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Tales Seven

    General 
  • Damager, Healer, Tank: In group combat, they tend to utilize this concept: Patch is the damager due to her Super Strength, Starlight and Melody are the tanks (though in different ways, with Starlight actually tanking it while Melody draws fire and dodges using her infinite endurance), and Sweetheart is the healer thanks to her Healing Hands ability. Clover, Bright Eyes, and Bonbon fall into the more 'general support role' version of this trope's definition of healer: Clover accesses their plan's ability to succeed or if the opponent is worn down enough to begin the next phase, Bright Eyes spots weaknesses in the opponent with her Super Reflexes, and Bonbon can buff her teammates.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: After their Super Empowering, they're still learning how to control their newly awakened Earth Pony magic, including Super Strength. As a result, Patch ends up damaging a tree on accident just making natural movements. Applejack promises to teach them how to control it.
  • Glowing Eyes: The Seven's eyes all glow their Element color when activating their power or emphasizing it. This is most common with Clover, Bon Bon, and Bright Eyes, as Patch, Melody, Sweetheart, and Starlight's are innate powers they don't have to turn on.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: The Main Seven end up getting Rainbow Power forms as a result of an accidental Super Empowering by the Mane Six, just like what happened with the Humane Five. Just like the Humane Five, they'll need to learn how to use them, which they're making progress on. They also have some trouble controlling their newly awakened Earth Pony magic at first.
  • Muggles: The world is pretty much mundane with inhabitants with no obvious magic, due to being in the world of My Little Pony Tales. However, due to the inhabitants having Cutie Marks and mana existing, it's possible that they could develop them. That is until the Mane Six accidentally give the Tales main seven Rainbow Power forms and awaken their Earth Pony magic. It turns out the other tribes and their magic do exist, they're just hidden and have progressed to a similar level as the technology present in the Earth Ponies' civilization.
  • The '90s: The world is currently at the equal of this.
  • Our Elves Are Better: The native Flutterponies are based off Elves or Fae, though they're not high and mighty as in most portrayals.
  • Psychoactive Powers: The Tales Seven's element powers tend to power up if they're strongly experiencing their Element's trait at the time, such as Patch's Super Strength spiking dramatically or Starlight's Super Toughness becoming... well, tougher. Bonbon's is a stand out, as her power only works when she has faith in someone.
  • Super Mode: The Main Seven get Rainbow Power forms of their own due to an accidental Super Empowering by the Mane Six, though have no idea how to actually use them at first. They gradually figure it out.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Every fight the Tales Seven have been in so far has had them use non-lethal tactics exclusively. The only exception is the Digimon Tales arc, but even this is arguable given Digimon's Resurrective Immortality.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: The reason the Tales main seven weren't called in to help with the Flim Flam Brothers invasion despite having Rainbow Power forms and thus being just as powerful: unlike the Mane Six and Humane Six, they have no actual experience in world saving, only using their powers for entry level heroics at the moment. They get better over time.
  • Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: The Tales Seven end up in this situation due to becoming what amounts to their universe's first superheroes while still being high school teenagers.
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    Starlight 
  • Alternate Self: Subverted. The visiting Mane Six wonder if she is Starlight Glimmer's, but find no indication of it.
  • An Axe to Grind: Her Paladin armor's weapon is one, due to her natural durability from her power making up for the fewer defensive options.
  • The Law of Diminishing Defensive Effort: Actively defied: while she's very tough to the point she can simply shrug off getting hit by high caliber bullets if in her Paladin Armor and tank a sniper shot that could kill someone in it if in her powered up state, she doesn't want to chance it and only takes hits if it's strategically viable to do so or if someone less tough than herself is behind her. Played With in regards to her Paladin Armor: the choice of an ax for her weapon was because the fewer defensive options don't matter as much to her.
  • No-Sell:
    • Her unique power as Element of Diligence is Super Toughness; as a result, she just shrugs off getting hit full speed by an out of control carriage.
    • Apparently she and the others stopped a bank robbery, and she did this to a punch from one of them. The guy broke his hand.
    • With her armor on, she can shrug off high caliber bullets, though she still feels them even if they don't do any actual damage.
  • The Reliable One: Is diligent and reliable in everything she does. Her Element of Harmony is even Diligence.
  • Super Toughness: Her unique power as Element of Diligence. While saving a colt from a speeding carriage, she's hit full force and sent flying through a crate, but doesn't have a scratch on her and just shrugs it off. The group doesn't know the upper threshold of it yet, and she's hesitant to overestimate it. With her armor equipped, she can at least tank high caliber bullets, and the powered up state can tank Digger Wasp's sniper rounds.

    Sweetheart 

    Melody 
  • BFS: Her Paladin Armor weapon is a greatsword, due to her power negating her being tired out by the heavy weapon while letting her hit like a truck.
  • Determinator: Her Element of Harmony is Endurance, reflecting how she can be this when it's something she wants.
  • Girl Group: Her band, the Rockin' Beats.
  • Save the Villain: Teams up with Patch to save a Neo-Hooviet soldier: Melody uses the flat of her greatsword to steer a Neo-Hooviet soldier's fall away from a deep pit, and Patch slaps the soldier down with her club to land flat on her back rather than break her neck.
  • Victory by Endurance: Her Element of Endurance's ability is infinite stamina. No matter what, she will never tire no matter what happens. Exploited when the group fights Ahuizotl's Caballeron, as she uses it to wear him out enough for Patch to get the upper-hand on him.

