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!"
  • Complete Monster: Lethal Aurora is by far the most sadistic villain in the Analyst community. As Mage's Superpowered Evil Side, she murders her good side then proceeds to kidnap seven other analysts and ask them a series of questions. Killing them in horrible fashions if their answers disagree with hers. (Or if she's merely bored). As the murders continue, it becomes apparent that she's taking a sick pleasure out of the power she holds over the other analysts and to this day, her cruelty has yet to be truly replicated.
  • 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 share 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.
    • 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.
  • 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, due to her lack of consistent Character Development. 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".note 
    • Robin's scathing review of "Bats!" also left many fans to be pissed at him, this was later lampshaded 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 a Base Breaker.
    • Josh got immense backlash regarding "Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?" for complaining about the reason Luna creating the Tantabus as a means to punish herself for her Guilt Complex, with many accusing him of being more of a Bias Steamroller (considering Josh has never been a huge fan of Luna's Ensemble Darkhorse status and favors Princess Celestia more). Ironically, Josh was okay with the episode, though besides his complaint regarding the ending, he felt the dreams could have been better handled.
      • Josh isn't the only one who dislikes the episode, as Silver Quill and Lily Peet both had similar complaints, the latter having a more complicated reason for disliking the idea period.
    • 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.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • So Cool It's Awesome/Gushing About Shows You Like: Digibrony makes it no secret that he loves the somewhat controversial episode "Magical Mystery Cure", with the somewhat base-breaking revelation that Twilight become an alicorn Princess. His analysis of the episode is even titled "Utterly Fanboying 'Magical Mystery Cure'". Though "Applebuck Season" and "Suited For Success" also had "Utterly Fanboying".
    • Same can be said about his and Tommy's review of "Flight To The Finish", especially after their pretty mixed or negative reactions towards previous episodes.
    • This was Tommy's general reaction to the better episodes of season 4. In his "Pinkie Pride" review he states, "When Season4 nails it, it fucking nails it!"
    • TBBBAP (specifically Keg Standard) adores "Putting Your Hoof Down"! To the point where he even sings two songs in his review on it, the latter where he actually interacts with Iron Will!
  • The Scrappy:
    • 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.
    • Tommy Oliver's reputation was not in a good place during season 4, with his increasingly critical reviews causing viewers to find him pretentious and nitpicky. Despite this, 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. How his new content will be received remains to be seen.
    • 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.
    • GoldenFox at one point. Although he was heavily disliked following his abysmal rants about Season 4, and the most controversial event period: his flat out hateful behavior during "Filli Vanilli" all because of Pinkie's Jerkass behavior. Although it should be noted that 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.
    • 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.
    • Corpulent Brony as of late, 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 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).
    • Lily Peet is absolutely loathed by a number of people due to her perceived hypocrisy, her attitude towards the fanbase, and her often callous and judgmental demeanor.
    • FNGR/ForNoGoodReason due to his constant insulting and spreading of rumors about members of the Analysis community while constantly acting like he's friends with them and is nigh-infallible and immune to the same thing happening on him. His constant Face Heel Revolving Door attitude regarding Lily Peet and conspiracy theories about Dr. Wolf, KP, and Josh Scorcher have also annoys some.
  • Squick: CamGoesPony's unicorn horn actually emerges from his brain.
  • Tear Jerker: Voice of Reason has admitted to getting teary-eyed after Twilight Sparkle delivers her climatic speech in episode 2 of Camaraderie is Supernatural during his review of the series.
  • The Woobie: Heartsong, as addressed in this video.
  • 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: Storm Analysis has been mistaken for a female quite a couple of times. This probably has something to do with how he sounds due to being 12 years old.