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A My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fanfic series from the same mind that brought you The End of Ends and Starfleet Magic. It's a series of fics that are meant to be a deconstruction of FiM that tries to prove that The Power of Friendship can't solve everything.

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Friendship is Failure contains examples of:

  • Abusive Parents: Bill Dollar and his sister Goldie Stocks had them. They were workaholics and pushed the two to focus on "All Work and No Play" to the point where they threw their toys away. Goldie ended up falling in line, but Bill ended up distancing himself (And ended up a lot like them as a result).
  • Adaptation Name Change: Count Logan's minions in The End of Ends all get name changes, with the exception of Kamica (who already had her name changed from the original version's Jacqueline Hyde). Medeva becomes Pyrus, Sir Vile becomes Sir Elik, and Dr. Beljar is now Dr. Nekard.
  • Artistic License – Economics: Talon Ted is given one million pounds of gold (or 18 billion American dollars) in a welfare fund for breaking his hind legs. Normally, a welfare fund would only be around 200 to 300 dollars per month. Additionally, Equestria uses bits, not pounds. The chapter even uses bits later.
  • Artistic License – Law:
    • In the real world, Stone Heart would have gotten arrested for destruction of private and public property after he rams a cart into a bookstore. In this story, he instead gets off scott-free and his actions are blamed on Twilight trying to help him.
    • Beast Boy's trial in Darkness of Dimensions is a multi-car pile-up of legal inaccuracies, being a criminal trial with no jury, the Teen Titans being Beast Boy's legal counsel despite having no known legal credentials and taking place the day of Beast Boy's arrest.
  • Ascended Extra: Amari Nobunaga, a One-Shot Character from InuYasha, is one of the Dark Angels in DARKNESS OF DIMENSIONS. Especially notable next to Beast Boy, Davis, and Spike, all three of which are main characters in their home series.
  • Asshole Victim: Helper Soul can be considered one. When Twilight's family offers to make up with him, he chooses to throw it back in their faces rather than let go of his selfish, envy-driven grudge; this leads directly to him dropping dead because of his own hatred.
  • Author Appeal: Stone Heart's writing is an In-Universe example, as he writes solely based on his own preferences. Unfortunately for him, his preferences don't exactly appeal to the general public.
  • Author Avatar: Generally speaking, the ponies that the friendship problem du jour revolve around are going to be mouthpieces for the author.
    • Talon Ted in Pride and Punishment. Here is an author's note confirming it.
    It's also based on how I would behave in real life if things were like this.
    • Beast Boy/Garfield Logan in Beast Boy in Equestria and Teen Titans HSM V: Ways of Life.
    • Stone Heart in Writer's Blockade and Write a Wrong. More evident in the latter, where his books all carry the titles of Mykan's fanfics and Stone himself expresses opinions very similar to those voiced by Mykan. Also confirmed via author's note.
  • Author Tract: A good chunk of these stories can devolve into this. Stories featuring Talon Ted and Stone Heart are the most blatant examples as they are pretty much mouthpieces for the author to espouse his beliefs.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Even though he dies, in the end, Beast Boy/Count Logan arguably got exactly what he wanted all along: Terra falling in love with him and the other Teen Titans feeling sorry for him. He would've been perfectly fine helping Nekard destroy all life if that's what he truly wanted.
  • Best Served Cold: In DARKNESS OF DIMENSIONS, there was a girl in Davis's class who made fun of him for being a "geek" in first grade. When they are older and he's "cool" now, she asks him out. Davis proceeds to agree only to stand her up on the date as revenge.
  • Bloodier and Gorier: (Teen Titans) THE END OF ENDS! is far more graphic than the original The End of Ends and certainly bloodier than most of Mykan's other work, with scenes of destruction wrought by villains bordering on Gorn territory.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: Changeling tries to crush Starfire, Robin and Cyborg with a slowly descending ceiling, giving Robin enough time to blow up a hole big enough to fit them in said ceiling to prevent them from getting killed.
  • Book Burning: At the end of Write a Wrong, Celestia decrees that all of Stone Heart's revised books are to be burned.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Talon Ted is (supposedly) a fantastic actor, but he expects others to just give him what he wants without him having to put in any type of work. When this doesn't happen, he just lazes around all day.
  • Broken Aesop: All of the stories try to teach Twilight that she needs to stop "forcing" her opinions on other people. This breaks since the characters she's "forcing her opinions on" force their own opinions on her.
