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Characters: Fallout: Equestria
    Main Characters 

Littlepip

The protagonist of Fallout Equestria. Littlepip is an intelligent, young unicorn mare who has spent all of her life in Stable 2. After her idol Velvet Remedy mysteriously departs the Stable, Littlepip makes it her mission to follow Velvet out into the dangerous Equestrian Wasteland to bring her home. However, her desire to help others alters her course upon seeing the state of her homeland and she begins a new journey to restore Equestria to its former glory. Littlepip is driven by her need to help others and has a knack for hacking computer systems and lockpicking, but is a self-conscious and uncertain pony. Her Cutie Mark is a Stable-Tec PipBuck.

  • Action Girl: It was a slow start but she has grown to be one over time.
  • Badass Boast: Delivers a narrated version in Chapter 42.
    • Also adopts a very modest but effective: "Have you met us?"
  • Berserk Button: Every single kind of injustice, whatever made by raiders, slavers, alicorn, Red Eye, cannibals etc., makes Littlepip be morally outraged and, in more than one occasions, going into "trigger-happy executioner" territory. It ends to bite her very hard later, more precisely in the form of Arbu's massacre.
  • Buffy Speak: Tends to lapse into this when exasperated.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Lampshaded by SteelHooves.
    SteelHooves: And you are going because? Are you being a heroine? You enjoy risking your life for strangers?
  • Covert Pervert: To date, she has caught herself checking out Velvet Remedy multiple times, Homage, a statue of Rarity, and Gawd. The last member of that list, it should be noted, is a gryphon. Though since she's been caught most of those times, she's not that good at the 'covert' part.
    • She also seems to fall into moments like these when she's technically not in control. When in SteelHooves' memory orb, she doesn't seem to mind it when she catches the owner of the memory staring at Applejack's flanks. She is, however, seriously disturbed by the excited male reaction of the memory's original owner.
  • Curiosity Is a Crapshoot: She gets into a lot of trouble due to her curiosity. But through this trait she has also gotten to see much of the history that led Equestria to become the way it is. She thought at one point Curiosity might be her virtue... her companions consider it her Vice.
  • Deadpan Snarker: If not specifically in words, then at least in her thoughts. Which makes her a First-Person Smartass.
  • The Dreaded: The Alicorns named Littlepip ‘The Destroyer’ after she killed their Goddess and stopped Red Eye from ascending.
    “We have learned,” she admonished Calamity. “Siding with those who oppose The Destroyer and her friends leads to failure.”
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Increasingly so, much to her despair. She started out her journey as a normal unicorn, but exposure to IMP, use of zebra alchemy, and having her PipBuck merge with her leg after being exposed to the Pink Cloud have made her into what she believes is no longer a true pony.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: To an extent. While Littlepip is a genuinely competent heroine, she sometimes gets credit for the deeds of her companions. Littlepip feels very guilty about this, though her friends don't seem to mind.
  • Fatal Flaw: Her addiction to mint-als.
    • Also, her many moments of moral outraging. See Berserk Button.
    • Her curiosity has often led to her getting another bullet hole as a reward. As an upside, it also often pays off in information.
  • Good People Have Good Sex: With Homage, of course.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Definitely, though she also have at least one or two occasions where she slipped right into Pay Evil unto Evil territory, most (in)famously by burning down the cannibal city of Arbu.
  • Heal Thyself: While Littlepip repeatedly heals from horrific injuries thanks to chemical and magical means, the cumulative long-term result of those injuries severely shortens her lifespan. Her exposure to Taint, radiation, Pink Cloud, and Broadcasters is especially harmful. This is partly why Littlepip stays connected to the Single Pegasus Project, as the hibernation chamber helps keep her alive and connected to her loved ones for a longer time span than she otherwise would have.
  • Healing Factor: Gained after exposure to the Goddess' Alicorn making mutagen. She's even capable of regrowing severed limbs.
  • The Hero: Despite her belief otherwise.
  • Heroic BSOD: Has a minor one when half of her cutie mark is burned off.
  • Heroic RROD: The exertion from dropping a boxcar on an alicorn left her unable to use magic for a while.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation
  • Hope Bringer
  • Hurting Hero
  • Informed Ability: She's supposedly good at stealth, but that has quite a tendency to fail.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Pip" or "The Stable Dweller".
  • Indy Ploy: Her plans tend to fall somewhere between this and Batman Gambit. Lampshaded by, of all things, a Hellhound in Chapter 44:
    "Und you let her make the plans? Un purpose?"
  • I Lied: A rare heroic example in Chapter 43.
  • Lady Swears-a-Lotta: In regard to colourfulness, if not frequency.
  • Legacy Character: Revealed to be a descendant of the Apple family.
  • Likes Older Mares: Lampshaded in Chapter 40. This also extends to Griffins and Zebras apparently
  • Martyr Without a Cause
  • Master of Unlocking
  • Meaningful Name: One of the few details about her appearance is that she's kinda short. This trope become twofold later on when it's revealed that she's a descendant of the Apple family.
  • Mind over Matter: While all unicorns can do this, Littlepip's telekinesis is much stronger than the norm. She's speculated to be the most powerful telekinetic alive.
  • Multi-Ranged Master: She carries and uses Lil’ Macintosh (a revolver), a sniper rifle and a combat shotgun while in the wasteland.
  • One Pony Army: Especially in the later chapters after reaching the level cap.
  • The Immodest Orgasm: We have this little gem from Xenith in Chapter 30:
    Xenith: There are lovers who are quiet and there are ones who are not. You are not one of the quiet ones. You are what my tribe called a ‘whinnier’.
  • The Smart Guy: With strong technical skills and an ever growing knowledge of pre-war events.
  • Uke: The more submissive one in her relationship with Homage.
  • The Unchosen One: She is not an element of harmony. She's just there to clear the way for them.
    • Subverted, in that, while she isn't a Bearer herself, she's the Spark needed to find and unite the Bearers, and to reveal the sixth Element. She's not a Bearer, but she's the one that brings them together. "A different kind of spark", indeed.
  • Walking Armory: She, at one point in the story, had an assault rifle, combat shotgun, sniper rifle, a few grenades, and high-powered revolver, in addition to various noncombat supplies. Though some the weapons have changed over the course of the story the amount has not.
  • Weak, but Skilled: As physically weak and small as she is, Littlepip proves rather good at telekinesis, and does much better than expected in combat.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She at least ended up having shades of it.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer: While most unicorns have access to many spells, Littlepip can only use the most basic spell: telekinesis. Thankfully, Littlepip is very, very good at it.
  • You Kill It, You Bought It: After unintentionally causing Monterey Jack's execution, she gains ownership of his cheese shop.

