MLP G5 Discussion and Speculation Thread

DoctorWTF

@Shimmering Spectacle

with their tech becoming more modern like, the magic that they once rely on must be fading away


There was a statement from the G4 staff to the effect of "If you see something that looks too advanced for the setting, assume it's powered by magic". Plus we've seen more obvious examples of combining magic and technology, such as Tank's propeller. If magic behaves predictably enough to be reliably harnessed like that, there'd be no reason for the ponies to voluntarily abandon it instead of using it to keep on advancing their technology. Especially if it lets them sidestep the environmental issues we had to deal with during the Industrial Revolution.
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DoctorWTF

@GoodVibesGorgeous

@DoctorWTF
It would be interesting to see in G5 how much technology advanced thanks to magic.


I had always thought that it would be more interesting to see more sophisticated examples of combining magic and technology (such as the Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000, or Twilight's weather machine from that one episode of Pony Life) than just fancier real-world technology. Though there's no reason we couldn't have both.
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Odds on Izzy's tennis ball being stuck to her horn being like the Spider-Pig scene from The Simpsons Movie: A 10 second scene that adds nothing to the plot, yet gets run into the ground by the internet?
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I was so focused on the character designs, it never even clicked that they're in an Art Deco building.



So pegasi live in Art Deco skyscrapers and dress in Rome-inspired attire. If nothing else, I think I'm going to love the aesthetics of G5.
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@WyrmSpawN
That is true. They are the top tier. But who is the 2nd tier? I always had the impression that unicorns kind of had the most political power of the three races in the show. At least that's a popular headcanon.

I guess I always did think of Canterlot as more of a unicorn settlement.
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I just realized that, at first glance, G5's names may follow G4's 'fateful/fitting' theme.

Pipp Petals is the cute, girly one, Zipp Storm looks like the tomboy you'd expect from Rainbow Dash and Lightning Dust having a kid together, Sunny Starscout seems intent on chasing stars if she's indeed the one who starts this 'race reconciliation' journey…

If that holds up, I expect Izzy Moonbow to shoot straight for the moon, which fits the synopsis of her being the one to wander into Sunny's town (maybe because she shares her lofty ideal), while Hitch Trailblazer… will escape his enemies by falling through a fish tank or something, I guess.

It's also interesting that Sunny and Pipp have names that aren't in tune with their tribe's usual theme in G4. Maybe the possible second unicorn will have a name related to weather, to go with Starscout following the unicorns' taste for the firmament and Petals matching earth ponies and their bond with all things green.

@WyrmSpawN
There are still alicorns, remember?

Are there?

I can see one of the tribes deciding one day to (try to) hunt them to extinction, in the name of "self-determination," because they got sick of glorified mutants telling them what to do, think and believe for over one thousand years and wanted to take their fate in their own hooves for once.

Which may cause the whole racial tensions in the first place. But maybe that's too reminding of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Make that tribe the pegasi, incidentally, and it's "I can easily see it" instead.
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@DaddyMakesMeEUHH
I believe scholars from each race would try to provide evidence of their own race's antiquity compared to the other races. Many people in real life like the medieval British scribes believed the ancestor of the British people, Brutus of Troy, actually fought in the Trojan War.

Basically a competition for historical prestige. And suggesting competing theories of ancestry for your race not being as ancient could condemn you.

@Knight of the Raven
It would represent a new era, the fall of the alicorns. Although it seems like being an alicorn is a promotion. It could also be each race would try alicorns be only their own race.

Although with Alicorn hunting theory, I wonder if there would be secret alicorns in the world?
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