Machinima / Pinkie Pie's Exciting Adventure

Pinkie Pie's Exciting Adventure is a Garry's Mod tennis series created by TheInvertedShadow and BriefCasey795 on Youtube. The link to the playlist of the episodes so far can be found here.

The series mainly uses characters from My Little Pony (Along with some custom pony characters by The Inverted Shadow, some for this series), and Team Fortress 2 (Mainly using TF2 "Freaks") in a setting across maps in GMod alone.

As the title suggests, the series stars Pinkie Pie, who is suddenly separated from the rest of her friends while they are out somewhere by a mysterious unicorn with strong magic who is only visible as a shadow with eyes, and after suddenly gaining an unknown power in a tight situation that grants her some magic abilities, she teams up with Pinkis Cupcake after freeing her from the Unicorn's mind control in a fight, who (unbeknowest to Pinkie) is a doppelganger of Pinkie from another timeline that bears the abilites of Painis Cupcake while still having traits of Pinkie, albeit not being cheery like Pinkie is.

The two, having a bone to pick with the unicorn for their situations, set out to look for Pinkie's friends and defeat the unicorn.

The first part of the series was uploaded by TheInvertedShadow on December 8th, 2013, and the latest part was uploaded on November 17th, 2015. Word of God says that the script for Part 6 has been completed as of January 2016, and has begun animating Part 6 in June of 2016.

Only spoilers that are spoilers to one round will be marked for each respective one. The Overall and Other folders have spoilers for the entire series marked.


This series contains examples of:

