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Since When Does Twilight Sparkle Ever Fail by TexasUberAlles Since When Does Twilight Sparkle Ever Fail by TexasUberAlles
I just about laughed up mah apples when they sang this line, because it was just so hilariously WRONG that it sounded like the writers deliberately calling out all the fans who try to slap a Mary Sue bumper sticker on Twilight’s haunch. For someone who “never fails”, she certainly does spend a lot of time effing things up, running around doing the headless chicken dance trying to fix them, and learning something important from the self-inflicted weekly catastrophe.

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GJTProductions Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Yeah, there are definitely better places for that Mary Sue bumper sticker than on Twilight. I would say Princess Cadance*, but then again for the Changeling invasion to get as far as it did Cadance had to be overcome/tricked so that could count as a "fail" on her part.

There's also the question of Sunset Shimmer. If we're to believe she was Twilight's predecessor, then Cadance was almost certainly involved with her as well (even though the movie only has "present-day" Cadance and the comic tie-in doesn't seem to involve Cadance at all). Did Cadance try to be the "cool big sis" for Sunset as well and get rebuffed? Did Sunset hate her because she was already an alicorn? Did Cadance try (and fail) to pull Sunset back from "the dark side"? Was Cadance going into the fillysitting business an attempt to make up for the loss of Sunset and the fact she couldn't "save" her?

I think those are all fair questions to ask, particularly as we know the mirror portal made at least one move (from Canterlot to the Crystal Palace). That begs the question of WHY did Celestia let Cadance take that mirror with her when Cadance became the Crystal Empire ruler instead of just leaving it well enough alone in Canterlot?** If there wasn't any emotional connection at all, then Cadance wouldn't have wanted to take it with her or tried to convince Celestia it wouldn't be worth the risk of moving it.

*(Fancy "real name"? Check. Stunningly beautiful and pink? Check. A stunning voice? Check. Well adjusted/not a big jerkass? Check. Powerful? Double check.)
**It could've been lost or broken in transit, amongst other things. 
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SchwarzerRitter Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
You have only failed when you strop trying.
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DragonBlood6400 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Maybe you should add a few more things.
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Disneyfairy Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
To me, it does seem like the writers of the show passed off Twilight as the "perfect" character, and that annoyed me greatly.  It would have a deeper meaning if the show would have more of Twilight's flaws like the ones she already made.  It shows that even a highly intelligent and talented character can still have problems in other areas, even if they appear "perfect" on the outside.
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Esc54 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
So true (awesome idea ^^).
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Landmind Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Tis But A Flesh Wound!
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Legate47 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
First episode that came to me when I heard that line was Winter Wrap Up, when she was useless at just about every task.
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huntresskitty1 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it looks pretty cool
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Lee-Sherman Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
What's the pink book with the golden rectangle?  I recognize all the rest.
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TexasUberAlles Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's the book she's looking through when she makes Spike cry in "Dragon Quest".
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