A crossover between ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' and TheDCU written by Tropers/{{iowaforever}}. This universe currently has four stories:

* ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/48490/mare-of-steel Mare of Steel]]'': The story that started the universe. After returning home from a meteor shower, Rainbow Dash finds a green rock that makes her violently ill when she touches it. Later, she begins a journey to discover just who she is and what her place in Equestria is, becoming the hero [[{{Superman}} Supermare]]. Complete, although a rewrite is scheduled.
** ''Mare of Steel'' also has [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/56362/the-adventures-of-supermare-side-stories-to-mare-of-steel a collection of side stories]] dealing with smaller adventures and encounters that would otherwise slow the main story down.
* ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/103936/the-princess-of-themyscira The Princess of Themyscira]]'': Soarin' washes ashore on a far away island, where he is found by [[WonderWoman Diana, Princess of Themyscira and Daughter of Hippolyta]]. Although initially hostile, Diana sees Soarin' as a means to leave Themyscira and explore the mortal realm, and with the manipulations of [[GodOfEvil Ares]] becoming apparent she may just get her chance. Complete.
* ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/112884/in-brightest-day-in-blackest-night In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night]]'' When [[GreenLantern a mysterious ring]] finds it's way into the Crystal Empire, Shining Armor is introduced to a universe far beyond anything he could have imagined. As he works to master new skills and powers, he stumbles upon a threat that could spell doom for him, his home and family, and thousands of other beings across the galaxy. In Progress.
* ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/164183/a-dark-knight-over-trottingham A Dark Knight Over Trottingham]]'': Blueblood has lived in the shadow of his parents' murder for some time. But when his life is thrown out of balance once again, he will begin a journey that shall make him a legend. [[{{Batman}} A Dark Knight]]. In Progress.

An as of yet unnamed [[TheFlash Flash]] story has been announced.

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!! Tropes that span multiple stories:
* BiggerBad: [[spoiler: {{Darkseid}}]] appears to be this, judging by the SequelHook at the end of ''Mare of Steel'' and comments by the alicorns in ''Princess of Themyscira'' about the War in Heaven.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the first chapter of ''In Brightest Day'', Cadence mentions getting a letter from Twilight talking about a research assignment she's gotten to study some artifacts from the Canterlot archives. Flash-forward to a later published chapter of ''Princess of Themyscira'', which reveals that the artifacts in question are [[ComicBook/DoctorFate the Helmet of Nabu and Amulet of Anubis]], which Twilight ends up donning at that story's climax, becoming DoctorFate.
* SimultaneousArcs: Comments within the stories show that ''Mare of Steel'' Part 2, ''Princess of Themyscira'', and ''In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night'' are all happening at the same time.
** RotatingArcs: The author alternates between which story gets updated when.

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!! ''Mare of Steel'' provides examples of:
* AbsurdlySharpBlade: [[spoiler:Deathstroke's sword can cut even ''Supermare'']].
* [[ActionGirl Action Mare]]: Rainbow becomes an even better one once she gets her powers under control.
* AGodAmI: Zod believes that Kryptonians are gods compared to normal ponies. [[WorldOfCardboardSpeech Rainbow disagrees]].
* AlternateUniverse:
** In the sense that Rainbow Dash has superpowers and [[spoiler: General Zod has been impersonating Prince Blueblood for years]].
** Since ''Mare of Steel'' was first published before Season 3 aired: Rainbow's mother Firefly is head coach of the Wonderbolts, and her father Thunderhead does not match the description of the pony seen in ''Games Ponies Play''.
* AndThisIsFor: Rainbow Dash gives Brainiac this treatment during their rematch, after he sends her into an UnstoppableRage by [[spoiler: wounding Firefly]].
* BerserkButton: For Rainbow Dash, it's threatening innocents, ''especially'' her mother. [[spoiler: Brainiac finds this out the hard way.]]
* [[BewareTheSuperman Beware the Supermare]]: Steel Wing's main reason for distrusting Supermare is his fear that she'll take over Equestria.
* BigBad: General Zod ([[spoiler: who's been posing as Prince Blueblood]]) in the first arc, {{Brainiac}} and [[LexLuthor Alexander Silversmith]] share this role in the second arc.
* BigBadWannabe:
** By the time the second arc starts, Rainbow Dash has had to deal with numerous wannabe villains all claiming to be her ArchEnemy. She finds it all annoying.
