Konnan's La Legion Extranjera in AAA had Las Gringas Locas, as did La Sociedad. Chest Flexor's Flexor Industries had The Midwest Militia. Dramatic Dream Team serves as the parent company to Tokyo Joshi Pro(whose seventh event was titled Raising an Army) and Union Pro Wrestling.
Union however was originally an independent company that was not all female and was only briefly treated as such by DDT. Puppet Shows The Angel Squadron from Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. Tabletop Games Space 1889: Very surprisingly there is such a unit, a human unit to boot, in this Victorian role-playing game... ...and it's historical. Soldier's Companion mentions that Company A of the 62nd St.
John's Fusiliers of New Brunswick, Canada stationed in Syrtis Major, better known as the Amazonians, is all female except for the commanding captain. Averted in that it is not an elite unit. Soldier's Companion claims this unit existed historically. It is also mentioned in Transactions of Royal Martian Geographical Society part 1. Games Workshop games: Warhammer 40,000: The Sisters of Battle, a force of power armored religious fanatics wielding bolters, chainswords and flamethrowers.
They began as an all-female sect tricked into becoming the bodyguard of the insane High Lord Vandire, who seized control of both the Administratum and the Ecclesiarchy and plunged the Imperium into a bloody civil war. The Daughters eventually discovered his treachery and ended the conflict by taking Vandire's head, and though the reforms that followed forbade the church from keeping "men under arms," this obviously didn't apply to the newly-renamed Sisters of Battle.
Since then the Adepta Sororitas serve as both the fighting arm of the Ecclesiarchy and the Chamber Militant of the Inquisition's Ordo Hereticus, a force tasked with ensuring that such heresy never happens again. Many Battle-Sisters (particularly the veterans and leaders) show the obvious scars that a lifetime of fighting in the 41st Millennium would entail. Their power armour reflects the theme with decorations evoking breasts, corsets and thigh boots.
The Eldar's Howling Banshee aspect warriors, terrifying shock troops with a paralyzing scream. Some men do take up that aspect, though due to the nature of the War Mask and the customs of the Aspect they are treated as women for the duration. The background material, such as the novels about Ciaphas Cain (HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!), indicates that the majority of Astra Militarum regiments single-sex units with about 10% of regiments being all-female.
Mixed units do exist, but are usually the result of depleted regiments being combined together, as was the case in Cain's own Valhallan 597th as well as the Tanith First and Only. The gender segregation is mainly for practical reasons, as shown when Cain has to deal with increased fraternization between troopers and some unforeseen complications. The Sisters of Silence, of the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy era, were composed entirely of women that were Blanks.
In the 41st Millenium, they crew the Inquisition's Black Ships and manage rogue psykers rather than engage in direct combat. In Necromunda, House Escher gangs exclusively consist of female members. This is due to a genetic defect that results in all their males being stillborn or physically/mentally defective. Warhammer: The Dark Elves provide two examples. Witch Elves are an all-female cult of attractive, lethal fighters in chainmail bikinis, who serve a god of murder, indulge in combat drugs, and bathe in blood to preserve their beauty.
Dark Elf Sorceresses also qualify due to a prophecy that a male sorcerer would kill their Witch-King, who quite naturally banned men from practicing magic. There are male sorcerers, but they keep their heads very far down. The Everqueen of the High Elves is protected by an exclusively female elite unit known as the Maiden Guard. Blood Bowl has the Amazon team who draw their players from the all-female human tribes of Lustria.
In Mordheim, the Sisters of Sigmar are an all-female religious order consisting of the wayward and troublesome daughters of the Empire’s nobility. They believe that it is their sacred duty to cleanse the City of the Damned of its taint and collect wyrdstone so that it cannot be spread across the Empire. In The Witcher: Game of Imagination, dryads are a One-Gender Race of Cold Snipers devoted to protecting their forest.
This is the basic way of organizing their ranks. And they have a well-earned status of The Dreaded, both in and out of universe (just ask any seasoned players what's the worst enemy you can face). Deadlands - even In a World... with The Masquerade running full steam (replete with The Men in Black), Mina Devlin calling her shocktroops the "Wichita Witches" raised a few eyebrows. Of course, only women need apply.
Dragon Dice has an entire playable race of Amazons. The only race in the setting created directly and solely by the male deity, they can be played as either an entire army of Amazons, or as an elite maneuver/ranged combat unit in a larger force. In Rifts, Free Quebec has mastered the creation of the uber-powerful Glitter Boy powered armour. Female pilots lobbied for years to get their own distinctive style of armour.
Enter the Glitter Girl recon/special forces unit. More dangerous than the male variant due to the pilots being older and more experienced. Notable squads inclued the Harlots, the Harpies, the Vixens, and the Riot Girls. The Splugorth also make use of a bio-engineered race of slave-warriors called the Altarains, or else "The Blind Warrior-Women of Splugorth" who are a One-Gender Race. Talislanta has the Danuvian warrior-women.
Werewolf: The Apocalypse had the Black Furies, a tribe made up entirely of female Garou who worshipped Artemis as an aspect of Gaia. Of course they'd associate with men for production of new children, but male offspring were passed on to other tribes. There are male Black Furies, however; Metis (deformed children of werewolf-werewolf matings) born to Black Fury mothers are accepted into the tribe regardless of their gender.
The Sisters of Mercy from the Feng Shui supplement "Glimpse of the Abyss" are a convent of Nuns With Guns based in the Netherworld who hunt down and kill those whom their Mother Superior deems to be deserving of the respite of death from the suffering the Sisters believe that life is. Of course, those whose names end up on the Rolls of Mercy and are targeted for "deliverance" often aren't so keen on dying.
Also from "Glimpse of the Abyss" are the Shiva Squadron, a band of distimed eight-armed warrior women who have made it their mission to hunt demons. Legend of the Five Rings has two examples in the matriarcal Utaku and Matsu families. The Utaku family (formerly known as the Otaku family) has the Shiotome, or Battle Maidens, an elite unit of shock troops that ride into battle on horses the size of Clydesdales.
The Matsu family's elite Lion's Pride is an all-female unit of samurai women that specializes in finding and killing the enemy general and his command staff. Exalted has the Brides of Ahlat, the Southern God of War. Completely female, sworn to remain virgins, and symbolically wed to Ahlat himself. They're consider to be Elite troops and thus not to be messed with. Exalted also has the Tya, a group of women in the West who reject the usual gender roles for the region to take on male ones-which is more than symbolic, as the ritual wards away the spiteful goddesses known as the storm mothers (they hate any woman prettier then they are, which includes everyone that is not a storm mother).
They are treated in society more as men than women, actually. In 2nd Edition Dungeons & Dragons, several of the "Complete Class" supplements included an Amazon character kit. Mage Knight included a subset of Amazon figures in one of its more Steam Punk factions, the Black Powder Rebels. They weren't necessarily more powerful than any other group or faction (except for the Amazon Draconum, which was borderline broken.
) In Mutant Chronicles, at least three factions have Amazon Brigades: Bauhaus has Etoiles Mortant, Imperial has Mourning Wolves and The Brotherhood has Valkyries and Vestals. Mishima was supposed to have an elite unit of female warriors, the Kikigomae Sohei, as well, but Publisher Existence Failure caused them to be limited only to a concept drawing and a mention in the rulebook for Warzone: Universe Under Siege as no figures were produced.
Dungeons & Dragons: The Tome of Battle has lots of fluff about secret organizations of Walkers of the Sublime Way. One of which is the 80 Empresses. The Amazones of Bloodlust, called Sekekers, practice self-mutilation to the point of ugliness. However, some beautiful young girls form a elite unit called the Chrysalides, and are trained to fight half-naked. Shadowrun has the all-female street gang Desolation Angels that are active in many American cities.
The gang is known to hunt bug spirits with great enthusiasm for some reason. The reason is simple: they are Mantis spirit hosts. Legends Of The Wulin has two: The Resplendent Phoenix Society, who seek to embody feminine perfection, and the Blood Wind Cult, an all-female sect of assassins. A quite literal example in Scion. Not only do Amazons exist as a tribe/nation, but they can also be recruited by a female Scion as Followers.
In fact, PCs can gather Followers that happen to be all female. Kings of War has the Basilean Sisterhood, who are an all female unit who are armed with flails or ride as panther lancers. In Rocket Age the Vanstiku'll are a Venusian concordat who suffer a hereditary condition that makes their males die before 25. Because of this, the women take up the dominant and war-like positions in their societies, with the storm riders being their most feared members.
Warlord features an all-female mercenary company called the Sisters of the Blade, which was expanded into its own faction in the Savage North book. Some other factions also have their own Amazon Brigades, such as the Crusaders' Battle Nuns and the Overlords' Daughters of the Whip. In Unicornus Knights, the Queensguard is said to consist solely of women. Sports Almost all sports teams composed entirely of women can be considered this, especially in male-oriented sports like auto racing and Professional Wrestling.
The Finnish national men's ice hockey team is known as The Lions. The women's team is known as The Lionesses. Theater The titular Valkyries from Die Walküre. Amaluna has both Amazons and Valkyries. Video Games Some players try to get one of these going in any game that gives a party, whether one you fill with your own rolled characters (Wasteland), or with a cast (Final Fantasy XII).
Some games make this easier than others. Any naginata unit in Kessen III. The King of Fighters The various incarnations of the "Women's Team". Its ranks include: King, Mai Shiranui, Yuri Sakazaki, Kasumi Todoh, Chizuru Kagura, Li Xiangfei, Hinako Shinjou, "Blue" Mary Ryan, and May Lee. In KOF 2003 Athena Asamiya, Hinako, and Malin had their own all-girls group, the "High School Girls Team". Similarly, KOF 2002: Unlimited Match (a remake of the original KOF 2002) gave us two other all-girls team: the "Pretty Girls Team" (Xiangfei, Hinako, and May-Lee, who was a member of the original Women's Team in the first 2002) and the enemy-only NESTS team (Kula, Foxy, and Angel) Warcraft III The Night Elves' military, the Sentinels, is comprised solely of women because the race's men study druidism and spend centuries at a time asleep in the Emerald Dream.
Over the course of the campaign male Night Elves join the battle, but only as support casters (at least until the Druids of the Claw shapeshift). By World of Warcraft the gender divide is eased so that Night Elven females can become druids and men can become fighters, but the overwhelming majority of Sentinels are still women, while there is only a single male priest of Elune seen in-game. As probably an inverted reference to this, the Blood Elf guards are all male.
The WoW RPG mentions a group called the Sisters of Steel, a faction of warrior/blacksmith women who spend so much time at the forge that they become immune to fire and can transform themselves into stone or metal. Unfortunately, this faction didn't see any screen time in the game. In Return to Castle Wolfenstein the SS has an all-female force called the Elite Guard. In Spellforce, all elven units are female.
Except Titans, who are ents. Apparently their treemen aren't different. The various Fire Emblem games have several of these: The most blatant examples are the Pegasus Knights, who up until Fire Emblem Fates introduced Subaki the Sky Knight, were Always Female Pegasus-riding and lance- or sword-wielding Action Girls. Recruitable Pegasus Knights often come in trios, and sometimes they're also sisters.
A list of examples from the series: Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Fire Emblem Gaiden, Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem: The Trope Codifier PK trio of Palla, Catria and Est. Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War: Mahnya, Ferry, Deetvar and Pamela aka the Angelic Knights of Silesse (first generation, and actually Deetvar and Pamela are enemy units and Mahnya dies); also Maybell, Meng and Bleg (second generation, another villainous example).
Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade and Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade: Shanna, Thite and Juno (Binding Blade); Florina, Fiora and Farina (Blazing Blade). Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones: Vanessa, Tana and Syrene. Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn: The Holy Guard of Begnion, a special division of the Begnion army, is composed of nothing but female Pegasus Knights. Tanith, Sigrun and Marcia are the named and recruitable characters among them.
Fire Emblem Awakening: Cordelia, Sumia and Cynthia. Unusual since Cynthia is actually Sumia's Kid from the Future. Optionally, the player can reclass some female characters as Pegasus Knights and get others via DLC. Fire Emblem Fates: In a rare not Pegasus Knight army example, the Nohr side has Camilla and her two subordinates, Beruka and Selena. The Ninja Maid Flora temporarily joins them during the Golden Path.
The Knives of Artemis from City of Heroes. Final Fantasy In Final Fantasy IX, Alexandria's army consists almost entirely of women. The only males are the Knights of Pluto, a squad consisting of a mere 9 men, including playable character Steiner, who serves as their captain. The military of the city of Troia in Final Fantasy IV likewise consisted entirely of women. Final Fantasy X-2 is a downplayed trope.
The Gullwings have seven members total (four guys and three girls) but only the girls leave the airship to fight fiends and such. Clan Ritz from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance consists of all vieras and Ritz. Prima Donna from Final Fantasy Tactics A2 has 2 vieras and 2 grias, and all of them are female. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots has two Amazon Brigades: the Beauty & The Beast Corps, a quartet of Power Armored Super Soldiers with PTSD, serving as the Quirky Miniboss Squad (for a given value of "quirky"), and the FROGS, Ocelot's personal Elite Mooks in full power armor who are several steps above the regular troops he rents out.
The Legend of Zelda's Gerudo have all-female fighting forces - mostly because bar Ganondorf their entire race is nothing but women. The Mosu Ninja from Shinobido are composed only by kunoichi. Xenogears has Dominia's all-girl robot pilot squad. Luna's subordinates in SoulCalibur 3's Chronicles of The Sword, the Klessirpemdo, are a quartet of elementally-themed female minions: Lupi (Fires of Hell), Heal-Do (Water of Origin), Elua (Wind of Creation) and Aege (Earth of Foundation).
Their leader Luna is probably meant to be Spirit/Aether or something. Any unit led by a female in Yggdra Union. Unreal II: The Awakening features such a brigade in the form of the Liandri Angels, an all-female "mercenary" cyborg squadrons, the game's toughest Mooks. An in-game dialogue maintains that females are naturally ruthless and that that has been the reason behind the creation of these squadrons.
Diablo II starts the player out in the Rogues' camp (a reference to the female-only Rogue class from original Diablo). Everyone permanently living there is female, from the blacksmith Charsi to the matronly high priestess Akara to the guard captain Kashya. They're staying in the camp because they had been evicted from their monastery after Diablo's minions took over and mind-controlled half their numbers, whom you fight throughout Act I, and who are also all female.
Delilah's coven in the Brigmore Witches DLC of Dishonored and in Dishonored 2 are all women (obviously) and all very deadly Elite Mooks trained in both swordsmanship and supernatural powers. Siege of Avalon has the Blood Roses, an order of female knights. The Aeon military in Supreme Commander comes very close-game background states that Aeon women are just plain better at battlefield command, with very few males qualifying for command.
