A few days after Pip left Pinkessa’s body; Chrysalis happened across it. Chrysalis had just revived Twilight, Golden Pinkie’s first victim, as a zombie. She also previously revived Rarity and brainwashed her into following Chrysalis’ will. Before I go any further; I need to explain the 2 types of zombification, and a little loophole called “Recall”. There’s General Exposure, and Local Exposure. General Exposure is when the zombie spell is over-charged and cast as an AOE of a sort. Any corpses nearby the spell will revive as regular zombies who follow the will of their summoner. These zombies are really easy to kill, but high in number. Local Exposure is when the spell is isolated into 1 corpse. The body will revive much more smoothly than that of a Generally Exposed zombie, but they have certain strings attached. 1st: A Locally Exposed zombie is immortal, they can never die, but only so long as the spell that’s inside them stays safe and put. Should anything happen to their orb that either destroys or removes it; they die again. 2nd: A Locally Exposed zombie is revived with no memories of anything that happened before they died, but they are capable of recalling their lost experiences by sensing, (using any sense to acknowledge such as sight, sound, touch, etc.), or doing something familiar. Not all things will make them recall immediately; sometimes they need to be in a right place, time, or situation for things to click in their head. Twilight, just being revived, can recall like this, but every time she comes close Lil Miss Rarity, (the now brainwashed Rarity), by orders of Chrysalis, removes her orb and replaces it; effectively hitting the reset button again. This is how Chrysalis maintains control of her Locally Exposed zombies. Chrysalis finds Golden Pinkies body first, but can’t revive her as she isn’t an organic creature. Pinkessa, on the other hand, is successfully revived, but before Chrysalis can do anything with her; Pinkessa sees the body of Golden Pinkie, and recalls most of her memories through that. She doesn’t remember anything from when Golden Pinkie controlled her body, but she does remember what Pinkamena saw, and that being destroying Golden Pinkie and getting shot by Lil Pip afterwards. Even though Pinkessa remembers getting killed by Pip; she seeks her out in an unnatural obsession with her. Pip is the 1 thing that Pinkessa can be alive for, and she doesn’t see any other reason to be back amongst the living, (Her reputation is still in pieces, and Golden Pinkie being her grandest accomplishment now just an unfriendly reminder of her greatest failure; Pip is the only thing she knows from her past that’s worth pursuing). It’s a weird sentiment that is hard for me to explain; I kind of came up with it by considering Pinkessa’s character/situation rather than using my logical thinking on the matter.
After the events of Evanescent Souls; Lil Pip proceeded to eventually have her back legs cut off. They were paralyzed and only served as a burden to her. She replaced them with artificial legs that used E.S tech to operate on their own. This E.S is modified, however, and serves only the will of Lil Pip. Advances in Medical, as well as other fields have been made with this improved E.S tech. Artificial Slave you might call it. Pip spent the next 5 years wandering Equestria; selling her skills with a gun along the way to keep herself alive and well. During one of her trips into a town nearby her current temporary residence; Pip found that no pony was around, and began searching the place for ideas as to where they all went. What she found was an altar which Queen Chrysalis stood upon. Soon after Pip stumbled upon her; Chrysalis cast a spell. The spell summoned Generally Exposed zombie ponies from the water, and Pip quickly turned to run away. As she ran she found herself now surrounded by zombies; as if the whole town was converted. During her encounter with them; she was spared the effort of firing her gun by a force-field generated by Shining Armor, whom soon offered Pip allegiance against the zombie horde. Soon after the two met, Pinkessa appears and helps kill off the immediate zombies. Pip helps, while also trying to shoot Pinkessa, but she dodges and a zombie gets hit instead. After the zombies are temporarily dealt with; Pinkessa tells Pip and Shining that the giant orb thingy is the source of the zombies, and advises that they go for that. Pip, reluctant to work with the one who took her legs, goes along with the plan in order to eliminate the greater problem at hand. Shining complies, though questioning Pip’s reaction to Pinkessa, and worried she might be trouble.
They kill their way to the orb, but before they can approach it directly; Zomlight, (the now brainwashed Twilight), blocks their way and attacks them. Shining Armor counters her directly and attempts to hold her off and figure out what’s wrong with her, (He doesn’t want Pip or Pinkessa killing her), but as he does that Lil Miss Rarity attempts to attack Pinkessa, but the two end up being equals in speed/teleporting and can’t hit the other. Pip watches the conflict start, then is approached by Chrysalis. Pip, being reckless and spontaneous, fires first at Chrysalis rather than being the one defending like Pinkessa and Shining are. Chrysalis dodges and simply toys with Pip; demonstrating her superiority. Pip reacts by head-butting Chrysalis and, though this time Pip made contact, Chrysalis wasn’t fazed much and simply backed away. The conflict ends when Pip chooses running is the better option. Pinkessa takes Shining and follows. The three of them successfully escape Zomlight and Miss Rarity, but this is a temporary success and Pip knows they will be seeing them again.
