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Star plans a coronation for Eclipsa to become Queen.


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  • Accidental Pun: The "cornonation" gag comes from Marco forgetting to spell-check the invites, though Tom points out that it's thematically appropriate for mewmans, who are obsessed with corn.
  • Adult Fear: Everyone goes Mass "Oh, Crap!" when they see a baby walking among the flames during a fight, and they're helpless to do anything but shout at the combatants to stop and save Meteora.
  • Aesop Amnesia: Rhombulus apparently has forgotten what happened the last time he lied to Star about an important conspiracy —since she called him and the Magical High Commission out for what they did to Eclipsa and her family the first time. This time, he goes too far even for Heckapoo's standards.
  • Affectionate Nickname: When Eclipsa and Globgor see each other face-to-face, he joyfully calls her his "Darkest Star".
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  • The Aloner: The very first thing that Globgor does after being released was essentially attempting a self-imposed exile so as to keep from scaring the mewmans or giving them a reason to his wife and child (and to get away from Rhombulus).
  • Continuity Nod:
  • Didn't Think This Through: When Globgor is freed, they immediately blame Eclipsa and arrest her and Meteora. Neglecting one part of the accusation, if Eclipsa did free Globgor why would she come back to warn everyone, rather than, take Meteora and run away with him again?
  • Dramatically Missing the Point: The Mewman villagers are convinced Moon created the village as a place for all those who oppose Eclipsa (despite the fact that she's told them that is definitely not the case).
  • The End... Or Is It?: The episode ends on a mostly happy note, but the end shot has Sebastian flying by and looking ominously at the viewer.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • The Magical High Commission are corrupt in their power over Mewni, they don't trust Eclipsa, and have issues with bigotry against monsters, but both Hekapoo and Omnitraxis are quick to denounce Rhombulus for freeing Globgor, and endangering everyone on Mewni, in a desperate attempt to prove that Eclipsa and Globgor are evil so he can have an excuse to recrystallize them both. In terms of Rhombulus's antics, this was the last straw for the rest of the Magic High Commission.
      Hekapoo: Are you kidding me?! We don't trust Eclipsa either, but if you think putting everyone here in danger was a good idea, you're the bad guy here!
    • The monster-bigoted mewmans are worried about the safety of the half-monster infant Meteora when she starts crawling into the fire. A baby is still a baby after all.
    • Since what has transpired makes it clear the Magic High Commission cannot prove that Globgor had any malicious intent, and Rhombulus' authority is now null and void due to his stunt, they let Globgor off on a technicality.
    • Moon makes it clear that she still doesn't trust Eclipsa but won't put up with biased slander being spread around, as she lets Manfred know.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • In the previous episode, Eclipsa has a chicken that she says will make a noise that will break Globgor's crystal when she unties its beak. When Star finds that Globgor has escaped, the chicken can be seen with its beak still tied, hinting that she wasn't the one who set him free.
    • When Eclipsa tries to warn everyone about Globgor's escape, Rhombulus is the first one of the commission to accuse her of freeing him.
  • Frame-Up: Rhombulus tried to frame Eclipsa for freeing Globgor so he could freeze them both in crystal again.
  • Hypocrite: Rhombulus claims that Eclipsa is lying about freeing Globgor, but he was the one who freed Globgor, and lied about it.
  • Inherited Illiteracy Title: Tom refers to the event as a "Cornonation" due to a typo Marco made when making the invitations. He says it's appropriate considering how popular corn is in Mewni.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Ruberiot questions how and why Janna is in Mewni and what she's doing there, something quite a few viewers have wondered.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Globgor surrenders and says he'll go back to being crystallized... until Eclipsa swears she didn't free him, and Rhombulus tries to punish her for the crime anyway. Then he breaks free to save her, and fights off everyone until he sees Meteora in danger.
  • Moral Luck: Rhombulus released Globgor specifically expecting him to be dangerous. When the people of Mewni are convinced he is not, and should be free, Rhombulus asks if that makes him in the clear:
    Rhombulus: Uh, so does this mean I'm off the hook?
