Defending Spottedleaf by Mosspaw

Mosspaw defends Spottedleaf.

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Hello, kitties, I have a question. Do you like Spottedleaf? If not, this article if for you! Because I like her. She is a good cat (I just don’t like the FirestarxSpottedleaf ship. Ew). Anyway, time to begin thissssss. ~*Spoiler alert for Spottedleaf’s life (and when she dies, too)*~

1. I think the main reason people don’t like Spottedleaf is because she is a Mary Sue (someone that can do no bad and has no weaknesses or flaws). But Spottedleaf is NOT a Mary Sue. If you read Bluestar’s Prophecy, you know that Thistleclaw is a BAD cat, but ThunderClan doesn’t know it. And if you read Spottedleaf’s Heart, you know that Spottedpaw actually fell in love with Thistleclaw, and Thistleclaw loved her too. But then Spottedpaw saw him training in the Dark Forest, and she fell away from him. Before this, Spottedpaw was actually considering breaking the code and mating Thistleclaw – so she is not a Mary Sue. Then, she loved Firepaw, too. And he wasn’t an evil character so if she hadn’t died first, who knows if she would’ve broken the code to mate him? If this didn’t convince you, keep reading. I have more in store for you, mwahahaha!
2. She stalked Firestar, invading his dreams. And I know, some StarClan cats are really annoying with their “now I’m dead, so you can’t stop me invading your dreams!” But Spottedleaf and Firestar were in love, and Firestar actually WANTED Spottedleaf in his dreams. If you read Firestar’s Quest, you know that. Sometimes, when Spottedleaf isn’t there, he asks for her to come, taking up page upon page (nah just kidding) YELLING OUT TO NO ONE being like “Spottedleaf, I need help, haunt me more, please!” This also fits in with the Mary Sue thing. Stalking other cats’ dreams is a flaw. Back to the stalking thing. Spottedleaf was helping Firestar while doing that, giving him information that he needed to go be a superhero and blah blah blah. So the stalking dreams thing was actually helpful and Firestar wanted it. If this also didn’t convince you, I have one last reason, that probably won’t be very helpful, but I can try, can’t I?
3. Yeah, so Spottedleaf and Firepaw loved each other on first sight, and they barely met each other. Their love continued throughout Firestar’s life, even after Spottedleaf died. So. . . why did they immediately love each other? Was it because Spottedleaf was pretty? Or Firepaw was handsome? No, actually. When Rusty (later Firepaw) went to camp, his naming ceremony was. . .eventful. Longtail challenged him to a fight, and Rusty won, even though he’d been a kittypet his whole life and had no battle training. Firepaw loved Spottedleaf because she healed Ravenpaw.

Anyway, hope you enjoyed! Hope I convinced some of you haters that Spottedleaf is good! C:

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  • If you read into the wild, it is clear that spottedleaf isn’t in love with him. I am fine with the ship, but the true love started after she was dead.

    Spottedleaf’s honest answer is a short clip written by one author that didn’t even consent the other authors and is completely out of character so I don’t think it’s canon.

  • I like Spottedleaf! She can sometimes get a little bit annoying, yes, but she saved Leafpool and everyone and I agree she is not a Mary Sue, although she almost is. I don’t like FireXSpotted and I would ship FireXSand to the end, but SpottedXno-one is good, and so is Spottedleaf herself.
    (SpottedXHerbs? Maybe…)

  • Eh… I agree that Spotted x Fire is disgusting, and I see that you haven’t put one of the main reasons I hate Spotttedleaf: She totally tricked Firestar, even after she was dead, to keep loving her! I mean, Sandstorm actually thought Firestar loved a dead cat! I really hate that Spottedleaf keeps coming in his dreams and stuff. It’s really disgusting. And for most of the time, she was telling Firestar useless stuff, distracting him. I just… hate Spottedleaf. However, I love the way you worded your article! Good job!

    • Spottedleaf gives him PROPHECIES in his dreams. Is that not important???????? AND Spottedleaf approves of Sand+Fire cause when Firestar was getting his 9 lives, Spottedleaf gave him this ” With this life I give you love. Use it well, for all the cats in your care – and especially for Sandstorm.”

  • I personally don’t like Spottedleaf. I was meh about her until she started constantly coming into his dreams even after he got a mate. I do see your reasoning though and I do agree that she is not a Mary Sue. I respect anyone who has a different opinion.

  • I’m honestly not really sure what I think about Spottedleaf. I mean, she’s okay, but I think it’s kinda creepy that she continued to just show up in Firestar’s dreams even after he and Sandstorm got together. I definitely agree that the Fire x Spotted ship is bad, and I have a couple reasons: Spottedleaf is a medicine cat so she shouldn’t even be mating; Spottedleaf is a lot older than Firestar (She was already a full medicine cat when Firestar was only a kit); Sandstorm is just so much better for Firestar just in general.
    Great article btw!!

  • I personally like Spottedleaf. I definitely ship FirestarxSandstorm and not FirexSpottedleaf. I don’t think she’s a Mary Sue an all in all she’s a good character

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