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** In episode 15, Celestia claims that if Discord ever escapes, she'll taunt him, "Ha! You gnome! You were my lawn ornament!" [[spoiler:In ''The Movie'', she actually says precisely that while Discord is getting petrified by the Elements.]]


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** In episode 15, Celestia claims that if Discord ever escapes, she'll taunt him, "Ha! You gnome! You were my lawn ornament!" [[spoiler:In ''The Movie'', she actually says precisely that while Discord is getting petrified by the Elements.]]


* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In a meta sense. Fourth Wall manipulation can be used to [[RewritingReality rewrite reality]], but even that can't force a person to act out-of-character. In "Trixie the Abridged", Trixie tries to rewrite The Script to make Twilight say something she'd never say, and the resulting PlotHole nearly destroys the entire series.

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In a meta sense. Fourth Wall manipulation can be used to [[RewritingReality rewrite reality]], but even that can't force a person to act out-of-character.
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In "Trixie the Abridged", Trixie tries to rewrite The Script to make Twilight say something she'd never say, and the resulting PlotHole contradiction nearly destroys the entire series.series.
** Even Discord can't fundamentally change a person's character or personality. When he rewrites Pinkie to make her kill her friends, it just functions as bodily possession, with the real Pinkie trapped inside her own mind and desperately trying to regain control. [[spoiler:And when Sombra makes his WeCanRuleTogether speech, Discord changes Luna's answer from "No" to "Yes", believing this is enough to push Luna into a FaceHeelTurn. Instead, Luna just pretends to turn heel, and attacks Sombra once his guard is down.]]


* DuctTapeforEverything: In ''The Movie'', the ''Camaraderie Is Supernatural'' Pinkie Pie suggests getting a few rolls of duct tape to patch up any remaining dimensional leaks.

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* DuctTapeforEverything: DuctTapeForEverything: In ''The Movie'', the ''Camaraderie Is Supernatural'' Pinkie Pie suggests getting a few rolls of duct tape to patch up any remaining dimensional leaks.


** Getschman initially planned on a crazy reveal near the end of the series: that Pinkie Pie was a villain from the very beginning. Her subplot with the Fourth Wall was supposed to foreshadow this, since everyone else who interacts with the Fourth to that extent is a villain or antagonist: Nightmare Moon, the dragon on the mountain, and Trixie (who even says that the Fourth is a dark, evil power). But as the show went on, Getschman realized Pinkie was acting too nice for a supposedly evil character. He specifically noted that her compassion for Rarity in episode 14 was the last straw. So he scrapped that particular plot twist and says he has a completely different arc planned for Pinkie.

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** Getschman initially planned on a crazy reveal near the end of the series: that Pinkie Pie was a villain from the very beginning. Her subplot with the Fourth Wall was supposed to foreshadow this, since everyone else who interacts with the Fourth to that extent is a villain or antagonist: Nightmare Moon, the dragon on the mountain, and Trixie (who even says that the Fourth is a dark, evil power). But as the show went on, Getschman realized Pinkie was acting too nice for a supposedly evil character. He specifically noted that her compassion for Rarity in episode 14 was the last straw. So he scrapped that particular plot twist and says he has wrote a completely different arc planned for Pinkie.


* DuctTapeforEverything: In ''The Movie'', the ''Camaraderie Is Supernatural'' Pinkie Pie suggests getting a few rolls of duct tape to patch up any remaining dimensional leaks.



* YourDoorWasOpen: Twilight's friends will often invite themselves into her house, much to Twilight's annoyance. Sometimes there isn't even a logical explanation for ''how'' they got inside. It becomes a RunningGag in episode 16, then gets [[InvertedTrope inverted]] in episode 20, when ''Twilight'' inexplicably appears inside Rarity's house.

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* YourDoorWasOpen: Twilight's friends will often invite themselves into her house, much to Twilight's annoyance. Sometimes there isn't even a logical explanation for ''how'' they got inside. It becomes a RunningGag in episode 16, then gets [[InvertedTrope inverted]] in episode 20, when ''Twilight'' inexplicably appears inside Rarity's house. In ''The Movie'', Spike even admits that [[AWizardDidIt random magic]] might the best explanation for how ponies keep getting into the house without Twilight noticing.


