History Recap / MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2

23rd Aug '16 3:00:11 PM StFan
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-> Written by Meghan [=McCarthy=]

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-> Written ->Written by Meghan [=McCarthy=]



When the jig is up for the fake Cadance, [[OneWingedAngel she reveals herself as Chrysalis, the frightening queen of the Changelings]], a race of parasitic beings with the ability to copy the shape of a loved one and then eat the love feelings directed to the fake. Chrysalis has decided to take over Canterlot because as the capital of Equestria, the country with the most ''love'' in the world, it can feed her subjects -- the other Changelings. She smugly announces that since she took Cadance's place, she turned Shining Armor into her puppet and has weakened him so much that soon he will be unable to keep Canterlot safe inside of his protective force field.

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When the jig is up for the fake Cadance, [[OneWingedAngel she reveals herself as Chrysalis, the frightening queen of the Changelings]], changelings]], a race of parasitic beings with the ability to copy the shape of a loved one and then eat the love feelings directed to the fake. Chrysalis has decided to take over Canterlot because as the capital of Equestria, the country with the most ''love'' in the world, it can feed her subjects -- the other Changelings.changelings. She smugly announces that since she took Cadance's place, she turned Shining Armor into her puppet and has weakened him so much that soon he will be unable to keep Canterlot safe inside of his protective force field.



Celestia urges Twilight and the others to get the Elements of Harmony, just when Chrysalis's army finally destroy Shining Armor's force field and attack Canterlot. The Mane Six end up in a pitched battle against Changelings magicked to look like them but in the end, they are overwhelmingly outnumbered and captured before they can get to the Elements.
Chrysalis's victory is absolute: Canterlot is invaded by her army, Celestia is imprisoned inside of a cocoon, the bearers of the Elements of Harmony have been neutralized and Shining Armor's power has been completely drained, leaving him incapable to recast his energy barrier. When the Evil Queen stops to gloat, Twilight frees Cadance so she can go to the side of her love. She not only breaks the Changeling's hold on him, but together, their love is strong enough to give Shining Armor the strength to once again perform his protection spell and banish the Changelings, not only from Canterlot but from all of Equestria. The day is saved!

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Celestia urges Twilight and the others to get the Elements of Harmony, just when Chrysalis's army finally destroy Shining Armor's force field and attack Canterlot. The Mane Six end up in a pitched battle against Changelings changelings magicked to look like them but in the end, they are overwhelmingly outnumbered and captured before they can get to the Elements.
Chrysalis's victory is absolute: Canterlot is invaded by her army, Celestia is imprisoned inside of a cocoon, the bearers of the Elements of Harmony have been neutralized and Shining Armor's power has been completely drained, leaving him incapable to recast his energy barrier. When the Evil Queen stops to gloat, Twilight frees Cadance so she can go to the side of her love. She not only breaks the Changeling's changeling's hold on him, but together, their love is strong enough to give Shining Armor the strength to once again perform his protection spell and banish the Changelings, changelings, not only from Canterlot but from all of Equestria. The day is saved!






* AdultFear: In the DarkReprise, a terrified Carrot Top being cornered with Dr. Whooves by the Changelings and trying to protect her foal.

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* AdultFear: In the DarkReprise, a terrified Carrot Top being cornered with Dr. Whooves Hooves by the Changelings changelings and trying to protect her foal.



* AwardBaitSong: "Love is in Bloom," the final song of the two-parter. It's very Disneyesque, and bears some resemblance to "Ever After" from ''Film/{{Enchanted}}.''
* BackToBackBadasses: Exploited. Applejack does this with Twilight, only for "Twilight" to turn out to be one of the Changelings.
* {{Badass}}: When [[BigBad Queen Chrysalis]] places her hoof on Twilight mockingly, our {{Adorkable}} heroine brushes her off and never loses her furious glare towards this rather imposing evil.

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* AwardBaitSong: "Love is Is in Bloom," Bloom", the final song of the two-parter. It's very Disneyesque, and bears some resemblance to "Ever After" from ''Film/{{Enchanted}}.''
* BackToBackBadasses: Exploited. Applejack does this with Twilight, only for "Twilight" to turn out to be one of the Changelings.
* {{Badass}}: When [[BigBad Queen Chrysalis]] places her hoof on Twilight mockingly, our {{Adorkable}} heroine brushes her off and never loses her furious glare towards this rather imposing evil.
changelings.