Possibly a coincidence, but the foremost commanders of the UEF and Cybrans are women as well. In the first Knights of the Old Republic, an away team composed of a female player character plus either Bastila Shan, Juhani or Mission Vao. In the second, a female player character plus either Mira, Kreia or Visas Marr (especially if you have progressed far enough to make Mira a Jedi). Mass Effect The asari are a One-Gender Race of women, and due to their extremely long lifespans (upwards of a thousand years) asari commandos train for a hundred years before they go on active duty.
In addition, the asari are also natural biotics. The warrior turian race (where military service is the entire society and military service is directly responsible for citizenship) have a saying: "The asari huntresses are the best warriors in the galaxy. It's a good thing there aren't that many of them." Additionally, a field squad composed of a female Commander Shepard and any two of Ashley Williams, Tali'Zorah nar Rayya, or Liara T'Soni also qualifies as an Amazon Brigade, particularly at higher levels.
And in the sequel, Female Shepard with Jack, Kasumi Goto, Miranda Lawson, Samara, Tali, Morinth, and Liara T'Soni (in DLC) counts. And in the third game, Female Shepard with Ashley, Tali, Liara and EDI, or the Omega DLC squadmates. In Mass Effect, should you refuse to recruit Garrus, kill Wrex and sacrifice Kaidan on Virmire as a Femshep, an Amazon Brigade squad will be your only option. Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time The Valkyries, an army of ace pilots and shock troopers comprised entirely of female aliens.
Despite the name, male versions do exist, but according to a piece of Galactic Trivia, they were banished after failing to ask for directions during their pilgrimage after their home colony was decimated by a supernova. The Galactic Rangers are apparently all female as well, although whether that's correct or simply the squad leader unnecessarily taking the Mickey isn't explained. Project Justice has the Seijyun High trio of Akira, Yurika and Zaki.
Closer to the definition of this trope is Zaki's gang, the Ladies Team, though a good number of the gang's members may not meet the "be at least moderately attractive" description. Crimson Skies has the Medusas; an all female pirate gang. Racing Lagoon has Queen's Motomachi, an all-women street racing gang in Friendly Local Chinatown. Several in Dragon Age: In all three of the games, a female Player Character has the option to run with a party of female companions.
The dwarves have a monastic order of women warriors called the Silent Sisters, a group of dwarven women who cut out their own tongues and devote themselves completely to martial training in honor of the first female Paragon of the Warrior Caste. One of the nighttime street gangs in Dragon Age II, the Invisible Sisters, is an all-female group focusing on attacks from stealth. Krem in Dragon Age: Inquisition mentions that in Tevinter, women in the military are segregated into exclusively-female units, which caused problems for him as a trans man.
Baldur's Gate Depending on the player's alignment in the first game, an all-female party can consist of any combination of Imoen, Dynaheir, Jaheira, Viconia deVir, Safana, Alora, Branwen, Faldorn, Shar-Teel Dosan and Skie Silvershield, with Neera added in the Enhanced Edition. Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear reduces the roles of Imoen and Skie, but still allows for a party of Jaheira, Schael Corwin, Safana, Viconia, M'Khiin Grubdoubler and/or Neera.
Caelar Argent may also be convinced to join you for the final battle as a full-fledged companion if you have a free slot in the party. The second game and its Enhanced Edition brings back Imoen, Viconia, Jaheira and Neera, along with new characters Aerie, Nalia, Mazzy and Hexxat. In Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal, one of the three guardians for the final seal is an entirely female group composed of Y'tossi (a marilith), Nalmissra (a succubus), The Hive Mother (a beholder), Amerilis Zauvwir (a drow cleric), The Huntress (an archer) and Xei Win Toh (presumably a kensai).
Interior Union in Armored Core, every one of the Lynxes for hire is a women, and unlike Bernard And Felix, more than willing to let you use them as consorts. Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero features Quan Chi's trio of leather-clad demonic assassins; Kia, Jataaka, and Sareena. Of the three, Sareena is a bit of an Ensemble Dark Horse, and has appeared in subsequent games, undergoing a Heel–Face Turn.
Cassandra Devries' bodyguards from Perfect Dark. The Amazons of Kurkum from Drakensang. In both games you have to fight a band of Dark Amazons. The Bratgirls from Crash of the Titans and Crash: Mind Over Mutant. Solatorobo has the Pink Peaches Sky Pirates. Naturally, their robots are all pink as well. Two of the gangs in the Jet Set Radio games are all-female: The Love Shockers, and Rapid 99. In Neverwinter Nights 2 it's possible to create a balanced all-female team using a female Knight-Captain built as a tank, Qara the sorceress, Neeshka the rogue, and Elanee the druid.
Act II adds Shandra Jerro as a guest star fighter, and the githzerai cleric Zhjaeve. Even easier in the second expansion, Storm of Zehir, which lets you handcraft your own party, or use existing companions Belueth the Calm (Shadow Thief), Chir Darkflame (Wizard), Inshula sar Mashewe (Ranger), Soraevora Aeravand (Favored Soul) and Lastri Kassireh (Swashbuckler). Sakura Wars. This is the entire point of this Dating Sim / Tactical RPG series, with a dash of The One Guy thrown in as your player avatar (Ogami in the first four games, and Shinjiro in the fifth game).
Your party's effectiveness in battle is dependent on how strong your bonds with your Amazon Brigade are... in addition to how well they get along with one another. While the Valkyria Chronicles games (developed by the same team as Sakura Wars) have plenty of male squad members, there are enough ladies for you to form an all-female brigade led by The One Guy if you so wish, with said guy being either Welkin, Avan, or Kurt depending on the game.
You can run with an all-female squad in Templar Battleforce, due to Purely Aesthetic Gender. You get an achievement for using an all-female squad in the XCOM: Enemy Unknown remake. Otherwise, there's absolutely no difference (e.g. a female Heavy can carry a heavy plasma gun and a rocket launcher just as easily as a male Heavy, despite not looking the part). The mmorpg game Scarlet Blade emphasizes in this, as the game focuses on genetically enhanced females, and there are no male playable classes.
In Sunrider, all the pilots in the player’s mecha squadron are female, and they routinely defeat enemy forces which vastly outnumber them. They’re so skilled, in fact, people start calling them the Sunrider Valkyries in the good endings of Sunrider Liberation Day’s [RE]turn scenario. The Latin Junta from March of War has literal units of Amazonian warrior women in their army. Mount & Blade has the Sword Sisters unit, female knights/heavy cavalry clad in plate armor, wielding swords and crossbows.
They are notoriously hard to acquire (you have to rescue or press-gang a lot of unskilled peasant women and give them some Training from Hell). In Tales of Symphonia Raine's title of Crimson Rose is earned by putting her along with the other three playable women characters in your active party. There's also the Distaff Counterpart title of Testosterone for Regal by putting him with the four other playable male characters.
A few subversions in Sword of the Stars: In the Tarka military females hold most command positions while unchanged males do the grunt work as they're considered to be more emotionally stable. But the highest ranks are usually changed males because their younger brothers and sons instinctively submit to them. Zuul females are much larger than the weedy males so they fill most ground combat roles, but they're not sapient and used as Cannon Fodder by their "husbands".
The Morrigi fleet has traditionally been all male, since they live in nomadic space-faring tribes while the females reside dirtside. But during the war with the Suul'ka the Siren mind-controlled many males and turned them against their families. As females are resistant to psionics, a result of the evolutionary arm's race with the males' Glamours, a number of female tribes known as the Harpeizanae rose to defend Morrigi civilization from their turned kin.
However, once the war was over the Morru Qu'aan exiled them for murder and blasphemy, but as of the second game a new Morru Qu'aan has ascended who fought alongside the "Harpies" for some time and he's made gestures to welcome them back. There's several of these in the lore of Dungeon Fighter Online. In the game proper, the male Spitfire is able to summon the Black Roses, a group of four gunslinging women that shoot at the enemy in formation.
With the latest addition to the roster in Pillars of Eternity, this is now possible with a female PC and a party of Pallegina, Sagani, Maneha, Grieving Mother and the Devil of Caroc. The party size and companion roster in Tyranny allows for an all-female team with Verse, Sirin, Eb and/or Kills-in-Shadow. The Elder Scrolls Morrowind: All of the guards, retainers, shopkeepers, and other service providers in Tel Mora, home of the man-hating Telvanni councilor Mistress Dratha, are female.
There is one lone male Telvanni guard patrolling the grounds, but this is likely a case of Gameplay and Story Segregation, as there needed to be at least one guard in the town capable of arresting the player if he/she commits a crime there. (The female guards are named and thus, not standard town guards.) Oblivion's Shivering Isles expansion reveals this to be the case for the Aureals (aka Golden Saints) and Mazken (aka Dark Seducers), two forms of lesser Daedra in service to Sheogorath.
Downplayed in that, while male Aureals and Mazekn do exist, they are physically inferior and less numerous, leaving the females most fit for combat roles. Skyrim has a twisted variant, Arondil The Necromancer has an army consists of entirely female Draugr and ghosts to protect his lair, the reason why they are all females is solely because he is in love with ghosts and wanting to enslave them, this results in him repeatedly murdering milkmaids in Dawnstar and recruiting them into his undead harem.
In Splatoon, one of the enemies you encounter are Octolings, humanoid girls who transform into octopodes and act just like Inklings. They're appropriately called "Octoamazons" in the Japanese version of the game. There is little evidence of male Octolings, however. There's one team in Arc Style: Baseball!! 3D that's completely made of women players. In the second X-Men Legends game, putting Storm, Jean Grey, Rogue and Scarlet Witch in the team gave you the Femme Fatale bonus (5% damage inflicted goes to health).
In Marvel Ultimate Alliance the bonus changes to a 5% damage increase granted to any combination of Storm, Invisible Woman, Elektra, Ms. Marvel and Spider-Woman; in the sequel it's Storm, Invisible Woman, Ms. Marvel, Songbird, Jean Grey and Psylocke. In Guenevere, Guen's bodyguards are two knights from the ancient, all female Order of Boudica. The Umbran Witches of Bayonetta, of which the titular heroine belongs to, are an all-female order of magical warriors sworn to serve the dark powers of Inferno.
In the game Heavy Smash: The Future Sports, the Australian team is all-female. InvisibleInc can develop this based on player progression and a little bit of luck, as starting agent Internationale can be joined by Banks, Nika and Prism; Central becomes available if you beat the game once on Experienced difficulty; and the Contingency Plan DLC adds Olivia and Rush. DarkestDungeon has several official Party Combos such as Valkyries, Femme Fatales and Sisterhood, which include some combination of the Antiquarian, the Arbalest, the Grave Robber, the Hellion, the Plague Doctor, the Vestal, and - with the most recent DLC - the Shieldbreaker.
Visual Novels War: 13th Day has the clan of the Valkyrie. They possesses the strength of 10 men and treat every male as a Lust Object. So, when one of their members starts getting serious with a boy, they aren't pleased. Web Comics The eponymous Agents of the Realm are a group of five Chosen Ones Magical Girl Warriors. The interlude at the end of chapter two suggests that on the other side of the Divide, the Agents are also women only.
The Amazons of Amazoness!! To be expected, since their whole population is female. The entirety of Earth's military in Angels 2200. (A plague having wiped out most of the male population, there are no adult males on Earth or most of Earth's colonies.) The matriarchal Orycalopes of Charby the Vampirate are a race of bunny demons whose weaker males traditionally stay hidden in their Kingdom's caves while the females are their warriors and gatherers.
A group of young orycalope girls called the Rose Sisters work as guards for King Samrick since he finds it hilarious that they are surprisingly stronger and more vicious than they appear, even if they are far from the strongest things in Kellwood. The Amazons of Chasing the Sunset. Their foremothers were ordinary women who took up combat to save themselves: by the time we meet them in the comic, they are blue-skinned warriors who reproduce asexually.
Completely justified in Digger. The hunters and warriors of the hyena tribe are all female because they, just like real-life hyenas, are larger and stronger than the males. Also played with: at one point digger goes adventuring with two females and an ungendered shadow creature, the only male being their guide. But culturally, Grim Eyes the Hyena has a 'male' role and attitude. Similarly, Ed the Hyena is Digger's best friend and he is male, but is cuturally in a 'feminine' role.
Haven's Guard in Earthsong form an Amazon Brigade, including The One Guy, Zaebos. And one Hermaphrodite Tengu... In Erfworld, the Archons of Charlescomm. Yes, that makes them Charlie's Archons. Girl Genius: Bangladesh DuPree's pirate crew seems to be entirely female. Geisterdamen are spider-riding albion Amazones. And Zeetha's mysterious tribe. Lots of Amazons. Same goes for Heliolux Airship Fleet's flagship crew.
The priestesses of Ojhal in Glorianna. In El Goonish Shive, Ellen, Grace, and Nanase form a temporary Amazon Brigade during the Painted Black arc. As of Homestuck's Act 6 Intermission 5 (and the subsequent Interfishin), Vriska, Aradia, Meenah, and Aranea could be considered a pirate-themed spin on this. The Remix Comic version of Jet Dream recasts the girls as an all-transgender Amazon Brigade. Jewel Vixens An internet offshoot of Marvel UK's Warheads series, Loose Cannons tells the tale of an experimental all-female group of Warheads (paramilitary units sent through spacetime wormholes to gather technology and magical artifacts for the Corrupt Corporate Executive leaders of the sinister MysTech; think Stargate SG-1 as mercenary raiders hired by a cabal of evil sorcerers) called the Virago Troop— who bring back more than they bargain for from an After the End future.
Outsider has the Loroi, a species of space elves with an all-female military. Justified, since only one in eight Loroi are born male, which they consider a basic adaptation for a warrior species, since it allows them to create some massive population booms where necessary, or avoid overpopulation by restricting access to males. Further justified by the fact that Loroi females are actually the bigger and stronger members of the species.
The males are child-sized. In Pacificators, Commander Bismun Volborth set out to create a platoon consisting entirely of T-Pacificators. He did just that... without realizing that he accidentally created a platoon full of girls. Ever since, it's been a Running Gag that Platoon 113 is a Harem Platoon. Illyra, Elysia, and Occela form the basis of a budding Amazon Brigade in Rumors of War. Given that the setting is based on Greek Mythology, one or more of them may actually be Amazons.
Though not a brigade specifically, the female cast members of Something*Positive are both more violent and most of the time, stronger than the male cast members (although how much the male members are willing to fight in general may have something to do with it). The basic rules seems to be that if somebody has a pair of breasts and is reasonably intelligent, she can probably kick your ass. Zahard's Princesses in Tower of God.
Web Original In The Gamer's Alliance, the army of the Eastern Horde consists of demonesses who specialize in fast and agile combat as well as deceiving and seducing males from their own race and other races to make them their willing slaves. The Killer Bunny Assassination Squad from v2 of Open Blue. If you're wondering why they're called that, it's because they work for The Caligula. v2's Pirate Lady Alexandra Dinse leads an all-female crew.
