YMMV: MLP Analysis

  • Base Breaker: Just to name a few:
    • AnthonyC. Many fans find him Crazy Awesome, while others find him obnoxious and stupid.
    • ILoveKimPossible for similar reasons.
    • Tommy Oliver. Many consider him either smart and informative, others find him smug and pretentious.
    • Digibro(ny). Some have embraced his new negative alcohlic persona, others find it be an amazing example of Character Derailment.
    • The Mysterious Mr. Enter, both for not being considered an official pony reviewer (he himself doesn't), and for having fans divided over if he's rational and fair, or biased and immature. To put this in perspective, a TV Tropes thread here had to be locked 2 weeks after it started.
    • Voice of Reason. While many fans see him as reasonable and wise as his name proclaims, others see him as annoying and hypocritical.
    • Ink Rose. Most love her style of both her reviews, personality, and her art, but some find her a bit spoiled and arrogant, especially when it came to cancelling her Changeling Sun comic series (which hadn't even gotten halfway) due to 'lack of creativity', and her overall dislike for Spike.
    • The entire Analysis community in general is this on whether or not they are nice people who do a good job reviewing, or are just jerks who are overly nitpicky when it comes to the show.
  • 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 / They Changed It, Now It Sucks: In Winter of 2013, Digibrony revamped his whole image on his Youtube videos 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.
    • Some were also not happy with his new style of reviewing episodes. 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. It turned out later that he was only doing this for season 4. Reviews of other episodes will be done with the same style and OC as before. After season 4 concluded, Digi more or less retired from MLP analysis and began focusing on anime.
    • The Analysis community in general is this for a lot of bronies, mainly due to several known reviewers (such as DigiBrony, Byter, Tommy Oliver, AntonyC, I Love Kim Possible A Lot, and even Mr. Enter) either being considered too critical or too picky when it comes to several episodes.
  • 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 procedes 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 in the way they review. Linkara tends to be straight forward, often making serious rants about the work he reviews. 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.
  • Crowning Moment Of Heart Warming:
  • 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:
    • DigiCurious has become quite the fan favorite pairing.
    • ILoveAntonyCALot is also quite a favorite among the fans.
    • Tooniyora was also this until they decided to start dating.
    • Fire Rose, even though Ink is 16 and Josh is 22.
  • 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.
  • 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.
      • Oh, and let us not forget when he and AntonyC teamed up to bash "A Canterlot Wedding".
      • 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.
      • In his follow-up video on the episode, he states that never liked Spike because he has no clear characterization to the point where the writers can't decide what to do with him and how he should act. And as such, still thinks the episode is bad even if you ignore that it didn't focus on the games.
      • Ink Rose has also heavily implied that she thinks the exact same way.
    • 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.)
      • This has come to haunt him prior to his "Hearts and Hooves Day" review with Josh Scorcher.
      • His least favorite MLP episodes are "Bridle Gossip" and "Rainbow Falls", which are generally loved by the rest of the fandom. However, most other Analysts also dislike them, albeit not quite as much.
    • Digibrony detests "Boast Busters", which doesn't sit well with all the Trixie lovers in the fandom.
      • Actually, several of the Analysts dislike "Boast Busters", though that doesn't necessarily translate to disliking Trixie. In fact, a lot of Trixie fans actually despise the episode itself, and only liked Trixie.
      • 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 
      • While not pony-related, Sword Art Online is by far his least favorite anime ever. He made a whole two-part hour-long essay on why he hates it, held running commentary over the first episodes of the second season just to heckle it and then stopped because he lost interest, and his video "The Problem With Adapting Fights From Manga/Novels Into Anime" has footage of an SAO novel being burned (he did not burn it, a friend of his did).
    • 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.
    • Mr. Enter HATES. HATES. HATES. "Putting Your Hoof Down"!
    • Josh Scorcher is NOT a fan of "Double Rainboom"!note 
      • This has come to haunt him prior to his "Hearts and Hooves Day" review with Voice of Reason.
    • Golden Fox 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 and proceeded to attack Amy Keating Rogers for the episode, which resulted with a huge Internet Backdraft that is considered the catalyst for why the Analysis Community is a Base Breaker.
    • There's also his immense criticism toward "Equestria Games" as well, to the point where he questioned Josh and Enter's opinions why they liked the episode.
    • Let's just say... Golden Fox's tenure over Season 4 was not a good one...
  • 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, Cosmic Chrissy, 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.
  • 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 (Golden Fox X Keyframe)
  • 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!
  • 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 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 for some as well due to pretty much the same reasons as stated above for Digibrony.
    • 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 the fanbase as a whole cannot take him seriously anymore, and has become little more than a joke now.
    • Oddly enough, Ink Rose. Although this doesn't have to do with she herself as much shutting down her comic series Changeling Sun (where an alternative universe version of the Wedding occurred where Celestia became a Changeling instead and Equestria was taken over by Changelings...) and simply giving it the No Ending treatment due to 'lack of creativity'. This as a result, has put such a sour taste in fans's of her work. Then there is a huge rage over her seemingly hatred of Spike and some fans also don't like on how smug and spoiled she tends to act at times. Although this is usually a minority, whereas the majority loves her.
    • Lethal Aurora Mage is not liked by the community, often considered too picky and her constant complaints at the show got worse simply because Lauren Faust left, and her constantly tirades about how Pinkie was flanderized despite a certain episode proving otherwise. There also heavy complaints of her rage moments each time she doesn't like an episode, especially seen in her crossover review with Silver Quill. The fact people have pointed out she is dating 'Byter doesn't help this fact as well.
    • Golden Fox as well, similar to that of Byter and Mage. Although Golden Fox is heavily disliked following his abysmal rants about Season 4, questioning people's opinions about said episodes (such as questioning Mr. Enter about "the point" over "Equestria Games"), and the most controversial event period: his flat out hateful behavior during "Filli Vanilli" all because of Pinkie's Jerk Ass behavior and ragging on Amy Keating Rogers so much that it became debated that this was the reason the Analysis Community became such a Base Breaker for fans note . Although it should be noted that after Season 4 was wrapped up, Golden Fox 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.
  • The Woobie: Heartsong, as addressed in this video.
  • 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.