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* SugarWiki/AwesomeArt: Artist Andy Price does some of the most gorgeous covers, as well as consistently beautiful interior art. His love of classical popular culture also sees him adding in countless small shout-outs and details in the background, causing every panel to be a treat.


** One of the biggest complaints to Cosmos aside from being revealed to be TheManBehindTheMan for Discord, was that practically all of her villain tropes have already been done before by previous show and comic villains with less contrivances. Chaotic goddess related to Discord? Eris. [[GreaterScopeVillain Bigger bad]] turning out to be the man behind the man to a canon villain? Rabia. Assimilate others into a hive mind? Accord. Take out the Princesses easily? Sadly common. Throw the world into chaos? Show canon Discord. Sealed in a celestial body? Nightmare Moon. Betrayed and sealed away by her second in command? Tirek. Meanwhile the things that did make her unique (her crush on Discord, being an alien and the FusionDance) weren't given enough fleshing out to make her stand out, resulting in her being poorly received in general.

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** One of the biggest complaints to Cosmos aside from being revealed to be TheManBehindTheMan for Discord, was that practically all of her villain tropes have already been done before by previous show and comic villains with less contrivances. Chaotic goddess related to Discord? Eris. [[GreaterScopeVillain Bigger bad]] turning Turning out to be the man behind the man to a canon villain? villain?]] Rabia. Assimilate others into a hive mind? Accord. Take out the Princesses easily? Sadly common. Throw the world into chaos? Show canon Discord. Sealed in a celestial body? Nightmare Moon. Betrayed and sealed away by her second in command? Tirek. Meanwhile the things that did make her unique (her crush on Discord, being an alien and the FusionDance) weren't given enough fleshing out to make her stand out, resulting in her being poorly received in general.


** One of the biggest complaints to Cosmos aside from being revealed to be TheManBehindTheMan for Discord, was that practically all of her villain tropes have already been done before by previous show and comic villains with less contrivances. Chaotic goddess related to Discord? Eris. Bigger bad turning out to be the man behind the man to a canon villain? Rabia. Assimilate others into a hive mind? Accord. Take out the Princesses easily? Sadly common. Throw the world into chaos? Show canon Discord. Sealed in a celestial body? Nightmare Moon. Betrayed and sealed away by her second in command? Tirek. Meanwhile the things that did make her unique (her crush on Discord, being an alien and the FusionDance) weren't given enough fleshing out to make her stand out, resulting in her being poorly received in general.

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** One of the biggest complaints to Cosmos aside from being revealed to be TheManBehindTheMan for Discord, was that practically all of her villain tropes have already been done before by previous show and comic villains with less contrivances. Chaotic goddess related to Discord? Eris. [[GreaterScopeVillain Bigger bad bad]] turning out to be the man behind the man to a canon villain? Rabia. Assimilate others into a hive mind? Accord. Take out the Princesses easily? Sadly common. Throw the world into chaos? Show canon Discord. Sealed in a celestial body? Nightmare Moon. Betrayed and sealed away by her second in command? Tirek. Meanwhile the things that did make her unique (her crush on Discord, being an alien and the FusionDance) weren't given enough fleshing out to make her stand out, resulting in her being poorly received in general.



** Some feel that Manehatten Mysteries (#21-#22)could have stood to be longer to flesh out its story and the character interactions.

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** Some feel that Manehatten Mysteries (#21-#22)could (#21-#22) could have stood to be longer to flesh out its story and the character interactions.


** "Siege of the Crystal Empire" (issues 34 to 37) has also been getting this after Sombra made his return to the show in the season 9 premiere. It's generally agreed that, for all its flaws, the comics gave a far more interesting portrayal of Sombra than the GenericDoomsdayVillain he was ultimately portrayed as in that finale.

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** "Siege of the Crystal Empire" (issues 34 to 37) has also been getting this after Sombra made his return to the show in the season 9 premiere. It's generally agreed that, for all its flaws, the comics gave a far more interesting portrayal of Sombra than the GenericDoomsdayVillain BigBadWannabe CardCarryingVillain he was ultimately portrayed as in that finale.


