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* ButtMonkey: [[CatPerson Katrina]] in Special. By the story's end, she gets chased around by the monsterfied [=CMC=], shrunken to the size of a mouse [[HoistByHisOwnPetard by her own spell]], almost gets eaten by Opalesence, is briefly ''captured'' by the monster-Crusaders (as she begs them not to eat her, no less), gets stepped on by Draggle, chased around AGAIN by a reformed Crunch, AND kept in a jar and used as a prop/sideshow by an [[spoiler: Alicornifed]] Trixie. And all of this happens BEFORE she gets sent back to Tartarus!
** [[FridgeLogic And since she ''wasn't'' un-shrunk before that, she'll likely remain tiny forever in the afterlife!]]

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* ButtMonkey: [[CatPerson [[CatFolk Katrina]] in Special. By the story's end, she gets chased around by the monsterfied [=CMC=], shrunken to the size of a mouse [[HoistByHisOwnPetard by her own spell]], almost gets eaten by Opalesence, is briefly ''captured'' by the monster-Crusaders (as she begs them not to eat her, no less), gets stepped on by Draggle, chased around AGAIN by a reformed Crunch, AND kept in a jar and used as a prop/sideshow by an [[spoiler: Alicornifed]] Trixie. And all of this happens BEFORE she gets sent back to Tartarus!
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Tartarus! [[FridgeLogic And since she ''wasn't'' un-shrunk before that, she'll likely remain tiny forever in the afterlife!]]


''Pinkie Pie's Fourth-Wall Variety Show'' is a non-canon[[note]]ish[[/note]] spin-off/side-story to the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic, the [[FanFic/PonyPOVSeries Pony POV Series]]. It comprises numerous "episodes", often split into separate parts, and it is written as something of a RoundRobin: Though usually started off by Alex Warlorn and hosted on his deviantart page, entries are mainly made up of scenes fans submit as comments on the story.

Though it references events from the canon of the main fanfic, it is not intended to directly affect the main series, and is somewhat a NonSerialMovie version of a fanfic. Oh, and as you might expect from the title, [[Main/BreakingTheFourthWall it breaks the fourth wall]].

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''Pinkie Pie's Fourth-Wall Variety Show'' is a non-canon[[note]]ish[[/note]] spin-off/side-story to the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic, the [[FanFic/PonyPOVSeries Pony POV Series]].FanFic/PonyPOVSeries. It comprises numerous "episodes", often split into separate parts, and it is written as something of a RoundRobin: Though usually started off by Alex Warlorn and hosted on his deviantart page, entries are mainly made up of scenes fans submit as comments on the story.

Though it references events from the canon of the main fanfic, it is not intended to directly affect the main series, and is somewhat a NonSerialMovie version of a fanfic. Oh, and as you might expect from the title, [[Main/BreakingTheFourthWall [[BreakingTheFourthWall it breaks the fourth wall]].



1. [[http://alexwarlorn.deviantart.com/art/Pinkie-Pie-s-Fourth-wall-breaking-variety-show-311394234 The First 4th Wall Breaking Variety Show]]: In which Pinkie introduces the concept, [[LatexPerfection various ponies end up costumed as each other]] or even [[BodySwap have their minds transferred between their bodies]], and we learn something of Celestia's one mortal life as a horse. on Earth. Oh yes, and there's a dance contest and the [[PowerRangers Pony Rangers]] get introduced.

2. [[http://alexwarlorn.deviantart.com/art/Pinkie-Pie-4th-Wall-Breaker-Variety-Show-Again-329412098 The 4th Wall Breaking Variety Show (Again)]]: Opens with what would have happened if [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Nightmare Whisper]] had [[WouldHarmAChild killed the unborn foals of Equestria]]; [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials Megan]] shows up for the first time; and [[HilariousInHindsight Twilight Sparkle gets turned into a Nightmare]] and has to flee Fluttercruel (all an illusion, and [[spoiler:released several months before the reveal of the real villain in the Dark World Arc]].

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1. [[http://alexwarlorn.deviantart.com/art/Pinkie-Pie-s-Fourth-wall-breaking-variety-show-311394234 The First 4th Wall Breaking Variety Show]]: In which Pinkie introduces the concept, [[LatexPerfection various ponies end up costumed as each other]] or even [[BodySwap have their minds transferred between their bodies]], and we learn something of Celestia's one mortal life as a horse. on Earth. Oh yes, and there's a dance contest and the [[PowerRangers [[Franchise/PowerRangers Pony Rangers]] get introduced.

