- Author's Saving Throw: Some readers started feeling that the Running Gag of Twilight and Dimmed Star repeatedly torturing and killing Shaded in Author's Notes wasn't funny anymore. The author decided to think of ways to lessen that while keeping it funny and light-hearted. At the end of the 27th chapter, Pinkie Pie addresses this issue to Twilight and Dimmed Star who leave Shaded alone this time.
- Jerkass Woobie:
- Business Savvy acts overly hostile towards Princess Celestia and Fancy Pants, but his hatred towards Dimmed Star is understandable, given the fact that she killed his only son.
- Brutus Meadows becomes one in the 28th chapter due to the My Life Flashed Before My Eyes moment that makes him finally regret both the abuse of Scootaloo whom he picked up first among the orphans to adopt, and the murder of the wife whom he knew since foalhood and loved dearly before she started gambling and he started drinking.
YMMV / The Power of the Equinox