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5th Dec '17 4:55:23 PM kittyface44
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* In season 7 finale, "Shadow Play - pts. 1 & 2, we have the Pony of Shadows, who is actually a unicorn named Stygian who was corrupted by darkness and banished to Limbo for 1000 years by the Pillars of Olde Equestria for his apparent theft of their artifacts. It turns out that all Stygian wanted was to fight alongside the Pillars and collected their artifacts so that he could replicate their magic, but instead of letting Stygian explain his motives, the Pillars (especially Star Swirl) labeled him as a villain and shunned him. Imagine being driven away by your heroes and then being banished for 1000 years...all because of a [[PoorCommunicationKills understanding]]. Sure, it all worked out in the end and the Pillars realized their mistake, but still...

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* In season 7 finale, "Shadow Play Play" - pts. 1 & 2, we have the Pony of Shadows, who is actually a unicorn named Stygian who was corrupted by darkness and banished to Limbo for 1000 years by the Pillars of Olde Equestria for his apparent theft of their artifacts. It turns out that all Stygian wanted was to fight alongside the Pillars and collected their artifacts so that he could replicate their magic, but instead of letting Stygian explain his motives, the Pillars (especially Star Swirl) labeled him as a villain and shunned him. Imagine being driven away by your heroes and then being banished for 1000 years...all because of a [[PoorCommunicationKills understanding]].misunderstanding]]. Sure, it all worked out in the end and the Pillars realized their mistake, but still...
5th Dec '17 4:54:44 PM kittyface44
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* In season 7 finale, "Shadow Play - pts. 1 & 2, we have the Pony of Shadows, who is actually a unicorn named Stygian who was corrupted by darkness and banished to Limbo for 1000 years by the Pillars of Olde Equestria for his apparent theft of their artifacts. It turns out that all Stygian wanted was to fight alongside the Pillars and collected their artifacts so that he could replicate their magic, but instead of letting Stygian explain his motives, the Pillars (especially Star Swirl) labeled him as a villain and shunned him. Imagine being driven away by your heroes and then being banished for 1000 years...all because of a [[PoorCommunicationKills understanding]]. Sure, it all worked out in the end and the Pillars realized their mistake, but still...



* Shining Armor himself could qualify in a few episodes. He is getting married to the love of his who was not only kind to him, but also to his beloved sister, Twilight. But then, Twilight viciously insults Cadence out of (seeming) petty jealousy. And since he was brainwashed, he was not only unable to defend Cadence, [[WhatTheHellHero he lashes out at Twilight for upsetting the bride, not realizing he she was only trying to protect him]], and ends up causing both to be trapped by the imposter. [[FridgeHorror Imagine]] if he ended up killed because of Chrysalis and could never see his beloved real bride nor his sister again and realizing what a [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone horrible mistake he made]]. There's also the comics where he's just as (if not moreso) {{Adorkable}} as Twilight being a D&D nerd who lives in his parents basement desperately trying to get the attention of bombshell princess Cadence, who was his sister's foalsitter. It even exists in the show. Just look at how he complete geeks out in ''The one where Pinkie Pie knows''. Shining Armor is probably a case of a HollywoodNerd though, as he is far from ugly. But still, you can't help but feel for the guy when you know his backstory and considering what happened at his wedding, you can understand why he'd cry at weddings. And in ''The one Where Pinkie Pie Knows'' it's revealed he and his wife earned their happy ending and are having a foal of their own.

