Twilight of Equestria is a GrimDark ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' [[PlayByPostGames play by post]] roleplaying forum. It is set in an alternate universe, Refuge, whose residents regard the original Equestria as a myth. Most of the plot (and by connection, most of the characters) are drawn, one way or another, to a village located in the dead center of Refuge, Nexus. Nexus has plenty of weirdness to go around, with a [[OlderThanTheyLook mysteriously long-lived mayor]], an [[OurDemonsAreDifferent odd-eyed sheriff]], and members of the Mafia running around. And they're hardly the weirdest folks in Nexus...

It can be found [[http://z13.invisionfree.com/twilightofequestria/index.php?act=idx here]]
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!! This site provides examples of:
* AmbiguouslyEvil: Big Picture isn't evil, but, he basically started a zombie apocalypse (see below).
* AnimalEyeSpy: How the 'eyebugs' work.
* AntiVillain: Gramayre (at least, before he took on the guise of Dolus)
* AnyoneCanDie: Being a named character won't save you. Just ask Sugar High. Or Chromosome. Or Evening Primrose.
* ArtificialLimbs: Sprocket's specialty, which is going to come in handy because Glitz happens to need one.
* BiTheWay: [[GirlNextDoor Caramel Corn]] is comfortable mentioning she's into mares and stallions to Sunny Daze
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Acheron has shades of this; he seems to be all over the moral spectrum at times.
* BrainInAJar: Poor Jarvis.
* BoobyTrap: Cromosome retreated to an abandoned hotel and filled it with these after killing a large portion of Nexus' youth. [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath It didn't save him.]]
* CityNoir: New Manehattan.
* CoolOldGuy: Teskivel, the leader of the Fadeborn demons. Sky Dust classifies as a CoolOldLady despite her lack of physical aging.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Angel Dust is a [[ClusterFBomb harsh]], [[BadBoss ruthless]], and [[FamilyUnfriendlyViolence merciless]] mare at the head of the [[MegaCorp OPP corporation]]. She has ties to political corruption and the organized crime rings of New Manehattan.
* CursedWithAwesome: Just skim the active characters.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: You could do a sweep for this, too. [[TearJerker Just keep a box of tissues handy.]]
* DarkIsEdgy: Acheron.
* DarkIsNotEvil: [[UndeadChild Patchy]] [[FrankensteinsMonster Part]] is a genuinely innocent, eager to please young foal who has the misfortune of being made of corpses. Demons also ''can'' fall under this category, given that one of them is the sheriff of Nexus.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Oh so much. Pony-trafficking, illegal drugs, organized crime, demons, undead, and all kinds of amorality.
* DarkMagicalGirl: Sky Shadow in a nutshell.
* DitzyGenius: Sprocket, who often gets lost in familiar settings and can't remember where she put things because she's constantly thinking about her latest engineering project.
* DrugsAreBad: [[FantasticDrug "Mana"]] is a unicorn-specific drug that boosts magic -- at a serious cost. Some unicorns eventually [[AddictiveMagic can't do magic without it.]] "Hype" is another world-specific club drug with [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin exaggeratedly bad side effects]].
** TheAggressiveDrugDealer: Vlad the Inhaler. (Yup.)
* EmpathicEnvironment: As Sunnydaze and Black Suit are discussing their past it starts to rain.
* ElectiveMute: Axe Evergreen can speak, but [[TheVoiceless doesn't]]. He occasionally will go so far as to [[TalkingWithSigns write what he wants to say]].
* EyeScream: Five Eyes' 'eyebugs' can crawl in and out of eyes- his own, or ''others''. It is harmless, just looks terrifying.
* FantasticRacism: Demons are frequently responded to with mistrust and, at times, outright hostility. Also a character specific example, Five Eyes has something of a chip on his shoulder against magic-users.
** Starstruck is also horribly racist towards non-unicorns.
** Frost Breeze comes from a northern village populated entirely by unicorn supremacists
* FantasyKitchenSink: Along with earth ponies, pegasi, griffins and unicorns, there are vaguely insectoid demons, flesh golems, a pegasus with mechanical wings, and... a head in a jar?
* FightClubbing: Nexus has a Fight Club, which acts as its crime hub. Formerly lead by a mare by the name of Ghost, Angel Dust and Black Suit now control its activities.
* ForScience: Chromosome does things For Biology!
* GadgeteerGenius: Kestus is not quite a mad scientist, but he is certainly mad, and a scientist. He has saved himself on at least one occasion with [[NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup an implausible gadget that noone should have.]]
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Capricorn had some pretty clear shades of this from flashbacks by the demons.
** Current plot developments imply that Celestia [[spoiler: banished the ancestors of Refuge's population to their present location]], and given Refuge is slated for destruction at the summer solstice, she may well not have stopped there.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Acheron and Aries have both exhibited these. If they glow, expect imminent maiming.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Sprocket has a surprisingly evil scar given she's a pretty nice pony- it runs jaggedly across the top of her head and looks like someone attempted to scalp her in the past. And on the topic of scars:
** CoveredWithScars: Balmung the ex-biker griffin, and Gallager the [[BrokenBird blacksmith with abuse in his past]]
** ScarsAreForever: Glitz [[PhysicalScarsPsychologicalScars missing a leg]], Caramel Corn (three bite scars), Azamonra (claw-raked scars)
* GoodWingsEvilWings: Ross's cybernetic wings lend him a slightly sinister edge, not to mentioned Acheron's above-stated draconic ones. Ironically Teskivel, who has ''huge'' black bat wings, is quite amiable and friendly.
