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world cup MLPF World Cup 2018 - Group 28 - Saddle Arabia

Team Qualifier Round - Group 28 - Saddle Arabia  

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  1. 1. Select the three characters that you want to represent Saddle Arabia in the World Cup


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  • Poll closed on 02/20/18 at 01:00 PM

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Holly molly this is so exciting!
Also #TeamSpitfire

Someone, anyone? :D 

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Yea, I’m pumped. @Cyraonubite, that’s good, but

#TeamCapper

#Group20

Also thanks to the people who planned this for including Capper. 

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I'm just here rooting for the wonderbolts :D including rainbow dash!

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Alright then, cool!!!

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Of course, you know, I have to go for my boy King Sombra! None other than the King of Shadows must prevail in this competition!

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Of course, I'm also pulling for best deer Blackthorn and pirate badass Captain Celaeno!

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I prefer teams. When characters were pitted against each other, you pretty much knew who was going to win, and that isn't fun. Teams even the field.

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Teams, because otherwise it would not be fair for anyone not Rarity. 

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10 minutes ago, Dark Qiviut said:

I prefer teams. When characters were pitted against each other, you pretty much knew who was going to win, and that isn't fun. Teams even the field.

Lol. There was that one match where Scootaloo beat Celestia by 1 vote XD. That was one of the highlights of the last tournament. For the most part, except for the Final Match ... it could be one sided. 

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Well since all the cool kids are campaigning for their favorite villain...

#VoteAdagio, the leader of the Dazzlings who downright exudes allure and menace :sunshower:

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Earlier, last night

"Rainbow Dash! Can you hear me?"

Nothing. Luna surveyed the curious vista around her, her eyes tracking the dreamscape's current state. What was once a majestic colosseum hosting a contemporary sporting event now appeared ... fractured. Dozens of, what could only be described as massive islands, dotted the nebulous sky of stars that existed all around them. Sections of floating earth silently drifting through a cosmic soup. This was ... different ... and creative. Anypony that could conjure this imaginative scenery has a strong grasp on all things surreal. The surprise of the mesmerizing environment did not stop at the landmasses themselves. There was something off about them. Luna flew higher, taking care to keep her vision on a fixed point so as to not become lost. Up here, if up was even an applicable word, would allow her an optimum vantage point to her to see exactly what is going on. Luna couldn't put her hoof on it just yet, but this felt wrong. She could normally understand a dream, or even nightmare, like it was a parchment of words laid out before her. She knew any dream she was in, the same way someone who knows a close friend or relative so well they can predict what they may say or do. Something was off though.

 

She could feel the pony inside the dream. She had already reached out with her magic to try and find Rainbow Dash after gathering her bearings. This was her dream, wasn't it? Luna chuckled at the memory of Rainbow Dash playing a round of what Luna believed was called buckball. Rainbow was facing three Shadowbolts alone, and holding her own, likely unaware that one of the many spectators was silently cheering her on. The Alicorn Princess swallowed back a momentary flash of embarrassment. Even though it was her job to ensure peaceful dreams for her subjects, there was always a sense of unease at the voyeuristic nature to her role in Equestria. She pushed that thought away as she focused at her task at hand -- finding Dash. Luna tried to locate her, and she did for a brief moment, but was stunned to realizes she felt hundreds of others. Ponies and non ponies apparently sharing a dream. Impossible! The only time that happened was when she faced the Tantabus, and that was an extremely taxing spell. No, she had concluded. This wasn't her doing. This was something entirely different, and dangerous. 

 

Reaching a height that gave her a better view, Luna took in the whole world surrounding her. What she saw was as breathtaking as it was perplexing. Each massive island appeared to have it's own environment. Ponyville, Canterlot, Manehattan ... all there and each holding her own stadium similar to what Dash had dreamed up. Luna reached out casting her location spell again. As her eyes caught the familiar and unfriendly shape of the Moon, she scanned the dreamscape looking for Dash. Whatever happened may be connected to her. The brilliant glow of her alicorn horn illuminated the air around her as she allowed her mind to drift from consciousness to consciousness checking off each familiar essence. 

 

"Derpy. Applejack. Shining Armor. Sister. and ... a hat?"

 

Luna almost trailed off at that one greatly confused. Just as she was about to investigate --- she froze. She felt HER a second before she heard that all too familiar voice scream ... and felt the shock up an attack spell slamming into her from behind. The laughter pierced the sky echoing with a delicious intensity Luna had never hoped to hear again. HOW WAS THIS POSSIBLE? This wasn't a dream manifestation, she could FEEL her ... her other self!

 

"Nightmare Moon! How are --", The followup blast again caught her off guard. The power behind this spell was not intended to subdue. It hit Luna with a thunderous impact before she could prepare herself. The alicorn found her awareness drifting away but not before she recognized the sensation of the air rushing through her limp feathers and mane. She was falling toward the ground ... and fast. 

 

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10 hours ago, Jeric said:

Yeah, no way was I going to exclude Bacon Mane! I did add the Sirens to the master list as well. 

