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1''Eternal'' is a ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends'' oneshot by [=ThickerThanLove=]. It can be read [[ here]]. The fanfic is based on the original generation of ponies from the 1980s. In particular it stars Ribbon, Buttons, Gusty, Fizzy, Galaxy, Mimic, and their children.²²The story starts on Baby Galaxy's tenth birthday. She is the last of her group of unicorn friends to turn ten, which excites her. On this day, Galaxy and the other adult unicorns have to tell their foals a secret related to being a unicorn. This secret wil change everything their foals know about their parents and their race.²²''Eternal'' is a serious, somewhat dark take on ''My Little Pony'' canon. It features some worldbuilding and gives insight to unicorns in general.²²Not to be confused with ''Fanfic/{{Eternal}}'', which is a ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic.²²----²!!''Eternal'' provides examples of:²²* AdaptationNameChange: Downplayed with the baby ponies, whose official names are actually nicknames.²* TheAgeless: Unicorns stop aging after a certain period. Galaxy is eons old but doesn't look older than thirty. ²* AwfulTruth: Whenever unicorn foals turn ten, they are told by their parents that they are immortal and that they must [[ForeverWar forever keep the balance of the universe, defending it against evil]], and essentially have no free will or choice in the matter. They can even be forced to have children themselves if the universe wills it. And if they do not, evil and darkness will overtake the universe and the unicorns will age and die.²* CreationStory: Before time itself, ten mystical proto-ponies were created to help bring the universe into balance. These unicorn-like beings created several pony races in their image, but they didn't make unicorns because they felt superior to their creations. Later on, the firstborn created the stars and brought light to the universe.²* HonoraryUncle: Baby ponies treat their friends' mothers as their aunts. ²* InnocenceLost: The adults deem the AwfulTruth about unicorns to be a curse. They tried to withhold the information from their daughters for as long as possible in order to let them stay innocent, but after everyone turned ten is when they decided to disclose the truth.²* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Baby ponies have individual names, with "Baby [x]" only being a nickname that is used until they're a certain age.²* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Unicorns are immortal. Galaxy is older than time itself. ²* TrulySingleParent: Baby Galaxy has no father. Galaxy wanted to experience motherhood, so she impregnated herself.²* WeAreAsMayflies: Earthlings typically have the shortest pony lifespan at one hundred, pegasi live to two hundred, flutter ponies and sea ponies live until three hundred, and unicorns live forever.²* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Being immortal is not all that fun, especially when your existence is crucial to the universe's well-being.²----


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