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  • Became Their Own Antithesis: As in canon, except here it stuck for a thousand years. Subverted with Fluttershy, as Fluttercruel is a separate entity.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Under Discord's control and have been for the past thousand years.
  • Co-Dragons: Though Twilight Tragedy is the leader, they seem about even.
  • Complete Immortality: So long as their Element of Chaos isn't destroyed or forcibly torn out, they'll regenerate from anything, even being blasted down to the Element of Chaos, and their age has effectively locked at when they got them in the first place. They actually retain this after redemption, but unfortunately, their enemies all have their own forms of immortality.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: They learn to use the Elements of Chaos for their own ends.
  • Fallen Hero: All six were brainwashed by Discord into his Co-Dragons, only recently breaking free.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal!: As they can regenerate from anything unless their Elements of Chaos are destroyed, they frequently end up exploiting this and taking damage that would kill most people. This is handy as Apple Pie, Derpy, and Spike don't have this ability.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Twilight, Applejack, and Rarity early on, Rainbow Dash and Pinkie later with a lot of effort. Fluttershy never made one, because she was never properly Discorded in the first place. The spell that was intended to do that instead created Fluttercruel as a separate being.
  • Not Quite Back to Normal: After being un-Discorded, their coats and manes are pale pastel instead of fully bright colors like they were before.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Spending the last 1,000 years as Discord's servants of sin tends to do that.
  • Reforged into a Minion: Discord turned them from Equestria's champions into his Co-Dragons. They eventually make their way back.
  • Soul Jar: Their Element of Chaos, which contains their soul and mind. No matter how badly damaged or destroyed their body is, so long as the Element hasn't been destroyed or forcibly removed, they can regenerate.
  • That Man Is Dead: All of them relinquished their pre-Discord selves. Twilight can't even remember that hers existed.
  • True Companions: Once they redeem themselves, they're even closer than they were before Discord.

    Twilight Sparkle 

Twilight/Sparkle/Tragedy/Half Light/ Amicitia Zorya Spes Equestria

Voiced by Mewsel

  • Amnesia Missed a Spot: Describes Minty as "frighteningly" familiar. Then they make physical contact (see below), and both regain their memories of their joint past life.
  • And I Must Scream: Her last minute before she was discorded was remembering her memories about her friends and family before Discord removes them.
  • And Then John Was a Zombie
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Upon becoming Amicitia, she becomes the Concept of Magic, Friendship, and Happy Endings.
  • Anti Anti Christ: Once she finds out she's the Apocalypse Maiden, she makes it very clear just how little she wants to become Nightmare Paradox and continue the "Groundhog Day" Loop and resolves to stop her. She succeeded.
  • Apocalypse Maiden: Nightmare Paradox's plan is to get her to go Nightmare (namely Paradox herself) and reset time, erasing the Dark World and all in it in the process, continuing the "Groundhog Day" Loop.
  • Appendage Assimilation:
    • After Angry Pie breaks her horn off, she replaces it with one from Fluttercruel's "collection", namely Magica's, Apple Pie's deceased best friend who Twilight herself killed as Tragedy.
    • Later, Minty Pie had to cut it off to keep Paradox from Nightmarifying Twilight during them Beam-O-War, letting her original horn regenerate. Apple Pie finally returns it to Magica when she comes Back from the Dead.
  • Batman Gambit: Used to defeat Paradox.
  • Beat Them at Their Own Game:
    • Does it to turn the tide on Traitor Dash.
    • Also does this to defeat Nightmare Paradox; by copying her Time Master abilities and using them to manipulate the paradox the Nightmare's very existence created to perform a Gondor Calls for Aid across time and space to summon the G1, G2, G3, and G4 mane casts to the present to defeat Paradox once and for all with six sets of Elements.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Towards Apple Pie.
  • Big Sister Mentor: For Apple Pie.
  • Brain Bleach: When she hears Filly!Celestia talk about her crush on Discord, she considers casting a memory wiping spell on herself.
  • But Now I Must Go: After giving Dark World its happy ending, she has to go to perform her duties as a Concept.
  • Cain and Abel: With Cadence of the adopted sister variety. She is the Cain to Cadence's Abel.
  • Calling Your Attacks: While in her Half-Light Noon form, as a result of Rainbow Dash being who she based it on. Though unlike her, she tends to call them WHILE doing the attacks or after they're completed.
  • Came Back Strong: A Downplayed example; she recovers from the edge of death by replacing her stole Element with Trixie's. As a result, Twilight learns all of Trixie's spells, as shown when she uses Trixie's signature fireworks spell against Paradox.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: This works to the groups advantage fighting Nightmare Eclipse/Paradox. Paradox needs Twilight alive to make her go Nightmare and while she could continue the plan herself, it'd be a major inconvenience to her plan if Twilight was killed. Because of this, Paradox can't use sweeping attacks on the entire group and risk killing her accidently.
  • Curiosity Causes Conversion: After seeing Apple Pie laugh at one of Discord's jokes, despite the tragedy that just befell the filly, she becomes curious about how this is possible, as she just can't make sense of it. Researching this curiosity ultimately is what leads to her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Dark Action Girl: Until she reforms.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Twilight discovers that tragedy has a positive side to it, not only a negative, and neither it nor friendship are good or bad.
  • Dark Messiah: Until her Heel–Face Turn.
  • The Dark Side Will Make You Forget: While Discord's magic had some to do with it, she gradually forgot she was ever even Twilight Sparkle over the thousand years Discord ruled, having difficulty remember what life was like before. Apple Pie triggering her repressed memories during their conversation starts her on the path to her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Deity of Human Origin: After Nightmare Eclipse is defeated, Twilight absorbs her and transforms into an Alicorn, Princess Amicitia, the Concept of Magic.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Her failure to defeat Discord. Serving her new master is the only option left for her.
  • The Dreaded: During Discord's 1,000-year reign, Tragedy was his chief enforcer and the one most feared by all ponies.
    Banana Pie: Ah don’t want tah tell Twilight this, but Ah think of all the Chaos Six, she was the one ponies were the most of afraid of! At least Angry Pie and Fluttercruel fooled around and you might have a chance tah get away and they might forget about yah and move onto somepony else. Twilight Tragedy was like that thing in that one movie Concrete Ship Discord showed on ’Randomly Selected Movie In The Sky Night’ a year ago, The Termaneator. Can’t be reasoned with, can’t be bargained with, and won’t stop till she kills yah!
  • The Dragon: Tragedy to Discord
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Tragedy is completely baffled by the Apple/Pie Family's refusal to give in to tragedy inflicted upon them and how Apple Pie manages to laugh at how crazy Discord's actions are.
  • Fallen Hero: But now has risen back up.
  • Fighting from the Inside: Ends up doing this when a copy of the Valeyard's personality takes control of her.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: "Sparkle" isn't a very threatening name for an Omnicidal Maniac.
  • Gondor Calls for Aid: Copies Nightmare Eclipse's time magic and uses it (combined with her connection with Minty and the distortion Eclipse's own use of time magic created) to summon the G1, G2, G3, and G4 (the mane six from before Discord's rise) to the present so they can unite all six sets of Elements (reawakening Celestia and Luna's set) to defeat the Nightmare once and for all.
  • Good Angel, Bad Angel: A second voice began talking to her in "The Real Hoof Blues" and encourages her attempts to redeem Angry Pie while the Voice was encouraging her to give into vengeance and kill her. While the Voice talks to a lot of ponies, Twilight seems to be her primary focus.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal!: While all the six get this, she seems to be the one to make the most use out of her regenerative powers.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Managed to finally free herself from Discord's control with Cadence's help.
  • The Hero: After her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Almost happens when attempting to use the memory spell on the Valeyard gets a copy of his personality in her head.
  • Hope Spot: Was surprisingly offered one by Discord in her confidence to fix everything before her memories were deliberately removed, completing the spiral down to her Despair Event Horizon.
  • Hot-Blooded: As Half Light Noon, due to Rainbow Dash being the base. This leads to some good Ham-to-Ham Combat between them.
  • I Have Many Names: Twilight the Unicorn is her default name, but her Earth Pony form is named Half Light Dawn and her Pegasus form Half Light Noon. Angry Pie names her older self Half Light Dusk. And Apple Pie simply calls her Half Light. And when she becomes an Alicorn, Fauna Luster gives her the name Amicitia Zorya Spes Equestria.
  • Indy Ploy: Pretty much admits that their 'plan' for stopping Discord consists of a list of objectives that are optional (except for defeating Discord) and can be completed in any order while the rest will be made up on the fly, because Discord, or the Valeyard, would ruin or exploit any plan that they came up with except a random one.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Apple Pie. Even more so than it normally would be given Twilight is a thousand years old.
  • Last of Her Kind: She, Rarity, and Dinky are the last unicorns, as the rest of the race has effectively interbred so heavily with the Zebras that an entirely new race, the Virgacorns, was born. Rather or not, Sparkler counts is iffy, since Sparkler was possessed by Fluttercruel... and then her body was killed, making the point moot.
  • Journey to the Center of the Mind: Does this to realign her soul and overcome Discord's taint. And she later enters Rarigreed's mind to use the Memory Spell on her mind directly to free her. And then again with Angry Pie's mind in order to merge her personalities and free her.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Her Half Light Noon form, though she loses her unicorn magic, instead gaining Pegasus magic augmented by her Element of Magic.
  • Meaningful Rename: After her Heel–Face Turn, she refers to herself simply as Twilight, as she left behind Sparkle and Tragedy.
  • My God, What Have I Done?:
    • Her reaction when her friends talk her down from killing Angry Pie.
    • Has another one when she realizes Pinkie Pie is Secretly Dying, something Twilight blames herself for.
  • Never the Selves Shall Meet:
    • Encounters Minty Pie, who is the reincarnation of G3 Minty's Shadow of Existence while Twilight is the reincarnation of her Light. While they're fine meeting each other, when they actually make direct contact with each other, it pretty much Mind Rapes them both as their minds attempt to merge back into one, but they're able to break the connection before its too late. While they recover quick, and resolve not to do it again, they're both shaken by it. They're still friends though.
    • This is a Chekhov's Gun, as when combined with a stolen Time Travel spell from Nightmare Eclipse, it allows her to perform a Gondor Calls for Aid across time and space to vanquish Paradox for good.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: When she allows herself to become a Proto-Nightmare and attack Angry Pie, she ends up damaging her Element, which ultimately kills her after Twilight manages to reform her. Twilight also laments not trying to redeem her back in the hallway after Spike disabled her, though whether or not it could've worked back then is unknown.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: After her near-death experience, she gives one to Angry Pie as payback for the one she gave her.
  • "No More Holding Back" Speech: Twilight gives one after her Heel–Face Turn:
    Twilight: I leave behind Tragedy, Master's tool, I leave behind Sparkle, Discord's toy, I am simply Twilight The Unicorn. I am me. I have magic to do and tragedies to face. I'm done hiding in the cage I've made for myself and those around me…I'm finally free. And I have some friends to make.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Tragedy has no problems killing fillies if Discord wills it.
  • Note to Self: How she manages to seemingly Out Gambit Discord, by writing down something and hiding it while free from his control during one of his "games". Subverted in that Discord caught on and had her destroy it.
  • Not Quite Dead: Survives the Rapid Aging brought on by Angry Pie ripping out her Element by accessing Trixie's and using it to replace hers.
  • #1 Dime: A particularly chilling subversion; she notes having a strange obsession with a pair of potted plants, always feeling that it's of utmost importance to keep them watered and in the sun at all times. Why is this? Because they used to be her parents. After her Heel–Face Turn, they've grown together and covered her room, symbolizing her rebirth.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Sparkle.
  • Out-Gambitted: Does this to Discord by sending a message to herself when he let her out of his control to torture her. Unfortunately, Discord just had her destroy the message.
  • Pet the Dog: Tragedy freezing the birds constantly trying to eat muffin!Dinky in order to give Derpy a slight reprieve.
  • Phlebotinum Rebel: She still has access to the Element of Chaos Discord gave her, only now is fighting against him.
  • Rapid Aging: When Angry Pie rips out her Element, her thousand years of life start to catch up with her.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to Angry Pie when beating her to death.
  • Redemption Promotion: Tragedy was no slouch, the problem is she lacked a lot of Twilight's creativity. It's also possible she's literally stronger now, since she's using the complete version of the Element of Chaos instead of the corrupted version.
  • Refusing Paradise: More a long term thing than immediate, but by agreeing to become an Alicorn, she gives up her Eternal Rest, meaning she'll never join her loved ones in Pony Heaven (she can visit, but never stay).
  • He's Back!: After her Heel–Face Turn. While Twilight doesn't do anything action packed, the speech she gives is more than enough to qualify.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: After her near-death experience, she seems to be bordering on turning Nightmare in her desire to make Angry Pie pay. Fortunately, she's talked down from killing Angry and changing completely.]]
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Has done some against the mysterious voice.
  • So Proud of You: Says this to Spike just before the final confrontation with Discord.
  • Split Personality: Apparently caused by Discord constantly messing with her head. Though Word of God has said that it's possible they were merely her talking to herself to resolve her mental image.
    • Tragedy: Discord's loyal The Dragon who wants to provide order to counterbalance her master's chaos. However, deep down, she still wants to hang onto her friends.
    • Sparkle: A furious, hateful, and nihilistic mare who Discord switches Tragedy with to play. Hates Discord, Tragedy, and the rest of the corrupted 6, and has generally given up on the world as a whole, having only her hatred left. Believes the only salvation for Discord's world is its destruction.
    • Twilight: The more neutral personality, and the most submissive originally. Merely watched Tragedy and Sparkle's fight and nearly faded away along with them until Cadence/Trixie convinced her not to give up, after which she became the true personality while the other two vanished.
  • Superpowered Evil Side:
    • Due to Angry Pie bringing her to the edge of death, her desire for revenge on her begins turning her into a Nightmare. Fortunately, she's talked down before the transformation is complete.
    • And then her Superpowered Evil Side turns out to be the Big Bad.
  • Tarot Motifs: 1, The Magician.
  • That Man Is Dead: Or so she thinks.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: The Nameless Passenger is her potential Nightmare.
  • Undying Loyalty: Tragedy seems to have this towards Discord.
  • Villainous BSoD: Tragedy's interactions with Apple Pie trigger memories and emotions she'd kept buried for nearly a thousand years, causing her to have an emotional breakdown.
  • Villain Protagonist: We follow Tragedy, even though she's The Dragon to Discord and follows his will. Until her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Vision Quest: How she finally performs her Heel–Face Turn; by going inside herself and realigning her heart with Cadence's help.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Gives the others (minus Apple Pie, who merely said her piece) one for beating up the already mortally wounded, powerless Discord when there was no reason to do so due to his condition. She even somewhat calls herself out on wanting to do so no less than they did, pointing out that the filly in the group was acting more mature than they were.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: Now has both her Element of Harmony and Element of Chaos.