** Steel Wing is the first antagonist introduced in the second arc, but is quickly reduced to Brainiac's UnwittingPawn, and is dealt with before him and Silversmith.
* BigDamnHeroes: Princess Luna pulls an [[Awesome/JusticeLeagueOfEquestria awesome]] moment in the second arc; she and her guards infiltrate Steel Wing's base and arrest him just after he essentially calls Luna useless.
* TheBigDamnKiss: Rainbow Dash and Thunderlane at the end of the story.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: General Zod is both blonde and evil.
* {{Brainwashing}}:
** Brainiac employs this several times. The first time he uses it on a hydra to attack the Cutie Mark Crusaders, and the second time he uses it on Derpy [[spoiler: to inform Rainbow that he has kidnapped Scootaloo]].
** Zod also uses brainwashing [[spoiler: to take control of certain royal guards so he can assassinate Princess Celestia]].
** Zod had also brainwashed Flim and Flam into attacking Ponyville in order to "test the waters" before putting his plan into action.
* BreakTheCutie: Brainiac designs the SadisticChoice below in order to do this to Supermare, so that she's easier to assimilate into his storage machinery.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Thunderlane does this to Steel Wing when the latter tries to turn him against Supermare, bringing up what a lousy father he always was.
* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: [[AlphaBitch Diamond Tiara]] stole Cheerilee's notebook sometime before chapter 3 of ''Mare of Steel''. Unfortunately for her, she happens to be passing by just as Rainbow's XRayVision manifests.
* ChekhovsGun:
** Twilight's note that overloading magic could cause a pony [[spoiler: to explode]].
** Deathstroke's sword, which is capable of cutting even Supermare. She breaks it, but [[spoiler: Silversmith retrieves the pieces, which have blood samples on them he can experiment on]].
* ChristmasEpisode: One of the side stories set after the main story's conclusion.
* CloningBlues: In one of the side stories, Rainbow Dash is hit with a spell that not only drains her powers, but creates two duplicates of herself based off her intelligence and strength (colored Blue and Red respectively). She ends up regaining her powers and destroying the clones by the end of the story.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Silversmith. He is an {{Expy}} of LexLuthor, after all.
* CreepyMonotone: Brainiac; his monotone is mentioned whenever a new pony meets him, and most of them are put off by it.
* CurbStompBattle:
** Rainbow's fight against Flim and Flam's HumongousMecha; the robot doesn't even ruffle her mane.
** Rainbow is on the receiving end of one delivered by General Zod, resulting in being crippled by a Kryptonite necklace and tossed into a ravine.
* CuttingTheKnot: Rainbow Dash, with only moments to spare, disarms the bomb in Cloudsdale by [[spoiler: ''hitting it'']], destroying its firing mechanism. Even she's surprised that it worked.
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: Rainbow's father Thunderhead died six years before the beginning of the story.
* [[DeadPersonImpersonation Dead Pony Impersonation]]: [[spoiler: Prince Blueblood died in an airship accident five years before the start of the story. General Zod's been posing as him ever since.]]
** [[spoiler: Subverted when it turns out that Zod just had Blueblood imprisoned in another country and replaced him.]]
* DealWithTheDevil: Trixie makes one [[spoiler: with General Zod]] in order to take revenge on Rainbow Dash.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: General Zod, who's defeated at the end of the first arc, leaving room for Brainiac and Silversmith in the second (and last) arc.
* DisneyDeath: Rainbow Dash after her last fight with Zod.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Firefly is one to the Wonderbolts. Probably where Spitfire learned it from.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood:
** Zod does not understand why Rainbow Dash is willing to be a hero rather than a ruler.
** Brainiac, as a creature of reason, is unable to anticipate Rainbow Dash using emotion to [[TakeAThirdOption find a way out]] of his SadisticChoice.
* {{Expy}}: Scootaloo seems kinda similar to JimmyOlsen with her friendship with Supermare/Rainbow Dash, asked by RD to do tasks, and extremely excitable in her presence.
** Thunderlane meanwhile seems a pretty dead ringer for LoisLane, aside from not really being a reporter.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Celestia's comment about how Blueblood UsedToBeASweetKid turns out to be this when it's revealed that [[spoiler: Zod's been impersonating him for years]].
* FreakOut: Rainbow does ''not'' take the news that she's really a Kryptonian well. She gets better eventually.
* GenderBender: This happens to Rainbow Dash in one side story, as a result of Red Kryptonite.
