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Fanfic: Seven Days In Sunny June
Note: As the Fan Fic this page is about is still in progress, this trope page is currently under construction. Anypony who has read it should feel free to add any tropes we seem to have missed.
Just another day at Canterlot High. Or is it?
Seven Days in Sunny June, a joint project by Shinzakura and BlueBastard, is a My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fanfic, based on BlueBastard's A Hairy Problem universe.

Weeks after her defeat at the hands of the humanized Princess Twilight Sparkle, the one-time pony Sunset Shimmer is working towards making herself a better life. But in an unexpected chain of events, she ends up in a situation that not even her new friends - Applejack, Rarity, Rainbow, Fluttershy, and Pinkie - can get her out of...nor really do they want to. As if that's not enough, Principal Celestia's firmly against the whole deal.

But maybe if Sunset Shimmer sticks around, she'll get more than she bargained for - for good and ill....

  • Book I (completed), dealing with Sunset adjusting to her new situation, is here.
  • Book II (in progress), where Sunset returns to Equestria in order to save Twilight's life, is here.

The story contains examples of:

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     Book I 
  • Abandoned Warehouse: Where Sunset lived until it was torn down, leading to a major change in her life.
  • Abusive Parents: The parents of Midnight want her to party hard using alcohol and cocaine, despite being 16, just so that she could recover and make a comeback in her adult career. Even more disturbing when kept in mind that Midnight is apparently not having trouble in her career.
  • Action Girl: Applejack (the human one) is a practitioner of Tae Kwon Do and those she's fought tend to regret it.
    Gilda: That bitch Applejack kicks like a fucking horse!
    • Bon-Bon, also a martial arts practitioner (though the author doesn't reveal which style) also qualifies.
  • Affectionate Parody: Rainbow Dash confesses to having a weird dream where she's the singer of a Canadian pop band...and she doesn't even like pop music!
  • Alternate History: EQG Earth is a lot like Real Life Earth, strange hair and eye colors and names notwithstanding.
  • Aluminum Christmas Trees: As Shinzakura pointed out, groups of cross-school criminal organizations like The Club actually do exist, complete with a couple of "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer examples.
  • Apocalypse How: After Sunset briefly considers destroying the second mirror, she has a dream in which doing so caused a Class-0 on Earth, and a disaster on Equestria that possibly killed billions, as well as Celestia (possibly causing a Class 5 or 6), killing Human!Twilight and leaving Princess!Twilight as one of the few Equestrian survivors, who only lived because she fled through the mirror to Earth. Sunset wisely decides to choose another course of action.
  • Artistic Age: Type 2, but like the source material, played with; Sunset, though in the body of a sixteen-year-old human girl, is actually a unicorn mare closer to thirty.
  • Artistic License - Biology: Although Sunset's ultra-rare blood type does exist, it is not more commonly found in ungulates than in primates...though the percentage of how few people in the US have it is true.
  • Art Shift: Unlike the canon Equestria Girls designs, the supplied artwork shows real skin tones and more realistic body proportions.
    • Shinzakura has been quoted repeatedly as saying he's happy to not do artwork where "people look like they're dipped in food dye."
  • The Atoner: Significant in Sunset Shimmer, who started out as a Fallen Princess and by the current chapter has become the Lovable Alpha Bitch.
    • In a lesser case, Vinyl Scratch, whose Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds moment note  was stopped. Later on, she confesses to Sunset that she needs to make up for her error. A subsequent direct apology to Octavia does not go over well.
    • Similar to the above, Noteworthy, for being too much of a Dirty Coward to stand up against "The Club" earlier.
  • Berserk Button: Sunset becomes blindingly enraged when she realizes Twily, Tavi, and Rarity are in danger from people using the Vibe against them.
  • Be All My Sins Remembered: Sunset is not willing to forgive herself because of all the actions she performed between arriving on Earth and being deposed by Princess Twilight Sparkle.
