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Fan Fic: Harmony's Warriors
Harmony's Warriors is a retelling of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and other Marvel films, using characters from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, originally created by Avenging-Hobbits, and written by Avenging-Hobbits, Phoenix Avalon, thevampman24, The Aquatic Scarecrow and iowaforever. There are currently six stories in the series, but many more are planned:

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     Stories in the Harmony's Warriors Universe 

Now with a Shout Outs page!

     Tropes present in multiple stories 
  • Action Mare: Most of the major cast members, except possibly Braeburn (and Written Script, his rewrite replacement) and Sweetie Belle.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Downplayed with Gilda, who in canon is a jerk, but in this universe is the counterpart to Wolverine, and presumably an Anti-Hero.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Fancypants, one of the few pleasant inhabitants in Canterlot in canon, is presented as a Corrupt Corporate Executive Bitch in Sheep's Clothing in Iron Mare.
    • Canon Snowflake (Bulk Biceps in official canon) is a background character showing no signs of being a bad guy, but here is a Blood Knight with signs of mental instability (which only gets worse after taking the serum).
    • Cheerilee is the counterpart to the Lizard.
    • Carrot Cake, Pinkie's kind employer, and Fleur de Lis, like Fancypants one of the few pleasant Canterlot residents, are in the roles of prominent Anti Villains Magneto and Mystique.
    • Canon Gustav is a kindly baker. Here, he's a sociopath with delusions of grandeur, who seeks power For the Evulz.
    • Canon Hoity Toity? A slightly snobby fashion critic. Harmony's Warriors Hoity Toity? Red Skull.
    • Filthy Rich is now the counterpart of Norman Osborn
  • The Ageless: Twilight and Shining Armor haven't aged at all in the years between Captain Equestria and the modern day-set stories, apparently because of a potion Twilight created.
  • Alternate Universe: Where to begin:
    • All the characters are Petting Zoo People, compared to the Civilized Animal style of the original show, due to a Retcon by Avenging-Hobbits.
    • Rainbow Dash is Celestia's daughter and a highly skilled (and arrogant) warrior.
    • Applejack was born at least sixty years before any of the other cast (save Rainbow Dash, but she's a goddess so that doesn't really count) and Granny Smith is actually her older sister.
    • Fluttershy is a fugitive, constantly moving from place to place to hide her split personality.
    • Rarity... is still a fashion designer (although she lives in Canterlot instead of Ponyville and is a chain smoker).
      • The rewrite changes her a bit more by making her a tech genius and weapons designer.
    • Twilight, Spike, Pinkie Pie, and Pinkie Pie's sisters are members of a top secret government agency, and Shining Armor is their boss.
    • The Alicorns and several other characters are gods living in another realm, implying that Equestria is ruled by someone else.
    • Iron Will is a General in the Equestrian army.
    • Daring Do is not only real in-universe (opposed to being a book character), but is Scootaloo's aunt.
    • Firefly is Scootaloo's mother and Daring's sister, and is an old friend of Fluttershy's.
    • Trixie is a Changeling, and was adopted by Celestia as an infant, raised with Rainbow Dash as siblings.
    • Speaking of, Thunderlane and Rumble are also Celestia's children, making them Rainbow Dash's older and younger brothers (respectfully).
    • Cheerilee is a biochemist.
    • Snowflake is a soldier with mental issues.
    • The stories were eventually retconned to make them Anthro, in order to make future combat scenes easier to write.
    • Filthy Rich is the counterpart of Norman Osborn, Featherweight is his son (the counterpart of Harry), and Diamond Tiara is his daughter. She's also the verse's equivalent of Emma Frost.
    • Dinky is not only the pony version of Franklin Richards (though she doesn't seem to be a mutant with Reality Warping powers here), she also incorporates aspects of both Gwen Stacy and Mary Jane Watson.
  • Alternate Universe Fic: Of the Contextual Reassignment kind.
