Destination: Equestria is the central canon of Ponychan's (A WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic imageboard) /rp/, or [[{{PlayByPostGames}} roleplay]], board. Despite being themed around My Little Pony, [[{{Hellsing}} it]] [[Franchise/DragonBall has]] [[Series/DoctorWho numerous]] [[VideoGame/{{BlazBlue}} crossover]] [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} characters]] [[{{NoMoreHeroes}} from]] [[Franchise/{{Digimon}} various]] [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} media]]. It is, in essence, a MegaCrossover mess, but an enjoyable one nontheless.

D:E, as it's abbreviated, was born early on in Ponychan's history when the first crossover character appeared, posting in that character's format. The earliest of these characters not from the MLP show were [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Karkat]], [[{{Hitler}} Hitlar]], [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Marceline the Vampire Queen]], and StatlerAndWaldorf, who often acted as {{Troll}}s either in pretend or in actuality. One of the earliest semblances of this canon was a Statler and Waldorf vs. Rarity series, which helped to promote the idea of roleplaying non-pony characters and interact with both pony and other non-pony characters. There eventually became such a saturation of these types of posters, they were moved to the /rp/ board, which was scheduled for deletion at the time. There these posters continued the creation and expansion of their random adventures under a broad, general canon. It was eventually named after several developments on the board to help differentiate other canons (yes they exist) from one another, and was named based on all the immigrant characters.

Drama is expected (like all roleplaying forums and {{real life}}). Administrivia/YouHaveBeenWarned.
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!!The following characters have appeared in the canon. Not all are necessarily still present.

* Anime/DragonBallZ
** Goku (One of the oldest characters on the board)
** Gohan (The standard Gohan and the [[{{AlternateContinuity}} Alternate Continuity]] Gohan)
** Vegeta
** Bardock
** Broly
** Kid Buu
* TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee
** Juniper Lee
* WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong
** Fu Dog
* StarWars
** Boba Fett
** Obi-Wan Kenobi
** Qui-Gon Jinn
** Yoda
* WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra
** Avatar Korra
** Naga
* Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann
** Kamina
** Simon
** The Anti-Spiral
* Anime/{{Hellsing}}
** Alucard
** Seras Victoria
** For the record, Walter hasn't actually turned up. There's a pony vampire [[NamesTheSame who just happens to have the same name]] but is otherwise mostly different.
* Franchise/{{Digimon}}
** [[Anime/DigimonSavers Masaru Daimon and Agumon]]
** [[MangaDigimonNext Norn]]
** Various Digimon
* Series/{{Torchwood}}
** Jack Harkness
* Manga/{{Gintama}}
** Gintoki
* Manga/OnePiece
** Brook
* MegasXLR
** Coop
** Kiva
* StaticShock
** Static Shock
* Franchise/{{Castlevania}}
** Julius Belmont
** Soma Cruz
** Simon Belmont
* DevilMayCry
** Dante
* Anime/BlackRockShooter
** Black★Rock Shooter/Kuroi Mato
* VideoGame/{{Prototype}}
** Alex Mercer
* Franchise/{{Super Mario Bros}}
** Bowser
* Franchise/{{Sonic The Hedgehog}}
** Dr. Robitnik
* Franchise/{{Pokemon}}
** Black
** White
** Mewtwo
** Rayquaza
** Lugia
** Assorted Pokémon
* Other
** Santa's main eight reindeer (usually seasonally)
** A [[GodEmperor Once-Emperess]] Celestia from another universe, before Nightmare Moon's civil war all but destroying Equestria.

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!!Provides examples of:

* AdventureFriendlyWorld
** Both played straight and inverted, as some adventures have been known to get messy and downright cruel, depending on who's participating and leading the adventures.
* AlternateUniverse / AlternateDimension: Where some characters come from.
* TheAmazon: Everfree Forest.
* AttemptedRape:
** Attempted rape sometimes occurs in shipping threads. Occasionally someone overdoes it and gets banned.
* BigBad:
** A series of threads occurred which focused on [=RPers=] battling a big boss Battle.
** A couple of [=RPs=] that have a storyline feature a Big Bad that's causing the trouble at hand.
* CanonDiscontinuity:
** When you've got the entire Son line from Franchise/DragonBall living at once, there's at least a little discontinuity.
* CanonWelding
* CasualTimeTravel: Relatively common in the early days, now almost entirely averted.
* CharacterOverlap
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: More than a few people create characters with a rough outline of their personalities, then let them develop through roleplay. This can lead to a character's "final" personality being far different from how they were initially.
* CityOfAdventure: Ponyville.
** Also Cloudsdale and Canterlot have been subjected to this several times.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Occasionally. Crossover characters in particular tend to come from places less friendly than Equestria.
* DebutQueue: Justified.
* DramaBomb:
** Some players are prone to kicking their own characters in the face on a regular basis. Sudden death (either killing off their main character or a close friend or relative), miscarriage, adultery, begging in the streets...you name it.
* EasingIntoTheAdventure: Both played straight and averted. Some adventures are eased into. Others just blatantly take off on a whim.
* EveryoneMeetsEveryone
* ExpandedUniverse: Heavily fuelled by the countless amount of fanon from the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fanbase as well as the expanded universes of all crossover characters.
* GoodGuyBar: A lot of places wind up becoming this from the high density of hero characters.
** Inverted with The Cross Bones Bar: founded by a sadistic, evil character named Shade Shatterer, random NPC characters were brought in at random to be cut up, maimed, and even eaten.
*** And then played straight again when Shade turned good - the Crossbones is now a friendly bar that attracts all sorts of characters.
* HighSchoolAU: The Destination: High School canon on the same website.
* IChooseToStay: Often.
* IntercontinuityCrossover: And how. There is practically no limit to this, in [[{{SerialEscalation}} any direction on any scale]].
* LawfulStupid:
** A few of the hero type characters embrace this trope as if it were their long lost brother.
** Mostly averted by the Royal Guard characters.
* [[HoYay Les Yay]]: A fair bit of the shipping done features lesbian couples. [[invoked]]
* TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday: Often done when someone wants a new chill thread or when their character wants to start a shop or store. Pizza Parlours, restaurants, record stores, candy shops, ect. They all randomly come and go.
* MagicalLand: Equestria.
* MegaCrossover: Just take a look at the list of imported characters.
* NaiveNewcomer: Common with crossover characters.
* OffscreenRebuilding: Ponyville town hall gets bombed? It's fixed in the next thread.
** Firebombed in a thread revolving around ''a water balloon fight'', no less.
* OurLichesAreDifferent: The Requiem arc.
* TeamUpSeries: In battles.
* UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny:
** [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Gurren Lagann]] VS Manga/GetterRobo [[spoiler:(Gurren Lagann won)]]
** Boss Battle threads can often be considered this.
* WelcomeEpisode: Common, given the long-running history of the canon.
** As well as being how a good number of characters and newcomers introduce themselves to the /rp/ board.
* [[YouAllMeetInAnInn You All Meet in a Bar]]: Or some other form of food serving place. Cross Bones, Baffle's Blender, and O'Random's are common versions of this trope.