** AttractiveBentGender[=/=]StupidSexyFlanders: Thunderlane tries ''very'' hard not to be turned on by colt!Rainbow.
* GeneralRipper: Steel Wing is willing to do anything if it will stop Supermare.
* GilliganCut: One is used to highlight how pointless Steel Wing's paranoia over Supermare is; his first scene ends with him ranting how she's probably "in her secret lair, plotting (Celestia's) downfall", at which point the scene switches to Rainbow Dash waking up from a nap in one of Applejack's trees.
* HarmlessFreezing: Rainbow Dash does not really have good control over her freeze-breath when sneezing, and ends up freezing a butterfly when it lands on her nose, and Fluttershy when she brings the butterfly to her. Both are unharmed by the end.
** She uses this to defeat Clayface in the side story "The Kryptonian and the Bat", drenching him in water before freezing him solid.
* HappilyAdopted: From what we can see, Rainbow was very happy with Firefly and Thunderhead. She still keeps good connections with Firefly even after she learns they lied to her about being an alien.
* HeelFaceTurn: Happens off-screen for Trixie, being as Act II takes place after the episode "Magic Duel".
* [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend He Is Not My Boyfriend]]: Rainbow insists that Thunderlane is not her boyfriend, despite him being cute, a good conversationalist, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment and cute]].
* HighAltitudeInterrogation: How Rainbow Dash gets Trixie to name [[spoiler: General Zod]] as her accomplice.
* IHaveYourWife: Brainiac kidnaps [[spoiler: Scootaloo]] to use as leverage against Supermare.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Rainbow Dash freaks out and has this reaction when she learns she's really a Kryptonian. She grows out of it eventually.
* InsaneTrollLogic: Rainbow's rationale for why the Kryptonite that poisoned her is evil: Various villains they encountered used green magic. The Kryptonite glows green. Therefore, the Kryptonite is evil. Twilight lampshades this.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Maxima more than demonstrates this during her guest appearance in one side story -- she doesn't care that her hoarding of food leaves her subjects starving, and doesn't care if her chosen mate loves her back.
* ItsAllMyFault: A side story set after the conclusion of the main story shows that Rainbow Dash blames herself for [[spoiler: her mother almost getting killed by Brainiac]], at least until Firefly convinces her it isn't.
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: Rainbow Dash tries to use this on Thunderlane after Brainiac threatens those close to her, but he refuses to let her go.
* ItsPersonal: Somehow both Zod and Brainiac manage to achieve this by their own designs. Brainiac gets especially personal when he [[spoiler: injures Firefly.]]
* KarmaHoudini:
** [[spoiler: Silversmith gets off scott free from his involvement with Steel Wing and Brainiac.]]
** [[spoiler: Deathstroke]] escapes justice as well.
* KneelBeforeZod: The TropeNamer is the main villain of the first arc, so of course the actual quote is used.
* KirkSummation: When Rainbow Dash first runs into Trixie in Seaddle, Trixie tries to say they're NotSoDifferent by pointing out that they're both braggarts. Rainbow shoots her down by pointing out that at least ''she'' knows to stop before someone gets hurt, and then when Trixie tries to challenge her to prove who's superior, Rainbow just walks away, saying she's not worth it. Trixie has a brief VillainousBreakdown at this.
* LastSecondChance: Rainbow Dash offers Zod a chance to surrender and become TheAtoner, but he refuses.
* MamaBear: Just because Rainbow Dash is an adult and a superhero won't stop Firefly from coming to her defense when she's in danger. [[spoiler: Even if it's Brainiac she's fighting.]]
* MyGreatestFailure:
** Jor-El considers his inability to help his wife with her lung condition to be his.
** Rainbow Dash feels the same about having been unable to help her adopted father Thunderhead when he got sick.
* MythologyGag:
** Rainbow Dash's Kryptonian name is initially Kara Zor-El, aka {{Supergirl}}'s real name, though this was eventually {{retcon}}ned to better fit Kryptonian naming styles as shown in the comics.
** Brainiac is based on the Coluan scientist Vril Dox version.
** When Rainbow Dash reveals her SecretIdentity to her friends, she uses her heat vision to convince a skeptical Applejack and Rarity, then asks if that's enough for them, or if she has to "[[Film/{{Superman}} fly around the world backwards and tell you all this yesterday]]".
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: [[spoiler: Rainbow takes a bad whack to the BerserkButton when Brainiac seemingly kills Firefly. She proceeds to launch into an UnstoppableRage, [[RedEyesTakeWarning glowing red eyes and all]], and is just about to kill him before Thunderlane arrives and talks her down]].