* CasualDangerDialogue: In episode 10, The Bird hears the word "movies" and feels the urge to tell the others about her top three favorite movies... while they're all the middle of disposing of the biological weapon. Twilight tries to argue that it's not a good time for this conversation, but even she gets caught up on commenting on The Bird's choices.

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* CasualDangerDialogue: CasualDangerDialogue:
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In episode 10, The Bird hears the word "movies" and feels the urge to tell the others about her top three favorite movies... while they're all the middle of disposing of the biological weapon. Twilight tries to argue that it's not a good time for this conversation, but even she gets caught up on commenting on The Bird's choices.choices.
** In ''The Movie'', as the Wonderbolts fly into battle against Lord Tirek, Llama tries to correct The Bird on the pronunciation of her name[[note]]It's "Yama". The "Ll" makes a "Y" sound.[[/note]] and The Bird keeps ComicallyMissingThePoint.


* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: ''The Movie''. While fleeing from Discord, Pinkie Pie can visit the universes of ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'', ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsForAdults'', ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'', ''Friendship Is Pandering'', or Dualshade's ''My Little Pony: The Abridged Series''. Meanwhile in Equestria, the breakdown of reality results in alternate versions of the cast all teleporting into Twilight's library (including characters from ''[[WebVideo/MyLittlePonyTheMentallyAdvancedSeries The Mentally Advanced Series]]'', ''[[WebVideo/MyLittlePonyCamaraderieIsSupernatural Camaraderie Is Supernatural]]'', ''Ultra Fast Pony'', ''Friendship Is For Adults'', ''Friendship Goes Hard'', and ''Pony Horror Abridged''). [[spoiler:And for the grand finale, the mane six team up with their counterparts from ''Camaraderie Is Supernatural'' and ''Ultra Fast Pony'' to blast Discord with multiple copies of the Elements of Harmony.]]

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* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: ''The Movie''. While fleeing from Discord, Pinkie Pie can visit the universes of ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'', ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsForAdults'', ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'', ''Friendship Is Pandering'', or Dualshade's ''My Little Pony: The Abridged Series''. Meanwhile in Equestria, the breakdown of reality results in alternate versions of the cast all teleporting into Twilight's library (including characters ponies from ''[[WebVideo/MyLittlePonyTheMentallyAdvancedSeries The Mentally Advanced Series]]'', ''[[WebVideo/MyLittlePonyCamaraderieIsSupernatural Camaraderie Is Supernatural]]'', ''WebVideo/ClassyRaccoonProductionsMLPAbridged'', ''Ultra Fast Pony'', ''Friendship Is For Adults'', and ''Friendship Goes Hard'', and Hard''--and The Wise Owl from ''Pony Horror Abridged''). [[spoiler:And for the grand finale, the mane six team up with their counterparts from ''Camaraderie Is Supernatural'' and ''Ultra Fast Pony'' to blast Discord with multiple copies of the Elements of Harmony.]]


* MediumBlending: One segment in ''The Movie'' turns into a comic book. As in, Pinkie and Trixie flee [=YouTube=] to get away from Discord and wind up in a comic on [=DeviantArt=], and [[PaintingTheMedium you have to click a link to read an actual comic on DeviantArt to see what happens next.]]


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* MediumBlending: One segment in ''The Movie'' turns into a comic book. As in, Pinkie and Trixie flee [=YouTube=] to get away from Discord and wind up in a comic on [=DeviantArt=], and [[PaintingTheMedium you have to click a link to read an actual comic on DeviantArt to see what happens next.]]

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* MediumBlending: One segment in ''The Movie'' turns into a comic book. As in, Pinkie and Trixie flee [=YouTube=] to get away from Discord and wind up in a comic on [=DeviantArt=], and [[PaintingTheMedium you have to click a link to read an actual comic on DeviantArt to see what happens next.]]

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* AdaptationalHeroism: Lightning Dust was a selfish daredevil in the original cartoon, who got kicked out of the Wonderbolts Academy for endangering other ponies with her recklessness. Here, she becomes a full-fledged Wonderbolt, [[spoiler:and gets temporarily banished beyond the Fourth Wall while bravely fighting Lord Tirek.]]

