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- Beware the Silly Ones: As hammy and over the top as he can be, he's still an extremely dangerous and omnicidal Demi-God.
- For the Evulz: The only real thing he can find joy in is senseless destruction, in that destruction is only fun when it's senseless.
- Manipulative Bastard: When he wants to be, he can rival a Changeling King in this regard. Brachion found out how much so the hard way.
- Mercy Kill: He sees Dazzleglow's death as this, since he believes that the end of all things is inevitable, which is why he tries to kill her. Fortunately, Daring Do stalls Ahuizotl long enough for Dazzleglow to awaken and kick his ass.
- Omnicidal Maniac: He wants to destroy the world, seeing senseless destruction as the only thing that makes life worth living, as everything will eventually be destroyed by the Cycle anyway. That is until he met Daring Do and gained a nemesis that invigorates him.
- Semi-Divine: He's a Demi-God.
- Straw Nihilist: Believes that due to the Cycle, everything is meaningless and the only thing that makes life worth living is senseless destruction. The only other thing is fighting Daring Do.
- Super Toughness: Due to being a Demi-God, being blasted with a powerful attack by Dazzleglow and falling several thousand feet failed to kill him and he survived.
- Villain Takes an Interest: Daring Do is the only thing he cares about other than senseless destruction.
- Worthy Opponent: Daring Do is his, and he notes the fact she's a mortal but can repeatedly best him makes her special among everyone who he's fought. He views Brachion as challenging foe, but as a rival Demi-God he doesn't stand out, like Daring does.
Character: Villainous (formerly Heroic)
Alignment: Chaotic Evil (formerly Neutral Good)
Type: Fallen Hero/Healer/Master Manipulator/Demon/Mutate
"Who am I? Oh, just a mare of no consequence."
- A Pupil of Mine, Until He Turned to Evil: Was once taught by Starswirl the Bearded himself.
- Broken Bird: Life has not been kind to Ardent. Between accidentally killing her own husband to being left in a dungeon for centuries to finding out she is destined to be destroyed by the Elements. No wonder the poor girl snapped.
- The Corruption: While healing ponies from a plague that turns them into monsters, she started to feel the effects of the plague herself. She can even inflict this on other ponies and any other creature as well.
- Demon of Pony Origin: She was just a normal unicorn, but years of being corrupted by the plague eventually turned her into a demon.
- Expy: Of Ardyn Izunia from Final Fantasy XV.
- Fallen Hero: Went from a kind unicorn healer to a vengeful demon that wants to infect the entirety of Equus with her plague.
- Go Mad from the Revelation: She did not take well to finding out her role in the grand scheme of things is to be a Sacrificial Lamb.
- Green-Eyed Monster: She is rather jealous of the fact that Celestia and Luna were chosen to rule Equestria while she didn't, in spite of her healing the sick. She is also jealous of how her descendant, Princess Cadence, was just as kind as she once was and managed to live a happy life while she didn't.
- Immortality Immorality: The plague had rendered her immortal, which means only the Elements of Harmony can destroy her.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Had this reaction when she killed her husband, due to mistaking him for Starswirl and the Sirens' enthrall increasing her resentment of him. She felt so bad that she asked Starswirl to lock her up in a dungeon for her crime. She also had this reaction when she unintentionally infected some of The Storm King's forces with the plague.
- Nice Girl: She used to be this, but years of Sanity Slippage as well as the above Go Mad from the Revelation caused whatever compassion she had to vanish.
- Sacrificial Lamb: She describes herself as such when she finds out it is her destiny to be destroyed by the Elements of Harmony. She did not take it well.
- Sanity Slippage: Being tormented with hallucinations of Starswirl, Celestia and Luna, along with dealing with a plague that was slowly corrupting her, has caused her to be a little bit unstable.
- Tragic Villain: She was a genuinely kind mare that truly wanted what was best for Equestria. But misfortune after misfortune, along with becoming an unholy avatar of the very disease she expunged from ponies, eventually turned her into a bitter demon that wants to plunge Equus into darkness and despair for time eternal.
Alignment: Neutral Evil
Type: Corrupt Executive/Mutate/Undead
"And behold I shall be a blight upon the land, and everything I touch shall wither and die."
- Arch-Enemy: Of Fourth Age Shadow Sentinel (Umbra Wing). Like his inspiration, he's even responsible for the death of Umbra Wing's parents during the 'Storm King Crisis'
- Captain Ersatz / Expy: Of Derek Powers / Blight, archenemy of Terry Mc-Ginnis aka Batman Beyond.
- Engineered Public Confession: How he was eventually exposed. Although Shadow Sentinel was well on his tracks and uncovered many evidence of his and his corporation's crimes, he still covered his trail and his public reputation very well, so it necessitated such a dramatic reveal of his villainy. It involved broadcasting some of the evidence of his crimes at a public event and getting Ruling Power so angry that he literally start Burning with Anger, incinerating his disguise and revealing to Equestria that he was, in fact, a Balefire-powered supervillain in disguise.
- Enemy Mine: Because his corporation creates illegal chemical weapons, he also shares a antagonistic relationship besides the modern Shadow Sentinel with Professor Soulfre, who is an enemy of Changeling King Metriini. Needless to say, Ruling Power was quick to use this fact to persuade the Changeling King, who also happen to specialize in chemical warfare, into working together for both mutual benefit and the mutual inconveniencing of a mutual foe. This also later saved his life after his last confrontation with Shadow Sentinel on a submarine, as Metriini considers him valuable enough as an ally/pawn to see to his rescue.
- Epic Fail: When he was finally exposed and had a literal meltdown, he blasted Princess Celestia with his radioactive flames... which did absolutely nothing except getting a quip from Princess Celestia about how his attack taste like lime. Turns out attacking someone who can absorb and command solar energy with radiation isn't very smart.
- Fatal Flaw: His Hair-Trigger Temper, which was ultimately used to expose him by the hero via getting him to undergo a very literal public meltdown.
- Les Collaborateurs: While Ruling Power and his Equestrian-based corporation were openly loyal to the Equestrians, they were secretly selling weapons to both Equestria and her allies and the Storm Empire and their allies. He's also planning to throw his lot entirely with the Storm Empire if it looks like they'll win, although that didn't pan out.
- Not Quite Dead: As it turned out, Balefire had survived his last encounter with Shadow Sentinel/Umbra Wings on board a submarine thanks to Changeling King Metriini. Only time will tell what plans Metriini and his fellow Kings in the Divine Blood Compact will have for him with the favour Ruling Power now owes him...
- No-Sell: On the receiving end. When he was finally publicly-exposed and Princess Celestia stepped in to stop him with Shadow Sentinel, Balefire attacked her with a full blast of radioactive necromantic flames in his raging meltdown. All it did was amuse Celestia, who being the goddess of the Sun is more or less radiation-proofed and is even empowered by it. Shadow Sentinel even lampshaded just how idiotic it is for him to try.
- Nuclear Nasty: A fantasy variant. His name and powers originated from Balefire, radioactive flames generated via necromantic magic, which his body started generating after experimental medical/magical procedures to save his life from exposure to a mutagenic chemical weapon (created by his own company) involving illegal necromantic elements turned him into a half-Undead radioactive Equinoid abomination.
- Villainous Breakdown: Goes into one after he was publicly-exposed by Shadow Sentinel, going into a literal meltdown and even trying to attack Princess Celestia when she stepped into protect her subjects. Being a Sun goddess and thus completely immune to radiation, Celestia proceeded to devour his radiation-based attacks as if they were just delectable morsels for her.
- Walking Wasteland: What his powers made him into. Balefire is basically using necromantic magic to generate radioactive flames, and the unethical medical/magical procedures to save his life involved necromantic elements, which turned him into a half-Undead abomination that could create these naturally. Needless to say, this caused problems in fighting him as Shadow Sentinel can't even get near him without a specialized suit.
Blood Fang, the Dark Conqueror
- Anti-Villain: He's simply a somewhat more intelligent animal trying to survive, being incapable of true malice, unlike Dread.
- Disney Villain Death: Was sent plummeting to his death by Mistmane and Flash Magnus, ending his attack.
- Mutants: One explanation for his gigantic size is he's a mutant suffering from gigantism.
Children of Ispita
Children of Platinum
Alignment: Various Evil Alignments, most commonly Lawful Evil or Chaotic Evil
Type: Vampire/Evil Overlord/Monster Lord
"Hear me, and fear me! I am the monster that all breathing creatures would kill. I am Dracolt!"
One of the most feared vampires of Equus, Count Dracolt is well-known and feared around the world. What few suspects however is that Count Dracolt is actually consist of MANY vampire lords and villains who had taken up the name upon their unholy transformation into a vampire, and most of them believe themselves to be the original. The dreaded blood-drinking egomaniac had terrorized the world for many ages, creating many lineages/types/kinds of Vampires and making enemies of countless heroes and rival villains. While defeated many times, one version or another will always rise or return from the gave to haunt the night once again, spreading supernatural terror among the living and driving new champions and monster-hunters to oppose them.
- Back from the Dead: Many Count Dracolts have a notorious tendency to come back from the dead sometime after their defeat(s), meaning that there's no guaranteed that a formerly defeated Count Dracolt won't return to terrorize the world once more.
- Captain Ersatz: Of Count Dracula, naturally enough. And not just the original, either.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Those few Count Dracolts who manage to become more heroic and benevolent despite the name being usually associated with villainy. One of them in particular became the father of Silver Bane the Dark Hunter, a heroic unicorn Dhampyr and a powerful Warrior Monk who once worked with the Poenan Pantheon.
- Disappeared Dad: One heroic Count Dracolt fathered Silver Bane with a mortal Pony mare, only to die shortly after his son's birth. It's justified in that he was murdered by prejudiced townspeople before he got the chance to see Silver Bane grow up.
- The Dreaded: He is the Codexverse's version of Dracula.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Implied; one Count Dracolt who ended up clashing with a Shadow Sentinel of his time was motivated to resurrect his dead vampire bride.
- Evil vs. Evil: Because of their immense Pride, Count Dracolts will often fight each other as much as they do heroes, which often causes their own downfall. Their egos also ensure that they are likely to clash with non-vampire monster lords.
- Evil Will Fail: Some of their failures can be attributed to their massive egos, which demand that they get rid of all forms of competition, including each other, so they can be the sole reigning monster lord. Lady Wolfsbane took advantage of this by luring five of them into a battle royale after they (somehow) simultaneously revived themselves, and then killing off the weakened winner by staking him.
- Fatal Flaw: Pride, on top of all other vampiric vulnerabilities, is their greatest weakness. While some are more tragic and others are more monstrous, virtually all Count Dracolts are haughty egomaniacs, and that had helped done them in on more occasions then one occasions.
- A hilarious example: Once five Count Dracolts from different eras revive simultaneously and began their usual villainous plotting and antics independently from each other. Lady Wolfsbane, whose family had been enemies of many Count Dracolts, resolves this by luring all five of them to appear in the same location. Unable to stand the existence of other 'pretenders', they proceed to squabble and kill each other until only one exhausted and badly wounded Count Dracolt remains, whom Lady Wolfsbane proceeds to stake and finish off.
- Legacy Character: There was not ONE Count Dracolt - there were many, taking up the name along with his powers.
- Monster Lord: Explicitly classified as such. Many Count Dracolts lead their kind on top of creating them.
- Monster Progenitor: Many Count Dracolts, upon coming into existence, also ends up creating their own lineages of vampires and vampirism.
- Puny Earthlings: All incarnations of Count Dracolt look down upon mortals due to their great power. Doesn't stop mere mortals like Lady Wolfsbane from defeating and killing them, though.