  • Bi the Way: Cloud Kicker.
    • Also a case of But Not Too Bi as while she claims to have sex with both boys and girls, her only known relationships are Vinyl Scratch and a other few unnamed girls.
  • Big Eater: Sunset easily finishes off a XXXL Fatburger, fries, and large caramel shake. One would think she eats like a horse.
  • Big Screwed-Up Family: The immediate descendents of Musica Allegra ("La Musica") have been pretty much traumatized by having a legendary ancestor. Dysfunctional Family doesn't do the level of issue justice.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Flash Sentry. Not only was he dating Sunset earlier, he was also going out and having sex with Blossomforth at the same time.
  • Blackmail Is Such an Ugly Word: Suri Polomare.
    • Though not as prominent, Blueblood against Vinyl Scratch.
  • Breather Episode: February 8, where the girls have a sleepover, weekend movie marathon, and impromptu gaming session.
  • Broken Bird: Octavia was willing to give Vinyl Scratch a chance to be friends when she first showed up as her date, despite not being homosexual. When she realizes that Vinyl successfully dosed her with a date rape drug, she is furious at her, even when Vinyl tries to make amends later.
    She was suddenly silenced as Octavia delivered a stinging slap, loud enough to ring through the relatively empty corridors of the airport terminal.
  • Celebrity Paradox: Filly Funtasia exists in this universe, and inside that story exists the Cutie Mark Crusaders.
  • Cerebus Rollercoaster: The story starts out with Sunset Shimmer trying to fit into her new home following Equestria Girls, goes though an arc concerning a mind control date rape drug, then moves onto a He vs. She game videogame tournament that interrupts the girls' slumber party to Sunset wondering there were other Equestrians that appeared on EQG Earth and currently with Twilight suffering nightmares which seem like A Nightmare on Elm Street.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Sunset buys a book on an Italian alchemist who was taught magic from a black unicorn which came from a mirror. Twilight finally reads it in chapter 11.
    • Another mirror portal is revealed in Chapter 13, and judging by its descriptions, is similar to the IDW comic which doesn't transform those who travel through it.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: A mention of a black unicorn teaching dark magic from a mirror. A similar nightmarish unicorn pops up later in Twily's fever dreams.
    • Come chapter 11, Octavia's ancestor, "La Musica", is mentioned early on. Toward the end of the chapter, a long-lost portrait is revealed and Sunset immediately notices several clues suggesting La Musica may have been an Equestrian native turned human, like herself.
  • The Conspiracy: The Club.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: Lyra believes that unicorns actually exist.
  • Cool Big Sis: Sunset Shimmer finds herself growing into this role with the "Eightmazing Eight" (herself, the Humane Six, and Octavia Melody)
  • Cruel Mercy: Sunset does nothing to Flash even though he cheated on both her and Blossomforth and used a date rape drug on human Twilight. Why? Because since Blossomforth is pregnant and her father is a pastor, he's now forced into a Shotgun Wedding and has to take responsibility for the child.
    • In a more vindictive way, Suri to Blueblood.
  • Culture Blind: Sunset Shimmer. Despite living in the human world for a few years, she has not seen many popular movies such as Star Wars, Star Trek, The Matrix, The Last Unicorn, etc.
  • Cut His Heart Out with a Spoon: Sunset threatens Noteworthy with the following:
    Sunset: You and your group of fucking idiot buddies put my sister with my ex-boyfriend. If he touches one hair on her body, I will force feed you half this fucking van, understood?
    Noteworthy: And the other half?
  • Determinator: If it means saving the people she cares about, it's fair to say that Sunset will face down the issue...no matter what.
  • Discontinuity Nod: Sunset Shimmer refers to Flash Sentry as "Brad".
  • Dramatic Irony: Human Twilight Sparkle says that she'd make a bad magician.
    • Screwball tells Sunset about a guy she dated in high school who never learned Spanish, joined the Air Force, got stationed in Spain, and now has trouble speaking Spanish with his Spaniard wife and in-laws.
