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A spin-off of the warmly received My Little Pony: The first movie, Equestria Girls, saw release in and was uniformly bad. Awkward character design and animation, a meandering plot that lacks any interest or sense, cringe-worthy writing, and a nonsensical climax rolled up into a 70 minute facepalm of a flick. And now we have Friendship Games, the High School Musical-tinged third movie that continues to distance itself from Friendship is Magic as its own thing.
And then it was just uninspired like the first one was. It takes a while for the plot to get going and even then it becomes uninteresting really fast.
For whatever reason, they decided to step away from the supernatural conflict that people liked in Rainbow Rocks and instead went with a generic plot about rivalry between high schools and then heaped confusing, bland magical stuff on top of that.
But as I gave more thought to Friendship Games than is warranted, I began to notice some troubling implications created by the underwritten script. Does she even have a house? Has none of the faculty at the high school questioned her about this?
Did she also have to take care of the teachers who did ask questions? Did we miss a really bizarre horror movie in which a body-snatching freshman conspired and killed to have this small town ready to fall into the palm of her newly dehooved hands?
Either way, I refuse to believe these movies unfolded the way they did and nobody ended up in a ditch, dead or alive. Crystal Prep is what would happen if Slytherin House broke off to form its own school of belligerent assholes, and its headmaster was Ayn Rand. She just wants to stay cooped up in her makeshift lab and collect data on magic occurrences using a device which looks like an Arc Reactor one would get at Party City. Why is it so important that she compete in these games? What is this, Amateur Hour?
No, that would be too sane. The competitors go into the games blind and just have to hope that they are prepared for whatever awaits them. So after the first round of the games, as seen above in a admittedly neat little montage, the students go outside to find this abysmal collection of death traps awaiting them: Yes, that is a motocross track.
I feel like that in and of itself needs its own list. In the first film, she does use "somepony" and "hooves" when talking to or about Twilight, though, but that is intentional. Studying ancient books is fine for some people, but I like to solve magical mysteries by rolling up my sleeves and getting my hooves Her defeat at the end of Equestria Girls and her loss of control before then leaves her begging for forgiveness at the bottom of a crater.
By the sequel, her haughty tone has reduced considerably. In her origin story "The Fall of Sunset Shimmer", she proclaims Celestia as selfish for not granting her the power of an alicorn, despite Celestia trying to tell her numerous times it has to be earned; at the time, Sunset is in no position to be talking about who is selfish, much less worthy of said power.
She points out to Twilight Sparkle a couple of times in the first movie that she doesn't belong in the human world, while ignoring the fact that she herself is a pony from Equestria.
After Human Fluttershy finds Twilight's crown and takes it to Principal Celestia, Sunset Shimmer tells her that she shouldn't be taking stuff that isn't hers. Fluttershy briefly comments on this before Sunset shouts her down. When Sunset confronts Twilight in the hallway, she quizzes her about what happens when you bring an Element of Harmony into an alternate world and mocks her when she can't answer.Princess Twilight remembers Sunset / Sunset's Return To Equestria - MLP: EG - Forgotten Friendship
As shown in her Gone Horribly Wrong moment, she herself wasn't completely aware of the effects the Element would have in the human world or how much damage it could do in the wrong hands. I Choose to Stay: After the events of Equestria Girls, she decides to stay in the human world rather than return to Equestria, largely to atone for her actions and possibly too ashamed to face Celestia again.
Celestia even mentions this in the comic during the "Reflections" comic arc. I Hate Past Me: I Just Want to Be Special: She has shades of this in Legend of Everfree. While she doesn't angst about it too much, she's clearly not happy when it seems like everyone but her have gotten magical powers, and she's thrilled to discover that she does have some of her own. She's also the one to encourage the others to accept and appreciate their new magic. I Just Want to Have Friends: Going by her facial expressions, it's obvious being left out of the group's school-saving efforts in Rainbow Rocks bothers her.
The Dazzlings exploit this by pointing out she seems more like an outsider to the Rainbooms, since she didn't get the same invitation Twilight did. By the end, the group and the whole school begins to accept her again and her situation has greatly improved by the next movie. In the first movie, she was sneering at Twilight that she was the best that Celestia could come up with as a replacement star pupil.
Once Sunset gets knocked down a peg or two, she begins to feel it's she herself who can't ever measure up to Twilight as a replacement leader and magic expert. Smugly confident in her own abilities and status at Canterlot High when Twilight first runs into her. Throughout the first movie she insists she's the superior pupil, that the crown really belongs to her and she aims to prove it.
The switch is flipped when Twilight refuses to hand over the crown under the threat of Sunset destroying the portal and her friends call her a true princess.
