Fanfic: The Bridge

Matter cannot be created nor destroyed, only moved, displaced, changed into energy; or morphed into a new state....All four just happened...

In the heart of the Pacific Ocean, an all out invasion-turned gang-war occurred without warning between the two largest factions of the planet's kaiju population. As all hell is breaking loose on Solgell Island, the Global Defense Force see an opportunity to test a new superweapon, trying to rid the world of some of mankind's biggest threats while they are all clustered together. As the faction leaders unleashed their most devastating attacks, Dimension Tide fired and the combined energy seemed to erase some of the factions' power players off the map.

But, as the world cheered or bowed their heads in loss, none of them took a moment to realize Dimension Tide's blast, long believed to be an artificial black hole; behaved nothing like what theoretical physicists believed it should.

Six of the most powerful beings on the planet weren't crushed, imprisoned, or vaporized; they were moved.

Moved, changed, shrunk; but still very much alive. Equestria just got six new denizens just as a horror from the kaiju home realm sets its sights on Harmony's world.

The Bridge is a crossover fanfic written by Tarbtano and illustrated by Faith-Wolff, combining My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Godzilla, Gamera, and Pacific Rim. Timeline-wise, it begins shortly after the events of "Inspiration Manifestation". The fanfic is currently in progress (latest chapter posted as of 9/12/2015), marked as incomplete currently with thirty one chapters (24 normal chapters, 7 bonus chapters, and a One-shot) and one Q&A section published.

Readable here, though the story is still on-going and not yet complete. Tarbtano also has a YouTube account that he uses to release trailers, promos, and such.

Original coverart here. Secondary coverart here

A midquel releasing concurrently to the main story called The Bridge: Sound of Thunder, made by the same team; details the story of another kaiju transported to Equestria named Raiga.

A spin-off by BlazingPhoenix17 called The Bridge: Humanity's Stand shows what is happening in the Kaiju's world, Terra, while this is going on.

A Recursive Fanfiction story (in which Tarbtano gave the author special permission to use his versions of the characters) called Godzilla Junior's Secret focuses on a romance between Godzilla Junior and Princess Luna.

This Fan Fic provides examples of:

