Note that some of these guesses were made before it was specified what the movie is.
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Twilight is a master manipulator, Sunset Shimmer is notTwilight is a much more grey hero than she appears, and Sunset Shimmer can't pull off social manipulation more complicated than posting embarrassing pics of her enemies. Operating on a Machiavellian psychology, Twilight repaired the relationships of the Mane Five by pointing at Sunset Shimmer as a convenient scapegoat, whom did not send them false messages. They have been friends long enough to have exchanged numbers and e-mail, so they were all actually mean to each other and just wanted a fault-free reason to make up, which Twilight provided. Then, in addition to the song and dance to generate popularity, she also proactively destroyed Sunset's image on a meta-game theory level by trashing the gym, assuming that Sunset would be a more likely suspect, with the plan to "unite the school in its darkest hour" by volunteering to clean up the villain's mess. She was nearly caught, and is about to tearfully confess her guilt to Vice Principal Luna before Flash, who knows of Snips's and Snails's reputation for constantly gathering blackmail material and easily intimidates it out of them after seeing his crush in trouble, bails her out with an example of photo faking so thoughtlessly done that, if you pay attention, confirms Twilight as the one who trashed the gym: Twilight has access for hours before and after the cafeteria scene, since she wasn't actually attending classes (Sunset, presumably, did not have that same opportunity). The reason Sunset is acting so cheesy when handing over the evidence of Twilight's guilt is because she was so ecstatic that she had lucked into something much much worse than failing at soccer.
This will be a crossover between all generations of My Little Pony, made to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the franchiseAs Sonic Generations has taught us, the best way to celebrate a milestone like this is to celebrate the franchise's history. The movie will celebrate MLP in all forms, from the adventure-based G1, to the overly sweet Slice of Life of G3, to the mixed approach of G4. It will even add representation from G2, even when its only alternate media was a computer game.
It won't appeal to bronies. At all.In the sense that it'll either mangle nearly everything that bronies fell in love with in the first place or it'll be executed so badly. It might not even be handled by the same studio who does FIM. It'll probably be comparable to the G3 cartoons in a sense.
It's going to be Darker and Edgier then anything seen in the show before
It will take place in between the show's seasons.
There will be a completely new villain.Feel free to list speculations here.
The Movie will be a alternate continuity where they show how the lessons from the show would work in real life.
At some point, Applejack or Rainbow Dash will join a wrestling team.If they're going to go to high school, they might want to join some extra-curricular activities, and since flying or applebucking is out of the picture, it would be awesome if one of them decided to try out a club that isn't thought of as feminine. That and I want to see them suplex or piledrive something or someone.
There will be a Viral Marketing and/or an Alternate Reality Game.OK, so the plot seems to be about the ponies entering a portal to the real world, becoming humanized in the process. That's a solid foundation for a Viral Marketing campaign: weird things are entering our world and we're not sure why. Viral Marketing also seems like a pretty good way to take advantage of the show's online fanbase. You could have, say, a fake monster-sightings site where people report sightings of Discord or Ursas. Or a site for the high school the cast goes to. You could have an informational newsletter detailing the Mane Six's misadventures in high school.
This new "Equestria Girls" spinoff series...Let the Wild Mass Guessing commence.
The show will still retain fantasy elements.
It will be both a parody of teen sitcoms, and My Little Pony Tales.
Applejack will be the group's Badass Driver.She's had this truck sitting around for a while, now she gets a chance to use it.
This movie will be like that one scene in The City of Clipsville where the girls imagined that they were ditzy teens who hanged out in the mall.Only this is real. Isn't that great! :D
Both versions of the Mane 6 seen in promos exist simultaneously.See here◊ and here◊. The more humanized Mane 6 are the Human Mane 6, natives of the humanized Alternate Universe and the stars of the Equestria Girls spin-off. The more anthropomorphized Mane 6 are the Pony Mane 6: the stars of Friendship is Magic who have been sent to the human universe. Pony Twilight casts a spell to help her and her friends blend in with humans, not realizing they've just made themselves look really creepy by human standards. The Human Mane 6 will react with horror upon meeting their counterparts.
in contrast to the above guess, the second promo form is a powered-up version of the main sixThe idea being similar to Ponyo, where the more of the elements they use, the more pony-like they become and thus risk blowing their already rather flimsy cover. Thus we get a clever little tie-in to the ideas of the original. Semi-confirmed. In the climax, the Human Mane 6 gain pony ears, hair that emulates tails, and in the case of Twilight, Fluttershy, and Rainbow, wings. But this only is temporary.
There will be a crossover at some point with Littlest Pet Shop.Rainbow Dash and Applejack will meet Blythe Baxter and the world will implode as a result.
The Changeling Kingdom is in this world is modeled as a real life aggressive nation, the likes of North Korea.And the Changelings themselves appear in this world as immigrants and/or foreign exchange students.
Decreased age is a side effect of a pony becoming a human.
Possible reason for Twilight to go after that crownaccording to this synopsis Twilight's willing to go to an AU!Equestria/Earth to retrieve a crown from the Crystal Empire. List any guesses about the crown or why Twilight has to retrieve it.
Sombra was plotting a takeover of the human world.If you're an Evil Overlord and you've got a magic mirror that leads to another world, you're probably going to want to use it as some point.
Alternative to the aboveKing Sombra has been to the human world. However, he decided to leave for some reason. Maybe the area he connected to was empty of potential slaves and resources, and getting to a place that he could effectively exploit would take too much time and effort in light of already having an enslaved population. Or if turning into a human makes him unable to use magic as a unicorn would, he'd hate the place.
Alternative to the alternative aboveKing Sombra is FROM the human world. The reason there is no magic in the human world is because Sombra made off with the equivalent of the human's element of magic and fled to Equestria. It's why Celestia and Luna were guarding the mirror in the first place. They didn't want any other nasty surprises coming through.
