History WesternAnimation / MyLittlePonyTVSpecials

24th Aug '16 12:52:30 PM Redmess
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** The Smooze is an unstoppable wave of purple sludge that smoothers you just because you're there and carries a HatePlague.
24th Aug '16 11:58:45 AM Redmess
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In light of the first assault by Scorpan and his army of [[OurDragonsAreDifferent stratadons]], the rest of the ponies panic and hide in Dream Castle, pulling up the drawbridge. Fearful that anyone can be next, Firefly goes off for help and decides to ask it of the very first human she happens to come across. The human is Megan, a cowgirl who lives at a ranch at the other end of the rainbow. From there, Firefly basically kidnaps Megan to go back to Ponyland with her despite the girl being about ten years old and without a single means of helping them... yeah, Firefly's plan needed more thought.

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In light of the first assault by Scorpan and his army of [[OurDragonsAreDifferent stratadons]], the rest of the ponies panic and hide in Dream Castle, pulling up the drawbridge. Fearful that anyone can be next, Firefly goes off for help and decides to ask it of the very first human she happens to come across. The human is Megan, a cowgirl who lives at a ranch at the other end of the rainbow. From there, Firefly basically kidnaps Megan to go back to Ponyland with her despite the girl being about ten years old and without a single means of helping them... yeah, Firefly's plan needed more thought.
thought (perhaps not surprising, this character would later inspire the current generation's Rainbow Dash).
7th Jul '16 3:56:15 PM Pichu-kun
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* EightiesHair: Even though they're horses, several Ponies in the pilot have hair in this style.

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* EightiesHair: Even though they're horses, several Ponies ponies in the pilot have hair in this style.style. Megan herself surprisingly doesn't--her hairstyle is a timeless ponytail.



** The panther statues in Catrina's lair in the second special look almost exactly like Ravage on ''WesternAnimation/TransformersGenerationOne''.

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** The panther statues in Catrina's lair in the second special look almost exactly like Ravage on ''WesternAnimation/TransformersGenerationOne''.''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers''.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is the villain in the first special named Tirek or Tirac? Not even ThisVeryWiki can agree on it. Website/IMDb further clouds the argument with the spelling Tirak. The G4 version of him is named "Tirek" according to the credits of the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 "Twilight's Kingdom"]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 two-parter]].

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: SpellMyNameWithAnS:
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Is the villain in the first special named Tirek or Tirac? Not even ThisVeryWiki can agree on it. Website/IMDb further clouds the argument with the spelling Tirak. The G4 version of him is named "Tirek" according to the credits of the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 "Twilight's Kingdom"]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 two-parter]].
7th Jul '16 3:54:35 PM Pichu-kun
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* ActionGirl: in ''Midnight Castle'', there are three of them: Megan, Firefly, and Bowtie.

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* ActionGirl: in ActionGirl:
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''Midnight Castle'', there are three of them: Megan, Firefly, and Bowtie.



* AnotherDimension: Not outright stated, but it is heavily implied that rainbows are passage ways between our mundane Earth and the ponies' [[MagicalLand Ponyland]]. Plus, had Megan lived in the same reality as the ponies, that Firefly could speak and fly would not have come as a surprise to her.
** Another explanation is that they do live in the same reality but the Ponyland ponies live far in an area from "normal" places.
* AntiVillain: Scorpan in the first TV special, Rep in the second.
** By the end, he's become an AntiHero ('''Type II''').

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* AnotherDimension: Not outright stated, but it is heavily implied that rainbows are passage ways between our mundane Earth and the ponies' [[MagicalLand Ponyland]]. Plus, had Megan lived in the same reality as the ponies, that Firefly could speak and fly would not have come as a surprise to her.
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her. Another explanation is that they do live in the same reality but the Ponyland ponies live far in an area from "normal" places.
* AntiVillain: Scorpan in the first TV special, Rep in the second.
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second. By the end, he's become an AntiHero ('''Type II''').



* BadassAdorable: "Danger is my life!" says Firefly, who later ''kicks a dragon in the face''.

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* BadassAdorable: BadassAdorable:
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"Danger is my life!" says Firefly, who later ''kicks a dragon in the face''.



* ChekhovsSkill: Firefly attempts her "double inside-out loop" early on in "Rescue at Midnight Castle", but fails and crashes into Applejack. She attempts it again to save Megan and later during the final battle to help defeat Tirek.

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* ChekhovsSkill: ChekhovsSkill:
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Firefly attempts her "double inside-out loop" early on in "Rescue at Midnight Castle", but fails and crashes into Applejack. She attempts it again to save Megan and later during the final battle to help defeat Tirek.



* DamselInDistress: In ''Midnight Castle'', we have five of them, including Applejack. Actually, ''especially'' Applejack, who almost drowns, later is kidnapped by Tirek's henchmen and finally is turned into a monster after she takes a direct hit of the Rainbow of Darkness.

