Worst Parents by Dewfeather

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Dewfeather explains who some of the worst parents in Warriors are

Hi! Dewfeather here to talk about some of the worst parents here. Worse PARENTS. They are in no particular order, and most people agree with this. If you haven’t read Power of Three, Crookedstar’s Promise, Dawn of the Clans, Tallstar’s Revenge, or Yellowfang’s Secret there are spoilers ahead! Let’s start with…

1. Spiderleg
I don’t really have much for him. He was just a terrible father in general and doesn’t really have an excuse. He ignored Daisy but she was still caring for him. Listen to this

Daisy: “Spiderleg, what’s the matter? Are you ill?”
Spiderleg: “I’m fine. I just wish every cat would stop fussing.”
—Daisy concerned for Spiderleg when he has a cough Long Shadows, page 233

She still cared for him. He ignored her and his kits. Maybe he had a secret love like Onestar and Smokey. Or maybe he was afraid he was going to fail. For whatever reason he was still a terrible father.

2. Rainflower
She just doesn’t have a reason for this. Everyone hates her because she hates her son. Why I think she’s terrible:
1. She just honestly despised Crookedstar and didn’t care to hide it.
2. She rejects him, he was once her “brave, handsome warrior.” Now its Oakkit she loves
3. She changed his name for no reason. What was wrong with Stormkit!?!
4. She forced Hailstar to make Oakkit’s mentor Shellfur.
I could go on and on but I’m going to keep it short.

3. Palebird
I haven’t read Tallstar’s revenge in a while so some of this may be wrong. Okay, so Finchkit dies but that isn’t a reason to ignore her remaining kit! On Warriors Fandom it says that Tallkit wondered if Palebird would rather have Finchkit alive and he dead. I don’t know way she chose a new mate after Sandgorse died, but it depressed Talltail. Did Palebird hate Sandgorse after they were mates and didn’t want to break his heart? When Talltail left she didn’t wail and beg for him to stay, she shrugged it off. It would be interesting to have a novella about her choices, maybe Palebird’s Kin?

4. Lizardstripe
She just overall hates kits. She rejects her own litter. If you don’t want kits, don’t take a mate! I’m surprised that her kits didn’t turn out meaner because of rejection.

5. Clear Sky
Okay how many mates and kits did he have? 12.
1. Star Flower-Loved
2.Bright Stream-dead, loved
3.Storm-rejected
4. Flower Foot- loved
5. Dew Petal- loved
6. Thunder star- rejected
7-10. Tabby kit, pale grey kit, two unnamed kits- All dead
11. Tiny Branch- Dead
12. Honey Pelt- loved

How many family members has he not yet rejected? 5, not including the dead unnamed ones. Most people hate him because he killed a lot. Well, he did lose several family members. Maybe he went crazy and killed because he wanted to protect his loved ones. I would understand. The reason he is on this list is because he rejected several family members. His brothers, Thunderstar, and several others. He was crazy and deserted Storm when she was about to have kits. I think he makes this list because of how he rejected most
of his family not just his sons.

That’s all for now! Do you agree with all of this?

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Redfur
Redfur
April 15, 2020 12:06 am

Nice article Dewfeather. I strongly agree with all of these.


Bracken (Brackenpaw/Brackenlight) can’t think of a creative name ✨
Bracken (Brackenpaw/Brackenlight) can’t think of a creative name ✨
April 15, 2020 12:11 am

I agree with all of these, although I heard somewhere Palebird suffered from basically kitty postpartum depression, and if that’s true then I don’t really hold her actions against her but I understand how they felt to Talltail (who is one of my favorite characters btw)


I’m gonna start a fight

The Masked Tterror (Shatteredmask)
The Masked Tterror (Shatteredmask)
April 15, 2020 11:16 am

Clear Sky is the worst parent ever.


armed with a newspaper

Bracken (Brackenpaw/Brackenlight) can’t think of a creative name ✨
Bracken (Brackenpaw/Brackenlight) can’t think of a creative name ✨
April 15, 2020 6:18 pm

Agreed


I’m gonna start a fight

Lonekit
Lonekit
April 17, 2020 5:57 pm

CLEAR SKY DESERVES THE DARK FOREST HE’S A COWARDLY FOX-HEARTED TRAITOR!!!!!!!!!!

