After attempting to warn Princess Celestia about the return of the wicked Night Mare Moon, Twilight Sparkle and Spike travel to Ponyville where they meet Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Rarity and Fluttershy.
|Mare in the Moon|
|Romaji||Yōkoso ponībiru e|
|Translation||Welcome to Ponyville|
|October 10, 2010|
|April 2, 2013|
|My Little Pony theme song (version 1)|
|My Little Pony theme song (version 1)|
|Kataomoi no Karaage|
|(List of theme music)|
upon a time, there were two princesses who ruled over the kingdom of Equestria:
a land populated in harmony by earth ponies, unicorns, and peagusi. The eldest, Princess
Celestia, rose the sun to rule over the day while the youngest, Princess Luna,
rose the moon to rule over the night. In harmony, they watched over the kingdom
and its subjects. However, Luna soon grew resentful of her position. Since the
ponies would slumber at the time, there were no subjects who would enjoy her
"beautiful night". So
one morning, she refused to let her sister raise the sun. Her bitterness turned
her into the evil Nightmare Moon, who vowed to blanket the land in eternal
night. With no other option, Celestia reluctantly used the Elements of Harmony,
the most powerful magic in the land, to imprison her sister in the moon. From
that day on, Celestia took on the role of raising both the sun and the moon and
became the sole ruler of Equestria.
thousand years later (Next Sunday A.D.) Equestria remains a peaceful land. But
in the land’s capital of Canterlot, one unicorn, a student prodigy named Twilight
Sparkle, is concerned that this soon may no longer be the case. Twilight
spends her days with her face buried in books and had recently re-read the myth
of Nightmare Moon. According to the prophecy, Nightmare Moon is
due to return on the thousandth year of the Summer Sun Celebration, which is
the next day. After further research, she’s become convinced that the
prophecy is about to come true. She has her assistant, a baby dragon named Spike, write an urgent
letter to Princess Celestia, who is also her mentor. Twilight is confidant that Celestia
will take action, since the princess had trusted her judgment in the past.
Immediately, the princess sends her reply, but it's not what Twilight expects.
Instead, the letter asks Twilight to make her way to the village of Ponyville to supervise the preparations for the Summer Sun Celebration. But that's not the only thing: Celestia orders
that Twilight use the opportunity to make friends.
is shocked, but it's an astute observation. Twilight has no social life: she spends every available
moment studying and has willingly brushed off all her peers. Nonetheless, she
is concerned that Celestia is not taking her findings seriously. But orders are
orders, so she travels with Spike to Ponyville to meet with the townsfolk.
Things don't get off to a good start. The first pony she meets simply gasps and
runs away. Figuring that the whole friendship order is a waste of time,
Twilight instead focuses on supervising the preparations as quickly as
possible, so that she may continue her research at the town library.
Twilight heads outside of town to Sweet Apple Acres, a family-run apple orchard,
to check up on the banquet. There, she meets Applejack, a farm-raised earth
pony who comes from a long line of apple farmers. Twilight had arrived during the middle of the Apple family reunion, and is introduced to almost the entire family,including her brother Big McIntosh, her sister Apple Bloom, and her grandmother Granny Smith. After seeing that the food is handled, she reluctantly
stays around for brunch.
After brunch,Twilight and Spike returns to town and meets with Rainbow Dash: a boisterous pegusus who,
despite being asked to clear the skies, appears to be goofing off. After
colliding with Twilight, she explains that she'll
deal with the clouds after she's done practicing her moves. She hopes to impress
the Wonderbolts, Equestria's renowned flying troupe, who are performing at the
celebration. But Twilight points out that they would never audition someone who
doesn't even do her job properly. But Rainbow proves the unicorn wrong,
managing to clear the skies in "10 seconds flat." With Twilight dumfounded, Spike
checks off the weather and the two make their way to the town hall.
they find a beautiful unicorn named Rarity, who has been put in charge of the
decorations. Having done an excellent job, Twilight gets ready to check her off
when Rarity, instead, takes her back to her boutique to fix Twilight's appearance. Rainbow
Dash had accidentally got mud all over Twilight and when she was cleaning her up, Twilight's mane was poofed out from a hairdrying. so Rarity gives her fellow unicorn a
makeover. As Twilight explains her objective, Rarity is left in awe at the sheer
mention of Canterlot, and wishes to hear all about it. But as she
looks around her store for a better outfit, Twilight and Spike sneak away
before they get behind schedule.
the two head out to check on the music preparations. They find a chorus of
birds who are being conducted by another peasgus named Fluttershy. As her name
implies, the mare is incredibly timid; too scared to properly introduce
herself. Seeing that the music is done, Twilight prepares to head off with
Spike, whose appearance suddenly catches Fluttershy's interest, and allows her
to open up. Having never seen a baby dragon before, let alone one that can
talk, Fluttershy wants to hear all about him. So she follows the two back into
town, as Spike tells his whole life story while an annoyed Twilight leads ahead.
After a long day, Twilight and Spike arrive at Ponyville's library, which has offered to them for accommodation. Hoping to get back to learning about
The Elements of Harmony, the power that imprisoned Nightmare Moon, she shoos
away Fluttershy and enters the darken library... and is greeted by a surprise
welcoming party. The party, which was made at a very short notice, was
organized by Pinkie Pie; the gasping earth pony Twilight had met when she first
arrived. Pinkie, being the talkative hyperactive, explains that she threw the
party together in hopes that, since Twilight is new in town, she will be able
to find friends more quickly. Also present at the party are the ponies that
Twilight had met throughout the day, who are all willing to be her friends, though Twilight wants nothing of it.
the party continues, Twilight retires to her makeshift room. She wants nothing to do
with the ponies, which she denounce as being "crazy; nothing more than a
distraction from the real problem at hand. It's the eve of the Summer Sun
Celebration, so while everyone is partying until sunrise, Twilight is hoping
that Nightmare Moon's return is nothing more than a myth.
Early the next morning, Twilight and Spike make their way to the town hall, where the mayor
begins the festivities. But as she begins the formalities, Twilight looks
skyward and notices that the unicorn shape on the moon has suddenly vanished.
The mayor then introduces Princess Celestia, but when the curtain is pulled
back, she's missing. A moment later, Nightmare Moon appears before the
stunned crowd. Returned after a thousand years of imprisonment, and with Celestia presumably kidnapped, she vows that
the Equestria will now forever be shrouded in the night.
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