I mean, I do appreciate that FIM has given us a creative line of new villains for each season. They've us Discord, and Chrysalis, just to name two, but what I would personally prefer is for some, not all but some, villains or antagonists to be brought back, so that they can be built up more and made more complex. A new monster of the week can keep things fresh, but is that better than building on the villains you already have? I have to go with the latter.Read more >
I made a similar topic a long time ago, asking whether or not Chrysalis should become a recurring character for season 3. However, this topic relates more specifically to her character, in terms of personality and more importantly, her role in the show.
You see, I do not see it as out of the question for Chrysalis to return in season 3. The way she was defeated really opens up that possibility.
However, this presents a problem. If she was to return, her ability to pose a threat to Equestria would have to be somewhat reduced in the light of the obvious fact that there's going to be a new big bad in the next season, as well as the likely return of Discord. Sure, she can still be powerful and pose a threat, but for a second time around, she wou…Read more >
Okay, imagine this situation: Celestia and Luna. Poof. No longer in charge. What happened? Doesn't matter - resignation, coup d'état, suddenly disappeared, whatever. All you need to know is that they are no longer in control of Equestria and the system that has stood in place for thousands of years has basically collapsed as a result. What happens next?
Riots and/or separatism between the different races of pony or the ordinary ponies against the social elite? A series of coups? Invasion by hostile neighboring countries? Somepony else takes over and sets up a new system?
What I'm asking you is, in your own opinion, A) what do you think would happen realistically? or B) What would you personally prefer to happen?Read more >
Here is how I see the Crystal Empire episodes. The Crystal Empire was founded by one of the heirs of Princess Platinum who no longer wished to be ruled over by Celestia and Luna, and so left Equestria with subjects loyal to him and set up the Crystal Empire, calling back to Platinum's love of gems. However, for some reason, perhaps due to fear/paranoia of Equestria, the Empire decided to remove itself from that reality for thousands of years. When they reappear, the current Emperor is a descendant of Platinum, as well as Cadence (and most likely most of the Unicorn nobles in Canterlot). The Emperor could at first appear nice and good to work with, even if quite proud and nationalistic and a sense of self-entitlement, but it is soon reveale…Read more >
Okay, as much as I like the Changelings, I do have a problem or two with the way they're interpreted by some in the fandom. I have no qualms about them being portrayed as more sympathetic and not uniformly evil (the latter I actually advocate), but I keep seeing their actions being justified (like most MLP villains) to the point they are portrayed as victims, not wrong in itself, but a lot of fans begin to take this as fanon, or canon, or whatever it's classified as. I have a problem with this, because I cannot agree, no matter how much I like Changelings, that they were any way in the right in what they did in Canterlot Wedding. Also, my other gripe is how fans justification of their actions sometimes leads to making the heros out to be s…Read more >