History FanFic / ATrustedFriendInScienceAndPonies

16th Jun '16 7:48:48 PM 43110
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* BiggerBad: [[spoiler:The Combine]] is this throughout the first half of the story, as [=GLaDOS=] drives the plot by attempting to [[spoiler:bring them to Equestria.]]


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* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler:The Combine]] is this throughout the first half of the story, as [=GLaDOS=] drives the plot by attempting to [[spoiler:bring them to Equestria.]]
30th Mar '16 8:33:42 AM ObsidianFire
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* GenreSavvy: Applejack is savvy enough to accurately predict a conversation between Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash.
** DangerouslyGenreSavvy: [=GLaDOS=] knows all the tropes, and uses them to her advantage.

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* GenreSavvy: Applejack is savvy enough to accurately predict a conversation between Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash.
** DangerouslyGenreSavvy:
[=GLaDOS=] knows all the tropes, and uses them to her advantage.
18th Dec '15 5:33:49 PM FortunateKitsune
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* SkewedPriorities: [=GLaDOS=] is relieved that the giant snake eating Spot is not poisonous because [[spoiler:she could only say IWarnedYou for giant snakes, not giant ''poisonous'' snakes.]] Her priorities in general are pretty skewed.

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* SkewedPriorities: [=GLaDOS=] is relieved that the giant snake eating Spot is not poisonous venomous because [[spoiler:she could only say IWarnedYou for giant snakes, not giant ''poisonous'' ''venomous'' snakes.]] Her priorities in general are pretty skewed.
16th Nov '14 5:51:16 AM Valsion
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* IdiotPlot: Much of the plot revolves around the supposed heroes being colossally stupid. This is pointed out repeatedly within the story itself.



* MoralEventHorizon: A major theme of the story is regarding [=GLaDOS=]'s Moral Event Horizon. Though for many readers, she has passed it early on when she [[spoiler:puts Fluttershy in a coma]], Celestia explains in chapter 20 that [[spoiler:her true Moral Event Horizon corresponds with her DespairEventHorizon]].
8th Jul '14 12:17:07 AM Artful
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* IdiotPlot: Much of the plot revolves around the supposed heroes being colossally stupid.

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* IdiotPlot: Much of the plot revolves around the supposed heroes being colossally stupid. This is pointed out repeatedly within the story itself.
8th Jul '14 12:08:26 AM Artful
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* IdiotPlot: Much of the plot revolves around the supposed heroes being colossally stupid.


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* TrailersAlwaysLie: [[spoiler:Chell in fact does not stop [=GLaDOS=], and in fact is instrumental in her evil plan succeeding.]]
1st May '14 4:01:59 PM Rethkir
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* YouCannotThwartPhaseOne: [[spoiler:Nopony is able to stop [=GLaDOS=] from bringing the Combine to Equestria.]]

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* YouCannotThwartPhaseOne: YouCantThwartStageOne: [[spoiler:Nopony is able to stop [=GLaDOS=] from bringing the Combine to Equestria.]]
30th Apr '14 7:56:48 PM Rethkir
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It is an ongoing fic, first written two years after the publication of the original in response to its SequelHook and lack of a sequel. The story takes place following the events of the original, continuing the StoryArc.

'''Spoilers for ''FanFic/BetterLivingThroughScienceAndPonies'' will be unmarked.'''

After saving Equestria from [=GLaDOS=]' evil, Chell is finally able to live the life she never had... until [=GLaDOS=] sets in motion her plan to rebuild Aperture Science. It's only a matter of time before the experiments begin again, and only Chell will be able to stop her.

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It is an ongoing fic, first written two years after the publication of the original in response to its SequelHook and lack of a sequel. The story takes place following the events of the original, continuing the StoryArc.

'''Spoilers
StoryArc. Picking up where the original left off, it is a longer and more in-depth tale that chronicles GLaDOS's plan to rebuild Aperture Science and the emotional turmoil it causes for Chell and her friends in Ponyville.

Spoilers
for ''FanFic/BetterLivingThroughScienceAndPonies'' will be unmarked.'''

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After saving Equestria from [=GLaDOS=]' [=GLaDOS=]'s evil, Chell is finally able to live the life she never had... until [=GLaDOS=] sets in motion her plan to rebuild Aperture Science. It's only a matter of time before the experiments begin again, and only Chell will be able to stop her.



* ArcWords: Still alive.

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** Emancipation grills are shown to also block the use of magic through them.
* ArcWords: Still alive.The phrase "still alive" is said a lot early on.



* BiggerBad: [[spoiler:The G-Man]] may or may not be this.
* [[spoiler:BroughtDowntoNormal: Princess Celestia.]]

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* BiggerBad: [[spoiler:The G-Man]] may or may not be this.
Combine]] is this throughout the first half of the story, as [=GLaDOS=] drives the plot by attempting to [[spoiler:bring them to Equestria.]]
* [[spoiler:BroughtDowntoNormal: [[spoiler:BroughtDownToNormal: Princess Celestia.]]



