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"Time Lords and Terror" is a crossover fanfic between Doctor Who and My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic.

After witnessing a series of strange events Twilight Sparkle and friends search for answers, only to find themselves entangled in a war between two ancient races and a plot that could end all existence. Luckily, our heroes find help in the form of an eccentric brown pony with an impossible blue box.

It can be found in its entirety here.

Followed by a two sequels, Mines of Dragon Mountain and Atmos-Fear.

Tropes contained in Time Lords and Terror:

  "I'm The Doctor, and these (MLP Mane Cast...and Zecora) Are my friends. And we are going to stop you. Understood?"

 "Ooh...waking up in a strange hospital room, no idea where or when I am, the taste of embalming fluid on my tongue...must be Wednesday."

 Twilight: "You must be The S'Müz."

S'Müz: We are...beyond you.

Twilight: "Quite."

 The Doctor: "Not magic instead of technology, but magic as technology. Brilliant!"

  • My God, What Have I Done?: Each of the Mane 6, after The Doctor steps in on Twilight's Punctuated Pounding on Draggle. He doesn't want any of them to become like him.
  • Nerves of Steel: Rarity takes being thrust into a life-or-death adventure surprisingly well.
    • Fitting, Rarity has displayed grace under pressure in the show being a fashion designer and all.
    • Arguably all the ponies take being pitched against a Lovecraftian Horror quite well.
  • Not What It Looks Like: Twilight and the Doctor get into this situation due to a mishap involving Twilight's Element of Harmony.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Twilight gives a horrific one to Draggle, ignoring her frantic pleas to stop. It takes The Doctor's intervention to keep Twilight from killing her.
  • Oh Crap: An oh-so-very satisfying one from The S’Müz.
    • Also one from Reeka when the Hervoken Commander destabilizes her singularity attack and causes a small thermonuclear explosion that kills them both.
    • Pretty safe to assume that every reader pretty much went Oh Crap when the Doctor was Killed Mid-Sentence. He gets better, though.
      • Not to mention a smaller one when learning (through here or the fan fic itself) that the S’Müz is in simplest terms a Cthulu-Smooze.
  • The Ophelia: Discussed by Rarity. When her friends show up out of nowhere in a strange blue box with an even stranger stallion to drag her away from the business proposition of a lifetime because Equestria is in terrible danger, her first reaction is to assume that she's simply going insane.

  "I always thought losing my mind would be a little more... dramatic."

  • Really Nine Hundred And Five...ish Years Old: The Doctor naturally, much to Twilight's surprise.
  • Reverse Polarity: Name-dropped, natch. Later used to destroy the Life Energy-gobbling S’Müz by pulling the energy back out through the Elements of Harmony.
  • Sequel Hook/And the Adventure Continues...: After the S’Müz is vanquished and everything's back to something approaching normal, the Doctor offers to take the girls on further adventures in the TARDIS... which they gladly accept once they realize the implications of having access to a time machine.
  • Shout-Out: A double whammy for both Whovians and Bronies alike!
    • The main villains are Carrionites (as seen in The Shakespeare Code), and they're named for the witches from the G1 My Little Pony movie.
      • The Hervoken are an even more obscure reference. They and their war with the Carrionites originate in the Tenth Doctor novel Forever Autumn.
    • The S’Müz is a Darker and Edgier take on the Smooze.
    • Applejack calls The Doctor "Professor", much like another companion he used to have.
    • Word of God states that this incarnation of the S’Müz is based off Sovereign. Compare the speech pattern of the S’Müz to Sovereign here.
  • Summoning Artifact: The Hervoken charm cube.
  • Ultimate Evil: Again, The S’Müz. It has no reason to destroy the multiverse beyond spite, it's simply offended by the rest of reality.
  • Villainous Breakdown: The S’Müz pretty much freaks when the ponies start stealing its PKE.
    • Hydia has a minor one when Draggle confronts her about how summoning the S’Müz is a blindingly stupid idea.
  • Villains Want Mercy: Hydia pretends to do this as a distraction so she can summon the S’Müz.
    • The S’Müz begs and pleads with the Mane Cast to stop destroying it. They don't.
  • Walking Wasteland: The S’Müz consumes passive life like bacteria and plants just by being there and kills higher lifeforms with a touch.
  • Younger Than They Look: Draggle is about a century old, but is practically a newborn by Carrionite standards. This is only relevant when she is transformed into a unicorn foal after having her body and mind destroyed by The S’Müz possessing her.
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