Ditzy Doo. Or, if you prefer, Derpy Hooves. A happy-go-lucky, muffin-loving mare with hardly a care in the world. Right?

True, until massive amounts of mana start gathering around the homes of the Elements of Harmony. Now Ditzy's the one pony who even knows that there'd a problem, much less how to go about solving it. The bad news is that it's going to be next to impossible to get anypony else to listen to her.

The good news? She has considerably more leverage in the situation than you might think. After all, she's a Planeswalker.

A {{crossover}} of WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic and MagicTheGathering by [=FanOfMostEverything=]. Currently complete, with two SequelSeries in progress. The first, ''Sideboard of Harmony'', is a collection of {{drabble}}s. The second, ''My Little Praetor: Phthisis is Magic'', is about the Phyrexian invasion of Ungula (the ponies' plane).

The story can be found [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/1048/Elementals-of-Harmony here]], the Sideboard [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/17719/Sideboard-of-Harmony here]], and ''My Little Praetor'' [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/29275/My-Little-Praetor%3A-Phthisis-is-Magic here]].

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[[folder:Elementals of Harmony]]
* ActionMom: Ditzy is already a planeswalker with years of experience in magical combat. When she hears her daughter in pain, the only reason she doesn't go supersonic is that her destination got in the way.
* AdaptationalBadass: Ditzy, of course.
* AlternativeCalendar: The story mostly takes place during the summer of Anno Celesti 5872.
* AnachronicOrder: Not only are there flashbacks, the flashbacks aren't even in order. The first ones bookend Ditzy's adventures in the wider Multiverse without giving any details regarding that time.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: The laughter elemental hurt Pinkie's friend, clearly didn't care about anypony's feelings, and didn't even applaud after Pinkie's musical number!
* TheAssimilator: The generosity elemental. It's not exactly villainous per se, but it definitely wants to give itself to every living thing. [[HiveQueen And vice versa.]]
* TheAtoner: Both Trixie and her mentor, Luna.
* AuraVision: Ditzy's unique ability to literally [[TheLittleDetecto see magic]] is what gets the plot going in the first place. It also makes going near Twilight's house, where the magic elemental is forming, a [[SensoryOverload really bad idea]].
* BadassAndChildDuo: Ditzy tries to keep this from happening, but submits to inevitability by the magic elemental.
* BadassBoast: See IHaveManyNames below.
* BeamOWar: The fight with the magic elemental becomes one in its later stages.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Okay, Pinkie's not just an ineffectual [[PluckyComicRelief Comic Relief]] character, but the worst she can do is a harmless prank, right? Right?
* BeyondTheImpossible: Spike's fire breath burns faster than entropy. The story [[LampshadeHanging acknowledges]] that this shouldn't make sense, but dragonfire, like dragons, is magical enough to make it work regardless.
* BlackMage: In both LadyOfBlackMagic and BlackMagicianGirl variations. (Luna and Pinkie Pie, respectively.)
* BreakThemByTalking: [[spoiler:Magic elemental]] Twilight to Trixie, without even meaning to. She then tries to apologize for it, making things worse. [[spoiler:The guilt for so demoralizing Trixie starts Twilight's own VillainousBreakdown, which means that she also managed to break ''herself'' by talking.]]
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Pinkie Pie, of course, to the extent that she does it in her first line of dialogue. (See Medium Awareness)
** She also sings a Creator/GilbertAndSullivan SongParody that pretty much obliterates the poor thing.
** She ''also'' supplies the narration to one of her own fight scenes. Then she fails to dodge a blow that sends her across Ponyville because she's [[InteractiveNarrator having a conversation with the author.]] [[FromBeyondTheFourthWall In the narration.]]
** [[spoiler:Pinkie's fourth-wall awareness is justified: She was taught by [[MetaGuy Commodore Guff]], a Magic: the Gathering character who canonically broke it rather frequently.]]
** [[spoiler:In the last chapter, the two of them pause in [[FramingDevice reading the story]] to critique the ending. Then they start [[SeparateSceneStorytelling reading]] the epilogue.]]
*** The card that follows this exchange? "Fourth Wall Breach"
* CastingAShadow: Done literally, when Luna uses a spell to turn her shadow into a localized version of the heat death of the universe to destroy the honesty elemental. Comes complete with a creepy MagicalIncantation:
-->The world is a mote of dust circling a tiny spark, floating in an unfathomably vast ocean of nothingness. Light, life, chaos, all of these are lies. Lies of such miniscule consequence that the universe allows them to seem true. But one day, its patience will run out. The spark will gutter. The mote will freeze. All will be as it truly is: Dark, silent, unchanging. For eternity.
** Also presented in card form as "Litany of the Void".
* CatapultNightmare: Rainbow Dash reduces her sheets to a thin mist as she comes out of one.
* TheChainsOfCommanding: Celestia can't join in on the smiting because somepony's actually got to keep running the country while the others make sure there still is one at the end of the day.
* ChekhovsArmory: Double subverted. With a few exceptions, all that stuff in Ditzy's attic doesn't enter into the story. What does is its sheer quantity, which combined with the Carousel Boutique-turned-[[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=8883 Tolarian Academy]], allows her to use ungodly amounts of mana.
* ChekhovsGun: That pretty little bauble that Sweetie Belle's machine made? That'll be important later on. [[spoiler:Specifically, it's a [[PowerCrystal Mox Lotus]].]]
* ColorCodedElements: Literally. Each Element of Harmony is aligned to a specific color of Magic: the Gathering magic, except for Magic, which is attracting all colors of Magic magic. [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Magically.]]
