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[S07E26] Shadow Play by vavacung [S07E26] Shadow Play by vavacung
"Nobody was banished here"

MLP : Season  7 Episode 26 : Shadow Play, Part II
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:iconsaturdaymorningproj:
Eh, Shadow is an entity of pure evil so it's hard to call it this action an misuse of Elements. :shrug: 

Also, funny how many people try to act like only Starlight's idea of "negotiating" with him saved the day, while in reality both plans were in motion to stop the Pony of Shadows. That finale had plenty of grey area. 
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askwasteali Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018
Ali: You ponies are evil, that is banishment. You care only your own kind, not to other. That shadow is a living being, you monster.
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:iconzonyspeed19:
zonyspeed19 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018
XD
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:iconzarcan:
Zarcan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018
you mean "Nopony was banished here" ? or was it intended since the shadow pony does not have a "body" ?
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:icongoldorakx69:
goldorakx69 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018
heal the pony! not the darkness!
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:iconfoxfangjohn0056:
FoxfangJohn0056 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018
Yeah... No matter how many ways you try to justify it, that IS banishing, since the Shadow never returned to that realm for a reason.
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drums0003 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Logic! XD
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:iconunkamen:
Unkamen Featured By Owner Edited Jan 30, 2018
It's not "banishing", it's "returning him from whence he came". Don't quote me on this. Get that camera OUT MY-*bzzzt*
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:iconeldegron:
eldegron Featured By Owner Edited Jan 30, 2018
in the show this feels racist why didn't the shadow pony got a chance? instead, it was treated as a virus
thanks for giving this alternative look on this :)
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:iconsaturdaymorningproj:
saturdaymorningproj Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2018
Hmm, because this essentialy was a virus :? It's kind of like in Alien movies they would try to negotate with Xenomorphs - good luck with that :P
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:icondscented4:
dscented4 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 29, 2018
Yes, noPony was banished. Only the shadow of a pony got sent to limbo....I got that correct, right?
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:icongoldandsliverdragon:
GoldandSliverDragon Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018
Will nopony, just dark spirit giving him power
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:icon12wingsisrael:
12WingsIsrael Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018
When you think about where the whole thing happened, it could be that the pony of shadows simply returned to where and what he was before... simply darkness...
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:icongold-jackal3:
Gold-Jackal3 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
yeah! it's just sending him back home!
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:iconnayialovecat:
nayialovecat Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018
Poor Shadow X"D
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:iconauren-dawnstar:
auren-dawnstar Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018
Think it was more that they didn't unintentionally banish a redeemable individual. The Elements have always been tricky like that.

Celestia had to turn the Elements on Luna, a fellow Element bearer. Luna was banished yet not destroyed until a time where she could be saved, but both lost the ability to use the Elements.
Discord was turned to stone twice, rather than being removed as a threat permanently, until the time was right to reform him.
Even Tirek, who had stolen all the magic in Equestria, simply had the stolen magic drained from him and was rebanished to Tartarus. Rather than permanently being removed as a threat as well.

Permanently banishing Stygian to Limbo would've resulted in the loss of the Elements for good. Yet saving him and still banishing the Shadow that had taken him did not. So I suspect whatever force that Shadow was likely was beyond even the Elements' power to redeem.
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sigel4ever Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Student General Artist
is still a mystery how exactly the elemnts works: in the first appear, purify Luna, in the second appear (and related) imprision discord and in the last appear (not counting season finale 7), they energize the tree of harmony

still have no idea how works
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alat86 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018
The elements were used to open the portal to limbo, but that was only the begining. With the original plan they were to be used to push the Pony of Shadows through. Instead, they were used to pull Gwydion out, which weakened the Pony of Shadows so much he could not resist the pull of the portal anymore and was sucked in with no push from the Elements required.

