History YMMV / MyLittleUnicorn

21st Apr '17 6:55:11 PM N.Harmonik
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** Episodes about Lightning Dawn's birthday, such as "Desperate Efforts", carry the morals that, if your loved ones die on your birthday, you should never celebrate it again because that would be to celebrate their demise, that your loved ones would want you to be sorrowful on your special day and that you should think about your family and friends only on the day they died.

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** Episodes about Lightning Dawn's birthday, such as "Desperate Efforts", carry Efforts" carries the morals that, if your loved ones die on your birthday, you should never celebrate it again because that would be to celebrate their demise, that your loved ones would want you to be sorrowful on your special day and that you should think about your family and friends only on the day they died.
20th Apr '17 1:25:55 PM N.Harmonik
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** Lightning Dawn has one of his own in ''My Brave Pony: Starfleet Humans''. After Principal Celestia kicks Starla out of the play due to photographic evidence of her trashing the props and costumes, Lightning barges into her office, insults her and even states that ''it's a good thing her pet horse is dead.'' This causes Celestia to attack him but, of course, being a Gary-Stu, he's not affected by the punches and chokes and he fells her with a flip, a shove and by smashing a cup of coffee onto her head, which burns her. Naturally, Grand Ruler finds Celestia at fault and fires her. Lightning feeling ashamed of what he did and getting suspended doesn't negate his actions one bit since he runs off and doesn't go back to help and/or apologize to her.

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** Lightning Dawn has one of his own in ''My Brave Pony: Starfleet Humans''. After Principal Celestia kicks Starla out of the play due to photographic evidence of her trashing the props and costumes, Lightning barges into her office, insults her and even states that ''it's a good thing her pet horse is dead.'' This causes Celestia to attack him but, of course, being a Gary-Stu, he's not affected by the punches and chokes and he fells her with a flip, a shove and by smashing a cup of coffee onto her head, which burns her. Naturally, Grand Ruler finds Celestia at fault and fires her. Lightning feeling ashamed of what he did and getting suspended doesn't negate his actions one bit since he runs off and doesn't go back to help and/or apologize and apologizes to her.her much later in the fic.
19th Apr '17 3:56:11 PM N.Harmonik
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** Lightning Dawn has one of his own in ''My Brave Pony: Starfleet Humans''. After Principal Celestia kicks Starla out of the play due to photographic evidence of her trashing the props and costumes, Lightning barges into her office, insults her and even states that ''it's a good thing her pet horse is dead.'' This causes Celestia to attack him but, of course, being a Gary-Stu, he's not affected by the punches and chokes and he fells her with a flip, a shove and by smashing a cup of coffee onto her head, which burns her. Naturally, Grand Ruler finds Celestia at fault and fires her. Lightning feeling ashamed of what he did and getting suspended doesn't negate his actions one bit since, after running off, he doesn't go back to help and apologize to her.

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** Lightning Dawn has one of his own in ''My Brave Pony: Starfleet Humans''. After Principal Celestia kicks Starla out of the play due to photographic evidence of her trashing the props and costumes, Lightning barges into her office, insults her and even states that ''it's a good thing her pet horse is dead.'' This causes Celestia to attack him but, of course, being a Gary-Stu, he's not affected by the punches and chokes and he fells her with a flip, a shove and by smashing a cup of coffee onto her head, which burns her. Naturally, Grand Ruler finds Celestia at fault and fires her. Lightning feeling ashamed of what he did and getting suspended doesn't negate his actions one bit since, after running off, since he runs off and doesn't go back to help and and/or apologize to her.



* UnintentionallySympathetic: Human!Celestia in ''Starfleet Humans''. It's shown at the beginning when Lightning [[TooDumbToLive sings and dances while in the middle of the road she is driving on,]] clearly stressed and upset. Granted, it's not a good idea to look at your notes while driving, but the story [[NeverMyFault (and Lightning)]] shoehorns all the blame towards her for getting angry at him. When the fic reveals that her pet horse died, which led her into a HeroicBSOD [[spoiler:courtesy of Sapphira]], Lightning uses it as ammo against her in the aforementioned MoralEventHorizon above. We're supposed to see the attack as ''her's'' instead, as indicated by Luna calling her a 'monster' (even though, as mentioned earlier, Lightning was not hurt at all), but granted, Lightning, maybe saying that it's a good thing someone's pet is dead wasn't exactly the best course of action when you're trying to prove your friend's innocence.

