So, lately, I saw someone complaining that Pinkie Pie’s scare-mongering in Luna Eclipsed was out of character. They followed with a complaint that MLP wasn’t the same without Lauren Faust. I disagree with this.
Pinkie Pie led the scaremongering in “Bridle Gossip” regarding Zecora, and she has a history of convincing herself that there is a problem based on little evidence, like in “Party Of One”. That’s at least 2 episodes by Lauren Faust where Pinkie Pie does this, one based on a very close situation of inciting fear around a mostly unknown and generally feared pony.
If you think that’s Pinkie Pie being out of character because Lauren Faust left, you don’t really know much about MLP. I think the show has been doing fine since Lauren left, and any complaints I’ve seen thus far can be put down to the placebo effect in reverse, aside from worries about over-consideration of fans.
But that worry is precisely that: A worry. We don’t know if they’re going to do that yet, and I don’t think they will. I could be made to change my mind, but it’s going to require a logical explanation, and one that I can’t dissect and drop into the folder with the last billion things people didn’t think through.
Pinkie Pie being out of character didn’t even fit one of those criteria, and it’s probably the best complaint I’ve seen thus far.