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Only a few short years after the defeat of Discord, events are unfolding within the land of Equestria. The Elements of Harmony, now grown and experienced, have become one of Equestria's greatest political forces. Their new tasks take them outside of Equestria's borders for months at a time, something that has never been problematic, until now.
Strange happenings have been reported all across Equestria and it's surrounding lands. A pedestal stands empty within the palace gardens. Rumors of brewing war are flying, and the general populace is growing worried.
With no Elements of Harmony to bail them out, it's up to the citizens of Equestria and beyond to stand up and handle things on their own, a daunting task that shall give birth to some of the greatest heroes ever known.
We are strong.
We will not back down.
We WILL protect those dear to us.
We. ARE. LEGENDS!
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This My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Fan Role Play provides examples of:
- Absent-Minded Professor: Icefox. In the words of Nocturne, "We could pull somepony out of the loony bin, dress them up like you, give them your voice, and toss them in front of the class. Nopony would ever spot the difference."
- Adventurer Archaeologist: Icefox, complete with a whip and hat.
- The Alcoholic: Meadow was the guttered version of this before her move to Ponyville, though having mostly triumphed over her depression she got a slightly better handle on things. Still, take her away from her drinks for more than a single day, and prepare for some serious mood swings.
- The Archer: Steel Wing.
- All There in the Manual: Between this tropes page and the steadily growing wikidot, there's an outstanding amount of background information that simply never comes up, as well as some that.... really should. The origin of changelings, several unspecified T1 gods, *how to summon a T0 to fight for your cause*, and so on
- Spoiled by the Manual: Well. This page has a spoiler tag for a reason. Don't say we didn't warn you.
- Badass Longcoat: Icefox turned the Cloak of Aristides into a magically-reinforced duster.
- Berserk Button: Just try. Just try and debate whether the correct term is "sentience" or "sapience" and watch Vees start banning people with blind rage.
- Beware the Quiet Ones: Blackflame has less actual dialogue than most characters, but his internal monologues show that he's spending the time when he would be talking analyzing the situation and preparing for whatever is likely to come.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: The entire site's fourth wall is pretty easy to break, but two notable examples take place in the Jewel Quest plotline.
- Johnagold literally passes through a cloud wall with the number four written on it.
- Johnagold also gets angry at the person who plays as him for making him say something very out-of-character and extremely crude.
- The Casanova: Suisho, the kirin exile. This is eventually responsible for getting him killed.
- Diamante Nature was a Man-Eater (Stallion-Eater?) in her youth, though she's gone rather odd since then.
- Disability Superpower: Chiyo. As a tradeoff for her eyes, she gained a passive Aura Vision ability, among other abilities.
- Doom Magnet: Wishing Star. Fireflare and Snowbird catch the majority of the fallout, but it spills onto other characters pretty often.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: Beret Swirl does this in an attempt to inveigle free drinks.
- Eldritch Abomination: After her transformation, Meadow mistook one of Lovecraft's illusions for this, since it was obviously alive, yet did not register on her newborn life sense, leading to an instinctive panic attack, before she was able to rationalize the correct explanation of Illusions.
- But more seriously, there are a few of these hanging around, mostly in Tartarus. There's even a proposed Slender Pony anologue called the Nameless... or there was, anyway.
- Expy: A lot of Icefox's abilities and mannerisms were based on Harry Dresden.
- A lot? That's an understatement...
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Johnagold's pet, Goaty. What a surprise! He's a goat!
- Eye Scream: Galaxy's eyes were lost when she telefragged a rock in her childhood; she's still rather sensitive about her missing eyes.
- Fantasy Kitchen Sink: Pegasi, Unicorns, Alicorns, dragons, Kirin, draconequii, Quetzalcoatl (plural?), and those are just some of the playable creatures, not to mention those that are only encounterable.
- Friendly Sniper: The pegasus Steel Wing is a HIGHLY skilled shot with a long bow; however, he is also friendly, easy going and outright refuses to take life seriously. Interestingly, this is actually in a conscious effort to Avert the Cold Sniper archetype.
- Great Offscreen War: In the thread Worth the Risk, both Heinrich and Meadow make mention of the Battle of Stalliongrad, where the Old Germane Empire made an unsuccessful attack on the city of Stalliongrad. Even though the war between them has ended, Germane ponies and ponies from Stalliongrad still have burning hatred for one another.
- Ham-to-Ham Combat: In the chatbox, Icefox and Vees get into this rather distressingly often.
- Handicapped Badass: Though the definition of 'badass' is slightly stretched; the fact that Galaxy (a blind mare) is able to come and go into places that are considered dangerous as she pleases probably puts her here.
- A more concrete example is Chiyo, the blind swordskirin who will straight up cut you.
- He Who Fights Monsters: Fireflare fights literal monsters, and has stated that therapy is a requirement for her job.
- Horny Devils: Changelings generally play the succubus role, but there are other types. Specifically, those that feed off love, fear, despair, and similar emotions. This may or may not have been based off of the White Court.
- While it's possible, it would have been based off something else based off the White Court, because Vees (who was responsible for codifying changeling behavior) never read those books (wait, they're books, right?). If anything, they bear a distinct similarity to DMFA's succubi.
