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Nightmare Fuel / My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic - Season 1

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Think a My Little Pony show can't be scary? Think again.

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    Friendship is Magic, Part 1 (aka, The Mare in the Moon) 

    Friendship is Magic, Part 2 (aka, The Elements of Harmony) 
  • In-universe example: the Everfree Forest. Ponyville is right next to a dark, unnatural forest filled with pony-eating monsters. In-universe, the forest is where nature runs wild, instead of ponies causing weather and seasons by hoof. Note that the nightmarish quality of the forest has been steadily toned down over subsequent seasons.

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  • The Cockatrice, another monster living next to Ponyville. And this one turns you to stone!
    • Fluttershy discovers the monster's abilities when she finds Twilight in the forest, turned to stone. The expression frozen on Twilight's horrified face shows that she had time to realize what was being done to her, too late.
    • The Cockatrice's roar, which sounds like a creepily distorted chicken squawk.

    Party of One 
  • Pinkie Pie temporarily going nuts in this episode was legitimately unsettling. She makes odd expressions and moves jerkily.
    • Pinkie was starting to hear voices in her head, and believing they were coming from inanimate objects, signs of schizophrenia (and Funny Schizophrenia is averted as much as possible on a kids show). After one day of being alone. Still not bad enough? The voices in her head were telling her that her friends were losers and she shouldn't speak to them ever again.
    • In addition, Pinkie notices that her imaginary friends are getting more and more mean-spirited towards her friends, and disagrees with them. Her own imagination is turning against her.


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