->''"FIM is a BIG MISTAKE to me... its horrible... so I guess an alternate universe is in order!"''\\
--'''Dakari-King Mykan'''

''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/9894/My-Little-Unicorn%3A-Magic-is-Believing My Little Unicorn: Magic is Believing]]'' is... hoo boy.

''My Little Unicorn'' is a series of fanfics based on ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' with a heavy emphasis on OriginalCharacters written by Dakari-King Mykan.

The series began after Mykan watched several episodes of Friendship is Magic and quickly decided he hated it for various reasons, not the least of which was the message of friendship.

Enter his AlternateUniverse, in which a team of {{Winged Unicorn}}s, led by main character Lightning Dawn, must save the land of [[MarySueTopia Unicornicopia]] from various monsters, while learning about the power of believing (what they are supposed to believe in is never stated) from the king of Unicornicopia, The Grand Ruler (a three-horned Alicorn)

With the release of this fanfic came controversy, in which the author became infamous for his irrational and fanatical hatred of ''[=FiM=]'' and its themes. This led to him spouting off hysterical, over-the-top insults and accusations towards his critics, believing that his story could not be improved in any way. This led to Bronies {{MST}}ing the story en masse, and Mykan would remove the original copy of the story, which has been mirrored on Website/FimfictionDotNet.

Mykan later reworked the story [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE]] as ''My Little Unicorn: Star Fleet Magic'', which can be found [[http://dakari-king-mykan.deviantart.com/art/My-Brave-Pony-Starfleet-Magic-Season-1-435694341 here]]. He also wrote a sequel, ''My Brave Pony:Star Fleet Magic II'', which can be found [[http://dakari-king-mykan.deviantart.com/art/My-Brave-Pony-Starfleet-Magic-Season-II-Prologue-460094712 here]].

A third fanfic, called ''My Brave Pony: TheMovie'' was released, which centered around a new villain named Distraught. This can be found [[http://dakari-king-mykan.deviantart.com/art/MBP-SFM-THE-MOVIE-Act-1-Busting-Baddies-465251118 here]]; A fourth fanfic, ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic III'' was later completed (found [[http://dakari-king-mykan.deviantart.com/art/My-Brave-Pony-Starfleet-Magic-Season-3-467649303 here]], and completed the second My Little Unicorn Movie, ''[[http://dakari-king-mykan.deviantart.com/art/My-Brave-Pony-Starfleet-Humans-466178421 My Brave Pony: Starfleet Humans]]'', based on [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls Equestria Girls]] and has started working on ''My Brave Pony: Starfleet Magic IV'', which is eleven "episodes" in production [[http://dakari-king-mykan.deviantart.com/art/My-Brave-Pony-Starfleet-Magic-Season-4-475878612 here]].

Due to run-ins with administration on Fanfiction.net involving copyright infringement, Mykan has moved to DeviantArt and is in the process of re-uploading the series.

'''[[NeedsWikiMagicLove Needs Wiki Magic "Love"]]'''

Not to be confused with the MyLittlePhony on ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory''.
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!!This story contains examples of:
* AlternateUniverse: Because the author hated ''[=FiM's=]'' universe too much to use anything from it. At least until it [[CrossOver crosses over]] with the ''[=FiM=]'' universe about three-quarters through. They are even merged into one kingdom at the end. Also, Starfleet Humans takes place in the same alternate universe that Equestria Girls took place in.
** However, Mykan is on record as saying that it is an alternate continuity that takes place near the end of MLP's 3rd Season.
* AnAesop: Most chapters end with the Grand Ruler giving an Aesop that is tangentially related to the events of the chapter. Unfortunately, the supposed morals are pretty weak and their connection to the main Aesop of "believing" is not very clear. However, these were removed from the retooling, until the DeviantART version which reinstates most of them.
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: Starfleet believes to be in many ways superior to other species in the multiverse, the winged unicorns have actually conquered parts of other realities and they teach in the militaristic force to always follow orders blindly or you will get socially shunned. Not to forget that they excuse murder by dehumanizing their enemies.
