History DorkAge / WesternAnimation

22nd Jun '17 6:34:13 AM SolidSonicTH
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** ''Friendship is Magic'' has seen its own share of arguable dips. The initial one was the reaction to the departure of Creator/LaurenFaust following the first season, though this was brief and the second season was widely regarded as a good torch carrier by the end. The second (and most prominent) was during the third season, which was shorter than the rest and didn't feel as well-written (with various fandom theories accusing the decision to make main character Twilight Sparkle an alicorn princess [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E13MagicalMysteryCure at the end]] or the introduction of the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' franchise as the main culprits). The show managed to redeem itself with a stronger (and lengthier) fourth season. Finally the sixth season has been targeted as another weak point due to the presence of Starlight Glimmer, the central antagonist of the previous season, and accusations she is a one-pony SpotlightStealingSquad and/or a CanonSue. The seventh season seems to be allaying those concerns with some highly praised episodes like "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E7ParentalGlideance Parental Glideance]]", "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E10ARoyalProblem A Royal Problem]]" (which has also helped Starlight Glimmer's appeal in the process), and "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E13ThePerfectPear The Perfect Pear]]".

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** ''Friendship is Magic'' has seen its own share of arguable dips. The initial one was the reaction to the departure of Creator/LaurenFaust following the first season, though this was brief and the second season was widely regarded as a good torch carrier by the end. The second (and most prominent) was during the third season, which was shorter than the rest and didn't feel as well-written (with various fandom theories accusing the decision to make main character Twilight Sparkle an alicorn princess [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E13MagicalMysteryCure at the end]] or the introduction of the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' franchise as the main culprits). The show managed to redeem itself with a stronger (and lengthier) fourth season. Finally the sixth season has been targeted as another weak point due to the presence of Starlight Glimmer, the central antagonist of the previous season, and accusations sentiments she is a one-pony SpotlightStealingSquad and/or a CanonSue. The seventh season seems to be allaying those concerns with some highly praised episodes like "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E7ParentalGlideance Parental Glideance]]", "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E10ARoyalProblem A Royal Problem]]" (which has also helped Starlight Glimmer's appeal in the process), and "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E13ThePerfectPear The Perfect Pear]]".
22nd Jun '17 6:21:13 AM SolidSonicTH
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** ''Friendship is Magic'' has seen its own share of arguable dips. The initial one was the reaction to the departure of Creator/LaurenFaust following the first season, though this was brief and the second season was widely regarded as a good torch carrier by the end. The second (and most prominent) was during the third season, which was shorter than the rest and didn't feel as well-written (with various fandom theories accusing the decision to make main character Twilight Sparkle an alicorn princess at the end or the introduction of the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' franchise as the main culprits). The show managed to redeem itself with a stronger (and lengthier) fourth season. Finally the sixth season has been targeted as another weak point due to the presence of Starlight Glimmer, the central antagonist of the previous season, and accusations she is a one-pony SpotlightStealingSquad and/or a CanonSue. The seventh season seems to be allaying those concerns with some highly praised episodes like "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E7ParentalGlideance Parental Glideance]]", "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E10ARoyalProblem A Royal Problem]]" (which has also helped Starlight Glimmer's appeal in the process), and "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E13ThePerfectPear The Perfect Pear]]".

