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MLP FiM: S4 E7 - Bats! Review by Cuddlepug MLP FiM: S4 E7 - Bats! Review by Cuddlepug

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Review of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season 4, Episode 7: "Bats!"

Final score: C +

Previous review (Season 4, Episode 6): MLP Review: S4 E6 - Power Ponies by Cuddlepug

Next review (Season 4, Episode 8): MLP FiM: S4 E8 - Rarity Takes Manehattan Review by Cuddlepug

These episodes are all rated in the context of the show - therefore, if I give an episode a score, it is in relation to how it compares to the standard set by the show itself and not external factors.

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raritylover123 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
I would give this a C-
hobovill99 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
On top of being a pretty whatever episode, I can't help but notice the creators kind purposely do things like this to Fluttershy, most likely because she's a fan fave and people often make comics about her being the complete opposite of her personality. Flutterbat, Flutterhulk, even in the earlier season where she got a humorously deep voice from the poison joke. While in the earlier episodes, they just enjoyed making her shy and timid, in season 4 they seem to have a big thing for pulling her out of her comfort zone. Whenever they do this I can't help but imagine the creators are thinking, "Oh yeah. Do that to Fluttershy! I bet the fans will love that! It could be a meme and everything!" (That sounds really dirty out of context)
1992andbeyond Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
I REALLY didn't like how this episode treated AJ as the antagonist when she was in the right. Those bats had no right to be on that farm, and HELLO! Equestria to Fluttershy, those bats WOULD help the trees grow stronger faster IF there was fewer around. Get rid of most of them, they stole from their own kin.

"They're loyal to their families." Tell that to the one who stole from the other bat. Fluttershy had little issues to send the Parasprites away, but the vampire fruit bats? NO!

Did I forget to mention the not-funny ending with Fluttershy still having fangs?


The only reason it's not a D is because of how done this episode was otherwise.
ares12 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student Writer

Flutterbat: An animal-rights nut in a nutshell.

Bonsai-Tree009 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What's a Malthusian Check?
Cuddlepug Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Google it.
Bonsai-Tree009 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This episode's conflict reminded me of James Cameron's Avatar. I know not everyone likes that movie, and I'm also aware that it is Dances with Wolves in space.
Kerberuz Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You forgot about the fact that the Vampire fruit bats actually make the trees stronger in the long-term, which doesn't make them complete pests unlike parasprites for instance.
OuzoAthena11 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
But even so, Applejack would have to give up an orchard, and therefore lose revenue, for however long it takes for those trees to bare fruit... considering it's a cartoon, it may not be the several years it usually is, but even a few months to a year of lost revenue isn't good in the longterm for them... It was a gamble for her to go along with it even if it was a viable long term solution.
dingosnivysprint12 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I thought the episode was pretty cool :) I freaking love the song though! :D 
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