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* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: Knowing that her father would approve of her [[spoiler: nearly killing Dash]] is what drives Gilda to [[spoiler: attempt suicide]].

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* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: Knowing that her father would approve of her [[spoiler: nearly killing Dash]] is what drives Gilda to [[spoiler: attempt suicide]].suicide]].
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''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/65059/heart-of-gold-feathers-of-steel Heart of Gold, Feathers of Steel]]'' is a WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfiction by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Nicknack Nicknack]].

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''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/65059/heart-of-gold-feathers-of-steel Heart of Gold, Feathers of Steel]]'' is a WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfiction by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Nicknack Nicknack]].


* [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race Griffin]]: Deconstructed, Gilda has plenty of warrior instincts. However they do her more harm than good, which she herself acknowledges. Similarly her father's and other griffins' insistence on following the old war-like ways is what's slowly driving the griffin tribes to extinction.

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* [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race Griffin]]: ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Deconstructed, Gilda has plenty of warrior instincts. However they do her more harm than good, which she herself acknowledges. Similarly her father's and other griffins' insistence on following the old war-like ways is what's slowly driving the griffin tribes to extinction.



* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: Knowing that her father would approve of her [[spoiler: nearly killing Dash]] is what drives Gilda to [[spoiler: attempt suicide]].

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* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: Knowing that her father would approve of her [[spoiler: nearly killing Dash]] is what drives Gilda to [[spoiler: attempt suicide]].


* [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide:]] Rainbow manages to avert this one, although just barely.



* InterruptedSuicide: [[spoiler: Gilda.]]

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* InterruptedSuicide: [[spoiler: Gilda. Rainbow just barely manages to avert it.]]


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* InterruptedSuicide: [[spoiler: InterruptedSuicide:]] Gilda.]]


* BittersweetEnding: Things remain rocky with Rainbow Dash and she's still and exile from her tribe, but Gilda has found a palatable alternative by the end.

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* BittersweetEnding: Things remain rocky with Rainbow Dash and she's still and an exile from her tribe, but Gilda has found a palatable alternative by the end.

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* SadisticChoice: Gilda's father gives her one - kill your friend or live the rest of your life in exile.


''Heart Of Gold, Feathers Of Steel'' retells the events of ''Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushOff'' from [[PerspectiveFlip Gilda's perspective,]] as well as the story leading up to it and the immediate aftermath.

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''Heart Of Gold, Feathers Of Steel'' retells the events of ''Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushOff'' ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushOff Griffon the Brush Off]]'' from [[PerspectiveFlip Gilda's perspective,]] as well as the story leading up to it and the immediate aftermath.


* [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race Griffin]]: Deconstructed, Gilda has plenty of warrior instincts. however they do her more harm than good, which she herself acknowledges. Similarly her father's and other griffins' insistence on following the old war-like ways is what's slowly driving the griffin tribes to extinction.

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* [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race Griffin]]: Deconstructed, Gilda has plenty of warrior instincts. however However they do her more harm than good, which she herself acknowledges. Similarly her father's and other griffins' insistence on following the old war-like ways is what's slowly driving the griffin tribes to extinction.

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* [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race Griffin]]: Deconstructed, Gilda has plenty of warrior instincts. however they do her more harm than good, which she herself acknowledges. Similarly her father's and other griffins' insistence on following the old war-like ways is what's slowly driving the griffin tribes to extinction.


''Heart Of Gold, Feathers Of Steel'' retells the events of ''Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushOff''from [[PerspectiveFlip Gilda's perspective,]] as well as the story leading up to it and the immediate aftermath.

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''Heart Of Gold, Feathers Of Steel'' retells the events of ''Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushOff''from ''Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushOff'' from [[PerspectiveFlip Gilda's perspective,]] as well as the story leading up to it and the immediate aftermath.


''Heart of Gold, Feathers Of Steel'' retells the events of ''Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushOff''from [[PerspectiveFlip Gilda's perspective,]] as well as the story leading up to it and the immediate aftermath.

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''Heart of Of Gold, Feathers Of Steel'' retells the events of ''Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushOff''from [[PerspectiveFlip Gilda's perspective,]] as well as the story leading up to it and the immediate aftermath.

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[[caption-width-right:250:Dash and Gilda in happier times.]]
''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/65059/heart-of-gold-feathers-of-steel Heart of Gold, Feathers of Steel]]'' is a WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfiction by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Nicknack Nicknack]].

Three years ago, at Junior Speedsters Flight Camp, Gilda and Rainbow Dash were friends. The years since then haven't been kind to Gilda. Maybe a trip to see her old friend will help resolve some things...

''Heart of Gold, Feathers Of Steel'' retells the events of ''Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushOff''from [[PerspectiveFlip Gilda's perspective,]] as well as the story leading up to it and the immediate aftermath.

Has a sequel, ''FanFic/SummerDaysAndEveningFlames.''
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* AbusiveParents: Gilda's father was incredibly abusive, with lasting effects on Gilda's behavior.
* BigDamnHeroes: Rainbow's JustInTime rescue of Gilda, complete with [[spoiler: sonic rainboom]].
* BittersweetEnding: Things remain rocky with Rainbow Dash and she's still and exile from her tribe, but Gilda has found a palatable alternative by the end.
* BrokenBird: Gilda's upbringing and exile have left her deeply cynical and emotionally detached.
* CharacterDevelopment: Gilda is much more fleshed out than the arrogant {{Jerkass}} we see on the show. Which doesn't mean she's not still a jerk, but she's much less one-dimensional.
* [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide:]] Rainbow manages to avert this one, although just barely.
* DyingRace: The griffin tribes, at least the oness Gilda is familiar with, have dwindled almost to extinction.
* TheExile: Gilda, until she fulfills her father's conditions. And not only can she not return home, but any griffin she meets is supposed to kill her.
* FantasticRacism: Gilda's father hates ponies, and didn't take kindly to his daughter making friends with one.
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The Griffins are very similar to Germanic tribes.
* GratuitousGerman: The author uses German words for griffin names and terms.
* HeelRealization: Happens to Gilda twice. First when she realizes that she handled things in Ponyville poorly. Then when she [[spoiler: almost kills Dash.]]
* HiddenDepths: There is a lot more going on with Gilda than you'd expect just from watching ''Griffon the Brush Off.''
* [[spoiler: InterruptedSuicide:]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Iron Bulwark thinks Gilda is one of these. Exploring this is the focus of the sequel.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Gilda's reaction to [[spoiler: nearly killing Dash.]]
* MyLifeFlashedBeforeMyEyes: Gilda has this experience during her fall in chapter six.
* OurGryphonsAreDifferent: the griffin tribes presented here are the dying remnants of a warrior culture. They are well aware of both their “glorious” past and dismal future and it shows.
* PerspectiveFlip: of ''Griffon the Brush Off.''
* RageBreakingPoint: Gilda hits hers twice in the course of a single visit to Ponyville.
* WorldBuilding: Introduces a lot of detail about griffin tribes and culture.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Captain Bulwark tells Gilda a variation of this.
* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: Knowing that her father would approve of her [[spoiler: nearly killing Dash]] is what drives Gilda to [[spoiler: attempt suicide]].

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