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I believe Twilight can save the world.

He (Starswirl the previous Avatar) smiled at her for a moment before loud laughter lifted through the air, filled with malice and cruelty. His head whipped around and his eyes narrowed. "You must go. Now," he said as he reached out and pushed her, sending her plummeting down towards the earth below. "Do not forget what I've told you! You must find and learn all the elements, find the other five and restart the cycle of sun and moon!"

A Fusion Fic combining My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic with Avatar: The Last Airbender. When Friends Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy discover a purple rock, it breaks apart revealing a unicorn: Twilight Sparkle. Not only can she Firebend, but she reveals herself as the long lost Avatar of their world. And thus begins a long journey to defeat the water nation, stop Nightmare Moon, and evade Princess Rarity to save the world. Yet not all is quite as it seems, and a greater menace lies on the horizon. One that will take more than just mastering the 4 elements to defeat.

This fic takes on the great task to combine these 2 dynamic stories, and try not to make any of it too generic or too easy of a copy from the sources. While the general plot follows the Last Airbender, the author can get really dynamic in how she gets there, including changing some conventions that you wouldn't expect. It's a great read for fans of both series.


Now with a continuation: Avatar: Legend of Diamond Tiara

Like the series it was based on, it has 4 parts:

  • Book 1: Pegasus
    • The avatar, Twilight Sparkle, travels on a journey to stop the water nation's war against the world. Constantly pursued by Nightmare Moon's daughter as well as the general of Water Nation will she be able to take and complete her first step towards becoming the avatar?

  • Book 2: Earth Pony
    • Following the first book, will Avatar Twilight be able to find an earth bending master, as well as develop the skills to add a third element to her repertoire? Will her new skills allow her to keep one step ahead of her newest, and possibly greatest, enemy, the young Sweetie Belle?

  • Book 3: Unicorn
    • Following the second book, with the Water Nation having seemingly won, embracing all the nations in its icy grip, will Twilight and her friends be able to stop them before they can unleash Discord and return his chaos to the world? With so much lost and destroyed, will Twilight be able to endure facing off against the fearsome Nightmare Moon?

  • Book 4: Alicorn.
    • The story is done, the battle lost. With Discord free to run rampant, will Twilight and the others be able to stop him? What cruel and twisted plots does he have in mind for them and, more importantly, what does he have in store for the elements themselves? The final book in the Avatar series starts now!

Series now complete, a sequel has already began under the name: Avatar: Legend of Diamond Tiara. Please help with both trope pages.

This fanfic contains examples of:

  • Action Hero: Most of Team Avatar holds this role. Given that fighting is usually how they end up solving their biggest problems.
  • Adaptation Expansion: Several individual plot points and characters, such as the bounty hunter Zuko hired being Gilda are expanded and played with.
    • The use of "Mai and Ty Lee" are much larger in book 3, with them getting their own mini adventure.
    • However, the biggest change is in the use of Book 4. While on the surface it's a lot of original material, at it's core it's an expanded retelling of the 2nd half of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic S2 E2 "The Return of Harmony Part 2" the MLP Season 2 premiere.
  • Adaptational Heroism:
    • Zig-zagged. In the show, the Alicorn Amulet has an Artifact of Doom that gives the wielder incredible magic powers at the cost of their sanity. Here, however, not only does it NOT slowly drive the user insane, but it's presented as just a useful tool for the Avatar. However, it's only used by villains.
    • In Avatar: The Last Airbender, bloodbending is something exclusively used by villains. (Katara was the only exception but even then she once used it to hurt someone) Here, it's presented as the Good Counterpart to poison bending.(that is to say, the best way to counter it) Celestia even says it's very difficult to use on another person. ...Then the sequel comes out and we're introduced to an evil bloodbender.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Trixie is much worse then her canon counterpart. She's a Bad Boss, she willingly sides with Discord for more power, she's The Starscream... the list goes on.
