[[caption-width-right:350:''[[ThemeTune We'll make it through all the worst together / And come out better than ever!]]'']]

The ''Pony POV Series'' is an in-progress ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfiction series written by alexwarlorn (with work put in by lz0291 (including the Shining Armor Arc) and [=Kendell2=] also wrote a few scenes and many of the songs before joining lz0291 as a co-writer for the Shining Armor Arc), as well as several stories written by others in the same universe. They can be read [[http://alexwarlorn.deviantart.com/gallery/32745467 here]] (first volume, Discorded Ponies) and [[http://alexwarlorn.deviantart.com/gallery/32848832 here]] (in-progress second volume, Reharmonized Ponies). You can download an e-book compliation of the Reharmonized Ponies stories to date in [[http://www.mediafire.com/?n2p5zigfds1jzgb epub]] or [[http://www.mediafire.com/?1y996dxnwfphk6r fb2]] format. They also can be read at Website/FimfictionDotNet: [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/32519/Pony-POV-Series-Season-Zero%3A-Discorded-Ponies Discorded Ponies,]] [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/32711/Pony-POV-Series-Season-One%3A-Reharmonization Reharmonization,]] [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/35205/Pony-POV-Series-Season-Two%3A-Pearls Pearls,]] [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/38466/-Pony-POV-Series-Season-Three%3A-Butterflies Butterflies,]] [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/44200/-Pony-POV-Series-Season-Four%3A-Generation-Transitions-%26amp%3B-Origins Origins,]] [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/46542/Pony-POV-Series-Season-Five%3A-Mind-Games Mind Games,]] [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/50139/Pony-POV-Series-Season-Six%3A-Dark-World-Shining-Armor- Dark World/Shining Armor,]] [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/95189/pony-pov-series-season-65-75-side-story-seven-dreams-nightmares 7 Dreams/Nightmares,]] [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/173947/pony-pov-series-season-seven-not-the-wedding-you-remember Not The Wedding You Remember,]] and [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/223015/pony-pov-series-season-8-finale The Finale uploading in progress.]]

The series is divided into two parts:

* Discorded Ponies Series: A series of fics showing the characters being corrupted by [[ManipulativeBastard Discord]] from their perspective (including Trixie, who was never corrupted in the series). NightmareFuel abounds in all of these, ''especially'' the AlternateEnding "Epilogue", which takes place in a ''horrible'' BadFuture ruled by Discord.
** Dark World Series: A returning to the BadFuture to see if the cast can finally [[EarnYourHappyEnding Earn Their Happy Ending.]] Eventually declared the SequelSeries to Discorded Ponies instead of an Arc.
* Reharmonized Ponies Series: A sequel series of all original works that follow the canon version of events. Unlike the original, these have a running storyline detailing the ponies' recovery, [[spoiler:TheReveal that Trixie is a second Element Of Magic, and Discord's eventual return for round two]], once more in a series of POV stories, though some break that formula. While much happier, NightmareFuel still abounds.

The Reharmonized Ponies Series itself has some sub-arcs:
* Princess [[spoiler:Gaia]] Arc: A continuation of the Reharmonized series, this one [[spoiler:[[BreakTheCutie completely breaks Fluttershy]] where Discord couldn't, and in more ways than one.]]
* The "Butterfly" Side Stories: The aftermath of the previous Arc and [[spoiler: Applejack breaking the series away from canon]], as told from the POV of several Ponies and non-Ponies around Ponyville.
* "Origins": A series of stories explaining the origins of Celestia, Discord, Luna, [[spoiler:and the end of the G3 World leading to the birth of the G4 one]]. Gets ''[[DarkerAndEdgier really]]'' dark.
* "Mind Games": Things are coming to a head as [[spoiler: Diamond Tiara gets closer and closer to freeing Discord]]. Darkness rises, and chaos might just have the last laugh...
* Shining Armor Arc: Shining Armor's backstory and explaining where he's been during the rest of the series.
* Wedding Arc: Included due to a poll result. The premise starts the same as the show canon, but things quickly spiral out of control, from the efforts of a ''[[DarkerAndEdgier much]]'' [[KnightOfCerebus more dangerous]] Queen Chrysalis.
* Finale: The eighth and apparently final arc of the main series. This in turn is divided into several sub arcs:
** [[spoiler:Nightmare Ponyville Arc]]: Featuring Rainbow Dash trying to uncover the mysteries of an altered Ponyville she finds herself in.
** The Rumors Arc: The CMC (and [[spoiler:[[SixthRanger Button Mash]]]] have to find a way to undo [[spoiler:[[RewritingReality Discord's endgame]] and]] the rumors he used to cause it.
** The Last Battle Arc: It's time for a final confrontation with Discord.

