Season 2 Episode 21: Dragon Quest

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Season 2 Episode 21: Dragon Quest

Post by SoulReaver on Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:21 pm

FUS RO DAH

*ahem*

Synopsis:
Spike decides to join the Great Dragon Migration to discover his true identity.

Wiki:
http://mlp.wikia.com/wiki/Dragon_Quest

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My thoughts:
Once again a pretty solid episode with numerous memorable moments and more material for fanfic writers or artists, which I am not gonna go on about this time. What I rather wanted to ramble about here is the thing that held this episode back in my opinion, which is the teenage dragon characters. This might be a personal thing but I totally hate (yes, hate) these characters. They are pretty much the Pegasus bullies from Cutie Mark Chronicles and Sonic Rainboom, but kicked up a notch. From the very first moment we see them up to the point where we last see them, they are constantly bullying Spike and spread hate, while being totally annoying about it. But still, if you dont have a problem with that, this episode is quite good.
Cutting myself short this time, so I can leave more discussion up to you.

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Re: Season 2 Episode 21: Dragon Quest

Post by Luna on Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:34 pm

Here were my guesses at the episode:
Luna wrote:-History of dragons
-More info about dragons in Equestria("too rare or too scary to talk to and study")
-I felt some hints and nudges at maybe hitting some discussions about adoption...?("Who am I supposed to be?...I don't know[...]you were given to me as an egg")
-See some dragon teenage angst
-Rarity and RD shipping :derp:
-Activities that dragons do
-The cliche moral of peer pressure and all that
-How other dragons look like
-MORE STUFF!...idk

Here's what I got right:
-History of dragons(no)
-More info about dragons in Equestria("too rare or too scary to talk to and study")(yes)
-I felt some hints and nudges at maybe hitting some discussions about adoption...?("Who am I supposed to be?...I don't know[...]you were given to me as an egg")(no)
-See some dragon teenage angst(kinda)
-Rarity and RD shipping :derp: (its gonna happen)
-Activities that dragons do(yes)
-The cliche moral of peer pressure and all that(YES!)
-How other dragons look like(yes)
-MORE STUFF!...idk(yes)

My thoughts:
This episode actually set up the stage for all the mane 6. What do i mean? Well, all 6 of them got together and watched the migration. Rarity and RD were going to have breakfast together. It seems that they're all more friends with each other instead of just being friends with Twilight and kinda being forced to hang out with the others. IDK if that made sense but I just feel more of a connection with all of them.
As for the teen dragons, I hated them, but that's how its supposed to be. I'd be very confused if the dragons were likable but Spike still turned them down. Given what the moral is, of course the dragons are going to be awful.
As for material, this episode gave quite a lot of new info. Dragons are rare(just confirming this at least), Spike likes aprons, they're now going to have a pet phoenix, and more stuff but I can't think of it at the moment :idk:
Over all, i thought it was a pretty good episode. Not the best or anything but defiantly in the top 15.
~Luna

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Re: Season 2 Episode 21: Dragon Quest

Post by Rarity on Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:10 am

I can only say...

SO MUCH WIN

Must be one of my fav episodes so far :P Loved rarity in it :D

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Re: Season 2 Episode 21: Dragon Quest

Post by Balsiefen on Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:59 pm

I just loved the bit at 12:20 :RDexcited:

The episode itself was actually a lot better than I was expecting. Usually teen angst stuff grates like anything but once again the show pulled the whole thing off pretty awesomely.

As for the dragons I think it might have worked better if the dragons had been slightly more appealing to start with which would increase the peer-pressure on spike at the end (As oppose to being people he doesn't really know or like). However it would probably have needed a little more time so set that up than was available. (conclusion? They need to start making 30 minute episodes)

Actually, cancel my first statement: Rarity, Dashie and Twi were playing off each other brilliantly for that entire episode ("We're following him right?" "Of course.") I think it works quite well when there are fewer cast around: they get to focus more on character based humour.

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