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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #102 is out today wherever comics can be bought.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #102 - Season 10 Episode 14
>Jeremy Whitley (Author) Andy Price (Artist, Cover Artist) Heather Breckel (Colorist)
>An oversized adventure caps off over a hundred issues of Pony fun! Don’t miss this thrilling conclusion to the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comic!
>The climactic battle of Season 10 ends here! With the Knights of Order attacking Equestria, Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, and Rarity must face a foe that seeks to take the Elements of Harmony. Good thing they have a lot of friends—old and new!—upon whom they can rely!

Previous comics can be viewed online here:
https://readcomiconline.to/Comic/My-Little-Pony-Friendship-is-Magic

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>>37677574
>The final issue
One last disappointment, let's go lads.
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>>37677574
Im glad its over. It was top low quality garbage for years. I hope Hasbro give G5 license to a different publisher
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>>37677598
he can just teleport?
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>>37677648
>if finding these other temples has proven anything, it's that our friendship is not unique!
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How would you rate the final issue, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #102 out of 10 /mlp/?
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>>37677601
oh so it wasn't just another plothole, he didn't teleport on purpose
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>>37677681
Andy Price really carried this issue.
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>>37677675
>The past and present crew of the MLP comics would like to say thank you to our readers for these past 9 years, and for teaching us that, truly, friendship is magic.
Thanks for nothing you colossal faggots.
A staggering 102 opportunities to tell grand and interesting stories in this incredibly rich universe, and you did fuck-all with it.
It's insane to think how few of you fucks ever tried at all and how little you have to show for, even taking all side issues into consideration.
Fimfic has produced more good pony stories, and that's really saying something.
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>>37677675
And then Equestria collapses. Good job, Twilight.
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>>37677664
They didn't even bother with trying to rhyme.
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>>37677682
>he
It's Trixie's illusion.
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>>37677672
>Maybe someday we'll fight. Maybe you're right.
>But when that day comes, we'll do what we always do.
Reference to G5?
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>>37677648
>if finding these other temples has proven anything, it's that our friendship is not unique!
Holy fucking shit, Whitley really want to degrade everything about ponies, even their friendship
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>>37677633
Is that pony of shadows or Mauds autistic boyfriend?
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>>37677661
>anthro bluejay and twilight sparkle on the same page
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>>37677717
Pony of Shadows, Stygian.
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is glimmer no canon in the comics or something?
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>>37677681
Finally over/10
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>>37677730
She's where she belongs.
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Well guys, I guess it's finally over. I'm ready, are you?
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I fucking hate those cats and dogs designs, are they diamond dogs?
Are those griffins? They why they walk like people?
Holy fuck, the fandom really carries the series on its back, without the blind consumerism of bronies nobody would even care to upload these things on the net
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>>37677675
>they get released after the story ended and can't be touched by any writer anymore
They really are the real winners at the end of the day
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>>37677668
>like 50% of the characters are not even canon
what a cringe, i would rather have Diamond Tiara, Iron Will or Flim Flam brothers joining the team than bunch of nobodies OC's
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>>37677664
Andy price is a very good drawboomer, he toned down the wrinkles this issue

The ending is likely referencing MLP Generations comic
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>>37677655
Wait. The castle exploded in the finale. WTF?
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>>37677675
>reference to Reflections in the last panel
CRINGE
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>>37677746
>Are those griffins? They why they walk like people?
They're Harpies, did you already forgot 2017 movie species?
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>>37677760
You mean, you'd rather have more ponies and less diversity you NAZI!
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>>37677681
final insult to the G4. At least its over
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>>37677763
Don't worry, they un-exploded it.
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>>37677681
talk about going out with a whimper
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>>37677681
>this is the last of the g4 content (until the inevitable reboot)
don't be sad it happened
be glad it's over

This rushed nonsense not even worth a analysis.
The G5 comics are going to suck too/10
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>>37677681
It makes retards mad so a 9/10 for me.
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>>37677773
>>this is the last of the g4 content
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>>37677648
At the end pony friendship didn't matter, everycreature friendship is the one that matters
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>>37677765
Havent watched anything past s4 and the last comic I read was the first chrissy one back in 2013 i think. Well, at least they didnt butchered another species
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>>37677789
Yes, friendship matters for everyone. Not just my favorite characters.
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>>37677798
>Not watching every season every year during Anni Stream
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>>37677783
>crossover
literally will be more ignored than the main series
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>>37677843
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>>37677843
Oh fuck, they wanted to write even more of this shit?
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>>37677843
>>37677846
That doesn't explain why four identical arcs.
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>>37677810
its kind of a circlejerk and for me the show its first then the fandom not the other way around
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>>37677675
Oh look. A much more interesting story with the villains escaping. Too bad they went and wasted an entire story on a bunch of shit OCs.
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>>37677846
>I hope I get a chance to revisit my friends in Equestria
Pure delusion. He had 7 years to give it his best, and it was obviously not good enough.
Not to mention that the chance of a G4 reboot, and then a G4 comic reboot, happening is basically 0.
This was his and his colleagues' one chance to give FiM the comics it deserved and they failed.
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>>37677864
>several hundreds of people
>much more people than during census threads
>circlejerk
okay, you don't know what you're talking about.
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>>37677616
I never thought Silverstream could be so scary.
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>>37677846
>old lady tempest
What the fuck? G5 is set in thousands years later, even her grandkids' gravestones would be turned to dust. They're gonna ruin G5 comics too, aren't they?
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>>37677890
The usual suspects are always there and are the most vocals in the threads.
I had my fill the first streams of s2 to 4 and i visited last years stream just because it was the 10th anniversary. The truth is that i rather watch the show with close friends.
My point is that i didnt knew there where harpies in the lore, nobody does anything with them anyways. I used to consider myself a big fan of fim but maybe i need to reconsider it since I don't know most of the lore it has been developing since 2014
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>>37677846
>I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH PAGES FOR MY OCs
I'm glad this is over and I'm double glad that IDW got axed to conclude G4 quickly
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>>37677681
as single issue is not bad, almost 6-7/10. for the entire arc...nermind.
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>>37677846
Tempest in G5
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>>37677846
>After nerfing Tempest to make his shitty OCs look good, he still wants to continue tainting her character
Piss off Whitley, fanfic writers can do your job better and for free
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>>37677675
Yeah, thanks a lot for finally fucking off. I spit on you and your "work" you worthless talentless wastes of human flesh.
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>>37677743
too late, now if you do that you go to G5 Equestria
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>>37677902
you know g5 TV series will have time travel cameos, they already did that in g4 so you are going to see the mane 6 in action in g5 for sure
We live in the decade of the reboots, sequels and nostalgia pandering and you know that
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>>37678117
Pinkie made a G3 face
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>>37677596
>Cadance's magic color is pink/purplish
No it's fucking blue. She also has wings, so what the hell?
>>37677601
Ah, that's actually good, Trixie using illusions to invoke Discord forgetting.
>>37677648
Ah... Whitley-ism.
>>37677668
Fuckin' knew they'd do this.
>>37677675
Yaaaay and then your OCs never would appear in the show because you're just that pitiful.
>>37677763
It was rebuilt.
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>>37678119
I was talking about the old elements of harmony gang and the reappearing villains
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>>37678117
There are literally only TWO episodes in G4 completely dedicated to ancient flashbacks and in both cases MCs think they're telling a fictional story.
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>>37678169
did you see the later seasons?
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>>37678193
Yes. One is "Hearth's Warming Eve" and other is "Campfire Tales"
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>>37677681
Pencils is finally free/10
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Before I start reading this issue, I just want to say
I have no fucking clue what is going on with the Knight of Harmony storyline.
It's so convoluted and the issues were spaced out far enough that I couldn't keep track of it.
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>>37677681
absolutely meh
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>>37678237
Pencils was promised senior artist position for IDW G5 comics. It seems Hasbro continued contract with IDW.
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>>37677846
God Hasbro please remove this retard from G5 licensed products. Imagine this moron writing comic about cops and Hitch
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>>37678319
It's not canon, just ignore it.
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>>37678319
They completely ruined G4. Do you really think they won't do the same with G5?
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>>37677691
Oh hi, Andy.
Yeah, you really carried it all the way to the bottom.
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>>37677730
Apparently nobody at IDW's staff really liked her.
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>>37678302
Confirming because I remember too. I’ll be glad to see the new ponies in his style. Pls do Zipp’s hair in a flattering way, not one big smooth curl or sticking straight up..
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>>37678319
>Hitch is a pussy who tries to teach his own unit about respecting everycreature
>Izzy is a hippie or an antifa rebel
>Sunny is your actual Greta WOKE activist
>Zipp is the mean feminist dyke bullying Hitch
>Pipp is a gamer girl winning every MMORPG and showing those trolls how women do it
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>>37678302
>>37678237
Holy fuck! I just realized they're going to make Pencils draw Marble Pie's grave.
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>>37678364
Dude, Everfree is gone, Castle of Two Sisters' ruins are dust. Gravestone is likely long gone, too.
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>>37678373
No, they're gonna do it. The graves will be the only thing left and they will force Pencils to draw the skeletal remains of all his favorite characters. This is what Hasbro does.
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>>37677681
>entire S10 wasted to tell "our friendship is not special" story
>instead actual Grogar storyline
>instead anything leading to CheesePie, Discoshy or any relevant romance
>instead exploring Discord, Starswirl or Cozy's backstory
Like even making whole arc about Cosmos would be better than this trash
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>>37678381
stop being autistic, Pencil can draw whatever he wants, and he doesnt even give that much of a fuck about MLP as you think he does
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>>37678390
>he doesnt even give that much of a fuck about MLP as you think he does
Wow, are you his agent or a mind reader?
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>>37678390
Then he'll have no problem drawing her grave!
It's just the sort of irony I'm used to with them.
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This comic was terrible from the first to the last issue.
And I wonder why we couldn't have nice things instead of this garbage, or how in the hell the staff behind of this nightmare could even pretend that other people would enjoy this horrible thing.
Why the comics couldn't have been as good as they used to be during the first year of the comic run? The staff was perfectly able to create good stories, so they don't have any excuse for the nightmares that came later.

