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\\\'\\\'\\\"she\\\'s a tactless jerkass who guilt-tripped the ruler of the land for things out of her control,\\\"\\\'\\\'

Yes, but Vinyl didn\\\'t realize this at that point in the story; she truly believed that Celestia had done Luna a grave (and avoidable) injustice. Does this justify Vinyl becoming a self-righteous SoapboxSadie? No, but it gives the scene its necessary context.

\\\'\\\'\\\"...an illegal event she organized out of spite...\\\"\\\'\\\'

Let\\\'s examine the circumstances behind Vinyl\\\'s \\\"illegal event\\\". Quoting from [[Fanfic/TheVinylScratchTapes the main page]]:

\\\'\\\'\\\"First, [Prince Blueblood] cancels Octavia and her ensemble\\\'s performances out of spite after Vinyl mocks him on air. Then, when Vinyl talks Octavia into holding an outdoor concert anyway, he locks Beauty Brass in \\\'the fillies\\\' restroom,\\\' then claims to be holding her hostage, with the deed to K-COLT as her ransom.\\\"\\\'\\\'

If Vinyl was acting out of spite, then Blueblood is doubly guilty. The Prince might have had the \\\'\\\'legal\\\'\\\' right to cancel the original concert, but from a \\\'\\\'moral\\\'\\\' standpoint, he was clearly wrong, and Vinyl responded to that the only way she knew how.

I personally believe that Vinyl is less a full-fledged {{Jerkass}} than a flawed but compassionate JerkWithAHeartOfGold. The HeroicBSOD she\\\'s currently suffering seems to confirm that, but we\\\'ll have to wait for further chapters to see where Vinyl\\\'s CharacterDevelopment takes her.
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