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Kilala97 (AKA: Ki) is an artist who is well known for making next generation OC's of the cast of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, mainly the Mane 6, Celestia, Luna, and various other Ponyville characters. Her OC's are very well received for their well-drawn designs and detailed personalities. Her works have inspired many fan fictions based on the Next Gen characters from her universe, mainly focusing on the lives of the next generation children, working off of their personalities to set up various situations that often test and display their character traits.

She also has a group dedicated her characters, a Wiki page, a Tumblr page, as well as her own Fimfiction account.


Stories centered around Kilala's work (Any tropes for these stories must go to their respective trope pages):

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     By Between Lines 

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     By Black Skulls 

     By Borsuq 

     By cemfin 

     By Chaotic Lightning 

     By Chelis 

     By Cobolt Soundwave 

     By Darkness Rising 

     By The Dragon Warlock 

     By Ebony Stallion 

     By Equestrian Riders 

     By Fiction Freek 

     By Flightless 

     By Illumipony 

     By isuckdotcom 

     By Lumino Zero 

     By Michael Ravencroft 

     By The Messenger 

     By Not A Real Ponydotcom 

     By The Princess Rarity 

     By Punsz 

     By Revenant Ghost 

     By Riter 

     By Solid Ferret 

     By Swift Swap 

     By Twinkletail 

Kilala's Work Contains Elements Of:

  • Art Evolution: Kilala has redrawn/redesigned her characters to fit her evolving art style and move away from the traditional MLP G4 style.
  • Ascended Extra: Most of the Mane Six's husbands were these (except for Fluttershy, who never married and adopted Anthea instead).
  • Animesque: The art style helps some of these expressions pop up sometimes.
  • Blind and the Beast: Anthea and Turquoise Blitz, though aside from the Fantastic Racism he experienced from his schoolmates, he's apparently considered quite attractive.
  • Crossover: With the Pandoraverse on more than one occasion.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Prism and (surprisingly) Anthea.
  • Female Gaze: Most notable example is from Dat Blur where this is pulled off by Anthea, who manages this while being legally blind.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Nidra with Anthea as part of their Love Triangle.
  • Furry Reminder: Pegasi, it seems, take dust baths to clean their wing feathers.
  • Gamer Chick:
  • Gender Bender: Starlight used magic to temporarily turn herself into a stallion so that she and Trixie could conceive a child.
  • Glowing Eyes: In humanized art, the eyes of magic users glow when they cast spells.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: A couple, as a result of Interspecies Romances. Claire and T are half-dragon half-pony ("draconies"), while Illusion is half-alicorn half-draconequus.
  • Happily Married: Most, if not all, of the original cast.
  • Hypothetical Casting: Kilala's ideas for her characters voices are provided here.
  • Interspecies Romance: Between Spike and Rarity, as well as Celestia and Discord. Their children—namely Claire and Illusion, and T and Anthea—go through it as well.
  • Long-Lived: Discord, the natural-born alicorns, and dragons are the most long lived, and presumably Illusion, as the son of Celestia and Discord, would have a comparable lifespan. Hybrids of these, however, have shorter lifespans, though still in the range of centuries. Ponies who ascended to alicornhood only get a slight boost on their normal lifespan, in the range of decades.
  • Old Shame: It seems Kilala is ashamed of having paired Spike and Rarity.
  • Original Character: The vast bulk of the cast, of both the next gen and "standard" varieties.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: Almost a certainty given the way races which are naturally Long-Lived have children with normal ponies, producing children with lifespans intermediate to their parents'.
  • Power Glows: When unicorns, alicorns, (half-)dragons or draconequi use magic in humanized art, their hands glow with colored light, which extends in elaborate glowing designs up their arms—the more intense the magic, the more extensive the glow. If the glow extends past the shoulders and face, then the caster has lost control of their magic and something’s very wrong.
  • Retcon:
    • Valiant Heart was originally an only child, up until Flurry Heart's reveal, at which point Kilala retconned her in as Valiant's older sister.
    • Dove's original parents were Trixie and an unknown pegasus stallion, until Kilala retconned Trixie and Starlight Glimmer as her parents following "No Second Prances".
  • Ship Tease: A lot. The only canon couples are Claire x Illusion, Valiant X June, and T x Annie, but Kilala has teased quite a few more ships (many mutually exclusive). She even made designs and art for crackship next-next gens, some in direct contradiction of the canon ships.
    • Amber in particular gets this quite a bit. As Kilala put it, "you can tell who someone's favorite character is based on who they ship with the most amount of other characters"
  • Uneven Hybrid: Several of the next-next gen children, specifically the children of next-gen Half-Human Hybrids and full-blooded ponies, are a quarter or so dragon and pony for the rest. Depending on how different one considers regular ponies, bat ponies, and alicorns, some shade into Heinz Hybrid.
  • Uptown Girl: Golden Delicious the farmboy and Crème de la Crème the socialite. Also gender reversed for Del's cousin, Red June, and Prince Valiant Heart.
  • Wacky Cravings: While carrying T, Rarity developed cravings for gems. She couldn't follow through with them for obvious reasons.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: Explored with the possible future in which Anthea dies of old age leaving Turquoise to mourn for decades afterward. It's implied that his father, Spike, still goes to pieces on the anniversary of Rarity's death, as well.
  • Winged Humanoid: In a slight variation, pegasi in humanized artwork can summon and dismiss their wings at will, although they do so by sprouting and retracting feathers along their arms, faces and chests, rather than sprouting a third set of limbs.
    • The wings of humanized bat ponies and winged draconies work in a similar manner but without feathers, although draconies sprout scales over their shoulders and faces when they summon their wings.
    • Alicorn wings, regardless of wing type, sprout from their shoulders when summoned as a third set of limbs.