History YMMV / MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW

17th Jun '16 9:27:58 AM Pren
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** "The Ponies of Dark Water" is a three issue arc about the Mane Six turning evil, possibly as a response to complaints about how little the Mirror Mane Six appeared in their arc.
29th May '16 5:26:02 PM DrakeClawfang
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* BadassDecay: Played with. While Chrysalis is still a powerful enemy and a dangerous threat to Equestria, the comics portray her as ''much'' more comical than in the show, to the point she can be downright silly at times. This has the side-effect of making her seem ''less'' menacing, in contrast to the events of "A Canterlot Wedding."

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* BadassDecay: Played with. While Chrysalis is still a powerful enemy and a dangerous threat to Equestria, the comics portray her as ''much'' more comical than in the show, to the point she can be downright silly at times. times (such as pouting and sticking her tongue out at Twilight in "Siege of the Crystal Empire). This has the side-effect of making her seem ''less'' menacing, in contrast to the events of "A Canterlot Wedding."Wedding" where she was more serious.
8th Feb '16 3:26:14 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** The Deer in the Root of the Problem arc. aIt's hard to tell if the forest is attacking Ponyville and Canterlot autonomously, or if the Deer deliberately steered the new growth towards who we know to be innocent people. Combine this with FantasticRacism, some interpret them as ecoterrorists at best, and militaristic warmongers looking for an excuse to invade at worst.

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** The Deer in the Root of the Problem arc. aIt's It's hard to tell if the forest is attacking Ponyville and Canterlot autonomously, or if the Deer deliberately steered the new growth towards who we know to be innocent people. Combine this with FantasticRacism, some interpret them as ecoterrorists at best, and militaristic warmongers looking for an excuse to invade at worst.
22nd Jan '16 6:13:25 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Artist Jay Fosgitt has come under fire for a couple of his ''Friends Forever'' issues. In #22, he used a piece of clip art available on the Web as a pony's cutie mark. Then, in #24, he drew a couple of griffon characters from the show episode "The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone" in such a way as to be completely unrecognizable. Since this issue went on sale nearly eight months after the episode premiered, fans saw the change as evidence of Fosgitt's laziness and/or lack of interest in the show. Georgia Ball, the writer for #24, made her annoyance over his work known and [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings subsequently announced that she had no plans to do any more writing for the MLP comics]].
22nd Jan '16 5:57:25 PM DrSlide
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** The Deer in the Root of the Problem arc. It's hard to tell if the forest is attacking Ponyville and Canterlot autonomously, or if the Deer deliberately steered the new growth towards who we know to be innocent people. Combine this with FantasticRacism, some interpret them as ecoterrorists at best, and militaristic warmongers looking for an excuse to invade at worst.

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** The Deer in the Root of the Problem arc. It's aIt's hard to tell if the forest is attacking Ponyville and Canterlot autonomously, or if the Deer deliberately steered the new growth towards who we know to be innocent people. Combine this with FantasticRacism, some interpret them as ecoterrorists at best, and militaristic warmongers looking for an excuse to invade at worst.



** Artist Jay Fosgitt has come under fire for a couple of his ''Friends Forever'' issues. In #22, he used a piece of clip art available on the Web as a pony's cutie mark. Then, in #24, he drew a couple of griffon characters from the show episode "The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone" in such a way as to be completely unrecognizable. Since this issue went on sale nearly eight months after the episode premiered, fans saw the change as evidence of Fosgitt's laziness and/or lack of interest in the show. Georgia Ball, the writer for #24, made her annoyance known and [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings subsequently announced that she had no plans to do any more writing for the MLP comics]].

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** Artist Jay Fosgitt has come under fire for a couple of his ''Friends Forever'' issues. In #22, he used a piece of clip art available on the Web as a pony's cutie mark. Then, in #24, he drew a couple of griffon characters from the show episode "The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone" in such a way as to be completely unrecognizable. Since this issue went on sale nearly eight months after the episode premiered, fans saw the change as evidence of Fosgitt's laziness and/or lack of interest in the show. Georgia Ball, the writer for #24, made her annoyance over his work known and [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings subsequently announced that she had no plans to do any more writing for the MLP comics]].
22nd Jan '16 3:57:17 PM Psyga315
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** Artist Jay Fosgitt has come under fire for a couple of his ''Friends Forever'' issues. In #22, he used a piece of clip art available on the Web as a pony's cutie mark. Then, in #24, he drew a couple of griffon characters from the show episode "The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone" in such a way as to be completely unrecognizable. Since this issue went on sale nearly eight months after the episode premiered, fans saw the change as evidence of Fosgitt's laziness and/or lack of interest in the show. Georgia Ball, the writer for #24, made her annoyance known and subsequently announced that she had no plans to do any more writing for the MLP comics.

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** Artist Jay Fosgitt has come under fire for a couple of his ''Friends Forever'' issues. In #22, he used a piece of clip art available on the Web as a pony's cutie mark. Then, in #24, he drew a couple of griffon characters from the show episode "The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone" in such a way as to be completely unrecognizable. Since this issue went on sale nearly eight months after the episode premiered, fans saw the change as evidence of Fosgitt's laziness and/or lack of interest in the show. Georgia Ball, the writer for #24, made her annoyance known and [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings subsequently announced that she had no plans to do any more writing for the MLP comics.comics]].
22nd Jan '16 1:41:09 PM DrSlide
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** Writer Tedly Anderson became this due to a highly questionable cameo and some comments he did on some forums and tumblr following the 2014 Annual. The highly polarizing 2014 Holiday Special certainly didn't help. On the other hand, the Manehattan Mysteries arc and the Micro and Friends Forever issues he has written were generally liked.

