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A series of fanfics based on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and My Little Pony: Equestria Girls found on written by Banshee531.

The series retells the events of Friendship Is Magic in an Alternate Universe with Flash Sentry playing a main role. His presence in the mane group causes changes big and small to occur, as well as deal with his own adventures.

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This series of fanfics provides examples of:

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Lightning Blitz was this to Rarity when they first met. He flirted with her and asked her out but she was disgusted with him due to his bad attitude towards her friends and his terrible fashion sense. Subverted later when Rarity starts to warm up to him after he changes is ways and moves to Ponyville, slowly starting to return his feelings and forming a friendship with him.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: Many characters appear sooner than they did in canon, either as a major role or just a cameo.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Trixie starts the same way she did in canon, as a traveling show-mare who lied about her achievements to make herself look better and show off. But, thanks to being saved by Flash from some crooks earlier, she opens up to him and his friends and helps them stop the group of crooks that attacked her. She decides to better herself, and later becomes the apprentice of Princess Luna.
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  • All Just a Dream: Springer's Hedgehog Day experience is revealed to be an artificial dream he had while on a "Vision Quest" after some "Vision Quest Potion" spills on his head at Zecora's hut.
  • Always Someone Better: Flash accomplished a lot since moving to Ponyville with Twilight, but despite his achievements and confidence he couldn’t beat Sombra, even with Ruby's help, and the two of them are almost killed by the dark unicorn. Though Flash does help his friends beat Sombra in the end he is well aware that he was overconfident and almost died because of it.
    • The Royal Knight Skybreaker also suffered this similar to Flash when he was a rookie. He was cocky and took too many risks, thinking he was invincible, but when he fought a unicorn whose sword skills were like nothing he had seen before or since, he only survived because his mentor sacrificed himself by taking a lethal blow to the heart that was meant for Skybreaker and managed to injure the unicorn enough for Skybreaker to win.
    • Trixie, even after earning her place as Luna's apprentice, constantly compares her progress to Twilight's. She takes Twi's ascension to princess as a sign she will never catch up.
  • Almost Kiss:
    • After Soarin mends Rainbow's clipped wing and they chat for awhile the two slowly start to lean in closer to each other, before they are interrupted by the medic coming through the door and they jolt away. Subverted in their second attempt, where they are uninterrupted.
    • When Flash and Twilight are forced to spend time together alone on a ship, they slowly start to reminisce over how much their lives have changed and how it all started the day they met. The two slowly begin to lean their faces closer to each other, only to be interrupted when the ship they are on crashes into a reef.
  • Ambiguous Ending: The final scene in "Magic Duel" has Twilight and Trixie preparing for a friendly duel to see which one of them is the real "number one princess student". The chapter ends just as the duel begins, with the winner never revealed.
  • Anger Born of Worry: Twilight does this to Flash a lot due to him always putting himself in danger. This was especially after he almost died against Sombra.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Lightning Dust is this just like in canon, though it is much more blatant. She and Rainbow start off on good terms, but Lightning makes it clear she has no interest in making friends and thinks they would only slow her down. When Rainbow is made lead pony instead of her, and she is just Rainbow's wing pony, she drops the "in sheep's clothing part" entirely and becomes openly hostile to Rainbow, disobeying every order she gives to try to prove she is better than her.
  • Bonding Over Missing Parents: When Lightning Blitz helps Big Mac with his Apple bucking, the two slowly start to bond when Big Mac tells Lightning that his parents are both dead, and Lightning says he knows how that feels since he lost his mom at about the same age.
  • Brain Bleach: Springer actually wants this to happen to him after he spies on Rainbow's house and sees her and Soarin do something together.
    Springer: Memory, please fail me now.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Flash and Twilight are turned into humans when they step through the mirror portal to the human world and lose their flight and magic. Flash also realizes later that he cannot enter the Theta Mode either.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: When Flash and Scootaloo finally meet their birth parents, Flash calls them both out for abandoning them at orphanages and never once trying to meet them when the were growing up. Flash turns out to be more angry at them than Scootaloo mainly because of how much he struggled as a kid after the orphanage he was in caught fire and he had to live on the streets until he met Twilight and her family. Flash eventually forgives his parents after he cools down by talking to Twilight and sees them put themselves in danger to protect him and Scootaloo.
