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Did you enjoy The Crystal Empire/Season 3 Premiere? 

71%
875 deviants said Yes! :dummy:
25%
308 deviants said It was okay! :dummy:
4%
54 deviants said No! :dummy:

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Bulbaderp Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Somtimes I wonder If Twily will be Cadence's succsessor.
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Rose150 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Let me think.........................OF COURSE!
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Raili02 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Let me think ........ OF COURSE !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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LARS777 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
I can't bring myself to watch the show for some reason!XC
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Kitkaloid Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student General Artist
I thought it was okay.
It was just too bad that the villain did NOTHING villainous. At all.
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BudderwingTheGreat Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL LOVE IT LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
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PoliticalViolet Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012   General Artist
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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DeltaWaveform Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
I did not really like the story about crystal ponies, but the animation was awesome. I watched many shots frame-by-frame to see how they were made. And I also liked how artists drew crystal ponies.
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Lumdrop Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It didn't blow wind up my skirt or anything (*is a boy*) but it was pretty good.
Not to SPOILERSPOILERSPOILERSPOILER spoil anything but I thought it was interesting how they actually destroyed a villain for once.
That was very G1 of them :)

I liked this weeks episode more though.
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
To Tartarus with everyone complaining about "The New Villain : King Sombra"! To me it was the best episodes yet! Don't believe me? Read these. [link] and [link]
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TexasUberAlles Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sombra screwed with the memories of *an entire nation*, and was so scary they don't even *want* to remember; that's a pretty serious villain. Also, he is *totally* coming back.
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phyrexianrevoker Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This:
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SkellerArt Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student General Artist
You know what? I DID, Sean 2 still has The Best Opening Episodes but I Genuinely Enjoyed the Season 3 Premier.
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KnucklesIsBoss Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Well, I loved it! I do agree that Sombra didn't have enough air time to make him a meaningful influence on the show, but I absolutely loved everything else about it! Some good gags for all of the mane 6, plus the crystal pony land was well realised. Also liked twilight castlevania-ing through sombras castle! Good start I say, looking forward to the continuation of the series!
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selinmarsou Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, it was not the best season premier but it was still okay.
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Libby-Mouse Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Eh. Not much of a villain. Story seemed rushed, barely any plot, didn't make much sense. Not one of the finer episodes by far. All in all, eh.
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Read these. [link] and [link]
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Libby-Mouse Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And that was supposed to change my mind..? I still think season one was better.
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MoonieStarSky Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Loved it. Luna was in those two episodes. I hope we'll see more Luna in the season.
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msteetertotter Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know guys :iconkingsombraplz: wasn't the main villain, it was actually the stairs

:icontruestoryplz:

Anyway, I really enjoyed this but then I realised it was the last season (hopefully NOT) and I got all sad all over again.
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Haven't you read Equestria Daily? There will be a season 4.
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engineermk2004 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Bland villain, Bland Story!
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:iconk4nk4n:
K4nK4n Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Read these. [link] and [link]
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engineermk2004 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Filmographer
No, I got all the theme and world building elements. It's just that I didn't end up caring all that much. They didn't give me a real reason to care. They just led me to be more curious about Luna's role in all this.
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Luna's role... perhaps that black book with Twilight Sparkle's cutie mark on the cover has the answers. Intriguing...
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ijustloveit619 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Well actually at first I wasn't, after rewatching it and understanding everything and filling in some holes, BEST SHOW EVAR!

HAHAHHA
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TheZeroTeam Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
...There's something wrong with this poll. I can't find the option to choose "All 26 13 (:stare:) episodes are not out yet, so I haven't watched it!".
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well personally, I loved it!
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CassandraArtemis Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student General Artist
SAME!! :D
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WhiteDiamondsLtd Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
:highfive:
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MoonieStarSky Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Moonspace: me to
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TexasUberAlles Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I enjoyed it immensely, until I realized that it means this is the final season, and now I'm just going to be sad forever.
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Lumdrop Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
What?
This is the last season?

What makes you think that?
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:icontexasuberalles:
TexasUberAlles Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Because at the end of this shorter-than-normal season they'll be at 65 episodes-- which is a syndication death warrant for kids' cartoons-- and they're setting up a Princess Twilight story arc, which is the sort of thing that can really only be done in the Final Season.