Velvet Remedy

A popular singer and entertainer in Stable 2, Velvet Remedy is a unicorn who Littlepip has idolised for years. When she leaves Stable 2 to help the ponies of the Equestrian Wasteland, Littlepip follows. Velvet becomes a member of Littlepip's mismatched friends, acting as the medic, trader and diplomatic negotiator. She is a big fan of Fluttershy. Her Cutie Mark is a singing bird.

  • Apologetic Attacker: During the finale.
  • Appropriated Appellation: "If (follower of the apocalypse) is the name ponies want to use for anyone who aspires to the kindness of Fluttershy, then I will own that title. Without reservation.”
  • Character Development: As she adjusts to life in the wasteland, she progresses though the following.
    • Actual Pacifist: Initially. She completely refuses to fight the slavers in the early chapters, and is disgusted by Littlepip's willingness to hurt anyone, regardless of that person's morals. Eventually, she decides she doesn't mind taking a shotgun to robots, or turning (non-lethal) weapons on Raiders.) Littlepip can't decide how she feels about it.
    • Technical Pacifist: She tries not to kill and avoids using guns. Though she had no qualms about shooting robots point-blank with a combat shotgun. Or shooting mutated bats attacking a phoenix, her first act of real aggression.
    • Combat Medic: In the later chapters, especially after the return to Stable 2, when she turns her shotgun on murderous Steel Rangers.
  • Cooldown Hug: Gives one to Silver Bell.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Between learning about Fluttershy's role in the nuclear holocaust and admitting that the destruction of Maripony was the best thing to do despite being mass murder, Velvet Remedy crosses this horizon. She then quits the team, despairing that the Equestria Wasteland and all the ponies in it simply aren't worth saving, although she does return later once she's had time to recuperate and reflect.
  • Hero-Worshipper: To Fluttershy.
  • Idol Singer: Was this for Stable 2, though eventually gets her songs played on DJ PON-3's radio station for the whole wasteland to hear.
  • Jerkass With A Heart Of Gold: Really on the heart of gold side.
  • Legacy Character: A direct descendant of Sweetie Belle.
  • Loyal Animal Companion: Pyrelight
  • The Conscience: Frequently calls out her own teammates for their moral transgressions.
  • The Medic: The most skilled in the team, oftentimes lamenting how torn up her companions get.
  • Non-Lethal Warfare: Uses an anesthetic spell whenever the team needs to incapacitate rather than kill.
  • Opposites Attract: With Calamity.
  • Spin-Offspring: Velmet is a direct descendant of Sweetie Belle.
  • Stupid Good: Has several traits of this. It lessens as she goes through Character Development, but never really goes away.
    • Is probably a part of her being the Element of Kindness.
  • Team Mom: Even Littlepip refers to her bedside manner as being parental in nature, at least where it concerns Littlepip.
  • Tough Love: Velvet Remedy knocks Littlepip out and takes her to a drug clinic so she can deal with her Party Time Mint-Als addiction. Littlepip is not pleased with her friend's actions.

Deadshot Calamity

A Pegasus pony living in New Appleloosa, Calamity is the first true companion Littlepip meets in the wasteland. He is very loyal to her and their later companions, acting as their gunner, and uses his vast knowledge of the wasteland to guide his friends. He was exiled from the Enclave, and branded a Dashite like Rainbow Dash and Scootaloo before him, thus his Cutie Mark has been replaced with the Dashite symbol.