  • Can't Catch Up: Trixie feels this way towards Twilight. Despite becoming Princess Luna's student, not only does Twilight have years more experience than her, she became an alicorn, something Trixie feels she can never compete against.
  • Captain Obvious Reveal: In-Universe, Flash treats the big reveal that Shining Armor and Cadance are getting married as one since he knew they had been dating for years and they were always making goo-goo eyes at each other. He also literally had to spell it out to Twilight to get her to realize who Mi Amore Cadenza was and stated everypony knew they were dating.
  • Catch-Phrase: Before Grand Hoof goes into battle he says the phrase "count up your sins" to his opponent as a warning, since they'll need to explain them when they get to the other side. This also doubles as a Pre Asskicking Oneliner. Since Grand Hoof is often viewed as the leader of the Royal Knights it also leads to a few of them using it themselves from time to time.
  • Chekhov's Gun:
    • When Discord lists several random facts about Flash during their fight he offhandedly mentions Flash has the rare triple Z blood type. Flash later remembers this when he learns that Scootaloo has the same blood type, meaning he can donate some of his blood for her in a blood transfusion.
    • Soarin demonstrates a technique he learned during his race with Rainbow called the Theta State. Flash is shown training to try to achieve this state during numerous chapters in Season 2 afterwards and later achieves it during the Changeling Invasion in "A Canterlot Wedding".
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Flash and Twilight have been best friends ever since childhood, and slowly their friendship has evolved into something more, even if it takes them both a long time to realize it.
  • Crash-Into Hello: Flash and Twilight first meet each other this way as kids. While Twilight, her family, and Cadance are all heading to Donut Joe's for Twilight's birthday she bumps into Flash when they round the corner just after he tried to steal some of the donuts Joe made for Twi's party.
    • Soarin and Rainbow bump into each other at the Wonderbolt Academy twice, both times are after Rainbow just got out of the shower. When Soarin points out this happening, Rainbow jokes that he should watch where he is going.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Flash is one, big time. He loves mocking his opponents and making quick jokes about stuff they said. It's much like Spider-Man, only not with as much punch.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Gender reversed examples. Both Iron Core and Lightning Blitz started off as jerks who belittled Flash and his friends, but overtime came become a lot nicer and open.
    • Iron Core starts as an apprentice knight just like Flash, but is rude to him and his friends for seeing them as small and weak. Although willing to risk his life for any of them he only sees it as part of the job and is not interested in making friends with anyone. Once he is sent to live in Ponyville though, Fluttershy slowly starts to get through to him and have him open up about himself. He starts to be more respectful to others around him and sees there is more ways to be strong than just physical strength, something he recognizes Fluttershy has.
    • Lightning Blitz had been a bully towards Flash for most of his life, jealous that a no one like him was chosen as an apprentice over him. After Lightning is beaten by Flash in Canterlot and is punished for his crimes he resolves to be a better pony and become what his grandfather Grand Hoof believed he could. After making his return he joins Flash and Iron as a local defender to make up for his past. He also begins to bond with Rarity, who had previously rejected his advancements towards her.
  • Double Entendre: When Lightning Blitz first meets Rarity, he quickly becomes attracted to her and smugly tries to flirt with her. He tries to ask her out, saying they should go "make some sweet music" away from the others. Rarity immediately turns him down.
  • Driven by Envy:
    • Lightning Blitz has always been jealous of Flash for being made Grand Hoof's apprentice instead of him, Grand Hoof's own grandson, and feels that Flash is an unworthy street rat. He acted on this by bullying Flash and his friends and insulting Grand Hoof for what he saw as ignorance. He eventually drops this when he makes a Heel–Face Turn after Flash defeats him, letting go of his jealousy and working to better himself and become worthy of being a knight.
    • Lightning Dust becomes jealous of Rainbow Dash as soon as Rainbow is make lead pony instead of her. She disobeys every order Rainbow gives her and tries to show her up during practice to show that she is more worthy of Rainbow to be lead pony.
