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Making New Friends by Lopoddity Making New Friends by Lopoddity
"Mommy, look what I made!"

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creative little pandora makes a new friend out of some spare animals she found roaming around in Applejack's barn

also, the reason she was banned from Sweet Apple Acres for a brief period


I decided to retcon some elements of Pandora's backstory. Namely this: Freak Princess by Lopoddity. It began to feel cheap to me that ponies would bully Pandora for her appearance. Ponies have been shown to be a little xenophobic, but in later seasons they really don't seem to have any problems accepting Spike, King Thorax, Ember, Discord, the yaks, etc. So I can admit that in the peaceful, friendship-loving place like Equestria, it wouldn't be realistic for Pandora, an innocent child, to be bullied to the point of being made to feel like a monster. So how do the kind ponies of Equestria view a child draconequus?



It's simple. They fear her.



The fear didn't come from nothing. Pandora is a cute bby noodle with doofy floppy ears, and when she was born, many a pony found themselves cooing over the baby draconequus. She was a point of intrigue throughout the town. Sure, there were a few murmurs of concern here and there, but the ponies were largely quite tolerant and accepting............until her powers began to manifest.


Pandora is a child god. She has the power to bend reality as she pleases-including inverting gravity, reshaping matter, and overriding ponies' free will.....all these powers, combined with the non-existent restraint of a child, combined with a natural mischievous streak. As a child, she didn't understand that her playing could have dangerous consequences-she could hurl a snack cart fifty feet in the air because she thought it'd be funny, or force-fuse two animals together in an attempt to make a fun new pet, not grasping that the cart could kill somepony when it falls back down, or that fusing creatures together can seriously damage them. (Although don't worry about the chicken-rat here. Twilight and Discord were successfully able to separate and magically reorganize both creatures' molecules back into their original forms. Pandora made a glittery sincere sorry-I-scared-Auntie-Rarity-and-made-her-throw up-on-Auntie-Applejack apology card.)

Pandora made mistakes as a baby and a child, and ponies got hurt or terrified, and they give her a wide berth as she grows older. as she's older she understands that its more about her actions then her appearance, but as a child I can see her feeling an alienation between herself and children her own age, and grows a complex about being seen as a monster. She tries desperately to prove she is good, and sometimes succeeds in pulling off a kind deed here and there, but often her magic backfires, and she ends up causing more harm than help. Her desperation to rein herself in later factors heavily into her decision to train to become a princess.


So Pandora wasn't really bullied as a child (except by kid Bruce, who was exactly dumb enough to pick on a young monster). She was just...avoided.


Pandora's natural tendencies toward mayhem and destruction ( DADDY'S LITTLE PRINCESS by Lopoddity ) lead to Twilight very quickly implementing lessons to teach her daughter control of her magic, as well as ethics and morality: (old art but still kinda relevant: Magic by Lopoddity) Pandora may be a mischievous trickster as an adult, but deep down, she will always ultimately do what is right.





pan's animal fusions were referenced on this last drawing: Heartbeats


EDIT: Mr. Tibbles and Cluckers were a little shaken traumatized, but survived unhurt : All Better? by Lopoddity

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:iconfreak-pig666:
Freak-Pig666 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2018  Professional Artist
Aaaw,cute!
0wO
:-)
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:iconthecodedbeast:
TheCodedBeast Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2018  Student Digital Artist
What an adorable monstrosity
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:iconayartzramen:
AYArtzRamen Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... what a majestic creature
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RagnorokIrons Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
well could be worse she could be entirely evil to destroy and burn everything while making an army of corrupted warriors. just look at the Warhammer universe and the chaos faction. 
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DreamingSpaceCake Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
That looks painful
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Art-a-bod Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Deer gosh. Dunno if Royale ever did anything like this. Actually...she probably made worse beasts as a filly.unHappy Pearl 
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Lopoddity Featured By Owner May 10, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Sorry, but that's.....incredibly stupid. Starswirl and Sunburst are both male respected magic-users, and Shining Armor is both a magic-user and a respected authority. While Equestria is ruled by demi-goddesses, we have literally no evidence to suggest stallions are treated unfairly. If anything, Equestria is a perfect egalitarian society, with both males and females in a multitude of career positions. Literally no one is "denying" Moondancer because of his gender-Twilight Sparkle even took him on as a student.

"Denied by his friends, ignored most of his life"-so, so not true. Moondancer had good relationships with his friends and family. He was happy and well-adjusted, until he started obsessing over proving himself better than everyone.