Applejack (Dark World)/Liarjack

Voiced by Robotbutterfly

  • The Atoner: After her Heel–Face Turn, in addition to trying to help save the world from Discord, she's also set on making amends for her sins and earning her way into Pony Heaven to be with Apple Bloom.
    • She later admits to Pinkie Pie that this is more her Apple Family stubborn streak than actually having to earn it, as she's well aware all she needs is to be truly repentant of her sins and accepting of the Father of Alicorn's Forgiveness. She's just a stubborn Apple and wants to do things her way.
  • Badass Boast: Gives one, about Discord but to no one in particular, after her "No More Holding Back" Speech. Of course Discord turned out not to be doing anything particularly evil at the time, but still counts.
    Applejack: And Master, ya watch out, yer done treatin' Mah family like toys. Watch out Master. Whatever sins yer up to right now. Enjoy'em while they last.
  • Bad Liar: Subverted, she's actually got better at it. And telling the truth like she's lying.
  • Blatant Lies: As Liarjack, she pretty much lied about everything (except when telling the truth to make people think she was lying) to the point most just assumed she was saying the opposite of what she was saying. After her Heel–Face Turn, this reputation gets annoying.
  • Dark Is Not Evil:
  • Death Seeker: It's implied in story and confirmed by Word of God that she was looking for a heroic death to atone for her sins. Thankfully, Pinkie's death and parting message snaps her out of it.
  • Discard and Draw: Post Heel–Face Turn, she's no longer the Element of Honesty, but the Element of Kindness.
  • Doppelgänger Spin: A power of her Element of Deceit. She can also utilize it with her friends, letting an illusion charge the enemy, only for the real one to attack from another angle.
  • Fallen Hero: Until she finally rises again.
  • Friend to All Living Things: As much as possible, even in the Bad Future.
  • Guile Hero: If her "No More Holding Back" Speech is right, looks like she'll become one post Heel–Face Turn.
  • Healing Hands: Her Element of Kindness lets her heal others, so at first she has difficulty doing it on her own. When working in tandem with Rarity's Element of Desire, she can take injuries inflicted on others onto herself as an act of kindness. Of course she can regenerate, so they're a lot less dangerous for her than them.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After taking a journey in the Truth and meeting Apple Bloom and The Father of Alicorns, she finally breaks free of Discord's influence and resolves to set things right.
  • Heel–Faith Turn: Said Heel–Face Turn was the result of encountering the Pony equivalent of God and her little sister, who is has been declared a Saint In-Universe. She admits that even before her original Face–Heel Turn, she wasn't the most religious pony. Afterwards, she's seen praying a good bit and part of her motivation is earning her place in Pony Heaven back so she can be with Applebloom and the rest of her family.
  • He's Back!: Like Twilight, she gets one, but in a different way. She gets Dragged Off to Hell by shadows of existence, then, out of sheer The Power of Love she has for Apple Bloom, literally beats her way out to reach her sister. Who then gives her her own Element of Kindness, which Applejack finally realizes she embodies now, and uses it to blow away the shadows of existence.
  • It Was a Gift: Apple Bloom gave her her own Element of Kindness (though because the act was kind, it caused it to split into two), though it only worked because Applejack already embodied it.
  • Last of Her Kind: Donkeys and Earth Ponies have crossbred to the point she and Pinkie Pie are the only pure blooded Earth Ponies left. Diamond Tiara and Screwball are still around, but they're presently dolls in a music box, so it's hard to tell if they count.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: Defied. Her and Twilight are both redeemed independently of each other and without the other's knowledge, but both quickly pick up the other isn't acting like their corrupted self. They gradually talk it out. Noteworthy in that Applejack is the only member of the corrupted Mane Six Twilight doesn't have to fight to redeem.
  • Let Them Die Happy: Sometimes she would tell comforting lies to Fluttercruel's or Angry Pie's victims as they were dying, telling them their families would be safe or whatever she had to say to let their last moments be in peace.
  • Living Lie Detector: Has a weaker version of Truth vision. She may not know what the truth is, but she's able to tell what is a lie.
  • Love Redeems: Her love for her little sister and desire to join her in the afterlife ultimately is what allows her to overcome Discord's taint.
  • Mama Bear: According to the Father of All Alicorns, she protects Angry Pie's students as fiercely as she does.
  • Master of Disguise: Thanks to her Element of Deceit, she can near perfectly copy others' appearances and voices. While not true shape-shifting, she can fool more senses than sight and sound.
  • Master of Illusion: One of the powers of her Element of Deceit. She can even fool ALL the senses, including touch.
  • Mercy Kill: Sort of. She knows Apple Bloom will die if she lets her go (in an emotional sense), but does so to allow her to move on and be with her family in the afterlife.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Has this reaction when Twilight calls her and the other bearers out for beating up the already powerless and dying Discord out of vengeance (minus Apple Pie who went for Restrained Revenge).
  • "No More Holding Back" Speech: Just like Twilight, she gives one following her Heel–Face Turn:
    Applejack: Ah made a PROMISE TO APPLE BLOOM to look after her family an' it's 'bout time Ah kept it the right way! Ah'm done hidin' in lies. They work fer me, not the other way 'round. The Apple family. The Pie family…little Apple Pie, who laughed. Ah'm there fer ya all.
  • Phlebotinum Rebel: After her Heel–Face Turn, she keeps the purified Element of Deceit Discord gave her.
  • Redemption Earns Life: Her Heel–Face Turn saved her from being Dragged Off to Hell (well, oblivion, which is possibly worse) by a bunch of shadows of existence.
  • Religious Bruiser: After her Heel–Faith Turn, she becomes rather religious, and even before that was inuniverse considered a Saint, but she's still Applejack and thus no stranger to kicking flank, with the added bonus of now being a Master of Illusion.
  • Running Gag: After her Heel–Face Turn, someone taking what she just said, which was the truth, as a lie, and her being annoyed by this.
  • Super Empowering: Was given her Element of Kindness by Applebloom. Which showed her giving an Element away in an act of it causes the Element to split between the giver and the receiver, allowing her to give her Element of Deceit to Rarity and keep her own by lying and saying she wasn't going to give it to her.
  • Super Mode: According to Loose Canon, she unlocks an Ender Form of her own during the second Grogar War upon realizing the true nature of her Element isn't Deceit, but Fantasy.
  • Tears of Remorse: After killing Tom, which she likens to killing a newborn colt since he wasn't even a day old since he was brought to life, she takes a moment alone to pray for him and tearfully asks for his forgiveness.
  • Token Good Teammate: Seems to be the least evil of the six, as we've not actually ever seen her do anything other than comfort Twilight Tragedy. This status seems to frustrate Discord.
    • She's done so many good deeds behind Discord's back the Apple Pie family she's referred to by some as 'Saint Liarjack' prior to her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Vision Quest: Ends up going into the Truth and meeting Apple Bloom and the Father of Alicorns that allows her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Visions of Another Self: She has a bunch of these in her Vision Quest within the truth while helping defeat Nightmare Mirror.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Shows this ability by turning into one of Cadence's Changelings during the fight with her. Likely related to her Element of Deceit.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: In a way. She has her Element of Deceit and her new Element of Kindness, giving her an Element of Harmony and Chaos.

