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A pony of mystery in the darkness. Or I forgot to take the lens cap off. (They/them is fine.)


Fluttershy's friends might call the gentle pegasus sensitive. But they don't know the half of it.

What is she always so afraid of, anyway?

And why is SHE the one pony who can go toe-to-toe with the Avatar of Chaos himself?

(Is this an AU? If it is, it's one that resembles canon a lot.)

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Regarding the authors note at the end.
As a schizophrenic, my voices and i can agree that none of what i saw here seems like a case of schizophrenia enhanced by magic.
Not enough Fluttershy clones.

Fluttershy giving off anime protagonist vibes.

This feels like pinkie sense but more...
i don't even know if there's a word for this..

:pinkiegasp: That. was. awesome!

..just gonna accept this as headcannon now. :heart:

So, my takeaway from this is that no one should ever try to hustle Fluttershy at pool.

please make more, this is so excellent

Wow. I normally leave the timeline-sensing to either Pinkie or Derpy, but I LOVE this interpretation of Fluttershy.

Please, may I have another? :fluttershysad:

This was an excellent touch at the Butterfly Effect, I love it.

whelp this explains a lot about why discord become what he was and why flutters can switch so easily between personas

Well now I know why she has butterflies on her rump...

Headcanon accepted! That was beautiful and special :)

Less sporadic maybe? But I think the two things are fundamentally different. Like, Pinkie Sense only informs her of stuff that she can't prevent or change in any way, and Flutters here can predict and control what will happen, at least to a point.

By the way, awe inspiring story. I love it

Really awesome I would love a story of just snippets of fluttershy influencing the butterfly effect


I agree with the both of you.

And I’m Ditto-ing the headcanon accetance.


If you want justification for having both, I suggest reading Gavier’s explanation of it.

Imagine being so hyperaware of situations that you can call out what the tiniest little thing would do to make the biggest impact on the world.

That’s Fluttershy right now. She’s so aware of the world(s) around her that knowing what will and has already happened that will come to pass. It’s like she’s a 5th dimensional being, everywhere all at the same time, knowing everything that will happen because of small actions taken previously: To quote Griffin from Men in Black 3, “It’s a gigantic pain in the ass.”



Oh, but Pinkie Sense can be used to change things. Example: Pinkie, as the Mysterious Mare-do-well, could safely navigate a collapsing building because her Pinkie Sense told her where the rubble was going to fall.

10711558 And if you know all the effects of everything, every possible world and every possible outcome, and just don't care... you either become the Joker or Rick Sanchez.


sounds about right

How agonising. It must be like being beyond sober. Anti-drunk. Seeing reality without the film of self-imposed filtering sanity that lets you carry on each day... you’d need a psyche like solid granite to make it through.

Mmm yes, one more person here who has added this to their Fluttershy headcanon.

Every now and then, even 11 years later, we still get authors who create lovely surprises :ajsmug:


And this is why Fluttershy isn't allowed to drink Klatchian Coffee.

:rainbowhuh:"Wait, airfeel only lets a pegasus feel the ways that air interacts with the world. How does it let Fluttershy tell what's going on in other timelines?"

:twilightsmile:"Because there's air in the other timelines."

:rainbowderp:"Oh, I see. Carry on, then."

Well... I don't even want to imagine the mess that the Hurricane Fluttershy episode caused in this timeline. :pinkiecrazy:

I do love a cute Fluttershy story. With world building frosting. Delicious. :pinkiehappy:

Fluttershy, an alternate King of Chaos with a conceivable explanation?

I am at once in disagreement and in rapt agreement with the idea here, for 'researchers have demonstrated that, in the quantum realm, there is no "butterfly effect"', and since all those minute fluctuations reduce in intensity with the square of the distance, and that from any specific object's perspective, information is coming from all directions at once and so subtle changes should cancel out... Yet, it is believable that an organic or quantum processor could intuit or calculate a path of travel where your iota of information manages to "ride the waves"...

In other words, she shouldn't be able to do this, but then she's not theoretically prevented from it, so it's astounding that she's accomplished it. Actually it kinda reminds me of the LIGO detector, which is so sensitive to vibrations that, if they wanted to, could identify my toilet flushing from 500 miles away, distinct from other toilets.

This is beautiful.

Twilight giggled to herself. Pegasi barely even HAD magic!

Do I need to get out the rolled-up newspaper? Bad Twiggles. Stop thinking with your horn.

In any case, truly fascinating concept. Hypersensitivity leading to a cutie mark that's as much for the butterfly effect as pan-species communication makes all kinds of sense for Fluttershy, and seeing the applications is a delight. Thank you for this.

I certainly didn't expect to be blown away.

:pinkiegasp: Wow. Now this is an interesting concept!

It seems like Fluttershy directly knows how her movements will influence things in the future. It seems she's accurately predicting the movement of every molecule in the universe through sheer calculation like some kind of Laplace's Demon! I loved it! :pinkiehappy:

>Butterfly Effect
>Chaos Theory
And suddenly, the FlutterCord ship made 100% sense.

Or maybe that's a really needlessly edgy take on it, and this isnt meant to be a story about insanity.

It was an in-joke, a reference to Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, where he introduced the idea of being Knurd.

Ooh, this was very cool! :pinkiehappy:

Fluttershy out here being Doctor Manehattan


Twilight giggled to herself. Pegasi barely even HAD magic! So of all the explanations anypony could imagine, at least there was one answer she could safely rule out.

Pegasi are archmages compared to earth ponies, yet Pinkie Pie makes Twilight's head explode.

That's it? That's all? Very good story, but I'm sad it is so small.

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