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  1. I mean think of it, we have yet to get an answer as to where this darkeness came from. Well here I give my theory on how it came to be and who may be responible for it. Comments are Welcomed #MLPFIM #MYLITTLEPONYFRIENDSHIPISMAGIC #GROGAR #HASBRO #DHXMEDIA #MLPTHEORY #THEORY #THEORIES
  2. If you guys want me to write something with this I will. I love writing and would love to flesh out backstory but not if its going to be a waste. Anyway the day I got my cutie mark! It uh...wasn't a benevolent occasion to say the least and now I have to deal with this Hellspawn of a demon the rest of my life. Elusive Shadows now in her first real appearance near my being. I may have tried dark shadow magic and the result was a mosh pit of, "Yay!" and "Oh no what have I done?!"
  3. So Princess Twilight has decided to look further into dark magic and has become as ruthless and as powerful as King Sombra was. Meanwhile, her human counterpart has absorbed the Equestrian magic that's made its way into her world, and now seeks it's source. She finds herself inside of the Castle of Friendship, facing a not so happy Twilight. For Midnight Sparkle to take over she first must get past Equestria's original purple pony princess. Will Twilight be dethroned, or will Midnight become the latest member to Ponyville's chain gang?
  4. If you squealed in glee when this happened: then this is the fan club for you! I mean really, who wouldn't want to see Celestia toast a few fools with some dark magic? Us fine folks here want to see more stuff like this in the show.
  5. Here's my headcanon about that book's history. What's yours? I believe the book was created by Discord as one of his contingency plans should he be dethroned. We already saw one of his plans in "Princess Twilight Sparkle", and he probably had more than one. He seems to like complex plans. We also saw him increase in power when the CMC got into a chaotic fight in front of him. Yes, that was probably also because the EOH had been transferred to the Mane 6, but it's possible sufficient chaos surrounding him would have freed him anyway. Inspirarity's rampage was certainly chaotic in nature. I also believe Sombra was a victim of the book and an example of what the book makes its user if left unchecked. Both Sombra and Inspirarity were obsessed with shiny things (gold and jewels for Inspirarity, crystals for Sombra) and only appeared to care about themselves and their own power. Both Sombra's magic and the book's magic were referred to as dark (and note that Discord's chaos magic is literally dark, if Tirek's draining was any indication). Sombra seemed to have the power to create anything he wanted (the weird crystals, the giant staircases, the worst-nightmare door), and that last one makes me think he learned another spell (maybe more than one) from the book.
  6. This is something that I have been intrigued about ever since I first watched the show back during season two. "How can the utilization of magic be explained from a scientific stand-point?" Now, sure, it could just be something as simple as "it's a cartoon", but that's just too simple an explanation, and I personally have a theory as to why this is, but be fore-warned, as it is lengthy and delves into various scientific principles. The Theory: In the world of Equestria, it seems there an element that happens to be of rather high abundance. In such a high abundance, in fact, that it is in virtually everything that exists: alicium. What is this material? It is metallic and magnetic, yet it behaves similarly to mercury when it is contained inside of a living creature, in that it is a liquid, not a solid. This means that such a metal must have a melting point of anywhere from 299 to 307 kelvin (80-93 Farhenheit, or 26.6-33.8 Celsius). When in its liquid form, like all other liquids, it also can resonate different patterns based on electromagnetic frequencies that strike the alicium whenever it is a liquid. The Questions: "If this material exists in absolutely everything and is magnetic, then why is it there are not ponies with trees stuck to them?" Well, the answer to that is that alicium is similar to a battery in that it stores electrical charges of both positive and negative. The reason that objects do not magnetize themselves is due to static equilibrium. Assuming nothing is changing the imposing forces on this body, a body will attempt to regain this equilibrium by slowly losing electrical charge, until such an electrical charge is effectively zero, and since magnetic components can create electricity and vice versa, this is what allows for the manipulation of objects in the physical plane via magic. "Why is it only Unicorns and Alicorns can use magic?" Actually, this is a rather simple, though lengthy, question to explain. Horned ponies, meaning Unicorns and Alicorns, have... well, a horn, and this horn happens to be similar to other horned animals in that there is soft tissue inside, including blood vessels and nerve receptors. It is all too likely that pony horns' nerves are also linked directly with the brain, and the brain as we all know is a hotbed of electrical activity. This is also why if anything is attached to the horn, or if the horn receives any impacting force such as when Sweetie Belle flicked Rarity's horn, it causes them to lose concentration and be rendered magically "silenced", or unable to cast magic. The pony simply thinks about performing a certain magical action, typically psychokinesis, and this causes their horn to spark, drawing in electricity from the desired object's natural alicium and infusing the energy with the energy in their own brain. This gives their horn a negative