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* RootingForTheEmpire: The Dazzlings have an ample amount of fans rooting for them to win, mainly because many fans perceive their songs to be just plain better than those of the Rainbooms. Though many of said fans seitched to the Rainbooms side once Sunset Shimmer took the mic, as that moment would be the apex of her HeelFaceTurn. Them not returning until five years later in ''Sunset's Backstage Pass'' only fueled this sentiment for a lot of fans.

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* RootingForTheEmpire: The Dazzlings have an ample amount of fans rooting for them to win, mainly because many fans perceive despite their songs to be just plain better than those [[TakeOverTheWorld world domination]] goal. It stems from EvilIsCool and EvilIsSexy tropes, which the Dazzlings exploit for all they're worth (being {{Enthralling Siren}}s and all). Other factors include [[BigBad the leader of the Rainbooms. Though group]] being one of the most effective antagonists in the franchise, another member is a hilarious, adorable [[TheDitz ditz]] comparable to Pinkie Pie, many of said fans seitched people think [[VillainSong their songs]] are by far superior to the Rainbooms side once Sunset Shimmer took main characters', they are only the mic, as that moment second villains in the franchise to have a battle scene (Tirek was the first), firmly cementing the EvilIsCool factor, and the ''Equestria Girls'' series is polarizing in the first place, so some would be rather have the apex villains win instead of her HeelFaceTurn. Them not returning until five years later in ''Sunset's Backstage Pass'' only fueled this sentiment for a lot of fans.the heroes.



** ''Rainbow Rocks'' was such a success with the fandom the following film, '' Friendship Games '', had some lofty expectations to look at. And everything after that was frequently judged against ''Rainbow Rocks'' as well.

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** Once ''Rainbow Rocks'' was such proved itself a success with SurprisinglyImprovedSequel, it became the fandom the standard to which all following film, '' Friendship Games '', had some lofty expectations to look at. And everything after ''Equestria Girls'' media would be compared. While most subsequent films and specials have been well received in their own right, general consensus is that was frequently judged against ''Rainbow Rocks'' is the high point of the franchise, with only ''Friendship Games'' and ''Forgotten Friendship'' coming close.
** The Dazzlings/The Sirens gave us a trio of antagonists who were charismatic, funny, villainously competent, and had great songs and designs. Barring Sunset and Twilight, who have reformed and joined the central cast, no other ''Equestria Girls'' villain comes close to the Sirens for popularity. They even became {{Breakout Character}}s that crossed into the main continuity
as well.enemies who fought the Pillars of Equestria.
** Sunset Shimmer's redemption arc and promotion to protagonist of the ''Equestria Girls'' series ended up setting up this trope to Starlight Glimmer, who similarly started as a villain that went through a redemption arc and joined the cast as a supporting character.


* GrowingTheBeard: ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' caused significant fan backlash due to it's premise and rather cliche story, and for its underwhelming antagonist. This film, however, has better oacing, more believable Character Development, more threatening and entertaining villains, and it managed to turn said underwhelming antagonist mentioned above into the most loveable character in the franchise.

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* GrowingTheBeard: ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' caused significant fan backlash due to it's by premise and rather cliche alone, with the final product being viewed as SoOkayItsAverage by the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic parent series]]'s high standard, not leaving much reason to care. ''Rainbow Rocks'' gave reason, with engaging story, songs, action and characters both new and returning, and [[AuthorsSavingThrow atones for its underwhelming antagonist. the first movie's faults]]. This film, however, has better oacing, more believable Character Development, more threatening was to the EG series what FIM was to MLP, leaving fans excited to [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames future prospects]].
* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: Rebecca Shoichet was previously only known as Tara Strong's singing double for the parent series,
and entertaining villains, her role as Sunset in the previous film didn't really give her that much to do (other than yell and it managed to turn said underwhelming antagonist mentioned above be mean). Here she turns Sunset into the most loveable a very layered and conflicted character - amping up her status as TheWoobie. She also really brings it in the franchise.climax, where she gives Sunset a distinct singing voice from Twilight - and is essentially dueting with herself!