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Human!Celestia in ''Starfleet Humans''. It's shown at the beginning when Lightning [[TooDumbToLive sings and dances while in the middle of the road she is driving on,]] clearly stressed and upset. Granted, it's not a good idea to look at your notes while driving, but the story [[NeverMyFault (and Lightning)]] shoehorns all the blame towards her for getting angry at him. When the fic reveals that her pet horse died, which led her into a HeroicBSOD [[spoiler:courtesy of Sapphira]], Lightning uses it as ammo against her in the aforementioned MoralEventHorizon above. We're supposed to see the attack as ''her's'' instead, as indicated by Luna calling her a 'monster' (even though, as mentioned earlier, Lightning was not hurt at all), but granted, Lightning, maybe saying that it's a good thing someone's pet is dead wasn't exactly the best course of action when you're trying to prove your friend's innocence.UnintentionallySympathetic:


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** Human!Celestia in ''Starfleet Humans''. It's shown at the beginning when Lightning [[TooDumbToLive sings and dances while in the middle of the road she is driving on,]] clearly stressed and upset. Granted, it's not a good idea to look at your notes while driving, but the story [[NeverMyFault (and Lightning)]] shoehorns all the blame towards her for getting angry at him. When the fic reveals that her pet horse died, which led her into a HeroicBSOD [[spoiler:courtesy of Sapphira]], Lightning uses it as ammo against her in the aforementioned MoralEventHorizon above. We're supposed to see the attack as ''her's'' instead, as indicated by Luna calling her a 'monster' (even though, as mentioned earlier, Lightning was not hurt at all), but granted, Lightning, maybe saying that it's a good thing someone's pet is dead wasn't exactly the best course of action when you're trying to prove your friend's innocence.
19th Apr '17 3:43:57 PM N.Harmonik
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** The sequel adds Goldwin to it, an {{Expy}} of Jeff from ''Series/TodaysSpecial''. Several episodes in ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic II'' (which plagiarize entire episodes of ''Today's Special'') are made specifically to involve Goldwin, even when they add nothing to the overall plot whatsoever.

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** The sequel adds Goldwin to it, an {{Expy}} of Jeff from ''Series/TodaysSpecial''. Several episodes in ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Starfleet Magic II'' (which plagiarize entire episodes of ''Today's Special'') are made specifically to involve Goldwin, even when they add nothing to the overall plot whatsoever.



** ''Star Fleet Magic VI'' gives us the case of [[AuthorAvatar the pony counterpart of Mykan Stevens]]. He spends most of the season being an antagonistic {{Jerkass}} towards everybody and tries his level best to BeAsUnhelpfulAsPossible toward Starfleet as they deal with their latest threat, and ultimately, they end up unintentionally spurring him into a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the ArcVillain ''after'' they've already pretty much defeated said villain. This results in Mykan going out in a SenselessSacrifice that inflicts untold amounts of gratuitous collateral damage, at which point Starfleet has him memorialized as a hero despite him never having demonstrated any sort of heroic behavior whatsoever.

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** ''Star Fleet ''Starfleet Magic VI'' gives us the case of [[AuthorAvatar the pony counterpart of Mykan Stevens]]. He spends most of the season being an antagonistic {{Jerkass}} towards everybody and tries his level best to BeAsUnhelpfulAsPossible toward Starfleet as they deal with their latest threat, and ultimately, they end up unintentionally spurring him into a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the ArcVillain ''after'' they've already pretty much defeated said villain. This results in Mykan going out in a SenselessSacrifice that inflicts untold amounts of gratuitous collateral damage, at which point Starfleet has him memorialized as a hero despite him never having demonstrated any sort of heroic behavior whatsoever.



* IdiotPlot: In the seventh episode of ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic II'', a robot attacks a dam. Nopony can figure out it's a robot despite noticing it's made of metal and shoots EyeBeams and so, thinking that it's a living thing, are reluctant to destroy it until its wiring (and thus identity) is exposed.

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* IdiotPlot: In the seventh episode of ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Starfleet Magic II'', a robot attacks a dam. Nopony can figure out it's a robot despite noticing it's made of metal and shoots EyeBeams and so, thinking that it's a living thing, are reluctant to destroy it until its wiring (and thus identity) is exposed.



