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  • Odd Friendship:
    • Crystal Prism would befriend Katastrofa, Ispita's youngest son, during the "Temptation Unbound" event. Katastrofa is an older deity and a apathetic nihilist whose catastrophic foresight made him believe that he's only good at destroying things and making people miserable with his catastrophes, even though he is very intelligent and kind and also embodies Creation. Crystal Prism is a young Alicorn demigod who has empathetic precognition, but actively helps people deal with stressful changes despite the incredible trauma he suffered in the past. Despite their differences and beliefs, they would hit it off easily, and it is believed in-universe that Katastrofa's Creation domain is quite similar to Crystal Prism's Rebirth domain.
    • It's mentioned in a few entries that Golden Scepter has this kind of relationship with Temnobog, the Dark One. Despite both of them being night and day in terms of personality, beliefs, and abilities, and despite Temnobog being the last sort of person that someone like Golden Scepter would want to associate with, they were nevertheless able to become good friends. Part of the reason is that, as a highly beloved ruler and the living embodiment of Ponykind, Golden Scepter represents the god Belyolen and Temnobog could and should have been. But a canonized Codexverse quote also reveals that he and Temnobog became friends because, after hearing of the latter's emotionally abusive past, Golden Scepter was incredibly empathetic and treated him kindly, even going out of his way to help him and his brother despite Temnobog being a God of Evil. Some of Golden Scepter's sons see this as rather odd, with Written Word finding it baffling that someone like his own father would befriend an Evil deity like Temnobog, though he would eventually get over this and befriend (or at least tolerate) Phykti, Temnobog's eldest daughter. Pokhot, Temnobog's youngest daughter, see nothing wrong with it and often plays "games" of temptation with them whenever they visit the Bogolenya pantheon, as her way of being friendly with the children of a god who's friends with her father. It's revealed in Canteros' entry that Canteros was responsible for Golden Scepter befriending Temnobog in the first place; as Temnobog only wanted to be loved and respected, Canteros pulled some strings to ensure the Deer god of Evil's emotional recovery from the Elternteil Deer Pantheon's emotional abuse, "nudging" empathetic individuals like Upepo, Golden Scepter, and Kaldr to Temnobog so he could receive a steady stream of support.
    • Much like Golden Scepter and Temnobog before them, Blue Suede Heartstrings and Prince Stoltur Skjöldur also have this kind of friendship, despite the latter's inner Evil and overall vain nature. As it turned out, they countered and balanced each other at the same time; as the Alicorn god of Humility, Blue decreases pride so he could redeem mortals and help them become kinder, while Stoltur, the Deer god of Evil and Pride, increases pride to weed out the wicked. Blue also serves as a calming influence on Stoltur because he can radiate an empathic aura that lessens pride, something the latter appreciates. In turn, Stoltur has been encouraging Blue to have a little more pride in himself because he often gave himself too little credit for his own accomplishments, even when it's well deserved, and having too little pride is as bad as having too much. Canteros hints that they might become lovers in the future, due to their compatibility and closeness as friends.
  • Odd Job Gods:
    • Cultura is the Draconequi Goddess of Popular Culture. While certainly a weird thing to be based on, it has some impressive powers, such as being able to copy the powers of fictional characters, summon puppets of them to do her bidding, and trap her enemies in fictional scenarios. She also possesses encyclopedic knowledge of popular culture, all of it, which makes her a pretty skilled manipulator.
    • Vehere is the Griffon Goddess of Modern Transportation and Travel. As with Cultura, this is more impressive than it sounds. She's incapable of getting lost (unless he wants to), has encyclopedic knowledge of vehicles, has a photographic memory, and can recreate any vehicle she's cataloged in her scrapbook from thin air, as well as create the means for them to travel wherever she likes. This includes things like tanks. She also can teleport, but she prefers to take the long route.
    • Downplayed with Entasi, who is the Minotaur God of Strength and Victory on top of being the God of Sports. He gets unlimited stamina and incredible agility out of that part of his portfolio.
    • Munditia is the goddess of Hygiene and Sanitation, who has the power to clean literally anything, including the body of toxins and poisons, pollution, and even the soul.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • During his talk with Temnobog, it slowly dawns on Crystal Prism that Queen Dazzleglow would likely not react well to hearing that Evil has a constructive place in Equus, and that her goal of breaking the Cycle might be foolish all along. Thankfully, Dazzleglow takes it in stride and privately clears up everything with Temnobog, leading to a better understanding of her motives on the dark god's part.
    • Night Terror's reaction to being thrown into the real world, and discovering that a furious Yarost was waiting for him the whole time, was one of complete horror.
    • By his own admission, meeting Blue Suede Heartstrings for the first time and realizing he's actually meeting the King of Music himself caused a then-mortal Prince Healing Song to become incredibly nervous and panicky, as he didn't know how to properly behave in front of a legendary rock god. He eventually got over it once he learned to look past Blue's divinity and see him as just another fellow musician. They became really good friends after that.
    • This would happen to High King Irminsul twice.
      • After an enraged Golden Scepter confronted him in his true divine form and gave him an epic "The Reason You Suck" Speech in front of the entire Bogolenya Deer Pantheon, Irminsul was left so terrified that he avoids visiting the Bogolenya Deer Pantheon in general on the off-chance that Golden Scepter might be there as well.
      • After learning that an outsider, Blue Suede Heartstrings, convinced a few Alvslog Deer to abandon their prideful, racist, reactionary, and self-righteous ways, he planned to punish the Alicorn god of Music and Humility for "stealing" away his mortal subjects. However, his son Belyolen pointing out the possibility of facing Golden Scepter's terrible wrath again if Blue were to be harmed quickly nips that plan in the bud, forcing both Irminsul and the Elternteil Deer Pantheon to back off and leave Blue alone.
  • Older Than They Look: Generally justified, especially with divines, whose immortality stops them from aging at all, only getting Stronger with Age, unless there are special circumstances that nullify it.
    • It's noted in Noble Grace's entry that she's skilled in age-manipulation magic, an extremely difficult yet heavily-coveted skill among unicorns, making herself look far younger than her actual age and allowing her to continue staying in her prime. When a corrupted Page Wheel made her one of his first victims and drained all of her magic, she was reduced to her true age: An elderly and completely powerless unicorn mare.
  • Omnicidal Maniac:
    • Ahuizotl is one, being a nihilist who feels destruction is the only thing that gives life meaning. This is a huge reason why he wants to perpetuate the Cycle and attempted to kill Queen Dazzleglow, until Daring Do stopped him.
    • King Xestobium is genocidally insane to the point of trying to detonate the entire 'Ring of Fire' in his attempt to kill off the Dragon species as well as the Summer Court, which would also trigger a mass extinction event via volcanic ice age, which he may have known about but no longer cared. There's implication that he had no intent to survive this himself, making him far more sympathetic than Ahuizotl, who kills because he sees death as a natural part of "The Cycle", and that it amuses him.
