History Franchise / MyLittlePony

23rd Sep '17 9:16:19 AM valar55
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** Also, rainbows are actually manufactured in factories in ''Friendship is Magic'', by the Pegasai that control the weather. In addition, Rainbow Dash's mane is rainbow colored, and leaves behind a streak of rainbow light when she travels from place to place.

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** Also, rainbows are actually manufactured in factories in ''Friendship is Magic'', by the Pegasai Pegasi that control the weather. In addition, Rainbow Dash's mane is rainbow colored, and leaves behind a streak of rainbow light when she travels from place to place.
18th Aug '17 5:56:12 PM MarkLungo
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"Generation 1" started humbly with the release of six pony toys in 1982. Very soon, the toy line became a hit of absolutely enormous magnitude, and quickly became a highly recognizable part of pop culture. To this day, even after all the relaunches and re-imaginings of the franchise, the original 1980's toys remain what most people among the general population immediately picture when they hear the phrase "''My Little Pony''". The toyline was eventually followed by [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials two Television specials]], one in 1984 and another in 1985, and a [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie feature-length movie]] in 1986. A TV series, ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends'', was released later the same year and ran for [[SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon two seasons]] before being cancelled in 1987. These cartoons all took place in [[SugarBowl Dream Valley]], part of Ponyland (or Ponyland, part of Dream Valley no two writers agreed on this point) where the ponies with the help of a young girl named Megan often have to fight off some MonsterOfTheWeek. Contrary to what one might expect from a work of fiction based on the sugary sweet toys (and contrary to the perceived image of the franchise that the public seems to hold), these cartoons were mostly based around the theme of adventure, and featured some surprisingly dark and lethal villains, especially in the earliest episodes. There were also comics released in the UK that used the same characters but had their own canon. The toys themselves often had short stories pertaining to the ponies in the box.

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"Generation 1" started humbly with the release of six pony toys in 1982. Very soon, the toy line became a hit of absolutely enormous magnitude, and quickly became a highly recognizable part of pop culture. To this day, even after all the relaunches and re-imaginings of the franchise, the original 1980's toys remain what most people among the general population immediately picture when they hear the phrase "''My Little Pony''". The toyline was eventually followed by [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials two Television specials]], one in 1984 and another in 1985, and a [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie1986 feature-length movie]] in 1986. A TV series, ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends'', was released later the same year and ran for [[SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon two seasons]] before being cancelled in 1987. These cartoons all took place in [[SugarBowl Dream Valley]], part of Ponyland (or Ponyland, part of Dream Valley no two writers agreed on this point) where the ponies with the help of a young girl named Megan often have to fight off some MonsterOfTheWeek. Contrary to what one might expect from a work of fiction based on the sugary sweet toys (and contrary to the perceived image of the franchise that the public seems to hold), these cartoons were mostly based around the theme of adventure, and featured some surprisingly dark and lethal villains, especially in the earliest episodes. There were also comics released in the UK that used the same characters but had their own canon. The toys themselves often had short stories pertaining to the ponies in the box.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie'': After the pilots, we have this. In this movie, a trio of semi-competent witches cover all of Ponyland in the Smooze, a living wave of concrete which blankets the lands. Will the ponies be able to stop it? Oh. There's also a subplot about Baby Lickety-Split and Spike being on the run after they ruin a ballet recital.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie'': ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie1986'': After the pilots, we have this. In this movie, a trio of semi-competent witches cover all of Ponyland in the Smooze, a living wave of concrete which blankets the lands. Will the ponies be able to stop it? Oh. There's also a subplot about Baby Lickety-Split and Spike being on the run after they ruin a ballet recital.
8th Aug '17 5:47:23 PM Pichu-kun
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** Over half of ponies probably never appear in comics, books, or cartoons due to the ''huge'' amount of characters. They have to compress them to a core dozen background characters and even fewer major characters. Characters from "oddball" lines such as the ponies and ponies were almost always excluded from adaptations, possibly due to their unusual looks. This is especially common with ''Friendship Is Magic'', which contains a lot of CanonForeigner cartoon only ponies while toy charaters like Firecracker Burst or Cupcake never even appear in the background (though it could be {{justified|trope}} in that it's easier to create a random background character than research toy designs).