2. [[http://alexwarlorn.deviantart.com/art/Pinkie-Pie-4th-Wall-Breaker-Variety-Show-Again-329412098 The 4th Wall Breaking Variety Show (Again)]]: Opens with what would have happened if [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Nightmare Whisper]] had [[WouldHarmAChild [[WouldHurtAChild killed the unborn foals of Equestria]]; [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials Megan]] WesternAnimation/{{M|yLittlePonyTVSpecials}}egan shows up for the first time; and [[HilariousInHindsight Twilight Sparkle gets turned into a Nightmare]] and has to flee Fluttercruel (all an illusion, and [[spoiler:released several months before the reveal of the real villain in the Dark World Arc]].



4. [[http://alexwarlorn.deviantart.com/art/Pinkie-Pie-s-Surprise-TotallyOrdinary-Variety-Show-362477820 Pinkie Pie's Surprise Totally Ordinary Variety Show]]: In this [[BlatantLies completely normal and non-dangerous]] episode, [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Pinkie Pie's nightmare]], [[MonsterClown Nightmare Granfalloon]], shows up and [[VillainEpisode takes the show over]] and starts turning ponies into Nightmares. Everyone from [[ChildrenAreInnocent the CMC]] to Trixie to [[FromBadToWorse Megan and Luna]] get zapped. Mostly comical (like the [[EvilVsEvil brawl between Nightmares Mountebank and Moon]], but some darker moments are there.

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4. [[http://alexwarlorn.deviantart.com/art/Pinkie-Pie-s-Surprise-TotallyOrdinary-Variety-Show-362477820 Pinkie Pie's Surprise Totally Ordinary Variety Show]]: In this [[BlatantLies completely normal and non-dangerous]] episode, [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Pinkie Pie's nightmare]], [[MonsterClown Nightmare Granfalloon]], shows up and [[VillainEpisode takes the show over]] and starts turning ponies into Nightmares. Everyone from [[ChildrenAreInnocent the CMC]] to Trixie to [[FromBadToWorse Megan and Luna]] get zapped. Mostly comical (like the [[EvilVsEvil [[EvilVersusEvil brawl between Nightmares Mountebank and Moon]], but some darker moments are there.



8. [[http://alexwarlorn.deviantart.com/art/Pinkie-Pie-4th-Wall-Breaking-Variety-Show-Recovery-445918470 Pinkie Pie's 4th Wall Breaking Variety Show Recovery:]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse The Blank Wolf]] from the Shining Armor arc shows up for the first time and gets turned into a puppy; the Mane Six have to deal with a [[ManEatingPlant Pony Eating Plant,]] and both [[KnightTemplar the Harmony Queens,]] and [[EvilOverlord Nightmare Mirror]] show up to try and use the show to their own ends. There are also two lengthy side-stories, in one of which [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends Somnambula]] shows up and tries to enslave Ponyville, only to be defeated by Diamond Tiara and Celestia; and another in which the Mane Six tries to find a home for a oddly familiar foal named Midnight. Applejack also befriends the Blank Wolf and several [[MarySue self insert Mary Sues]] get permanently dealt with.

9. [[http://alexwarlorn.deviantart.com/art/Pinkie-Pie-s-4th-Wall-Variety-Show-Special-466357721 Pinkie Pie's 4th Wall Variety Show Special:]] The most epic chapter to date, as the hordes of Tartarus break loose and attack Ponyville. This story basically brings back every G1 villain at once, and the ponies are left to fight for their lives. [[WickedWitch Hydia]] and [[TheIllusionist Somnambula]] conjure up both [[HatePlague the Smooze]] AND [[SealedEvilInACan Morning Star]] by sacrificing a helpless Celestia, [[BalefulPolymorph the CMC get turned into monsters,]] [[ScaledUp Rarity and Fluttershy get turned into dragons,]] and then [[FromBadToWorse Chrysalis is restored to life.]] And that's just up to the halfway point.

