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The lost children...

Ten long years have passed since the Book of Darkness Incident. In those ten years, Equestria has come into its own as an allied world with the Time-Space Administration Bureau. Though diplomatic interactions between the two are still rocky, cultural, technological and academic sharing has helped to smooth over the bumpy relations to some degree.

In an attempt to foster better relations between the two worlds, the Bureau has established a special joint training task-force, bringing on some of the brightest and most talented mages in all of Equestria. A group of young humans, ponies, and... others have been selected as candidates for this new, experimental group.

Unfortunately for the humans and ponies of the Resolution Instructional Operations Task Force, things are not all they seem. A new threat is brewing; one that may destroy the fragile peace the Bureau has long sought to maintain... and dredge up secrets of a past long, long forgotten.

Thank you to ArtoftheDerp for serving as my pre-reader.
This fic is set after the events of Magical Pony Lyrical Twilight A's. Familiarity with this fic is essential to understanding this story.
Magical Pony Lyrical Twilight by PurpleProse is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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FIRST! Thank you for the Christmas gift! And I was curious if they ever did the English dub version of StrikerS?

Oh god yes!

Best Christmas Eve present ever.

:pinkiehappy: < A decent approximation of my face when I noticed the Scootaloo and Spike story tags.

And they turned out to be pretty awesome, too. I'm a big fan of a more magically capable Spike, so I'm very pleased to see him on display here.

This will be interesting and I'm glad to see you started it. also Happy xmas or what ever current winter holiday you intend to celebrate :pinkiehappy:.

Not to my knowledge, no.

As a side note, I do enjoy getting comments from readers. Please feel free to comment on my stories and share your thoughts/criticisms.

Not to mention it's bloody hard enough, just trying to get your hands on the first two seasons! :twilightangry2:

Just out of curiosity, does Twilight have to wear a limiter like canon!Nanoha did? And what's her current mage rating, with or without it?

3679550 What should happen is that Sentai get the rights to Nanoha and rerelease it just like they did with Fate/Stay Night and also get some English VA for StrikerS.

I'm tempted to read based on "bigger lasers" alone, but I fear that I have too much catching up to do.

I find the way in which original Nanoha canon has been adapted to fit Twilight, and what things have and have not changed to be fascinating.

Like, Subaru and Tea's side is almost unchanged, except for minor touches like the checklist thing, and that is brilliant.

A nice little gift this Holiday. Already opened, devoured, and favorited! Thanks :twilightsmile:

Thanks for the christmas gift!:pinkiehappy:

Now I found very significative that Rainbow Dash didn't attend Scootaloo test, some tension between sisters maybe?

And what the hell happened to Chrono!?:pinkiegasp:

Twilight is quadruple S ---> SSSS
Simply because she is a quadruped :pinkiehappy:

I'm really really curious if the "Alicorn" Ace isn't also foreshadowing... :twilightsheepish:

I decided to wait on reading this until Christmas Day, and I'm really glad I did.

I've been following this series since it began, and I can't wait to see what sorts of twists you'll throw in here.

Omigoshomigoshomigosh! :rainbowkiss:

Talk about Merry Christmas! So, does this mean Spike and Scoots are replacing Erio and Caro? Or are they going to be in addition to? I hope the latter, honestly - Caro's Summoning magic is pretty awesome and I'd love to see Spike's reaction to her dragons.

Also, I may die of laughter at Subaru. :rainbowlaugh:

3679594 Bigger lasers is solidly true of both the source anime and all three of the crossover stories. This is the magical girl show where friendship = giant magical beams of destruction.

Also, congrats on the (non-mature) featured box!

I hope you have a meeting between Spike and Caro planned.

Great start. Can't wait to see what the latest story in you're series has in store. I wonder why Teana doesn't like Ponies.

I'm curious what from MLP canon happened and what didn't happen during the time skip? For example has Discord break free and been reformed by Fluttershy? Or has he yet to break free from his prison since Celestia and Luna defeated him?

I was actually hoping you would have fully diverged from the Nanoha universe by now. You have more than enough elements to create your own timeline by now that is not reliant on the pre-existing story.

I was very impressed by how you merged the first story. And while I was disappointed when you started the second one with the fact that you basically used the same formula with A's; again, you used the story well.

But to repeat that process a third time looses it's charm. By all rights, this story should not exist. The differences between earth and Equestria, not to mention Twilight and Nanoha, are too great to really justify a Twilight Strikers.

