History YMMV / MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW

19th Aug '17 2:28:33 PM infernape612
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** The Equestria Girls Holiday Special also falls under this, as after ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks Rainbow Rocks]]'' fans were looking forward to a nice, fluffy further developing Sunset Shimmer and her friends; they got a rehash of "Ponyville Confidential" which lacked what left the episode "merely" controversial. [[spoiler:Also, the potential that could have come from Sunset being subjected to the same bullying she subjected others to, looking into how fragile her forgiveness was, or give her friends guilt over this, never shows up.]] By taking place after ''Rainbow Rocks'', the chance to give everyone a justifiable reason for Sunsets treatment (she had yet prove her reformation) and explore why she became so [[ShrinkingViolet emotional venerability]], is likewise wasted.

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** The Equestria Girls Holiday Special also falls under this, as after ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks Rainbow Rocks]]'' fans were looking forward to a nice, fluffy further developing Sunset Shimmer and her friends; they got a rehash of "Ponyville Confidential" which lacked what left the episode "merely" controversial. [[spoiler:Also, the potential that could have come from Sunset being subjected to the same bullying she subjected others to, looking into how fragile her forgiveness was, or give her friends guilt over this, never shows up.]] By taking place after ''Rainbow Rocks'', the chance to give everyone a justifiable reason for Sunsets Sunset's treatment (she had yet to prove her reformation) and explore why she became so [[ShrinkingViolet emotional venerability]], emotionally vulnerable]], is likewise wasted.



** [[spoiler:Despite solid looking evidence of her wrongdoing, the Humane 5 turning on Sunset Shimmer makes them this for not questioning why she'd do it (it's post "Rainbow Rocks", so there's no more room for doubt she's reformed). That they forgave the human Cutie Mark Crusaders after they confessed to framing her out of jealousy as opposed to apologize to Sunset sunk what remained. Worse is that many found the CMC to also be this in spite of their guilt, since they continued to act against Sunset after breaking them up for no clear reason, lacked what made their pony selfs sympathetic in similar situations, and only faced consequences offscreen compared to what Sunset was shown to have gone through due to their actions.]]

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** [[spoiler:Despite solid looking solid-looking evidence of her wrongdoing, the Humane 5 turning on Sunset Shimmer makes them this for not questioning why she'd do it (it's post "Rainbow Rocks", so there's no more room for doubt she's reformed). That they forgave the human Cutie Mark Crusaders after they confessed to framing her out of jealousy as opposed to apologize to Sunset sunk what remained. Worse is that many found the CMC to also be this in spite of their guilt, since they continued to act against Sunset after breaking them up for no clear reason, lacked what made their pony selfs sympathetic in similar situations, and only faced consequences offscreen compared to what Sunset was shown to have gone through due to their actions.]]



* VindicatedByHistory: The Nightmare Arc (Issues 5-8) was [[ContestedSequel controversial when it came out]], but future issues were even more so, with criticisms this arc [[FranchiseOriginalSin adequately contained]], meaning it's now viewed as one of the comics best stories. Helping is that it's biggest criticism ([[FanDislikedExplanation the nature of the Nightmare Forces and their relation to Nightmare Moon]]) was [[AuthorsSavingThrow retconned into something more palatable]] in ''Fiendship Is Magic''.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Its promoted as an all-ages comic, though the series thus far has been a little darker than one would expect from a series where most of the covers feature cute, colorful ponies.

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* VindicatedByHistory: The Nightmare Arc (Issues 5-8) was [[ContestedSequel controversial when it came out]], but future issues were even more so, with criticisms this arc [[FranchiseOriginalSin adequately contained]], meaning it's now viewed as one of the comics comic's best stories. Helping is that it's its biggest criticism ([[FanDislikedExplanation the nature of the Nightmare Forces and their relation to Nightmare Moon]]) was [[AuthorsSavingThrow retconned into something more palatable]] in ''Fiendship Is Magic''.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Its It's promoted as an all-ages comic, though the series thus far has been a little darker than one would expect from a series where most of the covers feature cute, colorful ponies.



** Rarity is very sympathetic in the Nightmares arc, especially when it's revealed that [[spoiler:she has self-esteem issues because she fears that her friends will abandon her because they find her useless. Fortunately, her friends convinced her otherwise at the end.]]

