YMMV / MLP Analysis

  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment:
    • Halfway through Tommy Oliver's review of "Equestria Games", the video with no warning suddenly cuts to Digibrony rambling (seemingly drunkenly) in an Australian accent. This goes on for two and a half minutes before it cuts back to Tommy, who picks right back up where he left off. If Digibro's later videos are any indication, he apparently gets drunk easily.
    • Voice of Reason begins ranting on Dragon Quest in his review of said episode with Buc Brony and they're suddenly hamsters! After those few seconds, it's not brought up again, save for a blink-and-you-miss-it message saying, "Just kidding! We love you Aisu!"
  • Broken Base: To say that the ToonKriticY2K scandal broke the base is an understatement, and we'll simply leave it at that.
  • Counterpart Comparison:
    • AntonyC's videos are very similar to the ones found on That Guy with the Glasses, what with him being a comedic Large Ham and having multiple characters all played by himself. There's an especially strong similarity between him and Linkara. Both of them are openly Christian and swear much less than their peers, he has a gun very similar to Linkara's signature "Magic Gun" and Dude!Antony is very similar to 90's Kid. That said, they are major differences in the way they review. Linkara tends to be straight forward, often making serious rants about the work he reviews with the humor mainly stemming from quick jabs and one-liners ala Mystery Science Theater 3000. Antony tends to exaggerate his dislike of what he review with a greater emphasis on wacky and surreal comedy as opposed to giving serious criticism of what they review.
    • KP is also very similar in reviewing style to AntonyC, probably explaining why they get shipped together so often.
    • Voice of Reason has recently been compared with Linkara. It probably has something to with their voices sounding similar. He's also been referred to as the Linkara of the Brony Analysis community. In fact, it'd gotten to the point where both of their girlfriends, SEGASister and VigaShere, have similar names.
    • Ink Rose also shares a lot of similarities with the child voice actresses of MLP, specifically Michelle Creber and Claire Corlett. With Ink Rose's father being a voice actor and her being close friends with another MLP analyst who is several years older than her.
    • Joshscorcher has often been called "The Nostalgia Critic of My Little Pony" and he has admitted that he has drawn some inspiration from him in the past.
  • Crazy Awesome: AntonyC and Saberspark, two of the hammiest and most charismatic reviewers.
  • Creepy Awesome: Ink Rose to some, especially after her "Meet the.." video.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple:
    • Digibrony and BronyCurious has become quite the fan favorite pairing.
    • ILoveKimPossibleAlot and AntonyC is also quite a favorite among the fans.
    • Eliyora and Acharky.
    • Josh Scorcher and Ink Rose, even though Ink is six years Josh's junior.
    • GoldenFox and Keyframe, especially after learning how much GoldenFox supported her.
    • Voice of Reason and SEGASister.
    • Thespio and Midnight Sonata.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • TheAnYPony's video on how one can achieve success on Youtube. In it, he used Digi as an example of how one rises to become a successful Youtube celebrity. Cut to season four a few months later, where Digibrony had grown more harsher and critical in his video to the point where his opinions on season four of MLP and as well as his new irate and mean-spirited personality had really made people grow to dislike him. Nowadays, the majority of people tend to view him as a Fallen Creator.
    • In Nightmare Night 2014, we see Baron Tall Tales, an Expy of Tommy Oliver's OC who is called the zombified remains of a "long dead" critic. Less than a year later, Tommy would leave the community.
    • Any heartwarming moment between ToonKriticY2K and his friends can be seen as this after Toon was exposed as a pedophile and theyíve since cut all ties with him. And thatís all thatíll be said about the matter.
  • He Panned It, Now He Sucks!: They all get a lot of this. The entire Analysis Community has often been criticized for being overwhelmingly negative; however, the majority of reviews for most episodes by most analysts tend to air on the positive side. It's actually extremely rare for any episode to receive highly negative reviews, and even when it does it will often only be a few analysts doing so.
    • Tommy Oliver has made it no secret that he considers Fluttershy to be his least favorite of the Mane Six. He expresses this by calling her "Cheesy Gordita".Explanation  Considering that a Hub poll in 2013 resulted in Fluttershy being declared the "fan-favorite pony", it's no shock that Tommy's opinion is not taken well by many. He also got a lot of flak for panning the episode "Equestria Games", simply because it focused on Spike and not the games themselves as he thought they'd be promised.
    • Voice Of Reason's undying loathing of Friendship is Witchcraft. His opinion was not taken well by the legions of FIW fans, who banded together to make his video the only MLP Analysis video to date to have a net negative rating. (The fact that his initial review contained several factual errors didn't help either; his followup video where he addresses his errors is net-positive, but just barely.)
    • Digibrony detests "Boast Busters," which doesn't sit well with all the Trixie lovers in the fandom. His overall dislike of Season 4 has also rubbed a lot of fans, and even some Analysts, the wrong way, to the point that when he announced at the end of his "Twilight's Kingdom" video that he was retiring from MLP reviewing, more than a few fans responded with variations of "good riddance".
