History WesternAnimation / MyLittlePonyAndFriends

21st Jul '16 11:06:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Paul Williams plays Catrina's MinionWithAnFInEvil, Rep, and Danny [=DeVito=] plays the king of the Grundles in the movie.
12th Jul '16 9:40:36 PM Ghostkaiba297
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* BreatherEpisode: "Pony Puppy" and "Little Piece of Magic"



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: All the ponies featured in "Rescue at Midnight Castle" - most notably Firefly, Twilight, Bowtie, Applejack, and Ember - are never seen nor mentioned in any other episode, all of which are set after. The ponies in the rest of the episodes rotate.
** Scorpan seems to suffer this as well, though it could be argued he simply returned to his kingdom, which would have been restored with [[spoiler: the death of Tirek]].



** When the first attempts to negotiate with Niblick fail in "The Magic Coins", seemingly dooming Pony Land to a drought, and the Baby Sea Ponies to certain death.



* MoodWhiplash: "Rescue at Midnight Castle" begins with a lighthearted moment while the My Little Pony theme plays, ending in "May all your days be bright." Then things get dark as Tirek's minions attack, and soon after we see Tirek, who is the most malevolent villain in the show. After the fight sequence ending with [[spoiler: the ''death'' of Tirek]], things get lighter both literally and figuratively, and the My Little Pony theme plays again during a lighthearted moment with Ember.



* NoAntagonist: While most four-part episodes have a villain, The Magic Coins does not. Ironically it is the darkest episode with the drought that threatens to destroy Pony Land and up front kill the baby Sea Ponies, and [[spoiler: attempt at negotiating with the only creature that can reverse the spell fails at first]]. Though of course everything still turns out in the end.



* TerribleTrio: Hydia, Reeka, and Draggle. There's also the Raptorians in "The Glass Princess"



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: Hydia, Reeka, and Draggle]] are last seen being blown away by the Flutter Ponies, but it's never specified where to or what was done with them.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: Hydia, Reeka, and Draggle]] are last seen being blown away by the Flutter Ponies, but it's never specified where to or what was done with them. One can guess, however, since they returned the last two times and are never seen again after this event.
12th Jul '16 8:19:37 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: The Glo Friends...glow. Yeah... They used their glowing powers to melt a giant Ice cage in the winter (once they were able to circle together, holding hands) in ''Glo Friends Save Chritmas'' and they manage to help heal a giant tree and have it bloom flowers again ("Love will Light the way!").

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* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: The Glo Friends...glow. Yeah... They But then, it can be quite powerful in the right situation; for example, they used their glowing powers to melt a giant Ice cage in the winter (once they were able to circle together, holding hands) in ''Glo Friends Save Chritmas'' and they manage to help heal a giant tree and have it bloom flowers again ("Love will Light the way!").



* InsufferableGenius: Sparky Dreamer is a know-it-all who takes great pride in her intellect and tends to be very strict about rules and regulations. Then again, she's the one who often has to fix other peoples' messes and the one time she disobeyed the rules and let two dimwits into Starry Up a SealedEvilInACan was unleashed. So perhaps her attitude is just a might bit justified.

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* InsufferableGenius: Sparky Dreamer is a know-it-all who takes great pride in her intellect and tends to be very strict about rules and regulations. Then again, But then, she's the one who often has to fix other peoples' messes and the one time she disobeyed the rules and let two dimwits into Starry Up a SealedEvilInACan was unleashed. So perhaps her attitude is just a might bit justified.justified...
12th Jul '16 12:29:39 PM Ghostkaiba297
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** While the ponies are always restored, [[spoiler: The Raptorians are permanently turned to glass.]]


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* HeyItsThatGuy: Paul Williams plays Catrina's MinionWithAnFInEvil, Rep, and Danny [=DeVito=] plays the king of the Grundles in the movie.
12th Jul '16 12:08:11 AM Ghostkaiba297
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* HeartbeatSoundtrack: Tirek's first scene.



* TheUnfavorite: Draggle. While both Draggle and Reeka are disappointments to their mother, Draggle is clearly shown to be the least favorite due to her [[AmbiguousDisorder struggles]] with magic and her [[{{Moe}} sensitivity]]. At one point, Hydia exclaims, "There are plenty of other witches! Why did I have to get Draggle?"
* UncertainDoom: In "The End of Flutter Valley", [[spoiler: Hydia, Reeka, and Draggle are blown away by the Flutter Ponies and never seen again, leading us to assume they were blown to their deaths offscreen]]; In "The Ghost of Paradise Estate", [[spoiler: Squirk and Crank are sucked into a whirlpool by Megan when she removes the extra water Squirk used to flood Dream Valley;]] and in "The Revolt of Paradise Estate", [[spoiler: Beezen is last seen being chased by his wand, which has the power to zap things out of existence]].



* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Not as bad as the specials, but when there are villains, they take the scare factor UpToEleven. The most evil of these are Hydia, Squirk, Grogar, Lavan, and especially Tirek.



* TheVoiceless:
** Sundance. Like many other characters, her voice actress from The Movie did not return for the TV series. Unlike the other characters, they never cast anyone to replace her! [[ActorExistenceLimbo And thus Sundance appears in dozens of episodes without saying a word]].
** The Flutter Pony Lily.



* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Not as bad as the specials, but when there are villains, they take the scare factor UpToEleven.
* TheUnfavorite: Draggle. While both Draggle and Reeka are disappointments to their mother, Draggle is clearly shown to be the least favorite due to her [[AmbiguousDisorder struggles]] with magic and her [[{{Moe}} sensitivity]]. At one point, Hydia exclaims, "There are plenty of other witches! Why did I have to get Draggle?"
* TheVoiceless:
** Sundance. Like many other characters, her voice actress from The Movie did not return for the TV series. Unlike the other characters, they never cast anyone to replace her! [[ActorExistenceLimbo And thus Sundance appears in dozens of episodes without saying a word]].
** The Flutter Pony Lily.

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* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Not as bad as WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: Hydia, Reeka, and Draggle]] are last seen being blown away by the specials, but when there are villains, they take the scare factor UpToEleven.
* TheUnfavorite: Draggle. While both Draggle and Reeka are disappointments to their mother, Draggle is clearly shown to be the least favorite due to her [[AmbiguousDisorder struggles]] with magic and her [[{{Moe}} sensitivity]]. At one point, Hydia exclaims, "There are plenty of other witches! Why did I have to get Draggle?"
* TheVoiceless:
** Sundance. Like many other characters, her voice actress from The Movie did not return for the TV series. Unlike the other characters, they never cast anyone to replace her! [[ActorExistenceLimbo And thus Sundance appears in dozens of episodes without saying a word]].
** The
Flutter Pony Lily.Ponies, but it's never specified where to or what was done with them.
8th Jul '16 5:04:51 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* FelonyMisdemeanor: If the Glo Friends ever run out of Moondrops, they will cease to glow in the dark. Why is this a bad thing? Frankly, we have no idea. They seem to get very weak and can't used their glowing powers well, if they don't drink their Moondrops.

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* FelonyMisdemeanor: If the Glo Friends ever run out of Moondrops, they will cease to glow in the dark. Why is this a bad thing? Frankly, we have no idea. They seem to get very weak and can't used their glowing powers well, if they don't drink their Moondrops.



* SavingChristmas: The plot of a rare TV special ''The Glo Friends Save Christmas'', which actually predated the series. Can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvAMVf4j6OY here]]. The Glo Friends had to free Santa from the clutches of an evil witch named Blanche.

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* SavingChristmas: The plot of a rare TV special ''The Glo Friends Save Christmas'', which actually predated the series. Can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvAMVf4j6OY here]]. The Glo Friends had to free Santa from the clutches of an evil witch named Blanche. Can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvAMVf4j6OY here]].
8th Jul '16 1:53:19 PM Ghostkaiba297
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** Princess Porcina, Knight Shade and, amazingly, Queen Bumble.

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** Catrina, Princess Porcina, Knight Shade Shade, Crunch, King Charlatan, and, amazingly, Queen Bumble.


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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Tirek]] is destroyed by Megan with the Rainbow of Light, and [[spoiler: Lavan]] is destroyed by [[spoiler: the Princess Ponies reflecting his attack back at him]]. This is notable not only because a series based on something as innocent as the My Little Pony toys would probably be the last place anyone would expect to see someone die, but also because killing off characters was something ''very'' rare to be seen in any TV cartoon in the 1980s.