There's also the ''Gaiden: 7 Dreams/Nightmares'' collection of stories, wherein Princess Luna, Twilight Sparkle, and Pinkie Pie read the journal entries of the seven main G2 ponies, covering [[spoiler: the G2 world's change into G3, the CosmicRetcon of G3, and the collapse of G2 society in the altered timeline]] through their eyes. Gets pretty dark, but each story tends to lean towards EarnYourHappyEnding territory.

All are rather deep, psychological stories with a DarkerAndEdgier take on the canon events. Discord is far more sinister and evil, his actions have left [[MindRape deep psychological scars]] on everypony, and there aren't any quick fixes to the damage inflicted.

What separates this fic from many of the legions of fanfictions out there is just how HUMONGOUS the fic has become. The author regularly tries to create new chapters at a normal rate so that readers aren't LeftHanging, and the fanfiction as written by him is already over 100 chapters long. And not just short chapters. Average word length can be well over 4000 words in places. In addition, the fic has a core of loyal fans who are dedicated not just to creating new original material (as seen below), but for helping contribute to the core material such as the Dreams/Nightmares section mentioned above. Put together, it's quite the story with Continuity, and top notch writing standards from its many editors and creators.

A group of fans has started a project to make [[http://www.youtube.com/user/LouisBadalament/videos?view=1 an audio version of the entire series]], with a German-subtitled translation following [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1y5xNOHh98 right here]].

[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCJNGKjvLJA Another]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJHBlnAx4Z8 live]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x29WgVHB5Mc reading]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omfRGSLMttI has]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti4xxEnhVpg also]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XG65kHlrxyg started]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIoyPXwcuqU by]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIoyPXwcuqU a]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3dWGuTGsvo different]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDVMYlHyga8 person]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SOXZfWt-48 and]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtA_9cRspaU has]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4STQEy7MvE made]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=delU76pb7BY it]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrpf_1bAzIA to]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooWskrqHZLs the]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SC-8NAFRsV0 New]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-GLtvaEuWY Family]] Reharmonizing chapter.

