* {{Anvilicious}}: A good part of the time, anyway. While a few of the aesops were handled with surprising subtlety, most of them fell into this.
* BrokenBase: Many fans who loved the previous fantasy good-versus-evil themed episodes of ''My Little Pony and Friends'' cried out TheyChangedItNowItSucks; there's also the AnthropomorphicShift. Other fans however were indifferent and there are a few who liked it, aside from drawing fans of SliceOfLife programming to the franchise.
* CultClassic: The previous generations were this to start with, but Tales even more so by having the smallest, though rabidly devoted fanbase.
* EarWorm: In the grand tradition of MyLittlePony, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHxZEKR0v9M opening theme]] and some of the better songs will definitely stay with you.
** "Boys, Boys, Boys!" from "The Tea Party" stands out as a contender.
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: "Shop Talk" is MADE of this...and of the worst kind. Hey kids! What did we learn today? Blackmail is the answer to all your problems! *blech*
* FanNickname: "Acehole" for Ace
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The only plausible reason why two of the ponies from this series got a kiddie ride made after them and the show has seen home video releases in the UK and Australia. And in Australia's case, it was a complete release of all 26 episodes spread across 4 volumes. The series received no video releases in its home market, the U.S.
* HollywoodPudgy: Bon-Bon [[DependingOnTheArtist tends to be]] drawn this way, and many of her spotlight episodes have her worrying about her body image.
* NightmareFuel: The way Patch's symbol looks has led some fans to think that she possibly sewed it onto her own body.
** Also in one episode Teddy tried some lemonade made by Lancer and Ace and it ended up [[LethalChef shutting his mouth closed]]. Lancer and Ace literally had to pry his jaw open. [[http://derpibooru.org/28794 It's even worse than it sounds when you actually see it.]]
* TearJerker: The song ''Off You Go'' from the episode ''Gribbet''. You try not crying, especially just after losing a pet, or giving away something of sentimental value to someone else.
* TheScrappy: Ace is the most hated character for not only treating girls like crap and using them for his own purposes (only made worse by the fact that the show is aimed for girls) but for also being a Jerkass in general.
* UnfortunateImplications: The episode "Stand by Me". While Teddy is usually a JerkWithAHeartOfGold (especially around Sweetheart), during Sweetheart's song about Teddy's true self, we see him physically and emotionally assaulting her and then making up for it ''a little bit''. It makes Sweetheart look more like a beaten housewife than Teddy's savior.
** Their relationship ''in general,'' thanks to AesopAmnesia. Teddy is intended as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, but in every episode where Teddy is featured heavily, we start out with him being a jerk and have him learning to not be a jerk in the in the closing scenes after ''much'' pushing, or ''resorting to blackmail.'' (No, not the same incident mentioned before. ''Sweetheart'' had to resort to fighting fire with fire when Teddy was holding Bon Bon's diary hostage to make her his personal slave.) If you have to work ''that'' hard to get a guy to stop actively making your life or your friends' lives hell for two minutes, and this is a ''regular occurrence,'' you are not the one person capable of seeing the true self of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold; you're the LoveMartyr to a JerkWithAHeartOfJerk. In RealLife, Sweetheart and Teddy are a textbook example of what a bad relationship looks like about a week or two before [[DomesticAbuse Sweetheart starts "accidentally falling down the stairs" a lot]]... including or ''especially'' Sweetheart's "He's not a jerk, really he's not, [[ICanChangeMyBeloved he can learn to be different, really]]!" bit.
** "Shop Talk." Should we ''really'' be teaching our kids that blackmail is the best answer to their problems?
* VindicatedByHistory: More people like it more than when it was first released, as many now see the SliceOfLife format as being groundbreaking.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Despite the cast consisting of ponies rather than humans, it showcases many trends and fads popular with kids at the time. The 90s to the previous series 80s.