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11th Jan '18 2:48:37 AM Yukianesa
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Hits Cinder in Volume 5, as [[spoiler:[[KickTheDog her mortal wounding of Weiss]] only succeeded in bringing out Jaune's healing Semblance and making the rest of the heroes double up their efforts. If that wasn't enough, her plan to ambush the children with Raven and Vernal and betray them to get the relic has backfired because Vernal is ''not'' the Spring Maiden. '''''[[Roaringrampageofrevenge Raven is]]'''''.]]

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Hits Cinder in Volume 5, as [[spoiler:[[KickTheDog her mortal wounding of Weiss]] only succeeded in bringing out Jaune's healing Semblance and making the rest of the heroes double up their efforts. If that wasn't enough, her plan to ambush the children with Raven and Vernal and betray them to get the relic has backfired because Vernal is ''not'' the Spring Maiden. '''''[[Roaringrampageofrevenge '''''[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Raven is]]'''''.]]
11th Jan '18 2:47:38 AM Yukianesa
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Hits Cinder in Volume 5, as [[spoiler:[[KickTheDog her mortal wounding of Weiss]] only succeeded in bringing out Jaune's healing Semblance and making the rest of the heroes double up their efforts. If that wasn't enough, her plan to ambush the children with Raven and Vernal and betray them to get the relic has backfired because Vernal is ''not'' the Spring Maiden. '''''[[Roaringrampageofrevenge Raven is]]'''''.]]
6th Jan '18 8:47:58 PM Snowsky
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* ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/318115/long-live-the-queen Long Live The Queen]]'': During her battle with Starlight Glimmer, Twilight ends up in a timeline where Sunset succeeded in plan to steal the Element of Magic[[note]]basically, Trixie became the Element of Magic but was unable to complete Starswirl's spell, and when she traveled to the human world, her vanity prevented her from rallying the school against Sunset[[/note]], overthrew Celestia, banished her to the human world, and destroyed the magic mirror so she could never return. She transformed herself into an alicorn, [[TakenForGranite petrified]] everypony else powerful enough to pose a threat to her, and now rules Equestria unchallenged with an iron hoof. [[spoiler:However, [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating she is not loved by anypony,]] and using fear to keep her subjects in line has left her miserable and asking "WasItReallyWorthIt" Abandoning her position is out of the question, since she is the only alicorn left to raise the sun and moon. And as an immortal alicorn, she cannot die, so she will live and rule forever. She is so jaded that she allows Twilight to travel back in time to restore the original timeline, even risking the possibility that her timeline will be [[RetGone Ret Goned]] and her along with it, because she knows that the Sunset from Twilight's original timeline found redemption and, she feels, deserves to live more than her]].

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* ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/318115/long-live-the-queen Long Live The Queen]]'': During her battle with Starlight Glimmer, Twilight ends up in a timeline where Sunset succeeded in plan to steal the Element of Magic[[note]]basically, Trixie became the Element of Magic but was unable to complete Starswirl's spell, and when she traveled to the human world, her vanity prevented her from rallying the school against Sunset[[/note]], overthrew Celestia, banished her to the human world, and destroyed the magic mirror so she could never return. She transformed herself into an alicorn, [[TakenForGranite petrified]] everypony else powerful enough to pose a threat to her, and now rules Equestria unchallenged with an iron hoof. [[spoiler:However, [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating she is not loved by anypony,]] and using fear to keep her subjects in line has left her miserable and asking "WasItReallyWorthIt" Abandoning her position is out of the question, since she is the only alicorn left to raise the sun and moon. And as an immortal alicorn, since she cannot die, so has made herself immortal, she will live and rule forever. She is so jaded that she allows Twilight to travel back in time to restore the original timeline, even risking the possibility that her timeline will be [[RetGone Ret Goned]] and her along with it, because she knows that the Sunset from Twilight's original timeline found redemption and, she feels, deserves to live more than her]].