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** ''Friendship is Magic'' has seen its own share of arguable dips. The initial one was the reaction to the departure of Creator/LaurenFaust following the first season, though this was brief and the second season was widely regarded as a good torch carrier by the end. The second (and most prominent) was during the third season, which was shorter than the rest and didn't feel as well-written (with various fandom theories accusing the decision to make main character Twilight Sparkle an alicorn princess [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E13MagicalMysteryCure at the end end]] or the introduction of the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' franchise as the main culprits). The show managed to redeem itself with a stronger (and lengthier) fourth season. Finally the sixth season has been targeted as another weak point due to the presence of Starlight Glimmer, the central antagonist of the previous season, and accusations she is a one-pony SpotlightStealingSquad and/or a CanonSue. The seventh season seems to be allaying those concerns with some highly praised episodes like "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E7ParentalGlideance Parental Glideance]]", "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E10ARoyalProblem A Royal Problem]]" (which has also helped Starlight Glimmer's appeal in the process), and "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E13ThePerfectPear The Perfect Pear]]".
22nd Jun '17 6:20:27 AM SolidSonicTH
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** ''Friendship is Magic'' has seen its own share of arguable dips. The initial one was the reaction to the departure of Creator/LaurenFaust following the first season, though this was brief and the second season was widely regarded as a good torch carrier by the end. The second (and most prominent) was during the third season, which was shorter than the rest and didn't feel as well-written (with various fandom theories accusing the decision to make main character Twilight Sparkle an alicorn princess at the end or the introduction of the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' franchise as the main culprits). The show managed to redeem itself with a stronger (and lengthier) fourth season. Finally the sixth season has been targeted as another weak point due to the presence of Starlight Glimmer, the central antagonist of the previous season, and accusations she is a one-pony SpotlightStealingSquad and/or a CanonSue. The seventh season seems to be allaying those concerns with some highly praised episodes like "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E8ParentalGlideance Parental Glideance]]", "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E10ARoyalProblem A Royal Problem]]" (which has also helped Starlight Glimmer's appeal in the process), and "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E13APerfectPear A Perfect Pear]]".

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** ''Friendship is Magic'' has seen its own share of arguable dips. The initial one was the reaction to the departure of Creator/LaurenFaust following the first season, though this was brief and the second season was widely regarded as a good torch carrier by the end. The second (and most prominent) was during the third season, which was shorter than the rest and didn't feel as well-written (with various fandom theories accusing the decision to make main character Twilight Sparkle an alicorn princess at the end or the introduction of the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' franchise as the main culprits). The show managed to redeem itself with a stronger (and lengthier) fourth season. Finally the sixth season has been targeted as another weak point due to the presence of Starlight Glimmer, the central antagonist of the previous season, and accusations she is a one-pony SpotlightStealingSquad and/or a CanonSue. The seventh season seems to be allaying those concerns with some highly praised episodes like "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E8ParentalGlideance "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E7ParentalGlideance Parental Glideance]]", "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E10ARoyalProblem A Royal Problem]]" (which has also helped Starlight Glimmer's appeal in the process), and "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E13APerfectPear A "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E13ThePerfectPear The Perfect Pear]]".
22nd Jun '17 6:19:21 AM SolidSonicTH
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** ''Friendship is Magic'' has seen its own share of arguable dork ages. The initial one was the reaction to the departure of Creator/LaurenFaust following the first season, though this was brief and the second season was widely regarded as a good torch carrier by the end. The second (and most prominent) was during the third season, which was shorter than the rest and didn't feel as well-written (with various fandom theories accusing the decision to make main character Twilight Sparkle an alicorn princess at the end or the introduction of the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' franchise as the main culprits). The show managed to redeem itself with a stronger (and lengthier) fourth season. Finally the sixth season has been targeted as another weak point due to the presence of Starlight Glimmer, the central antagonist of the previous season, and accusations she is a one-pony SpotlightStealingSquad and/or a CanonSue. The seventh season seems to be allaying those concerns with some highly praised episodes like "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E8ParentalGlideance Parental Glideance]]", "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E10ARoyalProblem A Royal Problem]]" (which has also helped Starlight Glimmer's appeal in the process), and "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E13APerfectPear A Perfect Pear]]".

