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''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/28239/The-Life-and-Times-of-a-Winning-Pony The Life and Times of a Winning Pony]]'' ([[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8154888/1/The_Life_and_Times_of_a_Winning_Pony also available at FF.Net]]) is a ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic by Chengar Qordath. The story tracks the life and times of Cloud Kicker, a fun-loving EthicalSlut with a tendency to have lots of random sexual encounters and end up in wild misadventures. The story weaves reasonably well into actual episode screentime, and also is unique in pointing out some of the [[Main/ThePowerOfFriendship cronyism]] inherent in Equestrian society

Side-stories and recursive fanfiction for this fic have been written by numerous authors, and these are collectively referred to as the "Winning Verse". They range from the comic tale of Pinkie Pie's attempts to make a romantically dense Rainbow Dash realize her affections, to the more serious story of Derpy Hooves running off to Ponyville after being kicked out from her family for an unplanned pregnancy. This fanon universe also splits off into a second alternate universe, usually referred to as the Dead-Derpy-Verse, where Derpy dies, leaving behind two daughters and Rainbow Dash as the god-mother. The side stories are collected [[http://www.fimfiction.net/group/758/folder/2663/1/the-winningverse here]]. The stories in the alternate universe are collected [[http://www.fimfiction.net/group/758/folder/2664/1/the-deadderpyverse here]].

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!!Tropes:
* ActionGirl: Cloud Kicker has some moments of this, thanks to her military training.
* AffectionateNickname: Cloud Kicker calls Fluttershy "Eepysqueak" as that was what she thought her name was when they first started talking.
** In the present, but before they make up, it's become a bit of a BerserkButton for Fluttershy (as much of one as it can get with Fluttershy) as it reminds her of the Flight Camp incident, which she still blames herself for.
* {{Asexuality}}: Rainbow Dash. According to Cloud Kicker, Rainbow's relationship with Pinkie is the first romance she's ever had.
** [[spoiler: In chapter 9, it is revealed that there may be a physical reason for Dash's lack of sexual activity.]]
*** [[spoiler: To be fair, it's not clear whether it has to do with the physical damage, or an acquired fear of anyone messing around down there.]]
** It's made blatantly clear through Dash's narration in ''[[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming The Incredibly [Adjective] [Noun] of Rainbow Dash]]'' stories that she's a complete dunce when it comes to anything related to physical intimacy. Early in the latter, she's reasonably sure Cloud Kicker's reference to "pie" is an innuendo, but doesn't care.
* BadlyBatteredBabysitter: Cloud Kicker winds up becoming one after somehow ending up in charge of Dinky, Alula, and the Cutie Mark Crusaders.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Applejack and Rarity, to the point that arguing and foreplay are virtually indistinguishable.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Blossomforth is usually a pretty nice pony, but she can very fearsome when properly riled.
* BlackSheep: Cloud Kicker feels like one to her family for dropping out military school and not carrying on the family tradition.
* BloodFromTheMouth: Played seriously [[spoiler: when Cloud Kicker gets her ribs broken]].
* BreakoutCharacter: The author wrote a previous fan fiction, ''The Incredibly Dense Mind of Rainbow Dash''. WordOfGod: 'Somehow, Cloud Kicker and Blossomforth really managed to steal the show in terms of what I enjoyed writing. To heck with [=RainbowPie=], Cloud Kicker/Blossomforth is my new OTP. In fact, I will e-mail cupcakes to the first person who writes a good Cloud Kicker/Blossomforth story. Pinkie Promise.' Note that [[PortmanteauCoupleName RainbowPie]] was the actual primary ship being built in the fic.
* BrokenPedestal: Seeing [[spoiler: Derpy]] physically lash out in anger is enough to severely shake Sparkler's faith in her.
* BullyHunter: Cloud Kicker does not like bullies.
* [[CantHoldHisLiquor Can't Hold Her Liquor]]: Blossomforth is apparently a lightweight.
* CatFight: Blossomforth and Assertive!Fluttershy get into a particularly nasty one.
** The fight between Rainbow Dash and Cloud Kicker from their flight camp days is a ''brutal'' aversion. [[spoiler: The sum total of the resulting injuries included a concussion, broken face bones, a broken leg, broken ribs, a dislocated wing, an eye injury, a collapsed lung, and a GroinAttack so vicious that it ended the fight and caused serious internal injury and near fatal bleeding]].
