History EnsembleDarkhorse / MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic

3rd May '16 2:45:03 AM rafi
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* Princess Ember, introduced in "Gauntlet of Fire", had [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/04/drawfriend-stuff-dragonlord-ember.html#more a large amount of fan art]] within ''one day'' of her debut. Being a BadassPrincess with a cool design probably helped.

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* Princess Ember, introduced in "Gauntlet of Fire", Fire" and the first-ever female dragon with a name and a major speaking role seen on the show, had [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/04/drawfriend-stuff-dragonlord-ember.html#more a large amount of fan art]] within ''one day'' of her debut. Being a BadassPrincess with a cool design probably helped.
30th Apr '16 11:38:08 AM Josef5678
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** Octavia and Vinyl Scratch/DJ-Pon3 also form the fandom's second OTP, despite having never being shown in the same episode at the time. Be it through an OddFriendship, familial relations, romance, or being roommates, these characters will always have some relationship with each other when depicted in the fandom. This was given a nod in season 5, which showed them as music judges [[AllJustADream in a dream sequence]], and ultimately became [[AscendedFanon accepted canon]] shortly after in the 100th episode, which has them sharing a house in Ponyville together.

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** Octavia and Vinyl Scratch/DJ-Pon3 Scratch/DJ-[=Pon3=] also form the fandom's second OTP, despite having never being shown in the same episode at the time. Be it through an OddFriendship, familial relations, romance, or being roommates, these characters will always have some relationship with each other when depicted in the fandom. This was given a nod in season 5, which showed them as music judges [[AllJustADream in a dream sequence]], and ultimately became [[AscendedFanon accepted canon]] shortly after in the 100th episode, which has them sharing a house in Ponyville together.
18th Apr '16 6:03:20 AM mattthelurker
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* Princess Ember, introduced in "Gauntlet of Fire", had [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2016/04/drawfriend-stuff-dragonlord-ember.html#more a large amount of fan art]] within ''one day'' of her debut. Being a BadassPrincess with a cool design probably helped.
7th Apr '16 11:41:17 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* King Sombra is a subversion. Before anything was known about him whatsoever, he had spawned quite a lot of fan art. Indeed, before it was even known he was an actual character, with nothing to go on except a small EarlyBirdCameo, the fandom was disproportionately fascinated with him. Unfortunately, after the episode aired and fans noticed how little screentime and dialogue he had, fan reaction has been mixed. Ironically, many of his fans like him ''because'' of how little is made known about him, finding him mysterious and interesting because of it.
** The IDW comics series later revealed his origin, which was surprisingly dark and somewhat mirrored the fall of [[Franchise/StarWars Anakin Skywalker]].
2nd Apr '16 9:32:13 PM Serasia
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* [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTvSpecials Tirek]] might be an interesting case as in he was popular before he was even introduced, and for that matter, even before ''Friendship is Magic'' was made, remembered fondly by G1 fans for his [[VileVillainSaccharineShow sheer creepyness]]. In accordance with this, fanfics have long made a name of him as something to be feared. As of the finale, that fear was well placed.

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* [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTvSpecials Tirek]] might be an interesting case as in he was popular before he was even introduced, and for that matter, even before ''Friendship is Magic'' was made, remembered fondly by G1 fans for his [[VileVillainSaccharineShow sheer creepyness]].creepiness]]. In accordance with this, fanfics have long made a name of him as something to be feared. As of the finale, that fear was well placed.
24th Mar '16 7:49:35 AM ZarbiNerada
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* [[FanNickname Apocalypse Dash]], the battle-scarred alternate version of Rainbow Dash from the Crystal War Timeline in ''The Cutie Re-Mark, Part 1''. FireForgedFriends with the Pie sisters, and has clearly seen plenty of action, and is implied to be even more badass than her mane timeline counterpart--which takes a lot of doing.
19th Feb '16 12:54:31 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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Remember that if a character debuts [[MerchandiseDriven along with their toy-line]] and/or are heavily advertised, they're [[IntendedAudienceReaction meant to be popular]], which isn't bad, but not this trope. If they get toys and promotions [[BreakoutCharacter after their debuts]], they likely qualify as this.

