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* EccentricMentor: Luna felt that Starswirl was more like Pinkie Pie than Twilight. In general, he was very adventurous compared to Celestia, who worried about her duties to the kingdom. (Merlin from Disney's ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'' makes for a very apt comparison).

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* EccentricMentor: Luna felt that Starswirl was more like Pinkie Pie than Twilight. In general, he was very adventurous compared to Celestia, who worried about her duties to the kingdom. (Merlin from Disney's ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSwordInTheStone'' makes for a very apt comparison).


* BreakingTheFourthWall: Pinkie makes a very good point about their world.
-->'''Twilight Sparkle:''' But...But what if this [Mirror] world doesn't make 100% sense?! I need to record it all for posterity!\\

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: BreakingTheFourthWall:
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Pinkie makes a very good point about their world.
-->'''Twilight --->'''Twilight Sparkle:''' But...But what if this [Mirror] world doesn't make 100% sense?! I need to record it all for posterity!\\



** She does it again after Evil Celestia attacks Evil Luna in order to force Good Celestia to her version of Equestria.
-->'''Pinkie Pie:''' '''''You can't do that! This is a kid's comic!'''''

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** She If you look closely at the pieces of paper hanging on the wall on the very same panel, among them you can find a note saying "if you're reading this, you may be overthinking this comic book...".
** Pinkie
does it again after Evil Celestia attacks Evil Luna in order to force Good Celestia to her version of Equestria.
-->'''Pinkie --->'''Pinkie Pie:''' '''''You can't do that! This is a kid's comic!'''''


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* SoProudOfYou: Unsurprisingly, spoken verbatim by Celestia to Twilight in what she believes at the moment is the last time they see each other. As her mirror counterpart is being sealed in crystal -- which causes her to be sealed as well -- Celestia accepts her fate as a necessary sacrifice. When she's bidding final farewell to Twilight and entrusting Equestria to her (and Luna's) care, she takes time to tell how proud she is of her.


** Celestia of all ponies had shades of this in her younger years. In the 3rd issue (#19), we see Good Sombra, Celestia and Star Swirl having their first formal discussion over tea after their first crossing. Celestia is so startled when Sombra compliments her on her beauty, she does an epic SpitTake into Sombra's face. Cue the next panel where Celestia realizes what a doofus she made of herself and does a [[FacePalm facehoof]].

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** Celestia of all ponies had shades of this in her younger years. In the 3rd issue (#19), we see Good Sombra, Celestia and Star Swirl having their first formal discussion over tea coffee after their first crossing. Celestia is so startled when Sombra compliments her on her beauty, she does an epic SpitTake into Sombra's face. Cue the next panel where Celestia realizes what a doofus she made of herself and does a [[FacePalm facehoof]].


** Celestia of all ponies had shades of this in her younger years. In the 3rd issue (#19), we see Good Sombra, Celestia and Star Swirl having their first formal discussion over tea after their first crossing. Celestia is so startled when Sombra compliments her on her beauty, she does an epic SpitTake into Sombra's face. Cue the next panel where Celestia realizes what a doofus she made of herself and {{FacePalm}}s.

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** Celestia of all ponies had shades of this in her younger years. In the 3rd issue (#19), we see Good Sombra, Celestia and Star Swirl having their first formal discussion over tea after their first crossing. Celestia is so startled when Sombra compliments her on her beauty, she does an epic SpitTake into Sombra's face. Cue the next panel where Celestia realizes what a doofus she made of herself and {{FacePalm}}s.does a [[FacePalm facehoof]].



* BullyingTheDragon: When meeting Twilight Sparkle for the first time, Mirror Luna mocks her by patting her horn and asking "What kind of magic are you going to do with that, small one? A card trick?". Twilight zaps her in response.



* MyGreatestFailure: Celestia arcknowledges that she caused great dangers to both worlds.

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* MyGreatestFailure: Celestia arcknowledges acknowledges that she caused great dangers to both worlds.



