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S05:E18 - Crusaders of the Lost Mark

S05:E18 - Crusaders of the Lost Mark  

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  1. 1. Sooo .... thoughts?

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Man, besides the 100th, this is by far my favoritest episode yet!! I only seen it 2 days ago, but ive done watched it 4 times XD. I almost screamed with excitement when they got their cutie marks! Hmm, I kinda feel like watching it again lol. Just cant get those awesome songs and the transformation and aw heck, the whole episode is stick in my head

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Decided to re-write my thoughts, cause, in all honestly, it was rather strong on the unfair side. I re-watched the episode and it's indeed quite an improvement over Magical Mistery Cure. I still think the CMC mark designs could have been a bit better, but are decent nonetheless and that shield-thing is admittedly cool. Yeah, Diamond Tiara's redemption feels rushed, but she's still a filly after all, who has had to deal with such an awful mom until she was able to stand up to her. I am confident Tiara's change of heart will be quite a potential for many upcoming storylines. And yeah, I'm gonna admit it, seeing our little fillies achieving their longtime goal was full of feels.

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In all honestly, I was a bit underwhelmed by this episode. For one side, after many episodes of trying and failing a lot, the CMC finally get their cutie marks, and with good reason, helping other ponies understand their talents like they helped Troubleshoes. Their designs are decent, but could have been better. And while it's nice to see they decided to reform Diamond Tiara, it all felt rather rushed and quite cliche. We've all seen awful parents like that in media. I know Pacifica Northwest's redemption uses the same trope, but Gravity Falls handled it better and with more depth. Not to mention she got rather easily forgiven for being such a nasty bitch in the past seasons, but the show's had lots of Karma Houdinis in the past, so this hardly fazes me. Truth be told, the Crusaders getting their marks could have waited a bit more, but let's see if they manage to handle it decently. After all, the CMC are willing to aid more ponies get their own marks.

Overall, the whole thing kinda felt somewhat like a rehash of "Magical Mystery Cure", but with more improvements and better paced-songs and the long-awaited goal of our dear fillies, albeit it's got quite some weak spots.

Well, AJ's parents are officially in pony heaven... Or maybe something like Celestia's country?

 

....I'm sorry, MLP handled it much better than Gravity Falls ever could've hoped. Diamond Tiara's a filly, she'd be more easy to reform than someone ingrained in their youth. I relate to her heavily because I used to be that way myself before MLP became a part of my life.

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....I'm sorry, MLP handled it much better than Gravity Falls ever could've hoped. Diamond Tiara's a filly, she'd be more easy to reform than someone ingrained in their youth. I relate to her heavily because I used to be that way myself before MLP became a part of my life.

Well, yeah, you're right. Come to think about it, I was rather unfair comparing Tiara to Pacifica, she's younger and more relatable after all.

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I loved these songs from the episode also I wonder if the voice actress for Diamond Tiara also voiced her mother?

 

 

 

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I still can't get over this episode.  I think it's my favorite of all time.  Season 5 has been a really feelsy one and I'm loving it.  I think I'm going to write about this episode in my blog--and it's not an MLP blog.  :sunbutt:

 

I watched it again for like the sixth time and I cried yet again. It's not like I want to cry....but gosh! Tears of sadness then joy. It's such a ride every time. I'd defintely say it challenges my favorite episodes of all time.  ^_^

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Amazing episode...honestly, this season is hitting high points all over.

 

The continuity, character development, and themes in this episode are superb - as is the music accompanying it all.

 

We've got some Sweetie magic, recognizable student ponies, new sides to Silver Spoon and Diamond Tiara, family pressures, living by the interpretation of one's mark, Crusaders getting their CUTIE MARKS, reference to The Apple Family's lost members, and fresh takes on cutie marks...plus, more songs.

 

So. Much. Win.

 

I love MLP!!! ^^

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That little segment where Applejack mentions her parents... That got me right in the feels. This episode was such a roller coaster ride of emotion. I haven't felt this way since I first watched the show! I think this show's just gonna keep getting better and better! 


Decided to re-write my thoughts, cause, in all honestly, it was rather strong on the unfair side. I re-watched the episode and it's indeed quite an improvement over Magical Mistery Cure. I still think the CMC mark designs could have been a bit better, but are decent nonetheless and that shield-thing is admittedly cool. Yeah, Diamond Tiara's redemption feels rushed, but she's still a filly after all, who has had to deal with such an awful mom until she was able to stand up to her. I am confident Tiara's change of heart will be quite a potential for many upcoming storylines. And yeah, I'm gonna admit it, seeing our little fillies achieving their longtime goal was full of feels.

Celestia's Country? I don't know what to feel, man. That was clever, funny and so disheartening all at the same time. Ah great, here come the feels again!

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Soooooooooooooooooooooo......... are we just going to ignore this???

 

 

 

Confirmation that they got Disney'ed. 

 

 

Off topic: Am I the only seeing everyone as a....*looks up at the banner* Diamond Tiara...she has the Mods on the payroll. 

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..Diamond Tiara that become "good"? the cutie mark crusaders who get their cutie marks?!.. the end of the world is near.

Joking aside, I usually do not like episodes with many songs, but this episode is certainly among the most significant of this season.

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I watched it again. Manly tears were shed...

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Soooooooooooooooooooooo......... are we just going to ignore this???

They tried to make a subtle confirmation in Apple Family Reunion, so most of us have known all along.

