[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/8933/Rorschach-in-Equestria Rorschach in Equestria]], by Ex-Nihilos, is a crossover between ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' and ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''. [[CrackFic No, really]]. After seemingly being vaporized by Dr. Manhattan, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Rorschach wakes up in Equestria]] inexplicably not dead. Upon learning that he's [[YouCantGoHomeAgain not going back to Earth any time soon]], Rorschach tries to adapt to life in a SugarBowl and find a purpose in a world with little crime or corruption. Reluctantly befriending the Mane Cast (with mixed results), he's left with only Dr. Manhattan's words: "Find Peace, Rorschach" to go on.
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* AccentOnTheWrongSyllable: [[spoiler: Fake Rorschach]].
* ActionGirl: Applejack.
* AdaptationalBadass: Anyone that knows Rorschach already knows he's a badass, but this fanfic adds a few bonus points by having him live in the Everfree Forest, [[EverythingIsTryingToKillYou with its infamous local fauna to keep him company.]]
* AdaptationDistillation: Although nominally based on the graphic novel, flashbacks to [[spoiler: Grice's murder and Rorschach's "death"]] are based on the versions from TheMovie.
* AxCrazy: Equestria being a SugarBowl, Rorschach has to do something to quell his sense of justice, so he takes to fighting the local wildlife. [[spoiler:And a voice in his head begins telling him to start killing sentients.]]
* BlackComedy: Rorschach killing the local monsters and thinking about eating ponies' pets. And sometimes other ponies.
-->''"Thought so. One less thing to worry about." I say and lean back in the couch, trying my best to ignore the bunny glaring at me. [[BreadEggsMilkSquick How I wish I could eat that little monster.]]''
* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Pinkie continues to show moments of sheer absolute brilliance. She can even tell how Rorschach is feeling without having to see his face, sometimes.
* [[EvilCannotComprehendGood Cynicism Cannot Comprehend Good]]: Rorschach is convinced that on at least some level that Princess Celestia (and presumably Luna) are BigBrother tyrants who force the inhabitants of Equestria to live in harmony and scoffs at her claim that they do so voluntarily.
* DeadAllAlong: [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-zagged]]. Rorschach is obviously alive for the duration of the story, but early on, he steals and reads a book on magic from Twilight's library and discovers that in order to be sent to one universe, he had to be DeaderThanDead in his own. [[BerserkButton He does not take it well]].
* DeathSeeker: Rorschach, who's not the picture of mental health at the best of times, feels hopelessly lost in a world as [[SugarBowl peaceful]] as Equestria, and goes as far as to [[spoiler: try attacking [[PhysicalGod Princess Celestia]] in hopes that she'll kill him]].
* DefrostingIceKing: He's still Rorschach, though. Kairos even says that ultimately he can't be redeemed, [[CharacterDevelopment only made better.]]
* EccentricMentor: Rorschach becomes one of sorts to Applejack. [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Kairos,]] the immortal son of Chaos and the last Human in Equestria becomes one to Rorschach, neatly deconstructing Rorschach's dislike of the place:
-->''You rebel and lash out against the order of this world simply because there is no other conflict for you to strive against.''
** As it turns out, [[spoiler:Kairos was Celestia's mentor too. Explains why for all her fearfulness, she doesn't actually hate humans.]]
** He becomes one to '''''[[spoiler:TRIXIE,]]''''' if you can believe it.
* [[spoiler:EnemyWithout: Or EnemyWithin, it's not immediately clear.]]
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* GoodIsNotNice: Twilight is somewhat confused when Rorschach claims he's not a nice person, despite earlier that same day saving Applejack and the Cutie Mark Crusaders from a pack of Timberwolves. He spells this trope out for her when she voices said confusion.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Celestia tells Rorschach point-blank that if he acts up in Equestria, she will send him to [[ThePowerOfTheSun THE SUN.]]
* GoryDiscretionShot: We're spared seeing the exact fate of [[spoiler: The leading three Diamond Dogs]].
* GrumpyBear: Rorschach in the eyes of most Equestrians.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: Trixie gains some perspective talking to Rorschach. Her turn is completed when he begins losing his mind and [[HeartwarmingMoments she finally swallows her pride and gets help]].]]
** [[spoiler: on a somewhat larger scale, Kairos implies that he is the last of the daemons that served Tzeentch of Warhammer 40,000 and explicitly refers to himself as a daemon prince. Given the nature of Warhammer 40,000, this indicates quite a Heel Turn.]]
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Rorschach ''AND'' Celestia believe this but for different reasons and to different extents. Celestia fears them but only for [[MamaBear the safety of her subjects]]; she otherwise has no genuine dislike towards them beyond [[HumansAreWarriors their capacity for violence.]] Rorschach, of course, is a misanthrope because all his life, he's never seen proof that he shouldn't be.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Chapter 12. Not even the jerk is pleased.
* LittleNo: Rorschach's blunt response to Pinkie Pie's invitation to a party in his honor. It's enough to briefly [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E25PartyOfOne deflate her hair]].
* MartialPacifist: Celestia.
* TheMedic: Zecora.
* TheMentallyDisturbed: Rorschach. Made very clear while talking to Celestia and in later chapters.
* MercyKill: [[spoiler: Poor Daisy]].
* MoodDissonance: The scene where [[spoiler: Rorschach hides one dead and one unconscious Diamond Dog from Rarity and Applejack while holding a conversation with them]] is both tensely suspenseful and [[BlackComedy darkly humorous]].
* NeverHurtAnInnocent: Why Rorschach doesn't hurt any of the ponies. [[spoiler:[[MercyKill Cows are a different story.]]]]
* NotSoDifferent: Rorschach privately thinks this trope between himself and ''Fluttershy'' [[ShrinkingViolet of]] [[FriendToAllLivingThings all]] ponies when she's confronted by a pair of bullies. Her timidness calls to mind his own horrible childhood and prompts him to intervene, until this trope is subverted by Rainbow Dash beating him to the punch and chewing the bullies out before he can reveal himself.
-->'''Rorschach''': (narrating) It seemed Yellow Pegasus, Fluttershy, had [[TrueCompanions something]] Walter Kovacs [[LonersAreFreaks did not]].
* OddFriendship: Rorschach and Applejack, the Cutie Mark Crusaders, Zecora, Big Macintosh and [[spoiler:Trixie]].
* PowerTrio: [[TheMcCoy Applejack]], [[spoiler:[[TheKirk Trixie]]]], and [[TheSpock Twilight]].
* RavensAndCrows: [[spoiler:Fake Rorschach]]'s AnimalMotifs.
* [[spoiler:SanitySlippage]]: In later chapters.
* ScrewDestiny: [[spoiler: Doctor Manhattan, [[TheFatalist of all people]]]] does this ''completely by accident.''
* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: Rorschach's view.
** SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers: Everyone else, excluding the antagonists.
* TechnicalPacifist: Applejack.
* {{Tsundere}}: [[spoiler: Trixie]] is a non-romantic Type A towards Rorschach, addressing him as "monster" and talking down to him in one breath and solemnly listening to his advice and wisdom in another.
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Rorschach's trip to Equestria is one-way.