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The Lonely Pie Sisters


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Yesterday, I rewatched The Best Gift Ever (because I had enjoyed it so much), and I spotted something that I completely missed during the first go-around, something that totally blew my freakin' mind.  It was a quick shot during the "One More Day" montage.  It was so quick that you could easily miss it.  (Obviously, since I did the first time.)  Perhaps I'm the only one who didn't catch this, in which case I'll look the fool.

Fillies and gentlecolts, set your faces to stunned:



:o  BOOM!  Big reveal!  Marble likes Big Mac!  WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?!  So, the whole freakin' fandom shipped MarbleMac after they met in Hearthbreakers on account of how adorable they were around each other, but y'know, it was just blushing because they were both so shy.  There was no solid canon evidence that it was anything more than just a one-off gag....until now

So....Marble likes Big Mac, and now she's heartbroken that he's taken!  Wow.  Mind blown.  And that poor thing!  I feel so sorry for her.  :(  She should have made a move when she had the chance.  Somepony needs to tell her that it's not too late.  It's not like Big Mac and Sugar Belle are married.  And between you and me, I think Sugar Belle is an airhead.  She's weird and ditzy and I don't like her.  Frankly, I wish Big Mac would tell that bimbo to take a hike and start dating Marble instead.

So, this is just another little teaser that makes me love the lesser-known Pie sisters all the more.  I really like Marble and Limestone, and I wish we could see more of them.  I find them to be two of the most intriguing characters on the show, probably because I relate so strongly to them.  We know that both of them are lonely, and wish they had coltfriends.  Limestone said as much when she adamantly insisted she wasn't jealous of Maud's new coltfriend, despite that fact that nopony so much as even implied that Lime was jealous.  And now we know that Marble's heart is aching.  I'd absolutely love to learn more about these two .  One of my very top S9 wishlist items is a Marble and Limestone spotlight, but I seriously doubt it will happen.  We sure as Tartarus don't need any new characters for S9.  We have enough!  What we need is deep dives and development of great existing characters, like these two.

Pinkie left the rock farm at a pretty young age.  She knew from when she was a filly that rocks weren't her destiny.  Maud stayed on the farm for awhile longer, but eventually left as well to pursue her own [rock related] life.  But Marble and Lime never left, and now they're quite lonely.  My headcanon is that they're extremely close, inseparable, though each wishes she had more of a life.  I imagine them feeling jealous of Pinkie and Maud for moving away and making something of themselves.  I imagine them feeling somewhat trapped and frustrated.  I feel so sorry for both of these beautiful mares, as they seem like the only characters who aren't happy with their lives.  Limestone is perpetually angry, but I imagine her actually being a very warm pony who is just misunderstood.  She doesn't exude a cheerful demeanor like Pinkie, so ponies push her away, which makes her angry, which makes ponies push her away more.  (I see a lot of myself in Lime, here.)  Every time we see Marble, no matter where she is, she looks sad.  Oh, we've seen a brief smile from her now and then, usually a "Mm hmm" in response to something Pinkie said, but she never seems like she's truly happy.  She had a sad look on her face from the moment she arrived at Sweet Apple Acres, long before she saw Big Mac with Sugar Bimbo.  Perhaps Marble suffers from depression, too.  (I see a lot of myself in Marble, too.)

Both of them seem unhappy to me.  Imagine both of them leaning on each other for support, holding each other together.  They'd be completely lost without each other.  I imagine them having no friends, nopony but each other (not counting their other sisters, when they visit).  I imagine Limestone being the "strong" one, the rock that sensitive Marble leans on.  Despite her rough exterior, I picture Limestone being extremely fond of her baby sister, and doing anything to protect her.  Limestone wants nothing more than to see Marble happy, but doesn't know how to help her.  Marble's depression makes it more difficult for her to get through life, and she needs more help, and relies on Lime a lot, and Marble sees the emotional toll that takes on her sister.  She wishes she could help, too.  I picture countless hours and many untold nights of long talks, long hugs, and shed tears.  I imagine many times that Marble knocked on Lime's door late at night and woke her up just because she needed a hug and a shoulder to cry on.  Limestone, being the rock that she is, never minded, and just held her baby sister until she was cried out.  Both wish they could find happiness... for each other, and for themselves.

These are just my wacky headcanons, though.  I wish they'd do a deep-dive into the relationship of these two.  I want a S9 episode that revolves around them, preferably without sight nor sound of the mane 7.  Perhaps just a brief appearance by Maud and Pinkie, and that'd be it.  And it would simply be called Sisters.

How about y'all?  What are your headcanons about the lonely Pie sisters?  Anything you want to say about them--just throw it in here!

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Ouch, we can all related to Marble, love is such a bitch. 

I wonder if they going to extend that more in s9. I feel that since we have enough spotlight with Maud Pie, we should get more from the other two sisters. Maybe an episode where Marble is heartbroken about Mac and Pinkie and her other sister limestone will help to move on. That would be a good friendship lesson, how to get over a heartbreak. 

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8 hours ago, Justin_Case001 said:

I really like Marble and Limestone, and I wish we could see more of them. ... I'd absolutely love to learn more about these two .

I think must of us want them to be explored, but at this point there's really not much about them to truly relate to.

They're closer to the background ponies than to true supporting characters (like their sister Maud) in terms of development, that's why they may seem relatable, they're basically character templates and people just love to take those templates and fill in the blanks.

I would certainly like them to be developed, but there's a good amount of supporting characters that I would prefer to be expanded before the Pie sisters. 

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When I saw the scene with Marble in the background it immediately elevated the episode for me. I'm happy the writers even remembered that she has a chemistry with Big Mac and that it was brushed under the rug, seemingly without a thought. At least someone involved with the show knew enough to insert this fleeting but fitting cameo of Marble. This storyline should be further explored; it would make one hell of an episode.

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Marble is the only one who hasnt found herself. Pinkie did, maud, limestone is the oldest and bares the responcibility of the family and carrying on the family buisness. (Especially with her ageing parents). So that leaves marble (the cutest pie sister). Id like to see her go off on an adventure and "find her voice" so to speak (so many puns) maybe she becomes a singer, thats fairly pony cannon, the shy ones break out of their shell when singing (rara, flutterguy, big mac) 

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I don't see them doing anything with the other two Pie sisters. Maud had a great and funny intro episode but now they're driving her shtick into the ground to the point where I'm just sick of seeing her now, I'd like to see them give the other sisters a chance to shine


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