Why Lionblaze Isn’t a Gary-Stu by Willowpaw

Willowpaw analyzes aspects of Lionblaze’s character. 

Artwork by Lupartea

Hello there. First of all, a warm welcome to future me, who is probably cringing at this article. Secondly, a warm welcome to you guys, who are probably cringing at this article. Apologies to both parties. As you can tell from the title, I’m defending Lionblaze. Specifically, saying why he’s not a Gary-Stu. For those who don’t know, a Gary-Stu/Mary-Sue is a perfect character. They have no flaws.

Here’s a quick list of reasons Lionblaze isn’t a Gary-Stu.

– He’s a bully. He nearly kills Crowfeather, he feels satisfied (at first) seeing Heatherpaw dead on the ground in his dream. He’s arrogant, aggressive, and bloodthirsty, hoping for battles just so he can fight.

– He trained with TIGERSTAR. /TIGERSTAR./ A Stu would immediately go “Tigerstar is BAD!” and reject him. He continued to train with Tigerstar for an entire SERIES. It’s not a quick mistake that he quickly fixes. He trained with Tigerstar and ENJOYED it.

– He refused to collect the catmint until the Clan was really dying. A Gary-Stu would collect it right away and return heroically.

– A Gary-Stu wouldn’t break the warrior code by meeting with Heatherpaw. Sure, he stopped, but a Gary-Stu wouldn’t do that in the first place.

– He accused Heatherpaw of betraying him and continued to believe that and hate her for it. A Gary-Stu would forgive her and move on or not accuse her at all.

– He allies with Sol and frees him. Sol is EVIL. A Gary-Stu wouldn’t free an evil cat.

– His powers don’t make him a Gary-Stu. He’s a little overpowered, seeing as he can’t be beaten in battle, but he doesn’t use his powers for good constantly. As I said, he’s a bully, and he hurt himself just to prove a point, which wastes herbs and stuff. He’s also strong enough to accidentally kill Russetfur, which is not a thing good cats do. This shows he’s not in complete control of his powers.

Okay so yeah that was cringy congrats future me buy your cringe tickets here
Anywho thanks for reading I guess
Please be respectful in the comments and all because woohoo fighting cats we’re not Lionblaze and Heathertail

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Willowy-Willyow (Willowpaw/step)
Willowy-Willyow (Willowpaw/step)
June 8, 2017 2:35 am

Woah this literally appeared in front of my eyes.
CRINGE WOLLOWPAW, CRINGE
Great! I think that all of those points make sense, except the one about killing Russetfur.
#1: It was an accident.
#2: He was still learning how to use his powers.

Willowlight
Willowlight
June 8, 2017 2:43 am

god this is cringy
past me you were very correct
future me you may or may not be reading this
this comment is also very cringy

Sleetfall The Yellow Eraser
Sleetfall The Yellow Eraser
June 8, 2017 3:00 am

mmhm I still hate Lionblaze though.

Lionclaw!!!
Lionclaw!!!
September 16, 2020 3:11 am

Jeez the erins made him bad in Omen of The Stars not him!

Russetflame
Russetflame
June 8, 2017 5:01 pm

Lionblaze is my favourite of the ‘original’ three by default because I don’t like Hollyleaf or Jayfeather 😛 I personally found him more interesting than his siblings, but I know there probably isn’t many people who share my opinion on that one. Interesting article!

Lionclaw!!!
Lionclaw!!!
September 16, 2020 3:12 am
Reply to  Russetflame

Hollyleaf is not part of the three

Sapphie (Sapphireheart)
Sapphie (Sapphireheart)
June 8, 2017 11:58 pm

Great article! I already strongly believed he wasn’t a Gary-stu in the first place


A wild Sapphie has appeared

Skyfeather
Skyfeather
June 9, 2017 2:22 pm

same


merri new year and happy chris

Brightwing - Bright Wing Of Mountain Bluebird (Brightwolf)
Brightwing - Bright Wing Of Mountain Bluebird (Brightwolf)
June 10, 2017 8:08 am

I like the Dovewing out of the three the best…I don’t really know why, but I guess it’s because she’s a she-cat?! (I am so biast!)

Sky
Sky
June 10, 2017 8:49 am

Killing Russetfur not his fault
Training with Tigerstar not his fault
Freeing Sol not his fault

Willowlight the Cookiecommander
Willowlight the Cookiecommander
August 29, 2017 7:52 pm
Reply to  Sky

Yes, but they still were mistakes and they had big effects on the series. A Gary-Stu’s mistakes and flaws, if they have any, are unimportant to the plot.

Lionclaw!!!
Lionclaw!!!
September 16, 2020 3:14 am

Lionblaze is not a GARY STU!!!

Lionclaw!!!
Lionclaw!!!
September 16, 2020 3:13 am
Reply to  Sky

but he is not gary sue either he just is a misunderstood amazing age of a toddler cat

Honeyflight
Honeyflight
July 1, 2017 1:23 am

tbh i think i’m the only person in the world who like almost all the cats including bad ones and very unmentioned ones. Is there something wrong with me?

Moondapple
Moondapple
February 7, 2018 8:50 pm

Lionblaze didn’t mean to kill Russetfur, he thought he was training with Tigerstar to become a great warrior, he wouldn’t collect catmint because he was afraid he would kill Heathertail, he was meeting Heathertail because he thought it was alright, not his fault he was given those powers, almost ACCIDENTALLY killed Crowfeather. All these were accidents, not truly Lionblaze’s fault.

Turtle ships GrayXSilver forever! (Turtlepaw/ dapple 🐢🐢🐢)
Turtle ships GrayXSilver forever! (Turtlepaw/ dapple 🐢🐢🐢)
July 11, 2020 4:49 pm

I agree. I quite like Lionblaze, and don’t think he’s a Gary-Stu.
Turtle 🐢

Lionclaw!!!
Lionclaw!!!
September 16, 2020 3:11 am

This IS RUDE sure your defending him but your calling him a bully!!

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