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** Rarity is very sympathetic in the Nightmares arc, especially when it's revealed that [[spoiler:she has self-esteem issues because she fears that her friends will abandon her because they find her useless. Fortunately, her friends convinced convince her otherwise at the end.]]
19th Aug '17 2:20:37 PM infernape612
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** Princess Celestia in the reflections arc (issues #17-20). For some, her actions have driven away any amount of sympathy she might have had while others are fond of her relationship with Mirror Sombra regardless. What prevents her from reaching full-on [[TheScrappy Scrappy]] status was her MyGodWhatHaveIDone moments throughout the comic... [[spoiler:That is until it's revealed that her travels to the other world is causing the destruction of ''both'' worlds. For most, this just brought her to the scrappy heap. Whether her willingness to [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice herself to fix this]] and losing Mirror Sombra (who took her place) as consequence redeemed her is hotly debated]].

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** Princess Celestia in the reflections arc Reflections Arc (issues #17-20). For some, her actions have driven away any amount of sympathy she might have had while others are fond of her relationship with Mirror Sombra regardless. What prevents her from reaching full-on [[TheScrappy Scrappy]] status was her MyGodWhatHaveIDone moments throughout the comic... [[spoiler:That is until it's revealed that her travels to the other world is causing the destruction of ''both'' worlds. For most, this just brought her to the scrappy heap. Whether her willingness to [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice herself to fix this]] and losing Mirror Sombra (who took her place) as consequence redeemed her is hotly debated]].



* EightDeadlyWords: Between the [[CorruptCorporateExecutive purely unlikeable villain]], the Deers hypocrisy squandering what sympathy they had, and the Ponies [[CantArgueWithElves failing to call the latter out]] or do anything useful on their own, many wrote off "Root of the Problem" by part 1. While the finale had [[DeusExMachina significant]] [[IdiotPlot criticisms]], it failed to cause the backlash the writers previous {{Story Arc}}s did, likely because readers had stopped caring one way or another.

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* EightDeadlyWords: Between the [[CorruptCorporateExecutive purely unlikeable villain]], the Deers Deers' hypocrisy squandering what sympathy they had, and the Ponies [[CantArgueWithElves failing to call the latter out]] or do anything useful on their own, many wrote off "Root of the Problem" by part 1. While the finale had [[DeusExMachina significant]] [[IdiotPlot criticisms]], it failed to cause the backlash the writers previous {{Story Arc}}s did, likely because readers had stopped caring one way or another.



* EsotericHappyEnding: The 2014 Holiday Special seemed to end happy, but between the HappyEndingOverride it pulled on ''Rainbow Rocks'', FridgeHorror at how fragile Sunset Shimmers forgiveness was, and no evidence that this couldn't happen again, not many readers bought it.

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* EsotericHappyEnding: The 2014 Holiday Special seemed to end happy, but between the HappyEndingOverride it pulled on ''Rainbow Rocks'', FridgeHorror at how fragile Sunset Shimmers Shimmer's forgiveness was, and no evidence that this couldn't happen again, not many readers bought it.



** The 2014 Holiday Special for details that become questionable when placed alongside ''Rainbow Rocks'' and the human characters [[spoiler:(especially the Cutie Mark Crusaders)]] characterization. And the 2013 Annual fell into this once fans realized [[FranchiseOriginalSin it has the same points of criticism]].

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** The 2014 Holiday Special for details that become questionable when placed alongside ''Rainbow Rocks'' and the human characters characters' [[spoiler:(especially the Cutie Mark Crusaders)]] characterization. And the 2013 Annual fell into this once fans realized [[FranchiseOriginalSin it has the same points of criticism]].



** The Reflections Arc was criticized for a DeusExMachina ending. This was also present in the Nightmare Arc, but had the buildup for the story live up to its potential and leave an [[EarnYourHappyEnding emotionally satisfying ending]]. Refections had it come more [[{{Asspull}} out of the blue]] and abruptly ended the story before it could do what fans hoped for.
** Luna's characterization under writer Katie Cook was divisive over being at odds with canon, but was entertaining and funny enough to be enjoyed. Her take on Celestia in "Reflections" received greater criticism for this, at least it [[LoveMakesYouDumb was given an explanation]], and she clearly regretted it and sought to fix the damage it caused. Such was ''not'' present with Twilight Sparkle in the "Cattle Rustlers" arc, at which point criticism of her writing began to outweigh praise.
** Having different writers has led to [[SeriesContinuityError continuity discrepancies]] (like the [[RefugeeFromTVLand appearance of Daring Do]] clashing with [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E4DaringDont her being shown to be]] RealAfterAll) which were understandable and minor enough [[MST3KMantra as to not interfere with enjoyment]]. The 2014 Holiday Special seemed written pre ''Rainbow Rocks'', and had Sunset Shimmer mistreated in a way that would have been understandable [[TheBully given her past]], but a detail (Sunset's journal) showing it was post (when she's proven her reformation) made her persecutors UnintentionallyUnsympathetic and the story detested. It also gets criticized for plot points that were handled better in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 "A Canterlot]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 Wedding"]] ([[spoiler:the Mane 5 abandoning their friend was payed off with an epic villain, action, and they realized their mistake]]), and [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E20ForWhomTheSweetieBelleToils "For Whom the Sweetie Belle Toils"]] ([[spoiler:one of the Cutie Mark Crusaders being a GreenEyedMonster, but was potrayed sympathetically enough that her forgiveness received no complaints]]).