But yes, it was very touching and feelsy that Applejack said it out loud.

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I know they're just fictional characters, but it still feels like my little sisters grew up a bit :')

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I got spoiled  >_> This is just like when I got spoiled of what was gonna happen in Magical Mistery Cure. Which was another awesome episode. The good thing is that both episodes didn't fail to surprise me anyway  :squee: 

 

This episode reminded me of everything I loved about Magical Mistery Cure, in fact this is kind of like its second part. A musical episode with songs that helped to fit a two-parter material plot in just 1 part. A lot of people complain that both episodes could have been two-parters, but I feel like they wouldn't have had the same emotional effect if they were.

 

First we start with the obvious "This is THE episode" song (kinda like the "Something's obviously gonna go wrong" song in MMC), just to move to a seemingly unrelated plot with Pipsqueak running for president. I liked the song and for whatever reason actually enjoyed watching Diamond Tiara being a bitch (Guess that's the power of music), but I couldn't care less about Pipsqueak, which I don't think I was supposed to anyway.

 

The first part was fun, but then things start to get real when Silver Spoon ditches Diamond Tiara, I always expected that moment to be emotional and hard for her, but I loved how she just got DT burned and then left saying "I don't have to follow her drama anymore", now that was perfect. After that DT goes home, where her mother.... Wait, so is she alive? Amy, how dare you contradict my headcanon!  :angry: Anyway, we find out why DT is so mean and she sings a really awesome song. I've been waiting for her own song since I heard her singing in Pinkie Pride, and this one did not dissapoint at all. Then the CMCs happen to overhear her singing (?) and decide to help her. I love how she was still trying to be mean but failed at it, and ended up adimitting the CMCs were lucky to have each other.

 

Of course she's not totally reformed yet, so she attempts to become president again. The epic chasing song was my favorite of the episode, it was really catchy, entertaining and showed the CMC finally becoming the ponies they need to become to get they cutie marks. After that they get to the school and DT's mom happens to be there, which helps Diamond Tiara to calm down and finally get the courage to speak up to her mother: "I realized I want something you don't have... FRIENDS!" ... :wacko:  :wacko:  :wacko:  Damn, another "Wooooooo!" worth moment in the episode.

 

So her talent is to get other ponies to do what she wants? That kind of explains how she got away with being a bitch all that time. Then she starts using her talent to be good leader, and the CMCs also realize their true special talent, helping other find out theirs, which is kind of ironic considering how long it took them to find out theirs. The reprise of "We'll make our mark" was really emotional, and we also get the 3 sisters sing to them (which was perfect), and they send a picture to Celestia and Luna just like the opening (Which was perfect too), and.... apparently it's confirmed AJ's parents are, indeed, dead  :o  I didn't see that coming.   

 

Mind blown :wau:  / 10

Congratulations to this episode for doing everything right. Now this is one of my 3 favorite episodes (The other ones are MMC and the Cutie Map).

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I wonder when Pipsqueak fattened up too.

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I loved this one so much!!!  I finally got the Diamond Tiara episode that I wanted, which also ended up being the CMC episode I've been waiting for, and it was also a musical!  So many great songs, emotional moments, and significant character development all around.  This one instantly became one of my all-time favorites.  Season 5 has already given us some particularly good stories, but this episode really worked for me on every level, and I'm eager to see where they go from here.

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I think that it was great the way that after including the song as a hint that the Crusaders would be getting their cutie marks at the beginning, the writers pulled focus away from it to drag attention to the Pip Campaign, and Diamond Tiara's redemption afterward. It really made the ending take you by surprise, especially the way the Crusaders' conversation at the end was similar to just another end-of-episode lesson discussion.

 

Overall, I thought the writing was great, and really clever.

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This episode had all of the elements of the series that I like.  There was redemption for Diamond Tiara and growth in her character.  The cutie mark crusaders moved a step along in their story, there were plenty of laughs, and some good songs.  Best episode of the season so far, imo

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That little segment where Applejack mentions her parents... That got me right in the feels. This episode was such a roller coaster ride of emotion. I haven't felt this way since I first watched the show! I think this show's just gonna keep getting better and better! 

 

Celestia's Country? I don't know what to feel, man. That was clever, funny and so disheartening all at the same time. Ah great, here come the feels again!

Well, it is kind of a nod to Aslan's Country of Narnian lore.

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I Loved the episode. It's musical, but in the end, it gets emotional. The songs are good too and I couldn't get enough to listen to those songs. Listening to those songs made me want to download them so I can listen to them over and over (If only I know where to download those songs). All I can say to CMCs is that congrats to them on earning their cutie marks. Adventures and Journeys will not stop there, but it will continue.

 

I was also thinking that I get the feels from this episode.

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I just noticed we're all blank flanks now.   Hahaha!  Good call, MLP Forums!

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The new Disney Channel Original Movie was great. But seriously though, that was a good episode. Ending really surprised me, didn't expect them to get their cutie marks. It was good though. Now I'm wondering what's next.

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     I do not normally get chocked up or teary eyed during episodes of MLP or generally anything I have watched in recent years; however, this episode had me really emotional by the end of it especially in the last song when, Applejack, RD, and Rarity all sang their parts in it. I know this sounds cliche but by the end of the episode, I felt like an older brother watching their sibling grow up. This episode was by far one of the best (if not the best) in the whole series and I can not wait to see more episodes involving the CMC and where they go from here.

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