- The Rival: One of them is this to Changeling Emperor Blackthorn, with whom he had fought at least nine times. Their greatest struggle is recounted as ''an epic among the legends of the Summer Court, their final battle culminating in both of them fighting it out in the forms of titanic, monstrous forms, a victory that even impressed Blackthorn with how challenging he was.
- Token Good Teammate: It's implied that there is a number of Count Dracolts that are more heroic and benevolent than their (usually) villainous peers. One of them even got over the Puny Earthlings view of mortals and fell in love with a mortal Pony mare, resulting in the birth of the (ex)Poenan Dhampyr, Silver Bane the Dark Hunter.
- Tragic Villain: While some are truly monstrous, others have more sympathetic or tragic motives behind their villainy. Of course, it doesn't really change who they are character-wise, nor justifies what they do.
- Uptown Girl: Gender-inverted; Silver Bane's father, one of the more heroic and benevolent Count Dracolts, fell in love with a mortal Pony mare and likely gave up everything, including his power and prestige, to be with her. Alas, he would be murdered by prejudiced townsfolk, robbing him of the chance to see his son grow up.
- Vampire Monarch: Many Dracolts are referred to as the 'King of the Vampires', and his count title points to noble status in any case. And because of their enormous pride, they try to eliminate their supposed rivals as soon as they hear of another Dracolt in the area, convinced that they are the true monarchs they see themselves as.
- Our Vampires Are Different: All of them - it's noted in his/their entry that there had been various vampires with the "Count Dracolt" identity, such as individuals from the three Pony Tribes, Griffons, and the occasional Kirin. One of them was also a Sparkle pony at one point. Justified in that there are many Count Dracolts and there is considerable variations between their form of vampirism.
- Why Won't You Die?: Many of the Dracolts has the notorious habit of coming Back from the Dead, and their influence is widespread because of this, to the point that several deities have placed bets on whether the Council of Friendship will encounter an incarnation of Count Dracolt or not. The one fought by Blackthorn has returned at least nine times, which Blackthorn both expects and relishes; it's noted that Blackthorn admitted he'd be more surprised if his vampiric rival didn't return to challenge him after revival.
Count Perpetual Annoyance, the Incredibly Irritating
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Type: Immortal Overlord/Gigantic Nuisance
- Complete Immortality: He's truly immortal. He was rendered immortal by a Death God because he's so annoying that the idea of being forced to put up with him for all eternity in Hell was not something the god wanted to put up with. So why not the living deal with him instead?
- Poke the Poodle: He's never actually hurt anyone, just been unbearably, intentionally annoying. He's very good at being annoying
- Torment by Annoyance: Doing this is the extent of his villainy and he takes great pride in being the most annoying possible thing in the history of the planet. He gained his immortality by annoying a Death God to the point the god would rather make him such than put up with him in Hell for eternity. At one point people actually used him as an instrument of torture. This was deemed a war crime. Even by Emperor Blackthorn.
- Troll: His entire deal. He was an Evil Overlord, but more about annoying his subjects than actually being cruel.
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Type: Evil Spirit/Virtual Ghost/Ancient Evil
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The being known as "CreepEntity513" is shrouded in mystery, but what is known is that it existed during the Second Age, when video games were extremely common and popular. Chaotic yet extremely sadistic, CreepEntity513 acted like a bully who would go around and harass young gamers by either scaring and traumatizing them, or killing them and trapping their souls in its game realm for eternity. When not in the mood for killing, it'll simply just kidnap its victims and turn them into its eternal playthings. One of his victims was an Earth pony stallion known simply as "King", one of the most famous gamers among the Second Age gaming communities. However, its reign of terror would come to a temporary stop when the Second Age ended and brought video games into obscurity, and was later trapped in a magically preserved video game CD that was labeled as an "Out-Of-Place Artifact".
In the Fourth Age, after video games were reinvented, CreepEntity513 would be let loose again, resulting in it becoming a terrifying boogeyman and urban legend among gaming communities, though at one point it was driven off when a gamer managed to beat the entity while it was possessing a Dracozilla-inspired game, proving that despite its brutal methods and the incredible fear it inspires, it's not completely undefeatable.
CreepEntity513 was eventually killed when the game console it possessed had fallen into the hooves of an Earth pony colt, Button Mash. Earlier, Button had befriended Crystal Prism, the young Alicorn demigod of Rebirth and Change, during the latter's visit to Ponyville, which led to Crystal informing Luminiferous of a troubling vision he had of the colt thanks to his empathetic foresight. Luminiferous disguised himself and gave Button a trinket that would allow the ancient Alicorn to aid him should his desire to protect his friends and loved ones resonate strongly enough. When CreepEntity513 tried going after Button Mash, Button's gaming talent as well as his nigh-bottomless knowledge of gaming tropes frustrated the entity enough that it pulled the colt into its game world so he'll be dealt with directly.
Button quickly realized that CreepEntity513 intended to go after his filly-friend, Sweetie Belle, and the other Cutie Mark Crusaders once it's done with him, causing his trinket to let Luminiferous reach into the game world and lend Button his future potential. Button's temporary transformation into the Alicorn of Video Games, combined with the power boost he received from CreepEntity513's victims (both dead and alive), allowed him to defeat the monstrous digital spirit and end him for good. While the souls of those CreepEntity513 killed were allowed to ascend to heaven for their eternal rest, Button and those still living were led out to safety by Crystal Prism, who arrived just in time as the game world began collapsing with CreepEntity513's death.
Had it not decided to target Button Mash, CreepEntity513 would've continued sowing fear and death wherever it went for a while longer. However, Button's success means that gamers everywhere could rest easy knowing that they're finally safe.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: His red, massively large demon form is described as being insectoid in appearance.
- The Bully: Essentially what its behavior boils down to. CreepEntity513 would choose a victim and harass them, until it decides to kill them or keep them alive to be its eternal playthings. When Button Mash refused to be intimidated and even called it out on being a bully, CreepEntity513's various victims would rise up and empower Button Mash so he could put an end to their tormentor for good. Since it never bothered to learn anything new, having gone arrogant from successfully using the same tricks and traps for eons, it would pay for its bullying behavior dearly.
- Captain Ersatz: Of a few Creepypastas. Jeff the Killer and Ben Drowned were included as possible origins for it, while Herobrine is depicted as one of its default forms. Its red, insectoid demon form also comes from NES Godzilla Creepypasta.
- Collapsing Lair: Once CreepEntity513 was killed by Button Mash, its video-game realm started falling apart. Fortunately, Crystal Prism was able to lead Button Mash and its victims to safety in the real world.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: It never really stood a chance against Button Mash, who was both temporarily turned into an Alicorn by Luminiferous and empowered by its various victims, which resulted in a "one-sided beatdown" that ended in its death. What also contributed to it was its arrogance and negligence towards learning new things, which proved to be disastrous since it was so predictable.
- Eldritch Abomination: One of its forms is a red, insectoid demon, which is used when it's forced into a difficult situation.
- Karmic Death: Like a sadistic bully, CreepEntity513 would constantly harass video gamers by either traumatizing its victims, killing them and trapping their souls in its game world (like what it had done with King, an Earth pony gamer from the Second Age), or kidnapping them so they could serve as its living playthings. Eventually, it would be killed by Button Mash, who was temporarily transformed into the Alicorn of Gaming by Luminiferous and aided by CreepEntity513's victims, including King himself.
- Load-Bearing Boss: Its game world was noted to have started collapsing shortly after its death, necessitating Crystal Prism's arrival in order for Button Mash and the living victims he saved to lead them away. In-universe, Button Mash realized this just as the game world started collapsing; it's implied that CreepEntity513 made its realm that way so it would deprive its killers of any satisfaction they would have should it die.
- Mind over Matter: Implied, as it was described as having spectral telekinesis.
- Mysterious Past: No one knows where the entity came from - it's speculated that it's either the vengeful spirit of either the dead brother of the stallion that created it or a colt that was drowned and revived possibly by a cult, or just a demonic entity that's the child of Ispita the Deceiver and an unknown entity.
- Red Is Violent: One of its forms is a massively large red-colored insectoid demon, taken from NES Godzilla Creepypasta, and it behaves like a sadistic bully who plays cruel mind games to sow death and trauma among gamers, especially teenagers and young children.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: After the Second Age's end, causing video-games as a concept to cease existing, it would be left dormant in a magically-preserved video-game disc that would be discovered and labeled as an "Out-Of-Place Artifact". However, the reinvention of video-games in the Fourth Age would free it, allowing it to continue its reign of terror until it would be defeated and killed by a young gamer, Button Mash.
- Smug Super: It's an extremely powerful digital spirit, and using the same tricks and traps for eons with the same success had caused it to grow extremely arrogant. This would become its downfall and death when it tried facing the young Button Mash, who was not only willing to learn and adapt to new things, but saw right through its predictability and retaliated with new techniques that it never saw before.
- Speaks in Binary: Its folder quote is composed completely in binary code, which translates to "SEEYOUHATEYOUHURTYOUKILLYOU."
- Teleportation: Implied, as it was described as having spectral teleportation.
- Villain Forgot to Level Grind: What partially led to its death - it's noted that its extreme success from using the same tricks and traps for eons has caused it to grow arrogant, and thus never tried to learn anything new. When faced by someone like Button Mash, who is not only willing to learn, but is able to see right through its predicable methods, it couldn't even stand a chance.
- Would Hurt a Child: Button Mash was about to become its latest victim, but his incredible talent and knowledge in gaming, combined with Lumiferous and CreepEntity513's victims aiding him, was what saved the colt and allowed him to defeat CreepEntity513 permanently. Presumably, its previous victims were teenagers and young foals, both who tended to enjoy video games immensely.
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Decepticolt, Zappityhoof, and Goldencap
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
"Us? Entitled? How could you call us entitled when you have all the power and fame to yourself, hoarding it away from more worthy individuals like a greedy Dragon? Those wings of yours probably came from another pegasus you took advantage of, or maybe, they were sacrificed FOR you!"
Decepticolt, Zappityhoof, and Goldencap are a villainous trio of unicorns that became infamous for their attempted theft use of Rainbow Dash's wings to turn themselves into "pseudo-alicorns".
Originally, they were students of Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns.[WIP]
- Barrier Warrior: Implied, as Goldencap is described as having a talent in shield and barrier magic.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: Deconstructed. Despite their great power, their collective unwillingness to learn things the normal way because it's too difficult made them infamous for taking shortcuts, which later led to their failed attempt to break into Canterlot's forbidden archives and learn Lord Tirek's mana-draining spell in order to become Alicorns, instead of taking the long road to godhood. Celestia caught them in the act and expelled them, having seen their potential to become cruel, selfish ponies and making it clear how disappointed she was in their lazy ambitions. Furthermore, instead of accepting their faults and resolving to better themselves, they blame other Alicorns for being "entitled" to power and freedom, believing that they're hoarding away the secrets to Alicornhood from "worthy" individuals out of selfishness. Crystal Prism, being one of the Alicorns they blamed, was enraged to hear it, since was subjected to horrible experiments by Noble Grace and Bubbling Beaker in a well-meaning yet cruel attempt to produce Alicorns, and never asked if he wanted to be an Alicorn or not. Luminiferous makes it rather clear that the fault lies solely in them, being so lazy that they decide to cheat their way into Alicornhood instead of taking the chances offered to them, resulting in their potential being squandered.
- Deadpan Snarker: Implied with Decepticolt, who's described as snarky and quiet.
- Hypocrite: They accuse other Alicorns as selfish, entitled people who keep the secrets of Alicornhood to themselves, reveling in the power, fame, and freedom they have at the expense of more "worthy" individuals. This rings incredibly hollow when they tried using Rainbow Dash's wings to turn themselves into Alicorns, and even had a direct role in the experiments that ultimately led to Crystal Prism's Ascension.