  • Arc Welding: Between Captain Equestria and X-Questrians: First Class — Gustav, the Big Bad of X-Questrians, is revealed in Captain Equestria to have been a member of HYDRA.
  • Bigger Bad: Nightmare Moon appears to be this, as she's been referenced one way or another in every story.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Pinkie Pie, of course. Spike has learned to ignore it from working with her.
  • Composite Character: Cheerilee is set up to be the Lizard, but is also in the place of Sterns/the Leader as the scientist Fluttershy goes to get help from.
    • Snowflake is in the role of Blonsky/Abomination, but upon his transformation becomes the Red Hulk.
    • Chrysalis is in the role of Laufey in Soar, but by the end of the story she's essentially become the Skrull Queen.
    • Due to her dual personalities, Pinkie is both Hawkeye (as herself) and Bullseye (as Pinkamena).
    • Dinky is Franklin Richards, though she also has aspects of both Gwen and Mary Jane. She also has the teleportation powers of X-Men's Blink.
    • Diamond Tiara isn't just an Alpha Bitch, like several that have appeared in Spider-Man, but she's also Emma Frost.
  • Disappeared Dads: Rather common so far, with the exception of Cupcake in X-Questrians: First Class and Rarity in Iron Mare. Examples are listed in the folders below.
  • Fantastic Racism: Mainly between Unicorns and Earth Ponies in Captain Equestria. The latter are referred to by less savory characters as "diggers" and are treated like second-class citizens, which of course inspires a lot of hate back the other way. And due to the war, there isn't much love between ponies and griffons.
    • Diamond Dogs are seen as idiotic brutes. Rarity is quite surprised at how intelligent Kili is.
    • Trixie doesn't think much of thestrals (batponies, who are the dwarves of this universe), at least not enough to approve of her son marrying one.
  • Foreshadowing: Nightmare Moon has been referenced, one way or another, in every story so far, implying she's a Bigger Bad.
  • Jekyll & Hyde: In addition to the Fluttershy/Flutterhulk situation, this is also the case with Pinkie and her Pinkamena/Bullseye personality.
  • Noodle Incident: They're quite common. See individual sections.
  • One Degree of Separation: Fluttershy was foalhood friends with Firefly, who in this series is Scootaloo's mother; Scootaloo goes on to meet and befriend Rainbow Dash.
    • Rarity once met Iron Will due to her military contracts. He's the primary antagonist of Fluttershy's story.
    • Spike, as the stand in for Agent Coulson, shows up in several of the stories, allowing him to interact with multiple characters.
    • Daring Do is the daughter of one of Cupcake's University professors, so the latter knew her when she was a filly.
    • Daring is also Firefly's sister and Scootaloo's aunt, and taught Fluttershy when she was in Manehattan.
  • Related In The Adaptation:
    • Rainbow Dash and Trixie are adopted sisters, Rumble and Thunderlane are their brothers, and their all Celestia's children.
    • Scootaloo is Daring Do's niece.
    • Featherweight is Filthy Rich's son.
    • Apparently Celestia is on Shining Armor and Twilight's family tree. Though this has only been explored briefly, with Shining believing it to be an old mare's tale, Word of God is that it's an important plot point.
  • Retcon: The author, after much consideration, eventually decided to modify the stories to make the characters anthro, citing difficulty writing action sequences for future stories.
  • Schizo Tech: Apparently, Equestria has access to such high technology as supercomputers, gems that act as miniaturized nuclear reactors and normal cars and trains, yet still have zeppelins as the only major form of aerial mass transport.
  • Shout-Out: Has it's own page
    • Not to mention all of the song-inspired chapter titles.
  • Ship Sinking: Meta example — the canonical Shining Armor/Cadence pairing is rendered impossible by her being a Asgardian goddess. The author has said he is a fan of the ship but as of right now in his universe doesn't see it happening anytime soon. Although, with Cadence on her way to essentially act as an ambassador to the mortal realm, the ship may yet happen.
  • Sliding Scale of Anthropomorphism: They are Petting Zoo People (post Retcon).
  • World of Badass: At one point or another, pretty much every major character, regardless of gender, has managed to have at least one Badass moment.


