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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler:Well, not permanent death, being a Concept with CompleteImmortality, but the way she checks out is pretty painful. She accidentally rockets straight through a fully formed sun, horribly burning herself in the process, before getting impaled with dozens of black rods, the same ones that killed her Dark World counterpart, and knocked back ''into'' the burning sun, finishing her off for good.]]

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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler:Well, not permanent death, being a Concept with death since she has CompleteImmortality, but the way she checks out is pretty painful. She accidentally rockets straight through a fully formed sun, horribly burning herself in the process, before getting impaled with dozens of black rods, the same ones that killed her Dark World counterpart, and knocked back ''into'' the burning sun, finishing her off for good.]]
* ForegoneConclusion: [[spoiler:We already know she's going to lose the duel and grow up to become a better pony, since she's a long past version of Cadence.
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* BigSisterInstinct: [[spoiler:Her attempt to kill Amicitia was a misguided effort to protect the unborn Liberalis, Concept of the Mortal World, and all mortals inside her from being harmed by magic. As she "dies", her last thoughts are an apology to Libra and every mortal inside her for failing the duel]].

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* BigSisterInstinct: [[spoiler:Her attempt to kill Amicitia was a misguided effort to protect the unborn Liberalis, Concept of the Mortal World, and all the mortals inside her from being harmed by magic. As she "dies", her last thoughts are an apology to Libra and every mortal inside her in existence for failing the duel]].




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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler:Well, not permanent death, being a Concept with CompleteImmortality, but the way she checks out is pretty painful. She accidentally rockets straight through a fully formed sun, horribly burning herself in the process, before getting impaled with dozens of black rods, the same ones that killed her Dark World counterpart, and knocked back ''into'' the burning sun, finishing her off for good.]]
* {{Hypocrite}}: Despite Amicitia calling her out on using magic to defeat the concept of magic, Cadenza explicitly states that she is ''not'' one, as she is using Amicitia's own power against her to (as far as she knows) prevent a greater evil from entering the mortal universe.
* WeWillMeetAgain: [[spoiler:Her final words to Amicitia as her spirit departs for the mortal world to be reborn.]]

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!!!Cadenza

Cadence's younger self, who tried and failed to [[spoiler:kill Princess Amicitia in a duel to the death at the Dawn of Time to prevent magic from entering the mortal universe]].

* BigSisterInstinct: [[spoiler:Her attempt to kill Amicitia was a misguided effort to protect the unborn Liberalis, Concept of the Mortal World, and all mortals inside her from being harmed by magic. As she "dies", her last thoughts are an apology to Libra and every mortal inside her for failing the duel]].
* DoesNotLikeMagic: Enough that she would [[spoiler:try to kill her own sister to prevent the concept of magic from ever coming into existence, having seen the evil that it can do]].


* YouAreNotAlone: [[spoiler:Reveals the fact she's G3 Star Catcher to Pinkie Pie, letting her know there's at least one other pony out there who knows just how she feels.]]


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* YouAreNotAlone: [[spoiler:Reveals the fact she's G3 Star Catcher to Pinkie Pie, letting her know there's at least one other pony out there who knows just how she feels.]]


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*YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: When Shining Armor finds out about the [[spoiler: very nature of his existence, he thinks he is like Nameless, a blatant self-insert given how he is practically an EscapistCharacter due his circumstances. Celestia immediately snaps him out of it with this, effectively pointing out why he is nothing like him.]]
--->'''Celestia:''' [[spoiler:Every choice you have made, has been yours, every accomplishment you have achieved has been your own, you've made mistakes, you've been selfish and kind, you've been wrong in ways you didn't want to be proven wrong, those who think differently than you haven't groveled at your hooves or been smashed under them for thinking differently than you. There are meaningful things you stink at. Your friends have SAVED YOU from danger, not just the other way around. You could not overpower me with self-righteous anger and give a damning judgmental tirade that serves no purpose other than to vent the anger some forces-that-create feel towards me. The world hasn't twisted back upon itself to prove you always right, ponies don't suddenly act wrong so you can always be the center of attention. You have not blindly jumped to the right conclusion when a wrong answer was more logical. You were born privileged, but no more than other ponies who fate was kind to. And before you ask, the light within you . . . is not . . . is not Althena's. Or any mortal pony's who could have lived.]]


