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debate Should Sunset have been Twilight's student instead of Starlight?

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  1. 1. Should Sunset been Twilight's student?

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Should Sunset have been Twilight's student instead of Starlight?

It's a simple debate, should she have been and why?

Let me argue for Sunset, see Sunset isn't actually that bad for a character, she made a mistake and it took her actual time to get others to trust her again not just the human mane 6 but twilight and the rest of Canterlot High as well, which can be relatable to many people and can actually teach a lesson to the target demographic like the shows "supposed to". for that reason, I would've like for sunset either pony form or her unseen human form to return or enter back into the portal and become pony twilight's student, shes smart, shes talented, and she has a lot to learn and twilight could easily have taught her and it would've been a lot more genuine than starlight, and maybe even have sunset do something grand and end up eventually making her own friends as the new mane six or even following in twilight's hooves and becoming an alicorn herself.
 
Also having Sunset there for Starlight's capture of the mane 6 during the start of season 5 would have been extremely helpful because she could have easily figured out what was happening, she could have tricked Starlight into thinking she's betraying her teacher, and gotten starlight's true intentions and cutie mark discovered by the rest of the town, and it would've been way more believable then Fluttershy because Sunset herself was a villain at one point, and she's extremely crafty.

Not to mention Sunset would end up driving Starlight away, Starlight would have to somehow manipulate the mane six into separating  like in the season 5 finale, but without Starswirl's spell, and with them separated Sunset nor Twilight would completely notice because of how Sunset's teachings are really taking primary to Twilights and Sunset's attention, which would lead to a half season to a full season with Sunset learning friendship and making her own friends.

This so when the next major threat does happen, (because we all know one will eventually), Sunset's group would have to step up and actually save the day, eventually leading to HER BECOMING STARLIGHT'S TEACHER and teaching her about friendship so that Starlight can redeem herself and become friends with Trixie like she is now. I also think Sunset would teach differently than Twilight, with her personality and all it would be a lot more challenging to both Starlight and Sunset. I also believe Sunset's teaching style would be very enjoyable to watch and to see her make mistakes while teaching Starlight about magic and friendship, which honestly could easily extend the series on to about 16 seasons before it got stale, adding new characters and groups to focus on, and etc.
 

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As a fan of both characters, I prefer then right where they are, based on extra universe reasons. One of those is that I like the interactions with Sunset and the Humane Six, whereas Twilight's pupil has almost been written to have her own core of friends. Very unique in that way. 

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No, Sunset didn’t need to be Twilight’s student, the very next time the two saw each other, Sunset’s entire reformation arc was just... over, and by the end of Rainbow Rocks, she’d completed her redemption arc as well. There was nothing more Twilight needed to teach her.

Starlight, on the other hand, needs Twilight, she has no hope of becoming a better person without her guidance. They both wound up exactly where they needed to be.

Now, if you’re asking if Sunset should have gone back through the portal and joined the main cast, well, maybe, but it was never going to happen. She’s stuck in EQG, for better or worse.

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I like Sunset Shimmer but I like Starlight Glimmer more and I'm happy with them staying in EG and FIM respectfully. 

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Nah, Starlight was misguided and needed Twi to teach her, while Sunny learned to walk a better path a while ago. While it is true that Sunny could have easily taken Starlight's place, but at what cost? I think Starlight being in FiM is better, because we have a new main character that brings something new on the table for FiM. Sunny would have done the same in her place, but the cost would have been too high for the EG brand. Sunny is for EG what Twilight is for FiM, as she's not only feel like the defacto leader of the main cast, but she, despite pretty much assimilated to the human world, she still has the role of being the final connection to it's mother brand, as she's being the only known pony living in the human world

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Nah, she already had five good teachers in the human world. 

Starlight on the other hand had nobody.

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2 hours ago, Steve Piranha said:

Sunny would have done the same in her place, but the cost would have been too high for the EG brand. Sunny is for EG what Twilight is for FiM, as she's not only feel like the defacto leader of the main cast, but she, despite pretty much assimilated to the human world, she still has the role of being the final connection to it's mother brand, as she's being the only known pony living in the human world

Not only would Sunset have lost her place there but I feel she would have been hurt in terms of character EXACTLY the same as Starlight has been when it comes to further direction. Bring Sunset back to Equestria and what then. Obviously Twilight would first have her reconnect with Celestia (similar to Starlight and Sunburst) but then what? What character is there to expand on and work with in FiM. She won't get the leader role because Twilight's there else they'd butt heads. In fact her biggest accomplishments have been when she didn't rely on Twilight. Took charge in RR when Twilight was too stressed. Stopped worrying about Twilight's response and took control of the magic herself in FG. She even helped Flash get over Twilight because she is no longer there; now that's a feat in of itself. Really tying her to Twilight (any more than the journal pen-pal dynamic) would be a major detriment to the character they've created.

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