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Sunny and Sprout have a talk.
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Okay, that’s a critical hit to my feels…
(I swear, I kinda want this to happen in either the specials or the show if the they occurs just after the events of the movie.)
Incursor

That’s an oft overlooked point, the opening implied they were friends, or at least tried to be, before circumstances separated them.
Am I right in noting a trend in exaggerating just how evil Sprout actually was? A jerk yes, but only committed villainy because his family and society pressured him to that point, and he showed as much remorse as the rest of the earth ponies after the dust settled (it did a poor job of showing why, but that’s a separate issue).
Wolfcho

@WyrmSpawN
Oh, Trixie. Her debut episode makes the Mane 6 look terrible rather than her. She’s a performer, she’s suppose to show off. If they don’t like it, they can just leave. Don’t compare Trixie and Sprout. Trixie got her business ruined and sought an extreme revenge, and her personality made her difficult for the characters to work with for quite a while. Sprout was doing his job, and even though he was the last to realize it, he figured that he took things too far and ceased what he was doing, and showed some remorse. Sprout has potential, and his development needs to be approached with care.
hironakamura
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@Wolfcho
My episode idea was a commentary on cancel culture. There are people irl that believe people should be punished for something they did 10 years ago or 20 years ago and no matter what they do, they don’t forgive. In my episode idea, Sprout shows how stupid people like that are.
What can I say? The average background pony is dumb. If they’re not a main character, they get swept up or tricked by something. But even they can change once they learn their lesson. Imagine the town ponies welcome Sprout as a hero after he chases away an ursa major attacking the town with his mech.
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@Wolfcho
It should remind you more of Trixie.
Putting your hoof down was stupid more because it was happening to Fluttershy, who had done nothing to deserve it(yet).
Wolfcho

@WyrmSpawN
No, I’m not against a redemption arc, I’m against the town acting like jerks towards Sprout. It makes me think of how Ponnyville all of a sudden was populated with a-holes for the episode “Putting Your Hoof Down”. Surely someone knows how to make a redemption arc without making the characters unlikable.
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@Wolfcho
They shouldn’t remain that way for the entirety of the series, or you can’t prevent it from happening again.
And your entire first half of your comment is rejecting a redemption arc because “magic, friendship and trust are restored”, that doesn’t mean everyone gets a pass. That would be the worst of g4 writing on display.
Wolfcho

@WyrmSpawN
The details of the separation were unimportant for the movie. And who said just because something is restored it means nothing bad can happen? If you want to keep the message/lesson intact, you have to be careful with how you handle the characters.
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@Wolfcho
Well, if ponies were naturally that smart and thoughtful, they would never have separated in the first place.
And you can’t just say everything’s ‘restored’ all at once so nothing bad can happen.
Wolfcho

AWFUL IDEA. The ending of the film seemed to imply that now that magic, friendship and trust are restored, the ponies are willing to put the past behind them for the sake of moving forward and getting a fresh start. Sprout was a victim and a byproduct of the society and ideologies he grew up with, just like everypony else in the movie
Not only is hating on Sprout counterproductive and hypocritical, it makes the ponies around him seem like jerks. Why exactly is Sprout being portrayed as undeserving of a second chance? First the original horrendous ending that thankfully never made it into movie and now fanmade episode plots. This episode idea is on par with some of the worst G4 episodes you can think of.
Wolfcho

I’m so glad they didn’t go through with the original horrendous ending, so there will be the possibilities for scenes like this.
hironakamura
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Most people don’t know this but parents like Phyllis exist in real life. They would tell their kid dumb stuff like “Don’t play with that boy. His parents are republicans.” or “Don’t play with that girl. She has two gay dads as parents.” And it really screws up the kid in life but that doesn’t mean they can’t change later on.
I can see an episode of the new series that is a social commentary on Cancel Culture. That’s when someone gets bullied on social media because they posted something bad 10 years ago on their time line. Some people lose their jobs over that.
Imagine this Sprout episode. Sprout trying to prove he’s changed but the ponies of Maretime Bay don’t believe him. Not even his mother. Then one day, the town gets attacked by a stray ursa major because magical creatures started returning when magic was restored. Sprout doesn’t want to help out because why would he care about ponies that don’t care about him? This is where Izzy’s infinite optimism comes in. She can see the goodness in anything and anyone no matter how dark it can be. (If you don’t believe that you are not an Izzy fan.) She tells Sprout that she believes he is a good pony. It creates an s-link in him that motivates him to use his giant robot to fight the ursa major and protect the town against real danger this time.
I wrote that in one sitting. How strange.