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3rd Dec '16 2:01:21 PM jedwashere
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It also has a crossover with ''Fanfic/TheAvatarOfAlbion'' called ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/259763/convergence Convergence]]''!

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It also has a crossover with ''Fanfic/TheAvatarOfAlbion'' called ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/259763/convergence ''[[Fanfic/ConvergenceSeries Convergence]]''!
2nd Dec '16 2:33:01 PM KizunaTallis
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** For Earth, millions of people have become WarRefugees over the course of the war thanks to [[AdvancingWallOfDoom the Barrier]], which annihilates any human or human-made object in its way (not even leaving dust behind). Not only that, but the barrier is nigh-unstoppable, and every human knows it. It took a minor miracle for the PHL and the American military to even ''delay'' the thing! The situation looks so bleak that the U.S President [[spoiler: has resigned himself to a plan that would destroy all life on Earth, with the small hope it will at least do ''something'' to the Barrier, even as it kills them all]]. But now that the Prime!Equestrians have arrived, it may not be so hopeless anymore.

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** For Earth, millions of people have become WarRefugees over the course of the war thanks to [[AdvancingWallOfDoom the Barrier]], which annihilates any human or human-made object in its way (not even leaving dust behind). Not only that, but the barrier is nigh-unstoppable, and every human knows it. It took a minor miracle for the PHL and the American military to even ''delay'' the thing! The situation looks so bleak that the U.S President [[spoiler: has [[spoiler:has resigned himself to a plan that would destroy all life on Earth, with the small hope it will at least do ''something'' to the Barrier, even as it kills them all]]. But now that the Prime!Equestrians have arrived, it may not be so hopeless anymore.



* HumansAreSpecial: Maybe. The prime versions of Twilight and Lyra have both read books which mention humans coming to Equestria long ago via [[MyLittlePonyTVSpecials the Rainbow of Light]], and the event where the first portal opened at CERN may not have been an accident, [[spoiler: since Queen Celestia already knew of mankind's existence and stole TCB!Discord's magic so she could travel across the dimensional barrier]].

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* HumansAreSpecial: Maybe. The prime versions of Twilight and Lyra have both read books which mention humans coming to Equestria long ago via [[MyLittlePonyTVSpecials the Rainbow of Light]], and the event where the first portal opened at CERN may not have been an accident, [[spoiler: since [[spoiler:since Queen Celestia already knew of mankind's existence and stole TCB!Discord's magic so she could travel across the dimensional barrier]].



* DarkestHour: By the time the main story rolls around, this is Earth's situation, between the barrier having consumed almost a third of the whole planet (and its started making landfall on North America), losing at least 2 billion people, the Empire's ever relentless campaign and all-around ApocalypseAnarchy reigns. Lampshaded by Stephan in "Training Days: First Days, Part 2":
-->'''Stephan:''' This isn't our last chance so much as it's our only chance.



* DefiantToTheEnd: Queen Elizabeth.

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* DefiantToTheEnd: Queen Elizabeth. Marcus intended to go this way when he thought he was going to be turned.



* HolyCity: According to the chapter "Setting It Right", Mecca has been wiped out by the barrier, devastating the Islamic world. And given the barrier's starting point (Switzerland), it's safe to say Vatican City and Jerusalem were destroyed too.

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* HolyCity: According to the chapter "Setting It Right", Mecca has been wiped out by the barrier, devastating the Islamic world. And given the barrier's starting point (Switzerland), it's safe to say also made clear that Vatican City and Jerusalem were destroyed too.
16th Nov '16 5:15:20 PM KizunaTallis
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* FallGuy: After the disaster in the Ponyville Hostage Crisis, [[spoiler:the PHL and the Prime!Princesses resort to using Prime!Trixie as this to protect TCB!Trixie and preserve the Alliance]].



* FinalSpeech: Condemned to be turned into a statue and smashed, TCB!Lyra got to extensively quote Charlie Chaplin's speech from ''TheGreatDictator'' in front of an angry crowd of TCB!ponies calling for her blood. Not an example of ShamingTheMob, since Lyra knew most of them wouldn't listen to her. All she could hope for was that somepony would record her last words for future use against Celestia. [[spoiler: This did happen, and Photo Finish uses them for that very purpose]].

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* FinalSpeech: Condemned to be turned into a statue and smashed, TCB!Lyra got to extensively quote Charlie Chaplin's speech from ''TheGreatDictator'' ''Film/TheGreatDictator'' in front of an angry crowd of TCB!ponies calling for her blood. Not an example of ShamingTheMob, since Lyra knew most of them wouldn't listen to her. All she could hope for was that somepony would record her last words for future use against Celestia. [[spoiler: This did happen, and Photo Finish uses them for that very purpose]].



* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Discussed at least twice. TCB!Trixie is concerned about this happening to her and the other PHL soldiers after the war, and King William (in a completely different chapter) is truly saddened by what they've been driven to:

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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Discussed at least twice. TCB!Trixie is concerned about this happening to her and the other PHL soldiers after the war, and King William (in a flashback from a completely different chapter) is truly saddened by what they've been driven to:



** TCB!Cloudchaser was hit by a poison that works like this- it absorbs any magic in the area and kills the person or pony slowly. Thankfully, [[spoiler: Discord]] saves the day.

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** TCB!Cloudchaser was hit by a poison that works like this- this - it absorbs any magic in the area and kills the person or pony slowly. Thankfully, [[spoiler: Discord]] saves the day.



* MarySue: InUniverse the concept is {{Discussed}}, {{Deconstructed}} and vocally {{Defied}} at the same time. According to Marcus, the ponification potion turns people into "perfect ponies". Applejack quickly dismisses the concept of perfect ponies as complete crap.

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* MarySue: InUniverse InUniverse, the concept is {{Discussed}}, {{Deconstructed}} and vocally {{Defied}} at the same time. According to Marcus, the ponification potion turns people into "perfect ponies". Applejack Prime!Applejack quickly dismisses the concept of perfect ponies as complete crap.



** Princess Celestia voluntarily undergoes (you can't fault her determination) and suffers through Marcus's war memories to see if he really is telling the truth and share his pain... until TCB!Twilight and the rest of the Mane Six showed up, and she broke.

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** Princess Celestia voluntarily undergoes (you can't fault her determination) and suffers through Marcus's Marcus' war memories to see if he really is telling the truth and share his pain... until TCB!Twilight and the rest of the Mane Six showed up, and she broke.



* MisplacedRetribution: [[spoiler: It turns out that while Marcus' mother (Megan) ''did'' go to Dream Valley and defeated Tirek, she didn't defeat TCB!Tirek himself. In fact, she actually defeated the Tirek of Prime!Equestria]].
* MonumentalDamage: The Barrier destroys many human landmarks, such as Westminster Clock Tower (aka Big Ben) and the Pyramids of Giza.

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* MisplacedRetribution: [[spoiler: It turns out that while Marcus' mother (Megan) mother, Megan Williams, ''did'' go to Dream Valley and defeated Tirek, she didn't defeat TCB!Tirek himself. In fact, she actually defeated the Tirek of Prime!Equestria]].
* MonumentalDamage: The Barrier destroys many all human landmarks, such as made objects it touches, so this is frequent.
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Westminster Clock Tower (aka Big Ben) and Ben), the Pyramids of Giza.Giza, and St. Basil's Cathedral are wiped out.



* MultiversalConqueror: It's very clear that once Queen Celestia is done with Earth, Prime!Equestria is next. And according to [[spoiler: Discord]], she will likely only continue on after that. [[spoiler:It turns out to be Tirek's whole plan]].

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* MultiversalConqueror: It's very clear that once Queen Celestia is done with Earth, Prime!Equestria is next. And according to [[spoiler: Discord]], [[spoiler:Discord]], she will likely only continue on after that. [[spoiler:It turns out to be Tirek's whole plan]].



** Marcus after killing Stalwart Heart to save Cheerilee.

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** Marcus Marcus, after killing Stalwart Heart to save Cheerilee.



* PosthumousCharacter: TCB!Lyra.

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* PosthumousCharacter: TCB!Lyra.TCB!Lyra and [[spoiler:Megan Williams]].



* PowerTattoo: Marcus's tattoos are actually runes enchanted with an archaic form of magic that greatly enhances his strength, speed and stamina and makes him resistant to most kinds of pony magic.

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* PowerTattoo: Marcus's Marcus' tattoos are actually runes enchanted with an archaic form of magic that greatly enhances his strength, speed and stamina and makes him resistant to most kinds of pony magic.
18th Oct '16 8:29:17 AM dlchen145
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* {{Seppuku}}: Rumored to be how Japan's Prime Minister went down. Supposedly, he did it [[{{Badass}} with a torn-out unicorn horn, half-ponified]].

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* {{Seppuku}}: Rumored to be how Japan's Prime Minister went down. Supposedly, he did it [[{{Badass}} with a torn-out unicorn horn, half-ponified]].



