It was only a couple of months ago when I discovered Friendship is Magic. I had never realized how well-written the show was, just a couple of months later and I consider it to be the greatest cartoon of the 21st century. It's a show where you can go back and enjoy each episode a second time. Season One debuted back in 2010, with Season Two the following year. Personally I think Season One was a little better, but they're both great. The third season is on course to come out this year, truly exciting. Here are five things I want to see happen.
5. More Princess Luna
Princess Luna was the first major villain of the show, under the guise Nightmare Moon. As a villain, she was about as cheesy as they can get, perfect for the premiere two-parter. In the end, she departed from her evil ways to be reunited with her sister, Princess Celestia. After that, she disappeared for all through Season One. She reappeared in the Season 2 episode Luna Eclipsed. In it, we discover that she wants to be liked by the public but due to her scary background and deep voice, the other ponies of Ponyville aren't too welcoming and run away in fear. So Twilight Sparkle takes it upon herself to get Princess Luna acquainted and change her villain background name. She then disappears until the season finale two-parter where she makes a brief appearance in each. Princess Luna is definitely one of my favorite characters, and one of the more interesting ones in general. Her relationship with Princess Celestia is like that of Sonic and Shadow. Celestia is the day-time light-hearted hero, whereas Luna is the night-time more serious hero. I'd like to see her get another episode to herself. I was disappointed that she didn't get to fight against Queen Chrysalis in the season 2 finale, I want to her fight alone or alongside her sister at least once in the upcoming season. She has a great personality, I'd like for an episode to explore it.
4. The Cutie Mark Crusaders Get Their Cutie Marks
The Cutie Mark Crusaders are a team of young ponies consisting of Rarity's sister Sweetie Belle, Applejack's sister Apple Bloom, and a young Pegasus who thinks Rainbow Dash is awesome, Scootaloo. These girls have one main thing in common: they're the only ones in their school without a cutie mark. Debuting in the episode Call of the Cutie, the running gag is that throughout the show they do all kinds of crazy stuff in hopes of their marks appearing. In one episode Apple Bloom unnaturally gets a fake cutie mark through the use of Zecora's potion. Two seasons later, it makes sense that they would finally get it. After all their endeavors, they deserve to finally get them.
3. The Return of Discord
Nightmare Moon wasn't truly an evil villain at heart, just one angry sister. Queen Chrysalis on the other hand was pure evil, fooling the cast other than Twilight and having a definitive goal in mind. As queen of the Changelings, her goal was to make sure they have food and take over Eqestria. She was rather serious for the most part, no fooling around. Discord on the the hand loved to have fun with the ponies. Instead of being a straight up fighter, he plays mind games. In the Season 2 premiere, he got the Mane 6 to disband. This guy is just a real blast to watch, he loves chaos and likes to mess around with the characters. I mean, Twilight's like "Stop it Discord, you're not playing fair!" and he's like "I'm not playing fair? Perhaps we haven't met. I'm Discord, spirit of chaos and disharmony, helloooo." His lines are just great. I would love to see this guy return for another two-parter.
2. An Armageddon Future Episode
In one of my favorite shows ever, the 2003 incarnation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, it had an episode titled Same as it Never Was. The story in that takes place in an alternate future where the show's antagonist, the Shredder, is ruler of the world. The turtles have lost, there is only the Shredder in a very 1984-like setting. I'd love to see an episode like that this upcoming season. Swap out Shredder for Queen Chrysalis, we'd have a very interesting and dark episode. Having Twilight somehow getting warped into the future and finding out the Mane 6 have disbanded and Queen Chrysalis reigns supreme over Equestria would make a cool and memorable episode. It would also be a neat way to bring back the Queen without having to worry about doing a present-day story with her.
All those things are great, but the primary thing I would trade any of the above for is...
1. The Same Level of Quality
Friendship is Magic is a great show for one primary reason: each episode brings something to the table, each episode is filled with quality. The writing, stories, voice acting, songs, and most of all, the friendship morals, are what makes this show fun to watch and why I personally think it's one of the greatest. I want to see that continued in Season 3, I don't want the show to go down the Spongebob path and become something that was once good, but now something mindless. Thankfully, I doubt it'll go down that route.
And those are some things I'd like to see in this upcoming season. If not, then in probable future seasons.