Leopardstar VS Bluestar (Part 1) by Sorrelpaw

Hi, I’m Sorrelpaw and I’m here to present on whether Leopardstar was a better leader, or Bluestar.

Was Leopardstar a better leader or was Bluestar? Common sense tells me that Bluestar was a better leader. She kept ThunderClan safe, she found Firestar and she kept Thistleclaw, who most people agree was evil, from becoming the deputy and later the leader. Basically she was a great leader, Bluestar was. And now Leopardstar. Leopardstar! What good is there to say about Leopardstar? She joined forces with Tigerstar!! She has to be evil to forge an alliance with that… that bloodthirsty and cruel cat! How can such an evil cat hold a candle to the brave Bluestar?

Well, that’s what my common sense tells me. Bluestar was a way better leader than Leopardstar!

Most of the time, I trust my common sense. Don’t we all? After all, common sense is mostly what led us through all the years we’ve been alive. We believe in it, it has to be right. But sometimes, to prove that your common sense is indeed tight–or to prove that it is wrong– you should take a closer look.

Bluestar. We’ll start with Bluestar. What is Bluestar’s greatest contribution to the Clan? What did Bluestar do to help the Clan most? In my opinion, I think that Bluestar’s greatest contribution to ThunderClan is that she found Firestar, the “fire” that will “save our Clan”. She accepted a kittypet into ThunderClan, for StarClan’s sake, which is practically breaking the code! But because she believed that Rusty (as Firestar was called then) had the potential to save her Clan, she allowed him in, even mentoring him herself at one point. Firestar later did indeed save the Clan– saved all the Clans!

Having seen Bluestar’s contribution, let’s try to find a matching one in Leopardstar.

What did Leopardstar do for her Clan? Well, Leopardstar didn’t find a kittypet who was prophecied to save her Clan — or all the Clans– but she she did find a cat who would save all the Clans.

Mistyfoot and Stonefur were half-Clan cats, born to Graystripe of ThunderClan and Silverstream of RiverClan. Now, don’t think me as mean for saying this, but half-Clan cats weren’t supposed to exist because intermarriage (intermating?) between Clans was not allowed. After the Tigerstar crisis where Leopardstar allianced with Tigerstar (something which we shall discuss later), Leopardstar allowed Mistyfoot to remain in the Clan despite being half-Clan and even made Mistyfoot the deputy!

This action of allowing a cat who technically went against the warrior code by being half-Clan was similar to Bluestar’s action of accepting a kittypets into the Clan against the Code. And Mistyfoot, like Firestar, later did save all the Clans. Remember the first book in Omen of the Stars? Remember The Fourth Apprentice? Firestar had announced to the Gathering that he had a plan to send patrols from all four Clans to find whatever was blocking the water and free the water. Basically, a plan that in the end saved the Clans from dying of thirst. Well, ShadowClan and WindClan were pretty quick to agree to the plan, but Leopardstar of RiverClan wasn’t so keen. She was about to just refuse the plan and then go home, when Mistyfoot, the deputy at the time, convinced Leopardstar to agree to the plan. So firestar’s plan was put into action and later the patrol made up of RiverClan, ThunderClan, WindClan and ShadowClan cats freed the water and saved the Clans from dying of thirst. Had Mistyfoot not persuaded Leopardstar to let a patrol from RiverClan go, then the Clans might not have been saved. So in the end, Mistyfoot saved the Clans.

Now back to Bluestar! Bluestar did something else besides finding Firestar. She kept Thistleclaw from becoming the deputy. Thistleclaw, the way Bluestar saw him, was a ruthless, merciless and cruel tom-cat. Bluestar knew that she could not let Thistleclaw become the leader. So she gave up her kits to become the deputy and to stop Thistleclaw from becoming the deputy. She stopped an evil cat from becoming the deputy, and then later the Clan leader! Surely this must count as an important contribution?