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** Over half of ponies probably never appear in comics, books, or cartoons due to the ''huge'' amount of characters. They have to compress them to a core dozen background characters and even fewer major characters. Characters from "oddball" lines such as the ponies Twice as Fancy ponies, So Soft ponies, and Sparkle ponies were almost always excluded from adaptations, possibly due to their unusual looks. This is especially common with ''Friendship Is Magic'', which contains a lot of CanonForeigner cartoon only ponies while toy charaters like Firecracker Burst or Cupcake never even appear in the background (though it could be {{justified|trope}} in that it's easier to create a random background character than research toy designs).



* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: Traditionally, the only colors to ''not'' be used for ponies (odd variations aside) are black, brown and grey. ''Friendship is Magic'' is the first to truly incorporate these colors as well, though somewhat limits it to its male ponies, who aren't nearly as colorful as the females.
* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: Inverted, when you compare the series to those issued by Takara in Japan in the 80s.

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* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: Traditionally, the only colors to ''not'' be used for ponies (odd variations aside) are black, brown brown, and grey. ''Friendship is Magic'' is the first to truly incorporate these colors as well, though somewhat limits it to its male ponies, who aren't nearly as colorful as the females.
* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: Inverted, when you compare the series to those issued by Takara in Japan in the 80s. The Japanese toys were cuter than the main line and were [[AnthropomorphicShift bipedal]].
* {{Animesque}}:
** The G1 tv specials were animated by Japanese studios, giving them an accidentally animesque look.
** The design of G3 ponies are essentially G1 designs with an animesque coating.
** G4's cartoon and comics are animesque in style more than character design. They take inspiration from MagicalGirl works.



** A noteworthy case was Wind Whistler. In the UK comics and toys she's a scatter-brained [[TheDitz ditz]], in the cartoon she's TheSpock and TheStoic.

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** A noteworthy case was Wind Whistler. In the UK comics and toys she's a scatter-brained [[TheDitz ditz]], in the American cartoon she's TheSpock and TheStoic. According to her back card, the comic personality is truer to her original personality.



** G1 is the only generation to contain humans alongside ponies. The books featured random children, the toys had Megan and her little sister Molly, and the G1 cartoons added CanonForeigner and TheOneGuy Danny (Megan's and Molly's brother)

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** G1 is the only generation to contain humans alongside ponies. The books featured random children, the toys had Megan and her little sister Molly, and the G1 cartoons added CanonForeigner and TheOneGuy Danny (Megan's and Molly's brother)brother) Eventually humans were phased out and don't seem to exist in the same universe as the ponies anymore.



** G1 was the only gen to feature elaborate lines throughout most of the years. Future gens didn't have gimicky lines like Twinkle-Eyed ponies or Sparkle ponies.
** Very early on dragons were treated as servants or even pets. Later on they became treated more on par with ponies and are instead assistants.



* InvisibleParents: Baby ponies are epidemic but their fathers are almost never mentioned. G3 doesn't even ''have'' males yet baby ponies exist. Some ponies such as Ember also have no known parents.

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* InvisibleParents: Baby ponies are epidemic but their fathers are almost never mentioned. G3 doesn't even ''have'' males yet baby ponies exist. Some ponies such as Ember and the G3 baby ponies also have no known parents.



* {{Manchild}}: Most of the Ponies are adults, but most act barely more mature than the fillies. The maturity levels of the cast go back and forth, as one day it'll be about Rarity traveling to another city herself to further her career as one of Equestria's premier fashion designers, and another will have her and Applejack having a sleepover. Only ''Tales'' nails down how old the characters are and has them act like it.

