[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/06/story-of-mares-and-magic.html Of Mares and Magic]] is a ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' {{Shipping}} fic.

Needs WikiMagic.

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!!Tropes:
* BadAss: Twilight easily qualifies, as does Applejack. Given how she casually deals with [[LightningBruiser Rainbow Dash]], Trixie probably qualifies as well. [[spoiler: By the time she's done her soul-searching quest, she definetly does. She fights '''Dragons'''.]]
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Derpy ends up taking Trixie's side [[spoiler:in the seventh contest]] because Trixie didn't gawk or make fun of her eyes when they first met.
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler: Twilight Sparkle]] seems to outdo even Celestia in this fic. She [[spoiler: places Trixie's scry spell on a photo in Trixie's bag to listen in on her, faking StalkerWithACrush behaviour and [[InvokedTrope invoking]] LoopholeAbuse in order to test Trixie's determination and compassion for her]]. This shows up even earlier when she [[spoiler: actually uses her magic at [[CurbStompBattle full power for once]] in the third trial in order to gain the rights to spend time with Trixie through more LoopholeAbuse, so she can learn more about her and finally become friends with her.]]
* DefrostingIceQueen: Trixie.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Trixie Lulamoon. [[TheWoobie So]], [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy so]] [[SurvivorsGuilt much]].
* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: Derpy and Fluttershy became a couple after the former crashed into the latter's cottage and had to be nursed back to health.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: These are what [[spoiler: Trixie]] ends up fighting when [[spoiler: she leaves Ponyville to become stronger at magic.]]
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler: Trixie pulls this on Twilight, because the title they're battling for requires the challenge to go [[WalkingTheEarth walking the earth]]. Fortunately for her, Twilight [[XanatosGambit has it all under control]].]]
* OverNineThousand: [[spoiler: At the tournament, Twilight's magic point average is revealed to be this.]]
* RecursiveFanfiction: The first chapter of ''Fanfic/TheSweetieChroniclesFragments'' is set in this universe.
* RelationshipUpgrade: Derpy and Fluttershy had this before the story began, as did [[spoiler: Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie.]] By the end of the story, [[spoiler: Twilight and Trixie have gotten here as well.]]
* [[spoiler: SecretlyDying]]: [[spoiler: Trixie's dad was revealed to be this.]]
* [[spoiler: SexyDiscretionShot]]: [[spoiler:"Whatever ''that'' was, it sure was a doozy!]]
* SeriousBusiness: Titles are prestigious enough that there are formal rules regarding how they are transferred and competed for, and ''seventy'' unicorns end up competing for "Great and Powerful" in the tournament. And the subsequent victor will spend the rest of their life stalked by challengers. [[spoiler:Said rules have a few useful loopholes to avoid most of the hassle, though.]]
* ShoutOut: Sprinkled throughout, including;
** Sea Pony Lyra makes an appearance.
** At one point, Trixie [[spoiler: ends up heading into the Everfree Forest to find the CMC, and stumbles upon [[StoryOfTheBlanks a certain village]].]]
** I a minor form, the tournament roster contains several minor characters (Blueblood, Lyra, Vinyl Scratch and Moondancer) in order to give the competition more content.
* StalkerWithACrush: Twilight often comes across as this, [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope she's not.]]]]
* ThirdPersonPerson: [[CaptainObvious Guess who...]]
* WalkingTheEarth: [[spoiler: Trixie]] does this near the end of the story to become a more powerful unicorn. By the end of the fic, she has to do it again because [[spoiler: it's a requirement of winning the title of Great and Powerful.]] Fortunately, [[spoiler: Twilight pulls her [[LoopholeAbuse Loophole Abusing]] [[XanatosGambit Xanatos Gambit]] at this point.]]
* WellDoneSonGuy: Trixie is this to her father as part of her [[FreudianExcuse backstory as to why she was a bully]].