->''"Well, [[ButForMeItWasTuesday it ''was'' Tuesday]]. [[SeenItAll Figures]]."''
-->-- '''The Lone Wanderer''', commenting on fighting abominations alongside a sapient [[BuffySpeak winged-unicorn thing]].

Ten years have passed since the Lone Wanderer left Vault 101.

Years of going through both [[VideoGame/{{Fallout3}} the Capital Wasteland]] and [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas the Mojave Wasteland]] have left our hero [[IneffectualLoner living up to his name.]] After being abducted by aliens yet again, he finds himself somewhere... Different.

[[RunningGag Equestria is an OK place to live.]] [[HurtingHero Here's hoping our hero can see that.]]

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/12277/it-must-be-tuesday It Must Be Tuesday]]'' is a crossover between ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' written by Explodium. Starring a Lone Wanderer who has also taken the place of the Courier, it seeks to give a tired hero a reward for all his good deeds.

Note: The story is so far only 11 chapters long. Events that would be considered very minor spoilers are still important parts of the fic since it's still short. Thus, lots of spoilers up ahead.

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!!This story contains examples of:
* TheAce: The LW. A combat master, scientific, mechanical and cultural genius, charismatic speaker and a MessianicArchetype...
** BrokenAce: Who has faced all the trauma and hell of TWO Wastelands, and [[spoiler: lost all his closest friends]] because of that.
* AceCustom: The LW's PowerArmor has been modified with over ten years of experimentation at Big MT, and his plasma rifle has had all manner of tech modded into it. Of course, his PowerArmor then loses its force field generator and his plasma rifle gets totalled when he crash lands...
* AdultFear: The Cutie Mark Crusaders decide to investigate the crash site of the meteor. In the middle of the night. Without telling anypony. Naturally, Applejack goes nuts.
* {{Adorkable}}: Twilight, as always. [[spoiler: When she and the LW meet the Princesses]], her behavior is adorable enough that the LW mentally hnghhs at the sights.
** You won't see it now, but the LW was this as a kid.
* AfraidOfBlood: Rainbow Dash is like this.
* AllLovingHero: The Lone Wanderer does his best to help people, and Three Dog certainly calls him one. This line in the alien ship seals it.
--> "He was the type to help ''everyone''. Those abominations were going to kill ''no one''."
* {{Badass}}: The Lone Wanderer of course. Taken UpToEleven with the fact that he also took the Courier's place. Luna, Applejack and Twilight get in on this too.
** BackToBackBadasses: Luna and Isaac team up to protect the Mane Six from aliens. Isaac ALMOST misses his shots due to how impressed he is with her.
** BadassBookworm: Twilight is this. The LW is also quite smart.
** EmpoweredBadassNormal: The LW, a kid in a Vault. Now a messianic cyborg who heals faster in sunlight, is resistant to radiation, has night vision and is recognized as one of the most badass people in the Mojave and Capital Wastelands.
** HeartbrokenBadass: The Lone Wanderer really is alone now, [[spoiler: having lost his companions... even Dogmeat. And in the middle of the story, he loses the stealth suit too.]] Really shown in the hospital scenes, when he has nothing to do but brood over his past.
* BerserkButton: Betrayal, for the LW. He seems to hate [[BloodKnight Colonel Moore]] for this very reason, as she seems to have ruined a lot of peace talks he attempted. [[spoiler: This is because he's lost A LOT of friends. Leading him on really puts a bitter taste in his mouth.]]
* BagOfSpilling: Modified power armor, Stealth Suit mk2, minigun, Novasurge, plasma rifle and Cosmic Deathclaw knife. To any player, this is practically an endgame armament, enough to bulldoze anything in your path. The Wanderer loses nearly all of them after he crash lands in Equestria.
* BenevolentPrecursors: Celestia calls the LW Wanderer because of his resemblance to creatures that [[spoiler: helped elevate ponykind to sentience and sapience.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: Right as the CMC are about to get devoured by abominations, in steps the Lone Wanderer, Novasurge ablaze.]]
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: How the story got its title. With all the weird shit happening in Equestria, the LW goes along with it as he remembers it's that time of the week again.
--> "Well, it ''was'' Tuesday. Figures.
* CompanionCube: The Stealth Suit Mk2 [[spoiler: was one until it got scrunched by a Deathclaw.]]
* CompositeCharacter: The Lone Wanderer has also gone through the Courier's adventures in New Vegas.
* {{Cyborg}}: The LW has the mechanical heart and spine from the big MT, as well as the cybernetic eye implants from doing Harkness' quest.
* DeadpanSnarker: Both the LW and Twilight.
* EldritchLocation: A minor one. One of Celestia and Luna's defensive measures around the castle is a hallway that completely disappears off the LW's map as though it weren't there. [[HellIsThatNoise Whispers]] and [[NothingIsScarier dark hallways devoid of life]] bring him unfortunate memories of Point Lookout and the Dunwich Building, which really ARE [[EldritchLocation creepy to many people.]]
