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* ThirdPersonPerson: Trixie, though when she gets emotional, she slips out of it.

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* ThirdPersonPerson: Trixie, [[OohMeAccentsSlipping though when she gets emotional, she slips out of it.it]].

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* RelatedInTheAdaptation: A throwaway line by Cheerilee in chapter 9 part 1 indicates that Berry Punch is her younger sister.[[note]] And by-extension, Piña Colada is ''their'' [[TheBabyOfTheBunch little sister]] [[/note]]


* BigBad: Checker Monarch, [[spoiler: Trixie's sinister sister.]]

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* BigBad: Checker Monarch, [[spoiler: Trixie's sinister sister.]]sister]], spends the fic doing everything in her power to ruin Trixie and her quest to rebuild her life.


* SocialDarwinist: Checker is a type 4, and uses it to justify her GodComplex and ItsAllAboutMe behavior. Trixie was formally a relatively mild type 1 [[spoiler:(as was their father, who they both get it from, Checker just took it too far)]], but leaves it behind after seeing what ThePowerOfFriendship is capable of.

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* SocialDarwinist: Checker is a type 4, and uses it to justify her GodComplex AGodAmI and ItsAllAboutMe behavior. Trixie was formally a relatively mild type 1 [[spoiler:(as was their father, who they both get it from, Checker just took it too far)]], but leaves it behind after seeing what ThePowerOfFriendship is capable of.


* FragileFlower: Trixie, once she's age-regressed by Poison Joke. Justified in that not only does she have the emotional maturity and control of a child, but she had a rather traumatic childhood, and being physically and emotionally regressed made all those old wounds become fresh.


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* ProneToTears: Trixie, once she's age-regressed by Poison Joke. Justified in that not only does she have the emotional maturity and control of a child, but she had a rather traumatic childhood, and being physically and emotionally regressed made all those old wounds become fresh.


* BigNO: "Tirek" at the end of Trixie's play, and Checker when [[spoiler: her plans are exposed]]. Pinkie lampshades it both times.

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* BigNO: BigNo: "Tirek" at the end of Trixie's play, and Checker when [[spoiler: her plans are exposed]]. Pinkie lampshades it both times.


** An AlternateEnding the creator considered had [[spoiler: Checker escape in her chariot with Trixie catching on. During the fight, the lightning rod she used to try and kill Rainbow Dash earlier would fall out of her pocket and cause her to be struck by lightning and fall to her death while Trixie got to safely.]] The creator decided this was too dark for the tone they were going to.

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** An AlternateEnding alternate ending the creator considered had [[spoiler: Checker escape in her chariot with Trixie catching on. During the fight, the lightning rod she used to try and kill Rainbow Dash earlier would fall out of her pocket and cause her to be struck by lightning and fall to her death while Trixie got to safely.]] The creator decided this was too dark for the tone they were going to.

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* OwlsAskWho: When settling into Twilight's home, Trixie gets into an argument with Owlowiscious when she mistakes the owl's hooting for him asking the question "who?"
-->'''Trixie:''' Um... hello there...\\
'''Owlowiscious:''' Hoo?\\
'''Trixie:''' Trixie.\\
'''Owlowiscious:''' Hoo?\\
'''Trixie:''' Umm... Trixie.\\
'''Owlowiscious:''' Hoo?\\
'''Trixie:''' Trixie!\\
'''Owlowiscious:''' Hoo?\\
'''Trixie:''' You stubborn bird! I said my name is Trixie!\\
'''Owlowiscious:''' Hoo?\\
'''Twilight:''' Trixie, he's an owl, that's all he can say!\\
'''Trixie:''' Oh! Um yes! Trixie knew that! Oh look at the time! Goodnight!


** She also [[spoiler:assumes the form of one in the dream world.]] The protagonists are less than impressed, [[spoiler:having faced off against the real deal before.]]

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** She also [[spoiler:assumes [[spoiler: assumes the form of one in the dream world.]] The protagonists are less than impressed, [[spoiler:having [[spoiler: having faced off against the real deal before.]]



** Helping Hoof's father forced him to act exactly the way he thought he should act, never letting him do what he wanted. As a result, [[spoiler:he never got his cutie mark.]] Because of this, he called him worthless and belittled him, driving him to work for Checker.

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** Helping Hoof's father forced him to act exactly the way he thought he should act, never letting him do what he wanted. As a result, [[spoiler:he [[spoiler: he never got his cutie mark.]] Because of this, he called him worthless and belittled him, driving him to work for Checker.



