History YMMV / MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E13MagicalMysteryCure

27th Jul '16 10:54:34 AM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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* BrokenBase: Opinion is divided over how well the episode pulled off the above; whether it felt rushed and filled with [[MusicalEpisode too many songs]] instead of explaining events, or if this was a good way of condensing the plot down into a single episode without sacrificing the story-telling.

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* BrokenBase: ''Hoo'', boy. Opinion is divided over how well the episode pulled off the above; whether it felt rushed and filled with [[MusicalEpisode too many songs]] instead of explaining events, or if this was a good way of condensing the plot down into a single episode without sacrificing the story-telling.
17th Jul '16 4:07:03 AM CaptainTedium
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* BaseBreaker: Alicorn Princess Twilight Sparkle. The idea [[http://family-room.ew.com/2013/01/31/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-bronies-princess-twilight was controversial]] before the episode even aired. When it finally aired, the general consensus was split between it being a good thing, a terrible thing, or that it was too early to tell. After season 4 made it clear that she still had the same {{Adorkable}} personality, detractors calmed down a bit.

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: Alicorn Princess Twilight Sparkle. The idea [[http://family-room.ew.com/2013/01/31/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-bronies-princess-twilight was controversial]] before the episode even aired. When it finally aired, the general consensus was split between it being a good thing, a terrible thing, or that it was too early to tell. After season 4 made it clear that she still had the same {{Adorkable}} personality, detractors calmed down a bit.
24th May '16 9:39:28 AM Josef5678
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* BrokenAesop: The episode was about the characters' cutie marks getting switched by accident, and how you will be unhappy if you let something tell you what your destiny should be instead of finding it yourself. That's all well and good, except:
** [[spoiler:Princess Celestia rewards Twilight Sparkle by unilaterally transforming her into an alicorn and making her into a princess, all while singing about how this had been her plan for Twilight since she was a child and never once asking her if this is what she actually wants.]]
** Ponies don't choose their own Cutie Marks or their unique talents, and ponies are driven by their Cutie Marks to pursue those talents. The problem is every pony who attempts to seek a path in life that ''isn't'' indicated by their Cutie Mark is a ''an absolute, colossal failure'' at it. If it were really possible for a pony to decide for themselves what to do in life, the Mane Six's Cutie Marks being switched around would only be a minor annoyance and they wouldn't have been irresistibly compelled to pursue the wrong destinies.
** Twilight's cutie mark was on the Tree of Harmony before she was even born and Celestia decided to take her on as a private student the day her cutie mark appeared. Twilight is TheChosenOne with an illustrious destiny; there are even powerful places and artifacts that already have her personal logo stamped on them to point out that they're hers. Everything connected to her is implied to be foreordained, with Celestia guiding her based on her knowledge of the significance of Twilight's cutie mark.
** "Appleloosa's Most Wanted" shows us that a pony can misinterpret their own Cutie Mark, which means ponies really do have a choice in how they explore their destiny. Or it would, except that Trouble Shoes had an instinctive urge to participate in rodeo from the beginning, he just went for an event that wasn't dictated by his Cutie Mark. It was such a catastrophic failure they ran him out of town as a criminal.
** All that stuff about teamwork, accepting your friends for who they are, and sharing special bonds sounds a little hollow with the reveal that [[spoiler:Celestia had an ulterior motive in urging Twilight to make friends all along, and Princess Twilight could apparently use the Elements of Harmony by herself.]] The fourth season final aims to fix it by [[spoiler: revealing that Twilight is the Princess of Friendschip and will need the help of her friends to rule.]]
24th May '16 4:33:29 AM Redmess
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* BrokenAesop: The episode was about the characters' cutie marks getting switched by accident, and how you will be unhappy if you let something tell you what your destiny should be instead of finding it yourself. That's all well and good, except:
** [[spoiler:Princess Celestia rewards Twilight Sparkle by unilaterally transforming her into an alicorn and making her into a princess, all while singing about how this had been her plan for Twilight since she was a child and never once asking her if this is what she actually wants.]]
** Ponies don't choose their own Cutie Marks or their unique talents, and ponies are driven by their Cutie Marks to pursue those talents. The problem is every pony who attempts to seek a path in life that ''isn't'' indicated by their Cutie Mark is a ''an absolute, colossal failure'' at it. If it were really possible for a pony to decide for themselves what to do in life, the Mane Six's Cutie Marks being switched around would only be a minor annoyance and they wouldn't have been irresistibly compelled to pursue the wrong destinies.
** Twilight's cutie mark was on the Tree of Harmony before she was even born and Celestia decided to take her on as a private student the day her cutie mark appeared. Twilight is TheChosenOne with an illustrious destiny; there are even powerful places and artifacts that already have her personal logo stamped on them to point out that they're hers. Everything connected to her is implied to be foreordained, with Celestia guiding her based on her knowledge of the significance of Twilight's cutie mark.
** "Appleloosa's Most Wanted" shows us that a pony can misinterpret their own Cutie Mark, which means ponies really do have a choice in how they explore their destiny. Or it would, except that Trouble Shoes had an instinctive urge to participate in rodeo from the beginning, he just went for an event that wasn't dictated by his Cutie Mark. It was such a catastrophic failure they ran him out of town as a criminal.
** All that stuff about teamwork, accepting your friends for who they are, and sharing special bonds sounds a little hollow with the reveal that [[spoiler:Celestia had an ulterior motive in urging Twilight to make friends all along, and Princess Twilight could apparently use the Elements of Harmony by herself.]] The fourth season final aims to fix it by [[spoiler: revealing that Twilight is the Princess of Friendschip and will need the help of her friends to rule.]]
26th Dec '15 11:14:42 AM AkoSiKuya23
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* MemeticMutation: [[ManlyTears Liquid Pride]]; [[SandInMyEyes totally different from crying]].

