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Princess Celestia was Megan from the TV Specials, movie and My Little Pony and FriendsAfter the latest sugarapocalypse, Megan used the power of the Rainbow of Light to upgrade herself and turn Dream Valley into Equestria.
Most Equestrians are illiterateAll the products we've seen (invisible ink, sneezing powder, drinks) all have picture labels. Twilight Sparkle was put up in a library that doesn't seem to function as a library anymore – there's no staff, no customers, and she's set up chemistry experiments in the main room. Even Twilight's fellow students in Canterlot seem pretty adverse to reading.
In Equestria, parents are not responsible for raising their childrenInstead grandparents, siblings, other relatives or close family friends take that role. This is why we don't see any parents. So...
Scootaloo and Rainbow Dash are related.Given Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle's relation to Applejack and Rarity. Also, see the end of Show Stoppers. Who comes to see the Cutie Mark Crusaders backstage with Applejack and Rarity? Rainbow Dash.
Applejack has access to Hammerspace.It explains where she keeps her lasso and, more to the point when it comes to the episode, explains where her hat disappeared to (here).
Equestria is actually a post-apocalyptic world after Princess Luna's rebellion, and only the ponies' hard work keeps it habitable.Why doesn't Equestria have natural cycles, except in the Everfree Forest? Ponies must manually turn the seasons, fabricate weather in ad-hoc factories, even go and get the migratory birds. Has it always been like this? And, if yes, why is the Everfree Forest so different? We know that there has been an ancient conflict between Day and Night, and for a long while (days? months? YEARS?) the sun didn't rise. This has undoubtedly wrecked havoc on the ecosystem. The banishment of Nightmare Moon / Princess Luna has certainly upset the natural balance even more. A theory could be that Equestria, despite the appearances, is, technically, a post-apocalyptic world. Nature and its cycles have been more or less destroyed by Luna's rebellion and its aftermath. So now the ponies have to work hard to keep everything running smoothly. If the ponies ever stopped doing things like artificially creating weather, or doing season wrap-up festivals, then Equestria would quickly turn into a desert wasteland. The Everfree Forest, for some reason or another (Likely the presence there of the Elements of Harmony), wasn't touched by the devastation. We can assume that neither were far away lands whose existance (and habitability) is implied by the presence of Zecora. Or perhaps there other species (like zebras) perform the maintenance that in Equestria is the ponies' job.
Ponyville was once a cultural hub.Consider: what was Ponyville like a thousand years ago? If it existed, it was adjacent to the royal palace. When Celestia sealed her sister and removed to Canterlot, the Everfree Forest was presumably left to run wild over what was once the center of Equestria. What happened to cause Celestia to abandon such a vast tract of land? Did Luna's power help secure that area against natural weather, or is the Everfree Forest an anomaly that expanded while she was sealed? Is Ponyville a city that has withered with the loss of its central status, or is it a frontier town founded long after Nightmare Moon was sealed?
Ponyville was originally a prison/psych ward colony.It would explain it's diversity and why the ponies in town really are all crazy. All the misfits and unfavorable ponies from across Equestria get sent to Ponyville.
The first three settlements in Equestria were (in some order) Ponyville, Canterlot, and Cloudsdale.We know from The Cutie Mark Chronicles that they are near each other (as well as Manehattan), and each seems dominated by a different pony type.
The Cakes are unable to have foals of their own.One or both of the Cakes are infertile. That is why they've effectively adopted Pinkie Pie. She's the daughter they can never have.
Derpy Hooves/Ditzy Doo's name will get an Unreveal.Like the first word of it being shown to be "D███y" (with the middle three letters being blocked or obscured by something else).
Twilight Sparkle is actually Nightmare Moon.The Grand Galloping Gala (clearly going to be the season finale) will serve as Nightmare Moon's reintroduction to society, having been rehabilitated off-screen for the majority of the season. But over the course of the episode it will become apparent that, despite her best efforts, she doesn't really get what it means to be friendly, and clearly doesn't have what it takes to rule alongside her sister, who's gotten tired of presiding over both day and night. So, in order to teach her the values of friendship, Princess Celestia will (mostly) depower her, wipe her memory, and send her back in time... as Twilight Sparkle.
