Nightpaw wonders who in the series had the most misfortune in the series.
Hi everyone, it’s Nightpaw again with another article. This time, I will be writing about the unluckiest Warrior cat.
First, let’s gather information and decide on a few cats who were unlucky. I believe that one of the cats is Mapleshade, who lost her three kits, mate, and home in ThunderClan all because of breaking ONE rule that had been broken before. Another may be Cinderpelt, who couldn’t become a warrior because of the unfortunate trap that hurt her leg. And of course, we must include Briarlight, who broke her backbone and lost the capability to walk or do anything. Lastly, I believe Ashfur is unlucky because he had to live a bitter and lonely life all because the cat he loved didn’t love him back.
Let’s compare the cats in a similar situation, Cinderpelt and Briarlight. Cinderpelt lost the ability to become a medicine cat, but she didn’t lose the ability to walk and still could serve her Clan. Briarlight, on the other hand, lost the ability to walk completely and couldn’t serve her Clan at all as a warrior or medicine cat. She was forced to drag herself when she did and had to suffer with all of the stares and hard, hopeless exercises. As we can see here, Briarlight was in a much worse situation than Cinderpelt, so we can rule out Cinderpelt.
Now let’s compare Mapleshade and Ashfur, who are also in a similar situation. Mapleshade, a ThunderClan cat, fell in love with Appledusk, a RiverClan tom, and bore his three kits. But when she was travelling to RiverClan after being exiled from ThunderClan for breaking the code, the river overflowed and her three kits were washed away. They all drowned. And even worse, when Mapleshade came to RiverClan, both RiverClan and Appledusk refused to accept her and wouldn’t even let her stay for one day. She died in pain and was never content again. Ashfur, on the other hand, loved Squirrelflight, but Squirrelflight chose Brambleclaw over him. I wouldn’t consider him that unlucky, though, because most cats would’ve gotten over their crush and would’ve chosen another cat. But Ashfur chose to become broken and depressed over Squirrelflight’s rejection, which led to his death and more chaos in the Clans. Obviously, though, in this case, Mapleshade is the more unlucky cat.
Now let’s compare the last two unlucky cats, Briarlight and Mapleshade. Briarlight lost the ability to walk and serve her Clan, while Mapleshade was exiled and rejected by everything she loved. This is kind of a hard one to decide on, because they are so different, but in the end, I’d say that Mapleshade is more unlucky. Even though Briarlight could never be a warrior or even walk, she was still loved by all of the cats and later became happy, even though maybe not entirely content. Mapleshade was not loved, and even in the end she was rejected and felt nothing but bitterness, never happiness or a little content. Briarlight learned to deal with her injuries and unluckiness, but Mapleshade could never and will have to live the rest of her life unhappy.
I declare the most unlucky warrior cat as Mapleshade! Congratulations, I guess, Mapleshade. If you have any other ideas, feel free to comment! Thank you so much for reading.