* TookALevelInBadass: TCB!Trixie, who went from being a SmallNameBigEgo illusionist to a clever, shapeshifting assassin and spy with an array of bombs and considerable skill with a blade. A {{Badass}} [[http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2013/042/a/5/commission__redskin122004_by_sakuyamon-d5ugozk.png makeover]] also helped with that.

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* TookALevelInBadass: TCB!Trixie, who went from being a SmallNameBigEgo illusionist to a clever, shapeshifting assassin and spy with an array of bombs and considerable skill with a blade. A {{Badass}} [[http://fc02.badass[[http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2013/042/a/5/commission__redskin122004_by_sakuyamon-d5ugozk.png makeover]] also helped with that.
12th Oct '16 10:31:41 AM dlchen145
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* AdaptationalBadass: From TCB!Equestria, several background characters, like Lyra, Cheerilee, Zecora, Vinyl Scratch and others become hardened resistance fighters. Sweetie Belle is especially notable, given that she lives in Zecora's old hut in the forest.



* {{Ambadassador}}: TCB!Lyra Heartstrings.



* AnachronicOrder: The main story takes place late in the war, and the side stories take place in multiple points during the war, whether during the earlier days (Europe, Asia, ''Adrift'', ''Once More Unto The Breach''), the middle (''The Light Despondent'', ''The King's Speech'', ''Joy to the Worlds'') or late in the war/around the same time as the main story (''Last Train From Oblivion'', ''Shades of the Unsung'', ''Calm Before the Storm'').



* {{Badass}}: Let's count them, shall we?
** AdaptationalBadass: From TCB!Equestria, several background characters, like Lyra, Cheerilee, Zecora, Vinyl Scratch and others become hardened resistance fighters. Sweetie Belle is especially notable, given that she lives in Zecora's old hut in the forest.
** {{Ambadassador}}: TCB!Lyra Heartstrings.
** BadassArmy: The remaining military forces of Earth, along with human-sympathizing ponies and the other races of Equus, form an alliance in the hope of bringing down Queen Celestia.
*** A coalition of every species living on Prime!Equus assembles to counter the Solar Tyrant. Beyond [[BewareTheNiceOnes the ponies]], a trio of [[PhysicalGod alicorns]], and [[spoiler:the Lord of Chaos himself]], it brings together the [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dragons]], the griffons and their [[PraetorianGuard Tsumerai]], [[spoiler:[[{{Shapeshifting}} the Changelings]]]], [[{{Druid}} the zebras]], [[ProudWarriorRace the minotaurs]], [[TimeAbyss Sint Erklass]] and the reindeer, the [[HeroicDog civilized Diamond Dogs]] and [[TheBigGuy the buffalo tribes]].
** BadassCrew: [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV Michael, Trevor, Franklin, and Lester]] are fighting alongside the PHL. With their previous experience, the PHL have made a good choice. The main characters of the Asia Side-Story fill this out as well.
** BadassFamily: The Whooves clan, consisting of the Doctor and Derpy, their daughters Dinky and Amethyst Star, plus Dinky's boyfriend Pipsqueak. [[spoiler: And yes, they have a working TARDIS]].
** BadassGrandma: Queen Elizabeth II, who took down a squad of Royal Guards and PER agents sent after the British Royal family at the cost of her own life by blowing up Balmoral Castle.
** BadassBoast: Part of the Queen of England's final words, which became known as the Balmoral Address.

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* {{Badass}}: Let's count them, shall we?
** AdaptationalBadass: From TCB!Equestria, several background characters, like Lyra, Cheerilee, Zecora, Vinyl Scratch and others become hardened resistance fighters. Sweetie Belle is especially notable, given that she lives in Zecora's old hut in the forest.
** {{Ambadassador}}: TCB!Lyra Heartstrings.
**
BadassArmy: The remaining military forces of Earth, along with human-sympathizing ponies and the other races of Equus, form an alliance in the hope of bringing down Queen Celestia.
*** ** A coalition of every species living on Prime!Equus assembles to counter the Solar Tyrant. Beyond [[BewareTheNiceOnes the ponies]], a trio of [[PhysicalGod alicorns]], and [[spoiler:the Lord of Chaos himself]], it brings together the [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dragons]], the griffons and their [[PraetorianGuard Tsumerai]], [[spoiler:[[{{Shapeshifting}} the Changelings]]]], [[{{Druid}} the zebras]], [[ProudWarriorRace the minotaurs]], [[TimeAbyss Sint Erklass]] and the reindeer, the [[HeroicDog civilized Diamond Dogs]] and [[TheBigGuy the buffalo tribes]].
** BadassCrew: [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV Michael, Trevor, Franklin, and Lester]] are fighting alongside the PHL. With their previous experience, the PHL have made a good choice. The main characters of the Asia Side-Story fill this out as well.
** BadassFamily: The Whooves clan, consisting of the Doctor and Derpy, their daughters Dinky and Amethyst Star, plus Dinky's boyfriend Pipsqueak. [[spoiler: And yes, they have a working TARDIS]].
** BadassGrandma: Queen Elizabeth II, who took down a squad of Royal Guards and PER agents sent after the British Royal family at the cost of her own life by blowing up Balmoral Castle.
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* BadassBoast: Part of the Queen of England's final words, which became known as the Balmoral Address.



