A series started by YouTube
, and expanded upon by users Blarghalt
and Jake WhyMan
. It is, first and foremost, an absurd parody of the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Spin-Off of the same name
(If you're unaware, it's that alternate universe where the ponies are humanized).
As far as parodies go, it's unique in that it actually predates the movie it's lampooning by four months, when the only information available on the movie was a few pieces of concept art, so that's what was used. Also, all the voices are generated by text-to-speech programs.Watch them if you dare
This series provides examples of
- Anthropomorphic Food: The apple, while not entirely anthropomorphic, is sentient, as is its arch-enemy, the orange.
- Apocalypse How: Applejack and a giant apple fusing together causes "The Appling", which Pinkie decides she must stop.
- Berserk Button: Don't stand in front of Twilight for five hours and explain in excruciating detail how superior you are to her in every single respect. Trixie learned the hard way.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Twilight was quite visibly indoctrinated for several episodes. She appears to have gotten better.
- Brick Joke: "Guess who just got their driver's license?"
- Butt Monkey: Brad
- Canada, Eh?: Caring Cradle features Queen Chrysalis as part of the Socialist Empire of Canadia.
- Cerebus Syndrome: Cosmonaut Quincenera and Dawn of Shimmer, while still comical, are slightly darker in tone.
- Clip Art Animation: The entire style uses cut-out parts of an image of equestria girls that was leaked before it was officially released, and many other sources.
- Credits Gag: Almost all the videos end with fake credits, usually containing names of celebrities or someone fired.
- Jake Whyman (who started as a fan of ZXInsanity's videos before making his own) typically works the other two parodists - ZX and Blarghalt - into his credits, inevitably with absurd job titles. Those two in turn have responded in kind.
- Cross-Dressing Voices: Fluttershy has a male voice in the first episode. In all her later appearances, she has a female one.
- Cyborg: Luna is actually a cyborg ninja.
- Depending on the Writer: ZXInsanity usually portrays Twilight as some being of dark energy, or at least just strange and creepy. In other videos, she's either a Cloud Cuckoolander or a Ridiculously Average Girl.
- The Dragon: Dawn of Shimmer reveals Queen Chrysalis is one to Lauren Faust. Their mission: Take down Hasbro.
- Drives Like Crazy: Pinkie Pie
- Fan Nickname: Before fans learned Flash Sentry's name in the real Equestria Girls film, it was common to call the character 'Brad'. Megan McCarthy even tweeted about it!
- So common was this meme that by the time he actually appears, he's only referred to as "Not-Brad."
- Halfway Plot Switch: Politics starts out with Twilight finding out she's a princess, then joyfully rampaging through Equestria. Afterwards, the story turns its attention to an apple and an orange about to face off in a duel, but are interrupted by Elmo.
- Knight of Cerebus: Sunset Shimmer. While not particularly menacing, when she makes her first appearance in Dawn of Shimmer, the episode starts getting darker.
- Mind Screw: You'll seriously go "What just happened?" after watching these.
- Montage: A two-second one in Barncoming.
- Non-Indicative Name: The title of Poverty implies it will be a, well, Broke Episode. It's not.
- Official Fan-Submitted Content: Several fan-made episodes are counted as part of the "complete saga".
- One-Winged Angel: Sunset Shimmer has this weird Cyborg form, and the apple has some kind of form with a Nice Hat and beefy arms.
- Only Sane Man: Rarity and Fluttershy are probably the most normal of the cast.
- Original Character: Chrysalis has an entire army of them, most of which look like they were made with this creator.
- The Other Darrin: In Brag Busters, Bon Bon randomly switches between female and male voices, often in the middle of a line. Might be a reference to how her voice in the show is never consistent.
- Running Gag: The descriptions on ZXInsanity's episodes frequently suggest that they are leaked/stolen footage.
- Single Episode Handicap: Hospital Visit, where Twilight and Rarity get their Les Yay on.
- Super Mode: The giant apple fused with Applejack has one in Barncoming. It has a hat and beefy arms. Pinkie Pie also has one: Pinkieshiro. There is also Super Saiyan Gummy.
- They Killed Kenny: Brad dies or gets hurt a lot.
- Throw It In: If one of the three creators does something the others like, chances are it'll be referenced in the others' videos. Best example is Brad being Nicolas Cage; Jake Whyman came up with the idea and ZXInsanity declared it canon. Or Applejack only saying "Apples".
- Token Human/Roger Rabbit Effect: Brad is a cutout of a live-action human (usually Nicolas Cage).
- Stylistic Suck: Limited Animation (just using cut-outs of their official humanized art and fan art)? Computer-generated voices?
- The Quiet One: In Sweet and Ballet, Applejack's only line is "Apples."
- In fact, all Applejack ever says is "Apples."