Leafsky takes a look at Bramblestar and his imposter in the Broken Code.
Alright, first of all, SPOILER WARNING if you haven’t read The Broken Code. Please click off if you don’t want anything to be spoiled.
(For the people who haven’t read The Broken Code…)
You click off yet?
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What are you doing?
(Had to do that- 😅😂)
Oh well. Let me just start this article!
For those who have read Lost Stars, The Silent Thaw, and Veil Of Shadows, you’re probably dying to know who the imposter is, right? Well, here are some clues that are hinted by the Erins.
1. In VOS, the imposter was said to have dark blue eyes.
Woah, woah. This opens a whole new world! Darktail has blue eyes. Ashfur has blue eyes. Hawkfrost has blue eyes. Who knows?
2. In VOS, the imposter was talking to someone in Bramblestar’s den when there was no one there.
This could be Ashfur or someone else talking to another cat or something, but who knows? I believe in the Ashfur theory, though.
3. In VOS, Squirrelflight has a guess on who the imposter is.
This is why I believe in the Ashfur theory. Squirrelflight knew Ashfur, and Ashfur hated Bramblestar and wanted his vengeance. This is the perfect way to get his revenge. Now, here are some pros that could prove that Ashfur is the imposter.
He has an unhealthy fascination with Squirrelflight.
He seems to have know Squirrelflight when she was young.
He seems to know the Lake Territory.
And here are some cons as to which Ashfur isn’t the imposter.
Why would Ashfur try to kill Sparkpelt in a similar way that his mother died?
It seems like the authors are trying to make us believe it’s Ashfur, like laying all him being obsessed with Squirrelflight on pretty thick.
What if the impostor isn’t really obsessed with Squirrelflight? What if he’s just trying to make everyone believe that he’s Bramblestar, by acting like he wants to be close to Squirrelflight, since she and Bramblestar are mates? Like the only thing that says Ashfur is his obsession with her.
How does Ashfur know the recent codebreakers?
How did he betray StarClan if it was trapped in a barrier in the Dark Forest?
Why would he want to kill a cat the same way his mother died?
And that’s just Ashfur. Now, very few people believe this theory, but this is the Darktail theory. Here are some pros as to why he could be the imposter.
He wants vengeance on the clans, and wants to stir up trouble like he did when he was alive.
He has blue eyes.
He knows the lake territories. (Mostly)
He knows cats from the territories. (Mostly)
Now, here are some cons.
Does Darktail have exactly blue eyes?
How does Darktail know that the cats he claimed to have “broken the code” have even done that?
Wouldn’t he just kill the codebreakers or injure them instead of exile them?
How does he know the warrior code?
How would he know the Twolegplace?
How would he know where the dogs were?
And that’s just Darktail. Now, let’s move on to the Tigerstar I theory. Here are the cons.
Tigerstar I does want revenge on his son for ‘betraying’ the Dark Forest.
He think’s Bramblestar’s too ‘soft’.
He wants to rule the forest.
Old Tigerstar I trick. The dog trick.
Now here are some cons.
How’d you know the recent codebreakers?
Didn’t you die in the Great Battle?
It’s the same old, same old, psychotic Tigerstar.
And that’s who I think are the suspects. But, there’s also the.. er… Sol theory going around. A handful believe in it. Here are the cons.
That’s not Sol’s style.
How does he know the warrior code?
How does he know the recent codebreakers?
How can he communicate through dreams?
How did he even take over Bramblestar’s body?
Wouldn’t he have grown old by now?
And that’s all! I hope my other article about Lost Stars and The Silent Thaw was released, I’m not sure. Have a great morning/afternoon/evening!