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!!''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' provides examples of the following tropes:

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* CallBack: In "Sonic Rainboom", Rainbow Dash says that the day of the event is the "BEST. DAY. EVER!" In "A Canterlot Wedding: Parts 1 & 2", when talking about/performing a Sonic Rainboom for the wedding, she comments "BEST. WEDDING. EVER!"
** Which also serves as a CallBack to the previous season finale, which everypony had hoped would be "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E26TheBestNightEver The Best Night Ever]]".
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Every episode page]] lists its call backs.
* TheCameo:
** During the prologue of ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E23InspirationManifestation Inspiration Manifestation]]'', various pony families are seen together setting up the fair, including [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E22HurricaneFluttershy Thunderlane and Rumble]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E11FamilyAppreciationDay Diamond Tiara and Filthy Rich]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E5SisterhoovesSocial Sweetie and her (and Rarity's) parents (without their vacation clothes), and Dinky and Amethyst Star]]. Vinyl Scratch and Bulk Biceps are also at the fair. Rarity's upgrade to the mariachi band for the filly's party includes two orchestra members who played at the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E26TheBestNightEver Grand Galloping Gala]].
** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames Equestria Games]]'', the Saddle Arabians (from "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel Magic Duel]]") are part of the royal delegates, as well as Prince Blueblood (last seen in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E9SweetAndElite Sweet and Elite]]") and Fancy Pants seated in the box below.
** Flash Sentry makes his second appearance on the series in ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 Twilights Kingdom Part 1]]'', and this time he gets a line.
** The rainbow that flies through Equestria in ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom Part 2]]'' is seen by everyone who gave the Mane Six their keys - Coco Pommel, Spitfire and the Wonderbolts, Cheese Sandwich, Seabreeze, Silver Shill, and Discord last of all.
* CapeSnag: Technically, [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E7MayTheBestPetWin a wing snag.]]
** There was a slight cape snag in Stare Master, where Scootaloo's cape caught on Fluttershy's fence.
* CaptainsLog: Twilight's letters to Princess Celestia on the {{Aesop}} of the episode. Granted, unlike most examples, this happens at the -''[[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle end]]'' of each episode, but the basic idea is the same.
** Used to deliver the episode's Aesop, rather than the MrExposition variety.
** As the series progresses, other characters get a chance to write about what they've learned - first in letters to Celestia, then in a shared journal.
* CareBearStare: Essentially how the Elements of Harmony work, and [[spoiler:how Twilight Sparkle restores her friends after Discord's MindRape in the previous episode.]]
* CarnivoreConfusion: In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E21OverABarrel Over a Barrel]]", Pinkie Pie's song confirms that they're all vegetarians, but she mentions a hot dog eating contest in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E13FallWeatherFriends Fall Weather Friends]]". That's veggie dogs... riiight?
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E8LookBeforeYouSleep Look Before You Sleep]]", they're shown making (and eating) s'mores. Modern day marshmallows contain gelatin, which is derived from animal hides and bones.[[note]]Gelatin can also be made from horse's hooves, so the ponies might even be engaged in ''cannibalism!''[[/note]] Historically, however, marshmallows were made from mucilaginous root extracts of the marsh-growing African mallow, ''Althaea officinalis'', AKA the '''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin marsh mallow]]''' plant, and modern Vegan marshmallows use fruit pectin to provide protein instead of gelatin.
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushOff Griffon the Brush Off]]", Fluttershy is being greeted from the lake by some fish smiling at her, which means that fish in Equestria are at least partially sentient (like Angel the bunny) and some of them are apparently friends with Fluttershy. Then in the beginning of "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E7Dragonshy Dragonshy]]", we see Fluttershy feeding dead fish to her pet ferrets.
*** In classical mythology, Griffons ate mostly horses.
** In an apparent inversion, in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E11WinterWrapUp Winter Wrap Up]]", Fluttershy delivers a load of vegetables to a couple of wild ferrets. A fan artist on /co/ named "shuffle" came up with [[http://www.reddit.com/r/mylittlepony/comments/fvu1d/bad_bunnies/ a rather dark explanation for how this makes sense.]]
*** Fluttershy doesn't deliver the vegetables, one of her helpers does. Really, this is just another example of the poor organization of the event. When Fluttershy is shown feeding ferrets, she feeds them fish.
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E13FallWeatherFriends Fall Weather Friends]]", after Applejack ties up Rainbow Dash's wings, she says "Trussed up like a turkey!" The only way for her to make that comparison...
** The ponies raise cattle, which vaguely makes sense because they can be milked. They raise chickens, presumably because eggs are a necessary component of many of the apple pastries they bake. But in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E18TheShowStoppers The Show Stoppers]]", we see that ponies farm pigs. Pretty sure ponies don't eat bacon... (WordOfGod says that the pigs needed somewhere to live, and ponies ''really'' like truffles.) Plus pigs can be used as "garbage trucks" -- they eat the leftovers.
*** FridgeBrilliance: Swine manure is an excellent fertilizer for bushes and trees. What do the Apple family have in job lots?
** In the scene where Applejack tries to decide what she is supposed to eat first in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E22ABirdInTheHoof A Bird in the Hoof]]", one of things on the table is a ham sandwich. Interestingly, there were no truffles in sight in spite of the fact that the guest of honor was the princess.
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E24OwlsWellThatEndsWell Owl's Well That Ends Well]]", Spike noted that owls ''do'' eat mice and he actually uses that knowledge in an attempt to frame Owlowiscious.
** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E5SisterhoovesSocial Sisterhooves Social]]" shows Rarity making fried eggs.
*** [[http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/File:CCFryingPan.jpg Fried]] [[http://treehousetv.com/kids/games/MLP_CastleCreator/assets/props/MLP_Prop_FriedEggs.swf eggs]] had previously appeared in the ''Canterlot Castle'' toy set and [[http://treehousetv.com/kids/games/activity.aspx?ID=1868&showID=121 original version]] of ''[[http://www.hasbro.com/mylittlepony/en_US/play/details.cfm?guid=5B309E58-5056-900B-1040-324367303E14 Castle Creator]]''.
** Slightly oblique take on this, but the show makes very clear that Equestrians write on parchment rather than paper. They do seem to use a LOT of the stuff so questions must be raised as to where they get it. Maybe the cows will their skin to the state upon their natural deaths.
*** [[http://www.chichesterinc.com/HorseRawhide.htm Or maybe...]]
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E8RarityTakesManehattan Season 4]] shows us carrot hot dogs, so they ''are'' veggie dogs after all.
* CastHerd: (Technically, cast Strings, Blessings, and Constellations) First off, you've got the mane six ponies and Spike. The Cutie Mark Crusaders form a PowerTrio with a smaller version of the mane group, having an earth pony, pegasus and unicorn, with the latter also falling into TomboyAndGirlyGirl. Big Mac tends to show up mainly around his sisters and the rest of his family; the same goes for Granny Smith. Even the background ponies fall into this, with Rose, Daisy and Lily Valley tending to show up around each other.
* TheCastShowoff: AndreaLibman (Fluttershy/Pinkie Pie) and Ashleigh Ball (Rainbow Dash/Applejack) provide their own singing voices. Ashleigh in particular is the lead singer of the band HeyOcean. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nhssMi2FtA There's a reason why fans love Rainbow Dash's singing]].
** Subverted in that neither of Ashleigh's characters have had a song to themselves yet when every other mane character has at least one, although Rainbow Dash comes pretty close with a duet with Fluttershy and both of them had their own verse during "At the Gala".
*** As of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E9AppleFamilyReunion "Apple Family Reunion"]], where Applejack gets a song. However, the song has a rather simplistic rhythm (seeing as how it is a song to Square-Dance to, this is [[JustifiedTrope justified.]]), and the fans were a little disappointed in it, but no one yet has critiqued Ashleigh's singing in that particular song.
** Andrea only provides Fluttershy's singing voice; Pinkie's is done by Shannon Chan-Kent.
*** Though she has sung as Pinkie twice (the Welcome Song in "Friend in Deed", and dueting with Creator/WeirdAlYankovic for "The Goof-Off" in "Pinkie Pride") and rapped for "The Rappin' History of the Wonderbolts" in "Testing, Testing 1, 2, 3."
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E7Bats Bats!]], there's an Applejack/Fluttershy duet which is later joined by the entire Mane 6.
* CatapultNightmare:
** Happens to Rainbow Dash in the episode "May the Best Pet Win", after being awoken from a crazy dream in which she is menaced by a [[MixAndMatchCritter mash up]] of several of her friends' pets.
** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 Twilights Kingdom Part 1]]'', Celestia does this when she gets the vision of Tirek returning. Luna then comes in to confirm it wasn't just a nightmare.
* CensoredForComedy: Every instance of the word "loser" is blanked out when [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E6BoastBusters "Boast Busters"]], "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E12CallOfTheCutie "Call of the Cutie"]], or [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E25PartyOfOne "Party of One"]] (though not [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E16SonicRainboom "Sonic Rainboom"]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 "The Return of Harmony Part 2"]], or [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E13HearthsWarmingEve "Hearth's Warming Eve"]]) airs on TreehouseTV. Needless to say, this makes sentences containing that particular word sound ''more'' dirty.
* CentralTheme: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Friendship is Magic]]!
* CentrifugalFarce: The Dizzytron in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E7WonderboltsAcademy Wonderbolts Academy]]
* CerebusRetcon:
** Spike was often the ButtMonkey of earlier seasons, with Series 3 having several entire episodes revolving around him hilariously failing at things. In Series 4, Spike has a series-long character arc revolving around self esteem issues and feeling useless.
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E20ItsAboutTime It's About Time]]", Cerberus leaves the gates of Tartarus, where the most evil beings in all of Equestria are imprisoned. The whole thing is PlayedForLaughs when [[FluffyTamer Fluttershy tames him like a cute puppy]]. Then ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 Twilights Kingdom Part 1]]'' along to reveal that Tirek, ''the'' most catastrophic threat Equestria has faced yet, managed to escape while he was gone.
* CerebusRollercoaster
** Season 1 has "The Ticket Master" immediately following the two-part premiere, "Dragonshy" sandwiched between the significantly less dark "Boast Busters" and "Look Before You Sleep", "Sonic Rainboom" and "Show Stoppers" book-ending "[[SurpriseCreepy The Stare Master]]", and "[[SanitySlippage Party of One]]" in-between "Owl's Well that Ends Well" (which isn't completely sunny either) and "The Best Night Ever".
** Season 2 follows up both "Return of Harmony"s and "Lesson Zero" with "Luna Eclipsed", follows up "Secret of My Excess" with "Family Appreciation Day", sandwiches "Dragon Quest" with "It's About Time!" and "Hurricane Fluttershy", and puts the light and fluffy "[=MMMystery=] on the Friendship Express" right before the finale, the latter half of which is basically distilled nightmare fuel.
** Season 4 begins intense with the premiere, stays steadily action-oriented through the next five episodes, save for "Flight to the Finish" which still had heavy drama. Then it settles back down into one comedy-focused episode after the other with some light character development...only for the season finale to hit and bring with it the most intense scenes ever seen in the show.
* CharacterExaggeration: Used lightly in later episodes (which focus more on individual characters, as opposed to the initial stories which focused more on the whole ensemble and their bonds) and so intensify some of their defining quirks for Aesops and obstacles. Perhaps most noticable is Twilight Sparkle, after growing out of her FishOutOfWater status in Ponyville; Twilight-centered episodes focused more on her overcoming her (originally more subtle) neurotics and fears of failure, establishing her as a SuperOCD NervousWreck. Most examples are kept balanced by proper CharacterDevelopment, however, and their other traits are still used prominently, preventing them from {{Flanderization}}.
* ChaseScene: Complete with [[Series/TheBennyHillShow Benny Hill]]-[[SuspiciouslySimilarSong esque]] background music. Twice. Another two [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L142_juksw8 chase scenes]] are in the style of [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Pepé Le Pew]].
* ChasteToons: According to Rarity, Princess Celestia has a nephew, which should raise an eyebrow considering that it would either imply that he is Luna's son (even though she spent the last thousand years sealed in the moon) or that there is another divine sibling we don't know about. LaurenFaust eventually explained by saying that he was a very distant relative on Celestia's mother's side, "about 52 times removed, roughly speaking".
** In Applejack's and Rarity's case, they have children hanging around who are their little sisters rather than nieces, but play a similar role.
** However, we have now seen Pinkie Pie's and Rarity's parents (once each) and Twilight Sparkle's parents (thrice). Twilight Sparkle's mom, Twilight Velvet, has also appeared in the toy line, though you wouldn't know who she is without recognizing her from the show.
** And now we even have baby ponies, incidentally showing that pegasi, earth ponies and unicorns can mix and a pony can have any combination of the three kinds of ponies.
* CheapGoldCoins: Bits, despite most likely being named after the horse tack, are these.
* ChekhovsGun:
** The show has one an entire season in the making. Discord has {{Mind Rape}}d the mane six and [[DarkestHour Twilight has given up]]. She comes home to find Princess Celestia has been sending her scrolls all day. It turns out they're the letters that Twilight had been sending Celestia the entire previous season. They remind her what her friends mean to her and help her realize how to stop Discord.
** [[spoiler:Twilight and Cadance's "Sunshine, sunshine, ladybug's awake" song in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 A Canterlot Wedding Part 1]] is the reason Twilight can determine that Cadance is really Cadance in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 Part 2]]]]
** The second season finale has Pinkie's "I never leave home without my party cannon!" statement return when she pulls it out of nowhere to wield against mooks. This took ''17 episodes'' to return. Also [[spoiler:a technique utilized half a season prior (in the ancient past in universe) to defeat the Windigos is used to defeat the BigBad, only using ThePowerOfLove in place of ThePowerOfFriendship.]]
** In the very end of ''The Crystal Empire, Part 2", Luna pulls out a black book. There's no focus on it so you probably wouldn't pay attention to it until you rewatch the episode after seeing the season 3 finale, where the book is sent to Twilight and she is asked to complete a spell in it.
** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames Equestria Games]]'', the anti-magic field later prevents magic-using ponies from helping out with magic during the ice cloud incident.
** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom Part 2]]'', the medallion Tirek gives to Discord as a sign of "trust" turns out to be Twilight's key, which Discord gives her after she shows she still considers him a friend after his betrayal.
