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1st Apr '16 4:35:44 PM StFan
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** Looking back on this, the latter half definitely gave us a few new antagonists: The Flim-Flam Brothers ("The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000"); the minotaur guy ("Putting Your Hoof Down"); the dragon teenage gang ("Dragon Quest"); Gustave Le Grande, Mulia Mild, and Donut Joe ("MMMystery on the Friendship Express"), and Queen Chrysalis ("A Canterlot Wedding") Some of these guys are antagonists only in that they oppose whatever characters are in the focus that episode though (which would make Cranky Doodle Donkey from "A Friend in Deed" one as well) and are otherwise decent people.

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** Looking back on this, the latter half definitely gave us a few new antagonists: The Flim-Flam Brothers ("The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000"); the minotaur guy ("Putting Your Hoof Down"); the dragon teenage gang ("Dragon Quest"); Gustave Le Grande, Mulia Mild, and Donut Joe ("MMMystery ("[=MMMystery=] on the Friendship Express"), and Queen Chrysalis ("A Canterlot Wedding") Some of these guys are antagonists only in that they oppose whatever characters are in the focus that episode though (which would make Cranky Doodle Donkey from "A Friend in Deed" one as well) and are otherwise decent people.
18th Mar '16 12:28:32 PM SeanRenaud
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* Why doesn't Fluttershy have trouble talking to other sentient species? The dragon in "Dragonshy" was treated like an animal despite his sentience, and she doesn't seem to see Discord or the Breezies as animals but she's still always been comfortable talking to them and even [[spoiler:assuming authority over them]]. What is it about her own species that makes her clam up?

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* Why doesn't Fluttershy have trouble talking to other sentient species? The dragon in "Dragonshy" was treated like an animal despite his sentience, and she doesn't seem to see Discord or the Breezies as animals but she's still always been comfortable talking to them and even [[spoiler:assuming authority over them]]. What is it about her own species that makes her clam up?up?
** Most likely with the arguable exception of Spike who seems to wander this strange line between pet, little brother, indentured servant and friend the animals are not her peers. Even if they are sentient they still don't matter in quite the same way as ponies do. It's like how some children are perfectly chatty with adults but quiet around kids their age. No adult is ever going to invite them to a sleep over or make fun of their braces. Similarly some of those same kids can easily give speeches to large crowds because there is a world of difference between a crowd of largely nobodies watching you and being one on one with Chris. Similarly Fluttershy isn't going to die alone if every dragon on the planet shuns her.
12th Mar '16 2:22:03 AM Boba_Fett88
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** Friendship is Magic. Friendship is not the ability to ''use'' magic. Even if everypony with friends is generating magic, not everyone knows how to use it. Also consider that the most powerful magical items in the setting are powered by or related to friendship. Friendship might be a fundamental or extremely powerful form of magic, which not just anypony can use.

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** Friendship is Magic. Friendship is not the ability to ''use'' magic. Even if everypony with friends is generating magic, not everyone knows how to use it. Also consider that the most powerful magical items in the setting are powered by or related to friendship. Friendship might be a fundamental or extremely powerful form of magic, which not just anypony can use.use.

* Why doesn't Fluttershy have trouble talking to other sentient species? The dragon in "Dragonshy" was treated like an animal despite his sentience, and she doesn't seem to see Discord or the Breezies as animals but she's still always been comfortable talking to them and even [[spoiler:assuming authority over them]]. What is it about her own species that makes her clam up?
2nd Nov '15 1:57:26 PM SeanRenaud
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** I think baby dragons stay with their parents on the mountain.I strongly doubt they carry around baskets for them.It's even more strange because from "Look before you sleep" we know there is another bed in the lybrary.

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** I think baby dragons stay with their parents on the mountain.I strongly doubt they carry around baskets for them.It's even more strange because from "Look before you sleep" we know there is another bed in the lybrary.library.




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** It's not clear how much contact ponies and dragons normally have but it seems to be fairly limited. Enough that even Twilight, the Smart One, didn't head off in DragonQuest with the intention of dealing with the dragon as a sentient being that could be reasoned with. She brought Fluttershy specifically because Fluttershy has a connection to ''animals''. So its possible that either it IS racism/specism on the part of the ponies to mistreat Spike because they simply don't know better or perhaps Spike is special in some way that isn't clearly defined. That same thing that makes Scooby Doo different, it's not that dogs talk in Scooby Doo. They don't and it's never brought up.
2nd Nov '15 7:09:48 AM FF32
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* Why does Spike sleeps in a basket? It gives UnfortunateImplication: he isn't a dog or a cat. A crib would be less insulting.

