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According to Lauren Faust, creator, writer and Senior Animator of "Friendship is Magic", the pigs were kept for humanitarian (pigitarian? ponitarian?) reasons as well as to help the ponies to locate truffles. Obviously it can't be for food, given that ponies in Equestria are strictly vegetarian


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Equestrian ponies are not exclusively herbivores. That looks like a meat sandwich to me, and Pinkie Pie references hot dogs in Fall Weather Friends. One could argue that they're vegetarian equivalents, but that just pushes the notion back to "equivalent of what?" The presence of a vegetarian hot dog implies an original meat hot dog for it to be mimicking. ...


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As of Pinkie Pride, we have another scale to go on; Cheese Sandwich stands against a height chart. There is one major, glaring flaw with the calculations above: They measure from the top of a pony's head to the ground. This is understandable, as it's what you do when measuring a human's height, and we're humans (most of us...); unfortunately, that technique ...


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Based on what we can see in the show, they must have some sort of "fur". During the "Ponyville Confidential" episode, Snips and Snails get stuck together from some chewing-gum. Later in the episode, it is shown that to get free they had to shave-off their coats. (note: the image here is taken after they get stuck again, in an attempt to drawn the attention ...


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According to a report of a Q&A with the show's writers, when asked what the intent of Star Swirl's spell was, they answered: We never went that far into it.


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Nope. Let's look at the transcript for a timeline. Day 1: Twilight Sparkle and Spike arrive and meet the rest of the girls. Night 1: Twilight Sparkle and Spike sleep in the library, as you said. Day 2: Twilight Sparkle goes about trying to get the girls to be friends again. We know that this day is Thursday because of Principal Celestia. Principal ...


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It's a changeling: Changelings in a previous episode for comparison:


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I dunno about FIM, but that's Leonardo da Vinci Note that his cutie mark is a ponified version of the Mona Lisa


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Most objects seen in Equestria could be arbitrarily big or small, and the show staff often play fast and loose with measurements. But one thing you can't change the size of is a musical instrument. If Octavia's cello was smaller than a standard cello, it would produce a different sound. Her un-pony-like stance makes this a bit harder to measure, and Octavia ...


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New info from Pinkie Pride: Rainbow Dash's birthday cake has 21 candles visible. That said, we don't see the reverse side of the cake (where there could be more candles), and the celebration is Rainbow's "Birthiversary" -- a simultaneous celebration of her birthday and the anniversary of her arrival in Ponyville, so the candle count could be a combination ...


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They have family naming conventions — but not exactly surnames. Both on-screen and in supplementary material and interviews, we get hints or outright information about some of their families' naming patterns. Sadly, some families are more mysterious than others, but it seems reasonable that the ones we don't know about yet do also have some kind of ...


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Obviously as already stated by sebsmith in his answer, the two medias cannot be considered canon to each other. We are talking about two different shows, with intellectual property rights owned by two separate entities. Unless some sort of agreement was made, it would be impossible for either of the shows to incorporate elements of the other in its canon. ...


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Sadly, I would argue that as far as the current clues go, there is no evidence that the "Decorative Horse Head" statues/paintings are meant to represent a specific character at all, or at least one the show creators have given a specific identity to, so all I can provide are some considerations on the issue. First of all, let's just consider an Out-Of-...


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In Equestria Girls, the human Fluttershy is shown with a rabbit. If you compare it with a scene of pony Fluttershy with her rabbit, Angel, you can conclude that ponies are about half the height of an average teenager.


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No. According to Lauren Faust, creator of Friendship is Magic, Celestia was only given the title of "Princess" because "Queen" (her original title) had been given an "evil" connotation by Disney movies. In particular: That's what happened. I was told that because of Disney movies, girls assume that Queens are evil (although I ...


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Matter Eater Lad! Matter-Eater Lad can eat any substance in any amount at super-speed. He can consume an unlimited amount of matter in any form - solid, liquid or gas. He once hollowed out a large meteor in a matter of minutes. Digestive Enzymes: Their power to eat hard objects, like steel, without having super-strength or invulnerability, stems from the ...


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As the seasons progress, Twilight's power grows. Notice the spell of teleportation: In S1E2, while confronting Nightmare Moon, the single teleportation across the room takes a lot of effort and leaves her visibly dizzy. Sometime later in the same season, during S1E4; "Applebuck Season" she teleports around casually, chasing Applejack around. Apparently, ...


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I found this when browsing around. I hope it helps.


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Short answer: apart from her "Pinkie Sense" there is no specific confirmation in the show/comics that she may have some hidden power that would allow her to see the future (the only allusion begin the episode where she dress like a fortune teller). The "Pinkie Sense" itself it is not fully explained: it gets its name in episode 15 of season 1, but the whole ...


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It is most certainly possible to become sunburned AND frostbitten at the same time. Skiers are often susceptible to sunburn as addressed in this article. Sunburn does not require a specific temperature, it requires certain types of UV rays. Frostbite, however, does require cold temperatures (which could simply be generated by wind). Granted, this is for ...


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In the official blooper reel for My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Friendship Games, the following scene appears which provides a pretty clear size comparison between ponies and humans: It is worth noting that the bloopers are non-canon, but they're from about as official of a source as you can get (officially released, fully-animated content from DHX), and ...


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The first one that came to mind is a super villain rather than a superhero, and that is Jaws from James Bond. Here he is in action: And here as his normal charming self :)


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In the My Little Pony comic (trade paperback 2: Nightmare Rarity) Luna goes through a transformation at the end of the book when she conquered her fear of becoming Nightmare Moon again. This is when she gets her beautiful mane and tail.


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The ponies are shown several times baking and cooking various meals and dishes. Some of these require some kind of fatty substances that could be pig lard. They also wear clothes sometimes, for which they could use pig leather. Pig hooves can be used to fabricate buttons that can also be used to make dresses.


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As I feared, there is a reason if nopony managed to identify those two characters from just the first half of season 5. When the poster was released, all the community assumed that since some of the character were obscured/blackened out that would mean that the visible characters were ponies that already appeared in season 5 (episodes 1-13), while the other ...


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The only thing we know on this topic, right now, is from an interview with Lauren Faust. It has never been addressed in the show. "My thoughts on Scootaloo--is that she's got parents, they're great people, we just don't...meet them. We hang out with Scootaloo when she's hanging out with her friends--and if there was ever a reason to introduce her parents ...


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In season 5, episode 21, Scare Master, Rainbow Dash is seen wearing a costume that appears to be a space suit of some kind: This suggests that ponies have at least dreamed up the idea of space travel, though it doesn't necessarily mean they have developed the technology or magic necessary to actually pull it off. In the show itself there does not (as of ...


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Unknown and (as yet) unstated. Her parentage hasn't been revealed for fear that it would de-rank her. "I know "princess" sounds cuter and helps sell more toys, and because of that you were probably forced to keep her as a princess by the powers that be..." LF: That's what happened. I was told that because of Disney movies, girls assume ...


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It occurs to me that another possible source is the opening animation to the Equestria Girls movie, where the ponies are briefly seen morphing into their human counterparts (only one of whom is actually the same character...) The perspective and movement in this shot make a direct comparison harder, but let's estimate anyway. Twilight Sparkle has the most ...


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The clouds in My Little Pony: Friendship in Magic are cartoon clouds, so everything you know about how clouds work and react in the so called real life is unsuitable. The wind induced by their wings suffice to do the job.


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