Mega Mare Zero

by Shazam 25

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16 years ago, A great war was fought, now a new threat has appear and a hero from that same war has return to stop the threat.

16 years ago, A war between families and new rulers had happen. Rainbow Dash, more know as Mega Mare Dash, stood up to her evil Great-great grandmother, Night Star. Joining in her fight was Spitfire, know as Zerofire, and Scootaloo, know as Scoot Ax. Together the three stop Night Star from ruling Equestria. Then one day after destroying the last Chaos Soldier, Zerofire disappear. Everypony search high and low but she was never seen again. With the Princesses help, Ponyville become a place where anypony can live. It name was change to Neo Ponyville and Rainbow was made as the ruler, However, Rainbow still treated everypony the same. Now, everything as change. Rainbow was some how lead to think that all Ponies could be Chaos Soldiers and started to 'Clean' them. Now an old hero had return but it not the same hero they knew.

Zerofire, the Legendary Hero!

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"It been 16 years since that war ended.", A white Alicorn with muti-color mane said looking over Canterlot, "16 years since I made Ponyville into Neo Ponyville and made Rainbow the ruler of it. I should never have done that."

The Alicorn sigh as she turn from the window and stop at another window that was cover with six mares wearing the Elements of Harmony. She turn her eyes to a purple unicorn and sign. That unicorn was special to her. It was her student and she couldn't get over it. The Alicorn remember well what happen to her. One of the Heroes wanted to search an new area that was found and her student wanted to go and she let them. Then 10 years later, they disappear without a trace. They search high and low but there was no luck on finding the two. As if they were wipe off the planet. The Alicorn sigh again, she move away and came to the throne room. There a black Alicorn with a starry mane and tail stood. She could easily see the saddens in the white Alicorns eyes.

"We are still searching Sister, we know that you love Twilight as if she was your own foal." She said.

"I know Luna, it been six years and we still haven't found her or Zerofire. Sometimes I wish I never became a Princess." The White Alicorn said and sat down in her throne.

"Sister, there isn't a day or night that pass by that I too wish I never became a Princess, but it who we are. Beside the rest of the Heroes of Equestria are looking for them in the area they disappear to. We are still waiting to hear from them." Luna said.

"Princesses Celestia and Luna come in!" said a voice that they knew.

During the time of the war 16 years ago, they have advance in living, but still kept to their old roots. Celestia walk over to a table and press a button that had a screen pop up and a face of an orange pony with a cowboy hat appear.

"What is it Applejack?" Celestia ask.

"We been spotted by Dash Droids and returning fire, but we can't hold for long. We need back up." Applejack said.

Celestia eyes widen, Dash Droids was robot that were build just like Rainbow Dash, but they had no feelings and follow their programs to catch and 'clean' ponies to make sure no Chaos Soldiers would return. Celestia had no idea why Rainbow would think that, but something was not right. She also knew that Applejack and the others couldn't hold for long, but it be too late before help could arrive.

"Applejack you need to get some where safe so I can teleport you and the others back to Canterlot safely." She order.

"Understood Princess, Applejack out." Applejack said and the screen went black.

Celestia sigh for the three time, she wasn't sure how long this war is going to last, but she hope that finding Zerofire and Twilight would make things better again. Both she and Luna miss hearing a sound of wind as a blue spark few out.

Applejack duck under a rock next to her friend Rarity with a blaster in her hoof. Rarity turn to see Applejack and smile.

"Well Applejack? Is help coming?" She ask.

"Afraid not, sugarcube.", She answer, "The Princess has given order for us to get to a safe place so she can get us outta here."

Rarity sigh, even since Rainbow took over Neo Ponyville and Twilight had gone missing, everything had change. She peek over the rock and fire a few blasts from her horn and struck some Dash Droids before pulling back.

"Ok Applejack, you know we can't go back the way we came so we gotta push forward." She said.

"Right.", Applejack said before placing her hoof on her ear, "All Troops retreat, I repeat, All Troops retreat!"

Soon what was left of the search squad ran from their hiding places and fire at some of the Dash Droids. Applejack and Rarity lead the group into the jungle they were in trying to lose the Droids so they can escape. Some Ponies stop and return fire, but were shot down and the Droids walk past them. A few times, Applejack and Rarity had their troops take cover has a grenade magic ball was throw to slow the droids down. Finally they reach a strange door that had a large 'Z' on it.

"Where did this door come from?" Rarity ask.

"No time to worry about that Sugarcube, We need to get inside and see if there some where to hide." Applejack said and started to look all over the door.