* NonSequiturThud: "I don't want a cutie mark in accounting... I want to be the moon..." *faint*

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* NonSequiturThud: "I don't want a cutie mark in accounting... I want to be NeverGotToSayGoodbye: When Star Swirl finds out that Celestia repeatedly used the moon..." *faint*mirror in order to visit the other world's King Sombra -- despite knowing of the danger it causes to balance between both universes -- he promptly shuts the portal down, ignoring her teary-eyed pleas to "at least let [her] say goodbye". Later [[DefiedTrope defied]] by Celestia, who uses her own magic and knowledge to re-open the portal behind Star Swirl's back and meet her lover once more.
** Played straight again in story arc's conclusion when Mirror Sombra brings back the balance by absorbing the evil corrupting Mirror Celestia and Mirror Luna, turning evil himself and flees without giving Main Celestia any chance to talk to him again. Since she and other heroes are forced to make a hasty retreat to their home dimension when barrier between the worlds is being restored and the mirror which served as a portal was destroyed earlier, this is definitely the last time they saw each other.



* NeverSayDie: Pinkie Pie says that the hydra is 'pining for the fjords'.

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* NeverSayDie: Pinkie Pie says that the hydra is 'pining "pining for the fjords'.fjords".


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* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Mirror Luna's choice of garments. Rarity is ''not'' impressed by this.
-->'''Rarity:''' Red and black?! [[LampshadeHanging You call that original?]]


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* WakingNonSequitur: Main Luna gets knocked out when Mirror Celestia turns on her sister in parallel universe. When she regains consciousness, the first thing she has to say is "I don't want a cutie mark in accounting... I want to be the moon...".


* {{Adorkable}}: As per the norm, Twilight is giddy with excitement when Starswirl the Bearded is even mentioned.

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* {{Adorkable}}: {{Adorkable}}:
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As per the norm, Twilight is giddy with excitement when Starswirl the Bearded is even mentioned.mentioned.
** Celestia of all ponies had shades of this in her younger years. In the 3rd issue (#19), we see Good Sombra, Celestia and Star Swirl having their first formal discussion over tea after their first crossing. Celestia is so startled when Sombra compliments her on her beauty, she does an epic SpitTake into Sombra's face. Cue the next panel where Celestia realizes what a doofus she made of herself and {{FacePalm}}s.



* IdiotBall: Celestia, out of all characters, was holding a [[LoveMakesYouDumb love-induced one]] so hard that she put two entire universes at risk. To make it worse, this happens ''twice''. And the second time, events cascade out of control until RealityBleed ensues and the universes merge. Only Mirror Sombra's HeroicSacrifice puts things right again.



** In the 3rd issue (#19), we see Good Sombra, Celestia and Star Swirl having their first formal discussion over tea after their first crossing. Celestia is aghast when Sombra compliments her on her beauty, causing her to do an epic SpitTake into Sombra's face. Cue the next panel where Celestia realizes what a doofus she made of herself and {{FacePalm}}s.


* BarrierWarrior: Good!Sombra mentions that his magical abilities, like Shining Armor's, are mostly defensive in nature, and can keep even Mirror Celestia and Luna at bay with his force fields.

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* BarrierWarrior: Good!Sombra Mirror Sombra mentions that his magical abilities, like Shining Armor's, are mostly defensive in nature, and can keep even Mirror Celestia and Luna at bay with his force fields.



* BigNo: Main Celestia when Mirror Sombra [[HeroicSacrifice takes the evil of Mirror!Celestia and Luna into himself to restore the balance between their worlds]], [[HeelFaceTurn turning them good]] while [[FaceHeelTurn apparently making himself evil]]. You can even see her heart breaking inside the "O".
* BittersweetEnding: The group manage stop the Evil Celestia and Luna and save their respective universes, apparently restoring the alternate Equestria in the process. But Mirror!Sombra has to absorb the sisters' evil to do so and become the Sombra we know from the main verse. What's more the portal mirror was broken, meaning Prime Celestia will likely never see him again. The fate of the mirror Equestria is left ambiguous as it now doesn't have a ruler.

