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[[caption-width-right:250:It's Showtime, Pony Style!]]

''"Magic a mysterious force in this world, capable of bending reality. At the beginning, magic was studied as progressively as a science, with as many kinds of magic as there are stars in the nights sky. But as civilizations advanced, many forms of magic were forgotten.''

''As time passed, only a few known forms of magic are common place in Equestria..."''

Long ago, a pair of magicians wielded a type of magic lost to history. Their rivalry lead to both great good, and the creation of a great evil...

So begins the Lost Tales of the Phantoms, a book Twilight Sparkle happened upon one day at a traveling bookstore. The unicorn is left fascinated by the idea of a long lost type of magic from an age that history has long since forgotten and filled with a desire to learn more. However, the legend suddenly become all too real when one of the Phantoms sets its sights on her and Spike. But before the monster can succeed, a young dragon name Haru saves them using the same ancient magic of which the legend spoke...

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/85893/friendship-is-showtime Friendship is SHOWTIME]]'' crossover fanfic between ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' by [=MangaKamen=], set in an AlternateUniverse from both series diverging shortly after "Ticket Master".

[[Fanfic/InSearchOfF Another fic]] revolving around ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' has been written set in the same universe.

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!!!Tropes appearing in this story:

* AdaptationalBadass: Trixie. She actually manages to fair better fighting the [[spoiler:supercharged]] Minotaur Phantom than she did the Ursa in canon and [[spoiler:puts herself in harms way to distract [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Dragon!Wizard]] long enough for Haru to regain control, saving Twilight's life.]] Even more impressively, she's completely in character.
** Phoenix, while he was unquestionaly a {{Badass}} in canon was only a physical threat as a PsychopathicManchild [[TheBrute Brute]]. Here, he's a GeniusBruiser WarriorTherapist easily able to formulate (well, steal from Medusa and then put into motion) {{Evil Plan}}s, a witty DeadpanSnarker, and not only defeated Haru his physical combat, but psychologically as well, with a brutal TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.
** Somewhat applies to the Phantom race in general. While the original series had the Phantoms never really succeed in their simple goal 'make more Phantoms,' here they have other goals besides it [[spoiler:such as releasing Wolzard from his prison]] that they actually succeed it.
* AdaptationalHeroism: The White Wizard is much more unambiguously good in this story than in canon. Justified, as WordOfGod has said they're not making it an exact copy of the ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' and many characters are thus completely different.
** There's a bit of FridgeBrilliance to this, because it takes place in a world where [[TitleDrop friendship is magic.]] With that in mind, how else would he become that powerful?
* AdaptationalVillainy: In canon, Dragon never lived up to his threats of taking over Haruto's body, and regularly helped him [[PlotHole for completely unexplained reasons]]...Here, he lives up to his hype acting as Haru's sociopathic SuperpoweredEvilSide actively trying to bringing him past the DespairEventHorizon and has to be chained by the Elements of Harmony in order for Haru to use the Dragon Styles.
** Make no mistake, Sora was a very bad man in the original show, but here he's even ''worse''! On top of being TheSociopath, [[spoiler: He's a misanthropic, bigoted, nihilistic who basically tricked a family into committing suicide for fun.]]
* AlternateUniverseFic: To both series. The plot diverges from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' shortly after "Ticket Master", and Haru and the Phantoms are Equestrian natives. Some details of how Wizard's magic and the Phantom's work have also been changed as well.
* AntiMagic: Blue Phantoms suck up pony magic like a sponge and the magic of Orange Phantoms can only be undone by Haru's type of magic. Only Blue Phantoms can't be harmed by magic though.
* AscendedExtra: Minotaur and {{Hellhound}}. In ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'', they were simply the first two MonstersOfTheWeek and Minotaur was destroyed in one episode. Here, they're both part of Harpy's crew and last considerably longer.
** Implied with Trixie. WordOfGod has said they have plans for her, when she's only appeared in two episodes of canon.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Besides BreakingTheFourthWall to read the summary that the author left on his desk, Pinkie Pie was also able to figure out that [[spoiler: Haru was originally a pony based on his eyes, the fact that he has a cutie mark, and his knowledge of pony culture.]]
* AWizardDidIt: InUniverse, Haru uses this as his response to Rainbow Dash asking him why [[DefeatEqualsExplosion Ghouls explode]] and [[spoiler:how Gilda's picture of herself and Rainbow that Djinn had destroyed was restored.]]
** One that actually makes a good deal of sense is that according to WordOfGod, the changes in how Haru's magic works (such as being able to use Connect to go from place to place and the Multi Ring allowing him to copy the [=WizarSwordGun=] outside of Dragon Styles) are due to Equestria being as magical as it is already, thus meaning Wizard has more Mana to play around with.
* BackToBackBadasses: Wizard and Rainbow Dash in Spell 9 against Ghouls.
** Wizard and [[Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger Red Racer]] in Intermission 2 against the Zoku Rangers. Applebloom even comments on how awesome they look doing it.