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  • Adaptational Badass:
    • While Bagan is certainly powerful in the unmade films he would have been in, his power in his last attempted canon introduction put him roughly on par with Destroyah and Burning Godzilla. Here, he is undoubtedly the strongest kaiju of all time.
    • Many of the My Little Pony characters, particularly the alicorn princesses, got a similar treatment. While certainly powerful in her own right, Princess Cadance is able to go hoof to hoof against King Sombra in an upfront fight.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Due to Alternate Character Interpretation on the author's part, numerous villainous kaiju were given more heroic/redeemable traits.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Mothra Lea and Godzilla Junior are old friends, resulting in them calling each other Goji and Lele respectively.
  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: The gyaos flock attacking Canterlot.
  • Alternate Continuity:
    • The author combined several different continuities to create the universe that the kaiju in this story hail from, which he's dubbed the Amalgam Universe. It uses the Heisei Godzilla series as the base, but neatly ties in the Rebirth of Mothra trilogy, Pacific Rim, most of the Millennium age Godzilla series, the Legendary Pictures reboot, the Heisei Gamera series; and numerous single-movie kaiju names both from Toho and other companies. There's plenty of continuity mixing between franchises as well, with some changes that still make a lot of sense (for instance, Gamera is retooled into a Guardian Monster from Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack!, replacing Mothra, who already existed). The full timeline is viewable here.
    • On the MLP side, the story takes place during the show's run with the kaiju entering Equestria midway through Season 4.
  • Always a Bigger Fish:
    • Garble and his gang of teenage dragon bullies terrorize a pony camp until they are interrupted by the larger and more powerful Anguirus.
    • The Anteverse kaiju ended up running into this, as they had not only the Jaegers to deal with but Kiryu, other reconstructed UN robots, and the heroic kaiju as well. Trespasser ended up ticking Junior off and got destroyed. Multavore had the misfortune of being killed the moment she entered the universe, resulting in Junior wrecking the Precursor's production facility on the other side.
  • Arc Villain: While the story has a central Big Bad, each story arc has a defined villain after the status quo is established.
    • Everfree and Canterlot Attacks: Gyaos Horde
    • Crystal Empire Arc: King Sombra
    • Human World Arc: Enjin
  • Art Shift: The illustrations taking place back in the kaiju's home dimension tend to be more detailed with black used for the outlines. For ones taking place in any of the Equestriam realms however, the detail is relaxed and colored outlines are used to fit the show's art style.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Hyper Gyaos used her beam to slice off Gaira's hand when he tried to ambush her.
  • Attack Backfire: Destroyah has a division ability that, when in full kaiju form, allows her to go from a single 120 meter tall monster to a dozen or so smaller monsters and swarm. When she tries to do this in her pegasus body, it results in her turning into a bunch of toddlers.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: Grand King Ghidorah is durable enough that nothing Irys, Megalon, Gigan can throw at him does more than knock a few scales off. They only manage to damage him after Irys cleaves off a line of scales as Megalon distracts Ghidorah, giving Gigan enough time to build enough momentum to hit the bare patch Irys cleared; cutting in deep enough to actually hurt Ghidorah.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Since this is a crossover with Godzilla, this trope is most definitely a thing that happens.
    • The first examples we get in Equestria feature both villainous and heroic versions (right after each other no less!). Garble and his gang experience greed growth and rapidly change into full size dragons. Cue an injured Rainbow Dash inadvertently causing Anguirus to revert to his true form to save the day.
  • Audience? What Audience?: Aria Blaze doesn't understand when Sonata Dusk breaks the fourth wall. Later, Gigan doesn't know what Megalon and Mane-iac are doing when they break the fourth wall. However, Gigan is briefly able to see the fourth wall and is horrified. Later, Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie don't know what Discord is doing when he breaks the fourth wall.
  • Aura Vision: An advanced alicorn spell to detect disguises. It's what shows Luna and Celestia what the Kaiju-Converts gathered really are.
  • Author Appeal:
    • The Sirens' loving description of the sea comes from the fact Tarbtano lived almost his entire life near the ocean, despite ironically being born in a desert.
    • The scarf Monster X wears over his mouth in his human form is partly based on the fact Faith-Wolff likes Kakashi from Naruto.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Princesses of Equestria, Luna and Celestia on the Equestrian side; and King of the Monsters, Godzilla on the Kaiju side.
  • Bad Dreams: Mothra is plagued by them because thanks to Genetic Memory she knows how it looked and felt when Godzilla Senior tore her father's throat out. She sometimes gets nightmarish flashbacks from Battra's POV whenever she looks at Junior or Xenilla. Just look at them!
  • Badass Crew: Irys, Gigan, and Megalon form one, managing to put up one hell of a fight against Grand King Ghidorah, actually managing to damage him.
  • Badass Princess:
    • Crash through her roof, beat down half her and her sister's guards; and you'll soon be questioning why Princess Luna even needed guards in the first place. She actually managed to knock out the ponified Godzilla before fainting from her injuries.
    • Celestia is even stronger than that. 1,000 years more experience and a proximity based power boost from Luna give you enough strength to floor six fighting Kaiju-Ponies in one burst.
    • Cadance shows this herself, personally fighting Sombra alongside Xenilla.
    • Twilight Sparkle defended the Tree of Harmony admirably and even slew some of the Gyaos.
  • Battle in the Rain: Hyper Gyaos vs. the rest of her flock.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Completely averted in Luna's fight with Godzilla. Over the course of the battle, the princess suffers a multitude of heavy and extremely visible injuries. She recovered eventually, but is still in bandages for a few chapters.
    • Subverted with Blade Dancer, another Equestrian beauty, when she gets slashed across the face with a spear. It looks nasty at first, but Xenilla uses a healing crystal on her to mend the wound.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Xenilla does make due on a promise Blade Dancer makes him swear on to save Princess Cadance's life from King Sombra), after she frees him from his imprisonment. He even laments that it's the first time anyone has tried to do something directly for his benefit before. However, once freed, his way of showing gratitude is a tad unorthodox. He throws her into his prison cell and locks it before leaving, rationalizing she'd be safe from the coming battle in there.
  • Behemoth Battle: Considering half the roster have true forms over 80 meters tall, this is a given.
  • Benevolent Boss:
    • Villainous example. The Big Bad gets the loyalty of numerous evil kaiju not only by a show of force, but by offering and giving them exactly what they wanted most. Most pledged their service without hesitation.
    • On the positive side, Godzilla junior is considered the 'king' of the terran kaiju, who follow him out of well-earned loyalty and respect. He and his highest ranking subordinates are genuine friends. Likewise Princess Luna and Celestia are well respected in Equestria and care greatly for their subject's well being.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Several. Most notably the titles of several chapters Unbekannte Soldat (German for Unknown Soldier) and Henkōten (Japanese for Changes)
  • Big Bad: Many readers at first assumed Xenilla and Destroyah were the main villains of the story. Then when Red was introduced a lot of them thought he would be the main villain. Turns out it's the being haunting Xenilla's nightmares and defeated Red before taking over Zenith. Eventually, it's revealed to be Bagan.
  • Big Good:
    • As stated below (see Take That), Princess Celestia is not the 'Tyrantestia' seen in some other fanfics. Here she is a beloved ruler who will do whatever she can to protect her subjects. Helps she is more than strong enough to floor the kaiju-ponies with a magic burst when enraged.
    • Then there's the entity who brought King Caesar to Equestria long ago to fight Tirek, and has been providing advice and aid to both the ponies and some of the less evil kaiju since the story started. It turns out to be Harmony, an avatar of the Tree of Harmony.
  • Black and White Morality / White and Grey Morality: While the core group of heroes and heroines from both sides are benevolent, the morality of the villains is all over the place. Some like Irys and Monster X have redeeming qualities, others like King Sombra and King Ghidorah are completely evil.
  • Blasphemous Boast: Kaizer Ghidorah completely denies Grand King Ghidorah's claims to godhood, while declaring himself the inversion.
    Kaizer Ghidorah: "You are no god, but I am the Devil."
  • Blue and Orange Morality: Xenilla is a very tough nut to crack. He is completely honest, but can be brutally blunt with his words. He shows great dislike for both love and hatred, seeing them as controlling emotions; but at the same time he's far from stoic.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall:
