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Pony Fortress 2 by Metal-Kitty Pony Fortress 2 by Metal-Kitty
So yes! Here's my re-envisioning of the MLP characters as TF2 classes! Why? Because I had nothing better to do! I kept four characters as their usual classes, but the rest I kinda flipped around and switched at my own leisure.

I actually have reasons for each class - I was very purposeful in putting who where!

Twilight Sparkle (Medic Sparkle)
I picked a Medic for Twilight because it was more fitting for her, character and skill-wise. Twilight is a scientific mind, and it has been said of the Medic that the 'healing' nature of his experiments are mere side-effects. His scientific enthusiasm, I felt, made him and Twilight a perfect match-up!

Fluttershy (Flutterpyro)
Now, this might seem a stretch, but bare with me; all of the classes have some method of murder. Even the Medic comes with his needle guns and his bonesaws. Only one class, however, has the dillusion (that I am aware of) of doing GOOD. Perhaps in a fit of insanity or drug-enduced hallucination, Fluttershy blows rainbows at her friends (shoots fire at her enemies) and tickles them silly (burns them to death).

Applejack (Sniperjack)
Complete with "Apple Juice", I figured the Sniper's hunter history, his patience, and his code of sniping (be efficient, be polite, have a plan to kill everyone you meet) was somehow fitting for Applejack. Plus, a hat!

Derpy (Solderp)
What else? A close runner up with Braeburn, I had to pick Derpy because... well... Derpy is fun! Plus, I can picture her saying "Take that, Bablo Babbins!" and "Look out! He's got a book!"

Pinkie Pie (Engie-Pie)
Pinkie is random; everyone knows this. Her randomness may not fit the Engineer personality-wise, but his method of setting up sentry nests does. Armed with her Sentry-model Party Cannons and her Party Favor Dispensers (Pinkie-Porter not shown here), Pinkie is ready to throw a little party for all her friends to enjoy when they need a break from blowing each other to pony-bits!

Then, of course, we got the other four, who are in more common match-ups.

Big Mac (Heavy Weapons McIntosh)
Fitting for his heavy build, implied physical strength, and giant size. It wouldn't be right to do this without the iconic brony.

Rainbow Dash (Rainbow Scout)
Fast, able to jump high, and headstrong. Seriously, who else could I match her up with? Probably Demoman. Then again, I coulda made Applejack the Soldier... 'twould have made sense. Hindsight is 20/20.

Rarity (Rarispy)
With a more 'professional' attire, a sabatour way of combat, and a more 'delicate' touch, the Spy remains ideal for Rarity. Plus, she can insult ponies' fashion sense while disguised as them.

Zecora (Demozebra)
A nack for mixing is the bread and butter of both the Demoman and Zecora (even if they tend to mess with considerably different chemicals) not to mention Zecora strikes me as having a great deal of physical prowess.

EDIT:
A lot of people are actually ARGUING with me about this, pointing out who they think fits better with what class - fun fact, most of them associate others to classes they don't fit. Not sure if it's from an act of favoritism or simply an act of 'I don't like change' because most, if not all, of the complainers are using the popular concept.

Folks, I feel I should point out I INTENTIONALLY IGNORED the popular concepts. Why? Because I like my idea better and view the popular concept as fundamentally flawed. What does Twilight have in common with Sniper (no, sniping is NOT math, it's calculating, yes, but that barely scratches the surface of her character). What does Fluttershy have in common with Medic? Healing? What about the immoral experiments, the killing tools, and turning her allies into death machines? I disagree - she'd make a better Sniper than Twilight, really. Psycho Pinkie just got old, so I put her somewhere I felt worked just as well.

So yes, so EVERYONE KNOWS, I DO KNOW THE POPULAR CONCEPT. I just don't like it, and tried to use a little more sense in where I put who.

Also. Yes, I left Spike out. Why? Because babies don't belong on the battle field. I don't care how mature they are. Deal with it.

Art (C) :iconmetal-kitty:
MLP:FIM (C) Hasbro/Laura Faust
TF2 (C) Valve
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6699NightDreamer9966 4 days ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
and this is kind of rong. (for me)
the real fortress ponies arent like that.
they are like this

Fluttershy - Medic
TwilightSparkle - Sniper
PinkiePie - Pyro
Spike - Soldier
AppleJack - Engineer

and the rest is good C:
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:iconmetal-kitty:
You felt the need to tell me my match-ups are wrong; so let me return the favor. :)

Fluttershy, while kind, has never shown any of the traits that define the Medic; she is much too reserved for his function of 'running around and being a primary target' and is among the least scientifically inclined ponies.

Twilight as Sniper is horribly stupid and limited; it ignores almost every aspect of Twilight to focus on 'weaponized math', when there's two classes that are by their very design smarter than Sniper himself.  Plus, it always bugged me having Twilight as a Sniper and Fluttershy is Medic; in that lineup, Fluttershy, the local tree hugger, is more important (and effective) than Ponyville's resident sorceress.

Pinkie Pyro is boring.  It eliminates all traces of Pinkie to subjugate them with Pyro.  Pinkie is a fun, hyperactive, energetic, loud, and multitalented character; Pyro burns things, mumbles, and lives life in a constant hallucination.

Spike as Soldier never made sense.  The end.

Apple-Engie only makes sense when you make the comparison because of Engi's accent; which, while southern, is not the same regional dialect as Applejack (Engi's is a texan accent, Applejack's is a little more Ozark/Missouri.  Applejack is a tough, capable fighter, while Engi's squishy as jelly.
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6699NightDreamer9966 4 days ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
but what i just told you is not about sence its about the creator of the my little fortress :)

BUT i was just telling you that cuz you can make whatever u want.
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:iconmetal-kitty:
Who is the original creator? Far as I can tell, it was something that simply became normalized because nobody cared to argue it. :) Then after an extensive time of being the norm, people would argue in defense of it instead.

I ignored that thing because it made no sense; Twilight Sparkle is a magician and a scientist - having her just shoot things is lame and unappreciative of her as a character.  Fluttershy is a tree hugger, is afraid of fighting, and very anti-social; the Sniper fits well for all of that (and his method of killing could be seen as the most merciful; even the Medic kills with needles and a bonesaw, which I imagine not to be a pleasant way to die).  Applejack is tough and something of a more direct fighter; relying on engineer constructs doesn't seem to fit her character in my own opinion.

The thing about the common matchups is that they play off of stereotypes rather than a more thoughtful application of character.  I didn't care for that. :P
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6699NightDreamer9966 4 days ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
i dont know the creator names cuz i cant find him anywhere
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:iconmetal-kitty:
Well, whatever it was, I'm ignoring it, because it's a tenuous grasp at best; I like my match-ups a lot more.  :)

Fluttershy doesn't strike me as the 'cut them open and give them a baboon heart' type individual.  Or a mad scientist for that matter.  She's a tree hugger.
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6699NightDreamer9966 4 days ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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6699NightDreamer9966 4 days ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
derpy? with a rocket laucher?! EVERY BODY RUN!
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:iconthekillershaymim:
You have some unique choices.
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:iconmetal-kitty:
Which is funny, because these choices make just as much sense - if not more sense than - the common one. :P A lot of them have strained reasonings at best (Pinkie Pyro, Apple-Engie, Demo-Zecora) while some make no real sense at all (Twilight Sniper, Spike Soldier).  Being a guy that likes well thought out crossovers, I sought to do better.

Buuut I'm sure you don't care to hear my rant. XD;
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