Fawnpaw defends Spiderleg’s character.
Yeah, you read the title right. I actually like Spiderleg. And before I start, I found a pretty good video on this topic! It’s called ‘Spiderleg: THE WORST CAT DAD EVER? | Warriors’ by Bright Guardian Akira. It covers some of the things I’ll be saying here. So, I’ll be answering your invalid arguments.
“He neglected his kits and Daisy!”
Well, Spiderleg wasn’t ready for kits yet. Then why did he become mates with Daisy, you ask? Before you say ‘Well, he thought Daisy was infertile!’ I’m gonna tell you this: NO! Spiderleg was very much alive AND a warrior when Daisy brought HER kits into ThunderClan. So, here’s the real answer: Spiderleg loved Daisy, but he’s s h y. Also, he most likely never lost the grief of Shrewpaw, his littermate’s death. He never really interacted with his family, since he was the oldest child alive, and his parents usually cared for the younger ones. Here’s an example of Spiderleg’s shyness. This takes place after Ferncloud’s death, when they are sitting vigil. Birchfall comes over to sit vigil with his family, but Dustpelt pushes him away. Spiderleg doesn’t dare to object, because he’s SHY! You may argue that Icecloud and Foxleap didn’t argue either, but they were following their older brother’s example.
Most people’s excuse for Spiderleg would be ‘His parents neglected him, so that’s why he neglects his kits!’ And once again, I say NO to this! (Ayyyyyy Hamilton reference) Sure, Spiderleg was neglected by his parents by them having more kits, but he wouldn’t want his kits to feel the same way. He definitely still loves Daisy, as near to the end of OoTS, he starts trying to socialize with her again. Most things are getting closer to alright, ’til Toadstep dies. OF G R E E N C O U G H. In the video I mentioned, there’s a nice depiction of this scene. So go watch the video!
Anyways, Spiderleg and Daisy start to get closer and closer, and there’s finally hope of them loving eachother again!
Til Spiderleg dies. The same way his son did. They just killed him off by greencough, and he doesn’t even get a death scene!
Well, I’m done my Spiderleg rant! I’ll be doing more hated characters next, but my current list is:
I hope you liked this article!