** Spell 18 gives us Wizard and [[Series/KamenRiderOOO OOO.]]
** And in Spell 22, we get a double dose. First, it's Haru and [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Kai]] vs. a bunch of Ghouls, with Shining Armor joining them as they fight against Wolzord, and against Hades Beast Troll, we get [[Series/KamenRiderKabuto Kabuto]] and [[Series/KamenRiderKiva Kiva]] in a chapter-long CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
* {{Badass}}: Haru, naturally.
** Now Phoenix has arrived and has shown himself to be Haru's better.
** BadassBiker: Once Haru gets Machine Winger in Spell 10.
** [[spoiler: HandicappedBadass: [[SecondRider Nitoh, who lost one of his wings.]]]]
* BadassBoast: Medusa gets one in Spell 21:
--> '''Medusa''': Im not like other Phantoms, Ring Mage. You may have defeated a number of my brethren, and even toppled Phoenix off of his high and mighty tower, but Im in a league all of my own.
* BadassCrew: The cast includes the Mane Six and two Kamen Riders, all of which are close friends and more than capable of kicking flank if need be.
* [[spoiler:BalefulPolymorph: Haru was a pony, but ended up being turned into a dragon during the eclipse ritual.]]
* BagOfHolding: Sora has one. He also tends to do a RummageFail when looking for something in it.
* BewareTheNiceOnes[=/=]BewareTheQuietOnes: A lesson that [[KnightOfCerebus Phoenix]] learned the hard way. [[FriendToAllLivingThings Fluttershy]] was able to frighten him with [[DeathGlare The Stare]].
* BigBad: The Wise One (Wiseman's analog), though he's yet to be seen.
** The Shocker Greeed for the crossover with Series/KamenRiderOOO.
* BigDamnHeroes: Haru saving Twilight and Spike from Minotaur in Spell 1
** Applejack and Twilight return the favor in Spell 6, saving him from the Gnome Phantom.
** In Spell 13, [[spoiler:''Trixie'']] of all ponies gets one when she [[spoiler:distracts [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Dragon!Wizard]] when he's about to kill Twilight to drive Haru into despair, managing to save Twilight's (and probably Haruto) life.]]
* BigGood: The White Wizard and Princess Celestia both seem to qualify. [[spoiler:They're actually old friends.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: There's no way to sugarcoat it. Underneath his Pinkie Pie-esque wackiness, [[spoiler: Sora]] is a monster.
* BloodKnight: Phoenix, as in canon. He outright admits he doesn't give a darn if his plan in Spell 14 succeeds in making more Phantoms, so long as it gets him a fight with Haru.
* Dullahan as well, which seems to be why he and Phoenix have a VillainousFriendship.
* BreatherEpisode: Intermission 6, which is a mostly comical {{crossover}} with ''Series/ResshaSentaiTokkyuger'', coming right after a major WhamEpisode.
* BringMyBrownPants: Hellhound got one, [[spoiler: after [[BloodKnight Phoenix]] asked him if he was the one who stole one of Phoenix's feathers.]]
* BroughtDownToBadass: The Mane Six, being they're simply normal ponies without the Elements but still manage to be helpful to Haru in fighting the Phantoms. Special mention goes to Applejack and Twilight saving Haruto from Gnome in Spell 6 and Rainbow Dash teaming up with Wizard in Spell 9.
* TheCameo: During the first Intermission chapter, Haru's new ring brings [[Series/KamenRiderFourze Gentaro]] to Ponyville briefly.
** Spell 20 gives us a two-for-one special with [[Series/KamenRiderKabuto Tendou]] and [[Series/KamenRiderKiva Wataru.]] In their case, it's probably an EarlyBirdCameo, since they showed up in the same chapter that the MonsterOfTheWeek made its first appearance in.
** In the comic book adaptation, it seems the village elder who chose the White Wizard over Wiseman is none other then [[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Barza.]]
* CastFromHitPoints[=/=]CastFromLifespan: Phoenix's ability to come BackFromTheDead is this, with shades of PowerDegeneration. When he was vexed by the way [[spoiler: Manticore had poisoned Haru]], he tried to transform into his full Phantom form, but wasn't able to complete the transformation.
* [[spoiler: CerebusRetcon: Recap/SonicRainboom is apparently going to get this, judging by the fact that [[SecondRider Nitoh]] [[HandicappedBadass lost one of his wings]] and has made Haru promise not to tell Rainbow Dash or Fluttershy about it, because he doesn't want to ruin their memories of an important event.]]
* CatchPhrase: "It's Showtime" and "AWizardDidIt" for Haru.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Pinkie Pie, as per usual. In fact, she's ''so'' crazy that even Haru, a dragon magician that regularly fights demons born from despair, finds her bizarre.
** Sora/Gremlin as well. His first real appearance involves wondering into the library (in pony form) and promptly mistaking it for a pizzeria due to Spike [[ItMakesSenseInContext singing about pizza]], which he joins in.
* ChildhoodFriends: Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Kosuke, Gilda, and [[Series/KamenRiderDouble Shou]] were all this.
* {{Crossover}}: Aside from being the main point of the fic, several other {{Sentai}} and {{Tokusatsu}} shows make an appearance, Riders in particular.