Now let’s look at Leopardstar. Leopardstar also stopped an evil cat from becoming leader. Remember Hawkfrost? When Mistyfoot had been captured by the Twolegs in The New Prophecy series, Hawkfrost replaced her as the deputy. And he was a really good deputy, too! But when Mistyfoot returned, Leopardstar removed the really good deputy Hawkfrost as deputy and instead she re-installed Mistyfoot as the deputy. Leopardstar could have just let Hawkfrost keep on being the deputy, and he was so strong and young and bright, he would make a really good deputy! Yet Leopardstar must have seen that Hawkfrost was not truly a good cat, for she insisted upon letting Mistyfoot take the deputy position.

So, Bluestar and Leopardstar! After examining their contributions, who can say that the two she-cats weren’t equal?? Bluestar was NOT a better leader than Leopardstar, Leopardstar was no worse a leader than Bluestar! Someday I’ll make another article to analyze their weaknesses and see if they’re equal in weakness as well as in contributions.

Welllll that’s it for today! Farewell, keep faith and May StarClan light Your Path!!

~Sorzi

 

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Aster is Meowing for Chinese New Year!!! (Asterstorm/ Meowing Aster/ Astie)
Aster is Meowing for Chinese New Year!!! (Asterstorm/ Meowing Aster/ Astie)
June 2, 2018 10:38 am

Nice article 😸! I always like Bluestar more, but I can’t deny the fact that Leopardstar is a great leader too 😉.


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Bluebell the Floating Shopping List
Bluebell the Floating Shopping List
June 2, 2018 1:57 pm

nice article 🙂 i love Bluestar, but for some reason i just love Leopardstar more =^-^=


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Bluevelociraptor
Bluevelociraptor
June 2, 2018 2:22 pm

Bluestar is my second favorite character, so obviously I’m going to be biased with her, but I also really like Leopardstar so I agree 😛


Cheetahspark
Cheetahspark
June 2, 2018 4:05 pm

Great article! I always liked Leapordstar a little bit more 😀

Sky
Sky
June 2, 2018 4:16 pm

I agree! I think that they’re pretty evenly matched for best leader. 🙂

Bluefire/Fireix/Blu/Fire
Bluefire/Fireix/Blu/Fire
June 2, 2018 4:37 pm

Though Bluestar is my favorite leader, I agree that Leopardstar was a great leader too =) You made some amazing points here! I feel like non-ThunderClan cats in general besides a select few get overlooked most of the time, since the books are from ThunderClan’s point of view, even though cats from other clans have also made great contributions to the group of clans as a whole.

🌟 Brighty Brightkit 🌟
🌟 Brighty Brightkit 🌟
June 2, 2018 5:05 pm

Great article! I’ve never really thought about this before. I always assumed that Bluestar had to be the better leader. But now that I look at it, they are pretty much equal. 😀

🌈owlfeather-owly🌈
🌈owlfeather-owly🌈
June 2, 2018 7:16 pm

Nice article! I think Bluestar is a better leader overall, but I do really like Leopardstar. 🙂


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Tawny / Clover / Ivykit
Tawny / Clover / Ivykit
June 3, 2018 10:42 am

I think Leopardstar is near the top of the best leaders out there. This article really made sense! 😉 🙂

chirpfoot
chirpfoot
June 4, 2018 2:08 pm

Great article I like Bluestar more just because she’s from thunderclan which happens to be my favorite clan. I know I probably shouldn’t judge cats on which clan they come from. And you did show me that Leopardstar is just as good as Bluestar. Honestly its like seeing the cats in a whole new light.


NotQuiteGeorge
NotQuiteGeorge
June 5, 2018 5:11 pm

Mistyfoot and Stonefur are Bluestar’s kits not Greystripe’s 😉 I just thought i’d point it out. Love this tbh tho!


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Light of Falling Star
Light of Falling Star
June 27, 2018 2:02 am
Reply to  NotQuiteGeorge

Ya, Graystripe and Silverstream’s kits were Stormfur and Feathertail.
Glad to help
(Or not.)

Turtle, the Millie and MillieXGray hater.
Turtle, the Millie and MillieXGray hater.
July 21, 2020 9:16 pm

I prefer Bluestar, but I still find Leopardstar very interesting!
Star Wars is awesome

Leopardfrost of MoonClan
Leopardfrost of MoonClan
October 14, 2020 2:52 pm

Well I find that Leopardstar didn’t want to, she just didn’t want to stick out. she always thought the clan would hate her for being a dry-paw as an apprentice

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