Rarity started looking as well, then she trip and her horn went inside a hole that made the huge door glow and open. Rarity back away in surprise as Applejack look at her. The sound of fire put them back to where they were and the two ran in as the last of the troops was hit and fell to the ground.

Inside was a site to behold, as Applejack and Rarity ran through, they could guess it was some kind of base. They ran through a hallway until they reach a huge room that was fill with water.

"Yuck! I just had my hooves clean too!" Rarity said taking one hoof out of the water and shook it.

"Um, Rarity?" Applejack said looking ahead.

"What is it Applejack?" Rarity ask before seeing her friend face.

She look forward and saw a pony attach to a huge machine. The pony had a red helmet, body armor, and hooves. One of the hooves was missing, a long purple mane with a yellow and red streak flow out of the back of the helmet. A tail with the same colors came from the end of the armor as well. A light purple suit cover the pony up to it neck as the red armor cover some of them, namely the places they seen. On the front of the armor was a large golden 'Z'. The two walk closer to the pony and look it over. Rarity lift it head and back away in shock. For a second she thought she was looking at Twilight, but the pony had no horn or wings.

"Is this Zerofire?" She had to ask.

"Rarity, we both met Zerofire before, she is a pegasus, this is an earth pony." Applejack said looking over the pony.

"Well, it also strange because it looks like Twilight too." Rarity said as Applejack walk over to her.

Applejack lift the head and was shock to see her friend face.

"That can't be, why does this pony look like Twi and Zerofire?" Applejack ask more to herself then Rarity.

Soon an explosion caught their attention and they turn see the Dash Droids walk in with their hoof busters ready.

"Darn it! Rarity see if you can get that Pony working! I'll cover you!" Applejack said and pull out her blaster and fire at the droids.

Rarity quickly ran over to the pony and decide to try a very powerful and risky spell. She only hope that Applejack could hold on long enough for her to use the spell. Rarity horn started to glow and she pointed it at the earth pony. The spell started to become harder and Rarity was having a hard time hold it. Finally, Rarity fire the spell and was thrown back into Applejack as the Droids close in on them. No one saw the machine glow and the earth pony missing hoof grow back. It eyes open to revile purple eyes as they look around then up to see the Droids appear to attack two ponies. It stood and look at them, feeling that it should help them.

Applejack couldn't blame Rarity for knocking into her. After all, all spells she cast always threw her back. Now it look like they were finish. They close their eyes waiting for it to end.

When they didn't feel anything, they look up to see that the Red armor pony was in front of them with hoof inside the Droid. It pull it hoof out and look at the others. The droids raise their hooves and was about to fire when the red armor pony move too fast for them to follow. It stuck the first one before kicking another. It flip around and kick down another one. Then it kick down the last one before looking at Applejack and Rarity. Then it look down at a blaster and pick it up.

"Zerofire?" Rarity ask.

The earth pony look up confuse.

"Zerofire? Is that my name?" It ask.

Applejack roll her eyes, she knew it really wasn't Zerofire, then again they didn't know who it was themselves.

"Yes, Zerofire listen, we need to escape. More Droids are coming and it not safe here." Rarity said.

"...Very well." She said and turn away from them.

"So Zerofire, any idea why you were here?" Applejack ask.

Zerofire turn her head back at them and answer, "I don't remember. The last thing I do remember is a bright light and the name Fire and Spark."

"Fire? Spark?" Rarity repeated, there were two ponies she could think of that had those names.

But Applejack snap her out of her thoughts.

"We better get going. I hope you know how to use a blaster." She said.

They watch as Zerofire held the blaster up and aim at the door and fire a shot that hit an Droid that walk in.

"Does that answer your question?" She ask before walking off.

Applejack was left speechless as Rarity just look at Zerofire. Applejack and Rarity ran after her to keep up and soon the three were going though the hallway taking down Droids. Applejack had to admit, this Zerofire was a sharp shooter. Any droid she miss, Zerofire took down seconds afterwards. Rarity fire a blast from her horn and notices that the way out was block. She ran up to it and look it over.

"This is bad! We can't get out of here!" She said worry.

Applejack then notices the ground below Rarity started to crack and she started to fear the worst.

"RARITY! LOOK OUT!!!" Applejack warn and try to reach for her, but it was too late.

As soon as Applejack step on the crack floor, both ponies started to fall before a red blur appear next to them and caught both ponies as it landed on the ground with a soft thud in some water. Applejack saw she was on Zerofire back. She let go and slip off and turn to see Rarity hanging on to Zerofire in bride style with her eyes close.

"Yo, Rare! You can let go now." Applejack said.

