Well the only positive male characters we have (excluding Big Mac) have been predominantly introduced through Rarity (Hoity and Fancy Pants, both are important authorities and Magnum appearing to be a good family man)
And one of Rarity’s episodes can be described as “rarity thrown into a situation and using her Rarityness to get in control.” As described by Katie Cook as the plot for the Rarity micro that conflicted with S4’s plans and had to be changed.
This lends itself to having new male characters very easily.
Also the VA for Rarity’s dad (among other characters) was apparently doing some lines awhile ago. And he is male… So even if he is doing another character…
Odds are good is the point I’m making.
Big Mac only had two bigs roles in an episode, one was where he was injured and only appeared once, the other was about romance, forced romance but romance.
I already said braeburn and Hoity were exceptions. Magnum barely did anything.
Raritys eyes say otherwise, Fluer must be calling dem divorce lawers. and Sweetie and spike are kids
What I was trying to say is, it’s no use introducing new male characters, just to cast them aside.
We have Shining Armor for example. He’s the captain of the freakin’ royal guard, yet it seems like he only exists so that Cadance has somepony to marry and Twilight can become a part of the royal family without having to marry Prince BlueDouche.