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* [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Anthropomorphic Ponification]]: The Sun takes on the form of [[spoiler:a radiantly cruel Celestia]].

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* [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Anthropomorphic Ponification]]: AnthropomorphicPersonification: The Sun takes on the form of [[spoiler:a radiantly cruel Celestia]].



* [[spoiler: EarnYourHappyEnding: The ending is very upbeat, especially for Celestia, Twilight and Luna, but it took a lot of hardship to get there.]]

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* [[spoiler: EarnYourHappyEnding: The [[spoiler:The ending is very upbeat, especially for Celestia, Twilight and Luna, but it took a lot of hardship to get there.]]



* [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask The Mare Wearing the Sun Princess' Mask]]
** BecomingTheMask as history unfolds. Breaking past the masks is an important theme.

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* [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask The Mare Wearing the Sun Princess' Mask]]
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TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: BecomingTheMask as history unfolds. Breaking past the masks is an important theme.



** [[spoiler: Subtly, there's ''still'' a bit of this going on even after the story ends. Twilight and Celestia undoubtedly share the deepest bonds of love, but the clearest statement we get is that of dearest friends: "one soul, two bodies." There's certainly at least a degree of romantic love there, but we aren't actually told if that ever got anywhere in the end, although Celestia does state she will be "forever Twilight's" in the closing of her final letter to her in the Epilogue.]]
* [[ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself This Is Something She's Got To Do Herself]]: Though fully aware of how ThePowerOfFriendship has seen her through in the past, Twilight repeatedly wavers at the thought of getting the others involved, and eventually resolves to do this. Both Luna and Spike argue the point using this reasoning.

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** [[spoiler: Subtly, [[spoiler:Subtly, there's ''still'' a bit of this going on even after the story ends. Twilight and Celestia undoubtedly share the deepest bonds of love, but the clearest statement we get is that of dearest friends: "one soul, two bodies." There's certainly at least a degree of romantic love there, but we aren't actually told if that ever got anywhere in the end, although Celestia does state she will be "forever Twilight's" in the closing of her final letter to her in the Epilogue.]]
* [[ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself This Is Something She's Got To Do Herself]]: ThisIsSomethingShesGotToDoHerself: Though fully aware of how ThePowerOfFriendship has seen her through in the past, Twilight repeatedly wavers at the thought of getting the others involved, and eventually resolves to do this. Both Luna and Spike argue the point using this reasoning.



* UsedToBeASweetKid: [[spoiler: The Sun, if she could have been considered a kid when she met Celestia.]]

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* UsedToBeASweetKid: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Sun, if she could have been considered a kid when she met Celestia.]]



* WhatTheHellHero: Somepony has to answer to this.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Somepony has to answer to this.%%* WhatTheHellHero:



* YouDontWantToKnow: [[spoiler: When Celestia tell Twilight Sparkle that she is the part of the Sun that is a pony and the Sun is the part of her that is the sun, Celestia immediately says that she won't explain it as the answer is something Twilight won't like. Twilight Sparkle, however, merely wanted to know if Luna had a similar arrangement.]]

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* YouDontWantToKnow: [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When Celestia tell Twilight Sparkle that she is the part of the Sun that is a pony and the Sun is the part of her that is the sun, Celestia immediately says that she won't explain it as the answer is something Twilight won't like. Twilight Sparkle, however, merely wanted to know if Luna had a similar arrangement.]]


One of the fandom's two premiere Twilight/Celestia fanfics, Eternal explores a darker take on their relationship. The other, {{Fanfic/Composure}}, is a LighterAndSofter story that explores similar themes but comes to very different conclusions.

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One of the fandom's two premiere most popular Twilight/Celestia fanfics, Eternal explores a darker take on their relationship. The other, Its spiritual cousin, {{Fanfic/Composure}}, is a LighterAndSofter story that explores similar themes but comes to very different conclusions.


* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: Used to get to the heart of Celestia's problems.

