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I've only glossed over the argument over Trixie and I'll summarize my feelings on her in nine words:

Trixie is an awful person but a wonderful character.

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Okay now for the long play.

Trixie was undoubtedly originally brought back mostly for fanservice; Magic Duel was pretty blatant. Unfortunately, Faust's alleged intentions to give her more of a backstory to explain her particular dislike of Twilight as soon as they met never really came to the foreground, so her growing role can seem a little heavy-handed. As I understand it, it's "they went to the same school and Twilight's perfection completely overshadowed any of Trixie's accomplishments and made all the hard work she put into her rough life totally meaningless". At least, that's twhe simple explanation I would plug in. Whatever, it's besides the point.

Trixie is pretty much the Worst Pony. Almost every episode she plays a major role in, she is the primary if not sole cause of a massive problem. The exceptions are her first episode, where Snips & Snails are the cause and she's really not to blame at all, and that one two-parter where she gets to be a hero for once. Every other time, Trixie is _the primary if not sole cause_ of a major crisis such as disappearing the Cutie Map (?!?!) and shows no apology for or even basic self-awareness of her behavior whatsoever until someone is about to strangle her.

Trixie is 90% bimbo, almost an Anti-Rarity of sorts, and she is delightfully awful.

The other 10% is this "vulnerable Trixie" we're talking about. Trixie is generally a very insecure and ambitious person (especially in the comics, but these bend character personae quite a bit) and it's incredibly difficult to get her to show any kind of humility at all; you know when she's swapped because she starts using first-person pronouns. Things that can do that include informing her that an Ursa is coming to maul her or waiting for her to backstab her best (and perhaps only) friend who really cared about her and might never want to see her ever again.

What's important to remember here is that both Trixies are the Real Trixie. Neither is a mask. She was never a cute little woobie "pretending" to be totally rotten. Trixie is a cute little woobie who is _actually_ totally rotten.

Trixie is the best Worst Pony.
No reason given
Edited by Tirimsil
Tirimsil
Duck - Hates bronies, but is one. Go figure.
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aka Summersong
I've only glossed over the argument over Trixie and I'll summarize my feelings on her in nine words:

Trixie is an awful person but a wonderful character.

----------

Okay now for the long play.

Trixie was undoubtedly originally brought back mostly for fanservice; Magic Duel was pretty blatant. Unfortunately, Faust's alleged intentions to give her more of a backstory to explain her particular dislike of Twilight as soon as they met never really came to the foreground, so her growing role can seem a little heavy-handed. As I understand it, it's "they went to the same school and Twilight's perfection completely overshadowed any of Trixie's accomplishments and made all the hard work she put into her rough life totally meaningless". At least, that's the simple explanation I would plug in. Whatever, it's besides the point.

Trixie is pretty much the Worst Pony. Almost every episode she plays a major role in, she is the primary if not sole cause of a massive problem. The exceptions are her first episode, where Snips & Snails are the cause and she's really not to blame at all, and that one two-parter where she gets to be a hero for once. Every other time, Trixie is _the primary if not sole cause_ of a major crisis such as disappearing the Cutie Map (?!?!) and shows no apology for or even basic self-awareness of her behavior whatsoever until someone is about to strangle her.

Trixie is 90% bimbo, almost an Anti-Rarity of sorts, and she is delightfully awful.

The other 10% is this "vulnerable Trixie" we're talking about. Trixie is generally a very insecure and ambitious person (especially in the comics, but these bend character personae quite a bit) and it's incredibly difficult to get her to show any kind of humility at all; you know when she's swapped because she starts using first-person pronouns. Things that can do that include informing her that an Ursa is coming to maul her or waiting for her to backstab her best (and perhaps only) friend who really cared about her and might never want to see her ever again.

What's important to remember here is that both Trixies are the Real Trixie. Neither is a mask. She was never a cute little woobie "pretending" to be totally rotten. Trixie is a cute little woobie who is _actually_ totally rotten.

Trixie is the best Worst Pony.
No reason given
Edited by Tirimsil