Dovewing and Tigerheart are related?! by Whitepaw

Whitepaw makes a surprising discovery about Tigerheart and Dovewing’s relationship.

Artwork by Wayne McLoughlin

So, while I was doing my family trees series and exploring other stuff, I realized that Dovewing and Tigerheart are related! So normally as you guys might know already I support cross-clan mating because then their kits aren’t so inbred because they’re most likely not closely related if they’re in different clans. But, this kind of backfires when there is so much cross-clan mating and switching clans that even if there are two cats who mate from different clans, they’re still related to each other! So, y’all are probably wondering, how are they related to each other? Well, they share a common ancestor, which is Speckletail! Wait, Speckletail? The Snowkit one? Yeah! Speckletail! Which is odd, cause we always think of Dovewing being in Firestar’s family tree and Tigerheart from Tigerstar’s. But, it turns out to be Speckletail! Okay lemme explain.

So, Speckletail had two surviving kittens in her first litter. They were Goldenflower and Lionheart. Well, since Goldenflower is mentioned and she’s pretty much famous for mating with an evil dude, you’ve already figured out that the line goes Goldenflower→ Tawnypelt→ Tigerheart, tada! But how does Dovewing come in? Well, you do this: Lionheart→ Brightheart→ Whitewing→ Dovewing. And so they are 2 ½ cousins? Cause Dovewing is technically a generation younger than Tigerheart if we’re thinking about it that way. Does anybody know what the actual term for 2 ½ cousins is?

Whatever, anyway now I’ve shown you how they’re related. I think that at the beginning of the warriors series I was like oh my gosh! Graystripe is breaking the warrior code! Aaah! And then I was like wait Bluestar did that too! What?! And then I was like Yellowfang mated against the medicine cat code! Oh my gosh so many cats and they all have to pay a terrible price for it! And eventually with all of the other cats that were half clan and everybody mating and moving to and with cats and different clans, I kind of just lost interest in the subject of cross-clan relationships. I do think it’s an overused drama thing and there’s like two cross-clan relationships in every series. Seriously, somebody needs to think of something new.

Welp, anyway, I hope you liked my article and agree on that last bit, you can comment in the comments. Goodbye for now!

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