The crown thief is a new character.
The new characters that greatly resemble most of the mane cast will be voiced by different VA's.Going by the synopsis of Twilight encountering inhabitants of the parallel universe that bare a strong resemblance to her friends seems a bit unnecessary. Why not have the whole mane cast go to the new universe? Because these new characters are also voiced by different VA's. Hasbro is tired of dealing with a recording studio 2000 miles and an international border away, so they decided to record this movie in Hollywood. Thus, LA-based Tara Strong is still voicing Twilight, but none of the other VA's will be involved. That's why only Tara was confirmed.
Twilight's transformation sequence into a human will parallel that of Giselle's.Because that'd actually be pretty cool and be able to prove it has Visual Effects of Awesome as much as its parent.
Everyone's going to be out of character.The human ponies will all have valley girl accents and do nothing but paint their nails and talk about boys.
There will be some Mythology Gags to previous installments of the series.It's a Milestone Celebration, after all.
After the movie, Twilight will return home a changed mare.And by changed, I mean suffering from PTSD. More so.
Cadance is going to get such a tongue-lashing from Lyra.I mean, Cadance had a portal to a human-ish world and never told her? (Lyra was one of Cadance's bridesmaids, so they're presumably friends.)
In a plot twist...There already was a Twilight Sparkle living in the Equestria Girls universe. In a situation parallel to the original Twilight's, the Alternate Twilight will have jumped through the mirror on her world simultaneously, emerging in the original universe as a pony. Now instead of being an Ordinary High-School Student (well, ordinary by her universe's standards), she's the student of Princess Celestia, and she has to get accustomed to her new quadrupedal form and friends that remind her of the friends she had in her own universe until the original Twilight sorts things out and both Twilights get each others' lives back.
The crown thief is EG!TwilightThe movie's antagonist (assuming there is one) convinced her that she'll become a popular kid at school and have lots of friends if she did something Crazy Awesome like steal something from an Alternate Universe. "Our" Twilight (hence forth "Twilight Prime") will manipulate events in such a way that EG!Twilight will naturally learn the magic of friendship, and their eventual meeting will mirror New Spock meeting Spock Prime in Star Trek.
Twilight Sparkle: Then why did you send AJ, Rarity, Rainbow, Pinkie, and Fluttershy to the school dance with me when you alone could explain the truth?
Twilight Prime: Because you needed each other. I could not deprive you of the spark that would ignite within you. Of a friendship that would define you all. A destiny you cannot yet realize.
Transformed Twilight will meet a human boy she falls for...And they have a whirlwind Interspecies Romance which leads to him going back to Equestria with her and becoming a pony. Hey, that should make it popular with some fans.
The movie will be goodI know, I know, far-fetched even for WMG pages, but hasbro has surprised us before. I can hope, can't I?
The movie will be average.That is, it isn't going to be the worst idea of all time, nor is it going to be the best thing since sliced bread. Its just going to be... Meh.
The movie will be badIt will go against everything Friendship is Magic has stood for, and be a repeat of older generations.
The movie will have mixed receptionsSome will hate its art style and concept while others will praise it for taking risks and expanding the My Little Pony series.
The movie will be garsharlptoebookapeekBecause True Art Is Incomprehensible.
The Stolen Crown will be used to restore CadanceThe crown is some kind of Artifact of Doom that the thief uses to absorb Cadance's powers and possibly Shining Armor's too. This would explain why Twilight is willing to go to cross dimensions for it and would be a good way to make the new villain a credible threat... yeah I know, wishful thinking but...
There will be a shout out to The Last Unicorn.One or more of the following things will happen.
The movie will bomb in cinemasThe fact that most movies based on cartoons don't do well, add to the fact of its Broken Base, and that it has nearly zero advertisement and appeal to the actual cash cow audiences (both little girls and the Periphery Demographic).
The mirror turned Spike into a dog, because the magic couldn't affect him as easily as Twilight.His thick scales make it difficult for magic to affect him as much. But because his scale are only magic-resistant and not magic-proof it still affected him, but some how got messed up, and only turned him into a dog.
Only magical focuses can be used in the humanoid world.The lack of horns keep the humans from casting magic, but there's a massive magic surge around the crown where humanoid Snips and Snails make their appearance.
The universe Twilight visits is the same one where Doug takes place.This explains the presence of the odd skin and hair colors.
The human versions of the ponies that Twilight knew from Equestria, and then meets in the human world, have human names.From http://derpiboo.ru/324081
This movie will avert the trope Vile Villain, Saccharine Show.Apparently, the villain is just an alpha bitch. This means that she will not be as threatening as Nightmare moon or King sombra.
Some of characters will suffer Adaptational Villainy or Adaptational Heroism.Some of the characters will be more good or more evil than their originals.
The stolen crown's magic is needed to escape the human world.When Twilight enters the human world, she finds that she can't escape unless she finds the stolen crown. This raises the question: why would the crown thief steal it and then enter the human world? This brings up two possibilities:
At the end of the movie, Twilight will split into a pony and a human.Her usual pony self exits the human world and reunites with her old friends. Her new "human" self chooses to remain with her new friends. This will lead to the poster shot of Pony!Twilight looking into the mirror and seeing Human!Twilight; they'll still be able to visit each other and/or tell each other about their adventures as they please. That is to say, probably never within the span of the show, at least on-screen. It will allow there to be an Equestria Girls TV series to run parallel to Friendship Is Magic without the writers having to contradict or reboot any continuity.
The blue-haired boy in the trailer is...List your guesses here.
The EG universe has a Masquerade in place.All of the magic and fantastic creatures from the prime universe exist here, but they're being kept under wraps.