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* Shining Armor himself could qualify in a few episodes. He is getting married to the love of his life who was not only kind to him, but also to his beloved sister, Twilight. But then, Twilight viciously insults Cadence out of (seeming) petty jealousy. And since he was brainwashed, he was not only unable to defend Cadence, [[WhatTheHellHero he lashes out at Twilight for upsetting the bride, not realizing he she was only trying to protect him]], and ends up causing both to be trapped by the imposter. [[FridgeHorror Imagine]] if he ended up killed because of Chrysalis and could never see his beloved real bride nor his sister again and realizing what a [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone horrible mistake he made]]. There's also the comics where he's just as (if not moreso) {{Adorkable}} as Twilight being a D&D nerd who lives in his parents basement desperately trying to get the attention of bombshell princess Cadence, who was his sister's foalsitter. It even exists in the show. Just look at how he complete geeks out in ''The one where Pinkie Pie knows''. Shining Armor is probably a case of a HollywoodNerd though, as he is far from ugly. But still, you can't help but feel for the guy when you know his backstory and considering what happened at his wedding, you can understand why he'd cry at weddings. And in ''The one Where Pinkie Pie Knows'' it's revealed he and his wife earned their happy ending and are having a foal of their own.
21st Nov '17 6:02:46 PM ZarbiNerada
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* In [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017 the movie]], all the Derpy-like foals we've seen on the show. That's Mom[=/=]Auntie[=/=]Big Sis [[spoiler:trapped in stone]].
21st Nov '17 1:59:49 PM LemonRoseGirl96
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** Although her plans to sabotage winter were very selfish and irresponsible and could have permanently damaged the weather factory, Dashie becomes a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E5TanksForTheMemories Tanks for the Memories]]" when she realizes Tank, who has quickly become one of her best friends in addition to being her pet is hibernating. She enters a SanitySlippage state, and finally breaks down crying near the end causing Fluttershy, Pinkie, and Rarity to blubbering as well. This is '''only''' time we've ever see Rainbow Dash outright ''cry'', and while it's somewhat played for laughs, she has the same tears streaming down her face as Fluttershy in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E22HurricaneFluttershy Hurricane Fluttershy]]".

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** Although her plans to sabotage winter were very selfish and irresponsible and could have permanently damaged the weather factory, Dashie becomes a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E5TanksForTheMemories Tanks for the Memories]]" when she realizes Tank, who has quickly become one of her best friends in addition to being her pet is hibernating. She enters a SanitySlippage state, and finally breaks down crying near the end [[EverybodyCries causing Fluttershy, Pinkie, and Rarity to start blubbering as well.well]]. This is '''only''' time we've ever see Rainbow Dash outright ''cry'', and while it's somewhat played for laughs, she has the same tears streaming down her face as Fluttershy in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E22HurricaneFluttershy Hurricane Fluttershy]]".
17th Nov '17 8:42:57 AM kittyface44
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* Shining Armor himself could qualify in a few episodes. He is getting married to the love of his who was not only kind to him, but also to his beloved sister, Twilight. But then, Twilight viciously insults Cadence out of (seeming) petty jealousy. And since he was brainwashed, he was not only unable to defend Cadence, [[WhatTheHelloHero he lashes out at Twilight for upsetting the bride, not realizing he she was only trying to protect him]], and ends up causing both to be trapped by the imposter. [[FridgeHorror Imagine]] if he ended up killed because of Chrysalis and could never see his beloved real bride nor his sister again and realizing what a [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone horrible mistake he made]]. There's also the comics where he's just as (if not moreso) {{Adorkable}} as Twilight being a D&D nerd who lives in his parents basement desperately trying to get the attention of bombshell princess Cadence, who was his sister's foalsitter. It even exists in the show. Just look at how he complete geeks out in ''The one where Pinkie Pie knows''. Shining Armor is probably a case of a HollywoodNerd though, as he is far from ugly. But still, you can't help but feel for the guy when you know his backstory and considering what happened at his wedding, you can understand why he'd cry at weddings. And in ''The one Where Pinkie Pie Knows'' it's revealed he and his wife earned their happy ending and are having a foal of their own.

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* Shining Armor himself could qualify in a few episodes. He is getting married to the love of his who was not only kind to him, but also to his beloved sister, Twilight. But then, Twilight viciously insults Cadence out of (seeming) petty jealousy. And since he was brainwashed, he was not only unable to defend Cadence, [[WhatTheHelloHero [[WhatTheHellHero he lashes out at Twilight for upsetting the bride, not realizing he she was only trying to protect him]], and ends up causing both to be trapped by the imposter. [[FridgeHorror Imagine]] if he ended up killed because of Chrysalis and could never see his beloved real bride nor his sister again and realizing what a [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone horrible mistake he made]]. There's also the comics where he's just as (if not moreso) {{Adorkable}} as Twilight being a D&D nerd who lives in his parents basement desperately trying to get the attention of bombshell princess Cadence, who was his sister's foalsitter. It even exists in the show. Just look at how he complete geeks out in ''The one where Pinkie Pie knows''. Shining Armor is probably a case of a HollywoodNerd though, as he is far from ugly. But still, you can't help but feel for the guy when you know his backstory and considering what happened at his wedding, you can understand why he'd cry at weddings. And in ''The one Where Pinkie Pie Knows'' it's revealed he and his wife earned their happy ending and are having a foal of their own.
17th Nov '17 8:41:49 AM kittyface44
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** The season 2 finale also turns her into this. Although she was acting grouchy about Princess Cadance's unusually bad attitude, her friends, brother, and Princess Celestia lose their respect for her and leave her alone in disappointment when she speaks up and calls Cadance evil. She feels ''horrible'' about what she'd done, knowing that she probably wouldn't be able to redeem herself in their eyes...[[spoiler: and even worse, it turns out that she was ''right'' to be suspicious, since "Cadance" reveals herself to be an evil impostor and imprisons Twilight in the Canterlot Caves.]]