* ChekhovsGunman:
** The first episode introduces Applejack's little sister Apple Bloom in passing during the extremely crowded Apple Clan reunion. Later on, there's a brief shot of her with two other fillies. Later in the season, Apple Bloom plays a key role in the events of "Bridle Gossip", and gets the spotlight in "Call of the Cutie", which ''also'' officially introduces the other two fillies, Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle.
** Big Macintosh and Granny Smith from the family reunion; the former seems well on his way to becoming a regular.
** When Twilight first arrives in Ponyville, a pink mare gasps and bolts. Turns out she's bolted to organize a welcome-wagon party.
** An episode-specific example: "A Friend in Deed" introduces a donkey named Matilda early on. She turns out to be Cranky's lost love.
** Near the beginning of "Keep Calm and Flutter On", Discord casts a spell that causes a group of beavers to become mean-spirited and they later appear near the end and build a dam that causes Sweet Apple Acres to flood.
** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilights Kingdom Part 2]]'', bordering on subverted for some viewers. Scorpan helped defeat Tirek in the first place, so one would expect Celestia to send Twilight to... Not look for him. Or even mention asking him for help at all. Odd.
*** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E20ItsAboutTime It's About Time]], Cerberus, guardian of Tartarus, appears as part of a small joke. He returns in Twilight's Kingdom and [[spoiler:it is explained that his brief absence is what caused Tirek to escape in the first place]].
* ChekhovsSkill / [[ChekhovsHobby Hobby]]:
** Turns out Fluttershy has a ''surprising'' knowledge of sewing, as evidenced when she was forced to tell Rarity what was "wrong" with her dress in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E14SuitedForSuccess Suited For Success]]". This skill allowed Fluttershy and the others to finish Rarity's dress at the end of the episode.
** Twilight Sparkle is shown as ''very'' organized in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E11WinterWrapUp Winter Wrap Up]]". It comes in handy when she's not allowed to use her unicorn magic to help [[PaintingTheFrostOnWindows clean up the winter weather in preparation for spring]], but eventually learns the clean-up efforts of her friends and neighbors are horribly disorganized.
** Applejack's herding skills in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E4ApplebuckSeason Applebuck Season]]" resurface five eps later in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E10SwarmOfTheCentury Swarm of the Century]]".
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E7Dragonshy Dragonshy]]", Rainbow Dash is shown playing with a ball and skillfully bouncing it off her head. Later, during the Iron Pony competition in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E13FallWeatherFriends Fall Weather Friends]]", she uses her skill to easily win the ball-bouncing challenge.
** Twilight spent the ''entire first season'' writing reports back to Celestia with what she's learned about friendship. In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 The Return of Harmony, Part 2]]", [[spoiler:Celestia snaps Twilight out of Discord's spell... by sending back copies of all her reports, so that reading them will remind Twilight that friendship is worth fighting for.]]
** In "Bridle Gossip", the Mane Six walk through Poison Joke plants despite Zecora's warning. The effect they have on Fluttershy is causing her to have a deep, manly voice, but it is eventually cured along with the others' ailments. Three seasons later in "Filli Vanilli", Big [=McIntosh=] loses his voice the day before he is supposed to perform with the Ponytones singing group. To save the show (and the group's subsequent appearances), Fluttershy drinks a Poison Joke potion from Zecora so she can sing in Big [=McIntosh=]'s place behind the scenes while he lip-syncs.
** In "Pinkie Pride", we see Pinkie's sister Maud Pie as a filly in a photo six whole episodes before Maud - now grown up - shows up in person.
** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom Part 2]]'', Celestia's reason for sending Discord after Tirek was that he could sense the magical disruption caused by Tirek's ManaDrain. When the Princesses transfer their magic to Twilight, Discord is able to sense it, but doesn't tell Tirek.
* ChewingTheScenery:
** Rarity. Oh so very much.
** Also Luna, in "Luna Eclipsed", who combines LargeHam with NoIndoorVoice, GaleForceSound ''and'' FloweryElizabethanEnglish in one package. It probably helps that both she and Rarity are both voiced by TabithaStGermain.
** Pinkie Pie. Give her a big enough megaphone, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Femf0b8PqPI her yelling can]] ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Femf0b8PqPI push back mountains.]]''
** Kathleen Barr does it too. The relevant equation is Trixie + Stage = '''VOLUME'''.
** You wouldn't think [[ShrinkingViolet Fluttershy]] would ever chew the scenery, right? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwp60eYuie0 Wrong]]! Of course, she's suffered SanitySlippage leading up to this.
** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E23InspirationManifestation Inspiration Manifestation]]'', you can almost imagine Tabitha St. Germain desperately trying to hold back the maniacal laughter in her rant at the end, especially with the [[ForDoomTheBellTolls omnious bells]] chiming in the background.
-->'''Rarity:''' ...until there isn't an inch of Equestria that hasn't been ''utterly transformed by'' '''''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis my! creative! GENIUS!]]'''''
* ChirpingCrickets:
** In "Over a Barrel", the crowd's reaction to Pinkie Pie's song is stunned silence, broken only by Spike's somewhat-desperate applause and the cry of a hawk.
** In "The Cutie Pox", after Spike blabs about how Apple Bloom has contracted the titular disease, which scares nearly everyone in Ponyville into hiding, a tumbleweed blows by and a hawk can be heard screeching in the distance.
** In "Baby Cakes", Pinkie's attempt to cheer the twins up with stand-up comedy elicits this. There's also the sound of someone coughing.
** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames Equestria Games]]'', following Spike's attempt at the anthem, the giant stadium is quiet, save for the cries of a lone baby, and Pinkie's echoing "[[{{Bathos}} Nailed it!]]"
* ChromaKey: Was apparently used in episodes [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E1MareInTheMoon 1]] and [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E6BoastBusters 6]] at least, judging by their [[http://www.hasbro.com/mylittlepony/en_US/play/details.cfm?R=748FD778-5056-900B-1058-67C660F92478:en_US story]] [[http://www.hasbro.com/common/assets/Flash/Demos/dad2af6e1c4311ddbd0b0800200c9a66/C21AD62C5056900B109690D7D6FB6F09/C21C78D85056900B10540B526C90E7D8.swf galleries]].
* ChocolateBaby: Vaguely implied: Cup Cake (earth pony) gives birth to a unicorn and a pegasus. Her husband Carrot Cake (also earth pony) gives an explanation involving far-back genetics and a relative who isn't even related by blood. Once he finishes the explanation he gives the audience a nervous AsideGlance and says, "That makes sense, right?"
* CircleOfFriendship:
** The mane six defeat Nightmare Moon in this exact way, though it takes the [[CosmicKeystone Elements of Harmony]] to create the "friendship beam." They do roughly the same thing to Discord at the end of part 2 of "The Return of Harmony".
** In the "Hearth's Warming Eve" episode, it's revealed that the founders of Equestria also used this, ''by accident'', to destroy the Windigos, a group of spirits who [[EmotionEater feed off of]] ThePowerOfHate and were attempting to freeze the world. Instead of the rainbow from before, it forms a flaming heart that incinerates the Windigos. It would appear that weaponized friendship is the method of choice in Equestria for dealing with {{Eldritch Abomination}}s.
** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom Part 2]]'', the Mane Six open the box produced by the Tree of Harmony, giving them [[SuperMode Rainbow Power]]. Opening the box is done by standing in a circle around it and turning all six keys at once, giving it this effect. They then follow this up with a [[PowerOfFriendship new Friendship powered]] WaveMotionGun to defeat Tirek and [[DraggedOffToHell seal him back in Tartarus.]] The ending implies their upgrade comes with the ability to do this at will.
* TheCityNarrows:
** Trixie goes through an alleyway to find a shop that sells the Alicorn Amulet.
** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 Twilights Kingdom Part 1]]'', this is where Tirek begins stealing magic from unicorns.
* CivilizedAnimal: While previous pony cartoon series had been leaning towards FunnyAnimal from ''Tales'' onwards, ''Friendship is Magic'' fits this portrayal; the ponies can talk, live in houses, and in some cases have jobs, but are otherwise quite equine in behavior, eating hay, grass, and flowers and using their mouths (or occasionally magic or wings) to manipulate things.
* ClarkKenting: [[spoiler: A.K. Yearling IS Daring Do!]]
* CliffHanger: At the end of the first half of every two-part episode. More specifically, the premiere episode of all three seasons, plus the second to last episode of Season 2. They also sometimes like to set up mini-cliffhangers going to commercial breaks.
** For instance, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L142_juksw8 this]].
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Pinkie Pie, in ''spades''.
-->'''Pinkie Pie:''' And then I said 'Oatmeal, are you crazy?
** Subverted in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E11FamilyAppreciationDay "Family Appreciation Day"]]. It turns out that Granny Smith actually ''isn't'' a senile old mare: [[ChekhovsGag the seemingly insane acts she performs, such as pep-talking glass jars or sweet-talking bees]] are actually required in order to make Zap Apple Jam.
** Snails from "Boast Busters":
-->"I like pudding..."
* TheCoconutEffect: Being a setting populated by sentient equines, the show uses the old "two coconuts banging together" sound effect in interesting ways. For example things that would normally involve hand sound effects are replaced by the coconut sound effect to reflect the fact that the characters are hoofed creatures who are using their forelegs as a substitute for hands.
* ColdOpening: While all the episodes are almost exactly 22:00 each, the openings vary, with "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E1TheCrystalEmpirePart1 The Crystal Empire Part 1]]" being the shortest at 29 seconds and "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E8LookBeforeYouSleep Look Before You Sleep]]" being the longest at 2 minutes 51 seconds.
* ColonCancer: The [[IOSGames iOS game]] ''[[http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-little-pony-twilight-sparkle/id465213808?mt=8 My Little Pony: Twilight Sparkle: Teacher for a Day]]''
* ColorCodedWizardry: Though present since Season 1, the unicorns' magic has clear distinctions in their aura colors from "Lesson Zero" on, usually matching the color of the unicorn's eye color or cutie mark. For example, Twilight's is dark pink, Celestia's is bright yellow, and Luna's is clear blue.
** Demonstrated in the episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E9SweetAndElite Sweet and Elite]], when a unicorn with a pink magic aura picks up a bag and passes it to Rarity--the aura changes from pink to blue.
** Also serves as a subtle hint in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 A Canterlot Wedding]], [[spoiler:Cadance's magic is blue in Twilight's flashback, but green in the present day.]]
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E1TheCrystalEmpirePart1 "The Crystal Empire - Part 1"]] introduces BlackMagic that has a unique black-and-purple-and-green aura regardless of the user's own magic aura color.
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel "Magic Duel"]], the Alicorn Amulet gives Trixie a red magic aura instead of her usual color.
* ComicBookAdaptation:
** [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW Has its own page.]]
** While not comic books of their own, at least eleven short comics have been printed in a German ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' magazine published by Panini.
** A licensed ''Franchise/MyLittlePony''/''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' Comic Creator Kit manufactured by Buzz Products and distributed by Singapore Airlines includes at least three short ''MLP'' comics.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint:
** In the episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipISMagicS1E6BoastBusters "Boast Busters,"]] a unicorn named Trixie comes to town [[MilesGloriosus claiming to be incredibly powerful]] and capable of vanquishing the dreaded [[BearsAreBadNews Ursa Major]]. Most of the ponies don't buy it, but two young colts fall for her story and proudly defend her. Spike tells them that unless they actually see her pulling off the feats she claims, they shouldn't believe her. They take this as a cue to find an Ursa Major and bring it to town so Trixie can defeat it in front of everyone. Bad idea.
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipISMagicS1E17StareMaster "Stare Master"]] Fluttershy [[BadlyBatteredBabysitter (finally)]] gets the Cutie Mark Crusaders into bed and starts singing them a lullaby. Sweetie Belle notes that she knows the song and, when [[SchmuckBait when asked to join Fluttershy]], [[CuteButCacophonic proceeds to raise the roof]].
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipISMagicS1E18TheShowStoppers "The Show Stoppers,"]] The Cutie Mark Crusaders enter the school talent show hoping to get their cutie marks, but each tackles something they're not suited for (and that another one of them is perfect for). They do actually win an award, but don't get their cutie marks. They realize they failed to get their marks because they neglected their true talents, but decide that their actual calling in life must be comedy, since they won [[SoBadItsGood Best Comedy Act]].
** Done once again by Scootaloo in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipISMagicS1E23TheCutieMarkChronicles "The Cutie Mark Chronicles"]]:
--->'''Scootaloo:''' Argh! These namby-pamby stories aren't getting us any closer to our cutie marks! They're all about 'finding out who you are' and boring stuff like that!
*** Let's just save time and say the CMC pretty much embody this trope [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption every time they appear in the show]], because instead of cultivating the talents they're actually ''good'' at, they spend all their time trying every random activity they can think of. Like Wile E. Coyote, they've gotten so obsessed with the short-term goal ("catch the roadrunner" / "get a cutie mark") that they've lost sight of ''why'' they wanted to accomplish the goal in the first place.
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipISMagicS1E25PartyOfOne "Party of One"]] Pinkie Pie throws a birthday party for her toothless pet alligator Gummy, and her friends have a delightful time. though she's a little overeager during the party. The next day, she invites them to an after-birthday-party party that afternoon. All five of her friends decline the invitation. The viewer is led to assume they turn her down because two parties in two days is a too much partying, [[spoiler:but they're actually planning a surprise party for her own birthday, which she forgot due to being wrapped up in her own plans for the second party.]] Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash collaboratively lie, hilariously building the worst excuse of the bunch.
--->'''Pinkie Pie:''' Something strange is definitely going on around here, Gummy. Sure Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy had to house-sit for that vacationing bear, but what are the chances all my other friends would have plans this afternoon too? Rarity ''(the fashionista)'' has to wash her hair? Applejack ''(the farmer)'' has to pick apples? Twilight ''(the student)'' is behind on her studies, and has to hit the books? The more I think about it, the more those are starting to sound like… (gasps) excuses!
** Even before that, in the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipISMagicS1E2ElementsOfHarmony second episode...]]
--->'''Fluttershy''': Why Rarity, it's so lovely!\\
'''Rarity''': I know! ''(whips her [[ItMakesSenseInContext restored tail]])'' I'll never part with it again!\\
'''Fluttershy''': No, your necklace.
