History Characters / RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse

25th Aug '16 8:53:29 AM RainbowDoubleDash
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** [spoiler: By the end of ''At the Grand Galloping Gala'', however, he's realized his mistake once it's shown that his hatred of Trixie is just a symptom of concern for Twilight. While he won't ever be friends with Trixie, he stops hating her.]]

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** [spoiler: [[spoiler: By the end of ''At the Grand Galloping Gala'', however, he's realized his mistake once it's shown that his hatred of Trixie is just a symptom of concern for Twilight. While he won't ever be friends with Trixie, he stops hating her.]]
24th Aug '16 4:35:35 PM ReaderAt2046
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** As WordOfGod puts it:
-->'''RainbowDoubleDash:''' Within the context of the Lunaverse, there is ''nothing'' beyond Discord and the Elements; they're the top-tier movers and shakers... On a scale of 1 to 10, Discord is ''the guy making the chart'', completely outside any kind of power rating...And the Elements of Harmony are even ''stronger'', but limited by the fact that they have no (discernible) independent will of their own and so must be manipulated by (comparatively, even alicorns count for this purpose) mortal beings, who have mortal minds and mortal limitations on what the Elements can do.
19th Aug '16 2:13:20 PM RainbowDoubleDash
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* YouNoTakeCandle: Since he can't speak Equestrian, he and Lyra converse in Cavallian, serving as the musician's ''lingua franca''. But he's not much good at Cavallian, either.

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* YouNoTakeCandle: Since he can't speak Equestrian, he and Lyra converse in Cavallian, serving as the musician's ''lingua franca''. But he's not much good at Cavallian, either.
either (though then again, neither is Lyra).




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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: [[spoiler: Gives quite a long one to Kristal Zati at the end of ''The Glass Kingdom'', pointing out every flaw in the Guarsai's plan to reveal Ispelu Magikoa as a traitor.]]
** [[spoiler: The speach, however, is somewhat undercut by the epilogue's revelation that Zati ''wanted'' the Guarsai to lose power in Zaldia...since that makes a changeling invasion easier.]]



* [[spoiler: PowerCorrupts: It's a known drawback of the Alicorn Amulet. However, Spike does manage to shake it off before anything truly serious happens.]]

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* [[spoiler: PowerCorrupts: It's a known drawback of the Alicorn Amulet. However, Spike does manage to shake it off before anything truly serious happens.happens, and does an excellent job of resisting it in the meantime.]]



* CharacterizationMarchesOn: When Corona first appeared, she was a mad, ravening psychopath who shouted at the drop of a hat, refused to even entertain the idea she was wrong or listen to any appeals to reason, and was ready and willing to do terrible things to regain her "rightful" throne. As the Lunaverse has progressed, however, Corona has become somewhat more introspective, subtle, and open. She still thinks she's in the right, but is willing to talk and listen to others, make what are (to her) reasoned arguments about why she should rule, and is also actively working towards minimizing the bloodshed and violence that will be required to take the throne.



** When forced to choose between stopping Corona and stopping a necromancer who's already slaughtered an entire civilization, the Elements choose to stop Corona. In this case, though, it backfires on them.

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** When forced to choose between stopping Corona and stopping a necromancer who's already slaughtered an entire civilization, the Elements choose to stop Corona. In this case, though, it Corona - ''twice'', in the same fic. It backfires on them.both times.



* IGaveMyWord: Insane and poorly tempered though she may be, Celestia is honest. She openly said she wouldn't be the one to break the temporary alliance with the Element Bearers.

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* IGaveMyWord: Insane and poorly tempered though she may be, Celestia is honest. She openly said she wouldn't be the one to break the temporary alliance with the Element Bearers.Bearers, [[spoiler: and in fact, she doesn't.]]



* LightIsNotGood:

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* LightIsNotGood:LightIsNotGood: Her every step causes small flames, her eyes glow with power, her body is suffused with light, her cutie mark is the sun...and she is arguably the greatest threat to Equestria.



