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  1. >Stallions have a very delicate magical system
  2. >A pony's magic saturates his or her body, and naturally that means that a larger body would need to spread that pony's magic out over a greater area, reducing the amount of magic in any given area
  3. >A stallion has a much larger frame than a mare, so their natural magic has to spread itself thin in order to reach from his snoot to his hooves.
  4. >A pony must maintain a minimum amount of magic in all areas of their bodies at all times
  5. >This allows a unicorn to cast spells, a pegasus to fly, and for an earth pony to pull off feats of strength
  6. >Think of a pony's body as a computer, and their magic as the power supply
  7. >Each component requires a certain amount of magic to operate properly
  8. >Continuing this metaphor, a computer trying to draw more power than it has access to results in a brown-out and introduces the risk of damaging the hardware.
  9. >[spoiler]I still remember that day in the late 90s where my dad's beige computer started to emit smoke.[/spoiler]
  10. >If a pony tries to perform an action beyond their capabilities (casting a very powerful spell; flying very fast and very hard; trying to pull an unusually heavy load), then magic must be drawn from the rest of the body to help aid in performing this task.
  11. >That means that the magic in various parts of the pony's body will dip below the minimum levels required for those parts operate properly.
  12. >A pegasus flying much faster than they usually do will find that their wings will suddenly experience difficulty walking on clouds, which requires flight magic
  13. >An earth pony pulling a much heavier load than they are capable of doing will find themselves feeling weak, and they risk injuring themselves if they then move on to do something like bucking a tree
  14. >A unicorn casting a spell well outside their capabilities will find themselves unable to contain their magic, and they risk injuring themselves and others
  15. >A stallion has less magic per cubic centimeter, and so it's much easier for him to exhaust himself than it is for a mare to exhaust herself.
  16. >In short, their muscles mean less when a mare can accomplish the same thing with less energy spent.
  17. >Their magic is so thinly stretched that it, like the tides, can be effected by the moon
  18. >The moon has been a source of magic since Nightmare Moon was banished there, and personal magic stretched too thin means that there's a smaller volume of it in any given area, lessening its ability to resist the moon's magical pull
  19. It's like how paper can be lit by a match in 2 seconds, but a log of wood won't even get warm before the match burns out.
  20. >This means that a stallion's magical abilities strengthen and weaken as the month progresses, often peaking at the full moon.
  21. >This constant waning and waxing of their magic affects their mood, making them especially grumpy in times of the new moon
  22. >Ponies have observed that a new moon, appearing like a black dot surrounded by a white ring, appears to resemble a period at the end of a sentence; hence, they call the stallion's monthly cycle his "period"
  23. >Anon thought this was just a joke about how bitchy stallions can get, but that was not the case.
  24. >There are rumours that this monthly cycle effecting their magic also affects whether or not they can get erect, but this is likely a story that stallions came up with in order to avoid being pestered for sex by their mares when they're grumpy and sore during the week of a new moon.
  25. >There are exceptions to this, of course, such as Starswirl the Bearded (and the rest of the male Pillars) or Shining Armour
  26. >But then there are exceptions to everything, such as mares who are born with magic as weak as a stallion's
  27. >This is why stallions are typically care-takers
  28. >For unicorn stallions, the spells necessary to clean houses, bake food, and clean messes demand very little magic.
  29. >For earth pony stallions, the natural strength and endurance granted to them by being naturally muscled means they can keep up with their foal's endless energy
  30. >For pegasi stallions, there's less magic in them to compensate for the cold skies, so they have naturally thicker fur that they can use to keep their foals warm
  31. >There are benefits to this, though.
  32. >A unicorn stallion will get plenty of practice with spells that require very little energy, meaning that he'll become skilled and precise with his casting faster than a mare would, because a mare will focus on casting fewer higher-energy spells to accomplish what she needs.
  33. >An earth pony stallion just plain has more endurance than earth pony mares due to their muscle mass, and a mare would need to use her greater magic capacity to compensate and accomplish the same thing for the same amount of time; in the short term, earth pony mares win. But in the long term, earth pony stallions take the cake. And this is used to give them the energy to keep track of their foals and to make sure everything in the house is in its place
  34. >A pegasus stallion will get better at precise wing movements due to taking much more care not to expend too much magic while flying (which would result in them falling out of the sky), so they learn how to pull off very precise, very dexterous moves.
  35. >Both sexes have strengths and weaknesses.
