History FandomSpecificPlot / MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic

5th Dec '17 5:01:26 PM nombretomado
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* Ever since the Pinkie Pie-centric DarkFic ''{{Cupcakes}}'' became a smash hit, slews of fanfics have followed in its footsteps. They typically involve a character turning evil (or turning out to be evil all along), usually for no good reason, and slaughtering one or more other characters, usually for no good reason either. Almost all Mane Six members have at least one popular fanfic with this premise. Rainbow Dash has ''Rainbow Factory'', Twilight Sparkle has ''The Experiments of Twilight Sparkle'', Rarity has ''Rarity's New Dress''. Fluttershy is a variation - her ''Pattycakes'' contains no gratuitous violence, but it's often said to be just as traumatizing than the above fics, if not more so. Secondary characters get this too - Big Macintosh has the infamous ''Sweet Apple Massacre'', Cheerilee has ''Cheerilee's Garden'', and Trixie has ''Trixie's Funhouse''.

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* Ever since the Pinkie Pie-centric DarkFic ''{{Cupcakes}}'' ''Fanfic/{{Cupcakes}}'' became a smash hit, slews of fanfics have followed in its footsteps. They typically involve a character turning evil (or turning out to be evil all along), usually for no good reason, and slaughtering one or more other characters, usually for no good reason either. Almost all Mane Six members have at least one popular fanfic with this premise. Rainbow Dash has ''Rainbow Factory'', Twilight Sparkle has ''The Experiments of Twilight Sparkle'', Rarity has ''Rarity's New Dress''. Fluttershy is a variation - her ''Pattycakes'' contains no gratuitous violence, but it's often said to be just as traumatizing than the above fics, if not more so. Secondary characters get this too - Big Macintosh has the infamous ''Sweet Apple Massacre'', Cheerilee has ''Cheerilee's Garden'', and Trixie has ''Trixie's Funhouse''.
14th Nov '17 11:42:50 PM BobRiddle
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* ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017 The Movie]]'' is often subjected to fics that shorten it significantly given how easily the Mane 6 were able to beat the Storm King and his troops. Having this happen in the prologue would have saved us a movie.
2nd Aug '17 9:21:50 PM Theriocephalus
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** Prior to his reformation, Discord was a prime choice for an UltimateEvil-type entity when one was needed to act as the BigBad of a story, due to his nature as a god of chaos and disharmony and even now being one of the most powerful characters in the series short of Celestia and Luna.

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** Prior to his reformation, Discord was a prime choice for an UltimateEvil-type entity when one was needed to act as the BigBad of a story, due to his nature as a god of chaos and disharmony and even now being one of the most powerful characters in the series short series. A key part of this was how, in terms of sheer power, he was shown outclassing even Celestia and Luna.Luna, who had been the most powerful beings in the show (and by extension in most or all fanons) before he appeared.



** Alternatively, an even ''worse'' evil shows up for the mane six to thwart, most commonly yet another SealedEvilInACan that Celestia and Luna dealt with millennia ago. Though considering this is how Seasons 1, 2, 3, ''and'' 4 began (and how 4 ended), it might just qualify as standard series narrative at this point

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** Alternatively, an even ''worse'' evil shows up for the mane six to thwart, most commonly yet another SealedEvilInACan that Celestia and Luna dealt with millennia ago. Though considering this is how Seasons 1, 2, 3, ''and'' 4 began (and (''and'' how 4 ended), it might just qualify as standard series narrative at this pointpoint.
23rd May '17 3:29:42 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Many a [[FanPreferredCouple Bonbon and Lyra]] fic are about Lyra being unable to get a job, as she's a musician in {{Fanon}}. [=LyraBon=] itself is a very common ship, and the pair is frequently presented as together or married even in random stories that aren't even about them. Then, as you're probably expecting by now, it ([[GettingCrapPastTheRadar kinda]])happened.

