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* IncomingHam: Rockhoof's method of introducing himself to his Theory and Defense of Friendship class is to bellow "HELLO, CLASS!" and then smash through the doorway.


* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: One of Rockhoof's biggest problems throughout the episode is that he unwittingly causes damage or destruction whenever attempting a new livelihood.

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* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: One of Rockhoof's biggest problems throughout the episode is that he unwittingly causes damage or destruction whenever attempting a new livelihood.livelihood, such as in the classroom when he's teaching or in the Ponyville spa as a masseuse.

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* AnAesop: The world always has a place for everyone, it just takes a while to find it.


'''Twilight''' Sparkle: Eh?

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'''Twilight''' Sparkle: '''Twilight Sparkle:''' ''[shrugs]'' Eh?


* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: This is how Rockhoof got his job as a keeper of the tales. bonus points since Twilight is the Headmaster of the School of Friendship. + Princess too.
---> Twilight Sparkle: As the Princess of Friendship, I'd like to appoint you as Equestria's official keeper of tales!
---> Spike: Can you do that?
---> Twilight Sparkle: Eh?

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* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: This is how Rockhoof got his job as a keeper of the tales. bonus Bonus points since Twilight is the Headmaster of the School of Friendship. + And a Princess too.
---> Twilight Sparkle: -->'''Twilight Sparkle:''' As the Princess of Friendship, I'd like to appoint you as Equestria's official keeper of tales!
---> Spike:
tales!\\
'''Spike:'''
Can you do that?
---> Twilight
that?\\
'''Twilight'''
Sparkle: Eh?



* TooMuchInformation: During his brief stint as a mail pony, Rockhoof loudly announces that Cranky Doodle Donkey needs medicine for a rash in a very embarrassing place. Spike and a few other ponies are visibly [[{{Squick}} squicked out by it]].

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* TooMuchInformation: During his brief stint as a mail pony, Rockhoof loudly announces that Cranky Doodle Donkey needs medicine for a rash in a very embarrassing place. Spike and a few other ponies are visibly visibly[[invoked]] [[{{Squick}} squicked out by it]].

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* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: This is how Rockhoof got his job as a keeper of the tales. bonus points since Twilight is the Headmaster of the School of Friendship. + Princess too.
---> Twilight Sparkle: As the Princess of Friendship, I'd like to appoint you as Equestria's official keeper of tales!
---> Spike: Can you do that?
---> Twilight Sparkle: Eh?


** Bulk Biceps makes an appearance when Rockhoof tries working at the massage parlor.
** General Seaspray makes his second appearance after being seen in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS8E1SchoolDazePart1 the season]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS8E2SchoolDazePart2 premiere]].


** Doctor Fossil and Rockhoof's old home make a return appearance, having last been seen in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E25ShadowPlayPart1 Shadow Play -- Part 1]]".

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** Doctor Fossil and Rockhoof's old home make a return appearance, having last been seen in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E25ShadowPlayPart1 Shadow Play -- Part 1]]".



* EasilyForgiven: After Rockhoof accidentally causes the Hippogriff navy to crash into some rocks, Seaspray dismisses him but doesn't show any signs of anger when doing it, even saying [[ItHasBeenAnHonor it was an honor]] to serve with him. Silverstream later excitedly tells the tale to her classmates after hearing it from her brother Terramar.

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* EasilyForgiven: After Rockhoof accidentally causes the Hippogriff navy ship to crash into some rocks, Seaspray dismisses him but doesn't show any signs of anger when doing it, even saying [[ItHasBeenAnHonor it was an honor]] to serve with him. Silverstream later excitedly tells the tale to her classmates after hearing it from her brother Terramar.



* InstantlyProvenWrong: A rare good example. In class, Yona gushes over Rockhoof and states "day cannot get better." As soon as she says this, Rockhoof busts through the wall to get the students outside, due to thinking there is a fire. As he is about to fling Yona outside to "safety" Yona gains a giant grin and screams "day just got better!"

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* InstantlyProvenWrong: A rare good example. In class, Yona gushes over Rockhoof and states "day cannot get better." As soon as she says this, Rockhoof busts through the wall to get the students outside, due to thinking there is a fire. As he is about to fling Yona outside to "safety" "safety", Yona gains a giant grin and screams "day just got better!"



