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MLP 71 - Changelings are not great anymore :( by RingTeam MLP 71 - Changelings are not great anymore :( by RingTeam
Ok, I'm back. So let's make drawings and comics.

When I watched the ending of season 2 (almost five years ago), I applauded, I laughed and I was invested in that story. Back then I thought: "She really really has to come back in the next seasons to be the main villain of the show". After that episode, I made a lot of drawings with Twilight fighting against Chrysalis (and some of them are submitted to DeviantArt) as the big finale of the show. I was in heaven back then thanks to that episode.

-But the writers don't want to do it because they want Pinkie to be annoying.
-The writers don't want to prepare this big return because they want to give wings to Twilight.
-The writers don't want to prepare Chrysalis' return because they create Flutterbat, because everyone loves vampires.
-The writers don't want to do anything special with Chrysalis because they want to make Equestria Girls movies.
-The writers don't want to create anything special about Chrysalis because they want Pinkie not to trust Starlight expect 10 minutes later where she tells her something so she could trap them.
-The writers don't want to do anything interesting with Chrysalis because they want an episode where an angry Rainbow Dash destroys Cloudsdale.
-The writers don't want to make a return of Chrysalis because they are busy with Starlight, because she's the best character, because the Mane 6 are not interesting anymore.

Later, the writers NOW want do to something for Chrysalis. Ok, what's going to be the big thing? The changelings are actually multicoloured deers with alien eyes and fairy wings.

In what little side of the universe is this considered better than the previous design? Except in Hasbroworld. Everything in Hasbroworld is beautiful. I mean, what's the point of this change? It doesn't even look aesthetically presentable. Further, this looks like a design made by a baby of a writer and he said "Yeah, this is necessary for the show". This has to be at least in Top 3 of stupid moments in the show.

What I'm worried about is: What if these new changelings are going to receive more episodes? What if they are the main focus (apart from Starlight Glimeh)? What if they have more minutes than Chrysalis and the previous changelings?

I usually don't get mad with this show, specially nowadays. But this is like Hasbro is saying to all these changeling fans: "This queen and these characters that you love so much are not good at all, and I wanna change them". It's like Hasbro has found a very diplomatic way to say to all the Chrysalis fans a gigantic "f*** you".

I haven't watched the season 7 yet. A part of me says that I have enough and I should focus on fanart and that interesting movie, because that was the point where the show has really disappointed me. But there's another part of me that constantly says: "BUT LET'S KEEP GOING TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS!". I think I should go on, just in case there's a new episode as good as Crusaders of the Lost Mark. That episode (and Amending Fences, Bloom and Gloom and the Luna episode) is the reason why season 5 is better than seasons 4 and 6.

I'm feeling like Mike from Redlettermedia in that video made in 2002, when he said: "I used to be a Star Wars fan, and I'm not sure anymore. I'm like an agnostic: I question the existence of Star Wars".
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GeneralRommel64 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Professional Artist
I feel SO bad for Chrysalis 
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Deadpone Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017
This isn't the only way the show's gone downhill. Starlight Glimmer and Flurry Heart are taking care of the rest, the former being an unsympathetic Mary Sue, the latter being a crappy toyetic plot device.
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MLGRedWings Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017
This is sadly true. Now the Changelings are nothing more than MLP's stormtroopers :(
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NavelColt Featured By Owner Edited Apr 17, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
:XD: We're not, and never will be the primary target audience. Hasbro has never intentionally done a 'fuck you' to any group of fans with show content, because I sincerely doubt they actively think about us when they work with DHX over making this show. About the ONLY exception was Slice of Life, because the entire concept was to cater to us specifically for the massive movement we started, in just that episode for the major 100th episode anniversary. JUST that episode. But on a regular basis in every episode and plotline? No.


This fandom feels way too entitled at times. This drama over feeling betrayed or fucked over is a wrongly placed. You're welcome to you opinion about the changeling designs, but honestly you're overthinking Hasbro's motives. They step in and talk with DHX over vague ongoing plots, and when to interject ideas for their children toylines. That's it.
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RingTeam Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017
About the primary target audience is not excuse. Steven Universe and Gravity Falls are for kids, but they care about the story to the point adults are attracted to these likeable characters. And the same story with movies such as Beauty and the beast (the good one made in 1991), The lion king and Frozen: The main audience is little kids, but the stories were created in a way that everyone can connect with these characters and these stories, both children and adults.