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** The season 2 finale also turns her into this. Although she was acting grouchy about Princess Cadance's unusually bad attitude, her friends, brother, and Princess Celestia all lose their respect for her and leave her alone in disappointment when she speaks up and calls Cadance evil. She feels ''horrible'' about what she'd done, knowing that she probably wouldn't be able to redeem herself in their eyes...[[spoiler: and even worse, it turns out that she was ''right'' to be suspicious, since "Cadance" reveals herself to be an evil impostor and imprisons Twilight in the Canterlot Caves.]]



* Shining Armor himself could qualify in a few episodes. Imagine getting married to the love of your life who was not only kind to you, but also to your beloved sister, only to have said sister accuse her of being a fake and you (since you were brainwashed) are unable to defend her, and end up causing her to be trapped by the fake bride. [[FridgeHorror Imagine]] if he ended up killed because of Chrysalis and could never see his beloved bride again and realizing what a mistake he made. There's also the comics where he's just as (if not moreso) {{Adorkable}} as Twilight being a D&D nerd who lives in his parents basement desperately trying to get the attention of bombshell princess Cadence, who was his sister's foalsitter. It even exists in the show. Just look at how he complete geeks out in ''The one where Pinkie Pie knows''. Shining Armor is probably a case of a HollywoodNerd though, as he is far from ugly. But still, you can't help but feel for the guy when you know his backstory and considering what happened at his wedding, you can understand why he'd cry at weddings. And in ''The one Where Pinkie Pie Knows'' it's revealed he and his wife earned their happy ending and are having a foal of their own.

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* Shining Armor himself could qualify in a few episodes. Imagine He is getting married to the love of your life his who was not only kind to you, him, but also to your his beloved sister, Twilight. But then, Twilight viciously insults Cadence out of (seeming) petty jealousy. And since he was brainwashed, he was not only to have said sister accuse her of being a fake and you (since you were brainwashed) are unable to defend her, Cadence, [[WhatTheHelloHero he lashes out at Twilight for upsetting the bride, not realizing he she was only trying to protect him]], and end ends up causing her both to be trapped by the fake bride. imposter. [[FridgeHorror Imagine]] if he ended up killed because of Chrysalis and could never see his beloved real bride nor his sister again and realizing what a [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone horrible mistake he made.made]]. There's also the comics where he's just as (if not moreso) {{Adorkable}} as Twilight being a D&D nerd who lives in his parents basement desperately trying to get the attention of bombshell princess Cadence, who was his sister's foalsitter. It even exists in the show. Just look at how he complete geeks out in ''The one where Pinkie Pie knows''. Shining Armor is probably a case of a HollywoodNerd though, as he is far from ugly. But still, you can't help but feel for the guy when you know his backstory and considering what happened at his wedding, you can understand why he'd cry at weddings. And in ''The one Where Pinkie Pie Knows'' it's revealed he and his wife earned their happy ending and are having a foal of their own.
13th Nov '17 4:35:49 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Fluttershy oozes woobie to such a degree that even [[GenkiGirl Pinkie]] [[CloudCuckoolander Pie]] avoids playing harmless pranks on her. In fact, the other 4 ponies have tried to be {{Cool Big Sister}}s towards her, despite being around the same age (and at least older then Pinkie).

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* Fluttershy oozes woobie to such a degree that even [[GenkiGirl Pinkie]] [[CloudCuckoolander Pinkie Pie]] avoids playing harmless pranks on her. In fact, the other 4 ponies have tried to be {{Cool Big Sister}}s towards her, despite being around the same age (and at least older then Pinkie).



