History YMMV / DaringDo

4th Sep '17 3:47:00 AM SorPepita
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* AlasPoorScrappy: Despite her status as TheScrappy, you can't help but feel sorry for Short Stuff when she finally appears again, this time in the ExpandedUniverse-she pulls a BigDamnHeroes to save Daring...[[spoiler: and is brutally beaten and stabbed within an inch of her life by Krastos. She would have died had Daring not been around to save her]].

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* AlasPoorScrappy: Despite her status as TheScrappy, you can't help but feel sorry for Short Stuff when she finally appears again, this time in the ExpandedUniverse-she pulls a BigDamnHeroes to save Daring...[[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and is brutally beaten and stabbed within an inch of her life by Krastos. She would have died had Daring not been around to save her]].



** In the same series of weapons, he has invented a gun that shoots miniature guns. Those guns, in turn...[[PokeThePoodle whisper hurtful and demotivating things to the target]]. [[NightmareFuel And then suck the target's brain out through their ears]].

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** In the same series of weapons, he has invented a gun that shoots miniature guns. Those guns, in turn... [[PokeThePoodle whisper hurtful and demotivating things to the target]]. [[NightmareFuel And then suck the target's brain out through their ears]].



** Desert Rose and Outback Jack. Their unlikely friendship may mean...something else entirely.

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** Desert Rose and Outback Jack. Their unlikely friendship may mean... something else entirely.
4th Sep '17 3:43:10 AM SorPepita
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** For ExpandedUniverse readers: Krastos. He's either the most awesome thing ever, or an obnoxious,{{spotlight stealing|Squad}} Villain Sue.

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** For ExpandedUniverse readers: Krastos. He's either the most awesome thing ever, or an obnoxious,{{spotlight obnoxious, {{spotlight stealing|Squad}} Villain Sue.
4th Sep '17 3:41:56 AM SorPepita
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** ''Temple of Nightmare Moon'' is considered by most fans to be either the best or worst book in the series due to it's DarkerAndEdgier nature. Either the reduced comedy and added drama make it more mature, realistic, and focused, or the reduced reliance on RuleOfCool and RuleOfFunny robs the story of the charm that the other books have.

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** ''Temple of Nightmare Moon'' is considered by most fans to be either the best or worst book in the series due to it's its DarkerAndEdgier nature. Either the reduced comedy and added drama make it more mature, realistic, and focused, or the reduced reliance on RuleOfCool and RuleOfFunny robs the story of the charm that the other books have.
4th Sep '17 3:41:05 AM SorPepita
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Shortly after the release of, ''Breathing Weapons'', a CD of character themes for Daring, Arzt, and the Greifvögel was released. It consisted of mostly of electronic and industrial tunes by artists like DJ P0N3, [=Zer0=] Divide, and Genom Screams/Sweet Psy

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Shortly after the release of, ''Breathing Weapons'', a CD of character themes for Daring, Arzt, and the Greifvögel was released. It consisted of mostly of electronic and industrial tunes by artists like DJ P0N3, [=P0N3=], [=Zer0=] Divide, and Genom Screams/Sweet Psy
31st Aug '17 2:03:15 PM HalcyonDayz
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Shortly after the release of, ''Breathing Weapons'', a CD of character themes for Daring, Arzt, and the Greifvögel was released. It consisted of mostly of electronic and industrial tunes by artists like DJ P0N3, Zer0 Divide, and Genom Screams/Sweet Psy

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Shortly after the release of, ''Breathing Weapons'', a CD of character themes for Daring, Arzt, and the Greifvögel was released. It consisted of mostly of electronic and industrial tunes by artists like DJ P0N3, Zer0 [=Zer0=] Divide, and Genom Screams/Sweet Psy
21st Jul '17 11:52:54 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation / DependingOnTheWriter: One of the few faults in ''Tinker's Seal'' is that, while the multiple writers collaborating on it made it an amazing book, none of them were apparently sure whether Steam Whistle should be posthumously honored for his efforts in the fight against Krastos, or vilified for making the Assembler. This leads to some characters praising Steam, and others cursing his name.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation / DependingOnTheWriter: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: One of the few faults in ''Tinker's Seal'' is that, while the multiple writers collaborating on it made it an amazing book, none of them were apparently sure whether Steam Whistle should be posthumously honored for his efforts in the fight against Krastos, or vilified for making the Assembler. This leads to some characters praising Steam, and others cursing his name.



