With spoilers, Lupinepaw sets out a defence argument for the character of Lionblaze. All court-y, isn’t it?
Alright, so, as the title says: in this article, I will defend Lionblaze, as I have seen ‘Gary-Stu!’ and ‘Stupid Russetfur murderer!’ written too many times. Well, if you have those thoughts, think and read again. Is he actually a psychotic Gary-Stu? Let’s review. (Josh Edit: poet and you didn’t know it). Again, spoilers.
A Quick Review
Okay, let us start with the major thing. During a battle caused by Ivypaw’s extreme intelligence (omg so intelligent i can die) of believing Tigerstar like a mouse-brain, Lionblaze had accidentally killed Russetfur to save Firestar, the leader of ThunderClan at that time. So now let us see about his powers. Lionblaze’s powers were quite too much, honestly. He could never be defeated. But revealing that had made Cinderheart upset or feel way too normal. Ashfur had tried to kill Lionblaze among with his siblings, Jayfeather and Hollyleaf. Ashfur also was fighting Lionblaze – Lionpaw at that time, without being like the normal mentor. Ashfur was furious, if I remember correctly.
Gary-Stu; Yes or No?
OMG OMG HE IS SO GARY STU OMG OMG
Anyway, he is not a Gary-Stu to me. I’m just exaggerating. Anyway, let us get to the point; Imagine, if you were never able to be beaten. How would it feel? Good or lonely? Would you be able to feel others’ pain if you never felt it? That is the bad side of being unbeatable. Now, to the other part. Lionblaze revealed his secret to Cinderheart so she wouldn’t worry about him at all, but Cinderheart left him for a long, long time, until Cinderpelt left her in The Last Hope. He lost his sister too, no?
A False Accusation
If you hate Lionblaze for killing Russetfur, it’s worth reading over Night Whispers again: Lionblaze had killed Russetfur in order to save his leader, Firestar, but Russetfur was too old for the battle. He had accidentally killed her.
I get outraged whenever I see someone hate on Lionblaze for killing Russetfur. If you were there, who would you save? Your leader, and grandfather, or some co-leader from another enemy Clan that is killing your leader and grandfather? Think of that. Yes, Russetfur love is different, but understand Lionblaze, for goodness sake. Do you expect him to stay watching Russetfur kill Firestar, just being a fretting Scooby-Doo, not wanting to save his leader so he let the leader die? Psssh. Lionblaze did it all accidentally, he never meant to kill Russetfur. Wait, I think Lionblaze never felt guilty after it, yeah, he never did omg. Scratch that, he did feel guilty for a long time. Less hate for Lionblaze now? Well, all these ‘I hate Lionblaze for killing Russetfur’ seems to be a simply false accusation because it was all an accident. Russetfur was too old. Lionblaze had felt guilty. He had to protect his Clan leader.
Well, I guess that is all. I’m out of the ranting pot now. Dovewing might be nexty-next, but feel free to suggest a hated character that doesn’t deserve all the hate down below!