My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic s05e25 Episode Script

The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 1

If somepony had told me when I was a blank flank that one day I'd give a speech to a class at Celestia's School of Magic, I wouldn't have believed it, but I hope that I've been up to the task, because I can tell that all of you are, and that the future of Equestrian magic is in good hooves.
Wow, heheh.
That was even better than the first eleven times.
Mmh, I don't know, Spike.
I'd like to be able to get through the whole speech without looking at the cards! Come on, Twilight, you can't be nervous about giving a speech to a bunch of magic students! Oh I'm not nervous, Spike, but I do have to set a good example, especially for magic students! That's why this speech has to be? perfect? Exactly.
Let's go through it one more time.
When Princess Celestia asked me to speak to you today, I was honored, to have the opportunity to talk about my favorite subject : Magic.
Obviously the long term effects of the simultaneous acquisition of cutie marks has yet to be determined, but! Ahem, next slide, please.
Huh? Huh! I can speak from my own experience that the power of cutie mark magic is very real, and in the instance of my friends and I, it can be traced to a single event! Without Rainbow Dash's race to defend Fluttershy's honor, this rainboom wouldn't have happened.
Fluttershy might never have discovered her love of animals.
Applejack might never have realized that she belonged on her farm.
And Pinkie Pie might never have decided to leave hers.
It must be hard to imagine Rarity without her sense of fabulousness.
But it's even harder to fathom what my life would be like.
Without this rainboom, I might not have gotten into magic school.
Celestia wouldn't have taken me on as her pupil or sent me to Ponyville to meet my friends.
And the most powerful thing about Cutie Mark Magic that I found is the connection I share with them.
But, um The real question about Cutie Mark Magic is who it seems to affect.
Starlight Glimmer? I was sure I saw her, Spike.
But when I looked again, she was gone! I'm just worried what she could be up to.
Nothing good, I bet.
I heard she wasn't very happy the last time you saw her.
Forcing everypony in her village to have the same cutie mark wasn't right.
We had to do something! And now she's coming back for revenge.
Uh, or she was just really interested in your speech! Honestly, Spike.
I'm not really sure what I saw.
But as long as I have my friends, I know everything will be all right.
Maybe I was just more stressed about that speech than I thought.
Yeah.
That sounds better than Starlight Glimmer coming back with an evil plot for revenge.
Well, when you say it like that, it does sound kinda silly.
Or it's totally true! Welcome home, Twilight! What are you doing, Starlight? I'd tell you, but I don't want to ruin the surprise! Won't be needing that any more.
Where'd she go? I don't know, Spike, but I think we better find out! I guess we could start with this! Why would she come here? I don't know, Spike, but it looked like she could fly with just magic! Keep your eyes open, we don't know what she has planned! Isn't that Rainbow Dash? Did Rainbow Dash look really young to you? And I didn't see a cutie mark You don't think We traveled back in time to when Rainbow Dash raced the bullies who made fun of Fluttershy and performed her first sonic rainboom? Spike, only Star Swirl the Bearded could do something like that, and even his spell just went back a week! How could Starlight do more than the greatest wizard in Equestria? With this.
Star Swirl's spell! Oh no! Come on, let's go! Go where? To watch the race.
I don't wanna miss the rainboom! Heh.
Later, Rainbow Crash! Hey! Aww, sorry about this! Hey! What gives? What did you do?! You are about to find out.
I don't know what Starlight's up to yet but we'd better figure it out before it's too late! Um, Twilight? I think it already is.
Uh, Twilight? Where's your castle? The map pulled us back but whatever Starlight did in the past, changed things here! But why? And how did we get here? Where's here? More like when.
What do you mean? Starlight altered Star Swirl's spell, then somehow used it on the map to travel into the past and change something! Once she did, the map pulled us back to the present! So we're back where I mean, when we started? Not exactly.
Everything's different, look! The map doesn't even make sense anymore! The Crystal Empire takes up half of Equestria! Plus there's the whole missing castle thing Right! This is too big to handle on our own.
You think? We need to find our friends and get help! I'm gettin' a bad feeling about this, Twilight I know, Spike, but this is Ponyville! How bad could things be? Is that Sugarcube Corner? I don't understand! Rarity? Ngh, Rarity?! I don't think she's here, Spike! I'm not sure anything we know is the same! But I know one place that could never change! Applejack? What can I do for you? It's so good to see you! We couldn't find Pinkie or Rarity or Fluttershy or Rainbow Dash, but I just knew you'd still be here! Of course I am.
This is my home.
But who in tarnation is Pinkie Bow and Flutterdash? Or you for that matter? You don't know who I am? Nope.
Honestly, the only name I recognize is Rarity, but she left for Manehattan years ago.