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** ''Friendship is Magic'' has seen its own share of arguable dork ages.dips. The initial one was the reaction to the departure of Creator/LaurenFaust following the first season, though this was brief and the second season was widely regarded as a good torch carrier by the end. The second (and most prominent) was during the third season, which was shorter than the rest and didn't feel as well-written (with various fandom theories accusing the decision to make main character Twilight Sparkle an alicorn princess at the end or the introduction of the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' franchise as the main culprits). The show managed to redeem itself with a stronger (and lengthier) fourth season. Finally the sixth season has been targeted as another weak point due to the presence of Starlight Glimmer, the central antagonist of the previous season, and accusations she is a one-pony SpotlightStealingSquad and/or a CanonSue. The seventh season seems to be allaying those concerns with some highly praised episodes like "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E8ParentalGlideance Parental Glideance]]", "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E10ARoyalProblem A Royal Problem]]" (which has also helped Starlight Glimmer's appeal in the process), and "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E13APerfectPear A Perfect Pear]]".
22nd Jun '17 6:19:05 AM SolidSonicTH
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** ''Friendship is Magic'' has seen its own share of arguable dork ages. The initial one was the reaction to the departure of Creator/LaurenFaust following the first season, though this was brief and the second season was widely regarded as a good torch carrier by the end. The second (and most prominent) was during the third season, which was shorter than the rest and didn't feel as well-written (with various fandom theories accusing the decision to make main character Twilight Sparkle an alicorn princess at the end or the introduction of the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' franchise as the main culprits). The show managed to redeem itself with a stronger (and lengthier) fourth season. Finally the sixth season has been targeted as another weak point due to the presence of Starlight Glimmer, the central antagonist of the previous season, and accusations she is a one-pony SpotlightStealingSquad and/or a CanonSue. The seventh season seems to be allaying those concerns with some highly praised episodes like "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E8ParentalGlideance Parental Glideance]]", "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E10ARoyalProblem A Royal Problem]]" (which has also helped Starlight Glimmer's appeal in the process), and "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E13APerfectPear A Perfect Pear]]".
27th May '17 3:21:43 PM AlternativeCola
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** The [[WesternAnimation/Ben102016 2016 reboot]] is considered to be this with some fans not happy of the reboot being more comedic than the original series, along with having 11-minute episodes than 22-minutes and not helped by the fact that it gets flack for similar reasons as ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016''. This has gotten to the point that the sequels have become more viewed positively, though they're still divisive, with ''Omniverse'' being the most divisive of the sequels.

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** The [[WesternAnimation/Ben102016 2016 reboot]] is considered to be this with some fans not happy of the reboot being more comedic than the original series, along with having 11-minute episodes than 22-minutes and not helped by the fact that it gets flack for similar reasons as ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016''. This has gotten to the point that the sequels have become more been viewed more positively, though they're still divisive, with ''Omniverse'' being the most divisive of the sequels.
27th May '17 3:20:50 PM AlternativeCola
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** The [[WesternAnimation/Ben102016 2016 reboot]] is considered to be this with some fans not happy of the reboot being more comedic than the original series, along with having 11-minute episodes than 22-minutes and not helped by the fact that it gets flack for similar reasons as ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016''. This has gotten to the point that the sequels have become more viewed positively, though they're still divisive, with ''Omniverse'' being the most divisive of the sequels.
15th May '17 8:18:09 AM Theokal3
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** ''Omniverse'': Due to its DenserAndWackier tone, redesign, Gwen and Kevin [[DemotedToExtra demoted to recurring characters]], a VoodooShark plot twist that [[spoiler:Manny, Helen and Alan are humans who were genetically enhanced with alien powers than being human-alien hybrids]], the ArcFatigue of the Incurseans story arc, attempting to [[RevisitingTheRoots be more like the original series]], Ben being a Superboy-Prime type person when he [[spoiler:[[ReplacementGoldfish recreates the entire universe after it was destroyed, implying that everyone from the previous series is dead and that everyone is just an identical copy]]]], a major PlotHole in which [[spoiler:after Ben kills Malware in the past when the latter kills Feedback, which leads to him unable to rescan Feedback's species in the present as it contradicted that his original Omnitrix was destroyed at the end of ''Alien Force'', therefore such a problem would not exist with the newer model]], breaking up Ben and Julie, with Ben ultimately ending up with Kai, several cases of {{Flanderization}} and the SeasonalRot after the second story arc that the show didn't recover as the later six story arcs was not well-received by fans.

