Softpaw shares their opinion on two villains from the series.
So, imagine you are at war with another country and giving birth with someone from that country is an absolute Nono. A few days ago two of the most loved soldiers died to someone’s hand. Unfortunately, you fall for that someone. You give birth, and everyone assumes that they belong to one of the fallen soldiers. Then a healer finds out your secret, and tells it to your country. You and your children get driven out, and you try and cross a river to get to the other country, but unfortunately the river has flooded and your children die. You beg for the other country’s mercy, but get driven out and find out that the soldier you fell for has cheated on you. What do you do? This is the unfair story of Mapleshade. She ends up killing the cats she finds responsible. Instead of the medicine cat I would have killed Oakstar as what he did was against the warrior code, leaving kits to be killed. This is bad, but then she ends up killing all of Appledusks kin in the dark forest and coaxed Tigerstar to walk the path of no stars. At this point, she’s evil. But Starclan should have done something, like giving her a meeting with her kits, or giving her another chance at life. However, they let her soul rot in the dark forest until she was pure evil. Bad choice on Starclan’s part. Mapleshade could have been a great warrior but gave herself up to heartbreak.
As a child, you are bullied and mistreated until you snap. You walk away from home, only to be attacked viciously by a clan cat. You vow to take revenge against the clans and create a dictatorship for yourself. Scourge is a misled character who made bad decisions but is a fan favorite. Should he have done what he did? No, but neither should Tigerpaw or Thistleclaw attack him as a kit. He is a highly debatable character but can be either pitied, hated, or admired. He ends up giving way go evil, glad to have power when he was used to be bullied.