    • One of the messages of "Amending Hearth's Warming" is apparently "Think of others"... except Helper Soul, the character we're supposed to see as in the right, is a gigantic Jerk Ass who thinks only of himself.
    • Beast Boy in Equestria is a particularly egregious case. Despite containing the same "Friendship can't solve everything" message that all the other stories do, Beast Boy is only able to defeat the villain Changeling through the Power of Friendship. The ONLY reason Mykan says it fails is because Beast Boy dies at the end but his death wasn't connected to his friendship with the others AT ALL. END OF ENDS has the exact same problem.
  • The Cameo: Lightning Dawn appears in Amending Hearth's Warming as a member of an all-stallion band performing *NSYNC's "I Guess It's Christmas Time".
  • Canon Discontinuity: Though Stone Heart is the central character of both Writer's Blockade and Write a Wrong, the two stories aren't set in the same continuity.
  • Can't Take Criticism: Stone Heart. Despite the fact that people have legit gripes towards his works, he brushes them off as haters and refuses to change because it'd mean going against his preferences.
  • Career-Ending Injury: Sorta. Helper Soul got his leg crippled saving Twilight's dad (or, in the revised version, getting buried under a pile of snow) which cost him his royal guard aspirations.
  • Character Shilling: Every single character whom the friendship problem revolves around is treated as always in the right.
  • The Chew Toy: Twilight is pretty much destined to fail in every single story (it's right there in the title) even when she has the moral high ground (which she usually does). And just like in Starfleet Magic, Cadance ends up here as she is treated as the cause of the bad ending in Love Doesn't Work That Way and has to suffer through the death of her child in End of Ends despite the fact she did nothing to deserve it.
  • Christmas Episode: The Meanie of Hearth's Warming Eve is one, and so is Amending Hearth's Warming. Note how they were both released one after the other.
  • Commie Land: At the end of Darkness of Dimensions, The Crystal Empire becomes one due to the death of Cadance.
  • The Complainer Is Always Wrong: Inverted. All the friendship problem ponies are treated as always right on what they are complaining about even when you'd expect them not to be.
  • Composite Character: Helper Soul is basically a rehash of previous characters from the series. He has Writer's Blockade Stone Heart's motivations for breaking up with his friends, he had his cutie mark removed simply because said former friend helped him get it like Manny Collars, and he dies at the last minute just like Bill Dollar.
  • Continuity Snarl: Shining Armor is mentioned a few paragraphs AFTER he dies. The reason for this is because his death scene originally happened at a different point in the chapter and when the author revised the chapter, he must have forgotten to remove this reference to him.
  • Cosmic Retcon: Darkness of Dimensions ends with the characters pulling one in order to stop the Dark Angels.
  • Crossover:
  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: In-Universe, part of the reason why Stone Heart's books sell so poorly is because his stories all tend to have the main character become evil and/or a Jerkass who refuses to let go of the past and end on sour notes, while Character Development is implied to be kept to a minimum. When Twilight edits his stories to rectify this, they sell much better.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Zigzagged in Darkness of Dimensions. Initially, the trope is played straight, with the Dark Angels ultimately being a force for good by absorbing bad luck from their old dimensions. However, when one too many people accidentally visit the Dark Zone, they turn evil and unleash an attack on the entire multiverse.
  • Death of a Child: Count Logan outright murders Flurry Heart himself because she tried to stand up to him.
    • Darkness of Dimensions has a child death count of three. Starfire fails to save a baby from a burning building, Flurry Heart gets killed again, this time by Spike, and even Garfield Logan Jr. gets disintegrated, Thanos-style by his own father.
  • Diabolus ex Machina: In The Meanie of Hearth's Warming Eve, Rarity has a huge rivalry with another pony. Surprisingly for a Friendship is Failure story, Rarity is the instigator with Glitter Glitz seemingly just wanting to be friends with Rarity. During the story, Rarity hurts Glitter's feelings and, after having her Jerkass Realization, decides to make up with her...only for Glitter to refuse point blank despite having no reason to (It's especially egregious because Glitter had been the one who was trying to make the rivalry friendly Rarity is the one who was making a big deal out of it.).
    • As mentioned in Dropped a Bridge on Him and Shoot the Shaggy Dog, Bill Dollar dies from a heart attack out of nowhere to ensure the story ends on a downer note. Same with Helper Soul.
    • Many of the Cosmic Retcon endings in Darkness of Dimensions end this way, with Kari never finding love, Terra accidentally killing herself in a landslide and Cadance dying of a broken heart, leading to a Communist takeover of the Crystal Empire.
