Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library
Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library

Stranger Than Fan Fiction is the 13th Season 6 episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

This episode last aired on Discovery Family on December 26, 2019.


Rainbow Dash attends the Daring Do Convention in Manehattan and meets a pony who hates Daring Do as much as she loves it. The two of them get wrapped up in a real life Daring Do adventure and need to settle their differences if they have any chance of surviving.

Production timeline

May 9, 2014 G.M. Berrow wrote the premise for a proposed Season 5 Daring Do episode titled "Daring Do's Muse", where Rainbow Dash decides to go see A.K. Yearling about the next Daring Do book. It was rejected on May 23.
January 20, 2015 Premise of an early version titled "Number Fish Fan" written by Josh Haber and Michael Vogel. It was rejected on January 26.
January 27, 2015 "Number Fish Fan" replaced by a new episode titled "Stranger Than Fan Fiction". Premise rewritten. It seemed as though Rainbow Dash was to be the only member of the Mane Six appearing in the episode.
February 6, 2015 Episode listed as #614.
February 23, 2015 Outline written. Twilight was written in the opening scene.
March 12, 2015 Episode moved up to #613.
March 20, 2015 First draft of the script written.
April 2, 2015 Second draft of the script written.
April 8, 2015 Polish draft written; script immediately approved.
April 14, 2015 Final draft.
May 27–July 2, 2015 Voice recording in session.
November 3, 2015 Animatic submitted for review.
March 22, 2016 Client cut of animated episode submitted for review.
April 21, 2016 Musical score added.
May 9, 2016 Completed production.


This episode features the following characters:

Main characters
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Rainbow Dash
Quibble Pants
Other characters
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Twilight Sparkle

Home media

DVDs with this episode:

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Season Six
(November 7, 2017)