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MLP Season 4 Episode 1. MY Opinion.

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 23, 2013, 12:51 PM


!!!!!! If you don't want spoilers don't read!!!!!!!






Well I can probably vouch for everyone when I say I was extremely excited for this new episode. Like OMG Excited... LIke.....like NERVECITED EXCITED LIKE LIKE LIKE :iconexcitedpinkielaplz: :iconexcitedpinkielaplz: :iconexcitedpinkielaplz: :iconexcitedpinkielaplz: 

Anyways....Yes I was happy that season 4 was here! And my god! What an awesome episode! 

I enjoyed seeing that Celestia has given Twilight more responsible roles with now being a princess and all. And while most people at the end of season 3 was a little bit concerned about her transformation into an alicorn, it is easy to see that she is still the same Twilight we know and love. So, Everyone... I think Hasbro kept their word that the only thing which changed about Twilight was her wings and probably her height. Other than that, she is still the same lovable Twilight.

Now a personal concern of mine back in Season 3 was the issue with Discord. Discord isn't my favorite villain  (ALL HAIL :iconqueenchrysalisplz: /)/^3^(\ ) But he is still up there and I still love him as a character. When Discord "Converted" in a....less than average episode...I was little distraught and I kinda thought that was the end. No more Discord. No more chaos. No more cotton candy, chocolate rain, exploding milk etc etc etc. 

:iconbigmacnopeplz:


Season 4's come back of Discord was hysterical! It showed me that though even if he was "reformed", the spirit of chaos is still there! So yeah, Discord may not be the "bad guy" but he's also most definitely not the "good guy either which is  :iconcloseenoughplz: 

So that's 2 points of kudos towards a great show.

On top of that, the Equestrian Lore! Not only did we witness the true banishment of Luna...BUT THE FIRST DEFEAT OF DISCORD! :iconjackiechanface1plz::iconjackiechanface2plz: Which I was not expecting!!
THE FUN WAS DOUBLED!!!!! :icondoublefunplz: 

Now I know why he was in that pose when he first broke out of his stone prison! 

I do enjoy how that even though Hasbro introduced a bit of (vague) Clarity on how the defeat of these two villains happened, it was still vague enough to draw your own story. What REALLY caused Luna to transform into Nightmare Moon? What was the straw that broke the camel's back?  from her expression in the midst of transforming you could see that she was surprised and distraught at what was happening. it was if she didn't want to take it THIS far.

And that little bit of Discord whispering tales of woe into Twilight's ear after her friends told her to :icongtfoplz: of the Everfree forest almost makes me believe that the real reason why she turned into Nightmare Moon in the first place was Discord's doing....it's an interesting thought....

Moving on, there were some flaws to be seen within the episodes, but it's all personal preferences. I mean....Man it must suck to give up the elements of harmony!It was the thing that made you guys all friends! It's the thing that helped you defeat ANYTHING and EVERYTHING that has come your way! (except for Chrysalis because she is badass!) 

Though that was quickly drowned out by noise of the the episode screaming "SEASON LONG PLOT QUEST LINE!!!!" Awwww yisssssss :iconhhhhplz:

....can anyone say Keyblades of Harmony? :icontakemymoneyplz: 
 Nah I kid....but seriously, that would be awesome...

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Okay.... :icontldrplz:

The episode was very good over all, though it didn't have the OMG suspense and villain that the its predecessor had, it still kept me on my toes, especially with the semi cliff hanger ending. God i wanna know whats in that box thingy. All in all, it taught me a lesson. I am not going to judge hasbro prematurely. Though I didn't have an issue with Alicorn  Twilight, Goody-two-shoes Discord was the thorn in my fear. Thankfully they proved me wrong and that I shouldn't judge. 

The Season premiere is a must see and I can't wait for the next episode especially 
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EStories Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As I watched the episodes the first time I was like... "Good, but not that good." I was (slightly) disappointed. BUT after I watched them again (I watched them again at once) my opinion raised to:"Aweeeeesome!" I don't know why. Maybe I saw more details, I overlooked the first time. Now I'm back on the hype train to episode 3 :D
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MasterVule Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I must say I really liked new episodes! Discord was awesome! Tbh I actually like that mane 6 have to give up Elements of harmony. Elements were overpowered IMO. Anyway I can't wait for next episode!! :D
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I really liked the season premiere! :D I was thrilled and I'm glad they didn't disappoint me. I really liked that we saw the banishment of Luna and the defeat of Discord.

 

I'm glad how the entire Nightmare Moon went, it was pretty much how I envisioned it, though the only 'letdown' on that part is that I prefered it if Celestia would've taken more time to talk to Luna, trying her best to stop her sister.

 

Oooh, I like the idea of Discord or even Sombra having something to do with Luna becoming Nightmare Moon. :D It would be epic

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:iconalancar2:
"from her expression in the midst of transforming you could see that she was surprised and distraught at what was happening. it was if she didn't want to take it THIS far"

 That is exactly what happened. Nightmare Moon's origins are explained in the second comic book arc.
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JaDeDJynX Nov 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I never read the Nightmare moon comic arc, just the Chrysalis one. But I heard it was pretty good. I probably need to get on that. LOL
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:iconstlredbirds10:
I just wish the fight between the sisters was longer but other then that it was a a epic start to season 4
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:iconsussi:
Loved the episode... as for what is locked away... I have this very silly feeling (being hopeful) that it could be a new element.. For Spike? XD; Poor guy needs more love and credit for crying out laud! 
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JaDeDJynX Nov 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I know right?! He totally saved the Crystal Empire and was NOT invited back for when they were choosing potential candidates for the Pony Olympics. 

I always thought that was ironic
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Although it doesn't sound to me like the sort of thing he would have enjoyed. It was after all a work visit.

Maybe it wasn't that he wasn't invited, but simply decided not to go. I mean, he seemed VERY invested in that cake.
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Zephandolf Nov 23, 2013  Student Filmographer
They were great episodes. We got to see a little more of Ancient Equestria, even if it was only Celestia, Luna and Discord. We got to see the origin of the Elements. We saw more examples of combat magic. Though the glimpses of the past probably shattered some headcanon, they do raise a few more questions.

For instance: Was the old castle built over the Tree of Harmony, or was the tree planted near the castle?

How long did Celestia stay at the old castle before moving to Canterlot (there were two thrones in the flashback, but only one in the series premiere).

What causes the Everfree to be so wild it needs a powerful artifact to keep it at bay?

I don't know how much the show's writers will cover, but I'm sure the fan writers will take a stab at these and more.
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