  • Disappointing Older Sibling: Ath-Lita has lots of contempt for her older brother, Talon Ted, due to him refusing to become an actor after she forced him to get a degree.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: The stories often have Celestia treat Twilight as if she did something horribly wrong when she inevitably fails at the end, even when Twilight was only trying to make things better and her failure wasn't her fault.
    • Needle Stitch/Manny Collars refuses to forgive Rarity for stealing a dress design from him even though Rarity not only apologized multiple times but risked a PR disaster by discontinuing said dress(Not to mention he gave her the dress design to do with as she pleased in the first place). She even helps get his store more business but Manny/Needle STILL refuses to forgive her.
    • In Darkness of Dimensions, Kari is put through hell for the unpardonable sin of... not being interested in Davis!
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Helper Soul says this in the rudest way possible to Nightlight when Helper reveals his mom died.
  • Double Standard: In DARKNESS OF DIMENSIONS, we're meant to side against Kari for not wanting to give Davis a chance because she doesn't feel that way towards him but earlier in Love Doesn't Work That Way we're meant to see Strings as having a good point when he rejects Sun Rae because he doesn't WANT to love her.
  • Downer Ending: All Work and No Play ends with Bill Dollar dying of a heart attack before he's able to learn his lesson and never getting the chance to reconcile with his family.
    • All of these stories have downer endings, as they revolve around Twilight failing a friendship mission. The exception is ironically #10, the darkest and edgiest of the lot.
  • Driven by Envy:
    • This is part of Helper Soul's reason for hating Night Light, who basically got everything Helper ever wanted.
    • This is also why Rarity doesn't like Glitter Glitz.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Bill Dollar dies of a heart attack from almost LITERALLY nowhere as his heart issues were established exactly one paragraph before he died.
    • The same exact thing happens to Helper Soul with even LESS foreshadowing.
  • Easily Forgiven: Despite the fact Beast Boy murdered trillions, some of which he did right in the characters faces, emotionally abused Terra, refused to give up even when he was feeling remorseful for what he did, and only turned good in the end because he got exactly what he wanted, Beast Boy is forgiven for his crimes as Count Logan incredibly easily.
  • Entitled to Have You:
    • Just like in the original The End of Ends and every other Teen Titans fanfic Mykan has written, Beast Boy has this attitude towards Terra.
    • Strings also acts this way towards Cadance in Love Doesn't Work That Way.
    • Helper Soul towards Velvet Light.
    • Davis has this attitude towards Kari in DARKNESS OF DIMENSIONS.
  • Epic Fail: It takes a special kind of talent to suck at writing as much as Stone Heart does, to the point where his books destroy entire publishing companies just by being associated with them. Heck, he has a Cutie Mark in bad writing.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: More like Jerkass cannot comprehend Nice People but same idea. A lot of the Author Avatar characters don't seem to understand why Twilight is trying to help them and assume she's forcing her opinions on them only to force their opinions on her.
  • Evil Is Petty: Well more like "Jerkass is Petty", but a bunch of the friendship problem ponies tend to be like this. The stand out is Needle Stitch who not only went out of his way to have his whole identity changed into Manny Collars, but got his cutie mark removed simply because Rarity helped him get it and he wants nothing more to do with her. Helper Soul did the same thing (minus the identity change part).
    • Count Logan/Beast Boy kills countless innocents because Terra didn't want to get back together with him and because he thinks everyone else abuses him.
  • Extreme Doormat: Twilight and her friends often become this in the various stories allowing the resident Jerkass of the week to get away with their jerkass behavior.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: For Twilight and company, obviously. It's right there in the title.
  • First World Problems: Nearly all of Mykan's Author Avatars suffer from this. Specifically, complaining about the fact that their lives are not going exactly the way they want them to.
  • Flat Character: As is the usual with this author, all of the characters have a single trait, and are one-note and bland. Canon characters are subject to some severe Flanderisation, as usual.
  • Forgot About His Powers: Twilight frequently forgets she has telekinesis in most of these stories.
  • Four Lines, All Waiting: DARKNESS OF DIMENSIONS has been criticized for this. Four separate universes each with their own stories plus Loads and Loads of Characters equals a really slow and boring narrative.
  • Great Offscreen War: In END OF ENDS, the conflict between two factions that resulted in Star Swirl the Bearded creating the Dark Prognosticus and the Light Prognosticus is this.