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* LiterallyShatteredLives: [[spoiler: Lavan]]
6th Jul '16 6:52:42 PM Pichu-kun
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This incarnation of Franchise/MyLittlePony was set in a world called ''Ponyland''. Though its continuity was... lax, all of the stories take place within it. The basic framing structure of the show was that the ponies are magical creatures living idyllically in [[SugarBowl Dream Valley]], part of Ponyland (or Ponyland, part of Dream Valley - no two writers agreed on this point). Originally, the ponies resided in Dream Castle during the Half-Hour TV Specials, but after TheMovie (and the creation of that [[MerchandiseDriven playset]]) they moved into Paradise Estate. In fact, Dream Castle is never seen at all during the course of the series.

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This incarnation of Franchise/MyLittlePony ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' was set in a world called ''Ponyland''. Though its continuity was... lax, all of the stories take place within it. The basic framing structure of the show was that the ponies are magical creatures living idyllically in [[SugarBowl Dream Valley]], part of Ponyland (or Ponyland, part of Dream Valley - no two writers agreed on this point). Originally, the ponies resided in Dream Castle during the Half-Hour TV Specials, but after TheMovie (and the creation of that [[MerchandiseDriven playset]]) they moved into Paradise Estate. In fact, Dream Castle is never seen at all during the course of the series.



* AnthropomorphicShift: It's more subtle than in ''Tales'', but compared to the Pilot the Ponies act less like Ponies. They sleep in beds, sometimes walk on two legs, don't move as much like horses, don't have animal behaviors like licking each other, etc

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* AnthropomorphicShift: It's more subtle than in ''Tales'', but compared to the Pilot pilot the Ponies ponies act less like Ponies.actual ponies. They sleep in beds, sometimes walk on two legs, don't move as much like horses, don't have animal behaviors like licking each other, etc



* AnythingThatMoves:
** Prince Charming (a ''human''), flirts with human ''and Pony'' alike (bringing a new level to FurryConfusion) -- and Heart Throb [[InterspeciesRomance reciprocates...]] But keep in mind that Prince Charming was THE Prince Charming from the books, and he was only acting in character, while Heart Throb was a hopeless romantic living her lifelong dream. After a while, both of them realize that the situation is awkward and politely call it quits.

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* AnythingThatMoves:
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AnythingThatMoves: Prince Charming (a ''human''), flirts with human ''and Pony'' alike (bringing a new level to FurryConfusion) -- and Heart Throb [[InterspeciesRomance reciprocates...]] But keep in mind that Prince Charming was THE Prince Charming from the books, and he was only acting in character, while Heart Throb was a hopeless romantic living her lifelong dream. After a while, both of them realize that the situation is awkward and politely call it quits.



* BabysittingEpisode: An early episode, "The Ice Cream Wars", has a group of ponies babysitting for the First Tooth ponies. [[ThatRemindsMeOfASong They even sing about it!]]



* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Accidental misuse of the magic coins from the four-part serial of the same name can have ''devastating'' results. Case in point, Baby Lickety Split wished for it never rain again, causing a drought to the point where the sea ponies had no water to swim in.

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor:
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Accidental misuse of the magic coins from the four-part serial of the same name can have ''devastating'' results. Case in point, Baby Lickety Split wished for it never rain again, causing a drought to the point where the sea ponies had no water to swim in.



* BrokenAesop: Partially, in the episode "Fugitive Flowers"; while there is enough weight on the stated "don't judge a book by its cover" aesop that it works, one can't deny the FridgeLogic that the Crabnasties really did ''not'' do themselves any favors in that episode. Looking ugly is one thing; deliberately ripping a swathe of destruction through Dream Valley and ignoring any attempts to communicate with you is quite another. If the Crabnasties had apologised for their destructive search and explained their reasons, the Ponies might not have been so quick to assume BeautyEqualsGoodness upon meeting the Flories. Though, the episode also has an AccidentalAesop -- PoorCommunicationKills. As stated above, while the ponies were at fault for presuming "pretty flories = good and ugly crabnasties = bad", the crabnasties were also at fault for not trying to communicate with the ponies.
** Having the word "nasties" in their name doesn't really help them either.

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* BrokenAesop: Partially, in the episode "Fugitive Flowers"; while there is enough weight on the stated "don't judge a book by its cover" aesop that it works, one can't deny the FridgeLogic that the Crabnasties really did ''not'' do themselves any favors in that episode. Looking ugly is one thing; deliberately ripping a swathe of destruction through Dream Valley and ignoring any attempts to communicate with you is quite another. If the Crabnasties had apologised for their destructive search and explained their reasons, the Ponies might not have been so quick to assume BeautyEqualsGoodness upon meeting the Flories. Though, the episode also has an AccidentalAesop -- PoorCommunicationKills. As stated above, while the ponies were at fault for presuming "pretty flories = good and ugly crabnasties = bad", the crabnasties were also at fault for not trying to communicate with the ponies.
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ponies. Having the word "nasties" in their name doesn't really help them either.



