Fawnspots shares their opinion on positions of power in Warriors.
This is like my second article, so please be patient with me.
Usually, I am not the type to go ranting about stuff, but here we go…
Anyway, I have been rereading Warriors, and it seems like the power in the clans is kind of spread unfairly. A majority of cats with high rankings in the books are closely related. Many families have lots of power in them, like Firestar’s family fur ( 😛 ) example: Firestar became a leader, then his daughter Leafpool became medicine cat whose former mate Crowfeather is now deputy of Windclan, and Leafpool’s kit Jayfeather also became a medicine cat. Firestar’s other daughter, Squirrelflight became deputy, whose mate became a leader, and Squirrelflight’s kit Alderheart became a medicine cat. It seems like they are simply trying to keep the power in the family. Don’t get me wrong, everybody likes Firestar, but it feels like the Erins don’t want anyone except his relatives to have important positions in the clan. Bluestar also has an unnecessarily powerful family: Bluestar’s father is Stormtail who temporarily was a deputy. Her sister’s son Whitestorm also became a deputy. Her mate Oakheart was a deputy, whose brother Crookedstar became the leader of Riverclan. Her son Stonefur was deputy before he died, and her daughter Mistystar became a leader, whose son Reedwhisker became her deputy. There are several other powerful family trees, like Tigerstar’s family: Tigerstar’s father was Pinestar, whose father was Oakstar. His son Brambleclaw became Bramblestar, whose mate is Squirrelflight which connects back to Firestar’s powerful family. Then Tigerstar’s son Hawkfrost became deputy of Riverclan. Also, his daughter’s (Tawnypelt) son Tigerheart, later on, will become the leader of Shadowclan, whose father was Rowanstar. I feel like it is unfair to other cats in the clan that aren’t related to the leaders or deputies because they deserve a chance to move up the hierarchy ladder (basically get a promotion). In my opinion, the Erins need to let other clan cats into the power ladder. I know others leaders like that all the main cats are related, but there needs to be a little more variety in the leaders and deputies throughout the series. Thank you for being patient with me and my rant 😛