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* LateInstallmentWeirdness:
** G3 ditched the "baby ponies" naming convention that had existed since G1 near the end. The first few ponies were "Baby [x]" but eventually they scrapped the "baby" part,
** The "core 7" reboot of G3 started the trend of a few ponies being the main characters. G4 followed suit. Though misc. ponies get released, the toyline mainly focuses on the Mane Six. G4 is also the first line where the cartoons are the main canon. Though the writers still [[ExecutiveMeddling get influenced by Hasbro]], the toys are merchandise for the cartoons instead of the other way around.
* {{Manchild}}: Most of the Ponies ponies are adults, but most act barely more mature than the fillies. The maturity levels of the cast go back and forth, as one day it'll be about Rarity traveling to another city herself to further her career as one of Equestria's premier fashion designers, and another will have her and Applejack having a sleepover. Only ''Tales'' nails down how old the characters are and has them act like it.



* NoHuggingNoKissing: In other series than G3 there's the occasional romance, but other than that and [[spoiler:one post-wedding kiss in G4]] it fits this trope. Romance is especially rare in this franchise due to the ImprobablyFemaleCast. Same-sex romance won't fly in a kids' show, so there's nobody ''to'' pair characters with outside ''Tales'' for the most part; even ''FIM'' tends to keep male characters outside Big Macintosh and Spike (who'd [[PrecociousCrush like to avert this trope with Rarity]], but it's not happening) strictly as crowd filler. It's to the point that when Hasbro wanted to produce wedding toys, they used Glory and Moondancer, and just referred to Glory with [[GenderFlip male pronouns]] on the packaging (she's a girl in all other media and merch.) Cue the jokes about gay marriage having been legal in Equestria since TheEighties.

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* NoHuggingNoKissing: In other series than G3 there's the occasional romance, but other than that and [[spoiler:one post-wedding kiss in G4]] and the Happy Families line in G3 it fits this trope. Romance is especially rare in this franchise due to the ImprobablyFemaleCast. Same-sex romance won't fly in a kids' show, so there's nobody ''to'' pair characters with outside ''Tales'' for the most part; even ''FIM'' tends to keep male characters outside Big Macintosh and Spike (who'd [[PrecociousCrush like to avert this trope with Rarity]], but it's not happening) strictly as crowd filler. It's to the point that when Hasbro wanted to produce wedding toys, they used Glory and Moondancer, and just referred to Glory with [[GenderFlip male pronouns]] on the packaging (she's a girl in all other media and merch.) Cue the jokes about gay marriage having been legal in Equestria since TheEighties. It becomes even more confusing why so many ponies have foals but the fathers are never mentioned. The G1 comics handwaved this by saying they're clones, but it's unknown if that explanation is G1 comic-only or not.



** In G1 there were other baby dragons besides Spike. Apparently dragons can also be pets in "G1", and as such Spike is pet (or at least servant) to Majesty in most medias other than the cartoons. (However, in the comics he's just as fully sentient, and treated more as a child than a pet, basically having the same relationship with her that he has with Twilight Sparkle in ''FIM''. "G1" Comic Spike also has other dragon relatives he sometimes visits, whereas every other Spike is the only dragon around.)

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** In G1 there were other baby dragons besides Spike.Spike, however they were only ever adapted into the comics. Apparently dragons can also be pets in "G1", and as such Spike is pet (or at least servant) to Majesty in most medias other than the cartoons. (However, in the comics he's just as fully sentient, and treated more as a child than a pet, basically having the same relationship with her that he has with Twilight Sparkle in ''FIM''. "G1" Comic Spike also has other dragon relatives he sometimes visits, whereas every other Spike is the only dragon around.)
8th Aug '17 5:28:39 PM Pichu-kun
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* A kid's stage show starring people dressed in pony costumes.



* ''Franchise/MyLittlePonyGeneration4'': The page for Friendship is Magic in general.

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* ''Franchise/MyLittlePonyGeneration4'': The page for Friendship ''Friendship is Magic Magic'' in general.



