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* HellIsThatNoise: Upon arriving in the abandoned Mount Aris, Spike comments that something bad happened to turn it into a GhostTown, deeply spooking Fluttershy. Shortly after, The ponies hear a ghostly wailing from a nearby location.


* AesopAmnesia: Twilight Sparkle has to be reminded that friendship will prevail, despite having long since been crowned the Princess of Friendship. Justified in that she was slowly becoming convinced that said ways didn't seem to be working outside of Equestria (they were, but none of the ponies really got to see it until Twilight's capture).

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* AesopAmnesia: Twilight [[spoiler:Twilight Sparkle has to be reminded that friendship will prevail, despite having long since been crowned the Princess of Friendship. Justified in that she was slowly becoming convinced that said ways didn't seem to be working outside of Equestria (they were, but none of the ponies really got to see it until Twilight's capture).]]



** Spike being able to breathe fire is used offensively for the first time in Generation 4, and it's just as effective as a BreathWeapon as any other form of fire. One the Storm Guards notably falls and doesn't get back up, implying that Spike ''killed someone'' with it.

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** Spike being able to breathe fire is used offensively for the first time in Generation 4, and it's just as effective as a BreathWeapon as any other form of fire. One [[spoiler:One the Storm Guards notably falls and doesn't get back up, implying that Spike ''killed someone'' with it.]]



* BehindTheBlack: After the dispute with her friends, Twilight is apparently so distraught that she misses the Storm Guard sneaking up on her and Spike, as well as the huge airship right above her, [[spoiler:which catches her in a cage]].

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* BehindTheBlack: After [[spoiler:After the dispute with her friends, Twilight is apparently so distraught that she misses the Storm Guard sneaking up on her and Spike, as well as the huge airship right above her, [[spoiler:which which catches her in a cage]].



* BigDamnHeroes: Twilight's friends arrive just in the nick of time—by launching themselves out of a party cannon.

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* BigDamnHeroes: Twilight's [[spoiler:Twilight's friends arrive just in the nick of time—by time to save her and Tempest from the Storm King's wrath—by launching themselves out of a party cannon.]]



* BioluminescenceIsCool: In her seapony form, Princess Skystar has a bioluminescent lure on her head resembling that of an AlluringAnglerfish. Queen Novo has three of them, implying that they're the seapony equivalent of a CoolCrown and an indicator of rank. (In their hippogriff form, they become large feathers.) All seaponies in general, including the Mane Six in seapony form, emit a soft glow from their bodies.

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* BioluminescenceIsCool: In her seapony form, Princess Skystar has a bioluminescent lure on her head resembling that of an AlluringAnglerfish. Queen Novo has three of them, implying that they're the seapony equivalent of a CoolCrown and an indicator of rank. (In [[spoiler:(In their hippogriff form, they become large feathers.) )]] All seaponies in general, including the Mane Six in seapony form, emit a soft glow from their bodies.



** Princess Skystar claims that she's going to be "so grounded" when she runs away to help the Mane Six save Canterlot. When Queen Novo shows up at the end of the movie, the first thing she playfully tells Skystar, "You are ''so'' grounded."

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** Princess [[spoiler:Princess Skystar claims that she's going to be "so grounded" when she runs away to help the Mane Six save Canterlot. When Queen Novo shows up at the end of the movie, the first thing she playfully tells Skystar, "You are ''so'' grounded.""]]



* ChangedMyMindKid: Princess Skystar (but not her mother, nor any of the other hippogriffs) decides to come to Equestria to help the ponies defeat the Storm King.

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* ChangedMyMindKid: Princess [[spoiler:Princess Skystar (but not her mother, nor any of the other hippogriffs) decides to come to Equestria to help the ponies defeat the Storm King.]]



* ChekhovsGunman: It is through Capper that Twilight discovers the true identity and existence of the queen of the hippogriffs. Capper is also among the BigDamnHeroes who plays a big role in rescuing [[spoiler:Princess Twilight]] in the final act. Despite his seediness, it turns out Capper really ''is'' the friend the Mane Six needed.

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* ChekhovsGunman: It is through Capper that Twilight discovers the true identity and existence of the queen of the hippogriffs. Capper is also among [[spoiler:among the BigDamnHeroes who plays a big role in rescuing [[spoiler:Princess Twilight]] Twilight in the final act.act]]. Despite his seediness, it turns out Capper really ''is'' the friend the Mane Six needed.