Fluttershy was adopted and raised by earth ponies.It seems a little strange how Fluttershy, a Pegasus, loves to raise and take care of animals, something that could easily be done by an earth pony. Maybe it's because she became interested in that because that's what her adoptive parents did.
The "rock farm" Pinkie's family manages is in fact Discord's prison.Think about it, Discord escapes from a stone prison. Stone is rock. Pinkie's family is in fact an elite order dedicated to preventing Discord from escaping, and Pinkie has been trained for such an event. Come season 2, she will display frightening combat skills.
Winona was killed in the bunny stampade.In Applebuck Season we learn that Applejack has a herding dog, but we never hear of her again after that episode, and the last scene where she is seen is right before the cornered bunnies freak out. Applejack and Fluttershy survived because of their size, but poor dog was trampled to death.
Rainbow Dash's canon pet will be a three-toed sloth.Not only this would be hilariously ironic, but the relationship would be similar to Johnny and Plank's from Ed, Edd n Eddy, except far less creepy due the sloth just being really, REALLY slow instead of.....a non-living inanimate object.
Rarity actually can get stage fright.This WMG may be a bit hard to believe, since she is a drama queen and a Large Ham, but it's still entirely possible that if she was put on stage with all eyes on her, she'll buckle. During the school play when she got her cutie mark, she seemed to prefer working on the costumes instead, and the one time she did preform on a stage of sorts (The Young Flier's Competition), she sure spent a lot of time on makeup and she had those gorgeous enchanted wings. She does have all the makings of a great actress, but she prefers costume design instead.
...and that really WAS how Equestria was made!Pinkie Pie's weird Cloud Cuckoolander logic has proven to be correct before (how do you get rid of parasprites?). It doesn't make sense to anyone else right now, but just as the Sonic Rainboom was not a one episode, throwaway plotline, this isn't, either. As more details are revealed, the events she described will have somehow "made" Equestria, even if logically the principality had to exist centuries before Pinkie was born.
The mysterous blizzard in Hearth's Warming Eve is Discord's doingIt's said to be long before Celestia ruled Equestria and the blizzard shatters the fragile peace between the ponies from Spike's statement. Who else would have the power and the desire to do something like that? Of course it'll be Lighter and Softer, sense it seems to be for fillies, the real version was probably a lot worse. But Discord's stained glass window appears in the same shot, so at the very least there's some continuity involved.
Apple Family brand apples are immune to bruising.Whenever members of the Apple family gather apples, they apparently do so by knocking it from the tree to the ground. Even non-family members helping with the gathering don't seem to treat them with much care; when Twilight Sparkle cleared out a large batch of trees with her magic, she dropped them from an even greater height with no reprimand from the family or apparent damage to the fruits. Despite their apparent durability, they are still tender enough to consume whole and be considered "juicy". I think the family may have nearly monopolized the apple industry by developing/discovering a special apple type that blends all the ideal qualities that make them pony-appealing.
Rarity's parents were neglectful, and possibly abusive, drunks.Rarity's parents did not care for her much. Her father had a drinking and gambling problem, and constantly sold the family's things to pay for both addictions. He also abused his wife and Rarity. His wife was so stressed by the living conditions that she took up drinking herself. One day, Rarity's loving grandmother bought her a nice dress to wear to a party, but her drunk father sold it to pay for his gambling. Rarity, who has always been trying to cover up her mess of a family life, made another dress to wear to the party, and discovered she had a talent for it. She kept making outfits until she earned her cutie mark. She left and opened her own boutique as soon as she could. Around this time, Sweetie Belle was born. Eventually, her mother got fed up and ran off with another unicorn, leaving Sweetie Belle with her father. Rarity, now that she was financially stable and had the means to take care of her, took in Sweetie Belle, which is why we never see her living with Rarity until later on in the series.
