"Bonds Beyond Species"
is a My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
fanfic by Yasahiro
A Knowledgeable video-gamer and an experienced troper into the lands in My Little Pony verse, but outside Equestria. He is traveling with Lyra Heartstrings in order to find Gilda the Griffon, yet slowly they realize that ponies closed off themselves towards other species in the world.
It uses the "Human in Equestria" concept in a fun way. Many tropes are referenced, because the main character is a troper.
It's set in the same verse
as "Hands" and "Versus Equestria"
- Action Survivor: Subverted. When pushed to his limits, Kaisei sure is Action. Not much of Survivor, though.
- After-Action Healing Drama: Happens in chapter 4 and 5
- Awesome McCoolname: Main character didn't like his real name, so he decided to call himself Kaisei. It means "Vocal Harmony"
- Berserk Button: Kaisei for Lyra, Lyra for Kaisei.
- Beware the Nice Ones:
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Lyra to Kaisei. Apparently, it is caused by finally seeing something she studied for most of her life.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Kaisei is a simple average troper, but when too much is at stake, he is going to ignore pain just to reach his goal.
- The Dreaded: Humans to some races in this universe. Used by Kaisei to intimidate some Griffon thugs. Doesn't go as planned..
- Fantastic Science: Kaisei starts learning how to use Runes.
- The Glomp: Lyra meets Kaisei.
- Hermetic Magic: This is what the Rune Magic is.
- Heroic Second Wind: Happens during Kaisei's battle with Captain Stump
- Pirate: Chapter 2 introduces Pirates. IN THE SKY!
- Post-Victory Collapse: Happens to Kaisei in Chapter 3
- Romantic Comedy: Kaisei's relationship with Lyra. If you can call it that.
- Shout-Out: Kaisei is an experienced troper, what did you expect.
- Simplified Spellcasting: Implied to be the usual Unicorn magic. Higher spells do require some construction, though.
- Sky Pirate: In the second chapter, too!
- Tempting Fate: Just after saying that Equestria seems to be safer than Earth, Pirates attack.
- Tranquil Fury: Happens in Kaisei vs Captain Stump battle.