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Dusty the Royal Janitor

Who needs sleep when you've been dead inside for years? :)


It's been a rough day for Twilight Sparkle. She was awoken in the middle of the night to save the town, had a chance to study an alien artifact ripped out from under her, and is now stuck with Applejack, Fluttershy, and her arch-nemesis Queen Chrysalis in some alien fighting tournament with a bunch of... things she doesn't even want to try and start describing without a cup of coffee and some asprin!

Indeed, Twilight and her friends have been summoned to join the latest Smash Brothers tournament! And as they explore the mysterious 'Smashworld' and meet new, colorful characters, they will be pitted head to head against new friends and enemies as well as each other! Can their friendships survive being forced to fight one another? Why are all the other 'smashers' so on edge? And what's with the bizarre being that purports to be the creator of this world, "the Master Hand?"

Only one thing is for sure. It's going to be a doozy.

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I wonder if I should put up the "Anthro" tag as well, given that there are going to be characters from Starfox in this story... what do you guys think?


Don't. Also you should remove the [Alternate Universe] and [Human] tags. The [Crossover] tag basically comes with those built-in. You only need to use those tags if the [Alternate Universe] elements or [Human] characters are not a part of the [Crossover] element, such as crossing over with Steampunk-Equestria or including a random human guy in addition to the [Crossover] characters.

Hope that helps explain it.


I dunno, the fact that I'm basically going to be mucking with a lot of show canon post Season 2 at this point makes me think that I should at least keep the Alternate Universe tag, and I've seen a ton of other crossovers that have humans in them use the human tag. Most of them, in fact.


Doesn't mean they're right either. I'll go through the FAQ for you.

Alternate Universe: Stories wherein the ponies are in an Alternate Universe as defined as not based in the Canon universe of the series: Alternative worlds, parallel universes and such. (Not Crossovers, unless it's a crossover with an already-alternate universe)

Human: A human visits Equestria. Or the ponies are turned into humans. Or they were always humans and so on and so forth. This tag is not required with Crossovers.

While there are no official rules dictating [Alternate Universe] when it comes to season 3 plot points, general practice indicates that it is not needed. Old stories that have been jossed don't have [AU] tags added to them, and using Unicorn Twilight does not require the [AU] tag. You can think of it in terms of advertising, I think. When you include the [AU] tag it indicates that you are going to change or otherwise obviate/subvert canon. Placing your story in an otherwise not-current timeframe does not do that.


Alright, I guess I'll work it around then. I'm still iffy about removing the AU tag, though.


Let me phrase it to you this way. Are you including anything that is not only not canon, but has never been canon, or perhaps actively changes what is canon? Those are the things that necessitate the [AU] tag. In any case, you're the author, so it's up to you to find the answers to these questions. I wish you the best of luck with the story! I'll probably read it the next time I'm feeling nostalgic for my SSBB tournament days:pinkiehappy:.


Well... Yes, but it won't be revealed until the end of the story and it's a MASSIVE spoiler and it would completely make the end of Season 3 onward impossible. I don't exactly want to describe it here, but it would make this particular story a huge divergence point in the "timeline of Equestria"

This is an interesting premise...
>Inb4 unicorn Twilight haters


Then the [AU] tag might be justified! Odds are it isn't required, but without knowing all the delicious, spoilery details, I can't help you with the judgement call.

On a random note, I don't suppose you have any competitive Smash experience?


I'll snake it back in then. :twilightsmile:

If you mean things like tournaments and stuff, then I don't have any competitive Smash experience, no. I've played it with friends of course when I have them over, so it's not like I just play it alone. I am a BEAST with Snake, Ivysaur, Mr. Game&Watch, Wario, and Olimar, if I do say so myself. :rainbowdetermined2:

Interesting premise... but I fear I'd read later, I need to recover some sleep before drive tomorrow.


Very nice:raritystarry:. I cut my teeth playing Snake. I adore all of the grenade tricks he has. The up-tilt isn't half-bad either:raritywink:. Later I discovered an affinity for ROB. There's just something fabulous about his flashlight-eyes:duck:.


I was really iffy about ROB when I first heard that he was in Brawl. I thought he was a waste of a character slot that could be filled by someone like Ridley or King K. Rool or another F Zero character. But he's since grown on me. I'm not that good with him, but his little arc in Subspace Emissary was neat.

