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5th Nov 2011, 6:00 AM
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Monologue Interruptus
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Newbiespud 5th Nov 2011, 6:00 AM edit delete
The threat of Nightmare Moon is an unusual one. Not bad, just unusual.

Most villains are threatening because they have yet to fully achieve their plan, but everyone wants to keep them from winning. Nightmare Moon, by comparison, apparently completes her goal within seconds of escaping from the moon. She just shows up and instantly claims victory.


dzamie 5th Nov 2011, 6:18 AM edit delete reply
Selective use of the Royal Canterlot Voice?
Now headcanon, thanks.

Similar things tended to happen to the group I play with, although the scenarios don't involve ponies.
"We'll show you that dragons are inferior!" [gets punched by dragonborn party member for 1d4 and falls through a trapdoor]
BigBare 5th Nov 2011, 6:19 AM edit delete reply
I never cared much for smite attacks. 1d6 extra damage just doesnt cut it for me in most cases. Only reason I have ever played a paladin was to run around saying "Lawful good is lawful great!"

But this imposes the question for teh night pony, is she rocking a few blackguard levels and looking to actually smite good or is she just just tossing the word smite out there in place of another synonym such as destroy or decimate?
BigBare 5th Nov 2011, 6:22 AM edit delete reply
And who is we? Big Bad Evil Pony have a touch of psycosis? SHES REALLY AN ALTERNATE PERSONALITY OF THE SUN PONY THATS THE ANSWER!!!
Exploding Pineapple Ninja 5th Nov 2011, 6:41 AM edit delete reply
"We" is the usual pronoun used by royalty to refer to themselves.

Bleh. That sentence doesn't sound grammatically correct at all.
Torg 5th Nov 2011, 7:36 AM edit delete reply
Royals are apparently too good for the first-person singular.
Anon 5th Nov 2011, 7:56 AM edit delete reply
Royals do more than just rule the country. They represent the country; they ARE the country. And since countries usually consist of more than one person, royals use 'we' when speaking to remind the listener that when the King or Queen speaks s/he speaks for ALL.

Chris 5th Nov 2011, 9:56 AM edit delete reply
Actually, use of the Royal We when a nobleperson is speaking of themselves in the modern era is generally traced to the various Louis of France. They used We to refer to themselves and God, a not-so-subtle reminder that they supposedly ruled by divine right.

This theory is not uncontested, however. Others believe the modern origin comes from Queen Victoria's England, where We was used to refer to the Queen and the royal household, on the assumption that no-one in the royal circle would dare disagree with their ruler.

In either case, other nobles began copying the trend as a way to make themselves seem more regal, and it's stuck around (albeit mostly as a joke these days) ever since.
Krishnath 5th Nov 2011, 1:28 PM edit delete reply