Those who know me know how much I love Princess Celestia and Luna and how wonderful and amazing they are, but there is one other pony (or in this case changling) who I feel doesn't deserve all the hate she gets. Her name: Queen Chrysalis, Queen of the Changlings! All the time, I hear things, awful things, about Chrysalis and of evil, ugly, emotionless she is and I'm here to tell you all that you all couldn't be farther from the truth! Chrysalis is neither of these things and there's plenty of proof that says so.
Evil: What is evil? Simple. Evil is the action of individual taking and using any means necessary to inflict violence and cruel suffering to all those around them without remorse, doing so for either personal gain or simply "because it's fun". Sure, to be fair, Chrysalis has decided to take the love of everypony and that sounds cruel at first glance, but you have to step back and realize that she doesn't do this because it's "fun" or personal gain. She does these things because it is the only way her people can survive and they literally need to feed off of love to survive! Without it, Chrysalis and her changlings die and who would ever want something like that to happen to somepony else?
That's why she does all of this: For her people! Maybe in the past she tried to find other ways to help her people to survive, and all of these ways always end in a dead end. And now she had gotten to the point where she was desperate to help her people and feeding off of love was the last resort she could come to! She does what she does because she doesn't have a choice now or else they all die! No one deserves to die in such a fate and Queen Chrysalis was the one to spit in the name of fate itself!
Ugly: This word is used to describe an individual as grotesque, without beauty or style. They are simply unpleasant or repulsive, especially in appearance. None of these words could ever describe Queen Chrysalis, and is far from these UGLY words! She has the beauty that no other pony in Equestria will ever have: Inner beauty! A heart as burdened and guilt ridden as hers must go through a lot of stress, but she still manages to show the world how wrong they are about her. Nopony will ever tell her that what she does is wrong and nopony will stop her from helping her subjects, who means more to her than even herself! On the inside she is strong and a warrior who will NOT stop until she sets things right once and for all!
On the outside: Even more beauty that outshines everypony in Equestria! Ugly will never be a word I'd use to describe Queen Chrysalis...
Emotionless: An individual who does not show or feel any emotion to anything or anyone/pony! They do not care for sadness, happiness, love, hope or hatred nor any other emotion... They simply feel... NOTHING! Queen Chrysalis is the last creature that should be described as such, for she has endured and felt more than one ever should. Sadness for her subjects suffering and feeling as though she has failed them, Happy when she has the chance to fix everything and to make things change for the better, Love for the newborn changlings and the Hope that she can protect them as a mother should protect her young, and Hatred for those who want to stand in her way and tell to give up and stop trying... NEVER!!
But the one emotion she has to endure the most: Pain. The pain that she might never save her subjects, the pain that everyone wants to push her to the ground and tell her NO! But most importantly, the pain of getting back up onto her feet and pushing back against the world! All of the pain, suffering and EMOTIONAL scars she's had to endure on her quest is what makes her so strong!
The world wants to push Chrysalis down? She'll get right back up and push right back a thousandfold!
And there you have it: Three reasons why Chrysalis is no evil, ugly, or emotionless creature of darkness. She is simply a survivor who wants what's best for her people and only somechangling with a heart as strong as hers can take the hardest choices in life and make it a part of her strong will! The will to survive and the will to set things right once and for all!
I will always love Queen Chrysalis and nopony will ever convince me otherwise!