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9 hours ago, Will Guide said:

Good mother? Chrysalis? Nonsense. After leaving her "children" to starve all the time? I don't think so. She was an abusive person who groomed her "children" to be deceitful and put herself on top. She even tried to suck the love and life energy out of Thorax, the one who made me see Changelings as more than just monsters.  She doesn't even know what real love is. Just how to exploit it for selfish gain.

Real love is mutual and caring between the people involved. It's the reason the true mutual love between Shining Armor and Cadance made Shining Armor's protection spell strong enough to send the Changelings blasting off again.

You clearly misread my post and put in words I never said. I never once said that she was a good mother nor was I nominating her for this thread. I simply said that the relationship between Chrysalis and her children should have been explored. Obviously she wasn't a good mother at all but that could have been part of the point. It could have been the basis for a great redemption arc for her. Instead they just made her generic evil villain who is now generic and evil. She could have later felt guilt, loneliness, extreme regret. Anything to give her character more depth and to explore that relationship, but they never really touched that ever again. That to me was hugely disappointing. Like I said, if Starlight could get a (terrible) redemption despite being petty and nearly destroying everything, Chrysalis should have gotten one as well, especially since it could have actually had a lot of depth, something Starlight had absolutely none of.

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5 minutes ago, Kyoshi said:

Obviously she wasn't a good mother at all but that could have been part of the point. It could have been the basis for a great redemption arc for her. Instead they just made her generic evil villain who is now generic and evil. She could have later felt guilt, loneliness, extreme regret. Anything to give her character more depth and to explore that relationship, but they never really touched that ever again. That to me was hugely disappointing. Like I said, if Starlight could get a (terrible) redemption despite being petty and nearly destroying everything, Chrysalis should have gotten one as well, especially since it could have actually had a lot of depth, something Starlight had absolutely none of.

I can agree with that; possibly the wrong thread for it though.

In fairness, what we know of Chrissy leaves her a fairly shallow and spiteful character; she was given pretty much the same choice as Starlight was, In a role-reversal that reminds me strongly of Daydream Shimmer and Midnight Sparkle, and rejected it flatly.

Nothing in Pony is ever set in... erm, I mean permanent. Each of the three villains can be released, separately, at some future point, and another attempt made to rehabilitate them, but as most multi-step programmes say, first you have to WANT to change.

 

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I think we all know who the greatest pony mom in existence is: Twilight Sparkle. :wub:

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Why? Well... Past Sins spoilers ahead.

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Who else's parenting skills could save Equestria's greatest foe, Nightmare Moon, from herself and make here want to be a better pony? And who else would turn against her lifelong mentor and friend just to defend her daughter, and demand to be sent to the moon in her place if it came down to it? There is no question, no challenger that even comes close.

 

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1 minute ago, Totally Roseluck said:

I think we all know who the greatest pony mom in existence is: Twilight Sparkle. :wub:

Why? Well... Past Sins spoilers ahead.

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Who else's parenting skills could save Equestria's greatest foe, Nightmare Moon, from herself and make here want to be a better pony? And who else would turn against her lifelong mentor and friend just to defend her daughter, and demand to be sent to the moon in her place if it came down to it? There is no question, no challenger that even comes close.

 

As much as I enjoyed Past Sins, it *is* fanfic, so opens a can of worms - you could as easily write a fanfic where dashie formally adopts scoots, and is Best Mom (for example)

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12 minutes ago, Totally Roseluck said:

I think we all know who the greatest pony mom in existence is: Twilight Sparkle. :wub:

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Why? Well... Past Sins spoilers ahead.

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Who else's parenting skills could save Equestria's greatest foe, Nightmare Moon, from herself and make here want to be a better pony? And who else would turn against her lifelong mentor and friend just to defend her daughter, and demand to be sent to the moon in her place if it came down to it? There is no question, no challenger that even comes close.

 

Imagine Rage-shifting at Celestia, Twilight really had a death wish lool :P

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2 minutes ago, Princess of Hearts 💛🧡 said:

Imagine Rage-shifting at Celestia, Twilight really had a death wish lool :P

Well, Celestia messed up, and badly. She was misled by a trusted advisor of course, but that is no excuse.

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Until "The Perfect Pear", I'd be inclined to say Mrs. Cake. Pear Butter raised her foals right since they all share her values and with Bright Mac's help they've all proven that they can manage Sweet Apple Acres just fine

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50 minutes ago, Kyoshi said:

You clearly misread my post and put in words I never said. I never once said that she was a good mother nor was I nominating her for this thread.

I'm sorry for misreading. I just had to point out how she mistreated her children. I'm saying that Chrysalis wouldn't win Mother of the year. Fine, I'll fix my first post

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25 minutes ago, Solar Power said:

I've got a soft spot for Windy Whistles

Would suggest helicopter parenting is a pegasus thing, but clearly not in the cases of Fluttershy or scoots, so...

 

25 minutes ago, Solar Power said:

and Stellar Flare.

Seems more focussed on what SHE thinks is best for her foal, instead of actually finding out what is or was. Sending him to Celestia's school was clearly a status play rather than a good choice ,and caused a LOT of problems for everypony concerned.

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Since the topic isn't about what's makes a good mother vs bad mother...

Queen Chrysalis (before "To Where and Back again") I see her as a evil stepmother or  Mother Gothel.  I understand these mothers are only interested in their own intentions but  at the same you can't help it but to noticed the "motherly side" of them.  I always see Queen Chrysalis as queen of the hive who does what "mother knows best". Queen Chrysalis may be selfish and only cares about conquering, but in some sense she does cares for her children by making sure they have enough "love" to survive on. I don't buy the idea how Queen chrysalis knew they can live without feeding off love since if you're born and rise who you are, how could you possibly know? I doubted she knew.  I think Queen Chrysalis is upset how all her children turns against her. While at the same, there's nothing wrong with breaking away from this "abuse" but I wish they could do something about her to resolve around it beside making her a just one selfish "evil" mother. She did displayed a sense of loneliness. I think the relationship between a mother and her children to get resolved could be one the best parenting/ children relationship example.  

idk I just think the idea of 'imperfect' mother is what makes mom character interesting and at the least, more relatable. Also impactful when resolving it with their children. 

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On 5/10/2020 at 4:31 PM, Sunlight Glisten said:

GRANNY SMITH she not only raised bright mac to be a totally awesome loyal dude. She single handedly raises big mac, applejack, and apple bloom. And they all turned out very level headed. 

Is she a mom?????

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I love Windy Whistles best, but Pear Butter has a pretty design and is also cute

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This is a hard question. Pear Butter has of all mothers my favorite design, but I also like the how Twilight Velvet was characterized. They all have pros and contras in my opinion. I honestly can not say which one is my favorite. 

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On 5/11/2020 at 7:35 PM, Rushing cash said:

Twilights parents are objectively the best, look how much their kids achieved, but my favorite pony mom is windy whistles with pear butter a close second.

I would like to add scootaloos mom to my favorites as well. 

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Well I'm also tied between Windy Whistle and Pear Butter. I cannot really decided between them

 

On 2020-05-09 at 11:44 PM, Megas said:

Rainbow Dash who is totally Scootaloo’s mom

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If I’m being fair it’s either Twilight Velvet or Windy Whistles

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I love the relation between RD and Scoots! I totally would give RD here a honorable best Mom :D

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