* GrowingTheBeard: ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' caused significant fan backlash by premise alone, with the final product being viewed as SoOkayItsAverage by the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic parent series]]'s high standard, not leaving much reason to care. ''Rainbow Rocks'' gave reason, with engaging story, songs, action and characters both new and returning, and [[AuthorsSavingThrow atones for the first movie's faults]]. This was to the EG series what FIM was to MLP, leaving fans excited to [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames future prospects]].
* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: Rebecca Shoichet was previously only known as Tara Strong's singing double for the parent series, and her role as Sunset in the previous film didn't really give her that much to do (other than yell and be mean). Here she turns Sunset into a very layered and conflicted character - amping up her status as TheWoobie. She also really brings it in the climax, where she gives Sunset a distinct singing voice from Twilight - and is essentially dueting with herself!

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* GrowingTheBeard: ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' caused significant fan backlash by due to it's premise alone, with the final product being viewed as SoOkayItsAverage by the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic parent series]]'s high standard, not leaving much reason to care. ''Rainbow Rocks'' gave reason, with engaging and rather cliche story, songs, action and characters both new and returning, and [[AuthorsSavingThrow atones for the first movie's faults]]. its underwhelming antagonist. This was to the EG series what FIM was to MLP, leaving fans excited to [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames future prospects]].
* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: Rebecca Shoichet was previously only known as Tara Strong's singing double for the parent series,
film, however, has better oacing, more believable Character Development, more threatening and her role as Sunset in the previous film didn't really give her that much to do (other than yell entertaining villains, and be mean). Here she turns Sunset it managed to turn said underwhelming antagonist mentioned above into a very layered and conflicted the most loveable character - amping up her status as TheWoobie. She also really brings it in the climax, where she gives Sunset a distinct singing voice from Twilight - and is essentially dueting with herself!franchise.



* RootingForTheEmpire: The Dazzlings have an ample amount of fans rooting for them to win, despite their [[TakeOverTheWorld world domination]] goal. It stems from EvilIsCool and EvilIsSexy tropes, which the Dazzlings exploit for all they're worth (being {{Enthralling Siren}}s and all). Other factors include [[BigBad the leader of the group]] being one of the most effective antagonists in the franchise, another member is a hilarious, adorable [[TheDitz ditz]] comparable to Pinkie Pie, many people think [[VillainSong their songs]] are by far superior to the main characters', they are only the second villains in the franchise to have a battle scene (Tirek was the first), firmly cementing the EvilIsCool factor, and the ''Equestria Girls'' series is polarizing in the first place, so some would rather have the villains win instead of the heroes.

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* RootingForTheEmpire: The Dazzlings have an ample amount of fans rooting for them to win, despite mainly because many fans perceive their [[TakeOverTheWorld world domination]] goal. It stems from EvilIsCool and EvilIsSexy tropes, which the Dazzlings exploit for all they're worth (being {{Enthralling Siren}}s and all). Other factors include [[BigBad the leader songs to be just plain better than those of the group]] being one of the most effective antagonists in the franchise, another member is a hilarious, adorable [[TheDitz ditz]] comparable to Pinkie Pie, Rainbooms. Though many people think [[VillainSong their songs]] are by far superior of said fans seitched to the main characters', they are only Rainbooms side once Sunset Shimmer took the second villains in the franchise to have a battle scene (Tirek was the first), firmly cementing the EvilIsCool factor, and the ''Equestria Girls'' series is polarizing in the first place, so some mic, as that moment would rather have be the villains win instead apex of the heroes.her HeelFaceTurn. Them not returning until five years later in ''Sunset's Backstage Pass'' only fueled this sentiment for a lot of fans.