10. [[http://alexwarlorn.deviantart.com/art/Pinkie-Pie-s-4th-Wall-Breaking-Variety-Show-epi-10-484083868 Pinkie Pie's 4th Wall Breaking Variety Show Episode 10:]] The most recent chapter. It starts with Pinkie wanting to throw a party for Maud. But then a small army of [[MarySue Sues]] show up. Gilda returns, several of the ponies end up inside pony-suits and are nearly consumed by them, a rogue draconequs shows up along with her army of contract slaves, we get a look into a world where Shining Armor became the Element of Loyalty after Rainbow Dash ad Gilda were turned into the Spa Ponies, [[UpToEleven and it all just snowballs from there.]] Even Pinkie Pie seems to be getting tired of it all. [[spoiler: Also the final chapter of the series.]]

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8. [[http://alexwarlorn.deviantart.com/art/Pinkie-Pie-4th-Wall-Breaking-Variety-Show-Recovery-445918470 Pinkie Pie's 4th Wall Breaking Variety Show Recovery:]] Recovery]]: [[EnsembleDarkhorse The Blank Wolf]] from the Shining Armor arc shows up for the first time and gets turned into a puppy; the Mane Six have to deal with a [[ManEatingPlant Pony Eating Plant,]] Plant]], and both [[KnightTemplar the Harmony Queens,]] Queens]] and [[EvilOverlord Nightmare Mirror]] show up to try and use the show to their own ends. There are also two lengthy side-stories, in one of which [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends Somnambula]] shows up and tries to enslave Ponyville, only to be defeated by Diamond Tiara and Celestia; and another in which the Mane Six tries to find a home for a oddly familiar foal named Midnight. Applejack also befriends the Blank Wolf and several [[MarySue self insert Mary Sues]] get permanently dealt with.

9. [[http://alexwarlorn.deviantart.com/art/Pinkie-Pie-s-4th-Wall-Variety-Show-Special-466357721 Pinkie Pie's 4th Wall Variety Show Special:]] Special]]: The most epic chapter to date, as the hordes of Tartarus break loose and attack Ponyville. This story basically brings back every G1 villain at once, and the ponies are left to fight for their lives. [[WickedWitch Hydia]] and [[TheIllusionist Somnambula]] conjure up both [[HatePlague the Smooze]] AND [[SealedEvilInACan Morning Star]] by sacrificing a helpless Celestia, [[BalefulPolymorph the CMC get turned into monsters,]] monsters]], [[ScaledUp Rarity and Fluttershy get turned into dragons,]] dragons]], and then [[FromBadToWorse Chrysalis is restored to life.]] life]]. And that's just up to the halfway point.

10. [[http://alexwarlorn.deviantart.com/art/Pinkie-Pie-s-4th-Wall-Breaking-Variety-Show-epi-10-484083868 Pinkie Pie's 4th Wall Breaking Variety Show Episode 10:]] 10]]: The most recent chapter. It starts with Pinkie wanting to throw a party for Maud. But then a small army of [[MarySue Sues]] show up. Gilda returns, several of the ponies end up inside pony-suits and are nearly consumed by them, a rogue draconequs shows up along with her army of contract slaves, we get a look into a world where Shining Armor became the Element of Loyalty after Rainbow Dash ad Gilda were turned into the Spa Ponies, [[UpToEleven and it all just snowballs from there.]] there]]. Even Pinkie Pie seems to be getting tired of it all. [[spoiler: Also the final chapter of the series.]]



* AdaptationalBadass: Hydia during her appearance, being powerful enough to hold her own in a magic fight with Twilight and Shining Armor at the same time ''before'' she goes OneWingedAngel, and is promoted to a full fledged [[TheBeastMaster Beast Master]] thanks to SummonMagic.

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* AdaptationalBadass: Hydia during her appearance, being powerful enough to hold her own in a magic fight with Twilight and Shining Armor at the same time ''before'' she goes OneWingedAngel, and is promoted to a full fledged [[TheBeastMaster [[TheBeastmaster Beast Master]] thanks to SummonMagic.



--> '''Pinkie Pie''': Yeah, but Hydia seems to have got the [[LampshadeHanging 'obligatory Pony POV Series villain threat boost'.]]

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--> '''Pinkie Pie''': Yeah, but Hydia seems to have got the [[LampshadeHanging 'obligatory Pony POV Series villain threat boost'.]]boost']].