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    Overall 
  • Action Girl: Pinkie Pie, and Maud.
  • Ambiguous Gender: The Unicorn. While it has a masculine voice heard in Part 3 onwards and its non voice acted clips are taken from the Invoker from Dota 2, its appearance looks like Trixie colored black. Pinkis and Fluttershy use opposite pronouns when referring to the unicorn.
    Pinkis Cupcake: Who does that unicorn think he is picking outta ya like that?
    Fluttershy: O-oh, please don't make me remember the horrible things she did to us...Just look what she did to me!
  • Battle Aura: Pinkie (and later Maud) has this whenever her powers are in use.
  • Big Bad: The Unicorn though subverted in Part 4, where it is shown that not only it its "Masterpiece" seen at the end of Part 3, but rather a downplayed Legion of Doom, as it has its mind controlled right hand woman Nekosa, and several other mind controlled henchmen, sending a new one out when the time calls.
  • Black Comedy: While the deaths of most enemies are usually somewhat violent, they're not really gory and only blood shows, but also usually at least have an element of goofiness to them. (Ex: The magically created Demoman (who stands for a few seconds before collapsing after being decapitated by a projectile shovel) in Part 3, and the deaths of Gravy Guitarman (who is flung right into a wall after being blasted by a rocket, instantly killing him, but not before briefly staying splatted before hitting the ground, complete with a TF2 kill icon) and Robot Engie (whose head rolls after being torn apart offscreen with blood splattering) in Part 4, and when the Bonk Golem is killed by Maud in Part 5, after many shots of it having a demented face, its facial expressions just scream how screwed he is.
    • However, this might be only because the only deaths so far have been of TF2 centric ones. There has yet to be a non-TF2 character killed in the story.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity:
    • This happens when the mind controlled Pinkis Cupcake just stands there long enough for Pinkie to break free from her restraints from her newfound power in Part 1.
    • During the fight between Pinkie and The Unicorn, the Unicorn attacks Pinkie from behind, has her cornered, but just mocks her, allowing Pinkie to get back up and attack.
    • Happens again in Part 4 with Captain Demoman after both sides noticing Derpy is somehow gone. He just mocks them albeit having his charged weapon at the ready. Though he's still standing there long enough for Derpy to take him out.
    • Happens yet again in Part 5 when The Bonk Golem just sits there angrily when the heroines briefly remark on the difficulty of the fight rather than attacking them when they're open at once.
  • Cliffhanger: At the end of every part in the series.
  • Continuity Nod: Several, in reference to Shadow and Casey's previous tennis Derpy Vs The Gang of 10 Greeds.
    • The fact that MikotoNui (the voice actress for Derpy) reprises her role already is one on its own.
    • The Breaking the Fourth Wall text joke in Part 2 is done in the same way from Part 6 of the previous series.
    • When Pinkie and Pinkis come across the burnt dead bodies of two freaks, [[Super Monday Night Combat The Veteran, Wario (Albeit all that remains is his hat), and King Dedede. (All of which were killed by a bomb by Derpy in Part 9 of the previous series.)
    • Slightly at the end of Part 3 with the fact that where Derpy comes in is the same location as where she was in the ending to the previous one.
    • At the end of Part 2, where Pinkie and Pinkis start their exploration, the car that was used on the Veteran to defeat him in Part 7 of the previous one is still there.
    Pinkis Cupcake: Not even gonna question why there's a car of sorts right there...
  • Darker and Edgier: Compared to the previous tennis series Casey and Shadow worked on, this falls into that rather early in the story. Namely Part 2 onward.
  • Evil Laugh: A given for The Unicorn, who has done this in every round so far, voiced or by an Invoker voice clip.
  • Excuse Plot: Pinkie has been separated from her friends who are all in their own troubles, and has to go save them while the Unicorn throws his mooks at her. Though subverted in Part 5 where the Unicorn's motives start to become more apparent.
  • Genki Girl: While Pinkie is more serious in this series, there are moments where she does retain this trait.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Any mind controlled mook by the unicorn has only the eye whites visible.
  • Gosh Dang it To Heck!: None of the canon pony characters curse. Averted with Pinkis, though.
    Pinkie Pie: Oh my Celestia! What happened to you, Fluttershy?
    Pinkis Cupcake: ...God dammit, I thought we got rid of that guy! Move, you stupid Demoman!
  • Knight of Cerebus: The Unicorn or anything affiliated with it. Almost every time it appears, things don't end up looking so good, especially if some dark music is thrown in.
  • Leave the Camera Running: Various shots in some scenes of Part 2 onward do this. This is likely to avoid animating lipsync in some points. However, this happens less as the parts progress, but this goes down by a huge amount in Part 5.
  • Legion of Doom: See Big Bad above.
  • Leitmotif: Music from Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is usually used whenever the Unicorn shows up.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: According to Word of God, for a Garry's Mod animation series with voice acted characters, this is one of the major reasons why every part takes so long to make due to the amount of voice actors involved. Especially every part from Part 4 onward due to sheer number of characters that would almost always appear. (Such as Pinkie, Pinkis, The Unicorn, Derpy, Nekosa, and Maud.)
  • Mind Manipulation: Pretty much how The Unicorn gets his mooks.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: This applies to Pinkie in every part so far, from learning to hide via teleporation, using magic attacks from thin air, to countering enemy magic. Though this is lampshaded by her in Part 4 when she turns Fluttershy back to normal, and she wonders how it was all possible. Pinkis briefly theorizes on how with what they have combined with Pinkie's magic.
  • Oh My Gods!: So far, this happens with the pony characters. Zig-Zagged with Pinkis, though. (See quotes on Gosh Dang It to Heck! above.)
    Pinkis Cupcake: (Upon seeing Fluttershy in Part 3): Mother of Celestia...
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Invoked. It's very clear that Pinkie, while normally cheerful and hyper, is a lot more serious than she normally is in many parts of the tennis, and Word of God has stated in a Q&A that the plot is showing that Pinkie is basically showing a more serious side of herself throughout the story and that she can fend for herself in such a situation, granted she has companions.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Rather downplayed, since most of the time, the Unicorn has mind controlled minions or magically created entities go and try to destroy Pinkie and her party. We get to see a bit more of this as the parts go on, as it can be inferred that he's doing this since he's always on the move preparing for more methods to try and take Pinkie and her party out, but also make sure everything to awaken his "Masterpiece" is under way, such as sending Nekosa to check on Twilight Sparkle.
  • Recycled Soundtrack: As a series made with Garry's Mod, this is a given. Tracks from various media (Usually Video Games) is used in many different parts.
  • Shout-Out
  • The Stinger: Happens in a few Parts, starting with Part 3.
  • Spock Speak: The Unicorn and Nekosa talk in a similar way to this most of the time.
  • Suddenly Voiced: A minor example. The characters aren't given voice acted lines until Part 2, but the Unicorn starts speaking in Part 3.
  • Surveillance as the Plot Demands: The Unicorn is sometimes seen just watching over the heroes, likely in order to properly execute an attack.
  • Wide Eyes and Shrunken Irises: All of the Parts so far have this in different sections.

