Fanfic / Seeing The Pattern

You're about to die.
This annoys me.

Seeing the Pattern is a My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fanfic by Aegis Shield.

When Pinkie Pie's asleep, Pinkamina awakens. Using the clues provided by her alter-ego's Pinkie Sense, Pinkamina sets out to prevent the accidental deaths of Ponyville's citizens. As if her limited time to act wasn't problem enough, she also has to contend with a love-struck stallion, the ire of the Royal Pony Sisters, and the fact that all of these disasters may not be so accidental after all...

Also has a sequel: Seeing the Pattern 2: Death Take You. A third story was originally conceived but the author has since abandoned those plans.


Tropes common to both stories:

Tropes in Seeing the Pattern:

Tropes in Seeing the Pattern 2: Death Take You

  • The Chessmaster: In order to give Pinkamina a fighting chance against Death, Celestia travels back in time and blesses an ice cream scoop.
  • Enemies with Death: The Grim Reaper doesn't take kindly to Pinkamina's interference.
  • The Grim Reaper: Pinkamina's opponent in the second story is no longer figuratively the Grim Reaper. Now it's literally the Grim Reaper, who's annoyed by her interference with destiny.
  • Take Up My Sword: By defeating The Grim Reaper, revealed to be Applejack's dead father, Pinkamina ends up with his job. The third story would have centered around this, but Aegis ran out of ideas for it and scrapped it.