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Dr. Toxikon is one, with his plan thus far involving an in depth knowledge of psychology, biotechnology, and chemistry, and also has invented machines for construction. Justified, as he's a Dragon and thus had 5,000 years to learn and pursue degrees.
  • One-Gender Race: Subverted with the Alicorns; it's popularly believed in-universe that due to the abundance of female Alicorns, Alicorns in general are primarily female, and as a consequence, it is also believed that fillies and mares are more "worthy" and "capable" of Ascending, with proof lying in the fact that powerful mares like Princess Twilight Sparkle have often been chosen to Ascend. However, there do exist male Alicorns in the Codexverse, albeit at a far lower number, and when the infant Alicorn Godling, Prince Léon Blueblood, was officially introduced to the public by Celestia, some saw Léon as a threat to Equestria's existing social hierarchy simply because to his gender. Luminiferous would firmly and soundly disprove this notion, stating that he has mentored both mares and stallions alike, and not all of them Ascended. The Equestrian Princesses agreed with him, adding that anyone becoming an Alicorn is a cause for celebration. It is also speculated by BrutalityInc that even before its fall, the Alicorn civilization did have males, but at a comparatively low number as did their mortal counterparts.
  • One-Man Army: 'Visitors' have attacked both a Cloven base and Hive Brachion to save a Sparkle Ponies that were believed to be their offspring. Both did so alone and were effectively unstoppable. This is justified, as Visitors are implied to be aliens with power and technology that exceeds those of Equus.
  • One to Million to One: Befitting his portfolio, Crystal Prism can quickly change his body into a swarm of blue butterflies as a quick, alternative evasion method in case using his wings isn't an option.
  • One-Winged Angel:
    • Dreadmares possess the ability to do this if they gather enough fear, fusing with their Terror to become a living storm shaped like a serpent. The first example of this was the mutant Dread.
    • Zinabi, the previous Top God of the Abyssinian Pantheon, does this after his opponent Jegina, the Abyssinian God of Courage and Heroism, managed to knock him off his feet and wound him in their duel for the throne of their pantheon. Zinabi sheds his A Form You Are Comfortable With for his pure divine form, a titanic, Abyssinian-shaped storm singularity of cataclysmic power.
    • Inverted with Jegina, who follows suit shortly thereafter (after luring the battle to an area were mortals wouldn't be harmed), becoming a being of pure golden, heroic energy.
    • Bolezn, Temnobog's second-youngest son and the embodiment of Gluttony, Greed, and Pestilence, has the ability to turn into a gigantic version of himself that's made of both fleshly and gem-plated insects/vermin. In this form, his powers are increased tenfold, and he's extremely hard to hit since parts of him can fly away to avoid attacks. Once he's done, however, he takes a while to rest and recover. Bolezn thinks that "One-Winged Angel" isn't an accurate way to describe his form, though, because if he really did go one-winged, he wouldn't be able to fly at all.
    • Yarost's ultimate form is an enormous, hulking, bloodthirsty dragon-like monster with black and red scales; rows of teeth literally made of sharp swords; long, spiraling horns; a spiky clubbed tail; two pairs of wings; and spikes made of flames. In this form, Yarost's physical strength and endurance are both enhanced tenfold, and his proficiency with fire magic increases, making him an absolutely devastating powerhouse that could potentially bathe Equus in blood and fire if he chooses to. However, he sees it more as a Clipped-Wing Angel form since it makes him more prone to rage and is incredibly destructive, and using that much power would only repeat the death and destruction he had previously caused in his grief, and only saves it for absolutely dire situations.
      Yarost: I would rather fight my enemies in my weakest form first, than go all out and devastate the Deer realms with just a few strikes.
    • Inverted with Emperor Golden Scepter. His true form is an incredibly ancient, six-winged Alicorn god whose hair is made of black spatial energy, and his wing feathers are made of holy fire. In addition, he has a shining halo behind his head. It's implied by a Codexverse quote that he only reveals this form when there's no other way or when he's extremely pissed-off, as he doesn't want to cause collateral damage, which means that his "default" form - that of a rather normal-looking (yet still tall), black-haired Alicorn - is nothing but a magical disguise.
      • While visiting the Bogolenya Deer Pantheon, he found Belyolen and Temnobog heatedly arguing with their father, High King Irminsul, who was also visiting. The horrible things Irminsul said about Temnobog and the non-Deer/hybrid Bogolenya deities enraged Golden Scepter to the point where he revealed his true divine form, and confronted the High King in front of everyone. What followed next was a dressing-down so vicious that Irminsul became deeply terrified of Golden Scepter and now stays far away from the Bogolenya Deer Pantheon on the off-chance that the Alicorn Emperor might be there if he decides to visit again.
      • He would reveal his true divine form again during the "Temptation Unbound" conflict after he discovered that a group of Fallen deities and their worshipers tried engineering the fracturing and downfall of his family, which infuriated him.
    • Inverted and justified with Blue Suede Heartstrings. Because of his humility, he often appears as a mortal from various sapient races, not wanting to be treated differently for being divine. He only reveals his true form as an Alicorn god in necessary situations, such as confronting foes that he can't fight while in a mortal form.
  • Only the Chosen May Wield: A common enchantment for magical artifacts of enormous power.
    • The Elements of Harmony, as in canon, are this, as are the Lights of the Seven Royals of Friendship Gardens. These are implied to be very similar powers.
    • The Enchanted Throne of Friendship Gardens contains the Majestic Power, the magical power of the strongest mortal pony to ever live (heavily implied to be Queen Majesty), but will only give it (and thus the throne of Friendship Gardens) to one worthy. It's given it to heroes throughout history in times of great need, most recently Fluttershy, but most return it due to having no interest in ruling. Only Queen Sunsparkle has ever claimed it for any length of time, though she gave it up for a worthy successor to use so she could help those pony colonists who got stranded in space. Fluttershy would eventually inherit the throne after the League of Domination Crisis.
  • Opposites Attract: Taken Up to Eleven with Válka and his wife Mier, who are a War God and Goddess of Peace respectively. Mier balancing out Válka is one reason why he's the only one of his three siblings to not fall to evil. They're also Sickening Sweethearts and deeply in love with each other.
  • Order vs. Chaos: Many conflicts between beings, factions and powers carries vibes of this.
    • On top of it being amusing, Discord's destruction of 'The Ones Before' in Amorea and many other civilizations is described as especially beneficial to the Draconequus as they are bastions of order and stability whose existence is quite anathema to a Spirit of Chaos.
