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*Mild Spoilers* From an in-universe perspective, if you were a resident of Canterlot, would you be willing to trust a changeling? 

58%
519 deviants said Maybe / I'd need to know more about them first. / I'd post guards on them until they prove trustworthy.
34%
302 deviants said Yes / Everypony deserves a chance to redeem themselves.
8%
76 deviants said No / They're too dangerous. / Without strong evidence to the contrary, I'd call for any changelings to be detained or deported.

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:icongunflame345:
Gunflame345 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Nah Fam, and not because I don't  believe in second chances... but rather I have a hatred of bug people with a Hive mentality. You can thank Starship Troopers and Warhammer 40k for my bug racism.
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:iconkarkovice1:
karkovice1 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Are you talking about Kevin?
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:iconitacocat:
Itacocat Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
To be frank, I'd watch them, or ask for some guards. I would be willing to give a second chance, BUT..
You never know if it is a mere spy or something.
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:iconsilverstarapple:
SilverStarApple Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Writer
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.
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:iconlahirien:
Lahirien Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooo, like the elf guards in Brisingr. 
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:iconcartuneslover16:
Cartuneslover16 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Yes. I would rather entrust myself to changeling than almost any normal pony (especially Celestia). 
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:icondastrax64:
dastrax64 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student
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.
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:iconmalkey-grohiikvokun:
Malkey-GrohiikVokun Featured By Owner 3 days ago
I could trust him. But if I were my OC, I would kill him inmediatly!
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:iconmeanlucario:
Meanlucario Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
*Flashbacks to the invasion during the wedding* H(yay) NO!
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:iconkddt:
KDDT Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Say It... BRITISH  Sorry old chap but I must vote no on this topic.
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:iconholygoldencarter:
HolyGoldenCarter Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Everyone should get a second chance! Besides, with there being the Changeling at Matilda and Cranky's wedding, it's quite possible that there are other good Changelings out there! ^w^
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:iconthedesertkitsune:
thedesertkitsune Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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.
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:iconoceanblue-art:
Oceanblue-Art Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
We need to build a wall to keep them out 
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:iconprosonicincorporated:
ProSonicIncorporated Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
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."
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:icongunflame345:
Gunflame345 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Not really, this more like saying we should trust the nazi party if they came over.

We know not all Iraqi people are bad, just extremists. The Changelings were an army... not a group of crazies.
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:iconprosonicincorporated:
ProSonicIncorporated Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artist
The Nazi Party turned Germany into a war economy and went to war. The stuff they did on the side, Iraq has never done to nearly as big an extent, and the Changelings don't do at all.
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:icongunflame345:
Gunflame345 Featured By Owner 15 hours ago
Right.... they just invaded poland. 

Kinda like the Changelings.

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.
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:iconprosonicincorporated:
ProSonicIncorporated Featured By Owner Edited 9 hours ago  Hobbyist Artist
You're right. The Nazis were the only people to invade a country :P

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.
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:icongunflame345:
Gunflame345 Featured By Owner 2 hours ago
Obviously, however there has been no full scale Iraqi invasion that is of note.

If it didn’t involve 'Murica, than it simply doesn't matter #TRUMP2016!

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.
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:iconprosonicincorporated:
ProSonicIncorporated Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Hobbyist Artist
-_- That's the direct translation. Look up the definitions for full-scale invasion and blitzkrieg.
They're the same.
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:icongunflame345:
Gunflame345 Featured By Owner 34 minutes ago
I know, I just wanted you to say that.

Because Now I can say that the changelings and the nazi are more similar than the changelings and the Iraqis.

Changeling invasion = German Blitzkrieg.

You proved my point. Checkmate ;)
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:iconlahirien:
Lahirien Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
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?
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:iconprosonicincorporated:
ProSonicIncorporated Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
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.)
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:iconstar3catcher:
star3catcher Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago
No.

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.
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:iconfoger3:
foger3 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly what I was about to say
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:iconlikrisziumil:
lIKrisziuMIl Featured By Owner 4 days ago
^ I'm with you, totally agree.
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:icondaughterofdiscord112:
Daughterofdiscord112 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant Student Artist
Screwball:Well of course I would my husband is a changeling.

me:well of course my friends husband is a changeling
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:iconrockmedved:
RockMedved Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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.
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:iconlittleangeltales:
LittleAngelTales Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
One of them was seen in Matilda and Cranky Doodle Donkey's wedding one on it's own is harmless, if they're was an entire swarm or queen Chrysalis then you should worry.
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:iconaxza95:
axza95 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't gripe I never hold grudges but I also never forget so to be honest I don't think I would care
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:icondragonwolf6000:
Dragonwolf6000 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes, they all deserve a chance

and affliction of a heart fan fic proved it
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:icongunflame345:
Gunflame345 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Well if a Fanfiction said it... 

Better change my world views now. Did they mention anything about this upcoming election? I'm really on the fence with that too.
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:icondragonwolf6000:
Dragonwolf6000 Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i dont get involved with politics but thanks for the comment
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:iconadiwan:
Adiwan Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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.
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:iconstrawberryskyline:
StrawberrySkyline Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
From a canterlot perspective: Propably not, Canterlot doesn't seem THAT open-minded about changelings and stuff
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:iconoceanrailroader:
OceanRailroader Featured By Owner 4 days ago
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.
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:icondonparpan:
DonParpan Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! Everybody deserves a chance even a 'ling!
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