** [[BigBadDuumvirate Hydia and Somnambula]] in Special. Though in the end Somnambula is [[EvilIsNotAtoy usurped by]] [[{{Satan}} Morning Star]] after they release him (Hydia's Smooze is considered a 'perfect monster' so Morning Star doesn't see reason to turn on her).
** Ten had a number of them. The first was a number of [[ParodySue Sues]], including a CanonSue. After they were defeated, [[JerkassGenie Lady Babylon]]/Ispita moved in to take advantage of the aftermath to [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan get them to set her free]], leading to a race to invalidate her DealWithTheDevil and put her back. Finally, the [[AIIsACrapShoot What If Machine]] becomes self aware and takes over the studio to force them to watch it's potential situations in revenge for how it's been treated.

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** [[BigBadDuumvirate Hydia and Somnambula]] in Special. Though in the end Somnambula is [[EvilIsNotAtoy [[EvilIsNotAToy usurped by]] [[{{Satan}} Morning Star]] after they release him (Hydia's Smooze is considered a 'perfect monster' so Morning Star doesn't see reason to turn on her).
** Ten had a number of them. The first was a number of [[ParodySue Sues]], including a CanonSue. After they were defeated, [[JerkassGenie [[JackassGenie Lady Babylon]]/Ispita moved in to take advantage of the aftermath to [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan get them to set her free]], leading to a race to invalidate her DealWithTheDevil and put her back. Finally, the [[AIIsACrapShoot What If Machine]] becomes self aware and takes over the studio to force them to watch it's potential situations in revenge for how it's been treated.



* GenderBender: When the hordes of Tartarus attack Ponyville, the witch Hydia turns Shining Armor into a mare. In the next story, first Shiny and then Big Mac end up inside the Rarity-costume from episode 1. Also briefly happens to Photo Finish and Octavia in chaopter 10 courtesy of some [[LatexPerfection stallion suits]].

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* GenderBender: When the hordes of Tartarus attack Ponyville, the witch Hydia turns Shining Armor into a mare. In the next story, first Shiny and then Big Mac end up inside the Rarity-costume from episode 1. Also briefly happens to Photo Finish and Octavia in chaopter chapter 10 courtesy of some [[LatexPerfection stallion suits]].



* LighterAndSofter: Intended to be this compared to the main Pony POV Series in many stories, but thanks to the what-if machine [[PlotDrivenBreakdown not working like Pinkie Pie usually intends]], can also be ''DarkerAndEdgier'' when exploring some [[Main/{{WhatIf}} What Ifs]].

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* LighterAndSofter: Intended to be this compared to the main Pony POV Series in many stories, but thanks to the what-if machine [[PlotDrivenBreakdown not working like Pinkie Pie usually intends]], can also be ''DarkerAndEdgier'' when exploring some [[Main/{{WhatIf}} What Ifs]].{{What If}}s.



* [[ManEatingPlant Pony Eating Plant]]: At one point the Mane Six have to deal with a plant that ate both Lotus of the Spa Ponies and Sweetie Belle. [[MoreThanMindControl It then tried mind-controlling them into letting it eat them.]] [[KillItWithFire They promptly roasted it]] The last time we see it is when its [[OurGHostsAreDifferent ghost]] is getting carted off to Tartarus with the promise that 'Now you can bite bad ponies who deserve it'. [[EsotericHappyEnding It's quite happy to hear this.]]

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* [[ManEatingPlant Pony Eating Pony-Eating Plant]]: At one point the Mane Six have to deal with a plant that ate both Lotus of the Spa Ponies and Sweetie Belle. [[MoreThanMindControl It then tried mind-controlling them into letting it eat them.]] [[KillItWithFire They promptly roasted it]] The last time we see it is when its [[OurGHostsAreDifferent [[OurGhostsAreDifferent ghost]] is getting carted off to Tartarus with the promise that 'Now you can bite bad ponies who deserve it'. [[EsotericHappyEnding It's quite happy to hear this.]]



* TheTease: Bareedina, Zecora's sister, is this, though she also uses it as a SecretTestOfCharacter. [[spoiler:Justified, as she's a post HeelFaceMindScrew Ispita.]] Regardless, she's a much more benevolent version than [[TheVamp Sweetcream Scoops.]]