    • Sonata Dusk is aware she's in a story, referencing the author and the story reader's favorite activity.
    • During the Valentine Day's special, both Megalon and Mane-iac do this, pointing out that the dimension they're currently in is a comic book.
    • When Discord shows up during the baby Destroyah outbreak, he uses a Kindle-Fire to check Tohokingdom and This Very Wiki for information on what's happening.
  • Broken Masquerade: The Gyaos attack on Canterlot, and Godzilla's defense of it, ruins any chance Celestia had of keeping the kaiju presence in Equestria a secret.
  • Bullying a Dragon:
    • Bold Rush repeatedly antagonizes Godzilla, even after it's clear his punches have no effect on him.
    • Grand King Ghidorah bullies Monster X despite knowing he can transform into the more powerful Kaizer Ghidorah.
  • Canon Immigrant:
    • Hokmuto makes an appearance in the bonus chapter. The movie came out when the story was being written, and readers liked the character so much that Tarbtano gave him an extended cameo and fight scene.
    • Though it is a Massive Multiplayer Crossover in the kaiju home realm, Irys is the only member of the core Cast Herd who is not made by Toho. In this case her species, the Gyaos, are kaiju made by Daiei.
    • Several fan made MLP characters such as Blade Dancer, Captain Blueberry Frost, Key Ring, and Harmony have prominent roles in the story despite not being made by the author.
  • Car Skiing: The CMC plus Destroyah accidentally do this with their wagon while pursuing the Baby Des.
  • Christmas Special: In a similar vein to the MLP realm jumping antics of the Halloween Special, Monster X and Irys (Hyper Gyaos) scout out the Equestria Girls realm, being temporarily turned into humans in the process.
  • Cliff Hanger: Almost all of the chapters end on this to varying degrees, much to the joking ire of some readers.
    Tarbtano (when asked why): "Because I'm evil and the devil made me do it."
  • Clingy MacGuffin: A Siren's necklace can only be removed by its wearer. Not even Monster X is strong enough to remove Aria Blaze's necklace without her permission.
  • Comes Great Responsibility: A root of Junior's motivations behind his heroics. In his eyes, because he has so much power, he's responsible for the safety of those weaker than himself, from threats they can't face but he can.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Godzilla Junior still fails to understand romance. Having seen both humans and Equestrians give flowers, the meaning flies completely over his head. Considering ponies are herbivores, he comes to the conclusion they are exchanging thanks by giving each other treats.
  • Continuity Nod: Even though this is a Massive Multiplayer Crossover, this is set after a largely unchanged Heisei series timeline with the grown up Godzilla Junior as the current Godzilla. This explains his calmer and gentler personality, so long as he isn't attacked; unlike the neutral or evil incarnations of the character.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • Pit one of the most tanky and seasoned veteran fighters amongst Terra's native kaiju against a half dozen slightly smaller, inexperienced, and less durable dragons; and you can guess what happened when Anguirus after reverting to his full form thanks to Rainbow Dash intervened against the greed grown versions of Garble's gang.
    • According to the timeline, Trespasser got a severe one from Junior when it ticked him off. Mutavore didn't even get the chance to get clear through the portal before getting fried by Junior.
    • In their first meeting 370 years ago, Grand King Ghidorah dished one out to Monster X. Then X turned into Kaizer Ghidorah and returned the favor.
  • Darker and Edgier / Lighter and Softer: An odd example as the story has its lighter and dark moments in fairly equal number, going for more of a balance between the two franchises. It's certainly darker at times than Friendship is Magic usually is, having scenes or sequences far more mature than the show has; but utilized a Lighter and Softer take on the kaiju series, such as using a heroic incarnation of Godzilla instead of a True Neutral or evil incarnation. Compared to most other MLP/Godzilla crossover stories like My Little Desotroyah, The Bridge includes a lot more humor and light heartedness.
  • Deadly Prank: A Changeling decides to transform into Slendermane and scare approaching ponies, only to be nearly killed by Destroyah.
  • Designated Girl Fight: Downplayed and subverted significantly as multiple battles were present before it with gender as an afterthought, but the first kaiju on kaiju rumble in Equestria is Mothra vs. Gyaos.
  • Divine Intervention: A currently then unnamed spirit or deity, Harmony, is the one who converses with and sends King Caesar back into Equestria's past.
    • Happens again later on when the same being saves Twilight Sparkle's life and convinces Monster X to spare a guard.
    • Considering Mothra's mythical status, she coming to Twilight's aid could arguably count.
  • Dumbstruck: Rarity upon Anguirus casually admitting to be over 70,000 years old. After a bit she takes it in stride and jokingly asks for his aging secret.
  • The Dragon: It's shown so far that Destroyah plays this role to Xenilla, albeit begrudgingly at best. Subverted in that they start out evil and are certainly not kind, but they don't seem to be the villains of the story.
  • Dramatic Irony: There's quite a bit of this, as not all of the non-kaiju characters know that the newcomers they're interacting with are normally gigantic monsters.
    • Xenilla is an enormous reptilian mutant born in the depths of space, leader of an entire faction of Kaiju, and bent on the conquest of Terra. Seeing such a villain awkwardly comforting Sweetie Belle to keep up appearances is absolutely priceless.
    • When Sunset Shimmer meets humanized Hyper Gyaos in the Equestria Girls realm, she assumes that Gyaos is from an abusive family due to her Broken Bird demeanor and claiming not to have a name. Given that Hyper Gyaos's "family" consisted of a mindless flock of horrific flying monsters that regularly turned to cannibalism to sate their unending hunger, Sunset is more right than she could ever begin to fathom.
    • The Big Bad Bagan was sealed away beneath Attu Island, a real life island in the Bering Sea. Attu is uninhabited, but well renown for its bird watching and peaceful setting.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come:
    • Celestia has a vision of the gyaos attack on Canterlot (and Godzilla's counterattack) shortly before it happens.
    • Upon his 'birth', Xenilla got a onslaught of them foreseeing some monster that would destroy Terra. He assumed it was Godzilla.
    • Rarity has a nightmare of the Big Bad's forces destroying Equestria if he succeeds in his plans. It would appear to have been sent by the Nightmare Forces.
  • Dynamic Entry: Godzilla Junior returns to his full power in a brilliant display, complete with a massive Pillar of Light.
  • Emerging from the Shadows: King Sombra naturally does this a lot.
  • Establishing Character Moment: For some of his gruffness and more villainous incarnations, the moment the princesses and Mothra ask him to help save Canterlot and he agrees on his own free will to fight off a 200+ strong flock of Gyaos; we know we definitely have a heroic Godzilla on our hands.
  • Everything Is Better With Princesses: Xenilla doesn't think so. Though he respects Celestia and Luna's power, he thinks it's ridiculous that they call themselves princesses and not Queens. Upon finding out the ruler of the Crystal Empire was another Princess, he was down right dumbstruck and couldn't proceed without asking Cadance what was up with the titles. Hilariously, nopony could give him an answer as they apparently never gave it thought.
  • Every Scar Has A Story: Princess Luna and Godzilla Junior exchange some explanations upon pointing out each others old wounds.
  • Evil Counterpart: Xenilla plays this straight to Godzilla Junior at least in the latter's eyes. Some interaction makes it seem like Xenilla is more of an Anti-villain than the straight up monster Godzilla thinks he is.
  • Evil-Detecting Dog:
    • Fluttershy's animals react with fear to Xenilla, but she doesn't notice.
    • All animals steer clear of Enjin.
  • Evil Power Vacuum: With Xenilla and Destroyah in Equestria, their faction has turned on each other, fighting for control.
  • Evil vs. Evil: This happens a lot.
    • Red, demonic murderer who indulges in torture vs. the story's Big Bad, a cold and calculating destroyer. Red would have won if the fight continued longer, but was outnumbered and forced through a portal into an unknown dimension.
    • A lesser example would be the short duel between Monster X and Grand King Ghidorah. It's quite clear those two do NOT like each other even if they are technically on the same side now. It's shown this isn't the first time they've thrown down.
    • In the holiday specials, we have Gigan vs. Mane-iac and human form Monster X vs. Aria Blaze and Sonata Dusk.
    • King Sombra vs. Xenilla. Though again, the latter's place on the morality scale is debatable.
    • A team fight breaks out with Gigan, Megalon, and Irys vs. Grand King Ghidorah.
    • The trope gets taken to the extreme when Enjin is sent to the human realm from Equestria Girls. Lacking developed heroes to face it, Harmony has to rely on Monster X and the Sirens as the best chance to fight it off.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The FiMfiction page extends the title and says precisely what kind of crossover it is.
    • Played for Laughs with the humor based Halloween chapter. "Gigan gets attacked with shampoo as Megalon cosplays a Pirate".
  • Expy: Because most of the kaiju only get hints of their personality in the source material, Tarbtano gave them all some traits to fill in the blanks. The result is minor cases of this underneath the source material, though thankfully in a tactful way that doesn't turn into Captain Ersatz.
