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1An Anthology series written by [[ Sora2455]], detailing different scenarios where FanFic/TheConversionBureau goes to another world, only to be humiliated and/or destroyed. The series stars Xlestia, an alternate version of Celestia, based on the popular {{Fanon}} Persona [[RonTheDeathEater Tyrantlestia.]] In each chapter, Xlestia leads Equestia into a quest to convert a different fictional world, only to be foiled by any number of things.께It can be found [[ here]].께There is also a sequel by another author called [[ The Conversion Bureau: More Worlds Where It Wouldn't Work]].께In celebration of the fan made sequel and his Wiki/TVTropes page, the author added one more ''World Suggestions'' chapter.께!! This fic contains the following tropes:께* AffectionateParody: The SeriesFinale is one of WebAnimation/DeathBattle.* AlasPoorVillain: Xlestia occasionally. Especially in Wiki/SCPFoundation, where [[spoiler: the ''entire'' pony race is wiped out and Xlestia is left in an AndIMustScream state while the Foundation studies/experiments on her.]]** Also, A.I. Celestia, who could only stand and watch as [[spoiler: Xlestia slings the sun at her]], before deciding to spend her last moments serving humanity after realizing there is no course of action to take.* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: The Author likes to mix things up by adding chapters that briefly detail multiple reader requested scenarios, chapters involving other FanFic universe in a similar structure to the reader request chapters, and even a chapter detailing what they think would have happened if Earth and Equestria were really stuck in TCB style situation.* AntiMagic: [[LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex Touma's Imagine Breaker]] makes him immune to ponyfication and allows him to reverse the process on others. He even broke the barrier!* AntiVillain: Xlestia is genuinely-however misguided-trying to do what she thinks is best. The problem is, she is too consumed by FantasticRacism and her own self-righteous attitude to even consider that she may be in the wrong. * TheBadGuyWins: A few chapters end like this. This is usually when other villains pull an EvilerThanThou.** Special note goes to the "Boss Rush" chapter, which involves ''every canon villain'' (at the time of writing) winning.* BigBad: Xlestia, except in the chapters where other villains knock her down a couple notches.* ButtMonkey: Oddly enough Xlestia, as the whole series is focused on her not only failing miserably in conquest but occasionally getting Equestria destroyed as well. * ContinuityCavalcade: The "Death Battle" is full of these to both the show and ExpandedUniverse.[[note]] Books and Comics[[/note]]* CrossOver: Each chapter is one with a different world.* CurbStompBattle: The story is full of these happening to Xlestia, particularly:** A terminator! Pony casually snaps her neck.** [[Series/{{Batman}} Adam West Batman]].** In a more tragic example, Equestria was apparently the victim of one against the Wiki/SCPFoundation.** In the Justice League universe, Xlestia is left hiding under her covers knowing an off screen one is waiting for her as soon as the League뭩 magic experts take down the barrier. Batman makes sure she knows this. ** Equestria vs. the Gas Giant Planet Neptune.** The Mane Six are also on the receiving end of one courtesy of [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Kakashi]], who easily dispatches all of them at once. ** The Mane Six and Sonic and friends vs. Eggman's {{Mooks}}. Those poor robots.** In [[LightNovel/TheSlayers The Red World]], Lina and company absolutely level Canterlot.** Xlestia finally gets to be on the other side of this when she goes up against the Wizard of Oz.* {{Deconstruction}}: Done to FanFic/TheConversionBureau to varying extents.* {{Determinator}}: After FanFic/FriendshipIsOptimal Celestia makes it clear that Xlestia cannot win, Xlestia's solution is to [[spoiler: fling the sun at her, destroying ''both'' worlds and then looking for a new planet to start over on and just go to Tartarus to retrieve her subjects after she is done.]]** Both Canon!Celestia and Tyrantlestia are this in their Death Battle. * DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Film/TheTerminator that {{Neck Snap}}s Xlestia.* DidntThinkThisThrough: After defeating Xlestia, Nightmare Moon realizes she doesn't know how to bring eternal night to a ''round'' planet.* DownerEnding: Most of the ones where TheBadGuyWins are this or at least implied to be this.* EliteMook: Discussed [[note]] and Lampshaded how Eggman seems to only use a few of them at any given time [[/note]] while battling Eggman뭩 copies of the heroes. * EpicFail: Basically the whole point of the series. Then there's the chapter when Xlestia transports Equestria to Neptune, per reader request.** There is also a chapter where Twilight is tasked with developing the conversion potion by testing various formulas on human TCB supporters. HilarityEnsues. *** The cherry on top? [[spoiler: Twilight, who is unaware that Xlestia is responsible for the whole thing, reveals to Xlestia that she also made a ''cure'' for when the barrier ordeal finally blows over.]]** In Warhammer 40K, the Imperium completely forgot about the planet Celestia invaded, and Neo Equestria gets gobbled up by a hive fleet a week later.