What makes the Pony POV Series
stand out The short answer: depth. The long answer: Welllll....
This is the BEST MLP:FIM fanfic ever. Here's a few reasons why.
1. The world building. Equestria in this fic is not utterly silly
, nor a Crap Saccharine World
. It's an attempt to emulate the feel of canon equestria, while making tweaks. Furthermore, the story expands into the fantastic, with a full pantheon based around Tarot Motifs
. Heck, the author also throws in either a Shout Out
to other fics, or incorporates them, such as the famous Story Of The Blanks
. This is probably the one potential flaw of the fic: The fic want to incorporate as much as possible from ALL My little pony, and all of G4 down to the last episode. It can get confusing for anyone unfamiliar with My Little Pony, but newcomers can follow along if they try. (so long as they've watched some of G4 to understand the references.
2. The Nightmare Fuel
. There are some unsettling images, and the author isn't afraid to pull fast ones. The legion of artists helps too.
3. The humor. The humor ranges from Comically Missing The Point
to Breaking The Fourth Wall
, but the fic does let me laugh even during some very heavy subject matter, particularly when Pinkie Pie's around.
4. The Character Development
. This is the big one. The premise of the Reharmonized Series is that Discord's attack left mental scars on everyone, so how do the ponies react? From this, all the ponies of equestria (mane cast especially) faces not just the demons of discord, but their own demons as well. This ranges from Apple Jack facing each Awful Truth
, to Pinkie finally centering herself to feel all emotions. There is a ton of development all around, but not at the cost of totally erasing an old personality.
5. The story. This story is amazing. There is Slice Of Life
in the recovery phase, High Fantasy
, tragic flashbacks
, and many a Plot Twist
. Further, the story isn't afraid to play with classic tropes for an interesting twist, or ask questions left unsaid by the show proper. This ranges from exploring the "Nightmare" Superpowered Evil Side
, to the all encompassing theme of facing reality. And so long and detailed as well, with proper foreshadowing too.
I could go on, but you need to go read this My Little Pony Epic already. You won't regret it.