Katamatics shows reasons why Breezepelt isn’t very likeable through his actions. Spoilers for OOTS!
This article is meant to show why I believe Breezepelt is not misunderstood like so many think he is. *SPOILERS*
Breezepelt is a cat seen throughout Warriors as mean or even downright evil, I’ve read only the main series about Crowfeather and Breezepelt and nothing else. As I was reading I have felt a slight pang of pity for Breezepelt but never have I thought that anything he did was in any way okay.
One of the main reasons Breezepelt acted up was Crowfeather’s relation with him. Breezepaw was a snappy bossy cat from the start, it was mentioned that he even told the older more experienced apprentices what to do, but Heatherpaw also said that he was good fun if you caught him at a good time.
Many say that he was disowned or even abused by Crowfeather, but at the daylight gathering, after he gets freed from the collapsed badger set Crowfeather is trying to help carry him but Nightcloud refuses his help. This shows that Crowfeather really did care for his son.
When Onestar later on forces Breezepaw to go on a mission with Crowfeather both cats didn’t seem to happy about it, on the trip Breezepaw continues to be a brat towards Purdy and the other apprentices, he also simply ignores and doesn’t listen to Crowfeather. After Breezepaw catches a huge rabbit, Crowfeather simply ignores him, this doesn’t mean he doesn’t love Breezepaw by the way.
Time goes on and Breezepaw helps save some kits in the flooding tunnels, even I have to admit this is good of him.
After Hollyleaf reveals to the clans that Leafpool and Crowfeather are her and her Brothers parents and not Brambleclaw and Squirrelflights. Crowfeather then says that he has one mate and one kit, this shows that he does love Breezepelt and Nightcloud.
Afterward, he simply tries to kill Poppyfrost and Jayfeather. Because why not and revenge.
He then trains in the dark forest and swears revenge on all the cats that betrayed him all the cats in the dark forest were tricked into coming in hoping to be stronger for there clan, but Breezepelt just wanted to hurt or maybe even kill his enemies, including the 3 (Lionblaze, Jayfeather, and Hollyleaf) as well as Crowfeather.
When he finds Lionblaze at the great battle he tries to kill him, teasing him over Hollyleaf being dead, Crowfeather later stops him. Breezepelt thinks this means he hates him when he legit says “I never hated you…”
This shows that Breezepelt only wanted to cause death and destruction. Yes, Crowfeather sometimes ignored him but that is far from neglect.
Breezepelt is a brat, he is rude, selfless and dangerous, sometimes I must agree that his father ignoring him was part of it but at the same time the hate for his Thunderclan kin is all pure from his heart. Crowfeather never hated Breezepelt, it was Nightcloud that encouraged it and Crowfeather did nothing to stop it.
This is about people thinking it is Crowfeathers fault that dear Breezy is ruthless, not that Breezepelt THINKS that his father disowns or hates him, and us the reader should know that. (I except and encourage others opinions)