*** Princess Celestia delivers one to Queen Celestia for her evil counterpart's sins against the very concept of harmony.
** BadassNormal: Stephan, who does a good job of keeping up with Marcus despite lacking the Power Tattoos. One commenter even called him "the Franchise/{{Batman}} to Marcus's Franchise/{{Superman}}".
** BadassPrincess: Princess Celestia and Luna, who were ready to beat Marcus into the ground due to him damn near killing the Mane Six. Celestia also plans to lead her troops into battle against the Solar Tyrant.
*** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushOff Gilda]] is the princess of the Griffon Kingdom in this fic.
** BadassTeacher: TCB!Cheerilee, a former teacher who is now a hardened resistance fighter, empowered with magic runes... and [[spoiler: able to deal one hell of a smackdown on a clone of the Tyrant]].
** ColonelBadass: Marcus Renee. Same with Stabsunteroffizier Kraber, who falls three stories, gets in a shotgun fight with a {{Teleport Spam}}ming KnifeNut Pinkie Pie, and takes a display case to the chest, [[MadeOfIron all with apparently no ill effects]].
** EmpoweredBadassNormal: Marcus, already a fierce fighter, becomes immeasurably more deadly once equipped with his runes.
** FutureBadass: Most of the PHL ponies, since their Equestria is four years ahead of Prime!Equestria.
** HeroicBystander: TCB!Lyra and all the ponies who refused to stand by and let Queen Celestia destroy humanity. It's somewhat nuanced by the fact that TCB!Equestria already got some military experience out of the war with King Sombra, but still. TCB!Cloudchaser stands out for punching out Twilight after the latter tried justifying the xenocide on the humans.
** TookALevelInBadass: TCB!Trixie, who went from being a SmallNameBigEgo illusionist to a clever, shapeshifting assassin and spy with an array of bombs and considerable skill with a blade. A {{Badass}} [[http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2013/042/a/5/commission__redskin122004_by_sakuyamon-d5ugozk.png makeover]] also helped with that.
** WorldOfBadass: On one side, TCB!Equestria is led by a Celestia even more powerful than her prime counterpart, with the six Element bearers acting as her lieutenants in the field. Insane and xenocidal, but undeniably badass. On the opposing team, we have a battle-hardened coalition of humans and ponies, a rune-empowered Marine, a Bundeswehr soldier wielding a magical claymore, a shape-shifting pony assassin, the griffons' elite forces, a minotaur, [[Videogame/GrandTheftAutoV four renowned criminals]], [[spoiler: the last Time Lord, the [[Series/{{Sherlock}} most indispensable man in the British Government]], and now a dragon]]. And then Princess Celestia calls on all the races of her world to join in the fight against the Solar Tyrant, including [[spoiler: Discord and the Changelings]].
** The leader of one of these races is essentially said to be [[spoiler: ''SANTA CLAUS'']] in animal form, and he's just as jolly as you might expect, but everything he does in preparation for the war against TCB!Celestia just screams badass.
* AnachronicOrder: The main story takes place late in the war, and the side stories take place in multiple points during the war, whether during the earlier days (Europe, Asia, ''Adrift'', ''Once More Unto The Breach''), the middle (''The Light Despondent'', ''The King's Speech'', ''Joy to the Worlds'') or late in the war/around the same time as the main story (''Last Train From Oblivion'', ''Shades of the Unsung'', ''Calm Before the Storm'').