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** In episode 25, King Sombra overwhelms Celestia's mind by sending her the Nightmares of every pony in Equestria. In ''The Movie'', he tries the same attack against Luna--and [[NoSell she's completely unaffected]] because she already deals with every pony's nightmares ''every night''.


** In "Raiders of the Lost Nemesis", Celestia gloats about finding her arch-nemsis, and Luna tries to guess which of them she's referring to:

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** In "Raiders of the Lost Arch Nemesis", Celestia gloats about finding her arch-nemsis, and Luna tries to guess which of them she's referring to:



* BalefulPolymorph: In "Raiders of the Lost Nemesis", Twilight contracts Larsonism, a disease that makes her sprout wings. This is a bad thing because the wings are a significant drain on Twilight's magic, leaving her unable to cast any spells.
* BatmanGambit: Celestia pulls one off in "Raiders of the Lost Nemesis" by correctly predicting that Twilight would attempt to bring Sunset Shimmer back to her throne room.

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* BalefulPolymorph: In "Raiders of the Lost Arch Nemesis", Twilight contracts Larsonism, a disease that makes her sprout wings. This is a bad thing because the wings are a significant drain on Twilight's magic, leaving her unable to cast any spells.
* BatmanGambit: Celestia pulls one off in "Raiders of the Lost Arch Nemesis" by correctly predicting that Twilight would attempt to bring Sunset Shimmer back to her throne room.



** Even though "Raiders of the Lost Nemesis" ends with Celestia very happy (and it's heavily implied that she orchestrated the whole thing in the first place), Twilight is sent home unwell and with the disheartening impression that she failed her mission.

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** Even though "Raiders of the Lost Arch Nemesis" ends with Celestia very happy (and it's heavily implied that she orchestrated the whole thing in the first place), Twilight is sent home unwell and with the disheartening impression that she failed her mission.



* BrutalHonesty: In "Raiders of the Lost Nemesis":

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* BrutalHonesty: In "Raiders of the Lost Arch Nemesis":



** In "Raiders of the Lost Nemesis", when Twilight spontaneously grows wings, Fluttershy's reaction is:

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** In "Raiders of the Lost Arch Nemesis", when Twilight spontaneously grows wings, Fluttershy's reaction is:



** In the special "Raiders of the Lost Nemesis", Celestia finally gets to engage with a true arch-nemesis, and is clearly enjoying the experience immensely - just as she tried to explain to Luna all the way back in episode 6 when extolling the joys of "arching" to her. (Luna still doesn't agree).

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** In the special "Raiders of the Lost Arch Nemesis", Celestia finally gets to engage with a true arch-nemesis, and is clearly enjoying the experience immensely - just as she tried to explain to Luna all the way back in episode 6 when extolling the joys of "arching" to her. (Luna still doesn't agree).



* CuttingTheKnot: At the climax of "Raiders of the Lost Nemesis", [[KryptoniteFactor Celestia is powerless because of Sunset Shimmer's presence]], and Twilight can't use magic because of her [[BalefulPolymorph larsonism]], so Sunset gloats that nobody can possibly stop her now... [[spoiler:Then Luna, who everyone had ignored up to this point, blasts Sunset with her own magic, sending her straight to Tartarus with a single shot.]]

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* CuttingTheKnot: At the climax of "Raiders of the Lost Arch Nemesis", [[KryptoniteFactor Celestia is powerless because of Sunset Shimmer's presence]], and Twilight can't use magic because of her [[BalefulPolymorph larsonism]], so Sunset gloats that nobody can possibly stop her now... [[spoiler:Then Luna, who everyone had ignored up to this point, blasts Sunset with her own magic, sending her straight to Tartarus with a single shot.]]



* EmergencyWeapon: According to "Raiders of the Lost Nemesis", a unicorn's horn can be used as a stabbing weapon in a pinch.

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* EmergencyWeapon: According to "Raiders of the Lost Arch Nemesis", a unicorn's horn can be used as a stabbing weapon in a pinch.



