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Blog: Ask a Pony
A disconnected collective of amateur artists and writers that are fans of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Taking fandom into their own hands they take their own original characters or different interpretations of characters from the show and answer questions asked by internet dwellers in the Tumblr format. Some are Safe for work, some are not, some are high quality, others are funny, and some leave much to be desired. Nevertheless, they are all about pony and what the fans can do with them.

Here is a comprehensive list of every single ask a pony blog. Enjoy, and remember, they're hit or miss.

Please note that tropes and examples that apply to the following blogs should be added to their respective pages instead of being added to the list below:
And here are some of the more popular blogs if you don't feel like wading through the massive list above, along with some of our personal favorites. We try to keep this list restricted to the blogs with the better art or the most followers.

     Blog List - Show Ponies 
  • Ask Octavia - Probably one of the longest-running of the blogs listed here (dating from the start of ask pony blogs); focuses on fan-favorite music pony Octavia. Loosely based on The Vinyl Scratch Tapes, featuring frequent appearances by DJ P0n-3, Tavi's bandmates, and Pinkie (who is her cousin here). Now up and running gloriously once again after a very long hiatus.
  • Ask Gaming Princess Luna – One of the newest tumblrs on this list, launched in January 2014 by John Joseco, the insanely prolific artist better known for his rather infamous (now shuttered) blog, Ask Princess Molestia. It continues the story of the console-obsessed Princess of the Night – which had already begun to take up a large chunk of the original blog – as she plays games, messes with royal guards, and tries to keep Derpy from screwing everything up. Molestia herself is conspicuously absent.
  • Ask The Cutie Mark Crusaders – A regularly-updated Ask blog by JanAnimations, the animator of the "Picture Perfect Pony" video. It follows the exploits of the CMC as they try (and fail) to get their cutie marks and generally act adorable. Took a detour for a few months to join the Vocational Death Cruise, but eventually got back to answering people's questions. Like his music video (which this blog predates by several months), Jan's art here is so polished it might as well be stills from the actual show. It is currently on hiatus until August 2014 due to Jan's workload.
  • Ask Human Luna: A humanized ponies blog, centered around Luna. It's one of the oldest Ask-a-Pony blogs out there. Features some lovely art by the very prolific Brony artist 7Nights, and has an overarching plot about the origins of Nightmare Moon, with Discord (of all people) trying to save Luna from turning evil again. Became SFW-ish (in the 7nights sense of the word) about midway through. It seems to be set in something of an "alternate continuity" regarding the events of the series (the differences are minimal however). Updates became sporadic beginning in late 2012 due to 7nights's university studies taking over, as well as a desire on his part to improve his art.
  • Ask Pinkamina Diane Pie - Based on the infamous fanfic Cupcakes, this blog pretty much started the whole Grimdark Pony blog subset, which eventually grew to encompass most of the show's cast. Although it was closed down a while ago, it has been resurrected under the same name as a partial archive. NSFW.
  • Ask Lil' Miss Rarity – Follows the exploits of a Pinkamina-obsessed Rarity as she quickly discovers her love of BDSM and tries to share her new hobby with her friends, all while trying to figure out what's trying to murder her. Probably the most twisted of the Ask-A-Pony blogs (and that's saying something!). In late 2012, artist Lil-Miss-Jay was banned from tumblr due to complaints. After trying (and failing) to get tumblr to reinstate him, he began reuploading the LMR comics onto his own website in January 2013. He also announced that he would be continuing the comic from where it left off. Check it out on your own time. He also has a mod-blog that is ridiculously NSFW.
  • Ask Sadistic Rarity - A blog in a similar vein to "Lil' Miss Rarity" (to the point that the two artists have collaborated on occasion), but a bit less nauseating. Went on hiatus in June 2012 due to artist burnout but still makes non-story updates on occasion. Has a spinoff/mod blog that is extremely NSFW, as well as two spinoffs—"Lesboloo" and "Racist Applebloom"—that are officially dead as of July 2012.
    • Ask Lesboloo Under new management with permission from the original artist, it is noticeably tamer than it was before, but nevertheless very adorable.
  • Ask Murdershy - A grimdark blog of a similar nature to "Ask Pinkamena Diane Pie", it follows a version of Fluttershy who secretly tortures and then murders ponies who have been cruel to other ponies (such as pedophiles) and is in a lesbian relationship with Rainbow Dash. Originally drawn in a style similar to that of the show, the blog then switched to an anthropomorphic style for the characters. Needless to say, it is most decidedly NSFW.
  • Ask the Pie Sisters - Focuses on Pinkie's sisters Blinkie & Inkie, though Pinkie herself shows up quite a bit. Here Pinkie's sisters still work on their parents' rock farm and are quite friendly. Comes up with some fascinating, yet believable, answers to the functions of a rock farm.
  • Ask Ruby Pinch - Berry Punch's daughter, and a contender for "Most Adorable Blog".
  • Ask Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie - A very adorable, well-loved comic with a fair amount of playful, light shipping.
  • Carrot Top's Garden - One of the more popular Carrot Top blogs full of your usual zany Carrot & Derpy goofiness, Carrot's attempts to outsell Applejack, and even some heartwarming fanon building.
  • Ask Echo the Wonderbolt - Another Wonderbolts OC Stand In (this one has only made a couple of blink & you miss it moments in the show). A blind, yet very optimistic and determined Wonderbolt who uses echolocation to "see". Notable for starting & becoming popular a few days before she got named "Fleetfoot" in the show and official comics, which the blog has adopted as her surname.
  • Ask a Bishonen Pony/My Little Bishonen - Similar to the above, but features human gender-bent versions of the Mane Six.
  • Ask Twilight Sparkle Anything - Though there are many Twilight blogs worth reading, this stands a cut above the rest with its excellent pencil-drawn artwork and some deeply emotional responses (i.e. the question of what will happen to Spike when he grows up).
  • Question Zecora - Maintains and even justifies Zecora's unique speech patterns.
  • Ask Smarty Belle - Drawn by Megasweet (one of the major artists in the pony fan community, and originator of the "Ponyshrug" meme), this blog depicts Sweetie Belle as a young ditz with delusions of brilliance. It's quite Safe-for-Work, unlike literally everything else Megasweet does. Officially abandoned (after months of no updates) in March 2014, with Megasweet officially folding it into his "Canter Girls" 'verse.
  • Currently Recording / Ask DJ-P0N3 - contains frequent trade-offs with Ask Octavia, expanding on the relationship of the two characters as well as DJ-P0N-3/Vinyl Scratch's personality and back story. Run by Brony celebrity artist Dreatos.
  • Ask Discorded Whooves - As the title says, it features Dr. Whooves (a version of 12th Doctor) as a bitter coward and shameless womanizer after his discording. Both an interesting character study and a gag-a-strip blog. One of few with an overarching plot, and excellent art to boot.
  • Ask Grimdark Big Mac - A parody of grimdark blogs, with a very adorkable Big Mac.
  • Ask My Little Chubbies - Rather than being about a character, this blog is about "bwob" versions of the ponies - Super-Deformed, Up to Eleven. May cause heart attacks from adorable-ness.
  • Ask Plushies – A blog featuring plushie versions of Fluttershy, Derpy, Dinky, and Applejack, as well as chubbies of Lyra and Bon-Bon and occasional guest spots from plushies of Kiki and Bun-Bun. A friendly take on "ponies in the real world" (Lyra, Bon-Bon, and Dinky all came in the mail), with frequent lampshading on their plush natures.
    • Recently, following the creator acquiring chubbies of the Mane Six and Derpy, the Chubbies have acquired their own Tumblr (containing polymer clay sculptures of said chubbies).
  • Moonstuck – A Homestuck parody featuring Princess Woona (filly Luna) going on an epic adventure on the moon. Made by another very famous Brony artist, Egophiliac. She's the one you have to thank for the "ponies-in-socks" meme. Now has its own page! The narrative eventually grew into a Prequel dealing how Luna found the elements of harmony on the Moon and defeated Discord alongside Celestia.
  • Bitter Sweets – What happens when Twist gets sick of all the abuse and stops being a nice little filly? Grimdark.
  • Ask The Diamond Dogs - Rover, Spot, and Fido from "A Dog and Pony Show" discover tumblr and answer questions.
  • Ask Braveshy - An Ask blog involving a newer, tougher Fluttershy. The visuals are striking and there is a natural sense of story progression.
  • moon - Originally titled "Ask Loony Luna", this blog straddles the Grimdark line (it's more Psychological Horror than anything else) by chronicling the adventures of a Princess Luna who's slowly gone insane from being stuck on the moon for a millennium, her only companions being a 1989-vintage Nintendo Game Boy and various objects she finds. Updates have become infrequent enough to be nonexistent.
  • Ask Meanie Belle - An ask blog that parodies the common Grimdark takes on characters in the show, by presenting Sweetie Belle trying to be mean, but isn't very good at it. Done by Femmegasm artist, Robbie Allen. Also noteworthy is that unlike Femmegasm, Meanie is completely child friendly, NO MATTER WHAT SHE GETS ASKED. Leading some creative and hilarious answers (i.e. when asked about BDSM, Meanie Belle thought the questioner was referring to a cartoon show called Beautiful Darling Super Mare).
  • Ask Stalkerloo - A popular ask blog about Scootaloo being a spy/stalker. Manages to be adorable despite the concept. Worth noting as having some of the best and most beautiful artwork seen in an ask a pony blog.
  • Derpy/Ditzy Q&A A non-Tumblr example, instead being a series of videos with voice overs done by Youtube user BaldDumboRat. Features a very adorable Derpy, with a few nods to other YouTube fan series Doctor Whooves and Assistant.
  • Statued Discord Replies - Discord, once again stuck in a stone prison, has nothing to do but answer tumblr questions from within the "Collective Unconscious". Features some of the best art anywhere (by brony artist Az-pekt), a very creative writer (ArTImg), plenty of Discord-brand Surreal Humor, and has a habit of starting collaborations with other blogs without their even knowing it.
  • Dan Vs. FiM – Self-explanatory. It's not run by any of the show's artists, but it sure looks like it! Now with videos!
    • Ask Fluffle Puff: A spin-off by the same creator, focusing on the unintelligible, extremely fluffy Original Character.
  • Ask Futashy – Another blog created by Megasweet (see the "Smarty Belle" entry above). Features a Futa version of Fluttershy and human versions of other main characters. Despite being heavily NSFW and loaded with fanservice, it actually manages to be quite adorable.
  • Ask Hotblooded Pinkie Pie – featuring an extremely GAR Pinkie Pie who drinks burning beer and fistfights tornadoes, among many other acts of pure HotBloodedness. WHO THE HAY DO YOU THINK SHE IS?! Easily one of the best-drawn of any of the Pony blogs.
  • Dr. Adorable's Ask-Along Blog Mixing MLP and Dr. Horrible this blog feature Fluttershy as the eponymous Dr Adorable, following her descent into evil as a result of her childhood experiences. Every bit as adorable (she even has a Ph.D.) as the name suggest.