    Bright Eyes 
  • Fainting: Faints upon seeing Rainbow Dash fly and knowing she's real.
  • For Great Justice: Her Element of Harmony is Justice, reflecting her desire to see everyone be treated just and fairly.
  • Heroic BSoD: Goes into a minor one due to the existence of magic giving her worldview a pretty big jolt. Twilight helps her through it, and she becomes rather excited about witnessing First Contact with what amounts to extradimensional aliens.
  • Parrying Bullets: Figures out how to do this with her Super Reflexes, though it takes multiple tries to actually manage it and she can't do so consistently, with her armor protecting her enough to figure it out. Justified, as she's less seeing the bullet in midair and deflecting it as seeing the shooter pulling the trigger and having the reaction time to intercept it while it's still firing. Patch is impressed. Twilight gives her suit an upgrade to include two bracers on her forelegs for this expressed purpose, which due to being larger make it easier to do it than trying to hit them with her thin rapier blade.
  • Royal Rapier: Her Paladin Armor weapon is one, to go with her Element Power's ability to pick out precise weaknesses. Notably the only one of the seven who's weapon requires significant skill to use, as her power makes up for her relative inexperience.
  • Sherlock Scan: Her Element of Justice power can let her do this, giving her the ability to briefly speed up her brain's processing ability to the point time seems to slow down and allowing her to quickly analyze things around her. Her powered up state slows it down even more.
  • The Smart Girl: Is very intelligent, to the point she and Twilight can have in depth conversations on things the other ponies can't understand.
  • The Spock: Is noted as being quite logically minded, which is why she's shaken up by suddenly being faced with real magic.
  • Super Reflexes: Her Element of Justice allows her to briefly speed up her brain's processing ability to take in everything around her much quicker than normal, giving the illusion of everything briefly moving far slower than normal.

    Patch 
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Admits during the Winter Wedding Arc that she finally got the adventure she wanted against a genuine, high-tier supervillain... and her childhood friend and her family are the targets.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Her Book Dumb and Leeroy Jenkins attributes aren't due to actually being dumb or incapable of strategy, but rather due to not really trying to study or make strategies. When she's invested in something, she can be genuinely brilliant and cunning.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Her Paladin armor weapon is a mace. According to Twilight, this was because her super strength benefits more from an impact weapon she can move with more force and speed than a heavy weapon her strength would allow her to lift but not really provide extra benefit. It's also a simple weapon to use, meaning her lack of combat experience is less of a problem.
  • Comes Great Responsibility: After spending most of her time following her Super Empowering enjoying the thrill of being a superhero, seeing Rosie and her family being targeted by a supervillain makes her realize this and get serious.
  • Golden Super Mode: Her Rainbow Power form has gold as the hair stripe and aura color, though isn't any different than her fellows.
  • Jumped at the Call: Enthusiastically jumps headfirst into the whole 'First Contact with extradimensional aliens' thing. She's also the most excited about the Super Empowering the group got, and apparently been using it to more or less be a superhero since then. She's also disappointed they weren't called in to help fight the Flim Flam Brothers invasion.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Rushes into fighting Emperor Ahuizotl's Caballeron (in her defense, he was also about to set off a Doomsday Device if she hadn't) and this ends with her getting her flank kicked and needing the others to come to her aid. She is called out on this. She gets over it during the Winter Wedding Arc.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: After realizing she might have been into being a superhero for the wrong reasons when Chrysalis's Evil Plan puts Rosie and her family in danger, she goes into this mode to stop her plan and actually comes up with a rather brilliant one. As in the original series, if Patch is invested in something, she can be surprisingly competent.
  • Plucky Girl: Fits, being energetic, optimistic, and brave. Her Element of Harmony even reflects this, being Courage.
  • Save the Villain: Sees a Neo-Hooviet soldier falling towards a pit, and teams up with Melody to save her: Melody uses the flat of her greatsword to steer the soldier's fall away from a deep pit, and Patch slaps them down with her club to land flat on her back, rather than break her neck as she would have if they'd let her fall.
  • Super Strength: Her power as Element of Courage is this, by Earth Pony standards. She can lift four large fallen trees and carry them with very little effort. Her strength increases when she's fighting with genuine bravery as well, enough to beat down a thick, solid steel door and send it flying several feet. Eventually she's shown to be able to overpower a forklift and flip it over if she can anchor herself.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: She's very strong after getting Super Strength from her Element of Courage. The problem is that she isn't all that skilled at actually fighting and while she can overpower some people more experienced than she is if they are much weaker, when she runs into someone as strong as she is, she gets her butt kicked. She starts getting trained by Megan to remedy this.
  • Weirdness Magnet: Is noted as attracting a lot of weird situations, though her friends didn't believe her about most of them until they met extradimensional aliens. Comes in handy, as she's friends with the Princess of the Isle of Pony and is able to help with First Contact by contacting her.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Bright Eyes and her friends call her out on rushing head long into a fight with Emperor Ahuizotl's Caballeron and nearly getting herself killed, as while they were the only ones close enough to stop it, she should've at least called the rest of the Seven to help her.
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    Clover 
  • Armed Legs: Her Paladin armor weapon is a blade on each leg for use with her ballerina skills.
  • Born Lucky: Her special talent is luck, both good and bad.
  • Born Unlucky: Her special talent is luck, both good and bad. Though Melody notes her talent might be good luck and she's just really clumsy.
  • Combat Clairvoyance: An nontraditional version. She can't predict what her opponent is going to do, but can predict the viability of her own side's actions. This is still very useful in combat as it lets her side know if their battle plan can actually work. As she's still a rookie with it, she's still learning how to use it, so she can't use it on a move by move basis yet, but it's possible she may eventually.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Her ability as Element of Humility may sound strange, but it comes very much in handy. Particularly when it turns out she can tell if an enemy is worn down enough for their side to make the move to defeat yet.
  • Humble Hero: Her Element of Harmony is Humility.
  • The Klutz: Is rather klutzy and at one point trips and falls into a bush just turning to show her Cutie Mark.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: Melody notes that it's not exactly clear if the bad luck part of her Special Talent is genuine or she's just a klutz.
  • Seers: Her power as Element of Humility is a specialized form of this. She has the ability to see whether what she or her side are considering doing and is beyond their capability to do and how difficult it will be, so they know rather to try to do it that way or change plans to something that will work. Word of God describes it as the power to never overestimate her side's abilities.

