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* BadassPrincess: Cadence managed to unite two enemy legions from the War of the Sun and Moon to wipe out the Diamond Dog infestation in the Crystal Valley.


* Myth/NorseMythology: The Taiga scenes in ''Myths and Birthrights'' and the whole story of ''Velvet Sparkle and the Queen in Stone'' has some influence with the Norse mythology and culture.



* [[BigSisterInstinct Little Sister Instinct]]: Sweetie Belle actually ''physically assaults'' Diamond Tiara when she calls her sister "useless" and acts like she doesn't care that she's been sent to Gaea.

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* [[BigSisterInstinct Little Sister Instinct]]: BigSisterInstinct: Inverted. Sweetie Belle actually ''physically assaults'' Diamond Tiara when she calls her sister "useless" and acts like she doesn't care that she's been sent to Gaea.



* [[DeityOfHumanOrigin Deity Of Pony Origin]]: Fluttershy was never born as an alicorn but in chapter 16, Artemis gave her her alicorn powers which ascended Fluttershy into an Alicorn of Forests.

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* [[DeityOfHumanOrigin Deity Of Pony Origin]]: DeityOfHumanOrigin:
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Fluttershy was never born as an alicorn but in chapter 16, Artemis gave her her alicorn powers which ascended Fluttershy into an Alicorn of Forests.



* GoodIsNotNice: Faust is a good example of this, not only did she attack Zeus and Hades unprovoked, but she says that she's glad that the griffons are endangered because they ''used'' to be savage killers. She's also not afraid to say things like "You disgust me!"

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* GoodIsNotNice: GoodIsNotNice:
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Faust is a good example of this, not this. Not only did she attack Zeus and Hades unprovoked, but she says that she's glad that the griffons are endangered because they ''used'' to be savage killers. She's also not afraid to say things like "You disgust me!"



* TheDreaded: Chapter 6 tells us that Iridia had titles which makes her seem to deserve this trope (Deathgiver, Black Star, She Who Shall Not Be Named and Bloodmaned).

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* TheDreaded: TheDreaded:
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Chapter 6 tells us that Iridia had titles which makes her seem to deserve this trope (Deathgiver, Black Star, She Who Shall Not Be Named and Bloodmaned).



* {{Adorkable}}: The first chapter shows that Twilight also has a checklist for symptoms of her usual panic attacks.
** Even as a goddess, Twilight still acts like her usual eager-to-learn student self.

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* {{Adorkable}}: The first chapter shows that Twilight also has a checklist for symptoms of her usual panic attacks.
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attacks. Even as a goddess, Twilight still acts like her usual eager-to-learn student self.



* AGodAmI: Alicorns from Gaea like to use this.
** Also Faust, Celestia and Luna's mother, used this excuse [[spoiler: to try to skip a medical checkup on the ''Bellerophon'']].
** AGodIAmNot: At first, [[spoiler: Twilight was scared by the fact that she is now an alicorn that rules the stars]].

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* AGodAmI: Alicorns from Gaea like to use this.
** Also
this. Also, Faust, Celestia and Luna's mother, used this excuse [[spoiler: to try to skip a medical checkup on the ''Bellerophon'']].
** * AGodIAmNot: At first, [[spoiler: Twilight was scared by the fact that she is now an alicorn that rules the stars]].



* [[CallingTheOldManOut Calling The Old Mare Out]]: When Iridia talked to Twilight in the Gala after the latter's coronation, Twilight confronted her saying that Velvet, her foster mother, is a better mother than Iridia, who is her biological mother, ever hopes to become, mostly due to [[ParentalAbandonment Iridia abandoning her at her birth to the Sparkles]] and [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen causing death and suffering to the ponies with Eternal Winter more than a thousand years ago]]. Iridia left the Gala in tears afterwards.

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* [[CallingTheOldManOut Calling The Old Mare Out]]: CallingTheOldManOut: When Iridia talked to Twilight in the Gala after the latter's coronation, Twilight confronted her saying that Velvet, her foster mother, is a better mother than Iridia, who is her biological mother, ever hopes to become, mostly due to [[ParentalAbandonment Iridia abandoning her at her birth to the Sparkles]] and [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen causing death and suffering to the ponies with Eternal Winter more than a thousand years ago]]. Iridia left the Gala in tears afterwards.