Disney Princess: Ten princesses, some exceptions. Team Kimba of the Whateley Universe is really close, considering that their one 'boy' was born a girl named Hannah. The Whateley Academy Martial Arts Cheerleaders are all-girl but not tough enough to be a true Amazon Brigade. The Entire Nileniran Military in The Movolreilen Saga, but especially the Swordcheeks, woman who completed a nine-year Training from Hell.
Practically the entirety of The Black Legion of the Dark Lord Sketch Melkor. They're run by a girl in high school, Sketch, and the majority of the Legion consists of action girls that make blood sacrifices and invaded Canada. There's also a genderqueer balrog warlord, and the only three guys in the Legion are self-proclaimed nerds that participate less than everyone else in conquests. In A More Personal Union, the Chinese revolutionary known as Red Tiger has a harem of concubines that also serve as his inner circle of warriors.
Western Animation Total Drama: World Tour has "Team Amazon" consisting of four girls and Cody. Also in Pahkitew Island "Team Kinosewak" after episode 8, their team is reduced entirely to female members. The Warrior Maidens from Thunder Cats. The Bayville Sirens from X-Men: Evolution. Avatar: The Last Airbender has no shortage of strong, able-bodied, females. So it's hardly any surprise that there's two examples of the trope: The first is the Kyoshi Warriors.
which was created in honor of Avatar Kyoshinote . Their group is lead by Suki, and is responsible for protecting the island from intruders - just as Kyoshi did, long ago. And, of course, there's the trio of Princess Azula, Mai and Ty Lee. Not only are they three of the gaang's toughest antagonists, they also managed to conquer Ba Sing Sei, from the inside. A feat which even Iroh's army failed to accomplish, after laying seige to the city for six hundred days! The Girl Racoons in The Angry Beavers episode "The Mighty Knothead".
Villainous example: Turmoil and her all-female squadron of fighter pilots from the SWAT Kats episode "Cry Turmoil". Elita One and the Female Autobots in The Transformers. In the 1979 animated Flash Gordon series from Filmation, Princess Aura had an elite guard of female warriors under her command known as the Witch-Women. The five title characters of W.I.T.C.H. are five Magical Girls in the vein of Sailor Moon.
As they work for a Guardian of the Multiverse in the series and the original comics they are frequently dispatched as a squad to deal with the occasional Dimension Lord and other threats. The Screaming Queens from Storm Hawks. The Galafems in Aladdin: The Series. They also kidnap and forcibly-induct women into their numbers, making their army stronger. In The Legend of Korra, the Rabbaroos◊ are an all-female Pro-Bending team.
The Winx Club note are six fairies who face evil witches, wizards, and monsters on a daily basis, and beat them all up spectacularly. The three titular characters from Totally Spies! (WHOOP doesn't seem to have an all-female requirement for spies, but the most prominent recurring character who was a member was Britney, and Mandy was also a member briefly. The trio does report to Jerry, a male superior.
) The Amazons (surprise, surprise) in Motorcity, with their leader Foxy. Claire briefly teams up with them, and Julie pretends to be interested in joining. In comparison to the previous generations, the main characters of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic are prepared to get into a fight and handle themselves well if they have to. The G1 ponies seem to be helpless without Megan, and the G3 ponies had virtually no conflict to begin with.
The male fans of the show seem to like it this way too, to the point that if someone refers to the main characters as the "Mane 7" and includes poor Spike, it tends to cause drama. Phineas and Ferb Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension: The Firestorm Girls and Candace-2 (and formerly Burford-2. The Fireside Girls also count. Star Wars: The Clone Wars features the Night Sisters of Dathomir.
While actually genderless rocks that project a humanoid form, the Gems of Steven Universe are all very feminine in appearance, voice, and are interpreted as female by the humans in their setting. The Crystal Gems, central to the story, is a trio that are experienced fighters of superhuman capability- the titular character Steven being the only male Gem due to being a Half-Human Hybrid. Due to the nature of Gems, it's likely any group of offensive Gems would qualify as this.
Season 5 of of Samurai Jack has the Daughters of Aku, septuplets raised by an Aku-worshipping cult who were trained since childhood specifically for the goal of killing Jack. We later find out that the Scotsman had about a dozen daughters, each as brawny as him and trained to help battle against Aku. Real Life North Korea fields a number of army regiments that are entirely comprised of women.
They're more commonly seen marching in propaganda parades, but reports and photos of female units actively patrolling the DMZ are not unheard of. The 40-woman Amazonian Guard◊ of the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi (may his spellings be many). Officially they were known as the Green Nuns, but western media tended to refer to them as the Amazonian Guard. After Gaddafi was deposed and shot dead, their not-so glamorous side came to light.
Not to mention the famous Dahomey Amazons, or Mino, who composed a third of the Dahomeyan Army in the 19th Century. Fanatically dedicated and intensively trained, they were nearly unbeatable for three and a half centuries, until the invention of the machine gun made industry more important in war than bravery. They fought the French Foreign Legion one-on-one in the 1890s. There were three all-female combat Soviet Air Force units in World War II, which together flew a total of 30,000 combat sorties, produced 30 Heroes of the Soviet Union (the highest honour available) and 2 fighter aces (the only recorded female aces in history).
The most famous of these was the 588th Night Bomber Regiment, nicknamed the Night Witches by the Germans. Not only did they fly over 23,000 sorties and is said to have dropped 3,000 tons of bombs, it was also the most highly-decorated unit in the Soviet Air Force at the time, receiving 23 Heroes of the Soviet Union awards. Not only that, they flew horrifically out of date, wood and canvas bi-plane bombers originally constructed for training and crop dusting - and these planes proved excellently suited for precision night bombing, the reason this regiment was called Night Witches.
Weak engine means a quiet engine, plane designed for trainees must have a low stalling speed, reducing noise even more, and low speed gives you an excellent bombing accuracy. Oh and they almost always made their runs without parachutes because they would weigh down the planes too much. The Soviets also fielded several all-female anti-aircraft regiments. There were also numerous female Soviet snipers (one, Lyudmila Pavlicenko got 309 confirmed kills before being pulled off the front line and used for propaganda purposes), and occasionally tank crews.
However, both are cases of desperation in a way; the Soviets mobilized almost totally to repel the Germans. Lyudmila Pavlicenko was so awesome that Woody Guthrie actually wrote a song about her shooting Germans, she was that cool. The militsiya police during and directly after WWII. Soviet police had to recruit amazon brigades, because all the men were busy on the frontlines. During World War I there was a battalion made up entirely of women, led by a woman named Maria Bochkareva, who personally petitioned the Czar to be allowed to serve in the Russian Army to escape her abusive husband.
Towards the end of the war, she was put in charge of the Women's Battalion of Death. It was something of a publicity stunt to try and raise morale in the Russian Army. It failed, and about eight months after they were formed Lenin overthrew the Russian Provincial Government and the rest is history. The Provisional Government planned to recruit several more such units, including the awesomely named Women's Black Hussars of Death Squadron.
None had seen combat when the Bolsheviks took over. Some members of the Women's Battalion of Death were part of the last-ditch defense of the Winter Palace against the Bolsheviks during Red October. During the Russo-Japanese War there was an all-woman cavalry regiment. The officers were daughters of the country nobility who from hunting could ride and shoot as well as their brothers; the enlisted women were recruited from a Central Asian tribe with a strong Amazonian tradition.
The United States Marine Corps developed the "Lioness Program" for use in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lioness is an all-female team meant to conduct culturally-sensitive searches, but in practice have done much more. The Lionesses have proven extremely useful for building rapport with the locals and gathering intelligence (and should it come to that, "Every Marine is a Rifleman," even if she's not a man).
During The Mexican Revolution there were Las Soldaderas: active female soldiers fighting hand-in-hand with their fathers, sons, and brothers. When their husband died, they wouldn't cry, they'd say "Dame la pistola!" and ride off into battle. Women in ancient Iranian cultures, such as the Scythians, the Sarmatians, and even the Persians, frequently fought alongside the men. Archaeologists have found many tombs where women received a warrior's burial.
The Women Guard of the Reds in the Finnish Civil War 1918. Inspiring both awe and admiration on the White side (some Whites compared them as "she-wolves" while others as "Northern Amazons" as they managed to repulse a German assault unit in combat), they nevertheless inspired the victorious Whites to found the Lotta Svärd women's army auxiliary organization. Women were finally allowed to serve in all branches of the armed forces in 1992.
Sun Tzu earned his reputation by forming one, allegedly. Before he was a famed strategist, he was tasked to turn 180 concubines into soldiers. Recent years have seen the formation of the Asgarda tribe in Ukraine. This◊ Chinese militia, armed with BFSs. During the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871, the feminist and socialist leader Louise Michel organized a women's complement to the Eighteenth Arrondissement Vigilance Committee, essentially a citizen militia to defend Paris.
The Amazon River was so named because one of the explorers reported encountering a tribe of warrior women there. The Kurdish Peshmerga forces are already about 40% women, but for the struggle against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, they've recently been fielding all-female formations of up to 500 fighters strong as an extra "fuck you" to the violently patriarchal religious fundamentalists. It's believed that the ISIS fighters fear they won't go to heaven if a woman kicks them from this mortal coil, and whether or not this is true, it's helped boost the Kurds' morale - and all the women in uniform has helped Peshmerga recruitment, too.
During the Boshin War in Japan, Lady of War Takeko Nakano led one that was later retroactively called the Women's Army (娘子隊 Jōshitai?). The Forty Elephants were a street gang comprised entirely of women. Japanese girl-gangs (sukeban) were just as prone to violence as their male counterparts. At the subculture’s peak, the largest alliance had over 20,000 teenage girls sworn in. See Japanese Delinquents for more information.
In 2014, Norway established the Jegertroppen, or "Hunter Troop", the world's first all-female special forces training programme. A group of young women guarded a bank in the Philippines during the 1970s. The Gulabi Gang is a group of vigilantes who protect and avenge abused women in India. Eastside Los Angeles has an all-female group of bikers called the Ovarian Psycos.See Also: Jackson 7 String Warrior
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Warriors Boxed sets of the Warriors and Warriors: The New Prophecy series Warriors: The Prophecies Begin (2003–2004) Warriors: The New Prophecy (2005–2006) Warriors: Power of Three (2007–2009) Warriors: Omen of the Stars (2009–2012) Warriors: Dawn of the Clans (2013–2015) Warriors: A Vision of Shadows (2016–present) Warriors: Super Edition Author Erin Hunter Illustrator Wayne McLoughlin Owen Richardson Country United Kingdom United States Language English Genre Children's fiction, fantasy, young adult fiction Publisher HarperCollins Published January 21, 2003 – present Website www.
warriorcats.com Warriors is a series of novels published by HarperCollins; it is written by authors Kate Cary, Cherith Baldry, Tui Sutherland, with the plot developed by editor Victoria Holmes, who collectively use the pseudonym Erin Hunter. The series follows the adventures of four Clans of wild cats—ThunderClan, ShadowClan, WindClan, and RiverClan —in their forest and lake homes, who look up to StarClan, their warriors ancestors, and spirits in the stars, who guide the four clans.
SkyClan, the long-forgotten fifth Clan of the forest, is later introduced in the stand-alone novel Firestar's Quest. It receives additional focus in the novel SkyClan's Destiny, the manga trilogy SkyClan and the Stranger, and the 2013 novella Cloudstar's Journey. There are currently six sub-series, each containing six books. The first, Warriors (later re-titled as Warriors: The Prophecies Begin), was published from 2003 to 2004.
Warriors: The New Prophecy, published from 2005 to 2006, follows the first sub-series, chronicling the Clans as they move to a new home. The third story arc, Warriors: Power of Three, was published from 2007 to 2009. The fourth sub-series, Warriors: Omen of the Stars, was published from 2009 to 2012 and continued where the third story arc left off. The fifth sub-series Warriors: Dawn of the Clans, was published from 2013 to 2015.
The sub-series acts as a prequel series, detailing the formation of the Clans. The sixth and most recent sub-series, Warriors: A Vision of Shadows, is still on its fourth book and halfway finished. The first book of the sixth series, The Apprentice's Quest, was released on March 15, 2016, and the second book, Thunder and Shadow, was released on September 6, 2016. Warriors: A Vision of Shadows immediately follows Warriors: Omen of the Stars, and Bramblestar's Storm.
Other books have been released in addition to the main series, including nine lengthier stand-alone "Super Edition" novels entitled Firestar's Quest, Bluestar's Prophecy, SkyClan's Destiny, Crookedstar's Promise, Yellowfang's Secret, Tallstar's Revenge, Bramblestar's Storm, Moth Flight's Vision, Hawkwing's Journey, and the latest one, Tigerheart's Shadow. There are also a few other books that were published as e-book novellas: Hollyleaf's Story, Mistystar's Omen, Cloudstar's Journey, Tigerclaw's Fury, Leafpool's Wish, Dovewing's Silence, Mapleshade's Vengeance, Goosefeather's Curse and Ravenpaw's Farewell.
Three more e-book novellas have been confirmed, Pinestar's Choice, Thunderstar's Echo and Spottedleaf's Heart will be published in April 2017. These e-book novels have also been published in three print compilations, with three stories each: Warriors: Tales from the Clans, Warriors: The Untold Stories, and Warriors: Shadows of the Clans. Six guides and several volumes of original English-language manga, produced as a collaboration between HarperCollins and TOKYOPOP, have been published as well.
Manga published after TOKYOPOP's shutdown is published by HarperCollins on its own. In addition to the books, the authors have also written several short stories and two plays. The Warriors series, with the exception of the manga, has been released in e-book format for popular e-readers such as the Barnes & Noble Nook and Amazon Kindle. The series has also been translated into several languages.
In addition, the series has a website featuring games, promotional videos, quizzes, and news. The official message boards closed on August 12, 2016. Major themes in the series deal with adventure, forbidden love, the concept of nature vs. nurture, the reactions of different faiths meeting each other, and characters being a mix of good and bad. The authors draw inspiration from several natural locations and other authors such as J.
R. R. Tolkien, J. K. Rowling, and William Shakespeare. Warriors has received mostly positive reviews, but it has also been criticised for being confusing due to its large number of characters. Critics have compared it to the Redwall series, though one reviewer commented that the series is less elegantly written. Although nominated for several awards, Warriors has yet to receive any major literary prizes.
The series has reached the New York Times Bestseller List and has found popularity in many countries, including Trinidad, Germany and China. On October 20, 2016, Vicky Holmes and Kate Cary, two of the Erin Hunters, announced that Alibaba Pictures had acquired the film rights to the series. The release date is undetermined as recent financial troubles with Alibaba may cause the film to be delayed.  Setting See also: List of Warriors characters In the Warriors universe, a large group of feral cats has settled into a forest, and claimed it for their own.
