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Spike is The Chessmaster in this comic series
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An ongoing Fan Webcomic made by Pony-Berserker based off My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Age (In)appropriate follows Spike's misadventures as he tries to undermine every stallion Rarity shows interest in through a series of increasingly extreme means.

The comic's first page can be found here. Ironically, the first page is titled Age Appropriate. Subsequent pages are given the proper Age (In)appropriate handle.


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Age (In)appropriate provides examples of:

  • Accidental Murder: Twist gets accidentally killed by Spike who tried to kill Big Mac at that moment.
  • Bait-and-Switch: Readers are shown an effigy that makes them think that Spike actually skinned Caramel while it's later revealed that it's just a costume that looks like Caramel, and the real Caramel is hidden IN the costume.
  • Darker and Edgier: The original My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is rated TV-Y, while this fan comic is barely managing to stay within PG-rated area while also pushing its boundaries as it revolves around Spike's attempted murders of Rarity's dates.
  • Flanderization: Almost all characters that appear in the comic are heavily flanderized when compared to their canon counterparts. For example, Spike's crush on Rarity is turned into a psychopatic obsessission over her. Sweetie Belle, usually The Ditz in the series, is shown as way more more gullible than her usual self and not especially bright or perceptive. Rarity is desperately trying to find a mate, unlike her canon counterpart who simply seems to enjoy flirting and being a center of stallions' attention.
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  • Green-Eyed Monster: Literally, in this case. Spike's actions are driven chiefly by his jealous obsession with Rarity.
  • Pedo Hunt: Exploited. Spike gets rid of Thunderlane by telling Sweetie Belle that he feels "lust" for her and that lust is what ponies feel when they like each other; Sweetie asks Thunderlane if he likes her, Thunderlane answers yes, Sweetie happily tells her friends that Thunderlane feels lust towards her, and in short order Thunderlane is sent to prison.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Played with. When Luna tries to conceal unconscious Twilight, she puts a lampshade on her head and pretends it's a lamp she bought at a flea market. Celestia rolls with it but it's later revealed she was fully aware it was actually Twilight, not a lamp, and she accepted the lamp as a gift just to take Twilight away from whatever Luna was doing to her
  • Police are Useless: To the point where one police pony actually helps Spike to carry Caramel in a bag and throw him off the cliff because the police pony tried to help Spike who basically ordered him around to commit his crime
  • To Be Continued: Every page ends with one.
  • Unwinnable Joke Game: Spike gives Button a parody version of the infamous Desert Bus - Desert Cart - and challenges him to play it until Button goes insane from playing it.
  • Xanatos Gambit: Spike claims to have predicted every possible outcome of his actions to stop Rarity from dating stallions. Throughout the series, it seems his claims are true. Even apparent failures benefit him in the end. He even has an actual chart showing his complex plan as a map of points and arrows leading from one point to another.

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