  • Elevator School: Canterlot High shares a combined campus with an unnamed junior high school. As Sunset has been on Earth for four years, it's implied that she attended the junior high first, which is how the high school staff is aware of her bad attitude by the time she moves onto ninth grade/freshman year.
    • Also unusual in that the two schools run some joint events (dances, for one.)
  • Ethical Slut: Cloud Kicker, when she balks at Vinyl Scratch's plan to seduce Octavia while the latter is under the influence of drugs.
  • Expy: Almost all the AHP characters are expies of characters from All-American Girl.
    • One of the weirdest examples ever: in 7DSJ, Sandalwood is a sheriff's deputy, which is an alternate universe version of the Sandalwood in AHP (which is a perfumer), which is in turn an AU version of AAG's main character, DJ Martinez (whose birth name is Sandalwood.) Essentially, Shinzakura has created the first and third degree versions of the character.
      • In fact, the Sunset Shimmer of this fic could be considered a mirror expy to DJ Martinez herself. DJ/Sandalwood grew up in an entirely alien world from the time she was a child, not knowing what she was and where she came from, and doesn't want to acknowledge the part of her that's a pony because that would dishonor what her parents taught her about being human. Sunset Shimmer, on the other hand, knows exactly what she is and where she came from, came to an alien world as an (relatively young) adult, and Sunset is perfectly comfortable straddling the worlds of human and pony and would probably make it publicly known were it not for the potential danger.
  • Famous Ancestor: Musica Allegra/"La Musica", for Octavia and her side of the family. All but confirmed to be another dimensionally-shifted Equestrian.
    • Rainbow Dash is descended from Commander Hurricane, who was a World War II posthumous Medal of Honor awardee.
  • Gamer Girl: Vice Principal Luna, judging by how good she is at Titanfall. Rarity also demonstrates competence at Super Smash Bros.
    • Also Pinkie, who apparently carries an Xbox 360 around for "Xbox 360 emergencies." The result of one such "emergency" is an impromptu Skullgirls tournament.
  • Going Native: Sunset, to the point when she feels homesick, she thinks about San Palamino, not Equestria.
  • Happily Adopted: Zig-Zagged with Sunset Shimmer. She looks like she really loves her adoptive family, but also has problems about, among other things, whether or not she should reveal her real identity.
    • A more formal version is (human) Scootaloo, who was abandoned by her birth mother when she was five, and found and subsequently adopted by (human) Rainbow's family.
  • Happily Failed Suicide: Minuette, who slashes her wrists after she finds out she was "used" in an orgy while drugged. Fortunately, her parents rush her to the hospital in time.
    • Twilight, who walks into traffic as a result of her nightmares, but is saved in the nick of time by Sunset.
  • Happily Married: Discord, whose marriage is an unfortunate Secret Relationship, as the revelation would likely ruin his "hard-partying" rock star image.
  • He-Man Woman Hater: Spike towards Rarity after she beats him at Super Smash Bros.
  • Hope Is Scary: Sunset is more scared about the future because she has a loving family and caring friends, because now she actually has something to lose.
  • Hidden Depths: La Musica, an ancestor of Octavia and a legendary musician in her own right, is suspected by Sunset Shimmer to also have been a pony.
  • High School AU: Though to Sunset, who now considers it home, is Equestria the AU?
  • Identical Grandson: Actually an identical daughter in this case, as Posey and Fluttershy look so much alike that the only meaningful difference between the two is Posey's slightly taller height and Fluttershy's slightly larger chest. They look so much alike that one character comments that they look more like siblings than mother and daughter.
  • I Have No Filly: In her dreams, Sunset sees Princess Celestia as declaring this, and that Sunset must be punished for spurning her love.
