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Celestia has never used her full power.


But that might be about to change. Chrysalis has contacted her and requested a meeting out in the middle of nowhere. Celestia expects a trap. In fact, she's hoping for it.

Featured: Because you guys are way too nice to me. Thank you all!

Now with a Spanish translation: https://www.deviantart.com/spaniard-kiwi/art/Un-mundo-de-fosforos-923171362

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Thanks, it was just something bouncing around in my head that I finally got around to writing.

Ah the Superman "I live in a world made of cardboard" speech. Well done.

Yeah, I couldn't help myself.

do not. fuck with. the unchallenged sun.

Yeah, I knew from the title you were going to beeline for the trope, but I didn't think you'd just plain rip off the speech.

Always had a liking for this take on Celestia and her powers. Quiet fitting for the princess of the sun.

Ze1a7in #8 · Feb 17th, 2018 · · 1 ·


The inevitable fanfic.

Apparently not, but I'm glad it made you happy. :twilightsmile:

Can't really argue with that. This fic actually started as me wondering why other people hadn't done it first. Granted, they probably have, but I can't seem to find any.

HOLY SMOKES! :pinkiegasp: This is one of the greatest things I've ever read! It had my attention from the start, but when the action started I was HOOKED. Celestia' s transformation was a great scene. I could easily picture it in my mind while I read it. Same with her decimation of Chryssy afterwards. You have a lot of talent. Thank you for the wonderful story.

Thank you, really. Your comment just made my day.

And this is precisely why Celestia going Nightmare would be far, far more terrifying than Nightmare Moon.

Holy f:yay:ing s:yay:. That was, without a doubt, one of the best full-power Celestia fics I have ever read. Liked, faved, and following. Have a mustache, you earned it. :moustache:

“Why?” Celestia ignored the limb, her expression hard. “Countless ponies have begged you for mercy, and yet you showed none. Give me a single good reason to save your life.”

Wow, that's a side of Celestia I would like to see more often and reminds me of CannedCream's video of "War and Piece"

Whatever did happened to the villains that had to have appeared during her 1000 years alone.

Emtu #17 · Feb 18th, 2018 · · 1 ·

The funny thing is, that probably wasn't even full power.


Dunno why I thought of that XD

Ahhh... the TRUE Celestia is revealed! >=3 or should I say DAYBREAKER!! XD

Zobeid #20 · Feb 18th, 2018 · · 14 ·

It is apparent that a lot of people really like this comic book stuff. I've got to say, though, that this is just about 180° diametric opposite of my headcanon about Celestia and Luna. I've never wanted to see them as some sort of demigods.

This isn't even my final form.

Darkseid VS Superman, MLP Edition. Nuff said.

Maybe they should have fought in outer space...

I have chills

Well done, I've always liked the theory that Celestia is able to be kidnapped and subdued by these various threats due to her own power being strong enough to melt the castle or ignite the atmosphere if she doesn't keep it in check. I'm reminded of a few quotes from another story that hint at this kind of power without showing it outright:

The crown was also chucked unceremoniously into the pile of cushions. Sometimes, she hated the damnable thing. It was tacky, it was gaudy, and in moments of temper, she had a tendency to cause gold to melt. Of course, in moments of severe temper, even the rocks melted, which was why it was so important to be patient and serene.

Little ponies could melt too.

Celestia didn’t want to have to bring back orbital bombardment—the last time she had done it, the maps of the known world had to be rewritten and there was a lot of new coastline that had to be accounted for. Plus, asteroids were so difficult to aim properly. It was more of a crapshoot, really.

Pretty sure this exact same story with the exact same setting (Celestia and Chrysalis meeting, fighting, Celestia doing the "cardboard" speech) has already been done. Several times.

Though this one does seem to be better written and have a more satisfying ending. Thanks for the read!

If we take Celestia's most common 'fan title' of sol invictus (borrowed from the late Roman sun god and patron of soldiers) and treat it as a surname we get this: Celestia Sol Invictus. Translated directly and without heed for grammar etc. to mean Heavenly Sun Invincible or more accurately Heavenly Unconquered Sun.

