Oohh yes, or maybe combined those both up. Let’s say, Twilight is a alicorn everything is right in the world etc. Twilight’s been lonely, so she’s been choosing worthy ponies to continue the legacy. The Rule of Alicorns are good at first but they rule a bit more “stronger” than what Twilight taught them.
As time goes on and more ponies replacing the old, the group becomes more haughty, prideful, and a lot more meaner. Stranded from what they once were,they start looking down on the ponies. They worry because the ponies could
revolt. So the alicorns “Divided and Conquered”.
Fast forward to gen 5, the alicorns are more
covert and hidden from the rest.Due to how much time passed the legends of the main six changes.The Alicorns also twist and change it to fit the “division agenda” or whatever. It gets turned into a old cartoon , but no on actually believe the story because it all “fantasy”.
I don’t know just probably overthinking it 😆.