An Analysis of Blossomfall by Ebonypaw

Ebonypaw examines the actions of Blossomfall.

Artwork by timekept

Let’s talk about what the fan’s call of the most relatable Warriors characters. Blossomfall is a character most notable in fourth series, Omen of The Stars. She is jealous of her crippled sister Briarlight, which led her to The Dark Forest. Here’s why she’s annoying.

Just because she’s jealous doesn’t mean she can join The Dark Forest with a good reason. Would you fight for Hell just because your sibling gets more attention than you? Blossomfall knew the Dark Forest was evil

“A good cat wouldn’t be jealous of an injured littermate.So that’s why I’ve ended up in the Dark Forest. I’m not stupid. I know it’s where cats go if they’re not allowed into StarClan. But I guess I won’t get into StarClan either because I hate my sister for being injured. So the Dark Forest is where I fit in, and I’m getting good training, better than anything we get here.”

—Sign of The Moon page 246.

Blossomfall knew they were evil. She wasn’t forced to. She chose to. It was her own decision. Her own fault.

Now for me to explain the infamous tunnel scene. The scene where Millie yells at Blossomfall. Blossomfall goes into the tunnels with Ivypool. She tells her it’s not a bad idea, even though Firestar told the whole clan not to. Blossomfall had no right to go in the tunnels. She should’ve been use to her clan, especially since it was leaf-bare. She almost died there. Millie had no idea where Blossomfall was. Millie should be worried. She had an absolute reason to yell at her. If Millie hadn’t yelled at Blossomfall, it would show she didn’t care. Before you think “But what about Whitewing?”, does Whitewing have a kit who almost died 3 times in front of her? Whitewing is unaware Ivypool is in the Dark Forest.

Many people had said it was Millie’s fault Blossomfall trained in The Dark Forest. It was Blossomfall’s own decision. It’s Blossomfall’s fault she’s jealous of her dying sister. If it really was Millie’s fault, why wasn’t Bumblestripe in The Dark Forest? Unlike Blossomfall, Bumblestripe actually cares about his sister. “Briarlight would have loved this. It’s just not fair! She was trying to help Longtail. Why did StarClan have to punish her?” Fading Echos page 202. Not only that, but that one scene in Sign of The Moon where Bumblestripe takes the blame for letting Briarlight be out of camp when Briarlight was almost killed. Bumblestripe cares about Briarlight, why doesn’t Blossomfall? The only way my opinion on Blossomfall will truly change is if she dies protecting Briarlight. Now this is the death I want to see. If we also use the “It’s Millie’s fault” logic, then it’s also Blossomfall’s fault Ivypool trained in the Dark Forest.

“No way!” Blossompaw’s horrified mew took Ivypaw by surprise. “She’s not properly trained. Can’t I have Dovepaw? At least she can hunt” Fading Echos page 124. Blossomfall was always a jerk, even before the Briarlight incident.

“Oh but Millie hates Blossomfall and Bumblestripe”

Kate confirmed Millie loves all of her kits equally.

“Millie should pay attention to all of her kits and treat them like Briarlight.”

Last time I checked, Blossomfall and Bumblestripe were full grown warriors in Sign of the Moon.

“Just because she thinks she belongs in The Dark Forest doesn’t mean she was forced to when she first found it”

She could always refuse and never come back. Remember Tawnypelt?

“Millie abused Blossomfall”

No, Blossomfall abused Millie. She made Millie even more stressed.

“Blossomfall is still a loyal warrior, even if she was in the Dark Forest”

She didn’t even fight in the Dark Forest! She spectated like a coward!

So that’s my opinion. If you disagree, please express your opinion kindly in the comments. Thanks for reading!

  27 Replies to “An Analysis of Blossomfall by Ebonypaw”

  1. BlossomfallFan
    June 29, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    I agree with a lot of this, but even if Blossomfall made Millie worried, even before that Millie never treated her and Bumblestripe the same. Would she have helped at Bumblestripe? Yes. Would she have yelled at Briarlight? No way! She treats Briarlight like StarClan, but doesn’t hesitate to let loose her temper on Blossomfall and Bumblestripe.

  2. coral
    October 2, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Cats don’t really choose the Dark Forest, the Dark Forest chooses them. They can’t really chose what they dream. Lots of good cats like Bramblestar and Crookedstar trained in the Dark Forest. According to Erin Hunter Brambleclaw never quit the Dark Forest.
    Blossomfall thinks she deserves to be in the Dark Forest because of her jealousy “I can’t bear to see her suffer and I know Briarlight would give anything to be better and whole again. It’s all so unfair!’ Scorching her claws across the rock again, she added, ‘But I can’t help what I feel, and that proves I’m not a good cat.”…’No a good cat wouldn’t be jealous of an injured littermate. So that’s why I’ve ended up in the Dark Forest.”( Hunter 246).-Warriors: Omen of the Stars: Sign of the Moon

    She literally sees herself as a bad cat that deserves to be in the Dark Forest. If you read on she also mentions that she doesn’t deserve to go to Starclan. Blossomfall is in a low place mentally. She feels sorry for sister and hates to see her suffer. If she didn’t care about her sister she would not be sad about her suffering or feel bad about being jealous. Blossomfall can’t help being jealous. People can’t control what they feel, they only control how they respond to those feelings. If people could pick and chose their current feeling, then people with depression could just choose to be happy.

