Analyzing villains. Again.(spoilers) by Shadowedpaw

Shadowedpaw delves into the psyche of Warriors villians.

Art by Warrior-Junkie

Let’s start with Mapleshade. Go check out my other articles on Mapleshade.😛

Being serious, let’s start with Tigerstar 1.0. When I was younger, I used to blame his evilness on Thistleclaw, but looking back, I disagree. As a kit, he was ambitious, jealous, and stubborn. That’s okay. Ambition can be good, jealousy can wear off, stubbornness can be good. He gets apprenticed to Thistleclaw. I think this is a turning point. While Tigerpaw was ambitious, Thistleclaw made him more ambitious, bad ambitious. You can’t entirely blame it on him though. Tigerstar has to make his own decisions, Thistleclaw being his mentor just guided him along to the path of evilness.

On to Thistleclaw. Why is he in the dark forest? Because he manipulated Tigerpaw and Spottedpaw, indirectly harmed a kit, and threatened Bluestar. You don’t do that without punishment. “But he didn’t kill anyone.” Would Scourge and Tigerstar be at their level of evilness if not for him? I don’t like blaming people for other people, but Tigerstar and Scourge might be slightly saner if not for him.

Next is Ashfur. I COMPLETELY disagree with what I said awhile ago. He is evil. Like Jetty said, loving is different from obsession. Being rude to Brambleclaw is okay. Attempting to kill your clan leader and warriors just for the sake of making your ex feel the pain you did when they broke up is NOT GOOD.

Crookedstar. I know he’s not a villain, but I’m going to wedge him in here. He gets in a possibly fatal accident, and his mother shuns him for his looks. Mapleshade manupilates him to let everyone he loves die. Does he go on a revenge streak and kill/attempt to kill everyone? No. He became a good warrior and a worthy leader despite the wrongs committed against him, which sets him apart from villains, because he chose to do the right thing.

Brokenstar. “Yellowfang gave him to a bad mom which is obviously her fault.” No. Like Crookedstar, his mother shunned him, and made him feel left out. How is that an excuse? At least Mapleshade and Scourge targeted certain people they believe wronged them, not become a complete tyrant letting kits die without caring. Crookedstar kept going and became a better person for his troubles. Brokenstar killed random people who did nothing to wrong him, and if he got placed with the best mother ever, I doubt he would change.

Breezepelt. Like Brokenstar and Crookedstar, he has major parent problems. So he lets the dark forest use him and doesn’t care, and attempts to kill his littermate out of jealousy. You don’t do that.
So that concludes this article.

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