    • One reader noticed Monster X has a similar personality to Zen-Aku, with a possible Shout-Out scene. Word of God confirmed this was intentional.
      • Several readers also noticed that his human form when in the Equestria Girls realm very closely resembles Homura from Sekirei. Tarbtano evidently had never even heard of the series, but did note it was a very odd coincidence.
    • Mothra seems to be a mix of her canon self from the Rebirth of Mothra series with some Lady Palutena and Leona thrown in.
    • Anguirus appears to be channeling WheelJack at times.
    • Rodan has more than one similarity to The Flash.
    • Xenilla's behavior has been compared by readers to Alucard, with the author playing with this and giving him some lines reminiscent of the infamous abridged series.
  • Face Palm: Gigan does the closest equivalent he can do with no hands, upon seeing Megalon's antics.
  • Fire and Brimstone Hell: Zenith was this upon its first appearance. Averted once the Big Bad puts it under new management, turning it into a smooth flat plane of obsidian and frigid air.
  • Fix Fic: To a minor degree. The Father's Day special fixes the apparent plot hole in the Hearth's Warming Eve special where two alicorns that look like Celestia and Luna appear on a historic flag that predates them. In the special, it's establish via flashback that alicorns are a fictional species up until that point and the then infant sisters resembling the flags is taken as a good omen.
  • Flat "What.": Anguirus gives one (abet with an accent) after seeing Derpy Hooves come barreling into the palace, erratically flying around and nearly crashing into several characters before delivering her letter to Celestia and departing.
    Anguirus: ....W'at?
  • Fling a Light into the Future: Anguirus and Rodan were members of a series of artificial guardian beasts made by now extinct civilizations from the distant past, circa 70,000 BCE. They were specifically made to protect the world when Bagan was set to return 100,000 years later; but got woken up early. Unfortunately, so did Bagan.
  • Flipping the Bird: Gigan and Xenilla have both mentioned they would do this if they had fingers.
  • The Fog of Ages: Princess Luna's earliest memory is a sweet gentle voice who may or may not be her mother. The next is of her and Celestia as children being found and raised by a foster family.
  • Follow the Leader: Most crossovers between Kaiju properties and MLP were done mostly in the sense of taking a kaiju film and putting in ponies in place of humans, reusing film plots; and/or throwing the kaiju into Equestria fully formed but otherwise just as pure monsters. The Bridge was the one that either started or popularized the ideas of using a wholly original plot with transformed kaiju being given alot of characterization. Post-Bridge, several stories began using very similar ideas.
    • My Little Destroyah technically did the Kaiju-to-Pony transformation first and had a lot of dialogue coming out of its titular character, abet it's scale was much smaller and it still mostly used Godzilla vs. Destoroyah's plot for it's latter run.
  • For Nightmare Night, I'm Going As Myself: Megalon gets mistaken for being in costume, and talked into going trick-or-treating with Pipsqueak.
  • Friend or Foe: The fight with Princess Luna and some guards against Godzilla was primarily caused by a misunderstanding. The former party just woke up in a daze and when a guard grabbed his hoof, he thought he was being attacked. This spurs a brawl against some of the guards which gets Luna involved.
  • Generation Xerox: Cadence apparently looks exactly like her ancestor Princess Amore. However, it's implied that Amore was actually Cadence's mother.
  • Genetic Memory:
    • Xenilla, being a mutated clone of Godzilla Senior, starts getting some memories from his "father" in his dreams.
    • Mothra has this too, having some of the memories of all her predecessors (mother, grandmother, etc) as well as her "father" Battra.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: In-Universe. The Power Ponies comic book world is Rated A for all ages; no blood, gore, extreme violence, or sexual themes allowed. Mane-iac suggestively tells Gigan they can still do that last part as long as they do it where the reader can't see them.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: As in canon, happens a lot when certain characters are either charging up or expending large amounts of energy. Most often with the princesses and godzilla siblings.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: Subverted with the unnamed narrator of Time and Isolation (Monster X). He stays sane despite being imprisoned for decades, but isolation and relentless nightmares cause his memory to degrade into nothing.
  • Gotta Catch Them All: The Big Bad regularly has his group explore the multiverse and gather as many magical artifacts as possible.
  • Groin Attack: Monster X takes one with a metal pipe from Sonata Dusk, because in a human body he wasn't aware that was a weak spot and got caught off guard.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Zig-zagged with the kaiju. Mothra might prefer to keep back and fire barrages of energy blasts because her form is less adept at close quarters brawling. On the other hand Destroyah has absolutely no qualms about ripping her foes apart at range or up close. Surprisingly averted with the MLP roster.
  • Halloween Episode: A bonus chapter focusing on the misadventures of Gigan and Megalon has the latter getting roped into trick-or-treating with Pipsqueak (who thinks he's just in costume) and enjoying himself.
  • Hate Plague: In the Holiday Special, the Sirens have been inducing these everywhere they go, causing people to argue and fight.
  • Hearing Voices: The being that brought King Caesar to the past chimes in with both Monster X and Twilight. The former to keep him from killing a guard, and the latter to save her from a Gyaos.
  • Hidden Villain: Combined with Dramatic Irony. The ponies and heroic Kaiju believe that the malevolent kaiju at large in Equestria were simply brought there accidentally by the Dimension Tide. Unlike the reader, they have no idea that the apparent rogues are all part of a single malicious faction, and that there's a Big Bad organizing them.
  • Holding Out for a Hero: Celestia starts to worry that she coddled her little ponies too much during her reign, making them depend too much on her or heroes to protect them and solve their problems.
  • Hope Spot: Mothra beats the Hyper Gyaos and the lesser ones it brought with it, only for an even larger flock of them to show up and attack Canterlot.
  • Horrifying Hero: Canterlot's opinion of Godzilla during the Gyaos attack is mixed. Some cheered for him when he won, others were too focused on his brutal fighting methods and frightening appearance.
    • This has led to half of the general populace to view Godzilla and the other kaiju as a threat.
  • Humanity Ensues: Just like ponies, kaiju turn into humans when they enter the Equestria Girls realm.
  • Humans Are Ugly: Monster X remarks that this about the inhabitants of the Equestria Girls realm. Ironically, thanks to his amnesia, he's forgotten that he used to be a Xilian.
  • Humans Through Alien Eyes: Upon visiting the Equestria Girls realm and seeing humans up close for the first time, Monster X can't help but comment on how bizarre they look.
  • The Hunter Becomes The Hunted: The Hyper Gyaos, after being wounded and weakened by Mothra, gets chased by the rest of her flock when they smell her blood. She's forced to kill them all in self-defense.
  • Hurting Hero: Several Equestrian and Kaiju heroes have their baggage. Godzilla Junior is hauling around Survivor Guilt that his continued life being a constant reminder his father died, knowledge that his powers make it unsafe to be around his mother; and internally yearns to stop fighting and just live in peace. But, because of a strong sense of responsibility to keep fighting for those who can't, he knows any peace he gets is just a brief respite.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch:
    • Anguirus' Curb-Stomp Battle against Garble's gang after Rainbow Dash helps soften them up and he reverts to his true form.
    • The story goes out of its way to portray Grand King Ghidorah as a monstrosity. Seeing a Smug Super like him getting absolutely trashed by a royally pissed off Kaizer Ghidorah was cathartic.
  • I Kiss Your Hand:
    • Xenilla kisses Fluttershy's hoof while expressing gratitude for sheltering him while he was unconscious.
    • Rarity also tries to teach Anguirus to do this when instructing him on manners. Hilariously enough, he refuses, pointing out that she walks on those hooves.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Gigan does this when Monster X transforms into Kaizer Ghidorah by recounting his various memories with the team. It works momentarily, but Grand King Ghidorah attacking undoes all his efforts.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: Pretty much everyone in attendence's reaction after the incident at Ponyville with the destroyah swarm.
  • Improvised Weapon: After nearly getting run over by Aria and Sonata's car, a human transformed Monster X picks up and uses a broken metal fence pipe as a bo staff to damage the car after jumping on.
  • Inconvenient Summons: When Twilight, Mothra and Luna cast a mass teleport spell in order to summon the remaining Mane Six and Kaiju Rarity has the ill-fortune of being summoned whilst in the middle of a bath, bathtub and all.
  • Insistent Terminology:
    • Xenilla insists on calling Cadence "Empress" no matter how many times she corrects him, since he can't wrap his head around the idea of a Princess ruling an empire. Poor Shining Armor, as a non-royal who married into the monarchy, can't get him to stop calling him "Consort".
    Xenilla: I'm eager to see this.. crystal empire of yours, Empress.
    Cadance: Princess!

