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* AdaptationDisplacement: Greg says in [[http://www.dawnsomewhere.com/2013/04/20/site-neglect/ this blog entry]] that this is happening to ''Rainbow Factory'', that an increasing number of people think that Greg created the story, and Aurora Dawn was stealing the idea from him. He attempts to rectify this by linking to the original fanfic, and vowing to credit Aurora the character as Aurora Dawn's creation every time she's used, such as in the short "Investment Losses".
* AwesomeButImpractical: Rainbow's cloud house might be cool, but it comes with the problem that a gust of wind could leave her homeless.
* BetterThanCanon: Many find Dashie's versions of infamous Fanfics are often considered, much better than the originals, especially ''Cupcakes'' and ''Rainbow Factory''.
* CanonDefilement: There is no Sweetie Belle!
* CrackPairing: Greg brings this up after the end credits of episode 14, regarding some of his viewers, shipping Hastur with Fluttershy. Though he isn't against.
* CrazyAwesome: Pinkie Pie.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: The "Rainbow Dash presents" stories.
** The treatment of Fluttershy in this series. See ExtremeDoormat at the main article for details.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: [[http://youtu.be/PpYAHP7YK8A Pinkie is hooked on a feeling.]]
** Smarty Pants' VillainSong, the colorfully titled "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7oKtZKIS-E&feature=player_embedded Bones and Skin]]".
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5Tnqisce7E Rainbow Fun Factory]]".
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mBa0civN5Y Tubby Wubby Pony Waifu]]".
** Hell, pretty much any song from this series, as well as a lot of the BGM from ''Mentally Advanced''. This despite Greg's admitted inability to sing. Somehow he still makes it work.
* {{Determinator}}: Arguably Greg himself. Since starting his series in 2011, he has had to teach himself how to edit (he admits in the first episode he had no idea what he was doing), endured multiple bogus copyright claims on his work necessitating him having to form an LLC and seriously study IP law, nearly lost ''all'' his content due to Blip being jerks, faced animosity from other creators and their FanDumb as well as apathy from the major fansites, had to {{retool}} his series twice to keep the [=ContentID=] trolls off his back, ultimately having to take the original episodes down for good, and lost contact with pretty much every other person who provided voices. Oh, and he had to admit that he was unable to complete the anticipated GrandFinale to ''Rainbow Dash Presents''. After Petirep went pro and left Dawn Somewhere, Greg (again with zero previous experience) had to teach himself how to draw and use Flash, but with the trade-off that the series would have to start over from the beginning. Anyone could be forgiven for responding to all that with ScrewThisImOuttaHere, but Greg is still making new episodes as of mid-2015.
* EarWorm: "Rainbow Fun Factory".
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBgKP5erzWQ "Sinking Ships]]"
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Thrackerzod and Aurora.
* FandomRivalry: Has a pretty big one with ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft''. Especially when the creators attempted to do a crossover and failed.
* GeniusBonus: There's a quite a few of them.
** In "Griffon the Brush-Off", Pinkie tries to spray Fluttershy with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aqua_regia aqua regia.]] Aqua regia is a highly corrosive liquid able to dissolve gold and platinum.
** During "Winter Wrap-Up", Twilight and Rarity's conversation is derailed by discussion of several words with "hippo" (or "hypo") in them; some of those words are rather obscure.
** Twilight's description of the perils of intestinal surgery is scarily accurate.
** Twilight says that Apple Bloom was "born from consanguineous mating".[[note]] ''Consanguineous'' comes from the Latin word for blood, and means "descended from the same ancestor". In simpler terms, she's calling Apple Bloom inbred.[[/note]]
* GrowingTheBeard: ''Captain Hook The Biker Gorilla'' is arguably one for ''Rainbow Dash Presents'', though others may argue ''Cupcakes'' (the preceding episode) was where the beard started to grow.
** For ''Mentally Advanced'' itself, Episode 3 (the Gilda episode) is where the series started to become funny, and Episode 7 ("Bridle Gossip") is the point where things really began to hum.
*** For the "Negative" episodes, the art quality took a ''huge'' leap between episode 4 and episode 5.
* HilariousInHindsight: "Rainbow Dash Presents" becomes even funnier with "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E16ReadItAndWeep Read It And Weep]]" announced.