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: [[spoiler: Due to his resemblance to old myths]], the ponies call the Lone Wanderer... Wanderer. [[spoiler: Justified, as they only understood his real name after a month of tutoring by Twilight.]]
** HisNameReallyIsBarkeep: He IS the Lone Wanderer... [[spoiler: Downplayed, as his real name is Isaac Shepard.]]
* FlatEarthAtheist: Despite all he's seen, the LW still doesn't believe in magic. He even lampshades that it's slightly ridiculous he feels this way while he's getting a physical from talking unicorns.
* FirstContact: An entire chapter named and devoted to this.
* FirstPersonSmartass: The LW definitely knows how to snark, but he keeps it to himself most of the time.
--> 'Twilight: I remember the first time I came to Canterlot Palace as a little filly. Do you have places like this where you come from?'
--> 'Isaac: Well, I’ve seen some pretty lavish places, but nothing so…spectacular. ("Or clean, or not infested with ghost people or mutants, or not slightly nuked…")
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Applejack nearly dies saving her sister from abominations, but fortunately the LW had a stimpak ready. And then HE nearly dies after getting torn apart by an [[FromBadToWorse alien-enhanced]] [[DemonicSpiders Deathclaw]] and then being exposed to magic.]]
* HowWeGotHere: Chapters 8 onwards begin and end with snippets explaining the years between Fallout 3, New Vegas and this story.
* IneffectualLoner: Not the usual type. The LW, [[spoiler: having lost all his closest companions]], often keeps to himself. He's lost some of his trust in people, and wonders if making friends is worth it if he'll keep losing those that he makes. He isn't against companionship, however, and certainly isn't antisocial.
* InterspeciesRomance: Luna is fascinated by the LW. Applejack is also quite taken by him after he saved her sister [[spoiler: and her]] in the forest.
* KilledOffForReal: Poor [[spoiler: Stealth Suit.]]
* KnifeNut: The LW's melee weapon is a Cosmic Deathclaw knife.
* LanguageBarrier: Equestrian is different from English. Thus, Isaac has a difficult time talking to the ponies at first. [[spoiler: Almost gone after a month and a half of tutoring by Twilight.]]
* LonelyAtTheTop: Though both DC and the Mojave love him for all the good he's done for them, Isaac has [[spoiler: lost his closest companions already]] . Gets worse as he [[spoiler: loses the Stealth Suit ]] in chapter five, and has nothing to do while recovering from his wounds but remember the past.
* MildlyMilitary: The LW helped the NCR win New Vegas, and aside from that he's the Star Paladin of the DC Brotherhood.
* MoodWhiplash: [[spoiler: Congrats on making a successful FirstContact with ponies, LW. Now have a fistful of alien abominations.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Twilight feels horrible about using her magic to [[spoiler: disintegrate the abominations... she would have been horrified if she learned that she nearly killed their savior.]]
** She has yet another round of this when she learns that [[spoiler: the abominations used to be humans.]]
** Pinkie also has this when she [[spoiler: scares the LW due to her party cannon.]]
* NightmareSequence: Poor LW. He has these nearly every time he goes to sleep. [[spoiler:He nearly lost it when he first saw Celestia since being crowded by all the scientists reminded him of being on the operating table in the Zeta. He's even traumatized by the party cannon.]]
* NoodleIncident: The Wanderer is initially hesitant to talk to the CMC even though they're adorable because he's somehow encountered rad-bunnies. All we know is that "those things were nasty."
* NoNameGiven: The protagonist is just called the Lone Wanderer. [[spoiler: Actually, his name is Isaac Shepard.]]
* OhCrap: [[spoiler: The LW's reaction, and pretty much every player's reaction, to the [[FromBadToWorse alien-enhanced]] [[DemonicSpiders Deathclaw.]] ]]
* PowerArmor: Having spent years at Big MT, the LW's power armor can generate force fields and can even hold his stealth suit. So of course, he [[BagOfSpilling loses the force field part when he crash lands in Equestria]]...
* PoorCommunicationKills: [[spoiler: Applejack bucks the LW because she (understandably) thinks he hurt Applebloom. He really didn't, but... Well, LanguageBarrier.]]
** [[spoiler: Fluttershy nearly dies]] because the Wanderer was being held in place by Luna's telekinesis, and he couldn't calm the princess down.
* ShellShockedVeteran: It's a miracle LW hasn't gone insane from going through both the Mojave and Capital Wastelands. His nightmares certainly disturb him. But in the end, he still tries his best to save people.
* ShipTease: The LW, with Luna and Applejack.
* ShoutOut: The Lone Wanderer's real name is [[VideoGame/DeadSpace Isaac]] [[Franchise/MassEffect Shepherd]].
* TheseHandsHaveKilled: In a flashback, this is how the LW felt about killing the guards as he left Valut 101.
** More like these hooves have killed for [[spoiler: Twilight]].
* WhatTheHellHero: Luna, towards Pinkie, when she's oblivious to the [[spoiler: LW's NightmareSequence due to the party cannon]]. Pinkie's own reaction when she realises it is MyGodWhatHaveIDone.
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