In MLPFM S2E04 "Luna Eclipsed" Twilight Sparkle mentions Star Swirl the Bearded who is the father of the Anmiomorphic Spell.
The amnion starts as a small membrane around embryos and in mammals becomes the placenta, and morphic refers to the act of changing. This is referring to changing the entire system that preforms the go between functions of mother and offspring.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS?! Being able to magically enhance how the body develops at such an early stage without affecting the embryo itself would allow for expedited evolution without the risk of forced evolution flaws. Additionally, it would imbue the offspring with a certain amount of magic manifesting based an the preexisting evolutionary needs as prescribed by gene memory...
In other words, this unicorn by enhancing ponies' offspring just after conception enhanced all ponies creating the new subspecies of pony seen currently; he gave the earth ponies nearly endless stamina, he gave the pegasi the ability to walk on clouds and enhance the speed of their flight, he gave the unicorns a level of magic that would surpass himself a few years after birth, which is probably why Twilight mentioned the detail of the fact that Star Swirl's cloak was manually stitched.
I theorize that Star Swirl's spell enhanced the life expectancy of all ponies from a human like expectancy to multiple millennia. This would explain why Celestia and Luna are the oldest ponies in Equestria; they were his first and most dedicated successes, all other ponies enhancing their pregnancies through this process eventually or the bloodline of those refusing families ceased to be.
Even though I am still just a fan theorizing... I am still completely blown away because I can't imagine an equally important reason that this spell should be so highly noted.
6 years, 12 months ago
23 Oct 2011 16:56 CEST