History Analysis / MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic

25th Apr '16 11:25:30 PM Loboargost
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The rarest and most mysterious of the pony races. The TieInNovel ''Literature/TwilightSparkleAndTheCrystalHeartSpell'' establishes that an Alicorn is "a special breed of pony" "able to harness the magical powers of the Unicorns, the flight abilities of the Pegasi, and the strength of a good, true heart of an Earth Pony." [[TheMerch Trading cards]] previously [[http://theponyartcollection.tumblr.com/post/26391355776 listed]] them as being Pegasi and unicorns but not Earth ponies, and [[http://imgur.com/a/wANNz#GG1rT68 have]] [[http://imgur.com/a/wANNz#qACi5v9 since]] [[http://imgur.com/a/wANNz#qdfTkEw listed]] them as being all three. Only four Alicorns have appeared in the flesh so far in the show[[note]][[{{Blooper}} animation errors aside]][[/note]], Princesses Celestia, Luna, Cadance, and [[spoiler:Twilight Sparkle]]; an unnamed princess appears in a book in "Hearts and Hooves Day". Besides these few canonical Alicorns, several others have appeared outside of the show: Princess Skyla who has been released in the So Soft Newborn toyline, Celestia's four-year-old cousin Léon who appears in an illustrated French magazine story (but not in any North American canon), some characters created using VirtualPaperDoll WebGames, and some characters from TheMerch. Celestia & Luna are extremely powerful, able to raise the sun and moon daily, though it seems that this level of magical power is exclusive to just the two of them. Cadance, as of the end of the second season, has not displayed above average abilities for any of the three standard pony tribes, though her special spell can be extremely useful in the right circumstances. [[spoiler:Twilight Sparkle]] becomes one in the Season 3 finale by writing new magic. And in the season 4 finale "Twilight's Kingdom", we receive a new benchmark for alicorn power levels when we see that the combined magic of four alicorns is a dead stalemate for ''the combined magic of every other pony in Equestria '''plus Discord's'''''. (Also that the fight scene between Twilight wielding Celestia's, Luna's, and Cadance's powers in addition to her own vs. the supercharged BigBad was straight out of ''DragonBall'', to the point where Twilight literally got punched through a mountain sideways and it didn't even muss up her mane, and the post-fight landscape looked like a nuclear test site.)

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The rarest and most mysterious of the pony races. The TieInNovel ''Literature/TwilightSparkleAndTheCrystalHeartSpell'' establishes that an Alicorn is "a special breed of pony" "able to harness the magical powers of the Unicorns, the flight abilities of the Pegasi, and the strength of a good, true heart of an Earth Pony." [[TheMerch Trading cards]] previously [[http://theponyartcollection.tumblr.com/post/26391355776 listed]] them as being Pegasi and unicorns but not Earth ponies, and [[http://imgur.com/a/wANNz#GG1rT68 have]] [[http://imgur.com/a/wANNz#qACi5v9 since]] [[http://imgur.com/a/wANNz#qdfTkEw listed]] them as being all three. Only four five Alicorns have appeared in the flesh so far in the show[[note]][[{{Blooper}} animation errors aside]][[/note]], Princesses Celestia, Luna, Cadance, and [[spoiler:Twilight Sparkle]]; Sparkle]], and [[spoiler:Flurry Heart]]; an unnamed princess appears in a book in "Hearts and Hooves Day". Besides these few canonical Alicorns, several others have appeared outside of the show: Princess Skyla who has been released in the So Soft Newborn toyline, Celestia's four-year-old cousin Léon who appears in an illustrated French magazine story (but not in any North American canon), some characters created using VirtualPaperDoll WebGames, and some characters from TheMerch. Celestia & Luna are extremely powerful, able to raise the sun and moon daily, though it seems that this level of magical power is exclusive to just the two of them. Cadance, as of the end of the second season, has not displayed above average abilities for any of the three standard pony tribes, though her special spell can be extremely useful in the right circumstances. [[spoiler:Twilight Sparkle]] becomes one in the Season 3 finale by writing new magic. And in the season 4 finale "Twilight's Kingdom", we receive a new benchmark for alicorn power levels when we see that the combined magic of four alicorns is a dead stalemate for ''the combined magic of every other pony in Equestria '''plus Discord's'''''. (Also that the fight scene between Twilight wielding Celestia's, Luna's, and Cadance's powers in addition to her own vs. the supercharged BigBad was straight out of ''DragonBall'', to the point where Twilight literally got punched through a mountain sideways and it didn't even muss up her mane, and the post-fight landscape looked like a nuclear test site.)
10th Jan '16 10:17:51 AM nombretomado
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''Friendship Is Magic'' did not penetrate the mainstream consciousness until summer 2011, when Fox News issued a series of critiques of the ''"bronies"'' phenomenon, with William Kristol declaring it to be "worse than terrorism!" (The other people on the Fox panel were supportive of the trend), and other commentators comparing it to the adult fanbase of ''SpongebobSquarepants'', another cartoon known for its good writing that appealed to [[ParentalBonus children and adults]]. Of course, America has a long and storied history of [[AnimationAgeGhetto producing and marketing animation exclusively for kids]]. The resulting fan response led to a series of {{Shout Out}}s by other media figures, including Creator/StephenColbert (who gave a [[HandshakeSubstitute brohoof]] "to all my bronies!")

