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Someone asked me if my gripe with the season two finale was the abrupt introduction of Shining Armor and Princess Cadance. It was something that bothered me, yes, but not as much as what I'm really making this comic about. But, now that Shining Armor is here, I may as well talk about him.

It seems typical that in writing for TV, characters that are deeply tied in with already established ones (e.g. BBBFFs like Shiny), but not introduced until there's a story to tell with them, come off very awkwardly. I guess is that it's because these writers don't think ahead when writing their episodes, and don't consider that they'll need to establish their new characters in one or more of the episodes beforehand, especially if the character doesn't get to do much to show his nature during the episode.

Shining Armor suffers from this greatly, especially because the episode A Canterlot Royal Wedding seems like the culmination of many important events that happened, but were never actually shown. The set up time during the episode isn't really enough support the affectionate but tenuous relationship between Shiny and Twilight on its own, so the arc of their relationship during the episode doesn't get to have the kind of impact, I think, it should have had.

As for the character of Shining Armor himself, he seems like the kind of character I could grow to like just as much as any of the mane 6, if he was given the chance he deserved, but never got in the show. So, do I dislike Shining Armor himself? So far, no. Do I dislike the way he was introduced? Yes. Hopefully, I'll be able to make up for this failing of the show by having Shining Armor get to be more of a character, rather than a love-serum regurgitating dumb-ass in distress.

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:iconseekerparty:
SeekerParty Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Student Photographer
the guards look depressed
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:iconcamolotthe10:
camolotthe10 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Their job can be summarized as "stand there with spear until you aren't on duty anymore".
Personally, I'd be depressed as all hell, because I cannot sit still that long and do nothing.
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SeekerParty Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Student Photographer
unlucky for you i can
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:icon77madman:
77madman Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
"How was your honeymoon with Cadence?"
Okay, I dont care how close you are, that is the same as asking your brother
"How many rounds did you last?"
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:iconwinterslynch:
Winterslynch Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Student Artist
Eh? why is the box seriously that small? XD in the show it was like huge!
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:iconarofatamahn:
ArofaTamahn Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Chalk it up to artist oversight.
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:iconfirehawk6:
firehawk6 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
Are Shining's two guards pegasi or Earth Ponies? Because I don't see a horn or wings.
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:iconblackhat6:
BlackHat6 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Panel 10: 0:09 <My reaction.:rofl
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:iconweirdapples:
WeirdApples Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Scandolous
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:iconmacyishere:
MacyIsHere Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i know what you did Shining  Pretty Cora 
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:iconfotland42:
fotland42 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
This is . . . my third time seeing this page? That's my guess.

Anyway, this is the time that I look at Twilight bounding over to Shiny and think that it looks like she is propelling herself with a fart.
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Rixlan Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Am I the only one who thinks the train looks like Thomas?  Must be the paint job.
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EdenScorpio26 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
The guards looks preety bored, like if they were empty.
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:iconcolonelbsacquet:
ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
"How was your honeymoon with Cadence ?"

Seriously, Twi' ? You might as well ask him if he shagged her real good and hard.

Not so tactful, huh ? ;-)
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:iconchrisb0126:
ChrisB0126 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Or "It went well."
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:iconchrisb0126:
ChrisB0126 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
It was a reasonable question, and Shining could of just said, "It was Great".
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:iconcolonelbsacquet:
ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Hm hm. Fair enough. I guess SA was just being kind of chaste. (or modest ?) ^^
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shaduron Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
In the first panel Fluttershy looks like she's going to pass out.
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:iconshadowldrago:
ShadowLDrago Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Poor Twilight is still oblivious as usual when the others are snickering at her innocence.
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:iconwatcher25:
watcher25 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
... sorry for triple post, but i dont think shining is too well versed in cover stories and attention to wording...
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:iconwatcher25:
watcher25 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
but it nice to see twilight excited to see him...
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:iconwatcher25:
watcher25 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
ha ha ha... i cant believe they all went there... I would have just said "Probably not..."

