: Hey Shining, guess what! : What?? : I have your suit on. Now I'm captain of the guard! : Ya.. You do have my armor on. But I have an army : Oh you wouldn't : Hey, you made me cuter : And? : Flash will like me more! : Seriously!? You made me a stallion!? : Flash isn't gonna like you now : Unless.. : Aw gross! : That and if people made Flash a mare.
on her temporary patrol as honorary Royal Guard and captain's sister, Twilight gets to go on her first round. after a few rotations she realizes this is Shining Armor's plan to get away from work as all she hears from the guards is how they took an arrow to the knee and yell the same thing to criminal scum to stop right there.
Interesting that in the Sombra episodes, we see that the hair on the helmets is actually the mane of the pony when RD puts one on. In the finale, Discord zaps the helmet off, but when he puts it on, it's still showing Shining Armor's hair colors. Continuity error, or chaos magic?
Perhaps there are different helmet designs according to rank. Shining`s a captain, so he probably got a helmet made specifically for that rank, while the royal guards got one with a slit in the top for their mane to get out of when they wear it or maybe i just remember the design of the royal guard helmet wrong.
Ah yes, makes more sense now. Besides, went back to Season 2, episode 25, timestamp 7:21 - he takes off the helmet there, and it's helmet decoration, not his mane. Different helmet type than in Season 3, episode 1, timestamp 17:24, as you said.