** UnkemptBeauty: Real!Cadance still proves to be quite the stunner when she is found, even under all the scruffiness, dirt, and bruises.



* BookEnds

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* BookEnds{{Bookends}}:



* BugBuzz: The Changelings have wings, but they're dragonfly wings that drone creepily when they fly.

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* BugBuzz: The Changelings changelings have wings, but they're dragonfly wings that drone creepily when they fly.



* CallBack
** Fluttershy directing a chorus of birds.
** Pinkie's [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E9SweetAndElite party cannon]] makes [[OverlyLongGag several returns]] during the battle with the Changeling {{Mook}}s.

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* CallBack
** Fluttershy directing a chorus of birds.
CallBack:
** Pinkie's [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E9SweetAndElite party cannon]] makes [[OverlyLongGag several returns]] during the battle with the Changeling changeling {{Mook}}s.



* TheCameo

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* TheCameoTheCameo:



* TheCombatPragmatist
** Pinkie's [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E9SweetAndElite party cannon]] makes a return during the battle with the Changeling {{Mook}}s and is used successfully in an offensive manner. Yes, that's right, Pinkie Pie weaponized partying. Then she weaponized one of her own friends by turning Twilight Sparkle into a gatling gun (see Gatling Good).

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* TheCombatPragmatist
TheCombatPragmatist:
** Pinkie's [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E9SweetAndElite party cannon]] makes a return during the battle with the Changeling changeling {{Mook}}s and is used successfully in an offensive manner. Yes, that's right, Pinkie Pie weaponized partying. Then she weaponized one of her own friends by turning Twilight Sparkle into a gatling gun (see Gatling Good).



* ConservationOfNinjutsu: ZigzaggedTrope. The Mane Six defeat a huge herd of changeling impostors all by themselves, but they can't take on the entire army. Possible FridgeBrilliance: The Changelings are fierce, but Chrysalis claims that she came to Equestria hunting for food for them. They were only weak individually because of malnourishment.

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* ConservationOfNinjutsu: ZigzaggedTrope. The Mane Six defeat a huge herd of changeling impostors all by themselves, but they can't take on the entire army. Possible FridgeBrilliance: The Changelings changelings are fierce, but Chrysalis claims that she came to Equestria hunting for food for them. They were are only weak individually because of malnourishment.



** Fluttershy directing a chorus of birds.



* CuteMonsterGirl: Although the Changelings are nightmarish, the relentlessly cute art still depicts their Queen as sort of cute. To elaborate, she has a beautiful face [[ButterFace but her body]] is terrifying.
* DamageDiscrimination: The HeartBeatDown only hits the Changelings (and their secretions), leaving everypony and everything left completely untouched.

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* CuteMonsterGirl: Although the Changelings changelings are nightmarish, the relentlessly cute art still depicts their Queen as sort of cute. To elaborate, she has a beautiful face [[ButterFace but her body]] is terrifying.
* DamageDiscrimination: The HeartBeatDown only hits the Changelings changelings (and their secretions), leaving everypony and everything left completely untouched.



* DarkestHour: Queen Chrysalis has defeated Celestia, captured the Mane Cast before they can get the Elements, and her Changelings now run rampant in Canterlot. It takes ThePowerOfLove channeled into a spell to finally defeat her.

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* DarkestHour: Queen Chrysalis has defeated Celestia, captured the Mane Cast before they can get the Elements, and her Changelings changelings now run rampant in Canterlot. It takes ThePowerOfLove channeled into a spell to finally defeat her.



* DeflectorShields
** Shining Armor's gigantic bubble shield around Canterlot comes crashing down as the Changelings break through and invade the city.
** The same spell is used to defeat the Changelings in the end but this time supercharged by ThePowerOfLove.
* DidntSeeThatComing

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* DeflectorShields
DeflectorShields:
** Shining Armor's gigantic bubble shield around Canterlot comes crashing down as the Changelings changelings break through and invade the city.
** The same spell is used to defeat the Changelings changelings in the end end, but this time supercharged by ThePowerOfLove.
* DidntSeeThatComingDidntSeeThatComing:



** It's quite evident that Cadance and Shining Armor blasting her out of Equestria with a HeartBeatDown was not a part of Chrysalis' EvilPlan.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu
** Changeling Queen, defeated [[PhysicalGod Princess Celestia]] in a one-on-one magic fight! Even she herself was surprised to win that one..

