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Sonic Generations: Friendship is Timeless is a CrossoverFan Fiction between My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and Sonic Generations, created by GreenSonic21. It can be found on Fanfiction.nethere and on Fimfiction.Nethere.The events of the intro cutscene of Sonic Generations still occured like in the original: Sonic's friends set up a surprise birthday party for him, Sonic shows up to it, and then the Time Eater shows up shortly afterwards, sending Sonic's friends to different parts of Sonic's history.However, before that happened, the Mane 6 and some of their friends were having a picnic in Ponyville when the Time Eater also shows up and sends the ponies to different parts of Sonic's history.Now the ponies must join these strange new creatures from another world and destroy this eminent threat that is threatening both of their worlds. Truths will be revealed, lies will be ripped out, and two worlds' fates and a friendship will hang in the balance.Like in Sonic Generations, the story is divided into three parts:
Some time later, a Spin-Off story has been released, entitled Adventures on the Friendship Express, explaining exactly what happened during chapters 15 and 16 of the original story. It can be found on Fanfiction.nethere and on Fimfiction.Nethere. Stages used so far include:
This Fan Fic contains examples of the following tropes:
Adaptation Expansion: Despite the fanfic still taking the same games that Sonic Generations took, it does not take most of the levels. Green Hill is still used, but the levels after that are completely different. Some of the events of the original game are also modified: Tails fights Metal Sonic instead of Sonic himself, Nightmare Moon is the boss of the Classic Era instead of the Death Egg Robot, and the Final Hazard takes Perfect Chaos's place, to name a few examples.
In addition, even though the story takes mostly elements from the 360/PS3/PC versions of Sonic Generations, it also uses elements from the Nintendo 3DS version of the game.
Crisis Crossover: In much the same way as the original game, just replace Classic Sonic with the ponies.
Demoted to Extra: Perfect Chaos is the boss of the Dreamcast era in the original game. In this fanfic, Chaos does shows up, but in his Chaos 0 form, to help the heroes in the Changeling battle in chapter 10.
Drama Queen: Rarity, of course, from the second she turns back to normal. The narration even refers to her as such. (She's the trope imageand the page quote for a good reason.) Even what she says is reminiscent of what she said before:
Rarity: What are you talking about? That was utterly terrifying! My beautiful body was completely white! And I was floating around like a ghost! Of all the worst things that could happen, that was the. Worst. POSSIBLE. THING!
Fastball Special: Twice during the Final Battle. First, after Discord summoned the Werehog from Sonic's own Chaos Energy in the hopes of getting an extra ally, only for the Werehog to have a Heel-Face Turn after it was summoned, Super Sonic used it in this manner to distract Discord. Then, after Discord managed to have a little more success with a Black Knight version of Excalibur Sonic that was created from the Shadowbolts being blasted by the Element of Loyalty, after it turned on him because it was loyal to Princess Luna, when Discord pulled a You Have Outlived Your Usefulness and made Black Knight Sonic start to disintegrate, he got a Dying Moment of Awesome by using his BFS to pull one of these with Super Sonic, sending him right at the Time Eater so he could retrieve the Element of Magic.
Foreshadowing: Before Discord reveals himself as one of the Big Bads, he has made his presence known at several points in the fanfic. The Author's Notes of chapter 16 should explain everything for you.
This could have something to do with the story being hosted on Fanfiction.net, which does not allow links to be placed in stories, while the other stories are hosted on FIMFiction.net, which does.
The version of the fanfic found on FIMFiction.net fixes this problem by having the actual links to the songs show up exactly where they are supposed to be played, as opposed to the version of the fanfic found on Fanfiction.net that simply lists the links at the end of the chapter.
"The Reason You Suck" Speech: Eggman calls out the rest of the Mane 6 for their refusal to trust Twilight in the past, even managing to completely breakPrincess Celestia by calling her out for treating Twilight as a tool for using the Elements.
Dr. Eggman: Stop. Just stop right there, Celestia. You've embarrassed yourself enough. I let you speak because I was willing to give you a chance to prove me wrong about your relationship with Twilight, but you've done nothing but disappoint me! You haven't told me anything I don't already know, and you clearly can't take a bone when it's thrown at you... why do you hardly ever see her on your own time anymore? Why does your faith in her seem to be off and on? Why can't you just be open with her? Because you image is more important than anything you care about?! If you do care about her, Celestia, you have a funny way of showing it... you still think that, despite everything, you and Twilight share something special? I believe you had some good words of wisdom for this kind of situation. How did they go again? Oh yes, I remember:You have a lot to think about.
Dr. Eggman: Oh, shut up! Don’t embarrass yourself the way Celestia did! Hang on to whatever dignity you have, you pathetic excuse for an intelligent being! You gave Twilight some minor comfort, yes, but it’s meaningless when you consider that, whenever one of you does something, she’s often there to comfort you and you can’t return the favor! Like the friendship report incident. When all was said and done, it was out of sight, out of mind. Just like with the whole time travel loop. After all, it’s Past Twilight’s problem, isn’t it, Pinkie Pie? And of course,her brother’s wedding. You think you can ignore what your decision to not trust Twilight could have led to after it was over and the problem and everything associated with it will go away, just like that? Well, get a load of THIS, ponies: it doesn’t work that way!
The kicker? He's not even halfway done with his speech at this point.
The Reveal: In Chapter 16, it is revealed that Discord was posing as Nightmare Moon, the Shadowbolts, and Mephiles the Dark the entire time.
Rhetorical Question Blunder: Rainbow Dash asks a question she doesn't want an answer to; she notices Pinkie Pie is about to answer said question and quickly states she wasn't looking for an answer.
Royals Who Actually Do Something: Princess Celestia and Princess Luna actually do some fighting at several points in the story. Shining Armor also counts, since one of the guards refers to him as a prince and he does take place in the action.
Sequel Hook: Tails gives Twilight the Warp Ring the group's been using throughout the whole adventure, claiming that it could serve as a memento of their adventure. Sonic then claims that Twilight's magic could probably "find a way to turn it into a trans-dimensional portal or something."
She Is Not My Girlfriend: When Spike claims Amy is Sonic's girlfriend, Sonic quickly places his hands on his hips, telling him she is not (even though Amy thinks otherwise).
And when Gilda claims Sonic is Rainbow Dash's girlfriend, Rainbow Dash quickly retaliates.
As a matter of fact, where did half of the ponies come from? They weren't with the rest in chapter 1.
Villain Has a Point: Eggman is an evil man, but his "Reason You Suck" Speech to the Mane 6 and Celestia about how they've treated Twilight as a tool, and have ignored her feelings is pretty dead on, especially since neither of them could really argue with it.