There are also stories by other authors that have been declared in the universe by WordOfGod:
[[folder:Click Here for Loose Canon Recursives]]
* [[http://fav.me/d4d4xgw Discorded Ponies - [=Hater Sketch=]]]: One of the oldest pieces of RecursiveFanfiction revolving around a pony named Scribble Sketch and how Discord tortured them.
* [[http://dragon-of-twilght.deviantart.com/art/Butterflies-Coffee-Swirl-283741181 Butterflies: Coffee Swirl]] ([[http://dragon-of-twilght.deviantart.com/art/Butterflies-Coffee-Swirl-2-284405902 part 2]], [[http://dragon-of-twilght.deviantart.com/art/Butterflies-Coffee-Swirl-3-286100101 part 3]], [[http://dragon-of-twilght.deviantart.com/art/Coffee-Swirl-Finale-295692113 finale]]), what repeated attacks by {{Mad God}}s look like through the eyes of an average, ordinary pony.
* [[http://kendell2.deviantart.com/art/Pony-POV-Series-Butterflies-Ditzy-Doo-Pt-1-287162374 Butterflies: Ditzy Doo]], an alternate portrayal, not to be confused with the unrelated Butterflies: Coffee Swirl. [[http://kendell2.deviantart.com/art/Pony-POV-Series-Butterlies-Ditzy-Doo-Part-2-351738527 Part 2]] posted after a long hiatus, Parts [[http://kendell2.deviantart.com/art/Pony-POV-Series-Butterflies-Ditzy-Doo-Part-3-355713491 3]], [[http://kendell2.deviantart.com/art/Pony-POV-Series-Ditzy-Doo-Part-4-360474718 4]], and [[http://kendell2.deviantart.com/art/Pony-POV-Series-Butterflies-Ditzy-Doo-Part-5-360476886 5]] posted soon after.
* [[http://kendell2.deviantart.com/art/Pony-POV-Series-Sound-394643917 Pony POV Series: Sound]]: The story of how Discord tortured Octavia, and her recovery.
* [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/34308/s1lenc3 S1lenc3]]: Tells the story of how Vinyl Scratch AKA, DJ PON-3 got tortured by Discord and ultimately her recovery.
* [[http://kendell2.deviantart.com/art/Pony-POV-Series-Celestia-The-Third-Alicorn-298873027 Pony POV Series: Celestia: The Third Alicorn]], explaining how Princess Cadence fits into the POV Universe.
* [[http://fav.me/d4kjgjf Discorded Ponies: Celestia: Not Loved]]: A short story depicting Celestia's Discording.
** [[http://kendell2.deviantart.com/art/Reharmonized-Ponies-Celestia-Feared-AND-Loved-384167176 Reharmonized Ponies: Celestia: Feared AND Loved]]: Celestia's recovery from her Discording, with help from the Interviewers, and indirectly from Twilight's friendship reports.
** [[http://kendell2.deviantart.com/art/Reharmonized-Ponies-Celestia-Feared-AND-Loved-2-386345548 Part 2]]: Celestia meets with [[spoiler:Queen Tiamat]] to get advice in her recovery and attends the Gaia Festival with Twilight.
* [[http://acalanthide.deviantart.com/art/Pony-POV-Teacher-With-a-Green-Thumb-315122263 Teacher With A Green Thumb]], tells the story of Cheerilee's Discording and encounter with Princess [[spoiler:Gaia]]
* [[http://ardashir.deviantart.com/art/Pony-POV-Cheerilee-and-Berry-Punch-316380764 Pony POV: Cheerilee and Berry Punch]] is the direct sequel to [[http://acalanthide.deviantart.com/art/Pony-POV-Teacher-With-a-Green-Thumb-315122263 Teacher With A Green Thumb]], telling the story of Cheerilie's reconciling with her sister, Berry Punch.
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7850381/1/Pony_POV_Discorded_Ponies_Side_Story Discorded Ponies Side Story]], one portrayal of Ditzy Doo's Discording and Reharmonizing
* [[http://richforce.deviantart.com/art/Civic-Duty-318425410 Civic Duty]], a story telling about Mayor Mare overcoming her demons.
