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"But if I can discover their essence, contain it, control it, then the Elements will NEVER be gone! There will ALWAYS be a way to find a pony that has those qualities, and then they shall truly be harnessed! Hahaha!"The central character of Pages Of Harmony and also the story's Big Bad. In an apparent quest to preserve harmony in Equestria, she extracts the pure genetic essence of the Elements of Harmony from her friends.
- Big Bad
- Immortality Seeker: Revealed to be this in Chapter 10.
- A God Am I: Goes into this hard by Chapter 12.
- Laughing Mad: Becomes this increasingly as the fic goes on.
- Chapter 11 is a notable example, in which she starts laughing maniacally and almost out of control while she's attacked by Fluttershy and bleeding from an injury. She laughs for a particular reason in that caseŚlaughing like that helps heighten her tolerance for pain.
- Sanity Slippage: Right from the get-go, she's lost a bit of her sanity, and it quickly begins to spiral downhill.
- Utopia Justifies the Means: Basically her goal.
- Villain Protagonist
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: What are a few lives in exchange for a harmonious world? Or rather, a multiverse?
"The marks will curse you, too... I HATE you..."One of the most severe cases of Mind Rape in the entire story, the formerly loyal pegasus becomes a pony who despises the term. Her mind is completely altered so she believes she has lived an entirely different life, one where she has grown to mistrust and loathe everything - including herself.
- Mind Rape: The first of Twilight's friends to be put through this.
- Undying Loyalty: This is the reason why she gets experimented on first. As Twilight explained as soon as Rainbow noticed that one of her friends had gone missing she would search high and low for them.
- Villain Protagonist: Secondary example to Twilight herself.
- Voice for the Voiceless: Reluctantly this for Pinkie, considering she's the only one who understands the latter's "gesture-speak".
The least changed of Twilight's friends, Pinkie alone retains her complete personality and memories from before Twilight's "research", her only mental alteration was having a bit more fear in her life. After Laughter is obtained, she is left without an ability to talk, or even breathe. Not that she needs to breathe afterward.
Once a loyal, honest, and hardworking farm pony, she becomes one who is broken, unsure, and too afraid of pain to attempt to tell a lie or truth. She only speaks in questions.
- Electric Torture: The primary method used on her to attribute truth and lies with pain.
- Mind Rape: Used in conjunction with the Electric Torture mentioned above.
- True Neutral: She may only speak in questions and rely on others to elaborate the truth, but she's one of the more level-headed of the corrupted bunch.
- Will Not Tell a Lie: What she insists to Twilight at first before the torture and Mind Rape begins.
Twilight's personal assistant, who has no knowledge of her secretly evil work.
- Flaying Alive: Happens more brutally to him than the scalping of Twilight's other friends.
- Gutted Like a Fish: Twilight rips out his second stomach to study how his fire-breathing abilities work.
- He Knows Too Much: What Twilight fears will happen since Spike, being her assistant, hangs around the library a majority of the time.
Formerly Ponyville's best fashion designer, she becomes an emotionless unicorn who doesn't feel compassion toward anypony. She thinks in a very logical manner, speaking in a dull monotone despite her shattered jaw.
Rarity's little sister. She was intended to have no part in Twilight's plan, but being in the wrong place at the wrong time...
The formerly kind pegasus who eventually becomes rage-filled due to Twilight's procedures.
- Ax-Crazy: Oh yes.
- Eye Scream: Same method as that done to Sweetie Belle. And that's just the first thing that happens.
- Force Feeding: Twilight forces her to swallow a type of jellyfish called Irukandji jellyfish, causing her to slowly feel a variety of unpleasant symptoms and inflicting further alterations on her psyche.
- Villain Protagonist: The third example.
An apparent manifestation of Twilight's conscience, who attempts to convince the Villain Protagonist to see the error of her ways. She looks and sounds just like Twilight's ordinary appearance.
- The Conscience: A literal example rather than simply a character type.
- Morality Chain: Tries to act as this toward Twilight. Unfortunately, Twilight refuses to listen.
- No Name Given: Twilight simply refers to her as her conscience whenever she appears. Word of God states that she'll gain a name of her own later.