History Recap / MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E13MagicalMysteryCure

3rd Nov '17 7:04:41 PM acrobox
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** At the end, the [[AwesomeMomentOfCrowning newly crowned]] [[BadassPrincess Princess Twilight]] gives a speech, citing her friends as the reason for her accomplishment and waves them over to join her on the balcony. Twilight Sparkle is among the few who could remain humble about becoming a [[PhysicalGod pseudo-deity]]

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** At the end, the [[AwesomeMomentOfCrowning newly crowned]] [[BadassPrincess Princess Twilight]] {{Princess}} Twilight gives a speech, citing her friends as the reason for her accomplishment and waves them over to join her on the balcony. Twilight Sparkle is among the few who could remain humble about becoming a [[PhysicalGod pseudo-deity]]
22nd May '17 10:16:31 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* {{Metamorphosis}}: Twilight Sparkle is transformed into an alicorn princess. Evidently, the transformation can't be reversed, but all that's really changed about her is that she now has wings, a longer horn, got a little taller and is a bit more powerful, sharing now traits of pegasus and earth pony along with unicorn.

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* {{Metamorphosis}}: Twilight Sparkle is transformed into an alicorn princess. Evidently, the transformation can't be reversed, but all that's really changed about her is that she now has wings, a longer horn, and got a little taller and is a bit more powerful, taller, sharing now traits of pegasus and earth pony along with unicorn.
17th May '17 1:57:50 PM StFan
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%%* LiteralMetaphor: Rarity and her "weather patterns" are definitely this.



* {{Metamorphosis}}: Twilight Sparkle is transformed into an alicorn princess. Evidently, the transformation can't be reversed, but all that's really changed about her is that she now has wings, a longer horn, got a little taller and is a bit more powerful, sharing now traits of pegasus and earth pony along with unicorn.



* OffModel: When Rainbow Dash is putting Gummy in a cage it is briefly apparent that she has her normal cutie mark.

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* OffModel: OffModel:
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When Rainbow Dash is putting Gummy in a cage it is briefly apparent that she has her normal cutie mark.



** Pinkie Pie ends up with Applejack's cutie mark after the spell, and we see her attempting to work the farm (and not having a pleasant time of it). No one goes on to say that she could therefore be thought of as Apple Pie, nor the notion that perhaps the reason she doesn't do well in Applejack's role is because Pinkie is a party animal while Applejack is a workhorse.

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** Pinkie Pie ends up with Applejack's cutie mark after the spell, and we see her attempting to work the farm (and not having a pleasant time of it). No one No-one goes on to say that she could therefore be thought of as Apple Pie, nor the notion that perhaps the reason she doesn't do well in Applejack's role is because Pinkie is a party animal while Applejack is a workhorse.



** Rainbow's part of the "What My Cutie Mark is Telling Me" song has "They run around out of control and throw their hissy fits." This line is immediately followed by the "puddy tat" behind her hissing.

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** Rainbow's part of the "What My Cutie Mark is Is Telling Me" song has "They run around out of control and throw their hissy fits." This line is immediately followed by the "puddy tat" behind her hissing.



* SwappedRoles: A spell Twilight casts switches her friends' cutie marks and destinies--Rarity gets Rainbow Dash's cutie mark and has to control the weather[[note]]even though Rainbow Dash got it for speed, not weather control[[/note]], Rainbow gets Fluttershy's and has to care for animals, Fluttershy gets Pinkie Pie's and has to make others laugh, Pinkie gets Applejack's and has to do farmwork, and Applejack gets Rarity's and has to make dresses[[note]]even though Rarity got it for her affinity with gemstones, not her fashion sense[[/note]].

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* SwappedRoles: A spell Twilight casts switches her friends' cutie marks and destinies--Rarity destinies -- Rarity gets Rainbow Dash's cutie mark and has to control the weather[[note]]even though Rainbow Dash got it for speed, not weather control[[/note]], Rainbow gets Fluttershy's and has to care for animals, Fluttershy gets Pinkie Pie's and has to make others laugh, Pinkie gets Applejack's and has to do farmwork, and Applejack gets Rarity's and has to make dresses[[note]]even though Rarity got it for her affinity with gemstones, not her fashion sense[[/note]].



