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25 December 2013

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic "Power Ponies"

Merry Christmas everybody. Let’s talk about reviewing and analyzing.

It looks like almost everybody has grabbed their cameras and editing programs, and decided to do reviews with this new Season. I have always followed a couple of these reviewers, and I was more than happy to see new people joining the group, but lately I have had to unfollow all of them because of the tone the scene is taking. It’s not only violent but also kind of awkward and very dull. It’s good to see people having different opinions, interesting discussions and varied ways to wording things out, but I am disgusted by how monotone, uninteresting and boring these reviews are turning out to be. I’m not saying my reviews are better, but after watching six videos from six different people saying how much they hated “Daring Don’t” and then another six videos from other six different people saying how much they loved “Flight to the Finish” my brain switches off and it starts playing Van Halen. I could excuse all of these problems if it wasn’t for how passively-aggressive they say these things. These people sound so angry and outraged, like the show stole their wallets and killed their pets in the way out. Something tells me they forgot why we are here. We are not discussing the newest Lars von Trier film, we are not trying to figure out if Harrison Ford is a Replicant or what the fuck happened at the end of 2001. We are here to watch a show about magical flying talking pastel colored tiny horses. If you can see past the setting, what problem do you have with the stories that take place within it? Why are you getting so hung up on the Pony of shadows or Daring Do being real? I can’t defend nor understand someone who rants for ten minutes, and all they say amounts to nothing but “Harble, garble, gurgle, my head canon is ruined, the house is wrong, I don’t like change!”. There is being analytical and then there is being an over-critical single-minded asshole.

You may be wondering why I’m starting this review talking about this subject. Well I originally wasn’t going to, but then I realized that I have already seen this same tone and vitriol filled attitude before. It was back when comic books were considered to be stupid, childish and with the same amount of content and philosophy as a box of cereals. Critics and journalists wrote about how those who read about Spiderman and the X-Men were immature basement dwellers whose biggest contribution to society was to buy more hot-pockets and cash mom’s checks to buy more Star Wars toys. Comic books took a long time to get better reviews, and it wasn’t until “Maus”, “Watchmen”, “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”, “V for Vendetta” or “Blacksad” that comic books started to get the respect they deserved. I see My Little Pony getting a lot of love from a lot of fans, but I think the reviewing side of this fandom is getting a bit too loose in their interpretation of “analysis”. I’m not saying is wrong, but we definitely not always need it. Not every episode has a hidden meaning, or a tie to an author, a philosopher, or a set of values. Things can be simpler than that. When “Thelma and Louise” was first released in theaters critics all over the world said it was a movie that portrayed how women used to be oppressed by society and how their journey symbolized the breakthrough of woman power over man power in the world. When Ridley Scott, the guy who directed it, was asked about what the movie was about he said: “It’s about two chicks in a car”. There is people out there who need to over read into things, that can’t live without looking too deep into everything. It’s okay when it’s done every now and then but when it becomes the norm I just step away and focus on something else. Speaking of which, let’s review the newest episode.

The review of this episode…IS UNDER ATTACK! By a TL; DR who aims to make you skip to the bottom of the page! If you were to listen to this treacherous thing, it will tell you that this is one of the most awesome episodes in this show! But, if you want to find out why, faithful reader, you may need to read…THE WHOLE REVIEW!!!

So the episode starts off with Spike waking up Twilight because he is reading a new comic book he’s got. Unable to withhold his enthusiasm he tells Twilight about this comic, the heroes that keep the city of Maretropolis safe, and its villain, the nefarious Mane-Iac, and how an accident at her shampoo factory gave her super-mane-powers and turned her completely insane. He also shares his despise towards the useless sidekick who does nothing right and who’s only there just for comedic relief. After his brief explanation is over Twi sends Spike to sleep, but he is so hyped he just can’t fall asleep. Twilight sympathizes with him and allows him stay up a couple more minutes to continue reading.

Second Spoiler Warning: Expect this review to have many photos of this girl.
The scene moves to the next day where the Mane Six are all restoring Celestia’s and Luna’s old Castle and, while Spike offers his help to fix things and clean up, the six friends seem to be doing a good enough job to not need his help in the slightest, so he moves to a quieter place where he can finish reading his comic. It’s when he is reading it that he reaches the end, right in the middle of a thrilling conclusion only to find out something written in the last page in a font small enough to force him to use a magnifying glass. Upon reading these words Spike activates some sort of spell within the comic and so gets himself and the Mane six sucked into the comic “Mary Poppins” style. After a very flashy fade in they all find themselves inside the comic book world in a new city, wearing new costumes, and fighting the evil Mane-Iac, who just burst out of a building carrying the convenient plot McGuffin.