** And some fans still give her a RonTheDeathEater status, despite all this.



** In Wonderbolt Academy she [[WellDoneSonGuy desperately tries to please Spitfire]], being crushed when Spitfire chose Lightning Dust over her as a leader. It turns out [[spoiler: Lightning Dust doesn't give a crap about the other recruits and would do whatever it takes to become a Wonderbolt.]] This causes Rainbow Dash to give into peer pressure and [[spoiler: help Lightning Dust make a tornado nearly killing Rainbow Dash's friends.]] When Spitfire finds out about this, she is enraged and [[spoiler: gives Rainbow Dash the team leader insignia she had stripped off Lightning Dust.]] Rainbow Dash definitely needs a lot of hugging especially having a sort of RonTheDeathEater status among certain fans.
** There's also her disturbing tendency to be the victim in fanfics... at least two come to mind. If you know them, you'll really want to give her a hug.

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** In Wonderbolt Academy she [[WellDoneSonGuy desperately tries to please Spitfire]], being crushed when Spitfire chose Lightning Dust over her as a leader. It turns out [[spoiler: Lightning Dust doesn't give a crap about the other recruits and would do whatever it takes to become a Wonderbolt.]] This causes Rainbow Dash to give into peer pressure and [[spoiler: help Lightning Dust make a tornado nearly killing Rainbow Dash's friends.]] When Spitfire finds out about this, she is enraged and [[spoiler: gives Rainbow Dash the team leader insignia she had stripped off Lightning Dust.]] Rainbow Dash definitely needs a lot of hugging especially having a sort of RonTheDeathEater status among certain fans.
** There's also her disturbing tendency to be the victim in fanfics... at least two come to mind. If you know them, you'll really want to give her a hug.
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** How many times has Rainbow Dash had her hopes and dreams dashed (literally) before her eyes? And what happened to her mother? We get to see her father (or rather, a pony which was identified by fans as her father. The card games just states he's her mentor) in an episode, but where's her mother? Is she still alive?
** When she's not the victim, Rainbow Dash tends to have RonTheDeathEater status in which her flaws are amplified and her positive traits are removed turning her into a straight up Jerkass or even a serial killer in one fanfic. There's also art and fanfiction of Rainbow Dash suffering or being murdered. With all the crap fans put her through, she definitely needs hugging. There's also Scootabuse to consider, which sounded [[ComedicSociopathy funny]] to some at first until you realize it's Rainbow Dash being put through RonTheDeathEater status. There's fanart and fics of Rainbow Dash physically and mentally abusing Scootaloo making resentment of Rainbow Dash run high among some people. It also hurts Scootaloo, which is something Rainbow Dash would not allow. And then there are some fans who actually wish she'd be killed off permanently.



** Here's another thing to consider: The reason Rainbow Dash sympathizes with ponies being teased is probably because she herself was teased as a filly, as proven by bullies (and a Discorded Fluttershy) calling her "Rainbow Crash" in Sonic Rainboom, possibly giving her PTSD. It's quite possible her passive-aggressive tendencies could very well be the result of a mental disorder, especially since in the beginning she couldn't tolerate Fluttershy possibly because she didn't understand. This could lead one to assume Rainbow Dash's social skills aren't [[NoSocialSkills very good]] and she doesn't pick up on social cues the way a normal pony would. It's quite possible she may have some sort of social disorder which would explain her difficulty understanding certain emotions in certain episodes. Her friends usually have to tell her when something's wrong for her to say anything. (Except in a few instances, like Filli Vanilli, Hurricane Fluttershy, and Flight to the Finish) And another thing, some fans call her lazy when her job is one of the most important: to ensure the weather matches the schedule which entails clearing and moving clouds. Those afternoon naps that she takes? They could very well be because of being totally overworked. The micro series comics play with this, and make Rainbow Dash go through a HeroicBSOD when she can't clear the clouds. The poor girl really works hard and without the admiration of the citizens of Ponyville, she's just a BrokenBird. You can really sympathize with her if you are a hard worker, similar to Rarity below.

