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More potential to the Mane Six after they reached their goals since season 7?

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Where the Mane Six has reached their goals since season 7 (Rainbow Dash joins the Wonderbolts, Fluttershy builds the sanctuary etc.), do you think there are/were more rooms for them to grow and be explored as characters? And if so, what would it be about?

I think they should have made more new situations and perspectives on them to explore. Make a completely new concept from a character if necessary. I can't imagine making a new Mane Six episode without doing it and still being fresh and fun as much as before.

I think the common way to tackle this topic, which was already done by the show, is to set up a new threat to their position. For example, Rarity was one of the earliest character that was already successful in their field. But in Canterlot Boutique, she was challenged by Sassy Saddles, and it's kind of conflict that couldn't have happened if she wasn't that successful already. Rainbow Dash faces something seemingly similar with Lightning Dust in The Washouts, but it was primarily about Scootaloo and the same kind of conflict could have occured even when Rainbow Dash wasn't a Wonderbolt. It would have been interesting if there were a new flyer who could genuinely fly faster than Rainbow Dash. Pinkie Pie in Pinkie Pride is similar, but she was already in the same position since the show's start.

Another way is to explore around their new status. It would have been interesting if we could know more details about Fluttershy's new sanctuary. I think Fluttershy in her new sanctuary with her animal friends has a potential to be its own TV show. CMCs and the episodes after them getting cutie marks kinda does this, where they were consulting blank flanks, and they were a new episode materials. Rainbow Dash and her Wonerbolt academy episodes explores her new workplace, but the episodes were controversial and had mixed reactions. Most importantly, after she joins the Wonderboldts for good, all she had to do was practice off-screen and perform acrobatics, which was oddly less interesting than when she wasn't a Wonderbolt. The Wonderbolt academy and the Wonderbolt members wasn't explored interestingly and had bad impressions to be honest. Twilight with her new princess position was probably the biggest kind of it. Twilight Time cleverly deals with her change in position while keeping her character's charm and as a grounded character as well.

Another way is to tackle the character in a completely new perspective. This can work regardless of their new status. In Amending Fences, Twilight has to deal with her past mistakes of being unfriendly. This is less about being a princess and more about being a friend. Forever Filly explores the characters from a new perspective, but it is about the change and the new status they were currently in. Where the Apple Lies is about Applejack's past. For exploring past mistakes, it is similar to Amending Fences, but it feels more like a separate story line of its own. And digging up the character's past has huge limitations. Applejack being a musician kinda falls into this category, but it wasn't explored completely, and I don't feel strong about the idea. More importantly, it's about the exterior, not the interior of the character. Slice of Life did this to the whole show itself and the background characters. If the Mane Six could be dealt with the same kind of touch, it could be great.

My specific ideas about what the Mane Six episodes could have done after they reached their goals are this.

  • After Rainbow Dash being a Wonderbolt : There could have been more thoughts about what being a Wonderbolt is and their role as a public service. Also, I would like to know more about the Wonderbolt members and their relationship with Rainbow Dash, and also the whole institution. There could have been more insight about being an athlete and about self-discipline.
  • After Twilight being a princess : It would have been better if the episodes were more about being a good friend and less about being a princess, which is the whole point of being a princess of friendship. Ultimately that makes her a better princess as well.
  • Rarity : Maybe the Mane Six should have had a more episodes about their romantic interest. And if so, Rarity would be the perfect pony. There could have been more about what being such a successful and famous designer is, and also an insight about the creator/consumer relationship which the show sometimes dealt.
  • After Fluttershy and her sanctuary : Episodes about Fluttershy meeting new animals who need help. Showing how the sanctuary specifically works and what it's all about.
  • Pinkie Pie : Her having a better sense of reality and reevaluating herself and a better understanding of herself. The Last Laugh was about her unnecessarily finding a purpose of life which she already knew. But she could at least think about it again more deeply.
  • Applejack : Applejack already knows what to do. But there could have been more about her being in charge and being more comfortable about it, evolving from herself in Apple Family Reunion. Applejack episodes could also focus more about her as an individual and less about her family.

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They could have expanded more on RD's role as a Wonderbolt, her relationship with the rest of the team, maybe they could have made he a captain as her endgame....fuck, anything that could have made up for fucking Newbie Dash

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Rarity so far has had good fortune with her fashion business. She could have been given a serious curve ball dilemma like the fashion world turned upside down by a new trend that disgusts her or a rival shop that is doing so well it threatens to run one of her expansion shops out of business.

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