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Strayan Phoenix

Do I really look like a guy with a plan?


While on deployment to the Arabian Sea, the crew of a Royal Australian Navy Destroyer begin to notice that one of their helicopter pilots is starting to develop some rather odd quirks, both mentally and physically.
A cutie mark, wings, hooves, and a knack for treasure-hunting, just to name a few...

A recursive fic to TwistedSpectrum's "Five Score, Divided By Four".

Art made by the talented F-NAR.

Chapters (11)
Comments ( 663 )

I am glad someone did this.

OMG!!! DARING DO!! :pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy:

a knack for treaure-hunting

I would suggest fixing that typo, mistakes in the description can really stand out and make a bad impression. :twilightsmile:

2513134 Yeees, everything Has to be Alll about you, doesn't it? [/sarcasm] :derpytongue2:
Seriously though, this is a very good read so far. *Tracks*

All my yes.:pinkiehappy: Daring Do is best Indiana.

Hm, I feel like he figured all this out a little TOO fast, because you have to remember that for their entire lives they've thought MLP: FIM was fake. Also, what day is this taking place? I didn't think that he would start turning into a pony that long after the others.

Loving it so far :rainbowkiss::rainbowkiss::rainbowkiss:

Well, to answer your first query, it shouldn't take that much to connect two and two together. Reports of sightings of Ponies appearing at random all over the news? And suddenly Daring Do's cutie mark appears on your leg?
At the time I wrote that, I figured it wouldn't be hard to figure out where the ponies came from once it started happening to you yourself. At least, that's how I would react, anyway.
Yes, it would be disorienting and confusing as to why it was happening, but not outright difficult to figure out what was going on.

To answer your second query, I 'delayed' my character's transformation for a reason, which will be explained in due time. :trollestia:

Ah! Thanks a heap for pointing that out! :twilightsheepish:

2515472 Alright, I look forward to your explanation.

As soon as I finish reading this, I see an add for the Air Force Reserve. Coincidence?

2517062 If it's any consolidation, my reading patterns on here have by and large royally messed up the ads shown to me both here and elsewhere. Clothing, really? :facehoof:


I'm getting ads for a discount for a retreat at a 'mental health spa' :pinkiecrazy:

This'll be interesting. I'm not normally one for spinoffs, but something about your one catches my attention. Have an upvote and a favourite from me. I hope you can take this in the right direction, and maintain the standard TwistedSpectrum had set. Good job so far!

Thank you for the vote of confidance! :twilightsmile:
I'll try not to disappoint! :scootangel:

Dude, that's an awesome picture! It completely fits the fic perfectly! I'm jealous :rainbowkiss:

I'm not getting any. I love you adblock! :pinkiehappy:

Initiate stalk.exe

Now stalking page...

My brain sez that the transformations occur in the same order that Discord got to them, and are spaced apart just as much. After all, Dash, Jack, Mac & Flutters didn't all change at the same time.
and, in the scene Jack and Mac remember, the older of the two was sent away first....

I figure that some of the ponies who got sent over might not have crossed Discord for days. I figure Pinkie probably was the last one sent, because she'd be best at evading him, with her senses, and that many, if not most or even all of the side characters got sent over by Discord because they were where he thought he'd find Pinkie, and he was annoyed.

of course, he could also be sending some of them over just for grins, too.

And Daring would almost certainly be a difficult pony to track down.

Excellent work so far, dude!

Spoiler alert, much. :trollestia:
Ah well, I appreciate your positive feedback. :twilightsmile:

Eh? Spoilers? me?

I would never!:raritydespair:

Speculation is always fair play :P

You should see some of the things we readers get up to on some of the blockbuster stories.

oh, and I found some numbers that your character seems like the type to go digging for:

Put in '2020', and note that the age groups 20-24 and 25-29 are both predicted to number ~587,000,000+

Now, since both represent five years of people, (and, since they're similar sizes, the number of people in any given year in those two groups will be fairly consistent), we can assume that (very roughly speaking) there are/will be ~117,400,000 people aged 25 around the middle of 2020.

Now, since people are born every day, roughly 1/365th of the people who are 25 on a certain day were born on a certain other day of the year (This is the 'natality rate'). Some googling tells me that on May 1st, it's not quite 1/365th, it's ~97% of that. So, then, for the number of people turning 25 on 5/1/2020 (1-5-2020) is about:
.97*(1/365)*117,400,000 = 311,994

That's a lot of people, but what if only 1/10th of a percent of them are ponies? 311,994*.001 = 311.9, so maybe 312.

Given that your guy began changing after others had finished changing and made the news, we'll have to assume that any birthday within (at least) a week of the day is suspect, so:
311.9*7 = 2183.3
(May seems to average right around 97-98%, so we're just gonna be lazy, and use the numbers we already calculated, instead of the source numbers)

And of course, it could be that ALL people with birthdays that week are ponies (~2,183,958) or only half (~1.09 million), or who knows?

