Why Willowshine Is My Favorite Character

Mintfeather explains why Willowshine is her favourite character.

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*Spoiler Alert!*
Hello, this is Mintfeather with a new article! I’m going to be talking about favorite cats. So, we all have our favorite cats, and they’re our favorite for a reason. Maybe you like their spirit, or they are very kind. My absolute favorite cat is Willowshine. A bit of background information: Willowshine is Mothwing’s medicine cat apprentice. Mothwing does not believe in StarClan, and Willowshine knows this. She keeps Mothwing’s secret, though, and this is one of the reason’s she is my favorite- she is a very good friend and trustworthy. She also defends Mothwing in Mistystar’s Omen when Mistystar wants Mothwing to retire for not believing in StarClan. Mistystar claims that Mothwing cannot be a good medicine cat if she does not have faith in StarClan. But Willowshine objects, and says that Mothwing has healed for many seasons and saved many lives. She also says that Mothwing has been a very good teacher about herbs, and Leafpool taught her about StarClan.

We first see Willowshine as Willowkit when she is helping Mothwing in the medicine den when the RiverClan cats are sick because of a Twoleg thing. Even as a kit, she was very helpful and good to the sick cats. When she becomes Willowpaw, she is friends with Hollypaw, and I really like this friendship. Willowshine also has spirit. When Jaypaw gets mad at her for trying to help him, she snaps back at him. That part always makes me laugh.

Willowshine is never a hero that fights to save her Clan, but she is a medicine cat who has saved countless lives. Personally, I think that it is better to save lives by healing rather than killing opponents. I don’t think much of the center cats who are always focused on, like Firestar or Bramblestar. Willowshine cares for her Clan very well and is a good learner. I think that part of what makes me like her is because she reminds me of myself. 🙂 I don’t think that Willowshine gets enough credit for her services in healing her Clan. But that’s just my opinion. Who’s your favorite cat, and why?

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  • I love Willowshine! But overall my favorite character has to be Jayfeather. He was fun to read about and relatable. He didn’t start out with everything he and had to choose between what he wanted and what he needed. He had a lot of character development from the the self-interested cat with questionable motives to the selfless, determined cat who would give his life for someone else

  • Willowshine always reminded me of Willowbreeze (Crookedstar’s mate). They both seem so gentle, but ready to help their clan at any moment. It doesn’t help that they share a part of their names!

  • My favorite is Leafpool and Willowshine because i love medicine cats, and because they are both sorta like me.

  • Willowshine is such a great character! I didn’t realize how much I actually like her until right now. Willowshine rocks!
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  • Amazing article! Willowshine is wonderful, I really love her too <3

    My favorite character is Feathertail, and I like her because she's kind and compassionate, but still has a spark of feistiness; she's sarcastic too, in her manga! I find her to be a relatable and well developed character with a great personality and a golden heart. 🙂