  • Ask Terry – derived from a rather absurd parody of the (often very badly made) official European MLP:FIM comics. In this world, all the characters are stock art from the toyline (except Sweetie Belle, who is a photo of a Sweetie Belle brushable toy). Rainbow Dash is racist, Twilight is a princess, and Applejack is The Unfavorite, while Terry (actually Scootaloo) has to foil the evil plans of King Zebra (actually Zecora in Spike's "Smooth Criminal" hat). Stylistic Suck abounds. As the author puts it, "All the ponies are horrible. You have been warned."
  • Ask Jappleack – A blog based around the .MOV series's Applejack character, by that series' creator, Max Gilardi. It's in the same continuity as the .MOV series, to the point that it serves as the liner notes. It actually predates APPLE.MOV by a month or so. Early on, the blog involved AJ talking smack to the other Ask Blogs and could get somewhat vulgar at times, but the events of DRESS.MOV caused it to veer hard into Cerebus territory and transformed from a traditional Ask blog into an infrequently-updated comic strip. Gilardi uploaded the final "Jappleack" comic on 1 March, 2013, a week and a half after SWAG.MOV wrapped up the .MOV series.
  • Advice Rarity/The Best Possible Blog - A departure from regular ask blogs, in that fans ask for fashion advice rather than drawn responses. Despite being a text-based blog, it manages to be very in-character and downright hilarious at times. Not to mention, the mod has clearly done their research and each answer is well thought out.
  • Raindrops Answers: A cute blog focusing on Derpy's Palette Swap friend Raindrops. Adorable and a loaf of bread, what more can you ask for?
  • Ask the Flower Trio: Focuses on Daisy, Lily, and Roseluck. Another blog with a cute artstyle, it also goes out of its way to flesh out the personalities of the Flower Trio beyond "get scared of mundane things". Rose has also grown out her mane.
  • Noir Dash An AU blog focusing on humanized versions of the cast in a Film Noir setting. The story is interactive, so think Moonstuck if it took itself more seriously. Features excellent, stylized art, good writing, and Rainbow Dash as a Private Detective. What more could you want?
  • Slice Of Life: Four-Cakes-and-a-Pie blog dealing with the gag-a-day hilarious lives of the Cakes and Pinkie Pie. It's Time Skipped, so that Pound and Pumpkin are now a bit older and the Cutie Mark Crusaders are now teenagers. Under the brilliant direction of the one and only egophilliac, the art style and humor are amazing. Strictly SFW!
  • Pregunta (Ask) Scootaloo: One in a series of Spanish-language Ask Pony blogs, this one featuring Scootaloo as the main character. You may need a translator at times to understand, but there's still a lot of universal humor. This particular blog was once humorously confused with another formerly called Ask Pregnant Scootaloo (now Motherly Scootaloo).
  • Ask Vinyl & Octavia: Another blog following the adventures of Vinyl & Octavia as they're living together. The most noteworthy qualities are the speed which each panel is released and the various story arcs which are developed out through the day to day activities of two.
  • Hate Mail for Twitht: Twist, Ponyville's most despised filly, receives threats, hatemail and other reminders of what a vile existence she leads. Twist takes it in good stride, though, probably because she deserves at least some of the hate. Stopped updating.
  • Ask Gamer Luna: A dedicated Gamer Luna blog by Swedish brony Sallymon. It has some amazing art and a ponyload of followers, despite being relatively recent. Has been home to some notable videogaming clashes over the past few weeks.
  • Ask Flutterstalker: A blog set in a Grimdark world where Fluttershy has become an outcast due to stalking her friends and committing murder, and her closest companion is an Eldritch Abomination. Usually drawn with a pallet of pinks and black, this blog tends to have some touching moments and good humour despite its setting.
  • Ask Doctor-Obsessed Derpy – A relatively recent blog compared to some of the others, this is a very adorable blog about Derpy and Doctor Hooves where Derpy is in love with said Doctor. Created by BaldDumboRat, the official unofficial fan voice of Derpy. Includes an official Dub by BaldDumboRat and Keikoandgilly as the Doctor. Super adorable moments include Derpy thinking about foals, a Super Awkward moment, and Pony haircare moments with Derpy and the Doctor. Acts as an in-continuity prequel to Discorded Whooves, but Word of God says it won't actually intersect with it, just hint at it.
  • Ask Bubblini DaVinci Berry: It follows the life of Pinkamena Diane Pie, humanized and genderswapped, as Bubblini DaVinci Berry (based on Trotsworth's designs for the mane 6, as males), and his struggle to keep a sane mind. It also focuses around Dusk Shine (the male counterpart of Twilight Sparkle), whom Bubblini DaVinci Berry has kidnapped, and uses to help him, whenever the another person's number comes up. But there is an ulterior motive to why Bubble Berry needs Dusk. It is based on the infamous story Cupcakes, and some of it is NSFW.
  • Mrs. Buzzy's Mentally Advanced Ask Pony Blog – A rare text-only Ask blog based on the characterizations in the Mentally Advanced Seriesnote . It's not done by Greg (a.k.a FimFlamFilosophy), the creator of Mentally Advanced, but it sure feels like it. The blog has earned his acknowledgement (and the outright blessing of Rainbow Dash Presents artist Petirep). Has probably the most extreme Archive Panic of any Ask blog on this page; started in late 2011, by New Year's 2013 the blog had grown to over 600 pages, and it often gets updated multiple times a day.
  • Ask Acetic Rarity - A freak incident turns Rarity into a magical powerhouse, at the cost of her mental stability. With her newfound power, she is going to show that a lady can be epic too. Well-drawn and entertaining. Shares quite a few traits with "Ask Hot-Blooded Pinkie", at least as far as the ham goes.
  • Ask Lying Applejack - Applejack certainly doesn't answer any questions, what gave you that idea? But if she did, they'd certainly be honest and correct.
  • Ask The Wonderfully Wise Wizard - Post-duel Trixie educates her audience on all matters of Equestrian magic. And looks spiffy in her new derby while doing it.
  • Ask Twixie Genies - Trixie happens upon the bottle of Jackass Genie Twilight, who screws around with Trixie's wishes; particularly her final wish ("I wish to be powerful like you"), which gets Trixie turned into a genie herself. The two bottle genies only accept users' requests, or "wishes", as long as they type the phrase "I wish", the sole exception is trying to give Trixie wheels. Practically runs on Twixie shipping (whether Trixie likes it or not), and uses artwork remarkably similar to the show.
  • Ask Cadance – One of the leading Cadance Tumblrs currently. Originally it played Cadance's character as close to her canon portrayal as possible, but Cadance quickly deviated from her canon portrayal, becoming an eccentric, fun-loving Princess with slight Cloudcuckoolander tendencies. Notable for sharing its continuity with The Greatest Gift.
  • Ask Corrupted Twilight Sparkle-A grimdark blog where Twilight is corrupted by King Sombra's dark magic and takes over the Crystal Empire, then Equestria. Currently on hiatus as the mod works on a fan episode set in this universe.
  • Ask the Fallen Hero: A story driven blog about Twilight and her friends 5 years after Celestia resigning. Luna took control but after a incident known as "THE EVENT" she appointed a corrupt faction called the council. There is a side story with a prophecy for a man called the Son of time, but its mostly about Twilight and allies trying to take back there country. Though recent events have shown, there might be more going on then we might think.
  • Ask Firestarter Spitfire, a semi-grimdark blog where Spitfire is a jade, alcoholic, foul mouthed Deadpan Snarker who has severe psychological issues due to the death of her best friend Hurricane. Notable for its lack of color aside from a yellow backdrop. In July 2012, Spitfire was finally able to move on from Hurricane's death, which brought color to the blog as well as seemingly healing her trauma. Since then, the blog has become considerably more lighthearted as Spitfire is the only sane mare in a fucked up world. Notable for being one of the few story-driven blogs that is entirely dependent on reader questions.
  • For The Hoard! / Ask Garble: Just when you thought they'd be done, the dynamic duo of peachiekeenie and tarajenkins come up with the only Garble-centered blog in existence. As you've come to expect, the art and writing are great, and it intersect with the others, like that time when Discord showed up.
  • Ask Genie Twilight: Twilight Sparkle was transformed into a Genie during a trip to Saddle Arabia and now tries to continue her life despite her new found power. Inspired the Twixie Genies above and is notable for keeping Twilight as close to her canon personality as possible.
  • Plane Sailing: A story driven blog by the author of Firestarter Spitfire. When Twilight Sparkle is mysteriously murdered, the remaining Mane Girls and Princess Luna embark on a quest to resurrect her, both to save their friend and to ensure the Elements of Harmony remain intact.
  • Blanked Apple Bloom: A grimdark blog about an Apple Bloom that failed to escape from Sunny Town before dying and therefore is now a flesh-eating zombie.
  • Ask Scissors Twilight : A somewhat story-driven blog about Twilight Sparkle, who mysteriously had her hind legs replaced by scissors blades. She appears to have become somewhat mentally unhinged, and she kills ponies (either on purpose or accidentally) by piercing them with her scissor legs. The blog itself is a mix of slice-of-life and grimdark.
  • Ask Cyberpunk Spitfire: Shortly after Rainbow Dash joins the Wonderbolts, she is injured terribly in an accident which causes her to lose her wings. In the process of returning Rainbow to her old self, Twilight discovers and experiments with electricity. The blog takes place seven years later, where nearly everypony has undergone the Procedure. There is tension between Equestria and the griffon kingdom. On their way to a performance in Baltimare, Spitfire and Rainbow are captured by Princess Twilight, who appears to have gone insane.
  • Ask Trixie and Cheese: A Slice of Life blog featuring The Great and Powerful Trixie and Cheese Sandwich traveling together. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Ask Trixie from Trixie Vs.: After the events of "Boast Busters", Trixie returns to Ponyville and takes her words from her previous visit to heart, boasting she can beat everypony at their own talent. The results of the challenges are...mixed. Originally started life as a webcomic before moving to tumblr.
  • Ask Factory Scootaloo: Several years in the future, Scootaloo gets her dream job to work with Rainbow Dash. The big problem with this is that this blog takes place in a universe based off Rainbow Factory. The events afterwards are mostly focused on Scootaloo dealing with the stresses of the job, and coming to terms with the fact that her idol is killer. Also topped off with a dose of Cosmic horror somewhere in the background that takes the form of television static.

     Blog List - OC 
  • Ask Backy: One of the most prolific Pony tumblrs out there, featuring an Earth Pony OC with a large rump and eerily deep eyes. Known for giving creative SFW answers to NSFW questions. Never pornographic but, given the high number of ass-shots and occasional forays into anthro, not totally safe either.
  • Ask Whirly and the Night Guards: A blog featuring three very popular pegasus OC's: Whirly Willow, a Canterlot fashion designer, and Adam "Wrath" and West "Vengeance", two members of Equestria's Night Guard. At times both funny and dramatic, it tries to explain some of the intricacies of the Equestrian military structure. It also has a sort developing backstory plot. It features top-notch artwork by genius brony artist Puzzle-Of-Life / Kayla the Orator (seriously, just look at that gallery).