  • Driven to Suicide: After Springer spends countless times reliving the same hour again and again in a loop before dying in an explosion each time, he becomes bored after failing to find the culprit and having fun around town by doing everything he can until nothing is fun anymore. Believing there is nothing else he can do, he tries to kill himself with Flash’s sword, Lightbringer, believing that will stop the loop. His suicide attempt fails when Twilight casts a spell that makes the blade transparent so Springer cannot stab himself with it. It is later revealed that the experience was All Just a Dream, and Springer could not die anyway.
  • Early-Bird Cameo:
    • Towards the end of "Into the Forest" a mysterious female shrinks the Scorpentine that stung Scootaloo and claims she has plans for it. The figure is revealed to be Queen Chrysalis, when the same Scorpentine appears in the caves beneath Canterlot guarding Princess Cadance, Twilight and Flash.
    • In “Shipping”, Sandbar appears during Twilight and Flash’s date, fanboying over Flash Sentry, and asking for his autograph.
    • The last scene in "Rainbow Rocks" the human versions of Flash Sentry, Lightning Blitz, and Ruby Scarlet meet with the human version of Twilight and help her with her investigation on CHS.
  • Elite Mook: Good example; Royal Knights are far superior to the standard Royal Guard. They are the second highest security force in Equestria, with only the princesses above them. At the start of the series only 12 Royal Knights are alive, and only a few apprentices are seen throughout the series.
  • Expy: Springer the Jakhowl is one to Riolu. His Battle form is one to Lucario, and Shade the Trickster is one for Zorua and Zoroark.
  • Finger Muzzle: Adagio does this to Sonata to get her to shut up about how cute Flash looks.
  • First Kiss:
    • Soarin and Rainbow Dash share their first kiss together at the end of "Wonderbolts Academy" after Soarin assures her that she's going to be just fine as a lead pony, and she's already ten times the leader he ever was.
    • Sunset Shimmer steals Flash's first kiss when she confronts him in the Band Room, and mocks him over it.
  • For Want of a Nail: The events from the tv show and movies are retold with Flash Sentry now playing a main role.
    • Wonderbolt Academy is retold with Soarin being present at the academy.
  • Forceful Kiss: When Sunset Shimmer confronts Flash in the Band Room in CHS she grabs him by his jacket and forces his face to hers, smashing their lips together in a deep kiss after he claims there is nothing she can do to surprise him after all he has been through.
  • Frame-Up: Lightning Blitz and Solid Script are framed for having stolen a famous painting, the Mona Lipizzaner. The police are too lazy to investigate the crime scene or suspects any further, so it falls on Flash and Discord to investigate and clear their names.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: Flash and Twilight go through this in "Walking a Mile in Each Others Horse Shoes".
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar:
    • When Lightning Blitz first meets Rarity, he quickly becomes attracted to her after getting a good look at her and tries to flirt with her, suggesting they "make some sweet music." It could be that he was just trying to rudely ask her out on a date, but is also equally likely he was suggesting a one night stand with her, despite having only just met her.
    • In "Jakhowl-Day" Rainbow quickly tries to head home as soon as she can and avoids telling her friends why when they ask her what is up. Later when Springer checks on Rainbow at her home during one of his loops he sees her let Soarin into her home and is horrified by what he sees them do inside. It is strongly implied, especially with the reveal Rainbow and Soarin are in a Secret Relationship, that Springer accidentally witnessed them having sex.
  • Glass Cannon: Toxic the bat pony is a very dangerous enemy due to being a Poisonous Person and able to damage anyone he touches with poison. But, when Flash fights through the pain of his poison long enough to hold him in place he is taken down with just one hit via a point blank blast from Flash's gear.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Flash is scarred during his battle with Sombra, leaving a giant X shaped scar across his chest.
  • Green-Eyed Monster:
    • Twilight becomes jealous when Trixie makes plans to ask out Flash, fearing what might happen if the two become a couple. This later becomes reversed when Trixie becomes jealous of Twilight after Twilight becomes an alicorn, believing that it means she can never catch up to her.
    • Similarly, Wild Smile becomes jealous when Cheese Sandwich arrives in Ponyville and reveals his history with Pinkie Pie, afraid that this will lead to the two of them becoming a couple.
  • Groin Attack: After Flash rejects Sunset's advancements and says he won't fall for her tricks again she responds by immediately kneeing him in the groin. This is especially painful for Flash since he is still getting use to his human body. Sunset briefly mocks him over this before kneeing him a second time and leaving him on the floor in pain.
