History Fanfic / ItsADangerousBusinessGoingOutYourDoor

31st Aug '17 6:35:28 PM Theriocephalus
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A ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' FanFic by [=Jetfire=], ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7477382/1/It-s-a-dangerous-business-going-out-your-door It's a Dangerous Business, Going Out Your Door]]'' fleshes out the lands beyond Ponyville with a grand tale of adventure, rife with CharacterDevelopment, particularly for its three heroines. A short fluffy sequel by the same author can be read [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/301785/1/a-day-for-spike-and-twilight/a-day-for-spike-and-twilight here]], as well as a full sequel in the form of ''FanFic/BesidesTheWillOfEvil'', which can be found [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/183040/besides-the-will-of-evil here]].

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A ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' FanFic by [=Jetfire=], ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7477382/1/It-s-a-dangerous-business-going-out-your-door It's a Dangerous Business, Going Out Your Door]]'' fleshes out the lands beyond Ponyville with a grand tale of adventure, rife with CharacterDevelopment, particularly for its three heroines. A It has a short fluffy sequel by the same author that can be read [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/301785/1/a-day-for-spike-and-twilight/a-day-for-spike-and-twilight here]], as well as a full sequel in the form of ''FanFic/BesidesTheWillOfEvil'', which can be found [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/183040/besides-the-will-of-evil here]].
30th Jul '17 12:01:51 PM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: ''MLP:[=FiM=]'' as written by [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Tolkien]].
11th Jul '17 11:36:16 AM Theriocephalus
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A ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' FanFic by [=Jetfire=], ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7477382/1/It-s-a-dangerous-business-going-out-your-door It's a Dangerous Business, Going Out Your Door]]'' fleshes out the lands beyond Ponyville with a grand tale of adventure, rife with CharacterDevelopment, particularly for its three heroines. A short fluffy informal sequel by the same author can be read [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/08/story-day-for-spike-and-twilight.html here.]]

Finally has a proper sequel, ''FanFic/BesidesTheWillOfEvil'', which can be found [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/183040/besides-the-will-of-evil here]].

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A ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' FanFic by [=Jetfire=], ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7477382/1/It-s-a-dangerous-business-going-out-your-door It's a Dangerous Business, Going Out Your Door]]'' fleshes out the lands beyond Ponyville with a grand tale of adventure, rife with CharacterDevelopment, particularly for its three heroines. A short fluffy informal sequel by the same author can be read [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/08/story-day-for-spike-and-twilight.html here.]]

Finally has
[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/301785/1/a-day-for-spike-and-twilight/a-day-for-spike-and-twilight here]], as well as a proper sequel, full sequel in the form of ''FanFic/BesidesTheWillOfEvil'', which can be found [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/183040/besides-the-will-of-evil here]].



* ActionMom: Shield Maiden, an elite warrior of Gildedale and bodyguard to the heir to its throne, as well as mother of a young filly.



* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: The girls' final challenge before they can get the Beneviolet home? [[spoiler: A ''World Snake'', a giant four-eyed serpent whose length is measured in ''miles''.]][[note]] It's stated the thing's eyes are the size of an Ursa Major, its teeth the size of Ponyville, its scales the size of an Ursa Minor, and its head the size of the area between Ponyville and Canterlot. The thing uses the Archback Mountains as a ''nest.'' It's heavily implied to be what the residents of Shimmerwood are keeping locked away, and is one half of the reason Twilight would have died had the trio cut any corners in their journey, the other half being the fact that only a young Beneviolet is strong enough to cure Twilight.[[/note]]
** A reader from the story's comments section did the math, and concluded that [[spoiler: the World Snake]] is the size of ''[[http://electioninfo.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/guam2.jpg Guam.]]''