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E24OwlsWellThatEndsWell Owl's Well That Ends Well]]", Twilight lectures Spike about all the trouble he's been causing because he's jealous of Owlowiscious, telling him "This is not the Spike I know and love!" A dejected Spike interprets this as meaning Twilight doesn't love him anymore, and prompts him to run away from home.
* CompanionCube:
** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E21OverABarrel Over a Barrel]]": Applejack's apple tree Bloomberg gets this treatment. She buys it a private sleeping car in a train and reads it bedtime stories. Spike gets into the act when he bunks with Bloomberg to get away from the girls' night-time chatter, and apologizes in advance to the tree if he starts snoring. (This may be justified if he snores ''fire'', however.)
** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E25PartyOfOne Party of One]]": Pinkie Pie has a nervous breakdown when she thinks her friends don't want to come to her parties anymore. She sets up a pile of rocks ("Rocky"), a sack of flour ("Madame Le Flour"), a bucket of turnips ("Mr. Turnip"), and a piece of lint ("Sir Lintsalot") as her new friends, and tries to throw a party with them. Pinkie Pie does their voices so well that she even gets Rainbow Dash to argue with the rocks. The most noticeable sign of Pinkie's [[SanitySlippage deepening depression and insanity]] is that at first, she pretends that "Rocky", "Madame Le Flour" and the rest are talking to her by nudging them back and forth to create the illusion of movement. When they give her the ArmorPiercingQuestion, she loses any sanity she had left ''[[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness and her party guests seem to start moving on their own]]''. And then the camera zooms out to reveal that the "party guests" are still inanimate, as always...
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 The Return]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 of Harmony]]", Rarity is brainwashed by Discord into thinking a boulder is actually a giant diamond. She becomes increasingly obsessed with and protective of it, and starts calling it "Tom".
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero Lesson Zero]]", Twilight Sparkle introduces her cherished childhood toy "Smarty Pants": a raggedy old stuffed pony doll with a notebook and quill. Twilight casts an [[ArtifactOfAttraction enchantment spell]] that makes everypony in town to be attracted to the doll, leading to a large fight between all of them over it. After the spell is lifted, every pony loses interest and leaves the doll behind, except for Big Macintosh who is ([[RealMenWearPink for some unexplained reason]]) still attracted to it and ends up running away with it.
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E12PinkiePride Pinkie Pride]]", Pinkie's rival Cheese Sandwich has a rubber chicken he calls "Boneless", which he talks to and carries with him on his travels around Equestria.
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E18MaudPie Maud Pie]]", the titular character has a small pet rock ironically named "Boulder". [[RunningGag This is the]] ''[[RunningGag third]]'' [[RunningGag rock-based companion cube depicted in this series.]]
** DownplayedTrope in ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E23InspirationManifestation Inspiration Manifestation]]''. Rarity considers the book to be an actual person, which Spike admits is pretty creepy. That said, she's never seen to try and interact with it, nor is she all that upset when the book is destroyed. (Though that's mostly because she didn't need the book by that point.)
* CompositeCharacter: With the sole exception of Applejack, the six mane characters are a composite of a Generation 1 pony and a Generation 3 pony. Rainbow Dash, for example, has the wings and personality of the Gen 1 pony Firefly, and the color scheme (more or less) of the Gen 3 pony Rainbow Dash. Faust couldn't use the names of the Gen 1 ponies, due to Hasbro having lost the trademark to all of them but Applejack and Spike, so the use of Gen 3 ponies for extra inspiration is her WritingAroundTrademarks. Full explanation [[http://ponibooru.413chan.net/_images/02b14f657f8b589243c1279e8a08d8f6/122%20-%20applejack%20chart%20Firefly%20fluttershy%20g1%20lauren_faust%20list%20pinkie_pie%20Posey%20rainbow_dash%20rarity%20Sparkler%20Surprise%20twilight_sparkle.jpg here.]]
** Discord is a ''very'' literal example of this, being a mish-mash of just about every creature known to man.
* CompressedAdaptation:
** The {{Novelization}}s in general, since many of them are either storybooks that come with toys or short stories published in different countries' magazines.
** The Canadian live show. It managed to squeeze part of "The Ticket Master", part of "Applebuck Season", part of Part 2 of the pilot, part of "Winter Wrap-Up" and part of "The Best Night Ever" into a 30-minute play (which took place over an ''entire year'').
* ConflictBall: Shows up in a few episodes. "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E8LookBeforeYouSleep Look Before You Sleep]]" particularly comes to mind.
** Merriwether Williams' use of this trope seems to be the main criticism against her writing style.
* TheConscience:
** Spike often attempts to provide common sense to Twilight Sparkle when she is more apt to ignore her own in favour of book smarts.
** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E23InspirationManifestation Inspiration Manifestation]]'', Owlowiscious functions as this for Spike.
* ConspicuousCG: In a few of the toy commercials:
** Pinkie Pie's RC Car in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTY3zJaA2Dc its commercial]].
** Rarity's Carousel Boutique in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRSFsNbPp0o its commercial]].
** The Friendship Express Train engine, Sweetie Belle's Ice Cream Train Car, Fluttershy's Nursery Train Car, the railroad cart and the track in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPSY9QLNRY0 their commercial]].
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E10SpikeAtYourService The redesigned Timberwolves.]]
* ContinuityCameo: [[spoiler: The villain of the Season 4 finale should be instantly recognizable to anyone familiar with G1]].
* ContinuityCreep: Season 3 experienced a higher level of continuity from previous seasons, due to several acting as continuations of previous episodes.
* ConversationCut: Used several times throughout the show:
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E2ElementsOfHarmony The Elements of Harmony]]", as Twilight Sparkle is reading the last known location of the Elements of Harmony, the scene dissolves from the library into the location as she (and the other ponies) say "...the Everfree Forest!" Pinkie Pie does another one at the end of the episode:
--->'''Pinkie Pie:''' Hey, you know what this calls for? ''(transitions to Ponyville)'' A party!
** Pinkie Pie pulls another one in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E4ApplebuckSeason Applebuck Season]]" as the ponies try to figure out how to show their appreciation to Applejack for saving Ponyville from a stampede. This cut apparently lasts a week.
** The cold open in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E20GreenIsntYourColor Green Isn't Your Color]]" is basically a series of these.
* ConstructedWorld: Despite a few slip-ups of writing such as a few mentions of France, Equestria is part of a world that is very different from our own with its own features.
* ContinuityNod: Quite a few, which is unexpected for a show where the episodes are supposed to be watchable in any order.
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E4ApplebuckSeason Applebuck Season]]", Applejack explains to Twilight that her huge family was only in town for the Sun Festival (the pilot episode), which is why she's the only one left on her farm that's strong enough to harvest the orchard after Big [=McIntosh=] hurts his back.
** During "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E7Dragonshy Dragonshy]]", Rainbow Dash mentions the ferocious manticore that Fluttershy befriended during the pilot episode.
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushOff Griffon the Brush Off]]", Rainbow Dash says in a playful and friendly tone, "Pinkie Pie, you are so random!" A few episodes later, in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E10SwarmOfTheCentury Swarm of the Century]]", Rainbow Dash says the same thing [[IronicEcho in an irritated voice]].
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E14SuitedForSuccess Suited For Success]]", Rarity is creating the dresses that she and her friends will wear for the Grand Galloping Gala announced in episode 3. Some of these dresses can be seen in later episodes (Rarity wears hers at the beginning of "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E22ABirdInTheHoof A Bird In The Hoof]]"). The Gala itself is the season finale.
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E15FeelingPinkieKeen Feeling Pinkie Keen]]", Fluttershy remembers the jumping advice that Pinkie Pie gave to her during "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E7Dragonshy Dragonshy]]" and, thanks to it, manages to escape from the Hydra chasing her. In the same episode, Twilight Sparkle uses the [[LeeroyJenkins same approach that Rainbow Dash used]] when facing the dragon in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E7Dragonshy Dragonshy]]" on said Hydra.
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E19ADogAndPonyShow A Dog and Pony Show]]", Applejack mentions that Rarity won't even touch mud unless it's imported, a nod to the mud masks in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E8LookBeforeYouSleep Look Before You Sleep]]".
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E20GreenIsntYourColor Green Isn't Your Color]]", Rarity states that she "[[GrandHotel vants to be alone]]" when she is upset over Fluttershy's popularity. She said the same thing in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E14SuitedForSuccess Suited For Success]]", after a failed fashion show made her a laughingstock in Ponyville. While sorting through dresses for Fluttershy to try on, she tosses aside several outfits which appeared in prior episodes.
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E12CallOfTheCutie Call of the Cutie]]", Rainbow Dash gives Apple Bloom a little bit of Karate training. In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E18TheShowStoppers The Show Stoppers]]", Apple Bloom incorporates Karate into her "dance".
** At the beginning of "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E22ABirdInTheHoof A Bird in the Hoof]]", the dresses from "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E14SuitedForSuccess Suited For Success]]" can be seen hanging in Fluttershy's closet. In a later scene, Rarity is wearing hers.
** In the first episode, one of the dresses Rarity has Twilight try is a Statue of Liberty outfit. In "The Cutie Mark Chronicles", we learn that a pony version of the Statue of Liberty actually exists in their world.
** The straight-haired version of Pinkie Pie seen in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E23TheCutieMarkChronicles Cutie Mark Chronicles]]" reappears in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E25PartyOfOne Party of One]]" when Pinkie Pie convinces herself everypony is avoiding her because they no longer like her parties.
*** Also briefly in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E26TheBestNightEver The Best Night Ever]]" as she tries to straighten it for the Gala. But because she's happy, it goes poofy again immediately.
*** And once again in Magical Mystery Cure, where she is miserable due to being stuck with Applejack's destiny.
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E16SonicRainboom Sonic Rainboom]]", Rainbow Dash mentions that she's broken the rainbow barrier once before, "a long time ago". In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E23TheCutieMarkChronicles The Cutie Mark Chronicles]]", we get to see how it happened.
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E26TheBestNightEver The Best Night Ever]]", the Wonderbolts recognize Rainbow Dash from the events of "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E16SonicRainboom Sonic Rainboom]]". The entire episode also serves as one giant nod to everypony's {{Imagine Spot}}s about the Gala way back in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E3TheTicketMaster The Ticket Master]]". During her attempts to befriend the animals at the garden, Fluttershy remembers the advice Twilight gave her in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E22ABirdInTheHoof A Bird In The Hoof]]". Additionally, this episode features the dresses created in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E14SuitedForSuccess Suited For Success]]" and has a brief appearance of Pinkie Pie's straight hair from "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E25PartyOfOne Party of One]]."
** And Zecora, debuting in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E9BridleGossip Bridle Gossip]]", establishing the context for her cameo one episode later in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E10SwarmOfTheCentury Swarm of the Century]]". She's also mentioned (but not seen) in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E17StareMaster Stare Master]]"; visiting her for tea is Twilight's reason for going into the Everfree Forest that night.
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E6BoastBusters Boast Busters]]", Snips and Snails are shown to be awe-struck by Trixie's magic skills. In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E18TheShowStoppers The Show Stoppers]]", they attempt to stage a magic show of their own.
** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 The Return Of Harmony, Part 2]]" features two short segments with several clips taken from previous episodes, when [[spoiler:Twilight and Applejack's memories are being restored.]]
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero Lesson Zero]]", Twilight's messed up bird nest from "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E11WinterWrapUp Winter Wrap Up]]" can be seen.
** Another nod to "Bridle Gossip" was made in the Season 2 episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E6TheCutiePox The Cutie Pox]]". Seems Zecora hasn't forgotten her initial treatment by Ponyville's inhabitants.
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E8TheMysteriousMareDoWell The Mysterious Mare Do Well]]" Pinkie Pie says she used her Pinkie Sense (from "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E15FeelingPinkieKeen Feeling Pinkie Keen]]") to save the construction workers. She then immediately gets a twitch and pushes Rainbow Dash out of the way of a falling flower-pot. Pinkie Sense then gets brought up again during "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E20ItsAboutTime It's About Time]]", where Pinkie is doing a [[FortuneTeller fortune telling]] routine. Twilight asks Pinkie to use her Pinkie sense to predict the coming disaster, but Pinkie says she doesn't use her Pinkie sense for that. Pinkie then immediately gets a twitch and a flower-pot falls on Twilight.
** During the musical number in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E9SweetAndElite Sweet and Elite]]", Rarity attends an opera in the same dress she wore at the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E26TheBestNightEver Grand Galloping Gala]].
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E18AFriendInDeed A Friend In Deed]]", Rainbow Dash is shown in Twilight's library reading a Daring Do novel, a hobby that she picked up in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E16ReadItAndWeep Read It And Weep]]". We see her with a Daring Do novel again while hanging out next to the pool in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E3TooManyPinkiePies Too Many Pinkie Pies]]"
** All of them are listed on the recap page for any episode.
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 The Return of Harmony Part 1]]", Sweetie Belle corrects Applebloom by telling her "victoryful" isn't a word. Scootaloo asks "What are you, a dictionary?" In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E11FamilyAppreciationDay Family Appreciation Day]]", Applebloom rapidly lists synonyms for "embarrassed", prompting Scootaloo to ask her the same question (the same recording was even used).
** Possibly the most subtle is from the season 3 finale, Magical Mystery Cure. Check how long it takes for Rainbow Dash to clear the skies [[spoiler:after Rarity has been screwing up Rainbow Dash's job]].
** One ''definitely'' worth mentioning is the insane pony that barks like a dog in ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E20ItsAboutTime It's About Time]]''. Fast-forward to ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E8JustForSidekicks Just For Sidekicks]]'' in Season 3, and we catch a glimpse of the same pony who has since recovered a great deal and is on her way to being fully sane.
** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E23InspirationManifestation Inspiration Manifestation]]'', Spike mentions Owlowiscious' bow tie that Rarity made for him in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E24OwlsWellThatEndsWell Owl's Well That Ends Well]]".\\\
During the prologue, various pony families are seen together setting up the fair, including [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E22HurricaneFluttershy Thunderlane and Rumble]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E11FamilyAppreciationDay Diamond Tiara and Filthy Rich]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E5SisterhoovesSocial Sweetie and her (and Rarity's) parents (without their vacation clothes), and Dinky and Amethyst Star]].
