- Ensemble Dark Horse:
- Sapphire Shores was somewhat popular within the fandom at the time though not as popular as Photo Finish or Hoity Toity.
- The Diamond Dogs were popular despite being minor villains.
- Fridge Brilliance: Dogs have much better hearing, so of course they found Rarity's whining more annoying.
- Harsher in Hindsight: In "Secret of My Excess", Rarity revealed that she had been aware of Spike's crush for a long time. As early as this episode, we can see her exploiting this by flirting with him to get him to dig up jewels for her.
- Hilarious in Hindsight:
- Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Those who weren't fond of Rarity finally came to like her as a character in this episode.
- Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: Just because someone is feminine, doesn't mean they're helpless in a scary and/or life-threatening situation.
- Wangst: Rarity is at her wangst-y best. She weaponizes whining to ultimately reverse the situation on the Diamond Dogs.
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