    • The 500-years long "War Against Chaos" around 2,500 years before the present day of Equestria is essentially one, where a 'Celestial Alliance' of deities, immortals and races fought to contain the then-villainous Discord, his accomplices and their 'Disorder Lords' who had taken over the Equestrian subcontinent and wanted to takeover/remake the rest of the world. No guesses for who stands for Order and Chaos in this fight.
    • The Progenitors of Changelingkind, personal animosity to Discord aside, are more or less foils to Discord in similar ways, both being the parents, originators and overarching rulers of [WIP]
  • Origins Episode: The Storm King Crisis features one for the title villain.
  • Orochi: Yamata no Orochi, a Fallen Dragon god, is a major villain in Neighpon's history, and his return is a major focus of many stories set there.
  • Outlaw Town: The sky-city of Elysium is this. Elysium was founded by the pegasus crime lord, Blood Money, who wanted to retire after a long, prosperous career without fearing capture by authorities, enemies, and rivals. With support from close friends like Kirin Yakuza matriarch Pearl Gates, Blood Money spearheaded Elysium's construction so he can retire in peace. Despite being named after the Heaven-Realm of the same name that's watched over by King Thanatos and his wife Queen Proserpine of the Pramanthan Pantheon, Elysium is a hidden sanctuary for the criminal elites who can retire, raise their families, and indulge in various vices in seclusion, protected by elite private armies of pegasi mercenary soldiers/mages, magical artifacts, and multiple layers of illusions and glamours. However, its only redeeming trait is that all races were welcomed into Elysium, and bigotry was forbidden. Anyone who tried finding Elysium - from bounty hunters and authority figures, to grudge-holding criminals - either never succeeded, or never came back. It was noted, though, that for all its success, Elysium slowly grew stagnant from its riches and the collective confidence that no one will get caught. This led to its downfall, as while it was safeguarded against mortal involvement, they never considered divine involvement - after the Terran Empire teamed up with both the Equestrian Crown and other benevolent governments to put an end to Elysium once and for all, Princess Applejack/Veritas and her brother-in-laws, Prince Clear Voice and Written Word, helped destroy the layers of illusions and glamours with their shared domain of Truth. This allowed Prince Night Shade and his friend, Princess Radiant Rapier, to storm a vulnerable Elysium together with combined forces of Night Lords and Equestrian Mage-Inquisitors, and bring the entire criminal population under arrest.

  • Papa Wolf: Several male characters can be quite protective of their children, blood-related or not.
    • Deconstructed and reconstructed with Emperor Golden Scepter's relationship with mortal Ponykind. Because he embodies mortal Ponykind's best and worst traits, Golden Scepter is rather fond of his Pony subjects to the point where he sees all of them as his "children", and always tried leading them to greatness. It's deconstructed in that after the fall of the Alicorn Civilization and fighting the Fallen Morning Star for ten Ages, Golden Scepter was left so traumatized that his judgement and love for Ponykind became warped during the Imperium era. He kick-started numerous wars that were little more than genocidal campaigns out of extreme protectiveness towards Ponykind, and later on, he began loving his Pony subjects only on a collective level, focusing on the idea on what they could become while not giving a damn about them individually and manipulating them however he pleased. This would eventually lead to General Aurum Lupus betraying him and gravely wounding him in the "Aurum Apostasy", necessitating his being sealed away. His rule would ultimately influence his subjects into becoming as ruthless, xenophobic, paranoid, and cruel as he was, as his absence turned the Imperium into a Wretched Hive that was later destroyed to end its threat to Equus. However, after he was found and healed by Luminiferous and Dazzleglow in the Second Age, Golden Scepter realized the sheer horror of his actions and, with Luminiferous's help, atoned for his crimes by wandering all over Equus to learn from the examples set by both mortals and divines. His journeys, as well as divine therapeutic help from Mentálne, would influence him to become much kinder and benevolent, and he was able to become a proper ruler who truly cares about his subjects and Ponykind in general.
    • After becoming a father of many demi-divine sons, however, Golden Scepter naturally became protective of them, even if his sons are threatened by their own brothers.
      • He would always try to intervene whenever Fanged Paw got into violent fights with Crimson Star over the latter's Insufferable Genius behavior. When Fanged Paw later went too far and left a depressed and blinded Crimson Star near death by ganging up on him with two other brothers, Red Blade and Death Shroud, provoking the ire of Blazing Hoof, Golden Scepter would again intervene before things got too bloody, taking Crimson Star to the royal infirmary to be healed before punishing Fanged Paw and his brothers for their actions, with Fanged Paw being exiled from the Terran Empire until he showed significant Character Development. Fanged Paw's entry also notes that he was so furious with his three sons that he proceeded to psychically show them exactly what Crimson Star was going through after the accident that blinded him, causing Fanged Paw to have an My God, What Have I Done? moment.
      • During the "Temptation Unbound" conflict, after Crimson Star warned him about a bad future in which his family would be torn apart in a crisis that would result in his death, Golden Scepter was so angry that he saw fit to shed his "default" Alicorn form and reveal his true form - that of an ancient, six-winged Alicorn god whose power, experience, and age puts him in the same "age" bracket as the first generation of the divine "Ponyfriends". And during his confrontation with the Fallen deities and their worshipers who tried to manipulate and destroy his family, he makes it quite clear that he won't let their actions towards his sons, as well as his pony subjects and their friends, go unpunished.
    • Golden Scepter's second son, Prince Fanged Paw, personally protected Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon from a group of young Poenan worshipers who tried to attack them on the belief that a "greater evil" would soon emerge from the two fillies. When some of the Poenan worshipers refused to back off despite his warnings, Fanged Paw proceeded to thrash and humiliate them.
    • This happened to Blue Suede Heartstrings in one incident. When a Scion of Hurricane tried attacking Miracle Hymn for being an Earth pony (and ends up breaking one of his hooves due to the Magical Filly's Super Toughness), Floral Forte points out how "right daft" he is, with one of her reasons being a "stallion who might as well be her pa happens to be a god... And right behind ye." The Scion shortly discovers that the stallion in question really was standing behind him, as Blue Suede Heartstrings would immediately disarm the Scion as soon as the latter pulled out a weapon in retaliation to Miracle Hymn sending him into a wall with her holy magic. Blue does help the present Dazzling Divas protect the Scion and his tribalist colleagues from an vengeful mob of Corporaturm citizens, but only long enough for the autorities to arrive and arrest/hospitalize them.
    • Mercy's entry notes that once the Poenan Pantheon got wind of her sentience, they immediately called for her purification, thinking she was "corrupted" by Silver Bane after he left the Poenan Pantheon and turned "evil". Naturally, this prompted Prince Red Blade (and his older/younger brothers) to protect Mercy, even though the Poenans' purification magic isn't likely to affect Mercy at all due to a lack of corruption on her part.
