And I love them.
Yeah, I know that my reviews don't include fanon at all, and that's because I don't delve super deep into these theories, I just stay around the surface. There are many fan theories that I personally don't subscribe to, like Rainbow Dash and Applejack being lesbians (I think trying to pint point sexual orientation in a show for little kids is just ridiculous, especially when the show outlines it for you like how they did with Rarity for example).
So what you bronies can check after the break is what I consider my favourite fanon theories. I didn't want to put them in order or classify them, and I followed my very personal criteria to select them so expect to disagree with my opinion. It's alright, I am just doing this to have fun and because I ran out of episodes to review.
- Lyra and Bon Bon are the Bestest Best Friends Forever in all of Equestria.
One theory that bumps around this community a lot is that Lyra and Bon Bon are, not only a couple, but also married and live together. I'm okay with that theory, but once again, I really don't see the point of pointing out sexual orientation in this show. However, there is a theory that complements this one and is a valid option for those who don't like shipping (or pointing out sexual orientation, blah, blah, you know my drill). There is the theory that Lyra and Bon Bon are not a couple, they are just really, really good friends and super hardcore heterosexual life partners. I think this is my favourite, mostly because I can relate to this one a lot. I have a really good friend, really close, with whom I spent some of the best moments of my life. I see Lyra and Bon Bon the same way I see me and my friend. I love how every time we see them they are hanging out in the background, having hay smoothies, and talking about things we may never find out. That's one good reason to stay on my toes when I watch an episode, looking for them hanging out together.
- The ending of A Canterlot Wedding Part 2 happened inside Twilight's head.
Now, this is a fan theory and as such it has no real value towards the real canon of the show. But when the writer of the episode, and story editor of Season 3 says this...
...it's pretty awesome.
- Anything regarding Derpy Hooves.
I think I can't talk about fanon without mentioning the Queen of Fanon herself Derpy Hooves. I think I have yet to meet a brony who doesn't like Derpy. There is like a law written somewhere that punishes you with a spanking if you even think of hating Derpy or something. I personally don't mind if people don't like Derpy, because I love every single theory that bronies have come up with. I love them all, from her obsession with muffins to her having a daughter named Dinky who is actually a unicorn. There have been theories that touch every colour of the spectrum. She is an assistant to the pony equivalent to David Tenant's Doctor Who. She is a mail mare for Ponyville's post service. She is a ditz and a disaster magnet. She can only say the word "muffin". I think my absolute favourite is the theory regarding her eyes and why are they like that. According to this theory, Derpy can see the real world with one of them, but with the other she sees an alternate universe version of Equestria in which Nightmare Moon won and everything is dark and evil, so she has to keep bouncing between universes to keep things in order. I like this theory a lot because it basically paints Derpy like a complete badass, and if you add the fact that she has a daughter then she is a badass mom, and we all know that badass moms are the best thing ever.
Then again, Derpy is a character who's like 98% fanon, so she is the equivalent of a sandbox when we talk about characters from the show. That is until the show makers decided to put little Easter eggs regarding her, from her cocked eyes to having a clasp on her saddlebags shaped like a muffin. And shall we speak about "The Last Rounderp"? That episode that was supposed to be about Applejack but people refer to it as "The episode where Derpy talked". So yeah, Derpy is the most open ended element regarding fanon, but she has been validated by the makers of the show. That's like going to a concert of AC/DC and ask them to sing "Like a Rolling Stone", it's just bizarre that things like this happen.
- Photo Finish is actually Rainbow Dash in a disguise.
- Princess Luna is an avid secret gamer.
I didn't put these theories in order of preference, but if I had to I think this would be number one. This theory in particular I am not sure where it came from. There was a comic where Celestia kept sending all those appliances that pissed her off to the Moon, amongst them being a PS3, so by the end of the strip there was a picture of Luna looking all adorable while playing Little Big Planet. I think that was the inception of Gamer Luna, a concept that Princess Molestia's creator John Joseco took upon and expanded into a completely original character. Princess "Gamer" Luna is the most adorable, funniest thing I've seen in drawing form. There is something endearing about seeing Luna wearing a headset and screaming in the Traditional Royal Canterlot Voice to those newbies in Call of Duty, or going all methodical while organising her materials in Minecraft. I gave this theory quite a lot of thought, trying to figure out why we actually like Gamer Luna this much, because I am not alone in this, there are a bunch of bronies who love her, more than one can imagine. I think that, as much as this might hurt someone, we like to think that Luna stays up at night while playing video games until it's time to go to sleep, kind of like the majority of us does. How many of you have stayed up at night trying to finish that one level or that one mission that was just a few more minutes from ending? Or how many times have you wished to rise your voice above those annoying kids in Halo? I think the most relateable instances of Gamer Luna happen when facing disappointment, because it reflects what every gamer goes through. Also, and this is once again purely personal opinion, she is adorable beyond reason. There is something outrageously cute about a magical alicorn goddess who spends her free time playing games online.
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- Lyra wants to become human.
|This one in particular is my favourite.|
|This one escapes my words. It's just hilarious.|
- Pinkie Pie is self-aware.