LionStep discusses the treatment of ShadowClan in Warriors.
This story is similar to the story of the NightWings.
Think: Why is darkness always portrayed as evil or malevolent?
You know ShadowClan. The “bad guys” of the Warrior Cats world. Plagued with bad leaders, horrible food supply, and, worst of all, the bias.
ThunderClan: “Those mangy crow-food eaters…they’ve had too many chances!”
RiverClan: “What ShadowClan?”
WindClan: “Too slow, SlugClan!”
SkyClan: “Deal with them. Just get rid of those fox-hearts.”
Every time ShadowClan does something “bad”, it is pinned down, and gets clawed.
(by now, ShadowClan wouldn’t have fur, just a scraped body covered in blood)
It is all too true, these days, where 99% of the books are based on ThunderClan characters of the goody two paws Clan. Sure, there were decent leaders in ShadowClan, like BlackStar, but…nothing is really noticeably good about them. They barely get any time to show their true, good motives. Instead of thinking of them as Lawful Evil, we should really think of them as Chaotic Good. The thing is, ShadowClan has gone through so much hate. But now, I tell you a story of a weed. Weeds, everyone hates weeds. They aren’t the most impressive plants, and don’t have the highest reputation. Everyone uses crazy tools, chemicals, and even exterminators to get rid of them. But the thing is-they still exist, through all of the danger. Against all odds, they live on. Plus, weeds can be HELPFUL! Ex: A hungry bee needs pollen, and he/she/they can get their pollen from the weed. (dandelion) Now, think of ShadowClan. From book 1, they have been the “bad guys”. All sorts of punishments, among other things, were put of the innocent cats for something their leaders did. But throughout, ShadowClan still survives. In a bad condition, but yes, they survive the hate the other clans, the fandom, (and even the Erins) put on them. Now, reader, think about this. Just because ShadowClan leaders made mistakes doesn’t mean that the clan itself should get all of the hate that it deserves. Finally, remember this;
It wasn’t a ShadowClan warrior who killed LionHeart, it was a ThunderClan cat instead.