** The Grand Ruler crosses it in ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic II'', when he actually makes Twilight believe she is responsible for an entire family getting hurt, just so he can teach her that she should always follow his orders blindly.
** Lightning Dawn has one of his own in ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Humans''. After Principal Celestia kicks Starla out of the play due to photographic evidence of her trashing the props and costumes, Lightning barges into her office, insults her and even states that ''it's a good thing her pet horse is dead.'' This causes Celestia to attack him but, of course, being a Gary-Stu, he's not affected by the punches and chokes and he fells her with a flip, a shove and by smashing a cup of coffee on her head. Naturally, Grand Ruler finds Celestia at fault and fires her. Lightning feeling ashamed of what he did and getting suspended doesn't negate his actions one bit.

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** The Grand Ruler crosses it in ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Starfleet Magic II'', when he actually makes Twilight believe she is responsible for an entire family getting hurt, just so he can teach her that she should always follow his orders blindly.
** Lightning Dawn has one of his own in ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Starfleet Humans''. After Principal Celestia kicks Starla out of the play due to photographic evidence of her trashing the props and costumes, Lightning barges into her office, insults her and even states that ''it's a good thing her pet horse is dead.'' This causes Celestia to attack him but, of course, being a Gary-Stu, he's not affected by the punches and chokes and he fells her with a flip, a shove and by smashing a cup of coffee on onto her head.head, which burns her. Naturally, Grand Ruler finds Celestia at fault and fires her. Lightning feeling ashamed of what he did and getting suspended doesn't negate his actions one bit.bit since, after running off, he doesn't go back to help and apologize to her.



** Aside from padding in-chapters, Mykan seems to have an obsession with writing 26 episodes per-season, which leads to many episodes where nothing advances the plot. The biggest offenders are in ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic II'' and ''Star Fleet Magic VI'' (which doesn't have an overarching plot so much as it does a bunch of unrelated story arcs stuck together).

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** Aside from padding in-chapters, Mykan seems to have an obsession with writing 26 episodes per-season, which leads to many episodes where nothing advances the plot. The biggest offenders are in ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Starfleet Magic II'' and ''Star Fleet ''Starfleet Magic VI'' (which doesn't have an overarching plot so much as it does a bunch of unrelated story arcs stuck together).



** Taken UpToEleven in ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic II'', where there is an entire chapter written in rhymes. Ironically, it may be one of the better chapters in the entire story even though it plagiarizes an episode of ''{{WesternAnimation/Arthur}}''.

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** Taken UpToEleven in ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Starfleet Magic II'', where there is an entire chapter written in rhymes. Ironically, it may be one of the better chapters in the entire story even though it plagiarizes an episode of ''{{WesternAnimation/Arthur}}''.



** Don't forget Grand Ruler. Racism aside, he mostly lets Lightning Dawn and friends do all the work, [[TheGodsMustBeLazy only pitching in when the plot calls for it]] (and that rarely happens). And then there was [[MoralEventHorizon what he did to Twilight Sparkle]] in ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic II''.

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** Don't forget Grand Ruler. Racism aside, he mostly lets Lightning Dawn and friends do all the work, [[TheGodsMustBeLazy only pitching in when the plot calls for it]] (and that rarely happens). And then there was [[MoralEventHorizon what he did to Twilight Sparkle]] in ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Starfleet Magic II''.



* StrawmanHasAPoint: In ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic II'', there is an ex-Wonderbolt named Ace Ray who was kicked off the squad for [[TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong badmouthing Star Fleet]] and has become [[StrawLoser a loser who sits around stuffing his face all day]]. However, he accuses the Star Fleet of being arrogant and lazy for not taking action against their enemies sooner and thus leading to the destruction of Equestria. He also calls them out on assuming every enemy they fight is [[AlwaysChaoticEvil irredeemably evil without even considering the possibility that they might have a reason for acting that way]]. He then accuses them of being overlords due to their species essentially taking over United Equestria, doing everything of value, and Celesto being extremely powerful, both politically and literally. The reader is clearly supposed to side with his sister Skye, who tells him he's bad for speaking his mind about Star Fleet. However, he makes some very good points that were mentioned by reviewers and [[{{MST}} riffers]] of the original fic.

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* StrawmanHasAPoint: In ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Starfleet Magic II'', there is an ex-Wonderbolt named Ace Ray who was kicked off the squad for [[TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong badmouthing Star Fleet]] Starfleet]] and has become [[StrawLoser a loser who sits around stuffing his face all day]]. However, he accuses the Star Fleet Starfleet of being arrogant and lazy for not taking action against their enemies sooner and thus leading to the destruction of Equestria. He also calls them out on assuming every enemy they fight is [[AlwaysChaoticEvil irredeemably evil without even considering the possibility that they might have a reason for acting that way]]. He then accuses them of being overlords due to their species essentially taking over United Equestria, doing everything of value, and Celesto being extremely powerful, both politically and literally. The reader is clearly supposed to side with his sister Skye, who tells him he's bad for speaking his mind about Star Fleet.Starfleet. However, he makes some very good points that were mentioned by reviewers and [[{{MST}} riffers]] of the original fic.