Moondancer is a male, but neither white(???) nor heterosexual. Moondancer is not oppressed. He comes from a family that has done nothing but love and support him. He has a special talent, but chooses to pursue magic, not for the sake of study or glory, but because it will allow him to have power over others. Moondancer is profoundly insecure, power-hungry, and ego-maniacal. You are projecting a number of bizarre issues onto him, like him somehow being the victim of sexism, somehow making a positive change in society, despite him being, for all intents and purposes, the equivalent of a serial killer. Moondancer is not justified in his actions, because destroying other ponies to become stronger to pump up your own ego is unjustifiable. If you are interpreting Moondancer as the good guy, it's because you're bending over backwards to justify his actions.

I've read your other comments on my work, and many of them seem to be coming from a place of strange sexism and homophobia. Frankly, your comments are really goddamn annoying, and you insist on answers to the asinine questions you constantly ask. I'm blocking you. Goodbye.
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Mad-Mutt Featured By Owner May 5, 2018  Student General Artist
Make new friends, but keep the old. 
One is silver and the other's gold. 

I like Pan being unaware of how creepy her powers can be. 
It creates a bit of possible dark humor. 
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TheExternalOrgan Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
!Yyyyyeeeeeeeessssssss PLEASE!
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:iconstarryoak:
StarryOak Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good ol' 'It's a Good Life' references!
One of the best Twilight Zone episodes
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:iconkwitterpwea:
KwitterPwea Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww! What an adorable little spawn!
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:iconihashershey270:
Ihashershey270 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018  Student Artist
oml. It's so horrific but also kinda cute XD
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:iconjesterwolfie:
JesterWolfie Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it normal I find the rat chicken adorable ^^" in it's own creepy way xD
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:iconhowaboutcats:
howaboutcats Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Uumm. It's so...cuuuttteeeeeeeeeee????
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:icontwixter105:
Twixter105 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
It's beautiful, Panny.. *Sweats nervously*
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:iconquantumbranching:
QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2018
Brr. Reminds me of the bit in It's A Good Life [1] where Anthony turns the cattle in the barn into monsters.


[1] en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%27s_a…
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ShrimpyPop Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018
pans face is so cute
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:iconvoloutfelixsit:
Voloutfelixsit Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Playing god i see.
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:iconunicornpowerforever3:
unicornpowerforever3 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The new animals of my little pony
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:iconstarbat:
Starbat Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cute!  :D
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:iconbutterflyyt:
ButterflyYT Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018  Student Digital Artist
OH GOD
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:iconalphamatron:
Alphamatron Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Professional General Artist
I love these! !
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:iconhillbe:
hillbe Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018  Professional Artist
Glorious chaos!
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:iconhersheychocolatecat:
Hersheychocolatecat Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Oh sweet Jesus-
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Ailita27asakura Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Student Artist
I can see why magnolia got nightmare from that. I would too if I was near that thing.
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:iconrobinucheer:
Robinucheer Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018
It is like Neopets. I love this.
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:iconcurse-never-dying199:
....how could I say no to that face? 
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:iconkraytas:
Kraytas Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
poor little rat
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:iconmugenseiryuu:
MugenSeiRyuu Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018
Poor chicken!
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:iconkraytas:
Kraytas Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats a chicken??
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:iconmugenseiryuu:
MugenSeiRyuu Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018
Yep. Poor thing got way more twisted than the rat.
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:iconkraytas:
Kraytas Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
lmaooooo that poor baby!
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:iconsnowygoldenpaws:
SnowyGoldenPaws Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018
SWEET CHRIST ON A BIKE
WHAT IS THAT THING?!?
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:icon3dredwolf20038ye:
3DRedWolf20038Ye Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Student Artist
*pauses for a minute.* "oh she's adorable."
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:iconcloudkracker:
Cloudkracker Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wait, WHAT! She MADE that thing?
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:icondarrollayman2015:
DarrolLayman2015 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
What ungodly amalgamation is that?!
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:icongaelgamerpro:
GaelGamerPro Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
What?? How scary..
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:iconitzritt:
ItzRitt Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
Damn a rachicken.
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:iconalissabz:
AlissaBz Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Student Digital Artist
WHAT THE HECK
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:iconkauluka:
Kauluka Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn... I thought that fusion thing was dead when I first looked at it... Poor things
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AlissaBz Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Student Digital Artist
,,___,
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TalesofOlde Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
God.....I really want to see Rarity throwing up on Applejack now xD
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:iconanonymouscommentor01:
Every moment I live, is agony!
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:iconhiremebethesda:
HireMeBethesda Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
moma! looks what i brought home!

a skeever?

please???





not enough references
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:iconbookworm86:
Bookworm86 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
I have a feeling that Discord is going to be blamed for this one, literally, lol.
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HireMeBethesda Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol what
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:iconbalareth:
Balareth Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
She knows the McDonald secret recipe! 
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