* {{Crossover}}: With ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' [[spoiler:and ''VideoGame/HalfLife''.]]

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* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:[=GLaDOS=] doesn't even try to win the fight against Chell and her friends in chapter 20.]]
* {{Crossover}}: With ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' [[spoiler:and ''VideoGame/HalfLife''.]][[spoiler:''VideoGame/HalfLife''.]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: Very much so compared to the prequel. The tone of this sequel is far darker and heavyhearted than the original.



* TheDeterminator: No points for guessing that Chell fits this bill, but she takes it to the extreme in chapter 20 [[spoiler:during her fight with [=GLaDOS=], when she refuses to give up even after she's been defeated.]]



%%* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: The [[spoiler:anti-mass spectrometer]] spins, just like in [[spoiler:''VideoGame/HalfLife'']].

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%%* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: The [[spoiler:anti-mass spectrometer]] spins, just like in [[spoiler:''VideoGame/HalfLife'']].* EnemyEatsYourLunch: [=GLaDOS=] steals a cake that Pinkie Pie made [[spoiler:and eats it]].



* ForcedToWatch: [=GLaDOS=]' goal is [[spoiler:to make Chell watch the destruction of Equestria and her friends.]]

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* ForcedToWatch: [=GLaDOS=]' goal is [[spoiler:to [=GLaDOS=]'s plans to to make Chell watch the [[spoiler:the destruction of Equestria and her friends.]]



* FreudianExcuse: This fic delves into the reason why [=GLaDOS=] changed after ''VideoGame/{{Portal2}}''

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* FreudianExcuse: This fic delves into the reason why [=GLaDOS=] changed after ''VideoGame/{{Portal2}}''''VideoGame/{{Portal2}}'', and generally attempts to cast [=GLaDOS=] in a sympathetic light, despite the terrible things she does throughout the story.



** DangerouslyGenreSavvy: [=GLaDOS=] knows all the tropes, and uses them to her advantage.



* HeroicSacrifice: Fluttershy sacrifices herself to save some animals. (She doesn't quite die, though.)
* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler:Almost happens to Fluttershy. The fans were not taking it well.]]
* LateArrivalSpoiler: It's very hard to talk about this story without spoiling things from the previous one.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: GLaDOS offers this gem: "Donít give me one of your stupid pretentious ''friendship'' lessons. Iíd watch a show for little girls if I wanted to hear that. I swear, I feel like Iím in one when Iím around you stupid, happy ponies."

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* HeroicSacrifice: Fluttershy [[spoiler:Fluttershy sacrifices herself to save some animals. animals.]] (She doesn't quite die, though.)
* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler:Almost Almost happens to Fluttershy. [[spoiler:Fluttershy]]. The fans readers were not taking it well.]]
well.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: It's very hard to talk about this story without spoiling things from the previous one.
ending of the original, considering that [=GLaDOS=] being NotQuiteDead was a TwistEnding.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] offers this gem: "Donít give me one of your stupid pretentious ''friendship'' lessons. Iíd watch a show for little girls if I wanted to hear that. I swear, I feel like Iím in one when Iím around you stupid, happy ponies."



* LogicBomb: Pinkie Pie attempts one on [=GLaDOS=] involving OppositeDay. [[spoiler:It doesn't work.]]



* MoralEventHorizon: A major theme of the story is regarding [=GLaDOS=]'s Moral Event Horizon. Though for many readers, she has passed it early on when she [[spoiler:puts Fluttershy in a coma]], Celestia explains in chapter 20 that [[spoiler:her true Moral Event Horizon corresponds with her DespairEventHorizon]].



** She does this later with [[spoiler:Princess Celestia, except this time, [=GLaDOS=] is the puppeteer.]]
* PillarOfLight: The [[spoiler:Anti-Mass Spectrometer]] produces a spectacular one whenever it is used.



** In chapter 20, [=GLaDOS=] plays the FinalBoss theme of ''VideoGame/PortalPrelude'' and references the game.



* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: [[spoiler:This is why [=GLaDOS=] made a FaceHeelTurn in the previous story.]]

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* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: [[spoiler:This is why [=GLaDOS=] made a FaceHeelTurn [[spoiler:[=GLaDOS=] was corrupted again when after she came back in her old body at the previous story.end of ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}''.]]



* {{Tsundere}}: [=GLaDOS=], big time. It becomes apparent during Chapter 10, as her personality becomes more erratic and switches between mean and kind.

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* {{Tsundere}}: [=GLaDOS=], big time. It becomes apparent during Chapter chapter 10, as her personality becomes more erratic and switches between mean and kind.kind.
* YouCannotThwartPhaseOne: [[spoiler:Nopony is able to stop [=GLaDOS=] from bringing the Combine to Equestria.]]
30th Apr '14 2:07:41 AM rcmerod52
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* PrecisionFStrike: In chapter 20, courtesy of Chell.
30th Apr '14 2:00:52 AM rcmerod52
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* AscendedFanon: As of chapter 20, ''VideoGame/PortalPrelude'' is considered canon to this story.
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