* CouldSayItBut: Queen Novo forbids Princess Skystar from telling the Mane Six what happened to the hippogriffs, so Princess Skystar naturally says that if she ''could'' tell them, she'd say that the seaponies are actually hippogriffs driven out by the Storm King's forces and changed into their current forms by the Pearl of Transformation to hide underwater]]. [[ImplausibleDeniability But she totally did not tell them that.

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* CouldSayItBut: Queen Novo forbids Princess Skystar from telling the Mane Six what happened to the hippogriffs, so Princess Skystar naturally says that if she ''could'' tell them, she'd say that the [[spoiler:the seaponies are actually hippogriffs driven out by the Storm King's forces and changed into their current forms by the Pearl of Transformation to hide underwater]].underwater]]]]. [[ImplausibleDeniability But she totally did not tell them that.



* CripplingOverspecialization: The Storm King's forces are equipped with AntiMagic equipment, a reasonable choice when coming to invade a city of unicorns. This helps them take over Canterlot fairly easily, but it seems to just be okay at dealing with anything else and nigh useless against fire. When the heroes and their allies StormTheCastle in the FinalBattle, [[spoiler:Rarity]] is the only magic user and she primarily uses it to fight indirectly, so his army no longer has any considerable advantage.

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* CripplingOverspecialization: The Storm King's forces are equipped with AntiMagic equipment, a reasonable choice when coming to invade a city of unicorns. This helps them take over Canterlot fairly easily, but it seems to just be okay at dealing with anything else and nigh useless against fire. When [[spoiler:When the heroes and their allies StormTheCastle in the FinalBattle, [[spoiler:Rarity]] Rarity is the only magic user and she primarily uses it to fight indirectly, so his army no longer has any considerable advantage.]]



* TheCynic: Tempest Shadow gave up on friendship when her friends rejected and abandoned her when times were tough, and claims to Twilight Sparkle that friendship is worthless through her VillainSong.

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* TheCynic: Tempest [[spoiler:Tempest Shadow gave up on friendship when her friends rejected and abandoned her when times were tough, and claims to Twilight Sparkle that friendship is worthless through her VillainSong.]]



** Tempest Shadow [[spoiler:(originally Fizzlepop Berrytwist)]] being abandoned by her friends during tough times convinced her that Friendship is unreliable and flimsy and thus cannot be trusted.

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** Tempest Shadow [[spoiler:(originally Fizzlepop Berrytwist)]] Berrytwist) being abandoned by her friends during tough times convinced her that Friendship is unreliable and flimsy and thus cannot be trusted.trusted]].



* DarkestHour: The Mane Six have been kicked out of Seaquestria due to Twilight's shenanigans. Pinkie Pie [[WhatTheHellHero calls Twilight out]] on her shady behavior and lack of trust in her friends. Twilight [[RageBreakingPoint snaps]] at Pinkie and denounces all of her friends, resulting in all of them except for Spike leaving her in disgust. To make matters even worse, Tempest capitalizes on the situation and [[spoiler:captures Twilight, giving the Storm King the power to conquer the world with all four Equestrian Princesses.]]

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* DarkestHour: The Mane Six have [[spoiler:have been kicked out of Seaquestria due to Twilight's shenanigans. Pinkie Pie [[WhatTheHellHero calls Twilight out]] on her shady behavior and lack of trust in her friends. Twilight [[RageBreakingPoint snaps]] at Pinkie and denounces all of her friends, resulting in all of them except for Spike leaving her in disgust. To make matters even worse, Tempest capitalizes on the situation and [[spoiler:captures captures Twilight, giving the Storm King the power to conquer the world with all four Equestrian Princesses.]]



** After capturing [[spoiler:Twilight,]] Tempest tells her through [[VillainSong song]] that she needs to "open up [her] eyes" and see the world as she does: an unjust, cruel place where you can't rely on anyone. Ultimately, Tempest is the one who has her eyes opened; Twilight saves her life, proving Tempest's philosphy wrong, and inspiring her HeelFaceTurn. The soundtrack even lampshades this by playing a softer version of the score from "Open Up Your Eyes" during that moment.

