[Mapleshade lying down as she bleeds from a wound, saying "Leave me alone. I don't need anyone."]

Sticking up for Mapleshade by Moonpaw

Moonpaw shares their opinion on Mapleshade.

Art by Mizu-no-Akira

Hello!! I’m Moonpaw and I love warrior cats!!! CAUTION If you have not read Mapleshades vengeance then this will be a spoiler!!
So in the beginning Mapleshades likes this riverclan cat named….. She then has kits and she thinks oh this will bring thunderclan and riverclan together. Well that was completely mouse brained of her!! But when the thunderclan medicine cat sees a sign of a river and 3 reeds growing by it Is he kicks poor Mapleshade and her kits out, how is that fair!!!!!!! , It’s not at all, anyways so Mapleshade goes and tries to cross the river with her kits and her kits drown (I cried at this part lol) she then goes to the riverclan camp and goes to her so called mate to find that he has another cat!! So cruel!! I completely hate him no wonder poor Mapleshade swore she would keep her vengeance. Mapleshade then goes and kills the Thunderclan medicine cat at the moonstone sooo not smart then she goes and kills the Thunderclan cat that saw her kit drown JUSTICE GO MAPLESHADE!! Anyways then she kills the cat she liked in riverclan YAH HE SO DESERVED THAT!!!! Then she died and went to the dark forest( I understand that the killing may not be in order sorry I read this book like a year ago) I don’t understand why they wouldn’t let her in star clan so what if she killed three cats she didn’t do it for an evil reason she did it for JUSTICE!! Mapleshade should have been able to see her kits again!!! But they let the Thunderclan cat that watched her kits drown go to star clan that’s practically killing 3 cats. Then they let Ashfur who attempted to kill 3 cats but yet he goes to star clan??!!! There sorry excuse was, It was a matter of the heart. Haha so was Mapleshades come one starclan really?? Anyways that is what I have to say about Mapleshade I believe she had no bad intentions and should have gone to starclan but this is just my opinion. And I’m not angry I just like to emphasize what I say and get the message out. Thank for reading,Moonpaw

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  • As much as I love her, she is not innocent. She knew she was breaking the Warrior Code and considering the time period and the fact that Oakstar was grieving, it’s not a surprise that he would exile the kits and Mapleshade. The kits were likely hallucinations caused by her intense grief and the death of the innocent are not to blame the kits for because we don’t know if that’s actually her kits approaching her for real. Plus, Mapleshade made the choice to be in the Dark Forest and she liked it there, and she had a choice to kill and that’s something she HERSELF decided on. ThunderClan DID exile her, but after that point what Mapleshade does is decided on her own terms. So it’s not sensical to place the blame all on ThunderClan.

    She could have taken the Thunderpath and make a plan to how to go all the way around through along the borders of the Clans to get to RiverClan, after crossing the Thunderpath. She couldn’t have waited for the river to settle either, otherwise she and her kits would be killed, so the Thunderpath and making a large detour was the better decision, but timing matters in the alternative.

    The only satisfaction I felt was Freckleshine being blinded and likely died. I hated the other cats, but I think the death of Ravenwing was undeserving and in general the murders of her “enemies” were not Justice. Justice and Revenge are 2 different things and Vengeance is Revenge and shouldn’t be confused for justice. I suggest reading the book again after one year because opinions and point of view can chamge and you can notice the flaws and problems after reading it again. However, I have read it through at least 2 years ago, but I still don’t believe she belongs in StarClan and I still remember what happened and say that her actions were NOT justified. Plus, her kits would also avoid her and doubt herand it doesn’t help that the people she killed out of revenge would be there too. She wouldn’t be happy.
    Also, I don’t think overloading the !’s is wise since people like me can’t take you seriously that well with that. One ! is enough to emphasize.

  • I think Ravenwing and Appledusk should have taken more blame I mean THEY LITERLY RUINED POOR MAPLE MAPLES LIFE.


    • Appledusk, yes, probably. But RAVENWING? If I found out my best friend Liam was breaking the law, I would go report him to the Police. Just sayin’.

    • ….Cause….cause even though Ashfur TRIED to kill people, he didn’t get away with it. I want him in the Dark Forest too, but Mapleshade killed two innocent and one debatably innocent cats. That is NOT RIGHT.
      Murder is never justifiable. Mapleshade should go to h- oh wait she’s already there. 🙂 sorry I couldn’t resist. At first I loved Mapleshade, but now….. nope.

      • Mapleshade’s victims WERE NOT INNOCENT, Ashfur’s WERE.
        This is my opinion, of course ^^

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