* NoodleIncident:
** A month before the start of the story, Twilight, Pinkie, and Applejack went camping, and Pinkie ended up accidentally burning one of Twilight's books, causing her to have a FreakOut that outshined the one she had in "Lesson Zero". AJ and Pinkie calmed her down, but both swore they'd never go camping with her again.
** Celestia and Luna both refer to earlier encounters with Kryptonians, with Luna saying that she owes them a "great debt".
* OlderThanTheyLook[=/=]Really700YearsOld: Technically Rainbow Dash, as her birth and Krypton's destruction occurred a thousand years ago. However, due to TimeTravel in Kryptonian MagiTek, she arrived only a few decades before present, meaning she biologically is as old as she looks.
* PalsWithJesus: Jor-El was a friend of the Princesses.
* PlanetLooters: Brainiac retains this part of his characterization from the comics.
* PowerIncontinence: When Rainbow Dash's powers first emerge, she has little to no control over them. Her training in the Fortress of Solitude handles that.
* PsychoForHire: Comicbook/{{Deathstroke}} is hired by Silversmith to capture Supermare.
* PunctuatedPounding[=/=]PunctuatedForEmphasis:
** Zod during the final fight:
-->'''Zod''': [[KneelBeforeZod You will kneel before me, daughter of Jor-El]]. Even if it takes my entire life and all my strength, you. Will. '''KNEEL!'''
** Rainbow Dash get a moment like this when trying to break through Brainiac's Force Field in Chapter 23, after Brainiac says that she must comply with his plan:
-->'''Rainbow Dash''': No... I... ''won't!'' (''breaks through to save [[spoiler: Scootaloo]]'')
* RedOniBlueOni: Red Dash and Blue Dash; one is based off of Rainbow's physical and emotional prowess, while the other is based off her intelligence and logic. Rainbow gives each of them a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech before beating them.
* {{Retcon}}: Originally, Soarin' was supposed to be Rainbow's love interest, but this was changed to Thunderlane and Soarin' was made Diana's love interest.
** It underwent another, changing Rainbow's Kryptonian name from Kara ''Zor''-El to Kara ''Jor''-El (to better match with Kryptonian naming styles)
* TheReveal: General Zod [[spoiler: has been posing as Prince Blueblood for the last five years]].
* SadisticChoice: Brainiac offers Rainbow one: [[spoiler: if she saves Scootaloo, a bomb planted in Cloudsdale will detonate and kill everyone, but if she goes and saves Cloudsdale, a power surge will kill Scootaloo. Rainbow [[TakeAThirdOption Takes a Third Option]] and decides to save them both]].
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler: At the end of the story, Brainiac is [[TakenForGranite petrified]] by the Elements of Harmony, and Rainbow Dash puts him in storage in the Fortress of Solitude for safe keeping.]]
* SecretKeeper:
** Celestia, the Mane Six, and Firefly become this for Rainbow Dash.
** [[spoiler: Thunderlane figures out who she is during her fight with Brainiac.]]
** She and Batpony become this for each other in one of the side stories, when he deduces her identity, and she uses her XRayVision to see that he's really [[spoiler: the real Prince Blueblood.]]
* SequelHook: It ends with two. First, there's the fact that [[spoiler: Silversmith is still free, and has samples of Supermare's DNA to experiment on]]. More importantly, the last scene shows [[spoiler: Darkseid opening a boomtube to Equestria, setting the stage for the main ''Justice League of Equestria'' story.]]
* ShoutOut:
** The spells on Rainbow Dash's suit (and Diana's disguise during the tournament) are described as magical [[Series/DoctorWho Perception Filters]].
** Brainiac's VillainousBreakdown shares a line with [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 Harbinger]]
** The first side story is one long shout out to CalvinAndHobbes, with Rainbow pretending to be a superhero and trying to vanquish her enemy "Mom Lady".
** One of Honeysuckle's comics is [[CaptainAmerica Captain Equestria]].
** The side story where Maxima shows up is partly based on her first appearance in the DCAU, complete with {{Lobo}} crashing her throne room at the end.
* ShutUpHannibal: During Rainbow Dash's rematch with Zod, he rants on how she'll kneel before him, complete with PunctuatedPounding. Her response?
-->(''blocks blow'') "Iíll only kneel to two ponies. And youíre not one of them!" (''throws Zod through a wall'')
** In the second arc, there's her refusal to submit to Brainiac's SadisticChoice and letting him break her, instead saving [[spoiler: Scootaloo]] and rushing off to [[spoiler: stop the bomb in Cloudsdale]].
