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Ya know...upon reflection..the MLP movie could have benefited if the Shadow Play episode was the MOVIE.


Yeah, I'm not really a fan of Shadow Tempest. At all.

I would have had it so the Pony of Shadows is looking for the the horn of King Sombra in order to fully purge Equestria into darkness; this would create a misdirection that Sombra is returning. 
Stygian would still be a thing but his identity as the Pony of Shadows would e something like Vader/Anakin to Starswirl.

Starswirl would be the sternest, believing that friendship isn't for fighting such great evil, revealing a bit of a ego problem.

Storm King..he would be the 
secondary villain and a believer in Sombra. The POS would take advantage by pretending to be Sombra and after there truth is revealed, SK semi reforms in a Enemy Mine scenario. 

The ultimate redemption would be Starswirl.

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trulymadmoves Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Shadow Play was way too reliant on seven seasons of lore and character. Nobody would watch it if it was the movie. The actual movie already suffered from the fact that it didn't do enough to establish each of the Mane Six for new viewers. Confusing people is not the way to get them into your fanbase.
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TimeBoy08 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
Oh yeah cos the fans wouldnt touch it with a stick..

I'd rather it be heavy on the series than just adding new characters that we will never see again like in the movie.

Really they served no purpose and are overall useless if they don't return in the show.


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trulymadmoves Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's just a question of good entertainment sense, the movie wouldn't be worth the investment if only the fans could follow it. There aren't enough fans for that. A theatrical release has to aim to bring in new fans. Not disagreeing that they over-emphasized the new characters; not putting enough focus on the Mane Six was a bad way to present it to both fans AND newcomers.

None of the Mane Six had anything to do in Shadow Play, either. Nor do they seem to have anything to do in your Shadow Play movie idea. And they should do stuff as individuals, not as a group.

I'm not saying the actual movie didn't make any blunders, but Shadow Play as a movie would be ALL the blunders.
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TimeBoy08 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017
Very well..I suppose I'll do a fanfiction of a Similar premise,

Thanks for the advice 
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trulymadmoves Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
By all means. I mean, yeah, it would work like that, a fanfiction doesn't have to worry about holding non-fans' interest. And could conceivably focus more on side characters and villains than on the Mane Six. But I do think it would be the wisest choice, if taking on this idea as a fanfic, to keep the focus on the Six and give them all individual arcs as well as a group arc.
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TimeBoy08 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017
Yeah...sorry for snapping.

its just as much as I like how we finally had a MLP villain who didn't talk like he swalllwed a dictionary or well spoken, he just didn't feel main villain material.
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TimeBoy08 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
Not if rewritten it wouldn't .
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Pixargirl Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
It's an interesting idea but what would the others like the Mane Six, Spike, and the Princesses be doing? You thought a lot about the roles of Starswirl, Storm King, Pony of Shadows, and even Sombra and their development but what about the others?
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TimeBoy08 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
Well the princesses would be trying to do something; celestia trying to protect her kingdom, Candace figuring off the storm Kingsbury forces at they invade the crustal empire and Luna trying to spy on the Pony  of Shadows . 

the ponies would have to train with Starswirl and at the aame
time look for the horn of Sombra. A little comedic sub plot where spike hunks he can save the day as "sombra" died due to his interference.

NO Starlight 
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Pixargirl Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
Okay awesome and proactive for the Princesses!

The Mane Six training to fight the bad guy.

Spike having his comedic adventure as a side plot so he’s helping!

NO STARLIGHT YAY!

Brilliant and it gives everyone something to do an contribute. Reminds me of To Boldly Flee in that way. Hmm...

Pinkie: Wait a second. We didn't give the Starlight's a chance to offer her contribution.

The crew looks to the side to find the pondering Starlight in her chair in the corner.

Starlight: My contribution I'll give swiftly, once I think of it, in the confines of my triple protected bunker.

Nah... Critic is still more likable and three-dimensional than Starlight.

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TimeBoy08 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
..never mind, Pix. It wouldnt  work as it'd just confuse the new fans.

I just...Shadow is overratesd. She is Starlight without a horn and just threatening people. That's her screen time. At least we saw Starlight have a breakdown and become insane,
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Pixargirl Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
Yeah my friend is pretty good at being convincing in reasoning. But it would be fun as a fanfic.

I can see your reason and I haven’t actually seen the movie in order to agree or disagree otherwise.
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TimeBoy08 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
Yeah...

thkugh your friend made a very good point about being against it 
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