* CatchPhrase: Cloud Kicker almost always refers to sex as "banging."
** OOCIsSeriousBusiness: When she doesn't. Non-dramatic, by the way; [[spoiler: "And then we made love"]] is the sweetest sentence in the entire fic.
* CerebusRetcon: Rainbow Dash' crashing is usually treated as a RunningGag. [[spoiler: It's not so amusing anymore when it's revealed to be happening due to an eye injury that could possibly blind her.]]
* CerebusSyndrome: While ''Life and Times'' started as a bit naughty romantic comedy, it gets more and more drama-driven by time, with some serious [[CerebusRetcon character backstories]], a complicated LoveTriangle, and the closer its story arc gets to [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 The Canterlot Wedding]].
* ClusterFBomb: Dropped by Rainbow Dash at the beginning of chapter 16, immediately followed by a ShoutOut to the page quote for this trope.
* CombatPragmatist: Cloud Kicker has been through military school. She uses a pegasi version of krav maga.
* CharacterDevelopment: Blossomforth has slowly been developing a thicker skin in response to Cloud Kicker's teasing.
* ChildhoodFriends: Cloud Kicker, Derpy Hooves, Rainbow Dash, and Fluttershy are all old friends from Flight School.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Cloud Kicker and Derpy Hooves.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Dinky is so cute and innocent that her appearances border on TastesLikeDiabetes.
* ChivalrousPervert: Cloud Kicker sees herself as such. Actual results... vary
* TheClan: The Kicker family is big and almost all of them are in the military.
* ConflictBall: Everyone gets hit with shades of this in chapter 16, from Rainbow Dash growing incredibly violent and Blossomforth uncharacteristically trying to pick a fight with Derpy, with bug insults coming from both sides. However, it appears something else is at work here.
** In later chapters, there's a growing tendency for characters to get into arguments, along with the trend for those involved to end on bad terms.
* CoolBigSis: Cloud Kicker tries to be one to her little sister, Alula.
* DeadpanSnarker: Blossomforth, when she's not being [[LuminescentBlush embarrassed]] by Cloud Kicker.
* DentedIron: It seems a life of constant crashing head-first into things is finally taking its toll on Rainbow Dash. She has a breakdown in chapter 10.
* DidTheyOrDidntThey: It's left unclear if Cloud Kicker actually banged Princess Luna or if it was just a drunken sex dream.
** The author has pointed out that even if it was a dream, it may have actually been Luna anyway, due to [[DreamWeaver dreams falling under the domain of night.]]
*** And now it has become HilariousInHindsight, with Luna's DreamWalker abilities becoming canon in season 3.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Pretty much all of the cast who know about it agree that Cloudkicker was being incredibly stupid when she [[spoiler: slept with Blossomforth behind Derpy's back.]] However, they also agree that [[spoiler: Derpy punching Cloudkicker in the face in a fit of thoroughly uncharacteristic rage]] was going way too far.
* EthicalSlut: Cloud Kicker, to the point of actually having a list of rules.
* EveryoneIsGay: All of the Mane 6 are gay, and mostly every other girl is too. In fact, only one couple is heterosexual. [[note]]It's Big Macintosh[=/=]Cheerilee, and they aren't even together yet in their story.[[/note]]
* EvilMatriarch: Nimbus Gust comes across this way.
* {{Expy}}: Cloud Kicker takes several cues from Creator/CharlieSheen, including [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming using tweaked versions of some of his more infamous quotes as chapter titles]].
* ExtremeOmnisexual: Not only does Cloud Kicker have an interest in both genders, but also claims to have been involved with just about every intelligent species in the show.
* FantasticArousal: Wingboners (a Pegasus unfurling their wings when aroused) are present.
* ForegoneConclusion: Near the end of "The Pony Who Doesn't Fit Into Their Little Box", Chrysalis gives Cloud Kicker the following offer: giving up Shadow's armor in exchange for having her and her loved ones leave Canterlot unharmed. She then leaves to go gloat about her victory of taking over Canterlot. [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 You are invited to guess what happens next.]]