Tinypaw
Tinypaw
October 1, 2020 7:15 pm
Reply to  Lonekit

I mean at least he improved


Found the Emberden!!!

Turtlepaw/ dapple 🐢🐢🐢
Turtlepaw/ dapple 🐢🐢🐢
April 15, 2020 12:50 pm

Hi Dewfeather. I really agree with you on the bad parents in this list. I think Rainflower was the worst mom of all though. It was so sad when she rejected poor Stormkit. And changing his name to CROOKEDKIT? So cruel.

Black cat that's Arching over the Moon (Archpaw) h
Black cat that's Arching over the Moon (Archpaw) h
April 15, 2020 4:55 pm

YES!! I HATE HER FOR THAT


*Does the monster mash*

Bracken (Brackenpaw/Brackenlight) can’t think of a creative name ✨
Bracken (Brackenpaw/Brackenlight) can’t think of a creative name ✨
April 15, 2020 6:18 pm

Rainflower was terrible


I’m gonna start a fight

Lonekit the Bored Kit
Lonekit the Bored Kit
April 17, 2020 6:00 pm

RAINFLOWER DESERVES THE DARK FOREST FOR REJECTING A POOR, LONELY KIT (like my BlogClan name) FOR NO REASON. Poor Crookedstar. He was a good leader even after everything that happened to him. I am too angry today.

Mintstripe
Mintstripe
April 15, 2020 11:25 pm

Yes, I agree quite a bit. There’s just a few errors, but that’s alright.

Beelight
Beelight
April 16, 2020 6:53 pm

To be fair on Palebird’s side, she was probably mentally damaged by her kit’s death and her mate’s death later on. Sound familiar?
Yes, she was in the same situation as Sparkpelt, but why was she not on this list? Well, our PoV was an adult that knew what depression was and understood the situation. Meanwhile, Tallkit was only a kit that didn’t know anything and was confused. And about choosing a new mate, she probably didn’t like Sandgorse’s behavior to her only son, who she’d never want to lose. Sparkpelt clearly trusted her mate, Larksong.

And about Spiderleg, I think he was just being selfish about spreading his gene pool since none of Ferncloud’s kits had any yet. Ironically, both his kits never had any of their own, so it was for nothing, and just hurt Daisy.

Lizardstripe should have left her relationship if she didn’t want kids and her mate forced her to. If she could’ve made better decisions, Brokenstar would probably have to be cared for by Yellowfang and his mother shared with the clan, which could possibly prevent his tyranny.

Rainflower was probably really hurt by Stormkit’s accident and felt that she wasn’t a good enough mother. She abandoned him not because she hated him, but was uncertain. She should have instead given him lots of support, instead of Brambleberry doing it for her.

I can’t say anything about Skystar as I haven’t read DotC

Bramblefire
Bramblefire
April 16, 2020 8:21 pm
Reply to  Beelight

“Mentally damaged” isn’t the best way to refer to depression considering the connotation that comes with it and saying that someone is “damaged” because they have depression can be really problematic considering the negativity people with depression already receive from depression and through societal factors as well. While I agree with your points you mentioned about Palebird and her depression’s effect on Tallkit, I’d just like to point out the power or negative implications in this case of wording.

Beelight
Beelight
April 17, 2020 4:08 am
Reply to  Bramblefire

Ah, I’m very sorry! I really haven’t had the experience myself, so I wasn’t sure how to best describe it. I was trying to use more variety in my words, just a habit of mine.

The Masked Tterror (Shatteredmask)
The Masked Tterror (Shatteredmask)
April 18, 2020 7:10 am

In Palebird’s defence, she was actually not a bad mother. It was Sandgorse that was a bad father.


armed with a newspaper

Mintkit
Mintkit
April 20, 2020 3:58 pm

Rainflower is the worst hands-down.

Fireblaze
Fireblaze
July 28, 2020 2:47 am

I agree with all of this except Clear Sky. Because he said he was sorry to everyone he rejected. And he lost so many cats in his life so he might not want to get close to any of them. When he rejected Thunder he was grieving for Storm and he eventually wanted him back to get to know him. He also took Honey pelt in and loved him so that shows hes not completely a bad parent.

Cedarpaw
Cedarpaw
September 16, 2020 12:18 am

If Stormkit hadn’t become Crookedkit, what would his name be. Stormpaw,Stormblaze. Reason:he was brave and energetic(correct?) and his fur was a golden-brown.


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