  • The Paragon:
    • Jegina, the Abyssinian God of Heroism and Courage, is this, seeking to be an ideal hero and inspiration for his kind. He's compared to a comic book superhero, even more so after becoming his Pantheon's Top God.
    • Luminiferous, despite being created to be the Antichrist, ultimately chose to be this: he's God of Perfection, and unlike his father sees this as a call to be an ideal for others to be inspired by and strive to be rather than to lord over everything that's not him. He's regarded by others to be his father, as he should have been.
    • The Deer god Belyolen was intended by his father, High King Irminsul, to become a divine force of complete good and benevolence. To that end, he attempted to cast a ritual on his then-unborn son to get rid of all his flaws and darker urges, so only compassion would be left. Unfortunately, this resulted in the birth of Belyolen's younger twin, Temnobog, the living embodiment of everything Irminsul tried to destroy. While he was favored and respected by his family and fellow gods, Belyolen did not agree with Temnobog's emotional mistreatment, and after he overheard his family considering the option of killing Temnobog altogether, he rebelled by shaming his family for their arrogance and abusive hypocrisy, and left with several of his brothers and sisters to form the Bogolenya pantheon. This in turn makes him a true paragon, unlike his self-righteous and hypocritical family and peers.
    • Gleaming Shield and his various mortal incarnations are often lionized in-universe as this, being the Eternal Hero who will always rise up to rescue his Princess/Queen, Radiant Primrose, and defeat his Eternal Foe, Blood Fang. However, while he is a noble hero, the truth is that he's a flawed individual who had to work to become the celebrated paragon he is today, something that is accepted by the morally tolerant Erobreseg Deer herds. Others try to make him "perfect" by editing out his flaws altogether from their stories of him.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: Zigzagged, as this trope can either be played straight or played realistically for drama.
    • Temnobog and his children, the Four Terrors, are very big on this, due to their views on the nature of evil. Even before his reconciliation with his brother, Temnobog would curse those who he thought deserved it, bringing opposition from his good-hearted twin brother, Belyolen.
    • Pakak, being a trickster god who embodies Karma, can be pretty brutal when he's punishing the wicked for their crimes, but never more than is deserved by their evil deeds. Just ask Sunnytown.
    • Being the embodiment of In-Universe Catharsis, Katharsis likes to deliver humiliating Laser-Guided Karma to those who angered her. This does not mean she's a goddess of revenge, as she humiliates villains and other evildoers as a way to bring closure to situations and make them look pathetic in front of their victims.
    • Changeling King Brachion of the Summer Court utterly destroyed an Alvslog Deer kingdom with an army of Changeling soldiers and biologically-engineered monsters on it, all to pay the royal family back for leaving him in a dangerous forest to die because he was a dormant Royal Changeling. The rumored things he did to his family were the stuff of nightmares, from subjecting his surrogate parents to horrific experiments to hunting, ravishing and eating his own surrogate siblings in forms of predatory beasts.
    • Polistes did this twice.
      • After Blackthorn offered a chance to get revenge against the pegasi fanatics who tried to lynch him and his mother, he launched a plan where he secretly warned and evacuating the villagers who had nothing to do with their neighbor's crimes under the guise of "scouting" the place. When Blackthorn's raiders arrived to burn the village to the ground, they found that the place was deserted, save for the pegasi fanatics who were tied and blindfolded.
      • After learning that director Colton Marentino (a pony verison of Quentin Tarantino) was abusing famed Griffon actress, Helga Greywing, and essentially holding her prisoner within her own trailer, Polisties launched the incredibly daring "Stolen Starlet Caper", rescuing Helga under the pretense of a kidnapping while he and his Wild Cards crew were disguised as cameramen. Then, after treating Helga to the celebration of her life on his airship, he helped her stage a dramatic escape that would not only increase her public standing as a hero, but also disgrace and blacklist Marentino after Helga exposed him for the abusive brute he is.
    • Prince Blazing Hoof, Golden Scepter's eldest son, wanted to give some Pony Autorists "a harsh yet just punishment" for attacking the Terran Empire and their subjects. However, his father, Golden Scepter, decided to pick a more merciful option by personally showing the Pony Autorists the consequences of their hateful bigotry, allowing him to weed out the unrepentant from those who displayed genuine remorse. When Blazing Hoof confronted Golden Scepter about it, assuming the Pony Autorists were Easily Forgiven, Golden Scepter would explain that being harsh to everyone would only beget more hatred, and that it is sometimes best to show mercy to those who were simply misled, as all the Pony Autorists (save their leader, an genuinely unrepentant bigot until the end) were motivated to atone for their horrible actions because of the incident.
    • Fanged Paw hated his younger brother, Crimson Star for being an Insufferable Genius, and would get into violent fights with him. After Crimson Star was blinded and fell into depression from both his crippling and his Jerkass Realization, Fanged Paw would continue bullying and beating him up as to punish his brother for his actions. It's deconstructed in that his hatred is portrayed as disproportionate and petty, made even worse by the fact that Crimson Star himself believed being injured even further was "well-deserved", and let those he wronged retaliate against him as they saw fit. If Blazing Hoof and Golden Scepter had not intervened, Crimson Star would have ended up dying from sustained injuries.
    • After being blinded and having a Jerkass Realization over his actions, Crimson Star became so depressed that he was willing to atone for his actions by becoming a Silent Scapegoat, and letting everyone he had wronged, including his own brothers, retaliate against him as they saw fit. This is because he believed that further injury to himself was "well-deserved" and not caring if he would end up dying or not. It would be deconstructed in that Golden Scepter saw this as excessive self-torture that wouldn't really solve anything except encourage people to put blame on someone else rather than take responsibility for their own mistakes. After taking Crimson Star to the royal infirmary to recover from wounds given by Fanged Paw, Golden Scepter would call out his son for forsaking everything, including his own life, for the sake of atonement while not caring about how his death might affect those who love him, and points out that there are better ways for him to make amends.
    • Prince Steel Barricade's entry deconstructs it hard.
      • After years of emotionally distancing himself from the atrocities committed by both his foster-father, the king of a Tauren Pony city-state he once stayed in, and several corrupt local nobles, Steel Barricade would end up snapping and brutally murdering them with a large mace after luring them all into one room. While the incident did shatter his ego and finally taught him the value of humility and empathy, he was so horrified by what he had done that his sorrow and guilt would continue to haunt him even after Ascending, and he developed a few psychological issues such as becoming stoic and logical as a defense mechanism whenever he gets anxious and/or upset, an internalized Guilt Complex, and an explosive temper that stems from repressing his emotions all the time. Mentálne is currently helping him get over his trauma by helping him come to terms with his actions and experiences, so he could learn how to forgive himself and be more comfortable with expressing himself openly.
