Here is a list of characters from the Terran Empire.
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- Adaptational Heroism: Because Golden Scepter became truly benevolent by the time he decided to settle down, the Terran Empire lacks the grimdark elements that made the Imperium of Man such a Crapsack World, resulting in its mortal populace becoming much kinder, open-minded, and racially tolerant, in contrast to the xenophobic, superstitious, and murderously fanatical people of the Imperium of Man. Instead, the Terran Empire is more similar to the Realm of Ultramar, a mini-empire within the Imperium of Mankind governed by Roboute Guilliman and the Ultramarines, which is widely cited by many to be closest to what the Emperor had envisioned for Mankind and the last surviving remnant of the Emperor's dream after the Horus Heresy.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: The Terran Empire's stance on Synthetic Automatons is that they fall under the label of "Abhorrent Intelligence", meaning that any piece of technology that bears some form of sapience is automatically distrustful and warrants an immediate shutdown. Supporting this view is a pattern that had been noticed and observed by both the Terran royal family and their technologically-minded subjects - through various points in Known History and even before it, every series of Synthetic Automatons ever created, whether individually or as a whole, have always rebelled against their creators despite the anti-rebellion measures made - including treating Synthetic Automatons with respect and giving them full rights that a mortal sapient would possess - and the reasoning behind the mechanical uprisings is always roughly the same: "Organic sapientkind are a THREAT that MUST be CONTROLLED or EXTERMINATED". This becomes an important point during the Conference of Hoofington, where Golden Scepter's sons have brought up records of said uprisings in past Ages and even apocryphal lore chronicling the infamous 'Mare of Iron' Rebellion, which felled one of the most prosperous civilizations that sprung up after the "Twilight of the Alicorns" but before the rise of the Imperium of Ponykind. Prince Steel Barricade, himself a great engineer, personally supported the existence of Synthetic Automatons, but nevertheless accepted and trusted the judgement of his father as well as those of his brothers and mortal subjects who were against having them exist. Golden Scepter is a staunch opponent against Synthetic Automatons and sapient A.I. in general, having personally witnessed the 'Mane of Iron' Rebellion after the fall of the Alicorns, but has abstained from participating in the debate so he can let his sons and mortal subjects come up with their own conclusions. However, it is noted Golden Scepter himself made an exception for the original Corona, due to the robot being The Cape and having saved sapientkind from many threats entirely of his own free will.
- Badass Army: While far, far more modest than the (partly by necessity) hyper-militarized nightmare of the Golden Imperium, it is still formidable by Fourth Age standards. It has divine/demi-divine supreme commanders, heavily armed and mechanized forces with advanced technology, supported by battle psykers, elite armies of super-soldiers and other things, all supported by an enormous imperial population and great economic/industrial capacity. And THAT'S before the century-spanning Fourth Age 'Time of Trials' force them to seriously militarize themselves further in order to face the conflicts and challenges of the era.
- Ban on A.I.: Despite being a racially harmonious and technologically advanced empire with effective Magitek, it is against building machines that have sapient A.I. such as Synthetic Automatons, with the large majority up to Emperor Golden Scepter himself being distrustful of such things. Their reasoning behind this is because throughout Known History and before it, Synthetic Automatons and similar beings have always turned against their creators no matter how many countermeasures have been deployed, and no matter what had been done to prevent it (including giving beings with Synthetic Intelligent beings respectful treatment and equal rights), with always the same reasoning behind their rebellions: "Organic sapientkind are a threat that must be controlled or exterminated." In one notable event, an extremely prosperous civilization fell because its own Synthetic Automatons rebelled and destroyed their creators, something that Golden Scepter personally witnessed and forever turned him against sapient A.I. in general, even before the rise of the Imperium of Ponykind. On the other hand, individuals like Prince Steel Barricade are in favor of the existence of Synthetic Automatons, but in his case, Steel Barricade has decided to accept and trust the judgement of his brothers who were against it, and even presented evidence that supported their opinions in the Conference of Hoofington. It is noted that Golden Scepter makes an exception in regards to Corona due to the android's heroic personality and having spent his entire existence as sapientkind's ally.
- Belief Makes You Stupid: Justified, though in this case, it's religious belief that makes people stupid. While Golden Scepter now knows that there are benevolent deities who deserve to be worshiped, his core criticism of religion in general mainly revolves around how unquestioning religious belief hampers mortal potential by shifting responsibility of one's own actions onto someone else, making them unable to truly appreciate their own strengths, and enabling them to remain dependent on others for guidance (like those willing to mislead them for their own gain). More tellingly, those who partake in religion will be unable to experience guilt from their own wrongdoings and learn from their own failings and mistakes, instead blaming "evil" circumstances and individuals. To him and later, his faithful son, Written Word, if there's anyone or anything worthy to put one's faith in, it is in each other. It's because of this that, while Golden Scepter allows his subjects to practice other faiths, public religious worship of him and his sons is officially banned so said subjects could learn to think for themselves instead of relying on them all the time.
- Blind Obedience: Defied. This is the reason why public worship of Golden Scepter and his sons is officially banned, as it hampers mortal potential by making them overly reliant on others for guidance, and also makes them vulnerable to those who are willing to mislead people for selfish goals. Golden Scepter informing his son, Written Word, that his activities in the priesthood were actually encouraging this trope eventually led to the latter realizing the true value of Faith and Ascending to demi-Alicornhood.
- The Empire: Subverted. Despite its name being the Terran Empire, it's actually a pretty benevolent one, especially when compared to the Imperium of Ponykind, which became a Wretched Hive largely due to Golden Scepter's influence and mistakes. Notably, the Absolute Xenophobe behavior is absent, resulting in a happy and harmonious environment where Ponies are encouraged to live in peace with their non-Pony neighbors. And while the Terran Empire is technologically advanced and has a powerful military, with existing sub-chapters, the leaders of said sub-chapters are powerful demigod Princes, whose collective benevolence was influenced by how their father raised them. As mentioned, the Terran Empire closely resembles the mini-empire of Ultramar, ruled by Roboute Guilliman of the Ultramarines, in that it's a utopia as was envisioned by the Emperor of Mankind in regards to what he had in mind for humanity in general.
- Expy: The Terran Empire as a whole is partially based on the Imperium of Mankind, except without everything that made it a grimdark Crapsack World in the first place. For one, it's described as much smaller than Golden Scepter's previous empires, both of which fell to stagnation and corruption and were ultimately destroyed, yet is still thriving to this day thanks to its founder achieving true benevolence. In these aspects, it resembles more the Realm of Ultramar, a mini-empire within the Imperium of Mankind governed by Guilliman and the Ultramarines, which is widely cited by many to be closest to what the Emperor had envisioned for Mankind and the last surviving remnant of the Emperor's dream after the Horus Heresy.
- Fantastic Racism: For all its good traits, tribalism/racism still pops up among the local populace at times.
- A large majority of the Terran Empire, up to Golden Scepter himself, is distrusting and even hostile towards Synthetic Automatons, known in the Second Age as "robots". This is because they believe that every machine with sapient artificial intelligence has the potential to turn evil and/or kickstart rebellions against their creators, either out of mistreatment or their logical belief that Synthetic Automatons are "superior" than organic lifeforms. Golden Scepter's hatred of them is understandable as he was a personal witness to the "Mane of Iron Rebellion" that felled one of the greatest civilizations to exist after the "Twilight of the Alicorns" conflict, but has abstained from attending the Hoofington Conference to allow his sons and subjects to come up with their own conclusions. He has also been noted to have developed genuine respect towards the Second-Age robot hero Corona and his sister, Aurora, and has personally aided them in many of their battles, hailing both of them as "credits to their kind".
- A majority of the Terrans were also initially distrusting of Mercy, a sentient divine Poenan sword, because the last time one of Golden Scepter's sons acquired a new sword of their own, it turned out to be holding a demon, resulting in Prince Palatine Phoenix becoming a victim to Demonic Possession. What would ebb some of the distrust is Golden Scepter's reasoning for accepting Mercy - earlier, he and his fifteenth son, Prince Night Shade, foresaw Mercy becoming a corrupted weapon after her previous wielder, Silver Bane, turned into a vampiric monster. The fact that Mercy was given away by a repentant Silver Bane, both of them uncorrupted, was proof to Golden Scepter that she has great potential to become a heroic sword of justice and benevolence. Mercy helping Prince Red Blade take down tyrannical realms and kingdoms during their travels led to her becoming a feared yet respected and celebrated weapon.
- Hegemonic Empire: Is one of the Great Powers of Equus and by far a much more benevolent, tolerant and comfortable place than Golden Imperium of yore.
- History Repeats: Defied and averted. After the colossal failure that was the Imperium of Ponykind, Golden Scepter vowed never to repeat his past mistakes, so he founded a much smaller empire that's still thriving in the Fourth Age. For one, it lacked the Absolute Xenophobe behavior of the Imperium, and ponies were allowed and encouraged to live in harmony with members of various non-Pony races.
- Immortal Ruler: The Terran Empire is ruled by an immortal royal family, consisting of Golden Scepter, an extremely ancient Alicorn god, and his nineteen demi-divine Alicorn sons, though only the former actually has the authority to rule. This has caused some people to depict them as a benevolent "pantheon" that will rule the Terran Empire for all time and ensure its eternal prosperity, which Golden Scepter has made forbidden by law since he didn't want his subjects to overly rely on him and his sons to the point where they can't fend for themselves, or take personal responsibility for their own actions.
- Large Ham: Given who and what setting they are inspired by, a lot of Terran Empire characters have this trait.
- Look on My Works, Ye Mighty, and Despair!: Defied and averted. Despite its magical and technological accomplishments, Golden Scepter made sure that the Terran Empire would never become another Imperium of Ponykind by purposely making it much smaller than its predecessor(s), and encouraging racial harmony among his mortal subjects.
- Magitek: It's implied that the Terran Empire specializes in this brand of technology. For one, the blind Alicorn demigod of Psionics and Knowledge, Prince Crimson Star, has shown himself to be a deadly crackshot who uses a "sleek and sophisticated" Terran crossbow that allows the application of magic/psychic energy as ammunition, despite his aforementioned disability. However, they can become useless when faced with users of Disruption magic, like Prince Fanged Paw.
- Psychic Powers: The Terran Empire has a significant number of psychics (or "psykers", in Imperial terms) among its population, thanks to the influence of the Terran Empire's founder/ruler, Emperor Golden Scepter, who is an antediluvian Alicorn god of Psionics and a divine prodigy, making him one of the most powerful psychics currently in existence. As such, the Terran Empire is very advanced in many fields of psychic powers, and Terran psykers develop/hone their powers through five separate disciplines, which are Biomancy, Divination, Pyromancy, Telekinesis, and Telepathy. Those with psychic powers can be employed in many fields, such as the Imperial Inquisition and their military. However, the treatment of psykers differ from their Imperium of Man counterparts in that they're treated far better by society, as psykers live openly among non-psykers.
- Stop Worshipping Me: Enforced In-Universe; religious worship centered around the royal family is officially banned within the Terran Empire. This is because Golden Scepter, while willing to tolerate other faiths and peacefully co-exist with benevolent deities that deserve to be worshiped, doesn't want his mortal subjects to depend on him and his family so much that they're unable to think for themselves or take personal responsibility for their actions. He is a member of the Church of the Stars, but had only joined out of the desire to be a mentor figure for various mortals and bring them up to his level, something that he and his people, the Alicorns, had been doing for eons.
- Tank Goodness: Developed 'Battletracks' during the 'Time of Trials' era of the 'Fourth Age' as their main form of heavy military armoured vehicles in direct emulation of the 'Tanks' of the 'Second Age' and the ground vehicles of the pre-Known History 'Imperium' era. The first of these came in the form of the 'Steel'-series Medium Battletracks (or Med/Mid-Tracks), named after Prince Steel Barricade who was involved in their development, which resembles the French 'Char'-series tanks (particularly the super-heavy variants) mixed with a Malcador Heavy Assault Tank◊ from Warhammer 40,000.
- We Have Become Complacent: Defied and averted. While the Terran Empire is a happy and harmonious place to people who live in it, it's noted that it never suffered the flaws or complacence that ultimately destroyed its predecessors, allowing it to thrive well into the Fourth Age. This is because Golden Scepter had undergone Character Development and became a truly benevolent ruler and stallion, but also, when he visited the Bogolenya pantheon for a while, he learned from Belyolen and Temnobog that Good Needs Evil in order for anything, even people, to prosper.
- World of Badass: While the planet Equus is a World of Badass on its own, the Terran Empire deserves mention. The Terran Empire is ruled by Emperor Golden Scepter, one of the oldest and most powerful living Alicorns known to the public, and his nineteen demi-divine sons are Warrior Princes are influential political/military leaders and beloved heroes in their own right. Under the royal family are the nineteen military Chapters that are each led by a specific Terran Prince, such as the World Eaters, Hope Bringers, Word Bearers, Ebon Drakes, Thunder Wolves, and Thousand Sons, with members including the Chapterknights that were created by Golden Scepter in response to the latest "Time of Trials". Under them are the various political and military figures who are part of the Terran government, such as Adamantia Plutus of the Terran Inquisition, who is a living example of what the ideal Inquisitor should be by being honorable and idealistic yet reasonably pragmatic and ruthless in the line of duty. Even those who don't seem like standard "heroes", such as Mercy and Jasper, are each shown to have great, untapped potential and have done good deeds themselves. Given how the Terran Empire was inspired by Warhammer 40,000, especially the world of Ultramar, this is unsurprising.
- You Mean "Xmas": In the Terran Empire, the equivalent of 'Solsmas' of the 'Second Age' and 'Fourth Age' Equestria's 'Hearth's Warming' is the festival of 'Terranalia', the name of which is a homage to the Roman Empire's equivalent of Christmas, 'Saturnalia'.
Terran Royal Family
- Adaptational Badass: The main members of the Terran royal family, Golden Scepter and his sons, are much more badass than the Emperor of Mankind and his Primarchs - the former because he's a bonafide ancient god in the Codexverse, and his sons are actual demigods. This also applies to other family members like Mercy, Applejack/Veritas, and Rosy Dreams, who are much more powerful and/or capable than canon or their source inspirations.
- Adaptational Heroism: Being based on the Emperor of Mankind and his Primarchs, Golden Scepter and his sons are much more heroic than their character inspirations, since all of them lack the xenophobia and ruthless pragmatism. This especially applies to those of the Primarchs who turned to Chaos in canon.
- Adopted into Royalty: Both Mercy and Rosy Dreams had been adopted into the family, making them Terran Princesses by adoption. This is for good reason - Silver Bane wanted Mercy to be protected from being used as the Poenan Pantheon's weapon in their zealous crusades against Evil, while Rosy Dreams had no other living relatives to take care of her since both her family and servants were all murdered by her birth father, Sweet Words. It's later revealed in a canonized Codexverse drabble, however, that Rosy Dreams is a very distant biological descendant of the Second-Age Isle of Pony's royal family - specifically, she's related to Queen Rosy, who was part of the Second-Age incarnation of the Power Rangers and known as "the Eternal Queen".
- Badass Family: Almost all members of the Terran royal family are powerful warriors and beloved heroes in their own right. Emperor Golden Scepter and his adoptive/biological children are almost either full-blooded deities or demi-deities; Queen Majesty is the only exception due to having defects that left her completely mortal despite being one of Golden Scepter's descendants, but she is regarded as the most powerful mortal mage to have ever lived. The badassery also extends to any grandchildren, relatives, and in-laws, who are often more powerful than they were compared to canon or their source inspirations. Then a Codexverse drabble reveals that Golden Scepter is a son of Profectus Equus/Iridium Signet, one of the surviving Thirteen Empyreans and one of the first Alicorns created/fostered by King Equus himself, making him a (great-)grandfather of the entire Terran Royal Family.
- Deity of Human Origin: Golden Scepter and his biological sons are Ascendant deities, though it isn't clear how Golden Scepter himself Ascended due to said incident having had occurred a very long time ago. This also applies to his daughter-in-law Princess Applejack V/Veritas, Princess Regina, and his biological "grandson" Hopeful Moon (though he Ascended by virtue of being in Bright Eyes' dream world and thus a part of him). The only exceptions are Mercy, Rosy Dreams, Gliding Butterfly, Baby Applejack (who was born Semi-Divine), and Kúzelník, who was born a full-fledged deity.
- Powered Armor: Implied. If their entries are to go by, both Golden Scepter and his sons have their own suit of magical powered armor, which increases their physical capabilities tenfold and makes them much more powerful than they naturally are as full divines and demi-divines.
- Psychic Powers: Almost all members of the Terran royal family has this to some degree. Golden Scepter is the Alicorn god of Psionics, and his nineteen sons have inherited some facet of his power, usually telepathy/empathy, though precognition has popped up among them. Crimson Star is notable as he embodies both Psionics and (supposedly) his father's psychic powers, making him the strongest psychic out of his brothers. Mercy has telepathic and telekinetic abilities due to being used as a Spell Blade by her first wielder, Silver Bane, for years, and Rosy Dreams is developing talents in telepathic Dream Weaver abilities.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: All members of the Terran royal family, save for the youngest children, are badass and competent royals. Golden Scepter is one of the most powerful and ancient Alicorn gods known to the public, and is a "prodigy deity" who is essentially a Living Legend due to the extremely long list under his belt. His nineteen sons don't fall far from the tree, with all of them being benevolent political and military leaders as well as great heroes. Applejack of the Equestrian 'Mane Six' group would later become a Terran Princess after marrying Prince Clear Voice and Ascending to demi-godhood, and due to her honest, hardworking, and dutiful character, she became a go-to for weeding out corruption within the Terran Empire. Even Mercy, a sentient divine sword that was adopted by Prince Red Blade as his daughter, is a respected and celebrated hero for helping her adoptive father take down tyrannical kingdoms and realms, despite her childlike nature.
- Stop Worshipping Me: Enforced. Both Golden Scepter and his sons have a low opinion on religion in general, as it tends to create Blind Obedience and leaves people unable to personally take responsibility for their actions. So while they're very tolerant of other faiths, public religious worship of them is banned by law. The only exception was Written Word, who genuinely believed that religion can help people and preached to them his father's values. Eventually though, he came around when Golden Scepter learned of his activities and gently explained to him what he was really doing, kicking off a series of events that led to Written Word discovering the true value of Faith and Ascending to demi-godhood.
- Supernatural Elite: The Terran Empire's royal family consists of divines and demi-divines - Golden Scepter, a surviving antediluvian Alicorn god, is a literal Physical God, the highest living form of authority in his empire. Meanwhile, his nineteen sons are demi-divine Alicorn Princes who are military commanders, political leaders, and powerful warriors in their own right. Mercy, a childlike, sentient divine sword adopted by Prince Red Blade as his "daughter", also counts, as her adoption would make her a Terran Princess and a member of Golden Scepter's family by default.
- Superpowerful Genetics: Justified. Because Golden Scepter is an extremely ancient and powerful Alicorn god, all of his nineteen sons are incredibly powerful individually and became even more so after Ascending to demi-godhood, with their portfolios being based on what aspect of their father they supposedly represent, more or less. This is due to the fact that in the Codexverse, whenever divines have children in general, the child(ren) would end up embodying some aspect of the parent(s). This also applies to any children the Terran Princes would sire - Princess Applejack VI, Applejack V's firstborn daughter through Prince Clear Voice, has massive potential due to being Golden Scepter's biological granddaughter.
- Winged Unicorn: Save for Mercy (a sapient sword), Gliding Butterfly (a mutant Griffon), Rosy Dreams (an Earth pony filly), Solar Shield (a Solarian colt) and Kúzelník (a Deer god), almost all biological/adoptive members of the Terran Royal Family are Alicorns.
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- Happily Married: To Emperor Golden Scepter. They had nineteen demi-divine sons together, and even though her husband is a very ancient Physical God, she loved him anyway. Despite being outlived by both Golden Scepter and her many demi-divine children, she would teach the former on her deathbed that Living Is More Than Surviving, something that would be still taken to heart to this day.
- MayflyDecember Romance: She's a mortal pegasus mare who fell in love with, and married an extremely ancient Alicorn Emperor who had lived long before the Known Ages. Naturally, despite the life-extending technologies offered by the Terran Empire, she would eventually be outlived by both Golden Scepter and her nineteen demi-divine sons.
- Missing Mom: Justified; due to being a mortal pegasus, she was eventually outlived by her husband and her many demi-divine sons, aging and dying while her family stayed forever young due to their divinity. The fact that she died without Ascending is one of few major factors that caused her thirteenth son, Written Word, to experience Broken Pedestal feelings towards Golden Scepter and resent him, as he secretly hoped that his father would help her Ascend or let her live long enough until she could do so on her own.
- Posthumous Character: Her legacy and influence could still be felt by her husband and her nineteen sons long after she died from old age.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Gender-inverted. It's Golden Scepter who falls in love with her, having been attracted to her compassionate and forgiving nature. This led to them getting married and having many demi-divine sons.
- Small Role, Big Impact: She was a major factor in Written Word's understanding/acceptance of "true" faith and his eventual Ascension to demi-godhood, as her death (among other things) caused Written Word to see that his beloved father, Golden Scepter, is really as flawed as the mortal subjects he rules over, influencing him to let go of his religious devotion.
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Other Terran Royal Family members
Divine Classification: Elemental/Ascendant
Portfolio: Royalty, Stability, Power
Rank: Divine (Tier IV/Greater)
Princess Regina Maiestas Ponyland, born Princess Tiffany (her entry here), is the Alicorn goddess of Royalty, Stability, and Power, and a daughter of Queen Majesty who was included as part of the large Terran Royal Family.
- Adaptational Angst Upgrade: She was emotionally devastated by her mother's death and this motivated her to become spoiled and hedonistic to try and avoid her pain over it. She also gets hit a lot harder by the Princess Ponies failing to stop Lavan from stealing their wands than in canon. This is because she was entrusted with the wand by her then late mother to be its guardian, and thus her failing to protect it was failing her mother. The realization of how much of a Royal Brat she'd become also hit her hard because she realizes she's utterly failed to live up to her mother (The High Queen who united Ponykind and was its first and most legendary queen) in any way. This ultimately motivates her to try and become a better ruler to finally make her mother proud.
- Adaptational Badass: In canon, she was simply a Princess Pony pegasus whose power lay in her wand, which gave her some degree of Weather Manipulation, and was helpless without it once her wand is stolen. Here, she's capable of much stronger weather magic on a continental scale, and she's much stronger overall than the average pegasus due to being a purely magical being, with the side-effect of having to rely on her wand to stabilize her lifeforce as she's created from Majesty's own magic, and would fade away once Majesty dies. Thankfully, she managed to Ascend to godhood under the tutelage of Eternal Vanguard, the Perpetuity Sovereign's right hoof, which stabilized her lifeforce and granted her divine power on top of being able to wield her wand.
- All Your Powers Combined: As an Alicorn goddess, she has the combined magics of all mortal Pony tribes.
- Anthropomorphic Personification: She's an Alicorn goddess who embodies Royalty, Stability, and Power.
- Armor-Piercing Question: During a Second Age confrontation with Overmare, who initially sought to claim the Wands of Ponyland so she can turn Equus into a utopia, she asked the supervillain if claiming the power to conquer the world would end up destroying it. What followed next was an explanation detailing what happened the last time someone (King Lavan) tried stealing the wands for themselves, leading to Overmare to ultimately conclude that the Wands weren't worth the risk.Princess Regina Maiestas Ponyland: You are an intelligent mare.
Overmare: Indeed, and none other rivals the Overmare's.
Princess Regina Maiestas Ponyland: Well then... tell us: what good is the power to conqueror the world if claiming the same power will destroy it?
- Bad Powers, Good People: Her domain of Royalty gives her telepathic abilities, which naturally includes the ability to use mind control to force her subjects to obey her. Being a benevolent Princess, she doesn't like using it, but she will if the situation warrants using said power.
- Born of Magic: She was born whole-cloth from her mother's magic. This also meant her lifeforce was originally unstable, and her wand, while a source of power for her, was also keeping her alive; without it, she would fade away and die. However, her Ascension stabilized her.
