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Ponies One Half is a My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic crossover with Ranma ½ by Emma Iveli, and only the second ever Ranma/My Little Pony Friendship is Magic crossover.

The premise is simple: Twilight screws up a teleportation spell, and ends up teleporting her and the rest of the Mane Six right above the Drowned Girl spring, so they all fall in and are cursed to change into human women on contact with cold water. Ranma and Genma arrive the same day, and get cursed as per canon. They soon meet the Mane Six, and Twilight agrees to help them cure the curse in exchange for helping them adjust to this new world.

Naturally, Hilarity Ensues.

The fic's original cut in FanFiction.Net is here, and the FIMFiction.Net "director's cut" is here.


This fanfic contains examples of:

  • Ain't No Rule:
    • Discord forgot to include a rule about the Heaven And Earth Solution in his little fake memories game. Cologne uses this mistake to restore Shampoo's memories.
    • Used again during the same arc to allow Seito to bring in reinforcements.
  • All Just a Dream: See Fake-Out Opening below.
    • Also happens in ch.104, when Madame St.Paul's attempts to have Momo eat meat give her a Cupcake Killer nightmare..though we don't realize it at first.
    • Happens again in ch.105, via Luna showing Picolet what'd happen if Momo was forced to marry him.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Ranma talking about Genma: "Well you see, pops put me into a pit of starving cats, kidnapped me, abandoned my best friends on more than one occasion, sold me off for marriage just so he could steal an okonomiyaki cart and there was this one time he stole my fries."
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  • Assimilation Plot: Queen Cosmos' ultimate goal; she plans on turning all humans into ponies.
  • Badass in Distress: Ranma gets kidnapped by Kodachi in chapter 100.
  • Batman Gambit: An epic one is pulled in chapter 110 in order to cause Nabiki to give up on being Ranma's fiancee. Sensing that Nabiki was not being honest about her loving Ranma, the fiancees tell Nabiki she has to train in matrial arts with them, knowing Nabiki wouldn't do it. In the end, Nabiki gives up, and admits what she was up to.
  • Beam-O-War: How Hikaru and Tsukiko finish their duel.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Shou HATES Dragonball GT and the Bat Credit Card.
    • Emi HATES Endless Eight.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Anger Momo or Chiyo at your own peril.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • Shou and Emi try this when Ranma is ambushed after being hit with the Moxibustion Weakness point. They last two seconds...One second each.
    • Played straight when Seito brings reinforcements during chapter 116.
  • Bishōnen: Tsubasa post-Rarity makeover. Cue fangirls chasing him all over the place the rest of chapter 84.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy:
    • Shampoo during the Loofah Arc. Also Ranma, Akane, Shampoo (Again), Ukyo and Ryoga by Discord
    • Happens to Ryoga again in chapter 93. Kodachi gets the treatment one chapter later.
    • In Chapter 98, Discord does his trademarked Discording to Kodachi to stop her.
    • Inverted in the case of Kodachi as Dicording her makes her sane
  • Bring My Brown Pants: Invoked during chapter 58 by an anime club member.
  • Burning with Anger: What Shou does when the film strip thief leaves behind a Bat Credit Card. Pure visual gag.
  • Butt-Monkey:
    • Genma gets many well-deserved beatings.
    • Spike is worse off, he has only appeared in four chapters, but every time, he's been hurt badly: the first was getting crushed by a wheel barrel full of hammers (twice) and then in his second appearance, mauled by Opal. His third appearance has him chasing Angel, success. In the fourth appearance, he nearly gets pounded on by Angel and Opal.
    • Principal Kuno gets whooped during his debut arc, big time.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Mahoukaze, it can translate to Magic Wind.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: In chapter 30, Luna mentions Celestia's previous student Magic Wind. It turns out that he's the founder of the Mahoukaze Clan.
  • Clothing Damage: Happens a lot during the Cosplay Race. Only Momo manages to keep her costume in one piece.
  • Combat Commentator: Happens a lot. Momo's usually one of them. Pity her fellow commentator.
  • Continuity Nod: PLENTY.
    • When Rainbow's bragging about breaking track records, the Mare Do Well incident is mentioned.
    • Twlight's Sanity Slippage from "Lesson Zero" is mentioned, as she still has tardiness problems.
    • When Akane's bad cooking comes up, the "Baked bads" incident is mentioned.
    • The big race in "Fall Weather Friends" is mentioned by Momo during ch.12.
    • Pinkie's skating skill is why she helps Ranma fight the Golden Pair.