* TomboyPrincess: Twilight always had the "tomboy" part, this episode just adds the "princess" part. While she's only slightly tomboyish, her focus on her studies is, relatively speaking, not quite as conventionally feminine as Rarity's fashion design, Fluttershy's animal care, or Pinkie Pie's catering, making her more tomboyish than average, at least as far as the main 6 characters go. And she's certainly the most tomboyish of the princesses; Celestia and Cadence are each clearly shown to be acting according to the in-universe traditions of the lands they have authority over, and Luna at least [[FishOutOfTemporalWater thinks]] she is.

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* TomboyPrincess: Twilight always had the "tomboy" part, this episode just adds the "princess" part. While she's only slightly tomboyish, her focus on her studies is, relatively speaking, not quite as conventionally feminine as Rarity's fashion design, Fluttershy's animal care, or Pinkie Pie's catering, making her more tomboyish than average, at least as far as the main 6 six characters go. And she's certainly the most tomboyish of the princesses; Celestia and Cadence are each clearly shown to be acting according to the in-universe traditions of the lands they have authority over, and Luna at least [[FishOutOfTemporalWater thinks]] she is.



** In the trailers Fluttershy says "Wow, Twilight! You look just like a ''princess''!".

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** In the trailers Fluttershy says "Wow, Twilight! You look just like a ''princess''!".''princess''!"



* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: A bunch of ponies switch jobs they're unsuited for? Just another day in Ponyville.
** A slightly more plausible explanation is that [[RippleEffectProofMemory the spell affected everyone]] ''[[RippleEffectProofMemory but]]'' [[RippleEffectProofMemory Twilight into thinking that Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Rarity, and Pinkie were always that way]], and the spell broke over them gradually with each Element as it was fixed. It would explain why nopony was helping or fixing the work Rarity and Pinkie were doing, or asking what happened with Applejack and Fluttershy's new occupations or where Rainbow Dash was. Further shown by the fact that everypony glared at Pinkie until her hair poofed back up (ie, the spell breaking over her).
*** Of course, some job-switching isn't the oddest thing that's happened in this season alone, so Ponyville putting up with that for less than a day isn't too surprising, especially since their default response to something odd is to go to Twilight or the other Manes and ask them to deal with it. It's entirely possible that Rainbow Dash starting doing the weather again before anyone had time to put together an organized response, and the rest of the switches weren't that visible to the townspeople. And people glaring at Pinkie is normal at the best of times. There is no proof of the townspeople having altered memories, and since Spike's memories weren't altered, the implication is that only the Mane Five got new memories.

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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: A bunch of ponies switch jobs they're unsuited for? Just another day in Ponyville.
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Ponyville. A slightly more plausible explanation is that [[RippleEffectProofMemory the spell affected everyone]] ''[[RippleEffectProofMemory but]]'' [[RippleEffectProofMemory Twilight into thinking that Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Rarity, and Pinkie were always that way]], and the spell broke over them gradually with each Element as it was fixed. It would explain why nopony was helping or fixing the work Rarity and Pinkie were doing, or asking what happened with Applejack and Fluttershy's new occupations or where Rainbow Dash was. Further shown by the fact that everypony glared glare at Pinkie until her hair poofed back up (ie, (i.e., the spell breaking over her).
*** Of course, some job-switching isn't the oddest thing that's happened in this season alone, so Ponyville putting up with that for less than a day isn't too surprising, especially since their default response to something odd is to go to Twilight or the other Manes and ask them to deal with it. It's entirely possible that Rainbow Dash starting doing the weather again before anyone had time to put together an organized response, and the rest of the switches weren't that visible to the townspeople. And people glaring at Pinkie is normal at the best of times. There is no proof of the townspeople having altered memories, and since Spike's memories weren't altered, the implication is that only the Mane Five got new memories.
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'''Pinkie Pie:''' Hold on a second! (pulls glass of water from {{Hammerspace}} to perform a SpitTake)

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'''Pinkie Pie:''' Hold on a second! (pulls ''[pulls glass of water from {{Hammerspace}} to perform a SpitTake)SpitTake]''



->''A true, true friend helps a friend in need''\\
''A friend will be there to help them see''\\
''A true, true friend helps a friend in need''\\
''To see the light that shines from a true, true friend''

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->''A true, true friend helps a friend in need''\\
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friend will be there to help them see''\\
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17th May '17 1:43:44 PM StFan
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* CobwebOfDisuse: The Carrousel Boutique, under Applejack's care, is full of cobwebs to enforce the look of messy disuse.
26th Apr '16 3:08:09 PM StFan
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!!Tropes present in this episode: [[YMMV/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E13MagicalMysteryCure YMMV tropes here]].