* GilliganCut: Sparkler makes a Pinkie Promise that she has no romatic interest in Cloud's cousin Star Kicker. "Less than two hours later, I caught Star and Sparkler making out behind the equipment building. So much for Pinkie Promises."
* GodzillaThreshold: Anything that justifies taking Shadow's armor out of the vault.
* GoodBadGirl: Cloud Kicker.
* GroinAttack: When it is delivered by a horse, it matters not if you are male or female
** PlayedForDrama, since [[spoiler:Cloud's desperation kick on Rainbow Dash resulted in Rainbow being unable to have kids. Ever.]]
* GrumpyBear: Blossomforth can be rather grouchy times.
* GrowlingGut: Pretty much every time eating is mentioned.
* HappyEndingMassage: Rarity inadvertently sets one up for Cloud Kicker.
* HasTwoMommies: An occasional rumour in-universe surrounding Derpy's natural daughter, and a certain mare who was hanging around her at the time. While feasible in-story, it's only available 'when some very high-level and hard-to-get (not to mention expensive) unicorn magic was involved, or when the Magic of Love gets tossed into the mix. A one-night stand between two pegasi wasnít likely to include either of those factors. Not that crazy rumors have ever been deterred by a few inconvenient facts.'
** Rainbow Dash with her AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents, and her method of conception gives a shred of credibility to the rumors stated above.
* HeroicBSOD / HeroicSafeMode: In the wake of [[spoiler:discovering her mother's mangled corpse and killing the Changeling responsible]], Cloud spends the entirety of Chapter 17 in a near-catatonic, emotionless state.
* HiddenDepths: Cloud Kicker insists that she has them. [[spoiler:To be fair, she actually does.]]
* HypocriticalHumor: Cloud Kicker tells Derpy off because she made Fluttershy cry, when she overheard Derpy implying that she was going to steal Cloud Kicker from her. Once she kicks Derpy out, Cloud sleeps with Fluttershy and discusses running away to get married afterwards.
* IBangedYourMom: Cloud Kicker uses this on Sparkler to force a stalemate in parental sex squick while talking with Sparkler ... adopted daughter of Derpy.
* IDontWantToRuinOurFriendship: Presumably the reason one of Cloud Kicker's rules is that friends are off-limits for relationships.
** It's also why Cloud won't sleep with any of Rainbow Dash's friends.
-->'''Cloud Kicker''': The boss might be friends with some real hotties, but banging one of them would get real messy real fast. The boss and I have a good thing going, and Iím not gonna mess it up just for one night of meaningless sex.
* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: "You feather things up with Derpy and I'll kill you."
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Every chapter title follows the format of: "The Pony (Adapted Charlie Sheen Quote)"
* ImColdSoCold: [[spoiler: Dash]] goes into shock from blood loss after [[spoiler: almost getting disemboweled with a vicious kick]]
* InnocentInnuendo: Cloud Kicker, at a party, chats up Derpy. The conversation turns to 'eating muffins'. After being reminded of innuendo, Blossomforth figures Derpy was talking about actual baked goods. Naturally ... they spend several minutes putting together muffins. Then they clean up the leftover batter, up to when Derpy accidentally spills some. [[SubvertedTrope All of it lands on very lickable parts of herself, and nowhere else.]]
* InVinoVeritas / ButLiquorIsQuicker: Blossomforth makes a very clumsy attempt to seduce Cloud Kicker after she gets drunk.
* IThinkYouBrokeHim: Cloud Kicker has a tendency to break Blossomforth when she's teasing her.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Cloud Kicker can be a little self-centered at times.
* LadykillerInLove: Cloud Kicker in regards to Derpy. She was downright shocked when she found herself turning down two offers for three-ways.
* LethalHarmlessPowers:[[spoiler:Light refraction spells can be used to create pretty light shows, focus light for long range observation... or cut enemies into smoking chunks with ''laser beams''.]]
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Cloud Kicker and Blossomforth.
** Said word-for-word by Nurse Redheart.
* LoveTriangle: Blossomforth is Cloud Kicker's best friend hoping for a RelationshipUpgrade, Derpy is currently in a very loose relationship with Cloud Kicker.
