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** In an in-universe example, it does seem that the binds of racism do run deep in Equestria, and does cause social and political unrest a few times.

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** In an in-universe example, it does seem that the binds of racism do run deep in Equestria, and does they do cause social and political unrest a few times.


* CloneDegeneration: The Celestia of Loose Change's imagination just can't seem to make a perfect clone. Her CloneArmy that she used against Nightmare Moon was good in the beginning, but a millennium of repeated cloning has rendered their modern version (the Royal Guard) useless. Clone Luna was extremely socially awkward and had a different mane than the original. Cadence was pink. Loose Change holds up Chrysalis as the perfect (if accidental) clone, but she still looks like, well, a changeling.

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* CloneDegeneration: The Celestia of Loose Change's imagination just can't seem to make a perfect clone. Her CloneArmy that she used against Nightmare Moon was good in the beginning, but a millennium of repeated cloning has rendered their modern version (the Royal Guard) useless. Clone Luna was extremely socially awkward and had a different mane than the original. Clone Pony Joe went by the name Donut Joe. Cadence was pink. Loose Change holds up Chrysalis as the perfect (if accidental) clone, but she still looks like, well, a changeling.

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* CloneArmy: Cloning seems to be [[YourAnswerToEverything Celestia's answer to everything]], according to Loose Change. Apparently she used the Mirror Pool to clone an army to fight Nightmare Moon and just kept cloning them up until the present; CloneDegeneration means that the current ones (the Royal Guard) are kinda useless. The difference between Luna's appearance in ''Friendship is Magic'' and ''Luna Eclipsed'' (canonically it's because she was left weakened after Nightmare Moon was torn away by the Elements and regained that power by the second season- which seems to be the accepted InUniverse explanation) is because Celestia pulled YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness on the real Luna and sent her back to the moon, replacing her with a clone (The social awkwardness is again because of CloneDegeneration). Pony Joe's name change to Donut Joe is because he was complicit in [[ItMakesSenseInContext Celestia handing over the true dark magic Elements to the Mane Six via donuts]], so Celestia [[HeKnowsTooMuch killed him]] and replaced him with an (again imperfect) clone. Cadence is another clone of Celestia, who used a TimeyWimeyBall to get her to 'ascend' from a Pegasus to prevent a pegasi revolt (And yes, she's pink because of CloneDegeneration). Chrysalis was the perfect clone, created on accident when Celestia was [[LethalChef baking a cake]] (of course, her default form was twisted and buggy, but details).
* CloneDegeneration: The Celestia of Loose Change's imagination just can't seem to make a perfect clone. Her CloneArmy that she used against Nightmare Moon was good in the beginning, but a millennium of repeated cloning has rendered their modern version (the Royal Guard) useless. Clone Luna was extremely socially awkward and had a different mane than the original. Cadence was pink. Loose Change holds up Chrysalis as the perfect (if accidental) clone, but she still looks like, well, a changeling.


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* LethalChef: Apparently Celestia created Chrysalis while trying to make a cake. [[UnreliableNarrator If Loose Change is to be believed]].


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* VillainousGlutton: Loose Change wastes no opportunity to portray Celestia as obsessed with cake, to the point where she accidentally created Chrysalis because she was just that desperate for pastry.

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* BlackMagic: Baking, as it is inexplicable (to Loose Change), must be dark magic, which is equally inexplicable. Therefore, pizza is the result of evil magic. And as the Elements of Harmony are equivalent to the elements of a good pizza, the elements must also be powered by baking, and therefore dark magic.


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* ComplexityAddiction: Loose Change's version of Celestia seems to do a lot of manipulation for her 'pro-friendship agenda' even when she has the necessary ponies under mind control.


* TheDogWasTheMastermind: Spike is TheDragon to Celestia, and it's through him that Celestia manipulates the Mane Six (a term Loose Change does use in her essay, although she doesn't know why).
* DracoInLeatherPants: Loose Change does her best to prop up villains who historically opposed Celestia. Her logic is stretched to the breaking point in doing so since those villains were [[MadGod Discord]] and [[TheNightThatNeverEnds Nightmare]] [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Moon]], but it's not like logic has ever bothered Loose Change before.