** Over half of ponies probably never appear in comics, books, or cartoons due to the ''huge'' amount of characters. They have to compress them to a core dozen background characters and even fewer major characters. This is especially common with ''Friendship Is Magic'', which contains a lot of CanonForeigner cartoon only ponies while toy charaters like Firecracker Burst or Cupcake never even appear in the background (though it could be {{justified|trope}} in that it's easier to create a random background character than research toy designs).
** None of the G1 dragons besides Spike have ever appeared in animated format. They were prominent in the 80s UK comics but not elsewhere.

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** Over half of ponies probably never appear in comics, books, or cartoons due to the ''huge'' amount of characters. They have to compress them to a core dozen background characters and even fewer major characters. Characters from "oddball" lines such as the ponies and ponies were almost always excluded from adaptations, possibly due to their unusual looks. This is especially common with ''Friendship Is Magic'', which contains a lot of CanonForeigner cartoon only ponies while toy charaters like Firecracker Burst or Cupcake never even appear in the background (though it could be {{justified|trope}} in that it's easier to create a random background character than research toy designs).
** None of the G1 dragons besides Spike have ever appeared in animated format. They were prominent in the 80s UK comics but not elsewhere. Similarly, most non-pony characters such as Kingsley or Creamsicle were never adapted.
26th Jun '17 2:44:10 PM Pichu-kun
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Originally created by Bonnie Zacherle, ''My Little Pony'' officially started out as a toy line published and developed by Creator/{{Hasbro}} in 1982, following their 1981 ''My Pretty Pony'' toys. The legal stuff was finalized in 1983, which is probably why Hasbro counts it as MLP's birthyear and not 1982. The different incarnations of ''My Little Pony'' are commonly separated into "generations", as classified by collectors, based on the toy line. It is a history of friendships, of cartoons of varying degrees of sweetness, of little girls achieving their dreams and of grown men defying gender roles.

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Originally created by Bonnie Zacherle, ''My Little Pony'' officially started out as a toy line published and developed by Creator/{{Hasbro}} in 1982, following their 1981 ''My Pretty Pony'' toys. The legal stuff was finalized in 1983, which is probably why Hasbro counts it as MLP's ''MLP'''s birthyear and not 1982. The different incarnations of ''My Little Pony'' are commonly separated into "generations", as classified by collectors, based on the toy line. It is a history of friendships, of cartoons of varying degrees of sweetness, of little girls achieving their dreams and of grown men defying gender roles.



* A number of books unrelated to the comics or cartoons that were based on the toys.



An extensive guide to the toy line and a detailed episode guide for all the toys before "G3" series can be found at (naturally) [[http://www.kimsites.net/dreamvalley/index.html Dream Valley]]. [[http://www.etherella.com/scrapbook/ Etherella's Scrapbook]] has info on the Ponies, along with info on them in the cartoon and comics.

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An extensive guide to the toy line and a detailed episode guide for all the toys before "G3" series can be found at (naturally) [[http://www.kimsites.net/dreamvalley/index.html Dream Valley]]. [[http://www.etherella.com/scrapbook/ Etherella's Scrapbook]] has info on the Ponies, ponies, along with info on them in the cartoon and comics.



* AdaptedOut: Over half of ponies probably never appear in comics, books, or cartoons due to the ''huge'' amount of characters. They have to compress them to a core dozen background characters and even fewer major characters. This is especially common with ''Friendship Is Magic'', which contains a lot of CanonForeigner cartoon only ponies while toy charaters like Firecracker Burst or Cupcake never even appear in the background (though it could be {{justified|trope}} in that it's easier to create a random background character than research toy designs).

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* AdaptedOut: AdaptedOut:
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Over half of ponies probably never appear in comics, books, or cartoons due to the ''huge'' amount of characters. They have to compress them to a core dozen background characters and even fewer major characters. This is especially common with ''Friendship Is Magic'', which contains a lot of CanonForeigner cartoon only ponies while toy charaters like Firecracker Burst or Cupcake never even appear in the background (though it could be {{justified|trope}} in that it's easier to create a random background character than research toy designs).designs).
** None of the G1 dragons besides Spike have ever appeared in animated format. They were prominent in the 80s UK comics but not elsewhere.