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** After [[spoiler:After capturing [[spoiler:Twilight,]] [[spoiler:Twilight, Tempest tells her through [[VillainSong song]] that she needs to "open up [her] eyes" and see the world as she does: an unjust, cruel place where you can't rely on anyone. Ultimately, Tempest is the one who has her eyes opened; Twilight saves her life, proving Tempest's philosphy wrong, and inspiring her HeelFaceTurn. The soundtrack even lampshades this by playing a softer version of the score from "Open Up Your Eyes" during that moment.]]



* KillItWithFire: It turns out that the Storm King's {{mook}}s, while big, intimidating, and having magic-resistant armor, are very vulnerable to fire. Thankfully for the heroes, Spike breathes fire.

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* KillItWithFire: It turns out that the Storm King's {{mook}}s, while big, intimidating, and having magic-resistant armor, are very vulnerable to fire. Thankfully [[spoiler:Thankfully for the heroes, Spike breathes fire.]]



* NeverMyFault: The Mane Six's falling out during the climax (particularly between Twilight and Pinkie) more or less stems from this after [[spoiler:Twilight tries to steal the Pearl, blaming their follies on the other side's stupid behavior and claiming they had things worked out perfectly until the other screwed everything up. It's only after it reaches a boiling point that they accept they both made an equal ass of things.]]

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* NeverMyFault: The Mane Six's falling [[spoiler:falling out during the climax (particularly between Twilight and Pinkie) more or less stems from this after [[spoiler:Twilight Twilight tries to steal the Pearl, blaming their follies on the other side's stupid behavior and claiming they had things worked out perfectly until the other screwed everything up. It's only after it reaches a boiling point that they accept they both made an equal ass of things.]]


* RuleOfSymbolism: Songbird Serenade's song "Rainbow" can be interpreted as [[spoiler:the way Twilight perceives Tempest -- someone who has made herself strong because of her pain but hasn't completely abandoned the light within her]].

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* RuleOfSymbolism: RuleOfSymbolism:
** The first example of DisneyDeath is resolved when [[spoiler:Twilight bears the Staff of Sacanas before her while floating down through a shaft of sunlight in the midst of the parting storm clouds, as if she were an angel descending from Heaven.]]
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Songbird Serenade's song "Rainbow" can be interpreted as [[spoiler:the way Twilight perceives Tempest -- someone who has made herself strong because of her pain but hasn't completely abandoned the light within her]].


* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: We've got the Mane Six, Spike, the Princesses, the AllStarCast of new characters, ''and'' a great many characters from the show all appearing in one big epic pony movie. However, Fluttershy and Applejack have very small roles and many new characters, like Celaeno's crew, don't get any development.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: We've got the Mane Six, Spike, the Princesses, the AllStarCast of new characters, ''and'' a great many characters from the show all appearing in one big epic pony movie. However, Fluttershy and Applejack have very small somewhat minor roles and many new characters, like Celaeno's crew, don't get any development.


* AesopAmnesia: [[spoiler:Twilight Sparkle has to be reminded that friendship will prevail, despite having long since been crowned the Princess of Friendship. Justified in that she was slowly becoming convinced that said ways didn't seem to be working outside of Equestria (they were, but none of the ponies really got to see it until Twilight's capture).]]

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* AesopAmnesia: [[spoiler:Twilight Twilight Sparkle has to be reminded that friendship will prevail, despite having long since been crowned the Princess of Friendship. Justified in that she was slowly becoming convinced that said ways didn't seem to be working outside of Equestria (they were, but none of the ponies really got to see it until Twilight's capture).]]



* BehindTheBlack: After the dispute with her friends, Twilight is apparently so distraught that she misses [[spoiler:the Storm Guard sneaking up on her and Spike, as well as the huge airship right above her, which catches her in a cage]].

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* BehindTheBlack: After the dispute with her friends, Twilight is apparently so distraught that she misses [[spoiler:the the Storm Guard sneaking up on her and Spike, as well as the huge airship right above her, which [[spoiler:which catches her in a cage]].



* {{Bouncer}}: Bulk Biceps acts as one in the end credits [[spoiler:considering whether or not to allow gift-bearing storm beasts inside]].

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* {{Bouncer}}: Bulk Biceps acts is seen acting as one in the end credits [[spoiler:considering considering whether or not to allow gift-bearing storm beasts inside]].inside.



