My opinion on Rainflower by Iceclaw

Iceclaw shares their opinion on Rainflower.

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Rainflower is a mean, abusive mother. That’s what I thought when I first read Crookedstar’s Promise. What kind of mother would do that to her kit? I know I can’t change your mind and I’m not trying to, but here’s my opinion on Rainflower.
Sure, Rainflower is not the best of cats. In fact, she was probably one of the worst mothers in the warrior series. I don’t think she’s exactly bad too.
(By the way, I got an some ideas from an article I read in a Warriors blog)
But I think we’re all so focused on the bad part of her that we don’t focus on the good part. There are signs where she showed her care and love to Crookedstar. Remember when Crookedstar (Crookedkit then) ran away? Rainflower came to him and welcomed him saying that she was glad that he was back. [pg. 112] Rainflower was not exactly disagreeable either. She did cheer when Crookedstar got his apprentice name. [pg. 126] Vicky ‘confirmed that she made amends with Crookedstar in StarClan.’ [Stated in Warriors Wiki] I think she is a proud cat. Maybe that is the reason why that drove her to be cruel to Crookedstar. She had pride in Crookedstar, happy that he was her ‘handsome warrior’. When Crookedstar broke his jaw, other than being upset, she was also surprised. There he was her ‘handsome warrior’. Suddenly, he had a broken jaw which might have been horrific to her. It must have hurt her pride. Put it this way. When people’s pride get hurt, it leads them to making choices. Bad ones.
She must have also blamed herself too. She had told Crookedkit and Oakkit to stay in camp but they didn’t out of curiosity. She might have felt guilty. She didn’t really intervene. Instead she kept on sleeping when Crookedkit and Oakkit ventured out into the forest.
In conclusion, Rainflower is a cat that made mistakes. But at least she made up with Crookedstar in the end. She did show acts of love once in a while. So I do think Rainflower was a cat with a heart. She does have flaws but I don’t want it to describe her.

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Whispering Rain
Whispering Rain
August 21, 2017 12:23 pm

(I think this has been posted before. Article Tsars?)

Nice article ^^
Rainflower is still one of my least favourite cats, and while she did seem to love Crookedstar once in a while, she was still harsh to him, just because of his crooked jaw. Nobody should have to be subjected to that kind of treatment.


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Brightwing - Bright Wing Of Mountain Bluebird
Brightwing - Bright Wing Of Mountain Bluebird
August 21, 2017 9:21 pm

Yeah it was posted on August 6th but it had a different picture with it. Don’t know what happened there, but never mind. I don’t mind two of these!

Iceclaw
Iceclaw
August 24, 2017 9:15 pm

sorry everyone… when i posted it i had to wait for a long time , like a month. so i posted it again with a different title… sorry

Iceeeeeeeeeee (Icy)
Iceeeeeeeeeee (Icy)
August 24, 2017 9:19 pm
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Articles can take a few months to be posted, but you can ask one of our article Tsars and they’ll tell you where you stand. 🙂


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Iceclaw
Iceclaw
August 24, 2017 9:23 pm

where are the article Tsars?

Iceeeeeeeeeee (Icy)
Iceeeeeeeeeee (Icy)
August 24, 2017 9:24 pm
Reply to  Iceclaw

You can leave them a comment and they’ll reply. 🙂 Just address it to the article Tsars!


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Sorzi, not logged in
Sorzi, not logged in
August 21, 2017 2:03 pm

Ah

Another Rainflower defense article

Good job though 🙂

Breeze that Glides Through Summer
Breeze that Glides Through Summer
August 21, 2017 3:38 pm

Ooh, nice article! 🙂


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Sleet That Falls On Frozen Flower (Sleetfall The Yellow Eraser)
Sleet That Falls On Frozen Flower (Sleetfall The Yellow Eraser)
August 21, 2017 3:52 pm

RAINFLOWER! YAY! 😀

Sky
Sky
August 21, 2017 4:17 pm

I think this has been published before. Tsars?