From the end of your first story, you have had the material to branch off into a truly original storyline. I truly feel that your continued use of the Nanoha story is crippling you.

Well, I guess I'll be the first to say it. Needs more Rainbow Dash.:rainbowdetermined2: For me, she stole Twilight's thunder by the end of A's.


Its unlikely that Twilight has to have a limiter. Halfway through StrikerS the "Multiple S-Rank mages on the same team risks a dimensional collapse from too much magic unleashed at once," reason for the limiters was revealed to be BS and it was actually a political concession made by Hayate to parties who didn't like having that much power concentrated in a single TSAB unit. This unit wasn't formed as the pet project of a single TSAB officer (awesome as Hayate is) it's the joint effort of TSAB high command and Equestria's princesses. Celestia and Luna wouldn't stand for that kind of nonsense.


I assume that the botched mission that almost crippled Nanoha in regular canon had Chrono take her place in this one and he wasn't as lucky.

I'm not so sure. That incident supposedly happened when Nanoha was around 12-13, which would have been 7 years before.

The eyepatch is one thing, but if his arm's in a sling like the scene shows, then I think whatever happened must have been more recent. (Chrono's far too pragmatic, I think, to accept something so limiting as a crippled limb, especially for so long – he'd either undergo the necessary surgery to get it fixed, or else get the limb replaced.)

While I appreciate your comments, I think your assertions may be a bit premature. True, this will still be StrikerS, but it's an entirely different beast than canon.

Actually, the incident in question isn't really explicitly dated in canon, only approximated. I took the liberty of moving some dates around for StrikerS, i.e everything is moved one year up because of this version of A's.
As for surgery, it depends on the severity of the damage, as well as... other factors aside from simple surgery.

Yessss, I was waiting for this!

Okay, so RIOT Force is going to have all of the Forwards from canon Riot Force 6, along with Spike and Scootaloo.

Speaking of Scootaloo, I can't wait to learn about the incident that Rainbow Dash and Twilight were talking about. It would do wonders to explain why Scootaloo has been acting pricklier then a porcupine.

And Big Mac's getting married? I wonder who the bride is? Of course, with it being a crossover of My Little Pony and Nanoha, there is no way the wedding is going to go without an incident of some sort. It's just not physically possible.

I have a feeling that what happened to Scootaloo and Spike will be relevant later on in the story considering that Rarity is marrying Big Mac.

Big Mac isn't marrying Rarity.

Another factor for a lot of the "boys vs. girls" issues with the Guard is an issue with Equestria-just how many fillies there are in comparison to the colts. Even if you go for the whole "we're only going for the best candidates" thing, colt candidates get drowned out by the sheer number of fillies applying. Having access to a job market where they know they will get a job, in some form, means you want to keep it so your foal can get a job in the future.

And, in a military posting, a tradition of "men/colts are expendable, but women/fillies are not, as without them we won't have another generation" makes fillies in uniform unacceptable in most circumstances because "we serve to protect them from the horrors out there." That military duty, for all of it's horrors, is an honor because they serve.

Of course, this is all thrown off on the simple basis of the author's opinion on Magical Lesbian Spawn and how that alters the equations of reproduction in Equestria. Even so, I can't see Celestia not interfering in some way to ensure that it doesn't become an all-girl world in short order (and, soon enough to extinction if Something Goes Wrong with the magic).

(That, and it doesn't help that the only canon male ponies with speaking lines that are nice is Big Macintosh, Rarity's Dad and Twilight Sparkle's Dad. Off the top of my head-King Sombra was a hungry monster, the Flim Flam Brothers were con artists, and Flash Sentry only showed up for a few scenes. The only nice male character that is a regular in canon is Spike, and he's not even the same species as the Mane 6. And doesn't that say something horrible about the perception of males by the creators?)

There's also Soarin', Filthy Rich (Diamond Tiara's dad who seems to be the decent sort), Braeburn, Fancy Pants, Hoity Toity (I count him because his initial jerkishness was based on the dresses, not on some inherent personality trait), Shining Armor and Mr. Cake, just off the top of my head. Heck, Twilight's Dad didn't even have a speaking role.
As was mentioned in the fic, the Equestrian Guard's whole beef with fillies is that the Guard was seen as a 'stallion's only' thing for a very long time. Celestia used a lot of the old fashioned stories as propaganda to lure stallions in since they're usually larger and more imposing than mares, and Celestia needed a large and physically intimidating force during the early years of the Solar Monarchy. However, it ended up unintentionally creating a very 'hyper-masculine' culture within its boundaries, a no-girls-allowed club where men could be men, so to speak.
We got a hint of it during A's, where the pegasus quartermaster was trying to put the moves on Rainbow Dash while on duty, which Shining Armor put a stop to. The Wonderbolts don't have this problem because they're a relatively recent outgrowth of the Guard and are a 'stunt team,' ala the Blue Angels.