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* TheTease: Bareedina, Zecora's sister, is this, though she also uses it as a SecretTestOfCharacter. [[spoiler:Justified, as she's a post HeelFaceMindScrew Ispita.]] Regardless, she's a much more benevolent version than [[TheVamp Sweetcream Scoops.]]Scoops]].



* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: Eventually [[spoiler:The CMC end up getting turned into [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Nightmares]] and escaping the endless night with help from Ispita. Diamond Tiara, Discord, Celestia's Avatar Sunny Days, and three CMC from a previous loop end up having to stop them.]]



* BigBadDuumvirate: The story arc with [[spoiler:Diamond Tiara and Discord as the main characters]] has [[spoiler:Nightmare Cantana (Nightmare Sweetie Belle), Nightmare Velocitas (Nightmare Scootaloo), Nightmare Instrumentum (Nightmare Applebloom), and [[JerkassGenie Ispita]]]] as the villains.

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* BigBadDuumvirate: The story arc with [[spoiler:Diamond Tiara and Discord as the main characters]] has [[spoiler:Nightmare Cantana (Nightmare Sweetie Belle), Nightmare Velocitas (Nightmare Scootaloo), Nightmare Instrumentum (Nightmare Applebloom), and [[JerkassGenie [[JackassGenie Ispita]]]] as the villains.



* CutLexLuthorACheck: The CMC [[spoiler:and Twilight]] question why the Flim Flam Brothers are [[ConMan con artists]] when they're smart enough to invent [[spoiler:a functional ''time machine''.]] The CMC decide they're probably just [[BrilliantButLazy lazy.]]
* DeusExitMachina: Princess Luna and Princess Celestia are on a diplomatic mission to the alien ponies homeworld while the whole [[spoiler:Nightmare CMC]] thing is happening, so [[spoiler:Celestia's only present as an Avatar.]]

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* CutLexLuthorACheck: The CMC [[spoiler:and Twilight]] question why the Flim Flam Brothers are [[ConMan con artists]] when they're smart enough to invent [[spoiler:a functional ''time machine''.]] The CMC decide they're probably just [[BrilliantButLazy lazy.]]
lazy]].
* DeusExitMachina: Princess Luna and Princess Celestia are on a diplomatic mission to the alien ponies homeworld while the whole [[spoiler:Nightmare CMC]] thing is happening, so [[spoiler:Celestia's only present as an Avatar.]]Avatar]].



** They later defeat [[Franchise/TheSlendermanMythos Slendermane]] by [[spoiler:throwing him through a portal to Dark World, where the now living Smartypants hugs him. Slendermane is [[GoodHurtsEvil vulnerable to a toy truly loved]] in this continuity, and a thousand plus years worth is enough to destroy him.]]

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** They later defeat [[Franchise/TheSlendermanMythos Slendermane]] by [[spoiler:throwing him through a portal to Dark World, where the now living Smartypants hugs him. Slendermane is [[GoodHurtsEvil vulnerable to a toy truly loved]] in this continuity, and a thousand plus years worth is enough to destroy him.]]him]].



** The CMC end up taunting [[{{Satan}} Morning Star]], resulting in him sending them to a BadFuture of ''Fanfic/MyLittleBalladeer'' were [[BigBad Thorne]] [[TheBadGuyWins won.]]
** The leader of a cult the CMC run into [[spoiler:gets ticked off at Ponythulhu for [[DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu for being a nice guy]] instead of the world ending abomination he was trying to summon and [[BerserkButton knocks away his cookies]]. Ponythulhu [[BewareTheNiceOnes is infuriated by this]] and gives him the horrifying EldritchAbomination [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor he wanted by]] [[DraggedOffToHell dragging him off to his home realm.]]]]

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** The CMC end up taunting [[{{Satan}} Morning Star]], resulting in him sending them to a BadFuture of ''Fanfic/MyLittleBalladeer'' were where [[BigBad Thorne]] [[TheBadGuyWins won.]]
won]].
** The leader of a cult the CMC run into [[spoiler:gets ticked off at Ponythulhu for [[DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu for being a nice guy]] instead of the world ending abomination he was trying to summon and [[BerserkButton knocks away his cookies]]. Ponythulhu [[BewareTheNiceOnes is infuriated by this]] and gives him the horrifying EldritchAbomination [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor he wanted by]] [[DraggedOffToHell dragging him off to his home realm.]]]]realm]]]].



