Page 95 - In the Aftermath

15th Mar 2012, 6:00 AM
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In the Aftermath
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Newbiespud 15th Mar 2012, 6:00 AM edit delete
Where does Trollestia/Tyrantlestia come from? Well...

You've got the whole "I knew what would happen despite statements to the contrary" going on, which paints her as a Chessmaster at least. For one brief shot (panel 4), there is a moment where Celestia is very imposing and stern-looking towards her younger sister. And the entire time, Princess Luna is switching between panicking and cowering, avoiding eye contact at all costs.

This is the first time we see the Princesses, and the messages are a little mixed.


technopony 15th Mar 2012, 6:09 AM edit delete reply
Campaign intro. In the words of Cole Macgrath, "oh hell yes" >:)
Brony Is Magic 15th Mar 2012, 6:11 AM edit delete reply
I agree with that being the base for Tyrantlestia (along with her sending her enemies to the moon or turning them to stone), but I have no idea where Trollestia comes from. Or Molestia, for that matter. Anyone care to explain?
Demonu 15th Mar 2012, 6:25 AM edit delete reply
Trollestia comes from the fact that, if Celestia just bothered to tell the mane six what was going on, a whole lot could have been prevented.

Like during A bird in the Hoof: she could have just told Fluttershy "Philomeena is a phoenix and she's about to be reborn." so that Fluttershy wouldn't panic that much.
Or when the Cakes were serving her tea: instead of just flat-out telling them that everything was oké, she decides to prank them.
Or how about sending only 2 tickets for the Gala to Twilight? She knew that Twilight had made friends, she could have easily send 6 (+1 for Spike) but no, she had to have Twilight learn something about friendship.
Or one of the biggest: instead of telling Twilight all about Nightmare Moon, "Nope, go do something seemingly irrelevant to the impending apocalypse without me telling you anything. Have fun!"

Of course, in hindsight this might portray Celestia as a Chessmaster but when taken out of context, most of it just seems to be for teh lulz.

I have no idea where Molestia comes from. I think someone just did a play on words and the Internet decided to roll with it.
Brony Is Magic 15th Mar 2012, 6:29 AM edit delete reply
Oh. Thanks, and for making things clear you get this-
mrjl 15th Mar 2012, 9:19 AM edit delete reply
I think it's based on the fact she takes in young ponies as "apprentices"

Mejui 15th Mar 2012, 9:52 AM edit delete reply
To be fair to Celestia regarding the Gala tickets, I think it's safe to assume she meant the two she sent to be for Twilight and Spike (who might like the excuse to return to Canterlot). It probably didn't occur to her until the letter at the end that Twilight's other five friends wanted to come.
Guest 21st Mar 2012, 12:05 AM edit delete reply
or maybe she expected Twilight to BRING A DATE? Anyway, invitation-plus-one is the standard, Miss Manners approach for giving out invites to a party.