Silvertail discusses the character of Dovewing.
Hey guys, Silvertail here with my second article! Yeah! Sparkles! Glitter! Excitement, oh yes! So, if you didn’t know, I LOVE Dovewing. Yeah, I can sense your annoyance.
“But she’s just a whinny Mary-Sue!”
“She loved Tigerheart!”
“When she lost her powers, she did nothing!”
Now, I’ll tackle these questions one at a time.
1- She’s a Mary-Sue!
Well, no. She wanted to help her clan, and did the best she could. She didn’t ask for her powers! She didn’t even want them when she was younger! She wanted to b normal, to fit in. I bet she just wanted to be a good warrior, get a mate, have kits, retire to the elder’s den and live peacefully. Yes, I know she was ‘perfect’ in everything because of her powers. But she didn’t brag or put others down because of it! She would even let Ivypool get the first catch sometimes! So you have to admit, she’s not that bad personality-wise.
2- She Loved Tigerheart!
Okay, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that you can’t help love. It just comes. I mean, look at other respected cats, such as Yellowfang, Bluestar, and Graystripe. They weren’t horrible cats because of that. But Dovewing was young and inexperienced, and she just wanted to be with him. But overall, she had the courage to stop and put her clan first. I know I respect that.
3- She did Nothing After she Lost her Powers!
Okay, I think she was just in shock. Think about it. She gets her powers, doesn’t want them, finally gets used to them, and then they’re gone. She felt useless, and that she was nothing to her clan without her powers. This isn’t a sign of a Mary-Sue. It’s a sign of low self-esteem. She feels as if every good thing she did was because of her powers, and now that they were gone, she was shocked and confused. It’s like living your whole life with sight, then you suddenly lose it. You feel blind, lost, confused, and you begin to blame yourself. Now, put Dovewing in that position. She’s in a bad position, and that’s not a sign of a Mary-Sue.
Okay, that’s all I have for now. Thank you, and I’ll see you all later!