Oh, don't mind us, we're just standing here!
Where is it where is it?!
Spike being squashed by a book.
Such a big heavy book for a baby dragon.
These sack ain't gonna fit this book!
Well, that was a fast find.
Spike must be really aggravated.
"That isn't going to be enough cards!"
Twilight gone to full rage.
A depiction of Shining Armor and Princess Cadance's victory over the Changelings.
Hey, Shining Armor and Cadance got their own window!
Luna and Celestia discuss Twilight's test
"The empire's magic is powerful. It cannot fall again, my sister."
"She will succeed at her task. And when she does, we'll know that she is that much closer to being ready."
I've got everything I need.
That's a looooooooooong paper.
Hmm,Twilight, it isn't this kind of test.
"This is a different kind of test."
"The Crystal Empire has returned."
You're not supposed to be looking for information...
...because not many people know of it.
Let me show you something.
Ooh, a crystal. What does this do?
Twilight looking at the Crystal Empire.
A vision of a once happy crystal pony family.
Transformation of darkness.
A flashback to his Era of tyranny.
Sombra has flaming eyes of doom.
And he is happy to have them.
Geez it's just like Nazi Germany,
Dramatic back lit shot of Celestia and Luna
Turned to shadow and sealed away.
King Sombra screaming as he gets sealed away.
King Sombra's imprisonment.
The Crystal Empire, going back to the way it was.
And when the world needs it most, it vanished!
"If the empire is filled with hope and love, ..."
"...those things are reflected across all of Equestria."
Princess Celestia has dark magic powers.
Transformation of darkness again!
Darkness creeping up on Twilight
It's a (demonstration) trap!
Twilight scared of the dark crystals.
Princess Celestia must be so proud after doing this...
"Which is why I need your help finding a way to protect it."
"You want me to protect an entire empire?"
"This is a different kind of test."
"By joining Princess Cadance and Shining Armor in the Crystal Empire."
Princess Luna, waiting outside.
Hey it's Princess Luna...well, a little too serious Princess Luna.
Feeling Luna's serious gaze.
Another motherly moment by Princess Celestia.
"It must be you and you alone who ultimately assists Princess Cadance and Shining Armor in doing what needs to be done to protect the empire."
What's taking Twilight so long?
"Oh, Twilight. That was fast."
Oh no, is she going to break into a song?
Spike whispering to Twilight, asking if she failed.
Is everything alright Twilight?
"I was prepared to do my best, thought I could handle any test..."
Song time! My kind of time!
"For I can do so many tricks, but I wasn't prepared for this
Who are you, invading my music video?
What is this, a Shoeshine
x fancy stallion moment?
"Levitation would have been a breeze..."
"...facts and figures I recite with ease."
"The square root of 546 is 23.36664289109"
"I could ace a test on friendship's bliss..."
"But I wasn't prepared for this."
The wind is flowing through her mane.
Singing back-up for Twilight.
Twilight is about to teleport.
Ponies are always adorable no matter how they feel.
Twilight and Spike, are the best Equestrian dancers!
"Oh no I wasn't prepared..."
Twilight is walking in a depressed way while Spike walks gleefully.
"Uh, prepared for what exactly?"
"We're going to the Crystal Empire."
Rarity was the only one prepared and she's happy about it.
How about sharing some of your scarves, Miss Generosity?
Aww, siblings love at its finest! ^_^
There are things out there we really don't want to run into after dark.
W-what does he mean by that?
Let's just say the empire... isn't the only thing that's returned.
Come on girls, we better get to the Crystal Empire.
But Princess Celestia said I was being sent here to find a way to protect the empire!
If King Sombra can't get in, then it must already be protected.
Ooh noo, this can't be good.
That's one of the things, isn't it?
We have to get to the Crystal Empire.
Uh oh, time to run ponies!
Shining Armor saves Spike
Escape from King Sombra's Shadow
A shadow of a new villain behind the ponies
King Sombra "eats" Shining Armor
Main Six run to the safety of the Crystal Empire.
Shining escapes but is in worse condition than before.
No sign of King Sombra here.
The castle of the crystal empire
Why can't you enjoy the scenery too!
You can't be serious Rainbow!
Rainbow's words are sinking in.
Rarity, nose to nose with a concealed emotion Rainbow Dash.
Rainbow's got you, Rarity.
Meeting Cadance, who has seen better days.
