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7th Jun 2018, 6:00 AM
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Newbiespud 7th Jun 2018, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
This is another one of those moments where, as a viewer, the sudden Rainbow Dash pep talk about friendship struck me as a little odd and sudden. I never really bought that Rainbow Dash of all ponies was really passionate about friendship. Yet from the writer's side, I can find an angle where it makes a bit more sense.

Rainbow Dash/'s player at this point doesn't really fully understand or internalize the importance of friendship / roleplaying, but she knows it's gotten them this far. When the team is down and facing incredible odds, the best thing she can think of to boost morale is a team coach pep talk. So of course she'll randomly evangelize on the subject a bit, because she knows that's what makes this group special and binds it together, gives it strength. If this were a group of Wonderbolts she was partied up with, this would sound a little different.

In my interpretation, both in show and in comic, Rainbow Dash has a greater grasp of situational context than she lets on. She would just prefer the context was almost always "Rainbow Dash is great."

23 Comments:

ThatGuest 7th Jun 2018, 6:04 AM edit delete reply
My pep talk for this kind of situation would be to put my head down on the table and cry in dispair over how fast this was going to end badly.
KS_Claw 7th Jun 2018, 6:10 AM edit delete reply
Not gonna lie, I am looking forward to what happens next X3
Discord 7th Jun 2018, 6:15 AM edit delete reply
She makes a good political speech, but nothing to back it up with.
It's too bad that I can't physical harm them.
I would be cut from the show faster than Butterflutter can fly.
FanOfMostEverything 7th Jun 2018, 7:13 AM edit delete reply
Any brute can end a life. It takes a true artiste to ruin one.
TyrantViewer 7th Jun 2018, 3:14 PM edit delete reply
yeah- that is why I liked the monochroming of the mane six in canon- except for fluttershy discord basically just talked them into their worst attitudes and just used magic to stabilize it- no brainwashing, no altering of their minds, just letting their own flaws come to the for and then just enough magic to hammer it in. I really like how his whole plan was basically- "make is so noone is capable of using the elements against me" he knew better than to rely on targeting the magical tools that stopped him before, so now he just makes so noone is willing or able to stop him- with the entertaining side effect of making everyone have an attitude that is less harmonious and probably more entertaining to him
Guest 7th Jun 2018, 6:33 PM edit delete reply
Butterflutter? HOW DARE-
Digo Dragon 7th Jun 2018, 6:17 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Role Playing, the best way to succeed because the dice are usually against you. :3

As a GM, I find that if I pull away di