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Why the new Tigerstar is a horrible leader by Goldenbrook

Goldenbrook shares their opinion on the modern Tigerstar.

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Spoilers ahead for Omen of the Stars and beyond!
I personally don’t like the new Tigerstar, and thing that he’s just a terrible leader. Exhibit A: he left the Clan. I know that he did it for his love of Dovewing, but all that means is that he clearly cares more about his mate than his Clan. Which, let’s be honest, isn’t
a great quality for a Clan leader. When he came back, he was welcomed back with open arms. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Exhibit B: he’s just kind of bad at making reasonable decisions. (Quick note: I haven’t read A Vision of Shadows or A Broken Code in a while, so I’m mostly going off of A Starless Clan.) When Lightleap is injured, Sunbeam at first keeps it a secret for her, but then tells Tigerstar how it happened. And instead of punishing his daughter for trying to keep it a secret, he punishes… Sunbeam? He says that she should have told the truth, but she clearly did, because he knows about it, and it certainly wasn’t Lightleap who told him.
Exhibit C: he doesn’t get all sides of the story. In the newest book Sky, Fringewhisker is seen giving prey to SkyClan. It is revealed that Berryheart told her to, and Fringewhisker tries to tell Tigerstar that, but he cuts her off and doesn’t listen. Does that seem like something a good leader would do?
Exhibit D: he really just can’t take advice. When it’s revealed that RiverClan has no leader, he offers to lead them. Which, first of all, is just a pretty bad idea to start with. Later, he comes to RiverClan to take it over, and when they refuse they… fight? He claims he “jut wants to help” but fighting them and causing injuries is the opposite of being helpful, my dude.
These are the main reasons why Tigerstar is a bad leader, but there are probably more reasons I haven’t listed because I’m too lazy to go back and read A Vision of Shadows and A Broken Code.
Thank you for your time.

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28 comments

  • SO TRUE TIGERSTAR THE SECOND SUUUUUCKS. Like he doesn’t ask questions, doesn’t think abt the outcomes. And just does what ever he wants. Like with Shadowsight. NO QUESTIONS ASKED, JUST MARCHES HIM OVER TO TC TO FREEZE THE LIFE OUT OF BRAMBLESTAR. AND THEN PROCEEDS TO BLSME JAYFEATHER AND ALDERHEART. BC APPARENTLY ITS NOT SHADOWPAWS FAULT. I’m writing an article abt Leopardstarr and why she SUCKS.

    • 💮🌸Skye🌸💮 [Skypaw//Skymist//Misty Moon On A Fareway Sky//Has two fanfics going on! Check out Shinign Shadows and my newest: Shadowed Path!] says:

      I agree Tigerstar 2 sucks, but not Leopardstar ;w;…Respect your opiniopn tho

  • 🌹🎵𝓡𝓸𝓼𝓮𝓵𝓮𝓽 the ✨Clarinet✨ Player🎵🌹🌈Aka Rainpaw/brook🌈🌿🌷Spring is coming!🌷🌿 says:

    Great article, but personally I think Tigerstar’s a great character! 😀

  • 🌹☁️ Silver Clouds Shining At Dusk (Silverdusk) Shadedpaw's Happy Mentor 💚 SAVE THE TIGERS 🐅 Running for SW! ☁️🌹 says:

    Fantastic article I completely agree!!! Tigerstar suckssss

  • 🌸Lilacpaw🌸🌷aka Lila🌷🪷Scorchmist's apprentice!🪷💜Months until running for SW count: 2💜 says:

    Great article! Tigerstar more like Tigerstank lol

  • Exactly! I’ve never really liked Tigerstar Jr, but what he’s doing to RiverClan right now honestly makes my blood boil. He says, “If they’re upset that I’m taking charge in RiverClan, it’s their own fault for not telling us what was going on in the first place” but the fact that he is trying to take over right now is only proof that they were right not to tell the clans of their weakness! And I love Sunbeam and Flameheart, but it seems like they care more about Sunbeam not having to choose between ShadowClan and their relationship more than they actually care about the good of the clans. I mean, yeah, a war with ShadowClan is obviously bad news for their relationship, but isn’t it worth it to save an entire clan of innocent cats? I’m glad that Squirrelstar is leader of ThunderClan now, not only because I love Squirrelstar, and not only because I love saying Squirrelstar, but also because Squirrelstar can give Leafstar the backup she needs to get Tigerstar Jr out of RiverClan because what he is doing is the worst. I’ve always loved Squirrelstar and Leafstar, and I would love to see them take that mouse-brained fox-heart out of RiverClan territory for good. I know no one wants a war, but some things are worth fighting for. RiverClan is losing their freedom and it’s Tigerstar Jr’s fault.

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