History FanFic / TheStarsWillAidTheirEscape

14th Jun '17 8:21:33 AM Godzillawolf
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* DidntSeeThatComing: [[spoiler:Herald assumed the fear of him killing them would be enough to stop the Bearers from using the Elements against him and thus is left open when they overcome said fear and blast him point blank, and apparently didn't realize emerging into reality right in front of them would give them the opening they needed to do so.]]
** [[spoiler:Earlier than that, and the point where his entire plan starts falling apart, he didn't expect that one of the mane six would think to use Spike to send him outside of reality to face the Princesses. They not only manage to begin ''winning'' against him, but this buys the mane six enough time to kill the Dark Young and foil his attempt to summon Shub-Niggurath.]]

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[[spoiler:Herald assumed the fear of him killing them would be enough to stop the Bearers from using the Elements against him and thus is left open when they overcome said fear and blast him point blank, and apparently didn't realize emerging into reality right in front of them would give them the opening they needed to do so.]]
** [[spoiler:Earlier than that, and the point where his entire plan starts falling apart, he didn't expect that one of the mane six would think to use Spike to send him outside of reality to face the Princesses.Princesses, and likewise didn't expect that part of his plan to backfire spectacularly if they did. They not only manage to begin ''winning'' against him, but this buys the mane six enough time to kill the Dark Young and foil his attempt to summon Shub-Niggurath.]]


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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[spoiler:Nyarlathotep depends on the Mane Six being too afraid of death to use the Elements of Harmony to defeat him and never seemed to consider the idea they'd overcome that fear. As a result, when they decide they're NotAfraidOfYouAnymore, he's left completely open to a direct hit from the Elements.]]


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* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:Nyarlathotep's entire plan comes crashing down around him when Pinkie and Spike blast him outside the universe where he sent the Princesses. Not only does it buy the heroes enough time to kill the Dark Young and foil his summoning of Shub-Niggurath, it causes his method of getting the Princesses out of his way to blow up in his face, since with no one around to risk hurting they don't have to ''hold back'' against him. All this leaves him wide open to the Elements the moment he arrives back in the universe, wounded both physically and mental from the beating the Princesses gave him.]]
19th May '17 3:37:02 PM HighCrate
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:For all his GenreSavvy, Herald ends up being defeated by several of his own actions throughout the story. Throwing the CMC's souls over the waterfall not only allows them to be retrieved, but takes away the one thing that might have stopped Pinkie Pie from banishing him to outside of reality the same way he did it to the Princesses. That action in and of itself ends up costing him, as it allows them to fight him at full strength without having to worry about hurting their subjects as they would in Equestria, allowing them to begin ''winning'' the fight. This also buys the mane six enough time to kill the Dark Young and stop Shub-Niggurath's summoning.]]

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:For all his GenreSavvy, Herald [[spoiler:Herald ends up being defeated by several of his own actions throughout the story. Throwing the CMC's souls over the waterfall not only allows them to be retrieved, but takes away the one thing that might have stopped Pinkie Pie from banishing him to outside of reality the same way he did it to the Princesses. That action in and of itself ends up costing him, as it allows them to fight him at full strength without having to worry about hurting their subjects as they would in Equestria, allowing them to begin ''winning'' the fight. This also buys the mane six enough time to kill the Dark Young and stop Shub-Niggurath's summoning.]]



* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Herald actually gets ''angry'' when the Princesses, in their true forms, begin to ''win'' against him, damaging him faster than he can heal, symbolized by his mask being cracked when he returns to the mortal plane. While he maintains his composure, he loses enough of his GenreSavvy to leave himself wide open to the Elements of Harmony.]]