The cats are split into four smaller Clans: ThunderClan lives in woodland areas, WindClan reside on the moors, RiverClan by the lake and ShadowClan within and around the swamps. A fifth Clan, SkyClan, also used to be a part of this system, but was forced to flee when their territory was destroyed to make human houses. Each Clan has adapted to their own terrain; RiverClan, for example, will swim in the river to catch fish, whilst the majority of cats from the other Clans fear and avoid bodies of water.
Although they all share the forest, relationships between different Clans are tense. They often come into conflict with one another, becoming aggressive if a cat from a neighboring Clan accidentally crosses a border. This rivalry can increase in times of deprivation, such as if one Clan is suffering from a shortage of prey but another is thriving. An attempt for one Clan to steal all of or part of another Clan's territory is not unusual.
To prepare for this, cats in all Clans are taught battle moves in order to protect their territory. Each Clan has signature battle moves that are taught to them from an early age (6 months/moons old). Border fights are the most common source of battle (a cat intentionally or unwittingly steps into another Clan's territory), and are often short-lived and cause no real damage to either side. However, bigger and more brutal battles can occur; at this point, casualties are to be expected.
Despite this rivalry, the Clans can also show concern for another's well being; the idea of one Clan being destroyed causes deep distress, and will prompt urgent action on behalf of all four Clans. On the night of every full moon, the Clans will meet at a designated spot in order to share stories and news in peace. This is known as a 'Gathering', and is the only time in which fighting is prohibited.
Cats who live outside of the Clans are split into three groups. Housecats, known as 'kittypets', are often sneered at by the Clan cats for their cozy and lazy life. Occasionally a curious kittypet will wander into the forest to explore; at this point, they are chased away, but will rarely come to harm. As a result, kittypets often warn each other not to enter the forest. 'Loners' are cats who walk outside of the Clans, usually by themselves.
Although regarded by the Clans with suspicion, they do not cause the forest cats any trouble, and so are free to wander outside of the borders in peace. Similar to loners are 'rogues', who differ only because they intentionally try to cause the Clans harm. It is not unusual for a rogue to be a former Clan cat looking for revenge. For a kittypet, loner or rogue to join a Clan is rare, but not unheard of.
Often, these newcomers have to prove themselves in order to be regarded with trust by the rest of the community. Beyond the Clans' territories lies a mountain range, inhabited by the Tribe of Rushing Water. The Tribe is shown to be similar to the Clans, yet follows a different set of ancestors: the Tribe of Endless Hunting. The Tribe has a Healer, cave-guards, and prey-hunters, who each serve a different function in the Tribe.
The Healer leads the Tribe, heals the ill and wounded, and communicates with the Tribe of Endless Hunting; the cave-guards defend the Tribe, and the prey-hunters hunt.The Tribe was formed by the Ancients when they left the lake to live in the mountains. In turn, cats from the Tribe moved to the forest of the original series and formed the Clans. StarClan is a group of the Clans' deceased ancestors who give guidance to the Clans.
After death, most Clan cats join StarClan. StarClan is said to be represented by Silverpelt, and each individual star represents the spirit of a single dead warrior. Upon joining StarClan, the cats' spirits take the form in which they were most happy while living (i.e. blindness and deafness can be cured). StarClan Warriors, elders, deputies, queens, and kits keep watch over the Clans, usually watching the Clan they lived in while alive.
They provide guidance to the Clans, often through dreams and other signs like omens. Often, this occurs when medicine cats go to the Moonstone, a large piece of quartz in an abandoned mine, which is used in the forest territory to communicate with the medicine and leader cats' ancestors every half-moon. This is later replaced by the Moonpool, a small body of water from which cats can drink from in order to communicate with StarClan.
In an author chat, Hunter said that StarClan can "just get glimpses of" the future, which they occasionally pass on, although these visions tend to be convoluted and difficult to understand. StarClan cats are often described as being transparent and silver in color, with stars sparkling around their paws. In the manga, their eyes are portrayed as blank and empty. On very rare occasions, a StarClan cat will interact with the world of the living, mainly to take a recently deceased cat to their place of resting.
When a StarClan cat is forgotten by all living memory, or is killed in battle, they will fade away-it is unknown what happens to them after this. In addition to StarClan, there exists the Dark Forest, also known as The Place of No Stars. The spirits of cats who cause great pain and suffering to others during their lives reside there in order to pay for their sins. As the name suggests, it takes the form of a never-ending forest, forcing its residents to forever walk alone.
Although cats of the Dark Forest are meant to be isolated as punishment, they later learn how to walk in the dreams of living cats. Like StarClan cats, Dark Forest residents will fade away if they are forgotten, or killed in battle. A unique aspect is that if a living cat dies whilst visiting the Dark Forest in their dreams, they will automatically become a spirit of the Dark Forest themselves. In addition, it is possible for StarClan cats to become lost within the forest if they stay there for too long, hence why the majority avoid it.
The Clans Hierarchy Each Clan has an identical hierarchical system. From birth, newborn kittens are known as ‘kits’, as evidenced by the '-kit’ suffix at the end of their name. Parents of the kits choose the names; often, a name is related to their appearance (‘Graykit’), an element of nature (‘Sandkit’), or in regards to how the parent felt when the kit was born (‘Brokenkit’). Mothers, known as ‘queens’, then look after their kits for their first six months of life.
Kits are expected to stay in camp at all times, and sleep in a designated and comfortable area known as the ‘nursery’. Once a kit has reached six moons old, they become ‘apprentices’. As a mark of this, each kit is now given the suffix ‘paw’. For example, ‘Graykit’ would become ‘Graypaw’. An apprentice is then assigned to a ‘mentor’. Mentors are often carefully chosen in order to fulfill an apprentice’s full potential; for example, a rather highly-strung apprentice would be given to a calmer mentor, whilst a more timid apprentice would be given to a mentor known for their bravery.
It is the job of a mentor to train their apprentice for any given situation, teaching them to hunt, fight, and patrol borders. Apprentices move out of the nursery and sleep in their own separate den. In addition to training, apprentices are also tasked with keeping the camp clean. After a varying amount of training (at least a few months), apprentices are eventually made warriors. Another naming ceremony is held, this time to mark the cat as being a full member of the Clan.
Warriors are given their own unique suffix that often marks their personality or appearance; for example, ‘Graystripe’ would be named after the gray stripe running down his back, ‘Brokentail’ after the kink in his tail, and ‘Sandstorm’ after her fiery personality. It is extremely rare for warriors to meet another cat with the exact same name, but often a warrior will meet another cat with the same first part of their name, and very often will a warrior meet another cat with the same last part of their name (such as fur, tail, or heart).
Once named, warriors hold a vigil at night to protect the clan, while the rest of the clan is sleeping. After the vigil, warriors are free to move into the warrior’s den, where the majority of the Clan sleeps. The duty of a warrior is to protect and uphold their Clan at all costs. They are able to hunt by themselves, and are generally skilled at defending themselves in battle. Warriors can take a mate, and females can give birth to new kits; if this occurs, the expecting mother, known as a 'queen', will avoid warrior duties for six months before returning to them once her kits are made apprentices.
The vast majority of warriors are also chosen to later be mentors to new apprentices. Warriors will remain in this position for the remainder of their life, or until they are old enough to retire. If a cat so chooses, they can take a different calling in life as that of a medicine cat. Medicine cats, unlike warriors, serve for their clan not through bloodshed, but through peace. They are trained to heal their Clanmates by using the natural resources as medicines; for example, cobwebs can be used to stitch deep wounds, whilst poppy seeds are used to lull a distressed cat into sleep.
They sleep separately, surrounded by the herbs and resources they need to keep their Clan safe and healthy. Medicine cat apprentices go through a longer period of training than warriors, due to the vast amount of knowledge they must remember. Medicine cats are also not allowed to take any mates or have any kits. This is because they must care for each member of their Clan equally; if they were to form a loving relationship with any one individual, they may unfairly place that cat’s life over that of the Clan.
A Clan tends to have only one or two, and occasionally three, medicine cats at any given time. When a warrior is so old, or sustains an injury that means they can no longer serve their Clan, they retire to become elders. Elders live out the remainder of their life in general peace, using it as a time of rest and relaxation. They sleep in their own separate den, which is looked after by the apprentices.
Elders are not expected to hunt or fight for their Clan, but are able to do so if the mood takes them. Their only expected duty is to carry the body of a deceased Clanmate to their grave. Every cat of the Clan respects and appreciates the elders, thanking them for the time they have spent upholding their roles as a warrior. Sadly, it is rare for a Clan to have more than three or four elders, as many warriors die before they can retire.
The most important role in the Clan is that of the leader. The Clan leader overlooks all duties of Clan life, and will make all the important decisions, such as whether or not to engage in battle. Each Clan leader is given nine lives by StarClan, in order to sacrifice their lives nine times over to protect their Clan, and to serve their clans for many more moons to come. This means that Clan leaders can often live longer than that of a normal cat.
To mark their new status, Clan leaders are given the suffix – star (e.g. Bluestar, Tallstar, and Brokenstar). Generally, Clan leaders sleep alone, although male leaders are allowed to take a mate. Female leaders are inhibited from taking a mate or having kits, which has led to discussions of sexism among many fans of the series. Another crucial role in the Clan is that of the deputy. When a new Clan leader is appointed, or the old deputy dies or retires, a new cat will be chosen to fulfill this role.
The deputy of a Clan is generally in charge of less urgent, but still important duties, such as deciding which cats will go on a hunting patrol and which will check the borders. Although the Clan deputy still sleeps in the warriors den, they are respected by other members of the Clan. Often, a cat will come to the deputy first when asking for advice. When a Clan leader dies, the current deputy will take on the new role of leader, and receive their nine lives from StarClan.
Terminology Unlike other animal stories that uses words humans use, the feline characters of the Warriors series use different words for certain concepts and objects in the natural world. The most common terms found within the books are 'Twolegs' (humans), 'kittypets' (house cats), 'monsters' (cars), 'the Thunderpath' (a road) or 'the horseplace' (a stable). The cats also have their own terms for time and measurement, such as sundown or moonhigh representing different times of day according to the positions of the moon, sun, and stars overhead.
The seasons are given names according to the trees and foliage in the forest, with 'newleaf' meaning spring, 'greenleaf' meaning summer, 'leaf-fall' meaning autumn, and 'leaf-bare' meaning winter. The Warrior Code The Warrior Cat world consists of a series of laws that the warriors call "The Warrior Code." All Warriors must follow this code, and will be punished if a warrior strays too far from the code.
An example of this is when Firestar, (then Firepaw) helped warriors outside of his clan. The guide book Code of the Clans explains how each law of the code originated. ThunderClan, RiverClan, WindClan, ShadowClan, and SkyClan all took part of building and revising the code. He had to take care of Yellowfang, a rogue that originated from ShadowClan. Kits are taught the Warrior code as early as possible.
The official code is as follows: Defend your clan, even with your life. You may have friendships with cats from other clans, but your loyalties must remain to your Clan, as one day you may meet them in battle. Do not hunt or trespass on another Clan's territory Elders, queens, and kits must be fed before apprentices and warriors. Unless they have permission, apprentices may not eat until they have hunted to feed the elders.
If any warrior or apprentice is sick or injured, they may eat while the elders, queens, and kits are eating. Prey is only to be eaten. Give thanks to StarClan for its life. A kit must be at least 6 moons old to become an apprentice. Newly appointed warriors will keep a silent vigil for one night after receiving their warrior name. A cat cannot be made deputy without having mentored at least one apprentice.
The deputy will become Clan leader when the leader dies, retires or is exiled. After the death or retirement of the deputy, the new deputy must be chosen before moonhigh. A Gathering of all four Clans is held at the full moon during a truce that lasts for the night. There shall be no fighting among Clans at this time. Boundaries must be checked and marked daily. Challenge all trespassing cats. No warrior can neglect a kit in pain or danger, even if the kit is from a different Clan.
The word of the Clan leader is the warrior code. An honorable warrior does not need to kill other cats to win their battles, unless they are outside the warrior code or if it is necessary for self-defense. A warrior rejects the soft life of a kittypet. Each Clan has the right to be proud and independent, but in times of trouble they must forget their boundaries and fight side by side to protect the four.
Each Clan must help the others so that no Clan will fall. Apart from the official code, another rule states that Medicine Cats can not have mates or kits. Leafpool, a ThunderClan medicine cat breaks this rule when she goes off with Crowfeather, a WindClan warrior. Warriors: The Prophecies Begin Main article: Warriors (arc) The original Warriors series, later re-titled Warriors: The Prophecies Begin, was released from 2003 to 2004 and consists of six books: Into the Wild (January 21, 2003), Fire and Ice (May 27, 2003), Forest of Secrets (October 14, 2003), Rising Storm (January 6, 2004), A Dangerous Path (June 1, 2004), and The Darkest Hour (5 October 2004).
 The series was subtitled The Prophecies Begin for its planned re-release in paperback with new covers in 2015. The series details the experiences of a housecat named Rusty who ventures into the forest and is invited to join ThunderClan, one of four groups of wild cats in the forest. He accepts the invitation and receives the apprentice name Firepaw whilst he trains to become a warrior.
Firepaw begins to settle into his new life, making a close friendship with two other cats named Graypaw and Ravenpaw, whilst managing to earn the respect of the ThunderClan leader Bluestar. However, early into his apprenticeship, he becomes wary of an esteemed warrior named Tigerclaw, whom Firepaw suspects of murdering the previous deputy, Redtail. As Firepaw receives his warrior name of Fireheart, he slowly begins to realize that Tigerclaw’s ambition to become Clan leader may place many cats in grave danger.
One night Tigerclaw attempts to murder Bluestar, fails, and is subsequently banished from the Clan. Fireheart is appointed ThunderClan deputy, but is left shouldering the responsibility of the Clan largely on his own as Bluestar becomes incredibly ill. Traumatized by the attempt on her life, she isolates herself and turns her back on StarClan, which leads to unforeseen consequences for her Clan. Whilst attending a Gathering one night, Fireheart is horrified to find that Tigerclaw (now named Tigerstar) has now become the leader of ShadowClan.
Seeking revenge upon his former Clan, Tigerstar lures a pack of dogs into the ThunderClan camp, hoping to eliminate them all. Bluestar dies sacrificing her last life to protect the Clan from the dogs, and Fireheart succeeds her as leader, receiving nine lives from StarClan. The newly-named Firestar continues to protect and uphold his Clan, but worries about the looming threat of Tigerstar. His fears are confirmed when Tigerstar attempts to take over all four Clans, by allying himself with a group of rogues known as ‘BloodClan’.
Tigerstar initially uses his new allies to threaten the Clans into submitting to him, but BloodClan’s leader, Scourge, betrays and murders him. Scourge then decides to take over the forest for himself, leaving all four Clans to join together and fight for their survival. Firestar loses the first of his nine lives in battle against Scourge, but kills Scourge when he returns to life, defeating BloodClan and saving the forest.