** The narrator, of course, is herself a great example of this trope, and goes as far to put down the other pony races while raising Earth ponies up on a pedestal whenever possible. She also seems to have an irrational hatred of griffins, goats and a whole bunch of other races. This trait of hers is [[PlayedForLaughs played up for laughs]], though.

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** The narrator, of course, is Loose Change herself has a great example severe case of this trope, and this. Her worldview goes as far to put down the other pony races while raising like so: Earth ponies up on Ponies (SuperiorSpecies)> Pegasi (DumbMuscle)> Unicorns ([[FantasticRacism racist]] [[HypocriticalHumor lesser beings]])> Alicorns (unicorns who found a pedestal whenever possible. She also seems way to have an irrational hatred of griffins, goats get wings and a whole bunch of other races. This trait of hers is [[PlayedForLaughs played up for laughs]], though.used it to become [[VillainWithGoodPublicity villains with good publicity]])> Non-pony species such as griffons and minotaurs (scum)


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* FreudianExcuse: A PlayedForLaughs one. Loose Change suffered ParentalNeglect from her drunk mother and DisappearedDad (he got struck by lightning while climbing a lighning rod trying to get better theta-ray connection with aliens). Her greatest dream as a filly was to join Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns, but they rejected her because to get in, one has to be a) gifted and b) a unicorn. Loose Change took it badly and blamed Celestia, which is why she hates her and [[RonTheDeathEater demonizes her]] in her essay. Her FantasticRacism is motivated by [[DrivenByEnvy envy]]; As an Earth Pony, she will never have magic herself and is very jealous of those who do. She copes by trying to convince herself that Earth Ponies are superior to unicorns and thus she has no reason to be jealous (it isn't really working).


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* TinfoilHat: Crazy Larry and Loose Change have them to block out the sun rays (which Celestia is obviously using for some nefarious purpose). Loose Change's deceased father was also named Foil Hat.


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* UnwittingPawn: The Mane Six, if you believe Loose Change. According to her, Celestia made a deal with Nightmare Moon to stage a confrontation, give them the Elements of Harmony (which were fakes, as Celestia reformed Luna with the ''real'', dark magic-powered elements). She then gave them the power of the real elements through doughnuts (apparently the only chance she had was at the end of ''The Best Night Ever'') and used MoreThanMindControl to set up [[ConflictBall friendship problems]] in order to prop up her lie about ThePowerOfFriendship.


** [[spoiler: The Equinus Republic fell due to the ponies of government having a great big orgy.]] [[TropeNamer It makes sense in context.]]

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** [[spoiler: The Equinus Republic fell due to the ponies of government having a great big orgy.]] [[TropeNamer [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin It makes sense in context.]]


''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/126866/equestria-a-history-revealed Equestria: A History Revealed]]'' is a WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfiction written by Hoofry Poneigher.

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''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/126866/equestria-a-history-revealed Equestria: A History Revealed]]'' is a WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfiction written by Hoofry Poneigher.



Not to be confused with FanFic/ABriefHistoryOfEquestria.

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Not to be confused with FanFic/ABriefHistoryOfEquestria.
''FanFic/ABriefHistoryOfEquestria''.



* [[invoked]] AssPull: The ending to the fic's version of the Hearts and Hooves Day legend certainly qualifies as this, when near the end [[spoiler:a giant ponyeating dragon suddenly descends upon high and burns every pony alive in the kingdom.]] But it's [[PlayedForLaughs played for laughs]] though.

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* [[invoked]] AssPull: AssPull:
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The ending to the fic's version of the Hearts and Hooves Day legend certainly qualifies as this, when near the end [[spoiler:a giant ponyeating dragon suddenly descends upon high and burns every pony alive in the kingdom.]] But it's [[PlayedForLaughs played for laughs]] though.



* BlackAndGrayMorality: The supposed "good" (at least according to Loose Change) Equinus Republic is a clear example of this, as some of their actions have very clearly questionable morals.

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* BlackAndGrayMorality: BlackAndGrayMorality:
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The supposed "good" (at least according to Loose Change) Equinus Republic is a clear example of this, as some of their actions have very clearly questionable morals.



