Fan Fic: Pony Age Origins
The Ponyspawn have invaded Equestria, and it is up to the newest addition to the Grey Wardens, Twilight Sparkle, to find the means to drive them back! With her friends and allies at her side, can Twilight defeat the evil tide before all of Equestria is devoured?Pony Age: Origins
by Omega Pony 11
is a Dragon Age: Origins
/ My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
crossover fanfic. As expected, the peoples of the Thedas are replaced with ponies, donkeys, buffaloes and other creatures of Equus; Your main cast has Twilight Sparkle as a Mage Origin Player Character
, Applejack taking Alistair's role, Rarity with Morrigan's role, Fluttershy with Leliana's role, Pinkie Pie with Sten's role, Rainbow Dash with Zevran's role. Trixie with Wynn's role, Spike with the Mabari's role and Shale and Oghren as essentially Equestrian-ised versions of themselves.
This fanfic contains examples of:
- Already Done for You: Artistic Finish, depicted here as Photo Finish taking the role of Marjorlaine, is not a boss in the main story as Fluttershy kills her at the end of the Fluttershy's Song interlude.
- Badass Princess: Princess Luna according to the Diamond Dogs' version of the Chant. Luna descended from Canterlot and fought the Old Ones. There are six of them and they're all dragons. They only ever came to stalemates until Luna tapped into the darker powers of the moon and became Nightmare Moon, after which she was able to kill five of them. Only five, because Asha'bellanar ran and hid.
- Can't Hold Her Liquor: Twilight passes out from one gulp of Oghren's booze.
- Composite Character: Pinkie Pie here blends both Sten and Hawke. She's the one found in the cage outside the village of Ponyringnote , but she's actually a resident guardspony there whose family fled to Geldwallnote .
- Driven to Suicide: Hespith killed herself by hanging rather than face becoming a broodmare.
- Due to the Dead: Oghren does this twice, with Ruck after Twilight mercy kills him and after he kills Branka when she shows she won't be deterred from the Storm Forge. Both times involves burying them in stone and making sure the makeshift tombs solidly set.
- Egopolis: Orzamule was founded by Orza, who was a mule. A guard explains that, as he was a mule, there were no successorsnote , leading to a hell of a Succession Crisis after the kingdom's founding.
- Eye Scream: How they kill the high dragon. It involves Applejack shoving a sword into its eye followed up by Twilight and Trixie shooting super-charged magic lightning at it.
- Fighting Your Friend: At the Storm Forgenote , the group finds themselves having to fight Shale and Cairidin along with all the other golems when Branka takes control of them.
- Flaming Sword: Spike has one.
- Healing Shiv: With her piece of the Mane of Stars, Pinkie makes a healing grenade.
- Knighting: Applejack knights Spike some time after she reveals she's a royal bastard.
- Magic Antidote: The Mane of Stars, taking the place of Andraste's Ashes. So far, it's healed Trixie's crippled leg, Macintosh's poisoning, Apple Bloom's possession and Rarity's taint.
- Magic Knight: Twilight sets out to be this after her staff breaks when fighting Branka and finds herself at a disadvantage against magically resistant fighter-type opponents like donkeys.
- The Magnificent: We have two: The Great and Powerful Trixie and The Mighty and Invincible Shale.
- Mercy Kill: According to the Chant, Luna was killed by a Unicorn Imperiumnote pony who took pity at her plight when she was being burned at the stake. This contributed to his becoming the first convert from worshiping the Old Ones to Celestia and Luna.
- One we actually see is when Twilight kills Ruck, at the latter's insistence.
- Mid-Season Upgrade: Happens thrice: The first is when the group replaces their worn out starter equipment with better stuff from Red Applenote 's armory. After that stuff gets thrashed, they find some enchanted items from the high dragon's hoard in the Haven stand-in. And after that, Cairidin gives them some new gear to help them along in their fight against the Blight.
- Miles Gloriosus: King Blueblood, unlike King Cailan, is something of a coward for all of his bluster.
- Mythology Gag:
- Rainbow Dash complains that the health poultices tastes like "bleagh". Twilight points out that poultices are meant to be applied to wounds rather than drank, as is the case in Dragon Age: Origins.
- My Celestia, What Have I Done?: Spike goes through this when he hears about what happens to Grey Wardens, particularly the shortened life-span that ends with dying either of the taint or of fighting in the note . This is because he pushed for Twilight to join back in Unicorn Towernote when Duncan was there for recruitment.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: After Arl Macintoshnote is poisoned by a maleficar sent by Arl Maimnote , the Cutie Mark Crusaders try to help him by giving Apple Bloom a false horn so that she and Sweetie Bell can heal Big Mac. This results in Apple Bloom's possession and the town of Appleloosanote being besieged by zombies.
- No Sell: When Branka takes control of all of the golems, including Shale and Cairidin, the group finds that their weapons only barely scratch them. In the same fight, Twilight gets her tail handed to her by Branka, who is resistant to magic by default as a donkey, and that is booster further by the lyrium she consumed while down there.
- Recruiters Always Lie: As with canon, Duncan still withholds all of the details from the recruits. This is subverted later with Twilight and Applejack, who tell Rainbow Dash what being a Grey Warden entails after the latter gets tainted during their fight with the broodmarenote and urges that her Star Strand be used to heal Rarity instead, this causes Spike to go through the above-mentioned moment.
- Skunk Stripe: Twilight gets a streak of white in her mane after Branka almost turns her into a golem.
- Suicide by Cop: Twister the Dalish Pegasus from Fluttershy's Song. Dies after taking out Artistic Finish's goons, but it's revealed that she's actually a Seeker who was dying of a disease and chose to risk to take the mission of bringing Fluttershy to the convent bordering Equestria and, on the way, meet death on her own terms.
- Take a Third Option: Instead of crowning either Bhelen or Harrowmount, as the group cannot stand to ally with either of them, Shale and Oghren crowns the Senate's Speaker, Cranky Doodle, as the new king of Orzamule.
- Throw Down the Bomblet: Pinkie Pie's weapons of choice are explosives.