What the other ponies are doing during the movie.So the remaining members of the Mane Cast and the Princesses are apparently letting Twilight and Spike do this on their own, for some reason. This is just a general guessing area for what they do while Twilight has her adventure.
The trailer is just a case of Never Trust a Trailer, and the movie will be darker than it seems.I'm not saying that it being darker would necessarily make it good, but since when have trailers been entirely truthful about their movies?
When Twilight returns to Equestria, she will meet "Brad's" pony counterpart while walking around Ponyville.
Twilight will need help adjusting to her new body's senses.Smell will be duller, but the color vision will be more vivid; she will now have trichromatic vision rather than the dichromatic that she's known all her life. Remember they're ponies, not pony-shaped humans.
The human Mane 6 will gain horns and wings by the movie's end.When asked about the promo art having wings and horns, and the trailer showing neither on the characters, McCarthy said "it'd all make sense when we wtach the movie." Maybe the crown's magic outburst gives them wings and horns?
Something advertised before the movie at theatrical screenings will be subject to Memetic Mutation.Similarly to what happened with The Hub running commercials for the Gyro Bowl and GAK.
All of the prom crowns are magic crowns stolen from other worlds.Because why the hell not?
The crown wasn't stolenTwilight only thinks it was stolen; Princess Celestia threw it into the human world as part of a gambit to have Twilight find and bring back her long lost student Sunset Shimmer.
The villain was originally going to be the Great and Powerful TrixieProduction art of a human Trixie◊ has been posted to Equestria Daily, but there is no trace of her in the trailer. This might mean that she was replaced by Sunset Shimmer somewhere along the line (possibly due to Trixie’s redemption). That would also explain why Snips and Snails seem to be working for her.
Brad is a Romantic False LeadThere may be some flirting between him and Twilight, but he'll end up with someone else, maybe even Sunset Shimmer if she becomes nicer in the end.
Twilight and "Brad" eventually will become Star-Crossed LoversBecause both are from two different and incompatible worlds.
In this universe, Garble and his friends are wolves.Seems like a reasonable extension of Spike being a dog.
The mirror only works on ponies that don't have alternate reality counterparts.That might explain why only Twilight goes through.
The horse-eared, long-haired, cutie-mark-tattooed versions of the girls are the girls' Magical Girl formsThey become relevant in the climax of the movie (we have seen, after all, that there's a magical glowy column in the trailer, so we know fantasy elements are still in place in this universe) and any subsequent television series will dabble in Magical Girl–related tropes.
There are no horses in the world of Equestria Girls.Just as there are no humans in Equestria itself. Twilight meeting a real-world horse would be a bit disturbing, after all.
The magic that turns dragons into dogs when entering the human world was done deliberately in-universe.Whoever created the mirror was racist towards dragons and saw them as equal to dogs.
It was not made to appeal to the Periphery Demographic. At all.
My predicion for the plotThe coronation we saw in Magical Mystery Cure was mostly for show and Twilight is going to the Crystal Empire to be coronated again, this time with a magical crown that gives anyone who is coronated with it super alicorn powers or something. Sunset Shimmer, a former student of Celestia’s who screwed up her chance at becoming a princess, steals the crow and takes it back to the human universe where she replaces it with the Princess of the Fall Formal Crown. She then tries to become Princess of the Fall, which, since it is technically a coronation, would give her the alicorn powers. It is now up to Twilight to win instead.
Twilight Sparkle will adopt a human name while she is in the alternate dimensionAnd it will be "Tara Strong".
Boots on hooves, bikinis on top!Okay, we probably won't see any bikinis, but one of the characters will take their shoes off, and reveal that these humans have actual hooves on their feet instead of toes. The design will be a nod to some of the anthropomorphic designs fans have made of the characters.
Rudolph F. Zallinger, pony artist?The famous illustration, The March of Progress, will be parodied. The leftmost animal will be a brightly colored Eohippus, and after a series of intermediate stages, the rightmost figure will be an Equestrian human man.
The events in Equestria Girls will bring about the downfall of CelestiaTwilight and "Brad" will team up and explore other dimensions via other mirrors which they access through the use of the Subtle Tiara, which will eventually lead them into the underworld and result in the death of Princess Celestia
Brad is an in-universe BronyEquestria Girls will be a stealth love letter by Hasbro to the periphery demographic when it turns out that the "Brad" character is, in fact, a teenage human male obsessed with ponies who by the end of the movie crosses through the mirror and lives happily ever after in Ponyville
The mirror doesn't transform you, it lets you possess your Alternate Self.Once they step through the mirror, Twilight, Spike and the crown thief are turned into spirits that take control of their alternate's body.
The movie will feature the song with the same nameThough the lyrics might be adjusted to fit the setting. Either that or California Girls will be played normally instead of Equestria Girls.
The blue-haired human boy in the trailer is the yellow guard pony in this screenshot.It's been guessed before, but this screenshot strongly suggests that this pony will be significant. The hair matches, too. If he becomes Twilight's love interest, then the fact that he lives in the Crystal Empire will prevent him from becoming a Romantic Plot Tumor for Season 4.
The other members of the Mane Six are being left behind to prevent a worst-case-scenario.If Twilight dies in the human world, it's easier to replace one element user then all six.
Nightmare Moon's human verse self will appearFor some reason, the trailer focus on the moon towards the end and it's implied something crazy is happening towards the climax of the film. It'll turn out the Celestia's human counterpart sent Sunset to the pony world to lure Twilight there so she could be beaten.
Twilight and Spike did not transform into their Equestria Girls universe selves. They possessed their Equestria Girls counterpartsIt doesm't make sense that the rest of the mane cast does not go with them and there's still the question of why everypony except Twilight seems to have an Equestria Girls counterpart. I think that maybe instead of transforming into a human, she unknowingly inhabited the body of her counterpart who had JUST moved in and certain ponies can do the same. This may eventually lead to a Big Damn Heroes moment where the rest of mane 6 inhabit the bodies of their counterparts and help defeat Sunset Shimmer.