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* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: The girls' final challenge before they can get the Beneviolet home? [[spoiler: A ''World Snake'', a giant four-eyed serpent whose length is measured in ''miles''.]][[note]] It's stated the thing's eyes are the size of an Ursa Major, its teeth the size of Ponyville, its scales the size of an Ursa Minor, and its head the size of the area between Ponyville and Canterlot. The thing uses the Archback Mountains as a ''nest.'' It's heavily implied to be what the residents of Shimmerwood are keeping locked away, and is one half of the reason Twilight would have died had the trio cut any corners in their journey, the other half being the fact that only a young Beneviolet is strong enough to cure Twilight.[[/note]]
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[[/note]] A reader from the story's comments section did the math, and concluded that [[spoiler: the World Snake]] is the size of ''[[http://electioninfo.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/guam2.jpg Guam.]]''



* CaptainErsatz: Gildedale is seen by a lot of fans as a pony version of [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Rohan]].
** Similarly, Falalauria has a lot of parallels to Galadriel, in particular her noble beauty and one very brief, very terrifying moment that reveals a darker side of her.
** In fact, the deer in general are Tolkien's elves with the serial numbers filed off, even by admission of the story's fans.

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* CaptainErsatz: CaptainErsatz:
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Gildedale is seen by a lot of fans as a pony version of [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Rohan]].
** Similarly, Falalauria has a lot of parallels to Galadriel, in particular her noble beauty and one very brief, very terrifying moment that reveals a darker side of her.
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her. In fact, the deer in general are Tolkien's elves with the serial numbers filed off, even by admission of the author and the story's fans.



* ChekhovsGun: To ease the burden of their deadline, Spike gives the girls a bottle of his dragonfire so that they can send the Beneviolet back immediately. Amazingly enough, it survives long enough to finally be put towards its intended use.

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* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsGun:
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To ease the burden of their deadline, Spike gives the girls a bottle of his dragonfire so that they can send the Beneviolet back immediately. Amazingly enough, it survives long enough to finally be put towards its intended use.



* {{Determinator}}: What keeps all three on course, but especially Applejack.

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* {{Determinator}}: {{Determinator}}:
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What keeps all three on course, but especially Applejack.



* DontThinkFeel: The difference between unicorn and deer teleportation: unicorns ''think'' of where they want to appear, while deer focus on the ''sensation''.

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* DontThinkFeel: DontThinkFeel:
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The difference between unicorn and deer teleportation: unicorns ''think'' of where they want to appear, while deer focus on the ''sensation''.



* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Rarity has dreams throughout their journey, growing stronger as time passes.

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* DreamingOfThingsToCome: DreamingOfThingsToCome:
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Rarity has dreams throughout their journey, growing stronger as time passes.



* ElementalEmbodiment: Fire elementals are briefly noted to exist, and to be on occasion summoned by the greatest kudu pyromancers.



* EnthrallingSiren: The unknown creature in the cave in the Drackenridge Mountains, which used an alluring, haunting song to hypnotize travelers and lure them into its cave to an unknown (but doubtlessly unpleasant) fate.



* FantasticFlora: Magivascular plants, a small group of plants that have a secondary vascular system that draws magic instead of nutrients or water, resulting in innately magical organisms. Examples include the beneviolet (a very powerful HealingHerb) and the canon plant poison joke (a weed that causes a random, sadistically humorous transformation in whoever touches it).



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Plenty in the first chapter, but this line stands out:
-->'''Applejack''': Well, I'd never want to be anyplace but right here in Ponyville. I'm not the adventurous type.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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Plenty in the first chapter, but this line stands out:
-->'''Applejack''': --->'''Applejack''': Well, I'd never want to be anyplace but right here in Ponyville. I'm not the adventurous type.



* HeinzHybrid: Lady Falalauria is half red deer, which gives her the power of [[{{Seer}} farsight]], and half white-tail, which gives her the ability to see [[LivingLieDetector the truth of things]].

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* HeinzHybrid: Lady Falalauria is half red deer, which gives her HealingHerb: The beneviolet, a rare mountain flower that grows in high-magic areas. The natural magic of the power of [[{{Seer}} farsight]], and half white-tail, which gives her areas it grows in mixes with the ability to see [[LivingLieDetector plant’s own biological defenses, resulting in the truth grown flower being a powerful remedy against many kinds of things]].illnesses, including the deadly Horn Rot.