* ContinuityNod: The designs for the elementals were decided upon before the show's second season began. However, by the time Pinkie met the laughter elemental in-story, she'd already had [[MindRape an unpleasant experience]] with constantly laughing balloons [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 in canon]]. Cue the AsideComment:
-->It's a good thing this story takes place before Season Two, or I'd find this a lot more disturbing.
* [[TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat The Courier Capsule Knew You Would Say That]]: Tezzeret does this to Jace before explaining why it would be a very bad idea not to teach the nice pony blue magic.
* CrisisOfFaith: Inverted. Much to Ditzy's distress, it's Celestia who doubts if the pegasus is really a pony.
* CrypticBackgroundReference: Numerous. Carrot Top is a potential heiress to a multimillion bit empire. In the last chapter (not counting the epilogue,) Celestia meets with a pair of spymaster ponies who are never seen before or after. And, of course, there's the ETSAB.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Luna, of course. [[spoiler:Surprisingly, also applies to [[HeelFaceTurn Nightmare Moon]], now that she's been Harmonized with a capital H.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Several, but Flawless Composure, Celestia's personal coltservant, stands out.
-->'''Ditzy:''' Where did you come from?
-->'''Flawless:''' Since Madam is a parent, I should scarcely think that such matters would need to be explained to her.
* [[spoiler:DeathByIrony: Each elemental is destroyed by its own element:]]
** [[spoiler:Laughter is annihilated by Pinkie Pie, its own Bearer and a far better comedian.]]
** [[spoiler:Honesty is defeated by a concentrated blast of thermodynamic inevitability.]]
** [[spoiler:Generosity undoes itself with its own better nature: Once it [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realizes that it is destroying the universe through its very existence]], it gives the gift of a future.]]
** [[spoiler:Kindness goes away once it's [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath asked nicely]].]]
** [[spoiler:Loyalty [[TakingTheBullet dives in front of its own attack]] to save Rainbow Dash.]]
** [[spoiler:Magic is disempowered through copious use of countermagic, then finished off through her own use of the Elements of Harmony. She doesn't die, though.]]
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: The flashbacks show that Ditzy grew up in a loving, supportive household. Then her father exploded.
** [[spoiler:Downplayed. Ditzy's mother is still alive, but her daughter never made the effort to contact her until after the events of the story.]]
* [[spoiler:DieOrFly: Dinky figures out her [[AntiMagic special talent]] less than a second before she gets wiped from existence.]]
* DontThinkFeel: Ditzy has trouble with this and, by extension, red magic. At least, she does until [[MamaBear her daughter]] [[BerserkButton gets hurt]].
* DoubleMeaning: Screwball, the avatar of discord, a reference to both [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=220539 a Magic card]] and the [=FiM=] villain in whose episode she appears.
* [[spoiler:EdibleBludgeon: Angel's carrot is converted into a holy lance in his Archangel form, [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice as Screwball discovers]].]]
* EldritchAbomination: Technically, the titular elementals, since their very presence is destabilizing the universe. Some, however, are more eldritch than others.
** Also Screwball, avatar of discord.
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: Rainbow Dash's is number four on her all-time list of things she hates. For the record, it's Jennifer.
* EnRouteSumUp: Subverted.
-->'''Pinkie:''' Okay, so here's [[WhatIsGoingOn what's going on]]—
-->'''Applejack:''' Is it magic?
-->'''Pinkie:''' Well, duh. Anyway—
-->'''Applejack:''' Don't care.
* [[HumanoidAbomination Equinoid Abomination]]: Screwball. [[spoiler:Oh, and Twilight the magic elemental.]]
* EmbarrassingNickname: Ditzy's name may not be Derpy Hooves, but that doesn't keep ponies from calling her that.
* {{Expy}}: Scootaloo's father is a fairly obvious pony version of [[{{Homestuck}} Dirk Strider]]. He's even named Ollie Outie.
* FacelessEye: The honesty elemental's single eye occupies the whole face area.
* FictionalDocument: In addition to the [[EncyclopediaExposita various works]] cited in FlavorText, there's a chapter that is an excerpt from the Planeswalker's Guide to Ungula, an epilogue is made entirely of letters, including a friendship report. and the fanfiction itself. Apparently, there's a printed copy of it in Guff's library.
* FlintstoneTheming: It is Equestria, after all. Even the universe as a whole is called Ungula.
* FloweryElizabethanEnglish: Luna can apparently toggle between normal speech and the [[NoIndoorVoice TRADITIONAL ROYAL CANTERLOT VOICE]] at will.
* FluffyTheTerrible: Applejack's name for the giant cyclopean apple-creature that can crush houses with every step? Paul. Fluttershy's for the inchworm longer than her house? Eric.
* FootnoteFever: Every chapter ends with a made-up Magic card pertinent to the chapter's events. The chapters of the final battle get a double-feature version, and when the elementals show up, each of them is presented in card form in turn.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: The kindness elemental, [[UpToEleven even more than Fluttershy.]] Not even Angel Bunny can bring himself to harm it.
* FullNameUltimatum: Delivered to Dinkabeth Sharuum Doo.
* FunWithAcronyms: Luna explains the story's events as an "act of fate," citing the Full Arcane Temporaspacial Enforcement Act.
* FunetikAksent: The [[AmericanAccents Apple family]], with a [[PunctuationShaker heapin' helpin' o' 'postrophes.]]
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Averted, several times. Especially by Pinkie, who at times literally [[FightLikeACardPlayer fights like a card player]].