electrical field and the object a positive electrical field, so in order to actually move the object to where it needs to be without it becoming affixed to their skull, the pony has to then micro-bombard the object with positive energy pulses. This is why it appears to be slightly more difficult to "push" an object than it is to "pull" an object, as electricity is always a pulling force, rather than a pushing force. In the event that a pony does wish to push an object rather than pull, instead of negatively charging their horn, they positively charge it, instead feeding electrons from their own mind's electrical field to give the item a negative charge. "What happens after the psychokinetic spell is done? Where does the energy go?" The energy that was originally siphoned (or granted) to the object is returned to its original state, wherever that may have been. This is why magic can be rather draining, especially during complex spells or intense psychokinetic manipulation; aside from mental strain from moving the object, the pony has to either deal with relinquishing electrons from their mind (in the event of a "pull") or a bombardment thereof (in the event of a "push"). Before this, neither a pull nor a push leaves either object at their electrostatic equilibrium, and the magic wielder must be able to maintain this discordance in order to maintain the spell. "What about teleportation spells? Combat spells? Shield spells? Or even spells such as Starlight Glimmer's 'Talent Thief'?" All fair questions. Teleportation is actually not possible in the sense that it would instantly transport a target (or targets). Instead, it is possible that a pony can discharge energy into the air, super-heating it to open something of a pocket dimension that occupies a similar physical space as the original, Equestrian dimension, but does not allow the Equestrian dimension's inhabitants to perceive the contents of the pocket dimension. In addition, this physical plane allows the pocket dimension's inhabitants to perceive the Equestrian dimension, but it does not allow them to interact with that dimension; therefore two objects are allowed to occupy the same physical space. This is why teleportation does not appear to have an instance of another pony teleporting into wall and dying of asphyxiation, and it is also why the magic user does not need direct line-of-sight to the target like other magical spells. Afterwards, the pony simply repeats this spell to rip the veil apart and travel back to the more physical plane of Equestria. Remember how in The Ticket Master when Twilight suddenly teleported herself and Spike back to the library and how she was unharmed yet Spike had burn marks? As for most offensive combat spells, such as lightning, fire, et cetera, all of which merely require the magic wielder to heat the air a little. For defensive combat spells, such as shields, the opposite is true; cooling the air would cause the ambient alicium to grow solid, creating a shield as strong as the pony's mental fortitude. Starlight Glimmer's signature spell may very well merely alter that particular pony's neuro-chemical configuration, which would cause them to potentially remember what life with their talent, but it would leave them without the mental aptitude to ever perform said talent again, that is unless their marks return to them. Twilight's mishap with the broken spell in Magical Mystery Cure is similar to the Talent Thief spell, except is alters the target(s) neuro-chemical make-up more extensively, up to the point that the target(s) truly believe that that is their talent and have been performing it their whole lives. "Wait! How come Discord, Tirek, and Zecora can use magic?" Discord and Tirek both have horns, which would put them under the same jurisdiction as horned ponies. As for Zecora, she is a bit tougher to explain. It is my belief that horned ponies are able to naturally contain more alicium in their bodies than other pony races, and that the majority of it is concentrated in their horn, which is why magic comes so easily to them, as electricity is better controlled if it has a shorter travel distance (from the brain to the tip of the horn, where most of their alicium is). Zecora, being a zebra, has no horn, which would indicate that she perhaps has no additional alicium outside that of a normal pony; however, most of what drives a pony's magic is mental force of will. It is possible that through meditation and mental exercise, she has honed her mind to utilize magic to the extent of most Unicorns and possibly further. By the same token, this means that non-horned ponies can also learn to use magic, but simply do not know due to the lack of devotion to overcoming the handicap of not having a horn. "What about pegasi and earth ponies and their innate magic?" Pegasi have a "passive" form of magic that allow them to walk on clouds, which I believe is something that they actually have control over. In some instances, we can see pegasi grabbing clouds and moving them into place and at other times, we can see them flying clean through them as if they were nothing. Still other times, they may crash through them or even into them, taking the cloud with them. Pegasi appear to have to be able to control when they want to stand on these clouds, at a young age having to mentally brace themselves when they land to land on the cloud rather than go through it. Because of their naturally light-enough-to-fly frame, this does not take nearly as much effort as other races, who require a Unicorn "cloudwalker" spell in order to achieve the same effect. The act of having to mentally brace themselves gradually decreases in effort with each successful landing, until the pegasus