History MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic / TropesTToZ

1st Nov '17 3:38:00 PM StFan
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* ToonPhysics: Mostly with Pinkie Pie, who has no problem popping out of places she shouldn't be able to (including ''inside'' a mirror), although some of the other ponies have their moments as well.
** Pegasi can hover in the air as long as their wings are flapping, and any cart they are harnessed to will also hover or follow the pony without any drag, inertia, or gravity effects. The wheels can even turn despite not being in contact with any surface.
*** Commonly held {{Fanon}} says that these abilities are part of inherent pegasus magic. [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 Twilight's Kingdom]] confirmed that pegasus flight is a magical ability.
* TopTenList: On the 11th of February 2012, The Hub compiled a list of the most fan requested episodes out of the first 38 that had been aired [[note]]the 37 episodes from [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E1MareInTheMoon "Friendship is Magic, part 1"]] to [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E11FamilyAppreciationDay "Family Appreciation Day"]] plus [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E13HearthsWarmingEve "Hearth's Warming Eve"]][[/note]], essentially making it the fandom's top 9 episodes. They are:
** #9 [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E13HearthsWarmingEve "Hearth's Warming Eve"]]
** #8 [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E15FeelingPinkieKeen "Feeling Pinkie Keen"]]
** #7 [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero "Lesson Zero"]]
** #6 [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E25PartyOfOne "Party of One"]]
** #5 [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E7MayTheBestPetWin "May the Best Pet Win!"]]
** #4 [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E14SuitedForSuccess "Suited For Success"]]
** #3 [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E26TheBestNightEver "The Best Night Ever"]]
** #2 [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E20GreenIsntYourColor "Green Isn't Your Color"]]
** #1 [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E4LunaEclipsed "Luna Eclipsed"]]

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* ToonPhysics: ToonPhysics:
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Mostly with Pinkie Pie, who has no problem popping out of places she shouldn't be able to (including ''inside'' a mirror), although some of the other ponies have their moments as well.
** Pegasi can hover in the air as long as their wings are flapping, and any cart they are harnessed to will also hover or follow the pony without any drag, inertia, or gravity effects. The wheels can even turn despite not being in contact with any surface.
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surface. Commonly held {{Fanon}} says that these abilities are part of inherent pegasus magic. [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 Twilight's Kingdom]] confirmed that pegasus flight is a magical ability.
* TopTenList: On TrackingSpell:
** From Season 5 onward,
the 11th of February 2012, The Hub compiled a list "Cutie Map" -- the magical table at the center of the most fan requested episodes out throne room of Princess Twilight Sparkle's new castle -- is a powerful artifact that can project a map of the first 38 whole of Equestria. It then detect "friendship problems" anywhere by summoning members of the Mane Six [[spoiler:(and later, Starlight Glimmer and Spike)]] through their cutie marks, projecting a floating image of said mark over a location. The specific ponies summoned are the best suited to solve whatever friendship problem is afoot.L
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E25ShadowPlayPart1 Shadow Play Part 1]]", another function of the map is revealed. When Twilight Sparkles concludes
that had been aired [[note]]the 37 episodes they'll need artifacts belonging to the Pillars of Equestria to bring them back from [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E1MareInTheMoon "Friendship is Magic, Limbo and reads again Star Swirl's journal for clue, a glow appears above the Cutie Map -- not from any input on the part 1"]] to [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E11FamilyAppreciationDay "Family Appreciation Day"]] plus [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E13HearthsWarmingEve "Hearth's Warming Eve"]][[/note]], essentially making it of any of the fandom's top 9 episodes. They are:
** #9 [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E13HearthsWarmingEve "Hearth's Warming Eve"]]
** #8 [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E15FeelingPinkieKeen "Feeling Pinkie Keen"]]
** #7 [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero "Lesson Zero"]]
** #6 [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E25PartyOfOne "Party
Mane Six. Then, images of One"]]
** #5 [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E7MayTheBestPetWin "May
the Best Pet Win!"]]
** #4 [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E14SuitedForSuccess "Suited For Success"]]
** #3 [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E26TheBestNightEver "The Best Night Ever"]]
** #2 [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E20GreenIsntYourColor "Green Isn't Your Color"]]
** #1 [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E4LunaEclipsed "Luna Eclipsed"]]
five missing artifacts (the six one being said journal, already in their possession) are seen floating, and settle on their respective locations above the map of Equestria. Quite handy at this point in the story, but [[spoiler:since the map is directly linked to the Tree of Harmony, which (as confirmed by the next episode) has very strong ties to said Pillars, it is justified]].
23rd Oct '17 2:48:37 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom Part 2]]'': Let us count the ways: Twilight's library is destroyed; she faces the BigBad in a battle of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' proportions; Discord's HeelFaceTurn is fully complete; the Mane Six are bestowed with new Elements of Harmony in the form of Rainbow Power; Twilight is dubbed Princess of Friendship; and Twilight is given a brand new castle of her very own, with thrones for herself and all her friends ([[TheOneGuy including Spike]]).