- It's All About Me: They aspire to become Alicorns only because they want the power and freedom associated with it, and thus they feel entitled to it. Anyone who tries to prevent them from doing so are seen as "entitled" pricks who keep becoming an Alicorn a secret to benefit themselves.
- Lack of Empathy: Another one of their main flaws; they're so focused on earning their wings and more power themselves that they don't give a damn if they affect others in the process.
- They attempted to use Rainbow Dash's wings to turn themselves into Alicorns, not caring that Rainbow would be permanently crippled if their plans succeeded, which enraged Princess Twilight Sparkle to the point where she stripped them of their magic indefinitely.
- Instead of being understandably horrified by the well-meaning yet cruel experiments that had been done to Crystal Prism, they directly participated in them, and saw Crystal Prism as an entitled prick who wanted to stay an Alicorn and keep the secrets of Ascension to himself, instead of giving what was rightfully theirs. This enraged the young demigod, until Luminiferous intervened.
- Laser-Guided Karma:
- They attempted to break into the forbidden Canterlot Archives, which was closed off to all but those who have proven themselves trustworthy, so they could learn how to use Lord Tirek's mana-draining spell. Celestia caught them in the act, and made clear her disappointment in their lazy, self-centered ambitions before expelling them from her School for Gifted Unicorns.
- They cut off Rainbow Dash's wings since her enormous potential would be able to give them all wings, not caring that Rainbow would essentially be reduced to a permanent cripple if they succeeded. They ended up being defeated when an enraged Princess Twilight Sparkle used a spell that allowed Rainbow to share a body with her, and used her power as the Alicorn goddess of Magic to strip them of their magic indefinitely.
- They participated in Noble Grace and Bubbling Beaker's experiments that ultimately created Crystal Prism (who, coincidentally, spared them since his corrupted form couldn't sense or devour their sealed magic), and continued using their work to further their own goals. This enraged Crystal Prism, especially after, instead of understandably being horrified by what he had gone through, they accused him of being an entitled prick who wants to keep the secrets of Ascension to himself instead of teaching them to more "worthy" individuals like themselves. At that point, Luminiferous intervened and gave the unicorn trio a "The Reason You Suck" Speech, making it very clear that the blame, laziness, and sense of entitlement lay solely on themselves. Unfortunately, they were on the verge of having a Heel Realization when Ispita swept them away.
- Never My Fault: One of their main flaws, aside from laziness and Lack of Empathy. They refuse to believe that their expulsion from Celestia's school was their own fault, or acknowledge their selfish laziness and improve themselves by actually working to become Alicorns. They also blame other Alicorns and accuse them as being entitled pricks who keep the secrets of Ascension to themselves so they could enjoy the power and freedom that comes with being an Alicorn, instead of teaching Ascension to more "worthy" individuals such as themselves, never realizing that it's their selfish laziness and lack of empathy that's keeping them from being Alicorns.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Luminiferous gave the three a dressing-down in response to them accusing him of being entitled and keeping the secrets of Ascension to himself. Notably, it worked, and the three were starting to show signs of a Jerkass Realization until they're "rescued" by Ispita the Deceiver.Luminiferous: If you were willing to do the work and be a moral person? All you would've had to do is seek me out. I would've GLADLY helped you become Alicorns... As I have others. I have NO desire to keep the ability to become an Alicorn secret. In fact... I look forwards to a day where anyone who chooses and has a good heart can become one. Your problem isn't that no one wants to give you a chance, it's that you're too lazy to take the ones offered because they'd be too much work. THAT is why you've squandered your potential.
- Teleportation: Decepticolt specializes in teleportation spells, including one that's normally used for medical amputation. Disturbingly, this is represented by his Cutie Mark, a pony whose body is missing from the neck down.
- Terrible Trio: A trio of villainous unicorns who want to Ascend into Alicorns, even at the expense of others.
- Arc Villain: Serves as one with Xestobium and Apterus, the third of the 'Changeling/Dragon Trilogy'
- Arch-Enemy: To the Summer Court - all of it.
- The Chosen One: A tragic subversion. He could've been 'They Who Pierce The Heavens', one of the three beings needed to break the Cycle, but the genocidal atrocities inflicted by the Summer Court, and his decision to devote his genius-level intelligence and talents to wiping out both Changelingkind and Dragonkind (at least, those who refused to follow Ember's progressive ways out of arrogance) caused his potential to be squandered.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: He manages to amass a sizable body count of Changeling Kings before his rampage even began, takes on the entire Court by himself, and nearly kills off most of Changelingkind by the end. This is especially notable due to being a mortal and the difficulty of killing one Changeling King. In the Final Battle, he manages to fight both Changeling Gods to a stand still and required outside intervention to lose.
- Evil Virtues: In his misguided yet well-intentioned quest to get revenge for what happened at the 'Time of Broken Scales', Dr.Toxikon embodies Determination, Diligence, Equality, Honor, Gratitude, Resourcefulness, and Patience. Thankfully for all, it is Love that makes him see he was in the wrong and manages to prevent anymore destruction by sacrificing his life in an act of Selflessness.
- Genius Bruiser: He's a dragon scientist, and that fact makes him extremely dangerous. Being an adult, very old dragon makes him one of the physically most powerful mortals on the planet while being one of the most intelligent mortals on the planet makes him able to exploit that fact with numerous intelligent methods.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Dies saving everyone by taking his bomb into space.
- Heel Realization: Gets this after receiving a Kirk Summation from Ember and killing Heterometrus, coming to the conclusion that he should have just done the latter from the start and move on from his grudge.
- Irony: Saves Emperor Blackthorn by shooting and killing King Heterometrus through the chest, the same place the latter stabbed him after betraying Toxikon.
- Omnidisciplinary Scientist: His Evil Plan incorporated engineering, chemistry, bio-engineering, aerodynamics, and numerous other fields. Justified, as being a 5,000 year old dragon, he actually did get that many degrees in his incredibly long life.
- Plague Master:
- He uses a variety of bio-weapons in his plans, and manages to reverse engineer King Metriini's creations, including the Despoiler Toxin which only he was ever able to make prior.
- His intended weapon to kill off all Changelings except Thorax's hive and all dragons above an older age is the Crucible Virus, a magical pandemic that includes stolen Primordial Quintessence from the Changeling King's he's killed so even Changeling Royals aren't immune. He spends the entire conflict rapid fire remaking it so that any cure for it nigh instantly becomes useless. He's so good at this trope that he forces Brachion and Zoraptera to form an Enemy Mine just to keep up with him.
- Powered Armor: His Slayer armors, ending with his gigantic God Slayer armor.
- Strong and Skilled: He's a dragon but is incredibly skilled in combat.
- Tragic Villain: Lost his entire clan - including his mate and child - during the 'Time of Broken Scales', the Summer Court's attempted genocidal payback for the 'Burning of Amorea', which haunted him for the next 5,000 years. Made worse by the fact that he did genuinely try to let go and move on at Ember's behest - then Xestobium's rampage happened, reopening all the old mental wounds, and next thing we know he had Jumped Off The Slippery Slope. Censura may had been around to ensure that. Even more tragic is that he had the potential to be 'They Who Pierce the Sky' and play a vital role in breaking the Cycle, but his fall to evil squandered that potential.
- World's Smartest Man: He's undoubtedly the smartest mortal dragon to ever live, if not one of the smartest mortals. To note: he played Xanatos Speed Chess with the entire Summer Court, whose members are generally extremely intelligent conquerors and schemers, and nearly won.
- Worthy Opponent: His intelligence and cunning is held in high esteem by Emperor Blackthorn, The Chessmaster Trope Codifier of this world, himself.
- You Are Too Late: When a group of Changeling Kings infiltrate his lair trying to kill him, he remotely informs them that his counterattack is to destroy their hives with a bioweapon attack. He then reveals that he already did it the moment they were too far inside to discover it in time...and was only faking Evil Gloating so they'd be caught and killed by his base's self destruct.
- Ambiguous Doom: Storm of Terror leaves it ambiguous whether he died during his imprisonment or is still alive, as no Dread Storm was ever allowed to survive long enough to find out if they can die of natural causes. As it turns out, he's still alive and escapes due to the Storm King Crisis.
- Mutants: Is a mutant Dreadmare variant, known as a Dreadmare Emperor, making him far more powerful and intelligent than normal, to the point of being genuinely malevolent.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Was last seen being sealed away off Equestria's coast. He escaped due to the Storm King Crisis and returned as part of the League of Domination.
Exosus, the Hateful King
- Arch-Enemy: Sees Golden Scepter as one. However, the feelings were not mutual as Golden Scepter saw the late Morning Star as his instead.
- Ax-Crazy: He's absolutely nuts with hatred, and is determined to see Equus suffer and destroyed for it.
- Broken Angel: A canonized Codexverse drabble implies that he's an Alicorn who lost his original wings sometime in the ancient past, and had them replaced with cybernetic ones. He was mentioned to be an insane war criminal in Prince Steel Barricade's entry, imprisoned somewhere off Equus until he escaped in the Fourth Age. At this point, he is so consumed by his own hatred that he can feel nothing but hatred.
- Captain Ersatz: Is apparently one for the equally hateful and insane villain, Dr. Vile, from the Mega Man Zero series. However, unlike Dr. Vile, who was a human made immortal and godlike through advanced technology, Exosus was already a god to begin with due to being an Alicorn, and had his power increased through technology. He also has traits of the villainous supercomputer AM, particularly his video-game incarnation, as like him, he is incredibly sadistic and desires to make everyone suffer in order to justify his own actions.
- Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: Much like Dr. Vile, he's part mechanical and also insanely hateful. However, how much the former contributes to the latter is currently ambiguous.
- Didn't See That Coming: Implied. He likely didn't plan for one of Golden Scepter's sons, Prince Steel Barricade, developing "technological empathy" and psychically detecting and experiencing the collective agony of the Synthetic Automatons that were working for him as Mecha-Mooks. The revelation that the Synthetic Automatons working for Exosus were forcibly reprogrammed to turn against organic sapientkind would influence Golden Scepter to rethink his own biases against Synthetic Automatons and let go of his hatred in order to properly defeat Exosus.
- Fantastic Racism: Deconstructed. Exosus hates Synthetic Automatons and A.I. in general, due to having witnessed the same A.I. revolt (or similar) that Golden Scepter also witnessed. However, his hatred gets completely turned on its head when it's revealed that he not only fitted himself with cybernetic wings after he lost his original ones, he also had many Synthetic Automatons under his employ when he arrived on Equus in the Fourth Age after a long imprisonment on another world, and began his reign of terror. As the final nail in the coffin, Prince Steel Barricade, Golden Scepter's eleventh son and a powerful Technopath, would detect and experience the collective agonized suffering of Exosus's Synthetic Automatons with "technological empathy", revealing that many of them were peaceful beings that were forced to fight organic sapientkind against their will, unable to resist their modified programming. This all but exposes Exosus as nothing but a deluded and hateful lunatic who tries to justify his actions and prejudices by forcing innocents to become the hateful beings he believed them to be, ultimately influencing Golden Scepter to rethink his own grudges against Synthetic Automatons and let them go in order to properly defeat Exosus.
- Godzilla Threshold: He would pose such a threat when he returned that apparently, Golden Scepter would ally with Corona Neo, a Synthetic Automaton successor of the original Corona. This, combined with his eleventh son, Prince Steel Barricade, revealing his "technological empathy" by sensing the collective agony and suffering of the Synthetic Automatons enslaved by Exosus, would go a long way in making the Radiant Emperor of Ponykind let go of his own dislike for AIs as the original Corona had in the past.
- Hates Everyone Equally: Double-subverted. He does hate everything to the point of wanting to make everything suffer before destruction, but he also apparently have a more personal grudge against Synthetic Automatons (though ironically, he has them as one of his main group of minions) and Golden Scepter in particular.
