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Main series however… prepare for a roller coaster after reflections.
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So, regarding the upcoming four-part arc Siege of the Crystal Empire, here are my predictions/wishlist:

1. Radiant Hope uses her healing powers or an age spell to live for 1000 years.
2. Hope brings Sombra back to life with her healing powers.
3. Hope offers to heal Queen Chrysalis' holes.
4. The villain team go to Tartarus and break Tirek out of prison.
5. Shining Armor actually gets to help defend the empire with his magic this time.
6. Plot twist: Chrysalis was in the empire the entire time pretending to be X!
7. Sombra uses his powers to mess with the ponies heads.
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I'm not sure the changelings' holes are enough of a problem to them that Radiant Hope could use offering to heal their holes as a bargaining chip.

Why do the changelings still have holes anyway? Celestia blasted them centuries ago. Are all the changelings in the present ancient like Chrysalis or did Celestia hit them so hard it permanently altered their DNA? Oh dear, I may be getting too meta for this thread.
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I prefer the 'ancient changeling' theory.

Because the other one is just way too dumb.

It'd make more sense if she offered them the heart as part of the spoils. Since it's practically everything they could want as a species.
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If Queen Chrysalis can live that long, the other Changelings would too I would think.

The fact that they are magic mutant horseflies created "artificially" leads me to think they may not have a means to reproduce, but that would mean their numbers would stagnate and decline over time due to death and injury.

I propose that they reproduce by full body mytosis, and that the holes are copied, which is why many Changelings have identical holes.
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We haven't seen how the Crystal Heart affects Changelings yet, but isn't it a weapon that converts happiness into evil-destroying magic? I don't think the Heart would be of any use to her, and Sombra will most likely want it to be destroyed.

Though the Crystal Ponies would be a feast for the Changelings, and make good slaves for Sombra once drained of emotion, that could be a good deal for them.
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Okay, I guess.
Rather than the Changelings having holes because pew pew Celestia beam, what really pissed me off was Cook writing a Celestia willing to use such a brutal attack against a foe.
But again, Cook really goes out of her way to be edgy just for the sake of being edgy.
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@Anonycat
And after a show of such force, locking them in a volcano.

Seems like a roundabout way of getting rid of them.

@ice1517
That entire part of the comic turns it into revenge for the changelings.
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@ice1517
Yeah but still the way the changelings got their holes are a bit contrived because that means that either they're ancient like chrysalis or they're born with their holes somehow.
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@Anonycat
Brutal and edgy? Hardly. Celestia did only cosmetic damage to the changelings and banished them to a volcano. She could have and I'd argue should have done more considering this was immediately after the changelings had attacked a city.
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@ice1517
I meant changelings getting revenge.

And I liked them better when I could consider them an entire new threat, not another victim of Celestia's Under The Rug Syndrome.
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