Warriors: The New Prophecy Main article: Warriors: The New Prophecy The second series, Warriors: The New Prophecy, was released from 2005 to 2006, and consists of six books: Midnight (May 10, 2005), Moonrise (August 1, 2005), Dawn (December 27, 2005), Starlight (April 4, 2006), Twilight (August 22, 2006), and Sunset (December 26, 2006). In this series, the Clan’s survival is put at risk as humans begin to destroy the forest with machinery.
To combat this, one cat from all four Clan’s is chosen to journey and find a new home for the cats to live. These cats are Tawnypelt of ShadowClan, Crowpaw of WindClan, Feathertail of RiverClan, and Brambleclaw of ThunderClan, the latter of whom also struggles with his heritage as the late Tigerstar’s son. Feathertail’s brother Stormfur and the ThunderClan apprentice Squirrelpaw also accompany them.
After a long journey, the group discover a lake that they can use as their new territory, which they name ‘sun-drown-place.’ Whilst journeying back to report their finding to the Clans, the travelling cats meet a new community called The Tribe of Rushing Water, who are being terrorized by a mountain lion. Feathertail sacrifices her life to kill the mountain lion and save the Tribe. The remaining cats return to their Clans and relay the message.
Together, the four Clans travel to their new territory, although many cats perish along the way. During this journey, the boundaries between the Clans begin to blur. Crowfeather (formerly Crowpaw) falls in love with the ThunderClan medicine cat Leafpool; however, as they are from different Clans, they are forbidden from being together. Additionally, Leafpool’s status as a medicine cat dictates she can never have a mate or give birth to kits.
They decide to secretly run away together, but return when the ThunderClan camp is attacked by badgers. Leafpool’s mentor, Cinderpelt, dies in the battle, and Leafpool decides that she must remain with her Clan. Meanwhile, Brambleclaw is torn between his loyalty to his Clan and his loyalty to his dead father. He dreams of one day becoming Clan deputy, an ambition that is heightened when he discovers that his father, Tigerstar, can visit him in his dreams.
Furthermore, Brambleclaw learns that he has a RiverClan half-brother named Hawkfrost. The two grow close, much to the disdain of Squirrelflight (formerly Squirrelpaw). However, Hawkfrost’s bloodthirsty nature is revealed when he traps the ThunderClan leader Firestar, and orders Brambleclaw to murder him. Brambleclaw instead kills Hawkfrost. In return, Firestar accepts the young warrior for who he is, and Brambleclaw is appointed the new deputy of ThunderClan.
He later begins a relationship with Squirrelflight. Warriors: Power of Three Main article: Warriors: Power of Three The third series, Warriors: Power of Three, was released from 2007 to 2009 and consists of six books: The Sight (April 24, 2007), Dark River (December 26, 2007), Outcast (April 22, 2008), Eclipse (September 2, 2008), Long Shadows (November 25, 2008), and Sunrise (April 21, 2009). The plot is centered on the prophecy, "There will be three, kin of your kin, who hold the power of the stars in their paws", which was given to Firestar in Firestar's Quest by Skywatcher.
 The series revolves around the lives of Jaypaw, Lionpaw and Hollypaw, kits of Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight and grandchildren of the ThunderClan leader Firestar. The three slowly come to terms with their unique paths in life; Lionpaw worries about his thirst for blood on the battlefield, Hollypaw considers what it means to be truly loyal to her Clan, and Jaypaw is bitter that he was born blind.
One day, Jaypaw unintentionally discovers a prophecy that he believes refers to him and his siblings. The three attempt to understand their new destinies, and realize that Lionpaw has the power to never be harmed in battle, whilst Jaypaw can walk in the dreams and read the minds of other cats. Hollypaw, on the other hand, struggles to determine what her unique power is. Hollypaw and Lionpaw are made warriors, becoming Hollyleaf and Lionblaze respectively, whilst Jaypaw becomes a medicine cat and is later given the name Jayfeather.
They seek the advice of a mysterious loner named Sol, who promises to give them the answers to their destinies; however, they eventually realize him to be a deceptive liar, and he is banished from the forest. Although uncertain of their powers, the three cats are always secure in the knowledge that they are deeply loved by their parents. This safe haven is shattered when they are forced into a fire by Ashfur, another ThunderClan warrior.
Ashfur wishes to murder the three cats in order to punish their mother, Squirrelflight, for rejecting his love years earlier. However, Squirrelflight admits that the three cats are not her offspring, and Ashfur lets them go. The siblings are deeply distressed by this confession, and attempt to discover who their true parents are. They eventually learn that their mother is Leafpool, the ThunderClan medicine cat, and their father is Crowfeather, a WindClan warrior.
Hollyleaf is devastated by this, and murders Ashfur in revenge. Unsatisfied, she then publicly announces to the rest of the Clans the true story of her heritage. When the Clans do not praise her for her honesty, but rather react with shock and confusion, Hollyleaf runs away into a series of collapsing tunnels. Presuming her to be dead, and numb with grief for their sister, Lionblaze and Jayfeather realize that Hollyleaf never had a power in the first place.
They instead turn their eyes to two kits newly born in the Clan, one of whom could fulfill the third role in the prophecy. Warriors: Omen of the Stars Main article: Warriors: Omen of the Stars The fourth series, Warriors: Omen of the Stars, was released from 2009 to 2012 and consists of six books: The Fourth Apprentice (November 24, 2009), Fading Echoes (March 23, 2010), Night Whispers (November 23, 2010), Sign of the Moon (April 5, 2011), The Forgotten Warrior (November 22, 2011), and The Last Hope (April 3, 2012).
 It is a direct continuation of Warriors: Power of Three. Warriors: Dawn of the Clans The fifth series, Warriors: Dawn of the Clans, was released from March 5, 2013 to September 1, 2015 and consists of six books: The Sun Trail (March 5, 2013), Thunder Rising (November 5, 2013), The First Battle (April 8, 2014), The Blazing Star (November 4, 2014), A Forest Divided (April 7, 2015), and Path of Stars (September 1, 2015).
Warriors: Dawn of the Clans May also be known as the "Prequel Series", due to it being about how the five clans (ThunderClan, RiverClan, WindClan, ShadowClan, and SkyClan) were created. In The Sun Trail, prey is scarce in the mountain home of the Tribe of Pointed Stones, so a cat named Gray Wing and his companions must leave to find more food and a better home. Once they reach their new forest home Gray Wing falls in love with a rogue cat there named Storm.
The Tribe cats start to live in the forest and take in rogue cats. When Gray Wing sees Storm again, he invites her to visit Clear Sky, another former Tribe cat and Gray Wing's brother. Once she meets Clear Sky, however, she falls in love with him. Gray Wing discovers that Storm is pregnant by Clear Sky and that she is going to live with him, breaking Gray Wing's heart. When Turtle Tail, another one of the Tribe cats, who becomes a kittypet later in The Sun Trail tells Gray Wing that Storm is in trouble, Gray Wing does not believe her.
When he finds Storm, she is dead along with two of her three kits. Storm had left Clear Sky after he banished his own brother Jagged Peak who was barely an adult because he had fallen out of a tree and broken his leg. Clear Sky banished all cats who couldn't look after themselves. Gray Wing, Tall Shadow, and the Tribe cats who live on the moor name the surviving kit Thunder. When Gray Wing shows Thunder his father, Clear Sky rejects Thunder.
Sad and angry with his brother, Gray Wing adopts Thunder as his own kin. The second book, Thunder Rising, takes place a couple of months after The Sun Trail. Turtle Tail returns to Gray Wing's group pregnant by an aggressive kittypet tomcat named Tom, and becomes Gray Wing's mate. A fire breaks out in the forest, forcing Clear Sky's group to take shelter with Gray Wing. While taking shelter with Gray Wing, Clear Sky realizes that he was wrong about Thunder and invites him to join his group.
Thunder quickly accepts the offer, but soon realizes that his father is too power-hungry and concentrated on the needs of the group over the individual and leaves. In the third book, The First Battle, Clear Sky declares war upon Gray Wing's group. Gray Wing tries to make peace, but Clear Sky is ambitious and wants more territory. Tom arrives to look for Bumble (another housecat) and Turtle Tail. He steals Turtle Tail's kits and brings them to live with him.
Cats from Gray Wing's group go to look for and bring them back, but they find Turtle Tail dead by a road. The cats manage to rescue the kittens from Tom, who swears revenge. At the end, Gray Wing's cats fight Clear Sky's. Many cats die, such as the following: Rainswept Flower, Jackdaws Cry and Hawk Swoop. The battle ends in a stalemate. The ghosts of the fallen cats known as 'spirit cats' return to tell the fighting cats to "unite or die".
Clear Sky is struck with guilt and grief. In the fourth book, The Blazing Star, rogues (non-Clan cats) join the groups and One Eye, a rogue tries to take control of the forest. The groups meet again at the full moon, where they are greeted again by the fallen cats. This time, they bring a new message: "To tame the Claw that blights the forest, grow and spread like the Blazing Star". No cat can understand what it means; however, during the meeting, Thunder meets a she-cat named Star Flower.
Then to realise she is One Eye's daughter. After the meeting, the cats notice that a strange sickness is starting to infect the prey, giving them sores and bloated bellies. One of Wind Runner's kits Morning Whisker, fell ill with the disease and eventually died. Struck by sadness, Wind Runner, Gorse Fur, and their remaining kits, Dust Muzzle and Moth Flight, leave the hollow to live on their own up in the moor.
Warriors: A Vision of Shadows Warriors: A Vision of Shadows is the sixth sub-series. The series was originally titled, Warriors: StarClan's Promise. The first book, The Apprentice's Quest, which takes place approximately eight months after Bramblestar's Storm, was released on March 15, 2016. The books' main characters are Sparkpaw and Alderpaw who are Bramblestar's and Squirrelflight's children. The first book, The Apprentice's Quest, starts with each Clan's medicine cats receiving a prophecy from StarClan together, telling them to "Embrace what you find in the shadows, for only they can clear the sky".
 This is the titular prophecy of the series (A Vision of Shadows). When receiving this prophecy, Jayfeather sees Alderkit (Alderpaw's former name) in his dream, as well as the other medicine cats. Later him, Leafpool, and Bramblestar decide that Alderpaw should become a medicine cat apprentice. Further into the book, Alderpaw has a vision of the far-off SkyClan. After deciding that Alderpaw's vision relates to the prophecy, Bramblestar sends Alderpaw on a quest to help SkyClan along with his ex-mentor, Molewhisker, Sandstorm, his sister Sparkpaw, and her mentor Cherryfall.
While on the quest, they're joined by ShadowClan apprentice Needlepaw. Sandstorm dies along the way. When they reach the gorge where SkyClan lives, they find that they have been run out of their territory by a group of rogues. They decide that they arrived too late to help SkyClan and return back to the lake. On the way back Alderpaw and Needlepaw find two female kits (Twigkit and Violetkit) who lost their mother.
Needlepaw suggests that the kits could be "what you find in the shadows". They then take the kits back to the lake and at a full moon Gathering, the clan leaders decide that ShadowClan should take one kit and ThunderClan should take the other. ThunderClan takes Twigkit and ShadowClan takes Violetkit. The second book, Thunder and Shadow, was released on September 6, 2016. It follows Twigkit and Violetkit's lives in ThunderClan and ShadowClan.
The two kits struggle to find their place in their respective clans, and feel lonely. However, Alderpaw and Needlepaw befriend the kits, and even arrange for them to meet in secret between the two clans' borders. The Clan cats discover that the rogues from A Vision of Shadows followed the quest cats to the lake, and have made camp near ShadowClan. Meanwhile, the ShadowClan apprentices start to lose faith in the warrior code, and many of them eventually join the rogues, including Needlepaw, who brings Violetkit with her.
The third book, Shattered Sky, was released on April 11, 2017. It Details the war that ensues between the Clans and Darktail's so called Kin after his annexation of Shadowclan. It heavily focuses on the sisters Twigpaw and Violetpaw as they find themselves on two different sides of a very brutal conflict that will determine the fate of the clans. Battles will be fought, loyalties will be tested, prophecies will be interpreted and as always, cats will die before the clans know peace again.
. The fourth book, Darkest Night, was released on November 7, 2017. Other books Super Editions Super Editions are stand alone books in the Warriors series that are approximately double the length of a normal Warriors book. There are nine Super Editions as of November 2016: Firestar's Quest, Bluestar's Prophecy, SkyClan's Destiny, Crookedstar's Promise, Yellowfang's Secret, Tallstar's Revenge, Bramblestar's Storm, Moth Flight's Vision, Hawkwing's Journey and Tigerheart´s shadow.
Each Super Edition Novel also includes an exclusive manga except for Firestar's Quest. Firestar's Quest Firestar's Quest, the first Warriors Super Edition, was released on 25 August 2007. It is set between The Darkest Hour and Midnight and details Firestar and his mate Sandstorm's journey to restore SkyClan, the fifth Clan of the forest that is driven out when a town is built and scattered when it is attacked by rats in its new home.
Firestar and Sandstorm find rogues and house cats, some of whom are descendants of the former SkyClan and teach them how to hunt, fight, and follow the warrior code. When a house cat named Echo dreams of starry cats, Firestar realizes that the dream was sent by StarClan, indicating that Echo should be SkyClan's medicine cat. Echo is taught all that Sandstorm was taught before leaving ThunderClan with Firestar on their quest.
She is named Echosong. While SkyClan is rebuilding its ranks, rats attack as they did when SkyClan first came to the gorge. SkyClan defeats them by joining together under the direction of Firestar, Leafdapple (later Leafstar), and Sharpclaw, her deputy later on. Firestar manages to kill the leader of the rats, after which the rats leave. During the rat attack, Firestar loses a life, leaving him with only seven, and a warrior called Rainfur is killed.
Towards the end, Echosong dreams of dappled leaves, indicating that Leafdapple should be the new leader. She is named Leafstar and receives her nine lives, meeting Starclan. The former leaders that drove the ancient Skyclan out apologize in Starclan. Cherrypaw and Sparrowpaw are then made warriors (Cherrytail and Sparrowpelt) and Bouncekit, Tinykit, and Rockkit become apprentices (Bouncepaw, Tinypaw, and Rockpaw).
The epilogue describes the birth of Squirrelkit and Leafkit, Firestar and Sandstorm's only kits. Bluestar's Prophecy Bluestar's Prophecy was released on 28 July 2009. It covers Bluestar's life from her birth to the beginning of Into the Wild. The novel begins on the day of Bluestar's death as she saves Fireheart and ThunderClan from the dog pack, a scene from A Dangerous Path. The novel then returns to when Bluestar was still a kit, Bluekit.