Guesses about the supposed episodes 27 & 28 of the second season and the mysterious "*o** *r** **i* c***a***r*"It should be noted that someone figured out 2 words in "*o** *r** **i* c***a***r*" prior to this post, meaning that the answer includes two of the words guessed before that point.
Only pegasi and unicorns are allowed to be buried after death, earth ponies must be cremated or recycled into pet food/glue.Given their subtle connection to the land, earth pony corpses have a tendency to spontaneously reanimate, and almost invariably retain their consciousness/minds/souls. The shock of waking up as a decaying corpse has driven many ponies insane and the sheer pain of rotting has been deemed something no pony should ever have to go through. When Sunnytown was wiped out, the bodies of the inhabitants were left intact long enough for this to happen to all of them.
Rainbow Dash only tolerates Fluttershy because she's part of their group of friends.It seems like whenever Dash and Fluttershy have a scene together, RD is either annoyed with her or just... not happy. The only exceptions are the end of the "Find a Pet" song, and the flashback of when they were in Flight Camp (though that took place years ago). Am I the only troper who has a nagging feeling that Rainbow Dash just doesn't like Fluttershy?
DJ P0N-3 is actually a snake-icorn.Look at her in all her three-seconds of glory for a moment: not only can you not see her legs, but you can't even see any shoulders. She's a snake with a unicorn horn who took a pony-themed stage name to appeal to her equine audiences. You still can't see any legs in the ComiCon poster. Prove me wrong!
Lyra Heartstrings only speaks Italian.It seemed a little strange that Lyra never had a speaking role at all despite having a number of background appearances. However, the Italian dub of FiM decided to have her Suddenly Voiced. Perhaps Italian is her native language?
There will be fan backlash to some degree after Luna appears again.Inevitably, most if not all of the fan interpretations of Luna's character are going to be shot down, and Luna will end up not like some fans pictured her.
Season 4 will start in early 2013.It just makes sense. Season 3 is only 13 episodes due to syndication cash, but the production was a bit off for only 13 episodes. For example, Tara recording at a really late date, script writing for stuff past season 3 being done really early and story boarders working on stuff really late. Also, William Anderson's poem about "short seasons for special reasons, only to be followed by more seasons".
Episode 18 (Show Stoppers) is going to involve one of the Cutie Mark Crusaders getting a cutie markWe've seen now that Sweetie Bell has some serious singing going on. Maybe it's going to be her. After all, it is a talent contest they're going to be entering. It may be that the episode is going to be about what happens after the fact. The non-cutie marked fillies may start to feel that the cutiemarked pony no longer really "fits" into the Cutie Mark Crusaders and the strain it will put in their friendship and sense of belonging. But they'll see that, while it was their lack of cutie makers that made them friends, it is not what has to keep them friends and they should keep friends for who they are and because they enjoy their company. Or maybe that one with the cutie mark is going to become a bit "flaunty" and the story will focus on that. But this moral has been done already in "Boast Busters" and "Sonic Rainboom".
The first season finale will end on a pseudo-cliffhanger.We know the creators wanted to make the series more serialized from the start, with stronger Magical Girl elements, but the execs nixed it in favor of episodic wacky antics. It stands to reason that, if they still want to use the story arc ideas they had, they might use the fact that the show is an established success to start sneaking in more serialized material. The best way to do that would probably be to have the first season finale end in such a way that it works as a stand alone but still raises more questions than it answers and leaves the audience asking for more, which might just convince the execs to let the writers give them more.
Season finale will not just be a cliffhanger, it will be a Wham EpisodeSomething more shocking, something what will change Status Quo, maybe even it will take few season 2 episodes to back to season 1 format of story/moral.
