After the Fact: The Cutie Re-Mark

A season finale that signaled a large shift in the show. Some loved it, some hated it. Let’s take a look at Twilight and Starlight’s battle through time. Oh, and Spike’s there too.

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28 thoughts on “After the Fact: The Cutie Re-Mark

  1. Syke Unsent March 23, 2019 at 8:24 am

    I was half expecting that final line to be "nailed it" because you did say at the beginning that's how you wanted to go. In a massive time combustion event.

  2. Wishing Star March 23, 2019 at 8:24 am

    he lives again

  3. Taz TheWonderful March 23, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Mentioning the Digimon shipping wars…ohhh yeah, that takes me back. At least MLP is generally civil in its ships…usually.

  4. メイズジュリアス March 23, 2019 at 8:24 am

    I know that the season 5 finale was about 4 years ago at this point, but I want to state something here. The only problem I had with Starlight Glimmer wasn't her character traits, her reformation, or how she was written in season 6 and whatnot, but that her backstory wasn't really… fleshed out enough.

    Something felt missing. There had to be more to her backstory than just being left behind by Sunburst.

    Like, ok. Here’s how I thought Starlight Glimmer’s story should’ve been. Follow along if you’re

    interested in well… following along.

    Starlight Glimmer had a really rough childhood. In her hometown, in the days as a blank flank, she

    was the only child with no cutie mark (well… seemingly). Because of this, she was heavily taunted, ridiculed, and given from her peers cruel statements such as, “You’re inferior because you don’t have a cutie mark!”, Hahaha! We have cutie marks and you don’t! We’re special and you’re not!” and other awful remarks (similar to the CMC’s situations with Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon but harsher). Hearing this led her to depression and sadness for a while until she met Sunburst, who like her, was also, a blank flank, and very friendly. They both became friends and did a lot things together until one day when Sunburst saved Starlight from a lot of books falling on her with his magic, he got his cutie mark, and then leaves Starlight behind for school. Doing this gave Starlight huge grief and misery and

    a twisted, fixed-on perspective on cutie marks which she uses one day on a village of ponies.

    If her backstory went like that, it would make a better understanding of why she did what she did than

    what they established in the show. It connects more to her removing the cutie marks with equal signs and brainwashing the villagers, including the Mane 6, and traveling through time to stop the sonic rainboom from happening. Does that mean what she faced in her childhood justifies her behaviors and actions? Absolutely not. However, I would feel a lot more for her than just, “Oh no! He left me because he got a cutie mark. Now I must dictate and control a village of ponies!” That just sounds ridiculous to me.

  5. Endurance The Jedi White Wolf March 23, 2019 at 8:24 am

    There's always the alternative route! Aka DEATH STAR (oh wait wrong timeline)

  6. Raxian March 23, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Very good analysis. Minus the Tone at the end, it was well thought out and involved.

  7. Alina Waterstraat March 23, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Turns to Professor Farnsworth Welp, Silver broke the Universe again. Time to cycle back through. Gets in time machine, goes through the Big Bang right up until 1940 something Just slow this thing down, I'll shoot Hitler out the window. Darn, I hit Eleanor Roosevelt instead.

  8. NoArtisticLimitation March 23, 2019 at 8:24 am

    13:24 – On the topic of discord, I’d say that his shift over Fluttershy’s friendship makes a lot of sense to me, because in a way, Discord is a lot like me… Explaining everything would take forever due to certain similarities and complexities, so moving onto the part that matters:

    Discord appears to not have had any friends prior to Fluttershy (or we haven’t seen any info to the contrary) and as a result, he is extremely protective of that friendship, nearing obsession. He doesn’t want to lose that friendship, even if it means changing himself.
    Why is that? Presumably (using my own experiences) because in a way he knows he’s different, that he’s hard to get along with, and now that he has others that actually care about him – or at the very least, are willing to try – he doesn’t want to lose that feeling; it’s like a drug to him, and even if he tried to ignore it, he’s different now… In short, he’s felt friendship – true friendship – and he’s terrified of losing it.

    Thinking about it, Starlight makes sense in a way too. She lost a friend, and – knowing what we now know – that fear of losing someone else prevented her from making another friend.

    Are those entirely healthy ways of life? Of course not! But that’s the thing – fear isn’t always a healthy feeling. Is it good? Of course! It’s there to protect you… But there are also the fears that don’t make sense.

    … I really should stop getting into analising things in the comments section. It always turns into a massive comment XD
    I’m honestly protective of discord, really XD

  9. Megan McDonald March 23, 2019 at 8:24 am

    It only took you 4 years to make this video and with the Final Season just around the corner!

  10. Eshaan Reza March 23, 2019 at 8:24 am


  11. Garth Davis March 23, 2019 at 8:24 am

    The alternate future thing still would've been more interesting if the Pillars never banished the Sirens.

  12. Garth Davis March 23, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Those scenes where Starlight was spying were easy to miss.

  13. Light Knight March 23, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Defiantly didn't click on the video because of the Doctor Who reference on the thumbnail

  14. Leovanious March 23, 2019 at 8:24 am


  15. Amy March 23, 2019 at 8:24 am

    I havent watched a my little pony video for 1 year why did you come up in my reccomended

  16. Benjamin March 23, 2019 at 8:24 am

    19:11 Damn it Silver Quill

  17. THE Berrby March 23, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Heheh That last bit!
    And the pixel animation is fan.tastic.!

  18. THE Berrby March 23, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Wish Celestia in Luna's timeline was trapped in the Sun. Tho, it wouldn't be day time, to see that, anyways…

  19. Mistydolphin March 23, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Ok, I guess Rainbow Dash is Krillin from dbza now.Also, there's 1 thing I have to wonder… In each timeline, where is the Twilight of each one? Is she just elsewhere, or did our Twilight take her alternate selves' place? Something to think on.

  20. sadlobster1 March 23, 2019 at 8:24 am

    To this day, I say Starlight's reasons for going evil were both stupid and selfish

  21. martin diaz March 23, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Elseworlds and "what ifs"

  22. Joshua Cole March 23, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Ya some people just want to watch the world burn AKA you silverquill 😂

  23. Nicholas Ariniello March 23, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Did Silver just…BLINK?!

  24. HeyItsGenesis March 23, 2019 at 8:24 am


  25. marmik961 March 23, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Wow you destroyed the whole universe.
    I guess it was just a matter of time.

  26. Joshua King March 23, 2019 at 8:24 am

    To your point about the issues with the alternate timelines, and if anyone stopped the previous villains before that timeline Twilight ends up in. They do show that, yes, these villains were stopped. It's very quick, but when you see the Discord timeline, Celestia and a reformed Luna are trying to stop him. This implies that Celestia was able to stop her sister when she returned, and reform her. This also implies that Celestia was the one who stopped the villains when they rose up. Which also implies that her power is enough to stop big villains, yet not reliable as she failed sometimes, but succeeded others.

    This actually becomes an interesting topic maybe deserves a supplement video. Was Celestia simply failing to stop major threats so Twilight could step up? If she had the power to stop these villains in alternate timelines, then why didn't she show this power before? Or any time on screen?

  27. BronyNumber4096 March 23, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Oh! Where's that Arrogance Meter?
    Oh, fudge-crap-sickles! Rainbow's blown right past Will Smith and Shania Twain and is all the way at Hillary Rodham Clinton! THE WORLD IS FUCKED!!!

  28. Jaydove March 23, 2019 at 8:24 am

    The Clockwork Consequence on Fimfiction is a great Nightmare Moon timeline story.

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