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Digital Harmony is a My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic/Digimon Adventure 02 crossover written by Zennistrad.

In the aftermath of her ascension to alicorn Princess, Twilight Sparkle has begun work on ENEIGHAC, Equestria's first-ever computer. Upon showing it to her friends, an unexpected malfunction causes Fluttershy to witness the Digital World, a simulated world created by ENEIGHAC. Having been treated more of a doormat than usual lately, the pegasus embraces the idea of a simulated world where she can vent her anger on the creatures of the Digital World and later while Twilight is on a picnic with the rest of their friends, sneaks into the lab and enters the Digital World...

It isn't long afterwards that the Digi-Destined become aware of a new threat to both worlds: a Digimon calling itself Vespimon, who seeks to finish what Ken started as the Digimon Emperor...


Now a Dead Fic as of October 2018.

This Fanfic contains examples of:

  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: As soon as she invades the Digital World, Vespimon is easily able to conquer Gennai's base of operations, which was formerly Myotismon's castle in Digimon Adventure.
  • Big Bad: Vespimon, at least for the moment.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • Almost immediately upon arriving in the Digital World, Twilight is surrounded by Dark Ring-wearing Gazimon, her magic having no effect on them at all. Cue Veemon dashing in and singlehandedly taking them out.
    • Vespimon had defeated Aquilamon and Stingmon and is about to finish them off when Rainbow Dash arrives to back her new friends up.
    • Pegasusmon and Nefertimon, after destroying a distant control spire, manage to intervene during Flamedramon's fight with CaptainHookmon just long enough to even the odds.
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  • Brought Down to Normal: Being in the Digital World has sapped away the effectiveness of Twilight's magic, reduced Rainbow Dash's flight abilities, and taken away Pinkie Pie's fourth wall-breaking abilities.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: "EXECUTE! Harmonic Evolution!"
    Twilight Sparkle: "Espermon! The Spark of Magic!"
    Rarity: "Kelpiemon! The Generous Guardian of the Lake!"
    Pinkie Pie: "Shinobimon! The Bursting Laughter!"
    Applejack: "TimberGarurumon! The Honorable Wolf!"
    Rainbow Dash: "Irismon! The Angel of Loyalty!"
    Fluttershy: "EXECUTE! Discordant Evolution! Vespimon! The Sting of Cruelty!"
  • The Cameo: Nightmare Rarity and Millenniummon
  • Catapult Nightmare: Ken has one in which he encounters a taunting Digimon Emperor who states that Vespimon is the part of their past Ken keeps denying and as long as he refuses to accept it, it's going to keep on happening. It ends with Millenniummon attacking and nearly devouring him.
  • Chekhov's Gun: While fighting CaptainHookmon, Shinobimon's sword is embedded in the mast of CaptainHookmon's ship. This later causes the mast and sail to collapse onto CaptainHookmon, stunning him long enough for Flamedramon to destroy his dark spiral.
  • Conscience Makes You Go Back: Rainbow, focused more on rescuing Fluttershy than on helping destroy the Control Spire, abandons Yolei and Ken to search for her friends on her own. She ends up collapsing and dreaming about her My Greatest Failure seen below, causing her to have a Heel Realization and fly back in search of them just in time to make her Big Damn Heroes moment above.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • Twilight and Davis encounter a fan-made Digimon by Zennistrad named Spikedramon, who resembles Spike in his greed-growth state.
    • Rarity has the same grossed-out reaction to the Numemon that Mimi had in the original Digimon Adventure.
    • Kari has the same problem making Pinkie Promises that Twilight did.
    • Kari and Pinkie Pie encounter a Sorcermon whose personality under the influence of the Dark Spiral is similar to Trixie's. He even magically removes Pinkie's mouth when her Motor Mouth starts to irritate him.
    • Applejack manages to Harmonic Evolve to TimberGarurumon for the first time by saving TK from drowning, just like how Matt first Digivolved Gabumon to Garurumon (and later on, how Joe first Digivolved Ikkakumon to Zudomon) by saving TK.
    • Once the Dark Spiral is removed from him, MegaSeadramon's personality is reminiscent of Steven Magnet's.
    • Yuuko Kamiya's infamous Lethal Chef combinations are no match for Pinkie Pie's Big Eater appetite.
    • The end of Chapter 43 has Vespimon discovering the remains of Gotsumon from Adventure.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • Vespimon in her shadow form almost effortlessly takes out both Aquilamon and Stingmon.
    • CaptainHookmon manages to handily outfight nearly every digimon that faces him in direct combat, despite some of them getting a few good hits in. Flamedramon manages to fare a bit better than the rest, but only just enough to make it through the encounter, and only with a timely intervention by Pegasusmon and Nefertimon and the mast of CaptainHookmon's ship collapsing on him..
  • Dreaming of Things to Come:
    • Rarity and Ken both have had nightmares of Nightmare Rarity and the Digimon Emperor taunting them of things that will happen should they fail to save the Digital World from Vespimon.
    • Chapter 49 has Twilight dreaming about Sunset Shimmer sneaking into her library back in Equestria to try and steal Twilight's crown like in canon, only to end up making a Deal with the Devil with Daemon, who hints that he's planning on making a team of Psycho Rangers to the Elements of Harmony.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Vespimon refuses to have any "real blood" shed during her rule. Of course, since she believes the entire Digital World is just a simulation, this isn't saying much.
  • Face–Heel Turn: In case it wasn't obvious, Vespimon is Fluttershy.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Fluttershy is shown to be jealous of Twilight's ascension, feeling that she's more worthy of it due to her efforts in reforming Discord. Of course, since the opening chapter established that she was infected with a Dark Spore, it's unclear how much of this is genuine feelings and how much is the Spore talking.
