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* AdaptationDyeJob: In the original toyline, the Deluxe Insecticons were multiple vibrant colors. Here, they share the same black-and-yellow color scheme as the original Insecticon trio.

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** In his cameo appearance in "The Flyin' Fox Trot", Mach Kick trades in his original color scheme of red and gray for a new technicolor color scheme of blue and purple to better fit in with the inhabitants of Equestria.[[note]] Amusingly, his fellow competitor Battle Unicorn did have a proposed Twilight Sparkle redeco for Botcon 2014, but does not use it here.[[/note]]


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** "The Flyin' Fox Trot" shows obscure Autobots (or rather, Maximals) [[Anime/BeastWarsNeo Mach Kick]] and [[WesternAnimation/BeastMachines Battle Unicorn]] as competitors in the race. Probably because their alternate modes are both equines.

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** Then again, if one looks closely, there aren't any actual cameras, so it's possible that the whole thing is more akin to a live stage show than a TV show.


* ImagineTheAudienceNaked: Brought up in the second issue when Pinkie Pie has Autobot Gauge as a guest on her cooking show. She advises Gauge overcome nervousness by pretending the audience is in their underwear. Aside from the fact that most ponies don't ear clothes in the first place, Pinkie also gets sidetracked by wondering if robots wear underwear.

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* ImagineTheAudienceNaked: Brought up in the second issue when Pinkie Pie has Autobot Gauge as a guest on her cooking show. She advises Gauge overcome her nervousness by pretending the audience is in their underwear. Aside from the fact that most ponies don't ear wear clothes in the first place, Pinkie also gets sidetracked by wondering if robots wear underwear.


* ImagineTheAudienceNaked: Brought up in the second issue when Pinkie Pie has Autobot Gauge as a guest on her cooking show. She advises Gauge overcome nervousness by pretending the audience is in their underwear. Aside from the fact that most ponies don't ear clothes in the first place, Pinkie also gets sidetracked by wondering if robots wear underwear.



* LighterAndSofter: For ''Transformers'', the story is more light hearted than [=IDW=]ís mainline series.

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* LighterAndSofter: For ''Transformers'', the story is more light hearted lighthearted than [=IDW=]ís mainline series.series, with zero casualties for the Autobots and Decepticons.


* AlienLunch: In "They Eat Ponies, Don't They?" Pinkie Pie invites Gauge onto her ShowWithinAShow, "Preppin' with Pinkie", to share recipes in the spirit of cultural exchange. Pinkie, [[SweetTooth naturally]], decides to make cupcakes. Gauge's choice? Iron filling casserole. The audience is decidedly put off by the sight. At the end of the story, Pinkie and Gauge try each other's dishes... only to learn the hard way that Cybertronian and Equestrian cuisine is ''not'' cross-compatible.

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* AlienLunch: In "They Eat Ponies, Don't They?" Pinkie Pie invites Gauge onto her ShowWithinAShow, "Preppin' with Pinkie", to share recipes in the spirit of cultural exchange. Pinkie, [[SweetTooth naturally]], decides to make cupcakes. Gauge's choice? Iron filling casserole. The audience is decidedly put off by the sight. At the end of the story, Pinkie and Gauge try each other's dishes... only to learn the hard way that Cybertronian and Equestrian cuisine is ''not'' cross-compatible.tastes in food don't even remotely overlap.


* IfICantHaveYou: During the final battle, Chrysalis tells Twilight that she will ''never'' reverse the spell that brought the Autobots and Decepticons to Equestria. Her reasoning is that if she can't rule Equestria, then she'll just let it get torn apart by the Transformers' war. It ultimately backfires on her when Spike repairs the Space Bridge from the Cybertron end, allowing him and all the Transformers to return to their respective homes once the Decepticons give up.

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* IfICantHaveYou: During the final battle, Chrysalis tells Twilight that she will ''never'' reverse the spell that brought the Autobots and Decepticons to Equestria. Her reasoning is that if she can't rule Equestria, then she'll just let it get torn apart by the Transformers' war. It ultimately backfires on her when Spike repairs the Space Bridge from the (who's been stuck on Cybertron the whole time) rigs up a portal from his end, allowing him and all the Transformers to return to their respective homes once the Decepticons give up.


* BigBadassBattleSequence: The final issue has the Autobots along with the ponies going into an all out battle against the Deceptions and the Changlings at the foot of the Crystal Empire.
* CameFromTheSky: The Autobots and Decepticons end up dropping out of the sky over Equestria after Chrysalis summons them into their dimension.

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* BigBadassBattleSequence: The final second story of the last issue has sends the Autobots along with the and ponies going into an all out all-out battle against the Deceptions and changelings on the Changlings at the foot outskirts of the Crystal Empire.
* CameFromTheSky: The Autobots and Decepticons end up dropping out of the sky over Equestria after Chrysalis summons them into their dimension.from Cybertron.


* IfICantHaveYou: During the final battle, Chrysalis tells Twilight that she will ''never'' reverse the spell that brought the Autobots and Decepticons to Equestria. Her reasoning is that if she can't rule Equestria, then she'll just let it get torn apart by the Transformers' war.