    Bonbon 
  • Alternate Self: Is implied to be an alternate universe version of Bonbon from the prime universe.
  • Big Eater: She loves her sweets and eats a lot. Because of this, she's happy her Super Empowering came with a heightened metabolism that means her eating habits are now healthy for her and she's actually lost some weight. Which makes her goal of being a model considerably easier to accomplish.
  • Blade on a Stick: Her Paladin armor weapon is a spear. It was chosen because her combat ability isn't all that high and a spear keeps enemies at a distance and requires very little skill to use.
  • Clap Your Hands If You Believe: Has this as an explicit superpower, as her Element of Faith allows her to power up others substantially if she believes and has faith in them.
  • Formerly Fat: Not quite fat, but she was pudgier due to her being a Big Eater. After her Super Empowering, her metabolism is heightened and she loses the weight and becomes thinner, as a fully empowered Earth Pony requires far more calories to remain healthy than an unawakened one.
  • No-Self Buffs: While her power as the Element of Faith lets her power up others she believes in, it doesn't provide any sort of buff to herself which is why her armor is more focused on defense than the others.
  • Psychoactive Powers: Her Element of Faith power relies on her believing and having faith in others to work and is directly proportional to the amount of it she has in them.
  • Support Party Member: Her Element of Faith's power is solely to power up others she believes in and gives her no added power.

Fusions

    Bright Patch 
  • Fusion Dance: Of Patch and Bright Eyes.
  • Genius Bruiser: Is formed from Patch, the physically strongest of the seven, and Bright Eyes, one of the smartest of them. This is actually why she was formed: Patch didn't know where to hit the final giant meteor and Bright Eyes knew where to hit it but couldn't hit it hard enough to destroy it. Bright Patch could.
  • Godzilla Threshold: She's formed in the field without a lot of practice because if they can't form her, a giant meteor will destroy the Olympus Station.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Has four front legs.
  • Sherlock Scan: Can do this like Bright Eyes can.
  • Super Reflexes: She has Bright Eye's power.
  • Super Strength: Has Patch's super strength amplified by the fusion.

    Nebula Tapestry 
  • Causual Danger Dialog: Pulls this off, in part because most of her components have
  • Fusion Dance: Of Starlight, Sweetheart, and Patch.
  • Godzilla Threshold: Her components only try to form her in the middle of combat with Catrinamon and Samudramon because they have no choice.
  • Healing Factor: Unlike Sweetheart, she can use her powers on herself due to not being just Sweetheart, but they're only 2/3 as effective as anyone else. Still, given she got Super Toughness, it helps.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Has six front legs.
  • Super Strength: Has Patch's super strength boosted by the fusion. Combined with her Super Toughness, she's actually able to barely hold back an attack by Mega Digimon and manage to deflect it once Catrinamon is distracted.
  • Super Toughness: Has Starlight's super durability amplified by the fusion. It's also reinforced by Sweetheart's Healing Hands power, as while it's only 2/3 as effective on her as it is on anyone else it still lets her regenerate.
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Friends of the Tales Seven

    Teddy 
  • Berserk Button: Don't insult Sweetheart around him.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Is a bad boy, but has a heart to him. Particularly when it involves Sweetheart. This heart later extends to the Tales!Spike.
  • Official Couple: Is Sweetheart's coltfriend.
  • Papa Wolf: As Sweetheart's coltfriend, Sweetheart states that he's Spike's 'father' in a sense, or at least father figure. When tasked by her with protecting him during the Tower Beyond the Sky Arc, he takes it very seriously and is quite protective of him. In the end when the group finally gain the upper hoof on the agent chasing them, Teddy pounds him for threatening Spike.

    Ace 
  • It's All About Me: Has some selfish tendencies, such as needing to be told that he could be famous if he doesn't wreck the First Contact thing.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's selfish and narcissistic, but he's not a bad person. He cares enough to help Teddy protect Spike during the Tower Beyond the Sky Arc.
  • The Tooth Hurts: He doesn't believe Spike literally eats gemstones, so he tries one himself thinking it's rock candy. It's not, and he gets a chipped tooth. Fortunately, Sweetheart has Healing Hands from her Element of Love, and heals him quickly, but it wasn't pleasant.

    Lancer 
  • Nice Guy: Lancer is quite nice and polite, even offering to pay for the visitor's food at the ice cream shop when he finds out they don't have any money.

    Spike 
  • Alternate Self: To Spike from Mainline Equestria.
  • Badass Adorable: He may be an adorable baby dragon, but that doesn't stop him from saving Teddy from a Neo-Hooviet agent with his firebreath.
  • Breath Weapon: As a dragon, he can breath fire, but doesn't manage to until the Tower Beyond the Sky Arc, where he uses it to save Teddy from a Neo-Hooviet agent. While weak and small, it's enough to give the guy first degree burns.
  • Cheerful Child: Is a cheerful newborn dragon.
  • Happily Adopted: Imprints on Sweetheart as the first thing he saw when he hatched and adores her as his mother.
  • Parents in Distress: Saves Teddy, who he sees as his father (something Sweetheart and Teddy also see as fact), from a Neo-Hooviet Agent and breaths fire for the first time. Teddy quickly repays him by beating the crap out of the agent for threatening to kidnap Spike.
  • One-Man Army: Will be this some day when he's fully grown, which is why he was considered one of the Seven Sleeping Armies.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: Was one of the Seven Sleeping Armies, with his egg enchanted so it'd only hatch when The Chosen One appeared. Sweetheart turned out to be the one.