* GeniusBonus: For a certain value of "genius"[[note]]Namely, knowing a lot of Magic cards[[/note]]. The various crystals on Sweetie's machine are all the Moxen (except for Jack-in-the-Mox): [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=632 Ruby]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=633 Sapphire]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=629 Emerald]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=630 Jet]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=631 Pearl]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=212634 Diamond]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=208248 Opal]], and the final slot (into which Ditzy inserts a [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=600 Black Lotus]][[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=194975 Petal]]) is made of [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=47446 Chrome]]. With all that power, no wonder it made a [[spoiler:[[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=74323 Mox Lotus]]!]]
* GiveMeAReason: When Ditzy asks where her child is, you don't tell her that she's repeating herself.
* GlowingEyes: As and after Ditzy uses magic, her eyes glow in the corresponding color. Which can be kind of menacing when she starts [[RedEyesTakeWarning casting red.]]
** Pinkie, meanwhile, has glowing eyes only while draconic, in a literal form of FireballEyeballs. It also comes with a ThroatLight.
* GottaKillThemAll: The plot becomes this once the elementals show up.
* HeelFaceTurn: Nightmare Moon still exists in Luna's psyche, but she's as sane and pleasant as her counterpart. And she just loves those adorable little {{cult}}s of hers.
* {{Hikikomori}}: Apparently, Twilight reverts to this when left unattended. She's not happy about it.
* HowWeGotHere: Most of the flashbacks are in this vein, covering Ditzy's past and detailing exactly how she went from AscendedMeme to AdaptationalBadass.
* HumansThroughAlienEyes: In Equestrian fairy tales, humans are the equivalent of TheBigBadWolf. When Ditzy first meets Tezzeret, she's convinced that he wants to enslave her, stab her, and drink her blood. Trixie faints when Ditzy adopts an illusion that disguises her as a human.
* HypnoticEyes: Ditzy uses hers as a pair of {{HypnoPendulum}}s to get out of an awkward conversation with Rarity.
* IGotBigger: The honesty elemental starts off the size of an average apple. By the time it's destroyed, it's crushing houses with each step.
* IHaveManyNames: "On [[CityPlanet Ravnica]], I am the nameless patron totem of Rauck-Chauv, the Gruul festival of spontaneous vandalism. On [[{{Lilliputians}} Segovia]], I am Apocalypse-Given-Flesh, accidental flattener of civilizations. On [[UsefulNotes/{{Shinto}} Kamigawa]], I am Piki-Piki, kami of [[OddJobGods akki poetry and octopus hats]]. Oona, queen-mother of the faeries of Lorwyn, remembers me as the pony who tried to eat her. [[BigBad Nicol Bolas]], elder dragon planeswalker, acknowledges me as the one being who has withstood his touch with sanity unchanged. [[EldritchAbomination Emrakul]], [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Aeons Torn]], [[RuleOfThree She of the Six Thousand Tentacles of Annihilation]], considers me her therapist...I am Pinkie Pie. I am a planeswalker. And I am on your side."
* ImagineSpot: Chapter 4 opens with a pair of cultists summoning a demon and an {{Expy}} of ConanTheBarbarian. Turns out it's the Cutie Mark Crusaders playing in the park.
* IncompatibleOrientation: Pinkie Pie has a crush on Rainbow Dash, who is straight. Dash herself admits that either she needs to give up and learn to like mares, or find some way to turn down her awesome, as this is evidently [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer a recurring problem for her]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Tezzeret ([[{{Cyborg}} perhaps literally.]]) He saves an unconscious Ditzy from slow dissolution in the Blind Eternities. Then he shuts off her motor control for a while, restarts her brain as she begins to descend into madness, and uses her as a bargaining chip to further his own personal quest. He then arranges a more comprehensive education in magic than what he could provide... by pointing meaningfully at the SwordOfDamocles he has dangling over her future tutor's head.
* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: Happens several times, usually with Ditzy as the journeyer or mind. She even manages to go on one ''accidentally''.
* LargeHam: Ditzy's father is once described as "glowing with the power of pure ham." His daughter and granddaughter later use melodramatic RuleOfFunny to defuse an awkward situation with Luna.
** While she's been humbled, Trixie still has a soul of pork, as evidenced with her play with Dinky.
* LaughingMad: Unsurprisingly, the laughter elemental, which embodies all laughter, from the annoying to the dissonant to the outright evil.
* LemonyNarrator: Now and again, usually parenthetically.
-->She turned to Pinkie Pie for a more sensible explanation (and what a sorry state of affairs that implied.)
* MagiBabble: Rather frequent during the early chapters, which assume the reader knows much more about ponies than card games.
* MagicAIsMagicA: Played with a lot, given that there are three breeds of magic from the ponies, five colors of it from the card games, and, of course, Magic P, which is a whole other kettle of fourth wall rubble.
* TheMagnificent: During the Great and Powerful Trixie's first scene, she uses a different pair of descriptors each time she refers to herself in her InnerMonologue. Lampshaded when, during a [[MustHaveCaffeine caffeine nadir]] she once resorts to "The Adjective and Other-Adjective Trixie."
** Later on, after a few life-shaking events have gotten Trixie to drop the habit, she catches herself doing this and recognizes it as a sign of mental contamination.
* MajorGeneralSong: Pinkie Pie in chapter 7. "I am the very model of a modern cartoon character."
* [[spoiler:ManchurianAgent: Lyra. As she puts it, "My job is so secret, even ''I'' don't know about it."]]