But if she lied about the Hearts and Hooves Day legend first, then she would clearly also lie about the Hearth's Warming Eve Paegent, as it held much greater significance.
** The whole exchange is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded even further]] when she states that ignoring that, she reached a new shape of thought, one [[StealthPun without a point]], so she says to make a 360° back to the original point of the paragraph.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Happens many times with Loose Change, who ignores obvious information right in front of her, to go off on a tangent on some minuscule, trivial thing.
** On the few times she does manage to potentially discover some kind of conspiracy in Equestrian history, she instead overanalyzes something meaningless, such as when she was convinced that word choice in a certain quotation was suspicious, and spent three paragraphs analyzing of the use of the word, "hellfire". [[spoiler: She concludes it meant an evil fire.]]
* [[invoked]] ConfirmationBias: One of the many biases that Loose Change is guilty of. One of the more prevalent ones throughout the work.
** She directly goes out of her way to ignore information that contradicts her claims, and even directly states a few times, that the rest of the "idiot historians" can be right occasionally, given that they match her beliefs. Her terrible reasoning skills in her essay, however, are thankfully PlayedForLaughs in-universe.
* ConspiracyKitchenSink: It's what Loose Change most certainly believes in. Whether or not it has any truth to it is up to debate and the reader's abject trust in the narrator.
** Hints at conspiracies are present in between the lines, but they certainly are not to the extent Loose Change would like them to be.

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But if she lied about the Hearts and Hooves Day legend first, then she would clearly also lie about the Hearth's Warming Eve Paegent, as it held much greater significance.
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significance. The whole exchange is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded even further]] when she states that ignoring that, she reached a new shape of thought, one [[StealthPun without a point]], so she says to make a 360° back to the original point of the paragraph.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Happens many times with Loose Change, who ignores obvious information right in front of her, her to go off on a tangent on some minuscule, trivial thing.
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thing. On the few times she does manage to potentially discover some kind of conspiracy in Equestrian history, she instead overanalyzes something meaningless, such as when she was convinced that word choice in a certain quotation was suspicious, and spent three paragraphs analyzing of the use of the word, word "hellfire". [[spoiler: She concludes it meant an evil fire.]]
* [[invoked]] ConfirmationBias: One of the many biases that Loose Change is guilty of. One of, and one of the more prevalent ones throughout the work.
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work. She directly goes out of her way to ignore information that contradicts her claims, and even directly states a few times, times that the rest of the "idiot historians" can be right occasionally, given that they match her beliefs. Her terrible reasoning skills in her essay, however, are thankfully PlayedForLaughs in-universe.
* ConspiracyKitchenSink: It's what Loose Change most certainly believes in. Whether or not it has any truth to it is up to debate and the reader's abject trust in the narrator.
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narrator. Hints at conspiracies are present in between the lines, but they certainly are not to the extent Loose Change would like them to be.



* CrazyHomelessPeople: Her [[spoiler: only]] friend, Crazy Larry. It's even in his name.
** It becomes a problem when Loose Change seems to ignore most legitimate historical sources in favor of the words of her friend [[spoiler: and crush]].

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* CrazyHomelessPeople: Her [[spoiler: only]] friend, Crazy Larry. It's even in his name. \n** It becomes a problem when Loose Change seems to ignore most legitimate historical sources in favor of the words of her friend [[spoiler: and crush]].



* CruelTwistEnding: The end of the Hearts and Hooves Day legend certainly qualifies as this.
** The fact that this was supposedly the canon legend that the CMC read on the show only makes the point that much more diabolical.
** The name of the book itself should have tipped somepony off, as it was supposedly titled "How the Sea-Pony Wished Upon a Star and Unknowingly Started Racial Prosecution Under An Emergent Fascist Regime: A Collection of Filly’s Tales and Legends That Start Off Whimsical But End in Destruction and Death".
* {{Demonization}}: Loose Change tends to demonize Celestia much more than she deserves, even in comparison to actual evil, and she calls her logical and rational decisions the work of pure stupidity and wickedness.
** She seems to go out of her way to demonize Celestia every time she gets, even when in subtext, it is made clear that Celestia is one of the few good guys in the fic.