Phase One of the Harmony's Warriors universe acts as both the first wave of stories and functions to act as a foundation for subsequent stories. It focuses almost exclusively on the Mane Six and their origins as superheroes.

     Tropes present in the original Iron Mare 

     Tropes present in the rewritten version of Iron Mare 
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: How Rarity views Sweetie Belle, initially. They eventually bond over their common dislike for their mother.
  • Benevolent A.I.: TOM, the counterpart of Jarvis.
  • Big Bad: Fancy Pants, who arranges the attempt on Rarity's life to try and steal her company, and is attempting to copy her mana reactor for his own ends.
  • Calling The Old Mare Out: Sweetie Belle calls her mother out on being a self absorbed Jerkass. And it was awesome.
  • The Cameo: Caramel, who Word of God says will be playing the role of Superman at a later point, shows up at Rarity's press conference.
    • As noted below, Bruce Mane, shows up in one chapter.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Fancy Pants hires Ahuizotl to kidnap and kill Rarity so that he can eventually take over her company. And when he hires Light Bright to recreate Rarity's mana reactor, he shows absolutely no concern for Light Bright's well being or how the pressures of his demands are affecting him.
  • Future Me Scares Me: While in captivity, Rarity has a dream vision sent by Nightmare Moon of herself after her release, where everyone she cares about leaves her and she becomes a despondent recluse. She refuses to let this happen.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Rarity. So much so that she is able to build a welding torch out of spare parts.
    • Sweetie Belle as well, to the point that at times she comes up with things that hadn't occurred to Rarity. She's even the one who started creating TOM.
  • Heroic BSOD: Rarity, after Kili's death.
  • Hidden Depths: Rarity is surprised at how much Sweetie Belle knows about rocket mechanics.
  • It's All About Me: Pearl Belle convinces herself that Rarity faked her kidnapping as a stunt to get her attention... until she sees what poor physical condition she's in.
  • I Am Not My Mother: Rarity strives for this. Sweetie Belle too.
  • I Have Many Names: Ahuizotl claims this when he and Rarity first meet, saying that his minions call him "Lord and Master" and the Diamond Dogs call him "The Blue Death".
  • In the Blood: Being both a chain-smoker and a stuck up snobby bitch seems to be genetic among Belle mares since at least Rarity's grandmother Glory Belle. Sweetie Belle is an exception from the get go, and Rarity eventually outgrows it.
  • Jerkass Realization: Her experiences in captivity force Rarity to realize how much of her life's been wasted in petty selfishness.
    • Pearl seems to have one from a combination of Sweetie calling her out and realizing that Rarity really was kidnapped.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: What Rarity becomes after the above realization.
  • Kick the Dog: Ahuizotl kills Kili in front of Rarity for no reason other than to prove a point to her.
  • Locking MacGyver in the Store Cupboard: Partially subverted. When she is captured, Rarity's captors leave her alone in a room full of tools and spare parts. She promptly begins to build a suit of powered armor. Kili's death, however, throws a wrench in her escape plan.
  • My Greatest Failure: How Rarity feels about being unable to save Kili.
  • Mythology Gag: Rarity names her new A.I. TOM.
    • The icing problem from the first Iron Man movie rears its head.
  • Nightmare Sequence: Rarity has several both during and after her captivity. At least some of which are sent by Nightmare Moon.
  • Noodle Incident: Rarity apparently got so wasted at her last birthday party that when she demonstrated her new prototype robot, it resulted in her widescreen TV being destroyed and Iron Will being covered in oil.
  • Prisoner Exchange: How Rarity gains her freedom.
  • Put on a Bus: To avoid a potential Romantic Plot Tumor, the author has Rarity sending Written Script to investigate a possible leak at BelleTech, thus removing him from the main plot and allowing the story to focus on Rarity bonding with Sweetie Belle and building the suit.
  • Rewrite
  • Secret Test of Character: Written Script gives Rarity one to make sure that she's serious about using her armor to help others, rather than just treating it as a pet project.
  • Teen Genius: Sweetie Belle, who's inherited her sister's Gadgeteer Genius traits.
  • War for Fun and Profit: Rarity accuses Fancy Pants of being a war profiteer; he justifies it as pragmatic business.
  • "Well Done Daughter" Girl: Rarity's relationship with her mother, full stop.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Azuhiotl's stated reason for killing Kili.