** Though Blossomforth insists that it's a case FriendVersusLover.
* MilitaryAcademy: Cloud Kicker went to one for four years, but dropped out shortly before graduation. Specifically, [[spoiler:She ran off in the middle of the graduation ceremony.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:In [[WholeEpisodeFlashback chapter 9]], Fluttershy went to Rainbow Dash for sex advice, which resulted in RD and Cloud kicker nearly killing each other. Fluttershy breaks down crying and muttering this.]]
* MilitaryBrat: Both of Cloud Kicker's parents are in the Equestrian Royal Guard, as is most of her extended family.
* [[MySisterIsOffLimits My Brother Is Off Limits]]: Applejack tries to run Cloud Kicker off the farm when she catches her talking to Big Mac.
* NeverMyFault: Rainbow Dash's huge ego makes it impossible to apologize to Cloud Kicker for firing her in a fit of anger. She does want Cloud Kicker to come back, but she refuses to accept the job after picking apart how Rainbow just wants to make herself not look bad in front of everypony else.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Cloud Kicker unleashes one in Chapter 5.
** Back in flight school, Rainbow Dash and Cloud Kicker got into a fight over [[PoorCommunicationKills a serious misunderstanding]]. [[spoiler: Between the UnstoppableRage of one and CombatPragmatist tendencies of the other, they managed to cause each other life-threatening injuries.]]
* NoodleIncident: Something happened between Cloud Kicker and Fluttershy that destroyed their childhood friendship.
** [[spoiler:No longer hidden, as of Chapter 9. Fluttershy and Cloud Kicker became a couple in flight school. Then Fluttershy [[PoorCommunicationKills created a misunderstanding]] that started a fight between Rainbow Dash and Cloud Kicker that left both with life-threatening injuries. Then Fluttershy panicked and broke up with Cloud Kicker as she was being flown to the hospital.]]
** Also, the Lunar Rebellion. All that's really been established about it is that it happened 900 years ago, it started in Cloudsdale, and Cloud Kicker's family was one of the few pegasus families to remain loyal to Celestia.
** Though the sidestory ''The Lunar Rebellion'' is beginning to shed some light on said rebellion.
** "This rope can hold a weight of a stallion the size of Big Macintosh, suspended from the ceiling."
* NotSoStoic: Derpy usually displays almost saint-like calm and composure. Then [[spoiler: [[BerserkButton Blossomforth tries to take Cloudkicker from her.]]]]
* ObliviousToLove: Played incredibly straight by Rainbow Dash in the story's prequel. [[spoiler: Averted by Cloud Kicker; she's well aware of Blossom's interest, but [[IDontWantToRuinOurFriendship has been deliberately ignoring it]] in the hopes that Blossom would get over her crush]].
* OddFriendship: Cloud Kicker and Blossomforth have one.
* OneSteveLimit: Cloud admits at one point that name duplication has been an issue in her clan, since there are only so many names one can combine with "Kicker" that still sound good.
** The Lunar Rebellion also feature Nimbus Kicker as a character, while Cloud Kicker's mother is named Nimbus Gust.
* OrphanageOfFear: Where Sparkler, Derpy's adopted child, came from.
* PercussiveMaintenance : [[spoiler: Ever since her and CK's punch-up back in flight camp, Rainbow Dash's eye rolls back in her head every so often, and giving herself a smack is the only thing that will reset it. She nearly knocks herself insensate in chapter 10. [[DentedIron it seems to be taking it's toll...]]]]
* PoorCommunicationKills: [[spoiler:Almost literally back in flight school.]]
* [[RecursiveFanfiction Recursive]] FanArt: The page image for one. The author actually posts any FanArt of his works on his blog.
* {{Reconstruction}}: To an extent, Cloud Kicker is a reconstruction of the "Charlie" from TwoAndAHalfMen, character type. She's actually relatively nice, and clearly has rules she follows, and isn't exploiting people.
* RedOniBlueOni: Cloud Kicker is red, Blossomforth is blue.
* SexForSolace: Cloud Kicker and Blossomforth finally do the deed [[spoiler:in the wake of Cloud's mother being found dead at the hands of a Changeling Infiltrator]].
* SexIsGood: Cloud Kicker's general philosophy and how she explains her lifestyle choices.
* SexyDiscretionShot: Heavily utilized to keep the fic from entering mature territory.
