Let’s Talk MLP G5 theories! I’m just gonna start writing my thoughts and hope this goes somewhere.
Firstly, the summary for the movie sounds a lot like the brony fandom. In a world where the magic seems gone, a few weirdos try to show everyone that friendship is awesome. I love that the writers seem to be catering to that side of the fandom.
Magic may be gone from Equestria at the beginning of the movie, but I can’t imagine it will stay gone for long; That would make for quite the gutsy move on the part of the writers. Also, what’s the point of being a unicorn if no magic is involved?
I’m liking the designs for most of the characters, but I am concerned that Zipp petals could turn out a bit flat. The writers just need to be sure that she’s more than just a rainbow dash clone. Having her be Pipp’s sister is a good start.
People have theorized that discord could be in G5, but I highly doubt he will be a big part of it. Discord’s powers are simply a nightmare to write stories with because unless there’s some sort of magical cancelling thing going on, Discord can do literally anything. and when there is magical cancelling, he’s no help at all. Also, if magic is gone from Equestria at the start of the movie, can Discord even exist? Also, what the heck would discord look like in the new animation style?
I think there has to some significance to the fact that both Izzy’s horn and Pipp’s wings are greyish. Maybe because magic is gone?
I want to point out that the scene of Sunny and Izzy with the two pegasus guards takes place in an elevator, probably taking them to Cloudsdale or a similar pegasus city.
Izzy’s Tennis ball is probably a safety precaution to make sure she doesn’t poke anyone (or anything) as they visit the ponies in Cloudsdale. If magic is gone, it could be that Cloudsdale is now being held up by balloons, making it doubly important to cover any sharp things. However, it would be fun to learn that Izzy simply has a habit of carrying things by impaling them on her horn, or that perhaps she provided the tennis ball herself.
What do y’all think of all this?