History Fanfic / TheConversionBureauTheOtherSideOfTheSpectrum

2nd Feb '18 5:02:53 PM nombretomado
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* TheDreaded: [[spoiler:Tirek scares various characters, including Discord and dragon king Spykoran, [[MyLittlePonyTVSpecials who was Tirek's minion before siding with Megan Williams and the Dream Valley ponies]]]].

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* TheDreaded: [[spoiler:Tirek scares various characters, including Discord and dragon king Spykoran, [[MyLittlePonyTVSpecials [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials who was Tirek's minion before siding with Megan Williams and the Dream Valley ponies]]]].



* 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]].
** [[spoiler: The Scribe's monologue to a gathering of human and pony resistance fighters suggests the two species are connected in some meaningful way. Later in the story, Spykoran reveals that the Bag of Tirek wants revenge against humanity, following a [[MyLittlePonyTVSpecials previous encounter]] where its maker was defeated by a human]].

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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 [[WesternAnimation/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]].
** [[spoiler: The Scribe's monologue to a gathering of human and pony resistance fighters suggests the two species are connected in some meaningful way. Later in the story, Spykoran reveals that the Bag of Tirek wants revenge against humanity, following a [[MyLittlePonyTVSpecials [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials previous encounter]] where its maker was defeated by a human]].
22nd Jan '18 2:48:49 AM Cryoclaste
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** [[spoiler: In the same chapter, Discord shows off a tiny gun he acquired in his search for their dimension. It shoots [[SuperMarioBros Banzai Bills]]]].

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** [[spoiler: In the same chapter, Discord shows off a tiny gun he acquired in his search for their dimension. It shoots [[SuperMarioBros [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Banzai Bills]]]].
31st Dec '17 12:40:26 PM lakingsif
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* 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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* CoolOldLady: 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.
18th Dec '17 7:31:54 AM KizunaTallis
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Notable amongst Conversion Bureau fanfics for its [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters massive cast]], highly detailed world-building, and unusually high quotients of NightmareFuel, ''The Other Side of the Spectrum'' is possibly the most thorough and brutal of stories written in response to Chatoyance. You can find a timeline of the universe [[https://www.fimfiction.net/blog/402607/the-mostly-official-spectrum-timeline here,]] along with another timeline page in the tabs above. It used to have an official group, but [[TroubledProduction disagreements between Redskin and the rest of the writers]] led to the group being deleted and the original fic is officially cancelled. The group has announced an official reboot called ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/374221/spectrum SPECTRUM]]'', aiming to fix most of the issues found in the original fic. SPECTRUM's tropes can be found ''[[FanFic/{{SPECTRUM}} here]]''. Now it has a new official group, it can be found [[https://www.fimfiction.net/group/212460/spectrum here]].

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Notable amongst Conversion Bureau fanfics for its [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters massive cast]], highly detailed world-building, and unusually high quotients of NightmareFuel, ''The Other Side of the Spectrum'' is possibly the most thorough and brutal of stories written in response to Chatoyance. You can find a timeline of the universe [[https://www.fimfiction.net/blog/402607/the-mostly-official-spectrum-timeline here,]] along with another timeline page in the tabs above. It used to have an official group, but [[TroubledProduction disagreements between Redskin and the rest of the writers]] led to the group being deleted and the original fic is officially cancelled. The group has announced an official reboot called ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/374221/spectrum SPECTRUM]]'', aiming to fix most of the issues found in the original fic. SPECTRUM's The reboot's tropes can be found ''[[FanFic/{{SPECTRUM}} here]]''. Now it [[FanFic/{{SPECTRUM}} here]]. It has a new an official group, it which can be found [[https://www.fimfiction.net/group/212460/spectrum here]].
17th Dec '17 2:08:58 AM TenTwelveEleven
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Notable amongst Conversion Bureau fanfics for its [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters massive cast]], highly detailed world-building, and unusually high quotients of NightmareFuel, ''The Other Side of the Spectrum'' is possibly the most thorough and brutal of stories written in response to Chatoyance. You can find a timeline of the universe [[https://www.fimfiction.net/blog/402607/the-mostly-official-spectrum-timeline here,]] along with another timeline page in the tabs above. It used to have an official group, but [[TroubledProduction disagreements between Redskin and the rest of the writers]] led to the group being deleted and the original fic is officially cancelled. The group has announced an official reboot called ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/374221/spectrum SPECTRUM]]'', aiming to fix most of the issues found in the original fic. SPECTRUM's tropes can be found ''[[FanFic/SPECTRUM here]]''. Now it has a new official group, it can be found [[https://www.fimfiction.net/group/212460/spectrum here]].

