MLP G5 Discussion and Speculation Thread

CORDZ2000
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@ИІЯІЖIRIN
oh yeah she was absolutely horrible but it doesn’t mean she doesn’t care, its less a redeeming moment and more of giving her depth. As if she does actually care deep down, she should have been better.
Infact a lot of abusive parents view themselves as making the ones they love stronger and/or often go “why did you make me do this” some of them can care in a narcissistic toxic way. I’d imagine opaline saw herself as making misty the perfect evil queen like how she pretty much sees herself.
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Could Opaline turn out to be a Glass Cannon? She has powerful magic, but can’t take much damage?
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@ИІЯІЖIRIN
I know I’m not the person you were replying to, but kinda, yeah. I don’t really watch many analysis videos as I feel that sort of content just isn’t my cup of tea - I mean, thinking deeper about MLP is kinda fun, but at the same time, I often just like to enjoy it all.
However, one of those analysts you linked - Star Strike - I did watch a couple of his videos about a year ago. I thought I would just disagree, but then I watched his “Everything I Like About G5” video, which was basically a glorified shitpost and convinced me he was just a high-grade troll. It wasn’t long after that that I blocked his videos (as well as those of MLP Fever) from ever appearing in my YouTube feed - I think I may have blocked that Addy Lovestar person as well, but I can’t remember that one for sure.
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Imagine had Skyros had been the antagonists like if Opaline was just one antagonist instead of the main one
Imagine had other elemental Alicorns decided to build an new Skyros in Equestria and then conquer the world to build a true Grand New Skyros Empire one where a council of Alicorns would rule over the lands and other creatures Opaline would be named Lord of the Dragonlands meaning her subjects would be dragons and kirin but she would answer to an Emperor or Empress of Alicorns
Heck they could have reused the canned movie character Cosmos
Yes Cosmos was originally going to be an Alicorn and celestia and Lunas brother
An Alicorn who is more about order and rule over friendship and tolerance
It is possible that the three guardians in the book from C3 could be the “council of Alicorns”, Elder Flower had demonstrated that there is something that manipulated the memories of this very period when Equestria collapsed, when she was unable to say “alicorns”, and instead uses the word “bats” about these, in response to the name Opaline when she was interviewed by Zipp. It’s possible that the remaining alicorns after Twilight had disappeared and the royal sisters may have gone as well, forming a council to look after the ponies during the confusing time, only to fall apart when they “forgot their purpose”, as it said in the book. One of them could be Flurry Heart, since the Crystal Palace is visible on the cover of the book. And it is possibly she who was last seen in the book, when she left. These who printed the book may have suffered the same as Elder Flower. It is possible that she is still alive, and that there may be two other alicorns.
Considering that it’s now certain that the magic disappeared about four or five generations ago, Opaline may still have been under house arrest because she didn’t have her magic for “several hundred moons”, and this is longer than five generations - maybe she was under house arrest for at least a thousand years as suggested by IDW comics. Maybe she was accepted into the council, maybe not. But Opaline likely did not consider them a threat, although it is seen that when she talks about other alicorns, it is in the present tense as if they are still alive, including Twilight. She believes the alicorns are immortal. We don’t know yet what Twilight wanted Opaline not to do when she made her warning. Maybe other alicorns?
“The tree network” is like a door from a Babylon 5 special (sci fi) - which goes both ways, probably Twilight or one of her friends was the first to discover that one can teleport from tree to tree, but that implied that both parties control this activity. It is also possible that whoever wanted to teleport could control the drift from the receiving tree and could create a portal some distance away, as Opaline may have done in the Dragon Lands. This is reminiscent of the principle from the sci fi game Mass Effect. If the realms can have instant contact with each other, and can also control the magic in the trees so they can block unwanted intruders, they will undoubtedly see great value in friendly relations with these in the network. For Twilight, this will be essential to her empire based on friendship and volunteerism. She doesn’t need army power for this.
Opaline is very aware of it, since her magic returned she had been able to use the Together Tree, which may have also been her instrument to observe the events of Maretime Bay in C1, especially since she was not supposed to be magically stronger than a normal unicorn.
And last but not least; it is possible that Equestria’s collapse and the memory of Twilight’s empire could mean that there is a vacant throne out there, waiting for her successor, who will reunite the old bonds of friendship between the ponies and the rest of the world. Opaline wants this throne in her revenge against Twilight.
A throne that rightfully belongs to Sunny.
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That’s good news, I’ve become very attached to G5 and want to see it succeed and I’m not fussy if it’s Make Your Mark or Tell Your Tale. My only problem with Tell Your Tale is that some episodes could strongly benefit being two parters like Pony Life.
I also wouldn’t count out the possibility of anymore Make Your Mark, despite the radio silence. Though, it won’t be anytime soon and it may not be under the “Make Your Mark” suffix since the Misty/Opaline arc is apparently being concluded this year and “Make Your Mark” relates to Misty and her cutie mark.