    Xenilla: Considering the architecture of your land Consort-
    Shining Armor: Prince.
    Xenilla: -Prince Consort.
    • King Ghidorah gets angry if anyone leaves out the "King" when addressing him.
  • Insurance Fraud: The Flim-Flam brothers attempt to collect by claiming their Apple Peelcore 7000 was destroyed during Godzilla's fight with the Gyaos swarm, when it really broke down before the fight. Before they can make it to Canterlot, baby Destroyahs overwhelm their wagon and destroy it.
  • Interspecies Romance:
    • Braeburn (Earth Pony) has a crush on Little Strongheart (Buffalo), though he hasn't told her yet.
    • Quite a few females like Blade Dancer and Princess Luna have demonstrated attraction to Godzilla Jr., though he is oblivious.
    • Anguirus (Earth Pony) has a crush on Ki Seong (Kirin). A later chapter reveals she likes him too.
  • Irony:
    • For awhile, Princess Luna and Godzilla Junior are very wary around each other after the two's battle, even after the misunderstanding was cleared. She doesn't trust him at all and he think she means to do him harm. Guess who were the first two characters the fans shipped together with lots of fan art...
    • Gigan being flabbergasted that his attempt to make Mane-iac fall to her death didn't work on account of Toon Physics, considering Kaiju are probably the biggest violators of Square/Cube Law in fiction.
    • After seeing Godzilla in his true form, Blade Dancer is understandably thrown for a loop, and asks for reassignment so that she can clear her head away from him. She ends up in the Crystal Empire... and assigned to guard Xenilla, who looks almost exactly like Godzilla.
  • Kaiju: No really, read the premise and take a wild guess what's in the story...
  • Kaiju Bites Pretty Much Everything:
    • Being a Combat Pragmatist, Junior has no aversion to using his teeth when the cards are down; as both Luna and the gyaos found out.
    • Runs in the family, Xenilla chomps down on a leg King Sombra was boxing him with, biting down hard enough to break the limb.
  • Landing in Someone's Bathtub: Inverted. The mass teleportation spell to bring both the converted kaiju and Elements of Harmony to the throne room teleports in Rarity while she's still bathing, bathtub and all.
    Rodan: Oh look a white one.
    Rarity: *covering herself with shower curtain* WHAT IN THE NAME OF CELESTIA?!
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Monster X can't seem to remember a single thing about him prior to getting to the state he is in now, outside of some nightmarish still images.
    Marigold: *as she's giving a tarp covered X a cloak for the rain* What's your name?
    Monster X: I cannot remember...
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Grand King Ghidorah apparently killing the xilian leader, Controller 011, is what caused her transformed husband, Monster X, to unlock his full power and turn into Kaizer Ghidorah.
  • Last of His Kind: The Albino Hyper Gyaos, due to a combination of battles with Mothra (at the battle of the old castle), Godzilla (at Canterlot), and herself (in self-defense when they smell her blood and attack), had the rest of the gyaos killed off; and thus is the only remaining member of her species.
  • Layman's Terms: Twilight Sparkle gives a Magi Babble-heavy presentation on why the Kaiju turned into native species when they entered Equestria and how they can change back. Destroyah manages to summarize it in one sentence.
    Destroyah: So in a nutshell, we got thrown into ponyland, magic barrier made us ponylanders, we can go back to our real bodies but only temporarily and we need a pony to change us.
  • Legacy Character: Two of the most notable Good Kaiju are this. Mothra Lea has a lineage including her mother, the Heisei Mothra, and dozens of other Mothra in the past. Godzilla Junior has both his adoptive father, Senior (the Heisei incarnation), and the 1954 beast all being his predecessors by the same name.
  • Legion of Doom: The Big Bad has assembled a multiple-franchise-spanning army of evil kaiju. And if his resurrection of Sombra is anything to go by, MLP villains will be joining the roster as well.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: Basically Harmony's plan to deal with Enjin. Lacking strong enough heroes to take on Enjin, she has to manipulate Monster X and the Sirens into fighting him.
  • Like Mother, Like Son: In a special, we get some pretty heavy implications that Godzilla Junior's selfless, responsibility driven attitude actually comes from his adoptive human mother, Azusa Gojo.
  • Made of Iron: While they can be physically harmed, the ponified kaiju and immortal alicorns are ridiculously durable for a pony.
  • Magic Feather: When Blade Dancer is evacuating citizens during the Gyaos attack on Canterlot, she encounters a young colt who is too scared to move. She has to let him wear her helmet to make him brave enough.
  • The Magic Goes Away: What happened to Terra (Kaiju home world) for the most part. 77,000 years ago they had The Fair Folk, Atlantis, and Magitek. Thanks to the Big Bad, the number of modern Terran magic users can now be counted with a single hand.
  • Magic A Is Magic A: Equestrian magic is primarily driven by emotions and experiences such as love, friendship, hope, and will for good magic; and by hatred, greed, and wrath for dark magic. Terran magic by contrast runs off mana, a life energy all beings and planets have.
  • Magic Versus Science: The magic all around areas like Equestria confuse Gigan's sensors, as they cannot quantify it.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout:
    • Celestia putting her hoof down borders on this trope. And you thought Luna's Royal Canterlot voice was loud! When Celestia raises her voice, half the glass in the palace broke.
    • Anguirus is in the same league when in his full form. His roar at point blank range is enough to rupture a dragon's eardrums and stun it.
  • Massive Multiplayer Crossover: In addition to Toho's creations, numerous kaiju owned by other companies make appearances, ranging from Legendary Picture's Pacific Rim Kaiju, to Daiei's Gyaos and Legion; to Yonggu-Art's Yonggary. In addition, some of the fan made Equestrian characters from the story's readers and other groups on Fimfiction make cameos.
  • Mirror Universe: Tarbtano released a blog about a mirror version of Terra where the good kaiju are evil and vice versa, but noted it will probably not influence the rest of the story until the sequel. Though it does play a major part in the spin-off, Sound of Thunder.
  • Monstrous Cannibalism: The Gyaos here are far more mindless and primal compared to most Kaiju, and reflecting their animal like nature, will often turn to preying on weakened or injured members of their own flock to sate their insatiable hunger. The Albino Hyper Gyaos’s narration mentions that she had to fight off members of her own flock countless times whenever they try to attack her, it finally comes to head after being heavily injured by Mothra in a fight and she’s forced to slaughter the remainder of her flock in self-defence.
  • Mood Whiplash: Monster X defeats Aria Blaze and has her completely at his mercy, leaving her no choice but to tearfully give up her siren heart necklace. Before she does, Sonata Dusk manages to catch X completely off guard by nailing him in his (very human) joy department, allowing the sirens to escape.
  • Morality Pet: The Cutie Mark Crusaders are becoming this to Destroyah. While the latter party barely pays them any attention, the fact whom we are talking about has since never tried to harm them speaks volumes. They even managed to, much to all the kaiju's surprise, calm down the giant mare right when she was about to throw it down with Celestia.
  • Morton's Fork: Gigan, Irys, and Megalon get into one once they learn the truth of Monster X's forgotten history and what spurs the transformation into the extremely dangerous and out of control Kaizer Ghidorah. If they tell Monster X about what happened either he'll break under the knowledge of what his evil half did and transform into Kaizer. If they don't tell him and he finds out, he'll feel betrayed and turn into Kaizer. And considering his wish to Bagan was to have his memory restored, he's is going to remember eventually...
  • Mugging the Monster: Aria Blaze detects a being emitting a great deal of hatred and rage and seeks it out to feed. Only it turns out to be Kaizer Ghidorah, who is so powerful that even with the power boost she gets from feeding on his emotions, all she can do is run.
  • The Multiverse: Many of the MLP Expanded Universe, such as the Power Ponies and Equestria Girls realms are present, and even targeted by the Big Bad in addition to the main realm, Equestria.
  • Music Soothes the Savage Beast: When under attack while trying and failing to mind control him, Aria Blaze unconsciously alters her tune and briefly calms down Kaizer Ghidorah with a new melody.
  • My Kung-Fu Is Stronger Than Yours: Aria Blaze studied martial arts, which allows her to briefly contend with Monster X. However, he notes that a mere student cannot hope to beat an elite soldier with training and battlefield experience.
  • Mythology Gag: As a joke on their company's rivalry, the Toho kaiju use the word 'Daiei' in place of the word 'hell'; and the Daiei kaiju use 'Toho' for the same word.
    Godzilla: Lady, what the Daiei are you doing?
    • Bagan’s history in this fic as a former guardian of Earth alongside a previous incarnation of Mothra and Battra is likely a nod to the cancelled Mothra vs Bagan movie where Bagan was an ancient protector of the Earth who tried to wipe out humanity.

