History Recap / MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel

16th Sep '16 12:14:14 PM SpideyTerry
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* BigWhat: Rainbow Dash says there's only one pony that can get the help needed to sneak past the barrier and tell Twilight about the amulet.
-->'''Rainbow Dash:''' Fluttershy.\\
'''Fluttershy:''' WHAT?!
27th Aug '16 11:15:54 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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** One may figure out that Twilight's "act" in her second duel with Trixie was all staged if one notices that the "stallion" and "old" Applejack look suspiciously like Big Mac and Granny Smith. Big Mac even makes the same "Eeyup", albeit with Applejack's voice, and Granny Smith has different eye color than Applejack. Also, "baby" Rarity has Sweetie Belle's eye shape, which is noted by the fans as odd for unicorn fillies. Also if you [[FreezeFrameBonus pause some of the scenes]] with the two Rainbow Dashes you'll notice their wings are different shapes with one having longer, thinner wing feathers than the other. ''And'' regular viewers can certainly figure out that Twilight doesn't need magic for Pinkie's one-pony band (beyond summoning the instruments). If you didn't, watch the "explanation" scene carefully and you can spot Big Mac being painted, Fluttershy dying her hair, and Granny in full disguise.

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** One may figure out There are several hints that Twilight's "act" in Twilight was actually staging her magic in the second duel with Trixie was all staged if one notices that the "stallion" and "old" duel:
*** "Stallion"
Applejack look suspiciously looks a lot like Big Mac Mac, and Granny Smith. Big Mac even makes the same "Eeyup", albeit with uses Mac's "Eeyup" catchphrase, although in Applejack's voice, and voice.
*** "Old" Applejack has gold eyes (and bears a striking resemblance to
Granny Smith Smith), while the real Applejack has different eye color than Applejack. Also, "baby" green eyes.
*** "Baby"
Rarity has Sweetie Belle's eye shape, which is noted by the fans as odd for unicorn fillies. Also if fillies.
*** If
you [[FreezeFrameBonus pause some of the scenes]] with the two Rainbow Dashes you'll notice their wings are different shapes with one having longer, thinner wing feathers than the other. ''And'' regular other.
*** Regular
viewers [[CallBack can certainly figure out out]] that Twilight doesn't need ''need'' magic for Pinkie's one-pony band (beyond summoning the instruments). If you didn't, watch the "explanation" scene carefully and you can spot Big Mac being painted, Fluttershy dying her hair, and Granny in full disguise.instruments).
10th Aug '16 2:14:45 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* CrazyPrepared: Not only does Twilight know how to summon a parasprite to eat a [[EdibleAmmunition thrown pie]], she also knows how to dispel it (and its offspring) when it starts to reproduce. This is a [[GenreSavvy great example]] of Creator/HPLovecraft's maxim, "Do not call up any that you cannot put down."

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* CrazyPrepared: Not only does Twilight know how to summon a parasprite to eat a [[EdibleAmmunition thrown pie]], she also knows how to dispel it (and its offspring) when it starts to reproduce. This is a [[GenreSavvy great example]] example of Creator/HPLovecraft's maxim, "Do not call up any that you cannot put down."
1st Aug '16 10:44:31 PM Josef5678
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* NeverMyFault: That said, Trixie ''completely'' blames Twilight for her loss of reputation around Equestria even though Twilight had tried to avoid showing her up despite Trixie constantly goading her (an the rest of Ponyville), Snips and Snails had only brought the Ursa Minor to Ponyville because [[HoistByHisOwnPetard they had believed her boasts that she had vanquished one before]], and Twilight ''had'' to take care of the Ursa Minor or all of Ponyville would have been smashed. While Trixie eventually takes responsibility for the alicorn amulet this episode, she never admits that the events of the previous episode were partly her own fault.