Rarity open her eyes and saw how she was holding on to Zerofire. She look at Zerofire face before jumping out of her hooves and couldn't stop her from blushing.

"Th...thank you Zerofire." She said not looking at Zerofire face.

"...We better get a move on." She said and walk on.

"Huh? She wasn't that cold to us when we first met." Applejack said as she remember their first meeting with Zerofire.

They didn't get far before discovering that the path was block like above.

"Great! We're trap! And we're out of Magic grenades since Rarity use most of her magic to wake you up." Applejack said.

"There must be a way, maybe if I can rest a little, I can cast a spell that will let us get past here." Rarity said walking up to the dead end.

Zerofire could tell something was wrong and in the back of her mind something warn her to get the two mares away from the wall.

"GET BACK!!!" She shouted, but it was too late.

A huge hand shot though the wall and grab the two mares.

"UGH!" Applejack shouted.

"AAH!" Rarity scream.

The hand pull back and Zerofire dash after it. She reach a room that was fill with computers but she wasn't looking at those. She was looking at the giant robot that held Applejack and Rarity.

"Zerofire! Run!" Rarity shouted.

"You can't destroy a Golem with a blaster!" Applejack added.

Zerofire didn't know why, but something told her that she had to save those two mares. She drew her Blaster and started shooting at the body. The Golem use it free hand to try and punch her but Zerofire jump out of the way and fire again. Then the Golem fire a laser to the ceiling and a few blocks fell in front of Zerofire. She wall jump over them and started shooting again. She quickly jump off as the Golem ran into them. Zerofire fire again but was started to see it was becoming useless.

"Blast! This isn't working, I need something stronger!" She said before one of the computers turn on.

"Zerofire, use this." A voice spoke from it and threw a small handle at her.

Zerofire caught it and look it over before turning to the computer to see a blue spark surrounded by rainbow rings.

"Who are you?" She ask.

"I'm afraid there no time. That saber will help you greatly. I got it from a friend." It said before it went black.

Zerofire look at the handle and push the button on the side. A green beam shot out and Zerofire look at it. She then look at the Golem and smirk. She dash to it and jump in the air slashing right through the Golem that drop Applejack and Rarity. Both ponies turn to see Zerofire deactivate the saber and place on her back before dropping down to all four hooves. Both were speechless, Golem were the toughest robots to destroy and she did it in one strike. Applejack snap out of it first and decide to check the next room. Rarity remain with Zerofire who just stood there with her eyes close trying to remember where she heard that voice from.

"Ok ya'll. I check it out and it all clear, I even contact Princess Celestia about what happen and she ready to bring us back." She said.

"Princess Celestia?" Zerofire ask, feeling that she heard the name before.

"Why yes, she and Princess Luna are the rulers Equestria, but now, we are in a great war." Rarity explain.

"War?" Zerofire ask.

"We'll tell ya when we get back." Applejack said and walk in the room.

Rarity walk in next and Zerofire stay behind to think on the name she heard.

"Princess Celestia? Why does it sound like I know her?" She said.

She shook her head and walk inside. Once she step up to the two, they were beam away to Canterlot.

Mission One

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Applejack, Rarity and Zerofire appear in Canterlot and Zerofire look around feeling that she been there before. She walk on without notices that Applejack and Rarity were speaking to a guard. Zerofire walk up to a glass window and saw six mares shooting a beam at an Alicorn. As she look at them she could tell two if them were the mares she save, two she didn't know and two more that look familiar. Try as she might, she couldn't remember. Zerofire then heard some hoof steps behind her and turn. Princess Luna was quiet surprise to see the mare face and thought it was Twilight before noticing there was no horn.

"Are you one of the Princesses?" She ask not moving.

"Yes, I'm Princess Luna, the moon princess. I take you're Zerofire?" She said the ask back.

"I don't know if I'm the Zerofire you're looking for, but for now, that my name." Zerofire said and turn back to the window with the six mares.

"I see you are looking at the time the Mane Six free me from the darkness in my heart." Luna said walking next to her.

"That you?" Zerofire ask.

"Yes, It a past that I do not want to relive. But you might know them, you met them before." Luna said.

"I have?" Zerofire ask confuse.

"You don't remember, odd." Luna said thinking about it.

"Ah think she lost her memories. She didn't even know if Zerofire was her name or not." Applejack said as she and Rarity walk up to them.

Zerofire turn back to the window and look at the six mares. That when Rarity notices what she was looking at.

"That me and my friends freeing Luna.", Rarity said then pointed to all six mares, "That me, Applejack, Fluttershy, Pinkie, Twilight and Rainbow Dash."

