The problem with Squirrelflight’s love interests: review of all of her love interests so far by Plipplop

Plipplop takes a look at all potential love interests that Squirrelflight has had over the moons. Who do you imagine her with?

Art by Kiichiii

Hello there, it’s me, Plipplop (A.K.A Plippy the theorist) back here again! Now, you may think that this will be an article where I trash on Bramblestar and try to say that Ashfur would be perfect for her, but that is not the case. I will be reviewing all of her love interests, and see if there really is a good match for her, starting with…
Disclaimer: This is not meant to trash on other people’s opinions, and you’re free to think what you want. This is just my personal opinions on Squirrelflight 🙂
1. Ashfur
Oh boy, where do I begin!? He is TERRIBLE! He is bitter, obsessive, and controlling. He thinks that, although Squirrelflight only was his “mate” for a bit, he still thinks that she belongs to him and should be mates with him. Not to mention he tries to kill her adopted kids and father! Overall, Ashfur is a horrible love interest. Oh yeah, and the other reason this is bad is that Squirrelflight’s mother is Sandstorm. Sandstorm’s mother is Brindleface. Brindleface also had Ashfur and Ferncloud. Ashfur is Squirrelflight’s HALF UNCLE. Think about it… a deranged half uncle tries to push a relationship on his half niece, which has already ended, and when this fails, tries to kill her children, forces their mother to tell them she is not actually her mother, and that their entire life was a lie, which traumatizes them, and then works with a villain to kill Squirrelflight’s father, Firestar. Does that make you angry? Shocked? Horrified? And yet people try to stand up for him, and play the villain card on Squirrelflight. Sure, he does have the right to be upset with Squirrelflight for rejecting her, but that does not give him the right to mess up her life. You don’t see Bristlefrost going on a rampage when Stemleaf rejects her. She was upset, but she does get over it eventually. Squirrelflight is not some innocent angel, as she did lie to her clan to cover up her sister’s crime, but should Ashfur have done what he did? No. Honestly, I’m not even sure it was love. It was infactuation and obsession. Anyways, I’m done with Ashfur. Let’s move on to our next character.

2. Bramblestar
Now, with Bramblestar, Squirrelflight’s mate, this is her happy end. You may argue that she may have argued with him sometimes, and that she did lie about his children being his, but in the end it only made their relationship stronger. Now, the problem that I have with this one is the same as all of the others. Like I mentioned earlier, Squirrelflight was born to Sandstorm and Firestar. Sandstorm was born to Brindleface and Redtail. Now, the problem lies with Redtail this time. He had a lot of siblings, one of them being Leopardfoot. Leopardfoot was with Pinestar, and she gave birth to Nightkit, Mistkit, and Tigerstar. Tigerstar had 2 mates, but he had 2 kits with Goldenflower. Tawnypelt… and Bramblestar. They are cousins. That is my only problem with this couple. It kind of saddens me that Squirrelflight’s only choices for mates are related to her. But, back to Bramblestar and Squirrelflight’s relationship, in the beginning, when Brambleclaw was a young warrior and Squirrelpaw was not yet a warrior, this couple HATED each other, but after they both found their maturity and Squirrelpaw becoming Squirrelflight, going through some rough patches, like the whole Ashfur situation, they found what they were looking for, despite their hard times, and even had kits together! They managed to work past their hard times and make this thing work. EVEN THOUGH THEY WERE COUSINS.

3. Stormfur
I don’t have much to say with this one. This is just a silly crush that somebody had on another. This was never meant to last. Not to mention the whole “they are related” thing. Remember Redtail? Well, one of his many sisters are Willowpelt, and I kid you not, this has been changed in the modern family tree, though that… WILLOWPELT HAD A KIT WITH HER BROTHER! Her son was Graystripe, who was later in a half-clan relationship with Silverstream. The circumstances of his birth must have left him a little bonkers! This resulted in Stormfur and his sister Feathertail. Yet another crush between cousins, except this one was unrequited, with Squirrelpaw not feeling anything towards Stormfur, and that he quickly moved on to Brook. Overall, this “couple” wasn’t ever going to last, had it been a thing.

