History Recap / MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E4OneBadApple

13th Aug '16 6:31:30 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* BiggerBad: Whoever it was that bullied Babs back in Manehattan. They're indirectly responsible for the plot, but they never appear and we know next to nothing about them. If they didn't exist and Babs had some other FreudianExcuse for her actions, the plot probably wouldn't change much.
10th Aug '16 2:14:21 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* OcularGushers: Sweetie Belle when Babs takes over the clubhouse. [[GenreSavvy Apple Bloom pulls out an umbrella so she and Scootaloo won't get drenched by her tears]].

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* OcularGushers: Sweetie Belle when Babs takes over the clubhouse. [[GenreSavvy Apple Bloom pulls out an umbrella so she and Scootaloo won't get drenched by her tears]].tears.
30th Jun '16 6:38:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedheadedBully: Babs. She even has freckles.
26th Apr '16 10:56:08 AM KoopaKid17
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* TemporarilyAVillain: Babs who bullies the CMC with Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon. After Babs makes amends with the CMC, she protects them from Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon.
29th Mar '16 2:12:23 PM Ninja857142
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* AdultsAreUseless: DoubleSubverted. While Babs' bullying goes for most of the episode unencumbered, Applejack points out that the ''entire plot'' [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot would've been resolved]] had the CMC told an adult instead of trying to handle things themselves. In the end, Babs promises to tell her sister about her own bullying problem. However, when she witnesses Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon's bullying, Applejack does nothing but look enraged. Instead, Babs Seed handles things by scaring them off through intimidation, causing them to fall into mud (it isn't clear whether this result was intentional or not). Babs does threaten to tell the girls' mothers, but she never carries out said threat, she was in no position to do so because she was about to leave town, and as "Crusaders of the Lost Mark" reveals, [[spoiler: telling Diamond Tiara's mother wouldn't have been a reliable solution, because her mother is the one who taught her to despise and mock blank flanks like the CMC in the first place]].

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* AdultsAreUseless: DoubleSubverted.ZigZagged. While Babs' bullying goes for most of the episode unencumbered, Applejack points out that the ''entire plot'' [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot would've been resolved]] had the CMC told an adult instead of trying to handle things themselves. In the end, Babs promises to tell her sister about her own bullying problem. However, when she witnesses Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon's bullying, Applejack does nothing but look enraged. Instead, [[BrokenAesop Instead]], Babs Seed handles things by scaring them off through intimidation, causing them to fall into mud (it isn't clear whether this result was intentional or not). Babs does threaten to tell the girls' mothers, but she never carries out said this threat, and she was actually in no position to do so because she was about to leave town, and as "Crusaders of the Lost Mark" reveals, [[spoiler: telling Diamond Tiara's mother wouldn't have been a reliable solution, because her mother is the one who taught her to despise and mock blank flanks like the CMC in the first place]].town.



* BrokenAesop: The Cutie Mark Crusaders learn the Aesop that when being bullied, instead of retaliating they should tell an adult like Applejack who can handle the situation better. However, the episode ends with Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon bullying the CMC in front of Applejack, [[AdultsAreUseless who does nothing]]. Instead, Babs Seed handles things by scaring them off through intimidation, causing them to fall into mud (it isn't clear whether this result was intentional or not). To her credit, Babs does threaten to tell the girls' mothers, but she never carries out said threat, she was in no position to do so because she was about to leave town, and as "Crusaders of the Lost Mark" reveals, [[spoiler: telling Diamond Tiara's mother wouldn't have been a reliable solution, because her mother is the one who taught her to despise and mock blank flanks like the CMC in the first place]].