* EvenEvilHasStandards: Xlestia may be a racist and manipulative jerk, whose idea of "saving" humanity is giving them the choice of death or conversion. But even ''she's'' horrified that an [[FanFic/TheConversionBureauTheOtherSideOfTheSpectrum alternate version of herself]] would lead the ponies into an open war with the humans.** Less horrified, more frustrated that her alternate was so blatant in her takeover plans that it rendered her own, much more subtle takeover plan impossible.** She is also disgusted by the Fall of Equestria universe, where all the female ponies are forced into being {{Sex Slave}}s.** Xlestia abandons her plans once the Enterprise crew informs her that the humans had achieved Utopian society and went on to become a founding member of The United Federation of Planets. [[note]]They conveniently leave out the WorldWarIII and Vulcan intervention that lead to their perfect world, as well as the conflict with their colonies. "That was neither here nor there."[[/note]] ** Played with in the "Death Battle" SeriesFinale, where Tyrantlestia is disgusted with Celestia's use of DarkMagic. But unlike the other examples, Celestia is portrayed as the wiser for having the knowledge to use dark magic ''responsibly'' instead of denouncing its use as evil. [[spoiler: It also shows Tyrantlestia's hypocritical side after ''she'' uses dark magic in a fit of rage, while still acting as if she is still on morally high ground.]] * EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Xlestia still cares deeply for her subjects.** Best shown after the Edolas Army turns the tables on Equestira by ''converting the ponies'' into magical crystals to use as a power source. Xlestia is beyond pissed and immediately shows that she isn't going down without a fight.-->'''Xlestia:''' GET OUT OF MY CITY, [[ShoutOut YOU]] [[FantasticRacism FILTHY APES]]!* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Xlestia genuinely cannot understand why humans wouldn't want to embrace conversion.* EvilerThanThou: Five different villains have turned the tables on Xlestia, while two gave the TCB a taste of its own medicine: Eggman, Skynet, Megatron, A.I. Celestia and the king of Edolas.** Plus, there's the ''BossRush'' chapter, which is dedicated to this.* FaceDeathWithDignity: Upon seeing [[spoiler: Xlestia hurling the sun at her,]] in the first Straightforward Failures chapter, A.I. Celestia only briefly tries to search for a solution, before realising it is hopeless and immediately decides to spend her last few moment continuing with her main objective: satisfying the human race. * FantasticRacism: Xlestia, and to a lesser extent the other ponies, believe humanity should be converted because they are a savage and self-destructive race. More than one being calls them out on this view. * FatalFlaw: Mentioned and acted upon in the Death Battle series finales, where the announcers claim Tyrantlestia's only true weaknesses are her own {{Pride}} and the fatal flaw of most villain characters: over confidence.* GenderBender: Accidental example during one of Twilight's potion tests.* GoshDarnItToHeck: The opening of the ''Fanfic/FriendshipIsOptimal'' segment has Xlestia doing this. * GilliganCut: The story uses these a lot.* GroinAttack: Xlestia's plan for dealing with the Fall of Equestria (a squicktacular S&M DarkFantasy verse) is to issue magic scalpels. They're enchanted to cauterize whatever they cut, and she orders her troops to emasculate any mind-controlled stallions or stags they encounter.* HeelFaceTurn: Both Xlestia and Twilight are implied to do this after Eggman gives the ponies a taste of their own medicine in the [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Mobius chapter]]. ** Xlestia also, during one of the World Suggestion chapters, abandons her EvilPlan after the Enterprise crew manages to talk her down. * {{Irony}}: The Franchise/{{Pokemon}} defeating Equestria with ThePowerOfFriendship!* LaserGuidedKarma: Xlestia [[spoiler: being Robotisized by Dr. Eggman in 밠obius]] and [[spoiler: being controlled by the Heartless, before being turned to stone by the Elements of Harmony.]]* ManChild: Xlestia has her moments. * MauveShirt: Token Minion appears throughout the story.** [[spoiler: This status is subverted in the {{Franchise/Transformers}} chapter, where she is replaced by a Decepticon infiltrator. This leads to a big OhCrap moment.]]* MeaninglessVillainVictory: PlayedForLaughs in Nightmare Moon's segment of "Boss Rush".-->'''Nightmare Moon:''' How am I going to create eternal night on a ''round'' world!?* MeetYourEarlyInstallmentWeirdness: [[ One]] particular Straightforward Failure sees Xlestia crossing paths with the Celestia from the ''[[FanFic/TheConversionBureau original]]'' fanfic. That Celestia is practically ''shocked'' when Xlestia brings up mass conversion and genocide.* MoodWhiplash: Most of the first Straightforward Failure chapter is hilarious, until you get to the finale section. [[note]] WordOfGod has admitted that it was somewhat out of spite for that particular AU.[[/note]]* NegativeContinuity: Events in one chapter have no effect on the others.* ObliviouslyEvil: Twilight and the other Elements are unaware of Xlestia's FaceHeelTurn and serve her plans out loyalty.* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Kakashi defeating the Main Six is never shown, just them lying beaten on the ground.** Also, at least of couple of Equestria's defeats are never shown, but implied to be ''very'' one sided. * OhCrap: Everyone has this when Discord meets Q.* PhysicalGod: Xlestia.