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* Why does Spike sleeps in a basket? It gives UnfortunateImplication: UnfortunateImplications: he isn't a dog or a cat. A crib would be less insulting.
1st Nov '15 9:43:28 PM Epicazeroth
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* If friendship is magic and everyone can make friends, why can't anyone with friends use magic...? Can only unicorns/alicorns truly befriend anyone? And what does it mean that none of the Elements actually ''do'' anything except the element of Magic?

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* If friendship is magic and everyone can make friends, why can't anyone with friends use magic...? Can only unicorns/alicorns truly befriend anyone? And what does it mean that none of the Elements actually ''do'' anything except the element of Magic?Magic?
** Friendship is Magic. Friendship is not the ability to ''use'' magic. Even if everypony with friends is generating magic, not everyone knows how to use it. Also consider that the most powerful magical items in the setting are powered by or related to friendship. Friendship might be a fundamental or extremely powerful form of magic, which not just anypony can use.
25th Oct '15 10:39:13 AM PurpleAlert
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* Am I the only one that thinks the Earth Ponies are getting shafted for representation in the royalty? I know unicorns are meant to be Equestria's elite, but if it's not to present them as being all three Pony types in one body, why does a princess ''have'' to be an Alicorn? If a Pegasus had all the necessary qualities to be a princess, would Celestia give her a horn? If it was an Earth Pony, would Celestia give her a horn ''and'' wings? Or is magic ability the cornerstone of high authority in Equestria and no one ''but'' a

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* Am I the only one that thinks the Earth Ponies are getting shafted for representation in the royalty? I know unicorns are meant to be Equestria's elite, but if it's not to present them as being all three Pony types in one body, why does a princess ''have'' to be an Alicorn? If a Pegasus had all the necessary qualities to be a princess, would Celestia give her a horn? If it was an Earth Pony, would Celestia give her a horn ''and'' wings? Or friendship is magic ability and everyone can make friends, why can't anyone with friends use magic...? Can only unicorns/alicorns truly befriend anyone? And what does it mean that none of the cornerstone Elements actually ''do'' anything except the element of high authority in Equestria and no one ''but'' aMagic?
25th Oct '15 10:31:56 AM PurpleAlert
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**** Some kids (like this troper) lose their parents when they're young. While the audience might find it interesting to know, it's not being disingenuous for the show not to discuss it beyond "Yes, Applejack's parents died. Sometimes that happens, and the chance for them to meet new people, and for new people to meet them, is unfortunately gone." It happened, it's sad, but unless they actually want to discuss death, it doesn't need to be treated as something that absolutely must be examined just because it was mentioned. You're basically saying "I was told there was a death, therefore I was promised a corpse."
19th Oct '15 12:33:04 PM SeanRenaud
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** Because it would probably seem a little weird. The CMC already kinda come off as the Mane6 Gen2 and mising half the team without them actually being the next generation. Also the three pairs actually work out well. You have Rarity and Sweetie Belle who are real sisters and have real sister issues. Apple Jack and Apple Bloom who pretty much always get along and are 'ideal' sisters and then you have Rainbow Dash and Scootaloo who are clearly share a sisterly bond that goes beyond blood ties.
18th Oct '15 11:26:32 AM nombretomado
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** Remember the episode of the PowerpuffGirls (an earlier project Lauren Faust worked on) where [[{{Satan}} Him]] made the girls' worst fears come true, and it was revealed that Blossom's worst fear amounted to, "If I weren't smart anymore and start getting questions wrong in school, then no one will love me anymore, and I will be cast down into Hell"? It's like that. Twilight's just as insecure about failing her beloved mentor, Celestia, as Blossom was about not being smart enough.

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** Remember the episode of the PowerpuffGirls ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' (an earlier project Lauren Faust worked on) where [[{{Satan}} Him]] made the girls' worst fears come true, and it was revealed that Blossom's worst fear amounted to, "If I weren't smart anymore and start getting questions wrong in school, then no one will love me anymore, and I will be cast down into Hell"? It's like that. Twilight's just as insecure about failing her beloved mentor, Celestia, as Blossom was about not being smart enough.
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