Remember I've been working on a CSI-type MLP fanfiction project? I was particularly inspired by NCIS, especially for the different specialties and expertise fields.
To stand out from others, especially the canon FiM show, I decided to put in several non-pony agents. I initially intended to have only 5 Elements of Exploration as well, but since I found out Boldness, I had to add it TO BOLDLY GO WHERE NO PONY HAS GONE BEFORE.
Gender (f or m) and race are shown between brackets. The races are: all 3 pony breeds (ter=earth), deer, griffon, mule, bison, zorse, donkey, dragon. I believe it's easy to figure out which one is which.
The names clearly show my fanboyish taste for puns and references. The four marked with an asterisk(*) are cultural references; one for music, one for TV, two for a franchise I'm a fan of. If you manage to get them all, you're SO AWESOME. o3o
Since NCIS was my major source of inspiration for this, that's the tone I'll be going for: a mix of drama, suspense, humor, and science. I'm open to suggestions to make things interesting.
Luna, freed from her jealous and ambitious NMM form, decides to gather a team to make sure such things don't occur and disrupt Harmony again.
She's aware that, although the Elements of Harmony harnessed by the mane six can RESTORE balance, something has to be done to PREVENT it from being disturbed in the first place. This becomes especially apparent after a simple fight between the CMC fillies undoes the spell that once disabled Discord from wreaking chaos.
But she doesn't want to build a school and teach ponies to investigate. No; she wants her agents to already have the skills required to carry out investigations.
Such individuals are indeed very rare, and therefore have to be carefully selected among the population of Equestria. But Luna cannot afford to take her time; you never know when chaos will strike next, nor where.
So Luna gathers six Elements required for exploring the unknown, six gemstones to harness a different characteristic. Each gem is attracted to whomever has the strongest affinity to its Element, just like the shards of the Elements of Harmony.
Then, in order to assist the main agents in their investigations, Luna starts looking for "secondary" agents. These are chosen with the utmost care as well, this time with the main agents' help.
And thus is born:
ELIT - Equestria Lunar Investigative Team
FIELD - Elements of Exploration, personalities
-Lead: Figurehead (f dee) - Discovery
hardy, commanding, humorless
-Intel: Goggle Search (f ter) - Curiosity
methodical, adaptable, nosey
-Mscl: Drakehart (m grf) - Boldness
straightforward, tough, gullible
-Scien: Echo Logic (f uni) - Knowledge
clever, quick-witted, inflexible
-Medic: Rubber Duck (m mul) - Observation
peaceful, experienced, talkative
-Psych: Feather Spiral (m peg) - Creativity
sensitive, imaginative, jumpy
ASSISTING - traits, pastimes
-Secret: Sundown (f peg) - diplomacy, poetry
-Secur: Bailey Rubb (m zor) - planning, painting
-Tech: Pro-Tech Shaun (f don) - order, gaming
-Transp: Anna Tholia (f dra) - navigation, travelling
-Entert: Viscra Maelstrom (h uni) - insanity, DJing
-Archiv: Oldscroll (m bsn) - awkwardness, epic prose
INTERNAL - type, characters (component)
-<3 Rubber Duck - Sundown (peace)
-<3 Feather Spiral - Viscra Maelstrom (art)
-(+) Figurehead - Drakehart (humorlessness)
-(+) Goggle Search - Bailey Rubb (method)
-(+) Feather Spiral - Sundown (creation)
-(+) Rubber Duck - Anna Tholia (travelling)
-(+) Echo Logic - Oldscroll (knowledge)
-(+) Goggle Search - Pro-Tech Shaun (neatness)
-(X) Figurehead - Rubber Duck (tough vs peaceful)
-(X) Goggle Search - Feather Spiral (nosey vs sensitive)
-(X) Echo Logic - Feather Spiral (inflexible vs creative)
-(X) Drakehart - Echo Logic (blunt vs cynical)
FAMILY - character, relatives (relations)
- Goggle - Quik (sis)
- Echo - Astro (sis), N'Tommo (bro), Simple (moth)
- Duck - Bent (fath), Coatin (moth)
- Feather - Seaside (sis), Moony (fath), Hartsia (moth)
-Sundown - Sunrise (bro), Sunlite (moth)
- Bailey - Chiix (sis), Tommy (bro), Bach (fath)
- Pro-Tech - Reed-Imp (sis), Atrack (moth)
- Viscra - Color (bro), Reinbau (fath)
Edited by Feather Spiral, 16 June 2012 - 10:38 AM.