** The second Intermission chapter has Sora/Gremlin somehow manage to bring [[Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger Red Racer and the Bousou Sentai Zokuranger]] to Ponyville, with Wizard teaming up with the former to fight the latter. Given what [[SelfParody Carranger was like]], its PlayedForLaughs.
** Spell 17-18 seems to be a crossover with ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'', with the Shocker Greeed as the main villain.
** Spell 19 hints that a pretty major crossover will be starting by having Medusa say the following line.
--> '''Medusa''': And once we've found this deserter, we'll awaken [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger the holder of N Ma's Eye.]]
** Intermission 6 has one with ''Series/ResshaSentaiTokkyuger''.
* CurbstompBattle: Haruto's first two fights with the Minotaur Phantom.
** [[spoiler:[[SuperpoweredEvilSide Dragon!Wizard]] vs. the supercharged Minotaur Phantom.]]
** Phoenix's beatdown of Wizard in Spell 15. To be fair, Haru does better than Haruto did in canon, but he's still ultimately no match for Phoenix.
** Just like in canon, Haru gets to return the favor in Spell 16, complete with his own version of the TropeNamer for the WorldOfCardboardSpeech.
** Spell 18: [[Series/KamenRiderDenO Kintaros!]]Haru vs. the Gamefowl Yummy. He doesn't even ''transform''.
*** Wizard and OOO vs. the Shocker Greeed (likely due to this time having the numbers advantage).
** Spell 21: Medusa dishes on out to Wizard.
* CursedWithAwesome: Nitoh. He can transform into Beast Rider, but in exchange he has to constantly eat Phantoms or Gruuls. This leads to some conflict between him and Haru in the beginning.
* DanceBattler: Haru once accidentally uses the Dance Ring in a middle of a fight. He manages to use it to become this...and channel [[Series/KamenRiderDenO Ryutaros]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Phoenix.
--> '''Haru''': [[BloodKnight Why do you want to fight me so badly?]]
--> '''Phoenix''': [[SarcasmMode Because I can't sing or dance.]]
* DemotedToExtra: Medusa and Phoenix. While still the Wise One's CoDragons, Medusa has thus far only appeared once and Phoenix doesn't show up in person until Spell 13. Inverted with Sora/Gremlin, who begins playing a role in the story considerably earlier than in the actual show.
* DespairEventHorizon: Just like the actual show, the Phantom's goal is to drive Gates over this.
* DetachmentCombat: The Zombie Phantom is capable of this.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: Harpy is the primary antagonist early on, being TheHeavy, but eventually Medusa, Phoenix, and Gremlin take over personally, as they do in canon [[spoiler:and Harpy, Hellhound, and Minotaur are all killed off by Gremlin.]]
* TheDreaded: Phoenix seems to have the reputation among the Lesser Phantoms to the point [[spoiler:Hellhound literally wets himself in terror when confronted by him.]] Hellhound outright ''says'' he's this.
--> '''Phoenix''': What do you call something that even monsters fear? What is a name that is tied to fear? What makes even the most diabolical of nightmares pale in comparison?
* DualWielding: The Multi Ring, which lets Haru multiply his [=WizarSwordGun=] allows him to do this. Due to his PrehensileTail, he can actually wield up to [[UpToEleven three]] at once.
* DragonInChief: The Harpy Phantom. While its unrevealed whether she's a Greater Phantom or not, she appears to be higher ranked than the Lesser Phantoms and serves as TheHeavy, with the Wise One, Medusa, and Phoenix thus far remaining in the background.
** Sora/Gremlin seems to be serving this role as well, once he appears.
* DynamicEntry: Haru has made a habit of making BigDamnHeroes entrances with an untransformed Rider Kick.
** In Spell 18, [[Series/KamenRiderOOO Eiji]] shows that this seems to be a habit that all Riders have.
** Spell 22 gives us two examples. First, [[Series/KamenRiderKiva Kivat]] used one on [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever Troll]], and promptly gave it a LampshadeHanging by saying that his skull was also ringing from it. Then [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Kai]] did one on [[spoiler: [[BlackKnight Wolzord]]]], with the latter only managing to avoid being hurt thanks to LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Spell 19 has [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Kai]] have an EstablishingCharacterMoment that is a carbon copy of the one he had in Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger: climing a weathervane to retrieve a balloon that a filly accidentally let go of.
** Spell 20 gives us a two-for-one discount with both [[Series/KamenRiderKabuto Tendou]] and [[Series/KamenRiderKiva Wataru.]]
** Spell 21 gives us a villainous example with [[Series/KamenRiderDouble Isaka Shinkuro.]]
* EnemyMine: In Intermission 7, [[spoiler:Phoenix and Toq-6 team up to fight a Shadow Overseer named Rook. Phoenix mainly did it [[BloodKnight because fighting Rook seemed like fun.]]]]
* EnemyWithin: The Dragon Phantom, just as in canon. However, in this fic, it's played up considerably to the point of a SuperpoweredEvilSide and [[spoiler:requiring Dragon to be restrained via the Elements of Harmony in order for Flame Dragon to be safely used.]]
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Sora/Gremlin wondering into the library and joining Spike in singing about pizza, at which point he [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} mistakes it for a pizzeria]] due to said song. He then gives Twilight a book he somehow enchanted to bring [[Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger Red Racer and]] [[PsychoRangers the Bousou Sentai Zokuranger]] to Ponyville ForTheLulz.