* {{Interquel}}: The Bronycon 2018 special "Raiders of the Lost Arch Nemesis" came out after Episode 24, but is set between "The Return of Lord Tirek" and Episode 23. Fortunately, the official ''Scootertrix'' playlist has the episodes in the correct chronological order, rather than release order.

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* {{Interquel}}: The Bronycon 2018 special "Raiders of the Lost Arch Nemesis" came out after Episode 24, but is set between Episode 22 and "The Return of Lord Tirek" Tirek". The ''Royal Correspondence'' episodes 11, 13, 15, 17, and Episode 23.19 are also set between earlier episodes. Fortunately, the official ''Scootertrix'' playlist has the episodes in the correct chronological order, rather than release order.



** In "Raiders of the Lost Nemesis", Celestia believes that Sunset Shimmer must be her arch-nemesis purely because of their opposing names... and she's ''right''.

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** In "Raiders of the Lost Arch Nemesis", Celestia believes that Sunset Shimmer must be her arch-nemesis purely because of their opposing names... and she's ''right''.



* OverlyLongGag: In "Raiders of the Lost Nemesis", Princess Celestia and Sunset Shimmer spend about 30 seconds repeating back and forth that Celestia is powerless against Sunset.

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* OverlyLongGag: In "Raiders of the Lost Arch Nemesis", Princess Celestia and Sunset Shimmer spend about 30 seconds repeating back and forth that Celestia is powerless against Sunset.



** The phrase, "[[WeMeetAgain We meet again]], in the most unusual circumstances..." is apparently a standard part of ArchNemesis banter. Steven Magnet says it to Rarity in episode 2, Trixie says it to Twilight in episode 6, Derpy says it to The Bird in "The Bird's Arch-Nemesis", and Sunset Shimmer says it to Celestia in "Raiders of the Lost Nemesis".

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** The phrase, "[[WeMeetAgain We meet again]], in the most unusual circumstances..." is apparently a standard part of ArchNemesis banter. Steven Magnet says it to Rarity in episode 2, Trixie says it to Twilight in episode 6, Derpy says it to The Bird in "The Bird's Arch-Nemesis", and Sunset Shimmer says it to Celestia in "Raiders of the Lost Arch Nemesis".



** In "Raiders of the Lost Nemesis", Sunset Shimmer gloats at length about how Celestia is completely powerless to stop her... then Luna interrupts her monologue by blasting her straight to Tartarus with one shot.

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** In "Raiders of the Lost Arch Nemesis", Sunset Shimmer gloats at length about how Celestia is completely powerless to stop her... then Luna interrupts her monologue by blasting her straight to Tartarus with one shot.



** In "Raiders of the Lost Nemesis", Twilight contracts an illness called "Larsonism" which causes her to sprout wings; this is a reference to writer M A Larson, who wrote [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E13MagicalMysteryCure the original show episode in which Twilight gains her wings]].

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** In "Raiders of the Lost Arch Nemesis", Twilight contracts an illness called "Larsonism" which causes her to sprout wings; this is a reference to writer M A Larson, who wrote [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E13MagicalMysteryCure the original show episode in which Twilight gains her wings]].


* AccidentalMisnaming: Twilight mispronounces Tirek as "Tie-reek".

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* AccidentalMisnaming: AccidentalMisnaming:
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Twilight mispronounces Tirek as "Tie-reek"."Tie-reek".
** She also can't remember the Spear of Nidhogg's name, and keeps calling it "the Noghod Spear".



* CerebusRetcon: Applejack's insistence that her apples are mangoes. Initially it's just a quirk to cement Twilight as an OnlySaneMan. But episode 23 reveals that [[spoiler: her mother [[ParentalAbandonment left home]] after an argument with Granny Smith and said she would return when there were no more apples, so a young Applejack tried to convince herself that they were growing mangoes in the hopes her mother would return.]]