-->"Welcome to Equestria, Brainiac."
* SmugSmiler: Silversmith. Rainbow Dash is disturbed by it.
* SneezeOfDoom: In [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/56362/4/the-adventures-of-supermare-side-stories-to-mare-of-steel/oops one of the side stories]], Rainbow Dash's super-breath causes her to freeze a butterfly that had refused to shift from her nose, and then Fluttershy after she takes the butterfly to her. [[HarmlessFreezing Both are unharmed]] by the end. The first sneeze also strips several apple trees of apples and leaves.
* SoProudOfYou: Firefly feels this way about Rainbow being a superhero.
* StealthHiBye: Batpony (the local {{Batman}} {{expy}}) does this several times to Rainbow Dash in their multipart side story crossover.
* StrawmanHasAPoint: In-universe; during her interrogation, Rainbow admits that she would be a big threat if she ever went rogue, and even admits that some things that Silversmith was saying seemed true enough (on the surface)
* SufficientlyAdvancedAliens: In this continuity, Krypton was advanced enough in magic that Jor-El taught his PerceptionFilter spell to Athena, a ''frickin' goddess''.
* {{Superdickery}}: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]]; After becoming Supermare, Rainbow begins to contemplate if performing pranks while dressed up as Supermare is a bad thing. Trixie returns and threatens to destroy Ponyville with an Ursa Major before Rainbow can make up her mind.
* TakeThat: The entire Red and Blue clone side story is one to the ''Superman: Red & Blue'' storyline.
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: In the final battle of the first arc, Zod overloads his magic in an attempt to blow up both Rainbow Dash and Canterlot. Rainbow flies him into the upper atmosphere before that happens, but she is badly injured in the blast]].
* ThouShallNotKill: Rainbow Dash, just like canonical Superman. [[spoiler: She get ''very'' close to breaking that rule when Brainiac seemingly kills Firefly]].
* TimeSkip:
** The narrative completely skips over Rainbow Dash training her powers at the Fortress of Solitude. The second side story does, however show her practicing using her freeze-breath during this period.
** The second arc skips ahead an unspecified amount of time after the end of the first.
** The epilogue takes place a week after the climax of the second arc.
* TimeTravel: Jor-El looked throughout time and space in search of a proper place to send Rainbow Dash, and chose modern-day Equestria, sending her there despite living a thousand years earlier.
* TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening: Rainbow Dash suffering from Kyptonite poisoning is what unlocks her superpowers.
* UnwittingPawn:
** Flim and Flam to Zod.
** Steel Wing to Brainiac, who actually refers to him as a pawn at one point.
* UnstoppableRage: Rainbow Dash [[spoiler: after Brainiac nearly kills Firefly. She delivers a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown and is just about to ''kill'' him before Thunderlane can talk her down]].
* VillainousBreakdown:
** Trixie suffers a minor one after Rainbow declares she's "not worth it".
** Steel Wing has a more pronounced one when he is arrested by Princess Luna.
** Zod loses it when Rainbow Dash starts to beat him in their rematch, leading to him [[spoiler: [[TakingYouWithMe deciding to blow them both, and Canterlot, to kingdom come]].]]
** It's much less noticeable, but after Rainbow Dash finds a way to defeat his SadisticChoice, Brainiac gets ''[[NotSoStoic angry]]'', and decides that instead of preserving her in his collection, he'll just kill her.
* VillainExitStageLeft: After Rainbow Dash manages to break his sword (the one thing giving him an edge on her), Deathstroke hides from view with a smoke bomb and flees.
* VillainousRescue: A variation: Luna's rescue of Rainbow Dash/Supermare [[spoiler: was orchestrated by Brainiac to get Supermare out into the open again and get rid of Steel Wing]].
* VillainTeamUp: Silversmith and Brainiac in the second arc. Also technically Steel Wing, but he's quickly reduced to UnwittingPawn.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Silversmith, who's gone to great lengths to ensure that this image is maintained.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Silversmith and Steel Wing style themselves as this. The latter is a paranoid KnightTemplar, the former is a CorruptCorporateExecutive.
* WhamLine:
** "Kneel."
** [[spoiler: "Would your mother have wanted this, Rainbow Dash?"]]
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: After defeating her in their first fight, Zod lets Rainbow Dash live (albeit slowly being killed by a Kryptonite necklace) so that she can watch his EvilPlan to [[spoiler: assassinate Celestia]] succeed. After she escapes and prevents this, he admits it was a mistake and decides to kill her.
