Creekdapple shares a few leaders they wouldn’t mind living under. Do any of them appeal to you?
Throughout the history of the Clans, there have been many leaders, some good, some bad. Everyone has their preferences, and these are the four that I would most like to live under. (I would have done top 5, but I just couldn’t think of anyone else)
#4: Pinestar. He did betray his Clan by becoming a kittypet, (which I will defend his reasoning until the end of the Earth) but before that, I think he was a pretty good leader. He was a peaceful cat, and wouldn’t go into battle unless he felt he had no other choice. I also like how he interacted with his Clanmates, being friendly and involved and generally just “one of the warriors”. He was not afraid of luxury as long as everyone got to enjoy it, as some Clan cats seem to be.
#3: Firestar. Though I don’t much care for his character, which is sort of underdeveloped and generic, I think he made a good leader. He was generous and friendly to his Clan, and always sought peaceful solutions with the other Clans. Many times, he managed to help bring the four Clans to work together, (which was definitely helped by precedents from the Great Journey) though he was sometimes seen as too interventionist.
#2: Mistystar. Mistystar was always reasonable and diplomatic, seeking peaceful solutions to interClan disputes. (And this is getting to be a theme here…) She’s also clearly proud of RiverClan and is, from what I can tell, pretty involved with her Clanmates. I love her interaction with the apprentices in ‘The Rushpaw Splash’ story from Battles of the Clans, (I don’t know if anyone knows that) which I think perfectly illustrates her close relationship with the rest of her Clan.
And finally, my #1 favorite leader is: Riverstar. He is also one of my favorite characters. I haven’t seen much of his leadership in action, but I know he’s calm and wise, and he is described to be generous with his own Clan but highly unconcerned with the others. He’s pretty impartial and seems to make decisions with little bias, which I think is a good quality in a leader, but one thing he is passionate about is making sure everyone is safe and prosperous.
Oh, and my least favorite Clan leader? Skystar. I could rant on about him, but for now I’ll just say that he was indirectly responsible for probably the most deaths of anyone in the series, (by establishing arbitrary boundaries and giving the Clans something to spill unnecessary blood over) he was a jerk to practically all his kin, and even after he “reformed” he still tried to act like he knew what was best all the time, even when he was being illogical and even after he himself admitted he needed someone to tell him what to do.