** Thanks to Princess Celestia being turned to stone before she can finish telling Luna what to do, Twilight and the others initially think they're supposed so seek the aid from hippos rather than hippogriffs, with Pinkie wondering why they're supposed to look for the "queen of the hippos." [[spoiler:During the end credits, she can be seen dancing with an actual hippo(potamus) queen.]]

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** Thanks to Princess Celestia being turned to stone before she can finish telling Luna what to do, Twilight and the others initially think they're supposed so seek the aid from hippos rather than hippogriffs, with Pinkie wondering why they're supposed to look for the "queen of the hippos." [[spoiler:During During the end credits, she can be seen dancing with an actual hippo(potamus) queen.]]



** Princess Skystar claims that she's going to be "so grounded" when [[spoiler:she runs away to help the Mane Six save Canterlot]]. When Queen Novo shows up at the end of the movie, the first thing she playfully tells Skystar, "You are ''so'' grounded."

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** Princess Skystar claims that she's going to be "so grounded" when [[spoiler:she she runs away to help the Mane Six save Canterlot]].Canterlot. When Queen Novo shows up at the end of the movie, the first thing she playfully tells Skystar, "You are ''so'' grounded."



* ChangedMyMindKid: [[spoiler:Princess Skystar (but not her mother, nor any of the other hippogriffs) decides to come to Equestria to help the ponies defeat the Storm King.]]

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* ChangedMyMindKid: [[spoiler:Princess Princess Skystar (but not her mother, nor any of the other hippogriffs) decides to come to Equestria to help the ponies defeat the Storm King.]]



** [[spoiler:The gargantuan cake cannon Pinkie Pie and Cheese Sandwich build for the Friendship Festival gets used in the climax by Twilight's friends to fire themselves into the Storm King's tornado and save her.]]

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** [[spoiler:The The gargantuan cake cannon Pinkie Pie and Cheese Sandwich build for the Friendship Festival gets used in the climax by Twilight's friends to fire themselves into the Storm King's tornado and save [[spoiler:save her.]]



* ChekhovsGunman: It is through Capper that Twilight discovers the true identity and existence of the queen of the hippogriffs. [[spoiler:Capper is also among the BigDamnHeroes who plays a big role in rescuing Princess Twilight in the final act. Despite his seediness, it turns out Capper really ''is'' the friend the Mane Six needed.]]

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* ChekhovsGunman: It is through Capper that Twilight discovers the true identity and existence of the queen of the hippogriffs. [[spoiler:Capper Capper is also among the BigDamnHeroes who plays a big role in rescuing Princess Twilight [[spoiler:Princess Twilight]] in the final act. Despite his seediness, it turns out Capper really ''is'' the friend the Mane Six needed.]]



* ContinuityCavalcade: A great many supporting and popular side characters from the show appear in the film. Angel Bunny, Gummy, Big Mac, Granny Smith, the Cutie Mark Crusaders, Bulk Biceps, Tree Hugger, Harry the Bear, Night Glider, Starlight Glimmer, Trixie, Photo Finish, Party Favor, Coco Pommel, Fashion Plate, Sassy Saddles, Moondancer, the Spa ponies, Lyra Heartstrings, Sweetie Drops, Derpy, Dr. Hooves, Octavia, DJ Pon-3, Zecora, the Wonderbolts, the Cake family, and Cheese Sandwich all make brief appearances during the Friendship Festival. Even Discord gets an indirect appearance as a balloon sculpture, [[spoiler:then a direct appearance in the party during the end credits]]. Maud Pie too gets an indirect appearance via a photograph that Pinkie offers to trade to one of the Klugetown residents.

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* ContinuityCavalcade: A great many supporting and popular side characters from the show appear in the film. Angel Bunny, Gummy, Big Mac, Granny Smith, the Cutie Mark Crusaders, Bulk Biceps, Tree Hugger, Harry the Bear, Night Glider, Starlight Glimmer, Trixie, Photo Finish, Party Favor, Coco Pommel, Fashion Plate, Sassy Saddles, Moondancer, the Spa ponies, Lyra Heartstrings, Sweetie Drops, Derpy, Dr. Hooves, Octavia, DJ Pon-3, Zecora, the Wonderbolts, the Cake family, and Cheese Sandwich all make brief appearances during the Friendship Festival. Even Discord gets an indirect appearance as a balloon sculpture, [[spoiler:then then a direct appearance in the party during the end credits]].credits. Maud Pie too gets an indirect appearance via a photograph that Pinkie offers to trade to one of the Klugetown residents.



