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"Oh, look at that. I- I found a lost book, Twilight."
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Goddess Erosia
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@Thorned Rose Ninja
Different people serve different purposes. I don’t like to over-examine FIM, because frankly everything important that happens has at least a few logic holes because it’s not intended to be a super serious novel or anything. That being said, the point you bring up is actually pretty easily explained with what we’re given.

Twilight is well established as a good organizer. Maybe she’s not the PERFECT leader because she’s naive, and often overlooks the obvious like in this image, but she also is great at utilizing the most out of both the tools given to her, and the people under her. At her worst she’s obsessive, but at her best she’s very efficient, and that’s a very powerful quality in a leader.

You also have to think about her role specifically. She’s not being geared up to control the sun and moon, and cure everyone’s dreams or any of the other things more unique to the main princesses. (Or at least we’re pretty sure that’s not where the show’s going because that’d be a bit much to swallow imo) She’s the princess of friendship. The very job title implies she needs to rely on the strength of others around her just as much as they rely on her for leadership. On paper, it’s a mutual synergy, to the ponies, it’s the very definition of friendship’s magic. Others give her strength as she gives them hers, and everyone’s insight can have value. So yeah Twilight may be a dunce in some ways, but so long as someone practical like Applejack can be there to make her realize some kind of really basic solution she’s overlooking, it shouldn’t matter.
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@Goddess Erosia
Would Twilight make a good advisor then? I find it kind of odd that Princess Celestia would choose a total nerd to be a princess, which requires a certain social acumen. Then again, Twilight has grown in her perceptiveness since season 1.

Wait, what am I doing? I should be bemused by pony porn!
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Goddess Erosia
please call me mom~<3
You know the best thing is, this is so incredibly canon….
Twilight’s personality is amusing in that she’s very knowledgeable and she likes to observe the world around her, but all too often she’s a complete moron when it comes to common, practical sense, and she misses the most basic logic that’s in front of her. She would be exactly the kind of "idiot genius" who would honestly not get what she just saw, and after this she’d go back to her telescope or something and perform a bunch of math.

There are different kinds of intelligence after all. This is her own special blend – her flaw. And it’s cute.
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