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Evergreen and a shifted Chrysalis when they aren't bickering with each other.

Transcend is My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fanfic. Written by Anonymous Pegasus.

After her defeat at Canterlot, Queen Chrysalis finds herself alone in the forest near Ponyville. She thinks this will be the end of her, yet finds her life saved by a woodspony by the name of Evergreen. Chrysalis initially intends to feed off of him and then leave him for dead once she is healed. Unfortunately for her, she ends up developing feelings for the earth pony. Thus begins her journey to remain hidden from Celestia, recover from her injuries, rebuild her people from near extinction, and possibly find out if a changeling can love at all.

Has a sequel following Chrysalis and Evergreen's grandkid which has undergone a rewrite. The original can be found here and the rewrite can be found here.


Transcend contains examples of:

  • Affectionate Nickname: Big dumb oaf for Evergreen. Princess for Chrysalis.
  • Arranged Marriage: Part of Chrysalis' bullshitted background.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Evergreen and Chrysalis' relationship becomes this more and more as the story goes on.
  • Babies Ever After: and Granbabies too.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Chrysalis tries to convince herself she is only using him for food. Evergreen can't help but take care of her due to his kind nature, but can't stand her haughty attitude. This rapidly devolves into snark as they try to deny their feelings for each other, and fail miserably.
  • Big Damn Hero: Evergreen saving Chrysalis in the first chapter and again in chapter 7 where he defends Chrysalis from Celestia.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Chrysalis in the end thanks to the Elements of Harmony. She is quite happy about it too.
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  • Continuity Nod: Chrysalis' attempted takeover of Canterlot is mentioned throughout the story.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Chrysalis and Evergreen have their moments.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Do we have to point this out?
  • Drum Bathing: Evergreen and Chrysalis both take a bath in a large pot heated by a fire. Not at the same time though.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Chrysalis and Evergreen both end up having a long and happy relationship together. Chrysalis had to go through hell to get there though.
  • Emotion Eater: Chrysalis, being a changeling, feeds off of love. This causes issues later on.
  • Grow Old with Me: Chrysalis and Evergreen end up doing this.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Chrysalis
  • Hidden Depths: Evergreen can alternate between a country accent and a cultured one much to the shock of Chrysalis.
  • Interspecies Romance: Chrysalis being a changeling and Evergreen being an earth pony.
  • Just Between You and Me: Chrysalis does this to a shopkeeper, telling him who exactly she is. He doesn't survive long enough to tell anypony else.
  • Kill 'Em All: What Chrysalis does to her remaining subjects out of mercy and to avoid being turned in and/or starving to death.
  • Last of Her Kind: Chrysalis is the last changeling, thanks to the love empowered spell that threw them from Canterlot. Chrysalis ends up killing off those that survived said spell like she did.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: What Chrysalis did to the shopkeeper.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Chrysalis has this reaction after killing her surviving changelings.
  • Oh, Crap!: Chrysalis gets one when Princess Celestia shows up in Ponyville.
    • Also the shopkeeper's reaction when finds out he just attempted to rape the queen of the changelings herself and is now going to pay with his life.
  • Opposites Attract: Evergreen, a simple kind earth pony who specializes in herbs and plants and lives in the forest. Chrysalis, a queen of the changelings who wanted to enslave to pony race just to feed off their love who also happens to be quite the opposite to Evergreen's kind nature.
  • "Shut Up" Kiss: Chrysalis gives one to Evergreen at the end of chapter 10.
    Chrysalis: “Then shut up and kiss me again.”
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: Evergreen and Chrysalis relationship is basically this.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": How Chrysalis spells her fake name, Cee.
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: Evergreen and Chrysalis take part in this several times.
  • Sue Donym: Chrysalis, when asked her name, merely replies with the first letter.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Back during the reign of Chrysalis' mother she enacted a no kill mandate to be followed among her subjects. However starving and desperate changelings were known to break this rule.
  • Tranquil Fury: Evergreen shows this when Chrysalis mentions how her husband (in a bullshitted backstory) beat her and was going to be forced to marry him.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Being a changeling Chrysalis can do this. Though thanks to the love spell, she remains too weak to use it for most of the story.


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