    • Downplayed with Discord. He really isn't any worse then he was in The Return of Harmony Part 1 and 2, but it's obvious he's never going to make a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: In-universe: Rarity and Fluttershy express pity over Sombra's death even after it's made clear there's nothing left of the kind, good stallion he once was.
  • All-Loving Hero: Twilight is an extremely bighearted alicorn. She tries to reason with water nation soldiers attacking her when she woke up, she tries to keep nice with Rarity during some of their escapes and confrontations together, she wants to save the civilians because as avatar she has to save the world, and when she begins to see the water nation's softer side, it makes her fighting them all the more difficult. In fact, this is precisely why her What the Hell, Hero? later in the fic is so effective, because of this.
  • Anti-Villain: Several, and each for different reasons.
    • Rarity begins as a Type II, though with some Type I bits as well.
    • Celestia, just like Iroh, is a Type IV. She even refers to herself as an "unwilling adversary." Then Discord gets his hands on her.
    • Sweetie Belle is definitely sadistic and psychotic, but due to her only being partially in control of her actions due to Discord's corruption, she actually is a Type I and II.
    • Flowerbloom and Scootaloo are both types IV, being nice to the troops, concerned over Sweetie Belle's mean streaks, and really only supporting her because they're her childhood friends.
    • Caliburn is a Type I, being hard working and loyal, but still working for an invading army.
    • Blueblood starts as a type III, but he gets worse... and then better.
  • Ascended Extra: Trixie. She initially seems like she's just a Zhao Expy, but Discord turns her into his Dragon-in-Chief.
  • The Atoner: Luna and Sweetie Belle, after being freed from Discord's influence once and for all.
  • Audience Surrogate: Pinkie Pie. She knows something of how Avatar is supposed to work, so she can get a little... testy when the script strays.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Zig-zagged with Nightmare Moon. On one hand, she's easily able to defeat Vinyl and Octavia and Twilight says she doesn't stand a chance against her, on the other, when it comes time to actually fight her, she gets one-shotted by the Elements.
  • Ax-Crazy: Sweetie Belle isn't all there really, especially when more directly under discord's control.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: In a sense, Trixie gets everything she wants and gets off scott free. She manages to capture the avatar, gets the Alicorn Amulet, tames several spirits, gains incredible bending abilities thanks to Discord, and in the sequel she even gets her revenge on Twilight. The only time she ever failed was when she tried to capture Cloudsdale and even then it was a Near-Villain Victory! It's only after she does this that things start falling apart for her, Discord takes away most of her bending and teleports her away to who knows where, and she ends up stranded in the Spirit World, dying alone and forgotten by everyone except Silver Spoon and Twilight.
    • In addition to the above, Discord also gets what he wants. He frees himself and quickly manages to Take Over the World and gets rid of everyone who is a threat to him. But, like Trixie, when he does this, things start falling apart for him. In the end, he turns out to share the same Fatal Flaw as his canon counterpart -overconfidence and his own pride getting in the way of his judgment- and he gets Killed Off for Real by the Elements of Harmony.
  • Berserk Button: Hurt Twilight's friends. Go ahead an try it, and see if you can survive the avatar state in the process.
    • Also, go try and kill someone on Rarity's behalf. I promise you, no matter who and why you do that, she'll water whip you 3 ways if you try to kill on her behalf.
    • When Blueblood seriously injures Twilight, Pinkie goes completely berserk and gives him a Curb-Stomp Battle.
  • Big Bad: Nightmare Moon, queen of the water nation. When she's defeated, Discord takes her place as the Final Boss.
    • Dragon-in-Chief: Sweetie Belle is leader of the armies, and does most of the work.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Queen Chrysalis. She's the current ruler of the spirit world, but any attempt on her part to mess with the avatar or try to take over the real world only results in pain to herself.