  • Calling the Old Man Out: Towards the end, although thankfully it doesn't end in bloodshed, and his father seems to relent in the end.
  • Dixie Accent: Velvet Remedy often has to correct his grammar, which becomes almost incomprehensible when there's something in his mouth.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Most of the team is to varying degrees, but he's definitely at the forefront.
  • Death by Childbirth: His mother, hence his name.
  • The Driver: He knows most of the wasteland fairly well, and as the only character capable of flight (for most of the story) is the "pilot" for the Sky Bandit, the party's main form of transportation.
    • He later uses his piloting skills to commandeer one of the Enclave's Raptor warships.
  • The Exile: Cast out of the Enclave as a Dashite.
  • The Engineer: Capable of repairing pre-war flying machines, which comes in handy when he repairs/upgrades the Sky Bandit. His original cutie mark (before it got branded off) was a screwdriver and hammer.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Littlepip and Velvet. Littlepip especially, given the circumstances in which they met and his desire to make amends; she in turn considers Calamity to be her closest and best friend.
  • Friendly Sniper: To a degree- he's less-than-friendly wherever it concerns threats to the innocent, or his friends.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: At one point, he shoots a grenade. Out of a raider's mouth. While performing a series of aerial somersaults.
  • Jade-Colored Glasses: When Littlepip goes on a rage-fueled rampage and wipes out nearly an entire town's population for engaging in cannibalism, Calamity is shocked, but despite insisting that how she handled it was wrong, he still believes she's a good pony who was severely affected by what she discovered, and that perhaps he's just become too jaded from living in the cruel and unforgiving wasteland for so long that he's not as appalled at what the victims were guilty of as he should be.
  • Kleptomaniac Hero: Scavenging is an essential skill in the wasteland. Calamity takes it a few steps too far. To his credit (and with Velvet Remedy's incredible bartering skills), it means the party is almost never short on cash.
    • He gets flak for it from Steel Hooves whenever other Steel Rangers are concerned, though.
  • The Lancer
  • Last Name Basis: He almost exclusively goes by just Calamity.
  • Mark of Shame: Dash-ites get their cutie marks branded off after exile.
  • Meaningful Name: As befitting his first name, he's a rather excellent crack shot. As also befitting his last name, his mother died giving birth to him.
  • Military Maverick: The reason for his exile.
  • More Dakka: Although used to putting down targets one bullet at a time, he's not above suggesting extra firepower for the Sky Bandit, even though the party already has 2 walking arsenals that aren't him.
  • Must Make Amends: His initial reason for joining Littlepip, after he accidentally mistook her for a raider attacking a caravan and nearly shot her to death. Their friendship only grows from that point on.
  • Nice Hat
    • Sadly, it does not survive to the end of the story, even though Calamity does. It's a slightly sad blow to him.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Possesses "freaky" sewing knowledge.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Littlepip.
    • As an example- given the choice to either stay with Velvet Remedy when she temporarily quits the team out of grief or follow Littlepip to stop Red-Eye and the Enclave, he steadfastly remains by Littlepip's side.
    • Littlepip believes he is the Element of Loyalty.
  • The Unfavorite: Since his mother died in childbirth.
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: In the past, though he's gotten over it by the time Littlepip meets him.

SteelHooves/Applesnack

A surviving Steel Ranger, Steelhooves is a ghoul earth pony who is bound to his Power Armor thanks to being caught in the Pink Cloud released two-hundred years ago. He is a grim person but acts as the muscle of Littlepip's group. He is actually Applesnack, Applejack's lover before and during the war.

  • Anti-Hero
  • The Atoner: For murdering Zecora and ultimately losing Applejack's trust.
  • BFG: Owns a few. Steelhooves in action is pretty much a small artilery unit. At close range
  • Big Guy Fatality Syndrome
  • Broken Pedestal: Suffered one with Applejack in the backstory following his exile as, as far as he knew, his own lover had unfairly tried and exiled him for executing a traitor. (the truth is a bit more complicated) However, he's managed to admit he was wrong by the time the main story happens.
  • Clingy Costume: Steelhooves can't remove his Power Armor because it was fused to his body by pink cloud.
  • Demolitions Expert: He's shown to be very proficient with missile launchers and grenade machine guns. The only problem is he doesn't really hold back...
  • Destructive Saviour: While he can easily kill Alicorns and robots, he also ends up destroying valuable material and almost kills the other characters during the process. He also kills the Chief of Security of Tenpony Tower, which he covers up quite well.
  • The Faceless
  • Fantastic Racism: He does not like zebras. His interactions with Xenith eventually causes him to warm up to them however.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Only true to a point, sadly.
  • Knights Templar: When he was serving as a soldier during The War he was racist to the Zebras. This didn't stop him from protecting a zebra when his soldiers tried to rape her.
  • Mighty Glacier
  • Old Soldier: On the order of being over two hundred years old.
  • Power Armor: One which he can't remove.
  • Surprisingly Sudden Death: It's almost unfair, and it marks the beginning of the roughest part of the party's journey.
  • Technically Living Zombie: Under the armor, he's a ghoul.
  • Troubled Sympathetic Bigot: Towards Zebras. Understandable, considering he was alive during the war.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Applesnack was responsible for murdering Zecora, believing she was a traitor, when she was in truth working for Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash among the zebras.
  • You Remind Me of Myself: Sees alot of himself in Littlepip, particularly when it comes to carrying heavy emotional burdens, accepting blame for their mistakes- Littlepip senses this too, and after Steelhooves' sudden death she draws strength from that comparison.
    • Potentially played literally, as it's possible that Littlepip might be descended from him and Applejack.
    • At one point this comparison provides him some measure of peace, since he truly believes that Littlepip has a good heart, yet was upholding an impossible standard. Seeing her falter after the massacre of Arbu, yet recover from her fall reminds him that nopony is perfect, and that they're both strong enough to continue despite that.

Xenith

A female zebra, Xenith is introduced midway through the story as a slave in Fillydelphia. After years of abuse and turned into a gladiator, Xenith finds freedom when she meets Littlepip, becoming a member of her group. She is very sensitive to being touched due to her bad experience as a slave, but is very kind and selfless, providing her skills with zebra alchemy to aid her friends.