  • Groin Attack: Beast Boy delivers one to Robin that dislocates his penis. Thanks to Raven, he gets better.
  • Hate Fic: The second one based on Friendship is Magic.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Helper Soul lost the use of his leg saving Twilight's father. Unfortunately, Helper himself doesn't see it as "heroic". Averted in the revised version where the circumstances are changed so that Helper was the one buried under snow.
  • Hollywood Heart Attack: Bill Dollar clutches his chest and screams when he goes through one.
  • Honor Before Reason: Talon Ted refuses to make something of his life because he got a degree in acting and that hurt his "pride".
  • Hypocrite: Mykan's Author Avatars tend to not practice what they preach.
    • Talon Ted takes offense to being called selfish and lazy despite making a charitable donation and working hard at the toll booths/loading docks. He glosses over the part where he rescinded that donation just to be a jerk to his own sister and that he slacks off regularly at his job. Not to mention, he insists on getting into the acting industry without any real education, and declined proper acting jobs simply because going through the education system hurt his pride. He takes issue when Twilight and Ath-Lita plan to trick him but apparently has no issue at all with tricking them back in retaliation and humiliating them in the process.
    • Helper Soul says he doesn't wish any harm on Nightlight but he implies he regrets trying to save Night which lead to Helper's Career-Ending Injury, thus by proxy, he wishes harm on Night (Mykan later revised how Helper got crippled, making this trope averted).
    • Davis claims that the girls pursuing him are all extremely shallow and only pursue him for his reputation rather than him as a person. Meanwhile, the first thing he does in the story is to reject a girl for not being Kari, which makes him look equally shallow.
  • Idle Rich: Talon Ted received a large quantity of bits after getting into an accident, but does absolutely nothing of substance with it. While he does make an anonymous 1000-bit donation, he later withdraws it just to spite Ath-Lita.
  • Indecisive Deconstruction: Just like Mykan's other fic series involving the cast of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic despite Mykan declaring that he wants to prove that the ponies' friendship can't solve every problem they come across, it's just about Mykan punishing the characters for ridiculous reasons.
  • Informed Attribute: Talon Ted's dream was to supposedly be a famous actor, but since he refuses to be an actor simply because he didn't get there the way he wanted to, it makes you wonder how much the "dream" meant to him.
  • Informed Flaw: In both Write a Wrong and Pride and Punishment, it's said that Twilight is forcing Talon and Stone to accept her way when all she's doing is trying to help them with their problems.
    • Like with the original END OF ENDS it's stated that the Titans neglect and abuse drove Beast Boy to become evil except this is never shown to us, in fact, what is shown just contradicts this idea.
    • Ath Lita is supposedly being selfish because she doesn't want Talon to "waste potential" and forced him to go to college when he didn't want to become an actor that way except you can't be selfish over something you don't benefit from.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Helper Soul saved Night Light from being crushed by a roof, but lost the use of his right leg in the process... and apparently it's Night Light's fault for ruining Helper's dreams. Downplayed in the revised version where Helper was the one buried by the roof but Night was too busy helping Velvet.
    • In Beast Boy in Equestria, Terra approaches Beast Boy, apologizing for rejecting him and saying she wants to make up with him...and Beast Boy's response is to reject Terra back in spite even though he wanted to be with her.
  • It's All About Me: Mykan's Author Avatars tend to care only about themselves and not give a damn about the feelings about those they hurt just so they can get their way.
    • Stone Heart's approach to writing is to put in what he likes, ignoring the fact that books are sold to entertain the reader. Naturally, his books don't sell very well. Additionally, when Twilight edits his stories to make them appeal better to most readers, he chews her out for it despite the fact that said books are actually making money for him, simply because they don't conform to his preferences.
    • Talon Ted refuses to pursue an acting career all because he got a degree when he wanted to prove you could be a successful actor without one and only eventually does so because he has Spotlight take his place so he could prove his own point. And as an added slap in the face, he accuses Ath-Lita, who only wanted him to succeed and follow his dreams, as being selfish solely because she wasn't going about it the way he wanted.
    • The only thing Strings seems to care about is his crush on Cadance and doesn't care at all about his friend Sun Rae who has an obvious crush on him that he refuses to even TRY to reciprocate simply because he doesn't wanna let go of his crush on Cadance. He doesn't even seem to regard Cadance's feelings in the situation despite her being the one he has a crush on.
