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* EverybodyLaughsEnding: The first TV special ends with Megan, the ponies, Spike and Scorpan laughing together after Tirac's defeat

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* EverybodyLaughsEnding: The first TV special ends with a butterfly landing on Ember's nose, causing her to sneeze, fall in a brook and splash Bubbles. Megan, the ponies, Spike and Scorpan laughing all laugh together after Tirac's defeatat it.



* RememberTheNewGuy: Most of the ponies in ''Escape From Catrina'' debuted there -- almost none of the first special's cast appears -- yet they're celebrating for Megan's return.

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* RememberTheNewGuy: Most of the ponies in ''Escape From Catrina'' debuted there -- almost none of the first special's cast appears -- yet they're celebrating for Megan's return. Megan also appears to remember all of them.

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* MagicPotion: In ''Escape from Catrina'', the titular sorceress makes heavy use of witchweed potion, a substance brewed from the eponymous plant using a complex system of machinery. Drinking it grants Catrina her magic power, and it's potent enough that a quick sip allows her to grow to enormous size and cast powerful spells, but it also causes her personality to become erratic and volatile.


EvilOverlord Tirek requires four ponies to use as [[BalefulPolymorph demons]] to pull his chariot to bring in TheNightThatNeverEnds in order to TakeOverTheWorld. He sends his henchman [[AntiVillain Scorpan]] to carry out the task. The special actually begins with the ponies enjoying themselves in Dream Valley until Scorpan and his subordinates attack. Two ponies are captured in the attack.

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EvilOverlord Tirek Tirac requires four ponies to use as [[BalefulPolymorph demons]] to pull his chariot to bring in TheNightThatNeverEnds in order to TakeOverTheWorld. He sends his henchman [[AntiVillain Scorpan]] to carry out the task. The special actually begins with the ponies enjoying themselves in Dream Valley until Scorpan and his subordinates attack. Two ponies are captured in the attack.



Just as Firefly and Megan arrive at Dream Castle, Scorpan returns for another assault, needing more ponies to complete Tirek's plans. They abduct an adult pony and the helpless baby Ember, inspiring Megan to take action. She sets out with a handful of ponies to stop Tirek, but first they stop by the Mushrump to meet with the Moochick, a strange gnome wizard with a terrible memory and a mushroom motif. He gives Megan a locket called "The Rainbow of Light" and they are on their way. Once at Midnight Castle, they break in and confront the evil overlord himself.

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Just as Firefly and Megan arrive at Dream Castle, Scorpan returns for another assault, needing more ponies to complete Tirek's Tirac's plans. They abduct an adult pony and the helpless baby Ember, inspiring Megan to take action. She sets out with a handful of ponies to stop Tirek, Tirac, but first they stop by the Mushrump to meet with the Moochick, a strange gnome wizard with a terrible memory and a mushroom motif. He gives Megan a locket called "The Rainbow of Light" and they are on their way. Once at Midnight Castle, they break in and confront the evil overlord himself.



* AdultFear: Both specials involve a girl who can't be older than fourteen. In the first, she is essentially kidnapped by a talking pony and almost murdered by a would-be tyrant. This might cause some viewers to wonder what her parents thought when she was gone. The second special involves the antagonist nearly murdering a filly.

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* AdultFear: Both specials involve a girl who can't be older than fourteen. In the first, she is essentially kidnapped by a talking pony and almost murdered by a would-be tyrant. This might cause some viewers to wonder what her parents thought when she was gone. The second special involves the antagonist nearly murdering a filly.baby pony.



* BadassBoast: "We have a power of our own, Tirek. Take this!"

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* BadassBoast: "We have a power of our own, Tirek.Tirac. Take this!"


* BadassBoast: "We have a power of our own, Tirac. Take this!"

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* BadassBoast: "We have a power of our own, Tirac.Tirek. Take this!"


EvilOverlord Tirac requires four ponies to use as [[BalefulPolymorph demons]] to pull his chariot to bring in TheNightThatNeverEnds in order to TakeOverTheWorld. He sends his henchman [[AntiVillain Scorpan]] to carry out the task. The special actually begins with the ponies enjoying themselves in Dream Valley until Scorpan and his subordinates attack. Two ponies are captured in the attack.

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EvilOverlord Tirac Tirek requires four ponies to use as [[BalefulPolymorph demons]] to pull his chariot to bring in TheNightThatNeverEnds in order to TakeOverTheWorld. He sends his henchman [[AntiVillain Scorpan]] to carry out the task. The special actually begins with the ponies enjoying themselves in Dream Valley until Scorpan and his subordinates attack. Two ponies are captured in the attack.



Just as Firefly and Megan arrive at Dream Castle, Scorpan returns for another assault, needing more ponies to complete Tirac's plans. They abduct an adult pony and the helpless baby Ember, inspiring Megan to take action. She sets out with a handful of ponies to stop Tirac, but first they stop by the Mushrump to meet with the Moochick, a strange gnome wizard with a terrible memory and a mushroom motif. He gives Megan a locket called "The Rainbow of Light" and they are on their way. Once at Midnight Castle, they break in and confront the evil overlord himself.

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Just as Firefly and Megan arrive at Dream Castle, Scorpan returns for another assault, needing more ponies to complete Tirac's Tirek's plans. They abduct an adult pony and the helpless baby Ember, inspiring Megan to take action. She sets out with a handful of ponies to stop Tirac, Tirek, but first they stop by the Mushrump to meet with the Moochick, a strange gnome wizard with a terrible memory and a mushroom motif. He gives Megan a locket called "The Rainbow of Light" and they are on their way. Once at Midnight Castle, they break in and confront the evil overlord himself.