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** The Reflections Arc was criticized for a DeusExMachina ending. This was also present in the Nightmare Arc, but had the buildup for the story to live up to its potential and leave an [[EarnYourHappyEnding emotionally satisfying ending]]. Refections had it come more [[{{Asspull}} out of the blue]] and abruptly ended the story before it could do what fans hoped for.
** Luna's characterization under writer Katie Cook was divisive over being at odds with canon, but was entertaining and funny enough to be enjoyed. Her take on Celestia in "Reflections" received greater criticism for this, but at least it [[LoveMakesYouDumb was given an explanation]], and she clearly regretted it and sought to fix the damage it caused. Such was ''not'' present with Twilight Sparkle in the "Cattle Rustlers" arc, at which point criticism of her writing began to outweigh praise.
** Having different writers has led to [[SeriesContinuityError continuity discrepancies]] (like the [[RefugeeFromTVLand appearance of Daring Do]] clashing with [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E4DaringDont her being shown to be]] RealAfterAll) which were understandable and minor enough [[MST3KMantra as to not interfere with enjoyment]]. The 2014 Holiday Special seemed written pre ''Rainbow Rocks'', and had Sunset Shimmer mistreated in a way that would have been understandable [[TheBully given her past]], but a detail (Sunset's journal) showing it was post (when she's proven her reformation) made her persecutors UnintentionallyUnsympathetic and the story detested. It also gets criticized for plot points that were handled better in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 "A Canterlot]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 Wedding"]] ([[spoiler:the Mane 5 abandoning their friend was payed paid off with an epic villain, action, and they realized their mistake]]), mistake]]) and [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E20ForWhomTheSweetieBelleToils "For Whom the Sweetie Belle Toils"]] ([[spoiler:one of the Cutie Mark Crusaders being a GreenEyedMonster, but was potrayed portrayed sympathetically enough that her forgiveness received no complaints]]).



** Celestia's statement to Twilight in the season 3 finale that Star Swirl "did not understand friendship like you do" comes as rather callous with the reflection arc.

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** Celestia's statement to Twilight in the season 3 finale that Star Swirl "did not understand friendship like you do" comes as rather callous with the reflection arc.Reflection Arc.



** One that happens in the same issue in fact. During one scene in said issue, the Mane Six put all their belief in Twilight Sparkle ([[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve in the most cheesiest way ever]]). Next scene we see the group, Twilight possesses full KillingIntent and winds up [[NiceJobBreakingItHero preforming]] a HeelFaceDoorSlam on Sombra by [[DivingSave unintentionally]] injuring Radiant Hope and prompting Sombra to tell her "ThenLetMeBeEvil".

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** One that happens in the same issue in fact. During one scene in said issue, the Mane Six put all their belief in Twilight Sparkle ([[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve in the most cheesiest way ever]]). Next scene we see the group, Twilight possesses full KillingIntent and winds up [[NiceJobBreakingItHero preforming]] performing]] a HeelFaceDoorSlam on Sombra by [[DivingSave unintentionally]] injuring Radiant Hope and prompting Sombra to tell her "ThenLetMeBeEvil".



** In issue 17, Celestia and Starswirl travelled to an alternate universe where 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

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** In issue 17, Celestia and Starswirl travelled travel to an alternate universe where Dinosaurs dinosaurs still roam and they encountered encounter Fluttershy's Tyrannosaurus Rex counterpart, tyrannosaurus rex counterpart. [[http://fav.me/d65mwj9 this This fan comic]] was made a year before issue 17 was releasedreleased.