* [[JerkassGods Jerkass Alicorns]]: Most of the alicorns in Gaea, but not surprising considering whom [[Myth/ClassicalMythology they're based on]].

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* [[JerkassGods Jerkass Alicorns]]: JerkassGods: Most of the alicorns in Gaea, but not surprising considering whom [[Myth/ClassicalMythology they're based on]].



* PerpetualFrowner: Zubu. His frowns and scowls are more frequent than his smiles. Though, that could be because he believes that he's the OnlySaneMan (zebra, actually).

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* PerpetualFrowner: PerpetualFrowner:
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Zubu. His frowns and scowls are more frequent than his smiles. Though, that could be because he believes that he's the OnlySaneMan (zebra, actually).



* BeenThereShapedHistory: During ''The Longest Night'', Twilight and Luna both went back 1000 years because of Celestia's wish at that time after Luna/Nightmare Moon's banishment ([[spoiler: the 'shooting star' was actually Iridia as told in chapter 6 of ''Myths and Birthrights'']]) and talked with Celestia, which in turn gave her hope and made her prepare for Luna's return.

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* BeenThereShapedHistory: During ''The Longest Night'', Twilight and Luna both went back 1000 years because of Celestia's wish at that time after Luna/Nightmare Moon's banishment ([[spoiler: the ([[spoiler:the 'shooting star' was actually Iridia as told in chapter 6 of ''Myths and Birthrights'']]) and talked with Celestia, which in turn gave her hope and made her prepare for Luna's return.


* VillianProtagonist: What younger Velvet ended up becoming later on in the story. Most probably due to [[ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil her frequent use of the Dark Runes]].

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* VillianProtagonist: VillainProtagonist: What younger Velvet ended up becoming later on in the story. Most probably due to [[ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil her frequent use of the Dark Runes]].

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* VillianProtagonist: What younger Velvet ended up becoming later on in the story. Most probably due to [[ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil her frequent use of the Dark Runes]].

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After Growler was killed by King Selim during the battle at the Vale, Velvet ran at the Diamond Dogs' king with anger and a thirst for his blood. [[spoiler: Being a willing vessel of a demon lord prevented him from dying at first though.]]

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* DealWithTheDevil: Leviathan gave Chrysalis a piece of Moloch's (another demon lord) throne to use against Tyr during Twilight's coronation gala so that the demon's plan shall continue unchanged while Chrysalis will also have her revenge against Equestria.

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* {{Hell}}: Tartarus. The City of the Dead is dark, gloomy and has unending rainfall. The place is inhabited by damned and tormented souls who are just shadows of their former selves. They suffer so much that when they [[spoiler: found out Trixie is actually an Elysian, a mob desperately pleaded for her to give them access to Elysium]].

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''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/358957/the-rariad The Rariad]]''


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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: In chapter 17, [[spoiler: Draco the Star Dragon was brainwashed by [[KnightTemplarParent Astraea]], ordering him to kill the Halla in front of them]].

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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: In chapter 17, [[spoiler: Draco the Star Dragon was brainwashed by [[KnightTemplarParent Astraea]], ordering him to kill the Halla in front of them]].them.



* [[DeityOfHumanOrigin Deity Of Pony Origin]]: [[spoiler: Fluttershy was never born as an alicorn but in chapter 16, Artemis gave her her alicorn powers which ascended Fluttershy into an Alicorn of Forests]].
** Also in the same chapter, [[spoiler: Aphrodite exorcised Serene by forcing her powers to be given to Rarity instead, turning her into an alicorn]].
* DivineDate: [[spoiler: Fluttershy and Big Mac's romance from interlude 2 and afterwards]].

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* [[DeityOfHumanOrigin Deity Of Pony Origin]]: [[spoiler: Fluttershy was never born as an alicorn but in chapter 16, Artemis gave her her alicorn powers which ascended Fluttershy into an Alicorn of Forests]].
Forests.
** Also in the same chapter, [[spoiler: Aphrodite exorcised Serene by forcing her powers to be given to Rarity instead, turning her into an alicorn]].
alicorn.
* DivineDate: [[spoiler: Fluttershy and Big Mac's romance from interlude 2 and afterwards]].afterwards.