* TheWorfEffect:
** During their first fight, General Zod curbstomps Rainbow Dash. During their rematch, she admits she was [[WorfHadTheFlu holding back]], and starts matching him punch for punch.
** She doesn't do to well in her first match with Brainiac, either.
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: Rainbow Dash gives one during her final battle with Zod, just before he [[spoiler: explodes.]]
* XanatosGambit: Zod sends the Flim-Flam brothers to attack Ponyville in order to "test the waters" -- if they succeeded, he would have had an unstoppable weapon at his disposal, and if they failed, he'd get a look at what he's up against.
* XanatosSpeedChess: Brainiac is constantly updating and modifying his plan, especially when he deems Steel Wing more trouble than he's worth and choosing to ally with Silversmith instead.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Brainiac wipes Steel Wing's memory after the general is arrested by Luna's guards for treason]].
* YourCostumeNeedsWork: Twice; when dealing with Silversmith's mooks in Manehattan, one of them says that Rainbow is too short to be Supermare, and that the colors on her costume are wrong. Later, in the crossover side story with Batpony, another thug says that she's too thin and her mane is the wrong color.

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!! ''The Princess of Themyscira'' provides examples of:
* [[ActionGirl Action Mare]]: Diana.
* {{Adorkable}}: Twilight's reaction to meeting Diana. Apparently Cadence told her all about their antics as foals, so Twilight's overjoyed to meet her. Soarin' has to remind Twilight to focus on the problem at hand.
* AffectionateNickname: Hippolyta has one for Diana, her "little Sun and Stars".
* AndTheAdventureContinues: After defeating Ares, Diana chooses to stay in Equestria and continue to act as its defender.
* ArtifactOfDoom: The Alicorn Amulet can, in addition to being an AmplifierArtifact, also open a portal to Tartarus and summon the creatures there.
* AStormIsComing: As part of one of the sequel hooks, Athena warns Hippolyta that Ares' plan may have [[spoiler: given Apokolips the opportunity to restart the War in Heaven]].
* BadassAdorable: Filly Diana attacking Nightmare Moon.
* BadassBoast:
** Diana's statement when facing down Ares' demonic army:
-->"Come, you spawns of hell! Come and face me, and I swear by Athena and the gods of Olympus that I shall send you back to the pit from whence you came!"
** Ares himself gets a villainous one during the climatic fight between him and Diana:
-->"Did you honestly think you could challenge me?! I am the God of War! I killed thousands during the War in Heaven! I drove Nightmare Moon from the steps of Olympus, and I broke the walls of Tartarus! Why do you not see that anything you do is pointless, Amazon?!"
* BadassNormal: Soarin' isn't a demigoddess, and he doesn't have magic at his disposal. But he fights Ares' demons alongside Diana and Twilight all the same.
* BadassPrincess: Diana. She is WonderWoman, after all.
* BigApplesauce: Soarin's side of the story starts in Manehattan, it's the first place that he visits with Diana, and it ends up being where Ares decides to unleash the demons of Tartarus.
* BigBad: [[GodOfEvil Ares]].
* BigDamnHeroes: Soarin' gets two moments. First, he saves Diana when Ares is about to kill her in their first fight, carrying her to safety. Then, at the climax, he manages to save her from being sucked into Tartarus [[spoiler: with Ares]], with her own lasso, no less.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Ares' avatar is a blonde Pegasus [[RedEyesTakeWarning with red eyes]].
* BoringButPractical: Diana takes a coil of rope into the first test during the tournament (at Athena's suggestion).
* ButtMonkey: Soarin' is at the mercy of an island's worth of Amazons that might kill him at the slightest provocation, not to mention Athena messing around in his head.
* [[CallingTheOldManOut Calling The Old Mare Out]]: Diana does a less severe version to Hippolyta, calling her out for putting her own personal preferences before the will of the gods.
* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: In chapter 2, Diana is participating in a dare to steal eggs from a phoenix nest. She hesitates, and the phoenixes chase her away and she gets several "I told you so"s from the other Amazons.
* TheCameo: Rainbow Dash as Supermare makes a brief appearance during Diana's flight in Chapter 6.
* CultureClash: Diana's upbrining as an Amazon does not mix well with Equestria's more open social norms.
* CuttingTheKnot: Diana does this literally during the second test of the tournament.