  • In the Name of the Moon: Sunset has a particular phrase she's been meaning to use for quite some time when getting into a fight:
    Sunset:If you so much as touch her, I will introduce you to the fucking wrath of a Goddamn pissed-off-as-Tartarus alicorn. Your ass is going to be Discord and Im going to be all six fucking Elements of Harmony. Im going to rampage on you like the Princess did against the Minotaur Invasion of 957. I WILL BREAK YOU LIKE SHE BROKE THE ENTIRE CHANGELING ARMY AT SADDLEBACK RIDGE, AND I WONT FEEL AN OUNCE OF REMORSE DOING IT, DO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR!?
  • Karma Houdini: Zig-Zagged with Blueblood, as while he escaped the charges of rape, Suri Polomare uses her knowledge of this fact to blackmail Blueblood into staying with her.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: The only people who know what really happened the night of the Homecoming Dance are Sunset, The Humane Five, Principal Celestia, and Vice Principal Luna. All the rest know is that Sunset lost the crown for the first time, and that there was an explosion.
  • Magic Mirror: The Mirror of Cavalcanti serves as a Cool Gate transit point for Sunset to return to Equestria.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: Sunset's dreams. Are they simply concoctions of her mind, or is there more to them? It starts leaning towards the "magic" side when the dream version of Princess!Twilight Sunset sees has the same crown Twilight started using after giving up the Elements back to the Tree of Harmony, something Sunset didn't know about.
  • Melting Pot Nomenclature: A bunch of names that sound really hippie (well, this is California we're talking about here) right next to perfectly normal ones, creating a real Aerith and Bob situation; e.g. Spike (normal name), Shining Armor (not normal name), Twilight Sparkle (half of that's a normal name) and Octavia Melody (both of which are normal names.)
    • Explained by Shinzakura as subversion of Real Life Theme Naming, as detailed here.
      Shinzakura: "Take for example, the name Robert. Its origin is French, for 'bright fame'. Bright Fame definitely sounds like a pony name, doesn't it?"
  • Mind-Control Device: A group of boys from the local high schools get a hold of a drug with mind-control properties. Things do not go well after that.
  • Mistaken Identity: During her less-behaved period, Sunset intentionally ruins Bon-Bon's life by spreading rumors that the Vietnamese-American girl is living a double-life as Vietnamese porn star "Sweetie Drops". Needless to say, Bon-Bon is not happy.
    • Makes it even worse when it's revealed that Sweetie Drops lives in Hong Kong and in no way could actually have been Bon-Bon...not that any of the boys hitting on Bon-Bon ever did their research.
  • Mythology Gag: A few, and likely growing:
    • Twilight and Octavia attend the Zacherle Academy for Girls note , an elite private school for girls. Similarly, Blueblood attends Zacherle Academy's equivalent for boys, the Muenchinger Institute for Young Men. note 
    • While enroute to visit Cheerilee, her sister crashes her car just outside of Colton.
  • Mundane Object Amazement: Sunset flies in an airplane for the first time in chapter 11.
  • New-Age Retro Hippie / Granola Girl: Trixie's mom, Harmonic Convergence - to the point that she even runs the town New Age store.
  • No Communities Were Harmed: From the descriptions, Canterlot, San Palomino, Sunnytown, and Equestria County somewhere either in California or Oregon. Same goes for Ponyville and Cloudsdale, which are mentioned, but also hinted that they are not in Equestria County.
    • Shinzakura has said in his notes that the "Brentwood Museum" is just a renamed version of the Real Life Getty Museum, probably renamed in order to keep with the MLP naming scheme.
  • No Indoor Voice: The cheerleaders refer to a loud Pinkie Pie as the "Royal Canterlot Voice", with the Royal being short for "Royally Eardrum-Shattering."
  • Non-Indicative Name: Despite the title, the story starts out in (based on hints and the calendar dates) October 2013 and goes chronologically over the next few months (book 1 ends on the last day in May).
  • No Social Skills: Twilight (and to a lesser degree, Octavia...but not by much) has almost none of this, especially when it comes to affectionate displays with her "sisters" - to the point that it becomes Incest Subtext.
