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Web Video: MLP Analysis
The League of Analysis Bronies
MLP Analysis is the name given to a collection of internet reviewers and critics who collectively study the episodes, themes, characters and settings of the popular animated series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, as well as elements of the fandom. In addition, they also review MLP episodes as well as fan projects. Most of them speak through pony OC's of themselves.

While they are a rather large and diverse group, they do have several well-known members such as Silver Quill, Tommy Oliver (aka BronyCurious), AntonyC, Digibrony, ILoveKimPossibleAlot (KP), Voice of Reason, InkRose, AnY Pony, Paleo and Josh Scorcher/ Commander Firebrand/ The Fiery Joker (MrEnter is at times considered part of the group as well, although he doesn't think of himself as such), as well as an official home on Reddit.


This show provides examples of:

  • Added Alliterative Appeal: From AntonyC, see Angrish below.
    • Voice of Reason when reviewing Rainbow Falls for his "Top Five Best and Worst Episodes of Season Four" review:
  • Angrish: It's implied that AntonyC devolved into this during the "Technical Difficulties" scene during "Reviewing is Magic 4", when Luna, after having been absent for the entire conflict, casually asks "Did I miss anything?"
    "WHAT!? Di- did you miss anything!? How about EVERYTHING!!! Where have you been you RECALCITRANT BANA-
    technical difficulties
    • Saberspark does this during Brony 101: Alicorns.
  • April Fools' Day: On April 1, 2014, several brony analysts posted videos regarding their thoughts on some Season Five spoilers that had supposedly been leaked. Lending the whole thing an air of authenticity was the fact that all of them were sharing the exact same news: Princess Luna voluntarily transforms back into Nightmare Moon in order to help fight off another threat, creator Lauren Faust returns to write an episode, Pinkie Pie gets a coltfriend, and fan OC Kimi Sparkle appears in an actual episode. However, it turned out to be part of a collective April Fools' prank spearheaded by AnY Pony.
    • The following day, the joke became downright meta when Kimi Sparkle herself - who is not a real analyst, but a parody of such - posted her own video expressing outrage over being taken in by the fake spoilers.
  • Art Evolution: BronyCurious' videos, preferably the art style of his OC. note 
  • Atomic F-Bomb: Combined with Curse Cut Short, Saberspark lets one out in "My Two Bits: Lesson Zero".
  • Author Appeal:
    • Tommy Oliver is a HUGE Rarity fan. Beyond that though, he has a strong appreciation for character depth and complexity.
    • Similarly, Digi has a massive fondness for Applejack.
    • Any allusions to religion or classical literature is greatly appreciated by AntonyC.
    • KP loves "reformed" Discord to borderline fangirl levels, not to mention his voice actor, John de Lancie (she even has a video dedicated to him!). Any episode review with Discord in it easily clocks in at least twice the length of her other episode reviews!
    • Voice Of Reason states in his Camaraderie is Supernatural review that parody is one of his favorite genres of comedy. This helps explain his reaction to Friendship is Witchcraft (detailed below).
    • References to Greek mythology make Josh Scorcher very happy.
  • Badass Beard: Saberspark's definitely counts!
  • Badass Boast: Saberspark gives one for the entire Brony community:
    "We have been baptized by fire! In the pits of 4Chan!! If we can make it there, we can make it anywhere.
    BronyCurious: The HELL!? Don't do THAT, there's no coming back from THAT!!!
    AntonyC: Well, then I guess we'll dance together, forever. In pony HEEELLLLLL!!!!!
  • Berserk Button:
    • Do NOT mention "A Canterlot Wedding" in AntonyC's presence.
      • More specifically, do not bring up Luna's suspicious absence.
      • He was also quite ticked off by Equestria Girls turning the Mane Six into high school students.
    • Don't ever mention Friendship is Witchcraft in the presence of Voice of Reason if you value your life.note 
      • The mere hint of a reference to the episode "Bridle Gossip" will send him into a rage.note 
  • Big Damn Heroes: Tommy Oliver pulls this in "Thoroughly Fanboying: The Return of Harmony" to restore a recently discorded Digibrony, by reminding him of his love for the franchise.
  • Book End: See Story Arc below.
  • Caustic Critic: Zigzagged. While they are nice people for the most part, they all can be extremely hate-filled towards any episodes and fan-works they don't like. Though AntonyC, Voice of Reason, and Tommy Oliver definitely take the cake.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: AntonyC, as well as KP and Saberspark to a lesser extent.
    • Digi sometimes comes off like this since his style shift.
  • Cool Hat: BronyCurious's signature feathered cap and ToonKriticY2K's red top hat.
  • Curse Cut Short: Paleo during his review of "Wonderbolt Academy" when he realizes that the writer for that episode also wrote "The Mysterious Mare-do-well"
    " Son of a bi-!! *Cue opening theme*
    • Saberspark also does this at one point, see Atomic F-Bomb above.