* AnthropomorphicShift: The ponies have never gone full FunnyAnimal (though G3 was close to it and the Japanese-only Takara ponies are bipedal) but they have gotten more anthropomorphic with time. Compare early G1 books and the first special with later G1 works: The ponies live in barns instead of sleeping in houses, they lick each other for affection, and they are treated more like {{Talking Animal}}s or {{Partially Civilized Animal}}s than they later would. As G1 progressed the characters became increasingly humanoid in their personalities and preferences, wearing clothing and being into contemporary culture, but almost never used their hooves as hands. G2 dialed back on their anthropomorphic traits but G3 brought it back even worse. They acted like {{Civilized Animal}}s and somewhere were able to use their hooves as hands. ''Friendship Is Magic'' is in a middle ground similar to late G1--they have {{Furry Reminder}}s and rarely move in a humanoid manner but socially behave in an anthropomorphic manner.

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* AnthropomorphicShift: The ponies have never gone full FunnyAnimal (though G3 was close to it and the Japanese-only Takara ponies are bipedal) but they have gotten more anthropomorphic with time. Compare early G1 books and the first special with later G1 works: The Early on, the ponies live lived in barns instead of sleeping in houses, they lick licked each other for affection, and they are were treated more like {{Talking Animal}}s or {{Partially Civilized Animal}}s than they later would. As G1 progressed progressed, the characters became increasingly humanoid in their personalities and preferences, preferences. They also began wearing clothing and being were into contemporary culture, but still they almost never used their hooves as hands. G2 dialed back on their anthropomorphic traits but G3 brought it them back even worse. They acted like {{Civilized Animal}}s and somewhere somehow were able to use their hooves as hands. ''Friendship Is Magic'' is in a middle ground similar to late G1--they have {{Furry Reminder}}s and rarely move in a humanoid manner (especially in early episodes) but socially behave in an anthropomorphic manner.



** "G1" sometimes has a villain use the phrase mockingly, and in some episodes it was implied that 'Little Pony' was their species name.

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** "G1" sometimes has a villain use the phrase mockingly, and in some episodes it was implied that 'Little Pony' was their species name. When compared to horses, the characters are also rather small (being ''ponies'' after all).



** A noteworthy case was Wind Whistler. In the UK comics she's a scatter-brained [[TheDitz ditz]], in the cartoon she's TheSpock and TheStoic.

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** A noteworthy case was Wind Whistler. In the UK comics and toys she's a scatter-brained [[TheDitz ditz]], in the cartoon she's TheSpock and TheStoic.



** G1 is the only generation to contain humans alongside ponies. The books featured random children, the toys had Megan and her little sister Molly, and the G1 cartoons have CanonForeigner and TheOneGuy Danny (Megan's and Molly's brother)

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** G1 is the only generation to contain humans alongside ponies. The books featured random children, the toys had Megan and her little sister Molly, and the G1 cartoons have added CanonForeigner and TheOneGuy Danny (Megan's and Molly's brother)



** ''Friendship Is Magic'' has Princess Celestia, [[JustTheFirstCitizen whose title]] ''seriously'' understates [[GodEmperor her role]]. She was going to be a queen, but Hasbro didn't want that because (according to Lauren Faust) Disney's use of "queen" has [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen made that title sound evil]].

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** ''Friendship Is Magic'' has Magic'':
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Princess Celestia, [[JustTheFirstCitizen whose whose]] [[PrincessesRule title]] ''seriously'' understates [[GodEmperor her role]]. She was going to be a queen, but Hasbro didn't want that because (according to Lauren Faust) Disney's use of "queen" has [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen made that title sound evil]].