* AdultFear: What makes Checker Monarch so terrifying (other than ice-cold creepiness and sociopathy) is that she has the power and capability to ruin other ponies' lives completely and coming off legally clean. (And being willing to do so for minute gains.) She could have taken the Mane six's homes and livelihoods away in a heartbeat ([[spoiler:if they hadn't gotten the evidence to foil her]]) because you can't fight corrupt businessponies with Harmony or Love. [[spoiler:Once she drags them into her LotusEaterMachine trap, the game changes, though.]]

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* AdultFear: What makes Checker Monarch so terrifying (other than ice-cold creepiness and sociopathy) is that she has the power and capability to ruin other ponies' lives completely and coming off legally clean. (And being willing to do so for minute gains.) She could have taken the Mane six's Six's homes and livelihoods away in a heartbeat ([[spoiler:if ([[spoiler: if they hadn't gotten the evidence to foil her]]) because you can't fight corrupt businessponies with Harmony or Love. [[spoiler:Once [[spoiler: Once she drags them into her LotusEaterMachine trap, the game changes, though.]]



* AnAesop: To keep with the OriginalFlavor of the series, several letters to Celestia are written throughout the story and Trixie deciding to write one herself is a huge sign of CharacterDevelopment on her part. The over all aesop, however, is that [[spoiler:the best way to defeat an enemy, is to make them your friend.]]

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* AnAesop: To keep with the OriginalFlavor of the series, several letters to Celestia are written throughout the story and Trixie deciding to write one herself is a huge sign of CharacterDevelopment on her part. The over all aesop, however, is that [[spoiler:the [[spoiler: the best way to defeat an enemy, is to make them your friend.]]



* ArtifactOfAttraction: Checker knows the 'Want It, Need It' Spell and cites it as one of her favorites. She uses it to distract Spot and Fido so she can talk with Rover to convince the Diamond Dogs to work for her [[spoiler:and later on Trixie and the Cutie Mark Crusaders to set Trixie up to trigger a RantInducingSlight in AJ.]] Notably, she's much more adapt at canceling the spell than Twilight, due to it falling under her [[ManipulativeBitch Special Talent.]]

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* ArtifactOfAttraction: Checker knows the 'Want It, Need It' Spell and cites it as one of her favorites. She uses it to distract Spot and Fido so she can talk with Rover to convince the Diamond Dogs to work for her [[spoiler:and [[spoiler: and later on Trixie and the Cutie Mark Crusaders to set Trixie up to trigger a RantInducingSlight in AJ.]] Notably, she's much more adapt at canceling the spell than Twilight, due to it falling under her [[ManipulativeBitch Special Talent.]]



* BatOutOfHell: The Ropen, a giant bat-like monster in Everfree Forest that Trixie has to fend off to protect the Cutie Mark Crusaders as [[spoiler:it's blind, meaning Fluttershy's [[DeathGlare Stare]] has no effect.]]

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* BatOutOfHell: The Ropen, a giant bat-like monster in Everfree Forest that Trixie has to fend off to protect the Cutie Mark Crusaders as [[spoiler:it's [[spoiler: it's blind, meaning Fluttershy's [[DeathGlare Stare]] has no effect.]]



* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Fluttershy performs this to save Trixie from the Cockatrice in Everfree.]]

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* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Fluttershy [[spoiler: Fluttershy performs this to save Trixie from the Cockatrice in Everfree.]]



* BrokenPedestal: [[spoiler:After witnessing her idol Checker's true colours, [[AlphaBitch Diamond Tiara]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards is horrified by what she's capable of]], as she dearly loves her family and would not treat them as such.]]

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* BrokenPedestal: [[spoiler:After [[spoiler: After witnessing her idol Checker's true colours, [[AlphaBitch Diamond Tiara]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards is horrified by what she's capable of]], as she dearly loves her family and would not treat them as such.]]



** [[spoiler:Checker does this in the final confrontation, using [[YourWorstNightmare their worst nightmares]] combined with {{Breaking Lecture}}s to nearly drive the Mane Cast over the DespairEventHorizon. They manage to recover when they realize that both their loved ones are cheering them on and that they're in a dream.]]

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** [[spoiler:Checker [[spoiler: Checker does this in the final confrontation, using [[YourWorstNightmare their worst nightmares]] combined with {{Breaking Lecture}}s to nearly drive the Mane Cast over the DespairEventHorizon. They manage to recover when they realize that both their loved ones are cheering them on and that they're in a dream.]]



