Why does Twilight Sparkle suddenly sprout wings? HOW DOES THAT WORK, PONIES?
Let me backstep a bit. In the final episode of the third season, “Magical Mystery Cure”, Twilight Sparkle (TS) finishes a spell that a long-dead wizard failed to complete, and this allows the purple pony to reach some new level of magic beyond any other pony. This proves TS’ worthiness to become a member of the royal family, so she becomes a princess pony. (How nice that the ponies live in a meritocracy!) To mark her new status, TS transforms into an alicorn – a unicorn with wings! And this is what broke me. It’s just too weird!
I don’t object to TS becoming a princess. She is a student of Princess Celestia with the freedom to visit/live in the palace. Her brother married Princess Cadance. I always made me figure she was born into whatever the equestrian equivalent of nobility is. Likewise, the method of how one becomes royalty in Equestria – through hard work and virtuous deeds, apparently – doesn’t bother me at all – in fact, it seems totally legit. But does this mean that only unicorns can become princesses? For example, would a winged pony like Rainbow Dash suddenly sprout a horn if she somehow met the requirements? Would someone like Pinkie Pie, who has neither wings nor horn, have to grow both? Or are they automatically disqualified because they aren’t the right “type” of pony?
IT MAKES NO SENSE!!!
Also...yes, I watch My Little Pony cartoons. Shut up.