Turtlepaw shares their opinion on Swiftpaw.
*Warning: spoilers for The Prophecies Begin are ahead! If you don’t want to receive spoilers from that series, I would not advise reading this article!*
Hey, BlogClan! I’m Turtlepaw, and I’m back with another article!
Today I will be discussing why I think Swiftpaw is overrated. If you are a Swiftpaw lover, I’d advise against reading this article- it can be extremely upsetting to read an article hating on a character you adore. (I speak from experience.)
So, Swiftpaw. People talk about how ‘brave’ and ‘heroic’ he was. But I don’t think he was really that brave or that heroic!
Let’s start by taking a look at Swiftpaw, and analyzing his actions.
Swiftpaw was a ThunderClan apprentice. His mentor was Longtail.
Swiftpaw was angry that Bluestar wouldn’t make him a warrior. So he decided to prove that he was worthy of receiving his warrior name.
He tried to convince some other apprentices to come with him to Snakerocks, so they could fight whatever mysterious creatures that were hiding there.
Only Brightpaw came with him. In the end, Swiftpaw’s plan resulted in his own death, and Brightpaw losing an eye.
I honestly think that Swiftpaw is a bit oblivious. And I will explain why.
First of all, he thought that he and a small group of apprentices could attack unknown, mysterious, dangerous creatures- and win.
This is extremely foolish. Swiftpaw put two young cats’ lives- his life and Brightpaw’s life- in danger, just because he wanted a warrior name.
Swiftpaw isn’t very mature, because, like I said above, he’s kinda oblivious. Even if his plan succeeded, I don’t think he would be ready to be a warrior.
A warrior must be mature. Swiftpaw was… well, not mature. He was basically a foolish apprentice who came up with a plan that is- I’m so sorry, Swiftpaw lovers- kinda stupid once you think about it.
Not to mention, Swiftpaw didn’t even know what these creatures were! That makes his plan even more foolish. For all he knew, they could have been something even more dangerous than dogs! Badgers, for example.
Swiftpaw should have came up with a better way to prove he was worthy of becoming a warrior. His plan was definitely not a good approach, and just made everything worse.
Swiftpaw is one of the most overrated characters in Warriors, in my opinion. People act like he was so amazing.
But the truth is, he was a bit oblivious, foolish, and immature.
I really dislike Swiftpaw. And I think that people forget all of his flaws, and just focus on all of the ‘he wanted to prove himself to his Clan!’ stuff.
Also, I don’t only think that Swiftpaw is overrated. I think that BrightXSwift is overrated as well.
First of all, no romantic feelings were ever implied, not even slightly.
Second of all, Swiftpaw was only an apprentice when he died- that’s WAY too young to even be CONSIDERING a relationship!
Third of all, Brightheart has Cloudtail. Why do people think she’ll choose Swiftpaw in StarClan, when she’ll clearly choose a cat who, you know, WAS ACTUALLY HER MATE.
And that’s why I think Swiftpaw is overrated! And why I think BrightXSwift is also overrated.
Do you think Swiftpaw is overrated? Or do you think he’s a good character?
Is he a foolish apprentice? Or a heroic cat?
Feel free to share your opinions on Swiftpaw in the comments!