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[[WMG:Shining Armor was referenced during Season One]]
Guess what went through Twilight's head when she read out the word "brothers" from the sleep-over manual in Look Before You Sleep, or for that matter, why she would have said it in the first place.

[[WMG:Shining Armor is Equestria's answer to [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]].]]
* Does that mean we'll never hear him speak?
** It would have been hilarious if Shining Armor was "voiced" entirely with VoiceGrunting.
** {{Jossed}}. He does speak. And has the same VA as Braeburn, in fact.
*** Except Creator/AndrewFrancis did '''not''' voice Braeburn. He ''did'' audition for it though.

[[WMG: Shining Armor is Twilight Sparkle's ''Half''-Brother.]]
This would explain them not really looking a like outside of having somewhat similar cutie marks.
* And somewhat similar manes too. But Pound and Pumpkin Cake already proved that pony genetics are crazy anyway (unless, [[ChocolateBaby you know]]).
** He ''does'' look like Twilight's father though (having a blue mane and similar head shape). He just has the larger build used for Big Macintosh, Rarity's dad, and Prince Blueblood.
*** He also has his mother's white fur. There's no reason to believe he's not the son of both their parents. Twilight's purple color scheme is a bit more suspect, though.
* Here's how I look at this theory: The Canterlot guards have a ''very'' secret breeding program only few know about, and they go to great lengths to keep others from exposing it. Certain unicorn and pegasus mares are required, and Twilight's mom somehow met those requirements. She was either coerced into participating (most likely), a unicorn guard used his magic to seduce the mom, or the mom willingly did her part (possibly because if she didn't do this, she would not be allowed to have foals with her husband. If there's no Shining Armor, then there's no Twilight Sparkle).

[[WMG: Shining Armor is Twilight's ''younger'' brother.]]
[[BigLittleBrother Because it]]'s [[RuleOfFunny funny.]]
* Or, even more shocking, [[spoiler:[[LukeIAmYourFather her father]].]]
** Nope. She calls him BBBFF ('''Big''' Brother Best Friend Forever), although that's probably just by size.

[[WMG: Shining Armor has been in the military.]]
Possibly defending Equestria or helping creatures in a neighboring kingdom. If he truly is Twilight's brother, it could explain why we haven't seen him.
* Confirmed, sort of. He's head of the guards, which is the closest Equestria seems to have to a military.

[[WMG: Shining Armor used to be a jerk.]]
Which is why Twilight never talked about him, but has since matured after joining the military.
* Another theory is that the two of them had a highly spirited SiblingRivalry with Twilight being better at magic while Shining Armor was BookDumb and a better athlete. Twilight still sees him as her jerky older brother and will try to put a stop to him marrying into the royal family but will find out that he was never ''really'' that bad of a guy and will become enthusiastic about the marriage when she realizes it means she'll be relatives (however distantly) with Princess Celestia.
* After seeing him in action (and in Twilight's flashbacks), we can safely consider these two {{Jossed}}. The one 'jerk' moment he has -- his reaction to Twilight's really annoyingly vague accusation that "Cadence" is somehow "evil" -- is both one he shares with everypony else present and decidedly out of character for him (at least partly justified by [[spoiler: Chrysalis's manipulations and]] the constant stress of having to maintain the shield around Canterlot); he reverts right back to being her [[BigBrotherWorship B.B.B.F.F.]] once the Changelings are dealt with.

[[WMG: Shining Armor's special talent is protection.]]
His cutie mark is the same star as Twilight's but on a heraldic shield. His primary unicorn spell will be a force shield. The same defensive bubble that Twilight wielded against Discord. She learned it from him, like how she copied Rarity's gem finding spell.
* Confirmed that the force shield is a primary spell to him.
** Adding to this, he may be a BarrierWarrior, and able to ''weaponize'' his force fields. Think Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}.
* Along these same lines, he probably got his cutie mark defending Twilight from something when they were younger. The lesson he's going to learn is to stop being ''over''protective.