** The ''Breathing Weapons'' sequel, ''Chemical Sister'' is {{dark|erAndEdgier}}. Seriously dark. So dark that half the fanbase went into an uproar, claiming Gospel was taking something bright and adventurous and [[FanDumb turning it into something sick and twisted for her own satisfaction]]. Thankfully, the outrage quieted down upon the second sequel, ''Oathkeepers'', which, while still dealing with dark subject matter, was [[LighterAndSofter significantly more light-hearted]].

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** The ''Breathing Weapons'' sequel, ''Chemical Sister'' is {{dark|erAndEdgier}}. Seriously dark. So dark that half the fanbase went into an uproar, claiming Gospel was taking something bright and adventurous and [[FanDumb turning it into something sick and twisted for her own satisfaction]].satisfaction. Thankfully, the outrage quieted down upon the second sequel, ''Oathkeepers'', which, while still dealing with dark subject matter, was [[LighterAndSofter significantly more light-hearted]].



** [[FanDumb Some fans]] claim that ''Blood Diamonds'' does this on account of Daring being the only established character to show up, and only doing a little archeaology in the beginning, despite the author stating he didn't include other past characters to ''avoid'' CanonDefilement and pointing out that Daring flies solo and does other activities all the time.

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** [[FanDumb Some fans]] fans claim that ''Blood Diamonds'' does this on account of Daring being the only established character to show up, and only doing a little archeaology in the beginning, despite the author stating he didn't include other past characters to ''avoid'' CanonDefilement and pointing out that Daring flies solo and does other activities all the time.



* CharacterAlignment
** LawfulEvil: The Gargoyles of Doengoneerde Castle. So lawful in fact, that when they catch Bravado they read him his rights, giving him the time to escape their clutches.
** In the ExpandedUniverse, Krastos. ''[[NightmareFuel SWEET CELESTIA, KRASTOS.]]''
** Most of the major antagonists in the Blood Diamond series; from BloodKnight [[TheSociopath General Talonus]] to CombatSadomasochist [[PsychopathicManchild Wou-Ban]] to OmnicidalManiac [[NietzscheWannabe Black Hole]].
** Starlet in ''Ruby of the Blank Village''. Greyhoof and most of the village are stated to have done what they did based on the village's past experiences with Cutie Pox. But Starlet combines this with an outright horrifying degree of prejudce towards Unicorns and Pegasi, and after she plays her part in sacrificing Ruby, she quickly gets a Cutie Mark of a flint knife, covered in blood. Interpret that how you will.
*** Though by ''Tinker's Seal'', the town appears to have embraced her philosophy of "No Freaks".
** Krähe. Full. Stop. He kidnaps griffon children, subjects them to horrible experiments in order to turn them into super-powered bio-weapons, all so he can use them to take down Celestia and instigate anarchy.
** While it's easy to sympathize with the other members of the Greifvogel, considering they're all victims of Krähe's experiments, it doesn't really excuse some of the things they do. For example; Spottdrossel. He willingly goes against orders to finish off targets quickly and efficiently, instead choosing to slowly take them down shot-by-shot, simply because he enjoys watching them writhe.



* FoeRomanceSubtext: Daring and Ahuizotl can get a ''little'' bit obsessive about beating each other sometimes. It's not helped that in ''Universal Cracks'', one of the universes ''does'' have them as a couple.
* FoeYayShipping: Herpy/Swinn is surprisingly popular. You have to admit, though, it would make Swinn's over-the-top reactions to Herpy forgetting her name make quite a bit more sense.

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* FoeRomanceSubtext: FoeYayShipping:
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Daring and Ahuizotl can get a ''little'' bit obsessive about beating each other sometimes. It's not helped that in ''Universal Cracks'', one of the universes ''does'' have them as a couple.
* FoeYayShipping: ** Herpy/Swinn is surprisingly popular. You have to admit, though, it would make Swinn's over-the-top reactions to Herpy forgetting her name make quite a bit more sense.



* FreudianExcuse: Black Bloom stole years from Scarlecache, Ink, and Glacial, turning them into children and making himself an adult, because he was sick of them treating him like a helpless child and ruining his chances of becoming a royal knight.



* InNameOnly: The second radio adaption of "Quest for the Sapphire Stone". Among other things, Ahuizotl is now a griffon, and the Sapphire Stone is a sword. The only things it seems to share in common with the actual book is the protagonist.



* NeverLiveItDown: Professor Storm Talon has an infamous scene where he screams at Miss Jumbo for her excess mothering, causing her to run off crying. Some of the FanDumb called it a MoralEventHorizon.

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* NeverLiveItDown: Professor Storm Talon has an infamous scene where he screams at Miss Jumbo for her excess mothering, causing her to run off crying. Some of the FanDumb called it a MoralEventHorizon.



