c. 120 (plus affiliates).
Coney Island, Brooklyn
Maroon vest with their gang's logo.
|“||Remember, boppers, if you're ever in the big C.I., they grow some real mean mothers down there. Mean and heavy. And they call them... Warriors.||„|
|~ The D.J.|
The Warriors are the titular main protagonists and fictional New York City gang in 1979. Reigning over their home turf of Coney Island in Brooklyn, they have built a reputation of one of the toughest gangs in New York City. Their strength comes from the fact that each member brings their own unique toughness and skills to the gang. When brought together as a whole, the Warriors are able to make it through the perils of New York City gang warfare.
The Warriors have no dress code besides wearing their maroon vests. In the film, the logo is a skull with wings, while in all video games and comics, it is a flaming snake.
The Warriors exact date of formation is not known, however, it is known that the founding members were Cleon and Vermin, and that they decided to create the gang around April 16, 1978. On that date, the Destroyers' leader, Virgil, set up a deal between him, Cleon, and Vermin with the Satan's Mothers. When Virgil didn't show, Vermin decided that they should just do the deal themselves. After the deal went sour (the product was fake, so the Satan's Mothers thought they were being set up), Cleon and Vermin ran into Tack's warehouse, where they fought their way through to the end. After beating the Satan's Mothers leaders, Spider and Tiny, the two decided to go back to the Destroyers' hangout and confront Virgil. As it turns out, Virgil set them up because he thought that Cleon was trying to go behind his back. After a heated discussion, Cleon and Vermin leave. After several months, Cleon and Vermin started their gang, and started wearing their own colors.
Ace (New Blood)
Ajax (Heavy Muscle; Possible Warchief)
Ash (Former New Blood; Deceased)
Cleon (Former Warlord; Deceased)
Cody (New Blood)
D-Train (Heavy Muscle)
Fox (Former Scout; Deceased)
Jones (New Blood)
Lynx (New Blood)
Malcolm (New Blood)
Rhino (New Blood)
Royce (New Blood)
Snow (Heavy Muscle; Possible Warchief)
Swan (Warlord; Former Warchief)
Terrance (New Blood)
West (New Blood)
Mercy (Swan's Girlfriend)
Lincoln (Cleon's Girlfriend)
In The FilmEdit
In the events of the film, Cyrus is killed by Luther, who blames it on the Warriors as Fox had seen him. The Warriors then have to make it from the Bronx to Coney Island while avoiding getting wrecked. They make it back, but at a price, Cleon and Fox are killed, and Ajax is arrested.
In The GameEdit
In The NovelEdit
After a brawl with the Hi-Hats, the Warriors stage a war council, where they decide to break Ajax out of prison. At the prison, the Warriors are met by the Gramercy Riffs, who agree to work with them since two Riffs are also incarcerated. The two gangs stage a fake brawl to lure the guards outside. Once the guards come outside, they are jumped by the gangs while Swan heads inside to free Ajax. Once the Warriors see that Ajax is free, they retreat back to Coney Island where they celebrate their victory.
The Warriors: Jailbreak - Issue #2: Nowhere Else In Sight
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (IDW) - Issue #27 (Easter egg)
Cleon mentions that the gang has 120 members in a deleted scene.
According to an interview with a Hells Angel member on the Howard Stern Show, the Warriors' vest logo was taken from a picture of a bike built in a California prison by an incarcerated Hells Angel, which appeared in a motorcycle magazine. It has apparently caused several fights; Hells Angels will violently defend ownership of any of their logos. As a result, all future depictions of the logo feature a flaming snake instead of the skull. The snake logo is the only Warriors logo that is sanctioned to appear on merchandise including, but limited to, t-shirts, comics, video games, replica vests, etc.
As of the film and Jailbreak, the Warchief title remains vacant, as Swan is the new Warlord. The two members who could receive a possible promoting to the title are Snow and Ajax.
The Warriors make an Easter egg appearance in issue #27 of the IDW comics publication Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, where they sit among the assembled crime gangs of New York to witness an impending execution lead by the Shredder.
|Swan · Cleon (Formerly)|
|Ajax · Cochise · Cowboy|
|Ash · Jones · Malcolm · Lynx · Rhino|