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* IfICantHaveYou: During the final battle, Chrysalis tells Twilight that she will ''never'' reverse the spell that brought the Autobots and Decepticons to Equestria. Her reasoning is that if she can't rule Equestria, then she'll just let it get torn apart by the Transformers' war. It ultimately backfires on her when Spike repairs the Space Bridge from the Cybertron end, allowing him and all the Transformers to return to their respective homes once the Decepticons give up.


''My Little Pony/Transformers: Friendship in Disguise'' is a four issue mini-series comic that, exactly as it says, crosses over the franchises of My Little Pony and Transformers. Particularly [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic G4]] and [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers G1]] respectively.

Queen Chrysalis has decided if her army and she are outnumbered by too many heroes on Equestria, then she'll summon some help from Changlings in other dimensions. However she gets her wires crossed during the summoning spell and ends tapping into a Cybertronian Space Bridge, warping the Autobots and Decepticons from Cybertron into the Equestria world. Both bots from the conflicting sides end up scattered across the land. Twilight ends up making contact with Optimus Prime and Bumblebee and naturally they become fast friends. However Megatron and Chrysalis have likewise joined forces as well, leading into a race to find the other allies of their respective sides with a major, if rather odd, clash between ponies and robots imminent.

The series has a fair share of writers among which is Creator/IanFlynn, Sam Maggs, and James Asmus. Likewise art provided Tony Fleecs, Jack Lawrence, Sara Pitre-Durocher, and Casey W. Coller

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''My Little Pony/Transformers: Friendship in Disguise'' is a four issue four-issue mini-series comic that, exactly as it says, crosses over the franchises of My Little Pony and Transformers. Particularly [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic G4]] and [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers G1]] respectively.

Queen Chrysalis has decided if that since she and her army and she are outnumbered by too many heroes on Equestria, then Equestria's heroes, she'll summon some call in help from Changlings changelings in other dimensions. However she gets dimensions to even the odds. However, her wires crossed during the summoning spell and ends tapping into accidentally connects to a Cybertronian Space Bridge, warping the bringing dozens of Autobots and Decepticons into Equestria. Robots from Cybertron into the Equestria world. Both bots from the conflicting both sides of the conflict end up scattered across the land. land, and Spike finds himself stranded on Cybertron as well. Twilight ends up making contact and her friends quickly get on good terms with Optimus Prime the Autobots and Bumblebee and naturally they become fast friends. However fend off attacks by Megatron's troops, leading up to a final confrontation in which Megatron and Chrysalis have likewise joined forces as well, leading into a race to find the other allies of make their respective sides with a major, if rather odd, clash between ponies and robots imminent.

The series has a fair share of writers among which is
bid to take over Equestria.

Each issue presents two half-length stories. Writers include
Creator/IanFlynn, Sam Maggs, and James Asmus. Likewise Asmus; and art is provided by Tony Fleecs, Jack Lawrence, Sara Pitre-Durocher, and Casey W. Coller
Coller.


* PowerCreepPowerSeep: Played with. When not using combat magic, the ''My Little Pony'' side of the conflict always has the Autobots save them from the Decepticons with the exception of Rainbow Dash and Spike, painting ''Transformers'' as the more effective combatant. [[RealityWarper Discord]] being in a passive role and the Royal Sisters being absent is also a major reason. This is not surprising, given the franchises' respective genres. However when the alicorns step in "Finale", their magic allows them to fight the Decepticons on even footing.

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* PowerCreepPowerSeep: Played with. When not using combat magic, the ''My Little Pony'' side of the conflict always has the Autobots save them from the Decepticons with the exception of Applejack, Rainbow Dash and Spike, painting ''Transformers'' as the more effective combatant. [[RealityWarper Discord]] being in a passive role and the Royal Sisters and Pillars being absent is also a major reason. This is not surprising, given the franchises' respective genres. However when the alicorns (Twilight and Cadance) step in during "Finale", their magic allows them to fight the Decepticons on even footing.


* YourOtherLeft: A variation: In "They Eat Ponies, Don't They?", Pinkie tells Gauge to go to stage left at the start of their battle with Shockwave. Pinkie soon clarifies that she meant ''right'', leaving Gauge confused.
-->'''Gauge:''' But you said left!\\
'''Pinkie:''' That's showbiz, baby!

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* YourOtherLeft: A variation: In "They Eat Ponies, Don't They?", Pinkie tells Gauge to go to stage left at the start of their battle with Shockwave. Pinkie soon clarifies that she meant ''right'', leaving When Gauge confused.
-->'''Gauge:'''
asks the pink pony to clarify:
-->'''Pinkie:''' You go right, I go left!\\
'''Gauge:'''
But you said left!\\
'''Pinkie:''' That's showbiz, baby!baby!\\
'''Gauge:''' We may never understand each other!


* AmbiguousTimePeriod: Nothing has been firmly established concerning the exact timing of the crossover. The presence of changelings supporting Queen Chrysalis suggests it's set before their HeelRaceTurn in Season 6, Season 7 at latest as there were still renegade changelings until then. But Spike has wings which he grew in Season 8. The final story also includes appearances by the Young Six, who didn't debut until Season 8.