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Tirac is a ''very'' thinly veiled {{Expy}} of Satan. Remove his back legs and you're left with a red, horned, cloven hoofed lord of evil who turns beauty into ugliness with the "Power of Darkness". In a show about magical, candy colored ponies. [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic You know, for kids!]]

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%% * GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Tirac is a ''very'' thinly veiled {{Expy}} of Satan. Remove his back legs GettingCrapPastThe Radar: Due to overwhelming and you're left with a red, horned, cloven hoofed lord of evil who turns beauty into ugliness with persistent misuse, GCPTR is on-page examples only until 01 June 2021. If you are reading this in the "Power of Darkness". In a show about magical, candy colored ponies. [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic You know, for kids!]]future, please check the trope page to make sure your example fits the current definition.


* HugeGirlTinyGuy: Catrina is much taller than Rep, towering over him by a fully head or more even when not enlarged by her potion.



* RecycledPremise: The plot of the second special is near identical to the first: BigBad wants to kidnap ponies to serve their purposes and they have to be stopped. Oh, and Tirac and Catrina both have AntiVillain employees.

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* RecycledPremise: The plot of the second special is near identical to the first: BigBad wants to kidnap ponies to serve their purposes and they have to be stopped. Oh, stopped, and Tirac and Catrina both they have an AntiVillain employees.employee who turns on them in the end.



* ReforgedIntoAMinion: The ponies transformed into demon-dragons by the Rainbow of Darkness.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Most of the ponies in ''Escape From Catrina'', yet they're celebrating for Megan's return.

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* ReforgedIntoAMinion: The ponies transformed into demon-dragons by the Rainbow of Darkness.
Darkness, and Scorpan himself and in the end all of Tirac's forces are revealed to be people or innocent creatures turned into monstrous servants by the villain.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Most of the ponies in ''Escape From Catrina'', Catrina'' debuted there -- almost none of the first special's cast appears -- yet they're celebrating for Megan's return.



** Is the villain in the first special named Tirek or Tirac? Not even Wiki/ThisVeryWiki can agree on it. Website/IMDb further clouds the argument with the spelling Tirak. The G4 version of him is named "Tirek" according to the credits of the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 "Twilight's Kingdom"]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 two-parter]].
*** According to the 1986 "My Little Pony 'n Friends" show bible, his name is "Tirac." Here's the proof: [[https://imgur.com/a/OL8Nc]]

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** Is the villain in the first special named Tirek or Tirac? Not even Wiki/ThisVeryWiki can agree on it. Website/IMDb further clouds the argument with the spelling Tirak. The G4 version of him is named "Tirek" according to the credits of the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 "Twilight's Kingdom"]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 two-parter]].
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two-parter]]. According to the 1986 "My Little Pony 'n Friends" show bible, his name is "Tirac." "Tirac". Here's the proof: [[https://imgur.com/a/OL8Nc]]


* EightiesHair: Even though they're horses, several ponies in the pilot have hair in this style. Megan herself surprisingly doesn't -- her hairstyle is a timeless ponytail. Catrina herself wore a fancy bouffant before she turned evil, and takes it up again once she reforms.



** In ''Escape from Catrina'', we have Megan and, to a certain extent, Sundance.
* AdultFear: Both specials involved a girl who couldn't be older than fourteen. In the first, she is essentially kidnapped by a talking pony and almost murdered. This might cause some viewers to wonder what her parents thought when she was gone. The second special involved the antagonist nearly murdering a filly.

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** In ''Escape from Catrina'', we have Megan and, once again runs straight into rescuing the ponies from danger. Sundance also fits to a certain extent, Sundance.
being one of the ponies to accompany Megan and the most proactive in rescuing Baby Moondancer.
* AdultFear: Both specials involved involve a girl who couldn't can't be older than fourteen. In the first, she is essentially kidnapped by a talking pony and almost murdered.murdered by a would-be tyrant. This might cause some viewers to wonder what her parents thought when she was gone. The second special involved involves the antagonist nearly murdering a filly.



* AnotherDimension: Not outright stated, but it is heavily implied that rainbows are passage ways between our mundane Earth and the ponies' [[MagicalLand Ponyland]]. Plus, had Megan lived in the same reality as the ponies, that Firefly could speak and fly would not have come as a surprise to her. Another explanation is that they do live in the same reality but the Ponyland ponies live far in an area from "normal" places.
* AntiVillain: Scorpan in the first TV special, Rep in the second. By the end, he's become an AntiHero ('''Type II''').

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* AnotherDimension: Not outright stated, but it is it's heavily implied that rainbows are passage ways between our mundane Earth and the ponies' [[MagicalLand Ponyland]]. Plus, had Megan lived in the same reality as the ponies, that Firefly could speak and fly would not have come as a surprise to her. Another explanation is that they do live in the same reality but the Ponyland ponies live far in an area from "normal" places.
* AntiVillain: In both specials, the villain's main henchman -- Scorpan in the first TV special, first, Rep in the second. By second -- is clearly very unenthusiastic about his boss' plans and goes along mostly out of pressure and fear of punishment. Both try to help others when they can, such as Scorpan protecting Spike and Rep trying to help and cover for the end, he's become an AntiHero ('''Type II''').bushwoolies and to mitigate Catrina's excesses. In the end of their respective specials, they also cross fully to the good guys' side.



** Baby Moondancer in ''Escape from Catrina''.

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** Baby Moondancer in In ''Escape from Catrina''.Catrina'', Baby Moondancer is kidnapped by the titular villain and has to be rescued by the heroes.



