History YMMV / MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls

25th Apr '17 5:31:23 AM DrakeClawfang
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* EvilIsCool: Her characterization aside, consensus is that Sunset Shimmer's design is awesome, [[spoiler:in both forms]]. There's a faction of her fanbase that prefers her as a villain despite her HeelFaceTurn.

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* EvilIsCool: Her characterization aside, consensus is It's mostly agreed that Sunset Shimmer's design Shimmer is awesome, [[spoiler:in both forms]]. There's a faction one of the best part of the movie. Despite her HeelFaceTurn in ''Rainbow Rocks'', a part of the fanbase that prefers her as a villain despite villain, finding her HeelFaceTurn.too bland after her reformation compared to her AlphaBitch personality.
11th Apr '17 4:29:47 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* {{Fanon}}: A large portion of the fandom considers it as good as canon that Sunset was being groomed to be a Princess by Celestia in the same manner as Twilight. Some go so far as to suggest Celestia was preparing her to receive the Element of Magic instead of Twilight, and/or that Sunset was her daughter (usually adopted but not always). Canonically, Sunset is obsessed with being a Princess, seems to think the Element of Magic should have been hers, and hates Twilight, but the reasons ''why'' she feels like this are still ambiguous due to a lot of her backstory being unexplored.

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* {{Fanon}}: A large portion of the fandom considers it as good as canon that Sunset was being groomed to be a Princess by Celestia in the same manner as Twilight. Some go so far as to suggest Celestia was preparing her to receive the Element of Magic instead of Twilight, and/or that Sunset was her daughter (usually adopted but not always). Canonically, Sunset is obsessed with being a Princess, seems to think the Element of Magic should have been hers, and hates Twilight, but the reasons ''why'' she feels like this are still ambiguous due to a lot of her backstory being unexplored.
11th Apr '17 4:29:13 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* FranchiseOriginalSin:
** One of the movies' criticisms was how the final fight was [[AnticlimaxBoss unsatisfyingly short and one-sided]], despite a CurbStompBattle once ThePowerOfFriendship ([[ThePowerOfLove or such]]) was unleashed begin par [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic for the series]]. Why was it a problem here? 1). The series would build up to the climax, while here, what enabled the climax ([[spoiler:magical super modes]]) came so out of the blue as to be an {{Asspull}}. 2). Those [[AudienceAlienatingPremise turned off by the human High School A.U. premise]] felt it was the one interesting part, which by holding it out till the end, [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot wasted much of its potential]]. This got bad enough that the sequel went out of the way to atone by parodying[[note]]They try a similar DeusExMachina, [[RealityEnsues nothing happens]].[[/note]] and averting the series' tendency to such "fights".
** Early on the designs of the humanized characters, particularly the Mane Six and Sunset, were criticized for all using the same identical design -- shirt, skirt, boots -- to the point that aside from hairstyle and some minor details (jackets, Rainbow's shorts), they all had the same body type and clothing style. However, palette-swapped characters have been part of the franchise since Day 1, especially since the Flash animation of the show makes it so easy to make a "new" character by just copying the design of another and changing their coloration. This criticism died down once the films kept going and, in tandem with an AnimationBump, the human designs got more diverse and creative.