** From ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames Equestria Games]]:
*** In the episode, Shining Armor is wearing his captain's armor for the first time since "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 A Canterlot Wedding]]".
*** Derpy, despite not competing herself, is still part of Ponyville's delegation, as shown in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E10RainbowFalls Rainbow Falls]]", probably as an emergency replacement in case it's necessary.
*** Pinkie Pie is the only person in the audience who enjoys Spike's rendition of the Cloudsdale anthem. She even shouts "Nailed it!" at the end. This is an inverse of the scene from "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E21OverABarrel Over a Barrel]]", where Spike was the only person in the audience to enjoy Pinkie's "You Gotta Care, You Gotta Share" song.\\\
*** Spike wishes that Twilight had some way to turn back time. [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E20ItsAboutTime Twilight does, in fact, know a spell that does something quite similar]], and she looks like she's seriously considering using it.
*** Spike's in-universe MemeticMutation of the "easy peasy" couplet.
-->'''Spike''': Easy peasy [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E15TheSuperSpeedyCiderSqueezy6000 Cider Squeezy]]!
*** Twilight being brutally honest with Spike regarding the torch lighting ceremony could be considered a nod to the previous episode's {{Aesop}}.
** ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 Twilights Kingdom Part 1]]'':\\\
Spike once more reminds us [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E2TheCrystalEmpirePart2 he's the hero of the Crystal Empire]]--[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames twice]].\\\
Tirek's brother Scorpan is shown in the story flashback to go off with a unicorn wizard; though the name is not said, this is clearly meant to be Star Swirl the Bearded, based on similar imagery from "Three's a Crowd".\\\
[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E11KeepCalmAndFlutterOn Once more]], Fluttershy is the only one of the Mane Six to find Discord's antics rather amusing.\\\
After Rainbow Dash says, "In your dreams!" Discord replies with, "Oh, I never dream of such things. Ask Princess Luna." This is a reference to Luna's ability to walk into other ponies' dreams as seen in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E6SleeplessInPonyville Sleepless in Ponyville]]" and "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E20ForWhomTheSweetieBelleToils For Whom the Sweetie Belle Toils]]".\\\
When Celestia explains where Tirek came from, it's found in the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E1MareInTheMoon same book from the first episode and told in the same style, right down to the first shot of the original episode.]]
** ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom Part 2]]'':\\\
All the ponies who gave the keys to the Mane 6 over the season are shown as the rainbow flies through Equestria.\\\
This is the second time this season we've seen Shining Armor in uniform, and the first time since "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 A Canterlot Wedding]]" that he's been shown performing his duties as Captain of the Royal Guard.
* ConvergingStreamWeapon:
** Princess Celestia using the elements of Harmony on her own to banish Nightmare Moon in "Princess Twilight Sparkle" is presented this way, with the other five Elements channeling their power into the Element of Magic for a massive beam.
** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom Part 2]]'', the Mane Six's new friendship powered WaveMotionGun manifests this way, blasting Tirek with six individual beams of light before they combine into one powerful blow that defeats him, takes back the stolen magic, locks him back in Tartarus, and releases Celestia, Luna, and Cadance from Tartarus when their own magic is restored.
* CoolChair:
** [[RealityWarper Discord]] fashions himself quite an evil-looking throne - a dark gray and deep red color scheme, a stylized skull shape with pointed teeth at the top, and a huge pair of antlers sprouting from the skull for added demonic imagery - and plops it right in the middle of Ponyville so that he can observe [[RealityIsOutToLunch the chaos he's wrought]] firsthand.
** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames Equestria Games]]'', the four princesses each have their own elaborate thrones at the Games, emblazoned with stylized renditions of their cutie marks. This is similar to the VIP seating for the heads-of-state at the Olympics, including the leader of the host nation.
** [[spoiler:At the end of "Twilight's Kingdom," Twilight gains a castle in Ponyville after the library is destroyed. It contains seven thrones arranged in a circle - a full-sized one for each of the Mane Six, set with their cutie marks, and a smaller seventh one for Spike next to Twilight's.]]
* CoolHorse: Rainbow Dash, among others.
* CoolHouse: All six ponies live in some sort of Cool House (not surprising given that one of the show's jobs is to sell the playsets those houses are based on).
** Twilight lives in a library built into a giant hollow tree, with an observatory on top, a balcony a little farther down, and a bizarre laboratory in the basement.
*** [[spoiler:The library is destroyed during "Twilight's Kingdom," but she eventually gets an even cooler house to replace it: a castle built of crystal and styled to resemble the old tree.]]
** Rarity lives at her business, the Carousel Boutique, which is styled to resemble an ornate antique merry-go-round, complete with horses.
** Pinkie Pie lives at Sugarcube Corner, a bakery whose roof resembles a heavily decorated gingerbread house with two cupcakes stacked on top.
*** Oddly, the apartment itself is kind of bare, for reasons speculated upon in this wiki's WildMassGuessing page (Pinkie has one all to herself).
** Fluttershy lives in a large sod-roof cottage near the Everfree Forest. The entire property, inside and out, is filled with houses and shelters for an assortment of small animals, plus the house itself is covered with beautiful plants. It's reminiscent of a [[Literature/TheHobbit Hobbit hole]].
** Rainbow Dash lives in a floating house made of clouds... that looks like a small Greek palace, with rainbow waterfalls on either side.
** Applejack and her family live in a house/barn on the edge of their sprawling apple orchard.
** Applejack's old clubhouse becomes one after Apple Bloom fixes it up for the Cutie Mark Crusaders' use in record time. It has drawbridge-style ramp that can be pulled up and even sprouts an observatory in later appearances.
* CoolTrain: The Friendship Express Train.
* CostumePorn: Almost anything Rarity designs (with some glaring yet justified exceptions), particularly the dresses she and her friends wear to the Grand Galloping Gala.
* CowardlyLion: Obviously, this trope applies to [[ShrinkingViolet Fluttershy]]. Perhaps not so obviously is how it pertains to ''Rarity''. Rarity is often depicted as selfish, egotistical and more then a little bit snobbish. But she is the Element of Generosity. She wants everything, but she chooses to give it instead, because she knows that is the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E20GreenIsntYourColor right thing to do.]] In fact, Rarity is the pony who most often has to really ''try'' to do the right thing, instead of it being just natural for her.
* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer:
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGc6Ullcd3o trailer]] for the DVD ''The Friendship Express'' claims that it's the show's first DVD release. While it ''is'' the first of Creator/ShoutFactory's releases and the first DVD to be available online, it's actually the ''fifth'' DVD to be released in the US, following the toy-pack-in [=MiniDVD=] ''The Ticket Master'', the Target-exclusive DVD ''Celebration at Canterlot'', the DVD ''Adventures in Ponyville'', and the toy-pack-in [=MiniDVD=] ''Applebuck Season''.
** On Hasbro's ''MyLittlePony'' {{Facebook}} [[http://www.facebook.com/mylittlepony page]], they [[http://www.facebook.com/mylittlepony/posts/390054594351142 said]] that TheHub's [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 Royal]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 Wedding]] WebGames are also available on Hasbro's own ''MyLittlePony'' [[http://www.hasbro.com/mylittlepony/ site]] and that one game has you "help Pinkie Pie create a yummy cupcake treat for the guests" (the only Pinkie Pie game of the bunch being the non-cupcake-related ''[[http://www.hubworld.com/my-little-pony/shows/friendship-is-magic/games/mlpfim-dj-pinkie-pie DJ Pinkie Pie]]'').
** On TheHub's {{Facebook}} [[http://www.facebook.com/hubtvnetwork page]], they [[http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=246933645355725 called]] Rainbow Dash's Nightmare Night costume from "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E4LunaEclipsed Luna Eclipsed]]" a Wonderbolt costume instead of a Shadowbolt costume, and on their own [[http://www.hubworld.com/ site]], they initially called Discord a dragon instead of a Draconequus (or Dragonokis, as they [[SpellMyNameWithAnS misspell it]]).
** Hub advertisements for the ''[[http://www.hasbro.com/mylittlepony/en_US/play/details.cfm?guid=5B309E58-5056-900B-1040-324367303E14 Castle Creator]]'' game available on Hasbro's website and their own website describe it as a game in which you select a pony to explore the Canterlot palace with and dress them up in various costumes. Footage of the game accompanying this description shows it to be nothing like that.
** TV listings' synopses of "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E14SuitedForSuccess Suited For Success]]" and "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E8TheMysteriousMareDoWell The Mysterious Mare Do Well]]" respectively [[ViewerGenderConfusion refer to Rarity and Rainbow Dash as male]]. More recently, Season 3's "Apple Family Reunion" episode synopsis gives the same gender confusion treatment to Applejack.
** Hasbro's website misidentifies the basic brushable [[http://www.hasbro.com/mylittlepony/en_US/shop/details.cfm?R=BE3CDE98-5056-900B-1034-466D8F32E7AD:en_US Cheerilee]] toy's animal friend as a snail, despite the toy's [[http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/File:CheerileeBackcard.jpg packaging]] correctly identifying it as a ladybug.
** An insert included with Creator/MadmanEntertainment's Australian [=DVDs=] misidentifies [[GodCreatedCanonForeigner toy line exclusive pony]] Ploomette as Pinkie Pie.
** [=80sTees.com's=] [[http://www.80stees.com/products/MLPFIM-Wonderbolts-Shirt.asp two]] [[http://www.80stees.com/products/Wonderbolts-Shirt.asp versions]] of Mighty Fine's ''[[http://www.welovefine.com/product.php?id_product=661 Wonderbolts]]'' [[TheMerch shirt]] have a mistake in their product descriptions misidentifying an [[NoNameGiven unnamed]] Wonderbolt as Fleetfoot, despite both of those Wonderbolts appearing at the same time in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E26TheBestNightEver The Best Night Ever]]". Though to be fair, Fleetfoot is only identified via a FreezeFrameBonus.
** [=ToyWiz.com=] [[http://www.toywiz.com/mlpfimpvcspitfire.html evidently]] [[http://www.toywiz.com/mylittleponypvc3packset.html thinks]] [[http://www.toywiz.com/glindaspitfirerainbowdash.html that]] the [[NoNameGiven unnamed]] "Wonder Bolts pony" is Spitfire, despite both of those Wonderbolts appearing at the same time in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E26TheBestNightEver The Best Night Ever]]".
** A ''New York'' [[http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2012/06/slideshow-the-my-little-pony-hair-color-trend.html slideshow]] misidentified [[http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2012/06/slideshow-the-my-little-pony-hair-color-trend.html#photo=6x00007 Sweetie Belle as Berry Punch]] and [[http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2012/06/slideshow-the-my-little-pony-hair-color-trend.html#photo=7x00006 Apple Bloom as Rose]].
** The infamous "My Little Racist, Homophobic, Smart-Shaming Pony" [[http://msmagazine.com/blog/blog/2010/12/09/my-little-homophobic-racist-smarts-shaming-pony/ article]] on Ms. Magazine's website, which stated that a pony's coat color were metaphors for race and/or sexual orientation--WordOfGod [[http://msmagazine.com/blog/blog/2010/12/24/my-little-non-homophobic-non-racist-non-smart-shaming-pony-a-rebuttal/ states]] that they never are or were intended to be--as well as claiming that Twilight Sparkle completely gave up her studies under the princess in favor of a stereotypically girly life in Ponyville. (Not only is life in Ponyville anything ''but'' girly and bland, Twilight's original problem wasn't that she was studying at ''all''; it was that she was studying to the exclusion of anything resembling a social life.) Given the context, it was obvious that she stopped watching at the end of the opening credits.
*** In fact, the entire article was based on ''[[CriticalResearchFailure early material from the first version of the website]]''.
** [[http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2011/05/29/my-little-pony-parodies-katy-perry/ "If you're not 7, there's a good chance that you are unaware of the latest 'My Little Pony' re-boot"]].
** {{NPR}} seems to think that ([[MerchandiseDriven like the previous MLP cartoon]]) [[http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2011/10/05/141037194/skipping-the-ads-on-tv-get-ready-for-the-shows-that-are-the-ads FiM is just a 30-minute ad]], which makes it obvious that they just assumed "MLP = MerchandiseDriven" (which it is, but that doesn't make it bad) and didn't bother to look into it at all.
** A ''Daily Dot'' [[http://www.dailydot.com/business/hasbro-my-little-pony-sherry-bourlon/ article]] treated the fan misconception that Hasbro has no official pony plushies as fact. A then-small number of official (officially licensed, at least) plushies actually do exist, the first few of which were released over a year before the article was published.
** The ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn3XyyM9HHg Princess Celestia]]'' character profile video claims that Celestia is "the only pony with [[WingedUnicorn a unicorn horn and pegasus wings]]". The first two episodes introduce Princess Luna/Nightmare Moon, who is also an alicorn.
* CrapsackWorld: Equestria temporarily became this during "Return of Harmony, Part 2".
* CrazyCatLady: Pinkie Pie is worried that Rarity might become one in "Suited for Success"
--->'''Applejack:''' Well, we can't just leave Rarity like this.
--->'''Pinkie Pie:''' She'll become a crazy cat lady!
--->'''Twilight:''' She only has ''one'' cat.
--->'''Pinkie Pie:''' Give her time...
** Goldie Delicious is one in "Pinkie Apple Pie".
* CrazyPrepared: Pinkie Pie never travels anywhere without her Party Cannon, and has balls and eye patches stashed all over Ponyville in case of "ball emergencies" or "eye patch emergencies".
* CreatorCameo:
** Director Jayson Thiessen is the voice of the Canterlot Royal Guard soldiers in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E22ABirdInTheHoof A Bird in the Hoof]]" & "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E20ItsAboutTime It's About Time]]", of the Ponyville Hospital security guard ([[FanNickname Vigilance]]) from "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E16ReadItAndWeep Read It and Weep]]", of the big muscle pegasus ([[FanNickname Snowflake]]) in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E22HurricaneFluttershy Hurricane Fluttershy]]", and of the teacher from "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E1TheCrystalEmpirePart1 The Crystal Empire - Part 1]]".