Bluekit is apprenticed to Stonepelt as Bluepaw, and proves to be an excellent hunter, catching a squirrel "almost as big as her" on her first day of hunting. The next day, Goosefeather sees a sign in the vole Snowpaw (Bluepaw's sister) brings back to camp and proclaims that ThunderClan must attack WindClan. Later, he tells them that they must destroy WindClan's medicine supply in order to keep them at bay during winter.
Pinestar is reluctant but agrees to attack at dawn. Bluepaw and Snowpaw are ordered to stay out of the fight, but they help Featherwhisker, the medicine cat apprentice, tend to the wounded. During the battle, Bluepaw's mother, Moonflower, destroys WindClan's medicine supplies, but is killed by Hawkheart, the WindClan medicine cat. Bluepaw enters a state of grief which lasts until Sunfall, the deputy and her new mentor since Stonepelt was injured during the WindClan battle and never healed, talks her out of it, telling her that she must honor Moonflower by doing well.
She attends the Gathering that night, where she meets and becomes friendly with Crookedpaw and Oakheart of RiverClan. A while later, Bluepaw receives her warrior name, Bluefur. She finds out that a Clanmate, Thrushpelt, is in love with her, but she dismisses it, deciding that she is too young to have a mate. However, Snowfur wants a Clanmate named Thistlepaw as a mate. A few moons later, Pinestar announces that he wants no more of the warrior life and goes off to live his last life as a housecat.
Sunfall becomes Sunstar and Tawnyspots becomes the new deputy. On a patrol to RiverClan, Bluefur is pulled aside by Oakheart, who tells her to meet him that night at Fourtrees. She does, and the two warriors spend the night together, having fallen in love. About a month later, Tawnyspots falls ill with an incurable illness, so he is unable to be deputy for much longer. Thistlepaw, now Thistleclaw, wishes to become deputy in his place.
Bluefur discovers that she is pregnant with Oakheart's kits. ThunderClan believes her kits are with Thrushpelt and are overjoyed. After Goosefeather convinces her that she must become deputy, and not Thistleclaw due to his violence and ambition, Bluefur reluctantly brings her three kits (Mosskit, Mistykit, and Stonekit), to RiverClan to live as RiverClan cats. Mosskit dies along the way. Bluefur then convinces ThunderClan that a fox or other creature took her kits.
Once Featherwhisker deems Tawnyspots incurable and unfit for deputyship, Sunstar appoints Bluefur as the new deputy. After Sunstar dies, Bluefur becomes Bluestar and receives nine lives. Thistleclaw is outraged by this and continues to be bitter towards Bluestar until he was killed later on. Many months later, she is seen sitting with Spottedleaf, the medicine cat, and hears the "Fire will save our Clan" prophecy.
The manga at the end of the novel depicts Bluestar's decision to accept Rusty (later Firestar) to the Clan. SkyClan's Destiny SkyClan's Destiny was released on 3 August 2010. The book follows Leafstar and her struggle to rebuild the once-lost Clan. The book takes place several months after Firestar's Quest. The Clan's members are split over whether or not "daylight-warriors", housecats who join the Clan in the day and return to their owners at night, should be allowed to be part of the Clan.
Leafstar struggles with the decision, as she wants to take Billystorm, one of the daylight-warriors, as a mate, but wants what is best for the Clan. SkyClan then faces a series of challenges caused by visiting rogues. Crookedstar's Promise Crookedstar's Promise was released on 5 July 2011. It takes place at the same time as Bluestar's Prophecy and details the life of Crookedstar, initially Stormkit.
As a kit, Stormkit falls into the river after he sneaks out of camp and attempts to chase ThunderClan medicine cat Goosefeather away from Sunningrocks, a part of RiverClan territory (at the time). This leads him to break his jaw on a rock. Rainflower, Stormkit's mother, rejects Stormkit due to his disfigured appearance and demands that RiverClan leader Hailstar perform a renaming ceremony to rename Stormkit to Crookedkit.
Feeling rejected, Crookedkit is visited in a dream by Mapleshade, a Dark Forest cat who allows Crookedkit to believe that she is from StarClan. She tells him that she can give him anything he wants as long as he is faithful to his Clan and puts all other things aside. Crookedkit quickly accepts this promise, believing it not to be a difficult promise, as he was already loyal to his Clan, and believes that Mapleshade can help him become leader.
Mapleshade then uses Crookedkit's promise to seemingly bring about the deaths of Crookedkit's loved ones. When Crookedjaw is chasing away a dog, the dog knocks his mother, Rainflower, into a river, and she hits her head on rocks. Mapleshade urges Crookedjaw to focus on the dog instead of bringing his mother to the medicine cat, and she dies. Crookedjaw then becomes deputy upon his father Shellheart's retirement; shortly after, Shellheart dies of a lump in his stomach.
Not long after, Hailstar loses his last life while fighting rats in a barn: although Mapleshade urges him to not protect Hailstar so he can become leader, Crookedjaw ignores her, having discovered that she is actually from the Dark Forest. Nonetheless, Hailstar is killed. Despite his insistence that she stay away from him, Mapleshade continues to haunt Crookedstar: his mate, Willowbreeze, dies of a respiratory infection days after giving birth to his three kits, and two of the kits die as well.
When Crookedstar confronts Mapleshade, she reveals that she had once been the mate of Crookedstar's great-grandfather. Mapleshade had been a ThunderClan cat, while her mate had been from RiverClan: Mapleshade is rejected by her Clan for taking a forbidden mate, then loses the kits in the river when she attempts to bring them to RiverClan. Her mate blames her for letting the kits drown in the river, and RiverClan, too, rejects Mapleshade.
As a result, Mapleshade vows revenge on her mates descendants, one of whom is Crookedstar. When Crookedstar finally reveals his promise and his belief that it caused the deaths of his loved ones, to his medicine cat Brambleberry, she argues that the deaths were not in fact Mapleshade's fault. Following the conclusion of the novel, Oakheart is killed, then in the manga feature, Silverstream, Crookedstar's only remaining kit, dies after giving birth to Graystripe of ThunderClan's kits.
Mapleshade asserts that these deaths were her doing as well, but Crookedstar tells Mapleshade that she has failed to punish him, as his loved ones live on in StarClan, while she has no one. Finally, Crookedstar dies as well. A sad ending, but it has to fit in with the rest of the series. Yellowfang's Secret Yellowfang's Secret was released on 9 October 2012. It is a Super Edition about the former medicine cat of ThunderClan, Yellowfang and her life in ShadowClan.
It follows Yellowfang as she first trains to be a warrior, then a medicine cat, as Sagewhisker tells her that her paws are not meant for shedding blood. She decides to switch to the role of medicine cat instead because she can feel the injuries of all the other cats in ShadowClan. A few moons later she breaks the code of medicine cats when she gives birth to kits; as a result, she and her whole Clan are punished for her disloyalty to the code, as her only surviving kit, Brokenkit proves to be vicious, bloodthirsty, and driven only by ambition, qualities that his own father, Raggedstar, ignores.
In the end, Yellowfang herself is cast out of ShadowClan to live as a rogue by her own kit, now having gone on to follow in his father's footsteps and become Brokenstar for a crime she did not commit. Tallstar's Revenge Tallstar's Revenge was released on 2 July 2013. It tells the story of Tallstar, whose father dies when he is an apprentice during a tunnel collapse. As a result, he attempts to avenge his father Sandgorse's death by killing the cat (a rogue named Sparrow) whom he believes did not help his father escape the tunnel and is therefore responsible.
Tallstar leaves his Clan to track down Sparrow and briefly travels with a house cat named Jake, who is later revealed to be the father of Firestar (the main protagonist of the original six books). When he meets up with Sparrow, Tallstar discovers that his father actually sacrificed himself to allow the other cat to escape and does not carry through with his intended vengeance, instead saving Sparrow's life when Sparrow slides down a cliff and near a road.
Bramblestar's Storm Bramblestar's Storm, the seventh volume in the Super Edition arc, features Bramblestar, the leader of ThunderClan. The book takes place after the Clans' victory over the Dark Forest cats. This book was released on 26 August 2014. All Clans are struggling due to the lake flooding; however, ThunderClan and ShadowClan appear to be suffering most. Deaths of Clanmates leads to tension and grief between those in ThunderClan as they simultaneously also try to survive outside of their usual territory, having been displaced by the flooding.
On a border patrol, Bramblestar encounters some housecats that are taken into the Clan until they can return home. Bramblestar becomes close to one of the housecats, Jessy, which upsets Bramblestar's deputy (and former mate) Squirrelflight causing many quarrels between them. Ultimately, two of the housecats, Minty and Jessy, decide to leave, leaving only Frankie (later named Stormpaw) with ThunderClan.
Jessy leaves because she feels that it would be better if Bramblestar and herself do not become mates because Bramblestar’s heart belongs with Squirrelflight. In the short manga chapter included at the book's end, it is revealed that Squirrelflight is pregnant with Bramblestar's kits. Moth Flight's Vision Moth Flight's Vision is the 8th Super Edition novel that was released on November 3, 2015. It features a cat named Moth Flight, who becomes WindClan's first medicine cat.
Moth Flight was also the one who discovered the Moonstone, and that all leaders shall be granted nine lives. It takes place a few moons after the last book in the Dawn of the Clans series. In this book, Moth Flight, an easily distractable she-cat, kit of Wind Runner (later Windstar), leaves her Clan, following a unexpected guide, and meets an unexpected friend, who is vital to her journey. She finds an object, and is told something important.
She goes home, and reveals the secret information. Her friend stays with her, and she gives birth to four kits after his death. She lives happily for moons after, until she dies a peaceful death. Hawkwing's Journey Hawkwing's Journey is the 9th Super Edition novel that was released on 1 November 2016. It follows Hawkwing a apprentice, warrior and eventual deputy of Skyclan. It details the introduction of Darktail, the main antagonist of both Hawkwing's Journey and of the sixth arc A Vision of Shadow.
The plot revolves around Darktail's treachery and eventually Skyclan's forced exile from the Gorge territory. Leafstar, the leader of Skyclan decides that the gorge is lost and that the clan's only hope is to find the rest of the Warrior Clans. So Skyclan sets out searching for the Lake territories. The book ends with Skyclan still wandering with many of its cats scattered or dead. Despite all this, the cats that remain still held their faith and continued on, trusting Starclan to lead them to the Lake.
 Tigerheart's Shadow Tigerheart's Shadow is the 10th Super Edition novel in the Warriors series. It was released on September 5, 2017. Tigerheart's Shadow is set just after the end of Shattered Sky during the "A Vision of Shadows" arc. It details the adventure that Dovewing, a warrior of Thunderclan, and Tigerheart, deputy of Shadowclan, depart on as they leave the clans at the behest of strange dreams that warn of dark times to come.
They are guided by these dreams far from the clans, to a group of cats living in the basement of a church in the middle of a huge human city. They live and help these cats for several moons, using their warrior skills to assist them at all points. Eventually Dovewing has their kits leading the couple to do their best to raise their kits as warriors despite being far from clan and code. Eventually more dreams of woe draw them back to the lake where danger and destiny await.
Field guides Six field guides have also been published; The Ultimate Guide, Cats of the Clans, Battles of the Clans, and Code of the Clans. Secrets of the Clans and Enter the Clans are a mix of different guides in one, but they include their own exclusive features. The guides offer extra information, usually in the form of short stories, and are usually about 150 pages long. Secrets of the Clans is the first field guide in the series.
It gives more details about the Clans previously unrevealed in the main series. Cats of the Clans, featuring illustrations and descriptions of the cats, was released on 24 June 2008.Code of the Clans, which describes the origins of the cats' code of honor, the warrior code, was released on 9 June 2009.Battles of the Clans, released on 1 June 2010, is about past battles and each Clan's special battle tactics.
Enter the Clans is an omnibus field guide released on 26 June 2012. It is a collective work of the field guides Secrets of the Clans and Code of the Clans, although four pages of color artwork and the double foldout map inserts in the middle of Secrets of the Clans, as well as five pieces of color artwork in Code of the Clans, are not included in Enter the Clans. The Ulitimate Guide features a large page or more about a cat that was important in the series, and a detailed painted illustration to go with it.
It also includes narritives exclusive towards this book. Warriors: The Ultimate Guide On 5 November 2013, a field guide titled Warriors: The Ultimate Guide was released. HarperCollins held a contest in which ten fans would have their names appear on the dedication page. The guide contains descriptions of forty characters, including Goosefeather, Dovewing, Brairlight, Lionblaze, and Ivypool.
It also has various short stories, including the leadership ceremonies of both Tigerstar and Bramblestar, as well as maps of Clan territories. The first printing of the book featured a timeline of the Warriors universe on the reverse of the cover jacket. The ultimate guide is a continuation of Warriors: Cats of the Clans. Warriors: Cats of the Clans In Warriors: Cats of the Clans, Leafpool, the ThunderClan medicine cat is your guide.
She tells stories about the biggest and most important cats. They include detailed illustrations of the cats. Warriors: Battles of the Clans Onestar, the current WindClan leader, guides the reader and brings the reader to all the clans (And speaks to the reader about SkyClan) to learn about their battle tactics, famous battle stories, and exclusive short stories. It also includes tips on how to fight like a warrior.
Warriors: Code of the Clans This field guide contains many short stories. The short stories include how the warrior code came to be, and tells stories of cats following and breaking the code. Original English-language manga Several series of original English-language manga have been produced by HarperCollins with TOKYOPOP. With the shutdown of TOKYOPOP, subsequent manga volumes have been published under the HarperCollins name alone.
Four of the manga series consist of three volumes, though The Rise of Scourge is a standalone book. Graystripe's trilogy Graystripe's trilogy is a three-volume series following Graystripe from the time that he was taken by humans in Dawn until he returns to ThunderClan in The Sight. It was published as the first part of a partnership between TOKYOPOP and HarperCollins. These books tell how Graystripe and Millie, a housecat Graystripe meets during his captivity, find their way to ThunderClan from a faraway town.
It consists of 3 books: The Lost Warrior (April 24, 2007),Warrior's Refuge (December 26, 2007)  and Warrior's Return (April 22, 2008). The Rise of Scourge The Rise of Scourge was released on 24 June 2008 and, unlike the other manga which form trilogies, is a standalone volume. The story details the early life of BloodClan leader Scourge, one of the antagonists in The Darkest Hour, who is bullied in his youth for being small.
The book chronicles his story up to the point when he kills Tigerstar, who once attacked Scourge when he ventured into the forest as a kitten. Tigerstar and Sasha Tigerstar and Sasha is a manga trilogy detailing how Tigerstar and the rogue cat Sasha meet and the events that occur after Sasha leaves Tigerstar and ShadowClan. The books are Into the Woods, Escape from the Forest, and Return to the Clans.
Into the Woods Into the Woods Author Erin Hunter and Dan Jolley Illustrator Don Hudson Publisher HarperCollins and TOKYOPOP Publication date 2 September 2008 Media type Print (paperback) Pages 112 ISBN 978-0-06-154792-8 OCLC 245534695 LC Class PZ7.7.H86 War 2008 Followed by Escape From the Forest The book begins with Sasha chasing after her owner's car, which then speeds off, leaving her grief-stricken in the street.