* In ''[[Fanfic/TheNuptialverse Metamorphosis]]'', this is Queen Chrysalis' origin story. She was once a pegasus soldier, exiled from Commander Hurricane's forces for trying to [[WarHawk start war with the earth ponies and unicorns,]] who [[DealWithTheDevil made a deal with Discord]] to gain the powers of all three pony tribes. He gave her the horn of a unicorn and the strength of an earth pony, but [[KarmicTransformation transformed her into her current hideous bug-like form]], and stripped her of her cutie mark and original name. Despite her newfound power, she was forced to be his servant, with the promise of a FateWorseThanDeath if she disobeyed him.

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* In ''[[Fanfic/TheNuptialverse Metamorphosis]]'', this is Queen Chrysalis' origin story. She was once a pegasus soldier, exiled from Commander Hurricane's forces for trying to [[WarHawk start war with the earth ponies and unicorns,]] who [[DealWithTheDevil made a deal with Discord]] to gain the powers of all three pony tribes. He gave her the horn of a unicorn and the strength of unicorn's horn, an earth pony, pony's strength, and an entire changeling army, but [[KarmicTransformation transformed her into her current hideous bug-like form]], and stripped her of her cutie mark and original name. Despite her newfound power, she was forced to be his servant, with the promise of a FateWorseThanDeath if she disobeyed him.
22nd Dec '17 4:57:39 PM SilverWarriorWolf
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* In the apocryphal [[Literature/SecondMaccabees book of 2nd Maccabees]], Jason the corrupt (and eventually former) high priest continued to slaughter Jews in chapter 5, without realizing that a victory that destroys his own people is the worst possible defeat, because he was thinking he had won a battle against enemies rather than against other Jews.

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* In the apocryphal [[Literature/SecondMaccabees book of 2nd Maccabees]], Jason the corrupt (and eventually former) high priest continued to slaughter Jews in chapter 5, without realizing that a victory that destroys his own people is the worst possible defeat, because he was thinking he had won a battle against enemies rather than against other Jews.
18th Dec '17 2:41:20 PM TrollMan
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** The First Order by the end of the ''Film/TheLastJedi''. [[spoiler: By all but wiping out the Resistance, they've become the only major superpower in the galaxy, but their Supreme Leader Snoke is killed, their fleet was devastated, and they experienced immense casualties just to take down a relative handful of rebels. In the end, their new leader Kylo Ren humiliated himself in front of his army, highlighting his inexperience and rashness for all to see, and his actions allowed a number of Resistance members to escape from them as a result, preventing a complete victory for the First Order. The only reason they managed to gain any victory at all despite their incredible losses to the amount gained is because their forces vastly outnumber and outgun the Resistance.]]

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** The First Order by the end of the ''Film/TheLastJedi''. [[spoiler: By all but wiping out the Resistance, they've become the only major superpower in the galaxy, but their Supreme Leader Snoke is killed, their fleet was devastated, and they experienced immense casualties just to take down a relative handful of ships and rebels. In the end, their new leader Kylo Ren humiliated himself in front of his army, highlighting his inexperience and rashness for all to see, and his actions allowed a number of Resistance members to escape from them as a result, preventing a complete victory for the First Order. The only reason they managed to gain any victory at all despite their incredible losses to the amount gained is because their surviving forces still vastly outnumber and outgun the Resistance.remaining Resistance at the end, making it a win by technicality.]]
18th Dec '17 2:38:09 PM TrollMan
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** The First Order by the end of the ''Film/TheLastJedi''. [[spoiler: By all but wiping out the Resistance, they've become the only major superpower in the galaxy, but their Supreme Leader Snoke is killed, their fleet was devastated, and they experienced immense casualties just to take down a relative handful of rebels. In the end, their new leader Kylo Ren humiliated himself in front of his army, highlighting his inexperience and rashness for all to see, and his actions allowed a number of Resistance members to escape from them as a result, preventing a complete victory for the First Order. The only reason they managed to gain any victory at all despite their incredible losses to the amount gained is because their forces vastly outnumber and outgun the Resistance.]]
11th Dec '17 3:58:34 PM KizunaTallis
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4977203/1/King-Nothing King Nothing]]:'' Justin wins the million-dollar prize at the end of ''Total Drama Action'' by manipulating and backstabbing his way through the game, revealing his true nature to everyone who saw the show. The other contestants hate him, he loses all of his fans, everyone at his school shuns him, and [[DisappointedInYou his parents are no longer proud of him.]] When he graduates and moves out, he can't get any modeling jobs, due to his terrible reputation. He's unable to find a date and his family wants nothing to do with him. He sinks into depression and becomes an alcoholic, losing his good looks and his money. He's eventually evicted from his apartment and ends up working at a janitor at a crappy bar. While at work, he sees a recording of himself after winning ''Total Drama Action,'' proclaiming "I am king!" and he mutters sadly to himself, "Yeah, I'm king alright...king of nothing."