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Notable amongst Conversion Bureau fanfics for its [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters massive cast]], highly detailed world-building, and unusually high quotients of NightmareFuel, ''The Other Side of the Spectrum'' is possibly the most thorough and brutal of stories written in response to Chatoyance. You can find a timeline of the universe [[https://www.fimfiction.net/blog/402607/the-mostly-official-spectrum-timeline here,]] along with another timeline page in the tabs above. It used to have an official group, but [[TroubledProduction disagreements between Redskin and the rest of the writers]] led to the group being deleted and the original fic is officially cancelled. The group has announced an official reboot called ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/374221/spectrum SPECTRUM]]'', aiming to fix most of the issues found in the original fic. SPECTRUM's tropes can be found ''[[FanFic/SPECTRUM ''[[FanFic/{{SPECTRUM}} here]]''. Now it has a new official group, it can be found [[https://www.fimfiction.net/group/212460/spectrum here]].
17th Dec '17 2:08:11 AM TenTwelveEleven
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Notable amongst Conversion Bureau fanfics for its [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters massive cast]], highly detailed world-building, and unusually high quotients of NightmareFuel, ''The Other Side of the Spectrum'' is possibly the most thorough and brutal of stories written in response to Chatoyance. You can find a timeline of the universe [[https://www.fimfiction.net/blog/402607/the-mostly-official-spectrum-timeline here,]] along with another timeline page in the tabs above. It used to have an official group, but [[TroubledProduction disagreements between Redskin and the rest of the writers]] led to the group being deleted and the original fic is officially cancelled. The group has announced an official reboot called ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/374221/spectrum SPECTRUM]]'', aiming to fix most of the issues found in the original fic. SPECTRUM's tropes can be found [[Fanfic/SPECTRUM here]]. Now it has a new official group, it can be found [[https://www.fimfiction.net/group/212460/spectrum here]].

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Notable amongst Conversion Bureau fanfics for its [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters massive cast]], highly detailed world-building, and unusually high quotients of NightmareFuel, ''The Other Side of the Spectrum'' is possibly the most thorough and brutal of stories written in response to Chatoyance. You can find a timeline of the universe [[https://www.fimfiction.net/blog/402607/the-mostly-official-spectrum-timeline here,]] along with another timeline page in the tabs above. It used to have an official group, but [[TroubledProduction disagreements between Redskin and the rest of the writers]] led to the group being deleted and the original fic is officially cancelled. The group has announced an official reboot called ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/374221/spectrum SPECTRUM]]'', aiming to fix most of the issues found in the original fic. SPECTRUM's tropes can be found [[Fanfic/SPECTRUM here]].''[[FanFic/SPECTRUM here]]''. Now it has a new official group, it can be found [[https://www.fimfiction.net/group/212460/spectrum here]].
17th Dec '17 2:07:19 AM TenTwelveEleven
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Notable amongst Conversion Bureau fanfics for its [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters massive cast]], highly detailed world-building, and unusually high quotients of NightmareFuel, ''The Other Side of the Spectrum'' is possibly the most thorough and brutal of stories written in response to Chatoyance. You can find a timeline of the universe [[https://www.fimfiction.net/blog/402607/the-mostly-official-spectrum-timeline here,]] along with another timeline page in the tabs above. It used to have an official group, but [[TroubledProduction disagreements between Redskin and the rest of the writers]] led to the group being deleted and the original fic is officially cancelled. The group has announced an official reboot called ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/374221/spectrum SPECTRUM]]'', aiming to fix most of the issues found in the original fic. Now it has a new official group, it can be found [[https://www.fimfiction.net/group/212460/spectrum here]].