* Really700YearsOld: Like her younger sister Luna, she has forgotten her exact age beyond "millennia." [[BrickJoke No word as to whether she looks cute in glasses, though.]]
* RedemptionRejection: Luna offers her sister a chance to start over, but the mares mind is to far gone to even consider it.

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* Really700YearsOld: Like her younger sister Luna, she has forgotten her exact age beyond "millennia." "millennia", though the difference in age between Luna and Celestia is less than ten years. [[BrickJoke No word as to whether she looks cute in glasses, though.]]
* RedemptionRejection: Luna offers her sister a chance to start over, over at the end of ''Longest Night, Longest Day'', but the mares mare's mind is to far gone to even consider it.it.
** [[spoiler: Every time they've met since then, Luna keeps on trying, and Celestia keeps on rejecting. However, [[HopeSpot Celestia no longer rejects the notion out of hoof]], and often tries just as hard to convince Luna to see things her way.]]



* ArtifactOfDoom: [[spoiler: The Rainbow of Darkness.]]



* CurbstompBattle: Against another dragon, Sjach, in ''The Great Dragon Coronation''. Sjach was half his age, almost as large, universally regarded by other dragons to be a potential Overlord himself, and not blind or crippled in any way. [[spoiler: There was no point when he was winning against Solrathicharnon.]]



* RevengeMyopia: He doesn't care that his family fired the metaphorical first shot. He wants vengeance on Luna for the [[SarcasmMode heinous crime]] of refusing to lie down and die.

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* RevengeMyopia: He doesn't care that his family fired the metaphorical first shot. shot, [[spoiler: and arguably doesn't even care about their deaths at all anymore]]. He wants vengeance on Luna for the [[SarcasmMode heinous crime]] of refusing to lie down and die.
die, [[spoiler: and has privately admitted to himself that if doing so required the death of every single dragon in the world to pull off, it would be a price worth paying]].
19th Aug '16 1:45:38 PM RainbowDoubleDash
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** WordOfGod is that between the two, Luna is actually ''far'' more capable of cruelty and malice than Celestia. The worst Celestia will ever (intentionally) do, no matter how much you piss her off, is kill you, and quickly at that. Luna's the one who comes up with creative punishments designed to make you ''suffer''.



* NotSoDifferent: On occasions, but especially in flashbacks, she displays several negative traits of her apprentice, Trixie, including ManipulativeBitch tendencies, reflexive fondness for lying or avoiding the truth, a nasty temper when slighted, and a high dependency on alcohol. On a more light-hearted note, she also shares Trixie's dislike of paperwork.

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* NotSoDifferent: On occasions, but especially in flashbacks, she displays several negative traits of her apprentice, Trixie, including ManipulativeBitch tendencies, reflexive fondness for lying or avoiding the truth, a nasty temper when slighted, and a high dependency on alcohol. On a more light-hearted note, she also shares Trixie's dislike of paperwork.paperwork and love of foals.



* PraetorianGuard: Her Night Guard. Their signature appearance (bat wings, slitted eyes, tufted ears, and fangs) is stated to be the result of a glamour on their armor.

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* PraetorianGuard: Her Night Guard. Their signature appearance (bat wings, slitted eyes, tufted ears, and fangs) is stated to be the result of a glamour on their armor. [[spoiler: It's also noted that their job is actually to protect those ''around'' Luna, as she is more than capable of defending herself, but anything that would meaningfully attack her is probably going to do so in such a way as to put innocent lives at risk in the process.]]



** [spoiler: By the end of ''At the Grand Galloping Gala'', however, he's realized his mistake once it's shown that his hatred of Trixie is just a symptom of concern for Twilight. While he won't ever be friends with Trixie, he stops hating her.]]



* FantasticRacism: WordOfGod is that he's a diehard tribalist who is morally offended that non-unicorns have as much power on the Court that they do. In 'Climing the Mountain', he refers to Baron Mounty Max's goat secretary, Mrs. Grobnar, as his ''pet''.

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* FantasticRacism: WordOfGod is that he's He's a diehard tribalist who is morally offended that non-unicorns have as much power on the Court that they do. In 'Climing the Mountain', he refers to Baron Mounty Max's goat secretary, Mrs. Grobnar, as his ''pet''.



