Ponies One Half is a My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic crossover with Ranma ˝ by Emma Iveli, and only the second ever Ranma/My Little Pony Friendship is Magic crossover.The premise is simple: Twilight screws up a teleportation spell, and ends up teleporting her and the rest of the Mane Six right above the Drowned Girl spring, so they all fall in and are cursed to change into human women on contact with cold water. Ranma and Genma arrive the same day, and get cursed as per canon. They soon meet the Mane Six, and Twilight agrees to help them cure the curse in exchange for helping them adjust to this new world.Naturally, Hilarity Ensues.The fic's original cut in Fanfiction.net is here, and the FIMFiction.Net "director's cut" is here.
This fanfic contains examples of:
Actor Allusion: As expected, chapter 66 has a gag about Inuyasha and Ranma having the same voice. The gag is also done involving Rainbow and Applejack, whom also share a VA.
There's also a gag in the second chapter where the ponies remark that Shampoo sounds similar to either Spike or the mayor, whose VA likewise voiced the three characters in their respective series.
Another gag is made involving when Ranma-chan puts on Lina Inverse's outfit. Both were voiced by the same seiyuu. The gag returns in chapter 80, and Asuza neds up as Sonoko from Detective Conan; again, this trope is in play.
And of course, the inveitable DisQord gag is made, with him taking on John De Lancie's apeparance, and getting mobbed by Star Trek fans.
Ain't No Rule: Discord forgot to include a rule about the Heaven And Earth Solution in his little fake memories game. Cologne uses this mistake to restore Shampoo's memories.
We return to Ponyville in Chapter 101, as we see Shining Armor take the news about Prism Star, and asks for advice from Big Mac and Blinkie on how to take her existence, as nicece or as a sister.
Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Ranma talking about Genma: "Well you see, pops put me into a pit of starving cats, kidnapped me, abandoned my best friends on more than one occasion, sold me off for marriage just so he could steal an okonomiyaki cart and there was this one time he stole my fries."
Assimilation Plot: Queen Cosmos' ultimate goal; she plans on turning all humans into ponies.
Batman Gambit: An epic one is pulled in chapter 110 in order to cause Nabiki to give up on being Ranma's fiancee. Sensing that Nabiki was not being honest about her loving Ranma, the fiancees tell Nabiki she has to train in matrial arts with them, knowing Nabiki wouldn't do it.In the end, Nabiki gives up, and admits what she was up to.
Beam-O-War: How Hikaru and Tsukiko finish their duel.
Spike is worse off, he has only appeared in four chapters, but every time, he's been hurt badly: the first was getting crushed by a wheel barrel full of hammers (twice) and then in his second appearance, mauled by Opal. His third appearance has him chasing Angel, to..limited success. In the fourth appearance, he nearly gets pounded on by Angel and Opal.
Principal Kuno gets whooped during his debut arc, big time.
When Akane's bad cooking comes up, the "Baked bads" incident is mentioned.
The big race in "Fall Weather Friends" is mentioned by Momo during ch.12.
Pinkie's skating skill is why she helps Ranma fight the Golden Pair.
During the anime club's entry exams, Twilight's bad dancing is shown again.
The Stare is the basis of Chiyo's fighting style.
During the anything goes Take Out Race, Momo "assaults" Azusa with cake, much like how she attacked Spikezilla.
Discord's first sign of arriving is the chocolate rain.
In chapter 62, Hikaru tries to psychoanalyze Azusa's kleptomania, complete with her hair in its Prim and Proper Bun again, as she did when she tought Rainbow Dash was mad at Applejack during "Lesson Zero".
In chapter 64, the CMC get stuck in tree sap YET AGAIN.
Chapter 65 has an obiglatory Doctor Whooves gag.
AJ's bad lying is mentioned more than once.
Fluttershy's "aggresive chiropractic therapy" is seen again in.86.
During Nabiki and Akane's argument in ch.109, Sweetie Belle and Rarity remember the time they argued.
Cool Down Hug: Ryoga gives one to Momo during the skating match during her freak out about injuring Ranma.
Crazy-Prepared: Momo brought the Elements of Harmony in her hair, just in case something bad happened, in chapter 111.
Also the first fight between Ranma and Mousse. Mousse didn't stand a chance.
Queen Cosmos vs the Rival Brigade. Cosmos sends them packing.
Date Peepers: Happens twice; in Chapter 9(following Ranma and Akane on their date) and chapter 108(the anime club follows Shingo and Tsukiko on their date). Lampshaded(by Pinkie, of course) during the latter one.
Dating Sim: Shou wants to make one involving the Mane Six and Shampoo. He soon realizes he needs a Tsundere and a hero. When Kuno shows up mentioning the engagement, he thanks the gods of dating sims.
Exact Words: Madame St.Paul uses this to force Momo to have to eat meat during the dinner party. Lampshaded right thereafter.