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Notable amongst Conversion Bureau fanfics for its [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters massive cast]], highly detailed world-building, and unusually high quotients of NightmareFuel, ''The Other Side of the Spectrum'' is possibly the most thorough and brutal of stories written in response to Chatoyance. You can find a timeline of the universe [[https://www.fimfiction.net/blog/402607/the-mostly-official-spectrum-timeline here,]] along with another timeline page in the tabs above. It used to have an official group, but [[TroubledProduction disagreements between Redskin and the rest of the writers]] led to the group being deleted and the original fic is officially cancelled. The group has announced an official reboot called ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/374221/spectrum SPECTRUM]]'', aiming to fix most of the issues found in the original fic. SPECTRUM's tropes can be found [[Fanfic/SPECTRUM here]]. Now it has a new official group, it can be found [[https://www.fimfiction.net/group/212460/spectrum here]].



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[[folder: SPECTRUM (Reboot)]]
-->'''Published:''' May 25 2017

* AdaptationalBadass: The reboot's version of Princess Celestia will be more competent and less prone to breakdowns than the original story's version. WordOfGod states that they plan to avert the RonTheDeathEater treatment given to her in the classic Spectrum.
-->'''Doctor Fluffy''': You know how I always complained about Celestia's characterization in the original story, and you probably did too? Well, not anymore! Coming in this fic, a new and better version of her! Written by people that actually like her! With depth, and resemblance to her show persona! WOW! I have consistently told my friends that if there was anything I could change about the main story, it would be that. And now I can!
* AdaptationalHeroism: [[RedemptionEqualsDeath For all the good it's done for her]], Diamond Tiara is briefly mentioned by Cheerilee as having attempted to organize a resistance against the Empire.
* AdaptationalVillainy: [[spoiler:TCB!Redheart]] is one such case.
* AdaptedOut: Marcus Renee has been cut out of this new continuity, partly due to the authors figuring it would be in poor taste to use him without Redskin's involvement and partly because some were tired of writing him. He's replaced with [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Alexander Reiner]].
** WordOfGod also states that certain crossover elements have similarly been preemptively cut out. One such case is the GTAV crew.
* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: Chapter 4 takes place on Earth instead of Equestria, from two new viewpoints - [[TheChainsOfCommanding Cheerilee]] and [[AudienceSurrogate Ana Bjorgman]].
* ApocalypseAnarchy: Boston is a far cry from its pre-war self, being turned into a desolate warzone contested between humanity (represented by UNAC) and the Solar Empire.
* AscendedExtra: WordOfGod states that the Prime!Mane Six and Lyra will play a much bigger role in this story than they did in the original.
** Ana Bjorgman was a fairly prominent, but ultimately supporting character in the original story's Hostage Crisis arc. Here, she's the second human POV character to appear.
* BaitAndSwitch: A human, almost identical in description to Marcus, is sent to Equestria. [[spoiler:Except he's not Marcus]].
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Celestia, who almost single-handedly shut down Alex in his tirade [[spoiler:while he's threatening Fluttershy]]. Amazingly, [[CrowningMomentofAwesome it worked]].
* BigBad: Queen Celestia returns to this role.
* CallBack: Celestia briefly reminiscences about her early childhood in Adlaborn, three thousand years ago.
* TheCameo: Kraber makes a brief appearance in Chapter 4, and is mentioned twice in the same chapter.
* ContinuityReboot: Of the main story, although presumably written in such a way so as to remain compatible with the various side-stories. Chapter 4, ''Nightfall Over Boston'', recanonises ''Starvation'' and gives a nod towards the ''Asia'' side story, seemingly setting up a reboot for it.
* ConditionedToAcceptHorror: Alex, though he's more cool-headed than Marcus was. Unlike the original story, however, none of the ponies are driven to a sobbing mess like Celestia and Luna was then, even if they're still horrified by it.
* CrypticBackgroundReference: The Krampus and Havok are mentioned by Sint Erklass - and Havok, whatever it is, is referred to in the present tense three-thousand years later by Celestia.
* {{Expy}}: Alexander Reiner replaces Marcus Renee as the Commander of the PHL although according to the authors, he will be playing a different role overall.
* TheHero: Lyra Heartstrings, in contrast to Marcus for the original story.
* TheHeavy: [[spoiler: TCB!Redheart]] serves as this role for Queen Celestia and the Empire as a whole, at least at the start.