  • Ask Aquilinus: Follows the life of Aquilinus, Chief officer of Celestia's personal guard. Similar to Whirly, it is sometimes hilarious, sometimes dramatic; one day focusing on Aquilinus' exploits as The Casanova, and another giving a detailed history of the clan-oriented military, and how his family fits in.
  • Ask the Night Guards/Friendship is Top Secret: A blog which features two different night guards (though with similar names: Adamant and Westwood). Unlike the above, these two are Desk Jockeys, in charge the Royal Library. They oversee classified and declassified documents alike, ranging from the mundane to Tomes of Eldritch Lore. Functions as an extended Grand Unifying Guess, attempting to unite previous generations of MLP and depicting Equestria as a world built atop the ruins of human civilization.
  • Ask Princess Ataxia - A bizarre Reality Warper Alicorn with an interdimensional mane. Answers questions along with her loyal aid Screwball (who is the least screwy of the two)
  • Ask Misty the Wonderbolt - One of the first Wonderbolts OC Stand Ins (she's the third unnamed judge that Rainbow Dash saves in "Sonic Rainboom"), has a "rack hoodie". Stopped updating.
  • Ask Doctor HoofSing- One of the more prominent Rainbow Factory blogs to not feature a canon character as the main character, closely related to several other Rainbow Factory blogs such as Ask The Factory Ponies and Ask Prism Dust many of which are also members of the Factory Break Room alongside Hoof Sing.
  • Ask Surprise - Another Wonderbolts OC Stand In, but more importantly she's the G1 pony Pinkie is based on! Imagine Pinkie Pie, but her cartoony wackiness turned Up to Eleven (even by the standards of the show itself). That's Surprise.
  • Ask Velvet - an OC pony that runs a lingerie store. Mostly clean, well drawn, it has all the hijinks one would expect from a pony running a lingerie store, and even some drama. Definitely one of the better OC pony blogs out there.
  • Ask Ice Pack - Despite being an ask blog about a male Zebra prostitute, this blog offers a unique experience while keeping the NSFW only implied, and hilarious 100%.
  • Ask Love Letters - An adorable pink pony whose special talent is giving handwritten notes that brighten everyone's day (Usually).
  • Ask The Master – A companion blog to Discord Whooves, drawn by the same artist but with a different, unidentified writer, focusing on the Doctor's fellow Time Pony and greatest rival. Considerably saucier than its counterpart, its art and story are just as impressive, and its overarching plot intersects with at least 2 other blogs.
  • Ask Ipsywitch - Generally pretty innocent (If not a little dark) blog about an OC pony named Ipsywitch that recently moved to a decaying (apparently due to all the grimdark versions of the mane six) Ponyville to practice black magic. She's normally innocent and friendly, but can be rather scary and mischievous when she wants to be.
  • Ask Klodette - A voyeur pony who travels Equestria taking naughty pictures of everypony, including the Mane 6. Very NSFW, but adorable in a weird way.
  • Ask King Metamorphosis: An ask blog by voice actor Victor Frost of Gentlecolt Collaborations (the guy who blew you away with this), where the character responds by audio. This one features the husband of Queen Chrysalis, who is hopping on the "Ask" bandwagon in an effort to gain the favor of the peoples. His answers are sometimes short, sometimes long, but always with the appropriate mood music. As could be expected, despite starting recently he already has to deal with fangirls. [[He has since ended the blog by killing off King Metamorphosis.]]
    • On that note, there is also Ask Wild Card, an audio ask blog focusing on the titular OC and his gang of bandits the Crimson Saddles. Very well acted and written, and blends Equestria and the Wild West quite nicely. Bonus: the mod also runs another audio ask blog, Shining Armor Reports.
  • Moonfall: A story and character-driven blog about the origins of Celestia and Luna. If you want to see exceptional art, an interesting Myth Arc / Origin Story, and copious amounts of baby Luna adorableness, this one's for you!
  • Ask Pun Pony: A community project that reunites brony artists and writers from all corners of the Internet. Essentially, every day the project is updated with puns and wordplay entries, with varying levels of corniness (like this). It also features a weekly Stand-Up Comedy section by Pinkie Pie (who we know has some experience in the matter). It's been very successful so far, and definitely worth a look.
  • Ask Stitches: A counter-Grimdark blog about a doll-making OC pony who went though a terrible accident which left her deformed. Despite the ordeal, she still manages to retain her bright and cheerful attitude (most of the time) in her new form.
  • Ask The Ponibooru Crufavers: A Power Trio of OCs representing the community of the late Ponibooru. Yellowtdash of the group does the artwork for the blog.
    • The New Crufavers: A sequel series of sorts, about the team's quest to find new ways to 'fave'.
  • Ask Movie Slate: She is an OC that owns Ponyville's only Cinema. She needs more movies in it because the only one she has, the hurricane briefing movie was burnt by Spike. She gets movie suggestions from the Tumblr blogosphere and reviews them. One special thing of note: her mane and tail are movie film, and as you progress through the blog, you can see previous entrys of the blog.
  • Ask Medusa: The adventures of Her Royal Highness Princess Medusa of Echidna, and the odd inhabitants of her kingdom, such as her new best friend Arachne. Has been around since July 2012.
  • Ask Dethklop: My Little Pony meets Metalocalypse. Dethklop is the most popular and brutal death metal band in all of Equestria and the "planet's greatest cultural force." Consisting of Neighthan Explosion, Pickles the Drummer, Murderflank, Skwisgaar Saddlegeld, and Toki Warhoof, they were forced by their manager Clopfdensen into opening an Ask blog to promote good PR. Also, Murderflank might be Twist's father.
  • Ask Four Inept Guardponies: About four inept guardponies as they go about the business of being guards, which is alot more hazardous than might be expected. Notable for a somewhat...interesting interpretation of Cadance.
  • Ask Fluffle Puff revolves around the Slice of Life misadventures of an incredibly hairy and less than talkative pony living with Twilight. And Chrysalis. And Dan.
  • Just Plumsweet: An ask blog for the most adorable, pink, cute, sweet, nice and adorable Earth Pony gal out there, Plumsweet. She runs a Froyo shop called the Sweet Hog. Has a pet piglet. Recently lost her house because of Discord. Has a massive fangirl crush on King Sombra. The blog also features some other G1 ponies, like Bumblesweet (Plum's cousin) and, Dazzle Dewdrop.
  • Ask Prof Smirk - A disillusioned historian struggles with the confusing nature of Equestrian history, while dealing with his own personal issues. Looks at what he sees as the stagnant nature of Canterlot society, which he sees as a direct consequence of Princess Celestia's rule.
  • Ask Prince(ss) Quasimodo Quartz: An ask blog for the illegitimate child of Shining Armor and Queen Chrysalis. Abandoned by the Hive and taken in by Crystal Princess Cadance, this male-to-female half-changeling receives a strange magical mirror from her honorary aunt Pinkie Pie. A mirror which begins sending her peculiar questions...


  • Aborted Arc:
    • Ask Stitches had a Navi-Expy around for a short time, but was later dropped.
    • There was a crossover planned between Ask Colgate and Ask Berry Punch, where the two title characters were to get married. Unfortunately it had to be cancelled due to the artists' personal lives taking unexpected turns. It looks like the two are still getting married, but off camera.
    • At the time he got banned from tumblr, Lil-Miss-Jay was in the beginning stages of rebooting "Ask Lil' Miss Rarity", having her work in a boutique. After the ban, he decided he didn't like the new direction and opted to just continue his original storyline.
  • A Boy and His X: The Doctor and his Pony in which Derpy Hooves gets sucked into the Whoniverse. It later added another pony and a Digimon.
  • Adorable Abomination: Copycat from Ask Twilight and Copycat. She's a Time Abyss and lives in the Mirror Pool from "Too Many Pinkie Pies", being the source of it's magic. She's Made of Magic, can shapeshift into anything and copy it's powers, and even multiply herself (she was all the Pinkie Pie clones). But she's also more or less a Cheerful Child mentally and does things like try to steal a piece of cake when no pony is looking.
  • Adorkable:
  • Affectionate Parody/ Crossover: Futastuck of Futashy and Homestuck.
  • After the End: Out of Order, the Discord crossover blog, takes place in a universe were an accidental nuclear explosion wiped out everypony. This is why the Serious Foundation was willing to give it to a bunch of Discords to use as their personal playground after cleaning up the radiation.
  • The Alcoholic: Ask Berry Punch is the pony epitome of this. There have been a few drunk OC Stand-Ins.
    • Ask Pinkamina, occasionally.
    • Ask (Cr)Applejack has developed into this.
    • There are a mini-series of crude-humor, drunkard pony blogs. (e.g. Ask Drunk Fluttershy, Ask Drunk Celestia)
    • Everyone (except the Crusaders) in 'Epic Drunk Ponies'.
    • Pickles the Drummer from Dethklop challenged Drunk Celestia to a drinking contest. The loser? The bar.
  • All Just a Dream: Played for Drama at the of Ask Mafia Octavia's first act. The good news is that the big shootout where half the cast got gunned down was all an hallucination on Tav's part. The bad news is that the reality is much worse.
  • Ambiguously Evil: The Human Luna version of Discord.
  • Anything That Moves: Dr. Whooves in the Ask Discorded Whooves blog, in spite of the fact he actually hates ponies.
    • Likewise for his rival The Master in his corresponding companion blog, if not even more so.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: In addition to the various Discords, there are also blogs staring ponies personifying Google, Internet Explorer, and Firefox among other things.
  • Anti-Hero: Dead Rainbow Dash, a Rainbow Dash raised as a vengeful zombie after the events of Cupcakes. She is very hard to bond with due to her obsession with revenge against Pinkamena, but those she considers friends, she's very protective off.
  • Apocalypse How: Hot-Blooded Pinkie accidentally destroys Equestria in a very misguided attempt to cheer up Cranky Doodle with a game of "Pin the Meteor on the Donkey". Fortunately she has a plan to fix everything, with the aid of a Delorean she borrowed from Science Woona.
  • April Fools' Day: For 2012, Egophiliac celebrated by posting that Moonstuck had become too epic for her and announced a new project: Average Woona Adventures.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: In one bit of Lil Miss Rarity when asked if she's okay: "I murdered my cat, I grew obsessed with a murderer, I did horrendously vulgar things on a camera that apparently doesn't exist, I did unladylike things with Rainbow Dash, I developed a fetish for pain and bloodletting, I physically wounded my little sister, I threw a sewing machine at Twilight, I put a knife in my posterior, and worst of all, I KISSED BLUEBLOOD."
  • Art Evolution: Some of the longer lasting blogs have noticeably improved in the art department. Compare this early post from Ask Octavia to this post 6 months later.
  • Artifact Title: Once in a while, some of these blogs go into little hiatuses from responding to questions in favor of explaining their plot further.