Expy: Hikaru's rival Tsukiko is apparently based on Twilight's Shadow Archetype Trixie. Pinkie even lampshades it.
Fake Memories: Thanks to Discord, in chapter 112, everyone's memories are altered to be closer to Ranma 1/2 canon, including the ponies(minus Luna) as part of a deal Genma had with him to get the ponies out of the way. Luckily, Ryoga was lost at the time, so he wasn't affected.
Once again, Pinkie Pie, who while the gang is trying to defeat a memory wiped Shampoo attacks her with a fish ("Don't worry, it's fake!")
The Anything-Goes Rhythmic Gymnastics match starts off using typical implements, clubs, ribbons, balls and hoops, but by the end such things as bells, tables, hot kettles, pandas and older brothers are being used as weapons.
Loophole Abuse: Discord tries to invoke this to keep Rainbow Dash from using the Sonic Rainboom in chapter 114 to help remind her friends of their real memories, but Rainbow Dash counters with some of her own. The same thing happens when Cologne shows Shampoo the Heaven and Earth Solution rule, as Discord forgot to make not using that a rule.
Sweetie Belle/Suzette Perle: Suzette is a French name.
Scootaloo/Haruka Gentsuki: Gentsuki means "scooter".
Memetic Sex God: In-Universe, Ranma has become famous for having his curse, being allowed to marry more than one girl, being just friends with several more and for a brief period of time having a quartet of amazons acting as his bodyguards (even if two of them were pre-teens).
Mythology Gag: During chapter 45, Momo has come to believe that the vice principal knows about the Spring of Drowned Man and wants to use it for evil purposes. This is a nod to the recent live action Ranma movie, where the villain is the vice principal.
Naked First Impression: Akane is again the one on the receiving end, but instead of Ranma-kun, it's Ryoga and Fluttershy she sees in the tub.
No, Except Yes: Momo on her fight with Azusa at the Anything Goes Martial Arts Take Out Race: "I wasn't throwing cake at her, I was assaulting her with cake."
Discord creates these on the Mane Six as his first trick. He didn't know the Mane Six took some badass levels, though.
Done again in Chapter 63, only they're Opposite Sex Clones. They have free will, though, and rebel, but are taken out.
Discord tries this AGAIN, creating one "superclone." Queen Cosmos, said clone, stabs him in the back, though.
Discord does this AGAIN in ch.113, as he recreates the Mane Six's clones, along with clones of Ryoga, Ranma, and Shampoo with fake memories based on the fake memories trick Discord pulled as Discord's last trick to stop them from restoring Akane's memories.
Chapter 20: During the cosplay chapter, there are plenty, as to be expected.
Pinkie learns about Cosplay while watching Lucky Star.
Speaking of which, costumes are characters from Harry Potter (Hikaru dressed as Hermione), Haruhi Suzumiya, Pokémon(Ryoga and Cologne are Satoshi/Ash and Pikachu respectively), Slayers (Ranma-chan as Lina Inverse, and their having the same Japanese VA is lampshaded), Sonic (Ran as the title character), Negima (Shampoo as Kei Fu), Bleach(Akane as Rukia), One Piece (Nabiki as Nami), Ah! My Goddess (Kasumi as Belldandy), Naruto (Chiyo as Hinata), and more!
Also, Shou tries to sing the same song Konata butchered. Cue him getting booed off the stage.
When Shou sees the Bat Credit Card, as a visual gag for how mad he is, he goes Super Saiyan.
Ch.103 has Momo do a Pac-Man impression.
Discord does a Phoenix Wright impression in chapter 114 in an attempt to invoke Loophole Abuse.
Sneeze Cut: Used a bit; the best case is in chapter 6, where Derpy's mentioned, and both times she drops her cargo on Spike. OUCH.
Spotting the Thread: How Ranma and Twilight manage to shake off the fake memories Discord gave them when they see Princess Luna in her normal form.
The Stations of the Canon: Some of Ranma 1/2's stations are there, but what happens is different. The intros of Shampoo and Ryoga don't occur as per canon, since they follow Ranma and co. from the beginning. And as Naked First Impression shows, no P-chan disguise for Ryoga this time, so whenever he's in pig form he's just known as "Piggy-Ryoga".
Suspiciously Specific Denial: At the Anything-Goes Martial Arts Rhythmic Gymnastics tournament, Momo most defintiely did not see a unicorn and naked guy after Kodachi threw hot water at them.
Take a Third Option: When writing Chapter 43, Emma was wanting to write an ending where Akane and Sweetie Belle working together could make something eatable, but she also really wanted to write a scene where they create an Eldritch Abomination which Luna would fight... She decided to do both, with the fight being a story Pinkie was telling.
In universe example: Emi wasn't sure if she should dress up like Human!Yuki or Otaku!Yuki from Haruhi Suzumiya, but then she remembered that in the Haruhi-Chan manga there was a chapter featuring Human-Otaku!Yuki so that's what she dressed up like.