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Twilight Sparkle and Shining Armor, two siblings with little in common, always fight with each other ever since they were foals. Even when Twilight ascended to princesshood and gained a crystal castle after her battle with Tirek alongside her friends, she and her brother still fight each other as if they never get along. However, when they do, they would always play games only for it to stop immediately after Twilight was accused of cheating on every single game they played.

However, their current lives will soon change after Twilight stumbles upon a weird board game in one of the storage rooms in the castle and invited Shining to play along. Little did they knew that the game was magical in its own way.

A crossover with my favorite childhood movie, Zathura: A Space Adventure.

Warning: Rated Teen in case of curse words being used and possible gore. Read at your own risk.

Cropped cover art from Zathura wiki fandom website.

Chapters (11)
Comments ( 44 )

Oh, this is gonna be good.

Edit: I just watched the movie again, to get a refresher to prepare for this story.

I'm glad you like it! Also, just so you know, every time I finished writing a chapter, I'm gonna take a day off to get my mind refreshed so that I didn't get writer's block again. Please keep that in mind, alright?


I'm going to guess The Astronaut will be showing up soon?

Well, to answer that, I did consider on doing at least two or three of the cards that appeared in the movie. However, the astronaut appeared four cards after the whole Tsouris-3 thing during Danny's turn. So, you might be getting my longest chapter after this one. Stay tuned for it, okay?

P.S.: I usually took a day off from writing to refresh my brain after I have done with one chapter. I hope that's okay with you.

Yeah, that's fine, I've said that before.

Edit: I actually haven't, but, needless to say, I understand, it happens.

"No girl, pony meat."

Huh, I thought he would say
"You call yourself an animal caretaker? We're meat!

I thought twilight ship was the red ship not the blue ship?

Because in the beginning of the story it said that twilight’s ship was red not blue?

Am I wrong or was that a mistake you accidentally missed.

Also thank you for the new chapter and I can’t wait for the next one.

Yeah, that was a mistake I missed for some reason. But I fixed it, so it should be good for now.

Hooray for The Astronaut! Also, I'm guessing that the twist of "he was the brother all along" is going to be fairly obvious this time around?

Maybe, maybe not. You'll just have to wait and see...

Hey folks! So, I have a little bit of a bad news. My new semester of college is coming up soon, so I may have to put Zathura: Sibling is Magic on hiatus but keep it on the incomplete tagging, in case if I wanted to get back to it. I hope that you can understand my predicament.

P.S.: I will be doing online classes since this whole epidemic is still going on.

The shooting star comes next.

I'm sorry, but this story is on hiatus right now. I will get back to writing it soon. Also, yes, the shooting star will come next alongside the astronaut's backstory.

I'm a bit upset you didn't let Twilight, Shining Armor, Astronaut ( Alt Future Shining Armor ), and the rest of the Main Five scold Spike a little for turning the AC Temperture, and using the Fire Extinguisher, and Nearly freed the Malfunction Robot.

Seriously, Spike is making thinks a bit worse, and they should be at least complain about it, and have Spike apologize.

One chapter left.

Actually, Spike didn't know about any of the events that you mentioned since he had gotten frozen thanks to Twilight producing a cryonic sleep card, so there's no possible way that they could be mad at him since he was taking care of them, thinking that they are in trouble.

i wonder if you can do jumanji next. which makes sense since it's also about a cursed game

Well, I have thought about making a Jumanji crossover, but unfortunately that would be for another time because I have another story on the works as of now.


Good point. I was just a little upset with Spike's shenanigans. But, it was all an accident and Spike didn't know on what's happening with the Space Themed Game.

Wow, since yesterday and today, I got four downvotes in this story. Did everyone not like it now or something? I have no idea.

Edit: Are you kidding me?! Another downvote?! Am I not likable or something?!

I think it has something to do with how this story is literally the same story (Zathura) with the cast of MLP. I think what people were looking for was a re-imagining of the movie. Also Zathura mainly focused on the siblings and had them be the only characters on the adventure, which made the film about family. This fanfic focused on the siblings, but essentially had too much characters on the journey. The story is called "Zathura: Sibling is Magic", it should just be about the Twilight and Shining; no additional characters needed.

Twilight Sparkle plays the role of Danny, Shining Armor plays the role of Walter, and Spike plays the role of Lisa.

