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* Why didn't they consider the possibility of their memories being tapered with? That seems like ArbitrarySkepticism given all the magic, including mind-altering ones, they've dealt with before and memories were otherwise intact of.

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** The selfie-taking drone seemed afraid of Sunset. So maybe it can effect electronic memories (it kept the recording of Wallflower because she didn't think/know to erase it)?

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** Perhaps they simply didn't check in the three days because they were having fun at the beach. And maybe by pure coincidence it happened to be one of those weeks or so where they didn't upload any pictures of Sunset. With Instagram and Snapchat, the stories vanish after twenty four hours and Facebook's algorithm is pretty random, so it's just about possible.


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** Perhaps from a dramatic point of view, it gives more weight to Sunset's reunion with Celestia. If she mentions having taken a brief trip back to Equestria where she met Starlight, it dilutes the emotion of the scene.

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** Maybe it's a RequiredSecondaryPower that it blocked them from questioning the gaps in their memory. If one realized their gaps [[RevealingCoverup it defeats the purpose to hide something]].


*** Comic tie ins (even if they fit seamlessly) still tend to not be canon unless the showrunners declare it so or unless certain events are acknowledged onscreen via flashbacks/exposition (such as say an episode of JusticeLeagueUnlimited making an allusion to an issue of ''Batman Gotham Adventures'', then they're non-canon or at best psuedo-canon.

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*** Comic tie ins (even if they fit seamlessly) still tend to not be canon unless the showrunners declare it so or unless certain events are acknowledged onscreen via flashbacks/exposition (such as say an episode of JusticeLeagueUnlimited ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' making an allusion to an issue of ''Batman Gotham Adventures'', then they're non-canon or at best psuedo-canon.



*** Even taking the story as canon, in the comic Sunset I believe mentally prepared herself for anything upon leaving Equestria. In the special, without her memories, she finds herself suddenly in a different world with a different body without recalling that she entered it willingly. And as mentioned above, a part of her had some regret at leaving Celestia. ''Rainbow Rocks'' even has her stating that she save the book that she could use to contact her because in her own words "I guess I knew I was making a big mistake, and I wanted to still have a way to reach out to her."

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*** Even taking the story as canon, in the comic Sunset Sunset, I believe believe, mentally prepared herself for anything upon leaving Equestria. In the special, without her memories, she finds herself suddenly in a different world with a different body without recalling that she entered it willingly. And as mentioned above, a part of her had some regret at leaving Celestia. ''Rainbow Rocks'' even has her stating that she save saved the book that she could use to contact her because in her own words "I guess I knew I was making a big mistake, and I wanted to still have a way to reach out to her."


** She's been using the stone for a while, so she must have gotten used to making it do big jobs (maybe she's {{Mind Rape}}d the school before over something simpler). She aimed one blast at the remaining Humane Six, intending to wipe all their memories at once, so she seems to be able to wipe loads of people in one go.

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** She's been using the stone for a while, so she must have gotten used to making it do big jobs (maybe she's {{Mind Rape}}d used it on the school before over something simpler).something). She aimed one blast at the remaining Humane Six, intending to wipe all their memories at once, so she seems to be able to wipe loads of people in one go.


** It's shown that the Stone did it all at once regardless of distance. It's just that powerful.

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** It's shown that the Stone did it all at once regardless of distance. It's just that powerful.powerful.
** She's been using the stone for a while, so she must have gotten used to making it do big jobs (maybe she's {{Mind Rape}}d the school before over something simpler). She aimed one blast at the remaining Humane Six, intending to wipe all their memories at once, so she seems to be able to wipe loads of people in one go.

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*** I can forgive a badly lit hallway, but wouldn't a door so hard to open [[NoOSHACompliance violate some kind of fire code?]] You'd think that'd be a high priority to fix even if it meant hiring a third party company to do the job.


** It had no barring on this movie's plot.

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** It had no barring bearing on this movie's plot.

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* They dismiss the photos Sunset shows to prove their memories were erased as fakes, but what about all the other photos they must have taken post redemption, social media, school newspapers, people? Shouldn't they have stumbled upon something that would substantiate Sunset's claim within the three days the story covers?


