Debating whether if Mistystar is too old to keep being leader by Crookedmoon

Crookedmoon wonders about Mistystar’s fitness to lead RiverClan.

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Debating: Mistystar and whether if she should die or not
In this article we will be debating whether or not Mistystar should die or not, who would replace her, and a bunch of other things. We will keep switching perspectives and then for the last section we will do a paragraph about who should replace her!
Why Mistystar should die:
She is the oldest cat in the clans, and she is older than the elders. Mistystar has been alive since the first book, and in the first book she was a warrior, not even an apprentice. In the first book Firestar and Graystripe were apprentices, and they were very newly apprenticed. In A Vision of Shadows Firestar is dead, and Graystripe is the oldest elder in the clans, but since Mistystar is still alive he’s not in first place in the clans. Sorry, Graystripe but I think you’re going to be in second place forever. But we can’t just compare her to Graystripe, who had more of a choice to go to the elders’ den, that would be unfair. Let’s compare her to other leaders, like Onestar and Firestar.
My theory is that since a lot of leaders die before other warriors that are the same age as them is that leader’s are more reckless, since they have nine lives. That’s why we have to compare Mistystar to another leader. She is also older than Firestar and Onestar, and yet she outlived them all, and continues to. I think I have proven my point that Mistystar is very old, and she needs to die soon.

She had a long deputyship, cut her some slack! Mistystar was close to being a senior warrior, and, correct me if I’m wrong I think she was a senior warrior when she was appointed deputy. She waited for quite a while to become at least the deputy, and now when she’s leader a lot of people just want her to die? She waited a long time to be leader, so she should be able to live a normal life as a leader. The fact that she even got to be leader was amazing, most of the deputies that are that old die during their deputyship. Don’t you think Starclan would’ve killed her right then and there if she didn’t have a very good purpose? If they let her live that long, she has to have a big finale that proves that her life was worth it! When Mistystar has that grand finale of hers you will regret that you wanted her to die.
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Her judgment is getting worse by her age. Many people were caught off guard when Mistystar refused to let Icewing and Harelight come back to Riverclan, and then offered Mothwing to come back. First off, why did she even kick Mothwing out of Riverclan? The reason was so foolish that it’s not even memorable. Oh, wait she kicked her out because she was half-rogue. Mistystar is one to talk! She actually is half-clan, so, Mistystar is a hypocrite. She literally exiled cats because they did the right thing, that just happened to be not Riverclan’s side in the battle. I truly think that it was Mistystar’s fault, and she was just trying to cover up her mistakes. Riverclan can’t keep having a leader like this, it’s not healthy. Mistystar might just enjoy the power of being the oldest leader, and cat, in the clans a bit too much. Is it just her age making her judgement just a little rought, or has she gone a bit crazy?

She was born to be a leader! All of the amazing leaders have interesting backstories, and Mistystar has hers. She was born to Bluestar, leader of Thunderclan, and Oakheart deputy of Riverclan. She has leader genes in her! Her uncle is Crookedstar, her grandpa was deputy, her father was deputy, her mother was a leader, and it goes on for a long time, and there you have my plight.

The Winner is….. Mistystar should die!
*Spoiler Warning*

The Replacement
Who would be the next leader after Mistystar, though? I don’t think Mistystar will actually die anytime soon, though. So Reedwhisker probably won’t be the next leader, even if he were, it would be the Mistystar situation all over again. I personally believe that the next leader will be someone who isn’t even born yet. Or, maybe she’ll make one of the cats that she has most recently exiled the deputy. Like Icewing or Harelight. Maybe, Mistystar will be taken over also by an impostor, it did say in the prophecy that Bramblestar would just be the first. So, it could probably be Reedwhisker then, but still he’s too old! It could be one of the kits that Curlfeather has, let’s see Mistkit, Graykit, and Frostkit. Another thing about leaders, is that they have to have a good sounding name that goes with ‘star.’ Miststar is not that good, Graystar sounds a bit boring, sorry, guys you’re out. But Froststar sounds perfect! So, guys there you have it, your future leader. Welcome, Froststar.

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