Pinkessa, Shining, and Pip all make their way to the next town along the road. Pinkessa finds a random green screen along the way and takes full advantage of the opportunity until Shining kills her groove. Pip acts depressed, and is contemplating what she should do next. Chrysalis and company have made themselves a threat by turning an entire town into their minions, and Pip knows she’ll need Pinkessa’s strength to combat them again, but Pip still considers what Pinkessa might be planning and is torn between problems. Pinkessa tries to comfort Pip, but Pip rejects her and presses on. Pinkessa grows upset over the fact, but continues to have faith in Pip. The three find the town still alive and well, and they find a place to rest for the night after eating. Shining Armor falls asleep first, and Pip follows by removing her gear and E.S legs. Pinkessa then realizes just how weak Pip actually is after seeing her with no guns or back legs to support her, and starts understanding things from Pip’s perspective a little better. She’s depressed, helpless, and in a situation where no answer is the right one, and Pinkessa tries to think of a way to help her. She pulls out Golden Pinkies’ remains from her “secret compartment” and uses it as a stress doll by stabbing it with a knife. Pinkessa is demonstrating her way of dealing with stress, and offers Pip the chance to try it. Pip is at a loss for thoughts at first, but soon notices something particular about the robot. During the entire time Pip was attacked by Pinkessa when she met her; Pinkessa kept the same grin on her face. The Pinkessa Pip has known after that, however, has been different; she’s been smiling and changing expression much more often. Pip out of a spur of convenience in the script, puts two and two together to realize that Golden Pinkie was the one at fault, and Pinkessa is an entirely different pony, (bear with me on that as there’s no voice acting and I couldn’t exactly have anyone tell Pip what was going on). Pip pulls herself away from Pinkessa, now sorry for what she did, and Pinkessa understands that nothing can really make anything better. Pinkessa then forgives Pip and the two mutually decide that no matter what happens from here; they’ll have each other. Pip stayed Pinkessa’s motivation for moving forward, and now Pinkessa became hers. It’s not love you bloody shippers out there!
Their slumber is disturbed, however, when the sky fills with orbs summoning Generally Exposed zombies from around and inside the town. Pip confronts the horde and starts saving the ponies in town; Pinkessa and Shining follow and they all work with townsfolk to kill off the zombies and survive. Eventually; Pinkessa finds Zomlight killing off townsfolk, and moves to subdue her. She succeeds, but before her and Pip can do anything with their new captive; Shining pushes them away and confronts Pip. Before anything can happen; Zomlight attacks Shining and in turn injures Pip; knocking her out cold. Pinkessa stays by Pip and defends her until she wakes up, while Shining chases Zomlight in a fit of rage as he has had enough and knows that she needs to be dealt with no matter what. During their conflict; Pip has a dream where all of the events of the story play out before her in a way understood by what characters Pip and Pinkessa are involved with at what times and the state of their bodies as well. Kind of like a wax museum. The end of her dream reveals a revelation where Pip sees Pinkessa with an alicorn horn and wings, as well as herself with white hair and pale skin. This revelation tells Pip of the next stage in their story, but is too unclear to understand before it happens. Zomlight ultimately breaks Shining Armor down and almost kills him, but at the last moment she begins recalling, and begins remembering things. Shining takes advantage of her hesitation and uses the last of his strength to create an explosion around the both of them with Zomlight at the center. They both pass out from exhaustion and Shining is left in a delicate state. Pip wakes up and sees Pinkessa killing off zombies nearby, but isn’t aware that the real Pinkessa was pursued by Miss Rarity and has been trying to get back to Pip up to this point. Chrysalis, disguised as Pinkessa, toys with Pip after noticing her E.S legs are broken by acting like Pinkessa. When Rarity throws the real Pinkessa into a nearby wall, Pip tries to understand what’s happening, but Chrysalis kills Pip before anything can be done. Pinkessa, in a fit of desperation, throws Miss Rarity aside and checks Pip for any sign of life. None was to be found, however, and Pip was killed. Chrysalis and Miss Rarity vanished from this point, and Pinkessa was left alone in a burning town with more zombies encroaching every moment. Pinkessa pressed forward and carried all three of their bodies in a cart towards her secret lab. Once there she would have the means to treat their wounds and preserve whatever she could.
Pinkessa set up a tent with three beds; one for each of the bodies. She treated Pip first, even knowing she was already dead. Shining Armor was a success, and Zomlight didn’t even needs healing. Her wounds had appeared to be healing themselves beyond the natural capability. This was when Pinkessa discovered for a fact the zombies ability to regenerate, or at least Locally Exposed zombies. Neither Shining nor Zomlight would awaken for a week, and Pinkessa was left alone for that long to contemplate her next objective. It rained a lot, and she could think of nothing but Pip. As her depression went on, it slowly changed into anger, and Pinkessa began hearing the voice of Pinkamena. A cycle had started where Pinkessa would only become more and more like Pinkamena, and the more in sync they become; the easier it is for Pinkamena to talk with Pinkessa. Pinkamena harasses Pinkessa over Pip’s death, and blames Pinkessa for it. She also pressures Pinkessa into letting her take over the body so that she can deal with Chrysalis and Miss Rarity. Pinkessa eventually agreed with Pinkamena that vengeance was the only path to take, but she refused her help and instead built a small army of E.S animatronics that used the improved E.S, or A.S (Artificial Slave). Pinkessa also used shining and Zomlight as tools to attain retribution. She blamed both for Pip’s death as much as everypony else and didn’t care what happened to them; so long as they could help her get to Chrysalis and kill her.