  • Action Girl
  • Action Mom
  • Apologetic Attacker: To Littlepip right before the fight in the Pit.
  • Bare Hoofed Monk: Trained in Fallen Caesar fighting style, able to paralyze with a single strike from her fis—er, hoof. Not even heavily armored Steel Rangers are safe.
  • Broken Bird: Her treatment in the pit before becoming a gladiator is better left unsaid.
  • Crisis of Faith: When she finally sets eyes on one of the fabled meteorites that sparked so much war, death, and suffering throughout the world, Xenith is outraged that it's not supernatural at all and, in fact, is just a dumb rock.
  • Freedom from Choice: She has spent all her life as a possession to others. She doesn't know what she would do if she was responsible for her own life.
    • Eventually, Littlepip gets her to open up enough to ask what Xenith would like to do, given a choice- she decides to spend time relaxing by going shopping.
  • Genius Bruiser: A highly skilled alchemist, to the point where she's a backup healer with Velvet Remedy.
  • Hates Being Touched: Will even use a smoke bomb to escape from a loving hug. She'll tolerate it when it's necessary, but eventually she finds a way to keep herself more or less permanently cloaked to avoid putting up with it altogether.
    • Taken to a brutal extreme where she's nearly killed by Killing Joke vines.
  • Lightning Bruiser: In a story with mostly gun play, she is a highly skilled martial artist. When she can't approach via stealth, she has little problem charging head-on into gunfire -without- being hit.
  • The Stoic: She catches a lot of flak about this attitude from her daughter, who sees it less as stoicism and more as Xenith being an Extreme Doormat with a case of learned helplessness.

Watcher/ Spike

The first friendly person Littlepip meets, Watcher commonly appears to her by taking control of wandering Sprite Bots, offering advice and details about the events of the war. He is later revealed to be Spike, Twilight Sparkle's dragon assistant, who slept through the final days of the war. Devastated by his actions, Spike spends the next two-hundred years living in his cave guarding the Guardians of Equestria megaspell.

Homage

The current holder of the title DJ Pon3, Homage is a unicorn mare who lives in Tenpony Tower. She pretends to be the assistant of DJ Pon3, but speaks every day across the airwaves to bring hope but brutal honesty to the ponies of the wasteland. She is a courageous, passionate and strong-willed pony, becoming Littlepip's girlfriend over the course of the story. Her Cutie Mark is a speakerphone, which she hides to conceal her secret identity.

  • The Last DJ
    • Littlepip has hinted she believes her to be the Element of Honesty.
  • Legacy Character: The latest in a long line of DJ Pon3's, using voice-altering spells to sound like they were all the same pony.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name is an obvious Lampshade to the fact she is based off of the original DJ Pon3.
  • Put on a Bus: A subverted trope, since Homage does not directly participate in the Grand Finale.
  • Running Gag: Homage teases and embarrasses Littlepip about her heroics and their own private encounters. Often doing it during her broadcasts.
  • The Tease: Though only to Littlepip.
    • In all honesty though, she only teases because she makes up for it afterwards.
    • Seme: She's quite clearly established as the more sexually aggressive one in her and Littlepip's relationship.
  • Voice of the Resistance

Ditzy Doo

Better known as Derpy to the fanbase, Ditzy Doo is a 200-year old ghoul who knew the Ministry Mares. Now living in New Appleloosa, Ditzy Doo runs the store "Absolutely Everything" which sells just about everything imaginable. Her tongue was cut out by Slavers, so she uses a small chalkboard to communicate. Despite her hardships and current existence, Ditzy Doo is a very friendly pony, and becomes a close friend to Littlepip. She becomes the adoptive mother of Silver Bell.

Red Eye

The main antagonist of the story, Red Eye is an cybernetically-enhanced earth pony who is hellbent on making Equestria a better place, though through questionable means. He is a charismatic pony, using his words to persuade others to join his cause, and believes while his methods may be wrong, they are necessary.

  • Anti-Villain
  • Composite Character: He's based on multiple characters from the Fallout games.
    • The Lieutenant (Fallout) - has a cybernetic red eye and acts as the second-in-command to the Goddess, who is herself an Expy of the Master
    • John Henry Eden (Fallout 3) - the speeches he delivers are largely lifted from Eden's speeches in the game.
    • Ashur (Fallout 3: The Pitt) - his base of operations in Fillydelphia is largely based on the Pitt, and Red Eye, like Ashur, is the charismatic and well-intentioned overlord of a number of horrifically treated slaves.
    • The Lone Wanderer (Fallout 3) - Originates from Stable 101, has a dog companion that may be said to be based off of Dogmeat.
  • Cyborg: As is his dog, Winter.
  • Electronic Eyes: Red Eye has his name for a reason.
  • Evil Counterpart: Littlepip considers Red Eye to be one to her. Especially towards the end of the story when even she admits that they have become very, very similar...
  • Family Values Villain
  • Friend to All Children: He believes they are the future of the wasteland. He even saves Littlepip's life for not harming one of the children in his city. Instead, she is forced to fight in the pit.
  • A God Am I: His apparent goal to do away with The Goddess and take up her office.
  • Hobbes Was Right: A firm believer in this, in contrast to Littlepip's belief in the inherent goodness of ponies, and a major reason why he wants to become a God.
  • Killed Off for Real: Dies when Autumn Leaf releases a horde of Hellhounds upon him.
  • Meaningful Name
  • Necessarily Evil: Fully recognizes that he's a monster, but he doesn't see any other way to rebuild Equestria.
  • Red Right Hand: Red Eye's red eye.
  • The Starscream: To the Goddess.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Red Eye wants to save the wasteland and help Equestria rise from the ashes, though his methods leave much to be desired.