Shinny plot McGuffin.
Spike explains to them that they all got sucked inside his comic and the only way out is to defeat the psychopathic Mane-Iac, but since none of them are used to their new super powers they make quite a mess of things in their first encounter. After the Mane-Iac escapes they all follow her to her secret headquarters, the shampoo factory where she acquired her super powers and, thanks to Dash’s boisterous personality, they are confronted by her minions in a second fight scene where things go a little better, since now the Mane Six are starting to get used to their powers. Sadly the fun is cut short thanks to the Mane-Iac’s “Evil Hairspray Ray of Doom” and they all get captured except for Spike.

You are so useless you're not even worth capturing.
Relying on the little guy without any powers it may seem like the day is lost, but after overhearing his friends saying how they all can count on him to save them all he finds the strength necessary to come up with a plan and release the Power Ponies from their captivity. After a third and last thrilling action sequence full of twists and turns, the Mane-Iac is defeated, the day is saved, and the seven friends return home after learning that one doesn’t need super powers to be a good and reliable friend. They also learn that there is a store in Canterlot that sells comic books with magic spells and that zap-out of existence once you’re done reading them.

Gotta admit, it saves you from having to keep them in those acid-free bags!
So that is “Power Ponies”, definitely one of the most distinctive, original and downright fun episodes that this show has ever put together. I have to admit I was hyped for this episode, and I psyched myself so much about loving it that I genuinely didn’t care if it was going to suck or not, because I was going to have fun with it. Well, not only I had a lot of fun with it but I also think it’s genuinely good and thus far one of my favorite episodes out there. I am not sure if I should call it my favorite episode of Season 4, I have the feeling that one is yet to come, but this one gets as close as you can imagine. There are so many good elements in it that it’s really difficult for me to pick one and run with it, so I guess I will start with what I think are the absolute best elements and see where I can go from there.

Is that Spidermare on the bottom?
First of all I think the production design of this episode is downright legendary. They were going with a comic book feel to it and they succeeded in spades. As soon as the episode steps into the comic world everything changes and acquires this genuine comic strip feel. The backgrounds have thick black lines on their elements, everything has a very heavy cell-shaded look to it, and the colors and surfaces have the texture of old rugged paper like that of classic comic books. The atmosphere is heavy with darkly lit skies in a constant state of night and pronounced camera angles. You can easily build a comic book out of this episode, and the way the camera moves gives a very “panel-by-panel” feel that no other episode has. The lines are precise and carry a lot of movement, especially during the action sequences.

These action sequences were fun, engaging, never repetitive and never boring. The first one was an organized cluttered mess that shows how the new heroes are getting used to their powers. The second one was a lot of fun, especially because Rarity absolutely dominated. And the third one was awesome showing the unity in the team, and the smashing debut of Fluttershy hulking up and turning into a rampaging beast of testosterone and muscles. The picture never seems cluttered or busy. It just feels right. Also, the second time I watched this episode I realized that the cartoony sound effects and the energy of the animation are so good and so well used that I had no problem imagining the onomatopoeias floating over the characters’ heads.

The look of the episode is aimed to make you feel like you are watching a comic in motion.

But looks don’t just stop with how the backgrounds and the action go together like bread and butter. These are nothing without a good set of characters to bring them to life, and the Power Ponies sure are the perfect match! I also like how each one of them has a set of powers that fits their personalities.

Applejack is very straight forward, using a psychic lasso and golden horseshoes like batarangs. I also like how she is the first one to get used to her new set of powers, and how cool and collected she is when attacking the enemy. She might be inspired by Wonder Woman (down to the alliteration of her name, Mistress Marevelous) but there are quite a lot of Batman vibes in the way she fights.

Pinkie Pie feels right at home with her super speed powers as Filly-Second, and her ability to be everywhere suddenly acquires a full new meaning. I also love how she leaves Tron Bike-esche lines all over the city.