* GoodParents: Derpy, Twilight's foster parents, [[spoiler: and Rainbow Dash boasts that she will be this when she realizes that she's pregnant.]]

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* GoodParents: Derpy, Twilight's foster parents, [[spoiler: and Rainbow Dash boasts that she will be this when she realizes that she's pregnant.]]



* LiteralMinded: In Interlude 2, we are shown that [[spoiler: Sol (the Sun) can be dense when following orders. Cue the Sun literally dropping from the sky when Celestia ordered it to the first time]].
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Trixie gives one to the Slaughter Daimon that attacks her, Shyara, and Rarity, literally beating its face in with a rock. [[spoiler:To say that it doesn't work would be an understatement.]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Blueblood normally acts like a very pompous and snobbish prince, [[spoiler: though we are shown in chapter 17 that he is the current Vice Chief of Naval Staff for the Crystal Navy, in other words, a Spymaster.]]

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* LiteralMinded: In Interlude 2, we are shown that [[spoiler: Sol (the Sun) can be dense when following orders. Cue the Sun literally dropping from the sky when Celestia ordered it to the first time]].
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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Trixie gives one to the Slaughter Daimon that attacks her, Shyara, and Rarity, literally beating its face in with a rock. [[spoiler:To To say that it doesn't work would be an understatement.]]
understatement.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Blueblood normally acts like a very pompous and snobbish prince, [[spoiler: though we are shown in chapter 17 that he is the current Vice Chief of Naval Staff for the Crystal Navy, in other words, a Spymaster.]]



* SeriousBusiness: While Luna can't see Fluttershy's date with Big Macintosh as very important compared to [[spoiler: Fluttershy's magic lessons]], Iridia thinks that her date is '''''very''''' important.

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* SeriousBusiness: While Luna can't see Fluttershy's date with Big Macintosh as very important compared to [[spoiler: Fluttershy's magic lessons]], lessons, Iridia thinks that her date is '''''very''''' important.



** Zeus, of course. [[spoiler: When Shyara found out he was on Ioka and in Canterlot, she was first afraid of him being here, then she was afraid of him ''not'' being on Gaea due to being this trope to keep the others in line.]]

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** Zeus, of course. [[spoiler: When Shyara found out he was on Ioka and in Canterlot, she was first afraid of him being here, then she was afraid of him ''not'' being on Gaea due to being this trope to keep the others in line.]]


* TheDreaded: Chapter 6 tells us that Iridia had titles which makes her seem to deserve this trope (Deathgiver, Black Star, She Who Shall Not Be Named and Bloodmaned).
** Zeus, of course. [[spoiler: When Shyara found out he was on Ioka and in Canterlot, she was first afraid of him being here, then she was afraid of him ''not'' being on Gaea due to being this trope to keep the others in line.]]






* TheDreaded: Chapter 6 tells us that Iridia had titles which makes her seem to deserve this trope (Deathgiver, Black Star, She Who Shall Not Be Named and Bloodmaned).
** Zeus, of course. [[spoiler: When Shyara found out he was on Ioka and in Canterlot, she was first afraid of him being here, then she was afraid of him ''not'' being on Gaea due to being this trope to keep the others in line.]]



* TheMentor: Zubu is an old zebra shaman who is also being a mentor to [[spoiler: Gilda]] after finding her wounded after a large battle against rival griffin aeries. He patiently tries teaching her some defensive zebra spells, but he is starting to become less patient considering he is nearing death of old age, especially when he sees her practising offensive spells instead of shields.

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* TheMentor: Zubu is an old zebra shaman who is also being a mentor to [[spoiler: Gilda]] after finding her wounded after a large battle against rival enemy griffin aeries. He patiently tries teaching her some defensive zebra spells, but he is starting to become less patient considering he is nearing death of old age, especially when he sees her practising offensive spells instead of shields.


