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"It's About Time", more than any other episode, convinced me that there really needn't be a major change in the show's dynamic with Twilight becoming a Princess.  All she's really missing in that one is the title, after all.  She takes it upon herself to mobilize all of Ponyville to prepare for a disaster based on her word alone, and no one challenges her authority in the least.  In fact, it reaches well beyond Ponyville, as Rainbow Dash reports that she has Pegasi reporting in coast-to-coast across Equestria, all on the say of a Librarian. 

Of course, that Librarian happens to be the Princess's personal protégé, one who was specifically sent "to supervise Ponyville" by the ruler of the land in the first place ahead of the Summer Sun Celebration.  She was introduced to all of her friends as the representative of the crown who had final say in approving all of their hard work, and that authority over them didn't seem to be a barrier to forming world-saving friendship with her anyway.  So really, I can't see the Princess thing really getting between them now.

What's interesting to me is the way that Twilight has wielded that power she has over the course of the show.  When something needs done she seems to have no qualms about simply giving orders, whether it's telling her friends what to do in a crisis, or calling to disaster-proof all of Equestria or simply telling ponies to repaint a banner welcoming Celestia.  And ponies seem to expect that of her... when too many Pinkies overrun the town, the mob gathers outside the library, not town hall, to demand action, obviously seeing her as the go-to for situations like this.  Perhaps most interesting, however, is that she doesn't seem to notice that she wields that kind of influence...  When the time came to break into the Starswirl the Bearded wing, Twilight was the only one who questioned her authority to be there.  Despite it being guarded and locked, the guards and Celestia herself didn't bat an eye at her having access without asking.

Adding the "Princess" title seems like it's going to bring a bit of extra ceremony to things (and finally make her recognizable to the upper crust of pony society), but otherwise I doubt it'll change much, personally.
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MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yeah!!! Love this!!! :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce:
Haissan Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
Twilight Snaaaaake.

Solid Sparkle..

D-omii Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Friendship has changed...
It's no longer about loyalty, laughter, honesty, generosity, kindness, and magic.
It's an endless series of villainous battles, fought by only six ponies.
Friendship.. and it's consumption of life.. has become different with wings.
Friendship has changed.
Alicorn ponies use wings, use their horns.
The growth inside their bodies increase their abilities.
Wing control, magic control, element control, economy control.
Everything is cared by six ponies, and kept under control.
Friendship.. has changed..
All in the name of returning the elements over the roots of chaos.
Friendship.. has changed.
When the harmony has been kept under total control.
(This was really bad. :c)

Necromagenvion Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
And then she says: "We fight because we are needed"
TimMcJimFromPl Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Looks great.
InfinityVoid Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are right. Until they made her a princess, my headcanon was that she was being raised by Celestia to be a general.
cari28ch3 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
i agree with you on the leadership thing, some people don't really have the power to take charge in a situation however people trust them to do it because of the way they carry themselves in the middle of a situation; giving her an actual crown to symbolize it, won't make people around her threat her very differently 
SQuietSonamy Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's sure a interesting way of perceiving her new status :) Never thought of it like that (Also, it's been a while since I saw any episodes so I don't remember some things you pointed out) but I do agree with you! ;D
Anywhooo~ Very nice drawing as always! I really like the extra added cutie marks of the Mane 6 :heart: 
Fixap Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
lzsmith88 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
liked the picture (the extra color looks really good) liked the minirant
good times had by all!
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