History FanFic / NightOfTheShy

20th Apr '17 8:37:12 AM KizunaTallis
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* DisproportionateRetribution: The dragons use almost this exact phrase when describing their outrage at the dragon from "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E7Dragonshy Dragonshy]]" agreeing on behalf of the whole race to serve Nightmare in exchange for revenge against the Mane Case for disrupting his sleep.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: The dragons use almost this exact phrase when describing their outrage at the dragon from "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E7Dragonshy Dragonshy]]" agreeing on behalf of the whole race to serve Nightmare in exchange for revenge against the Mane Case Cast for disrupting his sleep.



* EldritchAbomination: Nightmare, who's possibly the oldest being in Equestria, and whose true form appears as a living cloud of smoke. However, unlike most examples of this trope, she has a definite gender.
** Actually, according to General Spur, Nightmare actually ''is'' genderless (which is odd, considering it speaks in a female voice and forms the image of a female face when in its true form).
*** On top of everything else, Nightmare is about a billion years old, and is described by Chief Thunderhooves as having existed since before the concept of reason had come into existence.

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* EldritchAbomination: Nightmare, who's possibly the oldest being in Equestria, and whose true form appears as a living cloud of smoke. However, unlike most examples of this trope, she has a definite gender.
** Actually, according to General Spur, Nightmare actually ''is'' genderless (which is odd, considering it speaks
gender, or at least a gender identity (speaks in a female voice and forms the image of a female face when in its true form).
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form) as General Spur states Nightmare has NoBiologicalSex.
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On top of everything else, Nightmare is about [[TimeAbyss a billion years old, old]], and is described by Chief Thunderhooves as having existed since before the concept of reason had come into existence.



** Similarly, the dragons (who, admittedly, are probably more in the Neutral category) also hate Nightmare and only serve her because the one from "Dragonshy" foolish agreed to on behalf of the whole race, while apparently running their own agenda.

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** Similarly, the dragons (who, admittedly, are probably more in the Neutral category) also hate Nightmare and only serve her because the one from "Dragonshy" foolish foolishly agreed to on behalf of the whole race, while apparently running their own agenda.
15th Oct '16 10:16:20 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** [[spoiler: After Canterlot falls,]] Nightmare tortures General Spur to force him to reveal the location where Luna hid Discord's statue -- [[InterrogatedForNothing information he doesn't have]]. [[{{Badass}} He mocks her about it.]]

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** [[spoiler: After Canterlot falls,]] Nightmare tortures General Spur to force him to reveal the location where Luna hid Discord's statue -- [[InterrogatedForNothing information he doesn't have]]. [[{{Badass}} He mocks her about it.]]
28th Aug '13 7:39:04 AM Yiffiel
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** During the Battle of Canterlot, a flight of pegasi Royal Guards sneak attack the squadron of Diamond Dogs guarding Sweetie Bell in order to free her. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, it's subverted again, as the Dogs see them coming and kill them.]]

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** During the Battle of Canterlot, a flight of pegasi Royal Guards sneak attack the squadron of Diamond Dogs guarding Sweetie Bell Belle in order to free her. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, it's subverted again, as the Dogs see them coming and kill them.]]
12th May '13 7:38:45 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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* CliffHanger: A painful one, and one that will never be fulfilled due to AuthorExistenceFailure.
4th Mar '13 2:24:39 PM MacronNotes
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* DeadLittleSister: Spitfire had an older sister named Snowfire who was one of the Wonderbolts' best members, until she died in a performance accident.
6th Aug '12 10:33:24 AM ZimsMostLoyalServant
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Sadly, due to the author's unfortunate [[AuthorExistenceFailure passing]], the story will now be left incomplete.


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* DeadFic: As a result of the aforementioned AuthorExistenceFailure.
2nd Aug '12 5:17:04 PM ZimsMostLoyalServant
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* CurbStompBattle: The Battles of Ponyville and Cloudsdale very quickly go in Nightmare's favor. The Battle of Canterlot is somewhat more even-sided [[spoiler: but Nightmare still wins.]]
20th Jul '12 3:41:34 PM ZimsMostLoyalServant
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** [[spoiler: Rainbow Dash]]'s death is also rather sudden and unexpected. One can argue that the shock factor of these deaths actually makes them more effective, as it sells the AnyoneCanDie angle very well.

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** [[spoiler: Rainbow Dash]]'s death is Dash]] and [[spoiler: Ditzy Doo]]'s deaths are also rather sudden and unexpected. One can argue that the shock factor of these deaths actually makes them more effective, as it sells the AnyoneCanDie angle very well.



* JawDrop: Rarity and Spike's reaction to meeting the new and improved Trixie.

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* JawDrop: Rarity and Spike's reaction to meeting the new and improved Trixie. They close each other's mouths.
16th Jul '12 2:58:17 PM ZimsMostLoyalServant
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* AlternateContinuity: For the time being, at least, the story seems to be ignoring the events of "A Canterlot Wedding", with the only element from those episodes present being Shining Armor. (Justified by the fact that it was first written prior to that episode's airing and not being able to fit it into the fic's established setting/mythology.)
14th Jul '12 9:24:49 AM ZimsMostLoyalServant
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** Believe it or not, Nightmare seems to have some standards, albeit twisted ones -- of all things, she takes issue with the ponies' control over the weather, viewing it as unnatural.



*** Also, remember the Windigoes? Turns out, they either served Nightmare or were a story created to hide the truth of an actually attack by her in the past (it's not clear which).

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*** Also, remember the Windigoes? Turns out, they either served Nightmare or were a story created to hide the truth of an actually actual attack by her in the past (it's not clear which).



* ShipTease: Rarity's old attraction to Blueblood is renewed by his CharacterDevelopment, and ends up genuinely attracted to her this time around. Eventually he proposes, and she accepts.

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* ShipTease: Rarity's old attraction to Blueblood is renewed by his CharacterDevelopment, and he ends up genuinely attracted to her this time around. Eventually he proposes, and she accepts.
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