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[[caption-width-right:276:The League of Analysis Bronies]]
MLP Analysis is the name given to a collection of internet reviewers and critics who collectively study the episodes, themes, characters and settings of the popular animated series ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', as well as elements of the fandom. In addition, they also review MLP episodes as well as fan projects. Most of them speak through pony OC's of themselves.

While they are a rather large and diverse group, they do have several well-known members such as [[Creator/SilverQuill Silver Quill]], [[http://www.youtube.com/user/bronycurious Tommy Oliver]] (aka [=BronyCurious=]), [[http://www.youtube.com/user/Williamsfan AntonyC]], [[http://www.youtube.com/user/DigibronyMLP Digibrony]], [[Creator/ILoveKimPossibleAlot ILoveKimPossibleAlot (KP)]], [[http://www.youtube.com/user/henmo24 Voice of Reason]], [[https://www.youtube.com/user/AhsokaAnya InkRose]], [[https://www.youtube.com/user/AnYPonysMovies AnY Pony]], [[http://www.youtube.com/user/PaleoSteno Paleo]], [[https://www.youtube.com/user/PoetessMLP/featured PersianPoetess]], [[https://www.youtube.com/user/Robin0928MasterGamer Robin0928]], and [[Creator/JoshScorcher Josh Scorcher/]] [[Main/IHaveManyNames Commander Firebrand/ The Fiery Joker]] ([[WebVideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter MrEnter]] is at times considered part of the group as well, although he doesn't think of himself as such), as well as an [[http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CC4QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.reddit.com%2Fr%2FMLPAnalysis%2F&ei=-q-9UbrdF_GziQei7YGYDg&usg=AFQjCNEUEbV4RDHVZBhiyxVUm1dX9nBdLg&sig2=fYPEAEi95EtYu1I44DuX8Q&bvm=bv.47883778,d.aGc official home on Reddit]].