  • Older Than He Looks: Sunset is actually around thirty, yet her human body is about half that age.
  • One Steve Limit: Broken by (the assumed presence of) the pony and human casts. Also for the names of towns and schools.
    • More directly broken by (human) Octavia ("Tavi") and her cousins Octavia Philharmonica (goes by "Octy", though Tavi does not know this) and Octavia Van Clef (better known as Fiddlesticks.)
  • One of Us: In-Universe, Sunset wonders when her life became something out of the weirder parts of TV Tropes.
  • Ontological Mystery: When Sunset Shimmer suspects that La Musica was another Equestrian who came to EQG!Earth and was also turned into a human, this kicks into overdrive. How did she get here? Why did she stay?
  • Only Sane Man: A few cases.
    • Octavia, Ballad, and Fiddlesticks refuse to get involved in the Dysfunctional Family Circus that Ballad's mother (and Tavi and Fiddle's grandmother, by extension) has been orchestrating.
    • Ironically, Screwball, whose Earth counterpart is a level-headed rock musician and is trying to protect her younger sister Midnight Moondust from their parents' destructive career plans for the latter.
    • Sunset seems to be the only member of the family really concerned with Twilight's recurring nightmares. She believes that the others are being influenced somehow though.
      • The final book I chapter reveals that they think it's residual side effects from the Vibe.
  • Parents as People: Octavia's parents want the best for their daughter, even if they can't get her point across clearly, such as when they explain their plans to move to Paris, though they're leaving her behind to stay with her aunt and uncle...though they don't quite explain that part.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Sunset goes out of her way to prevent this from happening to Octavia when her parents say they were considering going to join a Paris symphony.
  • Punny Name: Why is the town called Canterlot? It was originally called Camelot, but was changed to Canterlot after the rise of horse farms in the area. The name stuck even though they have moved east to Ponyville.
  • Race Lift: Happens whenever the ethnicity of one of the human characters is discussed, since the film didn't deal with that.
    • Rainbow Dash is Hispanic.
    • Fluttershy is 1/4 Japanese.
    • Minuette is African-American.
    • Based on the description, Gilda is likely African-American.
    • Bon-Bon is Vietnamese-American, and even has a Vietnamese first name to go with it (Bon-Bon is actually her middle name.)
  • Realistic Diction Is Unrealistic: Shows up time to time, e.g. calling the unicorn "Almathea" instead of "Amalthea".
  • Reality Ensues: Minor issues from Equestria Girls are given this treatment.
    • (Princess) Twilight Sparkle was seen sleeping in the school library for the night. Where was Sunset Shimmer staying while she lived on Earth? An abandoned warehouse. Its demolition leads to the events of the story.
    • How was Sunset Shimmer able to fit it so seamlessly? A runaway with the same name disappeared years earlier and so the unicorn was able to take over her identity. Played for Drama now, as Sunset now wonders what will happen if the true Human Sunset Shimmer finds out someone has been using her identity.
    • How did Sunset figure out what was happening in Equestria, pre-Equestria Girls? Divination magic.
    • After having a mysterious student briefly pop in and out of the school for three days, Principal Celestia had to backdate a lot of exchange student paperwork. This got exceptionally strange given that the "exchange student", an alien from another dimension, seemed to have taken the form of her best friend's daughter.
    • What kind of person would Flash Sentry had to have been to date such an openly manipulative and mean person like pre-reform Sunset Shimmer? We find out the bad way later.
    • How did Sunset know about Vietnamese porn star Sweetie Drops and her likeness to Bon-Bon? Her ex-boyfriend Flash probably had some of SD's video "performances".
  • Real Place Background: Canterlot and Equestria County are stand-ins for the Real Life city of Redding and Shasta County, California. While not outright stated as so, it is confirmed by statements the author has made both in comments (see below) and in-story (State Route 299, which passes through Redding). As for the Interstate in question, I-5 runs the length of the state, including through the center of Redding.