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''Friendship Is Magic'' did not penetrate the mainstream consciousness until summer 2011, when Fox News issued a series of critiques of the ''"bronies"'' phenomenon, with William Kristol declaring it to be "worse than terrorism!" (The other people on the Fox panel were supportive of the trend), and other commentators comparing it to the adult fanbase of ''SpongebobSquarepants'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', another cartoon known for its good writing that appealed to [[ParentalBonus children and adults]]. Of course, America has a long and storied history of [[AnimationAgeGhetto producing and marketing animation exclusively for kids]]. The resulting fan response led to a series of {{Shout Out}}s by other media figures, including Creator/StephenColbert (who gave a [[HandshakeSubstitute brohoof]] "to all my bronies!")
8th Nov '15 6:14:47 PM ANTMuddle
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The most commonly seen type of pony in Equestria. While being the "normals" among the races, lacking the overt magic of unicorns and the flight of pegasi, they nonetheless have their advantages. They tend to have greater endurance than other ponies and have a special connection to the earth, resulting in many of them, such as Applejack, becoming farmers. Also, the majority appear to have a superior sense of balance, poising objects with ease on their heads, backs or even noses. Earth ponies are the founders of the show's main setting, the town of Ponyville. WordOfGod states that earth ponies do have a passive magic that ties them to the earth and to caring for it, as demonstrated during "Fall Weather Friends" where the race held by earth ponies each year is required to transition the trees into the new season. The pageant in "Hearth's Warming Eve" shows that the Earth ponies were originally responsible for growing food for all three races, further proof of their botanical magic (which has included [[FertileFeet fertile hooves]]).

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The most commonly seen type of pony in Equestria. While being the "normals" among the races, lacking the overt magic of unicorns and the flight of pegasi, they nonetheless have their advantages. They tend to have greater endurance than other ponies and have a special connection to the earth, resulting in many of them, such as Applejack, becoming farmers. Also, the majority appear to have a superior sense of balance, poising objects with ease on their heads, backs or even noses. Earth ponies are the founders of the show's main setting, the town of Ponyville. WordOfGod states that earth ponies do have a passive magic that ties them to the earth and to caring for it, as demonstrated during "Fall Weather Friends" where the race held by earth ponies each year is required to transition the trees into the new season. The pageant in "Hearth's Warming Eve" shows that the Earth ponies were originally responsible for growing food for all three races, further proof of their botanical magic (which has included [[FertileFeet fertile hooves]]).
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8th Nov '15 6:13:43 PM ANTMuddle
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The most commonly seen type of pony in Equestria. While being the "normals" among the races, lacking the overt magic of unicorns and the flight of pegasi, they nonetheless have their advantages. They tend to have greater endurance than other ponies and have a special connection to the earth, resulting in many of them, such as Applejack, becoming farmers. Also, the majority appear to have a superior sense of balance, poising objects with ease on their heads, backs or even noses. Earth ponies are the founders of the show's main setting, the town of Ponyville. WordOfGod states that earth ponies do have a passive magic that ties them to the earth and to caring for it, as demonstrated during "Fall Weather Friends" where the race held by earth ponies each year is required to transition the trees into the new season. The pageant in "Hearth's Warming Eve" shows that the Earth ponies were originally responsible for growing food for all three races, further proof of their botanical magic.