** Just like in the series he came from, [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Kai]] gets one by climbing up a weathervane to retrieve a balloon that a filly had accidentally let go of.
** [[spoiler: [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Wolzord]]]] proved that he is just as much a NobleDemon as in canon, if not even more so, by meeting Lyra and Bon Bon after he was awoken, asking them where he was, asking which way Canterlot Castle was, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick and thanking them by telling them that they had five minutes to leave the city safely.]]
** [[Series/KamenRiderKabuto Tendou]] got one in canon by calmly continuing to walk without attempting to dodge when a thief tried to attack him, because if he had tried to dodge, it would have ruined his tofu, and somehow came out of it unscathed. Here, he did the same thing with [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever Troll,]] with the exact same result.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: The Harpy Phantom genuinely loves the Phantoms in her group like her children. This is unusual in Phantoms, who mainly consider emotions just things to manipulate to drive Gates over the DespairEventHorizon. [[spoiler:Gremlin's words imply this is because she retained some of her human heart.]]
* EvilMatriarch: The Harpy Phantom.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: When the Shocker Greeed sees the CombinationAttack FinishingMove heading his way, his reaction is to do the Shocker salute and praise Dai-Shocker as he's destroyed.
--> '''Shocker Greeed''': To the illustrious Dai Shocker! DAI BANZAI!!!
* FauxAffablyEvil: Phoenix is able to act rather chill and laid back, but it's just an obvious MaskOfSanity to hide how AxeCrazy he is.
* ForWantOfANail[=/=]InSpiteOfANail: Played with. While many of the canon events from ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' continue as they did in the series, some things are changed by Haru and the Phantoms presence, such as "The Griffin Brush Off" having [[spoiler:Gilda and Rainbow Dash making amends]] thanks to Djinn and Haru.
** While "Boast Busters" begins similarly, despite Haru being hired as Trixie's assistant, it ends up changing drastically when Sora convinces Snips and Snails to pick a monster for Trixie to stop; Minotaur.
** Phoenix's presence in "Dragonshy" also changes a few things as well.
** "Fall Weather Friends" is slightly different (at first) because Kosuke has a similar rivalry with Rainbow as Applejack. It still ends with Applejack and Rainbow winning and wanting to compete at the Running of the Leaves to decide who wins.
* FusionFic: Subverted. While some plot points are maintained, the fic is not simply '''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' in Equestria', giving the Phantoms, the White Wizard, and Wiseman completely different backstories (likely in part due to their backstory not yet being revealed in the show). Even Haru differs considerably from Haruto, other than Haru being a Dragon. Also, the storylines of both series are happening at the same time, and interact, instead of one taking priority over the other.
* GeniusBruiser: Phoenix, surprisingly. He's able to formulate his own {{Evil Plan}}s without Medusa's direction and was easily able to psychologically dissect and destroy Haru.
* GetAholdOfYourselfMan: Applejack tries this to snap Haru out of his HeroicBSOD. Unfortunately, it doesn't work, in part because Phoenix chooses that moment to show up.
* GratuitousFrench: Pierre Escargot/Gnome Phantom spouts this. Justified because...well, that's his Gate's native language.
* GreenEyedMonster: The Wise One's jealousy of the White Wizard caused him to turn from a FriendlyRival into a RivalTurnedEvil.
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: [[spoiler:Dryad arranges for herself, Harpy, Hellhound, and Minotaur to go into protective custody to protect themselves from the Higher Phantoms so they can live in peace. Unfortunately, Gremlin proceeds to corrupt Harpy, Hellhound, and Minotaur into berserk monsters via the Akumaizer's tomb and them murders them himself before they get the chance to join her.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:The Dryad Phantom makes one.]]
* HeroicBSOD: Haru enters one in Spell 13 after [[spoiler:[[SuperpoweredEvilSide Dragon]] nearly kills Twilight after he gave him control to stop the out of control Minotaur Phantom]]. He finally breaks out of it in Spell 16 after being told YouAreNotAlone by the Mane Six.
* HesBack: Haru in Spell 16 after the Mane Six tell him YouAreNotAlone, breaking him out of his HeroicBSOD. He proceeds to {{Curbstomp|Battle}} Phoenix with [[MidSeasonUpgrade Flame Dragon.]]
* HopeSpot: [[spoiler:During Spell 28, Haru and Nitoh manage to nonlethally subdue the berserk Minotaur and Hellhound in hopes of freeing them so they can go with Dryad into protective custody...then Gremlin shows up and murders Harpy, Minotaur, and Hellhound in coldblood.]]
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Each episode is called a Spell, and if it takes place during a canon episode, one spell is likely going to have a similar name. Also, debut arcs (Flame Dragon and Kamen Rider Beast) have the TransformationNameAnnouncement composing the title.
* InSeriesNickname: Haru's full name is Haruto Souma, but he goes by Haru.
** Likewise, [[SecondRider Nitoh]] is apparently called Neato, at least by his old friend Fluttershy.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Haru is a dragon (though a young one and not even close to fully grown). There's also the Wizardragon, his Inner Phantom.
