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13th Sep '17 10:23:51 PM Theriocephalus
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[[WMG:Thorax's clutch was a result of genetic experimenting by Queen Chrysalis]]\

Thorax and Pharynx, who we know were hatched from the same brood, share a number of characteristics that set them notably apart from how every other changeling has behaved and/or been portrayed in the show:
* They are the only changelings to have unique color schemes as common drones: instead of the light blue eyes, teal crest and dark blue carapace every other changeling shared, Thorax had a green carapace, while Pharynx had a purple carapace, lilac eyes and a red crest.
* When the other changelings shapeshift (save Chrysalis, and she's far from a typical changeling) they take forms equal to or close to their own in mass, and they've never changed shape except to infiltrate or to confuse enemies. When going into melee, they always keep their natural forms even when fighting opponents that that's not sufficient against. This is most evident in their invasion of Canterlot in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 A Canterlot Wedding]]" and when they're fighting the Maulwurf in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E19ToChangeAChangeling To Change a Changeling]]". There have been only two exceptions: Thorax turning into a large bear to fight Ember and Pharynx turning into a huge armored arthropod to intimidate other changelings and later to fight the Maulwurf.
* Finally, they're much more independent-minded than other changelings. Their stories both focus heavily on them stubbornly doing what they think is right despite receiving ridicule and hostility from the other changelings. By contrast, the other 'lings are a much more uniform lot, and seem to be very prone to "going with the flow" if the speed and ease with which they all go from being soldiers to being peaceful hippies is any indication.

Now, the actual WMG: Chrysalis had planned her invasion of Equestria (and of a whole lot more if she had won, knowing her) for a while, and wanted a better force than the one she had. Changelings, as it stands, seem to have serious issues with herd mentality and lack of independence. This is fine for minions and henchmen, but a full-scale war and invasion requires soldiers who can act on their own in the field. As such, Chrysalis decided to run experiments on her egg clutches in preparation for the coup, with the intention of creating more independent soldiers who would be able to take initiative in chaotic battles or campaigns. Pharynx was one of the more satisfactory results (hence being head of patrols), while Thorax is a case that has GoneHorriblyRight.

While she was at it, Chrysalis also decided to give her new minions the ability to change size as well as shape. While being unable to change your size is no handicap when you only need to pass as a pony, being able to become an armored behemoth the size of a tank can be ''much'' more useful in pitched melee. As for the colors, that may be an accidental side effect, a way for Chrysalis to spot her "experiments" at a glance, or the first possibility adopted as the second.
7th Sep '17 9:18:52 AM CosmicFerret
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But rather than linking her to the [[TheFlash Speed Force]] like Rainbow Dash, it will link her to the [[PowerRangers Morphing Grid]]

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But rather than linking her to the [[TheFlash [[ComicBook/TheFlash Speed Force]] like Rainbow Dash, it will link her to the [[PowerRangers Morphing Grid]]
29th Aug '17 9:29:33 PM Theriocephalus
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* Jossed. She gets a regular (as in visible) cutie mark in "Crusaders of the Lost Mark"



[[spoiler: Jossed. Scootaloo got her Cutie Mark the same time as Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle.]]

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* [[spoiler: Jossed. Scootaloo got her Cutie Mark the same time as Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle.]]




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* Jossed.




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* Doubtful. There have been numerous situations where she needed to fly for a point of pride ("Flight to the Finish") or to get somewhere she couldn't without going airborne (such as going to Cloudsdale in "Parental Glideance"). Speed or lack thereof wouldn't have been a factor there. In fact, this can probably be considered Jossed by the events of "Flight to the Finish" -- Diamond Tiara's taunting clearly affected Scootaloo a great deal, and she spent the rest of the episode trying and failing to get airborne. If she could've flown, she would've.




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* Jossed.




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* Jossed, unless one considers helping others find their special talents to be godlike.
27th Aug '17 3:38:01 PM Theriocephalus
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* Jossed. Dash's parents don;t recognize her at all.

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* Jossed. Dash's parents don;t don't recognize her at all.



* Confirmed/Jossed - Her Cutie Mark does have a music note on it, but her getting it had nothing to do with stage fright.

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* Confirmed/Jossed - Her -- her Cutie Mark does have a music note on it, but her getting it had nothing to do with stage fright.
26th Aug '17 5:37:01 PM nombretomado
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[[WMG: Sweetie Belle's talent is for [[ArTonelico Song Magic]] ]]

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[[WMG: Sweetie Belle's talent is for [[ArTonelico [[VideoGame/ExaPico Song Magic]] ]]
14th Aug '17 5:34:25 PM monkeypizzasonic
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** JOSSED. We've seen their parents now.




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* Confirmed!




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* Jossed.




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* Jossed. Dash's parents don;t recognize her at all.



* [[spoiler:Jossed.]]

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* [[spoiler:Jossed.]]
Jossed.



* [[spoiler:Confirmed, as a lightning bolt is one of the elements appearing on Scootaloo's Cutie Mark.]]

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* [[spoiler:Confirmed, Confirmed, as a lightning bolt is one of the elements appearing on Scootaloo's Cutie Mark.]]
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* Jossed.




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* Confirmed/Jossed - Her Cutie Mark does have a music note on it, but her getting it had nothing to do with stage fright.



* [[spoiler:Jossed, although her Cutie Mark does symbolize her singing voice in the form of a musical note.]]