It should come as no surprise to anyone that Sunset is my favourite character. After all, I do spend a good deal of time posting images over on the Sunset Shimmer Fan Club thread whenever I can find the time. I'm also happy to see the Sirens were included though does that mean their human forms, true forms, or both are included? I suppose this is also true with Sunset and a few other characters as well. Did Juniper make the cut or was she deemed too new?

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4 hours ago, Jeric said:

Lol. There was that one match where Scootaloo beat Celestia by 1 vote XD. That was one of the highlights of the last tournament. For the most part, except for the Final Match ... it could be one sided. 

Freaking recount! Do over!

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1 hour ago, Ganondorf8 said:

It should come as no surprise to anyone that Sunset is my favourite character. After all, I do spend a good deal of time posting images over on the Sunset Shimmer Fan Club thread whenever I can find the time. I'm also happy to see the Sirens were included though does that mean their human forms, true forms, or both are included? I suppose this is also true with Sunset and a few other characters as well. Did Juniper make the cut or was she deemed too new?

Regarding the Sirens, however their fans want to appreciate them works. Sort of how you expect to see both human and pony Sunset images. As far as Juniper and some of the others ... that's on me. I completely forget them. :/

 

1 hour ago, ShootingStar159 said:

Freaking recount! Do over!

There was a guy at the time ... @Kel_Grym who forgot to vote in her matches. 

This was his hilarious reply. 

Spoiler

wut?


WUT!?

OH NO NO NO! I DONT THINK SO!

How did Celestia, CELESTIA, lost to freaking Scootaloo and Pinkie Pie? I mean, Pinkie Pie I can kinda understand, but SCOOTALOO!!!

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[Long string of explatives]

No, seriously, why didn't anyone tell me about this? I didn't even get to cast in a vote!

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One day...I will have my vengeance.

From now on I declare a Holy Crusade in the name of Celestia.
 

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RUE THE DAY YOU CROSSED ME MLPFIFA TOURNAMENT!!!

 

 

I will come down from the clouds with thunder and lightning and rip a hole through the earth beneath your feet and plunge you down into the depths of Tarturus so hard, it will send shock-waves through he multiverse!!!

 

 

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That's how we do it folks!

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I think it's safe to assume that teams are what the majority wants so we'll keep  going with that plan. 

Remember, the first round of eliminations start on the 6th and the close time is going to be set in the poll. Probably around midnight. 

Group 1 will have all characters listed and will be multiple choice allowing you to pick the top three you want in the team, but only the top two secure a spot. 

That will continue until we've whittled down each group. 

After that the 3-6 spots for each Group will go through a series of head to head matches in a Wild Card round until we have a winner and the final team member for each group. 

As is tradition, I will personally be abstaining from voting or explicitly rooting for a team or character. Though I'm sure we all know who I'm inwardly pulling for. :P

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4 hours ago, Jeric said:

Regarding the Sirens, however their fans want to appreciate them works. Sort of how you expect to see both human and pony Sunset images. As far as Juniper and some of the others ... that's on me. I completely forget them. :/

Maybe they'll be able to make it into the next one though that would require them to wait for about four years. A shame they can't be added in as extras or something just so that they don't get left out but I don't think it would be feasible as I'm sure you've had this all planned out for months.

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"You did WHAT?" 

"Oh don't look so surprised Twilight, you're supposed to be the expert in all things magic afterall. Unless, of course, that adorable little cutie mark actually meant you were spectacular at scrapbook bedazzling. If so, I'd be careful dear, glitter gets everywhere ... it'll get stuck in that mane for days!" 

"Discord! This isn't the time to-"

" - and you know if you really are stumped, we could always call my dearest friend Starlight to help explain it. She seems to be rather gifted with magic. Don't be so hard on yourself though, you'll get there one of these days!" :umad:

"..."

"Discord!!! I still have no idea what possessed Celestia to allow you to run rampant, but no matter ... speak plainly draconequus or I will remedy her error."

"Fine fine. Hm. You know, if shaved your head and beard, you would be remarkably like a Frenchman I once knew in another life. You were both such killjoys. Ok, sit down and grab some snack crumbs out of that beard of yours, this may take a while. 

... 

...

 Spike, Big Mac, and I were playing our weekly game of ogres and oubliettes. We just finished partaking in some 'secret courage' to help the creativity, when Big Mac mentioned that Luna had some interest in the game. You know how he is ... he goes on and on and on about something. So I basically suggested we pop into her office and break up the monotony with a game ... well when I say suggested I just popped us three into a dream she was in."

"Ephemeral Dissonance. The Dream Realm's Magic and the Chaos are not compatible. The moment you used your Chaos Magic in here all the rules started to break down, and the barriers exasperating all dreams disappeared. There is no telling what damage you have done! You must undo this!"

