Hmm... Only if it was magic'd first. A skilled expert and verified non-changeling would need to go through the Changeling's mind, if possible, and find out if it's really turned over a new leaf and left Chrysalis or not.
i think that changelings could absolutely blend into pony society, if their hunger for love isnt absolutely insatiable i think that there is plenty of radiated good vibes from pony kind that they can live off of safely without the need for enslavement.
Do they deserve a second chance? Yes, most ponies (people) do. Do they deserve to be trusted? No, not after what they pulled. A chance to redeem themselves, but not an unguarded chance, however since Equestria is essentially at war with the Changeling nation a chance probably wouldn't be available. Detention and interrogation probably would be available though.
That's like asking if we should trust people from Iraq because their country spent some time at constant war in order to sustain its economy at the time.
When you see someone from Iraq, do you walk by them like you would any other human, or do you think "You should be followed by cops until we know you're not a criminal." or "You should go back to your country. We need to build a wall."
Pretty sure they launched a full scale invasion which some could argue was similar to blitzkrieg. Who invented that again?
Case and point, the changlings had an army and clearly declared war, I don't care who you are an invasion is an act of war. They didn't do indescriminent attacks to stir fear amount general population. The Iraqis never invaded even when they still had a standing army under Hussain.
You're right. The Nazis were the only people to invade a country
You should read up on what happened during Hussein's run and find out more than just that the Americans went to war with them.
And the other term for blitzkrieg is "Full-scale invasion" The word might be German, but I have a feeling the Germans didn't invent full-scale invasions, seeing as Germany has only been it's own sovereign nation for 200 years.
Obviously, however there has been no full scale Iraqi invasion that is of note.
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No, it definetly means Lighting War. And they definetly came up with it. Invasion, of course not. Ligniting War, absolutely.
But the point still stands, the Changelings are more comparable to a fast moving army that launched a full scale invasion in manner that would deliver swift decisive victory. Vs. A militant group of extremist that attack in patterns to only incite fear without actually taking territory in an attempt to unstable the peace.
But what if every Iraqi could impersonate your leaders and friends? They're basically spies from TF2.
I hope we learn more about the limitations to their powers. We know Twilight and Zecora can force normal changelings out of disguise, but can any unicorn do that? Do they have a time limit for how long they can stay in another form? Do they need to physically see someone before they can take their form? Can they use magic while impersonating a unicorn, or is that just the queen? Can they all impersonate tall alicorns, or do they have to chose someone of similar size as themselves?
There are also real-life spies, who act like ordinary citizens while gathering intelligence from other nations. But if we hear they found a spy from, say, France, do we assume all French people are off to visit our mothers?
But I think we all know how this Changeling this is going to happen: The changeling won't be evil, but after long enough, it will unintentionally end up being a beacon for Chrysalis to return, then the hero characters will have a short time where they don't trust the changeling and think it was all on purpose, until it ends up committing heroic sacrifice at the end of the Changelings Return saga and then it returns a hero (it is a kids show), leaves to keep everyone else safe (like most superhero arcs have at at least several points), or it dies/doesn't come back after(doubt it. Still a kids show. It's not improbable, though.)
Looking at it from the perspective of an actual citizen of Canterlot,NOT the perspective of a FAN, and NOT from the perspective of my own personal headcanons (which is what everyone answering "yes" seems to be doing), there would be pretty much zero reason for me to trust them. These are the creatures that invaded my city, assaulted my leaders/gods, chased me, my family, and my neighbors through the city with very clear intent to cause us harm, and from what I can tell, this is as much in their nature to do so as it is for lions to eat antelope. Fuck no I'm not going to trust them, and that's not me being a heartless asshole who doesn't understand "love and tolerance," that's me being a person with common sense and a basic survival instinct.
Hell, even from the perspective of a fan, the writers better play off this whole "oh one of the changelings is actually a good guy" pretty damn well, or I'm not going to be happy. They're going to need something a helluva lot more convincing than, "Oh, but just because he's different doesn't mean he's bad, can't we give him a chance-" No. No we can't. It's not "just because he's different," it's because what makes him different has proven itself to be dangerous, so this ain't just some random baseless racism at play here. It's also hard to "just give someone a chance" when what is at stake if things go wrong is literally the safety and lives of the citizens of your country. The risk of hurting the guy's feelings seems pretty damn trivial in comparison to THAT.
No, that would be a terrible idea. It's not just a question of trusting changelings. Once they start living among ponies, you'll be able to trust literally NOPONY. Your employer, your best friend, your mom - anypony could turn out to be a changeling.
Consider all the fiction (non-pony) that contains shapeshifters and illusion magic. It's hard to trust anyone. D&D players know that. You can drive the players crazy and paranoid because these exist when used right. The campaign I played had an overarching Rakshasa plot that had them taking high-ranking positions everywhere. It was scary.
I do have friendly changeling characters in my fan fictions. But the catch is the main none changeling characters only trust them after they understand their inner workings and motivations along with plans. Also along the way they never really trust them. But to me that is how reality works.