Foxshadow’s first ever article about Firestar’s characteristics
Hi everyone! This is Foxshadow here with my first article on why i believe Firestar is not a Gary Stu as quite a few think. I will be discussing why people think he is one and why, in my opinion, he is not.
Now, bear with me, i haven’t read the first series in a while, feel free to correct me if i’m wrong in the comments! On with the article!
Why people think he is a Gary Stu:
alot of people think he is a perfect character with little to no flaws because he was a goody two shoes and everything he did was the right thing to do, even if it didn’t seem so at the start. He was always noble and wasn’t ever looking down at any cat. as a leader he never did anything wrong and always wanted peace. pretty flawless right? maybe not…
Why i don’t think he is a Gary Stu:
So as a young tom he was often making plenty of mistakes and getting into more trouble than it was worth in some cases. In addition to this, he never seemed to learn from his mistakes when he was young, breaking the code way too often than he should have been. Fair enough he was new but he still did some pretty risky things even when he was told off. Does this sound like a Gary Stu? If he was one then he would have NEVER have broken the code, and if he had, he would have not done it again.
As leader of Thunderclan of the other clan leaders disliked Firestar (excluding Tallstar) because he always tried to take control and made it look as if he was the most noble cat and better than them. Of course the other clans didn’t like that felt that he was too bossy. As a Gary Stu everyone in the books would have loved Firestar because if you were a Stu why would any cat ever hate you? Finally,i would like to say that after we lose his POV others find he was never making bad decisions and was never conflicted. But, how would we know? we didn’t have his Point of view so whose to say he wasn’t deeply troubled or was making the wrong decision? We don’t really know
Now don’t get me wrong, i don’t thing Firestar has the best character development, but he certainly isn’t flawless
Too end of this article i would like to say, as i stated above, that some people found him too peaceful to not be a Stu. but really whats perfect about that? I mean, alot of us here would probably like peace rather than war, does that make us mary sues/ Gary Stus? The short answer is no. we’re not. we still have flaws, we still make mistakes and so does Firestar.
But what do you think? do you still believe Firestar is flawless, or do you agree? please let me know on the comments.
Thank you for reading and goodbye!