[[WMG: Shining Armor's groomsmen are going to be a parallel, SpearCounterpart group to the mane six.]]
His army buddies, and they'll exemplify the tropes of TheUnit. He'll have a creative armor-crafting or gadget-guy unicorn, a close to the earth drill-sergeant type earth pony, a somewhat-unbalanced and shell-shocked Rambo-type who likes to appear suddenly from cover and favors ambushes, a brash and cocky ChuckYeager air support pegasus, and a dependable but shy support flyer who will be a GentleGiant. Shining Armor himself takes his sister's role as the leader and spellcaster, and his buddies give him flack for overplanning things and going by the book.
** {{Jossed}}. No groomsmen were in sight.
*** There were three Groomsmen (The Models were Caramel, Cherry Coke and Blues), but still {{Jossed}} in that they don't speak.

[[WMG:Shining Armor is a figment of Twilight Sparkle's imagination.]]
Of course, YourMindMakesItReal combined with her powerful Magic makes him seem real to everypony else. She always wanted a brother.
* ''Same for Cadance?''
** No, just her brother.

[[WMG:Shining Armor is Cadance's VictoriousChildhoodFriend.]]
He's had a big crush on her since the days when she foal-sat for Twilight Sparkle, but was always quiet about it because he thought that nothing would ever come of it (she's a cerapter and ''royalty'', after all). In fact, he kept [[CannotSpitItOut sufficiently quiet about it]] that Cadance [[ObliviousToLove somehow didn't put two and two together]] until her own LoveEpiphany. (''She'' proposed to ''him''.)

[[WMG:Shining Armor can create any shape out of force fields.]]
His skill with force fields is such that he can use them to create any 3D shape, not just spheres, much like the GreenLanternCorps and [[Franchise/FantasticFour Sue Storm]].

[[WMG:Shining Armor wasn't disabled by the Queen's magic.]]
It was shock from seeing [[ShapeshiftingSquick who and what]] he had spent the past few nights with.

[[WMG:Shining Armor was away at military training when Twilight got her cutie mark.]]
This explains why we didn't see him in her "Cutie Mark Chronicles" flashback, and why she doesn't have a cutie mark in her "Canterlot Wedding" flashbacks.

[[WMG:Shining Armor is, indirectly, the [[HoldingOutForAHero reason that the rest of the guards are useless]].]]
With someone as powerful as him around, they don't bother to take their duties seriously. Why should they, when he can throw up a shield that can cover all of Canterlot? Hopefully, after seeing him get brainwashed, they'll actually start to be worth a damn again.

[[WMG:Shining Armor is a BarrierWarrior, or at least has magic centering around force fields.]]
Shining said that ''only'' he was capable of creating the shield over Canterlot, and his name and cutie mark have a defense motif.

[[WMG: Shining Armor will receive a WhatTheHellHero speech from his sister.]]
Perhaps when Twilight Sparkle sees a BrokenPedestal situation with her brother, she calls him out, and possibly her friends as well for supporting it. [[TheWoobie Twilight]]'s been TheChewToy for too long and it's nice to see something different for a change.
* ... Are we watching the same show?

[[WMG: Shining Armor is [[UltimateEvil the ruler and creator of Tartarus]] and the [[TheManBehindtheMan real]] [[ManipulativeBastard mastermind]] [[TheDogWasTheMastermind behind]] [[EvilAllAlong everything]].]]
From the Pre-Hearth's Warming Disharmony to the Changeling Invasion. But, wait. Wasn't he being controlled by Queen Chrysalis? [[TheManBehindtheMan No!]] [[EvilAllAlong Turns out that he was controlling her from the very beginning]]! As for Discord, he's Shining Armor's [[TheDragon right-hoof Draconequus]] following his one and only order: ''to bring chaos back to Equestria gone soft''. But, hold it. If this was all true, then why would he raise Twilight Sparkle like she was his daughter and marry Princess Cadance? [[ManipulativeBastard So that he could emotionally and mentally break them later once the time is right]].
* Thus, after [[TheReveal revealing his true identity and motives]], he then reveals his true form and his mane and eyes [[RedEyesTakeWarning turn red]].
* He then attempts to awaken Twilight Sparkle's SuperpoweredEvilSide by [[BreakTheCutie emotionally]] [[HeroicBSOD crushing]] [[CurbStompBattle her]].
** Though [[BackstabBackfire this may backfire]] and [[UnstoppableRage Evil Twilight Sparkle may turn against him]]...[[XanatosGambit unless he wins either way]]...

