Why Mare-Do-Well Is The Worst Episode Of MLP:FiM
And I... HOLY SH%$! ...will always love you-- I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU'D DO THIS TO ME, G#@DAMNIT, HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME?!?
Okay, let's get this out of the way... This episode is THE SPAWN OF SATAN HIMSELF! Why? Because it takes Rainbow Dash's character, and destroys it. All of the usual flaws of a bad episode are present, but that's not the problem. The problem begins with the Mane Six.
Rainbow Dash is egotistical beyond belief, and the others are just... a&#holes. I mean, if you think about it, if your friend upstaged you and showed off just to teach you about humility, you wouldn't take that sitting down. In fact, you'd be even less likely to be humble afterwards.
RAPE MY CHILDHOOD, WILL YOU?!? YOU WILL ALL DIE!!
In fact, this whole episode is just very mean-spirited. One minute, Ponyville is cheering for Dash, and the next minute, they shun her while saying Mare-Do-Well's praises.
Speaking of which...
You were my sister, Scootaloo! I loved you!
This episode has the GUTS to have Scootaloo abandon Rainbow Dash for Mare-Do-Well. That's where I draw the line. This episode feels like a bad fanfiction, and this is where it is most obvious.
But it's not a fanfic. This is a real episode. With a real, paid writer.
Some people just want to watch the world burn.
Pictured above is Merriwether Williams, the writer responsible for this warping of Dash's character. She also worked on "Putting Your Hoof Down" and post-movie Spongebob, which isn't a good sign.
It's easy to see why this episode is hated so much. By taking the then-most popular character in the show and making a mockery of her, many bronies, pegasisters and little girls alike were left with a bad taste in their mouths. Some bronies even went as far as disowning Rainbow Dash as their favorite character because of this episode.
The bowels of Mount Doom, which will then be nuked from orbit (it's the only way to be sure)
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