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The 22nd episode and the first appearance of Azazel, King of Equestria. Also, the one that had a heaping TON of changes during the re-write.

Sir creates a security robot with the likeness of Abraham Lincoln. However, he flaunts it's grandness in front of Megatron and he sets out to prove it's better than him. This takes the team to Equestria, where the utterly insane yet lovable king, Azazel, is hanging out with his wife (Celestia) and kid (Chrysta). Gladly accepting Sir's offer, Azazel fights off against the machine. Eventually, the king, despite Sir's trickery, wins and annihilates the robot, injuring Sir in the process.

And Rick, Azazel's draconic brother and Twilight's husband, arrives too late to be in the fic.


  • Agony of the Feet: Azazel suffers this from Robo-Lincoln due to the hail of bullets. Also, when Sir gets out of his armor, the suit falls on Discord's foot.
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  • Angrish: Sir descends into this during his rage.
  • Autobots, Rock Out!: What's the final theme for the battle? THIS one.
  • Beam-O-War: Golden Azazel and the Sir possessed Robo-Lincoln engage in one. Guess who wins.
    • The re-write has this still, even without the Golden form. Same result.
  • Bloodless Carnage: The battle.
  • Call-Back: Peices from the ship from 'Gone Travelin' are used to create Robo-Lincoln. Finn also wishes he was there, possibly.
    • Also, Golus and Satan are brought up as beings that Celestia worried that Twilight would be killed by.
  • The Cavalry Arrives Late: Rick arrives to stop the battle, but he finds out the battle's already over.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: Sir learns this the hard way.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Azazel's new personality shines in the re-write.
    '"....I wanna fight someone." Azazel said plainly. "Yeah...I wanna fight someone like...real strong...yes...then, I want to lay on the field and wonder what being grass is like...I wonder what it's like to be a lamppost....yeah. I wanna fight someone."'
  • Cool vs. Awesome: A giant dinosaur-like crystalline monster with a major ton of mental problems Vs. A robotic Abraham Lincoln packed to the gills with weaponry.
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  • Did I Just Say That Out Loud?: Discord praises Azazel for his power, mentioning that he turned him to stone at one point. He wonders why he's even praising that fact.
  • Eaten Alive: The scarabs do this to a few of the nanobots compromising Robo-Lincoln.
  • Eagleland: Sir makes sure to avert this by saying he bears no offense to other countries after making Robo-Lincoln.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Not even Discord is willing to put up with Azazel's usual brand of crazy when they meet again here.
  • Finishing Stomp: How Megatron crushed the very last nanite of Robo-Lincoln.
  • Good People Have Good Sex: Implied in Azazel and Celestia's relationship.
  • Ignoring by Singing: Twilight tried to talk Sir out of challenging Azazel, but he responded by covering his ears and humming loudly.
  • Impaled Palm: Azazel gets this one both hands thanks to the bullets.
  • Insane Troll Logic: More harmless if anything, but Azazel thinks Discord didn't wipe his feet because he wasn't floating hard enough.
  • Mama Bear: Celestia was REALLY going to let Sir have it by the end. One move even came to mind.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: Megatron says that working for him makes a perfect machine...including Starscream.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: How Azazel defeats Robo-Lincoln in the re-write. Complete with Tranquil Fury!
  • Ominous Latin Chanting: See above for a certain theme.
  • Only a Flesh Wound: Azazel shrugs off the bullets that went right through him earlier.
  • Shout-Out: Some of Azazel's lines are slightly altered ones from Anakaris' animated counterpart. One might think that the big brute is actually based on him slightly...
  • Stop Worshipping Me: Upon seeing Azazel, Mothra, Basil, and Fluttershy bow. Azazel has to prompt them to stop.
  • Torso with a View: Robo-Lincoln gets this courtesy of an energy blast from Azazel.
  • Unfinished, Untested, Used Anyway: Well, the first part is complete.
  • Villainous Breakdown / This Cannot Be!: Specific to this episode only for Sir. He simply can't comprehend that his machine is losing and he takes that to when he's blasted into near-oblivion.
  • What Could Possibly Go Wrong?: Celestia thinks this before Sir arrives.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Sir is told off by a-lot of people for what he does here.
  • You Said You Would Let Them Go: Celestia tells off Sir when Azazel is severely injured. Not that it stops the battle.
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