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** Bon Bon shows off her nastiness again along with other ponies and stall-owners, and the "New Fluttershy" becomes one after Iron Will's motivational seminar.
** Angel Bunny is also particularly horrible to Fluttershy, to the point of slapping her when she doesn't make him the right food, and throwing her and his food out of her own cottage when he doesn't get it made the exact way he wanted it.
** In fact, there's a surprising number of them in this episode. Ponyville seems to suddenly be filled with the inconsiderate, line cutters, and petty extortionists (the most egregious being the cherry stall owner who inflates his price when he hears that Fluttershy needs the cherry). Yes, it's to help Fluttershy stand up for herself, but sheesh, they just come out of the blue all of a sudden.

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** Bon Bon shows off her nastiness again along with other ponies and stall-owners, and the "New Fluttershy" becomes one after Iron Will's motivational seminar.
** Angel Bunny is also particularly horrible to Fluttershy, to the point of slapping her when she doesn't make him the right food, and throwing her and his food out of her own cottage when he doesn't get it made the exact way he wanted it.
** In fact, there's a surprising number of them in this episode. Ponyville seems to suddenly be filled with the inconsiderate, line cutters, and petty extortionists (the most egregious being the cherry stall owner who inflates his price when he hears that
Fluttershy needs temporarily becomes Flutter''bitch'' because she takes the cherry). Yes, it's assertiveness training to help Fluttershy stand up for herself, but sheesh, they just come out of the blue all of a sudden.mean intimidate and anger.



** FLuttershy temporarily becomes Flutter''bitch'' because she takes the assertiveness training to mean intimidate and anger.
** Ponyville as a whole. We don't usually see so many characters trying to take advantage of Fluttershy. Even [[AppealToFlattery Rarity's]] and [[DuckSeasonRabbitSeason Pinkie Pie's]] methods are somewhat jerkish. While the shop owners and Angel took advantage of Fluttershy already, the rest of Ponyville appeared to follow suit '''after''' [[FridgeBrilliance Iron Will's seminar]].

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** FLuttershy temporarily becomes Flutter''bitch'' because Angel Bunny is particularly horrible to Fluttershy, to the point of slapping her when she takes doesn't make him the assertiveness training to mean intimidate right food, and anger.
throwing her and his food out of her own cottage when he doesn't get it made the exact way he wanted it.
** Ponyville as a whole. We don't usually see so many characters trying whole seems to suddenly be filled with inconsiderate pricks, line cutters, and petty extortionists. All of which decide to take advantage of Fluttershy. Even [[AppealToFlattery Rarity's]] and [[DuckSeasonRabbitSeason Pinkie Pie's]] methods are somewhat jerkish. While the shop owners and Angel took advantage of Yes, it's to help Fluttershy stand up for herself, but they just come out of the blue all of a sudden - and right after the episode with the Smile Song! While the ponies in the market pushed Fluttershy around already, the rest of Ponyville appeared to follow suit '''after''' [[FridgeBrilliance Iron Will's seminar]].seminar]].
** Even [[AppealToFlattery Rarity's]] and [[DuckSeasonRabbitSeason Pinkie Pie's]] methods are somewhat jerkish.


* VegetarianCarnivore: When Fluttershy is feeding her animals, the ferrets are shown munching on bowls of chopped celery alongside all the other animals.



* VolumetricMouth: "Nopony pushes New Fluttershy around! ''NOPONY!!!''"

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* VolumetricMouth: "Nopony pushes New Fluttershy around! ''NOPONY!!!''"''NOPONY!''"


** Fluttershy took all of Iron Will's advice this way, which is at least part of the problem.



* GrewASpine: Iron Will tries to help Fluttershy do this. It works a little ''too'' well.

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* GrewASpine: Iron Will tries to help Fluttershy and other ponies do this.this. That's the point of his assertiveness training. It works a little ''too'' well.



** New!Fluttershy, especially in the second phase of her rage.

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** New!Fluttershy, especially in FLuttershy temporarily becomes Flutter''bitch'' because she takes the second phase of her rage.assertiveness training to mean intimidate and anger.



* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Iron Will in the end. He hadn't really done anything to make himself look bad to the ponies in general, and decides to keep it that way.

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* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Iron Will in the end. He hadn't really done anything to make himself look bad to the ponies in general, and decides to keep it that way.

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* HedgeMaze: Appropriately enough for a minotaur, Iron Will holds his assertiveness workshop at the centre of one.


** Pinkie's "Fashion is her Passion." could be a reference to ''WesternAnimation/{{Bratz}}''.

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** Pinkie's "Fashion is her Passion." could be a reference to ''WesternAnimation/{{Bratz}}''.''Franchise/{{Bratz}}''.


* AwesomeMcCoolname: '''''Iron Will'''''

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* AwesomeMcCoolname: AwesomeMcCoolName: '''''Iron Will'''''Will.'''''


* BowtiesAreCool: The nerd pony is seen wearing a fine green one in the market scene. Ironically, Rarity flatters his nonexistent muscles instead.

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* XanatosGambit: Iron Will's business plan is one of these, when you think about it. He promises that no one who isn't helped by his assertiveness seminar will have to pay for it, but of course anyone who has ''failed to become assertive'' will be too timid to say no when he comes by to demand his money. In the end, though, Fluttershy manages to get out of paying by becoming [[TakeAThirdOption just assertive enough]] to tell him that she never wanted to become as assertive as he tried to make her.