3692179 I stand corrected. And, for some reason, they're the first that came to mind.

And, I saw the teasing of Rainbow Dash in the previous story as the same sort of thing as the dynamics of a (good) firehouse, construction crews in exotic locations (oil ring workers, etc, etc), or a military special operations unit. How do you handle the jokes? How do you handle stress? Can you play with the rest of us? And, if we put pressure on you-are you going to fold, or are you going to pony up and handle it? We need to know now, when it's just us teasing, rather than when the spells are flying and it's life or death. If you fold there, you'll get yourself-and other ponies we might actually like-killed. And, since it's an environment where you have to be aggressive and "better to restrain the ferocious lion than prod the reluctant mule", that you are willing to stand up for yourself and handle the issues-and how you handle them-is very important.

(Hell, all you need to hear is how special forces "operators" and military pilots get their "handles"-with very few exceptions, it's almost always an embarrassing in-joke... And, there are stories about how the "Silent Service" handles things-submariners are some of the worse practical jokers, they're almost always very smart, and they can and will drive somebody they want off a boat they don't like. Even if that means driving them insane... Or the ever-present challenge of Finding The Door for a new XO...)

True, however as approximates go, there's remarkably little margin for error – StrikerS episode 9, Shamal comments how "an accident happened, the winter two years after [Nanoha] came to the Bureau", which itself is explicitly stated as happening half a year after the Book of Darkness incident. Which itself occurs on Xmas Day 0065.

All told, this means that said accident cannot have occurred any later than early 0069 (Nanoha would have been 13, at the oldest). Even with MPLT StrikerS pushed forward a year, as opposed to the MGLN version, that's still at least 5 years ago, at minimum!

Fair point, I cede to your observations vis-a-vis the incident in A's. However, it's not hard to think that some of the other guardsponies are going a bit beyond the standard barracks hijinks in some cases.

Ah. It's been a while since I last watched that episode; it's a bit difficult to find StrikerS on Youtube. However, I reserve the right to tinker with the timeline at my discretion.

3692669 That's when the CO comes in with all four hooves and spiked horseshoes. If that doesn't work, there's always the IG's office. There's a difference between joking and being a filly-flanker. You kick the filly-flankers out, the ones that use it as an excuse and will do it because they don't want to play with the girls that can make the standard.

But, you got to make the standard. Worse thing to do for a girl in that situation is for anypony to think that they made it there just because they needed to have a certain number of girls there. Or they're belly-rubbing somepony important.

3692669 I know a site where it has the complete StrikerS series if you're interested: Animehere

Ooooo, an Equestrian made Device for Yuuno? And kids for Cadance and Shining? Neat.

Oh, I'm betting that the mentioned gender integration issue in the pony armed services is the source of Scootaloo's troubles.

“Friedrich is… well, he’s my summon, Miss Sparkle.” Caro shifted nervously, hiding her hands in the sleeves of her dress. “He is the Soaring Silver Dragon, Friedrich.”


A dragon summoner on the same team as an actual dragon, that ought to be interesting.

Peace at last.
Interesting technology now Equestrian...what other wonders await?!

Though the darkness remains; so very much still present.
I shall read on.:pinkiesmile:


Possibly more than "interesting," IIRC there's some stuff in the supplemental Manga about Freidrich's and Voltarie's species being highly territorial towards other dragons and Caro has to be very careful when both are out at the same time. Speaking of, Voltaire is supposed to be extremely ancient and has been in to all kinds of conflicts for his summoners I wonder if he knows anything about Equestria and its princesses.