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** ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom Part 2]]'': Let us count the ways: Twilight's library is destroyed; she faces the BigBad in a battle of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' proportions; Discord's HeelFaceTurn is fully complete; the Mane Six are bestowed with new Elements of Harmony in the form of Rainbow Power; Twilight is dubbed Princess of Friendship; and Twilight is given a brand new castle of her very own, with thrones for herself and all her friends ([[TheOneGuy including Spike]]).
22nd Oct '17 7:04:42 PM nombretomado
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** ''CheerileesGarden'', a gory DarkFic that makes ''Cupcakes'' look tame, has some of its horror defused by the opening author's note, which declares that it was written just for the hell of it and shouldn't be taken seriously.

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** ''CheerileesGarden'', ''Fanfic/CheerileesGarden'', a gory DarkFic that makes ''Cupcakes'' look tame, has some of its horror defused by the opening author's note, which declares that it was written just for the hell of it and shouldn't be taken seriously.
18th Aug '17 6:00:46 AM Larkmarn
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* ThisLoserIsYou: Pipsqueak.
13th Aug '17 2:31:05 AM Ganondox
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** The entire episode "Fame and Misfortune" can be seen as Take That! towards negative commentators in the fandom. Probably the most direct instance of this trope in the episode is when a pony exclaims "Twilight was better before she got wings."
2nd Aug '17 6:36:36 PM Colorado213
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* ThisLoserIsYou: Pipsqueak.
15th Jul '17 1:38:37 AM Jgamer
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** "The Perfect Pear", the Apple siblings learn a surprising fact about their own heritage, turning an investigation into the origins of their family's long-standing feud with the Pear family into something far more personal:
-->'''Applejack:''' Bright Mac and Buttercup? Those are our parents' names!
29th Jun '17 1:29:32 PM GoldenKeyblade
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--> I am [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials Lord Tirek]].

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--> [[CanonImmigrant I am [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials am]] '''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials Lord Tirek]].Tirek]]'''.



** For the viewers who have already put two and two together and realised the villain has caused a MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight plot using Starswirl the Bearded's time travel spell, another of these happens when Twilight views the changed Map of Equetsria.
--> The map doesn't even make any sense any more. The Crystal Empire '''takes up half of Equestria'''.