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** It's quite evident that Cadance and Shining Armor blasting her out of Equestria with a HeartBeatDown was not a part of Chrysalis' Chrysalis's EvilPlan.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu
DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu:
** Changeling Queen, defeated [[PhysicalGod Princess Celestia]] in a one-on-one magic fight! Even she herself was surprised to win that one..one.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: It's hard ''not'' to be reminded of a [[TheWarOnTerror certain tragedy]] during the Changeling Invasion, which is called by various people a terrorist attack, especially with the plot resembling another real life event, the Royal Wedding of William and Kate.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: It's hard ''not'' to be reminded of a [[TheWarOnTerror certain tragedy]] during the Changeling changeling Invasion, which is called by various people a terrorist attack, especially with the plot resembling another real life event, the Royal Wedding of William and Kate.



* {{Doppelganger}}: A whole race of them with Queen Chrysalis and the Changelings.

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* {{Doppelganger}}: A whole race of them with Queen Chrysalis and the Changelings.changelings.



* DynamicEntry: The first thing the Changelings do upon breaking Shining Armor's barrier is dive-bomb Canterlot, then [[MadeOfIron get right back up and continue wreaking havoc]].
* EarnYourHappyEnding

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* DynamicEntry: The first thing the Changelings changelings do upon breaking Shining Armor's barrier is dive-bomb Canterlot, then [[MadeOfIron get right back up and continue wreaking havoc]].
* EarnYourHappyEndingEarnYourHappyEnding:



* EconomyCast: While the Changelings were overwhelming you'd think the background ponies would have helped out a ''little'' bit more.

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* EconomyCast: While the Changelings changelings were overwhelming you'd think the background ponies would have helped out a ''little'' bit more.



* EvilGloating: Big mistake on the Changeling Queen's part as it gave the heroes the opportunity they needed to turn the tide. Celestia {{lampshades}} how foolish it was for Chrysalis to reveal her true self. Though she's more savvy than most villains, because she waited until it looked like she'd already won before gloating.

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* EvilGloating: EvilGloating:
**
Big mistake on the Changeling Queen's part as it gave the heroes the opportunity they needed to turn the tide. Celestia {{lampshades}} how foolish it was for Chrysalis to reveal her true self. Though she's more savvy than most villains, because she waited until it looked like she'd already won before gloating.



* TheFairFolk: The Changelings, which are the chaotic and fearsome variety.

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* TheFairFolk: The Changelings, changelings, which are the chaotic and fearsome variety.



* {{Foreshadowing}}

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* {{Foreshadowing}}{{Foreshadowing}}:



* FullFrontalAssault: Interestingly played with. As spoken by Applejack in "The Best Night Ever", ponies 'normally don't wear clothes.' But when Celestia orders the Mane Six to go get the Elements of Harmony, they [[FlungClothing shed their dresses they wore for the wedding]] to go retrieve them, and end up fighting a huge wave of Changelings. When you also consider Rarity's hesitation to undress before her friends prompted her to, this pretty much means that, [[MetaphoricallyTrue for all intents and purposes]], the Mane Six fought the first wave of Changelings in the 'nude'.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent Princess Luna rocking out harder than anypony else during the wedding reception, except perhaps for DJ PON-3.
* GatlingGood: Pinkie grabs Twilight and ''uses her as a gatling gun''. However, in an unusual inversion of this trope, Twilight's head does not spin -- but Pinkie turns her tail like a crank to fire, just as with the original, manually operated Gatling guns.
** Purists will tell you the Gatling is not the only mechanically-cranked machine gun, although it is by far the best known, nor do all of the others have rotating barrels. This is as much a ShoutOut to the original Gatling's mechanism of fire as anything else.