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** Writer Tedly Ted Anderson became this due to a highly questionable cameo and some comments he did on some forums and tumblr following the 2014 Annual. The highly polarizing 2014 Holiday Special certainly didn't help. On the other hand, the Manehattan Mysteries arc and the Micro and Friends Forever issues he has written were generally liked.liked.
** Artist Jay Fosgitt has come under fire for a couple of his ''Friends Forever'' issues. In #22, he used a piece of clip art available on the Web as a pony's cutie mark. Then, in #24, he drew a couple of griffon characters from the show episode "The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone" in such a way as to be completely unrecognizable. Since this issue went on sale nearly eight months after the episode premiered, fans saw the change as evidence of Fosgitt's laziness and/or lack of interest in the show. Georgia Ball, the writer for #24, made her annoyance known and subsequently announced that she had no plans to do any more writing for the MLP comics.



* InternetBackdraft: Tedly Anderson caused this in several forums, including IDW's own, with the revelation that he, in the 2014 "Power Ponies"-themed Annual issue canonized dragondicks, a rather polarizing figure in the fandom, known for her vocal criticisms of it, specially men in the fandom. It was aggravated when his defense was that dragondicks' work and political views are just satire.

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* InternetBackdraft: Tedly Ted Anderson caused this in several forums, including IDW's own, with the revelation that he, in the 2014 "Power Ponies"-themed Annual issue canonized dragondicks, a rather polarizing figure in the fandom, known for her vocal criticisms of it, specially men in the fandom. It was aggravated when his defense was that dragondicks' work and political views are just satire.
17th Jan '16 6:44:28 AM valar55
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*** Same issue, the Nightmare Forces speculate that Fluttershy would be most susceptible [[CorruptTheCutie to their influence]]. The season 5 opener has the the Mane 6 ''exploit'' her seeming susceptibility to best the BigBad, as if they weren't [[UnderestimatingBadassery underestimating her enough]].
** In issue 17, Celestia and Starswirl travelled to an alternate universe where Dinosaurus still roam and they encountered Fluttershy's Tyrannosaurus Rex counterpart, [[http://fav.me/d65mwj9 this fan comic]] was made a year before issue 17 was released

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*** Same issue, the Nightmare Forces speculate that Fluttershy would be most susceptible [[CorruptTheCutie to their influence]]. The season 5 opener has the has the Mane 6 ''exploit'' her seeming susceptibility to best the BigBad, as if they weren't [[UnderestimatingBadassery underestimating her enough]].
** In issue 17, Celestia and Starswirl travelled to an alternate universe where Dinosaurus Dinosaurs still roam and they encountered Fluttershy's Tyrannosaurus Rex counterpart, [[http://fav.me/d65mwj9 this fan comic]] was made a year before issue 17 was released



--->'''Apple''' Who are you?\\
'''Twilight''' Twilight. Sparkling. Vampire. Hmmm. [[ShoutOut Those sound good together]].

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--->'''Apple''' --->'''Apple:''' Who are you?\\
'''Twilight''' '''Twilight:''' Twilight. Sparkling. Vampire. Hmmm. [[ShoutOut Those sound good together]].
5th Jan '16 8:30:22 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** While the {{Retcon}} to [[DemonicPossession Nightmare Moons nature]] has been mixed, her latest incarnation, [[spoiler:Nightmare Rarity]], is easily the most popular thing to come out of the comics, impressive given she only appears halfway through her story and is a [[WalkingSpoiler huge spoiler]]. Helping is that she has a [[EvilIsCool cool,]] [[EvilIsSexy attractive]] character design, [[LampshadeHanging is savvy enough to know it]] [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy and pose a serious threat]] despite lacking her [[PhysicalGod previous incarnations power]], and some of the comics most epic and emotional moments came out of her confrontation.

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** While the {{Retcon}} to [[DemonicPossession Nightmare Moons nature]] has been mixed, her latest incarnation, [[spoiler:Nightmare Rarity]], is easily the most popular thing to come out of the comics, impressive given she only appears halfway through her story and is a [[WalkingSpoiler huge spoiler]]. Helping is that she has a [[EvilIsCool cool,]] cool]], [[EvilIsSexy attractive]] character design, [[LampshadeHanging is savvy enough to know it]] and [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy and pose a serious threat]] despite lacking her [[PhysicalGod previous incarnations power]], and some of the comics most epic and emotional moments came out of her confrontation.



** ''Siege of the Crystal Empire'' was criticized for the [[RonTheDeathEater excessively evil characterizations of Flim and Flam]]. Come the Season 5 finale, it's revealed they caused a BadFuture ''worse'' than Sombra's or Chrysalis', [[NotSoHarmlessVillain causing one to second guess if it weren't on to something]].

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** ''Siege of the Crystal Empire'' was criticized for the [[RonTheDeathEater excessively evil characterizations of Flim and Flam]]. Come the Season 5 finale, it's revealed they caused a BadFuture ''worse'' than Sombra's or Chrysalis', [[NotSoHarmlessVillain causing one to second guess if it weren't wasn't on to something]].
3rd Jan '16 12:03:18 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** ''Siege of the Crystal Empire'' was criticized for the [[RonTheDeathEater excessively evil characterizations of Flim and Flam]]. Come the Season 5 finale, it's revealed they caused a BadFuture ''worse'' than Sombra's or Chrysalis', [[NotSoHarmlessVillain causing one to second guess if they weren't on to something]].

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** ''Siege of the Crystal Empire'' was criticized for the [[RonTheDeathEater excessively evil characterizations of Flim and Flam]]. Come the Season 5 finale, it's revealed they caused a BadFuture ''worse'' than Sombra's or Chrysalis', [[NotSoHarmlessVillain causing one to second guess if they it weren't on to something]].
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