Darktail and Oscar: are they one and the same? by Echomist

Echomist theorizes about Darktail and Oscar.

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Hi! Echomist here! I used to be Moonmist, just to remind everyone that I have changed my name. I’m back with a new article! It might make you so angry that you never want to read an article that I have written ever again, but hopefully not!
I loved Firestar’s Quest (and didn’t love The Apprentices’ Quest) so I’m going to do an article on…
Oscar and Darktail!!!!
ALERT! ALERT! MAJOR SPOILERS FOR FIRESTAR’S QUEST AND THE APPRENTICES’ QUEST! ALERT! ALERT! That was fun.
Are Darktail and Oscar the same cat?
Very possible. Here is why.

Oscar is sneaky and horrible. We know this because he only came to the SkyClan meeting to mock it, or something like that.
“You didn’t think I came here to join, did you?” Oscar to Firestar, page 321, Firestar’s Quest (whoops that was the answer to my quote game. Quote game goes out the window)
Darktail is also sneaky and horrible. He drove SkyClan out of the gorge, imprisoned Alderpaw, Molewhisker, Sparkpaw, Cherryfall and Needlepaw, and was horrible to Flame and all of the other cats in his group.
“Territory belongs to those strong enough to defend it- or to take it.” Darktail to Alderpaw, page 222, The Apprentices’ Quest

Oscar hates Firestar, so he would take it out on the closest alternative- SkyClan.
Darktail hates SkyClan. SkyClan is a Clan. It makes sense that he would attack the closest and most undefended one.
“And the daylight-warriors were brave and worthy Clanmates, but the rogues attacked at night when they were with their housefolk, so we were terribly outnumbered.” Mistfeather to Alderpaw, page 221, The Apprentices’ Quest
Also if he is the same cat as Oscar, Oscar went to the meeting about SkyClan and that would be

Oscar lives near the gorge. As we know, he is selfish and contemptuous. He wouldn’t waste time trekking all the way to the lake territories unless he had followers behind him. He’s not a mouse-brain.
“Hang on. You’re not really going, are you? Just because of a few dreams?” Oscar to Echo when she decides to leave with Firestar, page 415, Firestar’s Quest
Darktail also lives near the gorge. He also would not go without a few cats behind him.
“We have developed our own code. After we left the Clans, SkyClan realised some of our members were becoming weak, and we decided to make up some new rules. SkyClan rules reward the strong and aggressive-the cats that will best defend our Clan.” Darktail to Sparkpaw, page 204, Firestar’s Quest

All of the cats in the Twolegplace (including Oscar) knew each other, so that would be where the rogues came from.
“We find them. We can pass on the message to all the other kittypets.” Cherry to Firestar and Sandstorm, page 290 (why do all of the most exciting quotes take place in the two hundreds?)
The rogues and kittypets that do not join SkyClan are Oscar, Lily, Rose, Tangle, Cora, Lichen, Snowy, Coal, Bella and Stick. (I’m not sure about all of them so if I have done something wrong, please can you point it out in the comments below? I’m slightly not sure about Stick and Bella…)
Though, to be honest, I don’t think Lichen would join in with the whole ‘driving SkyClan out thing’. I LOVE Lichen and deeply believe that she deserves an SE (a novella at the very least)
“Well, I won’t join. I’m sorry, but I don’t feel comfortable around so many cats. I like my privacy too much.” Lichen to Firestar, page 320, Firestar’s Quest
I TOTALLY RESPECT THAT, LICHEN!
Also I’m sure there were more rogues that he randomly found. There always is a bit of randomly finding in the Warrior Cats series. I have noticed that.

Thank you for reading (whoops nearly wrote that in caps lock) I just want to say that whatever you’ve read here is not true. Darktail and Oscar are not the same cat. Darktail has a pale white pelt with black spots around his sapphire-blue eyes and a long black tail, while Oscar has a pure black pelt and emerald-green eyes.
But maybe in an alternate universe or something!
Thank you for reading! Goodbye! Echomist out!

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