** Worse, the author admitted on multiple accounts that this is intentional. According to certain posts, he might not even know the significance of something like the Holocaust and thinks mass murder is okay.
* AnIcePerson:
** Some of Dementia's attacks invoke this.
** Frosteye from ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic III''.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: In one chapter, Fluttershy has to go to the hospital, because of her appendix. Ponies don't have one. The author admitted he knows that, but he was too lazy to think up something else to make Fluttershy sick.
* AuthorAvatar:
** Lightning Dawn.
** [[invoked]] Or the Grand Ruler, whose design is directly lifted from the author's OC cosplay and WordOfGod even states that he's voiced by him.
*** When he came up with the concept for the first time, Celesto was even going to be named Mykan.
** Titan is theorized to represent the deep-seated hatred the author has for ''[=FiM=]''.
** Mykan has also stated that at some point, he will introduce a character named Mykan which will serve to emphasize his hatred of friendship.
* AuthorTract: Every chapter of the rewritten story when it was first posted started or ended with a rant by the author of how much better this story is compared to the original show. It has since been reposted a second time without the author's notes, however.
** One of the Aesops the fic preaches is "Friendship is useless, what you need is belief". [[BrokenAesop And then every sticky spot the protagonist gets in, he's saved by his friends, except when he calls upon the]] [[DeusExMachina uniforce]].
* AWizardDidIt: When not NarratingTheObvious, Mykan tends to explain away major plot holes and details with either "magic" or "belief".
* BackFromTheDead:
** Titan suddenly returns in the Season 1 finale, [[spoiler: and returns again in The Movie]]
** In ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic III'', [[spoiler:Fratello's ghost combines with his replacement robot body]].
* BigBad:
** Titan in ''My Little Unicorn''[=/=]''My Brave Unicorn: Star Fleet Magic'' [[spoiler: and ''My Brave Pony: The Movie'']].
** Queen Chrysalis in ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic II''.
** King Sombra in ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic III''.
** Sapphira in ''My Brave Pony: Starfleet Humans''.
** The Dark King in ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic IV''.
* BlackAndWhiteMorality: The unicorns are good, Titan is evil. There is no depth to any of the characters.
* BrokenAesop: The author wrote the story to try and prove that you don't need friends to succeed, and that friendship isn't magic, but rather useless. However, in the vast majority of the fights in the series, it's Lighting's friends who figure out how to defeat a monster or do most of the work, with Lightning only blasting the Rainbow Rod or the Uniforce at the end as a finishing blow. The Grand Ruler even says at one point that friendship is an important part of magic, completely contradicting the fic's intention. It gets even more broken with the fact that one of the major inspirations for the story is ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', a franchise that emphasizes teamwork, even ''with'' certain seasons ([[Franchise/SuperSentai and Japanese counterparts]]) having notorious cases of SpotlightStealingSquad.
* ButtMonkey:
** Krysta. An entire chapter is dedicated to her getting constantly wet in the fight with a water monster.
** Another example is Ace Ray.
* CainAndAbel: [[StrawLoser Ace Ray]] (whose "crime" is [[TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong complaining about Starfleet]]) and his sister Skye.
* CallingYourAttacks: "RAINBOW FORCE...!" "DRILL QUILL...!" [[DigimonAdventure02 "STAR SHOWER...!"]] [[RougeAnglesOfSatin "PTEAL]] [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} DANCE!"]] ...And so on. Strangely, they even call their attacks when pulling out their weapons.
* TheChosenMany: Lightning and Celesto are the only two alicorns that can use the Uniforce... besides Cerise, a one-shot character from ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic II''. [[spoiler: Oh, and Raven can do it too]].
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: The entire premise of the story is based around this. The author has stated in forums that he believes in this concept.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Unicorns of a certain color tend to live in a specific area of Unicornicopia. For example, blue unicorns live in Bluesville. The only remotely clever name is [[PunnyName O-Range]] for orange unicorns.
* CompletelyMissingThePoint:
** The author thinks that friendship is magic in the sense that it is an actual force to fight, similar to a [[DragonBallZ Kamehameha]], instead of just a positive virtue.