    Pinkie Pie 

Pinkie Pie (Dark World)/Angry Pie

Voiced by Wollffeey

  • The Atoner: After her Heel–Face Turn, she wants to do whatever she can to make it up to her friends for what she did to them.
  • Ax-Crazy: Is pretty much the most insane of the six. Subverted after her Heel–Face Turn, where she's more sane due to her Split-Personality Merge.
  • Backup from Otherworld: Her Rapid Aging catches up to her during the fight with Odyne!Cruelty, but her spirit returns to foil Cruelty's attempted Body Surf into Twilight, enabling Fluttershy's spirit to hold her in place for the Finishing Move.
  • Berserk Button: Do not laugh at her! She will brutally murder you.
  • Break Them by Talking: Tries to do it to Applejack during the fight in Discord's castle.
  • Brought Down to Badass: It's implied that, unlike the others, she lost her Element of Rage powers when she performed a Heel–Face Turn. It doesn't stop her from keeping up with the rest of the group fighting Discord's Mooks or a revived Fluttercruel, as she still has her Pinkie abilities and is fairly competent with them.
  • The Brute
  • The Butcher: Earned this nickname due to her actions.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to Apple Pie's Abel.
  • Cast From Life Span: Her cartoon powers become this when her Element of Rage is damaged, eating away at what time she's got left. She does eventually run out and die.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel:
  • Climax Boss: Her defeat marks the end of the Storming the Castle arc.
  • Cool Big Sis: Seems to be acting this way towards Apple Pie, even offering her a piggyback ride at one point.
  • Confessional: Had one with Applejack (who is considered a saint inuniverse and called it a confessional herself) after her redemption and realizing she's slowly dying of Rapid Aging, wanting to die without her sins waying on her heart.
  • Dark Action Girl
  • Determinator: Being immortal, yet lacking all of Pinkie's abilities and crippled even by average Earth pony standards, her sheer persistence is pretty much all she has left.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: See Berserk Button.
  • Do Not Go Gentle: Twilight's shattering of her Element of Rage causes her to start to Rapid Aging. However, this doesn't slow her down, and she continues to help fight Discord and Fluttercruel as long as she can.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: The foals she occasionally takes on as apprentices. Traitor Dash notes that until the apprentices eventually die, Angry Pie calms down and comes close to almost being Pinkie again.
    • Even after her Heel–Face Turn, she still deeply cares about them.
    • She also continued to care for her pet alligator Gummy even after her Face–Heel Turn, and was angered when Twilight thought she was the one who killed him.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • For all her rage and psychosis, she still holds that a promise should always be kept.
    • Even she is reluctant to kill Derpy, due to her...condition (and because she understands what it's like to be a mother).
    • In "Angry Cruel Love", she mentions a time when a pony tried to get her to spare him by letting her kill his daughter (whom he abused on a regular basis) instead. She says she was disgusted by this, and promptly killed him and adopted his daughter. After her redemption, she gets to say goodbye to this foal's soul and still feels he was a rotten pony.
  • Evil Uncle: To Apple Pie, before her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Evil Cripple: Had a broken leg from when she tried to attack Discord after he laughed near her. The broken leg stayed with her for 500 years before it was repaired by Discord.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Is content to die, tells Twilight she forgives her, and makes Rainbow Dash Pinkie Promise not to blame Twilight either.
  • Fallen Hero: Until her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After Twilight enters her mind and fuses her personalities together, she manages to see through Discord's lies and free herself from his taint.
  • Hidden Depths: Not only does she take on apprentices but when Applejack apologies for laughing at her, she shows a surprising amount of restraint and when asked, tells AJ that promises should be kept.
  • Hunting the Most Dangerous Game: Is implied to do this to anything she even thinks is laughing at her.
  • Hypocrite: Hates laughter, and kills anything that laughs near her, but has no problem killing others who were laughed at (and feels no remorse whatsoever).
  • Jerkass
  • Killed Off for Real: Dies during the fight with Cruelty due to Rapid Aging from her damaged Element of Rage. Since it was caused by aging, she stays dead, as Queen Libra's opportunity to revive everyone killed by Discord doesn't include death by old age.
  • Last of Her Kind: She and Applejack (and possibly Diamond Tiara and Screwball if they count) are the last pure-blooded Earth Ponies left, as the others have crossbred with donkeys to the point the species complete merged into one. With her death, there's one less.
  • The Last Dance: Has known she was dying ever sense she was redeemed, but chose to spend what little time she had left patching things up with the others and helping them save the world.
  • Mama Bear: Towards her foals. She'll probably kill you even more viciously than if you laugh at her. She killed Discord's League Of Auxiliary Minions for trying to hurt (with an additional implication of rape) one of her foals.
  • Man on Fire: She had a habit of being this.
  • Medium Awareness: After her Heel–Face Turn, which, like her main timeline counterpart, she is capable of weaponizing.
  • Morality Pet:
    • Her foals. Yes, she raises them to be like her, but she explicitly states she doesn't make them do it and they're the only ones whose laughter she'll tolerate. And don't you dare hurt them.
    • To a lesser extent, Sea Cakes, a seapony and her number one fan. She was one of the only ponies Angry Pie allowed to be near her foals.
  • Mortal Wound Reveal: Her Element was cracked when she was attacked by Proto Nightmare Twilight, which makes Pinkie unable to experience the anger required to power it, causing her to slowly die. This is revealed later on during the battle with Odyne!Cruelty and she dies shortly after.
  • Mundane Afterlife: In "Beating Up Discord", we get a glimpse of her and her foals in Pony Heaven. What are they doing? Playing a video game adaptation of the heroes' adventure in the Fourth Wall Breaking Variety Show Studio.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Upon her Heel–Face Turn, she's able to think clearly and realize that not only had she murdered hundreds if not thousands of innocent ponies (and tried to kill her friends), but that she'd turned her foals into killers just like herself. This is the reason one of her Split Personalities that formed is her guilt. Though she decides not to let it crush her and instead be as kind as she can to her friends to try and make up for it.
  • Nice Girl: After her Heel–Face Turn.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Gives one to Twilight. She even manages to wreck Twilight's horn and dig out her Element!
  • "No More Holding Back" Speech: After she has her personalities fused together and Heel Face Turns:
    "What do I decide? What should I do? It's like I can think clearly again, all I could see for a zillion years was bullies were my friends were supposed to be. ...I could try to make them up give the Elements… save my foals… but they've suffered enough… I can see that now… I was wrong… Twilight was right… I made them killers… I can only hope whoever's out there had mercy on them… And if they are in Pony Heaven, anything I give them in Equestria could never hold a candle to whatever Paradise provides them. But what if they're in Pony Hell like Twilight said? But how could I save them, if I brought them back by going back into the fog? I could just… quit… curl up and cry, let guilt crush me… but that'd hurt my friends. After all they did to save me, it'd be wasting this second chance I've been given… It's like they told Dashie… laying down and dying doesn't fix what I did… My friends… my… my niece… they're all here… they cared for me… they suffered to save me… they protected me… They cared for me… And I tried to throw them away… I can't make up for much… but I can make up for that… I'm sorry for what I've done… But I don't have time to let it crush me… I love my foals… but I can only pray their souls are in Pony Heaven… I love my friends… and they're right here… I'm free.
  • Not Me This Time: She kept Gummy's skin hanging on her bedroom wall, leading Twilight and Applejack to assume that she killed and skinned him for laughing at her. He was actually wounded fatally by Fluttercruel after he tried to eat her for trying to hurt Angry Pie's adopted daughter Grenade Pie, and Angry Pie took his skin after he died as a memento of him.
  • Offhand Backhand: Does this to an Eldritch Abomination with her party cannon post Heel–Face Turn.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: Not in the biological sense, but all her apprentices died of old age or other causes because Discord wouldn't make them immortal like her. When he sends her to take down the New Elements of Harmony, she makes him promise that if she succeeds, he'll resurrect them all with full health and youth, make them immortal, and give them their own private, protected bubble community so they can be together with her without fear of them dying again.
  • Pet the Dog: in "Angry Cruel Love", Twilight mentions that Angry Pie let a few fillies off on a warning instead of just killing them right away.
  • Rapid Aging: After her Element of Rage is shattered, though she convinces Applejack to use her illusions to hide it as long as possible. It eventually kills her.
  • Running Gag:
    • She apparently has a habit of being lit on fire, then leaping out of the flames at her attackers on fire.
    • It was apparently so frequent an occurrence that Twilight uses 'are you willing to be Pinkie Pie at war' as code for asking Rarity to brace herself to be lit on fire.
  • Secretly Dying: Her Element of Rage was damaged by Proto-Nightmare Twilight and has been slowly been winding down ever since, resulting in Pinkie undergoing Rapid Aging at a slowed pace. Applejack and Rarity knew, but didn't tell because Pinkie wanted Twilight to enjoy what little time they had left together.
  • Split Personalities: Had this like the main timeline version, but forced her mind back together. Due to a combination of Twilight's stolen Element of Magic reawakening old memories, the trauma of what Twilight did to her, and finally the (reverse) Memory Spell (Twilight used it to show Pinkie Twilight's memories instead of her own), her mind breaks up again, into different personalities that Twilight needed to convince to perform a Split-Personality Merge. She had four of them.
    • Motherly Pie, her material side and wanted to save their foals by sacrificing the others.
    • Friendly Pie, her love for her friends and wanted to go back to them. Is noticeably scarred.
    • Guilty Pie, her guilt over everything she did over the years who believed they deserved to suffer.
    • Lost Pinkie, her memories of the G3 world. She just wanted to make their friends happy.
  • Split-Personality Merge: Different from the main universe, in that Twilight has to enter her mind and talk her personalities into doing it and she didn't have Split Personalities the entire time, she forced her mind back together and a number of factors resulted in it splitting again, allowing Twilight to help her put it back together right.
  • Sixth Ranger: Despite being a founding member of the mane six, she doesn't join the Dark World!Mane Six until much later.
  • Super Strength: Angry has enough of this that with a single stomp from her hoof, she cracked the floor of a stone chamber in Discord's castle. As in, from one end of the room to the other.
  • Tranquil Fury: Enters this when she fights Twilight in Part 20, and stays in it through the ensuing battle. She even takes down Derpy, Rarity, and Spike all by herself!:
    Her speed was amazing. All her rage was still there. But it was focused like a laser. Like she had gone over to the other side, her rage reaching the point where she had entered a zen like state, like Rarity. I was scared.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Starts losing it (moreso than usual) during the fight in Discord's castle, due to everyone's attempts to reason with her effectively Logic Bombing her from confusion. Then it gets worse when Twilight turns out to be Not Quite Dead and begins beating her to death.
  • Villain Override: Along with Fluttercruel, she takes (literal) remote control of the zombie army the Elements of Harmony confront on the way to Discord's castle.
  • Villain Protagonist: Chapter 21, "Real Hoof Blues", is written almost entirely from her perspective.
  • Would Hurt a Child: She will slaughter colts and fillies for laughing just as readily as mares and stallions (although there are some exceptions where she let them go with a warning or outright adopted them). Indeed, she was going to kill Apple Pie before Discord spared her.