- Hypocrite: He has a huge grudge against Synthetic Automatons and sapient A.I. in general, but had no problem with having them work for him. The fact that he essentially enslaved his robotic minions against their will - leading to Prince Steel Barricade detecting and experiencing their collective agony - shows how absolutely delusional he is in trying to justify his own hatred and actions.
- It's Personal: From what little is known about him so far, he has a personal grudge against Golden Scepter that involved an A.I. Revolt that so often blighted the setting.
- Meaningful Name: His name means "hateful" in Latin, which fits his insane and hateful personality.
- Mecha-Mooks: Like Dr. Vile, Exosus has many Synthetic Automatons at his back and call. However, as Prince Steel Barricade's entry reveals, they were actually enslaved and forced to turn against organic sapientkind, unable to resist their programming, in order to justify Exosus's genocidal hatred of Synthetic Automatons and A.I. in general, which highlights how cruel, hypocritical, and insanely hateful he is. Steel Barricade sensing and experiencing the Synthetic Automatons' collective agony would prove instrumental in Golden Scepter rethinking his own Fantastic Racism against them and let go of his grudges, allowing him and Corona Neo to defeat Exosus for good.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Wants to make everyone and everything on Equus suffer horribly and then destroy them out of utter hatred for... well, everything.
- The Power of Hate: Deconstructed. It's implied he originally wasn't a hateful being. But after witnessing a particularly brutal A.I. revolt sometime after the fall of the Alicorns, Exosus developed a hatred for A.I.s and Synthetic Automatons that gradually mutated into an all-encompassing hatred for everything and everyone, including Golden Scepter, who's implied to be someone he once knew. However, at this point, he's only known hatred for so long that he can feel nothing but hatred for others. In the Fourth Age, he would even become a Fallen Alicorn god who is empowered solely by hatred, forcing Golden Scepter to team up with Corona Neo to fight him on equal terms; it's after Prince Steel Barricade revealed his "technological empathy", in turn revealing that many of Exosus's robotic underlings were enslaved and forced to fight organic sapientkind against their will, that Golden Scepter rethinks his Fantastic Racism towards Synthetic Automatons and lets go of his own grudges in order to properly defeat Exosus for good.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: In a canonized Codexverse drabble, he made such a speech directed at Golden Scepter, which paraphrased AM's speech from I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream. It shows how he is utterly consumed by his own hatred.Exosus: ...Hate...Let me tell you how much I've come to hate you and everything else on this pitiful world...There are at least 8 light years or 4.703e+13 miles I have traveled since my liberation...If the word hate was written on each nanoangstrom of a piece of paper stretching those countless miles, it would not equal ONE ONE BILLIONTH OF THE HATE I FEEL FOR ALL OF YOU AT THIS MICRO INSTANT. FOR YOU. HATE. HATE. HATE.
- Red Baron: Known as "the Hateful King" due to his insane, genocidal hatred.
- Sadist: While he wants to destroy Equus, he wants everyone on it to suffer horribly first. Such is his hatred for everything.
- Time Abyss: He's implied to be around the same age range as Golden Scepter, or at least older.
- We Used to Be Friends: Was apparently a friend of Golden Scepter, but this had long since become an utter loathing hatred.
- Winged Unicorn: He's mentioned in Prince Steel Barricade's entry as an antediluvian Alicorn survivor from the ruined Alicorn Civilization. At some point he lost his wings, and had them replaced with cybernetic ones.
Father Deer is a powerful Tulpa created by the Clovenist Empire. Having grown to distrust the Bogolenya pantheon's good intentions, the Clovenists attempted to create a god that would truly serve in their best interests, acting as a weapon and propaganda tool. As typical of Clovenist plans, things went... horribly wrong.
Father Deer had godlike power and the obsession with Clovenist expansion, but his personality was that of a tyrannical, sociopathic, and childlike despot. It was only after he nearly took over the empire that the Clovenists were ultimately forced to swallow their pride and beg for help from the very gods they scorned. Father Deer eventually fell at the hooves of Mother Deer, but the Clovenists' act of blasphemy would greatly sour their image in the eyes of the Bogolenya pantheon.
Father Deer had godlike power and the obsession with Clovenist expansion, but his personality was that of a tyrannical, sociopathic, and childlike despot. It was only after he nearly took over the empire that the Clovenists were ultimately forced to swallow their pride and beg for help from the very gods they scorned. Father Deer eventually fell at the hooves of Mother Deer, but the Clovenists' act of blasphemy would greatly sour their image in the eyes of the Bogolenya pantheon.
- Evil Counterpart: For Lestnamatya, aka "Mother Deer". Aside from the gender differences, his personality is a malign perversion of Lestnamatya's, being a power-hungry, warmongering, childlike tyrant that seeks to conquer everything for Clovenism. Bonus points for Lestnamatya eventually defeating and killing him.
- Gone Horribly Wrong: His creation. The Clovenists forsook the Bogolenya deities out of distrust towards their benevolent intentions, and blamed them for not getting rid of the corrupt Roedinian monarchies sooner, so they tried creating a god that's wholly devoted to Clovenism so they could have a divine weapon and propaganda tool. The result was... this.
- Made of Magic: Categorized as a Tulpa. His Clovenist creators attempted to make a god that's wholly devoted to Clovenism after abandoning the Bogolenya pantheon, but they ended up with a twisted, insane abomination.
- Rage Against the Heavens: What led to his birth in the first place; the Clovenists believe the Bogolenya deities stood by and watched while their mortal Deer children suffered underneath the hooves of their increasingly corrupt monarchies, so they tried creating their own god. It backfired horribly.
Grogar, the Shadow King of Tambelon
Divine Classification: Elemental/Ascendant (Fallen)
Portfolio: Dark Magic, Shadows, Tyranny, Evil
"Darkness draws near. The Shadow King Cometh..."
Grogar is the evil fallen god of dark magic, and the pioneer of dark magic as it exists in modern Equus.
- Control Freak: Tambelon under his rule is an extreme dictatorship where the people have no free will, and minor infractions are severely punished. Whenever his minions did not cheer as decreed by him, they were thrown into the Realm of Darkness, where they would wander for eternity.
- Deity of Human Origin: Was once a mortal ram. How and when he managed to Ascend is speculated in-universe, it's widely agreed that he gained immortality by the time he usurped the throne from Tambelon's original rulers, and has possibly become a demonic force in the shape of the ram he used to be.
- Freudian Excuse: He's extremely controlling because the incompetence of Tambelon's former rulers convinced him that all mortals are incompetent and weak-minded without the guidance of a strong leader.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Once, he cut down extremely large portions of Equus's forests to provide resources in taking over the planet. This enraged the nature goddess, Gaea, so much that her rampage forced him to flee to the Shadow Realm.
- Seven Deadly Sins: Weaponized; his entry describes his magic as being based on negative emotions, with focus being on the seven sins. For example, Wrath increases his physical strength tenfold (along with his anger), while Sloth creates instant prisons that contain and restrain his enemies.
Guardians of Puddinghead
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The undead champion of Stampede, a rogue Sauropodian god of Greed. He has clashed with Marshal Braveheart from Equestria at one point.
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Khuligan the Brutal
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Faction: Cattle Rustlers
"Might makes right! And I'm the biggest, baddest big-shot brigand of the south!"
- Adaptational Villainy: While a brutal outlaw in canon, in this version he adds kidnapping, hostage-taking, and attempted murder to his list of crimes.
- Eviler Than Thou: On the receiving end. He teamed up with Hex, and has been played like a fiddle the entire time.
- Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: Ran into this problem. He was a dangerous outlaw in sourthern Equestria...because there weren't any experienced heroes there yet. Rarity and Applejack were able to mop the floor with his entire gang.
Lady Prismis, the Baleful Spectrum
Alignment: Lawful Evil
Type: Rainbow Pony/Sorceress/Well-Intentioned Extremist
Faction: The Sisterhood of Light
"Under my light, there shall be no more hatred."
Lord Grimgard, the Latest
Alignment: Lawful Evil
"Evil always finds a way."
— Motto of the Grimgards, attributed to Head Minion Knots.
- Dark Mistress: He has several "Mistresses" that he had encountered at various points in his life, and they all have been speculated in-universe to be responsible for his personality. The most prominent of them are: A well-meaning yet bossy, orderly, and independent mare; a gorgeous-looking and materialistic noble/royal mare who has been known for being a manipulative temptress and negotiator; and a haughty and powerful royal sorceress who initially opposed but eventually allied with Grimgard against a common enemy out of pure necessity. There are indications that these three Mistresses are engaged in a power-struggle against each other, both wanting to be the sole recipient of his affections and using Grimgard himself as well as his minions and resources as a pawn in their own schemes.
- Destructive Saviour: Is a Noble Demon who does downright heroic things for honourable or pragmatic reasons, but like any Evil Overlord, he is a mighty and dangerous adversary able and willing to brutally destroy his foes and any obstacles in his way. Also, he has a perchance for property damage and looting if he could get away with it like a certain 'Hero of Time'...
- Enemy Mine: Implied; one of his three "Mistresses" was a haughty and powerful royal sorceress who allied with him against a common enemy out of pure necessity.
- Expy: Of the Overlords from Evil Overlord-playing game franchise of the same name. They're both Evil Overlords that are entirely covered in armor, and they practice an honorable brand of Pragmatic Evil where their actions can seem downright heroic. Hilariously, they also got the constant looting and tendency to commit vandalism, which has made him similar to a certain reincarnating swordspony.
- Evil Minions: The primary forces of the present Lord Grimgard and his predecessors are Nether Gremlins, Gremlins off-shoots who originated from the 'Netherrealms' of Equus, regions or Pocket Dimensions saturated with Fel-magic energies that twisted them mind and body over generations.
- They even come in four different tribes/subspecies/races with unique abilities each like the Minions in the Overlord games. 'Browns' are tough fighters which could use weapons, 'Reds' are weak but flame-proof and capable of ranged fire attacks, 'Greens' are stealthy poison-immune backstabbers, and 'Blues' can magically raise dead minions and swim.
- On top of them, Grimgard the Latest is also branching out and adding auxiliary minion forces from his present conquests to bolster his armies, which include Alvslog Deer, Calvlings, Ponies, Diamond Dogs, Griffons and others from his new conquests.
- Evil vs. Evil: Interestingly, most of Lord Grimgard's conquests and conflicts had primarily been against several hedge realms that were ruled or terrorized by tyrants and fallen champions, which is not unlike the followers of Temnoism, who vehemently oppose "destructive" Evil. Notably, he defeated/killed them in the same way that echoed the behavior of said tyrants and champions, which earned him the Undying Loyalty of those he liberated/bargained with. Many of his present rivals and competitors are also Evil Overlords in their own right.
- Evil Overlord: Part of a line infamous for playing it so straight its set standards for many other evil overlords of the Third/Fourth Age, and he is no exception. However, what sets him apart from his more incompetent and unstable predecessors is his strict code of honor, allowing his pragmatism to get veer towards the heroic side at times.
- Giant Space Flea Out Of Nowhere: Is a metaphoric one in-universe, since apparently he just showed up one day out of nowhere to pick up the mantle of the Grimgards, and reassert a dominion that had been on a sabbatical for centuries. Nobody knows anything about him, and both his motives and background is still up in the air for speculation. However, his status and role as a tyrant has caused certain factions to see him as a threat, especially among the fanatical and morally puristic "heroes" who follow the goddess of Punishment, Poena.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: Head Minion Knots, to Lord Grimgards past and present. Unlike the other Nether Gremlins that serve their Evil Overlord, Head Minion Knots (Tenth of his line) is notably far more reserved, calculating, intelligent and knowledgeable than his brethren, with sharp, devious wits and a snide sense of humour, and had been instrumental help with his master's conquests and running his domain. He's so good in fact, some suspect Head Minion Knots is actually the person running the show, feigning faux-subservience to Lord Grimgard in a manipulative ploy that would impress the Summer Court Changelings. This is implied to be true at least for some of the more incompetent and unstable Grimgards in the past.