** ''Rainbow Dash Presents: Captain Hook the Biker Gorilla'' begins with a TakeThat at Website/EquestriaDaily and their bias towards ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'', including the ''Film/SpaceJam'' remix of "Pinkie's Brew" making front page [[SoOkayItsAverage for no real reason]]. Eventually, a ''Film/SpaceJam'' remix of "Rainbow Fun Factory" made it to Equestria Daily's front page, perhaps as a result of said complaints.
*** Pretty much everything Pony-related Greg and his team make ends up on EQD's front-page nowadays, including ''Captain Hook the Biker Gorilla'', which was begrudgingly given its own post with a descriptor saying simply "You win." apparently a number of Equestria Daily's users had also been complaining about the site's pro-''Witchcraft'' bias.
** ''Rainbow Dash Presents: Cupcakes'' has Pinkie cut off Rainbow Dash's wings with the intent on using them to make a hat. And now WeLoveFine has a [[http://www.welovefine.com/4668-rainbow-dash-winged-baseball-hat.html Rainbow Dash Winged Baseball Hat]] for sale.
*** The same video would not be the last time Blue Swede's "Hooked on a Feeling" [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy would be used in a hilariously dissonant sequence]].
** Rarity is racist against non-Unicorns. Many fans believe her father, Hondo Flanks (FanNickname "Magnum") is an [[BoomerangBigot Earth Pony]]. Though WordOfGod has implied he is probably also a Unicorn, later confirmed in the episode "Inspiration Manifestation".
* JerkassWoobie: Twilight, after we find out exactly what Celestia did to her.
* LesYay: Pinkie Pie falls in love with Gilda's {{Jerkass}} tendencies, and she throws a party to try to tear her and Rainbow Dash apart.
** In ''Rainbow Dash Presents: Haunting Nightmare'', Pinkie is constantly coming on to Twilight, and even tries to [[SlippingAMickey drug her drink]].
-->'''Pinkie''': So, does it hurt when you run through [[ThirdPersonPerson Pinkie's]] dreams? [[VerbalTic Yes]].
** Finally confirmed in Episode 12:
--->'''Rarity''': ''(regarding her breakup)'' "It's the way colts are, but we deal with what we're given."\\
'''Pinkie''': "[[ThirdPersonPerson Pinkie is lesbian.]]"
* MemeticMolester: [[RonTheDeathEater Princess Celestia]], who's also a tyrant. It's not for nothing that Twilight is terrified of her.
** Dazzler is likely an invocation of this trope. "GET IN MY VAN!!!"
* MemeticMutation: [[LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple "THE HEAD IS BACKWARDS!"]]
* MoralEventHorizon: [[http://petirep.deviantart.com/art/Mrs-Buzzy-Isn-t-Real-243985969 Mrs. Buzzy]]
* MorePopularSpinoff: ''Rainbow Dash Presents''.
** Not that ''Mentally Advanced'' isn't also popular. The difference could be due to MAS constantly getting pulled due to copyright trouble whereas RDP, which uses no show assets, stays online regardless.
* NightmareFuel: Now has its own page.
* RonTheDeathEater: Princess Celestia gets this in ''spades''.
* TearJerker: Now has its own page.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Some people claimed this over the new theme song. Perhaps telling that Greg only used it twice before dropping the idea of a theme song completely.
** The switch from traditional abridging to episode screenshots, done partly to speed up editing and partly to avoid copyright claims (the latter ultimately failed).
** Later, and more pointedly, the switch from episode screenshots to hand drawn images and/or restarting the series from the beginning. To be fair, the first of those was done out of desperation brought on by [=ContentID=] necessitating taking down the videos; the alternative would have been ending the show entirely.
* WhatAnIdiot: Fluttershy takes Celestia's sick pet phoenix without permission so that she can cure its illness with love and affection. An utterly horrified Twilight points out how this will not only incur the wrath of the tyrannical god-princess, but that said god-princess can (and does) provide better round-the-clock care for the bird than the pegasus could ever hope to achieve. [[spoiler:Naturally, Fluttershy's efforts are disastrous, and Celestia punishes her for the crime.]]
* TheWoobie: Even when played for laughs, Fluttershy still manages to be this.
** Aurora in ''Rainbow Dash Presents: Captain Hook the Biker Gorilla''.
** JerkassWoobie: Twilight, due to her constant abuse by [[EvilOverlord Princess]] [[RonTheDeathEater Celestia]].

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