Sunset then proceeds to lunge at Twilight. She shows shades of this in Legend of Everfree. Once the girls begin showing signs of magic, she wants to investigate and find out what's causing it, but human Twilight just wants to ignore it and is completely scared of becoming Midnight Sparkle again, something Sunset has a hard time picking up on. She also tells Flash that he needs to "get over Twilight" without adding much else to the matter.
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Sunset was ambitious and arrogant where Twilight was neurotic and uncertain, and unlike Twilight, she never got an order to go find friends.
Sunset ended up parting ways with the Princess, moving to another world, and figuring as the Big Bad of the first movie and becoming socially isolated once againbut like Twilight, she gets better about it once she makes genuine friends.
I Resemble That Remark! Sunset Shimmer yelling "It wasn't a fit of jealous rage! She does it again in Forgotten Friendship, after everyone loses their good memories of Sunset and thinks she is still a bully.
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She loses her temper at Micro Chips and shouts she isn't mean, causing the other students to run away. In the book Sunset Shimmer's Time to Shine, she mentions that subjects like math and chemistry are simple for her because all she has to do is memorize the formulas, which is not that different from memorizing spells.
At the other's shocked reactions, she realizes that not everybody can do this so easily and apologizes. It's All About Me: She initially believes she deserves power and recognition and is willing to call out or stomp out anyone who thinks otherwise. It's All My Fault: In Friendship Games, despite having worked hard to gain the forgiveness of everybody at CHS, she blames herself for the magical shenanigans even when nobody else does.
Starts out as this. She's prideful, arrogant, and acts stuck up and rude towards her peers. Jumped at the Call: It's implied Celestia planned for her to become a Princess once she was ready, but she was too ambitious and power-hungry, and her eagerness to claim the title made her unsuitable. When the Equestria Girls begin to discover their new superpowers one by one, she gets excited and wants to figure it out, but when the rest of them Twilight especially want to keep it low profile, she respects their decision.
Sunset Shimmer pulls off this trope a few times in the first movie, ranging from bullying to framing Twilight to attempted murder. It's no wonder your best friends are all stray animals! Comes as a part of her "World of Cardboard" Speech as she tells Drunk on the Dark Side Human Twilight that "Even with all that magic and power, she will still be alone!
A victim of multiple forms of it in Forgotten Friendship. Then, in the climax, all of her own memories of Canterlot High get taken when she takes a memory-erasing spell meant for her friends.
Love at First Sight: A non-romantic example occurs when she spots Ray, her leopard gecko pet. It comes complete with a big smile and a background of red hearts. What initially looks to be Sunset Shimmer's goal in the human world. Demon Sunset later makes it clear that her ultimate intent was to conquer Equestria with her mind-controlled army as well. Sunset has an outgoing and sympathetic personality, which has made her really good at connecting with people and offering them the right kind of emotional support when they are in a funk — like in Legend of Everfree, helping both Twilight and Flash deal with their issues in their own ways.
Even when it comes to misunderstood antagonists like Gloriosa and others like her, more often than not Sunset first tries to just talk to them if it looks like they aren't genuinely evil, and fight only when they are no longer willing to listen to reason.
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However, her emotions do sometimes get the better of her when she's distressed or when her anger hits a breaking point. In Rainbow Rocks she made their situation worse when she hastily decided to tackle Rainbow Dash in the middle of their show. Much later, in Friendship Games Sunset ends up lashing out at Human Twilight after she's had it with the magic incidents endangering everyone's lives. She blows up again in Forgotten Friendship when people keep treating her like she's still the school bully.
She can still be quite rational if she needs to, as she does listen to her friends when they don't wish to make an issue out their newly awakened powers or when Trixie points out that Sunset should calm down when she's about to do something rash again.
Gives one to Human Twilight when she sees her come back from her dance with Timber Spruce.
Her look seems to convey either encouragement or amusement, complete with Eyebrow Waggle. It makes Twilight blush and she gives Sunset a playful punch to the side, which makes Sunset slightly blush in turn. In Sunset Shimmer's Time to Shine, she tries to figure out exactly how magic works in the human world, hoping this way, she and the others will be able to activate it at will and be more ready to face future threats.
She attempts to do this by gathering empirical data and trying to break it down into pure math and science similar to what Twilight Sparkle tried to do with Pinkie Pie in "Feeling Pinkie Keen"but gets no results. At the end, Princess Twilight writes her a note urging her to accept that some things just can't be explained with logic.
A few times with Twilight, and often at different movies' openings: At Rainbow Rocks' opening, where we're shown a recap of the events from the first movie. Also at another point during the "ACADECA" song, where they're both climbing to the stage for the math phase of the competition, with her friends looking encouragingly towards Sunset while Twilight's teammates are looking away.