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Remember that if a character debuts [[MerchandiseDriven along with their toy-line]] and/or are heavily advertised, they're [[IntendedAudienceReaction meant to be popular]], which isn't bad, but not this trope. If they get toys and promotions promotion [[BreakoutCharacter after their debuts]], they likely qualify as this.
19th Feb '16 12:47:50 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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19th Feb '16 12:46:08 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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Remember that if a character debuts [[MerchandiseDriven along with their toy-line]] and/or are heavily advertised, they're [[IntendedAudienceReaction meant to be popular]], which isn't bad, but not this trope. If they get toys and promotions [[BreakoutCharacter after their debuts]], they likely qualify as this.



%%* Zecora has quite a few fans too.



* Despite initial misgivings about characters that were transparently [[MerchandiseDriven for the toys]] and had many traits of {{Mary Sue}}s, Princess Cadance and Shining Armor became major fan favorites and were gladly accepted into the fandom consciousness and ever-growing fanon. The extra characterization from their comic book appearances and later episodes helped as well.



** Although Spitfire did get a bit of backlash for holding the {{Jerkass}} ball in "Rainbow Falls" and at the start of "Wonderbolts Academy", she still has a sizable amount of fans.



* Fancypants has an impressive fan base, especially for the female viewers of the show.
* Babs Seed, the fourth crusader, was warmly accepted by the fanbase. Her slightly different character model (she's bulkier than a standard filly) and Manehattanite background helps make her memorable.



* Cheese Sandwich already had a lot of fans popping up before the episode even aired. Then again, being voiced by WeirdAlYankovic will certainly do that. (The possible ShipTease with [[BirdsOfAFeather Pinkie Pie]] doesn't hurt either.)



* During the build up to season 5 Starlight Glimmer was already starting to get noticed by fans both for her unique design and her WellIntentionedExtremist personality. Come the fifth season premiere and she's quickly developed a LoveToHate following due to both being enough of a BadassNormal that [[spoiler: she's able to steal the cutie marks of the mane cast, even ''Twilight's'' with just her magic]] and for the first time in the series' history managing to be resourceful enough to [[spoiler: escape any sort of punishment even after her defeat.]] Many are hoping that she'll wind up being a recurring antagonist for the season, and fans practically hit the ceiling when [[spoiler: it was confirmed that she'd be returning for the two-part season finale.]]



* Countess Coloratura (or "Rara" for short) has developed quite a cult following since her debut on "The Mane Attraction".
* Princess Flurry Heart, the newly-arrived offspring of Princess Cadence and Shining Armor, has been revealed via screenshots months before her debut episode. She has already gained a lot of fans mainly due to how adorable she looks, but the one unusual trait that has caught everyone's attention is how enormous her wings are. Needless to say, there has already been an explosion of fan arts of this character.

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* Countess Coloratura (or "Rara" for short) has developed quite a cult following since her debut on "The Mane Attraction".
* Princess Flurry Heart, the newly-arrived offspring of Princess Cadence and Shining Armor, has been revealed via screenshots months before her debut episode. She has already gained a lot of fans mainly due to how adorable she looks, but the one unusual trait that has caught everyone's attention is how enormous her wings are. Needless to say, there has already been an explosion of fan arts of this character.



* Nearly ''every single'' background character is given at least a name by the fans, if not an entire personality and history (especially if they have a unique design), and they'll receive fanart within a day of airing. Below are above & beyond the most popular and the ones the fandom is most familiar with.

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* Nearly ''every single'' background character is given at least a name by the fans, if not an entire personality and history (especially if they have a unique design), and they'll receive fanart within a day of airing. Below are above & beyond the most popular and the ones the fandom is most familiar with.