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* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: Used to get to the heart of Twilight's and Celestia's problems.problems. The latter turns into a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind.


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* PowerIncontinence: Celestia reminisces about how, rather than merely burning things down with uncontrolled power, young Twilight blew open walls in her sleep before Celestia taught her to suppress her magic while sleeping.


This ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' FanFic contains examples of:

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This ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' FanFic !!''Eternal'' contains examples of:
of the following tropes:

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* DeadpanSnarker: This is how Twilight and Luna's brand of playful banter is best described, which does show itself sometimes, although the latter also revels in being sly and mysterious. [[spoiler: The Sun]] gleefully and cruelly indulges in this to harass [[spoiler: Celestia.]]


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** [[spoiler: Subtly, there's ''still'' a bit of this going on even after the story ends. Twilight and Celestia undoubtedly share the deepest bonds of love, but the clearest statement we get is that of dearest friends: "one soul, two bodies." There's certainly at least a degree of romantic love there, but we aren't actually told if that ever got anywhere in the end, although Celestia does state she will be "forever Twilight's" in the closing of her final letter to her in the Epilogue.]]


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* UsedToBeASweetKid: [[spoiler: The Sun, if she could have been considered a kid when she met Celestia.]]


** The Sun points out another major Situational Irony: [[spoiler:as the part of The Sun that is a pony, Celestia was always meant to ''live like one'', experiencing all the world had to offer in ways The Sun could not. Instead, she became so obssessed with being the perfect Eternal Sun Princess that she grew distant and detached, the exact opposite of what she was ''meant'' and '''''wanted''''' to do]].

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** The Sun points out another major Situational Irony: [[spoiler:as the part of The Sun that is a pony, Celestia was always meant to ''live like one'', experiencing all the world had to offer in ways The Sun could not. Instead, she became so obssessed obsessed with being the perfect Eternal Sun Princess that she grew distant and detached, the exact opposite of what she was ''meant'' and '''''wanted''''' to do]].



* WantingIsBetterThanHaving: While [[RidiculouslySuccessfulFutureSelf all of the Bearers achieved their dreams]], one of them explictedly discovered this: [[spoiler:Rainbow Dash found leading the Wonderbolts was too restrictive and demanding for her tastes, and wound up leaving the position]].

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* WantingIsBetterThanHaving: While [[RidiculouslySuccessfulFutureSelf all of the Bearers achieved their dreams]], one of them explictedly explicitly discovered this: [[spoiler:Rainbow Dash found leading the Wonderbolts was too restrictive and demanding for her tastes, and wound up leaving the position]].

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One of the fandom's two premiere Twilight/Celestia fanfics, Eternal explores a darker take on their relationship. The other, {{Fanfic/Composure}}, is a LighterAndSofter story that explores similar themes but comes to very different conclusions.


** On top of this, [[spoiler:Celestia is 'the part of The Sun that's a pony', while The Sun is the part of the sun that's ''not'' a pony]].

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** On top of this, [[spoiler:Celestia is 'the part of The Sun that's a pony', while The Sun is the part of Celestia that is the sun that's ''not'' a pony]].sun]].


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* YouDontWantToKnow: [[spoiler: When Celestia tell Twilight Sparkle that she is the part of the Sun that is a pony and the Sun is the part of her that is the sun, Celestia immediately says that she won't explain it as the answer is something Twilight won't like. Twilight Sparkle, however, merely wanted to know if Luna had a similar arrangement.]]


-->'''Luna:''' You're just like her! You've both turned self-sacrifice into a vanity!

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-->'''Luna:''' You're just like her! her. You've both turned self-sacrifice into a vanity!vanity.


* [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Anthropomorphic Ponification]]: The Sun takes on the form of [[spoiler:a radiantly cruel Celestia]].