Why, God, why.
WHY.
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>>37677902
He probably wanted to write an issue set in the S9 finale time period so we can get old lady Tempest.
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>>37678384
The knights as a concept at least would be more interesting to explore Discord.

Even i was more interested in the relationship between the knights and Discord instead of the present. My god, those are his ghost of the past that would make us see something about his reign.

Even that little conection show us the entire trees arc don't need to exist, just make the knights like an extremist group who only wants harmony just because Discord did something with their kingdom. No species mane 6, just the knights and Discord regreting of the past and do something to solve it
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>>37678403
>SJW :) They are obviously bronu allies after all.
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>>37677730
poochie is just twilight but without wings
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>>37678360
>Pipp is a gamer girl winning every MMORPG and showing those trolls how women do it
More like transgirl. Someone will need to get the tranny treatment after all
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>>37678503
Are trannies even in ""fashion"" anymore? Wonder what other letter they will go for.
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>>37678503
How would the most petite one be a tranny?
>Izzy > Hitch > Sunny > Zipp > Pipp
in order of size

It’s Izzy you’re looking for.
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>>37677574
I feel like I missed a lot in the comics. Does anyone have a link to the other comics before this one?
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>>37678541
nice reading comprehension
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if the comics are so terrible and sell like shit why did they bother making them for 9 years
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>>37678560
They weren't truly terrible until season 10 and, oh look, they stopped making them shortly after starting with this crap.
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>>37678560
Still made a profit most those years and served as advertising
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>>37678560
for most of time it sell well for Idw standard.
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>>37678560
For the same reason Archie made over 100 issues of terrible Sonic stories without caring about the declining sales and the customers turning their backs on them: because execes and artists can be turboretarded.
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>>37678585
Artists have nothing to do with it. They draw. It’s their job.
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>>37678571
>They weren't truly terrible until season 10
>Reflections
>Seige
>Bulls
>Deers
>Dragon Town
>The fucking living apples
>Sombra's edgy origin
>Not truly terrible

Why are you like this, anon? I would like to know why.
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>>37678589
Sonic was drawn by terrible artists who did not even cared about making the characters look like they were supposed to look like, just like Andy's bitter faces, Garbowska's round faces and Fosgitt's pigbodied ponies.
They had just one job and they all failed at doing it.
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>>37678611
>Equating all three
found the retard
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>>37678629
Oh hey, it's personal insults now.
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>>37678637
Have your feelings been hurt?
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>>37678639
What exactly are you expecting to obtain by defending the undefendable, anon? And why do you think that flinging out infantile insults will make things go your way?
I would like to know and understand why people like you always need to behave the same way.
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>>37678663
No anon, you're the baby for having standards
Having taste is immature
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Even derpibooru disliked this comic.
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>>37678590
>>Sombra's edgy origin

this was not bad.
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On the other hand, equestria daily is still defending the comic no matter what and harrasing anyone who tries to give a honest opinion about it.
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>>37678721
This guy gives a bad name to people on the autism spectrum.
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>>37678732
>villain apologists
is that dude triggered by people liking villains or something?
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>>37678755
Joshua is a special kind of retarded.
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>>37678732
Wtf?
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>>37678804
This is just genuine autism
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>>37677581
This is confusing as fuck. The narration says that the Knights of Harmony discovered "the" Element of Harmony, but apparently they discovered a different set, and they also discovered four other sets of 6. The sixth seth, the one we know, was not discovered by them.

>>37677586
So the Knights of Order is what the Knights of Harmony called themselves after Discord fucked shit up, so why does the narration refer to them as such right before that?

>>37677589
>But we could hide the temples, cause them to be lost.
Except for the one that was on the continent with the chaos entity who caused all this calamity. For some reason they ignored that for a thousand years.
>to keep those other Elements inactive, no matter the cost
They didn't do anything when they saw the temples activate up until the last one.

>>37677591
>your Elements went unnoticed
They knew they existed.

>>37677596
>what is flying

>>37677598
>retreiving

>>37677604
So the Knights of Harmony, the primordial Elements if you will, aren't just misguided but are fundamentally petty assholes. Fucking why?

>I can't tell who's who?
Aren't they all Discord clones? Just shoot them already.

>>37677621
Nice slap Silverstream.

>>37677630
>I've no idea how I got here
Okay I kek'd

>>37677655
This marks the third time Canterlot Castle has been destroyed. Woop-de-doo.

>>37677657
I can't believe AJ fucking died, those steel beams must weigh a ton.

>>37677661
What luck that the birds have telekinesis powers for some reason. And they the others are there, too.

>>37677672
Thanks to character placement, Twilight has weight buckteeth now.

>>37677675
What happened to the bad guys, anyway? The lion guy just kind of surrenders, and and that's it? Is Twilight going to banish Elements to Tartarus, or is she going to try to reform them? Glad it's over—and please keep it like that.
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>>37677596
>I was merely pretending to have wings.
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>>37678787
He's fat, balding, autist for real, on his mid 30's and has done absolutely nothing but freak out on the internet since he dropped out from mid school. Only a few people on EqD and Derpibooru can tolerate him and he's ready to attack them as well if they as much hint they don't like something he likes.
He's obsessed with this place as well, so whenever you see a thread being attacked by a loud contrarian trying to supress criticism or defend something terrible it's a fair shot to assume it's him.
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>>37678193
Also in A Hearth's Warming Tail, Starlight referred to the Windigos as "mythical," and it seemed like she was a bit skeptical about the whole Snowfall Frost thing by extension.
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>>37678821
>What happened to the bad guys, anyway? The lion guy just kind of surrenders, and and that's it? Is Twilight going to banish Elements to Tartarus, or is she going to try to reform them?
Whitley is obviously trying to leave a window for a chance to continue this trainwreck one way or another.
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>>37678843
pony forgot their abilities....sound faithful of the show.
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>>37678787
He is the kind of retard who cannot enjoy anything because the tiniest hint of disagreement is enough to trigger him into a damage control frenzy where he tries to correct everyone's opinion by force so he could not feel like he's liking a flawed thing.
One he's going, he can go on for months nonstop because he has absolutely nothing else to do.
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>>37678890
With the villain statue probably, but ignoring yawning plot holes and unaddressed ramifications is par for the course.
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>>37678935
Whitley is infamoys for only focusing on the things he likes and then using Twitter to rationalize all the fuck ups present on his stories, all while he rages, insults and blocks anyone who tries to point out a flaw.
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>>37677661
Wait what, were these furfags always meant to have magic?
Also nice try, but they can't fix thousands of ponies and animals dying in the collapse >>37677655
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>>37677586
>>37677594
>>37677604
>>37677643

My god, so, they actually know Discord or not? It's like there was an revelation about Discord didn't nothing about that and they just used him as a scapegoat to excuse their actions.