     Tropes present in Flutterhulk 
  • Afraid of Needles: Fluttershy, which makes it a little awkward when Cherrilee needs to take a blood sample for research.
  • Alternate Identity Amnesia: Fluttershy has no memory of what happens during a Hulk Out.
  • Anti-Hero: Flutterhulk dances along this, due to her incredibly bestial nature.
  • Art Shift: When Flutterhulk speaks, it's printed in green.
    • Similarly, once Snowflake transforms into Red Hulk, his speech is written in red.
  • Badass Normal: Hoofcuff is just a normal pony going after a giant monster fueled by pure rage.
  • The Berserker: Flutterhulk. Full stop. And Snowflake once he becomes Red Hulk.
  • Berserk Button: If there's one guaranteed way to get Fluttershy to let go and release Flutterhulk, it's to threaten her mother.
  • BFG: The sniper rifle Snowflake uses during the ambush on Fluttershy in Manehattan is described as being the size of a cannon. And it turns out to just be a tranq-gun.
  • Big Bad: Iron Will, initially, though Snowflake takes over the role later.
  • Brick Joke: When Fluttershy runs into Firefly at a train station, she makes up the name Tree Branch as an alias. Some time later, she actually comes across a town called Tree Branch. She lampshades the coincidence.
  • The Cameo: Gilda, as a Wolverine Expy, shows up in one chapter.
    • A later chapter likewise has Zecora show up with elements of Black Panther to her.
    • Yet another chapter has Babs Seed show up as Rogue.
    • Cheerilee as the soon to be Lizard shows up near the climax. Seems that Fluttershy attracts a lot of intercontinuity attention.
  • Cassandra Truth: Fluttershy's uncle was institutionalized for saying that his Imaginary Friend warned him about the threat posed by Nightmare Moon and her minions. But since we know from the rest of the series that Nightmare Moon herself is quite real, it makes you wonder how much of the rest of that is accurate...
  • Catapult Nightmare: Fluttershy suffers from several through the course of the story.
  • Clothing Damage/Magic Pants: In keeping with the Petting Zoo People Retcon, both of these tropes are added to the story.
  • Daddy Issues: Part of Snowflake's attitude stems from his abusive relationship with his griffon stepfather.
  • Disappeared Dad: Fluttershy's father has been dead since Fluttershy was about twelve. It's later revealed through Flashback that Fluttershy accidentally killed him during a Hulk Out.
  • Driven to Suicide: The first scene in the story is Fluttershy attempting to kill herself due to her extreme guilt over Flutterhulk's actions. It doesn't work.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Fluttershy, whether she wants to be one or not.
  • General Ripper: Iron Will.
  • Hallucinations: When Snowflake's serum-induced Sanity Slippage kicks in, he starts seeing his dead father insulting him and egging him on.
  • Hulk Speak: Flutterhulk doesn't speak much, but when it does, it's usually in a very simplistic and direct manner.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Tree Flower does this to calm Flutterhulk down.
  • Immune to Bullets: Flutterhulk, and later a transformed Snowflake
  • Jekyll & Hyde: Fluttershy and New Fluttershy/Flutterhulk.
  • Made of Iron: Flutterhulk obviously.
  • Mama Bear: Fluttershy's mother Tree Flower.
  • Mythology Gag: Fluttershy's father's name is Banner Wing, as in Bruce Banner, the canonical Hulk.
  • Nightmare Sequence: Fluttershy has at least five, two of which function as a form of Flash Back.
  • Noodle Incident: Fluttershy, when on the train in Manehattan, reads about such an incident involving a grocery store and a bunch of animals.
  • One-Winged Angel: After Snowflake injects Fluttershy's blood, he transforms into the Red Hulk.
  • Out, Damned Spot!: After she lost her temper for the first time young Fluttershy had one in her shower.
  • Patricide: As revealed in a flashback, Fluttershy is responsible for her own father's death when she discovers she's been being given serum treatments without her knowledge. She doesn't take it well
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Fluttershy, much to her own dismay.
  • Psycho Serum: As in canon, the super solider serum has this effect on Snowflake, slowly driving him insane.
  • Race Lift: According to Captain Equestria, Griffins are considered to be Germanic in culture. This includes Gilda the Griffin, who appears in this story. Gilda is this universe's Wolverine, who is usually Canadian.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Hoofcuff gives Iron Will one when she finally has enough of his BS. She points out that Fluttershy only transforms in self-defense from his attempts to capture her, and that he's only so obsessed with catching her because she keeps getting away, not because of any threat she poses.
  • Retcon: The author considered writing Hoofcuff out of the story due to complications with the flow of the plot, but ultimately just rewrote a couple of chapters that allowed her to stay.
    • He also changed Hoofcuff from a Marshal to a NEIGHS agent.
  • Sanity Slippage: Snowflake starts undergoing this once injected with the serum.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Flutterhulk is the physical embodiment of this.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Subverted. It seems Iron Will is willing to do anything to catch Fluttershy and end the threat her other self poses, but Hoofcuff eventually calls him out on only wanting to catch her in order to soothe his ego.
  • What Did I Do Last Night?: Frequent with Fluttershy, due to her Alternate Identity Amnesia.
  • You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: Fluttershy says this a few times. She's usually ignored.