    • During the anime club's entry exams, Twilight's bad dancing is shown again.
    • The Stare is the basis of Chiyo's fighting style.
    • During the anything goes Take Out Race, Momo "assaults" Azusa with cake, much like how she attacked Spikezilla.
    • Discord's first sign of arriving is the chocolate rain.
    • In chapter 62, Hikaru tries to psychoanalyze Azusa's kleptomania, complete with her hair in its Prim and Proper Bun again, as she did when she thought Rainbow Dash was mad at Applejack during "Lesson Zero".
    • In chapter 64, the CMC get stuck in tree sap YET AGAIN.
    • Chapter 65 has an obiglatory Doctor Whooves gag.
    • AJ's bad lying is mentioned more than once.
    • Fluttershy's "aggresive chiropractic therapy" is seen again in chapter 86.
    • During Nabiki and Akane's argument in ch.109, Sweetie Belle and Rarity remember the time they argued.
  • Cool Down Hug: Ryoga gives one to Momo during the skating match during her freak out about injuring Ranma.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Momo brought the Elements of Harmony in her hair, just in case something bad happened, in chapter 111.
  • The Cuckoolander Was Right: Pinkie/Momo; if she comes up with a strange theory, most of the time it's right.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Invoked when Ran and Hikaru beat their clones.
    • Also the first fight between Ranma and Mousse. Mousse didn't stand a chance.
    • Queen Cosmos vs the Rival Brigade. Cosmos sends them packing.
  • Date Peepers: Happens twice; in Chapter 9 (following Ranma and Akane on their date) and chapter 108 (the anime club follows Shingo and Tsukiko on their date). Lampshaded (by Pinkie, of course) during the latter one.
  • Dating Sim: Shou wants to make one involving the Mane Six and Shampoo. He soon realizes he needs a Tsundere and a hero. When Kuno shows up mentioning the engagement, he thanks the gods of dating sims.
  • Deal with the Devil:
    • In Chapter 52, Discord approaches Tsukiko with a deal to giver her more power, complete with a signed contract. Why did he use a contract? He'd always wanted to do that.
    • During the Moxibustion arc, Discord shows up twice to make a deal to help Ranma. Rainbow Dash makes him Pinkie Promise not to accept any of those deals.
    • Genma accepts a deal with Loofah and Discord to get rid of the ponies.
  • Didn't Think This Through: The Rival Brigade challenges the Mane Cast (minus Chiyo) to a Cosplay Race. Tsukiko didn't know Momo was an Otaku, though. Discord did something similar when he created the Discorded copies; he didn't know the baddass levels the Mane Six had gotten.
  • Distinction Without a Difference: Momo on her fight with Azusa at the Anything Goes Martial Arts Take Out Race: "I wasn't throwing cake at her, I was assaulting her with cake."
  • Early-Bird Cameo:
    • Seito is added to the director's cut in chapter 10. He and Tsukiko appear in the recut's chapter 16.
    • During the Martial Arts Marathon, Lum, Ataru, Inuyasha, and Kagome cameo. The UY and Inuyasha casts eventually get their own chapters.
  • Easy Amnesia: Happens to Ranma during the "Am I Pretty" chapter. Momo says to hit him with a rock..which of course works.
  • Epic Fail: Gosunkugi's attempt to kidnap Akane during the crazy Romeo and Juliet production. Emi and Shou call it for what it is.
  • Enemy Mine: Invoked by Pinkie when Discord , of all beings,allies with them. Then again, he did create the threat in the first place...
    • Happosai is on Seito's side during Discord's memory altering game..just so he can get the girls all back in one house to ogle them.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Discord may be the Spirit of Disharmony, but even he finds Mami's death scene in Puella Magi Madoka Magica disturbing. It;s why he stole the Madoka film strip.
  • Everything's Better with Samurai: Kuno seems to think this about Romeo and Juliet.
  • Exact Words: Madame St.Paul uses this to force Momo to have to eat meat during the dinner party. Lampshaded right thereafter.
  • Expy: Hikaru's rival Tsukiko is apparently based on Twilight's Shadow Archetype Trixie. Pinkie even lampshades it.
  • Fake Memories: Thanks to Discord, in chapter 112, everyone's memories are altered to be closer to Ranma 1/2 canon, including the ponies (minus Luna) as part of a deal Genma had with him to get the ponies out of the way. Luckily, Ryoga was lost at the time, so he wasn't affected.
  • Fake-Out Opening:
    • Chapter 30 opens with Shampoo distraught over killing Ranma while Brainwashed, which turns out to be just a dream.
