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* EasilyForgiven: PlayedForLaughs at the end, where Rarity praises Spike for saving Ponyville... from himself.

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* ShutUpScaryThing: Rarity gives gigantic Spike a thorough telling-off for ruining her cape.


* KingKongClimb: Spike does this, with Rarity as his hostage.

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* KingKongClimb: Spike does this, climbs the tallest mountain next to Ponyville in this manner, with Rarity as his hostage.hostage, and the Wonderbolts swooping around like biplanes.


* WhamEpisode: This episode brought a double wham: First of all, we are revealed that Spike is ''way'' more dangerous and unstable than we could have ever imagined, and second, Spike finally confesses his secret crush to Rarity, who ''reveals that she already knew, and then accepts it with teary eyes'' (though the second wasn't that much of a surprise).


** When Twilight starts to clean Spike's cheek, you can hear a little familiar tune from the ''MarioBros'' game. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kHlrVTemu4 Check it out here.]]

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** When Twilight starts to clean Spike's cheek, you can hear a little familiar tune from the ''MarioBros'' ''Videogame/MarioBros'' game. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kHlrVTemu4 Check it out here.]]

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* CrushFilter: According to the author, Rarity's eye-fluttering and mane wave during the moments before Spike gives her the Ruby are from Spike's point of view, not something she was objectively doing.


* LiteraryAllusionTitle: The name is similar to a 1987 MichaelJFox film ''The Secret of My Success''.

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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: The name is similar to a 1987 MichaelJFox Creator/MichaelJFox film ''The Secret of My Success''.


* LiteraryAllusionTitle: The name is similar to a 1987 MichaelJFox film ''The Secret of My Success''.



* PunBasedTitle: The name is similar to a 1987 MichaelJFox film ''The Secret of My Success''.


->'''Spike:''' I usually only get ''one'' gift for my birthday. From Twilight. A ''book''.
->[Twilight smiles sheepishly and then hides the gift-wrapped book she was carrying behind her back]

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->'''Spike:''' I usually only get ''one'' gift for my birthday. From Twilight. A ''book''.
->[Twilight
''book''.\\
(''Twilight
smiles sheepishly and then hides the gift-wrapped book she was carrying behind her back]
back'')



!!Tropes present in this episode (YMMV tropes can be found [[YMMV/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E10SecretOfMyExcess here]]):

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!!Tropes present in this episode (YMMV tropes can be found [[YMMV/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E10SecretOfMyExcess here]]):
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* CirclingBirdies

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* CirclingBirdiesCirclingBirdies:



* ContinuityCavalcade: In Spike's initial hoard we see: Applejack's trophy from [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E4ApplebuckSeason "Applebuck Season"]], Pinkie Pie's rubber chicken from [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E7Dragonshy "Dragonshy"]], the rainbow football from [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E13FallWeatherFriends "Fall Weather Friends"]], Pinkie Pie's foam finger from [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E16SonicRainboom "Sonic Rainboom"]], Apple Bloom's bowling ball from [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E6TheCutiePox "The Cutie Pox"]], and Pinkie's tuba (although technically a sousaphone) from [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E10SwarmOfTheCentury "Swarm of the Century"]].

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* ContinuityCavalcade: In Spike's initial hoard we see: Applejack's trophy from [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E4ApplebuckSeason "Applebuck Season"]], "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E4ApplebuckSeason Applebuck Season]]", Pinkie Pie's rubber chicken from [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E7Dragonshy "Dragonshy"]], "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E7Dragonshy Dragonshy]]", the rainbow football from [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E13FallWeatherFriends "Fall "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E13FallWeatherFriends Fall Weather Friends"]], Friends]]", Pinkie Pie's foam finger from [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E16SonicRainboom "Sonic Rainboom"]], "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E16SonicRainboom Sonic Rainboom]]", Apple Bloom's bowling ball from [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E6TheCutiePox "The "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E6TheCutiePox The Cutie Pox"]], Pox]]", and Pinkie's tuba (although technically a sousaphone) from [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E10SwarmOfTheCentury "Swarm "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E10SwarmOfTheCentury Swarm of the Century"]].Century]]".



** Fluttershy's able to fly [[ChekhovsSkill almost as fast]] as Rainbow Dash, as seen in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 "Return of Harmony"]].
** The Water Tower used to feed the Ursa Minor in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E6BoastBusters "Boast Busters"]] is used to store Spike's hoard (and trap the Wonderbolts).
** From [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E7Dragonshy "Dragonshy"]], Fluttershy's fear of adult dragons makes a return and Spike climbs up the same mountain that the dragon lived in.
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E4LunaEclipsed "Luna Eclipsed"]], Twilight asked Spike why he hadn't read the book she gave him about "Obscure Unicorn History", which might have been one of his previous birthday presents from her.

