A group of terrorists known as the Shadowbolts are confronted with old grudges, past loves, and even their own morals as they set out to destroy the Wonderbolts and anypony who gets in their way.

''A Dark Sky'' is a fanfic by [=MetalHooves=], starring a quintet of characters from [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ynAk3EYEUCk/Th4uf5D_KaI/AAAAAAAAIB8/bUilLegz25U/s1600/20962+-+artist+YoorPorick+oc+original_characters+pooryorick+shadowbolts.png a piece of fan art by YoorPorick.]] It can be read [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/07/story-dark-sky.html here.]]

! ''A Dark Sky'' provides examples of:
%%* AntiHero: The Shadowbolts.
%%* AxCrazy: Blueball Blitz.
%%* BribeBackfire: Starry Skies.
* CreatorBacklash: On June 7, 2012, YoorPorick, the creator of the Shadowbolt Characters featured in this fic, made a comment on his homepage saying that he discredits the story and the way his Shadowbolts were used in it.
%%* CuteAndPsycho: Blueball Blitz.
* FiveBadBand
** BigBad: Nightshade.
** TheDragon: Stratus.
** TheEvilGenius: Charger.
** TheBrute: Blueball Blitz.
** TheDarkChick: Starry Skies.
* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: Blueball.
* HeroKiller: The Shadowbolts' main goal throughout the story is to get their revenge on the Wonderbolts. [[spoiler: They succeed.]]
* ItNeverGetsAnyEasier: Stratus knows this all too well. [[spoiler:Charger learns it, too.]]
%%* MrViceGuy: Charger.
%%* PsychoElectro: Blueball Blitz.
* RabidCop: Stratus often injured criminals more than he had to when making arrests.
* RevengeBeforeReason: Nightshade wouldn't have formed the Shadowbolts otherwise.
%%* RideTheLightning: Blueball Blitz.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Starry Skies' hatred of the Wonderbolts is fueled by their refusal to accept her father's money for a spot on the team.
%%* ShockAndAwe: Blueball Blitz.
* StreetSmart: Charger, as a former drug-dealer.
%%* VasquezAlwaysDies
%%* VillainProtagonist