  • Big "NO!": Like her canon counterpart, Nightmare Moon lets one out right before she's blasted by the Elements of Harmony.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Team Avatar Harmony was victorious, stopped the water nation, and ended the madness of Discord, actually killing him to ensure that their evil can never be brought forth again. However, the scars of the fic run deep, extending even to the bearers because Their connection to the elements of harmony seems to have been severed permanently for this generation. Furthermore, Rainbow Dash's eyesight and Fluttershy's bending was never restored in full, forcing them to live adjusted dreams to what they originally thought. But, each of the bearers as they go their separate ways, resolve to help restore the world into something better now that the worst is over.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Celestia, thanks to Discord. Also, pretty much anyone under Discord's influence.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Both Pinkie and Discord do this. With Pinkie it's mostly Played for Laughs, but with Discord it's more The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You.
  • Celibate Hero: Technically most of Team Avatar Harmony is like this here. Being almost all mares, they can't have romance among the group, and none of them seem to give much mind at all to outside romance. The only exceptions being Spike and Rarity.
  • The Chessmaster: Discord is ultimately revealed to be one. In essence, his 100 years of imprisonment, mixed with Xanatos Speed Chess showed him to be one of these of the highest order. Let us count the ways.
  • Composite Character: Prince Blueblood is Jet in being the leader of a group with similar goals to team Avatar, but being antagonistic to the group. However, he's also Mai, in being Princess Rarity's love interest.
    • Avatar Starswirl is both Avatar Roku (the previous avatar in the cycle, a friendly connection to the water nation, the obvious mentor to the current avatar) and The Guru (teaches her how to activate the avatar state and the elements of harmony)
    • Avatar Cadence is a combination of Avatar Kurruk (a lost lover due to an evil spirit), and Avatar Kyoshi (A master earth bender two avatars removed from Twilight)
    • King Sombra is a composite of Combustion Man (assassin hired by Zuko role to kill the Avatar before Ozai role finds out she's still alive) and Ursa (missing parent of the ones in the Zuko and Azula roles).
    • Spike surprisingly has several different roles he takes on. He's Appa (The Avatar's closest companion and goes missing in book 2), Momo (a leftover from the avatar's older days, found at one of her older hangouts, and left out of the final battle due to his smaller size), and he even has a little bit of Toph and Iroh as well (being "Zuko's" conscience and advocate from time to time).
  • The Conscience: Spike takes this role.
    • Fluttershy becomes this for the Great Dragon.
  • The Corrupter: Discord. His essence is the whole reason why the 100 years war began in the 1st place.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Unlike Canon Twilight, this Twilight poured all her focus into bending when she learned she was the avatar, and thus doesn't know nearly as much about conventional magic as she could.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: The Great Dragon seems scary at first, but he was only angry Rainbow attacked him, and when he calms down he apologizes and becomes a firm ally to Twilight and her friends. It's even stated that he's an ally of the Avatar in general and he dies making a Heroic Sacrifice!
  • Decomposite Character: Several.
    • Katara is split up between Rainbow Dash (representing her fierce skill as a bender that's better than the avatar in their bending specialization and temper), and Fluttershy (Nurturing and healing others).
    • Sokka is split between Pinkie Pie (The "normal" one of the group who gets special training), and even a bit in Twilight (The Smart Guy and the one most interested in learning new strategies)
    • Jet is split between Prince Blueblood (Pre-season 2 characterization for Jet being against the attacking nation but still antagonistic to team avatar at first) and Suri Polomare (an obsessive pursuit of waterbenders while in Ba Sing Se)
    • Mai is split between "Flowerbloom" for the Knife Nut skills and Prince Blueblood as the love interest to the "Zuko" of the fic.
    • Long Feng is divided between Photo Finish (Head of the Dai Li) and Sapphire Shores ( allying with Azula for control.)
    • Toph is split between Applejack (master earth bender) and Rainbow Dash ( The Blind one)
  • Derivative Differentiation: This is ultimately what helps this fic succeed. While it starts out with the basic structure of Avatar: The Last Airbender, as it fills in the gaps using My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, the whole series takes on a new look, a new tone, and a new story.
