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The Path of Absolution is set of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fics written by Morning Star 1337. It is set in two different continuities from the show. Both beginning near the end of Ponyville Confidential where Diamond Tiara doesn't print the Cutie Mark Crusaders resignation and apology letter. The continuities are: Forgiveness: Is a Deconstruction Fic. Where after the CMC's letter plan failed. They must find a way to make amends while the Mane 6 comes to grips with what the fillies have done. Punishment however is a few shades darker. With the CMC ran out of town by an angry mob and a great snowstorm looming on the horizon. But there's more to this blizzard than meets the eye... Forgiveness can be found here and Punishment can be found here.
These fics are examples of the following:[[foldercontrol]] [[folder: Tropes found in both fics]]
- Alternate Continuity/For Want of a Nail: Both fics start at the end of Ponyville Confidential when Diamond Tiara chose to look at the letter in question. They are this to each other as well.
- The Atoner: The CMC have shades of this at least.
- Break The Cutie Mark Crusaders: They are exiled from the town and it only gets worse from there.
- The Cutie Mark Crusaders.
- Meaningful Rename: When Diamond Tiara is crowned queen of the windigos she changes her name to Diamond Dust
- Original Character: Over Cast and Gale Force, both pegasi assigned to the weather team to check on the blizzard.
- Scylla and Charybdis: The name of the chapter where Diamond Dust fights Over Cast
- Stealth Pun: When the CMC ate some poison joke it manifests in Scootaloo as itchy blue spots. Chicken Pox
- Theme Naming: The chapters instead of having Idiosyncratic Episode Naming(initially) the fic used baseball terms (namely striking out) for the first four chapters. Afterwards, they include the word "Forest" in the names from chapter 5-8. After chapter 7 they include Greek Mythological figures.
- Torches and Pitchforks: An angry mob carries them when chasing the Cutie Mark Crusaders.
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