History FandomSpecificPlot / MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic

25th Feb '18 3:27:54 AM Pichu-kun
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* There are several fanworks delving into Celestia and Luna's lives prior to their ascensions and what they did to ascend.
24th Feb '18 6:41:16 PM Someoneman
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* "Character X becomes an alicorn" has always been a popular plot, as it allowed exploration of what it ''meant'' to be an alicorn, having to deal with power and immortality, and what the Canterlot royalty was like. While all of the mane six have undergone it at some point, Twilight was by far the most common. [[spoiler:And then [[IKnewIt it actually happened]].]]

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* "Character X becomes an alicorn" has always been a popular plot, as it allowed exploration of what it ''meant'' to be an alicorn, having to deal with power and immortality, and what the Canterlot royalty was like. While all of the mane six have undergone it at some point, Twilight was by far the most common. [[spoiler:And And then [[IKnewIt it actually happened]].]]



** Another popular type is Twilight [[TheStarscream overthrowing Celestia, possibly even killing her]]. [[spoiler: Now that Twilight actually is a Princess herself, the fics have taken a new direction; instead of being like an [[Franchise/StarWars Sith Apprentice killing his master to become the next Sith Lord]], it's more like an assassination]].
* A seventh Element of Harmony being revealed. If an OC is involved, it usually requires a retcon of what happened when they were first used. When an OC isn't involved, Trixie is a common candidate, and with [[spoiler: Twilight being an alicorn]], the harmony of two pegasi/unicorns/earth ponies is restored.

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** Another popular type is Twilight [[TheStarscream overthrowing Celestia, possibly even killing her]]. [[spoiler: Now that Twilight actually is a Princess herself, the fics have taken a new direction; instead of being like an [[Franchise/StarWars Sith Apprentice killing his master to become the next Sith Lord]], it's more like an assassination]].
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* A seventh Element of Harmony being revealed. If an OC is involved, it usually requires a retcon of what happened when they were first used. When an OC isn't involved, Trixie is a common candidate, and with [[spoiler: Twilight being becoming an alicorn]], alicorn after season 3, the harmony of two pegasi/unicorns/earth ponies is restored.



** Before [[spoiler: Twilight became an alicorn]], a number of alternate universe fics posed the question of how different events would be if Twilight had different attributes then usual. Either she was born as a different species, a different gender or other physical, mental or emotional attributes. A different life history where she's an orphan and gets adopted by Princess Celestia is also quite common.

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** Before [[spoiler: Twilight became an alicorn]], alicorn, a number of alternate universe fics posed the question of how different events would be if Twilight had different attributes then usual. Either she was born as a different species, a different gender or other physical, mental or emotional attributes. A different life history where she's an orphan and gets adopted by Princess Celestia is also quite common.



* What with the [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal profusion of princesses in the plotline, a very prolific plot pertains to one of the princesses presiding]] over open court and the various difficulties and adventures that result from the petitions brought before them. Became especially common upon Princess Luna's return in season two and even more so once [[spoiler: Twilight Sparkle became an Alicorn Princess at the end of season 3]]. As often played for humor (ridiculous requests and royal shenanigans) as for drama (princesses angsting over responsibilities, politics, etc). [[spoiler: Twilight-centered fics tend to wind up with both: she's extremely neurotic and a perfectionist, but just what exactly is she the princess of anyway?]][[note]] [[spoiler: Friendship]] [[/note]]

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* What with the [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal profusion of princesses in the plotline, a very prolific plot pertains to one of the princesses presiding]] over open court and the various difficulties and adventures that result from the petitions brought before them. Became especially common upon Princess Luna's return in season two and even more so once [[spoiler: Twilight Sparkle became an Alicorn Princess at the end of season 3]].3. As often played for humor (ridiculous requests and royal shenanigans) as for drama (princesses angsting over responsibilities, politics, etc). [[spoiler: Twilight-centered fics tend to wind up with both: she's extremely neurotic and a perfectionist, but just what exactly is she the princess of anyway?]][[note]] anyway?[[note]] [[spoiler: Friendship]] [[/note]]
18th Feb '18 9:16:32 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* Before Season 2, stories about the [[FanNickname mane six]] having to face the "Elements of Discord/Disharmony/Chaos", {{Evil Counterpart}}s to their Elements of Harmony, were quite common.