** King Sombra of "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E1TheCrystalEmpirePart1 The Crystal Empire - Part 1]]" and "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E2TheCrystalEmpirePart2 The Crystal Empire - Part 2]]" is voiced by storyboard supervisor "Big" Jim Miller.
** The mule in "Applebuck Season" and "Hurricane Fluttershy" is voiced by co-director [[http://www.facebook.com/pages/James-Wootie-Wootton/216767748385467 James "Wootie" Wooton]].
** One of the animators [[http://princesschuchi.deviantart.com/ Holly Giesbrecht]] slipped in her OC pony Holly Dash into the background for a brief moment in "Swarm of the Century". Some fans might know said pony better as [[FanNickname Tutti Frutti]].
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 A Canterlot Wedding]]" Sibsy's ponitar makes an appearance as a wife arguing with her husband about a hooficure... until Princess Cadance uses her magic to alter the situation for the better. Sibsy, a.k.a. Sabrina Alberghetti, is a storyboard artist for the show.
* CreditsGag: In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E11KeepCalmAndFlutterOn Keep Calm And Flutter On]]", the credits list Creator/TabithaStGermain as the one who provided the voice to the gravy boat. It should be pointed out that the gravy boat was mute, except for panting like a dog.
* CringeComedy: The show occasionally delves into this.
** The most clear cut example is probably the episode "Maud Pie", where Pinkie's sister visits town and the cast has a horrendously difficult time attempting to get to know her better due to her extreme [[TheStoic stoicism]].
** ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames Equestria Games]]'' has the scene where Spike interrupts a medal ceremony to insist on singing the gold medal-winner's anthem. Only after Shining Armor announces this to the crowd does Spike realize that Cloudsdale (not Ponyville) won the gold for that particular event. Spike doesn't know any of the words to Cloudsdale's anthem. As he ad-libs, the camera cuts multiple times to the audience, who are just as embarrassed as Spike is. One unicorn even yanks his top hat down to cover his entire head.
* {{Crossover}}:
** [[http://drawsomeponies.tumblr.com/post/27587230715/room-1-of-7-sweet-apple-acres-dont-fret The]] [[http://drawsomeponies.tumblr.com/post/27587332344/room-2-cloudsdale-room-3-will-be-up-in-10 Mane]] [[http://drawsomeponies.tumblr.com/post/27587440814/room-3-sugarcube-corner-ooh-room-4-is-next Six]] [[http://drawsomeponies.tumblr.com/post/27587589122/room-4-carousel-boutique-im-putting-the and]] [[http://drawsomeponies.tumblr.com/post/27587889539/by-my-calculations-this-is-room-5-of-7-golden Spike]] [[http://drawsomeponies.tumblr.com/post/27587991170/meep-room-6-of-7-fluttershys-cottage appear]] [[http://drawsomeponies.tumblr.com/post/27588189131/room-7-of-7-dragon-breath-room-hmm-looking as]] [[http://drawsomeponies.tumblr.com/post/27588312472/and-everypony-all-in-the-same-place-if-they-do guests]] in the [[IOSGames iOS game]] ''[[http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/monopoly-hotels/id479412611?mt=8 Monopoly Hotels]]'', which also has DummiedOut unfinished coding for an appearance of the same kind by Princess Celestia.
** Some of Creator/TheHub's promotional materials feature characters from this show and other Hub shows (often reaching MassiveMultiplayerCrossover levels), including ''The Adventures of Chuck & Friends'', ''Series/{{Batman}}'' ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'', ''Series/FraggleRock'', ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades'', ''[[WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012 Littlest Pet Shop]]'', ''[[WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies2010 Pound Puppies]]'', ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow'', ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', ''The Twisted Whiskers Show'', ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego'', and ''The [=WotWots=]''.
*** [[http://mlp.wikia.com/wiki/Commercials#Miscellaneous A whole lot of their commercials]], which mostly consist of StockFootage from the shows blended together with new audio.
*** ''[[http://www.hubworld.com/club Club Hub]]'' lets you bring this trope to your room by mixing and matching characters from various shows that air on the channel.
*** From the WebGames ''[[http://www.hubworld.com/my-little-pony/shows/friendship-is-magic/games/mlpfim-ponymaker The Fabulous PonyMaker]]'' and/or ''[[http://royalwedding.hosting-hasbro.com/fashion.html Rarity's Bridal Boutique]]'', one of the available cutie marks is Music/TheAquabats mascot, and some of the available parts look ''{{Transformers}}''-y (the former game even has said parts together as one of its costume {{Easter Egg}}s, complete with sound effect).
** The [[TheMerch officially licensed merchandise]] has included a couple of crossovers you'd never expect to see on ''MyLittlePony'' merchandise.
*** The shirt and hoodie ''[[http://www.welovefine.com/product.php?id_product=1356 Pinkie]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/product.php?id_product=1357 Peek]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/product.php?id_product=1976 A Boo]]'' and the art print ''[[http://www.welovefine.com/product.php?id_product=1901 Everypony]]'' respectively show Pinkie Pie and [[AllThereInTheScript Doctor Whooves]] using portals from ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''.
*** The shirt ''[[http://www.welovefine.com/product.php?id_product=1429 Derpy 209]]'' shows Derpy Hooves with the ED-209 from ''Franchise/RoboCop''.
*** "[[http://www.welovefine.com/1033-illusions-trixie.html Tricks]] [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment are what a foal does for money]]."
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass:
** Pinkie Pie is a CloudCuckooLander and loveable [[ManChild marefoal]] whose special talent is throwing parties. Normally her use of CartoonPhysics is limited to visual gags in the show, but when she starts using it to save ponies' lives from a crumbling construction site, relentlessly pursue a pony ''who can fly'', and to ''pull a cannon out of nowhere during a fight'', she becomes an unstoppable borderline RealityWarper.
** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames Equestria Games]]'', Spike shows himself to be inept at his assigned tasks in the Games, for varied reasons, but when his abilities are ''really'' called for, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome he steps up and delivers without batting an eye]].
* CrowdSong: "Winter Wrap Up" from [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E11WinterWrapUp the episode of the same name]], "At the Gala" from "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E26TheBestNightEver The Best Night Ever]]", "The Heart Carol" from "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E13HearthsWarmingEve Hearths Warming Eve]]" and "The Flim Flam Brothers" VillainSong from "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E15TheSuperSpeedyCiderSqueezy6000 The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000]]". There's also "Smile" from "[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E18AFriendInDeed A Friend In Deed]], and from [[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E13MagicalMysteryCure Magical Mystery Cure]], "A True True Friend" becomes one at the end, as well as the "Behold, Princess Twilight Sparkle" song.
* CrushBlush: Spike blushes after receiving a kiss from his crush Rarity.
* CrystalSpiresAndTogas - The Crystal Empire has the look down, but whether they are that magically advanced remains to be seen.
* CucumberFacial: First appears as part of the sleepover in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E8LookBeforeYouSleep Look Before You Sleep]]", in which Rarity [[ShownTheirWork accurately explains its purpose]]; Applejack eats hers, of course. Later, Rarity has them in the spa scene of "Green Isn't Your Color", and when sleeping on the train in "Over a Barrel".
* CulturalTranslation: The Japanese dub inserts a few references to Japanese culture. For example, in "Applebuck Season", Applejack mishears "tasuke (help)" as "shiitake", a kind of Asian mushroom. In "Feeling Pinkie Keen", when Spike backs out of Twilight's house with the sound of a truck backing up, the Japanese dub adds him saying "Bakkushimasu, gochuui kudasai (Backing up, please be careful)", a sound clip that accompanies large vehicles backing up in Japan. In "Cutie Pox", instead of speaking French, Apple Bloom talks in formal Japanese. In "Putting Your Hoof Down", the old pony who cuts in front of Fluttershy mishears Fluttershy's "warakomi" (cutting) as "waraboshi" (wooden chopsticks).
* CurbStompBattle:
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E6SleeplessInPonyville ''Sleepless In Ponyville'']] the "fight" between the Headless Horse and [[spoiler: Princess Luna]] is very one-sided.
** And of course, there's the disappointing showdown between Princess Celestia and [[spoiler: Queen Chrysalis]] in "A Canterlot Wedding".
** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom Part 2]]'', Twilight and Tirek's first fight is evenly matched, but once the Mane Six get their hooves on the Rainbow Power, a few beams of magic is all it takes to shrivel and seal up Tirek once and for all and get Celestia, Luna, and Cadance back from Tartarus.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: A few ponies, such as Derpy or Scootaloo, have the standard version of this. It also turns up in a different form starting in season 2, with several unicorns often having the auras seen when using their magic match their eye color. Examples include Rarity, Sweetie Belle, and Trixie when [[RedEyesTakeWarning affected by the alicorn amulet]] (but ''not'' without it, when her magic is a brighter shade than her eyes)
* CuteAndPsycho: Fluttershy currently provides the page quote. Pinkie Pie, Princess Luna and Twilight Sparkle would all probably benefit from a trip to the therapist's couch as well.
* CutenessOverload: The Brony Community constantly joke that they die from Fluttershy's cuteness.
** Similar reactions occur with Sweetie Belle and [[http://youtu.be/KCoPxQ8J5GM Baby Applejack.]]
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* DancePartyEnding: These are inevitable when Pinkie Pie is on your team.
** The ending to Season 2 was this. At the reception of the wedding, Twilight Sparkle nods to Pinkie Pie, who, with a sound like a squealing teddy bear, dashes behind a DJ station and proceeds to pull up Vinyl Scratch/DJ Pon-3, who then starts the music, and with it, the party.
* DarkerAndEdgier: This version of MLP goes further in dark themes than G2 and G3. %% Specifics on the above would be appreciated.
** And within the show, two-parters, such as "Friendship is Magic", [[note]](wherein Nightmare Moon tries to make night last forever; dire when you consider the implications to plants)[[/note]] "The Return of Harmony", [[note]](wherein Discord temporarily manages to spread a fair bit of chaos and damage the mane characters' friendships with each other)[[/note]] "A Canterlot Wedding" [[note]](wherein Chrysalis disguises herself as Princess Cadence, then imprisons the actual Cadence in a cave, to marry Shining Armor and use his love to power a changeling invasion)[[/note]] and "The Crystal Empire", [[note]](wherein King Sombra, a tyrant who formerly enslaved said empire, is about to return)[[/note]] involve scenarios much more dire than those of most of the show's episodes. Among those two-parters, though, "Friendship is Magic" is considered milder than the other three.
* DarkestHour: The season 4 finale "Twilight's Kingdom". At the end of the first episode, [[spoiler:Discord has performed a FaceHeelTurn, joined Tirek, and was helping him drain ponies of their magic. Following this, Tirek invades Canterlot, and ''attempts'' to drain the Princesses of their magic, but they've given it to Twilight. Following this, Tirek banishes the three to Tartarus, arrives in Ponyville to drain the Mane Six minus Twilight of their power, drains Discord of ''his'' power, ''blows up Golden Oaks Library'', and after failing to overpower Twilight in battle, trades her the power she has for the lives of her friends, and finally drains her too. With this, any force that could stop Tirek has been {{Depower}}ed and is now helpless.]] If not for a DeusExMachina, [[TheBadGuyWins the show was pretty much over by this point]].
* DarkIsNotEvil: A recurring theme, lampshaded in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E9BridleGossip Bridle Gossip]] and [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E4LunaEclipsed Luna Eclipsed]].