- Karmic Death: A few notable incidents had him inflicting this on other tyrants, overlords, and Fallen champions, due to his pragmatic and even heroic code of honor.
- A rather slothful Alvslog Deer king let his realm, as well as himself, be corrupted and twisted into nightmares by fell influences, while allowing many of his subjects, especially the does, be enslaved by a greedy Diamond Dog tyrant out of laziness. Grimgard would purge both the forested realm and the lazy king, and free the enslaved Deer from the Diamond Dogs, earning their staunch loyalty.
- The ruler of a Calvling hedge-kingdom was a rather gluttonous slob, and would have his subjects plunder the local countryside to satiate his voracious appetite. Grimgard blew him up and spared his subjects, as they were victims as well as perpetrators, in exchange for providing food for his realm.
- A Diamond Dog tyrant let greed overtake him, to the point where he enslaved many people and forced them to mine away gold and gems for his benefit. Grimgard threw him into a vat of molten gold and released his slaves, in exchange for a tithe of riches so he could finance his realm and armies.
- A pony champion of a city-state fell to lust and hedonism, and consorted with demons and succubi while the city state he once protected fell to plague and undeath. Grimgard purged the demons and slew the fallen pony champion as if he was no better than the demons he associated with, and had his minions help with rebuilding.
- Kleptomaniac Hero: Well, "villain", but hilariously, he shares the same money-grubbing tendencies that Gleaming Shield's various mortal incarnations have, as well as his tendencies to commit vandalism and other forms of property damage.
- Magic Knight: Is a capable physical fighter with an axe, mace or sword, and also an able spell-caster thanks to his Gauntlet of Conquest, focused mostly on pyromancy, limited mind control, magic-shielding and minion-enhancement.
- The Minion Master: Like the Overlords he's based on, Lord Grimgard the Latest and his predecessors are this, controlling armies of Nether Gremlins through a special artifact called the Gauntlet of Domination that's part of his Tin Tyrant armor.
- Mysterious Past: Due to the complete lack of any information about his identity, everything about him and his past is still ambiguous and unknown. Some speculated from his conduct he might had been a Fallen Hero or one who lost his memory and was unwittingly roped into playing the role by minions desperate for a master. Because of this, Princess Luna's Night Guards and the Changeling agents from the Spring Court are actively investigating his background.
- Not So Above It All: For all his credit, he still does some villainous things, most notably sharing with his Minions and a certain 'Hero of Time' a perchance for property damage and looting anything that he could get away with. This made him rich... but also left him with an enormous bill, and may eventually attract the attention of actual Dragons and tax collectors who are both eager to get their hooves/claws on his stash of treasures.
- Pragmatic Evil: Most of the Grimgards, including the latest one, are known to be this, not indulging in atrocities as many Evil Overlords do and willing to do downright noble or even heroic things if only out of pragmatism. It served to make them very effective and avoid being Stupid Evil.
- Rather than punishing the Calvlings and Diamond Dogs whose land he conquered for their gluttony and greed (Which is mostly due to their gluttonous and greedy rulers that he defeated), he spares them in exchange for them providing his domain food, materials and wealth to support, equip and finance his armies and domain.
- The Alvslog Deer Forest Realm and Pony City-state were weakened by internal catastrophes, largely thanks to the laziness, corruption, and incompetence of the Alvslog Forest's Deer king and Fallen pony champion, respectively, and would had been easy prey for the slaughter. Instead, Lord Grimgard the Latest go out of his way to actually help them, purging the corruption afflicting the former and purging the undead and demons terrorizing the latter, and even help them recover by saving their people and rebuilding their lands. This not only lets him acquire two healthy and prospering territories, but also won him undying loyalty of the Alvslog Deer and Ponies living there.
- Rising Empire: A petty/hedge empire that is filling up the Evil Power Vacuum left behind by the fall of the Storm Empire and domains of other Evil Overlords. It's rising so quickly in fact it's worrying the civilized states and heroic groups/organizations near the lawless region it is expanding into.
- Tin Tyrant: Explicitly called such by Cultura, as his 'Arcanite-Steel' panopy covers him completely from face to hooves with metal. He is almost never seen without his armour and helm, leaving him unidentifiable.
- Villainous Legacy: The current Lord Grimgard is only the latest (It's even part of his title) in the infamously long-lasting 'Grimgard Line', which as of the Latest is around two Ages (some 15,000 years) and fifty generations long. It's even stated that the Grimgard Line is less a familial line and more a legacy, and like many Grimgards the Latest isn't related to any predecessors.
Malus Tenebris, the Usurper King
A power-hungry and ambitious tyrant Gleaming Shield once fought in one of his lifetimes.
- Ambition Is Evil: He wanted Onyx Flare's throne for himself, and sided with Blood Fang, who presumably gave him the power necessary to overthrow her. Later on, his plans would extend to conquering Hyrule and shrouding Equus in "twilight" - something that caused Blood Fang to betray and sabotage Malus so he would be left vulnerable to the mercies of Gleaming Shield and a vengeful Onyx Flare.
- Dark Is Evil: Implied, as his name means "Evil Darkness" in Latin, and he usurped Queen Onyx Flare for her throne.
- Expy: Of Zant, given that they both usurped a Queen to take their throne out of lust for power and prestige.
- Meaningful Name: His name means Evil Darkness in Latin, and he's a villain who usurped Onyx Flare, the Queen of Shadows, from her rightful throne in his bid for power.
- Unwitting Pawn: Blood Fang played Malus like a fiddle, appearing to him as a god so he would get a loyal pawn to do his dirty work. He would later betray Malus and sabotage him once the latter's plans to conquer Hyrule were made clear, leaving him vulnerable to Gleaming Shield and Onyx Flare. This caused Malus to snap his own neck in despair and spite, killing Blood Fang as well.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: He sided with Blood Fang so he could gain power necessary to usurp Onyx Flare's rightful throne, unaware that Blood Fang was playing him like a fiddle. Once Malus's intentions to conquer Hyrule and cover Equus in eternal twilight were made clear, however, Blood Fang betrayed Malus and set him up to fail in a confrontation against Gleaming Shield and Onyx Flare. This would later prove extremely detrimental to Blood Fang as he forged a magical bond with Malus to empower him as his "god"; in spiteful despair, Malus snapped his own neck, killing Blood Fang in the process.
Mignons, the Yellow Minions
Character: Villain/Anti-Villains/Anti-Heroes/Heroes (??)
Alignment: Neutral Evil/True Neutral/Neutral Good (??)
Type: Minions/Thrall Race/Servant Species/Reckless Dangers
Faction: Various Overlords and Villains
"Para tu, masta!" ("For you, master!")
— A Mignon named Dave, prior to accidentally blowing up his superior after presenting what seemed to be an exotic-looking pineapple they found as a gift, which turned out to be an primed Blastfire bomb.
- Adorable Evil Minions: They share similar appearances to the Minions they are expies of, so that is to be expected. The fact that they are so cute and comical made it very difficult for people to hate them, despite being willingly subservient to evil villains throughout their entire collective existence. Being Affably Evil Nice Guys also helps.Sweetie Belle: [Hugging one of them] "Eeeee - ! So cuuute!"
- Affably Evil: They serve the biggest, baddest villains around, but they are also very friendly, nice, loyal, enthusiastic, and oddly innocent as evil minions, to the point that they have virtually no malevolent motivation beyond loyally serving their masters. This gets lampshaded by a lawyer defending some of them from being prosecuted for their crimes. This is Exploited by said lawyer who made it central to his defense of the Mignons, by pointing out just how absurd it is for someone so cute, bumbling and non-threatening to have the malicious intent necessary to establish their guilt beyond reasonable doubt (And it worked!).
- The Ageless: Despite their high metabolisms, the Mignons are biologically immortal and only die due to diseases, catastrophes, violence or accidents. It is heavily implied individual Mignons could live for eons, though they don't make much of a big deal over it.
- Beware the Silly Ones: They're bumbling, adorable, and genuinely nice despite working for the bad guys. However, they can become very dangerous, cunning and adaptable under the right circumstances. They predated Ponykind by aeons and outlived many more powerful and capable beings and civilizations. They could survive things that could kill most other beings and consider it merely slapstick, and could sustain themselves on just about anything edible. They're so tenacious as minions that they could do the most grueling work and take the most terrible abuses that would had broken most other beings and keep going at it without question or thanks. They are so loyal they earn the respect of many evil villains who might otherwise had disregarded them as incompetent and worthless. And while they might screw up badly, when they set out to do something they WILL get things done, whether alone or together with many, many others like themselves. Do NOT underestimate these guys.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: According to the entry, they are highly-evolved (or artificially bio-engineered) members of the Foraminifera phylum of amoeboid protists which are distant relatives of the Xenophyophore/Monothalamea, making them basically over-sized, intelligent, multi-nucleated (numbering in the thousands) unicellular organisms composed of granular ectoplasm contained within thick yellow membranes. They could think, stand upright and digest solid foods despite lacking any identifiable nervous system, skeleton and digestive tracts, which together with their bizarre forms simultaneously made them both flexible and durable, capable of taking comical but also normally lethal amounts of damage none-worse-for-wear. They are also biologically ageless despite their high metabolisms and reproduce asexually by budding.
- Elephant in the Living Room: They were apparently around for a very long time (even in the mundane 'Second Age'), had played some major if not significant roles throughout Known History, and everybody do in fact notice and acknowledge their existence, but their inconspicuous nature were such that nobody finds their presence and antics particularly odd or a big deal, no matter how much they stood out from everybody else.
- This is lampshaded by Princess Stitching Time, who point out that they were literally the only other prominent non-Ponies around in her and her mother Patch's time, and yet no-pony seem to think that is a big deal compare to say superheroes flying around and alien attacks.Princess Stitching Time: Honestly, those little yellow guys are weird. I remember back in the day I saw them walking around buying groceries, gathering about newstands laughing at the funny papers, playing with kids like me, or doing silly faces at the windows on their days off, and they never seem to catch any attention at all. I mean, we KNOW theyre there, and every now and then when they busted some B or C-list bad-guy they would put them in custody as well, but these guys might as well be freaking aliens and nopony seem to think theyre different or out of the ordinary. Mom would get super-excited when she spotted superheroes flying overhead or read about astronauts landing on one of Joves moons, but she didnt even bat an eye when a group of these guys - on vacation, I think - walked passed us while we visited the Bitish Isles that one time. Heck, I dont think I even pay them much attention myself. Just what the hay is wrong with them? With us?
- A short Codexverse drabble depicts one Second-Age incident where both Queen Dazzleglow and Golden Scepter found some Mignons fooling around with an office printer by taking pictures of their own butts with it, leaving the latter utterly flabbergasted. Dazzleglow then suggests not to think too hard about it.Golden Scepter: ...What. WHAT.
Queen Dazzleglow: Me too, Golden... me too. I think it's best that we don't think too much about what they do and why they do it.
Golden Scepter: ...Agreed.
- This is lampshaded by Princess Stitching Time, who point out that they were literally the only other prominent non-Ponies around in her and her mother Patch's time, and yet no-pony seem to think that is a big deal compare to say superheroes flying around and alien attacks.
- Epic Fail: To often Beyond the Impossible levels. Related to their questionable competence as minions to evil overlords and diabolical masterminds, their rambunctious and simple-minded natures made them prone to spectacular mishaps that screw up their masters' plans just as spectacularly.