     Tropes present in Soar 
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: How Trixie views Rumble. Rainbow Dash gets along with him better.
  • Anything That Moves: Trixie. At one point, she goes as far as to disguise herself as someone else's wife in order to sleep with him. Brutally lampshaded by Spitfire during a particularly vicious argument between her and Trixie.
  • Artifact of Doom: Den Hjerte Eske, "The Heart Casket", containing the heart of the first Changeling Penumbrus, which holds the magic and memories of every ruler of the Changelings since.
  • Baleful Polymorph: Fenrir was once a normal pony until he angered the Flutter Ponies by refusing to come to their aid in their time of need, resulting in them placing a curse on him, transforming him into a wolf and leaving him practically mindless. Near the end of the story, Dash and her fellow warriors, with help from Comet Trail, is able to free his mind, though his body's still stuck.
  • Badass Princess: Rainbow Dash and Trixie.
  • Big Bad: Trixie.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Rainbow Dash, as per canon; this comes back to bite her in the flank pretty hard.
  • Break the Haughty: Rainbow Dash's experiences in Appleloosa do this to her.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Rainbow Dash during her banishment. Which includes losing her wings and her cutie mark. After nearly being killed by Fenrir while defending the civilians in Appleloosa, she proves herself worthy and regains everything.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Soarin' seems a bit dull, and obsessed with pie, but he's still a highly skilled Asgardian warrior and tracker.
  • Butt Monkey: Comet Trail, who seems well aware of his status.
    • Throw the Dog a Bone: Gets his moment to shine near the end of the story, when the Asgardians use his expertise in magic to free Fenrir's mind from his curse.
  • Canis Major: Fenrir, who's large enough that Trixie is able to ride comfortably on his back.
  • Changeling Fantasy: Trixie.
  • Disappeared Dad: Rainbow Dash and Trixie's father, Siegfried, was killed in battle with the Changelings when Rainbow was only an infant.
  • Disc One Final Boss: Queen Chrysalis is presented as a major threat early on in the story, but quickly becomes a pawn in Trixie's schemes.
  • Driven to Suicide: After realizing her desperate attempts to prove herself worthy as Celestia's daughter have seemingly failed, Trixie lets herself fall into the void between realms.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Trixie is a manipulative trickster who goes power hungry when she finds out her true heritage, but she genuinely loved each of her children despite their bizarre natures, and still bears the emotional scars from having them taken away from her. And when Hela and Sleipnir refuse to rejoin her upon her taking the throne, it only drives her further over the edge.
  • Exact Words: Luna is sworn to serve the All-Mother no matter what, but that also includes protecting them. And since she fears for Trixie's mental wellbeing after becoming All-Mother, she decides the best thing to do is disobey her order not to let anyone use the Bifrost and let Rainbow Dash's friends bring her back, as she feels it would be the best thing for Trixie.
  • The Exile: Thunderlane is apparently this, having become a social pariah among the other Asgardians, and is now wandering the Nine Realms.
    • Rainbow Dash becomes an example of this as well after infuriating Celestia by provoking a war with the Changelings.
    • Fenrir invokes this on himself, choosing to stay in Equestria as atonement for all the damage he did while under the influence of his curse.
  • Final Solution: Upon learning of her true ancestry, Trixie plans to completely eradicate the Changelings, with the hope that it will prove she's just as much of an Asgardian as Rainbow Dash.
  • Fish out of Water: Rainbow Dash still acts like a boisterous warrior princess after arriving in Appleloosa. It gets her into a lot of trouble.
  • Groin Attack: A female example — Pinkie Pie performs one during her fight with Rainbow Dash.
  • Heroic BSOD: Rainbow Dash sinks into one when she finds herself unworthy to lift Mjolnir, compounded when Trixie lies to her about Celestia dying and her exile being permanent.
  • The High Queen: Celestia foregoes Princesses Rule and is Queen of Asgard.
  • It's All My Fault: After the fact, this is nearly everyone's reaction to Trixie's Start of Darkness and apparent death.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Rainbow Dash pulls this on Fenrir during the fight in Appleloosa, appealing to his loyalty to family to resist his curse and not fight. It works, but Trixie just takes control of him and forces him to continue to fight.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: Spike, when things start to hit the fan.
  • Knight Templar Aunt: Daring Do is one to Scootaloo. In her defense, you'd be fearing for your charge's safety too if her new best friend claimed to be a demigoddess.
  • Mind Control: Trixie uses her natural Changeling abilities to convince Cadence to make her temporary All-Mother in light of Rainbow Dash's banishment and Celestia entering The Slumber.
    • Happens again when Trixie takes control of Fenrir, forcing him to attack Rainbow Dash.
  • Mordor: The Changeling realm Hekkerheim is a desolate wasteland.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Fenrir's reaction once his mind is freed from his curse and he sees all the damage he caused.
  • Mythology Gag: A rather subtle one. Apparently, at some undefined point in the past, Trixie cut Spitfire's hair off and sold it to the Threstrals. This is a reference to a Norse Myth where Loki sold the Lady Sif's hair to dwarfs as a prank.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: After Trixie sticks Luna in a cocoon and knocks her out, two Changelings are posted to guard her; one of them tries to prove to the other that she's not a threat by poking her to prove she's unconscious... which wakes her up, allowing her to break free, kill them, and bring Rainbow Dash and her friends back home.
  • Noodle Incident: Rainbow Dash, Trixie, and their friends all make reference to previous adventures that we only learn bits and pieces of.
    • A more serious example are the births of Trixie's monstrous children. Especially the... circumstances around Slepiner's conception.
    • Daring refers to a "Salad Incident" with Comet Trail, which apparently involved a garbage disposal catching on fire.
  • Predecessor Villain: Penumbras, the first Changeling.
  • Retcon: Thunderlane and Rumble were added to the earlier Soar chapters well after the story was underway, so that references to the former and appearances by the latter later on wouldn't suddenly come out of nowhere.
    • After seeing a certain deleted scene from Thor, the author added a similar scene to an earlier chapter to expand on Celestia's reasons for banishing Rainbow Dash.
    • The author originally called his version of Asgard "Equinsgard", but ultimately decided it was too much of a mouthful, so rewrote it as Asgard.
  • Sequel Hook: Chrysalis and the changelings abandon the destroyed Hekkerheim with plans to conquer Midgard.
  • Ship Tease: After Fenrir is freed from his insanity, Pinkie comments on how sexy his voice is.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Chrysalis is in the role of Laufey, but due to being more Genre Savvy than him, she survives Trixie's double cross.
    • Also technically Fenrir, since he takes on the Destroyer's role in the story, but isn't killed the way it's destroyed in Thor.
  • The Vamp: Trixie. It doesn't help that she's actually a Changeling.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Trixie's sanity degrades over the course of the story, but she outright snaps at the climax.
  • Villain Override: Trixie takes direct control of Fenrir when he refuses to keep fighting Rainbow Dash.
  • Why Did It Have To Be Wolves?: Pinkie's reaction when Fenrir shows up. She warms up considerably when Rainbow breaks his brainwashing, especially when he's revealed to have a Badass Baritone.
    • Rainbow Dash has a similar fear of spiders, and uses this similarity to comfort Pinkie during the fight with Fenrir.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Trixie's desire to prove herself worthy of being Celestia's daughter and her hatred of her true heritage is driving her right off the slippery slope.

