History Fanfic / TheConversionBureauNotAlone

12th Aug '16 8:17:27 PM KizunaTallis
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* BarrierBustingBlow: It takes ridiculous amounts of dakka, but eventually something (likely a large missile strike) was able to break down the barrier.
27th Jun '15 8:19:39 AM jeez
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* PyrrhicVictory: Chapter 18, ''The Battle Of South Africa'' is this [[spoiler: for the humans]]. An artillery detachment and their escort get stuck in the mud and are ambushed by a small number of Royal Guards. An armoured scout rolls in and changes the tide in favour of the humans, but the unicorns possess some of the guns and turn them against their wielders. By the time more human backup can arrive, [[spoiler: most of the detachment is dead, as are all of the ambushers]].

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* PyrrhicVictory: Chapter 18, ''The Battle Of South Africa'' is this [[spoiler: for the humans]]. An artillery detachment and their escort get stuck in the mud and are ambushed by a small number of Royal Guards. An armoured scout rolls in and changes the tide in favour of the humans, but the unicorns possess some of the guns and turn them against their wielders. By [[spoiler:By the time more human backup can arrive, [[spoiler: most of the detachment is dead, as only combatants still standing are all of the ambushers]].two human artillerymen]].
12th May '15 3:31:07 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Also, a chapter is called ''TheLongestDay''.

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** Also, a chapter is called ''TheLongestDay''.''Film/TheLongestDay''.
6th Dec '14 1:26:59 PM Gideoncrawle
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* [[spoiler: {{Anticlimax}}]]: ''Celestia's Answer'' ends with [[spoiler: Equestria just... vanishing]].

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* [[spoiler: {{Anticlimax}}]]: {{Anticlimax}}: ''Celestia's Answer'' ends with [[spoiler: Equestria just... vanishing]].



* [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Scary Dogmatic Ponies]]: TheFundamentalist type. Instantly Celestia looks at human culture, deems it barbaric, and creates the ponification potion to '[[YouWillBeAssimilated convert]]' humanity into 'better' forms. When humans start rejecting the potion, Celestia tries to eliminate humanity with her barrier.

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* [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Scary Dogmatic Ponies]]: ScaryDogmaticAliens: TheFundamentalist type. Instantly Celestia looks at human culture, deems it barbaric, and creates the ponification potion to '[[YouWillBeAssimilated convert]]' humanity into 'better' forms. When humans start rejecting the potion, Celestia tries to eliminate humanity with her barrier.



* [[ScrewYouElves Screw You Ponies]]: Humanity as a whole does not take kindly to the ponies' misanthropic and ambiguously genocidal attitudes.

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* [[ScrewYouElves Screw You Ponies]]: ScrewYouElves: Humanity as a whole does not take kindly to the ponies' misanthropic and ambiguously genocidal attitudes.
9th Jul '14 7:08:57 AM REV6Pilot
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* DownerEnding: For Equestria. They [[spoiler:are able to make it back safely to their home dimension in one piece, but their military is utterly decimated, and in their hasty retreat, the princesses were forced to leave more than 3000 ponies behind to an uncertain future on Earth. Moreover, the population is revealed to be losing their faith in the princesses, and the gryphon and zebra nations are ''not'' happy to hear about what Celestia tried to do to the humans. The story ultimately closes with the Gryphon Queen writing a letter to Celestia that heavily hints they may even wage war against Equestria.]]

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* DownerEnding: For Equestria. They [[spoiler:are able to make it back safely to their home dimension in one piece, but their military is utterly decimated, and in their hasty retreat, the princesses were forced to leave more than 3000 ponies behind to an uncertain future on Earth. Moreover, the population is revealed to be losing their faith in the princesses, and the gryphon and zebra nations are ''not'' happy to hear about what Celestia tried to do to the humans. The story ultimately closes with the Gryphon Queen writing a letter to Celestia that heavily hints they may even wage war against Equestria.Equestria (which is exactly what happens in ''Conquer the Stars'').]]
30th Mar '14 7:07:44 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* AliensAreBastards: Subverted. While ponies like Twilight Sparkle ''definitely'' qualify, there's also ones like [[MeaningfulName Ice Breaker]], Evening Star and Lyra, who do not agree with what Celestia is doing.

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* AliensAreBastards: Subverted.Averted. While ponies like Twilight Sparkle ''definitely'' qualify, there's also ones like [[MeaningfulName Ice Breaker]], Evening Star and Lyra, who do not agree with what Celestia is doing.



