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Oh my God. This has got to be the best episode ever.

Okay, so it's all about Pharynx, who sees the Hive's new way of life as detrimental because most of the problems they focus on are menial (example: the Changeling who felt like it was a different color on some days, an obvious reference... [Read more]

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To Change a Changeling
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To Change a Changeling (S07E17) is the seventeenth episode of season seven of "My Little Pony: ... More To Change a Changeling (S07E17) is the seventeenth episode of season seven of "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic" released on Sat Sep 02, 2017. Over 155 TV Time users rated it a 7.18/10 with their favorite characters being Cathy Weseluck as Spike The Dragon / Mayor Mare, Kelly Sheridan as Starlight Glimmer and Tara Strong as Twilight Sparkle.
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September 2017

Oh my God. This has got to be the best episode ever.

Okay, so it's all about Pharynx, who sees the Hive's new way of life as detrimental because most of the problems they focus on are menial (example: the Changeling who felt like it was a different color on some days, an obvious reference to people's focus on gender identity), while problems like the Maulwhurf are either pushed to the side or unsolvable by this new society. His anger stems from how he's seen his society degrade to the point where no one knows how to deal with any real issues, an honest representation on how some people (myself included) see real society today.

Pharynx loves the Hive despite not loving the people in it. He wants to protect it because he wants to see it become better despite its current state. At the end when he finally transforms, it's not him giving up the ideals he's held throughout the episode. Rather, it's him coming to terms with the fact that he won't be able to stop the Hive from going down a path he sees as destruction, but can do whatever he can to prolong their inevitable downfall at the hands of being too used to their comfortable life. Basically, he goes from trying to shape the Hive in his image to doing whatever he can to preserve what he sees as good in the Hive for as long as possible.

This episode shines because of its lesson; that it's okay to accept other's points of view despite disagreeing with them. This is very timely, what with liberals calling all conservatives Nazis and conservatives calling all liberals cucks. Its obvious from Pharynx's view that the world should stay the same that he represents the conservative outlier, while the Hive is the modern liberal society. This is the kind of not-so-subtle piece of media we need. Let's face it, liberalism is the prominent viewpoint in society, so having at least something mainstream that shows conservative values and thinking in a more compassionate light is honorable.

And of all places something like this shows up, it's My Little Pony. It makes you wonder what it says about the importance the rest of our media and the world has for tolerating other's viewpoints.

Overall, this was a phenomenal episode and my favorite of the season so far. This episode solidifies My Little Pony as the kind of show that can tackle adult topics in a simple way and better than a lot of other shows out there. I really hope the show continues to be this mature, because right now, it sure is a lot more mature than most of what's on TV right now.

10/10

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September 2017

Boy I really enjoyed this episode
Not only because I'm a Startrix shipper, there were so many things I liked: the Pharynx's reformed design for example, or that genderfluid metaphor. I screamed when I realized that was a genderfluid metaphor! It's so important to me.
In general this episode is so enjoyable and fun to watch! I can't wait to see what more things the series prepared for this season.

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October 2017

i looooooove pharynx !! his personnality , his voice ! i love it <3
i m not really a fan of his new colours tho... was hoping for more red and black , not a dirty weird lagoon blue

i looooooove pharynx !! his personnality , his voice ! i love it <3 
 i m not really a fan of his new colours tho... was hoping for more red and black , not a dirty weird lagoon blue
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January 2018

I looove the Changeling Episodes! Especially with Thorax, one of the best character in the show 💕👌

Buuut I think I will miss their old version. I really liked that look 😂

I looove the Changeling Episodes! Especially with Thorax, one of the best character in the show 💕👌

Buuut I think I will miss their old version. I really liked that look 😂
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January 2018

Thats me. Next to me, the whole world is upside down but i just care about my food 🥗👌

Thats me. Next to me, the whole world is upside down but i just care about my food 🥗👌
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September 2017

I loved this episode. Starlight Glimmer and Trixie as main duo of the episode is a BIG YES to me. I love the traitment of the "lost causes". Even if I learn more about the real subject in the comments... Nothing is white or black. Every situation is a shade of grey. And that we need to stand up for the one we love !

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PS : I looooove Pharynx's colours. Really unusual. And the small horns <3

I loved this episode. Starlight Glimmer and Trixie as main duo of the episode is a BIG YES to me. I love the traitment of the "lost causes". Even if I learn more about the real subject in the comments... Nothing is white or black. Every situation is a shade of grey. And that we need to stand up for the one we love !

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PS : I looooove Pharynx's colours. Really unusual. And the small horns <3
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