- Jossed: A common piece of fanon after Rainbow Rocks was that the Dazzlings would try to pull a HeelFace Turn, either collectively or individually. The music video short "Find the Magic" seemed to suggest this very thing. In this special, the Dazzlings make no such turn, are simply Brought Down to Normal and making a honest living while otherwise being just as cruel as ever. The regret they express for their past villainy is even solely because of the consequences it brought them, rather than any remorse for the "human scum" they hurt.
- Novelization First: It was adapted into a Gamebook, Make Your Own Magic The Starswirl Do-Over, that was released months before the special was.
- Short Run in Peru: This special aired in Mexico on June 26th, a month before its US release.
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