So are any of the characters going to be villainous or just very competitive?
I guess they're going to lose their first matches,most of them are non experienced combatants against ones who have been in the business for years.
Also mind explaining some of your fanon on the Smash bros. world(Unless you want to hide spoilers),considering how fic Fanon in Smash Bros. is a very...abstract thing,with all characters being viewed in more ways than...I don't know what analogy to put:twilightoops::rainbowderp:

Choose your Character!
Twilight sparkle! Hey!
AppleJack! Whoa Nelly!
Fluttershy! Eep!
Queen Chrysalis! HAHAHAHAH!

Looks really good. With 4 people, I wonder if it qualifies as a match or if they're in some kind of lobby. If it's a match, a 3v1 Bowser stomping would be absolutely hilarious, but I'm used to Bowser being Worfed really badly, even though, like Worf, he's actually pretty powerful. Lobby would be quite fun though, introduce them to all the characters, and perhaps we can see if you've added any other new characters to the cast. Also, perhaps hear how the other characters were invited. Given the amount of Mario characters, I think, assuming the portal is closed once it's been used, that story would be quite fun.

Really can't wait to see how this turns out.

Well I know I'm clicking the fave button in a bit. great story and I can't wait to see it unfold. I wonder how Chrysalis gets dragged into this mess and when all the conspiracies and plotting will get started.

I liked how well you got into the character's heads. I could see Luna being a bit more wary. but I could also she her being more brash too. she's got a bit of a habit of trying to bludgeon reality into the shape she wants. I was surprised that Celestia didn't make Twilight wait until more scholars were around but I could see her indulging her like that.

On the Smash bros side of things I wonder if Villager, Ms. Fit. and Mega man will be joining the party or will this be brawl cast only? Either way this looks to be a fun ride.

Fav'd and liked. This aught to be interesting. I'm also curious about how Chryssy gets involved here.
Give me some goofy Luigi action (like something out of the Mario and Luigi series) and I'm sold times twenty, by the way.

Pretty good I must admit. Solid writing from what I can see, and what looks like will be an interesting crossover. Keeping an eye on this.

Good luck!

I wonder who will win this idea

Fluttershy v.s Luigi

Pinkie Pie v.s Olimar

Twilught v.s Ike

Applejack v.s Donkey King


This cast will not include Villager, Mega Man, or Wii Fit Trainer. I actually came up with this idea sometime in between Seasons 2 and 3, so when I first conceived this story, Smash Bros U wasn't even announced yet.

It will have characters from Brawl, though some of them that I wasn't sure how to write for were removed. It will also have a few characters that I thought would be really neat to have in a Smash Bros. game.

(I had a very intense requirement policy for choosing new characters, so it's not like you need to worry about, say, Albert Wesker showing up or anything)

3529993 Kinda a bummer they won't show up but it's your fic so I can't complain. Though I'm sure I'll have to deal with Ridely being in the fic. But that's a minor annoance. And really the only reason I don't want him in the fic or the game is because I'm tired of seeing arguments about why he should or shouldn't be in smash bros for on inner net forums. if I hadn't run across said arguments I likely wouldn't care one way or the other.

You are Fave and Like on Concept Alone #3. Congraturation. Haz cookie.

Bowser is the first alien they meet. It could definitely be worse.
3529993 Will any of the "cancelled" characters from Melee make an appearance, or is it just Brawl + or - fan choices? Also, I'm assuming Chrysalis' listing is going to be explained later?

This chapter looks really good, and the story, quite interesting. I really hope to see it continue.

I have nothing to say..... But........... MOAR! :flutterrage:
(But you saw that coming, didn't you?)

[Darn it, I was actually thinking of making a SSBB crossover story until this came up.]
[I wonder if I should still write it?]

My Little PonyXSuper Smash Brothers.... where the fuck has this been hiding?

3534578 Well, it's about time you let it out.:trollestia:
And have a moustache for no reason. :moustache:

I surprisingly love this so far. I admit I wasn't expecting to. Update soon! :pinkiehappy:

I admit, I'm quite interested to see where this goes. Though I have no idea what to think of what Fluttershy's fighting style is going to be like... apologizing so much her opponent gets annoyed and just jumps off the stage?

One problem

Rainbow Dash before she could do any real damage by a white magical aura.

Assuming that is Rarity holding them,isn't her magic blue?