** Tempest's flashback also reveals that [[spoiler:it was an Ursa Minor, which had only previously been seen [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E6BoastBusters once in Season 1]], who gave her the scar over her eye and broke her horn]].

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** Tempest's flashback also reveals that [[spoiler:it it was an Ursa Minor, which had only previously been seen [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E6BoastBusters once in Season 1]], 1, who gave her the scar over her eye and broke her horn]].



* CouldSayItBut: Queen Novo forbids Princess Skystar from telling the Mane Six what happened to the hippogriffs, so Princess Skystar naturally says that if she ''could'' tell them, she'd say that [[spoiler:the seaponies are actually hippogriffs driven out by the Storm King's forces and changed into their current forms by the Pearl of Transformation to hide underwater]]. [[ImplausibleDeniability But she totally did not tell them that]].

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* CouldSayItBut: Queen Novo forbids Princess Skystar from telling the Mane Six what happened to the hippogriffs, so Princess Skystar naturally says that if she ''could'' tell them, she'd say that [[spoiler:the the seaponies are actually hippogriffs driven out by the Storm King's forces and changed into their current forms by the Pearl of Transformation to hide underwater]]. [[ImplausibleDeniability But she totally did not tell them that]].that.



* CountingToThree: Tempest tells the pirates that she would count to three and then [[spoiler:blow up their ship if they didn't give away the location of the Mane Six on their ship]]. She then does just that.

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* CountingToThree: Tempest tells the pirates that she would count to three and then [[spoiler:blow blow up their ship if they didn't give away the location of the Mane Six on their ship]].ship. She then does just that.



* CripplingOverspecialization: The Storm King's forces are equipped with AntiMagic equipment, a reasonable choice when coming to invade a city of unicorns. This helps them take over Canterlot fairly easily, but it seems to just be okay at dealing with anything else and nigh useless against fire. [[spoiler:When the heroes and their allies StormTheCastle in the FinalBattle, Rarity is the only magic user and she primarily uses it to fight indirectly, so his army no longer has any considerable advantage.]]
* CriticalResearchFailure: In-universe, despite spending the film wishing to [[PowerParasite steal the powers of the princesses]], the Storm King doesn't seem to have any idea what those powers ''are''. [[spoiler:This bites him in the butt when he empowers the Staff of Sacanas, since he doesn't know how to use his stolen powers best.]]

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* CripplingOverspecialization: The Storm King's forces are equipped with AntiMagic equipment, a reasonable choice when coming to invade a city of unicorns. This helps them take over Canterlot fairly easily, but it seems to just be okay at dealing with anything else and nigh useless against fire. [[spoiler:When When the heroes and their allies StormTheCastle in the FinalBattle, Rarity [[spoiler:Rarity]] is the only magic user and she primarily uses it to fight indirectly, so his army no longer has any considerable advantage.]]
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* CriticalResearchFailure: In-universe, despite spending the film wishing to [[PowerParasite steal the powers of the princesses]], the Storm King doesn't seem to have any idea what those powers ''are''. [[spoiler:This This bites him in the butt when he empowers the Staff of Sacanas, since he doesn't know how to use his stolen powers best.]]



* TheCynic: Tempest Shadow gave up on friendship when [[spoiler:her friends rejected and abandoned her when times were tough, and claims to Twilight Sparkle that friendship is worthless through her VillainSong.]]

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* TheCynic: Tempest Shadow gave up on friendship when [[spoiler:her her friends rejected and abandoned her when times were tough, and claims to Twilight Sparkle that friendship is worthless through her VillainSong.]]



** [[spoiler: Tempest Shadow (originally Fizzlepop Berrytwist) being abandoned by her friends during tough times convinced her that Friendship is unreliable and flimsy and thus cannot be trusted.]]
* DareToBeBadass: Rainbow Dash starts the song "Time to Be Awesome" to encourage the pirates to rebel against the Storm King and return to the awesome adventurers they used to be. It works. [[spoiler:And paid off in the end when they come to help during the FinalBattle.]]