*** In all honesty, that's not entirely wrong in the show of origin, as the Elements of Harmony can best be described as high-grade weaponized friendship. So yeah, friendship is magic and it ''can'' blast your face off.
** For being a revenge/hate fic, the sequel actually shows Twilight and her friends to be more competent in general than Lightning and Starfleet.
* ConceptsAreCheap: The fanfic's supposed theme, believing, is constantly being thrown about. However, its message is ridiculously weak and vague.
* {{Crossover}}: Originally, the intent was for My Little Unicorn to be completely separate from MLP:FIM, but eventually it became a crossover, and then was fully integrated into an MLP story.
* DarkWorld: The Dark Planet, formerly called the Dimension of Darkness.
* DeathByOriginStory: As we learn through flashback narration, the case for Lightning's family. In the remake, the same goes for [[spoiler: Starla's parents, Buddy Rose's parents and Buddy Rose's cousin's parents]].
* DemotedToExtra: Countless characters.
** Cookie Dough, who was a core member of the team in the initial series, was removed for several stories and when reintroduced in ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic III'', was a minor character. The DeviantART remake brings him back, not as a member, but as a recurring background character.
** Krysta is acknowledged maybe once or twice in ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic III'' despite being the main character's best friend.
* DepartmentofRedundancyDepartment: A particularly infamous example is in the Ace Ray chapter of ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic III'', where Penny states "I'm not just a doctor of medicine and psychology. I know a thing or two about science", not realizing that both medicine and psychology are sciences.
* DeusExMachina:
** The Uniforce. A force of good only unicorns with golden horns can summon to amplify their magic by shouting that they believe. It is never explained what it really is, why only golden horned unicorns can use it and how the Grand Ruler discovered it, but it is the main attack to kill all {{Big Bad}}s.
** Mystic Light, the finishing move of [[spoiler: The Grand Celestial Ruler]].
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler: Twilight dies in Lightning's arms]].
* DisproportionateRetribution:
** Titan got his face disfigured in his past and was shunned by everyone for his hideous looks afterwards. Years later, he kills his entire species and starts to destroy parts of the multiverse for no other reason than that it is fun. [[spoiler: His former fiancee,]] Serpentari also has a similar motive.
** The author wrote the entire fanfic, which insults bronies as being losers who dare to believe in positive things, because one single brony made fun of him.
*** [[spoiler: In the sequel he makes Cadance suffer, just because he does not like the fact that in the show, she got happily married]].
** Ace Ray gets sent to an insane asylum and essentially brainwashed into liking Star Fleet, for the crime of... saying mean things about them and beating up his sister.
* DistressBall: Given to all of Equestria when Nightmare Moon and her allies enslave the place without much resistance and take Luna and Celestia hostage. Naturally, the Unicornicopians have to come to the rescue.
* DramaticEllipsis: Overused thoughout the fanfic and a defining characteristic of the author's fanfics in general.
* DramaticReading:
** A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7tT1TLFVdQ few]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaJ98gyLGDY have]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FREAjSrsXDQ popped]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE6VqpnXQzc up]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7nNh2TOGvs&list=UUZAllWXm6VopnzUZmrHtClQ As well]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxSuAZxgyO0&list=UUZAllWXm6VopnzUZmrHtClQ as this]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFIY-2zTZuI&list=UUZAllWXm6VopnzUZmrHtClQ Let’s Read]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDUYvK_hKC8&list=UUZAllWXm6VopnzUZmrHtClQ series.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShH2cMbv8Og There's this one-shot.]]
** There’s also [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x24uoi3_starfleet-humans_tech this reading of]][[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x24urdc_star-fleet-mumans_fun Starfleet Humans]]
* EarthShatteringKaboom: What happens to Equestria and Unicornicopia. ItGotBetter.
* {{Expy}}: Most of the characters. Made most obvious in one of the author's Website/YouTube videos explaining his characters, clearly showing that they are recolors of the original show's cast!