I'd say she lives up to the name quite well, not only in battle or on the throne but also in spirit. I'd be willing to bet that Celly here was the original bearer of Loyalty given her final decision; staying true to what her subjects would have wanted even when she wants something diametrically opposed to that, even when she believes that doing so might be in their direct interest. This is how a true leader should act.

PS: Princess Celestia ruled, alone, what amounts to the primary political power in the known world for one thousand years, she is the Unconquered Sun. How exactly did Chrysalis foresee this going any other way?

yeah. pretty much it was like 60 at most

I figured other people would've done it as well. I just couldn't find any examples. Still, I'm glad you enjoyed it, even if the premise was less than original.

Thanks for the interesting tidbits about language there. I've always enjoyed stuff like that, and it was cool to see your analysis.

Great reference to the "World of Cardboard" speech, and my second favorite Chryssi beat down. She blows up in number 1 and is regressed to and egg in 3.

They certainly have. I remember reading at least one of these.

That said, it's a pretty thin straw to cling to at this point.

Very good handling of the scene of superman vs darkseid i like it

If you are willing, could you share it?


I've seen it used in other stories, but not as a standalone story.


What story(ies?) are those quotes from?

Celestia actually wielded Magic, Kindness and Generosity. Luna was the bearer of Laughter, Loyalty and Honesty, which when you think of it only makes her fall that much more damning for how she perceived her situation and the perceived betrayal of Celestia's loyalty to her to push her over the edge to break those bonds...

It all makes sense now! :pinkiegasp:

Both are from The Sun Also Surprises by kudzuhaiku. While it is part of a much larger set of stories it's a pretty decent jumping in point and doesn't rely much on earlier entries.

Anyone who has seen "A Royal Problem" knows this is true....well true that she seriously holds back, not so sure about destroying everything like in the fic.

This is absolutely my head-cannon! Looking forward to more.
Keep up the good work. Deus tecum.

This is my jam :pinkiehappy:

Yep, I think you'd like my fic. Void Runner was kind enough to link to it. 8741859

It is always good to see Celestia in top form. Power on a mythological scale, tempered by compassion and control. And given the chance to cut loose. This was a very enjoyable little story, no doubt! Thank you for writing it, I had fun reading it.

Well, oddly enough I agree with almost all of your little rant. I guess I am Quibble Pants, since I sometimes feel like seasons 1 & 2 are the only real MLP, and everything after that is some kind of weird fever dream. Admittedly, sometimes it's been fun, but it just doesn't seem to mesh with what came before, and a lot of the developments that you complained about rubbed me the wrong way too.

However… I'm still not convinced about Celestia and Luna as gods or demigods. I just don't like it. I think they're much more interesting characters as ponies than as deities.

There was one line I started looking for that I didn't see, after saying she could cut loose.

"But you, you can take it, can't you."

Yeah, it struck me as odd that Daybreaker says, in essence, "You know you're powerful enough that you don't need anyone's help," and then Celestia never argued with her. Ever since then, I've wondered if Celestia really has been holding back, and if so, why.

Thanks, I'll go give it a read now.

My other headcannon for Celestia is that she isn't really much more powerful than an elite unicorn like Twilight, but a thousand years of rule has transformed her into something of a deity in the public consciousness. Celestia in this version doesn't do anything to encourage the misconception, but she doesn't go out of her way to disprove it either, since most other countries would think twice about attacking a nation with a (supposed) demigod in charge. In some ways, I actually prefer that headcannon. It makes Celestia into a pony who can't live up to her own reputation as a perfect ruler, but she does her best regardless, because she feels like that's what her subjects deserve.

It was actually there in earlier drafts, but it felt a little out of place, since Chrysalis obviously can't take the sort of abuse that Celestia can dish out.

The more you know!
That actually makes more sense given the sheer display of power (Magic), followed by her mercy (Generosity) due to her desire to make sure to be an exemplar of/for her subjects (Kindness).

You could argue that the last two apply equally in both situations, that she was being generous to her subjects and kind to Chrysalis and it'd still work too.

And yes, that the bearer of loyalty would ultimately betray those closest to her is tragic, but also a reminder that loyalty isn't a one-way street. Luna serves as perhaps the ultimate example of what happens when someone feels that their loyalty has not been adequately repaid and chooses to take what they deserve by force.

PS: The link text is decidedly less SFW than the image

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