"Rainbow Dash? That name sounds familiar." Zerofire said once she heard Rainbow's name.

"Yeah, you and Rainbow Dash were great partners. Rainbow Dash was know as Mega Mare Dash that fought in a war with you 16 years ago." Rarity said.

"War? The Chaos War?" Zerofire ask remembering the name of that same war.

"Why yes! You and Rainbow Dash, along with Scootaloo, were a great team and the three of you were unstoppable." Rarity said surprise.

Zerofire look at the blue pegasus in the window for a second longer before turning to the purple unicorn that look like her.

"Who that and why does she look like me with a horn?" She ask.

"Dat Twilight Sparkle. She our friend and Princess Celestia student. She disappear around the same time as you did." Applejack answer.

And those things you're wearing?" She ask again.

"Those are the Elements of Harmony. Together the six of us are protectors of Equestria before you and Mega Mare Dash show up." Rarity told her.

"Where are the others?" Zerofire ask.

"Pinkie and Fluttershy are helping any ponies that escape from Neo Ponyville, Rainbow Dash is the ruler there and is 'cleaning' any pony to make sure Chaos Soldiers doesn't come back and Twilight, as we said before, went missing with you." Applejack said.

"Cleaning? Why would Rainbow Dash do that?" Zerofire ask.

"We don't know, but we think somepony or something lead Rainbow to do shush a thing." Rarity said.

Zerofire close her eyes, thinking about it. She didn't get far when they heard one of the alarms go off.

"Uh, oh! Trouble, let move!" Applejack shouted and they ran off. Zerofire turn back to the window and look at the two mares she was familiar with.

"Twilight and Rainbow Dash." She said before rushing after them as a blue spark floated down.

Everypony ran into the Throne Room as Applejack ask, "What the problem?"

"We have found one of our own. However he about to be 'clean' in a factory not too far from Canterlot." Celestia said.

"Any idea who it is?" Rarity ask as she hop in a chair and started typing on her desk.

That what we are trying to find out, I do hope he be ok." a yellow pegasus said that Zerofire guess was Fluttershy.

"Of course, silly filly!", said a pink pony that Zerofire also guess was Pinkie, "All we got to do is send somepony to rescue him."

"Pinkie, you know that factory, it impossible for us to even get close without have to fight our way in." Applejack said as she look over Rarity's shoulder to help out.

"Then send me." Zerofire spoke up.

Celestia, Pinkie, and Fluttershy turn and saw Zerofire. They couldn't help but to gasp when they saw her. Like with Luna, Applejack, and Rarity, they thought she was Twilight before noticing there was no horn.

"Are you sure?" Luna ask.

"Yes, I still don't know if I'm the Zerofire you are looking for, but I will help in anyway I can." She said.

"Very well, Me and my sister will send you as close as we can get you." Luna said knowing that they would have to trust her.

"What do you mean you may not be the Zerofire we know?" Pinkie ask

"And you look familiar." Fluttershy added.

"There no time, send me to the factory." Zerofire said.

"Very well, come sister. We must send her there." Luna said to Celestia.

Celestia didn't heard Luna at first. She was too busy looking at Zerofire and picturing Twilight in her place. It confuse her a lot, She knew Zerofire was really Spitfire, but she look like Twilight and it was hurting her head just thinking about it.

"Sister?" Luna ask.

Celestia shook her head to clear it before nodding.

"Zerofire do be careful, we don't know what lies ahead of you." She said.

Zerofire nod and was teleported to the factory.

Zerofire appear near the walls of Canterlot, ever since this war started Celestia and Luna had a wall build that it cover Canterlot so no pony could get in, not ever the train. Zerofire look around, It was clearly cloudy, while Canterlot was sunny. She guess once Rainbow took over, Celestia and Luna couldn't bring out the sun and the moon because no one could see them. Still she decide to focuses on her mission.

"Zerofire, This is Rarity. The Factory is straight ahead of you, but there are Dash Droids and Mechroids that will try to stop you, please hurry." Rarity voice come through her helmet.

"Understood." Zerofire said.

"Zerofire, This is Princess Celestia. I wanted to tell you something imported." Celestia said.

"I'm afraid it will have to wait. If one of your own is in danger, then I need to move as quickly as I can." Zerofire said knowing there isn't time.

"...Very well, Be careful." Celestia said.

Zerofire dash forward slashing down Dash Droids that came near her. She jump over some and slash some Mechroids that where in the air. Even though Zerofire just woke up, she was unstoppable. Any Droid or Mechroid met it end at her Saber or blaster. As Zerofire fought, her body started to remember more and more moves she had learn. She soon was able to do a triple slash and charge up both her Saber and her blaster. Zerofire felt like the Zerofire that all ponies knew. She reach the factory pretty quickly and look over it.