    Part 1 
  • Cerebus Syndrome: The video starts out with a rather humorous disclaimer, and a brief, happy moment between the Mane 6 with a touch of humor before The Unicorn captures them. Then it shifts to Pinkie tied to a wall, with the Unicorn sending away the rest of the Mane 6, and then sending in a mind controlled Pinkis Cupcake to kill Pinkie....brutally. (Based on what she utters)
  • Deus ex Machina: Rather downplayed. Pinkie is helplessly tied to a wall with a mind controlled Pinkis Cupcake about to kill her, until she suddenly gets a power to break free from her restraints. This comes in handy when she fights Pinkis in the next part.
  • Oh, Crap!: When Pinkie sees that what looked like a clone of herself was Pinkis Cupcake under mind control.

    Part 2 
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Pinkie outright states "the first round" (only used in the descriptions of the videos) and " '...that unicorn who we all don't even know who's identity is yet!' ", accompanied by some blue text saying "Breaking the Fourth Wall".
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Pinkis joining Pinkie, though this is downplayed given she was under mind control.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: As Pinkie fires the Party Cannon at the mind controlled Pinkis Cupcake, a rubber duck can be seen in the cannon before it's blocked by the cannon blast.
  • I Can't Do This By Myself: Inverted. After Pinkie explains everything, Pinkis is the one to think about this given the situation. This leads to her teaming up with Pinkie.
  • Oh, Crap!: The mind controlled Pinkis Cupcake when the Party Cannon is pointed right at her face.
  • Shout-Out: A subtle one to ''The Avengers'' with Pinkis Cupcake taking a hit to the head by slamming into a wall, breaking the mind control.
  • Victory Fakeout: After Pinkie blasts away the mind controlled Pinkis Cupcake, it looks like she has been knocked out. Pinkis Cupcake responds with a sudden attack by going Übercharge and tries to pounce Pinkie again. Pinkie quickly dodges it, causing Pinkis to slam headfirst into a wall, knocking her out for good while losing the mind control

    Part 3 

  • Berserk Button: Pinkie having the events of her misunderstanding from "Party of One" somehow brought up to her by the Unicorn.
    The Unicorn: After all, you're still just a ditzy little mare who suffers breakdowns whenever someone doesn't attend her stupid little parties!
    • Doubles as Blatant Lies for Pinkie based on her reaction to this.
    Pinkie Pie: But...that was just one time that I...I..I...NO! You don't know me at all, Unicorn!
  • Big Damn Heroes: Derpy in soldier gear coming in to aid Pinkie and Pinkis against three mind controlled freaks.
  • Big "NO!": When the Unicorn is defeated by Pinkie Pie in a battle, though the voice clip is taken from the Invoker from Dota 2.
  • The Black Dude Dies First: Pinkis Cupcake kills a magically generated Demoman guarding the pipe to where Pinkie was at the start.
  • Cliffhanger: At the end, where the Unicorn is seen creating a Pinkie-like figure while observing its "Masterpiece".
  • Foreshadowing: When Pinkis talks about her friends, she mentions that one of them looks after her like a daughter. The Unicorn overhears this with a sinister look. It isn't until Part 5 where he finally abuses this by turning Rarifruit against her, but also turning her huge into a human.
  • I'm Standing Right Here: Fluttershy says this to Pinkis after she remarks on her current state while being confronted by three mind controlled freaks.
    Pinkis Cupcake: Any other bright ideas, Pinkie? Unless you think your snail friend here can absorb that kind of damage, we're outnumbered here!
    Fluttershy: Um...I'm right here, you know.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: Pinkie does something like this (albeit offscreen) when facing the Unicorn after teleporting away from an attack.
  • Off with His Head!: The magically created Demoman is decapitated from a projectile shovel by Pinkis.
  • This Cannot Be!: The Unicorn has this reaction when Pinkie catches a magic blast from him and sends it back at him, resulting in being defeated.
    The Unicorn: Th-That's impossible!
  • We Will Meet Again: Played straight after the Unicorn's defeat in this part.
    The Unicorn: You may have overpowered me this time, Pinkie! But mark my words...you will not be so lucky next time!
  • "You!" Exclamation: Pinkie does this when she and Pinkis encounter the Unicorn but not before a big gasp.
  • You Have Got to Be Kidding Me!: Pinkis has this reaction when she sees that they are pitted against three mind controlled mooks. Until Derpy shows up.