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* DamselInDistress: DamselInDistress:
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In ''Midnight Castle'', we have five of them, including Applejack. Actually, ''especially'' Applejack, who almost drowns, later is kidnapped by Tirek's henchmen and finally is turned into a monster after she takes a direct hit of the Rainbow of Darkness.



** DistressedDude

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** DistressedDude* DistressedDude: Rep in ''Escape From Catrina''.



* EvenMooksHaveLovedOnes: Tirek really ''shouldn't'' have threatened Scorpan with decapitating Spike, since this is what finally made Scorpan rebel against him.

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* EvenMooksHaveLovedOnes: EvenMooksHaveLovedOnes:
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Tirek really ''shouldn't'' have threatened Scorpan with decapitating Spike, since this is what finally made Scorpan rebel against him.



* HypercompetentSidekick: The Moochic's long-suffering rabbit, Habit, definitely counts.

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* HypercompetentSidekick: HypercompetentSidekick:
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The Moochic's long-suffering rabbit, Habit, definitely counts.



* LighterAndSofter: ''Everything'' after the first TV special was this. The first special was pretty dark and grim for a kids show, included ''ponies set on fire'', considerable violence, threatening beheading, and the BigBad was brutally killed at the end.
** Ironic in that this was how the ''My Little Pony'' show ''began'', as possibly the most hardcore TV cartoon of its time, yet its second and third generations created such a powerful reputation as a little girl show that it was difficult for many to believe My Little Pony could ever be anything else even when ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Friendship is Magic]]'' came along to change the show's style again.

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* LighterAndSofter: ''Everything'' after the first TV special was this. The first special was pretty dark and grim for a kids show, included ''ponies set on fire'', considerable violence, threatening beheading, and the BigBad was brutally killed at the end.
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end. Ironic in that this was how the ''My Little Pony'' show ''began'', as possibly the most hardcore TV cartoon of its time, yet its second and third generations created such a powerful reputation as a little girl show that it was difficult for many to believe My ''My Little Pony Pony'' could ever be anything else even when ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Friendship is Magic]]'' came along to change the show's style again.



* MoodWhiplash: ''Rescue at Midnight Castle'', maybe also due to lack of time.

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* MoodWhiplash: ''Rescue at Midnight Castle'', maybe also due to lack of time.time:



* NobleDemon: Scorpan was like a father for Spike and tried to spare as much people as he could from falling into Tirek's hands. Subverted in that [[spoiler:he is really an enchanted human prince and the rightful lord of the lands seized by Tirak.]]
** He also warned Megan not to interfere.

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* NobleDemon: Scorpan was like a father for Spike and tried to spare as much people as he could from falling into Tirek's hands. He also warned Megan not to interfere. Subverted in that [[spoiler:he is really an enchanted human prince and the rightful lord of the lands seized by Tirak.]]
** He also warned Megan not to interfere.
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* PowerEchoes: Tirek's voice, two sentences out of three, has an echo under it. Why? 'Cause he's ''evil''.
** Or he's mostly in a castle with flat stone walls and probably isn't the type to decorate with tapestries or chandeliers.

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* PowerEchoes: Tirek's voice, two sentences out of three, has an echo under it. Why? 'Cause he's ''evil''.
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''evil''. Or he's mostly in a castle with flat stone walls and probably isn't the type to decorate with tapestries or chandeliers.



* ShoutOut: The panther statues in Catrina's lair in the second special look almost exactly like Ravage on TransformersGenerationOne.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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The panther statues in Catrina's lair in the second special look almost exactly like Ravage on TransformersGenerationOne.''WesternAnimation/TransformersGenerationOne''.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is the villain in the first special named Tirek or Tirac? Not even ThisVeryWiki can agree on it.
** Website/IMDb further clouds the argument with the spelling Tirak.
** The G4 version of him is named "Tirek" according to the credits of the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 "Twilight's Kingdom"]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 two-parter]].

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is the villain in the first special named Tirek or Tirac? Not even ThisVeryWiki can agree on it.
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it. Website/IMDb further clouds the argument with the spelling Tirak.
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Tirak. The G4 version of him is named "Tirek" according to the credits of the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 "Twilight's Kingdom"]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 two-parter]].



* TagalongKid: Averted with Megan. The ponies are tagging along with her.

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* TagalongKid: TagalongKid:
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Averted with Megan. The ponies are tagging along with her.



* ToylessToyLineCharacter: Only three of the Sea Ponies were actual toy characters. Notably there's a [[http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg225/britesprite85/FIreflys%20Adventure/PDVD_050.jpg white mare]] who appears with Twinkles but never had a toy. Common theory is that she's the [[http://mylittlewiki.org/w/images/9/94/Newborn-porcelain.jpg "First Born"]] figurine.