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* BigNo: Main Celestia when Mirror Sombra [[HeroicSacrifice takes the evil of Mirror!Celestia Mirror Celestia and Luna into himself to restore the balance between their worlds]], [[HeelFaceTurn turning them good]] while [[FaceHeelTurn apparently making himself evil]]. You can even see her heart breaking inside the "O".
* BittersweetEnding: The group manage stop the Evil Celestia and Luna and save their respective universes, apparently restoring the alternate Equestria in the process. But Mirror!Sombra Mirror Sombra has to absorb the sisters' evil to do so and become the Sombra we know from the main verse. What's more the portal mirror was broken, meaning Prime Celestia will likely never see him again. The fate of the mirror Equestria is left ambiguous as it now doesn't have a ruler.



* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Mirror Sombra is wise about Mirror Celestia possessing this trait, knowing that if he takes her up on her "[[DealWithTheDevil deal]]" and lets her into the main Equestria to conquer it so he and Main!Celestia can be together in his version of Equestria, she wouldn't hold up her end of the deal, and would try and control ''both'' worlds. She later betrays and attacks Mirror Luna in order to try and lure Main Celestia to her world.

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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Mirror Sombra is wise about Mirror Celestia possessing this trait, knowing that if he takes her up on her "[[DealWithTheDevil deal]]" and lets her into the main Equestria to conquer it so he and Main!Celestia Main Celestia can be together in his version of Equestria, she wouldn't hold up her end of the deal, and would try and control ''both'' worlds. She later betrays and attacks Mirror Luna in order to try and lure Main Celestia to her world.



** The guards in the alternate Canterlot resemble the guards Evil!Sombra had in the main universe, as seen in the flashback in Twilight and Shining Armor's issue of ''Comic/MyLittlePonyFriendsForever''.
** Good Luna and Celestia pass under a picture of Evil!Sombra's defeat as they talk.

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** The guards in the alternate Canterlot resemble the guards Evil!Sombra Evil Sombra had in the main universe, as seen in the flashback in Twilight and Shining Armor's issue of ''Comic/MyLittlePonyFriendsForever''.
** Good Luna and Celestia pass under a picture of Evil!Sombra's Evil Sombra's defeat as they talk.



* DealWithTheDevil: Evil Celestia tried to make a deal with Good!Sombra, basically amounting to giving her the spell to go to the main Equestria, enabling her and her sister to go there while allowing Good Celestia to come to the mirror world permanently with Sombra. Sombra refused, not just because he didn't want to wish that fate on the world the good Celestia cares for, but because he's also smart enough to realize the evil princess won't stop until she controls ''both'' worlds.

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* DealWithTheDevil: Evil Celestia tried to make a deal with Good!Sombra, Good Sombra, basically amounting to giving her the spell to go to the main Equestria, enabling her and her sister to go there while allowing Good Celestia to come to the mirror world permanently with Sombra. Sombra refused, not just because he didn't want to wish that fate on the world the good Celestia cares for, but because he's also smart enough to realize the evil princess won't stop until she controls ''both'' worlds.



* EvilMakesYouMonstrous: Absorbing Mirror!Celestia and Luna's evil into himself causes Mirror!Sombra to go from TallDarkAndHandsome to this, taking on the curved horn and eyes of the main Sombra.

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* EvilMakesYouMonstrous: Absorbing Mirror!Celestia Mirror Celestia and Luna's evil into himself causes Mirror!Sombra Mirror Sombra to go from TallDarkAndHandsome to this, taking on the curved horn and eyes of the main Sombra.



* FromBadToWorse: In the final issue of "Reflections", Mirror!Celestia attacks her sister in order to harm Main!Luna and lure her counterpart to the alternate Equestria. But the attack causes Luna to accidentally break the mirror, causing the rift between the worlds to start [[RealityBleed causing the barrier between the two worlds to disappear entirely, and begin merging the two worlds into one]].