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* CruelTwistEnding: The end of the Hearts and Hooves Day legend certainly qualifies as this.
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this. The fact that this was supposedly the canon legend that the CMC read on the show only makes the point that much more diabolical.
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diabolical. The name of the book itself should have tipped somepony off, as it was supposedly titled "How the Sea-Pony Wished Upon a Star and Unknowingly Started Racial Prosecution Under An Emergent Fascist Regime: A Collection of Filly’s Tales and Legends That Start Off Whimsical But End in Destruction and Death".
* {{Demonization}}: Loose Change tends to demonize Celestia much more than she deserves, even in comparison to actual evil, and she calls her logical and rational decisions the work of pure stupidity and wickedness.
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wickedness. She seems to go out of her way to demonize Celestia every time she gets, even when in subtext, it is made clear that Celestia is one of the few good guys in the fic.



* [[invoked]] EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: Everything is a symbol. Even certain word choices from ancient sources.
** The fact that she can find and actively searches for meaning behind everything ties in with her Conspiracy Theorist nature. It also makes for a very entertaining essay.

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* [[invoked]] EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: Everything is a symbol. Even certain word choices from ancient sources.
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sources. The fact that she can find and actively searches for meaning behind everything ties in with her Conspiracy Theorist nature. It also makes for a very entertaining essay.



* FantasticRacism: In an in-universe example, it does seem that the binds of racism do run deep in Equestria, and does cause social and political unrest a few times.
** The narrator of course, is herself a great example of this trope, and goes as far to put down the other races while raising Earth ponies up on a pedestal whenever possible. She also seems to have an irrational hatred of griffins, goats, and a whole bunch of other races. This trait of hers is [[PlayedForLaughs played up for laughs]] though.
* FeigningIntelligence: Loose Change tends to be more about having the appearance of knowledge rather than actually having any knowledge of her own. And even that doesn't work most of the time.
** It doesn't help that the fic is supposed to be her academic essay that's she's submitting to her University, and any hopes of her maintaining academic professionalism and integrity are gone by Chapter 2. She still maintains that she's "smarter than the rest of those traditionalist historians", despite clear evidence that she's not.

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* FantasticRacism: FantasticRacism:
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In an in-universe example, it does seem that the binds of racism do run deep in Equestria, and does cause social and political unrest a few times.
** The narrator narrator, of course, is herself a great example of this trope, and goes as far to put down the other pony races while raising Earth ponies up on a pedestal whenever possible. She also seems to have an irrational hatred of griffins, goats, goats and a whole bunch of other races. This trait of hers is [[PlayedForLaughs played up for laughs]] laughs]], though.
* FeigningIntelligence: Loose Change tends to be more about having the appearance of knowledge rather than actually having any knowledge of her own. And even that doesn't work most of the time.
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time. It doesn't help that the fic is supposed to be her academic essay that's she's submitting to her University, university, and any hopes of her maintaining academic professionalism and integrity are gone by Chapter 2. She still maintains that she's "smarter than the rest of those traditionalist historians", despite clear evidence that she's not.



* FunWithAcronyms: The real-life author tends to do this sometimes. Not all of them seem to have meanings, such as the "'''C'''elestia '''W'''ater'''m'''elon '''F'''riendship '''S'''urprise", but others, such as the '''U'''nited '''R'''oyal '''I'''ndomitable '''N'''ational '''E'''questrian forces have obviously been carefully crafted together.
** Strangely enough, it seems as though nobody in-universe realizes the unfortunate acronym of the latter, with the narrator only noting that it seemed excessively extravagant and longwinded. Played even more straighter when Princess Luna directly calls them by that name.

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* FunWithAcronyms: The real-life author tends to do this sometimes. Not all of them seem to have meanings, such as the "'''C'''elestia '''W'''ater'''m'''elon '''F'''riendship '''S'''urprise", but others, such as the '''U'''nited '''R'''oyal '''I'''ndomitable '''N'''ational '''E'''questrian forces have obviously been carefully crafted together.
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together. Strangely enough, it seems as though nobody in-universe realizes the unfortunate acronym of the latter, with the narrator only noting that it seemed excessively extravagant and longwinded. Played even more straighter when Princess Luna directly calls them by that name.



* HandWave: Literally invoked when Loose Change says that most flaws in logic can be handwaved by the work of wizards/magic.
** Given that they do live in a world of talking horses and magic unicorns, technically, it does make sense.