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*** ** Princess Celestia delivers one to Queen Celestia for her evil counterpart's sins against the very concept of harmony.
** * BadassCrew: [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV Michael, Trevor, Franklin, and Lester]] are fighting alongside the PHL. With their previous experience, the PHL have made a good choice. The main characters of the Asia Side-Story fill this out as well.
* BadassFamily: The Whooves clan, consisting of the Doctor and Derpy, their daughters Dinky and Amethyst Star, plus Dinky's boyfriend Pipsqueak. [[spoiler: And yes, they have a working TARDIS]].
* BadassGrandma: Queen Elizabeth II, who took down a squad of Royal Guards and PER agents sent after the British Royal family at the cost of her own life by blowing up Balmoral Castle.
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BadassNormal: Stephan, who does a good job of keeping up with Marcus despite lacking the Power Tattoos. One commenter even called him "the Franchise/{{Batman}} to Marcus's Franchise/{{Superman}}".
** * BadassPrincess: Princess Celestia and Luna, who were ready to beat Marcus into the ground due to him damn near killing the Mane Six. Celestia also plans to lead her troops into battle against the Solar Tyrant.
*** ** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushOff Gilda]] is the princess of the Griffon Kingdom in this fic.
** * BadassTeacher: TCB!Cheerilee, a former teacher who is now a hardened resistance fighter, empowered with magic runes... and [[spoiler: able to deal one hell of a smackdown on a clone of the Tyrant]].
** ColonelBadass: Marcus Renee. Same with Stabsunteroffizier Kraber, who falls three stories, gets in a shotgun fight with a {{Teleport Spam}}ming KnifeNut Pinkie Pie, and takes a display case to the chest, [[MadeOfIron all with apparently no ill effects]].
** EmpoweredBadassNormal: Marcus, already a fierce fighter, becomes immeasurably more deadly once equipped with his runes.
** FutureBadass: Most of the PHL ponies, since their Equestria is four years ahead of Prime!Equestria.
** HeroicBystander: TCB!Lyra and all the ponies who refused to stand by and let Queen Celestia destroy humanity. It's somewhat nuanced by the fact that TCB!Equestria already got some military experience out of the war with King Sombra, but still. TCB!Cloudchaser stands out for punching out Twilight after the latter tried justifying the xenocide on the humans.
** TookALevelInBadass: TCB!Trixie, who went from being a SmallNameBigEgo illusionist to a clever, shapeshifting assassin and spy with an array of bombs and considerable skill with a blade. A {{Badass}} [[http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2013/042/a/5/commission__redskin122004_by_sakuyamon-d5ugozk.png makeover]] also helped with that.
** WorldOfBadass: On one side, TCB!Equestria is led by a Celestia even more powerful than her prime counterpart, with the six Element bearers acting as her lieutenants in the field. Insane and xenocidal, but undeniably badass. On the opposing team, we have a battle-hardened coalition of humans and ponies, a rune-empowered Marine, a Bundeswehr soldier wielding a magical claymore, a shape-shifting pony assassin, the griffons' elite forces, a minotaur, [[Videogame/GrandTheftAutoV four renowned criminals]], [[spoiler: the last Time Lord, the [[Series/{{Sherlock}} most indispensable man in the British Government]], and now a dragon]]. And then Princess Celestia calls on all the races of her world to join in the fight against the Solar Tyrant, including [[spoiler: Discord and the Changelings]].
** The leader of one of these races is essentially said to be [[spoiler: ''SANTA CLAUS'']] in animal form, and he's just as jolly as you might expect, but everything he does in preparation for the war against TCB!Celestia just screams badass.
* AnachronicOrder: The main story takes place late in the war, and the side stories take place in multiple points during the war, whether during the earlier days (Europe, Asia, ''Adrift'', ''Once More Unto The Breach''), the middle (''The Light Despondent'', ''The King's Speech'', ''Joy to the Worlds'') or late in the war/around the same time as the main story (''Last Train From Oblivion'', ''Shades of the Unsung'', ''Calm Before the Storm'').
Tyrant]].


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* ColonelBadass: Marcus Renee. Same with Stabsunteroffizier Kraber, who falls three stories, gets in a shotgun fight with a {{Teleport Spam}}ming KnifeNut Pinkie Pie, and takes a display case to the chest, [[MadeOfIron all with apparently no ill effects]].


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* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Marcus, already a fierce fighter, becomes immeasurably more deadly once equipped with his runes.


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* FutureBadass: Most of the PHL ponies, since their Equestria is four years ahead of Prime!Equestria.


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* HeroicBystander: TCB!Lyra and all the ponies who refused to stand by and let Queen Celestia destroy humanity. It's somewhat nuanced by the fact that TCB!Equestria already got some military experience out of the war with King Sombra, but still. TCB!Cloudchaser stands out for punching out Twilight after the latter tried justifying the xenocide on the humans.


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* TookALevelInBadass: TCB!Trixie, who went from being a SmallNameBigEgo illusionist to a clever, shapeshifting assassin and spy with an array of bombs and considerable skill with a blade. A {{Badass}} [[http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2013/042/a/5/commission__redskin122004_by_sakuyamon-d5ugozk.png makeover]] also helped with that.