    Tropes N - Z 
  • Neck Snap: Human Kaizer Ghidorah does this to Enjin. Due to Enjin's Healing Factor it doesn't kill him, but does slow him down long enough to be thrown into a freezing river and end up at the bottom of a lake.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Destroyah pulls this, albeit completely unintentionally, when she attacks the Timberwolf pack about to kill the Cutie Mark Crusaders.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: When Megalon goes Trick-or-Treating with Pipsqueak, he wears a pirate outfit despite being a alien cyborg beetle.
  • No Bisexuals: Averted. While not put at the forefront, several bisexual or possibly homosexual characters are mentioned in passing with no negative connotations. One of them, Blade Dancer, is arguably the main secondary heroine of the story.
  • No Social Skills:
    • Anguirus knows a lot about civilization, but not manners or etiquette. Because he obviously doesn't enjoy being around Ki Seong, he goes to Rarity to learn some to try and fit into society while stuck there to avoid trouble.
    • Godzilla Junior similarly has a bit of a problem. While he is aware of a lot of modern life from observation and presumably second hand information from Lea, he has no clue what flirting or courting is. As such things of the sort either fly over his head completely or he grossly misunderstands them; such as thinking ponies and humans gave each other flowers as a edible treat since they are herbivores/omnivores.
  • Noble Demon: Xenilla, when compared to his second in command. He has his goals, but won't act out for the sake of destruction unless he sees the need too. He at least had the decency not to blow up Fluttershy's cottage upon crash landing inside it. Being on the receiving end of 'the stare' helps.
    • Monster X plays this trope in spades, killing several of Legion's soldiers for attacking a pony who couldn't hope to fight back, and even bandaging said pony up before ditching him.
  • No Sell: Dragons would have more luck shooting Anguirus with a water hose than they would using their fire. Displayed spectacularly by Anguirus casually walking through a massive cone of fire completely unfazed. He IS a 'fire monster' after all.
  • Noodle Incident: On both franchises no less. The alien kaiju reference but refuse to talk about some sort of "Radio incident with the Kilaaks", and the Equestrians bring up some destructive event only referred to the "Chocolate Milk accident". What exactly happened isn't mentioned.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: Godzilla doesn't ignore Blade Dancer's flirtatious actions. He just has no idea what the context is and just gets confused as to what in the world she's doing.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: This story's version of Final Wars. Godzilla, Mothra, Anguirus, Rodan, Gamera, Yonggary, King Caesar, Raiga, Baragon, Gorosaurus, Manda, Gomora, and Varan AND Xenilla vs. Grand King Ghidorah, Gigan, Monster X, Orga, Hedorah, Megalon, Gyaos, Mechagodzilla; and the alien invasion fleets.
  • Oh My Gods!: Both casts frequently use their franchise creator's names.
    Godzilla Junior: "Good Tanaka!"
  • One-Gender Race: Both the Mothra and Gyaos species are made up of parthenogenic females.
    • This results in the male Mothra Leonote  being genderflipped into Mothra Lea, who is otherwise identical as a character (Word of God confirms all of this). Tarbtano stated that since the species reproduces asexually, it would make more sense biologically for each offspring to be a clone-daughter to the mother. On top of that, Mothra is nearly always portrayed as and thought of as a female kaiju anyway.
  • Origin Story: Chapter 19 shows us the origin of Xenilla.
  • Pale Females, Dark Males: Zig-zagged with the over all designs of the transformed kaiju. While some of the female kaiju do have a dark colored coat (Destroyah), all of the male kaiju are predominantly darker colored (Godzilla, Anguirus, etc.); whereas the female roster have brighter and lighter colors (Mothra).
    • Justified Trope with Irys, she's albino. If she was a normal gyaos she'd be reddish-brown.
  • Partial Transformation: The Kaiju turned Equestrian characters retain some physical traits and their now diminished powers. This is shown best by Destroyah (now massive pegasus mare) still having her horn, causing many characters and readers alike to mistake her for an alicorn.
    • Played up with horrifying implications when more kaiju are sent to Equestria with fewer and fewer changes.
  • Pillar of Light: Happens whenever one of the transformed kaiju get hit with enough magic to return to their original form. Often bright enough to light up the night and be seen miles away.
  • Planet Terra: The world of kaiju and humans is referred to as Terra.
  • Play-Along Prisoner: When Junior is getting escorted out of the dungeons by a large number of guards while wearing large manacles and a thick muzzle, it’s made abundantly clear that he could break out and escape anytime he wants but simply goes along with it, at least until a particularly obnoxious guard begins antagonising him repeatedly prompting Junior to snap his restraints, burn through the muzzle and knock said guard into a wall before promptly holding out his hooves to be chained again. He later explains that he didn’t break out earlier because of the chance innocents might get caught in the crossfire and also because he was starting to suspect the whole brawl happened due to a misunderstanding. Later, after seeing all his allies in the throne room, he promptly breaks out of them again by accident to run up to them.
  • The Power of Hate/The Power of Love: The power source for more advanced magic spells is partially emotion based. Good magic uses will, love, happiness, and hope. Dark magic, on the other hand, is fueled by greed, hatred, and wrath.
  • The Power of Friendship: While friends is a big stretch, it takes Princess Cadance and Xenilla teaming up and launching a combined assault to defeat King Sombra.
  • Power Trio: The core group of benign kaiju was this back on Terra:
  • Pregnant Badass: It's implied Princess Cadance is pregnant in recent chapters, and she still takes on King Sombra to defend the Empire.
  • Princesses Rule: Equestria's extensive use of this is lampshaded when Xenilla points out that, as ruler of the Crystal Empire, Cadence should be referred to as "Empress". When he questions why this isn't the case, none of the ponies he asks can answer — apparently, the thought never occurred to them.
  • Psycho Rangers: The Anti-Villain counterparts to the above Power Trio.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Princess Celestia naturally. Mayor Mare also gets marks for not letting the hysteria some were spreading about Godzilla Junior get to her and take time to understand his intentions were good. Whereas some were calling for Junior to be brought to court, she wrote a request to the Princesses to grant him a full pardon of all charges and to be granted citizenship.
  • Reconstruction: The story as a whole could be taken as a reconstruction of tone for the Showa Era Godzilla franchise, which had far more gags and humor than the latter two most stories base themselves on. Numerous Lighter and Softer and Played for Laughs elements absent in other Godzilla fan works, even other My Little Pony crossovers, are given as much spot light as the more serious moments. Numerous readers have commented that the story's balance of humor and seriousness is a large factor in keeping it from going off the deep end like some others have.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: The only feature an injured pony can see as a hooded figure (Monster X) looms over them is it's glowing red eyes. Subverted as the figure just saved them from several Symbiotic Legion and even bandaged them up due to an honor code, so the being meant them no harm.
