History Fanfic / ItsADangerousBusinessGoingOutYourDoor

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'.
**
'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.''
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** Dragons are apparently from [[TheKingInYellow Carcosa.]]

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** Dragons are apparently from [[TheKingInYellow [[Literature/TheKingInYellow Carcosa.]]
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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.
18th May '15 6:40:54 PM Emptybee
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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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* ArtShift: A minor, text-based example. In the scene where [[spoiler: Rainbow Dash enters the Dreaming]] the text changes to bold, spoken lines are given colors to show who's talking, and everything is referred to in present-tense rather than past-tense. It changes back to normal eventually, though.

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* ArtShift: A minor, text-based example. In the scene where [[spoiler: Rainbow Dash enters the Dreaming]] Dreaming the text changes to bold, spoken lines are given colors to show who's talking, and everything is referred to in present-tense rather than past-tense. It changes back to normal eventually, though.



* 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''. 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.]]
** 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.]]'']]
* BarrierMaiden: According to Lady Falalauria, [[spoiler:the Deer of the Shimmerwood are a barrier race holding back ''something'' in the Archbacks]].
* BigDamnHeroes: In chapter 18, [[spoiler: ''Twilight Sparkle'', having just recovered thanks to Rarity getting the Beneviolet to her in time, saves Applejack, Rarity, and Rainbow Dash from being killed by the World Snake.]]

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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]]
** A reader from the story's comments section did the math, and concluded that [[spoiler: the World Snake Snake]] is the size of ''[[http://electioninfo.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/guam2.jpg Guam.]]'']]
]]''
* BarrierMaiden: According to Lady Falalauria, [[spoiler:the the Deer of the Shimmerwood are a barrier race holding back ''something'' in the Archbacks]].
Archbacks.
* BigDamnHeroes: In chapter 18, [[spoiler: ''Twilight Sparkle'', having just A recently recovered thanks to Rarity getting the Beneviolet to her in time, Twilight Sparkle saves Applejack, Rarity, and Rainbow Dash from being killed by the [[spoiler: World Snake.]]



* BrickJoke: When first starting their journey, Applejack is furious when she realizes she forgot one particular tool: [[spoiler:rope]]. Much later on, [[spoiler:Lady Falalauria's parting gift to her is a coil of enchanted rope]].
* CallForward: Lady Falalauria's parting words to the trio asks them [[spoiler:not to be too disappointed by what happens at the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E26TheBestNightEver Gala]]]], much to their confusion.

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* BrickJoke: When first starting their journey, Applejack is furious when she realizes she forgot one particular tool: [[spoiler:rope]]. rope. Much later on, [[spoiler:Lady Lady Falalauria's parting gift to her is a coil of enchanted rope]].
rope.
* CallForward: Lady Falalauria's parting words to the trio asks them [[spoiler:not not to be too disappointed by what happens at the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E26TheBestNightEver Gala]]]], Gala]], much to their confusion.



* 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. [[spoiler: Amazingly enough, it survives long enough to finally be put towards its intended usage in chapter 18.]]

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* 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. [[spoiler: Amazingly enough, it survives long enough to finally be put towards its intended usage in chapter 18.]]use.



* {{Claustrophobia}}: [[spoiler: Rainbow Dash]] seems to have it, though she sees it less as "fear of enclosed spaces" and more "fear of not being able to see the sky", as seen when [[spoiler: she freaks out during the blizzard, ''before'' the avalanche that traps them]].

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* {{Claustrophobia}}: [[spoiler: Rainbow Dash]] Dash seems to have it, though she sees it less as "fear of enclosed spaces" and more "fear of not being able to see the sky", as seen when [[spoiler: she freaks out during the blizzard, ''before'' the avalanche that traps them]].them.



* [[spoiler: ColossusClimb: Rarity does this to the World Snake in order to get the Beneviolet, with help from Dash and AJ.]]
* CoolDownHug: Used twice. [[spoiler: Once by Applejack and Rarity on Rainbow Dash after she nearly goes catatonic when they're buried in a snow cave after an avalanche. The second by Shield Maiden on Rarity after she freaks out at the prospect of having to kill something.]]

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* [[spoiler: ColossusClimb: *ColossusClimb: Rarity does this to to [[spoiler: the World Snake Snake]] in order to get the Beneviolet, with help from Dash and AJ.]]
AJ.
* CoolDownHug: Used twice. [[spoiler: Once by Applejack and Rarity on Rainbow Dash after she nearly goes catatonic when they're buried in a snow cave after an avalanche. The second by Shield Maiden on Rarity after she freaks out at the prospect of having to kill something.]]