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* Many a [[FanPreferredCouple Bonbon and Lyra]] fic are about Lyra being unable to get a job, as she's a musician in {{Fanon}}. [=LyraBon=] itself is a very common ship, and the pair is frequently presented as together or married even in random stories that aren't even about them. Then, as you're probably expecting by now, it ([[GettingCrapPastTheRadar kinda]])happened.kinda]]) happened.
23rd May '17 3:27:48 PM JJHIL325
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* After ''A Canterlot Wedding'' aired, a lot of people were disappointed with how the inevitable fallout from [[spoiler: Twilight's outburst at the wedding rehearsal]] was just casually brushed aside as if it never happened and how there was minimal onscreen apology to Twilight. Deconstructions of the episode, [[Fanfic/TheNuptialverse ranging from the rest of the cast (and occasionally Twilight as well) still feeling incredibly guilty about the whole thing]] to [[Fanfic/FaithAndDoubt Twilight going completely nuts about it]] cropped up almost immediately, making it the episode with the most [[AccusationFic Accusation Fics]] attached to it in FIM. A subplot would usually include mention that the kingdom nearly getting conquered would serve as a black mark on Celestia and Shining Armor's reputation, especially when they were both warned beforehand and heavily prepared for a threat, usually leading to rebellions or a call for Celestia to step down, with some more darker stories having Celestia tried for treason (with or without a guilty verdict and/or an execution). Regardless of what will happen, you can ''always'' expect [[LoveGoddess Cadance]] to lay the [[WhatTheHellHero verbal smackdown]] on the ponies, and/or Twilight's parents to take her side on the issue.

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* After ''A Canterlot Wedding'' aired, a lot of people were disappointed with how the inevitable fallout from [[spoiler: Twilight's outburst at the wedding rehearsal]] was [[AngstWhatAngst just casually brushed aside by all involved as if it never happened and how there was minimal onscreen apology to Twilight. happened]]. Deconstructions of the episode, [[Fanfic/TheNuptialverse ranging from the rest of the cast (and occasionally Twilight as well) still feeling incredibly guilty about the whole thing]] to [[Fanfic/FaithAndDoubt Twilight going completely nuts about it]] cropped up almost immediately, making it the episode with the most [[AccusationFic Accusation Fics]] attached to it in FIM.immediately. A subplot would usually include mention that the kingdom nearly getting conquered would serve as a black mark on Celestia and Shining Armor's reputation, especially when they were both warned beforehand and heavily prepared for a threat, usually leading to rebellions or a call for Celestia to step down, with some more darker stories having Celestia tried for treason (with or without a guilty verdict and/or an execution). Regardless of what will happen, you can ''always'' expect [[LoveGoddess Cadance]] to lay the [[WhatTheHellHero verbal smackdown]] on the ponies, and/or Twilight's parents to take her side on the issue.
10th Nov '16 6:37:13 PM SuperFeatherYoshi
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** An unbelievably large amount of these HIE stories involve military personnel of some sort being sent to Equestria. Said military personnel almost always appear in the Everfree Forest and almost always has to fight a monster from the show, most frequently a manticore or timber wolves. Also, the ponies will almost always be inexplicably hostile to the human.

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** An unbelievably large amount of these HIE stories involve military personnel of some sort being sent to Equestria. Said military personnel almost always appear in the Everfree Forest and almost always has to fight a monster from the show, most frequently a manticore or timber wolves. Also, the ponies will almost always be inexplicably hostile to the human.human and/or be horrified that said human kills for a living.
10th Nov '16 6:35:34 PM SuperFeatherYoshi
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** An unbelievably large amount of these HIE stories involve military personnel of some sort being sent to Equestria. Said military personnel almost always appear in the Everfree Forest and almost always has to fight a monster from the show, most frequently a manticore or timber wolves. Also, the ponies will almost always be inexplicably hostile to the human.
27th Oct '16 8:36:40 AM SAMAS
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* Unless it's a story where EveryoneIsGay, Rainbow Dash is the go-to choice for a lesbian or bi-curious character. Some fics in turn play with this by having her defy this stereotype and be offended by other characters making this presumption of her, just because she has rainbow hair.

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* Unless it's a story where EveryoneIsGay, Rainbow Dash is the go-to choice for a lesbian or bi-curious character. Some fics in turn play with this by having her defy this stereotype and be offended by other characters making this presumption of her, just because she has a tomboyish personality and rainbow hair.



* Many a [[FanPreferredCouple Bonbon and Lyra]] fic are about Lyra being unable to get a job, as she's a musician in {{Fanon}}. [=LyraBon=] itself is a very common ship, and the pair is frequently presented as together or married even in random stories that aren't even about them.

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* Many a [[FanPreferredCouple Bonbon and Lyra]] fic are about Lyra being unable to get a job, as she's a musician in {{Fanon}}. [=LyraBon=] itself is a very common ship, and the pair is frequently presented as together or married even in random stories that aren't even about them. Then, as you're probably expecting by now, it ([[GettingCrapPastTheRadar kinda]])happened.



