Twilight pleads with Luna.
"I have waited long enough!"
Yay, now we finally know the color of her magic aura!
This statue must be psychic. It started exploding 2 whole frames before Nightmare Moon's magic laser blast hit it.
Why would you destroy the roof like that?
Uh-oh, time to be somewhere else!
Right in the nick of time!
Everypony's favorite princess arrives to defeat the big baddy
What are you looking at, Celestia?
"I'm giving you one chance to stand down!"
No interest in negotiation!
Wait, how did the moon get right there?
Luna, you can't do this! Think of how long you were banished!
Trying to negotiate with Nightmare Moon.
Twilight they can't hear you, you're not really there.
Wait, how did Celestia get so far behind Twilight?
That's exactly the same battle face she put on for Chrysalis
, if you know what I mean. (Recycled animation maybe?)
"I have but one royal duty now..."
I go to retrieve the Elements!
"And where do you think you're going!?"
I'm gonna kill you, Celestia!
Three Alicorns in the air at the same time. All we're missing is Cadance
You won't get away from me!
Luna just added another crater to her own moon. Also, how is the moon already setting?!
Why would Luna do this? Why now?
Seriously the saddest and deepest part of MLP yet.
Oh this is great! Now you can...?
Why aren't you looking at me?
...You have given me no choice...
Ta-da! It's the Raw Elements of Harmony!
The Elements of Harmony that the mane 6 used to turn Discord into stone, remember?
This was the time Princess Celestia banished Nightmare Moon!
This is the night you banished your sister.
Preparing to harness the Elements
Where is the Magic Element?
Celestia gathering the Elements
Celestia using the Elements of Harmony.
How many times must I kill you?
Nightmare Moon prepares for a fight
Oh Luna... I really didn't want to do this...
Nightmare Moon vs Princess Celestia.
I'm sorry, little sister, but you left me no choice...
Good and Evil collide head-on
The legend of the Mare in the Moon begins (with the face facing the wrong way).
Twilight and her bright whites!
Twilight's friends look a little worried.
Discord on the other hand LOVED it!
It was an Oscar-winning performance!
Of course, he can see what happens on the Dream plane...
Did you find out who's flank we need to kick?
I saw something from a long time ago...But it didn't explain what's going on now.
I've got it! Just sip the potion again!
"Oh, I do hope she breaks into a song this time!"
"How about a game of pin the tail on the pony?"
Finally, we get some humor out of Celestia!
"Playtime is over for you, Discord!"
Celestia and Luna are not amused.
"Oh! What have you got there?"
Discord doesn't even know what's about to happen to him!
Well, that explains a lot!
Twilight has reached the Avatar state.
doesn't seem to mind.
These ponies seem to be "Tied up" at the moment.
How did your search for the Tree go?
Not well. My friends wanted me to come back here for my safety.
You think you're better than EVERYpony else.
I don't think i'm better than anypony else!
And you think you're the leader of your team.
"Good thing you left your friends alone in the most dangerous place in all of Equestria while they try to save everyone from the vines. It was very responsible of you."
You'll see they've made a terrible mistake of bringing you back here...
Yet DEEPLY bonding experience they're having without you.
I never should have agreed to come back here! That was a whole 66 seconds I spent changing my mind twice!
"He's just trying to get under your skin, Twilight."
Going into the Everfree Forest with only Spike to back me up? What could possibly go wrong?
Good luck in the Everfree Forest!
Maybe whatever Twilight saw wasn't real!
It is right under the castle of the Pony Sisters, conveniently slightly off-screen where you couldn't see it before.
Of course! Clearly, the tree is going to be wherever is least convenient.
So uh, how do we get down?
I never should have left my friends. It made no sense even then! I mean, how were they going to fix the tree without all the Elements of Harmony?
I can see forever up here.
Ah, there they are! Good thing they didn't have too much time to get ahead of us with our rapidfire indecision.
Turn your back on the princess you're escorting for ten seconds and she's already being attacked. What is this, a video game?
Oh, man, I don't want to restart this level.
I thought you were supposed to be good with plants, Applejack?
The tree remains in jeopardy.
Not that I have any ideas to fix that. I'm just saying.
Man, why did we send away the pony who can take on an Ursa Minor by herself?
Is it day or is it night? Who knows. Going to wreak havoc with the calendar, though.
Ashleigh Ball needs to stop arguing with herself!
Clearly this is how you are supposed to descend the stairs.
You alright there, Spike?
Twilight's in trouble! Go save her while I get rid of these hashtags!
"I know how we can save the tree."
"We have to give it the Elements of Harmony."
But Twilight, my purple diamond is beautiful and I don't want to give it up.
I don't know, this is hard to give this up.
Come on guys, this is for Celestia and Luna.
Well, okay if its for your aunt in laws and our friendship.
"But it will never, ever be broken."
"There's no time to lose."
Good bye beautiful jewels.
Twilight using the Elements of Harmony.
How is Twilight still alive?
Celestia, Luna you're ok.
Now what's that tree doing?
Six locks, six keys, six Elements of Harmony.
"I do not know where they are. But I do know that it is a mystery you will not be solving alone."
And so begins a season-long arc.
How ever did you save the day this time?
Use those little necklaces of yours I presume!
If you wanna still be friends with us...
...You better help us clean up this mess!
Fine. But I don't do windows.
One thing I don't get: Why did all this happen now?
Those seeds I planted should've gotten to the Tree of Harmony before.
Why should I have to explain it, when you can see for yourself?
Those seeds I spilled must've tried to root their way to the Tree of Harmony thousands of moons ago.
But never seem to reach it until now.
You realize this information we could've used HOURS ago!?
It's a good thing I'm here to teach you valuable lessons about friendship, now that you're not writing a report to Princess Celestia every week.
What kind of a friend do you think I am?
The kind who isn't, apparently.