''[[http://twilightunbound.tumblr.com/ Twilight Unbound]]'' is an AskAPony blog run by [=AdvancedDefense=] (creator of earlier works like ''NicktoonsTales'' and ''WallETheHumanTouch''). It has Twilight Sparkle deal with the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E13HearthsWarmingEve Windigoes]]. After thousands of years they have been gone, they have returned even more hay-bent on making Equestria a frozen wasteland. And now, Twilight must go across the land, with the help of her friends, to stop the incoming threat. [[ButWaitTheresMore But]], there is a catch, as Twilight is now forced to turn into a monstrous pony (dubbed Werelight Shine by Spike) every night due to a Windigo spirit getting stuck in her system!

The blog's main story is basically ''SonicUnleashed'' [[XMeetsY in the world of]] [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ponies]], however, WordOfGod states that even though it is so, the events that happen within the story are gonna be rather different from that of its inspiration. WordOfGod also stated that he also had trouble deciding when the story took place within the official canon, but after watching [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel Magic Duel]], he finally decided that the Main Story took place before Season 3.

Not to be confused with the biography of StephenieMeyer with the same name.

!!This blog contains examples of:
* AbortedArc: The ZombieApocalypse Side Story, if judging from the deleted entries.
* AmazonianBeauty: By pony standards, Werelight Shine would technically be this. The [[http://twilightunbound.tumblr.com/post/35698784598/ooc-because-im-working-on-something-for-the physical analysis]] on Human!Werelight's body just further supports the idea.
** Few pieces of fanart also paint Werelight as this.
* AprilFoolsDay: For the entire day, Twilight Unbound was briefly turned into Trixie Unbound.
* [[AnIcePerson An Ice Pony]]: To make up for the lack of magic in her Werelight form, Twilight has this ability.
* BadassBookworm: Werelight Shine also qualifies on both counts. She's still [[SociallyAwkwardHero Twilight]] [[{{Adorkable}} Sparkle]], but she's also a werecreature who can swat down a [[DragonBallZ Super Haiyan]] pegasus with an ArmorPiercingSlap.
* BadBadActing: In order to get Pinkie off her back in order to save the Cutie Mark Crusaders from the Windigo Spawn, Werelight pretends to be defeated by Pinkie and gives the Baby Cakes back to her. She acts as well as you would expect.
* BigBad: Trixie is implied to be this.
* BigDamnHeroes: Werelight did this in her first battle against Windigo Spawn, albeit unintentionally. [[http://twilightunbound.tumblr.com/post/17945053645 Rainbow Dash]] was hiding in the clouds from said Windigo Spawn before Werelight came in.
** ''[[http://twilightunbound.tumblr.com/post/37452636908/why-didnt-i-realize-this-before Spike]]'' of all people pulls this to save Werelight from [[WakeUpCallBoss Possessed!Soarin']]
** Rainbow Dash [[http://twilightunbound.tumblr.com/post/39932158222/rainbow-dash when Twilight is pinned down by]] [[TheDragon Gilda]].
** Werelight does it [[http://twilightunbound.tumblr.com/post/56931727377/if-you-think-youre-gonna-possess-these-children again]] when the Cutie Mark Crusaders and others are being attacked by Windigo Spawn.
* BigShutUp: Werelight belts out one when she becomes swamped with people berating her for not telling her friends about Werelight combined with the fact she was getting her flank handed to her by the Windigo Spawn.
* CallBack: Werelight tells Spike his "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E20GreenIsntYourColor secret]]" in order to gain his trust early in the plot.
** Twilight recalls the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E16SonicRainboom spell to walk on clouds]] when she's going to Cloudsdale.
** Rainbow Dash rescues Twilight and Gilda the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E16SonicRainboom same way how she rescued Rarity and the Wonderbolts.]]
** This wouldn't be the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E25PartyOfOne first time]] Pinkie forgot somepony's birthday.
** The Cutie Mark Crusaders reused [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E18TheShowStoppers Scootaloo's drawn map of Ponyville]] to show the numbers of Windigo Spawn attacks in their meeting.
* CallForward: The [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E7WonderboltsAcademy Wonderbolts Academy]] makes an appearance, and later, [[spoiler: Rainbow Dash is awaiting approval to be accepted there.]]
** Like [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel Magic Duel]], Twilight gets the feeling that something's off with Trixie.
