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  • Ascended Fanon: A Meta case, in that people often did human versions of the cast for fan-art, due to the difficult nature of art using ponies. Hasbro made an entire franchise where everyone is human.
  • Casting Gag: Rebecca Shoichet had been the singing voice for Twilight Sparkle since the very beginning of the series. Having her play Twilight's (then) Evil Counterpart cannot have been a coincidence.
  • Creator Backlash:
    • If these three tweets are any indication, Lauren Faust is not happy about the prototype doll line (though she hasn't said anything about the movie itself).
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    • According to an interview with her husband Craig McCracken Lauren "isn't the biggest fan" of Equestria Girls, and implies that if Hasbro's other executive meddling didn't influence her departure from the show, this probably would have.
  • Cut Song:
  • Direct-to-Video: In non-US markets worldwide, the movie will premiere on DVD.
  • Edited for Syndication: The Hub priemere trimmed down certain parts, Most notably the Trixie peanut butter crackers scene, "This Strange World", and the Crusaders and Cheerilee library scene.
  • Executive Meddling: Surprisingly averted, despite what some of the fans would have you believe. Other than being told to "make a movie where the ponies are girls in high school", the cast and crew were pretty much given free reign to do whatever they wanted with it.
  • Fan Nickname:
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    • Flash Sentry, upon his initial reveal in the trailers, had been christened "Brad", in honor of this silly parody video made shortly after the first leak. Meghan McCarthy replied in a tweet about the Brad name, humorously suggesting that his real name was "Dreamy Cutebottom", which has also stuck as a fan name.
    • Sunset Satan for Sunset Shimmer's demonic One-Winged Angel form.
    • Playing off the "Mane Six" of the original main cast, the human counterparts have The Humane Five/Six/Seven. Five refers to the five human-world counterparts from the first movie, Humane Six is them plus Pony Twilight or Sunset depending on context, and Humane Seven is the five plus Sunset and either Twilight, depending on the movie. Humane Eight has also jokingly been used to refer to the Humane 7 cast(With Human Twi) plus Sunset. (It's never been used to refer to group including both Twilights, presumably as they only have one tiny scene together as the stinger)
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    • As with the Background Ponies in the main series, there are a wide variety of nameless students at Canterlot High that fans have taken the effort to name. This page lists the generally accepted names for most of the characters.
  • Follow the Leader: The new IP seems to be trying to compete with Mattel's Monster High and other successful "alternative" doll lines.
  • God Never Said That: There hasn't been an official statement that Equestria Girls is in Canon Discontinuity or an Alternate Continuity, nor that the movie will have no bearing on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Here's what has been officially stated:
    • By staff:
      • Season 4 of MLPFiM is FiM and not Equestria Girls which is separate, according to Meghan McCarthy.
      • It's new but still an extension of their mythology, according to Meghan McCarthy.
      • The Season 4 premiere of MLP will be a new story rather than EqG in episode format, according to Meghan McCarthy and Michael Vogel.
      • MLP season 4 is all pony, according to Meghan McCarthy.
      • Flash Sentry is not a character in MLP:FiM season 4, according to Meghan McCarthy. There is a pony counterpart of Flash Sentry (and credited as such) in the Season 4 finale, but given the nature of alternate universes, is not the same character Twilight had a crush on when human.
      • EG takes place before S4, according to Meghan McCarthy.
    • According to a tweet by Meghan McCarthy, Equestria Girls is considered canon to the series/franchise, but otherwise doesn't have any real bearing on Season 4.
    • By others:
      • Equestria Girls is a completely separate show that will have no bearing on Friendship Is Magic, according to the editor of Kidscreen (the February/March 2013 issue of which announced Equestria Girls as a series rather than as a movie).
      • Of course, it looks like the movie is the pilot to a possible series. Indeed, Hasbro has contracted out an annual Equestria Girls comic to IDW Publishing.
  • I Knew It!:
    • Sunset Shimmer or a human expy of her appearing and being an antagonist. Many fans guessed that she would appear because of her toy being grouped with the other main cast and her toy bio having her be connected to Princess Celestia.
    • Flash Sentry and Twilight Sparkle having a crush on each other, even though this isn't touched on much.
  • Jossed: Funnily enough, Sunset Shimmer's appearance here josses a few major theories about her as well, mainly the ones that she was A) Twilight's replacement in Season 4, B) A new Mane Cast member, or C) A badass luchador (her toy came with a Cool Mask). For now, anyways.
  • Lying Creator: Fans were sent into confusion when Sunset Shimmer's toy was released, with a description of a suspicious impact on canon, compared to other toys' at least. When questioned, Meghan McCarthy said that she didn't know what her questioner was referring to and that she wasn't being secretive or evasive. She also said that she's not a part of a Season 4 plot, because she's a part of the movie instead. Then Shimmer turned out to be the antagonist of Equestria Girls, The Movie, making the former Blatant Lies. Although in the first tweet, she could have been referring to the freak out when she said she didn't know what her questioner was talking about.
  • Milestone Celebration: This movie, along with "Magical Mystery Cure", was released during the 30th anniversary of the My Little Pony franchise.
  • No Dub for You: When Japan did get the Equestria Girls movies, none of the songs were dubbed at all.
  • No Export for You: Some countries, such as Japan, did not get this on DVD, as they haven't gone past Season 3 of the parent show at the time this film was released.
  • The Wiki Rule: Besides the franchise having its own page in the Friendship is Magic wiki, there's also a dedicated one: The Equestria Girls Wiki, which could use some help.
  • Word of Saint Paul:
    • According to it, the majority of the background students aren't based off any previous background-filling ponies like Lyra from the original show. Instead, the students are original characters which quote, "is great news for fan-artists". Ponies like DJ Pon-3 on the other hand, have human counterparts as they are considered secondary characters and not "Background Ponies" used commonly to the fill the background via cloning.
    • As mentioned under All There in the Script, it is confirmed that the unnamed girl who competed against Sunset Shimmer for Princess of the Spring Fling was Rarity, though a few lines were left in that imply it was her.

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