Name: Masked Matterhorn
Real Name: Twilight Sparkle
Occupation: Head of Research & Development at Diamond Labs (a division of Rare Innovations)
Meta Classification: Technology / Magic
Twilight Sparkle arrived in this world to pursue Sunset Shimmer and reclaim the crown stolen from her world. Crossing via a dimensional portal into this world was jarring and a lot of adjustment due to the going from a quadruped to a bipedal world, though the fact that Spike her dragon tagged along with her made it slightly easier. As she investigated she found that this world seemed to mirror the people she knew back in her dimension, despite the fact that science had taken the front seat instead of magic in hers. All her friends from her world were there, and with their help they retrieved her crown and successfully reformed Sunset Shimmer after a climactic battle. Returning home, she left her old new friends to help Sunset understand the magic of friendship as Twilight used the portal home.
It didn’t take long for the butterfly like effect that occurred from the final battle before Twilight left. Three Sirens, banished from Twilight’s world to this one noticed and felt the magic residue from the fight. Using that magic, they slowly put the school under their spell and attempted to overtake everything and everyone at a giant, final fight at a Battle of the bands. Twilight quickly returned in the middle of the problem and soon worked to fix it, with the help of Sunset Shimmer and the rest of her friends. Countering the Siren’s abilities with their own magic of friendship, the tide turned when the Sirens counter-attacked and knocked Twilight and her friends down, closing in for the proverbial deathblow. Sunset Shimmer intervened despite feeling isolated and alone from her previous experiences with the school, and began to surge with power as she began to understand the Magic of Friendship…however with every solution, a potential complication arises, and this was no different. The resulting explosion known as The Event, caused most of those left alive with meta-human powers, though not all of them manifesting immediately.
Another casualty was the dimensional portal that led back to Sunset and Twilight’s home world, it was destroyed in the blast, trapping them both there in that dimension.
A great deal of adjustment was required by Twilight, dealing with survivors guilt as well as having her world cut off from her, she isolated herself for a time, lost in books and other learning. Determined to make the best of things, she spent countless hours re-learning this world’s magic…or as they called it..Science.
In the meantime, everyone exposed to the blast began exhibiting new and unique powers from mere super speed to flight abilities to invisibility. Some began to use their powers for their own selfish wants and needs, and a superhero level of crime began to rise that conventional justice could not control. As such, the non-meta civil services were fighting a losing battle against these super villains, and needed some sort of edge.
Finally out of her depression, Twilight realized, with a bit of help from her friends, that she shouldn’t dwell on the past, but focus on the future. Teaming up with the now successful Rarity and Silver Spoon, she began working as the head of research and development for their Tech Company Diamond Labs. Given mainly free reign, she went on to implement new life saving and problem solving devices and techniques that began to bring the horde of crime to a stand still.
Using her abilities and resources, Twilight began to construct and perfect a suit of powered armor that reflected both her true form from before she was stranded and her urge to make a difference in her new home now. Convinced she needed to keep her identity secret while she was testing the prototype, she took on the name Masked Matterhorn and took to helping the citizens of Equestrian City.
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