* DisneyVillainDeath: Subverted, Catrina nearly falls into a pit at the end of the special, but the ponies and Rep save her after she agrees to destroy the Witchweed Potion machine and thus the source of her insanity.
%%* DistressedDude: Rep in ''Escape From Catrina''.
* TheDogBitesBack: Scorpan and Spike against Tirac in the first special, Rep against Catrina in the second.

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* DisneyVillainDeath: Subverted, Subverted; Catrina nearly falls into a pit at the end of the her special, but the ponies and Rep save her after she agrees to destroy the Witchweed Potion machine and thus the source of her insanity.
%%* DistressedDude: Rep in ''Escape From Catrina''.
* TheDogBitesBack: In both specials, the villain's cruelty towards their underlings causes them to turn against the. Scorpan and Spike turn against Tirac in the first special, special after he threatens to execute Spike, while Rep goes against Catrina in the second.second in response to her evil and abuses.



* EightiesHair: Even though they're horses, several ponies in the pilot have hair in this style. Megan herself surprisingly doesn't -- her hairstyle is a timeless ponytail.



* LadyLand: A staple of the series besides ''Tales'' and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. The 2000 specials have no male Ponies actually.
* LastSecondChance: Catrina is offered this, and she actually accepts it.
* LighterAndSofter: ''Everything'' after the first TV special was this. The first special was pretty dark and grim for a kids show, included ''ponies set on fire'', considerable violence, threatening beheading, and the BigBad was brutally killed at the end. Ironic in that this was how the ''My Little Pony'' show ''began'', as possibly the most hardcore TV cartoon of its time, yet its second and third generations created such a powerful reputation as a little girl show that it was difficult for many to believe ''My Little Pony'' could ever be anything else even when ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Friendship is Magic]]'' came along to change the show's style again.
* LittleGirlsKickShins: Baby Moondancer does this to Rep when he attempts to kidnap her.

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* LadyLand: A staple of the series besides ''Tales'' and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. The 2000 specials have no male Ponies actually.ponies at all.
* LastSecondChance: Catrina is offered this, a chance to redeem herself as she's hanging on the edge of her well, with a genuine offer of friendship provided that she forsakes her cruel ways, and she actually accepts it.
* LighterAndSofter: ''Everything'' after the first TV special was this. The first special was pretty dark and grim for a kids show, included ''ponies set on fire'', considerable violence, threatening threatened beheading, and the BigBad was being brutally killed at the end. Ironic in that this was how the ''My Little Pony'' show ''began'', as possibly the most hardcore TV cartoon of its time, yet its second and third generations created such a powerful reputation as a little girl shallow show that it was difficult for many to believe ''My Little Pony'' could ever be anything else even when ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Friendship is Magic]]'' came along to change the show's style again.
* LittleGirlsKickShins: Baby Moondancer does this to kicks Rep in the leg when he attempts to kidnap her.



* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: Scorpan. That fact that he looks like ''Satan'' may have something to do with it.

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* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: Scorpan.Scorpan, who's a genuinely nice guy deep down. That fact that he looks like ''Satan'' may have something to do with it.



* MoralityPet: Spike is this for Scorpan on the first TV special; Rep ''tries'' to be this for Catrina in the second.

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* MoralityPet: MoralityPet:
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Spike is this for Scorpan on the first TV special; special, serving as a focus most of his sympathetic moments through Scorpan's genuine desire to care for him.
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Rep ''tries'' to be this for Catrina in the second.second, although he doesn't have much luck in his attempts to talk her down from her worst displays.



* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Tirac keeps a large force of stratadons, creatures essentially resembling the lizard-bellied, fat-bodied dragons of older cartoons in all respects save being transformed butterflies. He later turns the captured ponies into another, unnamed sort of draconic monsters, which have large tusks and no wings, but can nonetheless run through the air.
* PainfulTransformation: ''Strongly'' implied in the case of the ponies who are turned into dragons.

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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Tirac keeps a large force of stratadons, creatures essentially resembling the lizard-bellied, fat-bodied dragons of older cartoons in all respects save being transformed butterflies. He later turns the captured ponies into another, unnamed sort of draconic monsters, which have large tusks and no wings, but can nonetheless run through the air.
air. In the second special, Rep briefly turns into another lizard-bellied dragon to bear Catrina and Baby Moondancer away from Dream Castle.
* PainfulTransformation: ''Strongly'' implied in the case of While their exact feelings aren't explored, the ponies who are turned into dragons.dragons by Tirac are clearly terrified and in distress during the process.



* TagalongKid:
** Averted with Megan. The ponies are tagging along with her.
** Played straight with Ember and Spike, though.
* TeamMom: Medley, at least until Megan comes. Like her, she is always the soft spoken voice of reason in the group.

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* TagalongKid:
** Averted with Megan. The ponies are tagging along with her.
** Played straight with Ember and Spike, though.
* TeamMom: Medley, at least until Megan comes. Like her, she is always the soft spoken soft-spoken voice of reason in the group.



** Notably there's a [[http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg225/britesprite85/FIreflys%20Adventure/PDVD_050.jpg white mare]] who appears with Twinkles but never had a toy. Common theory is that she's the [[http://mylittlewiki.org/w/images/9/94/Newborn-porcelain.jpg "First Born"]] figurine.

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** Notably Notably, there's a [[http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg225/britesprite85/FIreflys%20Adventure/PDVD_050.jpg white mare]] who appears with Twinkles but never had a toy. Common theory is that she's the [[http://mylittlewiki.org/w/images/9/94/Newborn-porcelain.jpg "First Born"]] figurine.



