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Reception

Rarity's reciption is mixed to negative. Most common criticism is her accent and her persona. Many bronies consider Rarity to be a Mary Sue or possibly the worst pony (or even worst character), perhaps even worse than Twilight Sparkle. However, she is praised (mostly by female fans) for her fashion sense and generosity, especially in Suited For Success. However, this episode brought little to no impact on bronies (at least at first) until A Dog and Pony Show. From that point on, most fans started to like Rarity mostly due to her amusing playful whining and crying, such as when tricking the Diamond Dogs. Despite Rarity being one of the least favouritable ponies, many fans are dedicated her and are willing to defend Rarity if needed. As of today, her reciption is still mixed, but not downright negative. Proud to be a black brony! 05:18, December 3, 2011 (UTC)

  • The reasons why people hate her are the same reasons why I love her ( Ironic, eh?). Those flaws make her fun to me, and it's interesting to see this kind of character as a hero instead of an antagonist. Blunt Pencil 13:22, January 28, 2012 (UTC)
  • Despite the obvious haughtiness and preoccupation with fashion, Rarity has astounding moral character and conviction. She often relies on melodrama and 'feminine wiles', and sometimes things that would otherwise be important to her fall out of her range of focus, but when it comes time to aid her friends, whether materially or physically, she gives it her all. Being a pony that identifies with upper-class city socialites and the accompanying requirement of cultural savviness, it's perfectly acceptable her element manifests a little more subtly than, say, Applejack's overt honesty and perseverance. Of course, YMMV.
  • ...I don't think "Speculation" is meant to be equated with "speaking falsely while pretending to represent all of the fandom." ~Bobogoobo (talk) 40px-Lyra_speaks_S2E25.png 06:14, August 26, 2012 (UTC)

Misc.

  • Rarity is probably the most least liked at least in the MLP fanbase, mostly due to her persona or assumed by many to be snooty, stuck-up, rude, etc when Rarity isn't mean-spirited at all. Proud to be a black brony! 01:04, September 21, 2011 (UTC)
  • Most fans of this show would actually overlook Rarity's good aspects due to the assumation of her being mean, annoying, etc. Proud to be a black brony! 22:55, September 24, 2011 (UTC)
  • I actually think Rarity is one of the most popular Ponies from the show. I always see her topping popularity polls at least.
  • Despite her quirks, I think Rarity is the best looking main character of the series, except for Fluttershy. Nightmaremoon2000 04:14, October 4, 2011 (UTC)
  • Yeah, honestly I haven't seen many people hate Rarity or anything. She isn't my favorite but I wouldn't instantly write her off.. and um, out of curiosity is anyone else getting a... major Rarity fan vibe from the person whose posted the most here?
  • You actually see a lot of praise for Rarity these days now that she has had more character development. The most compliments your hear about are ones praising Tabitha St. Germain's voice-acting for the her as she tends to have to most well-acted and dramatic lines in the show. And yes, that 'BlackBrony' needs to calm down.
  • Agreed. I've got carried away with this. Proud to be a black brony! 16:59, November 9, 2011 (UTC)
  • Going by the "Sufi teachings" from the "Enneagram of Personality", Rarity's enneatype is most likely number two. Wich means she belongs with the feeling triad of the personality model (id) , along with number two is the super-ego which say, "that they are kind, generous and often selfless, which is their backwards way of hoping that somebody will be nice to them and get their needs met.", also "Their basic fear is to be unloved. They like feeling needed and can get possessive of the people they care about, and sometimes forget how to please themselves (can we say looking for love in all the wrong places?)." On a good note or "On the other hand, a healthy Two is a model of altruism and unconditional love" (See C. S. Lewis' "The four loves" she and the rest of the Mane six are within the Phileo category [Friendship], also the source of my overly long and confusing thoughts [I am sorry I like to over analyse characters] is Tvtropes.org "The Enneagram and The Four Loves").

I don't think Rarity is prettier than Cadance. Have you seen her duck face?

  • There is a difference between a duckface and a pout.
  • I think Rarity had a MAJOR change in personality in season 3 compared to season 1 & 2. In Just for Sidekicks she rips off Spike by giving him such a tiny jewel yet she is supposed to be the element of generosity? Not herself. Serina
    • It was quite valuable, though - Spike has bought a huge hair dryer with it. - Mike Rosoft (talk) 07:07, November 23, 2013 (UTC)

Talent

Am I interpreting The Cutie Mark Chronicles correctly by identifying Rarity's special talent as working with gems? I mainly just like the idea that she'd already found her calling in fashion design, something only tangentially related to her talent, but discovering her talent made it a lot easier for her to develop her fashion skills. If so, she'd be different from the entire rest of the mane six, who all found their callings -- magic, racing, working with animals, party planning, and apple farming -- in their talents. (Also opens up possibilities for the Cutie Mark Crusaders -- maybe Sweetie Belle will grow up to be a preschool teacher?) --Shay Guy 04:10, December 2, 2011 (UTC)

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