The portal to the Human World is a one way ticketSince magic seems to be (almost) impossible in the human world and there doesn't seem to be another mirror or a mentioned way of getting back to Equestria, Twilight and Spike could be trapped in the human world.
Megan from the original series will have a cameo.
The premise is not "High school drama" it is (or will be) The Magic Comes BackTwilight's element (i.e her crown) is magic itself. Once she establishes the same bond with the EG counterparts as her friends back home, the crown will trigger a Mass Super-Empowering Event where some characters grow unicorn horns or otherwise gain magical abilities. Either Twilight or a redeemed Sunset Shimmer will be responsible for training them in its use. As Twilight said in the second trailer, "The Magic of Friendship isn't just in Equestria; it's everywhere."
The movie will be a genre deconstruction of high school dramas and highschool related tropes.I'll be a massive deconstructive cliché storm. alternatively.........
the movie will a reconstruction of almost every high school trope.It'll be an epic genre reconstruction of high school dramas, and every dinky high school trope, cliché and stereotype. from what I understand from the second trailer, the importance of the high school dance is justified. which gives off the impression they know what they are doing.
"Brad" is Flash SentryHe was sent ahead of Twilight to make sure it was safe, and to covertly help her.
The Celestias were working together
Flash Sentry is the same being regardless of world.I know it sounds crazy, but bear in mind the last few minutes of the movie where Twilight runs into the Equestria version of Flash and he says "We've got to stop bumping into each other like this". Not to mention the look he gives her right before he says it. Unless they meet prior to her making the jump to the human world, why else would he have reason to say this? Seen here on this video someone took of the film at roughly 12:17. I'd say the expression and the way he says it sums it up pretty well. Even if he's not going to be in season four, he could be in any future EG shows they might decide to do, assuming there's going to be an actual TV show based on Twilight going back and forth.
Iron Will is the Gym TeacherBecause come on - if they do make a series out of this, and Iron Will isn't the Gym Teacher, then someone at Hasbro was asleep.
Zecora is either a science teacher or an English TeacherWell, both would fit in different ways. Science because there is no "magic", and English because she Rhymes On A Dyme.
Human!Trixie is the daughter of The Ice King and Ice Queen.I saw this image macro and said yes.
The crown is responsible for everything!Twilight's crown possesses magical sentience and sensed her uncertainty about being a princess and implemented an elaborate scheme to prove to her that she's cut out to be a princess and restore her self confidence.
The world shown in Equestria Girls is actually our reality.The portal opens once every 30 moons. 30 moons equates to 30 months, which is two and a half years. Because we've had three seasons at the time of this movie's release, and season three was half as long as each of the other two, it can be said that the show has lasted two and a half years. As a result, the last time the portal opened was when the show first began. And the person who went through the portal and into Equestria was a cameraman. He then started filming this new world that he discovered, while watching Twilight and her friends go on adventures. Via livestreaming, the footage is then sent into our world for us to view it. And then it became an Internet phenomenon.
The events of this movie is the human world equivalent of the Nightmare Moon incident in the pony world.
The Equestria Girls universe takes place in a standard superhero setting.Superhero settings like the Marvel Universe and the like tend to be built around a Fantasy Kitchen Sink. Completely insane things happen every day in such settings, and the general populace is more or less used to it. Basically, this is just my attempt to rationalize why the students mostly take the movie's final battle completely in stride. Also, the main superheroes in the setting are humanized versions of the Power Ponies and the Mare-Do-Well, unconnected to the Mane Six.
A fully-grown dragon once passed into the human world......and became Clifford the Big Red Dog, as suggested in this video.
Celestia rigged the election.She knew that Sunset Shimmer was an Alpha Bitch and made sure to actively request ballots at the one location where Twilight's support would be highest. The other voting opportunities probably existed, but were not well publicized.
During the big fight, the staff were trying to direct the students out the doors AWAY from the danger and calling the police, which is why we don't see them.
There is a massive What Could Have Been that we are not able to see yet
In place of becoming princess, EG Twilight will...
The reason the humans are all so skinny...Is because Canterlot High obviously doesn't take place on Earth, it's an AU Equestria, which means that vehicles are used only for special occasions or just simple entertainment, everyone walks/jogs/runs to get to places, children play outdoors, people maintain jobs as soon as they can get one and are commonly extremely active individuals (with many working on farms). Furthermore, everyone in this universe is either vegetarian or vegan, like how the ponies are. I'm pretty sure the reason Fluttershy's and Twilight's burgers were green was to tell the audience they're veggie burgers, even if IRL veggie burgers aren't green. Since Canterlot High is a universe in direct parallel to Equestria, it's not too hard to imagine that everyone in Canterlot High's universe is at the very least a vegetarian, just like ponies, with some being outright vegan. If they had always been vegetarian, like ponies, meat would never be an issue. Without all the excess fatty foods in their diet (and personally I've found that vegetarians and vegans tend to be quite skinny compared to humans who eat meat), they'd only gain weight from snack foods, but as I said; they're active, just like how the ponies are, and we don't even see the humans eating sweets; we see them with what seems to be smoothies. There are four exceptions to this everyone-is-a-twig thing: Snips, Mrs Cake, Granny Smith, and the "geek" girl with the glasses who has a rounder build than most of the other girls. Likely with them, their metabolism is off in some way which can cause weight problems. If these humans grew up in a society where everyone is constantly active and everyone is vegetarian and virtually ''nobody' drives except on special occasions, then it's unlikely that many of them would be lazy or overweight and that any of them would eat meat. Simply put, they live in a different society than we do, thus cannot be gauged by our expected ratios of thin-to-fat, but by those presented in Equestria itself.