* ShoutOut: Perhaps unsurprisingly given one of the author's [[Fanfic/MyLittleDenarians other works]] there are one or two references to TheDresdenFiles.
** Cloudkicker also makes reference to a spell called FanFic/BackgroundPony, which [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin makes everyone else nearby ignore you.]]
** The thing of mares' tails involuntarily twitching when they're aroused, seen when Sparkler is teased about her developing relationship with Cloud's cousin Star, is taken from FanFic/{{Xenophilia}}.
* StraightMan: Blossomforth often takes this role to Cloud Kicker.
* TapOnTheHead: Discussed - at one point Cloud Kicker finds herself in a situation where she needs to disable a pony without causing injuries and she finds her options very limited.
* TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest: Chapter 9 kinda gives us an explaintion why Cloud Kicker doesn't want to have a romantic relationship.
* TheTease: Teasing Blossomforth is practically Cloud Kicker's hobby.
* ThemeNaming: Cloud Kicker's family engages in this.
** As are the chapter titles.
* ThreatBackfire: In Chapter 16:
-->'''[[spoiler:Changeling!Nimbus Gust]]''': I suppose I should thank you, though. I admit, some of my plans did not develop entirely to my satisfaction, and the fact that you found my papers earlier than planned was unfortunate. However, Iím sure my queen will overlook such minor affairs when I present her with the corpse of one of the Element Bearers.
-->'''Rainbow Dash''': Over my dead body!
-->(''{{Beat}}'')
-->'''[[spoiler:Changeling!Nimbus Gust]]''': [[DeadpanSnarker That would be the idea in presenting your corpse, yes]].
* TranquilFury: Cloud Kicker's reaction when Derpy is insulted.
* {{Tsundere}}: Blossomforth is very much so for Cloud Kicker.
* TwinThreesomeFantasy: When Rarity arranges an apology, ''Rarity arranges an apology.'' Well, [[GoneHorriblyRight accidentally]].
* UnusualEuphemism: Cloud Kicker certainly enjoys Derpy's muffins.
* UptightLovesWild: Part of what drew Blossomforth to Cloud Kicker.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: Rarity and Applejack. Also possibly Cloud Kicker and Blossomforth.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Cloud Kicker spends a lot of time poking fun at Blossomforth, who eventually starts giving back as good as she gets. Despite that they're still best friends.
* [[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done Daughter Girl]]: Cloud Kicker seems torn between striving for her family's approval and insisting she doesn't care about it.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: Cloud Kicker and Fluttershy.
* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler:Chapter 6 has Cloud Kicker pull Blossom's crush on her out into the open during a fight that seems to have torn their friendship to pieces]].
** And then we have Chapter 9...
** At the end of Chapter 15: [[spoiler:Cloud Kicker's mother has apparently betrayed Equestria, and she intends to kill her.]]
** The next chapter then hits us with a double-whammy: [[spoiler:the traitor Nimbus Gust is actually a Changeling Infiltrator... who has already killed the ''real'' Nimbus Gust and dumped her body in a cave]].
* WhamLine: In-universe, Derpy saying "I love you too" when CK tells her she turned down not one, but two threesomes.
* [[WhatTheHellHero What the Hay Best Friend?]] / TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: [[spoiler:In Chapter 6 Blossomforth starts out by calling Cloud Kicker out on her tendency to be a bit self-centered and inconsiderate, but but before long it morphs into something nastier, and then things get worse.]]
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Cloud Kicker and Blossomforth.
** Applejack and Rarity, too. They did.
* YourCheatingHeart: When they start to get serious, Derpy starts to fear this about Cloud Kicker. She did admit to loving both of them, and she had spent most of her time with either of them instead of Derpy, after all. When Derpy expresses her concern to Cloud about her lingering feelings, Fluttershy overhears [[OcularGushers and breaks down crying]], thinking herself the reason for Derpy's stress. Cloud Kicker angrily kicks Derpy out [[HypocriticalHumor and then sleeps with Fluttershy]], making the whole thing a SelfFulfillingProphecy.


! Tropes used by the "Winningverse" side stories include:

* AndThenWhat: Used by Celestia to deliver an intellectual beatdown on Apple Tree in ''The Lunar Rebellion,'' illustrating that his positions - while valid concerns - are also immensely complex problems without the easy solutions he advocates.
