• Published 23rd Jun 2019
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A Forgotten Trooper - SonicTeam34

A lone Clone Trooper wakes up in the rubble of a Gunship with his brothers dead around him. The Trooper soon realizes that the Gunship has crashed on an unmarked planet in the galaxy, which is full of ponies, unaware of the war just beyond there sky.

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Chapter 9: Showdown

"Hey! Wait for us!" Pinkie called out, but the unicorn had already vanished into the castles crumbling walls.

Strider and the remaining ponies quickly chased Twilight into a wide room that had some sort of structure in the middle. Resting on a few outstretched disks around the structure, were five stone spheres. Each of the stone spheres had a strange symbol on it that seemed to be engraved into the stone.

"Alright, everypony stand back." Twilight instructed, levitating the spheres into a pentagon, before igniting her horn.

"What's she doing?" Strider asked.

"She's trying to ignite a spark to reveal the sixth element." Fluttershy explained.

"Hmm, is mist supposed to surround her when she's doing that?" Strider pointed to the smoke that was gathering around Twilight and the elements.

"Uh oh..." The group muttered, watching as the mist formed into the shape of a pony.

The pony's fur was night black while her mane and tail were formed with the mist that she had been a few seconds earlier. She had dark blue armor on. as well as bat like eyes and pointed teeth. Not only that, but she had a horn AND wings.

Strider quickly raised the DC-15A to the shadowy mare and pulled the trigger. A blue plasma bolt shot through the air towards her, but the alicorn ignited her horn and suddenly, she, Twilight, and the elements vanished, leaving the bolt to strike the structure behind where she had been standing.

"Where'd they go?" Rainbow Dash questioned out loud, flying over to where they had been standing.

Applejack looked out a broken window to see a light forming in a tower outside. "Over there! Come on!"

Applejack led the way as the group rushed out of the building and towards the tower. The orange pony stopped at a wall before doing a U-turn, and bucking the wall, which crumbled away from the force.

The new hole in the tower exposed a flight of stairs, Twilight's voice echoing from the top.

"All of you, stay behind me." Strider ordered, before rushing up the stairs.

Once he reached the top, he was greeted with the sight of Twilight's body being chucked against a stone pillar. Nightmare Moon instantly spotted him and grinned.

"So, it seems someone forgot their trooper didn't they?" Nightmare Moon said, her voice cold and dark.

Strider rolled into the room, before targeting Nightmare Moon with the DC-15A, and once again pulling the trigger.

Nightmare Moon dodged the plasma bolt, her grin widening. "Finally, a challenge!"

Strider fired another two shots, these ones bounced off of a magical barrier Nightmare Moon had casted. She then charged her horn and fired a bolt of what looked like shadow electricity, which soared towards Strider. He rolled to the right, dodging the bolt and fired again.

Nightmare Moon flapped her wings, rising into the air, letting the bolts fly under her. She fired more bolts at Strider, who dove from where he had been standing to dodge.

Strider fired his blaster a few times blankly at the alicorn, not trying to aim. He needed to find cover. That was when he spotted a fallen pillar and ducked behind it.

Nightmare fired a few more magical bolts which struck the pillar. Strider poked his head out from the cover to aim, and let loose a wave of blue plasma. The alicorn had to scatter through the air to avoid the blasts, but one lucky bolt struck part of her dark blue helmet, leaving a burn mark on it.

Nightmare Moon landed on the ground, slightly shocked that she had been hit. But her shock was quickly wiped from her mind and she flashed a toothy grin at Strider.

"Heh, your better than we originally assumed. But we don't have time for games." Nightmare Moon boomed, levitating the pillar Strider was hiding behind to the side.

Strider went to fire another round, but when he pulled the trigger, he realized that the DC-15A had been engulfed in a blue aurora. Suddenly, it flew from his grasp and over to Nightmare Moon, who rotated it in a circle, observing it.

"Strange piece of weaponry, We will have to replicate it for our army." Nightmare Moon muttered to herself, before raising the blaster higher into the air.

Then, to Strider's horror, the blaster snapped in half. The exposed Tibanna Gas Cartridge fell to the ground, it's power leaking onto the floor. The broken blaster was then tossed aside and Nightmare Moon teleported right in front of his face.

"Let's see how well thi do without their weapon." Nightmare Moon told herself, before smashing one of her four hooves against Strider's side.

The trooper grunted in pain at the attack, before he formed a fist with his hand and swung right at the alicorn's muzzle. But his fist stopped inches away, being encased in that same aurora from before. He was then lifted into the air by his encased hand, Nightmare Moon laughing in his face.

"EQUESTRIA WILL FINALLY BE CONTROLLED BY IT'S TRUE RULER! ME!!!" Nightmare Moon shouted, before laughing maniacally.

She tossed Strider through the air into a wall, which nearly gave way from the impact. The trooper fell to the ground, laying against the wall, defeated. Nightmare Moon was about to advance towards the trooper to finish the job, but was stopped as Twilight's voice rang through the room.

Strider tried to listen as to what the unicorn was saying, but his hearing and vision had been scrambled from the impact. He looked over to see Twilight and the rest of the ponies, before a white light shot across his visor.

He raised a hand to shield his eyes from the light, but right before he could, a rainbow beam of light shot from the group and into Nightmare Moon, encasing the entire room in a wave of white. He could hear the screams of the midnight colored alicorn as the rainbow light wrapped around her, draining her dark energy.

Strider tried to look closer, but his body was overtaken from exhaustion, and he drifted off into unconsciousness.

Author's Note:

If your wondering how Strider knew her name was Nightmare Moon, Fluttershy mentioned it when He found her under the table, shaking.

Also, the story got featured again! Thanks again for all the support!

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