* [[http://itsfrompeople.deviantart.com/art/Prince-Blueblood-Reach-For-The-Stars-Part-1-349175166 Prince Blueblood:]] [[http://itsfrompeople.deviantart.com/art/Prince-Blueblood-Reach-For-The-Stars-Part-2-349175848 Reach For The Stars]]: A reharmonizing tale about Prince Blueblood not only recovering from his Discording, but from his own faults as well.
* ''[[http://sherlock-holmes18.deviantart.com/art/Pony-POV-Peachy-Pie-315496975 Pony POV Series: Peachy Pie]]'': A short story about a filly in Ponyville hurt by Discord and how her recovery presented in a child-like mindset.
** ''[[http://sherlock-holmes18.deviantart.com/art/Pony-POV-Sunny-Daze-319034843 Pony POV Series: Sunny Daze]]'': A sequel to the above from the POV of Peachy's best friend Sunny Daze (no relation to Sunny DAYS [[spoiler:Celestia's alter ego]]).
** ''[[http://sherlock-holmes18.deviantart.com/art/Pony-POV-Shady-Daze-356426170 Pony POV Series: Shady Daze]]'': Third installament to the above two involving Sunny Daze's big brother Shady Daze (no relation to Shady... probably).
* The Doctor Whooves [[BlatantLies Trilogy]], consisting of the following chapters:
** [[http://oraclemask.deviantart.com/art/Discorded-Ponies-Doctor-Whooves-352245810 The Doctor Is Out]]: The story covering how the Doctor was Discorded.
** [[http://oraclemask.deviantart.com/art/Reharmonized-Doctor-Whooves-My-Little-Time-Lord-353538361 My Little Time Lord]]: The Doctor's Reharmonization.
** [[http://oraclemask.deviantart.com/art/Butterflies-Doctor-Whooves-Big-Blue-Box-356498197 Big Blue Box]] and [[http://oraclemask.deviantart.com/art/Butterflies-Doctor-Whooves-Big-Blue-Box-Pt-2-357666051 Big Blue Box Part 2]]: The events leading up to and following Doctor's encounter with Princess Gaia.
** [[http://oraclemask.deviantart.com/art/Dark-World-Doctor-Whooves-The-Turn-of-the-World-363804621?q=gallery%3Aoraclemask%2F41963296&qo=0 The Turn of the World]]: The Dark World version of the Doctor fights to reclaim his mind and soul from the Valeyard.
*** [[http://oraclemask.deviantart.com/art/Dark-World-Whooves-The-Weight-of-the-Universe-418060760 The Weight of the Universe]]: The Doctor's mental battle with the Valeyard continues, with help from the souls of Sparkler and the Master.
*** [[http://fav.me/d7204kd Time Lord Victorious]]: Following [[spoiler: Nightmare Eclipse's defeat]], The Master sets in motion a plot to come BackFromTheDead.
** [[http://oraclemask.deviantart.com/art/POV-Doctor-Whooves-Lucky-Rose-378322408 Lucky Rose]]: The Doctor relates the story of how he met his companion Roseluck...in the far future of Equestria's universe.
** [[http://oraclemask.deviantart.com/art/POV-Doctor-Whooves-Crazy-Paving-385520428 Crazy Paving]]: Several of the Doctor's adventures with Rosy... and the sad tale of what happened to her.
** [[http://oraclemask.deviantart.com/art/Pony-POV-Series-Penumbra-410780012 Penumbra]], [[http://fav.me/d6v0yxw Penumbra II]]: The Doctor takes the Flutters on a trip to the past to investigate the origins of Sunnytown ([[LooseCanon not necessarily in canon with the rest]])
* [[http://kendell2.deviantart.com/art/Pony-POV-Series-Carrot-Top-Green-And-Mean-397305585 Pony POV Series: Carrot Top - Mean and Green]]: The story of Carrot Top's Discording and Reharmonization.
* [[http://itsfrompeople.deviantart.com/art/The-Valeyard-Lost-souls-Part-1-363667854?q=gallery%3Aitsfrompeople&qo=1 The Valeyard:]] [[http://itsfrompeople.deviantart.com/art/The-Valeyard-Lost-souls-Part-2-363668671?q=gallery%3Aitsfrompeople&qo=0 Lost Souls]]: A story of [[BadFuture Dark World]], following the Valeyard as he [[spoiler: is condemned to Pony Hell, and takes a surprising journey with an unexpected companion]].