* ItsShortSoItSucks: Many feel the real reason the Kelpie got of so absurdly easily in issue #23 is because there wasn't enough pages left in the story to deal with her better. The following issue, while lacking stand out criticism, wasn't long enough to give Discords time-travel shenanigans what fans felt was justice.

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* ItsShortSoItSucks: Many feel the real reason the Kelpie got of so absurdly easily in issue #23 is because there wasn't enough pages left in the story to deal with her better. The following issue, while lacking stand out criticism, wasn't long enough to give Discords Discord's time-travel shenanigans what fans felt was justice.



* MST3KMantra: ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E12AmendingFences Amending Fences]]'' Shows Twilight Sparkle was friends with the same five ponies Sunset Shimmer rejected in her origin story, furthering the noted FridgeBrilliance in it's {{foreshadowing}} their deferent fates. That the five have an age discrepancy between the stories that can only be explained by {{retcon}}, why let that stop you from enjoying the thematic brilliance, especially since the show {{retcon}}s it's ''own'' continuity (their ages shown in flashbacks in ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E23TheCutieMarkChronicles The Cuite Mark Chronicles]]'') to make it work. However, it's still very likely that the portal simply has bizarre space-time effects.

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* MST3KMantra: ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E12AmendingFences Amending Fences]]'' Shows shows Twilight Sparkle was friends with the same five ponies Sunset Shimmer rejected in her origin story, furthering the noted FridgeBrilliance in it's its {{foreshadowing}} their deferent different fates. That the The five have an age discrepancy between the stories that can only be explained by {{retcon}}, but why let that stop you from enjoying the thematic brilliance, especially brilliance? Especially since the show {{retcon}}s it's its ''own'' continuity (their ages shown in flashbacks in ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E23TheCutieMarkChronicles The Cuite Mark Chronicles]]'') to make it work. However, it's still very likely that the portal simply has bizarre space-time effects.



** Twilight Sparkles {{Lawful Stupid}}ity in the "Cattle Rustlers" arc, despite being a one-off thing that the comic otherwise manages to avoid.

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** Twilight Sparkles Sparkle's {{Lawful Stupid}}ity in the "Cattle Rustlers" arc, despite being a one-off thing that the comic otherwise manages to avoid.



* RonTheDeathEater: Many feel this about Iron Will in Issue 34. Not only is he suddenly a villain (something he'd ''never'' been before), he physically subdues ponies and ''proudly'' [[spoiler:steals the Crystal Heart.]] This is on top of teaming with ''Queen Chrysalis'', who is a wanted criminal who'd be serving a thousand years in a maximum security prison if she hadn't escaped, which would ruin any credibility he has as a motivational speaker. Gets worse in Issue 35 were he [[spoiler:teams up with ''King Sombra'']] and helps imprison Applejack. When he actually shows regret, he [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse inexplicably vanished]], losing the chance to redeem himself.

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* RonTheDeathEater: Many feel this about Iron Will in Issue 34. Not only is he suddenly a villain (something he'd ''never'' been before), he physically subdues ponies and ''proudly'' [[spoiler:steals the Crystal Heart.]] This is on top of teaming with ''Queen Chrysalis'', who is a wanted criminal who'd be serving a thousand years in a maximum security prison if she hadn't escaped, which would ruin any credibility he has as a motivational speaker. Gets worse in Issue 35 were he [[spoiler:teams up with ''King Sombra'']] and helps imprison Applejack. When he actually shows regret, he [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse inexplicably vanished]], vanishes]], losing the chance to redeem himself.



** Cassie the Kelpie, starting from how [[StoryBreakerPower overpowered]] her ability to brainwash all of Ponyville (including the Mane 6) was, and ending with her [[KarmaHoudini getting away scots-free once "defeated"]] and she explained her motives, without getting called out for not doing so sooner. That she debuted around the same time as [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks the Dazzlings]], whom had the same, but weaker, powers, and proved more likable in spite of [[LoveToHate (or because of)]] their being eviler made Cassie come off as shallow and undeserving of how well off the story put her.
** ''Twilight Sparkle'', if you can believe it, in ''The Good, The Bad, and The Ponies''. It seems that with the comics' more action-oriented stories, the only way they can think to avoid having Twilight's magic become a StoryBreakerPower or her status as Princess to [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem solve any social problem]] is to make her LawfulStupid and arbitrarily refuse to use it because of some rule [[{{Asspull}} the writer just made up]]. Her road to scrappydom began an issue or two earlier with her forgiveness to the Kelpie, which was at least in-character, more then can be said here. Worse, this had an easy, obvious fix of [[DeusExitMachina writing her out of the story like Spike was]], one has to wonder if her presence [[ExecutiveMeddling was forced]].
** King Aspen and the deer in general. See {{Unintentionally Unsympathetic}} and {{Designated Hero}} for why they're massively hated.