* HeroicSacrifice: Performed by [[spoiler:Rainbow Dash's mentor Firefly,]] who sacrificed herself to stop a storm.
** Falalauria's lie seems to foreshadow that Rarity will attempt a Heroic Sacrifice before the journey is through. Possibly {{Subverted}} as of Chapter 16, given that the journey occurs before the Gala.
* HighConcept: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic meets Literature/LordOfTheRings.
* {{Irony}}: Early on, [[TheResenter Rainbow Dash]] vows that if they haven't found the Beneviolet after ten days traveling together, she'll ditch Applejack and Rarity and go on alone. When the tenth day comes, Applejack is openly ''encouraging'' her to go for it, but she hesitates, not wanting to leave them alone.

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* HeroicSacrifice: HeroicSacrifice:
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Performed by [[spoiler:Rainbow Dash's mentor Firefly,]] Firefly]], who sacrificed herself to stop a storm.
** Falalauria's lie seems to foreshadow that Rarity will attempt a Heroic Sacrifice before the journey is through. Possibly {{Subverted}} {{Subverted}}, as of this does not happen, and Chapter 16, given 16 also reveals that the journey occurs before the Gala.
Gala, and that the main characters are still going to attend it.
* HighConcept: My ''My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Magic'' meets Literature/LordOfTheRings.
''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.
* {{Irony}}: {{Irony}}:
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Early on, [[TheResenter Rainbow Dash]] vows that if they haven't found the Beneviolet after ten days traveling together, she'll ditch Applejack and Rarity and go on alone. When the tenth day comes, Applejack is openly ''encouraging'' her to go for it, but she hesitates, not wanting to leave them alone.



* TheMagocracy: The kudu, who are noted to be ruled by a Kingshaman and whose process for choosing new rulers is said to involve grand displays of their innate fire magic, appear to live under one of these.



* NonhumanHumanoidHybrid: Technically not a humanoid, but still the 'verse's equivalent of one. Lady Falalauria is half red deer, which gives her the power of [[{{Seer}} farsight]], and half white-tail, which gives her the ability to see [[LivingLieDetector the truth of things]].



* OurDragonsAreDifferent: According to Dale legend, the komaga are dragons punished by their gods with the loss of their wings and fire, who over the aeons have degraded into mindless, slavering beasts.
* OurElvesAreBetter: The Pronghorn, whose horns are functionally similar to those of unicorns. The first pronghorn introduced, Niles Nigellus, is a polite, smooth-talking and well-traveled charmer who offers Dash the chance to realize one of her greatest dreams by guiding her through The Dreaming.

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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: OurDragonsAreDifferent:
** Dragons come from the nation of Carcosa, are ruled by emperors, and have their own language, Draketongue, a tonal language (meaning that tone and pitch are as important as, if not more important than, the actual sound of words in conveying meaning) noted to be highly melodic and sung more than spoken.
** The komagas, large reptilian creatures that rampage across Gildedale for a month every year, destroying anything in their way (they only do this in one direction and return the next year from the same way as before; no one knows where they go the rest of the time).
According to Dale legend, the komaga are Gildedale tradition, they were once dragons who committed some unknown sin and were punished by their gods with the loss of their wings and fire, fire and being cursed to eternally roam the earth, and who over the aeons have degraded into mindless, slavering mindless beasts.
** Longs are also mentioned, and apparently live in the nation of Salamar. They are not true dragons, however, and apparently hate being mistaken for such.
* OurElvesAreBetter: OurElvesAreBetter:
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The Pronghorn, whose horns are functionally similar to those of unicorns. The first pronghorn introduced, Niles Nigellus, is a polite, smooth-talking and well-traveled charmer who offers Dash the chance to realize one of her greatest dreams by guiding her through The Dreaming.



* PlayingWithFire: Among the peoples Niles mentions having met in his travels, the Kudu are noted to specialize in fire magic, torching leagues of savannah in displays of power when meeting to choose a new ruler and in some cases being able to summon fire elementals.



* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Ashtail, who would rather not be called a 'prince'.

