And The Fandom Rejoiced / My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

Bronies might very well be the most excitable and easily pleased fandom ever, and why not? When you have a great show like Friendship is Magic, there's plenty to go yay!~ about.

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    Season 2 
  • Season 2 will be more appealing to specifically bronies? Sign me up.
    • ALRIGHT, John de Lancie is going to be playing a VILLAIN. And he is playing a god-like trickster who takes joy in personally messing with people? Approval.
    • And on the Japanese dub, we get Shigeru Chiba 's wonderfully Hammy voice for him.
  • Princess Luna, a character who got one minute of screen time and one line of dialogue in the second episode, not only returning after a year-long absence, but also getting her own focus episode. This was especially important since her absence had created her own fanbase.
  • What's that? Rainbow Dash refers to the grey pegasus as "Derpy"? She has a voice?!?!? And the fanbase goes INSANE. See for yourself.
  • The cherry on top of the whole season is DJ PON-3/Vinyl Scratch appearing again in the finale and revealing her true eye color.

    Season 3 
  • Recently, John de Lancie has confirmed that he's done more voice work for MLP. Let the "Au Contraire, Mon Capitan! Heee's back!" memes commence!
  • Checklist for Season 3: Possibly more Trixienote , MORE LUNA, more crazy ponies, Octavia possibly being voiced and singing with Raritynote . And when a song from season 3 was released showing how far Top Draw had come since season 1 and having Spike dancing and SINGING, many bronies cried out: OUR BODIES ARE READY.
    • Unfortunately, Octavia didn't sing... but everything else occurred in some way, shape or form!
    • A second song was previewed confirming the rumors about the Crystal Empire toys being related to Season 3, as well as Princess Cadence returning. Not to mention that this is the first time a past-gen gimmick (special pony subsets like the Flutter Ponies) is not only in the merchandise but in the show. So we've got season 1 being all about the characters, season 2 dedicated to the in-show universe, and now season 3 gets the mythology references.
  • Okay, so those new posters were pretty cool, but there probably won't be much season 3 spoiler-ific stuff for a while-wait, possible season 3 pictures?. A post-apocalyptic looking Carousel Boutique and Sweet Apple Acres? The Great and Powerful Trixie to return!? It's only a month or two Bronies, we can wait that long.
  • The drought between Season 2 & 3 was rather long (much longer than the one between 1 & 2), so bronies rejoiced when the release date was finally announced for November 10th, 2012.
  • After two full seasons, Scootaloo finally gets A Day in the Limelight!
  • Spike finally gets to save the day in the Season 3 premiere.
  • The Crystal Ponies feature different eye shapes vaguely reminiscent of Jewel-Eye ponies (minus the creepy backstory of Applejack killing an evil pony-enslaving wizard), which pleases older fans.
  • What's this? Scootaloo's flying? Sweetie Belle is using magic? FINALLY!
  • The term, "Alicorn" is now canon. Cue internet exploding.
    • That's not even scratching the surface. If we took the time to list all the Fanon that was present in this episode, this show would need two pages. But here are the main points.
    • The resemblance of the "Saddle Arabian" horses to G2 ponies didn't go unnoticed.
  • Discord and Pinkie starring in a commercial together.
  • "Sleepless In Ponyville" has Luna making an appearance other than a cameo. Not only that, but it also confirms that Luna is a Dream Walker and is capable of giving advice and support like her older sister.
    • Rainbow Dash officially becoming a Cool Big Sis to Scootaloo in the same episode certainly made a lot of fans happy.
  • "Wonderbolt Academy": Yes! Dash finally living her dream training for the Wonderbolts! Darn, she is resigning on a matter of principle; it's nice to see Dash display a real moral backbone against Lighting Dust's reckless jackassery, but it looks like Status Quo Is God after all in this series. Whoa!, Spitfire coming and talking out of her resignation and promoting her? Whoo-Hoo, Nothing Is the Same Anymore!.
  • What's this? Applejack is getting her own song? O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!
    • Not to mention, unlike last time, there's nothing in this episode to overshadow her. Just her and her extended family. And one kick-ass song that's perfect for any hoedown.
      • Don't forget, Braeburn is back for his first appearance since Season 1! PRAISE CELESTIA!
  • The Brony fanbase were all in for a very unexpected Christmas present when they found out that not only is Discord coming back, but the main cast is trying to reform him as well!
    • Not just being reformed, but being reformed by Fluttershy.
    • And they succeed!
  • The Alicorn Twilight rumors are true? NOOOOOOOOOO!!! But wait, what's this? She won't change as a character? And Lauren Faust herself is hopeful that the current showrunners can pull this off? This just might work.
    • The episode will be a musical with seven songs?! Potential is building, just one more day!
    • After 3 seasons of dormancy, Princess Celestia finally gets to sing! And boy, was it worth the wait.
  • Multiple appearances of Derpy, who had been sadly absent almost this entire season.
  • "Magical Mystery Cure" got a LEO AWARD.