** Tirac is the trope codifier for truly creepy evil in a land of otherwise cutesy happiness. A dark and shadowy centaur that corrupts ponies into demon dragons.
** Catrina follows the tradition; a drug-addicted witch driven absolutely mad with the need to feed her chemical hunger, who enslaves smaller creatures with terrifying displays of magic and attempts to ''work them to death'' in order to keep up her supply of drugs.

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** Tirac is the trope codifier for an archetypal example of a truly creepy evil in a land of otherwise cutesy happiness. A dark and shadowy centaur that corrupts ponies into demon demonic dragons.
** Catrina follows the tradition; tradition. She's a drug-addicted witch driven absolutely mad with the need to feed her chemical hunger, who enslaves smaller creatures with terrifying displays of magic and attempts threatens to ''work them to death'' execute children in order to make others work to keep up her supply of drugs.



%%* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Rep, again.

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%%* * VoluntaryShapeshifting: Rep, again.Rep can turn himself into other creatures at will, generally only briefly taking other shapes in order to deal with particular situations, such as by turning into a bird to rescue a falling bushwoolie or into a bull to charge down Catrina.



** In the first special, an unnamed white pony with a multi-color mane, who is accompanied by a cat later given to Peaches, was never named or made into a toy.
** None of the ponies from the first special appear in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends'', nor in the second special.

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** In the first special, an unnamed white pony with a multi-color mane, who is accompanied by a cat later given to Peaches, was is never named or made into a toy.
** None of the ponies from the first special appear in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends'', nor either in the second special.special, the movie, or ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends''.



* WouldHurtAChild: Tirac. The only reason he doesn't turn Ember into a dragon is because she's too small to pull his chariot.

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* WouldHurtAChild: Tirac. The only reason he doesn't turn Ember Catrina threatens to toss Baby Moondancer into a dragon is because she's too small to pull his chariot.well if the other ponies won't be her slaves, and promptly does so when they refuse.


* FungusHumongous: The Mushromp, home of the Moochick, is a patch of land filled with mushrooms with caps wider than the ponies are tall, one of which has been hollowed out to make [[MushroomHouse the Moochick's house]].

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* FungusHumongous: The Mushromp, home of the Moochick, is a patch of land filled with mushrooms ranging from ones as tall as the ponies and with caps wider than they're tall to ones the ponies are tall, size of trees, one of which has been hollowed out to make [[MushroomHouse the Moochick's house]].


* GirlishPigtails: Bowtie.

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* %%* GirlishPigtails: Bowtie.



* HeelFaceTurn: Scorpan and Catrina.

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* HeelFaceTurn: Scorpan and Catrina.Catrina both turn to the side of the heroes at the end of their respective specials. Scorpan turns against Tirac early on when he threatens Spike's life, only joining up with the heroes once they meet up later, while Catrina accepts a last-second chance after being defeated.



* OurCentaursAreDifferent: Tirac is one.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: The dragons of Tirac's army, and the dragons he morphs the ponies into.

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* OurCentaursAreDifferent: Tirac is one.
a cross between this and a BigRedDevi, with a horselike lower body and red-skinned, bull-horned humanoid upper.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: The Tirac keeps a large force of stratadons, creatures essentially resembling the lizard-bellied, fat-bodied dragons of Tirac's army, and older cartoons in all respects save being transformed butterflies. He later turns the dragons he morphs the captured ponies into.into another, unnamed sort of draconic monsters, which have large tusks and no wings, but can nonetheless run through the air.



* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Firefly and Medley, respectively.

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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The sporty, active Firefly and Medley, respectively.the more timid, feminine Medley.


* AbsentMindedProfessor: '''The Moochick''', in spades. In fact, he has an entire song dedicated to this.

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* AbsentMindedProfessor: '''The Moochick''', in spades. In fact, The Moochick is wise and knowledgeable, but also chronically absent-minded and prone to forgetting where he has an entire song dedicated to this.stashed crucial {{MacGuffin}}s.



** In ''Midnight Castle'', there are three of them: Megan, Firefly, and Bowtie.

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** In ''Midnight Castle'', there are three of them: Megan, Firefly, and Bowtie.Bowtie are all portrayed as very brave and proactive, and willing to throw themselves into danger to rescue their friends or do the right thing.



* AnAesop: In ''Catrina'', the witchweed potion is apparently a metaphor for drugs, and as most people know, DrugsAreBad.

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* AnAesop: In ''Catrina'', ''Escape from Catrina'', the witchweed potion is apparently a metaphor for drugs, and as most people know, drugs -- and, of course, DrugsAreBad.



* ArtifactOfDoom: Tirac's Rainbow of Darkness. Normally is contained into a pouch, where it throbs like a heart and shines with an eerie, creepy glow. Also, Catrina's Witchweed potion, to which she is completely addicted.

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* ArtifactOfDoom: Tirac's Rainbow of Darkness. Normally is It's normally contained into a pouch, where it throbs like a heart and shines with an eerie, creepy glow. Also, Catrina's Witchweed potion, to which she is completely addicted.grants her terrible powers when imbibed.



** "Danger is my life!" says Firefly, who later ''kicks a dragon in the face''.

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** "Danger is my life!" says Firefly, who later ''kicks kicks a dragon in the face''.face.



* BigDamnHeroes: The Sea Ponies, of course.

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* BigDamnHeroes: The Sea Ponies, of course.who come to Applejack and Megan's rescue when they fall in the river.



* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: The Moochick's long-suffering rabbit, Habit, who tempers his boss' absent-mindedness and holds onto crucial items he'd inevitably misplace.



* DistressedDude: Rep in ''Escape From Catrina''.