      • He would furiously beat up a Scion of Hurricane in public after the latter called him a "disgrace" to the Pegasi tribe for Ascending and supporting "traitorous" pegasi like Fiery Flight. It's mentioned that Steel Barricade's brothers had to pull him away before the situation could escalate, and while many claimed the Scion "deserved it", Golden Scepter was rather disappointed in his son for losing his temper despite having no love for tribalists himself.
  • Personality Swap: As in G1, Frazzits do this to those they effect.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Many beings of Equus are capable of causing almost apocalyptic amounts of damage whether through their powers, their deeds, or simply by their very existence.
    • Diamond Dog Ambassador 'Screaming' Ninny is a hilariously pitiful and shocking example of this trope. He is held up In-Universe as the definitive example of just how dangerous an otherwise ordinary individual could be just by being a stupid, arrogant, bigoted jerkass with too much authority in his claws - As in, 'world-threatening' level of dangerous. To note, he ruined his Underhold in his brief tenures as an incompetent and reactionary royal official, triggered wars and worsened international crises just by being at diplomatic conferences for five minutes, and insulted Dragon Queen Tiamat so badly he nearly caused a world-wrecking conflict between the Dragon and the Diamond Dog races, if not for the voices of reason among mortal/divine Dragonkind calming her incredible wrath.
    • A few entries describe Emperor Golden Scepter as an ancient Alicorn god who boasts incredible power. Because he embodies Psionics, he has far-reaching powers like telepathy and telekinesis; he can psychically affect large groups of people with his empathy (as a group of Pony Autorists learned the hard way), and Prince Crimson Star's entry notes that he's capable of minor reality-warping. In addition, it's rumored that even before Known History, even the mightiest of Alicornkind couldn't match his potent mind. He's also a powerful fire mage who can purify and destroy corrupt influences with his fires, which combined with his extraordinary combat skills can make him a nightmare for demonic individuals and even Fallen deities. Because of this, any attempt to pick a fight with him would almost always end with a Curb-Stomp Battle. However, it's stated in his own entry that he often takes the form of a rather normal-looking Alicorn when among mortals, and the truth is that, like Queen Mzazi, he's a benevolent Humanoid Abomination who is much more powerful in his true form.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • Despite being an Omnicidal Maniac who hates his own people and wants them destroyed, Xestobium shows some degree of kindness to both Polistes and Metamorphosis for being the only two of his brothers he ever actually liked due to being much more noble than their kin.
    • Dr. Toxikon chose to spare Thorax and his New Changelings his genocide because of Ember and Thorax's friendship.
    • King Brachion was so impressed by Fluttershy's refusal to break from learning the horrible truth about nature that he was willing to sponsor her animal sanctuary, being a Royal Changeling who is rich in bits. He also kept Fluttershy's thank-you letter as a treasured keepsake (as well as one of many closely-guarded secrets).
    • While still an Insufferable Genius at the time it happened, Prince Crimson Star, Golden Scepter's eighth son, was willing to go out of his way to save a classmate from an out-of-control carriage, blinding and horribly injuring himself in the process. This one act of kindness would prove instrumental in shattering his inflated ego, allowing him to become a much better person afterwards.
  • Physical God: An entire section of the Codex is devoted to cataloging these. Deities in the Codexverse are defined by being composed and wielding Primordial Quintessence - magic in its basest, purest form as a primal force of nature.
    • The Equestrian Alicorn Princesses are confirmed as such; while they're implied to be younger than the Alicorns still living in the outside world, they're incredibly powerful, and much more capable in canon. Celestia flash-fried a Kraken attacking Manehattan as soon the opportunity presented itself; and Cadence was able to beat up Fik'iri despite the latter being older than her, since Fik'iri is now her equal in power following her loss and de-powering in the "Abyssinian Divine Coup" event.
    • Golden Scepter, a surviving antediluvian Alicorn Emperor from the Alicorn Civilization, is an "Antecedent"-type god, meaning that he's extremely ancient, and extremely powerful compared to the newly-Ascended Alicorns of current generations, including his nineteen sons, who are Alicorn demigods. As the Alicorn god of Psionics, he's one of the strongest psychics on Equus, to the point where his entry mentions that even the mightiest Alicorns couldn't hope to match his potent mind. Even one of his mortal Pony generals, General Aurum Lupus, had to rely on divine empowerment to even confront him during the "Aurum Apostasy" conflict after he turned traitor. As such, any attempt to fight him will almost always result in an extremely one-sided Curb-Stomp Battle. However, it's stated in his own entry that he often takes the form of a rather normal-looking Alicorn when among mortals, and whenever he needs to go unnoticed, he appears as an unassuming Earth pony stallion named Revelation. Like Queen Mzazi and Isati, he's a benevolent Humanoid Abomination who is much more powerful in his true form.
    • Blue Suede Heartstrings is one due to being an Alicorn. It's stated that he has an extremely impressive mastery over music in general, given his origins as a famous musician, and after becoming the god of Music, he's very skilled and creative with it. His domain of Humility gives him telepathy, empathy, and precognition, and his domain of Performance gives him shapeshifting abilities and enhanced combat skills thanks to his domain of Performance. Lastly, he is a Love deity who embodies Philia Love, allowing him to see the bonds of friendship that tie mortals and/or divines together. Due to his humble character, though, he often takes the form of a mortal, though it's implied that his mortal forms are no slouches, either. His entry notes that he is a "prodigy" deity, which gives him an accelerated rate of physical and magical growth compared to normal deities, and is already showing signs of growing a second pair of wings. And because he was born in the early Second Age, he's ancient enough for people to start making guesses as to what his origins story is.
    • Bossa Nova Heartstrings, Blue's older twin brother is one due to being an Alicorn. While he isn't a "prodigy deity" like Blue is, being a Death god automatically makes him powerful, as he can summon weapons out of thin air, appear in multiple places at once, and has power over spirits of the deceased, including the power to free them from whatever is binding them to the mortal planes. His Death domain also gives him both clairvoyance to sense when people are going to die, and psychic foresight to predict how people are going to die. His Music domain gives him control over both Magic Music and sound magic, and he has almost all the same abilities as Blue, who taught him how to use said abilities. His domain of Joy also gives him telepathic and empathic abilities that allow him to detect and spread joy, especially among the dying and deceased. As Blue's older twin brother, Bossa Nova is also pretty ancient and is only marginally older than him, though being a Death god who started out as a stillborn foal means that he doesn't have to deal with people constantly guessing his past like Blue does.