Pinkessa’s new force gathers at Chrysalis’ base of operations and they are met with a Generally Exposed giant skeleton. All of the zombie ponies are sweeping Equestria, and this behemoth is all Chrysalis kept at base. Pinkessa throws her force at it, and it proves a very little challenge, but as Pinkessa reaches its weak spot; Miss Rarity appears and knocks the skeleton over. Pinkessa, confused at first, realizes that the skeleton wasn’t a defense; it was a battering ram. Miss Rarity used its fall to crush the animatronic army, as well as disable Pinkessa, Shining, and Zomlight temporarily. Miss Rarity follows up by killing Shining, who could have defended himself, but decides to not use his power to hurt a pony like he did Zomlight, and embraces death instead. Zomlight attempts to gain revenge on Miss Rarity for killing Shining, but Zomlight isn’t aware of the fact that a Locally Exposed zombie cannot die without the destruction or removal of their orb. Miss Rarity, on the other hoof, is aware of this and counterattacks Zomlight by grabbing hers and removing it, (A Locally Exposed zombie becomes very weak when their orb is tampered with and defending themselves at that point becomes near impossible). Zomlight is immediately killed and Miss Rarity moves on to finish her spree. She confronts Pinkessa, and moves straight for her orb. Pinkessa doesn’t see this coming as she is also ignorant of the orbs importance, and is nearly killed.
As Miss Rarity slowly removes the orb; Pinkessa suddenly grabs her hoof and stops her in her place. Miss Rarity is confused as this shouldn’t be possible; Pinkessa shouldn’t have the strength to forcefully hold her in place. Pinkamena turns out being the one now in control of the body, and she immediately turns the tables on Miss Rarity. After tearing all of Miss Rarity’s limbs off; Pinkamena begins toying with her like a cat. During this time Pinkessa regains temporary control and experiences a surge of energy within her orb. It shoots a beam of light out her mouth and Pinkessa only feels a burning sensation within. After this experience passes; Pinkamena regains control and proceeds to finish off Miss Rarity by tossing her into the heart of Chrysalis’ base, (which just so happens to have a pole sitting at the bottom of it. So many convenient plot points, so little time
). Pinkamena approaches Chrysalis, intent on finishing things, but Chrysalis takes the form of Pip and Pinkamena is unable to bring herself to harm her. As devastating as Pinkamena’s methods may be; she still has a conscience, and in this instance loses to it. Chrysalis attempts to remove her orb as well, but this time she finds that it’s grown in size and is red; rather than the green color that all other orbs bear. The orb sucks itself back inside Pinkamena, and she begins emitting a light again. This time the energy cause an explosion and afterwards; Boss Pinkessa is revealed flying with alicorn wings and a horn. The orb was transformed by Pinkessa’s soul and a bond was made between the two; allowing Pinkessa to harness its energy in a way no other zombie can do, (she’s basically Alice from Resident Evil; a perfect bond between host and infection). Pinkessa takes it upon herself to destroy Chrysalis while in the literal sense killing Pip. Pinkamena wishes she could do this for Pinkessa, but recognizes that her will is not near as strong as Pinkessa’s is. Pinkessa goes through with this, and breaks down Chrysalis; only to end up paralyzing her and landing in the exact same position Golden Pinkie put Pip in in during Evanescent Souls. Pinkessa begins having flashbacks of that moment as she aims the same gun at Chrysalis and can’t get an image of Pip’s frightened face out of her mind. Pinkessa not only had to beat Chrysalis looking exactly like Pip to a pulp and using an anime-esque energy blast to finish her off; now she has to shoot her while picturing she is shooting Pip and knowing that she’ll kill whoever she shoots. Pinkessa pulls the trigger, and finishes what Chrysalis started. She fought her inner regrets, and beat her emotions in order to attain revenge. Pinkamena is likely proud of her.
However, when Pinkessa finished off Chrysalis with her energy blast; she unknowingly used up all of her orbs extra energy and reverted back into a regular zombie. Her orb is still red, but it’s lost the power given to it by her struggling soul. She proceeds to retrieve the spell from Chrysalis’ book and brings it back to Pip’s body. The spell was key in reviving Pip, but Pinkessa lacked a horn to cast it. She instead used her only option left; her own orb. After passing the orb onto Pip’s body; Zombie Pip was born, and Pinkessa died. Zombie Pip quickly discovered Pinkessa’s body, and recalled her memories from seeing it. She then noticed Pinkessa was dead, and saw the spell on the ground. Pip investigated and learned the nature of the spell; then cast it on Pinkessa.
What happens from here is a mystery. All that we know is; Pinkessa and Zombie Pip are going home.