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* HandWave: HandWave:
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Literally invoked when Loose Change says that most flaws in logic can be handwaved by the work of wizards/magic.
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wizards/magic, which is admittedly somewhat justified, given that they do live in a world of talking horses and magic unicorns, technically, it does make sense.unicorns.



* InsufferableGenius: Subverted in that the main character certainly sees herself as one, but she's mostly just insufferable.
** She at one point "humble brags" that she rated 79 on an IQ test and the doctor called her "special". She views this as a point of pride, clearly not being aware of how the scale works.
* ItMakesSenseInContext: Most of the conclusions reached by Loose Change, without context, are extremely absurd. Of course, with her jumps in logic and insane overanalysis, even with context, it doesn't help matters too much.

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* InsufferableGenius: Subverted in that the main character certainly sees herself as one, but she's mostly just insufferable.
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insufferable. She at one point "humble brags" that she rated 79 on an IQ test and the doctor called her "special". She views this as a point of pride, clearly not being aware of how the scale works.
* ItMakesSenseInContext: ItMakesSenseInContext:
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Most of the conclusions reached by Loose Change, without context, are extremely absurd. Of course, with her jumps in logic and insane overanalysis, even with context, it doesn't help matters too much.



* LemonyNarrator: If one thing can be said about this fanfic, it's that it takes a unique approach to its writing style. Extremely unconventional, both in storytelling-structure, and in professionalism as expected from an academic essay, it manages to be both of those things while being different in itself.
** In this case, not only is the narrator a character in the story in her own right, it can be argued that she is the only character. Other than the glimpses of history that can be gleamed from quotes and references from other ponies, Equestria's history is mostly seen through her eyes, and it is through the journey in the eyes of this clearly not all there pony, that the story turns a supposedly dry essay into a thrillride of laughter.

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* LemonyNarrator: If one thing can be said about this fanfic, it's that it takes a unique approach to its writing style. Extremely unconventional, both in storytelling-structure, and in professionalism as expected from an academic essay, it manages to be both of those things while being different in itself.
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itself. In this case, not only is the narrator a character in the story in her own right, it can be argued that she is the only character. Other than the glimpses of history that can be gleamed from quotes and references from other ponies, Equestria's history is mostly seen through her eyes, and it is through the journey in the eyes of this clearly not all there pony, that the story turns a supposedly dry essay into a thrillride of laughter.



* LiteralMinded: The narrator certainly fits this well. She tends to analyze minute details behind word choice in an attempt to find some hidden meaning,
** However, this is not always the case, as sometimes she ignores the literal meaning for a more symbolic one. She really tends to go either way depending on what supports her way of thinking the best at the moment.

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* LiteralMinded: The narrator certainly fits this well. She tends to analyze minute details behind word choice in an attempt to find some hidden meaning,
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meaning. However, this is not always the case, as sometimes she ignores the literal meaning for a more symbolic one. She really tends to go either way depending on what supports her way of thinking the best at the moment.



* MasterRace: The narrator props up her own race as the superior race while demeaning and insulting the pegasi and unicorns.
** [[spoiler: Partially subverted in that as is seen by the text, in history and in biology, it seems as though Earth Ponies are actually slightly inferior.]] But it's not like data has ever stopped Loose Change's logic before.

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* MasterRace: The narrator props up her own race as the superior race while demeaning and insulting the pegasi and unicorns.
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unicorns. [[spoiler: Partially subverted in that as is seen by the text, in history and in biology, it seems as though Earth Ponies earth ponies are actually slightly inferior.]] But it's not like data has ever stopped Loose Change's logic before.



* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: Played straight in the essay's abstract and several times throughout the essay. Though given the essay is about conspiracy theories, it is somewhat justified.

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* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer:
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Played straight in the essay's abstract and several times throughout the essay. Though given the essay is about conspiracy theories, it is somewhat justified.



* PlayedForLaughs: The entire concept of the fic is played for laughs, as a parody of the professionalism expected from a historical essay.

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* PlayedForLaughs: PlayedForLaughs:
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The entire concept of the fic is played for laughs, as a parody of the professionalism expected from a historical essay.



* ProductPlacement: In a Stealth Pun as stealthy as getting hit by a truck, Loose Change invokes this trope with the word "Hot Topic", which is of course followed by a tiny "Buy MLP Shirts Today!"
** Directly referenced in the bibliography as [[spoiler:a message paid by the Hot Topic corporation.]]
* PunnyName: Loose Change, Hoofry Poneigher, most of the authors listed in the bibliography all have unashamedly punny names.