    • As an "Antecedent"-ranked Zebra goddess, Queen Mzazi is one. As a goddess of Alchemy, she's one of the most powerful alchemists and potion-makers on Equus (and has mentored younger deities who share her domain or partake in the craft). She can generate lightning potent enough to electrocute Giants and Dragons if she chooses, and has created cataclysmic lightning storms for both offense and protection (one imperialistic fleet was wiped out down to its last soldier for trying to invade Zebrica, and Zebrica itself is surrounded by a storm whenever she goes traveling). This comes from being a goddess of Nature, though Kendell2 has stated that she embodies the stormy aspects of it rather than plant manipulation as Nature-based deities usually have. And due to being extremely ancient, her divine strength is proportionate to her "age" and she is incredibly well-versed in magic in general. As a hallmark of her "age", her true form as a Zebralicorn goddess is a gigantic Humanoid Abomination with a mane and tail composed of lightning storms, wing feathers made of lightning, and a magical wing gradient going from pink to mint-green.
    • Prince Healing Song is one, due to being an Alicorn god from the Second Age. Like Blue Suede Heartstrings, his mentor, Healing Song has an incredible mastery over music, which manifested as the Music domain when he Ascended to godhood. Unlike Blue, though, he is skilled in using its healing/empowering aspects and mostly chooses to do that over using music to attack people. His Potential domain gives Healing Song potent precognitive abilities and the ability to empower allies with their future potential, and his Teaching domain gives Healing Song a psychic intuition that allows him to adapt to his students' needs and learning developments. His Psionics domain gives him great psychic abilities like telepathy and psionic telekinesis, and coming under the tutelage of Emperor Golden Scepter and his son, Prince Crimson Star, has given Healing Song new psychic abilities and made him even more powerful. Being a "prodigy deity" also makes him stronger compared to "normal" deities in overall power and growth. However, because of his pacifistic beliefs, Healing Song mostly chooses to serve a healing/support role and only uses his offensive abilities when necessary, though this has prevented him from fighting effectively at times.
    • As an Alicorn, Prince Sparkling Wing is one, despite being one of the younger members of the Church. Notably, he is skilled with weather magic, a powerful empath, and can empower mortals and forge temporary bonds that allow them to share each other's abilities based on how deep they trust each other.
    • As an Alicorn god from the Second Age, Moon Ray Vaughoof is this. Being a Death god automatically made him pretty powerful, but he also embodies Water, with the unique ability to heal people by eliminating poisons and purify most types of pollution. And through Forgiveness, he can nullify magically-binding contracts and wrongful punishments, and heal physical/mental/emotional wounds, and kill magical/psychic entities that thrive on and encourage negative emotions like hatred. It's also noted that outside of his domains, he is a powerful psychic who specializes in precognition, but after Ascending, his domains greatly enhanced his abilities despite not embodying Psionics. What factors into his magical growth is his status as a "prodigy deity", which makes him one of the more powerful members of the Trimortidae.
  • The Pig-Pen: The Changeling Queen Pentatomidae and her entire hive are this. Pentatomidae told her mother that when she was queen, she'd never make her hive take baths. She wasn't joking. They smell so bad they can make an unprepared pony pass out, and Moufette couldn't stand her despite being a skunk.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse:
    • Queen Mab II, the Mother Goddess of the Breezies, isn't much bigger, being as big compared to them as Celestia is to a normal pony. A Yak king assumed her small size meant she was weak. He was promptly suplexed straight through the floor. Tiny or not, she's still a Goddess.
    • King Sefyr, Mab II's husband and Father God of the Breezies, is also as small as his wife, but he's a powerful wind deity who at his strongest can create devastating wind-based storms, and is fast enough to run through people. However, he considers Mab II to be more powerful as her flower magic is more useful and versatile in any given situation.
    • Queen Mab I, the mother of Mab II, is a small Fae goddess who not only had a nature-based portfolio, she could also wield Chaos magic like Discord. Her insanity makes her an extremely dangerous foe, using her powers to inflict horrific transformations, warp reality to her whims, and cause "domino effects" that lead to utterly catastrophic disasters for anyone who tries to go after her. It took every Fae to seal her the first time, and it took even more people to defeat her the second time.
  • Playing with Fire: Several divine/mortal individuals can wield fire magic.
    • Implied with Noble Grace, as her entry describes her as knowing fire magic.
    • Golden Scepter is stated by his entry to be a very skilled fire mage. Unlike most mortals and divines, he wields holy fire, which is capable of healing by burning away impurities and accelerate physical healing through heat, and purging targets of corrupt influences. This power proved incredibly handy in saving the Void Traveler's victims from Demonic Possession in the Second Age, and helped free various people from the thrall of Ispita the Deceiver and her various children/allies in the Fourth Age. He is famous for channeling this power through his trusty divine sword, which would be named ''Fireslayer, and passing on a portion of his power onto it so anyone else, divine or mortal, could wield it during a time of need.
    • Yarost, Temnobog's eldest son and child, is a skilled and powerful fire mage, which is rather appropriate since he embodies Deerkind's Fury and Hatred. Among his capabilities are Fireballs, fire breath, surrounding himself with heat, and summoning pillars of flame. When extremely angry, he covers himself in flames. It's noted by his entry that his fire magic is tied to his emotions, so by constantly repressing his emotions, Yarost can control it better.
  • Powered Armor:
    • As noted in King Strazha and Princess Laska's entries, Knightmare Frames are pilotable "magical power armor" that come with various capabilities. Strazha has been described as being an excellent pilot who has used Knightmare Frames on several occasions, while Princess Laska's Knightmare Frame, Okhranyat, has the ability to produce strong barriers and healing domes for her allies.
    • Implied with Golden Scepter's sons. If their entries are to go by, all nineteen Terran princes has their own suit of magical powered armor, which increases their physical capabilities tenfold and makes them much more powerful than they naturally are as demi-Alicorn gods.
  • Power Gives You Wings:
    • Naturally, becoming an Alicorn (if you don't have wings already) gives you this. However, according to Mzazi, the Mother of All Zebra and a Zebralicorn, once they get old enough Alicorns and their derivatives grow additional sets of wings with age. Luminiferous is at the age when he'll begin to grow his second set (being several hundred thousand), while Mzazi has eight wings due to being 4 million years old. Before that, they get a gradient to them (which both Mzazi and Luminiferous possess), with Cadence's gradient and the one Twilight gets in Rainbow Power being indicators of them having extraordinary potential. Ascending Dawn and Golden Scepter, both older Alicorns, have six wings and are both on their way to develop a fourth pair due to being "prodigy" deities, while Equus, the Alicorn progenitor of sapient Equinekind, also has eight like Mzazi.
    • In an inversion, the villainous unicorn trio Decepticolt, Zappityhoof, and Goldencap believed that wings would give them power, and to fulfill their goal of becoming Alicorns, they stole Rainbow Dash's wings by secretly amputating them for their own use. This enraged Princess Twilight Sparkle, who sealed/stripped their magic indefinitely as punishment for their actions.