* DieOrFly: [[spoiler:How Firefly taught Rainbow Dash to start flying.]]
* DontThinkFeel: The difference between [[spoiler:unicorn and deer teleportation: unicorns ''think'' of where they want to appear, while deer focus on the ''sensation'']].
** It's also the secret to "controlling" lightning, as all pronghorns know. [[spoiler: Rainbow Dash learns this lesson as well during her time in the Dreaming.]]

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* DieOrFly: [[spoiler:How Firefly How [[spoiler:Firefly]] taught Rainbow Dash to start flying.]]
flying.
* DontThinkFeel: The difference between [[spoiler:unicorn unicorn and deer teleportation: unicorns ''think'' of where they want to appear, while deer focus on the ''sensation'']].
''sensation''.
** It's also the secret to "controlling" lightning, as all pronghorns know. [[spoiler: Rainbow Dash Dash]] learns this lesson as well during her time in the Dreaming.]]



** As of Chapter 15, this includes [[spoiler:dreaming of her future self and full potential. Can't get much more things to come than ''that'']].
* EndOfAnAge: Ushered in by the great war between the deer; as Lady Falalauria eventually reveals, they are responsible for [[spoiler: magic being required to keep the world running in most areas outside bastions like the Everfree Forest]].
-->'''Lady Falalauria:''' You ponies must [[spoiler:manage nature]] because we deer ''broke'' it.

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** As of Chapter 15, this includes [[spoiler:dreaming dreaming of her future self and full potential. Can't get much more things to come than ''that'']].
''that''.
* EndOfAnAge: Ushered in by the great war between the deer; as Lady Falalauria eventually reveals, they are responsible for [[spoiler: magic being required to keep the world running in most areas outside bastions like the Everfree Forest]].
Forest.
-->'''Lady Falalauria:''' You ponies must [[spoiler:manage nature]] manage nature because we deer ''broke'' it.



** Early on, Rainbow Dash mentions that Pegasi don't get cold. Turns out [[spoiler:her mentor Firefly was the exact opposite -- she never got ''hot'', but struggled with the cold]].

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** Early on, Rainbow Dash mentions that Pegasi don't get cold. Turns out [[spoiler:her her mentor Firefly [[spoiler:Firefly]] was the exact opposite -- she never got ''hot'', but struggled with the cold]].cold.



* HeroicSacrifice: Performed by [[spoiler:Rainbow Dash's mentor Firefly, who sacrificed herself to stop a storm]].
** Falalauria's lie seems to foreshadow that [[spoiler:Rarity will attempt a Heroic Sacrifice before the journey is through.]] [[spoiler:Possibly {{Subverted}} as of Chapter 16, given that the journey occurs before the Gala.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: Performed by [[spoiler:Rainbow Dash's mentor Firefly, Firefly,]] who sacrificed herself to stop a storm]].
storm.
** Falalauria's lie seems to foreshadow that [[spoiler:Rarity Rarity will attempt a Heroic Sacrifice before the journey is through.]] [[spoiler:Possibly through. Possibly {{Subverted}} as of Chapter 16, given that the journey occurs before the Gala.]]



* {{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, [[spoiler:Applejack is openly ''encouraging'' her to go for it, but she hesitates, not wanting to leave them alone]].
** And shortly after the above, they learn [[spoiler:had Dash gone on alone at that moment, they would have failed their mission because she wouldn't have learned the ''true'' way to save Twilight in time, namely, sending back a young and potent Beneviolet. And even then, there was still the World Snake guarding it]].

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* {{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, [[spoiler:Applejack Applejack is openly ''encouraging'' her to go for it, but she hesitates, not wanting to leave them alone]].
alone.
** And shortly after the above, they learn [[spoiler:had had Dash gone on alone at that moment, they would have failed their mission because she wouldn't have learned the ''true'' way to save Twilight in time, namely, sending back a young and potent Beneviolet. And even then, there was still the [[spoiler:the World Snake guarding it]].
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* {{Defictionalization}}: Fluttershy's lullaby in Chapter 11 has been recorded by a fan and can be found [[http://mylittleremix.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=288 here.]]
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* AerithAndBob: Justified; different cultures have different styles of naming.
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