History YMMV / MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E8TheMysteriousMareDoWell

18th May '17 5:48:09 AM Godzillawolf
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** 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), fully aware that attacking Dash's competitive personality this way would only cause her grief.

to:

** 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), fully aware that attacking Dash's competitive personality this way would only cause her grief. Still a third group takes it as them dropping hints and wanting her to put two and two together.
8th Apr '17 4:52:02 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** [[http://chadrocco.deviantart.com/art/My-Little-Pony-Lessons-Learned-271885281?q=gallery%3Achadrocco%2F93309&qo=0 this fanart from]] [[WebVideo/FamiliarFaces Chad Rocco]]
8th Apr '17 4:48:53 PM Godzillawolf
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** 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]] (a later chapter has [[spoiler:Rainbow Dash as Mare-Do-Well fighting [[Fanfic/RainbowFactory Rainbow Factory Rainbow Dash]] to protect Scootaloo]], ItMakesSenseInContext).

to:

** 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]] (a later chapter has [[spoiler:Rainbow Dash as Mare-Do-Well fighting [[Fanfic/RainbowFactory Rainbow Factory Rainbow Dash]] [[http://fav.me/daiajzk to protect Scootaloo]], Scootaloo]]]], ItMakesSenseInContext).
8th Apr '17 4:43:58 PM Godzillawolf
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** 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]]
** 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.

to:

** 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]]
here]] (a later chapter has [[spoiler:Rainbow Dash as Mare-Do-Well fighting [[Fanfic/RainbowFactory Rainbow Factory Rainbow Dash]] to protect Scootaloo]], ItMakesSenseInContext).
** 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. Sometimes [[{{Irony}} even Rainbow Dash herself.]]
15th Jan '17 8:18:24 AM Josef5678
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ShowDontTell: The main aspect that sevearly harms this episode, we only see the mane five casually commenting on Rainbow Dash's boasting, while the main argument for them assuming the Mare Do-Well mantle is that "she wouldn't have listened anyway" we never ''see'' them actually ''try'' to talk with her or at the very least consider the option. Even if she didn't listen, it would've been a nice gesture of faith they trusted her enough as ''friends'' to try talking with her first before resorting to more drastic measures.
15th Jan '17 2:16:26 AM darknessRising
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Spawned three {{Deconstruction Fic}}s in less than a week:

to:

** Spawned three Has spawned several {{Deconstruction Fic}}s in less than a week:Fic}}s:


Added DiffLines:

*** ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/255458/can-they-work-it-out Can They Work It Out?]]'' is quite popular for exploring both sides of the arguments concerning the mane six's actions, placing both them and Rainbow Dash in the wrong for logical reasons.


Added DiffLines:

* ShowDontTell: The main aspect that sevearly harms this episode, we only see the mane five casually commenting on Rainbow Dash's boasting, while the main argument for them assuming the Mare Do-Well mantle is that "she wouldn't have listened anyway" we never ''see'' them actually ''try'' to talk with her or at the very least consider the option. Even if she didn't listen, it would've been a nice gesture of faith they trusted her enough as ''friends'' to try talking with her first before resorting to more drastic measures.
15th Jul '16 4:28:16 PM AkoSiKuya23
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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.
This list shows the last 10 events of 346. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=YMMV.MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E8TheMysteriousMareDoWell