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As she suddenly woke up as a tiny pony staring at two very familiar pairs of eyes, Ganondorf couldn’t really say she was surprised. Disgruntled and mildly annoyed, yes, but not surprised. She really should’ve remembered to put something to break the cycle of reincarnation when she made that ritual to escape from Hyrule all those years ago. So being reborn after the end of her last life was by no means a surprise.

Sure, being female this time around was odd. But at least it seemed that there wasn’t some destiny bullshit railroading her path in this life, so that was something. Not to mention that Link and Zelda were also here. That was another plus.

No curse, no meddling gods, no stupid destiny. Yes, things could definitely have been far worse. So she and her fellow Triforce Wielders just had to have an average childhood for a change. How hard could that be?

This is a non-canon sequel to my story The Power of Freedom, following the idea that after their first life in ancient Equestria the Triforce Trio gets reincarnated as the Cutie Mark Crusaders. (Yay!)

Reading TPoF is not necessary to read this, though it would make it more enjoyable in my opinion, all that is needed is to know that the Trio broke free from their original fate of endless reincarnation imposed on them by the gods of Hyrule, escaped to the pony-world and lived a full life as ponies in the early years of Equestria.

Also, since this is a non-canonical AU sequel, there will be no spoilers in regards to the end of TPoF here, so no worries in that regard.

Timeline-wise this story starts about two months before the return of Nightmare Moon.

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Clicking on this I didn’t even realize it was the writer of tpof! Your fic quality once again shines through in the newest installment! I’m super excited to see them deal with modern day Equestria!

Happy to hear you liked it. :twilightsmile:
Also, the next chapter of TPoF has just been uploaded. :raritywink:

So, most important question first, does Diamond Tiara become a simple non-issue, or does Ganondorf see the, heh, "diamond in the rough"?

I sincerely hope the curse didn't follow poor Applebloom. Rage + CMC = results I dare not fathom.

Oh, Appledorf will notice her alright! After all, good minions are so hard to find! :trollestia:
Rest assured, it didn't. The Trio actually having 'normal' lives is a key component of this story. So no curse, no prophetized destiny (for them), etc, etc.
Of course, old habits do die hard. So that will be interesting as things progress. :raritywink:

Ganonbloom, Sweetie Zelda, and Scootalink... Uh oh.

So they got there cutie marks when they gathered the tri-force together

That can only end well. :scootangel::eeyup:
Precisely, yes.

Super strong start! Love how even without the "daydream" scenes you can absolutely guess who's who just based on the personality

Looking forward to BOTH Zelda stories being continued. :yay: I wonder what Applebloom will think of "Harmony"s plan for the element bearers?

Just the summary had me hooked. After actually reading the chapter, oh man this is so good!

As if the CMC weren't trouble enough. Now they are literally trouble magnets in multiple senses. Scootalink alone is going to attract/seek out every monster in a 10 mile radius.

Lovely so far, I look forward to more!
Especially more Appledorf ridiculously over-tge-top blacksmithing.

and thus began the tales of appledorf, zeldabelle and scootalink

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! :rainbowlaugh: this is gonna be great :eeyup:

I'm looking forward to nightmare coming and seeing the three foals with the same cutie mark as the tree best warriors she has ever met.
and I look forward to seeing the history books portray them

This looks like it's going to be so much fun :)

Your storys are always good and entertaining cant wait to see where this goes.:pinkiehappy:


This bears looking at.

"Dear Sister, I am telling you this because I love you. If a mysterious being of unknowable power chooses you as the bearer of ancient magic, run away and never look back."

Just wait 'til Twilight unwillingly becomes an Alicorn. Ganonbloom will likely have some choice words for Celestia.

Alright, this premise alone is amazing. I can't wait. The only problem is it will never update fast enough.

May the Golden Goddesses have mercy upon Equestria.

For we have none and will bask in and praise the suffering of all that stand around them much less against them

So, Appledorf, Zeldabelle, and Scootalink...

This should be very entertaining. :pinkiehappy:

Simplemente maravilloso.

For a brief moment Apple Bloom could swear she saw a huge furnace before her, larger than the barn itself. Its fires roared higher than any flame she had ever seen before as the stones themselves that made the walls behind it seemed to turn red with the heat. And, amidst the burning inferno, a massive sword was slowly given shape by the mighty blows of a hammer.


For a brief moment, she swore that she was somewhere else. Rows upon rows of spell books and tomes of arcane lore filled her view as far as her eyes could see. It was a massive library, far bigger than anything she had ever heard about, filled to the brim with arcane knowledge. And there, right upon the middle of it all she stood, her attention focused to a razor’s edge as she read books few even knew existed, much less had ever laid eyes upon, as she honed her wisdom even further.


For a brief moment she saw a monstrous beast roaring its wrath amidst a raging storm, the gargantuan creature being easily larger than Ponyville’s town hall. It was a gigantic monster covered in spikes large enough to gorge a grown pony with ease. It was a nightmarish visage straight out of a story, a beast capable of razing cities and destroying armies by itself. But, as she stood before the creature, none of that mattered to her. As she calmly drew her blade and started to move towards the great beast with sure steps, all that mattered was that it was blocking her path, and as such had to be overcome so she could keep going.