** Averted in the stories involving Queen Chrysalis and King Sombra.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Every member of the primary cast get their fair share of star time throughout the series run. But more often than not, one or more members of said cast get featured more prominently than others. For those keeping tab:
** [[IncrediblyLamePun Mane]] 6 collectively: [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E21OverABarrel Over A Barrel]], [[SeasonFinale The Best]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E26TheBestNightEver Night Ever]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E13HearthsWarmingEve "Hearth's Warming Eve"]] (Shared w/ Spike), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E3CastleManeia "Castle Mane-ia"]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E19TradeYa "Trade Ya"]]
*** Twilight Sparkle: [[PilotEpisode Friendship is Magic]] ([[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E1MareInTheMoon Parts 1]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E2ElementsOfHarmony & 2]]), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E3TheTicketMaster The Ticket Master]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E6BoastBusters Boast Busters]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E8LookBeforeYouSleep Look Before You Sleep]] (Shared w/ Applejack & Rarity), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E9BridleGossip Bridle Gossip]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E10SwarmOfTheCentury Swarm of the Century]] (Shared w/ Pinkie Pie), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E11WinterWrapUp Winter Wrap Up]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E15FeelingPinkieKeen Feeling Pinkie Keen]] (Shared w/ Pinkie Pie), The Return of Harmony [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOFHarmonyPart1 (Parts 1]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 & 2)]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero Lesson Zero]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E4LunaEclipsed Luna Eclipsed]] (Shared w/ Princess Luna), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E20ItsAboutTime It's About Time]], [[SeasonFinale A Canterlot Wedding]] ([[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 Parts 1]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 & 2]]), The Crystal Empire ([[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E1TheCrystalEmpirePart1 Parts 1]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E2TheCrystalEmpirePart2 & 2]]) (Shared w/ Spike), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel Magic Duel]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E12GamesPoniesPlay Games Ponies Play]] (Shared w/ Rainbow Dash), [[SeasonFinale Magical]] [[MusicalEpisode Mystery]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E13MagicalMysteryCure Cure]], Princess Twilight Sparkle ([[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E1PrincessTwilightSparklePart1 Parts 1]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E2PrincessTwilightSparklePart2 & 2]]), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E11ThreesACrowd Three's A Crowd]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E15TwilightTime Twilight Time]] (shared w/ the Cutie Mark Crusaders), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E22TestingTesting123 Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3]] (Shared w/ Rainbow Dash), Twilight's Kingdom ([[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightskingdomPart1 Parts 1]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightskingdomPart2 & 2]])
*** Applejack: [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E4ApplebuckSeason Applebuck Season]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E8LookBeforeYouSleep Look Before You Sleep]] (Shared w/ Rarity & Twilight Sparkle), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E13FallWeatherFriends Fall Weather Friends]] (Shared w/ Rainbow Dash), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E14TheLastRoundup The Last Roundup]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E9AppleFamilyReunion Apple Family Reunion]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMAgicS3E10SpikeAtYourService Spike At Your Service]] (Shared w/ Spike), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E7Bats Bats!]] (Shared w/ Fluttershy), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E13SimpleWays Simple Ways]] (Shared w/ Rarity), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E20LeapOfFaith Leap of Faith]]
*** Rainbow Dash: [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushOff Griffon the Brush Off]] (Shared w/ Pinkie Pie), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E13FallWeatherFriends Fall Weather Friends]] (Shared w/ Applejack), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E16SonicRainboom Sonic Rainboom]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E7MayTheBestPetWin May The Best Pet Win]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E8TheMysteriousMareDoWell The Mysterious Mare Do Well]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E16ReadItAndWeep Read It And Weep]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E22HurricaneFluttershy Hurricane Fluttershy]] (Shared w/ Fluttershy), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMAgicS3E7WonderboltsAcademy Wonderbolts Academy]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E12GamesPoniesPlay Games Ponies Play]] (Shared w/ Twilight Sparkle), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E4DaringDont Daring Don't]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E10RainbowFalls Rainbow Falls]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E22TestingTesting123 Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3]] (Shared w/ Twilight Sparkle)
*** Pinkie Pie: [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushOff Griffon the Brush Off]] (Shared w/ Rainbow Dash), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E10SwarmOfTheCentury Swarm of the Century]] (Shared w/ Twilight Sparkle), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E15FeelingPinkieKeen Feeling Pinkie Keen]] (Shared w/ Twilight Sparkle), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E25PartyOfOne Party of One]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E12BabyCakes Baby Cakes]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E18AFriendInDeed A Friend in Deed]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E24MysteryOnTheFriendshipExpress MMMystery on the Friendship Express]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E3TooManyPinkiePies Too Many Pinkie Pies]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E9PinkieApplePie Pinkie Apple Pie]] (Shared w/ the Apple Family), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E12PinkiePride Pinkie Pride]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E18MaudPie Maud Pie]]
*** Fluttershy: [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E7Dragonshy Dragonshy]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E17StareMaster Stare Master]] (Shared w/ the Cutie Mark Crusaders), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E20GreenIsntYourColor Green Isn't Your Color]] (Shared w/ Rarity), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E22ABirdInTheHoof A Bird in the Hoof]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E19PuttingYourHoofDown Putting Your Hoof Down]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E22HurricaneFluttershy Hurricane Fluttershy]] (shared w/ Rainbow Dash), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E11KeepCalmAndFlutterOn Keep Calm And Flutter On]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E7Bats Bats!]] (Shared w/ Applejack), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E14FilliVanilli Filli Vanilli]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E16ItAintEasyBeingBreezies It Aint Easy Being Breezies]]
*** Rarity: [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E8LookBeforeYouSleep Look Before You Sleep]] (Shared w/ Applejack & Twilight Sparkle), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E14SuitedForSuccess Suited for Success]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E19ADogAndPonyShow A Dog and Pony Show]] (Shared w/ Spike), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E20GreenIsntYourColor Green Isn't Your Color]] (Shared w/ Fluttershy), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E5SisterhoovesSocial Sisterhooves Social]] (Shared w/ Sweetie Belle), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E9SweetAndElite Sweet and Elite]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E8RarityTakesManehattan Rarity Takes Manehattan]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E13SimpleWays Simple Ways]] (Shared w/ Applejack), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E23InspirationManifestation Inspiration Manifestation]] (Shared w/ Spike)
** Spike: [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E19ADogAndPonyShow A Dog and Pony Show]] (Shared w/ Rarity), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E24OwlsWellThatEndsWell Owl's Well That Ends Well]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E10SecretOfMyExcess Secret of My Excess]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E13HearthsWarmingEve Hearth's Warming Eve]] (Shared w/ the [[IncrediblyLamePun Mane]] 6), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E21DragonQuest Dragon Quest]], The Crystal Empire ([[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E1TheCrystalEmpirePart1 Parts 1]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E2TheCrystalEmpirePart2 & 2]]) (Shared w/ Twilight Sparkle), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMAgicS3E10SpikeAtYourService Spike At Your Service]] (Shared w/ Applejack), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E8JustForSidekicks Just For Sidekicks]] (Shared w/ the Cutie Mark Crusaders), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E6PowerPonies Power Ponies]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E23InspirationManifestation Inspiration Manifestation]] (Shared w/ Rarity), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames Equestria Games]]
** Cutie Mark Crusaders collectively: [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E17StareMaster Stare Master]] (Shared w/ Fluttershy), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E18TheShowStoppers The Show Stoppers]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E23TheCutieMarkChronicles The Cutie Mark Chronicles]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E23PonyvilleConfidential Ponyville Confidential]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E4OneBadApple One Bad Apple]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E8JustForSidekicks Just For Sidekicks]] (Shared w/ Spike), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E15TwilightTime Twilight Time]] (shared w/ Twilight Sparkle)
*** Apple Bloom: [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E12CallOfTheCutie Call of the Cutie]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E6TheCutiePox The Cutie Pox]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E11FamilyAppreciationDay Family Appreciation Day]] (Shared w/ Granny Smith), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E17SomeponyToWatchOverMe Somepony To Watch Over Me]]
*** Sweetie Belle: [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E5SisterhoovesSocial Sisterhooves Social]] (Shared w/ Rarity), [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E19ForWhomTheSweetieBelleToils For Whom The Sweetie Belle Toils]]
*** Scootaloo: [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E6SleeplessInPonyville Sleepless in Ponyville]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E5FlightToTheFinish Flight to the Finish]]
** Apple Family collectively: [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E15TheSuperSpeedyCiderSqueezy6000 The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E9PinkieApplePie Pinkie Apple Pie]] (Shared w/ Pinkie Pie)
*** Granny Smith: [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E11FamilyAppreciationDay Family Appreciation Day]] (Shared w/ Apple Bloom)
*** Big [=McIntosh=]: [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E17HeartsAndHoovesDay Hearts And Hooves Day]] (Shared w/ Cheerilee)
** Others:
*** Princess Luna: [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E4LunaEclipsed Luna Eclipsed]] (Shared w/ Twilight Sparkle)
*** Cheerilee: [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E17HeartsAndHoovesDay Hearts And Hooves Day]] (Shared w/ Big [=McIntosh=])
** On a different note, the background ponies are generally silent with occasional brief lines, but once in a great while they'll get a bit of extended dialogue, usually (but not always) all in one scene. Specific examples include:
*** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E1MareInTheMoon "Friendship is Magic, part 1"]] for [[AllThereInTheScript Twinkleshine]].
*** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E4ApplebuckSeason "Applebuck Season"]] for the flower trio Daisy/Flower Wishes, Rose/Roseluck and Lily Valley.
*** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E9BridleGossip "Bridle Gossip"]] for the flower trio Daisy/Flower Wishes, Rose/Roseluck and Lily Valley.
*** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E12CallOfTheCutie "Call of the Cutie"]] for [[AllThereInTheScript Time Turner]]/[[AllThereInTheScript Dr. Hooves]].
*** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E20GreenIsntYourColor "Green Isn't Your Color"]] for [[FanNickname Lyrica]] and [[FanNickname Violet]] / [[FanNickname Royal Ribbon]] as well as for [[AllThereInTheScript Bon Bon]].
*** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E6TheCutiePox "The Cutie Pox"]] for the flower trio Daisy/Flower Wishes, Rose/Roseluck and Lily Valley.
*** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E8TheMysteriousMareDoWell "The Mysterious Mare Do Well"]] for [[AllThereInTheScript Amethyst Star]].
*** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E14TheLastRoundup "The Last Roundup"]] for Derpy [[AllThereInTheScript Hooves]].
*** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E15TheSuperSpeedyCiderSqueezy6000 "The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000"]] for Caramel/Chance-A-Lot.
*** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E19PuttingYourHoofDown "Putting Your Hoof Down"]] for [[FanNickname Boxxy Brown]] / [[FanNickname Crafty Crate]] as well as for [[AllThereInTheScript Cherry Berry]].
*** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 "A Canterlot Wedding"]] for [[AllThereInTheScript Twinkleshine, Minuette, and Lyra Heartstrings]].
*** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E10RainbowFalls "Rainbow Falls"]] for [[FanNickname Dizzy Twister]] and [[AllThereInTheManual Crescent Moon]]
*** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E19ForWhomTheSweetieBelleToils "For Whom The Sweetie Belle Toils"]] for [[AllThereInTheScript Lemon Hearts and Noteworthy]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Twilight Sparkle, of course, making various sarcastic remarks and frequently having the snarker's facial expression.
** Spike, Discord, and Rainbow Dash apply as well, but to a lesser extent than Twilight.
** Rarity's been getting in her share of snark lately too.
%% Discussion of who counts as a Deadpan Snarker and who does not are also available in the following thread: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=1331473451059167100&page=7#173
* DeathGlare: Of all ponies, Fluttershy has one. She's used it to stare down a dragon, a cockatrice, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and a few chickens]].
** This helps explain part of her shyness -- she can't really control it and doesn't want to be overbearing.
** Pinkie Pie in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E25PartyOfOne Party of One]]". She spends a big part of the episode with a Death Glare on, especially when she confronts Applejack at her farm, or by the end of the episode before the surprise party.
* DeathWorld: Equestria is this to the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E16ItAintEasyBeingBreezies breezies]], when even falling accorns are a serious enviromental hazard.
* DecompositeCharacter: [[MyLittlePonyG3 G3's Rainbow Dash]] was split between [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic G4's version of]] Rainbow Dash (who has her name and look) and Rarity (Who has her fashion-conscious personality and accent [albeit a pacific accent instead of a wholly {{British Accent|s}}])
* {{Deconstruction}}: This show does this a lot often.
** "Lesson Zero" deconstructs Twilight Sparkle's OCD problems.
** "The Mysterious Mare Do Well" deconstructs Rainbow Dash's arrogance and pridefulness.
** "Hurricane Fluttershy" deconstructs Fluttershy's issues with her shyness. Also, "Putting Your Hoof Down" deconstructs her role of an ExtremeDoormat.
** "One Bad Apple" deconstructs the issues of bullying.
* DefangedHorrors: Episodes that are meant to be scary usually go for this.
* DefeatEqualsFriendship: Averted surprisingly often. While Princess Luna (AKA [[TheNightThatNeverEnds Nightmare Moon]]) was redeemed at the end of her story arc, it's really rare for show antagonists to befriend the Mane Six in the end. [[{{Jerkass}} Gilda]], the [[{{Hustler}} Flim-Flam Brothers]] and [[EmotionEater Queen Chrysalis]] left (or were forced out of) town at the end of their episodes, [[CastingAShadow King Sombra]] was [[LiterallyShatteredLives destroyed]] in his, and [[spoiler:Lord Tirek]] was sent back to Tartarus.
** [[AlphaBitch Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon]] usually end their stories [[HoistByTheirOwnPetard humiliated by their own actions]], but are nothing more than schoolyard bullies anyway. Still, for being probably the only recurring antagonists in the series thus far, very little has been done to redeem them.
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E4OneBadApple Babs Seed]] is a more-or-less straightforward example, even though the [=CMC=] can't really be said to have 'defeated' her per se.
** [[SmallNameBigEgo Trixie]] left town humiliated at the end of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E6BoastBusters Boast Busters]], but by the end of her second appearance, [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel Magic Duel]], she is genuinely remorseful for how she let things get out of control under the [[AmplifierArtifact Alicorn Amulet]]. She makes peace with Twilight Sparkle and leaves Ponyville this time by choice.
** While [[RealityWarper Discord]] ended his [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 first]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 arc]] TakenForGranite and definitely '''not''' redeemed, he returned in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E11KeepCalmAndFlutterOn Keep Calm and Flutter On]] and was brought around to the good side. [[spoiler:"For the most part"]]
*** Referenced by Discord at the climax of ''Return of Harmony pt 2''. Discord, not realizing the Mane Six had shaken his control and reconnected with the Elements of Harmony, sarcastically dared them to use the Elements to defeat him, saying "Fine, go ahead; ''friend me''. Just make it quick." [[spoiler: Ironically, he would be reformed by Fluttershy later on, being literally defeated by friendship.]]
** In [[AllThereInTheManual the show's official companion guide]] Jim Miller & Meghan [=McCarthy=] discuss this, noting that, while they want to teach kids that some bad people will be your friends if shown kindness, others will still be jerks no matter how kind you are to them.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E23TheCutieMarkChronicles The Cutie Mark Chronicles]]", Rarity says the ponies have been "[=BFFs=] Forever".
** Also, the ''Astronomical Astronomer's Almanac to All Things Astronomy''.
** In episode 10, Fluttershy claims to have "tried begging, and pleading, and beseeching, and asking politely" to control the parasprites.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Some aspects of pony culture change from one episode to another. The usage of 'somepony' 'nopony' and 'everypony' fades in and out depending on how much the writer is paying attention (or cares.)
** Also, in some episodes such as [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E18TheShowStoppers The Show Stoppers]] and [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E20GreenIsntYourColor Green Isn't Your Color]], the pony audience applauds by stamping their hooves on the ground, which makes a lot of sense. In other episodes, such as Hoity Toity in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E14SuitedForSuccess Suited For Success,]] they applaud like humans: clapping their hooves together with their front legs in the air, despite how unsuited pony anatomy is to that movement.
** While it plays somewhat into the complexity of the cast's personalities, some facets of the characters are exagerrated from episode to episode if it helps with the Aesop or humor value, to the point almost every character can alternate between TheStraightMan and a complete {{Cloudcuckoolander}} on different occasions. Applejack, in terms of her rowdiness for example, can range anywhere from being [[CloserToEarth the most level headed and approachable]] of the mane cast or something of an [[StubbornMule over]] [[CompetitionFreak assertive]] JerkWithAHeartOfGold. Twilight Sparkle similarly can have [[NervousWreck her neurotics]] [[DeadpanSnarker subtle]] and justified due to being an OnlySaneMan or...[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero well...]]
* {{Descriptiveville}}: The ponies all live in Ponyville, as part of the larger equine population of Equestria.
** Also, ''Fillydelphia'', and the Pegasus-only city, Cloudsdale.
* {{Determinator}}: Despite her ShrinkingViolet personality, Fluttershy is definitely shown, time and time again, to have some real tenacity.
** Try not smiling around Pinkie Pie. Let's see how long you last. She'll make you, even if it takes months.
* DeterminedHomesteader: Granny Smith's family founded Ponyville.
