YMMV / The Light in the Darkness
- Nightmare Fuel:
- Just the state Rainbow Dash finds Pinkie Pie in. As mentioned in the story, it's just so…unnatural to see Pinkie Pie so depressed and scared…
- Pinkie Pie's nightmare. We see and hear enough to know it must've been horrific. (It was originally intended as a Cupcakes spin-off.)
- Sweet Dreams Fuel: Has been called so heartwarming that it's gained a reputation to neutralize not only its own Nightmare Fuel but also the one in Cupcakes.
- Tear Jerker: When Pinkie breaks down in tears while recounting her nightmare.
- The Woobie: Pinkie Pie. After how effectively the story breaks her, it's very hard not to feel sorry for her. Or good for her when things get better in the end.