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* CerebusRetcon: TheCavalryArrivesLate: In ''The Movie'', [[spoiler:the Applejack from ''The Mentally Advanced Series'' heads back to her own universe to get the Spear of Nidhogg, a weapon that killed their version of Discord and just might work against the ''Scootertrix'' Discord. MAS Applejack finally returns with the Spear... only after the others have defeated Discord with the Elements of Harmony.]]
* CerebusRetcon:
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Applejack's insistence that her apples are mangoes. Initially it's just a quirk to cement Twilight as an OnlySaneMan. But episode 23 reveals that [[spoiler: her mother [[ParentalAbandonment left home]] after an argument with Granny Smith and said she would return when there were no more apples, so a young Applejack tried to convince herself that they were growing mangoes in the hopes her mother would return.]]
** Almost everything about The Bird. Her strange name, [[TriggerPhrase her odd response to the word "hello"]], even her goofy non-answer that she's named The Bird "So that there's no confusion" are all explained in ''The Movie'' [[spoiler:as a result of her prior career in the Wonderbolts 25th Air Cavalry. She used to be named Rainbow Dash, and "The Bird" was her title when she became squad leader. (''The'' Bird, "So that there's no confusion.") "Hello" was Captain Spitfire's call to attention. And Rainbow Dash sustained brain damage while fighting Tirek, which caused her to believe The Bird was her name.]]
** Pinkie Pie's [[ExploitingTheFourthWall powers over the Fourth]]. Initially there was no explanation for her powers--she just had them because that was the trend in MLP fan works. Then episode 23 reveals that, when Pinkie was a filly, the magic of the Fourth washed over her in the form of a rainbow-colored shockwave, and that's how she got her powers. [[spoiler:Then ''The Movie'' reveals that shockwave was caused by the death of Tirek, after having supercharged himself with stolen magic from the Fourth.
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** In episode 15, Celestia claims that if Discord ever escapes, she'll taunt him, "Ha! You gnome! You were my lawn ornament!" [[spoiler:In ''The Movie'', she actually says precisely that while Discord is getting petrified by the Elements.]]



** And then ''The Movie'' winds up being a MassiveMultiplayerCrossover.



* HopeSpot: ''The Movie'' opens with The Editor contacting Pinkie, [[spoiler:revealing that he saved all her friends from dying, and that everything is under control. Then Discord attacks and neutralizes The Editor, proving he isn't immune to Discord's power after all. No one's dead yet, but everyone is still in grave danger.]]



* {{Interquel}}: The Bronycon 2018 special "Raiders of the Lost Nemesis" came out after Episode 24, but is set between "The Return of Lord Tirek" and Episode 23.

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* InteractiveMovie: ''Scootertrix the Abridged: The Movie'' is set up like this--a series of short segments, each ending with a choice of which segment to watch next (via the [=YouTube=] end cards, and occasionally through the i-cards and text links in the video description). Interestingly, all the story paths converge on the same ending, and every path happens in canon and affects the ending, even the ones you didn't choose--so it's less "Choose Your Own Adventure" and more "Choose which parts of the adventure you want to see".
* {{Interquel}}: The Bronycon 2018 special "Raiders of the Lost Arch Nemesis" came out after Episode 24, but is set between "The Return of Lord Tirek" and Episode 23.23. Fortunately, the official ''Scootertrix'' playlist has the episodes in the correct chronological order, rather than release order.



* KeystoneArmy: Sombra's necromancy spells have NoOntologicalInertia, so his zombie army will just collapse if he's killed. [[spoiler:Luna successfully pulls this off in ''The Movie''.]] Celestia and Luna lampshade how lame this is--apparently ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' (which also used this trope) is Sombra's favorite movie.



* LiteralMetaphor: In episode 12, Apple Bloom scares Doctor Hooves away.
-->'''Apple Bloom:''' Egads, what was that all about?\\
'''Applejack:''' Oh, that was a doctor. Apples keep them away, you know.\\
'''Apple Bloom:''' I d...[[FlatWhat What?]]



* MagicVersusScience: Unlike canon, magic explicitly doesn't make sense in this version of Equestria. In episode 15, Spike drops a LogicBomb on Twilight by asking whether she trusts magic or science more. She can't answer.

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* MagicVersusScience: Unlike canon, the original cartoon, magic explicitly doesn't make sense in this version of Equestria. In episode 15, Spike drops a LogicBomb on Twilight by asking whether she trusts magic or science more. She can't answer.



* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: ''The Movie''. While fleeing from Discord, Pinkie Pie can visit the universes of ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'', ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsForAdults'', ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'', ''Friendship Is Pandering'', or Dualshade's ''My Little Pony: The Abridged Series''. Meanwhile in Equestria, the breakdown of reality results in alternate versions of the cast all teleporting into Twilight's library (including characters from ''[[WebVideo/MyLittlePonyTheMentallyAdvancedSeries The Mentally Advanced Series]]'', ''[[WebVideo/MyLittlePonyCamaraderieIsSupernatural Camaraderie Is Supernatural]]'', ''Ultra Fast Pony'', ''Friendship Is For Adults'', ''Friendship Goes Hard'', and ''Pony Horror Abridged''). [[spoiler:And for the grand finale, the mane six team up with their counterparts from ''Camaraderie Is Supernatural'' and ''Ultra Fast Pony'' to blast Discord with multiple copies of the Elements of Harmony.]]



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In episode 16, Twilight pressures Pinkie into using her FourthWall powers to solve the episode's problem. The resulting PlotHole causes Discord's already-weakened stone prison to crack even further.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: NiceJobBreakingItHero:
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In episode 16, Twilight pressures Pinkie into using her FourthWall powers to solve the episode's problem. The resulting PlotHole causes Discord's already-weakened stone prison to crack even further.further.
** Gets metafictional in Episode 25 and ''The Movie''. While gloating about his impending victory, Discord pauses to thank the show's audience and Patreon supporters, noting that he never could have succeeded without their donations and viewership.



* ObliviousGuiltSlinging: Trixie isn't the only one at fault for Discord's escape, but her disastrous stunt in "Trixie the Abridged" plays a big part in destroying his prison. Then in "The Movie", she meets some ponies who have no idea who she is:
-->'''Angel Wings:''' No way, that can't be Discord. It is said that he could only escape if ponies started messing with a dark and ancient magic.\\
'''Trixie:''' Oh, really.\\
'''Lightning Dust:''' Yeah, like if you had some clueless novice screwing around with it--\\
'''Trixie:''' Well, whoever that was, I'm sure they were only pony, thank you!



** The mysterious voice also infiltrates the video descriptions on [=YouTube=], writing "I'm here," below Episode 24 and "Don't worry, it will all be over soon..." below Episode 25.

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** The mysterious voice also infiltrates When Discord escapes, ominous messages appear in the video descriptions on [=YouTube=], writing [=YouTube=]: "I'm here," below Episode 24 and "Don't worry, it will all be over soon..." below Episode 25. ''The Movie'' reveals [[spoiler:it's actually The Editor, trying to reassure Pinkie and the audience. He leaves more messages below several movie segments, and even gets into an argument with Discord at one point.]]



** In ''The Movie'', Pinkie Pie and Trixie flee from Discord across [=YouTube=] by using links in the end cards and video descriptions to escape into different videos. When they cross into other MLP Abridged Series, those videos are actually uploaded on the other creators' channels (i.e. the segment in the ''Ultra Fast Pony'' universe is on Wacarb's channel, the ''Friendship Is Witchcraft'' segment is on Sherclop's channel, and so on).



** In the ridiculously happy ending of ''The Movie'', Kevin Bacon shows up to hand out snacks, and signed copies of his movie ''The Snack'', to all the orphans. Still off-screen, of course.



* ThisIsReality: In ''The Movie''.
-->'''Spitfire:''' Do you think things are just gonna magically work out for ya? Do you think you can just sit around all day until somepony makes you into a Wonderbolt? This ain't some colorful children't fantasy! This is real life! With real magical flying ponies!



* VisualPun: In episode 12, Apple Bloom scares Doctor Hooves away.
-->'''Apple Bloom:''' Egads, what was that all about?\\
'''Applejack:''' Oh, that was a doctor. Apples keep them away, you know.\\
'''Apple Bloom:''' I d...[[FlatWhat What?]]


