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Once again, Trixie Lulamoon is back on stage and she's taking on anypony who thinks they have what it takes to challenge The Great and Powerful Trrrixieee!

"Trixie Vs" is a web comic created by Evil-DeCOY and is one the many Ask A Pony Blog web comics inspired by My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. It follows the comedic misadventures of Trixie, who has gotten back into her old show and is daring any would be challengers to get on stage and see if they can beat her in any game of their choosing. Predictably, this does not work out as she intended…

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The series can be found here on Tumblr and here on Derpibooru. Not to be confused with the animated series Dan Vs..

  • Adorkable: This image of Trixie in her youth, wearing braces and an 80's style hair due.
  • Amusing Injuries: Trixie ends up with half her face bruised, after panicking and running head first into a rock (this is implied to have happened multiple times) after realizing she's stuck on The Moon.
  • Armour-Piercing Question: The Ghost asks Trixie one, after showing her that Ponyville would look no worse for ware, if she never existed.:
    Ghost: Ok, so you say Trixie is the biggest thing to ever happen to Ponyville, right?
    Trixie: Without a doubt!
    Ghost: But in a world without Trixie Ponyville is no different. One minus zero is still one. Ponyville minus Trixie is still Ponyville. Do you understand what that means?
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  • Art Evolution: Trixie seems to get noticeably thinner, as the comic goes on.
  • Bait-and-Switch: One episode opens with Trixie as filly in a dark room as two unseen adults argue in front of her, after a few commenters asked what her childhood was like and how she decided to become a performer. Cue Trixie cheering at the end of that play she was watching.
    • Another episode opens with Princess Celestia on stage, while Trixie gushes about what an honor it is meeting her, as Queen Chrysalis morphs back into her regular form.
  • Barred from the Afterlife: The Ghost of Hearts Warming claims that she is cursed to stay in world of the living and suffer for all eternity, while also having to do her current job, because of vague reasons involving her not being a good pony. She also warns Trixie, that if she does not change he ways, this will be her fate as well.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Trixie's response to seeing The Ghost of Hearts Warming show up outside her wagon on said holiday's eve:
    Trixie: (exasperated) You again? (sigh) Let Trixie fetch her cape and hat.
  • Character Blog: Is one.
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  • Character Development: By the fourth Trixie vs. Hearts Warming episode, Trixie and The Hearts Warming Ghost are acting much more friendly towards each other and the episode ends with Trixie giving The Ghost a chain necklace as a gift, and them parting each other as friends. As at least one commenter pointed out, The Ghost being possibly the only pony to regularly visit Trixie on Hearts Warming, might be doing a lot in its self to help her.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Trixie is very prone to this.
    • When the ghost uses a walking metaphor while warning Rainbow Dash to be a better pony, both her and Trixie mistake it for meaning literal walking.
  • Christmas Episode: The "Trixie vs. Hearts Warming" episodes, where Trixie is visited by a ghost pony covered in chains, that futilely tries to make Trixie into a better pony every year, under threat of ending up like her, if she does not improve her ways. (Which has apparently been going on for so long, Trixie isn't the least bit surprised to see her when she first appeared in the comic.)
  • Cry Cute: While reminiscing about various pets, Trixie has had over the years, we see her do this when her childhood fish and later hamster pass away.
  • Dead Guy Junior: Trixie's real name, Beatrix, is revealed to have belonged to her deceased aunt The Hearts Warming Ghost.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: The Ghost of Hearts Warming and Rainbow's reaction to Trixie laughing at Fluttershy getting knocked off a cloud, before Rainbow Dash's first Sonic Rainboom.
  • Everyone Has Standards: The Ghost wants to finally hammer in Trixie's lesson hard enough, for Trixie to finally learn it and they can both move on, but when her idea of showing Trixie that if she never existed, Ponyville would not be affected in the slightest is about to work, she backs down and ends the lesson early, as Trixie is about to have a realization that could completely break her spirit.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Somehow, it takes Twilight several panels to notice that Trixie has been turned into a child, after being transported to the moon.
  • Fountain of Youth: There is an entire little arc, where Trixie accidentally turns herself into a filly, before another stupid decision leads to her being stuck on the moon in this state.
  • Genius Ditz: Despite being a normally incompetent magician, Trixie is actually able to explain the technical aspects of how her turning herself into a filly, may make her magic unstable with a surprising amount of detail. If only she thought about that, before she turned herself into a filly and tried testing out her levitation flight.
  • Gone Horribly Right: After turning herself into a filly, Trixie decides to use to opportunity to see if she can finally fly with levitation, now that her body is much smaller. It works perfectly… until she ends up sending herself to the moon with no apparent way off.
  • Imagine Spot: Trixie has one, while imagining what would happen if she used a loophole, involving Queen Chrysalis not technically being a pony, to get out of facing her on stage. Also worth noting, she has a taller and more slender design in him imagination.
