Characters Friendship Is Magic-The Princesses Discussion

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10:27:08 AM Jun 7th 2014
  • Permanent Elected Officials: The sisters have been ruling Equestria for more than a thousand years.note  Seeing that their government is some form of monarchy and the fact that they are practically immortal (or at least just very long lived), Equestria won't be seeing a new ruler anytime soon. The ponies don't seem to mind, though.
I don't think this is within the spirit of the trope. Celestia and Luna aren't elected; they are princesses. They are indeed in office for life, but that way any monarch would count. They are also benevolent rulers; the trope lists officials that are incompetent, corrupt, or worse.
03:56:35 PM Sep 7th 2013
Does every second entry have to involve the mention of godhood in some way? I get that Celestia and Luna being Physical Goddesses is a popular viewpoint with canon support, but it seems like someone's trying too hard and shoehorning these descriptions in at every possible opportunity, whether it's appropriate or not.
08:59:08 PM May 12th 2013
Why do people keep on adding "Ungrateful Bastard" for Princess Cadance?? It's annoying and it's not an example. Here's the entry:

  • Ungrateful Bitch: When the Crystal Empire wanted to host the Equestria Games, she invited Twilight, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Pinkie, Rarity, and... not Spike? Despite him saving her own Empire earlier that season?
09:11:13 PM May 12th 2013
Some people are just really mad about that development.

Chalk it up to the show's respect issues. No one remembers any grand heroic deeds the mane cast did unless it relates to the plot of the story.
04:32:53 AM May 13th 2013
Thanks true, but if the Princess was rude to Spike about not inviting him, then it would count as an example.
08:12:12 AM May 14th 2013
In the same episode's counterpart, Spike is shown to absentmindedly eat gemstones that he decided that he wasn't going to eat yet. He has no self-control when it comes to even his own snacks, and Cadance likely knows this fact. Now, imagine taking him to the Crystal Empire, where the crystal everything would be like sending Spike to Candyland. Even if Spike can restrain himself from eating a Crystal pony, there'd be a sudden abundance of benches missing corners, expertly-trimmed crystal hedges mysteriously disappearing, and bite marks absolutely everywhere. Cadance is trying to show the Crystal Empire is perfect, so having a hyperactive dragon child eating the scenery and needing constant supervision would not be worth the risk. Maybe some other day, Spike could visit, but this event is too important to have Spike jump onto her back and try eating the Ceremonial Headdress in front of the Games Inspector.
12:21:18 PM May 6th 2013
I seem to remember adding Say My Name to Celestia (because everyone always goes "Princess Celestia!" when she appears). If I did, it seems to have been removed. Reason?
12:53:51 PM May 6th 2013
I didn't remove it, but I expect it's because Say My Name is associated with extreme emotion, or possibly having just figured something out, which simply cheerfully greeting her with "Princess Celestia!" isn't. Phrase Catcher may be a better fit.
05:19:46 AM Apr 14th 2013
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Removed example...because I just got nagged about my suggestion instead, really.
12:19:11 PM May 6th 2013
Why would she be an example? The trope may be a bit vague, but it seems to be about someone who's usually too nice going berserk when pushed far enough. Neither of these applies to her.
10:50:00 AM Nov 24th 2012
I took a look at the credits for the season 3 episodes, and it seems they're finally crediting the voices for all the characters besides the Mane Six, Spike, Princess Celestia, and the Cutie Mark Crusaders. And from the looks of things, the credits spell Princess Cadance's name as "Cadence". What do you think; should we change it?
03:46:44 PM Feb 22nd 2013
The credits in "Games Ponies Play" spell it Cadance. We use that spelling because its the one used in most official sources.
11:39:35 AM Apr 21st 2012
Should Cadence be on this page? She isn't one of the ruling sisters, and most of the tropes that apply to them don't apply to her.

Maybe put her in the same section as Shining Armor or Prince Blueblood?
02:16:40 AM Apr 25th 2012
I'd say she's earned her title fair and square by the end of the second part. She's a new character, yes, and perhaps less obviously flashy than Celestia and Luna; but it'd be hard to argue that The Power of Love isn't just as important to the well-being of Equestria as the sun and the moon.

Besides, it's entirely possible that she's simply young and hasn't even grown into her full power yet.
08:36:39 AM Dec 17th 2011
edited by Whatshisgame
This page needs renaming, since Celestia & Luna aren't the only princesses anymore (the others are Princess Platinum from the pageant in "Hearth's Warming Eve" and the soon-to-be-canon Princess Cadence).

EDIT: I suggest renaming the page "The Royal Pony Sisters" since their old castle in the Everfree Forest is called "the ancient castle of the royal pony sisters"

EDIT 2: On second thought, Cadence might end up on this page later, so it probably shouldn't be renamed just yet.
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