Rabbitkit compares Thistleclaw and Tigerstar.
Okay so heyo, Rabbitkit is back again, this time talking about why Thisteclaw was a better cat than Tigerstar. Spoilers for Tigerclaw’s Fury and Bluestar’s Prophecy. So yeah anyway let’s get started!
First Point: Mates and Kits
Tigerstar had two known mates and five kits. Thistleclaw had one mate and one kit.
Tigerstar’s mates and kits:
Goldenflower – He didn’t seem to think much about Goldenflower, except that she would be a good mother for his kits. Their love was pretty bland.
Sasha – Tigerstar seemed to love her genuinely, but then she ran away from him because he was evil. This is a good cause, except most loyal mates would stick by and support each other, so Sasha obviously didn’t trust him much.
Bramblestar and Tawnypelt – Tigerstar didn’t seem to love them because they were his kits, he just seemed to be crazed about evilness and how they would succeed him and haha, evil plans.
Hawkfrost and Mothwing – Hawkfrost, he bothered to train, probably for the reasons I stated for Bramblestar and Tawnypelt. He plain ignored Mothwing.
Thistleclaw’s mate and kit:
Snowfur – Thistleclaw seemed to genuinly love and care for Snowfur, bringing her huge amounts of moss, showing her affection everywhere, and seeming highly upset when she died on the Thunderpath. Their relationship beats TigerXGolden and TigerXSasha.
Whitestorm – Thistleclaw did seem to care about his kit, calling him beautiful at birth. I feel that when he trained Whitekit, he wanted him to be the best warrior he could be and be able to defend himself, instead of having malicious intentions.
Second Point: Ambition
Tigerstar’s and Thistleclaw’s ambition were practically the same, but let’s look at them seperately and see exactly what the difference is.
Tigerstar was fueled at first by his father’s betrayal to be evil and become leader, and we can see Mapleshade mistling him in Tigerclaw’s Fury about how he would never betray his clan like Pinestar did.
Also, Thistleclaw taught him how to fight maliciously, and never be weak, and things that made him evil. Finally, Tigerclaw decided to attack Bluestar to try and become the ThunderClan leader. When that didn’t work, he decided to took over ShadowClan.
Thistleclaw also wanted to become leader and make ThunderClan feared, except there’s a main difference between Thistleclaw and Tigerstar: Thistelclaw never acted on his ambition. In Tigerclaw’s Fury, Tigerclaw even thought that Thistelclaw would never dare attack his leader! He must have been more good than Tigerstar if he didn’t actually ever commit homicide