    Rainbow Dash 

Rainbow Dash (Dark World)/Traitor Dash/Ender Dash

Voiced by Robotbutterfly

  • Amnesia Missed a Spot: Vaguely recognizes Minty.
  • And Show It to You: Inverted, she tears her own Element of Chaos (which replaced her heart) and shows it to Rarity.
  • Anti-Magic: It's stated that her Element of Free Will renders her immune to mind control magic (and probably any magic that could force her to do something against her will) once she purifies it. Due to this sends her to take Celestia and Luna to safety; if Discord somehow did win, then she is the only one immune to his control completely.
    • Of note she's the only one who questions who the 'Alicorn Witch' Aquamarine mentioned, something that, according to Paradox (the Alicorn Witch) should be impossible to ask due to Paradox's Glamour meaning no one should be able question her identity. In addition Paradox never addresses her directly after her purification, presumably for the same reason.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Gives one to Rarity after tearing out her own Element of Chaos in order to show her her mindset is flawed. The question itself is a Call-Back to Rarity trying to cut her Element out before.
    Rainbow Dash: Not so hot when you have to do it the dirty and ugly way is it?
  • The Atoner: Notably the only one who seems to know what happened and is deeply hurt by it. Subverted though, as she doesn't believe that she deserves redemption. Though now that she actually has been redeemed, she may play this straight.
  • Being Evil Sucks: Is shown to be completely aware of the fact she's become a monster, betrayed everypony she ever cared about, and is now pretty much Discord's attack dog, and hates herself for it. But Discord leaves her with very little choice but what he wants her to do. She's been worn down so much that when Rarity asks her what SHE wants after she's purified of Discord's taint, she outright shocked by the fact she actually has a choice now.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • After waking up from her Deep Sleep, she arrives at Discord's castle just in time to save the others from Odyne!Fluttercruel's "Ultra-Stare".
    • Does it again to save Rarity from Odyne!Cruelty.
    • And again against Nightmare Paradox! Paradox promptly lampshades the frequency of these moments from her.
  • Body Horror: When Dash fights Scootaloo, at one point she has her chest torn open to expose her heart… Or, rather, where her heart ought to be. It's been replaced by a black crystal, the source of the chaos and despair that has consumed her.
    • Later, she rips her Element out to shock Rarity out of her own self deception and get her thinking clearly.
  • Brain Bleach: In Loose Canon she has this reaction to Scootaloo replying to her question on how Applebloom (who was turned into a zombie by Discord) managed to have descendants with her husband by asking if she likes to think about Spike and Rarity doing it.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to Scootaloo's Abel.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Does this with her special attacks. Backfires in the end because it gives away to Twilight what she's about to do.
  • Climax Boss: Her defeat marks the end of the Redemption of the Elements Story Arc.
  • Dark Action Girl: Not by choice.
  • Dark Messiah: Saw herself as the only one who could save the world by killing Twilight, making Discord live up to his part of the deal and restore the world before he left to play with another one. Considering she's made a Heel–Face Turn, she's likely no longer this, but it's left a tad bit ambiguous.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: After being purified, she keeps her Element of Chaos, only now it's purified. In fact, it's revealed the true form of her Element of Chaos is Free Will.
  • Deep Sleep: Goes into one following her defeat and Heel–Face Turn. According to Word of God, it's not only a result of need for physical recovery from the fight, but spiritual recovery from the damage her thousand-year ordeal took on her soul. She finally wakes up and heads towards the castle.
  • Driven to Suicide: After her defeat and realizing she'd been played for a fool by Discord (meaning her 'right choices' were anything but), she wants to die and almost lets Rarity kill her. The mane six pretty much have to leave her at Sweet Apple Acres on suicide watch with Minty Pie for her own safety. She's actually referred to as having been suicidal later on and admits, after recovering and rejoining the group, she might have actually killed herself if they hadn't.
  • Drunk on the Dark Side: Shows signs of this when she turns into Ender Dash, though it's undone when she's powered down. This causes her to be afraid of becoming Ender Dash again after her Heel–Face Turn, even though she implies she still can.
  • Dynamic Entry: She apparently pulls her Big Damn Heroes moment by performing a Sonic Rainboom on Odyne!Cruelty, saving the others from her Ultimate Stare (we don't know, since we were seeing somewhat from Applejack's POV at the time and she couldn't see at the time).
    • Her second one has her enter Sonic Rainboom through several walls and into Odyne!Cruelty.
  • 11th-Hour Ranger: Returns to the fight in time with the fight with Odyne!Cruelty. And then again later against Paradox.
  • Evil Me Scares Me: Mentions that she was scared of the pony she became as Ender Dash and is hesitant to use that form again, even though she's still capable of it out of fear she'll hurt or kill someone. She overcomes this in time for the fight with the Nightmares.
  • Fallen Hero: She's finally risen back up though.
  • Flash Step: Is capable of doing this as Ender Dash.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Finally does it in Duel Of Tears, but takes a bit more effort than Rarity to make it work, the Memory Spell actually not completely doing it.
  • He's Back!: When she finally wakes up from her healing coma and heads to the castle to help the others. She gets a more proper moment by saving them from Cruelty's Ultimate Stare then helping defeat her.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: Reveals during the Duel of Tears that she's been holding back a lot of her power for the last thousand years.
  • I Hate Past Me: Gets into an argument with Nightmare Manacle, only to realize Manacle is basically her past self and the insults apply to her.
  • Last of Her Kind: She and Derpy are the last of the Pegasi, as the rest crossbred with the Griffins to the point they became one race, the Hippogriffs. Whether or not Fluttercruel actually counts is iffy, since Fluttershy is long dead and Fluttercruel is half Draconequus. And considering Fluttercruel's pegasus body was killed by Rarity, it doesn't really matter anyway.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Due to being in a spiritual healing coma since the fight with her, she has no idea what happened in the multiple Wham Episodes since then and has to be given a condensed version during the fight with Odyne!Cruelty. She gets the extended version afterwards.
  • Mutually Exclusive Magic: According to Word of God, she's unique in having the counterpoint Elements of Harmony and Chaos at the same time, something that most ponies wouldn't be capable of.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Has such a reaction upon realizing that Discord was lying about destroying Sky Ocean and Cloudsdale, meaning she wasn't actually saving them doing what Discord told her to do. Applejack quickly points out it's not her fault; Discord just tricked her like everypony else.
  • "No More Holding Back" Speech: An after the action example a good bit after the actual realization and also explaining why she felt she needed to rip her heart out and show it to Rarity to snap her out of her flawed mindset, but still counts and shows she's done tearing herself up over the choices she's made.
    Rainbow Dash: Yeah, I'm glad you didn't kill me, I'm glad until I got my head on straight you had me tied to a bed and set that mare to keep an eye on me so I couldn't try to rip my own Element to pull the plug. But I'm tired of 'what ifs', what if I'd chosen to turn right around and Sonic Rainboomed Discord into the ground a thousand years ago? Maybe it'd have killed him, maybe I'd have shattered every bone in my body and not left a scratch on him. It doesn't MATTER. I've spent the last THOUSAND YEARS obsessing myself with 'what if'. What if I'd made the other choice? What if I'd not turned down Grogar's offer to take out Discord? What if, what if, what if. Buck 'what if'! I didn't rip my heart out and show it to you so you'd be thinking about what ifs.
    • Gets another one when she overcomes her fear of her Ender Dash form and use every ounce of her power to save her friends.
    Rainbow Dash: No, I'm not going to give up! I can't...Pinkie, Fluttershy...Scootaloo...Derpy's filly…I can't...I can't lose anypony else! "I'm not letting Twilight and the others alone…nothing's stopping me! Not bucking physics, not some 'Alicorn Witch'...and not me..." I said, thinking of why I was so scared of using every ounce of my power. I didn't want to hurt anyone, didn't want to KILL someone...But if I didn't, my friends were going to DIE. And I was MORE afraid of that! I let the Princesses go and got some distance, letting the power explode. I erupted in red energy and rainbow lightning. I was Ender Dash...and I felt different than before...I didn't feel crazy or bloodthirsty...I just Free to use this power for whatever I needed to. "Grab on! We're going to give this story a happy ending if it kills us!"
  • Out, Damned Spot!: Said by Twilight to scrub herself so hard after every mission that she tears off her skin. But after her Heel–Face Turn, she mentions that she no longer feels this way and how good that feels.
  • Oxymoronic Being: Reignites her Element of Loyalty while purifying her Element of Free Will, making her have both Elements in her heart at the same time.
  • People Puppets:
    • Shows this ability during the Duel of Tears, using it to keep the other Elements from interfering in the fight. Though Derpy's, Apple Pie's, and (to an extent) Applejack's Elements can counter it.
    • All in all, a weaker version of Nightmare Manacle's, capable of preventing someone from doing what they want to do, but not capable of making them do just anything. Compare handcuffs/hoofcuffs to puppet strings.
  • Pet the Dog: Even as nasty as she was at her worst, she still offered to kill Twilight painlessly when she believed she had no other choice.
    Rainbow/Traitor Dash: Just hold still, Twilight, I promise I'll be as quick and painless as I can.
  • Put on a Bus: This happens TWICE to her. Once after her battle with the elements, and once when she's assigned to take Celestia and Luna to safety. However, both return later to aid in the Final Battle.
  • Sadistic Choice: Is offered this by Discord, kill the pony that means the most to her and he restores everything to normal. She can't do it.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: Figured out how to do with with lightning to use it in a variety of creative ways.
  • Shock and Awe: Seems to prefer red lightning in her attacks. It becomes rainbow colored after she's redeemed.
  • Snipe Hunt: The results of each heart-rending task she has performed are, on a whole, inconsequential to Discord. He only assigns them for his own amusement, to see her squirm at performing an abhorrent task while seeing how ridiculous and fictional he can make the consequences of failure. By the time the story arc begins, he's become bored at how unbelievably compliant she is.
    • Worse? He was lying about destroying Cloudsdale and Sky Ocean, meaning she literally had no reason to do what he said to begin with.
  • Signature Move: She's mastered the Sonic Rainboom, but while corrupted called it a sonic Darkboom instead before returning to its proper name upon redemption. When in she turns into Ender Dash, she calls the upgraded version Sonic Endboom
  • Super Empowering: Gives Rarity her Element of Free Will. Due to doing so by her own choice, she's able to split it in two and each take a copy.
  • Super Mode: After her Heel–Face Turn, though it takes her awhile to figure it out. She still calls herself Ender Dash, but has a different ending in mind this time. While not as useful against Nightmare Paradox, it makes her powerful enough to shatter Paradox's armor and injure her badly enough to force her to use her Time Master powers for the first time, as well as enable her to go fast enough to exit the atmosphere.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Seems to think Ender Dash is this after being purified, since while using it before she became Drunk on the Dark Side. Whether or not she's right has yet to be seen. It's not, and she uses it against Paradox's Nightmare Manacle, who seems to be the Superpowered Evil Side of Traitor Dash.
  • Take a Third Option: When Rarity asks Rainbow one last time to give her her Element of Chaos, Rainbow just rips her out and, after getting Rarity to realize how her mindset was flawed, breaks it in two and gives her half. But no worries, both halves reform into a single Element each.
    Rainbow Dash: Why is it when someone gives you a real choice, they still make you feel like only ONE choice is real. Total horseapples. Sorry, Rarity, but I'm done taking either/or options.
  • Token Good Teammate: Much like Liarjack, she's pretty much forced by Discord to do his bidding, and is explicitly shown to deeply regret what she does and hates herself for it.
  • Turns Red: When she starts using her full power during the Duel of Tears, she starts calling herself Ender Dash, as she's "going to be the ender of this pukestain world".
  • Villainous Breakdown: Loses it at several points during the fight, though Twilight invoke this to get the advantage. The mysterious voice also helps this along, with none being the wiser.
  • Villainous BSoD: After being defeated she has a breakdown over her loss. Then after doing her Heel–Face Turn and being hit with the Memory Spell, clearing Discord's taint from her mind, she starts having a different breakdown.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Views herself as such, especially during the Duel of Tears, as she figures everything she does is preventing something worse from happening. She eventually sees she was wrong.
  • When She Smiles: Non romantic version. When she gives a genuine smile after her Heel–Face Turn, Apple Pie says she has a great smile.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Given the never ending Hell Discord put her through for the last thousand years, it's hard to blame her for being so desperate to turn the world back to how it was before. She's talked down, but still.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: Reignites her Element of Loyalty and retains Free Will, being the only one to have two OPPOSITE Elements.


Rarity (Dark World)/Rarigreed/Greedity/Lady Desire/ Liberalis Hera Sif Elpis Nuptias Equestria

Voiced by Robotbutterfly