    • Chapter 105 does a similar trick as Chapter 30.
  • Failures on Ice: Ranma and Ryoga's first attempt at ice skating is...spectacular, and not in a good way.
  • Felony Misdemeanor: Principal Kuno's buzz cut policy angers Belle due to it being a crime against fabulosity, making her lead the charge against him.
  • For Want of a Nail:
    • The Mane Six's presence changes plenty of things. See Naked First Impression for a major example.
    • Loofah is a direct result of this, she went after Ranma because Shampoo didn't give him the kiss of death.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: Pinkie Pie, as usual.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams:
    • The CMC's Killer Robot has one for some reason, even though none of them can remember adding one to it.
    • Certain portions of the cosplay race have lasers that only vaporize clothing. Nautrally lampshaded.
  • Forced to Watch: In order to keep him from attempting to rescue Momo during the big dinner party in Chapter 105, Emi does this to Shou, forcing him to watch the 4Kids version of One Piece.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Queen Cosmos is this for her maker.
  • Hands Go Down: Used twice, in chapter 14:
    Ryoga: Now before I get started does anyone have questions?
    (Everyone raised hands)
    Ryoga: "Besides asking how I know so much about Rhythmic Gymnastics.
    (all hands go down)
    • And chapter 27
    Emi: This is a test to test your knowledge about anime! You need a 50 or higher to pass. Now any questions?
    (Several hands go up)
    Emi: Oh and before you ask, no this is not based on the first part of the Chunin exam from Naruto.
    (All hands go down)
  • Fountain of Youth: Queen Cosmos is turned into a baby once the Elements of Harmony hit her, giving her a second chance.
  • Improbable Weapon User:
    • Once again, Pinkie Pie, who while the gang is trying to defeat a memory wiped Shampoo attacks her with a fish ("Don't worry, it's fake!").
    • The Anything-Goes Rhythmic Gymnastics match starts off using typical implements, clubs, ribbons, balls and hoops, but by the end such things as bells, tables, hot kettles, pandas and older brothers are being used as weapons.
  • In Spite of a Nail: "Hearts and Hooves Day" happened before the CMC landed on Earth.
    • Despite the faked memories, Discord and co. didn't change Belle leading the charge against Principal Kuno, Belle fixiing Akane's hair, and Kasumi and Dr.Tofu are still together.
  • Interspecies Romance: Fluttershy and Ryoga are the main ones. Twilight and Seito and Pinkie and Shou to a lesser extent.
  • Intrigued by Humanity: Lyra becomes this during chapter 76.
  • Involuntary Shapeshifting: Pretty much every Jusenkyo curse.
    • Thanks to Queen Cosmos, in chapter 95, the Mane 6 end up switching randomly.
    • The next chapter, the entire Mahokaze clan is ponified by Queen Cosmos as the beginning of her plan.
  • I Owe You My Life: Ranma has this for Twilight saving him from the Kiss of Death.
  • It's All About Me: Tsukiko's basic schtick.
  • Just Between You and Me: Twilight tries to make Queen Cosmos do this, but it fails.
  • Killer Robot: SOMEHOW, The CMC make one in chapter 78.
  • Lampshade Hanging: Plenty. One good example is Pinkie trying to use old anime training methods to help Ran, who mentions that she reads too much manga.
  • Lethal Chef: Akane and Sweetie Belle. The former is more of her needing to check the labels. Pinkie sings a song about that.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Pinkie and Ranma's relationship.
  • Loophole Abuse: Discord tries to invoke this to keep Rainbow Dash from using the Sonic Rainboom in chapter 114 to help remind her friends of their real memories, but Rainbow Dash counters with some of her own. The same thing happens when Cologne shows Shampoo the Heaven and Earth Solution rule, as Discord forgot to make not using that a rule.
  • Love at First Sight: Apparently the case with Chiyo/Fluttershy and Ryoga.
  • Meaningful Name: The ponies' human names are all meaningful:
    • Hikaru Hakumei/Twilight Sparkle: One of Hikaru's meanings is "sparkle", and Hakumei means "twilight".
    • Ran Issanni/Rainbow Dash: A pun on the word "ran", and Issanni means "at top speed".
    • Momo Mochi/Pinkie Pie: Momo is derived from momoiro, which means "pink", and Mochi is a Japanese sweet.
    • Chiyo/Fluttershy: Chiyo means "butterfly", and Onbin means "gentle".