  • Diabolus ex Machina: The end of book 2 has this, with Discord inexplicably giving Spike over to the water nation as a "gift" for the princess.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Nightmare Moon is ultimately this, when they finally fight her a single blast from the Elements of Harmony takes her down and she was under Discord's influence in the first place anyway.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: Vinyl is set up to be like the Jeong Jeong of the fic being a defector general from the nation. However, befitting Vinyl from the cartoon, she's far more laid back and happy in comparison.
    • Octavia gets this treatment as well, going from the "bumi" in terms of being the queen of an earth kingdom city, to the Number Two of the allied forces, and far more hard nosed overall in comparison.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: The All Harmony blast. When Discord seemingly destroys the elements, it takes another power to save Equestria. While not exactly known, it's described that this power draws from the harmony of all creatures rather than just 6 friends.
  • Evil Laugh: Discussed as Trixie experiments with several different varieties of this. However, the best use of this is when Discord returns.
  • Evil Plan: Discord: "So, you think by sealing me away, I will be stopped, do you? Well, I will use my corruption, a piece of my essence to corrupt one of the elements of harmony, and so destroy the current avatar and lead the water nation to a war with the whole world. Then, by my influence, we'll wipe out the fire tribes and the dragons to secure my position. When the avatar returns, I'll take one of the "chapter specific villains" Trixie, and use her as my special agent in the mortal plain to act under everyone's noses. To that end, I'll use her to steal the alicorn amulet, and when Spike gets generosity put into him, I'll steal him away when nobody's looking, and give him to rarity. While this could be seen as giving away the one thing that can hurt me, I'll corrupt the element while it's in spike and vulnerable, so that when it's returned to Rarity, I can use it whenever I want. Then, I'll use Trixie to stall Rarity during The summer sun celebration to ensure the heroes don't win. Then I'll send my creature of darkness, [ Sombra to destroy the elements. If he fails, it doesn't matter that much. Rarity will still be integrated into the group, and moving towards releasing me. Then when Trixie tips her hand, I'll use my corruption in Rarity to open my prison and throw off their aim. It's that simple."
  • Evil Virtues: Sweetie Belle might be partially insane thanks to discord's influence, but she does have several virtues: Love for her sister, Loyalty to her friends, Hard Work for getting what she wants, Determination to accomplish her goals, and Balance. The last virtue is because she isn't as interested in favoring unicorns like a lot of the water nation, and instead choosing her captains by ability.
  • Expy: Several.
    • Twilight is Aang. The Avatar who is trying to adapt to being gone 100 years and struggling with the responsibilities she has on her head. On the other hand, she doesn't have nearly as much of Aang's playfulness.
    • Rarity is Prince Zuko.
    • Celestia is Iroh.
    • Luna is Ozai.
    • Sweetie Belle is Azula.
    • Scootaloo is the Ty Lee.
    • Applejack is the equivalent of Toph.
    • Trixie is Admiral Zhao.
    • Fancy Pants is King Kuei.
    • Cheese Sandwich is Piando.
    • Although he never appeared in the original series, Discord could be considered the equivalent to Vaatu.
  • Famous Last Words: Discord's are “No no no! I won! I'm invincible! I can't--
  • Fascist, but Inefficient: Well, the water nation is efficient when it comes to fighting wars for the most part, especially under its best commanders. However, the less good commanders are suckers, bad at reacting to changes in The Plan, overly cruel, or just cronies for nightmare moon with little in the way of efficiency or compassion. Subversions include Caliburn and some assorted commanders like Grimset.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Twilight, due to the difficulties of being in a stone egg for 100 years has some difficulties adjusting to the new world around her, but she treats every step as an adventure, so it only throws her off when something unexpected happens or if she does a rash move in response to the conditions.
  • Foil: Rainbow Dash and AJ are both very similar in temperament, but they both hate being in the opposite of their element. (AJ hates flying, Rainbow hates being underground.)
