The Princesses transmit their remaining power into Twilight as a last ditch effort to save Equestria.

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Spike (voice)
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Discord (voice)
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Lord Tirek (voice)
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Shining Armor (voice)
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Twilight Sparkle (singing voice)
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Pinkie Pie (singing voice)
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Rarity (singing voice)

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The Princesses transmit their remaining power into Twilight as a last ditch effort to save Equestria.

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10 May 2014 (USA)  »

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Writer Meghan McCarthy stated that a rule that went into developing the final fight was that "We cannot show Twilight punch Tirek in the face." See more »

Quotes

Princess Celestia: You are now Twilight Sparkle, the Princess of Friendship. But what is the Princess of Friendship without her friends?
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References Dragon Ball Z (1996) See more »

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Let the Rainbow Remind You
Music by Daniel Ingram
Lyrics by Meghan McCarthy & Daniel Ingram
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Mixed Emotions
17 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Talking about only part 2 of this episode feels incomplete for me without mentioning part 1 as well. So for this review I'll be talking about the entire episode.

Basically the story is that Princess Twilight needs to figure out her place as a princess while a sinister villain named Tirek steals magic, flight, and strength from all the ponies in Equestria. Celestia sends out Discord to capture him, who decides to join forces with Tirek instead, so it's once again up to Twilight and her friends to stop him.

It's tricky for me to say what I feel about this episode because while it is good it has some messy flops. I'll rant the bad stuff first:

First off, it still seems pointless for Twilight to be a princess, but I ranted enough on that for Magical Mystery Cure. Second, what is so great about "Rainbow Power" all it does is make the Mane 6 look weird and powerful. I wouldn't mind the power part, but their designs were unnecessary and over the top. However I won't lie, while some of the ponies like Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie look too much, Twilight and Rarity look awesome - still hate that it's another Hasbro toy excuse. Third, (the biggest sin) Discord. I love Discord very much! He's my favorite villain of My Little Pony, even more than Nightmare Moon and the Queen of the Changelings. When he was evil he had a way of making the town turn literally upside down and inside out, and when he reformed he was a total troll and made fun of all the things most of the Bronies were angry at like Alicorn Twilight. I welcome seeing him go evil again, but he didn't really turn evil in this episode, he became the meek henchman of the evil mastermind. That's not Discord! If he were a true villain, he would take charge rather than be someone else's left hand man. Also his conversion to being evil was just rushed, even more than his reformation in Keep Calm and Flutter On. Speaking of that episode, Celestia had him turned back from stone because she would have use for his magic. In all honesty, he's useless except for 4th wall comic relief, or in this episode's case, is tossed aside to be evil so Twilight can have a motivation to finding her key for magic and defeat Tirek. And worse still, when Discord loses his powers, he's all mopey dopey. That's not Discord's character. I never thought the writers could place him out of character and make him so dependent on the main villain, that it's just so heartbreaking. Because of all this, Discord has been ruined for me. Anytime I see an episode with him good or evil I keep crying that he would later be reduced to a weak henchman.

Now let's get to the good stuff: I've ranted how Twilight being a princess made no sense - and it still doesn't - however she is willing to take responsibility to do anything whether it's giving her magic or just smiling, and she tries to figure out her place as a princess. That's some pretty good character development. I won't fail to mention that the fight scene is intense! How many of you want to bet someone's going to make a video game just from that one scene? One to one combats in My Little Pony are usually kept to a minimum, but this went on for like five minutes or so, which is a long time. Tirek is a new villain with an interesting backstory, but I've seen it before and honestly stealing magic does not seem as impressive as turning Ponyville upside down or reigning eternal night on the land. However it is new and I'll admit one of the most aggressive moves a villain could make to directly attack their prey. I still say that my favorite scene is Discord trolling and helping Twilight. (Hey Hasbro, Alicorn Discord would make a new great toy!)

In all honesty I think that My Little Pony should end here - I just don't see how it can go on. However with Season 5 coming soon, I'm looking forward to seeing what they do. I just hope they fix the error they made with Discord and what role the Mane 6 would have in Equestria now that they all live in a palace. I enjoyed the episode, but I still think some things could have been done better.


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