* ItAmusedMe: As in the actual show, this seems to be Sora/Gremlin's motivation for whatever he does.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Trixie, who turns out to not be so bad when you get to know her. She may be a selfish braggart, but she actually [[spoiler:saves Twilight's life from [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Dragon!Wizard]]]] when she could've just ran away.
* KnightOfCerebus: Phoenix. Not only is he TheDreaded among the Phantoms, he's even ''more'' of a threat than in canon and [[CurbstompBattle beats the hell out of Haru]] along with a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.
** Sora/Gremlin once he reveals his TrueColors. [[spoiler:He proceeds to arrange Harpy, Minotaur, and Hellhound into being corrupted into mindless monsters by the Akumaizers' tomb, then when Nitoh and Haru refuse to kill them, proceeds to murder all three in coldblood in front of Dryad.]]
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: Shining Armor. If he ever finds out that someone has hurt Twilight, the culprit is on notice that if they even come close to her again, he'll be gunning for them. [[spoiler: Too bad this was revealed in response to [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Dragon!Haru]] almost killing Twilight.]]
* LampshadeHanging: This excerpt from Spell 2 shows how Haru does this with his BigDamnHeroes moment in that chapter.
--> I never understood why heroes waited till the last minute to save others, a familiar suave voice sounded out. I guess it just adds to the dramatics, but it seems a bit risky for my tastes.
* LosingYourHead: Dullahan has the ability to do this at will. Makes since, given his basis is normally headless. [[spoiler:It's also how he survived his body being destroyed.]]
* MamaBear: The Harpy Phantom towards her group, to the point she tries to attack ''Medusa'' when she finds out the Higher Phantom used her group as bait for Wizard. It doesn't do any good, but its the thought that counts.
* ManipulativeBastard: Sora/Gremlin. [[spoiler:He effortlessly manipulates Harpy, Hellhound, and Minotaur into playing into his hooves.]]
* MidSeasonUpgrade: The Dragon forms, just like in canon.
* MisanthropeSupreme: Sora has a very, very low view of his own species, to the point of being flat out nihilistic.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: The Phantoms, as in ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'', though each one gets at least two chapters dedicated to it (the first chapter of each arc may be SliceOfLife).
** Spell 1-2: Minotaur (though thanks to Harpy's intervention, he escaped).
** Spell 4-6: Gnome.
** Spell 8-9: Djinn.
** Spell 12-13: Minotaur again, only this time upgraded [[spoiler:by Gremlin]].
** Spell 14-16: Phoenix.
** Spell 17-18: Spring Heel Jack, Shocker Greeed, and the Chicken Yummy.
** Spell 19-22: Zombie, Wolzard, and the Hades Beast Troll.
** Spell 23-25: Manticore.
** Spell 26-28: Harpy, Minotaur (again), and Hellhound [[spoiler:manipulated to their doom by Gremlin]].
** Spell 29-32: Dullahan.
* MoodSwinger: Phoenix has shades of this, as noted in story by Hellhound. He can go from threatening to kill someone, to being friendly, to punching them in the face. However, it seems the laid back side is a MaskOfSanity to hide his violent side.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Haru's reaction to Dragon almost killing Twilight because he let the Phantom possess him to have the power to defeat the supercharged Minotaur.]]
* MyGreatestFailure: The White Wizard feels this way about not arriving in time to stop the Sabbath ritual.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Thanks to the Phantoms [[spoiler:Gilda and Rainbow Dash end up rebuilding their friendship instead of Gilda just storming off.]]
** Also [[spoiler:thanks to Gremlin's games, Trixie's cart isn't destroyed, she isn't publicly humiliated as severely, and she ends up on good terms with the Mane Six. In fact, she manages to show them she's got some genuine bravery in her by saving Twilight's life.]]
** Psh. There's one that crosses over into HoistByHisOwnPetard. [[spoiler: In Spell 16, because Phoenix tried to attack the Mane Six, Haru fought him, in spite of how their [[CurbStompBattle previous battle]] went. This allowed [[ShrinkingViolet Fluttershy]], who up until that point had been scared of him because he was a dragon, to realize that Haru was a pretty nice guy, thereby earning him her friendship. This allowed the Elements of Harmony to be used to bind [[EnemyWithin Dragon]] so Haru could use Dragon's power to unlock [[MidSeasonUpgrade Flame Dragon Styles]], and allow Phoenix to be the one on the receiving end of a CurbStompBattle for a change.]]
* NoSell: Phoenix when Haru hits him with a triple Slash Strike. Though he actually compliments him on being strong enough to force Phoenix to ''block'' instead of just taking it head on as he'd do with most fire.
** [[Series/KamenRiderDenO Kintaros!]]Haru does this to the Gamefowl Yummy. In fact, the Yummy's arm ''shatters''.
** Beast does this to Spring Heel Jack's daggers.
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:Dullahan survived due to his head not being destroyed.]]
* OhCrap: Hellhound has this reaction to seeing Haru defeat Phoenix.