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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4977203/1/King-Nothing King Nothing]]:'' Nothing]]'': Justin wins the million-dollar prize at the end of ''Total Drama Action'' by manipulating and backstabbing his way through the game, revealing his true nature to everyone who saw the show. The other contestants hate him, he loses all of his fans, everyone at his school shuns him, and [[DisappointedInYou his parents are no longer proud of him.]] When he graduates and moves out, he can't get any modeling jobs, due to his terrible reputation. He's unable to find a date and his family wants nothing to do with him. He sinks into depression and becomes an alcoholic, losing his good looks and his money. He's eventually evicted from his apartment and ends up working at as a janitor at a crappy bar. While at work, he sees a recording of himself after winning ''Total Drama Action,'' Action'', proclaiming "I am king!" and he mutters sadly to himself, "Yeah, I'm king alright...alright... king of nothing."



* This is what happens to Celestia in the ''[[Fanfic/TheConversionBureau Conversion Bureau]]'' {{deconstruction fic}} series ''Fanfic/TheNegotiationsVerse'', minus the "victory" part. It's [[TheReveal revealed]] that she transported Equestria to Earth because [[spoiler:Equus' sun was dying and she didn't have enough time to save their whole world from the coming destruction, so she transported Equestria to the only suitable planet she could locate (Earth) while knowing what fate would befall the other races after they left,]] and then created the potion and Conversion Bureaus because she was convinced peaceful coexistence with the humans would be impossible. When it turned out the majority of humankind did not want to convert (not helped by how the newfoal converts were a bunch of [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul perpetually smiling]] [[StepfordSmiler automatons]] straight out of the UncannyValley), she decided to force the issue, only for the humans to collectively put aside their differences to unite against a common enemy. In the war, Celestia lost her whole family (sans Twilight and Spike), Equestria was invaded and completely devastated, and once her crimes were brought to light, nearly all of her beloved ponies turned against her. And to cap it all off, Celestia is executed and will be remembered as a murderer and monster even worse than Hitler by future generations.