  • Ascended To Carnivorism: Apparently, according to Pun, all ponies are capable of eating meat. It's just expensive to do so, not to mention socially awkward to acquire.
    • The exact same reason is given for Ask The Fallen Heroes. Luckily for the Doctor and Twilight, the Doctor is friends with the owner of the restaurant they're at.
  • Author Tract: Despite initially starting out as a Slice of Life comic centering around tabeltop game humor, Ask Gametia has become little more then the author's personal soapbox to bitterly attack certain blogs and all who enjoy them.
  • Ax-Crazy: Pinkie Pie in the now dead Ask Pinkamina Diane Pie and Rarity in the currently ongoing Ask Lil' Miss Rarity and Ask Sadistic Rarity.
    • The new Miss Pinkamina that popped up to replace the old one is not quite as violent as her predecessor (she actually takes prisoners, for one thing), but she's still quite fond of her blade...
  • Back from the Dead: Scootaloo in Ask Rainbowless Dash.
  • Badass Boast: After Celestia from Ask the Fallen Heroes, gets killed by Sunset Shimmer and after Twilight mourns, she starts to understand that she has to fight for herself. This triggers Sunset to ask if Twilight really wants to fight her. In responses...
    Twilight: Huh? Fight you? No. I want to kill you.
    * Badass Bookworm: Daring Do answers questions when she isn't adventuring...or teaching at Pranceton University!
  • Becoming the Mask: In Ask Fluffle Puff, Chrysalis turns out to not even like Fluffle Puff, and is merely using her endless, unconditional love as an infinite power source to defeat Twilight. But then it dawns on her that Fluffle Puff is the only pony who's ever truly cared for her like she was no different from anyone else, and she decides the "magic of friendship" may not be so bad after all.
  • Bishōnen: Ask a Bishonen Pony/My Little Bishonen is this. And Fanservice.
  • Battle in the Center of the Mind: JitterbugJive/BaldDumboRat states that Ask Zerum (A NSFW Discorded Whooves spinoff featuring Dissy as an ultra-submissive slave to Discord) is this to the main Discorded Whooves, representing how the real Doctor's mind is a prisoner of Discord's magic.
  • Benevolent Genie: Genie Twilight, naturally, as she's still Twilight.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Fluffle Puff is a big ball of huggable fluff who wants to give everyone around her hugs while being a Cute Mute. She's also a Unitologist and is best friends with the "Big Name" villains of the series so far, and even appears to be in a romantic relationship with Chrysalis in particular (though it seems to have softened Chrysalis up somewhat). She was also able to No Sell Discord's Discording powers, albeit briefly, and when they finally worked, they turned her into a palette-swapped version of Nightmare Moon, who immediately smashed him in the face with a rock, after which she turned back to normal (either under her own power or Discord trying to avoid getting worse). She also has an un-ponylike taste for meat.
  • Big Bad: Most of the blogs with storylines have one.
  • Bigger Bad: The entity that tricked Twixie Genie Twilight into becoming a Genie in the first place. Later developments reveal it was the evil Sultan who originally imprisoned the Djinn, good and evil and who's stubborness brought about Saddle Arabia's ruin by invoking the wrath of the Djinn and was in turn imprisoned by them.
  • Blood Magic: Blood Mage Sweetie Belle practices it. However, Dark Is Not Evil and she only uses her own blood for her magic (she won't even use animal blood because she couldn't bare to kill an innocent animal). She even used it to save Rarity's life which is how she learned it. It's described as being more powerful than normal magic, but due to misuse long ago, it's outlawed and considered evil, so she practices in secret. Also, because she uses only her own blood, she's limited in what magic she can use and how much she can use it.
  • Blog Zombie: Cocktress's Ask Pinkamina blogs has been "taken" up by currently three other artist who mostly just reused his old jokes without any charm his blog did until they die and are taken up by the next.
  • Boomerang Bigot: Played with in ask Niggertron. He frequently mocks African American stereotypes, and uses the word "nigger" a lot, but he's not particularly serious about any of it.
    • Played straight in Ask Twixie Genies with Zephyr Dimaond, an Air Djinn who hates his fellow Djinni and Genies for how they turned Saddle Arabia into a barren wasteland while fighting its evil sultan.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Trixie in asked the fallen hero. She is being controlled by "The Fargments of Gallopfey" and now cannot remember the "Alicorn Amulet incident". It exaggerates Trixie's hate for Twilight to the point that she wants to Kill her and makes her gain traits of a sexual predator.
  • Break the Cutie: The whole idea behind Miss Twilight Sparkle, a version of her that was driven to despair by the deaths and/or crazy-fication of all her friends from other blogs (Pinkamina...being Pinkamina, Fluttershy dying, Applejack falling into an alcohol-fueled depression, Lil' Miss Rarity going all crazed sado-masochist, etc...).
    • Word of God states that it might end up more along the lines of Rebuild The Cutie, depending on the direction things end up going.
      • Things have definitely been going this way more recently, although you never know...
  • Break the Haughty: Japplejack, after a series of tragedies and ending up in Canon!Equestria. She ends up becoming a much better pony because of it though.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Most Ask a Pony blogs seem to employ this by having the character explain why they decided to get a Tumblr. Some go the extra mile by having characters say they speak to off-screen cameras that follow them around.
    • And then there's Vinyl and Derpy Adventures (formerly Ask Human Vinyl and Derpy), an Ask Blog which features Vinyl Scratch trying to figure out how she and Derpy can get more followers.
    • Ask Kid Discord begins with Kid Discord literally breaking the fourth wall on accident.
    • The Crusaders specifically ask Pinkie Pie to teach them how to do this at will so that they can answer questions from their followers while they're crusading without having to be at a computer.
  • Brown Note: Apparently, Pun Pony's musical capabilities are "weaponized", as was seen when she tried the cello, lyre, and even the DJ system.
  • Buxom Is Better: Inverted, and the entire point behind The Plight of Busty Derpy.
  • Byronic Hero: Though there are many Doctor Whooves blogs with a Dark Doctor; Non take the cake more then the "Ask the Fallen Heroes" Doctor. He is rather cold to everyone except for Twilight, he has a disgust for politics and overbearing guilt for the accidental death of his mother. Compared to many other Doctors he's a stick in the mud, making only a few jokes and being rather reserved then goofy. But the difference between him and many other Dark Doctors, is that whenever faced with tragedy he always moves on from it, never staying depressed or angry. This makes him seem a lot more cold and unfeeling compared to other Doctors who stay depressed with their personal tragedies.
  • Cain and Abel: Discord and his little brother Pakak from Ask Pony Discord. Pakak apparently stood against Discord to protect ponies during his reign. Discord is still bitter about it.
  • Cerebus Retcon:
  • Cerebus Rollercoaster: Rainbow-less Dash. It started out as a grimdark, story driven blog about Rainbow Dash struggling to live with her guilt over murdering Scootaloo, then it was rebooted into a lighthearted slice of life blog, and then it planned to be rebooted again as a semi-grimdark Dead Rising 2 parody. Then that got put on the backburner and the blog currently remains in the Lighter and Softer reboot.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: Spoofed in Firestarter Spitfire. When Lightning Dust reveals herself and explains how she's trapped Spitfire in her own psyche, the plot takes a sudden turn for Lovecraft-style Cosmic Horror. Naturally, Spitfire immediately calls her out on trying to turn the previously comedic tumblr into a Cosmic Horror story, complete with a background of the plot (in the form of a train) being crushed by an anvil.
  • Character Blog: ....Kinda the point.
  • Character Development: Miss Twilight Sparkle has become less suicidal, and may even be pulling herself back from her Despair Event Horizon. In her own universe, Pinkamena has gotten several Pet the Dog moments with her version of Twilight, and ''another'' Pinkamena has become much more mellow after starting a relationship with The Master. Perhaps most impressive, after losing her sister to Discord in Shed.Mov, Jappleack has transformed from a Jerk Ass of the highest degree to a Nice Girl and become The Hero.
  • Chekhov's Gun: In Ask Twixie Genies, it's mentioned that Genies aren't protected by the same rules as mortals are in regard to their wishes. While this is originally used by the Sultan to kill Twilight, Zephyr exploits it to bring her Back from the Dead after Trixie kills the Sultan.
  • Chickification: Twilight gets hit with this hard in Ask Princess Sparkle's Onyx arc. She spends pretty much the entire arc weak willed and on the verge of an emotional breakdown over having to face one murderer after having felled at least three godlike villains, and bursts into tears like a child when the Elements fail to kill Onyx. To be fair, serial killers are a RARITY in Equestria to the point one like Onyx hasn't been heard of in thousands of years.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Arrowhead from Ask Four Inept Guardponies dreams of distinguishing herself as a guard so much that Celestia will grant her her own harem of alicorn stallions.
  • Clock Punk: Clockwise Whooves. Ponies, Doctor Who, and Clock Punk in one blog! And it looks nice too.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Pinkie (usually) Screwball and Surprise, for starters. Derpy is often cast in this role as well.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: One of Pinkamina's hobbies.
  • Comedic Sociopath: Human!Bubble Berry.
  • The Corrupter: Statued Discord seems to be aiming to be this to Baby Discord.
  • Costume Porn: Derpy's Photo Shoot, a blog featuring Derpy as Photo Finish's new model, occasionally uses this trope.
  • Crazy-Prepared: The Master from ask the fallen heroes. See Big Bad
  • Crapsack World: Equestria in Discorded Whooves. Besides Ponyville itself (which is described below under Wretched Hive), the battle against Discord wasn't a single incident as in the show, but a cataclysmic Great Off Screen War that's left Equestria in shambles and Celestia and Luna powerless to help their people try to rebuild due to having lost much of their power in the war.
  • Creepy Child: Scootaloo from Ask Pinkamina in spades.
    • Also the one from Ask Stalkerloo, but to a much lesser extent. (Read: she's harmless.)
    • Blank Apple Bloom, being Apple Bloom after she has been turned into a flesh eating zombie, has many shades of this. She even eats her own sister.
  • Crossover: Happens quite a bit, some blogs will plan out little crossover stories or sometimes they'll just make shout outs to each other. And of course there's all the Doctor Whooves and traditional crossover blogs.
    • It has gotten to the point where it is basically a Shared Universe, which is doubly funny considering how wildly the art styles vary and how many characters have multiple blogs (which also have crossed over with one another).
    • The general opinion (postulated by various versions of Doctor Whooves) seems to be that the Ponyverse itself is shattered to pieces, containing multiple versions of the same characters. Suddenly, those scenes in the show where you see the same background pony more than once make a lot more sense.
    • A very common reason for a crossover pic is one blog starts following another one, leading that blog to make a crossover pic. Predictably, this can get a bit disturbing when Molestia is involved.
    • Also when several blogs share the same setting even when they were not originally intended to be in the same canon; so far Ask Ghostly Scootaloo is well on the way to having it's own Five-Bad Band with Doctor HoofSing, Professor ElCee, Prism Dust (made by the same author as G-Scoots) and Kuleco all involved.