Canterlot High's grounds are the only thing that exist in that universe.Any memories anyone else has of anything outside it is just false memory, like Pinkie recalling AU!Twilight. If someone gets an item from their 'home', these memories are likewise false and they simply found the items somewhere on school campus (such as AJ's cider).
EG!Nightmare Moon, if she existed, was an alternate personality of Luna's from service-related trauma.Related to an earlier supposition: assuming Canterlot High mirrors Equestria pretty closely, it can be assumed that there was an equivalent to Nightmare Moon. Since the world of Equestria Girls appears to be strictly without magic, any explanation for Nightmare Moon must be similarly mundane unless such an explanation came through the mirror sufficiently unchanged. As a parallel to Pony world history, it is possible that Celestia and Luna used to be police officers who struggled against the human counterparts of Discord, Sombra, and the like. Celestia was most often honored for restoring order to the streets of Canterlot, which left Luna resentful. Then, while in the middle of her service, Luna undergoes trauma that causes the emergence of Nightmare Moon in order to cope. Then, one night, Nightmare Moon tries to murder Celestia. Celestia stops her and Luna is sentenced to either court-ordered therapy or to prison for attempted murder. Celestia leaves the force either before or shortly after this event and becomes a schoolteacher, where, due to her talent for leadership, she is made Principal. Some time later, her sister is pronounced cured and released, and Celestia hires Luna at her school, where she becomes Vice Principal.
The Fandom has blown the "30 Moons" phrase WAY out of proportion, and probably got it wrong.Above here is a different troper assuming that when Celestia said that the Magic Mirror portal only opens once every thirty Moons for three days at a time, it means two and a half years. Leaving aside the fact that Earth's moon cycle is not 30 days (it's ~29½, 30 of which translates to 885 days, one calendar month less than people assume), there's still one question left unasked – Has there ever been any indication whatsoever that Equestria's moon cycle (or the EQG-verse's) is anything like Earth's? Considering that the moon over Equestria seems to always be full, does it even have a moon cycle as we would know it? Basically, we really don't know how time or calendar-reckoning works in Equestria, so we can't assume it's equivalent to what we know, even though some of the same terms are used. Thus, fans who state authoritatively that "30 Moons" is 2½ years could easily be flat-out wrong. What does this matter? Well, fans got angry over this movie and its sequel (mentioned elsewhere) breaking this rule in sending ponies through the portal. However, there is no proof the writers have broken any rules – even the main show is ridiculously vague about how long a "moon" is.
The mysterious orange mare with the yin-yang sun cutie mark from the Toy Fair will play a role in the movieIn the Brand Blueprint showed at the Investor's Relations event, a screenshot that may be from the film was under the Digital Media and Immersive Entertainment Experiences categories. It had a crystalfied Cadance, Twilight, Celestia, and another mysterious orange blob that cannot be made out. After looking on a larger version on my phone, however, I that it was obviously pony-sized and strangely resembled the toy mentioned. Due to her eyes being the standard unicorn shape issued on the toys, maybe she is going to fill the 2 pegasus, 2 earth pony, and 2 unicorn role for Twilight, and her horn is simply hidden by the mask? Either way, I have a strong feeling a character with such a unique design and symbolic cutie mark (which could even be traced back to the first minutes of the first episode) would go unused. Any ideas for what she might do? I have a serious hunch Celestia might be involved. New student? New Element of Harmony? As a start, what's her name?
Sunset Shimmer is the long lost student of CelestiaThe blurb for her brushable toy did say she was a former student of Celestia. As for why she is in the Equestria Girls world, my theory is that she was banished there by Celestia, forced to live the life of an ordinary human being with no magic.
Twilight Sparkle is Sunset Shimmer.Assuming we have an alternate Twilight in the human world who isn't just shoved in a corner, we also have Sunset Shimmer, a character who we haven't seen in the equine world but is none the less Celestia's long lost student. We know that the names are similar enough, but what if goes deeper in that Sunset originated in the Human World as Human!Twilight, magic mirrored herself to Equine!Equestria, and had a Save Both Worlds adventure as Sunset Shimmer to keep on the DL, since everyone she new was a horse in this world, which meant another her, Pony!Twilight. So Sunset saves the world, but Celestia gives her the boot when she figures out she's desserted her home world, and she goes back to her world bitter while Pony!Twilight grows into the mare she's destined to be. Pony!Twilight goes through the gate, and Sunset suddenly has a very good opportunity to go back to Equestria and be the hero all over again while letting this Twilight stick around in mundane human world.
Sunset Shimmer Was Supposed To Be Twilight Sparkle's Double, But It Got Dropped.The idea was that Sunset Shimmer was slated to be Twilight Sparkle's double, but it got dropped sometime after Equestria Girls began production. However, the story was written and it was too late to do any major changes to the script. So Sunset Shimmer's model was recolored and she was given a backstory that preemptively jossed any suspicions that Sunset Shimmer could be Twilight Sparkle's double. There are several clues for this:
The villain will have a decent backstory.This image◊ shows the Alpha Bitch as being a genuinely Nice Girl who seems to turn nasty after being named prom queen. Judging how she may very well be Sunset Shimmer, Princess Celestia's former student according to her toy description, this is how it may play out: Sunset Shimmer was Celestia's student 1,000 years ago. For one reason or another, Sunset felt she wasn't good enough and ran away. She stumbled upon the Crystal Empire and stepped into the magic mirror that sent her to the "human" world; she also found a magic crown and took it with her because it made her feel better about herself or something. In this new world, Sunset became extremely popular at school and found acceptance as prom queen. However, she let the attention go to her head, and she eventually turned into an Alpha Bitch. As this charming little high school drama went on, the Crystal Empire was taken over by King Sombra. When he was overthrown by Celestia, who knew not where her former student ran off to and had long since given up on looking for her, King Sombra cursed the empire to vanish for 1,000 years, taking the "human" world with it. Time froze for the world, much like the empire. Then the curse lifted, and time returned to normal like nothing happened. Twilight saved the empire, became a princess, and everyone was happy. Then the movie happens. While going through the history records of the empire, it is found that there is supposed to be a magic crown somewhere that is now missing. Celestia concludes it was taken into the world of the magic mirror, and sends Twilight through to retrieve it. Sunset meets Twilight and finds out she's Celestia's new student. She doesn't like the idea of being upstaged, especially by someone who apparently took her place once already. Now that she has acceptance in this new world, she'll do anything to keep it.