** Once ''Rainbow Rocks'' proved itself a SurprisinglyImprovedSequel, it became the standard to which all following ''Equestria Girls'' media would be compared. While most subsequent films and specials have been well received in their own right, general consensus is that ''Rainbow Rocks'' is the high point of the franchise, with only ''Friendship Games'' and ''Forgotten Friendship'' coming close.
** The Dazzlings/The Sirens gave us a trio of antagonists who were charismatic, funny, villainously competent, and had great songs and designs. Barring Sunset and Twilight, who have reformed and joined the central cast, no other ''Equestria Girls'' villain comes close to the Sirens for popularity. They even became {{Breakout Character}}s that crossed into the main continuity as enemies who fought the Pillars of Equestria.
** Sunset Shimmer's redemption arc and promotion to protagonist of the ''Equestria Girls'' series ended up setting up this trope to Starlight Glimmer, who similarly started as a villain that went through a redemption arc and joined the cast as a supporting character. The {{Flame War}}s of which of them did it better tend to be heated ones.
* UnintentionallySympathetic: A major factor to Sonata's popularity. The writers made her so likable as a comedic relief character that it becomes hard to dislike her as a villain, in contrast to the more traditionally evil Adagio and the apathetic Aria. It helps that she never does any intentionally cruel actions by herself, making it a bit too easy to assume she's only following the examples of Adagio and Aria.

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** Once ''Rainbow Rocks'' proved itself was such a SurprisinglyImprovedSequel, it became success with the standard to which all fandom the following ''Equestria Girls'' media would be compared. While most subsequent films and specials have been well received in their own right, general consensus is film, '' Friendship Games '', had some lofty expectations to look at. And everything after that was frequently judged against ''Rainbow Rocks'' is the high point of the franchise, with only ''Friendship Games'' and ''Forgotten Friendship'' coming close.
** The Dazzlings/The Sirens gave us a trio of antagonists who were charismatic, funny, villainously competent, and had great songs and designs. Barring Sunset and Twilight, who have reformed and joined the central cast, no other ''Equestria Girls'' villain comes close to the Sirens for popularity. They even became {{Breakout Character}}s that crossed into the main continuity
as enemies who fought the Pillars of Equestria.
** Sunset Shimmer's redemption arc and promotion to protagonist of the ''Equestria Girls'' series ended up setting up this trope to Starlight Glimmer, who similarly started as a villain that went through a redemption arc and joined the cast as a supporting character. The {{Flame War}}s of which of them did it better tend to be heated ones.
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* UnintentionallySympathetic: A major factor to reason for Sonata's popularity. The writers made her so likable as a comedic relief character that it becomes hard to dislike her as a villain, in contrast to the more traditionally evil Adagio and the apathetic Aria. It helps that she never does any intentionally cruel actions by herself, making it a bit too easy to assume she's only following the examples of Adagio and Aria.



** The introduction of the Dazzlings seems to have also been well accepted. While the first film had Sunset Shimmer as your typical AlphaBitch, these villains are clearly using evil magic on the students of Canterlot High and are that much more threatening for it.
** Fans have been opening up to the newly reformed Sunset Shimmer now that they not only see that her redemption is shown to be sincere, but that she would have to struggle with the ramifications of her actions in the previous movie.
** For those that didn't like the AntiClimaxBoss in the first film, [[spoiler:the ''epic'' battle with the Dazzlings at the end]] will likely do this.

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** The introduction of last movie wasn't bad, but it did divide the Dazzlings seems fandom due to have also been well accepted. While using rather cliche High School tropes, which included the first film had main antagonist Sunset Shimmer as your typical Shimmer, who was a stereotypical AlphaBitch, these but this movie won over a good chunk of fans due to introducing more supernatural aspects, and for so introfucing more memorable villains are clearly using evil magic on the students of Canterlot High and are that much more threatening for it.
** Fans have been opening up to the newly reformed Sunset Shimmer now that they not only see that her redemption is shown to be sincere, but that she would have to struggle with the ramifications of her actions
in the previous movie.
** For those that didn't like the AntiClimaxBoss in the first film, [[spoiler:the ''epic'' battle with the Dazzlings at the end]] will likely do this.
The Dazzlings/Sirens.