    • Despite the fact he's his best friend, Helper Soul doesn't seem to care about Night Light's success in life. He only cares about the fact that Night's success is what HE wanted.
  • I've Heard of That — What Is It?: In "The End of Ends", Discord identifies the black hole that appears in Equestria's sky as a void, prompting Pinkie Pie to say, “A void…! Of course a void! …What’s a void?”.
  • I Want My Mommy!: Said verbatim by Pinkie Pie when she skydives in "Beast Boy in Equestria".
  • Jerkass: Mykan's Author Avatars tend to be unpleasant to everyone around them.
    • Talon Ted. He's completely ungrateful and unresponsive towards the attempts of the Mane Six and his sister to help him, is willing to both throw away future prospects and rescind charitable donations out of sheer spite, and is ultimately just bitter about not having things go his way.
    • When Twilight edits his stories so they can appeal more to people, Stone Heart gets mad and destroys the revised books over this even though Twilight was only trying to help him. Admittedly, she did do it behind his back but still... It's a really jerk move to do to someone who was willing to help you out of the kindness of their heart.
    • Strings comes off as a more passive-aggressive version of this towards his crush with Cadance and brushing off everyone's attempts to let him get over it. He was also planning on moving and telling his best friend via a letter only after he did so, and choosing to retire right after being invited to a big charity event, not even bothering to come.
    • Needle Stitch/Manny Collars refuses to forgive Rarity for when she stole designs from him despite the fact that A) He gave the design to Rarity to do with as she pleased and B) Rarity apologized multiple times. His hate for Rarity and his desire to have nothing to do with her is so great that he not only changed his identity, but he also got his cutie mark removed simply because Rarity helped him get it.
    • Helper Soul used to be close friends with Twilight's dad, Night Light, but due to Night Light and Twilight Velvet hooking up when Helper was in love with Velvet (making him yet another Mykan character who refuses to let go of the fact that he Did Not Get the Girl), and him saving Night Light from a falling roof (or, in the revised version, being crushed by the roof and Night prioritized saving Velvet over him), losing his leg in the process and ruining his dream of joining the Royal Guard, Helper blamed Night Light for the loss of his leg and blames him for all of his problems despite the fact that anyone could see it wasn't his fault.
    • Surprisingly (or not surprisingly considering this author), Rarity becomes this in The Meanie of Hearth's Warming Eve, although she does have a Jerkass Realization at the end.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Bill Dollar is rude, antisocial, and has no sense of tact, but he's also incredibly generous with his money and Nice to the Waiter, with his jerkish tendencies coming off as him having No Social Skills due to his upbringing.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk:
    • This defines Stone Heart pretty well. The guy has no redeeming qualities and comes off as an arrogant jerk who thinks he's perfect, doesn't take criticism well and is only satisfied if he makes himself happy.
    • Talon Ted. He's hopelessly arrogant, refuses any attempts to help him, and just isn't very nice overall. He does get in a few acts of kindness to make himself come off as a nice guy deep down, but they're done out of spite rather than any genuine goodwill on his part, as shown when he makes a donation and then retracts it just to flip off his own sister.
    • Helper Soul put his own life and limb on the line to save Twilight's father. It seems like a Heroic Sacrifice done out of selflessness, except Helper proceeded to resent Night Light for going on to live the life he couldn't have due to his injury, which makes him look a lot less selfless to say the least. Downplayed in the revised version which gives a different version of events that led to Helper getting crippled.
  • Kangaroo Court: Beast Boy is subjected to this in Darkness of Dimensions with no jury and a heavily biased prosecutor.
  • Karma Houdini: Mykan's Author Avatars tend to get away with their asshole behavior.
    • Talon Ted gets rewarded for being a selfish Manchild throwing a hissy fit by... being taken seriously by talent agencies, and later getting an actual gig. Meanwhile, Twilight gets called out by Princess Celestia for trying to make things right while only calling Talon out on his anger issues (which he dismisses as "nobody's perfect"), and Ath-Lita is more or less abandoned by the brother she tried to help.
    • Write a Wrong has Stone Heart throwing a tantrum over Twilight's revisions to his story, causing a massive scene that could've resulted in multiple injuries. He gets off scott-free, and the disturbance is blamed on Twilight instead.
  • Kick the Dog: Talon Ted humiliates and abandons his sister who was only trying to help him. And we're meant to think he's in the right for doing this.
  • Killed Off for Real: Terra, Raven, TK, Flurry Heart and Beast Boy's son all die in Darkness of Dimensions and even though they're brought back to life via the Cosmic Retcon they all die in the new universe killing them off for good. In fact, the only killed character in the original timeline that doesn't die in the new universe is Gennai.