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* BrokenAesop: The Cutie Mark Crusaders CMC learn the Aesop that when being bullied, instead of retaliating they should tell an adult like Applejack who can handle the situation better. However, the episode ends with Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon bullying the CMC in front of Applejack, [[AdultsAreUseless who does nothing]]. Instead, Babs Seed handles things by scaring them off through intimidation, causing them to fall into mud (it isn't clear whether this result was intentional or not). To her credit, Babs does threaten to tell the girls' mothers, but she never carries out said threat, she was in no position to do so because she was about to leave town, and as "Crusaders of the Lost Mark" reveals, [[spoiler: telling Diamond Tiara's mother wouldn't have been a reliable solution, because her mother is the one who taught her to despise and mock blank flanks like the CMC in the first place]].
29th Mar '16 2:06:37 PM Ninja857142
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* AdultsAreUseless: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. While Babs' bullying goes for most of the episode unencumbered, Applejack points out that the ''entire plot'' [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot would've been resolved]] had the CMC told an adult instead of trying to handle things themselves. In the end, Babs promises to tell her sister about her own bullying problem. When she ''witnesses'' Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon's bullying, Applejack is clearly enraged, but Babs deals with the situation properly before she gets the chance to do anything.

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* AdultsAreUseless: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]].DoubleSubverted. While Babs' bullying goes for most of the episode unencumbered, Applejack points out that the ''entire plot'' [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot would've been resolved]] had the CMC told an adult instead of trying to handle things themselves. In the end, Babs promises to tell her sister about her own bullying problem. When However, when she ''witnesses'' witnesses Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon's bullying, Applejack is clearly enraged, does nothing but look enraged. Instead, Babs deals with Seed handles things by scaring them off through intimidation, causing them to fall into mud (it isn't clear whether this result was intentional or not). Babs does threaten to tell the situation properly before girls' mothers, but she gets the chance never carries out said threat, she was in no position to do anything.so because she was about to leave town, and as "Crusaders of the Lost Mark" reveals, [[spoiler: telling Diamond Tiara's mother wouldn't have been a reliable solution, because her mother is the one who taught her to despise and mock blank flanks like the CMC in the first place]].


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* BrokenAesop: The Cutie Mark Crusaders learn the Aesop that when being bullied, instead of retaliating they should tell an adult like Applejack who can handle the situation better. However, the episode ends with Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon bullying the CMC in front of Applejack, [[AdultsAreUseless who does nothing]]. Instead, Babs Seed handles things by scaring them off through intimidation, causing them to fall into mud (it isn't clear whether this result was intentional or not). To her credit, Babs does threaten to tell the girls' mothers, but she never carries out said threat, she was in no position to do so because she was about to leave town, and as "Crusaders of the Lost Mark" reveals, [[spoiler: telling Diamond Tiara's mother wouldn't have been a reliable solution, because her mother is the one who taught her to despise and mock blank flanks like the CMC in the first place]].
20th Mar '16 5:36:07 PM WhatArtThee
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The gold paint the CMC's use on their new float is a special powdered dye Rarity uses for edible clothing.
6th Mar '16 5:22:16 PM KoopaKid17
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* TheDogBitesBack: {{Defied|Trope}} The CMC attempt this... and then try to pull their punch when they learn Babs' motivation.

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* TheDogBitesBack: {{Defied|Trope}} {{Defied|Trope}}. The CMC attempt this... and then try to pull their punch when they learn Babs' motivation.
6th Mar '16 12:41:52 PM KoopaKid17
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* TheDogBitesBack: The CMC attempt this... and then try to pull their punch when they learn Babs' motivation.

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* DevilInPlainSight: Babs hides her bullying of the CMC from Ponyville's adults. However, when Babs in the Crusaders' float sees Pinkie Pie driving them in her lettuce float, she rams into it causing it to crash. Pinkie Pie doesn't even react to this.
* TheDogBitesBack: {{Defied|Trope}} The CMC attempt this... and then try to pull their punch when they learn Babs' motivation.
25th Jan '16 3:24:24 PM ZeroWizard
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* KarmaHoudini: Sure, she has a FreudianExcuse, and she makes HeelFaceTurn, but Babs Seed still gets off without any punishment at all for all the bullying she did to the CMC (which includes destroying the float they made for the parade, kicking them out of their own clubhouse, and kicking Apple Bloom out of her own bed and forcing her to sleep on the floor).

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* KarmaHoudini: Sure, she has a FreudianExcuse, and she makes a HeelFaceTurn, but Babs Seed still gets off without any punishment at all for all the bullying she did to the CMC (which includes destroying the float they made for the parade, kicking them out of their own clubhouse, and kicking Apple Bloom out of her own bed and forcing her to sleep on the floor).
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