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** Here's another thing to consider: The reason Rainbow Dash sympathizes with ponies being teased is probably because she herself was teased as a filly, as proven by bullies (and a Discorded Fluttershy) calling her "Rainbow Crash" in Sonic Rainboom, possibly giving her PTSD. It's quite possible her passive-aggressive tendencies could very well be the result of a mental disorder, especially since in the beginning she couldn't tolerate Fluttershy possibly because she didn't understand. This could lead one to assume Rainbow Dash's social skills aren't [[NoSocialSkills very good]] and she doesn't pick up on social cues the way a normal pony would. It's quite possible she may have some sort of social disorder which would explain her difficulty understanding certain emotions in certain episodes. Her friends usually have to tell her when something's wrong for her to say anything. (Except in a few instances, like Filli Vanilli, Hurricane Fluttershy, and Flight to the Finish) And another thing, some fans call her lazy when her job is one of the most important: to ensure the weather matches the schedule which entails clearing and moving clouds. Those afternoon naps that she takes? They could very well be because of being totally overworked. The micro series comics play with this, and make Rainbow Dash go through a HeroicBSOD when she can't clear the clouds. The poor girl really works hard and without the admiration of the citizens of Ponyville, she's just a BrokenBird. You can really sympathize with her if you are a hard worker, similar to Rarity below. Finish.)



** Despite what others think, Rainbow Dash is perhaps the least popular mane six pony if youtube comments saying "I want Rainbow Dash to burn in a fire", the mass amount of RonTheDeathEater fanfics and fanart, and Dashabuse are any indication. These youtube comments get at least fifty likes by fellow RD haters. And it doesn't stop there. Similar to Scootabuse, there's popular art of Rainbow Dash getting physically, verbally, and mentally abused by another pony. Oh and this art isn't just popular, most of it gets somewhere in the 70+ likes on Derpibooru. That's right, there are a ton of people who not only want "karma" to hit Rainbow Dash but want it to seriously injure or kill her. And similar to Angel and especially Spike, she does not deserve this.



*** There are [[FridgeHorror worse implications]] on this, that just twists the knife deeper. Her love story with King Sombra (the good one) ended tragically, as said above. However, given her extremely long lifespan, she probably had more than one love story that ended this way, or worse. And the ones that '''do''' end happily take on a turn for the worse as she outlives all of them. Her smile suddenly takes on a new, unsettlingly tragic turn considering all of this. This isn't counting the fandom, who tends to favor her EnsembleDarkhorse sister and/or give her a RonTheDeathEater treatment. Ouch, that hurts.
* There's also Princess Luna, who, alongside Derpy Hooves, is one of the most popular characters despite appearing ''for only a few seconds in one episode of the entire first season''. Fans jumped on the fact that the reason she went crazy and turned into Nightmare Moon was because she just wanted friends due to the fact that everyone was asleep at nighttime and she felt unappreciated. Until season two rolled around, one of the [[OCStandIn most popular interpretations of her]] was a traumatized filly who needed lots and lots of hugs and forgiveness. When she finally returned in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E4LunaEclipsed "Luna Eclipsed,"]] she ''was'' desperately trying to [[TheAtoner make up for her previous actions]] and convince everypony that she really wasn't evil anymore, but she was still [[NoIndoorVoice a]] [[NightmareFetishist far]] [[LargeHam cry]] from the sad little ShrinkingViolet {{Fanon}} had thought she was.

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*** There are [[FridgeHorror worse implications]] on this, that just twists the knife deeper. Her love story with King Sombra (the good one) ended tragically, as said above. However, given her extremely long lifespan, she probably had more than one love story that ended this way, or worse. And the ones that '''do''' end happily take on a turn for the worse as she outlives all of them. Her smile suddenly takes on a new, unsettlingly tragic turn considering all of this. This isn't counting the fandom, who tends to favor her EnsembleDarkhorse sister and/or give her a RonTheDeathEater treatment. Ouch, that hurts.
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* There's also Princess Luna, who, alongside Derpy Hooves, is one of the most popular characters despite appearing ''for only a few seconds in one episode of the entire first season''. Fans jumped on the fact that the reason she went crazy and turned into Nightmare Moon was because she just wanted friends due to the fact that everyone was asleep at nighttime and she felt unappreciated. Until season two rolled around, one of the [[OCStandIn most popular interpretations of her]] was a traumatized filly who needed lots and lots of hugs and forgiveness. When she finally returned in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E4LunaEclipsed "Luna Eclipsed,"]] Eclipsed"]], she ''was'' desperately trying to [[TheAtoner make up for her previous actions]] and convince everypony that she really wasn't evil anymore, but she was still [[NoIndoorVoice a]] [[NightmareFetishist far]] [[LargeHam a far cry]] from the sad little ShrinkingViolet {{Fanon}} had thought she was.



