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!"
  • 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 compared to the Nostalgia Critic and 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.
    • ToonKriticY2K and Eliyora was also this until they decided to start dating.
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • He Panned It, Now He Sucks: They all get a lot of this.
    • 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, Joshscorcher got flak for his criticism of the episode and its portrayal of Luna's character. Many accused Josh of being a Bias Steamroller considering that Josh has openly never liked Luna's Ensemble Darkhorse status and always favored Princess Celestia more. Ironically, Silver Quill, Voice of Reason, and Lily Peet also had complaints about the episode similar to Josh's, with Lily having a more complicated reason for disliking the episode period.
    • Really, the entire Analysis Community is often 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 two or three analysts doing so.
  • 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. Current developments aside, that video was uploaded only two days before the episode aired.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: AnY Pony has been shipped with I Love Kim Possiblea Lot, Heartsong, PuzzleBrony, Twilight Sparkle, and brony artists like Riquis101, mangaJag, Keyframe, Aisu Roma, and KatrinaHood.
  • 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 Keaton 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!
  • 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).
    • ToonYora (ToonKriticY2K X Eliyora).
    • PostPal (Postscript X Rosepal)
    • GoldenKey (GoldenFox X Keyframe)
    • SEGAVoice (SEGASister and Voice of Reason)
    • PuzzleBloom (PuzzleBrony X Sweetie Bloom)
    • and many, MANY more.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap:
    • GoldenFox was heavily disliked following his abysmal rants about Season 4, and the most controversial event period was his flat out hateful behavior during "Filli Vanilli", all because of Pinkie's Jerkass behavior. There was also his statement, "I will not review Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks until the writer gives me an explanation why," which he later issued an apology for. However, after Season 4 was wrapped up, GoldenFox became a huge Woobie considering the backlash he received and how much he tried to make up for his mistakes.
    • MisAnthroPony became disliked by many after his rant videos on LethalAuroraMage and GoldenFox. He came off in as incredibly spiteful and mean-spirited towards both of them, which earned him immense Internet Backdraft. Thankfully, he's cleaned up his act considerably since then, helping raise awareness for Keyframe's abusive household situation and patching things up with GoldenFox and Mage. He final rant video, directed towards Tommy Oliver, was considerably much more calm and straightforward and to date is the only rant video MAP hasn't privatized on his channel. He also feels an incredible amount of guilt over his past actions, similar to GoldenFox (see this page for more information).
    • FallenWish became disliked after a falling out with moderators of the Rift Cafe, which led to her removal. Several incidents have happened between them since then. If this is of any indication, she's gotten better since then.
  • The Scrappy: Most people in the analysis community are generally nice people. But not all of them. The most prominent examples are listed below:
    • Digibrony for some. He was once very respected in the MLP Analysis fanbase, but gradually became this due to his Caustic Critic personality throughout Season 4, especially with the season finale review. Some fans were pretty happy when he declared he would no longer be reviewing MLP episodes. He has increasingly done vlogs while drunk, which some have considered to be hilarious, other think he's ruining his dignity. Or maybe it's hilarious that he's ruining his dignity. He at least left on a semi-decent good note: while Digi criticized Season 5, he admitted his time in Season 4 was bad due to problems at home and admitted Season 4 was his favorite season.
    • BronyCurious/Tommy Oliver's reputation was not in a good place season 4 onward. His increasingly critical reviews caused viewers to find him pretentious and nitpicky, although he still managed to keep a respectable amount of subscribers and Patreon contributions. Then came his review of "The Cutie Map" where he responded to his reputation for being exceedingly negative by accusing the show's fans of being unable to accept the show being criticized, and calling people who liked the episode "sheep". This gained him a considerable amount of ire. The resulting flame war in the comments resulting from a remark by fellow analyst Josh Scorcher didn't help muchnote . Then came his review of "Appleloosa's Most Wanted" where after ranting a bit about the episode, he lashed out against the fandom and revealed that he was going to stop reviewing the show. This cost him dearly. He took a significant blow in subscribers and Patreon money. He later revealed that he never enjoyed reviewing the show to begin with and only did it for financial reasons, leading many people to view him as a fraud. Even worse, during the time he made this video, the fandom had worked together to save Keyframe from an abusive household, which they succeeded in. Suffice to say, Tommy's departure was met with not just negativity from all sides, but was met with a "Good riddance" for some. He did later on get some fans back when he reviewed a few Season 5 episodes and admitted he was a bit harsh regarding his departure. To quote Tommy himself, "Horseshoe Finale was a punchline, and my Appleloosa's Most Wanted video was a punch in the face."
