"Since you three were unable to retrieve my Bewitching Bell,"
"we need another source of great magical power to defeat Twilight and her friends."
When the boss is away the villains will play.
"Which is why double-crossing him..."
"...with his own bell..."
"...will be so satisfying."
"If we can figure out how to use it."
"Twilight Sparkle may be the worst,"
"but she does know stuff."
"She once said the Archives in Canterlot has a restricted area."
"Celestia and Luna love to hoard information for themselves."
"If there's an answer, it's there."
"My triumphant return to Canterlot?"
"I like the sound of that."
"Oh, my gosh! Road trip!"
Operation: Bell Seeker is a go...
"Why are so many ponies up in the middle of the night?"
"It's that silly sun holiday."
"How many holidays do you ponies have?"
"No matter. Getting into the castle won't be a problem."
"Are you sure about that?"
You gotta admit, for an evil tyrant, at least he didn't crush or throw the bird.
"Oh. Those are new. But even so..."
Nope. Ain't gonna get in like that.
Doors now have keycard scanning systems?
"Uh, do yours get glitchy too?" Nope....
"More medallions, more problems, am I right?"
"They've increased security into the castle. This is going to be more challenging than I thought."
"Increased security on a crowded holiday with Twilight and her friends bumbling around? This is impossible."
"Oh, no. This is perfect."
"We need a distraction...
and those ridiculous ponies just gave it to us."
"Now, do exactly as I tell you."
Yes...we like this plan....
Thanks for your donation, earth pony.
Silly ponies, thinking the food's contaminated.
When no one was looking, Lord Tirek took forty pies. He took 40 pies. That's as many as four tens. And that's terrible.
"Golly. Sounds like you need some help."
"Somepony who's organized enough to handle the small stuff...
...so you can focus on the big picture!"
"This kind of weather has to be handled delicately."
"Good thing I'm here. I'll take care of everything."
"Thank you, unfortunately we got no room for anypony else"
"And I don't want to partake in your silly little troupe"
"It's just a pity that unicorns have to waste their talents in something so inconsequential"
"Unicorns wield magic, we are the most powerful ponies in the land!"
"Didn't you ever think that you're destined for more than..."
Maybe she's right. We Unicorns should be given better things to do!
Luna must be like: Is all of this real, or are we just a television show?
Here it is...the book about the Bell.
Um, how does a simple book break a chain?
We got what we found...mission accomplished.
Good. Because I'm sure there's gonna be plenty of things I'll need my best friends' help with."
"You know, it really does seem like you just might be ready for whatever comes next, your Majesty."
I hope you are, Miss Twi....
"Sooooo did you find what you're looking for?"
Once again, I've found success....
"....where you all find failure."
"I have located what I sought, and tomorrow I will set out to retrieve it. When I return, Equestria will finally be ours for the taking."
Actually, it will be US that takes Equestria, and not you.