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Anonymous 7332

Let's figure out how do we fix Chrysalis and the whole changeling concept.

vimbert!23hC9EoLsg 7333

What needs fixing?

Anonymous 7334

Remove that ''feeding on love'' crap entirely, it's counterintuitive.

Anonymous 7336

But… that's kinda the point of changelings.



I think the main issues arises from the counter-intuitive nature of her coup after the wedding. Taking over Equestria by force isn't congruent at all with a lust for love.

Silver Strength!TwiDasH7n2 7341

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Yeah. Changelings are optimized for infiltration, and for feeding by faking a beloved identity. It's not clear how violence is supposed to win them the love they need.

Further, you probably don't want shapeshifting succubi to also dominate head-on confrontations. Chrysalis only had to suppress Shining Armor and Princess Celestia, after which point her hoard took Canterlot by force.

Perhaps if her entire brood were smaller and at the wedding (instead of waiting for the shield to fail), and after Fake Cadence is revealed they capture and hide the guests in cocoons in a back room? Thus allowing the Changelings to continue the charade, instead of simply roflstomping the entire military.

Anonymous 7348

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Well it could be that there are many changeling hives and queens and Crysalis's choice in attacking Canterlot was not how changelings normally go about doing things.

This story shows a variety of changeling hive and queens adapted to differnt environments and competing with each other.

Crysalis's hive is shown to be exceptionally mercenary in its organization and composition and the "conquer and pillage" approach used in an attempt to consume Canterlot is shown to be uncommon.

Anonymous 7349

Anonymous 7384

Make them more like nature fairies as opposed to insects.
They work well as secret agents, but the love thing still doesn't much sense.

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 7390

It could be if they can forcibly feed off of love for another. Once the kingdom is conquered then you could harvest the ponies love for each other.

It doesn't matter though since it seems unlikely they would need to invade either way. Under either scenario they should be able to set down in a specific region and keep feeding off the locals forever. Migration would be an unnecessary and risky endeavor.

The invasion only makes sense if feeding off love is not sustainable. In that case the hive would be under pressure not only to find new sources of love but to do so quickly.

A direct attack may be necessary because infiltration of such a large group would need to be done slowly to avoid suspicion. With a group like Chrysalis's by the time everyone was set up you'd be facing starvation.

Perhaps small bands of changelings attack by infiltration and reproduce to form larger bands. In growing the group becomes more difficult to conceal and has more difficulty infiltrating new societies. This means that a successful band must go after larger societies(easier to bend into) and eventually resort to force.

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