'''''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/16715/mia MIA]]''''' is a ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''[=/=]''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' crossover fanfic by Gravitys Rainboom. Spartans never die, they're just missing in action. This has never been more true for Jorge-052 as, after activating the slipspace drive that was supposed to kill him, he is instead flung into a strange world where war is but a distant memory. Will the aging soldier be able to adapt to this new peaceful planet? Or will his only salvation be found in finding a way back to his own chaotic universe?

As of 2014, the story is still going strong.

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* BadAss:
** Cloud Skipper and Midnight Blossom.
** The princesses, too.
** Chief Warrant Officer Jorge-052, most of all.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Pinkie Pie, as usual.
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:Jorge vs the Hydra]].
* CutenessProximity: 052 has this from time to time, noticing how adorable some of the ponies can be. He has enough self-control as to only keep it inside of his head, though.
* DeadpanSnarker: Jorge. Celestia, Twilight and Luna also seem to have a little of it.
* TheDreaded: Jorge is percived as this by the ponies (at least before they get to know him), due to [[spoiler:some ancient legends and tales from ponykind (and many other races) that always portray humans as either demons or rampaging monsters]]. Needless to say, he is not amused by this.
* FirstContact: Chapters 2 to 5 center around this.
* FishOutOfWater: Oh, boy, is Jorge one. He's in a mostly friendly location away from the Human-Covenant War, stranded technology-wise, and at odds with non-pony species because of the mythical origins of the ''native'' humans.
* FlashbackNightmare: Chapter 14, "Soldier Side".
* FriendToAllChildren: Jorge is much friendlier towards kids.
* GrumpyBear: Jorge is this, most of the time. The ponies, quite often, give him a good reason to be it.
* [[spoiler:HumansAreCthulhu: According to the mythology of most (if not all) races in Equestria.]]
* IntriguedByHumanity: Ponies either [[spoiler:run away in fear]] or stare fascinated at Jorge.
** This is especially true with Lyra, who takes it to insane levels.
* OnlySaneMan: Jorge, when it comes to most of Ponyville's population. He even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] how crazy the ponies tend to be.
* PrecisionFStrike: Some of the ponies (and Jorge) seem to have a small penchant for swearing. It doesn't gets [[ClusterFBomb too out]] [[ObligatorySwearing of hand]], though.
* PuppyLove: [[spoiler:Scootaloo and Featherweight]] show clear signs of this.
* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with Jorge. He actually finds their innocence and merriment pleasant, probably because it's a nice change from the depressing situation in which his race has been trapped for the last thirty years.
** He [[spoiler:hasn't even mentioned anything related to the war to the ponies, so far]], in part, because he doesn't want to ruin their more peaceful perception of things, as [[spoiler:killing]] is an even more touchy subject to (most) ponies than it is to humans.
* SkepticismFailure: Upon hearing that unicorns use magic, Jorge immediately dismisses the idea as impossible, much to Twilight's annoyance (as her special talent is magic), who proceeds to show him how wrong he is.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Let's see. On one side we have the inhabitants of a SugarBowl world, where [[ThePowerOfFriendship friendship]], [[ThePowerOfLove love]] and tolerance are always at the order of the day (or most of the time, at least). On the other side, we have a veteran SuperSoldier from a [[CrapsackWorld Crapsack Galaxy]], who has witnessed most of the horrors of a HopelessWar for survival, against a coalition of fanatically insane and bloodthirsty aliens. So, yeah, you can expect one of the P.O.V. to be more cynical than the others.
* StalkerWithACrush: Lyra comes off as one, [[{{Fanon}} unsurprisingly]].
* TookALevelInJerkass: Jorge's schtick in Halo Reach was being the nicest, friendliest, and most personable member of Noble Team. It's not [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold quite as obvious]] in this story, but [[ItMakesSenseInContext if you read it, you'll understand why]].
* TrappedInAnotherWorld: Jorge, much to his chagrin.
* WalkingDisasterArea: Applejack puts it best.
--> '''Applejack:''' Have you ever gone a day without wreckin’ somethin'?
* WhatTheHellHero: Applebloom gives a very good one to [[spoiler:her sister]].
--> '''Applebloom:''' [[spoiler:Jorge ain’t a monster, and he ain’t a freak! He’s mah friend, and he’s one of the nicest people ah ever met! He’d never hurt anypony. You have no idea what it must be like fer him! All alone, surrounded by ponies who just treat him like a freak. You and the stupid town are just mean tah him cuz he’s different. Yer a…yer a bully!!!]]
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