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Brass Beau

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Discord was actually a pony that was mutated by the chaos dimension. He slowly replaced his parts with those of other creatures to hide his origin.
Random-Rambling
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@Communist Starlight
Being a unicorn that can actually use spells beyond levitation is like picking a class in D&D, and not everyone gets a class.


Basically. Every unicorn specializes in something. A few unicorns, like Twilight, Starlight, and Sunset, won the metaphorical lottery and specialize in magic itself.

Things like light, telekinesis, and teleportation, theoretically any unicorn can do, but while the first two are easy and require only a modicum of power or skill, teleportation is a whole other beast. Twilight herself only mastered teleportation after becoming a young adult.
Background Pony #8DEF
Changelings—pre-reformation Changelings, anyway—normally subsist on magic they absorb from their victims. However, when that is hard to come by, they generally prefer canned pasta products.

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Chrysalis's horn is that way so that she can use it as a can opener. Further proof!
DoctorWTF

@Random-Rambling

Basically. Every unicorn specializes in something. A few unicorns, like Twilight, Starlight, and Sunset, won the metaphorical lottery and specialize in magic itself.

Things like light, telekinesis, and teleportation, theoretically any unicorn can do, but while the first two are easy and require only a modicum of power or skill, teleportation is a whole other beast. Twilight herself only mastered teleportation after becoming a young adult.


Well, Sweetie Belle was able to teleport (with some difficulty) in "Growing Up is Hard to Do" despite having a cutie mark in something else altogether. It probably couldn't have had anything to do with her adult body — with what they've shown us of how that stuff works, she still would have had to have actually studied and practiced the teleportation spell beforehand.

Though her cutie mark has a star (a feature often associated with "does magic real good") over the coat of arms, so maybe that has something to do with it.

Then again, Scootaloo's cutie mark has a wing and a lightning bolt (features usually associated with "flies real good"), so…
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@DoctorWTF

Teleportation could be one of those things any unicorn can do, but it requires lots of power and particularly skill, since you're basically tearing open a hole in space itself. So many things can go wrong with that. Most unicorns don't even bother because of the risk.

Pinkie is extremely rare, perhaps even unique, in her ability to teleport despite not being a unicorn. Considering she does so without teleportation's signature bang and flash, it's theorized that Pinkie is literally somehow folding space upon itself, as opposed to ripping open a temporary hole.
Latecomer

@Random-Rambling
The oddity described above aside, teleportation has always been shown as a mark of high magical expertise. (Now in G1, it was a common power, but telekinesis wasn't — I'm guessing unicorns were respecced. Wonder what trick G5 ones will get?)
Brass Beau

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@DoctorWTF
Sweetie Belle also studied under Twilight. She was shown to perform accelero which Starlight says is a complicated spell and difficult to perform. It's likely that teleportation simply requires more power than young Sweetie can draw.
DoctorWTF

@Brass Beau
She still probably would have had to practice teleportation beforehand in order to successfully get it off that one time. Though she did look like she was about to pass out — it could simply be that her normal body technically can handle the occasional teleport, but it's way too draining for her to use in daily life.
Brass Beau

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@DoctorWTF
Twilight was shown to struggle with it early on so it looks like the spell is taxing in some way. Considering the power and talents behind the other unicorns to cast it, Sweetie performing it at all is quite the feat.
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