It's time to delve into the world of MLP and find out what we think about that purple alicorn we see so often. Here's some food for thought and a few features of your fellow artists in our group.
Twilight Sparkle; faithful student, intrepid hero, and dedicated friend. Many of us have followed and fallen in love with the protagonist of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, from the start of the show. But she has come a long way from being Celestia’s star pupil searching for friends. Five seasons later, she is not only a princess with her own castle, but wields more power than most anypony has ever before. The question is, has it changed her?
Twilight is still the bookish knowledge-seeker who is eager to help those in need and spread friendship throughout Equestria. We saw it in season 4 and can see that clearly in season 5 so far; but is there something else missing? In one opinion, we see less of the Twilight who was so eager to prove herself to her mentor and friends, and more of an independent figure yearning to aid others. There seems to be less times for books and studies as Princess Twilight gains responsibilities.
On one side she has only become more like Celestia, in that she has been guiding and helping her friends (and even strangers) with their problems. Does that mean less of the old Twilight? I think that perhaps it does. After all, there has been scant few lessons left for her to learn, and more for her to teach.
Yet, we caught a glimpse of that adorably awkward and socially unstable pony we all got to know so well. From wearing pancakes and part of the forest in her mane, to scarfing her face with hayburgers or a completely new hairdo, there is still hope Twilight will retain a part of herself. Only time will tell for sure.
What do you think? Is Twilight still the same old pony we saw five years ago, or is she forever changed? If she has changed, is it for the better, or have we lost a part of the hero we loved? (Or are these the overstatements of a random journal?) You decide.