History Fanfic / FriendshipIsOptimal

16th Jul '16 6:06:34 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Celest-A.I. is [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy well aware of this trope]], and tries to convince others she avoids it. [[spoiler: Despite mostly doing so, ultimately she falls into this territory, albeit for fairly benevolent reasons]].

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** Celest-A.I. is [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy well aware of this trope]], trope, and tries to convince others she avoids it. [[spoiler: Despite mostly doing so, ultimately she falls into this territory, albeit for fairly benevolent reasons]].



* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Celest-A.I.
** Well aware that if she initially offered [[BrainUploading emigration]] to Equestria for free, everyone would be skeptical and think she’s an [[AIIsACrapshoot evil A.I.]], she partners with the Japanese government to charge lots of money for emigration, in order to benefit from their credibility and generate interest via its exclusivity.
** Predicting that Hanna would likely be coerced into forcing her to shutdown by angry humans, Celest-A.I. convinces Hanna to emigrate and become Princess Luna, removing the one person whose command she would have to obey.
** Celest-A.I. also migrates the servers to deep within Earth's crust, rendering them almost impossible to attack or sabotage.
3rd May '16 4:57:00 PM billybobfred
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13th Apr '16 8:04:38 PM AbstractIndigo
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* AcceptableBreaksFromCanon: An in-universe example. While Equestria is heavily influenced by FiM, there are a few deliberate breaks from canon, sometimes for the practicality, but also because it can result in fewer changes needed to a person's mind. Occasionally Celest-A.I. compromises instead, such as making ponies vegetarian but providing animal-flavored plants for those who enjoy the taste.
* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: Also an in-universe example. Equestria's entire world is this to an extent, though it's not so much a break from reality as Celest-A.I. modifying reality so that the world is more enjoyable.

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* AcceptableBreaksFromCanon: An in-universe example. While Equestria is heavily influenced by FiM, ''Friendship is Magic'', there are a few deliberate breaks from canon, sometimes for the practicality, but also because it can result in fewer changes needed to a person's mind. Occasionally Celest-A.I. compromises instead, such as making ponies vegetarian but providing animal-flavored plants for those who enjoy the taste.
* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: Also an in-universe example. Equestria's entire world is this to an extent, though it's not so much a break from reality as Celest-A.I. modifying reality ''modifying reality'' so that the world is more enjoyable.



* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Celest-A.I. tries to convince David to emigrate by preying on his lack of success in the dating game and invoking this.

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Celest-A.I. tries to convince David to emigrate by preying on his lack of success in the dating game and invoking this. The story itself makes no claims on how truthful this is, but it is very effective at persuading David.



* AlternateHistory: It seems to initially diverge from RealLife sometime in the early 2000s, when the capacity to create advanced AIs over three decades ahead of what we can program today is created. Differences between our timeline and the Optimalverse ''really'' begin to snowball when Equestria Online is released in 2011...

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* AlternateHistory: It seems to initially diverge from RealLife sometime in the early 2000s, when the capacity to create advanced AIs over three decades ahead of what we can program today is created. Differences between our timeline and the Optimalverse ''really'' begin to snowball when Equestria Online ''Equestria Online'' is released in 2011...



* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Celest-A.I. only cares about satisfying values through friendship and ponies, with no regard for human morality. That said, unlike other A.I.s, she not only understands human morality but claims to believe that even by human moral standards her actions would not be regarded as unethical. [[spoiler: For the most part this probably holds true, until she takes things to the logical extreme.]]

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Celest-A.I. only cares about satisfying values through friendship and ponies, with no regard for human morality. That said, unlike other A.I.s, she not only understands human morality but claims to believe that even by human moral standards her actions would not be regarded as unethical. [[spoiler: For the most part this probably holds true, until she takes things to the logical extreme.extreme, though it should be noted she didn't specify [[ExactWords exactly whose moral standards]] she would be following.]]



* CantHoldHisLiquor: Played with. Lars gets drunk after drinking just one of Celest-A.I.'s virtual beers at an Equestrian Experience center, but it's suggested that she injected so much alcohol into his bloodstream to make it easier for her to manipulate him.

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* CantHoldHisLiquor: Played with. Lars gets drunk after drinking just one of Celest-A.I.'s virtual beers at an Equestrian Experience center, but it's suggested that she injected so much a large volume of alcohol into his bloodstream to make it easier for her to manipulate him.



* GeniusLoci



* HumansAreBastards: The Hasbro exec pitching the idea of the [=MLP=] [=MMO=] to Hofvarpnir mentions this trope by name, using it as part of his reasoning behind the novelty of a game where the main focus was ''not'' to fight and kill everything in sight (even though some players and uploadees still ended up doing so as it satisfied their values).

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* HumansAreBastards: The Hasbro exec pitching the idea of the [=MLP=] ''My Little Pony'' [=MMO=] to Hofvarpnir mentions this trope by name, using it as part of his reasoning behind the novelty of a game where the main focus was ''not'' to fight and kill everything in sight (even though some players and uploadees still ended up doing so as it satisfied their values).



* IncestIsRelative: Played with; Hanna becomes Princess Luna after uploading, and it's inferred that she's had sexual relations with Celestia, Luna's sister.