    President Pony 
  • Alternate Self: Is implied to be an alternate universe version of Mayor Mare.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": Is a pony named Pony. Lampshaded.
  • Big Good: Of Ponyland, being a reasonable president who helps establish diplomatic relations with Equestria without much issue. She also works with Celestia to build Seiryu/Mechagojira to counter any potential kaiju attacks to either world. She also dons the RANGER V2 Armor to protect people during the Tower Beyond the Sky Arc.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Subverted; she not only remembers that Patch and company helped save a critically endangered species, but respects them a good bit for it. She gives the Tales Seven medals for their actions during the Winter Wedding Arc, which involved being a major factor in the destruction of Chrysalis's nuclear submarine due to Patch finding the coordinates escaping Chrysalis's base.
  • 100% Adoration Rating: It is mentioned that her approval rating is through the roof due to her leadership during First Contact, the various Crisis events she saw Ponyland through with the rest of the Multiverse Alliance, the massive economic and technological boom from off-world trade and other things. One way or another, she is set to go down in history as one of Ponyland's greatest presidents for leading her country and helping her world along to a new age of uncommon greatness with the rest of the Alliance.
  • Kneel Before Frodo: Bows before Megan when she enters the Alliance's discussion room, as there's literally a religion revolving around Megan in her universe.
  • Our Presidents Are Different: Of the 'President Personable' variety. She's the president of Ponyland and a Reasonable Authority Figure. Becomes 'President Action' during the Tower Beyond the Sky Arc when she dons the RANGER V2 prototype to help protect her constituents from The Remnant of Chrysalis's Network. She intended to give it to Sincere Heart as an upgrade, but he wasn't there and thus she did it herself.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Is President of Ponyland, but is willing to hear the Mane Six out and sets up diplomatic relations with Equestria with little issue, being more concerned with First Contact going smoothly than anything else. She even remembered the Tales 7 saving the Green Winged Song Bird and respects them for it.

Isle of Pony Royal Family

    King Skyline 
  • Ascended Extra: In the show he only appeared in a single episode as a relatively minor character who wasn't even named, here he's a major supporting character and a large part of the Myth Arc.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Subverted; he remembers Patch and company reunited him with his long lost daughter and is immensely grateful for it, which is why he hears them out about the Mane Six. He also knights the Tales Seven for their actions during the Winter Wedding Arc, one of which was saving his family.
  • The Good King: Is the king of the Isle of Pony and a Reasonable Authority Figure.
  • Good Parents: Loves his daughter and one of the big reasons First Contact goes so well is because Patch and company reunited them and he respects her enough to set up the meeting with Twilight on her say so.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Is King of the Isle of Pony and like President Pony is willing to hear the Mane Six out and set up diplomatic relations with Equestria. The entire reason he hears Patch out is he's sincerely grateful for Patch reuniting him with his daughter and felt she deserved his trust in return.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: After getting the capability to do so, he rallies the Isle of Pony against the Chrysalis Network and helps orchestrate the counterattack.

    Queen Starburst 
  • Ascended Extra: In canon, she was a minor character in one episode who didn't even get a name. Here, she's a major supporting character.
  • Good Parents: Loves her daughter and is very grateful to Patch for reuniting them.
  • The High Queen: Is Queen of the Isle of Pony and a Reasonable Authority Figure like her husband.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Like her husband, she hears the Mane Six out and listens to Patch out of gratitude for returning her daughter to her.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Reveals the existence of a hidden, magically sealed bunker to lead the civilians at the wedding party to during the Chrysalis Network's attack. She also accompanies the Tales Seven to unlock the Chamber of the Seven Sleeping Armies to awaken them against the Network.

    Princess Rosie 
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Light example but since Patch was her close friend and she and the rest of the Tales 7 reunited Rosie with her parents, she trusts the Mane Six on the Seven's word.
  • Bring Me My Brown Pants: Understandably wets herself when she realizes that Chrysalis, who has her at gun point, is intending to murder her and her entire family.
  • Lost Orphaned Royalty: Was this, but Patch helping her family find her is what earned her parents' gratitude and made First Contact go smoothly.
  • Princesses Rule: Subverted; she's a princess, but her title follows the real life rule that kings/queens are official rulers of their kingdom. She does have some say in how her kingdom is run, but ultimately has to bring her father and mother in when it comes to dealing with First Contact.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Like her parents, is willing to hear out the Mane Six.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: She's the one who sets up First Contact through her father. She and Patch are the ones who discover Chrysalis's Evil Plan and free Winter Song, as well as allowing Patch to get a picture of the location of her nuclear sub. Without Rosie, Chrysalis would've likely won.

    Sincere Heart 
  • Alternate Self: Is an alternate Shining Armor.
  • Official Couple: Proposes to his girlfriend Winter Song during Hearth's Warming, and their marriage is the focus of the Winter Wedding Arc.
  • Powered Armor: Uses the RANGER System, a set of magitek powered armor based off the Paladin System but designed for use by those without awakened magic.
  • Super Prototype: His RANGER Armor is the prototype version, which is too stressful on the body for anypony but him to use.
  • Walking Armory: His Powered Armor is loaded with weaponry.

    Princess Brightglow 
  • Alien Blood: Downplayed, due to being a hybrid, but her blood is a lighter shade of pink than normal and bioluminescent.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Arrives to rescue Patch and Rosie from Chrysalis's minions, giving Patch the opening to activate her Paladin Armor and get free.
  • Disappeared Dad: Never met her alien father due to Equus not being ready for First Contact yet. Thankfully, she finally does when the Celestials of her universe are contacted.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Is a Pegasus/Celestial Pony hybrid.
  • Hybrid Power: Being half Celestial Pony means she has the powers of a Pegasus and a Solar Sailor. This means she can do things like create blindingly bright ball lightning for a combination flash bang and Shock and Awe attack.
  • Light 'em Up: Can generate blinding flashes of pink light, due to being half Celestial Pony.
  • Politically Active Princess: Was sent to the Earth Ponies to make First Contact as her kingdom's emissary and ambassador.
  • Princesses Rule: Subverted; she's a Princess in the sense of being the daughter of a queen, as her mother still rules the kingdom. She isn't even the Crown Princess; that would be her elder sister, Dazzle Glow.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Turns out to be a Princess of the Pegasi Kingdom, her mother being Queen Star Catcher. She was also sent to be the Pegasi's emissary to the Earth Ponies and handles herself very well in combat.
  • Warrior Princess: The Pegasi are a race of warriors, and Brightglow is no different. She gets it from her mother.