  • Good All Along: Hornclipper, who turned out to be a member of La Résistance all along.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Discord, who's more or less responsible for everything bad in the story. After Nightmare is beaten, he becomes the Big Bad and Final Boss.
  • Guile Hero: Surprisingly, Twilight fits this role roughly the same as her Action Hero role. A big part of her character is not trying to do everything herself, and asking for help with the sun, the moon, and the war rather than just doing things. She's not particularly manipulative, but she is more about influence than just fighting.
  • Handicapped Badass: As in canon, Scootaloo can't fly, but she's still more than skilled to beat most ponies who can, and is as talented as any of Nightmare Moon elite flying team, the Shadowbolts.
    • A zig-zag with Rainbow Dash after she's blinded; while she does eventually become one once she gains the ability to "see" using airbending, it takes the rest of the story to do so and she succeeds only after the story is over. That being said, it's played very much straight in the sequel.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: Sweetie puts the brakes on Rarity's redemption due to her amplifying the darkness in her heart (for now).
  • Heel–Face Turn:
    • Blueblood, after having his life pulled away from him, recognizes the error of his ways, and even overcomes his anger at the water nation because he loves Rarity too much.
    • Then, after a long journey agonizing over her place back with her nation, Rarity FINALLY undergoes this after seeing how broken Sweetie Belle truly is.
    • Scootaloo and Flowerbloom, due to being Type IV anti villains, don't have far to go, but they both end up joining the resistance to save Sweetie Belle and the ponies around them.
    • And in a shocking turn of events, during the summer sun celebration, Sweetie Belle gets Discord's corruption purged from her, and actually softens up, culminating with her turning against Nightmare Moon during the attack on Manehatten.
  • Heroic BSoD: While different members have this in parts, Twilight has this happen several times. First was seeing the peasants broken from the Flim Flam brothers. Then there was her finding out the firebenders were going to be attacked by the water nation IN the everfree forest. Next was right after she woke up after she died. Finally, there was her mental state after she found out the great dragon Died defending Manehatten. That last one was the worst, and it almost lead to her death when the group lead a 2nd attack of the water nation.
  • Irony: You'd think Celestia would be a fire bender, but nope! She's a water bender! Then Discord makes her a fire bender.
  • I Work Alone: Twilight does this several times due to her Guilt Complex, but thankfully the magic of friendship always finds a way to bring her back.
  • An Ice Person: Technically, all water benders have this as a thing, but Nightmare Moon in particular is very much an ice person given her cold demeanor.
  • Jackass Genie: Discord did indeed give all the powers of an alicorn to Trixie. However he didn't teach her how to use them, so she had to figure it out on her own.
  • Killed Off for Real: Littlewing, Shadow, Sombra and Discord.
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: Using dark magic (presumably) and the corruption of the elements of harmony, team avatar harmony is trapped in this while their physical bodies are trapped in stone. It usually takes them realizing something about their element to break out, or realizing where there's A Glitch in the Matrix.
    • Twilight's hell is where she lost all her true friends, withdrawing into herself and isolation in response.
    • Fluttershy's hell is where she's surrounded by darkness, and called a savior, but as the element of kindness, has nobody and nothing to be truly kind to.
    • Rainbow Dash's hell was where she was living in luxury with no need to help anymore, which would be a kind of kindness, but her warrior spirit chafed under this, and she broke out from it by realizing that her friends weren't being truly loyal to her by "shoving her aside".
    • Applejack's hell was where she went home to a peaceful farm with all her family again, but began down the path of dishonesty when she had her own Tragic Mistake in accidentally killing an anti-water nation farm inspector.
    • Pinkie Pie's hell was actually a Shout-Out to fake out episodes where the show before it was All Just a Dream like the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Normal Again". Making all her silly knowledge and Shout-Out and Breaking the Fourth Wall seem like just things she knew before she got lost in her fantasies. Further, the entire world she was put in lacks color, joy and fun. And anyone new thinks she killed her sister so are afraid or angry and dismissive of her.
