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Ex-Nihilos

Joined January 2012
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Stories (5)

  • Rorschach in Equestria
    The Watchmen's most wrathful vigilante finds himself in the strangely innocent land of Equestria.

    116,152 words · 22,411 views · 1,651 likes · 48 dislikes
  • Sanity is Irrelevant to Ponies
    I finally get to Equestria! Despite what doctors tell me...
    1,602 words · 787 views · 56 likes · 1 dislikes
  • Twilight's Curse
    Twilight doesn’t believe in curses but that changes when her crooked uncle gives her a strange slab.
    5,776 words · 2,042 views · 65 likes · 2 dislikes
  • The Crossroads
    Ponyville has its very own Limbo filled with the ghosts of pony loving humans! Things don't go well.
    41,346 words · 784 views · 35 likes · 3 dislikes
  • Before the Age of Harmony
    9,183 words · 441 views · 5 likes · 2 dislikes

Blog Posts (56)


Instead of being killed in the cold Antarctic by Dr. Manhattan, Rorschach finds himself rematerialized in a strange new, pony filled world. He finds himself drawn into the lives of the ponies of Ponyville but some ponies fear that this sociopath will bring danger and darkness to an otherwise peaceful existence. Will the mane 6 help Walter Kovac find peace within himself or will he bring them all down with him in his cold views of reality and existence?

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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and its likeness is owned by Hasbro Studios. Rorschach and Watchmen are owned by DC comics. All rights go to their normal original, intended owners.

First Published
31st Jan 2012
Last Modified
12th Jun 2014

Comments ( 1,639 )

#1 · Chapter 1 · 129w, 7h ago · 7 · ·

Rorschach in  Equestria? :pinkiegasp:

You have my attention..  :rainbowkiss:

#2 · Chapter 1 · 129w, 7h ago · 2 · ·

...I am intrigued. :coolphoto:

#3 · Chapter 1 · 129w, 6h ago · 7 · ·

Rorschach's journal, January 31, 2012

PONIES ARE AWESOME!:rainbowkiss:


That's all.

#4 · Chapter 1 · 129w, 6h ago · · ·

Caution is the keyword here. You have to be very careful with how you do this. I'll track you.

#5 · Chapter 1 · 129w, 6h ago · · ·

Wait, if it's 1985 does that mean he gets to meet all the G1 ponies?  :derpytongue2:

#6 · Chapter 1 · 129w, 6h ago · · ·

Okay. This is fucking AWESOME. For the love of god MOAR

#7 · Chapter 1 · 129w, 6h ago · · ·

Curious... The writing style feels similar to the journals from the graphic novel, so that's a plus. :applejackunsure:

Also, what's Rorschach going to eat? If he tries snacking on some poison joke, I will just laugh so hard. :rainbowlaugh:

#8 · Chapter 1 · 129w, 6h ago · · ·

Interesting. Please, do go on. "Munches popcorn"

Will it be continuously through "journal vision" or will the POV shift to normal narration once he starts talking to the ponies?

The streets fill with cake and punch, and the ponies will look up and shout "Come party!" and I will whisper "No".

#9 · Chapter 1 · 129w, 4h ago · · ·

inital reaction:

*sees title*

..........get the f*** outta here. :unsuresweetie:

#10 · Chapter 1 · 129w, 4h ago · · ·

This pleases me...

Proceed.

#11 · Chapter 1 · 129w, 4h ago · · ·

oh god this is awesome but....

>>174767

This.

Tread carefully. Very carefully.

ONLY THE PENITENT MAN SHALL PASS....

#12 · Chapter 1 · 129w, 4h ago · · ·

Continue...

#13 · Chapter 1 · 129w, 6m ago · · ·

The accumulated cute of all their parties and apples will foam up about their withers and all the ponies and unicorns and pegasuses will look up and shout "Love us!"... and I'll whisper "d'aaawwwww."

#14 · Chapter 1 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

>>174767 Originally I came up with the idea a week ago with a single event in mind, the hard part was making a story to go along with it but I finally have a rough draft of what I'm going to do.

