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Sunset Shimmer fled from Equestria in search of the destiny that Celestia sought to deny to her. She dreamed of finding great glory and power in a strange new world. But she emerged on the other side of the mirror in a harsh cruel world beset by demons and troubled by division, conflict and racial animus: the world of Remnant.

Now, years later, Sunset has completed her studies at Canterlot Combat School and is ready to attend Beacon Academy. She hopes that in the more progressive Kingdom of Vale her appearance as a pony faunus will not be held against her the way it was in Atlas, and she can rise as high as her talents permit and seize with both hands the destiny she still yearns for.

Sunset finds herself assigned to lead three fellow freshman at the Huntsman Academy: Jaune Arc, who dreams of becoming a hero elevated above all others; Pyrrha Nikos, a peerless warrior who has everything that Sunset wants and hates everything about it; and Ruby Rose, a simpler and more honest soul who simply wants to save as many people as she can, and who might just light the way to their salvation.

Together they are Team SAPR, and together they are plunged into a world of mysteries, magic, allies and enemies, robot girls and Atlasian black ops experiments. It won't be easy, but if they can work together, teach Jaune how to fight and maybe learn to get along as friends along the way, then they might just save the world.

Cover Art by Mix-Up

Chapters (40)
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As soon as I saw the acronym I knew it had to be RWBY!

Before I even start this just gotta say that is FAR too many readheads on one team haha.

So Sunsets weapon is like an old colt .45 six shooter?

Alright you have my interest. now lets see where we go from here.

I'm so glad it wasn't Jaun, he would die due to an "accident"

This is great! Can’t wait to see where the Rainbooms will pop up.

alright I'm liking the team's so far. oh and we got team racist with Wiess at the helm so thats going to be fun. can't wait to see how the rest of the year goes and how exactly team SAPR get pulled into the white fang plot. though I can see them having a rivalry with team WSTW, if only thanks to Flash and Cardin.

“I don’t…have any other friends. Not here, anyway.”

Don't be mean to Yang, Ruby. Please respond to this comment.

Aw jeez, Flash is on team rascist

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Honestly, Yang acts more like a Mom to Ruby than a friend during the first half of volume 1

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“Ladies... Ice Queen...” “Hey!”

Sunset's youth had been a lingering for the crown.

Sunset still lingered for a crown to rest its burnished laurels on her brow, but it would come.

I think the words you want here are "hungering" and "hungered", or "desire" and "desired".

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No, what I'm trying to get across is the idea that Sunset hasn't really lived at all, she's just waited for her real life to begin destiny to arrive so that she can start living, and while she waits she...is nothing, in many ways. And she's still waiting, like a ghost lingering in its old house.

While I don't agree with just how much of a jerk Russel is being portrayed as (not that he isn't a jerk, because he is)... yeah I got nothing but good things to say about this chapter. the inner monologues as the cast comes to terms with what has happend were great and really gets me invested. It will be interesting to see the different leading styles of the four teams and how this effects all involved. (plus it will be hilarious to see Cardin get put in line by Weiss).

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Oh, I understood the idea, to a point. The way it's worded, however, is incorrect, or at least incomplete. "Her thoughts ever lingered on acquiring her own crown." flows a bit better, for example.

Can I say Ruby's face in the cover art disturbs me? Other than that, great so far!

“I saw you defeat Hector in the final round of last year’s regional tournament,” Dove went on, oblivious to Pyrrha’s mounting discomfort. “It was a great fight; he never stood a chance.”

Oh how I love me a mythology reference.

>Wakes up.

>This updated.

Yesssssss

Noice, first Yang pun!

Fantastic opening chapter. I genuinely heard Salem’s voice when I read it.

Pyrrha was out of bed much faster than Jaune, but eventually they all crowded around Ruby's bed, standing over her and looking down at the wall beside her, into which had been carved the initial Q, and above the letters the symbols of a rose, a fiery heart, a raven and a crow.

I think there’s a few letters missing here. You probably meant initials, plural, and STRQ.

to be fair to profesor port it could be a lesson on expectatives trick the audience and bam surprise is not the grim you were expecting

okay gut to no who is getting shipping in this story?

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It's an Arkos story; beyond that I haven't really made up my mind.

...Twilight should not have used her title. Not only does she have a destiny that Sunset felt was hers, but she got that destiny through something Sunset views as a weakness.

If Sunset was mad before then now she's really pissed.

Sunset had to concede that she was impressed at the way that Weiss managed the difficult flee of looking down at someone who was nearly twice her height.

Flee means run away. I think you probably meant feat.