    • Rarity's hell is perhaps the cruelest of them all: It's a world where the water nation never went to war. Her mother isn't a warmonger, her father isn't dead, her sister never went insane, and she never got exiled or hurt. Thus, in order to escape it, Rarity would have to give up that.
  • Applejack, She Is Your Sister: An In-Universe example. And AJ actually denies it at first when she hears it from her brother. However, when she meets her in person, she sees she's too much like her mother, and knows too many small details, and thus holds her close saying that she's so glad to have her sister back.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Discord. He pretty much manipulates everyone in the story, all so he can get free and rule Equestria once more. He succeeds, by the way.
  • Mythology Gag
    • When Sweetie Belle is planning to massacre the firebenders, she says that if Twilight doesn't get there fast enough, she can add another title to her resume: Avatar: the last firebender.
    • Trixie gets the Alicorn Amulet.
    • Celestia and Luna wear capes with wings on them.
  • Not His Sled
    • First comes the return to the city of Cadence, which is essentially the Omashu of the fic. However, instead of returning to a city captured by the Water Nation, the city was leveled.
    • The Toph of the fic doesn't want to join the group right away.
    • Emperor Fancy Pants knows all about the war, thus avoiding The Masquerade story line in the Earth Kingdom.
    • When Zecora steps up to help Twilight's poisoning in the season 2 ending, you think it's going to be some special potion that can only be used once, but instead, it supercharges Fluttershy's bending, saving twilight, but causing Fluttershy to lose her bending for the rest of the fic.
    • The Clip Show chapter ends in revolution rather than quiet shock.
    • The fight with Nightmare Moon bears strong resemblance to the pilot, and then Discord tips his hand and turns it into The Return of Harmony.
  • Not Quite Dead: Blueblood. Despite losing a horn in an explosion, he was found and rescued by Coco.
  • Not So Omnipotent: Discord's defeat invokes this.
  • Older Than They Look: Despite looking like a foal, Littlewing is in his thirties. He claims it's due to a birth defect.
  • Out of Focus: Scootaloo and "Flowerbloom", despite being part of the Cutie Mark Avatar Hunter Team, get far less focus and interest compared with the focus on Sweetie as their leader. That is, until Book 3 where they both get their own subplots and Sweetie is put out of focus more.
    • Pinkie in general doesn't get quite as much to do compared with the other characters. Something they poke fun at in the clip show.
  • Posthumous Character: The previous Avatars all take this role. Whether it's Starswirl the Bearded, Avatar Cadence or Avatar Clover, they're all dead already.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: Oh my goodness, by the end of book 2, Sweetie has a substantial squad of bosses to fight for her. Her best friends Flowerbloom and Scootaloo, the Flim Flam brothers and Sapphire Shores all fight for her in the final battle. And that's discounting her general of the armies, Caliburn who doesn't fight, but does lead the army.
  • Race Lift: The Flim Flam brothers are Earth Ponies instead of Unicorns, and Celestia and Nightmare Moon/Luna are Unicorns in this story.
  • Reality Warper: Discord. He managed to corrupt the avatar world in the past, and then in the present, when he gets out, he starts warping the entire world with little effort, from the ponies to the land.
  • Really 700 Years Old: The Great Dragon (the red dragon from Dragonshy). He was old enough to see 5 different avatars, and considering how long avatars live, that's something quite special indeed.
  • Red Baron: In this story, Nightmare Moon is just a title given whoever is in charge of the Water Nation at the time — her real name is Luna. After the story, Rarity has it changed to Water Lord, presumably to avoid bad memories.
  • Reformed, but Rejected: The royal family gets this whenever they're around other civilians. whether Celestia, or Rarity and especially Sweetie Belle all are rejected due to their war records despite their new choices in life.
  • Reincarnation: Every Avatar is this.
  • Sequel Hook: Twilight in the last chapter begins getting land for the future Republic City, and Tirek escapes his bonds, setting himself up as a future foe and the possible equivalent of Amon and a little bit of Vaatu for the future.