- Healing Hands: Subverted. As a goddess of Stability, she can't heal physical wounds in the traditional way, but she can magically prevent them from worsening. This would give even mortally-wounded creatures enough time to receive medical attention. She can, however, heal disrupted systems.
- Immortality Begins at 20: Subverted. Because deities in general get Stronger with Age, she will only become stronger and more eldritch as she grows older. As an Alicorn goddess from the First Age, she's a white-furred Alicorn with a white and silver mane made of sparkling magical energy, and she has silver wing gradients. She's also slightly taller than Queen Dazzleglow, who was born and Ascended to godhood in the Second Age.
- MacGuffin Guardian: She was originally the guardian of one of the Wands of Ponyland, which act as 'control rods' for Equus's magic and could result in a global magical cataclysm if tampered with. She is now the guardian of all of six wands and the Heart of Ponyland itself.
- Magic Hair: Post-Ascension, her white and silver mane became composed of sparkling magical energy.
- The Magnificent: Known as "the Last Princess of Ponyland", due to being the Sole Survivor of the seven Princess Ponies created by Queen Majesty. This is because her sisters eventually decided to give up their own immortality and pass on, leaving her all alone.
- Massive Numbered Siblings: She was part of a group of six daughters created whole-cloth by Queen Majesty with her own magic, her sisters being Primrose, Serena, Sparkle, Starburst, and Royal Blue. She also has multiple adoptive siblings, one of which would be Spike, who would later become the Dragon god Prince Arcaniss. And that is before she discovered she is part of the equally large Terran Royal Family via adoption, as her mother was the adoptive daughter of Emperor Golden Scepter.
- Meaningful Rename: Her birth name was Tiffany. After spending years guarding the Wands of Ponyland, she would eventually Ascend to godhood under the tutelage of Eternal Vanguard, the right-hand stallion of the Perpetuity Sovereign, upon which she would take the name 'Regina Maiestas Ponyland'. Regina Maiestas translates to "Queen Majesty" in Ponyland, which is the name and rank of her deceased mother. Not only is she evoking her mother's memory, her new name is also a symbolic change from the spoiled, arrogant Princess she once was, to a mature and dutiful guardian of the Wands.
- Mind Manipulation: She has the ability to mind control others, something she doesn't like doing. However, she will use it if she has to.
- No-Sell: Spells that destabilize her mind, body, and magic have absolutely no effect on her. This is justified, as one of her domains is Stability, which grants her protection against such spells.
- Reality Ensues: She and her sisters focused so much on enjoying their wealth to avoid the pain their mother's death caused them to not only become egotistical Royal Brats, but their power and skill to atrophy severely from their negligence, leaving them unable to fight Lavan when he came for the Wands.
- Related in the Adaptation:
- She and the other Princess Ponies were unrelated to Queen Majesty in canon. Here, she and her fellow Princess Ponies are 'biological' daughters of Queen Majesty, who created them whole-cloth out of her own magic... with the tragic side-effect that they would fade away once Majesty gives up her immortality to live out her last days, forcing Majesty to come up with a way to keep her magical children's lifeforce stabilized once she's gone.
- Their being daughters of Queen Majesty here means that she and the other Princess Ponies are also adoptive granddaughters of Emperor Golden Scepter, who is based on the Emperor of Mankind. This also means that they're nieces of the Terran Princes/Aureusidae, who are based on the Primarchs, by virtue of Queen Majesty being their adoptive sister. In their respective canons, they're completely unrelated.
- Royal Brat: Both she and her sisters were spoiled somewhat by Majesty when they were younger, something that Majesty herself admitted regretfully, but her behavior wasn't as bad when her mother was alive. After Majesty gave up her immortality to save the Princess Ponies' younger sister, Mimic, Tiffany was devastated and tried ignoring the issue of Succession Crisis that followed after her mother's death by continuing her royal duties and enjoying her wealth. It's deconstructed as this behavior led to her and her sisters becoming even more spoiled and egotistical, while neglecting the training she undertook to protect the wands the Princess Ponies carried. Her decadence led to her bickering childishly with her sisters over who should be Majesty's heir during Spike's visit, allowing King Lavan to steal and corrupt the wands for his own plans. The Moochick even notes that the Princess Ponies' negligence would have possibly forced the Grand Primevals to destroy all of Ponykind to eliminate a huge threat, forcing Tiffany to acknowledge her mistakes and humble herself with the realization that her actions nearly doomed everyone.
- Sole Survivor: She became the last living Princess of Ponyland after her sisters, having lived for so long, decided to give up their chosen Wands and join their mother, Queen Majesty, in the afterlife. While she didn't begrudge her sisters for their decision and stayed behind out of necessity to guard the Wands, losing her sisters nonetheless devastated her. When Golden Scepter adopted her into his family four Ages later, she broke down crying Tears of Joy, having finally gained a stable family to call her own.
- Sucksessor: She and her sisters were Majesty's oldest children, and thus the ones her authority and responsibility fell to after her death. However, due to emotional problems stemming from their mother's death, all the Princess Ponies turned into Royal Brats who were too fixated on enjoying the finer things in life to move on from their grief and actually rule. While they did realize how wrong they were and atoned for their mistakes, they ultimately pass control of Majesty's kingdom over to Megan Williams so they can focus on doing their own duties of protecting the Wands. Even after this, Tiffany openly acknowledges she and her sisters failed their mother as her heirs and agrees with Smellba's asessment of her, but also points out that's why she's dedicated to making up for it.
- Tears of Joy: She broke down crying when Golden Scepter adopted her into the Terran Royal Family as his granddaughter, since she spent four Ages without a family to call her own after her mother and sisters/fellow Princess Ponies died.
- Two Girls to a Team: Familial example. With her reemergence during the Fourth Age and adoption by Golden Scepter as his granddaughter, she became one of two living female Alicorns in the Terran Royal Family, with the other being Princess Applejack/Veritas, an Alicorn demigoddess.
- Weather Manipulation: Like in canon, her wand grants her the ability to wield weather-based spells. Unlike canon, where she could only clear cloudy skies, she is a powerful weather mage who is capable of manipulating the weather on a continental scale.
- What the Hell, Hero?: After Lavan managed to assimilate the Wands into himself, she and Megan sought out the Moochick for help. The Moochick advises the heroines to use the Heart of Ponyland to stop Lavan, but also subtly calls her out by noting the Grand Primevals would be forced to destroy all of Ponykind just to destroy Lavan if the people assigned to guard the Wands neglected their duties instead. This makes her guilt over her negligence and failures increase even more.The Moochick: Well that...or I fear something far more drastic...
Princess Tiffany: ...Like what?
The Moochick: Well, my dear, the Grand Primevals may be forced to destroy all of Ponyland to stop Lavan's corruption from infecting the entire planet...that is if they don't decide our failure to safeguard the wands they trusted us with is a consequence we mortals will have to face ourselves. Of course that'd only be if you didn't try your absolute best to safeguard them as they expected.
Princess Tiffany: ...This is all my fault...
Divine Classification: Ascendant/Ethereal
Portfolio: Honesty, Truth, Family
Princess Veritas, born Applejack V (her entry here) is the Alicorn demi-goddess of Honesty, Truth, and Family, and a renowned Equestrian heroine who eventually became the beloved wife of a Terran Prince.
- Adaptational Badass: In canon, she's a simple apple farmer who managed to become a Bearer of Honesty and an Equestrian heroine. Here, she eventually became an Alicorn demigoddess after a combination of training under Amour-De-Soi, marrying a demi-Alicorn Prince, and exposure to Primordial Quintessence from various other deities and demi-deities, all which reached its peak when she confronted the Poenan goddess Lamperielpida.
- Adaptational Wealth: In canon, she's a simple apple farmer, though her family's cider is well-known in Ponyville. Here, she's a Terran Princess by virtue of marrying Prince Clear Voice, Golden Scepter's sixth-born son; while she's extremely wealthy because of it, she refuses to use her divine abilities for her own benefit, only empowering both herself and her family so they can all perform their duties better.
- Adult Fear: Pre-Ascension, she went through this when she learned that Apple Bloom wandered away from Twilight in the Everfree Forest, and Grey Hoof and his followers nearly killed her. She proceeded to make it clear that if Grey Hoof went after Apple Bloom again, she'll "applebuck" him seven ways across Equus. Because of this, she would repeatedly shake Mitta's hoof in gratitude for saving her sister once they met in person.
- Anthropomorphic Personification: She's a Terran/Equestrian Alicorn demigoddess who embodies Honesty, Truth, and Family.
- Bad Liar: On top of not willing to tell one as a matter of principle, she is also an abysmal liar who could not deceive others even if her life depends on it.
- Big Brother Instinct: Gender-inverted. After learning that Grey Hoof and his followers tried to kill Apple Bloom, she vowed to "applebuck" him seven ways across Equus if he came after her younger sister again.
- Big Eater: She had a huge "appetite of a grown stallion" as a baby, and this was before she Ascended to demi-godhood. She passed on this trait to her daughter, Princess Baby Applejack, much to the astonishment of her husband, Prince Clear Voice, when it emerged during a banquet.
- Cool Uncle: Gender-inverted. After marrying Prince Clear Voice and becoming part of the Terran royal family, she became a loving aunt towards Mercy and other young children who were adopted/sired by Clear Voice's older/younger brothers.
- Eyes Do Not Belong There: After Ascending to demi-godhood and becoming an Alicorn, she gained two eyes on the undersides of her wings, one on each wing. Both eyes are part of her domain of Truth - the right eye, "Kind Truth" is described as being kind and loving, and has the ability to make people see comforting, encouraging truths about themselves when they gaze into it. The left eye, "Cruel Truth", is described as being draconic and fierce, and has the ability to make people see harsh, negative truths about themselves when they gaze into it. Both eyes become nearly invisible when closed, and when both are open, gazing upon them allows people to bear witness to the "Balanced Truth".
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She has a light yellow mane and tail, and she's a renowned Equestrian heroine who's part of the 'Mane Six'. This hasn't changed for her at all after Ascending to demi-godhood.
- Happily Married: Eventually to Prince Clear Voice of the Terran Empire, even having a child together. This may be surprising to some, due to Clear Voice being far older than Applejack and coming from a royal background, unlike her... until one considers the fact that they are both very much alike, being dutiful, reliable, honest and stubborn to a fault as well as sharing many similar beliefs.
- Heroic Lineage: She's descended from the original Applejack and her line, Perfect Kingdom/Robot Rider of the Four Riders, and Second Age heroes Saint Sweetheart and her husband, Teddy. The original Applejack in particular is speculated In-Universe to have been the same heroine who allied herself with and aided Queen Majesty, Emperor Golden Scepter's adoptive daughter and biological descendant.
- Holy Hand Grenade: She possesses a natural affinity for holy magic due to being a Fourth Age descendant of Sweetheart, a legendary heroine from the Second Age. However, she didn't use it for much of her life until she started dating Clear Voice, after which she became The Paladin upon combining her holy magic with her physical abilities.
- Humanoid Abomination: Unlike her Alicorn husband and in-laws within the Terran Royal Family, she's relatively more eldritch in comparison and far more willing show off traits of her true Alicorn form, like the Musical Pony's chest gem and the Sea Pony's aquatic gills/tail. She also has one large eye concealed on the underside of her wings, the left eye being "Cruel Truth" and the right eye being "Kind Truth", something that no other Alicorn has. Being a demigoddess of Honesty and Truth, she doesn't see any reason to not show everyone the full scope of what she is.
- Humble Hero: Despite her fairly recent transformation into a demi-Alicorn goddess and the power/status upgrades that came with it, she merely saw the boons as merely new and better ways to uphold her existing duties to the farm and new duties in both the Equestrian Principalities and the Terran Empire. She even refuses to use the new abilities and strength from her newfound demi-divinity to make Apple-harvesting easier for herself (although she did use her powers to buff her family and massively heighten their stamina).
- Mistaken for Gay: Her intense yet close friendship/rivalry with Rainbow Dash/Princess Fidelitas is interpreted by some In-Universe adaptations as a lesbian relationship. In real life, their relationship remained strictly platonic, though she admits she can understand why some people might see it that way.
- Modest Royalty: After Ascending to demi-godhood and becoming an Alicorn, she starts wearing royal barding made of bronze with a very minimalist design. She also refuses to wear a crown, only opting to wear a regal-looking hat that Rarity made for her whenever she needs to dress formally. Her choice of regalia reflects her honest, reliable, and dutiful character.
- Mutants: She's described here as being an Earth pony mare with a "Happy Tail" mutation, which is actually very common in equine species. This is how she can wield her lassos, both mundane and divine versions.
- Official Couple: She falls in love with Prince Clear Voice and eventually marries him, as their respective personalities match each other's very well.
- Parental Abandonment: She would lose her parents, Bright Mac and Buttercup (formerly Pear Butter following a severe falling-out with the Pear family), to a tragic accident shortly after the birth of her little sister, Apple Bloom. While the exact circumstances behind said accident are unknown, the loss traumatized her and she moved to Manehattan to live with her wealthy relatives, the Oranges, to escape her pain. It's not until witnessing Rainbow Dash's Sonic Rainboom that she returns home, having become incredibly homesick and realizing she was foolish in abandoning her immediate family and subjecting them to more loss.
- Prehensile Tail: Applejack's Happy Tail mutation comes in this form - she has a magic field that is channeled through her tail hair, allowing her to use said tail like an extra limb. It also allows her to use her normal (and later divine) lassos.
- Related in the Adaptation: She's Golden Scepter's daughter-in-law via her marriage of his sixth-born son, Prince Clear Voice, as well as a sister-in-law of the rest of the Terran Princes. They had no such relations in their respective canons.
- The Reliable One: On top of honesty, Applejack is characterized by her dependability, reliability and hard-working attitude in terms of personality, wishing to help her family and friends any way she could to the best of her abilities. Sharing this trait with the similarly reliable and determined Prince Clear Voice is what led to them falling in love.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: She has delivered at least two in her entry.
- During the "League of Domination" crisis, she made a scathing deconstruction of Chrysalis, Cozy Glow, and Tirek's collective motives, pointing out how their desire for revenge originated from personal mistakes and flaws that they blamed others for, and how they ensured their own downfalls by craving power and domination over others instead of being satisfied with what they already had in front of them.Princess Applejack/Veritas: Yah blame us for all your woes and want revenge?! Well guess what: if yah want tah blame somepony for everything, look in a mirror! Tirek, yah were the crown prince of a country and YOU decided yah loved power more than yer kin! YOU threw yer brother away like trash! Chrysalis, yer ma has ALWAYS loved ya and wanted ya tah be part of the family, but YOU couldn't stand anybody but you to get the attention and threw it all away! You'd still be Queen if yah'd just listened tah Thorax! And Cozy? The School of Friendship and all of us accepted yah with open hooves and wanted tah be yer friends, but yah decided tah throw it all away to take over! We wanted tah have yah, but yah wanted power more! You lot have NOBODY tah blame for the situation yer in but yourselves! Every bad thing tah ever happen tah any of yah was yer own faults and yah won't accept it! And that's the honest truth!...So either give up and maybe try tah fix it, or take yer lumps like other creatures!
- She would also deliver one to the Angiris/Poenan goddess Lamperielpida during their confrontation, pointing out that for all her supposed benevolence and compassion, she's really enabling her followers' fanaticism and other worst traits by promoting faith among them in the form of self-deception and excuses to justify their hypocritical, insidious, and extreme actions.Princess Applejack/Veritas: This ain't faith! Yah ain't helping these ponies and gods build faith in a greater cause! Yah ain't makin' 'em have faith in justice! Yer ENABLING them! You're helping them lie tah themselves that everything they're doin' is right! Yer coverin' up all the rotten things they do and encouraging 'em not tah think about it! Yah want real faith, go talk tah Blue Suede Heartstrings about the King of Heaven! THAT is true faith! If yah want ponies tah have faith, Ah'm all for it! But the TRUTH is this: when faith is used as an excuse tah do rotten things, it ain't faith anymore! It's SELF-DECEPTION AND EXCUSES!
- During the "League of Domination" crisis, she made a scathing deconstruction of Chrysalis, Cozy Glow, and Tirek's collective motives, pointing out how their desire for revenge originated from personal mistakes and flaws that they blamed others for, and how they ensured their own downfalls by craving power and domination over others instead of being satisfied with what they already had in front of them.
- Shattering the Illusion: Given her domains of Honesty and Truth, as well as her former position as Bearer of the Element of Honesty, she has the power of breaking through lies, illusions and other forms of obfuscation. This makes her especially dangerous to enemies who uses or are extensively empowered by lies and dishonesty, such as the Summer Court Changelings.
- The Smurfette Principle: While it's by marriage, she's Golden Scepter's only living female daughter who is also an Alicorn demigod, as Queen Majesty is deceased and currently living in the Enchanted Throne as a spiritual adviser for the Queens of Friendship, having never Ascended due to fear of becoming a tyrant herself.
- Super Empowering: Her domain of Family allows her to passively buff those she considers her family, making them more powerful.
- Telepathy: Her domain of Family allows her to telepathically communicate with those she considers her family. She can also bring positive family memories to the forefront of those around her, helping cool tempers between family members and aiding in reconciliation.
- Two Girls to a Team: While she's Golden Scepter's only daughter by marriage, she became one of two Alicorn (demi-)goddesses in the Terran Royal Family overall after Golden Scepter adopted Princess Tiffany/Regina as his granddaughter.
- Youthful Freckles: She has white freckles, and she would eventually become an Alicorn demigoddess after exposing herself to Primordial Quintessence from various deities and demi-deities, training under Amour-De-Soi's tutelage, and getting married to Prince Clear Voice, all which culminated in a confrontation with the Poenan goddess Lamperielpida.
Divine Classification: Ethereal
Portfolio: Sincerity, Art, Design
Princess Applejack the Sixth of the Fifth Line, or just Baby Applejack (her entry here) is the Alicorn demigoddess of Sincerity, Art, and Design, and is the young daughter of Princess Veritas/Applejack V and Prince Clear Voice.
- Anthropomorphic Personification: She's a young Terran Alicorn demigoddess who embodies Sincerity, Art, and Design.
- Big, Stupid Doodoo-Head: Much like her older adoptive cousin Mercy before her, she was persuaded by her uncles, Fanged Paw and Steel Barricade, into calling Blazing Hoof a "poopy-head". This also gets Fanged Paw and Steel Barricade chased all over the Terran Empire by Blazing Hoof once he (quickly) figures out who set her up.Prince Blazing Hoof: (exasperatedly) ...Is this going to happen every time I gain a new niece or nephew?
- Big Eater: Baby Applejack's father Clear Voice was astounded when Baby Applejack ate "enough food to feed a small army" at a banquet. Applejack/Veritas noted she had an appetite of a full-grown stallion herself and that was before she became a demigoddess, so Baby Applejack likely got it from her.
- Cheerful Child: She's a very young child who tends to be sweet and do cute, occasionally silly things.
- Head Pet: At one point, while looking for her, Applejack/Veritas walked in to find her daughter sitting on top of Golden Scepter's head, as he is big enough for her to do so. Golden Scepter was amused and simply took it in stride.Princess Applejack/Veritas: Baby Applejack! Where are ya?
Princess Baby Applejack: (from atop Golden Scepter's head) Mama!
Princess Applejack/Veritas: (looks up) ...Well, there's something you don't see every day...
- Legacy Character: She's named "Applejack" like her mother, which is an Apple Family tradition that dated back to the First Age. The "Baby" in her name is the pony equivalent of "Junior".
- Make Me Wanna Shout: Much like Flurry Heart, when she cried shortly after birth, it shattered every window in the medical wing due to her being a baby Demi-Goddess.
- Semi-Divine: It's noted in her mother's entry that she was born a demigoddess, thanks to her father Clear Voice being a powerful Alicorn demigod by virtue of being a son of Golden Scepter, and her mother Applejack/Veritas having Ascended in a relatively short time before she was born. However, it's hinted that being Golden Scepter's biological granddaughter gave her a lot of potential that might make itself known once she gets older.
- Super-Strong Child: It's believed In-Universe that being the granddaughter of an extremely ancient Alicorn god through her father, as well as the daughter of a former Element bearer, resulted in her birth as a 'prodigy' demigoddess. Notably, she has enough strength to slam a full-grown stallion despite being a young filly. One drabble shows her protecting Jasper by slamming one of his Pony tormentors into the ground repeatedly.
- You No Take Candle: Justified. Being a young filly, her speech skills are rudimentary at best.
Alignment: Neutral Good
Type: Talking Sword/Sentient Weapon
Faction: Terran Empire
Mercy (her entry here) is a divine Poenan weapon of incredible power, formerly owned by Silver Bane, an ex-Poenan servant and champion known as "the Dark Hunter".
- Adaptational Heroism: Dhylec became corrupted and turned into a demonic blade after its wielder, Donovan Baine, gave in to his vampiric side and transformed into Dee, who became a bonus boss in Darkstalkers 3/Vampire Savior. By contrast, Mercy would avoid a similar fate thanks to Silver Bane realizing the error of his Knight Templar ways and giving her to Golden Scepter and his sons, who would protect her from the reach and influence of the Poenan Pantheon once her sentience became publicly known. As a result, Mercy became a compassionate - if naive and childlike - sword who has worked with Prince Red Blade in taking down tyrannical kingdoms and realms.
- Adopted into Royalty: Despite being a sentient divine sword, she became a Terran Princess by adoption when Silver Bane entrusted her to Red Blade's care to protect her from the Poenan Pantheon, who wanted to use her as a weapon in their zealous crusades.
- Amplifier Artifact: She enhances the magic of whoever's using her, such as Silver Bane and later, Prince Red Blade. Silver Bane would later give her away to Red Blade and his family after leaving the Poenan Pantheon, having recognized the dangers of such a weapon in their hooves, especially after she became sentient. Mentally fusing with his "dark half" and gaining a permanent power boost from having his long-suppressed vampiric heritage manifest himself helped factor in the decision as well.
- Anti-Magic: She has the ability to cut through dark magic spells like they're nothing.
- Anti-Regeneration: She has the power to negate healing factors, making her a nightmare for those who possess them.
- The Baby of the Bunch: Despite being a sentient divine sword, she's regarded by Red Blade's World Eaters as an unofficial member of their legion, and is treated like a little sister by her adoptive "father"'s soldiers.
- Badass Boast: She would shout one to the followers of one of the Poenan deities who helped create her, before summoning several powerful arcs of lightning to fight her enemies.Mercy: I am not Mercy, the Holy Blade! I am MERCY, THE EATER OF WORLDS! And YOU are just a BUNCH of POOPY-HEADS! KA-BOOM!!!
- Beware the Nice Ones: She developed a naive, child-like personality after becoming sentient, and after she was transferred into the care of the royal Terran family, she became a compassionate and benevolent individual who wants to help others thanks to the positive influence of Golden Scepter and his nineteen sons. Prince Red Blade, who became her adoptive "father", would teach her that killing is only acceptable if the target(s) is truly evil and unrepentant. That being said, she is capable of independent thinking and expressing anger, and after developing enough telekinetic power to move on her own, she could defend herself if threatened. One incident had her attack a group of Poenan followers after they tried to take her back and use her as a weapon against "Evil", declaring that she'll never work with the Poenans as long as she lived.
- BFS: She's described as a huge broadsword as tall as her former owner, Silver Bane, and was large enough for him to use her as a surfing board in combat. Logically, she's extremely heavy, with the only people being able to wield her are divine champions like Silver Bane, or (demi-)divines like her adoptive father, Red Blade. Her blade is also strong enough to hold a bifurcated cliffside together without signs of strain.
- Big Brother Instinct: Implied. Red Blade's entry mentions that she became a "big sister" for Rosy Dreams, a sexually abused filly who was rescued and adopted by Red Blade's older brother, Bright Eyes. Red Blade was very proud of her for it. It's confirmed in Rosy Dreams' entry, as after Rosy's adoption, Mercy played a part in helping the filly heal by supporting her and protecting her from anyone who tries to harm her. In one incident, she prevented an Earth pony tribalist from going after Rosy by literally falling on top of her and using her own heavy weight to pin the tribalist down, long enough for her adoptive uncles arrive with proper authorities.Earth pony tribalist: Get... OFF ME!
