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"For generations we've wandered the stars, searching for a place where we can all live in harmony. None of us knows when that day will come. But we do know this: as long as there is discord in the universe, we will fight. I serve onboard the Celestia, and tonight we ride. Quarter Tech, Mark: 'Dragonfire', Division M-6. You can call me Spike."
In the far future, the planet Equestria has been the center of the known universe, rapidly expanding its denizens through the stars while maintaining harmony within its own biosphere. In its prime, Equestria's intergalactic influence could be felt throughout the galaxy and peace prevailed. That all changed when a mysterious chaotic force consumed the planet, forcing its citizens to seek refuge aboard its Lunar colony. For generations life on the colony proved stable, but the Equestrians knew they had to find a new home planet before the chaos returns if there was any chance or survival. Thus begins the adventures of the crew of the SS Celestia as they search for a new homeworld and a way to combat the discord of the universe once and for all.
Dragonfire is a Space Western spinoff of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic developed in direct response to the show's Periphery Demographic. Set in an Alternate Universe where the ponies are human and science and technology have superseded magic, this series allows for much more mature storytelling and character development in ways the original series could never tell. Originally told through the eyes of Spike, here a young space cadet of Draconian blood, the series soon expanded its focus on the entire crew of the SS Celestia and their exploits on finding a new world while facing their own conflicts in a true Space Opera fashion.
It was first hinted at on April 1st 2014 by the Hub via this promo and has since become The Hub's biggest sleeper hit.
For more information on this epic space adventure, click here. This spinoff doesn't actually exist and is merely inspired by the Hub's April Fools Day 2014 promo. Think of this as a way to pour your creative juices into this potential series!
And Then What??: One of the more noticable divisions is between those who believe that they should abandon their old homeworld once they find a new one and those who think they should reclaim it. And that's not even considering those who believe it's better to just wander forever.
Ascended Character: Knight Fury was supposed to be a one-off character in the middle of season 1. He ended up becoming one of the most complelling characters outside of the mane six.
Audience Surrogate: Being much younger than the rest of the crew, Spike is meant to be this.
Cosmic Horror: Whatever alien entity consumed Equestria is usually depicted as this. There are hints that whatever it was was not malevolent, but fleeing from something greater.
Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: Zig-Zagged. While some people play it straight, others seem to have no major issues. In the end, it seems that it depends on the mental state of the individual and how they choose to behave.
Fantastic Racism: While mostly gone, there is still currents of distrust and condensction between vanilla humans, Uniceros, and Pegasi.
Good Old Ways: Zig-zagged, as some of them are necessary for suvival, others are just doing it for the sake of holding onto power.
Horned Humanoid: The Uniceros (unicorn race) are humanoid aliens with horns that allow them to tap into their psionic abilities.
Human-Focused Adaptation: Every equine from Friendship is Magic is reimagined here as human or humanoid alien. The other races in Equestria are also reimagined as humanoid, but tend to have more alien/beastial features.
Planet of Hats: How many of the planets in the galaxy are portrayed, often mirroring the other races in Equestria.
Purposefully Overpowered: By the time the series nears its end, the Celestia and its crew come off like this. Justified to show the scale of the threats they face in comparison to other memebers of the fleet.
Racial Remnant: Though Equestria is long gone, the descendants of the original refugees have done their best to keep all of their traditions alive.