Sunset Shimmer will go One-Winged Angel.The trailer establishes that magic does not work in this world, but then shows Sunset Shimmer putting on a crown just like the Element of Magic and erupting in green flames. That was her plan all along. The crown will allow her to use her true form in the human world, and she will look... the same as she did after she abandoned the disguise of Cadance in A Canterlot Wedding. Come on, you know it is her◊.
The Equestria Girls world is in fact, a pocket dimension, and Sunset Shimmer is its absolute ruler.It would seem a little odd that this alternate dimension thats connected to the FiM universe consists of a high school (or at least, a child's idealized version of high school). That's because that's literally all it's made up of. The master of this domain is none other then Sunset Shimmer herself, who used her own magic power to create this world after she was banished from Equestria. Within the Equestria Girls world, she's pretty much God. She created a perfect world for herself where she can be idolized forever and ever. In a sense, she's like The Other Mother from Coraline.
Sunset Shimmer was nice beforeIf you notice in the the trailer, there are two prom pictures of her. The first one has her wearing a tiara and smiling innocently while the second one has her wearing a crown and smiling smugly/evilly.
By the end of the movie, Sunset Shimmer will be in the "Friendship is Magic" universe, but Twilight Sparkle will be in the "Equestria Girls" universe.If "Equestria Girls" becomes a series, it will involve Twilight Sparkle repeatedly attempting and failing to get back, and the timeline will occur entirely before Season 4 of "Friendship is Magic" begins, where she will have already returned. Sunset Simmer may have second thoughts about what happened and become involved with rescuing her.
Sunset Shimmer steals the crown......because she's jealous of Twilight Sparkle! According to the toy package, she was a former student of Celestia. That meant she was meant to represent the Element of Magic instead of Twilight. The breaking point was Twilight becoming an Alicorn princess, so she was so consumed with jealousy, she snapped and took what she believed was rightfully hers.
Sunset Shimmer is Gary Oak of the Equestria Girls.That means Twilight is Ash and Spike is Pikachu. This also means Sunset will perform a Face-Heel Turn, Spike will be overpowered at one point only to be hit by reset button, Twilight will never age and considering all the Ash's relationships, we can now be sure Twilight and Brad shipping will fail because one or another reason.
Sunset Shimmer will be redeemed by the end of the movie, and become the protagonist of the Equestria Girls TV Series.They can't have Twilight trapped in the human world forever, but a human version of her doesn't seem to exist. So either the time skip theory above is true, or Twilight can't be in Equestria Girls. So it's only natural that a redeemed Sunset Shimmer will fill her place in the "alternate" mane 6.
At some point, Sunset Shimmer and Cadance were friends.Cadance keeps the mirror because Sunset Shimmer was last seen going through it and is hoping that one day she might return.
Equestria's Sunset Shimmer temporarily replaces the Sunset Shimmer native to the human world.Sunset Shimmer's dance photos seem to date back several years, and yet in one of the trailers she is seen stealing Twilight's crown in the very recent past. It can't be a matter of Narnia Time (if it were, why wouldn't Twilight's crown be used in the very first dance Sunset Shimmer was able to participate in?) so either Sunset Shimmer is a reality warper who just made it look like she was always a part of that world, or there was a Sunset Shimmer in the human world before the crown was stolen.
The girl Sunset Shimmer humiliated in the previous formal was TrixieThus why Snips and Snails follow Sunset instead of Trixie.
Sunset Shimmer was the one who created the magic mirror.Hence why it appears she won the crown every year. She created her own perfect world.
Sunset Shimmer has grossly overestimated how much Humans Are WarriorsHer master plan is to conquer Equestria with a Brainwashed and Crazy high school student body. Not exactly the first thing that comes to mind when you think Badass Army, is it? Fridge Brilliance sets in when you realize that if someone grew up in a place as peaceful as Equestria, humans probably WOULD look like a warrior race.
There was originally a Human!Sunset Shimmer.That is, one that was always the human counterpart to the Pony!Sunset Shimmer. Whatever happened to her?
Sunset broke apart the Hu-mane Five because she knew that they together would have ended Sunset's princess streakAside from being an Alpha Bitch who does what she does For the Evulz, there really is no reason for Sunset to even go after the Mane 5. However, Word of God confirmed that it was Rarity who competed against her previously and chances are, her attempts to take down Rarity initially ended in failure just like what happened with Twilight. So she knew the only way to take down Rarity would be to remove the ones that her got that far – her friends. Once broken apart, Rarity easily fell prey to Sunset. It leads to Fridge Brilliance towards the end when Sunset, in her demon form, mockingly says "Gee, the gang really is all back together again!" She's not referring to Twilight being able to befriend the Hu-mane Five since Sunset barely saw the Other Five back in the Crystal Empire. She's referring to the very same five girls she broke apart now banding together against her once again.
Sunset Shimmer is an orphan.If she had no immediate family, it would be much easier for her to leave Equestria behind.
