History Headscratchers / MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicGeneralCanon

18th Apr '18 2:01:59 AM Ihavequestions
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** There is definitely a DoubleStandard, but this may also have to do with who the punisher is. In the examples of Twilight abd Fluttershy you mentioned, Celestia is the one who would've punished them. The show has made it clear as long as you're willing to [[HeelFaceTurn turn things around]], Celestia will forgive you. This is the pony who forgave her sister for ''trying to kill her'' out of pure jealousy, and returned her title and authority as princess without a moment's hesitation. Twilight is the one who forgave Trixie and Starlight, and it's not far-fetched to assume she picked up that forgiving attitude from her mentor. On the other hand, Applejack has been shown to be stubborn/strict in views she has, so if she were the hurt party in the other examples and had that authority, maybe they wouldn't be forgiven.

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** There is definitely a DoubleStandard, but this may also have to do with who the punisher is. In the examples of Twilight abd and Fluttershy you mentioned, Celestia is the one who would've punished them. The show has made it clear as long as you're willing to [[HeelFaceTurn turn things around]], Celestia will forgive you. This is the pony who forgave her sister for ''trying to kill her'' out of pure jealousy, and returned her title and authority as princess without a moment's hesitation. Twilight is the one who forgave Trixie and Starlight, and it's not far-fetched to assume she picked up that forgiving attitude from her mentor. On the other hand, Applejack has been shown to be stubborn/strict in views she has, so if she were the hurt party in the other examples and had that authority, maybe they wouldn't be forgiven.
18th Apr '18 2:00:47 AM Ihavequestions
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** There is definitely a DoubleStandard, but this may also have to do with who the punisher is. In the examples of Twilight abd Fluttershy you mentioned, Celestia is the one who would've punished them. The show has made it clear as long as you're willing to [[HeelFaceTurn turn things around]], Celestia will forgive you. This is the pony who forgave her sister for ''trying to kill her'' out of pure jealousy, and returned her title and authority as princess without a moment's hesitation. Twilight is the one who forgave Trixie and Starlight, and it's not far-fetched to assume she picked up that forgiving attitude from her mentor. On the other hand, Applejack has been shown to be stubborn/strict in views she has, so if she were the hurt party in the other examples and had that authority, maybe they wouldn't be forgiven.
2nd Apr '18 10:50:48 PM MeaJae97
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* Ok about the elements of harmony, doesn't Rainbow Dash posses the element of "loyalty" and Applejack the element of "honesty" In my opinion Rainbow Dash is the most honest out of all of them (example : telling Rarity she was the laughingstock of Ponyville after her failed fashion show) and Applejack is more loyal (example : not giving up on Fluttershy in the episode "Dragon Shy" when Rainbow Dash wanted to leave Fluttershy behind). I really think the two ponies elements are switched
** in the pilot, they fit their respective elements very well. I don't think a momentary laps of these qualities means anything. also, this might be Hasbro's fault as they denied the idea or a continuing story arc. some of the writers might have just forgotten as a result.