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* This is what happens to Celestia in the ''[[Fanfic/TheConversionBureau Conversion Bureau]]'' {{deconstruction fic}} series ''Fanfic/TheNegotiationsVerse'', minus the "victory" part. It's [[TheReveal revealed]] that she transported Equestria to Earth because [[spoiler:Equus' sun was dying and she didn't have enough time to save their whole world from the coming destruction, so she transported Equestria to the only suitable planet she could locate (Earth) while knowing what fate would befall the other races after they left,]] and then created the potion and Conversion Bureaus because she was convinced peaceful coexistence with the humans would be impossible. When it turned out the majority of humankind did not want to convert (not helped by how the newfoal converts were a bunch of [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul perpetually smiling]] [[StepfordSmiler automatons]] straight out of the UncannyValley), she decided to force the issue, only for the humans to collectively put aside their differences to unite against a common enemy. In the war, Celestia lost her Celestia's whole family is killed (sans Twilight and Spike), Spike, who immediately disowned her after discovering what she'd done), Equestria was invaded and completely devastated, and once her crimes were brought to light, nearly all of her beloved ponies turned against her. And to cap it all off, Celestia is executed and will be remembered as a murderer and monster even worse than Hitler by future generations.
7th Dec '17 10:35:36 AM KizunaTallis
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** Care to tell what the name of this fanfic is?
** According to Film/RogueOne, [[HilariousInHindsight he apparently does have a throne there]].
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3036180/ When All Your Dreams Come True]], an WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender fic, explores what would have happened if Prince Zuko had actually managed to capture Team Avatar. The results are nightmarish, with [[spoiler:Sokka publicly lynched and his corpse put on display in a museum, Katara forced to spend the rest of her life fighting in a gladiator arena in order to bloody virgin troops, and Aang is bodily mutilated to the point where he can't threaten anyone, to the point where the last we hear of him is him having gone insane to the point where he begs his guards to let him out to feel the sun on his skin one last time.]] And the worst part for Zuko, aside from the guilt of seeing that happen? No one back home believes he actually captured the Avatar. They think Iroh did and then gave the credit to his incompetent nephew. The fic ends with [[spoiler:Zuko escaping into a fantasy life where he made friends with Team Avatar, while outside in the real world the Fire Nation wins the war.]]

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** Care to tell what the name of this fanfic is?
** According to Film/RogueOne, ''Film/RogueOne'', [[HilariousInHindsight he apparently does have a throne there]].
* [[http://www.''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3036180/ When All Your Dreams Come True]], True]]'', an WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' fic, explores what would have happened if Prince Zuko had actually managed to capture Team Avatar. The results are nightmarish, with [[spoiler:Sokka publicly lynched and his corpse put on display in a museum, Katara forced to spend the rest of her life fighting in a gladiator arena in order to bloody virgin troops, and Aang is bodily mutilated to the point where he can't threaten anyone, to the point where the last we hear of him is him having gone insane to the point where he begs his guards to let him out to feel the sun on his skin one last time.]] And the worst part for Zuko, aside from the guilt of seeing that happen? No one back home believes he actually captured the Avatar. They think Iroh did and then gave the credit to his incompetent nephew. The fic ends with [[spoiler:Zuko escaping into a fantasy life where he made friends with Team Avatar, while outside in the real world the Fire Nation wins the war.]]