* [[http://fav.me/d67b1zk Pony POV Series: A Day At the Circus]]: A simple SliceOfLife story about the ponies attending a circus that comes to Ponyville.
* [[http://fav.me/d5ix590 Patch: Afterlife Aftermath]]: An epilogue to Patch's Gaiden story [[spoiler:revolving around her entering Pony Heaven and who she meets on the way.]]
* [[http://fav.me/d685qt3 Pony POV Series Gaiden: Starlight Epilogue]]: An epilogue to Starlight's Gaiden story [[spoiler:revolving around her reunion with Ms. Hackney in the afterlife.]]
* [[http://kendell2.deviantart.com/art/Pony-POV-Series-Fluttershy-s-Bright-Eyed-Hobby-377295176 Pony POV Series: Fluttershy's Bright Eyed Hobby]]: A micro story showing just what Fluttershy inherited from her past life Bright Eyes.
* ''[[http://fav.me/d6ic0vn 7 Dreams/Nightmares Side Story: Gusty]]''- A side story for 7 Dreams/Nightmares Gaiden centering around G1 Gusty's point of view of the meeting with the G2 Mane Seven.
* [[http://kendell2.deviantart.com/gallery/44867770 Dark World]] [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/118552/pony-pov-series-dark-world-drabbles Drabbles]]: A series of stories taking place in the Dark World timeline that 'reads between the lines' and depicts what the main series didn't, either due to space or because it focused on the mane cast. The first three take place ''during'' it (Twilight's actions directly after her HeelFaceTurn, ADayInTheLimeLight chapter dealing with the Apple Pie clan, and [[spoiler:Discord reconciling with his mortal sister Shady II]], but WordOfGod has stated future chapters will be a SequelSeries taking place after [[spoiler:the defeat of Nightmare Eclipse]].
* ''[[http://fav.me/d6m1x41 Adventures in Foalsitting]]'': A short story recounting Cadence's early days as Twilight's foalsitter.
** ''[[http://lz0291.deviantart.com/art/MLP-Pony-POV-Recursive-Adventures-in-Sightseeing-402607546 Adventures in Sightseeing]]'': Cadence recalls some more memorable moments from Twilight's childhood.
** ''[[http://lz0291.deviantart.com/art/MLP-Pony-POV-Recursive-Adventures-in-Camping-405139439 Adventures in Camping]]'': Cadence, Shining, and Twilight go on a camping trip.
* ''[[http://fav.me/d6tw9f0 Seven Dreams on Nightmare Night]]'': The first part of a mini-arc that may or may not be continued. The spirits of the G2 Mane Seven are allowed to return for one night, and decide to visit their descendants in Ponyville.
* ''[[http://kendell2.deviantart.com/art/Pony-POV-Series-Reharmonized-Ponies-Rainbowshine-416169543 Rainbowshine: Rainbow Factory]]'': A weather factory employee recalls the hell Discord put her and her best friend through.
* ''[[http://ardashir.deviantart.com/art/Pony-POV-Series-Aloe-and-Lotus-Joined-at-the-Hip-431234377 Aloe and Lotus: Joined at the Hip]]'': Aloe and Lotus tell the Interviewers about their Discording, and undergo their Reharmonizing.
* ''[[http://fav.me/d8iby9f Cloudkicker: Rough Day]]'': Cloudkicker has a rough day after Hurricane Fluttershy. Thankfully she has a little sister to return to.
* ''[[http://kendell2.deviantart.com/art/Pony-POV-Series-Sharing-Love-576861532 Sharing]] [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/307722/pony-pov-series-sharing-love Love]] Lovestruck the unicorn has a special talent for helping beings find their love including her own. But with the events of the Finale arc on upon her, Love itself gives her the opportunity to become something more.