And last but not least…

4. Shrewpaw
Shrewpaw and Squirrelpaw at the time was just another simple childhood crush we all get. I’m not saying this couple would be bad together, but personally, I think Bramblestar and Squirrelflight were better off together. Not to mention, that… again, they are related… Remember Sandstorm’s parents? Brindleface and Redtail? Brindleface, as you already know, also gave birth to the insane lover uncle and Shrewpaw’s mother, Ferncloud. Not much to say about this couple, other than the fact that Shrewpaw was killed off before he could confess his feelings.

So, yeah! Those are all of Squirrelflight’s love interests and my opinion on them. Let me just ask you guys something. Please, if you for some reason support Ashfur, do not write an entire essay in the comments for me to read. I respect that you guys have opinions, and I want to know that if none of these cats were related to Squirrelflight, who would you want her with? Oh, and one final question. Why does every love interest Squirrelflight has have to be related to her? Just give her a non-creepy relationship! Anyways, this is Plippy the theorist, signing off!

  17 Replies to “The problem with Squirrelflight’s love interests: review of all of her love interests so far by Plipplop”

  1. July 25, 2019 at 1:20 am

    Great article! I love Bramble x Squirrel & kind of don’t mind that they’re like 2nd cousins or something like that. Honestly in Warriors, every cat is related

    • Marblepaw/Marbleshadow
      March 25, 2020 at 10:38 pm

      Okay. Wow. So, I was not aware of this before. So apparently a lot of cats have mates who are sisters or brothers or related in some way. That is so weird! But great article!

  2. Plipplop (Snowpuff)
    July 25, 2019 at 1:26 am

    Oof…. how was this article?

    Snowpuff for senior warrior!

    • Sunpaw
      July 25, 2019 at 1:46 am

      Friendly reminder that literally everyone in ThunderClan is related to each other in some way.

      Also, the thing about not writing essays in the comments. People, you do not need to write an entire college paper on why this ship is better than this ship or why this character is just misunderstood.

      Thank you for coming to my TED Talk.

    • Puddlepaw (formerly Orchidpaw + Nightpaw)
      July 28, 2019 at 2:42 pm

      I really enjoyed this article! I definitely agree with everything on it. The clan cats are pretty much all related to each other at this point so can’t really help that 😛
      Anyway, keep it up!

  3. mellowix
    July 25, 2019 at 10:11 am

    If I had to pick one of the canon love interests , it would be Brambleclaw. Shrewpaw died far too early on and I’m unsure if it’s confirmed he has a crush. However, this is also why I like the ThornclawXSquirrelflight, he’s basically a less extreme Brambleclaw – Hopefully their relationship would be far less problematic. Thornclaw actually ended up with a Blossomfall, who has a somewhat similar personality to Squirrelflight.

    - Mellowix

  4. Plipplop (Snowpuff)
    July 25, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    I…. am shooketh… I DON’T THINK THEY ARE RELATED! WOO!

    Snowpuff for senior warrior!

    • Sunpaw
      July 26, 2019 at 3:36 am

      Thornclaw is the son of Frostfur, who is the sister to Brindleface, Squirrelflight’s grandmother. So, yes, they’re related.

      Sorry, unless you were talking about someone else.

      • Plipplop (Snowpuff)
        July 26, 2019 at 5:17 pm

        … DANG IT!

        Snowpuff for senior warrior!

  5. July 25, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Honestly, at this point, every cat is related to another cat in some way and it just can’t be helped at this point 😛 And cats don’t really care or keep track 😛 Soo… yeah. No ship is going to be non-related in some way 😛 Unless they’re from different clans or a rogue, loner, or kittypet 😛 The sad sad truth… But at least it’s not like… Brother and sister or anything like that 😛 (I know Graystripe’s parents but I think that was a mistake rip 😛 )


  6. Silvs
    July 26, 2019 at 3:14 am

    This is a really well written article! I agree with you on everything!

  7. Plipplop (Snowpuff)
    July 29, 2019 at 2:06 am

    Jessy x Squirrelflight for life. Not related, check.

    Snowpuff for senior warrior!

  8. Violetpaw
    August 1, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Remember Ivypool and Fernsong? They were related and still managed to be the best ship in the whole of ThunderClan!

  9. June 15, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    I think I might be the only one in the world who thinks Storm x Squirrel would be kinda cute

    Whovian Alert

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