There are still ways they can make it work-- Twilight sings a reprise of "I was not prepared for this" and gives her wings back in the season finale, for example-- especially if Hasbro realized before production ended on Season 3 that they have a decade-long gold mine here, but I've watched too many of my favorite shows die too soon at age 65 to not be very very worried.
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Lumdrop Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, me too.
My big worry though is about DVD releases.

I seriously loved Flapjack for example, and would have bought the whole series on DVDs with only 3 eps each if it came to that.
But then the show got canned and there was only that one DVD with the eps I seen enough to be totally sick of.

If they still released the whole of MLPFIM on DVD I wouldn't mind if it ended.
Xialoin Showdown for example, had a season one DVD but the last episode was a cliffhanger and they never released season 2.
I don't want that to happen again ^^;

I never heard of that 65 episodes curse before though.
You learn something new every day :)
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
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TexasUberAlles Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I reallyreallyreally hope I'm wrong about this, but one number in an investor report isn't going to reassure me. "3" and "4" are right next to each other on the keyboard.
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Both Megan McCarthy and Daniel Ingram have spoken about season 4 as well. Those aren't mistakes.
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TexasUberAlles Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hopehopehopehopehopehopestillscaredhopehopehopehope
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chainchomp7 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Even if there wasn't that much backstory, we could see that King Sombra was trying his best to stop Twilight and the others~

And the animation was fan-freakin'-tastic! :dummy:
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Sairoch Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not as much as the season 2 premiere (Q as a pony villain was awesome), but it was still really good. The villain wasn't that great, but he also wasn't the main focus of the episode. I really like the hinted-at continuity they seem to have going for this season; some sort of important destiny for Twilight?
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Xyaddy Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It was good, but could have been better. Not enough evilness like the other first two seasons. I was super excited to see Shining Armour and Cadance so soon though :)
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PrinceDeimos Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Writer
It was O.K. Somber needed more lines.
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Sombra is not cut from the same cloth as other Friendship is Magic Villains. The strong personalities and charisma of the likes of Discord or Chrysalis never seem to come into play with him. In fact, it's only in his last few moments on screen when he even has a distinctive form, spending most of the rest of his time as an amorphous shadow-beast. Compared to the fan-favorite badguys of the past, it would appear that Sombra is lacking.

But the evil unicorn king doesn't fill the same role as his predecessors. Unlike previous two-parters, the primary theme of the episode is not about thwarting or uncovering a villainous plot, but rather Twilight Sparkle wrestling with herself and solving the mysteries of the Crystal Empire. And while Sombra does play a key role in all of that, he does so as a part of its history and, should Twilight fail, its future. Sombra barely speaks, hardly ever crystalizes (ha, see what I did there), because to do so would be contrary to his role in the narrative. Instead, he serves as a looming threat. He cripples Shining Armor and gradually drains Cadance of her power, removing the crutches Twilight has to lean on and forcing her to make faster and more rapid decisions than she is typically comfortable with. He is the darkness, and the threat of failure, and both of these things are infinitely less threatening when they're given form.

By pulling attention away from the newest villain, the episode is able to use him as a super intense magnifying glass to hover over our protagonist and provide a genuine sense of urgency to everything she does. That urgency in turn drives the story forward. You can certainly shine a bigger spotlight on him, but then it becomes a very different story.
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PrinceDeimos Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Writer
[link]

I'll get to this later...
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xNosidex Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
My favorite character on the whole show was the HERO! Now no one is going to say Spike isn't awesome! Not to mention I loved the introduction of dark magic that Celestia and Twilight uses, that "may" hint to Twilight following to the darkness in the future. Which I would love to see. On top of that, despite Fluttershy getting destroyed by Rainbowdash, I loved seeing her in a jousting costume.

But... Sombra wasn't a great villain at all. But if he comes back later on, I would love that. Finally a reoccurring villain, what more can you ask for XD
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Vabla Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist
It was probably the only MLP episode that I didn't actually enjoy. Either the show is getting weaker or I'm just losing interest. Or maybe it's just been a bad week for me (which it was actually).
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
You're losing interest, it's obvious. [link]
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Vabla Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist
Considering MLP fan base is still growing rather fast, high ratings don't necessarily reflect it's quality compared to previous episodes.
But even so, I probably really AM just losing interest. I should do some hyping up :D
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