  • Lack of Empathy: Mykan's Author Avatars tend to be apathetic towards the feelings of everyone else.
    • Stone Heart only writes to make himself happy, completely ignoring the responses of his readers and anyone that tries to help him. He also doesn't see anything wrong with continually writing Sandy Beam into his works as a love interest, even though she's greatly creeped out by it.
    • Needle Stitch/Manny Collars refuses to forgive Rarity for the time she took credit for a design he made even though she did everything she could to make it right and is clearly repentant. Even after Rarity helps Manny's newly opened shop get more business, he still refuses to forgive her despite her act of charity towards him.
    • Talon Ted completely dismisses his sister despite her attempts to help him earn a better life. In fact, he ultimately abandons her completely, leaving her to cry by herself, and sees nothing wrong with it.
    • Beast Boy refuses to take "no" for an answer from Terra and blows off the other Titans' attempts to help him, and then turns around and blames all of them for treating him like crap.
    • Strings is so caught up in his own self-pity that he's completely oblivious to Sun Rae and is fine with tactlessly blowing her off, even though she's basically in the same situation as him.
    • Even Princess Celestia, of all people, has shades of this, given her tendency to punish Twilight for just trying to help, overlooking the fact that she did it out of goodwill.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: A lot of Stone Heart's comments can be applied to Mykan himself.
  • Loving a Shadow: Strings's love for Cadance can be interpreted this way.
  • Manchild: Mykan's Author Avatars tend to throw fits over not getting what they want.
    • Talon Ted is pretty much throwing a gigantic temper tantrum over not getting his way. Ditto for Stone Heart.
  • Maternal Death? Blame the Child: Miser Stash's father blamed him for his mother's death in childbirth.
  • Meaningful Name: Stone Heart has a heart made of stone.
  • Misplaced Retribution: In both Pride and Punishment and Write a Wrong, Celestia gets mad at Twilight for "trying to force her opinions onto others" rather than getting mad at Talon Ted for essentially throwing a temper tantrum in public and possibly committing fraud and Stone Heart for committing property damage because he didn't like the edits Twilight made to his books.
  • Moral Dissonance: Mykan's Author Avatars tend to do things that other characters would find irredeemable if someone else did them. The reasoning is essentially "it's not as bad as everyone else's actions because I'm doing things my way."
  • Never My Fault: Mykan's Author Avatars tend to refuse any amount of responsibility for their actions.
    • A notable example is Helper Soul. After rescuing Night Light from a collapsing roof and losing the use of his leg in the process, he blames Night for the loss of his leg and his chance to serve as a royal guard despite the fact Helper was the one who CHOSE to help save Night (the revised version averts this, however).
    • As per the norm, Beast Boy chooses to lay blame on his fellow Titans for being lousy friends that never try to listen to him or be there for him, conveniently neglecting to mention the part where they actually did, only for him to snap at them and drive them away.
  • No Sympathy: Mykan's Author Avatars tend to ignore everyone else's problems.
  • Non-Indicative Name:
    • Talon Ted has the word "Talon" in his name despite the fact he's a pony, a creature that lacks talons.
    • Despite the fact normally ponies usually have names related to their special talent, Stone Heart's name isn't connected to his job as a garbage man or his writing hobby.
    • Changeling from Beast Boy in Equestria is probably the most baffling example of this. For starters, he's said to be Beast Boy's Equestrian counterpart, even though, as established in the Equestria Girls series, the counterparts are supposed to share names, his special talent isn't related to shapeshifting like Beast Boy's is and why would a pony have the name of a completely different species?
  • Not as You Know Them:
    • Beast Boy/Garfield Logan is about as in character in installments #3 and #8 as he was in The End of Ends. In fact, that's just what ends up happening in the tenth story.
    • Twilight and friends are just as big of victims of Flanderization as they ever have been in Mykan's works.
    • Davis Motomiya in DARKNESS OF DIMENSIONS is just as out-of-character as he's ever been in every single other Digimon fanfic Mykan has written of him.
  • Not What It Looks Like: In DARKNESS OF DIMENSIONS Beast Boy and Terra have sex and a random passerby mistakes it for rape and takes pictures. Beast Boy ends up being charged for rape as a result.
  • Off with Her Head!: Count Logan does this to Flurry Heart.
  • Once an Episode: Twilight failing a friendship mission.