* DemotedToExtra: In the earlier stories [[WhatCouldHaveBeen he was intended to become the primary political antagonist for the Lunaverse Six]], before Duke Greengrass took the role.

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* DemotedToExtra: In the earlier stories [[WhatCouldHaveBeen he was intended to become the primary political antagonist for the Lunaverse Six]], Trixie]], before Duke Greengrass took over and expanded the role.role to include the entire Lunaverse Six.



* ThemeNaming: The Blueblood family make a habit of naming their children after ranks of nobility higher than their actual station.

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* ThemeNaming: The Blueblood family make a habit of naming their children after ranks of nobility higher than their actual station.
nobility.



* BodyHorror: Of all of the ponies freaked out by her using her power to the fullest (and thus manifesting as a draconequus), she was the most disturbed of the lot.

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* BodyHorror: Of all of the ponies freaked out by her using her power to the fullest (and thus manifesting as making herself look like a draconequus), she was the most disturbed of the lot. lot.



* PowerDegeneration: Using her chaos magic warps her body and mind.

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* OneWingedAngel: It's a moth's wing. She also has a moth's antenna, a gorilla's arm, a tiger's paw, a changeling's hind leg, a tiger's eyes, and an ankylosaur's tail.
* PowerDegeneration: Using her chaos magic warps her body and and, to a lesser extent, her mind.




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** In the Lunaverse, [[spoiler: Chaos magic can be neither controlled nor contained, only directed. Fortunately discordians like Zizanie simply lack the raw power needed to become true Reality Warpers]]



* AGodAmI: Averted. Cadence's specific goal in ''An Early Reunion'' is basically to become the deity of the sun, but she continuously demonstrates herself to be kind, caring, maybe a little ditzy, but in all ways, even if not necessarily right for the job, certainly not a bad candidate, and a far cry better than her predecessor.

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* AGodAmI: Averted. Cadence's specific goal in ''An Early Reunion'' is basically to become the deity of the sun, but she continuously demonstrates herself to be kind, caring, maybe a little ditzy, but in all ways, even if not necessarily right for the job, certainly not a bad candidate, and a far cry better than what her predecessor. predecessor had become.



* LightIsGood: The one example of this trope in a setting where [[LightIsNotGood the opposite]] is generally true.

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* LightIsGood: The one example of this trope in a setting where [[LightIsNotGood the opposite]] is generally true.true; her heraldry and colors specifically invoke the image of a rising or setting sun.



* MayflyDecemberRomance: She married Cartasole after the events of ''An Early Reunion'', but outlived him due to being immortal. She's noted to have had other romances over the centuries, with Shining Armor [[ForegoneConclusion hinted to]] [[OfficialCouple become next]]. [[spoiler: That is, unless the [[DoomedByCanon canon]] is [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in later fics...]]

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* MayflyDecemberRomance: She married Cartasole after the events of ''An Early Reunion'', but outlived him due to being immortal. She's noted to have had other romances over the centuries, with Shining Armor [[ForegoneConclusion hinted to]] [[OfficialCouple become next]]. [[spoiler: That is, unless the [[DoomedByCanon canon]] is [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in later fics...]]


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** The later story ''From the Depths'' has her do battle with Squirk, a bona-fide Eldritch Horror who previously had fought ''both'' Luna and Celestia to a near-standstill. [[spoiler: Cadenza wins. Alone.]]
** [[spoiler: When an extraordinarily powerful black dragon invaded Cavallia around 300 years ago looking for a thief who had stolen from his horde, Cadenza didn't even break a sweat in stopping him.]]
3rd Aug '16 4:15:27 PM ReaderAt2046
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** CuteWitch: [[spoiler: Friendship is Magic, so her mark in making friends also lets her cast just about any kind of spell.]]


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** Whatever happened to her when she tried to fill in for her aunt in the Night Court left her so broken that even years later just hearing the words "Night Court" sends her into a panic attack.