* AssimilationPlot: {{Deconstruct}}s the typical TCB ponification crusade by Celestia.
* AssInAmbassador: Twilight Sparkle ends up offending ''[[UpToEleven the entire human race]]'' and sparking a war between Earth and Equestria.

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* AssimilationPlot: {{Deconstruct}}s the The typical TCB ponification crusade by Celestia.
* AssInAmbassador: Twilight Sparkle ends up offending ''[[UpToEleven the ''the entire human race]]'' race'' and sparking a war between Earth and Equestria.



* DeconstructionFic: Of ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureau''. Humanity reacts appropriately to the ponies' misanthropy, the effects of the expanding Equestrian bubble are further examined, and we have human-sympathizing ponies.

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* DeconstructionFic: Of ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureau''. Humanity
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reacts appropriately to the ponies' misanthropy, the effects of the expanding Equestrian bubble are further examined, and we have human-sympathizing ponies.
19th Mar '14 1:14:52 PM KizunaTallis
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* ColbertBump: This story managed to set up Anti-TCB stories that weren't as heavy-handed as the actual TCB stories, as well as other "humans in Equestria" stories that have GreyAndGreyMorality once it appeared on Spacebattles.
28th Jan '14 11:27:26 AM KizunaTallis
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* GoshDangItToHeck: As shown with Thunderhead, the newfoals generally do not like swearing. Thunderhead himself at one point is even able to admit that he's "pissed off" during a tough repair job, but onl;y because he was being pressured into it and he very clearly didn't like using that kind of language.

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* GoshDangItToHeck: As shown with Thunderhead, the newfoals generally do not like swearing. Thunderhead himself at one point is even able to admit that he's "pissed off" during a tough repair job, but onl;y only because he was being pressured into it and he very clearly didn't like using that kind of language.
28th Jan '14 11:26:23 AM KizunaTallis
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* HumiliationConga: According to Dalek Ix's fanfic, TheConversionBureauConquerTheStars, the rest of Equestria didn't react too kindly to what Celestia did.



** Seemingly averted when she starts to express doubts in private, where, without the influence of her peers, she finally starts to understand ''why'' humanity isn't so keen on ponification. Sadly, come [[Fanfic/ConversionBureauConquerTheStars]], she's ''still'' in denial.
* IncompatibleOrientation: Andrew and Ice Breaker; Andrew is gay (and xenosexual), Ice Breaker is neither, and so they remain JustFriends.

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** Seemingly averted when she Twilight starts to express doubts in private, where, without the influence of her peers, she finally starts to understand some part of ''why'' humanity isn't so keen on ponification. Sadly, come [[Fanfic/ConversionBureauConquerTheStars]], [[Fanfic/TheConversionBureauConquerTheStars the sequel]], she's ''still'' in denial.
* IncompatibleOrientation: Andrew and Ice Breaker; Andrew is gay (and xenosexual), not closed off to the possibility of InterspeciesRomance), Ice Breaker is neither, straight and so only attracted to mares, thus they remain JustFriends.



* [[ScrewYouElves Screw You Ponies]]: Humanity as a whole reacts appropriately to Celestia's ambiguously genocidal attitude.

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* [[ScrewYouElves Screw You Ponies]]: Humanity as a whole reacts appropriately does not take kindly to Celestia's the ponies' misanthropic and ambiguously genocidal attitude.attitudes.



** There's a pony called QuantumLeap.

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** There's a pony called QuantumLeap.Series/QuantumLeap.



* SociopathicSoldier: Pieter, who seems to be a combination of types I and II.
* SouthAfricansWithSurfaceToAirMissiles: The author went to quite some lengths to describe the fighting prowess of South African artillery and light armoured cavalry, including detailing their names and weapon systems.

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* SociopathicSoldier: Pieter, who seems to be a combination of types I Types 1 and II.
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* SouthAfricansWithSurfaceToAirMissiles: The author went to quite some lengths to describe the fighting prowess of South African artillery and light armoured armored cavalry, including detailing their names and weapon systems.
6th Jan '14 6:05:11 PM KizunaTallis
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''[[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/re-upload-tcb-not-alone.248433/ The Conversion Bureau: Not Alone]]'' is a ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic. It is a sometimes heavy-handed new take on ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureau''; while not strictly necessary, reading or at least having knowledge of TCB is '''strongly advised'''.

Similar to mainline TCB, the Equestrian landform appears suddenly in the South Atlantic. While humanity extended welcome to the ponies, there were those who had doubts. These doubts proved founded once the ponies' imperialism came to light, leading humanity to gear up for war. At the same time, there are also those ponies who disagree with the Princesses' actions.