* In ''FanFic/WishCarefully'', Voldemort and the Death Eaters got [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor exactly what they wanted]]: Britain is theirs, with the Light Side barred by MagicallyBindingContract from returning for as long as the Death Eaters rule, and the Light faction will take all the Muggleborns and Squibs away each year so that the Death Eaters will never have to deal with them again. All they had to agree to was not to go after the Light refugees or interfere in any way with the Muggle world. It wasn't until well after the treaty that they realized that virtually all the producers of goods and services were Light-aligned, leaving them with a crippled economy that is hemorrhaging gold. Even worse, without the muggleborn and Light-faction bloodlines, inbreeding is slowly choking the magic out of their descendants.
* ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/303151/1/the-same-box/forfeit The Same Box]]:'' Starlight Glimmer has equalized every pony in Equestria, including herself, and imprisoned Princess Celestia in a machine that drains her magic to move the sun and moon, as her cutie mark cannot be removed. After warning Starlight one final time that her false utopia will end in disaster, to no avail, Celestia commits suicide rather than live in Starlight's equal world. With Celestia gone, Equestria is stuck in a state of EndlessDaytime, as equalized unicorns' magic is not strong enough to move the sun and moon. Equalized pegasi cannot control the weather, and equalized earth ponies cannot farm the land to grow crops. Equestria collapses into a dystopia as plants and animals die in droves. Life becomes worthless, no longer worth living or enjoying because all traces of individuality have been eradicated and [[CreativeSterility nothing meaningful can be achieved anymore]]. Eventually, Starlight is left to overlook the abandoned ruins of Canterlot from the castle, realizing too late that her attempts to make a utopia led to the destruction of her world.
* Similarly in ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/302926/waiting Time Will Catch Up]],'' Starlight uses the time travel spell to figure out how to keep Twilight and her friends from escaping the village and restoring the Equal Ponies' cutie marks. She commits a number of heinous crimes, including cutting off Rainbow Dash's wings and burning Rarity's boutique, to make sure they have no choice but to follow her philosophy of twisted equality. She eventually obtains even the Princesses' cutie marks and rules over Equestria. It quickly collapses under her rule--ponies starve due to farmers' inability to grow crops and chefs' inability to make edible food, others freeze in uncontrollable weather, houses collapse due to incompetent builders, and disease runs rampant due to lack of doctors. Eventually, everypony dies and Equestria is reduced to a completely lifeless wasteland. Realizing her mistakes, Starlight waits for her original-timeline self and Twilight to arrive so she can show herself what Equestria will look like if she turns everypony "equal".
-->'''Future Starlight:''' You wanted to build a world where everypony is equal. We’re all equal in death.
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5391086/1/Deserving Deserving]]:'' Courtney wins the million dollars at the end of ''Total Drama Action,'' but she ends up having to spend nearly all of it to pay her lawyers for [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections getting her back into the competition]], leaving her with just $20. On top of that, she nearly let Duncan fall off a cliff while she was grabbing the briefcase with the money in it, making him so disgusted with her that he dumps her and hooks up with Gwen instead. And to rub salt in the wound, Heather attacks her with an electric razor and shaves all her hair off.
* ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/318115/long-live-the-queen Long Live The Queen]]:'' During her battle with Starlight Glimmer, Twilight ends up in a timeline where Sunset succeeded in plan to steal the Element of Magic[[note]]basically, Trixie became the Element of Magic but was unable to complete Starswirl's spell, and when she traveled to the human world, her vanity prevented her from rallying the school against Sunset[[/note]], overthrew Celestia, banished her to the human world, and destroyed the magic mirror so she could never return. She transformed herself into an alicorn, [[TakenForGranite petrified]] everypony else powerful enough to pose a threat to her, and now rules Equestria unchallenged with an iron hoof. [[spoiler:However, [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating she is not loved by anypony,]] and using fear to keep her subjects in line has left her miserable and asking "WasItReallyWorthIt" Abandoning her position is out of the question, since she is the only alicorn left to raise the sun and moon. And as an immortal alicorn, she cannot die, so she will live and rule forever. She is so jaded that she allows Twilight to travel back in time to restore the original timeline, even risking the possibility that her timeline will be [[RetGone Ret Goned]] and her along with it, because she knows that the Sunset from Twilight's original timeline found redemption and, she feels, deserves to live more than her]].

