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28th Sep 2021, 6:00 AM in Magical Mystery Cure
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Newbiespud 28th Sep 2021, 6:00 AM edit delete
Imagining Celestia approaching with a video-game-esque WARNING siren intro put a smile on my face for a few minutes, which, y'know, is all you can ask for sometimes when you're writing.

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FanOfMostEverything 28th Sep 2021, 6:01 AM edit delete reply
Darn it, Spud, now I'm imagining the Smash Bros. "Challenger Approaching" siren over that scene. Presumably Twilight's invitation is in the journal.
Digo 28th Sep 2021, 7:25 AM edit delete reply
Last panel: Celestia is about to show off her fanfiction.
ANW 28th Sep 2021, 8:56 AM edit delete reply
Hey, it has to be better than Twilight's.
Winged Cat 28th Sep 2021, 10:02 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
Is it reasonable to suspect that, many years ago, Celestia showed Twilight her fanfiction to help cement Twilight's love of reading? (With a side effect of Twilight trying to write works that measured up to works written by an author with hundreds of years of practice, leading to Twilight's self-depreciating perfectionism.)
TheCorporal 28th Sep 2021, 10:24 AM edit delete reply
Alternatively, Twilight took Celestia's self-insert Mary Sue fanfiction literally, giving her the impression that Celestia is far more perfect than she actually is.
RuBoo 28th Sep 2021, 5:16 PM edit delete reply
I'm not sure a Celestia SI would be a Mary Sue. Worst case, she'd be an Anti-Sue... But that's if she turns the self-deprecation way up, like I tend to.
Obviously 29th Sep 2021, 8:26 AM edit delete reply
Is obvious, Celestia is the King NPC that send the Hero to take care of the Dragon/Demon King at the beginning and never move from the throne
Balrighty 28th Sep 2021, 7:42 AM edit delete reply
And now I'm imagining Celestia just slowly walking forward doing the Kill Bill whistle.
Staren 28th Sep 2021, 9:56 AM edit delete reply
Dang, now I'm imagining Utsuho's WARNING banner from the fighting game when Celestia approaches

Makes sense with the sun theme, too
Staren 28th Sep 2021, 10:00 AM edit delete reply
Wow that was surprisingly hard to find on youtube -- seen around 2:48 here
Staren 28th Sep 2021, 10:11 AM edit delete reply
Celestia starting to greet all ":D Welcome, my little p--" *BWRRRT BWRRRT BWRRRRT* "*sigh* every damn time..."
...Now I wanna see TJ Pones or Jargon Scott animate this...
Winged Cat 28th Sep 2021, 10:05 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
For any villain protagonist in the many centuries between Luna's banishment and Twilight's rise, any encounter with Celestia would be Super-Cosmic Final Boss grade - usually while the villain is woefully underleveled, with predictable results (which is rather the point, from Celestia's point of view).
Ariamaki 28th Sep 2021, 4:30 PM edit delete reply
I imagine that with a specific shmup flavor to it, like one of those gigantic screen-covering boss crawls and a bit of just-slightly-off text.

The colossal white wingading hornse approaches with malicious intent!
Torquelift 28th Sep 2021, 5:06 PM edit delete reply
I read this to the same rhythm as "The Doomslayer has entered the building" from Doom Eternal.
Wulfraed 28th Sep 2021, 6:36 PM edit delete reply
Re: panel 4

Hopefully before C and L split for the hills, dumping rulership on Twilight ...
Final Boss Incoming 29th Sep 2021, 8:24 AM edit delete reply
Celestia, The Alicorn block your way

Celestia destroy [Mercy]

You are too scared to move

Celestia destroy [ACT]

You try to [Attack] but Celestia Evades

Celestia [Attack] 999999999999999

Game Over
Winged Cat 29th Sep 2021, 9:31 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
Ironically, one of the main differences of her evil side is that Daybreaker might refuse to let you die, giving you torture after torture until you either find a way to fight back or give up. Celestia is more merciful (and more successful, not needlessly giving foes more chances to win).