    Part 4 
  • Bad Boss: In the post outro scene, there are a few instances where the Unicorn berates Nekosa for some flawed thoughts. Nekosa even flinches from that at one point!
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Slightly downplayed. While this part introduces Nekosa, the Unicorn's right hand woman, she is under a stronger mind control, so she's not really willingly working for the unicorn, like all the other mind controlled mooks.
  • Continuity Nod: Several, again in reference to Derpy VS the Gang of 10 Greeds.
    • The start of Derpy's explanation calls back to the ending of the previous tennis series.
    • At the very end of the video where The Unicorn is seen standing near the remains of The Gang of 10 Greeds, using magic on an unknown corpse from the batch.
    • The Muffin Crate from the previous series is seen again. Fluttershy notices it when she goes into the room Derpy previously hid in for safety.
    • When Derpy remarks on the mooks Pinkie and Pinkis have fought after Pinkie's explanation to the preceding events to Derpy.
    Derpy: Well, these guys look more like mind controlled minions than a band of other freaks, that's for sure.
  • Dark Action Girl: Nekosa. Already kinda evident is that she has summonable magic blades.
  • Foreshadowing: Fluttershy wondering about how Twilight and Rarity are after Pinkie mentions that if they had a unicorn with them, they'd be able to change her back easily, and The Unicorn in the post-outro scene claims that despite Fluttershy having been turned back to normal, the rest of Pinkie's friends "are in more dire situations". Come Part 5, and it is indeed true.
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: The Bonk Golem
  • Gory/Scream Discretion Shot/Killed Offscreen/Sound-Only Death: Lattermost is downplayed. When Robot Engie is torn apart with almost all of his remains eaten by Pinkis Cupcake. When he dies, he is heard screaming along with the sound flesh being ripped apart before it's cut off by blood splattering onto the ground along with the sound of flesh being violently torn apart for a short moment. Finally his head rolls onto the ground.
  • Hero of Another Story: In-universe, this is implied for Derpy, but again, it's a Continuity Nod to the previous tennis series.
  • Off with His Head!: Robot Engie after he is killed, complete with a head roll.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The way Derpy kills Captain Demoman from behind is rather similar to Shulk's back-slash attack in his reveal trailer for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U, except that Captain Demoman doesn't go flying, he just falls to the ground dead.
    • The post outro scene of Nekosa being informed about Derpy joining Pinkie and Pinkis by the Unicorn is undoubtedly done in a similar way to The Empire Strikes Back when Darth Vader speaks with the Emperor, especially the dialogue at the start. Oddly enough, the introductory positions are switched, as in the original, the Emperor, who is the one on the hologram is the one introduced, while here, Nekosa, who is speaking to the Unicorn, is the one introduced.
    Nekosa: What have you called me for, my master?
    The Unicorn: Nekosa, it appears we have a new foe aiding the pink one and her doppelganger.