    • Taken to a much larger degree than usual with The Coop, which is a collection of multiple Scootaloo based blogs in a single house. It's as chaotic as you would guess.
    • And now one for Trixies (though it's a work in progress right now).
    • And finally one has begun for Celestias.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Implied to have been the result of Genie!Twilight vs Alicorn Amulet boosted Trixie. While Trixie was stronger than any normal unicorn, Genie Twilight was still far more powerful than her.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Cteno Phorae is a "goo pony". She has a skeleton, but the rest of her is some sort of organic slime that can change shape and color at will. WARNING: Often NSFW!
  • Cuteness Overload: Ruby Pinch and Chubbies carry the risk of causing this trope a lot. And yes, they HAVE been sued for causing heart attacks.
  • Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: The Cyberponies of Ask Mister Clever like the Cybermen they were based on.
  • Darker and Edgier: There's a Grimdark version of each of the Mane Six, and then some.
    • Ask Twixie Genies is this compared to the other prominent genie blog, Ask Genie Twilight. Unlike Genie Twilight, which is a lighthearted Slice of Life blog, Twixie Genies is a Deconstruction of the idea of becoming a genie. Twilight's transformation meant she was completely bound to her bottle, causing her to go half-mad with grief and loneliness. As a result, she became an impish, manipulative, selfish trickster who only started to return to true sanity with the help of Trixie and, oddly enough, the Twilight from Genie Twilight. Also, Twilight's hamfisted decision to forcefully isolate herself from her friends and family for months ends up having realistic consequences.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Dusk from Ask Flutterstalker.
    • Despite being a witch and the pony equivalent of a Deep One Hybrid, Ipsywitch is friendly, good-natured, and saves using her powers and companions to inflict awful fates for those who genuinely deserve them.
    • Changeling Queen Papillon from Papillon's Hive may be a Queen like Chrysalis and look just as monstrous, but she's also benevolent and seeks nothing more than peace with Equestria. She does convert ponies into Changelings, but only at their own request. However, don't threaten her children or her hive if you know what's good for you.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Discord Whooves.
  • Death Seeker: The Doctor from Ask the Fallen Heroes gives off this vibe after being Stabbed in the chest. Saying that he isn't sad that he is dying and that Twilight shouldn't care for him. And acts resentful after finding out he was saved. Twilight also becomes this briefly later on in the story.
  • Death Is Cheap: In Question Pinkamena (A Cupcakes!Pinkie blog that is Black Comedy instead of grimdark), anyone killed by Pinkamena revives sometime later with no memory of their death.
  • Decon-Recon Switch: According to Word of God, Ask Twilight and Copycat is intended to be this for "Too Many Pinkie Pies", as the creator was tired of all the Grim Dark Deconstructions of the episode and wanted to do a Lighter and Softer take closer to how the show would handle it.
  • Deconstruction Fic: Ask The Fallen Heroes deconstructs the Doctor Whooves character by taking common trends for the character and elaborates on them or downright denies them. For example, "Why would the Doctor not take Derpy?" Because he barely knows her and doesn't care for uninteresting people. Another example, "Why does the Doctor hate pears?" The answer is he doesn't, he hates all fruits with skin. If you were to take off the skin, he thinks it's perfectly fine.
  • Dem Bones: By her own admission, Cteno isn't actually a goo pony — she's the skeleton underneath the goo, and sort of "wears" the goo to look more like a normal pony.
  • Depraved Bisexual: Pinkamina, Scootaloo the Sadist and Lil Miss Rarity, provided that none of them are Psycho Lesbians.
  • Depraved Dentist: Averted by Doctor Colgate. If only because despite what she seems to believe, she's not a dentist. Not even close. Though not for lack of effort.
  • Die Laughing: The fate of whoever hears the Killing Joke that is sealed inside of Pun Pony. Discord is subject to it after she recovered from being corrupted by him.
  • Dimensional Traveller: Almost everyone. Despite being alternate universes, blogs have no problem interacting with one another. Sometimes it's justified, other times not, but frequently lampshaded.
  • Do Not Taunt Cthulhu: The sultan from Ask Twixie Genies tried to imprison all the Djinn, good and evil. This ended up enraging the Djinn race to the point that they laid waste to his kingdom, ultimately taking all his subjects to another land and it's implied they turned him into Sealed Evil in a Can. To be fair, they did beseech him to stop several times and he was simply too obsessed to do so.
  • Doom Magnet: Ember from Ask Ember-Bell. She has Resurrective Immortality and is reborn in a new universe every time she dies. But her mere presence inevitably causes The End of the World as We Know It for the universe she's been born into.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: In Ask Four Inept Guardponies, castle maid Atjour Service routinely sexually harasses Bastion, apparently in revenge for the fetishization of her job (which Bastion had nothing to do with, she admits to picking him at random) and Bastion is visibly uncomfortable around her. This is played entirely for laughs. Only Arrowhead has presented any actual objection to this, but Atjour shrugged it off by claiming that her actions could very well lead to Bastion becoming better at his job (somehow).
  • Dragged Off to Hell: This is Onyx's fate when the mane cast finally defeat him, sending the psychopathic Serial Killer to Tartarus for the rest of his life.
  • The Dreaded: Princess Cadence in Ask Four Inept Guardponies, to the point where guards named "Spinestomper" and "Skullcrusher" are afraid to be tasked as her guards.
  • Drowning Pit: Mafia Octavia is subjected to the "cement block" variety by Trixie. Only the timely arrival of Pirate Dash saves her life.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: In one of the earliest posts of Dan Vs. FiM, Fluffle Puff talks.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Pregnant Scootaloo.
    • Ask Paranoid Twilight.
  • Easter Egg: The Ask Loony Loona blog had a few secret messages in her posts hidden quite ingeniously. They can usually be seen by dragging the images over the black or white areas.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Ask Eldritch Discord, Duh.
    • Loona from Loonadventure (formerly, Ask Loony Loona).
    • Flutterstalker's companion, Dusk, appears to be a rare benevolent example.
    • Appelox from the Ask Japplejack blog.
  • Emo Teen: Rarity comes off as one in Ask Sadistic Rarity.
    • Meanie Belle pretends to be this.
    • Grim Dark Big Macintosh tries to be this, but he's really a goofy sweetheart.
    • Jappleack appears as one on an occasion.
  • Equestria-Shattering kaboom: The result of Hot-Blooded Pinkie getting carried away playing a game of "Pin the meteor on the donkey" with Cranky.
  • Establishing Character Moment: This post shows that this Doctor is a natural leader, and will not tolerate unneeded violence.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: The Rainbow Dash of Factory Scootaloo may be a mass murderer, but she styles herself as a Well-Intentioned Extremist because she believes the Pegasus Grinder allows "failure" pegasi to still bring some good to Equestria by way of their Spectra. So when Serious Rainbow informs her that there's a version of the Rainbow Factory that grinds up pegasi purely For the Evulz, she is rightly sickened and pissed off.
  • Even the Mares Want Her: Pepper Mint, AKA Twist after a run-in with some Poison Joke, is loved by everyone, fillies, colts, mares and stallions alike. VERY loved. To the point of mobbing her in the street, or trying to drag her away for age-appropriate activities. Or, in the case of Pinkie Pie, attempt to love her with an axe.
  • Everyone Has Standards: There are quite a few images that Roboshi of the Crufavers will never fav.
  • Evil Twin: Azure Lulamoon from the Ask Stalker Trixie blog.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Most of the titles, though there are exceptions.
  • Expy: The Ask Stitches' mod invoked her as this to Fluttershy, which lead to a bit of a Creator Breakdown.
  • Eyes Always Shut: In the Ask Corrupted Twilight Sparkle blog, Fluttershy's stare is so amplified by Twilight's dark magic that she must do this.
  • Face-Heel Turn: Vinyl at the end of Ask Mafia Octavia's first act.
  • Face on a Milk Carton: The Cutie Mark Crusaders find them on a nearby milk stand upon returning to Ponyville from the Vocational Death Cruise.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: Twilight in Ask Twixie Genies is graphically disintegrated into powder, all while desperately attempting to crawl to Trixie just to hold her one last time.
  • FamousLastWords: Celestia's last words in Askthefallenheroes, to Twilight. "Damn it Twilight! Stop this! You have to live! You have to-"
    • In Factory Scootaloo, Violet's last words are "I hope you're happy." Which is particularly cruel considering the situation up to that point, and the events after.
  • Fanservice: The whole point of Ask a Bishōnen Pony. Even lampshaded by the author.
    ArtieDrawings:I assure lots of shirtless-bishonen fanservice. <3
  • Flanderization: Played for laughs in Ask Jappleack, in which Applejack's southern heritage is pushed Up to Eleven. In short, she goes from "hard-working cowgirl" to "sibling-beating Southern Baptist Nazi."
  • Flat "What.": Twilight from Ask the fallen Hero dose this quite often.
  • Follow the Leader: After the Coop made it big, several new blogs showed up under the same premise. Like the Rainbow Dash Pad, the Twibrary, Docs In A Box, or A Touch of Diamonds.
    • There have been plenty of blogs that have tried to follow the success of Discord Whooves.
      • As a result of Docs in a Box starting, there has been a further influx in the number of Doctor Whooves blogs.
    • Pony Discord lampshaded this, wondering when the Discords would get in on it.
  • Fourth Wall Mail Slot
  • Future Me Scares Me: Kid Discord doesn't really like the alternate adult versions of himself for one reason or another.
  • Friendly Enemy: Twilight and Chrysalis seem to be entering this stasis in the Dan Vs/Fluffle Puff blogs, due to their mutual dislike of Dan and fondness for Fluffle Puff.
    Question: Twilight! Chrysalis is abusing your Dan!
    Twilight: I'm afraid I don't know what you're talking about. Would you like some tea, Miss Chrysalis?
    Chrysalis: Very well. We will be in our lair. *rolls Fluffle Puff away*
  • Friendly Rivalry:
    • Carrot Top & Applejack in Carrot Top's Garden.
    • Ask Octavia says she has one with Lyra. They once had a standing contest.
  • Freudian Trio: Anchors is the Id, while Yellowtdash and Roboshi are the Super Ego and Ego respectively.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Statued Discord.
  • Gag Boobs: Became a Running Gag with Misty the Wonderbolt
  • Gender Reveal: Crackle is a girl, apparently
  • Genie in a Bottle: Genie Twilight establishes this is par for course for Genies, though in Twilight's case, her bottle is basically a fancy bed instead of a prison once Spike released her shortly after she became a Genie.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: Happened to Twixie Genie!Twilight after spending who knows how long alone, imprisoned in her bottle. This all made her so desperate for companionship that she became a Jerkass Genie and tricked Trixie into becoming a Genie as well so she wouldn't be alone. She recovers thanks to Trixie and admits being isolated like that had messed with her head.