* CainAndAbel: [[spoiler:Trixie and Checker, Trixie being Abel and Checker Cain.]]

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* CainAndAbel: [[spoiler:Trixie [[spoiler: Trixie and Checker, Trixie being Abel and Checker Cain.]]



* ChekhovsArmory: Pretty much everything that happens around the middle of chapter 11 helps set up the EngineeredPublicConfession near the end. And many of those things where introduced previously in the story, mostly [[spoiler:during Trixie's charity play.]]

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* ChekhovsArmory: Pretty much everything that happens around the middle of chapter 11 helps set up the EngineeredPublicConfession near the end. And many of those things where introduced previously in the story, mostly [[spoiler:during [[spoiler: during Trixie's charity play.]]



* CutSong: Checker Monarch was meant to have a song in chapter 9, but it was cut for time. Ironically, it was meant to based off another CutSong; "Humiliate the Boy" from ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: It's mentioned that most unicorns have more magical power than they can ''safely'' use, and while it's possible to expand their limits through training, using their full, unrestrained power could cause serious damage (compared to how muscles are often stronger than the body can safely make use of). [[spoiler:Checker does this in a a last resort, and ends up severely damaging her horn in the process.]]

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* CutSong: Checker Monarch was meant to have a song in chapter 9, but it was cut for time. Ironically, it was meant to based off of another CutSong; "Humiliate the Boy" from ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: It's mentioned that most unicorns have more magical power than they can ''safely'' use, and while it's possible to expand their limits through training, using their full, unrestrained power could cause serious damage (compared to how muscles are often stronger than the body can safely make use of). [[spoiler:Checker [[spoiler: Checker does this in a a last resort, and ends up severely damaging her horn in the process.]]



* DefeatEqualsFriendship: [[spoiler:While subverted with Checker, who [[SanitySlippage ends up going so insane]] she'll likely spend the rest of her life in an insane asylum, it's played straight with Trixie and the Diamond Dogs, who both perform a HeelFaceTurn and are befriended. This is ultimately the moral of the story delivered by Twilight in a letter to Celestia at the end, even quoting the 'the best way to defeat an enemy, is to make them your friend' line.]]

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* DefeatEqualsFriendship: [[spoiler:While [[spoiler: While subverted with Checker, who [[SanitySlippage ends up going so insane]] she'll likely spend the rest of her life in an insane asylum, it's played straight with Trixie and the Diamond Dogs, who both perform a HeelFaceTurn and are befriended. This is ultimately the moral of the story delivered by Twilight in a letter to Celestia at the end, even quoting the 'the best way to defeat an enemy, is to make them your friend' line.]]



** An AlternateEnding the creator considered had [[spoiler:Checker escape in her chariot with Trixie catching on. During the fight, the lightning rod she used to try and kill Rainbow Dash earlier would fall out of her pocket and cause her to be struck by lightning and fall to her death while Trixie got to safely.]] The creator decided this was too dark for the tone they were going to.

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** An AlternateEnding the creator considered had [[spoiler:Checker [[spoiler: Checker escape in her chariot with Trixie catching on. During the fight, the lightning rod she used to try and kill Rainbow Dash earlier would fall out of her pocket and cause her to be struck by lightning and fall to her death while Trixie got to safely.]] The creator decided this was too dark for the tone they were going to.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: The Diamond Dogs may be willing to do a lot of things, and work for Checker to ruin the life of a mare they don't know for gems, but even they are horrified when [[spoiler:Checker [[MindRape Mind Raped]] Rainbow Dash with a dream infiltration spell.]] They still work for her, but after this they're actively ''terrified'' of her.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: The Diamond Dogs may be willing to do a lot of things, and work for Checker to ruin the life of a mare they don't know for gems, but even they are horrified when [[spoiler:Checker [[spoiler: Checker [[MindRape Mind Raped]] Rainbow Dash with a dream infiltration spell.]] They still work for her, but after this this, they're actively ''terrified'' of her.



* {{Fainting}}: Trixie when it hits her what she just did to protect the Cutie Mark Crusaders (which included going deep into Everfree Forest and dealing with two monsters that could've killed her or worse) and later when discovering [[spoiler:Princess Luna was Tirek in her play]]. Rarity also does it when it turns out one of Pinkie's Doozies was simply [[spoiler:Trixie genuinely apologizing for her transgressions]]. Both Sweetie Belle and Trixie herself comment they do so in the same manner. Given [[LargeHam their personalities]], it's like they're just being over-dramatic.

