What's Canon in MPLT? (Updated) · 6:35am
There's been some discussion and curiosity as to what episodes from FiM are canon in Magical Pony Lyrical Twilight. But fret not. Herein lies my 'word of god' from the series bible I have for this fic. Since this is an AU, some episodes will be considered non-canon for the purposes of this work. For now, here's the basic list.
Magical Pony Lyrical Twilight: The first 'season' of the fic takes place between the events of The Best Night Ever and Return of Harmony. As such, the Jewel Seed Incident occurs before Discord's escape.
Magical Pony Lyrical Twilight A's: The second 'season' occurs during Season 2, but before the events of A Canterlot Wedding. By the time the Wolkenritter attack, Discord is sealed away as a statue. Until A Canterlot Wedding, the episodes proceed as normal.
After A's, the following changes are in effect.
A Canterlot Wedding -Heavily Changed. There is no Changeling attack on Canterlot. The wedding goes off without a hitch.
The Crystal Empire - Mostly unchanged, though Yuuno and Princess Luna are involved in the events in the Empire.
Too Many Pinkie Pies - Mostly unchanged.
One Bad Apple - No Change.
Magic Duel - Non-Canon. The Alicorn Amulet is still at large, however.
Sleepless in Ponyville - No Change
Wonderbolt Academy - No Change
Apple Family Reunion - No Change
Spike at Your Service - Non-Canon. No real relation to MPLT, I just greatly dislike the episode.
Games Ponies Play/Just For Sidekicks - No Change
Keep Calm and Flutter On - No Change. Discord will likely show up later in StrikerS.
Magical Mystery Cure - Non-Canon. This is primarily because of how alicorns work in the MPLT-verse. There will be no Twilacorn. The only reason Twilight is called 'The Alicorn Ace' in StrikerS is because her flight spell gives her magic wings, thus making her look like one of the alicorn princesses.
Equestria Girls - Heavily Changed. Twilight may have experimented with being human, but not in high school. Sunset Shimmer is still around. She just didn't jump through a magic mirror into the human world...
Princess Twilight Sparkle - Heavily Changed, though the Elements were still given up. They also receive the Mysterious Box of Harmony (tm).
Castle Mane-ia - Mostly Unchanged.
Daring Don't - Non-Canon. I'd prefer Daring Do to remain a fictional character.
Flight to the Finish - No Change
Power Ponies - No Change
Bats! - No Change
Rarity Takes Manehattan - No Change
Pinkie Apple Pie - No Change
Rainbow Falls - No Change.
Three's a Crowd - No Change
Pinkie Pride - No Change
Simple Ways - No Change
Filli Vanilli - No Change
Twilight Time - Still Canon, but no Twilacorn.
It Ain't Easy Being Breezies - Still Canon, but... ugh...
Somepony to Watch Over Me - No Change
Maud Pie - No Change
Trade Ya - Still Canon, but no Twilacorn
For Whom the Sweetie Belle Tolls - No Change
Leap of Faith - No Change
Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3 - No Change
Inspiration Manifestation - No Change
Equestria Games - No Change
Twilight's Kingdom - Pretty much non-canon. No Twilacorn as previously mentioned, and I'm not sure what to do with the Box of Harmony quite yet. However, Tirek's magic-eating does fit in with the Book of Darkness. As an aside, I'm pretty sure the Wolkenritter would try to kill Tirek almost immediately if they found him.