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* FranchiseOriginalSin:
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FranchiseOriginalSin: One of the movies' criticisms was how the final fight was [[AnticlimaxBoss unsatisfyingly short and one-sided]], despite a CurbStompBattle once ThePowerOfFriendship ([[ThePowerOfLove or such]]) was unleashed begin par [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic for the series]]. Why was it a problem here? 1). The series would build up to the climax, while here, what enabled the climax ([[spoiler:magical super modes]]) came so out of the blue as to be an {{Asspull}}. 2). Those [[AudienceAlienatingPremise turned off by the human High School A.U. premise]] felt it was the one interesting part, which by holding it out till the end, [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot wasted much of its potential]]. This got bad enough that the sequel went out of the way to atone by parodying[[note]]They try a similar DeusExMachina, [[RealityEnsues nothing happens]].[[/note]] and averting the series' tendency to such "fights". \n** Early on the designs of the humanized characters, particularly the Mane Six and Sunset, were criticized for all using the same identical design -- shirt, skirt, boots -- to the point that aside from hairstyle and some minor details (jackets, Rainbow's shorts), they all had the same body type and clothing style. However, palette-swapped characters have been part of the franchise since Day 1, especially since the Flash animation of the show makes it so easy to make a "new" character by just copying the design of another and changing their coloration. This criticism died down once the films kept going and, in tandem with an AnimationBump, the human designs got more diverse and creative.
11th Apr '17 4:25:57 PM Ultra64
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: While generally well received (at least by the target audience and their parents' wallets) in its place of origin (after all, it ''did'' eventually grow into its own franchise for a reason), ''Equestria Girls'' just seems to have clicked better with some foreign audiences:
** Poland, in particular, seems to like it just fine -- judging by all those activity books and sticker albums and journals (oh my) and so forth that exist, more or less [[NoExportForYou exclusive to the region]]. It even has its own [[http://pl.fanowska-equestria-girls.wikia.com/wiki/Fanowska_Equestria_Girls_Wiki Wiki dedicated to fanworks]] about the series, and also [[http://pl.equestria-girls-wymyslone-postacie.wikia.com a separate Wiki for fanmade characters]] (although the latter hasn't been updated since 2016). Naturally, there's also a [[http://pl.mlpeg.wikia.com Polish version]] of the "general" Equestria Girls Wiki, which seems to be better maintained than the English version.
** Latin America -- Mexico in particular -- is also reasonably fond of the series, what with them getting their own official [[AllMusicalsAreAdaptations musical theater version]] of ''Rainbow Rocks'', courtesy of Tycoon Gou[[note]] A pretty big production company of theatrical, well, productions in Latin America. [[/note]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEWQz-yQ4bg]][[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AQ-nobSJuw]] -- which started touring in Mexico and ended spreading southwards like an sparkly, colorful plague -- reaching [[https://www.panamaparaninos.com/eventos-infantiles/recreativos/My-Little-Pony-Equestria-Girls-Panama Panama]], [[https://www.tuticket.com/Website/co/Evento/5_Especiales/864_My%20Little%20Pony%20Equestria%20Girls%20%20Medellin Colombia]] and [[http://www.netlima.com/eventos-deta.php?pcamp0=7583&tipo=G11 Peru]]. And said musical production, which debuted on 2016, came back on January/February 2017 [[http://yucatan.com.mx/espectaculos/my-little-pony-vuelve in Mexico]] -- all this while having a very positive reception. There's also a lot of [[NoExportForYou region-specific]] merch there, such as [[https://www.mlpmerch.com/2017/02/store-finds-easter-egg-figures-plush.html licensed Colombian toothpaste]] (which, naturally, include everyone's favorite {{shoddy knockoff product}}s of dubious safety standards!).
12th Mar '17 9:02:48 PM DrakeClawfang
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* {{Fanon}}: A large portion of the fandom considers it as good as canon that Sunset was being groomed to be a Princess by Celestia in the same manner as Twilight. Some go so far as to suggest Celestia was preparing her to receive the Element of Magic instead of Twilight, and/or that Sunset was her daughter (usually adopted but not always).

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* {{Fanon}}: A large portion of the fandom considers it as good as canon that Sunset was being groomed to be a Princess by Celestia in the same manner as Twilight. Some go so far as to suggest Celestia was preparing her to receive the Element of Magic instead of Twilight, and/or that Sunset was her daughter (usually adopted but not always). Canonically, Sunset is obsessed with being a Princess, seems to think the Element of Magic should have been hers, and hates Twilight, but the reasons ''why'' she feels like this are still ambiguous due to a lot of her backstory being unexplored.
24th Feb '17 4:03:48 AM DrakeClawfang
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* EvilIsSexy: Sunset Shimmer again. [[spoiler:Especially her demon form.]]