** The Grand Ruler and Lightning Dawn are male versions of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Celestia and Twilight Sparkle]], while Starla Shine is based on [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Rarity]]. Lightning's [[spoiler: Enticorn form]] is said to be a combination of a [[Anime/DragonBallZ Super Saiyan]] and an [[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce Anodite]]
** Krysta is named after the main character of ''WesternAnimation/FernGullyTheLastRainforest'' and appearance-wise is pretty much Fluttershy with her mane and coat color swapped, and in human form.
** Dyno and Myte are based on Mas Y Menos from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''.
** Rhymey, Abra Kadabra and Goldwin are based on Muffy Mouse, Waldo the Magnificent and Jeff Hyslop from ''Series/TodaysSpecial''.
** Titan is inspired by [[Anime/SailorMoon Wiseman]] and [[Franchise/CareBears No-Heart]].
** In ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic III'', Raven, [[spoiler: Twilight's assassin]], is named and based off the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' character.
* FairyCompanion: Krysta for Lightning. Named after a certain [[WesternAnimation/FernGullyTheLastRainforest other animated fairy]].
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: By the bucket load. [[spoiler: Discord, Titan and Nightmare Moon get blown up. The deaths of Titan`s henchponies get handwaved with the excuse that they were just artificial beings. Worst example is probably in ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic II'', where Cadance's brother [[BigBad Fratello]] gets killed by her and then blown up, because [[MoralEventHorizon the author wanted to make her suffer]].]]
* FantasticRacism: Members of Starfleet tend to point out quite often how superior they are compared to Equestrians.
* FixFic: With the elements the author seeks to change being ''[[HateFic absolutely everything]]''.
* {{Flanderization}}:
** Twilight and friends are reduced to their basic personality traits. For instance, Applejack’s only personality trait in the story is her accent. Rarity is only defined by her love of fashion, is portrayed as constantly forcing makeovers on those who don't want them and whining quite a bit. Pinkie Pie is portrayed as being so annoying that even her friends groan at her and is also shown to be a bit of a crybaby.
** Even his own characters aren't immune from it. In his first appearance, Ace Ray does hate Starfleet but has other priorities such as his sister. By the time of ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic III'', all he does is rant about his hatred of Starfleet and hates his sister.
* FlatCharacter: Every single character. The first time they show up, everyone gets introduced by showing off their one defining character trait (like Artie being an artist, Rhymey talking in rhymes etc.). After that, they are just generic fighters for the rest of the fic. While everyone has their own set of attacks, personality-wise, they are pretty much interchangeable. This gets especially glaring when we get introduced to Dyno and Myte, whose defining character traits are being twins who speak in Mexican slang. In the fimchan discussion, the author mentions that this was intentional because he believes that personality holds back the possibilities with his characters and has no place in a species of warriors. Many of the villains manage to get even less characterization.
** The most extreme example of a flat character is Melantha, one of Sombra's four minions in ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic III''. While other characters at least have a backstory and one character trait, Melantha has no characterization at all.
* FullyDressedCartoonAnimal: Everyone in Unicornicopia dresses up in ridiculous ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' bodysuits.
* FurryReminder: "And he threw his head high up into the air and let out a very loud and mournful NEIGH... just like the pony he was."
* GenericDoomsdayVillain:
** Titan. He has great power and wants to destroy Unicornicopia so he can spread chaos and destruction over reality, [[ForTheEvulz just because]]. His dialogue is dripping in [[LargeHam clichés]] and there is nothing unique about his appearance at all. Being StupidEvil and going with the first Saturday morning cartoon plot his minions come up with doesn't help matters.
** Queen Chrysalis [[spoiler: and Fratello]] in ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic II''.
** King Sombra in ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic III''.
** Presumably, The Dark King will be this in ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic IV''.
* GottaCatchThemAll: The second half of the story is devoted to heroes and villains trying to find the "Rainbow Stones," (Renamed the Star Stones in the remake) which would grant them new powers; ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic III'' has them search for the shattered remains of the Crystal Heart.