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!!Tropes present in this episode: [[YMMV/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E13MagicalMysteryCure YMMV tropes here]].
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5th Dec '15 3:29:45 PM Josef5678
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** [[FanNickname Davenport]], the owner of "[[SeverelySpecializedStore Quills and Sofas]]" in "Owl's Well That Ends Well", appears in the opening number. His store oddity is even referenced in the lyrics: "here's the sofa clerk selling some quills"

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** [[FanNickname Davenport]], Davenport]] [[invoked]], the owner of "[[SeverelySpecializedStore Quills and Sofas]]" in "Owl's Well That Ends Well", appears in the opening number. His store oddity is even referenced in the lyrics: "here's the sofa clerk selling some quills"



* EmpathicEnvironment[=/=]GrayRainOfDepression: Rarity's inability to control the weather causes it to play towards the various feelings; in particular, during the [[DeliberatelyMonochrome grayscale]] montage of Twilight's BSODSong, Rarity is shown sadly plodding through one of her own downpours.



* GrayRainOfDepression: Rarity's inability to control the weather causes it to play towards the various feelings; in particular, during the [[DeliberatelyMonochrome grayscale]] montage of Twilight's BSODSong, Rarity is shown sadly plodding through one of her own downpours.



* LiteralMetaphor: Rarity and her "weather patterns" are definitely this.

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* %%* LiteralMetaphor: Rarity and her "weather patterns" are definitely this.



* NothingIsTheSameAnymore: Twilight's transformation into an alicorn and subsequent coronation. However, producers and TaraStrong have stated in interviews that this has no effect on her personality, and has little to no bearing on her role in the series.

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* NothingIsTheSameAnymore: Twilight's transformation into an alicorn and subsequent coronation. However, producers and TaraStrong Creator/TaraStrong have stated in interviews that this has no effect on her personality, and has little to no bearing on her role in the series.



* PaletteSwap: The four identical "[[FanNickname banner mares]]" at the coronation are palette swaps of Fluttershy with different tails. (We don't know if they have wings.)

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* PaletteSwap: The four identical "[[FanNickname banner mares]]" mares]] [[invoked]]" at the coronation are palette swaps of Fluttershy with different tails. (We don't know if they have wings.)



* SecretTestOfCharacter[=/=]MagicalGirlQueenlinessTest: Princess Celestia reveals that the '''''entire series to that point''''' has been one for Twilight Sparkle, without her knowledge in order to see if she could earn the right to become a princess.

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* SecretTestOfCharacter[=/=]MagicalGirlQueenlinessTest: SecretTestOfCharacter: Princess Celestia reveals that the '''''entire series to that point''''' has been one for Twilight Sparkle, without her knowledge in order to see if she could earn the right to become a princess.



** As part of her comedic attempts, Fluttershy wears [[TheMarxBrothers Groucho]] glasses.

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** As part of her comedic attempts, Fluttershy wears [[TheMarxBrothers [[Creator/TheMarxBrothers Groucho]] glasses.



** Star Swirl the Bearded's unfinished spell is an indirect reference to ''FermatsLastTheorem''. Both Star Swirl and Fermat left behind a piece of work that was not completed until long after their deaths.

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** Star Swirl the Bearded's unfinished spell is an indirect reference to ''FermatsLastTheorem''.''UsefulNotes/FermatsLastTheorem''. Both Star Swirl and Fermat left behind a piece of work that was not completed until long after their deaths.



** RippleEffectProofMemory: A slightly more plausible explanation is that the spell affected everyone ''but'' Twilight into thinking that Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Rarity, and Pinkie were always that way, and the spell broke over them gradually with each Element as it was fixed. It would explain why nopony was helping or fixing the work Rarity and Pinkie were doing, or asking what happened with Applejack and Fluttershy's new occupations or where Rainbow Dash was. Further shown by the fact that everypony glared at Pinkie until her hair poofed back up (ie, the spell breaking over her).

