History YMMV / MyLittlePonyTVSpecials

1st Sep '17 12:18:12 PM lalalei2001
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** FridgeHorror comes into place. Considering the later incarnations, maybe they've just become used to horrible things happening to them. (Or they just don't remember any of it).



%%* GirlShowGhetto:



** Tirek crosses it with his whole plan. He even coined the trope TheNightThatNeverEnds.

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** Tirek crosses it with threatening to behead Spike, a ''baby'', to punish Scorpan for his whole plan. He even coined failure. If not then, the trope TheNightThatNeverEnds. 'turn ponies into mindless monsters to pull his chariot' is probably the point where Tirek crossed this line.



* NightmareFuel: Tirek, everything from his voice[[note]]Thanks to the Victor Caroli, AKA the [[Series/TheTransformers Transformers]] narrator.[[/note]] to what to turning ponies into a dragons, even leaving one out and forcing her to watch.
* SacredCow: ''Midnight Castle'' is this to G1 fans without doubt. ''Catrina'' to a lesser extent.
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: To a lot of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic FiM]] fans. Though these specials were pretty edgy for MyLittlePony, the current incarnation has incorporated aspects of these specials, particularly [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Nightmare Moon,]] leaving some G4 fans unimpressed.

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* NightmareFuel: Tirek, everything from his voice[[note]]Thanks to the Victor Caroli, AKA the [[Series/TheTransformers Transformers]] narrator.[[/note]] to what voice to turning ponies into a dragons, even leaving one out and forcing her to watch.
* SacredCow: ''Midnight Castle'' is generally this to for G1 fans without doubt. fans. ''Catrina'' is this to a lesser extent.
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: To a lot of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic FiM]] fans. Though these specials were pretty edgy for MyLittlePony, Franchise/MyLittlePony, the current incarnation has incorporated aspects of these specials, particularly [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Nightmare Moon,]] Moon and a more powerful Tirek, leaving some G4 fans unimpressed.



* TastesLikeDiabetes: Played with. There's a CompleteMonster of a bad guy who gets ''[[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath torn to pieces]]'' at the end.



** Most of the ponies, really. Firefly, despite all her WolverinePublicity during G1, never appeared again in the cartoons. She would have made a perfectly fine protagonist for [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie the movie]] and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends series]], however Hasbro wanted to [[MerchandiseDriven promote the newer toys]].
*** Firefly's an especially bizarre case because she ''kept being sold.'' However, every time she got re-released, they'd just re-run or re-release the one special she was in too (hence its many names.) She was sold like she was the Optimus Prime of the franchise even ''beyond'' the show era, to the point of being on shelves alongside ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales,'' or even ''[[NoExportForYou instead of]]'' MLPT, nearly a decade after her debut. You'd think the flagship character of the toyline would be the main character of ''both'' series, but no - it didn't even get her a ''second'' guest appearance.

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** Most of the ponies, really. ** Firefly, despite all her WolverinePublicity during G1, never appeared again in the cartoons. She would have made a perfectly fine protagonist for [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie the movie]] and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends series]], however Hasbro wanted to [[MerchandiseDriven promote the newer toys]].
*** Firefly's
It's an especially bizarre case because she ''kept being sold.'' However, every time she got re-released, they'd just re-run or re-release the one special she was in too (hence its many names.) in. She was sold like she was the Optimus Prime of the franchise even ''beyond'' the show show's era, to the point of being on shelves alongside ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales,'' or even ''[[NoExportForYou instead of]]'' MLPT, nearly a decade after her debut. You'd think the flagship character of the toyline would be the main character of ''both'' series, but no - it didn't even get her a ''second'' guest appearance. debut.



* ViewerGenderConfusion: Applejack is still a girl in ''Midnight Castle'', but the gravelly voice can make it hard to tell.

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* ViewerGenderConfusion: Applejack is still a girl in ''Midnight Castle'', but the gravelly voice can make it hard to tell.tell.
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22nd Aug '17 10:00:46 AM nombretomado
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* WhatTheHellCastingAgency: Music/PaulWilliams as Catrina's henchman.
* JustForFun/XMeetsY: ''Rescue at Midnight Castle'' could be aptly renamed ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' meets ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''[[note]]The latter series was also animated by Marvel Productions[[/note]]. Heck, it even had both dungeons ''and'' dragons!

