My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

The Crystal Empire - Part 2

Season 3, Ep 2, Aired 11/10/12
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  • Episode Description
  • As Princess Cadance struggles to keep the Crystal Empire protected with her own magic, Twilight searches for the Crystal Heart, and her friends keep the Crystal Ponies entertained at the Crystal Fair, all of which is necessary to keep evil from returning.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Meghan McCarthy

  • Tara Strong

    Twilight Sparkle

  • Tabitha St. Germain


  • Ashleigh Ball

    Applejack, Rainbow Dash

  • Andrea Libman

    Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie

  • Fan Reviews (3)
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    By Watershiprabbit, Nov 12, 2012

  • Part 2 of the Season Premier

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Rarity: I am running out of weathering materials for the traditional crafts book. I've just made a hat out of three pieces of hay and a drinking straw. I made it work, but still...

    • Twilgiht : I passed! (Everyone cheers)
      Rarity: (Singing the Success Song) You were prepared to do your best Had what it takes to pass the test All those doubts you can dismiss Turns out you were
      Everyone : Prepared for this!
      Applejack: You clearly have just what it takes.
      Pinkie Pie: To pass a test with such high stakes.
      Fluttershy: We knew for sure you would prevail.
      Rainbow Dash: Since when does Twilight Sparkle ever fail?
      Everyone: All those doubts that you can dismiss Trust yourself and you cannot miss
      Applejack, Pinkie Pie and Rarity: Turns out you were
      Twilight : Turns out I was
      Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy and Spike: Turns out you were
      Twilight: Turns out I was
      Rarity: Turns out you were
      Everyone: Prepared for this!
      Spike: (Chuckles) Yeah, I knew everything was going to be fine.

    • Fluttershy: Isn't there somepony else who could take over the jousting demonstration with you?
      Rainbow Dash: The fate of an entire empire rests on us showing these ponies a good time. But, y'know, if that isn't important to you. (Fluttershy starts crying) Okay, okay, I'll take it easy on you next time. But not too easy. I've got a reputation to maintain.

    • Rainbow Dash: Who wants a flugelhorn?
      Pinkie Pie: I want a flugelhorn.
      Rainbow Dash: Who else wants a flugelhorn?
      Pinkie Pie: (Angry) I want a flugelhorn!

    • Rarity: (After being a crystal pony) I do so wish it was permanent. Did you see how my mane just absolutely sparkled?
      Applejack: But good things are better when they're a rarity.

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    Notes (3)

    • Jim Miller, who provides the voice of King Sombra, also works as one of the head storyboard artists for this show.

    • Friendship Report: Twilight learned the meaning of self-sacrifice.

    • This episode revolves around Twilight.

    Trivia (4)

    • Derpy Cameo: She is seen in the crowd during the jousting tournament.

    • Rarity calls Spike "Spikey-Wikey" for the third time in this episode. The other two times she called him that were in the episodes, "Secret of my Excess" and "Dragon Quest."

    • We are shown both Twilight and Spike's worst fears in this episode when they look through King Sombra's door. Twilight's worst fear is failing Princess Celestia, while Spike's worst fear is Twilight sending him away.

    • Fluttershy's ears briefly disappear after Rainbow Dash says that she "might go easy on her," and they reappear when she jumps off the hay stack.

    Allusions (1)

    • The Crystal Empire bears a strong resemblance, in both design and layout, to the title city from the show Stargate: Atlantis.

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