* AssPull: If you didn't follow the foreshadowing, [[spoiler: having Discorded Whooves saving both Scootaloo and Lightning Blitz]] would be this.[[spoiler: It '''''is''''' Discorded Whooves after all...]]
* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: The constant chain of mistreatment and dangers gets tiresome after a while.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Even people who hate this series love Lightning Blitz.
* HarsherInHindsight: Diamond Tiara making fun of Scootaloo's pregnancy becomes a lot more cringeworthy now that season 4 had Tiara making fun of Scootaloo for not being able to fly.
* JerkassWoobie: Rain Catcher was a jerk for getting Scootaloo pregnant and leaving her, but after learning of his [[FreudianExcuse issues]], like his [[DisappearedDad problems with]] [[http://ask-rain-catcher.tumblr.com/post/53119862734/apparently-its-fathers-day-for-some-of-you father figures]], and [[http://ask-rain-catcher.tumblr.com/post/45712936527 his]] [[http://ask-rain-catcher.tumblr.com/post/52354785711/i-didnt-even-remember-the-bet-all-i-could-think being unsure if he did]] [[http://ask-rain-catcher.tumblr.com/post/53965583987/um-insert-a-mental-flash-of-every-rainloo care for Scootaloo]] [[http://ask-rain-catcher.tumblr.com/post/53974488866 or not himself]] it's tough not to feel a ''little'' bad for him.
** He later gets some CharacterDevelopment and finally owns up to his mistakes, apologizing to Scootaloo.
** Also, some fans attribute this to [[JerkAss Jet Set and Upper Crust]] (partly due to a DracoInLeatherPants effect perhaps) because of the [[http://motherlyscootaloo.tumblr.com/post/35808403333 reveal]] that [[LawOfInverseFertility they can't have a child easily]], and Upper Crust's genuine sorrow [[http://motherlyscootaloo.tumblr.com/post/37439684503/note-he-teleported-them-back-to-canterlot-not here]] (the fact that WordOfGod says they ''[[http://samrosemodblog.tumblr.com/post/53619960385/i-got-their-explanation-for-why-they-chose-sandys-ad do]]'' [[http://samrosemodblog.tumblr.com/post/53638994448/i-think-anon-needs-to-realize-that-its-not-like-uc-and care]] for Lightning somewhat probably helps).
* MoralEventHorizon:
** [[spoiler:Pokey Pierce crossed it by framing Scootaloo for his own murder of Clearwater.]] This was undone via CosmicRetcon.
** In Sandy's backstory, the [[http://motherlyscootaloo.tumblr.com/post/66390041055/sandys-backstory-part-3-part-1-part-2-part-3 two colts who dropped Sandy off a roof]] because she was so good that the other students had to work harder ''really'' crossed it!
* TheyCopiedItSoItSucks: Ever since the crossover with ''Blog/DiscordedWhooves'', some fans have noted how the tumblr has shifted to having DarknessInducedAudienceApathy, similar to that with Discorded Whooves, as something negative constantly has to happen to Scootaloo, big or small. Same could be said with Sandy. It doesn't help that Miss Twilight Sparkle is now a recurring character ever since said cross over..
** Even more than some have called Sam Rose on this and he verbally '''denies''' it despite it showing. He will literally call out anybody who accuse him and copying the Discorded Whooves formula despite evidence showing the tumblr is falling the Discorded Whooves formula.
* ToughActToFollow: While it gets it's fair share of love, it isn't considered in pair with Fanfic/SilentPonyvilleChronicles.
* TheWoobie: Scootaloo and Sandy.