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* {{Fainting}}: Trixie when it hits her what she just did to protect the Cutie Mark Crusaders (which included going deep into Everfree Forest and dealing with two monsters that could've killed her or worse) and later when discovering [[spoiler:Princess Luna was Tirek in her play]]. Rarity also does it when it turns out one of Pinkie's Doozies was simply [[spoiler:Trixie [[spoiler: Trixie genuinely apologizing for her transgressions]]. Both Sweetie Belle and Trixie herself comment they do so in the same manner. Given [[LargeHam their personalities]], it's like they're just being over-dramatic.



* GoodCostumeSwitch: Trixie gets a new costume to wear from Rarity after she's accepted the group as her friends. [[spoiler:Her taking control of one of her dream confrontations with Checker is normally signified by her donning this costume.]]
* GreenEyedMonster: [[spoiler:Checker Monarch, who pretty much says her motivations for harming Trixie is jealousy of having the spotlight divided between them. Of course, this is mainly because Checker believes ItsAllAboutMe.]]

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* GoodCostumeSwitch: Trixie gets a new costume to wear from Rarity after she's accepted the group as her friends. [[spoiler:Her [[spoiler: Her taking control of one of her dream confrontations with Checker is normally signified by her donning this costume.]]
* GreenEyedMonster: [[spoiler:Checker [[spoiler: Checker Monarch, who pretty much says her motivations for harming Trixie is jealousy of having the spotlight divided between them. Of course, this is mainly because Checker believes ItsAllAboutMe.]]



** Rarity, particularly when she [[spoiler:begins tricking Checker's backers into thinking Ponyville isn't a good place for a mall...but might be a perfect place for a theater]] and also [[spoiler:simply paying the Diamond Dogs BETTER than Checker did to get them to turn on her.]]

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** Rarity, particularly when she [[spoiler:begins [[spoiler: begins tricking Checker's backers into thinking Ponyville isn't a good place for a mall...but might be a perfect place for a theater]] and also [[spoiler:simply [[spoiler: simply paying the Diamond Dogs BETTER than Checker did to get them to turn on her.]]



* IHatePastMe: [[spoiler:Trixie when facing the Great and Powerful Trixie (actually Checker in disguise) in a dream. She ultimately ends up giving her past self a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech and declaring she'll never be her again.]]

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* IHatePastMe: [[spoiler:Trixie [[spoiler: Trixie when facing the Great and Powerful Trixie (actually Checker in disguise) in a dream. She ultimately ends up giving her past self a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech and declaring she'll never be her again.]]



* MoreThanMindControl: While Checker has no qualms about using MindRape to get others to do as she wants, she still exploits their actual emotions and [[ManipulativeBitch manipulates them]] instead of outright controlling them. [[spoiler:Best shown with Rainbow Dash, who Checker MindRapes, but also takes advantage of her pre-existing grudge on Trixie.]]

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* MoreThanMindControl: While Checker has no qualms about using MindRape to get others to do as she wants, she still exploits their actual emotions and [[ManipulativeBitch manipulates them]] instead of outright controlling them. [[spoiler:Best [[spoiler: Best shown with Rainbow Dash, who Checker MindRapes, [[MindRape Mind Rapes]], but also takes advantage of her pre-existing grudge on Trixie.]]



* NotAfraidOfYouAnymore: [[spoiler:While she admits she's still afraid of Ursas, Trixie tells Checker that she's no longer afraid of ''her''.]]

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* NotAfraidOfYouAnymore: [[spoiler:While [[spoiler: While she admits she's still afraid of Ursas, Trixie tells Checker that she's no longer afraid of ''her''.]]



** [[spoiler:Fluttershy turns into one and sprays Checker in the face during their dream confrontation.]]
* SmugSnake: Checker Monarch hovers between this and MagnificentBitch. While she ''is'' legitimately intelligent and competant, her Narcissism, frequent [[VillainousBreakdown Villainous Breakdowns]] and pathological desire to control '''''everything''''', has led many fans to place her firmly in the SmugSnake category.