  • Ground Hog Day Loop: Refered to as a Hedgehog Day in the series. Springer finds himself trapped in one, where he keeps reliving the exact same hour over and over again, with Ponyville being destroyed by an explosion at the end of the hour and killing everyone, including him. He relives the same hour countless times trying to find out who caused the explosion, then just relaxing and leaning more about everyone in town when he gets stressed after failing to stop the explosion. He and the others eventually stop the loop by destroying a time loop scroll Trixie cast, then stop the town from being destroyed by the explosion with Springer trying to pull a Heroic Sacrifice. The experience is slightly downplayed with The Reveal that everything was just a dream Springer had on a "Vision Quest" and only two hours passed in the real world, but the everything he learned about everyone in town was true and he kept the skills he developed while in the loop.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Attempted by Springer. After finding a bomb that will blow up Ponyville, and no way to transport it due to an anti-magic field, Springer puts his own shield around himself and the bomb and instructs Twilight to contain the both of them once the bomb goes off and the anti-magic field disappears. It is subverted when the countdown reaches zero and it is revealed Springer had actually just finished a "Vision Quest", and thus did not die from his supposed sacrifice.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: This is Tidal's response to Twilight when she is shocked that he cut off a pirate's oxygen for several seconds when interrogating him. Twilight appears to take this advice to heart when she later throws an entire group of pirates into the ocean then zaps them with an electric spell, albeit a non-lethal one, for threatening her friends, which even Rainbow Dash states is brutal.
  • An Ice Person: Trixie becomes efficient in ice magic after her comic adventure got her interested in it.
  • Ignored Expert:
    • When the girls decide to deliver a care package to Rainbow at the Wonderbolts Academy to cheer up Pinkie Pie, Flash is the only one who objects to the idea, stating that he has learned from Soarin what they do at the academy when they are recruiting cadets and they cannot just show up unannounced. He states they could all potentially get in trouble if they do, including him potentially losing his apprenticeship. Twilight acknowledges he has a point, but ultimately decides to ignore him and forces him to cooperate with the group.
    • They later do this again when Flash, Iron, and Lightning all warn them that finding out where A.K. Yearling lives so they can help her finish her book quicker is a bad idea and is how restraining orders are filed, plus it would be bad if Twilight, the newest princess, looked like a stalker. They once again ignore them and force Flash to come with them.
  • Impossible Task: The third test of The Great Test is designed to be this. Flash is given the task to cross a twenty foot wide lava pit safely while he has been stripped of his ability to fly. After considering all possibilities, Flash comes to the difficult conclusion that there is no way for him to safely cross the lava pit. This turns out to have been the correct decision, since he realized the task presented was impossible and he didn't attempt it, passing the final test and proving he has the judgment and skills to be a leader.
  • Knighting: After defeating Longhorn, saving Fluttershy, and learning to let go of his anger instead of letting it control him and seek revenge, Iron Core is knighted by the four alicorns as the newest Royal Knight, and is dubbed by his mentor Skybreaker as the Metal Guardian.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: This is the first part of Lightning Blitz's plan in The Battle of Canterlot. After taking the entire city hostage and daring every citizen to try to find him and his companions, he and his friends set up enchanted runes around town that ensnare several victims at once. The ponies caught in the enchantment are trapped until the strongest is determined by a fight, forcing the groups to turn on each other and knock each other out in order to continue. This dwindles the heroes numbers while simultaneously exhausting them and damaging the trust and friendship between them.
  • Moment Killer: When Flash and Twilight are set up on a date by their friends in the hopes they will hookup, the budding romance is unfortunately interrupted by several fans of the two recognizing them and distract them from each other. Later when they are put on a boat in the middle of the ocean by their friends, isolated from anyone else, their romantic moment is again ruined when their ship crashes into a reef, and the two decide to focus on getting to shore.
  • Never My Fault: Grand Hoof's son Doom Raizer blames his father for everything that has ever happened to him in his life. This ranges from his childhood to the deaths of his mother and wife and even what has happened to his own son Lightning Blitz. While Grand admits he should have done a better job raising Doom and being in his life more, he also states he has brought his misfortune on himself. This is made prominent when Grand says his Catch-Phrase "count up your sins" to Doom before their battle, and Doom responds that he has no sins.