And so, Ganondorf, the King of Thieves, Dark Lord, Wielder of the Triforce of Power, and now a small yellow-coated filly born to a loving family of apple farmers, blinked her large eyes, shook her head once, stared at who she knew beyond any shadow of a doubt had to be her fellow Triforce Wielders, and deadpanned, “Well, that just happened.”

So it did :moustache:

All the while wondering if making Big Mac a Titanite plow would be overkill or not.

Maybe, the biggest problem would be getting the materials, but you just got access the formerly Green Wonder's adventurer powers and the Princesses information gathering abilities so it might be possible to achieve now :trixieshiftleft:

This looks like it's gonna be fun :pinkiecrazy:

The Triforce Wielders as the Crusaders? Twilight won't stand a chance!

I love this so far and look forward to more!

I have this silly image of Twilight arriving at Ponyville to oversee the Summer Sun Celebration preparations. Only to find the town prepping for battle instead, or at the least Suring up the towns defenses. And when Twilight asks a Ponyvillian whats going on is told. "The Golden Trio, has alerted us to a danger set to return tonight so we are preparing because nine times out of ten when they warn us about something they tend to be right even if they are just fillies"

So if this is a non-canon sequel does that mean that the other fic is complete and should have the complete tag instead of an incomplete tag on it?

Oh wow. Sorry thought I’d followed you sense chapter 2 of the other story...

Glad I tripped across this!

Or they might fight Nightmare Moon them selves :unsuresweetie::scootangel::applecry:

...No? TPoF isn't even near done.

I wonder if they'll go talk to the princesses

Happy to hear that. :twilightsmile:
Appledorf: I'm not touching that! I still remenber what happened the last time I touched a fate bound artifact! :derpytongue2:
Ponyville will never be the same. :trollestia:
Happy to hear you liked it. :twilightsmile:
The Legend of Zelda: The Three Crusaders. :yay:

Appledorf: Moonbut, is that you? :trollestia:
Glad tohear, hope you enjoy it.
Well, truth be told that feeling would reamin even if I uploaded weekly, wouldn't it? :moustache:
Indeed. :trixieshiftright:
Yes, it shall. :pinkiecrazy:
CMC material gathererrs! Yay! :yay:
Yeah, Twilight's views on the crusaders will be fun. :pinkiecrazy:
Not quite, this is a take from a 'possible' alternate ending to TPoF. It isn't 'canon' as far as the other story is concerned.
TPoF is still ongoing normally.
Happy to have you here. :pinkiehappy:
Indeed. :eeyup:


Well, truth be told that feeling would reamin even if I uploaded weekly, wouldn't it? :moustache:

Correct. It is too good for its own good.

I know, because I feel the same about stories I really like. :twilightblush:

I just realized - They're clearly going meet Celestia and Luna later in the main story, and doubtlessly have some effect on the Heartswarmings eve story. To not have that change would be like if Joseph and Mary met Conan the Barbarian and the Bible just never mentions it. Twilight at least should recognize their cutie-marks, and Celestia would be very interested in old acquaintances of hers reincarnating. Wouldn't this tell us how they're going to impact things in events the main story hasn't gotten to yet? I know you said no spoilers, but I'm not sure how you're going to manage that while still making it seem believable. Or maybe you have two different ideas for how that could go, and one will be used for the canon story and the other used here?


Or maybe you have two different ideas for how that could go, and one will be used for the canon story and the other used here?

Yes, this is precisely it!
When I first thought out TPoF I had two paths to take as far as the ending went. This will be using the path I didn't chose.

Well, TLOZ does have that canonical split timeline.

The three times split canonical timeline you mean. :pinkiecrazy:

Well this should be very interesting now that cmc have the memories of link zelda and Ganondorf and not only that in the mind of the Cutie Mark Crusaders this should be very interesting how this will work out and how would the family will react to this?

Friendly reminder of the background pony from Flutter Brutter with a green floppy hat, a Heart Container cutie mark and a cartful of Rupees. Also that Scootachicken has been crossed over with Cuccos more than once.

Yes a new chapter! The same day as the very first chapter, and I was still waiting impatiently for this!
I can't wait until the Terrible Trio announce their new memories and identities to their sisters, and whether they'll be believed.

I never specified how many or how varied of a split it was. Just that it IS a canonical split.

Yes, this will be fun.
Especially since ponies like Ganondorf wouldn't even think it important to tell their families that unless prompted. :pinkiecrazy:
I am aware of both of them. Actually playing with the idea of making a joke using that Background Pony. Like Ganondorf and Zelda wondering if Link managed to split himself into multpiple parts, again. :trollestia:
Indeed. :moustache:
True. :scootangel:

":applejackconfused: How did you learn to make these alloys? Ah've never even heard of them!"
"I learned it about 5,000 years ago, from the smiths of the desert Gerudo tribes."
"Oh, did I not tell you I'm the reincarnation of an ancient Dark Lord yet? I could have sworn I mentioned that at some point."

A very entertaining crack fic indeed.

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