She then is filled with memories of her human owners, Ken and Jean, who took care of her. Everything was right until Jean got sick, and despite all they could do, she died. Ken, lamenting over Jean, then went with several other humans and left the house. Sasha, having escaped from an open bathroom window, began chasing after him. Unsuccessful, she wanders into the forest after seeing her friend Shnuky for the last time.
Soon after, she finds an old den made of logs and bedded with leaves, and settles down there. The next day, while hunting prey she encounters a tom named Pine, who engages in conversation with Sasha. He warns her of the Clan cats living in the forest, in the process taking off her collar for her. The next morning, a ShadowClan patrol consisting of Tigerstar, Rowanpaw, and Jaggedtooth comes along, and Sasha takes a particular interest in Tigerstar.
After Rowanpaw scents traces of foxes, a frog appears, although he is unsuccessful at catching it. Before it can get away, though, Sasha drops on it and says that it slipped through their paws. The next night, Sasha realizes that she has feelings for Tigerstar, and misses a rabbit while being caught up in her thoughts. Turning around she sees that Tigerstar had caught it for her, criticizes her hunting technique, and tells her she needs someone to show her how to hunt properly.
When Sasha asks who would teach her, he says that he might. After a time of not seeing Tigerstar, Sasha returns to her den one evening, only to find Tigerstar already waiting for her. Asking him where he was, he comments on how nice her den was, and then stops and asks when she will be seeing her humans again, after seeing her collar hanging around a protruding branch on the logs. Sasha asks him why he was snooping around in her den, and he tells her that he cannot see her any more if she has the collar.
She refuses to destroy it, and quarrels with Tigerstar about housecats and how they are not independent. Sad, she reminisces about her perfect life with Jean and Ken. The next day, Sasha leaves a pigeon at the ShadowClan border to prove to Tigerstar that kittypets can hunt. After catching a rabbit, Sasha is attacked by two foxes. Before she can escape, though, Tigerstar comes and attacks the duo of animals, telling her to run.
Scrambling up a tree, Sasha sees that the foxes have an advantage over him, and she jumps down to assist him. After defeating both foxes, Tigerstar stays in her den for the night and lets his wounds heal, and tells Sasha that he came to thank her for the pigeon, and that she is unlike any housecat he has ever known. One night Sasha brings Tigerstar to her old fence near the town. Upon sitting on it, he loses interest and Sasha takes offence, although he comments that if she wishes to be a rogue she would have to say goodbye to her old life.
Tigerstar shows her around ShadowClan camp the next day, and introduces her to Blackstar, then known as Blackfoot. Sasha is offered to join a patrol, which she accepts. Along the way, she also sees Pine, who has gotten sick because winter is now coming on. Because Sasha does so well on the patrol, Tigerstar invites her to spend the night in the warriors den. Enjoying herself immensely, Sasha accepts.
Racing back to the camp, she looks down on the camp from a tree, suddenly stopped by the voices of Tigerstar and his Clanmates. Soon she becomes frightened after Tigerstar discusses his plans to rule the forest with his Clanmates, including hiring BloodClan and setting a pack of dogs on ThunderClan. Extremely scared and changing her mind, Sasha flees, but before she can get far she is approached by Tigerstar who asks if she will join ShadowClan.
Escape from the Forest Escape from the Forest Author Erin Hunter and Dan Jolley Illustrator Don Hudson Publication date 23 December 2008 Media type Print (paperback) Pages 112 ISBN 978-0-06-154793-5 OCLC 288520388 LC Class PZ7.7.H86 Was 2009 Preceded by Into the Woods Followed by Return to the Clans The book opens to Sasha refusing Tigerstar's offer to join ShadowClan. Their conversation turns into an argument, and Sasha insists that Tigerstar's plans go against the warrior code.
Back at her den, Sasha thinks about her heartbreak, and dreams of Ken coming, finding her, and taking her home. She makes her way out of the forest, realizing that she has no place there anymore. She bumps into Pine, and tells him that she is leaving. Sasha returns to where she used to live with Ken and Jean, and is chased away by the human that is now living there. In a secondhand clothing store, Sasha catches Ken's scent and finds one of his coats.
As she roams the town, Sasha encounters two BloodClan warriors and narrowly escapes. Sasha wanders onto a tour boat, where she curls up and goes to sleep. When Sasha wakes up, the floor is shaking. She runs outside to jump off, only to find that the boat is surrounded by water. She is spotted by the tourists, who believe her to be a ship cat, and the captain shuts her in a cupboard. Let off the boat, she notices that the captain looks lonely and sad.
When she sneaks back onto the boat, she begins to attract many customers to the boat service as "Brownie the Famous Ship's Cat," gaining the affection of the captain. One night, she even prevents two saboteurs from burning the boat. One day when the boat is out, Sasha finds a bag with a very young cat inside it in the water. The captain takes him home and names him Patch. The spring thaw arrives, and the captain ties up the boat and prepares to go elsewhere.
Sasha decides not to go with the captain and Patch because she now knows that she is going to have kits, and wants them born in the forest. Patch and the captain are sad, but they understand. Return to the Clans Return to the Clans Author Erin Hunter and Dan Jolley Illustrator Don Hudson Publication date 9 June 2009 Media type Print (paperback) Pages 112 ISBN 978-0-06-154794-2 OCLC 781852042 LC Class PZ7.
7.H86 Was 2009 Preceded by Escape from the Forest Sasha has gone back to the forest to raise her three kits, Hawk, Moth, and Tadpole. While hunting for her kits, she is caught by a ShadowClan patrol. Afraid that they will take her kits, she lies and says they died from the cold. Afterwards, she lets her kits play outside, but when they go back in, she tells them about Ken. Later, she lets them outside again, but this time, Russetfur walks in on them.
Instead of forcing her to give them up to ShadowClan, she instead helps Sasha by giving her some prey, and warns her to leave as soon as possible. Later on, Sasha goes out hunting and the kits go out to find Ken because they want to make their mother happy. Meanwhile, Sasha has come back to find her kits gone. The kits go into an abandoned house. Sasha, still trying to find the three, gets confronted by BloodClan warriors, but is able to trick them into fear by telling them she is a Clan warrior out looking for revenge of Tigerstar's death, and the BloodClan cats end up pointing out the direction they saw the kits go.
In the basement, a pipe blows and water leaks rapidly from it. Sasha rescues Hawk and Moth, but Tadpole doesn't make it out of the flooding basement. That night, a devastated Sasha dreams of Tigerstar and asks if Tadpole is with him. Tigerstar says no, but confides that he is safe. Sasha later meets with Pine, a loner she had previously met, and he takes her and the kits to a barn where another she-cat lives.
After Pine leaves, Sasha is attacked by the queen while Hawk and Moth are attacked by the she-cat's kits, but Sasha beats her. She leaves with the kits and decides to take them to RiverClan. In the outskirts of RiverClan territory, Sasha tells the kits who their father is and says that it is their secret. Sasha tells RiverClan that she and her kits wish to become warriors. When they get back to camp, the kits get their apprentice names, but Sasha refuses to take a warrior name.
Not long into their apprenticeships, Hawkpaw and Mothpaw see other kits from the nursery pretending to be Tigerstar and kill everybody. They ask Sasha why they acted like that about him. Sasha tells them the truth about him and makes them promise again that that was their little secret. Later, Hawkpaw and Mothpaw discover the remnants of the Bonehill, a hill of bones that Tigerstar created in the events of The Darkest Hour.
In the end, Sasha decides Clan life is not for her, and she also realizes that her kits are far safer and happier here than with her, so she leaves, but her kits stay. Ravenpaw's Path Ravenpaw's Path is another trilogy which is centred around former ThunderClan apprentice Ravenpaw and his life on the farm with the farm cat Barley after the events of The Darkest Hour. Holmes has said that the series takes place in the second half of the year between the original series and The New Prophecy series, soon after Firestar and Sandstorm return to the Clan in Firestar's Quest.
 The three books are Shattered Peace, A Clan in Need, and The Heart of a Warrior, which were released on 3 August 2010. SkyClan and the Stranger SkyClan and the Stranger is a trilogy detailing events experienced by SkyClan after its revival in Firestar's Quest and the events of SkyClan's Destiny. It also details how Sol came to know about the Clans. The trilogy begins with The Rescue, which was released on 5 July 2011.
 The second book is Beyond the Code and was released 22 November 2011, and the third book is After the Flood and was released 3 April 2012. Novellas Originally published only in e-book format, the novellas Hollyleaf's Story, Mistystar's Omen, and Cloudstar's Journey were later published in print by HarperCollins in the anthology volume Warriors: The Untold Stories, which was released on 2 July 2013.
Tigerclaw's Fury, Leafpool's Wish, and Dovewing's Silence were published in print in the anthology volume Warriors: Tales from the Clans on 4 November 2014.Mapleshade's Vengeance, Goosefeather's Curse, and Ravenpaw's Farewell were published in print in the anthology volume Warriors: Shadows of the Clans on January 26, 2016. Hollyleaf's Story Hollyleaf's Story was released on 3 March 2012.
 It details Hollyleaf's experiences beginning from when she is buried in a set of tunnels at the conclusion of Sunrise until she goes to the tunnels beneath ThunderClan territory to find Ivypool and Dovewing spying on Sol and a group of WindClan cats (in The Forgotten Warrior). When she first goes into the cave, she is saved by Fallen Leaves, the spirit of an ancient cat who died in the tunnels, and lives with him for the remainder of her time in the caves.
The novella describes various ways in which she continues to help ThunderClan during her absence. Mistystar's Omen Mistystar's Omen is a novella released on 11 September 2012. When Leopardstar loses her ninth life, her longtime deputy, Mistyfoot, becomes leader, receiving the new name Mistystar. Mistystar discovers a secret about RiverClan and her leadership is plunged into crisis as soon as it begins.
 Cloudstar's Journey Cloudstar's Journey is a novella that was released as an e-book on 29 January 2013. It describes the original SkyClan's experiences as humans destroy their forest home to build a town. When their camp is ruined, Cloudstar, leader of SkyClan, brings his whole Clan to a Gathering and asks the other Clan leaders to help them. Tigerclaw's Fury Tigerclaw's Fury is the fourth novella.
It was released on 28 January 2014. It describes Tigerclaw's experiences while he is banished from ThunderClan and his acceptance into ShadowClan (including how he helps ShadowClan fight off sickness and how he is appointed as its new leader). Leafpool's Wish Leafpool's Wish is the fifth novella, which was published on 22 April 2014. It details Leafpool's experiences before and after the birth of her kits.
Dovewing's Silence Dovewing's Silence is the sixth novella which was released on 4 November 2014. It takes place just after the battle in The Last Hope and is about Dovewing's trouble after losing her powers. Mapleshade's Vengeance Mapleshade's Vengeance is the seventh novella. It was published on April 7, 2015, and details Mapleshade's past. It features the story on Mapleshade, a strong ThunderClan warrior and a forbidden love and vengeance.
It also detales on how she felt about the situation, and how cats she murdered ruined her life, which in precro spect, they did. Goosefeather's Curse Goosefeather's Curse is the eighth novella. It was released on 1 September 2015 and details Goosefeather's troubling gift. It takes place before Bluestar's Prophecy and before Bluestar is born. Ravenpaw's Farewell Ravenpaw's Farewell is the ninth novella.
It was released on January 26, 2016. The story is after the clans left the forest. One of the main plots in this story is for Ravenpaw (and later Barley) to take Barley's sister, Violet's kits to SkyClan as they want to live the Clan life. Spottedleaf's Heart Spottedleaf's Heart is the tenth novella. It was released on April 11, 2017. The story takes place when SpottedLeaf is an apprentice. The main plot is about Spottedleaf becoming a medicine cat after being a warrior apprentice and being manipulated by ThistleClaw, the main villain of SpottedLeaf's Heart and BlueStar's Prophecy.
 Pinestar's Choice Pinestar's Choice is the eleventh novella. It was released on April 11, 2017. The story takes place shortly after Mapleshade's Vengeance. The main plot is about Pinestar becoming leader and later leaving ThunderClan behind to become a kittypet. Thunderstar's Echo Thunderstar's Echo is the twelfth novella. It was released on April 11, 2017. The story takes place shortly after Dawn of the Clans.
The main plot is about Thunderstar struggling to be the first leader of ThunderClan and keeping his Clan safe. Chronological Timeline First Timeline for Warriors Series, spanning from Dawn of the Clans to after Firestar's Quest Second Timeline for Warriors Series, spanning from Ravenpaw's Path to end of Power of Three and Hollyleaf's Story Third Timeline for Warriors Series, spanning from before Omen of the Stars to Book 4: Darkest Night in A Vision of Shadows series The timeline of the "Warriors" series spans from the Dawn of the Clans set to A Vision of Shadows.
Inspiration and origins New Forest, which became the base for the forest the cats live in The series first began when publisher HarperCollins asked Victoria Holmes to write a fantasy series about feral cats. Initially, Holmes was not very enthusiastic, since she "couldn't imagine coming up with enough ideas". She worked with the concept, however, expanding the storyline with elements of war, politics, revenge, doomed love, and religious conflict.
 Although the original plan was a stand-alone novel, enough material was created for several books, and the publisher decided on a six-volume series. The first volume, Into the Wild, was written by Kate Cary under the pseudonym "Erin Hunter" and was completed in about three months. Holmes then began to work behind the scenes, editing and supervising details.Cherith Baldry joined the team to write the third book, Forest of Secrets.
Later, after she wrote the first Warriors field guide, Tui Sutherland became the fourth Erin Hunter. The authors have named several other authors as sources of inspiration when writing the novels. In an online author chat, Cherith Baldry listed the authors that inspire her as including Tolkien, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Shakespeare. In the same chat, Victoria Holmes stated that Jacqueline Wilson, Kathy Reichs, and J.
K. Rowling are some of the authors that inspire her. According to the official website, other authors who have inspired the writers include Enid Blyton, Lucy Daniels, Ellis Peters, Tess Gerritsen, Kate Ellis, Lisa Gardiner, and Meg Cabot. The authors have also mentioned several other sources of inspiration. The New Forest in southern England was the base for the forest where the original series took place.
 Other influential locations include Loch Lomond, as well as the Scottish Highlands. Nicholas Culpeper, a physician who used materials occurring in the natural world as medicine, also had an influence on the Warriors series. His book, Culpeper's Herbal, is used as a source by the authors for the herbal remedies that the cats use in the books. In addition, the authors suggested that they may use some fan-created names in future books.
 Also mentioned as a source of inspiration was the film series Rambo. Critical reception The first book of the series, Into the Wild, was generally well-received, with reviewers calling it a "spine-tingling," "thoroughly engrossing" and "exciting... action-packed adventure." One reviewer praised the authors for "creating an intriguing world... and an engaging young hero", but another criticised the characters and imagined world as being "neither.