     Tropes present in Captain Equestria 
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: Applejack's full name is Applejack Ashleigh Apple. Surprise lampshades this.
  • Alpha Bitch: Glory Belle. Her father does not approve.
  • Awesome by Analysis: Surprise is able to deduce Applejack's entire backstory just by looking at her. Sound like someone we know?
    • Apple Bloom's special talent seems to be able to do this towards guns.
  • Badass Boast: Gilda claims that Death is afraid of her.
  • Benevolent Boss: Blue Belle; he gives Applejack's father more time to pay rent, and is more than willing to provide more work if it will help the Apple Family make ends meet. And when Apple Buck dies in a cave-in at his mine, he tries to compensate the family well enough to cover their debt; they refuse a hand out, but the thought counts.
  • Berserk Button: Apple Bloom gets mad when she hears some other soldiers insulting Applejack, but when one insults their mother to her face, Bloom snaps and beats the crap out of him.
  • Big Bad: Hoity Toity/Red Skull, the leader of HYDRA.
  • Big Sister Instinct: It's implied that Gilda is developing this towards Apple Bloom.
  • Bilingual Bonus: German is used to substitute the griffin language.
  • Brief Accent Imitation: Gilda does this with Applejack as a way to belittle her thick Ozark accent. Counts as a Crowning Moment of Funny as well.
  • Bring News Back: Gustav finds a soldier after his One-Man Army moment and sends him back to the Equestrian lines to let them know of Gustav taking the city. As the "messenger" runs away, Gustav decides to have a little fun and takes some potshots at him.
  • Child Soldier: Apple Bloom lies about her age in orser to join the army. Word of God says that she's about 15.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Surprise. It runs in the family.
  • Cutting the Knot: Like the movie it's based on, there's a scene where the soldiers at boot camp are told to remove a flag from its pole, with only Applejack succeeding by knocking the pole itself over.
  • Disappeared Dad: Applejack's father Apple Buck was killed in a mine collapse while attempting to get more money for his family. Applejack's mother died soon after due to working herself to exhaustion, and being unable to fight off pneumonia.
  • Doomed by Canon: Pretty much everyone except Applejack, Shining Armor, and Twilight, being as it takes place 60 years before the other fics.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Sergeant Stonewall and Gilda share this role at the boot camp.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Berry Punch, who is set to be in the role of Blade, shows up in one chapter.
  • Everybody Smokes: Being the 40s and all, this is naturally the case.
  • Evil Sorcerer: Allister.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Not only do we know from the prologue that Applejack will end up going missing and being frozen, but due to being published alongside X-Questrians, we know that Gustav will survive HYDRA's downfall to become the Big Bad in that fic. Likewise, Aleister will also survive, as he's still active in the time frame of X-Questrians as well.
    • Same goes for Gilda as a drill sergeant. She appears to be perfectly alive and well in Flutterhulk, which is set in the present day. Given that she's this universe's Wolverine, that's not much a surprise.
  • Functional Addict: Allistar is addicted to cocaine, but is one of the most efficient members of HYDRA.
  • Funetik Aksent: Applejack and Apple Bloom's accents are written phonetically, which is a common occurrence in MLP fan fiction.
  • Genki Girl: Surprise.
  • Generation Xerox: Surprise is Pinkie's grandmother, and has the same personality she does. Word of God says she's also Fetlock's grandmother, which is where he gets his skills from.
  • Godzilla Threshold: Gustav taking Stalliongrad (the largest maker of steel in Equestria) causes the Equestrian higher-ups to push through Project Rebirth, even if those involved aren't entirely certain they're ready.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Dr. Belle is on fighting to stop Hydra, but his interview with Applejack has him basically say that he's perfectly OK with sacrificing soldiers or small villages if it gains a tactical advantage against Hydra.
  • Incurable Cough of Death: Applejack's mother Apple Blossom develops this as she works herself into sickness. Word of God states that it was supposed to be pneumonia.
  • I Know Your True Name: Allistar is fond of using the power of names against people.
  • It's All My Fault: Applejack secretly blames herself (the money problems caused by the medical costs for her poor health, specifically) for her parents' deaths.
  • Jerkass: Glory Belle and Silver Belle. The author admits it runs in the family.
  • Mythology Gag: Applejack's father, Apple Buck, has the nickname "Bucky" (as in, Captain America's sidekick).
  • Nice Guy: Blue Belle (see Benevolent Boss).
  • "No. Just... No" Reaction: Shining's reaction when Applejack asks if Twilight is his girlfriend.
  • Noodle Incident: Surprise tells Applejack that the only time she hasn't been chipper was something involving oak trees, angry sparrows, a pecan pie, and durians (a type of exotic fruit).
  • No Indoor Voice: Sergeant Stonewall.
  • One-Man Army: Gustav takes a heavily fortified city more or less single handedly, due to his ability to absorb and redirect kinetic energy.
  • Older than They Look: Shining Armor and Twilight are shown as younger, but still adults, when we know they're still active in the present day.
    • There's also Berry Punch, who according to the author, is about fifty years old in this story, but is never described as being middle-aged or older. Furthermore, there's the fact that she's lively enough to be hunting vampires during this period and will still be young enough to marry Batman in the future takes this to an even greater level than Shining and Twilight.
  • Overly Long Name: The Professor. His full name? Hans Wolfgang Christoph Ludwig von Schultz. But most just call him Professor Schultz.
  • Parental Substitute: Professor Schultz shows signs of becoming one to Applejack.
  • Please Wake Up: Applejack when her mother dies.
  • Personality Powers: Red Skull didn't become like that because he was a nice guy...
    • This is why Applejack was chosen, with the Professor hoping that her inner goodness would be amplified.
  • Retcon: The author ultimately decided that the chapters dealing with Applejack's childhood and the deaths of her parents slowed down the story, so moved them to the Longbox Anthology, thus keeping them intact and canon but out of the way.
  • Sherlock Scan: Surprise, in her first appearance, manages to deduce the entire plot up to that point just by looking at Applejack.
  • Ship Tease: Shining Armor and Applejack have shown signs of attraction to each other.
  • Southern Gentleman: Blue Belle, Glory Belle's father, seems to be an example of this trope. He's apparently not particularly prejudiced towards the Apple Family, but he still owns their home entirely and uses them as employees.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Surprise's specialty; she manufactures fireworks as a normal trade, and joined the army as a demolitions expert.
  • Take That: Apple Bloom at one point is shown reading a somewhat nonsensical comic book that is meant to be a send up to the pulp stories of the 40s and 50s.
  • Tragic Keepsake: As per usual for MLP fanon, Applejack's hat used to be her father's. In this case, he gave it to her just before his first day at Blue Bell's mine (and his death).
  • War Is Hell: Gilda gives Apple Bloom a speech about this trope.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Silver Belle makes it perfectly clear to Applejack that he'd be willing to sacrifice soldiers or even entire towns for the sake of winning the war.
  • Wrench Wench: Of a sort; Applebloom gets her cutie mark when she outpaces several trained professionals in field stripping weapons, finishing more in two hours than they could finish in a week.
  • You Got Guts: Gilda is impressed by both Apple sisters' tenacity and fighting spirit.
  • Younger than They Look: Apple Bloom is able to lie about her age and join the army. Word of God states that she's about 15.
  • Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters: HYDRA started off as a group of Earth Ponies rebelling against oppression by Unicorns and Pegasi (or so they say).