* DarkestHour: 3/4ths into [[AlienInvasion "The Return of Tambelon"]], the heroes' multiple plans have all failed spectacularly, they have all been captured by [[DimensionLord Grogar's]] forces, and he's started a ritual to banish them to the Realm of Darkness.

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* DarkestHour: DarkestHour:
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3/4ths into [[AlienInvasion "The Return of Tambelon"]], the heroes' multiple plans have all failed spectacularly, they have all been captured by [[DimensionLord Grogar's]] forces, and he's started a ritual to banish them to the Realm of Darkness.



* EyeScream: The Twinkle-Eyed Ponies were a group of Unicorns and Earth Ponies with gems for eyes. They looked cute and beautiful, until an official comic explained that they used to live as slaves underground, mining for gems for the evil Jewel Wizard. The long, long exposure to darkness ruined their eyes, leaving them blind and helpless, but after they got rescued by Applejack, an explosion ''stuck magic gems on their eye-sockets'', which accidentally restored their vision. Yeah, not so cute anymore, eh?[[note]]On the other hand, this may not be canon, despite being an "official" comic.[[/note]]



* HeelFaceTurn: Princess Porcina, Knight Shade and, amazingly, Queen Bumble.

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* HeelFaceTurn: HeelFaceTurn:
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Princess Porcina, Knight Shade and, amazingly, Queen Bumble.



* HumanFocusedAdaptation: Averted; despite the presence of Megan, Molly, and Danny, the focus is usually on the ponies.

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* HumanFocusedAdaptation: Averted; Subverted; despite the presence of Megan, Molly, and Danny, the focus is usually on the ponies.



* MythologyGag: TJ received a slight redesign that makes him resemble the first My Pretty Pony.[[note]]A short lived toy that predated My Little Pony.[[/note]]

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* MythologyGag: TJ received a slight redesign that makes him resemble the first My ''My Pretty Pony.Pony''.[[note]]A short lived toy that predated My ''My Little Pony.Pony''.[[/note]]



* OneSteveLimit: Averted. In Flight to Cloud Castle, enter... Twilight! But it's not ''that'' Twilight, unless the one from that first special who is the inspiration for [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic that other Twilight you might've heard of]] somehow lost her horn and gained wings, a whole new color scheme, and a candle cutie mark instead of stars.
* OneWingedAngel: Pluma, Lavan.

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* OneSteveLimit: OneSteveLimit:
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Averted. In Flight to Cloud Castle, enter... Twilight! But it's not ''that'' Twilight, unless the one from that first special who is the inspiration for [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic that other Twilight you might've heard of]] somehow lost her horn and gained wings, a whole new color scheme, and a candle cutie mark instead of stars.
** Also averted with foals. For example, Surprise appears despite Baby Surprise appearing in ''Escape From Katrina.''. Though, the mothers and daughters never ''do'' appear in the same scenes together.
* OneWingedAngel: OneWingedAngel:
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Pluma, Lavan.



* ThatRemindsMeOfASong: ''Every'' episode contained a song, and most of them were just busy filler.

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* ThatRemindsMeOfASong: ThatRemindsMeOfASong:
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''Every'' episode contained a song, and most of them were just busy filler.



** Pegasi can fly. Unicorns teleport and each have a unique [[ElementalPowers elemental]] or [[PsychicPowers psychic]] power. Earth Ponies... can run and jump real well. And occasionally bake. With hooves.

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** Pegasi can fly. Unicorns teleport and each have a unique [[ElementalPowers elemental]] {{elemental|powers}} or [[PsychicPowers psychic]] power.{{psychic|powers}} powers. Earth Ponies... can run and jump real well. And occasionally bake. With hooves.



* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: The reason why the [[BigBad big bads]] were banished from Moleslavia. Their crimes includes mob activity, theft, and digging without permission.

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
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The reason why the [[BigBad big bads]] were banished from Moleslavia. Their crimes includes mob activity, theft, and digging without permission.



* BerserkButton: Calling Nails, a female Moliga who values beauty, "ugly witch" will incite her rage.

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* BerserkButton: BerserkButton:
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Calling Nails, a female Moliga who values beauty, "ugly witch" will incite her rage.