* GreenThumb:
** Invoked with Buddy Rose to some degree. He is so good, he can even restore dead plants.
** Melantha from ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic III''.
* HateFic
* HeelFaceTurn:
** [[spoiler: Queen Chrysalis]] in ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic II''.
** [[spoiler: Distraught]] in ''My Brave Pony: The Movie''.
** [[spoiler: Phaedra]] in ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic III''.
* [[HijackedByGanon Hijacked By Titan]]: Twice, in fact. Towards the end of Season 1, Nightmare Moon is built up as the final antagonist, when suddenly Titan reappears. [[spoiler: He then returns in The Movie, hijacking the role of main villain from Distraught.]]
* {{Hypocrite}}: The author, big time. He spends most of his time bragging on how evil people who bash the work of others can be (something related to him being the victim of several mocks over the years) and admitted to have worked as a child entertainer who taught little kids about how important friendship and believing in yourself is. But then he created this fanfic to bash a show just because it rules on ThePowerOfFriendship, admits to being glad when he makes fans of the show angry/sad with his work, and abandoned the concept of believing in yourself entirely for the remake. Let`s not forget that he hates the original show with a passion, but watched it 'til the second season finale, and actually ships his GaryStu with Celestia because he himself has a crush on her.
* InNameOnly: UpToEleven.
* {{Irony}}:
** The author wrote this story partly because he thinks ''[=FiM=]'' is too girly, childish, and does not appeal to boys that much. His story contains effeminate characters with girlish interests, fairies, songs from children's shows like ''StrawberryShortcake'' and ''BarneyAndFriends'', and fights with choreography that's inspired by ''Anime/SailorMoon''.
** Also ironic is how Titan, a character portrayed as a spiteful villain who hates friendship and happiness, shares multiple personality traits with the author himself.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Discord and, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9026708/16/My-Brave-Pony-Starfleet-Magic-III as of Starfleet Magic III, Twilight Sparkle]]]]
* TheLoad:
** Lightning Dawn. Despite his physical strength, most of the villains use magic and his inability to use magic is quite a liability in battle. Anytime he finishes a battle is with his Uniforce.
** Krysta is more of a hindrance to the others than anything.
** Brain also qualifies.
* MagicKnight:
** Applies to all the winged unicorns, especially Rhymey.
** Harkin from ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic III'' has shades of this too.
** [[spoiler: Spike as the Dragon Knight]].
* MasterRace: The winged unicorns of Unicornicopia and their "god" known as Grand Ruler are seen as that. They themselves have no problem to call others out on how inferior they are to them because they live on the ground alone.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: Most chapters deal with the good guys blowing up Titan's recently created monster/Chrysalis's new changeling.
* {{MST}}: There are plenty of them.
** [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WJb_GChdFbZK-bhvKffmyw6XTeA6_hv3FUJyA6BnHP0/edit?pli=1 One in particular]] was written by the people who also mocked ''Fanfic/PastSins''. Has its [[FanFic/MyLittleUnicornBelivingIsMagicMST own page]].
** [[http://www.projectafterforums.com/index.php?showtopic=3025 A few]] [[http://www.projectafterforums.com/index.php?showtopic=3128 have also]] [[http://www.projectafterforums.com/index.php?showtopic=3440 cropped up]] [[http://www.projectafterforums.com/index.php?showtopic=3789 on Project]] [[http://www.projectafterforums.com/index.php?showtopic=4467 A.F.T.E.R's forums]], where Mykan is a regular target of [[{{MST}} MSTs]].
*** Though he's close to becoming a DiscreditedMeme, [[http://www.projectafterforums.com/index.php?s=b399d6f66c340b1f77dcbf5e4ff2f4fe&showtopic=4215 as this tutorial seems to prove]].
** Why, God, Why? have also [[http://www.whygodwhy.org/t3577-my-little-mary-sues-magic-is-believing-in-anthromorphic-winged-unicorns taken a crack at it]].
** [[http://wildtraveller.deviantart.com/art/Mr-Tiem-s-Fic-Commentary-My-Little-Unicorn-Ch-1-417222468 A couple have]] [[http://themaninthefoxmask.deviantart.com/favourites/55871588 also been posted]] on ''Website/DeviantArt''. [[http://beats0me.deviantart.com/art/MST-My-Barve-Pony-III-Chpather-5-Part1-420158790 As well as one]] that focuses specifically on Chapter 5 of the third series. [[http://themanicalmaniak.deviantart.com/art/Starfleet-Magic-A-Mykan-Mock-446343237 Another one]] focuses on a rewrite of the chapter that introduces Titan’s backstory.