** Lyra often appears alongside a pony that appears to be an {{Expy}} of Bon Bon from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales'' (and is {{fan nickname}}d as such, although merchandise now officially names her Sweetie Drops), originally due to the way their colorations complement each other (as is standard practice with the placement of background ponies in crowd shots). This circumstance resulted in a lot of fan works depicting the two together in some way, whether as best friends, roommates, or romantic partners. And while Bon Bon doesn't get nearly the same amount of attention on her own as Lyra does, the two together are ''the'' most widely accepted pairing, and basically the [[OneTruePairing OTP]] of the fandom. Yet another aspect of fanon that has been recognized in official media, such as being intentionally placed together in the [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RK5t9FdkbvY/Tih7QCZ1xFI/AAAAAAAAAPg/08Ozl7NmmTY/s1600/ponyposter.jpg famous Comic Con poster]] and participating in {{Funny Background Event}}s in several episodes (such as [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E10SecretOfMyExcess "Secret of My Excess"]], where they share one with Derpy).
*** Bon Bon does have one bit of notoriety among the fans: she is easily the most talkative of the background ponies. To date, she has spoken in five separate episodes[[note]]12 ("Call of the Cutie"), 20 ("Green Isn't Your Color"), 29 ("Lesson Zero"), 41 ("Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000"), and 45 ("Putting Your Hoof Down")[[/note]], each time with a totally different voice. This has led to the fanon meme that [[ManOfAThousandVoices she is or aspires to be a voice actor]], which was turned on it's head in episode 100, which revealed her as a secret agent.

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** * Lyra often appears alongside a pony that appears to be an {{Expy}} of Bon Bon from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales'' (and is {{fan nickname}}d as such, although merchandise now officially names her Sweetie Drops), originally due to the way their colorations complement each other (as is standard practice with the placement of background ponies in crowd shots). This circumstance resulted in a lot of fan works depicting the two together in some way, whether as best friends, roommates, or romantic partners. And while Bon Bon doesn't get nearly the same amount of attention on her own as Lyra does, the two together are ''the'' most widely accepted pairing, and basically the [[OneTruePairing OTP]] of the fandom. Yet another aspect of fanon that has been recognized in official media, such as being intentionally placed together in the [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RK5t9FdkbvY/Tih7QCZ1xFI/AAAAAAAAAPg/08Ozl7NmmTY/s1600/ponyposter.jpg famous Comic Con poster]] and participating in {{Funny Background Event}}s in several episodes (such as [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E10SecretOfMyExcess "Secret of My Excess"]], where they share one with Derpy).
*** ** Bon Bon does have one bit of notoriety among the fans: she is easily the most talkative of the background ponies. To date, she has spoken in five separate episodes[[note]]12 ("Call of the Cutie"), 20 ("Green Isn't Your Color"), 29 ("Lesson Zero"), 41 ("Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000"), and 45 ("Putting Your Hoof Down")[[/note]], each time with a totally different voice. This has led to the fanon meme that [[ManOfAThousandVoices she is or aspires to be a voice actor]], which was turned on it's head in episode 100, which revealed her as a secret agent.



* [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2013/03/sunset-shimmer-celestias-mystery.html Sunset Shimmer]] has gotten the attention of a lot of bronies for various reasons, including her CoolMask, her similar ThemeNaming to Twilight Sparkle, and her description of being a former student of Princess Celestia. This has lead to her being the subject of a lot of EpilepticTrees, even though WordOfGod said that she won't appear in show.
** When the ''Equestria Girls'' movie reveals Sunset Shimmer to be the BigBad, her popularity dropped drastically compared to the popularity she had before the movie. Despite the HypeBacklash, she still has her fans, if only for [[EvilIsCool her character design]] and Creator/RebeccaShoichet's performance.
*** After the IDW comics gave her backstory some much-needed fleshing out, her popularity tentatively rose again. She's not as popular as any of the other {{Big Bad}}s, but she has a dedicated fanbase nonetheless.
** Just when it seemed she'd ultimately be written off as a bland villain, the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks sequel]] shows her genuinely trying to move on after her HeelFaceTurn, something fans of the first weren't expecting as they felt it was somewhat forced and wouldn't be followed up on. Her [[TheWoobie very sympathetic struggles]] and [[BreakTheHaughty harsh treatment by the students, villains, and even by the Humane Six]], topped off with her MomentOfAwesome at the film's climax have caused most of her detractors to do a complete 180. Against all odds, her popularity's skyrocketed her to become one of the most warmly-received side characters. The fan enthusiasm [[UpToEleven grew even stronger]] after an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqnbYUG6Bn8 out-of-the-blue music video]] popped up. It's not uncommon to hear some demanding she make an appearance in the show itself.
** As of Friendship Games, her redemption has come full circle. But the deleted version of "More That's Out There" shown that she's homesick for Equestria and is torn between going back and keeping her new friends.
* The Dazzlings, the villains from Rainbow Rocks, though coldly received as a merch tie-in at first, -were loved by the Bronies when their song Let's Have a Battle (Of the Bands) was leaked, showing that the stakes were being raised this time around. Their [[EvilIsSexy attractive designs and animations]], [[EarWorm very catchy singing]], and [[SurpriseCreepy unexpectedly menacing final forms]] made them all well-liked as antagonists. Sonata sticks out because of her role as TheDitz for the trio, though Adagio is gaining ground for her [[MagnificentBastard devious planning]].
* [[spoiler: Human Twilight]] after her appearance in TheStinger.
** Her role in Friendship Games sealed her popularity, turning a retread of the first episode of the series into something more and showing a potential path her pony self could've ended up taking.