* TheFutureWillBeBetter: The CMC, and the Flim Flam Brothers, end up going to a potential future that's very much this trope.


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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Eventually [[spoiler:The CMC end up getting turned into [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Nightmares]] and escaping the endless night with help from Ispita. Diamond Tiara, Discord, Celestia's Avatar Sunny Days, and three CMC from a previous loop end up having to stop them.]]

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* PersonaNonGrata: Rarity apparently got banned from a hoofball team she tried to join for trying to give them frilly dresses.


2. [[http://alexwarlorn.deviantart.com/art/Pinkie-Pie-4th-Wall-Breaker-Variety-Show-Again-329412098 The 4th Wall Breaking Variety Show (Again)]]: Opens with what would have happened if [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Nightmare Whisper]] had [[WouldHarmAChild killed the unborn foals of Equestria]]; [[MyLittlePonyTVSpecials Megan]] shows up for the first time; and [[HilariousInHindsight Twilight Sparkle gets turned into a Nightmare]] and has to flee Fluttercruel (all an illusion, and [[spoiler:released several months before the reveal of the real villain in the Dark World Arc]].

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2. [[http://alexwarlorn.deviantart.com/art/Pinkie-Pie-4th-Wall-Breaker-Variety-Show-Again-329412098 The 4th Wall Breaking Variety Show (Again)]]: Opens with what would have happened if [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Nightmare Whisper]] had [[WouldHarmAChild killed the unborn foals of Equestria]]; [[MyLittlePonyTVSpecials [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials Megan]] shows up for the first time; and [[HilariousInHindsight Twilight Sparkle gets turned into a Nightmare]] and has to flee Fluttercruel (all an illusion, and [[spoiler:released several months before the reveal of the real villain in the Dark World Arc]].


5. [[http://alexwarlorn.deviantart.com/art/Pinkie-Pie-s-4th-Wall-Breaking-Variety-Show-Plus-371173335 Pinkie Pie's Fourth Wall Breaking Variety Show Plus]]: Consisting of two chapter, in this one the [[BadFuture Dark World]] versions of the characters show up and share some anecdotes about life under Discord's rule and get to see some of their long-dead relatives. The Dark Worlders finally decide that the Variety Show is [[TooSpicyForYogSothoth too bizarre even for them]]. Manages to be both sad and heartwarming at several points.

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5. [[http://alexwarlorn.deviantart.com/art/Pinkie-Pie-s-4th-Wall-Breaking-Variety-Show-Plus-371173335 Pinkie Pie's Fourth Wall Breaking Variety Show Plus]]: Plus]][[https://www.deviantart.com/art/Pinkie-Pie-s-4thWall-Breaking-VarietyShow-Plus-2-373504786 and part 2]]: Consisting of two chapter, in this one the [[BadFuture Dark World]] versions of the characters show up and share some anecdotes about life under Discord's rule and get to see some of their long-dead relatives. The Dark Worlders finally decide that the Variety Show is [[TooSpicyForYogSothoth too bizarre even for them]]. Manages to be both sad and heartwarming at several points.


There is also a SpinOff called [[http://fav.me/d8pu988 Cutie Mark Crusaders' Journal of the Unexplained]] taking place in the same universe and hosted by the Crusaders as they explore Everfree.

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There is also a SpinOff called [[http://fav.me/d8pu988 Cutie Mark Crusaders' Journal of the Unexplained]] taking place in the same universe and hosted by the Crusaders as they explore Everfree. It's since concluded.


''Pinkie Pie's Fourth-Wall Variety Show'' is a non-canon[[note]]ish[[/note]] spin-off/side-story to the WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfic, the [[FanFic/PonyPOVSeries Pony POV Series]]. It comprises numerous "episodes", often split into separate parts, and it is written as something of a RoundRobin: Though usually started off by Alex Warlorn and hosted on his deviantart page, entries are mainly made up of scenes fans submit as comments on the story.

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''Pinkie Pie's Fourth-Wall Variety Show'' is a non-canon[[note]]ish[[/note]] spin-off/side-story to the WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic, the [[FanFic/PonyPOVSeries Pony POV Series]]. It comprises numerous "episodes", often split into separate parts, and it is written as something of a RoundRobin: Though usually started off by Alex Warlorn and hosted on his deviantart page, entries are mainly made up of scenes fans submit as comments on the story.



