My Changeling Headcanon, Part 1 Long ago, I developed a rather complex headcanon for the Changelings. I am now finally typing it up here.More Like This
Take note. This was made long before the comic backstory was made for them. And honestly, that backstory for them was quite stupid. No one recognized the changelings except for Cadance due to her having been imprisoned by them for so long, so the story that was used for their backstory didn't make sense... regardless of the funny jokes involved in it. And as such, this headcanon does not take that into account.
However, this headcanon will be used in my upcoming fic(s). And, any whom read this are free to use my concepts however they see fit, as long as credit is given.
For these details, I shall separate them into parts, and give my reasoning for my concepts at the end of each section.
My Changeling Headcanon, Part 2Separation Into Job Classes:More Like This
Infiltrators are Changelings primarily charged with infiltrating pony society for feeding on love and other high quality positive emotions. As such, they're taught not only how to fit in with ponies, but also how to do so in such a way as to manipulate emotions to their fullest extents, so as to better feed.
Once enough emotional food is gathered or when called back, an Infiltrator will return with the emotional food, placing it into a good like feeding bin to distribute it as necessary.
Occasionally, they also return with a captive pony to put into a pod for more prolonged feeding. This is rarely done, however, due to being primarily taught how to escape notice, not how to f