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I feel like everyone’s characterization has been off so far in S3. They’re not even close to the same ponies in seasons 1 or 2. What happened?         
PC: I almost never share my opinion about a confession sent in to me, but I have an explanation that might help OP understand why the characters seem to have different personalities. 

When you’re watching a show from start to finish, it’s easy to think that a character has had a severe change in their personalities from when they are first introduced and it’s fair to say, yeah. They probably have, but it’s not necessarily a bad thing. A great example of this is Eric Cartman. Even if you don’t want South Park, Cartman is infamous for being one of the most offensive characters on television, but it wasn’t always that way. Go back and watch the first two seasons of South Park. Essentially, Stan, Kyle, Kenny, and Cartman are the same character, except one is fat, one is jewish and one always dies. Trey Parker and Matt Stone talk about this in one of the commentaries saying that it wasn’t until season three that the boys developed the personality traits that made them different from one another. Now, go back to the first season of MLP. The characters are not very dynamic compared to how they are now. If you look at the show as a timeline of their lives, it only makes sense that their personalities grow and change, just as ours do IRL and as most great characters as well.

I feel like everyone’s characterization has been off so far in S3. They’re not even close to the same ponies in seasons 1 or 2. What happened?         

PC: I almost never share my opinion about a confession sent in to me, but I have an explanation that might help OP understand why the characters seem to have different personalities. 

When you’re watching a show from start to finish, it’s easy to think that a character has had a severe change in their personalities from when they are first introduced and it’s fair to say, yeah. They probably have, but it’s not necessarily a bad thing. A great example of this is Eric Cartman. Even if you don’t want South Park, Cartman is infamous for being one of the most offensive characters on television, but it wasn’t always that way. Go back and watch the first two seasons of South Park. Essentially, Stan, Kyle, Kenny, and Cartman are the same character, except one is fat, one is jewish and one always dies. Trey Parker and Matt Stone talk about this in one of the commentaries saying that it wasn’t until season three that the boys developed the personality traits that made them different from one another. Now, go back to the first season of MLP. The characters are not very dynamic compared to how they are now. If you look at the show as a timeline of their lives, it only makes sense that their personalities grow and change, just as ours do IRL and as most great characters as well.

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    *salutes PC*
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    I respectfully disagree. I believe Sleepless in Ponyville was as important to Rainbow Dash’s character arc as Read it...
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    Character development happened. They grew up some
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