Well, the thing is, I actually had planned the rest of the Mane Six to stay so that they can watch Twilight and Shining make up for all of their arguing and they sort of got caught in the ride as well. Don't judge me in this, okay? :pinkiehappy:

I think that is the next story you should write is about Spike going to Jumanji. And also I like this story

I'm sorry, but which Jumanji story are you talking about? The original or the Welcome to the Jungle one?

The first one and and with the second one you could put the young six in welcome to the jungle

You did have a good point, but in order for both of the story ideas to work, I have to put both of them into the Equestria Girls universe since television and gaming consoles didn't quite exist in pony Equestria. How does that sound?

P.S.: I actually had a story idea in mind for the first Jumanji story, but I never got to start working on it quite yet. So, bear with me, alright?

Actually you can put the first one into the pony world and the second one into Equestria girls like Spike could get sucked into the board game and to get rid of it they throw into the mirror where gilda finds it

Also I think Gabby should be in the story of the first one yeah she could be the one that that everyone thinks it's crazy

These are great suggestions, but I think I'm gonna stick with what I had in mind, which is putting the Jumanji stories in the Equestria Girls universe. Although, I have to make both stories work, since I plan on putting the Main Seven in the first one.

Hey there, sorry to interrupt, but what do you actually mean about Gabby being the crazy one for the first movie? Do you want her to be the one where Sarah in the original who was traumatized seeing her friend Alan get sucked into the game or someone else? Just wondering....

Comment posted by natsnell75 deleted Aug 21st, 2021

fyi Television exists in pony equestria, as do arcade cabinents. I'm less sure about home gaming systems.

"Okay, I'm really confused here. I mean-" Spike began, but he was interrupted by a blast coming from outside.

"Uh, guys? I really hate to be the bringer of bad news but, look outside right now," Rainbow said, who was pointing at the window to prompt everypony to check outside.

When they did, their faces paled and their eyes widened at the horrible sight before them. There are dozens of Zorgon ships floating outside the castle and one of them managed to get a shot underneath it, which caused the building to shook a bit. Wasting no time, the group ran back towards the game and sat down around it.

"Okay Twily, I just counted and you need a ten to win this game," Shining explained.

Nodding her head, Twilight proceeded to turn the key one last time and pushed the button. As the ships continued to fly around the castle, one of them got a lucky hit of their cannons and it hit the top floor of the castle, which caused a washing machine to fell near the scared ponies and baby dragon. Going back to the game, the young princess was disappointed that she only got a one when the dial stopped. "Really, a one? Sweet Celestia, I hate this game."

Another Zorgon ship had managed to hit the top floor again, which decimated a guest room that was thankfully nowhere near the ponies this time as Twilight's red piece moved one space forward and drawn another card. This time, Spike had gotten a hold of the card and read its contents. When he did, his eyes widened in surprise and said, "Uh, guys? I think Twilight might have won this game! Because the card said, 'Would You Like to Swing on the Stars? Move Ahead 9 Spaces'!"

"What?! I won?!" Twilight exclaimed in shock.

"She won?!" Shining and the rest of the Mane Six exclaimed as well, right as the red piece started to move towards the end of the game, which signals that Twilight had indeed won the game.

"Yeah, she won! You said she needed a ten to win, right? She rolled a one, and the card says to move nine spaces ahead, which totals up to ten, so she won!" the young dragon explained, which elicited happy squeals from the mares as they, including Shining, congratulated the young princess for actually winning a game without cheating.

Their cheer didn't last long as they can still feel the thundering of blast after blast from the still firing Zorgon cannons that threatens to tear the castle apart. Luckily, the castle managed to stay intact before the ponies saw a cool but scary spectacle before them. As soon as Twilight's piece stopped at the black sphere with the letter Z printed on top of it, the sphere began spinning rapidly and caused sparks to form from the sphere. Then, the sphere opened up to reveal what looked like a black hole that spun out of control, which scares the ponies and young drake nearby.

And then, something unexpected happened. The sphere closed up suddenly and stopped spinning at the same time, which brought confusion to everypony's faces. Then, the game emitted one final card for them, which Shining took it and said, "'Game Over: Thank You for Playing'?"

"Wait, that's the whole game?" Twilight asked.

"Now what?" Fluttershy said nervously.