The Goddess/Trixie

Leader and creator of the Unity, a Hive Mind of alicorn ponies which she all created. The Goddess wishes for all ponies to join her collective, believing it would be a mercy to the sufferings of the wasteland residents. She operates from Maripony. The Goddess is in fact Trixie, who volunteered to be a test subject for Twilight Sparkle's alicorn project. However, when the zebra's balefire bombs struck Maripony, Trixie tumbled into the chemical vat and rose again as the Goddess.

     Pre-War Characters 

Twilight Sparkle

An intelligent unicorn who was student to Princess Celestia and librarian of Ponyville. She served as Ministy Mare of the Ministry of Arcane Sciences. Several of her projects include the alicorn experiments and the Gardens of Equestria megaspell which is powered by the Elements of Harmony.

  • Badass Bookworm
  • Badass Bureaucrat: As Minister of the Ministry of Arcane Sciences.
  • Barrier Warrior: Creates forcefields strong enough to counter the zebras attacks. The only catch is she is unable to utilise them in time before the apocalypse comes.
  • Body Surf: After the death of the Goddess, Twilight's conscience leaps to another alicorn, briefly taking over her body so she can help Littlepip and Ditzy Doo escape Maripony. Littlepip takes the brief opportunity to play Pinkie Pie's final message to Twilight before her conscience fades away and the alicorn takes over. However, the alicorn then walks away, possibly affected by the recording.
  • Control Freak: Described via memory orbs to be very controlling when it came to the creation of the megaspells and alicorn formula.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Twilight's experiment to create alicorns goes horribly right when the balefire bombs causes Trixie, the test subject, to full into a vat of chemicals and rises as the alicorn Goddess. Wanting to "save" Twilight from dying in a sealed off control room, the Goddess drags the helpless Twilight into the same vat, forcing her to become part of her Hive Mind.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: While she cared for her friends deeply, her relationship with Pinkie Pie was strained due to her drug addiction.
  • Good with Numbers
  • Mad Scientist: Can count as this regarding some of her projects including her alicorn project.
  • Magical Girl
  • Magitek: The purpose of the Ministry of Arcane Sciences.
  • One-Winged Angel: Briefly appears before Littlepip and Ditzy Doo as an alicorn.
  • Posthumous Character
  • Teleporters and Transporters: The purple alicorns inherited this power.

Applejack

A sensible and down to earth pony, Applejack is the Element of Honesty. She goes from running Sweet Apple Acres to becoming head of the Ministry of Wartime Technology, which deals with the technology, weaponry and everyday products during the war. She was the mastermind behind the Steel Rangers and was in a relationship with Applesnack, who would later become Steelhooves.

  • Babies Ever After
  • Badass Normal
  • Badass Bureaucrat: Able to control much of her huge ministry with a little help from Applesnack, Apple Bloom and her other friends.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Watched all of her ministry's activities closely to ensure they were for the good of Equestria.
  • Cool Hat: Her trademark cowboy hat.
  • Family Business: Runs her ministry with her major family members contributing in some shape or form.
  • It Was a Gift: Applejack sends her Little Macintosh gun, named after the late Big Macintosh, to her cousin Braeburn who is implied to have become estranged with her. Littlepip finds the gun years later and it becomes her trademark weapon.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: The other executives believe she is this, and try to remove her because of her friendship with Zecora - via an assassination.
  • Official Couple: With Applesnack.
  • Only the Leads Get a Happy Ending / Bittersweet Ending: Applejack is the only one out of the Mane Six who gets a relatively decent ending. Applejack makes it to Stable 2 before the balefire bombs strike Equestria along with Sweetie Belle and a majority of her extended Apple family - but she is forbidden to venture outside to find Applesnack, whose child she is pregnant with, and eventually dies of old age. However, her path to a peaceful end is not without its hardships, namely witnessing an unrepentent Steelhooves kill Zecora, exiles him from her side, and her reputation is tarnished by the Steel Rangers out of greed.
  • Posthumous Character
  • The Reliable One
  • Running Gag: In the memory orb flashbacks, Rainbow Dash and Pinkie pull pranks on Applejack, with Rainbow and a reluctant Fluttershy flirting with Applejack.
  • Stubborn Mule
  • Supreme Chef: Worked as a chef in Stable 2.

Rarity

A fashionista unicorn, Rarity is head of the Ministry of Image, which handles Equestria's propaganda against the zebras. Maintain her role as the Element of Generosity, Rarity is forever giving and continues to keep her friends together as the war progresses.

  • Action Fashionista
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Rarity protects Fluttershy from the Pink Cloud by shoving her hoof through a hole in a regenerating window, which ends up fusing with her hoof due to the Pink Cloud's effects. She slowly has the life drained out of her as she teleports Fluttershy and Angel Bunny to safety and makes a final message to Twilight regarding the Black Book. Littlepip comes across Rarity's skeleton, still hanging from the window.
  • Drama Queen
  • The Empath: Easily able to figure out what is bothering her friends and has at least one emotional conversation with each of her friends during the numerous memory orbs seen in the story.
  • Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry: Particularly when said jewelry could reveal zebra stealth cloaks.
  • The Fashionista: Continues her occupation of designing through her requests from the other ministries, and helped design the uniforms for the Shadowbolts.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Rarity, as befits the Element of Generosity. Twice. First, she has her soul split into 43 pieces to create the Ministry Mare figurines in a process said to redefine torture, all in an attempt to reunite her friends. Second, she covers a cracked window with her own hoof, exposing herself to a fatal dose of Pink Cloud in exchange for buying enough time to teleport Fluttershy and Angel to safety.
  • Lady of War
  • Morality Pet: Mostly for Fluttershy, but the other Mane Six come to her for help.
  • Propaganda Machine: The purpose of the Ministry of Image, though Rarity does not seem to enjoy its purpose. The ministry also has to remove media in Equestria which could cause any sympathy with the zebras, but when it comes to libraries, Rarity smuggles certain books to Twilight so she can archive them in the Ministry of Arcane Sciences' buildings.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure
  • Soul Jar: The forty-three figurines she creates.

