Rivercloud discusses Sol.
This is my first post, so enjoy!
Everybody thinks Sol is a bad character – why? Sol did do some things that weren’t the best, which is understandable; stealing Leafstar’s kits, convincing Blackstar that Starclan had no power, and the list goes on. The way Sol uses other cats’ weaknesses to his benefit isn’t exactly great – it actually sucks, but in my opinion, he can’t be all that bad. He speaks his mind, even if his thoughts aren’t cheery.
I hate to say this, but is Starclan any better? At times, Starclan does use the opportunity to manipulate the clans, and while most people would disagree, using their power for themselves is a little bit selfish.
Of course, it’s a crazy difference between Sol and Starclan, said difference being Starclan usually doesn’t intentionally hurt cats while Sol understands what he’s doing.
But, that being said, they are still both bad, and I wish that people could cut Sol some slack, because he IS right, in a way, especially when he points out how the Warrior Code is flawed. For example, the rule about not having more than a friendly relationship with a cat from another clan – that rule was broken many times, which is an immediate red alert that’s not exactly fair
In a way, Sol is a big plot changer for Warrior Cats and a definitely interesting character. One thing I wish that could’ve been added was some character development – he stayed the same conniving evil cat pretty much the whole time – unless, of course, you imagined being in his shoes, or tried comparing him to Starclan, unbiased.
A quick conclusion, as I know that this overview of Sol is pretty wordy. Sol might be an antagonist in the books, and fairly so. But if you look closely, you can tell that some of his points are right, one being that the warrior code can be wrong. And Starclan isn’t great either – one thing people hate about Sol is that he manipulates other cats, but what about Starclan? They may do it unintentionally, but it is what it is. Not to mention how big of a story changer he was. There are both good and wrong sides to Sol, but maybe he isn’t all that bad.