Pushing PoS to Limbo -> Elements go to Limbo. Keeping Gwydion in Equestria -> Elements stay in Equestria. Makes sense to me.
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julian0123 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
You've got a point there.
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:iconaud10-king:
Aud10-King Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Nope not banishing just flushing it down the toilet 
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:iconphoenixflambe:
PhoenixFlambe Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018
Giving him the sombra treatment.
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:iconunkownbrony52:
Unkownbrony52 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018
She is now in...the twilight zone.
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:icondeutsch15:
Deutsch15 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018
they didn't banished a pony, they banished an evil force
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:iconvavacung:
vavacung Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But it is still 'banishing', right?
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:icondragondash98:
Dragondash98 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018
Actually no. They PURIFIED Stygian. The evil spirit itself just couldn't handle the pull of the portal.
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:icondeutsch15:
Deutsch15 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018
yeah
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Guadisaves02 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Student General Artist
Well to be honest the shadows are not living creatures, if Stigyan were still in there that would count as an innocent pony trapped ..... but yeah it was not healing, it was more a rescue or saving 
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vavacung Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just because he don't have flesh and blood. Doesn't mean he isn't life. He is magical creature for sure.
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:iconguadisaves02:
Guadisaves02 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Student General Artist
so, for example, Do you count the Tantabus as a living creature?  because is just a magic force with a pony shape
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vavacung Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tantabus is artificial creature made by Luna which is not the same as Shadow Pony that is more like nature spirit. The right one you should question is that you count Windego as living creature or not? Since they are the same.
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MeeposFire Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018
You are making a lot of assumptions there.  IN the show there is really so little information on what Stygian found there and how it works.  It could be a spirit but it could have also been a magical effect of corruption.   There is no real indication of what it was or how it works.  We cannot even be sure that it could survive without Stygian or even if it was truly alive since it could also have been an outward projection of Stygians corruption once it accepted the shadow.  Despite being artificial the Tantabus may have been more of an actual creature than this shadow.  Or perhaps not details are hard to come by so we wil have to mostly go by whatever we want it to be.
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Soulinanight Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018
Hey now! Shadows are people too, you bigot!
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:iconguadisaves02:
Guadisaves02 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Student General Artist
?????
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:iconsoulinanight:
Soulinanight Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018
It’s a joke...
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:iconzfragger:
zfragger Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018
Banishing stygian's darkside and not stygian counts as not banishing. Rarity you are one dense ₩÷%^÷=#%*€×^.
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:iconfoxfangjohn0056:
FoxfangJohn0056 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018
That is Starlight, Not Rarity questioning if it's Banishment. Since when did Rarity have Bacon Striped hair!?
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:iconzfragger:
zfragger Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018
Starlight knows that they didn't heal stygian but banished his dark side. She is questioning why would Rarity make the assumption that they healed him when they didn't.
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:iconfoxfangjohn0056:
FoxfangJohn0056 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2018
I put that down because the comment I put it on said Rarity was Questioning if it was Banishment.

READ PROPERLY.
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:iconparadoxalorder:
ParadoxalOrder Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously, if it's not a pony then in most cases it's not seen by ponies as a bad thing when something else is banished, imprisoned, or something else.
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OmegaKorro Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Exactly!
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:iconmromg82:
MrOmg82 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018
Yep xD
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:icontigreanpony:
tigreanpony Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018
Very cool, and nicely done.
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:icondiablo2000:
Diablo2000 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018
It was more inprisonment, he was a Pony of Shadows and thus imprisoned in a  Dark world forever.
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:iconsetakarn:
Setakarn Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018
You mean to say he was banished to the dark world? =D
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:iconbbbhuey:
BBBHuey Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Being imprisoned away from the world of Equestria is banishment.
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:iconhellvane:
HELLVANE Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018
Yeah, it is not like they threw his ass in Tartarus, sent him to the Moon, turned him into stone, sending him in between 2 icesheats for a 1000 years just to be destroyed after said 1000 years or at the very worst sent him to our world Earth to spend all of time as a Teenager that goes to the worst place known to man, highschool. He got lucky & so did you Starlight.
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eternalJonathan Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Honestly this is just one of the reasons I  hate this finale. A lot of the critics overlooked the plot holes and moments of bad writing. Overall I found it to be the worst finale in the series. That doesn't make season 7 bad at all they just screwed up the finale
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sigel4ever Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Student General Artist
probably for the presure: we see the old pillars and are powerful in his moment, the super saiyan ponies didn't appear this time (and probably have the same effect as the elements artifacts)

is hard be original when the ideas are ran out
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eternalJonathan Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No it could have worked if they hadn't ehadsuch bone headed writing, and that's not including screwing over the continuity in the comics and books. This episode wasn't though through 
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:iconsigel4ever:
sigel4ever Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Student General Artist
one of the biggest problems with the years is how surprise the people now (the walking dead shows us a lot of surprises, but after glenn's dead, indeed more than one feels betrayed) if you don't do a decent work, you have a GT result (dragon ball GT for be more precisely: after end of Z, Toei wants more chapters, but Toriyama feels tired, so he oly be a consultant in the next series, no manga, no constant supervision. the result: boring story, a lot of useless characters, no epic moments, miss of great battles, even if the music and the super saiyan 4 was the best of the GT, when ulktra instint and the second opening "limit break x survive", smashes every significant defense with GT)

this time was lore time, really i didn't expect a supre conflict in the end of this season, but was a decent two episode season finale (the best for me is the fourth season finale)
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