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Does "My" in My Little Pony refer specifically to anyone?

Had to do some searching to actually try and have a noteworthy answer to this one - especially since I only really care about G4 and onward... I will break this into multiple points. From a franchise ...
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Is Equestria on a flat world like Discworld or on a sphere?

The planet is indeed a sphere. Pinkie Pie (playing Chancellor Puddinghead role) in Heartwarming Eve states that "The Earth is round; there is no up or down" This alone can't probably be ...
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Do My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic ponies have coats?

Based on what we can see in the show, they must have some sort of "fur". During the "Ponyville Confidential" episode, Snips and Snails get stuck together from some chewing-gum. Later in the episode, ...
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Is Discord really a pony?

As a character, Discord's original design came straight from Lauren Faust herself, which in turn took inspiration from the character Q in Star Trek (and this should explain why they got De Lancie ...
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Who is the green bearded painter unicorn in S6 E4 “On Your Marks”?

I dunno about FIM, but that's Leonardo da Vinci Note that his cutie mark is a ponified version of the Mona Lisa
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What is the speck moving in the sky in the very last scene of My Little Pony: FIM S6 E2?

It's a changeling: Changelings in a previous episode for comparison:
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Is "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" canon with Star Trek?

Obviously as already stated by sebsmith in his answer, the two medias cannot be considered canon to each other. We are talking about two different shows, with intellectual property rights owned by two ...
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I have a portrait in the classroom and a bust in the library. Who am I?

Sadly, I would argue that as far as the current clues go, there is no evidence that the "Decorative Horse Head" statues/paintings are meant to represent a specific character at all, or at least one ...
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What is the relative scale of the My Little Pony universe?

In the official blooper reel for My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Friendship Games, the following scene appears which provides a pretty clear size comparison between ponies and humans: It is worth ...
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What is the relative scale of the My Little Pony universe?

It occurs to me that another possible source is the opening animation to the Equestria Girls movie, where the ponies are briefly seen morphing into their human counterparts (only one of whom is ...
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Do the ponies of Equestria have non-exile space travel?

In season 5, episode 21, Scare Master, Rainbow Dash is seen wearing a costume that appears to be a space suit of some kind: This suggests that ponies have at least dreamed up the idea of space travel,...
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Does Scootaloo have biological parents or is she adopted?

The only thing we know on this topic, right now, is from an interview with Lauren Faust. It has never been addressed in the show. "My thoughts on Scootaloo--is that she's got parents, they're great ...
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Who are Princess Celestia and Princess Luna's mother and father?

Unknown and (as yet) unstated. Her parentage hasn't been revealed for fear that it would de-rank her. "I know "princess" sounds cuter and helps sell more toys, and because of that you ...
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Does the recognition by the Mane Six’s “Cutie Map” objectively prove the idea of equality as practiced by Starlight Shimmer in Ponyverse as being bad?

Before answering the real question, let's at least point out a little misconception your post seems to make. There is no real indication that the map chooses who to send on a specific mission based on ...
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Is there a superhero who has notably super-strong teeth?

Squirrel Girl can bite with 1,085,000 pounds of pressure. This is revealed in issue 33 of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. Guys, I've always had the proportional abilities of a squirrel. Tail like ...
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Is there a superhero who has notably super-strong teeth?

Trap-Jaw, a villain cyborg from He-Man (and the Masters of the Universe) comes to mind: Trap Jaw eating some Eternium, the most powerful mineral on the planet Trap-Jaw bites Teela's sword.
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When was Starswirl the Bearded alive in relation to the events of the MLP: FIM TV show?

DISCLAIMER: the original answer has been rendered obsolete by the S7 finale. The events described in that episode are incompatible with the original story told by the Journal of the Two Sisters, ...
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Were Celestia and Luna born as alicorn?

Amy Keating Rogers, a former writer for the show (she wrote 17 episodes in seasons 1-5 before leaving Hasbro Studios to work for Disney) was asked basically this exact question on a panel at GalaCon ...
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Are there other artwork foreshadowings in "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic", like the one in the pilot?

Yes, they have done this multiple times. Some examples, in random order: Season two, premiere: When Discord appears on the window, he touches one of the ponies figure on the head. He actually ...
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Does Tempest have a Cutie Mark?

So far, no official material seems to include a depiction of her cutie mark. Obviously, this doesn't mean she doesn't have one, but up to season 7 ending we have no real proof suggesting either answer....
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Is the scene where Twilight Sparkle retrieves the Staff of Sacanas an homage to something?

This image seems like a rendition of The Archangel Michael Descending From Heaven (To Do Battle With The Dragon), in this instance depicted by Francesco Maffei. or St Raphael Descending from Heaven,...
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Is “A Bird in the Hoof” a reference to “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets?”

I fear it is impossible to give a definitive answer without a direct quote from someone in the show staff, so forgive me if this is just a speculative answer. First, let me start by saying that the ...
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Why did Starswirl the Bearded invent an 'amniomorphic spell'?

In S1 E23 “The Cutie Mark Chronicles”, we learn of how Twilight Sparkle got her cutie mark. She got it on an entrance exam to Princess Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns, in which she had to cast ...
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Why did Starswirl the Bearded invent an 'amniomorphic spell'?

Statement from the writer A fan theory1 claims that the amniomorphic spell creates pots, based on the alternate etymology below. Since Starswirl has a beard, he is “hairy,” and since he invented a ...
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I have a portrait in the classroom and a bust in the library. Who am I?

That looks very much like the stereotypical images of the mythological Trojan Horse, the one described in the Aenid that the Greeks used to gain entry into Troy. Here's a sketch of how the horse is ...
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Was the original Pinkie Pie destroyed at the Mirror Pool?

Premise: The question is proposing a somehow common joke in the MLP fandom. "What if the Pinkie Pie that was left in 'Too many Pinkie Pies' wasn't the original one?". Discussion about this meme aren't ...
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What is the speck moving in the sky in the very last scene of My Little Pony: FIM S6 E2?

The only somehow-canon answer we can get comes from a successive episode. In episode 16 of the same season Twilight, Spike and Starlight discover that there have been recent sightseeing of a ...
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How powerful is Twilight Sparkle?

Twilight has always possessed a much higher than usual level of raw magical potential (S1E25 The Cutie Mark Chronicles), with Celestia stating that: You have a very special gift. I don't think I've ...
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What is the relative scale of the My Little Pony universe?

Another one from the Equestria Girls movie, where Twilight puts her hand through the portal and her arm is transformed. Good luck getting an accurate scale from it, though.
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What does Derpy's cutie mark mean?

In a twit, Lauren Faust confirmed that Derpy's cutie mark was in fact helium bubbles. Regarding pegasus helium farts: I think we finally know what Derpy's cutie mark is. Via Twitter That being said, ...
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