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This is a fic based on the Time Loop Files, the format of which was first codified by Innortal on fanfiction.net.
Here's a brief guide.
The basic idea is, one character (the Anchor, usually the main character of a fictional setting) is looping back to the very first moments of their parent series every time either they die or some kind of time limit expires. They of course end up monumentally stir crazy given enough time.
Eventually others start to loop as well.
The reset is not always perfect. Sometimes a loop's history will be different to the "prime" loop, or canonical plot.
"Crossover" or "Fusion" loops also occur, randomly. These can involve the home loopers having a guest, or the anchor for one universe spending time in another, or replacements of one character by another.
Vacation Loops are where the Anchor (or others) decide/s "buck it" and lets off steam by doing whatever comes to mind. There's little or no attempt to maintain the original timeline.

In addition, and particularly more recently, it should be known that this story has a collaborative element to it - people may submit loop ideas or loops, ideally at the Spacebattles thread (a link to the current version of which is on the Trope page), and they may become included.

There's two page image options, thanks to Filraen - the current page image has been edited by the original creator from this work of theirs.. The other one is here:

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I thought this would be a fruit loops crossover.

I've revised the title so it should be more clear that it's a time loop story.

I've said it before and I'll say again. I love Time Loop's. Nice to see you on fimfiction.


Mind if I yoink that idea for a fic?

I kid, although it might be a funny anecdote to put into my 'verse...


No matter what I find within this story, it will never live up to my dreams of a Fruit Loops crossover...

At this rate, I'm going to have to research the Fruit Loops setting just to have an incredulous Twilight loop into it.

2452155 Please, feel free to take it


I was unaware a breakfast cereal was a setting... I just wanted a fic about Twilight eating those things for 10,000 words.

...oh. Well, I'm sure it has SOME kind of advertising campaign.


I know there's that stupid bird, but for some reason I can't remember the commercials very well. I must have blocked it from my memory. I think there was something about "following your nose"...

Yes, the Time Loops invade Equestria. If you take requests, I'd like to see Fluttershy in Evangelion. As Shinji. I'm sadistic. Or Dash as Kamina and Flutters as Simon from Gurren Lagann. Or a Shinji in Equestria. With an EVA.

Requests are always helpful for inspiration.

Well, if you need more inspiration, you should try either the MLP brainstorming thread, or Andrew Joshua Talon's Discord's Fantasy Island thread on Spacebattles. Also, I just got another idea: A loop where either one of or all of the Mane 6 are in a Conversion Bureau universe.

Well, it was wonderful until you started adding the crossovers. Then it just became a confusing mess.

If I understand you right, the crossovers are based on similar fanfics of other franchises. That's something you should not do under any circumstances. A story should never rely on the readers having read obscure fanfics from other fandoms. It alienates most of them.

The fact that this is the first truly relevant critique the story has seen does nothing to dissuade this statement.

I see Innortal's infection is spreading... I wonder how he's doing these days? Haven't talked to him since his early Ranma stories. He was a great Nabiki/Ranma shipper.

I love time loop stories. Especially the funny ones. Which this is. This is gonna be good.

Actually, they're based on MY fic of another franchise, because I did a cross INTO the MLP series before I did this (and so I copied the loop from that fic). I understand that you feel it made them confusing, but on other sites seeing it turn up has been complimented on.
Other cases where crossovers occur will tend to be from the POV of the MLP characters, and hence try to explain who they are more fluidly.

The Loops haven't been updated much, actually. But I DO have a load of HTTYD Loops on my fanfiction.net account.
Hiccup and Toothless - problem solving, with dragons.

2455292 I guess it doesn't help that I'm not a fan of the franchises you've done so far. They're good and all, and I've enjoyed what I've seen of them, but I just don't follow them. If they're from other fanfics, then you should put links to those other fanfics at the bottom of the summary.

I've never read the Harry Potter books and I've only seen half the movies, so I'm not as familiar with it as you might be.

How to Train Your Dragon, I had a bigger problem with. For me, their behavior just seemed unnatural, maybe even OOC. Plus, it took me a few moments to figure out what "HTTYD" even stood for. Even if you don't change anything else, you should write that out, at least for the first time it comes up.

Okay, I spelled it out (As "How To Train Your Dragon loops crossover"), put an inline link to the crossover-ness, and explained in the author's notes too. As for why they're out of character... well, they've done over ten thousand loops. By now, they've grown and developed a lot.