  • No-Sell: It is explained that Tirek can only drain magic, not life force. This makes him unable to drain jakhowls like Springer of their power because Aura is made up of life force, not magic.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • Offscreen, the Cutie Mark Crusaders caused The Renegade Farm Equipment Incident.
    • Applejack says she can't let Big Mac or Granny Smith give Apple Bloom The Talk because of The 'Grape Family Incident.
  • Not What I Signed on For: Lightning Blitz, after joining Flash and Iron as the newest defender of Ponyville, is a little frustrated when Flash has him doing tasks like babysitting the Cutie Mark Crusaders and helping with various odd jobs around town instead of helping defend the town from threats. Flash needs to explain to him that keeping the peace means more than just fighting bad guys.
  • Oblivious to Love: Twilight and Flash play this not only towards each other but themselves too, not even realizing they have feeling for each other until years after becoming friends. Even Princess Cadance, the princess of love, has been trying in vain for years to get the two of them to hook up.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: First Aid and Heather Bloom have been partners for years, always seen together and are some of the closest Royal Knights seen. However, there are no hints of any romance between them, they are both just really good friends.
  • Poisonous Person: Toxic the bat pony developed his poison at age 10, but unlike the rest of his kind it affects anyone he so much as touches. This made him feared and an outcast to his own kind.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Rainbow slowly grows frustrated with Lightning Dust's attitude and disobedience but manages to stay calm. When Lightning asks why she should care she almost got Rainbow's friends killed because they aren't her friends, Rainbow finally snaps and slams into Lightning, pinning her down and screaming that caring about what happens to those around you is basic "ponanity".
  • Reasonable Authority Figure:
    • Grand Hoof, as the oldest living Royal Knight he often acts as their leader and makes decisions for the group. He also took on Flash as his apprentice when he was just a child, despite having lived on the streets most of his life, because he saw great potential in him.
    • Soarin acts as one as second-in-command of the Wonderbolts. He is still perfectly friendly to those around him and is able to callout Spitfire when he knows that she is making a mistake.
  • Related in the Adaptation:
    • Trixie mentions that her family line could be traced all the way back to Starswirl The Bearded.
    • It is eventually revealed that Flash Sentry and Scootaloo are long-lost siblings.
  • Rescue Romance: Soarin develops a crush on Rainbow Dash after she saves him and two of his teammates during The Best Young Flyers competition. Rainbow later develops her own crush on Soarin after hanging out with him.
  • Revenge Before Reason: When Iron Core learns that Longhorn, the killer of his parents, has escaped prison, he abandons his post in Ponyville without saying a word to anyone and heads to Dodge Junction, Longhorn's last known location, in an attempt to get his revenge on him. This leads to him fighting outnumbered against Longhorn's goons and getting curb-stomped against Longhorn himself due to having no backup and not being able to control his anger against him.
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: Flash figured out that Twilight was jealous of Trixie and assured her she has nothing to be worry about. But he assumes she is jealous because Trixie is getting better with magic and is endangering Twilight's status as the princess's number one student, and assures her she is still great at magic and is now simply tied with Trixie. Twilight was actually jealous of Trixie getting close with Flash and was afraid what might happen if they started a relationship, and Flash's cluelessness to this angers not only her but Trixie as well.
  • Running Gag: Twilight constantly tugs on Flash's ear with her magic throughout the series, usually when he annoys her or disagrees with her.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Played for Laughs; when Twilight worries about a warning she got from Future Twilight and eventually decides to stop time to prevent a disaster from happening, Iron Core immediately declares he's out and leaves the library.
  • Secret Relationship:
    • Flash believes that Shining Armor was trying to keep his relationship with Cadance a secret, though if that is the case it was a very bad one since literally everypony except Twilight knew about it before their wedding.
    • It is revealed in "Jakhowl-Day" that Rainbow Dash and Soarin have been in a relationship ever since Rainbow's time at the Wonderbolts Academy. They kept it secret because they didn't want everyone to think Rainbow was getting special treatment, but at the end of the chapter come clean about it to their friends after some encouragement from Springer.
  • Series Fic: The Flash Sentry Chronicles is a series that retells the events of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic in an Alternate Universe with Flash Sentry playing a main role. This story adapts all the seasons and movies and is currently on season 4.