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* [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2013/03/sunset-shimmer-celestias-mystery.html Sunset Shimmer]] has gotten the attention of a lot of bronies for various reasons, including her CoolMask, her similar ThemeNaming to Twilight Sparkle, and her description of being a former student of Princess Celestia. This has lead to her being the subject of a lot of EpilepticTrees, even though WordOfGod said that she won't appear in show.
** When the ''Equestria Girls'' movie reveals Sunset Shimmer to be the BigBad, her popularity dropped drastically compared to the popularity she had before the movie. Despite the HypeBacklash, she still has her fans, if only for [[EvilIsCool her character design]] and Creator/RebeccaShoichet's performance.
*** After the IDW comics gave her backstory some much-needed fleshing out, her popularity tentatively rose again. She's not as popular as any of the other {{Big Bad}}s, but she has a dedicated fanbase nonetheless.
** Just when it seemed she'd ultimately be written off as a bland villain, the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks sequel]] shows her genuinely trying to move on after her HeelFaceTurn, something fans of the first weren't expecting as they felt it was somewhat forced and wouldn't be followed up on. Her [[TheWoobie very sympathetic struggles]] and [[BreakTheHaughty harsh treatment by the students, villains, and even by the Humane Six]], topped off with her MomentOfAwesome at the film's climax have caused most of her detractors to do a complete 180. Against all odds, her popularity's skyrocketed her to become one of the most warmly-received side characters. The fan enthusiasm [[UpToEleven grew even stronger]] after an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqnbYUG6Bn8 out-of-the-blue music video]] popped up. It's not uncommon to hear some demanding she make an appearance in the show itself.
** As of Friendship Games, her redemption has come full circle. But the deleted version of "More That's Out There" shown that she's homesick for Equestria and is torn between going back and keeping her new friends.
* The Dazzlings, the villains from Rainbow Rocks, though coldly received as a merch tie-in at first, -were loved by the Bronies when their song Let's Have a Battle (Of the Bands) was leaked, showing that the stakes were being raised this time around. Their [[EvilIsSexy attractive designs and animations]], [[EarWorm very catchy singing]], and [[SurpriseCreepy unexpectedly menacing final forms]] made them all well-liked as antagonists. Sonata sticks out because of her role as TheDitz for the trio, though Adagio is gaining ground for her [[MagnificentBastard devious planning]].
* [[spoiler: Human Twilight]] after her appearance in TheStinger.
** Her
TheStinger. This was well before her role in Friendship Games sealed her popularity, turning a retread of the first episode of the series into something more and showing a potential path her pony self could've ended up taking.taking.
16th Feb '16 11:38:37 AM ZePappyPawtrol
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* Princess Flurry Heart, the newly-arrived offspring of Princess Cadence and Shining Armor, has been revealed via screenshots months before her debut episode. She has already gained a lot of fans mainly due to how adorable she looks, but the one unusual trait that has caught everyone's attention is how enormous her wings are. Needless to say, there has already been an explosion of fan arts of this character.
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