: Nothing personal, we are just following order 66: "In the event of Changelings acting against the interests of Equestria, and after receiving specific orders verified as coming directly from the Supreme Commander (Princess), the Royal Guards will remove those Changelings by lethal force."
Considering the fact that theres guards which doesnt look like the queen's that are standing infront of it, chances are that no, it isnt. Also its smoking, so... no, its definitely not the changeling's castle from the comics.
А с какой кстати кровь должна быть не красной? Чейнджлинги такие же пони как и остальные, отличимы лишь внешностью и способностями, это тоже самое, что я скажу что у Flutterbat должна быть синяя кровь. Глупо, правда?
We can't blame on changelings ? Well, not for protecting each other, that's for sure. But for invading Canterlot, the capital of Equestria and trying to botch up a wedding between an officer of Equestrian Armed Forces' elite unit and a princess ... for that, I'll blame 'em anyday.
Disregarding my previous comments, I've come to a sort of realization that this is a potentially good way to place Chrysalis in a position to be "redeemed". One word just came to my mind recently, "sympathy". Place a story's villain into a circumstance where he/she/they become the victims of a massive tragedy, be it a freak natural disaster or near total destruction from a different villain (preferably one that is much more evil/malefic), which makes them fall to the weakest they could get... sympathy/care from the protagonists could (at least in my opinion) put said villain on to a path that allows proper redemption without ruining the villain's character.
For example; replace the shadowed guard ponies with say demons (like the ones from DnD who are destruction incarnate), give Chrysalis plus a small group of her subjects (for the sake of those who have changeling oc's and such) a means of escaping certain death, then have them flee to Equestria where they could hide themselves, only to found still badly injured later on by the mane six, and I think it just might work.
If anyone believes this COULD BE a good idea story-wise, please tell me what you think.
Selfish for not loving them ?? Oh yes, they're invading Equestria, and the Equestrians should let themselves being reduced to slaves by a species that sees them just as a food sources by siphonning their emotions.
"“So now you think you are better than us, parasite?” Cadence asked another question now that she seemed to have gained her attention. Twilight wiped her forehead. She could not find ample time to ask her own questions with the verbal duel going on between the two royals without fearing that she would lose concentration.
“I am yet to see a fox apologize to a rabbit that it consumes, it simply needs to feed its hunger.”
“So you take us for rabbits then, just food to consume. And yet you think you are above us.”
“Yet, the fox cannot blame the rabbits if they eventually dig a deep hole, lay it full of spikes and lure the fox into it. You assume too much. We are not killers. We do not waste lives. I could have killed you, just as I could have killed Twilight Sparkle or Princess Celestia when I had the opportunity. We are no murderers. We make no waste. You would all have been excellent additions to our little family, your powers and your memories.” Cadence did not reply to that, and Twilight finally found ample time to speak up again, without fear of losing Chrysalis."
Actually, yes I think for now, we Can blame the Changelings. It has never been stated canonically that they need to eat love to survive, rather, it is has been indicated to be a power source for them.
But you know, there's something that this pic and the comments bellow that really strike me:
Chrysalis tried to invade and conquer Equestria and had no regrets to it or any pony she hurt along the way, including foals (as her by song and the comics), but no matter what horrible things she and her army does, the fandom almost universally excuses her due to it supposedly being 'her nature'. Now we have fan concepts of the ponies and their military actually growing a pair and fighting back, here taking the fight to them and yet in doing so, they are horribly demonized by the fans. They seemingly can't win no matter what they do, because in the fans eyes, they are the pompous, hypocritical privileged elite race, while the Changelings must the hard-done-by, noble species who are exposing the allged hypocrisy of the ponies world. It would seem fans are okay with Chrysalis dishing it out, but are saddened by the thought of taking it and getting a taste of her own medicine.
I'd say Chrysalis paid for her crimes simply by the deaths she caused to her own kind. Maybe it is because in truth the ponies ARE a pompous, hypocritical elite race. Think about it... right after she was defeated they didn't stop to gather their dead ((it is pretty certain that they did have some, not to mention that some changelings might have been squashed against the walls rather gruesomely)), they didn't cancel their wedding to figure out the invader and his plans and stop him. They just ignored what they had done, the still possible danger of the fight returning at any moment, their own dead... and just went on to party! Did they even clean the streets from all the goo? Oh wait... the blast did it for them? At least wait until the next day for Celestia's sake!!!
Maybe the fact that they can't win doesn't lie in the fact that the fans can't accept it... but in the fact that almost-everyone hates war. The "naturally" peacefull race of ponies going in an all-out war against the changelings seems wrong. That and you should consider the fact that most fans are Americans who had someone related to them sent to war. Granted of course that i can't really parallelize this with a fictional war... but it doesn't mean that war isn't bad. Maybe they see the ponies conquering the changelings as they see Americans aiding in the downfall of Kadafi.
Or maybe... it's just you. Yes you... you are just tired of seeing the drama of the fans, maybe you've seen too much of it. Or it's the fact that every pony is considered so jolly good and innocent and the fact that this isn't realistic AT ALL strikes us in our minds greatly. Maybe it's the fault of the writers that made the ponies so hypocritically innocent... because the worst thing that a pony could do right now, as we see it through the show, is bullying. I want you to consider this... has there really been any drama about Gilda changing her attitude? Or Silver Spoon and Diamond Tiara? No... I think that it's the foundation of the "innocent-pony" setting that's wrong...
I could rave on about the absolute power of the elements of harmony that makes every enemy country afraid to go to war with the Equestrians as do the countries of the Earth with America, or the fact that i despise the monument of her downfall as disrespect to the changeling dead, or the fact that there is no standard reform system granted the fact that everyone deserves a second chance... but i'll leave this here for now.