Marrowfrost’s Least Favorite Characters in Warriors

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Marrowfrost lists their least favourite characters in the series. Spoilers for AVOS!

Hi, Marrowfrost 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.)
Star Flower

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 Marrowfrost, and I’m out.

  40 Replies to “Marrowfrost’s Least Favorite Characters in Warriors”

  1. Mintstorm
    January 12, 2019 at 2:18 am

    I agree with some of your points but I think you might be a bit unfair with Leafpool. First of all, yes, it was her choice, but it doesn’t mean she can’t regret what she has lost. The point of choices is that they are hard to make and that you will always lose something and it’s normal to see her grieve like that.
    Then she knew that her kits would have a better life as the deputy’s and leader’s daughter’s children than as the half-clan kits born to a medicine cat. Thunderclan cats are great but they can be quite unforgiving towards half-clan cats. Look at how Stormfur was considered by some cat in his father’s clan !
    Of course, at that time she was also Thunderclan’s only medicine cat and responsible for a part of Willowpaw’s training. She couldn’t just choose to stop being a medicine cat.

    • Hazelsong
      January 12, 2019 at 3:03 am

      However, she never really seemed to take responsibility for her actions or own up to her actions. I’ve never liked her since she first appeared, so that’s also factor. I’ve always seen Leafpool as a whiny/spoiled brat; even if it is just a little bit. That’s why I’m so harsh with her. She honestly acted like everyone should pity her at some certain points in the arcs so that fueled some rage with me there as well.

      I slightly disagree with you on ThunderClan, though- they had Firestar as leader and Firestar is a fairly forgiving leader. He let cats with no Clan blood in, and he let Stormfur and Brook in. He wouldn’t turn away three kits just because they’re half-Clan, and he wouldn’t exile the only medicine cat of the Clan. Instead he would most likely take in the three and have Leafpool raise them, and Leafpool looses her rank. ThunderClan can either ask for assistance from another Clan or Brightheart could be the replacement med cat until another is fully trained. But like you said, that was really only one cat. And that one cat probably was against kittypets, loners, rogues, etc so it doesn’t really matter if they have a natural hatred anyways, because it’s something that most likely will never be changed (I have a feeling you’re talking about Spiderleg). With Willowpaw’s training, there were also medicine cats in other Clans that could help and StarClan also played a small role in helping. I’m sure another medicine cat could help her or the more likely option would be that a former medicine cat from StarClan could help her. Leafpool didn’t have to be the one to teach Willowshine.

      • Mintstorm
        January 12, 2019 at 8:17 pm

        Yes Firestar changed a lot of things. Still, half-clan cats aren’t generally well accepted by the other clans and their life would have been more complicated. Also, Crowfeather would have been even excluded if his clan had known about his kits from the beginning.
        On the other hand, I agree with the fact that she never feels responsible for her actions. It reminds me of the Last Hope, when Bramblestar gets angry and she tells him that the only thing that matters is how her kits were accepted by the clan, that it is not about them at all. It’s easy to say, she wasn’t the one to be betrayed by her mate.
        So I understand your point and I don’t always appreciate Leafpool, but sometimes people can be a bit unfair with her.

  2. January 12, 2019 at 5:37 am

    Oh boy, my lovely controversial article that shall explode in (I predict) a day or so most likely. 😛
    Don’t worry I have a more positive article coming out next month so then you can hear me squeal about my favorite characters instead of complain about the ones I hate. (And I’ve found more things I dislike about Ivypool, so there’s that too)

    uSE thY lIMBs tO uNMotIOn

  3. Adopt An Orphan Foxie This Year
    January 12, 2019 at 6:21 am

    Oh my gosh someone actually understands why Leafpool and Ivypool are just….no. Just no. I dislike Leafpool because Squirrelflight is so much better but also because Leafpool brought all this drama upon herself. Yes her kits needed to be born but the Three (part of the Three) could have been born to another cat.

    Also yes Ivypool!! Thank you for bringing her up! Honestly I think she’s overrated. Squirrelflight HELPED her sister even when she disapproved of LeafxCrow whereas Ivypool is non-supportive at all and literally tried to control Dovewing’s life (her and Tigerheart). Squirrelflight a much better sister than Ivypool was to hers. Because even when Leafpool made Squirrelflight’s life sort of miserable with all that drama, Squirrelflight still stood by her sister’s side. This I did not see Ivypool do. Also Ivypool is just rude…..but yeah anyway enough of my rambling lol.

    Sorry Ivypool and Leafpool lovers! (pls don’t hate me)

    Faith it 'til you make it

    • Wishpaw
      January 12, 2019 at 5:04 pm

      Off topic but why has the suffix -pool only been given under special circumstances? Really! Graypool’s name was requested by her mother, Leafpool got it for discovering the Moonpool, and I heard that Ivypool was named after one of the Erin’s friends Ivy Poole.

      • Adopt An Orphan Foxie This Year
        January 12, 2019 at 10:29 pm

        Lol I have no idea 😛 There are other cats with that suffix though like Rileypool and….well that’s it 😛 (I can’t think of any more at the moment)

        Faith it 'til you make it

  4. Emberblaze
    January 12, 2019 at 7:37 am

    Hear hear, I finally found someone that doesn’t love Ivypool. I think Ivypool is meh, I don’t really care about her.

