Lilykit shares why they think Mapleshade isn’t evil.
Mapleshade doesn’t belong in The Place Of No Stars! Sure she killed a lot of cats but it isn’t really her fault.
She loved Appledusk, who left her for Reedshine when others found out about their relationship. Her kits died in the river and was exiled from ThunderClan. Graystripe was never exiled. Leafpool was never exiled. Yellowfang wasn’t exiled. Well, not for having kits.
She killed Ravenwing, Frecklewish and Appledusk because she had a reason to.
Ravenwing: He told the clan that Mapleshade’s kits are half-clan and that helps her get exiled. I agree that he’s the cause of her having to try to go to RiverClan.
Appledusk: She has his kits and then he blames her for their death! THEN he denies Mapleshade’s love and then he has kits with Reedshine!
“You told me you loved me! I went through the agony of bearing your kits! And then you treat me worse than prey. You will regret this, Appledusk. That is my last promise to you.” – Mapleshade to Appledusk Mapleshade’s Vengeance , page 53
Frecklewish: There wasn’t much of a reason she had to kill her but Frecklewish did refuse to help her when she was exiled from ThunderClan.
When Mapleshade died and her spirit was in the Dark Forest, she started to think that’s how she could take revenge on the clans which made her evil.
“Mapleshade– she’s a really old Dark Forest cat, and all of the others seemed afraid of her, even Tigerstar.” Ivypool to Dovewing about Mapleshade Sign of the Moon , Page 84
EVEN TIGERSTAR?! That’s when you know a cat is just pure evil! BUT ThunderClan back then threw her as a “code-breaker” out of the clan, then she was heading to RiverClan but her kits died and Appledusk rejected her and blamed Petalkit, Perchkit and Patchkit’s death on her! Poor Mapleshade! And sure, she was killed by an apprentice but she was trying to kill a very evil Appledusk WHICH SHE DID!
“Can you imagine what it feels like? To be rejected twice? To be a loner, when all you tried to do. . . was love?” – Mapleshade in Crookedstar’s Promise
Ashfur! He (what i know of) he’s in StarClan! He planned to kill three of his Clanmates to make the other suffer but it ended up both Squirrelflight and Leafpool suffering the truth and Lionblaze, Hollyleaf and Jayfeather trying to figure out what to do with their lives know that they know they’re half-clan and kits of a medicine cat. Bramblestar also hated Squirrelflight which is part of her misery and Crowfeeather upset his clan. Ashfur in StarClan. (I’m only on A Vision Of Shadows so please don’t correct me on Ashfur being in StarClan If he’s not.) Mapleshade did about the same and she is in the Dark Forest.