"You'll fight me Sparkle." Trixie demanded, not loosing the evil grin on her face. "Unless you want more blood your hooves that is." Twilight's eyes widened, suddenly realizing how far off the deep end Trixie was. "I see now." Twilight spoke softly, "What a shame. I didn't think even you could stoop that low. Is that really how it is?" Trixie didn't answer her, she simply continued to stare a hole through Twilight, still malevolently smiling at her. "Answer me!" Twilight shout at her, "Do you let yourself be a slave over something like this." Rather than giving Twilight a response, Trixie's horn began to glow with the red magic. Not taking her eyes off her foe for a moment, released her magical energy at a group of ponies that gathered around the two of them. As several of them were thrown around screaming, Twilight looked over to the knocked around group, a look of sheer disbelief now on her face. "Tell me," Trixie said, finally speaking up. "Is it slavery when get what you want?" With the dust blowing past her from the burst of power, Trixie lifted her face up, now baring her teeth in that sinister smile she was giving Twilight.
Twilight was still looking at what Trixie did. All those ponies were now hurt or worse. And Why? Because Twilight wasn't going to cooperate with Trixie's demands? As she looked on, Twilight began clenching her teeth. Her once concerned look now slowly being replaced with an angered one. She slowly turned her face back to Trixie, who was still giving her that upturned evil look. Where as Twilight was above being lured into confrontation, she couldn't allow any more ponies to be hurt because of her refusal to fight. She continued to give Trixie a death stare, the blue unicorn still sizing her up.
Twilight's horn came to life, a gentle aura now surrounding it. At the sight, Trixie slowly lowered her head back down. It took a little prodding, but she was finally going to get her rival to react.
"No Twilight." Spike said, suddenly stepping in from the side. "You can't. If you fight her, you'll be doing exactly what she wants. You'll be no better than she is."
"Tell me, Trixie," Twilight said to her, completely ignoring spikes words, "I know that amulet your wearing has been making you act like this. So is that why your so avid about this battle, or is this just the same old routine of you needing to prove you're better than everyone?"
As expected, Trixie gave no answer. She simply continued her sadistic stare at the unicorn she faced.
"Does it really matter?" Rarity questioned from the side.
"Maybe not to you," Trixie answered the white unicorn. "But to a true unicorn it matters greatly. And you know as well as I do Sparkle. I have been waiting for the day to give you a taste of what a true magician can do. And I will not miss this opportunity."
Twilight and Trixie again stared at each other for a few moments. Their brows both furrowed. Trixie still wearing her smile, but Twilight had a very serious look on her face.
"Who are you?" Spike said to Trixie, "Don't you realize that ponies lives matter more than you meaning less grudge?"
At his words, Trixie's smile quickly contorted into an angry scowl. "Meaningless, huh!?!" she shouted. Spike took a prominent step back, knowing he had invoked the mares wrath. "And what do you know of meaningless!?!" Trixie shouted again. The magic aura in her horn came back, this time so powerful that it caused a shock wave, sending dirt and other debris flying everywhere. Many of the on lookers shielded their eyes from the sudden kick up of dust. All except one. Twilight Sparkle still maintained her composure.
Spike took his arm away from his eyes, noticing the magical aura now surrounded Trixie's entire body. And that scowl was still plastered on her face.
"Spend all of that being ridiculed and looked down upon by others!" Trixie said, resuming where she left off, the aura now slowly fading from her body. "Watch all that you had dwindle away until there's nothing left. And then tell me what has more meaning to you than your ability! I have in me the power of a true unicorn, she is nothing but a joke. Yet I watched her surpass me in power! My reputation, completely destroyed!"
Trixie took a short pause, getting her breath back. "Sh-She's even saved my life as if I were a helpless foal. She has tarnished my name... And her dues... Will. Be. Paid."
I was kinda disappointed with how Trixie turned "super good" near the end of it... I was expecting her to still seek a revenge on Twilight only but next time either more civilly or fairly with her maybe even gaining an apprenticeship under Luna or something... *sigh*
Or Luna abdicating the throne to take up beach volleyball for that matter.
Trixie was never meant to be some sort of super awesome, talented unicorn. She was never going to be put close to Twilight's level, the Alicorn amulet was the only way to give her a power bonus and make the episode possible without breaking canon. More on the choice to have her apologize below...
I have no problems with her being good, but the writing for Trixie's retribution was a little hastily done (given it's a 20mins episode, I guess it's the best they could do?)
I think they had to have her be a "good" character since they're selling more merchandise of her now, and probably wanted the character to have good connotations for that reason? (haha, just a personal thought)
That's what actually bothered me, I wouldn't have minded that she turned good (since I do like seeing a surprising change of heart in a villain) but it felt way too rushed and I was hoping for an apology to Snips and Snails too, her biggest victims...
The choice to have her apologize seems pretty strategic. Making amends really gives her character closure...though it does leave her available as a potential good/helpful character in the future. For now though, Trixie's purpose in the show has been satisfied.
I actually kinda liked the way they wrapped it up. She's no longer "evil", but she's still loud and obnoxious. Twilight's learned to accept these personality quirks instead of reject them, like she did in Boast Busters. Sure, it was wrapped up a little too quick, but everyone grew a bit, and I think it worked out fine.