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[[ManlyTears Liquid Pride]]; [[SandInMyEyes totally different from crying]].crying]].
** A character is going to become an alicorn? [[NothingIsTheSameAnymore Major change in the status quo?]] [[ScapegoatCreator Blame it all on]] [[SayMyName LARSON]]!
26th Dec '15 11:12:01 AM AkoSiKuya23
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* NeverLiveItDown: Poor M. A. Larson. He has written some of the best episodes in the series, but his name is forever tied to the ensuing BrokenBase regarding Twilight becoming an alicorn.

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* NeverLiveItDown: Poor M. A. Larson. He has written some of the best episodes in the series, but his name is forever tied to the ensuing BrokenBase regarding Twilight becoming an alicorn. Several seasons have passed and fans still yell "LARSON" (Though often mockingly) whenever alicorns are mentioned or a major change in the Status Quo is in the works.
24th Dec '15 1:08:00 PM MagBas
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* BaseBreaker: Alicorn Princess Twilight Sparkle. The idea [[http://family-room.ew.com/2013/01/31/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-bronies-princess-twilight was controversial]] before the episode even aired. When it finally aired, the general consensus was split between it being a good thing, a terrible thing, or that it was too early to tell. After season 4 made it clear that she hadn't been turned into a MarySue and still had the same {{Adorkable}} personality, detractors calmed down a bit.

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* BaseBreaker: Alicorn Princess Twilight Sparkle. The idea [[http://family-room.ew.com/2013/01/31/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-bronies-princess-twilight was controversial]] before the episode even aired. When it finally aired, the general consensus was split between it being a good thing, a terrible thing, or that it was too early to tell. After season 4 made it clear that she hadn't been turned into a MarySue and still had the same {{Adorkable}} personality, detractors calmed down a bit.
5th Dec '15 3:45:00 PM Josef5678
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** [[http://princesschuchi.deviantart.com/ Holly]] [[https://twitter.com/hollygjill Giesbrecht]], an animator on the show and the creator of background (and later toyline) pony [[CreatorCameo Holly Dash]], [[http://princesschuchi.deviantart.com/art/Princess-TS-sketch-186760413 drew]] [[http://derpiboo.ru/images/42388 this]] bit of SideStoryBonusArt early on in the show's life, the sketch was posted about a ''month'' after [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E1MareInTheMoon the first episode]] aired. What was originally some cute fanart from one of the animators (with the colored version mysteriously taken off of her Website/DeviantArt page) ended up being some epic {{Foreshadowing}}.