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** ''Omniverse'': Due to its DenserAndWackier tone, redesign, Gwen and Kevin [[DemotedToExtra demoted to recurring characters]], a VoodooShark plot twist that [[spoiler:Manny, Helen and Alan are humans who were genetically enhanced with alien powers than being human-alien hybrids]], the ArcFatigue of the Incurseans story arc, attempting to [[RevisitingTheRoots be more like the original series]], Ben being a Superboy-Prime type person when he [[spoiler:[[ReplacementGoldfish recreates the entire universe after it was destroyed, implying that everyone from the previous series is dead and that everyone is just an identical copy]]]], a major PlotHole in which [[spoiler:after Ben kills Malware in the past when the latter kills Feedback, which leads to him unable to rescan Feedback's species in the present as it contradicted that his original Omnitrix was destroyed at the end of ''Alien Force'', therefore such a problem would not exist with the newer model]], breaking up Ben and Julie, Julie in a very forced way, with Ben ultimately ending up with Kai, [[TheScrappy Kai]], several cases of {{Flanderization}} and the SeasonalRot after the second story arc that the show didn't recover as the later six story arcs was not well-received by fans.
23rd Mar '17 9:32:00 PM KoopaKid17
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* The ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' cartoons had a Dork Age that lasted for nearly two decades (1992-2009). It started with the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales'' series, and continued with the LighterAndSofter Generation 3 and Generation 3.5, which is considered to be the worst part of it. Generation 2 didn't even get a show. It finally ended with [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Generation 4]] and the rise of [[PeripheryDemographic bronies]].

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* The ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' cartoons had a Dork Age that lasted for nearly two decades (1992-2009). It started with the [[BrokenBase divisive]] ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales'' series, and continued with the LighterAndSofter Generation 3 and Generation 3.5, which is considered to be the worst part of it. Generation 2 didn't even get a show. It finally ended with [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Generation 4]] and the rise of [[PeripheryDemographic bronies]].
5th Feb '17 5:45:24 PM HarpieSiren
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* When you see WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse [[FullyDressedCartoonAnimal fully dressed with a hat and long pants]], and it's not a costume trying to invoke a certain setting or role, you know he's not going to be any more interesting than your neighbor. Disney historians fully admit the increased emphasis on WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck and WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} was partly caused by Mickey's iconic fame making him slightly inflexible and too 'sweet' to put in funny cartoons or as anyone's foil. Earlier, he was a mischievous adventurer (''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', [[OlderThanTheyThink ironically]], is fairly close to this depiction). DorkAge Mickey sits at home and gives Pluto orders like a bossy, boring parent.
** Another indication of DorkAge Mickey is if he had eyebrows on him. Eyebrows below face borders[[note]]The lines that separates Mickey's black fur from his white or cream face[[/note]] that normally function as [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment eyebrows.]] {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the Disney Vault ''[[Series/SaturdayNightLive TV Funhouse]]'' sketch ("You're supposed to be ''funny''?"). That line came about from Robert Smigel's puzzlement of Mickey Mouse being such an iconic kids character when most kids can't actually name a defining trait or characteristic for him.

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* When you see WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse [[FullyDressedCartoonAnimal fully dressed with a hat and long pants]], and it's not a costume trying to invoke a certain setting or role, you know he's not going to be any more interesting than your neighbor. Disney historians fully admit the increased emphasis on WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck and WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} was partly caused by Mickey's iconic fame making him slightly inflexible and too 'sweet' to put in funny cartoons or as anyone's foil. Earlier, he was a mischievous adventurer (''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', [[OlderThanTheyThink ironically]], is fairly close to this depiction). DorkAge Mickey sits at home and gives Pluto orders like a bossy, boring parent.
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parent. Another indication of DorkAge Mickey is if he had eyebrows on him. Eyebrows below face borders[[note]]The lines that separates Mickey's black fur from his white or cream face[[/note]] that normally function as [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment eyebrows.]] {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the Disney Vault ''[[Series/SaturdayNightLive TV Funhouse]]'' sketch ("You're supposed to be ''funny''?"). That line came about from Robert Smigel's puzzlement of Mickey Mouse being such an iconic kids character when most kids can't actually name a defining trait or characteristic for him.
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