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** Fluttershy's able to fly [[ChekhovsSkill almost as fast]] as Rainbow Dash, as seen in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 "Return "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 Return of Harmony"]].
Harmony]]".
** The Water Tower used to feed the Ursa Minor in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E6BoastBusters "Boast Busters"]] "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E6BoastBusters Boast Busters]]" is used to store Spike's hoard (and trap the Wonderbolts).
** From [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E7Dragonshy "Dragonshy"]], "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E7Dragonshy Dragonshy]]", Fluttershy's fear of adult dragons makes a return and Spike climbs up the same mountain that the dragon lived in.
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E4LunaEclipsed "Luna Eclipsed"]], "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E4LunaEclipsed Luna Eclipsed]]", Twilight asked Spike why he hadn't read the book she gave him about "Obscure Unicorn History", which might have been one of his previous birthday presents from her.



* DelayedReaction: Rarity has one upon first hearing Spike intends to eat the Fire Ruby.
-->'''Rarity:''' Is that a Fire Ruby? That must be at least 20 carats! No inclusions, pristine facets...\\

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* DelayedReaction: DelayedReaction:
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Rarity has one upon first hearing Spike intends to eat the Fire Ruby.
-->'''Rarity:''' --->'''Rarity:''' Is that a Fire Ruby? That must be at least 20 carats! No inclusions, pristine facets...\\



* EpicFail

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* EpicFailEpicFail:



* {{Flashback}}: Spike remembers his moment of gifting the fire ruby to Rarity, though some of the details have conspicuously changed… Then again, this is from Spike's [=POV=] and he probably remembers differently.

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* {{Flashback}}: Spike remembers his moment of gifting the fire ruby to Rarity, though some of the details have conspicuously changed… Then changed... then again, this is from Spike's [=POV=] POV and he probably remembers differently.



* GiftGivingGaffe

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* GiftGivingGaffeGiftGivingGaffe:



* GravityIsAHarshMistress

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* GravityIsAHarshMistressGravityIsAHarshMistress:



* IdiotBall: Twilight for never considering the possibility of researching dragon life cycle prior to this episode, and by extension Celestia for either similarly not doing research or, more likely, allowing Twilight to take him to Ponyville without informing her of the specifics of such. Later justified as of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E21DragonQuest Dragon Quest]]; apparently since dragons are so rare, no one ever bothered to research them to any degree, which raises its own questions.

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* IdiotBall: Twilight for never considering the possibility of researching dragon life cycle prior to this episode, and by extension Celestia for either similarly not doing research or, more likely, allowing Twilight to take him to Ponyville without informing her of the specifics of such. Later justified as of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E21DragonQuest "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E21DragonQuest Dragon Quest]]; Quest]]"; apparently since dragons are so rare, no one no-one ever bothered to research them to any degree, which raises its own questions.



** This episode features a [[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} giant lizard with back-spines who breathes green fire and smashes the town]]... and they use it to do a Film/KingKong parody!

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** This episode features a [[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} giant lizard with back-spines who breathes green fire and smashes the town]]... and they use it to do a Film/KingKong ''Film/KingKong'' parody!



* {{Kaiju}}: Spike after maturing to full size and going on a thieving rampage comes off as this, though he isn't really attacking Ponyville and its citizens intentionally so much as he's just greedily stealing stuff and leaving mass destruction behind in the process.



-->Rarity: How rude.

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-->Rarity: -->'''Rarity:''' How rude.



--> '''Applejack:''' Twilight, get my rope.

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--> '''Applejack:''' -->'''Applejack:''' Twilight, get my mah rope.



* MoodWhiplash

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* MoodWhiplashMoodWhiplash:



** Spike causes massive property damage and is depressed about it. He gets a kiss on the cheek from Rarity, and then… "Dear Princess Celestia."
* MundaneMadeAwesome

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** Spike causes massive property damage and is depressed about it. He gets a kiss on the cheek from Rarity, and then… then... "Dear Princess Celestia."
* MundaneMadeAwesomeMundaneMadeAwesome:



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Pinkie Pie is completely serious while defending Sugar Cube Corner from Spike. Her {{Heroic BSOD}} afterwards is still played for laughs, though.

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Pinkie Pie is completely serious while defending Sugar Cube Corner from Spike. Her {{Heroic BSOD}} HeroicBSOD afterwards is still played for laughs, though.



* RentAZilla: Spike after maturing to full size and going on a thieving rampage comes off as this, though he isn't really attacking Ponyville and its citizens intentionally so much as he's just greedily stealing stuff and leaving mass destruction behind in the process.



* SciFiWritersHave/NoSenseOfMass: Rarity says that Spike's fire ruby is at least twenty carats. A twenty carat ruby would weigh about four grams and would fit on a large ring. Spike's fire ruby appears to be the size of a fist. Although [[MathematiciansAnswer technically that would be larger than twenty carats.]]
* ShipTease: The fans' most popular "fanon" couple got a moment [[http://Vanderlyle.deviantart.com/art/Rude-Interuption-273291145 as seen here]] before being interrupted by another famous background character. Many fangasms were had.

