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Really? Tactically it’s great advantage you and another foe hit the water it responds to you like a water bed but they fall in. The come up only to find you dry and not needing to waste time and energy swimming you reach down and push him them back under and just wait. Also flying is fun but some time way to visible. Also if I became a Pegasus I dance on water at every signal Christian church that as a body of water in sight of it singing “I can walk on water I can fly” lol
Undefineable choices. (Comments below prove the point)
Assumptions outweigh facts.
Mud Ponies? Pejorative. Fuck you.
It does. Rainbow even demonstrates it during one episode, standing on a small fog bank and beating it until it’s light enough to float back up into the sky.
just think of it the world is yours not in a dictatorship way but you can go anywhere you want with wings
Or being able to climb up out of it to walk above the ground?
Think of it like getting stick in a wall in minecraft
One thought I’ve had about cloud-walking: Would it work on ground fog?
How so? It’s not like flight would limit your ability to cross a body of water.
But the thing I’m saying is that is the only time flying would be less useful than walking on water
True, but the chances of encountering them are slim and situational.
There are larger rivers, though. One held by a dam and possibly a separate one running through the Everfree
Equestria is not water world. In fact, it does not seem to have a lot of inland water at all. Only tiny ponds and brooks that can be occupied bank to bank by a single creature.
The movie water world, nowhere to land?
Instead of debating whether or not it’s possible, I’m gonna ask why you would walk on water when you can fly?
Seems like a rather situational ability.
pleas note you’re magic is limited to the higher grade spells unless you are an alicorn
Another thing is all Equestrian races have magic. And if one studies they can become vary powerful. Clouds are water vapor and dust, there for through some training and mental disaplen to walk on water. Same with triggering rain and lightning witch in principle, is just triggering pent of static charges in clouds, and lightning can be fired by using ones own static and the static in the air to generate lightning.
The earth pony also has passive magic make the more durable and increase strength with conviction. Like when some times pinkie or aj are shown just struggle with something but others they well knock the bell right of the tower. Also earth ponies eating rocks? That means they match if not close to dragons in digestive strength. This would indicate that there passive magic increases there physical strength and Faust said the have a link to the earth they are named for to grow plants and by the pie family rocks/ore. This if trained or studied they could use earth and plants like geomancy or herbmancy.
You also left out diamond dogs.
For Earth Ponies, the special case seems to be Big Mac and while most people remember his house-pulling feat, the fact that later on he had a lot of trouble lifting a stove for me suggests that the love spell he and Cherilee were under had the side-effect of making them especially hard to restrain/stop by virtue of being driven by love/magic/etc, greatly increasing their strength. In short, while Earth Ponies are physically stronger than the other 2 pony races, its not to a point where it represents an advantage in the same scale as wings and magic.
I’m not trying to dimish this, I’m just saying that one should consider the limits a single normal member of a species can reach, in a world full of mythical creatures, before deciding what one would like to be. If your capabilities as an individual doesn’t matter that much to you (rather than your place in society) then well, I agree the things one should focus on are different.
Twilight is the most notable case, but even Sunset and Starlight have been described to belong to this group. Unicorns whose talent is magic. I actually think only these Unicorns have the ability to lean whatever spell they want, as well as to push their magic power beyond the scope of what normal Unicorns are capable of.
Note: For me this is actually one of the things that makes this show interesting. Ponies in general aren’t supposed to be capable of insane feats that allow them to keep up with bigger threats by clashing directly with them. There are special cases but they are not the norm, and the normal members are akin to regular people where their abilities are suffifient for a day-by-day context, but anyone can’t just magically pull off super hero stuff by “improving”, studying, working out a little with their talents. It makes for more interesting solutions (not talking about season premieres/finales where its always up to some magical artifact) for the more dangerous problems…rather than just being all Powerpuff Girls and punching their way out of trouble… :(
Magic artifacts aside, the strength of the Pony race comes from its numbers and unity. Not individual capability.
And yes, I did mention in my previous post how even though the current state of the Griffon country could be a downside, nothing forces you to live there at all (unless the is a monetary/career requirement to leave, but idk). You could simply go and live with Ponies in Equestria. Like I said said though, even though you’ll be accepted, there’ll always be the fact that you’re a lion/eagle thing in a world of little horses. Now I’m not saying being different is a bad thing at all, but I’m sure there’s some people out there who’d rather choose the ability to fit in perfectly rather than having some physical advantages. This is why I said one should consider everything.
(I seem to be taking a topic about choosing a nonexistant, mythical race far too seriously, but like I said, its very interesting for me).
Now don’t misunderstand, I’m fully expecting the show to bring in some nice/benevolent dragons anytime now (Im’ actually hoping for it) but I’m waiting for it to do it in its own terms. Terms that follow what they’ve stated and shown about dragons so far. Dragon-district in Fillydelphia? Ugh…
In fact, it might even be greater than Twilight’s own, not counting her Alicorn-transformation.
Considering everything we’ve seen during these past 5 Seasons, you can’t do stuff like that with effort alone.
It might not be the answer we wanted, but fact is even in MLP effort alone only goes so far. Your cutiemark/ talent/destiny makes the bigger impact. A “gifted unicorn” is most likely one that either has a magic-specific cutiemark, or a “gifted” intellect to learn things outside of their specific talent by extensive studying. The latter however, is completely different from having the immense power/talent than only a very select few are born with, and what allows them to do the crazier stuff (beams, teleportation, time-travel, etc).
Then there is no reason for her to have never gone to Celestia’s school and met up with her coltfriend again, unless there was a financial barrier and no scholarship program.
Actually about this Starlight being an example of effort. I’m not sure that’s the case because Jim said himself that she has a talent for magic apparently as well.
The key thing to note about unicorn magic is that it can be developed. Sure, there are some with incredible talent that start off a good ways above the average and only go up from there, however, there is an entire school for “gifted” unicorns, meaning they happen at a decent frequency and, as is indicated by Twilight in some episodes, still have to train and be taught. The way I see it, even if you don’t end up a “super” unicorn, as long as you’re fairly intelligent and dedicated, you can probably pull off some incredible things regardless. After all, as is indicated by Starlight’s having never seen her foalhood coltfriend (who was sent to said school) again despite eventually being powerful enough to challenge alicorn Twilight, she got where she was through effort and she was born potentially absent of talent.
That’s another point I see in favor of choosing unicorn. You get out of it what you put into it.
The biggest drawback of being a baby dragon is that the other races won’t take you seriously until you reach the teenage stage of life, as while the word ‘baby’ might reflect you physical stage of growth, it doesn’t really reflect you mental maturity. Yet many of the other races will hear the word baby and make assumptions about you and your abilities because of it.
The long lifespan of a Dragon is another issue, as you will outlive many of your acquaintances. While I can understand how that could be difficult for some people, their are people who can cope with such loss well. This long lifespan also gives you the chance to know several generations of a family, which I personally think would be amazing.
Now we have the issue of an adult Dragon’s size. I am confident that their is some kind of magic that would allow a dragon to adjust their size. While it might take some effort I don’t think it would be outside the realm of possibility to acquire some kind of necklace, ring, or bracelet that would allow a dragon to shrink down to a size appropriate for interacting with ponies.
My second choice would be a gryphon. A gryphon’s talons make acceptable hands, and they have wings and can cloud walk like a pegasus. Don’t have much reasoning beyond that.
Third choice would be unicorn, as telekinesis would make an antiquate substitute for loosing hands, and being able to use a few other spells would be neat.