* SnarkBait: The only reason many fans acknowledge the "Cattle Rustlers" and "The Root of the Problem" arcs are for the sake of ridiculing how poorly they turned out, [[FanonDiscontinuity they don't exist to them otherwise]].


* BadassDecay: Played with. While Chrysalis is still a powerful and ambitious schemer, the comics portray her as ''much'' more comical, and sometimes her antics can be downright silly: in "Siege of the Crystal Empire" for instance, she pouts and sticks her tongue out at Twilight, and later cheers excitedly when she overpowers her in a battle. This is in sharp contrast to the show, where whenever she appears she is a completely serious character whose sparse moments of comedy come from being a DeadpanSnarker. The result is that while her threat level remains high, she can be difficult to take as a serious threat sometimes. Ironically, starting with Season 8 the show would have her undergo SanitySlippage that ''would'' make her more comedic and bring her in-line with the comics.


* EightDeadlyWords: Between the [[CorruptCorporateExecutive purely unlikeable villain]], the Deers' hypocrisy squandering what sympathy they had, and the Ponies [[CantArgueWithElves failing to call the latter out]] or do anything useful on their own, many wrote off "Root of the Problem" by part 1. While the finale had [[DeusExMachina significant]] [[IdiotPlot criticisms]], it failed to cause the backlash the writers previous {{Story Arc}}s did, likely because readers had stopped caring one way or another.

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* EightDeadlyWords: Between the [[CorruptCorporateExecutive purely unlikeable villain]], the Deers' hypocrisy squandering what sympathy they had, and the Ponies [[CantArgueWithElves failing to call the latter out]] or do anything useful on their own, many wrote off "Root of the Problem" by part 1. While the finale had [[DeusExMachina significant]] [[IdiotPlot significant criticisms]], it failed to cause the backlash the writers previous {{Story Arc}}s did, likely because readers had stopped caring one way or another.


** "Chaos Theory," for its sheer {{Worf Effect}} on literally everypony [[note]]Including the [[WorldHealingWave Elements of Harmony]], [[BeyondTheImpossible of all things]]![[/note]] but [[BaseBreakingCharacter Starlight]]. ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E26ToWhereAndBackAgainPart2 Again.]]''

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** "Chaos Theory," for its sheer {{Worf Effect}} on literally everypony [[note]]Including the [[WorldHealingWave Elements of Harmony]], [[BeyondTheImpossible of all things]]![[/note]] no less]].[[/note]] but [[BaseBreakingCharacter Starlight]]. ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E26ToWhereAndBackAgainPart2 Again.]]''Starlight]] ('''''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E26ToWhereAndBackAgainPart2 again]]''''').



* {{Narm}}:
** In Issue #34, [[spoiler:when Radiant Hope uses a really powerful healing spell to revitalize King Sombra, that appears very intense and painful. However, it's hard to take it seriously when Sombra starts yelling "The pain!"]]
** #35 gives us another moment: [[spoiler:Sombra, upon learning that Hope stole the Crystal Heart so that he could return unharmed... runs up his underground staircase back to the Crystal Empire while giving the absolute cheesiest EvilLaugh ever, looking like a little kid who's pretending to be a LargeHam supervillain. However, [[MoodWhiplash he quickly begins reasserting himself as the]] ColdHam NoNonsenseNemesis [[MoodWhiplash that we know him as]].]]


** "Tempest's Tale" addresses Celestia and Luna's poor showing in TheMovie by having Tempest outright admit she would have lost in a straight up fight and that the TakenForGranite bombs are implied to have been made specifically to take them out.

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** "Tempest's Tale" addresses Celestia and Luna's poor showing in TheMovie by having Tempest outright admit she would have lost in a straight up fight and that the TakenForGranite bombs are implied to have been made specifically ''specifically to take them out.out ponies with their power level''.


** "Siege of the Crystal Empire" (issues 34 to 37) has also been getting this after Sombra made his return to the show in the season 9 premiere. It's generally agreed that, for all its flaws, the comics gave a far more interesting portrayal of Sombra than the GenericDoomsdayVillain he ultimately portrayed as in that finale.

