Echomist theorizes about the first Tigerstar’s effects on the clans.
Echomist is back with yet another theory article about Tigerstar l
SPOILERS FOR THE PROPHECIES BEGIN AND MAINLY THAT’S IT. SO EVERYONE THAT HAS READ DARKEST HOUR CAN READ THIS. ALSO TIGERCLAW’S FURY AND SECRETS OF THE CLANS AND BLUESTAR’S PROPHECY. AND A COUPLE OF MINOR SPOILERS FOR GOOSEFEATHER’S CURSE, CROOKEDSTAR’S PROMISE AND OMEN OF THE STARS. AND THE NEW PROPHECY.
Okay, so let’s start with basics.
When Snowkit died, Tigerstar l used it as an excuse to bring Tawnykit and Bramblekit to ShadowClan.
But in Tigerclaw’s Fury, Mapleshade helps him gain his dream (great StarClan, how many cats did Mapleshade manipulate? Crookedstar, Goosefeather, Tigerclaw, pretty much all the cats training in the Place of No Stars…)
Anyway, you might be thinking “what are you on about, Echomist?” So you know Midnight, the badger? She is on StarClan’s side, so there must be some sort of living non-cat that’s working for the Dark Forest. So why shouldn’t it be a hawk?
So if Mapleshade asked the hawk to help them, he/she/they would say yes and kill Snowkit, specifically leaving Bramblekit and Tawnykit because they were Tigerstar’s kits. It kind of works, right?
So, if you hate Leopardstar and believe that she doesn’t even deserve the Dark Forest, read this and it might change your tune.
So, in Secrets Of The Clans, it says that Leopardstar joined TigerClan to be joint leaders with Tigerstar. Because she knew that if she joined then, when Firestar and Tallstar joined they wouldn’t be leaders, they would serve underneath her and Tigerstar. Some believe she was scared. Some think that she joined because she was in love with Tigerstar (I used to think this).
But this is what I think now.
So now we’re going to go back in time. Back in time to when Leopardstar was Leopardfur, a young warrior, and Bluestar was Bluefur and ThunderClan’s deputy. When Tigerstar was Tigerpaw.
You get the just of it.
The point is, this is when Thistleclaw dies. I think it says that Tigerstar does not show any emotion, (I mean, I don’t know, I have not read past chapter eleven) but if it does say that, we know that Tigerstar is very good at pretending to be sad and stuff. (Hence Redtail, Ravenpaw.) So what if he went to look for scents afterwards?
And perhaps, he had found the scent of a young RiverClan warrior who would later on become leader of RiverClan…
Maybe Leopardfur had known that Thistleclaw was Tigerpaw’s mentor. Maybe she remembered.
So to avoid any other additional fights or attacks, she joined TigerClan.
Thank you for reading, all you Leopardstar haters I hope I changed your mind!
I hope you enjoyed this article.
May StarClan light your path,