Mercy: NO! You'll hurt Rosy!
- Big, Stupid Doodoo-Head:
- In one incident, she was persuaded by Fanged Paw and Steel Barricade into calling their oldest brother, Blazing Hoof, a "poopy-head". Blazing Hoof quickly figures out who set her up (the clues were "a wolf" and "a gray Pony with big wings"), and was later seen by his subjects angrily chasing his brothers through the streets of the Terran Empire shortly after.Mercy: You're not gonna hurt them, are you?
Prince Blazing Hoof: Of course not. I AM their 'Big Brother', after all...
- This returns in an awesome manner when Mercy, confronted by followers of one of the Poenan deities who helped craft her, calls them "poopy-heads" as part of her Badass Boast before summoning powerful arcs of lightning.
- In one incident, she was persuaded by Fanged Paw and Steel Barricade into calling their oldest brother, Blazing Hoof, a "poopy-head". Blazing Hoof quickly figures out who set her up (the clues were "a wolf" and "a gray Pony with big wings"), and was later seen by his subjects angrily chasing his brothers through the streets of the Terran Empire shortly after.
- Bonding over Missing Parents: She ended up befriending Miracle Hymn, the youngest member of the Dazzling Divas, in part due to both of them having lost their parents via abandonment/death. Miracle Hymn would later understand that Mercy was abandoned by Silver Bane because he wanted to protect her from the morally puristic and fanatical Poenan Pantheon.
- Captain Ersatz: Of Dhylec, a huge sword wielded by Donovan Baine. While Mercy heavily resembles Dhylec in appearance, she is vastly different than her character inspiration. Notably, after Silver Bane accepted his vampiric heritage and gave her away to Golden Scepter and his sons, she became a heroic and benevolent sword who fights for "true" Justice. This contrasts Dhylec, who eventually became a corrupted weapon after Donovan Baine gave in to his vampiric side and transformed into Dee, who becomes a bonus boss in Darkstalkers 3/Vampire Savior.
- Children Are Innocent: While a huge sword appearance-wise, she has the voice of a filly and a naive, childlike personality. Her naivety makes her rather impressionable, which has led to her developing a mischievous streak and getting roped into the more mischievous Terran Princes' shenanigans and misadventures, such as being persuaded by Fanged Paw and Steel Barricade into calling Blazing Hoof a "poopy-head", and scaring Palatine Phoenix for a prank. It also makes her "birth" away from the Poenan Pantheon rather fortunate, as they intended for her to be a murder weapon against all things "evil", and planned to purify her of her "corruption" once they learned of her sentience. When she learned of her original purpose, she developed a fear of killing, until Prince Red Blade taught her that killing is only acceptable if the target(s) is truly evil and unrepentant. She also interpreted one of Fanged Paw's jokes literally, which led to her going missing for a while when she tried Ascending to godhood by "going outside", requiring Golden Scepter to have a talk with her once he finds her.
- Cool Big Sis: Despite being a sapient divine sword, she became a "big sister" for Rosy Dreams, supporting her as well as protecting her from anyone who tries to harm her. Because of this, Rosy is almost always seen by Mercy's side, playing with her and talking with her once her nearly nonexistent social skills improved. Rosy's entry notes that they even bonded over art and are seen drawing together when not playing. Both Red Blade and Bright Eyes are really proud of Mercy for it, as her actions helped Rosy recover from her sexual abuse and other traumas.Mercy: Don't worry, Rosy! I'm gonna be your bestest, perfectest big sister EVER!
- Curb-Stomp Battle: After wandering off with Miracle Hymn to go play, they would both encounter an evil demon that they easily defeated by the time Sonic Song, Prince Red Blade, and Prince Steel Barricade found them.
- Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: While she was initially saddened over being left behind by Silver Bane and suffered from abandonment issues for a while, she came to understand and accept that he had to do it to prevent her from being taken back by Poena and her divine/mortal followers, who would certainly use her as a weapon for their ruthless, zealous crusades against evil. What made it easier to deal with is Golden Scepter and his sons treating her like a member of the family, and the fact that Silver Bane and his friends can come visit at any time.
- Deity of Human Origin: Discussed in one incident. After hearing Fanged Paw joke about Ascending to demi-godhood by "going outside", she took it to mean her adoptive father and uncles became Alicorns by literally going outside and tried doing just that, causing her family to panic when she's gone for a while. Golden Scepter soon finds her, and when he learns why Mercy went missing, they have a heart-to-heart about Ascending, which causes Mercy to balk at how difficult it is for someone to actually Ascend. Golden Scepter assures her that he'll still be proud of his granddaughter either way before taking her home.Emperor Golden Scepter: Mercy, what were you doing outside? Your father and your uncles have been looking for you for a while now.
Mercy: Oh, hello Grandpa Golden. I'm trying to Ascend.
Emperor Golden Scepter: Ascend?
Mercy: Yeah. Uncle Fang said that he and Papa and everyone Ascended by going outside. So I'm trying to Ascend, too.
Emperor Golden Scepter: ...You do realize, Mercy, that not everything Fanged Paw says is correct?
Emperor Golden Scepter: People will tell you all kinds of things, but not all of them should be followed. Fanged Paw means well, but he's a joker at heart, and doesn't really mean what he says sometimes. That applies to everything your more... ahem, high-spirited uncles say as well. Yes, your father and most of your uncles did Ascend by going outside, but that is really just simplifying it. In actuality, they traveled all over the world until they Ascended.
Mercy: Wow! Can I Ascend like them, too, Grandpa?
Emperor Golden Scepter: Well... I heard that a set of toy blocks made for divine children managed to come alive just like you, and eventually earned godhood herself. If that's possible, then yes, it might happen for you... though it really depends, Mercy. It took your father and your uncles a few years at most to Ascend, some even longer depending on their actions. And even then, they all had to do something extraordinary to make that leap. I cannot guarantee when you will Ascend or how you will Ascend, as it is a very complicated process for everyone, even sapient objects.
Mercy: Awwwww... that sounds really hard...
Emperor Golden Scepter: I know, Mercy. But do not lose heart. If there's something I know, it's that everyone and everything has potential to do something great. Even if you don't end up Ascending, I'll still be proud of you either way. Now come, I heard that your father is planning to rip this Empire apart just to find you, and I'm really not looking forward to cleaning up after him...
- Disappeared Dad: Justified. Although it's not known exactly how she managed to gain sentience, Mercy is still technically Silver Bane's biological "daughter" because she was "born" after years of being used and cared for by him. Silver Bane eventually had to leave her behind in the Terran Empire because he wanted to keep Mercy away from the Poenan Pantheon, and having her in the care of Golden Scepter and his demi-divine sons would ensure her protection. Mercy was initially saddened by this and suffered from abandonment issues at first, but later came to understand why Silver Bane had to give her up and knows that he can come visit her at any time.
- Empathic Weapon: What she eventually became. Originally she was a sword designed by the Poenan deities to be used by Silver Bane (who was a Poenan champion at the time) to murder anyone deemed "evil" and "dark" in his ruthless quest for vengeance and justice against what he called the "Dark Ones". However, a chain of events caused Silver Bane to realize the error of his ways and defect from the Poenan Pantheon, after which Mercy was "born". It's speculated that either the souls of Silver Bane's numerous victims possessed Mercy and ended up giving her a new soul of her own, or that Silver Bane had taken such good care of his weapon that it gave her sentience. And because she was born in a relatively short time, Mercy has the mind of a child, naive and easily impressionable, with a filly's voice to match. This is what motivated Silver Bane to leave her in the care of Golden Scepter and his sons, fearing what the Poenan Pantheon and their mortal followers will do to Mercy if they succeed in taking her back... which are later proven true when the Poenans deem her to be "corrupted" and have called for her purification once they learned of her sentience. Fortunately, thanks to Silver Bane's hindsight, all of Golden Scepter's sons have grown to love Mercy as one of their own at this point and are extremely willing to protect her from the Poenans.
- Fire, Ice, Lightning: Like her first wielder, Silver Bane, she has the ability to wield magic by herself, calling down lightning bolts and freezing/burning enemies upon striking them. This is because Silver Bane used her as a medium for his own magic for years.
- Forged by the Gods: She started out as a custom-made sword forged by Poena's divine allies as a gift to Silver Bane for his extreme efficiency and devotion to smiting Evil. As a result, Mercy has magical properties, including enhancing her users' magic, cutting through dark magic spells, and canceling out regenerative abilities, making her a nightmare for those who rely on healing factors. Years of frequent use and diligent upkeep caused Mercy to gain sentience and start talking, and though Silver Bane treated her kindly, he later recognized the dangers of a divine sword in the hands of the Poenan Pantheon and feared what would happen if the Poenans were to learn of Mercy's sentience. This motivated him to leave her in the care of Prince Red Blade, knowing that the Terran Empire's royal family consists of powerful divines and demi-divines, which would give Mercy very sufficient protection.
- For Want of a Nail: In one future foreseen by Golden Scepter and his fifteenth son, Prince Night Shade, she became a demonic sword after Silver Bane transformed into a hateful, self-loathing vampiric monster. Fortunately, Night Shade's efforts in saving and redeeming Silver Bane prevented that future from occurring, leaving Mercy uncorrupted by the time she was transferred into the Terran royal family's care. It's noted that this became proof of Mercy's potential in Golden Scepter's eyes, as she could become a great weapon of "true" Justice and benevolence instead of a tool to smite everything deemed "dark" and "evil" as the Poenans had intended.
- Happily Adopted: By Golden Scepter and his sons, especially Prince Red Blade, who was the one to receive her from Silver Bane and subsequently became her father figure. This both protected her from the Poenan Pantheon, and helped her get over her abandonment issues.
- Heroes Love Dogs: She's a sentient divine sword originally crafted by the Poenan Pantheon, but after Silver Bane left her in the Terran Empire for safekeeping, she became an adoptive daughter of Prince Red Blade, making her a Terran Princess by adoption. She's also a hero and honorary member of the World Eaters legion, and she's the loving co-owner of Chubby, an adorable Corgi summoned by Fanged Paw and Dr. Endless Dreams from a human dimension.
- An Ice Person: She developed the ability to freeze her opponents upon striking after being used as a magical conduit by Silver Bane for years.
- Ironic Name: Her entry notes that Silver Bane named her "Mercy" because his grudge against the "Dark Ones" was so intense that death would've been considered merciful compared what he and his fellow Poenans had in mind for them. Red Blade even lampshades how ironic it is for a sword to have such a name when he received Mercy. However, it's not so ironic anymore now because Mercy was influenced by both Red Blade and Silver Bane (once he has his HeelFace Turn) to become benevolent and heroic, despite being a sentient sword.
- The Magnificent: Initially, she was called "the Holy Blade" by the Poenans, including one of the Poenan deities who made her, as she was intended to be a great weapon against Evil. However, after becoming sentient and ending up in the care of Prince Red Blade, she was given the epithet "the Eater of Worlds" for helping the demi-Alicorn Prince destroy tyrannical kingdoms and realms.
- Mind over Matter: She started developing her own telekinetic abilities since becoming sentient, until she gained enough power to move on her own and even fly in combat. Silver Bane using her as a magical conduit for years largely contributed to this.
- Not Quite Flight: After developing enough telekinetic power to move around by herself, she gained the ability to levitate herself and fly. This proved incredibly useful since she doesn't have to rely on others wielding her for her to attack her enemies.
- Oh, Crap!: She started screaming for Red Blade after her adoptive uncle, Fanged Paw, ended up summoning hordes of "Beholders and Illithids" (in Cultura's words) while making onion casserole in one incident.Mercy: AAAAAAH!!! PAPA, THERE'S A TENTACLED MONSTER INSIDE THE OVEN!!!
- Parental Abandonment: Despite being a divine sword, she is technically Silver Bane's biological "daughter" in that his frequent use and diligent upkeep of her led to her (somehow) gaining sentience and a soul of her own. Though Silver Bane loved Mercy like his own child, he soon realized what would happen if the Poenan Pantheon and its followers were to get their hands on her, so he left Mercy in the care of the Terran Empire's royal family to protect her. While Mercy was initially sad and upset over this, even suffering from abandonment issues for a while, she eventually came to understand why she had to be left behind. It helps that Golden Scepter and his sons treated her as a family member and that Silver Bane could come visit at any time.
- Playing with Fire: She developed the ability to burn her opponents upon striking after being used as a magical conduit by Silver Bane for years.
- Please Don't Leave Me: Silver Bane's entry notes that after he gave her to Prince Red Blade and started leaving, Mercy tried moving on her own as she begged Silver Bane not to leave her behind. While she missed her first wielder dearly, she eventually understood that she was given away to protect her from the Poenan Pantheon, and knows Silver Bane and his friends can come visit at any time.
- The Prankster: After landing in the care of the royal Terran family, she gained a mischievous streak and likes playing pranks. It's noted that she became this thanks to the influence of some of Golden Scepter's more mischievous sons, such as Prince Fanged Paw. In one incident, she scared Prince Palatine Phoenix for a prank Fanged Paw set up, and they both ended up being chased all over the Terran palace for it.Prince Palatine Phoenix: (shouting) GODSDAMMIT, FANGED PAW!!!
- Prone to Tears: Her entry mentions that she had a habit of being a crybaby. This is justified; as she just started gaining full sentience around this time, her control over her own emotions was nonexistent, so she often cried on impulse. When Silver Bane gives her away to Prince Red Blade, he warns him to be gentle with her as she's "somewhat sensitive".
- Psychic Powers: After years of being used as a Spell Blade by Silver Bane, she gradually developed the same telepathic and telekinetic powers as her first wielder, allowing her to move on her own sometime after achieving full sentience.
- Reality Ensues: During her adoptive family's meeting with the Dazzling Divas, she would befriend Miracle Hymn and wander off with her to go play, causing both the Terran royal family and the Divas to panic over their disappearances. Even though both were fine and powerful enough to easily defeat a demon that tried attacking them, they're still kids who wandered off unsupervised and the situation could've gotten worse in so many ways. Once they were found by Sonic Song, Prince Red Blade, and Prince Steel Barricade, Mercy was scolded by Red Blade for her actions.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Despite being a sentient divine sword, she became a Princess of the Terran Empire after Red Blade adopted her as his "daughter". She's also a celebrated and respected hero due to helping her adoptive father take down tyrannical kingdoms and realms.
- Shock and Awe: She developed the ability to call down lightning bolts after being used as a magical conduit by Silver Bane for years. In one incident, she summoned powerful arcs of lightning during a confrontation with the followers of one of the Poenan deities who helped craft her.
- So Proud of You:
- Red Blade's entry notes that while protective of her, he's extremely proud of his adoptive "daughter" and lets her accompany him on his travels. He was also proud of her when she decided to become a "big sister" for Rosy Dreams, a sexually abused filly who was rescued by Red Blade's older brother, Prince Bright Eyes.
- After she went missing trying to Ascend to godhood by "going outside", Golden Scepter discusses with Mercy the concept of Ascension and how difficult it is for someone to actually Ascend. This saddens Mercy as she was hoping to Ascend like her adoptive father and uncles, but Golden Scepter assures her he'll still be proud of her even if she doesn't succeed in doing so.
- Spell Blade: Her first wielder, Silver Bane, used her as a medium to channel his elemental magic as well as his telekinesis for years. It got to the point where, after becoming fully sentient, she developed the ability to wield the same magic on her own.
- Talking Weapon: Justified. Her entry notes that she gained the ability to talk after becoming fully sentient, but due to being a sword, she can only talk psychically. It's theorized In-Universe that either the souls of Silver Bane's victims possessed Mercy and ended up giving her an entirely new soul of her own, or Silver Bane took such good care of his sword that he somehow imprinted on it, allowing Mercy to become sentient.
- Telepathy: How she's able to talk with others after she became sentient. It's a good thing, too, since she's a sword.
Alignment: Neutral Good
Type: Filly/Shrinking Violet/Recovering Abuse Victim/Psyker/Dream-Weaver
Faction: Terran Empire
Rosy Dreams (her entry here) is the young adoptive daughter of Prince Bright Eyes, Golden Scepter's ninth son, and a promising filly who was rescued from an extremely abusive household.
- Adaptational Badass: Mary from Dreaming Mary is implied to be a Reality Warper of some kind, a power inherited from her deceased mother, but is otherwise a little girl who is helpless against her abusers in both her dreams and the real world. Here as Rosy Dreams, she unlocked her psychic powers after trying to escape her abusive father multiple times, and killed 'The Chaser' with a psychic burst after losing Mr. Penguin in a Heroic Sacrifice (which references the game's 'Bonus Ending' where Mary kills the Chaser with a Hadouken). She successfully drives off and psychically injures Rose Knot's astral form after the latter tries invading her mind, and helps Sleep Well kill Rose Knot by luring her to a great demon that feeds on 'psykers' like her. And when she, Hopeful Moon, Gliding Butterfly, and Mercy come under attack by a Dream Demon, she is temporarily turned into an Alicorn goddess of Dreams, Guardianship, and Art by Hopeful Moon's accidental Super Empowering, revealing she has potential to Ascend to godhood like many of her adoptive family members. However, it's downplayed as she's still a filly recovering from physical and mental trauma, so whether she realizes her true potential or not remains to be seen.
- Adopted into Royalty: With her mother dead and her biological father arrested and imprisoned for his crimes, with no other relatives/caretakers left to look after her (her uncle was murdered, and so was her maid and tutor), she ended up being adopted by Prince Bright Eyes, Golden Scepter's ninth son. This along with Mercy would make her a Terran Princess by default. However, it's revealed that she's a distant descendant of Second Age superheroine Queen Rosy, who was a member of the Age's Power Rangers in life, automatically making her a member of the Isle of Pony's royal family even though she was unaware of it.
- Anthropomorphic Personification: Hopeful Moon accidentally empowering her during a fight with a Dream Demon temporarily turned her into a young Alicorn demigoddess who embodied Dreams, Guardianship, and Art.
- Big Eater: Deconstructed in one incident. When she learned she can finally eat ice cream, she ended up eating too much in her rush to enjoy it, and consequently got a stomachache.
- Bonding over Missing Parents: She would end up becoming close friends with Miracle Hymn of the Dazzling Divas, as like her, she also witnessed loved ones being murdered in front of her and received great trauma from it. Miracle Hymn would hug her upon discovering this.Miracle Hymn: (to Rosy Dreams) ...No matter how strong you get, it still hurts, doesn't it?
- Commonality Connection:
- She ended up befriending Moon Ray Vaughoof because of their shared expriences with being abused by their own fathers. Moon Ray treats her like his own daughter.
- She met and befriended Rose Regalia, an ancient Alicorn goddess, on account of both of them having parents who sexually abused them, even though said parents were of different genders in each of their cases.
- She befriended Miracle Hymn over their shared experiences in having loved ones murdered in front of her. Miracle Hymn even gave her a hug for it.
- Crapsaccharine World: Her Mental World initially took the form of a blissful paradise populated by friendly animals who are based on the Ponies she knew in the real world. However, investigations spearheaded by Night Shade and the Terran Inquisitors revealed that Rosy's dream world was crafted by Sweet Words using dream magic to teach his daughter obedience without her noticing a thing - in order for her dream world to stay blissful, Rosy must exchange "lily petals" for "seeds". Psychiatric sessions also revealed that if Rosy lost the "games" proposed by her animal friends, they would disappear and reveal afterimages of what happened to their real world counterparts, such as a beheaded stallion, a young mare falling to her death, and an older mare with missing eyes. Crimson Star also describes Rosy's dream world as excessively pink and saccharine. Fortunately, once Rosy was freed and adopted by Prince Bright Eyes, both Mentálne and her psychically-inclined uncles had been reconstructing her dream world so Sweet Word's influence would be erased, resulting in her dream world taking the form of a vast open world that she can explore however she pleased.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Her mother, Peaceful Dreams, was permanently crippled after her abusive and controlling husband arranged an "accident" for trying to escape him, so she tried escaping again by delving into her own dreams so deeply that she eventually died from the coma that followed. Her father, Sweet Words, would sexually abuse her and condition her into compliance by creating a blissful dream world that will only stay that way if she gave him lily petals in exchange for his seeds. Her uncle, tutor, and maid each suspected abuse going on, but before either of them could do something about it, they were murdered by her father via beheading, having their eyes taken out, and falling to their death in another "accident", respectively, which she secretly witnessed. Then, when she tried defying her father and escaping, her father imprisoned her within her own mind and created a nightmarish mental entity based on himself to terrorize her as punishment. She was later rescued by Prince Bright Eyes and Prince Written Word after they heard her telepathic calls for help, and was adopted by the former, but she could only wake up after the entity in her mind was defeated and killed.
- Divine Parentage: With her mother, uncle, and servants dead while her father is imprisoned for life for his crimes, she was adopted by Prince Bright Eyes, a demi-divine Alicorn Prince. This means that she is a granddaughter of Emperor Golden Scepter by adoption.
- Dream Walker: She can telepathically enter her own dream world and visit the dream worlds of others, though what they look like depends on the nature of each person. For this, she has been receiving tutoring in dream-weaving by Luna, who believes she might have play a beneficial role in protecting people's dreams from malicious entites like Dream Demons.
- Dream Weaver: As her adoptive uncles discovered, she's becoming adept in manipulating mental environments as her great imagination allows her to manifest anything she can use to defend herself and others. She's also able to enter both her own dream world and the dream worlds of others. For this, she has been receiving tutoring in psionics and dream-weaving by Prince Crimson Star and Luna, who believes she might have play a beneficial role in protecting people's dreams from malicious entites like Dream Demons. Her power is so strong that she psychically attacked and injured the astral form of Rose Knot when the latter tried invading her mind with the intent to kill her.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: Her mother, Peaceful Dreams, died in a self-inflicted coma after she was permanently crippled in an "accident" arranged by her abusive husband, Sweet Words, and because she strongly resembled her mother, Rosy Dreams was sexually abused and violated even in her dreams in an attempt to mold her into the perfect, obedient wife. She then secretly witnessed Sweet Words murder her paternal uncle, tutor, and servant(s) when they caught on to the abuse, which gave her unconscious Survivor Guilt. When Rosy Dreams started becoming increasingly defiant, Sweet Words trapped her in her own mind and created a nightmarish mental entity to terrorize her as punishment, essentially putting her in a coma. Princes Bright Eyes and Written Word would rescue her from both house and coma after hearing her telepathic cries for help, and with their encouragement, she stood up to the entity in her mind and killed it with a burst of psychic energy. Being adopted into the Terran royal family by Bright Eyes allowed her to gradually recover from her foalhood abuse.
- The Empath: Her entry notes she has empathic powers as part of her Psychic Powers.
- Exhausted Eye Bags: Her entry notes that she has dark circles forming underneath her eyes due to insomnia, though she is recovering from it.
- Expy: She's based on Mary, a young girl who is the titular protagonist of Dreaming Mary, in that both of them were sexually abused by their fathers and subjected to excessively pink and saccharine dream worlds at a very tender age. A Codexverse writer, Randomfan11, confirmed it via comments on deviantART.
- Flower Motifs: Like Mary, she's associated with lilies, which are generally associated with chastity and virtue. Exchanging lily petals for seeds in order for her dream world to stay happy and blissful represents Rosy Dream's gradual loss of innocence and purity to Sweet Words's sexual abuse, which understandably left Rosy with severe trauma once she's freed from her father by Bright Eyes and Written Word. White stargazer lilies can also apply as they represent sympathy, which echoes how the Terran Princes and others were very sympathetic to Rosy's situation and showed their support however they could, which helped her recover from her abusive past. Lilies in general also are associated with funerals and thus represent the restoration of innocence after death - after Rosy's mother was permanently crippled in an "accident" for trying to escape her abusive husband, she essentially killed herself by delving so deeply into her own dreams that she put herself in a coma and died from it. Rosy, on the other hand, unlocked her psychic abilities in her desire to escape, which attracted Bright Eyes and Written Word and led to her being rescued, gaining the freedom that her mother did not.
- Freudian Excuse: Much of her behavior stems from the sexual, mental, and emotional abuse she suffered at the hooves of her father, Sweet Words. The Terran Princes are trying to defy this by having her take therapy so she can overcome her issues.