* FelonyMisdemeanor: If the Glo Friends ever run out of Moondrops, they will cease to glow in the dark. Why is this a bad thing? Frankly, we have no idea.
** They seem to get very weak and can't used their glowing powers well, if they don't drink their Moondrops.

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* FelonyMisdemeanor: If the Glo Friends ever run out of Moondrops, they will cease to glow in the dark. Why is this a bad thing? Frankly, we have no idea.
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idea. They seem to get very weak and can't used their glowing powers well, if they don't drink their Moondrops.



* GoldFever: The Moligan's motive, pretty much. It's bad enough that they're willing to harm innocent creatures and the environment to get it, too.

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* GoldFever: GoldFever:
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The Moligan's motive, pretty much. It's bad enough that they're willing to harm innocent creatures and the environment to get it, too.



** As a matter of fact, most of the voice actors from the ''My Little Pony'' segments also provide the voices of ''Glo Friend'' characters.



* TheKlutz: Glu Clutterbug, who is always falling into traps and getting his friends into trouble.

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* TheKlutz: TheKlutz:
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Glu Clutterbug, who is always falling into traps and getting his friends into trouble.



* MagicalLand: Glo Land

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* MagicalLand: MagicalLand:
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Glo Land



* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Scoop of the Moligans.

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* MinionWithAnFInEvil: MinionWithAnFInEvil:
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Scoop of the Moligans.



* SavingChristmas: The plot of a rare TV special ''The Glo Friends Save Christmas'', which actually predated the series. Can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvAMVf4j6OY here]].
** The Glo Friends had to free Santa from the clutches of an evil witch named Blanche.

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* SavingChristmas: The plot of a rare TV special ''The Glo Friends Save Christmas'', which actually predated the series. Can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvAMVf4j6OY here]].
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here]]. The Glo Friends had to free Santa from the clutches of an evil witch named Blanche.



* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: The Glo Friends...glow. Yeah...
** They used their glowing powers to melt a giant Ice cage in the winter(once they were able to circle together, holding hands) in ''Glo Friends Save Chritmas'' and they manage to help heal a giant tree and have it bloom flowers again("Love will Light the way!").

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* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: The Glo Friends...glow. Yeah...
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Yeah... They used their glowing powers to melt a giant Ice cage in the winter(once winter (once they were able to circle together, holding hands) in ''Glo Friends Save Chritmas'' and they manage to help heal a giant tree and have it bloom flowers again("Love again ("Love will Light the way!").



* AnAesop: one for every episode!
** FantasticAesop: Remember kids, if you ever come across a manhole cover InSpace, leave it be, or else you'll unleash an evil queen that will trap everyone in everlasting nightmares in which their darkest fears come to life.

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* AnAesop: one One for every episode!
** FantasticAesop: Remember kids, if you ever come across a manhole cover InSpace, leave it be, or else you'll unleash an evil queen that will trap everyone in everlasting nightmares in which their darkest fears come to life.
episode!



* FantasticAesop: Remember kids, if you ever come across a manhole cover InSpace, leave it be, or else you'll unleash an evil queen that will trap everyone in everlasting nightmares in which their darkest fears come to life.



* InsufferableGenius: Sparky Dreamer is a know-it-all who takes great pride in her intellect and tends to be very strict about rules and regulations.
** Then again, she's the one who often has to fix other peoples' messes and the one time she disobeyed the rules and let two dimwits into Starry Up a SealedEvilInACan was unleashed. So perhaps her attitude is just a might bit justified.

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* InsufferableGenius: Sparky Dreamer is a know-it-all who takes great pride in her intellect and tends to be very strict about rules and regulations.
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regulations. Then again, she's the one who often has to fix other peoples' messes and the one time she disobeyed the rules and let two dimwits into Starry Up a SealedEvilInACan was unleashed. So perhaps her attitude is just a might bit justified.



* AnAesop: one for every episode.

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* AnAesop: one One for every episode.
21st Mar '16 7:03:28 AM longWriter
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* VileVillainLaughableLackey: The witch Hydia is a recurring antagonist, and she has two daughters with no motivation for villainy who have this dynamic with her.
30th Jan '16 8:21:05 AM nombretomado
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* {{Syndication}}: How this series was aired. All four segments aired in it's First-run syndication. However, during it's Second-run syndication on the DisneyChannel in the 90s, only ''Pony'' segments were reaired (and even then, it rotated with WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales; both used the opening from "...Tales").
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