Shadeleap shares their opinion on Nightheart.
Hey BlogClan! Today I’m going to be talking about probably the most controversial ASC protagonist, Nightheart. Most people don’t like this tom, but many do, so I thought I should talk about him. Enjoy!
So, my thoughts on Nightheart are… mixed. On one paw, I like his struggles, and I think his story could be really interesting, but on the other paw, half of ThunderClan is related to Firestar now, so every cat looking to Nightheart like he should be the next Firestar is just totally out of the blue! His story would make sense if it were like, Leafpool or Lionblaze or something, but Nightheart is 3 generations removed from Firestar. I also struggle to connect with this adult man acting so immature. I get that he wants to be seen for who he is and not who Firestar was, but there are other ways to do this than acting like a baby. He’s not a kit, and he’s not even apprentice aged. He’s the same age as cats like Rootspring and Needleclaw who got their warrior names in Darkness Within.
I think I have a theory as to why Nightheart’s struggle was placed on him, not his sister, his mom, uncle, cousin, or any other cat related to him. And unlike Nightheart thinks, pelt color doesn’t matter.
My theory on this has to do with monarchies. As a problem brought up in Graystripe’s Vow, the power has mostly stayed in Firestar’s family. This wasn’t intended, but Bramblestar made Squirrelflight his deputy, so here we are. This theory works with the system where the power goes through male heirs, or the toms of ThunderClan. However, Firestar doesn’t have any sons, so the power would go to his firstborn daughter, Leafpool. However, since she is a medicine cat, the ‘throne’ of leadership would go to Squirrelflight. After her, the power would go to her oldest son, Alderheart. But Alderheart is a medicine cat, so it would go to his sister, Sparkpelt. Sparkpelt has two kits, the eldest of which is Finchlight, but the oldest tom is Nightheart, so there you go. According to this system Nightheart is the next heir to the ThunderClan throne.
Now, I know that Warriors doesn’t have a monarchy. If it were, Firestar would never have become leader, seeing as he’s not related to Bluestar, or anyone really. And it still doesn’t make a ton of sense why Nightheart’s struggles were given to him and not Squirrelflight, Leafpool, or any of their kits, but I can partially understand it if this theory is true. Anyway, that’s all I got. It’s a much shorter article for you all today, but I hope you enjoyed it.
It’s all just a theory.
A Warriors theory!
Thanks for reading.