** Phoenix has a rapid fire series of comedic ones in Intermission 4 while talking to Pinkie in his pony form.
* OhMyGods: Haru uses 'Tsuyoshi Kida', the main screen writer of ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' in this fashion in a parody of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fics using Lauren Faust in this fashion.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Wizard and Series/KamenRiderOOO vs. the Shocker Greeed, Spring Heel Jack Phantom, and Chicken Yummy in Spell 17, which sadly we don't see. Though WordOfGod has said we'll get a real fight in the future, though all three apparently escape.
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Implies to be the case with Sora/Gremlin, just like in canon.]]
** [[spoiler:He tricks Minotaur, Hellhound, and Harpy into being corrupted by the Akumaizers' tomb into stronger, berserk forms.]]
** [[spoiler:Thanks to the [=ToQgers=], Wizard does this during the {{crossover}}, turning into ''Wizardragon'' to finish the fight.]]
** A more conventional example: [[spoiler:Dullahan's Centaur form.]] Noteably it's the only one of these that's actually voluntary.
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: As in canon;
--> '''Haru''': It's showtime!
** Beast gets a good one before attacking the Spring Heel Jack Phantom.
--> '''Beast''': I dont really care for your task. All I see is a main course with two side dishes.
* PreMortemOneLiner: Kamen Rider Beast as he finishes off the Spring Heel Jack Phantom in response to Spring Heel's [[WhatTheHellAreYou last words]].
--> '''Kamen Rider Beast''': Wanna know the name? Then take it with you as you get devoured! BEAST!"
* PrehensileTail: Haru has one.
* PunchPunchPunchUhOh: Happens to Haru and Rainbow Dash when fighting Djinn's upgraded Ghouls. Haru promptly returns the favor by using the Excite Ring.
* RasputinianDeath: [[spoiler:Dullahan]]. He gets beheaded, impaled through the chest, has both arms shattered, but still keeps fighting until he's destroyed. [[spoiler:And even then, he survived because his head was still alive.]]
* Really700YearsOld: The legend of the White Wizard implies he's either this or a LegacyCharacter. [[spoiler:His interaction with Celestia confirms he's this and, according to her, ''older'' than she and Luna!]]
* RedHerring: [[spoiler:Gilda]] was hinted to be the [[spoiler:Djinn]] Phantom, but [[spoiler:it turned out Djinn was trying to frame her, just as she had been doing for months because Gilda is actually the Gate.]]
* TheRival: Kosuke and Rainbow have a bit of one, particularly during the Iron Equestrian Competition.
* RivalTurnedEvil: In this universe, at least according to legend, the Wise One was the White Wizard's friendly rival until his jealousy drove him to create the Phantoms.
* RuleOfCool: After learning that Haru [[SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining never learned to breathe fire]], Spike replies to his statement that it was a fair trade-off for his magic powers that breathing fire is awesome. Haru consents the point.
* RummageFail: In Intermission 2, Sora had one as he pulled several objects out of his saddlebag, including a lunchbox, a deck of playing cards, an video game controller, a rubber chicken, a real chicken, an extremely long oar, a bouquet of wilted roses, and a rubber bat mask before he finally found the book that had [[Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger Red Racer and the Bousou Sentai Zokuranger]] sealed in it.
** And in Intermission 4, the same character pulled a freshly baked apple pie, a plushie of a bear in a red and white jumpsuit, several pink flamingo lawn ornaments, a box of french fries, a paintball gun, a purple and white guitar with the name 'Axel' written on it, lint, more lint, a lot more lint, a half-eaten granola bar, and some balloon animals, some of them resembling Twilight's friends, from his saddlebag before he found what he was really after: [[spoiler: the green magic stone that Haru could use to create the Hurricane Dragon Ring and several sheets of paper with information about the Gremlin Phantom, AKA him.]]
* RunningGag: Spike wanting to eat Haru's familiars.
** Just like in the original series, Haru's donuts tend to have a high casualty rate before he eats them.
* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: Well, relatively speaking given [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons his species]]. Haru is a skilled magician, but never learned how to breathe fire in part due to his magic rendering it somewhat redundant.
** Arguably justified. [[spoiler: Before the Sabbath ritual, Haru was a stallion, not a dragon.]]
* SadisticChoice: [[spoiler:Wolzard gives Shining Armor one in Spell 22: divide his forces to deal with a troll that Wolzard summoned and risk letting Wolzard get into the Castle, or keep up their defense and allow the troll to run rampant.]]
* SealedEvilInACan: [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Wolzard]] was imprisoned in the mines under Canterlot until the Phantoms released him.
* SharedUniverse: With ''[[Fanfic/InSearchOfF In Search of F]]'', which deals with this universe's Series/KamenRiderDouble.
* ShoutOut: In Spell 10, when [[ShrinkingViolet Fluttershy]] freezes up when she sees Haru at Pinkie's party for Gilda, Pinkie wonders if Fluttershy saw [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} a ghost, specifically a green one that leaves a green slime trail whenever it goes through something.]]
** During the battle against Hellhound and Djinn, Haru uses [[FateStayNight Unlimited Blade Works.]],Spell 32 has a Phantom using this against the heroes.
** Also, as a PreAsskickingOneLiner, we get this.
--> '''Haru:''' [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry You sure know how to throw a party, a familiar voice called out as the two Phantoms landed on the ground a couple of yards from Gilda. No food, no drinks, and the way you treat girls is just in poor taste.]]