    • Good lord, Byter. Byter is known to be disliked for the same reasons as another famous MLP reviewer, with constantly insulting and criticizing the majority of Post-Season Two episodes, even at one point (although this is debatable), wishing a reader of his to ''get cancer'' just because they said they liked Season 3. Even Digi Brony has problems with him (although this was before he earned his own scrappy reputation), and Mr Enter had a rather Old Shame feud with him. It's gotten to the point where all but a select few cannot take him seriously and has become little more than a joke. This all becomes more apparent when one does try to have a debate with Byter over episodes; Byter will return with a Long List of critiques, becoming an endless cycle fans dislike. However, most fans note he's no longer doing reviews of MLP, implying he's finally let go of the show.
    • Cuddlepug, despite not putting his reviews on video, isn't liked by some fans due to heavy criticisms on certain episodes and especially the Equestria Girls films, even stating bluntly if one likes the films, then you are a corporate drone. There's also the fact he has it for Pinkie due to her "Flanderization", even criticizing her when she isn't in episodes. He attempts to justify his behavior as "satire" but most feel he has it for the show, especially when he does posts how "Pinkie should be killed off" or a joke regarding Brexit to the Crystal Empire.
    • Corpulent Brony, especially when he accused Fallen Wish for scamming her viewers over her Abusive Parents situation and spreading said rumor to Horse News (often considered to be the fandom equivalent of TMZ). Even worse that some have accused him for being a sheer Jerkass with a Small Name, Big Ego aspect.
    • Drowning In Horseshoes became this immediately when he left the community following his two hour long Mind Screw finale video, where he spent most of it insulting the fandom and viewers. The video seems to be an admission to being a parody of the MLP Analysis community, or a wrestling heel version of it. (We did say it was a Mind Screw).
    • FNGR/ForNoGoodReason is this for his very malicious and passive-aggressive nature, even towards people who consider him a friend. He's even regularly acknowledged that he is an awful person (he identifies as Lawful Evil). Some are also uncomfortable with FNGR's obsession with mocking certain members of Analysis, most notably Dr. Wolf, to the point of Stalker Without A Crush.
    • Lily Peet. Whoo boy. The analyst formerly known as Jerry "Bhaalspawn" Peet has quite the reputation, something which even Lily admits:
      Especially if you're someone like me, who the entire analysis community hates. Yeah, I don't get asked to do collabs, and this video should probably tell you why; I can't play nice with the other kids.
      • Many dislike her for her perceived hypocrisy, her negative attitude towards the show's fanbase, and her generally smug, callous, judgmental, and disdainful demeanor. Her behavior from season 5 onwards has especially put a lot of people off; among her antics include incorporating her political ideologies into her videos and constantly criticizing Starlight Glimmer to the point where she stated that she should be killed off. In the latter's case, she gained some ire after she stated she wouldn't review any episode where Starlight is portrayed as a prominent character:
        I'm done with Starlight Glimmer. I'm sick of complaining about her, you guys are sick of hearing me complain about her, and I gave her three chances to stop sucking and she blew every single one of them. So, even if they do massively shake up the character, I will never know because the writers took my patience too much for granted one too many times. So, if an episode is advertised as centering around Starlight in some manner, I'm not going to watch it, let alone make a video on it.
      • Many also dislike her willingness to insult other members of the analysis community. Lily Peet unabashedly pulls few punches and shows little regard for civility:
        I revel in a slanging match and my only interest in the moral high ground is how much velocity I can reach when I mosh pit into the fight, because that's all the moral high ground is good for.
      • After Josh Scorcher released a review for "Newbie Dash", Lily released a video in which she criticized both the episode and Josh, claiming that they were advocating harmful attitudes about bullying. She also said Josh wasn't really in the military and called him a "malignant human cancer" who could "f*** off and die." Josh then made a response video, refuting several of Lily's claims and calling her out for her abusive behavior towards him and others. This resulted in heavy backlash against Lily and a notable loss in subscribers for her.
      • Later on, she used artwork in one of her videos that went uncredited to the original artist, Sapphire Heart Song. Lily refused to credit Sapphire even after being asked to, resulting in Sapphire filing a DMCA against Lily's channel (an act which Lily later admitted she lured her into). Lily then proceeded to make a video calling Sapphire an "art diva" who had a "pathetically sanctimonious meltdown." This resulted in strong criticism and many responses from other analysts, artists, commentators, and other viewers.
  • Tear Jerker: Has its own page.
  • The Woobie:
  • 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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