Featherstar ponders whether Ashfur belongs in StarClan or not.
Ashfur is a complicated cat and after doing a bit of looking into this cat, I have noticed quite a bit of arguing over if he should or should not be in StarClan. My opinion is that he should be welcome in StarClan as overall, he is a good cat and he did many, many good things for the Clan before more recent events happened.
He died being seen as a bad cat where he tried to basically murder Squirrelflight’s kits, but that does not mean you should forget everything he did good for the clan. He fought in battles for the Clan, risking his life, he hunted, taught apprentices, and did pretty much everything a warrior would go to Starclan for. Yet he made a mistake and went on the wrong path and all of a sudden everyone decided he was a bad cat. Yes, he did a few bad things, as I have stated. He tried to get back at Squirrelflight by nearly killing her kits, unleashing many other problems for Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Hollyleaf later in the books, and causing a chain reaction of event to happen later in the books. This eventually lead to Hollyleaf admitting that Leafpool and Crowfeather were their parents and leading to her running away for different reasons, and also leading to Leaf pool losing her status in the clan and losing the trust in her clanmates. Back to Ashfur, he had so many things in reaction to his death and because of all the bad things happening around his death and the bad things he did before his death leading to the fact that he was a bad cat, but in reality there are some other cats in StarClan that could be questionable, yet they never had as much of a impact on the warrior community as Ashfur. I mean do you remember how bad cats such as Crookedstars mother treated their kits. No, this example is not quite as bad as what Ashfur did but she did basically ignore her kit (originally called Stormkit) and put him in so much emotional pain only because of how he looked from an accident. Ashfur had a similar yet different pain, he had been denied the feelings that he had felt for Squirrelflight and decided that he needed to get back at her and this is understandable; think about it have u not wanted to get back at someone for something before? Most people have, whether it’s something like a game or something else it’s something well known. Ashfur was in this situation and thought that harming those kits would harm Squirrelflight and satisfy his craving for revenge on her. Though this was a bit to far it is something understandable.
Even though Ashfur was guilty of doing a bad thing he should be in star clan for more things than the one thing he should not be there for and he simply went on the wrong path for a bit before turning around. Also this is my first article and I hope to make more so excuse any mistakes made this time round and hopefully you enjoyed what I wrote. 😸
Art Credit: krusherthehedgehog22