* TheCameo: [[spoiler: Princess Luna can be seen hiding in the forest in Twilight's [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E6SleeplessInPonyville nightmare]].]] Only time will tell what kind of role [[spoiler: Luna]] will have in the story.
** In addition to [[spoiler: Luna]], another pony named [[http://askhorror.tumblr.com/ Horror]] can also be seen hiding in the forest behind Pinkie Pie.
* ContinuityNod: As Twilight and Spike travel to Celestia's castle, Twilight mentions the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 last time]] Celestia sent an emergency letter to her.
** Trixie mentions the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E6BoastBusters Ursa Minor]] incident, and Gilda mentions how Rainbow Dash [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushOff chose her new friends]] over her.
** [[spoiler:When Twilight brings up the reason why she wouldn't tell her friends about her Werelight form, [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero certain]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 events]] come up in her mind.]]
* CurbstompBattle: Possessed!Soarin' delivers a [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown rather brutal one]] to Werelight. Notably the first opponent to completely outmatch Werelight.
* CursedWithAwesome: Definitely a curse, but also enables a lot of ass-kicking.
* DemonicPossession: Windigoes have been going left and right to possess other ponies. Ponies under possession become [[HatePlague filled with hatred]] or [[TragicMonster turned into monsters]]. [[spoiler: It's also apparently the source of the Werelight form, although Twilight's willpower and/or her status as an Element Bearer keeps her in control.]]
** Later it's [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E10SwarmOfTheCentury revealed]] that the Windigo Spawn aren't limiting themselves to just ponies...
* TheDragon: Gilda to Trixie.
* FailOSuckyname: Twilight finds the name Werelight Shine stupid. Subverted in that nopony else thinks the same way, and find it a perfectly normal name.
* FreakinessShame: [[http://twilightunbound.tumblr.com/post/31839366612/watch-out-everypony-here-comes-the-herd It is shown here]] that Twilight absolutely despises her Werelight Shine form.
** She [[http://twilightunbound.tumblr.com/post/23919465677 even tries to hide her beast form from]] her date to the prom and her hood slips off. [[http://twilightunbound.tumblr.com/post/23969596143/lupo-lycanth-damn-i-actually-like-drawing He thinks she looks beautiful.]] [[http://twilightunbound.tumblr.com/post/23993217132/wow-he-accepted-me-for-who-i-am-i-wonder She's quite touched.]]
* GenderFlip: Husk Sparkle to Werelight Shine.
* GeniusBruiser: Twilight in Werelight Shine form, as she retains her intelligence while becoming extremely strong.
* GoThroughMe: Spitfire does this in order to protect a group of pegasi from Trixie. This doesn't work, however, as Trixie gladly obliges to get rid of her before the pegasi. Had Twilight not intervened in the nick of time, Spitfire could've met an untimely demise.
* HairTriggerTemper: This is the extent of the Werelight form on Twilight's personality.
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: Gilda does this after Rainbow Dash saves her life.]]
* [[spoiler: HorrorHunger: For a brief [[http://twilightunbound.tumblr.com/post/59934818784/was-that-pinkie-pie-ooc-ive-added-a-new moment]], Werelight had the urge to eat little colts and fillies at least until she was pointed out that Pound and Pumpkin Cake were hugging her leg.]]
* {{Interquel}}: The main story takes place between Seasons 2 and 3 of Friendship is Magic.
* KickMePrank: During Nightmare Night, [[http://askponydiscord.tumblr.com/ Pony Discord]] [[http://twilightunbound.tumblr.com/post/34618963615/part-5-final-ooc-featuring did this to her.]]
* MoralMyopia: [[spoiler:Twilight uses the events of ''Lesson Zero'' and ''A Canterlot Wedding'' as evidence that she can't trust her friends with her secret, conveniently ignoring how irrational and unreasonable she was in both episodes.]]
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Werelight Shine. Soarin' also fit the trope when he was possessed by a Windigo.
* MouthCam: Happens when [[spoiler: Werelight feels the urge to eat the CMC.]]
* MultiformBalance: Twilight can only use the full extent of her magic when in her normal form, Werelight's magic being reduced to telekinesis. In exchange, Werelight has far more physical strength and power, as well as [[AnIcePerson ice powers.]]
* TheMultiverse: The blog has made references to other universes with their own Werelight (normally ones that have died in some way). While these are other blogs, Werelight's appearances in them are mainly [[TheCameo cameos]].
