A Midsummer Night's Dream
by Killbles is a My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic/Pacific Rim
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...Needs a Better Description
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
- An Arm and a Leg: In chapter 8 we learn Spitfire lost a leg and wing crashing her zeppelin into Rasputin.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Misty Fly thinks she's better than anyone else. It doesn't help that she's an ex-Wonderbolt, which means her body can cash the cheques her ego is writing.
- Berserk Button:
- Lightning Dust's is getting her character slighted. Even if it is justified.
- Rainbow Dash's is being called a bastard.
- Continuity Nod:
- Godzilla Threshold: In chapter 8 with Midsummer Night rendered inoperable after the fight with Rasputin, the previously reluctant brothers decide that they should share Jaeger schematics with the Equestrians.
- In-Series Nickname: Michael calls Luna "Moon-butt".
- Literary Allusion Title: An obvious one.
- Prophetic Names: In chapter 7, the random name generator assigns the newly-arrived Kaiju the name Rasputin. It turns out to be ridiculously tough even for Kaiju.
- Ramming Always Works: In chapter 7 Spitfire crashes her zeppelin into Rasputin, finally fatally wounding it.
- Required Secondary Powers: Equestria's technology level isn't high enough to put the principles behind energy weapons into practice.
- Strong as They Need to Be: Discussed in chapter 8 when Michael wonders how Celestia can move the sun but can't defeat a single Kaiju. Pinkie can't give an answer.
- Take That: "The AI canted boredly, oblivious to the peril the Jaeger was in. It reminded Wave Chill of a technical support ‘expert’ mindlessly droning to try turning it off then back on again."
- Tranquil Fury: Michael's reaction in chapter 8 to learning the ponies found the wreckage of Brawler Yukon and have been suppressing the news for three months. He does it again in chapter 13 when Applejack and Misty Fly get into a fight.
Chapter 9 onward
- 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.
- Combat Tentacles: The Kaiju codenamed Bile has these.
- 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.
- In chapter 17 Lightning Dust shows up as a fellow trainee.
- 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.
- 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".
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Third-Person Person: Chapter 16 has a griffon called Mikhail doing this.
- Transforming Mecha: The Equestrian Jaegers can shift between quadruped and biped modes.
- 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.
- Zombie Advocate: In chapter 15 Fluttershy thinks everyone is being undeservedly hostile towards the Kaiju.