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16th Sep '17 4:01:55 PM nombretomado
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** Meanwhile, the other two types of ponies both represent Western Europe, but apparently evolved socially at different rates: In the aforementioned "flashback," the unicorns are stuck in TheHighMiddleAges with a feudal monarchy, while the earth ponies dress like continental Europeans (from France, the Netherlands, and Germany in particular) during TheRenaissance and have elected a chancellor.

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** Meanwhile, the other two types of ponies both represent Western Europe, but apparently evolved socially at different rates: In the aforementioned "flashback," the unicorns are stuck in TheHighMiddleAges with a feudal monarchy, while the earth ponies dress like continental Europeans (from France, the Netherlands, and Germany in particular) during TheRenaissance UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance and have elected a chancellor.
12th Sep '17 6:52:19 AM CosmicFerret
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** The Power Ponies are based on comic heroes. Radiance is the {{Green Lantern}}, Saddle Rager is TheIncredibleHulk, Fili-second is TheFlash, Humdrum is ComicBook/{{Robin}}, Zap seems to be [[ComicBook/{{Storm}} Ororo "Storm" Monroe]] (with, shades of [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] thrown in, if you take the 2014 comic book annual into account), Mistress Marevelous is WonderWoman, and Masked Matter-horn is [[ComicBook/XMen Bobby "Iceman" Drake]].

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** The Power Ponies are based on comic heroes. Radiance is the {{Green Lantern}}, Saddle Rager is TheIncredibleHulk, Fili-second is TheFlash, Franchise/TheFlash, Humdrum is ComicBook/{{Robin}}, Zap seems to be [[ComicBook/{{Storm}} Ororo "Storm" Monroe]] (with, shades of [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] thrown in, if you take the 2014 comic book annual into account), Mistress Marevelous is WonderWoman, and Masked Matter-horn is [[ComicBook/XMen Bobby "Iceman" Drake]].
10th Sep '17 7:45:22 PM Theriocephalus
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** Even in the present day: locations in Equestria are based on different cultures of different eras:

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** Even in the present day: day, locations in Equestria are based on different cultures of different eras:



** The [[http://futzi01.deviantart.com/art/Map-of-Equestria-323909537 official map of Equestria]] reveals significant similarities to North America, albeit with as many horse puns as they can stuff in ("Manehattan" and "Fillydelphia" being the most obvious)

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** The [[http://futzi01.deviantart.com/art/Map-of-Equestria-323909537 [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-uj5l0C_W9Ps/Vh9gxWnaXKI/AAAAAAAAA98/kYLCGxpkHmI/s1600/eq_map.jpg official map of Equestria]] reveals significant geographical similarities to North America, albeit with America. Major cities exist roughly where they would in a map of the real U.S. and Canada (albeit as many horse puns -- "Manehattan", "Fillydelphia", "Baltimare", "Las Pegasus", "Vanhoover"...), as they can stuff do broad geographic areas -- there's large swamps in ("Manehattan" the southeast, deserts in the southwest and "Fillydelphia" being unexplored wooded frontier in the most obvious)farthest west.
10th Sep '17 7:40:57 PM Theriocephalus
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Whereas Griffonstone mostly scratches Mongolian culture, Yakyakistan all but embraces it, combining Mongolian aesthetics with temper and attitude not unlike those of Vikings.

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** Whereas Griffonstone mostly scratches Mongolian culture, Yakyakistan all but embraces it, combining Mongolian aesthetics with temper and attitude not unlike those of Vikings.
10th Sep '17 7:40:32 PM Theriocephalus
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** "Magic Duel" features visiting delegates from Saddle Arabia, which is a stand-in for... well, guess.
*** Actually subverted, seeing how the male delegate carries a crescent moon coat-of-arms, and UsefulNotes/SaudiArabia does not have this as its crest (as one of very few such countries).

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** "Magic Duel" "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel Magic Duel]]" features visiting delegates from Saddle Arabia, which is a stand-in for... well, guess.
*** Actually subverted, seeing how the
guess. An interesting note is that its male delegate carries a crescent moon coat-of-arms, and UsefulNotes/SaudiArabia Saudi Arabia does not have this as its crest (as one crest, although many of very few such countries).its neighboring countries do.
** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E8TheLostTreasureOfGriffonstone The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone]]" introduces the Kingdom of Griffonstone, whose culture seems to be caught somewhere between the Urals and the Caucasian mountains (primarily Georgian, Armenian and Kazakh cultures) with a dash of Tibet and Mongolia to round out the society's remote mountainous flair.
Whereas Griffonstone mostly scratches Mongolian culture, Yakyakistan all but embraces it, combining Mongolian aesthetics with temper and attitude not unlike those of Vikings.
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E16CampfireTales Campfire Tales]]", Mistmane's homeland, from its architecture to its culture to its dress styles, is openly based on eastern Asia.
** The desert village in southern Equestria seen in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E17DaringDone Daring Done?]]" and in Somnabula's issue of ''[[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyLegendsOfMagic Legends of Magic]]'' is heavily reminiscent of ancient Egypt. It is located close to ancient pyramids, its present citizens all seem to wear kohl and, in Somnabula's time, its residents all wore distinctly Egyptian clothing, the area was explicitly ruled by a Pharaoh and the beginning of the flashback segment recounting Somnabula's tale is in the form of animated hieroglyphics.
10th Sep '17 7:31:28 PM Theriocephalus
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* FantasticRacism: Unicorns look down on Earth Ponies as yokels (even if they may "appreciate their work ethic").