"Don't get your bells all twisted, I know exactly what happened. Rainbow Dash was having a bit of a hero's moment playing Buckball.   ... look around! The stadiums, the islands, the decor, what looks like half of Equestria, we are obviously in one of Dashies sports fantasies. WINNER TAKE ALL! I would love to take credit, for this ... but alas ... we have to just ride it out. Play the ball where it lies. Aren't there 32 teams in the Equestria Buckball League? There are 32 islands. Though .... "

"We have too many people. This is bad. This is really bad. Star Swirl ... if the barriers between dreams collapsed, and everyone was sucked into Dash's dream, why can't we wake up?"

"The game isn't over. If your rainbow friend had it in her mind that she had to play until the end it may be ... yes ... Discord may be correct in that we may have to all participate. Twilight, how fast can you teach me the rules of this contest?"

"Oh that's easy!!! I've memorized all four volumes of Fair Play's rules of the game, but first ... we need to get the word out that we might all have to do this! Discord?"

"Silly pony, not all of us. There are how many people allowed on a team? Looks like the powers that be will have to help us ... slim it down. 20 bits that Fluttershy's brother gets the penalty box. I never was fond of him ... though he gave me the most mesmerizing man-bun last week ...  "

"... Penalty box?!"

"Forget I said anything ... I'll go make the rounds now ... been meaning to catch up with my dear friend Tirek for a while!"

"... "

 

 

 

 

FILLIES AND GENTLECOLTS

 

 

46 minutes ago, Ganondorf8 said:

Maybe they'll be able to make it into the next one though that would require them to wait for about four years. A shame they can't be added in as extras or something just so that they don't get left out but I don't think it would be feasible as I'm sure you've had this all planned out for months.

I actually put in some joke characters as possible filler in case I missed one. I'll take a look in the AM and see if I can toss in Juniper and Gloriosa (or whatever her name is). 

Gummy and Tavi take an early lead! 

That Gummy has game yo!

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My picks for Group 1:

- Octavia Melody: One of the most iconic background characters in the series. Who says I can't love her for the fandom portrayals?

- Zecora: Very unique character. Wish we could see more of her. I think the writers have a lot of fun with her rhymes. She provides an interesting alternate perspective to the science of unicorn magic via her own magic. From a world building perspective, I think that's cool. Not to mention she's basically Yoda on a couple of occasions. :D

- Gummy:

'Nuff said. :P

 

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2 hours ago, Jeric said:

I actually put in some joke characters as possible filler in case I missed one. I'll take a look in the AM and see if I can toss in Juniper and Gloriosa (or whatever her name is). 

Gummy and Tavi take an early lead! 

That Gummy has game yo!

You spelt Gloriosa's name correctly. I hope they can be included as both did play significant roles in their respective Equestria Girls stories.

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20 hours ago, Jeric said:

Hm. While I did the team concept to try and level the playing field, we have several months to do through the groups to select the top 2 in each group. I almost did the Qualifiers head to head with each playing a round of several matches before the top 2 were shown, but with the sheer amount of new characters that we have it would be sometime in the summer before we got out of the Qualifiers. 

That said ... after the Qualifiers, I could put it to a vote and see if you all want to keep the team concept, or go to the complete head to head version of the previous World Cup. The biggest complaint about the last one, no matter how much fun we all had, was that it felt preordained that a Mane Six character would win. In this case the strength of a team with two of three mildly popular characters could offset that and make the outcomes less predictable. 

But yeah, I have no issues with putting it to a vote. This is all about us having some lols as a community, so if that is the general consensus I have no issues altering it since we wouldn't be that far in.

I totally see where you are coming from. I simply would argue that the team dynamic only delays the inevitable. I foresee the finals will be heavily team captain-centric, and whichever other characters are part of that team will technically "win", but it's not really on their own merits; the captain will get the credit. Second place is...? ...the other teammates? The second team's captain? Basically, my point is that the mane 6/7 are almost certainly going to be finalists no matter how you format it. Why not just keep it simple?

Sorry if I sound antagonistic. You're the one putting in all the hard work, and I really appreciate it, no matter what you decide. :)

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And the voting is on! Nice to see both Zecora and Octavia holding their own, I expected Sonata and Gummy to run away with this round.

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The irony of this amuses me. 

 

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"That's okay girls, I'd rather be off fishing anyway."

 

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Two things

1. I found a spot for Gloriosa and Juniper by removing Applejack's Hat and Boneless. Two gag spots that I used just in case. 

2. If you notice, there is a tie for the fourth spot on the Wild Card roster. Normally we would look at voting differential, but we don't have that until the Wild Card round and later, so a tie in the Qualifiers will lead to a single match playoff. 

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Looks like small fry selection is proceeding with only minor disturbances. The background mongrels shall feel the wrath of the Pondering Reptile! Their strength, their popularity, let us devour it.

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Here at the halfway point Octavia, Zecora, and Gummy have all put up very strong showings, each garnering votes from at least 75% of ballots. Particularly impressive by Gummy to keep pace with two competitors from the previous World Cup. Sonata got off to a fast start, but the aforementioned characters have pulled away and it looks like she will have to settle for a playoff place.

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Go Octavia, Gummy, and Zecora! My favorite background pony, pet, and non-pony character, respectively!

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