Overview of the Crystal Empire's train station.
Business as usual for the train station.
The Mane Six arriving at the Crystal Empire.
"...But, to be honest, I'm a little nervous too."
It's like you wanna jump up and down and yell "YAY ME!!"
"But you also wanna curl up in a teeny-tiny ball..."
"...and hide at the same time!"
"I'm there almost every day."
"You've got no reason to fret, Twi. Everything's gonna be just..."
Look at all that dreadful dirt down there.
Did you see all that dreadful dirt?!
"Just feel a little self-conscious about wearing it."
"Haven't really gotten accustomed to these yet, either."
Curses! I did it perfectly at my coronation.
...But at that time, I was gliding on the narrativium energies of the song number.
"You are a princess now, Twilight. Embrace it!" (It's great to have a very best Alicorn
"If I had a crown like that I'd never take it off"
I'd go to Nightmare Night as a princess or something.
I can completely believe that.
The Crystal Empire throne room.
Wow, I'm not used to this.
"Her highness, Princess Twilight Sparkle!"
"I haven't seen you since the coronation!"
"We have so much to discuss. But it can wait until tomorrow."
"You all look tired from your journey. Now, off to bed, all of you."
Twilight, getting out her crown.
Princess or just Twilight?
"What's wrong, Twilight?"
"I don't know, Spike. I'm just... worried, I guess."
"What if now that I'm a princess, Celestia expects me to lead a kingdom of my own?" You do now, Twi!
"Just because I have this crown and these wings, it doesn't mean I'll be a good leader!"
"Aw, sure you will, Twilight."
"Now come on, you should get some shut-eye."
How do Pegasi sleep with these wings getting in the way?!
A night guard with a torch...horn?
Magical villainous pony who is not Trixie this time around.
Serious Sparkle sleeping soundly.
Silly Spike snoring sincerely.
'Tis a unicorn taking Twilight's crown.
Careful not to wake the egghead princess.
Her pocket sparkles! Or... my crown! AHHHH!
Twilight's friends are waking up.
Girls! Prepare for battle!
Never assume that a unicorn can't move faster than her running speed!
Nowhere to run now... but why is she still running?
Sunset stealing the crown.
Huh? Who's following me?!
"Sorry it had to be this way..."
And that's my cue. Winner exit, stage right.
See you later or never, whichever comes last.
...I'm sure her Momjesty has a spare Rainbow Deathray.
"Sunset Shimmer, a former student of mine."
"She began her studies with me not long before Twilight."
"But when she did not get what she wanted as quickly as she liked, she turned cruel and dishonest."
"...but she eventually decided to abandon her studies and pursue her own path."
"One that has sadly led to her stealing your crown."
"She replaced Twilight's with this one."
"I suppose Sunset Shimmer thought you wouldn't notice right away that this was not yours. And by the time you did..."
"...it would be too late to go after your crown and Element of Harmony.
"But I don't understand. Where did she go? Why did she take the crown?"
"You'll soon know more about this place than even I do."
"This is no ordinary mirror. It is a gateway to another world."
"A gateway that opens once every thirty moons."
Don't touch the mirror. We know how you feel, Luna.
"It has always been kept in the throne room of Canterlot Castle..."
"But when Princess Cadance took over the Crystal Empire..."
"...we sent it here for her to watch over."
"I had always hoped that Sunset Shimmer would someday use it to return, to come back to Equestria seeking my guidance."
"Obviously, this is not what has happened."
"Twilight, you must use the mirror..."
"...to go into this other world and retrieve your crown."
"Without it, the other Elements of Harmony have no power and Equestria is left without one of its most important means of defense."
She really doesn't want to...
"Your crown does not belong in the place..."
"...Sunset Shimmer now calls home."
"And in her possession, your Element of Harmony will no doubt be used to bring harm..."
"...to the inhabitants of this other realm."
"They will not have the power to defend themselves."
"You understand the importance of your task?"
"Good. Then you must go at once."
"We're goin' with her! Right, girls?"
"You do realize that's not a real word, right?" (What are you, a dictionary?)
"I'm afraid I can't let you go." (Twilight is SHOCKED)
WHAT?! What kind of princess are you anyway?
Why not?! Let me and my friends go!
"Sending all of you could upset the balance of this alternate world..."
"...creating havoc that would make it impossible for Twilight to get the crown back..."
"This is something Princess Twilight must do alone."
"Time is of the essence."
"On the third day, when the moon reaches its peak in the night sky, the gateway will close. And once it does..."
"...it will be another thirty moons before you will be able to use it to return."
One would wonder where the other half went.
Pony friends are worried.
Spike looks like he's gonna sneeze.
Whoa! I didn't know she could stretch like that..
joins Twilight in the vortex.
