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A Dangerous Sparkle is an ongoing epic (132 chapters) My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fanfic that crosses over Friendship is Magic with the Everglow setting of Ponyfinder. It is written by David Silver, the same Brony who created Ponyfinder in the first place.

When an experiment in developing new spells goes disastrously wrong, Twilight Sparkle and Spike are hurled through the barrier between worlds and find themselves in the strange, alien world of the Everglow. A place where very different sorts of ponies live their lives. Twilight and Spike set out on a quest to find a way to return home, thus beginning an epic new adventure that will affect both worlds...

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Silver has written a number of sequels, which so far count The Apple Falls Far From the Tree, Tarnished Silver and Clouded Diamonds, Ponyfinder: Roots of Stone and Book and Stars.

This fanfic contains examples of:

  • A God I Am Not: Princess Celestia refuses to use her divine powers to champion divine casters, such as clerics, paladins and oracles, because she fears that this would cripple pony independence and make them too dependent upon her. Princesses Luna and Cadance don't agree with this, and Luna ultimately goes against Celestia by sponsoring her own clerics.
  • Break the Cutie: Fluttershy after an encounter with a number of devils in a Fire Elemental Bleed.
  • Blind Seer: Soft Mane, whose oracular curse manifests as blindness after she swears herself to Lashtada.
  • Cross Cultural Kerfuffle: Twilight can't understand why Long Road is so upset that Twilight fought her way back to the living world and became a ghost rather than left Soft Whisper take her to the afterlife, as she doesn't know the things about the Outer Planes that Long Road does.
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  • Fandom-Specific Plot: The "Twilight's magic goes wrong and starts the plot" seed is used once again.
  • From Bad to Worse: Twilight discovers the spell that will send her and Spike back to her own world. But is warned that when she casts it, the chain reaction will make it easier for beings to travel to or from her world, as well as making it more "known" to the Outer Planes. Then, when she returns, she finds out that since she left, Elemental Bleeds have affected numerous regions of Equestria.
  • Genius Bruiser: Applejack, in a rather shocking development, is interested in studying the Everglow's new forms of Arcane magic, as she likes the idea of being a spellcasting Earth Pony. As of chapter 103, she completes her training and becomes a Magus.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Soft Mane the Pony Satyr, being the daughter of a pony mother and a human father.
  • Interspecies Romance:
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    • Soft Mane, who is herself the daughter of such a romance, develops feelings for Spike.
    • Long Road, a donkey, begins a tentative, hesitant, "not quite a" relationship with Twilight, only to break it off after she temporarily becomes a ghost and hook up with Rarity in response to her flirtations.
    • The Seekers that Twilight initially studies with includes a pegasus stallion with a human girlfriend.
  • Irony: Princess Cadance, who is technically a demigoddess, starts worshipping Lashtada as a cleric.
  • Rage Against the Heavens: A very polite version, but Long Road makes it clear that he disapproves of Celestia's refusal to sponsor divine champions and he tells her this to her face.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Twilight Sparkle's original adventuring team; herself (neurotic Winged Unicorn spellcaster and reluctantly appointed princess), Spike (lightning-breathing wingless dragon who flies by levitation), Pinkie Pie (eccentric earth pony bard), Long Road (aged, world-weary donkey paladin), and Soft Mane (blind Pony Satyr oracle).
  • Wham Episode:
    • Chapter 105: The reigning champion of the pit-fights is a dwarf berserker, who Spike winds up killing after he rips off one of Rainbow Dash's wings. Then, in the next chapter, all of their winnings are stolen, so now they don't have the money to pay for a Regeneration spell to fix her.

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