  • All Your Powers Combined: By the time they confront Discord the final time, she's absorbed all of the Elements of Chaos into herself, having stolen Cruelty, taken Anger and Magic after their original holders no longer need them, and been given a copy Free Will and Deceit.
  • Amazonian Beauty: Rarity became this after a thousand years of lugging Tom around. Twilight points out that she still looks as lovely and graceful as ever, but she's very strong.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Implied when Rancor mentions knowing her true name out of all the names she's used. Eventually confirmed when Twilight/Amicitia helps her ascend to Alicornhood — she's the Concept of the Mortal World.
  • Anti-Hero: Type II or III. She's undoubtedly a good guy, but she's pragmatic and willing to perform a Mercy Kill on the still corrupted members of the Mane 6 if she has to. That and she's still greedy, and outright admits to being so.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Gives a simple one to Rainbow Dash while she's in her Heroic BSoD following being purified of Discord's taint, which makes her finally realize she now has a choice of her own to make.
    Rarity: Dash... we all have a choice... Ours is to save the world... I've chosen to want you back as my friend... But what do YOU want to do?
  • Battle Couple: With Spike, though it isn't until the second fight with Rancor that they get to fight as a unit.
  • Berserk Button: Do not call her "gems" rocks. This is so pronounced it caused her Element of Chaos to bring Tom to life when that belief was heavily challenged. She loses this when she makes a Heel–Face Turn, since Discord's spell making her see them as gems was broken as well.
    • Hurting Fluttershy. Fluttercruel admitting to have tortured Fluttershy made Rarity go into Tranquil Fury and try to kill her. It helped that Fluttercruel also revealed Fluttershy isn't there anymore.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Like Twilight and Applejack, she still keeps her Element of Greed, but has it purified into the Element of Desire.
    • On the other hand, it did nearly make her kill Dash and take her Element of Treachery after the Duel of Tears before Twilight talked her down.
  • The Dark Side Will Make You Forget: Either due solely to Discord's magic or simply being lost in her fantasy world for so long, she'd forgotten her former life to the point she didn't even recognize Sweetie Belle anymore. She's clearly distressed when she gets those memories back and realizes she let herself forget them.
  • Deity of Human Origin: Twilight/Amicitia helps her become an Alicorn (seemingly by overloading the Elements of Chaos in her), allowing her to become Liberalis, the Concept of the Mortal World.
  • Dimension Lord: After Twilight merges with Nightmare Paradox and becomes Amicitia, she gives Rarity a Secret Test of Character. When she passes, Twilight/Amicitia abdicates Paradox's de facto position as ruler of the Dark World universe to her, helping her ascend in order to fill it properly.
  • Discard and Draw: Like Applejack, she trades her Element of Generosity for another one, the Element of Honesty.
    • She also lost her 'army', due to her fantasy being shattered, but the ability to sense what others desire and sense what truths have their advantages, as seen with dealing with Rainbow Dash after she was purified.
  • Genius Loci: After becoming Queen Libra, she's literally the Mortal World. This is expanded in Loose Canon where Queen Libra subconsciously senses the Crystal Empire returning.
  • Fallen Hero: She worked for Discord until her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Happily Married: To Spike in Dark World's epilogue.
  • Hates Baths: Is very resistant when Twilight and the gang decide to give themselves a bath. Hilarity Ensues. Though once she's actually had it she's rather grateful once she realizes how filthy she was.
  • Healing Hands: Her Element of Desire, allows her to take injuries inflicted on others onto herself. And considering she's able to regenerate, this is useful ability.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Being a Living Lie Detector and having the ability to sense desires turn out to be pretty badass powers, particularly with how she uses them.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Twilight manages to use the Memory Spell on her and remind her of the one thing that meant the most to her, Sweetie Belle.
  • Hot Skitty-on-Wailord Action: Discussed in Loose Canon pertaining to her and Spike. Particularly since it's implied she's pregnant at the end of Spike's Dark World Drabble chapter. When questioned, Spike's response is 'Being married to an Alicorn has...certain advantages.'
  • I Have Many Names: Unlike the others, who have a Meaningful Rename, she not only takes back her Rarity name, but keeps Rarigreed and acquires Lady Desire and doesn't seem to care which she's called, as all are hers. She is Desire after all. And then she adds Liberalis Hera Sif Elpis Nuptias Equestria (Queen Libra for short) when she becomes an Alicorn.
  • Impossible Thief: Started to steal things from Discord.
  • In-Series Nickname: 'Lady Desire' by the Diamond Dogs. She's not opposed to it.
  • It's All About Me: Even after her Heel–Face Turn, she keeps this to some degree, but genuinely cares about her friends again... and is no longer insane. She seems to have lost this entirely after ascending, putting the mortal ponies needs before her own desires. Justified, as Concepts undergo alterations and lose some traits upon ascending to better fit their role.
  • Lady of War
  • Large Ham: She wouldn't be Rarity if she wasn't.
  • Last of Her Kind: She along with Twilight and Dinky are the last unicorns, as all the species gradually bred together with the zebras to the point the Virgacorn race replaced it. It's iffy whether or not Sparkler counts, since she was possessed by Fluttercruel...and then died.
  • Living Lie Detector: Seems to have gained the ability to detect lies thanks to the Element of Honesty.
  • Marionette Master: Is capable of controlling puppets created from her rock collection, whom she views as her 'children'. She loses this after being freed, or seems to.
  • Mind Hive: Turns out that at least some of the puppets created from her rock collection were real ponies, souls who willingly came into her 'party' by her invitation via the Element of Greed/Desire, though she implies back then she made them follow her script (meaning they were as lost in her fantasy as she was), now she merely lets them join her to help them fulfill their Unfinished Business. Her original group left when she was free, however, and she's slowly being recruiting a new one.
  • Mind over Matter: Her telekinesis is extremely strong. This is vital during the fight with Paradox, as it enables her and Twilight to counter Paradox's telekinesis to prevent her from directly effecting the group with it.
  • Me's a Crowd: Due to having multiple Elements of Chaos, she's capable of doing this, but she really hates doing it because its apparently extremely unpleasant. She's capable of using Avatars upon ascending and becoming an Alicorn, and seems quite good at it.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: While she doesn't outright say it, it's clear she's genuinely guilty she threw away her most valuable possession (her friends and loved ones) for objects that had no real value.
  • Nerves of Steel: Like her in show counterpart, she manages to keep a cool head under pressure and doesn't panic easily, at least post Heel–Face Turn. This saves her life fighting Fluttercruel, since it lets her remain calm enough to realize she can use the fragment of Tom to save herself.
  • "No More Holding Back" Speech: Like Twilight and Applejack, gives one after her Heel–Face Turn, stating how she understands she'd been stagnate for the past thousand years and thrown away the things she loved the most.
    "I am ugly. Inside and out. I'm a horrid creature. I won't hide from that any more! Desire has its own beauty, desire fuels progress. Without it, nothing can move forwards because nothing wants to move forwards. My desire for Tom to be real created something beautiful because I nurtured that desire for so very long! But I have been ugly. Divorced from reality for a thousand years. I've grown so strong, in some respects…but so much else about who I am has…stagnated. No longer. Desire is supposed to be honest. Desire is supposed to be straightforward, desire in its pure form doesn't hide its intent. I'm done hiding from truth. I'm still…desirous. I still want it all. And SINCE I want it all, then I'll ACCEPT it all, beauty and ugliness, in equal measure."
  • Not So Different: Realizes she was this to Angry Pie, as both were trapped so deeply by Discord's taint they forgot about the ones they cared for most. It's for this reason she refuses to try and take revenge on her for Twilight's apparent death, Rarity tried to do the exact same thing.
  • Official Couple: After the Valeyard's defeat, she finally returns Spike's affections. She's also not too appreciative of Rancor's crush on Spike. Word of God states that one of the good things about Discord's reign is it allowed Spike to reach adulthood in Rarity's lifetime.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: Killing Fluttercruel. Or trying to, as it turns out.
  • Phlebotinum Rebel: Like Twilight and AJ, she can still use the Element of Chaos Discord gave her after her Heel–Face Turn. Only the purified version is known as the Element of Desire.
  • Physical God: After becoming Libra.
  • The Pig-Pen: Centuries of wallowing in dirt and rocks, thinking them to be jewels, leaves her like this until her post-Heel–Face Turn bath. The bathwater turned to mud so as a result she was quite filthy.
  • Power Copying: Gains this after taking Twilight's original Element of Magic from Angry Pie.
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: To Fluttercruel, before their climactic showdown:
    "The only pony who can save you is Fluttershy...and since I can't bring her here, I'm going to send you straight to her."
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Said right before ripping out Fluttercruel's Element. Though her victim turns out to still be alive later on:
  • Precision F-Strike: She's still a refined person in her speech and rarely if ever cusses. So when she calls does it to Fluttercruel after she reveals she'd done something to Fluttershy (which turns out to be 'torture her until Cadence saved her'), it really shows just how big of a Berserk Button Cruel just pushed.
  • Power Parasite: It's revealed the Element of Desire has the ability to let her absorb other Elements of Chaos into herself and gain their powers.
  • Reality Warper: Being the Mortal World, she's capable of altering it easily, but also has the restraint not to abuse it like Discord did, and feeling she's the Mortal World the ponies needs, not the one she wants.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives a brief one to Fluttercruel during their fight in response to the latter's attempted Not So Different.
    Rarity: No, I don't 'get it' you sad filly. You kill for thrills. I'd do nothing if you just stopped. I'm nothing like you. And that hurts, doesn't it? To know just how alone you really are.
  • Sealed Inside a Person-Shaped Can: Tries at one point to turn herself into a can for Odyne!Cruelty, but Cruelty fends her off.
  • Secret Test of Character: Twilight/Amicitia goes on about how she has responsibilities to all living things now, not just those on Equestria in Dark World. Rarity chastises her for thinking of just leaving behind all the beings there, which was part one of the test. For the second, Twilight links Rarity to all living things and declares her Dimension Lord, fulfilling her desire for everything. When Rarity admits that it's not worth having, this begins the Alicornification process, turning her into Liberalis.
  • Serious Business: She does not tolerate talking while watching theatre.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!:
    • Responds to Fluttercruel's attempt at a Not So Different by pointing out exactly why Fluttercruel is different than she is.
    • Gives Fluttercruel another one when they each summon small armies to aid them. Fluttercruel uses disposable Mooks. Rarity asks for help from the souls of Fluttercruel's victims and gives them stone bodies to use, and points out how they're different.
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation: Obtained by absorbing Fluttercruel's Element of Cruelty. Notably she seems to be somewhat less limited than Fluttercruel was, being able to transform her blood into more than just metal and even turning the blood Rancor got on her claws by stabbing her into metal to send her crashing to the ground, both things Fluttercruel never did. Whether Fluttercruel couldn't or simply didn't know how isn't known.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: Comes to realize that Fluttercruel is really just a "Spoiled brat who no one ever bothered to teach the difference between a handgun and a hug to", and that she really did love her "mother" Fluttershy, in her own disturbing way, even admiting that the only reason she is going to kill her is because there is no one alive who can redeem her.
  • Taking the Bullet: When the Valeyard tries to blow up all the Elements of Harmony with bombs he planted in their bodies via time travel, Rarity absorbs them into her body and surrounds her body in rock, ensuring she's the only one harmed when they go off. She manages to protect her Element of Desire with another shell of rock, allowing it to regenerate her entire body, though it still put her in the dangerous position of having said Element exposed.
  • Tarot Motifs: The Queen of Coins.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Keeps a piece of Tom embedded in her neck. It ends up saving her from Fluttercruel's Stare.
  • Tranquil Fury: When Fluttercruel reveals Fluttershy was rescued from inside her by Cadence and that Fluttercruel tortured Fluttershy until she did, Rarity goes into this
  • Truly Single Parent: Her desire for Tom to be real became so strong it caused her Element of Desire to bring him to life. While she still saw him as her husband while corrupted, after being purified she considers him her son.
  • Warrior Therapist: Post Heel–Face Turn, she seems to be becoming this, since her Elements give her the ability to sense other's desires as well as tell if they're lying or want to tell the truth (probably a combination of both). See her speech to Rainbow Dash for an excellent example.
  • World-Healing Wave: Her transformation into Queen Libra sets one off, as in the process she becomes the Concept of the Mortal World and thus its Dimension Lord.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: Gains an Element of Harmony in addition to keeping her Element of Chaos.
    • And then she absorbs all of the Elements of Chaos, including the opposing Honesty and Deceit.
  • You Monster!: Her reaction to realizing Discord basically mentally raped Fluttershy to create Fluttercruel and Fluttercruel had been torturing Fluttershy until Cadence saved her.


