Fanfic: Killbless A Midsummer Nights Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream by Killbles is a My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic/Pacific Rim crossover fanfic.

The Mark II Jaeger Midsummer Night was testing a prototype device when it misfires during a battle with a Category 3 Kaiju, throwing it and its pilots, the brothers Michael and Shane O'Connell, into a strange new world mainly inhabited by sapient equines...

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Due to chapter 8 being a major Wham Episode, with major effects on subsequent chapters that are nearly impossible to discuss without giving that particular twist away, all content for chapter 9 and beyond will be moved to their own section.

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    Chapters 1- 8 
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  • Bizarre Alien Biology: In chapter 16 a griffon has altitude sickness from going down to fifty metres above sea level from his usual of four, five kilometres.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: In chapter 13 Celestia says that due to her age she sees the world differently from mortals.
  • Break the Haughty:
    • Invoked in chapter 10 when Soarin' and Wave Chill are subjected to a simulated battle against an infamous Pint-Sized Powerhouse Hero Killer kaiju.
    • Downplayed in chapter 17. Misty Fly isn't exactly humbled per se by the fight against Bile, but she is noticeably more serious afterwards.
  • Call Back: In chapter 17 Lightning Dust shows up as a fellow trainee. In chapter 19 her Chasing the RABIT moment takes her back to the events of that episode.
  • Call Forward: In the interlude chapter, it is mentioned that Aleksis and Sasha aren't bothered by Cherno Alpha lacking a head-mounted Conn-pod and if they do go down, they will go down with Cherno together. Anyone who has seen the movie knows what's going to happen to them.
  • Combat Tentacles: The Kaiju codenamed Bile has these.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: In chapter 20 Lightning Dust and Twilight meet and neither have forgotten nor forgiven. Rainbow isn't sure who she would support if the two came to blows.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • In chapter 12 the brothers are escorted by Flash Sentry. Also, a simulated battle is run against Trespasser.
    • In chapter 16 Pinkie persuades Maud to join her in enlisting at the Jaeger Academy.
  • Didn't Need Those Anyway: In chapter 17 the Kaiju codenamed Bile is more or less a glorified Kaiju Blue dispenser, shedding extremities with far greater ease than all other Kaiju that have come before.
  • Expy: As mentioned in chapter 20's author's notes, Daring Dragoon, with her high agility, Reflex Joints and Impact Hammers, takes clear influence from Cossack Delta from Cherno Alpha Vs The World.
  • Fantastic Racism: In chapter 9 Big Mac mentally bemoans pegasi as lazy. In chapter 13 Misty Fly returns the favour by calling Applejack a "mud pony".
  • Flat "What.": This is Lightning Dust and Rainbow Dash's response in chapter 18 to being told they're compatible.
  • Fun with Acronyms:
    • Chapter 11 has TYPO, or "Tries Your Patience Often".
    • Chapter 16 has “Fun, Unsafe, City Killer!”
  • Glass Cannon: The Kaiju codenamed Bile is pretty flimsy for a Kaiju and sheds limbs with little effort from the opposing Jaeger, but spews far more Kaiju Blue than other preceding one.
  • Hanging Separately: In chapter 17 Rainbow Dash is forced to team up with Lightning Dust. It should come as no surprise that the latter's "me first" attitude causes a lot of trouble to all involved. It doesn't help that the third member isn't exactly an angel either.
  • Hauled Before A Senate Sub Committee: Happens to the O'Connell brothers in chapter 12 over the Kaiju problem.
  • Idiot Savant: In chapter 20 Lightning Streak sets up a simulated drift for Pinkie and Maud. Despite their failings in nearly every other assessment they take to it like a duck to water.
  • I'm Not Here to Make Friends: Lightning Dust tells Rainbow Dash this in chapter 18.
  • I'm Standing Right Here: Celestia's reaction in chapter 13 when Shane calls her "Sun-butt".
  • Insistent Terminology: In chapter 16 Mikhail calls a helicopter a "Rotary".
  • It's Personal: Lotus, a senator from Bolton, gives the brothers a hard time in chapter 12 because she blames them for the Kaiju attack on her city where her wife was killed.
  • Last-Second Word Swap: In chapter 10 Michael stops short of saying "massive collection of po[rn]", swapping in "podcast" when Celestia gets uncomfortable.
  • The Mole: Chapter 9 suggests that the griffons have one among the ponies.
  • Moral Myopia: In chapter 9 the griffon ambassador expresses displeasure about not being told about the arrival of Midsummer Night and its pilots. Yet when Celestia reminds him of his own nation's similar obligations to inform Equestria of unusual activity, he tries, however clumsily, to worm his way out of it.
  • Mythology Gag: In chapter 9 one of the suggested Ranger candidates is a pegasus named Surprise.
  • The Neidermeyer: In chapter 12 an arrogant deck chief causes disaster when he dismisses a mechanic's concerns about a damaged crawler.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Thresher bares less resemblance to the Man-In-Suit designs of the other Kaiju and instead resembles a giant centipede.
  • Noodle Incident: High Noon's clearance for the Jaeger bays was revoked after an incident involving one of Wild Mustang's rockets and her office.
  • OOC Is Serious Business:
    • In chapter 15 Applejack and Big Mac are surprised to find that Misty Fly is actually willing to apologise about her past brusqueness.
    • In chapter 20 Lightning Streak admonishes Misty Fly with uncharacteristic cold conviction.
  • Rant-Inducing Slight:
    • In chapter 9 Spitfire starts out already sullen, but Rainbow Dash trying to express concern appears to be what pushes her over the edge.
    • In chapter 18 Misty Fly gives Pinkie a Not a Game rebuke after their spar culminates in the latter hitting her with a party cannon.
  • Saved by Canon: Anyone who has seen the first Pacific Rim knows Sasha and Aleksis are going to survive their fight with Oska.
  • Shut Up, Kirk!: In chapter 16 Spitfire gives Rainbow Dash a speech to this effect when the latter tries to make her pull herself together.
  • Survivor Guilt: Spitfire is experiencing this.
  • Tempting Fate: In chapter 16 Michael laughs off the possibility of a Kaiju attack while they're away for a convention. No prizes for guessing what happens shortly afterwards.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: In chapter 19, in response to the mauling Tusker gave Wild Mustang, Castle Bravo filled its head with enough battleship-grade shells to cause Your Head Asplode.
  • Third-Person Person: Chapter 16 has a griffon called Mikhail doing this.
  • Too Dumb to Live: In chapter 19 some protesters tried to get in the way of a Jaeger drop. For better or worse, they had enough brain remaining to flee when Tusker showed up.
  • Tranquil Fury:
    • Michael does it again in chapter 13 when Applejack and Misty Fly get into a fight.
    • Misty's voice drops into a "deathly calm" when Pinkie fakes a kaiju alert to lure her to a birthday party for her.
  • Transforming Mecha: The Equestrian Jaegers can shift between quadruped and biped modes.
  • Wham Line: The end of chapter 20.
    “Offensive strategy.” Michael explained. “We’re going to hit the breach.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • In chapter 12 Soarin' chews Misty Fly out about using Applejack and Big Mac as bait during a simulated Kaiju battle.
    • In chapter 13 it's Michael's turn to lay into her when she can't get the hint.
  • Worf Effect: In chapter 19 Tusker takes down Wild Mustang with astonishing ease. Soarin and Wave Chill survive, but Wild Mustang is so badly damaged it's considered more economical to just scrap him and bump the two into a new Jaeger.
  • Zombie Advocate: In chapter 15 Fluttershy thinks everyone is being undeservedly hostile towards the Kaiju.