    Queen Star Catcher 
  • Action Girl: While well past her prime, she is the ruler of a warrior race and an excellent warrior herself. The only reason she didn't take part in the Isle of Pony battle herself was distance.
  • Alternate Self: To Starcatcher from the World of Empathy.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Is a reasonable, nice queen who gladly leaps into the fray to save the Isle of Pony. She's also a trained, highly skilled warrior whose Weapon of Choice is the surprisingly brutal Cloud Shark Tooth Sword.
  • Hero of Another Story: She went on an epic adventure in her youth to reunite Ponykind. She managed to succeed with all but the Earth Ponies (due to having the misfortune of doing her quest during the second World War), which lead her on a long journey across the world with many adventures.
  • The High Queen: The Queen of this world's Pegasi, and a good and just ruler. When she hears that the Isle of Pony is under attack, she's the first of the rulers to want to vote for help.
  • Interspecies Romance: Fell in love with a Celestial Pony who crash landed in the Pegasi capital, who was the father of her daughters. It wasn't until First Contact the two could actually get together properly, and he now rules alongside her as her king.

    Queen Sparkle 
  • Action Girl: She's explicitly the World's Best Warrior and an incredibly skilled ninja.
  • Alternate Self: Is implied to be an alternate Twilight Sparkle.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Is the Queen of the 'Hidden' Unicorns, and the best warrior out of all of them.
  • Combat Pragmatist: She's a ninja, so fighting fair is not at all her style and she fully admits she doesn't fight fair. Her sparring match with the Sovereign Guard trainees involves her incapacitating half of them with Groin Attacks.
    Caramel: (curled up on the ground holding his groin in agony) You fight dirty...ow...
    Queen Sparkle: Let that be my first lesson, then. The way of the ninja has many doctrines, but this one is very much key: seek victory, not fairness.
  • Genius Bruiser: Is implied to be an alternate Twilight, and is wise and philosophical, but she's also the World's Best Warrior.
  • Groin Attack: Fighting fair is not the ninja way, and she's proud to admit that, so if an opponent tries to buck her, she will take advantage of the very vulnerable target that exposes to her without a moment's hesitation. As half of Sovereign Guard finds out the painful way during their sparring match with her.
  • One-Hit KO: Ninjas finish fights as quickly as possible, as such she's rather fond of striking in ways that instantly disable her target, either through knocking them out instantly or causing debilitating pain. During her sparring match with the Sovereign Guard trainees, three of them are incapacitated via a single Groin Attack, two via a nerve strike that instantly knocks them out, and Shooting Star through a nerve strike to the throat that leaves him coughing on the ground and unable to catch his breath.
  • Pressure Point: Is skilled at exploiting these, being able to knock out opponents with them.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Invoked: she presents herself as a noble queen, and is, but in part does so to surprise enemies with how good she really is.
  • World's Best Warrior: She's this, to the point all of the other royals acknowledge her as such. Luna's Sovereign Guard project includes training with her as part of the training regiment for this reason. Her first sparring session with the trainees (who by this point have already trained in Bright Future Equestria) ends with her incapacitating each of them with one hit each without ever rising from her throne.

    Princess Winter Song 
  • Alternate Self: Of Princess Cadence from Mainline Equestria.
  • Damsel in Distress: Is kidnapped and replaced by her universe's Chrysalis.
  • Official Couple: With Sincere Heart and their wedding being the focus of the Winter Wedding Arc.
  • Princesses Rule: Subverted; she's a Princess on account of being Queen Starburst's younger sister and thus not even in line for the throne with Princess Rosie being recovered. She's still an important ambassador thought.

    Squire 
  • Backup from Otherworld: Possesses his old armor (now one of the Armor of Valiant Warriors) to assist against Chrysalis's network once the Chamber of Seven Sleeping Armies is awakened. He does this to repay Patch for keeping his story alive into modern day.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: Is the ghost of a knight.

Other Heroes

    Amethyst Aura/Aphrodite 
  • Alternate Self: To Rarity.
  • Badass Normal: Has no superpowers, just a protective suit, martial arts, and gadgets, but she's a very effective superhero.
  • Mama Bear: Her main reason for becoming a superhero is to protect her little sister and make Manehatten safer for her. On top of being a nice person to begin with.
  • Nice Girl: She's an alternate Rarity, so of course she's this.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: Her suit had them, and they're literally this trope, as they're specially weighted to be effective weapons.
  • The Fashionista: She's Rarity's counterpart, so she's naturally this, and a highly successful fashion designer who Bonbon idolizes.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Relies primarily on gadgets and skill due to having no real superpowers.

    Applejack/Iron Horse 
  • Ace Custom: Her suit was heavily customized by her little sister from the standard Construction Armor.
  • Alternate Self: Of Applejack.
  • Drop the Hammer: Her suit has one as its main weapon.
  • Mighty Glacier: Her suit is faster than the standard model, but decidedly not fast. It still is incredibly strong and durable.
  • Mini-Mecha: Uses a modified Construction Armor as her super suit.

    Golden Knight/Flash Sentry 
  • Alternate Self: Of Mainline Equestria's Flash Sentry, which is also his superhero name. He's also one to Pillars of Justice Equestria's Flash Sentry, who's superhero name is ironically enough Golden Knight.
  • My Suit Is Also Super: As opposed to the other two new heroes whose suits provide the only powers they have, he's genuinely got Super Speed and is the only 'meta pony' of the three. His suit merely boosts his speed.
  • Super Speed: Is explicitly called a speedster.

