Devil's Advocate: Was Pinkie Pie Really Acting All That Bad?

The question raging through most of the fandom during last Saturday's episode was a simple one: "Why is Pinkie Pie being such a bitch?"
Just look at her, all sunshine and happiness and shit
And to all of you asking that question, you shut your whore mouths!

You see, before asking yourself why a character is being such a bitch you must ask yourself if a character is being a bitch, and that is clearly not the case here as anyone who has actually watched the show would be able to tell you.

The first thing you need to understand is that this is simply the most recent ploy in an ongoing feud between Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy. Despite sharing the same VA, these ponies have a history of being complete cunts to each other.

It all started way back in ye olden days of season one when Pinkie Pie swooped in and beat Fluttershy at her own game in Swarm of the Century, unintentionally sparking feelings of resentment that would soon become mutual. Pinkie Pie didn't realize she had done anything wrong, of course. She just knew that the parasprites had to be dealt with.

Things came to a head in the season two episode "Putting Your Hoof Down" where Fluttershy, recently having discovered how to release all of her pent up resentment, finally took it all out on her friend.
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This obviously came as a big shock to Pinkie Pie (and Rarity who was caught in the crossfire).
I mean, just look at them!
"But Nathan," you ask, "didn't Pinkie and Rarity forgive Fluttershy for being a bitch?" Why yes, yes she did anon. There is a simple explanation for why that forgiveness did not stick. You see, the Pinkie Pie we see in Filly Vanilli (as well as the rest of S4 for that matter) isn't the real Pinkie Pie.

Now for those of you who didn't watch season three (and lets be honest here, who can blame you?), there was a nice little episode called "Too Many Pinkie Pies."
Exactly what it says on the tin
Well, in that episode Pinkie Pie made a bunch of magic clones of herself and Twilight took care of them the only way she knew how.
And what was her brilliant plan to deduce which one was the original and who all where merely copies? Making them watch paint dry. Now, I'm not exactly a scientist but I'm pretty sure the margin of error there exceeds what would normally allow this procedure to be viable. Not to mention that when it comes down to the final two clones, instead of letting it play out naturally Rainbow Dash flies in and actively tries to distract the remaining Pinkies.
Cheeky little shit
Based on all of this someone can definitely conclude that we have no way of knowing whether or not the Pinkie we ended up with is the real Pinkie, but then we look at what she has been reduced to. Now days she is little more than a joke character, spouting off lolsorandumb lines and breaking reality just because that's what has become expected of her. Instead of the interesting, layered individual we had for the first two seasons we instead have a one-dimensional, one-trick pony. Just like the clones. The thing of it is, there is no such thing as a perfect copy. Stuff will always be lost in the transition, like how the image quality plummets the moment you upload a photo to facebook. The same thing has happened here, giving Pinkie Pie a new mean streak and since she still has all the same memories as the original, payback was in order and she knew just how to deliver it.

But let's not forget the other side of the equation: Fluttershy.
Yes, you
That's right, it takes two to tango and while everyone was so busy bitching about Pinkie Pie they somehow failed to notice how much of a glory stealing attention whore everyone's favorite autist was being. After playing coy for the first act, once she had her grubby hooves on Big Mac's role in the quartet her true colors began to shine. It started off subtly, as her own Flutterguy voice simply out performs Big Mac's singing voice. Then she insisted on continuing, taking each and every gig that came along. Next she started improvising, adding her own personal flair to songs and forcing the rest of the group to sing backup to her. Even in the very end of the episode, she's taken the vocal lead in the Ponitones and at that point her plan had finally come to fruition. Within the space of a week she had wormed her way into and taken control of Ponyville's premier acapella sensation (who for some reason have an instrumental backing that comes out of nowhere).

So, lets summarize:
  1. Fluttershy started this shit
  2. In the end Fluttershy manipulated her way into living her personal fantasy
  3. Bitch had it coming
  4. It's not even the real Pinkie anyway
Now I hope you all can come to terms with this and remember who the true bitch was last episode.
Voted #1 for most punchable face
Additional note: This is hardly the first time Fluttershy has pulled the exact same "bitch" move as Pinkie supposedly did on her. Let's not forget Season 1 in Sonic Rainboom where she busts out this little gem;
"Dash, just because you failed the Sonic Rainboom a hundred-thousand times in practice, doesn't mean you won't be able to do it in front of an entire stadium full of impatient, super-critical sports fan ponies"
Yeah, she's had this coming for a while.

Comments (8)

  1. did fluttershy fuck your mother or something?

  2. ITT: heads and also cannons.


  4. I actually thought this was going to be an interesting article until you brought up that overdone "Pinkie is dead" bullshit. Even in jest, it's just not funny anymore.

  5. >Most punchable face
    >not Rarara
    You dun fucked up OP

  6. Dash is best pony, you fucktard.