Part of the plot of the Grand Galloping Gala episode (The Best Night Ever) will involve the main characters being separated through mistaken identity.For his boutique in Canterlot, Hoity Toity ordered a dozen copies each, of each of the six dresses Rarity designed in Suited for Success, which were originally made for our heroines to wear at the Gala. Although the Rule of Funny suggests ALL of them would wind up worn by other guests (that's 12 copies plus an original for six designs, making for 78 ponies at the Gala wearing a dress that matches somepony else's), it is more likely Rule of Drama will prevail and just a couple of each will be present; just enough to confuse and cause embarrassment.
"The Best Night Ever" will feature a Theme Tune Extended.Two separate facts, when put together, suggest this:
The Grand Galloping Gala is the awesome winter holiday Rainbow mentions in Winter Wrap-up.Also the GGG is in celebration of the winter solstice, and everypony stays up all night to exchange gifts, and also to admire the moon and night. The holiday was started by Celestia while Luna was imprisoned so that when she came back there would always be at least one night for ponies to take notice of the night Luna creates.
Princess Luna will appear at the Grand Galloping Gala.Considering what happened between them before, meeting at the Gala will be rather... awkward for all involved.
Luna will return in season 2 but ...Nightmare Moon will return in this season.
Season 2 will open with Celestia vanishing.Prince Blueblood will step in and start shaky before everything gets under control. Then Twilight and the other five meet a duo of other ponies who turn out to be unicorn!Celestia and pegasus!Luna (Not unicorn AND pegeasus) in more 'civilian' forms. Celestia so she can take a vacation, and Luna so she can get some friends. Celestia will find out at the end of the episode that Blueblood actually has a knack for keeping stuff together, and assign him through letter to take care of everything, so he can learn to rule in case she ever has to handle something far away (read: decides she wants to slack off). The morale will be that friends come in all sizes and roles.
Two episodes in season 2 will be crossovers.Word of God says that season 2 has both 24 and 26 episodes. One possible explanation for this is that two of the episodes are crossover specials and count either as MLPFiM episodes or as episodes of the other show(s) depending on the point of view.
Episode 3 will focus on the idea that just because nothing's happening doesn't mean that we can't remember all we learned about life in the mundane.Perhaps the ultimate slice of life episode, saying that there's nothing really wrong with an ordinary day.
"Lesson Zero" will establish the absence of friendship reports for the rest of the series.Think about it. The first regular (non-pilot) episode of the second season is focused specifically on Twilight having nothing new to report, as if to suggest that this aspect of the show is over. It wouldn't be far-fetched to assume that the episode will end with Celestia politely explaining to nervous Twilight that she has already learned everything she needed to know about friendship (with optional "I'm so proud of you") and that she doesn't need to write any more reports to her, but she can still stay in Ponyville with her friends because they mean so much to her. This way the producers don't have to stick to "one friendship aesop per episode" formula in the following episodes, like they had to in season one even when some of the episodes weren't much about friendship.
The CMC will get their cutie marks in episodes 5-7.One by one, with each episode being a focus on each one. "Sisterhooves Social" will be Sweetie Belle, "The Cutie Pox" will be Applebloom, and "May The Best Pet Win!" will be Scootaloo.
One or both episodes what left from s1 production and wait to season 2 premiere will be set during winter.There is only one episode set in winter and focused on ending it. Other seasons of the year are showed but series lack any real winter episode. So it best canditade to be in those episodes.
Twilight Sparkle will not be in the next few episodes......but whoever writes the Friendship Report will still need Spike to send them. So Twilight will have already given the group a summoncer type thingamajigger with which they can get him from anywhere and tell him what they learned that day. I could see this as a potential running gag wherein he'll be called in at the most inoppertune time (ex. doing paperwork, taking a walk, taking a shower, etc.)
