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if this "Rarity" pregnant
Change back to the thorax, what will happen
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The plot dickens.
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That would just be the dickens.
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But what if his own balls are touching?
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And who knows what in the world Thorax has going on down there!
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Thanks to spike's internal junk, it'll never be gay as the dragonballs will never be touching.
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Lol, yeah.

He's leaping after the image of a mare, after all. It wasn't a male that got him to do that.

…plus, gender might be a bit odd for Changelings. For all we know only the queen is female.

I can't recall if "To Change a Changeling" had any really female voices in normal changelings or if just whiny and high pitched male voices in addition to not-whiny or high pitched ones…

But yeah Spike is kinda acting like a little animal with no object permanence in this image. Not a biggie, works alright for a quick little cute thing like this, but that's kinda important to point out.


now just imagine you had a male friend who could shapeshift into a crush you're crazy about…

and by "male" I mean "of the sex you're not attracted to if there is one", jeez :p



@Daneasaur
But the comics aren't chronological or anything. So I don't see how show canon contradicting issue 51 (@thps48) means a different issue (filly Twi abusing Spike) is now retconned.

Even if they were in the same issue, though, they're still different arcs.

At any rate, as others have pointed out, we saw Filly Twilight and they could've canonized the comic in Amending Fences in her canon filly appearance, but they didn't, so I think we could at least agree it's arguable either way, without enough solid proof either way to keep people from thinking whatever they want.

Ie, either accepting it as canon or not is acceptable.

But actually that depends on how it was resolved. Did Twi keep caring for Spike and taking him to classes and stuff? Because if so then Amending Fences did kinda decanonize it.

But if they had Celestia or Twilight's parents take over his upbringing, then it could easily be after those events.



At any rate, Spike certainly doesn't act like he's been abused. Imprinted, but not abused. Your greatest nightmare being your motherly older sister caretaker kicking you out doesn't mean you have abandonment issues, or that you even think it's likely. It just means you love her. Which is kinda sweet.



I'd rather not think Celestia was so stupid, that Twilight's parents thought of Spike like a pet, or that Twilight yelled at him like that, and I think it's fair enough to say that's reasonable.

And accepting it as canon isn't so wildly insane that you'd be crazy for it. So no point in arguing, really.
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I can see why people would say the gay tags should stay, I'm just giving my reason why I think it shouldn't have them.
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Others applicable tags include “character proxy”, which was in fact founded after it was discovered changelings sometimes disguise themselves as somepony other than Cadance and the tag “fake cadance” didn’t work for an image of some changeling doing a pony. X3
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Seeing how surprised he is disguised as Rarity, I find it kind of questionable, especially since it more like Spike's pent up lust for Rarity is taking over, and not Spike himself.
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Spike is glomping Thorax. For those who have “gay, disguised changeling” in either their Watch or Hide lists. :3
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51, but yeah.
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Not gay whatsoever.
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I think that was the one that had all this stuff on starswirl, which was thrown out with the bathwater when the show did Shadow Play.
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How so?
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@Daneasaur
The comics were retconned after issue 52/Legends of Magic.

Thankfully.
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Works the same way as Star Trek's canon. If it's not in the movies or Tv series, it's not canon.
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So not canon unless you want to think it is. Got it.
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How to did treat spike like a pet?

Celestia drops him on twilight like he's some lizard in a cage like it's no big deal.





THANKFULLY

We have hard proof that none of this happened.



Twilight was too hardcore in outperforming moondancer and didn't have a rubberbabybuggybumper to haul spike around. She wasn't this nervous wreck that was taking her aggression out on spike while celestia and her own parents continued to treat him like a pet that she wasn't training right.
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Thankfully, that is one of the main things to go by. It was mentioned somewhere that the comics are basically "ascended fan works" that they can pick and choose their extra lore to come from. Some is neat (Sombra), most is… better forgotten.
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Unless the show contradict this specific moment. It is canon as much as Equestria Girls. We can only hope that someone
in S8 will focus on that specific time of how Spike met Twilight.