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:
Harmony's Warriors: Iron Mare (Revised Version): Rarity Belle is well known throughout Equestria. Both as a technological genius and as Equestria's most eligible bachelorette. After a life threatening incident, she will become the Iron Mare. In progress.
Harmony's Warriors: The Spectacular Spider-Colt: Pipsqueak is nothing special, really. He's just another face in the crowd, just trying to survive high school like any number of his fellow students. That is, until he goes on a field trip to RichCorp, the corporation at the very cutting edge of everything scientific, where he is bitten by a rare Star Spider. Soon, he starts to develop strange new powers and abilities. Now he's anything but normal. He is the Spectacular Spider-Colt. In-progress.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Annoying Younger Sibling: Rarity sees Sweetie Belle as this, more so than in canon. They make up at the end of the story.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 manipulativetrickster 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.