Tigerclaw of ShadowClan : Did he really deserve power? by Jasminepaw

Jasminepaw wonders about Tigerstar’s story and potential alternate future. Spoilers ahead!

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*dramatic music plays in the background*
Hi! It’s Jasminepaw here, with an odd a query.
Did Tigerstar deserve the power he was given?
Here are some thing I was thinking about while writing this.
Did Tigerstar have nine lives?
Did he mean to hit Cinderpelt?
What would his name have been if he wasn’t evil?
I’ll be answering those while giving evidence to prove he did deserve it.
Did he have nine lives?
I do not believe so. See, he hadn’t lost a life yet when Scourge killed him. It could have easily been such a harsh blow he writhed a bit on the ground before he died. To cats, it can look like a cat has lost nine lives. He hadn’t already lost a life before that, therefore no one had yet witnessed him lose one of his nine lives. Plus, who in StarClan would give Tigerstar nine lives knowing his plans?
Did he mean to hit Cinderpelt?
No. You might already know this, it’s a common fact. The trap was meant for Bluestar, he might have been thinking how much better ThunderClan would be without a leader as crazy as her. Cinderpelt got hit and we all blamed Tigerstar, saying if he never had gotten this ambitious Cinderpelt would be a warrior. Give Tigerstar room,maybe he became evil after be blamed so much for Cinderpelt’s injury. No one died. Cinderpelt was reincarnated.
What would his name have been if he wasn’t evil?
Well, first, lets say he stayed the weakest of the litter in Bluestar’s Prophecy. He would have made friends with Whitekit, and be adorable in general. He would be apprenticed to Thrushpelt (guess) and be oddly good at hunting instead of fighting. Scourge would have not been beat up, Thistleclaw would stay a warrior, Bluestar would not have to give her kits away, leaving Mosskit alive. He would probably have been called Tigerchase, for his ability to chase intruders to the edge of the territory without a scratch. Ye would then become the leader of ThunderClan, Tigerstar. Either way he wins.
After all this, I believe Tigerstar deserved to be a leader. He had the ambition, though he had not the smarts. He had the courage, though not the wit. Many leaders had the smarts, but no claws to back it up. Some had wit, though no courage to show. Why should we be mad at Pinestar for leaving? He stayed with Thunderclan until his last life was only left. He was brave enough to be a leader. Why should Tigerstar be any diffrent?

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  • While Tigerstar did in fact get nine lives, as it showed in the Ultimate Guide, that was a very interesting article!

  • Well…Thistleclaw could have given him a life,so could’ve his littermates,and his parents.

  • He did get Nine love you have to read the Ultimate Guide. I don’t think he deserved power, he tried to kill lots of cats and killed cats

  • Tigerstar the first DID have nine lives. There was a scene in which he received them.

    Nice points. However, do you really believe that it was all Thistleclaw’s fault? Pinestar was at fault as well, probably even more so than Thistleclaw. Pinestar neglected his son and then ran away from his family. How would that make Tigerstar feel about kittypets? Plus, that really affected him emotionally.

  • In Warriors Ultimate Guide, it shows Tigerstar getting his nine lives. So he did in fact get his nine lives. Also, didn’t the books say that he died nine times? However, I do like the idea of Tigerchase.

  • Well idk if these are your thoughts combined with facts or just your thoughts in general, but I want to point out that in the real story/books, he did receive nine lives:

    Littlebird: Compassion
    Badgerfang: Training your young cats wisely
    Pinestar: Being aware of what goes on beyond Clan borders
    Whitetail (not the WindClan one): Understanding size isn’t everything
    Sedgestar: Pride in ShadowClan
    Flowerstar: Placing all your faith in StarClan
    Redscar: Trusting your own instincts
    Mossheart: Mercy
    Cedarstar: Farsightedness

    Sometimes more than one life has to be taken if the wound/injury is fatal enough. StarClan had to take all of Tigerstar’s lives because Scourge’s strike had struck 9 (idk the number) major organs that were beyond StarClan’s abilities to heal him.

    You probably already knew that though 😛 This is just me being analytical again, lol (probably in a wrong way though…)

  • I think what you say is very true. But if you’ve read “The Ultimate Guide” or “Secrets of the Clans” (I forgot which it was), there is a short-story about Tigerstar getting his nine lives. So yes, he did get nine lives 🙂

    Otherwise I think you’re pretty much correct!

  • WEll actually if you read “The Ultimate Guide” or “Secrets of the CLANS” (one of those, I forgot which), you’ll learn that in fact Tigerclaw did get nine lives 🙂

    But good article anyhowz

  • Its a good article but it is confirmed that Tigerstar did indeed receive nine lives.
    This is the list of cats who gave him his lives and the lives they gave him:
    Littlebird: Compassion
    Badgerfang: Training your young cats wisely
    Pinestar: Being aware of what goes on beyond Clan borders
    Whitetail: Understanding size isn’t everything
    Sedgestar: Pride in ShadowClan
    Flowerstar: Placing all your faith in StarClan
    Redscar: Trusting your own instincts
    Mossheart: Mercy
    Cedarstar: Farsightedness
    Although you did give us something to think about

    • plus, starclan is required to give you nine lives, even if you’re totally a terrible leader. they HAVE to.

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