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F:E Fates -- Fluttershy

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The next installment in the fates of FO:E's Ministry Mares: Fluttershy, Mare of the Ministry of Peace...or what's left of her.

When I first started this project, I knew exactly how I would do Fluttershy. I've been a Fallout fan my whole life, and the correlation with Harold was not lost on me. If the positioning looks familiar, that's why.

Also, **SPOILER ALERT** when I reached this point in the story, I recognized the Harold reference and moved on. It wasn't until some time later, when I was watching Over A Barrel, that I really shat a brick.

I'm proud of this one...there, I said it...and yet I'm submitting it before I'm happy with it. Sometimes you have to just call it "done," right?
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dinobenoid3's avatar
Im sorry, I haven't read F:E but I get the gist of it. I was wondering what exactly made you shit brix? I sure once I'm told I'll give myself an earthshaking face palm.
tomcullen's avatar
in Over A Barrel, Fluttershy says she would like to be a tree. it's when they're all arguing on the train. X3
dinobenoid3's avatar
careful what you wish for...
MmquestdaGamer1's avatar
The more realistic it looks, the more creepy it turns.
BenRG's avatar
If there was one pony most singularly responsible for what happened on The Last Day, it was Fluttershy, with her insane inability to believe that giving the Zebra the secret of the Megaspell would end in anything other than calamity.

She hated war and thought that anyone else sane would also hate war.

She forgot that those who wage war are frequently far from sane and that their hate and fear of their enemies may outweigh all other fears, even the fear of death itself.

For her blindness, her foolishness and her arrogance in believing she knew better than all others, it was Fluttershy's destiny to endure two-hundred years of living hell. When, against all hope, she was rescued by a unicorn who was in spirit the daughter she was never blessed to have in the flesh, she dedicated all he remaining days to try to make amends for her final, disastrous mistake.
Istarian's avatar
Except that, depending on how your canon goes, ultimately, it was the fear of Luna/NMM and her association with the stars, plus the tragic incident with the school, and Celestia's departure that really brought the war to the point of no return. Fluttershy was probably right to think that under certain conditions that the ability to undo the worst the war caused could have brought an end to the war. Unfortunately, the zebras were convinced that failing to win would destroy them. Ultimately, they were brought low anyway.

What happened to her was hardly fair by any justification. She had to watch the end of her world come to pass and then be stuck alive, but unable to do anything. What's worse 99.9% of everything and everyone she knew and loved was gone (at least in main canon). If she'd been anywhere other than in the everfree and had a fraction of Celestia's view of the world she'd probably would have been beyond recovery with mental damage by the time they reversed the killing joke, no better than an organic statue/automaton on mindless autopilot.
tomcullen's avatar
I do understand and appreciate what you're saying, but it's worth pointing out: this was Equestria's first war. Ever. So while we understand that war is insane, and those who willingly wage war are by association insane, Fluttershine's mind couldn't go there. She believed the best of everyone. It was simply beyond her comprehension that anyone would be willing to kill thousands at a time.

I remember when the Cold War winded down. People made strong, impassioned arguments for Mutually Assured Destruction, and some could argue that it worked. I don't think Fluttershy did anything more horrible than hold ponies and zebras up to an ideal that they failed to meet.
Istarian's avatar
I really doubt that. Although it was probably the first one where losing would mean the utter destruction of Equestria.
TheRiftant's avatar
damn thats creepy
yoshiegg64's avatar
What a sad fate. Did Angel got petrified by a cockatrice? Or did someone place a statue of her pet near her so she would always be reminded of him. 
Argus456's avatar
First one, though she does keep him as a morbid keepsake after she was restored to pony form.
yoshiegg64's avatar
Oh she returns to normal. That is a relief. I thought she died liked that. Too bad about Angel though. Thanks for telling me that.
nightengale1028's avatar
should we really care about angle.....he had it coming thats all
Argus456's avatar
No problem, though I recommend reading the story itself if you haven't already, it's a good read.
Freethinker5's avatar
I always imagined just an oddly colored tree. Perhaps for the sake of my own heart. :,(
Sturmlion1's avatar
If nothing else, this I truly a horrific fate. To watch helplessly as your world burns and being unable to do anything about it.
nightengale1028's avatar
but she is playing the role of Harold she is breathing new live back into equstrea just like Harold is in the fallout waste land..so in a way its a good thing
Sturmlion1's avatar
Harold could at least walk around for a while before he got rooted down and then still had a cult grow around him. Fluttershy watched Rarity die, Pink Cloud cover Canterlot, and watched the Balefire bombs burn down Equestria and possibly even her Rabbit get turned to stone. I'm pretty certain "traumatized" is barely covering what she has gone through.
nightengale1028's avatar
well harold had a short run in with the master in fallout and then he turnd into a goul and then went a little crazy in fallout 2 obsessing over skin and your right seeing her friends die would make the poor lass traumatized but she is still doing good giving new life and air and sure she dose not have a cult but out off the members the only one that would really listen to harold was a little girl the rest thought he was speaking in riddles and for angle...well nobody really gives a buck about angle...maybe a nice wild dog or yao gui wold be better oh maybe a death claw that would be interesting as something to keep her safe 
Sturmlion1's avatar
Fluttershy had nothing but bad memory's and the view of watching Equestria burn. And the knowledge it was all HER fault that hundreds of thousands had died because of her actions.
nightengale1028's avatar
and being a tree she can save millions it is not her falt it is a series of mistakes that led to the war form selfishness to greed like in fall out she tryed her best and probably saved some in the short time she bought.
Sturmlion1's avatar
She gave the Megaspells, the nuclear weapons of her world to a nation that fully intended to wipe Ponys off the face of the planet and then did? I'm sorry, being a tree means she's a very tiny source of oxygen and potential firewood.
nightengale1028's avatar
do yo see how many branches and peddles she had she is healthy and should be getting ready to spread her seed(the other fan fics got something right for once) sprouting more trees like harold and throughout time and the use of the right magic could grow as far as there is soil and if the seeds survive they would be tougher than anything around and good for growing city's and towns....i wonder were the pitt would be in that world... 
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