Defending Mapleshade by Honeystripe

Honeystripe defends Mapleshade.

Art by Mewnnee

Hello! I i’m Honeystripe! This is my first ever article. Today I will be defending Mapleshade. Enjoy!

As you know Mapleshade is a very well known villain in Warriors but was she really that bad of a cat? It is agreed she did some unforgivable things but the was certainly a reason behind this.

We can all agree that Ravenwing was relatively unfair on Mapleshade by telling the whole of Thunderclan that Appledusk was the father of Mapleshade’s kits. To make matters worse her poor kits drowned. It was quite unfair of Oakstar to banish Mapleshade from Thunderclan because all she wanted was to be with Appledusk because she loved him. Once being denied a place in Riverclan its understandable that she got even more angry.

She later killed Ravenwing, Appledusk, Frecklewish and then she became fatally wounded by Perchpaw. Shortly afterwards she died and went to the Dark Forest.

So, killing all these cats was very wrong of her but it is understandable. If Ravenwing had not told the whole of Thunderclan that the real father of Mapleshade’s kits was Appledusk the we would probably had a much happier ending. Mapleshade would have never killed any of those cats if it was not for Ravenwing. She was also driven by anger and sadness that her kits drowned.

It can be asked, did Mapleshade really deserve to go to the Dark Forest? Well technically yes but she could have easily gone to Starclan. I do feel quite sorry for Mapleshade. Athough I think its a shame she killed Spottedleaf.

Here are a few quotes:

“You have everything that I wanted, Sandstorm! A mate that loved me, kits that I could watch grow up and have kits of their own, the respect of my Clanmates! I should have had all that!”
―Mapleshade to Sandstorm.

“Can you imagine what that feels like? To be rejected twice? To be a loner when all you tried to do was love? But don’t worry, I made them pay. I looked for revenge whenever I could! Why do you think I’m here?”
―Mapleshade to Crookedstar

Well there you have it! Thank you so much for reading!

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  • Avatar Titanic is such a good movie 💕 But really sad 😭 And honestly kinda heartbreaking at times 💔 But still amazing 😃 Also: Jack X Rose FOREVER 💙 (Turtlepaw🐢🐢🐢) says:

    Yeah, if it wasn’t for Oakstar, Mapleshade probably would have never gone down an evil path.
    Farmer Refuted

  • Yes, Mapleshade DOES have a reason for killing the cats she did, and we CAN sympathize with her, but that doesn’t make her actions any better. For example, if this little kid, named Tommy for example, hit Johnny, and Johnny hit Tommy back, that doesn’t necessarily make Johnny hitting Tommy inexcusable. Yes, Tommy shouldn’t have hit Johnny, that’s entirely Tommy’s fault (unless Johnny antagonized him or something, but let’s assume Johnny didn’t do anything to Tommy beforehand). However, once Johnny hits Tommy back, then it’s also Tommy’s fault. Neither boy should have hit the other, and Tommy hitting Johnny doesn’t excuse the fact that Johnny hit Tommy. Yes, we can sympathize and understand why Johnny hit Tommy, but that doesn’t necessarily EXCUSE his actions.

    Edit: Sorry if this sounded harsh, I totally respect your opinion and this is my view on things. Great first article btw!