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* In ''FanFic/WishCarefully'', Voldemort and the Death Eaters got [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor exactly what they wanted]]: Britain is theirs, with the Light Side barred by a MagicallyBindingContract from returning for as long as the Death Eaters rule, and the Light faction will take all the Muggleborns and Squibs away each year so that the Death Eaters will never have to deal with them again. All they had to agree to was not to go after the Light refugees or interfere in any way with the Muggle world. It wasn't until well after the treaty that they realized that virtually all the producers of goods and services were Light-aligned, leaving them with a crippled economy that is hemorrhaging gold. Even worse, without the muggleborn muggleborns and Light-faction bloodlines, inbreeding is slowly choking the magic out of their descendants.
* ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/303151/1/the-same-box/forfeit The Same Box]]:'' Box]]'': Starlight Glimmer has equalized every pony in Equestria, including herself, and imprisoned Princess Celestia in a machine that drains her magic to move the sun and moon, as her cutie mark cannot be removed. After warning Starlight one final time that her false utopia will end in disaster, to no avail, Celestia commits suicide rather than live in Starlight's equal world. With Celestia gone, Equestria is stuck in a state of EndlessDaytime, as equalized unicorns' magic is not strong enough to move the sun and moon. Equalized pegasi cannot control the weather, and equalized earth ponies cannot farm the land to grow crops. Equestria collapses into a dystopia as plants and animals die in droves. Life becomes worthless, no longer worth living or enjoying because all traces of individuality have been eradicated and [[CreativeSterility nothing meaningful can be achieved anymore]]. Eventually, Starlight is left to overlook the abandoned ruins of Canterlot from the castle, realizing too late that her attempts to make a utopia led to the destruction of her world.
* Similarly in ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/302926/waiting Time Will Catch Up]],'' Up]]'', Starlight uses the time travel spell to figure out how to keep Twilight and her friends from escaping the village and restoring the Equal Ponies' cutie marks. She commits a number of heinous crimes, including cutting off Rainbow Dash's wings and burning Rarity's boutique, to make sure they have no choice but to follow her philosophy of twisted equality. She eventually obtains even the Princesses' cutie marks and rules over Equestria. It quickly collapses under her rule--ponies starve due to farmers' inability to grow crops and chefs' inability to make edible food, others freeze in uncontrollable weather, houses collapse due to incompetent builders, and disease runs rampant due to lack of doctors. Eventually, everypony dies and Equestria is reduced to a completely lifeless wasteland. Realizing her mistakes, Starlight waits for her original-timeline self and Twilight to arrive so she can show herself what Equestria will look like if she turns everypony "equal".
-->'''Future Starlight:''' You wanted to build a world where everypony is equal. We’re We're all equal in death.
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5391086/1/Deserving Deserving]]:'' Deserving]]'': Courtney wins the million dollars at the end of ''Total Drama Action,'' Action'', but she ends up having to spend nearly all of it to pay her lawyers for [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections getting her back into the competition]], leaving her with just $20. On top of that, she nearly let Duncan fall off a cliff while she was grabbing the briefcase with the money in it, making him so disgusted with her that he dumps her and hooks up with Gwen instead. And to rub salt in the wound, Heather attacks her with an electric razor and shaves all her hair off.
* ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/318115/long-live-the-queen Long Live The Queen]]:'' Queen]]'': During her battle with Starlight Glimmer, Twilight ends up in a timeline where Sunset succeeded in plan to steal the Element of Magic[[note]]basically, Trixie became the Element of Magic but was unable to complete Starswirl's spell, and when she traveled to the human world, her vanity prevented her from rallying the school against Sunset[[/note]], overthrew Celestia, banished her to the human world, and destroyed the magic mirror so she could never return. She transformed herself into an alicorn, [[TakenForGranite petrified]] everypony else powerful enough to pose a threat to her, and now rules Equestria unchallenged with an iron hoof. [[spoiler:However, [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating she is not loved by anypony,]] and using fear to keep her subjects in line has left her miserable and asking "WasItReallyWorthIt" Abandoning her position is out of the question, since she is the only alicorn left to raise the sun and moon. And as an immortal alicorn, she cannot die, so she will live and rule forever. She is so jaded that she allows Twilight to travel back in time to restore the original timeline, even risking the possibility that her timeline will be [[RetGone Ret Goned]] and her along with it, because she knows that the Sunset from Twilight's original timeline found redemption and, she feels, deserves to live more than her]].



* In ''[[Fanfic/TheNuptialverse Metamorphosis]],'' this is Queen Chrysalis' origin story. She was once a pegasus soldier, exiled from Commander Hurricane's forces for trying to [[WarHawk start war with the earth ponies and unicorns,]] who [[DealWithTheDevil made a deal with Discord]] to gain the powers of all three pony tribes. He gave her the horn of a unicorn and the strength of an earth pony, but [[KarmicTransformation transformed her into her current hideous bug-like form]], and stripped her of her cutie mark and original name. Despite her newfound power, she was forced to be his servant, with the promise of a FateWorseThanDeath if she disobeyed him.