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* WorldOfBadass: On one side, TCB!Equestria is led by a Celestia even more powerful than her prime counterpart, with the six Element bearers acting as her lieutenants in the field. Insane and xenocidal, but undeniably badass. On the opposing team, we have a battle-hardened coalition of humans and ponies, a rune-empowered Marine, a Bundeswehr soldier wielding a magical claymore, a shape-shifting pony assassin, the griffons' elite forces, a minotaur, [[Videogame/GrandTheftAutoV four renowned criminals]], [[spoiler: the last Time Lord, the [[Series/{{Sherlock}} most indispensable man in the British Government]], and now a dragon]]. And then Princess Celestia calls on all the races of her world to join in the fight against the Solar Tyrant, including [[spoiler: Discord and the Changelings]].
** The leader of one of these races is essentially said to be [[spoiler: ''SANTA CLAUS'']] in animal form, and he's just as jolly as you might expect, but everything he does in preparation for the war against TCB!Celestia just screams badass.
20th Sep '16 11:03:28 PM KizunaTallis
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* TheApocalypseBringsOutTheBestInEveryone: To a limited extent. While there's plenty of chaos and murderous madness to go around, the war did make humanity put its differences aside to defeat the Solar Empire, a common threat far bigger than anything they could take on alone.

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* TheApocalypseBringsOutTheBestInEveryone: TheApocalypseBringsOutTheBestInPeople: To a limited extent. While there's plenty of chaos and murderous madness to go around, the war did make humanity put its differences aside to defeat the Solar Empire, a common threat [[DividedWeFall far bigger than anything they could take on alone.alone]].
18th Sep '16 10:24:48 PM KizunaTallis
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** China: By the time of the Main Story, it's devolved into a lawless hellhole, with "reports of mass public executions, mass suicides, riots and God knows what else" in whatever's left of the place (mainly in the western and central regions of the country).
** Brazil: We don't see much outside of Rio De Janeiro. However, it's become an almost {{Cyberpunk}} WretchedHive reminiscent of ''Film/{{Elysium}}'', full of starving WarRefugees, incredibly overpopulated, and so short on food that some jobs actually pay in food rations instead of money (and some people have outright [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty resorted to cannibalism]]). The narrator of ''Starvation'' describes the city as "damn near a warzone" and considers it a terrible idea to walk outside his apartment without body armor. He also alludes to riots over resources, and there's apparently lost Newfoals in the city causing trouble.
** TCB!Equestria itself is sliding into a total breakdown. At the moment, only terror, propaganda, and the mass-exploitation of Newfoal slaves is holding them afloat, and even that's starting to fail.

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** China: By the time of the Main Story, it's devolved into a lawless hellhole, with "reports of mass public executions, mass suicides, riots and God knows what else" in whatever's left of the place (mainly in the western and central regions of the country).
country). And in ''Asia'', we see that one especially notorious HLF group has become large enough to become feared as far as Mongolia due to their sheer sadism.
** Brazil: We don't see much outside of Rio De Janeiro. However, it's become an almost {{Cyberpunk}} WretchedHive reminiscent of ''Film/{{Elysium}}'', full of starving WarRefugees, incredibly overpopulated, and so short on food that some jobs actually pay in food rations instead of money (and some people have outright [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty resorted to cannibalism]]). The narrator of ''Starvation'' describes the city as being "damn near a warzone" and considers it a terrible idea to walk outside his apartment without body armor.armor and at least one weapon on him. He also alludes to riots over resources, and there's apparently lost Newfoals in the city causing trouble.
** TCB!Equestria itself is sliding into a total breakdown. Their economy has crashed, their resources have been stretched irreparably thin, and their war morale is practically at rock bottom due to how many soldiers they've lost and from how long the war has dragged. At the moment, only terror, propaganda, and the mass-exploitation of Newfoal slaves is holding them afloat, and even that's starting to fail.fail.
* TheApocalypseBringsOutTheBestInEveryone: To a limited extent. While there's plenty of chaos and murderous madness to go around, the war did make humanity put its differences aside to defeat the Solar Empire, a common threat far bigger than anything they could take on alone.



* AssimilationPlot: Queen Celestia ([[spoiler:really Tirek]]) is doing thois to humanity.

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* AssimilationPlot: Queen Celestia ([[spoiler:really Tirek]]) is doing thois this to humanity.
14th Sep '16 12:51:36 PM KizunaTallis
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* {{Action Girl}}s: Among the PHL ponies, we have the TCB versions of Trixie and Cheerilee (main story), and Blizzard Flurry (Asia Side-Story). TCB!Vinyl Scratch and TCB!Spitfire are also mentioned as being amongst their best fighters.