* GreyAndGrayMorality: The Church of Laughter could be an example of this.
** Acheron vowing to slaughter an entire pack of wolves without investigation into their crimes.
** Also Sugar High (the girly, giggly thug for hire who has never killed -- only stabbed)
* HybridMonster: Litlilly Stratum, a half-dragon half-pony who can eat meat (despite dragons in MLP being gem-eaters)
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Sunny Daze is a [[ShrinkingViolet painfully shy]] filly who would love to make friends, but is scared to do it thanks to her old "friends" being [[GreenEyedMonster jealous jerks]]. She also ApologisesALot.
** Caramel Corn and Sharp Focus have shades of this too
* IncomingHam: Sprocket Spark. "BRILLIANT!"
** Sprocket pretty much does this all the time with her [[NoIndoorVoice lack of a concept of 'quiet']].
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Mayor Dust feels uncomfortable with certain [[DirtyBusiness morally ambiguous]] decisions her position [[GoodIsNotNice requires]].
* IncrediblyLamePun: Refuge's equivalent of "bullsh**" is "horsesh**". [[DontExplainTheJoke It's funny because they're all ponies.]]
* KickTheDog: Black Suit's reaction [[spoiler: to Caramel's fate]] may even be a MoralEventHorizon.
* KillItWithWater: Sunseeker is terrified of water
* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: Caramel Corn]] has officially joined the list of the dead. Well, [[MindRape brain-dead]], at least.
* {{Magitek}}
* MeaningfulName: Refuge.
* MyBelovedSmother: Atropa Thallium. Her affections border on a rather sinister variant of AndCallHimGeorge, given she ''killed her own mother'' out of love.
* {{Necromantic}}: The magician Gramarye fulfilled this trope after attempting to resurrect his dead daughter, Trixie. However, bringing back the dead is [[AllDeathsFinal impossible.]] His attempt had [[AnArmAndALeg tragic]] [[ZombieApocalypse consequences]], though [[KarmaHoudini neither of them actually got to him]].
* NiceHat: Five Eyes' [[FedoraOfAsskicking fedora]], which got eaten by zombies. Since then he's cycled through a few that border on RealMenWearPink.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: There was an Al ''Colt''one.
* NoEndorHolocaust: Averted, along with InfantImmortality, during the zombie attack.
* OhMyGods: The Mane Six of the original show are worshiped as deities, along with Celestia and Luna. In particular, the Cult of Loyalty is focused on considerably.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: They go through an insectoid 'larval' stage and differ drastically from case to case.
* PosthumousCharacter: Capricorn, the Queen of Demons. Her death sparked [[LoadBearingBoss the collapse of]] [[FisherKing the demon's home dimension]], causing them to flee to Refuge.
* PromotionToParent: Sunseeker began taking care of eight year-old Apple Pie after [[OrphansOrdeal her parents were killed]] by zombies.
* PunnyName: New Manehattan, along with others.
* RaisedByWolves: Sprocket's marked [[NoIndoorVoice lack]] [[IThoughtEveryoneCouldDoThat of]] [[DitzyGenius tact]] might be accounted to her early childhood being spent alone in a scrapyard.
* RedRightHand: Half of Ross's face is horribly scarred, and he has an a-bomb cataract in one eye. He's a scientist trying to engineer Alicorns with particularly brutal methods.
* SherlockScan: Tidy Queue didn't know anything about you; until he met you face to face, that is. With Queue, everypony wears their heart on their sleeve. Also, their political opinions, honesty, relationship habits, line of work, Habits, favorite flavour of cake, and social security number. Well, maybe not the last two. For those, we'll need five minutes' conversation.
* ShoutOut: A half ghost character had her ghost and living halves separate in a way very similar to [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Youmu]].
** Tidy Queue's narration frequently references or alludes to BBC's ''Series/{{Sherlock}}''
* SplitPersonality: [[LiteralSplitPersonality Story First/Bifolio]] is a half-zebra, half-pony. Neither ponysona seems to be wholly aware it shares a body with the other.
* {{Steampunk}}: Circuit Sketch's inventions, as well as Crown Gear. New Trottingham is a steampunk ''city''.
* SuperIntelligence: Kestus. Part of the perks of being a TimeLord
* SuperStrength: Patchy [[PintsizedPowerhouse likes]] [[GlacierWaif to be]] [[HandicappedBadass helpful]].
* TakingYouWithMe: In the chapter 2 finale, [[spoiler: Teskivel]] uses his last moments of life to rip the throat out of a unicorn zealot.
* TheGrotesque: Patchy Part, for all of his sweetness, just looks fundamentally ''wrong''.
* UnfazedEveryman: The civilians of Nexus have seen so much weird that they're hardly impressed any more.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: The Cult of Kindness has made New Ponyville into a utopia, by [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul brainwashing]] anypony who moves in.
* WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent: Glitz's parents had this reaction when he did not display unicorn aptitude for magic.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Mayor Dust's actual color is turquoise. This being MyLittlePony, most of the residents are rainbow-colored.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Mayor Sky Dust purposefully dyes her mane gray and acts older than she is to [[HiddenDepths hide her slow aging]], in a way making her also OlderThanTheyLook.
* ZombieApocalypse: A site-wide plot in Chapter One.
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