* {{Nerf}}: [[spoiler: Celestia used Applebloom's EndOfTheWorldSpecial CosmicRetcon]] to strip the Princesses of the ability to use their observational abilities to see everything in order to prevent them from becoming a SpotlightStealingSquad, which effectively defeats the purpose of incarnating as a mortal. Celestia, Luna and Cadence cannot use sunlight, moonlight and songbirds respectively. If they have to use the ability again, it will be on a much more limited scale.

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* {{Nerf}}: [[spoiler: Celestia used Applebloom's EndOfTheWorldSpecial CosmicRetcon]] to strip the Princesses of the ability to use their observational abilities to see everything in order to prevent them from becoming a SpotlightStealingSquad, which will effectively defeats defeat the purpose of incarnating as a mortal. Celestia, Luna and Cadence cannot use sunlight, moonlight and songbirds respectively. If they have to use the ability again, it will be on a much more limited scale.



* CoolPet: [[spoiler:She keeps ''[[EldritchAbomination Windigos!]]'' for pets! Though as it turned out, she "only" has one, which she got at the same time as Celestia got Philomena. That particular Windigo was used in the showdown she and Celestia had with Discord.]]

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* CoolPet: [[spoiler:She keeps ''[[EldritchAbomination Windigos!]]'' for pets! Though as it turned out, she "only" has one, which she got at the same time as Celestia got Philomena. That particular Windigo was used in the showdown she and Celestia had with Discord. Then it was revealed in the Last Battle Arc that Applebloom's EndOfTheWorldSpecial CosmicRetcon had to stabilise it's very existence by making so that it got destroyed in the battle with Discord while incarnating as a possum named Tiberus.]]



*FromASingleCell: [[spoiler: In the Last Battle Arc, Luna found out the hard way that channelling the hypothetical power of LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters worth of potential element bearers through the Well of Truth isn't something that even mortal Alicorns can handle. The result was the total destruction of the Well of Truth while her physical body gets destroyed right down to the molecular level. She estimates that she will have to spend at least a whole year reconstituting her physical body while doing her duties from the dream realm as a spirit.]]



** [[spoiler: Her stunt with the Well of Truth which was pivotal in turning the tide of the FinalBattle with Paxphobia which caused the destruction of her physical body. Only Celestia knows about it.]]



*PutOnABus: [[spoiler:Estimates that she would need at least a whole year to reconstitute her physical body in the epilogue of the Last Battle Arc due to her stunt in the Well of Truth. While it is subverted as this is revealed in the penultimate chapter, it also means that you won't exactly be counting on her to show up for any potential sequels anytime soon. At least, not physically...]]



* PutOnABus: She and her husband Shining Armor were on their honeymoon during the events of the Finale Arc, only briefly appearing for [[spoiler:the events surrounding the birth of Half-Light Midnight]]. Considering who comes next chronologically, they need it to avert HappyEndingOverride, which will [[JustifiedTrope go against the theme of the POV series.]]

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* PutOnABus: She and her husband Shining Armor were on their honeymoon during the events of the Finale Arc, only briefly appearing for [[spoiler:the events surrounding the birth of Half-Light Midnight]]. Considering who comes next chronologically, they need it to avert HappyEndingOverride, which will [[JustifiedTrope go against the theme of the POV series.]] The couple returns from their honeymoon in the epilogue...only to receive a direct order from Celestia that [[SequelHook IT has returned in the Frozen North and were sent to investigate.]]


* SuperpoweredEvilSide: [[spoiler:Nightmare Genesis, a form she assumed briefly to try and stop the end of the G3 world when she was Star Catcher.]]

