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Is the demise of the Mane 6 a natural result of the world expanding to give depth to the background characters, or is it simply a result of bad writing?
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>>32507000
Yes.
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>>32507000
Yes.
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>>32507000
Yes.
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>>32507000
fans are the cancer that killed mlp g4
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>>32507000
They’re supposed to be dead for 5 years by now. But they just HAD to keep milking them, because muh popularity. Anyone with half a brain could see this coming from a mile away. What did you expect by keeping alive something way past it’s prime?
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>>32507000
There is no demise. It's just that the mane 6 are basically maxed out. They all have achieved their life goals and more.
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>>32507000
what are you talking about? demise?
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>>32507000
Why would expanding the world or deepening background characters result in the mane 6 becoming worse? I could understand how it could make them less popular; new characters mean attention and love is divided more, but the characters themselves should remain the same.
The real problem is when scenes or actions that should belong to the mane six are instead shoehorned onto the new characters; most of the time lowering the quality of the episode. This results in less moments where the mane six bond and work together and instead amplifies their negative qualities as their time onscreen is minimized and they become reduced to plot devices to progress the episode.
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>>32507000
It's the writing and the fandom.
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>>32507000
Bad writers.
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>>32507000
It's you being an overreacting bitch.
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>>32507086
>Season 3 - 4
>lore
Yeah no, everything the touched on was set up in 1 and 2

>>32507134
also this
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Considering Rarity is still the best character in the show, no.
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>>32507239
>rarara
>best
>after carts
>after forever filly
Dont think so.
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>>32507191
This.
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>>32507867
Both good episodes. She redeemed herself with Honest Apple and It Isn’t the Mane Thing About You anyways.
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>>32507000
The current state of the mane 6 is entirely down to horrible writing.

Not just from this season, but from the accumulation of entire seasons ranging from mistreatment to be completely fucked over.

With Twilight, it's pretty obvious what happened, the mane5 it's mostly being wasted at the expense of the former, again ranging from episodes such as every little thing she does, down to complete wasting established goals and journeys they had. You'd think Dash becoming a wonderbolt would be something reserved for a season finale, but nope.
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>>32507191
jokes on you. i don't even watch the show
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>>32508604
>You'd think Dash becoming a wonderbolt would be something reserved for a season finale, but nope.
Never even crossed my mind before, but this af.
Literally the completion of one of the main characters' story arc is a sideshow.
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>>32507000
Would a new watcher today even be able to deduce from the new episodes that the mane 6 are the stars of the show?
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>>32508775
They would be confused about what you meant by "star"
there doesn't really seem to be a true main group anymore, just varying levels of important and screentime
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>>32508834
>tfw when your core group of friends from school eventually split up and go their separate ways
>tfw the same thing happens in your escapist friendship cartoons

Flames to dust, lovers to friends. Why do all good things come to an end?




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