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"I must.... take the challenge!"—Rusty
SSS Warrior Cats (AKA Badasi Warriors) is a fan anime adaptation of the popular Warrior Cats series. It follows the plot of Into The Wild, but also adds new plot elements to the story.
Like the original Warriors series, it follows Rusty, a kittypet bored with his simple life who ventures into the woods in search of adventure. Once there, he learns of the four feuding Warrior Clans who rule the forest, and is offered a spot in ThunderClan by it's leader Bluestar. Rusty accepts the offer, determined to prove to the skeptic warriors of ThunderClan that his kittypet heritage doesn't stop him from becoming a hero.
So far, two episodes have been released, with a third nearing completion. You can watch them here on the official YouTube account, and check out the Facebook page of the series here for updates on the future of the series.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: The old cat Whitestorm and the scarred Tigerclaw become quite attractive cats.
- Adaptational Badass: While Whitestorm and Rusty were no slouches in the Warrior Cats novels, they're much more powerful in this version. Whitestorm is a wind-manipulating god, and Rusty is able to take him on without any battle training whatsoever.
- Adaptation Expansion: Rusty's journey to the Clan with Lionheart and Whitestorm is expanded, featuring a Secret Test of Character and an appearance from Bluestar.
- Age Lift: The grandpa-age Whitestorm is much younger in this adaptation.
- Animated Adaptation
- Badass Normal: Rusty. He has no battle training, but he manages to fight Graypaw to a draw and take on a seasoned warrior who had wind-manipulating powers unassisted.
- Blow You Away: Whitestorm has the power to control the wind and fly around in a tornado.
- Disc One Final Boss: Thanks to his voice acting, Oakheart looks like he could be the Big Bad at first. Then Whitestorm pretends to be the Big Bad, but it's just a Secret Test of Character.
- Dull Surprise: Some bad acting is understandable, what with being made by fans and all, but Spottedleaf's voice actor just cannot seem to emote.
- Elmuh Fudd Syndwome: Smudge has a lisp.
- Faking the Dead: Lionheart pretends to have been killed by Whitestorm.
- Flight: Whitestorm's wind powers give him the ability to fly around in a tornado.
- For the Evulz: Before meeting up with Rusty, Whitestorm randomly blows him around with wind just to screw with him.
- Longest Prologue Ever: The introductory scenes last quite a while before we actually see the opening and are introduced to Rusty.
- The Mole: Whitestorm pretends to be one.
- Off-Model: Bluestar is sometimes a victim of this, looking more like a wolf than a cat.
- Secret Test of Character: Whitestorm pretends to be a traitor so that he can find out how Rusty reacts.
- The Kai brothers, John, and Moss from Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin show up in Episode 2.
- Whitestorm's ninja-like powers, the cats traveling by jumping from tree limb to tree limb, and the way that Episode 2 ends right before a fight are all likely references to Naruto. Even one sequence in the SSS Warriors opening is very similar to the first opening of Naruto: The camera slowly moves in a circle while the main character and his two best friends fight in battle, each one coming to the foreground at least once.
- It's also likely that Whitestorm's ninja-like powers are a reference to Akame from Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin. The tree jumping also seems to be a reference to GNG, as Gin and the ninja dogs of Iga and Koga have been shown doing this. There are also multiple shots in the opening which resemble the GNG opening, such as the part with all the cats running together at the same pace and the part where headshots of main characters pop up in a sequence.
- Spoiler Opening: The opening shows Tigerclaw among the villains, which is a spoiler to people who haven't read the books.
- Super Speed: One of the abilities Whitestorm has thanks to his wind-controlling powers.