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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