Ivystone lists their least favourite characters in the series. Spoilers for AVOS!
Hi, Ivystone here and I’m here to share my least favorite Warriors characters! Positive, I know. I do get quite salty in here, as I despise these characters to no end. Anyways, let’s start with number 5:
Number 5: Leafpool
Okay, I know some of you will come at me for this but hear me out. Leafpool is really annoying for me. Why? Well, she constantly gripes about breaking up with Crowfeather, when it was her decision to break up with him in the first place. She then hides the fact that they had kits, leading up to even more drama in the end of Power of Three and Omen of the Stars. Leafpool brought all this drama upon herself, and brought more on it because she decided to hide the important information of her having his kits. Leafpool’s behavior really irks me, as the majority is “Oh, woe is me, I’m so pitiful!” No. Leafpool brought all of this upon herself, but even then she barely got punished for it. ThunderClan/Firestar barely punished her, she only got the equivalent to a slap on the wrist. Yet Crowfeather becomes an outcast within his own Clan for running away from WindClan with Leafpool. I don’t get how I’m supposed to feel sympathy for Leafpool, as she ruined many other’s lives because of her mistake. (As in Crowfeather, Squirrelflight, Brambleclaw/star, Jayfeather, Lionblaze, Hollyleaf, etc) Don’t even get me started on the mistake that was LeafxCrow.
Number 4: Ashfur
I hate Ashfur. Yes, I’m aware hate is a strong word. Yes, my feelings on Ashfur are very strong. I don’t get how people label him as ‘misunderstood’ or ‘good cat’ at all. If he was misunderstood, that was in the first arc. The arcs we’re talking about are The New Prophecy and Power of Three, and he’s not misunderstood in those arcs. And if he was a good cat, there are several things that he could’ve done to redeem himself. For one, he could’ve accepted that Squirrelflight viewed him as a friend and stayed friends with her. He didn’t have to throw a fit about it. And in PoT, that battle between Ashfur and Lionpaw was unnecessary and uncalled for. Sure, it was partially Lionpaw’s fault but Ashfur should’ve known better as well. And I faintly remember a scene where Ashfur and Lionblaze actually fight after that part of the book. (Like, after Lionblaze was a warrior.) Firestar had to break it up as well. Not to mention the fire scene in Long Shadows, where he tried to kill three Clanmates- one a well respected medicine cat and the other two being strong warriors of ThunderClan. Then he tried to kill Firestar, his Clan leader, because he’s upset that Squirrelflight ‘rejected’ him. Obviously, Ashfur is completely selfish and doesn’t care what his actions do to affect others and his Clan, the Clan that respects him and is supposed to be his family. All he cares about himself.
Number 3: Sleekwhisker
So I really don’t like Sleekwhisker. At all. First off, her motives were never really clear. In River of Fire, we’re told that she was “miserable in ShadowClan”. I don’t get this at all, seeing as she stated this to Rowanstar, Tawnypelt, and Violetshine who have way more of a reason to be miserable than her. She said this to Rowanstar as she held his mate and Yarrowleaf’s innocent kits hostage while Rowanstar clearly hated himself and grew up with terrors Sleekwhisker could never imagine. (For example, Rowanstar grew up in the era of Tigerclaw/star. At the time he was an apprentice.) She said this to Tawnypelt, who’s been living her life around cats who believe her to be disloyal or always thinking about her murderous and evil father, Tigerclaw/star. How she said this to Violetshine, who was emotionally and mentally manipulated most of her life, separated from her only sister, being judged, and having to witness murders at such a young age that no cat should witness. Not to mention how Sleekwhisker bullied Violetshine as a kit when it was very clear that Violetshine wasn’t happy in ShadowClan and that no cat seemed to care about her. Her being ‘miserable’ is like blaming a crippled veteran when you have a stubbed toe.
Number 2: Onestar
Okay, he was a strong leader, I’ll give him that. But his behavior throughout the series? Nope. A big nope. In Eclipse (I think that was the book) he and Leopardstar team up to attack ThunderClan because of their impure blood. Why?? It wasn’t any of his business to begin with, and he’s basically attacking ThunderClan out of hate. Leopardstar is bad for even considering doing this with him, but I’m talking about Onestar. Afterwards, he spits out hatred for ThunderClan the rest of the series. Just because he was afraid of being weak it doesn’t mean that he wasn’t wrong for these actions. In Crowfeather’s Trial, he just gets even worse. He puts his pride above helping ThunderClan with the stoats, and if I’m correct he said that he wanted the stoats on ThunderClan territory. Why? Because he hates ThunderClan. During his meeting with Bramblestar, he brought up Bramblestar’s father, Tigerstar to rub salt in old wounds. Why was that necessary? Why? And during Crowfeather’s Trial, his Clan was constantly shown to have mixed feelings on his decisions. Onestar also decided to exile Crowfeather because Onestar knew he was in the wrong, for a watered down summary of what happened. And in Thunder and Shadow, ShadowClan is suffering from an outbreak of yellowcough, and lungwort is the cure. The only problem is that it only grows on the moors, which is WindClan’s home. ShadowClan is dying. They’re desperate. So, what does Onestar decide to do, like the responsible leader he is? He decides not to share the herbs and in the process, more cats die. His own deputy, Harespring/star ends up betraying his leader to take the lungwort to ShadowClan. Onestar’s sacrifice and confession doesn’t help my opinion on him change one bit. He made major mistakes, mistakes that can’t be so easily forgiven. Harestar is a refreshing leader for WindClan compared to Onestar.
