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The war has gone on for far too long. To end it, Celestia just has to sign the treaty.

Go read the comments. They're way more interesting than the story itself.

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That's some heavy shit right here.

Nice work.

~Skeeter The Lurker

Thibi #2 · Dec 13th, 2013 · · 3 ·

Please do continue!

This is one universe that needs extrapolation. :twilightsmile:

I wake up to this?


Awesome, AWESOME twist at the end.

... That was an interesting twist there, you sly dog. Had me going.

It's like picking your poisons... It's join or die... damn. Deep s***, man... :rainbowderp:

This was... interesting. It is starting to stray a bit too far into misanthropic territory for my tastes, but it's interesting.

3621201 Misanthropy isn't my usual shtick. I felt like trying something new.

For a minute there, I was afraid humanity was aggressing the ponies. :|


Phew. Almost thought it was another "ALL HUMANS ARE NAZIS THAT MURDER INNOCENT ALIEN BABIES" fic. That twist in the end was great.


I also was expecting an Evil Humans story.

I also find your word count amusing. :pinkiehappy:

So how come every other species is named after the Greek alphabet? Are the ponies the only species that named themselves, or are they the Epsilons?
Agggggh that was supposed to be an edit not a second comment. Oh well.

Maybe after this conflict, the Equestrians and the humans will become respectively the good and the bad cop of the galaxy .

Oooh nicely done. Very nicely done. That was the best bit of misdirection that I've read in a while. :twilightsmile:

3621553 I actually had that in mind, that Equestria = Epsilon.

3621566 If you write that sequel, it will be amazing and I will link to it.

A very nice twist at the end there. I thought they were fighting humanity when infact humanity has come to help. I give you :moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache: out of :moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache:.

It seems the Deltas didn't learn from the Alphas. Poor bastards...

I winner if the Equestrians will get a Greek letter? And what of the griffons?

The Alliance was completely left field and I love it! It takes a very conscious effort not to drop hints before the big reveal.

What A twist! lol
Good little story, I want more.
Loved the moral dilemma Celestia is going through

A good short story, and I think its fine just like that.

Great work.

“I would hardly call the amount of natural disasters and dangerous creatures we have idyllic,” Celestia retorted.

That seem to oddly happen once a week for half of the year. :rainbowlaugh:

Reminds me of a game I played years ago. You play as an alien during the Cold War sent to get rid of WMDs, as logically the sheer number meant that they wish to eradicate any hostile planet they come against. Of course we know we were just playing "who has the biggest dick" and nearly destroyed our own planet.

This was about perfect. If one wanted to continue, I don't think it would be bad but it is definitely unnecessary as it stands.

Very nice. The only hint that the treaty wasn't to end a war with humans, looking back on it (which I completely missed), was the fact that the conversation took place in Celestia's office.

My guess is that when the Alphas came, there was no communication of any kind (except weapon fire). The humans didn't know what they called themselves, so the called them Alphas, since they were the first aliens they encountered. I guess the theme stuck.

Humanity = Become our allies or die. We might give second chances, but we do not give thirds.

I'm just glad this wasn't Celestia signing Equestria over as slaves to humanity.

We do have lots of nukes. Their kinda useless weapons but we have them.


I didn't find it misanthropic at all.
Everything the general said was true and none of it was really self depreciating. I mean there was a smidge when he talked about humanity's history of warfare and killing but it wasn't enough to really even count IMO.

I really can't fault the humans in this fic for doing what they did. Celestia was right when she said an eye for an eye solves nothing, it only creates resentment and leads to more fighting in the future. I find an interesting contrast here between the ponies and humans, where ponies are more then happy to lose an eye and forgive and forget, humans lose an eye and then take their enemy's head off. This doesn't make humans evil, we just prefer to end threats to us in a very permanent manner.

Nothing is useless. Just less useful in certain scenarios.

I want to know more! I need more context and lore building! :(

Wow. An interesting twist in a genre saturated with overdone cliches. Well done!

Humans are awfully adept at destruction, aren't they?

It may not be a fully fleshed out idea, but it really sparks the imagination. Thanks for sharing with us!

Best of luck, stay healthy, and update soon.


This reminds me of 'Alan Dean Fosters 'With friends like these'


3621916 Indeed. If you want to destroy some entire world much more clean and inteligent thing to do is to drop several rocks from orbit, kinetic attacks are quite efficient.


3621341 Yeah I'm glad how this worked out. Yeah humans are ruthless but we can cooperate with others if they want to be fair with us as well.

by "fair" i think you mean "favorable" but yes :twilightsheepish:

The discussion of the war with the Alphas reminds me a bit of this exchange in Orson Scott Card's Xenocide:

<So now the killing starts.>

<Amusing that your people started it, not the humans.>

<Your people started it, too, when you had your wars with the humans.>

<We started it, but they ended it.>

<How do they manage it, these humans-- beginning each time so innocently, yet always ending up with the most blood on their hands?>

I offer my sincerest approval to this story. I feel it appropriately represents humanity's capacity of war, vengeance, and compassion.

Alright, credit where it's due. I thought they were talking about something entirely different.

Short, sweet, and tense. Good story.

Loved it, It represented Humans as an aggressive and terrifying race if angered, but did not make us look like genocidal psychopaths.


3621819 I dunno. we only used them twice, and they ended a war.... sparing literally millions of lives on both sides. And they effectively prevented a major world conflict for over half a century afterward, without ever being fired again.

Darned effective if you ask me.

3622380 Dittos. Nice to see humanity portrayed at our best... as avenging angels.

3622519 The best of friends or the worst of enemies.

I'd have signed in an instant.... then again, I'm not Celestia and annihilating your enemies doesn't seem like something someone should be upset about doing. But perhaps that's just me. :trixieshiftright:


"We are the biggest, meaniest, most ruthless motherfuckers in this side of the galaxy; and we are now on your side".

i like this story. very much so in fact.

it is short, well written, and gives the emotions of the writer right to our faces.

there are two good types of one-shots in my mind. those that dance their way to the conclusion and those that march.

this story, marches with the posture of a general and i like it.

very well done

I think the point is with humanity as an ally "The War" will never actually be over. So she is essentially choosing a state of near perpetual war siding with her previous aggressor or annihilation.

Or not, but that's how I read it.

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