** When we meet [[Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger Red Racer and the Zokurangers]] in Intermission 2, the Zokurangers used their own version of the [[Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger Goranger Storm]] at one point.
** In Spell Eleven, Gremlin, as Sora, asks Trixie to tell the story about [[Series/DoctorWho The Tardius]], [[Series/{{Garo}} the Golden Wolf Knight from Tartarus who slays Horrors]], or [[Machinima/RedVsBlue those red and blue ponies that kept fighting each other over a little valley with nothing but grass in it.]]
** In Spell 12, Sora almost called a feather from Phoenix [[FinalFantasy Phoenix Down.]]
** In Intermission 3, [[AxCrazy Pho]][[BloodKnight enix]] used this line.
--> '''Phoenix:''' [[Series/PowerRangersZeo Stronger than before. Powered up for more. Phantoms at the core! Higher I can soar! Im fired up for more! This ring mage evens up the score!]]
** In Spell 16, after Haru entered [[MidSeasonUpgrade Flame Dragon Styles]], he didn't just give any WorldOfCardboardSpeech, he gave his own version of '''THE''' WorldOfCardboardSpeech.
--> '''Haru''': Phoenix Youre strong, and you seek to find strong opponents to fill that void of yours. Me? Ive got a different problem. Ever since I got these powers, I felt like I lived in a world made of cardboard. Taking care not to not break something, break somepony. Never allowing myself to slip to Dragons control, even for a moment otherwise somepony could get hurt. But you can take it, Phoenix. What we have here is a new opportunity for me to cut loose and show you a real SHOWTIME!
** Spell 17 has a [[Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger Shinkenmaru]] and [[Series/KamenRiderKiva Kivat-Bat the Second]] appear, Pinkie Pie sings part of the theme song from Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder, and Haru uses [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Snake's]] method of sneaking around.
** Spell 18 has the [[Series/KamenRiderOOO Shocker Greeed]] say to a [[Series/KamenRiderDenO Momotaros]]-possessed Wizard this little line.
--> '''Shocker Greeed:''' [[IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom Im going to start by digging my talon into your chest, right through those jewels youve got protecting you. Then Ill rip out your still beating heart from your chest, and crush it right in front of your eyes!]]
** Intermission 4 has [[{{Gaogaigar}} Haru tell Fluttershy not to call him Mister, because he's not that old]], Pinkie Pie [[StarWars sensing a disturbance in the Pinkie Force]] before wondering if the big thing she sense will happen will be [[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger a giant mechanical dinosaur rising from the ground while a green dragon plays a magical dagger flute]], [[Anime/YuGiOh her finding an ancient puzzle from a pyramid that will make her mane become star shaped and cause her to become really good at playing a fillies trading card game and maybe giving her an outfit with chains and leather]], [[VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten meeting a vampire who has a deep insatiable hankering for sardines with a tsundere werewolf follower]], [[VideoGame/PrinnyCanIReallyBeTheHero meeting penguins that say 'dood' all the time]], [[VideoGame/GhostTrick or finding a black cat with a red scarf around its neck that's actually a ghost cat that can go back in time to save anypony from a terrible fate.]]
** We already got one reference to ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm'' with [[IHaveManyNames Derpy/Ditzy]], so we continue off of that by having Pinkie Pie call another character named Phoenix Feenie.
** The Zombie Phantom, after having a EurekaMoment, said this.
--> '''Zombie Phantom:''' [[TheSimpsons I got it! I am so smart! I am so smart! S-M-R-T!]]
** Said Zombie Phantom is described to physically resemble Lord Raptor/Zabel Zarock from the ''Darkstalkers'' series
** [[AvatarTheLastAirbender MY CABBAGES!]]
** Spell 23 had Manticore saying this.
-->'''Manticore:''' I think I've drawn the perfect hand [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} After all, a wild Ring Mage appeared.]]
** Spell 24 has [[SecondRider Nitoh]] introduce himself the same way [[Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger Gai Ikari]] did when he made his debut as his team's SixthRanger.
* ShipperOnDeck: Rarity ships Twilight with Haru.
* StrawNihilist: After Sora reveals his TrueColors, he comes off as extremely nihilistic, seeing himself and all other Phantoms as worthless stains on life.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: [[spoiler:Dragon can possess Haru, with his permission, giving him enough power to deliver a CurbstompBattle to the supercharged Minotaur, but unfortunately, Dragon isn't too keen on letting Haru regain control and, after winning, tries to kill Twilight to drive Haru over the DespairEventHorizon.]]
** This is likely why [[spoiler:the Bearer's support for Haruto combined with the Elements of Harmony is needed to chain Dragon before Flame Dragon can be safely used.]]
* TheresNoKillLikeOverkill: Haru's finisher to the Djinn Phantom; after using the Multi Ring on his [=WizarSwordGun=], he hits her with the Sword Strike finishing move with ''eight'' different swords in quick succession.
* ThisCannotBe: Phoenix's reaction to being beaten by Haruto's newly acquired Flame Dragon Style.