It was then they realized that the scenery outside was deathly quiet and it was completely dark outside. Feeling a bit sceptical, Shining stood up and approached one of the windows to see that it was indeed dark and the Zorgons have stopped firing their cannons. Turning back to face the mares, he simply said with a shrug, "I think we're home."

The claim ended all too soon as the same hooked chain from the Zorgon ships have punctured through the wall behind the older sibling, shocking them. What came next horrified them when the entire wall of the library was torn apart, revealing a giant black hole that seemed to have sucked the Zorgon ship trying to cling onto the castle, but failed to do so as the black hole's gravitational pull was far stronger.

Seeing that Shining was still standing up, Rainbow flew towards him so that he can get to safety. However, her plan backfired as after Shining was down on all fours, she was unable to get a grip on Shining's shirt and was unfortunately pulled towards the black hole, screaming for help much to the others' horror. "Rainbow!" Twilight yelled, but it was too late to save her as she disappeared from the confines of the destructive nature of space.

As the pieces reversed back towards the starting point of the game, the other ponies and baby dragon immediately started gripping onto other stuff for dear life. Twilight and Shining dropped to their stomachs and grabbed on to the game, which surprisingly had a really strong friction that renders it immobile. The others tried clinging on to the empty bookshelves or some of the still standing crystal pillars with mixed results.

Applejack and Pinkie were able to hold on longer thanks to their earth pony strengths. Fluttershy, having lost her first friend since they first met in Cloudsdale, focused more on flapping her wings and tried to stay away from the black hole, which seemed to work for a while. Rarity, being the weakest as a unicorn, had some trouble hanging on but she managed as well. Spike had opted on clinging onto Rarity's tail, which the fashionista didn't mind as long as he was okay.

"Twilight, what in the world is that thing that had sucked Rainbow inside?!" Rarity shouted to the alicorn.

"I don't know! I think that was Zathura, the black sphere in the game! Only, it's not a planet, but a black hole!" Twilight explained.

Everypony within earshot gasped upon hearing the princess' claims. "What?!" they shouted back.

Meanwhile, they can see the Zorgon ships that attacked them earlier tried escaping the black hole as well, but it was futile as they either have not enough fuel to outrun the gravitational pull or kept slamming into each other, causing them to explode and killing all of the lizards inside.

Fluttershy is straining to keep aloft as she didn't have the same amount of stamina as Rainbow did. "Twilight, I'm getting tired..." she panted, and seconds later, she passed out, causing her wings to lock up behind her and was then pulled towards the black hole as well, to Twilight's horror.

Rarity tried hanging on for much longer, but unfortunately, due to her unicorn heritage, her tribe was the weakest based on strength and in the end, after a few more minutes, she and Spike lost their grips and screamed as they were also pulled towards the black hole.

The earth pony mares are faring a lot better hanging on. But after seeing their friends having lost their lives, time can only tell if they will suffer the same fate as well. It only lasted for a few seconds as the farm mare can hear telltale signs of crumbling on the bookshelf they were clinging onto. Sure enough, to both her and the party pony's horror, the bookshelf was about to give out from their combined weight. "Pinkie, hang on!" Applejack yelled to Pinkie as the shelf finally gave out, causing the mares to lose their grips and screamed in fear as they too were unfortunately became victims of the black hole as well.

Twilight can only watch in shocked horror as the black hole keeps consuming her friends and she was unable to do nothing at this state. One of the Zorgon ships was now rolling on its side and caused it to collide onto the castle and decimated the entire top floor of the castle, leaving only the bottom floor as the building was getting closer to being swallowed up whole.

The pieces of the game was now getting closer towards the starting point. However, just like Rarity, Shining had also lost his grip after managing to hold on to the game longer than his fellow unicorn did. "Twily!" he yelled as he has now fallen victim of the black hole.

"Shining!" Twilight shouted, closing her eyes, hoping whatever that was happening did not happen as she wished that her friends and brother were okay and...

Twilight: "It's a black hole! Zathura is a BLACK HOLE!!!!:twilightoops:"

I'm actually you made a mistake about the part where the zorgon ship from the rooftop exploded well the one from the basement escaped. It was the one from the rooftop that escaped, while the basement one exploded.

Comment posted by natsnell75 deleted January 20th
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