    Part 5 
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Rarifruit is put under mind control, but is also turned into a colossal human version of herself.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Apparently the Unicorn REALLY hates being viewed as weak.
    • Do NOT try to hurt Pinkie when Maud is around. She will fuck you up considering what she's capable of just to protect her sister.
    • If Pinkis finds out that you did anything bad to Rarifruit, she will not take it lightly at all.
  • Big Damn Heroes / Just in Time: When the Bonk Golem has Pinkie in a death grip with Pinkis and Derpy pinned to a wall, Maud comes in unexpectedly, frees Pinkie, and proceeds to brutally take out the Bonk Golem in seconds.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Maud being able to protect Pinkie from anything as long as she's there, such as saving her from a death grip by the Bonk Golem, and then from the Unicorn.
  • Break the Cutie: Just from having to fight Rarity, and being separated from her friends, Pinkie, who is normally a happy go lucky, cheery pony just trying to save her friends, is outright broken down from the situation at hand, even to the point of tears.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: Taken up to eleven in this part. It just usually starts off with the same goal as previous parts, pressing on to save the rest of Pinkie's captured friends while going through whatever else the Unicorn could throw at them, but then an enemy made by him nearly wins until Maud shows up in a nick of time. It still seems to proceed like normal until Pinkie gets ambushed by the Unicorn, while thanks to Maud, they get through, but shit really gets real when they find Rarity, and then is turned against Pinkie and the rest of her party is sent by the Unicorn into their own battle, in which events from the previous series cause a rift between Pinkis and Derpy, and lastly we see Twilight in a torture chamber...yikes.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle / No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: After saving Pinkie and the others from a death grip, Maud dodges everything the Bonk Golem throws at her, and the finishes by brutally destroying it.
  • Determinator: This is brought out in Pinkie by a huge extent when she is forced to fight Rarity, transformed into Nightmare Rarity, all under mind control by the Unicorn. At first, she is broken down by the events before her, but then goes to believe that She can still save her somehow.
    Pinkie Pie: Unicorn...I don't know who or what you are, but I'll make sure that even if I lose this fight...I'LL TAKE YOU WITH ME!!!
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Pinkis has this reaction when Maud incapacitates the Unicorn by snapping his spine in two.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: See above. This was all just because The Unicorn tried to kill Pinkie right in front of Maud.
  • Face–Monster Turn: Even though this was because of the Unicorn's mind control, this happens to Rarity, and later Rarifruit. Both of them Double as Brainwashed and Crazy.
  • Foreshadowing: Pinkis cracks a minor joke on Rarity possibly being turned into a dragon. Later on, we do see a giant counterpart of Rarity as a human.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom:
    • The Bonk Golem's eyes seem to be a bit more pronounced than at the end of Part 4.
    • Rarity has these during her Face–Monster Turn
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Maud uses one of the Bonk Golem's hands against it to cut it open from the top, and then destroy it from the inside.
  • Innocently Insensitive: This happens briefly when Pinkie is only speculating what could have happened to Rarity. Pinkis makes a random guess about her being turned into a giant dragon, but Pinkie's not amused by this at all.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Despite the fact that Rarity is under mind control and has no problem wanting to kill Pinkie, Pinkie still believes she can save Rarity, feeling her friendship through her evil form.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: Pinkie does this again when fighting the Bonk Golem. It does double as a Shout-Out since the gesture she makes is reminiscent of the Hadoken itself.
  • Large Ham / Say My Name:
    The Unicorn (Calling out): Nekosa! (beat) NEKOSA!!!!!
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: On the Equestria Daily page for this part, the image used at the top of the article outright spoils Maud's appearance. Not helped that they refer to it as a Source Filmmaker Animation when it is clearly made in Garry's Mod.
  • Mind Rape: The Unicorn's Masterpiece briefly does this to Pinkie.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: A minor example when Pinkis is set off by the Unicorn, and causes a rift between her and Derpy after the Unicorn implies Derpy was allegedly responsible for getting Rarifruit into the Underworld along with the rest of the Gang of 10 Greeds, which the Unicorn was going to say to Derpy.
    The Unicorn: Oh sweet Celestia, this was easier than I thought! Letting the angry little doppelgagner do my job for me?? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
  • Precision F-Strike: It's noticeable that Pinkis starts cussing a lot more and drops the F bomb a few times when she's mad from learning that it was allegedly Derpy's fault for causing Rarifruit's disappearance.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: The Unicorn has these when he gets angered by how Maud compared the Bonk Golem to other threats.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The subtitle when Nightmare Rarity reveals herself is a reference to the Banjo-Kazooie series.
    • When Maud beats up Commander Private after blocking an attack, it's a direct reference to Fist of the North Star.
  • Tempting Fate: After Derpy catches up with the group after Pinkie is attacked by the Unicorn and Nightmare Rarity, the following happens:
    Derpy Hooves: Well don't just stand there! We gotta help her!
    The Unicorn: (After freezing her, Pinkis, and Maud) Not so fast! I can't have you three fighting this battle for her! So perhaps you should face one of your own! AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
  • Sudden Videogame Moment: When Nightmare Rarity appears, subtitles reminiscent of boss intro subtitiles from the Banjo-Kazooie series appear.
  • That Man Is Dead: Nightmare Rarity is this to Pinkie and co.
  • The Cameo: Fluttershy briefly appears again when Derpy is called to where Pinkie and the others have found Rarity.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • Pinkie is this at end of this, where her magic sees a great boost and she returns to normal size but is also flat maned and has her athletic outfit. The flat mane goes really well with the look, too.
    • Maud Pie, considering what she does, and her fighting spirit truly shows when it seems like even she has a variant of a strange power similar to Pinkie's.
  • Unexpected Character: Let's face it, not that many of you expected that the one who would help Pinkie would be Maud Pie of all ponies.
  • Wham Line: When Pinkie and the group "free" Rarity, remarking on the easiness.
    Pinkie Pie: I would have thought the Unicorn would have done something to you...this was easier than I thought...
    Maud Pie: Almost too easy.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Many are wondering about Fluttershout due to her brief appearance at the start of Part 4, but is absent from this part completely.
    • Word of God says she will return in Part 6, playing a bigger role than just an appearance in Part 4.

