Fanfic / Cardfight Vanguard Equestria Arc

Cardfight!! Vanguard - Equestria Arc is a crossover fic between My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic and Cardfight!! Vanguard on written by Arthur Derpmanson. The fic can be found here.

This fic contains the following examples

  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: Applebloom uses a Nova Grappler deck.
  • Black Knight: Midnight uses a Shadow Paladin deck, and so does Sweetie Belle later on.
  • Cute and Psycho: Sweetie Belle in the later parts after acquiring PSY Qualia.
  • Darker and Edgier: The author says that this fic plans to be one compared to the anime and manga.
  • Expy: Several from the anime and manga.
    • Sweetie Belle pretty much fills in the role of Aichi Sendou.
      • Blade Blocker is literally Aichi as a pony.
    • Spark Light is one of Toshiki Kai.
    • Midnight Storm is one of Ren Suzugamori.
    • Card Keeper is one of Shin.
    • In terms of decks only, Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon fill the roles of Asaka and Tetsu.
  • Gratuitous Ninja: Scootaloo uses a Murakumo deck.
  • It's All My Fault: Scootaloo blames herself for Sweetie Belle being brutally defeated by Midnight during Regionals and as a result, leaves the team.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Sweetie Belle uses a Royal Paladin deck until Chapter 24.
  • Large Ham: Rocket. Just Rocket.
  • No Kill Like Overkill: In Chapter 23, Sweetie Belle defeats Dinky using Phantom Blaster Dragon, with 46000 power and 4 Criticals.
  • Oh, Crap!: Sweetie Belle when Midnight calls more Shadow Paladins to use Damned Charging Lance a 2nd time.
  • Playing with Fire: Spark Light uses a Kagero deck.
  • Spit Take: Spark does one with noodles in Chapter 24 when he sees that Sweetie Belle has joined Team Foo Fighter PSY.
  • Time Skip: This fic takes place a few years after the series' canon. As such, the Cutie Mark Crusaders are a lot older and have already gotten their Cutie Marks.