• 28 of the Best Fanfics to Read for Chrysalis Day!

    Chrysalis is the cutest villain.

    Time to read some fanfics about her! Get a bunch of Chrysalis Day stories below, completely different from last year. Thanks to Whisper Key for scouting them.

    Slice of Life

    A Trolley Problem Named Desire by MagnetBolt

    Twenty years. Twenty years spent sitting on a stone plinth, with birds getting absolutely everywhere. That kind of experience can change a pony, or a changeling. As long as she stays ahead of the newspapers and mail service, that story might even hold up.

    A story about grudges, love, and the power of unremitting hatred.

    Bugs in a Blanket by somatic

    Chrysalis is miserable. The swarm is scattered, her hopes are dashed by defeat, and her royal rump is freezing off in these mountains.

    The only thing that could make this worse is a baby drone who wants a bedtime story.

    When They Were Young: Chrysalis' First Nightmare Night by Mr101

    Princess Chrysalis is excited. Her mother and father, the current rulers of the changeling kingdom, have allowed her to go out into the neighbouring Equestria in order to take part of their annual holiday, 'Nightmare Night'.

    Dressed as a ghost and followed by her royal guardian, Obsidian, the giddy changeling steps out to enjoy her first ever Nightmare Night.

    Chrysalis Works at Quills and Sofas by Majin Syeekoh

    Twilight walks into Quills and Sofas to find out, to her surprise, that Chrysalis works there.

    Cheersalis by Prane

    Queen Chrysalis is a very busy monarch.

    Not only is she going to expand her Hive's possibilities by signing a Cultural Exchange Treaty with Equestria, but she's also working on a duplicating spell that will allow her to create a perfect assistant for herself - which is, by the way, strictly forbidden and frowned upon by the Equestrians and in several other, supposedly civilized nations. So it's for the best that they wouldn't find out, right?

    And just when you thought that Twilight Sparkle is the only magic user capable of casting a spell which 'accidentally' turns your world upside down... Chrysalis is there to prove that she is no worse.

    Tea with The Queen by Lapis-Lazuli and Stitch

    Celestia and Chrysalis take tea together, and find they have more in common than either could have imagined.

    On The Subject of Taste by BuckingPonderous

    Twilight has a question for Queen Chrysalis.

    "Just what does love taste like, anyway?"

    Jury Duty III: Summoned With A Vengeance by Estee

    Technically, the good news would be that the paperwork for Chrysalis' current disguise is so perfect, that cover identity can be summoned for jury duty. It's not just any changeling who can manage such a feat! Really, when you think about it, being called to serve on a trial would require a mistress of the art! And surely an entity who used to rule over her hive (and will get it all back and more, just you wait!) can deal with a simple matter of dealing out vengeance!


    ...what? It's not as if there's any real difference.


    Queen Chrysalis Reforms (Accidentally) by RainbowDoubleDash

    For a changeling, love is magic, and magic is love. They are one and the same within the changeling body. To share magic is to share love. And we all know what happens when an unreformed changeling shares love. Unfortunately for Chrysalis, she got caught up in the moment and forgot for just a second. But a second was enough...

    A "what if?", alternate ending for "Frenemies".

    Even Monsters Like Compliments by little big pony

    Chrysalis might be one of the most evil, vile, and dastardly villains that Equestria has ever known. She might have been responsible for nearly destroying the world more than once, she might even be a soul-sicking, shapeshifting monster, but she is still a mare.

    She had never been given a genuine, honest compliment from someone that wasn't under threat or stuffed into a feeding pod or mind controlled. Today that is going to change.

    Cadence really isn't happy about the whole thing.

    Pony Courtship Rituals by Codex Ex Equus

    Queen Chrysalis attacked Canterlot, brainwashed Twilight Sparkle's brother, kidnapped her former foalsitter, defeated her mentor in combat, and conquered her kingdom. She kidnapped the sisters of Twilight's friends, turned them against one another, and tried to drain all of Twilight's magic. Queen Chrysalis has, at every opportunity, done her very best to utterly destroy Twilight Sparkle's life.

    For some reason, this has not caused the pony to fall in love with her.

    However, due to Twilight's misunderstanding of changeling customs, it does mean they are now married. Twilight eventually managed to tell the Queen the truth, but she forgot that whether it's a kingdom or a heart, changelings conquer.

    And since the changeling way of conquest didn't work, Chrysalis is determined to try the pony way. The only problem is, of course, she has no idea what that is. But she knows someone who does: Princess Cadance.

    Now, with the absolutely sincere help of her mortal enemy, the pony she once locked in the caves beneath Canterlot while trying to steal her husband on their very wedding day, Queen Chrysalis is going to woo the sister-in-law of that very pony.

    Surely this is the most perfect plan ever devised.

    This Date… Reprise by Crystal Moose

    After asking Twilight Sparkle out, Chrysalis waits patiently for the mare's answer.

    This is their night!

    Chrysalis's First Sleepover by Chaospaladin

    Twilight's attempts to open Chrysalis up to the idea of friendship continues with an even greater challenge: Her own friends. The relationship between her friends and Chrysalis has always been an awkward one, neither side willing to take that step toward each other in the name of friendship. It has gone on for far too long for Twilight, and she finally has concocted a plan that will put an end to their awkwardness and bring all of her friends together in the name of friendship.

    Clearly this was going to be the most successful sleepover ever.