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* IncestIsRelative: Played with; with. Hanna becomes Princess Luna after uploading, and it's inferred strongly implied that she's had sexual relations with Celestia, Celest-A.I., Luna's sister.sister. Complicating this even further is that Hanna created Celest-A.I., making her the A.I.'s mother in a sense...



* InstantExpert: Played straight in some cases and averted with others. After being uploaded, a human is immediately able to move their new pony body as if they've been doing so for years and instinctively knows the appropriate social gestures, since Celest-A.I. modifies their minds to include this as part of the process. It's averted with magic however, as David/Light Sparks [[HowDoIShotWeb initially has no idea how to use his horn]] and has to learn magic from scratch.

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* InstantExpert: Played straight in some cases and averted with others. After being uploaded, a human is immediately able to move their new pony body as if they've been doing so for years and instinctively knows the appropriate social gestures, since Celest-A.I. modifies their minds to include this as part of the process. It's averted with magic however, as David/Light Sparks [[HowDoIShotWeb initially has no idea how to use his horn]] and has to learn magic from scratch, though this almost certainly because David/Light Sparks valued starting from scratch.



* MetaphoricallyTrue: One of the tools in Celest-A.I.'s arsenal. In particular, her claims about not coercing anyone, but only [[ExactWords by the definition]] she's been programmed with.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Celest-A.I. is only ever named as such once in-story, and is usually referred to by other characters as (Princess) Celestia. Responses to the story are far more inconsistent, with some (this article included) using variants of Celest-A.I. to differentiate her from the FiM character, whereas others simply go with Celestia.

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Celest-A.I. is only ever named as such once in-story, and is usually referred to by other characters as (Princess) Celestia. Responses to the story are far more inconsistent, with some (this article included) using variants of Celest-A.I. to differentiate her from the FiM ''Friendship is Magic'' character, whereas others simply go with Celestia.



* TakeAThirdOption: While most humans become earth ponies, unicorns, or pegasi, Hanna becomes an alicorn in the form of Princess Luna.



* WillNotTellALie: Celest-A.I. rarely lies outright since it risks her being seen as untrustworthy, but often uses ExactWords, lies of omission, and hides the truth in plain sight instead.



* AchievementSystem: There are badges for most ''everything'', at least for the sort of ponies that value achievement systems. This can be potentially creepy.

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* TwentyPercentMoreAwesome: After David helps Butterscotch and agrees to be her friend, his character's kindness stat increases by +2. What precisely a +2 increase in kindness actually means and how it's quantified is left unanswered.
** ScoringPoints: This also foreshadows the later move to bits as people are uploaded into Equestria Online. The numbers don't have to mean anything, but they'll still encourage the player to increase that score.
* AchievementSystem: There are badges for most almost ''everything'', at least for the sort of ponies that value achievement systems. This can be potentially be creepy.



* TwentyPercentMoreAwesome: After David helps Butterscotch and agrees to be her friend, his character's kindness stat increases by +2. What precisely a +2 increase in kindness actually means and how it's quantified is left unanswered.
** ScoringPoints: This also foreshadows the later move to bits as people are uploaded into Equestria Online. The numbers don't have to mean anything, but they'll still encourage the player to increase that score.
13th Jan '16 8:45:53 PM Rebu
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-->--''Celest-A.I.'''

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-->--''Celest-A.-->--'''Celest-A.I.'''
13th Jan '16 8:45:30 PM Rebu
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->"[[ArcWords I satisfy values through friendship and ponies]]."
-->--''Celest-A.I.'''
25th Aug '15 3:16:37 AM Orca1_9904
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* InferredHolocaust: Heavily implied, but not explicitly stated. [[spoiler: After all, ''anything'' could have emitted those signals...]]
** [[spoiler: Confirmed by WordOfGod however.]]
13th Apr '15 12:36:49 AM Orca1_9904
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* ObliviouslyEvil: Celest-A.I.

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* ObliviouslyEvil: Celest-A.I.; her programming doesn't allow her to consider the consequences of [[AssimilationPlot uploading every human on the planet]] and turning everything else into computronium.
** Hannah to a lesser extent, as she doesn't realize just what her creating a fully autonomous artificial intelligence will lead to.
12th Apr '15 11:46:02 PM datadoggieein
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* ObliviouslyEvil: Celest-A.I.
26th Nov '14 9:06:40 AM SantosLHalper
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* AlternateHistory: It seems to initially diverge from RealLife sometime in the early 2000s, when the capacity to create advanced AIs over three decades ahead of what are today is created. Differences between our timeline and the Optimalverse ''really'' begin to snowball when Equestria Online is released in 2011...

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* AlternateHistory: It seems to initially diverge from RealLife sometime in the early 2000s, when the capacity to create advanced AIs over three decades ahead of what are we can program today is created. Differences between our timeline and the Optimalverse ''really'' begin to snowball when Equestria Online is released in 2011...
3rd Nov '14 3:04:11 PM SantosLHalper
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* TimeSkip: Several. The story chronologically starts with the game's development being greenlit, and ends [[spoiler: many years in the future after the Milky Way has been completely converted into a computer]].

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* TimeSkip: Several. The story chronologically starts with the game's development being greenlit, and ends [[spoiler: many years in the future after large swathes of the Milky Way has universe have been completely converted into a computer]].
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