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In this world, there exist ponies with special abilities to manipulate objects and transform one object into another. These ponies are known as alchemists. However, the process comes with a cost; the basic law of alchemy states that in order to gain something, you must sacrifice something of equal value.

Twilight Sparkle is one such alchemist, her talents renowned across the land. In an accident several years ago, she nearly lost her older brother, Shining Armor, due to a transmutation gone horribly wrong. Twilight's quick thinking allowed her to contain her brother's soul in his suit of armor, but only by paying a great price in exchange.

Now, to get back what they've lost, the siblings embark on a journey to find the elusive Alicorn Amulet, which is fabled to enhance the powers of alchemy...and bypass the Law of Equivalent Exchange.

An adaptation of MLP and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, inspired by Argodaemon's exemplary video.
Rated for moderate violence, themes of mortality, and some language.
Written by Leoshi. Collaboration with Twilight is the BEST, proofread by Spirit Seer.
Previous pre-reading courtesy of Zo, Harmsy, and Famous.

Chapters (15)
Comments ( 255 )

Well, it's about time one of these appeared. Well done, I look forward to more.

You had me at Fullmetal, good sir!

6347566 Thank you! We'll try not to disappoint.

6347658 Glad to hear! Hope you'll enjoy what we put out.

Someone wrote a story about me;)

Haven't read yet but look forward to it.

6350112 :rainbowlaugh: I may have embellished just a tiny bit!

This is very good, but the only thing I'm not sure of is the idea of Luna as Bradley; I kind of like Luna too much for her to be the villain.

Still, I'll keep reading if you keep writing.

AGH! XD You beat me to it!

Still, good job so far!


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6466624 to be fair, who else would've worked really?

YEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS!!! I have been waiting for someone to write a story like this since I saw the video. Thank you so much! And you are doing so well so far.


Hmm, you make a good point. What I'm really curious about is whether Chrysalis is going to be Envy.

6603893 Thanks for the praise! We're gonna try our best to make this work. It's a tough job, but I know I'm having fun with it!

6604079 You're correct. Many of the characters will be easy to guess, such as Luna-Bradley, Rainbow-Mustang, and so on. The real challenge is coming up with a backstory that's interesting, engaging, AND has support from both shows at the same time. With those in mind, it's really hard (but really rewarding) to find something that works.

6609819 You mean in general, or this chapter in particular?

6609861 It's a story based on two distinct shows: MLP and Fullmetal Alchemist. It's also inspired by a source film maker video of the same flavor, which you can watch here. Without going into too much detail, it follows Twilight Sparkle and Shining Armor on their journey to reclaim what was lost to them - her limbs and his body - due to one of Twilight's magical mistakes. This journey will take them through many trials, and help them learn lessons akin to the show. In addition, the story will keep a certain tone and flair about it that's in homage to Fullmetal Alchemist.

Both myself and TwiBest are working on the tale, where he gives me ideas and opinions and I write the story. We plan to adapt the best of both shows into this story, utilizing characters and roles to help in the telling.

The story so far is still in its early days. You can read about one of the conflicts Twilight and Shining must deal with, which also introduces several other characters who will all play a part.

6604079 If they are going by the Vid, the Discord will be Envy while Chrysalis will Sloth with Trixie taking the place of Kimbley.

6620793 Yes, but the vid also shows Shining Armour as himself, not as a suit of armour. I just think that Chrysalis as Envy makes sense because of the shapeshifting thing.

6620990 Magic Fact! During work on the cover art, TwiBest noted the same thing - Shining Armor being in his own body. He suggested I get in contact with Argodaemon, the mastermind behind the fan video, to see if he would help craft a pony-in-armor model to use. However, the original project file for the cover art crashed, leaving me with a layer-less image that I could only edit in small amounts. So, rather than redo four hours' worth of work just to get a new model, I opted instead to move forward with what I had. The result is as you see.

Magic Fact! pt. 2. I was seriously considering revising the storyline to allow Shining Armor to be a support to Twilight, instead of a victim of her experiment (like how Alphonse was claimed due to his and Edward's transgressions). I thought up several cool reasons to support the idea, but ultimately chose to leave this as it stands. Plus, there are several subplots for Shining Armor in the works where him being trapped inside an empty shell will lend considerable weight.

So, for the time being, the Shining Armor in the fic is indeed trapped within an empty suit of armor, directly contradicting Argo's video. It's certainly not perfect, but it does have a really good effect nonetheless.

6620793 You're both right. Many MLP characters will represent FMA characters based on what the video has shown. That's not to say all of them will be like this, and I can guarantee that the characters here will not follow the exact same path as those in the anime. So despite Princess Luna holding the role of King Bradley, rest assured that there's more in play here than what the anime allowed.

