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Wandering Moon is a Fallout 3/My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Crossover by Ed2481 on featuring the Lone Wanderer and Princess Luna.

What if during the final battle against Celestia, Nightmare Moon was not sent to the moon, but instead to the Capital Wasteland?

Now stranded in a hostile and violent world quite unlike their own, Luna and Nightmare Moon must work together to make their way home and reclaim the throne that is rightfully theirs.

However, the alicorn and her nightmare aren't the only ones searching for something. Joining them on their quest is Sarah Summers, a young woman recently kicked out of Vault 101 who holds a destiny greater than any other in the Wasteland.

Together, a Princess, a Nightmare, and a Wanderer must traverse a violent and unstable Wasteland while dark shadows seek to blot out the wandering moon.


Wandering Moon contains examples of:

  • A God Am I: As to be expected, Braun once more proves to be a completely irredeemable control freak with delusions of grandeur brought on by his control of Tranquility Lane.
  • Always Chaotic Evil: Raiders and Super Mutants like in the game retain their roles as pure evil antagonists.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Luna does not like Necromancy. She usually executes anyone or anything related to it. This includes ghouls who greatly resemble zombies. Fortunately, Sarah manages to talk her out of killing any non-feral ones.
    • She's also not a horse. She's an alicorn.
  • Battle Couple: Sarah and Luna, eventually.
  • BFS: Both Luna and Celestia have them, though Luna’s silver broadsword Daybreaker is much more prominent.
  • Bestiality Is Depraved: Wadsworth (Sarah’s robotic butler) is horrified by the idea of his master sleeping with what equates to a horse even before Sarah and Luna hook up.
    • Even so, those two have caught surprisingly little flak for their relationship, despite being quite open about it. James barely even raises an eyebrow.
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    • Played straighter later on, when Sarah and Luna meet two raiders who apparently had certain interactions with a Brahmin. They are suitably disgusted.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Said verbatim by Nim when they're planning on saving Reily's Rangers.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Sure, Sarah gets out alive and Luna gets to go home to an Equestria that loves her, but on the other hand... the two are separated seemingly forever
  • Bodyguard Crush: Seems to be the default romance for the Princesses of Equestria with both Celestia and Cadence finding their loves from the Guard. An even straighter example is Rainbow Dash and Twilight Sparkle with Rainbow acting as her bodyguard with a 'secret' crush.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Celestia versus Xanthos’s army. She takes it on virtually alone and comes out of it without so much as a scratch on her armour.
    • Another can be found when Clover and her daughter raid a warehouse where Xanthos is attempting to summon an Ursa Major and they wipe the floor with everyone inside.
    • James' epic take down of a Talon Company mercenary in a hand-to-hand fight outside Vault 112.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Everyone gets their moments, but especially Nim.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Happens to Nim with time.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Happens to Luna on occasion when first dealing with her feelings for Sarah
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: As mentioned elsewhere, Clover gets a great one. She singlehoofedly goes up against an Ursa Major and not only beats it soundly, but does so in her late 80s before finally dying of magical exhaustion.
  • Expy: A godlike character who some consider to be a big good, but with a surprising dark side, who wields a sword called 'Dawnbreaker', and absolutely loathes necromancy. Wait, are we talking about Luna or Meridia?
  • Fantastic Racism: Luna has to put up with some of course, what with being a talking horse (er, alicorn).
    • Luna herself has this towards zombies. And zombie-like creatures.
    • Frazetta Man: Why Luna has this towards horses. Apparently while ponies had enough technology for things like metalworking and printing, horses were barely able to handle fire.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: Remember how fast travel went? Ever wish it was really riding on the back of a winged unicorn?
  • Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: Luna tries to get Sarah to focus after the first encounter with Talon Company. Sarah is...worried.
    • Sarah has to return the favor later on, when Luna gets into an argument with Nim in the middle of a fight with some raiders.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Celestia and Luna are perfectly nice mares who will go out of their way to help those in need. On the other hand, they're also incredibly powerful and more than willing to kill any and all who threaten those that they love or protect. The same can be said for Sarah as well.
  • Hope Spot: Done by the Author to the Audience when James is teleported to safety by Luna only to die a day later thanks to internal injuries
  • Interspecies Adoption: Celestia and Luna were adopted by a dragon after living alone for several years.
  • Kill It with Fire: Celestia, naturally. She is the Goddess of the Sun.
  • Lady of War: Queen Celestia is most definitely this when she enters the battlefield. Calm, beautiful, deadly, and incredibly powerful.
  • Interspecies Romance: Sarah and Luna, eventually.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: Celestia has had hundreds of these throughout her exceptionally long life, enough to commemorate an entire hall to their memory. Luna is currently in her first with Sarah.
  • Made of Iron: Sarah, after she gets a suit of power armor from the Brotherhood of Steel.
  • Necromancy: Luna has a particularly strong hatred towards this type of magic. Her reaction to Underworld is ... enthusiastic.
  • Never Mess with Granny: Clover the Clever when she gets old. Despite the fact that she was in her 80s the old mare managed to beat back a warehouse full of goons along with an Ursa Major before finally dying after sending the Major running home with its tail between its legs, then told death to hold on second so she could get the last word.
  • Noodle Incident: Apparently, Twilight Sparkle once managed to sneak cookies out of the kitchen at Canterlot Castle by harnessing the powers of polka.
    • For Nim and Sarah, the events of Mothership Zeta are one.
  • One Mare Army: Celestia. She literally takes on an entire army by herself, and wins.
  • One Sarah Limit: Averted. Sarah Summers eventually meets Sarah Lyons, of the Brotherhood.
  • Papa Wolf: James definitely qualifies, as shown during his epic takedown of a Talon Company Mercenary that was intending to kill Sarah.
    • Jonathan decides he'd rather not watch two foals be murdered outside his cave. He reacts about how you'd expect a large dragon to.
  • Physical God: Celestia, more or less. Luna as well, although to a lesser extent (especially on Earth).
  • Shout-Out: Several mentionable ones. Red vs. Blue's ‘why are we here’ is discussed by a pair of super mutants moments before they’re killed. A man who resembles the Doctor shows up to offer Sarah aid at one point, though he appears to only resemble him in appearance.
  • Squee!: Moira has this reaction when she sees Luna for the first time. This involved breaking into Sarah's house and waking them up one morning. They were not amused.
    • Nightmare Moon also has one when she hears Liberty Prime.
  • The Hero: Sarah and Luna
  • Time Dilation: A serious one between Wasteland time and Equestrian time. Sometimes a few days in the Wasteland equals a week or a year in Equestria or in more extreme cases, a single day in the Wastes can be equal to several hundred years of Equestrian time. It really just moves at the speed of plot.
  • Tranquil Fury: Celestia is a master of this, as proven when she took on Xanthos's army. Especially when she tells him what he's up against.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: We never do find out what happened to Colonel Autumn.
  • Weak, but Skilled: According to the author, Celestia is more powerful than Luna, but Luna is a better tactician. And better at math. Of course, they're both leagues above everyone else.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Most people don't have much of a reaction to Sarah and Luna's relationship. They're also usually quick to get used to the sight of a talking winged unicorn.
  • Winged Unicorn: Luna, of course. Naturally, many Wastelanders call her a horse. And are surprised to hear her opinion on it.
  • "World of Cardboard" Speech: Celestia gives Xanthos a rather terrifying one after he kills Clover the Clever and tells her of his plans to enslave Luna.


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