* MasterOfIllusion: Ditzy is a rare heroic one, her magic being largely focused around perception.
* MediumAwareness: After a horrified gasp: "Omigosh! What is it? Did Pinkie Pie find somepony she's never seen before? Wait... I'm Pinkie Pie. Silly unattributed dialogue!" She goes on to look up at previously written description and at one point, explains what just happened entirely through the context of the Magic: the Gathering card game.
* MundaneUtility: The ROYAL CANTERLOT VOICE was originally devised as a form of crowd control.
* MythologyGag: Quoth Applejack, "Ah'm bein' a silly pony, ain't I?"
** In a nod to Faust's preliminary designs, Fluttershy's full name is Fluttershy [[{{Patronymic}} Poseysfilly.]]
** In a similar vein, Pinkie's father comments on how much she takes after her grandmother, calling her "[[StealthPun a little surprise]]."
* NegativeSpaceWedgie: Once magic becomes dense enough, the sky above the library literally cracks apart.
* NiceHat: The Myojin of Seeing Winds, to the point that he's still wearing it while inside Ditzy's mind.
* ObfuscatingInsanity / TheWonka: It's not entirely clear which Pinkie falls under. It's entirely possible that's she's ''both''.
* TheObiWan: For Ditzy, Tezzeret. For Pinkie Pie, Commodore Guff. Both avoid the MentorOccupationalHazard by virtue of still having things to do in canon afterwards.
* OCStandIn: The protagonist is an [[EnsembleDarkhorse Ensemble Darkpony]], after all.
* [[spoiler:OneWingedAngel: Twilight as the magic elemental. She tries to do it a second time by [[EnergyBeings fusing herself with the magic of the world.]] Dinky has [[LittleNo something]] to say about that.]]
** [[spoiler: She gets a ClippedWingAngel moment afterwards, returning to her usual self, save with [[GlowingEyesOfDoom Glowing Eyes of]] PowerIncontinence.]]
* OriginalCharacter: Several, ranging from Ditzy's husband to Celestia's butler.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Angel Bunny combines white magic, meditation, and a carrot to great effect. One chapter's end card is him after doing so, appropriately named "Archangel Bunny."
* OurGoblinsAreDifferent: Averted, with a side of HumansAreBastards:
-->Goblins were annoying, present in nearly every plane, came in only one quantity (too many), and had an impressive talent for killing themselves. Humans were largely similar, but generally had better hygiene and on occasion had better manners.
* OverlyLongName: Luna's full name is apparently Luna [[MeaningfulName Diana Hecate]] Regina Nox Alicor.
** Carrot Top is an alias for one Zannoria Karatine Golden-Harvest the Fifth.
** For some reason or another, Desiderata Lillian Doo goes through life referred to by her fillyhood nickname 'Ditzy'.
** Though known to ponies as Angel Bunny, among his own kind he is [[NameThatUnfoldsLikeLotusBlossom Archon of Virtue, Who Punches Evil in the Face]].
* PhlebotinumOverdose: This is what Ditzy is trying to avert for most of the story. Too much magic in too little space [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt will not end well]] for Equestria. [[spoiler:Twilight basically turns into a walking Overdose when she becomes the magic elemental.]]
* PowerStrainBlackout: Happens to Ditzy when she overextends her magic. The first time, it's after she teleports Dinky and herself from Ponyville to above Canterlot.
* PrecisionFStrike: Spake the Most Holy Bringer of Dawn: "Shit."
* ProlongedPrologue: The titular monsters don't even show up until Chapter 7.
* PsychicLink: The members of the generosity elemental's gestalt can telepathically communicate with one another and share spell knowledge, but retain individuality. If they want to.
* PunBasedTitle: Several chapter titles are card game puns. Most egregious is [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=78991 "Plight of Foal's Betrayal."]]
* RealDreamsAreWeirder: Rarity dreams of flying a spy plane made of candy over an unspecified enemy that hits her with bombs made of synthetic fabric. She overloads her reactor to [[ExplosiveOverclocking forcibly deliver]] fifty kilotons of style to them when the generosity elemental [[TalkingInYourDreams intercedes.]]
** No, it doesn't count as a MarshmallowDream just because it was Rarity's.
* Really700YearsOld: Pinkie Pie, though she still grew up on that rock farm at the same time as the rest of the Mane Six. Shortly afterwards, she fell through a time rift and landed in a different universe several millennia earlier.
* ReluctantMonster: Almost all of the elementals have peaceful intentions. They just happen to be [[PowerIncontinence inherently harmful to the universe.]]
* RepetitiveName: Mayor Marion Mare
* RogueProtagonist: With the exception of Rainbow Dash, each of the Mane Six is kindly disposed towards her elemental and has to be convinced that it must be eliminated. Some take longer than others.
* RetiredBadass: Ditzy, being a Planeswalker whose put planeswalking behind her and is trying to live a normal life with her daughter in Ponyville, certainly fits the bill.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Princess Luna, up to and including [[BadassPrincess channeling the heat death of the universe]] to destroy the honesty elemental.
* SanityHasAdvantages: Now that [[spoiler:Nightmare Moon]] is in her right mind and has joined the side of good, she can look back on her career as a villain and admit that half of the stuff she did only seemed like a good idea because she was insane.
* ScaledUp: Pinkie Pie. Yes, really.
* ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder: Sweetie Belle exhibits symptoms when the Carousel Boutique becomes [[IncrediblyLamePun flooded]] with blue mana.