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* WhatTheHellCastingAgency: Music/PaulWilliams as Catrina's henchman.
* JustForFun/XMeetsY: ''Rescue at Midnight Castle'' could be aptly renamed ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' meets ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''[[note]]The latter series was also animated by Marvel Productions[[/note]]. Heck, it even had both dungeons ''and'' dragons!
henchman.
2nd Aug '17 6:08:31 PM nombretomado
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* WhatTheHellCastingAgency: Music/PaulWilliams as Catrina's henchman.

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* WhatTheHellCastingAgency: Music/PaulWilliams as Catrina's henchman.henchman.
* JustForFun/XMeetsY: ''Rescue at Midnight Castle'' could be aptly renamed ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' meets ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''[[note]]The latter series was also animated by Marvel Productions[[/note]]. Heck, it even had both dungeons ''and'' dragons!
29th Jun '17 9:06:52 PM Pren
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** The Sea Ponies. They're especially popular with the ''Friendship is Magic'' fanbase, which is still waiting for them to show up in the series proper.

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** The Sea Ponies. They're especially popular with the ''Friendship is Magic'' fanbase, which is still waiting for them to show up in the series proper. They finally make an appearance in the feature film, with the voices of Kristen Chenoweth and Uzo Aduba!
4th Mar '17 10:40:12 PM mlsmithca
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* SoCoolItsAwesome: Tends to be the highest opinion of these specials.
* SoOkayItsAverage: Tends to be the lowest opinion of these specials.
* TastesLikeDiabetes: Well ''duh''.
** Played with, actually. We mustn't forget about our CompleteMonster of a bad guy who gets ''[[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath torn to pieces]]'' at the end.

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* SoCoolItsAwesome: Tends to be the highest opinion of these specials.
* SoOkayItsAverage: Tends to be the lowest opinion of these specials.
* TastesLikeDiabetes: Well ''duh''.
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Played with, actually. We mustn't forget about our with. There's a CompleteMonster of a bad guy who gets ''[[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath torn to pieces]]'' at the end.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: A mild example, but some who flipped onto the station to watch this couldn't have have expected to '''''BEHOLD THE POWER OF DARKNESS'''''.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: A mild example, but some who flipped onto the station to watch this couldn't have have expected to '''''BEHOLD THE POWER OF DARKNESS'''''.'''behold the Power of Darkness'''.
10th Nov '16 1:27:00 PM Berrenta
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* GirlsNeedRoleModels: The likely reason for Megan's existence. She's quick, spirited, and despite her own fears happens to be TheChosenOne who saves the day from EvilOverlord Tirek.
28th Jan '16 5:10:22 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* MagnumOpus: ''Rescue from Midnight Castle'' is considered the best ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' adaptation, at least until [=FIM=]. The latter is a huge LoveItOrHateIt amongst people who enjoy the series as a whole so whether it's the new MagnumOpus or not depends on the viewer.
28th Jan '16 2:12:30 AM Silverblade2
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* ClicheStorm: As good as the original special was, it is also this. An EvilOverlord is trying to TakeOverTheWorld and only a PluckyGirl KidHero and her [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits ragtag bunch of misfit]] friends can stop him using a powerful {{Macguffin}} given to them by a absent-minded wizard.
** The same goes for the follow-up.

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* ClicheStorm: As good as the original special was, it is also this. An EvilOverlord is trying to TakeOverTheWorld and only a PluckyGirl KidHero and her [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits ragtag bunch of misfit]] friends can stop him using a powerful {{Macguffin}} given to them by a absent-minded wizard. \n** The same goes for the follow-up.



* EarWorm: a good chunk of the songs are very catching and will stay with you long, long after you've watched these. In particular the opening themes.

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* EarWorm: a EarWorm:
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good chunk of the songs are very catching and will stay with you long, long after you've watched these. In particular the opening themes.