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The most commonly seen type of pony in Equestria. While being the "normals" among the races, lacking the overt magic of unicorns and the flight of pegasi, they nonetheless have their advantages. They tend to have greater endurance than other ponies and have a special connection to the earth, resulting in many of them, such as Applejack, becoming farmers. Also, the majority appear to have a superior sense of balance, poising objects with ease on their heads, backs or even noses. Earth ponies are the founders of the show's main setting, the town of Ponyville. WordOfGod states that earth ponies do have a passive magic that ties them to the earth and to caring for it, as demonstrated during "Fall Weather Friends" where the race held by earth ponies each year is required to transition the trees into the new season. The pageant in "Hearth's Warming Eve" shows that the Earth ponies were originally responsible for growing food for all three races, further proof of their botanical magic.
magic (which has included [[FertileFeet fertile hooves]]).
4th Nov '15 12:36:28 PM ANTMuddle
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4th Nov '15 12:35:55 PM ANTMuddle
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When a character mentions "bits" within the storyline, they are probably referring to the standard InUniverse form of legal tender.
4th May '15 2:30:59 PM nombretomado
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Not yet shown but mentioned in "It's About Time", Tartarus is a place where many evil creatures are imprisoned and guarded by Cerberus. For those not familiar with GreekMythology, Tartarus is essentially the Greek version of {{Hell}}.

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Not yet shown but mentioned in "It's About Time", Tartarus is a place where many evil creatures are imprisoned and guarded by Cerberus. For those not familiar with GreekMythology, Myth/GreekMythology, Tartarus is essentially the Greek version of {{Hell}}.
5th Jan '15 10:05:37 AM nombretomado
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At least one episode is available in ''[[http://www.binweevils.com/ Bin Weevils]]'', the entire first season is available in German on the official [[http://www.nick.de/videos/show/1008-my-little-pony-freundschaft-ist-magie German]] & [[http://www.nick.ch/videos/show/1008-my-little-pony-freundschaft-ist-magie Swiss]] Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} sites, the episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E24MysteryOnTheFriendshipExpress "MMMystery on the Friendship Express"]] is available on Hasbro's official US [[http://www.hasbro.com/mylittlepony/en_US/media/browse.cfm?type=videos site]], the episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 "A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1"]] is available with Spanish {{fansub}}s on an official Mexican ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' [[http://mylittlepony.com.mx/index3.php site]], and one or two recent episodes are usually available on Creator/TheHub's official [[http://www.hubworld.com/my-little-pony/shows/friendship-is-magic/videos site]] in the US. [=DVDs=] are being released in various regions (with the completeness of the releases depending on the region), and selected episodes are being added in pairs to the Franchise/LeapFrog App Center. The entire first and second seasons are available from Website/YouTube and Google Play, the entire first through third seasons are available from {{Netflix}}, and all of the episodes that have already aired can be bought on [=iTunes=] if you're lucky enough to live somewhere in the one-third of the world where they're available. On July 4th 2011, the show began airing in the UK on Boomerang, and premiered on Boomerang worldwide soon after. German {{Audio Adaptation}}s of the show's first four episodes are available across two volumes in CD and [=MP3=] formats. The show's second season premiered on September 17th, 2011 and ended on April 21, 2012. A third season of [[http://www.nerdist.com/2012/07/nerdist-writers-panel-48-animation-celebration/ thirteen]] [[http://www.hasbrostudios.com/Our-Shows-Folder/My-Little-Pony 22-minute]] [[http://www.dhxmedia.com/animation/294-my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic.html episodes]] premiered on November 10, 2012 and ended on February 16, 2013. The show spawned a movie, ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls''. ''Friendship is Magic'' itself is getting a [[http://investorrelations.dhxmedia.com/docs/investorrelations/Financials_and_MDA/MDA_-_English_10_1_12.pdf fourth]] [[http://www.dhxmedia.com/press-room/317-dhx-media-reports-1st-quarter-results-and-sale-of-caillou-season-four-to-pbs-kids.html season]] of twenty-six 22-minute episodes, which is to premiere [[http://family-room.ew.com/2013/07/25/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-season-4-premiere/ on]] November 23, 2013.