* SensoryOverload: Happens several times to Ditzy, given her ability to see magic. Usually, it's near Twilight's house, given the ludicrous amount of magic there, but also happens when meeting the [[PhysicalGod Myojin of Seeing Winds]], which to her eyes is a blue giant star five feet from her face.
* ShipTease: Trixie declared her undying love to Twilight before the story even began... but while under the influence of a "ludicrous" amount of poison joke.
* ShockAndAwe: The loyalty elemental is a vaguely humanoid thundercloud, constantly crackling with [[EverythingsBetterWithRainbows rainbow lightning]]. No points for guessing how it fights.
* Shout Out: And how.
** In her first five lines of dialogue, Pinkie refers to the LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya series, VideoGame/DwarfFortress, and {{Cupcakes}}.
** Pinkie Sense is an [[FanFic/AhAintGotNoAckcent inherited trait]].
** ''[[{{Homestuck}} Years in the past, but not many...]]''
*** ''[[LampshadeHanging (With apologies to Andrew Hussie)]]''
** Angel Bunny is described as a "[[SamAndMax hyperintelligent rabbity thing]]" and "[[WesternAnimation/YogiBear much smarter than the average hare.]]"
** [[{{Dune}} Paul]], the Kwisatz Haderapple and [[TheVeryHungryCaterpillar Eric]], the Very Friendly Caterpillar
** [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_CPDqPd4u0E/Tm7ltBzVIuI/AAAAAAAAME8/pEU_1rRWLgY/s1600/57428+-+Book_Fort+adorkable+artist+valcron+books+headlobster+rarity+twilight_sparkle.png "Red Lobster to Book Fort. Come in, Book Fort"]]
** Pinkie's father teaches her how rock farmers deal with [[DungeonsAndDragons xorns]]. Or he would have, if she hadn't fallen through that time rift.
** A certain Great and Powerful showmare's full name is [[LordOfTheRings Trixie Hobbitses]].
** Screwball tries using [[FistOfTheNorthStar hokuto no ken]] on the honesty elemental. It doesn't work.
--->"You are already pie."
** "Applejack, grab my tail."
** [[http://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/view/69052 "Beep beep, I'm a cloud."]]
** Screwball's last words: [[ComicBook/WhateverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow "Hello, Superman. Hello."]]
** The ''Equestrian'' [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Time-Space Administration Bureau]]
** Dinky finds her special ability upon the realization that [[JackieChanAdventures "Magic must defeat Magic."]]
** [[JoeQuesada "I'm magic! I don't have to explain anything!"]]
** Twilight turns Trixie into a [[http://askmlcblobs.tumblr.com/ chubby]].
** The Guide to the Elements of Harmony was written by one MineralMacGuffin.
** [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann WHO IN OUR NAME DOST THOU THINK WE ARE!?]]
* ShutUpKiss: Ditzy on Address, interrupting an angry existential rant. The couple's [[ForcefulKiss Forceful]] FirstKiss. The poor unicorn's brain [[PostKissCatatonia takes a while to reboot afterwards.]]
* SickeninglySweethearts: Averted by a timely cutaway.
* SleptThroughTheApocalypse: Twilight manages this during most of the actual elemental fighting. [[spoiler:Then she awakens as the magic elemental.]]
* SlowElectricity: The loyalty elemental's final attack, essentially a giant instance of ball lightning, is slow enough for not one, but two attempts to [[TakingTheBullet intercept it]].
* SnarkToSnarkCombat: Ditzy versus Celestia, the latter of whom is thrilled to finally meet somepony who isn't afraid to participate. Luna is appalled by the breach of decorum.
* StalkerWithoutACrush: The loyalty elemental, tirelessly pursuing Rainbow Dash. Fellow stalker [[LoonyFan Scootaloo]] recognizes the signs and [[ClingyJealousGirl defends her claim.]] Then the two decide to [[OhCrap work together]].
* SuicideMission: Ditzy's father died trying to defuse a thundercloud that was about to explode.
* SummonMagic: Naturally, given some of the source material. Ditzy evokes a [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=370535 Mulldrifter]] to help her gain insight into the impending crisis, and she later calls up a six-pack of [[FacelessEye floating eyes]] for [[EyeSpy reconnaissance]]. Pinkie later calls in an Avatar of Discord entirely through Magic: the Gathering rules.
* SymbioticPossession: The good news? [[PowersViaPossession Scootaloo can fly!]] The bad news? She's completely insane.
* TalkativeLoon: Screwball. Justified, in that she's an embodiment of chaos.
* {{Telepathy}}: Ditzy has this ability, as do the members of the generosity elemental's gestalt. The language of Angel Bunny's species is made up entirely of gestures and thought impulses.
* [[ThisIsMyHuman This Is My Pony]]: Angel Bunny's stance on his relationship with Fluttershy. The strange part is, he's probably ''right''.
* TimeForPlanB:
-->The pink pyro wilted a bit at this. No fire? That invalidated Plans A through G! She literally spent ''seconds'' on those tactical masterpieces! This is why she hated making plans, they never actually saw use.
* TookALevelInBadass: Angel Bunny. Specifically, in a prestige class known as "Carrot Archon".
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: The love of muffins is apparently a Doo family tradition.
* TranslatorMicrobes: Justified. Tezzeret slips a bit of etherium into Ditzy's brains to act as a universal translator. When she learns of his tinkering with her brain, he offers to undo it, noting that she'll need to replace it, either with a translation spell or, "horror of horrors," by actually learning the languages in question.