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!! This show provides examples of:
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: From [=AntonyC=], see {{Angrish}} below.
** Voice of Reason when reviewing Rainbow Falls for his "Top Five Best and Worst Episodes of Season Four" review:
--> ''"Rainbow Falls" can just '''[[Main/LiteralAssKissing pucker up on the palest part of my posterior]]'''!''
* {{Angrish}}: It's implied that [=AntonyC=] devolved into this during the "Technical Difficulties" scene during ''"Reviewing is Magic 4"'', when Luna, after having been absent for the entire conflict, casually asks "Did I miss anything?"
--> ''"[[BigWhat WHAT!?]] Di- did you'' '''''[[YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe miss anything!?]]''''' ''How about EVERYTHING!!! Where have you been you'' '''''RECALCITRANT BANA-'''''
--> '''[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: technical difficulties ]]
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--> ''-Oh you [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Pompous! Pimpling!]] [[PunctuatedForEmphasis PLOTHOLE!!!]]''
** Saberspark does this during ''Brony 101: Alicorns''.
* AprilFoolsDay: On April 1, 2014, several brony analysts posted videos regarding their thoughts on some Season Five spoilers that had supposedly been leaked. Lending the whole thing an air of authenticity was the fact that all of them were sharing the exact same news: Princess Luna voluntarily transforms back into Nightmare Moon in order to help fight off another threat, creator Lauren Faust returns to write an episode, Pinkie Pie gets a coltfriend, and fan OC [[WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft Kimi Sparkle]] appears in an actual episode. However, it turned out to be part of a collective April Fools' prank spearheaded by [=AnY=] Pony.
** The following day, the joke became downright meta when Kimi Sparkle herself - who is not a real analyst, but a parody of such - posted her own video expressing outrage over being taken in by the fake spoilers.
* ArtEvolution: [=BronyCurious=]' videos, preferably the art style of his OC. [[note]]As of August 14, 2014, it has changed again.[[/note]]
* AtomicFBomb: Combined with CurseCutShort, Saberspark lets one out in "My Two Bits: Lesson Zero".
* AuthorAppeal:
** Tommy Oliver is a ''HUGE'' Rarity fan. Beyond that though, he has a strong appreciation for character depth and complexity.
** Similarly, Digi has a massive fondness for Applejack.
** Robin is a huge Cutie Mark Crusaders fan.
** Any allusions to religion or classical literature is greatly appreciated by [=AntonyC=].
** KP loves "reformed" Discord to borderline fangirl levels, not to mention his voice actor, [[JohndeLancie John de Lancie]] ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uryn-IS1lpg she even has a video dedicated to him]]!). Any episode review with Discord in it easily clocks in at least twice the length of her other episode reviews!
** Voice Of Reason states in his ''[[WebVideo/MyLittlePonyCamaraderieIsSupernatural Camaraderie is Supernatural]]'' review that parody is one of his favorite genres of comedy. This helps explain his reaction to ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'' (detailed below).
** References to Greek mythology make JoshScorcher ''very'' happy.
* BadassBeard: Saberspark's definitely counts!
** Digibrony once grew one, then he [[SubvertedTrope shaved it off]]
* BadassBoast: Saberspark gives one for the entire Brony community:
--> ''"We have been baptized by'' '''''fire! In the pits of 4Chan!!''''' ''If we can make it there, we can make it anywhere.''
** There's also something strangely BadAss about [=AntonyC=]'s last words when he's apparently DrivenToSuicide.
--> '''[=BronyCurious=]''': ''The HELL!? Don't do THAT, there's no coming back from THAT!!!''
--> '''[=AntonyC=]:''' ''Well, then I guess we'll dance together, forever.'' '''''In pony HEEELLLLLL!!!!!'''''
* BerserkButton:
** Do ''NOT'' mention "A Canterlot Wedding" in [=AntonyC=]'s presence.
*** More specifically, do not bring up Luna's suspicious absence.
*** He was also quite ticked off by ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls Equestria Girls]]'' turning the Mane Six into high school students.
** Don't ever mention ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'' in the presence of Voice of Reason if you value your life (this also extended to Mr. Enter albeit to a lesser extent).
*** The mere ''hint'' of a reference to the episode "Bridle Gossip" will send him into a rage.[[note]] (this does not extend to Zecora herself)[[/note]]
* BigDamnHeroes: Tommy Oliver pulls this in ''"Thoroughly Fanboying: The Return of Harmony"'' to restore a recently [[BrainwashedAndCrazy discorded]] Digibrony, by reminding him of his love for the franchise.
* BookEnd: See StoryArc below.
* CausticCritic: [[ZigzaggedTrope Zigzagged]]. While they are [[NiceGuy nice people]] for the most part, they all can be extremely hate-filled towards any episodes and fan-works they don't like. Though [=AntonyC=], Voice of Reason, and Tommy Oliver definitely take the cake.
* CloudCuckoolander: [=AntonyC=], as well as KP and Saberspark to a lesser extent.
** Digi sometimes comes off like this since his style shift.
* CoolHat: [=BronyCurious=]'s signature feathered cap and [=ToonKriticY2K=]'s red top hat.
* CurseCutShort: Paleo during his review of "Wonderbolt Academy" when he realizes that the writer for that episode also wrote "The Mysterious Mare-do-well"
--> ''" Son of a bi-!!'' '''''*Cue opening theme*'''''
** Saberspark also does this at one point, see AtomicFBomb above.
* DarkerAndEdgier: [=DigiBrony=]'s redesign, complete with him smoking a cigarette
* DrivenToSuicide: PlayedForLaughs in "Reviewing is Magic 4" when Tommy's statement that he finds "A Canterlot Wedding" to be ingenious seemingly drives [=AntonyC=] to shoot himself in the temple. [[spoiler:Turns out he was just transforming into pony mode.]]
* FourPhilosophyEnsemble:
** Tommy Oliver and [=AntonyC=] are Cynics.
** Dr. Wolf and [=PersianPoetess=] are Optimists.
** Silver-Quill and Voice of Reason are Realists.
** [=ILoveKimPossible=] and [=AnY=] are Apathetics.
* FacePalm: [=AntonyC=] does this in "Reviewing is Magic 3" after a fan points out that he misspelled ''mortgage''.
* TheGadfly: Tommy occasionally demonstrates this trope, most noticeably in "Reviewing is Magic 4", and his referral to Fluttershy as "Cheesy Gordita".
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Saberspark in his ''Brony 101: Alicorns'' video.
* TheHeart: Arguably Saberspark, whose videos have a tendency to inspire pride in the Bronydom, as well as keeping them from desolving into FanDumb.
* HypocriticalHumor: Done by [=AntonyC=] in "Reviewing is Magic 4", when he tells Tommy to leave the fourth wall alone, ''then immediately looks at the script''.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: [=AntonyC=] as well as Voice of Reason and Tommy Oliver.
** Digibrony can appear as this after his redesign
* LargeHam: [=AntonyC=], easily one of the most melodramatic reviewers.
** Taken UpToEleven by Saberspark in his "My Two Bits" series. He ''does'' know that there are other drinks besides red cordial, right?
** Though not as much as the above, Tommy Oliver does fall into this at times, especially when asked in his first "[=BronyCurious=] Replies" video how he feels when he converts someone's "Best Pony" to Rarity
--> ''[[/folder]]