[[WMG: Shining Armor got his cutie mark protecting ponies from ''Twilight''.]]
Unicorn foals have unpredictable surges of magic when they're about a month old. One theory has it that the power of these surges is relative to their total potential. Going from that, Shining Armor developing his shield spell to keep his baby sister from atomizing some poor schlub seems reasonable.

[[WMG: Shining Armor will replace Celestia as the show's designated [[TheWorfEffect Worf]].]]

[[WMG: Shining Armor insists that people only refer to him by his first and middle name.]]
Because let's face it, "Shining Sparkle" would likely have gotten him [[UnfortunateName laughed out of Magic Kindergarden]]. Better to go with a name [[AwesomeMcCoolname that sounds less embarrassing]].
* Assuming that Twilight's mother is actually named Twilight Velvet, that would give them the surname Twilight. Twilight Shining or Twilight Armor isn't too bad.
* Adding to this, Shining took the last name of his wife. He isn't a fan of Shining Armor Cadenza either, but it's harder to avoid using.
* What makes you think that Sparkle is his last name, rather than Twilight having the last name of Armor?
* What makes you think their names are anything other than Twilight Sparkle and Shining Armor?

[[WMG: Shining Armor isn't really that good a commander.]]
He's a powerful asset of course, but in terms of actually doing the job of leading the Royal Guard, he's pretty terrible. His guards haven't actually stopped any crisis we've seen on the show, they've let suspicious looking ponies into the royal archive in the middle of the night (yeah, Twilight is the Princess' personal protege, but she was trying to sneak in at night without calling ahead while in disguise), and Canterlot was overrun in seeming minutes by the changelings with the guards being utterly useless.
* Well, to be fair, it would be really hard to fight an enemy that is able to take the appearance of anyone, especially since the guards probably have been protecting civilians as a major focus.
** Then comes Equestria Games and he has the bright idea to have everyone subjected to the magic dampening artifact, instead of everyone save a few designated and trusted guards.

[[WMG: Shining Armor's cutie mark hints at a second set of Elements.]]
Like Twilight Sparkle, Shining Armor's cutie mark has the symbol of the Element of Magic as a component. We can then assume that like Twilight, Princess Celestia took him under her wings as an apprentice partially due to his prowess with defensive magic and partly due to his cutie mark, perhaps expecting him to be the new holder of the Element of Magic. (This also helps to explain why Twilight had a princess as a foalsitter before she was Princess Celestia's student, her family must have gained higher status due to Princess Celestia's interest in Shining Armor) Now the other components of Shining Armor's cutie mark are a Shield (Showing his ability to defend Canterlot with his magic) and three stars, stars very similar in design to the five Stars in Twilight's mark. In Twilight's case, the stars represent the other five mane ponies, the other Elements Of Harmony. What if Shining Armor's stars represented the same thing, a set of sub Elements with three other ponies (perhaps Cadence is one of those three)
* I like that, perhaps it is related to love? I mean, Shining Armor and Cadence defeated you know who using the power of love, perhaps it as to do with the elements of love and why not.
** Like, Twilight's group are the Elements of Harmony, but Shining Armor and Cadance would be part of the Elements of Passion? Platonic harmony versus fiery (not necessarily romantic, except in the case of Cadance who happens to be in love with Shining Armor) passion? Love as the central equivalent of Friendship, with Protection and four others ([[IdealizedSex Physical]] [[FightingYourFriend Interaction]]? [[{{Expy}} Fidelity]]? [[SixthRangerTraitor Obsession]])?

[[WMG: Shining Armor will have another fight with his sister again, this time it'll be more serious than the wedding rehearsal incident, and it will escalates to SiblingRivalry.]]

[[WMG: Shining Armor will develop an inferiority complex.]]
Why? Alicorns. Alicorns everywhere. His wife is an alicorn. His boss is an alicorn. His boss's sister is an alicorn. His ''own'' sister is now an alicorn. Even if those four are the only four alicorns in Equestria, he's still probably going to be one of the few ponies who's ever honestly able to say he was, at one point, the only ''non''-alicorn in the room. As alicorns are rare, special, and majestic, and he's just a plain old ordinary unicorn… Yeah. That can't lead to anything good.