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* {{Adorkable}}: The first chapter shows that Twilight also has a checklist for symptoms of her usual panic attacks.
** Even as a goddess, Twilight still acts like her usual eager-to-learn student self.
* AffablyEvil: The Leviathan is an ancient demon whose affiliation is {{Envy}} and hordes things and beings for herself. But once you get inside her lair she acts like a good host and will treat you like a guest, as Twilight found out once barging inside to rescue Pinkie and three of her stars.
** FauxAffablyEvil: But she stopped being amicable when she woke up and caught Twilight sneaking in her bedroom.
* AGodAmI: Alicorns from Gaea like to use this.
** Also Faust, Celestia and Luna's mother, used this excuse [[spoiler: to try to skip a medical checkup on the ''Bellerophon'']].
** AGodIAmNot: At first, [[spoiler: Twilight was scared by the fact that she is now an alicorn that rules the stars]].
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Zeus, Celestia, Faust... Basically ''any'' alicorn with a position of power qualifies.
* BadassBoast: Given one by Shyara's mother ([[spoiler: Astraea]]) to Ares in chapter 6 during Shyara's dream:
--> '''[[spoiler: Astraea]]''': No, Ares, you will not have them. With the last of my strength, I spit upon you. With the last of my will, I curse you. With the last of my love, I will save my herd. With the last of my magic, I will send them somewhere you can never reach them.
* BadassGrandpa: The old zebra shaman Zubu is very elderly, yet can still kick Gilda's hind whenever she displeases him.
* BerserkButton: In addition harming her stars, Twilight gets ''VERY'' angry when she finds out that Fleur knew that Rarity [[spoiler: had been possessed by an alicorn's spirit but didn't tell her.]]

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* {{Adorkable}}: The first chapter shows that Twilight also has a checklist for symptoms of her usual panic attacks.
** Even as a goddess, Twilight still acts like her usual eager-to-learn student self.
* AffablyEvil: The Leviathan is an ancient demon whose affiliation is {{Envy}} and hordes things and beings for herself. But once you get inside her lair she acts like a good host and will treat you like a guest, as Twilight found out once barging inside to rescue Pinkie and three of her stars.
** FauxAffablyEvil: But she stopped being amicable when she woke up and caught Twilight sneaking in her bedroom.
* AGodAmI: Alicorns from Gaea like to use this.
** Also Faust, Celestia and Luna's mother, used this excuse [[spoiler: to try to skip a medical checkup on the ''Bellerophon'']].
** AGodIAmNot: At first, [[spoiler: Twilight was scared by the fact that she is now an alicorn that rules the stars]].
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Zeus, Celestia, Faust... Basically ''any'' alicorn with a position of power qualifies.
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* BadassBoast: Given one by Shyara's mother ([[spoiler: Astraea]]) (Astraea) to Ares in chapter 6 during Shyara's dream:
--> '''[[spoiler: Astraea]]''': '''Astraea''': No, Ares, you will not have them. With the last of my strength, I spit upon you. With the last of my will, I curse you. With the last of my love, I will save my herd. With the last of my magic, I will send them somewhere you can never reach them.
* BadassGrandpa: The old zebra shaman Zubu is very elderly, yet can still kick Gilda's hind whenever she displeases him.
* BerserkButton: In addition harming her stars, Twilight gets ''VERY'' angry when she finds out that Fleur knew that Rarity [[spoiler: had been possessed by an alicorn's spirit but didn't tell her.]]



* [[CallingTheOldManOut Calling The Old Mare Out]]: When Iridia talked to Twilight in the Gala after the latter's coronation, Twilight confronted her saying that Velvet, her foster mother, is a better mother than Iridia, who is her biological mother, ever hopes to become, mostly due to [[ParentalAbandonment Iridia abandoning her at her birth to the Sparkles]] and [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen causing death and suffering to the ponies with Eternal Winter more than a thousand years ago]]. Iridia left the Gala in tears afterwards.
* ComfortFood: In chapter 3, we are told that Luna ate a tub of mint and chocolate ice-cream to calm her nerves once when the stars started shunning her after returning from her exile in the moon.
* CoolSword: Celestia's sword, Coronal Edge. For added coolness bonus points, it was apparently forged on the surface of the sun and appears to have a will of its own.
* CrapsackWorld: Gaea is a parallel world which has been destroyed by a catastrophic war and slaughter between Alicorns and Titans.
* CultureClash: The alicorn fillies (especially Tyr) saw a big difference in cultures between their world (Gaea) and the world they have been transported to (Ioka).
** There were few instances of cultures clashing during Twilight and her friends' visit to the Zebrican Empire, especially ones which involve TheEmpire's laws and morals.