The upcoming Spike episode will be a Wham EpisodeThe apparent, coming tenth episode of the second season will involve Spike getting a growth spurt that 'threatens to decimate Ponyville' as well as Spike becoming 'Greedy'. Well it's not too far out there for Spike to let something to go to his head, what if this is the episode that not only results ins Spike being permanently changed but also his greed is caused by a new, reoccurring villain who sets off an overreaching plot for the remainder of the season or show? Okay, so this is Wild Mass Guessing, not Wishful Thinking.
There will be a Mid-Season Twist.
The leaked song "Smile Smile Smile" will be used by Pinkie Pie as a way to get the toddlers to stop crying.And it'll cause them to cry even more because the chorus at the end is too loud.
The first episode of the second season will still take place in Canterlot, after the Gala.At the end of "Best Night Ever", the Mane Cast is still in Canterlot, hanging out with Spike and the princess in the bakery. The second season will begin exactly where "Best Night Ever" ended, tying up some loose ends. Maybe we will see a number of angry aristocrats demanding an explanation for what happened at the Gala from Celestia and the Mane Cast. Maybe we'll see Blueblood or the gardener again. This would also be a good moment for Luna to appear again.
Shining Armor is not Twilight's brotherI know from personal experience that TV Guide's upcoming episode summaries aren't too reliable.
Luna will be a main character in season 2.Lauren Faust has said that Luna won't be appearing in the show again until season 2. However, her involvement with the plot beyond that is a mystery. Now, let's look at it this way. Twilight Sparkle needed to learn about friendship because her studies had kept her isolated from other ponies. Luna was isolated for one thousand years and overshadowed by hatred. It wouldn't be a far stretch to imagine Luna joining Twilight in her friendship studies, especially since Twilight and her friends are presumably the only ones who can blast her back to normal if she goes evil again.
Season two will introduce a new character to the group.Possibly a male one, who would basically can't stand the sugar bowl world he lives in. Needless to say, he would be both a Deadpan Snarker and a Butt Monkey, quite possibly being a Take That to people who bias the show as bad because it's MLP. As the season goes on, he will slowly start being less critical of the world as he starts opening up more to the main cast.
Season 2 will feature Nightmare Moon possessing at least one of the mane cast.Since Word of God has confirmed that Luna was turned into Nightmare Moon by some kind of external force of evil, and that season 2 is going to have a recurring villain, it seems awfully likely that this being will reappear in some capacity. It might just possess Luna again, of course, but "Party of One" and "The Best Night Ever" have demonstrated that Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy are fragile enough to be potential targets as well. They both react very badly to being unappreciated — just like Luna — and might likewise be corrupted in a moment of weakness. After a few episodes of villainy, Luna will then join the remaining mane characters and will wield either the Element of Laughter or the Element of Kindness in Pinkie Pie's/Fluttershy's stead to defeat Nightmare Moon and return whoever to normal.
Pinkie Pie's mental fragility will be an argumental point during season 2.Word of God confirmed villains during season 2, which means a confrontation against the bearers of the Elements of the Harmony. Pinkie seems to be the weakest link among them, so by breaking her into another depression pit, the Element of Laughter is removed from the Big Bad's way.
As a counter to the above: Pinkie Pie's personality will become a plot point in Season 2.Word of God confirmed villains during season 2, which means a confrontation against the bearers of the Elements of the Harmony. Perhaps the Psycho Rangers speculated above will be counterpoints to the mane cast (Elements of Discord?) When Pinkie Pie goes against her opposite (Element of Despair?) rather than give in, she will cause Despair to undergo a Heel-Face Turn by sheer force of her joy. And it will be the most Manly Tears inducing thing in the show to date.