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* Before Season 2, stories about the [[FanNickname mane six]] having to face the "Elements of Discord/Disharmony/Chaos", {{Evil Counterpart}}s to their Elements of Harmony, were quite common. And then the Season 2 opener happened and made it sort-of canon with the reveal of Discord.



** The season five finale actually had the arc villain going back and deliberately stopping Rainbow's Rainboom, spinning off no less than seven alternate universes ''in canon'', all of which are fairly grimdark. Fics which explored these specific alternate worlds exploded; the Crystal War timeline, being the first visited, is quite popular due to Rainbow having a metal wing, the second and third timelines have some focus since they bring forth old fandom favorites the Changelings and Nightmare Moon, and most of the others are fairly lightly touched upon. The final timeline, though, has inspired quite a few attempted explanations for it being a total wasteland.

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** The season five finale actually had the arc villain going back and deliberately stopping Rainbow's Rainboom, spinning off no less than seven alternate universes ''in canon'', all of which are fairly grimdark.grimdark (The Mane Six never becoming the Elements of Harmony mean that all the major villains they faced ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and the Flim-Flam brothers]]) won). Fics which explored these specific alternate worlds exploded; the Crystal War timeline, being the first visited, is quite popular due to Rainbow having a metal wing, the second and third timelines have some focus since they bring forth old fandom favorites the Changelings and Nightmare Moon, and most of the others are fairly lightly touched upon. The final timeline, though, has inspired quite a few attempted explanations for it being a total wasteland.


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* There's a common fanon assumption that any pony with an hourglass cutie mark (there are a few among the background ponies, like Minuette and Time Turner) is a [[Franchise/DoctorWho Time Lord]]. It all started when people noticed that an unnamed male pony looked kinda like Creator/DavidTennant (the pony in question was later named Time Turner), and it spiraled out from there.
6th Feb '18 7:34:26 PM infernape612
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** It's also Generally accepted that if G1 is the past of FIM in a fanfic, 9/10 times, Megan has a Religion in Equestria dedicated to her.

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** It's also Generally generally accepted that if G1 is the past of FIM in a fanfic, 9/10 times, Megan has a Religion in Equestria dedicated to her.
20th Jan '18 1:51:20 AM TitoMosquito
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*** Tirek tends to be used as the "main" BigBad of the series.



* There's a surprisingly large number of fanfics about the background ponies Vinyl Scratch and Octavia - a modern techno DJ and classical musician, respectively - somehow having to work together, whether they go to the same university, get assigned the same radio show, or become roommates. HilarityEnsues. {{Shipping}} also frequently ensues. This has also become canon as of ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E9SliceOfLife Slice of Life]]''.

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* There's a surprisingly large number of fanfics about the background ponies Vinyl Scratch and Octavia - a modern techno DJ and classical musician, respectively - somehow having to work together, whether they go to the same university, get assigned the same radio show, or become roommates. HilarityEnsues. {{Shipping}} also frequently ensues. This has also become canon as of ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E9SliceOfLife "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E9SliceOfLife Slice of Life]]''.Life]]".
6th Jan '18 6:41:30 PM Shivader
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** A second example of this would be the ''ton'' of [[spoiler: Tempest Shadow [[MustMakeAmends atonement]] fics after the movie ending. Most of them have her be Twilight's new student and/or personal guard captain, while facing scrutiny and angry mobs from the ponies thanks to her causing the events of the movie in the first place. Bonus points if the ponies never let her live down the events of the movie ''even'' more than Starlight Glimmer thanks to the whole slavery thing.]]
** Like the first example above but instead of just simply ending the movie there and then, there is a rare niche of fics that avert the DownerBeginning in the prologue by disabling the WorfEffect on the rest of Equestria and include plot elements up to the end of Season 7 but [[ForWantOfANail still have the Mane 7 go beyond Equestria and find the Hippogriffs anyway]] after an ExpositionDump by Celestia on the Storm King.
27th Dec '17 2:59:06 PM Wyldchyld
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** Queen Chrysalis is FetishFuel to many and it's not very surprising that she gets shipped and {{Freudian Excuse}}d a lot. A common motivation has it that she just wants to feed her people, despite canon portraying her as blatantly cruel and sadistic.