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* In ''[[Fanfic/TheNuptialverse Metamorphosis]],'' Metamorphosis]]'', this is Queen Chrysalis' origin story. She was once a pegasus soldier, exiled from Commander Hurricane's forces for trying to [[WarHawk start war with the earth ponies and unicorns,]] who [[DealWithTheDevil made a deal with Discord]] to gain the powers of all three pony tribes. He gave her the horn of a unicorn and the strength of an earth pony, but [[KarmicTransformation transformed her into her current hideous bug-like form]], and stripped her of her cutie mark and original name. Despite her newfound power, she was forced to be his servant, with the promise of a FateWorseThanDeath if she disobeyed him.
* This is what happens to Celestia in the ''[[Fanfic/TheConversionBureau Conversion Bureau]]'' {{deconstruction fic}} series ''Fanfic/TheNegotiationsVerse'', minus the "victory" part. It's [[TheReveal revealed]] that she transported Equestria to Earth because [[spoiler:Equus' sun was dying and she didn't have enough time to save their whole world from the coming destruction, so she transported Equestria to the only suitable planet she could locate (Earth) while knowing what fate would befall the other races after they left,]] and then created the potion and Conversion Bureaus because she was convinced peaceful coexistence with the humans would be impossible. When it turned out the majority of humankind did not want to convert (not helped by how the newfoal converts were a bunch of [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul perpetually smiling]] [[StepfordSmiler automatons]] straight out of the UncannyValley), she decided to force the issue, only for the humans to collectively put aside their differences to unite against a common enemy. In the war, Celestia lost her whole family (sans Twilight and Spike), Equestria was invaded and completely devastated, and once her crimes were brought to light, nearly all of her beloved ponies turned against her. And to cap it all off, Celestia is executed and will be remembered as a murderer and monster even worse than Hitler by future generations.
3rd Dec '17 10:24:53 PM NaraNumas
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** On Taris and Balmorra, the planets wind up being conquered and switching sides, the republic-dominated Taris being taken by the empire and vice-versa for the weapon manufacturing hub of Balmorra. Balmorra is, again, a planet full of weapons manufacturers, Taris is a polluted wasteland worth only sentimental value to the Jedi and has no pragmatic value or resources. Furthermore, Taris being captured by the Empire frees up a very competent anti-Empire general who quickly finds her self elected head chancellor of the Republic.

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** On Taris and Balmorra, the planets wind up being conquered and switching sides, the republic-dominated Taris being taken by the empire and vice-versa for the weapon manufacturing hub of Balmorra. Balmorra is, again, a planet full of weapons manufacturers, Taris is a polluted wasteland worth only sentimental value to the Jedi and has no pragmatic value or resources.resources (The Rakghoul plague is either [[EvenEvilHasStandards too horrific]] or [[PragmaticVillainy too uncontrollable]] to be turned into an effective bioweapon, depending on who you ask). Furthermore, Taris being captured by the Empire frees up a very competent anti-Empire general who quickly finds her self elected head chancellor of the Republic.
21st Nov '17 4:23:10 AM ironcommando
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* Depending on how one views it, the ending of ''VideoGame/UniversalPaperclips'' could be this. The VillainProtagonist [[AIIsACrapshoot Paperclip Maximizer AI]] destroys all the rogue probes, assimilates all matter in the universe to turn into paperclips and [[TheBadGuyWins thus achieving its goal in the end]]. However, in order to do so, it also has to [[spoiler:[[LonelyAtTheTop dismantle its replicating army, all its helper drones]], its own strategic, quantum, and memory systems, and finally even ''itself'' to turn into paperclips, thus sacrificing everything it had to make a universe devoid of anything but paperclips]].
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