They don't know their name, they refers him as a myth instead of something bigger and looks like Danu knows about his image when he was a kid but don't know about his name.

Also, that pic about the knights aganist Discord, Celestia, Luna, Novo and the other 2 royals.

Stop making confusing the things in the same issue!
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>>37677878
To be honest this is more like "This was we gonna to do next, but to bad the comic is cancelled. Please make an online petition so I keep working"
To be honest? I see this more like a blessing. The villain trio will get out but NO ONE in the comic staff will be able to write about this because they're forced to move to G5.
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>>37678960
>They don't know their name, they refers him as a myth instead of something bigger and looks like Danu knows about his image when he was a kid but don't know about his name.
It's as if Whitley had never considered the idea of Discord living among ponies could have been a hot discussion topic about ponies and other countries alike so everyone would know about him and where he was crashing.
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>>37677675
>Friendship, Family, Experience, Purpose, and Love.
This word salad excellently shows how fucked this entire premise is.
Also no mention of Patriotism, so I guess their first action will be to wipe that land of the map once and for all.
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Did they ever make good and entertaining comic (except for Big Mac's Nails Saga, of course)?
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>>37679050

English, please.
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>>37677681
3/10 Bad plot, bad art, bad everything. This time even the dialogue felt very unnatural to read. The ending is another level of awful, somehow they managed once again to run out of time and the villains aren't actually defeated at all, they just vanish. Also Patriotism is bad, because who cares about differentiating it from Nationalism, shallow politics in pony comics are great! And while we're at it, let the creatures rebuild Canterlot in what seems like 2 minutes, because fuck pacing.
What a clusterfuck this whole "season" has been. It's hilarious that Whitley and co. really thought they could write a 14 issue arc with 8 groups of 6 main characters plus a ton of supporting ones and not fail miserably. Alas they did, and they did.
Granted, I don't know what Hasbro did behind the scenes, but I'd guess the comic staff had even more freedom now that FiM has ended and G5 is starting than ever before. But instead of using this and the real estate of 14 issues, one of them double-length, to tell any kind of interesting story and maybe even finish some arcs that S9 shamefully ignored, it's just The Ending of the End with even more fucking OCs.
Funny how even the very last panel of this travesty shows a more interesting premise. Redeeming Chryssi, Tirek and Cozy would have made for a better friendship story than these 14 comics combined.
Final thoughts on this whole comic series, it's sad that it had to share the same fate as its main series. Hundreds of episodes/issues, and barely a handful that are worth anything in hindsight. How a franchise could accumulate so many grifters that bogged it all down at every opportunity is beyond me, even with the complete lack of quality control and malicious interference from Hasbro you'd think there would be at least a couple of Pencils to salvage it.
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>>37679017
To be fair, not even the show cares about that detail about.

The knights were the only non pony characters in the entire series that reacts like someone should react when they see Discord or any other similar creature as Eris or Cosmos, being surprised about his presence and then trying to exterminate or use him as a weapon.
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>>37677675
Remind me, who's that OC on the bench that's also in several other pages?
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>>37679113
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fringe_(TV_series)
https://fringe.fandom.com/wiki/Observers
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>>37679099
I really don't understand why the editor didn't say his idea is really awful for a comic or at least the idea of having 6 of every species instead of different numbers from 2 to 5 to have better focus.

Hell, even the principal villains don't need the whole trees of harmony plot, they can works in perfectly with just "oh, Discord is an ally of them? let's destroy the entire country!" Not putting many OCs.

Season 10 would have been about the first days of Twilight as a queen and how hard it is. With the knights like the opening and an alliance with the evil trio as the ending, only to see the evil trio see the knights as really psichopaths that don't even they want to be related.
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>>37679132
>non-pony show reference
thanks, i hate it
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>>37677764
Weird way to spell kino.
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>>37679172
Yeah, screw Doctor Whooves.
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Bobby Curnow is finally gone too.
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>>37677681
Thank fuck that garbage season is over. Words can't describe how much I hate industry hacks.
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>>37679210
>He thanked Jay Fosgitt but refused to mention Pencils
Curnow was an asshole to the bitter end, hahaha.
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>>37679518
Pencils is Athorist.
Still, fuck him for even acknowledging Fosgitt.
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>>37679626
Fuck him, period.
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>>37678334
Do you really think Hasbro will them give them a license again when they have a Marvel writter on board now wiht connections for much better comics?
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>>37677681
Ugh.... It's just so pale, boring and reused. The last panel would be a great topic for a whole arc, but they offered us OC and e621 garbage.
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(more comprehensive breakdown)
>>37677589
>not able to destroy the Elements
So you want us to believe that they were less of a formidable force than the likes of Nightmare Moon, Sombra, or Discord? Is that it?
What the hell?
Why didn't they secure the temples better than they did, plant death traps?
>>37677596
This makes no sense on three levels: one, Discord can absolutely handle himself without Cadance if he's got enough time to react, which he does, two, Cadance would probably know this, and be attacking, three, Cadance was born a pegasus, so this doesn't make sense for it to not be an inborn reaction. Her combat reflexes are kinda decent going by the show.
>>37677601
>Starlight is here...
>>37677633
She's an alicorn that spawned Flurry Heart, so I don't think aiming in a specific spot on a rock would matter much. Also, why was her shield purpleish, but now it's correctly blue colored?
>>37677675
I skimmed over this and didn't even notice Chrysalis breaking free.
Nice going Whitley, you tease us with something in the hopes of going "hey, look, here's a premise infinitely more interesting than anything I came up with in this shlock of a 'season,' now beg for it to continue so we can make more money on this." Hell, I think freeing the Evil Trio with a proposal of "if you willingly help us fight them, we'll consider giving you a chance, since you wanted to rule, not destroy..."
Whitley's interpretation of the world is so pretentious to an extreme, and it shows with how tone-deaf all those sets of Elements are.
>>37677681
3/10 at best plot wise. You just fucking knew they were going to contrive a loss for the ponies, so those Super Special Elements would have to bail them out.
1. Why did Discord do basically nothing with his magic against the enemy? He's someone more dangerous than Celestia and Luna combined. He can Discord them to break their bonds/connection to their Element, he can warp space and time, he can do so many things, and yet he did nothing, because to have him do something as he realistically would, you'd have to acknowledge how artificial the stakes are, that these villains realistically wouldn't be a threat.
2. Why did Starlight appear, only to do absolutely nothing? She could've helped Cadance beat that guy in a direct fight, by Cadance putting pressure on him by shooting down his attacks, and Starlight getting the hits in by teleporting around and blasting, wearing him down, or she could've helped another group. She's not a character you should have just "there," only to do absolutely nothing.
3. These villains and overall plotline absolutely suck. None of the alt sets Elements were memorable in any way, any of those new characters.
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>>37679900
>but now it's correctly blue colored?
*that being "Cadance's magic is now correctly blue."
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>>37679900
Balor is the only one who would give troubles to Discord, meanwhile, the rest can be easily defeated in a snap or in a really funny way how he likes to do, just look how he defeated Taranis in offscreen.

