the fact that Tawnypelt named Tigerheart after her father really makes me tear up. especially now that he ended up becoming leader of the same clan and straight up just has the original Tigerstar’s name. but I also think that having a new, good Tigerstar leading Shadowclan may be some sort of closure for her now that she’s getting older. In the beginning, she followed her father to Shadowclan in hopes of living a life where she’d be accepted, but after his death she stayed committed and made a place for herself. now, Tawnypelt is a loyal, beloved Shadowclan cat through and through, and she came to view it as her home even after everything that happened. that’s what ‘Tawnypelt’s Clan’ meant. now she can see her son carry out her love for her clan (he even named his son shadowkit :3) and someday she’ll be able to rest in peace knowing Shadowclan is finally in good hands.
it always just made me so sad that Tawnypelt felt so alienated and villainized by her own clanmates as a kid, she actually felt like following her father, who accepted her, was the best chance of having a life where she’d feel secure and welcome. I’m not entirely sure if young Tawnypaw at the time understood exactly what kind of cat her father was, but we know that she does now and she recognizes him as irredeemable. but when i think about it, the way that a kid would piece things together actually makes her decisions make a lot of sense. Thunderclan treated Tawnypaw as dangerous and untrustworthy for literally just existing, yet they never explicitly told her why they hated Tigerstar, so it was probably easy for Tigerstar to convince her that Thunderclan was wrong about him too, that he was ‘just like her’. and then i have to remember that her father, who was the only cat she felt any sense of belonging with, was brutally murdered after she had already witnessed him commit war crimes and attempt to become a violent dictator. like, she was still a freaking kid!! how in the world is an isolated kid supposed to feel when they simultaneously hate their father for what they watched him do, but also mourn him and feel completely alone without him? even Shadowclan, which was actually starting to become a home for her, now made her feel like an outsider because Tigerstar wasn’t leader anymore, meaning she was just a Thunderclan apprentice who joined Shadowclan by herself.
so, it’s just such an emotional character piece that she would name her son after the first Tigerstar. obviously, Tawnypelt hates everything her father did and she’ll never forgive him for it, but his actions can’t change the fact that he was her parent, and he was the one who found her a place in Shadowclan. No matter how awful of a cat she thinks he was, he will always have a place in her heart and memories as the parent who guided her in the beginning of her life. and I think that’s exactly why she named her son Tigerkit. it’s not in honor of Tigerstar or a tribute of some sort, it’s the part of Tawnypelt from childhood that wants to prove there isn’t shame in sharing blood with a bad cat, or even carrying his name. but in a way, Tigerheart/star also reminds her of the perception she had of her father in early childhood. the welcoming cat who helped her when she was lost, and helped her find a true home. In that way, I think she’s also probably very happy about the way that Dovewing ended up finding a place with Tigerheart/star in Shadowclan. he really did become all of the parts of Tigerstar that she remembered fondly, without changing for the worst or breaking her trust.
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How come Shadowsight survived a fucking lightning strike with no repercussions
Like, he has no scars, no problems with motor movements/random muscle spasms, nothing
What the fuck
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just getting the clan roosters down
ThunderClan survivors: Squirrelflight, Poppyfrost, Eaglewing
ShadowClan survivors: Blazefire, Oakfur, Flowerstem, Shadowsight
WindClan survivors: Whiskernose, Whistlepaw, Nightcloud, Crouchfoot
RiverClan survivors: Havenpelt, Curlfeather, Lizardtail
SkyClan survivors: None...
a little shadowsight doodle i ended up putting effort into lol
kinda messy but hhgn ghgjhngb
i think ive finally come up w a shadowsight design i actually like :]
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