  36. There was no point to this, I just wanted to vomit my autism onto 4chan and bullshit about "what if stallions had less magic" and then try to come up with ways this wouldn't be 100% shitty for them.
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  38. >Stallions have a very delicate magical system
  39. >They're much less robust than mares are in terms of magic, as the magic has to stretched more thin to evenly distribute itself throughout their larger frames
  40. >In order for pegasi to fly, unicorns to contain their magical fields, and for earth ponies to buck without injuring themselves and to lift heavy loads, a pony must maintain a minimum level of magic in all areas of their bodies at all times
  41. >Think of their bodies as computers and their magic as the power supply, where each component needs a certain amount of electricity to operate properly
  42. >And continuing this metaphor, a computer trying to draw more power than it has access to results in a brown-out and risks damaging the hardware.
  43. >[spoiler]I still remember that day in the late 90s where my dad's beige computer started to emit smoke.[/spoiler]
  44. >If too much magic is drawn away in order to accomplish something (cast a powerful spell; fly very fast and very hard; trying to pull a very heavy load), the magic in various parts of the pony's body will dip below the minimum levels required to operate properly.
  45. >This can result in pegasi falling out of the skies when they can no longer operate their flight magic
  46. >Unicorns whose magic goes haywire and risks injuring themselves and others when their thaumal gland can not contain their mana
  47. >Earth ponies who injure themselves while trying to lift something heavy, or cracking a hoof when they kick a tree too hard
  48. >Stallions just plain can't draw as much magical energy as mares can due to their larger frames, and they can't bolster their magic, flying, or strength to the same degree that a mare can; in short, their muscles are useless in the face of a mare who can magically crank out the same amount of raw strength as they can, but with less effort.
  49.  
  50. >Their magic is so thinly stretched that it, like the tides, can be effected by the moon
  51. >The moon has been a source of magic since Nightmare Moon was banished there, and personal magic stretched too thin means that there's a smaller volume of it in any given area, lessening its ability to resist the moon's magical pull
  52. It's like how paper can be lit by a match in 2 seconds, but a log of wood won't even get warm before the match burns out.
  53. >This means that a stallion's magical abilities strengthen and weaken as the month progresses, often peaking at the full moon.
  54. >This constant waning and waxing of their magic affects their mood, making them especially grumpy in times of the new moon
  55. >Ponies have observed that a new moon, appearing like a black dot surrounded by a white ring, appears to resemble a period at the end of a sentence; hence, they call the stallion's monthly cycle his "period"
  56. >Anon thought this was just a joke about how bitchy stallions can get, but that was not the case.
  57. >There are rumours that this monthly cycle effecting their magic also affects whether or not they can get erect, but this is likely a story that stallions came up with in order to avoid being pestered for sex by their mares when they're grumpy and sore during the week of a new moon.
  58. >There are exceptions to this, of course, such as Starswirl the Bearded (and the rest of the male Pillars) or Shining Armour
  59. >But then there are exceptions to everything, such as mares who are born with magic as weak as a stallion's
  60. >This is why stallions are typically care-takers
  61. >For unicorn stallions, the spells necessary to clean houses, bake food, and clean messes demand very little magic.
  62. >For earth pony stallions, the natural strength and endurance granted to them by being naturally muscled means they can keep up with their foal's endless energy
  63. >For pegasi stallions, there's less magic in them to compensate for the cold skies, so they have naturally thicker fur that they can use to keep their foals warm
  64. >There are benefits to this, though.
  65. >A unicorn stallion will get plenty of practice with spells that require very little energy, meaning that he'll become skilled and precise with his casting faster than a mare would, because a mare will focus on casting fewer higher-energy spells to accomplish what she needs.
  66. >An earth pony stallion just plain has more endurance than earth pony mares due to their muscle mass, and a mare would need to use her greater magic capacity to compensate and accomplish the same thing for the same amount of time; in the short term, earth pony mares win. But in the long term, earth pony stallions take the cake. And this is used to give them the energy to keep track of their foals and to make sure everything in the house is in its place
  67. >A pegasus stallion will get better at precise wing movements due to taking much more care not to expend too much magic while flying (which would result in them falling out of the sky), so they learn how to pull off very precise, very dexterous moves.
  68. >Both sexes have strengths and weaknesses.
  69. There was no point to this, I just wanted to vomit my autism onto 4chan and bullshit about "what if stallions had less magic" and then try to come up with ways this wouldn't be 100% shitty for them.
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