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''The Successors'' is a ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' {{fanfic}} written by Portmeirion and based on a storyline and artwork by [[http://valkyrie-girl.deviantart.com/ Valkyrie-Girl]].

Set [[ExtyYearsFromNow one thousand years after the conclusion of the series]], the story deals with the adventures of two earth pony sisters, Blue Moon and Summer Sun, who are transformed into alicorns by the Elements of Harmony and appointed to rule Equestria after the deaths of the former princesses. Renamed Aurora and Corona, respectively, the sisters are forced to adapt to their new lives quickly in order to deal with a grave new threat.

The fic is currently ongoing and can be read [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/45201/The-Successors here]].
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!! This ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' {{Fanfic}} contains examples of the following tropes:

* BadDreams: Aurora suffers from these after she hears that Ponyville is being plagued by [[spoiler: Nightmare Moon]].
* BigFancyCastle: Canterlot Palace. Corona gets lost in it in Chapter 2.
* BigSisterInstinct: Aurora has this towards Corona, even though the two are twins.
* [[TheChosenOne The Chosen Two]]: Aurora and Corona.
* DeerInTheHeadlights: Aurora initially has this reaction when confronted with what appears to be [[spoiler: Nightmare Moon]].
* DontGoInTheWoods
* EdibleThemeNaming: Like her ancestors, Pink Pearl is named after a variety of apple.
* ExtyYearsFromNow: Takes place one thousand years in Equestria's future.
* FaceYourFears: [[spoiler: Aurora defeating a changeling disguised as Nightmare Moon.]]
* FamilyBusiness: Sweet Apple Acres, still owned and operated by the Apple family.
* {{Flashback}}: Every chapter begins with a scene from Blue Moon and Summer Sun's foalhood.
* ForegoneConclusion: Anyone who follows Valkyrie-Girl's art [[spoiler: Will know "Nightmare Moon" is really a changeling and the sisters adopted her.]]
* GhostTown: There are several such towns in the Everfree Forest, remnants of a past attempt by Ponyville to “tame” the woods.
* HighClassGlass: [[MeaningfulName Glass Eye]], the princesses’ chief advisor, wears a monocle.
* InsufferableGenius: Aurora thinks her mentor Lord Stargazer is one.
* ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne: Aurora thinks so, due to the [[ComesGreatResponsibility awesome responsibility]] it brings.
* TheLostWoods: The Everfree Forest, even more so than usual.
* MedievalStasis: Equestria has changed relatively little in the past thousand years.
* MuckingInTheMud: The muddy bog in Chapter 4 makes moving difficult, and eventually starts to [[QuicksandSucks suck down its victims like quicksand]].
* MysteriousMist / OminousFog: Both occur in the swamp in Chapter 4. In addition to causing Aurora and Corona to get lost, they [[spoiler: herald the arrival of the Will O’ the Wisps]].
* MythologyGag: According to Lantern Jaw, members of the Apple family are renowned for their honesty.
* NoExceptYes: Corona, when asked how her flying lessons went:
--> '''Corona''': Um…awesome! Yeah, they were great. I, uh…well, I’m still having trouble taking off…and staying airborne…and, uh…landing…. ({{beat}}) Okay, so I’m not really doing all that great.
* NotAGame: When the sisters are entering the Everfree Forest, Corona makes a joke to lighten the mood; Aurora tells her that their mission is nothing to joke about.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Aurora in Chapter 4:
--> “Leave. Her. ''Alone!''”
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: The new princesses.
* SwampsAreEvil: The swamp in the Everfree Forest is quite sinister.
* [[ThisWasHisTrueForm This Was Her True Form]]: After Aurora defeats her, [[spoiler: “Nightmare Moon” is revealed to be a changeling]].
* ToughActToFollow: InUniverse, Aurora is afraid she’ll never match the legacy left behind by Celestia and Luna.
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: …once you’ve become an Equestrian princess.

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