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It's a pitiful world where everyone cries...

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  • Wranglum is not much of a sympathetic character by any means, but once you realize he's been trapped in a crystal for thousands of years by the fillies on whom he seeks revenge, it does become a little saddening. He's essentially a Harmless Villain (Depending on the Writer) who spends his days under the basement of a school, with an incompetent bat to "assist" him and carry him around, but he can't do anything right for his master, and because of this his plans always go wrong. Wranglum just can't do much trapped inside his prison, no matter how hard he tries.
  • While Wranglum may not be entirely sympathetic, you'll definitely end up feeling bad for his minion, Battiwigs. While the two do tend to have their cute and heartwarming moments together, the poor guy is always underappreciated, or in some instances just not appreciated at all, by his master that he does nearly everything for... including pretty much carrying him around. No matter what he does, he always ends up messing up Wranglum's plans, causing him to see Batti in a not-so-good light, even when he's just trying his best to please his master.
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Season 1

    The Cupcake Mystery 
  • It's hard not to feel in the least sympathetic for Bella, at least in the beginning of the episode, when she lets her hunger and clumsiness get the best of her and accidently ruins Will's cupcakes. The poor girl worries about what he'll think so much that she literally has an Imagine Spot that borders on Nightmare Fuel. Adding on to the stress and guilt, she gets flack from Rose for lying about the monster, when she was the one that actually started the lie, Bella just got carried away with it.

    Wranglum in Disguise 
  • Battiwigs accidentally picks up some hair from Rose, which very conveniently messes with Wranglum's formula that he uses in order to come out of the mirror with a new form, and thus is turned into Petunia, a female filly. Now Petunia, they get angry at Batti for messing with the formula, even if it was an accident, and fire him, knowing fully well that if they don't reach their goal by the end of the day, they will die. He flies away, crying now that all his efforts to impress Wranglum are in vain.
    Battiwigs: Someday he'll appreciate me...
  • This episode really goes out of its way to show just how heartless Wranglum is. When he is in a female filly form as Petunia and Rose shows them the wonders of life, Wranglum legitimately feels no joy for anything (besides the crystals, of course).
  • When Batti talks to Petunia at the Flying Towers, they admit to him that without their power, they are useless. But then Battiwigs says something that makes even the Big Bad reflect on their actions:
    Battiwigs: That's what you always say to me, master.

    Alone at Last 
  • It can be pretty hard to watch Rose try her best to strengthen her friendship bond with Lynn, only for it all to go wrong and for Lynn to get so frustrated to the point of her running away from Rose in the rain.
  • Poor Battiwigs just wants to catch a break from Wranglum, much like Lynn from Rose, and yet he still manages to make his life a living hell by tampering with the weather and scaring him shitless.

    The Lost Mermaid 
  • Glitterina has pretty much given up hope of saving her people and it's made clear what Wranglum did to them has affected her negatively.
  • Will and Bella believe Rose died (which she would've had Glitterina not saved her), and while somewhat Played for Laughs, it's made clear they're heartbroken by the presumed loss of their friend.
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    Farina, the Fire Dragon 
  • Rose being told that her great-grandmother Lilly was the one who made the powerful Dark Crystal, inadvertently aiding Wranglum, all just because of a heartbreak. She starts to doubt who she really is and cries at any mention of Lilly's wrongdoings.
    • Rose's "I Am Who I Am" song only adds on to the sadness.
  • Lynn making quips at Rose when she's already beating herself up on how what Lilly did was all Rose's fault, even though she was just trying to do the right thing. Lynn even declares that Rose is just as bad as Lilly. Ouch.

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