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** [[spoiler: Tempest Shadow (originally [[spoiler:(originally Fizzlepop Berrytwist) Berrytwist)]] being abandoned by her friends during tough times convinced her that Friendship is unreliable and flimsy and thus cannot be trusted.]]
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* DareToBeBadass: Rainbow Dash starts the song "Time to Be Awesome" to encourage the pirates to rebel against the Storm King and return to the awesome adventurers they used to be. It works. [[spoiler:And paid And pays off in the end when they come to help during the FinalBattle.]]



* DarkestHour: [[spoiler:The Mane Six have been kicked out of Seaquestria due to Twilight's shenanigans. Pinkie Pie [[WhatTheHellHero calls Twilight out]] on her shady behavior and lack of trust in her friends. Twilight [[RageBreakingPoint snaps]] at Pinkie and denounces all of her friends, resulting in all of them except for Spike leaving her in disgust. To make matters even worse, Tempest capitalizes on the situation and captures Twilight, giving the Storm King the power to conquer the world with all four Equestrian Princesses.]]

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* DarkestHour: [[spoiler:The The Mane Six have been kicked out of Seaquestria due to Twilight's shenanigans. Pinkie Pie [[WhatTheHellHero calls Twilight out]] on her shady behavior and lack of trust in her friends. Twilight [[RageBreakingPoint snaps]] at Pinkie and denounces all of her friends, resulting in all of them except for Spike leaving her in disgust. To make matters even worse, Tempest capitalizes on the situation and captures [[spoiler:captures Twilight, giving the Storm King the power to conquer the world with all four Equestrian Princesses.]]



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-->[[spoiler:'''Pinkie -->'''Pinkie Pie:''' Bullseye!]]Bullseye!



** Sort of for [[spoiler:Celestia]]. After seeing [[spoiler:Cadance petrified]], she realises she's likely next and tries to warn [[spoiler:Luna]] where to get help -- rather than get to safety herself.

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** Sort of for [[spoiler:Celestia]]. After seeing [[spoiler:Cadance petrified]], she realises she's likely next and tries to warn [[spoiler:Luna]] Luna where to get help -- rather than get to safety herself.



** [[spoiler:After capturing Twilight, Tempest tells her through [[VillainSong song]] that she needs to "open up [her] eyes" and see the world as she does: an unjust, cruel place where you can't rely on anyone. Ultimately, Tempest is the one who has her eyes opened; Twilight saves her life, proving Tempest's philosphy wrong, and inspiring her HeelFaceTurn. The soundtrack even lampshades this by playing a softer version of the score from "Open Up Your Eyes" during that moment.]]
** [[spoiler:An even greater irony comes in the form of Tempest, who practically preaches not relying on anyone, chosing to be the Storm King's subordinate, only to be cast aside by him when YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness.]]

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** [[spoiler:After After capturing Twilight, [[spoiler:Twilight,]] Tempest tells her through [[VillainSong song]] that she needs to "open up [her] eyes" and see the world as she does: an unjust, cruel place where you can't rely on anyone. Ultimately, Tempest is the one who has her eyes opened; Twilight saves her life, proving Tempest's philosphy wrong, and inspiring her HeelFaceTurn. The soundtrack even lampshades this by playing a softer version of the score from "Open Up Your Eyes" during that moment.]]
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** [[spoiler:An An even greater irony comes in the form of Tempest, who practically preaches not relying on anyone, chosing to be the Storm King's subordinate, only [[spoiler:only to be cast aside by him when YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness.]]


* SpannerInTheWorks: If it wasn't for [[spoiler:Pinkie's giant party cannon, which the Mane Five and Spike [[DynamicEntry shot themselves out of, to get past the Storm King's tornado and crash right into him before he could kill Twilight and Tempest]]]], the Storm King would've won.

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* SpannerInTheWorks: If it wasn't for [[spoiler:Pinkie's giant party cannon, "easy bake confetti cake cannon", which the Mane Five and Spike [[DynamicEntry shot themselves out of, to get past the Storm King's tornado and crash right into him before he could kill Twilight and Tempest]]]], the Storm King would've won.


* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: [[spoiler: Twilight Sparkle snaps in a fit of frustration and denounces Pinkie and the rest of her friends, [[WhamLine saying that maybe she would be]] ''better off [[WithFriendsLikeThese without friends like them]]''. Unfortunately for Twilight, she realizes [[OhCrap too late what she just said]], and [[DarkestHour she gets her wish]].]]

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: [[spoiler: Twilight Sparkle snaps in a fit of frustration and denounces Pinkie and the rest of her friends, [[WhamLine saying that maybe she would be]] ''better off [[WithFriendsLikeThese without friends like them]]''. Unfortunately for Twilight, she realizes [[OhCrap [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone too late what she just said]], and [[DarkestHour she gets her wish]].]]



* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: We've got the Mane Six, Spike, the Princesses, the AllStarCast of new characters, ''and'' a great many characters from the show all appearing in one big epic pony movie. A common criticism is that Fluttershy and Applejack have very small roles and many new characters, like Celaeno's crew, don't get any development.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: We've got the Mane Six, Spike, the Princesses, the AllStarCast of new characters, ''and'' a great many characters from the show all appearing in one big epic pony movie. A common criticism is that However, Fluttershy and Applejack have very small roles and many new characters, like Celaeno's crew, don't get any development.



* OutOfFocus: Applejack and Fluttershy suffer from this, being the only members of the Mane Six who are neither Princess Twilight nor able to befriend someone relevant to the plot. Fluttershy doesn't even get her own solo in "We Got This Together", while the other Mane Six all do. Just a duet verse with one of her bird friends.

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* OutOfFocus: Applejack and Fluttershy suffer from this, this (though not quite enough to be DemotedToExtra), being the only members of the Mane Six who are neither Princess Twilight nor able to befriend someone relevant to the plot. Fluttershy doesn't even get her own solo in "We Got This Together", while the other Mane Six all do. Just a duet verse with one of her bird friends.


* NeverMyFault: The mane six's falling out during the climax (particularly between Twilight and Pinkie) more or less stems from this after [[spoiler: Twilight tries to steal the Pearl, blaming their follies on the other side's stupid behaviour and claiming they had things worked out perfectly until the other screwed everything up. It's only after it reaches boiling point that they accept they both made an equal ass of things.]]

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* NeverMyFault: The mane six's Mane Six's falling out during the climax (particularly between Twilight and Pinkie) more or less stems from this after [[spoiler: Twilight [[spoiler:Twilight tries to steal the Pearl, blaming their follies on the other side's stupid behaviour behavior and claiming they had things worked out perfectly until the other screwed everything up. It's only after it reaches a boiling point that they accept they both made an equal ass of things.]]


* NeverMyFault: The mane six's falling out during the climax (particularly between Twilight and Pinkie) more or less stems from this after [[spoiler: Twilight tries to steal the Pearl, blaming their follies on the other side's stupid behaviour and claiming they had things worked out perfectly until the other screwed everything up. It's only after it reaches boiling point that they accept they both made an equal ass of things.]]



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: We see for the first time on screen the Mane Six [[spoiler:ever get legitimately and seriously ''angry'' with each other. The Mane Five [[WhatTheHellHero are totally pissed]] at Twilight, [[BewareTheSillyOnes Pinkie Pie]] in particular calling out Twilight for her nonsense in Seaquestria that caused the whole group to get kicked out. Twilight snaps and responds with [[WhamLine a comment so nasty]] that the rest of her friends are absolutely ''disgusted'' and outright leave her behind. It eventually comes back to bite them all. In particular, the seriousness of Twilight's WhamLine is shown by Pinkie Pie going very quiet and just softly saying "I can't talk to you right now" before walking off in tears. When the very talkative, affable, and friendly Pinkie Pie, the pony who wants to make friends with everyone, ''doesn't want to talk to you'', it's very serious]].