  • Darker and Edgier: DigiBrony's redesign, complete with him smoking a cigarette
  • Driven to Suicide: Played for Laughs in "Reviewing is Magic 4" when Tommy's statement that he finds "A Canterlot Wedding" to be ingenious seemingly drives AntonyC to shoot himself in the temple. Turns out he was just transforming into pony mode.
  • Face Palm: AntonyC does this in "Reviewing is Magic 3" after a fan points out that he misspelled mortgage.
  • The Gadfly: Tommy occasionally demonstrates this trope, most noticeably in "Reviewing is Magic 4", and his referral to Fluttershy as "Cheesy Gordita".
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: Saberspark in his Brony 101: Alicorns video.
  • The Heart: Arguably Saberspark, whose videos have a tendency to inspire pride in the Bronydom, as well as keeping them from desolving into Fan Dumb.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Done by AntonyC in "Reviewing is Magic 4", when he tells Tommy to leave the fourth wall alone, then immediately looks at the script.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: AntonyC as well as Voice of Reason and Tommy Oliver.
    • Digibrony can appear as this after his redesign
  • Large Ham: AntonyC, easily one of the most melodramatic reviewers.
    • Taken Up to Eleven by Saberspark in his "My Two Bits" series. He does know that there are other drinks besides red cordial, right?
    • Though not as much as the above, Tommy Oliver does fall into this at times, especially when asked in his first "BronyCurious Replies" video how he feels when he converts someone's "Best Pony" to Rarity
    about to get loud:
    BronyCurious: YEEEESSSSSSS!!!! THEY SEE THE LIGHT!!!!
  • The Leader: Digibrony. He's the one who gave the reviewers their official home on Reddit, and has admitted to taking on this role in his social circles.
  • Me's a Crowd: Played for laughs in various reviews of "Power Ponies", as Mane-iac's henchmen bear more than a passing resemblance to AntonyC's avatar.
  • Nice Guy: Pretty much all of them. Mostly
  • Not so Above It All: Despite hating "A Canterlot Wedding", AntonyC frequently admits (rather reluctantly), that there are elements of the two-parter he enjoys. Lampshaded by Tommy Oliver.
    Tommy: Don't look now, somepony's being entertained!
    AntonyC: Well... OKAY, that Was kind of cool.
    • Not to mention he does the Sunshine Sunshine dance with BC.
  • Official Couple / Romance on the Set: ToonKriticY2K and Eliyora (revealed to be officially canon at 2014's BronyCon Review Panel).
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: From AntonyC, see Angrish above.
  • Psycho Strings: These play whenever "A Canterlot Wedding" is mentioned in "Reviewing is Magic 3"
  • Rage Breaking Point: After constantly trying to hide his anger over the Season 2 finale, AntonyC finally lets it out during his co-review with Tommy Oliver.
    AntonyC: And just in case-
    getting loud in: 3
    AntonyC: -and on the off-chance it hasn't been-
    getting loud in: 2
    AntonyC: -made abundantly clear how I feel about it,
    getting loud in: 1
    • Tommy experiences this in his critique of Equestria Girls. After spending the whole review as a Harry Plinkett expy, he explodes when Sunset Shimmer declares she didn't know how to make friends. He briefly drops the persona in his rant, and there's even a blink-and-you-miss-it cameo of his original fedora-wearing OC.
  • Reactive Continuous Scream: AntonyC and Tommy Oliver do this in "Reviewing is Magic 4".
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: AntonyC and Tommy in the "Reviewing is Magic 4" video. With Antony being Hammy and emotional, and Tommy being calm and thoughtful.
  • Remember the New Guy: In this BronyCurious vid he responds to Kimi Sparkle as if she'd always been a major member of the analyst community.
  • Ruined FOREVER: In-Universe. Saberspark frequently parodies this facet of the Fan Dumb.
  • Say My Name/Skyward Scream: AntonyC does this in "Reviewing is Magic 3", when he finds out that his TMNT poster is missing.
  • Self-Parody: Voice of Reason as Horror Score in his Castle Mane-ia review:
    Come back here, you ponified jackolantern!
  • Story Arc: The Rift Saga, started by Voice of Reason and AnY Pony with their "Magical Mystery Cure" review and ended by them with their "Twilight's Kingdom" review.
  • Tag Along Kid / Token Mini-Moe: Robin and InkRose are only fourteen and sixteen respectively while most of the MLP Analysis community (and most of the brony community) is in their 20's.
  • Token Girl: KP, Ink Rose, and any other females due to the nature of the brony community
  • Totally Radical: Dude!Antony.
  • Tranquil Fury: AntonyC's reaction to "A Canterlot Wedding" during "Reviewing is Magic 3".
    "Season two finale? What is this of which you speak? *Death Glare*
  • True Companions: The reviewers seem to be a very tight knit group.
    • We have Voice of Reason and the Rift to thank for that. See Story Arc above.
    • Less so now that Digi has gone off on his own.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: AntonyC and Tommy Oliver. They bicker Like an Old Married Couple in their co-review, but they obviously have a ton of respect for one another.

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