Watching the “Battle of the Bands” video a few times, I find myself more and more intrigued by the role Sunset Shimmer is taking in Rainbow Rocks.
First, she was the one giving the new girls a tour of the school. I wonder if that’s part of the community service that was placed on for the events of the last film.
Second, there’s the expressions on her face as the Dazzlings’
song evil necklaces turn the crowd to their way of thinking. It’s like she recognizes what is happening oh wait she did the exact same thing herself before to create the cliques. (And she did it with no magic, only the unfamiliar tech of the world she landed in. Point, Sunset.)
And this all leads to what we know from the synopsis of Rainbow Rocks, that Pony Twilight will somehow be summoned to help against the Dazzlings. The issue is that it seems like this would sideline Sunset after she was so important for a good portion of the film. That wouldn’t be very cool… unless, of course, she got sidelined by something important to her.
My hopeful prediction for Rainbow Rocks is that, in order for the portal to work outside of the thirty moon timeframe, an exchange has to occur; somebody has to go to Equestria in Twilight’s place. Sunset volunteers and heads through the portal.
And she ends up running into Princess Celestia on the other side.