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** Cassie the Kelpie, starting from how [[StoryBreakerPower overpowered]] her ability to brainwash all of Ponyville (including the Mane 6) was, and ending with her [[KarmaHoudini getting away scots-free once scot-free after being "defeated"]] and she explained explaining her motives, without getting called out for not doing so sooner. That she debuted around the same time as [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks the Dazzlings]], whom had the same, but weaker, powers, and proved more likable in spite of [[LoveToHate (or because of)]] their being eviler made Cassie come off as shallow and undeserving of how well off the story put her.
** ''Twilight Sparkle'', if you can believe it, in ''The Good, The Bad, and The Ponies''. It seems that with the comics' more action-oriented stories, the only way they can think to avoid having Twilight's magic become a StoryBreakerPower or her status as Princess to [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem solve any social problem]] is to make her LawfulStupid and arbitrarily refuse to use it because of some rule [[{{Asspull}} the writer just made up]]. Her road to scrappydom began an issue or two earlier with her forgiveness to of the Kelpie, which was at least in-character, in-character; more then than can be said here. Worse, this had an easy, obvious fix of [[DeusExitMachina writing her out of the story like Spike was]], one was]]. One has to wonder if her presence [[ExecutiveMeddling was forced]].
** King Aspen and the deer in general. See {{Unintentionally Unsympathetic}} UnintentionallyUnsympathetic and {{Designated Hero}} DesignatedHero for why they're massively hated.
15th Jul '17 8:40:49 PM TroperNo9001
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** Twilight Sparkles name has been compared to [[Literature/{{Twilight}} a certain vampire series]]; WordOfGod on the matter being "It passed legal." The above issue has her turn into the vampire "Twilight Sparkling". So there's no doubt it's intentional...

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** Twilight Sparkles Sparkle's name has been compared to [[Literature/{{Twilight}} a certain vampire series]]; WordOfGod on the matter being "It passed legal." The above issue has her turn into the vampire "Twilight Sparkling". So there's no doubt it's intentional...



* MST3KMantra: ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E12AmendingFences Amending Fences]]'' Shows Twilight Sparkle was friends with the same five ponies Sunset Shimmer rejected in her origin story, furthering the noted FridgeBrilliance in it's {{foreshadowing}} their deferent fates. That the five have an age discrepancy between the stories that can only be explained by {{retcon}}, why let that stop you from enjoying the thematic brilliance, especially since the show {{retcon}}s it's ''own'' continuity (their ages shown in flashbacks in ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E23TheCutieMarkChronicles The Cuite Mark Chronicles]]'' to make it work. However, it's still very likely that the portal simply has bizarre space-time effects.

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* MST3KMantra: ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E12AmendingFences Amending Fences]]'' Shows Twilight Sparkle was friends with the same five ponies Sunset Shimmer rejected in her origin story, furthering the noted FridgeBrilliance in it's {{foreshadowing}} their deferent fates. That the five have an age discrepancy between the stories that can only be explained by {{retcon}}, why let that stop you from enjoying the thematic brilliance, especially since the show {{retcon}}s it's ''own'' continuity (their ages shown in flashbacks in ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E23TheCutieMarkChronicles The Cuite Mark Chronicles]]'' Chronicles]]'') to make it work. However, it's still very likely that the portal simply has bizarre space-time effects.
21st Feb '17 6:28:43 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Issue #51 onward promise to tie into Season 7 of the show looks to address the increasingly severe {{Continuity Snarl}}s and [[SeasonalRot decline in quality]] compared to the show.
1st Feb '17 6:36:24 PM Psyga315
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** "Chaos Theory," for its sheer {{Worf Effect}} on literally everypony [[note]]Including the [[WorldHealingWave Elements of Harmony]], [[BeyondTheImpossible of all things]]![[/note]] but [[SpotlightStealingSquad Starlight]].