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[[spoiler:Nightmare Genesis, a form she assumed briefly to try and stop the end of the G3 world when she was Star Catcher.]]]]
** Her current one is now Nightmare Daybreaker as revealed from her fight with Quetzalcord.



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!!Tropes present in all princesses
*{{Nerf}}: [[spoiler: Celestia used Applebloom's EndOfTheWorldSpecial CosmicRetcon]] to strip the Princesses of the ability to use their observational abilities to see everything in order to prevent them from becoming a SpotlightStealingSquad, which effectively defeats the purpose of incarnating as a mortal. Celestia, Luna and Cadence cannot use sunlight, moonlight and songbirds respectively. If they have to use the ability again, it will be on a much more limited scale.


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*PrecursorHeroes: With Luna until the Nightmare Moon incident. [[spoiler:When wielding the Elements of Harmony, she was Magic, Kindness and Laughter.]]


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** Subverted as of the [[spoiler:climax of the Rumors Arc which has her lose the power to do so on a large scale.]]


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*PrecursorHeroes: With Celestia until she became Nightmare Moon. [[spoiler:When wielding the Elements of Harmony, she was Honesty, Loyalty and Generosity.]]


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** Subverted as of the [[spoiler:climax of the Rumors Arc which has her lose the power to do so on a large scale.]]


!!Princess Cadence/Mi Amore Cadenza Equestria/[[spoiler:/Brightglow/Queen Cadence]]

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* MakeMeWannaShout: If her singing doesn't work, she can fire sonic waves from her mouth.

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* CassandraGambit: Tends to do this at times, knowing that certain people will automatically distrust her and trust the tabloids. She uses this to try and help Luna [[spoiler:and Fluttershy]] have an easier time post purification.


* BerserkButton: Calling Celestia's family indifferent to mortal suffering... considering they fought a war where she believed many of them DIED just to protect ponykind when the Draconequi made a reasonable argument for the greater good for why their continued existence would result in the death of the multiverse... Celestia is kinda justified.

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* BerserkButton: Calling Celestia's family indifferent to mortal suffering... considering they fought a war where she believed many of them DIED just to protect ponykind when the Draconequi made a reasonable argument for the greater good for why their continued existence would result in the death of the multiverse... Celestia is kinda justified. When Twilight pressed this button after learning about the suffering the Windigos inflicted, and that the Alicorns didn't do anything to stop it (although it's more likely that they ''couldn't'' have), Celestia was so pissed that she momentarily lost control of her magic and set a nearby vase of flowers on fire.


* PutOnABus: She and Shining Armor were on their honeymoon during the events of the Finale Arc, only briefly appearing for [[spoiler:the events surrounding the birth of Half-Light Midnight]]. Considering who comes next chronologically, they need it to avert HappyEndingOverride, which will go against the theme of the POV series.

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* PutOnABus: She and her husband Shining Armor were on their honeymoon during the events of the Finale Arc, only briefly appearing for [[spoiler:the events surrounding the birth of Half-Light Midnight]]. Considering who comes next chronologically, they need it to avert HappyEndingOverride, which will [[JustifiedTrope go against the theme of the POV series.]]



* TomboyPrincess: Despite being the pink Princess personifying Harmony and Music, she's actually somewhat of a tomcolt, enjoying hoofball (both watching and playing) with a passion rivaling Shining Armor's and being far from afraid to get dirty, even taking part in a race with Spitfire and several members of the guard.

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* TomboyPrincess: TomboyPrincess:
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Despite being the pink Princess personifying Harmony and Music, she's actually somewhat of a tomcolt, enjoying hoofball (both watching and playing) with a passion rivaling Shining Armor's and being far from afraid to get dirty, even taking part in a race with Spitfire and several members of the guard.guard.
** She even participated in roller derbies under the alias "Shining Harmer" before her duties called.

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*PutOnABus: She and Shining Armor were on their honeymoon during the events of the Finale Arc, only briefly appearing for [[spoiler:the events surrounding the birth of Half-Light Midnight]]. Considering who comes next chronologically, they need it to avert HappyEndingOverride, which will go against the theme of the POV series.