does not even think of it anymore; it becomes as natural as breathing. This is why during a moment of panic in which a pegasi can not mentally focus, such as careening out of control during an aerial stunt, the pegasus may either go through the cloud (in which case they likely do not notice the cloud before hitting it) or they impact with the cloud and take it with them (in which case they notice the cloud, and their instincts scream "I'm going to crash!" and so they do even if their logical side tries to say otherwise). Earth ponies appear to have a form of passive magic as well, but theirs is far more difficult to explain. The easiest way to explain it is that since it is not limited to one particular body part, it disperses over a much wider area of their body, which can allow for all sorts of various, somewhat passive abilities to form. Take Pinkie Pie and her "Pinkie Sense". It is altogether possible that she is able to sense the various resonances of the world around her at a much greater amplitude than normal, which allows her to sense when an "impending falling object" shall... fall. Obviously, this is just Pinkie's own ability, but the basic principle is the same; earth ponies appear to be more in-tune to the world around them than the other types. A Point Raised by Buck Testa: "The show has described its source on a number of occasions actually. Magic comes from resonance enacted by emotional/mental constructs. The more in tune you are with one of these constructs, the more in tune with that type of magic you can tap into." This is undeniably true. I was going to originally include this in the article, but thought it might add too much length to the subject. Now I realize my mistake! The reason that emotions can resonate with a magic wielder's own power is due to harmonic frequencies that can act on water molecules as well as other liquids (see "Sources"). Different affinities have different emotions attached to them, which resonate at different frequencies, which in turn cause light energy, that is the visible aura, to emanate around the object and the wielder's concentration of alicium. While still a metallic substance, while alicium is in its liquid form, as in in the body, the properties of "water resonance" apply to it as well, allowing the signature colored glow to be seen. This is why certain ponies can temporarily or even permanently alter their magical aura's color; their personality and affinity with (a) certain emotion(s) changes, and thus the water molecules (and alicium) resonate differently to attune to that frequency. In addition, the "water resonance" principle is why strong emotions can empower a spell and make it more effective, regardless of the spell's nature. The water molecules as well as the alicium resonate more vibrantly to the current magic wielder's emotional affinity with the particular emotion experienced in that moment, which is why focus is all the more needed in magical use. Take Cadance for example. Her affinity is clearly love, be that in romantic form or otherwise. Bearing in mind that during the Changeling Invasion of Canterlot, she was magically inferior to Celestia (and by logical reasoning, Chrysalis as well). Through nothing but two ponies' magic, combined with pure love, which was her strongest affinity and emotion at the time, she expunged not only Chrysalis, but every other changeling in Canterlot as well, sending them beyond the horizon, which is a minimum of three miles, given the Earth's curvature (assuming the world of Equestria is of similar size to Earth). This is a feat possibly beyond even that of the Elements of Harmony at the time. In summary, a magic wielder feeding into their strongest emotional affinity can readily magnify their spell's potential, as they align their water molecules and the alicium in their bodies to match this emotion, which amplifies their mental fortitude. Real-World Implications: While alicium does not exist in this world, or at least, nothing like it to our knowledge, water is of absolute abundance and can be influenced by electricity, magnetism, and frequencies. Humans can not perform psychokinesis in any shape or form, but within the next hundred years, it is possible there will be some form of electronic implant available that could run off the voltage of our current electrical fields while boosting or otherwise augmenting their power. In a hundred years, we could very well be lifting objects with our minds, and even sooner is possible as well. Sources: Magnetic and Electrical Effects on Water — Water and other liquids behave similarly, and this applies to liquid alicium per the theory. This is also what allows the magic user to wield magic in the first place: being able to manipulate the energy of themselves and the object(s) in question. Equilibrium and Static Equilibrium — Our current understanding of mechanical physics leads us to the conclusion that during psychokinetic use, an object is struck out of its equilibrium, causing it to move. Goat Horns (and treatment of injured horns) — This is why "flicking" a horn or otherwise clasping on it would disrupt the pony using magic. Water Crystals and Emotions — This is the reason why magical auras are different in color, because like water can change due to emotion and mental auras, so too can other liquids, according to theory. Because water is not contained in everything in the physical world, but alicium can potentially, this is what allows magical auras to be visible and allows for magic to work on all substances that we have currently witnessed. This is also what allows emotions to amplify a spell's power. So, what do you think about all of this? Have some questions about my theory? Comment below!
