Shadekit gives their opinion on one of the most controversial issues in Warriors.
Everyone (almost) knows how Ashfur tried to kill Squirrelflight’s kits, Hollyleaf, Lionblaze, and Jayfeather. Was it hatred, jealousy, or both? In the books, when Brambleclaw was with Squirrelflight, Erin drops some cues that Ashfur was looking jealously at them. So is he to blame?
It is not entirely his fault that he was mad with Squirrelflight, I mean, Squirrelflight could have chosen him, right? He is like Mapleshade, he was blinded by hatred and took an evil path. Anyway, should he have gone to StarClan, I think if he went to StarClan, Mapleshade should have had a chance to go to StarClan too, Ashfur tried to do the same thing to the Clans too, just that he hasn’t succeeded, which is probably he went to StarClan, but if Hollyleaf didn’t kill him, would he have done the same killing frenzy as Mapleshade? Leave your answers in the comments below! Let’s look at some similarities between Ashfur and Mapleshade:
-They both wanted to kill because they were hurt inside, and wanted to teach those cats “a lesson”.
-Their plot both involved a secret.
-Kits were involved in reasons that they wanted to kill.
-They both wanted to harm ThunderClan
-They tried to kill the cat’s kin. For Appledusk; Reedshine, and for Squirrelflight; Hollyleaf, Lionblaze, and Jayfeather.
Ever since the Oakstar time, is Ashfur like another Mapleshade failure? Does he deserve to be in StarClan? StarClan is for good cats, right? Is Ashfur a good cat? StarClan was found by Moth Flight, do you think Moth Flight would have let Ashfur be in StarClan?
One more question for the comments, whose fault was it for Ashfur’s hatred, Ashfur, or Squirrelflight and
A bit of StarClan and the Dark Forest, it was first discovered and named by Moth Flight, on her journey to well, somewhere. Although I think StarClan was first featured in The First Battle, the Dark Forest was never mentioned until years after, in Mapleshade’s Vengeance. The diversity between the Dark Forest and StarClan also shows the diversity of the Clans too. It starts with one question. Why isn’t every cat loyal the Clans? Why do some cats have to be so evil, like Tigerstar 1 and Brokenstar?