Fluttercruel (Dark World)/Cruelty/Odyne Tulasi Typhon/Stitches Work

Voiced by Mewsel

  • Alas, Poor Villain: During the latter half of the Dark World Arc, we find out she's no so much evil as insane and raised wrong. After her father is mortally wounded by Rancor, she is driven insane with grief and confusion over her aunt betraying her father. To make matters, when she did a Body Surf into Sparkler, Sparkler's memories removed the Discording that had been present her entire life, causing her to be able to start realizing her actions are wrong. By the end of the final battle, she's no long an Ax-Crazy Psychopathic Manchild, but a broken wreck of a child who's only trying to save her father's life even though she's realized how evil her actions were. Her last moments in the mortal plain consist of trying to understand why her mother is helping the heroes defeat her. Thankfully, Fluttershy takes her spirit in the afterlife to try and help reform her.
  • And I Must Scream: If Stitches' story of her is to be believed, she inflicted this on many of her victims by drawing out her murders. As it turns out, Stitches was actually her inserted into the past as an Ironic Hell, meaning she inflicted this on herself.
  • Another Man's Terror: Her ultimate punishment is being inserted into the past as one of her own victims, forced to be subjected to the horrors of her own games.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Becomes the Concept of Cruelty when she becomes Odyne, although given the emotions that surfaced in her going One-Winged Angel, she can more accurately be described as Tribalism/Nepotism.
  • The Artifact: Her original middle Draconequus name, Delilah, was stated by Word of God to have been chosen at an earlier time when her motivations and character were different than she ultimately ended up being. Thus why it was changed to Tulasi, a Hindu Goddess of Loyalty.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: During "Ruined Pearl Necklace" and "Crushed Pearls", she completely abandons all sense of strategy and brutalizes the New Elements of Harmony with every bladed weapon, animate construct, battlefield advantage, and whatever else she can spontaneously create with her newly-gained Draconequus chaos magic, trying to brute force a win so she can rip out their Elements and use them to heal the mortally wounded Discord.
  • Avenging the Villain: Part of her motive for becoming the Dragon Ascendant is to avenge her father being impaled. Unfortunately, in her insanity she blames the mane cast for it.
  • Ax-Crazy: She's so Ax-Crazy even Discord is trying to curb her violent tendencies (though he seems to have more Pragmatic Villainy reasons for doing so than finding it disturbing).
  • Blood Knight: Discord actually refers to her as such.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: As a result of being born Discorded and then raised by Discord to be a sadistic killer, her way of seeing the world is...warped. She enjoys torturing and killing ponies for fun, and believes that everypony else only exists to be toys for her and Discord to "play with". She can't tell that the other Discorded Six don't enjoy being Forced into Evil by Discord, and thinks they like killing as much as she does, even trying to get Traitor Dash to enjoy being evil, as well as trying to strike up a Villainous Friendship with Angry Pie. Most disturbingly, torturing ponies is her special talent and what makes her happy, so when she tortures her mother, Fluttershy, she genuinely believes she is showing her how much she loves her.
    Benevolent Interloper: And if it had been you instead of Destruction? Would you have just let Discord eat you to save his own life?
    Fluttercruel: ...Yes. I would. Because...because that's doesn' wouldn' loves, family doesn't hurt...
    Benevolent Interloper: You hurt Fluttershy.
    Fluttercruel: It's love when I do it! Why does no one understand that?! Like if I was good at arranging flowers or bowling...I would've just arranged flowers for Mom or gone bowling with her! And it wouldn't have even had some kind of psychotic, homicidal twist to it, either! Honest!
  • Body Surf: After Fluttershy's body is killed, Cruel escapes death by hopping into Sparkler's body.
  • Child Soldier: Fluttercruel might be a thousand years old, but she hasn't grown or matured at all, compared to the Reharmonized timeline where she is wise-beyond her years in spades.
  • Climax Boss: Her second defeat marks the end of the Off The Rails Arc.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: Has neither Fluttershy's connection to nature nor her Alicorn abilities
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Loves to do this to others.
  • Creepy Souvenir: She stores the bones and skins of her victims in her playroom after she kills them. When she captured Stitches, she showed her the skeletons of her dead family members and sadistically forced her to kiss the skull of her baby sister.
  • Cruella to Animals: Traitor Dash says that Fluttercruel likes to "maul kittens".
  • Daddy's Little Villain: Has this relationship with Discord, surprisingly enough. This goes so far as being willing to invoke Devour the Dragon in an attempt to save his life.
  • Dark Action Girl: Notably the only one of the Chaos Six to have always been one rather than being brainwashed.
  • Death Glare: Inherited the Stare from Fluttershy. After becoming Odyne, she combines this with her new Reality Warper powers to make an "Ultra-Stare" that can look at you from anywhere.
  • The Dragon: Considering Twilight Tragedy has been redeemed, it looks like Fluttercruel is being set up as this for Discord.
  • Dragon Ascendant: After Discord is mortally wounded by Rancor, he gives her his remaining power alongside the power he consumed from Havoc's Avatar, allowing her to transform into a Draconequus.
  • Electra Complex: Dark World Fluttercruel has been confirmed by Word of God to have an Electra Complex, as hinted by the earlier chapters/ Much like Terra's crush on Slade, it was completely one-sided.
  • Escaped from Hell: After her death, a Thestral tried to escort her to Pony Hell. She responded by feeding it its own wings and finding a new body to inhabit.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Despite torturing her "mother", Fluttershy, Fluttercruel says (and is confirmed by Rarity to genuinely believe) that that is her way of showing her how much she loves her.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Genuinely cares for Discord as her father.
    • And it seems she genuinely wanted to be friends with Angry Pie.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: In her own twisted way, she believes in loyalty to family. Which is why Rancor's betrayal of Discord triggers a Villainous Breakdown; she can't comprehend family doing that to each other.
  • Eye Scream: Fluttercruel has trapped Rarity with The Stare and is within inches of killing her...until Tom shoots through her eye.
  • Expy: To Bad Girl from No More Heroes. Both are Cute and Psycho Serial Killers who enjoy slaughtering for the fun of it and are considered incredibly proficient assassins. They also have moments where they call out the heroes for trying to impose their moral superiority on others, and both are Daddy's Girls as well as Daddy's Little Villains. The "background music" for Fluttercruel's duel with Rarity is Bad Girl's leitmotif, Pleather for Breakfast.
  • Fallen Hero: Subverted. Unlike the others, this version of her was never really a hero to begin with.
  • Final Boss: Subverted. Following her transformation into Odyne, she seems to have been set up as this for Dark World, but she's defeated within a chapter, still leaving Discord and the Nameless Passenger.
  • Foil: She shows how much a monster the main universe's Fluttercruel isn't.
    • Ironically, she's also this in another way; that she genuinely loves her father and openly wants to be closer to him while the main Fluttercruel hates Discord and wants nothing to do with him, and took more time to warm up to her mother as well.
    • To Discord, being cruel and murderous where Discord isn't.
    • Word of God has it she's meant to show what Fluttercruel would've become if raised by Discord instead of Fluttershy.
  • For the Evulz: Kills mares, colts, and fillies, all just for fun.
  • Freudian Excuse: Like her main timeline counterpart, she was made by Discord to be cruel, this one simply didn't have Fluttershy to teach her to be a better pony. Instead, she was raised by Discord as one of his Co-Dragons and more or less became a Royal Brat who was never taught to see that her psychotic impulses were wrong.
    • "Broken Pearl Necklace" reveals she was basically born Discorded.
  • Genuine Human Hide: Has the same fashion sense as Cupcakes!Pinkie Pie. She shows up to the fight with the group wearing an outfit similar to hers, specifically wearing bits of Magica and Poison Apple just to upset Apple Pie.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: Of a sort. After Rarity seemingly kills Fluttercruel, she hopes that Fluttershy will be able to save her from Pony Hell, teach her right from wrong, and finally redeem her. Unfortunately, it turns out that she didn't actually die, in fact, she can never die. Once their body is destroyed, a member of Discord's family (like her) simply takes over another person's body, and that's exactly what she does to Sparkler.
    • A second occurrence happens almost immediately after. Apparently, after having her body destroyed, something happened to her to make her start questioning her deluded worldview (in which she is not doing anything wrong and it is okay for her to kill). Before she can fully question it though, she goes insane after Rancor betrays and hurts Discord. She becomes so frustrated by this that she blames the heroes for it (even though they had nothing to do with it and actually seem to feel sorry for her), and threatens to destroy everything in existence.
    • Turns out she basically did this to herself when possessing Sparkler caused her to see all of Sparkler's memories, which nearly redeemed her, but was stopped by her Undying Loyalty to her father.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After her final death, Fluttershy retrieves her spirit from the Draconequi in hopes of invoking this. As of 'Fluttercruel's Punishment', it's complete.
  • Heel Realization: Has one during the final fight with her when, due to the Discording she was born with being removed, she can finally remember what her mother was trying to tell her in full. She does not take it well. The only thing that keeps her fighting the heroes is her Undying Loyalty to her father. Thankfully, after death it looks like she'll have a chance to straighten things out with Fluttershy's help.
    Cruelty: ...Mother, I'm sorry. I didn't hear you before. I'm sorry. I was wrong. I... maybe I was always wrong.
  • Hidden Depths: Lets just say there's a lot more to her than what's on the surface.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: Consuming Cadence's remains after her death is one of the ways Cadence infiltrated her soul and saved Fluttershy's spirit.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Not only does she have the main Fluttercruel's taste for animal meat, she's not above eating ponies too. As proven when she feasts on what's left of Queen Cadence.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: As revealed in Part 20, her most dangerous weapon is the same as her mother's: The Stare. Discord told her to save it as a last resort.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Subverted; according to Discord, several ponies tried to reach Fluttershy, only to be brutally murdered by Fluttercruel.
  • Ironic Hell: As punishment for her crimes, she's inserted into the past as an Earth Pony named Stitches to live out a life as one of her own victims. It actually completes her Heel Realization by showing her what she looked like through the eyes of her victims.
  • It Runs in the Family: Twilight notices how similar she is to her father. Both Fluttercruel and Discord have very similar body language, similar eyes and the tendency to cannibalism.
  • Killed Off for Real: Subverted, and then after a second grueling battle, finally played straight.
  • The Killer Becomes the Killed: Due to her father ruling the world, she got away with being a Serial Killer for a thousand years before Rarity finally kills her... with the help of the souls of Cruel's deceased victims.
    • Though it later turns out only her body died — her spirit escaped death by possessing Sparkler's body.
  • Mecha-Mooks: Crosses over a bit with Zombie Mooks when we learn Fluttercruel can summon these by the simple expedient of slitting her throat after ripping her own tail out. And they're armed with the weapons used by those alien invaders. Meaning that Fluttercruel has pony Necrons fighting for her!
  • Meaningful Rename: After becoming a Draconequus, she renames herself Odyne Tulasi Typhon, Odyne being the Greek Goddess of Pain and Tulasi being a Hindu Goddess of Loyalty who became a goddess due to her refusal to live without her deceased love, much like Fluttercruel becomes a Draconequus out of refusal to live without her father. The latter counts on a meta level, as her middle name was originally listed as Delilah, which was The Artifact.
  • Misplaced Retribution: In her insanity, she blames the mane cast for Rancor mortally wounding Discord.
  • Mommy Issues: The mommy in question is Fluttershy, whom she regularly tortures. She also have parental issues with Discord when he won't let her do what she wants.
  • Moral Myopia: Sees nothing wrong with her own mass murder or dirty tricks, but throws a temper tantrum when Rarity takes out her eyes with Tom's gem shard and prepares to finish her off, accusing her of cheating.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Her reaction to finally being able to hear what Fluttershy was trying to tell her during her torture sessions due to her Discording being removed. The only reason she keeps fighting after that is Undying Loyalty to her father.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: Once she sees Discord mortally wounded right in front of her, playtime is over. She stops wasting time with Evil Gloating and sadistic mind games—ripping out the Elements of Chaos and using them to heal her father becomes her only goal, and she's not going to stop fighting until either she or her enemies are dead.
  • Noodle Incident: According to Justitia and Judicium, in some previous timeline loops, she became an Element of Kindness without having her Discording removed. How this was accomplished is not known.
  • Not Brainwashed: Inverted then played straight. It's revealed in "Broken Pearl Necklace" that Fluttercruel was basically born Discorded, something no pony, not even her father (if his words are to be believed) knew. However, possessing Sparkler caused her to basically memory spell herself, unDiscording her, but her Undying Loyalty to him kept her from making a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Not So Different: Tries this on Rarity when she says she has no problems killing her now that Fluttershy is out of harms way, saying she finally 'gets it'. Given who Rarity is, it doesn't work.
  • Not Quite Dead: Since she's part draconequus, she's subject to the same rules, meaning the death at anyone's hands other than her own just means her body dies, while her spirit finds a new one to inhabit.
  • Obliviously Evil: In "Angry Cruel Love", Fluttercruel tells Rarigreed that, for her, torturing other ponies shows her how much she loves her father (in addition to being fun for her). And she loved no one more than her mother Fluttershy. So because she has fun torturing ponies, torturing her mother is 'sharing' the fun with her and therefore shows Fluttershy she loves her. Rarity quickly realizes instead of a psychotic monster, she's basically dealing with a spoiled brat no one ever bothered to tell the difference between a handgun and a hug too. Doesn't change the fact she's a sadistic Serial Killer or convince Rarity not to kill her (though she does so knowing no one alive could get it through her head its wrong though.
    • She also hints that she believes that killing other ponies is the only way for her to be true to her cutie mark, and therefore is okay for her to do. Fluttercruel also seems to think of herself as a force of nature, since death is all just a natural part of life, and she believes herself to just be "speeding things along".
      • After having her body destroyed, something happens to her to make her start questioning her logic. During her next fight against the heroes (after she takes over Sparkler's body), she stops to wonder if she is wrong. Before Fluttercruel can decide for herself though, Rancor betrays Discord. This distracts Fluttercruel from her thinking, and makes her forget about it.
  • Oh, My Gods!: At one point uses "My Grandfather" (Havoc) as a curse.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: After becoming a full Draconequs, she says she'll destroy everything if that's what it takes to keep Discord safe and prove her love for him.
  • One-Winged Angel: After her Villainous Breakdown, she summons and absorbs the Shadows of Existence, transforming into a full Draconequus — Odyne Tulasi Typhon, Concept of Cruelty.]]
  • Personality Powers: The Psychopathic Manchild and Blood Knight has the power to generate deadly weapons from her own body.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Before the final battle, she gives Apple Pie a chance to leave the fighting and go home. Not out of kindness, but because Fluttercruel doesn't have time or energy to waste trying to kill somepony who doesn't have an Element of Chaos, which she needs to heal Discord.
  • Psycho for Hire: Pretty much does Discord's bidding because she wants to and loves killing.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Most certainly a psycho, but when she doesn't get what she wants, she normally reacts with a child-like tantrum…only with weapons. As she continues to breakdown throughout the latter half of the Dark World, both the Ax-Crazy and Manchild traits get worse.
  • Put Them All Out of My Misery: Discord being mortally wounded by Rancor, and the resulting confusion over the fact this was committed by her own family, results in her transforming into a true Draconequus and declaring she'll kill everything if it will save her father's life.
  • Raise Him Right This Time: By the end of the battle with her, her spiritual form is revealed to be that of a foal and due to Sanity Slippage, she seems to have mentally regressed to one as well (if she'd ever advanced from there to begin with). Fluttershy takes her from the Draconequi after her defeat with intention to perform this trope.
  • Reality Warper: Becomes one after being given Discord's remaining power.
  • Royal Brat: Is Discord's daughter and more or less was spoiled rotten by him (to the point Discord's one law was made to make her happy). Even being one of his Co-Dragons is more a pleasure to her than anything, as she enjoys it. Rarity even calls her "a spoiled brat who nobody bothered to teach the difference between a hug and a handgun".
  • Royally Screwed Up: Is Discord's daughter, and thus technically his heir. Both her and her father are utter lunatics and it's quite possible Fluttercruel's rule would have been worse than Discord's given she's even more Ax-Crazy than her father.
  • Sanity Slippage: Throughout "Off The Rails". While she wasn't sane to begin with, something happened between her death and resurrection that made her begin questioning her beliefs. This combined with seeing her own aunt Rancor betray and mortally wound Discord, her father, causes her to have a mental and emotional breakdown, deciding that she'll kill everything if it will keep her father alive.
  • Serial Killer: Frequently captures ponies to whom she ultimately tortures to death and actually enjoys killing things.
  • Shut Up, Kirk!: Replies to Rarity's "The Reason You Suck" Speech by saying she's got her father and smashing her through a wall. Rather she really shrugged it off or not isn't clear.
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation: Has the power to turn parts of her body into weapons, including her bones, feathers, and apparently hair and blood (Discord stops her from using it). It's evidently a power inherent to her Element of Chaos.
  • Storm of Blades: Is capable of doing this with her Spontaneous Weapon Creation power.
  • Terms of Endangerment: Calls the redeemed Chaos Six her "aunties". Including Spike.
  • That Man Is Dead: Says this about Fluttershy. Though to be fair, if she's like the other Fluttercruel, she really isn't Fluttershy (though it's implied Fluttershy is a prisoner in her own body). [[spoiler: It turns out, this was true, until Cadence's spirit separated Fluttershy's essence from 'Cruel's and took her away.
  • Total Party Kill: Subverted. She TRIES to do this several times during her fight with the mane six. But considering they'd been gearing up to fight a Draconequus, they're able to counter.
  • Torture Cellar: Her 'playroom'. The inside of her mind is another one for Fluttershy. Or was, until Cadence's spirit saved her.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Is as strong as Discord after going One-Winged Angel, but it's clear she's incapable of using it with the skill of her father.
  • Villain Has a Point: When she tries to Breaking Lecture the Elements of Harmony by pointing out their hypocrisy (specifically Twilight, Rarity, and Spike) — willing to kill her for the same things they forgave Traitor Dash and Angry Pie for — Rarity and Twilight agree with her, accepting they're flawed ponies and they're alright with that.
  • Villain Override: Along with Angry Pie, she takes (literal) remote control of the zombie army the Elements of Harmony confront on the way to Discord's castle.
  • Villain Song: Sings a version of "Joker's Song" called "Disharmonious Duet" with her father in 'Off Da Rails' Part 1 about how the only ones who understand their sadistic fun are each other.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When Rarity turns the tables on her by shooting 'Tom' through her eye and subsequently manages to trick and (temporarily) kill her, Fluttercruel basically throws a temper tantrum, screaming how Rarity 'cheated' and calling her every profanity she could muster.
    • She has a worse one after Rancor betrays Discord. She can't comprehend the betrayal and blames it on the Elements of Harmony; when they try and talk her down, while also pointing out the fallacies in her life philosophy, she snaps, goes One-Winged Angel, and says she'll kill them and everything else in order to protect Discord and prove her love to him.
      • And then has an even worse one when she accidentally un-Discords herself by possessing Sparkler, removing her lifelong brainwashing and making her begin to realize the Awful Truth about what a monster she really is. Even as she continues fighting the New Elements for her father's sake, her attacks become progressively less coordinated and more desperate. By the time the fight with her is over, she's a ranting, yelling, whimpering mess.
  • Would Hurt a Child: was going to kill Apple Pie before Discord spared her.
  • You Do Not Want To Know: You don't want to know what Fluttercruel does, according to Twilight Tragedy....
  • You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!: Her reaction to Apple Pie destroying her zombie army with a Logic Bomb.
  • You Will Not Evade Me: She has the power of Fluttershy's Stare, and later combines it with her Reality Warper powers to make an "Ultra-Stare" capable of paralyzing the target from all directions.