  • Gunboat Diplomacy: While she's generally a peaceful High Queen Queen Papillon uses this when she comes to speak with Princess Celestia and make peace with Equestria. It's not meant to force ponies into submission, she has no intent of that, it's merely meant to show that they could start a bad war if they wanted to but would prefer to do things peacefully.
  • Half Pony Hybrid: Ipsywitch is currently all but confirmed to be a Sea Pony hybrid.
  • Handicapped Badass: Echo Fleetfoot - a blind Wonderbolt!
  • Hearing Voices: Akai hears voices in her head which she responds to (actually the questions from her followers, in a rare example of giving an in-universe reason for questions aside from simply having a Tumblr).
  • Heel-Face Turn: Discord ended up making one at some point in the past on the Ask Serious Rainbow blog...somehow. Apparently, the Elements turned him good, something that completely confuses Rainbow Dash.
  • Hello, Sailor!: Anchors of the Ponibooru Crufavers has a distinct nautical theme along with the trademarked promiscuity.
  • Hero Killer: The Sultan from Ask Twixie Genies. Not only is he immune to Genie Magic completely, but the only option the heroes have when he shows up is run. As if that wasn't enough, he even seemingly kills Twilight by catching one of her wishes and throwing it back at her.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: In Ask the Fallen Hero's backstory audio logs, it's revealed that the Alicorns were all killed by a mare named Sif. She went down in history as the Crossbred, a menace to the world and a mass murdering freak. In truth the Alicorns were all dying out so they plotted to rip apart the M-Verse and transcend themselves to a higher plane of existence. Doing so would destroy the entire dimension. In the end Sif killed 99% of the alicorns in order to save a world she so dearly loved. But in doing so she was marked down in history as a killer, and her soul is damned to never enter heaven till she redeems herself completely.
  • Heroic Mime: Fluffle Puff of Ask Fluffle Puff fame.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Strong Bad and Fluttershy. And everyone sees it this way.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: The Sultan on Ask Twixie Genies kills Twilight by reflecting the wish she tried using on him back at her. He's then hit with this in return when the resulting rage this causes Trixie results in her bottle breaking, allowing her to blast him to nothing. Could count as a double dose, considering Trixie was presumably able to kill him for the same reason he could kill Twilight, namely that immortals aren't protected by Genie Rules, something she wouldn't have known if he hadn't revealed it.
  • Hidden Depths / Dark and Troubled Past: Queen (former Princess) Chrysalis, so friggin' much.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: Twist, by EVERYONE. Cheerilee grades her homework in pig's blood.
  • Historical Hero Upgrade: In Ask the fallen hero a pony version of Niccolò Machiavelli named Prince is Celestia's most trusted advisor. It is implied that Celestia was a benevolent version of everything Machiavelli liked in a leader.
  • Hitler Ate Sugar: Twist says she really likes Princess Celestia. Celestia is immediately dethroned by angry ponies.
  • Hooker with a Heart of Gold: The OC Ice Pack definitely qualifies, as evidenced by his handling of Apple Bloom.
  • Hostile Show Takeover: For a short while, Sweetie Bot Replies was taken over by Thrakerzod and the crusaders from the Mentally Advanced universe. Sweetie Bot eventually returns and chases them away (and it's implied that Mentally Advanced!Apple Bloom was "deleted").
    • This has been something that has occasionally happened on many different blogs, not even just pony blogs. In fact Putuk once had all three of his blogs (said blogs starred Scootabot, Silver The Hegdgehog and Team Rocket's Frillish) switched around. askrobotnik also once had his minions and several guest artists including the mods of pony askblogs take over his blog while Robotnik was away. Additionally Cupitite, Discorderly Conduct and askpinchy had their blogs taken over by Disney characters (Ursula, Hades, and Lilo respectively).
  • Hot-Blooded: Ask Hot Blooded Pinkie, naturally.
    Senketsu: Hot! Your blood is too hot!!
    Hotblooded Pinkie Pie: This is as cool as it gets, buddy.
  • Ho Yay:invoked Absolutely everywhere.
  • Identical Stranger: Manehattan Babs' two fellow Manehattan branch CMC are this to Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon. There names are also Diamond Spoon and Silver Tiara. She doesn't notice.
  • Idiot Ball: In-Universe, anyone who signed up for the Vocational Death Cruise — a "cruise" with numerous mentions of death in the name, locales, and invitation, hosted by Santalestia, a Bad Santa version of Celestia who gave out lumps of foal meat instead of coal. Lampshaded by one of the Rarity blogs, which highlighted all the mentions of "death" in the invitation and declined by saying "A lady is not stupid."
  • I'm A Ponytarian: Pinkamina from Ask Pinkamina.
  • Informed Flaw: In universe example in the Discord Whooves blog: Derpy is apparently unattractive and "a fatass" but she's drawn the same as the other ponies. This is most likely just the Doctor being a Jerkass though.
  • Interactive Comic: Moonstuck, drawn by the one and only Egophiliac.
  • Interface Screw: Recent updates in Discorded Whooves show that Dissy's discording is becoming so unstable that its actually begun to rewrite the asks Dissy received so it looks like they're encouraging his assholish actions. In some cases, it outright destroys the asks!
  • Kavorka Dragon: Gender-flipped with Crackle...or, rather, Chrysalis disguised as Crackle
  • Jackass Genie: Lady Babylon, the Big Bad of the Ask Pony Discord blog. She runs a shop and claims to be able to get ponies anything they want, for a price, which may include getting what they want anyway if it fits her plans. However, she's implied to be some kind of demonic creature that takes sadistic pleasure in turning the wish back on the wisher and feeds off feelings of temptation, greed, and lust. The wisher gets exactly what Babylon says they'll get, but there's always some kind of catch to it. However, she actually is fair when dealing with with other villains most of the time, since she still gets to see ponies suffer as a result (except one time which was all trying to get Serious Rainbow to release her with her Elements of Harmony forged Desert Eagle, which didn't work).
    • Deconstructed in the "Twixie Genies" blog. There, Twilight is a genie who purposefully misinterperets Trixie's wishes until the latter wishes to be powerful "like her", which gets Trixie turned into a genie herself. After several entries worth of Twilight teasing and flirting with Trixie, a few users ask how Twilight became a genie and why she acts the way she does, which Trixie answers: Twilight had her own encounter with a Jackass Genie who tricked her into becoming a genie. When Trixie happened upon her bottle, Twilight turned her into a genie so she wouldn't have to be alone anymore. Together they started the blog so Twilight could get back in contact with her friends and family.
    • Word of god for Ask the fallen heroes says that the Doctor believes this is what Discord is. And since he has evidence supporting this, he could be right.
  • Jerkass Ball: After someone suggests the CMC become "soda jerks" to get a CMC, they start gossiping about Lyra drinking sodanote .
  • Jumping the Shark: In-Universe, askvaudeville posted some stream art including an absurd drawing of a shark. Askborisbadenov reblogged this post and said the shark was a totally real character from Season 5 of his show who lead to the show's cancellation.
  • Just Desserts: Japplejack's plan for dealing with Appelox is to eat him.
  • Killer Game Master: Twilight in Ask Sexy Spitfire.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Pinkamena on the Ask Hotblooded Pinkie blog. Not only is she kind of disturbing, she beats the tar out of Pinkie without much effort. It gets to the point that Pinkie is forced to try a Taking You with Me attack.
    • The Sultan from Ask Twixie Genies. Not only was he the one who turned Twilight into a Genie in the first place, anything involving him is much more serious than the rest of the largely comedy and romance based story the blog normally tells and he proves to be a Hero Killer level threat upon showing up. He even seemingly kills Twilight by reflecting her attack back at her.]] Plus, just look at him!
    • Onyx looks to be this for Ask Princess Twilight Sparkle considering he's a Serial Killer and aspiring mass murder who's powers run on the Power Of Hate, effectively making him a Walking Wasteland.
  • Knight Templar: The sultan from Ask Twixie Genies. While he wanted to protect his subjects from the evil members of the djinn race, he tried to imprison them all, good and evil. This did not end well.
  • Large Ham: Hot-Blooded Pinkie lives this trope.
    • Acetic Rarity does a good job of it too, aspiring to be epic in all things.
  • Let's Get Dangerous: Sexy Spitfire is normally friendly, warm and laid back, but when the Shadowbolt who murdered her mentor attempts to kidnap Rainbow Dash, she shows off just why she's captain of the Wonderbolts.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Human Luna pretty much switches between two outfits throughout the blog. This is justified however, as Luna has pretty much zero interest in fashion.
  • Little Miss Badass: Ruby Pinch will be this on occasion, like so.
  • Love At First Botched Stabbing: How The Master and Miss Pinkamena met.
  • Lover Tug-of-War: Fluffle Puff finds herself between Queen Chrysalis and Princess Cadance in this after the latter gets a dose of Cuteness Overload upon seeing her (Fluffle Puff, of course).
  • Luke, I Might Be Your Father: Murderflank might be Twist's father. Not that he would admit it.
  • Mama Bear: Celestia and Luna's mother in the Moonfall blog.
    • Dinky from the Discord Doctor universe is an inverted example, being very protected of her mother. So when the Doctor is about to beat Derpy again, she responded by throwing a brick at his face.
    • Queen Papillon is a benevolent Changeling Queen, but do not harm her subjects or her children (many of which are in both groups). She tends to react violently to that.
  • The Man Behind the Man: On Ask Stalker Trixie, it turned out her mother, and alternate version of Hazel Lulamoon was this to Trixie's sister Azure. Then it turned out the Tabula Rasa was actually controlling both of them as part of an Assimilation Plot.
  • Meaningful Background Event: In this post it is revealed that Apple Jack is going out with Rainbow Dash; but that's not the shocker. It ends up showing that rainbow dash's wings are deformed. This being caused by the Council, it is listed as a reason to justify her Roaring Rampage of Revenge. But because it is only mentioned once it is obvious to say she has coped with the fact she can not fly.
  • Medium Blending: Whereas all the other characters are depicted with vectors from the show or the toyline, Sweetiebell in Ask Terry is depicted with her actual toy.
  • Mind Rape: Practically a trademark of The Master. Often followed by the physical variety.
  • Mind Screw: In Ask the Crusaders, Pinkie Pie explains how the Fourth Wall works so that the CMC can be able to break it to make answering questions easier. Eventually, Pinkie Pie reveals to them the secret that allowed her to break it so many times...
    Pinkie Pie: The secret... is that we don't exist.
  • Minor Injury Overreaction: Fluffle Puff is hospitalized after being "booped" on the nose.
  • Mood-Swinger: Biporarity is about... it's all there in the title.
  • Mood Whiplash: Ask the fallen heroes has an incredibly jarring one. First it shows a teary eyed reunion between the presumed dead Applejack and here team. Then in the next post it shows the former enslaved people of Hoofington brutally murder Filthy Rich. Then it cuts to a day later were we find former enslaved Vinyl Scratch reuniting with Octavia Melody.
  • Morality Pet: Sweetie Belle to Rarity in Ask Lil Miss Rarity.