Sunset Shimmer has a deep-seated bias against Twilight Sparkle because of their differing backgrounds.Continuing the above WMG, Sunset Shimmer grew up poor and no pony ever gave her any sort of positive encouragement – studying magic theory doesn't pay the bills or get you a job, after all. As a result, Sunset saw her own magical ability as sort of a Take That to all the negative voices around her. After she earned her way into Celestia's academy, she was harassed by most of the students, who were (and are) overwhelmingly the Canterlot elite, due to her upbringing. The "capacity for good" Celestia saw in Sunset when she took her in was beaten out of her within a couple years by other students. She developed a hard edge and smugness as a defense mechanism. Sunset lost her ability to trust others to the point that even when a group of five Unicorns tried to befriend her, she rudely blew them off. This naturally worried Celestia and led to the disastrous talk that started this whole mess. What does this have to do with Twilight Sparkle? Well, Twilight is shown to come from an extremely privileged background, and there's at least a possibility Sunset could have known Shining Armor. Once Sunset found out (somehow) that Twilight had been Ascended in her place, she went berserk due to her mostly-wrong perception that Celestia intentionally sabotaged her in order to groom a pony from a "better" family for Alicornhood instead. Thus Sunset's plan to ruin Celestia's life by ruining Twilight's.
The Elements of Harmony gave Sunset Shimmer a Heel Realization, in more ways than one.Sunset Shimmer ruled Canterlot High School through fear and manipulation (just look how intimidated by her presence the other students are in early scenes), and for years she thought that was the true path to power. But in the end, Sunset was literally defeated by The Power of Friendship, something she probably belittled during her time as Celestia's student. Exposure to the Care Bear Stare combined with Twilight's Kirk Summation showed her just how wrong she was.
Pony Sunset Shimmer is a Dead Person Impersonation for the original human Sunset ShimmerSomewhat related to the orphan entry, pony Sunset Shimmer was orphan and thus had no familial ties back home. The human Sunset Shimmer, however, had parents but on one fateful day, she disappeared and was originally presumed dead until they found Sunset Shimmer and brought her home. Unfortunately, in turns out they never really found human Sunset Shimmer and had actually taken in the Pony Sunset Shimmer who had just crossed over, thus giving her a place to stay. In fact, it becomes part of her reason for wanting to stay as her sudden disappearance again or the news of her not really being the human Sunset Shimmer would crush her parents.
A demon has been watching over Sunset Shimmer for her entire life, and possibly still is.
Sunset Shimmer's plan was mostly the result of last-minute improvising.Sunset Shimmer was working against a time limit; the portal would only stay open for so long. If she'd managed the theft better, she would have had three days to put together a more impressive army (like, say, the local equivalent of the National Guard) to conquer Equestria, but that wasn't an option anymore. Being short on time, she decided to cut her losses and work with what she had: namely, an army of brainwashed teenagers. Not the best army, but better than no army at all.
Sunset Shimmer's teenaged army was just going to be a distraction. She was going to use Mind Control on the ponies on the other side to grow her army.No one give me that "ponies are constantly exposed to magic thus would be resistant to mind control" horse trap. We have never seen anything like that hinted, and we've seen plenty of times where ponies were subjected to mind altering effects. They might be able to counteract such things, but considering that they'd be dealing with the former student of Celestia empowered by a corrupted Element of Harmony, they'd probably have a hard time doing so.
Sunset Shimmer had been back in Equestria for at least a few hours before stealing the Crown.How else could she have known enough about everything to do what she did? If we assume that the mirror only opens once every 2½ years (itself not a given), and we know that just under one year has passed between Celestia sending Twilight to Ponyville for the first time and Twilight's Ascension, then there's no way even a highly gifted pony like Sunset could have assessed the situation and come up with a plan that quickly… unless she actually came out of the mirror before the movie started and spent time milking Cadance's guards for information.
Brad/Flash Sentry was not supposed to exist.Flash Sentry's human form looks a lot like Shining Armor. He sounds like Shining Armor (despite having a different voice actor). His cutie mark/shirt design is extremely similiar to Shining Armor. Even Friendship is Witchcraft thought he was going to be Shining Armor... Not to mention human!Shining is conspicuously absent in the EQG-verse. I (and quite a few others) suspect Flash Sentry actually was going to be Shining Armor at one time... That is, until Hasbro's marketing department said "Nay-Nay-Nay!! We need a romance because we can't have a high school drama without the new awkward girl having some sort of love interest. It's Cliche #8523 and we have to abide by it!" So, a quick insert in the beginning and end scenes of the movie, a color swap, a blush added, and Poof! Flash Sentry.
Twilight's crush on him is a case of The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body.It's the most likely explanation as to why the normally serious Twilight Sparkle would crush of Flash Sentry despite the Interspecies Romance implications: being put not just in a human body, but the body of a human teenage girl has seriously affected her judgement. Since so little is known about the exact process leading to the pony-to-human transformation (was is it a built-in property of the mirror, or one of the whole world?) it could just as well be an unintended aftereffect, or an actual feature to allow better mingling in the new world (since the portal only open for 3 days every 30 moons, ending up stuck for a long time is quite likely.)
In compliment to the above WMG, any future Equestria Girls shows will feature Twilight...Either going back and forth possibly side by side with Flash, or else it will feature the missing human Twilight who is already from that world falling in with their group and forming a relationship with the human version of Flash, meaning he'll basically be romancing two different versions of the same girl across two worlds. Because why the hell not?
Flash Sentry Is Richard Miller from Time Crisis.Same Coat, Same Blue Jeans. Same Hairstyle. He is the Badass from Time Crisis.
Twilight has now gained the knowledge to kick-start the Information Age for Equestria.Since she was exposed to human technology in the human world, she had probably learned a little about how it works. She'll go on to invent the first Equestrian computer, designed specifically for ponies and other hoofed creatures.