- Hot-Blooded: Chiyo. See Informed Attribute.
- Hybrid Monster: Kirin are the result of crossbreeding a pony and a dragon.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: Steel's preferred method of fighting with his bow.
- Impromptu Tracheotomy: Legacy receives one, and manages to survive in a fit of incredible luck.
- Informed Attribute: Chiyo's Hot-Blooded nature.
- I See Dead People: Chiyo can indeed. Justified Trope in that the last things she ever saw WERE dead people.
- Mad Bomber: Skye Wishes is an exceedingly rare Heroic example; while she's still quite insane, she doesn't outright try to cause harm and is just trying to liven up a boring day.
- Master of Illusion: Glamour Lovecraft. While her special talent gives her a boost in visual illusions, she's shown the ability to create plenty of trickery for all the other senses as well. We're all grateful that she's on our side. Or at least, not against us.
- The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body: Meadow nearly dies and is transformed into a dragon. Fireflare explicitly states that there's a tendency for instincts to be intense during initial transformations.
- Multiple Reference Pun: Beware the public bathrooms at Stall-Mart. They can be rather horrifying.
- Mythology Gag: The Shiny Little Sister Drink Inn has been a minor location on three roleplaying games involving Icefox and Nocturne now.
- Mayfly-December Romance: Most relationships between members of two different species, though in the case of Moon (a short-lived Pegasus) and Meadow (a long-lived Dragon), there is the suspicion that neither of them will live long enough to see a natural death.
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: Though it was coincidental, the discovery of the dragon passive ability to "see" life is suspiciously reminiscent of this, since it happily cut through Lovecraft's Cthulu illusion even though she was a major plot encounter.
- Nice Hat: Johnagold wears a stetson with built-in sunglasses to a cocktail party in Manehattan.
- No Sense of Personal Space: Skye Wishes literally doesn't understand why her tackling and groping the wings on pegasi is a problem.
- Nosebleed: Johnagold does this when he accidentally walks in on Moon Chaser and Meadow having sex.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Snowbird acts borderline crazy most of the time, but only does it for fun and is actually very intelligent.
- Nocturne as well; he acts stupid because he hates others expecting a lot out of him despite him wanting to just live his life as he pleases. Better to be thought of as an idiot than be known to be smart, right?
- Core and Shuck are known to accuse Suisho of this, but he is, in fact, just that ignorant. Forcefully so.
- Paedo Hunt: Whenever the Germane mercenary Heinrich Ulrich Zurich shows up to 'recruit' foals, it's a good chance the storyline will head in this direction.
- Perception Filter: Lovecraft's natural talent for illusion has created one over her cutie mark, for the sake of everypony's sanity, since it's a six dimensional shape beyond mere mortal comprehension.
- Talking with Signs: Shuck
- Shaped Like Itself: Glamour Lovecraft's cutie mark is this. It's some kind of six-dimensional shape that even she cannot see without divine assistance in the form of a pair of magic glasses, and when she attempts to make it visible using her powers of illusion, the best anyone can come up with to describe it is, "Her cutie mark is of... a cutie mark."
- Shout-Out: Kirin are often jokingly compared to the Dovahkiin several times, to the point that Lovecraft literally uses a dragon shout to summon Anduriel, among other things.
- Sudden Name Change: So, those Prench fraternal twins, you know, the ones that ran off the the Badlands as foals? Yeah. Good luck recalling whether Coeur (or is it Core?) is the brother or the sister. And hey, wasn't the mare's name Ame like three days ago? 'Cause it's Nath now. True story.
- Super Weight: The forum tier system matches up almost precisely with the TV Tropes system above Abnormal weight. Abnormal weight itself is split between tiers 4 and 5, while muggle and Iron weight rest on tier 5 and fragile weight is split amongst tiers 6-8.
- Unicorn: Yep.
- The Empath: Chiyo, as a Required Secondary Power of being able to communicate with the dead.
- Villain Sue: One of these attempted to sneak in, early in the site's history: a Germane Unicorn with Celestia-like powers, who could not be harmed by anything, served Discord with utter loyalty and was his right claw pony, had been alive for several thousand years, needed neither sleep nor food, and could spontaneously catch fire when he got upset because "it looked intimidating." Unfortunately, since the user deleted all his threads and account due to the character's denial the whole thing has become something of a noodle incident.
- Violent Glaswegian: Johnagold's father, the Colonel. In a flashback of his fourth birthday, Johnagold recalls the Shetlander getting into a fight at a Suck E. Cheese's just over a forgotten reservation.
- COME AT ME, LAD!
- Word of God: When in doubt, Vees and Silver probably have an answer for you. Maybe. Well, it's possible.
- If they don't have something, Icefox can usually make something up that sounds right.
- Yandere: Morpho, female king of the fear tribe of Changelings, is an obsessive version of this, happy to not only cut up poor Dusk Breeze for "allowing" himself to be threatened by literal gods, but to make ominous plans to breed a race of pony/changeling hybrids destined to suck the life right out of every god in the world so that none are left to challenge their supremacy.