The entries to the Fourth Wall Variety Show serve numerous tasks, including but not limited to: Interaction with the fanbase of the main fanfic, exploring what-ifs, exploring some characterisation, roleplaying, parody and [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs occasionally going completely mental]].

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The entries to the Fourth Wall Variety Show serve numerous tasks, including but not limited to: Interaction with the fanbase of the main fanfic, exploring what-ifs, exploring some characterisation, characterization, roleplaying, parody and [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs occasionally going completely mental]].




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\n* WroteTheBook: Ispita claims that trying to find a loophole in her contracts is a waste of time, as she literally ''invented'' loopholes. Luna confirms this is indeed the case.


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* BigBad:
** See BigBadDummvirate below.
** [[spoiler:[[https://youtu.be/jAabtQZSdlE Carnival Cat]], or an AlternateUniverse version of her,]] is this for the final stretch.


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* CircusOfFear: [[spoiler:Carnival Cat's]] lair is this, as in the song the character came from.
* CoolShades: Scootaloo gets a pair [[spoiler:at Carnival Cat's carnival]]. They're extra cool as [[spoiler:they're G1 Shady's magic sunglasses and let her see things no one else can.]]


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* GogglesDoSomethingUnusual: Applebloom gets a pair of them from [[spoiler:Alicorn Applejack]] that [[spoiler:let's her focus the truth vision she got from fusing with Nightmare Instrumentum upon defeating her.]]


* AssKicksYou: Referenced a few times in Special: first when a dragon-ized Fluttercruel/shy considers sitting on a defeated Reeka as a CoupDeGrace (who herself had been turned into a dragon, reverting to human form by the end of their fight); then by Twilight, mentally snarking that if some villains [[spoiler: an alicorn-ized]] Trixie shrank and captured (and is planning to use in her magic show as tiny "assistants") try to escape, she'll sit on them. Neither actually ''does'' this, though.

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* AssKicksYou: Referenced a few times in Special: first when Special. Notably, not ''actually'' done by either character who brings it up.
** When
a dragon-ized Fluttercruel/shy considers sitting on a defeated defeats Reeka as a CoupDeGrace (who herself had been turned into a dragon, the latter reverting to human form by the end of their fight); then by Twilight, fight), she considers sitting on her as a CoupDeGrace.
** Twilight is next,
mentally snarking that if some villains [[spoiler: an alicorn-ized]] Trixie shrank and captured (and is planning to use in her magic show as tiny "assistants") try to escape, she'll sit on them. Neither actually ''does'' this, though.



* ButtMonkey: [[CatPerson Katrina]] in Special. Before by the story's end, she's been chased around by the monsterfied CMC, shrunken to the size of a mouse by her own spell, almost eaten by Opalesence, ''captured'' by the monster-Crusaders as she begged not to be eaten, stepped on by Draggle, chased around AGAIN by a reformed Crunch, AND kept in a jar and used as a prop/sideshow by an Alicornifed Trixie. And all of this happens BEFORE she gets sent back to Tartarus!
** And since she wasn't un-shrank before that, she'll likely remain tiny forever!

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* ButtMonkey: [[CatPerson Katrina]] in Special. Before by By the story's end, she's been she gets chased around by the monsterfied CMC, [=CMC=], shrunken to the size of a mouse [[HoistByHisOwnPetard by her own spell, spell]], almost gets eaten by Opalesence, is briefly ''captured'' by the monster-Crusaders as (as she begged begs them not to be eaten, eat her, no less), gets stepped on by Draggle, chased around AGAIN by a reformed Crunch, AND kept in a jar and used as a prop/sideshow by an Alicornifed [[spoiler: Alicornifed]] Trixie. And all of this happens BEFORE she gets sent back to Tartarus!
** [[FridgeLogic And since she wasn't un-shrank ''wasn't'' un-shrunk before that, she'll likely remain tiny forever!forever in the afterlife!]]



* IncredibleShrinkingMan: Several villains suffer this fate in the Special; chief among them Katrina, whose shrinkage was [[HoistByHisOwnPetard inflicted by her ''own misfired spell'']], and was the start of a HumiliationConga that lasted the whole episode.