Warped Twilight and Spike
Aww Spike is even cuter as a puppy, than a dragon!
"I... think so. But I have no idea what you are!"
Aaaaaaaaah! I'm a human!!!!
That was a bit of an over-reaction.
Aaaaah, get these hands away from me!
These things on my arm that aren't hooves have bendy parts?
Okay okay, deep breath Twilight.
What does the rest of me look like?!
"Um... like you, only not you. Your muzzle's really small".
What happened to my muzzle!?
Are you gonna scream again?
This must be the portal back
Twi looking at her "school"
Twilight? Aren't you supposed to walk on two legs like a normal human?
Twi looking at a human and his dog.
Spike was killed by something, SMB style.
That girl didn't ran on all four and her dog certainly didn't talk.
Nothing happened, let's move along.
This school had only 5 windows moments ago.
Spike the Dog just sitting there
Let's magically open the door...
We've all done this at least once.
Twi, your forehead is bare
"My magic! It isn't working!"
"Makes sense. You don't exactly have your horn."
"We really need to find you a mirror."
Spike and Twi have a lookie look at the school and spot a safety violation (doors on public buildings are supposed to open out).
My, people come and go so quickly around here...
Well this is embarrassing.
Twi, you need to learn to have some hand-eye coordination.
Haven't seen you around these parts.
Here, let me help you up.
Looks WAY too much like Shining Armor...
Spike the Puppy looking at Twi
A cute, familiarly shy girl is being scolded and bullied by this angsty red-head teen.
That... looks awkward in more ways than one.
Slipping down the locker unable to defend herself.
Twilight doesn't approve of this.
Spike really doesn't approve of this.
"It's no wonder your best friends are all stray animals!"
"How DARE you speak to her that way!"
Intense staredown... everybody run!
Oh please. Why are people always doing that?!
"Wake up and embrace your fate!"
Norman has every right to be terrified.
"I don't speak English. What are you talking about?"
"Animal shelter needs more volunteers"
Jeez, universe- hitting a little harshly, aren't we?
Spike seems to enjoy his petting a little too much... just saying.
"Technically, I guess she and Vice Principal Luna do make the rules."
"Where is she now?"
"Probably in her office."
"Third door on your left"
At first I was only going to take the bunny, but then the kitty looked lonely, then the bird got cute...
"Oh no, I'm late for class!"
...uh, Twilight... she's not royalty in this world, so...
"How may I help you?" (See, I told you she isn't interested in royalty.)
Principal Celestia at her desk.
"Like the Grand Galloping Gala!"
"The Grand Galloping Gala?"
Celestia was actually snooping into Luna's office! (look at the symbol above the door)
Upon seeing the new girl acting weird, the nerd in this photo was forever scarred and would never talk to girls ever again.
"Looks like if I want my crown back..."
"...I'll have to become Princess of the Canterlot High Fall Formal."
"So that's what I'm gonna do!"
"And how exactly do you plan on doing that?"
"I have no idea!"
Let's hope that's a veggie burger.(Makes sense - Fluttershy took the same)
Fluttershy drops the bowl.
What would the Eco Kids say about using so many napkins?
Granny Smith, the lunch lady.
Normal day in the lunchroom.
The Techies.(Someone here looks like Featherweight..)
"Why is everypony--" *SMACK!*
"--I mean, everybody separated this way?"
"How do you eat as one of these... hairless apes?!"
Uh, Twilight? Aren't you supposed to use your hands like a normal human?
What are you talking about? I never picked this apple up with my mouth.
Sheepish grins: the only way to guarantee no suspicion falls on you.
Nice job with the decorating.
Its raining colored paper.
"Hi, I'm Twilight Sparkle, and..."
"How did she know my name?"
In Equestria Girls, balloons blow up Pinkie!
"No. Not unless that's something you can do here…"
Happy Pinkie... maybe a little too happy.
"I thought you didn't look familiar".
"Though, now that I'm really looking at you..."
"Has a pet dog named Spike that looks just like that one?"
Did you know that Finn the Human's original name was Pen?
That's not how you hold a pen...
Pinkie Pie shocked about Twilight's Penmanship
Whoo-wee! We really need some air conditioning in here.
Is that Big McIntosh? "Ee-yup."
That's some delicious cider.
"Here comes the backstabbing..."
Pinkie Pie riding on a... balloon?
Twi is shocked and appaled!
"That one's tryin' to hide a secret, but I am totally on to her."
Sunset Shimmer has arrived.
Dang! Has someone got actual nails for nails?
Shortly after this, Applejack broke Sunset Shimmer's back... using her head!
"Not anymore!" (Apparently, that says "Twilight Sparkle". Yeah, not buying it.)
What? Someone dares oppose my rule?
Sunset Shimmer doesn't approve.
She could be the new stare master!