Rainbow Dash does match up her personality with the superhero she is paired with, but I am slightly confused as to which comic book character they are referencing to. Big Jim Miller, co-director of Season 4,says they based her on Thor, though I have a stronger vibe on Storm, especially for her ability to create tornadoes. I guess it is more Thor, since Dash uses that lightning necklace like Thor uses Mjölnir, but that’s pointless confusion on my part. It’s still pretty cool.

Rarity is, by far, my favorite. Yes, yes, I know, she’s my favorite, I am biased towards her, oh my God James can you just like some other pony besides fashion horse? No, I can’t, it’s impossible, she had the absolute coolest power of the entire group. It fits her to a Tee as well! Rarity is Radiance, and her power is being able to create anything she could imagine to solve the situation. Her power is the power of creativity and imagination, and good God does she go places with it. Despite the initial flunk with the tea set, she is able to summon from cake cages to bird cages, to a set of stairs to prance down like a boss, or a giant umbrella to protect herself from falling debris. Her power is clearly inspired by the Green Lantern, and the fact that this show made me like something related to Green Lantern speaks volumes of its quality.

But of course, the most awesome of them all is, without a hint of a doubt, Fluttershy. Rarity might be my favorite, but I think this one is the one that has more edge to her, more stuff going on. Fluttershy is escalating in my personal meter of the Mane six, and this is another episode where I just absolutely adore her. Her super power mirrors perfectly how she is. Shy and quiet, but don’t mess with the things she loves or else you are in deep shit. She doesn’t get angry if others attack her friends, she gets absolutely rabidly mad if someone attacks those who can’t defend themselves. The moment she finally loses it and hulks up to destroy the Mane-Iac’s doomsday weapon had me shouting “Oh shit, Oh shit! OH SHIT!” like no other moment of this show. That scene is one of the most AWESOME things I have ever seen. She takes a canon blast to the face, only to deflect it and then proceeds to smash the ever-loving shit out of it until it’s nothing but a pile of junk.

I'm going to rip your head off, and shove it right up your ass!
This pony is a machine and I loved it! She’s a rampant, unstoppable hulk of muscles and niceness and she’s going to smash you to the ground…I mean, if that’s okay with you.

"Ugh, stop talking about them, what about me!?"
You may have noticed that I have yet to mention Spike and how his character is being portrayed. Spike has been quite an issue for the entire series, and there is a similar amount of people who like him as there is people who hate him. I've always been in the appreciative side when it comes to this little guy. He can be brave and determine, but also clumsy and dumb. He acts like he is self-aware that he is in a girly cartoon, and so he rolls his eyes every now and then, pointing things out to the viewer and pretty much acting like a frame of reference to the audience who still has problems digesting that they are watching a cartoon for little girls. His role in this episode is that, and even more. Spike takes his awareness of being the sidekick that’s just there for comedic relief and then proceeds to shatter it into pieces. He is clumsy yes, he sticks his foot in a bucket and tries to help out when he’s not needed, but that doesn’t stop him! When the Mane Six arrive to the comic book world he is the one who introduces them to their powers, how to use them, and he takes them to the lair of the Mane-Iac. And even when they all get captured he develops a plan and succeeds! He knows he is just the sidekick, but he is making the best out of it and that’s awesome. I loved this guy in this episode, enough to say that this is one of the best Spike episodes out there, next to “Secret of my Excess” and “Just for Sidekicks”. If anything, I’d say this episode is even more memorable for the way it looks and how it plays out.

Here I come, TO SAVE THE DAY!
But the best thing is that, despite this being an Spike episode (for the most part) it feels more like an “Everypony Episode”. Every single character has a role, they get enough of the spotlight and leaves an impact in the development of the story. It never feels cluttered or spread too thin, it feels right. Every character fits in together within their roles and it goes smooth, like music.

 If I have one criticism towards the characters it would be that Twilight Sparkle wasn’t really good in this episode. She was a good leader of course, and she showed her support towards Spike all the time, but her powers were very lame and not nearly explored. We are told she is all magic and all, but the first time she tried using magic she failed, and the second time she tried to use all she did was summon a snowball. The third and last time seemed to work fine, but all she did was freezing the floor. All she did were ice spells. I thought her character was all magical and powerful, why insisting in using just one type of spell? Couldn't she use other types of magic like fire, electric or maybe hair-bending? I guess they made it like this as to not make her too over-powered, but it feels like a wasted opportunity.