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* [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Anthropomorphic Ponification]]: The Sun takes on the form of [[spoiler:a radiantly cruel Celestia]].
** On top of this, [[spoiler:Celestia is 'the part of The Sun that's a pony', while The Sun is the part of the sun that's ''not'' a pony]].


* [[spoiler: EarnYourHappyEnding]] [[spoiler: the ending is very upbeat, especially for Celestia, Twilight and Luna, but it took a lot of hardship to get there.]]

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* [[spoiler: EarnYourHappyEnding]] [[spoiler: the EarnYourHappyEnding: The ending is very upbeat, especially for Celestia, Twilight and Luna, but it took a lot of hardship to get there.]]



** Twisted around with the minor plotline of [[spoiler:Dash and Scoots' fighting]]: a large part of the problem is that [[spoiler:Dash secretly resents Scootaloo for becoming a better Captain than she was, when joining the Wonderbolts was always ''her'' dream]].
* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: [[spoiler:Averted when Twilight's friends first try to disobey Luna's orders and get past the guards.]]



* OfficialCouple: Fluttershy and Big Macintosh.



* PlotParallel: Rainbow Dash and Scootaloo are having serious issues with one another due to [[spoiler:Scootaloo becoming the Wonderbolt's captain after Dash's early retirement]]. Eventually, Twilight comes to realize how this mirrors her own problems with Celestia.



* ThePunishment: [[spoiler:The Sun ultimately forces Celestia to cycle between being Princess of the Sun and living a normal, mortal life. Celestia isn't quite sure if this falls under an {{Unishment}} or not.]]



* ShipTease: A running theme early on is Celestia's growing confusion about ''what'', exactly, Twilight means to her, and vice versa. [[spoiler:Rainbow Dash and Spitfire]] get plenty of their own teasing later on.



* WantingIsBetterThanHaving: While [[RidiculouslySuccessfulFutureSelf all of the Bearers achieved their dreams]], one of them explictedly discovered this: [[spoiler:Rainbow Dash found leading the Wonderbolts was too restrictive and demanding for her tastes, and wound up leaving the position]].



* WhatTheHellHero: Somepony has to answer to this..

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* WhatTheHellHero: Somepony has to answer to this..this.
* AWizardDidIt: A RunningGag is Twilight's increasing frustration whenever she's informed that something has a mystical origin too complicated to explain concisely.


A FanFic for ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/device+heretic [=device heretic=]]], ''[[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Mb29QAKEAPzg_AKuKngglnc1dTAC-YvDPUsCX1inn4I/edit Eternal]]''explores the bond between the Sun Princess and her Faithful Student... as well as what, exactly, both those titles truly ''mean''.

As of February 23rd the author's account has been hacked ''yet again''.

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A FanFic for ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/device+heretic [=device heretic=]]], ''[[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Mb29QAKEAPzg_AKuKngglnc1dTAC-YvDPUsCX1inn4I/edit ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/5921/Eternal Eternal]]''explores the bond between the Sun Princess and her Faithful Student... as well as what, exactly, both those titles truly ''mean''.

As of February 23rd the author's account has been hacked ''yet again''.
''mean''.


As of February 23rd the author's account has been hacked ''[[BeyondTheImpossible yet again]]''.

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As of February 23rd the author's account has been hacked ''[[BeyondTheImpossible yet again]]''.
''yet again''.


A FanFic for ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/device+heretic [=device heretic=]]], ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/12259/Eternal Eternal]]''explores the bond between the Sun Princess and her Faithful Student... as well as what, exactly, both those titles truly ''mean''.

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A FanFic for ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/device+heretic [=device heretic=]]], ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/12259/Eternal ''[[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Mb29QAKEAPzg_AKuKngglnc1dTAC-YvDPUsCX1inn4I/edit Eternal]]''explores the bond between the Sun Princess and her Faithful Student... as well as what, exactly, both those titles truly ''mean''.

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As of February 23rd the author's account has been hacked ''[[BeyondTheImpossible yet again]]''.

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