    Season 4 
  • The fourth season being confirmed to be 26 episodes long brought about a particularly strong burst of fandom-rejoicing as the third season was only 13 episodes long (compared to Seasons 1 and 2, which were 26 episodes each). The fans feared that this "short season" was the beginning of the end of the series, with good reason.
    • And fan-favorite writer Amy Keating Rogers returns! (she'd been MIA during Season 3)
  • Rarity being confirmed to get at least one or two episodes after not getting one devoted to her in Season 3.
  • Information for Season 4 has been released. Let's have a look: "Spike has a lot of fun in season 4." Hey, Spike's gonna get more love. Cool. "They think they broke Tabitha with the Rarity lines this season. Andrea says Pinkie Pie's season 4 writing is hilarious, and piles of crazy stuff happens to Fluttershy." Oh, I have a feeling that the humor's gonna be great this season!
    • We also get a flashback actually showing Luna becoming Nightmare Moon.
    • Also, Amy Keating Rogers is writing a Pinkie Pie Musical Episode!
  • This years SDCC animatic preview gave us confirmation of the Scootaloo episode we've all wanted to see, where she has to deal with not being able to fly.
    • And another scene showed us with Spike in an alternate world—where the Mane 6 are the Power Ponies!
    • "There can only be one Princess in Equestria, and that Princess will be ME!!!" Even in the middle of a Face–Heel Turn, Luna still inspires massive applause from the audience.
  • It's a testament of how the series' penchant for great music is still going strong with it only taking about 20 seconds for the audience to start clapping in time to the song, "Apples to the Core."
  • Season Four will have a Discord song- wait, are you serious? Is this actually happening? That's the coolest thing ever! We've waited for this to happen! YESSSSS!
  • And an Author's Saving Throw with Twilight, getting her first flight lesson in both her Hot Minute and the season 4 premiere.
  • So, it looks like the Elements of Harmony are officially kaput. Ah well, looks like they're gonna have to get creative with how they defeat villains from n- wait a that a jewelry box from the Tree of Harmony? With six locks? And six keys? AND THE PRINCESSES HAVE NO IDEA WHERE THEY ARE?!?!?!?!? There can only be one logical conclusion: SEASON LONG STORY ARC!!!!!! YYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!
  • Rarity fans are quite pleased that the white unicorn will be getting her first centric episode since Sweet and Elite, which, for reference, first aired over two years earlier.note 
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic is finally making a guest star appearance in the episode Pinkie's Pride! note 
  • After the gigantic kerfuffle in Season 2 over whether or not her portrayal was offensive, fan favorite pony Derpy Hooves all but vanished from Season 3, and wasn't present anywhere in the opening of season 4 (aside from being in the window of the Friendship Express, a holdover from the previous opening). Then came "Rainbow Falls". Rainbow Dash fakes an injury so she doesn't have to make a Friend or Idol Decision, and when the rest of her teams visits her in the hospital, they inform her that they found a replacement. Then the camera pans right, and the fandom utterly lost their collective mind. Before long, Derpy's return had its own tag on the fandom's largest image archive. For the icing on the cake, the fandom got a tweet from Hasbro's Vice President of Scripted Entertainment, assuring the fans that the character wasn't going anywhere.
  • So season 4 so far is great. But it's too bad we never got to read the princesses' journal or learn much more about the Daring Do books.. Wait wait, what's this! Three defictionalized Daring DO novels! And the journal! Say it with me now, ohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh!
  • Episode 16: Hot damn, the Breezies are back!
  • Episode 24: Sweet, an official announcement for the Equestria Games!
  • Oh hey, Season 4 finale. Well, let's see what baddie our heroes are up agains-WHOA! Is that TIREK? As in the first major MLP villain EVER?!
    • Confirmed. Way to bring it full circle, Hasbro!
    • The three princesses sing together!