I should note that these numbers took me maybe 15 minutes of casual googling to come up with.

anywhere from two thousand to two million people could be part of this.

yanno, i think imma post this to the group. see what they all think.

Well, it's not really a spoiler if it's obvious, so I guess I'll give you that. :derpytongue2:

And they haven't really made the news per say. There are just eye-witness reports of them going around. There's nothing official to confirm the rumors... yet. :trollestia:

Post that to the group. It'll be interesting for someone to have crunched the numbers and give the authors some extra in-universe content to work with. :pinkiesmile:

I must say your story is very well written, and I am looking forward to what happens next.

Hmmmm... I'm interested in seeing where this is going :raritystarry:

You mean K.A. Applegate? What do you mean,

who lucked out on landing me as their host”.

? Controllers show no outward sign of Yeerk control, except on the rare moments if and/or when the host manages to break its masters control for a moment. That and I suppose when the Yeerk's hold on the host has been weakened because it went crazy from oatmeal. (I'm not making this up, for those unfamiliar with Animorphs, a certain type of instant oatmeal, maple and ginger I believe, drives Yeerks insane when they force their hosts to eat it, in addition to removing the need to leave the host to absorb Kandrona Rays every three days.) I think that you were thinking of avian morphs, where the feathers first appear as a pattern on the skin.

I used to be a big Animorphs fan.

2531870 I'm getting one for flying lessons.

2535304 That's assuming that all of the ponies-turned--humans were reborn within the same year, but that isn't the case. In the story that focuses around the human who is becoming King Sombra, there are two other people who are becoming ponies as well (so far). The two or them are brothers, and one of them is younger than the other by a number of years.

Interesting story so far.

eeh. the Derpy fic has an eight year old changing, too.

However, the original 'official' setup was that all ponies in monkey suits were changed for a duration of 25 years, where the spell begins wearing off on or after 1 May 2020.


We’re all in the same boat, dude.


“Time really does fly, doesn’t it?”


Not without wasting a large supply of chloroform, anyway.

i love me my choroform
*breathe deeply*
Who what?
dammit i sniffed the bottle again didnt i?
oh well fml

Were it not for my utter refusal to read anything with bronies or MLP as a show in it, I might be inclined to read this. Writing is pretty decent. I suggest posting a warning about bronies on your description, but it's up to you, really.

It's a fanfic of a fanfic. I'm just following rules set by TwistedSpectrum.

If that's how you feel about fics with a premise like this, then I'm not about to hold that against you. :applejackunsure:


those types of stories can be good as long as the author keeps himself from fangasming and ruining it. :facehoof:

Hey 2513763 where is you gear, and what about your wing?


You read half the chapter before coming across that detail on your own, didn't you? :x

Wait wait wait wait!!!!!!!!!!!!! A military story thats not AMERICAN, but Australian?


LIKE, FAV, 'STACHE :moustache:

Best transformation reaction ever. Pretty original. Keep it up!

THANK YOU!!! Someone else who read the Animorphs series! No-one even knows who the hell they are anymore.....

Interesting start, but something that has been bugging me:
Mark/Daring Do just got back her "treasure sense" or whatever you want to call it... But Anon/Dash had his/her weather sense since as long as he/she could remember, and Jack/AJ and Evan/Mac had their unusual farming abilities for as long as they could remember...
I just thought it was a bit strange that Mark/Daring Do didn't have his/her treasure sense beforehand as well.

My original idea was that it came with the cutie mark, and was the first major indication that it had appeared.

Yeah, thought of it some more after I made my post.

Weather affinity = Pegasus magic
Farming affinity = Earth Pony magic
So they had these things all their lives.

Meanwhile, "treasure sense" = Cutie Mark magic.
So the "treasure sense" didn't show up until his/her Cutie Mark reappeared.

Makes sense to me!

2539554 I haven't read that one yet, but I think that I remember reading that ones summary.

2543662 Another reverence? Possibly, and with this show, quite probably.:eeyup:

2540357 I used to have a small collection of some of the books and the "Animorphs" board game. I currently have a few of the books, and I imagine that if I ever went to the Chessverse, I'd be a winged Hork Bajir. I never actually read the whole series, but I did read a bunch it, and a lot of it was out of order. Personally, I hated the last book. It wrapped things up well, but it just left a bad taste in my mouth. The Andalite Chronicles was a pretty good side-story though.
Did you ever read her "Remnants" series? I tried it, but it wasn't really for me.

well, i have to say i love the fact they are Australian.
it is enough for me to upvote

Can't wait for more.... This fic really has me hooked.

Waiting for more. That is all.

very good story so far. :pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy:

i like it. :pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy:

Wait wait wait wait wait for moreeeeeeeeeeeeee.........:rainbowkiss:

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