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* FullFrontalAssault: Interestingly played with. As spoken by Applejack in "The Best Night Ever", ponies 'normally "normally don't wear clothes.' clothes". But when Celestia orders the Mane Six to go get the Elements of Harmony, they [[FlungClothing shed their dresses they wore for the wedding]] to go retrieve them, and end up fighting a huge wave of Changelings. changelings. When you also consider Rarity's hesitation to undress before her friends prompted her to, this pretty much means that, [[MetaphoricallyTrue for all intents and purposes]], the Mane Six fought the first wave of Changelings changelings in the 'nude'.
"nude".
* FunnyBackgroundEvent FunnyBackgroundEvent: Princess Luna rocking out harder than anypony else during the wedding reception, except perhaps for DJ PON-3.
Pon-3.
* GatlingGood: Pinkie grabs Twilight and ''uses her as a gatling gun''. However, in an unusual inversion of this trope, Twilight's head does not spin -- but Pinkie turns her tail like a crank to fire, just as with the original, manually operated Gatling guns.
**
guns. Purists will tell you the Gatling is not the only mechanically-cranked machine gun, although it is by far the best known, nor do all of the others have rotating barrels. This is as much a ShoutOut to the original Gatling's mechanism of fire as anything else.



* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: The Changeling queen, naturally. May double as a HiveQueen, seeing how all the other Changelings we see are apparently her ''children''. One of the rare instances when a god does try to save them from the queen, only to fail.

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* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: The Changeling queen, Queen, naturally. May double as a HiveQueen, seeing how all the other Changelings changelings we see are apparently her ''children''. One of the rare instances when a god does try to save them from the queen, only to fail.



* HoldingBackThePhlebotinum: When the Changeling invasion moves into full swing, Princess Celestia immediately calls upon the Mane 6 to get the Elements of Harmony to stop them. However, [[ZergRush thanks to overwhelming numbers]], the heroes are stopped by the Changeling army before they reach the Elements, much less use them.
* HopeSpot

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* HoldingBackThePhlebotinum: When the Changeling changeling invasion moves into full swing, Princess Celestia immediately calls upon the Mane 6 to get the Elements of Harmony to stop them. However, [[ZergRush thanks to overwhelming numbers]], the heroes are stopped by the Changeling changeling army before they reach the Elements, much less use them.
* HopeSpotHopeSpot:



* IdiotBall: The Changeling army faces off with the Mane Six... and promptly turns into look-alikes of them, resulting in a NeedleInAStackOfNeedles situation. While it does cause the heroes some trouble, it's ultimately to their benefit. It helps that the changelings don't seem that bright.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Pinkie Pie uses Twilight as a magic-spewing machine gun during the battle with the Changelings. She also uses the Party Cannon later in the battle.
* IronicEcho

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* IdiotBall: The Changeling changeling army faces off with the Mane Six... and promptly turns into look-alikes of them, resulting in a NeedleInAStackOfNeedles situation. While it does cause the heroes some trouble, it's ultimately to their benefit. It helps that the changelings don't seem that bright.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Pinkie Pie uses Twilight as a magic-spewing machine gun during the battle with the Changelings.changelings. She also uses the Party Cannon later in the battle.
* IronicEchoIronicEcho:



* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NtqdFciv9Q&t=1m17s Queen Chrysalis' Leitmotif]] is a minor-key transposition of Cadance's.

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* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NtqdFciv9Q&t=1m17s Queen Chrysalis' Chrysalis's Leitmotif]] is a minor-key transposition of Cadance's.



** While we already knew the Mane Six were badass, their fight against the Changelings is easily the best example of them physically combating a threat in unison. This episode also marks the first time we see Celestia fight onscreen. Sadly, both efforts fail.

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** While we already knew the Mane Six were badass, their fight against the Changelings changelings is easily the best example of them physically combating a threat in unison. This episode also marks the first time we see Celestia fight onscreen. Sadly, both efforts fail.



* MirrorRoutine: Rainbow Dash does this with the first Changeling to take her appearance. There is a slight lag in the latter's movements.

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* MirrorRoutine: Rainbow Dash does this with the first Changeling changeling to take her appearance. There is a slight lag in the latter's movements.movements.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Cadance getting by some hypnotized ponies by using the bridal flowers.
* MusicalWorldHypotheses: A very notable example during the "This Day Aria", in which The All In Their Heads Hypothesis may apply for Not-Cadance and a Adaptation Hypothesis would apply to Cadance.