Anyway, this is so good so far, eagerly awaiting next chapter!:pinkiehappy:

3526883 Since you're so knowledgeable in all that, could you check this out real quick and tell me if the correct tags are used? I admit my story's premise is most likely harder to categorize than Dusty's here. :twilightblush:

Speaking of which, I'm definitely faving this and am looking forward to more. :pinkiehappy:


Your description is too ambiguous for me to tell. The rule of thumb is that if you drastically change Equestria before the Crossover then it deserves the [AU] tag. If it is otherwise extremely close to canon you don't need it. It's kind of like the [Random] tag but refers to setting exclusively whereas [Random] refers more typically to the characters... Except that the [Random] tag typically implies a forgoing of logic that the [AU] tag doesn't.

3539100 As much as I want to understand what you're saying (believe me, I truly do), I don't. I meant for you to take a look at the first chapter, because I can't find a good way to describe the story in a short paragraph or two. I'm not trying to self-promote the story or anything, however, as I'm truly concerned as to whether I need the human tag for it, or whether the AU tag isn't needed at all. I guess the best way I could describe it is that the currently selected tags apply in a more literal sense than what you might be used to. :twilightblush:

“Soooooo... It’s like a magical Babelfish?” Pinkie asked, a big grin on her face.

:flutterrage: You have got to be kidding me! :twilightangry2: Random-for-random's-sake Pinkie is one of the worst ways to write the character! :ajbemused: I even wrote a blog talking about stuff like this! :pinkiesick: Why...!?

Fluttershy suddenly raised a hoof, a wide smile on her face. “The babelfish is a species of magical cartilaginous fish that inhabit the Southern Pegacific ocean, in the coral reefs off of Hosstralia. Notable for being one of the only sapient fish on the planet, they’re best known for the fact that they mysteriously seem capable of understanding most spoken languages, should another sapient being attempt to talk with them. However, conversations with a babelfish can sometimes become confusing since their knowledge of our languages are imperfect at best. The babelfish, however, tend to be very friendly and accommodating to surface dwellers and have been known to go out of their way to save survivors of shipwrecks and other accidents.” She finished, only to notice everypony nearby staring at her for having said so much at once. She blushed and hid behind her mane a little.

:trixieshiftleft::trixieshiftright: Okay, fine. I'll give you this one, Dusty. But I'm watching you. :duck:

Watch Lesson Zero again, especially the part when Fluttershy takes care of a bear. :twilightsmile:

Well, this is going to be fun to watch. Not to experience, obviously, but that's the ponies' problem. I'm eagerly looking forward to more. I'm also very glad to see someone using the same full name for Mayor Mare as I do.
Also, do babel fish fit in pony ear canals?

I have but one complaint:

All the ponies present covered their eyes as the light slowly faded, revealing a new message written in neon purple light, hovering in the air over the ground about an inch in front of the alien text.
“Hot damn!” Applejack exclaimed. “That’s some fancy hornwork there, Twi!” The purple unicorn blushed at the praise. “What’s it say?”

This makes it sound like Applejack is illiterate, given that the translated text is implied to be in the same position and logically the same size as the original. Or I'm just misinterpreting it. :twilightsheepish:


Hmmm... I missed that. You're right, though. I guess I just pictured that Applejack was looking at it from an angle where she couldn't quite make it out or something. :applejackunsure:

I'll probably go back and fix that soon.

Well my good man i gotta say this fic of yours caught my eye. I really like how this is hitting off so far and correct me if i am wrong but were u referencing that jimmy neutron episode when u included that message rock? Well anyways i wish u the best of luck in writing your fic and maybe i will also get to finish up my smash fic lol


I'm surprised somebody caught that. It's a bit obscure. Yes, back in the day I used to watch the Jimmy Neutron show (when nothing better was on), and I did see that episode. I believe the episode was called "Win, Lose, and Kaboom," but don't quote me on that. I only saw that episode once, and I missed most of the beginning, but I came in on the scene where Jimmy translates the inscriptions on the stone and gets teleported away. That scene stuck in my head (and it's really the only bit that stuck in my head since most of the episode afterward I can't really remember save for a scene where they play soccer riding on giant dragonflies or something) and inspired this opening.

Figured as much, it just hit me all of a sudden when i caught that reference. :twilightsheepish: You pulled it off great by the way, again i look forward to your future chapters. :twilightsmile:

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