Princess Cadance's spirits are lifted at seeing Twilight Sparkle.
Sunshine Sunshine... again
The heavy burden Princess Cadance bears.
"Her magic will not last forever"...
"That's why we're ALL here!.."
"There are CRYSTAL PONIES???"
Rarity, what's the matter with you?
Rarity releases her hair.
I hope they don't remember this.
All right, Twilight is looking at us.
Some weird stuff is going on.
"This is going to be great!"
She's your sister so tell me what she means by this research paper.
Pinkie just ruined the joke.
Still surprised by...well Pinkie.
Is it just me or does Spike look smaller? Anyway he does look cute in this shot.
Gotta trust that wink of confidence.
Twilight and Spike at the doorstep of a crystal pony.
A shocking occurrence - terrified of the memory of being ruled under Sombra.
Crystal Pony winces at a bad memory
Twilight whispering to Spike.
Spike, upset about not getting any information.
Twilight and Spike, as they leave the crystal pony's house.
Come on, I know you got something!
Rainbow Dash is determined to get answers!
I wish I could help you. Really.
Rainbow dashing after a crystal pony.
When Rainbow Dash wants answers, she wants answers!
"You gotta know something!"
Fluttershy seems unsure of which pony to ask.
Hey wait! I wanna ask you something.
These Crystal Ponies are seriously emo...
Fluttershy remembering her assertive training from a while back.
Come on, these ponies must be awoken pronto.
Ooh sorry, didn't know you were just hanging out.
"Oh, I can see you're busy. That's fine.."
We have a spy lurking among us.
"Time to gather some intel."
Spy Pie, ready to investigate.
Crystal Ponies feel like something is missing
"It looks the same, but it doesn't feel the same."
"Thats because it ISN'T!'"'
Must have noticed my night vision goggles
A smile is hidden on Pinkie Pie's face.
Pinkie pie breaking logic as usual.
Rarity is a Crystal Pony.
Rarity just looks magnificent.
And when you flip your mane, it simply must create a rainbow of color.
Rarity flicking her beautiful hair.
Back away from the crazy pony.
Rarity & Rainbow Dash arrive to give their progress reports.
The Thing is in Equestria now
The most disturbing thing yet?!
"My cover has been blown"
"Oh why didn't you say so?"
The main 6 and Spike approaching the library
Dashing through book after book.
Pinkie Pie defying the laws of physics to find a book
Finding book after book, Twilight never gives up!
Poor Spike, having to carry that heavy book all by himself
Twilight telling her friends that Princess Cadance needs their help.
Fluttershy, how did your wings get all the way back there?
A picture of two ponies jousting.
Putting on the jousting armor.
Rainbow Dash, does look awesome.
Hope that cloth is fine silk.
Rarity helps out, during the song.
Picture of two crystal ponies picking crystal berries.
Pinkie Pie and Applejack enjoy picking some Crystal Berries.
Crystal berries, must taste good, Applejack enjoys some.
A picture of a baby sheep.
The admission for the petting zoo was downright sheep.
Fluttershy and Applejack singing along.
Picture of a crystal pony blowing a flugel horn.
Pinkie Pie: Not exactly the world's best flugel horn player.
And the Crystal Kingdom anthem
Doing everything according to the book.
Twilight explaining the importance of the crystal heart to Applejack
So, I cut one out of a crystal block.
....I'll be apple cider Twilight, great job!
Looks like it's time to get this festival rolling.
Out come Princess Cadance, Twilight and Shining Armor.
Attention crystal ponies!
Would like to let you all know about..
The ponies, at the opening of the Crystal Faire.
The crystal empire librarian.
The crystal ponies regaining their memories and shiny bodies
While the two mares chat about something important that is not presented yet thanks to the writer, Rainbow Dash is busy eating some corn.
"Do you think they really have it?"
"Can't have a Crystal Faire without the crystal heart, right?"
She regains her memory about the crystal heart.
Rainbow Dash, in a rainbow blur.
"This book said nothing about the crystal ponies powering the heart."
A page missing from the book.
Oh no, she doesn't look so good.
There there dear, I got you.
I need help, Shining Armor.
"Twily, go, we need your help!"
I'll find the crystal heart, that thing is moving in quickly.
The empire, slowly losing its shiny atmosphere.
The black smoke, is coming closer to the empire.
Lord of the Rings meets MLP?
King Sombra, has returned.