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* [[spoiler:Jossed, Jossed, although her Cutie Mark does symbolize her singing voice in the form of a musical note.]]
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* [[spoiler:Jossed. The Cutie Mark Crusaders got their Cutie Marks at the same time.]]

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* [[spoiler:Jossed. Jossed. The Cutie Mark Crusaders got their Cutie Marks at the same time.]]
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* Jossed.




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* Jossed.



** [[spoiler: Confirmed. The trio finally got their Cutie Marks in Crusaders of the Lost Mark.]]

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** [[spoiler: Confirmed. The trio finally got their Cutie Marks in Crusaders of the Lost Mark.]]
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** All Jossed. Their collective talent is helping other ponies find and understand their Cutie Marks.



* [[spoiler:Confirmed. The Cutie Mark Crusaders finally get their Cutie Marks when, after realizing how good they are at helping other ponies understand the meaning of their Cutie Marks, the trio decided that, rather than trying to look for their own unique talents, they'd instead help other ponies with their Cutie Mark problems.]]

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* [[spoiler:Confirmed. Confirmed. The Cutie Mark Crusaders finally get their Cutie Marks when, after realizing how good they are at helping other ponies understand the meaning of their Cutie Marks, the trio decided that, rather than trying to look for their own unique talents, they'd instead help other ponies with their Cutie Mark problems.]]
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* [[spoiler: all three is Jossed by Crusaders of the Lost Mark ]]

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* [[spoiler: * all three is Jossed by Crusaders of the Lost Mark ]]
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* [[spoiler:Confirmed. The trio ended up up getting their Cutie Mark together, with the event triggering it being their change of focus from trying to look for their own special talents to helping others with their Cutie Mark problems.]]

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* [[spoiler:Confirmed. :Confirmed. The trio ended up up getting their Cutie Mark together, with the event triggering it being their change of focus from trying to look for their own special talents to helping others with their Cutie Mark problems.]]
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* [[spoiler: Jossed.]]

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* [[spoiler:Jossed]]

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* [[spoiler:Confirmed. The CMC get their cutie marks at the same time, but they don't notice until Diamond Tiara says how amazing they are.]]

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* [[spoiler:Confirmed. Confirmed. The CMC get their cutie marks at the same time, but they don't notice until Diamond Tiara says how amazing they are.]]
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* [[spoiler:Discord is sealed up now and this hasn't happened. Unless Discord comes back, it seems that this is {{Jossed}}.]]

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* [[spoiler:Discord Discord is sealed up now and this hasn't happened. Unless Discord comes back, it seems that this is {{Jossed}}.]]
{{Jossed}}.




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** Jossed by none of them being upset when Babs gets her Cutie Mark first, and again when they all get their Cutie Marks at the same time.




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** Turns out their special talent is helping other ponies figure out theor special talents, so this wasn't actually too far off the mark.




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* Well it turns out their mother was a Pear, so inter-fruit relationships confirmed?













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* Jossed now that we have seen their parents. Granny Smith is their father's mother.







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** "The Perfect Pear" seems to joss this. Granny Smith was always an Apple.







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* Jossed by "A Perfect Pear".



[[WMG: The Apple Family are descendanted from of ninjas]]

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[[WMG: The Apple Family are descendanted from of ninjas]]
14th Jun '17 3:05:45 AM EndBringer99
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* [[spoiler:Jossed]]




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* [[spoiler:Confirmed. The CMC get their cutie marks at the same time, but they don't notice until Diamond Tiara says how amazing they are.]]
27th May '17 2:40:12 PM Theriocephalus
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* "Parental Glideance" supports this - going by the flashback, Spitfire and Soarin' aren't that much older than Dashie herself.

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* "Parental Glideance" supports this - -- going by the flashback, Spitfire and Soarin' aren't that much older than Dashie herself.




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* Fairly certain Sunburst was never a direct student of Celestia, he just went to her School for Gifted Unicorns.



Which is why he unlike the other changelings being controlled by Chrysalis ,was not evil when he came out of his cocoon , he was a rare royal changeling birth .

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Which is why he unlike the other changelings being controlled by Chrysalis ,was he was not evil when he came out of his cocoon , cocoon, he was a rare royal changeling birth .
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7th May '17 3:27:26 PM mattthelurker
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* "Parental Glideance" supports this - going by the flashback, Spitfire and Soarin' aren't that much older than Dashie herself.
8th Mar '17 5:00:49 PM Theriocephalus
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[[WMG:The Cutie Mark Crusaders (and the other foals their age) are the equivalent of middle or high schoolers by the later seasons, rather than elementary school kids.]]

It’s a common assumption that getting a Cutie Mark is more-or-less equivalent (or at least a parallel) to the onset of puberty, at least from a cultural point of view (in that, at least, it's a mostly physical change that marks the shift from being a child to starting to become your own adult), with the Crusaders being “late bloomers” who got theirs a bit later than usual. Combined with this is the fact that, as shown in “[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E9TheFaultInOurCutieMarks The Fault in Our Cutie Marks]]”, the Crusaders seem to have a lot of freedom in running their Cutie Mark counseling group, implying that they’re considered mature and competent enough to run their own organization outside of school and to do it well enough to be worth listening to. Finally, the same episode shows that their class is in the process of learning pre-calculus, something not generally taught before at least middle school age or so. All in all, this points to them having aged at least a bit since their first appearance -- if they were (the pony equivalent of?) nine or ten or so in their debut, they’re probably closer to thirteen or fourteen by now, call it fifteen at the highest.
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