    • In-Universe, Canterlot also shares Redding's original name of Poverty Flats; in both cases, the name was changed due to complaints by railroad barons.
    • Other nearby towns of Weaverville and Arcata are mentioned (the latter being next to Eureka, CA in Humboldt County, which is replaced in-story as the City of Horseshoe Bay in Klamath County.)
  • Related In The Adaptation: This happens to numerous human characters.
    • Sunset is taken in and pretty much adopted by human Twilight's family.
    • The Spike of this world is human and Twilight's little brother. Octavia is also Twilight's cousin.
    • Scootaloo is Rainbow Dash's Happily Adopted little sister.
    • Angel is Fluttershy's little brother.
    • Rainbow is descended from Commander Hurricane.
    • Crackle is Suri Polomare's half-sister by her father's mistress.
    • Fiddlesticks is Octavia's cousin.
    • Screwball and Midnight Moondust are sisters, and both are second cousins to Octavia.
    • Blueblood and Flash Sentry are cousins.
    • Pinkie Pie is the niece of Carrot and Cup Cake.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Blueblood uses his father Quorum's connections as a US senator to help escape his charges. This is not without consequence. See everything related to Suri
  • Shapeshifting Lover: Sunset Shimmer to Flash Sentry as was told in Equestria Girls. Played for Drama since Sunset only thought the change was cosmetic, and later is horrified to realize that she could have gotten pregnant.
    • Given that the change wasn't entirely complete (her blood type as a human is one that is eerily similar to that of equines, her hearing remains in the upper range of equines, etc.) it could also be a light case of Body Horror as well.
    • Judging by the number of descendants she has, La Musica - if she was a pony after all.
  • Shout-Out: The county's disciplinary high school, the Equestria County Alternative High School for At-Risk Students, is located in the run-down suburb of Sunnytown. Due to the school's brutalist architecture, lack of sports programs or afterschool activities, or even a school mascot, the disciplinary high school is disparagingly referred to as "The Blanks".
  • Shotgun Wedding: Blossomforth has one upcoming after her high school graduation, thanks to Flash Sentry.
  • Siblings Wanted: Though initially very aloof towards her foster family, Sunset immediately grows very close to both her foster sister Twilight and Twilight's cousin Octavia (who was mostly raised by Twilight's parents and practically also a sibling.)
    • To a lesser degree, due to her actual age, it's hinted that Sunset has a very filial relationship with the other members of the Humane Five.
  • Spanner in the Works: If it hadn't been for Noteworthy's change of heart and Sunset's Big Sister Instinct, The Club's plan to use the Vibe on Twilight and Octavia would likely have worked (Rarity's cold medicine protected her).
  • Spotting the Thread: Used a few times:
    • Octavia and Twilight are starting to pick up that Sunset is hiding something big due to the way Sunset and the other members of the Humane Six talk about certain issues.
    • Sunset Shimmer suspects that La Musica was Equestrian based on the fact that the musician's works sound very much like Equestrian musical works, including the Equestrian Royal Anthem and other songs from Equestria.
  • Take That: Midnight Moondust's "career advice" from her parents sounds a lot like the failed careers of former Real Life teen idol celebrities such as Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, and others too numerous to count.
  • Titled After the Song: The fic seems to be named after a Jamiroquai song, as indicated by a comment Shinzakura made, as well as a visual joke in the story's poster.
    • Chapter titles seem to come from songs as well.
  • They Would Cut You Up: One of the reasons Sunset doesn't want to reveal her true nature.
  • Unstoppable Rage: When Flash taunts her about being his girlfriend after using a potent date rape drug on human Twilight Sparkle, Sunset breaks a wall with her bare hands.
  • Woman Scorned: Suri Polomare. She knows what Blueblood really did to her, and is now using it to leverage her social status. One would almost feel sorry for him.