    • Belle Perle/Rarity: Belle is based on Rarity's Fanoninvoked last name, and Perle is French for "jewel".
    • Alex Jackson/Applejack: Speaks for itself.
    • Princess Luna/Diana: Diana is the name of one of the Goddesses of the Moon. As for Tsukino, it's a Sailor Moon allusion.
    • Apple Bloom/Blossom Jackson: A Powerpuff Girls Stealth Pun on her ribbon.
    • Sweetie Belle/Suzette Perle: Suzette is a French name.
    • Scootaloo/Haruka Gentsuki: Gentsuki means "scooter".
  • Moe: invoked Chiyo is called this more than once.
  • Moment Killer:
    • Invoked when Pinkie ruins a touching moment between Ryoga and Fluttershy in chapter 85.
    • And then again by Happosai in the next chapter.
  • Mood Whiplash:
    • Chapter 91 is a funny episode until the last scene, where a mysterious alicorn, Discord's creation, betrays him, knocking him out.
    • A minor case occurs in ch.104, with Momo apparently going Cupcakes..but it ends up being another nightmare of hers.
    • A similar situation to the first example occurs in chapter 111, as Genma accepts an alliance with Loofah and Discord to get rid of the ponies.
  • Motor Mouth: Momo's is weaponized on more than one occassion.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Cosmos realizes this as the Elements hit her.
  • Mythology Gag: During chapter 45, Momo has come to believe that the vice principal knows about the Spring of Drowned Man and wants to use it for evil purposes. This is a nod to the recent live action Ranma movie, where the villain is the vice principal.
  • Naked First Impression: Akane is again the one on the receiving end, but instead of Ranma-kun, it's Ryoga and Fluttershy she sees in the tub.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Principal Kuno gets whooped by every named Furinkan student in chapter 69.
    • Happosai gets one at the end of chapter 75.
    • Just about every time Discord brainwashes one of the Nerima Wrecking Crew, he ends up doing it during one of these, each one worse than the last.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • Something that happened to Twilight involving hamsters in chapter 71.
    • How Asuza got banned from Disney Stores, as mentioned in chapter 78.
  • No Ontological Inertia: Those Queen Cosmos ponified are returned to normal when she's beaten.
  • No Sense of Direction: Ryoga, (of course); however thanks to this being in the present, he's now an internet celebrity because of it.
  • Odd Friendship: Picolet and Momo develop one over the course of his arc.
  • Otaku: Shou and Emi. Also, Pinkie becomes one too.
  • Painful Transformation: Tsukiko's slow transformation into a unicorn.
  • Polyamory: Thanks to an ancient Amazon law called The Heaven and Earth Solution, Ranma has this. Doesn't mean he still doesn't have problems.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Belle delivers one to Kuno early on, unfortunately since it's Kuno he doesn't listen to it.
  • Ring Out: The way to win a Martial Art Rhythmic Gymnastics match. Kodachi had goons to move the ring under her, but they got whooped.
  • The Rival: Azusa and Kodachi become these to Momo and Belle, respectively. Original characters are Ran, Hikaru, and Alex's rivals.
    • Rival Team-Up: Tsukiko unites the rivals in chapter 67; however, Ryoko(Rainbow's rival) is the mole of the group.
  • Rouge Angles of Satin: The fic has these, but beneath them, readers have still enjoyed it. The Recut gets rid of many of the grammar errors.
  • Rabbit Season Duck Season: Haruka pulls this on the bully.
  • Running Gag: Pinkie breaking the fourth wall, Ranma being hailed as a god among men, Genma getting his ass kicked...plenty to go around.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When Discord returns from a vacation, right in the middle of Akane and Nabiki feuding, he runs for it.
  • Secret Art: Magic is this to the Mahoukaze clan, which is why it bugs Tsukiko so much that Twilight can use it.
  • Send in the Clones:
    • Discord creates these on the Mane Six as his first trick. He didn't know the Mane Six took some badass levels, though.
    • Done again in Chapter 63, only they're Opposite Sex Clones. They have free will, though, and rebel, but are taken out.
    • Discord tries this AGAIN, creating one "superclone." Queen Cosmos, said clone, stabs him in the back, though.
    • Discord does this AGAIN in ch.115, as he recreates the Mane Six's clones, along with clones of Ryoga, Ranma, and Shampoo with fake memories based on the fake memories trick Discord pulled as Discord's last gambit to stop them from restoring Akane's memories.
  • Shared Universe: Both the cast of Urusei Yatsura and Inuyasha have appeared meaning that it's more of a Rumiko Takashi-verse rather than a pure Ranma-Verse.