* How did [[spoiler:Wallflower]] find the time to make the ''entire'' school forget that Sunset Shimmer was nice? That would mean tracking down every single student and faculty member at CHS and zapping every single positive memory of her out of their heads ''all in one night''. Or did it just so happen to be "Be Scared of Sunset Shimmer Day", and someone ''forgot'' to tell Sunset about that?
** Maybe the stone was just that powerful? And maybe after she erased the friends' memories, because the stone had done so before, it was like copy and paste. The stone got told to repeat its actions over and over. And maybe having a yearbook with all the students and faculty in it allowed [[spoiler: Wallflower]] to do so more easily.
** But she clearly needed to visit them to use the stone on them, otherwise she could've done everything from within the confines of her own house. High schools typically have hundreds--even thousands-- of students, and I'm pretty sure yearbooks don't typically list their home addresses.

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* How did [[spoiler:Wallflower]] find the time to make the ''entire'' school forget that Sunset Shimmer was nice? That would mean tracking down every single student and faculty member at CHS and zapping every single positive memory of her out of their heads ''all in one night''. Or night''.
** It's shown that the Stone
did it just so happen to be "Be Scared all at once regardless of Sunset Shimmer Day", and someone ''forgot'' to tell Sunset about that?
** Maybe the stone was
distance. It's just that powerful? And maybe after she erased the friends' memories, because the stone had done so before, it was like copy and paste. The stone got told to repeat its actions over and over. And maybe having a yearbook with all the students and faculty in it allowed [[spoiler: Wallflower]] to do so more easily.
** But she clearly needed to visit them to use the stone on them, otherwise she could've done everything from within the confines of her own house. High schools typically have hundreds--even thousands-- of students, and I'm pretty sure yearbooks don't typically list their home addresses.
powerful.


** Maybe the stone was just that powerful? And maybe after she erased the friends' memories, because the stone had done so before, it was like copy and paste. The stone got told to repeat its actions over and over. And maybe having a yearbook with all the students and faculty in it allowed [[spoiler: Wallflower]] to do so more easily.

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** Maybe the stone was just that powerful? And maybe after she erased the friends' memories, because the stone had done so before, it was like copy and paste. The stone got told to repeat its actions over and over. And maybe having a yearbook with all the students and faculty in it allowed [[spoiler: Wallflower]] to do so more easily.easily.
** But she clearly needed to visit them to use the stone on them, otherwise she could've done everything from within the confines of her own house. High schools typically have hundreds--even thousands-- of students, and I'm pretty sure yearbooks don't typically list their home addresses.


* How did [[spoiler:Wallflower]] find the time to make the ''entire'' school forget that Sunset Shimmer was nice? That would mean tracking down every single student and faculty member at CHS and zapping every single positive memory of her out of their heads ''all in one night''. Or did it just so happen to be "Be Scared of Sunset Shimmer Day", and someone ''forgot'' to tell Sunset about that?

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* How did [[spoiler:Wallflower]] find the time to make the ''entire'' school forget that Sunset Shimmer was nice? That would mean tracking down every single student and faculty member at CHS and zapping every single positive memory of her out of their heads ''all in one night''. Or did it just so happen to be "Be Scared of Sunset Shimmer Day", and someone ''forgot'' to tell Sunset about that?that?
** Maybe the stone was just that powerful? And maybe after she erased the friends' memories, because the stone had done so before, it was like copy and paste. The stone got told to repeat its actions over and over. And maybe having a yearbook with all the students and faculty in it allowed [[spoiler: Wallflower]] to do so more easily.


** 13th and 14th? Doesn't high school end at 12th grade in North America?


** I don't remember if this was ever confirmed or jossed in any of the movies or shorts, but maybe it's a K-12 or 6-12 school. This would also explain why humans akin to younger ponies, such as Snips and Snails and the CMC, appear at the same school as clearly older students.

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** I don't remember if this was ever confirmed or jossed in any of the movies or shorts, but maybe it's a K-12 or 6-12 school. This would also explain why humans akin to younger ponies, such as Snips and Snails and the CMC, appear at the same school as clearly older students.students.
** 13th and 14th? Doesn't high school end at 12th grade in North America?
* How did [[spoiler:Wallflower]] find the time to make the ''entire'' school forget that Sunset Shimmer was nice? That would mean tracking down every single student and faculty member at CHS and zapping every single positive memory of her out of their heads ''all in one night''. Or did it just so happen to be "Be Scared of Sunset Shimmer Day", and someone ''forgot'' to tell Sunset about that?

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