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Horns, Wings or Hooves ... Which would you pick?


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So, you're now a poni. You have the one-time choice of particular race of pony. You can be an Earth, Pegasus or Unicorn pony. Which would you choose, and why?

Ground (hehehehe) rules:

  1. If you choose Unicorn, you CANNOT use your magic to 'fly'. You may still learn the spell to walk in clouds to hang out with pegasus buddies, but you will need a balloon ride/giant catapult to get up there. You cannot simply make yourself levitate/hover/teleport instantly any distance. Even Twilight couldn't do long-range teleportation.
  2. If you choose pegasus, you are assumed to be a standard pegasus with standard wings and speed, based on ability.
  3. For the sake of argument, assume that as an Earth pony, you have great strength and natural affinity with animals and plants.
  4. You CAN explain that you would likely be X realistically, but you'd want to be Y for reasons (i.e. 'I'd probably be Unicorn, but I'd want to be Earth', or similar)
  5. NO ALICORNS. Alicorns are restricted to the Royal Sisters, Cadance, Flurry and Twilight. No other born or ascended pegacorns.
  6. No 'other' species that have both abilities, like Changlings, or can use magic without horns, i.e. hippogryphs/sea ponies. This is strictly standard ponies.
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Earth pony! I love little critters and having an affinity with them would be so much more rewarding for me personally than any magic spells or flight abilities. I could also use the extra strength. :mlp_smug:

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Unicorn, because of all of the available choices, it would suck the least.

Pegasus ponies just have the fight ability, I could probably build some sort of aircraft to fly if I really wanted to.

Earth ponies have it the worst (IMO), as I am nor interested in farming, animals or getting into fights.

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As my ponysona suggests, I would choose the almighty horn of magical-like magicness. The potential of that magical power seems boundless. Plus, I could poke other pones with it. That's a huge bonus. :kirin:

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Appreciate the responsive contract :ButtercupLaugh:

I'm opting for wings. I want that sense of freedom, and don't think the urge to bury my face in a book should automatically make me a "bone" head. Plus I have the need.

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I'd definitely want to be a pegasus. Being a unicorn is tempting because I like the idea of having magic, but the ability to fly high above Equestria appeals to me more.

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Realistically I think I'd be an earth pony just based on my personality (though my sona is an earth pony/kirin hybrid, but that was more of an excuse as to why she has fire powers). I'd probably want to be a pegasus for the wings/cloud walking/ weather control.

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17 minutes ago, cuteycindyhoney said:

Unicorn, so I could become Princess Twilight's latest student.

While I would love to meet her, I would not want to be her student. Seems like too much work, training may not match the tasks and I don't really want to be in the special-forces-but-not-really-military group.

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I am split between unicorn (because magic) and earth-pony (because I love animals)

But really, Unicorn is best, and I would learn spells about creating momentum and travel fast and make cool jumps, and also spells of regeneration and resistance because of fall damage and the damage cause by speed and air resistance and stuff...

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I would choose Pegasus on account that I tend to have a lot of dreams where I have the ability to fly or am flying some kind of mechanism. In fact last night I dreamt I was flying a biplane and performing barrel rolls. To do so as a Pegasus would without a doubt be 20% cooler. :)

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Well, I'm quite fond of magic. In RPGs I often choose magic, but in the case of MLP I would choose wings. The reason behind it is for my desire to just fly away from the current circumstances.

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Unicorn - studying magic sounds like it would be stimulating enough to distract me from the lack of internet in Equestria.

Plus we've seen multiple examples of combining magic and technology. If I could bring in my engineering background, I could likely take that to the next level.

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Wings, always waned to fly I guess Over magic that requires a mental fortitude that my guess is I don't have.

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22 hours ago, Pentium100 said:

While I would love to meet her, I would not want to be her student. Seems like too much work, training may not match the tasks and I don't really want to be in the special-forces-but-not-really-military group.

I'll do anything to be near my Princess Twilight!

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39 minutes ago, cuteycindyhoney said:

I'll do anything to be near my Princess Twilight!

While I would like to be friends with Twilight, I would not necessarily like to be her employee or at least her direct subordinate. I think I would not like her as my boss.

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Maybe a Pegasus. The idea of resting on a cloud sounds like bliss but i can't decide between that and earth pony because working a farm in equestria would also be a satisfying life!

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While my OC is an earth pony, would be a pegasus. Being able to fly freely has been a dream of mine since I can remember.

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23 hours ago, Pentium100 said:

While I would like to be friends with Twilight, I would not necessarily like to be her employee or at least her direct subordinate. I think I would not like her as my boss.

I'd like her as a teacher and friend.

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1 hour ago, cuteycindyhoney said:

I'd like her as a teacher and friend.

Friend - sure. Boss? You know how she can get obsessed about small details and spiral out of control? A perfectionist boss (or teacher) is not something I would like. "See? You forgot one dot on an i in this 10 page report - sit, 2".

Also, I don't think her school (or worse, being a personal student) would all that useful. I mean, if I am going to school to learn something, then I would probably prefer something that can make me better at my job (whatever it would be in Equestria), so I could earn more money or something that could be a fun hobby. 

From what I have seen on the show it would not fall into either category.

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