Cloverstream takes a look at some of the mothers in the series.
Okay, so I have been reading lots of articles on the worst mothers in Warriors. There are some I agree with, some I don’t really, and some that I just don’t understand. So here is Queens of the Clans: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!
Palebird: Okay, I know Palebird received a lot of hate for getting another mate after Sandgorse died. But it isn’t really her fault. According to a BlogClanner named Brindlefern (kudos to her for the awesome-kinda-not-really-but-pretty-neat facts), Palebird suffers from postpartum (AKA postnatal) depression (PPD). In an excerpt Brindlefern left in a comment from Wikipedia, Postpartum is “a type of mood disorder associated with childbirth, which can affect both sexes. Symptoms may include extreme sadness, low energy, anxiety, crying episodes, irritability, and changes in sleeping or eating patterns. Onset is typically between one week and one month following childbirth. PPD can also negatively affect the newborn child.” Palebird was somewhat ignored by Sandgorse, and her kit Finchkit died, as well as Talltail leaving WindClan to seek revenge on Sparrow. She has every right to get a new mate and one that actually cared for her. The reason why most people dislike Palebird is that the story is written from Talltail’s perspective when he was still a naive young warrior. I’m sure Tallstar now sees reason and has already forgiven his mother.
Bluestar: I bet every cat’s thinking, “Well, DUH, Bluestar’s on this list. She’s obvi a role model!” Well, that’s basically it. Bluestar cared for her children since the day they were born, and when it came to giving her kits away, she made sure they were raised safely in RiverClan. Having half-blood kits also taught her sympathy and compassion as a leader. She showed these traits when she conversed with Mistyfoot about RiverClan’s troubles, and when she found out about Graystripe and Silverstream’s kits. She also displayed courage when she led the dogs into the gorge to save her kits and her Clan.
Millie: I know a lot of people who can’t stand Millie. @CrazystarThunderClan on Wattpad wrote one whole book on killing her, for StarClan’s sake (No offense tho, I loved 101 Ways to Kill a Cat)! But Millie has a right to worry about Briarlight. She’s crippled, after all. I do still believe, that she could have paid a little more attention to her other children. Blossomfall was insecure, plus she was constantly scolded by Millie, and look what happened to her? She ended up in the Dark Forest! Bumblestripe was having love issues (*cough cough* Dovewing), and guess what? Millie was caring for Briarlight so much she had no idea about the love tensions. But in reality, Millie does get too much hate. If my kit was crippled, I’m sure I would be worried to the Dark Forest!
Nightcloud: Nightcloud deserved more attention from Crowfeather. I mean, he was way too upset about Leafpool’s choice to be a medicine cat to care about his new mate and kit. But the smart thing for Nightcloud to do would be to have a talk with Crowfeather about her feelings, and they might have had a better relationship. But what did she do? She influenced her son to hate his father and his half-siblings. I suppose the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. (And yes, I can use this idiom because apples exist in the Warrior Cat world, apparently)
Lizardstripe: Lizardstripe was a terrible mother right from the start. She hated her own kits more than Brokenkit, her foster kit, and even HE was despised by her. I mean, you have every right to not fully love the kit you foster, but your own kits? They weren’t any more than a burden to her. Honestly, if Lizardface (I officially name her that because she deserves it) had raised Brokenkit with love, he would probably turn out to be less of a male Lizardface Jr. (Even though if he was nice, the first Warriors series would have no plot)
Rainflower: Okay, Rainflower legitimately sucks to the Dark Forest. Who rejects their kit just because his face is injured? Read Wonder by RJ Palacio, Rainflower. Although, I doubt she has enough cells in her yew-sized brain to read even half a word. I’m way too tired to continue ranting on and on about her bad traits. If you want to, you can help me finish the rant in the comments.
That’s about it for today. I hope you like listening to me ramble about she-cats for 50 moons. Wait… THE WORD COUNTER SAYS MY ARTICLE’S READING LEVEL IS COLLEGE!!!!! WHAT IN THE DARK FOREST IS GOING ON??????!!!!!!!
Okay, goodbye my fellow warriors. May BlogClan light your path and don’t forget to eat nachos every day 😜