The Mane Six have a falling-out and reconcile, without ever realizing they had mistaken the villains for each other. From the very beginning of the trip, she is shown to be ill at ease with nature in general. They don't know where the Elements of Harmony are, nor are they able to recognize Starlight by sight alone. But what matters is, they are still friends through thick and thin, and the Tree of Harmony has seen to it that the Mean Six never hurt anypony ever again. Pinkie runs off ahead while Fluttershy falls back to help a chick fallen from its nest, resulting in the group getting separated from each other. Too bad, as she might have clued them that the real Mane Six were close by not that Chrysalis would believe anything said by Mean Applejack by this point. Secondly, Chrysalis doesn't know how to use the Elements, she just knows they are attuned to the Mane Six somehow, and assumes her knockoffs will be able to wield them.
Instead, each one fesses up that perhaps their respective faults Rarity's neediness, Twilight's myopic scheduling, Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie's boredom might've ruined the trip, and are willing to make up for it. The show premiered on the launch of The Hub in the United States on Sunday, October 10, 2010. Normally, this would be an appalling fate if it had befallen any pony else. Mean Twilight even points out that Chrysalis had the opportunity to attack when she was in disguise, but didn't for the sake of her revenge. Her plan ends up failing without the Mane Six ever even realizing she was there. She also has a cutie mark of a ladybug, and her magic is a. That said, she does manage to pull off a complex magical ritual to create the Mean 6 in the first place, which is impressive and up there as one of the better villain plans.
Also, as much as Pinkie told her about the Tree of Harmony, Mean Twilight doesn't know about how the Elements work and she doesn't notice the tree changing before it fights back. Mean Twilight realizes that Chrysalis could have attacked the Mane Six while she was in their midst, and considers her weak, and starts secretly planning with the other Mean Six to overpower Chrysalis when they find the article. The cartoon follows the magical Princess Twilight Sparkle and her trusted dragon assistant Spike, who live in Ponyville in the enchanted land of Equestria, along with her colorful pony friends — honest Applejack, generous Rarity, kind Fluttershy, loyal Rainbow Dash and fun-loving Pinkie Pie. The Mean Six turn out to show opposite qualities of their counterparts — Mean Applejack lies, Mean Rarity is a hoarder, and so forth. She aspires to be and lead the Mean Six in seizing the Elements for themselves, and engages Chrysalis in a that Mean Twilight almost wins before they're interrupted. She remains annoyed about being dragged off-schedule repeatedly, until the trip is completely derailed. Thanks to the actions of her Mean counterpart, she finds herself yelled at and hated by the forest animals.
The moment that the Tree decides to fight back, it wipes out the Mean Six in a matter of seconds. Ultimately the Mean Six regroup under Chrysalis's watch and Twilight directs her to the Tree, stopping only to ravage the campsite that Mane Twilight had already set up. Mean Twilight would have overpowered her in their duel if not for the Tree of Harmony interrupting. Somehow this doesn't prevent either group or even the forest animals from mistaking the doppelgangers for the originals, or vice versa. Fox, Wil Fox, and Teleplay by : Michael P. Then she encounters Mean Applejack, who over all the gear, making Starlight believe Applejack only gave it to her to make her look ridiculous.
Moments later, she is revealed to be Chrysalis. Only the Tree of Harmony realizes the trick, and to top it all off, the clones are destroyed by the tree and Chrysalis flees while still vowing revenge, without the heroes even knowing she was there. Fox, and Wil Fox Teleplay by : Michael P. Instead, they are killed off at the end of the episode, with the heroes never even realizing they existed. The photographer arrives, and rushes to primp up the group, secretly pulling a strand of hair from each, before snapping their picture. She also believes that the Mean Six would be capable of wielding them simply because they're copies of the original Element Bearers, not realizing that the Elements run on and require their bearers to both have a strong bond which the Mean Six don't and embody the virtues that the Elements represent which the Mean Six definitely don't. Outside the school, the photographer turns out to be a disguised ex Queen Chrysalis, who has a spell that, by using the photographs, the strands of hair, and a representation of the pony's cutie mark, is able to create a clone of that pony, which she does to create evil copies of the Mane Six from trees from the Everfree Forest.
Pinkie points out the photographer missed Starlight Glimmer, and she reluctantly takes her photo too before leaving. On the other hand, Chrysalis never did her research all this time from the end of Season Six and is regarding the Tree of Harmony while having to deal with minions that constantly drive her up the wall and a that tried to pull the rug right under her. In fact, her decay is the exact reason Mean Twilight decides to betray her, viewing her as too weak to be the leader. She carries on a conversation with photographs of the Mane Six before she casts the evil spell to create the Mean Six. The Tree reacts by grabbing all of the Mean Six and reversing the spell, reducing them to dead wood.
At the Tree, she tells the others to prepare to use the Tree's power to overtake Chrysalis, who hears this. In the end, they were killed after only a few hours of life, having never experienced a moment of kindness, friendship, or love, and never being given a chance at redemption. Fox, Wil Fox, and Josh Haber Teleplay by : Michael P. When Chrysalis almost overhears her plans to betray her and threatens to destroy her and make a new copy, Mean Twilight says she has already figured out where to find the Elements of Harmony, so Chrysalis needs her for her plans to work. . The seven quickly rebond and continue onto the campsite, surprised to find it in ruins. They destroy the Mane Six's campsite for no reason except to be jerks.
Not exactly a ladybug as can be thought at first glance, but the fake ladybug, the Asian Lady Beetle that is known as a massive pest in the Americas. It works for a time, but the Mean Six's dark personalities quickly derail the changeling's agenda. In one case, Rarity and Starlight leave just before Chrysalis arrives too. Not only that, but rather than blaming some outside force, each of the Mane Six for their own respective shortcomings ruining the camping trip. Finally, she believes the Mean Six will be as obedient to her as her hive once was, but finds she can barely control them, with the group ultimately rebelling against her. Twilight reminds them all they are friends and friends sometimes get upset over their various quirks, but they know how to overcome them. Likewise, the Mean Six mistake the real Mane Six for members of their own group as well.
Even Queen Chrysalis is out of her new lackeys — particularly Mean Applejack for her endless strings of lies. She spends the entirety of this episode with them, being included on their friendship retreat, and sharing close interactions with Applejack and Rarity in particular. She successfully locates the Elements and nearly wins in a one-on-one fight with Chrysalis, but the rest of the Mean Six foolishly attack the Tree of Harmony, causing it to effectively kill them. Instead, the Tree of Harmony kills off the Mean Six and Chrysalis is driven off without the heroines even learning of her presence in the episode. But not long after, she insults Starlight over all the camping equipment Applejack gave her, driving her away mere moments before Chrysalis would have come across them, to boot. Archived from the original on 2015-12-22.