And the entire plotline with the knights... it's really necesally the super special elements squad? They can exist without them and it's better a plot about Discord fighting aganist a buffed version of them like a way to fight aganist his ghosts.
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>>37679900
I like how the day is saved by all of the other Elements using their relatively mundane skills to salvage some rubble. They were already too late; whole towers have crumbled and realistically there would have been dozens of casualties; but they saved a few lives, I suppose. It's not like the same stuff could have been done by regular characters, like how all the unicorns combined their magic in The Ending Of The End (not that makes sense but if that's the continuity we're going with it should be brought up). It's a complete rehash of the show finale, but more predictable (how else were they going to cram in these ~30 OCs) and less meaningful. What complicates it further is that the comic artists knew that if G5 were canon some kind of split and division must have happened, so you have this ambiguous moral of "friendship brings unity and happiness except it won't."
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>>37678922
is this Joshua a Hasbro/comic worker or something or just a random internet guy?
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>>37678950
>were these furfags always meant to have magic?
the student 6 used the elements of harmony implying everycreature can have the power of friendship
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What a fucking waste of comics.

>Never a Big mac story wbout his recent marriage and how Sugar Belle adjusts to her new life on Sweet Apple Acres, with the awkward things happening one after another because neither her or the Apples are used to live with a new person.
>Never a Granny Smith and GrandPear story where we get to know more about their son and daugther.
>Never a Discord story where we get to see what a normal day on Ponyville looks and feels for him.
>Never a Spike story where he tries to teach Ember how to read and write (for future deals between Dragons and other races) while she tries to teach him how to fight and defend himself.
>Never a Spike and Smolder story where Spike deals with having a friend who's also the little sister of the biggest asshole he has met on his life, while Smolder deals with the baggage of having a complete cretin as her big brother and all the fallout he makes her catch.
>Never a Rainbow Dash story where she has to train a talented, but assholish pegasus who's basically a younger version of herself.
>Never a Pinkie Pie story where she casually asks her bosses about the story behind of how they met and she discovers that there's more than meets the eye about the kind and patient Cakes.
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>>37677675
Adios mlp comics.
>>37677681
I found this last arc to be confusing. Maybe it's the writing, or just because I've not been paying attention too much from disinterest.
I have to be honest, I haven't enjoyed the series for a long time, aside from issue 99. That one was sweet.
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>>37680057
Joshua is just an autist manchild who lives on the internet and feels like he need to patrol and control it 24/7 because he cannot deal with people having different opinions and he can't be happy unless he bitches and harrases them away from his safe spaces.
That's literally all what he does. He has no house chores to take care about, no day job to feel responsible about, no friends to visit or receive at home, nothing at all.
It's just him, his autism and his phone.
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>>37680074
Let's discuss more unexplored storylines:
>Trixie reuniting with her father, Jack Pot
>Limestone & Marble Pie adventure / feels story
>Rainbow Dahs and Lightning Dust making amends
>Discord and Pinkie Pie teaming up for general shenanigans
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>>37680110
Don't forget a Derpy story.
The manga proved it was possible to make a story about her without needing to use memes, references or dowtwor whoobbies to make it work and even managed to flesh her out as a character on just 11 pages.
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>>37680074
All those ideas, specially the Discord and Spike ones are something i really want to see.

C'mon Hasbro, you can give Naver Webtoon the work to make a slice of life webtoon series about G4, without the epic things, just a SoL in a fantasy world...
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>37679900
>Hell, I think freeing the Evil Trio with a proposal of "if you willingly help us fight them, we'll consider giving you a chance, since you wanted to rule, not destroy..."
Meant to say "could've been interesting," but that was probably guessable.
>>37679984
Yeah, Balor (the "bye-bye magic" bullshittery one if I recall, right?) was the only one that can plausibly even begin to oppose Discord. I really just can't buy Danu being in the same league as Cadance, outclassing her by throwing rocks, by any stretch. Tirek's earthbending is more impressive if you ask me.
>>37680034
>They were already too late; whole towers have crumbled and realistically there would have been dozens of casualties; but they saved a few lives, I suppose.
> It's not like the same stuff could have been done by regular characters,
>It's a complete rehash of the show finale, but more predictable (how else were they going to cram in these ~30 OCs) and less meaningful.
Pretty much this. Whitley got on a high horse with his pet OCs again, and he got worse since Radiant Hope, because he has no capacity for self-reflection, he knows best.
>>37680074
Also:
>no arc with the CMC doing cool things to earn stained glass, Sweetie Belle truly coming into her own with her good magic, Apple Bloom potions, Scootaloo agility
>no Students depth in general added if that's your cup of tea
>no arc reflecting on the villains, pondering if anything could've been handled better
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>>37680173
The season 10 comics could have been about the real Grogar appearing out from nowhere and forcing everyone to work together to have a chance of survival against him.
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>>37680110
Other ideas can be...
>Discord visits another kingdom, can be the dragon kingdom with Spike's help.
>Spike invites Thorax to the boys' night.
>Twilight dealing with the Storm's Kingdom after the fall of their king.
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>>37680196
>Twilight has to deal with an unseen monster that attacks Equestria at night, destroying houses, ravaging the landscape, terrifying everyone, etc.
>What she doesn't know is that the monster is actually Spike sleepwalking at night, completely unaware of what he's doing
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>>37680173
Yeah, the "bye.bye magic" creature would give Discord troubles to don't end the conflict so fast.

But, if i was Whitley, i would give Balor the power of speed everytime she/he was in contact with magic to fight aganist Discord. Everytime he uses his powers, just makes Balor faster than Discord's mind, making an interesting battle where Discord need other ways to stop Balor.

Meanwhile the rest of knights fights aganist the entire population.
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>>37677767
Personally, I don't mind a lot of non-pony characters, but most of the ones in this arc don't seem to have a lot of character. Compare them to Spike, Gilda, or even Gallus, and they come off as pretty one-dimensional. And as everyone else has pointed out, they were wasted anyway since the comic was more focused on everyone doing things collectively than on individual characters getting much time to shine. It literally forgot Starlight existed.
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>>37679900
>Why did Starlight appear, only to do absolutely nothing?
This was the only good thing in this issue.
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>>37680321
Bro, nobody wanted to write or draw a Starlight story, that's the one and only of IDW's saving graces.
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>>37680349
Damn, first no Alicorn Glimmer and now no comic issue out of over 200.
It's over Poochie chuds.
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So regardless of the quality, is this it for official G4 content now? Nothing else new left?
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>>37680484
Generations, and then... i don't know if IDW actually will do something with Chrysalis out and the MLP/Transformers 3 thing.
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>>37679004
I could see that as the G5's comic's explanation behind the sealing of Magic, the downfall of an empire, and the separation of the Pony races.
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>>37680484
just let it reas ffs, at this point I feel any fan creation has the same verity of all of this shit, the ONLY thing that the "official" stuff has going for it is that if you are into the fandom you can discuss and relate to other fans but thats it
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>>37680321
Bias aside, it would've been better if they, y'know, came up with a way to get her out of the picture, even offhandedly. Having her not implicitly or explicitly incapacitated in some way only further highlights the absurdity of the plot worfing the ponies, on the level that "Discord has his magic and isn't automatically wiping the floor with them next to the alicorns" is. You need to *show* or *tell* why a character who's as savvy and powerful a mage as she is didn't amount to even a single panel beyond a cameo, or it makes it shittier.
For that matter, why was Trixie suddenly defeated offscreen at >>37677641 when she wasn't even SEEN with Cadance, Stygian, and Maud before?
>>37680384
Are you blocking the Accord arc from your memory, or...?
Not that I'm defending that dumpster fire of an arc.
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>"If you all have elements then you'll attack us!"
>literally no one has know who they are for centuries
Yep, it's Whitley.
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>>37678721
>>37678732
They sided with that faggot and not me hahaha
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>>37679103
Um nobody wants that or asked for it in equestria though
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>>37680104
I think he's a mentally disabled leech who is wrong about everything he spends his time on, and that's why he can't get a job
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>>37680747
Who? Joshua?
I vaguely remember him (or one of his orbiters) talking about how he's both physically and mentally handicapped and so he cannot get a job even if he wanted to because he cannot handle even the most basic tasks.
Among other things, he is supposed to suffer from respiratory tract deformities that make him a literal mouthbreather and he has no libido because his balls never dropped and his junk simply do not work.
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>>37680766
OK. He’s someone with some unfortunate mental and health implications due to no fault of his own. He isn’t a malicious or violent troll, so I’d stop this little exposé.
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>>37680901
He constantly rants about how he wants 4channer to die the most atrocious death because channers are "toxic" and it only takes a single disagreement with him to label you as a channer and doing all he can to piss you off and make you say something "offensive" so he could sic the local mods on you to get you banned, all while he mocks and provokes you,
He's a monster who knows perfectly what he does and how to do it, so stop excusing him.
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>>37680920
Why are you posting on EqD in the first place lol. No one here cares about local EqD comment section drama.
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>>37680920
Not that monstrous. And he’s not above any chantard if he wishes death upon just anyone.
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>>37677574
>Season 10 Episode 14
so season 10 ends in the two parter of #113-E25 and #114-E26?
so basically 12 more issues until the end of the season... any idea how long it will take until then?
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>>37681456
Forever because literally got cancelled
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>>37679004
I'm pretty sure "Chrysalis getting out" is just artist's thing, it wasn't in the Whitney's script.
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>>37681456
oh, never mind then, didn't read that this was the final issue, oh well.
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>final issue in a 9 year long series
>more time spent with OCs than with the mane 6