  7. (This one was just out of boredom... ) Also, I have watched on youtube a bunch of times about six creepy/unsettling episodes of kid friendly shows, and I thought if they were able to do that with these shows and got little or no complaints (as far as I know) what would be the chances of the writers putting them in the show? Okay, so we already know they have some serious Dark Magic in the show of MLP:FiM and in the movies, but not all the way that dark due to the rating and censoring for some of the audience since at the end of the day, it remains a fun little kid show for kids, parents, adults, and teens for all to enjoy now. I am curious about what you guys think on the subject of the show introducing some "real world" dark magic like Voodoo, Nercomany, Witchcraft since in a few recent episodes things have gotten kind of dark, but still within limits of the show's ratings. Like in, "Do Princesses Dream of Sheep." there were savage dresses mutilating other dresses. (I know it's just a dress, but it reminded of one creepypasta and another where one of the mannequins in Rarity's boutique just takes on a life of it's even gaining gruesome looking sharp fangs with what I think was black spit.) Midnight Sparkle was also a semi dark reference to the show's dark magic and in "Bloom and Gloom" I don't think I need to give reason as how it was getting slightly dark every time Applebloom woke up to a different nightmare. Even in cutie re-mark there were mention of murder from "Tribal Fluttershy" even if she did say destroy instead of kill. So what do you guys think of them potentially putting other types of Dark Magic in the show, and able to make work without a lot of complaints from the audience or soccer moms. And as thanks to the fellow member who reminded me of KIng Sombra, the Alicorn amulet, Inspiration Manifestation and probably Flutterbat in the episode of "Bats" from when Fluttershy undergoes a vampiric transformation and goes hostile only consuming fruits. For King Sombra, he pretty much may go on my top ten censored dark themes in MLP if I ever did a top number video. Sombra showed up as a big, eerie, smoky, dark, scary, ghost like thing that took part in real world slavery to the crystal ponies, and his death being actually pretty violent even if it was censored, cartoon violence taking place. They used the power of the crystal heart and their love together to actually kill Sombra by practically blowing him to bits and pieces with no traces of him left except his horn. Then in "Inspiration Manifestation" things didn't get all too dark, but showed corruptive, mind consuming dark magic instead that only seemed to make Rarity get worse and worse the more she used it and the longer she had the book. My first personal thought while watching this episode was that, "Dear God, if this goes on any longer, this crazy, beautiful bitch might just actually lose her own sanity and self-control completely and turn someone into solid gold, mannequins, pony-shaped crystal/diamond statues and what ever else she could think of. Let's be honest, I think if Spike decided to let it go any further before actually saying something to her, she would have turned some poor bastard into a luscious, solid gold version of themselves I mean, she already trapped ponies inside of a crystal or diamond and damn near blinded a few others with solid gold ground. Even in the season finale of season 5 there more Twilight time traveled, it only gotten worst until Equestria was nothing more than a dead, sandy waste land with no sign of like what so ever that gave the impression the ponies and animals there have left Equestria and now somewhere beyond because it gotten too bad for anyone to live or they all died and Equestria became nothing at all. That actually took me off guard after seeing that. Again, this was just out of boredom...
  8. Suppose instead Twilgiht fed him her dark magic, like the kind demonstrated in Crystal Empire pt.2 or in some alternate universe Tirek tried to feed on Sombra. Do think Tirek would suffer negative effects from eating dark magic?
  9. Has anyone else noticed that almost every pony antagonist on the show has been a unicorn? Chrysalis: unicorn, or a very twisted version of one. Nightmare Moon: alicorn, which is either one step up from unicorn or a godlike combination of the three races. King Sombra: evil, over-designed unicorn. And on a smaller scale, don't forget Diamond Tiara [EDIT: not a unicorn, my mistake] or the "great and powerful" Trixie. Plus there's the dark magic Twilight picked up so easily, which has yet to be explained. So what do you think? Are unicorns somehow more prone to becoming evil? Maybe their access to magic can corrupt them in ways that other ponies don't experience.