  • Plagiarism in Fiction: In Fallout Fashions, it turns out Rarity had taken credit for a dress design from a pony named Needle Stitch years ago... even though Needle gave the dress to Rarity as a gift.
  • Playing Against Type: In-Universe example. Fluttershy is playing Commander Hurricane in The Meanie of Hearths Warming Eve even though she doesn't fit the part at all (The odd thing is, Rainbow Dash is right there and there's no stated reason why she can't play Hurricane again)
  • Psychotic Manchild: Like many of the other focus characters in these fics, Count Logan is effectively just throwing a massive temper tantrum over things not going his way. However, his is far more destructive than most.
  • Pun-Based Title:
    • Writer's Blockade is one to the term "writer's block".
    • Write a Wrong is one to the phrase "right a wrong".
  • Punny Name:
    • "Talon Ted" of "talented" and Ath-Lita of "athlete" or "Athleta". Although "Talon Ted" could also fall under Non-Indicative Name considering he's a pony, an animal that lacks talons.
    • "Bill Dollar" is one to "dollar bill".
  • Remember the New Guy?: Rarity has apparently had a lifelong rivalry with Glitter Glitz despite the fact we just meet her.
  • Ret Gone: As a result of the cosmic retcon Beast Boy, Nobunaga, Davis, Spike, Fluttershy, Matt, TK, Izzy, Baby Garth and Flurry Heart are never born.
  • Revenge Fic: In a similar vein to Starfleet Magic, it's meant to humiliate the Mane Six and show that friendship can't solve everything.
  • Sarcastic Clapping: Changeling does this when Terra figures out he's not Beast Boy.
  • Series Continuity Error: Right at the very end as the heroes are about to pull the cosmic retcon to stop the Dark Angels, it's said that because they stop the Dark Angels from ever existing, Beast Boy, Nobunaga, Davis and Spike will never exist. Even though it's established early on that Dark Angels are chosen at random and it's not something you're born into. Furthermore, Matt and TK are erased in the new universe because their mother was born into the darkness, even though it is established that only men can become Dark Angels.
  • Shoot the Shaggy Dog: Right when it looks like Bill Dollar might learn something, he dies of a heart attack thanks to a surprise party just for the sake of making sure the story has a Downer Ending.
  • Shout-Out: The scene of Twilight Velvet telling Helper Soul that Night Light proposed to her, and Helper falsely stating that he's happy for them, is copied word for word from a scene involving Dr. Adler/Master Org and Cole's parents in Power Rangers Wild Force. Even though Master Org's reaction to the same situation was... less than graceful.
    • The name and basic concept of Darkness of Dimensions's infamous Dark Zone is based on the English dub of Futari wa Pretty Cure
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Both Stone Heart and Talon Ted fall into this: Stone Heart since he's convinced his writing is perfect despite all the flaws in it and refuses to change because that would mean going against his preferences, and Talon Ted who is convinced he didn't need to go to college to be a successful actor even though a line implies he wasn't as good as he thought he was.
  • The Sociopath: Talon Ted shows all the traits. Let's go through the list: Lack of Empathy? He dismisses Ath-Lita's feelings and is willing to rescind donations out of spite. Liar and manipulator? He uses Spotlight as a pawn to prove his point and deceive his sister and Twilight. Hedonistic lifestyle? He prefers to screw around and sit on welfare payments rather than actually do something with his life because he finds it more enjoyable than actually getting a job with a degree, so check. Lacks emotional attachments? Ath-Lita can tell you all about it. Grandiose sense of self-worth? You better believe that's a check.
  • Sound-Effect Bleep: Occurs multiple times throughout End of Ends and Darkness of Dimensions, which is particularly odd considering both fics have an M-Rating.
  • Stalker with a Crush:
    • Stone Heart towards Sandy Beam in Writer's Blockade. He kept writing her into his stories as the love interest which creeped her out and asked her to stop and Stone Heart didn't seem to understand what the big deal was.
    • Strings towards Cadance. He was in love with her since foalhood and devoted his entire musical career to her element of love.
    • And just like in the original End of Ends, Beast Boy falls into this. Darkness of Dimensions amplifies this.
  • Strictly Formula: A member(s) of the Mane Six tries to solve a friendship problem involving the Author Avatar of the week. They fail to do so because said Author Avatar refuses to make their life any better. Either that or the pony with the friendship problem will die just when it seems like they'll learn something.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: The Author Avatar characters have a tendency TO DO THIS!!!!