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* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Herald actually gets ''angry'' when the Princesses, in their true forms, begin to ''win'' against him, damaging him faster than he can heal, symbolized by his mask being cracked when he returns to the mortal plane. While he maintains his composure, he loses enough of his GenreSavvy to leave leaves himself wide open to the Elements of Harmony.]]
1st Nov '16 7:02:09 PM dvorak
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* MythologyGag: Herald pays Rarity a one-of-a-kind gem for his outfit. One of Nyarlahotep's forms, the Haunter in the Dark, is associated with something called a "shining trapezoidohedron", which is a fancy way of saying "gem shaped thingy"
21st Jul '16 5:21:34 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Herald, aside from manipulating the ''entire'' story to his favor, also admits that the Elements of Harmony might actually work on him, and so states that he ''will'' kill the Bearers if they so much as try to use them.
** [[spoiler:Backfires on him in the end when he assumes the fear of him killing them will prevent them from using them. When their bond to each other proves stronger than their fear, he's left open to a point blank blast of the Elements of Harmony.]]
28th Apr '16 12:56:09 PM Godzillawolf
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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: [[spoiler:The Princesses pretty much end up doing this to Herald towards the end of their fight outside reality, where they don't have to hold anything back. They deal so much damage, so quickly to him that it outpaces his HealingFactor and forces him to retreat back to mortal reality.]]
28th Apr '16 12:49:38 PM Godzillawolf
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* SealedGoodInACan: [[spoiler:With the Princesses weakened by the eclipse, Nyarlathotep is able to banish them outside reality. He admits it's only temporary, but also that by the time they get out it'll be too late.]]

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* SealedGoodInACan: [[spoiler:With the Princesses weakened by the eclipse, Nyarlathotep is able to banish them outside reality. He admits it's only temporary, but also that by the time they get out it'll be too late.]] This ends up backfiring on him when Pinkie manages to send him to join them, allowing the Princesses to [[IAmNotLeftHanded not having to hold back on him.]]]]
28th Apr '16 12:45:26 PM Godzillawolf
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* HumiliationConga: [[spoiler:Herald]] ends up on the receiving end of one starting with [[spoiler:Pinkie using ''Spike'' of all things to banish him outside reality, where his method of getting the Princesses out of his way blows up in his face by allowing them to unleash their full fury on him, pounding him so badly the damage outpaces his HealingFactor.]] While that is happening, [[spoiler:his plans are completely wrecked by Twilight and company taking advantage of his absence to slaughter the Dark Young and ruin his summoning of Shub-Niggurath. Finally, when he flees back to mortal reality, he's greeted by the Mane Six deciding they're NotAfraidOfYouAnymore and vaporizing him point blank with the Elements, after which the Princesses seal up the way he got into Equestria.]]
17th Apr '16 12:14:18 PM superboy313
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* EvilerThanThou: In the chapter [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/35717/16/the-stars-will-aid-their-escape/faades Facades]], Herald refers to Discord as a "professional amateur".

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* EvilerThanThou: In the chapter [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/35717/16/the-stars-will-aid-their-escape/faades Facades]], Herald Nyarlathotep refers to Discord as a "professional amateur".
17th Apr '16 12:13:35 PM superboy313
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* EvilerThanThou: In the chapter [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/35717/16/the-stars-will-aid-their-escape/faades Facades]], Herald refers to Discord as a "professional amateur". Of course when you really analyze it, Discord is an insect compared to Nyarlathotep.

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* EvilerThanThou: In the chapter [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/35717/16/the-stars-will-aid-their-escape/faades Facades]], Herald refers to Discord as a "professional amateur". Of course when you really analyze it, Discord is an insect compared to Nyarlathotep.
17th Apr '16 12:09:12 PM superboy313
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* EldritchAbomination: Obviously, though so far we've only seen the Dark Young (which are low-level enough that while the ponies view them as ''wrong'', they're not mind-breakingly wrong [[note]]except in Trixie's case, but that was mostly Herald's doing[[/note]]) and Herald (who is Nyarlathotep disguised as a pony).

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* EldritchAbomination: Obviously, though so far we've only seen the Dark Young (which are low-level enough that while the ponies view them as ''wrong'', they're not mind-breakingly wrong [[note]]except in Trixie's case, but that was mostly Herald's doing[[/note]]) and Herald (who is Nyarlathotep disguised as in the form of a pony).



* EvilerThanThou: In the chapter [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/35717/16/the-stars-will-aid-their-escape/faades Facades]], Herald refers to Discord as a "professional amateur". Of course when you really analyze it, Discord is an insect compared to Nyarlathotep.



* TakeThat: An InUniverse example. In one chapter, Herald refers to [[MadGod Discord]] as a "professional amateur". In other words, he's referring to him as an inferior being. Though to be fair, Discord is an insect compared to the [[CosmicEntity Outer]] [[EldritchAbomination Gods]].
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