Probably to become a world-famous fashion designer, I bet! Not that I know of.
Last I heard she went to help with the cause like everypony else.
The cause? The war against King Sombra and the Crystal Empire? What?! Where have you two been? Actually, it's when.
I know this is hard to believe, but you and I and those other ponies I mentioned are friends! Did you bump your head on a crate of cider or somethin'? I'm telling you the truth! And if you come with me, I'll prove it.
Well, I'll admit I've lived in these parts my whole life and I've never seen this before.
There's also supposed to be a castle that goes with it.
I still don't see what this has to do with you and I bein' friends.
Another pony named Starlight Glimmer used this map to travel through time and change things in the past! For some reason the map's here but everything else is different! Different how? Well for one thing, where we come from there's no war with King Sombra.
Maybe you could tell us how the war started, then we can figure out when everything changed! That's easy enough.
When the Crystal Empire returned, it brought King Sombra back with it, and it didn't take long for him to force every one of his subjects to fight for him against Equestria.
And even with Princess Celestia leadin' the charge, it still takes every last pony in Equestria doin' their part, I just can't believe it! We stopped King Sombra! You and me and all of our friends! But we aren't friends.
At least not here.
Right.
Look.
I hope all this helped, but I really need to get back to cannin' those apples.
Thank you.
We're going to set things right.
I hope you do.
So how are we gonna set things right? I don't know! The only thing we know for sure is that Starlight stopped the rainboom! And that the map's still here.
Spike, that's it! The map is connected to the Tree of Harmony! It must sense that something isn't right! That's why it's still here! I'll just use Starlight's version of the spell and go back a little earlier and stop her before she even knows we're there! All we have to do now is find Starlight and- Well, finding her will be easy! But stopping her's gonna be harder than you think.
Sorry to disappoint you, but I created that spell to send myself back in time, so even when you cast it, I still get sent back here.
It wasn't difficult to change Star Swirl's spell.
He'd already done the hard part.
But figuring out I could use the map to go to any time or place, and pull you along with me? I even impressed myself with that.
I knew you'd try to stop me.
You're so predictable.
Why else would I leave the scroll behind? Touching it triggered the map to whisk you here, and watch me erase the one thing that links you with your friends! My village was a sanctuary of equality, where nopony's cutie mark allowed them to feel superior! It was a special place, and you and your friends took it away! Now it's my turn to take something special from you! Without the rainboom, you and your friends will never form your special cutie mark bonds! Cutie marks for cutie marks! Sounds like a fair trade to me! Twiliiiiiiight! Oops! Thanks! No problem, Spike.
At least now we know exactly what we have to do! Okay, keep your eyes peeled.
Right! We have to stop Starlight as soon as Rainbow Dash and those bullies race by! Um, Twilight? So be ready.
I know, but— Because she could pop up anywhere! Like over there? Just remember how you'd feel if someone said those things to you.
What's going on here? Oh, I was just reminding these two colts how hurtful teasing can be.
Well, don't! Huh? I mean you were? Of course! In a world where everypony is unique, some are bound to feel more special than others.
But that isn't a license to be cruel, is it? No, of course not Oh, isn't it a shame we don't live in a world where everypony is equal? No one would ever tease anyone there! Wouldn't that be nice? Mm-hm.
No, it wouldn't! I mean, it'd be nice not to be teased, of course, but that's not the same thing! Come on, Fluttershy! Maybe I can help you get through the course this time.
Well, I-I sure could use the practice I know you only convinced those bullies to not tease Fluttershy to stop the rainboom! Oh, that's not true! I convinced them not to be bullies because everypony should be equal! Stopping the rainboom is just a bonus.
Look! This isn't over yet! If you say so! Hi! Um hi? You think you can stop for a minute? Sure.
I hear you're pretty fast! Pretty fast? Please! I'm even faster than that! Okay, so, um, hey, you want to race? Um, that wouldn't really be fair.
I mean, you're a full-grown pony.
And, wait, are you an alicorn? Come on, I thought you were fast! Uh, actually, I just remembered I have somewhere I need to be.
Okay listen, you don't have to race me.
I just need you to fly fast enough for a sonic rainboom! What? I can't do that! Nopony can! It's not even a real thing! It's just an old mare's tale! But it's not! I know it's not! I've seen you do it! In the future! O-kay, I'm gonna go now.
No, wait! Gee, Twilight, what's the matter? Couldn't convince her to do the impossible? That's too bad.
Well, that didn't work.
This is gonna be harder than I thought! We'll have to try again! Hey, Twilight? I don't want to live in that awful future we saw! I don't think you'll have to! Pinkie? Fluttershy? Silence, changeling! All servants of Queen Chrysalis found in these woods must be destroyed! Komanokami OmegaBowser Retropony