In the Defense of ShadowClan by Ravenflight

Ravenflight shares their opinion of their favourite clan, ShadowClan.

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My favorite Clan is ShadowClan.

Their special talents aren’t as clear as other Clans, but are commonly represented as stealthy and secretive. I don’t really agree with the secretive part, as they’re never portrayed as secretive in the books, just stealthy. Apparently, though, this makes them EVIL. Because if you’re stealthy and guarded, you must be entirely EVIL and BAD. The thing is though, they’re not. They don’t ever do anything particularly underhanded, except the time in the first arc where Clawface kills Spottedleaf and steals some kits, but that was under Brokenstar’s rule, and he was incredibly messed up, so that doesn’t count. Other than that, though, they never really do anything mean, they’re just thought of as antagonists.

This is especially clear in the first arc, where everything is exaggerated and kind of black and white. This was the first series, though, so of course it’s going to be a bit more basic. We even get a character from ShadowClan, Yellowfang, who is always grumpy and hostile. This just reinforces the idea that ShadowClan is full of cranky, harsh cats. However, later, when we get a POV from ShadowClan, the cats there are exactly the same as any other Clan. In one of the books, I forget which, we even see a ShadowClan cat telling a visiting ThunderClan cat that kits in ShadowClan are told stories of ThunderClan cats who can fly and leap out of trees.

For ShadowClan, the other Clans are the antagonists, just like any other Clan. For some reason, though, they are depicted as deceitful and corrupt. Even the Field Guides are biased! In Cats of the Clans, they illustrate Tall Shadow, first leader of ShadowClan, as an aggresive, hostile leader who died first because of the many unnessary battles she lead her Clan into. If you have read ANY of the books set in the POV of a cat from the beginning of the Clans, you will know that Tall Shadow/Shadowstar was one of the most reasonable leaders out of all the originals.

Really, the only unreasonable leader from Dawn of the Clans is Clear Sky, the first leader of SkyClan, WHO IS THE WORST CAT TO EVER STEP ON THE WARRIORS EARTH, AH AH AH AH AH I HATE HIM!!!!! We don’t know

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  • Yeah shadowclan gets a bad reputation because it’s had broken star and tiger star, but it’s not actually THAT bad, especially with the shadowsight POV.

  • That is so true! I took the official What Clan Are You? test and I got SkyClan, If I was around when the clans were made, I would have kicked the StarClan (A little humor for ya) out of Clear Sky that cat killin’, grumpy tail.

    • IKR! I like SkyClan (and according to the test I am one of them.) but really dislike (hate) Clear Sky.

  • I am Shadowclan in every ‘which warriors clan are you’ quizzes. and the  ShadowClan cat telling a visiting ThunderClan cat that kits in ShadowClan are told stories of ThunderClan cats who can fly and leap out of trees.

  • edit: I am Shadowclan in every ‘which warriors clan are you’ quiz. and the  ShadowClan cat telling a visiting ThunderClan cat that kits in ShadowClan are told stories of ThunderClan cats who can fly and leap out of trees. That is hilarious.

  • I don’t hate clear Sky, but I totally agree with the Tall Shadow thing. She was a smart, reasonable leader who thought long and hard about things and would never throw her Clan into battle!