Villains

    Princess Spring Heart/"Chrysalis" 
  • Alternate Self: Of Queen Chrysalis from Mainline Equestria.
  • And I Must Scream: Her ultimate fate is to be banished to a lifeless Equus in a dead universe, cursed to be entirely alone forever. And she can't get out of it via suicide either: she's also made immortal, so she can serve one year for every year she stole from her victims. Plus, there are kill systems and monitoring posts all around the planet to make sure she can't escape. Ever.
  • Arc Villain: Of the Winter Wedding Arc.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: Subverted at every turn; when she has Patch and Rosie captive, she only spares them because she needs to keep them alive to Make It Look Like an Accident later as part of her coup and gives her minions thorough orders to make sure they don't escape until then, and only doesn't stick around to see them followed through because the wedding is started and it's the cornerstone of her entire plan. Patch has to think very fast and get help from Brightglow, someone Chrysalis couldn't have possibly anticipated, to escape and wreck her plan.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to Winter Song and Starburst's Abel.
  • The Chessmaster: Her plan was very thorough, with multiple backup plans to fall back on and contingencies that let her nearly succeed even with her comparably limited resources compared to the previous two 'Crisis' level baddies.
  • Code Name: Her real name is Spring Heart; Chrysalis is a code name from her time as a KGB agent that ultimately became her supervillain alias.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Came with a Deadman Switch, a massive army, and even a Humongous Mecha when her primary plan was to usurp the throne with cunning and intellect.
  • Deadman Switch: Had one surgically implanted in her chest. If she dies or the switch is destroyed, a nuclear submarine will launch a nuclear missile at the Isle of Pony and take everyone down with her.
  • Dented Iron: She's a powerful warrior, yes, but Reality Ensues during her Last Villain Stand. Badly wounded, exhausted, and with her armor barely holding itself together, she's worn down sufficiently for the Tales Seven to defeat her despite their experience difference.
  • De-Power: The Tales Seven use the Rainbow Powers to strip her of not only her Powered Armor and stolen magical artifacts, but her Earth Pony magic as well, even her 'invisible hand' spell.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: A high ranking former KGB agent in charge of a massive and dangerous criminal network that was powerful enough to nearly take the Isle of Pony by force, and that was only when taking it by cunning and manipulation failed.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Was already a well trained KGB agent and one of the best, then she gained Earth Pony magic and a suit of Powered Armor.
  • Evil Aunt: Is Rosie's aunt, and a sociopathic monster.
  • Evil Twin: Had herself made to look like Winter Song via plastic surgery, so unlike the prime Chrysalis she looks identical to her physically instead of via shapeshifting magic. Doubly so, as she's actually Winter Song's sister.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: Looks like Princess Winter Song, but is actually a sociopathic terrorist and The Usurper. Doubly so as even before stealing her sister's face, she looked more like Mirror Chrysalis than the prime one.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: Her real name, Spring Heart, isn't exactly what one would expect a dangerous, sociopathic terrorist to be called.
  • Humongous Mecha: An Evil Knockoff of Seiryu resembling the Showa Mechagodzilla.
  • It's All About Me: Her motivations, as with her prime self, are ultimately selfish to the core. She tries to murder her own family to usurp the throne, is willing to kill everyone at the wedding to accomplish it, and is willing to destroy the entire Isle of Pony and everyone on it rather than die and fail to achieve her ambitions.
  • Last Villain Stand: After Yonggary and Applejack destroy Mechagodzilla, her sub is destroyed, the Sleeping Armies are awoken in the Isle's favor, and reinforcements arrive, she makes her last stand against the Tales Seven despite having no chance of her forces winning at that point.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Reveals she's actually Princess Rosie's exiled aunt, and the reason Rosie was Lost Orphaned Royalty to begin with.
  • Persona Non Grata: Was banished from the Isle of Pony for attempting to kill her sister and usurp the throne. Her final fate is banishment to a dead universe after being made immortal and sentenced to live one year for every year of life she's stolen from another.
  • Powered Armor: Uses a knockoff of the RANGER armor that makes her resemble her prime counterpart.
  • Renegade Russian: Played With. She's a foreigner, but was also a Hooviet KGB agent before she and her network vanished when the union collapsed.
  • Super Mode: Her armor turns out to be able to shed its heavy weapons and activate a Paladin Armor type mode using her magical crown as its power source, which is far stronger than its RANGER mode and much faster.
  • Supervillain: Played more as this than her prime self as beings like her are much less common in her home universe than in Equestria.
  • Surgical Impersonation: As she's from Ponyland and a normal Earth Pony, she can't just shapeshift into Winter Song, and instead had herself made to look identical to her by plastic surgery.
  • Taking You with Me: Had a Deadman Switch implanted in her chest so that if she dies, the Isle of Pony will get a nuclear missile launched at it.
  • The Unfettered: Ultimately it doesn't matter what gets between her and what she wants, she'll do anything she can to achieve her goals.
  • The Usurper: Intends to usurp the throne of the Isle of Pony after being exiled for attempting to do so in the past.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Manages to maintain her composure after Patch interrupts at the Wedding and foils her Plan A, but once she's knocked out of her armor in the resulting fight, she has a breakdown and summons her mecha to try in a livid rage. Once her nuclear sub is discovered and on the verge of being sunk, she has an even bigger one, ordering it to unleash a nuclear holocaust before it goes. Once the Armor of the Valiant Warriors and Shisa are awoken, she snaps and starts screaming for everyone opposing her to die and stops caring about friendly fire.
  • Villainous Legacy: Spread the stole Jaunt Tech to the criminal underworld, which includes King Onyx, and also is responsible for the creation of D.I.S.C.O.R.D., so while she's permanently beaten at the end of her arc, she's directly responsible for the rise of the Big-Bad Ensemble that follows her.
  • Villainous Valor: As rotten and evil as she is, she does have one positive trait: [[{{Determinator she won't quit until she literally cannot fight any longer]].
  • Villain Song: Has a version of "This Day Aria" like her prime self, but it's a rock remix to fit the popularity of the genre in the early 90s where Tales takes place.