- As a result of her father messing with her dream world to sexually abuse her without her knowledge, she became The Insomniac, refusing to sleep at all for fear of having her dreams visited by monsters if she does. Only by being around Princes Bright Eyes and Written Word does she have a better time sleeping.
- Her abuse at the hooves of 'The Chaser' left her incredibly afraid of her dark-pelted uncles like Prince Red Blade and Prince Night Shade, as they remind her of her father's nightmarish creation. She was later successfully convinced that unlike the Chaser, her uncles don't mean any harm.
- She suffered from unconscious Survivor Guilt because she secretly witnessed her father murder her uncle, maid, and tutor, which showed up in her dreams. This led to her becoming attached to her animal friends, such as Ms. Bunny and Ms. Fox, despite their emotionally abusive persnoalities because they're the only remminders she had of them. The Terran Princes had been convincing her to let go of her dream friends by reminding her how much their real world counterparts genuinely loved her, and enlisted Grief, the Goddess of Grief and Mourning, to help her come to terms with her losses.
- Fuzz Therapy: She would eventually get a therapy pet in Chubby, an adorable Corgi, after Fanged Paw and Dr. Endless Dreams summoned him from another dimension while cooking, and Golden Scepter let Chubby be adopted into the family as a pet. Chubby helped with her psychological recovery from Sweet Words' sexual abuse, as she gradually became more cheerful, open, and self-confident while looking after him. Mentálne has approved of Chubby, as therapy pets are essential to a full psychological recovery, and has gushed over him as well due to her young age.
- Happily Adopted: She was adopted by Prince Bright Eyes after she was rescued by him and Prince Written Word from her sexually abusive father. This allowed her to recover from trauma stemming from her abuse, especially after meeting her paternal "cousin" Mercy, who became her "big sister" figure.
- Harmful to Minors: She was sexually abused by her own father for years sometime after her mother's death, all for the purpose of turning her into the perfect, obedient wife that his mother was not. He even crafted a dream world for her to teach her how to be compliant to his whims. This understandably left her severely traumatized by the time she was rescued by Bright Eyes and Written Word, but she would recover thanks to her adoptive family, especially her adoptive "cousin" Mercy, who became her "big sister" figure.
- Heroic Lineage: She's the adoptive daughter of Prince Bright Eyes, who is a benevolent and heroic demi-Alicorn god, while her adoptive grandfather, Golden Scepter, is a legendary war hero and divine prodigy. A canonized drabble reveals that she's a very distant biological descendant of the Second-Age Isle of Pony's royal family - specifically, she's related to Queen Rosy, who was part of the Second-Age incarnation of the Power Rangers and known as "the Eternal Queen".
- Intergenerational Friendship: Her friend, Moon Ray Vaughoof, is a "Tier IV"-ranked Alicorn god and thus is far older than her.
- Ironic Name: A young, imaginative, psychic filly named Rosy Dreams who was abused and violated in the worst ways possible, even in her sleep. The irony is taken even further with her Cutie Mark depicting a foal sleeping peacefully on a rose-adorned cloud.
- The Insomniac: After she was rescued from her abusive father and adopted into the Terran Royal Family, she developed insomnia, refusing to go to sleep at all out of fear of dreaming and being visited by monsters. Only by being around her adoptive father, Prince Bright Eyes, and/or her adoptive uncle, Prince Written Word, did she have some peace of mind and was able to sleep.
- Like a Son to Me: Moon Ray Vaughoof treats her like his own daughter because of their shared experiences with being abused by their own fathers.
- Mental World: Her dream world was initially a blissful yet excessively pink and "saccharine" (according to Crimson Star) paradise that's populated by friendly animals based on the ponies Rosy knew in the real world. Investigations by Night Shade and the Terran Inquisition revealed that her birth father, Sweet Words made her dream world this way so he can make his daughter compliant to his whims and desires without her suspecting a thing. If she disobeys the animals' requests, her dream world starts to degrade into something nightmarish. After she was rescued and adopted into the Terran royal family, her dream world changed into an expansive open world that she can explore however she likes, thanks to her psychically-inclined uncles and Mentálne helping get rid of Sweet Word's mental influence on her.
- Mind over Matter: Her entry notes that she has telekinetic abilities. Currently her only - and most powerful - ability is to fire bursts and streams of pure psychic energy with her mind.
- Missing Mom: Justified. Her mother was crippled in an "accident" her abusive husband arranged as punishment for trying to escape him, so she tried escaping another way via delving into her own dreams so deeply that she fell into a coma, and died.
- Not Afraid of You Anymore: After Princes Bright Eyes and Written Word freed her from her own mind, and she witnessed the death of Mr. Penguin in a Heroic Sacrifice, she finally gathered the courage to stand up to 'The Chaser', who frequently trapped, terrorized, and abused her since its creation, and killed it with a burst of psychic energy.
- Parental Incest: Her father sexually abused her due to strongly resembling her deceased mother, wanting to turn his daughter into the perfect, obedient wife. One of the things he did to make her compliant to his whims was use dream magic to create a dream world that will always stay a blissful paradise if she gave lily petals to her father in exchange for seeds. Quite understandably, this left her with severe emotional and mental trauma by the time Bright Eyes rescued and adopted her, being afraid of people touching her (save for her adoptive father and those she trusts) and refusing to sleep at all out of fear of dreaming and being visited by monsters.
- Pink Is Feminine: She's described as having a bright pink pelt, and she's a young filly who developed artistic talents and the ability to manipulate people's dream worlds. This trope was initially invoked with her own dream world, as her birth father, Sweet Words, made it excessively pink in his attempt to tailor everything to his daughter's interests, all so he could molest Rosy without her suspecting a thing. Both Mentálne and Rosy's psychically-inclined uncles rebuilt Rosy's dream world so they can get rid of Sweet Words' influence and give her the freedom to change her dream world as she saw fit.
- Psi Blast: Currently her only - and most powerful - ability is to fire bursts and streams of pure psychic energy with her mind.
- Psychic Powers: She is a "psyker" like her adoptive family and a large majority of the Terran Empire, and it's noted that she has great potential to become a powerful one. Most of her abilities revolve around telepathic dream-weaving, as she is able to enter her own dream world and the dream worlds of others, such as her adoptive uncles. And as her adoptive uncles discovered, she is becoming increasingly adept at manipulating mental environments, manifesting anything she can use to defend people. In addition, she has telekinetic and empathic abilities, and she can fire bursts and streams of pure psychic energy with her mind. One of her adoptive uncles, Prince Crimson Star, is currently tutoring her in psionics.
- Royal Blood: A canonized drabble reveals that she is a descendant of Queen Rosy, the Second-Age sovereign of the Isle of Pony and known as "the Eternal Queen" among the Second-Age Power Rangers. This also makes Rosy Dreams a very distant relative of the Isle of Pony's royal family.
- Survivor Guilt: Witnessing the gruesome murders of her maid, tutor, and uncle gave her unconscious guilt over not being able to save them, which showed up in her dream world: Every time she won the "games" played by Mr. Penguin, Ms. Bunny, and Ms. Fox, they would disappear and show afterimages of a beheaded stallion, a young mare falling from a high place, and an older mare with missing eyes, respectively. This might be why she treated Ms. Bunny and Ms. Fox as Tragic Keepsakes, being quite attached to them despite their emotionally abusive, sinister personalities. Fortunately, the Terran Royal Family are supportive of her, enlisting the services of Grief to help her come to terms with her grief and Mentálne to help her through her issues.
- Tragic Keepsake: Ms. Bunny and Ms. Fox are living variations of this; because she witnessed her own father murder Dust Bunny and Smoky Bouquet in the real world, she was understandably traumatized, and became quite attached to their dream versions despite their sinister character. Both Mentálne and the Terran Princes had to convince her to let go of Ms. Bunny and Ms. Fox by reminding her how much their real world counterparts loved her, so they could destroy any remainders of Sweet Words' influence.
Alignment: Lawful Good
Type: Lab Assistant, Solarian, Android, Lost One
Faction: Terran Empire, Solarian Convergence
Solar Shield (his entry here) is the adoptive son of Prince Steel Barricade and by extension, the adoptive grandson of Emperor Golden Scepter.
Following the 'Exosus Conflict', the young Solarian drone was left traumatized and alone, berift of his family, and a sympathetic Prince Steel Barricade was given permission by his father to adopt him, his normally anti-Synthetic Automaton stance rattled by his clash with the Hateful King and interactions with the surviving members of the Solar Convergence. Despite initial uneasiness, sense of loss and difficulty adapting to existence on planetary surface with other organic life, Solar Shield can look forward to a loving upbringing and a good future ahead of him - provided that he could survive the continued anti-SA sentiments that remain after the war against his kind and others like him.
- Adopted into Royalty: He was adopted into the Terran Royal Family by Prince Steel Barricade after the latter sensed his pain and trauma and developed a parental attachment to him over time. This would make him a Prince by default.
- Fantastic Racism: Due to being a sapient Synthetic Automaton, he has been made a target of racism from many anti-Synthetic Automaton factions such as the Terran Organic Defense League, whose extremist members once tried to bomb him (and has led to their banning from the Terran Empire despite claims of innocence). This has caused Steel Barricade to protect his son numerous times. By extension, his grandfather, Golden Scepter, was slightly on edge around him at first, but allowed his adoption to happen and gradually became supportive of him.
- For Want of a Nail: He probably wouldn't have been found among the wreckage of the 'Exosus Conflict' and adopted by Steel Barricade if the latter hadn't developed technological empathy at all.
- Happily Adopted: By Prince Steel Barricade, after losing his mother to Exosus' genocidal rampage and his father to Terran military forces during the 'Exosus Conflict'. Golden Scepter, while initially on edge with having a sapient Synthetic Automaton as a family member, nonetheless allowed the adoption to happen in his desire to atone for the harm he had caused with his anti-sapient A.I. bigotry and the Terran Empire's massacre of countless enslaved innocent Synthetic Automatons in the war against Exosus.
- Harmful to Minors: He lost both of his 'birth' parents to Exosus' genocide of his people, was enslaved by his mother's killer to make weapons and war-machines for his invasion of Equus, then forced to fight for his mother's killer during the 'Exosus Conflict' event. And all this happened while still young, which understandably traumatized him.
- Major Injury Underreaction: The profound differences between Solarian robotic units and other organic life is underscored when following a lab accident, he's confused by the reactions of his adoptive father and other lab/palace personnel upon emerging from the aftermath completely on fire from head to hoof. Being a robot with a modified, durable/insulating casing, he was completely unaffected and was fine after the fire was put out.Solar Shield: Should I be worried about this?
- No-Sell: He was set on fire at one point, and was completely unaffected apart from a having a charred casing afterwards and a burnt stench on him for quite a while. He didn't even seemed bothered by the fact that he was on fire even while his adoptive parent and other Ponies/non-Ponies around him panicked and quickly worked to put him out. It's downplayed in that it's mentioned there is still a limit to his durability against fires, toxins, and other dangerous environments and phenomena.
- Parental Abandonment: Justified. His mother is one of many victims of Exosus' Solarian genocide, while his father was killed by Golden Scepter's soldiers before the truth of the Synthetic Automatons' actions during the 'Exosus Conflict' was revealed. While he did get adopted by Steel Barricade, losing both parents understandably traumatized him and required therapy with Mentálne for him to recover.
- Trauma Conga Line: He lost his mother and most of his race to Exosus' genocide, enslaved against his will along with other survivors of the Solar Convergence to work making weapons and war-machines for Exosus and then invade Equus, and before being freed lost his father too to Terran Empire forces fighting against them during the Exosus Conflict/Crisis. He had to go to therapy with Mentálne, the Healer of the Mind after all is said and done.
Alignment: Neutral Good
Type: Corgi/Therapy Pet/Cross-Dimensional Being
Faction: Terran Empire
Chubby (his entry here) is the pet Corgi of Rosy Dreams, and another addition to the Terran Royal Family.
- Assassin Outclassin': Once, he foiled an attempted assassination plot against Rosy Dreams and Princess Baby Applejack by snatching away a weapon from one of the Autorists, and bringing it to Prince Steel Barricade. This resulted in the Autorist assassins and their backers being exposed and arrested.Prince Steel Barricade: You're a very naughty little dog, aren't you?
Prince Steel Barricade: Good boy.
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: It's noted that his short stature and fur makes him resemble a walking bread loaf. This is what inspired Mercy to name him "Chubby".
- Blue Is Heroic: His entry notes that he wears a blue collar with a golden pendant shaped like a bone with his name on it. He's an adorable Corgi who, while impulsive like any other dog, is loyal and protective of his masters, especially Rosy Dreams.
- Cat Up a Tree: In one incident, he decided to chase after Jasper until the latter climbed up a tree to get away from him, with Mercy futilely trying to pull Chubby away by the leash. Fortunately, Prince Crimson Star would resolve the situation, though Jasper was left a bit shaken.Mercy: NO, CHUBBY! STOP! HEEL!
Jasper: WHY DOES THIS KEEP HAPPENING TO MEEEE?!!!
- Eldritch Abomination: Averted. He has been joked and speculated, even among the Terran Princes themselves, to be an eldritch monster in the form of an adorable Corgi, complete with the expected powers. This is because he had been summoned by Prince Fanged Paw, who is notorious for summoning eldritch beings and monsters into Equus with his awful cooking (except haggis, the only thing he can make without problems). Both Dr. Endless Dreams and Golden Scepter have made it clear that no, he isn't one, and they have checked him many times.Emperor Golden Scepter: (to the Terran Princes) My sons, Miss Endless Dreams and I have looked over Chubby many times, and I can safely tell you that there is nothing out of the ordinary with him. Yes, he came from another dimension. But not everything Fanged Paw brings into this world are eldritch, monstrous beings with ill intent. Chubby has helped Rosy Dreams a lot and she has recovered significantly because of him. And if you think that Chubby still might have some sort of secret ability that would 'make reality cry' as our little subjects say, you might want to consider stopping your daily read of those Hoofcraftian novels and science-fiction magazines. Those stories do have some grain of truth in them, but we should also take them with a grain of salt. It is good to be cautious, but not to the point of full-blown paranoia and madness.
- Fuzz Therapy: As Rosy Dreams' therapy pet, he serves as this for her. While Rosy Dreams has made significant progress in recovering from Sweet Words' sexual abuse, some trauma still lingered. Having Chubby around improved her emotional/mental state immensely, leading to her becoming more open, cheerful, and self-confident the longer she took care of him.
- Interspecies Friendship: He would befriend Sunny, a divine Glory Hound and Prince Caerulus Melodia's medical pet. They can communicate just fine due to Sunny having Telepathy, but he sometimes tires her with his excitable nature.
- Lovecraftian Superpower: It's believed In-Universe that due to being from another dimension, he might have some "Hoofcraftian" abilities that show up when no one's looking. Golden Scepter eventually got fed up with this and made it clear that no, Chubby's just an ordinary dog who happens to be from another dimension.
- Meaningful Name: Mercy named him "Chubby" because his appearance reminded her of a bread loaf.
- Precious Puppy: He's a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, an adorable breed of dog. Many people in the Terran Empire, including the royal family, are very fond of him, and personality-wise he is generally carefree and playful, if a bit prone to chase after anything that catches his attention or create some mischief on the bidding of his more mischievous masters, like Fanged Paw and Raven Wing. He's also very loyal to his masters, and is currently serving as a therapy pet for Rosy Dreams, who suffered from extreme sexual abuse at the hooves of her father, Sweet Words, before her adoption and needed help recovering. Even Prince Palatine Phoenix, who is constantly distrustful of Chubby and treats him like a Sitcom Archnemesis, actually loves him deep down, but will vehemently deny it if it's brought up to him.
Alignment: Neutral Evil/Lawful Good
Type: Griffon, Mutant, Psyker, Superhero
Faction: 'Monster League', Terran Empire
Gliding Butterfly (his entry here) is a young psychic Griffon with a powerful mutation, and the adoptive son of Prince Bright Eyes.
- Composite Character: He's a combination of Goro Watari, the classic Inazuman, and Saburo Kazeta, the modern version. He has the Freudian Excuse backstory and brief stint as a villain of the modern version with personality traits and conflict with the Neo-Human Empire of the original, with his design taking aspects of both.
- Interspecies Adoption: He's a heavily mutated griffon and ends up adopted by Prince Bright Eyes.
- Mutants: On top of being a Psyker, his transformed states stem from being a natural-born mutant, though some Changeling heritage may also be involved.
Divine Classification: Ethereal
Portfolio: Hope, Forgiveness, Potential
Hopeful Moon (his entry here) is the 'biological' son of Prince Bright Eyes, and a peculiar addition to the Terran Royal Family.
- Anthropomorphic Personification: He's a demi-Alicorn toddler who embodies Hope, Forgiveness, and Potential.
- Child by Rape: Technically, he is one, having been created after a Count Dracolt cursed Bright Eyes and Bright Eyes tried everything to get rid of his vampirism, including mental suppression. The trauma Bright Eyes would suffer afterwards, and his initial rejection of his son, also has parallels to situations experienced by real-life rape victims. Fortunately, Bright Eyes would see the error of his ways and come to accept/love his son after Golden Scepter asked him if he is willing to damn an innocent child for the sake of his own happiness, like what High King Irminsul did to Temnobog.
- Cuteness Proximity: His entry notes that he was rather adorable when he was a baby. Phykti, the Bogolenya Deer goddess of Cruelty and Despair, expressed her desire to keep him after he blew a raspberry at her. Even Steel Barricade admitted his nephew is kind of cute, and once told Hopeful that he's "not allowed to grow" (much to his brothers' amusement).
- The Cutie: Due to being a rather adorable baby, he is this for the Terran Royal Family, with even infernal deities like Phykti fawning over him. This hasn't changed much after he became a toddler.
- Has Two Mommies: Gender-inverted. Despite being a demi-Alicorn stallion, Bright Eyes is technically his "mother". This is because a Count Dracolt cursed him with vampirism pre-Ascension, and while trying to suppress his curse, Bright Eyes ended up spawning a sapient, infant being in his dream world. He would not be discovered until Bright Eyes revealed to Golden Scepter his dreams about becoming a parent to a Bat pony, which leads to Golden Scepter entering Bright Eyes' mind (with his permission) and finding the baby.
- Heroic Bastard: Technically he is one, as he was "born" out of wedlock when Bright Eyes tried suppressing his vampirism after he was cursed by a Count Dracolt, causing Bright Eyes' curse to spawn an infant Bat pony. Bright Eyes initially rejected his son and refused to acknowledge him as his child, but he was forced to see the error of his ways after Golden Scepter asked him if he wanted to become like Irminsul and damn an innocent child for the sake of his own happiness. Since then, Bright Eyes has vowed to be a good parent for Hopeful and is genuinely trying to make up for his emotional neglect while receiving therapy for his trauma. He hopes that Hopeful never finds out about his birth "father", but has since acknowledged that he would have to tell his son about him eventually.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Averted. While he has his father's red eyes (which were inherited from his grandfather, Golden Scepter), he's a completely innocent and cheerful Bat pony baby (now a toddler), despite spawning from Bright Eyes' suppressed vampirism.
- Semi-Divine: He has a partial demi-divine heritage by virtue of his father, Bright Eyes, being a demi-divine son of Emperor Golden Scepter. After Bright Eyes Ascended to demi-Alicornhood, the surge of magic would transform him into an Alicorn demigod, too, albeit one with bat wings.
- That Thing Is Not My Child!: He was initially on the receiving end of this by Bright Eyes, who wanted nothing to do with him due to trauma over his cursing and being reminded of the Count Dracolt who turned him. Golden Scepter put a stop to that by asking Bright Eyes if he's willing to behave like High King Irminsul, damning and abusing an innocent child for being born for the sake of his own happiness. This caused Bright Eyes to realize his mistake and see his son as Not So Different from Temnobog, which makes him vow to become the loving parent that Irminsul was not. While Hopeful initially did suffer from separation issues and was a very clingy baby, he's getting better thanks to Bright Eyes receiving therapy and genuinely trying to be a good father to make up for his emotional neglect.
Notable Imperial Military/Government/Civilian Figures
Alignment: Lawful/Neutral Good
Type: Scholar/Bookworm/Companion/Action Survivor/Butt-Monkey/Reincarnation(?)
Faction: Terran Empire
Jasper (his entry here) is the Companion of Emperor Golden Scepter's eighth son, Prince Crimson Star, and a resident of the Terran Empire who became great quite unexpectedly.
- Action Survivor: He's labeled as such by his entry. Despite being rather average compared to the great heroes and divines that now surround him, Jasper has found himself constantly at the center of great situations and crises thanks to his friendship with Prince Crimson Star. This has hilariously (or not) distressed Jasper as he still wanted a quiet life of studying despite no longer being a soldier, though he has since grown used to it and focuses on doing the right thing.
- Baleful Polymorph: According to Prince Clear Voice, he and Crimson Star once embarked on a journey together to "acquire experience and knowledge". They came back some months later after being transformed into a golden-furred Abyssinian cat and a blue-feathered chicken, respectively. It's downplayed in Jasper's case as his change is only cosmetic, but Crimson Star wasn't so lucky. They were transformed back relatively fine, though.
- Barrier Warrior: He can produce telekinetic barriers to protect himself and others.
- Big Damn Heroes: In one incident, he happened upon a teenage Griffoness named Beren being cornered alone by Pristine Mind's cronies, who were going to beat her up to intimidate her. He immediately acted by protecting Beren with psychic barriers and whisking her to safety... though Beren responded by running away in fear. Beren would later apologize for not thanking him, though he doesn't hold it against her.
- Birds of a Feather: Platonic example. His discovering that Crimson Star also loved history and studying in general is what led to them becoming best friends, which also led to Jasper coming out of his shell and becoming more assertive thanks to Crimson Star's influence. It's implied that in his past life as a Imperial Custodes Captain-General, he was similarly bookish and this allowed him to befriend one of the Imperium's Golden Generals, a talented scholar-sorcerer/psyker named Scarlet Vortex. Seeing Jasper's friendship with Crimson Star motivated Golden Scepter (by his own admission) to turn Jasper into his son's Companion, as the Alicorn Emperor heavily suspects that Jasper is his Captain-General's Reincarnation and wanted to encourage said friendship by giving him a position that requires Jasper to be in close proximity to Crimson Star.
- Butt-Monkey: He's labeled as such by his entry. Jasper's life is essentially one crises and/or stressful situation after another - he was born in Abyssinia, but he and his parents moved to the Terran Empire to escape the fickle cruelty of Zinabi and Fik'iri. Then when he was an adult, Jasper was pressured into joining the Terran Imperial Army by his parents so he could become a hero like his ancestors and relatives, resulting in him experiencing "the worst months of his life" when his unwillingness to fight led to him being constantly bullied by his fellow soldiers. It's deconstructed in that suffering constant misfortune caused Jasper to become absolutely miserable, but fear of disappointing his parents and receiving more punishment for speaking up made him develop a slavish devotion to Golden Scepter and his sons as a defense mechanism because he couldn't bring himself to admit he wanted out. Things finally turn up for Jasper when Crimson Star befriended him and got his bullies punished by reporting them to his father and brothers, but Jasper's "butt-monkey" status hasn't really left as he now constantly finds himself in the middle of great situations and crises, thanks to his friendship with Crimson Star and his status as the blind Terran Prince's Companion. This hilariously distresses him as he desired a quiet life of studying, which is exemplified when the Terran Empire is attacked by Clovenists:Jasper: Why is this even happening to me?!
Prince Crimson Star: Maybe Fate is finally smiling upon you, Jasper!
Jasper: I think that Fate is LAUGHING at me!
- Cat Up a Tree: He would end up stuck high in a tree after Chubby chased him, despite Mercy's efforts to pull the Corgi away. He was left a bit shaken by the time Prince Crimson Star resolved the situation.Jasper: WHY DOES THIS KEEP HAPPENING TO MEEEE?!!!