.. consistent nor compelling." The manga has also earned praise: a reviewer for Children's Bookwatch noted that Into the Woods "ends on a tense cliffhanger, leaving the reader in anxious anticipation for more. Suitable for readers age ten to one hundred and ten, Warriors Tigerstar & Sasha #1: Into the Woods is especially recommended for cat lovers everywhere". Its sequel, Escape from the Forest, was also well reviewed: a reviewer for Publishers Weekly believed that girls would benefit from reading about Sasha leaving the powerful Tigerstar due to his "growing violence".
The art was also praised, with the reviewer writing that "Hudson's artwork brings Sasha's emotional journey to life, showing each moment of fear, anxiety, contentment and joy. The cat's-eye perspective of many of the panels, in addition, add [sic] a dramatic, energizing element to the book". The reviewer also wrote that "a twist at the end will leave fans eager for the next installment of Sasha's saga", and that the book would appeal to young adults trying to find their place in the world.
 Lisa Goldstein for School Library Journal also gave the book a positive review, writing that the plot would attract new fans and appeal to old fans. The reviewer also wrote that "though the cover claims that this is a 'manga,' the straightforward illustrations are drawn in a simple, realistic style". The large number of characters involved in the series has often been seen as a negative point; though one reviewer compared the "huge cast" to that of a Greek drama, others wrote that it was "hard to follow" and "a little confusing.
" The characters have also been criticised as being "somewhat flat" and "limited essentially to each individual's function within the clan." As one reviewer put it, the cats in the series are "true to their feline nature," leading some critics to jokingly comment that the books will "leave readers eyeing Puss a bit nervously" and wondering "what dreams of grandeur may haunt the family cat.
" However, this realism also means that the series contains a relatively large amount of violence, with one critic stating that it is "not for the faint of heart." Several critics have compared Warriors to Brian Jacques' Redwall series, though one commented that it was "not as elegantly written."The New York Times called the series a "hit with young readers", specifically because of its "sprawling universe", and the series was able to appear on the New York Times Bestseller List for a total of 117 weeks, as of 24 November 2013.
 Awards and recognitions Into the Wild was nominated for the Pacific Northwest Library Association's 2006 Young Reader's Choice Awards but lost to Christopher Paolini's Eragon. It was also listed on Booklist's Top 10 fantasy books for youth in 2003 and was a Book Sense 76 Pick.The Sight was nominated for the best Middle Readers book in Amazon's Best Books of the Year (2007) and placed sixth out of the ten nominees, with six percent of the total votes.
 It was also nominated for the Children's Choice Book Awards. In 2006, Warriors also received an honorable mention for the best book series for Publisher Weekly's "On the Cuff" awards. Themes Themes in the series often revolve around forbidden love, such as those involving Bluestar and Oakheart, Graystripe and Silverstream, Leafpool and Crowfeather, and Dovewing and Tigerheart. These relationships are not allowed for various reasons: some involve medicine cats (such as Leafpool), who cannot have mates, while others develop between cats in different Clans, which is forbidden by the warrior code.
Holmes said that another central theme of the series centres on "faith and spirituality" in StarClan. All books in the series feature the influence of StarClan, not just as the cats think of them, but in terms of prophecies delivered by StarClan which inevitably come true. Some scenes take place within StarClan's realm, with no living cats present as point-of-view characters. Thus the existence of an afterlife and the influence of spirits who have passed on and yet retain their earthly identities is integral to all of the plot arcs in the series.
Another idea explored in the novels is the reactions of different faiths when meeting each other. For example, the Tribe of Rushing Water, which believes in different spiritual ancestors than the Clans, is introduced in Moonrise. In an author chat, Holmes explained that the books never say that either of the Clans or the Tribe of Rushing Water is right about faith because both are "equally valid." This leads to fear and suspicion between them because they are afraid of things they do not understand.
Holmes said that "ignorance is a very scary thing!" Non-belief is also significant in the storylines: Mothwing and Cloudtail do not believe in StarClan. Another theme is that characters can be a mix of good and evil. Holmes has said she is fascinated by these "shades of gray" in personalities. Her example of this was when Bluestar, a noble and honorable cat, gave up her kits for her own ambitions so an evil cat would not take over.
Another example she gave of this is how the antagonist Tigerstar, even with all of his faults, is still courageous and fiercely loyal. Similarly, Holmes has also connected the theme to Brambleclaw and how nobody knew whether he was good or evil. A third major theme, often referred to as nature versus nurture, explores whether a person is born the way he or she will be, or if other things shape that.
For example, Brambleclaw's father is the evil Tigerstar, but he eventually demonstrates that despite this, he is not evil himself, despite initial suspicion from Clanmates due to his father's legacy. This theme ties into the "shades of gray" theme. A reviewer for Publishers Weekly noted that friendship and responsibility are taught to characters in the novels, while booksforyouths.com had a reviewer who pointed out the idea that, just as Clan cats shun house cats for their soft life, people should realize that it is necessary to experience hardship in life.
 A Storysnoops review noted that one of the themes was that "it doesn't matter where you come from, only who you are inside". In Dawn, the importance of cooperation is explored. The four Clans, normally hostile to each other, are forced to work together in order to find a new home. Other themes that have been pointed out deal with family, loss, honor, bravery, death, loyalty, and following rules.
 Holmes has said that one of the good things about writing a book about cats is that "we can tackle difficult human issues such as death, racial intolerance, and religious intolerance [without seeming so heavy]." Editions All of the Warriors books except for the manga have been published as hardcovers, and the majority of them have also been published as paperbacks. Starlight, Twilight, and Sunset from The New Prophecy, as well as the first four Omen of the Stars books, are available in an audiobook format.
 The New Prophecy audiobooks are spoken by Nanette Savard, whose performance has been praised by reviewers. A reviewer for AudioFile wrote: "Nanette Savard brings out the youth of the cats who are struggling to help their clan survive and to protect each other from outside danger." The Omen of the Stars audiobooks are spoken by Kathleen McInerney, a pseudonym of Veronica Taylor.
The books in the four main series have also been released in an e-book format. Foreign editions The Warriors series was first published in the United States and United Kingdom. The editions published of the first two series—Warriors and Warriors: The New Prophecy—in the United Kingdom had slight variations in cover design from their United States counterparts.Warriors is also sold in New Zealand,Australia, and Canada.
Translations from English into other languages such as Czech, Lithuanian, Finnish, Japanese, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and Korean have been published more recently. The first six books have been published in Korea, Italy and Latin America, the first five series in Germany and the first three series in the Netherlands. Fandom also exists in Trinidad and Singapore. The first two books have been published in Poland.
 Other media Website The Warriors website features Warriors screensavers, along with videos on the process of writing a manga book and a video promoting The Last Hope. There is also a "How To Draw Manga" page. In addition, there are games, including quizzes, the New Prophecy Adventure, and the Warriors Adventure Game. On the Frequently Asked Questions section of the site, Erin Hunter said that they are working on an online game that would be released in late 2010.
 It finished the first round of testing in summer 2010, but has not been released. Whether it will be a role-playing game is unknown. Erin Hunter has stated on the official Warriors website that there is still no plan for an official video game, but if there was, it would probably be based on a movie version of the Warriors series, which is currently not under consideration. Many fans have also created their own forum-based role-playing games.
 Film Main article: Warriors (live action film) On October 20, 2016, Victoria Holmes announced that Alibaba Pictures has bought the rights for a film, and is planning to do one with David Heyman set as producer. Short stories The first short story written by Erin Hunter is "Spottedleaf's Honest Answer". In it, the spirit of former ThunderClan medicine cat Spottedleaf discusses her love for Firestar.
It gives information on what happened in the Warriors series from Into the Wild to Firestar's Quest. On 20 January 2009, another short story, "The Clans Decide", was released on the Warriors Ultimate Leader Election site, starring Firestar, who won an election through an online fan vote conducted in recognition of President Obama's Inauguration Day. In the story, the four Clans vote for a way to survive a tough winter.
Every cat at the meeting votes on whether or not the Clans should work together to survive the winter. The cats vote in favour of working together. Two short stories, "After Sunset: The Right Choice?" and "The Elders' Concern", are included with the Warriors mobile application. "The Elders' Concern" has been noted to contain timeline errors. Taking place after Bluestar's selection of Fireheart for deputy, it is about the elder Halftail, who is unhappy with the decision, and wakes the other elders to discuss it with them.
In "After Sunset: The Right Choice?", After Brambleclaw is forced to kill Hawkfrost, he is worried about what Firestar might do, but Firestar is extremely proud of him. Plays Written by Victoria Holmes for a tour, a play titled After Sunset: We Need to Talk was first premiered on 28 April 2007 at the Secret Garden bookstore in Seattle, Washington. It details a meeting between Leafpool of ThunderClan and Crowfeather of WindClan after the events of Sunset.
The script was released to the public on the official site for the Warriors series. During a fundraising event in Russellville, Arkansas, Brightspirit's Mercy was performed by various high school drama students. The second of two plays by Erin Hunter, Brightspirit's Mercy is about Jaypaw, Lionblaze, and Hollyleaf. After going to a Gathering, where it is obvious all of the Clans except for ThunderClan are starving, three cats from StarClan appear to them: Brightspirit and her parents, Shiningheart and Braveheart, characters created on Wands and Worlds, a fantasy fiction forum, in memory of a 10-year-old Warriors fan, Emmy Grace Cherry, and her parents, Dana and Jimmy Cherry, who were killed in a tornado in February 2007.
 They tell the three young cats that they must help feed the other Clans. Jaypaw is easily convinced, but Hollyleaf and Lionblaze are harder to win over. Eventually, they agree and hunt, then wait at the WindClan border for a patrol. Ashfoot, WindClan's deputy, accepts the gift, but Breezepaw, too proud to have help from another Clan, refuses to eat it. Jaypaw, Lionblaze, and Hollyleaf then head towards another Clan's territory.
 An example of a cat named Brambleclaw on a Chinese trading card. In the Chinese translation of the series, "3-D trading cards" are packaged in each book. The 3-D effect is produced using stereoscopic lenticular printing. These cards feature pictures of the cats on the centre of the bookcover and their Chinese and English names, and biographical information on the back. Current cards feature Firestar, Bluestar, Tallstar, Graystripe, Tigerstar, a collage of the 5 previous cats, Brambleclaw, Feathertail, Leafpool, Onestar, Crowfeather, Hawkfrost, Hollyleaf, Jayfeather, Lionblaze, Blackstar, Squirrelflight, Breezepelt, Sandstorm, Oakheart, Leafstar, Crookedstar, Yellowfang, Dovewing, Ivypool, Flametail, Stormfur, Tigerheart, and Spottedleaf.
Also produced are puzzles and cups with Warriors images. Mobile application On 30 June 2011, an official iOS application and Android application was released on the iTunes App Store and Play store. It contains information about the books in the series, profiles of the Clans and major characters (including app-exclusive information such as the name of Firestar's mother), an interactive timeline and maps, two application-exclusive short stories, and a trivia game.
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Into the Wild". Booklist. 15 February 2003. Retrieved 21 August 2008. In this first spine-tingling episode in the planned Warriors series [...] sure to appeal ... to followers of Brian Jacques' ongoing Redwall series ^ Estes, Sally (15 April 2003). "Top 10 Fantasy Books for Youth". ala.org. American Library Association. Archived from the original on 9 July 2008. Retrieved 20 August 2008. ^ a b c d "Into the Wild (book review)".
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Retrieved 8 December 2011. ^ Hunter, Erin. "After Sunset: We Need to Talk" (PDF). Retrieved 7 June 2009. ^ "Brightspirit Relief Fund". IMC studios. ^ Hunter, Erin. "Brightspirit's Mercy" (PDF). Retrieved 7 June 2009. ^ "Morningstar Online Catalog Page: Warriors: Sunrise". Morningstar.com.tw (in Chinese). Retrieved 23 April 2010. v t e Erin Hunter's Warriors series Main series Warriors: The Original Series Into the Wild (2003) Fire and Ice (2003) Forest of Secrets (2003) Rising Storm (2004) A Dangerous Path (2004) The Darkest Hour (2004) Warriors: The New Prophecy Midnight (2005) Moonrise (2005) Dawn (2005) Starlight (2006) Twilight (2006) Sunset (2007) Warriors: Power of Three The Sight (2007) Dark River (2007) Outcast (2008) Eclipse (2008) Long Shadows (2008) Sunrise (2009) Warriors: Omen of the Stars The Fourth Apprentice (2009) Fading Echoes (2010) Night Whispers (2010) Sign of the Moon (2011) The Forgotten Warrior (2011) The Last Hope (2012) Warriors: Dawn of the Clans The Sun Trail (2013) Thunder Rising (2013) The First Battle (2014) The Blazing Star (2014) A Forest Divided (2015) Path of Stars (2015) Warriors: A Vision of Shadows The Apprentice's Quest (2016) Thunder and Shadow (2016) Shattered Sky (2017) Other literature Super Editions Firestar's Quest (2007) Bluestar's Prophecy (2009) SkyClan's Destiny (2010) Crookedstar's Promise (2011) Yellowfang's Secret (2012) Tallstar's Revenge (2013) Bramblestar's Storm (2014) Moth Flight's Vision (2015) Hawkwing's Journey (2016) Field Guides Cats of the Clans (2008) Battles of the Clans (2010) Warriors: The Ultimate Guide (2013) Enter the Clans (2012) Secrets of the Clans (2007) Code of the Clans (2009) OEL Manga Greystripe's trilogy The Lost Warrior (2007) Warrior's Refuge (2007) Warrior's Return (2008) Tigerstar and Sasha Into the Woods (2008) Escape from the Forest (2009) Return to the Clans (2009) Ravenpaw's Path Shattered Peace (2009) A Clan in Need (2010) The Heart of a Warrior (2010) SkyClan and the Stranger The Rescue (2011) Beyond the Code (2011) After the Flood (2012) Other The Rise of Scourge (2008) Novellas Warriors: The Untold Stories (2013) Hollyleaf's Story (2012) Mistystar's Omen (2012) Cloudstar's Journey (2013) Warriors: Tales from the Clans (2014) Tigerclaw's Fury (2014) Leafpool's Wish (2014) Dovewing's Silence (2014) Warriors: Shadows of the Clans (2016) Mapleshade's Vengeance (2015) Goosefeather's Curse (2015) Ravenpaw's Farewell (2016) Warriors: Legends of the Clans (2017) Spottedleaf's Heart (2017) Pinestar's Choice (2017) Thunderstar's Echo (2017) See also List of Warriors characters Authors Kate Cary Cherith Baldry Tui Sutherland Victoria Holmes Related people Wayne McLoughlin Dan Jolley James L.
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