     Tropes present in X-Questrians First Class 
  • A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read: Cupcake takes a brief look into Fleur de Lis' memories. It's not pretty.
  • Anti-Hero: As an intelligence agent, Twilight is perfectly willing to use physical and psychological torture to get information out of prisoners.
  • Argentina Is Naziland / Oireland / Switzerland: The dragon island nation of Wyremland is a combination of all three — it's a refuge for war criminals (Argentina), it has a boisterous native people (Ireland), and it's neutral (Switzerland).
  • Artifact of Doom: The Fire Star, a crystal that increases a being's natural abilities tenfold. Not so bad on its own, but when someone like Gustav is after it....
  • Big Bad: Gustav.
  • Big Brother Is Watching: Very much true apparently in the country of South Griffinheim. So much so that they equip water towers to serve as surveillance stations.
    • According to Word of God, South Griffinheim is supposed to be similar to Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany.
  • Bilingual Bonus: The name of the village Carrot Cake grew up in is "Prospekt", which is "street" in Russian.
    • Spike curses in Gaelic.
    • When going undercover in a Las Pegasus casino to spy on Gustav, Twilight has a conversation with a porter entirely in French.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Gustav. He acts very friendly and inviting when first speaking with Carrot Cake's mother and Carrot Cake himself, only to later kill Carrot Cake's mother upon Carrot Cake's failure to move a coin.
  • Break the Cutie: Having your mother shot to death in front of you will do that. Poor Carrot Cake...
  • Broken Bird: Angel. Being a sex slave to someone like Gustav will do that to you.
  • Call Back: There are plenty to Captain Equestria.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Carrot's first confrontation with Gustav and Marie doesn't last long, or end to well for him.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Gustav has a facade of charm and class, but is a sociopathic killing machine.
  • Foreshadowing: Carrot Cake is set up to be Magneto, what with his magnitism powers and tragic childhood. His code name in a surveillance report? Subject M.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Since he's the Big Bad of the story, it's clear Gustav survives the events of Captain Equestria. Likewise with Aleister, who's still working with Gustav.
  • For the Evulz: After killing Carrot Cake's mother, Gustav reveals that the coin he had asked Carrot to move was made of chocolate. For apparently no other reason then to see the colt suffer.
  • Hero of Another Story: Applejack is mentioned during a history lesson, as are the Blackhawks and Sergeant Rock.
  • Horny Devil: Gustav's teleporting associate Marie. She's red and black, and hits on everyone. The author actually refers to her as a lust maniac.
  • I Call It Vera: Twilight calls her gun "Susan".
  • Mad Scientist: Gustav's assistant, Dr. Eno, who has no problem experimenting on Carrot For Science!
  • Mercy Kill: One of the griffons Carrot kills in chapter 3 says that his death will be this, as he had a Heel Realization awhile ago and was just waiting for someone to come and finish him off.
  • Mind Rape: One of Gustav's powers is the ability to create lifelike illusions — he torments Carrot both by making him think his mother's still alive, and by trapping him in a burning landscape.
  • Noodle Incident: According to surveillance reports, while getting bullied at school, Carrot Cake apparently moved an entire chain link fence and used it as a weapon, knocking the bullies asides. It is later what leads Gustav to finding out about Carrot Cake.
    • Fleur quotes a "brownie incident" also involving an electric kettle as the reason Cupcake's mother never taught her to bake.
  • No Social Skills: Cupcake uses her telepathy to try and assist in getting to know colts. It works about as well as you'd expect.
  • Power Incontinence: Cupcake at the beginning till Fluer helps her with a focus technique.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Cupcake gives one to Carrot after saving him from drowning. Could be considered a Character Filibuster.
  • Really 500 Years Old: Fleur.
  • Retcon: The author had a bit of trouble deciding on when to place the events of this story (based on how old the characters would then be in the present day-set stories), starting in the seventies, moving it back to the late sixties, and then finally settling on the mid-seventies.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After killing Eno and burning down the facility where he was held prisoner, Carrot Cake starts hunting down Gustav and the rest of his minions.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When Carrot shows up on Gustav's boat to kill him, Aleister calmly leaves the room, as it's not his problem or worth the energy to get involved.
  • Secret Police: Apparently, it seems that Gustav is head one such an organization, and Captain Equestria states that he was a member of Hydra.
  • Shapeshifting: Fleur. She disguises herself as a young filly in order to stay with Cupcake and her family (although Cupcake did invite her to stay, so it's all good).
  • Sinister Surveillance: Carrot's mother's phone is unwittingly bugged by the Secret Police, which eventually leads to them discovering Carrot Cake's powers.
  • The Sociopath: Gustav, who Word of God says only wants power and authority so that he can use it to torment and kill as many people as possible.
    • Marie has shades of this as well.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Gustav and Aleister have hated each other since their HYDRA days, but put that aside in order to work together to find the Fire Star.
  • Three-Way Sex: Played for Squick when Gustav suggests a three way between him, his Shrinking Violet accomplice Angel, and Marie.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Shining Armor keeps Applejack's (who's presumed dead at this point) hat in his office. He talks to it.
  • Villain Teleportation: Marie.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Cupcake chews out Twilight for her methods of interrogating Carrot.
  • You Killed My Mother: The main, but not only, reason that Carrot wants to kill Gustav.