* MetaphoricallyTrue: When the students are discussing Rockhoof in class, they talk about some of his recent feats but get a few of the details wrong. Sandbar says he gathered all the bees in the Everfree Forest as a gift to Zecora, when he was actually giving her the leaves she needed and accidentally brought the bees with them. Silverstream says Terramar told her that Rockhoof called down the stars and sunk the whole Hippogriff Navy, when he actually sunk it due to misleading them by following the stars.

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* MetaphoricallyTrue: When the students are discussing Rockhoof in class, they talk about some of his recent feats but get a few of the details wrong. Sandbar says he gathered all the bees in the Everfree Forest as a gift to Zecora, when he was actually giving her the leaves she needed and accidentally brought the bees with them. Silverstream says Terramar told her that Rockhoof called down the stars and sunk the whole Hippogriff Navy, when he actually sunk it one ship due to misleading them by following the stars.

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* SeriesContinuityError: It's mentioned that Discord was put in "stone-sleep", but "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E11KeepCalmAndFlutterOn Keep Calm and Flutter On]]" made clear he was fully conscious while he was encased in stone.


* LikeADuckTakesToWater: Flash Magnus is seen leading the first company of guards that is a mix of the other types -- both the white pegasus and both types of unicorns.

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* LikeADuckTakesToWater: LikeADuckTakesToWater:
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Flash Magnus is seen leading the first company of guards that is a mix of the other types -- both the white pegasus and both types of unicorns.unicorns.
** Stygian's writing about the past has produced multiple best-sellers, notably giving him the respect he wanted during the time with the Pillars. While he is still weaker by comparison, his time spent with them is paying off more now than 1000 years ago, giving both him and the Pillars more renown.

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* LotusPosition: Somnambula and the rest of her motivational speaker class do a close approximation of this yoga posture. "Close approximation" because, well, pony legs just don't work that way....


* LikeAFishTakesToWater: Unlike Rockhoof, the other Pillars have adapted pretty well to modern Equestria, either because they can still perform their original jobs (military for Flash Magnus, gardening for Mistmane, healing for Meadowbrook, and research for Starswirl), or can use their talents and experiences for new purposes (motivational coaching for Somnambula, authoring for Stygian).


* LikeADuckTakesToWater: Flash Magnus is even seen leading the first company of guards that is a mix of the other types -- both the white pegasus and both types of unicorns.

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* LikeADuckTakesToWater: Flash Magnus is even seen leading the first company of guards that is a mix of the other types -- both the white pegasus and both types of unicorns.



* ShockwaveStomp: During his argument with Twilight, Rockhoof slams a hoof down, hard enough to briefly lift Twilight and Spike off the floor.

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* ShockwaveStomp: ShockwaveStomp:
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During his argument with Twilight, Rockhoof slams a hoof down, hard enough to briefly lift Twilight and Spike off the floor.floor.
** He does it again from frustration in Meadowbrooke's tree house, forcing her to catch some medical supplies falling from shelves.



* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: Besides Rock Hoof, we are shown what the rest of the pillars have been up to ever since we last saw them in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E26ShadowPlayPart2 Shadow Play-Part 2.]]

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: Besides Rock Hoof, Rockhoof, we are shown what the rest of the pillars have been up to ever since we last saw them in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E26ShadowPlayPart2 "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E26ShadowPlayPart2 Shadow Play-Part 2.]] Play Part 2]]".



** Somnambula is a motivational speaker.
** Meadowbrooke has expanded her clinic.
** Starswirl is still learning about friendship (Which we saw him doing at the beginning of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS8E16FriendshipUniversity Friendship University]])
** Stygian has written novels about his past which have all become best sellers.

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** Somnambula is a motivational speaker.speaker in the town named after herself.
** Meadowbrooke has expanded her clinic.
clinic in the bayou.
** Starswirl is still learning about friendship (Which (which we saw him doing at the beginning of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS8E16FriendshipUniversity "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS8E16FriendshipUniversity Friendship University]])
University]]").
** Stygian has written novels about his past past, which have all become best sellers.best-sellers.


* DespairEventHorizon: Rockhoof reaches it when he starts to feel that he has no place in the modern world.

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* DespairEventHorizon: Rockhoof reaches it when he starts to feel that he has no place in the modern world.world, to the point he requests Twilight to turn him into a stone statue.

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