Fanfic: Fun With Changelings
Fun With Changelings is a My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fanfic by Shukumei. A single changeling, who is later introduced as Wubsy, is cut off from the swarm during the attack on Canterlot. She's discovered by Vinyl Scratch and adopted as a pet. How will Wubsy the changeling, Vinyl, and Octavia cope when the town develops Changeling-phobia? Will Wubsy ever be able to prove her good intentions and stay with the mare she's grown so attached to?
This fanfic provides examples of
- Anti-Villain: Lyra
- Blank Slate: Wubsy starts as one after being cut off from the hive mind.
- Deadpan Snarker: Octavia's sense of humor is very dry.
- Genki Girl: Vinyl Scratch is generally this way.
- Hive Mind: The Changelings are normally this way. Wubsy gains individuality after being cut off from the hive-mind after the failed attack on Canterlot.
- Odd Couple: Easygoing DJ Vinyl Scratch and straight-laced Elegant Classical Musician Octavia.
- Paranoia Fuel: In-universe, the Changeling attack on Canterlot has had this effect on most of ponykind.
- Putting on the Reich: Ponyville gets this when trying to hunt down the changelings.
- The Rival: Lyra to Octavia, though it's largely one-sided. Later discovered personal feelings between the two play a part in the rivalry.
- Shapeshifter Identity Crisis / The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body: Wubsy absorbs traits from whatever pony she shifts into. This includes features, thought processes, and voice mimic.
- Shapeshifting Squick: Very briefly touched on by Vinyl. She's been trying to ignore the possibilities.
- Shout-Out: Wubsy turns into Cloud Kicker from The Life And Times Of A Winning Pony at one point. It is then shown that when shifting, a changeling's thought process is changed as well.
- At one point, Octavia compares something to Celestia giving up her beloved tea.
- Uniqueness Value: Why Twilight is willing to make an exception to the anti-Changeling laws for Wubsy as her personal study identifies Wubsy as an abnormal Changling
- Uptight Loves Wild: Octavia is the uptight, Vinyl is the wild.
- We Have Reserves: The Hive Mind's writes Wubsy off as a loss when she ends up stranded in Equestria.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: CLEaR in general. The Changelings are a legitimate threat, but Wubsy isn't.
- We Used to Be Lovers: Octavia and Lyra.