Silverfrost shares their opinion on why Ivypool should’ve been the third cat of the prophecy.
Hey, it’s Silver! Thanks so much for taking time to read my very first article! (This article is my opinion.)
So, we all know what the concept of The Three is. Firestar received a prophecy from the elder Skywatcher. “There will be three, kin of your kin, who will hold the power of the stars in their paws.” When Lionblaze, Jayfeather, and Hollyleaf were born to Leafpool, Firestar’s daughter, thus “kin of his kin,” every cat assumed they were the three. But they were wrong. Yes, Lionblaze and Jayfeather were part of the prophecy, but Hollyleaf was not. Instead, Dovewing, daughter to Birchfall and Whitewing, was the third cat meant to complete the prophecy.
Ivypool was always pushed into the ginormous shadow of her perfect sister Dovewing. Every cat believed Dovewing was the best. Whenever an apprentice was paired with Ivypaw (Ivypool), they were disappointed that they weren’t with Dovepaw (Dovewing), who was the better hunter because of her hearing skills.
But while Ivypool didn’t have superpowers, she was always more deserving of being one of The Three. For starters, Ivypool had to make more tough decisions in one book than Dovewing had to make in the entire series! She had to decide whether to kill Flametail or blow her cover, if she wanted to spy on the dark forest, and most importantly, whether she wanted to switch over to the dark side and kill her clanmates.
Ivypool was also much braver than Dovewing. She lied and tricked cats whom she knew were more than capable of murdering her! Meanwhile, the scariest thing Dovewing had to do was expand her hearing to the Dark Forest. During the Great Battle, Ivypool was the one who showed the most bravery. She turned on cats who had trusted her, even though she knew she could be killed. She was also equally ready to sacrifice herself for her clanmates. I mean, Ivypool was the main reason the Dark Forest attack failed!
Finally, Ivypool’s most visible trait, her undying loyalty. By spying for her clan, she turned down the opportunity to fight for the Dark Forest and possibly be able to rule over the clans alongside her evil accomplices. However, Miss Perfect Dovewing over here left ThunderClan for TIGERHEART. I kid you not, Dovewing betrayed her clan for a little forbidden romance, while Ivypool refused to betray her clan, not even for lots of power.
That sums it up pretty well. I think we can all agree that Ivypool really shows her selflessness, bravery, and loyalty, while Dovewing shows she really seems to care about herself and her love life. Dovewing isn’t a bad person, but I’m sure you’ll agree with me on the fact that Ivypool was just more deserving than Dovewing.