Village of the Dead by Herostrain

The premise of this PMV is extremely cool: how would the mane six fare if all of their past villains returned at once? The answer of course is that they would triumph like always, and it would be awesome! I love the sweeping camera rotations and zooms used throughout this video to turn some vectors and run cycles into a truly dynamic presentation. On top of that, the animated portions where the characters sing the lyrics were amazingly done. You don’t have to speak Japanese to tell that the lip synching was seamless. The whole thing was done in the style of an anime opening, and this is one anime that I would love to see!

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Karma by TangyNeonz

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Karma… what a saucy wench she is. “And we would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren’t for her meddling!” Yet there’s something inherently satisfying in seeing someone get their just desserts served up on a silver tray…

In this 100-subscriber milestone PMV by TangyNeonz, we witness Karma wreaking her swift retribution on those members of our colorful equine (and… draconequine?) cast who have gotten on her bad side. Seeing the CMC pilot a giant apple into a mud pit may not be pretty, but this PMV sure is! It’s very fun and engaging, holding your attention without resorting to gimmicks or effects. The editing is spot on, especially the section beginning at about 1:44 in the video.

PMVs like this one only continue to prove my stance that you don’t need pizazz and glitter to make a phenomenal PMV. Save that stuff for when you’re making a redonkulously ginormous valentine for your school teacher, instead. Simple, timely cuts with great scene choices is where it’s at, and this video nails it.

Check it out below, and don’t forget to swing over to TangyNeonz’ channel to leave some feedback and congratulations on reaching a hundred subs!

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Rating: 4.7/5 (9 votes cast)

Alive by Liftlok

You might want to watch something boring before starting up this one, or else your mind may be blown from too much awesomeness. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. The way the text was overlaid on top of the scenes during the first half was extremely effective, and the distortion effect during each ‘wub was just perfect. I just have one big complaint: it left me wanting more!

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DashStep by Final Colt Productions

Dubstep music is always great for some action packed PMVs, and especially good when you focus on all the awesome villains in the show. The hard part is making effective use of all those ‘wubs, but this PMV does a stellar job matching the video to each little variation in the music. Lots of quick cuts and changes to the playback rate are the main tools, all with almost perfect timing. I also thought showing the appropriate Rainbow Dash scenes to match her voice clips in the song was quite enjoyable.

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BURN by gakpls

This PMV is short but intense, to put it lightly. Lots of shaky cam, distorted colors, and flashes of light turn the chosen scenes into something truly frightening. Of course the best part is the GLOWING EYES OF DOOM on all the monsters. Looking forward to more from this author!

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Impact by LittleshyFiM

There you are taking a pleasant stroll through the peaceful town of Ponyville, when suddenly…BAM! Dark spirits, monster queens, evil wizards, all of your deepest nightmares closing in all at once! That’s the feeling I got from this video, and it was awesome to behold. Really loved the smashing metal transitions and gratuitous explosions, not to mention the inclusion of all of the amazing villains from across Equestria. Like the picture says: Friendship may be magic, but Evil is fun!

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Howl by hagabong

For a show about rainbows and unicorns, MLP definitely has some darker moments, and this video concentrates on all of them. Add a liberal dose of villainy and you’ve got a really cool PMV, with an ending that features the darkest and most sinister villain in all of Equestria. I absolutely love the way the scenes fade in to the fast beat of the song, all with just perfect timing!

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Rating: 4.4/5 (5 votes cast)

Unquiet Tears by Jaref

The haunting melody used in this PMV paints a darkly beautiful picture of the three main MLP villains so far (King Sombra won’t be counted since he didn’t get to do anything). Effective use of black and white during the slower first half along with perfectly timed fade ins and outs keep the whole thing very dramatic. Our show has some really great villains, so I love to see a video that gives them the focus they deserve!

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Rating: 4.4/5 (9 votes cast)