Fluttershy

A shy but kind Pegasus, Fluttershy represents the Element of Kindness. She becomes head of the Ministry of Peace, dedicated to keeping the peace in Equestria and trying to end the war by befriending the zebras. Fluttershy invented the megaspells, initially mass healing spells. Fluttershy's unlimited kindness is her driving force, but it ultimately leads to her undoing.

  • A Day in the Limelight: The final chapter is from Fluttershy's point of view.
  • Adorkable: One of the reasons why Velvet Remedy loves her.
  • And I Must Scream / Fate Worse than Death: Turned into a tree, and positioned where she could watch Equestria become a Crapsack World. She gets better in the Distant Finale.
  • Back for the Finale
  • Badass Adorable
  • Break the Cutie
  • Butt Monkey: Depicted in a tragic context in the war.
  • The Cutie
  • Fragile Flower
  • Friend to All Living Things: This becomes her undoing.
  • Healing Hands
  • Heroic BSOD: Fluttershy has one hell of a breakdown when she realises the zebras have used the megaspells to turn their balefire bombs into nukes.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness
  • The Medic: Head of the Ministry of Peace.
  • My Greatest Failure: Giving megaspells to the zebras hoping it would stop the war. It instead led to the apocalypse and her reaction it leads to Rarity's Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Called out by Rainbow Dash on her actions for creating the healing megaspells and then giving some megaspells to the zebras as a peace offering.
  • Stupid Good / Too Dumb to Live: Fluttershy. When you're talking about handing weapons with the potential to destroy whole cities over to a race of animals that have been fighting fanatically to destroy Equestria and keep hurling themselves at you, and then actually being surprised when they turn on you.
    • It should be noted that she didn't actually hand them Equestrian equivalents of nukes. This is made clear when you find out what a megaspell actually is: a framework for immensely boosting the power of an ordinary magic effect. Fluttershy would put her healing and shield spells through such a framework, and create healing spells powerful enough to heal entire armies from a simple spell meant to heal scrapes. She would create an invulnerable shield based on a unicorn's weak protection. Fluttershy being Fluttershy, she didn't see anyone choosing to set an offensive spell effect in a framework. In her mind, "if the zebras and ponies weren't able to kill each other, the fighting would stop."
  • When Trees Attack: After being turned into a tree, Fluttershy was used as a form of bait by the killing joke plants to lure in unsuspecting victims. And the worst part is that Fluttershy had to watch it happen every time.

Pinkie Pie

The hyperactive, party-loving Element of Laughter, Pinkie Pie becomes the head of the Ministry of Morale. She becomes addicted to the drug Party Time Mint-Als, putting a strain of her friendships as she becomes more and more unstable.

Rainbow Dash

A speedy, competitive Pegasus, Rainbow Dash is the Element of Loyalty. She becomes head of the Ministry of Awesome, a seemingly pointless ministry which is used for storage. It is in fact a top secret organization used for black ops and state-of-the-art technology and research. Rainbow Dash also commanded the Shadowbolts, who are the equivalent of fighter planes. She battles Gilda numerous times in the war.

Princess Celestia

The co-ruler of Equestria, Princess Celestia is a benevolent ruler who tries to keep the peace between ponies and zebra but tragedy leads to her abdecating the throne.

Princess Luna

Princess Celestia's younger sister, Princess Luna became ruler of Equestria following her sister's abdication. She formed a war government and made the Mane Six the heads of the her ministries.

  • 0% Approval Rating: Not in Equestria, but in the zebra nation. The zebras believe the stars in the sky are monsters, and when a meteorite fell from the sky, its evil influence turned Luna into Nightmare Moon and became her armour. Horrified that "Nightmare Moon" now ruled Equestria, the zebras saw no choice but to wage war. It is eventually discovered by Xenith that the meteor rock is nothing more than a rock.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Unfortunately, the zebras don't see it the same way.
  • Fallen Heroine
  • The High Queen: After Celestia's departure from the throne.
  • Killed Off for Real: Died in her sister's hooves trying to keep the shield around Canterlot up.
  • Large Ham
  • Lunacy
  • Posthumous Character
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something
  • Skeletons in the Coat Closet: Whilst in the royal Canterlot castle, Littlepip meets an alicorn named Nightseer who dorns Luna's skull like a necklace. Littlepip kills Nightseer and burns Luna's skull as a mark of respect.

Apple Bloom, Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle

The Cutie Mark Crusaders grown up. Participating in the war effort, the now adult Crusaders founded Stable-Tec Corporation, creating some of Equestria's most prominent technology like the PipBucks, Terminals and Stables. Velvet Remedy is a direct descendant of Sweetie Belle.