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* ToylessToyLineCharacter: ToylessToyLineCharacter:
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Only three of the Sea Ponies were actual toy characters. characters.
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Notably there's a [[http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg225/britesprite85/FIreflys%20Adventure/PDVD_050.jpg white mare]] who appears with Twinkles but never had a toy. Common theory is that she's the [[http://mylittlewiki.org/w/images/9/94/Newborn-porcelain.jpg "First Born"]] figurine.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In the first special, an unnamed white pony with a multi-color mane, who is accompanied by a cat later given to Peaches, was never named or made into a toy.
** None of the ponies from the first special appear in ''MyLittlePonyAndFriends''.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
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In the first special, an unnamed white pony with a multi-color mane, who is accompanied by a cat later given to Peaches, was never named or made into a toy.
** None of the ponies from the first special appear in ''MyLittlePonyAndFriends''.''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends''.
21st Dec '15 9:53:24 AM DreamDancer82
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* XMeetsY: ''Rescue at Midnight Castle'' could be aptly renamed ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' meets ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''[[note]]The latter series was also animated by Marvel Productions[[/note]]. Heck, it even had both dungeons ''and'' dragons!

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* XMeetsY: ''Rescue at Midnight Castle'' could be aptly renamed ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' meets ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''[[note]]The latter series was also animated by Marvel Productions[[/note]]. Heck, it even had both dungeons ''and'' dragons!dragons!
*HairDecorations: Megan's ponytail ribbon, the ponies' tail ribbons in general, and Bowtie's pigtail ribbons
11th Oct '15 3:37:59 PM Theriocephalus
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In light of the first assault by Scorpan and his army of [[OurDragonsAreDifferent stratadons]], the rest of the ponies panic and hide in Dream Castle, pulling up the drawbridge. Fearful that anyone can be next, Firefly goes off for help and decides to ask it of the very first human she happens to come across. The human is Megan, a cowgirl who lives at a ranch at the other end of the rainbow. From there, Firefly basically kidnaps Megan to go back to Ponyland with her despite the girl being about ten years old and without a single means of helping them. ...Yeah, Firefly's plan needed more thought.

Just as Firefly and Megan arrive at Dream Castle, Scorpan returns for another assault, having only attained two on the first run, and proceeds to grab the other two while at it. Thus, Megan and a party of ponies set out to stop Tirek, but first they stop by the Mushrump to meet with the Moochick, a strange gnome wizard with a terrible memory and a mushroom motif, to ask how to defeat Tirek. He gives Megan a locket called "The Rainbow of Light" and they are on their way.
Once at Midnight Castle, they break in and confront the evil overlord, himself, [[spoiler:and the Rainbows of Light and Dark clash in a surprisingly epic finale in which ''Tirek is torn and ripped into shreds by the former'']].

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In light of the first assault by Scorpan and his army of [[OurDragonsAreDifferent stratadons]], the rest of the ponies panic and hide in Dream Castle, pulling up the drawbridge. Fearful that anyone can be next, Firefly goes off for help and decides to ask it of the very first human she happens to come across. The human is Megan, a cowgirl who lives at a ranch at the other end of the rainbow. From there, Firefly basically kidnaps Megan to go back to Ponyland with her despite the girl being about ten years old and without a single means of helping them. ...Yeah, them... yeah, Firefly's plan needed more thought.

Just as Firefly and Megan arrive at Dream Castle, Scorpan returns for another assault, having only attained two on the first run, and proceeds to grab the other two while at it. Thus, Megan and a party of ponies set out to stop Tirek, but first they stop by the Mushrump to meet with the Moochick, a strange gnome wizard with a terrible memory and a mushroom motif, to ask how to defeat Tirek. He gives Megan a locket called "The Rainbow of Light" and they are on their way.
way. Once at Midnight Castle, they break in and confront the evil overlord, overlord himself, [[spoiler:and the Rainbows of Light and Dark clash in a surprisingly epic finale in which ''Tirek is torn and ripped into shreds by the former'']].
27th Sep '15 3:38:39 PM PurrElise
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Tirek is a ''very'' thinly veiled {{Expy}} of Satan. Remove his back legs and your left with a red, horned, cloven hoofed lord of evil who turns beauty into ugliness with the "Power of Darkness". In a show about magical, candy colored ponies. [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic You know, for kids!]]

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Tirek is a ''very'' thinly veiled {{Expy}} of Satan. Remove his back legs and your you're left with a red, horned, cloven hoofed lord of evil who turns beauty into ugliness with the "Power of Darkness". In a show about magical, candy colored ponies. [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic You know, for kids!]]
27th Sep '15 3:36:01 PM PurrElise
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Tirek is a ''very'' thinly veiled {{Expy}} of Satan. Remove his back legs and your left with a red, horned, cloven hoofed lord of evil who turns beauty into ugliness with the "Power of Darkness". In a show about magical, candy colored ponies. [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic You know, for kids!]]
30th Aug '15 6:37:21 AM tropower
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* DooWopProgression: The Sea Ponies' song does this.
9th Aug '15 11:27:08 PM pvsage
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* Foreshadowing: Scorpan's true nature is hinted at early on when he saves Megan from falling during a Stratadon attack.
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