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The EQG Crossover series is a webcomic written and drawn by a Deviantart user named Crydius, and a spinoff to his other webcomic series War Chronicles. It can be found here.

The comic focuses on the daily shenanigans at Canterlot High, which is now being attended by various non-MLP characters as well as the regular students. Comics usually focus on Sunset Shimmer and/or Crydius (who, if you haven't guessed, is the Author Avatar). More often than not, Hilarity Ensues.

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This comic provides examples of:

  • Accidental Innuendo: In-Universe, Crydius has no idea why his girlfriend freaked out when he suggested they “make a little devil of [their] own.”
  • Adaptational Heroism: By virtue of being Ordinary High School Students, Crydius (the Big Bad in War Chronicles) and his gang (consisting of Marshall Lee, Lord Dominator, Crona, Chara, and Flowey) get hit with this.
  • Adorkable: Several characters, most notably Sunset and Crona.
  • The Alcoholic: Since her default solution to any SunLight debacle is "get drunk", we can presume Dominator is this.
  • Artificial Stupidity: As of part 3 of the "GAMMA's magic" arc, GAMMA doesn't seem to know that, if she doesn't want to turn people into frogs, she should stop snapping her fingers, even though she's turned an entire class into frogs at this point.
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  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Pinkie Pie, which ends up being weaponized by Dominator during the Flag Hunt arc.
  • Bait-and-Switch: One comic set around Christmas had Human Twilight telling Sunset about how it was the most wonderful time of year...THE EXAM PERIOD!
    Crydius: Someone tell that girl to shut up. Please.
  • Badass Adorable: Eldritch, the cutest lil' unholy chaos spawn you will ever meet.
  • Baleful Polymorph: GAMMA accidentally turns Twilight and many other people into frogs during the "GAMMA's magic" arc.
  • Berserk Button: For Sunset: If you value your life, DON'T TRY AND HURT HUMAN TWILIGHT. Just ask Rainbow Dash. Or the demonic creature that Sunset managed to skewer with a flagpole.
    • As Trixie learns the hard way, Eldritch does not like rude people.
    • Rainbow Dash can tolerate overly-sappy couples on her best days. If you bug her too much by being overly-sappy with your significant other in her vicinity, she'll yell at you.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Eldritch is a sweet kid, threats to destroy the world notwithstanding. However, if you act rude towards someone, he will gladly remind you which gods were invoked in his creation.
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  • The Big Damn Kiss: Sunset and Twilight get one during the climax of the Love Advice arc.
  • Blood Magic: Crydius uses his own blood in the ritual used to create Eldritch.
  • Book-Ends: Not counting the epilogue, the Love Advice arc begins and ends with one half of the SunLight couple asking a very reluctant Crydius for advice.
  • Bridal Carry: Sunset carries Human Twilight this way after saving her from the demon creature.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: For all her Comedic Sociopathy, Chara is the one who finally gets Sunset to confess her feelings to Human Twilight.
  • Butt-Monkey: Rainbow Dash. She's the Only Sane Man surrounded by romantic idiocy, and she tends to bear the brunt of any Amusing Injuries.
  • The Cameo: More than a few, given the nature of the comic.
    • As shown here, the Soldier is the gym teacher and Lapis and Peridot are students.
    • Dipper, as seen here, is a member of the "Shady and most likely Dangerous Books Club". Crydius also regularily casts spells using Journal 2.
    • It's mentioned several times that the school nurse is named "Dr. Ziegler", and Tracer is apparently the assistant coach.
    • Crydius calls Marceline at one point during the Love Advice arc.
    • The Author Avatar of one of Crydius' real-life friends, MustLoveFrogs, along with one of her Original Characters, makes an appearance during the Love Advice arc.
    • Luna Loud is among the girls who want advice from Crydius at the end of the Love Advice arc.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: A major problem in Sunset and Human Twilight's relationship is Sunset's inability to tell Human Twilight how she feels.
  • Can't Hold Her Liquor: Dear God, Sunset.
  • Cerebus Retcon: The fact that the setting is a Massive Multiplayer Crossover with no real explanation was mostly played for comedy until "Meet the Princesses", when Celestia reveals that it's a sign that the damage to the portal to Equestria is starting to seriously affect the world, a side-effect of which is the fact that these characters were brought in in the first place.
  • Check, Please!: Dominator says this word-for-word after Sunset's drunken antics get out of hand.
  • Chekhov's Plant: The third page of the Flag Hunt arc shows Chara sitting next to a seemingly ordinary potted flower. As Rarity discovered later, said flower is Flowey.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: Chara.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Crydius, in order to slow down Human Twilight during the Flag Hunt climax, casts a random spell from Journal 2. He only finds out that it's a demonic creature-summoning spell after said creature comes.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Again, Sunset slew a demon creature with a flagpole!
  • Dodgeball Is Hell: The Soldier from Team Fortress 2 is the gym coach, and Rainbow Dash gets a bloody nose (and possibly a concussion) after trying to chuck a ball at Human Twilight.
  • From Bad to Worse: By the third page of "GAMMA's magic", GAMMA has turned most of the student body into frogs.
  • Funny Background Event: During the Love Advice arc, while GAMMA tries to give her advice to Sunset, we can see Crydius and Dominator going after Frog and her lover for interfering.