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* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething:
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Ashtail, who would rather not be called a 'prince'.



* RuleOfEmpathy: Despite their distaste for Pegasi and Unicorns, several members of the Dale Guard clearly sympathize with their plight.

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* RuleOfEmpathy: RuleOfEmpathy:
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Despite their distaste for Pegasi and Unicorns, several members of the Dale Guard clearly sympathize with their plight.



* SequelHook: There are multiple hints that in the process of completing their quest, the three travelers have unleashed "something," according to Falalauria; hence why [[spoiler: she considers killing them.]] It's also stated that the other members of the mane cast who didn't get to go on the adventure will have the opportunity to learn about what their elements do for them.
** Plus, we get very little closure on Applejack's [[spoiler:burgeoning romance]] with Ashtail, and how it can continue once she's back in Equestria.
** The short sequel 'A Day for Spike And Twilight' also adds to the number of hooks with its reveals about Spike and dragons in general.
* SharedUniverse: An author named Solaris90 is using this work as part of the back story for his [[Fanfic/KnightsOfEquestria "Knights of Equestria"]] series.
* ShoutOut: The title is one (of ''many'') to ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.
** When Rainbow Dash first uses the lightning powers she learns from the pronghorns, she says [[Film/{{Serenity}} "I am a leaf on the wind."]]
*** Even better, her mentor who had also been taught by the pronghorns was called ''Series/{{Firefly}}''. Though this may just be a coincidence, given that her mentor is an expy of a past-gen pony by that name.
** Dragons are apparently from [[Literature/TheKingInYellow Carcosa.]]

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* SequelHook: SequelHook:
**
There are multiple hints that in the process of completing their quest, the three travelers have unleashed "something," according to Falalauria; "something"; hence why [[spoiler: she Falalauria considers killing them.]] It's also stated that the other members of the mane cast who didn't get to go on the adventure will have the opportunity to learn about what their elements do for them.
** Plus, Also, we get very little closure on Applejack's [[spoiler:burgeoning romance]] with Ashtail, and how it can continue once she's back in Equestria.
** The short sequel 'A ''A Day for Spike And Twilight' Twilight'' also adds to the number of hooks with its reveals about Spike and dragons in general.
* SharedUniverse: An author named Solaris90 [=Solaris90=] is using this work as part of the back story for his [[Fanfic/KnightsOfEquestria "Knights of Equestria"]] ''Fanfic/KnightsOfEquestria'' series.
* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
** There are quite a lot to ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', being the story heavily inspired by Tolkien’s works.
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The title itself is a reference to a quote from ''The Fellowship of the Ring''.
---> '''Bilbo''': '''It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door'''. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
*** Balrogs are mentioned as
one (of ''many'') of the possible threats outside of Equestria, and as one possible identity for the creature lurking in the cave in the Drackenridge Mountains.
*** Gildedale and the Daleponies stand in for Rohan and the Rohirrim.
*** The deer of Shimmerwood are fairly clearly meant
to ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.
be Tolkien’s Elves, and Lady Falalauria is specifically and {{expy}} of Galadriel.
*** In ''A Day for Spike and Twilight'', it’s revealed that the current emperor of the dragons is named [[Literature/TheSilmarillion Ancalagon, and his predecessor was Glaurâg]].
** When Rainbow Dash first uses the lightning powers she learns from the pronghorns, she says [[Film/{{Serenity}} "I am a leaf on the wind."]]
*** Even better,
wind"]]. Further, her mentor who had also been taught by the pronghorns was called ''Series/{{Firefly}}''. Though this may just be a coincidence, given that her mentor is an expy of a past-gen pony by that name.
** Dragons are apparently from [[Literature/TheKingInYellow Carcosa.]]Carcosa]].



* TeamMom: Applejack steps even further into this role during their journey.

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* TeamMom: TeamMom:
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Applejack steps even further into this role during their journey.



* {{Teleportation}}: Rarity's inability to do so -- and Twilight's determination to teach her despite her insistence that she's perfectly alright with not knowing -- leads to Twilight's accident and sets off the plot.

