Browniewitch discusses what Graystripe as deputy and other possible alternatives.
Hey everybody! Brownie here with my third article. I’m here to discuss Graystripe as a deputy.
Graystripe’s a great warrior. He’s cool and funny. But I don’t think he should have been deputy. He fell in love with a cat from another clan and had kits with them and left his clan to join her. Even though he switched back, he was there. I know he’s loyal to Thunderclan, but still. He now has friends in Riverclan. What if he couldn’t fight Riverclan because of this. Isn’t that what always happens? And then Whitestorm sais Graystripe should be deputy. I trust him, sure, but he’s not a leader! And Firestar may have made him deputy, but that was in the thick of battle! Sandstorm and dustpelt agreed, but I don’t. And I know that the other cats respect him, but do bthey trust his loyalty? And I think that Firestar showed favoritism. He chose his best friend to be deputy. We see favoritism in this way enough as it is. No wonder he made his daughter’s mate deputy! And his daughter medicine cat! He shows favoritism. I don’t like this. Not at all.
Let’s now think about some other deputy possibilities…
I think Dustpelt as a deputy would have been great. It would show that Firestar does not sow favoritism as much, since they used to be enemies, also, Dustpelt showed himself to be really reliable and also showed earlier that he wanted to kind of mend things between them. He also turned down Tigerclaw. That took guts. And he has an apprentice. Don’t know if that counts, but it should.
I wish she could have been deputy, but she hadn’t been given an apprentice. I think Firestar might have made her deputy if he could. However this still shows favoritism, seeing as she’s his mate.
So she’s grumpy, but she’s also brave. She’s had a least one apprentice. She is also a pretty good hunter, and good at giving orders.
The very best possible way this eputy problem could have turned out?
Whitestorm doesn’t die. Remains the amazing, awesome cat he is as deputy. The clan is strong with someone like him. The end.
However, I admit there are some good things about Graystripe being deputy. It does up his confidence.
But think about it. After Graystripe was taken, Firestar was full of grief and wouldn’t appoint a deputy. He probably wouldn’t have done that with anyone else, except maybe Sandstorm. So it would have been better.
And to think about the things he does as deputy, the only notable thing is get taken by twolegs. So either he’d dtill do it but not as deputy, making it less hard and not forcing Firestar to appoint a new deputy, or the other deputy would do it, which is not as bad as losing Graystripe.
Thank you everyone! I hope you liked this!