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* ProductPlacement: ProductPlacement:
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In a Stealth Pun as stealthy as getting hit by a truck, Loose Change invokes this trope with the word "Hot Topic", which is of course followed by a tiny "Buy MLP Shirts Today!"
** Directly referenced in the bibliography as [[spoiler:a message paid by the Hot Topic corporation.]]
corporation]].
* PunnyName: PunnyName:
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Loose Change, Hoofry Poneigher, Poneigher and most of the authors listed in the bibliography all have unashamedly punny names.



** Loose Change fears the dreaded Fallacy Police. Apparently they're watching her, waiting for her to slip up. Good thing for her, Loose Change reasons that [[BlatantLies she's had no faults in logic in her essay so far]] so she should be fine. But given the absurdity of the statement, it stands to reason that their existence is highly questionable.

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** Loose Change fears the dreaded Fallacy Police. Apparently they're watching her, waiting for her to slip up. Good thing for her, Loose Change reasons reasons, that [[BlatantLies she's had no faults in logic in her essay so far]] so she should be fine. But given the absurdity of the statement, it stands to reason that their existence is highly questionable.



** It seems like this trope seems to fit the Equinus Republic in general, as they spent weeks debating the simple creation of a road before throwing out the [[DemocracyIsFlawed case all together]], while approving the abolishment of penalties for homicidal evisceration in less than an hour.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Loose Change sees herself as a better historian than any other pony, despite still being a student at the University of Canterlot.
** Apparently she has sold some of her previous essays as books, but [[spoiler: they're obviously not doing too well, given Loose Change has to blatantly advertise them in-essay.]]

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** It seems like this trope seems to fit the Equinus Republic in general, as they spent weeks debating the simple creation of a road before throwing out the [[DemocracyIsFlawed case all together]], altogether]], while approving the abolishment of penalties for homicidal evisceration in less than an hour.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Loose Change sees herself as a better historian than any other pony, despite still being a student at the University of Canterlot. \n** Apparently she has sold some of her previous essays as books, but [[spoiler: they're obviously not doing too well, given Loose Change has to blatantly advertise them in-essay.]]in-essay]].



* ThereAreNoCoincidences: Loose Change believes this to the point of using InsaneTrollLogic to justify her theories.
** In Chapter 10, Loose Change reveals that she was motivated to write this essay because [[spoiler:she found a Celestia-shaped Dorito chip and was convinced it was a sign, invoking this trope.]]
* TooDumbToFool: Used to explain how the Earth Ponies didn't fall [[spoiler: for Celestia's lies]] like the pegasi, because they were mostly amazed by the fact they had working outhouses. Subverted in the sense that the narrator plays it up as a sign of their superiority.

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* ThereAreNoCoincidences: ThereAreNoCoincidences:
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Loose Change believes this to the point of using InsaneTrollLogic to justify her theories.
** In Chapter 10, Loose Change reveals that she was motivated to write this essay because [[spoiler:she found a Celestia-shaped Dorito chip and was convinced it was a sign, invoking this trope.]]
trope]].
* TooDumbToFool: TooDumbToFool:
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Used to explain how the Earth Ponies earth ponies didn't fall [[spoiler: for Celestia's lies]] like the pegasi, because they were mostly amazed by the fact they had working outhouses. Subverted in the sense that the narrator plays it up as a sign of their superiority.



* UnreliableNarrator: Loose Change is without a doubt, one of the most unreliable narrators to ever be featured in a fanfiction. Her tendency to present her conspiracies as fact is both disorienting and highly amusing as well. But it is this nature of hers that the entire concept of the fic centers around.
** It is possible to get a glimpse of actual Equestrian history through her eyes, wading through the enormous fallacies and insane conspiracy theories she presents. But the fic mostly consists solely of Equestrian history as seen through her eyes, whether the reader wants to accept it as accurate or not.

