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Tropes exclusive to Forgiveness
- The Atoner: The CMC have shades of this at least.
Tropes exclusive to Punishment
- Break The Cutie Mark Crusaders: They are exiled from the town and it only gets worse from there.
- Despair Event Horizon: The Cutie Mark Crusaders.
- Meaningful Rename: When Diamond Tiara is crowned queen of the windigos she changes her name to Diamond Dust
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: All this shit went down just because a few ponies got upset over a newspaper.
- 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.