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  • Adaptational Context Change: After Gloriosa transforms and attacks the camp, Fluttershy asks what they're going to do, and Rainbow Dash says "What we always do, save the day." In the film, she says it excitedly, but in the novelization she's stated to say it in a melancholic manner ("glumly").
  • Ascended Fanon: Ever since Sunset first ponied up in Rainbow Rocks and added a seventh color to the rainbow representing the Mane Six, people have been going wild with theories about Sunset's potential Element — Forgiveness and Empathy being the two most common, with Meghan McCarthy note  hinting towards Empathy during a panel. With this movie giving Sunset the powers of an Empath and her own colored magical gemstone to go with the other six, the latter seems to be now confirmed. The Director of the movie, Ishi Rudell, also went on to even spell it out as Empathy.
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    • In one scene Principal Celestia is speaking off screen, but the closed captions read "Princess Celestia."
    • In the mess hall scene, Applejack is seen with her hat on in one shot despite having lost it in the lake earlier. Next scene, Gloriosa Daisy comes in and gives Applejack a new hat.
  • Creator's Favorite Episode: This film's is Director Ishi Rudell's favorite.
  • Deleted Scene: The co-director of the film notes that a few minor gags (and a few other things) got the axe during development in order to meet the 72 minute runtime. In particular, a brief scene with Lyra and Bon Bon.
  • Development Gag: The two owls that land on Fluttershy when she discovers her power are early rejected designs for Owlowiscious.
  • Direct-to-Video: The film made its American debut on Netflix October 1, 2016.
  • Edited for Syndication: Also confirmed by the co-director; the film has a "broadcast cut" much like its predecessors. Scenes cut include:
    • Sunset's "People that chipper make me nervous" bit.
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    • Pinkie's antics with her lantern.
    • Sunset reading Pinkie's mind via her Touch Telepathy.
    • The fully-animated closing credits and song (replaced with the standard black background and instrumentals).
    • The stinger with Pinkie accidentally destroying the dock with her magic.
  • I Knew It!:
    • Many fans had correctly predicted that Human Twilight would suffer nightmares about Midnight Sparkle. And while it's only given a passing reference in the novelization, Sunset Shimmer also suffered from nightmares after what happened at the Fall Formal, which is/was commonly theorized ever since the first film's release.
    • Fans noticed that the brief glimpses of Gaea Everfree in trailers showed her wearing footwear similar to Gloriosa's. Coupled with the fact that Gloriosa is wearing a rather conspicuous necklace with five gemstones colored the signature colors of the Mane Six sans Twilight, many fans put two and two together and guessed Gloriosa was Gaea Everfree, using Equestrian magic fueled by the crystals that were somehow connected to the Humane Seven. They were right.
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  • Invisible Advertising: While the movie was promoted just fine and did well, the toys got little to no advertising by Hasbro; not even small promotional videos or online-only material, let alone an actual TV commercial. Meanwhile, the Equestria Girls Minis dolls — which have been selling very well — get all the focus to the detriment of the main doll line. Some have speculated the Minis are the reason for the downfall and eventual discontinuation of the full sized Equestria Girls dolls; something that appears to be confirmed, with only the Minis making an appearance at the New York Toy Fair 2017 and being the only Equestria Girls products described for 2017.
  • Non-Singing Voice: Enid-Raye Adams voices Gloriosa Daisy/ Gaia Everfree while her singing is done by Kelly Metzger.
  • Novelization First: Unlike the previous three movies, the novelization was released (officially; it actually got leaked a few days prior) on September 6 — just five days of being released an exact month before the (American Netflix) premiere.
  • Short Run in Peru: The movie was released on September 24th in Brazil, a week before its Netflix debut. And with a SAP track in English. Cue the upload to YouTube by morning on the 25th — and the inevitable takedown. It also bears mentioning that it wasn't Edited for Syndication.
  • Spoiled by the Merchandise:
    • Much like its predecessor, some details of the movie were revealed at the New York Toy Fair 2016: at least Rainbow Dash, Twilight Sparkle and Sunset Shimmernote  grow crystal wings when they pony up, at the end of the film they're celebrating the Crystal Gala at the Crystal Cave and Rarity gets to do a fashion show at the camp.
    • A more minor example, since it was eventually revealed by the official trailer anyway, but one of the earlier synopsis of the film (part of the product descriptions for the toyline) hint to the girls' new magical powers long before they were formally revealed.
  • Talking to Herself: That's usual for Ashleigh Ball (voicing Rainbow Dash and Applejack) and Andrea Libman (voicing Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy), but now Tara Strong is joining them by voicing both Twilight Sparkle and Midnight Sparkle, who have several scenes together.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • The film, unlike its two immediate predecessors, didn't feature a set of shorts that would lead to it, causing speculation that it was meant to have shorts but that they had been cancelled. This was never the case; instead of shorts, the TV Special "Dance Magic" — released and taking place after this film — was intended to take place before the events of Legend of Everfree, with the plot of the girls raising cash to go to Camp Everfree.
    • The DVD Commentary also reveals that earlier drafts had Gloriosa's magical powers cover many aspects of nature (such as controlling the wind, as an example); it was eventually toned down to be exclusive control over plants. A hint of this unused concept remains in the novelization: the boat crashes against the dock because Gloriosa conjured a gust of wind (in the film, it's because she pushed it with vines).
    • The Shadowbolts (except, it seems, Indigo Zap) were apparently intended to return, as concept art of the film's doll line has some rough design ideas for Sour Sweet, Sugarcoat (both "Boho" and "Geometric" styles), Lemon Zest and Sunny Flare (only "Geometric"). At which point they got axed is hard to tell, but it seems to have been fairly early in the production of the dolls.
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