    • Miss Twilight Sparkle is one to Discorded Whooves. Yes, even when Discorded, The Doctor still has loved ones.
      • So much so that when he finds out she's in danger from a Serial Killer, he actually manages to revert back to his normal self when his followers tell him that tracking down the killer is the best way to protect her.
      • Now Jack has arrived in Ponyland as well, which seems to be keeping the Doctor's Discorded self more under control than before.
    • Ruby Pinch occasionally fill the role for Meanie Belle, as she's one of the few ponies Meanie Belle actually likes.
    • Screwball for Discord on the Ask Pony Discord blog. He's still a Jerkass to everypony else, but she's about the closest thing he has to a friend (unlike some interpretations, she's not his daughter in this version).
    • Fluffle Puff has become this for Queen Chrysalis. She tries to say she's just using the little gal for her own ends...but she actually does care about her.
    Queen Chrysalis: I mean what's so special about this? All you do is follow me around. Constantly giving me affection and letting me feed on you...doing everything possible to cheer me up whenever I have even the slightest frown...caring about me unconditionally...As if I was no different than anyone else...*Hugs Fluffle Puff.*
  • MST3K Mantra: Invoked when Sweetie Belle gets more questions regarding pony fur.
    Sweetie Belle: I am a magical talking unicorn. Your argument is invalid.
  • Mundane Utility: Copycat from Ask Twilight and Copycat is a shapeshifter capable of turning into almost anything. She uses it to have an good Nightmare Night costume.
  • The Multiverse: Given the massive number of character blogs, multiple versions of many characters exist. Some blogs seem to interact as though they share the same universe (such as "Ask Octavia" and "Ask Vinyl Scratch"), while others will have temporary crossovers: "Ask Twilight Sparkle Anything" has met at least two alternate versions of herself, the Vocational Death Cruise has over 100 universes interacting with each other, and most of the female characters have had some kind of interaction with Discord Whooves.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Hotblooded Pinkie's reaction to accidentally destroying the Earth.
  • Narcissist: Statued Discord fell in love with his own reflection in Whirly's eyes.
  • Nice Hat: Inkie in Ask the Pie Sisters has quite the collection of these.
    • Sweetie Belle (or Meanie Belle) is Ruby Pinch's Nice Hat.
    • Discord Whooves' fedora definitely counts as well.
    • Wonderfully Wise Wizard Trixie sports a very nice derby. With her iconic purple-with-stars style on the band.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Hotblooded Pinkie's version of Pin The Tail On The Donkey didn't turn out so well.
  • Nightmare Face: Loona, again.
    • Twilight on Ask Twilight Sparkle (also called Ask Sketchy Twilight) blows her out of the water after reading Cupcakes.
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: Pinkamina.
  • Nonindicative Name: Inspite of the url and blog name of Blitz Gets All the Mares, the Rainbow Blitz of said blog has yet to "get any mares".
  • N-Word Privileges: The only reason Niggertron gets away with this is because he's black himself.
  • OC Stand In: All the ones based on characters from the show are this really, but especially the ones based on background ponies and Wonderbolts.
  • Oh, Crap: The Cutie Mark Crusader's reaction to seeing their Face on a Milk Carton after returning from the Vocational Death Cruise.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Onyx from Ask Princess Twilight Sparkle, who takes a disturbingly child-like pleasure in killing everypony around him. He even tells Celestia that he'll kill and destroy everypony in Equestria to make her suffer, then kill her. Word of God has said calling him a 'watch the world burn' type works as a description. This is also why his fate his so fitting: he's imprisoned in Tartarus; a dead place where there's nothing for him to destroy and no living thing close enough for him to kill (and with his powers suppressed, having no way of doing it anyway).
  • Only Sane Man: Spike in Ask Paranoid Twilight, Sweetie Belle in Ask Lil Miss Rarity.
    • A very subtle one in ask the the Fallen heroes; After the former enslaved citizens of Hoofington brutally murder they're captor, they all begin to cheer. Except for Bon Bon who is standing in the background shocked.
    "Guys... We just killed someone."
  • Open Secret: Human Rainbow Blitz confesses to his love of Tickle Torture just two posts in.
    "Just... don't tell that to anyone, OK?!"
  • Our Genies Are Different: Genies on the Ask Genie Twilight blogs work under different rules than 'traditional' Genies. For one, they're mortals that are transformed into Genies by a magic spell and are at first limited in their power (though still far exceeding even Twilight's power to the point Twilight was able to defeat Trixie when Trixie had the Alicorn Amulet), but can perform any wish they've granted on whim at any time. The Genie also sets the number of wishes a particular master can have, even giving them no limits, and can refuse a wish if they don't want to grant it and some of the limitations they have can be bypassed by a wish (such as no longer being physically connected to their container and being able to grant wishes for beings other than their master, something Spike has wished for Twilight). They also return to their bottle if exhausted or in a deep sleep to rest, something Twilight considers a perk, as the rest is far better than normal rest. Also, if not wished free (which, in context, simply means returning the pony to normal) within three days of becoming a Genie, they cannot be wished free for a thousand years, something Twilight knew and accepted.
    • In Ask Twixie Genies, there are two types of genies, Genies and Djinn. Djinn are immortal, can move about as they please, have powerful ties to one of the four elements, but they cannot grant wishes and while they are immortal, Zephyr Diamond shows that they do begin to age and lose some of their power over time. Genies, by contrast, are much more powerful and can grant wishes, but they are completely bound to their bottle, unable to move more then a few feet away from it.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Stalker Trixie is convinced that a sweater and a pair of glasses is enough to hide her identity. While working as Twilight's assistant "Lulamoon".
  • Perma Stubble: Flutterguy in Just Ask Flutterguy.
  • Planet Eater: Appelox from the Ask Japplejack blog is a devourer of planes of existence!
  • Pointy-Haired Boss: Bastion from Four Inept Guardponies. His reaction to Twilight Sparkle being kidnapped by evil cultists was to panic. When tasked with guarding an ice statue of Celestia he somehow got the idea of surrounding it with "extra crispy" hay bales, which inevitably caught fire. More than once he's jumped off a roof, having forgotten that he's not a pegasus. When Shining Armor gathered all of the sergeants together to select his replacement, Bastion's name was at the very bottom of the list.
  • Poke the Poodle: Any time Grimdark Big Mac tries to be evil.
  • Political Correctness Gone Mad: Whiteymus Prime from Ask Niggertron.
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: Niggertron, though "hero" part is questionable.
  • Pretty Fly for a White Guy: Niggertron's been accused of being just some bigoted Caucasian individual mocking stereotypes on the internet as a joke, but he just laughed the subject off.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Onyx, the second Big Bad of Ask Princess Twilight Sparkle (Sunset Shimmer being the first). A Serial Killer with deadly magic based on the Power Of Hate, he takes child-like glee in his murders and treats his monstrous acts like a game.
    Onyx: (after murdering an innocent civilian) Whoops! Could not understand. Mayhap you speak louder...Wait, you dead! Haha!
  • Pun: What Pun Pony from Ask Pun is best at. Her cutie mark is even a one-liner.
  • Raise Him Right This Time: Ask Baby Discord has this happen to Discord after an accident reverted him to an infant, seemingly erasing his memories (though its implied he's having nightmares that may be related), after which Fluttershy acts as a foster mother. Though recently, another Discord seems to be trying to undo her work.
  • Rape as Drama/ Villainous Incest: From Braeburn to Applejack in the Ask Crapplejack blog. This has been shown to have possibly gone back much farther and might've contributed to her drinking problem.
  • Recursive Fanfiction: Many are based on specific fanfics.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Roboshi has the friendlier variation.
    • Mister Clever gets these when he gets really angry. At this point he's almost impossible to reason with and may attack anyone nearby.
  • Reference Overdosed: It's hard to find an AskMat2 update that DOESN'T contain some manner of reference.
  • Reluctant Monster: Cteno is every bit a sweet, sensitive, normal girl who just happens to be a pony-shaped blob monster.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critters: Chubbies! Most of the blogs based on fillies are this too.
  • Ridiculously Pony Robots: Any blog starring a robot character.
  • Rule 63: Ask a Bishonen Pony/My Little Bishonen.
    • Ask King Metamorphosis was originally this but was changed to respect the universe canon.
    • And most recently, Ask Human Rainbow Blitz.
    • Roboshi of the Ponibooru Crufavers has a popular female version of him known as Robo-she.
    • Blitz Gets All the Mares is a NSFW blog based on the fanfic "On a cross and arrow" where the main universe mane six find themselves in a rule 63 universe.
    • This once became a bit of a bandwagon, with several blogs doing it to the point where one even had a mad scientist who claimed to have released a variant of Poison Joke known as Gender Joke, but that never really caught on, in spite of most of the genderswaps being the result of poison joke, even when it wouldn't make much sense for the poison joke to do so.
  • Retcon: The Coop has recently rebooted going from a gameshow style blog to more of a slice of life blog much like most other blogs of it's nature.
  • Running Gag: Few things are universal across these blogs, but pretty much every single one of them gets a visit from a Pony Chubby at one point or another.
  • The Scrappy: Twist from the Hate Mail for Twist blog is an In-Universe example.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: "Statued Discord Replies" has Discord answering the question from inside his statue, due to [WiFi] internet devices being set up attached to it. He eventually escapes by reforming like Canon!Discord.
    • Twixie Genies have the entity that Twilight was tricked into releasing that turned her into a Genie in the first place. It turns out to be an ancient sultan imprisoned by the Djinn for his prejudice actions in imprisoning all Djinn good and evil.
    • Onyx from ''Ask Princess Twilight Sparkle is revealed to have been this. He was imprisoned in stone by the Elements of Harmony thousands of years ago, revealing how he has a long extinct magic.
  • Sealed Inside A Pony Shaped Can: Basically the entire plot of Ask Pony Discord, the Princesses decided to imprison Discord's spirit in an Earth Pony body to teach him a lesson about the beings he sees as playthings. He even refers to himself as such at one point. We find out later that the Big Bad Lady Babylon is in a similar predicament thanks to Discord's little brother Pakak sealing her in pony form, though she seems less restrained than Discord is.
  • Shapeshifter Default Form: Copycat from Ask Twilight and Copycat is a shapeshifter and spends most of her time in a form created by combining traits of various ponies who's she's copied in the past. According to her, her true form is made of magic...stuff.
  • Shout-Out: In Askironwill's "hearts and hooves day" post for 2013, the arist took the the character's advice giving nature, and made a quite obvious reference to Peanuts.
  • Shown Their Work: Most of the blogs can be tied into a loose continuity with the show, but the creators of "Statued Discord Replies" have repeatedly gone the extra mile to make Discord true-to-form, including his occasional break into rhyme for some of the replies. For example, here he is lamenting on his situation to the rhythm of Portal's "Still Alive"; Someone even put those verses into a proper song.
    • Likewise, the guy behind Discord Whooves is very well-versed in Doctor Who lore, and the references can get pretty obscure.
    • Ask the Pie Sisters' author is clearly well-versed in geology.