    Season 5 
  • We will be getting the shows 100th episode! Which will also be a episode focusing mostly on background characters!
    • Said episode will not feature the Mane 6 at all! Also, some background characters will remain true to their fan characterizations while others will get brand new characterizations!
  • Coco Pommel is coming back!!
  • Maud Pie will be returning in a episode that will focus on Pinkie's entire family. It will be a holiday-centric episode taking place on Hearth's Warming Eve.
  • Rainbow Dash will be singing her first solo songnote .
  • There will be an episode focusing on Twilight dealing with losing her library in the season 4 finale.
  • Fans of the book series will be happy to know that G.M. Barrow will be writing one of the episodes of season 5 and said episode will be a Pinkie Pie episode.
  • Broadway singer Lena Hall is guest-starring.
  • The airing of the first Season 5 trailer on February 11 got a lot of excitement, too. Many were very happy to see some of the stuff from the animatic finally animated (with yet another Animation Bump), and it looks like the season may have another overarching story arc, to boot!
  • Fans absolutely rejoiced when, after close to a full year's hiatus, a release date for Season 5 was at last announced for April 4th.
  • The Smooze is going to return!
  • Episode 5: Rainbow Dash FINALLY gets her own song. AND IT's GLORIOUS!
  • Episode 7: Princess Celestia finally lets her mane down and has some fun at the Gala! It's about time; it's great to hear her in such a good mood.
  • Episode 8: Gilda finally returns after five long years.
  • Episode 9 (AKA the long-awaited episode 100): A trailer and preview clip have been released. Doctor Whooves and Octavia speak, and they have Biritish accents! And DERPY HOOVES IS FINALLY ALLOWED TO SPEAK AGAIN!!! And she actually sounds pretty close to the voice used in Doctor Whooves and Assistant, which is considered THE fanon voice for Derpy!
  • Revelations from the 2015 Comic Con. Fluttershy has a brother, and Starlight Glimmer is indeed coming Back for the Finale!
  • Hasbro released a poster for Season 5 as part of their "Friendship Days" celebration. Since it reveals secrets pertaining the latter half of Season 5, there are a lot of characters blotted out in order to avoid spoilers. Including, for some reason, The Cutie Mark Crusaders. What could this mean? What else could the poster reveal? Oh, nuthin'... EXCEPT SWEETIE BELLE AND SCOOTALOO'S CUTIE MARKS, THAT'S WHAT! Whether Apple Bloom gets hers is yet to be revealed, but this means just one thing: The Crusade is almost over!
    • Between Shining Armor and Cadence, there's a decedent cake. Look closely and on top of it there appears to be a decoration shaped like a baby carriage.
  • As predicted, The CMC got their cutie marks. Not only that, but they got them at the same time for the same main talentnote , and that talent just so happens to be helping other ponies find their talents, meaning their crusade will never end! The marks even incorporate all their mane colors, meaning they're destined to be best friends forever! The worry that their cutie marks would mean the end of their friendship and the CMC has been shattered! Needless to say, the resulting fandom explosion is easily the biggest the show has seen yet!
  • Episode 19: Yeah, we kinda figured the secret that that Pinkie wasn't allowed to reveal was that Cadence and Shining Armor are expecting a child. Wait a second, DID I JUST SEE DERPY HOOVES AND HER FANON DAUGHTER, DINKY, IN THE SAME SCENE TOGETHER?
  • During the airing of The Mane Attraction, a preview for the Season Finale aired. And the fandom's collective jaws dropped. One stand out moment seems to be Princess Celestia actually doing something and getting ready to declare war against we don't know what. Needless to say, after seeing this, everyone's expectations are high.
  • And in the finale, we get to see what that was: King Sombra, in an alternate timeline where he wasn't stopped and brainwashed the Crystal Ponies to fight for him against Equestria. For anyone who was underwhelmed by his appearance in the Season 3 premiere, it's a huge step up to see him posing enough of a threat to lock Equestria's forces into a stalemate. Heck, the finale in general could qualify; wanted to see Nightmare Moon and Queen Chrysalis again? Look no further!

    Season 6 
  • A facebook image for the official MLP page showed a collage of the Mane 6 from various upcoming Season 6 episodes... with Rainbow Dash notably wearing a Wonderbolts uniform!
  • We will finally get to see at least one relative of Fluttershy's.
  • Patton Oswalt will be guest starring!