  • Running Gag: The characters of the two franchises use some of their principal creators' names whenever they say 'God'.
    • The ponies say "Faust" and "Bonnie", referencing Lauren Faust and Bonnie Zacherle, the principle concept creators for Friendship is Magic and My Little Pony respectively.
      • Seems any character created Post Season 3 and for the Equestria Girls movies replaces "Faust" with "McCarthy", likely referring to writer Meghan McCarthy
    • The kaiju roster says "Tanaka", referencing Tomoyuki Tanaka, one of the creators of the kaiju genre and the producer on almost all of Toho's monster films up until his death in the late 90s.
  • Scars Are Forever: Played with. Godzilla does have a large number of permanent scars from past battles, but his powers repress them from sight. When he's especially drained of power, however, they reemerge.
    • Luna has a permanent scar under her wing, from a long ago battle with Tirek.
  • Scar Survey: As mentioned above, both Luna and Junior are marked up and give each other a once over.
  • Shapeshifter Baggage: Rarity asks where the Kaiju's mass comes and goes when they transform. Twilight theorizes that the magic that transformed them converted excess mass to energy. Otherwise, the Kaiju-Converts would be so heavy they would fall through the floor.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • Celestia, upon seeing how flustered but happy Luna was at getting roses from Junior, decides to get the latter shifted to the Night Guard.
    • Megalon was on board with Mane-iac's plan to marry Gigan, even offering to be the best man at the wedding. Granted, Megalon didn't understand that Gigan would rather have his head blown off (again) than marry Mane-iac.
    • Rarity and Pinkie Pie support Anguirus and Ki Seong.
  • Shout-Out: Lots of them, both to official content from the source and outside franchises, fandom works, and unreleased series:
  • Shown Their Work: The creators did an interesting take on what happens when you transform one species into another but keep some of the original form's traits. To merely exist in the gargantuan forms they did without imploding, most kaiju would need to be made of extremely strong muscles, bone, and tissue. This explains how Godzilla can walk through concentrated cannon fire with barely a flinch. Keep about 1% of this ability when shifted into pony form, it explains why despite not technically being trained athletes; most of the ponified kaiju are incredibly strong and very tough.
    • Arguably best shown in Godzilla Junior's fight with the Royal Guards (It was a misunderstanding). One guard repeatedly struck him in the ribs and gut to absolutely no effect. A sideways backhand by Junior dented in his bronze body armor and sent the guard hurling into a wall.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!:
    • Monster X gives one the dark voice in his head (later shown to be Grand King Ghidorah) when it attempts to take over his mind.
    • When Xenilla gives Blade Dancer a speech deriding love as an addiction that controls everyone, she responds by punching him in the face (hard enough that he actually feels it), states that when she's felt love it's been real, not an addiction, and ends by stating that if he's ever felt love, then by his own logic he's as much a slave as anyone else.
    • During their fight, Xenilla interrupts Sombra's fight monologue by blasting him in the face, all while being rather bored and annoyed that Sombra won't stop talking.
    Sombra: You brute! Have you not evolved the ability to address your better?!
    Xenilla: No words needed. I'd have a human gesture for you, but I don't have any fingers at the moment.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Ironically with both franchises.
    • Princess Luna is much quicker to the trigger than Celestia, being very distrusting of Godzilla Junior until seeing his true colors. And while she was ready to throw her name into the ring if needed, Celestia's priority during the castle hall brawl was to stop it and figure out what was going on rather than join in.
    • Godzilla Junior is selfless, heroic; while quite smart, he has lackluster social and speaking skills. Xenilla is very articulate in his speech, easily comes off as an intellectual; but is Ambiguously Evil or Lawful Neutral at absolute best.
  • The Smurfette Principle: While the ponies obviously don't need any help in this regard, extra effort is taken to avert this for the Kaiju. Mothra and Irys/Hyper Gyaos are established as being members of all-female species, and the usually ambiguous Destroyah is made explicitly female. That said, the trope still applies to the Kaiju Cast Herds individually, as they each have only one female member: The Terran Defenders have Mothra, The Mutations have Destroyah, and Monster X's group has Irys.
    • Justified Trope in the case of Destroyah, given there are only two Mutations in the story, so their numbers are gender balanced.
  • Soldier vs. Warrior: Appears to be a core distinction between the more sympathetic antagonists, such as Monster X (soldiers) who are just following orders, and the more malign members of the roster who do so for their own prideful gains such as King Sombra (warriors).
  • Something Else Also Rises: Pegasi and Alicorns are shown to have a tendency to flare their wings out whenever they’re excited or flustered (mostly the latter):
    • Blade Dancer does this when Xenilla is questioning why she has Junior’s scent over her and she mentally curses the fact that her wings are doing this, describing it as a natural bodily reaction.
    • Luna gets this, alongside a Luminescent Blush, when she see’s that Junior brought her roses as thanks for everything she did for him.
  • Step into the Blinding Fight: Irys gets a slight advantage over King Ghidorah by extinguishing the torches around them. She isn't hindered as she can use echolocation. While he can glow and hear her echolocation, he can't pinpoint her.
  • Story-Breaker Team-Up: Despite there being a large difference in power between the strongest kaiju and the strongest Equestrians, measures were taken to avoid this. The Equestrians are still presented as very competent and having unique skill sets that complement the heroic kaiju's. And the situation the core group of kaiju are in require the Equestrians to get back to full strength.
  • Sufficiently Analyzed Magic: A rather odd example of an inversion. Twilight and Mothra submit some of Godzilla's hairs to various spell based tests, and find out his biological radiation is nearly identical to highly unstable magic.
  • Summon Bigger Fish: Let this be a hint. Garble and his gang are attacked by Anguirus after he transforms back into a Kaiju.
    • Flock of 0.25-12,000 ton Gyaos and Super Gyaos flying towards Canterlot? Throw up a shield and let the 60,000 ton Godzilla have at it.
  • The Swarm: The Gyaos and Legion swarms.
  • Take That:
    • Tarbtano does not like the "Tyrantestia" and "Waifu Luna" memes at all, taking several jabs at them. note 
      • Celestia even specifically states they are "Not tyrants." when Luna initially proposes imprisoning the kaiju until a solution can be found, practically firing shots at the Tyrantestia meme by name. And just to drive the nails in deeper, it's stated several times that in the past Princess Celestia was offered the title of Queen note , but she turned it down for perfectly moral and selfless reasons.