  • Heel Realization: Dicovering the dying Gotsumon in the dungeons of Myotismon's palace after Myotismon banished him and Pumpkinmon there causes Vespimon to realize that Digimon actually are real. Unfortunately, it ends up being an Ignored Epiphany.
  • History Repeats: Fluttershy, the Element of Kindness, is being corrupted into conquering the Digital World, just like Ken, the Digi-Destined of Kindness was.
  • Identical Stranger: Dramatic example: Gatomon finds herself unable to battle Sorcermon due to his strong resemblance to Wizardmon.
  • It's Personal: For Rainbow Dash, Vespimon is seemingly-responsible for the disappearance of her foalhood best friend. For Ken, she's singlehandedly recreating his greatest failure. Needless to say, they're both taking this very personally.
  • The Man Behind the Man:
    • According to Nightmare Rarity, Dragomon was behind the corruption of the moon's inhabitants into the Nightmare Forces, thereby making him responsible for the acts of Nightmare Moon and Nightmare Rarity.]]
    • And then there's Vespimon/Fluttershy, who's an Unwitting Pawn to Daemon and Dragomon.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Upon arriving in the Digital World, Twilight is attacked and injured by a group of Dark Ring-wearing Gazimon and attempts to use a disintegration spell on them to no effect. Once Davis and Veemon explain the Digital World and Dark Rings to her, she has this reaction to the idea that if her spell had worked, she'd have killed innocent creatures whose only crime was being Brainwashed and Crazy.
  • My Greatest Failure:
    • Spiral Twister was a classmate of Rainbow Dash's in flight school who had feather rot, causing her to have to have her wings amputated. Rainbow was there when she suffered the attack that caused her to have to go to the hospital for the amputation, causing her to believe that, if she'd known about it, she'd have been able to prevent Spiral Twister from losing her wings.
    • Ken, of course, has this attitude about his time as the Digimon Emperor.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • The ponies use Spirit Evolution as their Digivolving process.
    • Twilight's own Digimon form, Espermon is based off her Equestria Girls appearance.
    • Rainbow Dash's extreme loyalty to her friends is explained as guilt over feeling like she'd abandoned someone in need (see My Greatest Failure above) as a young filly. This makes her backstory nearly identical to Taiki from Digimon Fusion (Mikey in the dub). The chapter where this is revealed is even titled "Hottokenai", after Taiki's catchphrase in Japanese.
    • Stingmon defeats Petermon in nearly the exact same way that Shoutmon X4 defeats Neptunemon.
  • Noodle Incident: Chapter 40 has Rarity visit a clothing store that Mimi and Palmon had previously gotten themselves banned from for unknown reasons.
  • Palette Swap: Vespimon is basically Stingmon in Fluttershy's colors.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Davis and the rest of the Digi-Destined decide to pass the ponies off while on Earth by saying they're Digimon. It helps that Digimon are becoming more known to the human population in the wake of MaloMyotismon's attack on both worlds.
  • Running Gag: When the rest of Digi-Destined receive Davis' message about Twilight and her friends, they think he's either lying for a practical joke or on drugs.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Rarity's Digimon form, Kelpiemon, has attacks based off Keldeo's Hydro Pump and Secret Sword.
    • Following Pinkie Pie's Harmonic Evolution into Shinobimon, Kari says that she'd never thought Pinkie could turn into a Digimon. Pinkie's response:
      Pinkie: Are you saying you didn't...believe it?
    • Chapter 31 has the team encounter Petermon and his friend Tinkermon. Like their Once Upon a Time counterparts, they turn out to be Evil All Along.
    • During the fight with CaptainHookmon, Pinkie Pie attempts to distract him by invoking parley.
    • Petermon quotes Flowey almost word-for-word after killing CaptainHookmon. He does so again in the very next chapter, when explaining his personal philosophy.
      Petermon: In this world, it's delete or be deleted.
  • Transformation Trinket: The Elements of Harmony have been transformed into the ponies' Digivices, the D-Harmony.
  • Unreliable Expositor: Fluttershy is told that the Digital World was created by a program Twilight made to oversee ENEIGHAC's core functions, who then developed self-awareness and used ENEIGHAC's power to create a simulated world to observe the evolution of life. Said A.I. now wants Fluttershy to enter the Digital World because it desires a change of pace. The person telling her all this? Dragomon
    • Later on there's Petermon as a more minor example.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: The final straw that pushes Fluttershy over the limit and causes her to decide to take her aggressions out on the Digital World? Getting pranked by Snips and Snails on April Foal's Day.
  • Weak, but Skilled:
    • Veemon and his evolutions aren't shown to be especially powerful compared to others of the same level, but he makes up for it in fighting prowess. In-universe, he describes himself as a combat species, making him this.
      • Thanks to his skill, Flamedramon lasts the longest of any champion-equivalent digimon against CaptainHookmon, though it takes the brief intervention of Pegasusmon and Nefertimon as well as CaptainHookmon's mast collapsing onto him to finally turn the tide in Flamedramon's favor.
      • Veemon later is able to put up an even fight against Tinkermon (who previously incapacitated all of the other rookie-level digimon with relative ease) with nothing more than quick thinking and good reflexes.
  • Wham Line: At the end of Chapter 43, when Vespimon comes to a major epiphany:
    Vespimon: They're real. Digimon are real.
  • Year Inside, Hour Outside: Vespimon has somehow managed to restore the time dilution effect of the Digital World that was reset following Apocalymon's defeat at the end of Adventure.