    Hekapoo: Ha! Yeah, you wish. C'mon, hotshot, we got a prison cell with your name on it.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Rhombulus freed Globgor to prove he was dangerous and give an excuse to recrystallize him and Eclipsa. Instead, Rhombulus proved to everyone that Globgor was not dangerous and deserved to stay free, and Eclipsa's reputation is bolstered by the whole affair.
  • Noodle Incident: Manfred is finally back to normal, but he'd rather not say how he got out.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: Globgor is shown to be a very reasonable person; he says he would rather be crystallized than scare everyone and endanger his family. Star points to this out to the audience and Rhombulus, since if Globgor wanted to hurt anyone he easily could have.
  • Not So Different: Both River and Buff Frog speak up in Globgor's defense by saying that he was just trying to defend his family, just like any good father would.
  • Papa Wolf: Globgor ceases fighting Omnitraxus in order to save Meteora from the fire on stage. It's this display of love and tenderness that sways the ambivalent audience in his and Eclipsa's favor.
  • Portmantitle: Of "coronation" and "corn".
  • Reality Ensues:
    • Star has spent the past several months as Eclipsa's adviser, trying to keep the queen from doing something everyone will regret. Being the advisor to a queen is a stressful position, especially for someone her age, which she'll be glad to be rid of.
      Star: Look, this will be the last thing I do for Eclipsa. Seriously, after this, I am out. I just want to be a teen again. I don't even know what teens do anymore. Like... do they jet ski? Do scrapbook?
    • Willingly endangering hundreds of innocent lives will get you in a prison cell for the rest of your life, even if no one ends up getting hurt. Since Rhombulus did expect Globgor to harm everyone in the stadium, that makes Rhombulus culpable.
  • So Proud of You: When Star admits how stressful being Eclipsa's advisor has been, Moon realizes how much she's grown and congratulates her for her dedication to the kingdom.
  • Spot the Thread: Star asks Rhombulus at the end, why would Eclipsa release her husband on her own coronation day when she was about to be crowned queen and endanger her family? Especially since Eclipsa tells Globgor that she didn't release him.
  • Start X to Stop X: Rhombulus' plan to stop Globgor and Eclipsa permanently was to let Globgor out, expecting whatever he did to be horrible enough to justify imprisoning them again.
  • Straying Baby: Meteora dips down to undo her cage and crawl to her dad. On a stage ridden with flames. This is what proves to the Mewmans that Globgor is not evil; he immediately stops the fight to save Meteora.
  • Sweet and Sour Grapes: Though it took pressure from both Star and Globgor himself, Eclipsa agreed not to free her husband so her people know she isn't putting her own interest ahead of theirs. Rhombulus ends up freeing Globgor, who is accepted as harmless, so no one has anything to hold against Eclipsa.
  • Tautological Templar: Globgor was already crystallized, and Rhombulus freed him hoping that he would do something that would call for him to be imprisoned again. Rhombulus knowingly endangered everyone on Mewni out of sheer paranoia and prejudice.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Manfred is alive and well and no longer stone, with very little explanation as to how other than Eclipsa being right about the Yada Yada Berries wearing off. He refuses to divulge anything about how it happened.
  • Villain Ball: Rhombulus's plan came close to succeeding, with Eclipsa looking to be in enough trouble to have her crystallized again and Globgor freely submitting to going back. Had he simply imprisoned a willing Globgor first and then focused on Eclipsa, rather than try to get at her first and setting things in motion that would win the crowd over to her side, things would have unfolded as he wanted.
  • Wham Episode: Globgor is freed from his Crystal Prison and the public is willing to give him a chance after witnessing his heroism — but then we're given a stark reminder that Mina Loveberry is still lurking out there, planning an attack on Mewni's new monster-friendly monarchy.
  • Would Hurt a Child: The event that convinces everyone that Globgor isn't evil is that he immediately stops fighting to save his daughter Meteora. Compare to the Magical High Commission, who locked her up in a cage and paid no attention to her crawling among the flames.

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