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''[[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/re-upload-tcb-not-alone.248433/ The Conversion Bureau: Not Alone]]'' is a ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic. It is a sometimes heavy-handed new and different take on ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureau''; while not strictly necessary, reading or at least having knowledge of TCB is '''strongly advised'''.

Similar to mainline TCB, the Equestrian landform landmass appears suddenly in the South Atlantic. While humanity extended welcome to the ponies, there were those who had doubts. These doubts proved founded once the ponies' imperialism came to light, leading humanity to gear up for war. At the same time, there are also those ponies who disagree with the Princesses' actions.



* AuthorTract : Written (from word of god) to "set right" perceived issues with certain other pro-conversion TCB stories. Whether it works is left as an exercise to the individual reader.

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* AuthorTract : Written (from word of god) The author himself states the story was written to "set right" perceived issues with certain other pro-conversion TCB stories. Whether it works is left as an exercise to the individual reader.



** Equestria didn't get out of this scot-free either. Those who believed in unification between humans and ponies are now on the run, with little to suggest that this flight is going to end well. Many of those who battled against the humans are now permanently injured, including Shining Armor. There are doubts going through the minds of each of the Elements, possibly lessening their effectiveness. The Newfoals are proving disruptive by being extremely UncannyValley, if nothing else. And Celestia has just had her moral authority revoked by the queen of the griffins. However, in the end they avoided destruction at the hands of the humans and did manage to get away with minimal casualties.



*** Revealed at the end that Celestia personally transported Equestria to Earth to purposefully assimilate them.
* ColbertBump: This story managed to set up Anti-TCB stories that weren't as heavy-handed as the actual TCB stories, as well as other humans in equestria stories that have GreyAndGreyMorality once it appeared on Spacebattles.

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*** Revealed Plus it's revealed at the end that Celestia personally transported Equestria to Earth to purposefully assimilate them.
* ColbertBump: This story managed to set up Anti-TCB stories that weren't as heavy-handed as the actual TCB stories, as well as other humans "humans in equestria Equestria" stories that have GreyAndGreyMorality once it appeared on Spacebattles.



** Pony superiority over humans in battle was also deconstructed, as Rainbow Dash finds out. She initially wanted to go out to the front lines, "Bucking all the humans before they could hit her," but this ambition dies ''very'' quickly once she sees the evacuating Royal Guards, many of whom are wounded badly or are in need of medical attention.
** Humans are also seen more realistically, being neither a race of [[Warhammer40K Khorne-worshiping berserkers]] nor a race of pure innocence, either. There are good humans, bad humans, humans that like ponies, humans that side with the ponies, humans that hate the ponies, those who use the threat of ponies for their own ends... they run the entire spectrum.

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** Pony superiority over humans in battle was also deconstructed, as Rainbow Dash finds out. out the hard way. She initially wanted to go out to the front lines, "Bucking "bucking all the humans before they could hit her," but this ambition dies ''very'' quickly once she sees the evacuating Royal Guards, many of whom are wounded badly or are in need of medical attention.
** Humans are also seen more realistically, being neither a race of [[Warhammer40K Khorne-worshiping berserkers]] nor a race of pure innocence, either. There are good humans, bad humans, humans that like ponies, humans that side with the ponies, humans that hate the ponies, those who use the threat of ponies for their own ends... they run the entire spectrum.
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** After being questioned about Celestia's border expansion, Twilight simply dismissed those 'silly' human politics and insists they'd all just be better off under Celestia's rule. Saying that simply being [[GodEmperor Goddesses]] is reason enough the Human's should trust their leadership, and why it's fine to accept relinquishing their civil rights.

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** After being questioned about Celestia's border expansion, Twilight simply dismissed those 'silly' human politics and insists they'd all just be better off under Celestia's rule. Saying rule and that simply Celestia and Luna being [[GodEmperor Goddesses]] is reason enough the Human's humans should trust their leadership, and why it's fine to accept relinquishing their civil rights.



* GoshDangItToHeck: As shown with Thunderhead, the newfoals also lose their ability to swear.
** Not entirely- when prompted, Thunderhead does admit that he's "Pissed" but he's clearly extremely reluctant and only does so because he's being strongly pressured.

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* GoshDangItToHeck: As shown with Thunderhead, the newfoals also lose their ability to swear.
** Not entirely- when prompted,
generally do not like swearing. Thunderhead does himself at one point is even able to admit that he's "Pissed" "pissed off" during a tough repair job, but he's onl;y because he was being pressured into it and he very clearly extremely reluctant and only does so because he's being strongly pressured.didn't like using that kind of language.



