Okay, I admit that I had speculation about Twilight Sparkle being an Alicorn at some point even before the rumors and spoilers of the 3rd season finale, "Magical Mystery Cure." Now, I don't have a problem with Twilight being an Alicorn; I just have two main issues to deal with after watching this episode: the pacing and how this will affect everything in the show itself.
By pacing, I'm not talking about the episode itself (I mean, I think there were a lot of things crammed in there in a 20-minute cartoon, but that's not the issue I'm addressing), I'm talking about the pacing for Twilght's transformation. Overall, I think this is too soon to happen. Yes, there have been signs about Twilight's ultimate destiny from the moment Princess Celestia choose her as her protege. But I don't think Twilight has spent enough time in Ponyville to learn everything there is to know about friendship and magic, well a majority and important aspects of friendship and magic at least. I mean, it's been what, one or two years ago since her arrival? There isn't an official timeline to follow through, but considering they've just completed 3 seasons (or in my case, two-and-a-half since they only produce 13 episodes in Season 3), that still feels a bit too soon for a momentous occasion to happen like that. Heck, I thought that this episode was going to be the very last one of the series, which would make it sound like the creators were trying to wrap it all up before the show is cancelled. Fortunately enough, that didn't happened. But still, 13 episodes? Why?
Despite the sudden transformation, my biggest worry for the show itself is how this will affect the main characters themselves now that Twlight is a princess. Since Twilight will have many important tasks ahead of her, will this drive a wedge between her very best friends? Will Princess Twilight have the time to hang with her friends and go on incredible adventures while also maintaining her royal duties? I don't know. Oh, and let's not forget about the possibility of her newfound immortality. Celestia and Luna are pretty much goddesses in the world of Equestia since they have been alive for thousands of years. So will Twilight also live for that long, and if so, does the show's creators have any idea on how all this will affect her or her friends, especially when she will outlive them all? I don't even want to think about that!
But you know? What can we do about it? What's done is done. I'm just happy enough that My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is getting another season (and hopefully with 26 episodes this time). Besides, maybe I'm overthinking these things, after all, this show is intended for children after all. Plus, there are other possibilties to consider on what the new season might bring for us. Other than getting an inside look at what it takes for Twilight to be a princess, the show might have some more character development for her friends; especially Rarity. Seriously, why didn't she get her own episode in the 3rd season? This would have never happened if they just added 13 more episodes to complete this season like they should have.
Oh, and despite treating Trixie as a joke in this comic, I really do hope she can make more appearances in the next season. She has a lot of potential to bring forth, like for example, what if Trixie was Twilight's new student or something like that? And speaking of which, you know what I would really like to see? What if they made an episode filled with shorts dedicated to some of the fans' favorite background ponies, such as Vinyl Scratch, Octavia, Lyra, Bon Bon, and of course, Derpy? Especially Derpy.
Okay, I think I've bored you enough with my insights and rambling as of now. My point for this comic wasn't just to provide humor for my readers; it was to put forth my own thoughts about what I think about all of this sudden change, and despite all that, I do have hope for what is yet to come in the next season.
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