* BrainwashResidue: Cheerilee is worried her feelings for Big Macintosh might be this.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''The Incredibly Dense Mind of Rainbow Dash'' was originally written as a one-shot story without any indication of starting an all-out SharedUniverse, and thus contradicts some of the [[CharacterizationMarchesOn later established backstories]]. It was afterwards rewritten to fit the current Winningverse canon, but the original version was also kept for comparison.
* ExactWords: In the Lunar Rebellion, [[spoiler: Shadow Kicker promised a Griffon Archduke that she wouldn't castrate or flay him if he revealed where the remaining pony captives were, not that she wouldn't have him hung.]]
* GrumpyBear: In her story, Raindrops is a typical example.
* HetIsEw: Apparently. There are hardly any heterosexual couples, Applejack actively guards Big Macintosh from courting mares, and since magic can help with same-sex conception, some family trees are filled entirely with females.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Since most of the side stories take place simultaneously and sometimes intersect, the POV characters are all this to each other.
* [[LikeParentLikeSpouse Like Parent, Like Fillyfriend]]: Rainbow Dash's mother Surprise and her fillyfriend Pinkie Pie are... remarkably similar. She doesn't seem to notice.
** And when she does, she freaks out at [[OedipusComplex the idea of]] [[ParentalIncest dating her mom]] until Twilight and Pinkie calm her down.
* MythologyGag: Rainbow Dash's parents are the G3 Rainbow Dash and Surprise, a G1 pony that was the inspiration for Pinkie Pie.
* NightmareFetishist: Midnight Sparkle in ''The Lunar Rebellion''. Her reaction to a unicorn lieutenant who made the mistake of [[BullyingADragon trying to pick a fight with]] [[{{Badass}} Shadow Kicker]] was to excitedly ask him if he's going to die.
* NotQuiteTheRightThing: One of the first moves of the Ephorate in ''The Lunar Rebellion'' is to assist the Earth Pony populist movement in overthrowing the upper class elite and forgiving the debt of working farmers, which Celestia had previously refused to do. Shortly thereafter, we see exactly why she thought it was a bad idea: unable to collect on the money owed to them, the banks of Manehattan almost immediately go bankrupt. The new Earth Pony government, meanwhile, proves to be as uneducated, stubborn, and shortsighted as they are idealistic, and have absolutely no idea how to handle the situation.
* PrinciplesZealot: Fair Deal, full stop.
-->'''Fair Deal''': Neigh, I say. I am not backing up, not one step, ''ever.''
* SinkOrSwimMentor: In chapter 7 of ''The Lunar Rebellion,'' Celestia purposefully refrains from interfering in a fight between her subordinates, hoping they will learn to work it out themselves. [[spoiler: It backfires disastrously, the argument escalating nearly to the point of violence rather than simmering down and continuing to erode their confidence in her leadership.]]
* {{Unperson}}: ''Damnatio memoriae'', a posthumous punishment used among pegasus clans during the era of ''The Lunar Rebellion''. A pegasus who has particularly shamed his or her clan is completely expunged from their clan's records following their death.
* UnusualEuphemism: Rarity refers to Cloud Kicker's fondness for banging as "socializing".


! Tropes used by the "Dead Derpy Verse" side stories include:

* ChildrenAreInnocent: Dinky, ''oh so much'', in "From the Mouth of Fillies" and its sequel "Changes".
* [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide]]: [[spoiler: Sparkler stops eating and drinking after Derpy's funeral and throws away her food to cover it up. While it's not clear if it was an intentional suicide attempt or just a side-effect of depression, the end result is that she nearly dies before Rainbow Dash figures out what's going on.]]
* PleaseWakeUp: When Dinky finds her mother's body in ''Changes'', she thinks Derpy is just sleeping and cuddles up with her. Then she realizes she ''won't wake up'' and this trope happens.
* ThePlotReaper: While not TECHNICALLY an example...this DOES solve the Cloud Kicker/Blossomforth/Derpy love triangle.
* PromotionToParent: In "Changes" Rainbow Dash finds herself no longer acting as the world's greatest baby-sitter, but a mother, and isn't quite prepared to cope with the promotion ''and'' the death of one of closest friends.

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