I understand MLP FiM is a kid’s cartoon, and portraying Wendigos as they are supposed to be portrayed would probably be impossible. But instead of taking the name of a mythical being and sticking it on something totally unrelated, you could just, you know, make up a new name. Or find a mythical…
I don’t really have anything against Friendship is Magic, but wendigos are some of my favorite mythological creatures… I haven’t seen the episode, so I have no room to talk other than agree that wendigos are not horses. Scary deer things, maybe, I think that would be a little more acceptable. Horses, no.
But what if some small child google image searches wendigo? That kid better have a strong stomach. May I just bring that up?
They’re really just a reference to wendigos, with the whole winter spirit feeding off of hatred thing. They’re actually called windigos. And since it’s a show about horses, everything is horse themed. And they’re not going to throw actual wendigos into a kid’s show, that would be bad.
But I am totally biased, so I understand why others might be annoyed. Just trying to throw my two cents in.
I agree with the comment above me.
And NO. Small annoyances or small arguments really AREN’T gonna bring them back. The reason the Windigos were there in the first place was because there was a VERY LARGE AMOUNT OF HATRED between the three tribes. Sure, it seemed a bit shoe horned in that they HAD to be friends so fast to get rid of them, but whatever. It was a PLAY, events had to be SQUASHED. They all probably started to work together slowly, finally, after they realized what was going on, so the Wingios probably faded away after a while (ugh i’m over analyzing. dammit).
Petty disagreements and arguments won’t do anything. Even if two ponies DID hate each other, I highly doubt the Windigos would come in with that either.
They came when huge tribes/settlements were spewing hatred. Not just small disputes.
Jesus, guys, stop over analyzing a goddamn kids cartoon. Just enjoy the damn thing as is or get the fuck out. -_-
i will say this- before MLP:FiM I didnt even know what a Windigo was until i googled it after the show.
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