Anyways.

Nice article! My opinion on Rainflower has been nuetral.


2019, here I come!

Prowlclaw
Prowlclaw
August 21, 2017 4:47 pm

Having pride in your kid is fine, but your kid is a separate being than you. Rainflower reminded me of a pageant mom because of how much she stressed over her kit’s looks. When you say “Her pride was hurt when Crookedkit hit his jaw.” Rainflower’s “pride” shouldn’t matter first thing when her son has a broken jaw. If anything, Crookedstar should be the one embarrassed and angry at himself. Rainflower’s selfishly mad because Crookedstar hurt her pride, but that shouldn’t affect Crookedstar. A parent who is embarrassed by their kid is fine, but when they let it show and make a big deal of it is when it goes too far. These are the actions of pageant moms for the most part.

Another thing, when you say “Rainflower welcomed Crookedstar by saying she was glad he was back.” If I remember correctly, she was keeping up a facade. According to the wiki, “She had unreadable eyes.” And “She walked away before Crookedkit could look up.” To me, that shows Rainflower was just trying to get on good terms with the clan, not to welcome her son home. Also, when Crookedpaw got his apprentice name, Rainflower hesitated before cheering, unsure of what to do. I don’t know about you, but to me it seemed like she thought the clan would think her rude if she didn’t cheer. The reason I think this is because she didn’t start showing him respect until he was an apprentice, so why do something nice now? Just my opinion though.

Sky
Sky
August 21, 2017 7:42 pm
Reply to  Prowlclaw

Good points


2019, here I come!

Winterrose (also known as Wolfrose)
Winterrose (also known as Wolfrose)
August 21, 2017 7:05 pm

Um, hasn’t this been posted before? Tsars?


It feels good to back. :)

Embers of an Autumn Dawn (Emberdawn)
Embers of an Autumn Dawn (Emberdawn)
August 22, 2017 2:07 am

¯\_(ツ)_/¯


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Brightwing - Bright Wing Of Mountain Bluebird
Brightwing - Bright Wing Of Mountain Bluebird
August 21, 2017 9:18 pm

Great effort tackling a defense article on probably one of the most hated characters in the WARRIORS Universe! Yeah, she wasn’t the best mother but this article brings out her good points which I like. Plus I haven’t read Crookedstar’s Promise for a while but never mind.

Iceclaw
Iceclaw
August 24, 2017 9:18 pm

oh by the way, i posted it three times, i think. there will probably be another article that’s the same… sorry. i just had to wait for a long time so after a while, i posted it again. sorry again!

Embers of an Autumn Dawn (Emberdawn)
Embers of an Autumn Dawn (Emberdawn)
August 24, 2017 10:20 pm
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Well, that explains why everyone’s been saying it’s been posted before! Please remember that all articles, given that they meet the requirements and abide by BlogClan rules, will eventually be posted 🙂


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Larchpetal
Larchpetal
January 5, 2018 8:29 am

Rainflower may not have been the best mother, but she wasn’t the worst cat. She was just, as you said, upset, surprised, and confused, after Stormkit’s accident, and, (for absolutely no reason at all) re-named him Crookedkit, about the worst name you can have, but still, she wasn’t’ THAT bad…

Jayfrost
Jayfrost
January 5, 2018 6:45 pm
Reply to  Larchpetal

She literally called her own son an ugly mess, said he would never be as good as his brother, kicked him out of his nest with her when he desperately needed her comfort, named him after his disability and was all-around emotionally abusive. She was absolutely that bad.


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♡ Moon (Moonbreeze) ♡
January 6, 2018 2:01 am

Nice article! I don’t think she’s amazing or anything, but not as terrible when you point that out!


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Turtlepaw/ dapple 🐢🐢🐢
July 6, 2020 9:22 pm

I still hate Rainflower with all my heart.
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