(I decided to create a backstory for my pony self, Prophetic Prose. The initial image I have for her is here if you'd like to see it, but the mane style isn't quite right and her cutie mark needs to be changed. Either way, though, I'm happy I got this done. I may write a story version of Prose's past later. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this.)BasicsName
: Prophetic ProseNicknames
: Prose, ProphetGender
: Early 20sSpecies
: FillydelphiaCurrent Residence
: Freelance writerAllegiance
: Both Celestia and Luna (mostly Luna)AppearanceHeight
: Average heightWeight
: Somewhat overweightMane Color/Style/Length
: Black and purple dreadlocks in a side longish ponytail.Coat Description
: Deep violet coat that fades to a lilac shade around her muzzle.Eye Shape/Color
: Lavender eyes shaped similarly to Twilight's.Cutie Mark
: A black rose in place of a quill writing on a lavender colored piece of parchment that's rolled up at the ends.Accessories
: Mother, Mystic Vision (missing); Father, Risky Rivet (deceased)Friends
: TBAAbilities/PowersBasic Pegasus Powers
• Intrinsic Pegasus ability to fly
• Intrinsic Pegasus ability to walk on cloudsExperiment Given Powers
• Enhanced Empathy: Immediately detects the emotions of others around her
• Psychometry: Obtains historical memories and general knowledge concerning objects she touches
• Precognition: Sees flashes of future events at random (or on command when she actually focuses on it)
• Mediumship: Speaks to spirits around her that are willing to speak to her.
• Channeling Spirits: Uses her own body to allow spirits to directly interact with the mortal world.
• Automatic Writing: Writes without conscious thought (a subability tied to channeling spirits)
: Quiet, patient, intelligent, vengeful, reserved, unforgiving, sarcastic, dreamer, standoffish, curious, somewhat romantic, creative, selfless, passionate, loyal and loving to those she truly cares about.Flaws
: Suspicious of everyone by default, has a hard time getting close to others, incredibly stubborn, can be either blindly pessimistic or blindly optimistic in any given situation, hates to ask others for help, absolutely refuses to forgive those who have seriously wronged her, forgets to properly take care of herself when pursuing a goal, tends to procrastinate on just about everything, regularly abandons projects when she has a new idea, gets incredibly lazy sometimes, can and will destroy someone emotionally using only her words if she really wants to, often abandons logic in the pursuit of her goals--especially those tied to revenge.Special Talent
: Writing (mostly fiction and poetry)History
: Most of what Prophetic Prose truly remembers about her early years starts in Fillydelphia, where she lived until she was six years old alongside her mother, Mystic Vision. For years, she had no knowledge of the fact that she even had a father, but she had a good childhood there regardless, teaching herself how to fly (her mother couldn't teach her since she was a unicorn) and developing empathetic abilities well before she realized they were abnormal for a pegasus child. During this time, she even earned her cutie mark after discovering how much she loved writing stories even more than she loved reading them. Her life was perfectly happy in Fillydelphia...or, at least, that was the case until her father suddenly appeared.
A copper colored earth pony, Risky Rivet, came to Prose and Mystic's home claiming to be Prose's father. Seeming truly devastated, he explaining to his daughter that her Mystic was killed on her way home from Manehattan. Being as close to her mother as she was, Prose was destroyed by this news, and even with her father's insistence that her mother would want her to be strong, she locked herself in her room and cried over the loss of her mother for weeks. She eventually came out, but she was still heartbroken. Rivet, however, did everything in his power to cheer her up, staying in the house to watch over her. He fed her, took her to school, and did all kinds of fun things with her to take her mind off of the situation. Then, when it seemed she was mostly better, he made her an offer. As it turned out, Rivet was a scientist who had been researching possible ways to give earth ponies and pegasi magical abilities similar to and even greater than that of unicorns. He offered to give his daughter just those same powers if he came with her, and in return, he'd find her mother's murderers and make sure she could get revenge on them without getting into any trouble. Naive and vengeful as she was, she agreed with no second thoughts, which led to them packing up the house and moving to the opposite end of the city.
Risky Rivet had a house in Fillydelphia, but both he and Prophetic Prose spent most of the next several years in the lab underneath the house. This is where he performed test after test on his daughter, attempting to expand her mind more and more so it could retain the information required of a unicorn to be able to perform magic. The experiments were all painful and psychologically scarring in one way or another, but Prose was willing to continue simply because she knew it was for a good cause. Her suffering did bring her many amazing abilities, from enhancing her natural empathy ten fold to giving her the ability to channel spirits to making it possible for her to see the future. In the last years of her father's experiments, she was even developing telekinesis that wasn't unlike a unicorn's. This, however, was when she found out some dark truths about her family, and when her willingness to take part in the experiments ended.