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* %%* DistressedDude: Rep in ''Escape From Catrina''.



* EmergingFromTheShadows: Tirac.

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* EmergingFromTheShadows: Tirac.Tirac's first seen as a vague figure sitting on his throne and shrouded in darkness, and makes his full debut by standing up and emerging from the shadows to reveal his full figure.



* ErmineCapeEffect: After Scorpan is transformed back to his original form of a handsome prince, he's wearing the [[RequisiteRoyalRegalia requisite]] ermine cape.

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* ErmineCapeEffect: After Scorpan is transformed back to his original form of a handsome prince, he's wearing the [[RequisiteRoyalRegalia requisite]] {{requisite|RoyalRegalia}} ermine cape.



* EverybodyLaughsEnding: The first TV special.
* EvilIsHammy: Guess.

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* EverybodyLaughsEnding: The first TV special.
* EvilIsHammy: Guess.
special ends with Megan, the ponies, Spike and Scorpan laughing together after Tirac's defeat
%%* EvilIsHammy:



* FireForgedFriends: Megan and the ponies.

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* %%* FireForgedFriends: Megan and the ponies. ponies.
* FloatingInABubble: When Megan and Applejack fall in the river, they end up within a giant air bubble and are easily carried around in it, floating around weightlessly instead of falling through the water they're technically standing on.



* FungusHumongous: The Mushromp, home of the Moochick, is a mushroom so large it's been converted into a fairly sizable house for the gnome, one big enough to fit several pony visitors.
* FurryConfusion: Megan has a pony. A non-sentient pony. Though admittedly she lives in the human world while the ponies live in Dream Valley.

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* FungusHumongous: The Mushromp, home of the Moochick, is a mushroom so large it's patch of land filled with mushrooms with caps wider than the ponies are tall, one of which has been converted into a fairly sizable house for hollowed out to make [[MushroomHouse the gnome, one big enough to fit several pony visitors.
Moochick's house]].
* FurryConfusion: Megan has a pony. A non-sentient pony.non-sapient pony. That she introduces Firefly to. Though admittedly she lives in the human world while the ponies live in Dream Valley.



* HypercompetentSidekick:
** The Moochick's long-suffering rabbit, Habit, definitely counts.
** Firefly and Bowtie for Megan.



* [[LittleGirlsKickShins Little Fillies Kick Shins]]: Baby Moondancer does this to Rep when he attempts to kidnap her.
* LizardFolk: Rep.

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* [[LittleGirlsKickShins Little Fillies Kick Shins]]: LittleGirlsKickShins: Baby Moondancer does this to Rep when he attempts to kidnap her.
* LizardFolk: Rep.Rep resembles a humanoid lizard with a bird's beak.



* MushroomHouse: The Mushromp, home of the Moochick, is a mushroom so large it's been converted into a fairly sizable house for the gnome, one big enough to fit several pony visitors.



* TheNightThatNeverEnds: Tirac's ultimate goal in the first TV special is The TropeNamer.

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* TheNightThatNeverEnds: Tirac's ultimate goal in the first TV special is The TropeNamer.the TropeNamer -- he wants to use the Rainbow of Darkness to create eternal night, although his reasons for doing so aren't stated.



* NoOntologicalInertia: After Tirac is killed, his entire kingdom reverts to a pleasant countryside, and everyone he transformed goes back to normal.

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* NoOntologicalInertia: After Tirac is killed, his entire kingdom reverts to a pleasant countryside, and everyone he transformed goes back to normal.their former shapes.



* OffWithHisHead: Tirac threatens Scorpan with making heads roll--Spike's head if he fails at bringing him the final pony before midnight. This was the last straw for Scorpan, who allies with the ponies and turns against Tirac.

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* OffWithHisHead: Tirac threatens Scorpan with making heads roll--Spike's roll -- Spike's head if he fails at bringing him the final pony before midnight. This was is the last straw for Scorpan, who allies with the ponies and turns against Tirac.



* RedOniBlueOni: Firefly plays Red Oni to everyone else in the special, but especially Medley and Twilight.

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* RedOniBlueOni: The brash and impulsive Firefly plays Red Oni to everyone else in the special, but especially the more grounded and level-headed Medley and Twilight.



* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Rep, again.

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* %%* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Rep, again.



* WingedUnicorn: In ''Escape from Catrina'', a {{Blooper}} causes pegasus Baby Surprise to have a horn for a couple of shots during the song "Let's Not Take A Nap".
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Catrina's Witchweed potion gives her immense magical powers at the cost of her morality & sanity.
* WouldHurtAChild: Tirac. The only reason he doesn't turn Ember into a dragon is because she's too small to pull his chariot.

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* WingedUnicorn: In ''Escape from Catrina'', a {{Blooper}} causes pegasus Baby Surprise to have a horn for a couple of shots during the song "Let's Not Take A a Nap".
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Catrina's Witchweed potion gives her immense magical powers at the cost of her morality & and sanity.
* WouldHurtAChild: Tirac. The only reason he doesn't turn Ember into a dragon is because she's too small to pull his chariot.chariot.
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* HairDecorations: Megan's ponytail ribbon, the ponies' tail ribbons in general, and Bowtie's pigtail ribbons.


In light of the first assault by Scorpan and his army of [[OurDragonsAreDifferent stratadons]], the rest of the ponies panic and hide in Dream Castle, pulling up the drawbridge. Fearful that anyone can be next, Firefly goes off for help and decides to ask it of the very first human she happens to come across. The human is Megan, a cowgirl who lives at a ranch at the other end of the rainbow. From there, Firefly basically kidnaps Megan to go back to Ponyland with her despite the girl being about ten years old and without a single means of helping them... yeah, Firefly's plan needed more thought (perhaps not surprising, this character would later inspire the current generation's Rainbow Dash).

