Tigerheart vs. Bumblestripe for Dovewing by Frostflower

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Frostflower debates if Tigerheart is the right cat for Dovewing or if Bumblestripe is the one

Hi guys!
This is my first article and today I’m giving you my opinion on Tigerheart vs. Bumblestripe for Dovewing. I know some of you don’t like Dovewing or think she doesn’t deserve Bumblestripe and all that stuff so I’m going to go over that and give some of my opinions on both toms.

*WARNING: Spoilers for Oots, TAQ, Bramblestar’s Storm, and TAS*

Dovewing is often called a tom magnet and lots of people don’t like her because she created a pointless love triangle, cheated on Bumblestripe, etc. I didn’t really appreciate her for all these things but since reading “Dovewing’s Silence” I have come to like her more and more. It was definitely tough for her to lose her powers and I know some people think of her as a drama queen for being so dramatic over losing her powers, but if you think about it, she wasn’t that dramatic and if you look from her point of view, losing most of your hearing and such would be pretty hard. I did think she was a little rough with Bumblestripe but again, if you look from her point of view, she must have been torn between Bumble and Tiger.

Bumblestripe: Bumblestripe is a very sweet tom and quite liked Dovewing, he was very kind to her mostly all the time and he definitely deserves a nice mate. I believe Dovewing did actually love him for a period of time before showing her feelings for Tigerheart again. In Bramblestar’s Storm, Bumblestripe told her that he couldn’t wait to have their own kits, and that she would make a great mother. She quickly told him that there was plenty of time for that, which shows us that she still cares about Tigerheart. I personally ship BumblexRose as I don’t think DovexBumble would ever truly work out.

Tigerheart: Well ever since the journey to the beaver’s dam he always had a soft spot for Dovewing and eventally confessed his feelings for her. They began meeting in secret and soon were very close. When Ivypool (Ivypaw at the time) found Tiger and Dove meeting in secret, a patrol came and Tigerheart basically took her and exchanged her for medical herbs. Dovewing was very angry at him and started getting closer to Bumblestripe. By the end of the series she’s back together with Tiger but soon after is with Bumble again. As you can see it’s very back and forth but in recent books she has definitely portrayed her feelings for Tigerheart. In the newly released, “Thunder and Shadow” Dovewing is seen being very friendly with Tigerheart. When Tigerheart catches Alderpaw out with Twigpaw, he quickly asks if Dovewing is with them, looking disappointed when Alderpaw says “no”. *MAJOR TAS SPOILER* At the end of the book, Crowfrost dies, and Tigerheart becomes the new deputy. He is caught scowling at Bumblestripe as he chats with Dovewing.

I’m very interested in seeing what happens regarding TigerxDove as they are one of my favorite ships. Despite everything, I think Dovewing is a nice she-cat (Don’t attack me for saying that! 😛 )and deserves to be happy with Tigerheart or Bumblestripe. I’m also interested to see if DovexTiger will work out since Tigerheart is now the deputy of ShadowClan. You have to admit, Dovewing and Tigerheart’s kits would be pretty cute!

Feedback would be great as it’s my first article and I hope you enjoyed it! 🙂

~Frosty

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Nightfern
Nightfern
November 19, 2016 10:44 pm

Is it sad that i ship bumblestripe with my OC? im literally writing a story about it 😀

Sky
Sky
June 13, 2017 12:15 pm
Reply to  Nightfern

I ship BumbleXRose

Leopardbreeze
Leopardbreeze
November 20, 2016 4:32 am

I think this is great and I agree with you. I defaintly do not think that Dovextiger will work out

Jaysgivingpaw
Jaysgivingpaw
November 20, 2016 5:45 am

I was for the longest time a DoveXTiger shipper, but after rereading Omen Of The Stars recently, decided Bumblestripe is much better. DoveXTiger is breaking the warrior code, and maybe it’s just me, but I never felt like they were really developed. It kinda feels like Dovewing is obsessed with a childhood crush, much the same as FireXSpotted. (Who I didn’t realize was considered a couple until later then I’m willing to admitted. 😉 ) But maybe your right and I wouldn’t work out, with Dovewing obsessed with Tigerheart and all. I still ship her with Bumblestripe!

There. Nice little book for you.

Sky
Sky
June 13, 2017 12:16 pm
Reply to  Jaysgivingpaw

Naw. Why did they have the rogues take over ShadowClan and no other group and have Tigerheart move to ThunderClan? Eh? Also, Bumblestripe doesn’t care about Dovewing’s personal feelings at all.

katey
katey
January 15, 2017 9:02 pm

I think they should totally go DovexTiger because if you think about it after thunder and shadow its really not breaking the warrior code since there in the same clan at the moment. Plus Dovewing should chose who she actually has feelings for(Tigerheart). I also think it would be interesting if Alderheart found out there love since he is her kin. I totally think Bramblestar is going to find out(look in bramblestar’s storm). It would make the books more interesting. plus, why did they have the rogue clan take over shadow clan and no other clan and make tigerheart go to thunderclan.

Mint and Feathers Scattered Amid Autumn Leaves/Mint in Cranberry Sauce/Mintpaw(feather)
Mint and Feathers Scattered Amid Autumn Leaves/Mint in Cranberry Sauce/Mintpaw(feather)
January 15, 2017 11:34 pm

This was published on my birthday! Good article!