These stories are LooseCanon and it's up to the reader rather or not to consider them canon.

Several RecursiveFanfiction stories have been written in alternate universes as well. As such they are not canon to the main universe, but may be considered elsewhere in the same multiverse. The points of divergence vary, some in ancient past, some closer to modern day. Essentially, these are WhatIf stories.

[[folder:Click Here for AU/What-if Recursives]]
* ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeriesChaosVerse'': an alternate-universe story intended as part of TheMultiverse
** [[http://itsfrompeople.deviantart.com/art/Shady-Line-Of-Fate-300014343 Shady: Line Of Fate]]: Another alternate-universe story by the same author. Warning, big time spoilers for the Origins Arc!
* ''Fanfic/PinkiePiesFourthWallVarietyShow'': A non-canon set of side stories, revolving around the framing device of a fourth-wall breaking "variety show" starring (usually) the mane six, composed of contributions by the main author and fans in a role-playing/collaborative story style.
* [[http://dragon-of-twilght.deviantart.com/art/Seeds-of-Magic-1-350127188 Seeds of Magic]]: Another offical AlternateUniverse staring an Applejack who became the Element of Magic.
** [[http://dragon-of-twilght.deviantart.com/art/Seeds-of-Magic-2-354371326 Part 2]], dealing with Magic!Applejack's first day of school.
** [[http://dragon-of-twilght.deviantart.com/art/Seeds-of-Magic-3-4-361041653 Part 3]], dealing with Magic!Applejack and Twilight being sent to Ponyville for the Summer Sun Celebration and Nightmare Moon's arrival.
*** [[http://fav.me/d6mj99k Seeds of Knowledge]]: The story of what Twilight was doing during the Summer Sun Celebration while AJ and the others went after the Elements of Harmony.
* [[http://kyonsylar.deviantart.com/gallery/42433925 Alternate POV Series: Discord World War]] by [=KyonSylar=]: Another official AlternateUniverse: (Author Description) "Past and Future are not carved into stone, and each decision can change all the universe. Discord is in war with the world, and this time, he is not alone. The only hope for the world is that the mane six find the second holders of the elements, so that Discord can be stopped once and for all."
* ''[[http://zabuzaacolyte.deviantart.com/gallery/42441793 Rough Diamonds]]'' by Zabuzaacolyte: A shocking and bold alternate course of events for the Reharmonization Series, taking place after Rarity's Reharmonization chapter, Ponyville awakens one morning to find a huge number of foals (including Applebloom and Diamond Tiara), have been kidnapped by the Diamond Dogs. But for what possible purpose? In true Pony POV series fashion, every chapter is another shocking reveal as nothing is as it seems.
* [[http://saphroneth.deviantart.com/art/Pony-POV-series-Epilogue-alternate-Contingency-310095331 Pony POV Series]]: [[http://saphroneth.deviantart.com/art/Pony-POV-series-Epilogue-alternate-Absolution-313658648 Epilogue]] [[http://saphroneth.deviantart.com/art/Pony-POV-series-Epilogue-alternate-Determinism-320849780 Alternate]] by Saphroneth: Another official AlternateUniverse, this time to [[BadFuture Epilogue]] were Cadence decides to turn the tables on Discord by [[spoiler:turning Trixie into an Alicorn]].
* ''[[http://jawmax.deviantart.com/art/Pony-POV-Friendship-is-Oppression-part-1-372795190 Pony POV: Friendship is Oppression]]'': A look into the [[KnightTemplar Harmony Queens]] timeline, as Twilight and her friends decide the only way to preserve harmony is to enforce it.
* ''[[http://oraclemask.deviantart.com/art/Looking-Glass-Ponies-359203297 Looking Glass Ponies]]'' ([[http://fav.me/d5z3eie Part 2]], [[http://fav.me/d61s433 3]], [[http://fav.me/d67m0rs 4]], [[http://fav.me/d6idy5e 5]], and [[http://fav.me/d6r9p9y 6]]): A look into a world where the wish-granting spell cast at the end of G2 went off without the flaws [[spoiler: and an alternate G3 world was made. But can it avoid being erased as well?]]
* ''[[http://kendell2.deviantart.com/art/Pony-POV-Series-Another-End-Divergence-376572303 Pony POV Series Another End: Divergence]]'': The fight with Discord in "Return of Harmony Part 2" ends differently.

Now has its own [[Recap/PonyPOVSeries recap page]]. [[http://sedpaul.deviantart.com/gallery/43805750 A fan rereading]] [[http://sedpaul.deviantart.com/gallery/43915573 of the story]] is also in progress.
!!This series of fanfics contains examples of the following tropes:
* PonyPOVSeries/TropesAToD
* PonyPOVSeries/TropesEToH
* PonyPOVSeries/TropesIToP
* PonyPOVSeries/TropesQToZ