Please note that my intention for this argument is not to ask for public Celestia & Luna files to be created. I am only trying to outline the flaws in arguments against the idea of releasing such files. Nor am I trying to make any personal attacks. I do not have any problem with those who have views that oppose mine, I only have problems with their reasoning.
I am aware that some are strongly against the idea of character files for Celestia and Luna being freely available. Some think that such files would be inherently dangerous to most of those that would use them, due to the nature of their personalities and backstories. I however don’t believe that they would be more dangerous than any of the files that are currently available on Equestrian Souls, and if they were any more dangerous it would be only by a tiny amount.
I will now go over the arguments against public Celestia & Luna files I have seen before, and why they don’t make much sense:
“Thinking of oneself as a Princess can cause superiority complexes and inflated egos.”
I don’t doubt that this could happen, as the title of “Princess” holds a lot of power and importance. However, whether or not it would be a legitimate danger is up for questioning - after all, files have been released for certain characters with large egos as a very important part of their personalities (Rainbow Dash and Trixie), and I have seen no complaints regarding the safety of those files. Princess files, in fact, would cause less of an ego boost - the royal sisters do not have egocentricism as a core part of their personalities, and would naturally display less of an inflated ego than Rainbow Dash or Trixie. Additionally, an ego boost in itself is not a massive problem. Someone with a large ego is not necessarily a bad or “toxic” person.
"Celestia and Luna hold guilt and trauma regarding their pasts."
Yet, a Littlepip file is available. Anyone who has read Fallout Equestria will know that Littlepip has been through several traumatic experiences and has done guilt-worthy things - she played a large part in causing the death of someone she did not want to die. This is certainly on par, if not more traumatic than anything Celestia or Luna has experienced. Also, in MLP:FiM it is clear that Celestia and Luna have resolved their differences and have worked past most of their problems - Luna has ceased harming herself with the Tantabus and the sisters have gained a better understanding of each other’s lives and duties, minimizing strife between the two. While they most likely still hold guilt, it is not unbearable and they can move about their lives normally.
“One could not handle the stress and responsibility of being Celestia or Luna."
Because Celestia and Luna hold the highest powers in Equestria, one may automatically assume that the most weight is on them - this is not true. Twilight Sparkle has had a lot thrown at her throughout the course of MLP:FiM. She has fought dangerous characters again and again, and has held responsibility for the safety of Equestria several times. She has done far more than we have seen Celestia or Luna do in the show, yet the concern of “too much responsibility” has never been shown with her file.
Overall, it is impossible to make any file perfectly safe. Different people will always react differently to files, as minds are wired differently and are not always predictable. However, it is possible to make files reasonably safe, and ES has done a good job of that. If a Twilight or Littlepip file can be made reasonably safe, the same goes for a Celestia or Luna file. There is nothing about their character that makes them too different from other ponies which files have already been released for.
Feel free to respond with your own thoughts, whether you agree or disagree with me. Please don't be rude to me even if you feel strongly about this topic, I am looking for discussions, not arguments.