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

    Changeling lore was surprisingly lacking in the show, so the fandom has picked up the slack and expanded on what we had to chew through over the years.

    Below the break, get the best of the best Chrysalis fics! If your favorite isn't here, head on over to the older Chrysalis Day fanfic posts. This is only for new stuff.

    Now go read about buggos below! And thanks to Whisper Key for fanfic scouting these out for us.


    Slice of Life




    Snowboardling by Prane


    Things Chrysalis dislikes: winter, sports, winter sports and, above all, being bested by Celestia at winter sports. But when your trusty advisor says it's high time you took a day off, you do what she says, even if her idea of a vacation spot turns out to be a ski resort at Equestria's absolute north.

    Welcome to Clarity Peak. Enjoy your stay!


    Chrysalis Still Works at Quills and Sofas by Majin Syeekoh


    Luster Dawn finds out, much to her consternation, that Chrysalis works at Quills and Sofas.


    Sniffles by Cackling Moron


    It's a fact often ignored by peons, traitors and other non-entities but true royalty does not get ill.

    So though it might appear that Queen Chrysalis is ill she obviously isn't.

    And while it might appear that she needs looking after, she doesn't!

    ...but you insist then she is wise enough to take advantage.


    Donut Holes by PessBont


    Following her failed coup on Canterlot, a depressive Chrysalis finds herself eating away her sorrows at Pony Joe's donut shop late one night when an unexpected visitor arrives to help lighten the mood.


    Someone Else's Heart by Effigy


    When Queen Chrysalis was defeated, she was blasted to the inhospitable Badlands. Separated from her army and starving for lack of love, Chrysalis is rescued by an unknowing pony who points her in the direction of the nearest town: Ponyville. As the battle-worn queen treks to the small town, she decides that she is tired of fighting a losing battle and would rather just settle down and live a normal life. But old grudges don't just lay down and die, and Chrysalis somehow managed to choose the one town home to all six of the ponies responsible for her downfall.









    A Bug on a Stick by Orbiting Kettle


    Celestia was a filly living on an isolated farm with her sister and harboring dreams of greatness. Chrysalis was a black goo poured out from a screaming wound in the walls of reality, with a weak grasp on the appropriate amount of fangs one should have. Friendship was inevitable.


    Stand and Deliver by Gulheru


    The cunning Queen Chrysalis is back, seeking vengeance upon all of the ponies! To fulfill her desire, but avoid unnecessary exposure, she decides to infiltrate the Crystal Empire and acquire aid from one of its very residents, by seduction, persuasion, or coercion if necessary. That way, she can plot away in safety, utilizing the fool until he outlives his usefulness!

    Surely a professional and ambitious upstart with a shady background, who has just been appointed the new Imperial Tax Collector, is the perfect target.

    … maybe too perfect?


    The Five Second War by Jest


    Chrysalis' invasion lasts only a whopping five seconds before she surrendered. All according to plan.


    Everyone's a Changeling by Aquillo


    Everyone's a changeling. You, him, her, that. If it moves, it's a changeling. If it breathes, it's a changeling. If it's alive, it's a changeling.

    And Chrysalis is utterly sick of it.


    The Merc With the Moth by Tatsurou


    Hey folks! Name's Deadpool!

    I thought that was all of us?

    It is. He's just introducing us as a single entity.

    Will you two idiots be quiet? I'm trying to talk to the readers! Anyway, I know you've all been waiting with bated breath for this story ever since it was announced, and here it is! And it's going to have everything you'd expect of such a story!


    Adorable father-daughter bonding moments.

    Total babes!

    Awkward hilarity.

    Not to mention me, Deadpool, the merc with-

    Daddy, who are you talking to?

    Oh hey Chryssi! Just telling the readers about-

    Are you breaking the fourth wall again? I thought you were going to teach me how to do that today.

    That's what I'm doing! Say hi to the readers, Chryssi!

    You will all love me and despair as I feed upon your adoration to become an unstoppable god!

    That's my girl! Hey, wanna read the story with me?

    I brought popcorn and chimichangas.

    *sniffle* You're the best thing to ever happen to me, Chryssi!









    Nothing Left to Lose by Freglz


    Some things can't be changed.

    Starlight believes otherwise.


    I Am Her Servant by Arreis Of Avalon


    You are my queen. I am your servant. We are both Changelings, separated by our fates. I will protect you with all my life and heart. If a Changeling could only love...


    The Changeling Queen by Wanderer D


    Chrysalis is dying, and with her, the last of the Changeling race... but there might be a way to avoid extinction.









    True Love Never Changes  by VashTheStampede


    Shining Armor and Princess Cadance's wedding didn't exactly go off without a hitch - in more ways than one. But with the day's excitement over, the pair head to the honeymoon suite in Canterlot Castle for a different kind of excitement. However, Princess Cadance has something she needs to tell her husband...









    Heartless by Silent Whisper


    Chrysalis and Cadance have been engaged in a battle of wills against each other for longer than either can remember, but little do they know they're both fighting for the same reasons.


    A Dark Echo by NaiadSagaIotaOar


    Every night since banishing her sister, Celestia's dreams have been haunted by a fiery apparition. There's only one person she can turn to, and it's someone she hates.


    The Redemption of Chrysalis by Fallen Prime


    Queen Chrysalis has spent the last few weeks living with Twilight Sparkle, hiding from the public eye and awaiting news of Princess Celestia's changeling relief effort. When Shining Armor discovers a critically injured changeling on the outskirts of Appleloosa, to Chrysalis' infinite delight, her hope for her race's survival is instantly reinvigorated.

    But then the Canterlot hospital refuses to properly care for the changeling, leaving Cadance to provide the love he requires. The publicity forces Chrysalis to reveal herself to a fearful populace, driving her into the hooves of a fellow outcast. And perhaps worst of all, the awakened changeling has forsaken his queen. In his eyes, and in those of all of Equestria, Chrysalis must once again redeem herself.


    A World of Matchsticks by Vedues


    Celestia has never used her full power.


    But that might be about to change. Chrysalis has contacted her and requested a meeting out in the middle of nowhere. Celestia expects a trap. In fact, she's hoping for it.









    Trouble in Tiatarta by RainbowDoubleDash


    Tiatarta! The hidden gem of Equestria’s resorts. Sandy beaches, colorful locals, and relative isolation make this the ideal vacation destination. So what kind of friendship problem could this tropical paradise possibly have for Smolder and Ocellus to deal with?

    And what the HAY is Queen Chrysalis doing here?! And what did she do to her mane?


    The Kidnapping of Twilight Velvet by Apple Bottoms


    Twilight Velvet is enduring the unique pain of a mother saying goodbye to all of her children, left alone in a home too big for her. Imagine her surprise when she begins to find friendly notes and gifts left around the house for her by a loving husband. But - surprise! They are actually the bumbling attempts of the evil Changeling Queen Chrysalis to kidnap her and ransom her to Twilight Sparkle! But when things take a turn for the worse with the changelings, will Chrysalis and Twilight Velvet be able to work together to save a life?