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[[caption-width-right:350:The League of Analysists (Credit goes to [[http://lightning-bliss.deviantart.com/ Lightning Bliss]])]]
MLP Analysis (also known as "Bronalysis") is the name given to a collection of internet personalities who study and review episodes, fanworks, themes, characters and settings of the popular animated series ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', 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 WebAnimation/SilverQuill, [[https://www.youtube.com/user/DRWolf001 Dr. Wolf]], [[http://www.youtube.com/user/Williamsfan AntonyC]], [[http://www.youtube.com/user/DigibronyMLP Digibrony]], [[WebAnimation/ILoveKimPossibleAlot ILoveKimPossibleAlot (KP)]], [[http://www.youtube.com/user/henmo24 Voice of Reason]], [[https://www.youtube.com/user/AhsokaAnya InkRose]], [[https://www.youtube.com/user/AnYPonysMovies AnY Pony]], [[https://www.youtube.com/user/TBBBAP TBBBAP]], [[http://www.youtube.com/user/PaleoSteno Paleo]], [[https://www.youtube.com/user/barkbitstaketwo Sweetie Bloom]], [[https://www.youtube.com/user/Amymethven Mad Munchkin]], [[https://www.youtube.com/user/PoetessMLP/featured PersianPoetess]],[[https://www.youtube.com/user/Robin0928MasterGamer Robin0928]], [[Creator/PuzzleBrony PuzzleBrony (Puzzle)]], [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvHkgOy6p2JFcVD7Kf9mcEg Emerald Comet]], and [[Creator/JoshScorcher Josh Scorcher]]/[[Main/IHaveManyNames Commander Firebrand/The Fiery Joker]]. ([[WebVideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter MrEnter]] is at times considered part of the group as well, although he doesn't think of himself as such), as well as an [[http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CC4QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.reddit.com%2Fr%2FMLPAnalysis%2F&ei=-q-9UbrdF_GziQei7YGYDg&usg=AFQjCNEUEbV4RDHVZBhiyxVUm1dX9nBdLg&sig2=fYPEAEi95EtYu1I44DuX8Q&bvm=bv.47883778,d.aGc official home on Reddit]].

For the VideoGame/TeamFortress2 series based on them, see WebVideo/TF2Analysis.

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!! This show provides examples of:
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: From [=AntonyC=], see {{Angrish}} below.
** Voice of Reason when reviewing Rainbow Falls for his "Top Five Best and Worst Episodes of Season Four" review:
--> ''"Rainbow Falls" can go '''[[Main/LiteralAssKissing pucker up on the palest part of my posterior]]'''!''
* {{Adorkable}}: ALL of the analysts show examples of this, in particular WebAnimation/ILoveKimPossibleAlot, Voice of Reason, Eliyora, and Paleo.
** One of Voice of Reason's fans, supporters, and friends, [[http://comments.deviantart.com/4/23788609/3602789134 asking permission to give him a birthday hug]].
* AerithAndBob: Some bronalysts have names like [=AnY=] Pony, Bronycurious, Digibrony, Inkrose, and Persian Poetess. Others have names like [=AntonyC=], Robin0928, and [=KatrinaHood=].
* AffectionateNickname: [=KatrinaHood=] called [=AnY=] Pony "Maxie" when [[http://comments.deviantart.com/4/24024473/3590986377 wishing him a happy 30th birthday]].
* AmbiguouslyEvil: [=AnY=], on occasion.
* {{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?"
--> ''"[[BigWhat WHAT!?]] Di- did you'' '''''[[YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe miss anything!?]]''''' ''How about EVERYTHING!!! Where have you been you'' '''''RECALCITRANT BANA-'''''
--> '''[[AC: technical difficulties]]'''
--> ''-Oh you [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Pompous! Pimpling!]] [[PunctuatedForEmphasis PLOTHOLE!!!]]''
** Saberspark does this during ''Brony 101: Alicorns''.
* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: Emerald Comet, who reviews fan works since everyone else already reviews episodes of the show itself.
** This comes back to bite him when members of the ''Analyst Inquisition'' show up to try and make him review the show. He brushes them off with a reaction of only mild irritiation. ...[[OhCrap untill they pull out a laser rifle]].
* AnthropomorphicAnimal: Dr. Wolf, one of the few non-ponies among the collective.
* AprilFoolsDay:
** 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 [[WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft 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.