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** "Siege of the Crystal Empire" (issues 34 to 37) has also been getting this after Sombra made his return to the show in the season 9 premiere. It's generally agreed that, for all its flaws, the comics gave a far more interesting portrayal of Sombra than the GenericDoomsdayVillain he was ultimately portrayed as in that finale.


** "Siege of the Crystal Empire" (issues 34 to 37) has also been getting this after Sombra made his return to the show in the season 9 premiere. It's generally agreed that, for all its flaws, the comics gave a far more interesting portrayal of Sombra than the GenericDoomsdayVillain he ultimately was in the show.

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** "Siege of the Crystal Empire" (issues 34 to 37) has also been getting this after Sombra made his return to the show in the season 9 premiere. It's generally agreed that, for all its flaws, the comics gave a far more interesting portrayal of Sombra than the GenericDoomsdayVillain he ultimately was portrayed as in the show.that finale.


* BadassDecay: Played with. While Chrysalis is still a powerful and ambitious schemer as in the show, the comics portray her as ''much'' more comical, and sometimes her antics can be downright silly: in "Siege of the Crystal Empire" for instance, she pouts and sticks her tongue out at Twilight, and later cheering excitedly when she overpowers her in a battle. This is in sharp contrast to the show, where whenever she appears she is a completely serious character whose sparse moments of comedy come from being a DeadpanSnarker. The result is that while her threat level remains high, she can be difficult to take as a serious threat sometimes. Considering her sorry state as of Season 8, this portrayal is [[VindicatedByHistory sorely missed by fans]] who want their badass bug queen back.

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* BadassDecay: Played with. While Chrysalis is still a powerful and ambitious schemer as in the show, schemer, the comics portray her as ''much'' more comical, and sometimes her antics can be downright silly: in "Siege of the Crystal Empire" for instance, she pouts and sticks her tongue out at Twilight, and later cheering cheers excitedly when she overpowers her in a battle. This is in sharp contrast to the show, where whenever she appears she is a completely serious character whose sparse moments of comedy come from being a DeadpanSnarker. The result is that while her threat level remains high, she can be difficult to take as a serious threat sometimes. Considering her sorry state as of Ironically, starting with Season 8, this portrayal is [[VindicatedByHistory sorely missed by fans]] who want their badass bug queen back.8 the show would have her undergo SanitySlippage that ''would'' make her more comedic and bring her in-line with the comics.


** "Siege of the Crystal Empire" (issues 34 to 37) has also been getting this after Sombra made his return to the show in the season 9 premiere. It's generally agreed that, for all its flaws, the comics gave us a far more interesting portrayal of Sombra than the GenericDoomsdayVillain he ultimately was in the show.

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** "Siege of the Crystal Empire" (issues 34 to 37) has also been getting this after Sombra made his return to the show in the season 9 premiere. It's generally agreed that, for all its flaws, the comics gave us a far more interesting portrayal of Sombra than the GenericDoomsdayVillain he ultimately was in the show.


* ItsShortSoItSucks: Many feel the real reason the Kelpie got of so absurdly easily in issue #23 is because there wasn't enough pages left in the story to deal with her better. The following issue, while lacking stand out criticism, wasn't long enough to give Discord's time-travel shenanigans what fans felt was justice.

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* ItsShortSoItSucks: Many ItsShortSoItSucks:
**Some feel that Manehatten Mysteries (#21-#22)could have stood to be longer to flesh out its story and the character interactions.
**Many
feel the real reason the Kelpie got of off so absurdly easily in issue #23 is because there wasn't enough pages left in the story to deal with her better. The following issue, while lacking stand out criticism, wasn't long enough to give Discord's time-travel shenanigans what fans felt was justice.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: When they were first coming out, the comics were given much praise for expansive world building, something that the show, especially at the time Season 3 started, was criticized for lacking. As both series went on and the show slowly stared incorporating more world and lore building, many newcomers to the comics find it hard to fully grasp what made the earlier stories so innovative at the time.

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