* Angel Bunny could qualify simply from his treatment from the fans. There's art of Fluttershy physically and mentally abusing him to her flat out abandoning him in middle of nowhere. And we're supposed to root for [[RonTheDeathEater Fluttershy]]. That's not all though, despite his redeeming qualities, fans often ignore them and make him even worse possibly bordering on MoralEventHorizon treatment of Fluttershy. We haven't been told Angel's backstory yet, but it's possible he was an abused bunny who was rescued by Fluttershy or a rabbit who lost his family. While he's certainly not the [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold nicest]] rabbit out there, he does not deserve he treatment he gets from fans. It's been shown several times that Angel really does care about Fluttershy, such as comforting her when she's suffering a HeroicBSOD, overseeing her personal training as her coach, and nuzzling her in later episodes. The first two examples happened almost right after physically abusing her and acting like a SpoiledBrat. Also, his well being is on the top of Fluttershy's priority list according to Castle Mane-ia where she almost bursts into tears at the thought of losing him. This is why she hesitates to let Spike look after him. You have to wonder what happened to the little guy to make Fluttershy so overprotective of him. Some fanfics (as well as the Micro Series comics) portray him in a positive light, having him comfort Fluttershy whenever she's down and serve as her personal secretary.



** The fandom's surprisingly dark intepretations of exactly ''how'' Sombra tormented them will make you want to comfort them even more.
23rd Oct '17 5:04:03 PM bweb
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** Starlight just can't seem to catch a break when it comes to her DarkAndTroubledPast. She's helped to save Equestria on at least one occasion, but people just can't resist reminding her of her less than stellar beginnings. Even when she meets a seemingly random, unconnected pony (Maud), it still ties into her past. She's even forced to reference it herself in "Fame and Misfortune", albeit subtly, when she mentions that she learned to duplicate books to mass produce her "manifesto".
2nd Oct '17 4:12:26 PM FlamingSamurai
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!! Starlight Glimmer
* [[WellIntentionedExtremist Starlight Glimmer]] becomes very pitiable in [[spoiler:[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E26TheCutieRemarkPart2 the season five finale]] after her FreudianExcuse revealed that her childhood friend abandoned her after getting his cutie mark. Her VillainousBreakdown reveals her for who she really is. Not an evil villain, but a scared, emotionally unstable pony, who is so afraid of being abandoned again that she isolated herself from the world and spent years dwelling on her own bitterness. Later episodes depict her as not only cripplingly insecure, but also anxious and prone to having emotional meltdowns. Thankfully she seems to be working through those problems fairly well. ]]
** [[spoiler:Even before her backstory was revealed, you couldn't help but feel a little bad for her when Twilight forces her to confront the future she had unintentionally wrought. It's clear she never wanted to go that far and she was visibly affected by the destruction she witnessed.]]
** In "The Crystalling" [[spoiler:the mere thought of reuniting with her old friend Sunburst almost causes her to have a disturbingly realistic panic attack. Whatever you may think of her backstory, the fact is that for her, it was a very traumatic experience that had shaped her entire worldview, and led her to become a bitter and twisted individual. And now, she's being asked to face the friend who had pretty much caused her StartOfDarkness. Her fear about the situation is totally understandable.]]
** And then again in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E6NoSecondPrances No Second Prances]] where she feels as though Twilight doesn't trust her to make her own friends. It gets worse when it turns out that Trixie had just been using Starlight to get back at Twilight, resulting in Starlight crying and running away.
** In "To Where And Back Again", [[spoiler:we see that she still has a LOT of pent-up guilt over what she did to the citizens of her town, so much so that she is absolutely TERRIFIED of the possibility of being put in any kind of leadership role again. She even has a full-blown meltdown when the townspeople ask her to help them oversee the festivities.]]
** In "All Bottled Up", Starlight spends the episode frustrated with Trixie, but for fear that Trixie might decide to break off their friendship if she were to yell at her, Starlight magically seals all her anger away in a glass bottle. As the episode goes on Starlight seals away more and more of her anger, leading to her becoming visibly emotionally drained and exhausted.
** Downplayed compared to the rest of the entries here, but you can't help but feel a little bad for Starlight in "Rock Solid Friendship" when she finds out that Maud left Ponyville in the middle of the night without telling her, especially since they had spent the entire day before bonding and becoming friends. Doubly so when you remember that she's had [[StartOfDarkness a history of friends abandoning her.]] Thankfully, Maud returns and they continue right where they left off.
** In "A Royal Problem", her anxiety and fear over switching the princesses' cutie marks is enough to give her nightmares. Seeing Starlight sobbing and beating herself up over her mistakes as her imaginary world devolves into chaos around her can be really hard to watch. [[spoiler:If Celestia and Luna hadn't stepped in, there was no telling what damage that could have done to her already fragile mental health.]]