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* SciFiWritersHave/NoSenseOfMass: [[SciFiWritersHave/NoSenseOfMass Sci-Fi Writers Have No Sense of Mass]]: Rarity says that Spike's fire ruby is at least twenty carats. A twenty carat ruby would weigh about four grams and would fit on a large ring. Spike's fire ruby appears to be the size of a fist. Although [[MathematiciansAnswer technically that would be larger than twenty carats.]]
* ShipTease: ShipTease:
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The fans' most popular "fanon" couple got a moment [[http://Vanderlyle.deviantart.com/art/Rude-Interuption-273291145 as seen here]] before being interrupted by another famous background character. Many fangasms were had.



* ShoutOut

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* ShoutOutShoutOut:



** Rarity's skipping out of the shop is reminiscent of ''[[WesternAnimation/{{PepeLePew}} Pepe Le Pew]]''

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** Rarity's skipping out of the shop is reminiscent of ''[[WesternAnimation/{{PepeLePew}} Pepe Le Pew]]''WesternAnimation/PepeLePew''.



** Even the show's composer got in on the act. Several cues from the background music homage {{James Horner}}'s ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' score.

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** Even the show's composer got in on the act. Several cues from the background music homage {{James Horner}}'s Music/JamesHorner's ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' score.



* StealthPun:
** Spike plans to eat his Fire Ruby. He holds a tuning fork to test its readiness.
** When Spike is fully grown and scaling the mountain with Rarity, the Wonderbolts perform a flight maneuver so close to him that they cut off part of his head spines in their wake. In other words, they [[BuzzingTheDeck buzzed]] him.



* TalkingIsAFreeAction: Even though Spike is on the loose and tearing Ponyville apart Rainbow Dash takes her time to thoroughly make fun of Applejack and Twilight Sparkle, who accidentally tied themselves up when chasing Spike with a rope. She only snaps out of it after hearing Fluttershy is in danger.

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* TalkingIsAFreeAction: Even though Spike is on the loose and tearing Ponyville apart apart, Rainbow Dash takes her time to thoroughly make fun of Applejack and Twilight Sparkle, who accidentally tied themselves up when chasing Spike with a rope. She only snaps out of it after hearing Fluttershy is in danger.



* TentacleRope: Greed!Spike restrains Rarity with his tail.



* VisualPun:
** Spike plans to eat his Fire Ruby. He holds a tuning fork to test its readiness.
** When Spike is fully grown and scaling the mountain with Rarity, the Wonderbolts perform a flight maneuver so close to him that they cut off part of his head spines in their wake. In other words, they [[BuzzingTheDeck buzzed]] him.

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* RapidFireNailBiting: Rarity bites her hooves as well.


* VisualPun: Spike plans to eat his Fire Ruby. He holds a tuning fork to test its readiness.

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* VisualPun: VisualPun:
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Spike plans to eat his Fire Ruby. He holds a tuning fork to test its readiness.readiness.
** When Spike is fully grown and scaling the mountain with Rarity, the Wonderbolts perform a flight maneuver so close to him that they cut off part of his head spines in their wake. In other words, they [[BuzzingTheDeck buzzed]] him.


* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Spike tries to confess his crush to Rarity while both are plummeting to their deaths...
** InterruptedDeclarationOfLove: ... but is interrupted halfway through by Rarity herself, as she knew already, and was okay with it!

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* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Spike tries to confess his crush to Rarity while both are plummeting to their deaths...
** InterruptedDeclarationOfLove: ... but is interrupted halfway through by Rarity herself, as she knew already, and was okay with it!
deaths.


** Spike the dragon capturing Rarity the maiden reminds one of the legend of Perseus and Andromeda, as well as the legend of St. George and the Dragon.

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** Spike the dragon capturing Rarity the maiden reminds one of the legend of Perseus and Andromeda, as well as the legend of [[Myth/SaintGeorge St. George and the Dragon.Dragon]].


* [[SciFiWritersHave/NoSenseOfMass Writers Have No Sense Of Mass]]: Rarity says that Spike's fire ruby is at least twenty carats. A twenty carat ruby would weigh about four grams and would fit on a large ring. Spike's fire ruby appears to be the size of a fist. Although [[MathematiciansAnswer technically that would be larger than twenty carats.]]

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* [[SciFiWritersHave/NoSenseOfMass Writers Have No Sense Of Mass]]: SciFiWritersHave/NoSenseOfMass: Rarity says that Spike's fire ruby is at least twenty carats. A twenty carat ruby would weigh about four grams and would fit on a large ring. Spike's fire ruby appears to be the size of a fist. Although [[MathematiciansAnswer technically that would be larger than twenty carats.]]

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* BoundAndGagged: Twilight and Applejack attempt to hogtie Spike but they only succeed in tying themselves to a tree.

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