[[WMG: Shining Armor is the most powerful unicorn to ever live.]]
Maybe a bit of a stretch, but certainly he's the most powerful in the show. Even Twilight, for all her magic cutie mark and prodigy skills, never showed anything nearly on the same scale as putting a barrier around all of Canterlot as Shining Armor did for an extended period. In fact, only Celestia has ever actually shown on-screen magic on a greater scale than that, with her moving of the sun.
* The show seems to indicate that a pony's talent allows them to do more magic within their talent than outside it. His ability to cast the shield is a specialization that doesn't necessarily translate to other abilities. He might be able to create a magical shield, but he's not necessarily able to channel that ability into other effects. Cadance was able to surround the entire Crystal Empire with a love shield to stop King Sombra, but Chrysalis kicked her ass and locked her in the Canterlot catacombs with no apparent trouble and Cadance seemed powerless to break herself out.
** The love-powered alicorn was weaker when facing an enemy whose own power was the ability to parasitically feed off of love? Ya don't say!
*** Given that Chrysalis attributes her victory entirely to Shining Armor and not Cadance, it undermines the notion that she was super effective vs Cadance.

[[WMG:Shining Armor hasn't forgiven Discord for his betrayal in "Twilight's Kingdom".]]
Him not being present with the Mane 6, Spike, the other princesses, and Discord himself in Twilight's new castle at the end could be an indication of this.

[[WMG: Shining Armor will be slain by the next ArcVillain.]]
Shining Armor has the tendency of being [[THeWorfEffect worfed]] by major villains, such as getting MindRape by Queen Chrysalis, his horn encrusted by Sombra, and his magic drained by Tirek,[[FourIsDeath his fourth encounter with next antagonist could spell his doom.]]

[[WMG: Alternately, Shining Armor will suffer a Cutie Mark Failure Insanity Syndrome breakdown.]]
With his habit of getting hit with TheWorfEffect, the poor stallion is long overdue for one. After an attack or accident threatens Cadance and Flurry Heart, Shining becomes increasingly overprotective in his attempt to safeguard his wife and his daughter. Ultimately, he tries out an ancient, forbidden spell, which works, but begins draining his life force. Cadance and Twilight rush to talk him down from the precipice, and he emotionally confesses how horrible he feels about never being able to protect anypony he really cares about (citing some of the incidents that have happened so far on the show). His wife and his sister manage to convince him that this is not the way to do it, and he collapses, exhausted, into their arms. Afterwards, Twilight begins teaching her brother some tricks to increase his fighting ability safely, which may allow him to avoid getting worfed next time (or at least provide a CurbStompCushion that will enable him to pull another important YouShallNotPass).

[[WMG: Shining Armor will have his horn severely damaged.]]
The next ArcVillain will make an attempt to fillynap Flurry Heart only to be stop by Prince Shining Armor. He/She and Shining Armor engage in a BeamOWar , only for the baddie to not only overpower the unicorn but sending the beam into Shining's horn,overheating it and finally burning it a crisp, leaving the him completely incapacitated (once again). After The BigBad is defeated and sent to Tartarus, Twilight will go from searching all through the Crystal Empire's Library shelves to seeking Zecora's knowledge on elixirs and remedies in order to find a way to restore her brother's horn back the way it was.
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4th Nov '17 11:52:39 PM Theriocephalus
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[[WMG: The royal sisters are related to pinkie pie]]
because celestia has visions, and clairvoyance is hereditary