  • Anti-Hero: Scootaloo.
  • Big Sister Worship: Apple Bloom to Applejack, and Sweetie Belle to Rarity.
  • Cool Bike: Scootaloo founded Red Racer, a company which builds scooters and children's wagons.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: They apparently earned their unseen Cutie Marks prior to or during the war.
  • The Exile: Scootaloo is named an exile after her departure from the Pegasi Enclave.
  • The Heart: Sweetie Belle, whose singing talents made her quite popular in wartime.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Scootaloo continues to worship Rainbow Dash and is branded as the first "Dashite" after she defects from the Pegasi.
  • Killed Off for Real: Apple Bloom died in the initial balefire bombing of Fillydelphia and her corpse is found by Littlepip; Scootaloo succumbed to radiation poisoning and died in Rainbow Dash's shack; and Sweetie Belle survived in Stable 2 and presumably died of old age.
  • Knight Templar: Scootaloo
  • The Leader: Apple Bloom is President of Stable-Tec and leader of the trio.
    • Sweetie Belle becomes first Overmare of Stable 2.
  • Little Miss Badass: All three of them.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: Apple Bloom's hairstyle.
  • Together in Death: Scootaloo hoped she would find Rainbow Dash so they could die together. It didn't happen.
  • Tomboy And Girlygirl: Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle, with Apple Bloom being in-between.
  • True Companions: They formed Stable-Tec together and use the term "Crusader" in some of their technology.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Bitter at the destruction the Ministries and Luna had brought to Equestria, Scootaloo deliberately made Stable 1 faulty so that the residents could never leave it even after the hazards of the wasteland died out. Whether or not her intended victims included Applejack, Rarity and Rainbow Dash is unknown.

Zecora

A zebra native to Equestria, Zecora was good friends with the Mane Six prior and during the war. She acted as a mole for Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie, pretending to defect to the zebra army to observe them from within.

Big Macintosh

Applejack and Apple Bloom's big brother of little words. He participated in the early years of the war, and ultimately took a bullet for Princess Celestia during an attempted assassination.

Diamond Tiara

A unicorn who was once an Alpha Bitch who tormented the Cutie Mark Crusaders as fillies. In the war, Diamond Tiara worked as secretary and gem inspector at the Shattered Hoof Re-education Facility.

Gilda

A griffin who was an old friend of Rainbow Dash from their days in flight school. Though her role in the war is not focused on, she is hired by the Enclave as a mercenary to kill the renegade Rainbow Dash. Their final fates are Left Hanging.

    Supporting Characters 

Monterey Jack

A stallion who Littlepip meets shortly after entering the wasteland. She saves him from a bunch of Slavers, only to be robbed by him. They later run into each other at Tenpony Tower where he is arrsted when Littlepip points out his crime, and is executed. His death has a huge impact on Littlepip throughout the rest of the story.

  • Badass Boast: "I’m not a liar. And I’m not ashamed of what I tried to do. Making sure my children still have a father is more important than some foalish little stranger who doesn’t have the good sense not to walk into a slaver camp."
    • Hypocrisy/Broken Aesop: He deliberately commits Suicide by Cop, simultaneously depriving his children of their father and leaving their fate to the same stranger, who relocates them from their home in Tenpony Tower to a camp populated by former mercenaries and raiders.
  • Can Not Tell A Lie
  • Driven to Suicide: Monterey willingly confesses to his crime and tells Littlepip before his execution of his wife's death and his own despair.
  • Jerk Ass With A Heart Of Gold: While he may seem like self-serving jerk, Monterey tries to rob Littlepip to care for his two young children.
  • Mauve Shirt
  • Passing the Torch: A particularly cruel version, with Monterey forcing Littlepip to accept responsibility for her actions in the wasteland, and puts the fate of his children and his cheese shop in her hooves. Thankfully, Littlepip arranges for his children to be placed under the care of Gawd in Junction R-7.
  • Punny Name: Named after a type of cheese.
  • Suicide by Cop
  • Thanatos Gambit: By admitting attempted theft and being executed, Monterey forces the fate of his children onto the guilt-stricken Littlepip.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Monterey steals from Littlepip immediately after she saves him.

Gawdyna "Gawd" Grimfeathers

A griffin who is leader of Gawd's Talons, a mercenary company made up of fellow griffins. She considers herself to be of high moral standards, and dislikes being in the debt of others, paying them back as soon as possible. She becomes an ally to Littlepip, despite being associated with Raiders. She is the mother of Reggie and Kage.

  • Action Mom
  • Batman Gambit: Gawd hires Littlepip to assassinate Deadeyes, but he has also done to same to kill her. Littlepip kills Deadeyes when it is revealed he was responsible for what happened to Silver Bell's family.
  • Big Badass Bird of Prey
  • Hero Antagonist: Aids Littlepip's group multiple times after they help take over Shattered Hoof Ridge.
  • Noble Demon: Though a mercenary and willing to do evil things, Gawd is a very noble and generous griffin. She immediately wishes to pay debts she owes and allows helpless ponies to live under her jurisdiction.
  • Retired Badass: Has to become this when she realises she is past her prime and helps found the New Canterlot Republic and Junction Town.
  • Running Gag: Other character often say they are "On a mission from Gawd."
  • Scars Are Forever

Regina "Reggie" and Kage Grimfeathers

Gawd's children who are both mercenaries. Reggie is a Deadpan Snarker and sports Guns Akimbo, whilst Kage is more kinder and uses knives made from Hellhound claws. They become Sixth Rangers in Littlepip's group.

Blackwing

A young griffin who is leader of her own mercenary group called Blackwing's Talons.

