Brownmane the Knight wrote:That might not necessarily be the case. Remember the name of the show? Her power may have increased due to the deepening of her friendships. Of course, raw power is useless if you can’t channel it properly, so study is still an important factor.
But what if also Alicorns gain their powers through the bonds they form with normal ponies? So as long as they have friends and subjects, they will live forever. When old friends pass on, they would just form new bonds.
So that way, they couldn’t die of old age, but they could still die of loneliness. (makes more sense than dying of grief)
And what if the magic of friendship works like a web, and all the friends Twilight makes, also makes Celestia stronger? (insert Conspiracy Keanu picture here)
Of course that brings up the question of how Nightmare Moon survived the thousand years of solitude on the moon.
But then on the other hand, she was pretty much posessed the entire time, so I dunno if she really was “alone” there (Alicorn + Split Personality = Immortality? lolwut). Anyways, after her “Friend” for a thousand years was destroyed by the Elements, she was in a severely weakened state, but slowly grew stronger again through new bonds, and by reforming the bond she had with Celestia in the past.
…And yet again, we’re overanalyzing a childrens TV show. Just like the good old days.
Only this time you’re actually participating in the discussion Muumi, a rare occurance, as normally a post of you requires a summon through the sacrifice of 3 virgin mares, so that the red Norwegian moon can make its rise from the blood of their hymens.
That or free art sharing opportunities.