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* [[CallingTheOldManOut Calling The Old Mare Out]]: When Iridia talked to Twilight in the Gala after the latter's coronation, Twilight confronted her saying that Velvet, her foster mother, is a better mother than Iridia, who is her biological mother, ever hopes to become, mostly due to [[ParentalAbandonment Iridia abandoning her at her birth to the Sparkles]] and [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen causing death and suffering to the ponies with Eternal Winter more than a thousand years ago]]. Iridia left the Gala in tears afterwards.
* ComfortFood: In chapter 3, we are told that Luna ate a tub of mint and chocolate ice-cream to calm her nerves once when the stars started shunning her after returning from her exile in the moon.
* CoolSword: Celestia's sword, Coronal Edge. For added coolness bonus points, it was apparently forged on the surface of the sun and appears to have a will of its own.
* CrapsackWorld: Gaea is a parallel world which has been destroyed by a catastrophic war and slaughter between Alicorns and Titans.
* CultureClash: The alicorn fillies (especially Tyr) saw a big difference in cultures between their world (Gaea) and the world they have been transported to (Ioka).
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There were few instances of cultures clashing during Twilight and her friends' visit to the Zebrican Empire, especially ones which involve TheEmpire's laws and morals.



* FriendlyEnemies: Captain Hardy and Bloodrose 'Bonnie' Belle ([[spoiler: who is Rarity and Sweetie Belle's mother]]) are enemies (Hardy is a navy officer and Bloodrose is a pirate captain), yet very polite towards each other.
* GhostMemory: What Fleur, Rarity and Fluttershy were having in earlier chapters due to having their souls merged with the souls of their AlternateUniverse selves.



* ItCanThink: Twilight is surprised when [[spoiler: Ioka speaks to her.]]
* [[JerkassGods Jerkass Alicorns]]: Most of the alicorns in Gaea, but not surprising considering whom [[Myth/ClassicalMythology they're based on]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Gilda. She is still the same Gilda we know from the show, [[TookALevelInKindness but in this universe we are shown that she cares a lot about her cousin, the alicorn foal Talona and, for all her problems with him, Zubu]].
* KnightTemplarParent: [[spoiler: Astraea]]. The alicorns foals are in danger (she thinks). She must protect them, and she'll do ''anything'' to protect them.
** [[spoiler: She's like this to stars too. She believes that Twilight stole them from her (even if she's in Ioka and not Gaea) and she is trying to regain her physical alicorn body to usurp Twilight and retake the stars, which she believes are hers and only hers]].



* MamaBear: Twilight to the stars. When three stars went missing, she took her time to find them again. [[spoiler: She had almost slain Draco the Star Dragon for devouring them (plus mortally injuring Pinkie Pie)]].
* MoodSwinger: Iridia has been described as one in Book 1: Chapter 9. River remembering her queen in her hyperactive mood on a mountain is one such example.



* ParentalAbandonment: Iridia gave the infant Twilight to the Sparkles to be fostered before her coming of age. [[CallingTheOldManOut Twilight could not forgive her for this]], [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen along with other things Iridia did]].
* ParentalNeglect: What Cadence generally feels about her mother, Luna.
** Luna feels that way in chapter 13 about Faust.
* PerpetualFrowner: Zubu. His frowns and scowls are more frequent than his smiles. Though, that could be because he believes that he's the OnlySaneMan (zebra, actually).
** Sirius. She's very hard to please and impress. She also doesn't accept Twilight as her new mistress unless she gives her a reason to respect her.
** Gilda, especially [[spoiler: after her cousin's death]].
* {{Privateer}}: ''The Sea Serpent'''s crew are privateers working for Prance to pillage Trotugese merchant ships.