* VoidBetweenTheWorlds: Comes in two flavors, the Magic-canon [[PrimordialChaos Blind Eternities]] and "exile," which is basically what happens when someone tries to describe the FeaturelessPlaneOfDisembodiedDialogue.
* [[spoiler:WellIntentionedExtremist: Magic Elemental!Twilight. She'll paralyze her friends, drive two them to the brink of insanity, remove a mother from existence in front of her daughter, and crack the universe in half, all in the name of keeping everypony safe.]]
* WeatherDissonance: PlayedForLaughs. One sign that something is going wrong? A cloud. Moving on its own. ''Towards'' the Everfree Forest.
-->'''Applejack:''' That is the second impossible thing Ah've seen in as many days.
* WhatsUpKingDude: Downplayed and justified. Celestia makes it a point that anypony can ask for a royal audience. The hapless accountant we see is suitably cowed by meeting the [[GodEmperor ruler of the nation and controller of the sun]].
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Most unicorns go unresponsively euphoric in the aura of magic around Twilight's library. [[LargeHam Trixie...]] doesn't.
** After she's been possessed by the loyalty elemental, Scootaloo's thought processes "could best be described – and even then, not very well – as an operatic remix of the Nyan Cat song performed on an electric guitar, a theramin, and a didgeridoo made from a hollowed-out butternut squash."
** [[spoiler:As time goes on, Twilight the magic elemental becomes increasingly unstable, both [[VillainousBreakdown mentally]] and [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting physically]].]]
* TheWorfBarrage: Trixie's final gambit against the magic elemental. Of course, using magic on it probably wasn't a good idea to begin with...
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[[folder:Sideboard of Harmony]]
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Dinky's unicorn classmates start to get nervous around her, then blame her when their magic goes awry. Her other peers jeer at a unicorn whose special talent is making things ''less'' magical.
* AltumVidetur: Two chapter titles have been in Latin, "Ave Discordia" and "Fiat Harmonia." Interestingly, both involve a deity getting transformed into {{MineralMacGuffin}}s.
** A third, "Quod Cucurbita," breaks the pattern for the sake of an WebComic/MSPaintAdventures reference.
* AscendedFanon: Originally, the Elements of Discord were never going to show up after the events of "Ave Discordia," but they proved so popular that Fan of Most Everything decided to bring them back.
* CanisLatinicus: The Liber Digitalis Ambulatorum, or Book of Walking Fingers. (Sibling to the Liber Paginarum Fulvarum, or Book of Yellowed Pages.)
* CreatingLifeIsUnforeseen: Pinkie meant to create Discord. Lauren was an unexpected bonus.
* CreationStory: Told over two chapters. Appropriately enough, the first is entitled [[ContinuityNod "How Pinkie Pie Got Her Cutie Mark."]]
* CrisisCrossover: In the latest chapter, the Sweetie Belle from Fanfic/TheSweetieChroniclesFragments shows up in the middle of this world's Ponyville. While she herself is sort of ticked off to find a world where her particular situation gets government funding and such, Lyra is more concerned about some of the scarier timelines she's heading to. Ditzy, on the other hand, is more wiling to let her finish her mission ASAP.
* DidYouActuallyBelieve: In the chapter wherein she's sent to Plane Zero-Zero-Epsilon (the world of Equestria Girls), Ditzy berates Sunset Shimmer non-stop for constantly being WrongGenreSavvy.
* EveryoneIsRelated: Well, not everyone. However, Pinkie is Discord's mother and the princesses' grandmother.
* EvilCounterpart: Played with. Lauren and Discord are Lawful and Chaotic Counterparts. They're also [[EvilTwin twins]].
* FixFic: Fan of Most Everything has admitted that part of the reason he wrote "Wedding Bells of Velis Vel" was to address the issues he had with the second season finale.
* ForgottenFirstMeeting: To be fair, it's been millennia since Celestia and Luna last saw Pinkie Pie. Also, there was the whole "Discord [[MindScrew mind screwing]] the world" thing. That kind of wrecked their memories of their childhood.
* GenesisEffect: How Equestria is made.
* HiddenInPlainSight: Civilian-level classified information, "public knowledge applied in a way that the public would never believe."
* [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Hippopomorphic Ponification]]: Lauren is the physical incarnation of order and harmony. Discord is entropy given flesh and a sense of humor.
** When they channel the Elements of Harmony without the actual necklaces and big crown thingy, the Mane Six [[AbstractApotheosis turn into a small pantheon]] of alicorns (and, in Pinkie's case, a draconequus.)
* InMediasRes: "Ave Discordia" opens with in the middle of a conversation that, until then, was proceeding as canon.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: As Pinkie notes, "what kind of self-respecting universe doesn't have a few dragons?"
* KidFromTheFuture: Pumpkin Cake. Given the density of timey-wimey events that take place when she's an infant, her older, ETSAB member self is sent back help to deal with them.
* TheMaker: Pinkie Pie created the universe. Lauren made almost everything in it.
* TheMagnificent: Lyra's boss, a.k.a. Bonbon Thronetaker, Preacher of the Bittersweet Truth, Princess by Her Own Hand, and Director of the Strings Section of the Office of Parallel Realities.
* TheMultiverse: Lyra's entire department of the ETSAB is staffed by instances of herself with the exception of her boss, a humanoid Princess Bonbon. Given that she works in the Office of Parallel Realities, it makes sense.
** Also the Magic: the Gathering one.
* [[MyOwnGrandpa My Own Demiurge:]] Due to time shenanigans, Pinkie Pie created Equestria.
