Trivia: My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic S4 E7 "Bats!"
- Ascended Fanon:
- Although no-one ever seriously proposed the theory that Fluttershy was a vampire, she was occasionally drawn as one in fanart before this. Since this episode aired, the amount of Vampshy fanart exploded.
- In addition, "Bat-Ponies" in general have been a Fan Favorite for some time now (ever since they first appeared as Luna's guard-ponies in "Luna Eclipsed"), and Flutterbat's design is very similar to how they're generally depicted.note Technically, Flutterbat is not a batpony but a vampire fruit batpony...
- Word of God: On April 1, 2013 (April Fools' Day) Meghan McCarthy tweeted a bunch of fake season 4 episodes, including one called "Bats" (though implying it was like Cats the musical). It raises the question of how many of these tweets were truly fake and how many were subtle hints for the upcoming season.