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* AmbiguousTimePeriod: Nothing has been firmly established concerning the exact timing of the crossover. The presence of changelings supporting Queen Chrysalis suggests it's set before their HeelRaceTurn in Season 6, Season 7 at latest as there were still renegade changelings until then. But Spike has wings which he grew in Season 8. The final story also includes appearances by the Young Six, who didn't debut until Season 8. This was lampshaded by Quibble Pants in ''the very first page''.



* CoversAlwaysLie: There are a few characters who appear on the covers of certain issues that don't actually appear at all in the series. Examples include Blitzwing appearing on the cover of "Transformation Is Magic", Beastbox on the cover of "Pet Sounds", and Princesses Celestia and Luna on the cover of "Finale".

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* CoversAlwaysLie: CoversAlwaysLie:
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There are a few characters who appear on the covers of certain issues that don't actually appear at all in the series. Examples include Blitzwing appearing on the cover of "Transformation Is Magic", Beastbox on the cover of "Pet Sounds", and Princesses Celestia and Luna on the cover of "Finale".



* DynamicEntry: Happens to Starscream twice. Once at the beginning where Bumblebee interrupts Starscream by crashing into his face in vehicle mode, then again in Manehattan where Arcee races up in vehicle mode, then transforms into robot mode before delivering a kick to his face.

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* DynamicEntry: DynamicEntry:
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Happens to Starscream twice. Once at the beginning where Bumblebee interrupts Starscream by crashing into his face in vehicle mode, then again in Manehattan where Arcee races up in vehicle mode, then transforms into robot mode before delivering a kick to his face.


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* PowerCreepPowerSeep: Played with. When not using combat magic, the ''My Little Pony'' side of the conflict always has the Autobots save them from the Decepticons with the exception of Rainbow Dash and Spike, painting ''Transformers'' as the more effective combatant. [[RealityWarper Discord]] being in a passive role and the Royal Sisters being absent is also a major reason. This is not surprising, given the franchises' respective genres. However when the alicorns step in "Finale", their magic allows them to fight the Decepticons on even footing.


-->'''Pinkie:''' That's showbiz, baby!

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-->'''Pinkie:''' '''Pinkie:''' That's showbiz, baby!

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* YourOtherLeft: A variation: In "They Eat Ponies, Don't They?", Pinkie tells Gauge to go to stage left at the start of their battle with Shockwave. Pinkie soon clarifies that she meant ''right'', leaving Gauge confused.
-->'''Gauge:''' But you said left!\\
-->'''Pinkie:''' That's showbiz, baby!


* AbsenteeActor: Rumble is conspicuously absent from Soundwave's cassette entourage in "Pet Sounds".
* AdaptationDyeJob: In the original toyline, the Deluxe Insecticons were multiple vibrant colors. Here, they share the same black-and-yellow color scheme as the original Insecticon trio.



* CameFromTheSky: The Autobots and Decepticons ends up dropping out of the sky over Equestria after Chrysalis summons them into their dimension.

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* CameFromTheSky: The Autobots and Decepticons ends end up dropping out of the sky over Equestria after Chrysalis summons them into their dimension.



* ContinuitySnarl: Pinkie has her own television show in "They Eat Ponies, Don't They?", despite the fact that television has never been shown to exist in the world of Equestria before.



* GondorCallsForAid: In the fourth and final issue, some insectioids raid Sweet Apple Arces with only Applejack there to try and fight them off while they consume the farm's apples. Just when it looks like she can't stop them, Discord arrives and uses his magic to summon the entire Apple clan to help fight them off.

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* GondorCallsForAid: In the fourth and final issue, some insectioids the Insecticons raid Sweet Apple Arces with only Applejack there to try and fight them off while they consume the farm's apples. Just when it looks like she can't stop them, Discord arrives and uses his magic to summon the entire Apple clan to help fight them off.off.
* IfICantHaveYou: During the final battle, Chrysalis tells Twilight that she will ''never'' reverse the spell that brought the Autobots and Decepticons to Equestria. Her reasoning is that if she can't rule Equestria, then she'll just let it get torn apart by the Transformers' war.



* MythologyGag: The crown and cape that Starscream dons when he takes over Manehattan are the same that he briefly wore in the [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie original movie.]]

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The crown and cape that Starscream dons when he takes over Manehattan are the same that he briefly wore in the [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie original movie.]]]]
** During the final battle, Spike wears the same kind of Exosuit the Autobots' human ally Spike and his son Daniel wore in the movie.
** Twilight uses her magic to place an orange cap over the barrel of Megatron's fusion cannon. This is a nod to how the original G1 Megatron toy (which transformed into a gun) became more difficult to release over time, as western toy standards later required that toy guns have orange caps over the barrels in order to keep them from looking too much like real guns.


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* ShoutOut: In "Strength in Numbers", Discord brings every Apple family member to Sweet Apple Acres via a series of portals. This is similar to the scene in ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' where TheCavalry arrived to aid in the final battle against Thanos and his forces.

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