The following is my take for 226 (Read as Season 2, Episode 26) of this series.The episode would be called "The Best Day Ever" and it takes place on the Summer Sun Celebration — Nightmare's "Night That Last Forever" last for one 24 period. The Mane Six and Spike gets ticket to this year Summer Celebration at Canterlot — but the signer is unknown — Pinkie Pie thinks it's Prince Blueblood — much to Rarity's dismay — while Twilight Sparkle assumed it is either Princess Celestina or Princess Luna. It turns out that everyone gets to do what they wanted to do at G.G.G: Applejack sells her apple treats, Pinkie Pie visits plenty of the parties, Rainbow Dash gets to show her stuff to the Wonderbolts again. Rarity meets Kara, a dark blue unicorn, Fluttershy fixes up her relation with the Castle's animals from G.G.G, learning the most animals were trying to sleep on that night, and Twilight Sparkle gets to talk to Princess Celestia and Princess Luna. The mane ponies learn that Kara is Prince Blueblood twin sister who brought tickets for them at S.S.C. for themselves in order to make up for the mane ponies's night at G.G.G. The Aesop here is that sometimes friendship can come from unexpected places.
Derpy Hooves/Ditzy Doo will make an apperence in every episode of season 2She was in almost every episode in season 1, but now the animators will make it a point to have her appear in every episode of season 2. Evidence for this is her appearance in "May the Best Pet Win!" She is the only background pony in the entire episode, and she's visible for only a few seconds. This is just the animators hiding her so they can say she officially appeared in every episode.
Twilight will not write a single friendship report untill the season finalLast season the 3rd ep connected to the final why not this season?
That comment on This Very Wiki to the effect that Apple Bloom's fleur-de-lis was being replaced in the French dub with a cheeseburger (long since zapped as unfounded) was actually straight from the pony's mouth.I'm guessing it was an unofficial leak from the studio doing the dubbing.
Ancient temples, the Sapphire Statue/Stone, and Ahuizotl don't exist in Equestria.They were all just made up for the book.
All thirteen of the episodes scheduled for the third season will actually be an hour long, each.
Season 3 will only contain thirteen episodes, but will consist entirely of two-parters.Seeing how they presented the finale, it could be possible that they're introducing an entirely new structure: forty minute long episodes. They **have** been looking for a way to appeal to the fans while retaining their original charm, and doing this could introdue more complex plot lines, more opportunities for deeper villians, and generally more ways to build Equestria and explore its contents. This would probably allow the show to kean more towards Faust's original vision, and could possibly pave the way for overarching plot lines in later seasons. Also, this would clean up some of the fans' worries about the show Jumping the Shark, and would most possibly increase the quality of the show, as there will be fresher formats amd more open space for both lessons and conflicts. However, this is all speculation, and they will most likely reveal thirteen more episodes as the third season nears.
The "Failure Success Song" will be the Cold Open of "The Crystal Empire - Part 1".It has already been confirmed that this song will be part of episode one. The fact that this seems to happen before the Crystal Empire plot kicks off and we never do find out what she wasn’t prepared for would place this at the beginning of the episode. Also, Spike’s line, "Uh, prepared for what, exactly?" would be the perfect moment to cut to the intro.
The Crystal Ponies will hate the fair the Mane 6 set up for themThen the cast would probably have to go find another way of 'saving' them, whatever that means.
The Crystal Ponies will be jerks with hearts of gold.They would hate the Mane 6 at first, but then warm up to them later.
Scratch that, 100+ Pinkie Pies will cause so much chaos that all of Equestria will be in jeopardy!Makes sense.
1000+ Pinkie Pies will cause so much chaos that the Fourth Wall itself will be in jeopardy!This could be The End of the World as We Know It!!!
A bazillion Pinkies will all sing the Smile Song simultaneously...And it will fix everything that is wrong with the world.
Pinkie's consciousness will be spread between the clones.
Each Pinkie clone will have a different personality.Or, perhaps more likely, will represent a different facet of Pinkie's own personality, much like in A Piece Of Pie.
The others will think that the additional Pinkies are changelings.
There will be a cutaway gag to Gilda shuddering when Pinkie discovers the nature of the magic mirror"I sense a lameness in the horse."
There will be a shout out to the "duplicator" story arc of Calvin and Hobbes.I can't be the only one who's hoping they'll reference Calvin and Hobbes sometime.