  • Shipper on Deck: Rarity wants to see Chiyo hook up with Ryoga.
  • Shout-Out: Due to many factors there's a shout out at least once a chapter. Here's a few:
    • Chapter 87:
      • When Shou sees the Bat Credit Card, as a visual gag for how mad he is, he goes Super Saiyan.
    • Ch.103 has Momo do a Pac-Man impression.
    • Discord does a Phoenix Wright impression in chapter 114 in an attempt to invoke Loophole Abuse.
  • Sneeze Cut: Used a bit; the best case is in chapter 6, where Derpy's mentioned, and both times she drops her cargo on Spike. OUCH.
  • Something Completely Different: Chapter 76 takes us back to Ponyville. The trope name is even used.
    • We return to Ponyville in Chapter 101, as we see Shining Armor take the news about Prism Star, and asks for advice from Big Mac and Blinkie on how to take her existence, as nicece or as a sister.
  • Spotting the Thread: How Ranma and Twilight manage to shake off the fake memories Discord gave them when they see Princess Luna in her normal form.
  • The Stations of the Canon: Some of Ranma 1/2's stations are there, but what happens is different. The intros of Shampoo and Ryoga don't occur as per canon, since they follow Ranma and co. from the beginning. And as Naked First Impression shows, no P-chan disguise for Ryoga this time, so whenever he's in pig form he's just known as "Piggy-Ryoga".
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: At the Anything-Goes Martial Arts Rhythmic Gymnastics tournament, Momo most defintiely did not see a unicorn and naked guy after Kodachi threw hot water at them.
  • Take a Third Option: When writing Chapter 43, Emma was wanting to write an ending where Akane and Sweetie Belle working together could make something eatable, but she also really wanted to write a scene where they create an Eldritch Abomination which Luna would fight... She decided to do both, with the fight being a story Pinkie was telling.
    • In universe example: Emi wasn't sure if she should dress up like Human!Yuki or Otaku!Yuki from Haruhi Suzumiya, but then she remembered that in the Haruhi-chan manga there was a chapter featuring Human-Otaku!Yuki so that's what she dressed up like.
  • Talking with Signs: Genma, as per canon. Ryoga also gets into it.
  • Tempting Fate:
    • Momo says "It's not like Discord's here"....And he appears.
    • When Belle says she doesn't think Kodachi'd attack her...And cue Kodachi.
    • Hikaru does this in chapter 111 with the classic line "what can go wrong?"
  • The Tape Knew You Would Say That: Happens to Shining Armor in chapter 101, with the "tape" being letters from Twilight.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: Miki, Ryoko, and Asuza think this when Tsukiko decides to confront Queen Cosmos. They're right.
  • This Is Something He's Got to Do Himself:
    • Why Ranma doesn't ask for help in getting the Moxibustion chart from the Mane Cast; his pride demands he do it on his own.
    • A more comedic version occurs during chapter 111, as Ranma has to take a female panda on a date. It Makes Sense in Context.
  • Those Two Guys: Emi and Shou, the two Otakus, are this, usually deadpan snarking.
  • Throwing Down the Gauntlet: Pretty much how each of the OC rivals, and Azusa, is introduced.
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: Tomobiki is too chaotic for Discord , reducing him to baby-style thumb sucking.
  • Translation Convention: Equestria's language allows instant translation.
  • Took a Level in Badass: All of the Mane Six (Rainbow Dash happened to take several levels at once).
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Thanks to Fluttershy, Ryoga has forgiven Ranma, and is his best friend.
  • Troll: Lampshaded; Shou and Emi play trolls during chapter 44 in the grand tradition of Statler and Waldorf. They're even in a balcony to complete the tribute.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: The robot the CMC make. As soon as they turn it on, it tries to kill them.
  • Unspoken Plan Guarantee: The plan to defeat Queen Cosmos is this. While Cosmos is distracted by those attacking her, the Mane 6 set up to use the Elements of Harmony.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: the killer robot in ch. 78. Diana says "it feels like a Tuesday" when it shows up.
  • Vignette Episode: Chapter 78 is a series of tales of a normal day in Nerima.
  • We Need a Distraction: The fight with Queen Cosmos serves as a distarction while the plan to defeat Queen Cosmos is used.
  • Work Off the Debt: The gang has to do this to save Momo from marrying Picolet. Momo manages to free herself from marrying Picolet anyway.
  • Wizard Duel: Hikaru vs. Tsukiko.


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