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Would equestria girls Twilight (sci twi) be an alicorn if she went through the mirror to Equestria? Would she take on a form that resembles her trans-dimensional Equestrian counterpart, or would she appear as a unicorn seeing as how she was never a pony to begin with. Maybe she could preform some act in the human world that would make her an alicorn if she went to the other side of the mirror? As this is purely theoretical and will likely never happen in the canon, discuss!

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I've wondered that myself. I'd have said "no" to that if I hadn't seen this happen in Legend of Everfree:

 

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If you compare them to the wings Rainbow Dash or Fluttershy get when they Pony Up, you can tell that they're Alicorn wings.  So, in light of canon material, I'm going to have to "yes" to this question.  

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The thing is that Sci-Twi did not in fact go through the whole princess qualifying journey that Twilight did in Equestria. As I can see in the picture, she may have the alicorn wings as a default, but did she do something significant in the human world like pony Twilight did? I'm gonna say no on this one. Therefore,  I believe that Sci-Twi would be a unicorn.

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Seeing as Spring Breakdown answered this question for us, now the big question should be why does she get wings as a human, but not as a pony?

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On 9/17/2019 at 6:31 AM, Princess Cheese Dorito said:

The thing is that Sci-Twi did not in fact go through the whole princess qualifying journey that Twilight did in Equestria. As I can see in the picture, she may have the alicorn wings as a default, but did she do something significant in the human world like pony Twilight did? I'm gonna say no on this one. Therefore,  I believe that Sci-Twi would be a unicorn.

Agreed

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When I watched all the EqG stuff I basically assumed all the magic they (that is, Humane 5 + both Twilights + Sunset) use in the human world is influenced by a connection to the Equestrian ponies they correspond with, but powered exclusively by artifacts from Equestria, and unrelated to what their own pony forms would be (or are) like.

 

EqG made it pretty clear that pony Twilight and Sunset lose their (non-friendship) magic by going through the portal, and that the Humane 5 never had any innate (non-friendship) magic to begin with, and from then on we never see humanified pony characters able to do anything humans can't. So even during the first movie's climax, it seemed to me that pony Twilight+Summer simply never had access to their biological Equestrian pony magic, and only had the same Equestrian artifact magic that the humans did. Every other time in the franchise anyone does magical things in the human world, it's largely artifact-based and works pretty much the same on both originally-pony and originally-human characters. In particular, pony Sunset and Twilight never get their standard unicorn telekinesis in the human world, even though Sunset gets it back the moment she sets hoof in Equestria again. I also thought it was interesting that the moment human Rainbow Dash gets pony wings, she's not merely capable of using them, but so comfortable with them that she hardly ever sets foot on the ground again until they depower, much like pony Rainbow Dash.

 

Of course, all of this is weak circumstancial evidence and unfortunately there's not a whole lot to go on for how this transdimensional magic stuff works, but it does seem like "human Twilight is channelling pony Twilight" is the simplest in-universe explanation for ponied-up human Twilight having alicorn wings when portal-ponified human Twilight does not, and there are loads of other reasons to think the human and pony characters are transdimensionally linked (why are there so many perfect counterparts? why is the portal at Canterlot High? etc). And this is probably wildly overthinking the issue anyway; I'm sure the real reason is just that wings are cool and it's magic so who cares.

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