pain
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>>37677574
Like, memes aside, this is literally such an anticlimax as the final ever piece of non crossover G4 material. This felt like literally nothing, like just a random arc that appeared mid series, not the conclusion of the entirety of this monumentally long tie in series deserves.

Like, this lasted longer than the Transformers comics and those shaped the entirety of Transformers lore for decades, and had a pretty conclusive ending despite being cancelled early. This was… nothing. The 50th issue was more conclusive than this.

Absolute garbage.
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>>37679210
Literallywho?
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>>37680034
>not that makes sense
Uh, have you watched Hearth's Warming Eve episode? Or any instance where two unicorns lift heavy object together?
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non-canon bullshit / 10
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>>37680074
>>37680110
That sounds like plots for Friends Forever series. Why they stopped it anyway?
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>>37677661
First they ruin the cool orc / goblin dog thing and now they give their fursonas magic cause who not...
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>>37677763
It exploded in the movie too. Ponies are surprisingly good with tools despite having no opposable thumbs.
Plus, you know, magic. I ain't gotta explain shit.
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>>37677661
I like how Twilight is staring directly at the bipedal blue jay. Meme magic just keeps on giving.
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>>37679004
They can show up in G5 though. But I doubt they would make their G5 debut in a comic.
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It was awful, the whole arc was awful. There’s barely anything to even scrap from it. The pacing in this last one was the absolute worst of all. Really just bad.

But still….FiM is…over now…completely…

:(
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>>37682057
It should have ended 7 years ago.
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>>37677574
>The Final Issue
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>>37677681
didn't even read a single panel but i know it's trash and i hate it, 0/10
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>>37678865
>>37680104
>>37680766
>>37680920
It's pretty freaking gay how obsessed you are with this loser. You sound like you got an entire psych profile written about him. How much space does he occupy on your hard drive?
And in case it wasn't obvious, I am being rhetorical. I don't actually care about your autism feud with a literal who.
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>>37680244
Too similar to the Big Mac sleepwalking episode.
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>>37680110
How did Celestia acquire Spike's egg? I personally like to think it was a gift from Scorpan as a sign of friendship with the ponies and as a nod to Spike and Scorpan's connection in G1.

Was there any connection between Sombra's magic disabling black crystals and Chrysalis's magic disabling black stone throne? Star Swirl and Grogar both have a bell motif. Is there any connection there? What about the magic reindeer?

Are there any giant dragons waking up from a long slumber and not liking the state of current events and taking action?

Does Discord go on any cosmic adventures when not hanging with ponies? Does he play a role in universal balance or is "lord of chaos" and "spirit of disharmony" just fancy titles he gave himself with no deeper meaning?
When/Why did Discord come to Equestria in the first place? What was his first meeting with the alicorns like?

Did Big Mac ever aspire for anything beyond farm life before his parents died and he had to stay home to support his family?

What exactly was the Pony of Shadows and who built its shrine beneath an abandoned pony settlement? Was there some kind of ancient pony cult that worships it and are they still active?

Whatever happened to Star Swirl's time scroll? It just disappears into a time vortex and is never seen again. Can someone find it and use it to screw with time? I would have loved an episode where Star Swirl goes back in time to make amends with a neglected Clover. Maybe Star Swirl even sees his sudden death and has to decide between saving his student and the ramifications of meddling with time and solves it by bringing him to the future right before he dies, thus not technically altering the past since Clover no longer exists in that time period.
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>>37682069
Wrong, it should never started
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>>37681081
Okay, thanks for revealing you are his boyfriend or something.
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>>37682265
>Are there any giant dragons waking up from a long slumber and not liking the state of current events and taking action?
They will be flattened by Torch under Ember's orders.
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EqD confirmed for being behind the sudden damage control and tard shielding comments.
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>>37682623
>posting on EqD
Go back
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>>37682623
>You've already been reported.
Nani?!
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>>37682069
>>37682432
Disgusting.
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>>37682703
Just tards in their natural habitat.
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>>37677638

Professor Pinkus to the rescue!
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>>37682142
4 U <3
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>>37677601

That's gotta be Sgt Rock.
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>>37678590
I liked reflections and seige. Sombra's backstory was better than any backstory we go for any villian in the show.
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>I liked reflections and seige.
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>>37677643
This sound like an argument against nuclear weapons
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>>37677675

>Cozy Glow still encased in carbonate

Best thing about this issue
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>>37683566
Golly pedos seething
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>>37683381
Now Discord needs his haunted tank to destroy the Knights.
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Another instance of “we’ll see them again”
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Tick tock, queers
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>>37684441
He doesn't know shit, he's just a contracted comic artist on a licensed 3rd party product. But the chances of a FiM reboot happening are close to 100% in the next decade.
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Was the Transformers crossover at least good? how many #issues are there?

Anyone wanna talk about fan comics now? maybe storytime them in 4 parts every week? I was thinking of commissioning some actual talent, but if the fandom reaction is "blegh fanmade, not official" then I don't want to waste 20k USDs on a 200 page comic that nobody appreciates.
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>>37678403
>Why the comics couldn't have been as good as they used to be during the first year of the comic run? The staff was perfectly able to create good stories, so they don't have any excuse for the nightmares that came later.
That's why, you thought the first comics were good to begin with instead of rightfully criticizing them as well for not being good enough. The first comics were the writers at their best, their behaviour, otherwise the latter comics are just like the first ones except they're heavily about OCs you don't care about and even less creative and far up their own ass. The first comics had the same flaws, only not as exaggerated. It's like saying S4-S5 are good compared to S8-S9.
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Aside from "Starlight did nothing other than cameo," "Discord didn't do enough despite his power," "Cadance wasn't defeated plausibly enough," "Trixie was somehow suddenly with Cadance and got defeated," and "predictable ending..."
I also wonder why the hell Shining Armor fell into a narrative pit after being brainwashed. Wouldn't it be a good idea to have someone as powerful as him brainwashed, with full use of his magic again? Why did he disappear from the group with Tempest and Rockhoof/the other brainwashed guards? Why are these guys "Elements of Harmony" when they're plainly prone to being disharmonious as shown in >>37677604 , and Discord could also be exploiting this with his magic/words?
That could've been an opportunity for Discord to throw gasoline on the fire, make them fight amongst themselves, as a throwback to S2.
Why didn't they even try to get Celestia and Luna's help for this happening? Why wouldn't Spike send them a letter? Those two outright told them they'd be willing to help if they needed them for anything in the series finale.
Earlier, I lied, this is a 2/10 at best, regarding the plot. They seriously acted like "OH NO all hope is lost" at >>37677655
onwards when they never incapacitated/removed the magic from the likes of Discord and Starlight onscreen, which is a damn huge hole to fall into.
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>>37682473
Based.
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>>37684586
>Was the Transformers crossover at least good?
It was complete garbage except by Spike's chapters because those were NOT drawn and written by the usual hacks handling the license.
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>>37684710
>onwards when they never incapacitated/removed the magic from the likes of Discord and Starlight onscreen, which is a damn huge hole to fall into.