    Millie doesn’t know that Blossomfall and Ivypool were in the tunnels, there is no way she could have known that since she was in camp. All she knows is that Blossomfall was missing for some time. For all Millie knows Blossomfall and Ivypool could have been attacked by fox. She yelled without evidence of Blossomfall doing wrong.

    I disagree with the idea that she yelled at her because she cared. Lets take a look at Millie’s words “Her tail-tip was twitching in annoyance. ..’Where have you been?’ Millie snapped. ‘You’ve wasted a whole morning when you could have been hunting!’ Glancing up at Briarlight, …she added, ‘Your sister would give anything to help feed the Clan! It’s time you grew up Blossomfall, and started to behave like a proper warrior.”(Hunter 255). Right off the bat we see she is annoyed not concerned. If she was yelling out of worry, Millie’s words would have focused on how Blossomfall could have been hurt or that she put herself in danger. Compare what Millie says to Blossomfall to what Mufasa says to Simba in the Lion King. It is mentioned that Blossomfall is hurt and Millie is not even mildly concerned with the fact her daughter is injured. Also bringing up Briarlight’s condition was inappropriate and emotionally manipulative. Not to mention very insensitive to Briarlight. How do you think Briarlight feels hearing her mother using the fact that she is injured against her sister?

    Millie’s response was irrational. If someone from your family disappeared for hours and came hurt, would you yell at them?

    All people need to know they are loved and cared for, even adults. Being loving towards Blossomfall, Bumblestripe, and Graystripe doesn’t mean Millie would need to baby them. Look at how Leafpool and Squirrelflight treat Lionblaze and Jayfeather. Plenty of adult cats in the books look out for each other and give each other emotional support. Bramblestar comforts Dustpelt when he grieving over Ferncloud. When Poppyfrost doubts Berrynose’s love for her, other cats reassure her that he does love her. She could give Blossomfall and Bumblestripe a kind word here and there, treat them like clanmates.

    Blossomfall abused Millie by making her more stressed because she got injured? How dare Blossomfall get hurt. StarClan forbid Bumblestripe or Graystripe get hurt.

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  3. Charlie Brown
    October 3, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    What about Thornclaw, Mousewhisker, and Birchfall? They joined the Dark Forest with absolutely no reason.

    How did Blossomfall abuse Millie? Does she attempt to hurt Millie? No! Does she try to manipulate Millie? No!

    Millie verbally abused Blossomfall. Characteristics of verbal abuse include humiliation, degradation, and condescension. All which we see in what Millie says to Blossomfall “Her tail-tip was twitching in annoyance. Wow, Ivypool thought, feeling a pang of guilt that Whitewing had been so kind and sympathetic to her. Millie really does think she’s got only one kit now. ‘Where have you been?’ Millie snapped. ‘You’ve wasted a whole morning when you could have been hunting!’ Glancing back at Briarlight…she added, ‘Your sister would give anything to help feed the Clan! It’s time you grew up, Blossomfall and started to behave like a proper warrior.’ Several cats stretched their eyes wide. ‘There’s no harm done.’ Brackenfur meowed, blinking at Blossomfall in concern. Both cats are home safe, and that’s the main thing, isn’t it?’ ‘Is it Millie drew her lips back in a snarl. Her eyes were full of bitterness…”(Hunter 254-255).-Warriors Omen of the stars Sign of the Moon.
    Millie humiliates Blossomfall in front of her clanmates. She degrades her by comparing her to her sister. Nothing in her words expresses concern for Blossomfall’s well being. If she cared, she would have said something about how worried she was or expressed being upset with Blossomfall for putting herself in danger. Millie’s body language also expresses that she does not care, her eyes are filled with bitterness. She acts like Blossomfall is nothing but a problem. Millie treats Blossomfall in a similary way to how Mr.Dursely treated Harry Potter.

    Kate may say Millie loves her kits equally, but Millie’s actions do not reflect that at all. After Briarlight’s accident does Millie ever say anything kind to her other children? When does she treat them like clanmates?

    Bumblestripe and Blossomfall are not babies, but they deserve a mother who is kind to them. Millie could have acknowledged Blossomfall when Hazeltail said she looked ill. She also could have acknowledged that her daughter was hurt when she came back to camp limping with a cut on her head. Other cats acknowledge their adult children. Dustpelt voulunteers to take Spiderleg’s place on patrol so he can spend time at the nursery. Squirrelflight and Leafpool still care about Jayfeather and Lionblaze. In Power of Three, Sorreltail says her children are still her children even though they are grown up. In Omen of the Stars, Daisy cares when Mousewhisker gets belly-ache.

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