It look to be really old and most of it was cover in rust. She didn't understand why other Ponies hard a hard time getting there. After all, she got there in no time.

"Zerofire!", Rarity voice came though her helmet, "You got to hurry! The ones inside are about to be 'clean'!"

"I just reach the factory." Zerofire said.

"Zerofire, you might be surprise at something, but I need to tell you this now." Celestia voice came through.

"Make it quick." Zerofire said knowing time was short.

"Rainbow has not just decide that all Ponies can become Chaos Soldiers, but all creatures of Equestria can become Chaos Soldiers." Celestia told her.

"What?" Zerofire ask.

"Inside that factory is a creature we know as a dragon. His name is Spike, he apart of us. Hurry, you must save him." Celestia said.

"Understood." Zerofire said thinking on the name.

"There also a huge reading inside as well, be careful." Rarity warn her.

Zerofire cut the contention and think on the name.

"Spike...For some reason, I know that name." She said before dashing inside the factory.

Zerofire ran through a hallway and soon step into a room that look to be block off. At first she thought she hit an dead end before hearing something belong the floor.

"Hey! Is anyone up there?, Help! There spikes on the ceiling!" A male voice call out.

Zerofire look up but didn't see any spikes then realizes that the ceiling the voice was talking to was below her! That when Zerofire knew what the others meant by 'clean', Rainbow Dash was killing them! She growl, somewhere deep in her mind, she heard two more growls that match hers. Zerofire may not remember much about her past, but she did know Rainbow never kills. She was about the slash the floor in half when she spotted something land on the same floor.

"Hm? What this?", A Falcon Mechroid ask, "more trash to dispose of?"

"You must be the one in charge here." Zerofire said ready for anything.

"Yes, I'm Aztec Falcon, Harpuia, the Guardian, had sent me here to 'clean' the Chaos Soldiers here." It said.

"What you're doing is wrong! The ones done there haven't done anything." Zerofire said.

"What?! You're stand for the Chaos Soldiers?! Then you must be a Chaos Soldier as well."

"No, I'm a Harmony Protector." Zerofire said

She didn't know why, but she felt those were the right words to use.

"Harmony Protector?", Aztec Falcon ask, "They disappear 16 years ago!"

"Then I guess not all of them have!" Zerofire said and drew her Z-saber.

Aztec Falcon raise one if his wings and shot electric arrows at her, first high then low. Zerofire dodge the attack by wall jumping over it and release a charge slash on him. Aztec Falcon jump to the wall and fire three electric arrows. Zerofire dash away from her spot and started to notices that the floor was lowering.

"What?" She ask.

"Heh, hee, You can't wait around too long! In a few minutes the floor will crash the ones below." Aztec Falcon laugh.

"What?!" Zerofire said shock.

Then some where in the back of her mind she could hear a voice saying, 'hurry and save Spike!'. Zerofire didn't know who it was, but she decide to listen to it. Zerofire charge her blaster and waited for Aztec Falcon to attack again. He did but this time he dash right at her. Zerofire fire her blaster at point blank range casing Aztec Falcon to flinch back and Zerofire quickly triple slash him. After the last slash Aztec Falcon was cut into two and blew up.

Zerofire notices that the floor was destroy and landed on the floor below. She look up to see a purple dragon with green spikes and purple wings and green inside the wings.

"I take it you must be Spike?" Zerofire ask.

"Y...yes! But who are you?" Spike ask.

"I'm Zerofire. Princess Celestia has send me here to save you." Zerofire said.

"Wait, your Zerofire?!", Spike ask shock, "but I heard that Zerofire was a pegasus, not an earth pony."

Zerofire just close her eyes, she was just as confuse as Spike. Still she felt the name Zerofire was hers. She open her eyes to see that Spike was looking over her body.

"What are you doing?" She ask a bit annoy.

"It just that you look like somepony I know." Spike answer.

"Zerofire, are you ok?" Rarity voice came through her helmet.

"Yeah, I save Spike." She said.

"Good, We await your safe return with him." Rarity said.

Zerofire started to walk away and Spike rush to keep up with her. They didn't get far when Zerofire spotted something on the ground. She pick it up and saw it was a chip with a thunderbolt on it. She look it over and then took out her blaster. She found a slot and place the chip in. She put the blaster away and walk into a room that was clear of enemies and contention Celestia.

"This is Zerofire, we are ready to be back." She said.

"Very Well, stand by." Celestia said.

Soon Zerofire and Spike were teleport to Canterlot.