"I can see the future!" (that one is for you, DBZ Abridged fans)
But no group is heroes is complete without their psychopathic villain, and the villain here is so bat-shit insane that I can totally imagine the fans shipping her with The Joker. There are two types of villains in fiction: The villains that you know the motivations of, or the villains that are in just for the ride and have a lot of fun with it. Sometimes both can combine to create a great villain, like Loki from “The Avengers”. But, where does the Mane-Iac falls into? Well, the Mane-Iac goes into the “insane and having fun with it” category, and then she cranks it up to seven hundred. This is my new favorite villain from this show, and I have no doubts about it. She takes the insanity, the hammy acting, the over-the-top expressions, the cackles, the madness and rises it and goes so crazy with them that it’s perfect. She’s perfect in how over the top she is. If they had tried to tone her down or gave her reasonable motivations, they would have ruined it, but they didn’t. They made her absolutely butt-fuck insane and clearly established that this bitch is crazy and she better be stopped! This was great, and it felt rewarding. Also she was designed an animated beautifully. The purple and green scheme was reminiscent of The Joker, and the way she moves was more like Doc Ock in Spiderman. Her evil weapons were ridiculous, from a paralyzing hairspray to a hair-drier laser of doom. The scene that kicks her out of the story is absolutely perfect. It’s hilarious how, even after getting captured in her own mane, she is still laughing her ass off. She clearly doesn’t give a shit because she’s absolutely mad, and I loved it. New! Favorite! Villain!

Move over Chrysalis, this chick's got it going on.
One thing that I've heard some people complain about is that the ending is quite a cop-out, and that it feels phoned in. It’s either the line about the enchanted comic book store in Canterlot, or the scene where the comics zaps out of existence. Yeah, I can see why people might consider this a weak point of the episode, and it might make some others scratch their heads in bewildering confusion, but why is this so hard to believe? Why wouldn't the ponies have a store where they can buy interactive entertainment? For them it would be like hyper-realistic videogames, or really hardcore 3D. In a world where magical beings exist I guess it can make sense that their ways of escapism would involve going into alternate worlds created from someone else’s imagination. And then people come and complain that this is unrealistic, and stupid, and fabricated, and that it makes absolutely no sense even for this world.

"Rarr, rarr, Pinkie Pie's wall cleaning is mostly unorthodox!"
But to them I ask this: What’s so bad about that? It’s a comic book that allows you to get sucked into its world. That’s awesome! I mean, yes, it will be kind of a problem if you could get potentially killed in it, but this idea is so cool! Think about the worlds you could visit and go to! You could hang out with your favorite superheroes, or even better, become one! Have super powers! Be a hero for a day! Walk up to the villain and punch it in the face! The world is saved thanks to you! I think it’s awesome, who hasn't ever imagined being sucked into the world of a comic and wondered how the situation would've developed had they been involved? I know I have! And I love this idea! I want to visit that comic book store and buy one issue of every comic that they have! And I love the idea of this store existing within this universe!

So, yeah, I think I really enjoyed this episode.

A lot, actually.

I was going to push for a mane-pun. No.
To me it fulfills so many wishes, it hits so many sensibilities, and it gets so many things just right. It knows where to go crazy with and how much. The villain is great. The heroes are great. The powers are great. The action scenes are great. The production design is great. The story is great. The ending is great. The music is great. The comedy is great. It’s just a great episode. It hits all the right notes at the right time and the end result is just great.

Pose for the camera now, this scene will definitely go in the trailer.
You may call my review biased, and that I psyched myself to liking it, but then I ask you, shouldn't we all do that? Shouldn't we just sit down and enjoy this show instead of trying to analyze it or make sense of it? It’s a show about magic horses being cute and awesome, and we all should see it like what it is. If you watch it just for the sake of criticizing it then you are not better than those who used to insult comic books because they considered them to be “childish”.

- Defining Moment: The Mane-Iac aims at Fluttershy with her hair-drier cannon, but then a firefly flies in between. She smacks it down, almost killing the poor little thing. Big mistake. You just made Fluttershy angry, and you won’t like her when she’s angry.

- Moral: Just because sometimes others don’t need your help, it doesn’t mean you are not helpful.