Full-fledged Equestria Girls Spin-off series.Knowing Hasbro, they'll probably commission a new series to promote their dolls. What would happen?
The actions of Twilight and Sunset Shimmer will drastically alter the Equestria Girls world.Princess Celestia refused to let the other members of the Mane 6 go into the mirror for fear that their presence would upset the balance of the world, but how could the ending of the film not result in that? Magic has been exposed to the world, and now multiple characters in the world are aware of the magical portal to Equestria sitting out in the open. What's going to stop people from trying to get through it?
There will be a movie or episode of the show addressing the implications of the events of the film.As mentioned in the above WMG, a lot of things have been exposed to the Equestria Girls world. If a spin-off series happens, it will take place in the aftermath. News reporters and researchers are flocking to the scene to get the whole story and figure out what went down. Sunset Shimmer gets taken into government custody, and the other members of the Mane Six are heavily questioned. (along with that world's Twilight, who has no idea what happened) Now Princess Celestia has to figure out how to handle the situation.
Lyra from FIM is really a human teenager who accidentally fell through the portal.Okay, assuming we go with the "human obsession" fanon, it makes sense. The portal in the human world is in the base of a publicly accessible statue and opens for three days every two and a half years. It's really not far fetched at all that a human might try to lean on it or something while the portal is active and fall through into Equestria. Lyra was a student at Canterlot High who did just that, and for whatever reason (she's a furry, her home life sucked, she's an adventure junkie, whatever) she chose to stay in Equestria rather than go home. However, she still hasn't lost all of her human mannerisms. Namely, things like sitting on a bench or holding food with her forelimbs rather than her telekinesis.
Brony sites will have to put up a separate area for Equestria Girls discussions or have a split-off site once more people have a chance to see it.It's a huge Base Breaker. The fringes will be at war with each other, fans and haters will be constantly fighting, and the Silent Majority will finally just get tired of all the flame wars overtaking the sites and ask that it get moved elsewhere so they don't have to put up with it.
Human!Pinkie Pie actually is psychicWhen Twilight first meets Pinkie, she asks if being psychic is something "you" can do, and Pinkie responds "not usually." Then later, she has a ridiculously detailed "hunch" about Twilight's true nature. So, Pinkie Pie in this 'verse has some psychic power in addition to her regular Pinkie powers, but it flickers on and off, and was inactive for most of the film. But, when Twilight is about to explain herself, Pinkie gets her psychicness switched "on" and basically gets the information right from Twilight. Her passing it off as a "hunch" could also be because it's not entirely conscious, like with the ponyverse Pinkie's Pinkie Sense.
Sunset Shimmer's Invasion Plan is so stupid and poorly thought is because the Crown is a literal Idiot BallThink about it: whoever/whatever made the Elements of Harmony must have anticipated that it might have been used for less than noble purposes by someone wanting to steal them from their rightful owners, so to prevent this they put in a nasty little failsafe: Whenever someone who isn't the chosen Element of Magic puts it on, it grants them power, but at the same time the more they use it the more it robs them of their intelligence, similar to how the Alicorn Amulet makes a pony who wears it more and more greedy and nasty the more they use it.
Celestia and Luna are going to have a Freak Out!.Unlike their counterparts, these sisters are relatively normal people who've suddenly become the main authority figures in a truly outrageous situation. They're adapting fairly well for now, but once the crazier shenanigans start piling up, the stress is going to get to them.
This will allow the possibility of a human villain to appear in the show.Either it'd be an expy of Voldemort, a mad scientist, or a corrupt corporate executive, but in either case I'd expect the humans are Cthulhu trope to be used quite a bit.
Any Background Human in this movie without a clear ponified counterpart will get one in Season 4.What I mean by this is any new character in this movie that looks unfamiliar will be shown in season 4 as ponies.
Sunset Shimmer's invasion plan might have worked.Ok, hear me out:
The next Alternate Universe movie will be called "My Little Ponyfish"Mike Vogel is lying.
If there's a spin-off series, it won't be directly related to this film.It will have its own continuity using the same basic premise and characters. The film was meant as a "proof-of-concept" rather then the start of an actual series. I'm not sure where I got this idea.
The reason for Shining Armor's abscene in this movie is related to the events of the upcoming two-part Season 4 premiere episodes.First of all, I think its safe to say Season 4 will be just like the previous seasons, where it opens with a two-parter. I mean, at this point, its pretty much a tradition for the series. With that said, onto the topic at hand. Some people have questioned why Shining Armor didn't appear at the Royal Summit to greet his own sister. Well, its possible that he was alerted of some evil force and is currently on a mission to locate said evil force, who will be the obligatory villain for Season Four's two-part Season Premiere.
Sunset Shimmer is taken into custody by Agent Fowler.When she was explaining what happened to the authorities, someone misheard unicorn as Unicron. Any future appearances of Sunset Shimmer will feature her along Ratchet and the other Transformers cast members that stayed on earth.
AU Twilight Sparkle will be a villain of the Mad Scientist type.Twilight is known to have once been a recluse and has been seen practicing magic on animals so it's likely that AU Twilight is a reclusive scientist and once she finds out about her Equestrian counterpart and the portal she's likely to experiment on the portal, take samples of it's energies, inject it into people and try to exploit Equestria For Science!. She'd also try to find a way to avoid losing her human form when visiting Equestria and obtain magic. She'd most likely create the AU Changlings as well with her experiments.
Real Human!Twilight became a HikikomoriReal Human!Twilight used be just an introverted, friendless student who cared only about her grades, however she became a complete reclusive after being publicly humiliated by a certain embarassing video featuring someone impersonating her, having her little social life completely obliterated.