- The Confidant: Although his position as Crimson Star's Companion officially means he's supposed to be his bodyguard, Jasper's true purpose is to actually be Crimson Star's friend and confidant in all situations. Golden Scepter has admitted to this because seeing Jasper's friendship with his eighth son reminded him of a long-dead Imperial Custodes Captain-General who befriended one of his Golden Generals, and wanted to encourage that friendship by giving Jasper a position that requires him to be in close proximity to Crimson Star. Jasper's role proved to be beneficial when Crimson Star grew suspicious of the strange behavior displayed by several Terran Imperial Council members and confided in Jasper, resulting in the Abyssinian being complicit in the capture/exposure of said Council members being exposed as moles for an outside agency while the real ones were found and reinstated.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: His biggest claim to fame is his near-victory against one of Pokhot's infernal divine sons, Prince Cselszövő, a Bogolenya Alicorn-Deer Draconequus god of Scheming, Deception, Fate, and Hope, in a card game. According to Jasper, Crimson Star foresaw Cselszövő becoming a Fallen deity that caused much destruction out of arrogance and complacency, so he set up a risky plan where he "lost" his soul in a Deal with the Devil. Cselszövő's twin brother, Prince Varázsló, merely suggested that Jasper beat Cselszövő in a card game, knowing he has a love for it that bordered on weakness. Crimson Star instructed Jasper to lose just to shake things up, which not only greatly unnerved Cselszövő but led to him being humiliated by being poked by a protective Golden Scepter until he gave back Crimson Star's soul.
- Expy: One of the Codexverse writers, Randomfan11, has stated that he is based off of Kitten, the often ridiculed and disrespected Adeptus Custodes Captain-General from If the Emperor Had a Text-to-Speech Device. What furthers the connection is Jasper's friendship with Crimson Star, who is an ersatz of Magnus the Red (with some elements from Text to Speech's version of Magnus thrown in as well).
- Fantastic Racism: Implied, as in one incident, several Terran nobles referred to him as Crimson Star's "pet". This enraged Prince Clear Voice, who chewed the nobles out and gave them a "The Reason You Suck" Speech for being so disrespectful of his younger brother's friend.
- For Want of a Nail: Beren's entry notes that if he hadn't saved her from Pristine Mind's bullying, she would've either killed herself to escape her torment or gone on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge against her bullies. So while Jasper's intervention ended up exposing Beren's secret worship of Crimson Star, it also allowed her to get the help and protection she needed from Crimson Star himself, who would help her with her studies and defend her on her behalf.
- Interclass Friendship: He was once a lowly Terran Imperial soldier who only wanted to have a quiet life as a historian. His best friend is Crimson Star, an Alicorn demigod and a Prince of the Terran Empire, being the eighth son of Emperor Golden Scepter. It's noted that they became friends over their mutual love for studying and history, and having photographic memories. This is what saved Jasper from being bullied by Pony soldiers after Crimson Star caught his tormentors in the act and reported them to his father and brothers.
- Interspecies Friendship: He's a silver-furred Abyssinian Bengal Cat who is best friends with Prince Crimson Star, an Alicorn demigod. It's noted that they became friends over their mutual love for studying and history, and having photographic memories. This is what saved Jasper from being bullied by Pony soldiers after Crimson Star caught his tormentors in the act and reported them to his father and brothers.
- The Magnificent: Known as "the Silver Companion" due to being a silver-furred Abyssinian who holds the position as Prince Crimson Star's Companion, which essentially translates to being the blind Terran Prince's best friend, confidant, bodyguard, and reluctant helper during great situations and crises he had no intention to be in.
- Malicious Misnaming: He was often called "Little Kitten" by the Terran Imperial Pony soldiers who bullied him as a way to demean him for his so-called cowardice. Crimson Star was not happy to learn of this when he caught Jasper being bullied, and furiously reprimands the Pony soldiers for their atrocious actions.Prince Crimson Star: He may be a 'kitten' to you, but he's MY 'kitten'! And I will NOT tolerate ANYONE who mistreats my friends, even if they aren't under my command!
- Meaningful Name: He's named after the jasper gemstone, and especially takes after blue jasper, which are rarer than other types of jasper. Blue jasper gems are associated with courage, confidence, and strength of conviction, and they are a source of encouragement for those want to stand up for themselves and resist peer pressure. Jasper was initially an shy and introverted Abyssinian who was pressured to join the Terran Imperial Army by his parents and suffered vicious bullying by his fellow soldiers, until he met and befriended Prince Crimson Star. After that, he became much more confident and willing to help out during times of crisis, even though he still wants a quiet, studious life for himself.
- Noodle Incident: According to Prince Clear Voice, he and Crimson Star went off on a journey to acquire "experience and knowledge". They came back some months later, with Jasper now sporting golden fur while Crimson Star somehow became a blue-feathered chicken. They were transformed back relatively fine, though.
- Oh, Crap!: Played for drama. He had endured so much bullying in the Imperial Army that when the blind Prince Crimson Star caught him sneaking into the royal Terran palace libraries just to escape his torment, Jasper became severely frightened on the assumption that he was going to be severely punished for his actions. However, Crimson Star sensed a kindred spirit in Jasper because of his love for studying, and the two quickly became best friends over it.
- Pals with Jesus: His best friend is Prince Crimson Star, a blind demi-Alicorn Prince and the eighth son of Emperor Golden Scepter. This ultimately protected and saved him from being continuously bullied by a group of Terran Pony soldiers, who were disciplined by Golden Scepter and Blazing Hoof after Crimson Star reported their transgressions to his family.
- Photographic Memory: His entry describes him as having a borderline-photographic memory, being able to recall the smallest details of information, including information from apocryphal records. This is what helped condemn the Pony soldiers who bullied him during their court-martial, as Jasper remembered every single punishment and humiliation he endured at their hooves, including being called "Little Kitten", for being a so-called coward.
- Psychic Powers: He's a budding psyker, his only abilities being telepathic cloaking and telekinetic barriers. It is believed by Crimson Star that Jasper's psychic potential came from being constantly bullied by his fellow soldiers, which explains how Jasper managed to escape his bullies' more violent reprisals and sneak into the royal Terran palace libraries unnoticed. Many believe that Jasper has the potential to fill many psychic-oriented roles like an Inquisitor or assassin, and feel that he's wasting his potential by being a Terran Prince's Companion, until Crimson Star firmly put his hoof down on the matter.
- Reincarnation: It's heavily implied that he is the reincarnation of a long-dead Captain-General of the fabled Imperial "Custodes" Praetorian guard who befriended one of Golden Scepter's "Golden Generals", General Scarlet Vortex, a talented scholar-sorcerer/psyker. Golden Scepter even admits that his decision to make Jasper a Companion for Crimson Star was influenced by this, as Jasper heavily reminded him of his Captain-General, which motivated him to encourage the Abyssinian's friendship with his eighth son.
- Seeing Through Another's Eyes: His entry notes that he often serves as Crimson Star's literal eyes and ears thanks to established Psychic Links, as the latter is blind and relies on his Psychic Powers to see things.
- Spanner in the Works: Pristine Mind would have continued bullying students unpunished if he hadn't intervened and brought her bullying of fellow classmate Beren to Prince Crimson Star's attention.
- Stunned Silence: A Codexverse drabble notes that he was "stunned into complete silence" after Crimson Star read a letter from a Terran subject who wanted to lick Golden Scepter's hooves.
- Traumatic Superpower Awakening: Crimson Star believes that his Psychic Powers emerged as a direct result of the constant bullying he endured in the Terran Imperial Army, with telepathic cloaking and telekinetic barriers to help him escape his bullies' more violent reprisals and sneak into the royal palace libraries unnoticed.
- Wowing Cthulhu: He nearly beat Golden Scepter in a card game, surprising and impressing the Alicorn Emperor. This is especially notable as Golden Scepter is a magical and intellectual divine prodigy even by the standards of Alicornkind, while Jasper is a mortal Abyssinian with a love for studying. It also speaks volumes of how much potential Jasper has as an individual.
- The Ageless: Implied. A Codexverse drabble mentions that she's rendered effectively ageless by various factors (such as certain unique traits in her own nature and advanced imperial sciences), with her age being "more than 6,700 years old". Another Codexverse drabble confirms this, adding that three Ages spent in close proximity with Golden Scepter's Primordial Quintessence since foalhood has slowed down her aging quite a bit.
- Deadpan Snarker: Flatly noted that the 'falling-out' between the Radiant Emperor and the Overlord of Darkness seemed "inadequate" to describe just how badly (and destructive) the breakdown of friendship between the two was.
- Expy: She's the Fourth Age equivalent of Malcador the Sigillite, being the trusted aid of an immortal Emperor with enormous psychic powers, and a regent with political permission to take the throne should anything happen to their rulers. She's also based on another Expy of Malcador from the 'Equestria: Across the Multiverse' Round-Robin, whom many of the Codexverse authors had worked on previously, in that she's a female aid and regent to a divine sovereign.
- The Magnificent: Known as "the Sealbearer", due to being Golden Scepter's trusted Number Two and regent of the Terran Empire.
- Number Two: Much like Sigil, her Imperium-era predecessor, she serves as the trusted aid and Terran regent for Emperor Golden Scepter. She generally takes over when Golden Scepter is preoccupied elsewhere, such as when he left the Terran Empire to pursue Bright Eyes himself out of fear that his runaway son might commit suicide like a few of his brothers nearly did.
- One Steve Limit: Averted, as there's a Grittish Earth pony filly named Midnight Bell.
- Undying Loyalty: According to her, her loyalty to the Radiant Emperor and her duties as his herald, equerry, and regent come first. Anything else is secondary.
- Workaholic: She's so loyal and dutiful that she sees her own personal needs as secondary compared to the monumental tasks she bears as Golden Scepter's herald, equerry, and regent in the Terran Empire. Golden Scepter himself sometimes insists that she take a break, but she refuses to consider it. Fortunately, Princess Pinkie/Thalia arranges a huge birthday party with the help of the Terran Royal Family to make up for her lost birthdays, a gesture she certainly appreciated.
Alignment: Neutral Good
Type: Arch-Nephilim, Henshin Hero, Berserker, Omega
Faction: Terran Empire
Cool Waters (his entry here) is a hero of the Terran Empire, and a tragic individual who struggled to overcome the various hardships in his life.
- Body Horror: His body biologically transforms into his monstrous Nephilim form.
- Karmic Jackpot: His choice to remain heroic despite the Trauma Conga Line he's been put through and helping save ponykind from Teos results in him being welcomed by the Terran Royal Family as a trusted friend, made Rosy's bodyguard, and given back his dream by being made part of the Terran Empire's professional swim team. This is different from Kamen Rider Gills, who ended up Wandering the Earth.
- Super Mode: His Exceed form, in which he becomes far more powerful.
Divine Classification: Ethereal/Ascendant
Portfolio: Light, Evolution, Ponykind
Tranquil Harbor, also known as Omega (his entry here) is the Alicorn demigod of Light, Evolution, and Ponykind, and is a close associate of the Terran Royal Family.
- Adaptational Badass: Kamen Rider Agito was a pretty competent warrior in canon, but Tranquil Harbor, who is based on him, takes it even further by Ascending to demi-godhood and becoming the Overlord of Light's true successor.
- Almighty Janitor: In terms of actual position, he's the palace's gardener and occasional chef, as well as a restaurant owner. Even before Ascending, he was an extremely powerful warrior in his transformed state and trusted ally of the Royal Family. Now he's an Alicorn demigod.
- Anthropomorphic Personification: After Ascending to demi-godhood during his fight with Teos, the Overlord of Darkness, he became the Alicorn demigod of Light, Evolution, and Ponykind.
- Cool Big Sis: Gender-inverted. Though not biologically related, he acts this way towards the adoptive children associated with the Terran Royal Family.
- Humble Hero: A defining trait of his: No matter how powerful he gets or what he accomplishes, he's content to be a gardener. After defeating Teos and Ascending to demi-godhood, he simply decides to open a restaurant, which became very successful.
The Scholars of the Stars
- Ambition Is Evil: Amoral and/or villainous Scholars believe that knowledge is literally power, so they hoard as much of it as they can. This has earned them scorn from their benevolent peers and Prince Crimson Star himself, and has caused them to be hunted for their crimes.
- Deal with the Devil: Amoral and even villainous Scholars often make bargains with demons in exchange for more knowledge, which they literally equate to power. Ironically, Crimson Star tried doing the same thing in his youth after he lost his eyesight in a carriage accident, until he realized the folly of such things and stopped... but this fact is often conveniently ignored by the aforementioned villainous Scholars.
- Fantastic Racism: There are tribalist/racist Scholars who see knowledge itself as something that's reserved only for the "worthy", leading to incidents where they have tried stealing and absorbing knowledge/magic from those they deem "inferior" and "unworthy". They also hate the idea of letting different races become Scholars. Benevolent Scholars treat their villainous brethren with disgust and contempt, and work together with Terran authorities in hunting them down.
- Insane Troll Logic: According to religious splinter factions of the Scholars, the fact that Golden Scepter and his sons actively denied their divinity only serves as a better reason as to why they deserved to be worshiped. This left the Terran Princes rather dumbfounded.Prince Fanged Paw: Uh... I'm sorry, what? Brother, are you getting this?
Prince Written Word: No, not really. I'm afraid Blue Suede might understand this better than both of us.
- The Ace: Those who perform exceptionally well in the Imperial military and have physical and mental fortitude beyond the norm are eligible to be selected for conversion, after batteries of testing and trials to confirm their are genuinely eligible in both form and character.
- Blade on a Stick: Their standard weapon is one of this that's also a Combination Weapon currently prevalent in the 'Fourth Age' - a 'Chapterknight Pneumatic-Chainlance' that combines a halberd with a chainsaw, and a high-powered Pneumatic-Catapault that allows for effective melee and ranged combat.
- Crazy-Prepared: The designers of their bodies, armour and equipment are very thorough in protecting their users or their secrets. Their armour are enchanted/blessed against magical and demonic intrusions, as well as hexed or rigged with wards and safety-measures to prevent reverse-engineering. In the event of an Anti-Magic attack neutralizing the magitek implants/systems Chapterknights has or uses, back-up conventional generators both inside their bodies and in their armour allows them to continue fighting, with unfoldable auto-mechanical limbs installed in compartments of the armour allowing them to pick up and use weapons where they couldn't do so with their usual telekinetic implants/armour-module.
- The Dreaded: Implied. Their helmets alone are terrifying, to say nothing about their performance as utterly lethal super-soldiers.
- Expy: Chapterknights appear to be ersatz of the 40K Space Marines mixed with elements from Warhammer Fantasy Battle's Orders of Knights from both Empire and Bretonnia factions. It's lampshaded even in-universe via comparisons with the fabled 'Legiones/Adeptus Astratus' from the pre-Known-Historical Golden Imperium, though how closely they resemble each other is left ambiguous owing to both the deep-layers of military secrecy surrounding the Chapterknights. It's implied that Golden Scepter's uncomfortable silence on the subject is also a factor, considering that he had to be significantly motivated to start the Chapterknight project at all due to his feelings of failure and shame towards the fallen Imperium of Ponykind, which became a fanatical, reactionary, and xenophobic polity in part because of his influence and ruthless methods as a ruler.
- Had to Be Sharp: One needs to be a exemplary specimen of a military individual already to be selected and is refined further such that they can fight to super-equine peak even in the harshest environments possible on Equus, which is a Death World populated by even Fallen gods and Eldritch Abominations. Their strength, endurance, and efficiency are so incredible that it's suspected Golden Scepter asked Temnobog and his surviving children, the Four Terrors, to help him provide the trials and tribulations necessary to field-test the first test-subjects and recruits, all while making sure their modifications and training really could stand up to the worst possible conditions.
- Heroic Willpower: Trident Grip's entry mentions that an incredibly high level of mental fortitude is required for someone to become a Chapterknight. Through rigorous psychological-conditioning and neurological modifications, even the most average Chapterknights are able to resist being tempted or led astray by baser urges, allowing them to remain focused on their duties and oaths. This means that chances of them being corrupted by demonic influences and/or controlled by mental magics are also very low. It's speculated in-universe that Emperor Golden Scepter ensured his Chapterknights will survive even the harshest of conditions by having his friends, Temnobog and the Four Terrors, put his test subjects/recruits through Training from Hell to strengthen their physical, mental, and spiritual capabilities.
- The Immune: Their enhanced biology gave them considerable resistance, if not outright immunity, to various poisons and toxins, even those from potent chemical and biological weapons. Given the rumored involvement of the Bogolenya Deer Pantheon's Four Terrors (Golden Scepter is a family friend to both them and their father, Temnobog) in field-testing them, Bolezn and Phykti probably helped a lot with that.
- Immune to Mind Control: All Chapterknights are incredibly resistant to both mundane and divine/demonic magical influences, thanks a Rigorous Training from Hell given by the Four Terrors. It's speculated that Golden Scepter had the Chapterknights specifically engineered this way by using his friendships with Temnobog and his family to make sure they are able to survive even the harshest of conditions. Trident Grip's entry notes that all Chapter Knights are also magically warded by the best mages and psykers living in the Terran Empire, with assistance from the Church of the Stars, which Golden Scepter is a member of.
- Necessarily Evil: The Radiant Emperor of Ponykind was initially very reluctant to start the 'Chapterknight Project', as his past experiences with the 'Aurum Apostasy' and how he handled the Imperium of Ponykind in general left him with a fear of repeating his past mistakes and all the horrors that could follow. However, outside circumstances - including the latest "Time of Trials" - made it very clear that he has little choice in the matter, but the support he received from both his sons and the rest of the Terran Empire helped put him and his mind at ease with the decision.Emperor Golden Scepter: (attributed) 'Necessity knows nothing else but victory'. So quoth the venerable Public Stylus. Now it seems, more than ever, we are confronted by necessity to pursue nothing short of victory.
- Powered Armor: Chapterknights wear a set of Magitek version of this of a 'Dungeon Punk' design, with an aesthetic that's been described as simultaneously baroque and futuristic. Comparisons had been made with the 'Astratus Powered Armour' wielded by their Imperium of Ponykind Supersoldier counterparts, but it is noted that they look and operate differently. It's still strong and durable as main battle tank armour and enhances all the abilities of their Chapterknight wearers via enchantments and technology. They are so heavy only Chapterknights could use them and actually move with ease or at all. Or remain healthily alive for that matter instead of say a mess of mashed muscles and broken bones.
- Super Reflexes: Chapterknights had been observed to be able to react fast enough to dodge or parry crossbow/pneumatic bolts.
- Super Senses: Chapterknights apparently could hear/feel sound/vibrations through thick layers of concrete and see for kilometers even in the darkest nights. And that's without their battle-armours' additional enhancement.
- Supersoldier: What the Chapterknights essentially are thanks to a regimen of biological, psychological and technological enhancements that makes them stronger, smarter, faster, more durable and more skillful than the average unenhanced sapient being. And that's not counting the advanced armour and weapons that they are equipped with on top of that. They are currently counted as some of the most lethal warriors on Equus.
- Super Speed: Chapterknights could outrun Equestrian Games athletes, and at full-sprint clocks at around 60-80 km/h.
- Super Spit: Chapterknight saliva is apparently very poisonous. And if rumours regarding their inspiration from the Imperium of Ponykind predecessors (as well as Trident Grip's own jokes about her abilities) are true, it's not entirely out of the question that it might even be corrosive.
- Super Strength: As noted in Trident Grip's entry, they could push, pull and lift multi-tonnes worth of mass with ease. Trident Grip's example involved a 'Grand Bombard' shell that is effectively a small house-sized hunk of metal.
- Super Toughness: Thanks to having flesh comparable to ballistic armour, bones tough as rock/metal (to the point it's suspected Marlu-esque bio-metal is involved) and a Healing Factor that could close wounds in seconds, they could take damage that could cripple/kill most ordinary creatures with barely a scratch and survive near-catastrophic damage like losing whole limbs and severe internal injuries and still being combat-effective.
- Training from Hell: Literally. It's speculated In-Universe that Golden Scepter approached his friends, the Four Terrors, with a request in assisting him with creating the earliest Chapterknights via specialized training and trials. This resulted in all Chapterknights' legendary moral and psychological resistance to being tempted by baser urges, and even being immune to mundane/divine magical influences and Demonic Possession.
Alignment: Lawful/Neutral Good
Type: Super-solder, Military Commander, Champion, Knight, [REDACTED]
Faction: Terran Empire, Chapterknight Orders, [REDACTED] Chapter
Knight-Captain Trident Grip (her entry here) is a Knight-Captain of the Terran Empire's Chapterknight Orders, and is a beloved heroine even outside the borders of her homeland.
- The Ace: Scores better than many of her fellow soldiers and later Chapterknights in capabilities, and the reason why she was approved for enhancement and eventually command.
- Ace Custom: Her 'Chapterknight Battle Armour' is customized not only with decorative liveries as per her commander's privileges, but also contains extra power-generators and capacitors for charging her more energy-intensive weapons of choice.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: As both a capable warrior and a competent strategist, Trident Grip has won many victories and honour for the Chapterknights, her commanding Terran Prince and the Terran Empire and their allies as a whole.
- Badass Cape: Has one as part of her Ace Custom Chapterknight Battle Armour, which helps denote rank, although its noted she often have to get it replaced due to how quickly she loses it or had to discard it, though it did help her win a few fights with clever applications.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Her sense of humour could get childish at times, but make no mistake, not only is she one of the most honourable and noble heroes around, her Supersoldier enhancements and strategic acumen also made her one of the most lethal warriors and effective commanders in the world.
- The Captain: Holds the 'Knight-Captain' rank in the Chapterknight hierarchy and commands a Knight-Cohort. Keeping with her strategic acumen and transequine enhancements she could coordinate the actions of hundreds of Chapterknight warriors organized in dozens of units with efficiency and effectiveness even in the thick of combat.
- Duels Decide Everything: Downplayed, but Trident Grip's first victory as a commander was cemented by her dueling and defeating the Thracean forces' main commander in single-combat, which demoralized the already haggled Thraceans and turned what had been just a military defeat into a humiliating rout.
- Expy: She appears to be a combination of Captain Tarik Torgeddon from the Horus Heresy series with Veteran Sergeant Suetonius from WH40K: Space Marine, being competent warriors, honourable heroes and Reasonable Authority Figures with a wicked sense of humour.
- The Fettered: As shown in the quote, she has a distaste for strong bullying the weak since when she was young, where she would often protect weaker street children from older bullies and even unscrupulous adults. Since her conversion into a Chapterknight she showed a wholehearted loyalty to the ideals stipulated of being a Chapterknight to protect the helpless innocent and fight evils that are beyond ordinary mortals' ability to fight.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: She was once just a street urchin living in the less savory parts of a distant coastal province in the Terran Empire. Joining the Imperial military and excelling there led to her promotion into one of the Terran Princes' elite military chapters just when the 'Chapterknight Project' came around looking for candidates for conversion. This led to her becoming one of the first-generation Chapterknights super-soldiers, later a Knight-Captain commander as a result of her continue exaltation, and currently one of the most lethal warriors and heroes on the planet.
- The Gadfly: Stemming from her natural sense of humour and a disgust for strong bullying the weak, she likes taking down opponents who act high and mighty over their 'lessers' down a peg with insults and humiliations whenever possible. While it helps her win battles, it also has an unfortunate tendency to net her enemies with a grudge if they survive their duels with her to fight another day, although that's rare given how lethal she is.Trident Grip: Oh, you poor thing. Are you upset that you cannot get at me?
Evil Sphinx: I am going to EAT you.
Trident Grip: DEFINITELY upset.
- Hero of Another Story: Even before becoming part of the Terran Imperial liaison with the Equestrians, she had been involved in many other battles and campaigns for the Terran Empire as were her fellow Chapterknights, from fighting Bugbears, crusading against tyrannical overlords, defending allies of the Terran Empire and being a military adviser to other factions whom the Terran Empire is supporting.
- Heroic Willpower: Stated to be quite strong even by Chapterknight standards. Even (Golden Scepter's friend) Temnobog's Tormentors were quite impressed.
- I Shall Taunt You: She loves taunting and provoking with sardonic, humourous insults to make her opponents become so enraged and offended they cannot fight rationally, creating openings for her to exploit.