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[[AC: Starlight Glimmer]]
* [[WellIntentionedExtremist Starlight Glimmer]] becomes very pitiable in [[spoiler:[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E26TheCutieRemarkPart2 the season five finale]] after her FreudianExcuse revealed that her childhood friend abandoned her after getting his cutie mark. Her VillainousBreakdown reveals her for who she really is. Not an evil villain, but a scared, emotionally unstable pony, who is so afraid of being abandoned again that she isolated herself from the world and spent years dwelling on her own bitterness. Later episodes depict her as not only cripplingly insecure, but also anxious and prone to having emotional meltdowns. Thankfully she seems to be working through those problems fairly well. ]]
** [[spoiler:Even before her backstory was revealed, you couldn't help but feel a little bad for her when Twilight forces her to confront the future she had unintentionally wrought. It's clear she never wanted to go that far and she was visibly affected by the destruction she witnessed.]]
** In "The Crystalling" [[spoiler:the mere thought of reuniting with her old friend Sunburst almost causes her to have a disturbingly realistic panic attack. Whatever you may think of her backstory, the fact is that for her, it was a very traumatic experience that had shaped her entire worldview, and led her to become a bitter and twisted individual. And now, she's being asked to face the friend who had pretty much caused her StartOfDarkness. Her fear about the situation is totally understandable.]]
** And then again in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E6NoSecondPrances No Second Prances]] where she feels as though Twilight doesn't trust her to make her own friends. It gets worse when it turns out that Trixie had just been using Starlight to get back at Twilight, resulting in Starlight crying and running away.
** In "To Where And Back Again", [[spoiler:we see that she still has a LOT of pent-up guilt over what she did to the citizens of her town, so much so that she is absolutely TERRIFIED of the possibility of being put in any kind of leadership role again. She even has a full-blown meltdown when the townspeople ask her to help them oversee the festivities.]]
** In "All Bottled Up", Starlight spends the episode frustrated with Trixie, but for fear that Trixie might decide to break off their friendship if she were to yell at her, Starlight magically seals all her anger away in a glass bottle. As the episode goes on Starlight seals away more and more of her anger, leading to her becoming visibly emotionally drained and exhausted.
** Downplayed compared to the rest of the entries here, but you can't help but feel a little bad for Starlight in "Rock Solid Friendship" when she finds out that Maud left Ponyville in the middle of the night without telling her, especially since they had spent the entire day before bonding and becoming friends. Doubly so when you remember that she's had [[StartOfDarkness a history of friends abandoning her.]] Thankfully, Maud returns and they continue right where they left off.
** In "A Royal Problem", her anxiety and fear over switching the princesses' cutie marks is enough to give her nightmares. Seeing Starlight sobbing and beating herself up over her mistakes as her imaginary world devolves into chaos around her can be really hard to watch. [[spoiler:If Celestia and Luna hadn't stepped in, there was no telling what damage that could have done to her already fragile mental health.]]
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** Downplayed compared to the rest of the entries here, but you can't help but feel a little bad for Starlight when she finds out that Maud left Ponyville in the middle of the night without telling her, especially since they had spent the entire day before bonding and becoming friends. Doubly so when you remember that she's had [[StartOfDarkness a history of friends abandoning her.]] Thankfully, Maud returns and they continue right where they left off.

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** In "All Bottled Up", Starlight spends the episode frustrated with Trixie, but for fear that Trixie might decide to break off their friendship if she were to yell at her, Starlight magically seals all her anger away in a glass bottle. As the episode goes on Starlight seals away more and more of her anger, leading to her becoming visibly emotionally drained and exhausted.
** Downplayed compared to the rest of the entries here, but you can't help but feel a little bad for Starlight in "Rock Solid Friendship" when she finds out that Maud left Ponyville in the middle of the night without telling her, especially since they had spent the entire day before bonding and becoming friends. Doubly so when you remember that she's had [[StartOfDarkness a history of friends abandoning her.]] Thankfully, Maud returns and they continue right where they left off.
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