>>190940>no one better than anyone else>best pony
I do find her a bit more relatable in constant concern over past wrongs, feeling there isn’t a real way to be forgiven suffering.jpeg
. It can be a relatable emotion to kids and adults alike, but it comes of as an annoying recollection instead of a dread or a consuming thought. It needed to be more than Spike saying that she did a thing, remember?
Her design is nice, slightly intimidating while still being cute, her voice actor fits well… but those magical powers. Ok, so her cutiemark must be magic talent, correct? So is Twilight’s. Is Starlight’s cutiemark the talent of better magic than others, or is alicorn magic really weaker when up against a unicorn of comparable skill. But then again, how did Starlight train in magic? It is shown that she always teamed up with Sunburst to do magic, which might be that she learns and improves on magic that she sees or studies, like the time scroll she used in the season finale. So, when Starburst left, where did she go to learn all of this magic to become Twilight’s rival? It would make a good backstory, but we just didn’t get it.
But you have to admit, her instant conversion, turning away from her, although pathetic, mission of revenge, was a huge waste. How much more could the show have developed a lasting acceptance and appreciation of the character, especially with the goal to replace original twilight’s place for story telling, if they just gave one extra episode of her acting like a villain or struggling to overcome it.
Why would someone dedicated to wiping out a perceived harm to society, and then dedicated to wiping out the people that ruined your regime, suddenly say it’s just not worth the struggle? Surely her thought to herself the very things twilight offered as she went down the road to becoming communist supreme, just make other friends and stop mindwashing. But this either never came to mind or she ignored it, only to change her stance when confronting Twilight, who was at the mercy of Starlight throughout the episode.
I’m not against Starlight because I don’t want her to work, she had lots of potential, but unless she becomes the surprise villain in an greatly satisfying finale battle, then she wouldn’t have been much of a villain, except in concept.
However, the prospect of Starlight being the returning villain interests me. Starlight has befriended a former threat to Ponyville, Trixie, a skittle bug ruler with a massively liberal society, and the rulers of Equestria, direct access to power. She then influenced Twilight, rather forcefully to abandon the EEA, the educational guidelines to children, limited even Celestia’s control over classroom educational material. With the rules gone, anything can be written into the new guidelines, made up by Twilight and friends, including agenda later down the line. The desperate bid to make up for what she did was only a ploy to gain trust and power, striking when no one is expecting, even us, thinking she is clearly reformed and incapable of such an act. I hope to be surprised by this coming true, but I highly doubt it can.
Yes, I responded to bait with a huge rant, but it was fun.