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Trixie and Mega Man X is a 90-minute traditionally animated 2020 My Little Pony Original Movie made by Hasbro, Capcom, and Warner Bros.

X and Zero fight Sigma's latest incarnation, the Sigma Star, but lose and land in Equestria. Trixie enters the Equestrian Death Battle stadium where X landed, and starts to fight him. Being a pacifist, X holds back while Trixie fails to do any serious damage to him. The fight ends in a tie, and Trixie befriends X before caging Wiz and Boomstick.


While Trixie shows X the peaceful ways of ponykind, Zero befriends Starlight and begins to relate to her. Unfortunately, X's and Zero's new friendships with their respective ponies have also brought Sigma and his Mechaniloids to Equestria. Fight, X, Trixie, Zero, and Starlight. Fight for everlasting friendship!

This movie contains examples of:

  • Absentee Actor: Celestia, Luna, Spike, and Cadance never show up.
  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Trixie's saw can cut Mechaniloids and Metal Gears, and she even shoves it right through Sigma Armstrong's stomach!
  • Achilles' Heel: Just like the actual Death Stars, the Sigma Star runs on a reactor which Trixie and Starlight destroy to blow it up from the inside out. Also, Sigma Armstrong's nanomachines converge their energy at a fairly localized area of the body in order to block very intense forces, such as Starlight's Discord-vaporizing laser beam. While this laser is burning his face, Trixie embeds her saw into his stomach so his nanomachines can't converge there.
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  • Actionized Sequel: More physical fighting than the rest of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic put together!
  • Action Prologue: X and Zero vs the Sigma Star.
  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: Mechaniloids invade the School and Castle of Friendship.
  • Art Shift: To be able to handle the six major action scenes, this movie uses WB's traditional animation instead of MLP's usual Flash software.
  • Autobots, Rock Out!: With A Soul Can't Be Cut, Immigrants, Rules of Nature, and It Has To Be This Way.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Sigma Armstrong can throw massive boulders...which isn't a good idea when he's aiming them at a small, fast, strong, and sturdy pony who can easily dodge, destroy, and deflect them.
  • Badflank Adorable: Trixie. While in base form, she fails to harm X in their first meeting, but she can destroy the Mechaniloids, Metal Gear Sigma, and the Sigma Star. Then X and Zero power her up so she can defeat Sigma Armstrong, who also beat them all by himself. Also Starlight. When Zero relates to her, he isn't surprised when she tears apart the second army of Mechaniloids alongside him.
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  • Badass Bystander: Alongside Zero and Starlight, the Background Six are tearing apart Mechaniloids and evacuating the School of Friendship.
  • Barehanded Blade Block: X, Zero, Trixie, and Starlight do this to Metal Gear Sigma before throwing him into the air. Sigma Armstrong later catches the Z-Saber and throws it into the distance.
  • Battle Amongst the Flames: Powered-up Trixie and Starlight vs Sigma Armstrong after he sets the entire area around him on fire.
  • Beat Still, My Heart: Zero kills Sigma Armstrong by carving and ripping out his heart.
  • BFS: One of Metal Gear Sigma's weapons.
  • Big Bad: Sigma.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Trixie and Starlight destroy the Sigma Star just in time to save X and Zero from Sigma Armstrong.
  • Bottle Episode: Compared to other MLP movies. Trixie and X has four protagonists, seven voice actors (Discord and the Mane Six are just extras with no dialogue), one major villain (not counting the Mecha-Mooks), and five backgrounds, and all its songs are recycled from other sources except for X's and Zero's duets with their respective counterparts Trixie and Starlight.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Trixie initially freaks out when Metal Gear Sigma is formed, and the Mane Six quickly leave the movie upon its appearance. When X and Zero assure her that stuff like Metal Gears are part of their routine, Trixie confronts the Metal Gear more confidently and destroys it.
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu: The Mechaniloids attacking the School and Castle of Friendship are trashed very easily, with Sigma putting up much more of a fight by himself in all three forms.
  • Crossover: Between FiM and Mega Man X.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Sigma delivers two to X and Zero. In the second one, Trixie and Starlight arrive just in time to get a power transfusion from them which evens the odds.
  • Dance Party Ending: After the Final Battle, our four heroes dance with plenty of other ponies to Don't Go Breaking My Heart.
  • David vs. Goliath: Sigma's Metal Gear and Death Star forms tower over Trixie and Starlight, who destroy them anyway.
