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Started by Noob Bot 2.0, 2015 Aug 22, 20:29:55
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Quote from: Necroceine on 2015 Aug 27, 23:33:10Applejack is like the straight man of the group and on top of that has her life the most together. She's got a successful business she isn't looking to expand. She's competitive and stubborn to some extent, but they've explored that plenty even in just season 1.All of those traits require another character to play off of. The straight man, the competitor, or the stubborn. And that all makes it difficult to write an episode focusing so heavily on her. She cares about her family and wants Sweet Apple Acres to be a successful business, but that leads to Apple family episodes (or Apple family + Mane 6). I think she needs something new and personal to be able to really carry her own episode. Maybe if they have the map send her somewhere alone... but short of that, I don't really know what her episode would be about at this point.
Quote from: McClaw on 2015 Aug 28, 15:18:11To expand on an earlier point, I remember an anime example I read on TV Tropes (but can't find it there at the moment).There was an anime TV series where the mother of one of the main characters was never present -- except for one episode. She, being competent and capable, completely blocked and resolved all the crazy antics that usually happened in the series well before they became plot points. At the end of the episode, she left again and things returned to normal.In other words, having Princess Celestia actually doing her job or Applejack and her common sense being more available (or for that matter having a Royal Guard, Wonderbolts, Mayor, or other authority that can actually handle the typical episode goings-on) undermines the writers' ability to present a simple story or show off other characters.
Quote from: Caiz on 2015 Sep 05, 22:43:11She's largely hated?