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YMMV: Ace Combat: Equestria Chronicles

  • Chaotic Neutral: Gilda. Type IV: she doesn't fight for anyone or anything, but herself.
  • Complete Monster:
    • In The Equestrian War;
      • With the revelation that Red Cyclone is planning genocide of all ponies, he certainly qualifies. He won't even hesitate to sacrifice his own troops if it means killing his foes.
      • Gilda during her first appearance, given the gleefully sadistic way in which she thrashes Rainbow Dash and breaks Medley's wings.
    • In Wings of Unity;
      • Aurora's desire to become an alicorn was ultimately fulfilled... at the cost of some of her fellow Exiles. Worst yet, some of them deliberatly agreed to give their lives for her.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Lightning Bolt, Cloud Kicker, and Medley. Black Star (aka Blake) even got his own spin-off story.
  • Faux Symbolism: Talisman's cutie mark has two angelic wings.
    • Mirage squadron's unit number, 2nd Air Division, 179th Tactical Pegasus Squadron. These numbers refer to September 17, 2011, when the second season of the show began airing.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: In the epilogue of The Equestrian War, Applejack tells Firefly that her parents are dead as well.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The prologue of Ace Combat: Wings of Unity has Princess Celestia tell Princess Luna that she had a vision regarding Aurora's return. Fast forward to the recent finale of Season 4, and Luna tells Celestia almost the exact same thing regarding Tirek's return.
    • The prologue was posted on July 2, 2013, almost one year ahead of the episode!
  • It Gets Better
  • Magnificent Bitch: Aurora Starlight in Wings of Unity.
  • Moral Event Horizon:
    • In The Equestrian War;
      • General Silverbeak appeared to have crossed it by suggesting a plan to kidnap little fillies and using them as hostages in the early phase of the war. It is revealed in chapter 14 that it was actually Red Cyclone's idea.
      • Gilda's betrayal and her brutal beating of Rainbow Dash in chapter 11.
    • In Wings of Unity;
  • Nightmare Fuel: The second chapter of Wings of Unity has the heroines discuss how Aurora managed to get her wings. She got them by combining magic and alchemy, or, to put it bluntly, using the blood and bones of her fellow Exiles, be it those who died or would die soon.
    • And now they have dragons with access to stealth technology and can use it ambush the heroes.
    • As awesome as the Princesses wiping out an Exile army with their magic in Chapter 8 was, their targets all died VERY painful deaths. There's a reason Celestia and Luna only get involved personally if there's no other choice. (Now, imagine that they are forced to turn that power on a city full of civilians...like the city the Exiles have built, for instance.)
  • The Woobie: Every main heroine at some point, but especially Derpy.
    • Cloud Kicker in chapter 15 of The Equestrian War as well.
    • Firefly had a really rough life to say the least.
      • Pearl Eyes in Wings of Unity; despite being one of the Exiles, she is definitely the most sympathetic of them so far.