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Once upon a time...

This article outlines a fictional chronology of events as depicted and described in the My Little Pony Friendship is Magic franchise. For a list of works in chronological order of release, see episodes, books, and comics.

Before Equestria

Ancient history

Millennium leading to current era

Current era

Friendship is Magic

  • Main ponies activated the Elements of Harmony S01E02

    The Mane Six awaken the Elements of Harmony.

    Princess Celestia sends Twilight Sparkle to Ponyville to oversee preparations for the Summer Sun Celebration, despite Twilight's concerns regarding the 1000-year anniversary of Nightmare Moon's banishment.
  • Twilight meets and befriends Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, and Fluttershy.
  • Nightmare Moon returns.
    • Possible deviation: Nightmare Moon banishes Princess Celestia to the moon and takes over Equestria. (The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 2)
  • Twilight and her friends find the Elements of Harmony and use them to defeat Nightmare Moon.
  • Princess Luna returns to normal, and she and Celestia reunite.
  • Princess Celestia assigns Twilight Sparkle to stay in Ponyville to learn about friendship.

Season one

The Return of Harmony

  • Discord, "First changes of Ponyville" S02E02

    "Picture it: The chaos capital of the world."

    After a minor squabble between the Cutie Mark Crusaders, Discord is freed from his stone state and returns and wreaks chaos.
  • Discord uses his magic to turn Ponyville into the "chaos capital of the world."
    • Possible deviation: Discord's chaotic reign extends to the rest of Equestria. (The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 2)
  • Twilight and her friends defeat Discord and trap him in stone again with the Elements of Harmony.

Season two

A Canterlot Wedding

  • Cadance and Shining Armor post wedding kiss S2E26

    "I now pronounce you mare and colt."

    Queen Chrysalis, the leader of the changelings, infiltrates Canterlot and takes Princess Cadance's place.
    • Possible deviation: Chrysalis and the changelings succeed in taking over Equestria, driving many ponies away into hiding. (The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 2)
  • Twilight is invited to her brother Shining Armor's wedding to Princess Cadance.
  • Twilight rescues the real Princess Cadance from captivity, and Queen Chrysalis and the changelings are ultimately defeated by the power of Cadance and Shining Armor's love.
  • Princess Cadance and Shining Armor are married.

The Crystal Empire

  • Crystal Empire surrounded by King Sombra S3E2

    King Sombra invading the Crystal Empire.

    After a thousand years, the Crystal Empire reappears. King Sombra, in a weakened shadow form, attempts to regain control.
    • Possible deviation: King Sombra retakes control of the Empire and spreads his influence over the rest of Equestria. The Great Crystal War occurs. (The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 1)
  • Twilight is sent to the Crystal Empire to help save it as part of a test by Princess Celestia, and her friends accompany her.
  • Twilight finds the Crystal Heart and sends Spike to deliver it. With the Crystal Heart in place, the Crystal Ponies use the "love and light within" them to defeat Sombra. Cadance is recognized as the "Crystal Princess". Spike becomes known as "Great and Honorable Spike the Brave and Glorious" in the Crystal Empire for his role.

Season three

  • Alicorn Twilight reveal 2 S3E13

    Twilight Sparkle becomes an Alicorn princess.

    In unspecified chronological order...
  • Twilight Sparkle completes Star Swirl the Bearded's unfinished spell and creates new magic. She is crowned an Alicorn princess. (Magical Mystery Cure)

My Little Pony Equestria Girls

  • Main cast photo "this is our big night" EG

    Twilight and her human friends.

    Twilight attends her first princess summit in the Crystal Empire.
  • Sunset Shimmer steals Twilight's crown and escapes to the human world via the Crystal Mirror.
  • Twilight and Spike follow Sunset to the human world and meet human counterparts of their pony friends.
  • With the help of her human friends, Twilight defeats Sunset Shimmer and recovers her crown.
  • The Dazzlings witness Sunset Shimmer's defeat.

Princess Twilight Sparkle

  • Mysterious chest S4E02

    The Chest of Harmony.

    Plunderseed vines from the Everfree Forest begin invading Equestria, capturing Princess Celestia and Princess Luna.
  • Twilight and her friends return the Elements of Harmony to the Tree of Harmony and destroy the plunderseeds.
  • The Chest of Harmony appears.
  • The Summer Sun Celebration is held in Canterlot.

Season four

Twilight's Kingdom

  • The Mane 6 in their Rainbow Power forms S4E26

    Rainbow Power.

    Lord Tirek escapes from Tartarus and joins forces with Discord, launching a campaign to drain all of Equestria of its magic.
    • Possible deviation: Lord Tirek rises to power and lays waste to all of Equestria. (The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 2)
  • The Golden Oak Library is destroyed.
  • Twilight Sparkle obtains her key to the Chest of Harmony.
  • Twilight and her friends unlock the Chest of Harmony and obtain Rainbow Power. With this power, they defeat Lord Tirek and imprison him in Tartarus again.
  • The Castle of Friendship appears in Ponyville.

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks

The Cutie Map

  • Creepy smiling ponies with equals sign banner S5E1

    Starlight Glimmer's "utopia".

    The Cutie Map appears in the Friendship Rainbow Kingdom castle, and Twilight and her friends follow it to Starlight Glimmer's village.
  • Starlight Glimmer uses her magic to remove Twilight and her friends' cutie marks.
  • With the help of the villagers, Twilight and her friends defeat Starlight Glimmer and get their cutie marks back.
  • Starlight Glimmer escapes.

Season five

The Cutie Re-Mark

  • Twilight, Spike, and Starlight on the barren landscape S5E26

    A barren future.

    Starlight Glimmer travels back in time to prevent filly Rainbow Dash from performing her first sonic rainboom.
  • As a result of Starlight's interference with history, several alternate timelines are created.
  • After several attempts, Twilight foils Starlight's efforts to change history.
  • Starlight Glimmer is reformed, and Twilight takes her on as a pupil.

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games

  • Another wide shot of the Tri-Cross Relay track EG3

    The Friendship Games.

    The Friendship Games are held at Canterlot High School.
  • Sunset Shimmer defeats human Twilight after she transforms into Midnight Sparkle.
  • Human Twilight transfers from Crystal Prep Academy to Canterlot High.
  • After the events of The Cutie Re-Mark, Princess Twilight meets her human counterpart.

The Crystalling

Alicorn Baby Flurry Heart revealed - episode version S6E1

Flurry Heart, the first Alicorn baby.

  • Princess Cadance gives birth to Flurry Heart, the first naturally-born Alicorn in Equestria.
  • Starlight Glimmer reunites with her old friend Sunburst.
  • Flurry Heart inadvertently shatters the Crystal Heart, threatening the Crystal Empire with an eternal winter.
  • The Mane Six and their friends restore the Crystal Heart with Flurry Heart's Crystalling ceremony.

Season six

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