  • Sexy Discretion Shot: When Springer spies on Rainbow's home, to see if she is accidentally responsible for the explosion that happens in his Ground Hog Day Loop, and describes what he sees to Time Turner through his mic, he takes a closer look after seeing Rainbow let Soarin into her home. While spying in he describes where they are going to Time Turner until he becomes horrified at what he sees them doing, but declares they are both innocent. His comments later, and the reveal that Rainbow and Soarin were in a Secret Relationship and spent about two hours in her home alone together, imply Springer accidentally witnessed the two of them having sex.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • Princess Cadance has been trying to get Flash and Twilight together for years. It soon becomes clear that all of their friends want this to happen for them. Even the human counterparts of their friends immediately pick up that there is more to them than just friendship. Their friends eventually try to get them together by setting them up on a date when they are alone which almost works.
    • Once Rainbow's mom, Windy Whistles, meets Soarin and realizes how close he and Rainbow are she becomes ecstatic at her daughter dating a Wonderbolt and even begins fantasizing about their wedding, much to Rainbow's embarrassment.
  • Ship Tease: There are many different moments between various couples throughout the series.
    • The main pairing is Flash and Twilight. They have been friends since childhood and Flash has been living with her just as long. They act like siblings towards each other, but everyone else knows there is something more between them, even before they themselves do.
    • Soarin was first mentioned by Flash to Rainbow, and he promised to introduce the two of them someday. Later at the Best Young Flyers competition Flash tells Soarin all about Rainbow and Soarin admits she sounds awesome. Soarin develops a crush on Rainbow after she saves him and his teammates and the two later end up spending time together and becoming pen pals. At the end of "Wonderbolts Academy" the two share a kiss together and it is later revealed in Season 4 that they became a couple.
    • Pinkie and Wild Smile first met at The Battle of Canterlot, and kept complimenting each other while fighting each other, which Spike called "flirting". Wild later moves to Ponyville and meets up with Pinkie. They hang out a few times, including with him helping to take care of the Cake twins. Pinkie ends up kissing him on the cheek twice, which he clearly enjoys.
    • After Iron Core moves to Ponyville as its second defender he and Fluttershy end up spending a lot of time together. She helps him open up to the town and not be so grumpy all the time, and he ends up helping her gain more courage in herself and slowly becomes protective of her. After he encouraged her to help with the tornado to gather water for Cloudsdale's water reserves she kisses him on the cheek as thanks. Iron later says his home is wherever Fluttershy is, and the two share a passionate kiss when Iron becomes a Royal Knight, at the very same spot they first met.
    • Rarity still has some moments with Spike like in canon, even spending Hearts and Hooves Day with him. She has also had some with Lightning Blitz though. When they first meet, Lightning quickly becomes attracted to her once he gets a good look at her, purring and flirting at her before asking her out, but she turns him down immediately due to his bad attitude towards her friends and bad fashion sense. Once he changes his ways and is invited by Flash to Ponyville to start over, Rarity is one of the first ponies he tries to earn trust from. She is willing to give him a chance, and when he commissions a cloak from her she gives it to him free of charge as long as he remains on this new path.
  • Shout-Out: Many references to other series are made.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Springer spent all of Season 1 voiceless, with only Flash able to understand him and needing to translate what he said to the others. In Season 2 though, after a training exercise with Flash he is finally able to speak properly and can now communicate with everyone around him.
  • Super Mode:
    • After training to use the Theta State, a meditation technique that only lasts a few seconds but allows the users senses and instincts to be heightened to the point everything around them is moving in slow motion, throughout Season 2, Flash eventually manages to find a way to enter it at will and have it last as long as he wants, thus dubbing it the "Theta Mode." Flash later gains another form due to his mysterious powers. When pushed to his limits he gains a mysterious suit of armor, allowing him to easily turn a pack of Timberwolves to toothpicks and easily knock out Iron, Lightning, and Soarin in a three on one fight.
    • Both Jakhowls and Tricksters have "battle forms", which is essentially what their adult forms look like, allowing them to grow taller and doubles their power. It takes massive amounts of aura in order to achieve this form but after proper training it becomes their default mode instead of their smaller standard forms. Shade managed to achieve his battle form after going through Doom Raizer's experiments, but Springer managed to achieve his battle form naturally.