** The current series has a great visual shout-out to the Rainbow of Light whenever the Elements of Harmony are activated. The ''Equestria Girls'' movies and the Rainbow Power upgrade in the season four finale show that the element-bearers no longer need the actual trinkets to summon it if they're in, well, ''harmony.'' It still has to be earned, though.

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** The current series G4 has a great visual shout-out to the Rainbow of Light whenever the Elements of Harmony are activated. The ''Equestria Girls'' movies and the Rainbow Power upgrade in the season four finale show that the element-bearers no longer need the actual trinkets to summon it if they're in, well, ''harmony.'' It still has to be earned, though.



* TheNightThatNeverEnds: More than once, a villain has had eternal night as the goal. The first TV special, "Escape from Castle Midnight."
* NoHuggingNoKissing:
** In other series than G3 there's the occasional romance, but other than that and [[spoiler:one post-wedding kiss in G4]] it fits this trope.
** Romance is especially rare in this franchise due to the ImprobablyFemaleCast. Same-sex romance won't fly in a kids' show, so there's nobody ''to'' pair characters with outside ''Tales'' for the most part; even ''FIM'' tends to keep male characters outside Big Macintosh and Spike (who'd [[PrecociousCrush like to avert this trope with Rarity]], but it's not happening) strictly as crowd filler. It's to the point that when Hasbro wanted to produce wedding toys, they used Glory and Moondancer, and just referred to Glory with [[GenderFlip male pronouns]] on the packaging (she's a girl in all other media and merch.) Cue the jokes about gay marriage having been legal in Equestria since TheEighties.

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* TheNightThatNeverEnds: More than once, a villain has had eternal night as the goal. The first TV special, "Escape from Castle Midnight."
Midnight'' uses this with Tirek, as did Nightmare Moon in ''Friendship is Magic'' as a MythologyGag.
* NoHuggingNoKissing:
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NoHuggingNoKissing: In other series than G3 there's the occasional romance, but other than that and [[spoiler:one post-wedding kiss in G4]] it fits this trope.
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trope. Romance is especially rare in this franchise due to the ImprobablyFemaleCast. Same-sex romance won't fly in a kids' show, so there's nobody ''to'' pair characters with outside ''Tales'' for the most part; even ''FIM'' tends to keep male characters outside Big Macintosh and Spike (who'd [[PrecociousCrush like to avert this trope with Rarity]], but it's not happening) strictly as crowd filler. It's to the point that when Hasbro wanted to produce wedding toys, they used Glory and Moondancer, and just referred to Glory with [[GenderFlip male pronouns]] on the packaging (she's a girl in all other media and merch.) Cue the jokes about gay marriage having been legal in Equestria since TheEighties.



** Ember has the honor of being the ''only'' pre-G4 pony without a Cutie Mark. She was the first "baby pony" so she's [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness different]] from future ones (for example, she is not called "Baby Ember" and there is no "adult Ember" to go along with her). It's possible that the idea that ponies aren't born with Cutie Marks from G4 is a MythologyGag to Ember.

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** Ember has the honor of being the ''only'' pre-G4 pony without a Cutie Mark. She was the first "baby pony" so she's [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness different]] from future ones (for example, she is not called "Baby Ember" and there is no "adult Ember" to go along with her). It's possible that the idea that ponies aren't born with Cutie Marks from G4 is a MythologyGag to Ember. They released versions of Ember with Cutie Marks however they were mail order exclusive and aren't her canon designs.



** In the comics for "G1", there were other baby dragons like Spike. Apparently dragons can also be pets in "G1", and such as Spike being a pet (or at least servant) to Majesty in most medias other than the cartoons. (However, in the comics he's just as fully sentient, and treated more as a child than a pet, basically having the same relationship with her that he has with Twilight Sparkle in ''FIM''. "G1" Comic Spike also has other dragon relatives he sometimes visits, whereas every other Spike is the only dragon around.)

