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Steve Piranha

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Glitter Drops and Spring Rain

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Hey, you remember the two Tempest's unicorn ex friends in her back story? They are Glitter Drops (the green), and Spring Rain (the blue). You may have seen the paper cut retelling of Tempest during her song "Open Your Eyes", where they where playing ball and it bounced to the ursa minor's cave, where Tempest subsequently lost her horn and earned a scar. Then, next time they where playing the ball, her unstable and explosive magic scared both of her friends and was replaced by an unnamed yellow unicorn, painting them in a really negative light. If you read the book Stormy Road of Canterlot, it retells many of that background, like Tempest's broken horn being the catalyst of her leaving Equestria, but both of her exes are portrayed in a FAR MORE positive light.

Spoilers if you haven't read Stormy Road to Canterlot book:

Most of Tempest's initial background is pretty accurate to the movie, up to the point of her attempt to use her magic with her now broken horn. Both Glitter Drops and Spring Rain almost got hurt, if not killed. Of course they got scared and stopped playing  ball with Tempest, but never abandoned her. While it is true that after that event they where seeing her less and less, it was mainly because Tempest shut herself off, spending most of her time (MONTHS, in fact) at home. Still, both of her friends did bother to visit her periodically. And one more thing: the three of them dreamed to go to the school of gifted unicorns, and that dream was shattered for Tempest for obvious reasons, but Spring and Glitter did managed to enroll, and told Tempest about it. That was the last straw for her, not abandonment nor replacement (they may have befriended that yellow unicorn however :huh: ).

What you think happened here? You think it's another case of multiple media inconsistency (a valid argument, considering the Crystal Empire existing in the book :dash: ), or it's a case of hearing one side of the story, further influenced by anger and bitterness? You'll do well to remember that memories can be altered by ourselves without noticing, and that holds most true if they are influenced by extreme resentment. One such case is Bobby/Syndrome, from the Incredibles. You remember the prologue, right? Bomb Voyage and everything? Well, once  Syndrome shows up and we see a short flashback of how Mr Incredible rejected him, said flashback lacked two important things: Bomb Voyage, and the urgency of the situation by showing Mr Incredible calmly walking away. I used to think that was a movie mistake, and a big one, but later I've realized something else. We know that's not how it happened, but it's how Syndrome REMEMBERS it. That maybe a case of Tempest's backstory with her exes as well. Hope they make up, as they don't seem to be bad ponies 

Oh, these are her ex friends in the Gameloft game. quite a pair of gorgeous mares :bedeyes: 

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3 hours ago, Steve Piranha said:

Hey, you remember the two Tempest's unicorn ex friends in her back story? They are Glitter Drops (the green), and Spring Rain (the blue). You may have seen the paper cut retelling of Tempest during her song "Open Your Eyes", where they where playing ball and it bounced to the ursa minor's cave, where Tempest subsequently lost her horn and earned a scar. Then, next time they where playing the ball, her unstable and explosive magic scared both of her friends and was replaced by an unnamed yellow unicorn, painting them in a really negative light. If you read the book Stormy Road of Canterlot, it retells many of that background, like Tempest's broken horn being the catalyst of her leaving Equestria, but both of her exes are portrayed in a FAR MORE positive light.

Spoilers if you haven't read Stormy Road to Canterlot book:

 

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Most of Tempest's initial background is pretty accurate to the movie, up to the point of her attempt to use her magic with her now broken horn. Both Glitter Drops and Spring Rain almost got hurt, if not killed. Of course they got scared and stopped playing  ball with Tempest, but never abandoned her. While it is true that after that event they where seeing her less and less, it was mainly because Tempest shut herself off, spending most of her time (MONTHS, in fact) at home. Still, both of her friends did bother to visit her periodically. And one more thing: the three of them dreamed to go to the school of gifted unicorns, and that dream was shattered for Tempest for obvious reasons, but Spring and Glitter did managed to enroll, and told Tempest about it. That was the last straw for her, not abandonment nor replacement (they may have befriended that yellow unicorn however :huh: ).

What you think happened here? You think it's another case of multiple media inconsistency (a valid argument, considering the Crystal Empire existing in the book :dash: ), or it's a case of hearing one side of the story, further influenced by anger and bitterness? You'll do well to remember that memories can be altered by ourselves without noticing, and that holds most true if they are influenced by extreme resentment. One such case is Bobby/Syndrome, from the Incredibles. You remember the prologue, right? Bomb Voyage and everything? Well, once  Syndrome shows up and we see a short flashback of how Mr Incredible rejected him, said flashback lacked two important things: Bomb Voyage, and the urgency of the situation by showing Mr Incredible calmly walking away. I used to think that was a movie mistake, and a big one, but later I've realized something else. We know that's not how it happened, but it's how Syndrome REMEMBERS it. That maybe a case of Tempest's backstory with her exes as well. Hope they make up, as they don't seem to be bad ponies 

Oh, these are her ex friends in the Gameloft game. quite a pair of gorgeous mares :bedeyes: 

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And this is one of the reasons I wished the movie would be longer. They put too many things in not enough time. Things as this don't get explained and such not understood.

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1 hour ago, Hierok said:

And this is one of the reasons I wished the movie would be longer. They put too many things in not enough time. Things as this don't get explained and such not understood.

There's still so much left to be explored from the movie, but they don't seem to be interested in expanding the movie even further :sunny:

 

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I really like Tempest Shadow, but this is something that I wish could have made it into the film.  It could have helped make her even more interesting.

Also, the more I learn of Tempest's character, the more I realize she is the type of villain that I wish Starlight could have been.

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12 hours ago, cmarston1 said:

I really like Tempest Shadow, but this is something that I wish could have made it into the film.  It could have helped make her even more interesting.

Also, the more I learn of Tempest's character, the more I realize she is the type of villain that I wish Starlight could have been.

The only part I think was a little weak was the lose of her horn. She played with a ball, which rolled all the wasy into a cave where happened to be an Ursa. I think this could have been better. :grin:

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Yeh it just one of the inconsistency.  But I rather have the movie version since well...that's life for ya.  Not all friends gonna stick around on your toughest times.  I heard many people can relate with Tempest because they would had friends who abandoned  them and know how to cope by seeing a character who want though the same way. 

So the movie is the non-sugar coated version. Where your friend leave you and tough love, which the song "open up your eyes" tells it all. 

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