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** RippleEffectProofMemory: A slightly more plausible explanation is that [[RippleEffectProofMemory the spell affected everyone ''but'' everyone]] ''[[RippleEffectProofMemory but]]'' [[RippleEffectProofMemory Twilight into thinking that Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Rarity, and Pinkie were always that way, way]], and the spell broke over them gradually with each Element as it was fixed. It would explain why nopony was helping or fixing the work Rarity and Pinkie were doing, or asking what happened with Applejack and Fluttershy's new occupations or where Rainbow Dash was. Further shown by the fact that everypony glared at Pinkie until her hair poofed back up (ie, the spell breaking over her).
16th Aug '15 4:03:56 PM nombretomado
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* BriefAccentImitation: Pinkie adopts [[AmericanAccents a Southern drawl]] while working at Sweet Apple Acres.

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* BriefAccentImitation: Pinkie adopts [[AmericanAccents [[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents a Southern drawl]] while working at Sweet Apple Acres.
9th Jul '15 9:28:52 PM DrakeClawfang
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* SeriesFauxnale: On the surface this episode has the makings of the GrandFinale to ''Friendship is Magic''. It rounds off the SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon format, it has more ContinuityPorn than every other episode combined, it's an epic MusicalEpisode, and it ends with the main character fulfilling her destiny. Season 4 was confirmed even before the episode aired, and head writer Meghan [=McCarthy=] has said she considers this episode to be the first of a three-parter.

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* SeriesFauxnale: On According to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bk8BmQW1X1g M.A. Larson]], at the surface time he wrote the initial script for the episode, there wasn't going to be a Season 4, so this episode was written to end the series. And it has all the makings trappings of the a GrandFinale to ''Friendship is Magic''. It too; it rounds off the SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon format, it has more ContinuityPorn than every other episode combined, it's an epic MusicalEpisode, and it ends with the main character fulfilling her destiny. Then Season 4 was confirmed even before the episode aired, came and head writer Meghan [=McCarthy=] has said she considers this episode to be the first was re-written as part of a three-parter.three-episode story arc that continued with the Season 4 premiere.
2nd May '15 9:47:48 AM Silverblade2
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* [[AngryFistShake Angry Hoof Shake]]: One pony does this to Caramel; said pony is his "very special somepony" from [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E17HeartsAndHoovesDay Hearts and Hooves Day]].

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* [[AngryFistShake Angry Hoof Shake]]: AngryFistShake: One pony does this to Caramel; said pony is his "very special somepony" from [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E17HeartsAndHoovesDay Hearts and Hooves Day]].



* [[BecauseDestinySaysSo Because My Cutie Mark Says So]]: {{Deconstructed|Trope}}. The reason Twilight's friends are miserable is that they're convinced their destiny is to follow their cutie marks regardless of their talents or what they want to do.

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* [[BecauseDestinySaysSo Because My Cutie Mark Says So]]: BecauseDestinySaysSo: {{Deconstructed|Trope}}. The reason Twilight's friends are miserable is that they're convinced their destiny is to follow their cutie marks regardless of their talents or what they want to do.



* [[HumbleHero Humble Heroine]]: Twilight, not surprisingly.

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* [[HumbleHero Humble Heroine]]: HumbleHero: Twilight, not surprisingly.



* [[InAnotherMansShoes In Another Pony's Horseshoes]]

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* [[InAnotherMansShoes In Another Pony's Horseshoes]]%%* InAnotherMansShoes



* [[RealIsBrown Real Is Gray]]: Used for dramatic effect during the BSODSong.
29th Mar '15 11:18:08 PM pvsage
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Twilight's WingdingEyes show her cutie mark, but with one important difference: it's the six-star cutie mark that descends from the sky when she transforms, not her five-star one.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
** Back in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E1TheCrystalEmpirePart1 "The Crystal Empire - Part 1"]], when Celestia gives Twilight her final instructions regarding her "test", Celestia and Luna are shown with their cutie marks looming behind them, as is Twilight in her reaction shot. It's a rather significant ArtShift hinting at Twilight's destiny in this episode.
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Twilight's WingdingEyes show her cutie mark, but with one important difference: it's the six-star cutie mark that descends from the sky when she transforms, not her five-star one.
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