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* UnreliableNarrator: Loose Change is is, without a doubt, one of the most unreliable narrators to ever be featured in a fanfiction. Her tendency to present her conspiracies as fact is both disorienting and highly amusing as well. But it is this nature of hers that the entire concept of the fic centers around.
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around. It is possible to get a glimpse of actual Equestrian history through her eyes, wading through the enormous fallacies and insane conspiracy theories she presents. But the fic mostly consists solely of Equestrian history as seen through her eyes, whether the reader wants to accept it as accurate or not.



* [[invoked]] WhatDoYouMeanItsNotDidactic?: It seems Loose Change needs to learn this, as she picks apart benign things and events for evidence. So far, she has analyzed: the wordchoice of select sources, what rocks can represent, cited a cereal box, and made [[spoiler: a far-fetched leap in logic to relate Celestia to Italian food, when a cooking book mentions "the elements of a good pizza"]]
* [[invoked]] WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs?: Subverted. Though many of Loose Change's observations seem to be so farfetched that drugs must have been a factor, other than the few chapters where she does get drunk, her conclusions are usually the product of her own crazed, [[ConspiracyTheorist conspiracy addled]] mind.
** [[spoiler: Actually, it is revealed much later on that she borrows some of Crazy Larry's pills. She seems to think that they're pills to make you smarter though.]]

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* [[invoked]] WhatDoYouMeanItsNotDidactic?: WhatDoYouMeanItsNotDidactic: It seems Loose Change needs to learn this, as she picks apart benign things and events for evidence. So far, she has analyzed: the wordchoice of select sources, what rocks can represent, cited a cereal box, and made [[spoiler: a far-fetched leap in logic to relate Celestia to Italian food, when a cooking book mentions "the elements of a good pizza"]]
* [[invoked]] WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs?: WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Subverted. Though many of Loose Change's observations seem to be so farfetched that drugs must have been a factor, other than the few chapters where she does get drunk, her conclusions are usually the product of her own crazed, [[ConspiracyTheorist conspiracy addled]] mind.
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mind. [[spoiler: Actually, it It is revealed much later on that she actually borrows some of Crazy Larry's pills. She seems to think that they're pills to make you smarter though.]]



* HundredPercentAdorationRating: Apparently Celestia had this up the wazoo during the Classical period. There was so much universal praise for her that it caused Loose Change [[spoiler: to replace sections of her essay with her haikus]], just because she had enough of referencing the pro-Celestia sources.
** Of course, in actuality, if the references are to be taken at face-value, the Celestia propaganda was absurd within itself, with praise such as [[ShoutOut "Celestia is love, Celestia is life."]]

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* HundredPercentAdorationRating: Apparently Celestia had this up the wazoo during the Classical period. There was so much universal praise for her that it caused Loose Change [[spoiler: to replace sections of her essay with her haikus]], just because she had enough of referencing the pro-Celestia sources.
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sources. Of course, in actuality, if the references are to be taken at face-value, the Celestia propaganda was absurd within itself, with praise such as [[ShoutOut "Celestia is love, Celestia is life."]]


* ConfirmationBias: Describes Loose Change's attitude to opposing historical arguments to a T. No matter what kind of logic hoops she has to jump through, no matter how many absolutely ridiculous theories she has to come up with, she'll find a way to make sure her "truth" always comes out on top.



* [[invoked] CreatorsApathy: Loose Change has a very lax approach to essay writing, getting drunk towards the end of Chapter 3, not wanting to write any more praise for Princess Celestia, instead, [[spoiler: inserting her self-authored haikus in their place]], and literally admitting to lying to her professor and cursing him in-text (while he is supposedly marking it).

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* [[invoked] [[invoked]] CreatorsApathy: Loose Change has a very lax approach to essay writing, getting drunk towards the end of Chapter 3, not wanting to write any more praise for Princess Celestia, instead, [[spoiler: inserting her self-authored haikus in their place]], and literally admitting to lying to her professor and cursing him in-text (while he is supposedly marking it).


''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/126866/equestria-a-history-revealed Equestria: A History Revealed]]''
is a WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfiction written by Hoofry Poneigher.

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''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/126866/equestria-a-history-revealed Equestria: A History Revealed]]''
Revealed]]'' is a WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfiction written by Hoofry Poneigher.


** [[spoiler: Partially subverted in that as is seen by the text, in history and in biology, it seems as though Earth Ponies are actually slightly inferior.]] But it's not like data has ever [[BiasSteamroller stopped Loose Change's logic before]].