* {{Mordor}}: The direction the Changelings are flung towards appears to be rather barren. More specifically, it might be the desert region that has been occasionally seen.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Cadance getting by some hypnotized ponies by using the bridal flowers.
* MusicalWorldHypotheses: A very notable example during the "''This Day Aria''", in which The All In Their Heads Hypothesis may apply for Not!Cadance and a Adaptation Hypothesis would apply to Cadance.



* NeedleInAStackOfNeedles: The Mane Six uses it to their advantage when fighting the Changeling army impersonating them.

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* NeedleInAStackOfNeedles: The Mane Six uses it to their advantage when fighting the Changeling changeling army impersonating them.



* OhCrap

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* OhCrapOhCrap:



** During the Changeling attack, Applejack is randomly depicted with and without her hat.

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** During the Changeling changeling attack, Applejack is randomly depicted with and without her hat.



* OneWingedAngel: Queen Chrysalis assuming her true form after being revealed at the wedding.
* OutsideContextProblem: Seriously, who saw the Changelings coming? This is was what made them so dangerous.

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* OneWingedAngel: Queen Chrysalis assuming her true form after being revealed at the wedding.
* OutsideContextProblem: Seriously, who saw the Changelings changelings coming? This is was what made them so dangerous.



* ThePowerOfFriendship: It's what got through to an enraged Twilight to realize that the Cadance in the cave wasn't the fake Cadance who'd imprisoned her.

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* ThePowerOfFriendship: It's what got through to an enraged Twilight to realize that the Cadance in the cave wasn't isn't the fake Cadance who'd imprisoned her.



* PreAsskickingOneLiner

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* PreAsskickingOneLinerPreAsskickingOneLiner:



-->'''Pinkie Pie:''' I've seen better. ''[grabs Twilight and uses her to shoot clones with magic]''

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-->'''Pinkie --->'''Pinkie Pie:''' I've seen better. ''[grabs Twilight and uses her to shoot clones with magic]''



-->'''Princess Celestia:''' But now that you have foolishly revealed your true self, I can protect my subjects ''from you!''

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-->'''Princess --->'''Princess Celestia:''' But now that you have foolishly revealed your true self, I can protect my subjects ''from you!''



* RuleOfSymbolism: As Shining Armor and Princess Cadance use ThePowerOfLove to repel the Changelings, their silhouettes are curved to form a heart shape.

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* RuleOfSymbolism: As Shining Armor and Princess Cadance use ThePowerOfLove to repel the Changelings, changelings, their silhouettes are curved to form a heart shape.



** The way that the Queen of the Changelings disguises herself as the bride and enthralls Shining Armor is similar to how Ursula disguised herself as Vanessa in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' and enthralls Prince Eric. And her VillainSong even brings to mind the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLS86g3_NYI song that Vanessa sings]] when talking about her own plans.
** Queen Chrysalis' transformation into her true form is very reminiscent of [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Maleficent]] complete with green flames erupting from the ground. Also, the final part of the transformation when she shows her face resembles a similar part in the transformation of Cure White from ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure''.
** The montage of the Mane Six beating up all the Changelings is very reminiscent of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', particularly the battle against the Chemical-X-infused monkeys from TheMovie. The very last shot of the sequence is a send-up of the "Burly Brawl" scene from ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'' (Neo sending a dogpile of Smith clones flying), complete with a ''Matrix''-style orchestral cue.
** Pick a sci-fi or fantasy bug race and the Changelings will probably remind you of them. ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'' fans in particular will think of the Zerg's "[[NamesTheSame Changeling]]" unit, which is also a shapeshifter.

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** The way that the Queen of the Changelings changelings disguises herself as the bride and enthralls Shining Armor is similar to how Ursula disguised herself as Vanessa in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' and enthralls Prince Eric. And her VillainSong even brings to mind the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLS86g3_NYI song that Vanessa sings]] when talking about her own plans.
** Queen Chrysalis' Chrysalis's transformation into her true form is very reminiscent of [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Maleficent]] complete with green flames erupting from the ground. Also, the final part of the transformation when she shows her face resembles a similar part in the transformation of Cure White from ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure''.
** The montage of the Mane Six beating up all the Changelings changelings is very reminiscent of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', particularly the battle against the Chemical-X-infused monkeys from TheMovie. The very last shot of the sequence is a send-up of the "Burly Brawl" scene from ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'' (Neo sending a dogpile of Smith clones flying), complete with a ''Matrix''-style orchestral cue.
** Pick a sci-fi or fantasy bug race and the Changelings changelings will probably remind you of them. ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'' fans in particular will think of the Zerg's "[[NamesTheSame Changeling]]" changeling]]" unit, which is also a shapeshifter.