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In light of the first assault by Scorpan and his army of [[OurDragonsAreDifferent stratadons]], the rest of the ponies panic and hide in Dream Castle, pulling up the drawbridge. Fearful that anyone can be next, Firefly goes off for help and decides to ask it of the very first human she happens to come across. The human is Megan, a cowgirl who lives at a ranch at the other end of the rainbow. From there, Firefly basically kidnaps Megan to go back to Ponyland with her despite the girl being about ten years old and without a single means of helping them... yeah, Firefly's plan needed more thought (perhaps not surprising, this character would later inspire the current generation's generation 4's Rainbow Dash).



* ArtifactOfDoom: Tirac Rainbow of Darkness. Normally is contained into a pouch, where it throbs like a heart and shines with an eerie, creepy glow. Also, Catrina's Witchweed potion, to which she is completely addicted.

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* ArtifactOfDoom: Tirac Tirac's Rainbow of Darkness. Normally is contained into a pouch, where it throbs like a heart and shines with an eerie, creepy glow. Also, Catrina's Witchweed potion, to which she is completely addicted.



* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Megan's Rainbow of Light tears Tirac apart, almost destroys Midnight Castle (with the good guys still on it) and finally drags Tirac to the sky, where he is killed on a giant ''explosion.'' But frankly he deserved it.

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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Megan's Rainbow of Light tears Tirac apart, almost destroys Midnight Castle (with the good guys still on it) and finally drags Tirac to the sky, where he is killed on in a giant ''explosion.'' But frankly he deserved it.



* FungusHumongous: The Mushromp

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* FungusHumongous: The MushrompMushromp, home of the Moochick, is a mushroom so large it's been converted into a fairly sizable house for the gnome, one big enough to fit several pony visitors.



* GoodHurtsEvil: It only took a few seconds of struggle for Megan's ''ridiculously tiny'' Rainbow of Light to [[spoiler: absorb Tirack's Rainbow of Darkness and ''brutally'' kill him.]]

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* GoodHurtsEvil: It only took a few seconds of struggle for Megan's ''ridiculously tiny'' Rainbow of Light to [[spoiler: absorb Tirack's Tirac's Rainbow of Darkness and ''brutally'' kill him.]]



** The Moochic's long-suffering rabbit, Habit, definitely counts.

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** The Moochic's Moochick's long-suffering rabbit, Habit, definitely counts.



* InterspeciesRomance: On the second TV special, we have Catrina (a catwoman) who's boyfriend is a shape-shifting lizard-man named Rep.

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* InterspeciesRomance: On the second TV special, we have Catrina (a catwoman) who's whose boyfriend is a shape-shifting lizard-man named Rep.



* NobleDemon: Scorpan was like a father for Spike and tried to spare as much people as he could from falling into Tirac's hands. He also warned Megan not to interfere. Subverted in that [[spoiler:he is really an enchanted human prince and the rightful lord of the lands seized by Tirac.]]

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* NobleDemon: Scorpan was like a father for Spike and tried to spare as much many people as he could from falling into Tirac's hands. He also warned Megan not to interfere. Subverted in that [[spoiler:he is really an enchanted human prince and the rightful lord of the lands seized by Tirac.]]



* OffWithHisHead: Tirac threatens Scorpan with making heads roll- Spike's head if he fails at bringing him the final pony before midnight. This was the last drop for Scorpan, who allies with the ponies and turns against Tirac.

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* OffWithHisHead: Tirac threatens Scorpan with making heads roll- Spike's roll--Spike's head if he fails at bringing him the final pony before midnight. This was the last drop straw for Scorpan, who allies with the ponies and turns against Tirac.


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** Catrina follows the tradition; a drug-addicted witch driven absolutely mad with the need to feed her chemical hunger, who enslaves smaller creatures with terrifying displays of magic and attempts to ''work them to death'' in order to keep up her supply of drugs.


EvilOverlord Tirek requires four ponies to use as [[BalefulPolymorph demons]] to pull his chariot to bring in TheNightThatNeverEnds in order to TakeOverTheWorld. He sends his henchman [[AntiVillain Scorpan]] to carry out the task. The special actually begins with the ponies enjoying themselves in Dream Valley until Scorpan and his subordinates attack. Two ponies are captured in the attack.

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EvilOverlord Tirek Tirac requires four ponies to use as [[BalefulPolymorph demons]] to pull his chariot to bring in TheNightThatNeverEnds in order to TakeOverTheWorld. He sends his henchman [[AntiVillain Scorpan]] to carry out the task. The special actually begins with the ponies enjoying themselves in Dream Valley until Scorpan and his subordinates attack. Two ponies are captured in the attack.



Just as Firefly and Megan arrive at Dream Castle, Scorpan returns for another assault, needing more ponies to complete Tirek's plans. They abduct an adult pony and the helpless baby Ember, inspiring Megan to take action. She sets out with a handful of ponies to stop Tirek, but first they stop by the Mushrump to meet with the Moochick, a strange gnome wizard with a terrible memory and a mushroom motif. He gives Megan a locket called "The Rainbow of Light" and they are on their way. Once at Midnight Castle, they break in and confront the evil overlord himself.

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Just as Firefly and Megan arrive at Dream Castle, Scorpan returns for another assault, needing more ponies to complete Tirek's Tirac's plans. They abduct an adult pony and the helpless baby Ember, inspiring Megan to take action. She sets out with a handful of ponies to stop Tirek, Tirac, but first they stop by the Mushrump to meet with the Moochick, a strange gnome wizard with a terrible memory and a mushroom motif. He gives Megan a locket called "The Rainbow of Light" and they are on their way. Once at Midnight Castle, they break in and confront the evil overlord himself.



