Well… seeing as the whole RD thing is still going…
We can pretty much divide the Cast into tiers of maturity. Three, actually. And for some reason. RD in in the bottom one, along with Pinkie.
For getting you up to speed, Twilight and Rarity are somewhere in the middle, and surprisingly, Fluttershy shares a tier with Applejack at the top.
So, I’m just going to point out how this all goes down… The Growth so far, and where it needs to go. As you kind of need both for a good character arc.
Fluttershy is leaning to implement her new lessons for maturity barely, and it’s bouncing her personality around between FlutteRage and KindShy, and now she needs to learn to reconcile the two sides. The good news is, she has matured enough that social stuff doesn’t bother her as much. Despite being as quiet and unnoticeable as ever.
Rarity is mostly a drama queen, I think the main source of growth for her is to learn to tone that down. I mean, she’s in deep need of a reality check for her emotions. And ask herself some questions about why she’s being so dramatic in the first place, and if it even matters when she has her entire job as an outlet for it.
But she has made progress on learning not to take social situations seriously as some kind of panic mode… I think. Considering it was a thing with her once, it’s now… not a thing I noticed? I haven’t seen Rarity freak out over social elites yet, but she is now obsessing over pointless stuff.
Applejack… She’s… Fine I guess; she’s been hard headed, stubborn, determined, and proud, but she kinda got over that mostly… Until something I shouldn’t be mentioning… but like all the others, it involves a task. Maybe that’s her deal, she takes her job too seriously?
like every job is some herculean task that she must complete on her own with a straight face or fail, yet she forgets that thinking like that is exactly the wrong way to go about it and others CAN help, and she can have fun, and she can take care of the need of her family without subduing herself to her own self imposed trials.
Pinkie Pie… She needs to balance her happiness with a dose of reality. Not complete reality, just enough that she begins to realize she doesn’t have to act crazy to make others smile. I have no idea what progress she makes on this, all the ones that involve her acting sane-ish (Creepyness not-withstanding) are also the ones where she gets depressed as hell. Maybe she needs to stare something utterly fearsome herself that she CAN’T laugh away. I don’t know… something sad… Really sad.
Twilight is… just about to go through her major “thing” if anything is going to happen. But really, she just needs to let go of all her doubts and fears, and let her heart guide her for once. And then… I can’t say, that would be quite out of my place. But from where she’s came, she’s had to learn to let go of what she can’t do herself and trust others, and in other times, she had to trust in her own abilities as best suited the situation, and not as she thought the task demanded.
From here she can only go up to trusting in herself, not it her skills, not in the friends who believe in her, but believe in her… who believes in herself… her own judgement, her own choice of which friends can handle the task, and her own thoughts… without second guessing them.
And now… RD…
I’ve put this off for most of this post, because… of reasons I forget. But here goes…
Rainbow Dash has a character arc that turns into a freaking Mobius Double Reacharound. She starts off mildly cocky, and becomes a bit more harsh as we approach and Pass Sonic Rainboom… We forget that episode was a moment of character growth for RARITY and not RD.
In fact, Sonic Rainboom may have triggered a backfall. In Sonic Rainboom, Dash is scared out of her mind that she might not be the kind of superstar she tries to act like. Before that, she’s mostly doing a bit of relatively harmless showmanship. But it’s not until after we see the repercussions of the act.
She gets to attempt to hang out with the Wonderbolts, she goes of the freaking deep end with pride at every opportunity, and though they may have quietened her bragging with the Mare Doo Well incident, they treated the symptom, not the disease. Her own ego seemed to have been inflated much more than necessary from Sonic Rainboom, and now she treats every-pony as if… well… They are her personal… Okay forget that word!
But the point still stands, she has yet to meet her true character defining moment. Scootaloo’s episode helped, yes, but on the wrong front. What RD needs is a complete and total shock to the system… She needs to have a true chance to question if she is the best, a chance to fail, and…. Either truly fail, or Almost fail, and give her a taste of what it all means… That she is not as great as she thinks she is, but she could be if she tried, rather than tell herself she already is…
Now excuses me if this comes as a shock to you…
…Such an episode is already Here!
Wonderbolt Academy is coming… And it will either make or break RD. either in the eyes of her fans, in her personal growth, or both.
Sorry for the Homestuck Refference, but it’s true, if RD is meant to develop in this season at all, she’s not going to develop a pivitol trait until HER episode.
And the Episode… Is in just a few days… About 4 or 5 Days. But to be precise, about 117 hours and 37 minuites I guess.
And then we will see… Her ultimate rise or failure in every way we can dream…
But remember… I’m probably not a Freaking Seer as far as I know, so I have no freaking Idea what I’m talking about.
Or maybe I am… And I’m scanning the void for some kind of clues on knowledge that We’re not supposed to know…
…And there’s my Homestuck indused headache again, I need to attend to this, guys, sorry. More Pony stuff when I’m awake, hydrated, and not currently the owner of an excruciatingly painful head.
Now go back and read it all again!
Are you sure you read all of it? That looked alot like TL;DR…
Good… I’m sorry to do that do you, but Attention span needs to be remedied some time. and now seemed like the right time.