* MythologyGag: Chrysalis and her tribe used to be the Flutter Ponies.
* NakedFirstImpression: Averted when Ditzy has to chase Sunset Shimmer down for screwing with multiversal travel. While grateful that she doesn't have to explain being in the buff, Ditzy notes that her ending up wearing sandals with white socks is just another way in which the cosmos is trying to make her look like a ridiculous idiot.
* NeverTheSelvesShallMeet: Mostly averted. Pumpkin Cake avoids the Sugarcube Corner in "Quod Cucurbita," but because of awkwardness, not the threat of fatal paradox.
--> What do you say to a pony who just changed your diaper?
** However, going to a time when your mother is pregnant with you is noted to be a [[OnlyOneMeAllowedRightNow very bad idea.]]
** Played straight in "Sweetie's Bizarre Adventure"; after all, the Sweetie Belle doing the whole Sam Becket thing is using the local Sweetie as a rental car.
* OutsideTheBoxTactic: Address Unknown holds his own against [[ScaledUp Sarkhan]] [[SanitySlippage Vol]], using [[ImprovisedWeapon junk mail as blades and shields]], then covering Vol in enough stamps that his postally oriented magic recognizes the planeswalker as mail, allowing teleportation.
* PlayfulHacker: Twilight improves Shining Armor's shield around Canterlot, noting that "I<3Cadence" is not the most secure of passwords.
* PowerOfCreation: As in reality, Lauren Faust created the world.
* ProfessionalsDoItOnDesks: Subverted during one of Lyra's debriefings.
* RetroactivePreparation: Pumpkin Cake goes to meet her fellow agents for the first time after they've met her for the first time, allowing her to get to know them without all the formalities and introductions while making those same formalities and introductions all the easier.
* ShoutOut: Naturally.
** The chapter that details what happened to Ditzy's husband, Address Unknown, is entitled [[Music/ElvisPresley "No Such Pony, No Such Zone."]]
** Sarkhan Vol's description of Nicol Bolas sounds suspiciously similar to [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Soft Kitty]].
---> '''Sarkhan:''' Dark dragon. Smart dragon. Giant wyrm of hate. Elder dragon. 'Walker dragon. Rules our fate.
** [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries "Speak of the executive producer and they'll name a God Card after him."]]
** Five planetary pony princesses that make sure the world works the way it should. [[{{Exalted}} Hmm...]]
** Lyra gets a hold of a book called the Liber Digitalis Ambulatourm, sibling to the [[{{Literature/Discworld}} Liber Paginarum Fulvarum]].
** Rainbow Dash's love of telling scary stories is indirectly referenced when Ditzy tells Dinky and the CMC a ghost story that used to scare the down right off her as a filly back in Cloudsdale.
** Soarin' of the Wonderbolts has the last name 'Markov'; HilarityEnsues when Ditzy tells Rainbow Dash that Sorin Markov is coming over for a visit.
** The Ditzy Doo of the world of Equestria Girls is a gamer chick into Magic: The Gathering.
* StableTimeLoop: Pinkie Pie made Equestria, which eventually saw the birth of a little pink filly who fell through a time rift.
* StartOfDarkness: Left without the balancing influence of his sister, Discord went mad with grief.
* StealthPun: Lyra's magic extends to the manipulation of cosmic strings.
* TheStoic: Cranky Doodle Donkey, who is so good at controlling his emotions that Chrysalis starts feeling hungrier around him.
* TalkingToHimself: Discord does so as hammily as possible for his own amusement.
** Sarkhan Vol does so because he's crazy.
* TimeIsDangerous: As noted by Pumpkin:
-->The first rule of time travel is, "When in the past, don't gawk at everything like a tourist in Haywaii."
-->Well, actually, the first rule of time travel is, "Don't time travel unless you absolutely have to." Then there's a bunch of other rules involving causal loops, paradoxes, and a general theme of ensuring that you don't accidentally [[TimeCrash make the universe implode.]] But the first rule that isn't punctuated with an unspoken "or you'll kill us all, you idiot" is the one about the gawking.
* TimeTravelersAreSpies: Justified, since one of the spy agencies is also [[TimePolice in charge of maintaining timespace.]]
* WhateverMancy: Pumpkin Cake is an ontolomancer. By altering the moment of OntologicalInertia, she can make intangible concepts "real enough to sit on", render herself [[PerceptionFilter totally unnoticable]], and undo spells by subjecting them to gradual existence failure.
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[[folder:My Little Praetor]]
* ApocalypticLog: Twilight keeps one as her infection develops.
* BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce: Pinkie mixes her own, including "metacapsaicin," which detectable in concentrations of one part per '''trillion'''.
* BrainInAJar: Tezzeret's storage medium of choice for the story. Ditzy is [[{{Squick}} less enthusiastic.]]
* CorruptTheCutie: Phyrexia's ''modus operandi'', beginning with Twilight Sparkle.
* DirtyCoward: Diamond Tiara, much to her father's displeasure.
* DramaticDeadpan:
-->Fluttershy,
-->Went to rally my people to arms. Will be back by dinner. [[BreathlessNonSequitur We're out of milk.]]
-->Angel
* DrillSergeantNasty: Cheerilee, full stop. She has a lot of free-floating rage because Celestia stupidly enacted a law against killing hopeless idiots like Snips and Snails and a platoon to whip into shape. The results [[HilarityEnsues should be entertaining.]]
* EasilyConqueredWorld: Jin-Gitaxias thinks Equestria will be one. Whether he's right remains to be seen.
