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My take on the whole “That magic was not yours to give!” trend among the MLP fandom!
It’s all in good fun - but I just think Twilight would never ever be that mean to Sunny LMAO - it’s cuter imo if it’s more a passing the torch situation!

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@Aelvir
Yeah but honestly it felt like they were really going out of their way to portray some characters certain way. Were there good moments? Yeah sure, I enjoyed that comic series back then at least. But lot of it feels mostly like relying on shock value.
@CORDZ2000
And that’s another great point. When character is good by nature and it’s one of his or her core traits it’s hard for me to take serious stories that go “What if this character was evil”. Of course that might be up to taste too. I admit the older I get the more tired I am of the idea of well-known and established character getting villain treatment. To me it’s just cynical trope for the sake of it at this point.
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@TheQuietMan
Evil Superman is such a tiresome idea and only sometimes it feels like it’s done well, I can think of two times when it’s handled decently. And Injustice isn’t even one of those examples since it takes way too many liberties with a lot of characters whatsoever (you could even argue Wonder Woman is bigger villain than Supes in that version of DC). Most of the time it’s just writers trying to be edgy or simply thinking you can’t do a good Superman story if he is a regular good guy.
As for Anakin - this example doesn’t even make sense since by default he becomes a villain. First he ever appears in Star Wars he already is Darth Vader. There’s no ifs.
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@Aelvir
It also went on to influence his personality and intended turn to villainy in the recent movies. In general he’s an easy target for elseworlds where heroes become bad guys or vampires or whatever (There was also Red Son, but that one was actually good).
There’s also DC’s not-actually-Superman Evil Supermen: Cyborg Superman, Bizzaro, Superboy Prime, Ultraman…
And of course your Evil Superman pastiches: Homelander, Omni-Man, Brightburn, Like 3 different Marvel versions including Hyperion…
It’s a deconstruction that’s been done to death, is the idea.
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Really nice seeing this. Waaay better than the lazy “oh lets make a protag a villain” approach that doesn’t even feel in character when it comes to Twilight. Excellent work!
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I think it was mostly a way to focus the magic that otherwise came from friendship and companionship. I also theorize that the crystals originated from the Tree of Harmony, as well.
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Honestly, I like this take on this meme far more than the whole ‘The Magic is not yours to give’ schtick. Just as you said, it always felt very out of character for Twilight to do that, considering she was always about friendship and compassion. I hope other artists are inspired by this.
@TheQuietMan
Nope, she is definitely not under oath to not intervene, haha. I still think that she will be shown in an upcoming season of Make your Mark.