** [[http://silvertie.net/post/26273541447/silvertie-fanfiction-theatre-my-little-unicorn-magic And here’s]] another one.
** And the [[http://www.fimfiction.net/group/201778/rage-reviews/thread/107083/the-rage-review-of-all-rage-reviews-my-little-unicorn-magic-is-believing Rage Review]] of it on Website/FimfictionDotNet.
** There’s also this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bICaKIUn_A video]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VMzSQY3aIY review]].
** And [[WebVideo/TheReviewTeam Z-Squared's]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF7uaEYUuY4&list=UU5r93RTMqkET8Y9rHWainuA review]].
* TheMultiverse: Unicornicopia is supposedly part of only one of many dimensions in a multiverse, whose worlds the unicorns can visit. But the author repeatedly mixes up the terms planet and dimension to the point where he refers to the planets themselves as other planes of reality.
** The remake attempted to fix this by saying that they are in fact planets, but transportation between planets is still called "dimension travel".
* NarratingTheObvious: The author tends to spell out everything, such as outright telling the audience how a mirror-based monster has the power to reflect attacks right back after it's been shown to the audience multiple times already.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted, though it's not certain whether this was deliberate. There are two characters named Rani in the series: Khan's wife in the Movie, and Reginald Rolls' wife in ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic III''.
* PaletteSwap:
** A particularly lazy example; as seen on the author's YouTube video on the characters, as the cast consist of just recolours of Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy and Scootaloo. Made even more obvious by the fact that, with the exception of Lightning Dawn, the author never actually bothered to recolour their eyes.
*** Heck, Rhymey isn't even a recolour; just Fluttershy with a horn, clothing, yellow tail, mane and different hairstyle.
** [[invoked]] Starla Shine is, according to recent videos, just a Rarity clone, but not [[WordOfGod as shallow as the original]]. He has tried to cover this up by... slightly darkening Starla's coat, which he feels "ruins the design".
* ParentalSubstitute: Grand Ruler for Lightning. Not that [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot their relationship has any significance on the overall plot]].
* PhantomZone: The Dimension of Darkness/Dark Planet.
* {{Plagiarism}}: A regular accusation levied towards Mykan and it has proven to be accurate on some occasions. For example, in a Youtube video introducing the characters, Krysta's design was a recolor of a DeviantART picture depicting Fluttershy as a human, while Starla Shine is ''just Rarity''.
* PoorCommunicationKills: Episode 9 of ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic II'' sees a Changeling almost escape due to an argument between Lightning and Starla.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. The author is not afraid to proclaim how much he hates the very idea of it.
* ThePowerOfHate: Pretty much what gave birth to this story. The author appears to be a big fan of it.
* RecursiveAcronym: Dream, or Dream Reprise Emulating Action Machine.
* RecycledInSPACE: Invoked InNameOnly seeing as ''My Little Unicorn: Star Fleet Magic'' is just ''Magic is Believing'' with a few extra lines and the [[AnAesop Aesop]] of "believing" cut out.
** It's been reposted again after being taken down, with the author's notes and many of the songs now cut completely.
** The DeviantART version brings back some of the songs, and attempts to rewrite some of the dialogue with barbs specifically pointed towards his critics.
* TheRemake: ''My Little Unicorn: Starfleet Magic'' is an ongoing remastered version of ''My Little Unicorn.'' Beside minor changes regarding obvious narrative flaws, not much has really changed at all.
* RememberTheNewGuy:
** [[spoiler: Turns out, the second main antagonist of ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic II'' is Cadance's brother Fratello, who we never heard of before. Not to mention that Equestria seemingly has been invaded by robots around 15 years ago, of which no one has a memory of.]]
** Another example would be Krysta's adopted son Twink, who suddenly appears with no foreshadowing in ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic II'', Episode 1. When asked about why he suddenly appears, Mykan answered "New characters get thrown in all the time (everyone knows that)".
