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Tear Jerker: Mass Effect The Equestrian Equation

The Equestrian Equation:

  • Twilight, upon realizing that her world is a simulation and that she can't trust anything she knows to be real, has an emotional breakdown and needs to literally hold onto Shepard for support.
  • Twilight having a bit of a breakdown after brutally defeating Milligan.
  • Twilight and Celestia share a tearful goodbye in the Harmony Core chamber, moments before the Awaken Protocol is to be launched. When Twilight is momentarily distracted by the control console, the Princess turns, walking away as her hologram projection fades to nothing. Her last words are: "Goodbye, my little pony."
  • Despite Shepard and Twilight's success in rescuing all of the Equestrians, Granny Smith dies soon afterward because she is simply too old and frail to survive for long outside the tanks that held their physical bodies.
  • Just the fact that the Equestrians were ripped out of a happy, peaceful life and were suddenly thrust into the frequently harsh and demanding galaxy of Mass Effect with little more than enough general information to get by suddenly jammed into their heads. Not to mention suddenly waking up and finding that some of the friends, family and neighbors that you grew up with your entire life were nothing more than programs.

Shades of Twilight:

Long Road To FriendshipTearJerker/My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (Non-Canon)Millennium Wake

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