Ivypool vs. Dovewing by Shimmerpaw

Shimmerpaw shares their opinion on Ivypool and Dovewing.

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Hi, everybody! Shimmers here!


So, let’s start with Ivypool! Ivypool used to be my favorite cat… until Omen of the Stars ended and she just became a normal cat. (Has anyone else noticed the way important and cool cats are slowly phased out until they are just sort of… there?)
Anyway, in Omen of the Stars, she’s shown to be brave, truthful (later on), and loyal. But she does have some downsides: she can be jealous and hurtful by extension.
She keeps going back to the Dark Forest to spy for the Clans, showing that she’s brave and loyal. She even tells Dovepaw, “‘Tell Jayfeather and Lionblaze that I’ll go back. I’ll pretend I’m still one of them, and I’ll find out everything I can about their plans,’” on page 272 of “Night Whispers”. (English class has trained me to show my evidence, so here I am looking through the whole of “Omen of the Stars”.)
Remember the incident with the fox invading the area over the hollow because of Ivypool’s idea to keep the rabbits away? (If you don’t, check page 67-68 of “The Forgotten Warrior”.) Well, that shows she’s truthful because she stands up and tells everyone that it was her fault that the foxes nearly ate Molepaw and Cherrypaw even though she might get in trouble.
Now, I’ve told you all how awesome she is, but it’s time to look at her downsides.
When she tries to tell Dovepaw about Hawkfrost and Lionblaze calls her away, she gets jealous of the “special treatment” that Dovepaw is getting and decides that she doesn’t want to tell her sister about him and ends up making her situation worse. Dovepaw later shows that she is hurt by Ivypaw’s decision to push her away.

Time to talk about Dovewing! Dovewing also used to be one of my favorites, but, like Ivypool, she loses her coolness in later books. I despise her! Sure, she’s kind, brave, and determined to do what’s right, but she’s just not relatable (yes, I know she’s a cat and I’m not, but you know what I mean)!
Dovewing is just too perfect! Think about it! She barely ever does anything wrong and those are almost always with good intentions! The only bad thing she does is fall in love with Tigerstar, but that gave us Shadowsight!
I feel like she completely broke Bumblestripe’s heart! I know some people think he’s just a creep, but the two of them would have been really good together if she hadn’t had to have Tigerstar of all the cats in the forest!

So yeah, I bet you know what I’m about to tell you. Ivypool is definitely the better character!

Well? What did you think? Please tell me in the comments!

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  • I thought this came out before? Eh but anyways
    Ivypool was really annoying. She’s always jealous and she’s always challenging Dovewing, not trying to communicate.
    What, Bumblestripe really was being creepy.

  • I SO AGREE Ivypool is definitely the better character. I think her envious ways just make her character better (not as a cat, but her character like how we see her if that makes sense? I just woke up and have school in ten minutes .-.)

  • I agree with you. Dovestripe is one of my favorite ships, and they would have been really cute together. I absolutly hate Tigerheart, and Ivypool is way better than Dovewing. Tigerwing\Doveheart can go die in a hole. Sorry for all you Tigerwing\Doveheart lovers :3

    • Hmm, so you decided to ignore the fact that Bumblestripe was basically a creep to Dovewing for the second half of Oots and most of AVoS? He basically pressured Dovewing to have kits with him, which is a no-no in my opinion.

    • Honestly, I like Tigerdove slightly better than Bumbledove, but that’s mainly because Shadowsight is one of my favorite cats EVER, and if Dovewing had chosen Bumblestripe, he never would have existed. I agree that Dovewing and Bumblestripe would have been cute together.

    • Same here, I love both Dovewing and Ivypool and they’re both in my top ten favourites. Why does Dovewing get so much hate. Bumblestripe was literally a creep to her, asking her for kits at a funeral. I don’t like BumbleDove but I don’t like TigerDove either. I think Dovewing was better off without the both of them but that’s just my opinion.

  • I thought Ivypool was a bit jealous, just my opinion, but ye
    Dovewing is awesome, I love her <3

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