* ArtifactOfDoom: Tirek's Rainbow of Darkness. Normally is contained into a pouch, where it throbs like a heart and shines with an eerie, creepy glow. Also, Catrina's Witchweed potion, to which she is completely addicted.

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* ArtifactOfDoom: Tirek's Tirac Rainbow of Darkness. Normally is contained into a pouch, where it throbs like a heart and shines with an eerie, creepy glow. Also, Catrina's Witchweed potion, to which she is completely addicted.



* BadassBoast: "We have a power of our own, Tirek. Take this!"
* BadassNormal: Megan, who begins the series by fending off a ''dragon'' empty-handed and finishes the first special by [[spoiler: ''killing Tirek'']] with the Rainbow of Light.

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* BadassBoast: "We have a power of our own, Tirek.Tirac. Take this!"
* BadassNormal: Megan, who begins the series by fending off a ''dragon'' empty-handed and finishes the first special by [[spoiler: ''killing Tirek'']] Tirac'']] with the Rainbow of Light.



* BodyHorror: The first three ponies being transformed by Tirek can be seen at a kind of halfway stage midway through, still crying and whimpering in fear.

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* BodyHorror: The first three ponies being transformed by Tirek Tirac can be seen at a kind of halfway stage midway through, still crying and whimpering in fear.



** Firefly attempts her "double inside-out loop" early on in "Rescue at Midnight Castle", but fails and crashes into Applejack. She attempts it again to save Megan and later during the final battle to help defeat Tirek.

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** Firefly attempts her "double inside-out loop" early on in "Rescue at Midnight Castle", but fails and crashes into Applejack. She attempts it again to save Megan and later during the final battle to help defeat Tirek.Tirac.



** In ''Midnight Castle'', we have five of them, including Applejack. Actually, ''especially'' Applejack, who almost drowns, later is kidnapped by Tirek's henchmen and finally is turned into a monster after she takes a direct hit of the Rainbow of Darkness.

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** In ''Midnight Castle'', we have five of them, including Applejack. Actually, ''especially'' Applejack, who almost drowns, later is kidnapped by Tirek's Tirac's henchmen and finally is turned into a monster after she takes a direct hit of the Rainbow of Darkness.



* TheDogBitesBack: Scorpan and Spike against Tirek in the first special, Rep against Catrina in the second.

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* TheDogBitesBack: Scorpan and Spike against Tirek Tirac in the first special, Rep against Catrina in the second.



* EmergingFromTheShadows: Tirek.

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* EmergingFromTheShadows: Tirek.Tirac.



** Tirek really ''shouldn't'' have threatened Scorpan with decapitating Spike, since this is what finally made Scorpan rebel against him.

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** Tirek Tirac really ''shouldn't'' have threatened Scorpan with decapitating Spike, since this is what finally made Scorpan rebel against him.



* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Megan's Rainbow of Light tears Tirek apart, almost destroys Midnight Castle (with the good guys still on it) and finally drags Tirek to the sky, where he is killed on a giant ''explosion.'' But frankly he deserved it.

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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Megan's Rainbow of Light tears Tirek Tirac apart, almost destroys Midnight Castle (with the good guys still on it) and finally drags Tirek Tirac to the sky, where he is killed on a giant ''explosion.'' But frankly he deserved it.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Scorpan's true nature is hinted at early on when he saves Megan from falling during a Stratadon attack. You can also see him clenching his fists when he has to go "yes, Master" to Tirek.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Scorpan's true nature is hinted at early on when he saves Megan from falling during a Stratadon attack. You can also see him clenching his fists when he has to go "yes, Master" to Tirek.Tirac.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Tirek is a ''very'' thinly veiled {{Expy}} of Satan. Remove his back legs and you're left with a red, horned, cloven hoofed lord of evil who turns beauty into ugliness with the "Power of Darkness". In a show about magical, candy colored ponies. [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic You know, for kids!]]

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Tirek Tirac is a ''very'' thinly veiled {{Expy}} of Satan. Remove his back legs and you're left with a red, horned, cloven hoofed lord of evil who turns beauty into ugliness with the "Power of Darkness". In a show about magical, candy colored ponies. [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic You know, for kids!]]



* GoodHurtsEvil: It only took a few seconds of struggle for Megan's ''ridiculously tiny'' Rainbow of Light to [[spoiler: absorb Tirek's Rainbow of Darkness and ''brutally'' kill him.]]

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* GoodHurtsEvil: It only took a few seconds of struggle for Megan's ''ridiculously tiny'' Rainbow of Light to [[spoiler: absorb Tirek's Tirack's Rainbow of Darkness and ''brutally'' kill him.]]



* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: Completely averted as far as those lizardman creatures that serve Tirek are concerned. That they're actually ''good'' at their job makes Megan and the ponies' victory more impressive.

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* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: Completely averted as far as those lizardman creatures that serve Tirek Tirac are concerned. That they're actually ''good'' at their job makes Megan and the ponies' victory more impressive.



* HellishHorse: The ponies captured and transformed by Tirek become monstrous dragon-like creatures.

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* HellishHorse: The ponies captured and transformed by Tirek Tirac become monstrous dragon-like creatures.



* JumpedAtTheCall: Megan is essentially abducted by Firefly, but once she gets there and sees Tirek's minions abducting ponies, she's immediately on board.