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* {{Action Girl}}s: As everyone is expected to do their part in the war, several female soldiers have taken frontline positions.
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Among the PHL ponies, we have the TCB versions of Trixie and Cheerilee (main story), and Blizzard Flurry (Asia Side-Story). TCB!Vinyl Scratch and TCB!Spitfire are also mentioned as being amongst their best fighters.



* AdvancingWallOfDoom: As with other TCB stories, the magical barrier consuming the Earth will vaporize any humans or human-made objects it touches. It doesn't even leave dust behind.

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* AdvancingWallOfDoom: As with other TCB stories, the magical barrier consuming the Earth will vaporize any humans or and human-made objects it touches. It doesn't even leave dust behind.



** Brazil: We don't see much outside of Rio De Janeiro. However, it's become an almost {{Cyberpunk}} WretchedHive reminiscent of ''Film/{{Elysium}}'', full of starving WarRefugees, incredibly overpopulated, and so short on food that some jobs actually pay in food rations instead of money ( and some people have outright [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty resorted to cannibalism]]). The narrator of ''Starvation'' describes the city as "damn near a warzone" and considers it a terrible idea to walk outside his apartment without body armor. He also alludes to riots over resources, and there's apparently lost Newfoals in the city causing trouble.

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** Brazil: We don't see much outside of Rio De Janeiro. However, it's become an almost {{Cyberpunk}} WretchedHive reminiscent of ''Film/{{Elysium}}'', full of starving WarRefugees, incredibly overpopulated, and so short on food that some jobs actually pay in food rations instead of money ( and (and some people have outright [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty resorted to cannibalism]]). The narrator of ''Starvation'' describes the city as "damn near a warzone" and considers it a terrible idea to walk outside his apartment without body armor. He also alludes to riots over resources, and there's apparently lost Newfoals in the city causing trouble.



* AssimilationPlot

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* AssimilationPlotAssimilationPlot: Queen Celestia ([[spoiler:really Tirek]]) is doing thois to humanity.



*** A coalition of every species living on Prime!Equus assembles to counter the Solar Tyrant. Beyond [[BewareTheNiceOnes the ponies]], a trio of [[PhysicalGod alicorns]], and [[spoiler: the Lord of Chaos himself]], it brings together the [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dragons]], the griffons and their [[PraetorianGuard Tsumerai]], [[spoiler: [[{{Shapeshifting}} the Changelings]]]], [[{{Druid}} the]] [[EthnicMagician zeb]][[WitchDoctor ras]], [[ProudWarriorRace the minotaurs]], [[TimeAbyss Sint Erklass]] and the reindeer, the [[HeroicDog civilized Diamond Dogs]] and [[TheBigGuy the buffalo tribes]].
** BadassCrew: [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV Michael, Trevor, Franklin, and Lester]] are fighting alongside the PHL. With their previous experience, the PHL have made a good choice.
*** The main characters of the Asia Side-Story fill this out as well.

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*** A coalition of every species living on Prime!Equus assembles to counter the Solar Tyrant. Beyond [[BewareTheNiceOnes the ponies]], a trio of [[PhysicalGod alicorns]], and [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Lord of Chaos himself]], it brings together the [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dragons]], the griffons and their [[PraetorianGuard Tsumerai]], [[spoiler: [[{{Shapeshifting}} [[spoiler:[[{{Shapeshifting}} the Changelings]]]], [[{{Druid}} the]] [[EthnicMagician zeb]][[WitchDoctor ras]], the zebras]], [[ProudWarriorRace the minotaurs]], [[TimeAbyss Sint Erklass]] and the reindeer, the [[HeroicDog civilized Diamond Dogs]] and [[TheBigGuy the buffalo tribes]].
** BadassCrew: [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV Michael, Trevor, Franklin, and Lester]] are fighting alongside the PHL. With their previous experience, the PHL have made a good choice.
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choice. The main characters of the Asia Side-Story fill this out as well.



** BadassGrandma: Queen Elizabeth II, who took down a squad of Royal Guard and PER agents sent after her at the cost of her own life. By blowing up Balmoral Castle.

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** BadassGrandma: Queen Elizabeth II, who took down a squad of Royal Guard Guards and PER agents sent after her the British Royal family at the cost of her own life. By life by blowing up Balmoral Castle.



---> '''Queen Elizabeth II:''' "You think you can come into MY palace, MY country, and destroy the will of MY people! I may be old and decrepit, but I. WILL. NOT. STAND FOR THIS INSULT!"

