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Why Gummy is not a live alligator?

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Why Gummy is not a live baby alligator with no teeth? Because kids might want to grow alligators in real life? I don't know. Someone give me an answer.

Pinkie Pie acting like a stuffed plushie is alive is just strange. Even in Pinkie standards.

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I guess basically this was the major reason. Once upon a time Harry Potter made sure thats lots of kids would buy owls and then those owls were abandoned on the streets. So I assume that with alligators there were a similar story. From the realistic point of view it would be a bit difficult for Pinkie Pie to acquire a live gator

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Because a human with a live alligator as a pet would be weird.

In EQG I just assume that Gummy is to Pinkie as Boulder is to Maud. Inanimate pets run in the family! :mlp_smug:

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I remember when they made it illegal to own a pet aligator in the state of Washington. I was a very sad child that day. I think the final straw was idiot parents would keep the damn things in the same room as an infant but I could be wrong.

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5 minutes ago, shyabetes3939 said:

Because a human with a live alligator as a pet would be weird.

Well, for me, ponies living with a live alligator is wierd too.

EQG is not like real world, it's a cartoon world. There are purple, green, blue, mint colored people, there are people growing wings, having superpowers, shooting laser beams, levitating, etc.

11 minutes ago, R.D.Dash said:

I guess basically this was the major reason. Once upon a time Harry Potter made sure thats lots of kids would buy owls and then those owls were abandoned on the streets. So I assume that with alligators there were a similar story.

Well the same problem applies to tortoise, dogs, lizards, cats, rabbits tho.

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Considering that alligators as pets isn't really a thing and would be deemed as fantastical among other things, they decided to make Gummy a plushie that Pinkie has that she views as her pet. No one really questions her sanity here so she will likely continue treating Gummy however she sees fit. Besides, I think Pinkie does a great job utilizing her imagination.

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14 minutes ago, Ganondorf8 said:

Considering that alligators as pets isn't really a thing and would be deemed as fantastical among other things, they decided to make Gummy a plushie that Pinkie has that she views as her pet. No one really questions her sanity here so she will likely continue treating Gummy however she sees fit. Besides, I think Pinkie does a great job utilizing her imagination.

For me, treating a plushie like a live pet is weirder than having a baby alligator. (not just liking the thing a lot, but actually acting despite the reality.) I also don’t think Pinkie is insane.

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On 9/18/2018 at 6:04 PM, Sepul-Coloratura said:

Why Gummy is not a live baby alligator with no teeth? Because kids might want to grow alligators in real life? I don't know. Someone give me an answer.

Pinkie Pie acting like a stuffed plushie is alive is just strange. Even in Pinkie standards.

There’s a limit of suspension of disbelief in a setting closer to us, and I’m sure having a live pet alligator crosses that line :dash:

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On ‎9‎/‎19‎/‎2018 at 4:37 PM, Sepul-Coloratura said:

For me, treating a plushie like a live pet is weirder than having a baby alligator. (not just liking the thing a lot, but actually acting despite the reality.) I also don’t think Pinkie is insane.

I mean, Pony Pinkie Pie also treats Gummy like he's more 'trained' than what he actually is.  So it's not that far fetched a human version would do the same to a stuffed animal, which makes more sense in a fantastical world.

 

 

On ‎9‎/‎18‎/‎2018 at 5:26 PM, Sepul-Coloratura said:

 

EQG is not like real world, it's a cartoon world. There are purple, green, blue, mint colored people, there are people growing wings, having superpowers, shooting laser beams, levitating, etc.

Those "Wings, Superpowers, shooting Laser Beams and Levitating"... aren't from the human world as it's a result of magic from the EG world escaping into their own.  The skin colors is just a design choice as it's not the first cartoon to feature more 'realistic' settings but still feature characters of strange skin colors.  Doug is an example of this.

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C'mon, let Pinkie have her fun. 

I think Equestria Girls is supposed to be somewhat more grounded than Friendship is Magic, especially given that all of the magic is suggested to have come through the portal, so human Pinkie having a pet alligator would be a bit weirder in that context. You know, a little bit. 

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On ‎9‎/‎20‎/‎2018 at 12:26 PM, Steve Piranha said:

There’s a limit of suspension of disbelief in a setting closer to us, and I’m sure having a live pet alligator crosses that line :dash:

Very true. Alligators are terrible pets. That's why we keep cats, dogs, hamsters, and parakeets as pets.

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39 minutes ago, Buttonmash1973 said:

Remember the villain from Rescuers had pet alligators.

Keyword being "villain".

Plus, it's a little less grounded when you consider it centers around a rescue society of mice.

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