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* AwfulTruth: Whenever unicorn foals turn ten, they are told by their parents that they are immortal and that they must keep the balance of the universe, defending it against evil, and essentially have no free will or choice in the matter. They can even be forced to have children themselves if the universe wills it. And if they do not, evil and darkness will overtake the universe and the unicorns will age and die.

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* AwfulTruth: Whenever unicorn foals turn ten, they are told by their parents that they are immortal and that they must [[ForeverWar forever keep the balance of the universe, defending it against evil, evil]], and essentially have no free will or choice in the matter. They can even be forced to have children themselves if the universe wills it. And if they do not, evil and darkness will overtake the universe and the unicorns will age and die.


* AwfulTruth: Whenever unicorn foals turn ten, they are told by their parents that they are immortal- because they must keep the balance of the universe, defending it against evil, and essentially have no free will or choice in the matter. They can even be forced to have children themselves if the universe wills it. And if they do not, evil and darkness will overtake the universe and the unicorns will age and die.
* CreationStory: Before time itself, ten mystical proto-ponies were created to help bring the universe into balance. These unicorn-like beings created several pony races in their image, however they didn't make unicorns because they felt superior to their creations. Later on, the firstborn created the stars and brought light to the universe.

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* AwfulTruth: Whenever unicorn foals turn ten, they are told by their parents that they are immortal- because immortal and that they must keep the balance of the universe, defending it against evil, and essentially have no free will or choice in the matter. They can even be forced to have children themselves if the universe wills it. And if they do not, evil and darkness will overtake the universe and the unicorns will age and die.
* CreationStory: Before time itself, ten mystical proto-ponies were created to help bring the universe into balance. These unicorn-like beings created several pony races in their image, however but they didn't make unicorns because they felt superior to their creations. Later on, the firstborn created the stars and brought light to the universe.



* WeAreAsMayflies: Earthlings typically have the shortest pony lifespan at one-hundred, pegasi live to two-hundred, while flutter ponies and sea ponies live until three-hundred.

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* WeAreAsMayflies: Earthlings typically have the shortest pony lifespan at one-hundred, one hundred, pegasi live to two-hundred, while two hundred, flutter ponies and sea ponies live until three-hundred.three hundred, and unicorns live forever.


''Eternal'' is a ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' oneshot by [=ThickerThanLove=]. It can be read [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/980998/1/Eternal here]]. The fanfic is based on the original generation of ponies from the 1980s. In particular it stars Ribbon, Buttons, Gusty, Fizzy, Galaxy, Mimic, and their children.

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''Eternal'' is a ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends'' oneshot by [=ThickerThanLove=]. It can be read [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/980998/1/Eternal here]]. The fanfic is based on the original generation of ponies from the 1980s. In particular it stars Ribbon, Buttons, Gusty, Fizzy, Galaxy, Mimic, and their children.



* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Being immortal is not all that fun, especially when your existence is crucial to the universe's well-being.

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* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Being immortal is not all that fun, especially when your existence is crucial to the universe's well-being.well-being.
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* AwfulTruth: Whenever unicorn foals turn ten, they are told by their parents that they are immortal- because they must keep the balance of the universe, defending it against evil, and essentially have no free will or choice in the matter. They can even be forced to have children themselves if the universe wills it. And if they do not, evil and darkness will overtake the universe and the unicorns will age and die.

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* AdaptationNameChange: Downplayed with the baby ponies, whose official names are actually nicknames.

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Not to be confused with ''Fanfic/{{Eternal}}'', which is a ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic.


* HonoraryUncle: Baby ponies treat their friends mothers as their aunts.

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* HonoraryUncle: Baby ponies treat their friends friends' mothers as their aunts.


''Eternal'' is a ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' oneshot by [=ThickerThanLove=]. It can be read [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/980998/1/Eternal here]]. The fanfic is based on the original generation of ponies from the 1980s. In particular it stars Ribbon, Buttons, Gusty, Fizzy, Galaxy, Mimic, and their mothers.

