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Vivace
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@gingerninja666  
It made everypony look bad. They all got owned by a filly.
 
@Background Pony #3AC6  
Sunset is easier to like. Unlike Starlight, she wasn’t surrounded by as high a concentration of Equestrian magic during her redemption arc, and as a result, characters were generally less willing to forgive and welcome her so readily with a mere apology than ponies would have been. Meanwhile, ponies huff that shit like it’s O 2 , so they don’t hold grudges as tightly once you show them your redeemable side and especially not when that side gets capitalized on. They tend to concern themselves more with one’s potential, which could be considered appropriately immature for a younger less developed audience. And it kinda connects back to their phenomenon of cutie mark acquisition.
AC97
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@Vivace
 
It was obviously not going to be a 1 to 1 comparison when it was decided that Sunset would primarily reside in the human world, whereas the opposite was the case for Starlight, with her being under Twilight’s direct supervision. It only became more obvious as time went by that she wasn’t a retread.
 
It was arguably for the better really, her being differentiated in terms of who she was shown being around.
 
(EQG is a series that it’s sort of hard to argue with someone going “ugh, a character going here is how they get to do nothing,” because really, nothing there affected the status quo of FIM.)
 
also sunset isn’t overly compelling
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@AC97  
I think the difference can be summed up in Sunset being a terrible villain, and Starlight a great one. The former nothing to lose going good, while the latter had everything, including her social skills and lack of empathy.
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@Vivace  
Sunset’s post-villain arc was external - about dealing with the damage she did as a bad girl and winning back peoples trust. Starlight’s was internal - about overcoming her own negative urges and becoming a better pony. No-one seemed to think that both of them should be doing both, hence hero and villain Sunset being almost totally disconnected and Starlight being forgiven unquestioningly bi the ponies whose marks she took.
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@Meanlucario  
I can bu some ponies believing that - especially ones who were only her captives briefly. A whole town she lied to for months, even years? Even ponies aren’t so kind. And it teaches kids wrong ideas too.
Vivace
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@Latecomer  
Mm-hmm. Sunset forgave herself the fastest of everyone who could, if My Past is Not Today is an indicator, while Starlight was constantly self-flagellating internally. No one hated what she did more than she did.
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@Vivace  
I always thought My Past Is Not Today was after RR. In the movie, she was pretty self-doubting and the reason why she didn’t speak up for most of the movie was because she felt she didn’t deserve to.
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@Background Pony #3AC6  
The only episode I can admittedly think of where that’s the case was Shadow Play where Starlight was the only reasonable one in the group. I guess you can also count School Daze in there but that one I disagree with.
 
@Meanlucario  
I hate that so much, that she always has to be in the right.
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I love it when fan fics give single name characters are given last names based on their siblings. Like Rarity Belle or Fluttershy Breeze.
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Cool Spook
@Latecomer  
I doubt people will read it as “instantly.” Besides, season 1 had a ep where the moral was that trying to help leads to wars. It was an ep where the Mane Six was a hindrance and caused more conflict than if they weren’t there in the first place.
Vivace
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“ShimSham my GlimGlams”
Everyone in Equestria has a true place and has the potential for a fulfilling life, and that, more than rainbow magic or talking horses, is what makes it a fantasy world.
I’m not so sure watching this show is great for real world prep anyway.
Background Pony #1518
@Dustcan
 
In fairness, they’re just trying to bring some consistency to surnames in FiM, because it’s pretty damn inconsistent.
 
Why did Spoiled Milk become Spoiled Rich, yet “Rich” isn’t a surname of Diamond Tiara?
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Okay, I guess.
@Meanlucario  
I’ve seen too many adult fans who unironically believed that FiM was 1:1 with reality, and then I also saw their meltdowns and anger when they were told it wasn’t the case.
 
Not kid fans, not teenaged fans: adult fans.
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