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---> '''Queen --->'''Queen Elizabeth II:''' "You think you can come into MY palace, MY country, and destroy the will of MY people! I may be old and decrepit, but I. WILL. NOT. STAND FOR THIS INSULT!"
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Prime!Chrysalis gives one to Stephan,asking him what he really knows about Trixie as a person (beyond her skills, what she's survived

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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Prime!Chrysalis gives one to Stephan,asking Stephan, asking him what he really knows about Trixie as a person (beyond her skills, what she's survived through, etc) and how sustainable their relationship would be without the backdrop of the war.



** For natural born TCB ponies, there's either the Empire's brutal [[TheGulag prison work camps]] or re-education (in which the end result is described as being a like a "newfoal with a cutie mark").



** The re-education centers (called "mind healers" by pro-Imperials) is this for the natural-borns. We don't know exactly what goes on in them, though two PHL ponies named Aegis and Verdant Tract have mention brushes with them and neither liked to recall the experience (nor do they want another brush).



** Luna, Chrysalis, Cadence and Stephan have to go on one of these to break Trixie out of the enchantment Weaver put on her.



* LoweredRecruitingStandards: By the time the Barrier swallows up most of Europe, children start making up some parts of military units and the Bundeswehr also allowed Kraber, a former HLF operative and someone who desperately needs a mental health evaluation, to serve (though thankfully, his AxCrazy nature is only limited to his enemies).
** The inclusion of Newfoals into the Royal Guards and the Wonderbolts is this for the Empire.

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* LoweredRecruitingStandards: By the time the Barrier swallows up most of Europe, children child soldiers (human, pony, etc.) start making up some parts of military units and the Bundeswehr also allowed Kraber, a former HLF operative and someone who desperately needs a mental health evaluation, to serve (though thankfully, his AxCrazy nature is only limited to his enemies).
** The inclusion of Newfoals into the Royal Guards and the Wonderbolts is this for the Empire. At best, they're little more than cannon fodder however.
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** Class 5 for most of Europe and sections of Africa due to the Barrier, and may happen worldwide. [[spoiler: Humanity intends to use this against Queen Celestia thanks to the Yellowstone megavolcano, which has nukes buried underground at its weakest points, to be detonated if mankind's loss appears imminent]].
* ApocalypseAnarchy: The few nations that still exist untouched by the Barrier aren't exactly in good shape.
** America: Even though the PHL/UN Taskforce has rather good publicity, there are growing anti-pony movements affiliated with the HLF, which has become a frighteningly hate-filled movement of {{Right Wing Militia Fanatic}}s with enough firepower and rage to attempt a takeover of a military base. Not to mention, like the people in Rio, most civilians are going hungry a lot of the time.

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** Class 5 for most all of Europe and sections at least half of Africa and Asia due to the Barrier, and may happen worldwide. [[spoiler: Humanity intends to use this against Queen Celestia thanks to the Yellowstone megavolcano, which has nukes buried underground at its weakest points, to be detonated if mankind's loss appears imminent]].
* ApocalypseAnarchy: The few nations that are still exist untouched by the Barrier aren't exactly in good shape.
** America: Even though the PHL/UN Taskforce has rather good publicity, there are growing anti-pony movements affiliated with the HLF, which has become a frighteningly hate-filled movement of {{Right Wing Militia Fanatic}}s with enough firepower and rage to attempt a takeover of a military base. Not to mention, like the people in Rio, most civilians are going hungry a lot of the time.time, and the PER is still a big enough problem to where no one goes outside alone and not without at least one gun on them.



** Brazil: We don't see much outside of Rio De Janeiro. However, it's become an almost {{Cyberpunk}} WretchedHive reminiscent of ''Film/{{Elysium}}'', full of starving WarRefugees, incredibly overpopulated, and so short on food that some jobs actually pay in food rations instead of money. The narrator describes the city as "damn near a warzone" and considers it a terrible idea to walk outside his apartment without body armor. He also alludes to race riots and food riots, and there's apparently lost Newfoals in the city.

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** Brazil: We don't see much outside of Rio De Janeiro. However, it's become an almost {{Cyberpunk}} WretchedHive reminiscent of ''Film/{{Elysium}}'', full of starving WarRefugees, incredibly overpopulated, and so short on food that some jobs actually pay in food rations instead of money. money ( and some people have outright [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty resorted to cannibalism]]). The narrator of ''Starvation'' describes the city as "damn near a warzone" and considers it a terrible idea to walk outside his apartment without body armor. He also alludes to race riots and food riots, over resources, and there's apparently lost Newfoals in the city.city causing trouble.


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