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* JumpedAtTheCall: Megan is essentially abducted by Firefly, but once she gets there and sees Tirek's Tirac's minions abducting ponies, she's immediately on board.



* TheNightThatNeverEnds: Tirek's ultimate goal in the first TV special is The TropeNamer.
* NobleDemon: Scorpan was like a father for Spike and tried to spare as much people as he could from falling into Tirek's hands. He also warned Megan not to interfere. Subverted in that [[spoiler:he is really an enchanted human prince and the rightful lord of the lands seized by Tirak.]]
* NoOntologicalInertia: After Tirek is killed, his entire kingdom reverts to a pleasant countryside, and everyone he transformed goes back to normal.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Tirek and Scorpan are drawn in a far more dark and realistic style that is unusual for such a show. In [[http://bronies.wikia.com/wiki/File:Scorpan%27s_human_form.jpg his true human form]], Scorpan is dark-haired and mature. In fact, he looks to be based on Creator/RobertTaylor.
* OffWithHisHead: Tirek threatens Scorpan with making heads roll- Spike's head if he fails at bringing him the final pony before midnight. This was the last drop for Scorpan, who allies with the ponies and turns against Tirek.

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* TheNightThatNeverEnds: Tirek's Tirac's ultimate goal in the first TV special is The TropeNamer.
* NobleDemon: Scorpan was like a father for Spike and tried to spare as much people as he could from falling into Tirek's Tirac's hands. He also warned Megan not to interfere. Subverted in that [[spoiler:he is really an enchanted human prince and the rightful lord of the lands seized by Tirak.Tirac.]]
* NoOntologicalInertia: After Tirek Tirac is killed, his entire kingdom reverts to a pleasant countryside, and everyone he transformed goes back to normal.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Tirek Tirac and Scorpan are drawn in a far more dark and realistic style that is unusual for such a show. In [[http://bronies.wikia.com/wiki/File:Scorpan%27s_human_form.jpg his true human form]], Scorpan is dark-haired and mature. In fact, he looks to be based on Creator/RobertTaylor.
* OffWithHisHead: Tirek Tirac threatens Scorpan with making heads roll- Spike's head if he fails at bringing him the final pony before midnight. This was the last drop for Scorpan, who allies with the ponies and turns against Tirek.Tirac.



* OurCentaursAreDifferent: Tirek is one.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: The dragons of Tirek's army, and the dragons he morphs the ponies into.

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* OurCentaursAreDifferent: Tirek Tirac is one.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: The dragons of Tirek's Tirac's army, and the dragons he morphs the ponies into.



* PowerEchoes: Tirek's voice, two sentences out of three, has an echo under it. Why? 'Cause he's ''evil''. Or he's mostly in a castle with flat stone walls and probably isn't the type to decorate with tapestries or chandeliers.

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* PowerEchoes: Tirek's Tirac's voice, two sentences out of three, has an echo under it. Why? 'Cause he's ''evil''. Or he's mostly in a castle with flat stone walls and probably isn't the type to decorate with tapestries or chandeliers.



* PragmaticVillainy: Tirek doesn't hurt Ember... but only because she's too small to pull his chariot.

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* PragmaticVillainy: Tirek Tirac doesn't hurt Ember... but only because she's too small to pull his chariot.



* RecycledPremise: The plot of the second special is near identical to the first: BigBad wants to kidnap ponies to serve their purposes and they have to be stopped. Oh, and Tirek and Catrina both have AntiVillain employees.

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* RecycledPremise: The plot of the second special is near identical to the first: BigBad wants to kidnap ponies to serve their purposes and they have to be stopped. Oh, and Tirek Tirac and Catrina both have AntiVillain employees.



** When we first see Tirek, his face is never seen, and he is petting the bag containing his Rainbow of Darkness as though it were a cat. Much like [[Film/JamesBond Ernst Stavro Blofeld]].

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** When we first see Tirek, Tirac, his face is never seen, and he is petting the bag containing his Rainbow of Darkness as though it were a cat. Much like [[Film/JamesBond Ernst Stavro Blofeld]].



***According to the 1986 "My Little Pony 'n Friends" show bible, his name is "Tirac." Here's the proof: [[https://imgur.com/a/OL8Nc]]



** Tirek is the trope codifier for truly creepy evil in a land of otherwise cutesy happiness. A dark and shadowy centaur that corrupts ponies into demon dragons.

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** Tirek Tirac is the trope codifier for truly creepy evil in a land of otherwise cutesy happiness. A dark and shadowy centaur that corrupts ponies into demon dragons.



* WouldHurtAChild: Tirek. The only reason he doesn't turn Ember into a dragon is because she's too small to pull his chariot.

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* WouldHurtAChild: Tirek.Tirac. The only reason he doesn't turn Ember into a dragon is because she's too small to pull his chariot.


* HairDecorations: Megan's ponytail ribbon, the ponies' tail ribbons in general, and Bowtie's pigtail ribbons.



* RememberTheNewGuy: Most of the ponies in ''Escape From Catrina'', yet they're celebrating for Megan's return.



** None of the ponies from the first special appear in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends''.

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** None of the ponies from the first special appear in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends''.''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends'', nor in the second special.



* WouldHurtAChild: Tirek. The only reason he doesn't turn Ember into a dragon is because she's too small to pull his chariot.
* HairDecorations: Megan's ponytail ribbon, the ponies' tail ribbons in general, and Bowtie's pigtail ribbons

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* WouldHurtAChild: Tirek. The only reason he doesn't turn Ember into a dragon is because she's too small to pull his chariot.
* HairDecorations: Megan's ponytail ribbon, the ponies' tail ribbons in general, and Bowtie's pigtail ribbons
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