** There are countless fanfics where Changelings are made out to be the [[DracoInLeatherPants noble, majestic master race]], and more often than not victims of an [[RonTheDeathEater increasingly demonized, hate-filled, fascist and Balkan-esque genocidal Equestria]].

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** There are countless fanfics where Changelings are made out to be the [[DracoInLeatherPants noble, majestic master race]], and more often than not victims of an [[RonTheDeathEater increasingly demonized, hate-filled, fascist and Balkan-esque genocidal Equestria]]. We're not sure whether or not these authors have been replaced by Changelings.



** Though this gets a bit difficult after the Season 5 episode that shows the Griffin homeland is basically a wreck, with all the inhabitants acting like misanthropic, greedy [[JerkAss Jerkasses]] towards everyone, including each other, so they can't pull together to be much of a political power. It's not even clear if they have any type of government after their king died quite some time ago.

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** Though this gets a bit difficult after the Season 5 episode that shows the Griffin homeland is basically a wreck, with [[AlwaysChaoticEvil all the inhabitants inhabitants]] acting like misanthropic, greedy [[JerkAss Jerkasses]] towards everyone, including each other, so they can't pull together to be much of a political power. It's not even clear if they have any type of government after their king died quite some time ago.



* Having crossover fanfiction wouldn't usually be considered a Fandom Specific Plot, but the ''MLP'' fandom has a disproportionate amount of them compared to most for some reason. It may have to do with one of the [[Fanfic/FalloutEquestria fandom's most popular fanfictions]] also being a crossover.

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* Having crossover fanfiction wouldn't usually be considered a Fandom Specific Plot, but the ''MLP'' fandom has a disproportionate amount of them compared to most for some reason. It may have to do with one of the [[Fanfic/FalloutEquestria fandom's most popular fanfictions]] also being a crossover. Or possibly the fun of the fan's more "serious" shared fandoms encountering a SugarBowl like Equestria.



* What with the profusion of princesses in the plotline, a very prolific plot pertains to one of the princesses presiding over open court and the various difficulties and adventures that result from the petitions brought before them. Became especially common upon Princess Luna's return in season two and even more so once [[spoiler: Twilight Sparkle became an Alicorn Princess at the end of season 3]]. As often played for humor (ridiculous requests and royal shenanigans) as for drama (princesses angsting over responsibilities, politics, etc). [[spoiler: Twilight-centered fics tend to wind up with both: she's extremely neurotic and a perfectionist, but just what exactly is she the princess of anyway?]][[note]] [[spoiler: Friendship]] [[/note]]

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* What with the [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal profusion of princesses in the plotline, a very prolific plot pertains to one of the princesses presiding presiding]] over open court and the various difficulties and adventures that result from the petitions brought before them. Became especially common upon Princess Luna's return in season two and even more so once [[spoiler: Twilight Sparkle became an Alicorn Princess at the end of season 3]]. As often played for humor (ridiculous requests and royal shenanigans) as for drama (princesses angsting over responsibilities, politics, etc). [[spoiler: Twilight-centered fics tend to wind up with both: she's extremely neurotic and a perfectionist, but just what exactly is she the princess of anyway?]][[note]] [[spoiler: Friendship]] [[/note]]
24th Aug '16 3:36:27 PM ZimFan89
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* There are a ''ton'' of {{Accusation Fic}}s based on the Anon-A-Miss incident from the Equestria Girls Holiday Special, focusing on either calling out the Humane Five for being so quick to blame Sunset even on flimsy evidence, or the CMC for being so petty and spiteful to frame her in the first place. Quite a few of these go the extra mile in TheWoobie department and make Sunset suicidal and piling the guilt on the CMC for driving her to it.
13th Aug '16 6:28:27 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Prior to his reformation, Discord was a prime choice for an UltimateEvil-type entity when one was needed to act as the BigBad or BiggerBad of a story, due to his nature as a god of chaos and disharmony and even now being one of the most powerful characters in the series short of Celestia and Luna.

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** Prior to his reformation, Discord was a prime choice for an UltimateEvil-type entity when one was needed to act as the BigBad or BiggerBad of a story, due to his nature as a god of chaos and disharmony and even now being one of the most powerful characters in the series short of Celestia and Luna.
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