* TakeThatScrappy: Rhymey is one of the more hated original characters because [[RhymesOnADime he speaks in nothing but rhymes]], [[PainfulRhyme and unfortunately, not good ones]]. [[note]]The canon character Zecora also speaks in rhyme, but unlike Rhymey, she actually has a personality.[[/note]] An unintentional example happens when he confronts Ace Ray in ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic III'', who is in the process of making [[StrawmanHasAPoint points about Unicornicopia that are more valid than the author realizes]].

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* TakeThatScrappy: Rhymey is one of the more hated original characters because [[RhymesOnADime he speaks in nothing but rhymes]], [[PainfulRhyme and unfortunately, not good ones]]. [[note]]The canon character Zecora also speaks in rhyme, but unlike Rhymey, she actually has a personality.[[/note]] An unintentional example happens when he confronts Ace Ray in ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Starfleet Magic III'', who is in the process of making [[StrawmanHasAPoint points about Unicornicopia that are more valid than the author realizes]].



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Cerise from ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic II'' is a major in Starfleet, can stand toe-to-toe with Lightning and can use the Uniforce. She was a one-shot character up until ''Starfleet Magic VI'', where her appearance consists of her completely sucking at her job.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Cerise from ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Starfleet Magic II'' is a major in Starfleet, can stand toe-to-toe with Lightning and can use the Uniforce. She was a one-shot character up until ''Starfleet Magic VI'', where her appearance consists of her completely sucking at her job.



** The best example for it may be a chapter of ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic II'', in which Fluttershy is in the hospital to be operated on. A changeling slips in and tries to kill her by cutting her open and letting her bleed to death.
** Chapter 13 of ''Star Fleet Magic VI'' is another good example: it deals with the full ramifications of a MayflyDecemberRomance, kills off the VillainOfTheWeek via RapidAging, and ends on a none-too-subtly implied sex scene. [[SarcasmMode Y'know, for kids]].

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** The best example for it may be a chapter of ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Starfleet Magic II'', in which Fluttershy is in the hospital to be operated on. A changeling slips in and tries to kill her by cutting her open and letting her bleed to death.
** Chapter 13 of ''Star Fleet ''Starfleet Magic VI'' is another good example: it deals with the full ramifications of a MayflyDecemberRomance, kills off the VillainOfTheWeek via RapidAging, and ends on a none-too-subtly implied sex scene. [[SarcasmMode Y'know, for kids]].
18th Apr '17 11:39:56 AM N.Harmonik
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** EthnicScrappy: Brain, Dyno and Mite.

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** EthnicScrappy: Brain, Dyno and Mite.Myte.
18th Apr '17 11:01:40 AM N.Harmonik
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*** Or [[Film/{{Brazil}} too paper-thin and inefficient a dystopia]] without Lightning Dawn and his merry band.

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*** Or [[Film/{{Brazil}} too paper-thin and inefficient a dystopia]] without Lightning Dawn and his merry band. band?



*** Or an EvilSorcerer who is plagued with BondVillainStupidity to a degree similar to a bad {{Sentai}} villain.

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*** Or an EvilSorcerer who is plagued with BondVillainStupidity to a degree similar to a bad {{Sentai}} villain.villain?



** [[{{Wangst}} If your family member dies, don't move on. Continue to wallow and moan in pain and sorrow for the rest of your life. That's what they want.]]

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** [[{{Wangst}} If Episodes about Lightning Dawn's birthday, such as "Desperate Efforts", carry the morals that, if your loved ones die on your birthday, you should never celebrate it again because that would be to celebrate their demise, that your loved ones would want you to be sorrowful on your special day and that you should think about your family member dies, don't move on. Continue to wallow and moan in pain and sorrow for friends only on the rest of your life. That's what day they want.]]died.
18th Apr '17 3:06:19 AM N.Harmonik
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** In "Win, Lose, or Die", Twilight races out to fight Raven despite there being orders that nobody under any circumstances is to fight her. Everyone and their mother will condemn her for this [[spoiler:when she is subsequently killed]], even though disobeying her boss would save lives. Thus, readers are taught that you should not try to take down a threat to your loved ones, especially if you've been ordered not to do so and/or the threat is much more powerful.