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* EvilIsSexy: Sunset Shimmer again. [[spoiler:Especially Shimmer's design, if not necessarily her characterization, was warmly embraced. [[spoiler:Even more her demon form.form, which wears a fiery dress cut low on the breast and high on the leg.]]



* FranchiseOriginalSin: One of the movies' criticisms was how the final fight was [[AnticlimaxBoss unsatisfyingly short and one-sided]], despite a CurbStompBattle once ThePowerOfFriendship ([[ThePowerOfLove or such]]) was unleashed begin par [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic for the series]]. Why was it a problem here? 1). The series would build up to the climax, while here, what enabled the climax ([[spoiler:magical super modes]]) came so out of the blue as to be an {{Asspull}}. 2). Those [[AudienceAlienatingPremise turned off by the human High School A.U. premise]] felt it was the one interesting part, which by holding it out till the end, [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot wasted much of its potential]]. This got bad enough that the sequel went out of the way to atone by parodying[[note]]They try a similar DeusExMachina, [[RealityEnsues nothing happens]].[[/note]] and averting the series' tendency to such "fights".
* HarsherInHindsight:

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* FranchiseOriginalSin: FranchiseOriginalSin:
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One of the movies' criticisms was how the final fight was [[AnticlimaxBoss unsatisfyingly short and one-sided]], despite a CurbStompBattle once ThePowerOfFriendship ([[ThePowerOfLove or such]]) was unleashed begin par [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic for the series]]. Why was it a problem here? 1). The series would build up to the climax, while here, what enabled the climax ([[spoiler:magical super modes]]) came so out of the blue as to be an {{Asspull}}. 2). Those [[AudienceAlienatingPremise turned off by the human High School A.U. premise]] felt it was the one interesting part, which by holding it out till the end, [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot wasted much of its potential]]. This got bad enough that the sequel went out of the way to atone by parodying[[note]]They try a similar DeusExMachina, [[RealityEnsues nothing happens]].[[/note]] and averting the series' tendency to such "fights".
** Early on the designs of the humanized characters, particularly the Mane Six and Sunset, were criticized for all using the same identical design -- shirt, skirt, boots -- to the point that aside from hairstyle and some minor details (jackets, Rainbow's shorts), they all had the same body type and clothing style. However, palette-swapped characters have been part of the franchise since Day 1, especially since the Flash animation of the show makes it so easy to make a "new" character by just copying the design of another and changing their coloration. This criticism died down once the films kept going and, in tandem with an AnimationBump, the human designs got more diverse and creative.
* HarsherInHindsight: HarsherInHindsight:
11th Jan '17 11:44:52 PM PaulA
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** Flash Sentry, Savior of the Universe! (Flash Sentry shares a first name with Film/FlashGordon)

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** Flash Sentry, Savior of the Universe! (Flash Sentry shares a first name with Film/FlashGordon)Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}})
9th Jan '17 2:17:50 PM StFan
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** Twilight Sparkle's [[http://derpiboo.ru/tags/twiscream horrified reaction at her new form]] has become quite exploitable.

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** Twilight Sparkle's [[http://derpiboo.ru/tags/twiscream [[https://derpibooru.org/search?sbq=twiscream horrified reaction at her new form]] has become quite exploitable.



** Another popular exploitable is [[http://derpiboo.ru/tags/look+what+trixie+found Trixie holding anything]] from pinecones to marijuana.[[labelnote:explanation]]Based on a scene in which Trixie gets a pack of peanut butter crackers from a vending machine.[[/labelnote]]

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** Another popular exploitable is [[http://derpiboo.ru/tags/look+what+trixie+found [[https://derpibooru.org/search?sbq=look+what+trixie+found Trixie holding anything]] from pinecones to marijuana.[[labelnote:explanation]]Based on a scene in which Trixie gets a pack of peanut butter crackers from a vending machine.[[/labelnote]]



