After , I knew that whatever followed next would have a difficult task living up to it. While this has limited it away from top marks like the rest so far, I can give the animations credit for stepping up their game for this one. Last weeks moral was executed superbly, balancing the plot points and allowing for them to compliment each other on an agreeable message that both could promote without undermining one another. Have I met you before? The show premiered on the launch of The Hub in the United States on Sunday, October 10, 2010. They both showed a willingness to succeed all without compromising anyone else's welfare in the process, and while that does kill the 'spirit of competition' that this show has noted as 'good' in the past, the episodes story didn't contradict their values that held the message up strongly. Considering how dangerous the Dragon Lands are to , Celestia warns the three to be cautious.
She is a lot of fun to watch, for quite a few reasons. It didn't say anything about testing Ponies. While it did suffer from below-par pacing and voice acting along with some message and story issues, they weren't big enough to overshadow the good that this episode put out in front of me. Because Spike doesn't have wings, he is forced to swim to the island. Especially to Ember, whose view of 'strength isn't everything', would be validated as a result.
This episode has a lot to accomplish in its 22-minute run-time, lets see if it can pull it off. This could be my chance to make a great contribution to the knowledge of Equestria! Twilight Sparkle: You did well, Spike. This episode could have been as dull as dishwater on a musical front, but these four additions did their job to make this episode one that was better than it rightfully should've been. It wasn't an episode that did everything by the numbers, as the strong characters, drama, comedy, music selection and animation quality proved. I can happily say for the most part, this episode followed on from its immediate brethren and succeeded just as good. Retrieved on 2016 April 16.
Spike claims the bloodstone scepter just as the rest of the dragons arrive, bringing the Gauntlet of Fire to a close. Both dragons came across as a natural pairing despite their differences on said alignment spectrum, both of their scenes were endearing and tense without being overbearing and irritating. In the first leg of the Gauntlet, the competitors are tasked with navigating water geysers and flying toward the volcano island. Princess Ember: That's what friends do! Fox, and Wil Fox Teleplay by : Michael P. De Marco August 13, 2016 2016-08-13 0.
There's no Photoshop involved in that Gravatar-I really am holding an Oscar. As Spike, Twilight, and Rarity make their way back home, Twilight commends Spike for not only protecting Equestria but also gaining it a new ally. While some would say that like his prior episodes, Spike was helped by Princess Ember to achieve his goal, he did it by showing a great trust in her character and made the decisions for himself, which undermines that negative point completely. Hopefully the two get to team up again in the future. Most of the writing is great, although Garble is still an annoying character to watch. The episode followed Todorov's three-act structure to a tee, which was complimented by superb pacing to coincide with the tense tone exhibited throughout, we felt on edge going through it all.
Even as the smaller elements proved their worth too, with the opening sequences' lovely showing of light and shadows complimenting the size of the cave and creating nice refractions off the crystals, while Rarity's creative disguises were superbly designed to fit in brilliantly while also being extremely comic in their movement and execution as practical viewing objects. That alone was enough to put it over a certain hurdle, but when you combine everything else together, it goes ever higher, more so than I originally anticipated. However I will give them credit for providing the minimal comedy this episode needed to not become overbearing thanks to those random but sublime costume changes. All episodes are 22 minutes and a season comprises 26 episodes, with the exception of Season 3, which contained 13 episodes. Good to see Spike developing into a better character. With Ember as Dragon Lord, the ponies will be safe and you've gained us a powerful ally. Potential for shenanigans via perhaps? Quotes For more quotes, see the episode's.
After 5 seasons of being displayed as a confidence lacking, self-absorbed and greedy embodiment of negative male characteristics, it would be great that like Apple Bloom last week, Spike is given the progression he deserves. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is a show mostly rooted in comedy. Unfortunately, Spike unexpectedly starts glowing, much to Rarity's fear. In the end, Spike only managed to succeed because Ember helped him, in areas where he physically was quite incapable. If the writing there could translate into his own starring adventure we would have a winner. With Torch's emphasis on the traits needed to be shown by a dragon, it was inevitable once Ember spoke up against them that this episode would be dedicated to subverting and rising up against them.
While this all sounds like it could get a perfect five, I have to clutch at straws and state that even if they were sublime to see, just like the story, pacing hurt the animation as well. One example is the first two episodes of season 6 I would reckon. Oh my goodness, I'd love to! With a design like that, he would have made for a great antagonist. However, when Ember expresses a desire to compete herself, Torch forbids it. I can't wait to see if the consistency will carry forward, but we'll have to wait and see on whether it does.
Gathering of dragons Some things never change. Archived from on September 30, 2011. The refraction of light changing the colour and the flow of the lava as it fell down was just icing on the cake. When it came to archetypes, I often thought of Spike like an adopted little brother, but one whose big sister was fine with letting him hang out with her and her friends. With the good pacing's work undone and the ending being made very predictable, they weren't the only problems, especially considering how this episode started. In the end, the problem with Spike is that his circle of friends tend to be older characters, who would see Spike as a baby dragon, despite his achievements and capabilities.