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* FromBadToWorse: In the final issue of "Reflections", Mirror!Celestia Mirror Celestia attacks her sister in order to harm Main!Luna Main Luna and lure her counterpart to the alternate Equestria. But the attack causes Luna to accidentally break the mirror, causing the rift between the worlds to start [[RealityBleed causing the barrier between the two worlds to disappear entirely, and begin merging the two worlds into one]].



* HeroicSacrifice: Mirror!Sombra uses the Elements of Harmony to absorb Mirror!Celestia and Mirror!Luna's evil, restoring the balance between the worlds and causing them to have a HeelFaceTurn while apparently giving him a FaceHeelTurn.
** Before this, Main!Celestia is perfectly willing to be [[SealedGoodInACan sealed in crystal]] if it means that [[SealedEvilInACan Mirror!Celestia is defeated]].

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* HeroicSacrifice: Mirror!Sombra Mirror Sombra uses the Elements of Harmony to absorb Mirror!Celestia Mirror Celestia and Mirror!Luna's Mirror Luna's evil, restoring the balance between the worlds and causing them to have a HeelFaceTurn while apparently giving him a FaceHeelTurn.
** Before this, Main!Celestia Main Celestia is perfectly willing to be [[SealedGoodInACan sealed in crystal]] if it means that [[SealedEvilInACan Mirror!Celestia Mirror Celestia is defeated]].



* SaveBothWorlds: The Mane Seven have to not only save the alternate Equestria from Mirror!Celestia and Luna, but their Equestria as well, for the evil Alicorn has her sights on it...
* SealedEvilInACan: Twilight's plan to deal with the evil princesses is to seal them in crystal, stopping them from causing trouble while getting around the {{Synchronization}} problem. Would've worked (which Mirror!Luna even admits) if Mirror!Luna hadn't overheard them and tipped off Mirror!Celestia who forces Prime!Celestia to come to their dimension where the Synchronization is much stronger.

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* SaveBothWorlds: The Mane Seven have to not only save the alternate Equestria from Mirror!Celestia Mirror Celestia and Luna, but their Equestria as well, for the evil Alicorn has her sights on it...
* SealedEvilInACan: Twilight's plan to deal with the evil princesses is to seal them in crystal, stopping them from causing trouble while getting around the {{Synchronization}} problem. Would've worked (which Mirror!Luna Mirror Luna even admits) if Mirror!Luna Mirror Luna hadn't overheard them and tipped off Mirror!Celestia Mirror Celestia who forces Prime!Celestia Prime Celestia to come to their dimension where the Synchronization is much stronger.



* ShootTheShaggyDog: Pretty much how Prime!Celestia and Mirror!Sombra's relationship ends -- he makes a FateWorseThanDeath HeroicSacrifice (which, due to the WhatHappenedToTheMouse-ridden ending, may or may not be [[SenselessSacrifice Senseless]] in the long run), they NeverGotToSayGoodbye, and she ultimately decides to LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain.

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* ShootTheShaggyDog: Pretty much how Prime!Celestia Prime Celestia and Mirror!Sombra's Mirror Sombra's relationship ends -- he makes a FateWorseThanDeath HeroicSacrifice (which, due to the WhatHappenedToTheMouse-ridden ending, may or may not be [[SenselessSacrifice Senseless]] in the long run), they NeverGotToSayGoodbye, and she ultimately decides to LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain.



* StoneWall: Defensively, Mirror!Sombra is practically a OneManArmy, which is why the Mirror!Sisters have previously been unable to make much headway against him. Offensively... not so much, which is why he can't JustEatGilligan against them.

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* StoneWall: Defensively, Mirror!Sombra Mirror Sombra is practically a OneManArmy, which is why the Mirror!Sisters Mirror Sisters have previously been unable to make much headway against him. Offensively... not so much, which is why he can't JustEatGilligan against them.



