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First repair by TheArtrix First repair by TheArtrix
So here is the last installment of the "First [verb]" series featuring the Cutie Mark Crusaders. This time it's Applebloom's turn.

So, unicorns do magic and pegasi can fly, so what does that leave humanized earth ponies with?

To answer that question, let's look at the thing that made humans the dominant species on the planet; technology. I figured that, since earth ponies don't have any innate powers, other than being sturdier and stronger, I suppose that their human equivalent got sick of being powerless compared to the other species and decided to take matters into their own hands, quite literally. Pegasi can fly? We just build a freakin' airplane, unicorns can use telekinesis to lift a bunch of apples? Just build a tractor and transport them yourself.

So here's Applejack teaching Applebloom how to fix an engine, with the help of Pinkie Pie (who actually displayed some engineering skills in the show). Also, human earth ponies are highly materialistic and they have all the latest gadgets.

Sweetie Belle: First steps


Scootaloo: First flight
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:iconcaballero-nocturno:
caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
Haha Great!
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
Looks great.
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ccblackmaiden45 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student Artist
i remember i did it too with my dad lime a few days ago i never wanted to do it 
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TheArtrix Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
If your dad cares about his car, he shouldn't force you help fix it.
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ccblackmaiden45 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student Artist
meh it's was fun cause it i sorda made it worse 
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timeice Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Love it!
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:iconbre-ce-cuca:
Bre-Ce-Cuca Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! this like me a lot!
wait, Pinkie have a cellphone? cool :D
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:iconamethystphotographer:
AmethystPhotographer Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
This is awesome! And well-done!! :D
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TheThirdMoon36 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
go home pinkie and gummy, you're drunk.

I really love this one! XD
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Nikopollumero Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
I love your 3 "frists"

But what the fuck Pinkie's face ??? She looks like a Nicky Minaj thing
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SkyfallThePegasus Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Pinkie Pie XD
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Cute and adorebale
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:iconbarney-nedward:
barney-nedward Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Writer
you're referring to the pinkacopter from S1E5 aren't you?
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:icontheartrix:
TheArtrix Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes.
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AlnairLindalwe Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
This picture is me as I am. :P Insant love and fav.
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ninja2monkey3 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
... I swear. no matter how much I look at this picture.
Pinkie Pie looks like Mrs. Frizzle.
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BenRG Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Earth ponies do seem to have a natural skill with engineering and the crafts. Notice how Apple Bloom built the CMCs props for their talent show performance and how Pinkie Pie has managed to throw together all her various gadgets seemingly out of the landscape. I think that Earth Ponies either have skill with living things (becoming farmers of one sort or another) or are "shapers" who can make objects out of raw materials.

FWIW, I suspect that Pinkie comes from a family of shapers who used rock as their primary tool. Conversely, I think that Apple Bloom is something of an odd pony out, being a Shaper in a family of Growers.
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oborotyenvpup Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea didn't pinkie pie make a helicopter out of what looks like candy?
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:iconbenrg:
BenRG Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
That was mostly a character-specific paint-job I think but, yes, the helicopter and the one-pony band kit are other examples of her hidden 'shaper' talent (IMHO at least).
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oborotyenvpup Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
O and Big Macintosh fixing that train as well. Any way what do Alicorn's have? all three?
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BenRG Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
I think that's the origin of the 'divine' reputation that alicorns have: They have a mix (at a high power level) of all of the powers and attributes of the three tribes. They have the magic of the unicorns, the flight and weather-manipulation of the pegasi and also the strength and nature magic of the earth ponies.

This is why it's wrong to describe a pegasus/unicorn hybrid as an 'alicorn'. It's ony an alicorn if it also has the attributes of an earth pony.
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oborotyenvpup Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the next stage of pony evolution?
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BenRG Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
I'd say 'no'. Probably breeding in characteristics from another tribe would weaken the original characteristics, so you'd get a winged unicorn that was a mediocre flyer and probably not overwhelmingly powerful in magic and so on. The alicorns have very high power levels in all three areas.

I wouldn't be surprised if Scootaloo had an Earth Pony parent, which is why her wings are unusually small. She might never be able to fly on her own power but, to compensate, might have a relationship with plants and the ability to manipulate the earth that a pegasi wouldn't.
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oborotyenvpup Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know.
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Goblin-Time Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Interestingly creative take on a very simple idea. It does seem in charaacter for the stubborn AJ to take to technology since it allows for them to bridge the gap between what powers they have, and the powers the pegasi and unicorns have.
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Meatabex Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe Gummy is so random! :D

Is Pinkie taking a pic of Applebloom?
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alex343 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Pinkie Pie does come across as a compulsive gadget buyer.
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BB-K Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooo! A smartphone! :D
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ACEnBEAKY Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
That's the first time I've seen a darker skinned pinkie. She looks like she's from New Orleans (purely observational, btw. No disrespect or silliness intended).
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TheArtrix Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
While it was completely coincidental, I kind of like slightly tanned Pinkie. Certainly no offense taken.
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KurosukiPandora Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GUMMY!!!!
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ZeroGZ Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Is that an iPony???
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6-Qubed Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Fanboys loves wenches
with socket wrenches.
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barney-nedward Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Writer
Why don't we just let you take it from there Dr.Seuss?
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6-Qubed Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
I... genuinely can't tell if this is supposed to be insulting or not.
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barney-nedward Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Writer
I was complimenting your rhyme... Fanboys love wenches with socket wrenches.
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6-Qubed Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Oh, okay! I couldn't tell by the tone of your comment. Thank you!
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Daniello5 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
I like this image, i really do.
However, I can't seem to stop focusing on Gummy. His expression to be precice.
It's like a "aaany minute now." expression, like he would have rigged a bomb in the car.
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Turahk5 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Nice Job!
Nice job drawing the characters, them fit the original character well, and you humanizing ideas are petty well thought up. all in all, 5 out of 5 (NG rating)!
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grimdrifter Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic concept and explanation.
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FrizzySpeaks Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Is It Me Or Does Pinkie Look Latina ? (Coming From a Latina) ... Good Job <3
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:icontheartrix:
TheArtrix Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It wasn't intentional, but it seems to work pretty well.
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henya66 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
"Pony" heh..catchy! :XD:
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:iconfefe46:
fefe46 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Pony?

I see what you did there.
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TyrRemora Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I came to a revelation while looking at your Human renditions of Pinkie Pie about what other character resembles her in many ways. She's nearly like Miss Frizzle. PET REPTILE INCLUDED! DUN DUN DUUUUUN
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TheArtrix Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
And still, it's completely unintentional, haven't seen that show in ages.
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aRealMudkip Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Gummy is SO creepy in that picture.
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williamcll Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
i know what that phone is based off
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reynard61 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
This is *AWESOME!!!* Some of the best Humanized MLP:FiM art I've seen yet!
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chaoswolf1982 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's suggested that where Unicorns got magic and Pegasi got flight, that Earth Ponies, aside of having a innate skill with growing thing (thus why they're the ones most often shown as farmers), are also incredibly strong and hardy - look at the Appleoosa train as example, only four adult ponies are hauling it; fully-loaded trains weigh many tons each. Even splitting the load among all four or then, that's still several hundred pounds, if not a couple thousand each, being pulled by the quartet.
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