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* FantasticRacism: Unicorns FantasticNamingConvention:
** Pony names tend to be one- or two-word constructs relating to their appearance, talents and/or personality. They don't seem to use surnames much, if at all -- rather, most families in the show seem to go for FamilyThemeNaming (such as the Apples, who are all named after apple cultivars or apple-based products).
** Griffon names are mostly "regular" human names, with one caveat -- every one of them on the show so far[[note]]to wit, Gilda, Gustave, Grandpa Gruff, Greta, King Grover, King Guto and Gabriella called "Gabby"[[/note]] starts with "g".
* FantasticRacism:
** Prejudice between the pony tribes was the central issue that brought the Windigos to their homelands in "Hearth's Warming Eve". Still in the present, the Canterlot elite (chiefly unicorns_
look down on Earth Ponies the rural farming towns (traditionally and predominately earth ponies) as yokels (even if they may "appreciate their work ethic"). ethic").
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E21OverABarrel Over a Barrel]]", there is animosity between the ponies and the bisons over land rights, in a way inspired by conflicts between native Americans (the bison) and U.S. settlers (the ponies). It has more to do with differing opinions than species, however, and ultimately given the opportunity to talk to each other they easily settle their issues.
** Ponies tend to have a very low opinion of dragons, which they see as brutes at best and beasts at worst. The dragons fully reciprocate this -- they tend to see ponies as either contemptible weaklings or convenient snacks, when they bother to acknowledge them at all.



** Eldritch: [[{{Wendigo}} Windigos]], [[UncannyValley vaguely pony-like]] ice spirits who spread [[AnIcePerson ice]] and [[WeatherManipulation storms]] and [[EmotionEater feed on hate.]]
** Humanoid: [[ALoadOfBull The bison]] appeared to be this, as generic antagonists with little besides looks and culture to separate them from ponies, but it turned out [[GreyAndGreyMorality they are not exactly evil]] and eventually they learned to co-exist peacefully with the settler ponies.

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** Eldritch: [[{{Wendigo}} Windigos]], [[UncannyValley vaguely pony-like]] ice spirits who spread [[AnIcePerson ice]] and [[WeatherManipulation storms]] and [[EmotionEater feed on hate.]]
hate]].
** Humanoid: [[ALoadOfBull The bison]] appeared to be this, as generic antagonists with little besides looks and culture to separate them from ponies, but it turned out [[GreyAndGreyMorality they are not exactly evil]] and eventually they learned to co-exist peacefully with the settler ponies. The griffons qualify as well, being basically Jerk Ass pegasi without cutie marks.
10th Sep '17 2:34:35 AM spydre
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* FantasticCasteSystem: Downplayed but still there. Only the pegasi can control weather, only the unicorns can use magic, and Earth Ponies have an innate ability to work the ground. Ponies have found ways to employ their powers in more personal ways, but on the whole the society seems to fall on these three genetic lines.
9th Sep '17 5:13:05 PM nombretomado
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* GagDub: ''My Little Pony The Brony Edition'' is back after a Copyright Snafu! You better [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes get those episodes]] because, when Hasbro gets them, [[MissingEpisode it's never coming back!]] Ponies mixed with the insanity of ''Anime/SamuraiPizzaCats'' the wackiness of ''{{Animaniacs}}'' the vulgarity of WesternAnimation/SouthPark and all the 4th wall breaking/accurateness of ''Manga/SgtFrog''. Condensed into 24 full-length 21-23 minute long [[https://www.copy.com/s/gt2QkGcMo7eakUt4/Episodes episodes.]]

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* GagDub: ''My Little Pony The Brony Edition'' is back after a Copyright Snafu! You better [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes get those episodes]] because, when Hasbro gets them, [[MissingEpisode it's never coming back!]] Ponies mixed with the insanity of ''Anime/SamuraiPizzaCats'' the wackiness of ''{{Animaniacs}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' the vulgarity of WesternAnimation/SouthPark and all the 4th wall breaking/accurateness of ''Manga/SgtFrog''. Condensed into 24 full-length 21-23 minute long [[https://www.copy.com/s/gt2QkGcMo7eakUt4/Episodes episodes.]]
1st Aug '17 4:49:45 PM Theriocephalus
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* FictionalDisability: Scootaloo is a downplayed example. She's a pegasus filly who can't fly, even though her classmates can. But the show is deliberately vague about whether Scootaloo is permanently disabled, or just a late bloomer.
1st Aug '17 3:03:07 PM Bisected8
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* FictionalDisability: Scootaloo is a downplayed example. She's a pegasus filly who can't fly, even though her classmates can. But the show is deliberately vague about whether Scootaloo is permanently disabled, or just a late bloomer.
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