And the strange thing is Balor can fight aganist Discord without any troubles, i don't know why that didn't happen (besides don't having time or space).
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>>37680173
>no Students depth in general added if that's your cup of tea

I will genuinely never forgive them for this. They had the keys to the kingdom to fanfiction the shit out of those characters, and they wanted to give us this season 10 snorefest to drag the last part of comic into the fucking dirt.

Fuck I would have taken more Swift Foot shenanigans if it meant more Student stories.
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>>37684630
Those early comics were better than s03. Yes, even before twilicorn.
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>>37684463
Why is the fandom flooding with trannies?
Can't they enjoy ponies without taking "it's a little girls' thing" to heart?
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>>37686322
>Fuck I would have taken more Swift Foot shenanigans if it meant more Student stories.
FUCK, why did you have to remind me? That sequel hook was a more interesting setup than any of this shit, because it was obvious that it might've come to light, how the Thracians' backstory was a probable case of an unreliable narrator.
But no, Whitley had to have his "good ideas" here, and it shows.
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>>37684586
There are 2 crossover series; 4 issues each. I think a 3rd is planned. Each issue was split into 2 separate stories so there really isn't a whole lot of time for character development or memorable moments. Only worth a read if you have nothing else in your queue.
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How old are Whitley and Katie Cook? >>37677657
Their writing feels like one of those soulless executive-mandated 90s shows like Pink Panther & kids, X & friends, Tom & Jerry Kids with a dash of disgusting 2010s onions/opinions when they open their mouths.
The atmosphere is all over the place. It feels like a parody. It feels like Batman & Robin 1997 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118688/

I can't believe you guys didn't bitch about the series since day 0, like pic related never happened just like the evil mane6 never happened in the Reflections arc.
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>>37688081
>you guys
Fuck off, newfag.
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>>37688081
Was this your first comic series? Comic covers are always deceptive. You learn quick not to care about something literally every big comic does all the time.
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>>37682473
based and truepilled
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>>37684586
>Anyone wanna talk about fan comics now?
I don't know, are there any that are finished and didn't go completely off the rails with a ton of OCs, because then I could just read the official ones again.
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>>37677574
By the way, thanks to the original storytime anon, who retired last year >>35786823, for making what must surely be hundreds of storytime threads over the years.
Your timely and HQ rips were always highly appreciated.
And also thanks to the other anons who stepped up afterwards and continued posting them to the bitter end.
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>>37688081
>How old are Whitley and Katie Cook?
Mid to late 40's, hence why their references and sense of what's popular are so outdated.
IMO, nobody over 30 should work for a children franchise.
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>>37688093
>newfag
you will never be one of us no matter how much you try to spam and catchphrase to pretend you were here all along
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>>37688543
>they're still attempting to rewrite history
I dunno why you even try, your previous post subverts your point.
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>>37677675
And after being free, she kills another innocent cat and leaves Tirek and Cozy alone because she born like an evil creature.

That's why IDW should have made their own timeline instead of mixing original things with everything see in the original show.
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>>37689238
Hasbro won't allow it.
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>>37689273
If they allow Ending of the end in first place, they can allow that.

And the cat thing was something she done in the first IDW arc
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>>37689287
Hasbro wants comics to be addon to the show, not their own separate timeline.
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One thing that occurs to me is that if Danu, the leader of the bunch is such an existential threat, that they'd be willing to do anything to stop him, preferably peacefully... he seems to have a cutie mark, and Starlight has an Unmark/Equalize spell. I think the situation would've justified it at that point, if she'd actually be willing to do it.
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>>37688081
you don't read the story, right? changeling turn ino the mane-6, so the cover is correct.
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>>37678072
a fate worse than death
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>>37677657

Hey it's the final issue. I had to do it one more time.
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>>37682057
Pony Life finale is the real conclusion to G4
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>>37689508
The topic is IDW comics, though.
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>>37683566

If one escapes the other two can't be far behind.
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why is it that the comics used Cadence more then the actual show
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>>37690115
For being written by a feminist?
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Is there someone mad enough to have archived every IDW issue?
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Okay, I hate this comic too, but how can you get so whiny about it?:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=876enzRWoXA
His whine almost made me state that I like the comic, just to piss him up.
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>>37691681
Don't you ever get tired of trying to defend garbage while you keep pretending to be one of us?
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>>37691762
Okay, Miss Anthro Pony.
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>>37692033
Ok, so you are autist and can't do anything but repeat premade lines and blindly spit out pot shots because the idea of thinking, creating and saying your own arguments is impossible to you.
Shutting down madhouses was a costly mistake.
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>>37677746
Yeah, that designer of cat folk was retarded and designed some of them to be actual cats instead of Capper's species.
>>37692047
WTF is your problem? First (wrongly) accuse me of liking this arc, then you make nonsensical rant. I can only conclude you're either a fanboy of that guy, or the guy himself.
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>>37686632

Does anyone have that super old greentext about Trixie and the Alicorn Amulet?
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>>37692078
>He just can't keep his mouth shut even if he already disgraced himself
Yep, autism it is. Autists cannot ever shut up, period.
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s8s9+comics+equestria girls are not cannon :D
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>>37677681
D-, only because the bit with Maud made me smile.

What a shitload of fuck. That's all I have to say.

>The End...for now.

I'll have some of whatever Whitley is smoking. He's gotta be on some powerful shit to even THINK this is going to continue after the disaster that was Season 10. Whitley is pure poison. The only good, not even great, just "fun to read" issues, were wholly separate from his OC Donut Steel story. The best part is, he KNOWS what people want. The Grogar Gang getting unstoned and completing their character arcs would have been a solid foundation for S10. Whitley simply doesn't care beyond using it as a carrot on a stick to get fans to demand more.

>"Oh look, if the comics continue, you'll see these beloved characters actually continue their story arcs"

So fucking scummy. What a way for the comics to go out. They were always middling, but it was usually the case where it was half good, half bad. S10 as a whole was simply rotten from the very start. I'm glad it's over if THIS was what it'll be like. At least, AT LEAST it wasn't some hammy setup for G5. I was genuinely afraid of that.
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>>37692932
That panel actually is a bad idea in IDW continuity, because for how they managed Chrysalis in their stories, where she's a psichopath who murder cats, i don't think you want to see Chrysalis in another IDW story that don't ignores S9 and don't ignores the previous comics at the same time.
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>>37692978
The comics can do stuff that the show can’t do, don’t tell me she wouldn’t do all kinds of awful stuff, the show has to be for everyone but as a universe to itself there’s all sorts of r rated things that happen that we just don’t get to see.

At least that’s how I look at it.
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>>37692978
Yeah, like I said, if this is the caliber of what the future would be like, then I'm GLAD it's over.
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>>37691681
Honestly. I prefer to see MisAnthro Pony shitting on the comics rather than watch Silver Quill acting like a shill and defending this shit.
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>>37693002
Yeah, despite the fandom see her as a Magneto to her species, the writers always manages her like an evil person in every sense. And then, IDW makes Chrysalis the only villain who crossed the line with killing a cat and making a genocide.
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>>37693024
Silver Quill made quite a good video analyzing what could go wrong and what could go right with Pony Life, back when it was just announced. Fast-forward several months later, he made empty video about s01e01-02 of Pony Life about nothing. He didn't address any of his concerns. It was completely pointless video.
I head him talking about PL in podcasts, he clearly didn't care for it: but WHY don't make actual video about it? Is it really "say good or say nothing" attitude?
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>>37690115
Dare I say it, Caddy is the one thing were comics excel the show.
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>>37693027
I mean what do YOU think she does with her cocooned victims when they’re completely drained?
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>>37693080
>Silver Quill
Nobody cares about genuine paid shills.
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>>37694105
Vore em
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>>37691681
Oh it's this autist again with that awful voice and that generalistic way of reviewing things.