      • Bold Rush is basically an OC Stand-in for alot of 'Self Insert O.Cs x Luna' fic character's who are politically powerful and try to charm Princess Luna via feats. He tries to kill the ponified and chained up Godzilla with a sword. Several effortlessly snapped chains, a twisted sword, and smashed ribs later.... An unscathed Godzilla forced Bold Rush to be sent to the infirmary with his own (heavily annoyed) squad calling him an idiot.
    • A much lighter example would be a small jab at Hasbro for making every benign female ruler under Celestia's sun "Princess ___". Xenilla points out the oddity of Princess Cadance ruling the Crystal Empire, thoroughly confused why she isn't an empress.
  • That Came Out Wrong:
    • Nearly everything Godzilla Junior said to Starlight when talking about his interactions with various female characters. Junior is oblivious and talks about things that were entirely platonic, while Starlight keeps thinking it's innuendos and that Junior really gets around.
    • Synonyms are Monster X's worst enemy. Upon trying to take Aria Blaze's necklace (called the 'Heart of a Siren'), but learning only she can take it off; he demands she "Surrender your Heart to me.". Both parties were embarrassed.
  • The Faceless: Partially metaphorical, partially literal with Monster X. In his true form, his face is greatly obscured by a bone helmet fused to his head. In human form he's wearing a white mask and scarf. When Aria Blaze hits him hard enough to crack part of the mask off, she asks why he's hiding his face. X's retort?
    Monster X: "This IS my face..."
  • The Mirror Shows Your True Self: Much to his distress, Monster X sees Grand King Ghidorah appear in his reflection at a stream.
  • The Reveal: The last paragraph of the bonus chapter is notable for this, as it reveals two previously unnamed characters. The first Monster X, appeared in an earlier chapter and was even the protagonist of the bonus chapter; going unnamed the entire time up until the last portion. The other was Gigan, whom X had crossed paths with and despite the two holding a conversation, he also was not revealed until the end.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Discussed to some extent. Pretty well averted with both the Kaiju heroes and the Equestrian heroes when in dire situations. Godzilla Jr. and Mothra Lea have no qualms about mowing down hordes of gyaos if it meant protecting the civilians nearby; and neither Cadance or Xenilla pulls any punches against King Sombra. Unfortunately, a good chunk of the population is very much for this rule regarding their heroes and half of them are terrified that the Kaiju don't abide by it.
  • Toon Physics: Besides Pinkie Pie's antics, the Power Ponies world runs on this. Being a realm literally inside a comic book rated A for all ages, anything involving gruesome injuries or deaths are physically impossible. Like Gigan dropping Mane-iac from hundreds of feet in the air and trying (and failing) to stab her, neither work.
  • Trapped in Another World: Dimension Tide sent the kaiju crashing into Equestria, and so far it's one way as there's no equivalent in Equestria to send them back.
  • Tsundere: Mane-iac goes from fighting Gigan to attempting to crush on him after him hacking off most of her Prehensile Hair gives her a haircut she liked. Turns into a Yandere.
  • Uncanny Valley: This is Blade Dancer's in-universe reaction to seeing Godzilla in his true form, since it's just similar enough to his unicorn form that she met him in to be unsettling.
  • Unhand Them, Villain!: When Destroyah grabs Mothra, Rodan says, "Hands off the bug!" She replies, "Okay." and throws her into him and Anguirus.
  • Unstoppable Rage: To say Xenilla flies into one after being hit with Sombra's fear magic would be an understatement.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Vinyl Scratch is rather nonchalant when her radio show receives calls from ponies being attacked by Baby Destroyahs. Even when several of the little monsters destroy an entire wall of her studio, she starts the next track with hardly more than a raised eyebrow.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Sonata Dusk attempted to use her powers on Monster X to force him to stop attacking. Come several chapters later, we find out the traumatic flashbacks he got due to her Mind-Control Music woke up the Kaizer Ghidorah personality; making him go on a rampage.
  • Villain Protagonist: The Halloween, Winter Holiday, and half the Valentines Specials followed Gigan, Megalon, Monster X, and Irys. Monster X would go on to lead his own story arc opposite Aria Blaze, detailing his forgotten history and current conflict against Enjin.
  • Villain World: The Big Bad and his underlings spend a majority of their time in a realm called Zenith. Originally a Fire and Brimstone Hell under RED, when Bagan took over it became a cold, dark realm with a single structure (a massive dark temple) and endless miles of featureless obsidian.
  • Villainous BSOD: The Hyper Gyaos after she's forced to kill the rest of her blood-crazed flock in self-defense, leaving her the only one left. And since she's sterile, she can't asexually reproduce like the others, leaving her literally the only one left.
  • Villains Out Shopping: Literally. Aria and Sonata were going about in a mall when Monster X ambushed them.
  • Villainous Rescue:
    • A flashback reveals that during the Final Wars, Xenilla saved Godzilla's life from a Kill Sat, and then destroyed part of the invading fleet, because he views Terra as his to rule.
    • Kaizer Ghidorah nearly murders Aria Blaze until he gets blindsided by Enjin, sent by Bagan to kill him and take his power.
  • We Have Become Complacent:
    • Princess Celestia worries that because she worked for about 1000 years to keep Equestria free from war and crime, it is unprepared for the present threats, forcing them to rely on the displaced Kaiju to help them.
    • According to Grand King Ghidorah, a long period of peace was what left the Xilian homeworld vulnerable to his first attack on it.
  • White Sheep: Now that we see Godzilla Junior all grown up, it's very clear he's become this. Compared to his adoptive grandfather and adoptive father, he's the first outright heroic Godzilla.
  • Wonder Twin Powers: Celestia and Luna's magical prowess is much stronger when they are near each other. They are still powerhouses when alone, but being anywhere near one another increases their power by magnitudes.
  • Worf Effect: The Big Bad establishes himself as the more dangerous or crafty of the villains by defeating long time fandom Big Bads Grand King Ghidorah and Red.
  • Wrong Context Magic: As mentioned above (see Magic Ais Magic A), Terran and Equestrian magic work off different principles and can't be used to cancel out each other.
  • You Are in Command Now: After the main kaiju were transported to Equestria, control of Godzilla's faction fell to Gamera, who's acting as "Regent" in light of the "King's" absence.
  • You Are Not Alone: Practically quoted by Princess Cadance during her Big Damn Heroes moment to save Xenilla.
    King Sombra: "It ends here, the beast dies alone..."
    Princess Cadance: "He's not alone!" *fires a blast wave into Sombra*
  • You Can't Return To Your Realm: The situation with the first six kaiju that arrive. Dimension Tide brought them to Equestria and magic might be able to get them back, but for now they are stuck there. Mothra and Twilight are working on averting this.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: After Bagan gets an example of the power Monster X has in his Kaizer Ghidorah form, he decides to kill him and take that power for himself.
  • You Killed My Father: It is implied that Sombra is responsible for the death of Cadance's birth parents or at least her mother Princess Amore. Granted she is unaware of this.