Overthinking is Magic 4. Let the discussion begin! (Also, I am stormeye. My account was hacked...) Zekeon and Electricsheep will also be here to help answer que congrats You made it to the comments
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Overthinking is Magic 4

Let the discussion begin! (Also, I am stormeye. My account was hacked...)
Zekeon and Electricsheep will also be here to help answer questions.

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Submitted: 10/29/2012
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#42 - zekeon ONLINE (10/30/2012) [-]
I made this for funsies.

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#8 - zekeon ONLINE (10/29/2012) [+] (5 replies)
OH yeah, Alicorns.

So from what I can tell, we've got a few rather concrete ideas for alicorns.

1.They're heavily magical, more magical than they are mortal; therefore their appearance can be changed via magic.
2.Their magic can also be very specific, such as with Luna with the moon & Celestia with the sun.
3.They're not born, but created, though through what method and by whom is unknown.

#1. I fully support this idea. As you pointed out with Luna and her resurgence of power between S1 E1 & her first public appearance, their magic does seem to influence their appearance. While Luna's example is enough to make it almost as factual as all this theorizing gets, I have to wonder how Celestia's hair ended up the way it was.

Prior to Luna's banishment Celestia's hair was simply pink, but afterward it's a mixture of pink, green, and blue. I believe that when she used the elements of harmony on her own and lost her link with them, they became a part of her. Or rather, a part of them did.

As we know, the Elements are extremely powerful, more powerful than any other force so far. I think that perhaps while Celestia and Luna had great links to their power, relative to the elements themselves that was a small fraction of their power. To imprison Luna, Celestia had to sever both of their connections to the elements, in the grand explosion of energy that was unleashed in the act there was a lot of left over power from the elements. A majority of this power was absorbed by Celestia herself (the rest bled off into the area, creating the hyperactive growth of the Everfree forest), changing her appearance and making her more powerful on her own, but still less powerful than she was with the elements under full control.

Which brings the (side) question: "Why are the Mane 6 not as power as the Goddesses, since they're connected to the elements now?"
Simply put: it's the same fraction of power that the sisters had, but split 6 ways, and they've had them for barely 2 years.
#14 - pseudobob **User deleted account** (10/29/2012) [+] (6 replies)
I didn't even know there was a third OiM, so even though math and science is my fancy I'll see if I can add to this as well.

I had a theory a while ago about the elemental distribution, especially among Celestia and Luna, but this also involves a bit of groundwork that isn't fully developed so I'll try not to say anything too ground-breaking.

So, basically I was thinking that there are more than six elements, and they are their own entities with something akin to sapience. Celestia found all six of the Elements of Harmony during her legendary duel with Discord but I won't go into specifics. Needless to say, she banished him with the elements and took up rule over the ponies, with her little sister, Luna.

I won't go into the fight because I can't trust anyone other than myself and a friend to write that fan fiction properly.

Some time later Luna encountered the Element of Pride, part of a more powerful set that was separated long ago. Powered by her feelings towards Celestia, she locked the moon in the sky as Nightmare Moon and threatened eternal night if Celestia didn't recognize Luna as a successor.

Celestia, unable to do anything with standard Alicorn magic, had to use the Elements of Harmony to lock Nightmare Moon away. Stricken with guilt and grief over having to use such force against her own sister, Celestia separated the elements, put five in the Everfree Forest, and held onto the Element of Magic. She has since been teaching advanced magic to unicorns, in the event that her sister comes back and she isn't ready to face Nightmare Moon.

Thanks to a unique knowledge of the elements, having embodied them at some point, Celestia knew that Magic was the only element that regular ponies couldn't usually access, due to it's origin; Alicorns.

I might have something else to add later but that's all for now. Image is relevant.
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User avatar #1 - atrocitustheking (10/29/2012) [-]
Haven't read it yet, but I can tell, this will be the kind of thing I like... preemptive thumb while I go read the others...
#43 - ButtonFly ONLINE (10/31/2012) [-]
#41 - chaosandmadness (10/30/2012) [-]
there .is. SOOOOO. MUCH. ******* . TEXT. ON. THIS. PAGE.
#37 - dribble (10/30/2012) [-]
Oh Celestia! That's a 						****					 tonne of text (not just in the content, but in the comments). I would usually read this ( I do like these 'Over Thinking is Magic' things, I find them quite interesting) but my brain isn't working at the moment. Trying to think would hurt my brain (Had an exam today, My brain is bucked)   
   
I might come back tomorrow :)   
   
My face when scrolling and seeing all the text.
Oh Celestia! That's a **** tonne of text (not just in the content, but in the comments). I would usually read this ( I do like these 'Over Thinking is Magic' things, I find them quite interesting) but my brain isn't working at the moment. Trying to think would hurt my brain (Had an exam today, My brain is bucked)

I might come back tomorrow :)

My face when scrolling and seeing all the text.
User avatar #36 - themasterofyou (10/30/2012) [-]
.............................................. i didn't know there was this much to this fandom..............................
User avatar #31 - apocalypticburrito (10/30/2012) [+] (6 replies)
ok so first off
with starswirl the bearded(stb) in mind
i belive that he must of been a very, very, very powerful wizard who talent is magic
like that of twilights, if hes powerful enough to travel through time he must be very powerful
so
what of it
i think that possibly
luna and celestia (possible other names)
where his apprentaces or atleast someone of importance to him blood or other wise.
and that when discord came to change and attack equestria
it was up to him to help save it
but he realised he could not do it alone
and so he took both luna and celestia and using his great power
turned them into alicorns
they could have already had some affinitys to the moon and sun
then being amplified by the magic
or it could have been the only way to turn them into alicorns(ill get to that later)
so this would prove them being created
its obvious that they both new stb very well
celestia has an entire wing designated to stb
along with seeing power like twilight
reminded her of stb, she imidetly wanted her to be her student
probly like she was to stb and wanted a twi to become just as powerful(possibly)
and luna recognised stbs costume right away with a good memory like she also knew him well
and twilight seems to have some sortof bond with stb its possible they could have a magical link from one great power to another.
#28 - marceau (10/30/2012) [-]
There are moments when I hate having my fiction take my mind so much more than the Show's cannon that I can only nod and agree. I can't find any faults on my own.
User avatar #27 - runningwithwolves (10/30/2012) [-]
WARNING BEFORE YOU CONTINUE TO SCROLL DOWN BRACE YOURSELVES FOR A LOT OF WRITTING
User avatar #7 - darudelink (10/29/2012) [-]
Well, I actually really enjoyed reading this and I got to the spoiler heads up. Thanks for the tip, very considerate of you. I hope I can remember to come back after season 3 airs, I really want to read it but I don't want to spoil anything for myself!
User avatar #6 - dryicevii (10/29/2012) [-]
I AM SO CONFLICTED
I am interested in this, but it's kinda late, i don't have time nor will to read it
I'll read it tomorrow
that's it
lie to yourself dryice
User avatar #5 - thamuz ONLINE (10/29/2012) [+] (1 reply)
I be curious now...links to the other over thinking ones?
User avatar #3 - ompalomper (10/29/2012) [-]
nice stuff you got here bro

i agree with pretty much everything.
User avatar #2 - eddiethead (10/29/2012) [-]
Usually not my cup of tea, but this was pretty well thought out.
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