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I’m fine with her being in an aunt role, and she was trying her best for Flurry but apparently you can’t discipline a god-mode baby with seemingly more intelligence than the average baby in the show.
As far as Tempest’s broken horn is concerned, the Crystal War timeline showed that ponies already had prostheses that allowed a pegasus to keep flying with the best of them by the time the Storm King would have shown up.Obviously a sudden war speeds up technological development—all of Equestria went full Industrial Revolution overnight—and an elite pegasus soldier getting a working new wing doesn’t mean they can do the same with magic horns or that a kid unicorn in the sticks will get/can afford one. But the groundworks seem to be there, at least.
Or that, for short.
They’ve grown insanely complacent, but the universe they live in gave them every reason to. Even when the Storm King tried to change the game from Civilization to Total War by pulling an Attila, uniting a whole lot of barbarians and getting his own counter to the console, he got crushed.
One would expect that for a culture placing so much emphasis on friendship, helping individuals with disabilities would be as strong a motivator for technological progress as winning a war (and that they’d make an honest effort to make any such technology available to all those who need it, not just the rich).
Though it would have been hilarious if somepony was starting clinical trials of a prosthetic horn right as Tempest joined up with the Storm King.
Though in both cases, one would think that considering how easily things could have gotten VERY ugly for Equestria, there’d be at least some discussion of improving their defenses.
The “Return of Tempest Shadow” comic had her discussing that with Cadance — perhaps that could be a good career for her.
Twilight being a slobbish overeater in Pony Life never fails to make me laugh.
Are ponies such a culture, though?This obsession with friendship is all Celestia’s and Twilight’s pet projects for the country and then the world as a whole, if I remember correctly. Not actually something any of the other ponies define themselves or their country by, at least until they get a Fate-sponsored Princess of Friendship overnight and she opens a religious school about the whole thing.
It’s also possible working horn prostheses already exist, maybe even common knowledge to the point their village at least knows there’s some solution out there, but Tempest never heard about it because, again, she ducked out like that when she was ten years old tops. I’d need to reread the IDW Comics to make sure just how much research she did about Equestrian ways to restore her horn though.
On one hand, Tempest is probably the most qualified advisor for military matters. Which isn’t saying much, really, even without the fact that this “Commander” Tempest was nothing more than a homing missile in the movie as opposed to an actual tactician or strategist.On the other hand, when I consider why she became this homing missile with anger issues, I can’t help but want her to have a career that’s free of all this baggage. Both her life and the fandom pigeonholed her into being a soldier, but maybe she had a dream job before she lost her horn?
There should be many more unpopular opinions “‘in-universe” than was depicted, really. Especially directed at the good guys and preferably not coming exclusively from villains whose opinions can easily be discarded because they’re just that laughably evil.
Why should they take the Storm King’s invasion seriously? They’ll win whatever happens. And, indeed, he betrayed Tempest for the evulz at the last second and politely defeated himself.
I think there’s something of a fuzzy line between narrative and in-universe logic here. Just because the good guys will always win, doesn’t mean that the Season 5 finale timelines aren’t viable outcomes. And even if the Storm King’s reign only lasted three days, if he has one of his soldiers throw a (non-pegasus) pony of the mountain, they still go splat and won’t come back.
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