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@Background Pony #6FC9
That’s good news, I’ve become very attached to G5 and want to see it succeed and I’m not fussy if it’s Make Your Mark or Tell Your Tale. My only problem with Tell Your Tale is that some episodes could strongly benefit being two parters like Pony Life.
I also wouldn’t count out the possibility of anymore Make Your Mark, despite the radio silence. Though, it won’t be anytime soon and it may not be under the “Make Your Mark” suffix since the Misty/Opaline arc is apparently being concluded this year and “Make Your Mark” relates to Misty and her cutie mark.
You can have a point by coming up with something that had passed almost everyone, that seasons in G5 can have names instead of just numbers like in G4.
As the style design in MYM is strongly dominant, the replacement must be based on the same basis regarding the appearance of the ponies and their surroundings, and it can be in 2D instead of 3D. Especially if the rumors are anything to go by that Hasbro will broaden viewership from just toddlers and younger kids to include most ages. Then they cannot continue with the current focus in TYT and the content in MYM was far too action-poor and narrow-minded.
After the Opaline arc, G5 needs new content, and then this cannot be covered with TYT or TYT 2.0 alone. Especially since it was said that certain ponies from the IDW comics may appear in future G5 episodes, and this should be completed.
MYM is weak because the management at Hasbro made a number of mistakes, although Netflix in itself was not a bad choice, the choice to have many episodes at once had a very unfortunate effect. Also, there had been rookie mistakes in the beginning. C1 left behind shocking controversies while C2 had been plagued by irregularities that only ended in the last two episodes, C3 was too tame where secrets are revealed without being too conspicuous, it was only with C4 that things got better. C4 and C5 have been successful because these are rich in content and action-packed in addition to the successful interaction between the characters. It was what was supposed to be there from the beginning, the big time gap between the chapters was not a good thing.
The G5 in the future must build on what was created with the C4 and C5.
Since G5 is likely to continue for several more years, it means that the Final Boss will not be Opaline, and it is possible that C6 and SoS may already give us a hint of this - which is what I had been hoping for for a long time . If Twilight meets Sunny in SoS, it is likely to symbolize that a new era will start when the old heroines disappear for good, leaving the place to the new ones. Sunny will then go on an adventure with her friends to fulfill her destiny.
MYM is, after all, a continuation from the movie.
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@Grapefruit Face
They might announce a sequel series after the show ends. Said this on another site, it’s happened before with Netflix’s Castlevania cartoon, Netflix announcing a follow-up show a month after the original show concluded its thirty-two episode run. MYM ending so soon hysteria just might be a product of a lot of people in our fandom, myself included, being unacquainted with Netflix weirdness.
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@CORDZ2000
You got it all wrong. She doesn’t care about Misty. She is complaining because for her Misty is useless and is in her room for too long. She couldn’t care less about her. Opaline is her master, not her mother. Misty is just a tool for her. Nothing more, nothing less. She cares so little that she doesn’t even notice that she is gone. There is no good in Opaline. If there ever was, it is gone.
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Please, people, stop trying to find motherly acts in Opaline. She is a manipulative villain. If she ever ‘cares’ about Misty, she will be only pretending she does. She even admits that she would never give Misty a cutie mark. She is not a mother and never acted or acts like one.
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@CloudMistDragon
Good point. I think alot of bronies are automatically thinking it’s canceled due to the fact G5 not being overtly popular with alot of bronies and that those leaked documents that were focusing on Tell Your Tale’s future and didn’t mention anything about Make Your Mark.
CORDZ2000
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i can see that being the case but it makes me question why did she stop herself from going up and then says its not like i care or anything baka, like an anime tsundere. I agree that she does view misty as a tool and also peep this comment right here im not saying it makes her good:
Although its worth to note that even hitler loved his mother. Im not saying she isn’t just as despicable, just possible there is a bit more depth.
I mean why hasn’t opaline thrown out and/or killed misty despite all these years of not being able to turn her into a good villain? why doesn’t she found a new minion who is more corruptible?
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@CloudMistDragon
They could bring it back in some form, but I think it will have to be 2D. I hope the art style for its isn’t too bad. As for popularity, it was for a time, but it wasn’t enough to save it. I’m not sure how it was for that Castlevania series you mentioned.
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@ИІЯІЖIRIN
I certainly think there are good shows during both those periods, and including the current era. That’s kinda what I was getting at, that there isn’t just some point in history where writing got markedly worse.
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@ИІЯІЖIRIN
I am aware that positive reviews do exist, but I’d rather spare myself the trouble of watching these reviews in general, not to devalue or downplay them. Besides, this site and this thread is all I need to see both the positive and negative reaction for it.
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So after 2025, it’ll be done? Here’s hoping what it’ll deliver
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