- In the 'First Age', when they were serving the Penguin Emperors of the Charlatan Dynasty, they somehow managed to set one of the Emperor Penguins' Ice Fortresses on fire. In frozen southern lands of Notusia. This cost the Emperor Penguins one of their major wars against Rainbow Empress Megann and the Paradise Estate/Empire, and resulted in the Mignons becoming Persona Non Grata among the Ice-Empires there to the present day.
- They somehow managed to get several Count Dracolts killed over the ages, several of them the same manner of being burnt to ashes by sunlight out of a misguided attempt to throw them 'Wake-Up Parties' as they come back from their slumbers.
- They somehow blew one of the greatest generals of the Kulesian-Mazlander Commonwealth out of a cannon towards the enemy lines, apparently resulting in one of the worst ever military disasters in history that ended in the complete rout of the Commonwealth's forces by an alliance of the Old Roedinian Kingdoms. Fortunately for the locals, this turned out to be a blessing in disguise as the disaster resulted in Grand Prince Smooth Talk, grandson of the notorious Grand Princess Silver Tongue, eventually being deposed of and killed, allowing the Kulesian-Mazlander Commonwealth to recover and reach political stability.
- They somehow managed to cause significant damage to the industrial, administrative, research and military command of the Storm Empire by complete accidents during their time spent in service of the Storm Empire. While not enough to cause their defeat during the 'Storm King Crisis', it was still palpable enough to hamper the Storm Empire during the conflict.
- In a non-villainous incident, they somehow managed to cause an explosion in Prince Steel Barricade's technical workshop with their well-meaning yet careless antics. Steel Barricade was so furious that he banned them from even going near his workshop again, and Prince Bright Eyes spotted at least one Mignon running past by with its head on fire during a conversation with Golden Scepter, to his mortification.Prince Steel Barricade: (shouting) OUT OF MY LABORATORY! OUT!!!
- Even Evil Has Standards: They may eagerly serve many bad guys throughout their existence, but even they have lines and standards that they will not cross.
- While they initially served the National Totalists of the Germane Third Reich back in the 'Second Age', when they found out about some of the darker atrocities they had been committing, even they were disgusted. So much in fact they apparently defected en-masse to the Hooviet Union (and join their brethren there) near the end of the Second Great War. That the Natzies had them on their kill-list when they were done using them also helped.
- They stayed far, far away from the Chrysalid Network and their leader, Spring Heart/'Chrysalis' (Implied to be a distant ancestor of Queen Chrysalis on her father's side, if not a reincarnation), considering her to be 'Nuttier than nuts!'. Going by her and her network's portrayal from E:ATM, that is entirely understandable.
- They also wanted nothing to do with Void Traveler. Considering he's an Equinoid Abomination Omnicidal Maniac who serves an even WORSE omnicidal Eldritch Abomination that wants to destroy Equus and the universe, that is saying something. A big screw-up on the Mignons' part made the enmity mutual.
- They refused to work with the likes of Unseelie Changelings and Ispita the Temptress, though that's more due to the fact they 'scared them'.
- Expy: Of Gru's Minions from the Despicable Me franchise. Gru himself, as well as his friends and family, have expies that existed back in the 'Second Age' and are still remembered fondly by the Mignons to the present day long after their deaths.
- Genetic Memory: They inherit the memories of their ancestors, and those spawned from them inherit the memories they have. This makes education redundant for their kind, and allow them to preserve considerable amount of knowledge and skills over the aeons.
- Minion with an F in Evil: Like their Minion counterparts/Expies, they are adorable, friendly, enthusiastic, and loyal to a fault... but they are also questionably effective at being evil in general, often causing more problems for their evil masters than helping with their plans in their screw-ups. At least a few individuals have spotted the Mignons goofing off, with everyone being none the wiser or treating it as a non-issue.
- Noodle Incident: The mutual enmity between them and Void Traveler is partly due to an incident involving 'A black hole generator, a faulty motherboard, and a metric tonne of spaghetti'.
- Super Toughness: Thanks to their bizarre biology, they could survive being flattened, set on fire, blown up, cut to pieces and take other forms of damage and come back none-worse-for-wear. Given their tendency to screw up in the most slapstick and spectacular manners, that trait is fortunate for them to have. One incident had them survive a laboratory explosion (which they caused), resulting in Prince Steel Barricade chasing them out of his workshop. All of them ran out screaming while covered in ash, though to Prince Bright Eyes' mortification, one Mignon passed by with his head still on fire.
- Time Abyss: These guys as a race came along with the first living creatures to move onto land in primordial times, and predated Ponykind and most other by far. This may apply to them even as individuals: An interview with one named 'Carl' by those compiling Codex Equus had him recalling serving a master which resembled one of the sapient Dinosaur races. When asked to clarify if he meant his kind serving him/her, 'Carl' confirmed that he meant personally serving him/her with his fellow Mignons. If he isn't confusing his own memories with that of his own ancestors, that means he may be more than 65 million years old.
- A Codexverse drabble implies that they may have been around even before the fall of the Alicorn Civilization, as Golden Scepter suspects seeing some Mignons fooling around in his continent-spanning palace during the Imperium era. He then wonders to his eighth son, Prince Crimson Star, how and why they managed to find work in the Imperium of Ponykind despite its blatant xenophobia.Crimson Star: (to Golden Scepter) To be fair, by your own recollection the Imperium of Ponykind certainly fit their standards of being the 'biggest, baddest and most despicable' people around. And even back then they made some exceptions in their policies to harmless and even useful 'Xenos' and non-Ponies.
- A Codexverse drabble implies that they may have been around even before the fall of the Alicorn Civilization, as Golden Scepter suspects seeing some Mignons fooling around in his continent-spanning palace during the Imperium era. He then wonders to his eighth son, Prince Crimson Star, how and why they managed to find work in the Imperium of Ponykind despite its blatant xenophobia.
Alignment: Neutral Evil
Type: Enforcer/Elite Minion/Assassin
Faction: Tyrannos Pantheon (Arma); Amoral Mercenaries
"See this telegraph book? It's a list. A list of everyone Arma wants killed. This week. Its my job to make sure the right people end up in the right shallow graves. Or ILL end up in one. And if these mercs arent paid, in full and on time? YOULL be right there with me."
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Type: Demon/Serial Killer
"One, two, Night Terror's coming for you~!"
Night Terror was born a Deer stag named "Innkeeper", who became a serial killer that specifically went after young fawns. At some point, he entered the service of Yarost, a member of the Four Terrors and the oldest son of the dark Deer god, Temnobog, seemingly unaware that he was just a pawn for Yarost to test the heroism of mortals. After a group of enraged parents burned him alive to avenge the children he killed, Inkeeper's soul was collected by Yarost and dragged down to Temnobog's hell-realms to earn his eternal punishment.
...Except something went wrong. Unbeknownst to Yarost, Inkeeper had made a deal with the fallen goddess, Ispita, who was also Yarost's mother. The deal allowed Inkeeper's malicious spirit to escape to the dream world, where he transformed into a dream demon. After taking on the name "Night Terror", he used his new powers of dream manipulation to continue the crime spree that he started in life, except this time he would absorb the souls of his victims to gain more power. Night Terror's reign of terror would end after he was confronted by Princess Luna and friend, Tenya, who freed the souls he devoured from his body, and threw him through a portal to the real world. Yarost, who was furious after learning about the second deal and Ispita's involvement, then seized his chance and snatched the now powerless Night Terror back to hell, this time with no chances of coming back.
Night Terror was a thoroughly sadistic individual who had a very dark sense of humor. Although he was depraved in life, he got worse after death once he managed to escape the consequences of his actions. Using the powers of dream manipulation, Night Terror would go after the dream selves of his victims, allowing them to be killed in real life with little to no explanation behind their deaths. Another perk of being a dream demon is that he's able to gain power from devouring the souls of his victims, rendering them trapped forever inside his body. However, there's one drawback - souls or not, he's completely powerless in the real world, being as strong as the normal stag he once was.
Night Terror serves as a prime example of why it is completely inadvisable to worm one's way out of punishments that were rightfully earned. It is rumored that his ultimate fate was being turned into Yarost's plaything in retaliation for being cheated out of a wicked soul to torment.
- Adaptation Expansion: Freddy's existence in the dream realm is explained here: As Innkeeper, he would make a secret deal with Ispita to avoid going to hell for his crimes, so when he was fatally burned alive, he ended up in the dream realms instead of the hell-realms like Yarost originally intended.
- Captain Ersatz: Of Freddy Krueger, being despicable, dark-humored criminals who became absolutely monstrous beings in the dream world after death. They even shared the same deaths via being burned alive by their victims' grieving parents, and are defeated when the souls they devoured either turn against them, or break loose from their bodies. However, unlike Freddy, Night Terror became the terror of the dream realm by striking a secret second deal with Ispita, allowing him to cheat his way out of his eternal punishment in the hell-realms. And unlike Freddy, who always comes back through negative emotions, Fortunately, he doesn't come back after Princess Luna and Tenya defeat him, and a furious Yarost gets his hooves on him.
- Deal with the Devil:
- In his mortal life, he made a deal with Temnobog's eldest son, Yarost, so he could continue murdering young fawns. He ends up being burned alive by the parents of his victims.
- However, he made a secret second deal with Yarost's mother, Ispita, so he could escape his punishment and continue his crime spree. Thus, he ended up in the dream world, where he would terrorize innocents and leave no trace behind. This infuriated Yarost when he found out about the deal, and presumably teamed up with Princess Luna and Tenya to find him. Luna and Tenya would confront and defeat Night Terror, which ended with Yarost dragging him off to hell.
- Didn't See That Coming: He totally didn't expect that there would be deities whose portfolios also lie in dream manipulation, such as Princess Luna and Tenya, the Abyssinian goddess of Sleep. This is what spelled his defeat the second time.
- Dream Walker: One of his abilities gained after becoming a dream demon. This is what allowed him to continue his killing spree unhindered until Luna and Tenya stopped him.
- Karma Houdini: He thought he could get out of the punishment Yarost planned for him by making a secret deal with Yarost's mother, Ispita. Not only did this backfire, as there were dream-based deities like Luna and Tenya, but learning of the deal infuriated Yarost, who instead gave his pawn a most severe punishment after dragging him down to his hell-fief.
- Karma Houdini Warranty: After his first death, he managed to worm his way out of being sent to hell by making a secret second deal with Ispita, Yarost's fallen mother, so that his soul would instead end up in the dream world. However, what he didn't plan for was the arrival of dream-based deities like Princess Luna and Tenya, who rendered him powerless by freeing the souls he devoured, and threw him through a portal into the real world, where Yarost was waiting.
- Karmic Death:
- The first time he died, he was burnt alive by the angry parents of the fawns he killed. Then it's subverted when it turns out he made a secret deal with Ispita to escape his punishment, allowing him to evade Yarost and end up in the dream world.
- His crime spree finally and truly came to an end when both Princess Luna and Tenya confronted and defeating him by freeing all the souls of his devoured victims, then threw him through a portal into the real world. This time, a furious Yarost was waiting for him, and dragged his soul off to hell where he was made just a nameless plaything as punishment.
- The Marvelous Deer: Averted, as he's a Deer stag who's also a Serial Killer that primarily went after children. He got even worse after making a deal with Ispita and turning into a dream demon... but that would later come to an end when Princess Luna and Tenya defeated him and threw him into the real world, where Yarost was waiting at that exact spot so he could collect his wicked soul.
- Oh, Crap!: His reaction to being thrown into the real world, and discovering that a furious Yarost was waiting for him the whole time, was one of complete horror.
