History Recap / MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E8JustForSidekicks

17th Feb '17 7:47:59 PM BobTanaka
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* ARareSentence: Quoth Rainbow Dash: "You only want to get hit in the head by a flying turtle...''once.''"
28th Dec '16 11:16:22 AM Demetrios
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** The Cutie Mark Crusaders buy [[Film/{{Spaceballs}} an industrial-strength hair dryer]].
1st Nov '16 7:26:08 PM KoopaKid17
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* CassandraTruth: Of the Mane Six, Applejack is the only one to suspect that something is amiss on the train when Spike's stomach growls.
18th Sep '16 8:54:57 AM KoopaKid17
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* NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals: The main lesson Spike learns in this episode since 'don't be greedy' didn't stick.

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* NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals: In-Universe example. The main lesson Spike learns in this episode since 'don't be greedy' didn't stick.
4th Sep '16 9:15:17 AM Da1tonTheGreat
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* LudicrousPrecision: Rarity proclaims that Opal requires a precise 81.4 degrees (scale unspecified, presumed to be Fahrenheit) to be comfortable. When she is in the library to hand Opal off to Spike, she states, "It's a chilly 81.2 in here."

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* LudicrousPrecision: Rarity proclaims that Opal requires a precise 81.4 degrees (scale unspecified, presumed to be Fahrenheit) to be comfortable. When she is in the library to hand Opal off to Spike, she states, "It's a chilly 81.2 in here."
8th Jul '16 5:47:39 PM KoopaKid17
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* ScoobyStack: The Crusaders do this on the train after Angel uses Tank to bust the door open.
9th Jun '16 4:41:54 PM LentilSandEater
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* ComicallySmallBribe: Played with. Rarity pays Spike with the tiniest jewel, so it's the smallest payment he gets, since he wants to use it for food. Later, the Cutie Mark Crusaders use that same gem to buy a humongous and obviously quite expensive hairdryer, so this jewel obviously has a very high monetary value. For comparison's sake, Spike used two of the biggest gems to pay for train tickets (though cross-country, round-trip train tickets for four people and a bunch of pets wouldn't be at all cheap) and ''a tray of donuts''. [[labelnote:explanation]]This is FridgeBrilliance, however, when you consider that the size of the gem ''doesn't'' indicate its monetary value. The jewel that Rarity gave to Spike could be a [[http://media.liveauctiongroup.net/i/5583/8530676_1s.jpg?v=8CBB4EBD63309F0 Pigeon Blood Ruby]], which is one of the rarest gems in existence, and therefore valuable. What Fluttershy gave Spike looked like [[http://www.mysticfamiliar.com/library/crystals/images/em2.jpg an emerald]], and emeralds are more common than rubies.[[/labelnote]] At the same time, as a dragon, the monetary value of a gem doesn't matter nearly as much as its size and taste. Spike using the smallest gem as payment to the CMC is much less a sacrifice to him than would be the largest.

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* ComicallySmallBribe: Played with. Rarity pays Spike with the tiniest jewel, so it's the smallest payment he gets, since he wants to use it for food. Later, the Cutie Mark Crusaders use that same gem to buy a humongous and obviously quite expensive hairdryer, so this jewel obviously has a very high monetary value. For comparison's sake, Spike used two of the biggest gems to pay for train tickets (though cross-country, round-trip train tickets for four people and a bunch of pets wouldn't be at all cheap) and ''a tray of donuts''. [[labelnote:explanation]]This is FridgeBrilliance, however, when you consider that the size of the gem ''doesn't'' indicate its monetary value. The jewel that Rarity gave to Spike could be a [[http://media.liveauctiongroup.net/i/5583/8530676_1s.jpg?v=8CBB4EBD63309F0 Pigeon Blood Ruby]], which is one of the rarest gems in existence, and therefore valuable. What Fluttershy gave Spike looked like [[http://www.mysticfamiliar.com/library/crystals/images/em2.jpg an emerald]], and emeralds are more common than rubies.[[/labelnote]] At the same time, as a dragon, the monetary value of a gem doesn't matter nearly as much as its size and taste. Spike using the smallest gem as payment to the CMC is much less a sacrifice to him than would be the largest.
26th Apr '16 3:04:32 PM StFan
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Once they get to the empire--and Spike gives away his second-to-last jewel to pay for a wrecked donut cart--Angel sees Fluttershy and friends at the station, and once again gets loose to reunite with his owner. Spike desperately throws his final, biggest jewel and knocks down a tower of luggage to block Angel's path so he can catch the bunny. Spike, the pets, and the Crusaders all board the train back to Ponyville but, unluckily for them, all have to hide in the same car as the six ponies.

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Once they get to the empire--and empire -- and Spike gives away his second-to-last jewel to pay for a wrecked donut cart--Angel cart -- Angel sees Fluttershy and friends at the station, and once again gets loose to reunite with his owner. Spike desperately throws his final, biggest jewel and knocks down a tower of luggage to block Angel's path so he can catch the bunny. Spike, the pets, and the Crusaders all board the train back to Ponyville but, unluckily for them, all have to hide in the same car as the six ponies.



!!Tropes present in this episode: [[YMMV/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E8JustForSidekicks YMMV tropes here]]

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!!Tropes present in this episode: [[YMMV/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E8JustForSidekicks YMMV tropes here]]
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4th Mar '16 5:57:57 PM KoopaKid17
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* EasyComeEasyGo: Each of the Mane Six give Spike a jewel for babysitting their pets. He loses each of them by the end of the episode.

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* EasyComeEasyGo: Each of the The Mane Six each give Spike a jewel for babysitting their pets. He loses each all of them by the end of the episode.
4th Mar '16 5:55:38 PM KoopaKid17
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* EasyComeEasyGo: Each of the Mane Six give Spike a jewel for babysitting their pets. He loses each of them by the end of the episode.



* LaserGuidedKarma: Spike selfishly persuades his friends to give him jewels just so he can make a cake for himself. So each time he finds himself in a mess and needs to get out of it, he fittingly loses a jewel.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: LaserGuidedKarma:
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Spike selfishly persuades his friends to give him jewels just so he can make a cake for himself. So each time he finds himself in a mess and needs to get out of it, he fittingly loses a jewel.jewel.
** {{Defied|Trope}} by Angel when he, the pets and the Crusaders hide from the Mane Six on the train. Spike considers taking the fall when his GrowlingGut attracts the attention of the Mane Six but Angel feeds Spike with half of his last remaining gem and they avoid detection.
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