Characters who deserve more credit by Lilypaw

Lilypaw lists some cats who should’ve gotten more recognition in the series.

Art by Marshcold

Hiya! Welcome to my *counts* SECOND article!
In this article, I will be talking about some minor characters who had potential to be super fantabulous. MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!

Ok, we’re going to start with…
WHITEWING: She was a really underrated character! She was an apprentice for a ridiculously long time.
In Firestar’s Quest, she is OLDER than Squirrelflight and Leafpool. By a good few moons.
By Leafpool’s Wish, STILL AN APPRENTICE. Leafpool has graduated medicine cat training. In case you didn’t know, medicine cats take ages to train.
Whitewing must be so patient to wait that long. Yet she is basically not mentioned at all.
She is such a good mother to Dovekit and Ivykit, but is forgotten about for books in OotS. Not fair.

Next up, we have one of my favourite characters, who doesn’t get much credit. We have…
BRACKENFUR: I understand that Brackenfur IS often mentioned in the books, but he deserves to be in them as much as Dovewing (autocorrects to Covering) is.
His sister Cinderpaw was injured at a young age, leaving him training alone. His other littermates, Thornkit and Brightkit were for some reason not apprenticed with him. His mentor (Greystripe) was off having a good time with his girlfriend. Fireheart was always in the med den with Cinderpaw.
And then, just to top it off, his aunt died.
In the next arc, he was training Whitepaw. You have already heard about how long she was apprenticed for.
Her training probably took time that could have been sent with his mate, Sorreltail.
Finally, Whitepaw becomes Whitewing. His mate kits. His sister dies. His only son dies.
By the end of the arc, one of his daughters dies.
End of the next arc. His daughter has two kits, who try to kill ‘traitors’. His mate dies. His youngest daughter dies.
The poor guy.
FERNCLOUD: As an apprentice, her mother dies. Her mentor is exiled. Her life has been pretty grim so far, until she falls in love with Dustpelt. I mean, who DOESN’T ship those two?
Start of the New Prophecy arc. She has two kits! YAY! Shrewkit and Spiderkit! Soon, they are apprentices! Wahoo! Life is good for Ferncloud.
Soon, Shrewpaw dies. Spiderpaw is stricken. So are his parents.
Ferocious soon has another litter of kits. Two die. Welp, that went badly.
One survives, and becomes obnoxious.
Next arc in, and with it (another) litter of kits for Ferncloud! These ones survive one arc, before Foxleap dies of infection and Icecloud of greencough. Spiderleg goes down with her.
Ferncloud is brutally killed by Brokenstar in the final battle with the Dark Forest. BIrchfall was on their side until the last minute.
Dustpelt is crushed. His mate is dead.
Soon, he joins her. Pretty much all of their kits are dead besides Birchfall.
I hope you enjoyed this! I might make a part 2, but until then, an revoir!

  17 Replies to “Characters who deserve more credit by Lilypaw”

  1. August 28, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    Nice article!

    Star Wars And Cats

  2. Foxtail (Foxie)
    August 28, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    I agree with all of these characters, especially Whitewing and Ferncloud! (I love Brackenfur but I think we’ve had enough articles and comments about why he’s underrated πŸ˜›)

    Faith it 'til you make it

  3. August 28, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    I agree with Whitewing especially! We literally NEVER hear of her! πŸ™
    Nice article! πŸ™‚

    Where are the avocados?

  4. August 29, 2018 at 12:53 am

    I really, really agree with Brackenfur and Ferncloud. Especially Brackenfur. He’s my absolute favorite character of all time! πŸ˜€

    love lasts forever

  5. Light of Falling Star (Lightfall)
    August 29, 2018 at 2:21 am

    Who else shipped DoveXBirch from the beginning?

    • Dawn of the Ember Solstice (Emberdawn)
      August 29, 2018 at 2:30 am

      Isn’t Birchfall her father…? πŸ˜› Or is there another Dove-/Birch- character I don’t know about

      Moderator, BlogClan's Deputy

    • Butterflyflower
      August 29, 2018 at 6:48 pm

      You mean BirchxWhite, right? πŸ˜› (I do ship BirchxWhite!)

  6. August 29, 2018 at 4:16 am

    I agree with you πŸ˜†! Especially about Ferncloud 😺. In my opinion, *spoilers for DOTC* Sun Shadow is very underrated too and he deserves more love πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰.

    !!Running for senior warrior!!

  7. Starstripe
    August 29, 2018 at 11:09 am

    THANK YOU!!!!! Brackenfur is literally one of my favourite characters. Actually no, he might even be my favourite character. I think he suffered so much, yet was such a good warrior, and such a good mate and father, and Whitewing and ferncloud too, definitely deserve some credit. Also, very well written article, well done!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜»πŸ˜»

  8. Adiere de primăvară
    August 30, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    Brackenfur is one of my favorite characters. Honest to be, however, I would like him to die in the Ragging Storm. I can not imagine him as an elder who does nothing. I think it would be better for him to join Sorreltail and his kits. I also agree with Whitewing. He has been trained for too long. I’m surprised she did not look for a pack of dogs to fight.

    A cat who loves the fish!

  9. moondapple
    October 2, 2018 at 12:44 am

    I agree with all of these except Brackenfur, Brackenfur already has a lot f recognition. But great article!

    dingus bloodclan cat

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