    Season 7 
  • Our first major bit of news on the season: William Shatner is guest starring in an episode!
  • We will finally get to see Applejack's parents in an episode!
    • We also learned the names of Rainbow Dash's parents!
    • And Twilight's parents finally have defined personalities!
  • Celestia and Luna are getting their OWN EPISODE!!! Keep in mind that this is something fans have wanted to see since SEASON 1.
  • After 2 seasons, Zecora is finally getting some screentime, playing a major role in two episodes!
  • The season finale, "Shadow Play" resulted in a whole TRUCKLOAD of this.
    • We finally get to meet Star Swirl the Bearded! After several mentions throughout the series, we finally get to see the legendary wizard who helped shape Equestria's history! And you know what's better? He, along with all the legends, actually get to STAY in Equestria, meaning we'll see a lot more of them in the coming season!
    • THE SIRENS MAKE AN APPEARANCE! Said appearance involves them being banished to the human world in a flashback. Not only have fans wanted to see the return of the Dazzlings since they disappeared at the end of Rainbow Rocks, but this also outright confirms, beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Equestria Girls franchise IS CANON!

    Season 8 
  • Chrysalis is coming back sometime this season!
    • She’s not the only one! After 4 seasons in Tartarus, Lord Tirek will be making his return as well!
    • As are two of the pillars: Starswirl and Rockhoof!
    • And nope, the premiere wasn't the last we see of the Hippogriffs; both Hippogriffs and Sea Ponies are central characters in a map episode!
  • The finale synopsis implies that the CMC will get to be heroes!
  • A commercial for a future episode shows something that fans have been waiting for years for: Spike finally grows wings!

    Equestria Girls 
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic...The Movie. A 66-minute-long Made-for-TV Movie, but a movie nonetheless. No joke.
    • It tested so well that it got promoted to actually run in cinemas! Granted, as of this writing it's limited, but even so, a theatrical release is nothing to sneeze at.
    • Said movie is called "Equestria Girls"... and it's going to involve Twilight going into a human world. NOOOOOOOO!!! ... But wait, what's this? A trailer has been released? No more cheap-looking anthro designs like had been advertised for the past few months? The voice actors doing the human-counterpart voices? There's still ponies in the beginning and it's just Twilight going into an alternate world? Daniel Ingram's doing the music? References in the trailer like Human!Scootaloo doing the chicken dance?! What do you know, bronies... this just might have some potential.
    • Movie's starting okay, Element of Magic, "My Little Ponnyyy".... wait, is that moombahcore?! Is this a remix of the theme tune?! A PMV-style intro that looks and sounds exactly like the kind of thing members of the fandom make?! HASBRO HASN'T FORGOTTEN US!
    • Looks like there's no Stinger. Better head out now. Huh? Hey, why are you guys screaming? Hey, who's that in the credits—WHAT THE—!? HUMAN DERPY!? And she's dancing with a muffin?!
  • For those who liked the first movie, our Equestria Girls are returning for a sequel this fall!
    • Said sequel also ran in cinemas!
    • And Trixie is going to be the Lead of the Rival Band
    • While reactions have been mixed for Sunset Shimmer in the previous movie, fans concerned about whether her redemption stuck are glad that the team will get another shot at her in Rainbow Rocks. On a lesser note, Flash Sentry will also get another chance in Rainbow Rocks.
    • Oh, leaked screenshots, eh? Probably nothing to get t...wait, human Lyra and Bon Bon/Sweetie Drops on the piano together? Human Derpy? Human Bulk Biceps?
    • Octavia speaks???
  • Friendship Games will have a offical Equestria Girls version of Cadence!
  • In 2017, we will get three new Equestria girls specials!
    • In the third special, Sunset will visit Equestria!
  • On November 17th, 2017, a YouTube web series consisting of 45 shorts will begin!
  • The novel "A Friendship to Remember" has everyones memories of post-redemtion Sunset being erased and the reunion of Sunset and Celestia fans have spent the whole franchise waiting for. Too bad this isn't an actually epi...IT'S GETTING A 44-MINUTE SPECIAL!!!] OH YEAH!

    The Movie 

    The IDW Comics 

  • Well, it sure is cool that the show is so popular, but it's a pity that the majority of the popularity is confined to the internet and doesn't show up often in mainstream... wait a second. Did the mane cast just appear in a Super Bowl Commercial!? Awesome!