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Comic Book / My Little Pony: Feats of Friendship

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Hey, you didn't think The Young Six would miss out on their own comic tie in, did ya?

Come one, come all, to the School of Friendship's very first sporting event-the Feats of Friendship! As Sandbar, Smolder, Gallus, Ocellus, Yona, and Silverstream prepare for the new competition, they realize they're going to need one more pony to round out their team. Enter Swift Foot, a mysterious new exchange student! But will she help strengthen the Young Six's bonds of friendship-or just drive them apart? Jealousy threatens our favorite youngsters in this brand-new miniseries!

Feats of Friendship is the eighth spin-off series in the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic comic series, replacing Spirit of the Forest series.

Notable for being written by Ian Flynn (Writer for the Sonic the Hedgehog comic books.)


This series provides examples of these tropes (for more, please also visit the character guide):

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    Issue # 1 
Written by Ian Flynn

  • Breaking the Fellowship: Swift Foot manages to divide the Young Six by pointing out their disadvantages.
  • Condescending Compassion: Swift Foot uses this to drive a wedge between the Young Six, claiming that the cultures of the non-pony members aren't given the proper respect, and that Sandbar is being forced to put his friends ahead of himself.
  • Fantastic Racism: Swift Foot doesn't think much of non-pony species, dismissing the rest of the Young Six in their first meeting to talk to Sandbar.
  • Love at First Sight: Sandbar falls head over heels for Swift Foot the instant she steps into the classroom.
  • Wham Line: At the end.
    Swift Foot: I'm calling to report, father. I'm in.
  • Wham Shot: At the end Swift Foot pulls off the cutie mark sticker on her flank, revealing an emblem of sorts. Who it signifies, we don't know yet, but it's clearly someone malicious.

    Issue # 2 
Written by Ian Flynn

  • Accidental Hero: Swift Foot ends up unintentionally winning the first event for her team while running from a wild Orthrus.
  • Continuity Nod: Ocellus transforms into a Cyclops-clops, one of the fictional creatures from the "Out of the Shadows" storyline.
  • Downer Ending: The issue ends with the Young Six arguing heavily, and Swift Foot gloating over her victory.
  • Egopolis: King Thrace, upon seemingly being left out as the other pony tribes united, created his own civilization on an island, naming the island "Thrace", and his tribe "Thracians".
    Swift Foot: In retrospect, he wasn't very creative at naming things.
  • The Leader: After Swift Foot's false flattery in the previous issue, Gallus tries to take charge of the team, but Swift Foot's other machinations means they barely listen to him.
  • Reality Ensues: Swift Foot is shocked to see the Young Six sitting together at the opening ceremonies, despite her prior manipulations of them. Despite their resentful feelings, the Young Six are close enough friends that they can put those emotions aside and rekindle their friendship (and because they want to make Twilight proud).
  • Start My Own: After King Thrace seemingly found himself left out of the three tribes coming together for the first Hearth's Warming, he decided to form his own kingdom.
  • Summon Bigger Fish: In order to contain the Chimera in the third event, Sandbar forces Ocellus to turn into a Cyclops-clops.
  • Virtue Is Weakness: Swift Foot (and the Thracians as a whole) considers friendship to be a "vile lie" and a "weakness", which she hopes to expose by ruining the Feats of friendship.
  • Wham Line: These thoughts after the recounting of how the three pony tribes united.
    Swift Foot: While forgetting the fourth tribe that was there that day.

    Issue # 3 
Written by Ian Flynn

  • Big Sister Bully: Preview images showed that Swift Foot had two sisters who weren't very nice to her. Purposefully not telling her that their father had summoned her for a mission until it was late in the day, getting her into trouble as a result.
  • The Reveal: Swift Foot is revealed to be a princess and daughter of Diomedes, the new king of the Thracians.

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