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A Snowtuft Analysis: A Bad Guy? by Rosegaze

Rosegaze takes a look at Snowtuft.

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Official collectable card art by Gee_lly
[a headshot of Snowtuft with small blue flowers in his fur]

We all know about Snowtuft. He’s a fan favorite within the community, mostly due to the theories surrounding him. We all know the one, the “Snowtuft is Snowkit” theory? It’s always been fascinating to me, as his mysterious origins have always left plenty of room for speculation. Today, I’m going to take a look into who he is, his actions, his origins, and his defection to the Lights in the Mists.

Let’s take a look at his origins first, to find a good starting place. Even that is difficult, as we know next to nothing about him. The only thing we know about him is that he is from Shadowclan, and that’s it. We do know, however, that he has been in the Dark Forest so long that he can’t remember what he even did to end up in the Dark Forest in the first place. All he knows is that he wasn’t the nicest cat. That’s it, that’s all we know. There are theories about him that we will look at later, but for now, this is all we got.

On to the actual analysis! In OOTS, he is just your run-of-the-mill Dark Forest Background character. He’s mean, and he fights for the bad guys. That’s basically who he was in OOTS. In TBC, he is a more complex individual. He admits to regretting his actions in OOTS, and when asked about, he immediately gets defensive about it. Despite this, he still idolizes Tigerstar the 1st. When the Dark Forest started shrinking, like anyone else, he was scared of fading away. Although he idolizes Tigerstar, he hates Ashfur. This shows that he has a sense of morality. It is unknown why he idolized Tigertar but hated Ashfur, but my best guess is that he viewed Tigerstar as someone who would bring glory back to Shadowclan. To Snowtuft, this was probably great as he wanted the best for his clan (Assumably). Ashfur, however, had a much more tyrannical goal. In Snowtuft’s eyes, Ashfur only had plans for vengeance, and Snowtuft knew how bad vengeance usually goes. Ashfur’s goal was not in the benefit of the clans, which most likely drove Snowtuft away from him. Snowtuft seems to be a moral person who did bad things in the past for unknown reasons.

Alright, time to get to the part I know all of you were waiting for, the theories and speculation. The most popular Snowtuft theory is the “Snowtuft is Snowkit” theory. For those of you who don’t know of this theory, the premise is basically when Snowtuft dies, he either ends up in the Dark Forest, or goes to Starclan and somehow wandered into the Dark Forest. This was debunked years ago, but it is still one of the most popular Warrior Cats theories. There are multiple variations of this theory, but all detail the same idea. This theory is insanely popular and probably the most well known theory. I do believe it has been debunked multiple times, but it still lives.

That’s all from me, guys! Please tell me what you think in the comments! If I missed anything, please tell me!

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