** In 2015, Dr. Wolf and Silver Quill switched places, with Silver performing therapy on [=AnY=] and Commander Firebrand, and Dr. Wolf presenting a Silver Quill-styled analysis of Snips and Snails. Meanwhile, Brawny Buck presented a review of "The Original My Little Pony", which turned out to be [[spoiler:an episode of ''Series/MisterEd''.]]
* ArtEvolution: [=BronyCurious=]' videos, preferably the art style of his OC. [[note]]As of August 14, 2014, it has changed again.[[/note]]
** Emerald Comet's OC also changed from a Pony Creator OC to an original drawing as his reviews went on.
** Shark Discusses as well falls into this but even more so with not only his OC changing as time went on, but also his background art having changed over time.
* AtomicFBomb: Combined with CurseCutShort, Saberspark lets one out in "My Two Bits: Lesson Zero".
* AuthorAppeal:
** 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, [[JohndeLancie John de Lancie]] ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uryn-IS1lpg 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 ''[[WebVideo/MyLittlePonyCamaraderieIsSupernatural Camaraderie is Supernatural]]'' review that parody is one of his favorite genres of comedy. This helps explain his reaction to ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'' (detailed below).
** References to Greek mythology make JoshScorcher ''very'' happy.
** Robin is a huge Cutie Mark Crusaders fan.
** [=InkRose=] absolutely loves Celestia. Even to the point of having the ability to make a spot-on voice impersonation of her.
* BadassBeard: Saberspark's definitely counts!
** Digibrony once grew one, then he [[SubvertedTrope shaved it off]]
* BadassBoast: 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.''
** There's also something strangely BadAss about [=AntonyC=]'s last words when he's apparently DrivenToSuicide.
--> '''[=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!!!!!'''''
* BerserkButton:
** 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 ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls Equestria Girls]]'' turning the Mane Six into high school students.
** Don't ever mention ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'' in the presence of Voice of Reason if you value your life (this also extended to Mr. Enter albeit to a lesser extent).
*** The mere ''hint'' of a reference to the episode "Bridle Gossip" or "Rainbow Falls" will send him into a rage.[[note]]The former does not extend to Zecora herself.[[/note]]
** [=InkRose=] absolutely cannot stand Celestia's portrayal as a tyrant and a troll.
*** Downplayed by the fact that while she doesn't get enraged when people portray her as one, she does find it annoying.
* BigDamnHeroes: Tommy Oliver pulls this in ''"Thoroughly Fanboying: The Return of Harmony"'' to restore a recently [[BrainwashedAndCrazy discorded]] Digibrony, by reminding him of his love for the franchise.
* BreakoutCharacter: '''Silver Quill!''' Despite being fairly recent compared to most of the other analysts (having only just started in late 2013), he has quickly risen in popularity to the point where he is considered a nominee for the ''analysis community's'' unofficial leader.
* CausticCritic: [[ZigzaggedTrope Zigzagged]]. While they are [[NiceGuy nice people]] for the most part, they all can be extremely hate-filled towards any episodes and fan-works they don't like. Though Byter definitely takes the cake.
** [=AntonyC=] often parodies these kinds of critics. Acting snobbish only to do something to immediately make himself look foolish
* ChristmasSpecial: A Very Brony Hearth's Warming
* CloudCuckoolander: [=AntonyC=], as well as KP and Saberspark to a lesser extent.
** Digi sometimes comes off like this since his style shift.
* CoolHat: [=BronyCurious=]'s signature feathered cap,[=ToonKriticY2K=]'s red top hat, and [[Creator/PuzzleBrony PuzzleBrony]]'s red archer hat.
* CurseCutShort: 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 AtomicFBomb above.
* DarkerAndEdgier: [=DigiBrony=]'s redesign, complete with him smoking a cigarette
* DeadpanSnarker: Many of the analysts play to this to varying degrees, but Brawny Buck's "A Buck to the Face" series is almost entirely made up of him poking fun at various things in the episodes, usually with another analyst along for the ride.
* DrivenToSuicide: PlayedForLaughs 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. [[spoiler:Turns out he was just transforming into pony mode.]].
** [[spoiler: It's played completely seriously in Emerald Comet's "Cupcakes" review when Nightmare Shadow's BreakingLecture culminates in him trying to convince Emerald that the world would be a much better place if he was no longer alive]]. According to WordOfGod, [[spoiler: Nightmare Shadow's]] words reminded him of the thoughts that actually suicidal people go through in RealLife. That they're worthless, that people would be happier without them, ect.