** It's pretty heavily hinted that Fluttershy thinks ''they'' were the ones who approached the humans wrong. Not that humanity was inherently vile.
*** After Twilight thinks about the effects of the potion, and what they would do to Shining if it could heal him, she finally realizes the ''real'' reason humanity went to war.

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** It's pretty heavily hinted that Fluttershy thinks ''they'' were the ones who approached the humans wrong. Not wrong, not that humanity was inherently vile.
*** After Twilight thinks about the effects of the potion, and what they would do to Shining Armor if it could heal him, she finally realizes the ''real'' reason humanity went to war.



* HumblePie: Rainbow Dash wanted to go out and fight with the Royal Guard, thinking it would be easy to buck every soldier she found. Then, after she sees them after they come back from South Africa horribly injured and mutilated, she gets to eat a fat slice of this.

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* HumblePie: Rainbow Dash initially wanted to go out and fight with the Royal Guard, thinking it would be easy to buck every soldier she found. Then, after she sees them after they come back from South Africa horribly injured and mutilated, she gets to eat a fat slice of this.



* PoesLaw: This fic is intended to satirise and deconstruct TCB, but some readers have mistaken it for merely being another of that sub-genre.

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* PoesLaw: This fic is intended to satirise satirize and deconstruct TCB, but some readers have mistaken it for merely being another of that sub-genre.



** The whole aftermath of the war for humanity in general - [[spoiler: Equestria has retreated and won't be bothering anyone else, but the troubles are far from over, as South Africa is turning into a facist state and several countries start spending enormous amounts of money (at the cost of healthcare, education and enviromental protection) beefing up their militaries and preparing for a war that will never come.]]

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** The whole aftermath of the war for humanity for[[spoiler: humanity]] in general - [[spoiler: Equestria has retreated and won't be bothering anyone else, but the troubles are far from over, as South Africa is turning into a facist state and several countries start spending enormous amounts of money (at the cost of healthcare, education and enviromental environmental protection) beefing up their militaries military forces and preparing for a war that will never come.]]



* [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Scary Dogmatic Ponies]]: ala TheFundamentalist type. Instantly Celestia looks at human culture, deems it barbaric, and creates the ponification potion to '[[YouWillBeAssimilated convert]]' Humanity into 'better' forms. When Humans start rejecting the potion, Celestia tries to eliminate humanity with her barrier.

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* [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Scary Dogmatic Ponies]]: ala TheFundamentalist type. Instantly Celestia looks at human culture, deems it barbaric, and creates the ponification potion to '[[YouWillBeAssimilated convert]]' Humanity humanity into 'better' forms. When Humans humans start rejecting the potion, Celestia tries to eliminate humanity with her barrier.



* [[ScrewYouElves Screw You Ponies]]: Humans react appropriately to Celestia's ambiguously genocidal attitude.

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* [[ScrewYouElves Screw You Ponies]]: Humans react Humanity as a whole reacts appropriately to Celestia's ambiguously genocidal attitude.



* StepfordSmiler: The newfoals. ''Aftermath, Part II'' reveals [[spoiler:even natural-born ponies get creeped out by it]].

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* StepfordSmiler: The newfoals. ''Aftermath, Part II'' reveals [[spoiler:even natural-born ponies get creeped out by it]].find them creepy and unsettling]].



* TotalitarianUtilitarian: Celestia is a Type 2. She seems to honestly think ponification would help solve all of humanity's problems but doesn't understand why the humans don't want to give up being what makes them.
* UncannyValley: InUniverse, the reactions of natural ponies to newfoals.

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* TotalitarianUtilitarian: Celestia is a Type 2. She seems to honestly think ponification would help solve all of humanity's problems but doesn't understand why the humans don't want to give up being what makes them.
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* UncannyValley: InUniverse, InUniverse - [[spoiler: the reactions of natural natural-born ponies to newfoals.find the newfoals unsettling and strange]].



* YouCantGoHomeAgain: As of ''The Longest Day'', [[spoiler:everypony who was part of the EFH has been effectively banished from Ponyville]]. To say nothing of [[spoiler:all the ponies who were left behind when Celestia pulled Equestria out of our world]].

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* YouCantGoHomeAgain: As of ''The Longest Day'', [[spoiler:everypony who was part of the EFH has been effectively banished from Ponyville]]. To say nothing of [[spoiler:all the ponies who were left behind when Celestia pulled Equestria out of our world]].Earth]].
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