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[[WMG: The royal sisters are related to pinkie pie]]
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Because Celestia
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[[WMG: The royal sisters are related to pinkie pie]]
because celestia has visions, and clairvoyance is hereditary
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** Officially Jossed; Cadance is officially a mother.
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[[WMG: Winged unicorns aren't a naturally occurring race -- the princesses are just incredibly skilled unicorn sorceresses with a host of enchantments on top.]]
Note how they're called unicorns in the S1 opening. Also, unicorns used to raise the sun and the moon, according to the Hearth's Waming eve play. All it takes to become a princess pony are these spells:
* Permanent wings -- possibly similar to the spell Twilight cast in sonic Rainboom, except made to last. If a permanent version of that spell created the flutter ponies, who never seemed to have Rarity's fragility problems, Princess!Twilight might end up with butterfly wings.
* Size-up -- Maybe they had a chat with Tenser, or maybe some "ponies" just naturally grow that big (see Sapphire Shores and Fleur -- might be a "giants walked the earth in those days" type dealie)
* Longevity -- might be a spell, or might be caused by the golden apple tree Celestia owns, like in Myth/NorseMythology.
Their cutie marks are entirely natural. Eventually, unicorns were born that could control the heavens without needing the help of the other unicorns. The mightiest unicorn wizards (Star-Swirl if he was still alive) managed to cast a spell of eternal life on the sisters, so that the unicorns would never have to do it the old, hard way again. Their princess titles might have been given to them after that, or maybe they were born into the old Unicornian royal family.\\
Their skills with other magic came much later; they didn't have anywhere near the talent with non-solar/lunar magic that, say, Twilight does, but have had several millenia to practice. By the time Luna went loco, Celestia had such a great understanding of magic that she could not only wield the elements of harmony single-hoofedly, she could also mimic her sister's cutie mark power.
18th Sep '17 5:50:19 PM Theriocephalus
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[[WMG: Winged unicorns aren't a naturally ocurring race - the princesses are just incredibly skilled unicorn sorceresses with a host of enchantments on top.]]
Note how they're called unicorns in the S1 opening. Also, unicorns used to raise the sun and the moon, according to the Hearth's Waming eve play. All it takes to become a princess pony are these spells:
* Permanent wings - possibly similar to the spell Twilight cast in sonic Rainboom, except made to last. If a permanent version of that spell created the flutter ponies, who never seemed to have Rarity's fragility problems, Princess!Twilight might end up with butterfly wings.
* Size-up - Maybe they had a chat with Tenser, or maybe some "ponies" just naturally grow that big (see Sapphire Shores and Fleur - might be a "giants walked the earth in those days" type dealie)
* Longevity - might be a spell, or might be caused by the golden apple tree Celestia owns, like in Myth/NorseMythology.
Their cutie marks are entirely natural. Eventually, unicorns were born that could control the heavens without needing the help of the other unicorns. The mightiest unicorn wizards (Star-Swirl if he was still alive) managed to cast a spell of eternal life on the sisters, so that the unicorns would never have to do it the old, hard way again. Their princess titles might have been given to them after that, or maybe they were born into the old Unicornian royal family.
Their skills with other magic came much later; they didn't have anywhere near the talent with non-solar/lunar magic that, say, Twilight does, but have had several millenia to practice. By the time Luna went loco, Celestia had such a great understanding of magic that she could not only wield the elements of harmony single-hoofedly, she could also mimic her sister's cutie mark power.

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[[WMG: Winged unicorns aren't a naturally ocurring race - the princesses are just incredibly skilled unicorn sorceresses with a host of enchantments on top.]]
Note how they're called unicorns in the S1 opening. Also, unicorns used to raise the sun and the moon, according to the Hearth's Waming eve play. All it takes to become a princess pony are these spells:
* Permanent wings - possibly similar to the spell Twilight cast in sonic Rainboom, except made to last. If a permanent version of that spell created the flutter ponies, who never seemed to have Rarity's fragility problems, Princess!Twilight might end up with butterfly wings.
* Size-up - Maybe they had a chat with Tenser, or maybe some "ponies" just naturally grow that big (see Sapphire Shores and Fleur - might be a "giants walked the earth in those days" type dealie)
* Longevity - might be a spell, or might be caused by the golden apple tree Celestia owns, like in Myth/NorseMythology.
Their cutie marks are entirely natural. Eventually, unicorns were born that could control the heavens without needing the help of the other unicorns. The mightiest unicorn wizards (Star-Swirl if he was still alive) managed to cast a spell of eternal life on the sisters, so that the unicorns would never have to do it the old, hard way again. Their princess titles might have been given to them after that, or maybe they were born into the old Unicornian royal family.
Their skills with other magic came much later; they didn't have anywhere near the talent with non-solar/lunar magic that, say, Twilight does, but have had several millenia to practice. By the time Luna went loco, Celestia had such a great understanding of magic that she could not only wield the elements of harmony single-hoofedly, she could also mimic her sister's cutie mark power.