When in thorns, look for roses

Rainshadow
Rainshadow
January 15, 2017 11:47 pm

Bumblestripe deserves someone who loves him wholeheartedly. While I’m not hugely invested in either of these pairings because I never quite bought into either relationship, I would throw my lot in with TigerxDove or DovexAlone before I went with BumblexDove.


Sky
Sky
June 13, 2017 12:11 pm

I truly hard-core ship TigerXDove. They are both a bit bratty, hot-headed, and like the feeling of freedom and not being bound by rules. Bumblestripe annoys Dovewing and pulls her down. I do think he cares for her, but not as much as Tigerheart – at all. In the B&N exclusive for Shattered Skies, Bumblestripe is shown trying to make Dovewing have kits(for himself and because kits are good for the Clan). When Dovewing tells him that it’s a terrible time to have kits because of Darktail, he ignores her and goes om about how the kits will grow up to be a fighting force, blah, blah, blah. He doesn’t care about her personal feelings at all!

Silentsong
Silentsong
May 28, 2018 7:36 pm
Reply to  Sky

Whats B&N?

TIGER X DOVE IS OTP!!!!!!!
TIGER X DOVE IS OTP!!!!!!!
October 11, 2019 3:55 am
Reply to  Sky

I agree with you!, Dovewing doesn’t love Bumblestupid so back off haters!, And besides the point Tigerheart actually gives Dovewing a good flaw and is another reason why Dovewing is NOT a “Mary-Sue”

Brightkit
Brightkit
July 17, 2017 1:30 pm

This is a good article. Even though I’m not a fan of either ships (I think Dovewing deserves somebody totally different), sometimes I ship Tiger x Dove. And I totally agree with you about Bumblestripe. Also, I promise not to attack you 😛 I totally know how you feel! As a steadfast Dovewing fan (she’s my favorite cat ever), I really agree with you.

Crookedjaw II
Crookedjaw II
January 5, 2018 4:33 pm

Honestly, dovewing is a marysue and is my least favorite cat in any warriors book.

TIGER X DOVE IS OTP!!!!!!!
TIGER X DOVE IS OTP!!!!!!!
October 11, 2019 4:19 am
Reply to  Crookedjaw II

Opposite for me, I’m going to rant because why not ?😛(BTW I respect your opinion, and not trying to convince you to like Dovewing),
Dovewing isn’t a Mary-Sue because a Mary Sue is a person that never face challenges and doesn’t have flaws, Dovewing however has face many challenges and has a lot of flaws, one challenge she face is her relationship within Tiger and Ivy, Ivypool is honestly as an apprentice,is just selfish and still disgust me to this day, she should’ve been nicer to Dovewing, she didn’t know about her powers but acknowledge Dove’s feelings! It’s not like Dovewing was really bragging or anything, she was just shocked that she had powers, she was young and didn’t want so much responsibility She was YOUNG, of course young people/cats can be a bit ungrateful and bratty, but Dove overcomes her disappointment of not being ordinary, and tries to serve her clan with her new powers, Dovewing is NOT responsible for Ivy’s training in the Dark Forest, Ivypool knows what she did was wrong but was to stubborn to admit it, and just fell deeper into the hole she made, Dovewing felt trapped she couldn’t talk to her sister, and btw can I mention that Ivypool was a HORRIBLE spy!? She didn’t tell Dove, Lion, OR Jay anything that happened she’s a spy!, She doesn’t need to keep that secret Ivypool is just horrible. She is has flaws, some of them are, impatience, immature, carefree, stubbornness, a bit arrogant as an apprentice and much more!, She sometimes lives in her own bubble of happiness but that bubble was popped by reality, Dovewing actually acts likes a retable character when she was an apprentice, and a warrior! She had a lot of personality and flaws, she works on actually improving herself and finally made her decision to move to ShadowClan; the good thing is now shes not stuck with ugly , disgusting Bumblestripe.

Glaciersong
Glaciersong
July 11, 2018 12:53 am

I also ship Dovewing & Tigerheart. I think that Dovewing was pressured by the Clan to dating Bumblestripe. She used him as a distraction to try to get over Tigerheart. I guess it doesn’t matter anymore. She had Tigerheart’s kits anyways.

Amberwing
Amberwing
May 4, 2019 4:59 pm

I ship TigerxDove since her heart was never truly with Bumblestripe. Tigerheart loves her ultimatley, and Bumblestripe doesn’t have that spark that dovewing needs. He loves her, but not in the way Tigerheart does.
And sky – “.In the B&N exclusive for Shattered Skies, Bumblestripe is shown trying to make Dovewing have kits(for himself and because kits are good for the Clan). When Dovewing tells him that it’s a terrible time to have kits because of Darktail, he ignores her and goes om about how the kits will grow up to be a fighting force, blah, blah, blah. He doesn’t care about her personal feelings at all!”
I totally agree.

crow ⦿ blackie ⦿ blackpaw/shade
crow ⦿ blackie ⦿ blackpaw/shade
July 22, 2019 9:09 pm

What’s TAS and TAQ? And also I think Dovewing is pretty average on my list of cats that I like


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Embers of an Autumn Dawn (Emberdawn)
Embers of an Autumn Dawn (Emberdawn)
July 22, 2019 9:27 pm

“Thunder And Shadow” and “The Apprentice’s Quest,” which are two books in the A Vision of Shadows (AVOS) arc 🙂


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