* {{Elseworld}}: The introduction establishes the story as a Potential Future.
* EnemyMine: While trapped in a changeling coccoon, Celestia grudgingly accepts Discord's help and the Element of Cunning, along with any other responsibilities that may entail.
* {{Fetish}}: Scientific terminology is to Twilight as French is to [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Gomez Addams]].
* FourthWallObserver: In addition to Pinkie Pie, there's also Pumpkin Cake. After all, she was ''raised'' by Pinkie.
* FramingDevice: The story is a hypothetical scenario Ditzy is watching in her living room.
* GemstoneAssault: Rarity fires one to repel an early attempt to invade Ponyville.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: In universe, Iron Will is wildly popular in [[UsefulNotes/{{France}} Prance]].
* HappyFunBall: Metacapsaicin. While nearly indistinguishable from water, it's so insanely spicy that its [[SideEffectsInclude warning label]] reads more like one for the deadlier sort of industrial chemical. Bonus points for explicitly stating "Do not taunt." Twice.
* IGotBigger: The glistening oil has some rather dramatic effects on Spike.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Physical rather than moral. The oil finds a way to get at most of the Mane Six, but is incompatible with the Element of Kindness, rendering Fluttershy immune.
* {{Jetpack}}: Spike and Rainbow Dash both develop organic ones as the oil mutates them.
* {{Kissgusting}}: Clinical Trial's liplock with Twilight is strictly business.
* LooseCanon: "Interlude: [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer Praetor Bebop at His Computer]]." As the opening note says, its "canonical uncertainty is of nearly Heisenbergian levels."
* LoudOfWar: Pinkie uses "Giggle at the Ghosty" to incapacitate Azax-Azog, a Phyrexian demon whose entire philosophy is based on power through fear. [[MoodWhiplash Then she tears his throat out with her bare teeth.]]
* NameThatUnfoldsLikeLotusBlossom: Among Angel Bunny's people, names are fluid summaries of achievements and ignominies. Examples include "Compassionate Steward of the Glorious Future," "Clear-Eyed Sage, Who Sees Beyond the Horizon," and "Stalwart Paragon, Who Literally Spat in the Darkhearted's Eye."
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: [[RuleSixtyThree Emily]] [[Creator/MNightShyamalan White Shyamenthol]], [[StealthPun Twist's]] mother.
* NoIndoorVoice: Vorinclex, who is physiologically incapable of volume control.
* PartiallyCivilizedAnimal: Angel Bunny's species, the lagomaths.
* PassiveRescue: To break Celestia out of the cocoon spell, Discord just slips her the Element of Cunning and lets her do the rest.
* RageBreakingPoint: Phyrexia invading her home was enough for Pinkie to drop her ObfuscatingInsanity and begin a merciless one-pony counterinvasion.
* RogueProtagonist: Twilight is infected almost immediately.
* RulesOfTheInternet: The story opens with Number 43.
* SanitySlippageSong: Appropriately enough, [[Music/OzzyOsbourne Crazy Train,]] sung by Pinkie as she begins wreaking havoc in Phyrexia.
* ShoutOut: Was there ever any doubt?
** An [[FictionalDocument excerpt]] is given from [[Fanfic/OnACrossAndArrow ''Exploring the Æther for Fun and Profit''.]]
** Pumpkin Cake's propensity for ontolomancy-powered {{StealthHiBye}}s leads to the following exchange:
--->'''The Doctor:''' How long has Pumpkin been gone?
--->'''Lyra:''' [[Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures What pumpkin?]]
** The capital (and only) city of the lagomaths is [[SdrawkcabName Smada]][[WatershipDown drachir]].
** Pinkie fondly recalls learning saucery in the KingdomOfLoathing.
** When Octavia takes out the monster trying to kidnap her, [[WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw the sound her cello makes when]] she hits him over the head with it is the 'kiai of all stringed instrument-wielding martial artists': KA-BONG!!!
** [[Film/{{Signs}} "I don't think these aliens will invade in the nude, nor will they treat water like acid."]]
* SlippingAMickey: Twilight infects each of the other main characters with glistening oil-laced tea.
* SpareBodyParts: Discord has two and a half hearts.
* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: One scene shows this happening from the point of view of an unfortunate stallion named [[RedShirt Red Jacket]].
* TailorMadePrison: Twilight encases Celestia in a changeling cocoon that is only as strong as its captive's love. Since Celestia loves all of Equestria, not even she can escape.
* [[ThemeTwinNaming Theme Quintuplet Naming]]: WordOfGod has it that each of Cadence's sisters will have a name that ends in -nce and a full name that will follow a "Mi (Italian noun related to talent that ends in -e) (Italian cognate for common name that ends in -nza)" scheme, as demonstrated with Prudence (Mi Illusione Prudenza.)
* TortureTechnician: About one third of Phyrexia's population.
* TriggerPhrase: Lyra has several, all of them apparently phrases said by a certain infamous real-life Celestia toy.
* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by Pumpkin Cake, who actively shields the ETSAB meetings from the narrator.
* WhateverMancy: Laughter magic is also called thaliamancy, named after TheMuse of comedy. It's explicitly described as not making sense.
** At high enough levels, honesty magic, or alethiomancy, is inherently incompatible with fiction, which is ultimately an elaborate form of lying. In one blog entry, FanOfMostEverything wonders if this is the reason behind the "Applejack is best background pony" meme.
* WhenTreesAttack: Glistening oil remakes Twilight's library into a [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifting]], [[ManEatingPlant guard-swallowing]] monstrosity.
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