[[WMG: The guards standing next to the throne in the opening sequence are [[EliteMooks Elite Guards]].]]
Similar to [[StarWars Emperor Palpatine's]] red royal guard, these are specially trained guards, used as a last defense. Yet they never travel with her...
* Because Celestia generally travels by air. It would be difficult to bring non-pegasus guards along and doing so would slow her down in general. The unicorn guards probably aren't any more elite than the pegasus guards actually, just each group of guards is trained to cover different areas and situations.



[[WMG:The royal guards are actually magical constructs created by the princesses.]]
Each of it's members all look the same. That's very unusual for a non-background pony. They also almost exclusively appear whenever one of the princesses are around/nearby or have recently left. Why isn't there a royal guard any place else? Especially in Ponyville where it is in close proximity to an extremely dangerous forest. That's also very strange. Also Princess Luna as Nightmare Moon has demonstrated that she has the capability to divide and shapeshift herself into several ponies. If that is the case then it is highly likely that Princess Celestia also possess this kind of power. This opens up a new perspective whenever you see a royal guards: They are actually magical puppets and tools of the princesses to manipulate things and events to suit their plans.
* Alternatively, they are royal guards. They may all look the same because they are the same size and have the same color coats and manes. The former may be explicable by the fact that there may be size requirements for recruitment into the royal guards. Historically, many militaries, especially elite units, had standard size requirements; the Roman legions, for example, would not take any man who was too big or too small. As for their coats and manes all being the same color, that may be the result of dyeing their hair, which, considering ponies don't normally wear clothes, may be their equivalent of a military uniform. Also, just because they all look alike to us doesn't mean they all look alike to other ponies. As for why they are always around when the princesses are, and not otherwise, that's because they are royal guards: their job is to guard the princesses and their household. They are not the national army and they are not the police. And it's not even true that we never see them when the princesses aren't around: in the pilot, two pegasi members of the royal guards flew Twilight's carriage to Ponyville, and she thanked them, as if they were thinking, feeling ponies; they smiled at being thanked, as if they appreciated it; if they are constructs, Twilight doesn't seem to know it.
* Yeah, this one is jossed. Twilight's brother is a member of the guard.

[[WMG: The Royal Guard are ordinary ponies enchanted to look like that]].
A Bird in the Hoof seems to confirm that they're not just made out of magic, since Rainbow Dash asked if she could join up. Implying three things, if RD isn't wrong:
1: They had a life before signing up
2: They get paid, so they probably have free will, days off and individuality
3: They accept females into their ranks, though we haven't seen any yet
So, how come they all look the same? Magic. Celestia and Luna magically transform them into perfect soldiers (maybe only while they're on duty, keyed to their armor?), so they can focus on accepting the most loyal, rather than the most physically fit. This also makes them identical, so no-one can be sure who they are (for reasons similar to why SWAT teams and special forces wear masks), and might even change their race (this is why we haven't seen any earth pony guards, and also handily explains where Luna's bat-ponies came from).

[[WMG: The Princesses are [[CompositeCharacter Composite Characters]] of The Mane Six]].

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[[WMG:The royal guards are actually magical constructs created by the princesses.]]
Each of it's members all look the same. That's very unusual for a non-background pony. They also almost exclusively appear whenever one of the princesses are around/nearby or have recently left. Why isn't there a royal guard any place else? Especially in Ponyville where it is in close proximity to an extremely dangerous forest. That's also very strange. Also Princess Luna as Nightmare Moon has demonstrated that she has the capability to divide and shapeshift herself into several ponies. If that is the case then it is highly likely that Princess Celestia also possess this kind of power. This opens up a new perspective whenever you see a royal guards: They are actually magical puppets and tools of the princesses to manipulate things and events to suit their plans.
* Alternatively, they are royal guards. They may all look the same because they are the same size and have the same color coats and manes. The former may be explicable by the fact that there may be size requirements for recruitment into the royal guards. Historically, many militaries, especially elite units, had standard size requirements; the Roman legions, for example, would not take any man who was too big or too small. As for their coats and manes all being the same color, that may be the result of dyeing their hair, which, considering ponies don't normally wear clothes, may be their equivalent of a military uniform. Also, just because they all look alike to us doesn't mean they all look alike to other ponies. As for why they are always around when the princesses are, and not otherwise, that's because they are royal guards: their job is to guard the princesses and their household. They are not the national army and they are not the police. And it's not even true that we never see them when the princesses aren't around: in the pilot, two pegasi members of the royal guards flew Twilight's carriage to Ponyville, and she thanked them, as if they were thinking, feeling ponies; they smiled at being thanked, as if they appreciated it; if they are constructs, Twilight doesn't seem to know it.
* Yeah, this one is jossed. Twilight's brother is a member of the guard.