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* IncredibleShrinkingMan: Several villains suffer this fate in the Special; chief among them Katrina, whose shrinkage was [[HoistByHisOwnPetard inflicted by her ''own own misfired spell'']], spell]], and was the start of a HumiliationConga that lasted the whole episode.

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* SmellySkunk: Hydia turns one into a giant monster during her fight with Shining and Twilight.


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* SmellySkunk: Poor Scootaloo gets sprayed by one at one point.


* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu:
** The CMC managed to defeat [[Fanfic/MyLittleBalladeer Thorne]] at the height of his power. Granted, they did so by [[SummonBiggerFish summoning the Blank Wolf]], but still counts.
** They later defeat [[Franchise/TheSlendermanMythos Slendermane]] by [[spoiler:throwing him through a portal to Dark World, where the now living Smartypants hugs him. Slendermane is [[GoodHurtsEvil vulnerable to a toy truly loved]] in this continuity, and a thousand plus years worth is enough to destroy him.]]



* DoNotTauntCthulhu: The CMC end up taunting [[{{Satan}} Morning Star]], resulting in him sending them to a BadFuture of ''Fanfic/MyLittleBalladeer'' were [[BigBad Thorne]] [[TheBadGuyWins won.]]
* EldritchAbomination: The Earthly Kings, entities the Crusaders witness in a potential future. They're living, techno-organic planets that are trying to assimulate Equestria, but are being found back by the utopian society that has evolved there. [[spoiler:Nightmare Instrumentum has a HeelRealization upon realizing her AssimulationPlot is NotSoDifferent from them.]]

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* DoNotTauntCthulhu: DoNotTauntCthulhu:
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The CMC end up taunting [[{{Satan}} Morning Star]], resulting in him sending them to a BadFuture of ''Fanfic/MyLittleBalladeer'' were [[BigBad Thorne]] [[TheBadGuyWins won.]]
** The leader of a cult the CMC run into [[spoiler:gets ticked off at Ponythulhu for [[DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu for being a nice guy]] instead of the world ending abomination he was trying to summon and [[BerserkButton knocks away his cookies]]. Ponythulhu [[BewareTheNiceOnes is infuriated by this]] and gives him the horrifying EldritchAbomination [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor he wanted by]] [[DraggedOffToHell dragging him off to his home realm.]]]]
* DraggedOffToHell:
** Morning Star gets dragged back to Tartarus after the CMC drive him into a VillainousBreakdown.
** [[spoiler:An enraged Ponythulhu drags a cult leader who made him mad back to him home dimension.]]
* EldritchAbomination: The Earthly Kings, entities the Crusaders witness in a potential future. They're living, techno-organic planets that are trying to assimulate assimilate Equestria, but are being found back by the utopian society that has evolved there. [[spoiler:Nightmare Instrumentum has a HeelRealization upon realizing her AssimulationPlot is NotSoDifferent from them.]]
* EpicFail: The CMC run into a cult attempting to summon an EldritchAbomination. [[spoiler:The cult fails miserably because their first three attempts, [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Bill Cipher]], Nyarlathotrot, and [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slendermane]] [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu had already been defeated or killed]], their fourth attempt [[{{Satan}} Morning Star]] [[ScrewThisImOutOfHere decides to go back to Tartarus rather than deal with the CMC again]], their fifth attempt, Entropy, isn't interested and punches the cult leader in the face, and their finaly attempt, Ponythulhu, is a NiceGuy who drags the cult leader off to his own domain when he ticks him off.
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* TheTease: Bareedina, Zecora's sister, is this, though she also uses it as a SecretTestOfCharacter. [[spoiler:Justified, as she's a post HeelFaceMindScrew Ispita.]] Regardless, she's a much more benevolent version than [[TheVamp Sweetcream Scoops.]]

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* PersonalitySwap: The Crusaders end up accidentally letting the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends Frazzits]] out of their barrel and are subjected to this.

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* EldritchAbomination: The Earthly Kings, entities the Crusaders witness in a potential future. They're living, techno-organic planets that are trying to assimulate Equestria, but are being found back by the utopian society that has evolved there. [[spoiler:Nightmare Instrumentum has a HeelRealization upon realizing her AssimulationPlot is NotSoDifferent from them.]]

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