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@Daemont92
Why, thank you. But really, both episode 200 and my story simply made the same point. Spike felt he didn’t fully belong because of the past and now he knows he does. Both in the show and in my story he keeps calling Twilight by her name and in both cases the relationship is still a mixture of both.
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@Background Pony #F4A7
The show did not say she’s "not" a mother. There are two episodes about their bond and how they see each other and both are canon. Twilight can feel she’s more of a parent and he may feel more of a sibling. It really is fine to see them as both and this won’t be the first relationship like this on TV as many people pointed out. Also, there is no need to be rude.
Background Pony #A726
It’s both, otherwise the relationship wouldn’t be so intriguing. Show runners seem to agree.
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Background Pony #D289
Another comparison would be Katara and Sokka in Airbender. I’m not big on Airbender lore, but apparently when Sokka tries to remember his mother, he can only see Katara’s face.

I don’t see how they can’t be both – and they could both see it differently at different times. "Father Knows Beast" saw the relationship from Twilight’s POV – in which she clearly sees herself as a parent figure. This episode was more Spike’s POV, and mostly a baby Spike at that, wanting to join in with the fun the "grown-ups" have and not thinking much of "canon implications".

(also, Cathy Weseluck on Twitter said both are correct – so as close to a Word of God confirmation)
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@mjangelvortex
I don’t think anyone has claimed that the mom headcanon is more correct, just that it’s much more popular. Twilight very clearly sees herself in both the older sibling and mother roles at this stage of her life, whereas when she was younger she was not prepared to accept that role, feeling too young herself. The reality is that Twilight is, if anything, the father of Spike. Being that she hatched him but did not lay him, and provided the magical energy needed to complete his embryo development within his shell, that’s really the only role that fits what she accomplished.
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@Daemont92
Well, this suddenly aged poorly.

Not really. Twilight has been very motherly to Spike, just like big sisters can be to their younger siblings.
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Background Pony #0D39
@mjangelvortex

You might be thinking of a certain online review (I think the Nostalgia Critic) where he gets confused over some lines for the sake of humor. But they are brothers in the movie and Luigi just compares Mario to a parent in how he took care of him while he was growing up.
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@AC97

Other examples are Mario and Luigi in the live action Super Mario Bros movie (Luigi has a line there about how Mario took care of him growing up).

And going back to the show, we have Applejack and Apple Bloom. There was even that episode about Applejack being overprotective (Somepony to Take Care of Me).
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The comparison with Lilo and Nani makes total sense. I never really thought of it that way but you’re right. Some older siblings can and do act like parents to their younger siblings sometimes, especially if they have a larger age gap and/or are the actual legal guardians for them if the parents aren’t around.

And that’s what I’m thinking about the hat. She wears the other hats when she’s doing field work or out on adventures. But maybe when she’s relaxing at home or doing something where she knows she won’t risk getting the hat damaged, she wears the original one her father gave her.
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