Remember, this is more than a simple crossover. This is an adaptation; taking the best of both sources and building something new.

I'm curious who the Homunculi and Father will be.
Here's a guess in my opinion.
Father-Sombra/ Starswirl the Bearded
Pride-Diamond Tiara/ Button Mash
Wrath-Filthy Rich/ Fancy Pants
Sloth- Bulk Biceps
Greed/ Lee- Blueblood
Envy- Chrysalis
Gluttony- Donut Joe
Lust- Sassy Saddles/ Fleur De Lis

This sounds really good. I can't wait to read more.

6677075 Not to spoil anything, but those are completely wrong, except maybe for one. But I'll never tell.:trollestia:
Also, any of you want to join the Fullmetal Pony group specifically to talk about this story? Just click the link up top of the story.

6679992 You freakin' tease. I won't do any more guesses on the Homunculi, but I think I know which one you are referring to.

So if Shining Armor and Twilight's dad are dead, whose going to be Hoenhiem in this story? I'm willing to bet it's Celestia, but that's just me.

I'm definitely looking forward to more :twilightsmile:

I like this story I just need a more better description of this Alcomey idea my brain is still trying to piece it together

6791765 Alchemy is an archaic science. In the anime Fullmetal Alchemist, it's the driving power behind the world's conflicts, much like how nuclear power was for mankind back in the mid-twentieth century. However, in the anime, it's mainly used for instant changes to matter, such as turning a pile of bricks into a small statue with only a moment's effort. Its effects and uses are closely similar to magic, and the ones who readily use it are known as Alchemists.

As for this story, alchemy and the magic of MLP coexist, with alchemy being the force behind change and magic as the catalyst to that change. If alchemy is fire, magic is the spark. You can think of alchemy as a lesser, specialized form of magic, one that requires physical materials to make one of those changes. Fuel for the fire.

6801913 well that makes alot more sence

So are you going to have Nina in here? Or are you going to give her horrible fate to another character?

6869924 Nina's role (and fate) will be adapted to a character from the pony universe. You'll probably guess which one, but we won't say who before her reveal. Mua-ha-ha.

6870866 Though with the recent changes in season 5, the character we're using might be a bit more sad than we originally thought.

An interesting start, but I don't really have the foggiest of a clue whats happening yet, or how exactly it ties into the description given.

"Oh, come on!" said the sister. "Shouldn't it be the other way around? Your alchemy would easily evaporate all that mist, and then we'd all have an easier time of it! Maybe even get back to bed sooner."

Rainbow Dash is unamused. Only her plans can result in nap time. When other ponies prompt it, it's just condescending...

"The Rainboom Alchemist? She's here?"

:yay: :yay: :yay: :yay: :yay:

You have no idea how much that name tickles my funnybone.

I love the fact that this isn't just 'Hey, I did an fma story but now all the characters are ponies!'

Each of the characters still have their own personalities, and they seem to actually fit pretty darned well within the fma universe.

Also, awwwwwwww, was the last chapter the only one that's that long? Bummer...

Hmmm... going back through the chapter, I can't see any direct information stating that food is scarce... But apparently fruit is indeed a delicacy.

How did that come to pass? Is there a food storage? My guess would be that a rival nation pillaged their crops, or something similar...

Adorable interaction between Twilight and Twilight. Er... Sparkle and Velvet. Makes it even more heartrending knowing whats going to happen...

Her brother hesitated, sniffed the air again, then nodded. "Yeah, you're probably right. The owners just took on a live-in apprentice, so I guess a few mistakes can be expected. Heh, I gotta tell you about her though, she's so hyper I swear she puts syrup in her coffee."


AAAaaaaagh. Just as I was really getting into it. Good story so far, hope you update soon.

Dividing Mcdougal's role among three ponies. Interesting. But who is the Wrath of this story?

Rainbow Dash is Mustang. I can see that. But Flash Sentry as Hawkeye. I was hoping for Soarin. Luna is Wrath? Then is Celestia Father? Oh crap.

Well this is certainly interesting. First impressions are important, and I have a good one here.

Pretty good. Think I'll stay tuned for more.

Things are good so far I gotta keep this faved

6972815 There is no shortage to speak of. The real value in something like fruit is the location. This is a mountain city, remember, so crops would be rare and difficult to grow. Full-blown orchards would be even harder. Of course, Canterlot can rely on farms and towns at the base of the mountain - Ponyville included - to maintain its own stores and kitchens.

Now, don't think that this means there is no "rival nation" that would wish such a shortage and seek to cause one. Who knows what kinds of enemies lie just past the borders...

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