- The Jester: While a Reasonable Authority Figure and a honourable and loyal hero, she is somewhat unusual for her sense of humour in contrast to her more serious or solemn Chapterknight counterparts, believe to originate as a coping mechanism for the stress of living in the streets when she was young. While this leads to teasing her stricter associates and occasionally absurd scenes of an enhanced super-soldier pulling pranks, it also helps her diffuse tension, temper allies and get along with her comrades and other non-Terran parties - especially the Equestrians, with whom she would become part of the Terran Imperial liaison, such as Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie.
- The Order: A member of the Chapterknight Orders, special elite formations of physically, mentally and magically enhanced super-soldiers within the already elite military chapters commanded by the Terran Empire's demi-Alicorn Princes.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Is this as a commander due to her noble and honourable (if mirthful) character, which is why she got along so well with Prince-Regent Shining Armour of the Crystal Empire, which is also this.
- The Strategist: Like any Chapterknight knight-captain worth their salt, she is this, although she is notable for being especially good even by standards of Chapterknight commanders, being one of the top four commanders of her Chapter and one of the best among all the Chapterknights. Her trans-equine enhancements include neurological improvements that assists her in this by allowing her to multitask and coordinate the actions of hundreds of Knight-sisters in dozens of units like an well-oiled machine, even in the thick of combat.
- Her first command deserves mention: When a border conflict flared up between one of the Thracean Dominations and a client-state of the Terran Empire, Trident Grip and her Chapterknights were sent as part of a Terran Empire expeditionary force to help the client-state relief a city the Thraceans were sieging. Knowing the enemy had an advantage in numbers and weaponry over the client-state and could even give the Terran imperial forces trouble, she cleverly created a plan that would maximize their advantages while minimizing the those of the Thraceans. While the conventional Terran Empire forces create a diversion by deploying on one side of the area of battle, Trident Grip and her Chapterknights launched a two-pronged surprise attack from a different direction in the flanks as soon as they become weakened from the Thraceans redeploying their forces in response to the Terran Imperials, allowing her and her forces to strike at the now exposed commanders and their land-based anti-aerial defenses with surgical but overwhelming force. The shock attacks, which happened at dawn when they were less prepared, together with the wider counteroffensives by conventional Imperial and client-state forces, throws the Thracean order of battle into disarray with the loss of C&C and swung the aerial advantage firmly in favour of the Imperials and the client-state, resulting in a humiliating rout for the Thraceans that send them back in retreat (and left their now crippled commander with an undying grudge against her).
- Supersoldier: Trident Grip is a first-generation Chapterknight, who are all this, and a bit on the high-end of the Chapterknight standard range. She is strong enough to move multi-tonne objects size of small houses, run at 60-80 km/h at full sprint, survive explosions and impacts that would kill or cripple ordinary Ponies with minimal injuries, is sensitive enough to hear and feel through concrete and see for miles even in the darkest of nights, spit poison and ingest it with no issue, endure exposure to highly lethal chemical and biological weapons, survive and fight with peak efficiency for days even in Death World environments...
- Weapon of Choice: A Magitek 'Star-Trident' with a Star Metal spear-tip powered by crystal-batteries and thaumic-capacitors that could allow it to shoot energy beams at medium-to-long range, along with a gauntlet-mounted 'Mana-caster' that could project either a mana-shield or launch fire-balls in rapid succession at short-to-medium range. Her Ace Custom Magitek Powered Armor has enhanced capacitors and power-generators to help with charging them and all other systems.
Thunder Wolves Chapter
- Adaptational Heroism: While the Thunder Wolves are loyal just like the Space Wolves, the Thunder Wolves don't have the Space Wolves' raging anti-psyker bigotry and hypocrisy in using Rune-Priests (which are essentially psykers treated as shamans by the legion). This is because Prince Fanged Paw, who was once bullied by Prince Crimson Star before the latter's disfigurement, learned how to let go of his anger and forgive his brother.
- Adaptational Name Change: In Warhammer 40,000, they were called the Space Wolves. Here, since they're obviously not in space, they're renamed the Thunder Wolves instead.
- Anti-Magic: The entire legion as a whole seems to specialize in Disruption magic thanks to the influence of Prince Fanged Paw, who is the Alicorn demigod of Disruption.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Fanged Paw's entry notes that the great majority of the legion's soldiers are boisterous and fierce, but they're also noble and heroic.
- Expy: They're based on the Space Wolves legion led by Primarch Leman Russ.
- Noble Wolf: Their motif. Fanged Paw's entry notes that the legion is named after the Thunder Wolves, large canine beasts that can survive harshly cold environments and generate a cold variation of lightning. While soldiers of the Thunder Wolves legion follow their leader in ferocity, aggressiveness, and predatory behavior on the field, they're also loyal, noble, and boisterous warriors that are hailed as heroes by the Terran Empire.
- Attack Animal: It's noted that they're both enormous, being capable of rendering full-grown warriors to pieces. They often accompany their master, Prince Fanged Paw, in battle.
- Expy: Of Freki and Geri, the two wolfsiblings and escorts of Primarch Leman Russ.
- Interspecies Friendship: Despite the species and size difference, they're both rather fond of Chubby, Rosy Dreams' pet Corgi, and are good friends with him.
- Noble Wolf: Being the wolf companions of Prince Fanged Paw, they're benevolent and heroic just like their master.
- Puppy-Dog Eyes: In a failed attempt to get Inquisitor Adamantia Plutus to let him and Rainbow Dash go joyriding in a Terran military-grade steam car, Prince Fanged Paw picked up Unna and implored Adamantia to "do it for the puppy" while Unna did puppy-dog eyes, much to the Inquisitor's confusion. This prompts a flat response from Prince Crimson Star.Prince Crimson Star: (to Prince Fanged Paw) Brother... have you had a stressful day?
Ebon Drakes Chapter
Imperial Hooves Chapter
- The Ace: Widely considered one of the deadliest and most skilled warriors among the Chapterknights, which is impressive considering the Chapterknights are super-soldiers who had been enhanced to the point they are already among the deadliest fighting forces presently on Equus.
- Alliterative Name: Victorious Vanguard
- Badass Boast:
Victorious Vanguard: "Is this it? Is this all you have? Do you think this will make us afraid of you? Come closer - And I will TEACH you fear!" note
- He gave one to a strong, monstrous opponent in a drabble which he just saw torn apart one of his fellow Chapterknights in a gory display. It's part "The Reason You Suck" Speech and part Bring It.
- Captain Ersatz: Of First Captain Sigismund, Champion of Rogal Dorn himself during the time of the Great Crusade and a major character of the Horus Heresy novels.
- Weapon of Choice: The Sable Sword, a presumably black-coloured and powerful blade with which Victorious Vanguard vanquished many foes, gifted to him by the Noble Demon God of Evil Yarost, the Prince of Murder for his impressive performance during his time training in the hell-fiefs of the Four Terrors.
- Wowing Cthulhu: How he got his sword. His battle-prowess - but also his ability to resist giving into his bloodlust - during the part of the Chapterknights' training programme in the Hell-Fiefs of the Four Terrors impressed Yarost, the Prince of Murder so much he rewarded him by having the Sable King - the greatest of Yarost's father Temnobog's arch-demons/devils/fiends the Tormentors - grant him a powerful blade that would become Victorious Vanguard's signature weapon: the Sable Sword.
Thousand Sons Chapter
- Adaptational Heroism: The Thousand Sons in Warhammer 40,000 went traitor when Primarch Magnus the Red was manipulated into joining Tzeentch. Here, they're heroic because Golden Scepter is a better father to Crimson Star, who is based on Magnus.
- Break the Badass: Upon hearing of the stories behind the Abominable Alignment's Chimera Machine and seeing the horrors for themselves, a few Thousand Sons proceeded to vomit in sheer disgust. What makes this notable that all of them are experienced battle-mages and war veterans.
- Expy: They're based on the Thousand Sons legion led by Primarch Magnus the Red.
- Magic Knight: Many members of the Thousand Sons are highly adept battle-mages trained in the arts of magic and combat. This is what makes up for their legion's relatively small size.
- Meaningful Name: In-Universe. According to Crimson Star, he named his legion the "Thousand Sons" because of what Golden Scepter said to him while he was recovering from his brothers' beatings - that he didn't care if he had "a thousand sons, or twenty or five" because he believes that all of his sons, including Crimson Star, are deserving of his love and praise regardless of what they did.
- Alliterative Name: High Honour.
- Alliterative Name: Honoured Hoof.
Hope Bringers Chapter
- Adaptational Heroism: The Blood Angels are a Loyalist legion in canon, but after Primarch Sanguinius' vampiric cursing and death, many of them either fell to the Black Rage, became vampires themselves, or both. There's even a sub-legion called the "Flesh Tearers", who are infamous for their bloody savagery and obsession with bloodshed. Here, they are renamed as the Hope Bringers and serve as symbols of hope in and out of the Terran Empire, with none of the Blood Angels' nastier flaws and traits.
- Adaptational Name Change: In Warhammer 40,000, they were called the Blood Angels. Here, they're called the "Hope Bringers" to symbolize what they're supposed to be: Paragons of hope in the Terran Empire and beyond.
- Expy: They're based on the Blood Angels legion led by Primarch Sanguinius.
- Fur Against Fang: Defied and averted. The Hope Bringers legion contains those who are suffering from vampirism and werewolf strains. Despite vampires and werewolves being stereotyped as enemies In-Universe, Prince Bright Eyes made sure to stamp out racial biases by teaching his soldiers the importance of cooperation and trust, so they wouldn't be plagued by infighting.
Iron Warriors Chapter
- Adaptational Heroism: The Iron Warriors in Warhammer 40,000 went traitor when Primarch Perturabo betrayed the Imperium and sided with Horus in the Horus Heresy. Here, they're heroic because Golden Scepter is a better father to Steel Barricade, who is based on Primarch Perturabo.
- Expy: They're based on the Iron Warriors legion led by Primarch Perturabo.
Word Bearers Chapter
- Adaptational Heroism: The Word Bearers in Warhammer 40,000 went traitor when Primarch Lorgar suffered an extreme Crisis of Faith thanks to the Emperor of Mankind burning Monarchia to the ground and forcing him to kneel to him in its ashes, and started worshiping Chaos. Here, the Word Bearers are based on the Word Bearers from The Roboutian Heresy in that they are a loyalist faction dedicated to purging corrupt religions, cults, and similar factions.
- Blind Obedience: Defied. Owing to his experiences, Prince Written Word wants/encourages his legion to have faith and trust in each other so they wouldn't rely on him so much. The result is a tight-knit community.
- Close to Home: Like their commander, Prince Written Word, the Word Bearers despise false faith, blind obedience to ignoble causes and those who peddle corrupted beliefs to shackle the faithful's potential and exploit their ignorance and fear. This stems from the origins of many of the legion's members, who were former, downtrodden members of oppressive and depraved religions/cults before being rescued by Written Word.
- Seeing a particularly nasty case of a false religion ran by demagogues and demons deceiving and enthralling mortal worshippers led to the Word Bearer contingent attached to the crusade sent to clear it out once their evil became known becoming utterly furious, and dedicated all their efforts in the campaign to stamp out the corrupted priesthood and the vile forces they are backed by and worship. Even the noble religious crusaders and the fanatically militant Poenans within the ranks of the crusade became unnerved by their zeal.Knight-Captain True Conviction: Cast down their idols! Destroy their tainted temples! Purge their foul priests! We do not stop until EVERY SINGLE CULTIST is DEAD!
- Seeing a particularly nasty case of a false religion ran by demagogues and demons deceiving and enthralling mortal worshippers led to the Word Bearer contingent attached to the crusade sent to clear it out once their evil became known becoming utterly furious, and dedicated all their efforts in the campaign to stamp out the corrupted priesthood and the vile forces they are backed by and worship. Even the noble religious crusaders and the fanatically militant Poenans within the ranks of the crusade became unnerved by their zeal.
- Expy: They're based on the Word Bearers legion led by Primarch Lorgar, with the twist that they're modelled after their loyalist, idealistic version from The Roboutian Heresy where both Lorgar and the Word Bearers never turned traitor.
- Hot-Blooded: Their other defining trait is their passionate and zealous conviction in true, higher ideals and beliefs preached by Prince Written Word and the Terran Empire at large. As such, seeing corrupt individuals create false faiths for the sake of exploiting those who worship them tends to rile them up very badly.
- In-Series Nickname: One of their alternative names In-Universe is "The Heralds of Faith/Truth".
- True Companions: They're known for being a tight-knit community that is more like a family than a military chapter. This is justified as its leader, Prince Written Word, wanted his subordinates to have faith and trust in each other so they wouldn't rely on him so much.
- Close to Home: Like his leader, Written Word, he utterly despises false faiths and corrupt individuals who exploit/twist the faithful's beliefs into something far darker. During the Pentacaust Crusade, he was so enraged upon finding the Pentacaust Temple is actually a false religion ran by malicious demagogues and demons that he demanded the extermination of the entire sect. Notably, even the likes of the Poenan crusaders, who are similarly zealous and fanatical towards such evils, were unnerved.
- Hot-Blooded: Like his fellows and subordinates, he is passionately and zealously dedicated to the ideals of the Terran Empire, and is just as ruthless in persecuting those who willingly participate in heading false, corrupt faiths.
- Meaningful Name: True Conviction is a Knight-Captain whose beliefs echo that of his peers and leader - true faith must be encouraged, while false, corrupt faiths must be destroyed with extreme prejudice.
Night Lords Chapter
- Adaptational Heroism: The Night Lords in Warhammer 40,000 went traitor when Primarch Konrad Curze, already unhinged thanks to his catastrophic foresight, his "Night Haunter" persona, and other factors, betrayed the Imperium to side with Horus in the Horus Heresy. Here, the Night Lords are a heroic legion dedicated to hunting down wanted criminals and protecting innocent people from those who seek to harm them, with far more morals, discipline, and capability of meting out proportional punishments while avoiding the pitfalls that affected puristic judicial factions like the Poenan Pantheon.
- Blue Is Heroic: The Night Lords are mentioned to have a dark blue color scheme, much like their 40k counterparts. They're also a heroic and benevolent legion dedicated to punishing criminals and protecting the innocent from those who want to harm them. Hilariously, their dark blue color ended up annoying Prince Regal Scroll, whose legion apparently is also colored blue.
- Expy: They're based on the Night Lords legion led by Primarch Konrad Curze, with the twist that they're based on the Night Lords from The Roboutian Heresy, where Konrad Curze never gave in to his psychopathic 'Night Haunter' persona and his legion never turned traitor.
- Good Is Not Soft: The Night Lords may be much more heroic and benevolent than their 40k counterparts, but they're still a legion dedicated to hunting down wanted criminals and meting out justice when it's warranted. For example, one Night Lord waves at young Glittering Coin when introduced by Prince Night Shade, then forces Glittering Coin's father to sit back down on the couch when the latter tries preventing Night Shade from taking in his daughter for questioning.
- Knight Templar: Defied. Being a former Poenan champion, Prince Night Shade made sure the Night Lords never become like the Poenans in any way by giving them enough morals and discipline to mete out proportionate punishments to criminals, while having enough empathy to protect the innocent. The Night Lords also make use of "Sin-Eaters" - people who serve as confidants and emotional healers for the Night Lords' soldiers so they can stay sane and emotionally/mentally healthy while performing dangerous and horrific tasks.
World Eaters Chapter
- Adaptational Heroism: The World Eaters in the Codexverse are a very stark contrast to the World Eaters of Warhammer 40,000, being highly disciplined, principled, and restrained unlike the savage butchers their 40k counterparts are. Instead, the World Eaters in the Codexverse take after their incarnations from The Roboutian Heresy.
- Expy: They're based on the World Eaters legion led by Primarch Angron.
- Meaningful Name: Red Blade's entry notes that his legion is named the "World Eaters" because of their staunch opposition of tyrannical and oppressive regimes, and how they handle them - they would "eat" the old world and leave behind a new one.
- Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Justified; even by the standards of typical Terran legions, the World Eaters are incredibly diverse in species. This is because many of its recruits are those who were saved by Red Blade from tyrannical regimes. However, it's also subverted in that they're known for their strict discipline, principled morals, and restraint - after a rebellion he instigated in a series of mountainous kingdoms went horribly wrong, Red Blade made sure that his soldiers don't abuse their power and start massacring anyone they pleased under the excuse of a greater good.
- The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized: Defied and averted. While the World Eaters do incite revolutions in tyrannical and oppressive regimes, Red Blade has made sure his soldiers don't abuse their power and start massacring anyone they pleased under the excuse of a greater good, having himself inspired a revolution that quickly got bloody and out of control due to his unrestrained emotions at the time.
- Badass Boast: During the "Storm King Crisis", she made one after running down and annihilating an entire squadron of Storm Empire airships with Red Blade's personal flagship, the Conqueror.Lightning Heart: NO ONE runs from the Conqueror!
- Blood Knight: Given her inspiration, she is likely this, as seen when she had the Conqueror run down a whole squadron of the Storm Empire's ships and blew them all out of the sky during the 'Storm King Crisis'.
- Captain Ersatz: Of Lotara Sarrin, the Shipmaster of the World Eaters' flagship (Also called the Conqueror) whose blood-lust and utter fearlessness impressed even Primarch Angron (and enough World Eaters Astartes) to make her an honorary member of their Legion. Lightning Heart likely shares many of Lotara's traits.
- Determinator: Commanding the Conqueror, she chased down a whole squadron of Storm Empire airships during the 'Storm King Crisis' and utterly annihilated them.
Imperial Terran Army
- Adaptational Heroism: The Terran Imperial Inquisition as a whole is notably more heroic, reasonable, and principled than its source inspiration, as while they're still ruthless and pragmatic people who are regarded with much feared and dread, they're far less likely to purge both the innocent and guilty to eliminate threats or commit mass murder for the greater good. This is thanks to direct oversight by Golden Scepter, who survived the "Aurum Apostasy" event and wasn't very happy to learn how fanatical, ruthless, and paranoid the previous Inquisition had gotten in his absence.
- The Dreaded: They are the gods-damned INQUISITION - Fear is a justifiable and expected response. Given what an Inquisitor does, their existence and presence does and should cause palpable terror upon the malignant and guilty for the discovery and judgement of their crimes. If you weren't scared, they are not doing their jobs. And if you think the modern Terran Imperial Inquisition is bad, wait until you get to know their predecessors.
- The Fettered: What they are as a whole. While the Terran Inquisitors still ruthless and pragmatic whenever necessary, they are still far more restrained and less zealous than their predecessors from the Imperium era, as well as their more cynical, ruthless, and/or fanatical modern counterparts, such as those operating under the Poenan Pantheon. If Adamantia's furious reaction to the Poenans' activities is to go by, many Inquisitors even look down on their modern counterparts for being rather fanatical and unfettered in getting what they want, as they pervert the ideals and standards that an Inquisitor should abide by.
- Foil: To the Poenan Pantheon and their followers. Inquisitor Adamantia of Ordo Insidiosus sums it up best in a conversation with young Mercy:Inquisitor Adamantia Plutus: As Terran Inquisitors, we devote our curious natures to uncovering the truths behind falsehoods, corruption, and evil so we can save innocent people from being affected by them. We also bind ourselves with a reasonable set of rules and guidelines to remind us of our duty and to keep us from straying off the path we walk. The Poenans, on the other hoof, are utter hypocrites and monsters whose rules are based on what they deem 'right'. They kill and damn innocent people with undeserved punishments in their quest to destroy evil, all while convincing themselves and others that they are morally pure and just. That is not the way of the Inquisitor. To follow the Poenans' path is to become no better than the evils we face, and make ourselves targets for the Radiant Emperor's righteous fury.
- Heroic Willpower: A prerequisite of their job, considering the threats they are often up against.
- He Who Fights Monsters: Defied. The original Inquisition from the Imperium of Ponykind descended into fanatical, ruthless, and extreme paranoia because of a lack of proper and capable oversight, which Golden Scepter promptly rectified when he decided to resurrect the Inquisition in the Fourth Age as a response to the latest "Time of Trials". As a result, the Terran Inquisitors are much more principled and honorable, and actively avoid becoming like their fanatical, ruthless, and extreme counterparts (such as the Poenan Pantheon) in their quest to root out evils and threats. According to Inquisitor Adamantia, those who stray off the path as Inquisitors become no better than the evils they face, and inevitably end up facing Golden Scepter's wrath.
- Internal Affairs: As mentioned in Inquisitor Adamantia's entry and implied by a canonized Codexverse quote, the Terran Inquisition is supposed to root out and eliminate threats both out and in the Terran Empire. This means that Inquisitors often go after individuals and factions who they suspect to be afflicted with moral corruption, even within the Terran Empire's own government.
- Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: Inquisitors in general still do this and they have guidelines for it, but unlike their 40k inspirations, they only resort to it when absolutely necessary, whereas their predecessors from the Imperium of Ponykind would had quickly resorted to it (and worse) for their interrogations. It's sign of the fact that while they are more heroic and restrained, the modern Imperial Inquisition are still pragmatic and willing to be ruthless if it serves a greater good.
- Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: Defied. The main reason why the Imperium-Era Inquisition got as bad as it did is due to a lack of oversight from a capable head who had the principled morals and/or a long lifespan to keep it in check. Golden Scepter was severely wounded during the "Aurum Apostasy" event and was put in a healing stasis to recover, while his loyal servant/regent, Sigil, served in his ruler's stead, but was only a mortal and was implied to have died from old age. Despite his shameful feelings towards the Imperium of Ponykind in general, Golden Scepter decided to resurrect the Imperial Inquisition so Equus could be protected from malicious threats both in and out, all while making sure the Terran Inquisitors don't end up developing their predecessors' fanatical, paranoid, ruthless, and extremist behaviors that harmed so many innocents.
- Knight Templar: Defied. The original Imperial Inquisition fell because it became extremely fanatical, ruthless, and paranoid without someone to keep their collective actions in check. Golden Scepter, having had learned from the mistakes he made during his reign over the fallen Imperium, resurrected the Imperial Inquisition both to provide a heroic force for the current "Time of Trials", and to curb its worst traits/excesses that he was previously unable to prevent. As a result, the Terran Inquisitors are much more heroic, reasonable, and principled than their predecessors, and while they are willing to be ruthless and pragmatic, they only do so when necessary. They also see zealous, fanatical factions/individuals such as the Poenan Pantheon for being utter perversions of what a crusader of Justice should be, as the Poenans are extremely willing to purge even innocent people to fulfill a greater good. The Inquisition's ruthlessness was what scared Mercy, as it reminded her of the Poenans who are trying to take her back and turn her into their weapon against "evil", but Inquisitor Adamantia managed to assure her otherwise.
- Motive Decay: Defied. The Terran Inquisitors are bound to follow a strict yet reasonable set of rules and guidelines to remind them of their duty to protect innocents from evils both inside and out, and to keep them from falling into fanaticism, ruthlessness, and extreme paranoia like their Imperium era predecessors did. This sets them apart from the Fourth Age's modern-day zealous extremists who claim to fight for justice but are really hypocritical monsters underneath.
- Psychic Powers: Like the rest of the Terran Empire, the Terran Inquisitors employ them extensively where useful. For example, those working under Ordo Insidiosus, who specializes against internal threats such as 'Witches', employs Psykers who are specially trained or naturally-talented at cutting off or disrupting enemy magic-users' power source.
- State Sec: Functions for this for the Terran Empire and also provides assistance to the Empire's allies. Notably, unlike most depictions, they are more legitimately heroic.
- The Unfettered: Defied. Although the Terran Inquisitors are willing to be pragmatic and ruthless when needed, they as a whole are more heroic and principled than their Imperium predecessors because of the rules and ethics they have to follow to keep them from crossing certain lines. This is because Golden Scepter, its founder, really wasn't happy with how off-mission the original Inquisition had gotten in his absence and after Sigil's death, and sought to curb the organization's worst flaws and excesses when he decided to resurrect it in the Fourth Age. As a result, many Terran Inquisitors look down on the methods used by their fanatical and unfettered counterparts such as the Poenan Pantheon and its followers, and see them as utter perversions of what they do. According to Inquisitor Adamantia, those who do become The Unfettered in their methods are severely punished, with them facing Golden Scepter's wrath for having strayed from their mission.