  • Take That, Audience!: Mykan has stated this is what Flurry Heart's death was meant to be.
  • Take That, Critics!:
    • Ath-Lita is supposedly based on Cherry-Lei despite the fact she looks and acts nothing like Cherry. Of course that could always be part of the Take That!.
    • This is also one of the reasons he had Count Logan kill Flurry Heart. He included the scene as a way of angering them, and is proud to have done it because of that. It can be assumed that Flurry Heart's death in Darkness of Dimensions was done for similar reasons.
  • Tautological Templar: Mykan's Author Avatars tend to think of themselves as always in the right, and, as such, they are free to do whatever they please, even if that means being an asshole to everyone around them.
  • That Reminds Me of a Song: As to be expected from Mykan, almost every story has a song shoehorned in there even when it makes no sense to do so.
  • To the Pain: End of Ends and Darkness of Dimensions describe in great detail the suffering of certain characters because they're both meant to be is Revenge Fics.
  • Tooka Level In Dumbass: All of the MLP characters go through this, but it happens to Twilight and Rarity the most.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Let's just say that any attempts to help in these fics tend to go unappreciated.
    • Talon Ted. Despite the fact that his sister is trying to help him achieve his dream job, Talon refuses to cooperate because he wouldn't be getting it the way HE wants to.
    • Manny Collars. Even after Rarity makes up for stealing his designs from him by giving his store more business while he unbans her from his store, he still refuses to reconcile with her despite claiming he's grateful for her help.
    • Stone Heart. When Twilight tries to help him by editing his stories to be more palatable to the masses, he effectively spits in her face for it simply because it goes against his own preferences.
  • Useless Protagonist: The Ponies, particularly Cadance, are arguably this in END OF ENDS despite being one of the three teams chosen to destroy Count Logan. All the important stuff is handled by the Titans characters.
  • Viewers Are Geniuses: All the stories that are crossovers with other shows fully expect you to be familiar with those shows going in.
  • Viewers Are Morons: Facts are repeated ad nausea and most things are overexplained. It's clearly done in an attempt to not confuse readers but all it does is make the story drag on and make things boring to read.
  • Villain Decay: Compared to the original The End of Ends where Count Logan's minions at least had unique personalities (and in Kamica's case, a more interesting design), here they're just generic murderers who simply kill others For the Evulz and nothing else. Kind of odd to see Mykan doing this to his own characters, to be honest.
  • Voodoo Shark: Zigzagged. In the original version of End of Ends, Beast Boy turns into his beast form and uncontrollably mauls Terra's friends, leading the Titans to call Beast boy out on it. It's meant to make them come off as unfair to Beast Boy because he couldn't control himself even though he had gained control over his beast form in the original cartoon. An attempt was made to fix this in the newest version by having Beast Boy be in his T-Rex form, which he does have control over, and beating up some random thugs hired by Terra's friends. On the one hand, this makes the Titans being unjustified in telling off Beast Boy more valid, but on the other hand it turns them into complete idiots because Beast Boy had just been defending himself, and superheroes beat up thugs all the time. Heck, Robin did the same thing in Go.
  • Watch Where You're Going!: As a dog, Spike causes two guards to chase him then run into each other, knocking themselves both out in "Beast Boy in Equestria".
  • We Used to Be Friends:
    • Rarity used to be close friends with Needle Stitch, but after she took credit for a dress design he made, he not only severed their friendship, but he also changed his identity and got his cutie mark removed because she helped him get it.
    • Night Light and Helper Soul. Helper ended up breaking up their friendship because he blamed Night for the loss of his leg (despite the fact that he only lost said leg due to saving Night from dying, which was nobody's fault) and because he hated the fact that Night got everything he ever wanted.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: In END of END Starlight completely vanishes right before the chapter Nightmare comes true. What makes her absence incredibly conspicuous is the author went out of his way to describe the death of pretty much every supporting MLP character EXCEPT Starlight.
  • The Worf Effect: This happens a lot to the ponies.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Count Logan is not above decapitating newborn foals himself. His minion Kamica is shown killing a mother and her baby simply For the Evulz.
    • Flurry Heart gets killed again in Darkness of Dimensions, this time at Spike's hands. And, as it turns out, Beast Boy doesn't need to be Count Logan to kill his own child!
  • Yet Another Christmas Carol: #14 is a take-off of A Christmas Carol, only with the ghosts visiting Twilight instead of the Scrooge stand-in.
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