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The Next Generation by Leafsky

Leafsky wonders who will be major players in the next generation of Warriors.

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It’s Leafsky here back with another article 😉

Well, I find this to be something that interests me. What ships would have kits or who will be the next main characters other than Bristlefrost, Rootspring, and Shadowsight? I’m going to talk about this stuff in the article.

Anyways! Let’s get right into this!

#1: The arc’s previous main characters and how this could relate to guessing who the next main three could be.

Alright, so here’s what I’ve been thinking. Since in TPB Firestar was the main character and then mated with Sandstorm and had Squirrelflight and Leafpool, both being POV’s in the next arc, TNP, as well as Squirrelfight’s ‘kits’ Jayfeather, Hollyleaf, and Lionblaze being the main three in POT, I can see that the main character’s kin/apprentice/someone very close to them tends to be the main character. Here’s some more proof if you don’t believe me;

OotS- Dovewing and Ivypool were apprenticed to Cinderheart and Lionblaze, so you can see them becoming important characters. Lionblaze and Jayfeather are Firestar, Squirrelflight, and Sandstorm’s kin, so you can also see my theory of kin/apprentices/someone very close to one of the former main characters becoming main characters themselves.

VOS- Alderheart is Squirrelflight and Bramblestar’s son, and Alderheart was kind of a fatherly/older brotherly sort of figure towards Twigbranch before she met Hawkwing, and he also cared about Violetshine too. Alderheart, Twigbranch, and Violetshine were the main characters of this arc, so it makes sense.

TBC- Rootspring is Violetshine’s kit, and he’s a main/important character; Bristlefrost is Ivypool’s daughter, and Shadowsight is Tigerstar’s son who is the son of Tawnypelt, basically making Tigerstar Bramblestar’s nephew and Shadowsight also related to Bramblestar whose POV was shown in TNP, as well as Shadowsight being Dovewing’s son who had her POV shown in OotS. So I think it makes sense.

#2: Kits who may be eligible to become part of the next three

So as you can see, my theory was pretty much correct (with evidence.) Nonetheless, I’m sure fans have been wondering- if there’s another arc after TBC, who will be the next main three? Here is who I think would be in the next arc if there’s actually another one.

1) Lightleap or Pouncestep’s kit
It makes sense, right? I mean, Lightleap and Pouncestep are littermates to Shadowsight, and I wouldn’t be surprised if either of their kits became one of the next three.

2) Needleclaw’s kit
Well, this wouldn’t be that surprising to me, either. She’s Rootspring’s sister, and that would make her kit kin to Rootspring. I honestly don’t really know about this; mostly because I don’t think Needleclaw is the type of she-cat who would want kits, but that’s what I thought with Sparkpelt, and I was proven wrong. Who knows?

3) Twigbranch and Finleap’s kit
Honestly, I doubt this one. Twigbranch didn’t really want kits; and I don’t think she’ll ever have kits, but maybe the Erins will throw this at us when we least expect it 😉

4) Rootspring and Bristlefrost’s kit
I doubt this one as well. Sure, they love each other, but I don’t think they’d be willing to go that far with a forbidden romance. Sure, Mapleshade, Bluestar, Yellowfang… you know what, I’m gonna stop there. But I mean, sure, they could have kits, but I kinda see them as mates who would just decide to have no kits, kinda like Twigbranch and Finleap at the moment. But who knows? I’ve been wrong before.

5) Thriftear or Flipclaw’s kit
I kinda see this happening, to be honest. I just feel like Bristlefrost could advise one of the two’s kits on their journey in whatever may be happening in the next arc. I can’t really explain it. It’s just a feeling.

6) Snaptooth or Flywhisker’s kit
Honestly speaking, I don’t really see this happening at all, but I don’t know. Once again, you never know what to expect from the Erins.

7) Spotfur’s kit/kits
Honestly… I’m not that confident with this one either. I see and feel that Spotfur is mostly a side character and if not her relationship with Stemleaf would hardly be mentioned at all; maybe during clan meetings or the patrol snippets of the books, but other than that, I think that her kits could be mentioned due to how they were Stemleaf’s kits and how Bristlefrost used to have a crush on Stemleaf. This could go either way.

I could go on even longer about who could be the next main characters in the next arc if there’s another one and their ties to the previous main characters, but I’ll end it right here. I’ll think about making a Part #2. Have a good day/night everyone!

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