[[folder: about to get loud: ]]
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--> '''[=BronyCurious=]''': ''[[BigYes YEEEESSSSSSS!!!!]]'' '''''THEY SEE THE LIGHT!!!!'''''
* TheLeader: Digibrony. He's the one who gave the reviewers their official home on Reddit, and has admitted to taking on this role in his social circles.
** He's since publicly disavowed this status with an [[DarkerAndEdgier edgy new style]]. [[BrokenBase Fan reaction was mixed.]]
** [=AnY=] or Silver Quill have more or less become the group's unofficial leader in Digi's absence.
* MesACrowd: Played for laughs in various reviews of "Power Ponies", as Mane-iac's henchmen bear more than a passing resemblance to [=AntonyC=]'s avatar.
* NiceGuy: Pretty much all of them. [[CausticCritic Mostly]]
* NotSoAboveItAll: Despite hating "A Canterlot Wedding", [=AntonyC=] frequently admits (rather reluctantly), that there ''are'' elements of the two-parter he enjoys. Lampshaded by Tommy Oliver.
--> '''Tommy:''' ''Don't look now, somepony's being entertained!''
--> '''[=AntonyC=]:''' ''Well... OKAY, that Was kind of cool.''
** Not to mention he does the Sunshine Sunshine dance with BC.
* OfficialCouple / RomanceOnTheSet: [=ToonKriticY2K=] and Eliyora (revealed to be officially canon [[http://youtu.be/gMuwoFZ474Q?t=12m40s at 2014's BronyCon Review Panel]]).
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: From [=AntonyC=], see {{Angrish}} above.
* PsychoStrings: These play whenever "A Canterlot Wedding" is mentioned in "Reviewing is Magic 3"
* RageBreakingPoint: After constantly [[TranquilFury trying to hide his anger over the Season 2 finale]], [=AntonyC=] finally lets it out during his co-review with Tommy Oliver.
--> '''[=AntonyC=]:''' ''And just in case-''
--> ''[[/folder]]

[[folder: getting loud in: 3 ]]
''
--> '''[=AntonyC=]:''' ''-and on the off-chance it hasn't been-''
--> ''[[/folder]]

[[folder: getting loud in: 2 ]]
''
--> '''[=AntonyC=]:''' ''-made abundantly clear how I feel about it,''
--> ''[[/folder]]

[[folder: getting loud in: 1 ]]
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--> '''[=AntonyC=]''': '''''[[SuddenlyShouting I don't like this episode!! It is a BAD episode, and you should FEEL BAD for watching it!!! Oh, but I certainly did! Ricky Gervais levels of unpleasantness, potent enough to EJECT ME BODILY FROM THE BRONYDOM for a day and a half!!!!!]]'''''
** Tommy experiences this in his critique of ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls Equestria Girls]]''. After spending the whole review as a [[Creator/RedLetterMedia Harry Plinkett]] expy, he explodes when Sunset Shimmer declares she didn't know how to make friends. He briefly drops the persona in his rant, and there's even a blink-and-you-miss-it cameo of his original fedora-wearing [=OC=].
* ReactiveContinuousScream: [=AntonyC=] and Tommy Oliver do this in "Reviewing is Magic 4".
* RedOniBlueOni: [=AntonyC=] and Tommy in the "Reviewing is Magic 4" video. With Antony being [[red: Hammy and emotional]], and Tommy being [[blue: calm and thoughtful]].
* RememberTheNewGuy: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMdoA2Q93rg In this [=BronyCurious=] vid he responds to]] [[StealthParody Kimi]] [[FriendshipIsWitchcraft Sparkle]] as if she'd always been a major member of the analyst community.
* RuinedFOREVER: InUniverse. Saberspark frequently parodies this facet of the FanDumb.
* SayMyName[=/=]SkywardScream: [=AntonyC=] does this in "Reviewing is Magic 3", when he finds out that his [=TMNT=] poster is missing.
--> ''[[TakeThat MIICCCHHHAAAEELLL BBBBBAAAAYYYYY!!!!!!!]]''
* SelfParody: Voice of Reason as Horror Score in his Castle Mane-ia review:
--> ''Come back here, you ponified jackolantern!''
* StoryArc: [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrieRKrH0zbEIjwL0Tez8r2b19WigM5U0 The Rift Saga]], started by Voice of Reason and [=AnY=] Pony with their "Magical Mystery Cure" review and [[BookEnd ended]] by them with their "Twilight's Kingdom" review.
* TagAlongKid / TokenMiniMoe: Robin, [=KatrinaHood=], and [=InkRose=] are only fourteen, fifteen, and sixteen respectively while most of the MLP Analysis community (and most of the brony community) is in their 20's.
* TokenGirl: KP, Ink Rose, Heartsong, Persian Poetess, [=KatrinaHood=], and any other females due to the nature of the brony community
* TotallyRadical: Dude!Antony.
* TranquilFury: [=AntonyC=]'s reaction to "A Canterlot Wedding" during "Reviewing is Magic 3".
--> "Season two finale? ''What is this of which you speak?'' *DeathGlare*
* TrueCompanions: The reviewers seem to be a very tight knit group.
** We have Voice of Reason and the Rift to thank for that. See StoryArc above.
** Less so now that Digi has gone off on his own.
* VitriolicBestBuds: [=AntonyC=] and Tommy Oliver. They bicker LikeAnOldMarriedCouple in their co-review, but they obviously have a ton of respect for one another.
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