Look at it this way: It could be worse.
Personally, I like the G-Mod ponies.
They are pretty much exactly how I imagine the ponies translating to 3D and they can look really good when used correctly.
Then again, G-Mod can be scary in the wrong hands, too.
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I would like to propose a crazy new conspiracy theory about Sombra just for the hell of it.
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My original idea was mostly sparked by that book at the end of the premiere:
(The text in the picture is not mine so you can ignore that)
There is clearly meant to be some unspoken significance to it, and the ‘star’ and ‘swirl’ on it could imply some relation to the semi-frequently mentioned Starswirl The Bearded.
Luna clearly recognized Twilight’s costume so it is likely that she knew Starswirl personally, thus he was probably alive somewhere around 1000 years ago.
He is also renowned for being an extremely powerful unicorn and the creator of numerous spells.
His implied power and general placement in the timeline led me to what I think could be an entertaining (if unlikely) twist: What if King Sombra is Starswirl The Bearded?
Sombra is clearly very powerful, created some pretty unique magical traps and spells (Nightmare door anyone?), and he even made an entire city disappear.
I thought it could be interesting to have Twilight’s intellectual hero turn out to also be one of her greatest enemies in a ‘corrupted by dark magic’ kind of way.
Think Luke and Vader in Star Wars.
Nice tragic backstory, interesting link to the main character, potential for redemption, cautionary tale for those seeking power (Twilight’s heedless use of dark magic was a little unsettling), etc.
Then someone posted this little observation.
That could quite possibly be a bit of motivation.
Considering the power that emotions have in Equestria, having Starswirl overwhelmed by greed (for crystals and power) could be a good way to address his fall from grace.
And his more obvious but unclear motivations for taking over the Crystal Empire.
So yeah, just a fun little theory that I’ve been kicking around for a few days.
As I said, this is all pretty unlikely to show up in canon in any way so this is purely for kicks.
Any thoughts anyone?
Have some cute as a reward for reading through my crap, too: