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Most. Adorable. Vampire. Ever.
Fluttershy is a vampire and has been for years. Twilight Sparkle is apparently the only pony in Ponyville who didn’t know that.

Nosflutteratu is a My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fan fiction written by Charcoal Quill.

This fanfic contains examples of:

  • A Friend in Need:
    • On the rare occasion that Fluttershy needs fresh blood, Rainbow Dash provides it.
    • Rarity keeps a suitcase full of native soil in case Fluttershy travels outside of Equestria.
    • Twilight, once she realizes Fluttershy's in danger.
  • Actually Not a Vampire: For some reason Pinkie assumed that Twilight was a vampire, just on the basis of her name. Like everypony else, she already knew about Fluttershy.
  • Awesome Aussie: Garlic Flank Stake is a Vampire Hunter described as having a "Hosstralian" accent.
  • The Bartender: Pinkie is trying out a "sympathetic bartender" persona for some reason.
  • Berserk Button: Rainbow Dash doesn't respond well to anti-vampire research. At all.
  • Blatant Lies: Why is Garlic Flank Stake armed to the teeth with anti-vampire weaponry? Cosplay for a comic book convention.
  • Close-Knit Community: How does a vampire survive, even thrive, for years without killing anypony? Ponyville's annual blood drive is very successful.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • The Stare is revealed to be the result of vampiric mesmerism, not "weaponized Kindness".
    • Rarity explains the animals at the Grand Galloping Gala reacted so poorly to Fluttershy because, unlike Ponyville's animals, they weren't used to being around a vampire.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Rarity's puppet show reenactment of Fluttershy's turning employs the classic visual symbolism of a vampire preying on an innocent woman uncannily resembling... well, a comparatively regular guy preying on an innocent woman. Fortunately, Rarity keeps it from going beyond a PG rating.
  • Drama Queen: Rarity's retelling of how Fluttershy came to be a vampire involves a puppet show and dramatic lighting.
  • Fool's Map: The map Garlic Flank Stake bought lead her six-hundred miles out of the way.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Fluttershy. This is not typical vampire behavior however.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Garlic Flank Stake appears to play this straight at first — but ultimately averts it. She even says that she's in it to protect innocent ponies, not because of hatred.
  • Here We Go Again!: Just after Twilight managed to get over / become used to the fact that Fluttershy's a vampire, she nonchalantly mentions this to Spike... who did not know and is as shocked as Twilight was at the start.
  • Karmic Death: An offscreen one. The vampire who turned Fluttershy was apparently killed by Garlic Flank Stake, who just so happens to have been an old friend of Fluttershy's.
  • Kiss of the Vampire: Rainbow Dash tells Twilight that the initial bite hurts a bit, but aside from that, being fed upon by a vampire feels good, in a weird way.
    Rainbow Dash: "At first, it feels all tingly and nice, and then I start to feel a little numb and dizzy. But she always stops before it goes any further." ... "Fluttershy always finishes up with one little lick — getting one last drop, I guess. It kinda tickles..."
  • Laser-Guided Karma: The vampire who attacked and turned Fluttershy got ashed by Garlic Flank Stake that same night.
  • Let No Crisis Go to Waste: When Fluttershy became a vampire, the local hospital finally found a use for all the excess blood for transfusion that continued going bad.
  • Lonely Funeral: Rarity describes Fluttershy's funeral this way. Though her account may not be completely reliable.
  • Mama Bear: A purely friends example when Dash reacts... poorly to Twilight's anti-vampire research.
  • Mistaken for Romance: Rarity assumes Twilight and Fluttershy sharing lunch, followed by Twilight's offer to purchase a hat for Fluttershy, equals them dating. She blames it on the romance novels she's been reading lately.
  • Must Be Invited: Subtly implied — Rarity mentions that Fluttershy was turned after inviting a pony who turned out to be vampire into her cottage for "a warm drink". Interestingly, this does not appear to apply to Fluttershy herself, suggesting that this is more of an allusion to vampire lore than an actual quality of vampires in the setting.
  • Nightmare Sequence: Twilight's research brings on one of these.
  • Noodle Incident: Three are mentioned. One involving Pinkie and a pipe organ, one before that where Twilight and Lyra went on a wild goose chase looking for a nuckelavee, and another before that where Rarity got into a big hoof-fight with Dash. Twilight still has no idea where the giant custard vat came from.
  • Our Vampires Are Different:
    • Unlike most modern vampires Fluttershy doesn't burst into flames in sunlight. Sunlight does weaken her however.
    • Garlic repels her.
    • The mirror thing is a myth, as is the tale that vampires don't have shadows.
    • She can turn into a bat, but not when the sun is out.
    • Vampires are vulnerable to solar water, springwater enchanted to hold the energy of the midday sun, which cuts through their flesh like acid.
    • Vampires do need to sleep in their native soil (all of Equestria, in this case). Rarity keeps a suitcase of dirt from Fluttershy's garden on hand for that reason.
  • Plot-Driving Secret: If Twilight knew what everypony else knew we'd have no story.
  • Romanticism Versus Enlightenment: Pinkie solves Twilight's dilemma by tricking her into thinking with her heart instead of her head.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Sliding Scale of Vampire Friendliness: Played with, everything Twilight reads about the rules of vampirism say Fluttershy can’t be a vampire without killing someone. Fluttershy proves them wrong.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Garlic Flank Stake just grows garlic. She certainly doesn't do anything with reckless or dangerous with it afterwards.
  • Taught by Experience: Spike says that if nothing exciting has happened this week then it probably will soon.
  • Tempting Fate: Really Twilight should know better than to say "it's a quiet day" and "what could possibly go wrong?" by now.
  • Vampire Hunter: Garlic Flank Stake, an old friend of Fluttershy's, has vampire hunting as her special talent, per her Cutie Mark.
  • Van Helsing Hate Crimes: Twilight takes a while to come to terms with the fact that Fluttershy is a vampire. Rainbow Dash even calls her "Van Horsing" during their argument. Garlic Flank Stake also acts like this, apparently believing that if a vampire hasn't started killing ponies, they will soon, but she immediately relents once she finds out that the vampire is Fluttershy.
  • Vegetarian Vampire: It's Fluttershy, what did Twilight expect? She survives by mostly drinking blood donated from the local blood bank, with the occasional drink from a willing donor (namely, Rainbow Dash, who admits she had to talk Fluttershy into doing it the first time).
  • Voluntary Vampire Victim: Rainbow Dash, who serves as a willing donor when Fluttershy really needs it.
  • Weakened by the Light: It doesn't hurt Fluttershy, but it does weaken her. She also can't turn into a bat while in sunlight.
  • Wham Line: One that doubles as something of a verbal Wham Shot — after her heart-to-heart with Pinkie Pie, Twilight notices that the pony who was in Sugarcube Corner with them left in the middle of their conversation. When Twilight asks who she was, Pinkie admits that she doesn't know, but did see her Cutie Mark, which she draws for Twilight. Cue Twilight panicking when she sees the result...
    I ran to the door and threw it open, then galloped away, leaving behind the sketch of a wooden stake impaling a clove of garlic.
  • You Didn't Ask: Nobody bothered to tell Twilight that Fluttershy was a vampire because they all thought she already knew.
  • Yuri Fan: Rarity is implied to be a Yuri Fan after suggesting that Fluttershy and Twilight having lunch together was a "date", and when told it wasn't, she blames it on her romance novels. Twilight demands to know what sort of "romance" novels Rarity has been reading, but Rarity brushes her off with a casual remark.