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** In the comics for "G1", G1 there were other baby dragons like besides Spike. Apparently dragons can also be pets in "G1", and as such as Spike being a is pet (or at least servant) to Majesty in most medias other than the cartoons. (However, in the comics he's just as fully sentient, and treated more as a child than a pet, basically having the same relationship with her that he has with Twilight Sparkle in ''FIM''. "G1" Comic Spike also has other dragon relatives he sometimes visits, whereas every other Spike is the only dragon around.)



* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Close female friendships are a staple of the franchise, especially G3.

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* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Close female friendships are a staple of the franchise, especially in G3.
6th May '17 3:36:52 PM ultimomant
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** ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsMagicalMovieNight'': A sequel to Legend of Everfree consisting of three separate stories.
26th Apr '17 10:53:07 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicLegendsOfMagic'': Another companion series from IDW begun in April 2017, focusing on exploring [[WorldBuilding the setting backstory]].
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** ''SomethingPositive'' had [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp05282008.shtml an interesting take on it]]...

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** ''SomethingPositive'' ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' had [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp05282008.shtml an interesting take on it]]...
21st Jan '17 11:45:36 AM MJNSEIFER
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The most recent, and insanely popular, incarnation of the franchise is classified by collectors as "Generation 4", which started in 2010 with the release of the TV series ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' developed by Creator/LaurenFaust. The ponies were noticeably redesigned from their decreasingly realistic proportions in favour of a more [[{{Animesque}} Anime-inspired design]], sporting large eyes, tiny muzzles, [[PuniPlush bodies that are proportionally small for their heads]], and {{Moe}} quirks but generally considered cute nonetheless. At its core, ''Friendship Is Magic'' is something of an AdaptationDistillation for the previous cartoons. It has the fantasy and adventure elements of "G1", the SliceOfLife stories of ''Tales'', much of the cast are re-imagined "G3" ponies , and episodes typically feature life lessons about friendship at the end of most episodes. Faust developed a new setting called Equestria, a FantasyKitchenSink with its own growing mythology and history, with the town of Ponyville being the home of the series' [[JustForPun mane]] six heroines. Stories range from comedic slice of life to family-friendly adventures. In any case, the cartoon became an unexpected hit with a ''colossal'' PeripheryDemographic. Hasbro seems happy with the success of the show, and is giving ''Friendship is Magic'' a growing ExpandedUniverse with assorted comics and books. See also the [[Franchise/MyLittlePonyGeneration4 Generation 4 page]].

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The most recent, and insanely popular, incarnation of the franchise is classified by collectors as "Generation 4", which started in 2010 with the release of the TV series ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' developed by Creator/LaurenFaust. The ponies were noticeably redesigned from their decreasingly realistic proportions in favour of a more [[{{Animesque}} Anime-inspired design]], proportions, sporting large eyes, tiny muzzles, [[PuniPlush bodies that are proportionally small for their heads]], and {{Moe}} quirks but generally considered cute nonetheless. At its core, ''Friendship Is Magic'' is something of an AdaptationDistillation for the previous cartoons. It has the fantasy and adventure elements of "G1", the SliceOfLife stories of ''Tales'', much of the cast are re-imagined "G3" ponies , and episodes typically feature life lessons about friendship at the end of most episodes. Faust developed a new setting called Equestria, a FantasyKitchenSink with its own growing mythology and history, with the town of Ponyville being the home of the series' [[JustForPun mane]] six heroines. Stories range from comedic slice of life to family-friendly adventures. In any case, the cartoon became an unexpected hit with a ''colossal'' PeripheryDemographic. Hasbro seems happy with the success of the show, and is giving ''Friendship is Magic'' a growing ExpandedUniverse with assorted comics and books. See also the [[Franchise/MyLittlePonyGeneration4 Generation 4 page]].
12th Jan '17 7:26:44 PM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017'': A movie based solely on the TV series. While the Equestria Girls Spin-Offs are Direct-to-TV/Direct-to-DVD, this will be the series first actual feature film.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017'': A movie based solely on the TV series. While the Equestria Girls Spin-Offs are Direct-to-TV/Direct-to-DVD, this will be the series series' first actual feature film.
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