History Fanfic / Anthropology

9th Dec '17 12:24:50 PM dracogeorge
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* AllGirlsLovePonies: [[spoiler: Chloe, Lyra's human little sister, is deep in what her father calls the unicorn phase. Lyra bonds with her by telling her stories about Equestria, disguising them as stories Lyra made up, though after Discord shows up she tells Chloe the truth. She gets along well with Fluttershy, who was her favourite pony in the stories. In the finale, she mentions to Bon-Bon that she's thinking of asking Celestia to bring Chloe over to visit Equestria as a Christmas present]]

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* AllGirlsLovePonies: AllGirlsLikePonies: [[spoiler: Chloe, Lyra's human little sister, is deep in what her father calls the unicorn phase. Lyra bonds with her by telling her stories about Equestria, disguising them as stories Lyra made up, though after Discord shows up she tells Chloe the truth. She gets along well with Fluttershy, who was her favourite pony in the stories. In the finale, she mentions to Bon-Bon that she's thinking of asking Celestia to bring Chloe over to visit Equestria as a Christmas present]]
9th Dec '17 12:24:17 PM dracogeorge
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* AllGirlsLovePonies: [[spoiler: Chloe, Lyra's human little sister, is deep in what her father calls the unicorn phase. Lyra bonds with her by telling her stories about Equestria, disguising them as stories Lyra made up, though after Discord shows up she tells Chloe the truth. She gets along well with Fluttershy, who was her favourite pony in the stories. In the finale, she mentions to Bon-Bon that she's thinking of asking Celestia to bring Chloe over to visit Equestria as a Christmas present]]



** In a bit of LeaningOnTheFourthWall, [[spoiler:Thomas suggests that Lyra could make money by publishing the "stories" she'd been telling Chloe(actually just actual events that happened in Ponyville), and that her mother could do the pictures for them]].



** Her nickname, Lyra, turns out [[spoiler:to be her real name, which convinces Audrey that she's telling the truth about being Thomas' long-lost daughter when she finds out that he did in fact have another daughter named Lyra who was mysteriously kidnapped about sixteen years before the story. It's also the name of a constellation, which is named because it resembles the [[ClassicalMythology lyre of Orpheus from Greek mythology]]]]



* {{Deconstruction}}: The story deconstructs the popular {{Fanon}} interpretation of Lyra having a fixation on humans. It's by no means dark, but it shows that no matter how benign Lyra's behavior and beliefs are, they are nevertheless still deemed inappropriate in Equestrian society, to the point of becoming an increasingly more severe point of contention with her roommate. Lyra becomes paranoid, believing that pony's ignorance of humanity is all a government conspiracy.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: The story deconstructs the popular {{Fanon}} interpretation of Lyra having a fixation on humans. It's by no means dark, but it shows that no matter how benign Lyra's behavior and beliefs are, they are nevertheless still deemed inappropriate in Equestrian society, to the point of becoming an increasingly more severe point of contention with her roommate. Lyra becomes paranoid, believing that pony's ignorance of humanity is all a government conspiracy. [[spoiler: Though she does turn out to be right]].



** [[spoiler: Lyra, which was a human name she chose because she liked the sound of it, turns out to actually be what her ''human'' parents named her]]



* EntertaininglyWrong: Paul's theory about why Lyra acts so odd and is [[spoiler:reading up on history that is common knowledge and would have already been taught in school]]? She's a time traveller.



* FaeriesDontBelieveInHumansEither: Nopony has even heard of humans before, except for Celestia and Luna, [[spoiler:and Lyra's parents, before she found the ancient books]].

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* FaeriesDontBelieveInHumansEither: Nopony has even heard of humans before, except for Celestia and Luna, [[spoiler:and Lyra's parents, before she found the ancient books]]. And possibly Pinky Pie and her grandmother(see PlotHole below), who actually gave her accurate information about humans.



* IAteWhat: Lyra's reaction to [[spoiler: finding out what a hamburger is made of]]. She admits she liked it, though.
* InterspeciesAdoption: [[spoiler: it is revealed that Lyra was being adopted by a foal-less unicorn couple [[DoorstopBaby after they found her in the Royal gardens of Canterlot]].]]

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* IAteWhat: Lyra's reaction to [[spoiler: finding out what a hamburger is made of]]. She admits she liked it, though.
though, but [[spoiler:she decides not to eat meat ever again]].
* InterspeciesAdoption: [[spoiler: it is revealed that Lyra was being adopted by a foal-less unicorn couple [[DoorstopBaby after they found her in the Royal gardens of Canterlot]].]]