    • Iron Core's Celestic Gear changes when he decides to stop fighting for revenge and instead to protect everyone he loves. His gear gains the ability to change from its regular spear form to a set of armor, complete with spikes that can be shot and a spearhead on his tail that can change into different weapons.
  • "Take That!" Kiss: Sunset forces a deep kiss on Flash, stunning him. She mocks him for having stole his First Kiss and mockingly flirts with him while he's stunned silent, offering him a second kiss. When he regains his senses and refuses she responds by kneeing him in the groin and laughing at his pain.
  • Taken for Granite: Gorgenia has a forbidden spell that allows her to turn anyone she makes direct eye contact with to stone, if she knows what it is she is turning to stone. She uses this spell to turn the Mane 6 and Cadance to stone and later does the same to Shining Armor. But, the spell is only temporary on Cadance since she was not always an alicorn, she was originally a pegasus, and once Gorgenia is defeated the effects of the spell reverse and return everyone to normal.
  • The Talk: Applejack mentions she has not given this to Apple Bloom yet, and states she can't leave it to Big Mac and Granny Smith because of The 'Grape Family Incident.
  • That Man Is Dead: Downplayed, after Flash learns that is real name is Flash Relic he chooses to keep going by the name Flash Sentry since that is who he is now and he still doesn't know everything about his past.
    Flash: I think I'd prefer to remain Flash Sentry, I'm pretty sure that's who I am today, not Flash Relic. After all, I was just looking for answers to who I was, but I still don't have them. Until then...I think Flash Relic will stay there, lost to that fire all those years ago.
    • Played Straight when Flash yells at his birth parents, Trail Blazer and Misty Veil, to not call him Flash Relic, saying Flash Relic died when the orphanage they left him at burned down.
  • Valentine's Day Episodes: "Hearts and Hooves Day" shows several members of the Mane 6 each spending time with their love interests on the titled holiday.
  • Villainous Crush: Sonata develops a crush on Flash immediately after seeing him, drooling a bit at him and giving him suggestive looks. Adagio invites Flash to join them when they are done because of Sonata's crush on him, but when Flash turns down the offer Sonata pouts before teasing Flash that he "just missed out."
  • Villainesses Want Heroes: Sunset openly flirts with Flash in the human world, even forcing a surprise kiss on him and asking him if he wants a second one while he's flustered, and telling him she'll make it up to him for framing him and Twilight by letting him take her out on a date sometime. Downplayed as Sunset is not actually in love with him and makes it clear she only wants him around to act as a boy toy.
  • We Can Rule Together: Sombra offers his childhood friend Ruby Scarlet a chance to rule by his side as his queen, which she refuses.
  • We Will Meet Again: After Spitfire expels Lightning Dust from the Wonderbolts Academy, Lightning vows she'll have revenge on Rainbow one day.
    Lightning Dust: I'll get you back for this Rainbow Dash. One day, you'll pay.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Trixie's father is a teacher Manehatten Institute for Magical Learning, which has a very high standard for students. Trixie attended for awhile but dropped out when she couldn't keep up with the standards due to her average magic, disappointing her father. So she travels Equestria with her show and boasts about herself to get praise from others to make up for her father never giving her any.
  • Woman Scorned: Played for Laughs; after Twilight and Trixie realize that Flash is completely oblivious to both of them having feelings for him, they both respond by angrily beating him to a pulp, despite Twilight finally beginning to realize her feelings for him and Trixie having made plans to ask him out.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are:
    • Soarin assures Rainbow Dash that she is going to be a great leader, when she starts to feel pressure from the position. He says that he felt the same way when he first became a lead pony, and he turned out just fine, and Rainbow is already ten times the leader he ever was. This reassurance leads to the two of them sharing a kiss, and becoming a couple.
    • A flashback showed Princess Luna reassure Trixie about her skills and position as her student when Trixie questions her own abilities.
  • You Fight Like a Cow: Flash throws insults and taunts at his enemies enough it would make even Spider-Man proud.
  • You Have Got to Be Kidding Me!: Flash says this when he sees Rainbow Dash faking being injured in "Rainbow Falls."


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