** The entries where Werelight encounters [[http://twilightunbound.tumblr.com/post/35127888232/ooc-for-how-werelight-has-memories-of-story-of Blank Apple Bloom]] and the one where she gets captured by the [[http://twilightunbound.tumblr.com/post/35868605120/askpitchpatch-i-have-to-try-mod-congratz-to Butcher]] counts.
** We've also got [[http://twilightunbound.tumblr.com/post/44939116306/ooc-now-that-im-out-of-the-hiatus-i-can Tumblrpon High!Werelight.]]
* NeverMyFault: Gilda acted like Rainbow Dash chose her new friends for [[AlphaBitch no]] [[KickTheDog particular]] [[{{Jerkass}} reason]]. Of course, Dash calls her out for this.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Trixie forced a Windigo Spawn into Twilight Sparkle. However, Element Bearers are immune to the Windigo's Demonic Possession, resulting in Twilight gaining her powerful Werelight form to help her fight the Windigos.
* NightmareSequence: Twilight has one after passing out in Cloudsdale. She dreams that she and her friends were having a nice picnic until Trixie comes in and turns her into Werelight, causing her to attack her friends. Which leads to...
** CatapultNightmare
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: What Soarin's pummeling against Werelight amounts to.
** She returns the favor to the Windigo possessing him once she gets it out of him.
* NotUsingTheZWord: In a sense, Twilight never refers her new form as a "werepony." Justified as it is just a Windigo spirit in her body, not an actual were-curse.
** However, other ponies, more specifically, [[{{Crossover}} ponies]] that live outside Werelight's [[TheMultiverse Tumblrverse]], in fact do call her a werepony. However, this may be due to their unfamiliarity with how her world works and not because Werelight is actually one to begin with.
* OurWerebeastsAreDifferent: Werelight Shine.
* OriginalFlavour: It's become clear that the artist of the blog is trying to aim for this.
* PoorCommunicationKills: Twilight's absolute refusal to let ''anyone'' other than Spike know of her curse has so far caused more harm than good.
** It turns out the main reason she doesn't want anyone to find out is because [[spoiler:she's still [[AuthorTract bitter]] over how no one listened to her during the events of ''Lesson Zero'' and ''A Canterlot Wedding''.]]
* PuppyDogEyes: Pound and Pumpkin Cake try this on Twilight in hopes that she would play with them. It worked.
* ReluctantMonster: Twilight thinks her Werelight form is hideous and is trying to find a cure desperately.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Werelight's response after neither attacking nor using her ice breath proves effective against Possessed!Soarin'. It doesn't work either.
* SlasherSmile: [[http://twilightunbound.tumblr.com/post/19729002282/oh-boy-i-can-feel-my-increased-aggression-taking Werelight]] has this in her first fight against the Windigoes. Heck, she has this almost every time when she sees a fight about to happen.
* StealthHiBye: Werelight makes a quick getaway from Pinkie and the foals after defeating the Parasprite Cage.
* TakeThat: After being glitter-bombed, [[http://twilightunbound.tumblr.com/post/25161367832/this-is-not-why-i-was-called-twilight-sparkle Werelight]] now finds herself [[BishieSparkle sparkling]] [[Literature/{{Twilight}} in the moonlight.]] She then goes on to say that this is not why she was called [[UnfortunateNames Twilight Sparkle.]][[note]] Even more ironic is that she is werewolf-esque rather than vampire-esque.[[/note]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Trixie's magic is definitely stronger in this story. She left a crater from one of her magic blasts!
* TookALevelInJerkass: But on the other hand, Trixie is definitely meaner than before. She was willing to blow up a flock of pegasi if they aren't even able to answer her question!
* VillainTeamUp: Although Windigoes are the bread-and-butter foes Werelight fights, Trixie appears to be the cause of the trouble. [[spoiler: Trixie also sent Gilda after Twilight.]]
* WakeUpCallBoss: Possessed!Soarin'. After dealing with Windigo Mooks for much of the plot up until that point, he {{No Sell}}s everything she throws at him and [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beats the tar out of her]]. It's only when [[BigDamnHeroes Spike shows up to help]] that she manages to stand a fighting chance.
* WHAMLine: "[[http://twilightunbound.tumblr.com/post/21319530246/theres-a-windigo-spirit-inside-of-me Twilight]]...[[spoiler: you are now under possession of a Windigo spirit!]]"
* WholePlotReference: The blog's Main Story takes cues from ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'', and it doesn't even attempt to hide it.