  • A Day in the Limelight: This is the first film where Trixie has a starring role.
  • Defeat Equals Explosion: All three of Sigma's forms.
  • Demoted to Extra: Discord and the Mane Six.
  • Deus Exit Machina: A Mechaniloid freezes Discord in concrete so he doesn't quickly end the movie by snapping his fingers, and the Mane Six leave the movie as soon as Metal Gear Sigma enters it.
  • Downer Beginning: X and Zero losing to the Sigma Star. Also foreshadows the fact that they can't beat Sigma's third and final form by themselves either.
  • Eleventh Hour Super Power: Trixie's and Starlight's aforementioned power transfusion from X and Zero allows the former two to put down the previously unstoppable Sigma Armstrong.
  • Evasive Fight-Thread Episode: Trixie's Death Battle with Mega Man X. X is a pacifist, and his speed and durability prevents Trixie from doing any serious damage to him. This is what starts their friendship. Trixie repays the Death Battle hosts, Wiz and Boomstick, by caging them.
  • Expy: Sigma's three forms are Death Star One, Metal Gear RAY, and Senator Steven Armstrong.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: Sigma Armstrong getting his heart ripped out.
  • Family-Unfriendly Violence: Some involving Sigma Armstrong. He delivers a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown to X and Zero before getting his face burned with a powerful laser and being stabbed through the stomach with a saw.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • X and Zero are initially defeated in an action scene that doesn't involve any ponies. Sigma Armstrong trashes the Reploids while Trixie and Starlight are busy with his Death Star.
    • "Featuring songs from Jamie Christopherson"? Expect a Metal Gear Rising boss fight or two.
    • In the Immigrant Song scene, Trixie and Starlight respectively learn a lot from X and Zero. Come the Final Battle, the two ponies get the Reploids' strength too.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Sigma's final form fights with his fists. Considering that this was That One Attack in Mega Man X7, it's not surprising that he curbstomps X and Zero with them.
  • Homage: Sigma's three forms are destroyed in the same matter as Death Star One, Metal Gear RAY, and Senator Steven Armstrong.
  • Hope Spot: X briefly overpowers Sigma Armstrong with his fists. Key word is briefly.
  • Hulking Out: Sigma Armstrong does this to rip off his white shirt and reveal his nanomachines to X and Zero.
  • Humongous Mecha: Metal Gear Sigma, which Trixie points out makes Ursa Minors look tiny.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: Against X and Zero, Sigma Armstrong only needs to use his fists and feet. Sigma doesn't bother with his fire pillars or boulders until the powered-up Trixie and Starlight take him on.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Trixie stabs Sigma Armstrong through the stomach with a saw. This prevents his nanomachines from converging there.
  • Improvised Weapon User: Trixie fights with stage magic props.
  • Instant Armor: Sigma Armstrong's nanomachines harden in response to physical trauma, allowing him to shrug off everything short of a powered-up Trixie and Starlight.
  • Instant Expert: Trixie and Starlight quickly pick up X's and Zero's fighting skills. This, combined with the former two's power transfusion from the latter two, leads to Sigma Armstrong's downfall.
  • "I Want" Song: "Power for Pacifism" with X and Trixie, and "We're Not Destroying The World Again" with Zero and Starlight. The former is sung while Trixie shows X ponykind's peaceful ways, while the latter is sung when Zero and Starlight get to know each other for the first time.
  • The Juggernaut: Sigma's final form, Sigma Armstrong, is big, strong, and fast, and uses nanomachine armor to shrug off literally everything X and Zero throw at him. It takes Trixie's and Starlight's power transfusion from X and Zero to even the odds, and even then it takes a complex four-hero Finishing Move to destroy Sigma.
  • The Law of Diminishing Defensive Effort: Starlight's force fields can protect her from small magical lasers, but not Metal Gear Sigma's plasma cannon, so she dodges it instead. Later, Sigma Armstrong doesn't even bother dodging any attacks from X and Zero since they can't hurt him, but when Starlight tries to snap Sigma Armstrong's neck, he immediately throws her off him.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: Both Trixie and Metal Gear Sigma can do this.
  • Musical Spoiler: Immigrant Song, Rules of Nature, and It Has To Be This Way spoil the School of Friendship's destruction and the Metal Gear Sigma and Sigma Armstrong fights following it.
  • Neck Snap: Starlight attempts this on Sigma Armstrong, but he throws her off him with a backhand.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Sigma Armstrong ends his Curb-Stomp Battle with X and Zero this way. If it weren't for Trixie and Starlight, that would be it; X and Zero would be dead.
