Ponyo AU (also known as Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea AU) is an AU (Alternate Universe) within the Rise of the Brave Tangled Dragons fandom. In the AU, Rapunzel, Merida, Hiccup and Jack Frost play roles from Ponyo. This can be considered an offshoot to Studio Ghibli AU and Anime AU.
About this AU
Spawning from fanart, this AU places the Big Four, and other such characters in the fandom, as characters from Pony.
Because the story is similar to the fantasy tale of The Little Mermaid, in a modern setting, has young protagonists and a few other twists, fans sometimes like to consider this AU an alternative with The Little Mermaid AU.
The Big Four
Merida's red hair and having a strict mother could have her as Ponyo.
The way Rapunzel was kept away from the outside world, has a father who wants to keep her safe before he excepts the fact that Rapunzel wants to see the world beyond Corona, and had lost the magic within her as a prise to be with the people she cares about, could possibly have her as Ponyo.
For when a child M.K. is cast as a female Sōsuke, Susan is portrayed as Lisa.
For when a child Nod is cast as a male Ponyo, Ronin is portrayed as Fujimoto.
In the Taronin pairing, for when Ronin is Fujimoto while Nod is Ponyo, Tara is portrayed Granmamare.
Being a goddess with a kind smile and is strongly connected to her element, can have Te Fiti as Granmamare.
Boo being a little girl who wears a pink colored "dress" and finds herself in another that is different to hers, can easily portray Boo as Ponyo.
Adrien being kept away from the world beyond his home and uses magic to change his appearance so he can be with the one he has fell in love with, has inspired fans to cast him as a male Ponyo. There have also been times when he is cast as Sōsuke, while Marinette serves as Ponyo beside him.
Marinette has commonly been cast as a female Sosuke. There have also been times when she is cast as Ponyo, while Adrien serves as Sosuke beside her.
Being a father who keeps his child away from the world, Gabriel is cast as Fujimoto.
For when her husband and son are portrayed as Fujimoto and a male Ponyo, Emilie is cast as Granmamare.
Luca is commonly cast between Sosuke and a male version of Ponyo.
Like Luca, Alberto is commonly cast between Sosuke and a male version of Ponyo.
Giulia being a human child who friends a sea creature child who can turn into a human, can easily portray her a as female version of Sosuke.
Wanting to keep her child away from the surface world and was angry when she learned that Luca spent time above water and made contact with human world items, until she later decides to let her son be part of the human with the human child he friended, can easily portray Daniela as a female version of Fujimoto. While the times when Luca is seen as Sosuke could have Daniela as Lisa.
Elsa has been cast as a female Sosuke for the Jelsa pairing. While Elsa being a big sister and a wielder of magic could have her as Ponyo.
Flynn has been portrayed as Sosuke for the Eugunzel pairing. There have also been fans who have cast Flynn as Sōsuke's father, Kōichi.
Being the mother of her son and has been shown to be a determined person when she needs to be, can cast her as Lisa. While having an overprotective father, wonders about the world outside her home and befriends a human can also cast her as Ponyo.
Edith's pink color scheme and how she is the kind of person who doesn't back down so easily, can cast her as Ponyo.
Stoick being an overprotective father could have him as Fujimoto.
Elinor being a strict parent could have her as a genderbend version of Fujimoto.
Anna's red hair and the way she journeyed away from home in order to find the person she cares for, she could be her as Ponyo.