One of the first things Princess-Queen Cadence learned when she became the duel monarch of both the crystal empire and the changeling swarm, was that her newest subjects were screaming for blood. The war was over, Chrysalis was gone . . . so was her inner circle and her generals. Cadence had to legally adopt Chrysalis' mentally and physically retarded royal nymph Pupa to circumvent changeling tradition that stated any spawn of the previous Queen had to be 'gotten rid of'. Cadence thought the worst of the new head of state of the hive was past.
. . . Except the average changeling worker . . . they had all heard the horror stories of what had happened to defenseless, unarmed, changelings eggs, so many . . . treated like live stock being slaughtered to weaken an enemy . . .
"Shining . . . I need the names of the Equestrian soldiers who did this . . . In sorry dear. And yes dear, I know what that might reveal . . . but when I became their new queen, I took a vow.
"Basically it's either face the inter-kingdom courts for crimes against Equinity. "Or be mutated into female changelings and be made to lay a hatchling for every unborn changeling that was killed.
In the pony comics coming out in November, Chrysalis either begins to systematically replace ponies (who aren't very good actors unlike the soldiers we saw before) who have weird eyes and walk around weird, or is systematically BRAINWASHING the ponies of ponyville.
There's one thing I've never gotten.
WHAT IS WITH THE WRITING MOTIF THAT PEOPLE BRAINWASHED NEVER REMEMBER WHAT THEY DO WHEN BRAINWASHED?! WHAT PURPOSE DOES THAT SERVE IN THE PLOT?! IT FEELS SO UTTERLY POINTLESS!!!!!!