The Fictional Spectrum: Twilight Sparkle

It’s an interesting idea and one that I can relate to. I’ll probably go back and watch the series again with this in mind.

Aspie Catholic

twilightA few years back, I did an article on here about my discovery of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. As I have continued to watch this show, I have noticed something great–Twilight Sparkle seems to have autistic traits! I really have to applaud the writers for this bold move. Let’s look at some of them.

1. Her OCD. What I really like is that the writers have shown that OCD can be a positive as well as a negative, as “Winter Wrap-up” suggests.  In “Lesson Zero”, we see that Twilight maps out her entire day (in “Spike at Your Service”, we learn it’s rubbed off on him as well). This is also shown in “It’s About Time”.

2. She’s socially awkward. In the 2-part pilot, we see that she’d rather read than hang out.  She doesn’t even consider pursuing friendships.  She’s not like Fluttershy, who’s initially not even brave…

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