Breezefire ponders whether or not Crowpaw should have died in the New Prophecy.
*SPOILER ALERT* If you have read The New Prophecy series, you are probably aware of Feathertail and Crowpaw’s relationship. It is clear that each one was willing to die for the other, showing a deep compassion that quite a few other mate couples seem to share. Feathertail was the savior cat from the prophecy, who would save the Tribe cats from destruction. She had always been a kind and caring cat, loving her companions on the journey (especially Crowpaw) dearly. It was her destiny to die in the mountains, saving those she loved from death, resulting in her own. But was it really Feathertail that should have died?
I think not! Of course, the prophecy promised a cat with grey fur, not black. But if it had been changed a bit, it would accommodate for Crowpaw.
Okay, first off, I think it would have been a more heartwarming moment if Crowpaw had given up his life for Feathertail. With Feathertail’s temperament, you sort of expected her deep love for those around her. But with prickly, rude Crowpaw, you never got that same feeling. But if he had died, it would show that he WASN’T just a brat with no respect they had to drag along. It would have shown that deep down, he really cared for his friends, specifically Feathertail. He wasn’t a sweetheart who was super lovey-dovey, but he really did care about his mate. If he saw Feathertail in danger, he would most willingly die on the spot for her. This would have broken Feathertail’s heart, but she was such a sweet cat, so she could always find love again.
Well, this would have ruined the rest of the New Prophecy and all of the other books as well. But….maybe……
There is a way around it. It is SUPER crazy, but it would work. I also know that if Crowpaw died then it would leave Windclan without a representative and BLAH BLAH BLAH. But if you consider the idea, it’s not that far fetched! It kind of makes sense, actually. They could have thought that Stormfur was the black cat because his fur was dark and wet when he fell down the waterfall. Crowpaw could have been brushed aside and ignored until his revealing moment at the end. It’s a crazy theory, but hey, why not?