At least Opaline is not a joke, she is worse than Chrysalis or even Tirek. She is straight up abusive, manipulative, and evil. She is not redeemable. If she ends up being ‘friendly’ by the end of the series, I will laugh harder than that time Cozy, Tirek, and Chrysalis were punished.
Opaline hasn’t done enough to be compared to Chrysalis (who nearly ripped off the wings of a baby dragon, while Opaline just wanted to drop one into a river) or Tirek.
Have now gone through the C5, it is a little weaker than the C4 - does Gillian Berrow believe that MYM is only for five-year-old children?
Hasbro stopped caring about the adult fans/brony fandom years ago. We’re no longer profitable to them, and that’s all that matters.
Logical flaws, big holes in the gap, the Breeziers helped almost without any logical ulterior motives several times, came up with contradictions like with the Night Market… Again it is the characters and their interaction - the New Mane 6 - that drives the show forward .
MLP has always had bad writing.
It seems to be random, unfortunately. Berrow is a G4 screenwriter, but she came from the same background as McCarthy and it has been noted that she wrote mostly for toddlers and children younger than seven to eight years, although she could also write for older children and teenagers. I think it’s because she and her colleagues are heavily hampered by Hasbro who may have taken the child-friendliness wish to the extreme.
But even she should have been able to spot the holes in the plot, especially in connection with the Breeziers who sometimes looked like they were working on behalf of a third party. It went a little slower in C5 episodes than expected, so that the interaction between the friends in the New Mane 5, Misty’s rediscovery of her past and Opaline’s trip to Maretime Bay are the highlights of the chapter.
Memory manipulation seems to be a possibility, because it is not normal that Misty could lose all her childhood memories, and Elder Flower could easily tell about the Together trees if the concept could have been borrowed from IDW S10, while she had visible difficulties to tell about the alicorns, her words are garbled until the unintelligible, as with “the bats”, Dawn must have been Twilight and the greedy bat could have been Opaline. We also saw that she was very preoccupied with what she saw in Zephyr Heights as if she had been there before, and especially with the glass window in the hangar, as if she had memories that refused to surface for her.
If there is a third party that the Breeziers are working for, it means that things are happening that both the New Mane 6 and Opaline are kept in the dark about, like if the ponies of Equestria are being watched by a mysterious force. The Breeziers obviously had the unicorns under observation for a long time, while hiding away until the magical tree was “awakened”. They had been waiting for Misty.
The Moondancer information is strange, there were supposed to be five generations between her and Elder Flower, but in a TYT episode it says ten generations, and the blanket was mentioned in MYM. We know that ponies can grow old, in special cases over a hundred years old or more. Elder Flower may have lived much longer than normal and she talked about a marriage with possibly changelings there, which then means that changelings were alive in her lifetime. It is possible that it is a different Moondancer.
The sight of the flying pig perhaps suggests that Discord may have had a hand in creating small animals with horns and wings. This animal was his favorite animal in G4.
The Together trees may have existed in G4, but they may have arisen more recently during Twilight’s reign. These act as magical “elevators” between different localities on a large continent, with roots that extended very far over great distances. This explains why the tree in Bridlewood was important in the C3 book, this is a magical tree that was created by perhaps the three unidentified ponies in the book, and these can hold small pocket dimensions as portals to other places around the world.
From IDW S10 we know that it was an image that showed four trees in contact with each other from opposite ends of the world. To create these trees, several ponies must unite their magic on this, or perhaps by single powerful beings such as alicorns. It could also have happened to non-ponies, we don’t know how the harmony trees originated outside of Equestria as the harmony tree in Equestria is unique, planted by the pillars many years before Discord’s attack. What if these trees were not harmony trees, but Together trees that came into contact with the original harmony tree through the roots? Then these magical trees could be assimilated and turned into harmony trees as a result. This hypothesis may have been coughed up to sweep the entire S10 controversy aside.
And it is possible that the Together trees were essential to Twilight’s empire in the past, community, harmony, unity can create and strengthen them for the benefit of ponies and non-ponies alike. It is possible that these trees existed when Opaline was young. Perhaps she was not alone when the Togethet tree in the dark castle arose, since several people had to be together for this.