Defending Bumblestripe by Thornfeather

Thornfeather shares their opinion on Bumblestripe.

Art by kewlgingerbat

Hello! On this article,i’m going to defend Bumblestripe,a frequently hated character!
Well,i see that Dovewing lovers and Tigerdove lovers are many of the readers,having spark and fire in their eyes and having a face like “WHO DARES TO DEFEND BUMBLESTRIPE”,i imagine! 🤣🤣

Well,at this time,There is much more Bumblestripe haters then Dovewing haters. Almost everywhere i go,there is a great amount of Bumblestripe haters and a small amount of Dovewing haters.I also know what Kate dislike Bumblestripe. So i brought an interesting topic-Defending Bumblestripe. I know i will get a LOT of disagree comments on this,but im going to risk that :/

First of all,at Omen of the Stars. Whitewing,Cinderheart,Blossomfall,Ivypool had pressured Dovewing about Bumblestripe. People hate Bumblestripe for that,but as i defend Bumblestripe,all i have to say is,that Whitewing,Cinderheart,Blossomfall,Ivypool pressuring Dovewing is not Bumblestripe’s fault!!
This happened basically in Bluestar’s prophecy too! Bluefur was constantly pressured about Thrushpelt on Rosetail,and Larkwing. You would say,”Dovewing had 4 cats! Bluefur/star had 2!” But Rosetail pressured about Thrushpelt about 5 times,and Larkwing one,so if you count,Bluefur has been more pressured. Bluefur had been pressured more harder,as Rosetail even said “Why don’t you like him?”.
And why i don’t count Rosepetal saying apologize to Bumblestripe to Dovewing,was because Dovewing first snapped and called Bumblestripe a mouse brain,so i think Dovewing really needed to apologize then. And many people mention when Bumblestripe snapped and was to hard on Dovewing,but Bumblestripe apologized too! Anyways,my point is,all the people saying that Bumblestripe borderline harrassed,means they think Thrushpelt ‘borderline-harrassed’ too. But obviously,no one says that….

And Many people say Bumblestripe’s bad because she asked her in front of a corpse,but Bumblestripe didn’t really know all that well about Dovewing and Purdy’s friendship. Also,i think he thought this was the time to ask her out,to get to populate the clan as well.

“You will be a great mother” People make a big fuss about this as well……But Bumblestripe obviously didn’t think that as pressuring. Also,in Bluestar’s prophecy,Thrushpelt says to Bluefur “You will be a great mother” too. No one says Thrushpelt is pressuring. I don’t know why people hate Bumblestripe so much….I like both,Bumblestripe and Thrushpelt.

I do not ship BumbleDove,im no big fan of it. However,the reason i’m defending Bumblestripe in this article is because i really hate TigerDove,As i both hate Tigerheart/star and Dovewing. My hate for Dovewing is wavering a little these days, But i still hate Tigerheart/star. I don’t really think Tigerheart/star deserves Dovewing. As far as i knew,I know that Kate said Tigerheart/star cared about himself more then Dovewing.

I’m trying to love my most hated ones,especially Tigerheart/star,Dovewing,Appledusk and Reedshine. Well,i’ve given up my hope on loving Appledusk and Reedshine,but I still try to love Tigerheart/star and Dovewing. But i can’t when people insult about Bumblestripe or Ivypool……I wish all of the people try to love their least favorite characters. I’m not pressuring or guilt tripping you,only a suggestion!!

Lastly,i think Bumblestripe is not bad or a meaning of sexism,but i think he just isn’t tactful and he doesn’t just..pay attention to many things. I personally think he is misunderstood. Well,that is for today readers! 😀
Hope you have a nice day!

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57 comments

  • Great article! My opinion on bumblestripe is neutral, although I really hate bumblexdove

  • Well, everyone pressured Dovewing, and that’s not right. You can’t convince me otherwise. And how does logical thinking lead you to ‘asking for marriage when your one is looking rather sorrow’? Bumblestripe is NOT, I repeat, NOT a good person in this one.

    I mean, wanting somebody to you know, date you or get that person to marry you is fine. If they like you. But Dovewing clearly felt uncomfortable, squirming away, but Bumblestripe always pressures her.

    I can’t say exactly why, but I don’t like him. I like Fox x Rose, Fox x Dove, and don’t know about Bumble x Rose, though I don’t know why I’m saying this.

    For a side note, you shouldn’t hate Reedshine. I’ll just say that she didn’t do anything wrong.

    Good article!

  • I respectfully strongly disagree!

    Bumblestripe did pressure Dovewing. He pressured her a lot, to the point of being emotionally abusive.
    He made her feel terrible, and he’s not a good cat.
    Swallowing Shadows

  • YES! *raises her hand* FINALLY! SOMEONE WHO IS DEFENDING BUMBLESTRIPE!
    Ok, I always loved Bumblestripe, I seriously can’t believe that people still hate him. I agree that he wasn’t pressuring her. He just fell in love. I do like BumbleXDove, I admit. But I don’t like Tigerheart, and the DoveXTiger ship.

  • I think Dovewing does need to be held more responsible then she usually is in the fandom. It’s not like Dovewing was “just a friend”, they were officially mates between Dovewing’s silence and Bramblestar’s storm.

    It’s not like an Ashfur and Squirrelflight situation, where the she-cat discovered her friend had feelings and vocally made clear boundaries. Dovewing knew Bumblestripe’s feelings for a long time, and humoured his pursuits for a long time, never admitting her true feelings, making herself ambiguous. Then she officially became his mate, lying that she loved him and hiding her interest in Tigerheart. She used him as a pawn to cover up her forbidden lover. In fact, many of her meetings with her two mates overlapped, arguably cheating.

  • I would say I’m only on TPoTs again, but that’s starting to get old. From what I see in Bumblestripe from a book I can’t remember(Eclipse maybe?) when he was born, he seems like a pretty sweet kit. But fan hate has shown me otherwise. Anyway, great article!

    • i respect your opinion 🙂 But just about when he was about to ask her out,Purdy died,and i think he just continued. I don’t think he’s a bad guy or anything,just obsessed…xDD

  • Personally, I like Bumblestripe and I can see why he snapped at Dovewing when they were going to the gathering, I love his design and I can kind of sympathize him. Although Dovewing isn’t my favorite cat to ship him with, I do think if they did become a couple they could actually pair well, the only reason to rejecting him was because she loved a cat in another Clan.

  • Yes, I’m a Bumblestripe defender and a huge Dovewing hater (no offence to anyone this is just a personal opinion)
    I hate Dove x Bumble bc they don’t belong and Bumblestripe deserves way better.
    I do actually like Dove x Tiger bc I hate both of them (sorry)
    I honestly think they should have just stayed in the city and left the Clans alone and never came back. Ever. (I apologise again)

    • sadfghjgfdfgbnh I’m a Dovewing lover and I know a lot of Dovewing haters, and believe me, ive heard worse 😛 Its finee