[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/34526/ponyville-goes-to-thedragons Ponyville goes to the... dragons]] is a WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic and Franchise/SpyroTheDragon crossover by the [=FimFiction=] user [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Freelancer Freelancer]].

The story starts one day in Ponyville when Twilight discovers a spell that will allow her to connect to the realm dragons originated from. Hopeful that he might be able to talk to some dragons who ''aren't'' complete and total jerks, Spike is thrilled at the thought and the two quickly set up preparations for the spell.

Things, however, quickly take a sour turn when Applejack barges in while Twilight's casting the spell, knocking her out of her concentration and accidentally causing her to smudge one of the runes. One magical explosion of energy later, she quickly finds herself now housing three unconscious dragons. One purple one, one a violet-ish black, and one bright pink.

Now left with a big problem of having to explain their situation to one of Ponykind's most feared beings, things take a hectic turn as the black dragoness is none too happy about being stranded in a land of candy colored ponies, and though the other two manage to adapt pretty well, a certain purple-maned fashionista isn't exactly ecstatic when one of her biggest fans starts to develop feelings for the new pink dragoness...

One thing's for certain, things aren't going to be [[HilarityEnsues quite the same in Equestria for a while now.]]

!! This fic contains the following tropes
* ActorAllusion: Twilight notes how odd it is that Ember's voice sounds a lot like how she sounded as a teenager. TaraStrong, Twilight's voice actor, also did Ember's voice in the games she appeared in.
* BullyHunter: Due to her upbringing, Cynder absolutely ''[[BerserkButton hates]]'' people who pick on the weak, and comes to Sweetie Belle's aid when she hears her being picked on Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon by scaring them off. [[spoiler: Ends up coming back to bite her in the tail when Rarity uses her threats towards them as an example of the dragons being dangerous to bring the Canterlot royal guards to Ponyville in an attempt to get rid of Ember.]]
* CasualDangerDialog: Despite being in the middle of a massive fight against [[spoiler: the Canterlot royal guards]], Spike and Spyro end up striking up a conversation about each others' powers without much regard to the chaos going on around them.
* CanonWelding: Despite Spyro being based off the VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro canon and Cynder also appearing alongside him, Ember never appeared in the [=LoS=] series, being a strictly classic series character. Despite this, the fic treats it as if Ember had been along with Spyro and Cynder during the events of the series. (Which actually ''is'' pretty common in [=LoS=] fics.)
* CrossOverShip: Spike and Ember. Needless to say, Twilight wasn't exactly happy about this when she found out, though she warms up a bit more to the idea when Spyro points out that Spike isn't really a baby, and actually rather close to their age. Rarity, however, [[{{Understatement}} has a much harder time accepting it...]]
* ContrivedCoincidence: A minor one happens earlier on in the fic. When Twilight is trying to make the three dragons feel more at ease, she hears one of their stomachs growl and starts to talk about Sugar Cube Corner, and all the treats it has there. This causes them to get hungry and start to drool with a hungry look on their face. Well, guess who everyone's favorite MoeBlob draconiphobic happens to walk in at that exact moment...
* EasingIntoTheAdventure: Despite the fact the fic is currently fourteen chapters long as of adding this trope, the author has stated that the main plot ''[[UpToEleven actually hasn't started yet]]'', and that he prefers to character build and let things develop at a natural pace, instead of jumping in head first.
* {{Fainting}}: Happens to Diamond Tiara when she answers the door to the school and Cynder's there. After her past experience with her and never really feeling fear of retribution before, she passes out the second Cynder snarls at her. Noticeably, Cheerilee is the only one in the class who worries about her when it happened.
* GreenEyedMonster: Rarity, when she finds out Spike is no longer interested in her having developed a relationship with Ember. She ''[[FreakOut explodes]]'' when she finds out about it, to the point she has to be held down by Applejack until she calms down. Even after that, she still hates Embers guts for a good portion of the fic, [[spoiler: to the point of calling the Canterlot royal guards in an attempt to get rid of her.]]
* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: Applejack says something along the lines like this to Rarity, when she has to hold her down due to her flipping out over Spike starting to date Ember, saying that she knew Spike liked her yet didn't do anything about when she had the chance, and it would be unfair to try and break them up because she can't have him now. She also tells her if she dares lay a hoof on Ember, she'll ''prefer'' being sent to the moon compared to what she'll do to her... [[spoiler: Of course, Applejack [[ExactWords never said anything about the Canterlot royal guards laying a hoof on her though...]]]]
* LoveTriangle: One ends up developing between Spike, Ember, and Rarity, though Ember is completely unaware of it, and Spike only slightly notices that Rarity is somewhat hostile towards Ember. Basically, Ember ends up blurting out that she thinks Spike is cute without thinking. After talking about it, Spike wonders if it's better idea to start a relationship with instead of the mare he's been drooling over all this time. Admitting that he does really like Ember and that his advances towards Rarity haven't gone any further beyond her treating him like a little brother, he decides it best to go with Ember. However, the main reason Rarity treated him like that was because she honestly he ''was'' a baby and it was nothing more than a child-ish crush. When she hears AJ explain what Spyro said about Spike being relatively close to their age and how he started a relationship with Ember, she [[{{Understatement}} doesn't exactly take it too well...]]