    Hercules Beetle 
  • Code Name: Hercules Beetle is his code name, not his true one.
  • Co-Dragons: With Kabuto and Digger Wasp.
  • Noble Demon: He's not really an evil guy, so much as following orders from an evil person.
  • Powered Armor: Like Chrysalis he wears one, with his built like a tank and powerful enough to fight Hegemony Space Marines head on.
  • Size Shifter: When his fight with Cerberus starts going south, he activates an emergency system that makes him grow to giant size. Unfortunately, this also exposes a weak point in his armor...
  • Super Soldier: Was enhanced by Kabuto to be one, and his armor makes him more so.
  • Would Not Shoot a Civilian: Thoroughly abides by this. He even calls off his fight with the Space Legionaries for a moment to get some children out of harm's way.

    Kabuto 
  • Code Name: Kabuto is his code name; his real one isn't.
  • Commie Nazis: Justified; he's a Nazi equivalent death camp Mad Doctor who decided to defect to the Hooviet Union to avoid being prosecuted for his crimes.
  • Cyborg: Unlike his fellows, his suit isn't just Powered Armor, he's a cyborg and by his own admission more machine than pony now.
  • Evil Old Folks: Is an old stallion, and a former Nazi death camp Mad Doctor.
  • Mad Doctor: He was apparently literally the In-Universe version of Mengele.
  • Our Werebeasts Are Different: Were!Fluttershy bites him as his punishment, infecting him with her Wereskunk strain.
  • Smelly Skunk: Is bitten and infected by Were!Fluttershy, turning him into a Wereskunk. This is unfortunate for his guards after his escape, as when he transforms and frees his own prisoners, he typically skunks them.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Inverted, he's infected by Were!Fluttershy, resulting in him turning into a Wereskunk at night. While far stronger than his unaltered form (as the transformation also pushed out his cybernetics and makes new ones not take), it also has Fluttershy's morality, making it the good side. He managed to escape capture, but due to this, he's unable to do anything evil because his Wereskunk form just frees his captives every night.
  • Super Soldier: Is a powerful Cyborg.
  • Those Wacky Nazis: Is a former Nazi or pony equal of one.

    Digger Wasp 
  • Blessed with Suck: Digger Wasp can see fragmentary visions of the future since he was a colt, which should be cool... except that all his visions are of death, disaster and destruction that could or will occur, with him mostly powerless to not see them when they come or prevent the horrors shown from occurring. Needless to say, it doesn't do wonders to his sanity and peace of mind.
  • Cursed with Awesome: At the same time, Digger Wasp's future visions become an incredibly useful asset to him in his time as an agent of the KGB and his superior Chrysalis, allowing him to shoot or destroy with maximum efficiency by showing him the best way to take out almost any target, honing his reflexes and accuracy until he a highly effective sniper and combatant, even before his Super Soldier enhancements.
  • Code Name: Digger Wasp is his code name, his true one is unknown.
  • Co-Dragons: With Hercules and Kabuto.
  • Cold Sniper: Is an assassin Super Soldier and rarely, if ever, speaks. This has to do with the unique 'gift' he has that made him so incredibly effective...
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: Comes with his ability to see fragmentary visions of the future. Two notable visions, his parents' death and that of his sister's potential demise, came in the form of terrifying nightmares.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He deeply loves his sister, 'Jewel Wasp', and is obsessed with preventing her death that he has foreseen.
  • Invisibility Cloak: His suit has one built in to add to his capability as an assassin.
  • Seers: Can see the future, which is a natural ability of his. Part of the mystery surrounding his character comes from the fact nobody knows why he has it or how it works, not even himself.
  • Super Soldier: Was enhanced by Kabuto to have Super Reflexes and enhanced aiming skills. His armor also has an active cloaking system. And that's not even considering his his mysterious gift...

    Thorax 
  • Alternate Self: Of Thorax from Mainline Equestria.
  • Code Name: "Thorax" is his code name rather than his true one.
  • Heel Realization: Being asked to kill a pair of teenage girls finally got too much for his conscience to let him live with and he turns on Chrysalis as a result.
  • Mook–Face Turn: Turns against Chrysalis when his morality gets the better of him, and instead saves Rosie and Patch.
  • Not What I Signed Up For: He decidedly didn't sign up with the knowledge he'd be asked to shoot a pair of teenage girls in cold blood, and being asked to do so makes him turn on Chrysalis.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Being asked to assassinate a pair of teenage girls was the final straw for his conscience.

    Pharynx 
  • Alternate Self: To Prime Pharynx.
  • Big Brother Bully: Was this, but as with his prime self, mainly out of a desire to get his little brother to toughen up.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He loves his little brother and would never outright turn against him.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Takes out a squad of Hooviets with a grenade before they can open fire on the Tales Seven and their allies.
  • Chummy Commies: Is clear he's still dedicated to the Hooviet Union's cause and a communist, but willingly defected from Chrysalis's group because he couldn't justify killing innocent people like she intended.
  • Code Name: "Pharynx" is his code name in this universe.
  • Defector from Decadence: Defects along with Thorax because while a proud Hooviet, he's a soldier, not a murderer, and didn't sign on to kill innocent civilians.
  • Not What I Signed on For: He signed up to try and restore the Hooviet Union or create a new land with the same political system, not murder innocent people. To quote him, he's a soldier; not a murderer.
  • So Proud of You: Admits he's proud of Thorax for toughening up enough to stand by his ideals and refuse to kill innocent people for Chrysalis.

    Assassin Bug 
  • Avenging the Villain: Admits that Chrysalis might have been a monster, but she had his genuine loyalty and he seeks to avenge her defeat.
  • Disney Villain Death: Throws himself off Olympus Station and into Equus's atmosphere.
  • Driven to Suicide: Kills himself by throwing himself into Equus's atmosphere when beaten.
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: Feels this way about the Chrysalis Network after the Winter Wedding, having gone from one of the mightiest military forces on the planet that nearly beat the Alliance themselves to struggling against a handful of heroes. Bright Eyes concurs, as does Patch, with the latter having no love for them.
  • I Die Free: Chooses to fling himself into Equus's atmosphere rather than be saved by Sweetheart and be captured.
  • Taking You with Me: Attempts to self-destruct when it becomes apparent that he's going to lose, but Bright Eyes cuts the wiring of his suit to prevent it from working.
  • The Heavy: For the Tower Beyond the Sky Arc, as he's not the leader of the remnant and acting in part for a mysterious benefactor, but is still leading the attack.
  • The Remnant: After their defeat on the Isle of Pony, the Chrysalis Network was more or less wiped out, with Assassin Bug and his group being all that's left.