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** [[http://princesschuchi.deviantart.com/ Holly]] [[https://twitter.com/hollygjill Giesbrecht]], Giesbrecht, an animator on the show and the creator of background (and later toyline) pony [[CreatorCameo Holly Dash]], [[http://princesschuchi.deviantart.com/art/Princess-TS-sketch-186760413 drew]] drew [[http://derpiboo.ru/images/42388 this]] bit of SideStoryBonusArt early on in the show's life, the sketch was posted about a ''month'' after [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E1MareInTheMoon the first episode]] aired. What was originally some cute fanart from one of the animators (with the colored version mysteriously taken off of her Website/DeviantArt page) ended up being some epic {{Foreshadowing}}.



* {{Mondegreen}}: If you're not paying particular attention (and possibly even if you are...), the line "she's trying hard doing what she can" can be heard as "she's trying hard doing what she ''can't''" during the "True True Friend" song. Which unlike most mondegreen examples, still makes complete sense, if not more.
7th Sep '15 7:23:33 AM Upgrader
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* BaseBreaker: Alicorn Princess Twilight Sparkle. The idea [[http://family-room.ew.com/2013/01/31/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-bronies-princess-twilight was controversial]] before the episode aired. Now that it has the general consensus seems to be split between it being a good thing, that it was too early to tell, or a bad thing. After season 4 made it clear that she hadn't been turned into a MarySue and still had the same {{Adorkable}} personality, they've calmed down a bit.

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* BaseBreaker: Alicorn Princess Twilight Sparkle. The idea [[http://family-room.ew.com/2013/01/31/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-bronies-princess-twilight was controversial]] before the episode even aired. Now that When it has finally aired, the general consensus seems to be was split between it being a good thing, a terrible thing, or that it was too early to tell, or a bad thing. tell. After season 4 made it clear that she hadn't been turned into a MarySue and still had the same {{Adorkable}} personality, they've detractors calmed down a bit.



* NeverLiveItDown: Poor M.A. Larson. He has written some of the best episodes in the series, but his name is forever tied to the ensuing BrokenBase regarding Twilight becoming an alicorn.

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* NeverLiveItDown: Poor M. A. Larson. He has written some of the best episodes in the series, but his name is forever tied to the ensuing BrokenBase regarding Twilight becoming an alicorn.



* ScapegoatCreator: M.A. Larson [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bk8BmQW1X1g spoke out about]] the episode, and emphasized his original script for it was significantly differently, most importantly he wanted it to be a two-part episode, and he wrote it with the understanding this was the series finale. Then the script was taken out of his hands, shrunken down into one episode, and some of the removed plot elements were moved into Season 4's premiere. Yet, fans blame him and him alone for all this episode did.

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* ScapegoatCreator: M. A. Larson [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bk8BmQW1X1g spoke out about]] the episode, and emphasized his original script for it was significantly differently, different, most importantly he wanted it to be a two-part episode, and he wrote it with the understanding this was the series finale. Then the script was taken out of his hands, shrunken down into one episode, and some of the removed plot elements were moved into Season 4's premiere. Yet, some fans blame him and him alone for all this episode did.
25th Jul '15 12:32:44 PM StFan
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* TaintedByThePreview: An "audio only" version of one of the songs in the episode, A True True Friend, was leaked on Internet five days before the episode aired, with it not having mixed reactions from people at EquestriaDaily, but also hinted that the "swapped Cutie Marks" plot would be rushed for the sake of having Twilight become an alicorn in the final minutes.

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* TaintedByThePreview: An "audio only" version of one of the songs in the episode, A True True Friend, was leaked on Internet five days before the episode aired, with it not having mixed reactions from people at EquestriaDaily, Blog/EquestriaDaily, but also hinted that the "swapped Cutie Marks" plot would be rushed for the sake of having Twilight become an alicorn in the final minutes.
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