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[[center: [- [[Characters/PonyPOVSeries Main Character Index]] | [[Characters/PonyPOVSeriesTheManeCast The Mane Cast]] | '''Cutie [[Characters/PonyPOVSeriesCutieMarkCrusaders Cutie Mark Crusaders''' Crusaders]] | [[Characters/PonyPOVSeriesTheTiaraFamilyAndFriends The Tiara Family and Friends]] | [[Characters/PonyPOVSeriesThePrincesses The Princesses]] '''The Princesses''' | [[Characters/PonyPOVSeriesShiningArmorArc Shining Armor's Arc]] | [[Characters/PonyPOVSeriesOtherCharacters Others]] | [[Characters/PonyPOVSeriesAntagonists Antagonists]] | [[Characters/PonyPOVSeriesPantheon The POV Pantheon]] | [[Characters/PonyPOVSeriesEpilogueTimelineHeroes Epilogue Timeline: Heroes]] | [[Characters/PonyPOVSeriesEpilogueTimelineSupportingCharacters Epilogue Timeline: Supporting Characters]] | [[Characters/PonyPOVSeriesEpilogueTimelineVillains Epilogue Timeline: Villains]] | [[Characters/PonyPOVSeriesEpilogueTimelineOther Epilogue Timeline: Others]] | [[Characters/PonyPOVSeriesFirstAge First Age]] | [[Characters/PonyPOVSeriesGaiden7DreamsNightmares Gaiden 7: Dreams and Nightmares]] | [[Characters/PonyPOVSeriesG3Universe G3 Universe]] | [[Characters/PonyPOVSeriesExpandedUniverseCharacters Expanded Universe]]]]-]



* MindRape: Does this to [[spoiler:Fluttershy]] at the end of the Gaia arc. Though WordofGod doesn't consider this to be the case.

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* MindRape: Does this to [[spoiler:Fluttershy]] at the end of the Gaia arc. Though WordofGod WordOfGod doesn't consider this to be the case.



* MotiveDecay: Is accused of this by Applejack when it comes to telling her what she came to heard about her ancestor, and instead received Tirek's life story. Luna admits she might have gotten caught up in the epic.

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* MotiveDecay: Is accused of this by Applejack when it comes to telling her what she came to heard about her ancestor, and instead received Tirek's life story. Luna admits she might have gotten caught up in the epic. [[spoiler:It's because by telling Tirek's life story, she will reach the section where it mentions Majesty and the events concerning the Midnight Castle. She wants to use this as an opportunity to break Majesty's self-imposed DyingCurse of being {{Unperson}}ed as it is no longer needed and the second reason is that Majesty being Mimic's mother effectively makes her Luna's mortal grandmother as well and Luna wanted her to be remembered in the present day by telling the story to Applejack, whose LivingLieDetector powers will break the curse.]]


* DeathOrGloryAttack: As the AnthropomorphicPersonification of the sun, she can literally ''become'' the sun with complete control over the amount of light and heat emitted as revealed in Sunset's origin chapter where she resorted to this against the Shadow Queen, effectively recreating a supernova that erased her. The downside to such a powerful attack? Subverted as it doesn't actually kill her but it instead ''completely empties'' her mana reserves, leaving her unable to raise the sun or even stand effectively reducing her to a sitting duck for the foreseeable future.

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* DeathOrGloryAttack: Subverted. As the AnthropomorphicPersonification of the sun, she can literally ''become'' the sun with complete control over the amount of light and heat emitted as revealed in Sunset's origin chapter where she resorted to this tactic against the Shadow Queen, effectively recreating a supernova that erased her. The downside to such a powerful attack? Subverted as it While this move doesn't actually kill her but it instead ''completely empties'' her mana reserves, reserves instead, leaving her unable to raise the sun or even stand effectively stand, reducing her to a sitting duck for the foreseeable immediate future.

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