    King Onyx 
  • Affably Evil: He's a supervillain and secretly backed Chrysalis and is his world's Big Bad, but is a genuinely loving husband to his wife and friendly with the heroes.
  • Alternate Self: Of King Sombra. He even looks very close to him in his warlock form.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: One of the few villains who doesn't last a single Arc and serves as an overall villain for many Ponyland stories, due to orchestrating many villains the Tales Seven face from behind the scenes. He's being set up to share this role with D.I.S.C.O.R.D.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: Gets two, one to transform into his warlock form and the other to activate his Powered Armor.
  • Composite Character: He's described as being a combination of Sombra and David Xanatos.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Like his prime self, he went to extreme lengths to keep his secret identity hidden and the secret chamber beneath his castle hidden from all but himself and his trusted enforcers.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Despite being a supervillain, he genuinely loves his wife and son.
  • Friendly Enemy: Is friends with the Tales Seven and many members of the Alliance, which seems genuine.
  • Hidden Villain: He wants to keep his existence as a villain secret from as many as possible.
  • Happily Married: To Queen Faithful Wish.
  • MacGuffin Delivery Service: Does a twofold version: he spikes the demand for a piece of the Key of Darkness on the black market to convince criminals to steal it and take it somewhere he could easily claim it. If they fail (which they do thanks to the Tales Seven), the Alliance will begin searching for the pieces themselves as a precaution, with him on the coalition searching for them, and will bring all seven to one place for him.
  • Mundane Solution: Spies or informants could be discovered and betray him under interrogation, but he still needs to gather intelligence. Onyx's solution? Turn on the TV and watch the news.
  • Rags to Royalty: Was apparently an orphan before he became king, implying Faithful is the one who's royal by birthright.
  • Running Both Sides: Is responsible for inflating the price of the pieces of the Keys of Darkness on the black market and sending a large number of criminals after them...and is also on the coalition formed by the Alliance to find them first.Meaning no matter who finds the pieces, he can get his hooves on them in the end.
  • The Chessmaster: Onyx is a meticulous planner that leaves nothing to chance, with his plans having ways he wins no matter what and being incredibly careful not to leave any evidence of his criminal actions.
  • The Good King: Despite being a supervillain, he's apparently a good ruler in his home country.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Is a well-liked ruler and the only reason anyone might suspect he's a supervillain is that he's Sombra's Alternate Self. His wife is also unaware he's a supervillain.
  • Xanatos Gambit:
    • His backing the Chrysalis Network's remnant's attack on the Olympus Station was this: if Assassin Bug won, he could throw his lot in with repairing or rebuilding the Station, giving him a controlling interest in the new station and partial ownership, if Assassin Bug lost, Onyx behaving as a model person and taking heroic actions during the whole mess makes him even more of a Villain with Good Publicity than he already was, thus removing even nearly all suspicion from himself. Fitting, given he's based off David Xanatos himself according to Word of God.
    • Tricking some gangsters into trying to steal the First Piece of the Key of Darkness is also one: they succeed, he gets a piece of the Key, they fail? The Alliance searches for the remaining pieces and will collect them for him. If the Alliance destroys the key pieces, he has an excuse not to free his mother.
    • Luring an interdimensional phantom thief version of Rough Diamond into trying to steal another piece has the same outcome, as will any other conflict over the Key pieces. And due to being on the coalition to retrieve the pieces, he can continue to rack up good publicity for himself.

    Queen Faithful Wish 
  • Alternate Self: Of Radiant Hope from Mainline Equestria.
  • Happily Married: To King Onyx.
  • The High Queen: Is a good queen and unaware of her husband's villainy. She's implied to also be the blood ruler of the country while Onyx is only king by marriage, making him a King-Consort.

    Queen Dark Crystal 
  • Alternate Self: Of Rabia.
  • Ancient Evil: Is the one who caused the tribes to divide and isolate in the first place.
  • Evil Matriarch: As in the prime universe, she's Onyx's mother. How this is possible give she's currently imprisoned in a spell book has yet to be revealed. Notably, while he intends to free her, Onyx doesn't seem to like her.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: Was Queen of Traneighvania, and also an immensely powerful and evil witch.
  • Leaking Can of Evil: Implied, as she managed to somehow create Onyx while sealed in a spell book.
  • Predecessor Villain: To Onyx, being a previous queen of Traneighvania and also his mother.
  • Real After All: Is first introduced by Onyx as a Traneighvanian myth, but is revealed at the end of the arc to be very real, and also his mother.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: She was imprisoned in her own spell book. King Onyx is currently in possession of it and intends to set her free.
  • Wicked Witch: Is noted as having been an evil witch so immensely powerful that she nearly conquered the world by herself and drove the tribes into their present day isolation.

    D.I.S.C.O.R.D. 
  • A Iisa Crapshoot: The Alliance at first believed him to be this, but subverted as he's actually not an AI at all, but rather a piece of a Discord merged with a computer program.
  • Alternate Self: To Discord...kind of. He's a piece of a Discord merged with a computer program.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: He's being set to share this position of the Tales world with Onyx.
  • Fun with Acronyms: His name stands for Dedicated Independent System Constructed to Orchestrate Rampant Disorder.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: Was created by the Chrysalis Network for one reason or another but after merging with a piece of a Discord and coming to life, he went berserk and was sealed in an isolated part of their system. He recently escaped.
  • Pieces of God: He's a piece of a Discord that merged with a computer program. Midnight theorizes this was done For the Lulz by the Discord in question.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: He went rogue after being created and was sealed in an isolated part of the Network's computer system until he managed to escape into the internet.

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