    Spoiler Character 

Stitches Work

  • Amnesiac Dissonance: She spent her life healing ponies, many of which her original self, Fluttercruel, had hurt!
  • Amnesiac God: She is the mortal form of a Concept—none other than Fluttercruel herself.
  • And I Must Scream: How she describes being tortured in Fluttercruel's playroom.
  • Barred from the Afterlife: Since Stitches/Fluttercruel is a Concept, she can never join her mortal family in Pony Heaven. Fluttershy sadly reflects that this is ultimately the worst part of Fluttercruel's punishment—as a mortal pony, she was born into a family who she loved and who loved her, but as a Concept, she can never truly be with them, only have moments of speaking with them.
  • Big Sister Instinct: She tried her best to protect her siblings from Fluttercruel, even though it was hopeless. When taken captive by Fluttercruel, the only thing Stitches could do was keep herself from going insane so she would be more "fun" to "play with" so Fluttercruel wouldn't get bored with her and seek out Stitches' remaining sisters to capture and torture instead.
  • Death of a Child: Tortured to death as a filly by Fluttercruel.
  • The Determinator: No matter what terrible things happened to her, she never gave up trying to heal ponies or protect her family from Fluttercruel.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: She's not afraid to call out Fluttershy, an immortal Concept, for not being able to stop her daughter Fluttercruel from turning into a monster.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Some ponies hated her family for healing Discord's victims and not letting them die, calling them the "Prolongers of Pain".
  • History Repeats: Like Celestia before her, she was a young, immature Concept who brought death to many mortal ponies while not understanding what she was doing. Her punishment was the same (although she didn't choose it herself): to be inserted into the current timeline as a mortal pony who had suffered greatly because of her actions, and to see every member of her mortal family die, one by one, before she herself died an agonizingly painful death. She would die cursing the deity who had put her and her family through so much suffering for seemingly no reason, only to realize when she awakened again as a Concept that she'd been cursing herself.
  • The Killer in Me: She is an amnesiac Fluttercruel, forced to live life as a mortal pony to experience what she put her victims through.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: She had eight siblings in all—Fairwork, Farework, Hardwork, Goodwork, Dreamwork, Lovelywork, Kindwork, and Artwork.
  • The Medic: She and her family healed ponies hurt by Fluttercruel and Discord.
  • Orphan's Ordeal: Her parents were killed by Fluttercruel and Discord, leaving her to look after her younger siblings on her own in a chaotic Crapsack World.
  • Patchwork Kids: In a sense. Her mother was a doctor and her father a tailor, and her special talent was a combination of theirs—stitching ponies' wounds back together.
  • Posthumous Character: She appears in Pony Heaven during "Fluttercruel's Punishment".
  • Theme Naming: Each member of her family has a name that ends in "-work". Her mother was named Charity Work, her father was named Patchwork, and her siblings were named Fairwork, Farework, Hardwork, Goodwork, Dreamwork, Lovelywork, Kindwork, and Artwork.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: When she finds out that she is Fluttercruel.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Her entire life is one endless string of Break the Cuties that ends with a Kill the Cutie. She's born into Discord's Equestria, and her family is driven out of Ponyville by Rarigreed, forcing them to start over from nothing. Her father was killed by Discord when he was put inside a giant blender and turned into a smoothie. Her mother was turned into a clockwork pony, then killed by Fluttercruel for healing the ponies she tortured. When Stitches and her siblings continued to heal Fluttercruel's victims, Fluttercruel systematically killed them off one by one, until only Stitches and two of her youngest sisters were left. Stitches herself was eventually tortured to death by Fluttercruel. And when she gets to Pony Heaven, she eventually finds out that she IS Fluttercruel, re-inserted into the Dark World timeline and forced to live life as one of her victims as part of her punishment.
  • What You Are in the Dark: Fluttercruel made her an offer that if Stitches would stop healing her victims, she would leave Stitches' family alone. Stitches refused to take her up on it, because she couldn't bring herself to leave the mad pony's victims to die. As a result, she and her entire family were eventually killed.


Fluttershy (Dark World)

Voiced by Mewsel

  • And I Must Scream: Is still inside Fluttercruel's body, according to Queen Cadence. See Fate Worse than Death.
  • Our Angels Are Different: Her appearance when she appears to Rainbow Dash seems to imply she became one after death. Considering she managed to keep loving her daughter after several hundred years of torture and watching Fluttercruel commit unspeakable acts with her body, it's little surprise. But her departing words to the Draconequi imply she may have even become an Alicorn.
  • Backup From Other World: Returns to help Rainbow Dash rebuild her mind and give her advice. She later does it a more impressive way by holding back Cruelty's spirit so the others can banish her from the mortal plain with the Elements of Harmony.
  • Badass Pacifist: It doesn't get much more badass than walking into the Draconequi domain, staring down the Anthropomorphic Personification of Mass Hysteria, and managing to convince him to let her take Cruelty so she can recondition her, without any violence or anger at all!
  • Driven to Suicide: According to Queen Cadance, watching Fluttercruel's actions made her want to die to stop it. Fluttershy herself confirms this later.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Queen Cadence said that Fluttershy is still inside Fluttercruel, aware of everything that is happening and by now just wants to kill herself to stop Fluttercruel. Turns out, in addition to that, Fluttercruel also regularly tortured Fluttershy. Fortunately, Cadence's spirit rescued her.
  • Future Badass
  • Good Parents: While she didn't have the chance to help her daughter thanks to Discord, she genuinely loves her and even after being put through Cold-Blooded Torture for a long time, refuses to hate her and wishes she could help Fluttercruel be reform. She proves this by going into the Draconequi realm and standing up to HAVOC to protect her.
  • Living Shadow: When angered, an Alicorn-shaped shadow appears behind her. The narration isn't clear whether its just Fluttershy's shadow or if the shadow is Fluttershy, similar to how it was when she was Nightmare Whisper in the Pony POV Universe.
  • Mama Bear: Stands up to all of Discord's siblings and Havoc to protect Fluttercruel. Havoc is impressed she fears losing her daughter more than she fears Him and hands Cruelty over to her to be reconditioned. It's later deconstructed in Fluttercruel’s Punishment, in which Fluttershy’s motherly love for Fluttercruel gets the best of her when she becomes hostile with nearly the Pantheon and F Luttercruel’s victims for (rightfully) trying to punish ‘Cruel. Fluttershy eventually had to come to terms with the fact that she had to punish Fluttercruel not only for her sake, but for the sake of her victims.
  • Physical God: Implied by her parting words to the Draconequi.
  • Posthumous Character: Was saved by Queen Cadance 500 years ago and taken to Pony Heaven.
  • Raise Him Right This Time: Intends to do this with Fluttercruel after her defeat.
  • Scars Are Forever: Her soul carries the scars of Fluttercruel's torture. According to Rainbow Dash (and much to her horror) they're everywhere.
  • Staring Down Cthulhu: While she doesn't intimidate Him, just managing to stare into the eyes of the Anthropomorphic Personification of Fear and not backing down an inch is still probably her most impressive feat ever. Even Havoc's impressed by the act.
  • Tarot Motifs: The Queen of Cups.
  • Walking Spoiler

    Ditzy Doo 

Ditzy Doo/Derpy Hooves (Epilogue)

Voiced by Robotbutterfly

  • Action Girl: Once she's finally free, she quickly proves how badass she really is. Little surprise, as in this canon, she was implied to be the Doctor's companion at some point.
    • Action Mom: Her love for her daughters is the reason she's the Element of Loyalty.
  • The Ageless: She's not truly aged in a 1000 years, though her age did change until her Element awakened, but not due to her growing older. Some debate has been given in story whether or not it broke Discord's curse or merely removed the negative effects. At present no one is sure if she's this trope or a mortal.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: Just to be sure, she targets both the Valeyard's hearts for her killing blow. Since she used her Limit Break, she hits him hard enough to crush his rib-cage.
  • Badass Adorable: She has her moments.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's still her ditzy, kindhearted, adorable self, but if you push her far too far, run. The Valeyard found this out the hard way.
  • Break the Cutie: The second half of 'Storming the Castle' and most of 'The Ultimate Foe' are one for her.
    • Happens again during the battle with Odyne!Cruelty, who's possessing her daughter Sparkler's body. As if that wasn't painful enough, Odyne!Cruelty, and by extension Sparkler, are killed in the fight, leaving Sparkler's dead body behind, much to Derpy's sorrow.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: While her Element of Loyalty makes her far stronger when she activates it, part of her enhanced strength seems to be from the fact she's spent a thousand years walking around Discord's palace nonstop.
  • Determinator: Nothing is going to stop her from winning her children's freedom.
    • When trying to stop the Valeyard and bring the Doctor back, full stop. Best example is absolutely refusing to stay down, even as his sonic attack is slowly, and agonizingly, killing her and he keeps brutally attacking her. Good thing too, she keeps him busy long enough for the others to stop him in time to save the group.
  • The Ditz: While more serious, she still has this trait to her to some degree.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Was already a Badass Normal one thousand years ago, getting an Element of Loyalty, and the Limit Break that comes with it, only made her stronger.
  • Happily Married: To the Doctor (though he still has no memory of being the Doctor) after Eclipse's defeat.
  • Heroic BSoD: Goes into one when Sparkler's killed along with Odyne!Cruelty's body. It takes Rainbow Dash to break her out of it.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Tries this with the Doctor, with the Valeyard saying it's futile. He's only half right.
  • Ironic Echo: The Valeyard tells her that "the Doctor is out". She throws this back at him when she's beating him into a regeneration and he says she won't hurt her friend.
    "Sorry, I'm the Doctor's friend. You're the Valeyard, the Doctor is out, but he'll be back in soon."
  • Last of Her Kind: She and Rainbow Dash are the last pegasi, as the rest of the race crossbred with the Griffins to the point they became the Hippogriffs. It's also stated that she and Dinky are the last ponies on earth to have fully bright colors as opposed to the grayed or muted tones everyone else has due to Discord's rule.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: When Twilight tells her defeating the blackbirds once and for all is the only thing that can save Dinky, she really shows how tough she can be.
    • Happens again fighting Traitor Dash and the Valeyard; it's definitely a character trait.
  • Limit Break: Her Element of Loyalty can essentially shut down all her body's safety limits to allow her to give her a power boost, while also protecting her from most of the negative affects (she's still hurt using it, but not nearly as much as she otherwise would have been).
  • Mama Bear: Part of what drives her is the desire to free her daughters. It's also how she represents the Element of Loyalty. Twilight invokes this to get her help dispatching the blackbirds that had been torturing her for a thousand years.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: After being pushed past the Rage Breaking Point by the Valeyard, she proceeds to beat him to death. Since his regeneration template was destroyed, he regenerated back into the Doctor, effectively killing the Valeyard.
  • Noodle Incident: On one of her adventures with the Doctor, she apparently accidentally blew up an assembly line by sitting down on the right button.
  • No-Sell: The second time that Traitor Dash tries to use her Pony Puppets ability on her, she just activates her own Element and breaks out of it. It's as badass as it sounds.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Her life has basically been a living hell for the past one thousand years, and before that she had a pretty painful life. But most of the time, she's able to deal with that and still be a genuinely happy person. That is until the Valeyard pretty much tortures and threatens to kill her friends, used her daughter as a hostage, emotionally and physically abused her, and basically did everything he could to hurt her. She then proceeds to take out her entire life on him and beats him to death.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Due to Discord's curse, she's a thousand years old but looks just as young as she did before it was put on her.
  • Retired Badass: After Nightmare Eclipse's defeat, she retires from being a Bearer and marries the Doctor, with Scootaloo taking her place as the Element of Loyalty according to Loose Canon.
  • Sadistic Choice:
    • Rainbow Dash asked her what she'd do if she had to choose between caring for Dinky and Sparkler. She responds she'd choose Dinky and trust Sparkler to take care of herself because she's an adult who can.
    • The Valeyard tries to use Sparkler (actually a fake Sparkler) to get her and the Mane Six to quit. Derpy chooses saving the world over saving her daughter and proceeds to make the same choice whenever it's trust on her.
  • Sixth Ranger: Joins the redeemed members of the mane cast (Twilight, Applejack, Rarity, and Spike) as the Element of Loyalty, and proves pretty dang badass.
  • Super Mode: Her Limit Break overlaps with this, and as time goes on she gets more used to the strain of it and can use it more freely. When in use, she's able to do what amounts to the work of an entire team of pegasi singlehoofedly.
  • Super Toughness: Seems to be connected to her Element of Loyalty, likely a Required Secondary Power to her Limit Break. Getting pinballed around by Traitor Dash and electrocuted several times doesn't even slow her down.
  • Tranquil Fury: When she's beating the Valeyard to death in order to regenerate him away.