  • Shipping Wars: Played with before the summer sun assault, where Pinkie makes a joke about twilight shipping everyone together on the same boat.
  • Spanner in the Works: Sweetie's plan to take over Fillydelphia and eliminate all the water and fire benders along with the avatar and the great dragon would've gone perfectly, if it wasn't for AJ learning metal-bending, allowing her to escape, and provide Team Avatar an avenue to escape.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": In a meta sense. The author seems to think Apple Bloom is spelled as one word, so it's unclear if Flowerbloom is also spelled as one word.
  • Survivor's Guilt: Both Twilight and AJ carry this, though for different reasons. While parts of Twilight's tribe survived, she feels guilty she didn't make it with them to help them during the great firebender persecution during the 100 years war. AJ's guilt stems from the fact that she was in Manehatten rather than on the farm when a water nation raid devastated the farm and lead to the death of her parents and her younger sister. (or so she thought).
  • Tagalong Kid: Spike, and Angel Bunny.
  • This Cannot Be!: Discord's final moments are spent in terrified disbelief at how he could possibly be beaten. Then he screams, shakes his head furiously, and finally dies.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: Fluttershy says she may never be able to forgive the ponies of Ponyville for abusing and nearly killing Angel Bunny even if they were under Discord's control.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Scootaloo gets this a lot, to the point where she's tired of having to beat her opponents into the ground over and over again. As the narration says, just because she can't fly doesn't mean her wings don't work.
  • Undying Loyalty: Surprisingly, it's Spike who follows Twilight to the ends of the earth, in part because Rainbow's always just outside the frame at first.
  • The Unreveal: Seriously, given what we all know about Friendship is Magic, who was fooled in the slightest about Flowerbloom being Applejack's sister?
  • Wham Episode:
    • From the 1st book
      • Chapter 5. We get introduced to not only the standard Avatar story, but it also introduces Discord, and the greater threat looming over the fic.
      • Chapter 11: Twilight finally reunites with her friends.
    • Book 2
      • episode 12. In what would be our time to get our Toph character to join, and getting the alicorn amulet for power, instead the amulet is a fake, and Applejack won't join them.
      • Episode 13: The reason for AJ not leaving is revealed, and we get some handy foreshadowing to help readers connect the dots between Applebloom and Flowerbloom.
      • Episode 20: Twilight tries to bequeath elements of harmony to all her friends, but she gives generosity to Spike, putting him in a coma. Also, Rarity begins learning bloodbending.
      • Episode 21: Prince Blueblood indirectly calls Rarity out on chasing the avatar, giving her a much needed reality check on her quest. Meanwhile, Spike is kidnapped by pirates, and disappears from the story.
      • Episode 27: Sweetie Belle's endgame is finally revealed, and it is ingenious.
      • Episode 30: As befitting the end of Avatar: The Last Airbender and its book 2, Sweetie's endgame is played into motion. Phillydelpia and then the world falls to the water nation. Team Avatar escapes with most of their allies, but Sweetie Belle skewers Twilight with poisoned water, and Celestia lets herself be captured in order to give team avatar harmony time to escape. Meanwhile, Canterlot receives a special gift from "D": Spike with the element of generosity still in his body. And on top of that, there's hints that Flowerbloom might be suspecting that the earth bender she's been fighting isn't what she thought she was.
    • Book 3
      • Episode 1: Twilight was healed just as in Avatar Canon. However, in order to save her, Fluttershy had to sacrifice her bending to do so.
      • Episode 2: Rarity gets the element of generosity out of spike and into her. It woke spike up, but when it happened, the other elements though the feeling was "weird".
      • Episode 18 & 19: In teaching Rarity poison bending, Sweetie tries to get Rarity mad at a common servant. Rarity promptly calls Sweetie and her nation by extension on their actions. When Sweetie threatens Spike in retaliation, and reveals that she killed Blueblood to try and get rarity all to herself, Rarity beats Sweetie near to death, and finally seeing her unrepentant gives rarity the resolve to finally begin her long road to redemption.
