Tinypaw argues in favour of Lionblaze
Hello, everyone! Tinypaw here! Today I’m going to be defending Lionblaze, because he’s one of my fav characters. I can’t understand why anyone hates Lionblaze. He isn’t anything like people say!
Ok, starting with the reason people hate him I hate most (that sounded really weird): “He’s invincible!”
I know that this can be annoying sometimes, but DID LIONBLAZE ASK FOR HIS POWERS!? NO!!! Even if you want to blame it on someone, you should blame StarClan, or whoever else gave Lionblaze his powers. Plus, Lionblaze’s special ability really helped when the Clans were fighting DF. Then, after he lost his powers, people start hating him because he couldn’t adjust. I mean, how would you feel if you couldn’t be beaten your whole life and suddenly became as vulnerable as an ordinary person? Everyone needs to change something gradually (Dovewing is a bit exaggerated, though…), and I don’t see why he needs to rush.
Second reason: He’s a Gary Stu!
I searched it up, and apparently Gary Stu means someone who has no flaws. Lionblaze had his flaws, too. For one, he met with Heatherpaw (tail). He also refused to get catmint. If you ask me, he is kind of impulsive, but I think this has to do with him having his invincibility for so long. So, not a Gary Stu.
Third reason: He killed Russetfur!
I can’t really argue with this one. I can’t just blame Russetfur for “being too old” and “killing Firestar”. What I will say, though, is that Lionblaze isn’t a blood-thirsty maniac, and he did it on accident. He killed in defense of his leader and his grandfather. Maybe he could have just injured Russetfur, but who knows? This was all in the heat of battle. In Tallstar’s Revenge, Talltail (star) was like “this is real revenge: killing in the heat of battle” or something after Shrewclaw avenged his mother’s death. I guess Lionblaze is that type (though it’s still his fault that he killed Russetfur).
Lastly, Lionblaze has been through a lot. He had an abusive mentor, found out a horrifying truth, lost his sister, loved Cinderheart (who kind of rejected him because he “had a destiny to fulfill” as i remember), lost his powers and had to adjust, and lots more. Lionblaze probably isn’t as bad as you think.