** There was a pretty sizable outcry from fans when all the members of the Greifvogel, all of whom are griffons, were resurrected as ponies in ''Chemical Sister''. A small minority even went so far as to say it was [[FanDumb racist]].

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** There was a pretty sizable outcry from fans when all the members of the Greifvogel, all of whom are griffons, were resurrected as ponies in ''Chemical Sister''. A small minority even went so far as to say it was [[FanDumb racist]].racist.



* TooSoon:
** Some fans saw the Blank Village sideplot of ''Tinker's Seal'' as this, as the book was written and published during the (still open) investigation into Gusty Lulamoon's death. On the other hoof, the fact that the sideplot was heavily based on Lulamoon's own plans for a sequel, and was written by her close friend and confidant J. Thunderlane Hurricane Jr, came as a consolation to many.
** When ''Purloined Stone'' revealed what Discord did to several mane characters, some ponies who were recovering from what he did to them, or who had family/friends who were still recovering, felt it was TooSoon.
** The announcement of the Tirek trilogy is getting the same reaction, though again, the fact that several Daring Do authors were in some way affected by Tirek's rampage has a lot of readers expecting the books to be ultimately therapeutic.



* VillainDecay:
** Ahuizotl's competence started to decrease before his "death" in ''Temple of Nightmare Moon''. When he finally came back, this trope was turned on its head, with him going back to the threat level he originally had and then some.
** After a full volume of being completely evil, Sebastius Mareton faced some massive decay in ''Temple of Nightmare Moon.'' Being demoted to Ahuizotl's DragonWithAnAgenda, combined with his multiple [[NonSequiturThud Non Sequitur Thuds]] has led many a fangirl to cry foul.



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds:
** The extent that Gas Whole abused the Colt Leader is revealed in ''Universal Cracks.''
** Greyhoof tells Daring about the Cutie Pox plague that wiped out his original home in ''Mirror Pond''. He goes into graphic detail about the horrors that everypony he knew went through. Especially the [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking cannibalistic, drug-addled, foul-tempered, sex-crazy, abusive, serial murdering, multilingual, opera singing gourmet chef]] that used to be his father.
18th Mar '17 2:03:41 PM nombretomado
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** Caitlin Stirrup got some of this when she was cast as Outback Jack in ''Daring Do and the Wooden Mask'', thanks to her experience at the time being limited to a [[AustralianSeries Brumbilander]] [[{{Neighbours}} soap opera]]. While her inexperience shows through on occasion, most critics and fans acknowledged that [[SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct she has talent]], usually pointing to her scenes opposite Summer Billet as Desert Rose.

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** Caitlin Stirrup got some of this when she was cast as Outback Jack in ''Daring Do and the Wooden Mask'', thanks to her experience at the time being limited to a [[AustralianSeries Brumbilander]] [[{{Neighbours}} [[Series/{{Neighbours}} soap opera]]. While her inexperience shows through on occasion, most critics and fans acknowledged that [[SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct she has talent]], usually pointing to her scenes opposite Summer Billet as Desert Rose.
25th Feb '17 7:46:44 AM Anddrix
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* HellIsThatNoise:
** The Assembler's [[spoiler:clanking gears]].
** From the Bridleway musical ''Sweeney Trot'', the factory whistle.
** The deep tick-tock of the Great-Grandfather Clock in ''Tinker's Seal'' is noted multiple times by both Outback Jack and Bravado to hang over Tight Ship's inn, and to be constantly audible, even when separated from the clock by several rooms. [[spoiler:This may have been due to the fact that the Chaos magic the Clock had been exposed to was causing the Clock to "grow" into the walls, spreading cogs and gears throughout the inn's walls.]] The extended radio play of ''Tinker's Seal'' made efficient use of this, adding the tick-tock of an actual antique clock into the background of all scenes in the inn leading up to [[spoiler:when Bravado and Outback Jack tear the Clock from the wall.]]
7th Jan '17 10:29:20 AM nombretomado
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** [[LaurenFaust Laurenita of the Red Mane.]] Her only appearance is a OneSceneWonder in ''Temple of Nightmare Moon''. It'd come off as a [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Big Lipped Hydra Moment]] if the whole scene wasn't so ''awesome''.

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** [[LaurenFaust [[Creator/LaurenFaust Laurenita of the Red Mane.]] Her only appearance is a OneSceneWonder in ''Temple of Nightmare Moon''. It'd come off as a [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Big Lipped Hydra Moment]] if the whole scene wasn't so ''awesome''.
5th Jan '17 11:42:46 AM SeptimusHeap
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* [[FreudWasRight Pferd Was Right]]: In the ''Temple of Nightmare Moon'' movie, that one stalactite. You know the one.
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