* TearJerker: ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* MisBlamed: The entire royal force is often completely blamed for the near-successful regicide of Princess Luna, but this is not the case. [[spoiler:Only three of those guards took part of the plot, and all the other guards, specifically the Beam siblings, Radiant Dawn, and Shining Sword, were unaware of the conspiracy their comrades were in]] and thus are not the ones to share the blame.
* TheWoobie:
** Unlike other fanon examples, this is somewhat more accurate when it comes to Luna's loneliness and [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating lower favor]] than Celestia.
** Who's still got nothing on Celestia, who starts as a depressed wreck and [[FromBadToWorse gets worse as the story goes on]].