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* NoodleIncident: The details of exactly what happened when she served as her aunt's Night Court proxy for a summer are still vague, but it's implied that that's what made her the ShrinkingViolet she is now. Even years later just hearing the words "Night Court" sends her into a panic attack.
15th Jul '16 11:56:27 AM ReaderAt2046
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* ReligionOfEvil: Oaton was founded by Tirek cultists looking for a place to hide from Luna. Over the years, this has been forgotten, leaving behind nothing more than a vague tradition of isolationism.


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!!Bocu Yangin
!!! A sentient greater jinn from the Naquahn Caliphate. [[spoiler: Enslaved by Cheerilee to guide the party to the Army Of Smoke And Fire. Later captured by Kindle and brought to Corona, who offered her friendship.]]

* AmuletOfDependency: Her bound item, an anklet with three gems set into it. It acts as a focus for the magic that holds her together, but also allows the wearer to control her.
* ElementalEmbodiment: Unlike most jinn, she can command all four elements, though she's best with fire and earth.
* FaceHeelTurn: Maybe. When Kindle took her bound item to Corona, Celestia gave it to Yangin, and ''asked'' Yangin to join her. We don't see whether she took the offer.
* WhatTheHellHero: Cheerilee using her bound item to control her stirred up a huge amount of controversy, both in and out of the story.
11th Jul '16 8:03:22 AM Scorntex
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!!Lotso Lots
!!!Ponyville's retail agent



* TheGenericGuy: Ponies have a hard time remembering or focusing on Notary while she's present.


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* TheNondescript: Ponies have a hard time remembering or focusing on Notary while she's present.


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!!Wandza Waving
!!!Archivist of the Royal Library
11th Jul '16 4:27:59 AM Scorntex
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* ShrinkingViolet: When she's not crazy, she's not very good with others.


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!!Bootheel
!!!A unicorn working for Shiny Copper Coin obsessed with hitting on ponies
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Strongly subscribes to this.
* ReAssignedToAntarctica: Eventually he hit on somepony he shouldn't have, and got reassigned to the Griffon Embassy. Not that it stopped him hitting on ponies in the slightest, though.
* RefugeInAudacity: He actually tries hitting on ''Princess Luna'', in the middle of a party. [[spoiler:She then manages to say something so hideously smutty he turns bright red and has to have a strong drink.]]


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* {{Jerkass}}: She's first introduced being incredibly rude and condescending toward the villagers of Oaton.


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!!Lock'n'Key
!!!Unicorn, one of Shiny Copper Coin's houseguard, Cut'n'Dry's brother.
* NiceGuy: He's much more easy-going than his sister.
10th Jul '16 3:49:37 PM Scorntex
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* BiggerBad: In ''The Hero of Oaton'' and ''The Return of Tamberlon''. [[spoiler:Played straight in the former, where a shrine to him is responsible for corrupting Tarnished and almost destroying Oaton, but subverted in the latter, where Grogar summons him, takes his soul back from him, and chucks him back to Tartarus.]]

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* BiggerBad: BreakTheBadass: [[spoiler:Luna stole some of his power to become Nightmare Moon. A thousand years later, he's in incredibly poor shape, and utterly horrified at being dragged out of Tartarus by Grogar.]]
* TheCorrupter: [[spoiler:Luna states he enjoyed bringing out the worst in others.]]
* CrazyPrepared: [[spoiler:He hid fragments of his soul all over the place, in the hope they'd absorb negative emotions and become whole beings, at which point they would free him.]]
* GreaterScopeVillain:
In ''The Hero of Oaton'' and ''The Return of Tamberlon''. [[spoiler:Played straight in the former, where a shrine to him is responsible for corrupting Tarnished and almost destroying Oaton, but subverted in the latter, where Grogar summons him, takes his soul back from him, and chucks him back to Tartarus.]]
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler:He was sealed away in Tartarus long ago. Not to mention those several fragments of his soul lying around the world.
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8th Jul '16 6:59:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan: It's implied in ''Return of Tambelon'' that she helped teach Ditzy Doo how to be kind.

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* TheObiWan: TheMentor: It's implied in ''Return of Tambelon'' that she helped teach Ditzy Doo how to be kind.
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