  • The Power of Love:
    • Golden Scepter believes that empathy is the best and most powerful weapon one can have in times where paranoia, hatred, violence, and suffering are prevalent. He explains this to Sparkling Wing after the latter notices how psychic empathy is becoming an extremely common ability to wield all over Equus.
    • It's implied that Elske, the Jotunn goddess of Love also believes in this. After crushing Propagare's cultists underneath her hooves for trying to start a war between two Deer realms, she used her empathy to inspire passionate love to eliminate the hatred and discord in the area completely. Her entry quote also has her say, "And that's why love conquers all."
  • The Prankster:
    • Bossa Nova Heartstrings' entry notes that he's a prankster who enjoys playing practical jokes on people, but generally he never goes too far. He has sometimes used his Death domain to make himself appear as Blue and pretend to be him, something that Blue himself is not amused with. This personality trait is what endeared him to Amina, the Griffon goddess of Selfless Love, as she has a similarly mischievous sense of humor.
    • Amina herself has a mischievous side, and likes playing small practical jokes and making goofy faces. This makes her popular and beloved among children.
  • Precursors: All over the place. Since Codex Equus covers all canonical Generations of MLP settings, many societies and civilizations of the earlier 'Ages of Known History' plays this to those of later Ages, and sometimes Precursors plays this role to other Precursors. And that's not counting those that exist BEFORE Known History when all records are apocryphal and evidence are paleoarchaeological at best. Given the sheer scales of the setting, which covers up to BILLIONS of years of Deep Time, many, many, many precursor civilizations had risen and fallen well before Ponykind had its very first civilizations or even EXISTED. Incidentally, all this plays into central themes and tones of Vicious Cycles and the ultimate transience/fragility of all things.
  • Prince of Pranksters:
    • Arlequin is the literal Goddess of Pranks, and plays lighthearted pranks constantly, even on other gods. She gets it from her father Pakak, the God of Mischief and Discord's brother, who loves her pranks just as much.
    • Prince Puck, Empress Blackrose's eldest son, is a literal Prince due to being a First-Spawn son of the Changeling goddess, Empress Blackrose. He's also a lover of pranks and is usually good-natured about it... but he'll resort to meaner pranks if someone has managed to incur his wrath.
  • Princesses Rule:
    • A double-subversion with the Crystal Empire, back when it was actually an empire. The official title was "Empress/Emperor", but in recent history it switched to a Princess system, which explains why Princess Cadence rules over the empire despite being... well, a Princess.
    • The Equestrian Princesses, Celestia and her younger sister Luna, and Twilight all officially rule Equestria. Justified in that "Princess" is the highest official title in Equestria.
  • Properly Paranoid: Scarlet Bell feared the idea of Noble Grace and Bubbling Beaker retaliating against her for ruining their work as a filly, which became one of the reasons why she moved to the Grittish Isles and settled down for a quiet life. Years later, after her grandniece, Midnight Bell, ran off alone to save Page Wheel, she quickly learned that she was right to be fearful, as Noble Grace and Bubbling Beaker were also in the same country by sheer coincidence.
  • Pseudocanonical Fic: Codex Equus is essentially this, with a heavy dose of World Building and Fix Fic. While it's set in the world of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, it combines various elements from both the entire My Little Pony franchise itself and other media, creating a greatly-expanded universe. It also deconstructs, reconstructs, and subverts certain tropes from canon to make the overall story and setting seem believable.
  • Psychic Powers: Various individuals, both mortal and divine, wield this brand of magic, with varying degrees of power.
    • Emperor Golden Scepter is the Alicorn god of Psionics, so naturally he's a master at this. Some of his powers include telekinesis, teleportation, telepathy, psychic barriers, empathy, precognition and retrocognition. It's noted that he's so powerful that one of his Imperium-era Generals, Aurum Lupus, was rumored to have relied on divine empowerment in order to beat and nearly kill him at all, and it was rumored that even the mightiest of Alicorns couldn't match his potent mind. The Imperium of Ponykind also had the largest numbers of psychic ponies thanks to his influence, and he intends to do it again in the Fourth Age.
    • Many of Golden Scepter's Semi-Divine sons inherited some facet of his power from him, to varying degrees.
      • Prince Written Word has Telepathy and empathy. It's implied that these powers are what allowed him discern the sins of a corrupt arch-priest during his stay in a backwater Pony kingdom, as he would call him a "liar" shortly after encountering him. After he became an demi-Alicorn god and became the living embodiment of Truth, his telepathic and empathic abilities were enhanced tenfold to the point where he can invoke confessions, and see people as living corpses the more evil and insidious they are.
      • Much like his father, Prince Crimson Star embodies Psionics, and is believed in-universe to be a living representation of Golden Scepter's psionic talent. His entry notes that while he does have the same far-reaching abilities as his father, such as telepathy, telekinesis, empathy, and teleportation, he's able to take his powers to new heights because of his drive to see how far he can go. As such, he became capable of astral projection, creating black holes to suck in and devour his enemies, firing beams of pure psychic energy, and summoning bolts of psychic lightning. Because of his potential and incredible skill, it is believed that he might end up equaling or surpassing Golden Scepter, who is a powerful psychic himself, once he gets "older".
      • Much like Primarch Sanguinius, Prince Bright Eyes has precognitive abilities, except as the Alicorn demigod of Prophecy, his foresight is on a greater scale than those possessed by even his older brother, Crimson Star. His entry notes that he is skilled in psionic magic, bearing abilities like telepathy and psionic telekinesis, though he admits that Crimson Star is more powerful than him. His psychic powers allowed him to hear Rosy Dreams' telepathic cries for help, though he and Written Word had to be guided to Rosy's home by the spirit of Dust Bunny, Rosy's maid, in order to rescue the filly from Sweet Words.
      • As part of his domain of Animals, Prince Fanged Paw has telepathic and empathic abilities that allow him to form Psychic Links with one or more animals so he can see and hear through them, as well as calm and tame even the most ferocious beasts and monsters.
      • Prince Night Shade has telepathy, psionic telekinesis, empathy, and precognition thanks to being one of Golden Scepter's sons and being taught by his father in using psionic magic when he was very young. Having domains like Justice, Protection, and Karma bolstered the strength of his psychic powers even further.
      • Prince Red Blade has psionic telekinesis that was taught to him by Golden Scepter, which proves incredibly useful if for some reason he can't use the magical telekinesis that is extremely common among unicorns. And as the Alicorn demigod of Temperance, he has telepathic and empathic abilities that allow him to ebb negative emotions and discourage harmful mindsets, and like Blue Suede Heartstrings, the Alicorn god of Humility, he possesses a form of precognition that shows him a person's future depending on the actions they take.