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** Queen Chrysalis is FetishFuel fetish appeal to many and it's not very surprising that she gets shipped and {{Freudian Excuse}}d a lot. A common motivation has it that she just wants to feed her people, despite canon portraying her as blatantly cruel and sadistic.
5th Dec '17 5:01:26 PM nombretomado
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* Ever since the Pinkie Pie-centric DarkFic ''{{Cupcakes}}'' became a smash hit, slews of fanfics have followed in its footsteps. They typically involve a character turning evil (or turning out to be evil all along), usually for no good reason, and slaughtering one or more other characters, usually for no good reason either. Almost all Mane Six members have at least one popular fanfic with this premise. Rainbow Dash has ''Rainbow Factory'', Twilight Sparkle has ''The Experiments of Twilight Sparkle'', Rarity has ''Rarity's New Dress''. Fluttershy is a variation - her ''Pattycakes'' contains no gratuitous violence, but it's often said to be just as traumatizing than the above fics, if not more so. Secondary characters get this too - Big Macintosh has the infamous ''Sweet Apple Massacre'', Cheerilee has ''Cheerilee's Garden'', and Trixie has ''Trixie's Funhouse''.

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* Ever since the Pinkie Pie-centric DarkFic ''{{Cupcakes}}'' ''Fanfic/{{Cupcakes}}'' became a smash hit, slews of fanfics have followed in its footsteps. They typically involve a character turning evil (or turning out to be evil all along), usually for no good reason, and slaughtering one or more other characters, usually for no good reason either. Almost all Mane Six members have at least one popular fanfic with this premise. Rainbow Dash has ''Rainbow Factory'', Twilight Sparkle has ''The Experiments of Twilight Sparkle'', Rarity has ''Rarity's New Dress''. Fluttershy is a variation - her ''Pattycakes'' contains no gratuitous violence, but it's often said to be just as traumatizing than the above fics, if not more so. Secondary characters get this too - Big Macintosh has the infamous ''Sweet Apple Massacre'', Cheerilee has ''Cheerilee's Garden'', and Trixie has ''Trixie's Funhouse''.
14th Nov '17 11:42:50 PM BobRiddle
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* ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017 The Movie]]'' is often subjected to fics that shorten it significantly given how easily the Mane 6 were able to beat the Storm King and his troops. Having this happen in the prologue would have saved us a movie.
2nd Aug '17 9:21:50 PM Theriocephalus
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** Prior to his reformation, Discord was a prime choice for an UltimateEvil-type entity when one was needed to act as the BigBad of a story, due to his nature as a god of chaos and disharmony and even now being one of the most powerful characters in the series short of Celestia and Luna.

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** Prior to his reformation, Discord was a prime choice for an UltimateEvil-type entity when one was needed to act as the BigBad of a story, due to his nature as a god of chaos and disharmony and even now being one of the most powerful characters in the series short series. A key part of this was how, in terms of sheer power, he was shown outclassing even Celestia and Luna.Luna, who had been the most powerful beings in the show (and by extension in most or all fanons) before he appeared.



** Alternatively, an even ''worse'' evil shows up for the mane six to thwart, most commonly yet another SealedEvilInACan that Celestia and Luna dealt with millennia ago. Though considering this is how Seasons 1, 2, 3, ''and'' 4 began (and how 4 ended), it might just qualify as standard series narrative at this point

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** Alternatively, an even ''worse'' evil shows up for the mane six to thwart, most commonly yet another SealedEvilInACan that Celestia and Luna dealt with millennia ago. Though considering this is how Seasons 1, 2, 3, ''and'' 4 began (and (''and'' how 4 ended), it might just qualify as standard series narrative at this pointpoint.
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