Prose was asked to get her father's notes one day, but on the way back to the lab, she started reading them, wanting to see what other plans he had for her and if she was maybe ready to find her mother's killers yet. What she found instead was confirmation that Rivet was, in fact, the one who killed her mother. In fact, her father had killed a good number of ponies since she came to his home. His notes revealed that he'd been killing off unicorns one after another and added sections of their brains to Prose's in attempts to give her the abilities he wanted her to have. He'd stuck to strictly giving her parts of brains of unicorns that were whatever age she was at the time, but that resulted in her abilities to channel and commune with the head as opposed to the typical unicorn abilities he'd wanted for her. His notes revealed that her telekinesis was the result of giving her a section of a brain belonging to a mare that was a young adult when Prose herself was only a teenager, and now that she was almost twenty, he was planning on adding on a piece of the mind of a unicorn who was somewhere in her late 30s at the time of her death. He apparently had a variety of options, but one of them stuck out to Prose the most: her mother, Mystic Vision.
Even after finding all of this out, Prose had no choice but to continue with the tests until she could know for herself that he truly did have his mother somewhere. She was far more willing to accept the Frankenstein treatment her brain had apparently been given over the years if it meant he was doing what he promised, but if he'd lied to her and was, in fact, her mother's killer, she'd never forgive him. Using her ability to perceive the future, she found a room that she'd been forbidden access from for years, and when she made it inside, she found that the room was full of the frozen bodies of various unicorns. Young and old, big and small, dozens of female unicorn bodies were frozen inside the room. And, sure enough, Prose found that one of those unicorns was, in fact, her mother. That alone made it obvious that Prose couldn't be her father's experiment for too much longer. In fact, one way or another, she was certain she was going to end his life.
Between the final sessions with her father, Prophetic Prose read over the notes that didn't involve her, mostly looking for ways to disable her father's inventions and leave no chance of him escaping her wrath when she decided to go after him. This, however, did lead to her stumbling upon notes that certainly didn't belong to Risky Rivet. Notes in her mother's writing were found among her father's papers, and these detailed an emergency spell the unicorn developed that would revive any magic user as long as a significant amount of their DNA was away from the body before it died. The spell would even allow for the user to come back to life with the memories they had at the moment their chosen piece of DNA was removed from their body. Prose assumed at first that her father found the spell in their old house and took it to use in case he was able to give himself the ability to use magic, but this did bring up the possibility that Mystic Vision was alive somewhere. The night she discovered this was the moment she decided she couldn't wait anymore. She had to leave and see if she could find her mother.
Prose disabled every piece of equipment in the lab and in the house that she could find, making certain there was no way her father could fight her. Then, the next morning, she pretended that she was excited to show off her telekinesis to her father, using what little of this ability she could to lift Risky Rivet upside down into the air by his hooves. He congratulated her at first, but then she shifted her focus to his throat. He remained suspended in the air, this time held right side up, but the grip on his throat tightened more and more. Rivet realized what she was doing and tried to stop her, only to realize that none of the gadgets he had on hoof were working properly anymore. By the time he realized this and thought to take his daughter by force, he realized he was much weaker than he should have been. That, he discovered, was because Prose stole one of his inventions for herself--the same invention he used to syphon Mystic Vision's magic and physical energy from her. Using this, Prose weakened her father's body while he tried to find something to stop her, and by that point, he was far too weak to stop her from killing him. With a chuckle, he accepted his fate while telling his daughter she was just like him. The pegasus tossed him to the ground, replied by telling him they were nothing alike, and finished him off by grinding his head into the ground with her hooves. She, then, placed the remains of his body in the room of frozen unicorns, setting him right beside her mother's body. After that, she left the house behind, starting a search of the entirety of Equestria for any trace of her revived mother.Current Circumstances
: Prose is currently traveling across Equestria in search of her mother, only settling in this town or that city every once in a while. She writes both to keep herself sane and to support herself, so she sometimes has to stay put for a little while so she can wait on responses to be mailed to her from publishers and anthologies that she applies for. Her ability to channel spirits also helps support her sometimes, as she's sometimes paid to help spirits communicate with the living.