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* ParentalAbandonment: Iridia gave the infant Twilight to the Sparkles to be fostered before her coming of age. [[CallingTheOldManOut Twilight could not forgive her for this]], [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen along with other things Iridia did]].
* ParentalNeglect: What Cadence generally feels about her mother, Luna.
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Luna feels that way in chapter 13 about Faust.
* PerpetualFrowner: Zubu. His frowns and scowls are more frequent than his smiles. Though, that could be because he believes that he's the OnlySaneMan (zebra, actually).
** Sirius. She's very hard to please and impress. She also doesn't accept Twilight as her new mistress unless she gives her a reason to respect her.
** Gilda, especially [[spoiler: after her cousin's death]].
* {{Privateer}}: ''The Sea Serpent'''s crew are privateers working for Prance to pillage Trotugese merchant ships.
Faust.



* SharingABody: Rarity, Fluttershy and Fleur each have a dead alicorn from a parallel world living inside their body. [[spoiler: Fluttershy's was willing to fade to Elysium to let Fluttershy live, but Rarity's and Fleur's were battling for dominance. Rarity seems to have lost the battle for total body control.]]
* TheDreaded: Chapter 6 tells us that Iridia had titles which makes her seem to deserve this trope (Deathgiver, Black Star, She Who Shall Not Be Named and Bloodmaned).
** Zeus, of course. [[spoiler: When Shyara found out he was on Ioka and in Canterlot, she was first afraid of him being here, then she was afraid of him ''not'' being on Gaea due to being this trope to keep the others in line.]]
* TheEmpire: We are getting hints that [[spoiler: Zebrica could be considered one, even having a tyrannical Empress]].
* TheMentor: Zubu is an old zebra shaman who is also being a mentor to [[spoiler: Gilda]] after finding her wounded after a large battle against rival griffin aeries. He patiently tries teaching her some defensive zebra spells, but he is starting to become less patient considering he is nearing death of old age, especially when he sees her practising offensive spells instead of shields.
* YourNormalIsOurTaboo: [[spoiler: Tyr told Fleur de Lys casually that Celestia ordered that anyone who impersonates a priest is sentenced to an execution. Other ponies, especially Celestia and Rarity, found that information horrifying. The reason Tyr said it was because she thought Fleur is impersonating one of their priests (she didn't know she was in a completely different world)]].


