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Betrayal by Knight-of-Bacon Betrayal by Knight-of-Bacon
Rainbow Dash mourning the loss of a friend. or maybe more than that...

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dingosnivysprint12 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I just remembered that Twilight is an alicorn now, so she is immortal, I think. Am I right? Ponies who become alicorns become immortal? I guess that's why Celestia or Luna never died or old age :D That was on mind when I saw that episode where Applebloom had to bring Granny Smith to class for show and tell or something. Then when she told her story, she was young, but Celestia still looked the same! Ugh...this kind of stuff hurts my head :D Anyways, nice work mate! 
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Knight-of-Bacon Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Well, there are some different theories on the subject. Cadence and Twilight are "artificial" alicorns, since they weren't born that way but rather made that way through the magic of love and friendship, respectively. Therefore, they should age and die like normal ponies. Luna and Celestia, however, were born alicorns, and therefore are "natural" alicorns, which makes them immortal.

That's the halfway canonized theory, anyway, thanks to tweets from Meghan and the animating crew.
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dingosnivysprint12 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That makes sense! It does sound unfair when Twilight turns into an alicorn and becomes immortal while her friends and everyone else dies. So Cadence wasn't born an alicorn? I thought she was :) Did they mentioned that in the series? I know this theory has nothing to do with Twilight being an alicorn, but I have a theory that the mane 6 will become alicorns too! I don't know. I guess I complicated things even more :D 
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Knight-of-Bacon Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
They mention in the book The Crystal Heart (or something--I can't remember the exact title) that Cadence was born a Pegasus. 

And I'm not sure if the Mane Six need to become alicorns, but Season 4 has to correct this "We're totally dependent on Twilight" thing.
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bijuu-sama Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
megahn mcarthy has already tweeted that Twilight won't outlive her friends. that's literally what she said, so i'm assuming that Twi is still mortal. also, Cadance's origins were explained in the book Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell
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GamerGoddessDin Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Could also mean that the rest of them are going to become Alicorns eventually.

PS: RD will be last because they think she's Loyalty and AJ's Honesty when it's actually the other way around.

PPS: If you want I can find you a link to the fanfic that gave me that headcanon.
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supersonicslasher Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
wait twilight dying inspired this drawing? interesting
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Knight-of-Bacon Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yes. I've seen a lot of "Twilight mourning her friends because she's immortal", and I thought it would be interesting to see a reversal.
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supersonicslasher Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
so is immortal? since when? also nice reversal.
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Knight-of-Bacon Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Not sure--since nothing's canonized yet I figured I'd leave it all up to RD's perspective. 

My headcanon is though that Twilight is immortal, however--I like the drama it creates, despite it not being canon.
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supersonicslasher Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
ah I see well keep up the amazing art!
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Knight-of-Bacon Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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supersonicslasher Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist

no problem  =3

 

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chris9801 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Why I dislike Princess Twi.
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:iconknight-of-bacon:
Knight-of-Bacon Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for saying that.
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chris9801 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Yea =/

I remember this along time ago.

24.media.tumblr.com/07fcc825f4…

I guess Rainbow Dash is the new Derpy.

i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/794559539…
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StormAlchemist15 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Phase her out? I'm not sure, but yet another canon reference to Derpy Hooves, not too mention half an episode featuring her as a potential REPLACEMENT on the Ponyville relay team, doesn't count as phasing out. If anything, that just begs her to stay even more. Sooo, good luck with that, Hasbro. Also, Don't lie. You tweeted that there would be no Flash Sentry in season four. First of all, I actually liked his character, so WTf. Second, WHY WAS FLASH BUCKING SENTRY IN SEASON 4, EPISODE 11??!!
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chris9801 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
It seems HASBRO likes to troll now.
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StormAlchemist15 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Eeyup.
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Knight-of-Bacon Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Funnily enough, I joined the fandom just before that was leaked, and my initial impression of the fandom I have grown to love was that they were all raving insane. ^^ 

I think S4 has some of the most amusing animator errors. 
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E-vo Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student General Artist
:( No words to explain how sad I am.
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Rafflessian Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
dont cry Rainbow Dash, you can always have your memories 
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