[[WMG: The Royal Guard are ordinary ponies enchanted to look like that]].
A Bird in the Hoof seems to confirm that they're not just made out of magic, since Rainbow Dash asked if she could join up. Implying three things, if RD isn't wrong:
1: They had a life before signing up
2: They get paid, so they probably have free will, days off and individuality
3: They accept females into their ranks, though we haven't seen any yet
So, how come they all look the same? Magic. Celestia and Luna magically transform them into perfect soldiers (maybe only while they're on duty, keyed to their armor?), so they can focus on accepting the most loyal, rather than the most physically fit. This also makes them identical, so no-one can be sure who they are (for reasons similar to why SWAT teams and special forces wear masks), and might even change their race (this is why we haven't seen any earth pony guards, and also handily explains where Luna's bat-ponies came from).

[[WMG: The Princesses are [[CompositeCharacter Composite Characters]] of The the Mane Six]].



[[WMG: Every Pony born an Alicorn has their own "Mane Six"]]
* Princess Celestia's should be fairly obvious.
* Princess luna's would be the Background Mane Six (Derpy, Lyra, Octavia, Vinyl, Bon Bon, and Raindrops instead of Doctor to keep the whole "Two Earth/Pegasi/Unicorns" thing).
* If you do not consider ''The Crystal Heart Spell'' canon, and you believe Cadence was born an Alicorn, than her team would be: Golden Harvest, Minuette, Berry Punch, Twinkleshine, Flitter, and Cloudchaser.
1st Sep '17 8:52:26 PM HalcyonDayz
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In Kingdom Hearts, Heartless are created when people give into the darkness in their hearts. In ''FiM'', Luna becomes Nightmare Moon for a similar reason. Celestia returns Luna to normal in the second episode in the same way that [[spoiler: Kairi restored Sora in the first Kingdom Hearts game, which suggests that Celestia is a Princess of Heart in this continuity.]]

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In Kingdom Hearts, Heartless are created when people give into the darkness in their hearts. In ''FiM'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Luna becomes Nightmare Moon for a similar reason. Celestia returns Luna to normal in the second episode in the same way that [[spoiler: Kairi restored Sora in the first Kingdom Hearts game, which suggests that Celestia is a Princess of Heart in this continuity.]]



* Seriously, this was posted because the people over at the MLP:FIM Wiki seemed to jump to conclusions too quickly about Discord actually being Equestria's former ruler.

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* Seriously, this was posted because the people over at the MLP:FIM ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' Wiki seemed to jump to conclusions too quickly about Discord actually being Equestria's former ruler.



* In the Episode Magical Mystery Cure Celestia reveals to Twilight that she has been watching her adventures in Ponyville by displaying clips from past episodes of MLP:FIM in front of Twilight. Celestia could have [[BigBrotherIsWatching magical cameras recording all the important events in Ponyville]] which would also explain why everyone is always [[FourthWallObserver mugging for them]].

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* In the Episode Magical Mystery Cure Celestia reveals to Twilight that she has been watching her adventures in Ponyville by displaying clips from past episodes of MLP:FIM ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' in front of Twilight. Celestia could have [[BigBrotherIsWatching magical cameras recording all the important events in Ponyville]] which would also explain why everyone is always [[FourthWallObserver mugging for them]].
1st Sep '17 2:08:43 PM Theriocephalus
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* Jossed. Twilight, at least, ascended to alicornhood without the need to fuse with anybody else.



[[WMG: Celestia and Lunas respective elements]]

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[[WMG: Celestia and Lunas Luna's respective elements]]
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