    • Robin's scathing review of "Bats!" also left many fans to be pissed at him. This was later humorously recalled in his review of "Rarity Takes Manhattan" in which all of the other analysts form an angry mob and attack him.
    • GoldenFox infamously got a lot of flak for his review of "Filli Vanilli," not because he despised the episode, but because of how he took his anger of the episode on Pinkie's behavior, which resulted with a huge Internet Backdraft that is considered the catalyst for why the Analysis Community is so divisive.
    • While "Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?" is already a fairly divisive episode among the fanbase, with haters (such as Silver Quill, Voice of Reason, and Lily Peet) and defenders (including Keyframe, GoldenFox, and Dr. Wolf) everywhere, Joshscorcher got flak for his criticism of the episode and its portrayal of Luna's character. Many fans accused him of being a Bias Steamroller, especially since Josh has openly never liked Luna's Ensemble Darkhorse status and always favored Princess Celestia more.
    • In a somewhat non-MLP related example, MisAnthroPony received notable amounts of backlash after he released a video criticizing the Nostalgia Critic's review for Norm of the North. It is currently the first video by MAP since the end of his rant videos to have a net negative rating, and it received some response criticism.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: One of Josh Scorcher's first complaints of Appleloosa's Most Wanted is that he wanted to see the Crusaders get their Cutie Marks already, and by that point, the fact they haven't done so yet felt like the writers were stalling. Later developments aside, that video was uploaded only two days before the episode aired.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships:
  • Moral Event Horizon: Lethal Aurora crosses it from the beginning by being the first villain to commit on-screen murder, in a manner that is NOT Played for Laughs.
  • Never Live It Down: Ho nelly..., to say the Analysis Community's reputation regarding their entitled nature over "Equestria Games" has yet to heal is an understatment. Same with their complaints over Pinkie Pie's "Flanderization" Post-Season 2. Golden Fox's reputation regarding "Equestria Games" and "Filli Vanilli" left a horrible sore spot, especially when the latter is considered the catalyst for the Analysis's damaged reputation since fans sent death threats to episode writer Amy Keating Rogers.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • Ink Rose has her own page.
    • The surreal nature of Digibrony's review of "The Return of Harmony" was more than a little creepy.
    • In Josh's review of the Cutie Re-Mark, Ink Rose's expressions at several points are really unsettling. There are moments where she stares at the audience/Josh with eyes that are looking directly into your soul. The cute background music doesn't help these moments either. Ink, stop staring at me! Also, Ink Rose's headcanon on why the last alternate future in that episode was a lifeless wasteland? "Every villain was released, and everything in Equestria is dead!" The implication was already there, but the way she says it sells this quote.
    • Flight of Blight. Thunder Blight herself manages to be pretty menacing and has a genuinely unnerving Leitmotif, but the real Nightmare Fuel is that Lightning Bliss spends most of it fading away into nonexistence and her screaming in pain from it is terrifying. According to Word of God, Blight was originally much worse in the original script to the point some of the things were too uncomfortable for her to go through with.
      Robin: Ok, somebody's gotta stop her, she's killing Blissy!
    • Golden Fox's breakdown in his "Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep" review is both this and a massive Tearjerker.
  • Portmanteau Couple Name: Here are some the few out of many, many pairings.
    • AnYHood (AnY Pony X KatrinaHood).
    • DigiCurious (Digibrony X Bronycurious).
    • ILoveAntonyCALot (ILoveKimPossibleAlot X Antony C).
    • JoshRose or FireRose (Josh Scorcher / Commander Firebrand X Ink Rose).
    • StormBeats (Storm Analysis X Clifford Beats).
    • PostPal (Postscript X Rosepal)
    • GoldenKey (GoldenFox X Keyframe)
    • SEGAVoice (SEGASister and Voice of Reason)
    • PuzzleBloom (PuzzleBrony X Sweetie Bloom)
    • and many, MANY more.
  • Tear Jerker: Has its own page.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: In Winter of 2013, Digibrony revamped his whole image on his Youtube videos where we see him smoke all the time, even indoors, and even in his redesigned OC. The reality is that he's been smoking since way before becoming a reviewernote  and thought he should simply embrace who he is publicly. A vocal group were not pleased. His new style of reviewing episodes also came under attack. Beginning with "Twilight Time", he began giving brief explorations of the episodes' themes and relating them to his personal life rather than thoroughly explaining why he thinks an episode is good or not, like how he did previously and how the majority of his peers do. All of this was largely the result of a combination of Fan Disillusionment and Artist Disillusionment, as he had grown tired of the majority of YouTube comments he received focusing on his opinion of an episode rather than the analytical points he brought up and the fact that he doesn't like the majority of the episodes in season 4. He later indicated that he would only be doing this for season 4, and that reviews of other episodes would be done with the same style and OC as before. After season 4 concluded, Digi retired from MLP analysis and began focusing on anime.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Before his voice deepened, Storm Analysis had been mistaken for a female quite a couple of times.


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