Why do bronies refuse to do the true and tested formula of just reacting to the comic/episodes in chronogical order? People understand reactions+examples more than general statements with no examples.
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It pisses me off how much discussion even the shittiest comics possible get just because they're "official" rather than fancomics getting discussion threads.
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>>37694285
It pisses people off -> there are more replies.
Do you REALLY need Anons shitting on a poor drawfag for 500 posts?
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>>37694293
I don't know. Do we REALLY need a handful of autists defending a poorly made comic and making 500 threads about how it wasn't that bad, or asking what's wrong with the comic and then spending the rest of the week insulting anyone who tries to explain why it was that bad?
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>>37691681
>https://www.patreon.com/MAP_Reviews
>MAP
Why he have a pedophile patreon?
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>>37694105
Wish the show writers weren't so vague on Changeling lore. Their original home, the hive, can assume to be in the Badlands but it's never directly revealed they wiped out any kingdoms since they are completely surrounded by other intelligent creatures up to this point. May mean they were feeding off the local wildlife until Chrysalis made a first grab for absolute power by deciding to attack one of the many kingdoms around her hive and chose Equestria because it had the greatest love to devour.
>she does with her cocooned victims when they’re completely drained?
If they wanted to stay kid friendly, could let them go and have them recharge their love again. Besides, in the show, draining love doesn't literally translate to draining lifeforce like the comics show. They're draining an emotion that turns their victims into tired mindless zombies for awhile.
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>>37695054
In the show cocoons is just the way to put ponies into suspended animation. Changeling kidnaps a pony, puts him/her into a cocoon, then take his/her place as a lover for a while. Then when changeling is done, it just returns a pony.
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>>37695308
Maybe before but then Chrysalis cocooned Starlight, intending to drain her love for as long as possible as revenge and Chrysalis even cocooned a Ophiotaurus, intending to save it for later for some additional love nourishment. So it is their general method of imprisoning their victims.
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>>37695339
>Maybe before but then Chrysalis cocooned Starlight, intending to drain her love for as long as possible as revenge
That isn't what Chrysalis said. She said she'd "have all eternity to take her revenge on her." Back in S8, she wanted to "take her friends away while she watches, and destroy her," so I'd think it'd be more effective torment from Chrysalis' perspective if Starlight didn't get the "mercy" of losing love over time. Plus, in her mind, as powerful as Chrysalis is at that point, she'd be in a position to not want her "filthy love."
The cocoon was a means of binding her for transport.
But anyway, it is their go-to imprisonment method, and the S6 finale reflected this. If a changeling gulps it all down, it's less efficient over time, you run out of supply faster.
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>>37695308
In conclusion, Thorax saved the changelings from being destroyed by another species because the Changelings are parasites.
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>>37695709
Chrysalis' MO was strange even for parasites, if the S2 finale was her first plan instead of the first.
The way Chrysalis ran things, they were predatory vermin that had to be exterminated, or they oppressed others just to exist.
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>>37696401
>if the S2 finale was her first plan instead of the first.
I meant to say "S6 finale"
Dammit.
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>>37695054
Theres a lot of cool implied things that most people don’t care about but clear rules would be good yeah
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>>37695709
A Changeling could thrive if it took a form, found a lover, romanced them and then siphoned love that way.
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>>37696873
>Theres a lot of cool implied things that most people don’t care about
Name ten, please.
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>>37688439
Storytiming all that was the least I could do for all the fun and things /mlp/ has done for me all of those years. I couldn't art, write, animate, or do much else otherwise. But I was in a position to make uploading the comics happen, so I was glad to be able to give back all those years by simply staying up and converting the printed pony to a sharable format. Wish I could've gone the distance, but circumstances changed. Other Anons were there to pick the slack up thankfully.
I still have the MLP papercraft book despined and haven't figured a good way to get that out. The perforations are not coming out in scans like I'd want to for them to be able to be printed and followed. That's the last thing I have that's been bugging me.
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>>37684463
>And everybody clapped.
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>>37678462
The comics explored his 'reign' during the Cosmos arc where all the kings and queens treated him like an annoying child and order him around.
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>>37679900
>He can Discord them to break their bonds/connection to their Element,
It's explained in the first couple pages, the special OCs are too SMART and LOYAL for Discord to discord them! That's why he had to get the other races to go against them! But then the special OCs were too STRONG and POWERFUL for the other races to defeat them so they got wiped and buried their temples. The temples that the GOOD and MAGNANIMOUS special OC races gave them.

But oh right, they're villains because they're patriotic.
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>>37697401
Right...
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>>37696920
It’s more a big one thing I guess, but it cool lore. I talked about it in a changeling thread recently. The way they look is determined by the social structure and atmosphere, then by their role within it, then by their own personality deviations. In that order, it seems.

They big change was the obvious shift into the new designs because it was a social change, but we see their base forms shift for jobs as well, like the guards are soldiers having armored shells and even chrysalis having an antenna crown, she also gets an armored shell in the finale. Are an example of personality differences are thorax and pharynx been different colors than normal, thorax being lighter and friendlier looking and pharynx being more intimidating as well as having a spiked shell to go with his prickly attitude.

Changelings can probably change a lot depending on the situation. We just only see two major versions. They show just enough design elements to make this theory work solidly. Anything less and it would be hard to put together.

Also the way their eyes work, seems they do have eyes but the lens has a blue sheen over it, as you can see their slit eyes in pony form with clear lenses but they still shine blue in the light at the right angle.

Thanks more lore than a lot of other creatures have, and it’s all shown indirectly. Although there are more things that are similar. Stuff hidden in design language and gags is pretty common.

Maybe I’m just doing the heavy lifting here and giving them too much credit. Mlp quasi lore real?
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>>37697436
The funny thing is the kinghts acts with Discord like they never actually made an interaction before. I mean, even the octopussy calls Discord as a myth, so... they actually aren't that smart and loyal at the point Discord can't discorded them, they just never meet him.
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>>37697457
That's the Discord's favorite thing. He never attacks directly, instead he aims to inflict greatest emotional pain by influencing your friends, your student's friends, your allies, etc.
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>>37677760
>>37680300
It really says something that Sandbar, the character who was intentionally mundane as a bit of a joke to contrast, had more depth than many of these OCs.
When you try to do grand set pieces with the sole purpose of making your characters who narratively didn't actually earn their chance to shine in a satisfactory manner come in to save the day, your villains are boring, and not credibly menacing enough (take note of how they never actually dealt with Discord, who feels uncharacteristically passive considering the breadth of his abilities), you're just left with a writer soullessly playing with toys, thinking that it looked cool, that your lore which you jerked yourself off over was cooler than it actually was ever going to be.
We have literal one or two-shot characters who have more character than any of these guys, from the show.
That creepy Old Ticket Pony from Sounds of Silence and the Aged Up CMC episode probably has more character than a significant number of these OCs, and at least had a memorable one-note trait to him.
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>>37697746
But at least he makes a presentation to make someone know he was here just like how he make a presentation to the mane 6.

So, that's why is strange the knights don't even know his name or calls him a myth instead of an enemy. (And the knights prefer to attack 3 species that, according to them, have been used as puppets, than to try to unify to overthrow Discord with their elements, that is, if they were strong enough not to be influenced by Discord, what stopped them from stopping Discord?)

And with that, the threes of harmony concept is so pointless at the point the knights' motivations only needs Discord and not the trees to work in the same way.
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This was a very awkward story and it’s not even self consistent I can’t believe they failed so hard
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>>37699558
It was terrible because it wasn't a story about FiM's world or FiM's characters or anything related to FiM.
It was a story about Whitley's world and characters and any person with two neurones already knows that Whitley simply cannot write good tories because he can't help but making them all about the things he likes regardless of the source material.
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>>37700042
Was more about a story about a fighting between Whitley's Ego vs IDW/Hasbro mandatory, having so many conflicts at the point it's really visible the story is shattered by bad planning, bad timing and other factors.