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** [[spoiler:Fluttershy [[spoiler: Fluttershy turns into one and sprays Checker in the face during their dream confrontation.]]
* SmugSnake: Checker Monarch hovers between this and MagnificentBitch. While she ''is'' legitimately intelligent and competant, competent, her Narcissism, frequent [[VillainousBreakdown Villainous Breakdowns]] and pathological desire to control '''''everything''''', has led many fans to place her firmly in the SmugSnake category.



* TakenForGranite: Twilight being turned to stone by a Cockatrice in "The Stare Master" is mentioned several times. [[spoiler:Trixie runs into the same Cockatrice in Everfree and gets almost completely turned to stone, but [[BigDamnHeroes is saved by Fluttershy]].]]

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* TakenForGranite: Twilight being turned to stone by a Cockatrice in "The Stare Master" is mentioned several times. [[spoiler:Trixie [[spoiler: Trixie runs into the same Cockatrice in Everfree and gets almost completely turned to stone, but [[BigDamnHeroes is saved by Fluttershy]].]]



* GiftOfTheMagiPlot: After realizing that they DidntThinkThisThrough, Twilight and Trixie both try to address the problem...however, Trixie's solution is training with Zecora and Twilight's is PlayingSick to cancel the duel and let Trixie do the show herself, making Trixie's training addressing the problem Twilight was trying to fix pointless. Played With because Trixie is actually ''glad'' the duel is off (as her confidence boost wasn't ''that high'')...but pretends to be disappointed so as to save face and avoid hurting Twilight, convincing Twilight she really ''is'' and causing her to 'cast a healing spell on herself' and put the show back on, accidentally crushing what confidence Trixie had gained from her training. [[spoiler:Lampshaded by Trixie once she finds out how Twilight actually felt.]]

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* GiftOfTheMagiPlot: After realizing that they DidntThinkThisThrough, Twilight and Trixie both try to address the problem...however, Trixie's solution is training with Zecora and Twilight's is PlayingSick to cancel the duel and let Trixie do the show herself, making Trixie's training addressing the problem Twilight was trying to fix pointless. Played With because Trixie is actually ''glad'' the duel is off (as her confidence boost wasn't ''that high'')...but pretends to be disappointed so as to save face and avoid hurting Twilight, convincing Twilight she really ''is'' and causing her to 'cast a healing spell on herself' and put the show back on, accidentally crushing what confidence Trixie had gained from her training. [[spoiler:Lampshaded [[spoiler: Lampshaded by Trixie once she finds out how Twilight actually felt.]]


* NotMeThisTime: After Trixie caused a DisasterDomino effect that wrecked Rarity's sewing room, Rarity walks in and automatically cast a DeathGlare at ''Sweetie Belle''. The defensive sister said this word-for-word.

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* NotMeThisTime: After Trixie caused a DisasterDomino DisasterDominoes effect that wrecked Rarity's sewing room, Rarity walks in and automatically cast a DeathGlare at ''Sweetie Belle''. The defensive sister said this word-for-word.

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* NotMeThisTime: After Trixie caused a DisasterDomino effect that wrecked Rarity's sewing room, Rarity walks in and automatically cast a DeathGlare at ''Sweetie Belle''. The defensive sister said this word-for-word.

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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: [[spoiler:Trixie knows the Alicorn Amulet's location and is tempted to go get it to win against Twilight, but despite her pet skunk being the only one watching she decides it'd be cheating herself and Twilight, and decides not to get it.]]


This was followed with a sequel ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/125520/gboyhverse-magic-duel Magic Duel]]'', focusing on this universe's version of the episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel Magic Duel]], the tropes for which (as well as one shots) can be found below.

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This was followed with a sequel ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/125520/gboyhverse-magic-duel Magic Duel]]'', focusing on this universe's version of the episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel Magic Duel]], the tropes for which (as well as one shots) can be found below.
below. A live reading can be found [[https://youtu.be/j7jR2JXt8Ig on]] [[https://youtu.be/9eEc1NfPQkA Martialartfruituser's]] [[https://youtu.be/8Cz1sJbKM34 channel]].

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* RealityEnsues: Checker Monarch was one of Rarity's major clients. Her defeat and arrest, while by no means crippling her, did hurt her business a bit.


*** She later tells the story of [[MyLittlePonyAndFriends Grogar]] to the Cake Twins. [[spoiler:Both of those stories are used by Trixie to defeat Checker in her final dream attack.]]

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*** She later tells the story of [[MyLittlePonyAndFriends [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends Grogar]] to the Cake Twins. [[spoiler:Both of those stories are used by Trixie to defeat Checker in her final dream attack.]]

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