I get the feeling the Guard near the end doesn't like the awkwardness which could have been avoided with Shining not being dismissive to the question...
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sweetymimy22 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
I know what Doppelgänger means and i am an arian . i could explane you if you want
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ShoryuKanosoto Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
I know this stuff was from over a year ago now XD But, ultimately I'd say that the reason said characters are introduced suddenly, at least in 'some' stories, is simply because the show itself is not focused around 'them'. The main series is focused on Twilight and her friends, anyone else is pretty much just supporting roles, even the princesses, though important, aren't the main focus of the story

Of course, that doesn't mean it wouldn't be cool to see stories that focus on other characters specifically =3 I'm a big fan of parallel and intersecting story-lines! when it's done well of course, instead of just as a gimmick.
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kacript Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
You know there's big trouble afoot when the Elements of Harmany are needed.
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bob-dude Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
In fairness to Shining Armor, NONE of the mane six are the type to talk about their family members (3 seasons and we STILL have no idea if Fluttershy just randomly popped into existence or not) or backgrounds. I mean how often does a person bring up their family members in casual conversation? Though this isn't to say that you aren't wrong or that I don't see where your coming from.
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Arorochi45 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
why i have the feeling that the locomotive looks like thomas of "thomas the locomotive"
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:iconarofatamahn:
ArofaTamahn Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like my trains to look like trains, not like gingerbread houses. Also, Robin's Egg Blue is a nice color. :)
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Arorochi45 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, yeah i saw the tre train and i quickly thougt on thomas the locomotive and i found that funny. :D
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GuardianAngell13 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I just fell in love with Shining's face in the 7th panel <3
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:iconarofatamahn:
ArofaTamahn Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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Kingofthecouch Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
shining and cadence went all "bow chickia wow wow" on the honeymoon
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:iconhereticalrosepetal:
HereticalRosePetal Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Tucker: Bow chicka bow wow.
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:iconkingofthecouch:
Kingofthecouch Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
whose tucker
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:iconhereticalrosepetal:
HereticalRosePetal Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Red VS Blue by Rooster Teeth.
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:iconkingofthecouch:
Kingofthecouch Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
hmm
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:iconkacript:
kacript Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Uh oh, if the elements of harmany are needed then definitely some trouble around.
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brad22474 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
:icontwilighthappyplz: So, how was the honeymoon?
:iconshiningarmorplz: None of your business.
:icondashlolplz::iconrarityjoyplz: HA!
:iconmlpapplejackplz: Oh, brother.
:iconfluttershyblushplz: Oh, my.
:iconpinkiepiewaitwutplz: Huh? What? What's so funny?
:icontwilightheeplz: I'll explain it when you're older.
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AlexKazhdan Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If Pinkie Pie knows what "identical sextuplets" means, then I'm pretty sure she knows what a honeymoon is. :)
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ArofaTamahn Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice! :XD:
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ShyFoxRawR Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this should be a show
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:iconbat-snake:
Bat-Snake Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"I'd hate to be their mom"
Good call, Dash!
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GabiAPF Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
You have an interesting way of wording my own thoughts. :)
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:icondevifan2:
devifan2 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Dashie in the beginning HILARIOUS
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:iconradu-b:
Radu-B Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Superweapons up front? I smells trouble a-brewin'
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almightybooda Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
when the elements come out, shit's about to go down
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Wolfking164 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Wrong Sir! Second Episode of Season 2 (or possibly the first. I can't remember.)
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:iconalmightybooda:
almightybooda Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
second episode. But shit did go down, just not in a good way
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Wolfking164 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Haha
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DeftFunk Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
While your paragraph about Shining Armor there has some valid points, there is one I must strongly disagree with.
I think he showed a good number of defining character traits. It seems to me that not many people picked up on them though, which is a shame.
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