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The Alchemist's Heart is the sequel to Seven+Fates's, When a Pony Calls, that follows the former human turned pony Soren, now dubbed Silver Script, as he attends Canterlot University under the blessings and support of Luna, to become an Alchemist and take care of some unfinished business from the last story. Here he will make both friends and enemies, as he struggles to come to peace with his past and future as a twenty-two year old blank-flanked pegasus, the size of a child. (A little aftereffect from his transformation.)


The story recently received a sequel of its own, called The Alchemist and the Mirror, where Twilight is contacted by future!Silver Script to send herself to the Equestria Girls universe to help stop a Bad Future. This story can be found here

Warning: Contains adult content.

The Alchemist's Heart provides examples of:

  • Aborted Arc: Several plot points seem to have been brushed aside, in order to make way for others. These include, but are not limited to, Silver's relationship with the ponies she met at the end of the last story, Soren becoming a surrogate Big Brother Mentor to Spike, and Honey Dew (Lyra's daughter) seeming to be have weird attraction to Silver note , and Soren becoming a close friend to Silver Spoon's family.
  • Affectionate Nickname: The Griffon students take to referring to Silver/Soren as "little bird" or "song bird", after she befriends them.
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  • Alpha Bitch: Princess Aqua Regia.
  • Asshole Victim: Aqua Regia is left without a bit to her name, kicked out of school, and homeless after her family abandons her to save themselves.
  • Babies Ever After: Silver has twin daughters at the end of the story. Just don't ask how they were conceived...
  • Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: Though Silver manages to kill the Lamia, she has to be hospitalized do to a bacterial infection.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Soren/Silver Scripts goes through so much physical, physiological, and near-death trauma, that by the sequel, she can casually laugh off almost dying of poison. Her friends are disturbed to say the least.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: The story starts out fairly lighthearted and comedic, until Aqua Regia rapes Silver in the bathroom.
  • Cosmic Play Thing: Soren/Silver surpasses his/her story long Humiliation Conga from the last story with things like flying head first into a fireworks display and waking up taped to the ceiling after a wild party and not being able to get free, until she hears that anyone caught will be put on clean up duty, at which point the tape snaps and she lands on a table, that leads to hot coffee spilling on her groin.
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  • Cruel Mercy: Why Silver lets Aqua Regia live, after killing Ice Blossom. note 
  • Dead Pan Snarker: Soren/Silver.
  • Double Standard: Rape, Female on Female: Subverted, when Aqua Regia's rapes Silver/Soren in the restroom. Which is treated as a horrifying and traumatic experience.
  • Easily Forgiven: Zigzagged with Soren. Though he is pardoned for his actions and despite his understandable anger and suspension, Shinning Armour forgives him for almost killing his sister, but Ponyville as whole is still very uncomfortable with him/her, and Rainbow Dash is immediately antagonistic towards her.
  • Face Death with Dignity: After Aqua Regia is briefly regressed to a child like state and giving her a good chance at an insanity plea, Aqua demands that she be aloud to stand in court and get therapeutic help, despite knowing full well she would likely receive the death penalty.
    Aqua: And be reduced to a blithering child?
  • Fantastic Racism: Though not as bad as other examples, the Gryphon students have to deal with fear and paranoia, over their carnivorous diet and Proud Warrior Race Guy image.
  • Giving Up on Logic/ A Wizard Did It: Soren/Silver eventually starts answering his own question with "Equestria".
  • Groin Attack:
    • After raping Silver Script, Aqua Regia is bitten in the groin, by her almost broken victim, after said ponies friend catches them.
    • After snapping off Male/Aqua's horn, Silver stabs her/him in the balls with it.
    • Silver also bucks Blue Blood in the groin, after he comes to Ice Blossom's funeral just to rub things in.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Though Silver's desire for pay back is defiantly justified, it is obvious that her wanting vengeance on the nobles and Aqua is consuming her.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon are implied to do this, after Silver Scripts saves Silver Spoon from a Lamia and tell them they should be nicer.
  • Heel Realization: After snapping out of her psychotic episode and a few years on death row, Aqua Regia eventually grows to regret everything she put Silver through.
  • Hidden Depths: The gryphon students, most notably Gale, Silver's roomate, who is studying in folk lore to help pass down her ancestor's stories and her heritage.
  • Hope Spot: At last, Silver Scripts has come to terms with her personal issues, fixed her physical defects, over come The Bully, managed to move his relationship with Ice Blossom past the platonic stage, and is in the clear. What do you suppose the Tragedy tag added in the last chapter was for?