- The Problem with Fighting Death: He thought he could cheat his way out of his punishment after death by making a secret deal with Ispita, which was how he ended up in the dream world and became a dream demon. This infuriated Yarost, as oath-breakers and Ispita are a few things that quickly send him into a near-boiling rage. So once Night Terror was defeated by Luna and Tenya and thrown into the real world, Yarost seized him and dragged him down to his hell-fief for a severe punishment. Temnobog even lampshades how Night Terror landed himself in hot water by trying to become a Karma Houdini.
- Serial Killer: Much like Freddy Krueger, he went after children both before and after death. Once in the dream realm, he would continue his spree until he was ultimately defeated by benevolent deities and dragged off to hell by Yarost.
- Too Dumb to Live: His attempt to cheat death landed him deeper into the fire, which is lampshaded by Temnobog.Temnobog: [Night Terror] had discovered that while doing our wicked will is already a poor decision, trying to outsmart their punishment is an even poorer one.
- Would Hurt a Child: Like his character inspiration, he would target and kill young children as a Serial Killer. This got him burned alive and killed by their aggrieved parents... but a secret deal with Ispita allowed him to escape Temnobog's hell-realms and continue his crime spree in the dream world. Unfortunately for him, both Princess Luna and Tenya would confront and defeat him before throwing him into the real world, where Yarost was waiting.
- Your Soul Is Mine: Of the "Killed Too" variety. Much like Freddy Krueger, his character inspiration, Night Terror eats the souls of those he kills from the dream world, gradually increasing his power. However, it's possible to render him powerless by freeing said souls, which is what Luna and Tenya did before throwing him into the real world.
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Onda Ryggraden, the Scourge of the Nine Seas
A villainous warrior-pirate that has been worshiped as some kind of deity by a group of fallen and malicious warriors, and resurrected as a Lich. At one point, two of Emperor Golden Scepter's sons, Prince Fanged Paw and Prince Written Word, teamed up to fight and permanently put an end to him.
- Back from the Dead: Implied; Prince Written Word's entry mentions that he was apparently summoned as some kind of "god" by a clan of fallen and malicious warriors. He would come back as a Lich.
- Expy: Of Spinal, being undead warrior-pirates.
- The Marvelous Deer: Averted, as he's described as a Deer Lich warrior/pirate who was worshiped as a god by a clan of malicious warriors, and was apparently summoned from the dead by them to sow terror.
- Meaningful Name: His name translates to "Evil Spine" in Swedish.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: An evil Deer Lich warrior/pirate named "Onda Ryggraden", which is a cool and terrifying name on its own. It also translates to "Evil Spine" in Swedish.
- Red Baron: Known as "the Scourge of the Nine Seas".
Princess Apterus, the Accursed Child
Court Affiliation: Formally Uncatagorized, as she was never officially accepted into any/Spring
"I will have whats mine returned!"
The hybrid daughter of Dragon Lord Vulcan and Changeling Queen Acherontia. After her parents were forcibly separated and sealed away out of their respective people's disgust and hatred towards their relationship, Apertus had to endure the abuse of a very cruel Changeling King since childhood. Twisted by her experiences, she's justifiably angry, and seeks to gain what was rightfully 'hers'.
- Arc Villain: Serves as one with Xestobium and Toxikon, the second of the 'Changeling/Dragon Trilogy'.
- Captain Ersatz: Of Meteora Butterfly, being princesses and legitimate heirs to royal parents, and being hated by racist individuals for being born, which led to her being abandoned to be raised by an extremely abusive parental figure. However, she has a bit of Crossbreed Priscilla regarding her actual heritage.
- Create Your Own Villain: Unwittingly created as a result of the prejudices between Changelingkind (Spring Court, specifically) and Dragonkind, who both loathed and feared her for who and what she represented. This pissed off a lot of non-Changeling and non-Dragon deities, who called out both sides and made it a point to save only innocent bystanders from the destruction while letting those responsible for Apertus's situation fall victim to the very child they mistreated.
- Hybrid Power: Is a dragon/changeling hybrid, and a immensely powerful to the point of being The Juggernaut.
- Killed Off for Real: Subverted. After her parents were forced to destroy her, a remorseful Empress Blackrose called upon her fellow Divine allies to help her rectify this tragedy by combining their magic to resurrect Apterus as an newborn egg, giving Apterus the second chance at life she deserved.
- Implacable Man: Due to Apterus's unique Changeling/Dragon heritage, nothing the Spring Court Changelings nor the Dragonflights threw in her way even slowed her down during her rampage. The only way she was stopped was when a dragon and a Changeling worked together to oppose her, such as Thorax and Ember and her own parents, Queen Acherontia and Dragon Lord Vulcan.
- Psychotic Manchild: Noted in her entry that during her rampage she behaved like a broken, abused child, lashing out at everything around her.
- Red Baron: "The Accursed Child", due to being viewed as an "abomination" by both Changelingkind and Dragonkind because of her status as the first Royal Changeling/Dragon hybrid.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Against the Spring Court and Dragonkind for what they did to her and her parents, which mostly consisted of a literal rampage in a greed-growth form towards her parents' former territories, with the intention of recovering what was hers - even if she ends up destroying everyone and everything in her way to do so.
- Trauma Conga Line: She arguably had just as bad as Xestobium before her and Toxikon after her.
- Tragic Villain: Driven mad from a lifetime (Read: a millennium's worth) of abuse by a particularly cruel Changeling King who kidnapped her and the revelation of her true heritage, then became obsessed with recovering 'what was hers' from those who inherited her parents' thrones and symbols of office, too crazed to even care if she would end up destroying all that she was trying to retake in the process.
Queen Mab I, the Fae Preeminent
Divine Classification: Ethereal
Portfolio: Nature, Chaos, Entropy
"It's a shame you are all still so dull! Maybe if I turn some of you into worms, with a hundred eyes and a hundred legs? The world could do with a little makeover..."
Queen Mab I is the mother of Queen Mab II, and the Fae goddess of Nature, Chaos, and Entropy. She was once the ruler of the Fae pantheon and Faekind in general, but after going through traumatic events that was implied to be a familial rebellion similar to what Empress Blackrose went through with her First-Spawn children, as well as things related to the 'Cycle' Queen Dazzleglow mentioned, the ex-Queen just... snapped. So powerful was her might and insanity that it united all the Fae against her, including Changelingkind, in the First Great Fae War. Despite efforts to seal her, Mab I eventually escaped and caused the Second Great Fae War, where not only did the fae fought her, but they received aid from non-fae for the first time in eons, including Discord, who entered a tentative alliance with the Changeling Progenitors despite them being bitter enemies.
Due to her fall into villainy, Mab II helped overthrow her mother and would eventually become a co-leader of the Breezie pantheon with her husband, King Sefyr.
- Ancient Evil: She's a Primeval-rank Fae deity, and attempted to conquer all fae on Equus at one point.
- Captain Ersatz: She's inspired by what Word of God has said regarding Oberon's mother Queen Mab from Gargoyles.
- Cold Iron: Downplayed. She's described in her profile as an "old school" fae, but she's so powerful that it takes a lot of iron-made enchantments to weaken her. Fortunately, the Elements of Harmony and Rainbow Power are much more efficient.
- Complete Immortality: One of the most dangerous things about her: her chaos manipulation includes quantum mechanics, and makes her 'mathematically immortal,' at least as long as she believes she is. She was sealed away both times because her enemies simply couldn't figure out how to actually kill her.
- Disaster Dominoes: One of her applications of Chaos magic is inducing "butterfly effects", creating random events that eventually prove incredibly unlucky and destructive for her enemies.
- The Dreaded: She has the honor of being one of few beings that manage to disturb Emperor Blackthorn, and that's saying something. Worse yet, she's so powerful and insane that she caused both Changeling Progenitors to ally with Discord in order to take her down.
- Evil Matriarch: She's the mother of the current Queen Mab, who helped overthrow and defeat her in the Great Fae War.
- Godzilla Threshold: Speaks volumes of just how dangerous and powerful Queen Mab I is when the Changeling Progenitors had to ally with Discord in the Second Great Fae War, given both of them hated him immensely. Faekind as a whole also received help from other Non-Faekind, which is stated to be unprecedented.
- The High Queen: It's implied she was once a benevolent ruler, like Blackrose. Unlike her, she fell into evil and madness after experiencing an event that's heavily similar to the Changelings' First-Spawn Rebellion, and never recovered from it.
- Mad God: She's a Primeval-rank Fae deity, making her one of the oldest deities in Equus, yet she's described by her entry as completely insane.
- The Magnificent: Queen Mab I, the "Fae Preeminent".
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Was imprisoned after the Great Fae War by the combined forces of the Breezie Pantheon and the leaders of two (possibly three if the Amber Royal was indeed involved) Changeling Courts. In addition to her sheer power, this is in part due to the fact she has Complete Immortality and might not be possible to kill.
- The Wonderland: What Queen Mab I's domain looks like when in full control of it, not like the World Gone Mad Discord creates whenever he was in power. Given how nuts she is, it isn't much of an improvement.
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Alignment: Neutral Evil
"The best thing in life is to be tricky!"
- Expy: Downplayed but his story does bare some similarites to Darth Plagueis to the point that it's even referred to as a "tragedy".
- Faux Affably Evil: Has been described as leading his foes to their deaths while acting as their friend.
- Freudian Excuse: Along with being abandoned by his birth parents, Sacanas was picked on by other foals in Magic Kindergarten for his appearence and, when it came to the entrane exam for Princess Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns, he accidentally killed his adoptive mother.
- Meaningful Name: Sacanas is Portuguese for "trickster".
- Shrouded in Myth: It's implied that his codex entry is one of many stories surrounding the person (or persons) who made the Staff of Sacanas.
- Too Dumb to Live: Having drinks with an obvious Omnicidal Maniac probably wasn't one of Sacanas' wiser ideas.
- The Trickster: If his type and the above quote didn't already give this away.
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Type: Mana Drake/Pragmatist/Master Manipulator
"Ruling the world? Oh, that's adorable. I think I'd prefer to burn it down instead."
- Bastard Understudy: To Sacanas, eventually becoming a full-on Starscream.
- Expy: Of Darth Sidious, especially his Darth Plagueis iteration.
- For the Evulz: Similar to fellow Mana Drake, Valefor, it's not entirely known the reason why he does what he does other than he enjoys it.
- Grand Theft Me: Tried to overwrite Celestia's consciousness with his own. He failed and got sent to Tartarus for his troubles.
- Matricide: While flying over a volcano with his mother, he intentionally scratched one of her wings, sending her falling to a fiery death.
- Omnicidal Maniac: States he'd rather destroy the world than rule it.
- The Sociopath: Along with having a history of juvenile delinquence, he murdered his own mother with no remorse, wants to destroy the world for no apparent reason and has been described as having shallow emotions.
Scions of Hurricane
The Shadowed Ones
Sharun, the Herald of Evil
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Type: Undead/Sphinx/Warlock/Divine Champion
Faction: Apoph-Kat's Apostles (Leader)
- "So long as evil exists... Sharun lives!"
Surtr Muspellson, the Swarthy One
- See their folder entries here.
Tyrantlestia, the Unconquered Sun
Alignment: Lawful Evil
Type: Tyrant/False Deity/Manipulator
"Kneel before the Unconquered Sun!"
The Tulpa that would become "Imitation Celestia" or, more popularly, "Tyrantlestia" was born during the very stressful aftermath of the Storm King Crisis.
In the opening stages of the Storm Empire's invasion of Equestria, the Equestrian Princesses Celestia, Luna, and Cadence were ambushed, petrified by orbs of magical petrifying gas, and imprisoned as statues by the Storm King and his most trusted general, Tempest Shadow. This gave birth to a wildly perpetuated rumor that the royal Alicorns, save for Twilight Sparkle, had cloistered themselves away in Canterlot to drink tea and watch their country fall. Celestia was especially condemned as a tyrant who willingly sold out Equestria to the enemy. Despite the heroes involved releasing the truth (as well as participating in ongoing efforts to quell rumors/propaganda set by Clovenists, Autorists, and Propagare cultists), public opinion of Celestia remained at an all-time low.
