The Many Inspirations for Mare Do Well

Mare Do Well on a cliff from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - The Mysterious Mare Do Well

In a recent episode “The Mysterious Mare Do Well” the superhero character “Mare Do Well” drew inspiration from a great many comic book character sources. Let’s look at a few similarities in other characters.

Batman: The Animated Series inspired Mare Do Well poster from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - The Mysterious Mare Do Well
Batman: The Animated Series

Mare Do Well looks quite a bit like Batman, but more specifically there are similarities to Batman: The Animated Series Batman, as can be seen by these posters which look incredibly similar to the animated series logo. Some of the music from the episode was very similar to that in Batman: The Animated Series.

Keep reading for similarities to Batwoman and Darkwing Duck.

Batman: The Animated Series inspired Mare Do Well poster from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - The Mysterious Mare Do Well

Applejack and Twilight Sparkle as Mare Do Well from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - The Mysterious Mare Do Well

Ultimately Mare Do Well is discovered to actually be Pinkie Pie, Twilight Sparkle, Applejack and Fluttershy, with Rarity helping with the costumes. Rainbow Dash was thrown off the trail due to the traits not fitting any single pony, similar to how Batman was thrown off the trail of Batwoman who was actually 3 different people in Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman.

2/3 of The Batwoman from Batman Mystery of the Batwoman

Finally Mare Do Well’s hat bears a striking resemblance to that of Darkwing Duck.

Darkwing Duck

Mare Do Well is obviously an amalgam of many Super Heroes, and these are just a few things that surely inspired the character we saw.

Source: LoomX at the AllSpark forums.

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