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** For the viewers who have already put two and two together and realised realized the villain has caused a MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight plot using Starswirl the Bearded's time travel spell, another of these happens when Twilight views the changed Map of Equetsria.
Equestria, revealing exactly ''what'' Starlight's meddling has changed (and invoking a MassOhCrap from the fandom):
--> The map doesn't even make any sense any more. [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E2TheCrystalEmpirePart2 The Crystal Empire '''takes Empire]] [[ForWantOfANail takes up half of Equestria'''. Equestria!]]
13th Feb '17 6:52:16 PM schoi30
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** As early as the pilot episode, we have Celestia and Luna, who once jointly ruled Equestria until Luna... Well, the exact details haven't been fully revealed yet, but TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry almost turned into TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. [[note]]The IDW Comics reveal that [[DemonicPossession this wasn't entirely Luna's fault]], but their canon status is unclear.[[/note]]
** Rainbow Dash and Gilda in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushOff "Griffon the Brush Off"]]. They used to be childhood friends, but their friendship is broken off after Dash finds out that the latter has been bullying her other friends behind her back.
** In the two-parter episode, [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 "The Return Of Harmony"]], Discord breaks apart the friendship between the mane six as a means of overcoming ThePowerOfFriendship. He starts out by showing Applejack a vision of she and her friends agreeing never to speak to each other again (convincing her that lying is an easier path than the harshness of the truth).
*** By the time of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 the second part of the episode]], Twilight Sparkle herself realizes that none of her friends will help her defeat Discord and even {{lampshade| Hanging}}s this when she realizes that [[MoreThanMindControl they're]] [[NotHimself not themselves]]. To drive this home, [[Quotes/WeUsedToBeFriends the corrupted friends themselves provide these quotes]]. The final straw is Twilight asking herself who needs enemies [[WithFriendsLikeThese with friends like them]], a realization that brings her to the brink of the DespairEventHorizon.
** Rarity and Sweetie Belle in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E5SisterhoovesSocial "Sisterhooves Social"]], thanks to the latter's poorly-executed attempts to help out with Rarity's house chores. This results in Rarity becoming more and more frustrated with her younger sister, and eventually an argument breaks out where Sweetie Belle [[CallingTheOldManOut calls her big sister out]] for being ungrateful. The fight ends with the two deciding that neither of them wants the other as a sister anymore.
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E23PonyvilleConfidential "Ponyville Confidential"]], this happens between the [[PowerTrio Cutie Mark Crusaders]] and the entire population of Ponyville, especially when Rainbow Dash makes a cloud rain over them and when [[TheQuietOne Big Macintosh]] [[OoCIsSeriousBusiness tells them off]] [[WhatTheHellHero for printing hurtful things about him and Applejack]].
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 "A Canterlot Wedding Part 1"]], this trope is taken to the extreme with Twilight, her older brother Shining Armor, and eventually the other Mane Six and Princess Celestia, right after [[MadeOutToBeAJerkass she flat-out accuses Princess Cadance of being evil]]. The following exchange results:
-->'''Twilight Sparkle:''' I was just trying to-\\
'''Shining Armor:''' She's been completely stressed out because it's really important to her that her big day be perfect! Something that obviously wasn't important to you. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go and comfort my bride. Oh, and you can forget about being my best mare. In fact, if I were you, I wouldn't show up to the wedding at all.\\
'''Applejack:''' C'mon, y'all. Let's go check on the princess.\\
(Everypony coldly walks past Twilight. Celestia is the last to leave.)\\
'''Princess Celestia:''' [[OoCIsSeriousBusiness You have a lot to think about!]]
** [[spoiler:Later a subversion. When Twilight is proven to be right all along, Applejack apologizes for ditching Twilight on everyone's behalf. Twilight holds no grudge.]]
** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom Part 2]]'', seeing the ponies (especially Fluttershy) absolutely broken by Discord's betrayal really punches him in the gut... but he's sided with Tirek, so there's no turning back now... or so it seems.