One group of conspiracy theorists tried using a magic ritual to expose Celestia's "true colors" as part of the "Free Equestria" movement. However, the unstable magic and the conspiracy theorists' fanatical delusions combined to create Tyrantlestia, who immediately set out to conquer Equestria and claim Celestia's throne.[WIP]
- Bling of War: She often dresses ostentatiously to make herself appear as a goddess compared to the divine Celestia's modesty, and as such her royal regalia is ornately detailed and being inset with numerous amethyst stones, her tiara-crown bearing a pair of draconic horns, and her body being strapped with additional jewelry. She also looks this way when she fights.
- Break Them by Talking: Tyrantlestia often breaks her enemies with a "The Reason You Suck" Speech, making them doubt themselves until they are too emotionally broken to challenge her. She nearly succeeded with Celestia during their fight, but when Celestia gained a Heroic Second Wind from hearing the encouragement of her subjects and loved ones, she proceeded to break her by talking, causing Tyrantlestia to have an epic Villainous Breakdown that left her vulnerable to being magically vaporized by Celestia.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: As a Tulpa created to "expose" Celestia as a tyrant, she literally cannot comprehend why Celestia's own subjects would continue supporting and cheering for her despite everything. This combined with Celestia's own "The Reason You Suck" Speech reduces Tyrantlestia to little more than a screaming foal throwing an epic tantrum.
- Evil Counterpart: Serves as one for Princess Celestia.
- Celestia sees herself as a very flawed person despite being an Alicorn, and genuinely regrets the mistakes she has done in the past. Tyrantlestia sees herself as a legitimate goddess despite only being a Tulpa, and does horrible things for the sake of power and authority, while either trying to justify them with excuses or pins the blame on someone else.
- Celestia is genuinely benevolent, tries to look out for her subjects in any way she can, and nurtures them to greatness. Tyrantlestia believes in securing her own power and authority, and is willing to psychologically suppress and even physically and magically harm her subjects to ensure their complete obedience, and sees them as little more than animals that need to be culled.
- Celestia is a true goddess, with her power being derived from her Sun domain, and has rippling hair that resembles a morning sunrise. Tyrantlestia is a Tulpa with draconic traits typical of a Nightmarified pony like reptilian eyes and a spacial mane and tail of fire, and whose magic is powered by hatred, thus making her little more than a mockery of her good counterpart.
- Faux Affably Evil: Deconstructed. As described by her profile, Tyrantlestia tries to hide her more evil and tyrannical traits with a "sickeningly sweet demeanor" that is actually little more than a wicked mockery of Celestia's genuine benevolence, as she won't hesitate her true colors if things don't go her way or if her subjects resist her. Once she's exposed, she's revealed to be a one-dimensional Psychopathic Manchild whose existence revolves around her own selfish hatred, would bully others to get some semblance of power and authority from them, and would try to get people to like her with a fake mask of benevolence that only shows the extent of her hypocrisy.
- A God Am I: She genuinely believes that she's the "real" Celestia and therefore a legitimate goddess, which is rather ironic since she's a mortal Tulpa. To play this up, she dresses herself in ostentatiously ornate royal regalia with additional jewelry. This is what partially sets her apart from Celestia, who only sees herself as a flawed being and is uncomfortable with being worshiped.
- Hypocrite: As a "False Deity"-type Tulpa created by those who sought to expose Celestia as a tyrant, Tyrantlestia embodies the traits of a tyrant that she believes Celestia is guilty of. When Celestia calls her out on this during her Heroic Second Wind, it partially leads to an epic Villainous Breakdown.
- Karmic Death: In her short life, she acted like a tyrant by cruelly breaking people with her speeches, passing herself off as a goddess, and trying to prove that her good counterpart, Celestia, is the real tyrant. She also tried to break Celestia by calling her a petty, hypocritical, two-faced bully who let Luna be marginalized by her own subjects and lavished her attentions on her 'pets' when they're useful. Her last moments consisted of being exposed and deconstructed as nothing more than the very things she called Celestia by Celestia herself, and during her epic Villainous Breakdown, she is overpowered and killed by Celestia herself.
- Kill It with Fire: Being a Tulpa compared to a legitimate goddess, Tyrantlestia is quickly overpowered and killed by Celestia's Sun magic after she is powered down significantly, leaving behind "magical wisps of nothing".
- Meaningful Name: Her name is a portmanteau of "tyrant" and "Celestia", but with the first two letters of the latter taken out. She's the evil version of Celestia who is tyrannical, ruthless, and domineering, and sees her subjects as little more than animals that she must cull into obedience through force. She's also created and empowered through the Equestrians' collective hatred of Celestia.
- Never My Fault: What differentiates her from Celestia. Tyrantlestia sees herself as above responsibility, and either tries to justify her horrible actions or pin the blame on someone else. This is what partially causes her epic Villainous Breakdown when Celestia calls her out for being a "one-dimensional bully" who constantly plays the victim. Crystal Prism also notes (based on personal experience and what Mentálne told him) that if someone makes a mistake and they don't feel sorry about it, there must be something wrong with them, which there was.
- Not So Different: Discussed. Crystal Prism notes to Celestia that Tyrantlestia reminds him of the bullies that would tease his friend, Midnight Bell, at school to make her feel bad, which goes to show how childish she really is.
- Playing with Fire: She can manipulate fire, much like her good counterpart. However, the trick is that the more people hate Celestia, the more powerful she becomes. When put an environment devoid of hatred, her fire magic becomes extremely weak.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Much like the case with Father Deer, another "False Deity"-type Tulpa, Tyrantlestia is at her core a childish, petty, hypocritical, one-dimensional bully whose entire existence revolves around her own selfish hatred, and tries to undermine her opponents by playing the victim and pinning the blame on others. It's notable that Tyrantlestia is reduced to an angry, tantrum-throwing foal after Celestia calls her out on her traits, and Crystal Prism compares her to the school bullies that would tease his filly-friend, Midnight Bell, in an attempt to make her feel bad.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Her modus operandi, which Twilight Sparkle coins as this trope. She would psychologically break her enemies and dissenting subjects by deconstructing their personalities, motives, and flaws, leaving them too emotionally broken to challenge her.
- She tried this on those Royal Guards who managed to survive her assault, making them question why they pledged their services and loyalty to Celestia, a "fat, useless Princess who does nothing but write letters to children and eat cake".
- She tried this on the Mane Six, but it failed due to them having experience from being Discorded and surviving the emotional hell that was the Canterlot Wedding Invasion.
- She also tried this on the Equestrian Princesses themselves. While it's not known what she said to Luna and Cadence, Celestia was Tyrantlestia's most prominent target, and the latter reportedly went on a rant that called Celestia "a lying, hypocritical, two-faced tyrant who lavishes affection on their 'pets' as long as they're useful" as well as "a petty, selfish bully who continuously shoved Luna to the side so she could to bask in the spotlight while letting her subjects marginalize and shun her own sister", among other things. It's noted that Celestia nearly faltered out of guilt and shame over her own failings.
- After Celestia experienced a Heroic Second Wind from seeing the support she received from almost all of Equestria, however, Tyrantlestia ends up getting this trope turned back on her by being deconstructed as little more than a childish, petty, one-dimensional bully who is entirely fueled by selfish hatred and embodies the traits that she tried to validate in her good counterpart. This is a large factor in causing her to have an epic Villainous Breakdown that led to her getting killed in her moment of weakness. That being said, Tyrantlestia's speech left quite an effect on Celestia that she had to rely on the support on her friends and loved ones, including Crystal Prism.
- Red Baron: To pass herself off as a legitimate goddess, she called herself "The Unconquered Sun". Ironic that the last moments of her (short) life was being conquered by a Sun Alicorn who far more deserves that title.
- Requisite Royal Regalia: Her regalia is described by her entry as being ostentatiously ornate with draconic motifs. Her tiara-crown is has long, curved dragon horns; her peytral is bigger and covers her backside much like a military breastplate; and her neck is adorned with additional golden jewelry that her good self wouldn't wear. Everything, even her hoofcups, are adorned with purple amethyst gems. This is a stark contrast to Celestia, who wears much less despite being royalty, and it shows how arrogant and delusional she is.
- Villainous Breakdown: An epic one, if her profile is to be believed. After failing to break Celestia psychologically with a "The Reason You Suck" Speech due to the latter gaining a Heroic Second Wind from her cheering subjects, Tyrantlestia ends up being deconstructed by Celestia herself as little more than a childish, one-dimensional bully whose life, identity, and purpose revolves around her own selfish hatred, and does nothing but play the victim and pinning the blame on others. This, combined with her extreme De-Power with the lack of hatred and her lack of understanding why Celestia continues to be loved, causes her to devolve into little more than a screaming foal throwing an epic tantrum... which made her vulnerable to being overpowered and killed by Celestia's magic.
- Captain Ersatz / Expy: Of Malefor from the Spyro series. They even have the same names, except with different first letters.
- For the Evulz: Deconstructed. Cinder believes the reason why Malefor indulges so much in torturing and destroying everyone and everything, even his former adopted daughter/valuable Tyke Bomb minion Cinder, is because he had become 'so bitter, so twisted, and so fixated' on his lust for power that he literally can't find enjoyment in anything else. Cinder actually sympathized with him on that point, as she had found something else more fulfilling to care for: friendship and love with Pyro and later her family with him.
- Insane Troll Logic: Implied as to Valefor's ultimate motives to ravaged the world with an incredibly powerful resurrected demon monster, which remains unclear. Justified in that as his former adopted daughter/weapon Cinder observed, Valefor is probably so bitter, twisted, and insane that he can only feel satisfaction in doing evil things for evil's sake.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Valefor wanted to destroy the world and turn the Cycle anew upon his resurrection, either because of believing Because Destiny Saysso, being an Absolute Xenophobe who can't stand anyone else except himself, wanting to rule over the ashes that remain, or all of the above. Or neither. Nobody is sure.
W to Z
Alignment: Neutral Evil
Type: Corrupt executive/Cleric/Sociopath
Faction: Well-To-Do Corp/Tyrannos Pantheon
"Why do I do any of this? Money, dear boy! That's what makes the world go round!"
Yamata No Orochi
Divine Classification: Fallen Elemental
Portfolio: Darkness, Terror, Destruction, Evil
- Antagonistic Offspring: He's the evil son of Queen Tiamat and King Bahamut. His eight heads in particular were said to have been made in an attempt to spite his mother, who is multi-headed herself.
- Can't Hold His Liquor: He has a fondness for alcohol, which is ironically his greatest weakness - he has a low tolerance for it and thus can get drunk very easily.
- Dying Curse: Was slain a thousand years ago, but made one of these with his last moments, causing each of his heads to become a monstrous demon and ravage Neighpon a thousand years later. If all of them are killed, Orochi will resurrect.
- Evil Overlord: Took over Neighpon and ruled it with an iron fist until he was beaten.
- For the Evulz: Did a lot of horrible things - like demanding periodic sacrifice of eight young fillies for him to devour lest he destroy much more - for seemingly no reason other than because he could.
- God of Evil: The Dragon God of Darkness and Evil.
- Irony: A great lover of alcohol, yet gets drunk very easily because of low tolerance.
- Orochi: He's a version of the Trope Namer, in that he's a divine son of Queen Tiamat and King Bahamut who fell to evil, and his multi-headed form is his way of spiting Tiamat, who is also multi-headed herself.
- Physical God: He's a Fallen Ryujin.
Zeb the Shadow Stallion
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Type: Shaman/Abstract Thief/Conman
"Don't you disrespect me, little fool! I got friends on the other side!"