  1. You know why you are the only reviewer I follow? Because you´re the only one with a cool head, the only one who doesn´t let "headcanons" and "assumptions" get in the way of critiquing an episode. We may disagree on interpretations and favourites but that´s the point of listening to someone else opinion, being able to understand said person opinion and make a decision around it; and you´re the only one I can James because the rest of the reviewers are exactly how you described them.
    Now about the episode, I must confess I problem I have that I´m sure you´ll disagree, that everytime I watch an episode I can´t stop thinking "how will the fandom react?" and this one I was convinced they were gonna hate it and...I wasn´t wrong. I hate being so able to predict things.
    Once I stopped caring and watched it again I had almost the exact reaction as you, I totally love it!
    Now the comic store did get me a bit confused, not that it exist but it raises so many questions. So many possibilites for stories! Do they have a safety measure that zaps you back to the beginning in case of injury or death? Do they have all kind of genres like western or horror? So many unanswered questions! But that´s not a bad thing! It allows to expand on the world of this cartoon! More possibilities! More scenarios!
    And...nobody seems to care,
    That´s what really kills me. Like, last year a background pony could span a dozen fanfics and now, nobody is making anything. I still waiting for that Mane-iac post on EQD after they bitched about "WE, the bronies, need more viilians with unique designs!" (which translates to "buhbuh King Sombra sucks!).
    I don´t know if you agree with me or not but I think you´ve been watching this show for a lot longer than me so you probably have seem this downfall of the productivy of the fandom or maybe I´m looking at the wrong place.
    Bottom line, Great review! Great episode! Great Scott!

  2. I agree with all the things you said in this review! I LOVED this episode. Even if it's not my favorite of the show (or even of the season) it's still one of my favorites EVER! It's my childhood with ponies and great humor! That's because I loved it.... it's a shame that many hated it... sigh...

  3. I knew you would love this episode. To me, it's basically Mare Do Well done right.

    I think you're too harsh on the analysis community, though. I'm one of these people, like Tommy Oliver, who didn't like Daring Don't at all and loved Flight to the Finish. And, like Tommy Oliver, I really liked Power Ponies.

    Why? Because the problem with Daring Don't is not one of headcanon, or one of logics. The problem is that the adventures of Daring Do are meant to be over-the-top and clichés. They feel like fiction, because, originally, they were meant to be fictions. They don't feel real. So when they're put in the real world, for many people including me, it just doesn't work and it's a deal breaker.

    By contrast, Power Ponies goes "have fun, it's not real" from the very start. Have you watched Tommy Oliver's review of this episode? The beginning goes like "Okay, the enchanted comic thing is weird, but you know what? I don't care, this episode isn't meant to be taken seriously." It's a perfect counter-example of what you described.

    Also, the concept of enchanted comics reminds me of the holodeck in star trek: the next generation. It's basically the video games of this world, and I'm totally okay with it.

    Anyway, great review! I still look forward to read them after every episode.


    1. Mmm, I appreciate your comment but I think there are some logical fallacies in it. For example:

      - MLP is riddled with over-the-top cliches already, having more is not a problem.
      - You can't claim for the fiction within the fiction to not feel real when the real world is full of magical creatures, fantasy landscapes, and pastel colored talking tiny magical flying horses.
      - Equestria is a fantasy world, it's definitely not the real world.

      I haven't watched any reviews of the episode as to stay away from their opinions, I don't want them to influence my own. I am easily influenced, I don't want others to unconsciously dictate what I have to think.

      Thanks for your comment though! I appreciate all of them.

    2. Thank for your answer!

      I see your point, but to quote your Read It and Weep review about the contrast between the Daring Do adventures and the "real" equestrian world: "This show managed to create mundanity in a universe full of talking horses." I loved that to bits, and I feel like it's somewhat lost if Daring Do is real. But again, that's my feeling, I understand that other people would think differently.

      On another note, it's funny because I just watched Drowning in Horseshoes' review of Power Ponies and it starts off with a 2 minutes rant exactly like yours. The review itself is also pretty hilarious.

  4. For a while now, I've felt that the analysis community is starting to become a bloated mess, like a lot of the people that actively go online to talk about every single episode of MLP are coming across as a bunch of bitter, pretentious assholes that have forgotten why they make those videos. For example, I'm particularly suprised that Digibrony didn't even try with his review of this episode, capping it all off with the line "It's a Spike episode. What else did you expect?" Not liking Spike is a valid criticism, but again, he didn't even try. Also, he (and Tommy) straight up ripped off Sequelitis for their review of "Flight", and also used lines like "Rainbow Dash is one of the best characters on Television". When you dedicate your entire Youtube channel to talk about MLP and then get to say things like that, I'm probably not going to take you very seriously.