%%* FourPhilosophyEnsemble:
%%** Tommy Oliver and [=AntonyC=] are Cynics.
%%** Dr. Wolf, [=PersianPoetess=] and Ink Rose are Optimists.
%%*** Digi was initially an optimist, but slowly became either a Cynic or an Apathetic as season four went along.
%%** Silver-Quill and Voice of Reason are Realists.
%%** [=ILoveKimPossibleAlot=] and [=AnY=] are Apathetics.
* FacePalm: [=AntonyC=] does this in "Reviewing is Magic 3" after a fan points out that he misspelled ''mortgage''.
** The other analysts do it from time to time as well, with [=AnY=] and Silver Quill being frequent examples.
* TheGadfly: Tommy occasionally demonstrates this trope, most noticeably in "Reviewing is Magic 4", and his referral to Fluttershy as "Cheesy Gordita".
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Saberspark in his ''Brony 101: Alicorns'' video.

* HalloweenSpecial: Oh, there are PLENTY of these
** Lethal Aurora Mage's Lethal Halloween, currently the biggest pony related collab in the brony community and featuring many well known members of the analysis community.
** Voice of Reason's [[WebAnimation/PonyDOTMov Pony.Mov]] review with the introduction of his {{Alter Ego|Acting}}, Horror Score.
** KP's review of Luna Eclipsed, complete with redone bat pony faces and Thriller PMV ending.
** The "[[TheNightmareBeforeChristmas This is Halloween]]" parody by most of the entire Rift community!
** Nightmare Night 2014
* TheHeart: Arguably Saberspark, whose videos have a tendency to inspire pride in the Bronydom, as well as keeping them from desolving into FanDumb.
* HypocriticalHumor: Done by [=AntonyC=] in "Reviewing is Magic 4", when he tells Tommy to leave the fourth wall alone, ''then immediately looks at the script''.
* InkSuitActor: Robin0928, Heartsong, and [=KatrinaHood=] closely resemble their real life counterparts.
* JekyllAndHyde: Voice of Reason and Horror Score. [[spoiler: Until Horror Score became sentient in Voice's Castle Mane-ia review]]
** Mage and Lethal Aurora are a gender-swapped version of this trope.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: [=AntonyC=] as well as Voice of Reason and Tommy Oliver.
** Digibrony can appear as this after his redesign
* LargeHam: [=AntonyC=], easily one of the most melodramatic reviewers.
** Taken UpToEleven 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
--> ''[[AC: about to get loud:]]''
--> '''[=BronyCurious=]''': ''[[BigYes YEEEESSSSSSS!!!!]]'' '''''THEY SEE THE LIGHT!!!!'''''
* TheLeader: 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.
** He's since publicly disavowed this status with an [[DarkerAndEdgier edgy new style]]. [[BrokenBase Fan reaction was mixed.]] After that, though, he has abandoned that style.
** [=AnY=] or Silver Quill have more or less become the group's unofficial leader in Digi's absence.
* KnightOfCerebus: [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Lethal Aurora]] in ''"A Lethal Halloween"''. While most antagonists the Analysis Ponies face are simply jerks or troublemakers, Lethal Aurora is both a PhysicalGoddess and a sadistic mass-murderer.
* MesACrowd: Played for laughs in various reviews of "Power Ponies", as Mane-iac's henchmen bear more than a passing resemblance to [=AntonyC=]'s avatar.
* NiceGuy: Pretty much all of them. [[CausticCritic Mostly]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: A thought started by Tommy Oliver and discussed on several channels is that Analyzing the show may be doing more harm than good. This is brought on by Analyzers and critics being really the sole source of negative feed back on the show, and many viewers using them as the judge for if an episode is good or not, despite everyone often saying that they aren't dissing the show just critiquing it, and that a persons individual thoughts are more important. This is part of the reason Digipony stopped his pony video's and why Tommy himself will only do certain episodes that jump out at him in season five.
* NotSoAboveItAll: 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.
* ThePollyanna: Ink Rose in A Lethal Halloween
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: From [=AntonyC=], see {{Angrish}} above.