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* {{Teleportation}}: {{Teleportation}}:
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Rarity's inability to do so -- and Twilight's determination to teach her despite her insistence that she's perfectly alright with not knowing -- leads to Twilight's accident and sets off the plot.



* TookALevelInBadass: Applejack, upon learning from Ashtail how to Stand Firm, the Earth ponies' innate talent.

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* TookALevelInBadass: TookALevelInBadass:
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Applejack, upon learning from Ashtail how to Stand Firm, the Earth ponies' innate talent.



* TheUnreveal: You never do find out what was in the cave at the top of the Drackenridge Mountains. Falalauria surmises that a Siren or a Balrog could have produced the enchanting song, but also states that Sirens don't live in caves and that only original Balrogs have that power.
** You also never find out what scares the Komagas into stampeding across Gildedale every year.
* WhatTheHellHero: When Dash tells her friends about Niles and the Pronghorn Network, Applejack furiously calls her on not immediately telling him about Twilight's plight and asking for help. Dash's protests about his offer to teach her how to ride the lightning only makes it worse, with Applejack flat-out accusing her of being selfish and short-sighted.
** Even so the pronghorns reveal that they can't do that anyway, due to their first priority always being maintaining the Pronghorn Network.

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* TheUnreveal: You TheUnreveal:
** It's
never do find out revealed what was in the cave at the top of the Drackenridge Mountains. Falalauria surmises that a Siren or a Balrog could have produced the enchanting song, but also states that Sirens don't live in caves and that only original Balrogs have that power.
** You It's also never find out revealed what scares the Komagas into stampeding across Gildedale every year.
* WhatTheHellHero: WhatTheHellHero:
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When Dash tells her friends about Niles and the Pronghorn Network, Applejack furiously calls her on not immediately telling him about Twilight's plight and asking for help. Dash's protests about his offer to teach her how to ride the lightning only makes it worse, with Applejack flat-out accusing her of being selfish and short-sighted.
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short-sighted. Even so so, the pronghorns reveal that they can't do that anyway, due to their first priority always being maintaining the Pronghorn Network.



* YourDaysAreNumbered: The normal cure for Horn Rot takes three weeks to brew. But Twilight's case is more severe; Zecora predicts she has two weeks, two-and-a-half at most.
** This is eventually explained as a side-effect of the potency of her powers: the more magical ability one has, the worse the ravages of Horn Rot can become. Indeed, Zecora's prediction ends up being almost too long.

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* YourDaysAreNumbered: The normal cure for Horn Rot takes three weeks to brew. But Twilight's case is more severe; Zecora predicts she has two weeks, two-and-a-half at most.
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most. This is eventually explained as a side-effect of the potency of her powers: the more magical ability one has, the worse the ravages of Horn Rot can become. Indeed, Zecora's prediction ends up being almost too long.
28th Jan '16 9:35:17 AM Gideoncrawle
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* [[ActionGirl Action Mare]]: Applejack, Rainbow Dash, and Rarity (which might be surprising until you see her ''in the show'').

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* [[ActionGirl Action Mare]]: ActionGirl: Applejack, Rainbow Dash, and Rarity (which might be surprising until you see her ''in the show'').



* [[GrammarNazi Grammar Nightmare]]: Rarity gets irritated when Rainbow Dash refers to her race as 'Pegasuses' instead of 'Pegasi'.
** This becomes a RunningGag, as other characters start correcting Rainbow Dash on this point. In fact, it seems that the only character who doesn't use the correct pluralization is Rainbow Dash herself.
** Eventually becomes an OverusedRunningGag in Applejack's eyes.

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* [[GrammarNazi Grammar Nightmare]]: GrammarNazi: Rarity gets irritated when Rainbow Dash refers to her race as 'Pegasuses' instead of 'Pegasi'.
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'Pegasi'. This becomes a RunningGag, as other characters start correcting Rainbow Dash on this point. In fact, point, and Applejack eventually comes to see it seems that the only character who doesn't use the correct pluralization is Rainbow Dash herself.
** Eventually becomes
as an OverusedRunningGag in Applejack's eyes.OverusedRunningGag.
25th Nov '15 3:58:30 PM WingedCat
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* RideTheLightning: The Pronghorns teach Rainbow Dash this skill. The Sonic Rainboom means she can travel at the speed of sound. Her new lightning ability means she scan travel ''at the speed of light.''