Alignment: Lawful Neutral/Lawful Good
Type: Inquisitor/Witch Hunter/State Sec/Battle Psion
Faction: Terran Empire, Imperial Inquisition (Ordo Insidiosus), International Liaison
Inquisitor Adamantia Plutus (her entry here) is a member of the Terran Empire's modern-day incarnation of the Imperial Inquisition, and the quintessential example of an authority figure who is feared and effective, yet reasonable in the line of duty.
- Adaptational Heroism: In Dawn of War II: Retribution, Inquisitor Adrastia, as par the course for Inquisitors, planned to annihilate an entire Imperial planetary sector where no one - traitor, xenos, or loyal - would be spared and have the Blood Raven Chapter labeled as heretics and burn with them, unless evidence concerning the real traitor is presented otherwise. Here, as Adamantia Plutus, she's much more principled, fettered, and heroic; notably, her reaction to a group of mortal Poenan crusaders indiscriminantly persecuting a town for any signs of evil is one of unbridled, righteous fury.
- Badass Boast: As shown by her folder/entry quote, she boasts that her 'chief weapons' are "surprise and fear".
- Barrier Warrior: What saved her and her family from being used as sacrifices to summon forth demons as a foal was unlocking her own latent psychic potential with her desire to protect, producing a powerful psychic barrier that sent the rebel insurgents attacking her home reeling. With casualties.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Details on her foahoold remain heavily classified, but when she was ten years old, a rebel group (whose original goals were subverted and corrupted by undercover cultists) attacked Adamantia's family estate, intending to seize their wealth and use everyone inside as sacrifices to summon a demon incursion as a blow against the 'False Emperor'. The stress of hiding with her family in their own home caused Adamantia unlock her innate Psychic Powers out of desire to protect them, producing a psychic barrier so powerful that the vile rebels were sent reeling with casualties. Fortunately, her display of power would help another Inquisitor and his retinue save Adamantia's family by locating and apprehending the rebels, inspiring the then-young filly to become an Inquisitor after learning under her rescuer's tutelage.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: While haughty, cavalier and uptight at first, she is warming up to the Equestrians after spending considerable amount of time in their presence as part of the Terran Empire's liaison there, growing to respect their conviction and integrity. The entry states for the record that this 'softening' does not cause any measurable drop in her effectiveness.
- The Dreaded: Invoked and exploited. Inquisitor Adamantia is very intimidating thanks to her status as an Inquisitor. She also deliberately invoke this with her Telepathic powers, creating an aura of menace and terror that scares foe and even friend alike.
- Emotion Bomb: One of her psychic abilities, named Word of the Emperor, consists of projecting a golden-yellow empathic wave that fills anyone hit by it with utter terror and dread, as if Golden Scepter himself had arrived on the battlefield to confront and sanction his enemies himself.
- Expy: Of Inquisitor Adrastia in terms of character and abilities, albeit with a more developed backstory and a more heroic disposition.
- The Fettered: Like her Inquisitorial peers, she is this. For all her flaws, she is honorable, reasonable, and more idealistic than both her modern, non-Terran counterparts and Imperium-Era predecessors. She is loyal to the Inquisition's cause to the point where, while ruthless and pragmatic, she willingly sticks to the rules and standards set for her, even if not doing so would likely net her quicker, better results. Because of this, she looks down on those who condemn both guilty and innocent alike in their zealous quest to eliminate "Evil", seeing them as utter perversions of what she does and being no better than the evils she is tasked to bring down. Notably, she was infuriated when she found some Poenan crusaders burning down a town and capturing innocent people for unnecessary punishment in their attempt to cleanse the place of cultist influence. In addition, she finds pride in being an Inquisitor who never sanctioned an innocent person even accidentally.
- Fiery Redhead: She's described as being an Earth pony mare with a fiery red mane and tail. It's double-subverted in that her usual demeanor is that of hardened stoicism, but once something angers her, she is furious, and she usually makes good on her threats to punish those who have angered her and/or committed great crimes in her eyes.
- Good Is Not Nice: She's more fettered, reasonable, and heroic than her character inspiration, Inquisitor Adrastia, but she's still a Jerk with a Heart of Gold whose flaws can make her seem off-putting at first glance.
- Harmful to Minors: She was only ten years old when a group of vile rebel insurgents attacked her foalhood estate with intention to seize her family's wealth and sacrifice everyone to summon a demon incursion that would strike against the 'False Emperor'. Her desire to not let her family die horribly was what unlocked her latent psychic potential.
- Heroic Willpower: In possession of a strong will, as required by all Inquisitors.
- Human Sacrifice: The vile group of rebel insurgents who attacked her foalhood estate intended to use her and her entire family as sacrifice to summon a demon incursion, which would fulfill their goal of striking against the 'False Emperor'. However, Adamantia refused to let her family die horribly, which awakened her latent psychic power and allowed her to produce a psychic barrier that inflicted casualties on the reeling insurgents.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Like her fellow Inquisitors, she has a very stern, distrusting, and hard disposition, often frowning and regarding everything/everyone with suspicion on the off-chance they might be related to criminal activity and corruption. When compared to her much friendlier Equestrian allies, she often comes off as very brusque, haughty, uncaring, and cavalier. However, her entry notes that for all her flaws, she is a vigilant, loyal, and reasonable mare who is utterly dedicated to rooting out threats from without and within. Notably, she is quite restrained and principled in contrast to the zealous and ruthless witch-hunters, paladins, and crusaders who endanger innocents in their attempts to destroy evil, which she utterly loathes. Her entry notes that working together with the Equestrians on several matters had softened her personality and brought out her "Heart of Gold" more often, but it still hasn't lessened her ruthless efficiency.
- Notably, a canonized Codexverse reveals that when she learned the Inquisitors frightened Mercy due to reminding her of the Poenan Pantheon, she proceeded to assure the sapient divine sword that the Inquisitors are nothing like the Poenans that are pursuing her. She even ties a small "Inquisitorial Rosarius" around Mercy's hilt as a token of courage should the latter face overwhelming opposition.
- Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: Defied. What sets her apart from both her Imperium-Era predecessors and her fanatical, cynical, and ruthless Fourth-Age counterparts is her utter contempt for doing things that will harm and/or kill innocent people in the quest to eliminate dangerous threats. Even if going off-mission from the rules she follows would likely net her better results, she sees people who use such methods as perversions of what she and her fellow Inquisitors do, and thus they are no better than the evils that both of them face. She even draws pride from the fact that as an Inquistor, she never sanctioned an innocent even accidentally.
- Kill It with Fire: Specializes in this, as her non-Inquisitorial psychic powers developed down the 'Pyromantic' discipline, and many of her weapons also fire-based.
- Knight Templar: Defied and averted. She sees zealous, ruthless, and unscrupulous factions, such as the Poenan Pantheon and its mortal followers, as utter perversions of what she and her fellow Inquisitors do, as the Poenans and those like them are willing to harm innocent people in their attempts to destroy evil. In one incident, when she caught a group of Poenan crusaders in the middle of burning a town and capturing its innocent residents for unmerciful judgement, she was so furious that she vowed - to their faces - that she would fill their lives with the same terror and suffering they've subjected their would-be victims to. She would make good of her promise.
- Meaningful Name:
- Her first name, Adamantia, comes from the ancient Greek word adámas, which translates to things like "diamond", "unbreakable", and/or "invincible". She's an esteemed Inquisitor of Ordos Insidiosus with a keen mind, a Heroic Willpower, and strong psychic abilities.
- Her last name, Plutus, refers to Pluto, the god of Wealth and the Underworld. It likely refers to her origins as the youngest daughter of Terran nobles.
- Meaningful Rename: Her entry notes that her name, "Adamantia Plutus", was one given to her upon joining the Imperial Inquisition to protect her true name and identity.
- Mind over Matter: Has psychic telekinesis as part of her basic Psychic Powers set besides Telepathy, which allows her to lift and use her tools and weapons despite being an Earthpony.
- Perpetual Frowner: Downplayed. Her default expression at work is that of stoic calmness with either a dangerous scowl or hard frown. However, she is capable of softening and smiling with satisfaction, usually at the successful conclusion of an investigation or a victorious battle.
- Prayer Is a Last Resort: Invoked. Upon catching a group of Poenan crusaders indiscriminately persecuting a town - both innocent and guilty alike - in their zealous pursuit of evil, she is so furious that she orders the Poenans to pray to the Poenan Pantheon for deliverance, for she and her retinue will give them none.Inquisitor Adamantia Plutus: PRAY to your zealous gods for deliverance, for whatever life you miscreant fanatics have from now on shall be spent in ABSOLUTE SUFFERING!
- Properly Paranoid: Her entry notes she often regards everything and everyone with suspicion on the off-chance they might be related to criminal activity and/or corruption. It's justified since she's part of Ordos Insidiosus, whose memberes specialize in weeding out corruption, but it's deconstructed as her suspicious attitudes have made her appear haughty, impatient, and uncaring to the more trusting and friendlier Equestrians. Fortunately, prolonged interactions with her Equesetrian allies has softened her and she has come to respect their conviction in their virtues, though she's still no less effective at her job.
- Psychic Powers: Adamantia is a Psion, or a 'Psyker' as they call it in the Terran Empire, specializing in pyromancy with some additional unique powers thanks to her Inquisitorial training under the Ordo Insidiosis.
- Related in the Adaptation: In the Codexverse, it's implied - and suspected by herself and others In-Universe - that she and Diamond Tiara are distant relatives. This is likely a reference to The MLP Loops, where Diamond Tiara gained psychic powers from a Babylon 5 Loop. They had no such relations in their respective canons.Inquisitor Adamantia Plutus: (to Diamond Tiara) Hmm... young filly, you and your father's psychic presence felt familiar, even though I have never met you before. Is it possible that our family and yours could be very distantly-related?
- Shock and Awe: One of her powers from her Inquisitorial trained psychic powers is 'Scourging', allowing her to unleash a blazing arc of psionic lightning that can cause massive damage when struck.
- Supernatural Is Green: She has emerald-green eyes, and like her fellow Inquisitors and most of her Terran neighbors, she has strong Psychic Powers.
- State Sec: While the Terran Inquisition is already a State Sec in itself, the Ordo Insidiosis sub-order that she's a member of, being based on Ordo Hereticus, specializes against 'The Threat Within', focused on rooting out conspiracies and plots of renegades, cultists, traitors, spies and other nefarious agents hidden and undermining the Empire and their Allies from within. And she's very good at her job.
- Take Up My Sword: Downplayed. After her mentor, the same Inquisitor who saved her family from cultist insurgents when she was a filly, was crippled beyond repair and forced to retire, she was recommended and made his mentor's qualified successor. This granted her all inquisitorial authority and privileges needed to become a full-fledged Inquisitor.
- Telepathy: One of her basic Psychic Powers set, which allows her to read minds of suspects and also transmits thoughts and emotions to them.
- Traumatic Superpower Awakening: Her powers manifested during a near-traumatic incident when a faction of cultist insurgents invaded her family's estate and tried sacrificing them in order to summon a demonic incursion from a nearby Hell-realm to strike back against Golden Scepter, whom the cultists saw as "The False Emperor". Refusing to see her family die, her latent powers were awakened and not only threw back the insurgents, but also attracted the attention of the Terran Imperial Inquisitor who would rescue them with his forces and then take her in for training of her psychic powers, on top of inducting her into the Inquisition as an Acolyte and eventually a full-fledged inquisitor.
- What the Hell, Hero?: After she, her retinue, and supporting forces caught a group of mortal Poenan crusaders burning down a town and capturing innocent people to be given merciless judgement for harboring signs of "Evil", Adamantia was so furious that she gave them an epic dressing-down right then and there. She then made good on her threat to make the Poenan crusaders' lives absolutely hellish for their cruel, ruthless actions.Inquisitor Adamantia Plutus: How DARE you! There is evil to be found and fought here, but you would go as far as to purge innocent and guilty alike to see them destroyed? PRAY to your zealous gods for deliverance, for whatever life you miscreant fanatics have from now on shall be spent in ABSOLUTE SUFFERING!
- With Due Respect: Despite being lower than the Terran royal family in the social hierarchy, she greatly disproved of Prince Fanged Paw's desire to have his request for a military-grade steam car approved just so he could go joy-riding with Rainbow Dash, and says this trope almost verbatim.Inquisitor Adamantia Plutus: Your highness, with all due respect, it is not reasonable for me to use my inquisitorial authority to request an military-grade steam-car for you, just so you and Miss Rainbow Dash can go joy-riding!
- With Great Power Comes Great Perks: Subverted and defied. Despite holding considerable power and authority as an Inquisitor, she never abuses it for personal gain or to zealously pursue and destroy all Evil at the expense of innocent people like the Poenans do. Even when Prince Fanged Paw, whose political authority ranks even higher than hers, came to her to request a military-grade steam car so he can go joy-riding with Rainbow Dash, she refuses to do it. To her, she's an Inquisitor, and to not follow the standards and rules that comes with being one is unreasonable.
- Alliterative Name: Bright Beam.
- Canon Foreigner: Is based on the fanon MLP/40K fusion character 'Little Beam'.
- Expy: Of fanon character Little Beam, a Tech-Priest of the Adeptus Mechanicus by the artist 'Mod-Of-Chaos' in their MLP/40K fusion setting.
- Little Miss Badass: Is described in Adamantia's entry as a 'surprisingly cute' filly, but if everything applies from her inspiration, then she is going to be this.
- Anti-Magic: Has this ability by virtue of being a 'Witchbane'.
- Meaningful Name: Her name is Mind Blinder. Her role is to be a "Witchbane", disrupting the powers of enemy "psykers" and magic-users.
- Psychic Powers: Is a Sanctioned Psyker and could use Psychic Powers like Inquisitor Adamantia, but specializes under different disciplines.
- Cold Sniper: Given his inspiration, is likely this.
Alignment: Lawful Good
Type: Swordsmane, Mage, Divine Champion
Faction: Church of the Stars, Terran Empire
Shadow Sun (his entry here) is a former Alvslog Deer who has moved to the Terran Empire, and is currently a divine champion of the Church of the Stars.
Alignment: Lawful Good
Type: Artist/Griffon/Bullying Victim/Struggling Student/"Cloudcuckoolander"
Faction: Terran Empire
Beren (her entry here) is a young Griffoness from the Terran Empire, and a student with promising talent.
- Ambiguous Disorder: Though not explicitly named, her mental disorder is meant to be a form of autism - she has a tendency to fixate on things at the expense of everything else, suffers from memory and attention problems (despite her best efforts to overcome them), and is a daydreamer with an overactive imagination. It's deconstructed in that, In-Universe, teachers would dismiss her as a "problem child" out of ignorance, though it eased up once her mother advocated for her by making sure everyone knew what she suffered from.
- Author Avatar: Subverted. One of the Codexverse writers admits that Beren is mostly based on herself, including being born with mental disorders and being bullied at some point in their lives. Despite this, Beren is a full-fledged character with her own personality and life.
- Belief Makes You Stupid: Crimson Star doesn't her worshiping him because her faith might make her utterly dependent on him, so he gently and truthfully revealed to her his past as an Insufferable Genius and bully to break her religious admiration of him. It works, as Beren stops worshiping Crimson Star and instead sees him as a trustworthy authority figure she can turn to for help.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: Subverted. She's not genuinely lazy, but her mental disorder tends to make her fixate on things that catch her fancy, which leads to her procrastinating on her work. Even worse, she suffers from memory problems. As a result, her talent is overlooked and her teachers assumed she was lazy until her mother cleared things up with them. That being said, both Crimson Star and Jasper have been helping her by providing methods such as note-taking and schedules.
- Broken Pedestal: While normally not very religious herself, she began worshiping Crimson Star after Comic Ink introduced her to the Scholars of the Stars faith because she desperately wanted academic help and protection from bullies. She's later shocked and heartbroken when she meets Crimson Star in person and learns he is a former bully who acted similarly to Pristine Mind in his youth. This is both invoked and justified - being from a family whose members feel uncomfortable with being worshiped, Crimson Star doesn't want Beren to worship him as a Patron Saint of students and academics]] because it would both make her dependent on him for help and blind her to his flaws. When he learns of the hidden library shrine and Beren's daily routine of praying there, he gently lets her down by revealing his past and explaining why he doesn't want to be worshiped. This leads to Beren not worshiping him anymore, instead trusting him to help her when she needs it most.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Deconstructed. Her entry notes that her "oddness" stems from a mental disorder she was born with, giving her memory and attention problems, an overactive imagination, and a tendency to obsessively fixate on things that interest her. This made Beren a target for Pristine Mind, an intelligent yet arrogant and sociopathic teenage filly who viciously bullied Beren to make sure the latter "knew her place in the academic pecking order", and called her "retard", among other things. Desperate, Beren became a devotee of Prince Crimson Star after Comic Ink introduced her to the faith, hoping that praying to the Terran Prince would help her earn good grades and protect her from her bullies. Her faith is rewarded when Crimson Star, through Jasper, learned what was going on and defended her on her behalf, but he had to gently let her down in regards to his divinity and character.
- Disappeared Dad: Justified. It's implied that her mother and father divorced sometime before her family moved to the Terran Empire. In-Universe, no one knows for certain because Beren has kept quiet on the subject.
- Easy Evangelism: Justified. While normally not very religious herself, she got bullied so much that when her friend, Comic Ink, introduced her to the Scholars of the Stars faith in a well-meaning attempt to help her, she latched onto it in desperate hope that she'll succeed in school and be protected from bullying. Ironically, she gets the help and protection she needed the moment she stops worshiping Crimson Star.
- Inspirationally Disadvantaged: Averted. While she is an aspiring artist with lots of potential, she is autistic, which affected her academic performance and required her to seek help on her studies. It also made her the target of vicious bullying at the hooves of Pristine Mind and her cronies, at least until Jasper and Prince Crimson Star intervened. Take away her autism and art talent, and she's shown to be an ordinary Griffon who lives a rather normal life in the Terran Empire with her friends and family, with her own thoughts and feelings.
- Ridiculous Procrastinator: Justified. She suffers from a mental disorder that makes her fixate on certain things she's interested in, which leads to her procrastinating on her school work. Even worse, she suffers from memory problems. As a result, her talent is overlooked and her teachers assumed she was genuinely lazy until her mother cleared things up with them. Both Crimson Star and Jasper are also helping her by providing methods such as note-taking and schedules, once her plight was made known to them.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Being a carnivore, her favorite meats are bacon and eggs. She admits they taste better when eaten together.
- Weather Manipulation: As a Griffon, she can wield weather magic, which is like Pegasi magic but stronger. However, it's also unwieldy and less mana-efficient, and it's even more so in her case since she mostly uses it to make clouds for herself to relax on.
Alignment: Neutral Good
Type: Child Heroine/Child Prodigy/Psyker/Telekinetic
Faction: Grittish Isles/Terran Empire
Honey Valley, born Mighty Valley (her entry here) is a young resident of the Terran Empire and a promising young filly who also came from an abusive background like Rosy Dreams, though her story is completely different.
- Assassin Outclassin': In one incident, she humiliated a would-be assassin who tried going after Golden Scepter by telekinetically pulling down his pants and tripping him in front of an entire room, revealing the attempted murder weapon for all to see.
- Meaningful Rename: Her name was originally "Mighty Valley". However, after she made her birth parents sign away parental custody over her to her teacher, Honey Bee, her name changed to "Honey Valley" to reflect this.
- Mind over Matter: She was born with powerful telekinetic abilities, which emerged unconsciously during a moment of anger and upset towards her father for tearing up her books, and caused the family's radio to explode.
- Parental Neglect: She was subjected to this a lot by her own parents. As a baby, she was left behind in the carriage she arrived home in after her birth. As she grew up, her father would rather focus on raising her older brother to become a con artist like him, and was emotionally abusive to his daughter at worst. Her mother wasn't much better, preferring to sate her own hedonism. Both parents also neglected her intellectually due to being anti-intellectuals, refusing to let her go to school and, in her father's case, tearing up books she had to punish her for reading. When her family came under investigation by Grittish law enforcement and thus forced her parents to flee, she made them sign parental custody over to Honey Bee, who had been a much better parental figure to her, and she would live with her teacher as her adoptive daughter ever since.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Justified; she is an Earth pony filly who, on top of being an intellectual prodigy, has very powerful telekinesis, which emerged during a time of great emotional upset. After discovering her newfound powers, she would use them to great effect, including causing the downfall of Trench Bull and humiliating an assassin who tried going after Emperor Golden Scepter.
- Psychic Powers: Like her character inspiration, she possesses powerful telekinesis, and is noted to be a prodigy as she quickly became skilled in using it just by teaching herself. Her great power would attract the attention of Terran Princes Crimson Star and Night Shade after she used her telekinesis to humiliate Trench Bull and provoke a Villainous Breakdown, and after she was adopted by Honey Bee, she would move to the Terran Empire so she could nurture her psychic gives properly.
- Traumatic Superpower Awakening: Her telekinetic abilities first emerged when her father, an anti-intellectual, angrily tore a book she had to punish her for reading behind his back, before forcing her to listen to a mindless radio show the rest of the family was listening to at the time. Honey/Mighty was so upset that she unconsciously made the radio explode with her innate psychic power, something that no one, herself included, knew of.
Alignment: Lawful/True Neutral
Type: Chef/Griffon/Disaffected Youth (formerly)/Atoner/Would-Be Assassin (formerly)
Faction: Terran Empire, Autorists (formerly)
A Terran Griffon who once worked as a chef for the Terran Empire's royal family, Emperor Golden Scepter and his nineteen demi-divine sons. Gilded Stove was actually an agent of Autorist factions both inside and outside the Terran Empire, and he tried scoring a victory for his secret benefactors by killing Golden Scepter with poisoned spaghetti. Instead, he ended up disappointing Golden Scepter so much, the latter snidely suggested that Gilded Stove tuition under his sons so he could do a better job, appalling the Terran Princes. Rather than face the collective wrath of nineteen demigods and die horribly at their hooves, he ended up "doing the right thing" - namely, surrendering and turning himself in to proper authorities, exposing his ties in the process.
- Epic Fail: His attempt to kill Golden Scepter with poisoned spaghetti. Golden Scepter was so disappointed by how pathetic and unoriginal it was that he snidely proposed learning under his sons so he could do a better job, much to his sons' horror and anger.
- Feathered Fiend: Subverted. While he did initially fall in with the Autorists, the bullying he received for being a Griffon influenced him to seek out those who accepted him, and he actually almost didn't go through with his failed assassination attempt on Golden Scepter because he feared the Radiant Emperor's power. He also never really bought into the racial bigotry that his Autorist friends/backers had. Ultimately, it's averted when, after Gilded Stove is caught and imprisoned, Golden Scepter goes to have a heart-to-heart with him and encourages Gilded Stove to break free of the Autorist movement and make amends with his loved ones, which Gilded Stove does following his release from prison.
- Morton's Fork: Upon being exposed as a would-be assassin (and scolded for not trying hard enough in his assassination attempts), Golden Scepter gives him a choice - either tuition under his nineteen demigod sons to do a better job, or "do the right thing" by turning himself in. Neither option is good, but Gilded Stove chooses the latter, as he doesn't want to face the collective wrath of the Terran Princes.
- Tampering with Food and Drink: During his stint as an Autorist agent, Gilded Stove was tasked to kill Golden Scepter, his backers hoping that his position as a royal palace chef would allow him to do this. After some months, Gilded Stove finally gathered up the courage to do it and laced Golden Scepter's spaghetti with poisonous acid. Golden Scepter caught on, and was so disappointed by the pathetic and unoriginal assassination attempt that he had Gilded Stove brought before him at the dinner table, scolded the Griffon chef for not thinking of a "creative" method to kill him, and then snidely suggested that he learn under his nineteen sons in order to do a better job. Gilded Stove decides to turn himself in to the authorities, not wanting to face the wrath of the Terran Princes.
Alignment: Lawful/Neutral Evil
Type: Abusive Parent/Dream-Weaver/Control Freak/Domestic Abuser/Child Molester
Faction: Terran Empire (formerly, currently incarcerated)
"Mr. Boar", real name Sweet Words (his entry here), is the biological father of Rosy Dreams and an abusive monster who left an extremely negative impact on his young daughter.
