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24th Jun 2021, 6:00 AM in Magical Mystery Cure
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Wheel of Misfortune
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Newbiespud 24th Jun 2021, 6:00 AM edit delete
Let's face it, more than a little schadenfreude goes into these kinds of scenarios. Which is why it's good to make sure everyone's okay with it.


Digo 24th Jun 2021, 7:39 AM edit delete reply
"Pat, I'd like to buy a vowel."
"Wrong wheel."

I still wonder about this episode-- did anyone in town notice their marks were switched other than Twi?I don't remember anyone saying anything about it, at least not until pinkie got her's back.
Alivda 24th Jun 2021, 7:48 AM edit delete reply
No, the spell seemed to be as if history had always been that way, as far as i remember in the episode. Cause everyone acted like Fluttershy and Rarity were annoyances, but part of life.
TyrantViewer 24th Jun 2021, 5:32 PM edit delete reply
In canon the spell was specifically about DESTINY so swaping their roles complete with history, fits, especially if you roll with the idea that cutie marks are indicative of passion more than tallent- that is cutie marks don't make you good at things they are about what you are passionate about, and thus will get good at. Frankly the only times the marks actually affect talent is when magic messes with them- Appleblooms fake marks from cutie pox, and Starlight's equalist mark, which artificially elevated and reduced talents respectively.

It likewise makes sense that twilight is unaffected due to being the caster, since when she finishes the spell she is the focal point and ascends.

Though there is the amusing possiblity that everyone did remember except for the afflicted, but they all just went about their day, treating it like normal Ponyville weirdness- like they all thought the aflicted were swapping jobs for a day on a bet or something.
Jennifer 24th Jun 2021, 6:00 PM edit delete reply
The last seems unlikely, as surely they'd want to know the events that led to Twilight's transformation. "Oh, you became a princess by *screwing over our entire town for 24 hours?* I'm becoming an anarchist."

Though, given that during season 4 there were a number of moments where ponies in other cities regarded a small alicorn walking around as an unusual interesting sight, it's certainly possible!
Jennifer 24th Jun 2021, 7:10 PM edit delete reply
Er... unusually UNinteresting sight, I meant to say!...
TyrantViewer 24th Jun 2021, 11:22 PM edit delete reply
Lets be fair, the antics they got up to with swapped talents weren't that bad compared to other issues the town faced- a day with irritating but not damaging weather, no pinkie pie parties, or fresh apples- thats all they faced, all the other issues were quite personal, Applejack and rainbow were stuck inside with thier failures, Applejack trying to make dresses, and rainbow ending up being in a cook pot at the paws of the animals she was trying to feed. Twilight made a bigger mess solo with the want it need it spell, if they could forgive that, they can forgive these minor irritations

And then there was a new princess out of nowhere after all of that was over, if the town's memories weren't affected than no wonder nothing came of this, it was barely an inconvenience to the general public and immediately after they had a new immortal ruler, this time a local
Winged Cat 24th Jun 2021, 8:37 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
And setting up for an eventual farming, possibly family, link between Pinkie Pie and Applejack. Nicely done.
ZhonLord 24th Jun 2021, 1:44 PM edit delete reply
"Farmer backstory" eh? sounds like foreshadowing to me. Will we get to see the Pie family a bit before the comic ends?