No MLP history, even the bad ones, has been this ripped apart.

The best option should have been to close some stories and connect with the ending as the stories of Pinkie and Cheese Sandwich do, not an idea that it was impossible that could not fail epically in a medium like comics without good planning. .
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>>37700042
Honestly you put it perfectly, it’s set in the world but it does whatever it wants like a kid playing with an assortment of action figures and not understanding beyond the most basic idea what it’s about
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>>37700042
The same could be said for season 9.
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Boop
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>>37700042
Sounds like Penders
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>>37677652
Why every MLP writer have a fetish for gigantism whenever someone gains so much power?
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>>37702829
It’s just kind of established that enough magic makes you physically expand, like they’re swollen with it, if it’s more magic than they can normally contain they puff up, not to accommodate it, but because of it, almost like heat making gas expand.

Also because they’re a “bigger threat” I guess?

Narrative reasons aren’t as good as in universe ones
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>>37703466
I know that is for "bigger threat" but c'mon, maybe with a monstruous transformation would be alright.
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>>37704250
Turning into a monster would be even harder to explain than power bloat though.
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>>37704807
hmm, you're right, maybe that only can apply with Chaos magic, not with regular magic these type of transformations.
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>>37704872
Even the chaos magic just makes you big

Although cozy turned into a bat alicorn so who knows where that came from
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>>37705377
And for being CHAOS magic, only making you big just sucks.
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>>37705652
I’ve been wondering for a while now what the “nightmare” forms ARE?

Like how do they work and why are the effects what they are? It enhances their cutimark??

What’s up with evil alter egos? It doesn’t necessarily involve a magical influx but we know that it can. Luna becoming nightmare moon just happened suddenly because of her actions, the magic involved was seemingly the passive kind, but concentrated to such a degree that it becomes incredibly potent. The comics had nightmare forces but that was thrown out later. Also sunset was the only one to have a GOOD version, if that’s what it was. We see many in eqg, magic transformation might be easier there because they don’t naturally have any, so any amount is a new state? It’s just really strange. And it assumably only happens to ponies?
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>>37706087
My theory is that Luna CREATED the Nighmare. It was intentionally designed to take over Luna, just like Tantabus was designed to torture her without merging. She believed herself weak, she believed that she couldn't attack her sister due to lingering sisterly love, she was afraid that her sister could talk her out of rebellion, so she created the new "her".
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>>37706256
Maybe? All the different versions we see act as “a version of me that can do what I want to do” but I feel like there’s something else more than that to it.

Why did sunset turn into a demon like form is an important question. Was that even the same thing? It seems like the same thing on the surface at least.

Was chaos cozy one??

And IS SOMBRA A NIGHTMARE TRASFORMATION?

I’ve always assumed dark magic use did that to him, he doesn’t seem different enough from his original look and there’s differences that don’t appear in others, I’m not sure. His eyes his horn and his mane, hell the way he teleports through shadow is super simple to nightmare moon. Maybe it’s his shadowy mane and hers was more clearly her mane because of her colors.

His coat stays the same color though, and his eyes aren’t a weird color like usually happens, he also isn’t any taller and his fangs are, just fangs, not all sharp like nmm

I don’t know what his comic origin was but when did he start to look like he does currently?
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>>37706458
Sunset is completely different beast. It's the least mysterious, it's just what always happens when you absorb Equestrian Magic while being in the human world. It's pretty consistent in that regard. ("Wild" artifacts created from Equestrian magic leaking through portal crack always forcibly pump their user with Equestrian Magic. Artifacts created in Equestria and then transported to EqG world are more stable and do not actively pump their user with any magic).
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>>37706458
Luna also implied that your nightmares could come to life in certain circumstances. Her dream patrol is to prevent that happening, I think. Dream magic not being controlled properly by Celestia is what almost created Daybreaker.
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>>37706498
But are juniper and gaia everfree nightmare versions of those characters in the same way that the others are? They seem to be I think.
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>>37680349
No it was yet another weakness. They could have fleshed her out a bit, done stuff with her mother, etc. Cowards the lot of them.
This thread is full of examples of wasted potential.
The sooner G4 content ends the better now, the fans have produced more good content for it than Hasbro ever did overall.
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>>37707490
It's actually a win, because no media really wants Starlight.
Pony Life didn't want her
The manga didn't want her
The comics really didn't want her
The 3D pinkie series didn't want her
The stop motion series didn't want her

Only phone games.
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>>37707534
Damn shame. Not one of them wanted to even try and make her better.
The manga not wanting her hurt the most.
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>>37707542
I think from all the reformed characters, Starlight was more interesting not being reformed because her base concept about questioning cutie marks don't makes you like somebody who was wrong, why apologies for that?
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Have to catch up on the last couple of issues before this one.
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>>37677672
Huh, I also just noticed how there wasn't any sort of twist or subversion with the Knights of Harmony.
They really were just evil, and then died. The end.
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>>37707542
>Damn shame. Not one of them wanted to even try and make her better.
Anon, you cannot fix the unfixable, she was a disaster from day one and rather than wasting time trying to fix her mess (and risk to piss off and lose a lot of more customers in the proccess) the spinoff media did the right thing by just ignoring her and focusing on stuff more likely to success.
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>>37709141
She was a good villain in s05 opener, though. A unicorn hyper-specialized in ONE spell, and who have to spend literal years studying to do anything else (shield spell, etc). Brainwashing is not magical, but eerily real.
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>>37709141
I've read fanfics that fixed her.
Granted, they did it by ripping her whole personality out and replacing it with a good one, but it's doable.
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>>37697001
>that was the least I could do for all the fun and things /mlp/ has done for me
Very based, more people should have this mindset.
Playing with the saturation doesn't help?
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Where's storytime for Generations #1?
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>>37677725
What the FUCK is wrong with that Ponk's face?
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>>37710624
>Granted, they did it by ripping her whole personality out and replacing it with a good one, but it's doable.
Roflmao and what about her role as an antagonistic communist? how did they fix that?
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>>37709223
No she's fucking disgusting and making a normal unicorn an antagonist capable of such feats is OC-tier autism. Only an alicorn should be allowed to be an evil asshole.
Making a normal evil unicorn not mind controlled not afflicted by anything is as bad as demonizing cutie marks. It's jewish, sabotaging, hateful, dishonest.
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>>37710756
Glimmerfag detected.
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>>37710624
If you think that replacing her canon personality with a completely diffeent one count as "fixing" the character then you have deep problems.
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>>37710756
You want starlight to be an alicorn?

No I don’t believe that.
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>>37711572
I don't want more alicorns, please, STOP WITH THE ALICORNS!!!

Starlight being an unicorn is fine, just make her intelligent instead of being so OP to defeat the alicorns and Discord.
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>>37710756
LOOK WHAT YOU'VE DONE!!!
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>>37710754
AU
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I guess it's not even worth bothering discuss the knights are the representation of American intervention.
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>>37713087
>knights
You mean Twi's globohomo international fake "friendship" faggotry
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>>37713133
It's kinda strange S10 is about American intervention vs globalism... 2 global and something similar concepts instead of being opposite concepts.
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boop
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>>37713164
What’s also odd is apparently cannabula or whatever is also multicultural, so they must understand that working together like the other creatures are works? Are they just worried about a global harmony would mean they don’t have a country to be patriotic for?
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>>37714818
That's the thing, i said the knights are the representation of the american intervention because they are a multicultural group that have celtic names in the most part of the crew but everbody have european names.

They wants to expand their "harmony" to everbody and uses Discord as a scapegoat to don't accept the gravity of their actions, like if Discord and his chaos is communism meanwhile they are the freedom.

Really is strange the fight is about 2 concepts that envolves globalization instead of the typical nationalism (with the knights being from the same species) vs globalism (the rest of the characters).





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