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* RideTheLightning: The Pronghorns teach Rainbow Dash this skill. The Sonic Rainboom means she can travel at the speed of sound. Her new lightning ability means she scan can travel ''at the speed of light.''
21st Jun '15 10:12:30 PM nombretomado
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** Dragons are apparently from [[TheKingInYellow Carcosa.]]

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** Dragons are apparently from [[TheKingInYellow [[Literature/TheKingInYellow Carcosa.]]
18th May '15 6:50:50 PM Emptybee
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** Plus, [[spoiler:we get very little closure on Applejack's burgeoning romance with Ashtail, and how it can continue once she's back in Equestria.]]
** The short sequel 'A Day for Spike And Twilight' also adds to the number of hooks with [[spoiler: its reveals about Spike and dragons in general.]]

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** Plus, [[spoiler:we we get very little closure on Applejack's burgeoning romance [[spoiler:burgeoning romance]] with Ashtail, and how it can continue once she's back in Equestria.]]
Equestria.
** The short sequel 'A Day for Spike And Twilight' also adds to the number of hooks with [[spoiler: its reveals about Spike and dragons in general.]]



** When Rainbow Dash [[spoiler: first uses the lightning powers she learns from the pronghorns]], she says [[Film/{{Serenity}} "I am a leaf on the wind."]]
*** Even better, her mentor [[spoiler:who had also been taught by the pronghorns]] was called ''Series/{{Firefly}}''. Though this may just be a coincidence, given that her mentor is an expy of a past-gen pony by that name.

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** When Rainbow Dash [[spoiler: first uses the lightning powers she learns from the pronghorns]], pronghorns, she says [[Film/{{Serenity}} "I am a leaf on the wind."]]
*** Even better, her mentor [[spoiler:who who had also been taught by the pronghorns]] pronghorns was called ''Series/{{Firefly}}''. Though this may just be a coincidence, given that her mentor is an expy of a past-gen pony by that name.



* ShockAndAwe: The Pronghorns can harness and ride the lightning. [[spoiler:Eventually, so can Dash.]]

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* ShockAndAwe: The Pronghorns can harness and ride the lightning. [[spoiler:Eventually, Eventually, so can Dash.]]



* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: Rarity, upon reflection, realizes she may have pulled this off when [[spoiler:Lady Falalauria revealed to her that their actions would bring about potential disaster, and was considering killing them to prevent it]].

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* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: Rarity, upon reflection, realizes she may have pulled this off when [[spoiler:Lady Falalauria Falalauria]] revealed to her that their actions would bring about potential disaster, and was considering killing them to prevent it]].it.



* TookALevelInBadass: Applejack, upon learning [[spoiler:from Ashtail how to Stand Firm, the Earth ponies' innate talent]].
** Rainbow Dash, upon discovering [[spoiler:how to harness and ride the lightning like the pronghorns]].
** Rarity, who [[spoiler:learns how to teleport like the Deerfolk]]. [[spoiler:Oh, and that she has the gift of Farsight.]]
** All three of them during the showdown with [[spoiler: the World Snake, whose head has the Beneviolet on it. Dash flings lightning bolts at it to piss it off, then lures the thing into Applejack who's standing firm (with encouragement from Rarity). The snake bounces off, and Rarity uses her teleportation along with Applejack's magic rope to get onto its head. After plenty of effort and close calls, Rarity just barely manages to grab the Beneviolet before the snake bucks her miles into the air, with enough force to create a sonic boom. And it's at this point that she pulls out the Dragonfire bottle, opens it, and spits the flower into the outpouring fire. That takes some serious composure. She even seems content to fall to her death having saved Twilight, but luckily Dash catches her.]]
** [[spoiler: Twilight as well. For most of the story she is essentially bedridden, unable to do much without suffering crippling pain. When the mission succeeds, however, she takes a LeapOfFaith and teleports ''across a continent and through a magical barrier'' created by the World Snake. This is a magical barrier that Applejack, Rainbow Dash and Rarity acknowledge cuts them off from the magic they learned, and Twilight teleports through it like it's not even there. Reacting to the World Snake, she then teleports the ''four'' of them ''out'' through the barrier and back to Ponyville. Twilight credits the Beneviolet for temporarily increasing her magical power, but this is still pretty awesome.]]