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** As early as the pilot episode, we have The Alicorn sisters Princess Celestia and Luna, who once Princess Luna used to jointly ruled rule Equestria together until Luna... Well, the exact details haven't been fully revealed yet, but TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry almost turned into TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. [[note]]The IDW Comics reveal that [[DemonicPossession this wasn't entirely Luna's fault]], but Luna became bitter and resentful when their canon status subjects favored Celestia over her, turning her into Nightmare Moon. After Luna is unclear.[[/note]]
defeated and returned to normal centuries later, however, the two sisters reconcile.
** Rainbow Dash and Gilda in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushOff "Griffon the Brush Off"]]. Off". They used to be childhood friends, but their friendship is broken off after Dash finds out that the latter Gilda has been bullying her other friends behind her back.
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back. This bitterness carries over into their reunion in "The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone", though Pinkie Pie proves that Gilda has a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold heart of gold]] and helps them make up in the two-parter episode, [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 end.
** Discord attempts to invoke this in the two-part season 2 premiere
"The Return Of Harmony"]], Discord breaks apart of Harmony" in order to keep them from using the friendship between the mane six as a means [[ThePowerOfFriendship Elements of overcoming ThePowerOfFriendship. He starts out by showing Applejack Harmony]] against him, using a vision combination of she [[{{Brainwashed}} mind control]] and her friends agreeing never to speak to each other again (convincing her that lying is an easier path than the harshness of the truth).
*** By the time of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 the second part of the episode]], Twilight Sparkle herself realizes that none of her friends will help her defeat Discord and even {{lampshade| Hanging}}s this when she realizes that
[[MoreThanMindControl they're]] [[NotHimself not themselves]]. To drive this home, [[Quotes/WeUsedToBeFriends the corrupted friends themselves provide these quotes]]. The final straw is Twilight asking herself who needs enemies [[WithFriendsLikeThese with friends like them]], a realization that brings her mind tricks]] to the brink of the DespairEventHorizon.
** Rarity and Sweetie Belle in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E5SisterhoovesSocial "Sisterhooves Social"]], thanks to the latter's poorly-executed attempts to help out with Rarity's house chores. This results in Rarity becoming more and more frustrated with her younger sister, and eventually an argument breaks out where Sweetie Belle [[CallingTheOldManOut calls her big sister out]] for being ungrateful. The fight ends with the two deciding that neither of them wants the other as a sister anymore.
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E23PonyvilleConfidential "Ponyville Confidential"]], this happens between the [[PowerTrio Cutie Mark Crusaders]] and the entire population of Ponyville, especially when Rainbow Dash makes a cloud rain over them and when [[TheQuietOne Big Macintosh]] [[OoCIsSeriousBusiness tells them off]] [[WhatTheHellHero for printing hurtful things about him and Applejack]].
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 "A Canterlot Wedding Part 1"]], this trope is taken to the extreme with Twilight, her older brother Shining Armor, and eventually the other Mane Six and Princess Celestia, right after [[MadeOutToBeAJerkass she flat-out accuses Princess Cadance of being evil]]. The following exchange results:
-->'''Twilight Sparkle:''' I was just trying to-\\
'''Shining Armor:''' She's been completely stressed out because it's really important to her that her big day be perfect! Something that obviously wasn't important to you. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go and comfort my bride. Oh, and you can forget about being my best mare. In fact, if I were you, I wouldn't show up to the wedding at all.\\
'''Applejack:''' C'mon, y'all. Let's go check on the princess.\\
(Everypony coldly walks past Twilight. Celestia is the last to leave.)\\
'''Princess Celestia:''' [[OoCIsSeriousBusiness You have a lot to think about!]]
** [[spoiler:Later a subversion. When Twilight is proven to be right all along, Applejack apologizes for ditching Twilight on everyone's behalf. Twilight holds no grudge.]]
** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2
get Twilight's Kingdom Part 2]]'', seeing friends to behave opposite of their respective elements. [[NearVillainVictory He very nearly succeeds]] in pushing Twilight over the ponies (especially Fluttershy) absolutely broken by Discord's betrayal really punches him in the gut... but he's sided DespairEventHorizon with Tirek, her corrupted friends, but Twilight overcomes his mind games with help from her old friendship reports and lifts his spell on her friends to take him down.
** In "Amending Fences", Twilight is shown to have drifted
so there's no turning back now... or so it seems.far apart from her old friends at Canterlot that she can't even remember their names. As soon as this dawns on her, [[MustMakeAmends she immediately sets out to fix things]]. While most of them are [[TurnTheOtherCheek willing and eager to reconnect]], her closest friend Moondancer wound up holding a deeply seated grudge because Twilight brushed off her one attempt to be more social and then left without saying goodbye, which caused Moondancer to isolate herself in her books and studies much like Twilight herself used to do. After Moondancer [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech finally vents her pent up frustrations at Twilight]], the two patch things up.
2nd Dec '16 4:37:23 AM WhatArtThee
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* UnexpectedlyDarkEpisode: The Two-parters, such as "Friendship is Magic", [[note]](wherein Nightmare Moon tries to make night last forever; dire when you consider the implications to plants)[[/note]] "The Return of Harmony", [[note]](wherein Discord temporarily manages to spread a fair bit of chaos and damage the mane characters' friendships with each other)[[/note]] "A Canterlot Wedding" [[note]](wherein Chrysalis disguises herself as Princess Cadance, then imprisons the actual Cadance in a cave, to marry Shining Armor and use his love to power a changeling invasion)[[/note]] and "The Crystal Empire", [[note]](wherein King Sombra, a tyrant who formerly enslaved said empire, is about to return)[[/note]] involve scenarios much more dire than those of most of the show's episodes. Among those two-parters, though, "Friendship is Magic" is considered milder than the other three.
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