Finally ashamed at how monstrous she's become, Fluttershy boards up her house and hides inside, for fear of hurting anypony else ever again. Concerned about her, Pinkie Pie and Rarity come by, then try to coax her out by saying she doesn't have to be a bully to be assertive. Midway through their discussion, Iron Will and his crew show up as well, to collect Fluttershy's payment for the seminar. Frightened of what he might do to their friend, Rarity and Pinkie stall him, but Fluttershy accidentally gives herself away with [[SneezeOfDoom a sneeze]], whereupon Iron Will threatens to tear her door down if he doesn't get paid. Fluttershy finally comes out... and tells Iron Will that she ''refuses'' to pay. Calmly but firmly, she explains that he had promised 100% satisfaction... and she's not satisfied with the seminar at all. Unable to argue with that, Iron Will agrees and leaves without a fuss.

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Finally ashamed at how monstrous she's become, Fluttershy boards up her house and hides inside, for fear of hurting anypony else ever again. Concerned about her, Pinkie Pie and Rarity come by, then try to coax her out by saying she doesn't have to be a bully to be assertive. Midway through their discussion, Iron Will and his crew show up as well, to collect Fluttershy's payment for the seminar. Frightened of what he might do to their friend, Rarity and Pinkie stall him, but Fluttershy accidentally gives herself away with [[SneezeOfDoom a sneeze]], whereupon Iron Will threatens to tear her door down (he knocks gently after tearing off the boards) if he doesn't get paid. Fluttershy finally comes out... and tells Iron Will that she ''refuses'' to pay. Calmly but firmly, she explains that he had promised 100% satisfaction... and she's not satisfied with the seminar at all. Unable to argue with that, Iron Will agrees and leaves without a fuss.


* BarrierBustingBlow: Subverted. When trying to collect his fee, Iron Will rips the boards off Fluttershy's front door, visibly winds himself up, then politely knocks on it.


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* OpenSaysMe: Subverted. When trying to collect his fee, Iron Will rips the boards off Fluttershy's front door, visibly winds himself up, then politely knocks on it.


* IncomingHam: Iron Will's entrance involves artificial smoke, dramatic spotlight, fireworks, a well-time cape reveal, a theme music sounding like "Eye of the Tiger", and him flexing his muscles before he's even start talking. The whole work.

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* IncomingHam: Iron Will's entrance involves artificial smoke, dramatic spotlight, fireworks, a well-time well-timed cape reveal, a theme music sounding like "Eye of the Tiger", and him flexing his muscles before he's even start talking. started talking... The whole work.works.



* SanitySlippage: Fluttershy becomes more of a complete bitch every hour. The first time she learns how to be assertive by telling off the goat on stage in an imaginary scenario, and after she splashes Mr. Greenhooves who flooded her garden, her actions becomes increasingly aggressive and her interactions more insane. It's made particularly obvious in that Fluttershy knows in that without it, everyone would be seeing her as an easy pushover and target again, and she decides to throw caution to the wind and at least earn back her approval from Rarity and Pinkie Pie again.

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* SanitySlippage: Fluttershy becomes more of a complete bitch every hour. The first time she learns how to be assertive by telling off the goat on stage in an imaginary scenario, and after she splashes Mr. Greenhooves who flooded her garden, her actions becomes increasingly aggressive and her interactions more insane. It's made particularly obvious in that Fluttershy knows in that without it, everyone would be seeing her as an easy pushover and target again, and she decides to throw caution to the wind and at least earn back her approval from Rarity and Pinkie Pie again.


* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Fluttershy goes from sticking up for herself against Ponyville's sudden infusion of total jerks to being a complete flankhole as if the line weren't even there.

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* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Fluttershy goes from sticking up for herself against Ponyville's sudden infusion of total jerks to being a complete flankhole jerk as if the line weren't even there.


* ALoadOfBull: Iron Will is a minotaur.



* AngryFistShake: After kicking the other pony out of the taxi, Fluttershy gives an Angry ''Hoof'' Shake to her unlucky victim
* AppealToFlattery: Rarity's tactics for getting the last bundle of asparagus from the nerdy teenage colt is to flirt with him.

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* AngryFistShake: After kicking the other pony out of the taxi, Fluttershy gives an Angry ''Hoof'' Shake to her unlucky victim
victim.
* AppealToFlattery: Rarity's tactics tactic for getting the last bundle of asparagus from the nerdy teenage colt is to flirt with him.



** In fact there's a surprising number of them in this episode. Ponyville seems to suddenly be filled with the inconsiderate, line cutters, and petty extortionists (the most egregious being the cherry stall owner who inflates his price when he hears that Fluttershy needs the cherry). Yes it's to help Fluttershy stand up for herself but sheesh, they just come out of the blue all of a sudden.

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** In fact fact, there's a surprising number of them in this episode. Ponyville seems to suddenly be filled with the inconsiderate, line cutters, and petty extortionists (the most egregious being the cherry stall owner who inflates his price when he hears that Fluttershy needs the cherry). Yes Yes, it's to help Fluttershy stand up for herself herself, but sheesh, they just come out of the blue all of a sudden.



* ALoadOfBull: Iron Will is a minotaur.


* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Fluttershy goes from sticking up for herself against Ponyville's sudden infusion of total jerks to being a complete asshole as if the line weren't even there.

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* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Fluttershy goes from sticking up for herself against Ponyville's sudden infusion of total jerks to being a complete asshole flankhole as if the line weren't even there.

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* TheFriendsWhoNeverHang: Pinkie Pie and Rarity appear together before they are insulted by Fluttershy. This is only the second time in the series where they've been seen alone together onscreen (the first being in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E14TheLastRoundup The Last Roundup]]") and the first time by choice.

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