* DidntSeeThatComing:
** Applejack says this in "Swarm of the Century", when the voracious parasprites, instead of eating her apple crop, ate her barn instead.
** The two things that Discord hadn't planned for were [[spoiler:Celestia breaking Twilight out of her HeroicBSOD by sending her the letters her student had sent her the entire previous season and Twilight somehow reuniting her friends and breaking them out of Discord's MindRape so they could use the Elements Of Harmony to defeat him.]] The former is likely an Unknown Unknown he couldn't have expected and the latter is a Known Unknown: he knew about who was involved but hadn't forseen how they could do anything to stop him at that point.
** After [[spoiler: Chrysalis's true form was revealed in front of Celestia and her plans explained, it was obvious that Celestia wasn't going to stay still about it. What wasn't obvious was that the queen of the Changelings had already gathered enough strength to beat the Princess. Not even Chrysalis expected that!]]
** Done heartbreakingly so in ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom Part 2]]'' when [[spoiler:Discord turns against the other ponies and captures the Mane Six (save for Twilight). Discord mentions that they should have seen it coming, only for a heartbroken Fluttershy to admit she hadn't at all -- she was so convinced her friendship with him was ironclad, she never thought he'd turn his back on her. This turns into an IronicEcho when Discord himself is betrayed by Lord Tirek and Applejack tells him the same exact thing]].
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Twilight Sparkle leads her [[BandOfBrothers new-found friends]] into battle successfully against Nightmare Moon, a SealedEvilInACan MadGod.
** Celestia and Luna rose up against and defeated a [[AnthropomorphicPersonification spirit of chaos]] to free Equestria from his tyranny over 1000 years ago. While they are {{Physical Goddess}}es in their own right, Discord is a near omnipotent RealityWarper whose power far outclasses theirs, so it still counts.
** The [[IncrediblyLamePun mane]] Cast eventually manages to do the same.
** The ponies that founded Equestria managed to take out the Windigos, a group of powerful spirits threatening to freeze everything that was feeding on their hatred. As always, this involved blasting it with weaponized [[ThePowerOfFriendship friendship.]]
* DigitalDestruction:
** On iTunes, the episodes are slightly stretched, losing bits of the left and right sides of the screen. The first 28 episodes also have noticeably faded color, with following episodes still being a bit off.
** According to a [[http://www.derpyhoovesnews.com/review-german-audio-plays-and-dvds/ review]], the first two German [=DVDs=] look gray-washed compared to iTunes.
* DisneyDeath: Chief Thunderhooves in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E21OverABarrel Over a Barrel]]", when he is struck down by an unknown assailant during the war between the Buffalo tribe and the Appleloosians. A taste of the [[PieInTheFace apple pie splattered on his face]] revives him, though.
** Princess Celestia's pet bird, Philomeena, [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath burns to ashes]] in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E22ABirdInTheHoof A Bird in the Hoof]]", but it turns out she is a phoenix and just started a new lifecycle.
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Queen Chrysalis and her army]] in [[spoiler:"[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 A Canterlot Wedding Part 2]]]]" most likely apply. Although many believe they will return, the distance they fall is greater than both of Twilight's near-fatal falls (as listed below) put together (especially when you look at [[spoiler:the changeling falling directly toward the ground]]).
** According to [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW the comic]], [[spoiler: they survived and began to plot revenge.]]
** Averted with Twilight in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E2FriendshipIsMagicPart2 Friendship is Magic Part 2]]" and "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E15FeelingPinkieKeen Feeling Pinkie Keen]]", and Rarity in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E16SonicRainboom Sonic Rainboom]]" and "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E10SecretOfMyExcess Secret of My Excess]]" (sharing with the Wonderbolts in the former and Spike in the latter). They are saved from their respective falls.
* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: {{Averted}} - Hasbro has been very forgiving in allowing episodes to be uploaded to Website/YouTube (now within hours of being broadcast the first time), used in remixes and video parodies, and the like. There have been cases where some episode videos have been taken down, but they are not sustained efforts, and suspected to be [[{{Troll}} Trolling]] from other sites (since anypony can submit a "takedown request" under any name at Website/YouTube). Hasbro's may be a case of having no idea what to actually do about it: one Hasbro exec even acknowledged [[http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2011/09/play/colt-success they haven't seen anything like this in 25 years]]. Without Hasbro's laissez-faire approach, it is unlikely the show would have had the following that it did.
** The MerchandiseDriven nature of the show probably contributes to this. The true revenue source is the toys, not the cartoon, so distributing the cartoon online is basically giving Hasbro free advertising. Now that [=DVDs=] of the cartoon are being sold around the world, Hasbro has a little more incentive to clamp down on distributing the show, but their only real action seems to have been the shutting down of a major archive which stored every single episode in HD.
** Strangely, while they seem to be okay with the sharing of the actual episodes, Hasbro has come down HARD on fan parodies such as FriendshipIsWitchcraft.
*** It's not strange if you consider the fact that the actual show is geared towards kids of about 6, and there are a lot of parents who DON'T monitor what their kids do online, thus could easily stumble upon the more vulgar fan parodies. People fail to realise that FriendshipIsWitchcraft can be legitimately offensive to people (not just for being uncouth), just like Derpy is and was to the MoralGuardians. It makes perfect sense that they come down on that harder than they do the actual show.
* DisapprovingLook:
** Done a few times by [[DeadpanSnarker Twilight]] [[OnlySaneMan Sparkle]] a few times on the show.
** Owlowiscious gives Spike several over the course of ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E23InspirationManifestation Inspiration Manifestation]]''.
* DiscardAndDraw: [[spoiler: The mane 6 unlock Rainbow Power after Twilight sacrifices her magic in the Season 4 finale.]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: Some ponies appear to be under the impression that Princess Celestia practices this. She does not.
** Nightmare Moon's vow to bring about TheNightThatNeverEnds was because her pony subjects enjoyed the daytime her sister brought, but didn't appreciate the nights she created.
*** To add further perspective on why this is disproportionate retribution, creating a night that never ends means depriving everyone of the sun, which means ''no crops grow, nobody gets any natural heat, and everyone either freezes to death or starves''! Nightmare Moon would have inadvertently ''killed everyone'' just to get more attention!
** It's a highly contested point among the fandom, whether [[spoiler:the mane 5's]] actions in the episode "The Mysterious Mare Do Well" went too far in [[spoiler:simply trying to humble Dash a little]].
** Fluttershy may have gone a ''little'' too far when applying her assertiveness training in "Putting Your Hoof Down".
** Applejack once called Mr. Beaverton Beaverteeth a nuisance. His response? Building a dam to flood Applejack's home, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking followed by using several swear words against her]]. Luckily, Fluttershy was able to convince him to stop.
** ''Magic Duel'' is all about this. Twilight exposes Trixie's lies about her having defeated an Ursa Major (which has the unfortunate effect of ruining Trixie's career, but Twilight had no intention of doing ''that'') and shows herself to be more powerful than "The Great and Powerful Trixie". Trixie returns with a magic-boosting amulet and humiliates Twilight's friends (and actually mutilates Dash and Pinkie magically), defeats Twilight, and banishes her from Ponyville. She then takes over the town, enslaves the ponies, ''tortures'' Snips and Snails by making them drag her around on a wheel-less wagon, and generally goes Caligula. It turns out that most of the crazy is caused by the evil amulet, and losing it makes her regain her senses after a while.
** It's also revealed that similar disproportionate retribution happened to Trixie herself. Since a single lie told to shut up hecklers lead to her entire career and reputation being completely ruined, an apparent stint of poverty and homelessness and being forced to do manual labour to scrape a living. While revenge against Twilight is unwarranted, as she didn't really do anything, its hard not to see how she could be frustrated by her bad fortune even before putting the amulet of insanity on. And unlike Twilight's situation, which goes away once Trixie has been stopped, none of that has been changed...
** This was actually the main driving point of "Lesson Zero"... in Twilight's mind. She ends up freaking out, thinking that because she forgot one letter to Celestia, she was going to get sent back to Magical Kindergarten.
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength:
** Derpy Hooves. She's also TheKlutz. Needless to say, it's a recipe for disaster.
** In "A Canterlot Wedding," [[spoiler: [[VileVillainSaccharineShow Queen Chrysalis]] is shocked to find that consuming the love between Princess Cadance and Shining Armor has given her enough power to [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu defeat]] [[BigGood Princess]] [[PhysicalGod Celestia]] in a one-on-one WizardDuel.]]
** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom Part 2]]'', Twilight has trouble performing even the most basic magic after the power transfer, blowing up the door to the Golden Oaks Library simply by trying to open it and briefly [[TeleportSpam teleporting to random spots all across Equestria]]. It isn't until Tirek comes after her that she gets a handle on her power, if only because she's no longer trying to hold it back.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: In the episode "Bridle Gossip", the poison joke plant robs Twilight of her magic powers. This is shown by having her unicorn horn go limp.
* DoIReallySoundLikeThat: [[http://youtu.be/rP61SQA-UWw According to this interview]], AndreaLibman, the voice of Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy, isn't very fond of listening to her own voice.
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: Averted with Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, and Rarity, but played straight by Rainbow Dash, Applejack, and Fluttershy.
** The first and third [[AlternativeForeignThemeSong Japanese dub theme songs]] are performed by Suzuko Mimori, the Japanese voice of Pinkie Pie.
* DontAskJustRun: As seen in the episode "The Best Night Ever", when [[BewareTheNiceOnes Fluttershy]] bursts into the room -- [[MadnessMakeover disheveled]], [[SanitySlippage wild-eyed]] and [[{{Yandere}} chasing a horde of scared animals while demanding their love]] -- and ''[[BigGood Princess Celestia]] herself'' tells you to run, you'd better do it.
* DoubleAesop:
** The episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E9BridleGossip Bridle Gossip]]" does this with the lesson of not judging books by their cover. The main plot of the episode focused on the cast misjudging a zebra they knew nothing about, believing she put a curse on them. The doubled Aesop comes in when Twilight (who, ironically, had been denying the idea of a curse) dismisses the book that ultimately proved to have their cure due to misreading its title, "Super Naturals" (as in herbal remedies), as "Supernaturals" (as in the supernatural that she'd been debunking).
** The season 4 episodes where the Mane Six [[spoiler:receive their keys to the chest at the Tree of Harmony]] seem to involve both the Mane character and a CharacterOfTheDay learning a lesson related to their respective Elements of Harmony.
** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom Part 2]]'', Discord learns that [[TitleDrop friendship truly is magic]], and Twilight learns that [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower friendship is more important than the combined magic of all the alicorn princesses]].
* DoubleMeaning: It's easy to assume that Twilight is the Element of Magic simply because of her incredible magic potential; the ''real'' reason behind this is because she is [[TheHeart friendship personified.]]
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Didn't expect to see this trope, did you? Completely averted in "A Canterlot Wedding" storyline, where [[spoiler:Shining Armor being tricked and {{Mind Rape}}d into marrying fake-Candace is treated with all the horror and disgust that is appropriate for the situation. Of course, as the people involved are his baby sister and real fiancee.]]
* DoubleTake:
** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E25PartyOfOnE Party of One]]'', Rainbow Dash first casually says "Hi, Pinkie Pie" to a disguised Pinkie... before freezing on the spot with her mane and tail hair completely straight when she realizes (she was trying to avoid her today...).
** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilights Kingdom Part 2]]'', Tirek has a delayed reaction on passing before the window mural showing Twilight rising as an alicorn, stopping in mid-evil gloating.
* DominoRevelation: Magic talking ponies/mules/zebras/etc, griffins, manticores, dragons, sea serpents, hydras, changlings, and many many other magical beasts exist.
* DopeSlap:
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E22HurricaneFluttershy "Hurricane Fluttershy"]], Twilight Sparkle gives a dope-slap to Spike (flattening the green fin atop his head) for being InnocentlyInsensitive to Fluttershy.
** ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 Twilights Kingdom Part 1]]'':\\\
AJ does one to Spike when he complains about the simple job Twilight does at the beginning of the episode, then tries to backpedal on his statement.\\\
Rainbow Dash tossing Discord's "alicorn princess" crown from his head is also quite close to this.
* DownOnTheFarm/[[EverytownAmerica Everytown, Equestria]]/FlyoverCountry: Ponyville tends to be regarded as this, especially in [[ShiningCity Canterlot]].
* DragonHoard: Dragons are greedy by nature and hoard things as an instinctive behavior. While their avarice is not restricted to treasure, they are especially covetous of gems -- because these are dragon ''food''.
* DramaQueen: Rarity provides the page image for this.
* DramaticSpotlight: In the songs "Winter Wrap Up" and "Find a Pet".
** Also [[ParodiedTrope parodied]] in "Party of One": Pinkie Pie draws the (wrong) conclusion that her friends have all turned against her from her interrogation of Spike, and declares so in a Dramatic Spotlight. Then it turns out the light comes from the lamp she used to interrogate him with, as he turns it off.
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E24MysteryOnTheFriendshipExpress Gustave Le Grand]] has a similar lamp on hand for his Eclairs.
* DropInCharacter: Done frequently. Though an EnsembleCast show, whoever is the central character of the episode in question will frequently find themselves badgered by uninvited guests. Aloof GrumpyBear Twilight Sparkle is naturally the most frequent victim to this, most often from [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace Pinkie Pie]] (who has a tendency to bring a party load of other Drop In Characters along with her) and Rainbow Dash, who often ''[[CaptainCrash crashes]]'' into someone's house.
* DrunkOnMilk: The episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E21OverABarrel Over a Barrel]]" suggests that salt licks are the equivalent of hard liquor.
** We don't know what Twilight thought she was drinking in the pilot, but the scene [[INeedAFreakingDrink pretty much speaks for itself]].
** Spike acts like he's getting drunk on doughnuts with extra sprinkles in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E26TheBestNightEver The Best Night Ever]]". Then again, He's a baby dragon that eats gems. Different foods affect him differently than ponies.
* DubInducedPlotHole: The German dub of the show has Twilight Sparkle introduce herself to Rainbow Dash as simply Twilight in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E1MareInTheMoon the first episode]] to keep the [[LipLock lip flaps]] in sync. This is all well and good... until Rainbow refers to her by her full name towards the end of the scene.
