History YMMV / MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E8TheMysteriousMareDoWell

15th Jul '16 4:28:16 PM AkoSiKuya23
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* CounterpartComparison: More than a few fans have compared the Mysterious Mare-Do-Well to ''[[WesternAnimation/SouthPark South Park's]] Mysterion. Both of them end up stealing the thunder of characters who enjoy the limelight of being the hero, have similar color choices for the costume, and ultimately turn out to be one of the main characters. Heck, they both have the word "Mystery" in their name.

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* CounterpartComparison: More than a few fans have compared the Mysterious Mare-Do-Well to ''[[WesternAnimation/SouthPark South Park's]] Park's]]'' Mysterion. Both of them end up stealing the thunder of characters who enjoy the limelight of being the hero, have similar color choices for the costume, and ultimately turn out to be one of the main characters. Heck, they both have the word "Mystery" in their name.
15th Jul '16 4:27:48 PM AkoSiKuya23
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* CounterpartComparison: More than a few fans have compared the Mysterious Mare-Do-Well to ''[[WesternAnimation/SouthPark South Park's]] Mysterion. Both of them end up stealing the thunder of characters who enjoy the limelight of being the hero, have similar color choices for the costume, and ultimately turn out to be one of the main characters. Heck, they both have the word "Mystery" in their name.
4th Jun '16 6:43:52 AM Usagi1992
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* HilariousInHindsight: Pinkie Pie says that "the only thing that should be rubbed in anypony's face is chocolate cake" Guess what happens in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E9SweetAndElite the next episode]] during the birthday party.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Pinkie Pie says that "the only thing that should be rubbed in anypony's face is chocolate cake" Guess what happens in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E9SweetAndElite the next episode]] three episodes later during the birthday party.
4th Jun '16 6:33:06 AM Usagi1992
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Twilight, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity and Fluttershy tend to be unfavorably viewed in this episode by a lot of the audience. While they at least saved several ponies' lives as Mare-Do-Well, they were never shown just talking to Rainbow Dash and explaining their concerns about her boasting being a problem, and instead jumped straight into a plan to deflate Rainbow's ego by mercilessly beating her at something she took great personal pride in. Their actions were very thoughtless and hurtful, actually making Rainbow's behavior much worse, and they didn't let up even when it was clear that their friend wasn't reacting well, even deliberately mocking her as being jealous, all of which made them seem like jerks. In the Sugarcube Corner scene, Applejack talked about how modest and humble Mare-Do-Well is, while she and the others bragged about their own accomplishments as the masked heroine, making them all look like massive {{Hypocrite}}s. They directly confronted Rainbow about her bragging problems only ''after'' she discovered Mare-Do-Well's identity, leaving them with no other option but to come clean. For many people, this gives the impression that the other Mane Six just wanted to bring down Dash because of envy at the attention she was getting, and that they failed to think through the effects their plan would have on Rainbow's attitude and only succeeded in making things worse.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Twilight, Applejack, Rarity, Pinkie Pie, Rarity Pie and Fluttershy tend to be unfavorably viewed in this episode by a lot of the audience. While they at least saved several ponies' lives as Mare-Do-Well, they were never shown just talking to Rainbow Dash and explaining their concerns about her boasting being a problem, and instead jumped straight into a plan to deflate Rainbow's ego by mercilessly beating her at something she took great personal pride in. Their actions were very thoughtless and hurtful, actually making Rainbow's behavior much worse, and they didn't let up even when it was clear that their friend wasn't reacting well, even deliberately mocking her as being jealous, all of which made them seem like jerks. In the Sugarcube Corner scene, Applejack talked about how modest and humble Mare-Do-Well is, while she and the others bragged about their own accomplishments as the masked heroine, making them all look like massive {{Hypocrite}}s. They directly confronted Rainbow about her bragging problems only ''after'' she discovered Mare-Do-Well's identity, leaving them with no other option but to come clean. For many people, this gives the impression that the other Mane Six just wanted to bring down Dash because of envy at the attention she was getting, and that they failed to think through the effects their plan would have on Rainbow's attitude and only succeeded in making things worse.
26th Apr '16 2:01:03 PM Josef5678
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* FanficFuel: Spawned three {{Deconstruction Fic}}s in less than a week;
** ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7598776/1/No_Hard_Feelings No Hard Feelings]]''[[note]]although the ending is absolutely adorable, and includes the line "This hug needs more ponies! Stat!" from Pinkie Pie.[[/note]]
** ''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/12/story-whats-eating-rainbow-dash.html What's Eating Rainbow Dash]]''
** [[http://chadrocco.deviantart.com/art/My-Little-Pony-Lessons-Learned-271885281?q=gallery%3Achadrocco%2F93309&qo=0 this fanart from]] [[WebVideo/FamiliarFaces Chad Rocco]]

