Zeldafan2 wrote:Bio_Plus wrote: SPOILER: Highlight text to read: *
I know I saw the main 6 and even Apple Bloom in this episode, but who was the little purple dragon with them? Because I know it couldn't have been Spike.
This will be an easy rant: There was nothing good about this episode!
I'll sum it up:
RD: Mine's about this awesome pegasus, who's the best flier ever and becomes captain of the Wonderbolts.
Rarity: However did you come up with that ingeniously woven intricate plot line?
She asked Dave Polsky and Merriwether Williams.
Okay, I'll admit, while I overall enjoyed this episode, I do agree Spike was very OOC. But what else did you see that was particulairy bad about this episode?
And, would you say in your opinon it was worse than Magic Duel, or better?
Because the episode concentrates so much on Spike it is ruined because they break every single character trait he was ever given. And the interaction with Spike and the other ponies doesn't feel real because Spike feels fake. The rest of the characters were normal, because of the focus on Spike. There was four really great moments in the show, especially from Pinkie, but not enough to interest me in the episode, but rather distracts me from the tediousness of the episode (which is something at least, I'll admit).
Magic Duel's problem lies in a broken story, confusing dialog, the darker feel that isn't normal for FiM and breaking Fluttershy's character. All of these things can to some degree be fixed. But this episode breaks canon, breaks character and breaks continuity. And I can't forgive them for that.
There's a rumor going around that the main character for this episode was original Derpy and was later replaced by Spike, which eerily makes sense. But honestly, if this rumor is even a little bit true it would have been better for them to scrap it than to redo it.