    • While the full scope of her powers are currently unknown due to her very young age, Mentálne, the Bogolenya Deer goddess of Psychology, has telepathy and telekinesis, the latter which is purely mental unlike the typical kind used by Deerkind and Draconequui. She also has the impressive ability to create a psychic realm that serves as an impromptu counselor's office, in which her patients can talk things out and even vent their repressed feelings on psychic dummies created out of psychic energy.
    • As the Llama goddess of Enlightenment, Satori possesses extrasensory perception, Astral Projection, and telepathy.
    • Canteros, Amareros' firstborn son and the ancient god of Requited Love and Reconciliation, has these. His Love domains grant him empathy as well as precognition and retrocognition to a degree (through looking at "love ropes" that connect people), while his Reconciliation domain grants him telepathy and stronger precognition.
    • High King Irminsul has strong psychic powers that are enhanced by his divine domain of Deerkind, such as telekinesis, telepathy, empathy, and precognition. However, he pales in comparison to Golden Scepter, who is not only far older than him, but also embodies Psionics and was born a "prodigy deity", making him a far more powerful psychic.
    • Prince Stoltur Skjöldur, one of Pokhot's many divine and demi-divine children, has empathy and precognition, both of which he inherited from his mother.
    • Being the Alicorn god of Humility, Blue Suede Heartstrings has telepathic and empathic powers that allow him to detect dangerously swelled egos and encourage humility in people. He also has precognitive abilities that allow him to predict a person's future based on their moral actions, allowing him to redeem those with unchecked pride by warning them of the consequences of their actions.
    • Silver Bane, a Dhampyr and former Poenan champion, is noted to be a talented psychic with far-reaching Telepathy and telekinesis. After studying under the monks/disciples of Satori, he learned the "telepathic calming" technique, where he can telepathically calm feelings of anxiety and hostility in a person.
    • Crystal Prism, the Alicorn demigod of Rebirth and Change, has telepathy (which he uses to control butterflies), precognitive empathy, and can cast light-based illusions. He also has the same telekinetic magic that he had when he was Page Wheel the unicorn colt.
    • Blue Suede Heartstrings' older identical twin brother, Bossa Nova Heartstrings, has these as well. As part of his domain of Joy, he has telepathic and empathic powers that allow him to detect and spread joy. And due to being a Death god, he has clairvoyant powers in the form of sensing impending deaths and precognition in predicting how a person is going to die, which just motivates him to spread joy and comfort to the dead however he can.
    • After years of being used as a Spell Blade by Silver Bane, her "master" and eventual father figure, Mercy ended up developing the same telepathic and telekinetic powers as her first wielder.
    • Much like his parents, Kúzelník has psychic powers as part of his Sorcery domain, such as telekinesis, telepathy, teleportation, and empathy. He can do Astral Projection for certain attacks, though that leaves him vulnerable to threats designed to attack astral beings. He also has Irminsul's precognitive abilities, which he inherited from his father. By his own admission, though, he believes that his friend, Prince Crimson Star, is the better psychic among them due to embodying Psionics and being more adept with his powers. He is also dwarfed by Crimson Star's father, Golden Scepter, who also embodies Psionics but is much more ancient and powerful.
    • Kúzelník's older brother, Cernunnos, has telepathic and empathic abilities like his parents, though this is because he inherited his domain of Animals from his father.
    • High Queen Arvan, Irminsul's wife, has powerful psychic abilities and has almost the same techniques as him, though she lacks his foresight and is more skilled in utilizing psychic empathy and telepathy. Notably, she is capable of "emotion-bombing" by showing her enemies the suffering they have caused their victims and is quite experienced in controlling how long it would last, usually to punish them for their misdeeds. However, she still pales in comparison to Golden Scepter, who embodies Psionics and is a "prodigy deity" in addition to being much older than her.
    • As the Alicorn god of Psionics, Prince Healing Song has great psychic powers like Telepathy, psionic telekinesis, and empathy, but he is dwarfed in power by the likes of Emperor Golden Scepter and Prince Crimson Star. Both Golden Scepter and Crimson Star would teach him how to hone his powers, gaining new abilities like Astral Projection and psionic lightning, but Healing Song, due to his pacifism, recognizes the dangerous aspects of his domain and has applied his powers for supportive, mundane purposes instead, such as using his astral form to teach/help more students and using telepathy for long-range communication. It is believed In-Universe that Healing Song's Psionics domain came about because his innate psychic potential went unused for years due to his unawareness of it; when he Ascended to godhood, his psychic potential manifested as the Psionics domain.
    • Moon Ray Vaughoof's entry notes that he's a powerful psychic who specializes in precognition, and his Ascension enhanced his prophetic dreams to the point where they're more potent than Bossa Nova's. However, training under the Three Deaths led to him manifesting other abilities like psionic telekinesis, telepathy, and empathy. His Death domain also gives him clairvoyance that allows him to sense people's impending deaths.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!:
    • When Moon Ray Vaughoof forgave his father, Sunny Mane, for his foalhood abuse, he decided to repeat himself by punctuating his words in case his father's spirit decided to ignore him. It worked, as it's heavily speculated In-Universe that Sunny Mane was left shaken upon being forgiven by one of his sons who he once terrorized.
      Moon Ray Vaughoof: (to Sunny Mane) And if you think you can just shut me out, I'll say it again and again: I forgive you, Pops. I. Forgive. You.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: The Crystal Empire managed to win victories against the Giants during their war with Queen Colossos' Empire 1,500 years ago, but many of them were wrought at a heavy cost. And it is all but stated at the start that they didn't even win it, merely surviving the onslaught, and the fallout of which would lead to their downfall.
  • Pyrrhic Villainy: In the Codexverse, the inherent self-destructive nature of all things Evil and Villainous meant that no evil or villainy is sustainable in the long run, no matter how robust or how successful they are. The inverse however is also true for all things Good and Heroic, as they'll eventually fall to complacency and stagnation that makes them vulnerable to corruption and destruction, although it'll take much longer since they're not as inherently self-destructive. The only examples of evil and good that does not fall to this is when both heroism and villainy exists in a harmonious balance.
    • Noble Grace would lose everything twice because of interference from the Bell family, specifically Scarlet Bell and her grandniece, Midnight Bell, because they opposed her well-meaning yet horrific actions - she lost the resources and notes to continue her experiments, lost the magic that kept her young and was also one of her greatest assets, and would end up being exposed as an untrustworthy and villainous adult in the eyes of the public because of the harm she had caused. And while her experiments did result in Page Wheel becoming an Alicorn, she would never be able to enjoy the fruits of her labors as she was arrested, and her intentions of heralding a "new age" for Ponykind will ultimately be for naught as Page Wheel, now Crystal Prism, was encouraged to forge his own path and now encourages Rebirth and Change through helping people deal with stressful situations and improving themselves.


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