So lately throughout the fandom I’ve been hearing a lot about a generation 5 reboot of My Little Pony, and I’m honestly unsure of how I feel about it. I suppose one thing I feel is confusion as to why? From what I’ve heard season 9 of Friendship is Magic is supposedly meant to be the final season (though I personally hope not) and afterwards around 2019/20 there’s meant to be the fifth generation but it kind of feels a bit soon to be remaking when the fourth has been so successful. Also I’ve been seeing a few snippets of possible redesigns of the main six characters which is another thing I’m not so sure about especially if they’re planning on changing the race of a couple characters such as making Pinkie Pie a Pegasus and Twilight Sparkle an Earth Pony. It just doesn’t seem right to all of a sudden take these characters that so many people of both genders and all ages have come to adore and mix them up like this!
I’m not opposed to the idea of a fifth generation and honestly the designs I’ve seen are genuinely very pretty, but I still feel that maybe if they waited like 3 or 4 years after the show ends to rehash it then it wouldn’t feel so controversial. My biggest fear about a possible reboot is that the writing staff will purposely make the characters simple and stupid just for the sake of small children! I’m probably just getting paranoid and I’m sure the MLP staff are more than aware of how much this show is loved by its fans so I doubt they’ll ruin it just like that. Anyway I don’t know how much of this is true or not, for all we know it could have been someone posting a prank to scare fans, but in my opinion I think what we have in this series from what I can see has been brilliant and I don’t see any reason to change it in the near future, in other words: If It Ain’t Broke Don’t Fix It!