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** In "Win, Lose, or Die", Twilight races out to fight Raven despite there being orders that nobody under any circumstances is to fight her.her due to her immense power. Everyone and their mother will condemn her for this [[spoiler:when she is subsequently killed]], even though disobeying her boss would save lives. Thus, readers are taught that you should not try to take down a threat to your loved ones, especially if you've been ordered not to do so and/or the threat is much more powerful.



** [[spoiler:Twilight dies and Starfleet has the nerve to blame her for her death because she disobeyed orders. Keep in mind, Twilight disobeyed orders to try and protect her loved ones from Raven, so even if you did consider her actions as behaving irrationally there would be a good reason for that behavior. So Starfleet, [[DesignatedHero as always]], just come across as assholes who only care that everyone follows what they say.]]

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** [[spoiler:Twilight dies and Starfleet has the nerve to blame her for her death because she disobeyed orders. Keep in mind, Twilight disobeyed orders to try and protect her loved ones from Raven, so even if you did consider her actions as behaving irrationally to be irrational, there would be a good reason for that behavior. So Starfleet, [[DesignatedHero as always]], just come across as assholes who only care want that everyone follows what they say.]]
18th Apr '17 3:03:40 AM N.Harmonik
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*** Not to mention the fact that when [[spoiler:[[VictimBlaming Twilight dies, she's blamed for her own death. So, you if someone kills you for because you tried to defend someone from them it's your fault and not the murderer's.]]]]

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*** Not to mention the fact that when [[spoiler:[[VictimBlaming Twilight dies, she's blamed for her own death. So, you if someone kills you for because you tried to defend someone from them them, it's your fault and not the murderer's.]]]]
17th Apr '17 6:05:19 PM hubakon1368
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*** Not to mention the fact that when [[spoiler:[[VictimBlaming Twilight dies, she's blamed for her own death. So, you if someone kills you for because you tried to defend someone from them it's your fault and not the murderer's.]]]]



--> ''No one had ever broken out from this asylum, and even If they had there was no way they could leave the planet. The warp portals that led out into Dimensional Space were inaccessible by all convicts. Any one of them who tried to enter only got tossed back out again.''[...] '' Poor Ace, he did not take being locked up very well, and continued to insist he wasn’t insane, only to be restrained and sedated by the medical staff.''

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--> ''No -->''No one had ever broken out from this asylum, and even If they had there was no way they could leave the planet. The warp portals that led out into Dimensional Space were inaccessible by all convicts. Any one of them who tried to enter only got tossed back out again.''[...] '' Poor Ace, he did not take being locked up very well, and continued to insist he wasn’t insane, only to be restrained and sedated by the medical staff.''''
** [[spoiler:Twilight dies and Starfleet has the nerve to blame her for her death because she disobeyed orders. Keep in mind, Twilight disobeyed orders to try and protect her loved ones from Raven, so even if you did consider her actions as behaving irrationally there would be a good reason for that behavior. So Starfleet, [[DesignatedHero as always]], just come across as assholes who only care that everyone follows what they say.]]
17th Apr '17 11:43:35 AM N.Harmonik
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** Protecting your loved ones and the innocent, no matter what, is wrong. Best to hide in fear and worry from the unknown.

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** Protecting In "Win, Lose, or Die", Twilight races out to fight Raven despite there being orders that nobody under any circumstances is to fight her. Everyone and their mother will condemn her for this [[spoiler:when she is subsequently killed]], even though disobeying her boss would save lives. Thus, readers are taught that you should not try to take down a threat to your loved ones and ones, especially if you've been ordered not to do so and/or the innocent, no matter what, threat is wrong. Best to hide in fear and worry from the unknown.much more powerful.



** [[spoiler:Twilight]] dies and rather than blame, you know, ''the killer for killing [[spoiler:her]]'', Starfleet blames [[spoiler:Twilight]] for [[spoiler:her]] own death. Yeah, [[VictimBlaming Starfleet blames someone of their own death]]. [[SarcasmMode Our heroes, everyone]].

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** [[spoiler:Twilight]] dies and rather than blame, you know, ''the killer for killing [[spoiler:her]]'', Starfleet blames [[spoiler:Twilight]] for [[spoiler:her]] own death. Yeah, [[VictimBlaming Starfleet blames someone of for their own death]].death]] because they had the gall to disobey orders and try and fight someone who was a threat to someone they love. [[SarcasmMode Our heroes, everyone]].
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