There is a rift.
Perhaps the darkness lay in wait for Harmony to shatter.
Magic and friendship—
these forces must be practised before the dream of utopia falls from its heavenly peak.
Awaiting further releases.:fluttershysad:

I'm so glad to see this story continuing, I wonder what happened to Scoots and I would love to hear exactly what TS had to say to both Spike and Scoots after the test, but at the same time I look forward to hearing more about it in future chapters, thumbs up watched and all that jazz!

just finished As, starting your StrikerS story now

absolutely LOVED it, especially the Celestia/Luna flashback

one thing though - will Discord have a semi-active role in StrikerS ? I understand including him may present challenges since he wasn't in the original, but I can't really imagine why he wouldn't be involved in something as big as this now that he's reformed and seems to be living with Fluttershy .. his powers and assistance in crisises like this are kind of what they reformed him for :trollestia: and more Discord is always awesome :pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy:

also I hope you explain how exactly did MMM and the S4 premiere run in this universe .. no Twilicorn is a given, but what hapened in S4 premiere then and why were the Elements given up ? Or did the whole seeds/evil plants still happen as it did in canon and they still went to the Tree of Harmony and gave up the elements, the only difference is that Twilight is a unicorn with a device instead of an alicorn ?

also, Examia is the Crystal Heart, right ? they're the same thing ? I wonder if it'll be used in the future again, since it was my understanding that all of that monstrous Book of Darkness energy (or at least a lot of it) that eclipsed even the Princesses power came from just a shard of Examia .. imagine what the whole thing can do :pinkiegasp:

As I mentioned in the blog post, the incident with the Tree of Harmony and the seeds still occurred. Of course, we'll see how much of it remains canon for MPLT when the season finale rolls around.
As for Discord: yes, he's going to show up later. Can't go into further details because of spoilers.
And yes, the Crystal Heart is the Examia. That's why the energy of the Crystal Empire is able to cover such an enormous area. We'll be seeing the Empire later as well.

thanks for the answers

now, this isn't really a plot-related question, but more of a curious inquiry

is Fate pretty much in pony form 24/7 now ? I mean I know she lives in Equestria and was adopted into the Sparkle family, but still - she was "born"/cloned/created as a human, so I wonder if she ever changes into human form at all

I wouldn't mind mixing it up a bit, I always thought her S1 and As appearance was cute and in StrikerS she's just plain hot :pinkiehappy:

so, will we see human-form Fate again ?

also, if she finds a special somepony/someone - will it be a human or a pony ?

Most likely, yes. Fate's more comfortable in her equine form. After the events of MPLT, Fate chose to remain as a pony since it was a way to establish her own identity, a very overt breaking away from her origin. Think of it as her saying 'this is me, I am not Alicia, I am Fate.' Since then, she's grown up and lived in Equestria around ponies instead of humans, so it makes sense she'd prefer to stick with her pony form. Besides, it'd raise a few questions if a high-ranking officer int he Equestrian Guard showed up on two legs instead of four.

And yes, Fate is quite a beautiful mare now. That'll come up some much later.

3776776 Aah, makes sense

but I was reaaally hoping to see human Fate .. maybe as a cameo at some point if they're not on Equestria ? :pinkiehappy::pinkiesad2:

I started reading, thinking, :trixieshiftright:¬"Hmm, I hope you'll cover some new territory in this sequel." The too-long StrikerS training arc was what turned me off from the original, and lightly dusting that with pony wouldn't improve it much. Then along comes Scootaloo and Spike, the-not-quite-as-teamworky as Tea and Subaru. And you've kept to the AU you've established. My interest is piqued. Now I'm thinking,:moustache:¬"Good sir, if you continue along this path of adding new stuff, and also develop those two characters, you will have a better story." Faved!

Okay, liking this so far. Continue!:twilightsmile:

Man, Scootaloo issue were worst than I thought, now I understand why Rainbow almost got in trouble for her.:fluttercry:

And I surprised that Fate and Signum didn't blow the entire place, looks like the fireworks will have to wait.:rainbowlaugh:

And if Friedrich thinks that Spike is a commoner, I don't want to even imagine what will happen when Spike meets Voltaire.

Trixie! :pinkiehappy:

If only Gais knew the amount of firepower I had in this room right now.

Shesh, no kidding.

Hmn, so Trixie is locked down harder than Twilight or Fate, I'm guessing that means they are S rank at the moment?

Huh, that introduction between Scoots and everyone else could have gone better. Same for Spike meeting Friedrich.

“Yeah. Hopefully they’ll retrain themselves. Anyway Shari,” Twilight continued, “how has your progress been on the Devices we talked about?”
Shari smiled, clearly thankful to be on a different topic. “I’ve been reviewing the logs you and Captain Harlaown sent me. I’ve already got the basic designs planned out, but I‘d like to get some more combat data before I start constructing them. Give me a week or two, and I should be able to start prototyping.”

Oh yeah, I cannot wait to see what Twilight is planning regarding the squad Devices.

Oooo, a pilot with a Device copilot. Neat.

Awesome sparing match.

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