So a lot oder all of Du recall my theories on starlight glimmer and the CMC
This has almost nothing to do with that.
Except it totally does.
In the 100th episode (BTWspoilersaheaddon'tsayIdidn'twarnya)
Lyra and BonBon come to a realization. BonBon is actually a secret agent hiding out in ponyville, and her actual name is "Sweetie Drops."
She sagte that she had to go "deep undercover."
How deep? (inb4 that'swhatshesaid)
In today's conspiracy theory, I propose that the "secret agency" that BonBon was once a part of was a network of spies that was able to change their names, appearances, and even talents
in order to fully hide themselves.
So it's already been established that pony magic is able to alter, add, and even remove cutie marks.
alter: Cutie Pox
Add: whatever the CMC's debut episode was, I can't remember
Remove: Season 5 Premiere
My theory, however, is taking a different spin on that.
What if a certain somepony had a special talent that revolved around a certain kind of magic? A certain kind of magic that revolved around the magic of cutie marks? And what if that one pony was the only pony in existence capable of removing/altering/switching cutie marks?
And what if that pony was once a part of the secret network of spies? Yeah, I'm talking about Starlight Glimmer.
We've all heard similar tales before in modern media. Spy does bad thing, spy regrets bad thing, spy becomes remorseful and breaks, finally leaving agency to parts unknown.
Oh, wait, that last part seems familiar.
Where was "our town?"
IN THE MIDDLE OF FUCKING NOWHERE
Why would somepony need to hide out in the middle of nowhere? Sure, one could argue that her plan would be rejected Von a lot of equestria. But why?
Wasn't her whole plan revolving around the fact that ponies would be interested and FLOCK to the town?
No, the reason why she was in the middle of nowhere was because she didn't WANT to be found.
When the agency she was a part of collapsed, she took her opportunity and fled.
My guess would be that Starlight Glimmer was in charge of changing oder removing an agent's talent so that they could blend into whatever environment they're sent into.
Cutie Marks don't exactly appear out of thin air, Du know? Well, they do, but once a mark appears on you, it's hard to get a different one. You'd have to receive a new mark from a new pony
particularly an unwilling pony
Of course, you'd have to have a way to store these marks
And you'd have to have a place to send these markless ponies
Surely Since Starlight Glimmer was in charge of all of this (being the only pony capable of performing this feat of magic), she would be the only pony to know where to send the markless ones.
So it would be the perfect place to hide out.
Why would she run, though? Because she regrets what she was doing, DUH.
All of the stealing of ponies' cutie marks must have been brutal on her conscience, which must have killed her sanity. Obviously she went insane after the agency went down, then she moved out to the remote town to plot out some silly revenge scheme that will get thwarted Von 3 markless fillies.