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* FanficFuel: FanficFuel:
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Spawned three {{Deconstruction Fic}}s in less than a week;
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''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7598776/1/No_Hard_Feelings No Hard Feelings]]''[[note]]although the ending is absolutely adorable, and includes the line "This hug needs more ponies! Stat!" from Pinkie Pie.[[/note]]
** *** ''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/12/story-whats-eating-rainbow-dash.html What's Eating Rainbow Dash]]''
** *** [[http://chadrocco.deviantart.com/art/My-Little-Pony-Lessons-Learned-271885281?q=gallery%3Achadrocco%2F93309&qo=0 this fanart from]] [[WebVideo/FamiliarFaces Chad Rocco]]
26th Apr '16 12:52:34 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* FanficFuel: If it isn't [[AccusationFic accusation fics]] or [[DeconstructionFic deconstruction fics]], it's stories involving the title character having her own adventures, even in instances where she's played by a different pony.

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* FanficFuel: Spawned three {{Deconstruction Fic}}s in less than a week;
** ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7598776/1/No_Hard_Feelings No Hard Feelings]]''[[note]]although the ending is absolutely adorable, and includes the line "This hug needs more ponies! Stat!" from Pinkie Pie.[[/note]]
** ''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/12/story-whats-eating-rainbow-dash.html What's Eating Rainbow Dash]]''
** [[http://chadrocco.deviantart.com/art/My-Little-Pony-Lessons-Learned-271885281?q=gallery%3Achadrocco%2F93309&qo=0 this fanart from]] [[WebVideo/FamiliarFaces Chad Rocco]]
** And now [[http://yuki-orin.deviantart.com/art/Alone-page-1-277324461 this fanart]] and an attempt at a {{Reconstruction}} [[http://alexwarlorn.deviantart.com/art/TRUE-Harmony-of-Rainbow-Dash-262756035 here]]
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If it isn't [[AccusationFic accusation fics]] or [[DeconstructionFic deconstruction fics]], it's stories involving the title character having her own adventures, even in instances where she's played by a different pony.
9th Jan '16 5:11:50 PM mlsmithca
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* ParvumOpus: With everything that went on in this episode, it's easy to see why the fanbase generally regards this as their least favorite of the series.
7th Jan '16 12:08:10 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GodModeSue: The Mysterious Mare-Do-Well has the abilities of five ponies of three species! Outrageous! Except this mare is actually five mares.
5th Aug '15 11:51:49 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GuiltyPleasure: Believe it or not, this episode is this for some, even by those who absolutely hate it.
17th Jul '15 1:48:36 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* CluelessAesop: Contributing to the BrokenBase, it's been repeatedly pointed out that the message of humility would certainly have been stronger if the scene in Sugarcube Corner had Twilight, Rarity and Applejack praising ''each other's'' contributions to Mare-Do-Well rather than their own (fixing the dam, her outfit and her overall humility respectively). You're not being humble when you're talking about how humble you are. [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x11kmii_the-mysterious-mare-do-well-experimental-edit_shortfilms This edited version]] even omits the entire Sugarcube Corner scene so as to make the Mane 5's actions seem even less questionable.
* DudeNotFunny:
** Near the beginning of the episode, Rainbow says there’s something wrong with the baby she just rescued. “She’s not cheering for everyone’s favorite hero, Rainbow Dash!” Afterwards, Dash gets distracted by the paparazzi and casually tosses the baby to her mother, who doesn’t look too pleased by such carelessness. It’s not uncommon to find people, even those who sympathize with Rainbow Dash, that consider this joke to be poor in taste.
** At one point, Spike mishears Rainbow as saying Mare Do Well is great and tries to write it down. Rainbow, in a moment of frustration, yells at him for trying to wright down something she didn't say about someone she doesn't like. The other mane six get a good laugh out of this. Unfortunately, this happens during the infamous Sugarcube Corner scene, where the other mane six are often interpreted as hypocritically bragging about their own accomplishments as Mare Do Well. Needless to say, pretty much no one likes it, even people who defend the rest of the episode have been known to find this moment cringe worthy.
** A lot of the humor in the episode is based around humiliating Rainbow Dash in some way. While this is intended to be seen as her getting comeuppance for her reckless behavior, due to the botched up writing of the episode, it instead comes across as very mean spirited and kicking a depressed person while their down for many people.



* ScapegoatCreator: The BrokenBase nature of the episode immediately elevated the new writer Merriwether Williams to the level of TheScrappy of the MLP writers, while she has since written a several more episodes that have had better reception, she still has a sizable hatedom.
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