** This also ends up being how Diana defeats Ares' master plan -- [[spoiler: rather than trying to remove the Alicorn Amulet from its position or figure out how to use it, she simply destroys it with her tiara]].
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: During the Nightmare Moon Incident, Diana pounces on Nightmare Moon when she tries to kill Hippolyta. At the time, Diana is less than one year old.
* [[DoesNotLikeMen Does Not Like Colts]]: Most Amazons, but especially Phillipus; she tries to kill Soarin' on sight when Diana brings him into Themyscira, and tends to act more aggressive when there is even the slightest mention of the mortal realm.
* EarlyBirdCameo: When in Ponyville, Soarin' and Diana meet Lyra, who WordOfGod says will be ComicBook/TheFlash in the future.
* EverybodyHatesHades: Subverted. Hades shows up, but outright refuses to aid Ares in his plans, not even when offered a way to ensure he gets plenty of souls for his domain (stating that everyone ends up there eventually anyway). In fact, the only way Ares gets any support from Tartarus is that Persephone tells him about the Alicorn Amulet's abilities, because she somehow thinks she's helping her husband out. [[spoiler: As it turns out, she ''was'' helping -- she was counting on Ares failing and ending up sealed in Tartarus at Hades will, something he's been trying to get done for a long time.]]
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Ares seems honestly confused that Diana will fight for the mortal realm after being raised in a culture that hates it.
* ForeverWar: [[BigBad Ares]] hopes to start one of these. He is a WarGod, after all.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: When the portal Ares opens to Tartarus is sealed, he ends up sucked inside. And due to the rules of the Alicorn Amulet's magic, he's now bound to Hades' will, and the latter is keeping him prisoner.]]
* HowWeGotHere: The story opens with Soarin' waking up on Themyscira and being confronted by Diana, with the next couple of chapters being spent showing her backstory and how he ended up there.
* MythologyGag: Diana's backstory is the old "made of clay" backstory, with the Elements of Harmony rather than the gods bringing her to life.
** Much of the story is based on the 2009 animated ''WesternAnimation/WonderWoman'' movie. Or rather, the tvtropes page for it, as the author admits to not having seen it yet.
* MyNameIsInigoMontoya: Diana has a moment like this during her final battle with Ares.
* NiceToTheWaiter: Hades insists Ares pay the toll for crossing the River Styx even if its not necessary for gods, because Charon works too hard to be ignored.
* NoodleIncident: [[spoiler: The War in Heaven and Athena's encounter with the forces of [[{{Darkseid}} Apokolips]].]]
** Diana lists a few from hers and Cadence's childhood, such as when they accidentally set the armory on fire, and another time when Cadence ''intentionally'' set it on fire.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Both of Diana's fights with Ares are brutal.
* NotSoDifferent: [[GodOfEvil Ares]] plays this during his discussion with [[BigGood Athena]], saying that she manipulates the mortal realm just as he does.
* PalsWithJesus: Hippolyta is very good friends with Athena, Celestia and Luna, and Cadence grew up alongside Diana.
* Really700YearsOld: Diana was born/made one year before Nightmare Moon's attack, making her almost a thousand years old, yet she is physically the same age as the Mane Six.
** For that matter, Cadence was born shortly before Diana, meaning she's just as old, but again, doesn't look that much older than the Mane Six either.
* RedOniBlueOni: Hippolyta and Phillipus; the former is much calmer and willing to listen to reason (to some extent), while the latter is more impulsive and willing to resort to violence.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Officer Golden Star initially helps defend Manehattan from Ares' demonic army, but around the time Twilight shows up empowered by the Helmet of Nabu, she decides she's out of her depth and leaves the area.
* SealedEvilInACan: Ares' master plan is to unleash the army of demons created during the Olympians' war with the Titans, which were sealed away in Tartarus. [[spoiler: He succeeds, but Twilight/Nabu sends them back, and Ares himself ends up sealed with them when he's sucked into the closing portal, and is let stuck as Hades' prisoner.]]
* SequelHook: Like ''Mare of Steel'', it has two, one for its own personal sequel, and one for the main JLE fic. The former is the penultimate scene showing Ares, [[spoiler: trapped in Tartarus]], setting up a potential VillainTeamUp with Circe. The latter is the last scene, where Athena informs Hippolyta that Ares' plan has resulted in [[spoiler: widening a crack in reality that can't be fully sealed, and that Apokolips can take advantage of]].