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: We see for the first time on screen the Mane Six [[spoiler:ever get legitimately and seriously ''angry'' with each other. The Mane Five [[WhatTheHellHero are totally pissed]] at Twilight, [[BewareTheSillyOnes Pinkie Pie]] in particular calling out Twilight for her nonsense in Seaquestria that caused the whole group to get kicked out. Twilight has an equal grudge with them, calling out their own thoughtlessness that ruined the rest of the trip, and when Pinkie labels her a hypocrite in that regard, she snaps and responds with [[WhamLine a comment so nasty]] that the rest of her friends are absolutely ''disgusted'' and outright leave her behind. It eventually comes back to bite them all. In particular, the seriousness of Twilight's WhamLine is shown by Pinkie Pie going very quiet and just softly saying "I can't talk to you right now" before walking off in tears. When the very talkative, affable, and friendly Pinkie Pie, the pony who wants to make friends with everyone, ''doesn't want to talk to you'', it's very serious]].


** While in Seaquestria, Twilight [[spoiler: tries to steal the Pearl of Transformation while using her friends as a distraction. What she [[DidntThinkThisThrough doesn't realize]] is that the throne room has a security system, so she sets off an alarm, resulting in her and her friends getting kicked out of Seaquestria]].



** While in Seaquestria, Twilight [[spoiler: tries to steal the Pearl of Transformation while using her friends as a distraction. What she [[DidntThinkThisThrough doesn't realize]] is that the throne room has a security system, so she sets off an alarm, resulting in her and her friends getting kicked out of Seaquestria]].


** Rainbow Dash's inability to resist showing off her awesomeness: [[spoiler:her Sonic Rainboom turns into a big, shiny beacon that alerts Tempest to the Mane Six's location after she'd been led on a wild goose chase by Capper.]]
** When Queen Novo [[spoiler:refuses to hand over the Pearl of Transformation to the Mane Six, and with her friends' poor track record of making sensible decisions, Twilight decides in desperation that her best course of action is to steal it right under everyone's noses. Unfortunately, this happens right as her friends actually manage to persuade Novo into letting them have it.]]

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** Rainbow Dash's inability to resist showing off her awesomeness: [[spoiler:her Sonic Rainboom turns into a big, shiny beacon that alerts Tempest to the Mane Six's location after she'd been led on a wild goose chase by Capper.]]
Capper]].
** When Queen Novo [[spoiler:refuses to hand over the Pearl of Transformation to the Mane Six, and with her friends' poor track record of making sensible decisions, Twilight decides in desperation that her best course of action is to steal it right under everyone's noses. Unfortunately, this happens right as her friends actually manage to persuade Novo into letting them have it.]]it]].


* TentacleRope: [[spoiler:When Twilight tries to steal the Pearl of Transformation, she finds out the hard way it has quite the efficient anti-thief system, with jellyfish-like tentacles hopelessly entangling her before she can even touch the magic item.]]



* TentacleRope: When Twilight tries to steal the Pearl of Transformation, she finds out the hard way it has quite the efficient anti-thief system, with jellyfish-like tentacles hopelessly entangling her before she can even touch the magic item.


* BeamOWar: As the Storm King has gotten all the power he wants and [[spoiler:betray Tempest Shadow, trying to kill her with lightning, she defends herself with the unstable magic of her horn and the bolts briefly meet mid-point, causing a backlash that propel both of them backward]].

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* BeamOWar: As the Storm King has gotten all the power he wants and [[spoiler:betray [[spoiler:betrays Tempest Shadow, trying to kill her with lightning, she defends herself with the unstable magic of her horn and the bolts briefly meet mid-point, causing a backlash that propel propels both of them backward]].backwards]].



** When Twilight is drained of her magic by the Staff of Sacanas, her eyes appears momentarily grey, just as it happened when Tirek did the same thing in "Twilight's Kingdom – Part 2".

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** When Twilight is drained of her magic by the Staff of Sacanas, her eyes appears appear momentarily grey, just as it happened when Tirek did the same thing in "Twilight's Kingdom – Part 2".


** Party Favor, after his [[CompanionCube balloon animal named Brian]] is crushed by Tempest Shadow's airship.
** Twilight and Pinkie Pie in quick succession: [[spoiler:the former when she leaps the grab the Staff of Sacanas right as the Storm King does, and the latter when Twilight consequently is sucked into the Storm King's tornado]].

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** Party Favor, after his [[CompanionCube balloon animal named Brian]] is crushed by the ramp from Tempest Shadow's airship.
** Twilight and Pinkie Pie in quick succession: [[spoiler:the former when she leaps the to grab the Staff of Sacanas right as the Storm King does, and the latter when Twilight consequently is sucked into the Storm King's tornado]].

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