* PsychoStrings: These play whenever "A Canterlot Wedding" is mentioned in "Reviewing is Magic 3"
* RageBreakingPoint: After constantly [[TranquilFury 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-''
--> ''[[AC: getting loud in: 3]]''
--> '''[=AntonyC=]:''' ''-and on the off-chance it hasn't been-''
--> ''[[AC: getting loud in: 2]]''
--> '''[=AntonyC=]:''' ''-made abundantly clear how I feel about it,''
--> ''[[AC: getting loud in: 1]]''
--> '''[=AntonyC=]''': '''''[[SuddenlyShouting I don't like this episode!! It is a BAD episode, and you should FEEL BAD for watching it!!! Oh, but I certainly did! Ricky Gervais levels of unpleasantness, potent enough to EJECT ME BODILY FROM THE BRONYDOM for a day and a half!!!!!]]'''''
** Tommy experiences this in his critique of ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls Equestria Girls]]''. After spending the whole review as a [[Creator/RedLetterMedia 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=].
* ReactiveContinuousScream: [=AntonyC=] and Tommy Oliver do this in "Reviewing is Magic 4".
* RedOniBlueOni: [=AntonyC=] and Tommy in the "Reviewing is Magic 4" video. With Antony being [[red: Hammy and emotional]], and Tommy being [[blue: calm and thoughtful]].
* RememberTheNewGuy: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMdoA2Q93rg In this [=BronyCurious=] vid he responds to]] [[StealthParody Kimi]] [[FriendshipIsWitchcraft Sparkle]] as if she'd always been a major member of the analyst community.
* RuinedFOREVER: InUniverse. Saberspark frequently parodies this facet of the FanDumb.
* SayMyName[=/=]SkywardScream: [=AntonyC=] does this in "Reviewing is Magic 3", when he finds out that his [=TMNT=] poster is missing.
--> ''[[TakeThat MIICCCHHHAAAEELLL BBBBBAAAAYYYYY!!!!!!!]]''
* SelfParody: Voice of Reason as Horror Score in his Castle Mane-ia review:
--> ''Come back here, you ponified jackolantern!''
* SerialEscalation: AntonyC's attempts to open a TF2 Heavy box set. Ranging from scissors, to hedge trimmers, to ''running it over with his car.'' None of these attempts are successful.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Most members of the group tend to fall more in the middle of this trope, although some tend to fall squarely on the side of either idealism (Dr. Wolf and Persian Poetess) or cynicism (AntonyC and Tommy Oliver).
* SpeciesSurname: Dr. Wolf.
* StoryArc: [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrieRKrH0zbEIjwL0Tez8r2b19WigM5U0 The Rift Saga]], started by Voice of Reason and [=AnY=] Pony with their "Magical Mystery Cure" review and [[BookEnd ended]] by them with their "Twilight's Kingdom" review.
** There's also the "Horror Month" story arc that ran on Emerald Comet's channel from October 2014 to November 2014.
* TagAlongKid / TokenMiniMoe: [=Storm Analysis=], Robin, [=KatrinaHood=], and [=InkRose=] are only twelve, fourteen, fifteen, and sixteen respectively while most of the MLP Analysis community (and most of the brony community) is in their 20's.
* ThereAreNoTherapists: Adverted by Dr. Wolf, a licensed therapist who often looks at the psychology of the characters. He's even had a therapy session with Fluttershy, Applejack, and Pinkie Pie.
* TokenGirl: KP, Ink Rose, Heartsong, Persian Poetess, Sweetie Bloom, [=KatrinaHood=], and any other females due to the nature of the brony community
* TotallyRadical: Dude!Antony.
* TranquilFury: [=AntonyC=]'s reaction to "A Canterlot Wedding" during "Reviewing is Magic 3".
--> "Season two finale? ''What is this of which you speak?'' *DeathGlare*
* TrueCompanions: The reviewers seem to be a very tight knit group.
** We have Voice of Reason and the Rift to thank for that. See StoryArc above.
** Less so now that Digi has gone off on his own.
* ValentinesDayEpisodes: [[AffectionateParody The Shipping Game]]
* ViolentGlaswegian: Mad Munchkin sometimes shows a few shades of this.
* VitriolicBestBuds: [=AntonyC=] and Tommy Oliver. They bicker LikeAnOldMarriedCouple in their co-review, but they obviously have a ton of respect for one another.
* WhyTheFandomCantHaveNiceThings: Digibro [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5tRX246-AA made this video to completely slam the amount of immature and ridiculous Youtube comments he got from his video, "Your Anime Sucks: Sword Art Online S1"]], and he is frustrated to the point where he proclaims, at the end of the video, that the replies on the next "Your Anime Sucks" videos will all be disabled.
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