>>174872 I've thought about that and really came to the conclusion that it wold be mixed. I felt it would be better if it wasn't all in Rorschach's rambling journal but it will still all be from his perspective for the sake of continuity.

>>174929 I assure you I have every pony's safety in mind! Of course that doesn't mean terrible things aren't going to happen- quite the opposite- but still!

>>174937 Well its hard to say if Rorschach is penitent or not. He lived his life without compromise breaking fingers and throwing people down elevator shafts in order to cleanse the city of its criminal underbelly. Still you'll just have to read on and see :eeyup:

Wow, you guys have really put me in a better mood! I literally just overslept through a class before I checked my page here.

#15 · Chapter 1 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

My mind is ready

#16 · Chapter 1 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

Hmmmm.... intrigued I am. Please go on. :twilightsmile:

#17 · Chapter 1 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

All right... I'll bite.

Tracked. :3

#18 · Chapter 1 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

:pinkiegasp::rainbowkiss::ajsmug:

I like it :D... You get 5 stars for the idea alone!

#19 · Chapter 1 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

Seems interesting....it's just....after so many "(insert important person from a game/book/movie) is in Equestria" they all look the same and get boring, like reading a Story about a popular shipping. Seen it 10+ times now and it's not interesting anymore.

#20 · Chapter 1 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

0_0    i am interested :pinkiegasp: tracked

#21 · Chapter 1 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

Rorschach is about to become a brony. I'm a huge fan of The Watchmen - I've read it a dozen times or so and still find new things. I think you present Rorschach very authentically. :applejackunsure: Just... Eh... Don't make Rorschach kill a pony unless it's Snips or Snails.:ajsmug:

#22 · Chapter 1 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

You have my attention.

#23 · Chapter 1 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

Will track to see where this goes.

Please, don't derail this. Rorschach wouldn't like it.

#24 · Chapter 1 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

I'm also holding off on rating this, but you write Rorschach quite well. I'm with everyone else in waiting to see where this goes. The premise sounds so absurd, but as a huge fan of Watchmen and now MLP this could be the most amazing fic ever if done right.

#25 · Chapter 1 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

Some class-A trolling by Dr Manhattan there.

#26 · Chapter 1 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

>>174854

OMG. Author. AUTHOR. DO THIS. THIS SUGGESTION I'M REPLYING TO RIGHT HERE D: DO THIIIIS :D *squee* :pinkiehappy:

#27 · Chapter 1 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

You, sir, just got yourself a track.

However I find myself curious, did Dr. Manhattan simply send Rorschach to Equestria? Or, like he said at the end of the comic, is Equestria the simple, peaceful world he intended to create for himself far away from humanity?

#28 · Chapter 1 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

Like many others, I have to say, this is very interesting. You have written Rorschach very well so far, but tread carefully, my friend. You could either have hundreds of fans screaming your name in praise or hundreds of fans trying to burn down your house in anger. :pinkiehappy: Good luck!

#29 · Chapter 1 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

This looks interesting. Very well written, and it seems to be taking an interesting direction. Two thumbs- er, hooves- up!

#30 · Chapter 1 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

**Sits back into my chair and stiples my fingers togeather** go on

#31 · Chapter 1 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

*Read the tags*

This is not going to end well for the ponies.

#32 · Chapter 1 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

What I am hoping for here can be summed up quite simply as follows.

Choose Your Deity: Player 1, Dr. Manhattan

Choose Your Deity: Player 2, Discord

Manhattan vs Discord, Battle 1, Fight!!!

#33 · Chapter 1 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

>>175255 I can see how you feel about that and in a lot of cases I would agree with you. What I've found though besides who the character is that matters but rather what they are, what they represent. I find a crossover fiction for MLP must have a character who is vastly different to the main storyline's mood or one who is quite similar and can be played off (or rather made fanon). If you just pluck some random guy out of reality, like say Ezio from Assassin's Creed without reason and without purpose and put him in some place that isn't really interesting, just sort becomes a 'what if this guy was there for this event and did this thing'.