* EnsembleDarkhorse: Firefly. Spunky tomboy with guts and attitude? Check. Inspired Rainbow Dash? Check. Being voiced by Creator/SandyDuncan also doesn't hurt.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: EnsembleDarkhorse:
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Firefly. Spunky tomboy with guts and attitude? Check. Inspired Rainbow Dash? Check. Being voiced by Creator/SandyDuncan also doesn't hurt.



* GirlShowGhetto: Uh-huh.

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* GirlShowGhetto: Uh-huh.%%* GirlShowGhetto:



* MoralEventHorizon: Tirek crosses it with his whole plan. He even coined the trope TheNightThatNeverEnds.

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* MoralEventHorizon: MoralEventHorizon:
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Tirek crosses it with his whole plan. He even coined the trope TheNightThatNeverEnds.



* SoCoolItsAwesome: Tends to be the highest opinion of these specials.



** SoCoolItsAwesome: Tends to be the highest opinion of these specials.



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: In ''Midnight Castle'', both Tirek and Scorpan.
** The former was a ''very'' EvilOverlord with intentions of ushering an [[TheNightThatNeverEnds age of eternal darkness]] and thus rule Ponyland and possibly Earth for eternity. To do it, he put the local enchanted creatures through [[PainfulTransformation painful transformations]] and constantly [[KickTheDog kicks]] his right hand goat-man, Scorpan around without relent and with threats of [[OffWithHisHead decapitating]] his only friend Spike. Scorpan himself was formerly a prince who had previously been enslaved by a previous conquest by this guy. He only got one half-hour to show his stuff, and he spent most of that time sitting on a throne.
** As for Scorpan, while the special itself did make great use of him as a rare MyLittlePony AntiVillain / AntiHero ('''Type II''') who unwillingly serves his evil master inspite of his own good nature. He ultimately undergoes a HeelFaceTurn once Tirek has [[TheDogBitesBack kicked him a few too many times]]. After this, he is never seen again and he never undergoes anymore CharacterDevelopment.
*** Once he actually undergoes the HeelFaceTurn, he accomplishes precisely bugger-all.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: In ''Midnight Castle'', both TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter:
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Tirek and Scorpan.
** The former
was a ''very'' EvilOverlord with intentions of ushering an [[TheNightThatNeverEnds age of eternal darkness]] and thus rule Ponyland and possibly Earth for eternity. To do it, he put the local enchanted creatures through [[PainfulTransformation painful transformations]] and constantly [[KickTheDog kicks]] his right hand goat-man, Scorpan around without relent and with threats of [[OffWithHisHead decapitating]] his only friend Spike. Scorpan himself was formerly a prince who had previously been enslaved by a previous conquest by this guy. He only got one half-hour to show his stuff, and he spent most of that time sitting on a throne.
** As for Scorpan, while the special itself did make great use of him as a rare MyLittlePony AntiVillain / AntiHero ('''Type II''') who unwillingly serves his evil master inspite of his own good nature. He ultimately undergoes a HeelFaceTurn once Tirek has [[TheDogBitesBack kicked him a few too many times]]. After this, he is never seen again and he never undergoes anymore CharacterDevelopment.
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CharacterDevelopment. Once he actually undergoes the HeelFaceTurn, he accomplishes precisely bugger-all.



* TheWoobie: Scorpan, Spike, and Ember in the first special.

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* TheWoobie: TheWoobie:
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Scorpan, Spike, and Ember in the first special.
26th Jan '16 4:58:02 AM Silverblade2
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* MagnumOpus: ''Rescue from Midnight Castle'' is considered the best ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' adaptation, at least until [=FIM=]. The latter is a huge BaseBreaker amongst people who enjoy the series as a whole so whether it's the new MagnumOpus or not depends on the viewer.

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* MagnumOpus: ''Rescue from Midnight Castle'' is considered the best ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' adaptation, at least until [=FIM=]. The latter is a huge BaseBreaker LoveItOrHateIt amongst people who enjoy the series as a whole so whether it's the new MagnumOpus or not depends on the viewer.
7th Dec '15 6:01:52 PM CJCroen1393
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** The Sea Ponies. They're especially popular with the ''Friendship is Magic'' fanbase, which is still waiting for them to show up in the series proper.
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