Another My Little Pony
demotivational poster from yours truly.
This one came as a result of rewatching Flight to the Finish
(which is probably one of the most painful episodes in the entire series to sit through
). While watching it, I couldn't help but notice this little gem of a screenshot. Diamond is noticeably shorter and chunkier than Silver Spoon, who is about the same size as the Cutie Mark Crusaders. At first, I thought it was just a one-off animation error, but I went back and looked at screenshots from other episodes. It seems as though Diamond is indeed a short, chubby filly for her age. It's all beginning to make sense now: the bullying, the constant gloating, the poofy mane and that ridiculous tiara. It's all Diamond's way of trying to compensate for her short stature. I practically dropped a lung imagining Scootaloo pointing this out to Diamond Tiara...
: It's really brave of you to represent Ponyville with a pegasus pony that can't even fly!
: I may not be able to fly, but atleast I'm not short!
: I'm not short - I'm vertically challenged!
: Ya'll are mighty plump, too.
: I'm big boned - my daddy says so!
: Comeon Di, let's ditch these blank flanks and get ourselves some ice cream.
: DARNIT SILVER, WHY DO YOU THINK I WANT ICE CREAM - IS IT BECAUSE YOU THINK I'M FAT?!
: ...I j-just know you like it...
And to all the nitpickers out there who are inevitably going to point out that the Napoleon Complex has been discredited and Napoleon Bonaparte himself was of average height for his day, I'm well aware.
This is just supposed to be a silly bit of fun!
On the plus side, this means Chubby Diamond is one step closer to being canon.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is (C) Lauren Faust and Hasbro