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* {{Adorkable}}: The first chapter shows that Twilight also has a checklist for symptoms of her usual panic attacks.
** Even as a goddess, Twilight still acts like her usual eager-to-learn student self.
* AffablyEvil: The Leviathan is an ancient demon whose affiliation is {{Envy}} and hordes things and beings for herself. But once you get inside her lair she acts like a good host and will treat you like a guest, as Twilight found out once barging inside to rescue Pinkie and three of her stars.
** FauxAffablyEvil: But she stopped being amicable when she woke up and caught Twilight sneaking in her bedroom.
* AGodAmI: Alicorns from Gaea like to use this.
** Also Faust, Celestia and Luna's mother, used this excuse [[spoiler: to try to skip a medical checkup on the ''Bellerophon'']].
** AGodIAmNot: At first, [[spoiler: Twilight was scared by the fact that she is now an alicorn that rules the stars]].
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Zeus, Celestia, Faust... Basically ''any'' alicorn with a position of power qualifies.
* BadassGrandpa: The old zebra shaman Zubu is very elderly, yet can still kick Gilda's hind whenever she displeases him.
* [[CallingTheOldManOut Calling The Old Mare Out]]: When Iridia talked to Twilight in the Gala after the latter's coronation, Twilight confronted her saying that Velvet, her foster mother, is a better mother than Iridia, who is her biological mother, ever hopes to become, mostly due to [[ParentalAbandonment Iridia abandoning her at her birth to the Sparkles]] and [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen causing death and suffering to the ponies with Eternal Winter more than a thousand years ago]]. Iridia left the Gala in tears afterwards.
* ComfortFood: In chapter 3, we are told that Luna ate a tub of mint and chocolate ice-cream to calm her nerves once when the stars started shunning her after returning from her exile in the moon.
* CoolSword: Celestia's sword, Coronal Edge. For added coolness bonus points, it was apparently forged on the surface of the sun and appears to have a will of its own.
* CrapsackWorld: Gaea is a parallel world which has been destroyed by a catastrophic war and slaughter between Alicorns and Titans.
* CultureClash: The alicorn fillies (especially Tyr) saw a big difference in cultures between their world (Gaea) and the world they have been transported to (Ioka).
* FriendlyEnemies: Captain Hardy and Bloodrose 'Bonnie' Belle ([[spoiler: who is Rarity and Sweetie Belle's mother]]) are enemies (Hardy is a navy officer and Bloodrose is a pirate captain), yet very polite towards each other.
* GhostMemory: What Fleur, Rarity and Fluttershy were having in earlier chapters due to having their souls merged with the souls of their AlternateUniverse selves.
* ItCanThink: Twilight is surprised when [[spoiler: Ioka speaks to her.]]
* [[JerkassGods Jerkass Alicorns]]: Most of the alicorns in Gaea, but not surprising considering whom [[Myth/ClassicalMythology they're based on]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Gilda. She is still the same Gilda we know from the show, [[TookALevelInKindness but in this universe we are shown that she cares a lot about her cousin, the alicorn foal Talona and, for all her problems with him, Zubu]].
* KnightTemplarParent: [[spoiler: Astraea]]. The alicorns foals are in danger (she thinks). She must protect them, and she'll do ''anything'' to protect them.
** [[spoiler: She's like this to stars too. She believes that Twilight stole them from her (even if she's in Ioka and not Gaea) and she is trying to regain her physical alicorn body to usurp Twilight and retake the stars, which she believes are hers and only hers]].
* MamaBear: Twilight to the stars. When three stars went missing, she took her time to find them again.
* MoodSwinger: Iridia has been described as one in Book 1: Chapter 9. River remembering her queen in her hyperactive mood on a mountain is one such example.
* ParentalAbandonment: Iridia gave the infant Twilight to the Sparkles to be fostered before her coming of age. [[CallingTheOldManOut Twilight could not forgive her for this]], [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen along with other things Iridia did]].
* ParentalNeglect: What Cadence generally feels about her mother, Luna.
* PerpetualFrowner: Zubu. His frowns and scowls are more frequent than his smiles. Though, that could be because he believes that he's the OnlySaneMan (zebra, actually).
** Sirius. She's very hard to please and impress. She also doesn't accept Twilight as her new mistress unless she gives her a reason to respect her.
** Gilda, especially [[spoiler: after her cousin's death]].
* {{Privateer}}: ''The Sea Serpent'''s crew are privateers working for Prance to attack and pillage Hackney ships.

* SharingABody: Rarity, Fluttershy and Fleur each have a dead alicorn from a parallel world living inside their body. [[spoiler: Fluttershy's was willing to fade to Elysium to let Fluttershy live, but Rarity's and Fleur's were battling for dominance. Rarity seems to have lost the battle for total body control.]]
* TheDreaded: Chapter 6 tells us that Iridia had titles which makes her seem to deserve this trope (Deathgiver, Black Star, She Who Shall Not Be Named and Bloodmaned).
** Zeus, of course. [[spoiler: When Shyara found out he was on Ioka and in Canterlot, she was first afraid of him being here, then she was afraid of him ''not'' being on Gaea due to being this trope to keep the others in line.]]
* TheEmpire: We are getting hints that [[spoiler: Zebrica could be considered one, even having a tyrannical Empress]].
* TheMentor: Zubu is an old zebra shaman who is also being a mentor to [[spoiler: Gilda]] after finding her wounded after a large battle against rival griffin aeries. He patiently tries teaching her some defensive zebra spells, but he is starting to become less patient considering he is nearing death of old age, especially when he sees her practising offensive spells instead of shields.
* YourNormalIsOurTaboo: [[spoiler: Tyr told Fleur de Lys casually that Celestia ordered that anyone who impersonates a priest is sentenced to an execution. Other ponies, especially Celestia and Rarity, found that information horrifying. The reason Tyr said it was because she thought Fleur is impersonating one of their priests (she didn't know she was in a completely different world)]].
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* BigBad: [[spoiler: Astraea.]]

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** FauxAffablyEvil: But she stopped being amicable when she woke up and caught Twilight sneaking in her bedroom.

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* AffablyEvil: The Leviathan is an ancient demon whose affiliation is {{Envy}} and hordes things and beings for herself. But once you get inside her lair she acts like a good host and will treat you like a guest, as Twilight found out once barging inside to rescue Pinkie and three of her stars.

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