    • The person behind Ask The Fallen Heroes has stated many times that he loves world building. And if you go on the blog you will find lore expanding on: Gods, ancient heroes, old tales, ancient mass genocides, the creation of magic and the origins of the Doctor himself.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: In Ask the Pie Sisters, Pinkie is her usual crazy self, Inkie is an introvert Fluttershy Expy (lampshaded when it's noted the two are very good pen pals), and Blinkie is somewhere in the middle.
    • Pinkie makes frequent appearances in Ask Octavia, which plays with the "Pinkie is Octavia's sister" theory by having them be cousins instead.
  • Sixth Ranger: The mod of Ask The Crusaders added Babs Seed to the blog shortly after "One Bad Apple" aired, pointing out they did it because they are ask the Crusaders, which would logically include their Sixth Ranger.
    • The Ace Wings of AskTheAceWings and By extension, their original combined form, Ace Wing are Technically 5th rangers, but as the Ace Brigade are heavily based on J.A.K.Q. which initially had four, with Big One acting the as Sixth Ranger, they also count. Due to their orgin and similarity to the Go-On Wings whom they are based on, they both count as the Fifth ranger of the Ace Brigade
  • Slasher Smile: Pinkamina does this regularly.
  • Sliding Scale of Fourth Wall Hardness: Due to the nature of askblogs, none of them really have a completely solid fourth wall, however from there it varies from blog to blog.
    Rainbow Blitz: Wait. How can you hold the ask?
    Serious Rainbow: I don't have a fourth wall.
  • The Sociopath: Pinkamina and Scootaloo.
  • Soul Jar: Blood Mage Sweetie Belle became one of these to Rarity when she used Blood Magic to save her life.
  • Split Personality: The version of Hazel Lulamoon from the Ask Stalker Trixie blog has this. One side is kind, but the other side is psychotic. Pretty much Pre and Post-Heel-Face Turn Hazel in the same body.
  • Spot the Imposter / Bluff the Impostor: In Four Inept Guardponies, A changeling once impersonated Shining Armor. Monolith caught the real one by saying they'd accidentally set the training hall on fire. The changeling reacts with anger that one might expect from a superior officer, the real Shining Armor just sighs and says "Again?"
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Sweetie Belle from Ask The Crusaders ever since the Vocational Death Cruise, especially whenever her crush on Button comes up.
  • Stalker Without A Crush: Essentially the entire point of Ask Stalker Trixie, Trixie stalking Twilight Sparkle and company in an attempt to figure out friendship.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: Opalescent Pearl developed a...disturbing case of this for King Sombra while he was enslaving the Crystal Ponies.
  • Stylistic Suck: Ask Terry, a Fan Sequel to this parody comic.
  • "Super Sentai" Stance: The Ace Wings do this sometimes, though usually separately as part of the various roll calls they have been in.
  • Take That: Hot-Blooded Pinkie was once called a Michael Bay movie given life. What is she gonna do next? Watch the good Transformers movie.
  • Teen Pregnancy: Scootaloo who is thirteen when it happen.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Genie Twilight delivers one to her Discord after spending time being the butt of his (somewhat tamer due to his Heel-Face Turn but still cruel) jokes, finally having enough when he Discorded her at the request of some viewers, which she quite reasonably hates when he undoes it. It actually makes him feel guilty for once and is notably the only time in the entire blog to that point Twilight actually threatened someone with her powers.
    Discord: Twilight, I was just-
    Genie Twilight: SHUT UP! I've been badmouthed, laughed at, given dishonest suggestions, my horn taken away, annoyed by your idea of fun, and just overall had a bad time! And you just did the one thing I hated you most for when you were "still evil"?! If it weren't for the fact I'd be betraying Fluttershy's trust by doing so, I'd turn you to stone on the spot. Forget the Elements of Harmony, with what I can do now I could return you to a rather similar fate by myself. Just get out of here Discord. Leave my sight.
    Big Macintosh: Ah don’t, but do yah know what havin’ one of the most important parts of yah used tah break your heart and make yah somethin’ yah ain’t? AJ does. So do her friends. How about havin’ yer mind put in the body of a dog? Or bein’ turned into a zombie? Or havin’ yer baby girl turned inta a muffin?…No, of course yah don’t, doin’ that’s yer idea of fun, ain’t it? Let meh ask yah this; can yah name ONE time durin’ that reign of yers yah cared what happened tah someone that wasn’t you?
  • Tickle Torture/Friendly Tickle Torture: Judging from his very first post, Human Rainbow Blitz will likely go through a LOT of this.
  • Time Skip: Several, though it's often alluded to what happened during said skip. Examples include Adult Applebloom, Ask Captain Pipsqueak, Ask Heroic Pipsqueak & Pumpkin, and others.
  • Time Travel: Stalker Trixie has tried it a couple of times to alter her own past. The first time resulted in a Bad Future where, while she was in a position of power, Nightmare Moon won and ruled the world which she had to undo. The second time...somehow resulted in her age regressing the entire world. Even Celestia has no idea how she managed to screw the spell up that badly.
  • Toilet Humour: The whole point behind Sweetie Poo.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: Lil' Miss Rarity.
    • Same goes for the Master— being butchered by Miss Pinkamena is actually fun for him.
  • Toon Physics: Pinkie Pies often have this, naturally.
    • Screwball from Ask Pony Discord can exploit this as well, as she's Pinkie Pie's cousin in that universe and the toon powers are genetic, however Pinkie is established as being far better at it than her. On one occasion she used them, it was even referred to in caption as 'Pie Family Cartoon Powers.'
  • Tragic Monster: Blank Applebloom makes herself as one.
  • Trailers Always Spoil: In Ask the fallen hero the header for the homepage and the backround, both have Doctor Whooves cutie mark. Implying that Twilight isn't the actual Protagonist
  • Troll: Pretty much any Discord tends to indulge in this. In fact, one Discord's contribution to Serious Rainbow's war with Starscream consisted of trolling the sanity out of Starscream until Screamer had a Villainous Breakdown.
    Mod: Discord is a troll. He tends to troll people.
  • Tsundere: "Meanie" Belle.
  • Two-Faced: Happens to Onyx on Ask Twilight Sparkle when Celestia crushes him with several bolders.
  • Undying Loyalty: The version of Sunset Shimmer from the Ask Princess Twilight Sparkle blog has this towards Princess Celestia and is her motivation for attacking Twilight due to her 'allowing' Celestia to get hurt during Chrysalis' invasion. It turns out she's actually projecting HER OWN guilt over failing to protect the Princess at the wedding onto Twilight and when actually confronted by Celestia herself has a Heel Realization.
  • Unkempt Beauty: You'd think a pony stripped of their fur would not look very cute. Sweetie Belle proves you wrong.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Trixie on 'Ask Twixie Genies' goes into this after the Sultan seemingly kills Twilight, who she discovers was about to propose to her. Her anger is such that she shatters her lamp and frees herself. She then proceeds to more or less incinerate the Sultan.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: When Neighthan is confronted with a zombie kitty he only asks if it's Toki's before going back to his paper.
  • Valley Girl: Ask 80's Cheerilee. Like, totally!
  • Villainous Breakdown:
  • Villain Protagonist: Quite a few, given how these blogs work. However, a stand out is King Sombra from Ask King Sombra. While he does gradually soften up due to his Morality Pet Coffee Talk, he's still a self centered Jerkass who doesn't care a lot of innocent ponies and Crystal Wolves got killed, and now recently a herd of Dragon only because was part of a deal
  • Villain Song: Statued Discord sings a version of 'You Never Had A Friend Like Me' to Baby Discord trying to win him over.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Bishonen!Applejack in Ask a Bishonen Pony.
  • Walking Wasteland: Onyx, the Big Bad of Ask Princess Twilight Sparkle, is this due to running on the Power Of Hate, which in this universe is essentially the power of destruction, destroying any magic that comes within a certain radius of him simply by existing, which can include the magic of life.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Cteno's gooey flesh dissolves instantly upon contact with water, leaving only her skeleton intact.
  • Wham Line: From the 'Ask Stalker Trixie Blog'
    Azure Lulamoon: Azure Lulamoon always leaves the audience in awe.
    Scootaloo: I...I... I failed...I failed my flight exam.
    Doctor (to Time Turner): Maybe I'm just being silly, being me and all, but... I find it funny that of all the forms a changeling could have taken... it took the form of another Derpy. Just for you. ... I see. ... Me too.
    • Ask the Fallen heroes has one, but it is only a heavy hitter if you watched Doctor who.
    Doctor: The Master is alive?!
  • Wham Shot: Ask Twixie Genies has an example with Trixie's lamp shattering in response to her rage at the Sultan seemingly murdering Twilight. Note, a Genie being freed is supposed to be impossible.
  • What Beautiful Eyes: Both Discord Whooves and the Pie Sisters have been noted to have lovely eyes.
    • Played with when Whirly asks Statue Discord to the prom. He turns her down, but then Whirly gives give him Puppy-Dog Eyes which causes Discord to fall in love... with his own reflection in her eyes! He then asks himself our to the prom.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Genie Twilight gives one to the Twixie Genies over their choice of going into a self imposed exile to avoid someone with evil intentions finding them, pointing out that if that happened, they could just twist the wishes to avoid them causing harm, and more importantly for not thinking how much this choice would hurt their friends. They realize she's right and have her blow down the wall keeping ponies from reaching them so they can set things right.
    • Later, Applejack and Rainbow Dash are clearly ticked with Twilight for not thinking about contacting them this whole time. Rainbow Dash, who thought this was because Twilight stopped caring about them, relents when Twilight explains she was forced into a life of maddening exile with little hope of ever seeing them again, but Applejack took it much harder because Twilight thought a single letter telling them she was okay would be enough to apologize for hurting them.
  • Whole Plot Reference: Ipsywitch, to the work of HP Lovecraft.
  • Wretched Hive: Ponyville in Discorded Whooves. Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy are dead, Applejack and Rarity are batshit insane, Twilight is a broken shell of her former self due to all this, the crime rate is so high that Mayor Mare resigned in shame and parents are too afraid to let their kids go outside at any time, and now there's a seriel killer on the loose. Most of the police are incompetent, and the one officer who is competent, Warden, is a Knight Templar obsessed with pinning all the town's problems on the Doctor.
  • You Fool!: Basically everyone's reaction after Garble told Celestia what he thought of her.
    Anonymous: Garble you idiot!
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Roboshi.
  • You Keep Using That Word: One tumblr pony drops the whole line when anonymous calls him autistic for creating an ask blog specifically about a pony with human genitalia.
  • Your Head Asplode: Cteno's head literally explodes whenever she sneezes. Luckily she can regenerate, being a Cute Monster Pony with a body made mostly of goo.
  • You're Insane!: Twilight's reaction to Japplejack's plan to eat Appelox in order to stop him from eating Equestria. But in the end she admits they have no other plan that might work so they'll have to try it.
  • Yuri Genre: A lot of the blogs qualify.

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