WHAT IF MLP:FiM
JUST HAVE 26 EPISODES
First of all, I want to make clear that I really would like to have at least 2 more seasons of MLP, but there is something I can't stop thinking about...The Powerpuff Girls
episodes (6 seasons with 13 episodes per season, not counting specials, shorts or pilots) and a Movie.Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
episodes (6 seasons with 13 episodes per season, not counting 18 shorts)Codename: Kids Next Door
episodes (6 seasons with 13 episodes per season, not counting 2 specials and 1 movie)Dexter's Laboratory
episodes (3 seasons with 13 episodes per season and one with 39 episodes, not counting pilots and the Movie)
See any pattern?
Of course, when these shows aired, none of these had such a big Fandom backing it up, like Friendship is Magic
has now. So it's up to Hasbro and The Hub to keep the show on the air. So... what do you think?
Now, what could happen in Season 3? These are my guesses, and maybe other's too:
●A Scootaloo-centric episode.
She is the only CMC that hasn't had one, after all. The episode might be about Scootaloo's family or at least could be mentioned. Since it would be too dark/sad, her parents are definitively not dead; they could be earth ponies
; not only could be possible (just look at the Cakes), but that would explain why scoot isn't used to fly (she wouldn't need to fly to go to her house), why she has an scooter (for use in the ground) and we could learn that she might be only
foal, and that she admires Rainbow Dash because she saw in her the Cool Big Sis she never had.
●A Luna-centric episode.
Luna is a fish-out-of-the-water (figuratively speaking) so seeing how she tries to adapt to the new Equestria is always an option. The Fandom really loves Luna, so is highly likely.
At least one Big Bad in a two-part episode, and 3 "mild" villians (Trixie or Flim-Flam style; nothing really threatening)
I would really be shocked if there were not
more songs. Season 3 needs some rock! Probably courtesy of Rainbow Dash. It would be 20% cooler if there is some mention of the Wyld Stallyns [cue air guitar solo]
●A Brony/Pegasister Shout-Out.
We have had Big Ponies With Little Girls Toys
and Somepony Admitting Being a
. We might get In-Universe Fanfics and Fanart about Daring Do (not very likely, though).
●The Cutie Mark Crusaders won't get their CM.
Likely, if they plan to make more seasons. Being the episodes written way before the air date, and if they don't know if it will be a Season 4, is unlikely. I really don't know.
●The Cutie Mark Crusaders will get their CM.
I see three possibilities here:
1) All three CMC get their Cutie Marks at the same time. Highly unlikely, since it would require some situation where all respective talents are used, like in "The Show Stoppers". Could happen around S03E10±2 episodes.
2) Only one of the CMC gets her Cutie Mark. This could be an episode where the aforementioned crusader is so happy about her CM that she "abandons" her friends. Of course, at the end of the episode they are friends again. Highly likely, since that would be a good letter to Princess Celestia.
3) All but one of the CMC gets their CM. Probably Applebloom, since runs in the family. She feels she doesn't belong to the CMC anymore and her friends remind her that, even if the lack of Cutie Marks drew them together, they will be always be friends, no matter what.
Manehattan and The Big Apple, the most likely. Maybe we could see more of the Oranges and the whereabouts of Applejack's parents (definitely not dead. That would be too sad for a Kids Show).
●Fanon Favourites Ponies get at least a background appearance.
We could see Vinyl dropping the bass (or at least one house clearly full of Wub) and Octavia in a concert in Canterlot (the usual) or more Bon Bon and Lyra.
Hasbro/The Hub will avoid at all costs another Derpygate. What they could do (and probably will do) is give her screen time the same way they did in Season 2, but like some additions, like working like a MailMare, walking around with Dinky, enjoying Muffins, etc.
So... what do you think?