Before I go on to my extremely controversial hated character, here’s my honorable mentions! Or dishonorable? I dunno, whatever:
Finleap (See my posts in the TRS spoiler page if you’re curious as to why I hate him so much. Spoilers at your own risk.)
Number 1: Ivypool
Oh boy, y’all are going to hate me for this. If you’ve seen me around BlogClan and seen my posts, then you’d eventually get the fact that I hate Ivypool. Yes, that dislike has turned into hate now. Why? First off, Ivypool’s overly rude to Dovewing in OotS/AVoS and is cold and spiteful to other cats as well. Most of her character revolves around being angry at Dovewing for something Dovewing can’t control at all. Just think about it. Every situation she’s in during OotS is about her being angry with Dovewing. First she’s jealous of Dovewing because Dovewing’s getting more attention than her. Then she joins the Dark Forest because she’s jealous of Dovewing. Then she gets in a fight with Dovewing because Dovewing likes Tigerheart and Ivypool hates that. Then she gets kitnapped because she followed Dovewing out of camp (Which is her own fault in the first place!). Then in AVoS, she doesn’t want Twigbranch to go find SkyClan because she doesn’t want Dovewing and Tigerheart going together. The list goes on and on… This makes Ivypool come off as a control freak. It’s like Dovewing has to meet these certain standards, otherwise Ivypool just can’t accept Dovewing for who she is. Yes, Dovewing broke the code but really, Ivypool was overly rude to Dovewing about everything. Once Dovewing and Tigerheart stopped meeting, Ivypool didn’t go “oh thank StarClan my sister won’t be hurt and tired everyday”, she was bragging about how right she was and hurting Dovewing in the process. Ivypool doesn’t seem to care one bit how Dovewing feels, everything has to be exactly how Ivypool wants it. During their separation of each other, at least Dovewing tried. Ivypool pushed Dovewing away, and was basically dooming herself from the start In Tigerheart’s Shadow, Dovewing was going to leave ThunderClan with her unborn kits and Ivypool basically says “I’ll only talk to my sister if you and her break up”. So Ivypool would rather her sister leave ThunderClan because Dovewing and Tigerheart are still together? Her entire logic is messed up right there. And her spying? No- that wasn’t even good ‘spying’ if you want to consider it that. Ivypool avoided giving away information to Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Dovewing when she was supposed to. Yes, Ivypool was pretty much forced to do it but she also agreed to it as well. She broke her promise to spy, and didn’t say anything until either The Forgotten Warrior or The Last Hope, I forgot which. This means that she had all these chances to help with the battle and actually prove she was spying and help save the Clans, but instead she decided that her own personal opinions/bias was waaaaaaaaaay more important than the lives of many cats. Ivypool’s always wanted to be special, but once she has a fate changing role to play she backs out of it? Now that’s what I call cowardly. Sure, Ivypool had to face the nightmares of the Dark Forest each night but so did other cats. Ivypool was never a good spy in the first place. She wasn’t a good sister either. But even then, she wasn’t the only spy. Tigerheart was spying too, so he probably could’ve given Dovewing information once they trusted each other enough with their secrets. We don’t know what could’ve happened, because Ivypool thinks of her opinions to be above everyone else’s and forces them on Dovewing. And Ivypool spying wasn’t even needed! Dovewing herself could’ve spied in what goes on in the Dark Forest in the afterlife! So Ivypool didn’t really play a vital role in the Clan’s survival either. But wait, there’s one more major thing I want to talk about that’s somewhat related to Ivypool. I hate IvyxBlossom. It’s toxic and unneeded- just because it’s not heterosexual it doesn’t mean it’s healthy. Blossomfall bullied Ivypool for almost the entire first half of OotS, and just because she supported Ivy once it doesn’t mean that they’re friends. It means they’ve moved on and forgiven each other. (Sorry about adding that last bit, but I just hate both of those characters and the ship itself so much)
Alright, so come at me if you dare, Leafpool/Ashfur/Sleekwhisker/Onestar/Ivypool fans. Any evidence you give me won’t change my mind, as I hate all five with burning passion (but I respect your opinions, I’ll just never agree with you on them is all). Anyways, do any of you agree? Or do you disagree, but see the point I’m making in this article? This was Ivystone, and I’m out.