** In a crowd shot near the end of the episode, a pony-version of Harry Potter can be seen in the upper right corner.

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** In a crowd shot near the end of the episode, a pony-version pony version of Harry Potter can be seen in the upper right corner.



## Shining and Cadence's attack to repel Chrysalis and the Changelings = Domon and Rain's Sekiha Love Love Tenkyoken attack defeating Devil/Dark Gundam
* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: While the finale was heavily promoted, the Changelings and their Queen were only hinted at once (in an online ''[[AmericanNewspapers New York Daily News]]'' [[http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/television/hub-pony-trots-a-heartwarming-royal-wedding-tale-article-1.1064242 article]]).

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## Shining and Cadence's attack to repel Chrysalis and the Changelings changelings = Domon and Rain's Sekiha Love Love Tenkyoken attack defeating Devil/Dark Gundam
* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: While the finale was heavily promoted, the Changelings changelings and their Queen were only hinted at once (in an online ''[[AmericanNewspapers New York Daily News]]'' [[http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/television/hub-pony-trots-a-heartwarming-royal-wedding-tale-article-1.1064242 article]]).



* SpannerInTheWorks: Twilight and Cadance being friends since Twilight was a filly is this to Queen Chrysalis' plot. It was the only reason Twilight became suspicious of her in the first place.

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* SpannerInTheWorks: Twilight and Cadance being friends since Twilight was a filly is this to Queen Chrysalis' Chrysalis's plot. It was the only reason Twilight became suspicious of her in the first place.



* StickySituation: The Changelings use a sticky green goo to capture their victims, Celestia, the Royal Guards and Cadence in particular.

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* StickySituation: The Changelings changelings use a sticky green goo to capture their victims, Celestia, the Royal Guards and Cadence in particular.



* TransformationSequence: When Twilight shows up with the real Cadance, the fake Cadance surrounds herself in a column of green magic. Her pretty wings become holey bug wings. Her horn becomes a twisted and crooked one. When all is said and done, [[OneWingedAngel she stands revealed as the Queen of the Changelings!]]

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* TransformationSequence: When Twilight shows up with the real Cadance, the fake Cadance surrounds herself in a column of green magic. Her pretty wings become holey bug wings. Her horn becomes a twisted and crooked one. When all is said and done, [[OneWingedAngel she stands revealed as the Queen of the Changelings!]]changelings!]]



* TheVamp: Queen Chrysalis, lampshaded in "This Day Aria."
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Cadance or rather the Changeling Queen, Chrysalis is a treacherous and true love defying witch in a show about friendship.

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* UnkemptBeauty: Real Cadance still proves to be quite the stunner when she is found, even under all the scruffiness, dirt, and bruises.
* TheVamp: Queen Chrysalis, lampshaded in "This Day Aria."
Aria".
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Cadance Cadance, or rather the Changeling Queen, Chrysalis is a treacherous and true love defying true-love-defying witch in a show about friendship.



* VillainSong: "This Day Aria," with the initial song as a villain/hero duet. Notably the first song in the show from an actually evil villain (as opposed to the just mean [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E15TheSuperSpeedyCiderSqueezy6000 Flim Flam brothers]]). In accordance with the trope, [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome it's awesome]].

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* VillainSong: "This Day Aria," Aria", with the initial song as a villain/hero duet. Notably the first song in the show from an actually evil villain (as opposed to the just mean [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E15TheSuperSpeedyCiderSqueezy6000 Flim Flam brothers]]). In accordance with the trope, [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome it's awesome]].



* WalkingSpoiler: For the purpose of this page: The Changelings and their queen, Chrysalis, due to them secretly being the villains of the two-parter, and Chrysalis being the impostor Cadance from part 1.