* DubNameChange: The Japanese version refers to the "Mare on the Moon" as "Moon Pony" or "Tsuki no Pony" a possible reference to the East Asian legend [[http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_rabbit "Tsuki no Usagi (Moon Rabbit)"]].
** Sweet Apple Acres is referred to as Sweet Apple Farm.
** The Japanese version also changes the Everfree Forest to "The Forest of No Return".
** The Grand Galloping Gala is simply called "Dance Party" in the Japanese version.
** Poison Joke is called "laughing grass"
** Parasprites are called Pakupakumushi (Munch Munch Insects)
** Running of the Leaves is called the Falling Leaves Marathon
** Hummingway is called Hemingway, presumably to avoid copyright issues due to a character from [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV a Japanese game]] also [[NamesTheSame being named Hummingway]]
** Smarty Pants is called Oshare-Pants-kun (Stylish Pants).
** Mare-Do-Well is called Dark Mare, possibly to fit better as a homage to ''Film/TheDarkKnight''
** Family Appreciation Day is called Family Speech Day.
** The Zap Apples are called "Biribiringo" which is a combination of the Japanese words "biribiri" (an onomatopoeia for electricity) and "ringo" (apple).
** The [=CMC's=] newspaper alias is changed from Gabby Gums to Gabby Chat.
* DuckSeasonRabbitSeason: Pinkie Pie does this to a produce selling pony and Iron Will in "Putting Your Huff Down."
* DudeNotFunny: Spike is an in-universe example. He makes jokes at the most inopportune moments much to the chagrin of his friends.
** Rainbow Dash's pranks are also seen as an InUniverse example. She sometimes pulls pranks at the wrong time and often gets yelled at for it. Incidentally she uses this to notify that pranking Fluttershy is anything but funny (they have otherwise been pranking every other character). [[spoiler: This is what later tipped off Pinkie that Gilda has all of Dash's jerk, but none of her heart.]]
** Meta-wise, this is the reaction Derpy spawned and why her scene was altered.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: The show being about [[SliceOfLife the everyday life of the cast]] intersected with SavingTheWorld arcs, this comes up in quite often : for example, it's much harder to make a plot about learning to BeYourself despite social pressure when social pressure is nearly inexistent because everyone considers you a hero.
** All six of the mane cast ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and]] [[TheOneGuy Spike]]) are essentially living superweapons, having fought against [[MadGod Nightmare Moon]], [[EvilOverlord Sombra]], [[GodOfEvil Discord]] (then being very publicly knighted by [[GodEmperor Celestia]] for that one), and [[spoiler:''[[OutsideContextVillain the entire changeling army]]'']]. Rarity is quickly becoming a well-know fashion designer, Fluttershy had a brief but successful career as a model, Rainbow Dash is the ''fastest pony alive'' and won the Best Young Flier's competition (saving three ponies in the process) after performing a Sonic Rainboom (another feat only She can perform), and Twilight, in addition to being the protege of the ''princess'' is also part of the royal family through her brother. All of them had star roles in the biggest performance of the "Hearth's Warming Eve" tale in Equestria. Still, no one even seems to recognize them, and upperclass ponies are exceptionally snobby around them, dismissing all six because of where they live.
** Even the residents of Ponyville fall into this, as while they hold the mane six in very high esteem it's "only" for their far more mundane day jobs and not, you know, saving the town from a rampaging Ursa Minor, being choked by dragon smoke, or [[HellHound Cerberus]]. Yes, ''that'' Cerberus.
** [[TheWoobie Fluttershy]] seems to get this harder than anyone else, since she's such a quiet-voiced shrinking violet. As said above, she's a national hero, was a famous model, and shows compassion to just about every pony she meets. The ''one time'' she's seen mingling with ponies in town to do shopping they treat her particularly nasty, going far enough to actively scam her on the price of goods and even butt her out of line. ''[[FridgeBrilliance No wonder she tends to prefer the company of animals over other ponies...]]''
** PlayedForLaughs for Spike. He tends to do a lot of menial labor for the mane 6, without any hesitation, and yet they hardly thank him, and generally order him around or ignore him. While in spite of it all, they do on occasion give him some respect ([[YankTheDogsChain it never lasts long]]), in Owl's well that Ends well, the owl manages to gain more respect and attention from the mane 6 in one day than he did in his time in Ponyville. He then gets [[spoiler:a stained glass window to commemorate his assistance in defeating Sombra and saving the Crystal Empire]]... and then it takes a turn right back to this trope when he's not invited back to assist the Ponies in getting the Empire approved for the Equestria Games.
** This is briefly averted for Twilight in [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E1PrincessTwilightSparklePart1 season four's opening]]. Being a princess in own right, she's well respected and looked to for advice during a crisis, and [[MilitariesAreUseless the guards are prompt to ask for her command]]. This is further shown in ''Literature/TwilightSparkleAndTheCrystalHeartSpell'', which reveals that stories of her magical ability have been spreading throughout Equestria. Then comes [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E8RarityTakesManehattan Rarity Takes Manehattan]] where she can't even get Rarity a taxi, and [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E4DaringDont Daring Don't]], where [[spoiler:Daring Do still doesn't seem]] to recognize any of them.
** After several seasons of being the resident ButtMonkey, this is ''finally'' averted for Spike in ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames Equestria Games]]'' - it turns out that he's known throughout the Crystal Empire as "[[TheMagnificent Great and Honorable Spike]] [[TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard the Brave and Glorious]]", is seen as a LivingLegend and receives preferential treatment, since he played the key role in retrieving the Crystal Heart.
*** On the other hoof, the rest of the Elements of Harmony besides Twilight are supposed to be Equestria-wide heroes. Why do they have to sit way down in the stands below Mayor Mare, Fancypants, Fleur Dis Lee and Cherries Jubilee?
* DummiedOut:
** From some of the WebGames:
*** ''[[http://www.hubworld.com/my-little-pony/shows/friendship-is-magic/games/mlp-adventures-in-ponyville Adventures in Ponyville]]'' [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was going to have]] a Fluttershy game, which can be glimpsed [[http://www.hubworld.com/hubworld/flash/games/GAME_A_MLPHUB/assetsuitcase/MishMash.swf here]] and read about [[http://www.hubworld.com/hubworld/flash/games/GAME_A_MLPHUB/assetsuitcase/strings.xml here]].
*** TreehouseTV's [[http://treehousetv.com/kids/games/activity.aspx?ID=1868&showID=121 version]] of ''[[http://www.hasbro.com/mylittlepony/en_US/play/details.cfm?guid=5B309E58-5056-900B-1040-324367303E14 Castle Creator]]'' was originally made for a [[http://hub.promotions.com/canterlot/page.do?page=splash.html Canterlot Castle toy promotion]]. The game was taken down from the promotional site on September 18, 2011, but the game's assets still exist on the promotional site (save for the SWF file of the game itself, which was removed later).
*** TheHub's [[http://www.hubworld.com/my-little-pony/shows/friendship-is-magic/games/game-mylittlepony-castle-creator version]] of ''[[http://www.hasbro.com/mylittlepony/en_US/play/details.cfm?guid=5B309E58-5056-900B-1040-324367303E14 Castle Creator]]'' has an [[http://www.hubworld.com/hubworld/flash/games/GAME_C_MLPCASTLE/assetsuitcase/characters/MLP_CharH_Luna.swf unused file of Luna]], which has been [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/11/mystery-luna-from-castle-creator.html?showComment=1320220610457#c3030487614541901712 confirmed]] to be a design for a DeletedScene from "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E4LunaEclipsed Luna Eclipsed]]".
*** ''[[http://www.hasbro.com/mylittlepony/en_US/play/details.cfm?guid=0F6B55AF-5056-900B-1013-CD724A8D4018 Card Creator]]'' has unused (and in at least one case, updated) Nightmare Night files from ''[[http://www.hasbro.com/mylittlepony/en_US/play/details.cfm?guid=5B309E58-5056-900B-1040-324367303E14 Castle Creator]]''. Also, the winter files that used to be used by the game still exist on Hasbro's site as well as on TheHub's site (even though they were only ever used on Hasbro's site).
*** ''[[http://www.hubworld.com/my-little-pony/shows/friendship-is-magic/games/mlpfim-ponymaker The Fabulous PonyMaker]]'' contains one or two unused head designs.
*** [[http://www.hubworld.com/my-little-pony/shows/friendship-is-magic/games/mlpfim-twilight-sparkle-royal-invitation-designer Both]] [[http://royalwedding.hosting-hasbro.com/invitations.html versions]] of ''Twilight Sparkle's Royal Invitation Designer'' have unused interface files from ''[[http://www.hasbro.com/mylittlepony/en_US/play/details.cfm?guid=0F6B55AF-5056-900B-1013-CD724A8D4018 Card Creator]]''.
*** ''[[http://www.hubworld.com/my-little-pony/shows/friendship-is-magic/games/mlpfim-fluttershy-songbird-chorus Fluttershy's Songbird Chorus]]'' was available before it was linked to (and was slightly different during that time).
*** ''[[http://royalwedding.hosting-hasbro.com/fashion.html Rarity's Bridal Boutique]]'' contains the same one or two unused head designs from ''[[http://www.hubworld.com/my-little-pony/shows/friendship-is-magic/games/mlpfim-ponymaker The Fabulous PonyMaker]]'' as well as unused parts and audio from said game.
*** ''[[http://www.hubworld.com/my-little-pony/shows/friendship-is-magic/games/mlpfim-dj-pinkie-pie DJ Pinkie Pie]]'' has DJ Pon-3's [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/04/vinyl-scratch-flash-version-eye-colors.html eye]] [[http://www.derpyhoovesnews.com/dj-pon3s-palette-revealed/ color]] hidden under her CoolShades (it would later be shown in nighttime lighting during "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2]]" and in proper lighting [[http://wedding.mylittlepony.com/Pony-Wedding-Music-Game.html on]] Hasbro's ''Pony Wedding'' microsite), and the game's file may have also been available before its page was put up.
*** Though only the first of the [[http://wedding.mylittlepony.com/Pony-Wedding-Quizzes.html quizzes]] on Hasbro's ''Pony Wedding'' microsite could initially be taken, all four quizzes have existed on the microsite since it was put up.
** The [[IOSGames iOS game]] ''[[http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/monopoly-hotels/id479412611?mt=8 Monopoly Hotels]]'' has unfinished coding for an eighth ''My Little Pony'' guest, Princess Celestia.
* DVDCommentary: Creator/ShoutFactory's Amazon exclusive ''[[http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0096W47NO Season 1]]'' 4-DVD set [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/11/season-1-complete-dvd-review.html has]] audio commentaries on the episodes [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E1MareInTheMoon "Friendship is Magic, part 1"]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E2ElementsOfHarmony "Friendship is Magic, part 2"]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E11WinterWrapUp "Winter Wrap Up"]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E14SuitedForSuccess "Suited For Success"]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E18TheShowStoppers "The Show Stoppers"]], and [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E26TheBestNightEver "The Best Night Ever"]], including people like Hasbro executives Brian Lenard and Robert Fewkes, supervising directors Jayson Thiessen and James "Wootie" Wootton, art director Ridd Sorensen, composer Daniel Ingram, and voice cast members such as Creator/TabithaStGermain, Creator/AndreaLibman, Creator/CathyWeseluck, and Creator/NicoleOliver.
* DynamicEntry: Rainbow Dash does this a lot, from her very first appearance on the show. Pinkie Pie has occasionally been known to do likewise.
** Spike gets a couple on Twilight in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E15FeelingPinkieKeen Feeling Pinkie Keen]]"
* DysfunctionJunction: A light example. Every [[IncrediblyLamePun mane]] character has had her turn at going completely around the bend, some more extreme than others. Particularly, it tends to happen when a character finds their special talent, marked by their Cutie Mark, just not working how they'd expect.
-->'''Twilight Sparkle:''' [[{{Foreshadowing}} "All the ponies in this town are CRAZY!"]]
** "The Return Of Harmony" has all of the mane cast (excluding Twilight) go insane AT ONCE.
** Aside from the various (and numerous) breakdowns; each character has some pretty serious personality quirks that cause them serious issues. Fortunately, CharacterDevelopment has them recognizing and managing their dysfuctions, growing into more stable and functional ponies as the series goes on.
*** Twilight Sparkle is an neurotically obsessive perfectionist and control freak, who measures her self-worth by the approval of her mentor, Princess Celestia, and always assumes the worst possible outcome for all perceived short-comings. She suffers a full-on psychotic break in "Lesson Zero" as the result of her over-exaggerated sense of failure.
*** Pinkie Pie, aside from her hyperactive, exaggerated GenkiGirl, and CloudCuckooLander traits, has a desperate need to be appreciated; to the poitn where she is is incapable of handling any perceived rejection. This results in her frequently violating others' personal space and privacy; and in extreme cases causes her to revert to a profoundly depressed and introverted state, most notably in "Party of One".
*** Applejack's stubbornness and inability to handle failure causes her to badly overextend herself on multiple occasions; and culminates in her deciding to leave Ponyville entirely, and abandon her friends, after failing to take first place in a major competition in "The Last Roundup".
*** Rainbow Dash covers a profoundly insecure personality with exaggerated bravado. Pierce that shell, and she becomes a whimpering ball of performance anxiety with a sense of failure nearly as exaggerated as Twilight Sparkle's.
*** Fluttershy's extreme introversion, crippling shyness, and general door-mat-ness hides a violent temper and pathological need for the affections of "lesser" creatures; as demonstrated in "Best Night Ever".
*** Rarity is possibly the least dysfunctional of the Mane Six; but repeatedly lets her greed and vanity get the best of her; completely overshadowing Rainbow Dash's attempt at a DayInTheLimelight in "Sonic Rainboom", and sabotaging her attempts to charm the MonsterOfTheWeek in "Dragonshy".
*** Even Secondary characters are not free from seriously character flaws. Princess Celestia is not above manipulating the mane six, among others, for her own amusement (hence her [[FanNickname "Trollestia" moniker]]. Princess Luna is at least as insecure and desperate for affection as any of the mane six. Spike's issues can be mostly dismissed as simple immaturity; but suffers his own breakdown when he believes he may no longer be number one in Twilight Sparkle's affections in "Owl's Well That Ends Well".

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