* RevengeFic: As stated by the author:
-->''"I do not like FIM at all... in fact I hate it and wish it were never made... and it makes me angry with all its lies and falsehoods about friendship being magic and the true salvation. Not to mention all the horrid emotional pains it brings me. So…I create this to bash at it."''
* SatelliteLoveInterest:
** Lightning and Starla. They develop a crush [[LoveAtFirstSight on first sight]] and we never learn much about her other than her interest in astronomy, which is practically forgotten after her introduction. Starla doesn't even appear in the author's video of character bios for the fic!
** Another example would be Rhymey and Fluttershy in the later half of the story.
** Celestia to the Grand Ruler.
* ShoutOut: Frequent, to the point of near-Plagiarism.
** The scene of the Grand Ruler dancing and doing hopscotch is inspired by a sketch from ''TodaysSpecial''.
** Replacement villain Serpent-Terror was named after a mecha from ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' before the author changed his name to Serpent-Tyrant. Later revisions change it to a female character named Serpentari, but she pretty much acts the same.
** The general plot of Titan's return and the way the heroes face him of shows parallels to the first episodes of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.
** Inquirius is named after the species/homeplanet of the unnerving mentor of ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo''.
** The author admitted that the Uniforce is inspired from another DeusExMachina from ''{{Medabots}}'', combined with [[Anime/YuGiOh Exodia's power]].
** Most of the songs were lifted from other sources, including TodaysSpecial and ShiningTimeStation. He does cite where they came from, narrowly avoiding {{Plagiarism}}.
** The sequence in the third fanfic where the team goes to "Brogan" is heavily inspired by the ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' movie.
* ShowDontTell: One of the story's main problems from a technical standpoint is that the author drives the plot forward more through the means of narrative exposition instead of actual dialogue or interaction between characters. The story also lacks detailed descriptions of fight scenes or settings, making it feel rushed. This is explained by the author as a result of him trying to make every chapter like a summary of a TV episode instead of working on a good narration.
* SlidingScaleOfAnthropomorphism: The characters are ponies in the same way as the characters of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', but the author makes a big deal out of the fact that they can actually walk on two legs like humans most of the time. Rather than using their hooves like hands, Starfleet at the very least uses gloves that function as human hands.
* SlidingScaleOfPlotVersusCharacters: The fic is on the extreme end of the plot side of the spectrum, in that the author explicitly says that he believes complex characterization is confusing and can hold back the plot.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: UpToEleven. According to WordOfGod, the population of Unicornicopia consists mostly of males. While the story has at least five female winged unicorns in it, only Starla (who is mostly there as the LoveInterest) and Dementia have any form of slight significance to the overall plot.
* SpiritualAntithesis: The fanfic is this to ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' as a whole. While [=FiM=] is based around ThePowerOfFriendship, MLU is based around the power of belief.
* SpiritualSuccessor: The fanfic is considered this to ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}''.
* StellarName: Starla Shine as well as the [[SarcasmMode creatively named]] Celesto (AKA The Grand Ruler).
* StrictlyFormula: Many of the chapters, especially in the first half of the fic, all go the same route: Lightning has to help a friend, one of Titan's minions and the MonsterOfTheWeek appear, [[LeeroyJenkins Lightning charges at the monster and fails to even scratch it]], his friend figures out a way to weaken it, Lightning finishes it with the Rainbow Rod, the minion flees and is scolded by Titan, EverybodyLaughsEnding, and The Grand Ruler spells out AnAesop.
* StuffBlowingUp:
** To the point that every time something blows up, the author uses onomatopoeia like "Kabloom" and "Bang".
** Dyno and Mite like causing this.
* SuddenNameChange: In ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic II'', the newly militarized MLP cast is called the [[TheSomethingForce Friendship Force]]. In ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic III'', they are now called "Friendship is Magic"... at least until the DeviantART rewrite, where they have always been called [=FiM=].
* SugarApocalypse: Unicornicopia being destroyed by Discord.
* SugarBowl: Unicornicopia, with its population of winged unicorns and places named after colors.
