Unnecessary events in the main arc by Quietstream

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Quietstream talks events they believe weren’t necessary to the series. Do you agree?

Hey, I’m Quietstream. Today I’ll be looking at three events that I think were unnecessary. Thanks for clicking! (This is all in my opinion!)

1.Ashfur-attemted murder. Ashfur was a non mainstream character and was mostly in the background in the first and the start of the second series. He was a quiet and loyal warrior to Thunderclan and was very beneficial in the support of Firestar. His love for Squirrelflight was evident in the second series, his hurt when Squirrelflight turned to loving Bramblestar huge. I feel like it faded away until the third series when he committed attempted murder. It came when there was a fire in camp and he cornered Squirrelflight, Jayfeather, Hollyleaf and Lionblaze. With no other option, Squirrelflight revealed that they were not her kits and thus she did not care for them. Fearing he might tell everyone, Hollyleaf killed Ashfur at the Windclan border. Later on, Jayfeather sees Ashfur in Starclan and asks Yellowfang why he is there, she replies with “His only fault was loving too much”. The attempted murder was overboard, who is going to kill their former lover and their former lovers kits?

2.Longtail-Rejection. Once Tigerstar is leader of Shadowclan, he feeds a pack of dogs and tries to lead them to kill Thunderclan. Longtail sees this and tries to tell Firestar. Fireheart dismisses him. Longtail goes to tell Whitestorm while Fireheart realizes he should have listened so he goes over. Longtail is very bitter but he accepts Firehearts apology and continues to tell them about the pack. This information proves crucial to the protection of Thunderclan. Had Fireheart just listened to Longtail then they would have much more time to plan against the pack and possibly stopped the death of Bluestar.

3.Larchkit/Hollykit-Dying. When Brambleclaw, Squirrelflight, Feathertail, Stormfur, Tawnypelt and Crowfeather go on the journey to sundrown-place, they leave their clans without knowledge of what will happen to the forest. Once they are gone, the forest gradually gets destroyed by monsters and the clans start starving. The starvation continues until the group comes back with news that they must leave the forest. After convincing the leaders, right before they go Hollykit and Larchkit die. This was unnecessary because it’s just needlessly killing kits that could have added much more to the story than just dying.

Thanks for reading!


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Snow Which Gently Falls on Briar Branches (Ria- she/her)
Snow Which Gently Falls on Briar Branches (Ria- she/her)
March 22, 2020 1:23 am

Interesting article!

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March 22, 2020 8:20 am

Love it!

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March 22, 2020 10:54 am

Tbh the series could’ve still worked without a lot of events. Great article!

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March 22, 2020 1:29 pm

Hi Quietstream, this was a very nice article.🙂

March 23, 2020 1:45 am

Very interesting article to read. Got me thinking. Personally I think Ashfur’s actions were a bit overkill, like you say, but they did lead to Hollyleaf’s actions in Sunset and her disappearance, her inner conflict, so story-wise served a point. The kits dying in the second series would have emphasised the desperation, severity of the forest being destroyed.

March 23, 2020 7:33 pm

Kit death=not too important to the story
Longtail=more dramatic!
Ashfur=everything changes

I don’t like how Ashfur had to go so crazy, but that did too much to the storyline. I didn’t expect something like that to be on this list.

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Archpaw and a bunch of grapes
March 24, 2020 9:02 pm

Nice Article!

March 25, 2020 4:14 pm

WOW! Never thought I would be on the main page!

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So detailed and descriptive! Great job! I just published an article called “Let’s Analyze: The Great Battle,” so keep an eye out for it!

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March 26, 2020 6:06 am

Cool! Nice article

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August 25, 2020 6:29 pm

I learned that VIcky prefers sad stories than happy ones, so she threw some tradgedy at Ferncloud and Dustpelt so they wouldn’t have a perfect relationship. BTW: did u know that Dustpelt is Ferncloud’s uncle? 😛

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