  • Idiot Ball: Aqua assaulting Silver Script on stage, in front of dozens if not hundreds of witnesses.
  • Irony The potion Silver used to kill the Lamia was a blood cleansing potion. He has to be hospitalized after the fight, thanks to a blood infection.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After Blue Blood has his younger sister disowned, to save the rest of his house, Aqua Regia's following breakdown/rampage leads to their whole house being dissolved and all their fortunes seized.
  • My Greatest Failure: Silver is still torn up about not being able to save Pound Cake and started studying alchemy, in hopes of finding a way to help him. Though with the help of his Psychiatrist, he eventually comes to terms with it.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Celestia and Luna suspending Aqua Regia's prison sentence, after she is disowned by her family, allows Aqua to rape/torture Silver and kill Ice Blossom, after going off the deep end. This understandably puts a huge rift between Silver and the Princesses.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Chapter 28 ends with Silver laminating, that most of the bad things that happened to him/her could have been avoided if not for her own insistence on taking the morale high ground... before countering, that said bad things have indirectly lead to many of the best things in her life.
  • No Holds Barred Beat Down: After Aqua Regia uses her sex change potion to rape her and killing Ice Blossom, Silver Script gets some rage fueled Heroic Second Wind that she uses to beat Aqua, snapping her horn in the process, before stabbing her through the groin.
  • Off with His Head!:
    • How Silver handles a cockatrice.
    • Also, how Ice Blossom dies.
  • Older Than They Look: Silver/Soren's new pony form, is the size of a child and does not have a Cutie Mark. We later find out this is because of his/her remaining human DNA, messing up his new genetic template. He eventually finds a cure.
  • Pet the Dog: Despite her resentment of her, Aqua Regia does help Silver after she overdoses on toxins. note 
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Shining Armour and the princesses.
  • Red Herring: Silver Script's kidnapping is immediately believed to be the work of either Aqua Regia or another member of her house, only to turn out to be the gambit of another house trying to gain influence back, after their daughter was banished
  • Sanity Slippage: Though she is still functioning okay, it is no surprise that Soren/Silver has become a little.. out there over the course of the two stories.
  • Shrinking Violet: Ice Blossom is very timid.
  • Tempting Fate: Silver shrugs off the "Cursed" Compass's legend. Big mistake.
  • There Are No Therapists: Subverted, Silver gets two throughout the story, who both help her come to terms with her life.
  • Through the Eyes of Madness: Silver is revealed to have had a physiological breakdown and started hallucinating, after Aqua attack her and Ice Blossom. This puts everything from the moment she wakes up in the hospital, to the reveal into question.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Over the course of the series, Soren/Silver has gone from an inexperienced teenager, to holding his own against Twilight, to fighting monsters in the Everfree, to charging EldritchAbominations with a shot gun, in a Bad Future.
  • Villainous Break Down: Aqua Regia has one after, murdering Ice Blossom. note 
  • Wham Line:
    Aqua Regia: “I dun like dis place,” “It’s scary. Can we go to da gawden?” note 
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Silver gives one to Luna, who was supposed to be the one watching over her, but threw her aside to please the nobles. Though, at the time Silver's mind was anything but stable, so it is hard to pinpoint just how accurate her accusations were.

     The Alchemist and the Mirror provides examples of 

  • Bad Future: Silver and Humane Seven are trying to avert this.
  • Bag of Holding: Silver carries around a bag small enough to fit around her waist, but big enough on the inside to carry an entire laboratory worth of supplies.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Silver's philosophy is to never fight fair.
  • Dead Pan Snarker: Silver Script.
  • Dented Iron: By the time of "The Alchemist and The Mirror", Silver's exposure to toxins has finally caught up with her and has lead to her having a weak heart.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: The events of the last story have left Silver Script with a "cockatrice eye".
  • Groin Attack: Silver does this as a demonstration, to help Sonata learn to defend herself without her powers.
  • Stable Time Loop: Silver debates whether or not the Bad Future herself and Future!Sunset Shimmer warned about are this.
  • Tempting Fate: Silver stops Rarity from doing this, knowing full well that that is just asking for trouble.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Over the course of the series, Soren/Silver has gone from an inexperienced teenager, to holding his own against Twilight, to fighting monsters in the Everfree, to charging EldritchAbominations with a shot gun in a Bad Future.
  • Year Outside, Hour Inside: A few months in the Equestria Girls universe, is apparently a decade or so in the main universe.