     Tropes present in The Spectacular Spider-Colt 


Due to the projected size of the Harmony's Warriors universe, side stories are frequently used to help fill in the gaps and tell a story that otherwise might not be enough to carry an entire full length story. So far, there is only one side story, but more are planned.

     Tropes present in The Collective History of Equinsgard 
  • All There in the Manual: The entire story itself functions as a sort of manual to the history and mythology of the Harmony's Warriors universe, so that other stories could avoid an unnecessary Info Dump.
  • Asshole Victim: Aahnyas and Saffyra
  • Blue and Orange Morality: The Flutter Ponies consider being able to cheat an admirable character trait. And in Equinsgard, it used to be law that if you slept with someone you had to marry them, even if it was non-consensual. Also it was A-ok to murder a whole family if they murdered someone from yours.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: The Flutter Pony Queen. She changes when her jealousy nearly causes the death of her lover
  • Culture Clash: The Borrsons and the Flutter Ponies.
  • Distant Prologue: It is set a good while before Soar since Celestia and Luna are fillies. And the stories Luna collects are set even further back.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: One of Aahnyas and Saffyra's sons raped Jarl's daughter so she would be obliged by law to marry him, leading to her suicide while pregnant. Jarl counters by murdering Aahnyas and all his sons except Edvard.
  • Dump Them All: The Flutter Pony Queen does this to her five husbands during her attempts to woo Edvard (as Borrson law forbids polygamy).
  • The Fair Folk: The Flutter Ponies take this role in the universe.
  • In the Blood: Averted. Aahnyas and Saffyra are horrible people but their son Edvard is a great guy.
  • Love Martyr: The Flutter Queen when she finally lets Edvard go
  • Overly Long Name: The full title of the story is "The Collective History of Equinsgard as Salvaged from All-Father Erik the Mad's Burning of Archives by Luna Odinmaiden". Readers have commented that it's the longest story title (for a fanfic, anyway) that they've ever read.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: Jarl to Aahnyas and his sons. Subverted with Edvard.
  • Revenge: Jarl. Subverted with Edvard
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Jarl and again inverted with Edvard
  • Upbringing Makes the Hero: Thoroughly averted. Edvard's parents are total jerks.
  • White and Grey Morality: Jarl did murder every male member of Edvard's family but in his defense they were awful folks. Edvard decides not to take revenge because he realizes his family so had it coming.
  • You Killed My Father: Subverted. Edvard originally wants revenge for his family's murder, until he finds out how awful they were.
  • Your Normal Is Our Taboo: The Flutter Ponies practice polygamy. The Borrsons do not.
  • Yandere: The Flutter Pony Queen

     Tropes present in Harmony's Warrior's Longbox Anthology Vol 1 
  • Alternate Identity Amnesia: It's strongly indicated during Lin's Soul Gaze, that Pinkie has little to no memory of anything Pinkamena does, and apparently vice-versa. Considering that Pinkamena is Ax-Crazy, that's probably a blessing.
  • Ax-Crazy: Pinkamena.
  • Cain and Abel: The assassin after Lin turns out to be Marble and Pinkie's sister Limestone.
  • Continuity Nod: Trottingham Pink has several references to the events of Soar, and at the end of the story, Pinkie receives a letter from Fluttershy (who she befriended at the end of Flutterhulk), detailing her progress in controlling her alternate side.
  • Easily Forgiven: Pinkie has no problem forgiving Lin for nearly killing her and using a Soul Gaze on her without her permission. It helps that a soul gaze is a two-way street, so Pinkie was able to see into Lin's mind at the same time and see that Lin is a good person at heart.
    • Marble describes Pinkie as a very forgiving person in general, and she usually forgives right of the bat (and that they don't talk about when that doesn't happen). Pinkie's reply about giving ponies a second chance implies that it's partially because she was given a second chance after what Pinkamena did.
    • Pinkie's also hopeful that she and Marble can reach their sister Limestone again someday.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Limestone genuinely cares for Pinkie, and is regretful when she finds out that she hurt her.
  • Expy: The senator Pinkie and Marble were sent to defeat is a pony version of Lin Beifong.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Limestone not realizing the pink mare she was facing was her sister.
  • Handicapped Badass: It's revealed that the mission in Istanbull left Pinkie permanently deaf. Fortunately, Twilight was able to design some advanced hearing aids to synthesize hearing for her.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Senator Lin may not be the nicest person around, but she's a good person at heart, trying to make things better.
  • Journey to the Center of the Mind: Lin, at Marble's insistence, uses a Soul Gaze to enter Pinkie's mind in order to see the... complicated relationship between her and Pinkamena. This takes the form of finding herself on the Pie Family Rock Farm surrounded by Pinkie's memories, and it's implied that Pinkamena is locked in the farmhouse. And it's at this point that a psionic construct of Cupcake kicks Lin out of her patient's mind before she can accidentally wake up Pinkamena.
    • It's later revealed that Pinkie saw Lin's mind at the same time.
  • Knife Nut: Marble prefers to use knives.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Limestone is honestly regretful that she attacked Pinkie unknowingly.
  • The Nicknamer: Pinkie likes giving her friends nicknames. For example, she calls Lin "Linny"
  • Noodle Incident: Pinkie and Twilight are temporarily banned from working together, after a mission in Istanbull that involved a refrigerator blowing up. And it somehow left Pinkie permanently deaf. The Doctor also apparently wanted to take Pinkie and Twilight to the twenty-third century for some reason, with Pinkie ending up with his Sonic Screwdriver.
    • Apparently Sam, Dean, Fetlock and Trotson are busy dealing with a mess on an island off of southern Guoxia involving a big rat, zombies and hellhounds.
    • We also only see a little of the stuff that Bullseye/Pinkamena was up to.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Pinkie lacking Pinkamena's memories meant that Pinkie didn't know that Limestone was waiting for Pinkamena to contact her after the mission that got her captured, causing Limestone to believe that she'd been captured or worse. This leads to Pinkie getting seriously injured by Limestone.
  • Religious Bruiser: Pinkie is revealed to have strong religious beliefs that serve to help her cope with the unpleasant things she's forced to do as part of her job.
  • Sibling Team: Pinkie and Marble.
    • Apparently Pinkie and Limestone used to work together to some degree.
  • Thou Shall Not Kill: Marble doesn't like to be called a killer, and prefers to use lethal force as a last resort only.
  • Training from Hell: What the Pie sisters received from their father, which is heavily implied to be what gave Pinkie her split personality.

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