     Book II 
  • Alternate Tooniverse: To Sunset, after having lived for half a decade in the gritty reality of Earth, the paradise that is Equestria seems a little off.
    "In the human world, in the first year shed been trapped there after fleeing Celestia through Platinum's Mirror, Sunset had noted just how the landscape of Equestria seemed to be taken from the fanciful illustrations in human fairy tales. Now that she finally saw Equestria again through appreciative eyes and not on industrially-printed paper, it truly was like a fairy tale in how just in the distance, beyond the edges of the Everfree, sat a small hamlet of civilization."
  • Backstory: In chapter 7, we larn more about Sombra's past.
  • Brutal Honesty: Twilight regarding the early years of Celestia's rule. To be fair, Celestia asked for bluntness.
  • Continuity Nod: The events of A Hairier Problem Rise Of The Furball are briefly mentioned a few times.
    • Luna is overjoyed to hear that the play traps (and slide) still work in their old castle.
    • Twilight mentions the various mistakes Celestia made early in her rule, like Sombra, Sable Loam, Discord and Nightmare Moon.
    • AJ recalls her encounters with the Flim Flam brothers.
    • Lyra mentions the Breezies to Octavia.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Princess Luna's existence threw Sunset completely for a loop.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Sunset admits in hindsight that her plan was pretty stupid.
  • Dramatic Irony: Sunset repeatedly thinks briefly that Luna has no Equestrian counterpart. This is even after she saw Vice Principle Luna disguise herself in her old Nightmare Moon persona.
    • In fairness, Luna was using just the NMM wig, and not her full get-up (the story states she was in a sun dress, but her NMM attire was a gothy-punkish look.)
    • Raspberry Beryl mistrusts Sunset Shimmer due to her past as Celestia's student and dabbling into Black Magic.
  • Easily Forgiven: Celestia to Sunset.
  • Epic Fail: Sunset's attempt at using an invisibility spell to follow Raspberry Beryl.
  • Fridge Logic: In universe, Sunset realizes that the mirror in the Crystal Empire apparently violated its own rules regarding when passage is possible between the worlds.
  • Identical Stranger: Save for their color schemes and cutie marks, Sunset Shimmer and Raspberry Beryl look identical, a thought which does not make the wayward mare very happy.
    • The Equestrian counterparts to EQG!humans, in Sunset Shimmer's eyes. Pinkie Pie is not the niece of the Cakes; indeed, she states that she's more closely related to the Apples. Octavia Melody is not Twilight's cousin.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Sunset is out of the loop on a lot of things, like Princess Luna's existence, for instance. She's also out of touch with how technology in Equestria has advanced while she was gone.
  • Not So Different: Sunset compares her own experiences with Diamond Tiara's in order to reassure the filly.
  • Magic Mirror: Unlike the Cool Gate appearance of Cavalcanti's Mirror, the one on the pony side looks far more sinister, with images of Celestia, Luna, Nightmare Moon and Faust bound in chains held in the hooves of Sombra.
  • Misplaced Retribution/Disproportionate Retribution: Spike, blaming Sunset for being turned into a dog in the human world (something Sunset had no control over), sends a letter to Princess Celestia, who immediately teleports Sunset to the throne room and her possible death.
  • Teleporters and Transporters: Sunset has to use teleportation to get out of the room the mirror is in in Equestria.
  • Reality Ensues: Sunset is Locked Out of the Loop about a lot of things in Equestria due to her absence, like Nightmare Moon's return, Princess Luna's redemption (and existence), the Crystal Empire's return, and the events of A Hairier Problem Rise Of The Furball.
  • Stranger in a Familiar Land: Sunset Shimmer strongly feels like this in Equestria.
  • Unperson: Teh punishment of Sombra's father for poisoning his wife in a failed attempt to assassinate Queen Faust.
  • Wrong Context Magic: Sunset, after briefly thinking about the matter, realizes that the mirror she used in the film shouldn't have let her pass through when she did.

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