Shockfrost discusses why none of the Warriors prophecies are necessarily new
It’s been some time since I wrote an article, of course, but I know my own power; I can do it again.
(I still have access to the first if necessary.)
Here, I will be discussing certain aspects of prophecies… was The New Prophecy really a “new” prophecy? Were any of them “new”?
None of them were new.
I am going to turn the discussion, for a moment, to a different franchise; Metroid. The Chozo were seers, especially those from Tallon IV; they had left behind their tech and began anew.
Kind of like how the Clans started, leaving everyhing behind to start anew…
The Chozo were able to tap into the universe’s secrets because they had become “one” with the universe. Let me explain something quickly. StarClan, the Tribe of Endless Hunting, both are linked. Yes, you know this. But once they must have been one, to be of similar roles, for StarClan to be formed in the role it took so quickly. This also means that in order to pass on a prophecy… the Tribe of Endless Hunting and StarClan alike must be, in a sense, similar to the Chozo.
If you consider it, there was a point in one of the books (It’s been a while, you’ll have to tell me which one if you know) that it was stated that all Prophecies started from the beginning, the first sunrise of the Clans, of the Tribe, of the Ancients. Prophecies to foretell everything of the Clans, Tribe, and Ancients… their birth, Bluestar taking leadership, Rusty venturing into the forest for the first time… the Three… Even their death, which may eventually happen… that was foretold as well.
So is it really free will that guides the characters in Warriors, or is it all predestined fate? Even from the dawn of them all, was Rusty destined to enter that forest in ThunderClan for the very first time, was Gray Wing always destined to join the cats to the forest? Was Hawkfrost always destined to die the way he did?
This they were, but there was an element of free will to them. There is no ‘ignoring’ a prophecy, because it will always force itself upon the forest when it is time to break.
These prophecies were not new, and they bind the paws of every warrior to their path. Their destiny was always preset… Tigerstar destined for evil. Firestar for good. But even so, we cannot know what they will do… that is the rule of prophecy.
Thank you. I will determine my next article soon.