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* WalkingSpoiler: For the purpose of this page: The Changelings changelings and their queen, Chrysalis, due to them secretly being the villains of the two-parter, and Chrysalis being the impostor Cadance from part 1.



* WhatAnIdiot: An {{In-Universe}} example, as {{Lampshade| Hanging}}d by Queen Chrysalis.

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* WhatAnIdiot: An {{In-Universe}} InUniverse example, as {{Lampshade| Hanging}}d by Queen Chrysalis.



* WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises
** The look on Chrysalis' face as she's blasted out of Equestria with ThePowerOfLove.

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* WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises
WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises:
** The look on Chrysalis' Chrysalis's face as she's blasted out of Equestria with ThePowerOfLove.



** The Mane Six were easily defeating the Changelings in single combat but were overwhelmed by sheer numbers.

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** The Mane Six were easily defeating the Changelings changelings in single combat but were overwhelmed by sheer numbers.



* ZergRush: The Changelings' primary advantage against the Mane Six. The girls, even Fluttershy, fight admirably to get to the Elements of Harmony but are delayed long enough for more Changelings to surround them and get inside the building where the Elements are kept. Faced with [[WeHaveReserves overwhelming numbers]], the Six have no choice but to surrender.

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* ZergRush: The Changelings' changelings' primary advantage against the Mane Six. The girls, even Fluttershy, fight admirably to get to the Elements of Harmony but are delayed long enough for more Changelings changelings to surround them and get inside the building where the Elements are kept. Faced with [[WeHaveReserves overwhelming numbers]], the Six have no choice but to surrender.
16th Jul '16 3:10:49 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* OutsideContextProblem: Seriously, who saw the Changelings coming? This is was what made them so dangerous, as Chrysalis was DangerouslyGenreSavvy enough to take full advantage of this fact.

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* OutsideContextProblem: Seriously, who saw the Changelings coming? This is was what made them so dangerous, as Chrysalis was DangerouslyGenreSavvy enough to take full advantage of this fact.dangerous.
12th Jul '16 7:20:14 PM Discar
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* OutsideContextVillain: Seriously, who saw the Changelings coming? This is was what made them so dangerous, as Chrysalis was DangerouslyGenreSavvy enough to take full advantage of this fact.

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* OutsideContextVillain: OutsideContextProblem: Seriously, who saw the Changelings coming? This is was what made them so dangerous, as Chrysalis was DangerouslyGenreSavvy enough to take full advantage of this fact.
26th Apr '16 2:57:42 PM StFan
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!!Continued from "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1]]".

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!!Continued from "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1]]".



!!Tropes present in this episode and/or the preceding episode (YMMV tropes can be found [[YMMV/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 here]]):

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!!Tropes present in this episode and/or the preceding episode (YMMV tropes can be found [[YMMV/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 here]]):
!!Tropes:



19th Mar '16 1:41:28 AM pvsage
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* CareBearStare: ThePowerOfLove combines with Shining Armor's protection spell to form a selective {{deflector shield}} that repels the changelings, frees the trapped ponies, and fills everypony with a sense of well-being.



* SocietyOnEdgeEpisode: This two-parter involved a wedding plan coinciding with a need for increased security due to a mysterious threat against Canterlot. (Turned out it was connected to the wedding, namely due to the involvement of [[EmotionEater Chrysalis and the changelings]] in each.)

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* SocietyOnEdgeEpisode: This two-parter involved involves a wedding plan coinciding with a need for increased security due to a mysterious threat against Canterlot. (Turned out it was connected to the wedding, namely due to the involvement of [[EmotionEater Chrysalis and the changelings]] in each.)


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* TrueLovesKiss: A variant occurs when Cadance and Shining Armor use ThePowerOfLove to re-energize each other. They don't kiss in the scene, but when they touch horns, the spectacle of their powers combining fits every other aspect of this trope.
25th Nov '15 10:35:50 AM Psyga315
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: It's hard ''not'' to be reminded of a [[TheWarOnTerror certain tragedy]] during the Changeling Invasion, which is called by various people a terrorist attack, especially with the plot resembling another real life event, the Royal Wedding of William and Kate.
25th Nov '15 8:38:39 AM Josef5678
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* AwardBaitSong: "Love is in Bloom," the final song of the two-parter. It's very Disneyesque, and bears some resemblance to "Ever After" from ''{{Enchanted}}.''