    An Obvious Alias Goes To Friendship School by MagnetBolt

    There's nothing strange about Alias, except for how awesome and radical she is, and how she totally relates to all today's youths and is not Queen Chrysalis. In fact, she's so definitely not Queen Chrysalis it's bodacious and by the way, what's your greatest weakness?

    Chrysalis Is Invisible by naturalbornderpy

    After being sold a "magical" necklace from Trixie, Queen Chrysalis believes she is completely invisible, and begins systematically ruining the lives of Twilight Sparkle and everyone around her.

    Sadly, Chrysalis is not invisible. Not even close.

    Friendship is Bureaucracy: Marriage Laws by The Sleepless Beholder

    Chrysalis was blasted from Canterlot by Shining’s and Cadance’s love for each other, but she hasn’t lost yet, she still has a secret weapon against them.

    A weapon that only an ancient love-sucking being with a keen mind and an army of spies can wield; a deep understanding of the pony’s laws.

    So, she arms herself with a business suit, glasses, and a briefcase full of documents, and marches on towards Canterlot.

    The Great Equestrian Novel by Majin Syeekoh

    Queen Chrysalis believes she has just written her magnum opus.

    Her editor, Crystal Night, disagrees.

    This Holiday is Going to be Perfect by Obselescence

    Queen Chrysalis, ruler of the Changeling Hives, feels a disturbance. Something unusual, something evil... something festive. It doesn't take her long to discover that the source of this dread is a pony holiday by the name of "Hearth's Warming Eve," and it takes even less time for her to decide what she has to do now: She must steal it.

    Yes. The whole thing.


    The Bug In The Cave by naturalbornderpy

    Ponies at school say that there's a cave full of treasure close by.

    All you have to do is go in and get it.

    And make sure the Bug Queen doesn't catch you while inside.

    Twenty-eight Boulders by AstralMouse

    Queen Chrysalis has spent years in hiding. She has been very careful to avoid being caught, but her time spent alone and in constant fear has worn away her sanity.

    A Hollow Victory by naturalbornderpy

    The day of the Canterlot wedding came and went and the Changelings triumphed over all. Chrysalis should have felt satisfied with her victory, but still something large looms over her, while unexpected feelings have made themselves known. But what are the odds of the defeated stallion who could barely look her in the eyes ever returning such love? Maybe tonight that would change.

    The Mother Of Many Faces by naturalbornderpy

    Hi, my name's Nightingale and I think my Mommy's the best Mommy in the world. She doesn't just have one face, but many. And she always saves the very best face just for me.

    Mommy has a great big list of ponies that hurt her before she adopted me. I really hope she gets to meet them all again. To make them apologize.


    The Queen of Hearts by Pumpernickel Rye

    Revenge. It has been the only thing on Chrysalis’s mind during the months of her exile. What should have been her greatest triumph turned out to be her ultimate downfall. After months of waiting, she has at last developed a plot to win back the support of the changelings and take over Equestria: Run a dating service.

    Disguised as the lovely unicorn Cherub, she starts up her business, ready to reclaim what she had lost. However, she soon discovers that the dating world is not as simple as it appears. Realizing that she cannot do this alone, she is forced to seek help from the most unlikely of sources.

    Desperate Devotion by Leafdoggy

    Chrysalis is sick of Twilight always getting in the way of her plans. So sick of it, in fact, that she's willing to do anything in her power to stop Twilight from stopping her. She'll even go so far as to fall in love with her greatest foe.

    The Bug in the Herd by Skijarama

    It has been several months since Queen Chrysalis retreated from her hive, disappearing into the horizon of the badlands. Relations between Equestria and the Changeling Kingdom have improved dramatically in that time. But Chrysalis is still on the loose, likely playing it safe and quiet, feeding on scraps wherever she can.

    It is on one night, at the edge of Ponyville that Tone Shift, an earth pony she had snacked on before, finds her. She is wounded, starving and weak. Despite not remembering their previous encounter, Tone Shift decides to help her anyway, taking the former Changeling Queen into his home to nurse her back to health. With little other choice, Chrysalis accepts his offer to help, wondering what fate has in store for her.

    Ill Winds by ClanCrusher

    Changelings have always been a secretive race, shrouded in mystery and keeping to themselves, staying unnoticed and in the shadows, feeding where they could and avoiding discovery at all costs. When Chrysalis made peace with Celestia, the veil of secrecy and subterfuge was shattered, and thanks to Twilight's efforts, the other changeling queens can no longer remain hidden.

    Of course, Twilight is more than happy to leave the tricky diplomacy to Celestia. She's having a hard enough time dealing with her own amorous changeling queen and her new personal pegasus guard competing with her.


    The Retribution of Chrysalis by Fallen Prime

    With the population of the changeling race crippled by their expulsion from Canterlot, and their queen powerless to salvage it on her own, Chrysalis requires outside help from Equestria to get them back on their feet. But reaching out to Princess Celestia proves troublesome, as she cannot risk returning to Canterlot, and the one pony outside the city with a direct line to her is also the least willing to trust her. The salvation of her kingdom may rely on her making amends... and perhaps making friends as well.

    And I Would Live in Stone by Grimm

    The battle is over.

    Chrysalis and her co-conspirators have lost, against all odds, defeated once again by the power of friendship (and overwhelming numbers). For their crimes they find themselves imprisoned in stone, petrified and locked away, and it seems as though their punishment will last forever.

    But the new Princess of Equestria isn’t finished with them just yet.