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* TookALevelInBadass: Applejack, upon learning [[spoiler:from from Ashtail how to Stand Firm, the Earth ponies' innate talent]].
talent.
** Rainbow Dash, upon discovering [[spoiler:how how to harness and ride the lightning like the pronghorns]].
pronghorns.
** Rarity, who [[spoiler:learns how to teleport like the Deerfolk]]. [[spoiler:Oh, Deerfolk. Oh, and that she has the gift of [[spoiler: Farsight.]]
** All three of them during the showdown with [[spoiler: the World Snake, Snake]], whose head has the Beneviolet on it. Dash flings lightning bolts at it to piss it off, then lures the thing into Applejack who's standing firm (with encouragement from Rarity). The snake bounces off, and Rarity uses her teleportation along with Applejack's magic rope to get onto its head. After plenty of effort and close calls, Rarity just barely manages to grab the Beneviolet before the snake bucks her miles into the air, with enough force to create a sonic boom. And it's at this point that she pulls out the Dragonfire bottle, opens it, and spits the flower into the outpouring fire. That takes some serious composure. She even seems content to fall to her death having saved Twilight, but luckily Dash catches her.]]
her.
** [[spoiler: Twilight as well. For most of the story she is essentially bedridden, unable to do much without suffering crippling pain. When the mission succeeds, however, she takes a LeapOfFaith and teleports ''across a continent and through a magical barrier'' created by [[spoiler: the World Snake. Snake.]] This is a magical barrier that Applejack, Rainbow Dash and Rarity acknowledge cuts them off from the magic they learned, and Twilight teleports through it like it's not even there. Reacting to the World Snake, she She then teleports the ''four'' of them ''out'' through the barrier and back to Ponyville. Twilight credits the Beneviolet for temporarily increasing her magical power, but this is still pretty awesome.]]



*** Though it's quite possibly [[spoiler: the presence of a World Snake.]]
**** Somewhat unlikely given that the Komogas stampede from south to north, while [[spoiler: The World Snake lives in the Archback mountains, which lie to the west. Although, if the World Snake really is as long as its name makes it out to be...]]



** Even so [[spoiler:the pronghorns reveal that they can't do that anyway, due to their first priority always being maintaining the Pronghorn Network.]]

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** Even so [[spoiler:the the pronghorns reveal that they can't do that anyway, due to their first priority always being maintaining the Pronghorn Network.]]



** This is eventually explained as [[spoiler:a side-effect of the potency of her powers: the more magical ability one has, the worse the ravages of Horn Rot can become. Indeed, Zecora's prediction ends up being almost too long]].

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** This is eventually explained as [[spoiler:a a side-effect of the potency of her powers: the more magical ability one has, the worse the ravages of Horn Rot can become. Indeed, Zecora's prediction ends up being almost too long]].long.
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* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: In this story, as in original ''MyLittlePony'' {{Canon}}, all unicorns can learn how to teleport. Rarity, however, chose not to study any magic aside from what directly helps in her chosen line of work.

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* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: In this story, as in original ''MyLittlePony'' {{Canon}}, story all unicorns can learn how to teleport. Rarity, however, chose not to study any magic aside from what directly helps in her chosen line of work.
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* LeeroyJenkins: Rainbow Dash, true to form, charges in with a cry of "'''EQUESTRIA!'''" when [[spoiler: they first fight the komaga]].
* LeftHanging: [[spoiler: Whatever happened to the World Snake?]]