    Well Done ~The Afters

  5. Creekdapple
    January 12, 2019 at 8:12 am

    Interesting points. One thing I’m pretty sure you missed was that Onestar wasn’t just attacking ThunderClan for having impure blood, he was attacking because they didn’t help WindClan when WindClan needed help, though as I recall there wasn’t really any way for them to know, so that doesn’t make Onestar’s actions much better.

  6. January 12, 2019 at 8:13 am

    *sits in the corner, tapping watch*

    Oh what was that ?
    Why am I not defending Onestar ?
    Because I wrote a whole article on him and I’m not bothered to defend him twice 😛 he’s not a good cat, but he is a very interesting character, andwhen you look closer, peer pressure may be what’s the blame for his change
    (Oof I won’t expalin that much though)
    At this point, you dislike loads of my favourite characters, but I’m used to that
    I tend to enjoy reading incredibly flawed characters, which leads to them being some of my favourites, so I completely understand why some people dislike the characters I love !
    (Oof yeah I’m too tired to defend my faves 😛 )

    Somewhere that’s Green

    • January 12, 2019 at 7:34 pm

      Onestar is a very interesting cat though, I’ll say that much in his defense 😛

      uSE thY lIMBs tO uNMotIOn

    • Butterflyflower
      January 12, 2019 at 8:23 pm

      I like Onestar too! 🙂

      • Adopt An Orphan Foxie This Year
        January 12, 2019 at 10:30 pm

        Ooh I’d like to read your article Maple! I mean I probably have but I’d like to read it again 😛 (if you could put the link here)

        Faith it 'til you make it

  7. January 12, 2019 at 10:18 am

    I can defiantly agree with Ashfur and leafpool, I hate them too. I can’t really give my stance on Sleekwhisker because I haven’t read AVoS yet, and while I like Ivypool I do think that she’s overly glorified by the fandom.


  8. Brightpaw (pool)
    January 12, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    I agree with almost all of these! Sleekwhisker has always annoyed me (and so has Needletail, but I like her better because she’s an interesting character), and I thank you SO MUCH for bringing her up! And there is f i n a l l y someone who doesn’t worship Ivypool! This is a wonderful article!

    • Adopt An Orphan Foxie This Year
      January 12, 2019 at 10:31 pm

      Ikr Ivypool is like worshipped by everyone 😛 It’s nice to find others like me lol (with my opinion)

      Faith it 'til you make it

  9. Wishpaw
    January 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Don’t hurt me, but I like Ivypool. She’s really relatable in her jealousy. I know, because I have 5 siblings (one not even born yet, technically.)

  10. Butterflyflower
    January 12, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Leafpool – she isn’t one of my favorites, and I prefer Squirrelflight, but I still like her because even though she has flaws, she’s a nice car in general, and it’s better that she does have some flaws than if she was totally perfect. (And despite the fact that I prefer Squirrelflight, I think, personality wise, I’m a bit more like Leafpool.)

    Ashfur – I agree with you on him, but I wouldn’t mind him as a villain.

    Sleekwhisker – I really love her as a villain, and I think she’s a lot like Bellatrix from Harry Potter! 😛

    Onestar – I think he did horrible things and just all around acted badly, so I understand why a lot of people don’t like him, but I think he’s an interesting character, and honestly, when it comes to his redemption, I do really like how he actually admitted what he did and that it was wrong, because I think his biggest flaw is his pride (which quite a lot of these characters have, but Onestar might be one who has it even more), which is probably why he acted that way with Crowfeather and never said anything about himself, but when he finally admitted it all to all the Clan cats, I think it really shows a lot, because it must have been really hard for a cat like him to do that, so that’s just the one things that I really have to kind of admire about him. And then when it comes to his whole sacrifice, people say Onestar’s death didn’t make up for everything that he did, but my biggest question would be “Do you think that Darth Vader’s sacrifice made up for what he did?” because Darth Vader did way worse things than Onestar, and he redeemed himself by sacrificing his life, and no one really says that it wasn’t enough, but people say that about other characters who didn’t even do as bad things but also did something to make up for them. Anyway, I’m not trying to say everyone has to like Onestar, but I just really wanted to make a point about Darth Vader being redeemed, because if he can be redeemed, then who can’t?

    Ivypool – you might already know what I think of her. I do agree with a lot of your points, and I prefer Dovewing, and I don’t understand why so many people say “Dovewing didn’t care about Ivypool!” when she obviously did. (Some even say she didn’t care about Hollyleaf, but she barely even knew Hollyleaf! And I’m sure she did care about Hollyleaf in general as a Clanmate.) And everyone loving Ivypool for risking her life in the Dark Forest but hating Dovewing because she “didn’t do anything!” even though she did, or also Tigerheart, even though he did the same thing as Ivypool but gets a lot of hate anyway. I do, however, like Ivypool, because I think she’s an interesting character. I just like both Ivypool AND Dovewing, but I prefer Dovewing. 🙂

    Anyway, those are just my opinions. 🙂

    • Adopt An Orphan Foxie This Year
      January 12, 2019 at 10:35 pm

      I agree with all of this! I don’t HATE Ivypool but I do think she’s overrated and I prefer Dovewing 🙂

      Faith it 'til you make it

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