    Apple Pie 

Apple Pie

Voiced by Wollffeey

  • Actually Pretty Funny: Her finding one of Discord's jokes to actually be funny not only saves her life, but ends up setting off Twilight Tragedy's plot.
  • Always Identical Twins: Had an identical twin sister named Poison Apple, who had recently become one of Fluttercruel's victims. Poison Apple is brought Back from the Dead by Queen Libra in the end.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: During the fight with Angry Pie, she uses her Logic Bomb power to call out some of the flaws in the older mare's reasons for fighting, distracting her long enough for Apple Pie to help a wounded Applejack.
    Apple Pie: Ya... Ya know, Auntie, ya... ya say ya wanna be taken serious but yer so angry ALL the time! You say ya wanna be yer own mare, but ya let Giant Polka Pants Discord set the score and call the shots. Ya say Saint Auntie is dumb fer talkin' about Pony Heaven, but yer fightin' ta make a Pony Heaven for yer...for yer foals...All kindsa contrary! And if it's all contrary, how are ya gonna get anypony ta...take ya seriously?
  • Ascended Fanboy: Is an avid comic book fan (Super Stallion being her favorite) that ended up becoming a superhero herself (even gaining superpowers). Deconstructed when the Valeyard shows her the Super Stallion comic book had a Downer Ending (he lied) and pointing out her idols already lost everything the first time they faced Discord, sending her into a Heroic BSoD. It's Reconstructed by Derpy's determination to protect what she cares about makes her resolve to write her own happy ending, even if the heroes can lose.
  • Badass Adorable: A tiny little earth pony filly and Element of Laughter who can keep up with former thousand-year-old minions of Discord and survive on the battlefield all on her own.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: She is a strange, Cloudcuckoolander but is extremely capable with her strangeness being part of why she succeeds. What else describes somepony who manages to Logic Bomb an army of zombies with what she thought was just an amusing observation? She is related to Pinkie Pie after all. Her power as the Element of Laughter? Weaponized Logic Bombs.
  • Cain and Abel: The Abel to Angry Pie's Cain.
  • Character Development: After the fight with the Valeyard, goes from viewing victory as a sure thing because they're the good guys to deciding they're going to make it happen. She becomes a good bit more proactive after this as well.
  • Cheerful Child: Despite living in a Bad Future, she's still surprisingly happy. She manages to make Discord laugh, which spares her life, and that she laughs at one of his jokes. She is a member of the Pie family after all. She does get sad, but pretty much does her best to find every way to she can to make a situation happy.
    • A fair bit of the comedy in the Dark World that isn't Black Comedy comes from her for good reason.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Not to Pinkie Pie's extent, but she still has shades of this. Like hanging from the ceiling during the entire reunion with her family and the redeemed Bearers until her name was mentioned. How much of it is just her personality and how much is due to living in a World of Chaos is not clear.
  • Conditioned to Accept Horror: In a way, she is hurt and horrified by horrific events, but has effective ways of dealing with them. She can accept a catastrophic event and move on, but still feels hurt from them.
  • Determinator: Well, she is an Apple.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: In at least the the first few loops, she died distracting Discord from Twilight's plan and breaking his horn off.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Due to living in a Bad Future, she was already a big enough badass to put up a fight against Rarity's golems before awakening as an Element of Laughter. Even after, her superpower isn't discovered until just before the fight with the Valeyard and she isn't consciously aware of it until Rancor points out its an explicit superpower of hers.
  • Good Hurts Evil: Her touch burns Angry Pie, likely due to Angry Pie being the opposite Element of Chaos to Apple Pie's Element of Harmony.
  • Good Is Not Dumb: She may be sweet, forgiving, and cheerful, but she's by no means stupid or completely naive.
  • Harmful to Minors: Has endured a lot of these sights, and is still disturbed by them. After watching Rainbow Dash tear her own Element out and show it to Rarity, she wishes that was the first time she'd seen someone's heart be torn out of their chest and is still disturbed by it.
  • The Heart: Due to how she was raised, and the fact she's still a filly, she doesn't hold grudges and even at times the others let their anger consume them, she's the one who refuses to give in to revenge. As Twilight points out, she was the only member of the team who took Restrained Revenge on Discord and had no interest in anything more than that.
  • Heroic BSoD: Enters one after the Valeyard uses her favorite comic book series having a Downer Ending (he lied, it's actually a Bittersweet Ending) and the mane six's defeat by Discord to deconstruct her faith in heroes winning over villains. Derpy's determination not to give up in the face of the Breaking Lecture the Valeyard hits her with restores her faith and snaps her out of it, causing her to reply that she's going to write her own happy ending.
  • Heroic Lineage: Is the descendant of both Apple Bloom and Octavia. While Epilogue!Octavia didn't do much heroics, Apple Bloom was, and she's also related to Applejack and Pinkie Pie.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In the first few loops, she sacrificed herself to let Twilight's plan succeed... only for Twilight to make it a Senseless Sacrifice by starting the "Groundhog Day" Loop in the first place.
  • Hope Bringer: She's not an utter badass or anything, but the simple fact she's able to remain happy despite everything that's happened to her makes her this. She's the first pony, out of many who tried, who managed to truly restore Twilight's hope, without even trying. Considering how the Elements of Harmony work, it's possible her Element of Laughter may have something to do with this.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Her cutie mark is an apple slice and orange slice, while her twin sister Poison Apple's is an apple with a green skull face.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With the over a thousand year old Twilight.
  • Jumped at the Call: It did not take much convincing to get her to agree to help save the world.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Knows when the six immortal Co-Dragons of the Evil Overlord show up, it's a good idea to run for it.
  • Let Them Die Happy: Does her best to make her mortally wounded friend Magica smile as she dies.
  • Logic Bomb: Manages to accidentally do this to Twilight Tragedy by finding things that are sad and happy at the same time, as her family as a whole defying her belief of what tragedy is. Incidentally, Apple Pie finds things that would normally be Logic Bombs hilarious.
    • She also manages to Logic Bomb an army of zombies with a paradox. According to Rancor, this is an explicit power of hers and works by disrupting and altering the flow of mana by invoking paradoxes.
  • Personality Power: She finds Logic Bombs hilarious and is part of how she represents the Element of Laughter. Thus, her superpower as a fully awakened Element of Laughter is basically weaponizing the Logic Bomb trope. Her status as a Hope Bringer may also be related to her outlook on life.
  • The Pollyanna: The most die-hard optimist in the entire series, always pointing out the silver lining to any situation, up to and including her best friend's death.
  • Restrained Revenge: Instead of taking physical revenge on Discord, she simply gives him a "The Reason You Suck" Speech instead of pummeling him like the others minus Twilight, because her grandmother had once told her not to give into grudges and she listened.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Manages this once Derpy's refusal to give in to the Valeyard's Breaking Lecture restores her own hope, saying she's going to write her own happy ending.
  • Sixth Ranger: Becomes the new Element of Laughter.
  • Spanner in the Works: Manages to accidentally do the thing no one in a thousand years has been able to do: truly redeem Twilight Tragedy. This also ends up awakening her Element of Laughter at the same time.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: Literally. She manages to accidentally Logic Bomb an army of zombies by pointing out how being zombies requires being both alive and dead at the same time, managing to reason them back to death.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Has progressively got more skilled in combat as the story progresses, both mentally and physically. Justified, as it's explicitly stated the others are teaching her and when given the chance is shown to be a fast learner, so it makes sense she'd gradually get more skilled in battle as she watches the others fight and gets a grasp of her Personality Power.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Due to growing up in a World of Chaos, things like zombies are treated no differently than one would treat a timberwolf in present day; dangerous, yes, but nothing out of the ordinary. She's more interested in the fact she just realized that they're a paradox, which she finds hilarious.
    • She also doesn't find anything strange about the majority of what happens to the group during their fight with Discord. It says a lot when it's noted that she feels there have been odder things happen to her than her deceased twin sister temporarily reviving as a golem thanks to one of her friend's superpowers.
  • When Life Gives You Lemons...: Has this philosophy, as does her family.
    Apple Pie: When life gives us lemons, we take 'em, thank life kindly, and keep right on goin'.
  • Wonder Twin Powers: Her Element of Laughter (due to how she represents it) gets a power boost when she's in contact with Spike, due to the paradox his Element represents; a generous dragon (who have greed ingrained into their very being). This allows them both to No-Sell Nightmare Mirror's Evil Eye.


Spike (Dark World)

Voiced by: TBA

  • All Just a Dream: Presumed the restored Twilight coming to free him was, as he'd been tortured with it before, only to be overjoyed when she proves it's not.
  • A Handful for an Eye: Uses his ability to breath smoke for this. Also learns a spell to turn said smoke into ink to make it even more useful for this.
  • Badass Bookworm: His fight against Rancor goes poorly at first, until he realizes how much strategy and combat techniques including hoof wrestling he learned from reading.
  • Battle Couple: With Rarity, though they only get to actually fight as a unite for the first time against Rancor.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Being a Genius Bruiser, he basically will use everything from breathing smoke in someone's face to tricking someone into running full speed into his spines in battle.
  • Eternal Love: Wants to become a Ryujin so he and Rarity/Libra can have this.
  • Future Badass: He's a full grown dragon now, and very powerful.
  • Genius Bruiser: Is extremely powerful, but smart enough to come up with complex plans, like knowing to use Tom's own diamond spear to pierce his shield and super heat the ground to let Twilight use an ice spell to set off a massive explosion. Twilight later points out that this is a major advantage over other dragons, who are normally pure brute force when it comes to combat while Spike is a strategist. He's also spent the last thousand years reading books on a multitude of subjects, and thus has a vast amount of knowledge stored away.
  • Godhood Seeker: Post-Dark World, he intends to become a Ryujin, the dragon equivalent of an Alicorn, so he and Rarity/Queen Libra can truly be together forever.
  • Happily Married: To Rarity/Libra in Dark World's epilogue.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: His Element superpower is simply harmony between his natural instincts and his intelligent mind. As shown fighting Rancor, perfectly blending the mind of a Genius Bruiser with the instincts of a mountain sized predatory reptile can be a powerful combination, such as his instincts helping him react quicker while his mind handles strategy.
    • He also finds uses for his Special Talent is basically being a scribe (since the Elements take the shape of a Cutie Mark, it takes the form of a fitting one), such as learning a spell to let him spit blinding ink by infusing his smoke with it.
  • Hot Skitty-on-Wailord Action: Discussed in regards to him and Rarity, and when asked why, replies, "Being married to an Alicorn has...certain advantages."
  • Impact Silhouette: As he follows Sweetie Belle, he pretty much turns the castle's hallways into one long one of these due to just how freaking huge he is.
  • It's All My Fault: Blamed himself for not going after Twilight, allowing her to be seemingly killed by Angry Pie.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: How he views himself going to save Rarity. Some things never change.
  • Kryptonite Is Everywhere: Even after becoming a giant dragon, he keeps running into enemies that have a way to defend themselves from his fire breath. Rancor is immune to direct violence because she's the Concept of it, and Fluttercruel as a fully awakened draconequus can use her chaos abilities to summon giant fire extinguishers out of nowhere.
  • Lifesaving Misfortune: He had to endure 1,000 years of chaotic hell, but one good thing about it is that he got to grow up and become an adult dragon in Rarity's lifetime, allowing them to truly and properly fall in love. They eventually get married.
  • Magikarp Power: He finally shows just how powerful could be when he grows up, and since he naturally grew up, he kept his intellect.
  • My Instincts Are Showing: Discord, not knowing what's really going on or so it seems at the time, unseals his hording instinct when he enters Rarigreed's chamber. He eventually overrides them with Twilight's help.
    • Ironically, realizing he's still being generous despite the instincts being active is what awakens him to the fact he's the Element of Generosity.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!:
    • He has to choose to help either Rarity or Twilight in their respective fights. He reasons Rarity needs him more and goes to save her...except she killed Fluttercruel and Twilight was the one who really needed help. When he finds out Angry Pie (apparently) killed Twilight, he doesn't take it well.
    • When Fluttercruel is starting to doubt her life of violence but is strongly defending it, he angrily says she's always been rotten from the start. This breaks her away from a potential Heel Realization and keeps her on Discord's side. The second voice scolds Spike for this.
  • Official Couple: After the Valeyard's defeat, Rarity finally returns his affections. Word of God states that one of the good things about Discord's reign is it allowed Spike to reach adulthood in Rarity's lifetime.
  • Playing with Fire: As a full-grown dragon, he can now breathe powerful flames.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Takes offense to Pinkie saying purple isn't a masculine color.
  • Sixth Ranger: Becomes the new Element of Generosity.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: One of these aimed at Discord, despite Discord not even being there. Of course, Discord similarly gave him one distantly during his fight with his instincts, so the author sees this as evening things out.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He's gone from the baby dragon who got his butt kicked by the Diamond Dogs to a Genius Bruiser. He also finally becomes the new Element of Generosity.
  • Tragic Keepsake: His den in Discord's castle has a few of those, including drawings of Rarity, photos of him and Twilight, a torn teddy bear (implied to be the one he was going to give Moondancer for her birthday), and a lock of a red mane also implied to be hers.
  • Worf Barrage: Thus far, his fire has never worked when he directly attacks an enemy with it, as Tom was Nigh-Invulnerable, the crows just regenerated, and the Valeyard was inside the TARDIS' protective field, and by the time he was out of it, Spike had been disabled. He even lampshades this during the last one. That said, he's been quite creative at finding OTHER ways to utilize it in battle to make up for it.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: While fighting Tom, he super heats the ground around him and has Twilight freeze it, setting off a temperature shock explosion.


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