* MomentKiller: When Spike and Ember return to Twilight's house after deciding to start a relationship, they start talking about how each of their worlds show affection differently. When Ember asks how his word does so, Spike responds by kissing her. Unfortunately, all groups involved in the current situation return at that exact moment. Needless to say, Twilight [[{{Understatement}} wasn't happy to see her baby brother/son figure kissing a female dragon...]]
* MoralityPet: Pretty much ''everyone'' is shocked when they find the Cutie Mark Crusaders slowly becoming this for Cynder.
* [[MySisterIsOffLimits My Little Brother/Son Figure Is Off Limits]]: How Twi initially feels about Spike and Ember's relationship. She warms up to it though once Spyro points out that Spike actually ''isn't'' a baby dragon, and actually finds the idea of being able to study a dragon relationship interesting. (Rarity has a ''[[{{Understatement}} MUCH]]'' harder time accepting it though...)
* ObviousCrossoverMethod: Like most [=FiM=] cross-over fics, this one starts with Twilight screwing up a spell and teleporting the cross-over characters to her world. In a twist though, the spell ''was'' being performed correctly, but what happened was that Applejack ended up startling Twilight just as she was in the middle of casting the spell, causing her to jump and smudge one of the runes used in the spell. (A fact that AJ feels really guilty about.)
* PetTheDog: Cynder does this several times to the Cutie Mark Crusaders. From saving to Sweetie from Diamond Tiara to letting Apple Bloom ride on her back when she was tired. Even ''she'' is surprised by how well she treats them.
* PlotRelevantAgeUp: An... ''odd'' example. Though Spike's physical appearance doesn't change in the slightest to how he is in Canon, Spyro points out that Spike actually isn't a baby dragon, but actually only a bit younger than him, Cynder, and Ember.
* PoorCommunicationKills: Fluttershy ends up walking into Twilight's home just as Twilight is telling the dragons about Sugar Cube Corner, making them hungry and start to drool. Naturally, being terrified of dragons, Fluttershy interprets this the wrong way and assumes that they intend to eat ''them'', and runs out screaming how the dragons were about to eat her friends and sends the town into a panic. Though things eventually calm down, it's not until after Big Mac and Cynder get into a fight (and [[ArsonMurderAndJayWalking knocks Twilight's door off the hinges]]) do things finally calm down.
* PowerCreepPowerSeep: Despite the fact that Spyro and Cynder are in the peak of their power in the fic, [[spoiler: Shining Armor and the Canterlot royal guards]] managed to put up quite a fight against them with [[spoiler: Shining Armor]] managing to go toe to toe with Cynder without missing a beat. According to [[WordOfGod the author]], this was because he was tired of how [[spoiler: Shining Armor and the royal guards]] tend to get [[TheWorfEffect Worf'd]] in every fic [[spoiler: they]] appear in.
** There's also Ember and Spike. Though Spike has showed to be able to put up a decent fight if he has to in canon, in this fic he's able to [[spoiler: help the other dragons pretty well against the Canterlot royal guards]], while Ember was strictly TheChick or a [[NonActionGuy Non Action Girl]] in the games she appeared in, yet is able to keep up with Spyro and Cynder during the battle without much trouble.
* RelationshipSabotage: Applejack warns Rarity to not attempt this with Spike and Ember's relationship less she have to deal with her. [[spoiler: Still doesn't stop her from giving an anonymous 'tip' to the Canterlot Royal Guards about dragons being in Ponyville...]]
* RunningGag: Twilight's poor tree home/library can't stay in good shape for more than a few seconds. Over the course of the fic, it's been completely wrecked by a spell gone wrong, multiple fights have broken out in that have knocked everything over more than once, had it's front door knocked off it's hinges repeatedly, and ''completely decimated'' by Cynder's tornado attack. Needless to say, this gets repeatedly [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] over the course of the fic.
* TeachMeHowToFight: Spike asks this of Spyro [[spoiler: after the incident with the royal guards.]] Obviously, Twi wasn't happy about the idea. The only reason she allowed it was because she was too tired from getting no sleep the previous night. Had it not been for that, the narrative stats she 'would have given a list of arguments that would have made Equestria's best lawyer look like a complete joke'.
* ThereWasADoor: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. Multiple characters ''do'' still use Twi's front door during dramatic scenes... They just have a nasty habit of [[RunningGag knocking it of it's hinges]] while doing so.
* UseYourHead: Spyro attempts to teach Spike how to properly do this for when he gets horns. When Twilight sees her surrogate little brother/son slamming his head against a wall though, she isn't exactly ecstatic about it.
* {{Xenafication}}: Despite the fact that she still manages to keep her cheeky, carefree attitude, Ember is a lot more competent when it comes to fighting in this fic than in canon where she mostly a Spyro {{FanGirl}} NPC (a trait which is also notably toned down a lot thanks to [[OfficialCouple Cynder]] being in the fic and developing a relationship with Spike) who offers occasional FetchQuest, able to fend off quite a few [[spoiler: Canterlot royal guards]] without needing much assistance. Should be noted though that most of the fic's readers [[TropesAreTools actually find it rather refreshing change to how]] Ember's usually a DamselInDistress or a massive victim of RonTheDeathEater in most of the fics she appears in. ([[BreadEggsBreadedEggs Or both.]])