Stormpaw takes a look at Bramblestar and Firestar as ThunderClan cats.
ThunderClan cat’s are said to be bossy and nosy, and I have to say that I agree. Well.. not all cat’s, but with Bramblestar and Firestar.
In Darkest Night, Bramblestar was trying to tell Mistystar what to do when an argument had broken out and Mistystar had said that it was time for them to leave. But Bramblestar kept pushing her. “Is that wise?” He questioned her, and had looked at the RiverClan cat’s who had been held captive under Darktail. So he wasn’t only trying to get her to do what he wanted and stay for a little longer, but he was saying that leaving wouldn’t be the right choice. But I disagree. I think it would have been good if RiverClan left, judging by how tense ThunderClan was with them in camp. Everyone would have been a lot more relaxed the sooner RiverClan left.
Firestar was always trying to help other clan’s when they didn’t want his help. Sure, he might have been doing it just to help, but that’s not how the other clan’s would see it. They would see that he was getting in business that wasn’t his own and taking charge of the situation. And that’s usually what he did when he tried helping someone. Another example is Bramblestar.
In Crowfeather’s Trial, Bramblestar helped WindClan with the stoat’s, the badger’s and the kittypet’s for them. And of course it was because Tawnypelt asked him for help, but after Bramblestar first helped Rowanstar, Rowanstar told him to back off and they didn’t need his help. Bramblestar agreed and said that they would suffer the consequences, and he should have left it at that! But instead he kept getting involved in Rowanstar’s battles. I know that Bramblestar was only being a good brother, but what about a good leader? He should have said no, and let Rowanstar deal with the consequences and see that he was being way too proud. Then, after Rowanstar realized that, then he could have done all he could to help. But instead he took charge of another clan’s enemy’s without even being asked to. How stuck up does that sound? “Hey, look at how easily we can fight your enemy’s off. You’re so weak that your mate had to beg for our help because she thought you would lose the battle!” That’s what it looks like to Rowanstar at least.
In Squirrelflight’s Hope, Bramblestar was so wrapped up in making sure that SkyClan, ONE CLAN, wasn’t being ordered around. He wanted to make sure that it was SkyClan’s decision to move. And how does THAT sound? Bramblestar would rather risk the clan’s at war then making sure that SkyClan’s feelings weren’t hurt. I really liked the Sister’s and I didn’t want them to get chased off their territory, but the sooner SkyClan moved, the better it would be for the clan’s. And Bramblestar didn’t care about what would be best for the clan’s, or what the Sister’s wanted, he only cared about SkyClan. That’s stupid if you ask me. And even Dovewing noticed how ridiculous ThunderClan was being, and she used to be one of them. But since she wasn’t a ThunderClan warrior anymore, she had the chance to realize their errors.
ThunderClan is the most likable clan since the view is most always on them, but I started to lose my favoritism in them when Firestar and Bramblestar became leaders.
Sticking your nose in another clan’s business causes problems, so I think Bramblestar should pay more attention to his own clan than others. Same went with Firestar, but he was dead a while before Bramblestar, so his mistakes don’t matter as much.