* SuperSentai: One of the main inspirations for the author. The unicorns fight their enemies like Franchise/PowerRangers, minus the giant robots.
* TakeThat:
** Titan blowing up Equestria and the author turning the main cast into losers who can't do anything without the Unicornicopians' help may be one, taking the RevengeFic nature of the story into account.
** A more explicit example is given later on. In a flashback chapter, we see the Grand Ruler as a teenager being constantly bullied by a unicorn with the name Dusk Shine. Said character is based on someone who posted on fimchan and asked the author about various {{Plot Hole}}s.
** The entirety of Chapter 5 of Starfleet Magic 3 is a prolonged attack on all his critics.
* ThatRemindsMeOfASong: With the exception of the "Theme Song," all of the songs are there just to be there.
** Most of the songs were removed in subsequent revisions, although that's more because Mykan believed that they were the reason the older versions were removed, as Fanfiction.net has a (rarely-enforced) rule against using copyrighted songs. As DeviantART does not have the same limitations, that version retains the songs.
* TookALevelInDumbass: Twilight and her friends. When meeting Rhymey during his visit in Equestria, they all mistake him for a crossdressing Fluttershy. Bonus points go to Rarity, who outright states she has no problem that "she" completely transformed herself with magic into a male. The remake tries to address this by making them believe that she is disguised, which manages to make them look even dumber.
** [[FridgeBrilliance Not necessarily]]; see the entry for {{PaletteSwap}} above.
* TrollFic: What many bronies think this story is. [[PoesLaw It isn't.]] He's been writing stuff like this since 2006, and he apparently sets a word quota for himself (every story MUST be equivalent to the average 30-minute episode, no exceptions). Then again, he might just be a ''ridiculously'' persistent troll...
** Mykan briefly attempted to release non-Starfleet MLP fanfics that were likely intended to troll fans of the show by ending after the first chapter with no intention to continue. It didn't work.
* TwoGirlsToATeam: Krysta and Starla in the first one.
* UnexplainedRecovery:
** [[spoiler:Nightmare Moon, who has survived her demise at the end of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E2ElementsofHarmony Elements Of Harmony]], and Titan, after being blown up halfway through the story.]]
** [[spoiler:Speaking of Titan, turns out he survived getting THROWN INTO THE SUN and becomes the BigBad of The Movie.]]
* VillainDecay:
** [[spoiler:Discord, god of chaos and, in general, considered one of the best characters in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', is reduced to a brainwashed monster henchman of BigBad Titan near the end of the story and loses his reality warping abilities. To add insult to injury, he gets KilledOffForReal by Celestia.]]
** [[spoiler:The sequel also does this to Queen Chrysalis.]]
* VillainTeamUp:
** Nightmare Moon and Titan's henchmen team up in order to take over Equestria.
** A smaller-scale example occurs in Episode 16 of ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic III'', where Raven and Harkin team up.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
** Inquirius and Cookie Dough (who was a core member of Star Fleet in the first one) don`t play any role in the sequels. According to WordOfGod that`s because he had no idea how to use them anymore. The same goes for Abra Kadabra, who is only there to make Goldwin come alive.
** Another example is ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic II'' one-shot character Cerise, who, despite being a high-ranked Starfleet member and being only the 3rd character shown to be able to use the Uniforce, is only mentioned once in passing later.
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim:
** In one chapter, Rep-Stallion is ready to deliver the killing blow to Lightning when Titan calls him back for no reason at all. If he had just given him five more seconds, the hero would have been dead. Titan later explains that this is because he [[IWantThemAlive wants Lighting alive]] so he can take his powers. Not exactly the smartest plan when Lighting is the only one who is able to defeat him.
** Happens again in ''My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic III'', Episode 11, where Phaedra is called away by Sombra when she is about to kill Royce and Pinkie Pie, though at least this time there's a reasonable explanation (She already got the Crystal Heart Sombra told her to get).
* WingedUnicorn: Most of the characters.
* YouAreNumberSix: Unicorns have serial numbers on their jumpsuits (CM's being another one of the things the author didn't get[=/=]like and changed).
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