* GrowingTheBeard: ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' caused significant fan backlash [[AudienceAlienatingPremise by premise alone]], with the final product being viewed as SoOkayItsAverage by the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic parent series]]'s high standard, not leaving much reason to care. ''Rainbow Rocks'' gave reason, with engaging story, songs, action and characters both new and returning, and [[AuthorsSavingThrow atones for the first movie's faults]]. This was to the EG series what FIM was to MLP, leaving fans excited to [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames future prospects]].

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* GrowingTheBeard: ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' caused significant fan backlash [[AudienceAlienatingPremise by premise alone]], alone, with the final product being viewed as SoOkayItsAverage by the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic parent series]]'s high standard, not leaving much reason to care. ''Rainbow Rocks'' gave reason, with engaging story, songs, action and characters both new and returning, and [[AuthorsSavingThrow atones for the first movie's faults]]. This was to the EG series what FIM was to MLP, leaving fans excited to [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames future prospects]].



** For those that didn't like what they saw as an AntiClimax in the first film, [[spoiler:the ''epic'' battle with the Dazzlings at the end]] will likely do this.

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** For those that didn't like what they saw as an AntiClimax the AntiClimaxBoss in the first film, [[spoiler:the ''epic'' battle with the Dazzlings at the end]] will likely do this.


* MagnificentBitch: Adagio Dazzle is the leader of the [[EnthrallingSiren Sirens]] and the brains behind everything they do. When they realize Equestrian magic has been brought into this world, Adagio plays a game of XanatosSpeedChess to locate the source of the magic in the Rainbooms and enflare tensions between them to make them fighting, letting the Sirens absorb their magic and regain their full powers. She balances this with using their singing to drive the school into a competitive frenzy, generating more and more energy for them to feed on while they await the Rainbooms giving into fighting. Along the way, save for frustration at her sisters [[TheDitz Sonata]] and [[GrumpyBear Aria]], Adagio stays calm, confident, in-control, and always ready to twist an unexpected turn of events to their favor.


* FanPreferredCouple: Sunset×Twilight a.k.a. [[PortmanteauCoupleName "Sunlight"]], was quite popular after the first movie, but got even more so after this one thanks to all the bonding they got. A lot of fans find their RomanticTwoGirlFriendship much more interesting than Twilight's barely there romance with Flash Sentry.

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* FanPreferredCouple: Sunset×Twilight a.k.a. [[PortmanteauCoupleName "Sunlight"]], "Sun]][[{{Pun}} light"]], was quite popular after the first movie, but got even more so after this one thanks to all the bonding they got. A lot of fans find their RomanticTwoGirlFriendship much more interesting than Twilight's barely there romance with Flash Sentry.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Sonata Dusk. Yes, even for a villain, she gives off this vibe due to her ditziness, friendliness, and all-around cutesy nature. Of course, she still helps her friends carry out their EvilPlan, but she's still [[AffablyEvil Adorkably Evil]].


** Sunset [[spoiler:removing her jacket]] has gone memetic too, with comparisons to ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''.

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** Sunset [[spoiler:removing her jacket]] has gone memetic too, with comparisons to ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''.''WesternAnimation/Frozen2013''.


** Sunset Shimmer's redemption arc and promotion to protagonist of the ''Equestria Girls'' series ended up setting up this trope to Starlight Glimmer, who similarly started as a villain that went through a redemption arc and joined the cast as a supporting character. The {{Flame War}}s of which of them did it better tend to be heated ones, and [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment let's leave it at that]].