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** "Chaos Theory," for its sheer {{Worf Effect}} on literally everypony [[note]]Including the [[WorldHealingWave Elements of Harmony]], [[BeyondTheImpossible of all things]]![[/note]] but [[SpotlightStealingSquad Starlight]]. ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E26ToWhereAndBackAgainPart2 Again.]]''
1st Feb '17 3:53:40 PM Peridonyx
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** "Chaos Theory," for its sheer {{Worf Effect}} on everypony [[note]]Including the [[WorldHealingWave Elements of Harmony]], [[BeyondTheImpossible of all things]]![[/note]] but [[SpotlightStealingSquad Starlight]].

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** "Chaos Theory," for its sheer {{Worf Effect}} on literally everypony [[note]]Including the [[WorldHealingWave Elements of Harmony]], [[BeyondTheImpossible of all things]]![[/note]] but [[SpotlightStealingSquad Starlight]].
1st Feb '17 3:34:36 PM Peridonyx
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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]] and [[WeakButSkilled remain 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]], [[EvilIsSexy attractive]] character design, design; [[LampshadeHanging is savvy enough to know it]] and [[WeakButSkilled remain a serious threat]] despite lacking her [[PhysicalGod previous incarnations power]], it]]; and some of the comics most epic and emotional moments came out of her confrontation.


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** "Chaos Theory," for its sheer {{Worf Effect}} on everypony [[note]]Including the [[WorldHealingWave Elements of Harmony]], [[BeyondTheImpossible of all things]]![[/note]] but [[SpotlightStealingSquad Starlight]].
4th Jan '17 3:26:42 AM valar55
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** While things in the show could always be a bit quirky with the pony population's [[HilarityEnsues antics]] and [[EasilyForgiven the general lack of consequences]], they come to a head in ''The Good, the Bad and the Ponies'', as Equestria can be seen here as a CrapsaccharineWorld whose cute exterior belies a horribly dysfunctional legal system that excuses things like assault, vandalism, extortion, arson, kidnapping, impersonation, false imprisonment, fraud and entrapment, but vandalizing a historical site, even one declared so about under dubious circumstances, could get those just ''associated'' with you thrown in jail. Essentially valuing the letter of the law over innocent lives, and having no provisions to deal with dangerously violent criminals.

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** While things in the show could always be a bit quirky with the pony population's [[HilarityEnsues antics]] and [[EasilyForgiven the general lack of consequences]], they come to a head in ''The Good, the Bad and the Ponies'', as Equestria can be seen here as a CrapsaccharineWorld whose cute exterior belies a horribly dysfunctional legal system that excuses things like assault, vandalism, extortion, arson, kidnapping, impersonation, false imprisonment, fraud and entrapment, but vandalizing a historical site, even one declared so about under dubious circumstances, could get those just ''associated'' with you thrown in jail. Essentially valuing the letter of the law over innocent lives, and having no provisions to deal with dangerously violent criminals.
5th Dec '16 11:50:45 PM ectostar
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* EvilIsSexy: [[spoiler:Nightmare Rarity]], as nicely detailed [[http://derpiboo.ru/284489 here]] (major spoilers, of course). This was even lampshaded in the comic when [[spoiler:[[FanNickname Nightmarity]]]] says at one point, "I'm so hot, I should be on fire!"

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* EvilIsSexy: [[spoiler:Nightmare Rarity]], as nicely detailed [[http://derpiboo.ru/284489 [[http://derpibooru.org/284489 here]] (major spoilers, of course). This was even lampshaded in the comic when [[spoiler:[[FanNickname Nightmarity]]]] says at one point, "I'm so hot, I should be on fire!"



** [[https://derpiboo.ru/130528 This image]] since the first act!

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** [[https://derpiboo.ru/130528 [[https://derpibooru.org/130528 This image]] since the first act!



** In the IDW Holiday Special for Equestria Girls, Sunset Shimmer is the victim of cyberbullying. Yeah, [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2877190/Teenage-Little-Pony-fan-posted-heartbreaking-YouTube-video-APOLOGISING-internet-trolls-tormented-days-threw-train.html about that]]...
28th Nov '16 6:02:48 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* EightDeadlyWords: Between the [[CorruptCorporateExecutive purely unlikeable villain]], the Deers hypocrisy squandering what sympathy they had, and the Ponies [[CantArgueWithElves failing to call the latter out]] or do anything useful on their own, many wrote off "Root of the Problem" by part 1. While the finale had [[DeusExMachina significant]] [[IdiotPlot criticisms]], it failed to cause the backlash the writers previous {{Story Arc}}s did, likely because readers had stopped caring one way or another.
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