Opinions on Villains by Softpaw

Softpaw shares their opinion on two villains from the series.

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So, imagine you are at war with another country and giving birth with someone from that country is an absolute Nono. A few days ago two of the most loved soldiers died to someone’s hand. Unfortunately, you fall for that someone. You give birth, and everyone assumes that they belong to one of the fallen soldiers. Then a healer finds out your secret, and tells it to your country. You and your children get driven out, and you try and cross a river to get to the other country, but unfortunately the river has flooded and your children die. You beg for the other country’s mercy, but get driven out and find out that the soldier you fell for has cheated on you. What do you do? This is the unfair story of Mapleshade. She ends up killing the cats she finds responsible. Instead of the medicine cat I would have killed Oakstar as what he did was against the warrior code, leaving kits to be killed. This is bad, but then she ends up killing all of Appledusks kin in the dark forest and coaxed Tigerstar to walk the path of no stars. At this point, she’s evil. But Starclan should have done something, like giving her a meeting with her kits, or giving her another chance at life. However, they let her soul rot in the dark forest until she was pure evil. Bad choice on Starclan’s part. Mapleshade could have been a great warrior but gave herself up to heartbreak.
As a child, you are bullied and mistreated until you snap. You walk away from home, only to be attacked viciously by a clan cat. You vow to take revenge against the clans and create a dictatorship for yourself. Scourge is a misled character who made bad decisions but is a fan favorite. Should he have done what he did? No, but neither should Tigerpaw or Thistleclaw attack him as a kit. He is a highly debatable character but can be either pitied, hated, or admired. He ends up giving way go evil, glad to have power when he was used to be bullied.

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  27 Replies to “Opinions on Villains by Softpaw”

  1. Butterflyflower
    October 13, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    I think Scourge’s story is interesting. He was a kittypet named Tiny and was bullied by his siblings and told he would be thrown into the river. Lots of people say it was all their fault (especially Ruby’s), but they were also just kits. Socks and Ruby were wrong to do what they did, but they may not have realized how much it was really affecting him. (They may have realized when they were adults though). Tiny ran into the forest and was attacked by Tigerpaw when Thistleclaw let him. That was clearly Tigerpaw and Thistleclaw’s fault, so Scourge ran into the city where he grew up with rogues. It wasn’t all his fault he ended up there, but he was definitely evil, just not from the start. It wasn’t really until he killed the rogue and got all that power. Nothing was justified, but when you think about it it is kind of sad that his story was like that. In the end, he got killed by Firestar. But really, Firestar was just defending himself and ALL the other cats from him. I do love Scourge, but only because I find him interesting, and I loved The Rise of Scourge! He’s also really cool (He has dog and cat teeth on his collar and dog teeth on his claws! Not even Darktail (who I find even more cruel than Scourge) has that!)

  2. Aquapaw/Aquacloud/Aquaspook
    October 13, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    Scourge and Mapleshade both had very interesting stories, but what they did was not justified. I’m glad that someone agrees with me on Scourge, because most of the fans on other Warriors websites I have seen are die-hard “Scourge isn’t evil” fans. Great article Softpaw!πŸ˜€

    • Shadowedsoul of evil person/Shadowedpaw
      October 14, 2017 at 12:04 pm

      Thank you!

  3. Skidfoot
    October 13, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    I thought Scourge was pretty okay but the whole “sad backstory” kinda spoiled it for me because I’m not really into the “Villain is evil because s/he had a troubled childhood.” I still think TROS was a pretty cool manga, and I liked the Old She-cat.

  4. Bluefire the Candy Corn Ghost
    October 13, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    Hawkfrost: Anyone gonna tell my story?
    Shut up Hawkfrost.

    • Shadowedsoul of evil person/Shadowedpaw
      October 14, 2017 at 12:06 pm

      What you did was not justified(talking to Hawkfrost not you don’t worry), the warrior code clearly states against your actions, you committed evil crimes when you still where in your right mind, and worst of all you killed hollyleaf. Is that good?😜

  5. October 14, 2017 at 12:39 am

    This is a beautiful article Apprinty! (She’s Shadowedpaw now)

    Still running for SW

    • Shadowedsoul of evil person/Shadowedpaw
      October 14, 2017 at 12:04 pm

      Thank you!

  6. Bluebellpaw who is so spooky
    October 15, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    great article πŸ˜€

    just looking out on the day

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