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5th Oct 2019, 6:00 AM in School Raze
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Newbiespud 5th Oct 2019, 6:00 AM edit delete
In the middle of this arc, I was a bit worried that Pinkie Pie was ending up a bit more restrained and openly savvy than she usually is. Some of which could be chalked up to her embodying a different character with a slightly different nuance in personality...

But in retrospect, it kind of makes sense, because a lot of the other characters in this narrative were downright BONKERS. Still one of my favorite season finales from the show, but boy is there a lot of insanity to go around.

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Guest 5th Oct 2019, 6:13 AM edit delete reply
"But in retrospect, it kind of makes sense, because a lot of the other characters in this narrative were downright BONKERS. Still one of my favorite season finales from the show, but boy is there a lot of insanity to go around."

Cozy Glow's villainous monologues have to be some of the best. She'd have been twirling her moustache if she had one.

Although, now I come to think of it, how many other MLP:FiM villains really went in for the classic villain monologue?
Composer99 5th Oct 2019, 6:14 AM edit delete reply
Oops. Forgot my handle in that comment.
Ember 5th Oct 2019, 8:20 AM edit delete reply
I think you mean your handlebar, as in mustache. :-P
BackSet 5th Oct 2019, 11:32 AM edit delete reply

You deserve this.
Guest 5th Oct 2019, 9:24 AM edit delete reply
I think Chryssy had classic villain monologues in both the Season 2 and Season 6 finales.
Digo Dragon 5th Oct 2019, 8:18 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
"Each creature's magic breaks off and merges with its original owner."
-Unicorns can cast again.
-Pegasi can fly.
-Artifacts power back up.
-Earth ponies
-Magical beasts regain their properties.

Status quo returned. >.>
Winged Cat 5th Oct 2019, 12:15 PM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
Even the earth ponies were likely weaker and lacking their connections to the earth - though that's less visible than the other cases. Or perhaps they count under "magical beasts"?
Digo Dragon 5th Oct 2019, 2:41 PM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Magical beasts? On the one hoof, I could say that's quite a backhanded thing to call earth ponies. Instead, I'll say yes, that's what all the mares say about us in bed.
*dirty giggle* XD
Discord 5th Oct 2019, 10:57 AM edit delete reply
Did you know that I almost died here.
That orb was taking even my magic away.
To the point of affecting my life energy.
BackSet 5th Oct 2019, 11:34 AM edit delete reply
That really depends on if you managed to survive to the future.

Unless you're the discord from ghe show in which case, how did you get out!?
Archeo Lumiere 5th Oct 2019, 11:53 PM edit delete reply
It's Discord, both as the GM and the character, don't question it.
Prof. Haystacks 7th Oct 2019, 7:18 AM edit delete reply
Didn't feel like logging in. Anyway, I will reiterate my off-stated soap-box. It was bonkers of the Princesses to put a CHILD in TARTARUS, their maximum-security prison where they don't even have sentient guards. It's not as if she nearly destroyed the world because of an innate ability like Tirek. Him I can understand being sent there as he NEEDS to be away from any source of magic. Cozy Glow just needs some parental discipline, maybe a year at juvi. The latter seems to be a foreign concept to Equestria, but that's another story.
CmndrHurricane 7th Oct 2019, 11:26 AM edit delete reply
the best answer to this I feel, they noticed a big magic problem in a school full of children and brought the ARMY, with full intent to meat her friendship-cult with armed force
Prof. Haystacks 7th Oct 2019, 12:06 PM edit delete reply
That doesn't exactly make it better.
Dragonflight 7th Oct 2019, 10:34 PM edit delete reply
They have a lack of options in Equestria. What makes Cozy Glow a threat isn't magical power. She's a natural manipulator. She makes the Flim/Flam brothers look like rookies by comparison. Worse, she's entirely willing to weaponize her allies if it suits her purposes. Tartarus is a bit overkill, but I don't think they really have a way of dealing with someone like that.

While I was typing this, a scene occurred to me. Strong elements of "A newspaper solves everypony's problems," from over on the Fimfic site.

Neighsay: "Despite it all, she is still a child, and needs *guidance.* I know we lack someone trained in reclaiming young ladies with a talent for supervillainy..." <pauses and looks thoughtful.> "Princess, Celestia, what about your *former* student?"

Celestia: <On her throne, reading a report, and paying the conversation about half the attention Neighsay would like, and glances up often.> "Who... Sunset?"

Neighsay: "Yes, that's the one. I've been given to understand she's reformed her ways, and become something of a teaching prodigy in whatever realm she fled to back in the day. Do you suppose we could put this tiny terror in Sunset's care, and entrust her to undo the damage? I understand magic is limited there, so there should be little if any real difficulty."

<Pauses, and glances over his shoulder as a red glow advances from somewhere behind him.> "Ah... What's that?"

Celestia: <Peers over the report and smirks. "That? Oh, that would be Sunset with a newspaper, Chancellor Neighsay."

Neighsay: "A newspaper?" <looks bewildered.> "I'm afraid I don't understand.

Celestia: <beatific smile on her face.> "Trust me, Chancellor, you're about to..."
Malroth 8th Oct 2019, 1:41 AM edit delete reply
I fail to see why Neighsay deserves newspaper whackings at this point of the conversation, the suggestion is entirely reasonable and even if Sunset disagrees with the idea there seems to be no reason a polite refusal would not be accepted.
Dragonflight 8th Oct 2019, 11:33 AM edit delete reply
It's pretty clear in the stories that Sunset is mostly taking ponies to task for foisting their problems on other people, and refusing to take responsibility for fixing their own problems. Starlight, with magic abuse, and others, for dumping problems on other ponies. Neighsay is just doing the same thing.
Dragonflight 8th Oct 2019, 11:34 AM edit delete reply
Oh, also forgot something. In those stories, Sunset tends to get angry. A lot. So her reaction makes sense there too. :)