I’m sorry. I love the way they’ve never given up, no matter what. Yes, they relied on Thunderclan a lot in Tallstar’s days, but I think that’s less likely because they’re weak, and more likely because Tallstar saw the wisdom of allying himself with a clan who was stronger than himself, and also because he was partially in their debt after Firestar and Greystripe led them back home, and then later defended them from being driven out.
Onestar was an idiot. He was chosen by Tallstar because Tallstar wanted to ensure his alliance with Thunderclan would continue after his death and he knew Onestar was friends with Firestar. Onestar completely missed the point of that, and simply drove a spike through his friendship with ThunderClan. This not only brought up unnecessary drama, but it caused the largest war ever to be fought on clan territory since the dawn of the clans. And it’s all Onestar’s fault for trying too hard to declare his independence of the debt he owed Firestar/Thunderclan. If he had shown a modicum of wisdom and kept his head down, he could have saved himself and his clan a lot of grief.
However, I do respect them greatly for trying, and I love their camp/territory.
Plus, they have some of the best warriors, in my opinion- Ashfoot, Tornear, Mudclaw, Morningflower, Heatherstar, Tallstar, …and lets not forget Gorsepaw. ;A;