    Part 6 

    Other 
  • Ascended Meme: Sort of, given the comment section of Part 3. Vannamelon (The voice actress for Pinkie in Part 3) made a small audio skit of Pinkie learning how Pinkis' name is pronounced, making fun of how she pronounced "Pinkis" ended up sounding like "Pingas", in Part 3. TheInvertedShadow animated it.
  • Early-Bird Cameo:
    • The teaser can come off as this as the video summarizes the events of the previous series, and then Derpy reappears in Part 3.
    • A teaser on Shadow's patreon hinted Maud Pie's appearance in Part 5.
  • Jump Scare: At the end of a video showing a subtle look at the Masterpiece on an image of Pinkie, where what appears to be the unicorn suddenly appears on a distorted version of the same shot before the screen cuts to static.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: At the end of a full video of the previous series, the compilation of clips from PPEA outright spoil Derpy returning. Then again, it is mentioned in the intro that said series would become the main source of inspiration for this one.
  • The Cameo: In the animated blooper, a few non MLP/TF2 characters make appearances. Walkie from the Kirby series as a microphone for Pinkie, Freddy and Foxy from Five Nights At Freddy's serving as cameraman and boom operator respectively, and Dr. Robotnik/Classic Eggman in his Sonic Generations look making an appearance fully for humorous effect with a "PINGAS!" to boot.
    • In the stylistic suck video, The Annoying Dog from Undertale can be seen in various shots.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Stylistic Suck: In this satire video of a supposedly finished Part 6, the characters are just poorly moved around with the physics gun, have text to speech voices, and even the playermodel is visible at one point, ending with the camera being knocked down. All topped with Undertale music playing.


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