** [[http://derpiboo.ru/tags/waifu+thief Flash Sentry, the Waifu thief]][[labelnote:explanation]]The only "waifu" he "stole" (or rather the only character he was [[ShipTease ship teased]] with) was Twilight, [[NeverLiveItDown but just because of that]], Flash is now being known for stealing away any potential character regardless of gender, race, series, etc.[[/labelnote]]
** Flash Sentry, Saviour of the Universe! (Flash Sentry shares a first name with Film/FlashGordon)

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** [[http://derpiboo.ru/tags/waifu+thief [[https://derpibooru.org/search?&sbq=waifu+thief Flash Sentry, the Waifu thief]][[labelnote:explanation]]The only "waifu" he "stole" (or rather the only character he was [[ShipTease ship teased]] with) was Twilight, [[NeverLiveItDown but just because of that]], Flash is now being known for stealing away any potential character regardless of gender, race, series, etc.[[/labelnote]]
** Flash Sentry, Saviour Savior of the Universe! (Flash Sentry shares a first name with Film/FlashGordon)



%%** What's [[WesternAnimation/DudeThatsMyGhost Billy Joe Cobra]] doing in Canterlot High?
28th Dec '16 7:49:09 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW The IDW comics]] set there, however, have all been condemned by fans of the EG series. The 2013 Annual for seemingly confirming Sunset Shimmer's [[TheScrappy negative depictions]] and [[SoOkayItsAverage being so bland otherwise]] there was no reason to accept it and its minor flaws. The 2014 Holiday Special, in [[AuthorsSavingThrow attempting to redeem Sunset]], [[HappyEndingOverride negated her hard earned happy ending]] from ''Rainbow Rocks'' over a [[BrokenBase very controversial]] plot that, while [[FanficFuel inspiring more fanwork then anything else from the comics]], had an [[EsotericHappyEnding ending no-one was content with]], and left many fans completely disgusted. ''[[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFiendshipIsMagic Fiendship Is Magic #3]]'' was the OriginStory for the Dazzlings/Sirens, which failed to show, and even [[FanDislikedExplanation disproved]], much of what made them popular and interesting.

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** [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW The IDW comics]] set there, however, have all been condemned by fans of the EG series. The 2013 Annual for seemingly confirming Sunset Shimmer's [[TheScrappy negative depictions]] and [[SoOkayItsAverage being so bland otherwise]] there was no reason to accept it and its minor flaws. The 2014 Holiday Special, in [[AuthorsSavingThrow attempting to redeem Sunset]], [[HappyEndingOverride negated her hard earned happy ending]] from ''Rainbow Rocks'' over a [[BrokenBase very controversial]] plot that, while [[FanficFuel inspiring more fanwork then anything else from the comics]], had an [[EsotericHappyEnding ending no-one was content with]], and left many fans completely disgusted. were unhappy with]]. ''[[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFiendshipIsMagic Fiendship Is Magic #3]]'' was the OriginStory for the Dazzlings/Sirens, which failed to show, and even [[FanDislikedExplanation disproved]], much of what made them popular and interesting.interesting.
** While otherwise uncontroversial, the ''Canterlot High Tell-All'' [[https://derpibooru.org/1166167 implies that Sunset Shimmer is in contact with Princess Celestia]], [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot potentially cheapening or replacing their reconciliation which is one of the most popular and anticipated plots in the fandom]].
25th Nov '16 9:09:22 AM DrakeClawfang
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* GrowingTheBeard: After the first film got a lackluster response, ''Rainbow Rocks'' was a considerable improvement that helped WinBackTheCrowd, and it's stuck through ''Friendship Games''.

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* GrowingTheBeard: After the first film got a lackluster response, ''Rainbow Rocks'' was a considerable improvement that helped WinBackTheCrowd, and it's stuck through ''Friendship Games''.Games'' and ''Legend of Everfree''; while ''Rainbow Rocks'' has been a ToughActToFollow, the films and shorts continue to enjoy fairly good reception from fans compared to the film that started it all.
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