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The Alicorn TheoryThe Alicorn Theory is an idea that my boyfriend :iconZucca-Xerfantes: had, and going by what we've seen in various episodes, I think may very well be correct, so I'm going to expand on it here and see what everyone thinks.
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Basically, according to the Alicorn Theory, alicorns are not born alicorns. They're born as whatever species of pony-Pegasus, Earth, or Unicorn, like everyone else. Alicorn-ism isn't something you're born with-it's something you EARN. Celestia and Luna are obviously the top tier, being the Sun and the Moon, and the original wielders of the elements of harmony. What if wielding the elements of harmony wasn't just something they had the right to do because they were royalty-it was something they earned? Take the Mane Six-they're not the wielders of harmony just because, they're the wielders because they represent each element in the way they live. Celestia and Luna have been confirmed to not be the only Alicorns, so what if they weren't the only ones