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At least one episode is available in ''[[http://www.binweevils.com/ Bin Weevils]]'', the entire first season is available in German on the official [[http://www.nick.de/videos/show/1008-my-little-pony-freundschaft-ist-magie German]] & [[http://www.nick.ch/videos/show/1008-my-little-pony-freundschaft-ist-magie Swiss]] Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} sites, the episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E24MysteryOnTheFriendshipExpress "MMMystery on the Friendship Express"]] is available on Hasbro's official US [[http://www.hasbro.com/mylittlepony/en_US/media/browse.cfm?type=videos site]], the episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 "A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1"]] is available with Spanish {{fansub}}s on an official Mexican ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' [[http://mylittlepony.com.mx/index3.php site]], and one or two recent episodes are usually available on Creator/TheHub's official [[http://www.hubworld.com/my-little-pony/shows/friendship-is-magic/videos site]] in the US. [=DVDs=] are being released in various regions (with the completeness of the releases depending on the region), and selected episodes are being added in pairs to the Franchise/LeapFrog App Center. The entire first and second seasons are available from Website/YouTube and Google Play, the entire first through third seasons are available from {{Netflix}}, {{Creator/Netflix}}, and all of the episodes that have already aired can be bought on [=iTunes=] if you're lucky enough to live somewhere in the one-third of the world where they're available. On July 4th 2011, the show began airing in the UK on Boomerang, and premiered on Boomerang worldwide soon after. German {{Audio Adaptation}}s of the show's first four episodes are available across two volumes in CD and [=MP3=] formats. The show's second season premiered on September 17th, 2011 and ended on April 21, 2012. A third season of [[http://www.nerdist.com/2012/07/nerdist-writers-panel-48-animation-celebration/ thirteen]] [[http://www.hasbrostudios.com/Our-Shows-Folder/My-Little-Pony 22-minute]] [[http://www.dhxmedia.com/animation/294-my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic.html episodes]] premiered on November 10, 2012 and ended on February 16, 2013. The show spawned a movie, ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls''. ''Friendship is Magic'' itself is getting a [[http://investorrelations.dhxmedia.com/docs/investorrelations/Financials_and_MDA/MDA_-_English_10_1_12.pdf fourth]] [[http://www.dhxmedia.com/press-room/317-dhx-media-reports-1st-quarter-results-and-sale-of-caillou-season-four-to-pbs-kids.html season]] of twenty-six 22-minute episodes, which is to premiere [[http://family-room.ew.com/2013/07/25/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-season-4-premiere/ on]] November 23, 2013.
10th Nov '14 10:28:03 AM valar55
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Much like ''[[Franchise/StarTrek Trek]]'' or ''Series/DoctorWho'', the ''MLP'' fandom has spawned [[CultClassic its own culture]] with distinctive lingo and code phrases.[[labelnote:+]][[Memes/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic MAGNETO IS BEST PONY!]][[/labelnote]] The show and other official material even reference the fandom and occasionally [[AscendedFanon canonize fanon]], such as DJ Pon-3 and [[AscendedExtra Derpy]]. While the phrase "brony" originally referred to the male audience, it has since come to mean any adult fan of the show male or female to a certain extent (there are those who would call female fans "pegasisters").

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Much like ''[[Franchise/StarTrek Trek]]'' or ''Series/DoctorWho'', the ''MLP'' fandom has spawned [[CultClassic its own culture]] with distinctive lingo and code phrases.[[labelnote:+]][[Memes/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic [[note]][[Memes/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic MAGNETO IS BEST PONY!]][[/labelnote]] PONY!]][[/note]] The show and other official material even reference the fandom and occasionally [[AscendedFanon canonize fanon]], such as DJ Pon-3 and [[AscendedExtra Derpy]]. While the phrase "brony" originally referred to the male audience, it has since come to mean any adult fan of the show male or female to a certain extent (there are those who would call female fans "pegasisters").
30th Jul '14 11:57:00 AM Willbyr
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The show has spawned a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t38DPnkDjTM variety]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inlhwCRS4fQ of musical]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf0tYs5U5RI compositions]] and enormous quantities of fan art, enough to flood most of the ImageBoards on the 'net throughout 2011 (originating in the [[TheImageBoardThatMustNotBeNamed Anonymous boards]] on /co/, where series creators actually visited to interact with the surprising new subculture; but swiftly spreading to message boards devoted to topics as diverse as violent video games, wrestling, and heavy metal, with ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' in particular becoming seen as a fortress of '''''brony'''''-dom).

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The show has spawned a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t38DPnkDjTM variety]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inlhwCRS4fQ of musical]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf0tYs5U5RI compositions]] and enormous quantities of fan art, enough to flood most of the ImageBoards on the 'net throughout 2011 (originating in the [[TheImageBoardThatMustNotBeNamed [[Website/FourChan Anonymous boards]] on /co/, where series creators actually visited to interact with the surprising new subculture; but swiftly spreading to message boards devoted to topics as diverse as violent video games, wrestling, and heavy metal, with ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' in particular becoming seen as a fortress of '''''brony'''''-dom).
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