Spottedleaf Is Overrated And Kinda Useless by Stormpaw

Stormpaw shares their opinion of the ThunderClan medicine cat, Spottedleaf.

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Spottedleaf is well known because she was Firestar’s first love, and that she was a highly respected and ranked cat in the first book of the first series because she was the medicine cat and interpreted dreams from StarClan. Which is kind of why she is immediately liked. She also warned Firestar of Tigerclaw. “Beware a warrior” she told him in a dream. But what good does that warning do? Fireheart already knew how dangerous Tigerclaw was, so he didn’t need a prophecy to tell him that. All the warning did was make him extra suspicious of Graystripe, so he hadn’t needed Spottedleaf’s help to warn him of the obvious. Then after Firestar became Sandstorm’s mate, Spottedleaf kept visiting him in dreams and they exchanged lovey dove words and flirted with each other practically. And that is like cheating! Spottedleaf knew Firestar had a mate, but it seemed like she kept trying to “get back with him” even though she was dead! And her scent was also described as “sweet” to Firestar. Yet Sandstorm’s scent wasn’t sweet?
So Spottedleaf got between Firestar and Sandstorm, causing trouble by making Sandstorm think Firestar didn’t love her. One reason why I don’t support FireXSpotted ship. Spottedleaf was also a distraction for Firestar, and he often wished she were here with him even though his mate was right. there.

“ “I know you love me, Firestar, but is that enough? Don’t you wish Spottedleaf were with you right now?” The question took Firestar by surprise. What would it be like to have the StarClan medicine cat at his side? Would she be able to convince him that he was doing the right thing? As he hesitated, the anger faded from Sandstorm’s gaze, replaced by a look of horror. “Don’t say a word Firestar,” she mewed. “I know what your answer would be.” “

Spottedleaf was only ever a crush though. When Spottedleaf was alive she only spoke to Firestar when she needed to give him herbs or something, so they never shared their feelings. (If they had any). Spottedleaf was just an untold crush, then when she died Firepaw was all heartbroken. You would think that they would have interacted a little more before she died because of the strong bond they have.

“ “Firepaw buried his nose into Spottedleaf’s wet fur and breathed in her scent one last time. “Good-bye, my sweet Spottedleaf,” he murmured.

I do like Spottedleaf though, but she’s a bit useless and overrated, which is what I was trying to prove in this article. And I hope you liked the read!

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  • i disagree!
    so about her getting in the way of fire x sand, well i mean she kinda did but i dont rlly ship fire x sand anyways,im more of a fire x cinder shipper,but fire x sand is still good. ANYWAYS, ahem, she wasnt trying to stop it,she just wanted firestar to be happy, this is proved when she dies the final time saving sandstorm from mapleshade (i haven’t read it but i know many spoilers for the last hope) she just wanted to make firestar happy as i’ve stated many times,she was also a very sweet,wise and loyal medicine cat. she wasn’t useless,if she was useless how would bluestar except rusty in the clan without the prophecy SPOTTEDLEAF received that said “fire alone will save our clan” that meant firestar would save them/ thunderclan. if she didn’t receive that rusty/firestar would not be in thunderclan and many,many, members of thunderclan would be not alive just because of the prophecy. she did enter his dream’s many times but just because she wanted firestar was safe (although he already was….) she just wanted to make sure he wouldn’t die. and in this scene:

    “I know you love me, Firestar, but is that enough? Don’t you wish Spottedleaf were with you right now?” The question took Firestar by surprise. What would it be like to have the StarClan medicine cat at his side? Would she be able to convince him that he was doing the right thing? As he hesitated, the anger faded from Sandstorm’s gaze, replaced by a look of horror. “Don’t say a word Firestar,” she mewed. “I know what your answer would be.”
    -firestar’s quest

    we all knew firestar truly wanted sandstorm by his side instead of spottedleaf,sandstorm was just…. *sigh* it was just a sandstorm moment,you know what i mean. it was a possibility firestar thought that, but deep in his heart he knew he wanted sandstorm instead of spottedleaf. no matter how much he loved spottedleaf he loved sandstorm more. therefore: spottedleaf isn’t useless, even if she wasn’t there for much time, and she is defiantly is NOT overrated, i will explain why:
    i rarely see people say “spottedleaf is my favorite” actually, the only person i know who said that is my bestie swiftmorning/swift. characters actually need to be many people’s favorite to be overrated,she is defiantly more UNDERrated than she is OVERrated.
    why she isn’t a mary sue:
    many people think she is a mary sue but she is NOT!!!! just because she has many good traits and a excellent scent doesn’t mean she is a mary sue. look at dovewing! pure mary sue!!!! i mean, maybe she just smells so good because of her herbs! then she’s not a mary sue! just because she smells so good doesn’t mean she’s a mary sue.therefore she IS NOT a mary sue!

  • Great article! I did realize after I reread the first book that spottedleaf is really played up a lot!

  • Nice article but I disagree with you. Spottedleaf has waaaay to many haters! But firestar and her were never meant to be together. Firestar keeps talking about her like he loved her but I’m like since when??

  • I don’t think Spottedleaf ‘stalked’ Firestar. I think that she was kind to watch over him. It’s kinda sweet once you think about it. And it’s not stalking. Yellowfang also talks to Firestar’s kin a lot, but nobody says she’s a stalker. I respect your opinion, though!
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  • I agree so much, I literally took 5 minutes to think about the quote in the book “Firepaw buried his nose into Spottedleaf’s wet fur and breathed in her scent one last time. “Good-bye, my sweet Spottedleaf,” he murmured. FINALLY! Someone brings great and strategic straight to the point- points! 😀

  • Omg so true, thanks for helping me notice that! I myself have always been a Fire x Sand shipper and now I see that Spottedleaf got in the way of Sandstorm and Firestar’s relationship

    • actually,if you haven’t read firestar’s quest, sandstorm named leafpool after leafstar AND spottedleaf