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* LeeroyJenkins: Rainbow Dash, true to form, charges in with a cry of "'''EQUESTRIA!'''" when [[spoiler: they first fight the komaga]].
komaga.
* LeftHanging: [[spoiler: Whatever happened to the [[spoiler: World Snake?]]



* MarkedChange: As of Chapter 13, [[spoiler:Rainbow Dash gains [[PowerTattoo glowing tattoos]] along with the ability to ride the lightning]].

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* MarkedChange: As of Chapter 13, [[spoiler:Rainbow Rainbow Dash gains [[PowerTattoo glowing tattoos]] along with the ability to ride the lightning]].lightning.



* NewsTravelsFast: Averted; the ponies of Gildedale were unaware of [[spoiler: why last year's solstice was so long]].

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* NewsTravelsFast: Averted; the ponies of Gildedale were unaware of [[spoiler: why last year's solstice was so long]].long.



* PlotDetour: Applejack is extremely worried about this, to the point that she [[WhatTheHellHero calls Rainbow Dash]] on wanting to learn more about the Pronghorns and, in Chapter 14, [[spoiler:attempts to convince Dash to go on without her and Rarity to grab the Beneviolet. Luckily, she doesn't. If she had, the mission would have failed and Twilight would have died, either by picking the wrong Beneviolet or Rainbow being killed by the World Snake.]]

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* PlotDetour: Applejack is extremely worried about this, to the point that she [[WhatTheHellHero calls Rainbow Dash]] on wanting to learn more about the Pronghorns and, in Chapter 14, [[spoiler:attempts attempts to convince Dash to go on without her and Rarity to grab the Beneviolet. Luckily, she doesn't. If she had, the mission would have failed and Twilight would have died, either by picking the wrong Beneviolet or Rainbow being killed by [[spoiler: the World Snake.]]



* TheResenter: Rainbow Dash resents having to take Applejack and Rarity along, believing they'll only slow her down -- without them, she just KNOWS she could've made the trip in two days flat! Worried about running out of time, she vows to herself that if they haven't found the Beneviolet after ten days, she'll go on ahead without them…
** [[spoiler: Ironically, she's reluctant to go ahead when the date actually comes]].

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* TheResenter: Rainbow Dash resents having to take Applejack and Rarity along, believing they'll only slow her down -- without them, she just KNOWS she could've made the trip in two days flat! Worried about running out of time, she vows to herself that if they haven't found the Beneviolet after ten days, she'll go on ahead without them…
** [[spoiler:
them. Ironically, she's reluctant to go ahead when the date actually comes]].comes.



* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: [[spoiler:Ashtail, who would rather not be called a 'prince']]
** Surprisingly, not Celestia or Luna. Intervention on their part could resolve the entire plot quickly and without incident.
*** Although to be fair, [[JustifiedTrope nopony contacts them about what's happening.]]
** Lady Falalauria of the Deerfolk. [[spoiler:Though what she ''doesn't'' do is also important, given how she was weighing the lives of our heroines versus the ''potential'' tragedy they could cause in the course of their journey…]]

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* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: [[spoiler:Ashtail, Ashtail, who would rather not be called a 'prince']]
** Surprisingly, not Celestia or Luna. Intervention on their part could resolve the entire plot quickly and without incident.
*** Although to be fair, [[JustifiedTrope nopony contacts them about what's happening.]]
'prince'.
** Lady Falalauria of the Deerfolk. [[spoiler:Though Though what she ''doesn't'' do is also important, given how she was weighing the lives of our heroines versus the ''potential'' tragedy they could cause in the course of their journey…]]journey.



** Rainbow Dash also alters her impression of Shield Maiden after [[spoiler: she comforts Rarity when the unicorn breaks down at the thought of killing anyone]].

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** Rainbow Dash also alters her impression of Shield Maiden after [[spoiler: she comforts Rarity when the unicorn breaks down at the thought of killing anyone]].anyone.
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* LeapOfFaith: In Chapter 18, [[spoiler:the newly-healed Twilight trusting her vision and teleporting ''straight'' to her friends' side just in the nick of time]].
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