  • Innocently Insensitive: When they first meet, Trixie accidentally makes a rude comment about Derpy's eyes, which leads to her leaving the stage in tears, and the crowd walking out on her that night. Though luckily, Derpy has forgotten about the incident by the next night. Unless you think it suspicious, during their muffin eating contest, afterwards Trixie just so happened to get a flavor she's allergic to...
    • Subverted in the fourth Christmas Special, where Trixie gives The Ghost a chain necklace, because she likes that whole "chain" motif, not realizing that she likely isn't covered in chains by choice, but she still takes it as a nice gesture nonetheless.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: The Ghost who tries desperately to teach Trixie how to change her life, can actually come off a bit of a jerk to her, especially in her second appearance, but she really does want to help Trixie.
    • Trixie herself becomes this, partially because of The Ghost's influence.
  • Karma Houdini: Despite never learning her lesson in the Vs. Hearts Warming episodes, Santa always leaves Trixie a present.
  • Long-Lost Relative: The Hearts Warming Ghost is revealed to be Trixie's paternal aunt.
  • Loophole Abuse: After being challenged by Queen Chrysalis, who points out Trixie said anypony can challenge her, Trixie realizes that since Chrysy isn't technically a pony, she could use that as an excuse to avoid having to face her. only to back out of using it, after realizing the potential unfortunate implications that could arise if she discriminated against changelings.
  • Morality Pet: Though it's a long time (at least in universe), The Ghost of Hearts Warming eventually becomes this to Trixie by her fourth appearance.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Trixie devices a decent plan to escape The Moon, after reasoning that sense she is also stuck as a filly at the moment, if she calls out to Luna in her dreams, Luna will have to come in and help a child in need. Only for her to blow it, by having a sultry dream that Luna walks into, before storming out thinking Trixie was just some kind of pervert, trying to wore Luna into her personal fantasy.
  • No Name Given: The Hearts Warming Ghost that visits Trixie is never named and Trixie only ever refers to her as ghost or spirit. Lampshaded, when Trixie says "Farewell, ghost whose name Trixie can never remember" and a later strip has Trixie interrupting her before she can properly introduce herself. She finally reveals her name to be "Bean Counter" when Trixie ends up in the past when "Bean Counter" was still alive as a ghost... only for us to later learn that's just what she prefers to be called and her real name is Beatrix.
  • Ocular Gushers: Trixie does this after her pet rock, somehow dies after she reminisced about her many childhood pets, that are no longer with her.
  • Oh, Crap!: Trixie has a few of these, most notably after she winds up stranded on the moon, while stuck as a filly and when she finally pushes The Hearst Warming Ghost past her breaking point.
  • Parodies for Dummies: After failing to learn anything useful from the book on levitation flight from the book Santa left her, he leaves her a book titled Levitation for Dummies.
  • Pop-Culture Isolation: Well, not exactly pop culture, but Trixie is apparently not aware of a lot of major events, including the changeling invasion of Catnerlot and Twilight becoming a new princess. The former is at least hand waved as Trixie not being able to keep track of outside events, while working on the Pie Family Rock Farm.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Anytime we see Trixie as a filly.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: The Hearths Warming Ghost gives an epic one to Trixie, after the latter tagged along with her, while she was trying to help Rainbow Dash with her own issues, only for Trixie to do nothing but make the situation worse:
    Ghost: You are by far the most arrogant, obnoxious, contemptible, and oblivious pony that I have ever had the displeasure of having met in all my years...
    Trixie: Trixie…
    Ghost: Don’t interrupt me. Now as I was saying... You're without any empathy, tact, humility...
    (Later, back at Trixie's wagon.)
    Ghost: Your soul is an appalling dump heap, overflowing with the most disgraceful assortment of rubbish imaginable.
    (Several hours later)
    Ghost: ...And with that, my time here is done. But next year, I will go all out to finally get this done.
    • Not that any of that had the slightest effect on her.
  • Shout-Out: The fourth Trixie Vs. Hearts Warming is one to It's a Wonderful Life.
    • Also, after Trixie writes to Santa saying she couldn't make sense of the book he left her about magical flight, he leaves her a new book called "Levitation for Dummies".
    • And the ghost who visits every her Hearts Warming is of course a reference to A Christmas Carol.
  • Spirit Advisor: The Ghost of Hearts Warming Eve comes every year to serve as this to Trixie.
  • Swapped Roles: Trixie "finale lesson" in the "Trixie vs. Heartswarming series" has Trixie going back in time as a spirit going back in time to examine a pony that was awful to others in life and punished for this by being Barred from the Afterlife: Th Ghost/ Beatrix I.
  • Third-Person Person: Trixie of course.
  • Tempting Fate: Trixie gets a pet rock, hoping it won't die like her childhood pets. Guess what somehow happens.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Trixie and The Hearts Warming Ghost become this, by the third Christmas episode.
  • Wham Episode: The most recent at the time writing installment in the "Trixie vs. Heartswarming series" has Trixie learning that this is her last lesson by Ghost!Sombra and that the ghost that has been trying to help her become a better pony and eventually became her first friend is her aunt.
  • Wham Line:
    Trixie: So what is it this year? Another trip into Trixie's past, present, and future?
    Ghost: (cheerfully) No, I've got something else in mind this year. It's a new trick I learned from a friend.
    Trixie: What's that?
    Ghost: I'm going to make it so you were never born.
    Trixie: What!? But Trixie loves existing…
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