* ThePowerOfFriendship: ''Equestia'' gets hit with this, by the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' universe.** This gets turned on Xlestia two more times, in both the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' and ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' 'verses, [[spoiler: after being robvotisized and brainwashed by Eggman]], ''by the Elements of Harmony'' no less.** This is what ultimately does [[spoiler: Tyrantlestia in during her death battle with Canon!Celestia. As Celestia herself put it, she put too much emphasis on the harmony part, while forgetting the '''true power''' of the elements.]] * TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Aslan gives one to Xlestia, after she makes the mistake of invading Narnia, by throwing her hypocritical philosophy in her face.-->'''Aslan:''' ...only one with no faults of their own is truly capable of cleansing another of their sins.** A.I. Celestia also gives her one, through Luna. It doesn't work out so well for her.** In the WebAnimation/DeathBattle finale of the story, Celestia is receiving a brutal NoHoldsBarredBeatdown from her Tyrantlestia counterpart, who declares that she is an unworthy weakling who is unfit to rule or wield the power of the Elements of Harmony. Celestia's response?-->'''Celestia:''' That very thought proves ''you'' are not worthy of their power. ([[HeroicSecondWind cue Celestia reminding Tyrantlestia of said true power]]) ** Saitama of ''Webcomic/OnePunchMan'' gives her one as well, after she claims to be humanity's "savior":-->'''Saitama:''' So what do you do?\'''Xlestia:''' What do I ''do''?-->'''Saitama:''' You know. To save people.-->'''Xlestia:''' ''(arches her eyebrow)'' I turn them into ponies.-->'''Saitama:''' Eh? How does that help?-->'''Xlestia:''' It means they can forget their old life, and start a new one, a better one, in the magical land of Equestria. ''(places a hoof on her chest and closes her eyes, looking utterly sincere)''-->'''Saitama:''' But... doesn't that make you a ''terrible'' hero?-->'''Xlestia:''' ''(her mane bursts into flames, before she regains her composure and puts on a forced smile)'' Why do you think that?-->'''Saitama:''' Being a hero means dealing with the problems at hand. But deleting their save file and forcing them to play again from the start? That's giving up on saving them before you've even started!-->'''Xlestia:''' ''(loses her composure and bursts in flames)'' You ''dare''---->'''Saitama:''' [[PunchClockHero I only do this as a hobby.]] But even I know better than that. You sure you're ready for the big time?* ShutUpHannibal:** [[spoiler: Aslan]] gives her a ''devastating'' one, after she tries to justify her attempts to convert humanity.** When [[spoiler: Robotizised Xlestia]] tries to convince the remaining heroes that Robotizisation isn't so bad, Sonic has this to say:--> '''Sonic:''' Yeah, it might not be so bad. The original robotizer was a medical machine, wasn't it? But, there's just one little problem... The day I take orders from Eggman is the day I hang up my running shoes forever! * ShoutOut: ''A Lot of them.''* SpannerInTheWorks: The inhabitants of whatever world Xlestia is trying to invade, in various ways.* TakingYouWithMe: After [[FanFic/FriendshipIsOptimal A.I. Celestia]] gives her a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech through brainwashed!Luna and realizes there is no way of beating them, Xlestia responds by hurling the ''sun'' at the planet and killing everyone. [[spoiler: Subverted, as Xlestia survives and plans on rebuilding Equestia, once she has found a suitable new home.]]* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: [[Literature/HarryPotter Dumbledore]] manages to simply talk Xlestia out of the whole thing. [[spoiler:The luck potion he took helped.]]* ThereCanBeOnlyOne: A comedic example in ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls Equestia Girls]]'' universe, when Xlestia decides to leave after realizing they would just get double of everypony.* UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny: The finale chapter is a Death Battle between Canon!Celestia and {{Fanon}}!Tyrantlestia. [[spoiler: A decently written character beats a poorly written Sue.]]* VillainProtagonist: Xlestia, as a large amount of the story is from her POV.* VillainousValor: Xlestia puts up a truly admirable fight, after [[{{Mirror Universe}} the]] [[Manga/FairyTail Edolas]] army invades Canterlot. Everywhere she went, the enemy had to fall back and her troops were rallied to fight on. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, it wasn't enough.]]* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Xlestia is still loved throughout Equestria due to the inhabitants not being fully aware of her plans.* WellIntentionedExtremist: Xlestia's mostly just misguided and only doing what she perceives as helping save humanity from itself.* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Where did Spike go? It is sadly common for many Fan Fics to [[ButtMonkey ignore him]], but this is especially weird, because he had not only appeared, but was ''fighting'' alongside the Mane Six in one chapter, before disappearing from the story.** He briefly reappeared in the LightNovel/{{Slayers}} chapter* WhatTheHellHero: [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Aslan]] gives Xlestia an '''epic''' one, full of TranquilFury.


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