  5. Anyway, as for my thoughts for the episode:

    -I want to call this the best Spike episode of the series so far, but for a while, I've been thinking that if the show was going to have a truly great Spike episode, it needs to be one where he gets to stand out more than anyone or anything else. Then again, the series may not NEED an episode like that.
    Since the beginning, and even in his most standout roles, Spike has always been the sidekick, letting others take the spotlight while he occassionaly lends a hand to help the heroines move in the right direction. The best example of this is "The Crystal Empire", where he plays a key role in the defeat of King Sombra, but in the end, it's all about Twilight passing Celestia's test. I've been waiting for an episode where Spike truly gets to steal the spotlight, but maybe he can still be a great character while sticking to his sidekick role (see also: Equestria Girls).

    While previous episodes have shown Spike's support to other individual ponies, "Power Ponies" is the first time that his role as sidekick is put in the context of the entire Mane6. Putting the characters in a comic book superhero setting, with his friends having awesome powers and him being stuck without any as a helpless sidekick, helps reinforce that dynamic between Spike and his friends. Even when Spike knows more about his friends' powers than they do, they still have a better chance at defeating Mane-iac. Even though his friends do value him, the episode is about Spike learning to have confidence in himself and that he can still do great things as he is. In the end, he gets to do what every great sidekick should do: make the heroes look good.

  6. As for the rest of the episode:
    -The girls' costumes look great!
    -I've heard complaints that it's dumb how the episode takes a well-known attribute of the girls and turns it into a superpower because the girls are already able to do extraordinary things. First of all, I think the dumb thing to do would've been to give the girls powers and NOT have those powers relate to them somehow. Second of all, that complaint is pretty boring, anyway.
    -Best Power Ponies: Fillisecond, Radiance, and Rage Saddler.
    -Even after all the buildup and teasing, nothing could prepare me for Fluttershy's transformation. It's easily one of the Top 10 MLP moments ever.
    -Applejack lasso'd a frakking tornado!
    - I like that all of Mane-iac's henchmen have fabulous hair.
    -Thanks to Mane-iac, the competition for Season 4's Best New Character will be very steep.

  7. I went into Power Ponies thinking that it would be a gimmicky, rushed attempted to jump on the Avengers popularity. I was all set to write off this episode as being a forgettable mess that would spur on another round of "The show is ruined forever!" from across the internet.

    What I did not expect was that this episode would be as fun, as clever or as genuinely, honestly hilarious as it was! You argue that the episode was buoyed up by your high expectations and that that is the way everyone should watch the show. I disagree that there is a "right" or "wrong" way of watching any piece of media, but for what it is worth this episode effectively turned by expectations around 100%!

    This may not be my #1 pick for S4 and the pony love child of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Mr. Freeze and Doc Ock is not my top pick for antagonist... but there both pretty dame grate!

    -Strongly Recommended-

  8. That was amazing.

  9. I don't usually comment but everything you said at the beginning of this review is exactly why I only read the EQD followups and your episode reviews. Also, if this was the 'spike episode' then I have a feeling this is going to be the best season ever. And yes, Radiance is best superhero.

  10. That was a good review. Though, my opinion is the total opposite.

    Honestly, I don't like this episode. I didn't enjoy it, but couldn't find a solid reason why. My rating is 2+/5.

    There were a fuckin' lot of things I fuckin' hat-... um, disliked, if its okay with you :)
    Joking aside, a lot of things was just boring to me: the story, the setting, the characters, Spike as a main character, the villain, the humor, the drama, the moral (of course a moral can't be wrong, but it was delivered in a rather poor way). Ahh, I don't want to complain about it further. My roommate also watched this episode on his own, and his opinion was similar to yours. So, it is probably a good episode and the fault -with clear, logical reasoning- must be in me.

    There is one thing I must mention because I loved it so much: the design of Rainbow Dash aka. Zapp. It is 20% cooler than... than anything else in this series! When she puts that lightning-shaped pendant in her mouth, it is so sweet. That was a priceless moment.

    PS.: Believe me, I don't like those video-reviews either.