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''Eternal'' is a ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' oneshot by [=ThickerThanLove=]. It can be read [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/980998/1/Eternal here]]. The fanfic is based on the original generation of ponies from the 1980s. In particular it stars Ribbon, Buttons, Gusty, Fizzy, Galaxy, Mimic, and their mothers.
children.


* HonoraryAunt: Baby ponies treat their friends mothers as their aunts.

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* HonoraryAunt: HonoraryUncle: Baby ponies treat their friends mothers as their aunts.


* WhoWouldWantToLiveForever: Being immortal is not all that fun, especially when your existence is crucial to the universe's well-being.

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* WhoWouldWantToLiveForever: WhoWantsToLiveForever: Being immortal is not all that fun, especially when your existence is crucial to the universe's well-being.


''Eternal'' is a ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' oneshot by. It can be read here. The fanfic is based on the original generation of ponies from the 1980s. In particular it stars Ribbon, Buttons, Gusty, Fizzy, Galaxy, Mimic, and their mothers.

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''Eternal'' is a ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' oneshot by. by [=ThickerThanLove=]. It can be read here.[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/980998/1/Eternal here]]. The fanfic is based on the original generation of ponies from the 1980s. In particular it stars Ribbon, Buttons, Gusty, Fizzy, Galaxy, Mimic, and their mothers.


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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Baby ponies have individual names, with "Baby [x]" only being a nickname that is used until they're a certain age.


''Eternal'' is a ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' oneshot by. It can be read here. The fanfic is based on the original generation of ponies from the 1980s.

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''Eternal'' is a ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' oneshot by. It can be read here. The fanfic is based on the original generation of ponies from the 1980s.
1980s. In particular it stars Ribbon, Buttons, Gusty, Fizzy, Galaxy, Mimic, and their mothers.



* InnocenceLost: The adults deem the AwfulTruth about unicorns to be a curse. They tried to withhold the information from their daughters for as long as possible in order to let them stay innocent, but after everyone turned ten is when they decided to disclose the truth.



* WeAreAsMayflies: Earthlings have the shortest pony lifespan at hundred. Pegasi typically live to two-hundred while flutter and sea ponies live until three-hundred.

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* WeAreAsMayflies: Earthlings typically have the shortest pony lifespan at hundred. Pegasi typically one-hundred, pegasi live to two-hundred two-hundred, while flutter ponies and sea ponies live until three-hundred.three-hundred.
* WhoWouldWantToLiveForever: Being immortal is not all that fun, especially when your existence is crucial to the universe's well-being.

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''Eternal'' is a ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' oneshot by. It can be read here. The fanfic is based on the original generation of ponies from the 1980s.

The story starts on Baby Galaxy's tenth birthday. She is the last of her group of unicorn friends to turn ten, which excites her. On this day, Galaxy and the other adult unicorns have to tell their foals a secret related to being a unicorn. This secret wil change everything their foals know about their parents and their race.

''Eternal'' is a serious, somewhat dark take on ''My Little Pony'' canon. It features some worldbuilding and gives insight to unicorns in general.

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!!''Eternal'' provides examples of:

* TheAgeless: Unicorns stop aging after a certain period. Galaxy is eons old but doesn't look older than thirty.
* CreationStory: Before time itself, ten mystical proto-ponies were created to help bring the universe into balance. These unicorn-like beings created several pony races in their image, however they didn't make unicorns because they felt superior to their creations. Later on, the firstborn created the stars and brought light to the universe.
* HonoraryAunt: Baby ponies treat their friends mothers as their aunts.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Unicorns are immortal. Galaxy is older than time itself.
* TrulySingleParent: Baby Galaxy has no father. Galaxy wanted to experience motherhood, so she impregnated herself.
* WeAreAsMayflies: Earthlings have the shortest pony lifespan at hundred. Pegasi typically live to two-hundred while flutter and sea ponies live until three-hundred.

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