  • Big Badass Bird of Prey
  • Damsel in Distress: Littlepip's group have to rescue her inexperienced group from an Alicorn attack.
  • Noble Demon: Similar to Gawd but she does not like leaving debts hanging, worried they may come back to bite her in the butt.
  • Reluctant Retiree: Forced to retire from battle when one of her wings is destroyed by the Enclave.
  • The Rival: Of sorts of Gawd, but their organizations become one group thanks to Littlepip.

Life Bloom

A unicorn living in Tenpony Tower as a medical officer. He is actually a member of the Twilight Society, and has a talent for extracting memories from ponies.

  • The Exile: From the Republic after he was revealed to be gay.
  • Healing Hooves
  • The Medic
  • Psychic Surgery: Life Bloom has to perform a dangerous, risky operation on Xenith's skull when she is wounded by Killing Joke.
  • Secret Circle of Secrets: Life Bloom is a member of the Twilight Society, a group of secret citizens of Tenpony Tower who guard the technology built by Twilight Sparkle. While at first keeping to themselves, they are convinced by Littlepip to aid in the effort to save the wasteland.
  • The Sixth Ranger: Joins Littlepip's group in the later chapters of the story.
  • Transferable Memory: Life Bloom is a master of extracting memories.

Star Sparkle

Also known as Twilight Velvet, Star Sparkle is Twilight's mother. She was transformed into a ghoul and fused with a wheelchair by the Pink Cloud. Shunned by other ghouls for her daughter's involvement in the war, Star Sparkle lives alone, with only memories of her daughter as company including a statuette of her.

  • The Exile: Shunned by other ghouls from Stable City for merely being Twilight's mother.
  • Failure Knight: Littlepip promises Steelhooves she would remove Star Sparkle from Canterlot after dealing with the Goddess. This promise is ultimately destroyed when Steelhooves is murdered and the Enclave bombs Canterlot.
  • Innocent Bystander
  • Mama Bear: Towards Twilight.
  • Not Quite Dead
  • Posthumous Character: At first subverted because she is a ghoul. Later becomes this when the Enclave destroy Canterlot.

Silver Bell/Pinkie Bell

A young filly Littlepip's group meet in the wasteland. She runs the Pinkie Pie Museum and is actually a Stepford Smiler, trying to deal with the traumatic deaths of her family. She is taken in by Ditzy Doo and recovers over time.

  • Cheerful Child: Becomes this in Ditzy Doo's care.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The undetonated Balefire Bomb in her barn is later used by Red Eye as a threat to blow up the Tenpony Tower.
  • Cooldown Hug: Velvet gives Silver Bell one when her past is revealed.
  • Creepy Child: She acts exactly like Pinkie Pie when first introduced, in a combo of her normal and psychotic selves. It is revealed she even chopped her own horn off to resemble Pinkie.
  • Fangirl: Of Pinkie Pie, and later Ditzy Doo and Littlepip.
  • Innocent Bystander: Silver Bell witnessed her parents get tortured and killed by Raiders, and then her older sister Memory went off to find supplies to move to Tenpony Tower, but never came back.
  • Museum of the Strange and Unusual: Runs the one-room Pinkie Pie Museum, sporting all kinds of Pinkie Pie-related items including the recipe for the Party Time Mint-Als.
  • Stepford Smiler

Lionheart and Mouse

A duo of Guest Star Party Members who are recruited by Homage to help battle the Enclave. Lionheart is a bat-winged ghoul Pegasus pony who once served as Princess Luna's guard. Mouse was once the dragon who guarded the Canterlot treasury, but was transformed into a mouse by an Alicorn. Mouse is also the source of the Pink Cloud.

  • Bad Ass: One is a former guard of Luna, and the other is a Pink Cloud-breathing dragon turned mouse.
  • Bat out of Hell: Make that undead bat-horse out of hell.
  • Deadly Gas: The Pink Cloud which Mouse breathes. The Pink Cloud has necromantic powers, sucking the life out of victims, killing everything organic and fusing its victims with whatever inorganic object they are need. Mouse uses a protective hamster ball to minimise the spreading of the Pink Cloud.
  • Emergency Transformation: Mouse was turned from a dragon to a mouse by a special spell created by an Alicorn to be less of a hazard.
  • Guest Star Party Member
  • Hero of Another Story: Both characters are mentioned in passing and then show up to help fight the Enclave.
  • Implacable Man: Both.
  • Killer Mouse: Mouse.
  • No Indoor Voice: Lionheart's armour was enchanted by Luna so he always speaks in the royal Canterlot voice.
  • Official Couple: Lionheart and Ditzy Doo.

Albino Hellhound and Barkin' Saw

A pair of Hellhounds, mutated Diamond Dogs, who live in the Everfree Forest. After Littlepip's group save the Albino from the Wonderbolts, he becomes their ally and recruits the elderly Barkin' Saw to aid in the fight against the Enclave.

  • Bad Ass: Both.
  • Cool Old Guy: Barkin' Saw.
  • Cyborg: The Albino becomes this when he receives a cybernetic leg.
  • Evil Albino / Heroic Albino: The Albino at first ambushes Littlepip but is injured by the Wonderbolts, losing a leg. Littlepip saves him, shocking the Albino, who turns over a new leaf and aids Littlepip in the forest.
  • Fantastic Racism: Distrusted ponies and lived hidden in the forest. After Littlepip and Velvet Remedy save him, he changes his views.
  • Handicapped Badass: Despite being deaf, Barkin' Saw is a skilled sniper, and his deafness protects him from the Enclave's mind controlling signals.
  • The Hermit: Barkin' Saw.
  • Heroic Dog
  • Hulk Speak


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