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** [[spoiler: Partially subverted in that as is seen by the text, in history and in biology, it seems as though Earth Ponies are actually slightly inferior.]] But it's not like data has ever [[BiasSteamroller stopped Loose Change's logic before]].before.


* [[invoked]] CriticalResearchFailure: Loose Change fulfills this trope in spades. To her credit, she does do research, but she blatantly ignores what is stated in favour of her own opinions, going as far as to cross out sections of quotes that [[BiasSteamroller don't agree with her view]].

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* [[invoked]] CriticalResearchFailure: Loose Change fulfills this trope in spades. To her credit, she does do research, but she blatantly ignores what is stated in favour of her own opinions, going as far as to cross out sections of quotes that [[BiasSteamroller [[ConfirmationBias don't agree with her view]].


* BiasSteamroller: Describes Loose Change's attitude to opposing historical arguments to a T. No matter what kind of logic hoops she has to jump through, no matter how many absolutely ridiculous theories she has to come up with, she'll find a way to make sure her "truth" always comes out on top.


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* ConfirmationBias: Describes Loose Change's attitude to opposing historical arguments to a T. No matter what kind of logic hoops she has to jump through, no matter how many absolutely ridiculous theories she has to come up with, she'll find a way to make sure her "truth" always comes out on top.


* [[CrazyHomelessPeople Crazy Homeless Horse]]: Her [[spoiler: only]] friend, Crazy Larry. It's even in his name.

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* [[CrazyHomelessPeople Crazy Homeless Horse]]: CrazyHomelessPeople: Her [[spoiler: only]] friend, Crazy Larry. It's even in his name.



* [[invoked] CreatorsApathy: Loose Change has a very lax approach to essay writing, getting drunk towards the end of Chapter 3, not wanting to write any more praise for Princess Celestia, instead, [[spoiler: inserting her self-authored haikus in their place]], and literally admitting to lying to her professor and cursing him in-text (while he is supposedly marking it).



* [[invoked]]EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: Everything is a symbol. Even certain word choices from ancient sources.

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* [[invoked]]EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: [[invoked]] EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: Everything is a symbol. Even certain word choices from ancient sources.



* [[invoked]]FanonDiscontinuity: Interestingly subverted. Despite the subject matter promising a change in what is known in Equestrian history and the absolute madness surrounding the narrator's theories, because the show never revealed much regarding its history, if one was to accept Loose Change's conclusions at face value, it would still fit within the confines of the show, albeit giving it a very weird backstory.

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* [[invoked]]FanonDiscontinuity: [[invoked]] FanonDiscontinuity: Interestingly subverted. Despite the subject matter promising a change in what is known in Equestrian history and the absolute madness surrounding the narrator's theories, because the show never revealed much regarding its history, if one was to accept Loose Change's conclusions at face value, it would still fit within the confines of the show, albeit giving it a very weird backstory.



* TheManBehindTheMan: Apparently Celestia has been behind most significant events in Equestrian history, even the ones she wasn't in control of. Of course, given this claim is made by Loose Change, it may not stand true in-universe.



* [[TheManBehindTheMan The Horse Behind the Horse]]: Apparently Celestia has been behind most significant events in Equestrian history, even the ones she wasn't in control of. Of course, given this claim is made by Loose Change, it may not stand true in-universe.
* [[invoked]] TheyJustDidntCare: Loose Change has a very lax approach to essay writing, getting drunk towards the end of Chapter 3, not wanting to write any more praise for Princess Celestia, instead, [[spoiler: inserting her self-authored haikus in their place]], and literally admitting to lying to her professor and cursing him in-text (while he is supposedly marking it).


* BlackComedy: Some of the jokes can tend to be pretty dark, especially as it seems that Loose Change doesn't have much of a conscious when regarding some of the darker sides of Equestrian history.

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* BlackComedy: Some of the jokes can tend to be pretty dark, especially as it seems that Loose Change doesn't have much of a conscious conscience when regarding some of the darker sides of Equestrian history.

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* IJustWantToBeYou: Deep down, she really wants to ''be'' Celestia. The fact that she isn't and never will be anything like her is what drives her to demonize Celestia in her essay.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: Loose Change's bashing of Celestia and Twilight is rooted in her envy of them.

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