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** Sunset Shimmer's redemption arc and promotion to protagonist of the ''Equestria Girls'' series ended up setting up this trope to Starlight Glimmer, who similarly started as a villain that went through a redemption arc and joined the cast as a supporting character. The {{Flame War}}s of which of them did it better tend to be heated ones, and [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment let's leave it at that]].ones.


** Trixie's song, a borderline BoastfulRap about how great she is. Considering she's one of the most prominent {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s of the franchise, part of the fandom is nodding in agreement with the lyrics.

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** Trixie's song, song "Tricks Up My Sleeve" is a borderline BoastfulRap about how great she is. Considering she's one of the most prominent {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s of the franchise, part of and this is the fandom is first time fans heard Trixie sing, some of them are happily nodding in agreement with the lyrics.


** Holy buck, did [[spoiler:Octavia]] just ''[[SuddenlyVoiced speak]]''?

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** Holy buck, did [[spoiler:Octavia]] just ''[[SuddenlyVoiced ''[[SuddenlySpeaking speak]]''?

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** The Dazzlings sing two different songs about just how great their singing is. [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic They don't disappoint.]]


* FountainOfMemes: Sonata's facial expressions, dialogue, and [[TheDitz general personality]] gave the fandom plenty of ammunition for more memes -- "for realizies" became her CatchPhase, tacos are her TrademarkFavoriteFood (and according, there are memes of her and [[Blog/AskFlufflePuff Fluffle Puff]], who has the same obsession), and her blank-eyed stares in several scenes provided plenty of screencaps to turn into macros and reaction images.

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* FountainOfMemes: Sonata's facial expressions, dialogue, and [[TheDitz general personality]] gave the fandom plenty of ammunition for more memes -- "for realizies" became her CatchPhase, CatchPhrase, tacos are her TrademarkFavoriteFood (and according, there are memes of her and [[Blog/AskFlufflePuff Fluffle Puff]], who has the same obsession), and her blank-eyed stares in several scenes provided plenty of screencaps to turn into macros and reaction images.


* FountainOfMemes: Sonata's facial expressions, dialogue, and [[TheDitz general personality]] have given the fandom plenty of ammunition for more memes, and it hasn't been wasted. Her blank-eyed stares in several scenes have provided fodder for image macros, "for realzies" is now her CatchPhrase, and tacos are rapidly becoming her TrademarkFavoriteFood in the same vein as Derpy and muffins. And accordingly there are images of her with [[Blog/AskFlufflePuff Fluffle Puff]] (who has had a taco obsession since long before this movie happened).

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* FountainOfMemes: Sonata's facial expressions, dialogue, and [[TheDitz general personality]] have given gave the fandom plenty of ammunition for more memes, memes -- "for realizies" became her CatchPhase, tacos are her TrademarkFavoriteFood (and according, there are memes of her and it hasn't been wasted. Her [[Blog/AskFlufflePuff Fluffle Puff]], who has the same obsession), and her blank-eyed stares in several scenes have provided fodder for image macros, "for realzies" is now her CatchPhrase, plenty of screencaps to turn into macros and tacos are rapidly becoming her TrademarkFavoriteFood in the same vein as Derpy and muffins. And accordingly there are images of her with [[Blog/AskFlufflePuff Fluffle Puff]] (who has had a taco obsession since long before this movie happened).reaction images.


** Once ''Rainbow Rocks'' proved itself a SurprisinglyImprovedSequel, it set the bar against which all following ''Equestria Girls'' media would be measured. While most subsequent films and specials have been well received in their own right, general consensus is that ''Rainbow Rocks'' is still the high point of the franchise.

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** Once ''Rainbow Rocks'' proved itself a SurprisinglyImprovedSequel, it set became the bar against standard to which all following ''Equestria Girls'' media would be measured. compared. While most subsequent films and specials have been well received in their own right, general consensus is that ''Rainbow Rocks'' is still the high point of the franchise.franchise, with only ''Friendship Games'' and ''Forgotten Friendship'' coming close.

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