--> '''Phoenix''': How? How did that little spark of yours turn into an inferno!? I cant believe this!
** Hellhound has a similar reaction once Haru defeats Phoenix.
--> '''Hellhound''': [[OhMyGods HOLY LORD HADES!!]] HE DEFEATED PHOENIX!!! [[WhatTheHellAreYou JUST WHO THE TARTARUS IS THIS DRAGON!?!]]
* UnderestimatingBadassery: Phoenix thinks the Dragon is weak for Fluttershy cowling him...then Fluttershy turns the stare on ''him''. He also underestimates Haru, who ultimately unlocks his MidSeasonUpgrade and [[CurbstompBattle curbstomps him]].
* TragicVillain: [[spoiler:Harpy, Minotaur, and Hellhound. They might not have been good ponies, but the Higher Phantoms forced them to and when Dryad arranges for them to finally be safe, Gremlin murders the three of them in cold blood.]]
* VictimOfTheWeek: The Gates. The story will sometimes introduce multiple ponies that could be the Gate, with Haru figuring out which one it really is being part of the plot.
** Spell 1-2: Twilight Sparkle or Spike (due to Minotaur never being destroyed, they're still targets)
** Spell 4-6: Applejack
** Spell 7-9: Rainbow Dash or Pinkie Pie[[spoiler:, actually Gilda, with Djinn framing her being part of how she's trying to break her.]]
** Spell 11-13: Trixie [[spoiler:though she's not actually a Gate, Gremlin just got her targeted because [[ItAmusedMe It Amused Him]]. The ''actual'' victim turns out to be Haru himself when Dragon tries to take control.]]
** Arguably [[AvertedTrope averted]] in Spell 14-16, which is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by the fact that the focus was on the events of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E7Dragonshy Dragonshy]], which focused on the trip up a mountain to stop an adult dragon from covering Equestria in smoke.
** Also averted in Spell 17-18 in a way, since it seems that Ponyville as a whole was targeted by the Shocker Greeed, Gamefowl Yummy, and Springheel Jack Phantom.
** Completely [[DefiedTrope defied]] in Spell 19-22, because the [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Zombie Phantom]] didn't want any competition.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Many of the Phantoms have been made LighterAndSofter and DenserAndWackier to not make this a DarkFic with one jarring exception:[[spoiler: Sora, who on top of his canonical status as TheSociopath, is also a misanthropic, racist, nihilist being up there with Queen Chrysalis and King Sombra in terms of vileness.]]
* VillainExitStageLeft: The Spring Heel Jack Phantom steals all of the Shocker Greeed's Cell Medals and leaves him to be finished by Wizard and OOO. Unfortunately for him, he ends up being [[SecondRider Kamen Rider Beast's]] first victim shortly there after.
* VillainousFriendship: Pheonix and Dullahan seem to have this, in part because both seem to be {{Blood Knight}}s and love a good fight. [[spoiler:Phoenix actually ''mourns'' him when he's seemingly killed by Wizard.]]
* VillainsOutShopping: 'Intermission 4' sees Phoenix's pony form stop by Sugar Cube Corner and he has a discussion with Pinkie over some cake. In fact, of the two of them, Phoenix ended up being the more freaked out.
* WhamEpisode: Spell 10. Not only does Haruto get Machine Winger, he also [[spoiler:enters a Gate's Underworld for the first time to defeat Gilda's Inner Phantom]] and [[spoiler:Sora/Gremlin]] appears for the first time. We also discover that [[spoiler:the White Wizard and Celestia are old friends and Twilight can somehow use Haru's Wizard Rings.]]
** Spell 13. It starts out normal, but then [[spoiler:Phoenix shows up for the first time]] and [[spoiler:Dragon possesses Haru, curbstomping Minotaur, but then trying to kill Twilight, in the process revealing to the Mane Six Haru has a Phantom inside him.]] And lastly [[spoiler:the White Wizard appears to Twilight.]]
** Intermission 3: We finally find out Haru's full backstory [[spoiler:and that he isn't a natural dragon, but a stallion transformed into one]], [[spoiler:Phoenix decides to stay and get a good fight out of Haru, and the White Wizard gives Twilight a spell book of some sort.]]
** Spell 18: Haru finally adds Series/KamenRider to his title after hearing Series/KamenRiderOOO use it. And [[SecondRider Kamen Rider Beast]] shows up.
** Spell 28: [[spoiler:Dryad makes a HeelFaceTurn, revealing the Phantoms aren't AlwaysChaoticEvil and tries to save her family (Harpy, Minotaur, and Hellhound), but Gremlin mutates the three of them into berserk monsters, then murders them in coldblood, revealing his TrueColors. Also, it's revealed that Nitoh lost a wing, and is implied to have lost it the same day that the Sonic Rainboom happened.]]
* XanatosGambit: Phoenix's plan in Spell 14. Haru shows up to stop him, he gets [[BloodKnight the fight he wants]]. Haru doesn't? Phoenix gets to create more Phantoms.
* YouAreNotAlone: Spell 16 has Haruto realize this when the support of the Mane Six breaks him out of his HeroicBSOD [[spoiler:and helps him bind the Dragon Phantom so he can safely access Flame Dragon.]]

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