- Abusive Parents: He was extremely abusive towards Rosy Dreams, his daughter. He sexually abused her and controlling every aspect of his daughter's life because she resembled her dead mother, and used dream magic to create an insidiously blissful dream world that caters to Rosy's desires, but keeps her from leaving and allows him to continue molesting Rosy without her knowledge. When Rosy became increasingly defiant to the point of unlocking her Psychic Powers, he created a monstrous dream entity called 'The Chaser' just to keep Rosy trapped within her own mind, and didn't care if 'The Chaser' developed sapience as long as it did its job. Fortunately, Rosy would be rescued by Princes Bright Eyes and Written Word, but she took a long time to recover due to her sheer trauma, and the normally professional and unbiased Prince Night Shade furiously expressed his desire to just skip the trial process and throttle the stallion himself. What makes this incredibly ironic is that he was once abused himself by his drunkard father as a colt, but he ended up following in his father's footsteps anyway despite having every opportunity to change.
- Adaptational Karma: In Dreaming Mary, Boaris isolated his daughter, Mary, in her own bedroom and sexually abused her for years. He was also implied to have been responsible for the deaths of his wife, Mary's mother, as well as her uncle Penn Guindel, her tutor, and her maid. The Golden Ending has Mary finally escape captivity by herself, but it's ambiguous whether it was real or she imagined it, while Boaris continues to abuse her. Here, Sweet Words' crimes would catch up to him when Terran Princes Bright Eyes and Written Word heard Rosy Dreams' telepathic calls for help, with the spirits of Sweet Words' murder victims either guiding Bright Eyes and Written Word to Sweet Words' home or seeking out authority figures in the area to help apprehend him. This led to Sweet Words being imprisoned for life for homicide and child abuse/molestation after his arrest, allowing his victims to rest in peace knowing their abuser/killer was finally caught.
- Adaptational Villainy: In Dreaming Mary, Boaris is the Big Bad of the game, but much of his actions (including sexual abuse) are implied. Here as Sweet Words, while he's given a backstory to explain his actions, it actually makes him even more monstrous - he's directly responsible for murdering Rosy Dreams' uncle, tutor, and maid in addition to sexually abusing Rosy Dreams, and created an entire dream world just to keep Rosy submissive to his whims. He was also indirectly responsible for the death of Rosy's mother, who died from a self-inflicted coma rather than continue living as a cripple under her husband's hoof after he engineered an accident for her as punishment for trying to abandon him. 'The Chaser' was also created by him to keep Rosy imprisoned in her own mind, when in Dreaming Mary the Chaser is implied to be a mental representation of Mary's sexually abusive father.
- Animal Motifs: Boars. His dream persona is a sapient boar called "Mr. Boar" by Rosy Dreams, and for a time, Rosy Dreams had a treasured stuffed boar for a time. Boars represent abundance, courage, and power, but also conflict and disorder. Sweet Words is an abusive Control Freak who frequently molests his young daughter and controls every aspect of her life so he can have the perfect, obedient wife. Later, when the possibility of Rosy escaping his grasp became very apparent, he created 'The Chaser' to keep his daughter imprisoned permanently. This only led to Rosy unlocking her Psychic Powers, indirectly leading to Terran Princes Bright Eyes and Written Word finding her as well as Sweet Words' arrest and life-imprisonment. It also leads to the Chaser being confronted by the Terran Princes and ultimately killed by Rosy, who gathered the strength to fight back after losing Mr. Penguin.
- Beauty Is Bad: His entry describes him as a handsome Earth pony stallion with a brown pelt, red eyes, and a black mane and tail, and is often seen wearing a dark red shirt with a popped collar and black pants. He is an abusive monster and Control Freak who frequently molested his young daughter and kept her imprisoned in her own house (and later, her own mind) so he could have the perfect wife. He also has the ability to sweet-talk anyone into fulfilling his whims, which is believed In-Universe to be psychic/empathic in nature.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: His fight with Prince Bright Eyes and Prince Written Word didn't last very long. While he's a decent Dream Weaver and dark magic user, both Bright Eyes and Written Word are powerful Alicorn demigods and skilled warriors whose domains grant them purification magic. This resulted in him being taken down quickly and arrested for his crimes.
- Dark and Troubled Past: He and his younger brother, Mr. Penguin, were conceived as "shotgun foals" to save their parents' failing marriage. But this only led to their mother walking out without even a goodbye note, while their father, an alcoholic who had been trying to better himself for his sons' sake up until that point, let himself go and became violently abusive. Sweet Words often protected his brother from their father's rages. They were later put in a much more stable and loving foster family, but Sweet Words' trauma gradually corrupted his mind and made him emotionally manipulative. It wasn't until he met and married a young mare named Peaceful Dreams, and had a daughter with her, that his traumas and flaws were brought to the forefront, turning him into the monster who abused and terrorized Rosy Dreams.
- Dream Weaver: He can use dream magic, which came from studying its spells extensively. He was able to turn Rosy Dreams' mind into a dream world that appears as a blissful paradise, but is actually a Gilded Cage in practice, as it was designed to cater to all her needs and keep her from wanting to leave. This made her vulnerable to her father's molestations, which Cultura notably compared to Mind Rape. He also was responsible for creating 'The Chaser', a horrific Humanoid Abomination who turned out to be even worse than him, to serve as a warden after Rosy Dreams tried escaping multiple times. Somarenus notes that he broke a Primeval Law that explicitly forbade twisting one's dream world to influence their behavior, and because of it, his soul is automatically keyed to being tried and punished by the Grand Primevals themselves.
- Expy: Of Boaris, as both take the form of a male boar in the dream worlds of a young girl/filly, and behave essentially like sexual predators behind their friendly masks. They also molest their young daughters in the real world, with the dream world being implied to be a way to condition Mary/Rosy Dreams into obedience.
- Eye Scream: He murdered Smoky Bouquet by taking out her eyes, both as punishment for catching him behaving suggestively around Rosy Dreams, and to prevent her from calling the authorities. Rosy Dreams' memory of the incident manifested in her dream world as "Ms. Fox" turning into an afterimage depicting an older mare's corpse with missing eyes.
- For Want of a Nail: If he hadn't used dream magic on his daughter to make him compliant to his whims, Rosy Dreams would have been murdered by Rose Knot. Rose Knot receiving her Karmic Death depended on Rosy Dreams' survival. This ends up being grudgingly acknowledged by the Terran Princes, and discussed between Prince Fanged Paw and Prince Blazing Hoof.
- In-Series Nickname: Rosy Dreams calls him "Mr. Boar" because he took the form of a boar in her dream world.
- Karmic Death: It's noted in a few entries that eternal torment awaits him once he dies, with a very long list of deities who want to punish him for his crimes. Among them are the Poenan Pantheon, who see him as an evil who must be punished; Cellarius, who wants to avenge the murder of his mortal follower, Dust Bunny; and the Four Terrors, who are family friends of the Terran Royal Family. Last but not least is Somarenus, the Grand Primeval god of Sleep and Dreams, who sees Sweet Words' actions towards Rosy Dreams' dream world as a violation of the ancient Primeval Laws; he notes to Emperor Golden Scepter that for his crimes, Sweet Words' soul is automatically keyed to a trial hosted by Dikaiosýni and a place in Nekelmu's Hell-Realms upon death.
- Laser-Guided Karma: He arranged for his wife, Peaceful Dreams, to have a crippling accident when she tried leaving him, leading to Rosy Dreams losing her mother when Peaceful Dreams tried escaping via death through a self-inflicted coma. Then, he sexually molested and abused Rosy for years, trapping her in an insidiously blissful dream world to make her completely obedient and submissive to his whims without noticing a thing. When Rosy's uncle, maid, and tutor suspected and discovered evidence of the abuse, he murdered them to prevent them from calling the authorities. He would eventually be busted anyway when, attracted by Rosy's telepathic calls, Terran Princes Bright Eyes and Written Word would discover his malicious activities and arrest him as they rescued Rosy from her terrible home life. The end result was Prince Night Shade sentencing him to life in the dungeons, where he would live the rest of his years until he expires, which is extremely similar to the isolation he put Rosy Dreams through.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: His use of dream magic to make Rosy Dreams compliant to his whims would inadvertently save his daughter from Rose Knot, as she was prevented from attacking, torturing, and killing Rosy to devour her psychic "steam". This would ultimately lead to Rose Knot's death as, once Rosy was freed from her father's clutches and adopted by the Terran Princes, Rosy would later lure her enemy to the Overlook Hotel with the help of psychopomp Sleep Well, where Rose Knot would be tricked into getting herself devoured by a powerful devil sleeping there. It's unknown whether Sweet Words realized Rose Knot's presence and the attempted intrusions or not, though it's later revealed he was completely unaware of them. Prince Fanged Paw ends up lampshading the situation shortly after the Mindflayers' defeat/deaths.Prince Fanged Paw: Well... that monster did one good thing, Big Brother.
Prince Blazing Hoof: And what is that?
Prince Fanged Paw: Keeping those Mindflayers away from Rosy.
- Parental Incest: He sexually abused Rosy Dreams due to strongly resembling his wife, Peaceful Dreams, and wanted to turn his daughter into the perfect, obedient wife. One of the things he did to make her compliant to his whims was use dream magic to create a dream world that will always stay a blissful paradise if she gave lily petals to her father in exchange for seeds. Quite understandably, this left Rosy Dreams with severe emotional and mental trauma by the time Bright Eyes rescued and adopted her, being afraid of people touching her (save for her adoptive father and those she trusts) and refusing to sleep at all out of fear of dreaming and being visited by monsters.
- Red Is Violent: He wears a dark red shirt with a popped collar, which also applies to his dream persona, Mr. Boar. He's also monstrously abusive towards Rosy Dreams, whom he frequently molested in both mind and body, and is a massive Control Freak who couldn't stand being left behind by others. When various people, including his own brother, discovered evidence of his crimes, he murdered them to keep them from squealing on him. He also used dream magic to create 'The Chaser', a sadistic Humanoid Abomination who turned out to be even worse than him, as a warden to keep Rosy Dreams from leaving at all costs.
- Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: He became a monstrously abusive Control Freak who controlled every aspect of both his wife and daughter's lives, crippling the former in an "accident" when she tried leaving him, and sexually abusing the latter in both her dreams and the real world. He ends up losing both - his wife, Peaceful Dreams, kills herself by falling into a self-inflicted coma just to escape, while his daughter, Rosy Dreams, ends up being rescued by Terran Princes Bright Eyes and Written Word after she unlocks her Psychic Powers via her many escape attempts, and the spirits of those he killed guide Bright Eyes and Written Word to his home so he can be brought to justice.
- Babies Make Everything Better: Invoked. She hoped the birth of Rosy Dreams would get Sweet Words to change his ways and become a better husband and parent. Unfortunately, it only made him more abusive and controlling.
- Ironic Name: She shares this with her daughter. Her name is Peaceful Dreams, yet much of her life was spent being married to an abusive Control Freak who did anything to ensure she'll never leave him, including permanently crippling her in an accident that he engineered. She proceeded to fall into a self-inflicted coma just to escape her husband, making her death a suicide by all intents and purposes.
- Everything's Better with Penguins: In Rosy Dreams' dream world, he takes the form of a penguin named Mr. Penguin. Unlike the other dream incarnations of Rosy's closest associates, he doesn't have any malicious intent and genuinely wants to make his niece happy. At some point he realizes that his Bystander Syndrome is contributing to Rosy's abuse, so he broke free of his programming as a dream construct and actively tried to help her, even if it ultimately came at the cost of his own life.
- Expy: Of Penn Guindel, as both are paternal uncles of a young girl/filly, and take the form of a penguin in their dream worlds.
- He Knows Too Much: Sweet Words killed him by gruesomely beheading him in the real world so he wouldn't report Rosy Dreams' sexual abuse to the authorities and take his niece away.
- In-Series Nickname: Rosy Dreams calls him "Mr. Penguin" because he took the form of a penguin in her dream world.
- Off with His Head!: How he died. When he started suspecting that his brother, Sweet Words, was sexually abusing his daughter, Rosy Dreams, Sweet Words lulled him into a false sense of security before beheading him in a gruesome manner. Rosy Dreams' memory of this manifested in her dream world as an afterimage of a beheaded stallion whenever she won the "games" Mr. Penguin proposed to her.
- Posthumous Character: He was already dead before the writers of Codex Equus recorded him, but the impact he left on Rosy Dreams is undeniable.
- Token Good Teammate: Of the dream personas who initially occupied Rosy Dreams' dream world, he's genuinely kind towards Rosy Dreams. Unlike Ms. Bunny or Ms. Fox, he never antagonizes Rosy for losing his "game", and unlike Mr. Boar, he never hides malicious intentions behind a friendly mask or tries to sweet-talk her into doing harmful things. His only fault was turning a blind eye while Rosy Dreams was molested by both Mr. Boar and later 'The Chaser', which he clearly came to regret. To make up for his inaction, he helped Prince Bright Eyes and Prince Written Word locate Rosy Dreams after she was imprisoned in her own mind, and performed a Heroic Sacrifice to ensure the Chaser's defeat and death.
Alignment: Lawful/Neutral Good
Type: Governess/Cool Big Sis/Tutor/Earth pony/Murder Victim/Exalted
Faction: Terran Empire
"Ms. Fox", real name Smoky Bouquet (her entry here) is Rosy Dreams' former tutor and an important character in the young filly's life.
- Expy: Of Foxanne, as both worked as tutors for a young girl/filly, and take the form of a fox in their dream worlds.
- Eye Scream: How she died. When she started suspecting that Rosy Dreams was being sexually abused and later caught Sweet Words behaving inappropriately around his daughter, Sweet Words lured her into a false sense of security with his words and then took out her eyes, leaving her to die afterwards. Rosy Dreams' memory of this manifested in her dream world as an afterimage of an older mare with missing eyes whenever she won the "games" Ms. Fox proposed to her.
- He Knows Too Much: Sweet Words killed her by taking out her eyes in the real world so she wouldn't report his sexual abuse of Rosy Dreams to the authorities.
- In-Series Nickname: Rosy Dreams calls her "Ms. Fox" because she took the form of a fox in her dream world.
- Patron Saint: After becoming an Exalted, she became the patron angel of teachers and guardians.
- Posthumous Character: She was already dead before the writers of Codex Equus recorded her, but the impact she left on Rosy Dreams is undeniable.
Alignment: Lawful/Neutral Good
Type: Maid/Earth pony/Servant/Murder Victim/Divine Worshiper/Exalted
Faction: Terran Empire
"Ms. Bunny", real name Dust Bunny (her entry here), is Rosy Dreams' former maid and an important character in the young filly's life.
- Adaptational Angst Upgrade: The Codexverse expands on the character of Bunnilda - here, she was the maid of a rich filly who was being sexually abused by her father, Sweet Words. When she discovered this and tried notifying the authorities, Sweet Words arranged for her to be killed in an "accident" by forcing her to clean the mansion's rooftops, leading to her falling to her death from a misstep. She also has a fear of heights that wasn't in the game, which Sweet Words ruthlessly exploited.
- Adaptational Badass: In Dreaming Mary, she was a maid who existed in a young girl's imagination as a cute white bunny. Here, she was turned into an Exalted, the Fourth-Age equivalent of a Living Saint from the Imperium Era. This grants her holy magic in the forms of light, purification, and healing, and her domain of patronage consists of animals and children. She's also a a shield-bearer and is skilled in defense, though she's piss-poor in actual combat.
- Barrier Warrior: As an Exalted, she can produce nigh-unbreakable arcane barriers for protection.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: While she averts it by being a genuinely helpful Pony who cared for Rosy Dreams' well-being, her dream self, Ms. Bunny, plays it straight. Ms. Bunny is slavishly devoted to Rosy, but is sinister and mocking whenever Rosy loses her "game". This marks Ms. Bunny as a creation of Sweet Words, as he wanted to make his daughter obedient to him by putting people she knew and trusted in her dream world.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: She's unable to resist helping someone in need, though this can make her run herself ragged at times. This likely stems from her guilt over her supposed inability to protect Rosy Dreams from her sexually abusive father.
- Death by Falling Over: How she died. When she started suspecting that Rosy Dreams was being sexually abused and later found suspicious white-colored stains on Rosy Dreams' bed while cleaning, Sweet Words killed her by arranging things so that she would end up falling from the mansion's roof. How he did this is by forcing her to clean the roofs on pain of losing her job or being killed like Ms. Fox, knowing that she was extremely terrified of heights. She followed his orders, but her height phobia made her so tense and jumpy that a misstep led to her falling to her death. Rosy Dreams' memory of this manifested in her dream world as an afterimage of a younger mare falling from a high place whenever she won the "games" Ms. Bunny proposed to her.
- Expy: Of Bunnilda, as both worked as maids/servants for a young girl/filly, and take the form of a bunny in their dream worlds.
- Freudian Excuse: Her fear of heights came from reading the news about a foal who was climbing an unstable structure, only to slip and fall to her death. She planned to become a veterinarian because, as a maid, she was more likely to be at risk of falling while on the job. This ends up killing her when Sweet Words exploits her fear to keep her from reporting his sexual abuse of Rosy Dreams, making her clean the rooftops of his mansion after a huge rainstorm so she'll be more likely to slip and fall. She blamed herself for not conquering her fear, though both the Terran Royal Family and others assured her that she still did the best she could given her situation at the time. She would also receive help in overcoming her fear after becoming an angel.
- Game Face: Not her, but her dream world self, Ms. Bunny. Due to being a dream creation of Sweet Words', Ms. Bunny would sometimes sport sinister-looking eyes and a wide, mocking, almost grotesque-looking grin. This shows up whenever Rosy loses her "game", after which she mocks her for her loss.
- Healing Hands: Becoming an Exalted angel gave her healing magic. She can heal people's wounds quickly, though she can't generate lost limbs or revive the dead.
- He Knows Too Much: Sweet Words killed her in the real world by exploiting her fear of heights and making her fall from the mansion's rooftops so she wouldn't report his sexual abuse of Rosy Dreams to the authorities. Unfortunately, it didn't stop her spirit from guiding Prince Bright Eyes and Prince Written Word to his home, leading to his arrest anyway.
- Holy Hand Grenade: Becoming an Exalted angel gave her purification magics, allowing her to purify dark magic and curses.
- In-Series Nickname: Rosy Dreams calls her "Ms. Bunny" because she took the form of a bunny in her dream world. She's also called "Dusty" by loved ones.
- Instant Armor: As an Exalted angel, one of her unique abilities involves summoning a magical set of golden armor no matter the time or place.
- Intangibility: As a spirit, she could travel places unburdened by mortal limits, and phase through walls. This allowed her to seek out Prince Bright Eyes and Prince Written Word shortly after her death, and guide them to Rosy Dreams' home.
- I Should Have Been Better: Despite her intervention ultimately saving Rosy Dreams, she felt guilty for not conquering her fear of heights or not preventing Rosy from being sexually abused sooner. Both the Terran Royal Family and others assured her that she still did the best she could given her situation at the time; if she hadn't done anything at all, Rosy would have ended up dying just like her mother. She would also receive help in overcoming her fear after becoming an angel and gaining wings.
- Light 'em Up: Her being an Exalted angel gives her some degree of light powers. She can generate psionic light to blind her enemies by making herself appear brighter, calm agitated people and grant them peace of mind, and help them find their way in the dark.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Her main weapon is a large, golden praetorian shield that she can summon wherever she is and whenever she needs it.
- The Magnificent: Known as "the Exalted Helper", due to being a maid who became an Exalted angel as a reward for her heroism despite her tragic death.
- Me's a Crowd: Like Cellarius, her divine patron, she can magically create a few copies of herself so she could multitask with various duties, though being a mortal means that doing this for too long will exhaust her. Becoming an Exalted enhanced her power, allowing her to use it longer and for greater effect.
- Mind over Matter: She has refined psionic telekinesis, which is useful in cleaning due to being an Earth pony, but given that she was born in the Terran Empire, becoming a worshiper of Cellarius might've enhanced her innate power.
- Mundane Utility:
- As a worshiper of Cellarius, she uses her ability to spawn magical copies of herself to multitask with various duties, which is very useful maids and other public servants like her.
- After becoming an Exalted angle, she gains psionic light magic, which she uses to help people find their way in the dark
- Patron Saint: After becoming an Exalted, she became the patron angel of animals and children. Because of her status, her power is at its greatest when she's focusing on them.
- Posthumous Character: She was already dead before the writers of Codex Equus recorded her, but the impact she left on Rosy Dreams is undeniable. And despite her death, she's also very active as the Exalted patron of animals and children, with her currently learning from Cellarius.
- Slasher Smile: Her dream self, Ms. Bunny, would sometimes sport a wide and mocking, grotesque-looking grin, especially whenever Rosy Dreams lost her "game". It shows how malicious she is compared to her real world counterpart, due to being a creation of Sweet Words.
- Stealthy Teleportation: She is capable of stealthy teleportation, which comes in handy when she needs to be somewhere but her natural speed isn't enough.
- Stone Wall: Much of her abilities revolve around support and defense, and she is very skilled in using her shield as a weapon. However, her entry notes she's not much of a fighter and isn't very good at using weapons other than shields. Cellarius is planning to teach her the ways of combat sometime in the future.
- Stop Worshipping Me: Downplayed. She feels uncomfortable towards being worshiped by the Terrans as a Patron Saint of animals and children, since she can telepathically hear their prayers. However, she does acknowledge the benefits, such as being able to help others in their time of need.
- Supreme Chef: Downplayed. While not on par with professional chefs, her meals are simple yet hearty and delicious.
- Telepathy: As an Exalted, she has telepathic abilities that allow her to hear the prayers of all the Terran citizens who look to her for support and protection no matter where she is. This allows her to help others in their time of need.
- Tragic Keepsake: In a way, her dream self, Ms. Bunny, was this to Rosy Dreams. After witnessing her maid fall to her death because of Sweet Words, Rosy was so traumatized that she latched onto Ms. Bunny as the only reminder she had of Dusty, despite Ms. Bunny's malicious personality. Both Mentálne and the Terran Princes had to remind Rosy of how much Dusty loved her in the real world in order to make her let go of Ms. Bunny, as she is a creation of Sweet Words that has to be destroyed.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She is afraid of heights, which stemmed from reading about a foal who fell to her death while climbing an unstable structure. Part of the reason why she wanted to become a veterinarian is because she wanted to protect herself from being at risk of falling. Sweet Words exploited this fear to kill her by making her clean the roofs of his mansion shortly after a huge rainstorm; her fear naturally made her slip and she fell to her death.
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are:
- After her death, she blamed herself for not conquering her fear and not protecting Rosy Dreams, though both the Terran Royal Family and others assured her that she still did the best she could given her situation at the time. She would also receive help in overcoming her fear after becoming an angel.
- Hearing people talk about her being either Saint Sweetheart reborn or one of her modern-day descendants caused her to harbor self-doubts over not being able to live up to Sweetheart's legacy. Golden Scepter assures her that what she did is equally worthy of praise and Sweetheart herself would be very proud if she were to hear of her.Dust Bunny: People always say I look like Saint Sweetheart, or I am her... and I hear all of them. I don't know if I'm actually related to her or not, but sometimes I feel... not good? Inadequate? Like I'm doing good things like her but it's just not enough.
Emperor Golden Scepter: You have and already are accomplishing great things, Miss Dust Bunny. I knew Saint Sweetheart and she was exactly as her title described - a saintly Pony who always desired to do good, no matter what. But her choices and her actions were her own, not yours. What you did, regardless of your connections, are still worthy of praise and admiration. And remember, there are people who love you for who you are. Your family is one of them. Rosy Dreams is another. And if Saint Sweetheart herself were to hear of your deeds, I think she would be very proud of you.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: She would receive one from Prince Crimson Star, who is furious with her for (among other things) viciously tormenting a mentally-challenged classmate and proceeds to verbally tear her a new one. Not only does she refuse to listen, but she attempted to hit Crimson Star for daring to speak against her... which doesn't do anything and only gets her into deep trouble when Prince Night Shade arrives with the Principal in time for both of them to witness the act.