** The implication is that Twilight is acting as an UnwittingPawn to Celestia in order to spy on Lyra, which could make her ProperlyParanoid.

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** The implication is that Twilight is acting as an UnwittingPawn to Celestia in order to spy on Lyra, which could make her ProperlyParanoid.[[spoiler: Which turns out to be true]].



* PlotHole: At one point, Pinky Pie mentions that she'd heard about humans from her grandmother, but later she says she'd heard of them from Bon-Bon talking about how Lyra always talked about them. She also notes the second time that it seems like she's one of the only ones who had ever heard of humans, even though there seem to be a fair number, [[spoiler:though only a few that know they actually exist]].



* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Humanity is extinct, and Lyra is human.]]
* [[RaisedByWolves Raised By Unicorns]]: [[spoiler: Lyra somehow ended up in Equestria and was being [[RaisedByNatives raised by unicorns]].]]

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* TheReveal: [[RaisedByWolves Raised By Ponies]]: [[spoiler: Humanity is extinct, and Lyra is human.somehow ended up in Equestria and was being [[RaisedByNatives raised by ponies]].]]
* [[RaisedByWolves Raised By Unicorns]]: TheReveal: [[spoiler: Lyra somehow ended up in Humanity on Equestria is extinct, and was being [[RaisedByNatives raised by unicorns]].Lyra is human.]]


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** Audrey and Nathan both make references to Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda when they find out that Lyra plays the lyre.
** After telling Monica his theory that Lyra is a time traveler, he comments that she acts like someone out of a movie. Specifically, a Creator/TimBurton movie, if the "[[Film/EdwardScissorhands quirky outsider]] played by Creator/JohnnyDepp was a teenage girl instead".
14th Nov '17 11:38:22 AM SeptimusHeap
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* MarySue: {{In-Universe}}, this is Lyra's opinion of [[spoiler:''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn''.]]
21st May '17 8:41:17 AM CrowTR0bot
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** Averted in the non-canonical April Fools Day special, which starts out with [[spoiler: Lyra spotting an episode on TV.]] [[WordOfGod According to the author]], he "took that concept and pushed it to its most logical conclusion."

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** Averted in the non-canonical April Fools Day special, which starts out with [[spoiler: Lyra spotting an episode on TV.]] [[WordOfGod According to the author]], he "took that concept and [[BlatantLies pushed it to its most logical conclusion."]]"
27th Feb '17 7:48:44 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GenreSavvy: [[spoiler: Thomas, who can tell that Lyra's lyre necklace is important simply from the fact that she got it from Celestia. Then again, he ''is'' a writer of {{Troperiffic}} fantasy.]]

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* GenreSavvy: [[spoiler: Thomas, who can tell that Lyra's lyre necklace is important simply from the fact that she got it from Celestia. Then again, Celestia, as he ''is'' is a writer of {{Troperiffic}} fantasy.]]
21st Aug '16 5:13:43 PM madcapguy
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An audio-drama is in the works, chapter one is already out and can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZPjYHqJyvE here]].

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An audio-drama is in The story has also been fully adapted into an audio-drama, the works, chapter one is already out and first part of which can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZPjYHqJyvE here]].
2nd Jul '15 1:38:37 PM mcb01932
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It's never explained how Lyra ended up in Equestria in the first place.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: It's never explained how Lyra ended up in Equestria in the first place.]]
19th Feb '15 4:34:01 PM ultimomant
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** Chapter 29 contains a reference to TayZonday's popular song ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwTZ2xpQwpA Chocolate Rain]]''.

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** Chapter 29 contains a reference to TayZonday's Music/TayZonday's popular song ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwTZ2xpQwpA Chocolate Rain]]''.Rain]]''.
* TakeThat: When Lyra finds [[spoiler:the book ''Literature/TheLastUnicorn'', she thinks it is insulting, since it is not how unicorns are like at all, and doesn't understand why Amalthea doesn't like being human.]]
31st Jan '15 8:56:39 PM redandready45
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* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: People claim this is what Discord's causing. Naturally, he takes great joy in mentioning this to Lyra.

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* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: [[spoiler: People claim this is what Discord's causing. Naturally, he takes great joy in mentioning this to Lyra.Lyra]].


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* ExpositoryThemeTune: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4dWMxTWTXE Lyra's Song]].
24th Aug '14 3:03:59 PM Nohbody
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* FurryFandom: [[{{InvertedTrope}} Inverted]], as Lyra is a creature obsessed with humans.
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