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* NeverMyFault: That said, Trixie ''completely'' blames Twilight for her loss of reputation around Equestria even though Twilight had tried to avoid showing her up despite Trixie constantly goading her (an the rest of Ponyville), Snips and Snails had only brought the Ursa Minor to Ponyville because [[HoistByHisOwnPetard they had believed her boasts that she had vanquished one before]], and Twilight ''had'' to take care of the Ursa Minor or all of Ponyville would have been smashed. While Trixie eventually takes responsibility for the alicorn amulet this episode, she never admits that the events of the previous episode were partly her own fault.
29th Jul '16 8:42:28 PM Give1Take2
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* NeverMyFault: That said, Trixie ''completely'' blames Twilight for her loss of reputation around Equestria even though Twilight had tried to avoid showing her up despite Trixie constantly goading her (an the rest of Ponyville), Snips and Snails had only brought the Ursa Minor to Ponyville because [[HoistByHisOwnPetard they had believed her boasts that she had vanquished one before]], and Twilight ''had'' to take care of the Ursa Minor or all of Ponyville would have been smashed. While Trixie eventually takes responsibility for the alicorn amulet this episode, she never admits that the events of the previous episode were partly her own fault.
3rd May '16 8:44:02 AM SuperSonicHeroes
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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Apparently none of the citizens of Ponyville thought the amulet Trixie was wearing was strange at all, or how it glowed red just like her magic aura now did, or seemed to make her eyes glow red too. Twilight even states she can't believe she didn't recognize the Alicorn Amulet from studying it.
26th Apr '16 9:59:20 AM SuperSonicHeroes
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* CheatersNeverProsper: Subverted in the first duel, when no one notices Trixie with the amulet and she beats Twilight. Played straight in the second duel, when Trixie loses because she was outsmarted with Twilight's own tricks and she removes her amulet to put on the seemingly stronger one.
24th Mar '16 5:37:42 PM JJHIL325
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* MisplacedRetribution: Trixie blames Twilight for humiliating her, even though Trixie only has herself to blame for not living up to her own hype. However, she spends the majority of the episode tormenting [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom Snips and Snails]], who were the ones that provoked the Ursa Minor to test said hype.

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* MisplacedRetribution: Trixie blames Twilight for humiliating her, even though Trixie only has herself to blame for not living up to her own hype. However, On the other hand, she spends the majority of the episode tormenting [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom Snips and Snails]], who were the ones that provoked the Ursa Minor to test said hype.



** Zecora was originally intended to be a mentor figure for Twilight during the planning stages. Here the zebra shelters Twilight during exile and helps her with her plan to take down Trixie.

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** Zecora was originally intended to be a mentor figure for Twilight during the planning stages. Here the zebra shelters Twilight during exile exile, teaches her some meditation, and helps her with her plan to take down Trixie.
24th Mar '16 5:31:36 PM JJHIL325
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* EasilyForgiven: Twilight accepts Trixie's apology despite the fact that she enslaved all of Ponyville and threatened to take over Equestria.

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* EasilyForgiven: Twilight accepts Trixie's apology despite the fact that she enslaved all of Ponyville and threatened to take over Equestria. It's semi-justified by the fact that Trixie was under the control of the amulet the entire time.



** Fluttershy ''threatens'' Twilight if any of her animal friends are harmed during a magic trick. Though they have to drag her into action themselves when [[MilesGloriosus she cowers]] before Trixie actually [[KickTheDog putting that idea to test.]]
** Twilight herself is pretty angry when Trixie goes after Spike.

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** Fluttershy ''threatens'' Twilight if any of her animal friends are harmed during a magic trick. Though they have to drag her into action themselves when [[MilesGloriosus she cowers]] before Trixie actually [[KickTheDog putting decides to put that idea to test.]]
** Twilight herself is pretty angry when Trixie goes after Spike.Spike, and it's a major reason why she agreed to the duel.



** Zecora was originally intended to be a mentor figure for Twilight during the planning stages.

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** Zecora was originally intended to be a mentor figure for Twilight during the planning stages. Here the zebra shelters Twilight during exile and helps her with her plan to take down Trixie.
23rd Mar '16 2:50:44 AM pvsage
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* TheCaligula: Trixie forces Snip and Snails to carry her in a wheel-less wagon because she [[ItMakesSenseInContext doesn't trust wheels.]]

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* TheCaligula: Trixie goes mad with the power she has over Ponyville. She forces Snip and Snails to carry her in a wheel-less wagon because she [[ItMakesSenseInContext doesn't trust wheels.]]wheels]], wants Applejack to grow apples without the peel, forces Pinkie Pie to [[BulletDancing dance for her]], and has placed Mayor Mare in a gilded cage for no apparent reason other than her own amusement. Basically, any element of this trope that isn't inappropriate for the target demographic applies to Trixie under the Alicorn Amulet's influence.
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