Well this is going to have ramifications. Wonder if Sunset will use this to poisen Twilight against Celestia or if she will be to angry at this person who got everything she wanted to even think of that. also I hope some one has the bright idea to simply start training Jaune harder to make up for how crummy he is.

oh... ho, ho, ho
I sense a very grumpy Sunset in the near future

Next up on SAPR: the library goes up in flames. Sunset considers regretting her actions but decides against it, and resolves to make better use of her human resources.

...that went about as well as I expected.

>SAPR
do you even know how terrified you just made me?

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....her talks with Cinder are gonna be fun~

Man I can't wait for the rest of the team to break through sunset's shell. though given how important that will be we probubly wont see that till the end of one of the seasons. so wonder if Twilight is going to ask Celestia about who Sunset is.

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I honestly didn't know that it stood for that (or anything else) when I uploaded the story.

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funny coincidence then :rainbowlaugh:

Nah, I was mostly kidding, but yeah, in the military we have to sit through like a bazillion SAPR training classes, and they're almost always what we call "death by powerpoint". SAPR training has become somewhat of a bogeyman among military servicemembers due to the fact that literally everyone HATES having to sit through it.

Can't say I ever cared all that much about RWBY. If it wasn't for my little sister fangirling over it so hard she binged like... 10 seasons worth in a few weeks, and forcing me to watch some, I'd know even less. I think it was mostly the art style that I was meh about.

That being said, I'm interested in how Miss 10-tons of baggage will come out of all this. Keep up the good work so far.

The distortions of Sunset's perspective are interesting. She explicitly prefers the adoration of strangers over friendship. Does she really want that, having realistically considered what it would be like? What does she want?

Will she understand how absurd it is to blame Pyrrha for Sunset's own envy, or is she not ready for that horrid revelation just yet? She clearly understands on some level that she's being unreasonable, and something's wrong with her, but when confronted she just blusters. Ironically, being alone having had this debacle is probably one of her better possible opportunities for personal growth.

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Sunny is one of those few characters that seek the adulation in strangers, and is deeply envious of others who have, but actually has had personal experience with what that sort of adulation is like. She doesn’t want what she doesn’t know, but what she gave up to chase a higher goal. Well, not higher in morality anyway.

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I have a hard time wrapping my head around that aspect of her character. It's far enough from anything I've felt that I don't think I have a good reference for how it feels to be Sunset Shimmer. Maybe I can construct one.

I'm very proud of it when I do clever technical things that solve problems. People appreciate it, and because I am proud of it, I'm sometimes grouchy if they ignore such a solution, especially in favor of something less functional. In my case, the people whose opinion I'm sensitive to are people I already know well, but I could pretend that they were strangers instead, and that "clever technical things" was actually the entire reason I expected anyone to have an opinion about me, and that I always did brilliant things, instead of the mixed bag which is more realistic.

Then I would see everyone around me as constantly benefiting from my mere existence, and I would constantly want them to acknowledge my greatness. If they did not, I would feel confused and resentful, and if they did, I would feel rewarded by it. Perhaps that is a good approximation to how Sunset feels.

Sunset's meltdown was kinda inevitable, but at least Ruby proved she is a sweet cinnamon roll that most be protected.

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Yeah had a good laugh when I saw the title - even showed it to a couple friends in my shop :rainbowlaugh:

I half expected you to send Twilight into Sunny's world, but this is ultimately the more sensible option. At least since Sunny hasn't given Twilight a serious reason to personally cross over.

Still... it would be interesting if Twiggles would end up a faunas with the ears, tail, and wings. Sunny's form mirrors her ponied up version from the movies, so Twilight with wings over there would make sense, plus it would make her stand out even more and make her more empathetic to Sunny's struggles verses speciesism.

Celestia closed her eyes, and her face was contorted with an expression of such profound sorrow and regret that Twilight in turn regretted having raised such painful memories in one whom she loved almost as a mother. For a while, Celestia was silent, seeming to wrestle with the past she had thought banished beyond recall. “Tell her…tell Sunset I am glad that she is alive, and that more than alive I hope that she is well and content. Tell her…and tell her…please tell her how very sorry I am, for all the things that I said…and all the things that I did not say.”

:trollestia:Cough*Copout*cough.

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I did consider doing some version of the EqG story in the middle of all this, but the problem is...demonic Sunset in a reasonably ordinary American high school is a dramatic climax, but demonic Sunset in Beacon is just a roflstomp courtesy of all the insanely badass trainee huntresses even without the elements of harmony.

9165430 That and the possibility that Salem would find out about Equestrian Magic and try to recruit/kidnap Twilight and Sunset. I would imagine the Remnant version of Twilight lives in Atlas and attends the academy there.

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