I mainly wanted to show it because it was the MLP cast's "introduction to the multiverse", where they are no longer just looping in their home setting. Ah well.

2455689 Maybe someday someone should make an MLP-only version for those who aren't interested in the crossover aspect. It's a thought.

2455744 Thanks, though it wasn't quite as fun as your pony scenes were.

I'll try to make the majority be Loop-native, then. There's a fair deal of episode events to work with, at least. (Though there'll still be the odd crossover - because, say, Twilight and Spike as Jedi would be kinda funny.)

2455774 Yes. Yes it would.

One loop should have Twilight learning magic from Lina Inverse.
It has to happen.


Luna is awake for a loop, and counter trolls as Nightmare Moon?

The setting is a bowl filled with milk, partially dissolved sugar, and floating edible rings with real 'fruit' flavor. For size comparisons, think of the blind bag toy Twilight, next to a real Fruit Loop.

For Twilight? Boring.
For Pinkie? :pinkiehappy: Sugar!

YES! I love these things. :rainbowkiss:

2458780 did you know that there is also variations in the loops such as things not starting on the same point at all, such as with Ranma Saotome not starting his loops with Genma smashing him down with a sign at the start of the loop.

I'm bloody everywhere stop me someone!

I do. That's for the next lot. (Specifically, a Loop where they all Awaken around the time of the original Sonic Rainboom...)

2490620 so everyone ends up as children hmm sounds funny, also add a loop where Ranma ends up in equestria after all we might as well let him live up to his name. wild horse indeed:derpytongue2:

Hmmm... what to do...
Have him as an extra, or replace :eeyup:?

2490642 or we can replace :moustache:

this is awesome :rainbowkiss:
Q: will we have Innortal super pervert god level multiverse ending Naruto stopping by to woo the girls? (maybe destroy their universe atleast once) :trollestia:
also i request perverted, harem building looper Spike :moustache:

Sadly (if you're into that kind of thing), unlike Innortal I prefer to write fics that don't go into shipping and related topics - just the "crazy antics" side of Looping.
I just feel uncomfortable writing about it. Sorry.

That said, I'll probably have all the initial Loopers stop by at some point. Not too many in one go (after all, not everyone on this site is familiar with the Loops) but just every so often.

aww... thats a shame... :fluttershysad:
oh well! still looking forward to the next chapter :pinkiehappy:

Like I suggested on SB, a He-Man loop (combo 1980's where Cringer talks and 2002 with the better He-Man voice) where Spike becomes a dragon version of Battle-Cat.

lol this awesome :pinkiehappy:

Awake Luna! The Loop Hath been Doubled!

Fear the time the CMC get to do a Dragon Ball loop. "FUS-ION-HA!"

As I imply, they basically get less Awake as you go out from Twilight. She's the Anchor, others in the Mane Six loop fairly often, and then it gets rarer.
Spike has thus far only looped once or twice, for unknown reasons. And that time he was mute. (AKA: I'm being annoying to Twilight and Spike.)

“These are my three sons. Spyro, age nineteen; Toothless, age seventeen; and Spike, age sixteen. Pick which one you want to be your fiancé.”
Rarity groaned. “This is not going to be a fun loop…”
“You’re telling me?” Twilight said, from the door. “I keep turning into a panda!”

:rainbowlaugh: :facehoof:

I AM rather proud of that one, for all the brevity. (Spyro, Spike and Toothless were the three dragon protagonists I could think of... who I like a lot...)

There needs to be a loop with either Twilight or one of the other Mane 6 (Fluttershy, perhaps) as a mafia princess (The kind the secretly kicks ass and has the little black second phone hidden in their purse). Dear lord, that would be funny. :rainbowlaugh:

Anyway, great chapter.


I'm just sad there aren't more MLP/older animes out there. I'd love to see a Ah! My goddess/My Little Pony x-over. Twilight is now a goddess and has to take training from one of the Norns.

Or 3x3 eyes. Tenchi Muyo. Neon Genesis Evangelion. Twilight Sparkle is Cutie Honey!

Oooooooh! We need to start a MLP version of 'The Bet'!

lol this keeps getting better and better :twilightsmile:
request: i want to see Twilight cast the Alicorn spell on Spike, will he become Prince Spike: Dragon God of Swag :moustache: or something else?
or maybe give him the Elements just to see what happens :twilightoops:

Disappointingly boring chapter.

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