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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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:iconlandmind:
Landmind Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Tis But A Flesh Wound!
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:iconlegate47:
Legate47 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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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:iconlee-sherman:
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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:icontexasuberalles:
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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Ever-LastingLove Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Welcome to Ever-Lasting Errors! Unfortunately it is time for this great piece to be nitpicked. Errors included; an extra sixth prong on Twi's cutie mark, incorrect fern leaf length, incorrect hair on the clone, unprecise failed gala gown and a few others left for you to find. other than those great drawing! Sorry, but you have been featured on Ever-Lasting errors!
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TexasUberAlles Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Her cutie mark... has always been seven six-pointed stars; she adds up to the answer to life, the universe, and everything. There aren't any ferns or clones here, and there's nothing wrong with either her ghastly dress or her future self.
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BoneSatellite Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
She's adorkable, so we all just pretend she doesn't fail.
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:iconlooker2000:
Looker2000 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
 PMD - Shiny LugiaDo you not see her failing up there!?!?
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SuperSonicHeroes2 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Never has never will.
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ytsejam58 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good point.
what's with the cactus?
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:icontexasuberalles:
TexasUberAlles Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
First thing she did with her sparkly new cutie mark was turn her parents into potted plants.
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ytsejam58 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhhhhh right
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AkeraBronzpaw Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
lol brilliant. XD
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DarkTraveler009 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
At least her heart is usually in the right place.
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:icondoctorwhooves107:
doctorwhooves107 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student Artist
all the time
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Bioshock140 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
ALOT!!
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:iconsaturdaymorningproj:
saturdaymorningproj Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
and that's why she's my favourite character xD

great job :)
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Guy98 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Of all the things in this picture, I think my favorite is that evil parasprite. Just imagine that for a minute.

Nice art style you got there.
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MargonaTheFox Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
since pretty much EVERY fuckin episode ever XD
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Zarcan Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
there is a saying that tru suffering there is wisdom acquired.
i think its from the proverbs book in the bible or something.
So twilight learned of her failures and gained experience/wisdom and became sufficiently competent to become alicorn at the end of S3
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TexasUberAlles Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Every mistake is a learning oportunity; whether you learn the hard way what not to do next time, or just learn how to cover things up better, there's always a lesson involved!
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Loveless-Nights Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
I never realized before, but Twilight is like a huge Mary Sue. She fails A LOT yet she gets everything all the time!
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Sephirath21000 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay then, let's see... What episodes do I know here based on the items present:

GGG tickets from the 3rd episode, Anvil from Pinkie Keen, Ice Skates from Winter Wrap-Up, Spikes "birthday present", Slumber Party Manual, Her precious Smarty Pants Doll that she once jinxed with the Narcissus-Effect to try and create a problem for herself to solve, three of the un-mutated breed of Parasprites, "Future Twilight", The Poison Joke that made her horn all floppy and blue-spotty, Her "Updated Gala Dress" and her Mom and Dad after a burst of magic temporarily transformed them into plants during her entry exam.

Only saw up to Season 2 after all, haven't gone any farther than Spike's After-Wedding Bachelor Party for Shining Armor.
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TexasUberAlles Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The amulet, orange frog and orange jay are from Season 3, so they'll be easy to spot!
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HeartinaThePony Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!
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hahaha
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Nimaru Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It boggles my mind when anyone claims that Twilight never fails or that Celestia is too "perfect".
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phanthomus Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
This made me lol
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SergioSource Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The oranges and the tickets were not her fault
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Alexsi-Zyr Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Twilight's failures are uniformly based on her own poor decisions. The accusations come from the absurd levels of fortune and success that come from without. In some ways, a character who consistently errs only to have everything still turn out beyond wonderfully for them is rather more of a Mary Sue than ones who are perfect themselves. At least the ones who never fail typically don't destroy dignity by getting wings and political power as a direct result and within a day of forgetting rule number one of magic safety and tearing apart and switching around her friends souls.
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MasterChief01 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
I'm not sure I would agree.  it's usually her friends who end up bailing her stupid ass out, or in the case of Lesson Zero, just leniency from the Princess.  And while I'm not sure if she'll have any actual political power or end up being Celestia's sort-of consort, she not only recovered her season 3 cutie-mark debacle (again, with help from her friends), but managed to correct a millennium-old spell, and it's clear Twilight was being groomed from a young age for Princesshood.
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AlabasterRae Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
She's really just missing that fail birdhouse of her's
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:iconwatcher25:
watcher25 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
huh... damn good point actually...

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SparkStorm19 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
poor Twiley, is it wrong I find it funny to see her fail\injured?
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DavionX Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i think in "not fail" they mean that the world still turns, and not burns.
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Vulpimo Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Evil Parasprite is evil.
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Gwidz Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like you. I like you a lot.

Have a fave and a new watcher who will follow you to the ends of the earth.
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
And that's what makes a believable, lovable character. One with weaknesses that people relate to! :nod:
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:iconvelocity50:
velocity50 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
HAHAHAHA *dying*
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:iconshadowwing09:
ShadowWing09 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Twilight's expression: "Oh, so it's going to be one of THOSE bucking days"
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SeraphineFrost Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist
lol!
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khan3 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
she never fails, at the end, she always do what she must do, except for the parasprites
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TexasUberAlles Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, she eventually figured out how to weaponize the li'l bastards, so I suppose she fixed that too.
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khan3 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
I dont recall that episode, which was it again?
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