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* Ok about the elements of harmony, doesn't Rainbow Dash posses the element of "loyalty" and Applejack the element of "honesty" In my opinion Rainbow Dash is the most honest out of all of them (example : telling Rarity she was the laughingstock of Ponyville after her failed fashion show) and Applejack is more loyal (example : not giving up on Fluttershy in the episode "Dragon Shy" when Rainbow Dash wanted to leave Fluttershy behind). I really think the two ponies elements are switched
switched.
** in In the pilot, first episodes, they fit their respective elements very well. I don't think a momentary laps of these qualities means anything. also, this might be Hasbro's fault as they denied the idea or a continuing story arc. some of the writers might have just forgotten as a result.
26th Mar '18 12:03:44 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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11th Mar '18 5:10:52 PM fanboy95
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* So in some episodes, the Cutie Mark Crusaders get punished quite harshly for what they do. Not too bad on its own, but there's a problem I have with this. Characters such as [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero Twilight Sparkle]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E5TanksForTheMemories Rainbow Dash]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E22ABirdInTheHoof Fluttershy]] and even [[HeelFaceTurn previously villainous characters]] such as [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel Trixie]] and [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E26TheCutieRemarkPart2 Starlight Glimmer]] [[KarmaHoudini have been excused from any sort of consequences]] for much worse things than the CMC have ever done because they had [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic "sympathetic" reasons]], [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin yet the CMC have to face the brunt of punishment for relatively minor offenses]]. To name a couple examples,[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E23PonyvilleConfidential spreading gossip in a newspaper column]] [[DisproportionateRetribution gets them publicly shamed]] and [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E4OneBadApple trying to retaliate against a bully whose actions got increasingly cruel]] led to them thinking they were the bullies and their aggressor getting away scot-free. [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E6AppleoosasMostWanted Applejack even refused to absolve them of responsibility for sneaking out of Braeburn's hooves just for doing the right thing]] even though, as mentioned, [[DoubleStandard the others have gone unpunished as long as they had a "reason"]]. Since the CMC are clearly innocent children, shouldn't they be given somewhat more leeway and a warning while the more adult characters who should know better get the harsh treatment instead?
30th Jan '18 3:13:20 AM TheSnowSquirrel
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* It's pretty much canon that Twilight is Spike's adoptive mother and while Spike's DeadpanSnarker traits are played for laughs most of the time, he does get the occasional dirty look for it and it has sometimes bordered on JerkAss. so is Twilight one of those parents that's afraid to be tough on their kids?
** I think she's actually more like a [[CoolBigSis big sister]] to him, and the way he treats her in the series seems to prove this. That's pretty much what being a big sis is about - sometimes you're a surrogate mother, sometime you're a ButtMonkey, while mother-son relationship would rather exclude the second part.

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* It's pretty much canon that Twilight is Spike's adoptive mother and while Spike's DeadpanSnarker traits are played for laughs most of the time, he does get the occasional dirty look for it and it has sometimes bordered on JerkAss. so is Twilight one of those parents that's afraid to be tough on their kids?
kids?**To be fair, she doesn’t treat him that well..some JerkAssy nature comming from him would be kind of understandable...

** I think she's actually more like a [[CoolBigSis aCoolBigSis big sister]] to him, and the way he treats her in the series seems to prove this. That's pretty much what being a big sis is about - sometimes you're a surrogate mother, sometime you're a ButtMonkey, while mother-son relationship would rather exclude the second part.
4th Jan '18 3:06:24 PM sethtropes
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**Simple. Dragons don't go to school.
30th Dec '17 9:14:09 AM -Magicality-
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**In "Where The Apple Lies," Applejack gets a gangly preteen/teen-looking form as opposed to her shorter, more bodily proportionate filly form in "Cutie Mark Chronicles."



**Honesty is important and a value of life to Applejack, but to RD it's a personality trait/a passing care.




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**Granny Smith seems to be at least a hundred years old, based on how old Ponyville is.
29th Oct '17 1:31:30 PM Ihavequestions
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** Perhaps it's similar to rotation, except they rotate the sun and moon instead of the Earth? When Luna needs to raise the moon, Celestia sets the sun to the other side of the globe, and Luna does the same when Celestia must raise the sun.


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** If we want to take Nightmare Moon's banishment and Tirek being sent to hell into consideration, it seems the only consequence is a form of exile.
28th Oct '17 12:01:28 PM SeanRenaud
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* How did Equestria avoid a massive villain pile up. I mean given what we know about Nightmare Moon and Discord we have a few choices. They knew him BEFORE coming to Equestria or this whole pillar thing was shortly there after and the Sirens, Tirek and Sombra were packed in before the Nightmare incident or you know just like now Equestria was a bloody mess for a few years only it's protectors all had to take the sacrifice win because they didn't have the benefit of plot armor.
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