Best Things About the Warrior Cat Mapleshade

Mapleshade is an amazing and misunderstood character. Yes, she killed Spottedleaf for the second time, ruined Crookedstar's life, killed a lot of Riverclan cats. But there's more to her than that.

The Top Ten

1 She persevered

Instead of sulking (she did at first) and killing herself (she did in the end, though) she persevered to get her revenge. I have yet to get mine. - Wolftail

Why do you guys keep saying she killed herself? It's stated in the wiki and in the books that she died from "Blood loss from neck wound" Not being mean, just stating facts.

Did she give up when she lost her kits and mate, and even her whole Clan? No, she got revenge on Ravenwing (who sucks) and Appledusk (who also sucks even more), and so many others. I wish she didn't eat those death berries, as hard as her life was, but she accomplished a lot in her time. - Emberflight_of_StormClan

She is definitely my favourite warrior, no questions asked. Say Mapleshade if u agee - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

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2 She's clever

Mapleshade's seriously clever! I mean, she manipulated Crookedstar and made him think that all those deaths were his fault! Yes, she did prey on a cat that didn't deserve it, but Mapleshade lost everything! She was nearly leader of her Clan, then she fell in love - you don't choose who you fall in love with! Then, she's forced to tell ThunderClan her kits' father, although it is said that the father of kits is allowed to be kept secret, and then she gets exiled! Right then! Yellowfang, Raggedstar, Bluestar, Oakheart, Greystripe, Silverstream, Leafpool and Crowfeather should have been exiled from their Clans as well! Yellowfang and Raggedstar should have had something even worse happen to them, and Leafpool and Crowfeather... well they should have been killed judging by Mapleshade's treatment! There's a lot more I'd like to say about Mapleshade, but, yeah. - Shiverfeather

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She manipulated Crookedkit (later Crookedstar) into thinking that keeping her promise wouldn't come with a cost. And organising the attack on Riverclan with the rogues, to kill Reedshine and Appledusk? Smart thinking. Bravo, Mapleshade. - Wolftail

3 Lots of people can relate to her

Like the awesome quote: "Can you imagine what that feels like? To be rejected twice? To be a loner when all you tried to do was love? "

At least one in their lives, people have been cheated on, depressed, and wanting revenge. And here's an awesome character they can relate to! - Wolftail

Think about it see also lost much more then that and was rejected THREE times. - Catsarah123

Oh, yes! Who doesn't love killing multiple cats, holding an apprentice hostage who had done nothing wrong and blaming others for their own mistakes? Damn...You can really relate to her! I mean, apparently murder is logic?

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Yeah. Who hasn’t watched their kits drown in a river and then sworn revenge on three cats because they had hallucinations of their dead kits telling them to? - oceanbreezetheawesomewarrior

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4 She died a martyr

Before she ate deathberries (yew berries) and died, she promised herself that she would get revenge. She later did. She died for what she believed in: that she would get revenge on the clans for casting her out. And on star clan, for sending her to the Dark Forest. - Wolftail

My fave warrior cat - moonwolf

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Shes my favorite warrior cat

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5 She lost everything and still didn't give up

She lost her clan, her mate, her kits, and still got revenge. Go Mapleshade! - Wolftail

I so agree because if this happened to someone else they would of GIVEN UP LIKE... SNAP!

She also created the best quote in warrior history

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6 She has the same name as many places

I once looked her up on Google Maps, and I found a recording studio, Mapleshade Lane, Mapleshade Primary School. There's even a town in New Jersey called Maple Shade. Close enough. - Wolftail

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7 She's a character in the Warriors series

One of the best book series ever! If only she had an appearance in The Enemy series, or even Chronicles of Ancient Darkness... - Wolftail

Warriors is life, and every character is a part of it. - WitheredBonnie

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8 She's manipulative

My parents say I'm manipulative. Hmm, so that's another reason why I'm like a human Mapleshade. - Wolftail

I can get anyone to do whatever I want even if it means to rip apart the thing I love most

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9 She's underrated

Just have a deeper look into her life story. There's more to her than that she ruined Crookedstar's life and killed Spottedleaf for the second time. I mean, come on people, seriously. - Wolftail

She's the best! Favourite cat!

I'm my opinion, she's one of the most misunderstood characters in the series. I mean, she was such a loyal warrior and then she was forced into telling the clan who her mate was even though you can do that. She was punished for lying about Birchface being the father of her kits but she never actually said so; everyone just assumed that Birchface was their father. And then she was kicked out of her clan and rejected by her own kin, even though it's against the warrior code to do that to a queen and her kits. And then she was rejected AGAIN by her mate, Appledusk, and the rest of Riverclan. They have no simpathy for a queen who just lost her kits. And Appledusk goes completely unpunished?!?! So I really don't blame her for killing those cats, especially Appledusk and Frecklewish. I mean, Frecklewish just stood there and watched as those kits drowned. And then she went to the dark forest when she died, never to see her kits again. I cried for hours after her death. She was only trying to ...more

10 She avenged her kits so they could go to Starclan

Three words: Best mom ever! - Catsarah123

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11 She's mysterious

Her life and feelings are a mystery. - Wolftail

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12 She fought her life and death

She is STILL in the dark forest - AnonymousChick

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She should not be in the dark forest it should be Appledusk there not mapleshade I love her she is so cooll

13 She's the best warrior cat


14 She is smart
15 She is one of the few villains who has a reason to be a villain
16 She still cares for her kits

The Erins revealed that whenever Mapleshade has the chance,she will visit her kits at the border of Starclan.I think that she is to be monitored by Frecklewish,Ravenwing,Birchface and Appledusk in case she tries to cross the border and murder a cat,but this sentence just shows how much she still loves her kits,even if her soul is corrupted by shadow and ice.

17 She cared about her kits
18 She killed Spottedleaf

I hate spotty leaf. I'm glad she killed her

19 She was heartbroken

Apple Dusk and Freckle wish can go die in a hole Reed shine can lose her kits and be slaughtered Raven Wing is such a jerk and wouldn't have mercy on innocent kits

Well said...

Ravenwing is the worst,frecklewish go die in a pit,appledusk go to the dark forest.reedshine should have been slaughtered she is a mary sue and is a jerk to flash a grin at mapleshade while comforting appledusk like,"He's mine loser! "i hate them!

20 She was awesome
21 She is a good villain

She's my favourite cat! And what's that horrible comment doing under me!?

I dislike her because she is evil and manipulated Crookedstar but when it comes to villains she is one of the best. - RiverClanRocks

22 She was cheated on

*Fluff appleass whatever his name was! She didn't deserve that!

23 She Was Betrayed
24 She slips away from blame

Mapleshade slips out of Ravenwing's death by hiding behind the Moonstone,where it would be the last place any cat ever checked.She slips out of Frecklewish's death by running away leaving a Thunderclan patrol to find her,they even mention they have no medicine cat! She DOESN'T manage to slip out of Appledusk's death though as she kills him in front of the whole clan.

25 Maple shade killed out of love.

She killed Raven Wing, Freckle wish and Apple Dusk and almost killed Reed shine. She did all that to save her kits she felt so alone that so thought killing cats was the way to save her kits all she wanted was love and when she found out that Apple Dusk betrayed Maple Shade by cheating on her with Reed shine her heart broke so she was forced to be a loner and leave the clan she loved behind. The things and cats she loved was taken from her by the warrior code.

26 A caring mother who is amazing

She is still a caring mother even though she is in the dark Forest, it should be appledusk in the dark Forest not Maple Shade

27 Mapleshade was brave
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