The magic mirror is the real reason for all the repeated background poniesLooks like Pinkie wasn't the first pony to get this idea...
Magical Mystery Cure and the Coronation are NOT the same thingWe know Top Draw was working on a some mysterious "1x66" project related to ponies a few months ago, so perhaps the Coronation will be a made-for-TV special, which airs on the same day as Mystery Cure.
The title of the episode, if its not "Princess Coronation", will be "Twilight Princess"Hey, they had an episode called "Dragon Quest", why not another Video Game Shout-Out?
The eponymous cure will be sold by the Flim Flam brothersA "magical mystery cure" sounds like just the product for a pair of Snake Oil Salesman unicorns.
Discord is the one who provides the cure.He's officially made a Heel-Face Turn as of "Keep Calm and Flutter On", so it's possible.
Hearing about the Princess Coronation will be what causes Twilight to cast the Destiny screwing-up spellShe will freak about about possibly leaving her friends, try to cast a spell to modify her destiny, and end up altering everyone's destinies.
The episode's title will be "Princess Coronation".
The last two (or three) episodes of Season 3 are part of a two-/three-parter called "Origins of Harmony."I don't remember where (I think back when I was so anxious to know what happened in Season 3), but I saw a screenshot of VERY secret episode titles, or something along those lines. One of these was "Origins of Harmony." If my guess is correct, then these episodes will be about how Celestia and Luna, when they were younger, discovered the Elements of Harmony for the first time, and used them to bring peace to the world.
This (Just for Sidekicks) is a holiday episode.That’s why it will be aired Out of Order. It’s been moved to coincide with the holiday it is about.
The episode (Just for Sidekicks) will feature the first appearance of canonical HorsesCome on, they're already confirmed by way of screenshot to be showing up at some point. If not here, then it will most likely be Episode 11.◊
It (Just for Sidekicks) will not air at all during this seasonThe episode may air but not until season 3's Season Finale airs. Or it may be an DVD-exclusive episode first and then air as part of the next season later on, But don't expect to see it before the season ends.
This will be a Rarity episode.So far, Twilight, AJ, Rainbow Dash, and Pinkie Pie have gotten episodes that focus on them, and a different upcoming episode is probably going to be a Fluttershy one, judging by the title. That only leaves Rarity to have an episode of her own.
This episode will redeem Gilda.Thus far it seems the overarching theme of the season is 'redeeming antagonists'. Babs Seed, Trixie, and Discord are all getting such episodes, why not Gilda?
Season 3's finale will be the final episodeEvery girl-oriented cartoon Hasbro has ever made has been subject to the 65-episode Curse, and Season 3 only had 13 episodes ordered for it. This adds up to an even 65. The series will then be sent off in style with the mystery 66-minute mini-movie. In that movie, Twilight becomes a princess and leaves Ponyville, the CMC finally get their cutie marks, and everypony reluctantly goes their separate ways.
The "Daring Do" adventure novels are actually ghost-written by DerpyAnd Daring is actually her Mary Sue Author Avatar. Both ponies are pegasi. Derpy is pale grey with a light yellow mane, whereas Daring is dark yellow with a dark grey mane. Derpy's eyes are yellow, and Daring has purple eyes—the complementary color to yellow! And Lauren Faust originally intended to give Derpy the name "Ditzy-Doo". We don't really know what Derpy's talent is (aside from breaking things and enjoying muffins)—perhaps she has a house full of broken typewriters from writing some manuscripts...
Or Derpy is actually "Daring Do"During one of her epic adventures something went wrong and she suffered a concussion and subsequent malfunctioning eyes. Unable to continue her old life she settled down in Ponyville for a quiet retirement while selling the rights to her story, the novelists embellished the stories a good bit and resigned her for the covers. On her part, Derpy doesn't want attention drawn to her that could ruin her retirement so she doesn't talk about her past life to anypony. This could explain why she shows up at all major events, members of the Canterlot elite funded her adventures and now invite her to their advents.