Lightningkit analyses Appledusk’s character
NOTE: please, please don’t bother reading if you don’t like rants or if you do like Appledusk because you’ll probably take offence. Please don’t read it if you fit this criteria.
Anyway. We all know that story of how Mapleshade ended up in the the Dark Forest. At the moment I feel rather sorry for her because of how Appledusk proved himself to be a useless fox-heart and betrayed Mapleshade, his first mate. Reasons as to why I think he doesn’t deserve the luxuries of StarClan.
Good things about Appledusk:
– He swore loyalty to RiverClan
Yup, that’s about the only good thing I can think of off the top of my head.
Bad things about Appledusk:
– He killed Birchface and Flowerpaw (even if it was COUGH indirectly COUGH)
– He was secretly Mapleshade’s mate and broke the warrior code
– When Mapleshade tried to cross the river after being exiled during a flood and the kits died Appledusk blamed her even though she was ThunderClan and ThunderClan cats aren’t really made for swimming that much
– He was like Crowfeather and took Reedshine for a mate only to prove loyalty to RiverClan and not because he truly loved her
So this is basically Appledusk’s and Mapleshade’s sad story:
Appledusk was secretly mates with Mapleshade and she had his kits, meanwhile he mated with Reedshine, getting her pregnant in RiverClan. When Mapleshade’s ThunderClan medicine cat shares a sign from StarClan with her leader she is exiled for breaking the warrior code by having lots with a cat from another clan. Then, when Mapleshade tried to take her kits to their father’s clan, RiverClan, the young kits fall into the overflowing river and drown. She eventually makes it to RiverClan, where Appledusk rejects her, blaming her for the kits’ deaths after the grief and misery that she had been through. Mapleshade is furious and tries to kill Reedshine when she is pregnant, but Appledusk takes the blow, which killing Mapleshade’s former mate. Reedshine says that Appledusk’s bloodline would not die out but would live on through his kits, but Mapleshade vows to get revenge on Appledusk’s descendants, giving her a place in the Dark Forest.
To be honest, if you ask me, Appledusk is a mouse-heart and a fox-heart, and I don’t think he deserves StarClan after all the betraying he did to his first mate – blaming her for something she was unable to control, rejecting Mapleshade after all the grief she had lived through because of APPLEDUSK and taking another mate ONLY to prove he was LOYAL. And I don’t think he was actually loyal. I understand why Mapleshade turned on him and his bloodline, to get revenge. Because of all APPLEDUSK’S wrongs. NOT Mapleshade’s.
P.S don’t take offence if my opinion goes against yours.