- Break the Cutie: The story is one long process of this for Fluttershy.
- Broken Tears: Happens to Fluttershy after
- Creator Breakdown:
- Despair Event Horizon: A conversation with Big Macintosh pushes her over the edge.
- Downer Ending: The ending of the story strongly implies that Fluttershy goes to the Everfree Forest to commit suicide, doesn't get much more of a downer then that.
- Driven to Suicide: Fluttershy
- Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: Exaggerated. Not only do her eyes become dull, but so does her whole body.
- From Bad to Worse: Fluttershy is hurting in the beginning, but managing. By the end, she is Driven to Suicide.
- The World Mocks Your Loss