  • Not So Different: Zero and Starlight, when the former finds out the latter had previously destroyed Equestria multiple times.
  • Outside-Context Problem:
    • Sure, Twilight has seen her house destroyed by a giant laser before, but with no instant-win MacGuffin available, the Mane Six have no idea how to handle Sigma's Death Star or Metal Gear forms and are not seen again until the ending dance. However, giant enemies are part of X's and Zero's routine.
    • Also, X and Zero are not used to destroying Death Stars from the inside.
  • Parallel Conflict Sequence: While Trixie and Starlight perform a trench run on the Sigma Star to destroy its reactor, Sigma Armstrong trashes X and Zero. Also, the simultaneous evacuations of the School and Castle of Friendship when Mechaniloids overrun them.
  • Playing with Fire: Sigma Armstrong can create fire pillars by punching the ground.
  • The Power of Friendship: Not an "I win" command this time around, but X's and Zero's respective bonds with Trixie and Starlight greatly increases the power of all four heroes. After Sigma Armstrong curbstomps X and Zero, Trixie and Starlight even come to their rescue just in time to get a power transfusion.
  • Production Foreshadowing: The Mane and Background Sixes fighting Mechaniloids alonside X, Zero, Trixie, and Starlight. Seeing that Warner Bros makes so many DC Comics and Scooby-Doo movies, this is far from the last time we will see FiM's mane and background ponies animated Warner-style. In the case of Rainbow Dash, she's very likely to star in another movie involving the Immigrant Song.
  • Protagonist Title: With two of the protagonists.
  • Punch! Punch! Punch! Uh Oh...: X's and Zero's attacks only amuse Sigma Armstrong, who then pays them back tenfold.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: X unleashes this on Sigma Armstrong, who isn't fazed in the slightest.
  • Recycled Soundtrack: Reuses music from Mega Man X6, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Thor: Ragnarok, and A New Hope. Only two songs are original.
  • Shoulder Cannon: Being a Metal Gear RAY, Metal Gear Sigma has a machine gun on each shoulder.
  • Stepping Stones in the Sky: Zero and Trixie use Metal Gear Sigma's missiles as stepping stones to attack his face and shoulder-mounted machine guns.
  • Take That, Audience!: After destroying Metal Gear Sigma, which used to be the Castle of Friendship, Zero remarks "I always hated that castle. I liked it better when Princess Twilight lived in a library tree".
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Both Metal Gear Sigma and Sigma Armstrong go out like this. For the former: First, the four heroes grab Metal Gear Sigma by the sword and throw it into the air. Then X and Starlight blast the Metal Gear with two simultaneous supercharged shots, while Trixie also hits it with lots of fireworks. And finally, during the bombardment, Zero jumps onto the Metal Gear while it's still in the air and slices it to tiny bits, blowing it up. As for Sigma Armstrong, while a powered-up Starlight focuses a powerful laser beam on his face (this had previously vaporized Discord in the FiM timeline) to converge his armor-nanomachines there, Trixie shoves a powered-up saw in his stomach to prevent the nanomachines from going there. Then X grabs both of Sigma Armstrong's fists and subjects them to a Shining Finger which paralyzes the nanomachines there. And finally, Zero cuts out, rips out, and crushes Sigma's heart, finally destroying him.
  • Trash the Set: The Sigma Star blows up the School of Friendship in one shot, then infects the Castle of Friendship to turn it into a Metal Gear which the four heroes promptly destroy.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: All three of Sigma's forms rely on extreme brute force. After getting the power transfusion from X and Zero, Trixie and Starlight combine it with their own superior skill, speed, and reflexes over Sigma Armstrong's physical might. Even before that, Sigma's Death Star form can effortlessly destroy buildings, but can barely hit Trixie or Starlight with any of its Mechaniloids or cannons.
  • Walking Spoiler: Three of these: 1. Metal Gear Sigma, formed from the Castle of Friendship to attack the heroes. 2. Sigma Armstrong, a nanomachine-enhanced freak of nature capable of tossing X and Zero around like ragdolls. And 3. Trixie's and Starlight's powered-up forms in the Final Battle, which they need just to be able to damage Sigma Armstrong.
  • Wall Jump: Trixie picks this up from Zero when Metal Gear Sigma throws them off its shoulders and into a clock tower. Because of this, neither Trixie nor Zero is fazed in the slightest.
  • Wave Motion Gun: The Sigma Star has one which destroys the School of Friendship. Also, Metal Gear Sigma has a plasma cannon which Starlight doesn't bother using her force field against.
  • You Fight Like a Cow: Trixie quips during her fight with the Mechaniloids, which surprises the pacifistic X.

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