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.

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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

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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 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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Mapleshade didn't eat deathberries did she? I thought she was killed by Appledusks apprentice

4 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

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IRL and in my warrior fancfic, my character Hollyvixen is just like her. I love Mapleshade! -Horsestar of HorseClan

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

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 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

9 She's manipulative

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

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10 She avenged her kits so they could go to Starclan V 3 Comments

The Contenders

11 She's mysterious

Her life and feelings are a mystery. - Wolftail

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12 She's the best warrior cat


13 She fought her life and death

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

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14 She cared about her kits
15 She is a good villain

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

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

16 She is smart
17 She killed Spottedleaf

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

18 She is one of the few villains who has a reason to be a villain
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