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* WeNeedADistraction:
** At one point in ''The Movie'', Discord has Pinkie and Trixie cornered. Trixie distracts him so Pinkie can escape--[[spoiler:after Pinkie and Trixie both shapeshift into each other. So Discord thinks he's chasing after Pinkie, but he's actually chasing Trixie.]]
** Shows up again in the climax. [[spoiler:Four versions of the mane six shoot four versions of the Rainbow Death Ray at Discord. He uses his mastery of the Fourth to freeze all of them in place--though holding all of them is clearly a strain for him. Then Celestia shows up, distracting Discord just long enough that his magic slips, and the Elements of Harmony blast him.]]


* WhamLine:
--> [[spoiler:'''Rarity''']]: Fine! I'm a changeling!
** Later, in Episode 25, Discord reveals his plans for the Mane Six to Pinkie:
--> '''Discord''': [[FalseReassurance I won't be killing your friends]]. No, I'm going to be having a little fun for once. [[BrainwashedAndCrazy You will]].



** Rarity's changeling detransformation in Episode 14.

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** Rarity's [[spoiler:Rarity's]] changeling detransformation in Episode 14.


* AdvertisedExtra: Celestia's guards Aberforth and The Fourth Steven appear in the remixed opening titles for the ''Royal Correspondence'' spin-off, billed just after Celestia and Luna. But, ironically, they show up less in that series than in the main series. Aberforth gets a single non-speaking role in a flashback, and that's all.

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* AdvertisedExtra: AdvertisedExtra:
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Celestia's guards Aberforth and The Fourth Steven appear in the remixed opening titles for the ''Royal Correspondence'' spin-off, billed just after Celestia and Luna. But, ironically, they show up less in that series than in the main series. Aberforth gets a single non-speaking role in a flashback, and that's all.all.
** Starting with episode 11, the ''Royal Correspondence'' titles got revamped, removing Aberforth and The Fourth Steven in the process. Ironically, Aberforth gets an actual (if brief) speaking role in episode 17--[[InvertedTrope so his role got bigger after he was dropped from the opening]].



* DatingCatwoman: In ''Royal Correspondence'' episode 19, Celestia suggests that Luna could interrupt King Sombra's monologue by kissing him on the lips. (Then taking advantage of his confusion to zap him.) Celestia admits she's used that same tactic against Sombra in the past... and against Discord, and Tirek, and the Smooze, and Chrysalis.

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* DatingCatwoman: In ''Royal Correspondence'' episode 19, 17, Celestia suggests that Luna could interrupt King Sombra's monologue by kissing him on the lips. (Then taking advantage of his confusion to zap him.) Celestia admits she's used that same tactic against Sombra in the past... and against Discord, and Tirek, and the Smooze, and Chrysalis.



** In ''Royal Correspondence'' episode 17, Celestia mentions in passing that she once tried to confuse Queen Chrysalis by kissing her in the middle of a battle. Considering that Chrysalis gains power by feeding on love... "That... was a mistake. Don't kiss Chryssie."



* DramaticIrony: In ''Royal Correspondence'' episode 19, Luna asks her alternate-universe counterpart, "Does your sister ''kiss'' her arch-nemeses? Cause mine does." What she doesn't realize is, [[WebVideo/FriendshipIsForAdults that version]] of Celestia actually does want to kiss her arch-nemesis.[[note]]Kanterlot's Celestia has a huge, unrequited crush on Twilight Sparkle--the VillainProtagonist of the series who's already tried to overthrow Celestia several times.[[/note]]

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* DramaticIrony: In ''Royal Correspondence'' episode 19, 17, Luna asks her alternate-universe counterpart, "Does your sister ''kiss'' her arch-nemeses? Cause mine does." What she doesn't realize is, [[WebVideo/FriendshipIsForAdults that version]] of Celestia actually does want to kiss her arch-nemesis.[[note]]Kanterlot's Celestia has a huge, unrequited crush on Twilight Sparkle--the VillainProtagonist of the series who's already tried to overthrow Celestia several times.[[/note]]


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** In ''Royal Correspondence'' episode 17, Celestia declares that having zombies as your only followers is about as lame as [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E25PartyOfOne having rocks and bags of flour as guests at your party]].


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* ShipperOnDeck: In ''Royal Correspondence'' episode 17, Celestia gets really fixated on the idea of Luna kissing Sombra in the upcoming battle.

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