Are the Clans Selfish? A question pondered by Dawnlily

Dawnlily discusses whether the Clans are selfish.

Hello everyone, Dawnlily here. I have pondered this question ever since the clans moved to the lake. In my head, I was silently cheering for the clans to get what they wanted, being a warrior cat nerd and everything, but I had a thought.
“Are the Clans Selfish?”

We could think about how they are just maintaing there precious culture, following the warrior code, and protecting their loved ones. I understand that. But, do the clans take birthplace too seriously? to quote Firestar, being born into a clan doesn’t guarantee a good warrior, and being born a kittypet, loner or rogue, doesn’t mean they can’t turn out to be an amazing warrior. I don’t think the clans know that by living by the lake, lots of animals have had their lives disturbed, and/or ruined. For example, the badgers, and loners or two, living near the clans’ territory.

The badgers DID attack the clans, resulting in Cinderpelt’s and Soorfur’s death, but we all know thats because they are badgers, and the way the warrior cats books portray badgers as blood thirsty killers with a taste for kit blood, and are naturally grumpy and violent. Or maybe Dawnlily is just exxagerating, we’ll never know.

But, there have been scenarios where the clans are selfish, and don’t consider other cats situations. Like, border patrols that chase off innocent kittpets that have ABSOLUOTELY no idea what the clans are, if they wnated some sort of adventure in their life, you couldn’t exactly blame them for being a kittypet, if they don’t even know what the clans are, if they wanted an opportunity to live….wild!!!
I understand the culture and rules of the warrior code, and that they say not to accept the easy life of a kittypet, but its not exactly the kittypet’s fault. I think if the warriors are going to judge the kittypets, then they should at least TRY to understand the kittypet’s past life, and current personality.

Now, lets get some proof, here. Yeah, thats right. Kittypets are accepted into the clans!!! ahaha! *calsm down from evil laugh moment*
Okay. We all know that there are kittypets in the clan. Not just Thunderclan. To list them, there is, Millie, Firestar, Raggedstar, Scorchwind, Cloudtail, not to mention the probably (to exxagerate) hundreds of kittypet daylight warriors in Skyclan, who turn out to be formidable hunters and skilled cats in battle!!!
There are multiple cats out there who helped the clans in various situations; Beaver dam (Seville, Jigsaw, Snowdrop), Alderpaw and Needlepaw on their journey (Bob). Daisy provided kits for the clan, and even though she did not do traditional warrior duties, she stayed in the nursery and helped raise kits for the clan, teaching them the warrior code, she worked so hard to understand and learn herself. If you ask me, a kittypet could possibly make a BETTER warrior than a clan-born warrior, because of the drive and devotion of proving themselves to the clan, and worthy of StarClan’s honor. Did I mention Firestar had dreams of StarClan before, he even knew of the clans! Any cat to underestimate a kittypet’s potential based on what it has only known and where it was born is completely WRONG.
Also, I understand that there are kittypets who cannot adapt to the harsh life of a warrior, and returns to its Twoleg’s but, if given the situation, at least give the kittypet a chance, because it just might have the StarClan honored skills and bravery of a clanborn warrior. 😛 Hope I provided a good look at fairness kittypets deserve.

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Pantherpaw (Panther that Lurks in Shadows)
Pantherpaw (Panther that Lurks in Shadows)
March 16, 2017 2:21 pm

I actually feel like loners and kittypets would be good in the clans, because they are not inbred and do not have a lot of problems that the clan cats have. I agree with your devotion thing, like Firestar, Echosong had dreams of StarClan before she even joined SkyClan. Plus, Echosong was one of the best medicine cats ever, she took care of a Twoleg kit!

Dark Shadows Hiding The Four Leaf Clover
Dark Shadows Hiding The Four Leaf Clover
March 16, 2017 3:13 pm

Great article!! Everyone remember to calsm down 😛

Russetfeather
Russetfeather
March 16, 2017 3:36 pm

I see what you’re saying but I don’t think selfish is the right word. I think prejudice is a better word to describe it. And I think to a point it’s ok for them to be skeptical because it’s not sustainable for them to let in every single cat that just wanders into the territory. But I see where you’re coming from. Good article!


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Fallenshadows
Fallenshadows
March 16, 2017 4:43 pm

Nice article, Dawnlily! 😀 I


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Embix
Embix
March 16, 2017 5:46 pm

Great article, Dawnlily!


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Wollow
Wollow
March 16, 2017 9:29 pm

The Clans actually MOVED INTO the badgers’ land and chased them off. The badgers were trying to get their home back.
BloodClan moved into the Clans’ territory (or tried) and the Clans chased them off
And yet badgers are the evil one
(I am not a Scourge sympathiser)


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Sapphie is to lazy to log in (Sapphireheart)
Sapphie is to lazy to log in (Sapphireheart)
March 16, 2017 11:01 pm

Soorfur=Sootfur very interesting otherwise

Lily That Shines Like Dawn
Lily That Shines Like Dawn
March 18, 2017 2:18 am

Yeah sorry for all those typos….yeesh i should take a typing class.


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Willowstep (Wistep)
Willowstep (Wistep)
March 18, 2017 6:03 am

I agree with you. They ARE probably selfish. A bit.
Like, stop TURNING YOURSELF UP TO THE BADGER’S DOOR SO YOU CAN DIE. IT’S NOT SENSIBLE. JUST LEAVE THEM ALONE, AND THEY MIGHT LEAVE YOU ALONE.


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Brightwing - Bright Wing Of Mountain Bluebird
Brightwing - Bright Wing Of Mountain Bluebird
March 18, 2017 9:12 am

Really interesting article Dawnlily! I never knew that Raggedstar had a kittypet father until now!


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Gravelclaw
Gravelclaw
March 18, 2017 3:16 pm

This is an interesting topic. I think once I might have thought about it, but I didn’t start to really think about the depth of the topic… i really liked this article!


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Elk that waits patiently for summer (Elkpaw)
Elk that waits patiently for summer (Elkpaw)
March 18, 2017 7:19 pm

with the badger thing…. I have mixed feelings.

I love Cinderpelt but…

I’m a Hufflepuff! ARGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

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)
March 19, 2017 1:22 am

I know the feeling…. life is hard…


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Pizza that is eaten by cat (Pizzakit)
Pizza that is eaten by cat (Pizzakit)
March 20, 2017 6:32 pm

Agreed.

Sageflower (currently Sagekit)
Sageflower (currently Sagekit)
March 24, 2017 12:50 am

I’m Hufflepuff too!!!!! But I love Cinderpelt SOOOOOOOO much and I bawled my eyes out when she died. So, I hate badgers and want them to DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


sageflower out :)

🌈owlfeather-owly🌈
🌈owlfeather-owly🌈
April 21, 2017 12:24 am

CINDERPELT AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE HER!!!!!!!!!!!!! DIE BADGERS….. D I E !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


thats not very plus ultra of u

Stormberry
Stormberry
January 28, 2018 4:01 pm

Ha ha ha

Pizza that is eaten by cat (Pizzakit)
Pizza that is eaten by cat (Pizzakit)
March 20, 2017 6:33 pm

Cool article! I agree with all the kittypet stuff. 🙂

Pizza that is eaten by cat (Pizzakit)
Pizza that is eaten by cat (Pizzakit)
March 20, 2017 6:34 pm

Oh! But the badger thing is hard. I don’t know if I agree.

Thornpelt who is clueless on what to do with his life
Thornpelt who is clueless on what to do with his life
March 21, 2017 2:45 am

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Lily That Shines Like Dawn
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March 23, 2017 4:46 am

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