>>175413 You sir are thinking quite ahead of yourself. I will say this though, that does get addressed some time later in the story but don't hold your breathe for it... cause you'll probably just pass out and miss the other stuff in between.

#34 · Chapter 1 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

Yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes.

This could be the best crossover ever, tracking :pinkiehappy:

#35 · Chapter 1 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

Greatest. Unexpected crossover. Ever.

#36 · Chapter 1 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

Wow, this is really good.  Keep Rorschach's character on track and this will make a great story.  The only thing I have to say is that Rorschach isn't really a sociopath like you said in the description. He cares too much about other people, has standards, and feels guilt (when he confronts his landlady and sees her kids, he backs off).  He's violent and unpredictable, but those alone don't make for a sociopath.  The Comedian fits the criteria much better.  :twistnerd:

#37 · Chapter 1 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

>>175743 I actually regret using the word sociopath a few hours after making the description because honestly you're right that he isn't really a sociopath or a psychopath either.

#38 · Chapter 1 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

Seriously, you wrote this amazingly. When I started reading this, I was expecting the standard, "Mr. X gets plucked up, and dropped off in Ponyville. Blah blah blah happens," but the way you did it by using his "journal speak,"... just... wow...

T-T-T-Trackin'! :pinkiecrazy:

#39 · Chapter 1 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

Rorschach's Journal. October 12th, 1986: Unicorn lying in alley this morning, stomach full from the salt lick no doubt. This city is afraid of me. I have seen its true face. The streets are extended troughs and the troughs are full of sugar and when the drains finally scab over, all the ponis will drown. The accumulated sweetness of all their sunshine and rainbows will rise up about their waists and all the bakers and princesses will look up and shout "Save us!"... and I'll whisper "neigh."

:pinkiecrazy:

#40 · Chapter 1 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

Very nice, I love how the story isn't grimdark (yet?) but being told from the point of view of a man of questionable sanity like Rorschach leaves a definitely grimdark and definitely delicious taste in my mouth. I also think you did a great job of mimicking Rorschach's writing/speaking style, it definitely helped to build the atmosphere. I'm very intrigued by this story, I'll be waiting for more. You've just won a track and fave, my good sir. I'll wait for subsequent chapters before I rate it, but expect my rating to be high. Great job, keep it up! :twilightsmile:

#42 · Chapter 1 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

Wow. This is going to end up really good. I read the watchmen as well as watched the movie. Brilliant idea.

>>175377

Trolling? Hell, Manhattan gave him something better than death to end his "pain" if we can stay that. He sent him to the most peaceful place in all realities so he could heal those psychological and emotional scars from earth. Thats not trolling, that's compassion right there. A glimpse of humanity is still present in manhattan apparently.

#43 · Chapter 2 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

Why does this work. I am so confused. :pinkiecrazy:

#44 · Chapter 2 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

Whoa. :rainbowderp: That was intense.

#45 · Chapter 2 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

Lots of things could go wrong.

You are avoiding everyone of them. Keep it up !

#46 · Chapter 2 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

Interesting first meeting, I can see that having several unpleasant repercussions down the line.

#47 · Chapter 2 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

:rainbowderp:....

That...

Was...

AMAZING!

Dang nab it... I am so hooked on this now :applejackunsure:

#48 · Chapter 2 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

You've left his traditional voice behind - the writing is too correct and clear - but that's rather nececassary for a story like thins. KEEP IT UP.

#49 · Chapter 2 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

promising, very promising, i will watch this with intent interest.

#50 · Chapter 2 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

>>176084 Again part of the reason why I didn't want to do everything in a journal way even though I had an idea to do it that way. Rorschach I feel isn't much for writing into detail or explaining things since it would technically be reiterating what he says. So I plan to switch to a more overarching first person perspective, more clear and correct but still sounding like it is Rorschach (or at least I'll try to). I plan to make it clearer in chapter three where Rorschach's journal begins and ends. though I think I'll make an edit or two on the second to correct any confusion.

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