      • Episode 24: the side quests of Flowerbloom and Scootaloo finally come into focus. Nightmare Moon granted them permission to leave Canterlot so as to kill them and remove more prominent non-unicorns from the nation. Scootaloo though is saved by the rebels who destroy the boiling rock prison, saving the fire benders. Flowerbloom meanwhile is taken to a new mountain. A mountain with Baby Dragons!
      • Episode 35: Instead of passing through without trouble in the fire tribe lands, instead team avatar harmony starts a rebellion in the tribes, with plans to eventually retake Manehatten with their new band.
      • Episode 39: Unexpectedly, The Alliance shows up in manehatten, taking the city without a fight, and finally cluing in AJ how her element works.
      • Episode 40: Blueblood is alive!
      • Episode 44: The Water nation attempts a retaking of Manehatten, recreating the starfall spell to destroy them just like when Twilight first fled 100 years ago. Using her past lives, Twilight manages to destroy the attack, but everything changes. The great dragon dies buying them time, Rainbow Dash is blinded by Nightmare Moon defending Twilight and Sweetie Belle actually completes her Heel–Face Turn.
      • Episode 48: Mistakenly called The End, Team Avatar Harmony defeats Nightmare Moon with little fanfare, purifying her. However, then a chain of foreshadowed events comes falling down, changing the the story FOREVER! Trixie is alive, and she stole the alicorn amulet when they went looking for it. Said amulet would've saved Fluttershy's bending at the fall of Phillydelphia, and then when they try to blast trixie with the elements, some kind of corruption affects Rarity's element, causing them to hit the stone behind Trixie rather than her. All these ultimately means only the most important event happens. Discord is free once more.
    • Book 4
      • Chapter 1: The elements seem to blast Discord, but in the process, only Twilight escapes his collapsing magic.
      • Chapter 3: The last chapter was All Just a Dream, and Twilight escapes the Lotus-Eater Machine of her own mine.
      • Chapter 4: We find out the story behind what happened in the real world: When Team Avatar harmony used the elements of harmony, discord rebounded them back on them, turning them all to stone. Meanwhile, Twilight rescues spike and the cutie mark crusaders, making their escape to find the other elements and save the world from discord's World of Chaos.
      • Chapter 9&10: Nightmare Moon was recorrupted, and sent after Twilight and her team, but there's a part of her that's still fighting being Discord's servant.
      • Chapter 15: Celestia was corrupted as well, and Gilda makes her return after a book long absence.
      • Chapter 27: The Cutie Mark Crusaders, who were Twilight's new True Companions through this new adventure are defeated and corrupted back to evil with all the others forced to flee.
      • Chapter 32: Twilight is on the verge of defeat at Trixie's hooves, when Rarity, who rejected Twilight freeing her before, finally chooses to come back, saving them all and purifying everyone again.
      • Chapter 33: the elements of harmony are supposedly destroyed!
      • 35: Despite the hopes of readers, the elements of harmony were not miraculously restored after Discord was destroyed. But, the war is finally over, and Rainbow Dash now has limited sight, meaning she can finally join the wonderbolts like she dreamed.
  • Wham Line:
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Rainbow Dash gives Twilight this when she goes out in front during the 2nd invasion of Canterlot trying to kill and fight all on her own.
  • World of Badass: There are benders, magic users, team avatar, sweetie's forces, special air forces for the air tribes and the water nation, dragons, pirate griffins. I mean, this world is built on awesome people and awesome groups.
  • You Are Not Ready: Sadly, Celestia pulls this quite a bit in regards to her involvement in the White Lotus, particularly in talking with Twilight. So much for making her a faithful student.
  • Your Princess Is in Another Castle!: Yay! The Water nation is broken, the forcefield is broken, Luna got hit by the elements of harmony and now is good again. Now we can end this story as...Wait? What are YOU doing here Trixie!??!!!

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