** The beings in each world act completely contrary to their other selves, which even seems to update in real-time, since Alternate!Luna was good until Main Luna stopped being evil.

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** The beings in each world act completely contrary to their other selves, which even seems to update in real-time, since Alternate!Luna Alternate Luna was good until Main Luna stopped being evil.



** After the mirror breaks due to :Mirror!Celestia attacking her sister in order to lure Good!Celestia to her Equestria, the {{Synchronization}} gets taken UpToEleven, with [[RealityBleed the barrier between the worlds starting to break down entirely]].

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** After the mirror breaks due to :Mirror!Celestia Mirror Celestia attacking her sister in order to lure Good!Celestia Good Celestia to her Equestria, the {{Synchronization}} gets taken UpToEleven, with [[RealityBleed the barrier between the worlds starting to break down entirely]].


** A sign on the "over there" version of Ponyville has the "F+W" logo used since the introduction of Flax Seed and Wheat Grass from the Rarity's micro - except instead of being hippies, they are now attorneys.

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** A sign on the "over there" version of Ponyville has the "F+W" logo used since the introduction of Flax Seed and Wheat Grass from the Rarity's micro - except instead of being hippies, they are now [[EvilLawyerJoke attorneys.]]


'''Humility:'''[[MilesGloriosus Trixie]]\\

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'''Humility:'''[[MilesGloriosus '''Humility:''' [[MilesGloriosus Trixie]]\\


* ShootTheShaggyDog: Celestia and AU Sombra's relationship.

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* ShootTheShaggyDog: Celestia Pretty much how Prime!Celestia and AU Sombra's relationship.Mirror!Sombra's relationship ends -- he makes a FateWorseThanDeath HeroicSacrifice (which, due to the WhatHappenedToTheMouse-ridden ending, may or may not be [[SenselessSacrifice Senseless]] in the long run), they NeverGotToSayGoodbye, and she ultimately decides to LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain.


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* StoneWall: Defensively, Mirror!Sombra is practically a OneManArmy, which is why the Mirror!Sisters have previously been unable to make much headway against him. Offensively... not so much, which is why he can't JustEatGilligan against them.


* ActOfTrueLove: When Mirror Sombra realizes that Celestia will be trapped if they go through with the current plan for dealing with her evil counterpart, he decides on another option -- absorbing the evil of her and Mirror Luna, turning himself into a similar version to the regular Sombra.

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* ActOfTrueLove: When Mirror Sombra realizes that Celestia will be trapped if they go through with the current plan for dealing with her evil counterpart, he decides on another option -- absorbing the evil of her counterpart and Mirror Luna, turning himself into a similar version to the regular Sombra.

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* ShoutOut: When the heroes are arrested, their cell has graffiti. One reads, "It wasn't me! It was the [[Film/TheFugitive one-armed pony]]!"


* OffModel: For some reason, this arc had Spike being drawn much fatter, almost two heads taller and unlike his TV counterpart, having long, phrensile feet.

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* OffModel: For some reason, this arc had Spike being drawn much fatter, almost two heads taller and unlike his TV counterpart, having long, phrensile feet. At one point he is even described as chubby, showing that this was apparently intentional.


* {{Tanabata}}: The nature of Celestia and Mirror Sombra's relationship (StarCrossedLovers who can only come together through the portal between their two worlds) is very similar to the folklore behind the Japanese festival. This is further emphasized by Mirror Sombra's Wishing Garden, where ponies write their wishes on cards and hang them on trees much like those who celebrate Tanabata.


* SaveBothWorlds: The Mane Seven ave to not only save the alternate Equestria from Mirror!Celestia and Luna, but their Equestria as well, for the evil Alicorn has her sights on it...

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* SaveBothWorlds: The Mane Seven ave have to not only save the alternate Equestria from Mirror!Celestia and Luna, but their Equestria as well, for the evil Alicorn has her sights on it...

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