* FamousFamousFictional: Chapter 4, "Nightfall Over Boston", has this dynamic regarding the people announced. You have figures like UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin and the real-life UN Secretary General mentioned alongside ''Spectrum'' figures like Jack Davis and Rebecca Kleiner.
* KillAndReplace: Subverted. [[spoiler:TCB!Redheart]] simply incapacitates her Prime counterpart before taking her place.
* LikeRealityUnlessNoted: Earth has this general feel, with the point of divergence being 2016; while Vladimir Putin is seemingly still the Russian President, Jack Davis replaces Creator/DonaldTrump as the 45th President of the United States.
* MySignificanceSenseIsTingling: Pinkie senses that ''something'' is wrong in Chapter Three. [[spoiler: She should be, because it's not the Nurse Redheart they knew]].
* NothingIsScarier: Apart from their voices, we never actually ''do'' see the Imperials in Chapter 4. [[spoiler: At least until close to the end, and even then it's a corpse]].
* OneManArmy: As Ana ironically observes, the PHL is mentioned to have this reputation by the Empire, although conversely, their influence has been reduced compared to the United Nations Allied Command.
* SchrodingersCanon: A lot of the previous Spectrumverse elements are in limbo regarding their canon status, though gradually elements of it are being reintroduced. Chapter 4, for example, recanonized ''Starvation'' (with some alterations), while mentions of Stephan Bauer and the Dragons of the East confirm ''Europe'' and ''Asia'' (which its author states will be rebooted) still exist. Furthermore, it's also suggested that some elements of ''Last Train'' are canon in some form, the aftermath of Adlaborn's destruction seemingly confirms ''Joy to the Worlds'' as recanonised, the mention of Celestia and Luna's childhood in Adlaborn does the same for ''A Sun in Winter'', and Fluffy has confirmed that he's going to be working on a reboot of ''Light Despondent'' - Kraber's appearance supports this.
* SettingUpdate: The story now takes place during Season 3 of the show, instead of between Seasons 2 and 3. However, there are mentions of locations and races only introduced in future seasons. In the first Earth chapter, it's confirmed that first contact occurred in 2016, setting it firmly in a different timeline compared to the original.
* TerminatorTwosome: With Alexander Reiner and [[spoiler:an evil version of TCB!Redheart]]. In Fluffy's own words, it was made to set the reboot distinctive from the original.
* TimeSkip: The Prologue begins sometime in the distant past, and ends with the aftermath of Adlaborn's destruction and Sint Erklass's death thousands of years later, in Imperial Equestria.
* UnitedNationsIsASuperpower: While individual countries are mentioned, the United Nations Allied Command, or UNAC, is mentioned as humanity's chief organisation. This replaces the vaguely-omnipresent reach the PHL had in the original Spectrum.
* VaguenessIsComing: Faust parts ways with Sint Erklass after having a conversation to this effect in the prologue.
* WhamEpisode: Chapter 3, which definitively shows the [[EvilCounterpart Solar Empire]] as the foe fighting to eradicate humanity. While this could count as a LateArrivalSpoiler given the story's reboot status, what makes it a WhamEpisode is ''how'' the reveal is presented.
26th Nov '17 1:02:35 PM nombretomado
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* TheGulfWar: Chapter 11 briefly reveals that Marcus' father [[HeroicSacrifice died to protect his comrades]] from Iraqi Republican Guards. One of those men is Richard Stanley, the father of Porter (one of the main characters of the Asia Side-Story) and a former HLF member who appears in ''Case Files''.
18th Nov '17 2:01:32 PM acrobox
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* 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.
1st Nov '17 1:21:11 PM KizunaTallis
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* FamousFamousFictional: Chapter 4, "Nightfall Over Boston", has this dynamic regarding the people announced. You have figures like UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin and the real-life UN Secretary General mentioned alongside ''Spectrum figures'' like Jack Davis and Rebecca Kleiner.

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* FamousFamousFictional: Chapter 4, "Nightfall Over Boston", has this dynamic regarding the people announced. You have figures like UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin and the real-life UN Secretary General mentioned alongside ''Spectrum figures'' ''Spectrum'' figures like Jack Davis and Rebecca Kleiner.



* LikeRealityUnlessNoted: Earth has this general feel, with the point of divergence being 2016; while Vladimir Putin is seemingly still the Russian President, while Jack Davis replaces Creator/DonaldTrump as the 45th President of the United States.

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* LikeRealityUnlessNoted: Earth has this general feel, with the point of divergence being 2016; while Vladimir Putin is seemingly still the Russian President, while Jack Davis replaces Creator/DonaldTrump as the 45th President of the United States.
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