IDW Thread (Spoilers)

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To be fair:

Only Twilight knew Cadance. The others would not have known how she should act.

That conflict didn't last long, Rainbow Dash even figured out it was Changelings. I wasn't even crucial to Chrysalis' plan, she just did it for entertainment.
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While this comic was pushing it, I feel the show has set some precedence for our mane characters being pretty gullible, and they tend to swap around whose the one correct person without much consistency. Between them spontaneously believing talking butterflies and apple piles while a known shapeshifter is about, falling for Chrysalis's first go, getting played like a damn fiddle each time the FlimFlam's show up, not seeing through Celestia's transparent test of character about the Crystal Empire, or anything having to do with their boneheaded plan to reform Discord it's not that hard to scheme around the majority of this group, at least briefly.

Lets face it, none of our heroes are really consistently brilliant. I think they're all too prone to meltdowns and blindly accepting things to really qualify as guile heroes.
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Okay, I guess.
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There's a difference between being gullible and being a goddamn idiot.

In this comic, Twilight and company listen a collection of stories about Changelings using lies, deception and manipulation to get what they want, and still see nothing suspicious about Chrysalis asking them to open the only way out from her prison.

As I said before, there are many ways to tell a story without needing to write the characters as a pack of brainless idiots: doing that is just lazy writing.
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So, I take it Chrys didn't break the fiendship stalemate in a favorable way?

Edit:Okay, saw some of it and have a few thoughts.

God dammit, does Starswirl have to be involved in every friggin' thing that Celestia isn't?

The origin is…..kinda dumb. A whole bunch of random, loosely related things come together to make the changelings, it seems almost lazy.

I don't buy that all their holes are just scars from fighting Celestia.

About Twi getting taken duped?

really don't know what to say. I've consistently called her an idiot for what I feel are justified reasons, but to get fooled that easily after the things she's seen? Just feels so weird.


The important thing is, though, is that the Swarm is free, and the show doesn't have to acknowledge any comic events they are involved in.
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Here's Silver-Quill's take on the arc if anyone's interested:

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Honestly, I'm more inclined to agree with him: Chrysalis fooling Twilight like that shows just how dangerous she is; sooner or later, she will use you to accomplish her goals.

Plus, from what I've seen of it, I rather appreciated the fact that Cook didn't turn Chrysalis into a poor, misunderstood woobie who's "just trying to feed her people." Chrysalis is an evil conquering warlord, and she KNOWS it.
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JESUS FUCKING SHIT.

TWILIGHT.

SHE OUTRIGHT ADMITTED THAT SHE WAS A VIOLENT, BELLIGERENT, DECEITFUL MONSTER, AND YOU STILL TRIED TO OPEN THE DOOR TO GIVE HER A BOOK? WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?
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Also, why doesn't Celestia just kill Chrysalis already? She's proven to be the most dangerous thing in Equestria, and she doesn't even take proper measures to end her once for all? I mean, we saw that she's clearly no match for her when not hopped up on super love, it shouldn't be too hard.

She's not Batman, she doesn't have a "never kill" policy.
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King Sombra (the show version, not the wuss IDW gave us) would have blown her head clean off with an OSV-96 or a M107 and call it a day.
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Yeah because she surely did kill Tirek, Sombra and Discord, right? Celestia does have Batman policy and it was always a part of her character unlike Luna.
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Well, those weren't elevated to uber baddy status. And those were their first infractions. And in Discord's case that was the elements' doing.

Chrysalis has clearly demonstrated that she's rotten to the core and will never change, just burn the bitch. Give me a Flamethrower and ten seconds, problem solved.

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King Sombra pretty much killed a princess just to be an asshole in his comic, if he's wussy, it's only because he used to be a normal colt before going off the deep end.
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The endgame for Chrysalis in the comicverse is a horrific death and her head mounted over Celestias fireplace. They just want to tell more stories before that happens.
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Yeah, people think that this comic was meant to establish Chrysalis as free to let her appear in future FiM seasons. But that only served for Cook and Price to write more epic adventures about her until they kill her off. DHX haven't planned anything for her except appearance in Equestria Girls 3 movie as a Principal of the opposing highschool.
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Yeah, people think that this comic was meant to establish Chrysalis as free to let her appear in future FiM seasons. But that only served for Cook and Price to write more epic adventures about her until they kill her off. DHX haven't planned anything for her except appearance in Equestria Girls 3 movie as a Principal of the opposing highschool.

You have a source, or is that another rumor?
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I hope everyone's happy now. I can no longer can trust the comics for good canon like everyone else.

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And yet Discord gets away scot-free. Its fucking bullshit.
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