  • Fun with Acronyms: GAMMA stands for Greatly Advanced Mechanical & Magic-based Android.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: GAMMA gets these when casting a spell after removing her power limiters.
  • Godzilla Threshold: GAMMA eventually decides to remove her power limiters in order to turn every frog back to normal. She succeeds–and blows up a chunk of the school in the process.
  • Golem: Essentially what Eldritch is.
  • Harmless Villain: Eldritch. He wants to bring chaos and destruction to the world, except he's too damn nice to actually be able to pull it off.
  • Has Two Mommies: Well, "Has Two Female Creators", but GAMMA has Twilight and Sunset, even referring to them as her "mother units".
  • Heroic BSoD: Rainbow suffers one after finding out that Sunset and Twilight somehow created a daughter. GAMMA herself has a literal one later when she meets Pinkie Pie.
    • GAMMA has another literal one in "Meet the Princesses" when she sees both Twilights together, nearly leading to a meltdown.
  • Hypocritical Humor: After a day of dealing with annoyingly cute couples, Rainbow Dash talks with Fluttershy...and they act like a cute couple. She's quick to realize this.
  • Important Haircut: Crona and Dominator both get one to further show the bond between them.
  • Irony: Eldritch was created by invoking various evil gods, was made to be a being of dark power...and he's probably the sweetest kid you'll ever meet.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Crydius. Despite his reservations, he does sort of try to help Sunset through her problems.
  • Lethal Chef: Human Twilight's cookies knock out Marshall Lee and Rainbow Dash and cause Crydius to comment "So this is what death tastes like..." Sunset is mysteriously unaffected.
  • Magitek: GAMMA. It's in her name!
  • Mistaken for Romance: Rarity and Applejack, thanks to a prank pulled by Dominator.
  • Mood Whiplash: During the hilarity and action of the Flag Hunt arc, we get this page.
    • While all the previous SunLight comics were hilarious, this one became the first to highlight the drama taking place in the relationship.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Fluttershy's Stare vs Chara's Rape Face in an epic staring contest. That is all.
  • Noodle Implements: In "Meet the Princesses", it's not explained how 10 feet of copper wire, 6 cans of tomato sauce, a Latin dictionary, and a fire extinguisher will stop GAMMA's meltdown.
  • Power Limiter: GAMMA has one in place to keep a leash on her immense magical power. When she removes it, she blows up a chunk of the school, changes a bunch of students-turned-frogs back to normal, and afflicts Crydius and Crona with Ash Face.
  • Official Couple: Human Twilight and Sunset, Sweetie Belle and Silver Spoon, Lyra and Bon Bon, Peridot and Lapis Lazuli, and Crydius and Human!Tempest Shadow.
  • Oh, Crap!: Crydius, Crona, and quite possibly the frogs react this way when GAMMA shuts off her power limiters.
  • Only Sane Man: When it comes to Sunset and Human Twilight's romance woes, Rainbow Dash and Crydius seem to be this.
  • Original Character: Crydius, GAMMA, and Eldritch.
  • Power Glows: When GAMMA removes her limiters, her eyes and joints glow bright blue.
  • Power Incontinence: Seems to be the focus of the "GAMMA's magic" arc, with GAMMA's inherent magical powers flaring up and turning people into frogs whenever she snaps her fingers.
  • Reality Ensues: At the end of the “GAMMA’s magic” arc, even though everything that happened was an accident, GAMMA is still grounded by her moms for turning people into frogs and blowing up a chunk of the school.
  • Robot Girl: GAMMA, the robot daughter of Human Twilight and Sunset Shimmer.
  • Sempai/Kohai: Dominator and Crona's relationship.
  • Sequel Hook: At the end of the "GAMMA's magic" arc, Crydius tells Tempest that he's interested in creating a creature as powerful as her...
  • Ship Tease: In an offhand remark, Apple Bloom calls Eldritch "cute".
  • Shout-Out: Crydius' plan to detransform the student body involves dressing Vinyl and Octavia up as princes and making them kiss the bewitched frogs, in a manner similar to a certain fairy tale...
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Crydius' attitude at times.
  • Take That!: GAMMA is not a fan of the Bayformers movies.
  • Tempting Fate: Twice during the Flag Hunt arc, Rainbow Dash brags about her incredible speed and agility...and both times she trips over a rock and suffers exaggerated injuries.
    • On the third page of the "GAMMA's magic" arc, Crydius claims that nothing surprises him anymore. One Gilligan Cut later, and he's surprised at the fact that GAMMA is trying to corral an unruly bunch of humans-turned-frogs.
  • That Came Out Wrong: When Crydius tells his girlfriend about wanting to create a golem with power similar to GAMMA's, the way he initially phrases it makes it sound like he wants to have a child with her.
  • The Power of Love: One of the theories created to explain why Human Twilight's cookies don't have an adverse reaction on Sunset.
  • True Love's Kiss: What Crydius believes will turn the frogs back into humans. To achieve this, he gets the help of a confused Vinyl Scratch and Octavia.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: What motivated Sunset to concuss one of her friends and slay a demon creature? The fact that they were endangering Twilight.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: At this point, the students of CHS have dealt with so many supernatural creatures and incidents that they barely bat an eye at, say, a demon creature interrupting the annual flag hunt or the fact that Human Twilight and Sunset created a fully sentient robot.
  • Wham Episode: The last page in the Love Advice arc. Crydius has a girlfriend, and it's the human version of Tempest Shadow.
  • What Did I Do Last Night?: After a night of getting drunk, Sunset and Human Twilight wake up to find that they somehow created a robot daughter with a fully sentient AI and a plasma cannon.
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