There can be different point of views on the definition.
- Most cats think loners are cats living close to Twolegs, but aren't part of a Clan, and don't eat food given by Twolegs. (e.g the Barn Cats : Tulip, Cinder, Tiger, and Cream.)
- Some believe a loner is any cat that is living on it's own.
- Some stated that loners are cats who live on their own, away from Twolegs, and don't cause trouble. A rogue also lives on their own, but causes trouble.
All of these are correct.
Loners often stake a claim on an area around Clan and Tribe territory. These places are often near Twolegs, such as on farms, abandoned homes, barns, or any sheltered area. They tend to keep to themselves and stay off Clan and Tribe territories, and are known more for their independence and friendliness. Some may think they are untrustworthy, but others befriend them off the chance that they may be useful allies in the future.
In the Books Edit
Loners are less common than kittypets and rogues, but are less likely to experience violence from Clan cats than either of the other classifications.
Cannon Loners in the Original Series Edit
Saturn: Saturn is a loner whom Gazelleleap befriended when they were younger. She frequently meets with Gazelleleap throughout the book, and eventually gives into joining StormClan Before doing so, she renamed herself Saturn, because she did not like the name Pumpkin. After she is hesitantly accepted by Dawnstar, she is given the name of Flamestep. When Gazelleleap and Cheetahpelt become mates and have kits, Flamestep becomes jealous and leaves the Clan, becoming rogue.