* ShrinkingViolet: Persephone. [[spoiler: Doesn't stop her from playing Ares like a fiddle.]]
* ShutUpHannibal: During the FinalBattle, Ares derides the mortal realm and asks why Diana is bothering to defend it. She responds by saying that while she may not have originally thought much of Equestria, she's seen enough good in the ponies there to believe in them, and she'll never stop defending them.
* TheSocialDarwinist: As befitting a god of war, Ares believes in rule of the strong over the weak. Which to him means the gods ruling directly over the mortals.
* [[StealthSequel Stealth Prequel]]: Surprising enough, while this happens sideways to Mare of Steel, it turns out to be a secret origin story [[spoiler: for this world's version of DoctorFate]].
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: When Ares is being sucked into Tartarus, he tries to drag Diana in with him, but Soarin' saves her.]]
* TimeSkip: The majority of the first chapter takes place one thousand years before Luna's return; it skips to the modern era in chapter 2.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: Diana and Soarin'.
* ValuesDissonance:
** In-Universe, Amazons wear clothes, so Diana's as disturbed at the possibility of Soarin' seeing her naked as most people in the real world would be.
** Diana brings this trope up when taking her vow to uphold the laws of mortals when in their realm, bringing up how she might run into laws and customs that she feels are unjust.
* VillainousBreakdown: Ares loses it when [[spoiler: the Alicorn Amulet is destroyed and his plan is ruined.]]
* WeCanRuleTogether: Ares offers Diana the chance to rule by his side as he conquers the world. She naturally refuses.
* WeirdnessCoupon: Soarin' is initially shocked to see Diana, an Earth Pony, fly under her own power, but quickly gets used to it, admitting that with all the weird stuff he's seen in such a short period of time, it's nothing to get worked up over.
* TheWorfEffect: It's close, but Diana ultimately loses her first fight with Ares, and has to be rescued by Soarin'.
** The effect is still active during their rematch in Manehattan; while still able to fight evenly, Diana slowly gets beaten down by Ares' superior might. [[spoiler: Twilight, empowered by the Helmet of Nabu, is able to fight him more evenly.]]
* YouShallNotPass: While Diana is fighting Ares in Manehattan, Twilight and Soarin' are tasked with keeping his army of demons from reaching the city proper.

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!! ''In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night'' provides examples of:
* ArtShift: When the ring is speaking, it's printed in green.
* ButtMonkey: The ring's treated Shining like one so far.
* CassandraTruth: Cadence doesn't believe Shining when he tells her that he's been recruited by alien SpacePolice.
** ArbitrarySkepticism: This is despite Cadance having had tea with an alien superhero and being best friends with a demigoddess - which, oddly, is pointed out by ''Cadance herself'' beforehand when Shining says that he doesn't expect her to believe him.
* CompositeCharacter: Shining seems to be taking on aspects of several of the canonical human Green Lanterns (Hal Jordan's origin, John Stewart's military background, Kyle Rayner's self-doubts)
* DistressCall: Shining first outing as a Green Lantern begins when he responds to one and finds that it's a ship that's been attacked by Manhunters.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Kilowag, as per canon. Shining isn't impressed.
* DueToTheDead: Shining buries Abin Sur, saying it's the least he can do.
* NoodleIncident: Apparently, Cadence broke each of her legs at various points while being raised by the Amazons. But Diana had it worse.
* ShoutOut: Shining's first mission after completing basic training is to respond to a DistressCall from a ship designated Film/THX1138.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Yellow, for the Green Lantern rings. Shining seems to be the only one who's noted how odd this is.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Shining Armor is implied to have developed a fear of Changelings due to his experience with Chrysalis. Since Green Lanterns are explicitly chosen for their ability to "overcome great fear", this will be plot-relevant.

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!! ''A Dark Knight Over Trottingham'' provides examples of:
* DeadpanSnarker: Pennyworth, Blueblood's butler.
* TheDon: The griffon known as the Falcon controls all the crime in Trottingham.
* ForegoneConclusion: Being as it starts seven years before ''Mare of Steel'', we know it's only a matter of time before [[spoiler: Zod kidnaps and replaces Blueblood. In fact, we see what appears to be Zod orchestrating it in chapter 2]].
* HonestCorporateExecutive: Blueblood. He knows the type of pony Silversmith is, and refuses to do business with him.
* TheSnackIsMoreInteresting: Blueblood doesn't take the board meeting very seriously, focusing on solving a Rubik's Cube instead.