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* AwardBaitSong: "Love is in Bloom," the final song of the two-parter. It's very Disneyesque, and bears some resemblance to "Ever After" from ''{{Enchanted}}.''Film/{{Enchanted}}.''



* BeamSpam / MoreDakka: Pinkie aims Twilight's horn at the changelings and cranks her tail like a Gatling gun, unleashing a rapid-fire burst of spells.

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* BeamSpam / MoreDakka: BeamSpam: Pinkie aims Twilight's horn at the changelings and cranks her tail like a Gatling gun, unleashing a rapid-fire burst of spells.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The BigBad is as close to a ''[[HornyDevil succubus]]'' as a G-rated show can possibly get!

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The BigBad is as close to a ''[[HornyDevil succubus]]'' as a G-rated TV-Y-rated show can possibly get!



* JerkassHasAPoint: Queen Chrysalis gets this when she brags to the cast that she managed to carry out her plan to take over Equestria even when Twilight Sparkle thinks something is wrong with Princess Cadance [[spoiler:who was actually Chrysalis herself in disguise]] thanks to all of Twilight's friends not believing her and coldly walking out on her when she tried to explain herself. It was at that point when the others have a JerkassRealization and apologize to Twilight.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Queen Chrysalis gets this when she brags to the cast that she managed to carry out her plan to take over Equestria even when Twilight Sparkle thinks something is wrong with Princess Cadance [[spoiler:who (who was actually Chrysalis herself in disguise]] disguise) thanks to all of Twilight's friends not believing her and coldly walking out on her when she tried to explain herself. It was at that point when the others have a JerkassRealization and apologize to Twilight.



* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Queen Chrysalis was set to win if she only hadn't tried to act against Twilight at all. Nobody believed Twilight's accusations, and she was ready to have a HeroicBSOD right there. She was already neutralized as a threat... until Chrysalis tried to make sure she that was, only bringing her ''and'' Cadance back into the game.

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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Queen Chrysalis was set to win if she only hadn't tried to act against Twilight at all. Nobody believed Twilight's accusations, and she was ready to have a HeroicBSOD right there. She was already neutralized as a threat... until Chrysalis tried to make sure she that was, only bringing her ''and'' Cadance Cadence back into the game.



%%* SecretHandshake: See SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay below....

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%%* * SecretHandshake: See SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay below....Cadence uses the one she used with Twilight when she foalsat her to prove that she is the real Cadence.



-->'''Queen Chrysalis:''' It's funny, really. [[DevilInPlainSight Twilight here was suspicious of my behavior all along]]. [[WhatTheHellHero Too bad the rest of you were too caught up in your wedding planning to realize the suspicions were correct]]!

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-->'''Queen Chrysalis:''' It's funny, really. [[DevilInPlainSight Twilight here was suspicious of my behavior all along]]. [[WhatTheHellHero along. Too bad the rest of you were too caught up in your wedding planning to realize the suspicions were correct]]!correct!
21st Oct '15 9:06:41 AM Psyga315
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* AllIsWellThatEndsWell: Everything that happens after the climax.



* AllsWellThatEndsWell: Everything that happens after the climax.
21st Oct '15 9:06:04 AM Psyga315
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* AdultFear:
** In the DarkReprise, a terrified Carrot Top being cornered with Dr. Whooves by the Changelings and trying to protect her foal.

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* AdultFear:
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AdultFear: In the DarkReprise, a terrified Carrot Top being cornered with Dr. Whooves by the Changelings and trying to protect her foal.


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* AllsWellThatEndsWell: Everything that happens after the climax.
6th Sep '15 8:45:58 PM Spanks
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* GreenAndMean: Queen Chrysalis as well as the Changelings. Even when Chrysalis is impersonating Princess Cadence, her eyes and their magic spells glow a SicklyGreenGlow.

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* GreenAndMean: Queen Chrysalis as well as the Changelings. Chrysalis. Even when Chrysalis is impersonating Princess Cadence, her eyes and their all of her magic spells glow a SicklyGreenGlow.
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