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  • Archive Panic: Definitely a possibility, since the author has been updating near-daily since 2015, often with multiple thousands of words a day. As a result, there are a lot of Weedverse stories, and several are quite long (the longest at time of writing being Princess Twilight Sparkle's School For Fantastic Foals, at 323,000 words). More than one comment has expressed Commitment Anxiety, and Continuity Lock-Out is definitely a problem for new readers, although help can often be found in the comments section.
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  • Crazy Awesome: Gosling occasionally has fits of this, such as his plans to make Hearth's Warming and the Winter Moon Festival work despite a lack of resources and ponypower: Insufficient decorations? Supply the school wing with wagonloads of dried macaroni and glitter. Lack of staff? Well, there's home-ec and cookery students too. Hundreds of miles of corridors costing hours of time? Chariots. Indoors. Similarly, the reason the Darks were kept around as long as they were is that they're basically an entire family of this, and the main Dark we see Dim, qualifiesnote , as does Sinister Darknote . Unfortunately, most of them took the "crazy" part a little too far.
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  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Honeysuckle, despite appearing in only onenote  short, has become rather quickly beloved of the readers. Fortunately, she also appears to have got her teeth into the author.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In The Weed, Maud falls in love with, and eventually marries Tarnished Teapot. Come Season 8's "The Maud Couple"...
  • Jerkass Woobie: Nuance has engendered a lot of sympathy, despite his jerkish behaviour. He's bullied by his brother, untalented and constantly in the public eye, prone to nosebleeds that constantly sap his health and acts out because he has no control over his world and is trying, as much as he can, to establish some. Not to mention, Celestia, Luna, and Gosling are always too busy to be with their kids, leaving behind a lot of broken promises and an understandable amount of resentment.
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  • One-Scene Wonder: "Nurse Nasty", who appears in a scene in House Of The Rising Sunflower, firmly laying down the rules to keep her charges safe, and snarkily (but still rather kindly) getting Sundance to behave.
  • Stoic Woobie: Maud. She had to endure people making fun of her and/or saying/doing things without taking her true feelings into consideration, which even Pinkie's friends had done. She also had to deal with sexism while she studied geology in Las Pegasus, with one chemistry teacher refusing to teach her because he sees his subject as too complicated for mares. And she keeps it all in with a stony exterior. Tarnish was the only pony to treat her kindly, which results in her falling in love with him.
  • Ugly Cute: Both Spud from The Mask Makes The Pony (being a hairless, hyperdontic cat bred for ratkilling) and physical-world Grrr (a wolf-shaped Planimal that is Tarnish's familiar).
  • Viewers Are Geniuses: A working knowledge of history, world cultures, history of medicine and science are all incredibly useful for getting some of the references and working out what's going on.
  • Wheelchair Woobie: Steadfast comes across as this, barely able to even live (his first year of life was spent in a low gravity field to stop his heart collapsing), let alone do anything.
  • The Woobie: Pale. God of the dead, he was tortured to death by Grogar because his brother was reckless. Even that didn't end it, with him continuing his duties and watching as Grogar returns to destroy the world again, and the other Powers That Be don't seem to take him entirely seriously. It gets both better and worse in Ink, where we learn that he's made friends with Sumac and Pebble, but only after a very long time of loneliness, and he misses his nieces terribly.

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