History YMMV / MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E8TheMysteriousMareDoWell

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.
22nd Jun '15 12:24:53 PM BatmanKalEl
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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.
** This is also doubly weird, as the main cast have done far greater deeds than Rainbow Dash did in this episode, such as, say, saving Equestria. Twice.
** [[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.

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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.
** This is also doubly weird, as the main cast have done far greater deeds than Rainbow Dash did in this episode, such as, say, saving Equestria. Twice.
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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.
13th Jun '15 10:38:01 AM Softy
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** Dash's friends were either having some good-natured fun among themselves and dropping hints to Dash that she would be happier and more successful if she just improved her attitude and acted more like Mare-Do-Well (i.e. humbly and without showboating), '''or''' were cruelly mocking Dash and her misfortunes while hypocritically praising Mare-Do-Well (i.e. themselves), completely and fully aware of how Dash would react.

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** Dash's friends were either having some good-natured fun among themselves and dropping hints to Dash that she would be happier and more successful if she just improved her attitude and acted more like Mare-Do-Well (i.e. humbly and without showboating), '''or''' were cruelly mocking Dash and her misfortunes while hypocritically praising Mare-Do-Well (i.e. themselves), completely and fully aware of how Dash that attacking Dash's competitive personality this way would react.only cause her grief.
13th Jun '15 10:34:58 AM Softy
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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Rainbow Dash tends to be favorably viewed in this episode by a lot of the audience. She saved several ponies' lives at the beginning of the episode without any expectation of reward, and only let her pride go to her head as a result of the townsponies heaping overwhelming praise on her. Later, as her arrogance and began to hamper her attempts at heroism, Rainbow still tried to save people and failed more because she lacked the skills to handle every emergency on her own rather than because she was too boastful. When she tried to regain her reputation through ill-planned but still genuine efforts at being helpful, she got beat up by Granny Smith, then mocked and insulted by the entire town, all for trivial reasons. She then went into a depression, which none of her friends (except possibly Scootaloo) bothered to notice and help her with. Instead the whole town focused on praising Mare-Do-Well, who by this point was the prime source of Rainbow's confidence issues. For many people, this gives the impression the episode is fine with pinning everything bad that happened on Rainbow Dash, even when it appears the townspeople and her friends at least share part of the blame for either ignoring or exacerbating Rainbow's attention-seeking problems.

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Rainbow Dash tends to be favorably viewed in this episode by a lot of the audience. She saved several ponies' lives at the beginning of the episode without any expectation of reward, and only let her pride go to her head as a result of the townsponies heaping overwhelming praise on her. Later, as her arrogance and began to hamper her attempts at heroism, Rainbow still tried to save people and failed more because she lacked the skills to handle every emergency on her own rather than because she was too boastful. When she tried to regain her reputation through ill-planned but still genuine efforts at being helpful, she got beat up by Granny Smith, then mocked and insulted by the entire town, all for trivial reasons. She then went into a depression, which none of her friends (except possibly Scootaloo) bothered to notice and help her with. Instead the whole town focused on praising Mare-Do-Well, who by this point was the prime source of Rainbow's confidence issues. For many people, this gives the impression the episode is fine with pinning everything bad that happened on Rainbow Dash, even when it appears the townspeople and her friends at least share part of the blame for either ignoring or exacerbating Rainbow's attention-seeking problems.
9th Jun '15 7:05:49 PM Softy
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** Dash's friends were either having some good-natured fun among themselves and dropping hints to Dash that she would be happier and more successful if she just improved her attitude and acted more like Mare-Do-Well (i.e. humbly and without showboating), '''or''' were cruelly mocking Dash and her misfortunes while praising Mare-Do-Well (i.e. themselves), completely and fully aware of how Dash would react.

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** Dash's friends were either having some good-natured fun among themselves and dropping hints to Dash that she would be happier and more successful if she just improved her attitude and acted more like Mare-Do-Well (i.e. humbly and without showboating), '''or''' were cruelly mocking Dash and her misfortunes while hypocritically praising Mare-Do-Well (i.e. themselves), completely and fully aware of how Dash would react.
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