A somewhat delayed one in Rainbow Rocks after her Heel Realization and reflecting what she became after donning Twilight's tiara. She really beats herself up over her actions and is more than happy to agree with the other girls when describing her former selfish self In Friendship Games, after blowing up at Human Twilight upon seeing she is unintentionally responsible for the portals that nearly brought harm to the competitors during the motocross event.
She calms down and instantly regrets her words after seeing Twilight run off crying. Becomes this by Rainbow Rocks, though she retains a bit of an edge thanks to her short temper. Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! In Rainbow Rocks, her trying to maintain the Rainboom's cover by tackling Rainbow Dash when she's about to pony up ends up messing with the whole performance.
In Friendship Games, she harshly calls Human Twilight out on recklessly tampering with powers she doesn't understand and endangering her friends.
Twilight runs away in tears and once Rainbow Dash brings Sunset down from her immediate anger with a gesture, she feels sorry about doing it. Twilight's peers and teacher then proceed to pressure her into unleashing even more magic. Not a Morning Person: In the "Monday Blues" video, she repeatedly hits the snooze on her alarm to sleep in, then rushes to get ready once she realizes the time, noticing but not stopping to brush her bedhair on the way out.
It certainly makes sense for someone named "Sunset" to dislike the morning. The only one to point out that the perils of uncontrolled magic is more important that winning the Friendship Games.
In "Text Support", when Twilight receives a text message from Timber Spruce that is rendered illegible by emoji overuse, she is the only one to think to ask him for clarification.
An 8-page short story comic from IDW details her origins in Equestria. It was first available in the San Diego Comic Con version of Issue 9 of the main comic series and then released to a wider audience in that fall's comic Annual. The origin comic was also included with the Equestria Girls movie in a Walmart exclusive release appropriately named the Sunset Shimmer edition.
This version also features a variant cover with yellow, orange, and blue added to the normal cover's purple. She's a bit hot-headed and appropriately has a fire theme going for her magic. Later on, it's shown she's also good at connecting with people, eventually gaining Empath powers.
She admonishes Snips and Snails for wrecking the Fall Formal decorations. Not because it's evil — she'd ordered them to do it, in fact — but because they overdid it, and in doing so, endangered her plans. Protagonist Journey to Villain: With the chance to work on My Little Pony, she hoped to prove that "cartoons for girls don't have to be a puddle of smooshy, cutesy-wootsy, goody-two-shoeness". Joe ;  she considered that she was making Friendship Is Magic "for me as an eight-year-old".
Faust had initially pitched the show to include "adventure stories" in a similar proportion to "relationship stories", but recognizing the younger target audience, as well as the difficulty of basing complex plots on the adventure elements, she trimmed back this content, focusing more on exchanges between the characters. The show still incorporates episodic creatures intended to be frightening to children, such as dragons and hydrasbut it places more emphasis on the friendships among the characters, displayed with a comedic tone.
By the time the show was approved, Faust had developed three full scripts for the series. In order to do so, Faust brought in Martin Ansolabehere and Paul Rudishwho had worked on other animated shows with her.
Faust credits Rudish for the inspiration of the pegasus ponies controlling the weather in Equestria, as well as the character of Nightmare Moon during this period.
After seeing the initial version of the pitch bible, Hasbro requested more character designs from Faust's team; subsequently, Faust brought aboard Dave Dunnet and Lynne Naylor to further refine the background and character styles. Studio B Productions renamed to DHX Media on September 8,after its parent company, along with DHX's other subsidiaries  had previously worked on Macromedia Flash -based animations and on shows that featured a large number of animals, and Faust felt they would be a good selection.
Studio B requested that Jayson Thiessen be the director, a choice Faust agreed with. She, Thiessen, and James Wootton led the completion of a two-minute short to pitch the final product to Hasbro, resulting in the company's sanctioning the full production.
Faust estimates that from being initially asked to develop the show until this point took roughly one year. A sample storyboard from the episode "Call of the Cutie", containing pencil sketches of the main characters, rendered backgrounds to establish settings, and instructions for the Flash animators, such as the panning shot shown in the second panel Faust's initial writing staff at Hasbro Studios included several writers who had worked with her on her previous shows and were approved by Hasbro.
Larsonand Dave Polsky. The writing process began with Faust and Renzetti coming up with broad plots for each show. The two would then hold a brainstorming session with each episode's writer, allowing the writer to script out scenes and dialogue. Faust and Renzetti then worked with the writer to finalize the scripts and assign some basic storyboard instructions. Hasbro was involved throughout this process and laid down some of the concepts to be incorporated into the show.
Examples of Hasbro's influence include having Celestia be a princess rather than a queen, making one of the ponies focused on fashion, and portraying toy sets in relevant places within the story, such as Rarity's boutique. Thiessen's production team was also allowed to select key personnel subject to Hasbro's approval; one of those selected was art director Ridd Sorensen.