Besides, this show was popular because of the story, because we didn't expect that from a TV show called My Little Pony back then. And then we cared about these characters and their stories. And after what they have done for the ending of season 6, do you really want to use the excuse of "it's for little kids"?
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NavelColt Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
:XD: I said target audience, not 'for'. And because we're not the target audience, your mentionings of 'fuck you to fans', etc is wrongly placed, because we are along for the ride, not in a one on one transaction.
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Graeystone Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017
Effin' Starlight. Instead of sharing a cell next to Tirek(or some other horrible punishment), she gets treated like some kind of majestic heroine even though she nearly screwed up the Pony Species and later her Mind Control Hijinks? This is just as bad as Sasuke never paying for his crimes in Naruto!
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AsFoxger Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Ajksob Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Well, at least we can agree that Flutterbat was a bad idea. :)

And I saw the first 2 episodes of season 7. Not quite as grand or high-stake as other season openers, but I think they were good episodes.
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Arthus850 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017
I'm not saying it will happen, I think this change opens an interesting potential. Chrysalis is still evil and is still able to lay eggs. This could lead to a Changeling civil war story. And even if it doesn't happen in canon, that won't stop the fanfic writers from working their magic.
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sigel4ever Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Student General Artist
probably was in the script in the third season, but Hasbro didn't trust in the IP, so they tested with the hafl season (and the alicorn thing), after that, they send away more and more

well, the result you explained ion this panel



aaaaanyways, for some reason, they keep a secret for long terms, we see figures of chrysalis and the black changelings in the promo material in the gaurdians of the harmony movie, probably gonna have to wait for more explanations
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lynx318 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017
The Technicolour Yawn Venison Skittles are Hasbro's way of cheating us out of a serious character evil to good redemption on a deep and meaningful level because they just want a new toy line to sell to their target audience 4 to 7 year olds, being these changeling 'upgrades'. They could have just fixed their holey appearance and given them normal eyes in the process of converting them to good as most Fiction-ados have done but nope Hasbro, being associates of Disney, and learning bad habits *cough*Star Wars*cough* don't care if they ruin the franchise and how we see the stories hopefully developing. As for the two new episodes all i can say is "AUUGH, MY NUT CART!"
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Graeystone Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017
but nope Hasbro, being associates of Disney
Wait, what? Care to explain further?
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lynx318 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017
Hasbro has the licence rights to Disney merchandising.
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Graeystone Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017
Oh. Overpriced crap that's no longer worth collecting.
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Holydragoner27 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017
Guess Chrysalis will live on in our memories. Poor thing to be at the mercy of a fandom.
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Fotohunter Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Student Writer
I still have mixed feelings on the first episode but I have to agree that they are a great work on the Slice-of-Life side.:D
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NecromancerKing85 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Changeling: poor Chrysalis Waaaah!
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LaVallett1 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017
Sir, just watch the first episodes. You won't, or at least shouldn't, regret it. I can just tell you that the majority really enjoyed them. You don't have to like the new changelings, they aren't major part of the first episode.
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RingTeam Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017
The majority loved Flutterbat, and I didn't like that episode of season 4. The majority loved Tank for the memories and I think it's the worst episode of season 5. The majority loved the Equestria Girls movies and I don't like Rainbow Rocks and Friendship Games. The majority loved Starlight and I don't like her role as a main character, specially after Every little thing she does.

And, yeah, the new changelings probably aren't major part of the first episode, but what do you bet that they will receive one, two or even seven episodes where they are major part?
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LaVallett1 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017
Just watch at least the first episode, then you can talk. Jumping to conclusions will not win you any favours. I didn't like Season 6 as much as the other seasons, but here I am still looking forward for more ponies. For all we know, you would enjoy Celestial Advice.
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RingTeam Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017
If you tell me to go ahead and go, then I'll go. But I'm assuming the first episodes will be about Starlight (my brother said the episode was about Twilight being worried about Starlight). Why? Because everyone loves Starlight and she needs more episodes.

I'll watch it, at least for curiosity. But at this point, my expectations are incredibly low.
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AshlyStorm Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
No one will save you Pinkamena, the Element of (S)Laughter 
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jimmyhook19202122 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Student General Artist
Geez Louise, was that emoticon really necessarily? :/ 
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jimmyhook19202122 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Student General Artist
one thing to note about Chrysalis for me: she is my 3rd favorite character for being my favorite Villain X3
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