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* ArchnemesisDad: Bernie Madhoof, Babs Seedís father, is a a crime lord, ruthless businesspony and not above trying to kill his own subordinates. [[spoiler:Later on, however, it's revealed that Madhoof is actually Babs' uncle; her real father, Page Turner, is a nice guy.]]

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* ArchnemesisDad: Bernie Madhoof, Babs Seedís Seed's father, is a a crime lord, ruthless businesspony and not above trying to kill his own subordinates. [[spoiler:Later on, however, it's revealed that Madhoof is actually Babs' uncle; her real father, Page Turner, is a nice guy.]]





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** DrivenToSuicide: Their father was unable to cope and hanged himself not long after.

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** * DrivenToSuicide: Their father was unable to cope and hanged himself not long after.


* ArchnemesisDad: Bernie Madhoof, 'nough said.

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* ArchnemesisDad: Bernie Madhoof, 'nough said.Babs Seedís father, is a a crime lord, ruthless businesspony and not above trying to kill his own subordinates. [[spoiler:Later on, however, it's revealed that Madhoof is actually Babs' uncle; her real father, Page Turner, is a nice guy.]]



* VirtualSoundtrack: All three stories have had one; the ones for Tangled Roots[[note]]Composed entirely of Music/JudasPriest songs, hence why some chapters are named after their songs[[/note]] and Sweet Apple Anthology used to have Youtube playlists, but they seem to have disappeared. For Severed Roots, Bad_Seed_72 just lists the current chapter's song in a comment for the chapter.

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* VirtualSoundtrack: All three stories have had one; the ones for Tangled Roots[[note]]Composed entirely of Music/JudasPriest songs, hence why some chapters are named after their songs[[/note]] and Sweet Apple Anthology used to have Youtube playlists, but they seem to have disappeared. For Severed Roots, Bad_Seed_72 just lists the current chapter's song in a comment for the chapter.


The Tangled Roots Trilogy is a ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic series written by Bad_Seed_72, composed of the books: [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/68002/tangled-roots Tangled Roots]], [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/73824/sweet-apple-anthology Sweet Apple Anthology]] and [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/99024/severed-roots Severed Roots]].

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The Tangled Roots Trilogy is a ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic series written by Bad_Seed_72, composed of the books: three books:

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/68002/tangled-roots Tangled Roots]], Roots]] takes place before and after the events of the episode "One Bad Apple", describing Babs Seed's life in Manehattan (having to deal with bullies and her mean father Bernie Madhoof), and how she slowly starts developing feelings for her cousin Apple Bloom. It has an epilogue that takes place seven years later.

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/73824/sweet-apple-anthology Sweet Apple Anthology]] takes place between the end of Tangled Roots and its epilogue, describing the lives of Babs Seed and her family and friends during those seven years, while at the same time showing how Bernie Madhoof slowly becomes more depraved and gains more control over Manehattan.

[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/99024/severed-roots Severed Roots]].
Roots]] continues where the epilogue of Tangled Roots left off; Babs Seed and Apple Bloom are having a nice life, but Bernie Madhoof is unleashing a reign of terror on Equestria, and so they may have to go back to Manehattan and stop the troubles at their source...



* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: Turner is Babs' father.]]

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* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: Turner Turner, the stallion who helped Babs when she was attacked by her bullies, is Babs' father.]]]]
* ParentalAbandonment: The Apple siblings, as detailed above.


* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice / RedemptionEqualsDeath: Card Slinger, after Bernie Madhoof mortally wounds him, uses the last of his strength to stab him to death.]]
* [[spoiler:KissingCousins: Babs and Applebloom by the end of Tangled Roots, and Citrus and Braeburn in Severed Roots.]]

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* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice HeroicSacrifice / RedemptionEqualsDeath: Card [[spoiler:Card Slinger, after Bernie Madhoof mortally wounds him, uses the last of his strength to stab him to death.]]
* [[spoiler:KissingCousins: Babs KissingCousins: [[spoiler:Babs and Applebloom by the end of Tangled Roots, and Citrus and Braeburn in Severed Roots.]]



* LongLostRelative: [[spoiler: Turner is Bab's father... and Bernie Madhoof's brother.]]

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* LongLostRelative: [[spoiler: Turner is Bab's Babs' father... and Bernie Madhoof's brother.]]



* [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath: Soapy and Dyea, a fact noted on their respective tombstones.]]

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* [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath: Soapy TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:Soapy and Dyea, a fact noted on their respective tombstones.]]


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* VirtualSoundtrack: All three stories have had one; the ones for Tangled Roots[[note]]Composed entirely of Music/JudasPriest songs, hence why some chapters are named after their songs[[/note]] and Sweet Apple Anthology used to have Youtube playlists, but they seem to have disappeared. For Severed Roots, Bad_Seed_72 just lists the current chapter's song in a comment for the chapter.


* [[HeroicSacrifice / RedemptionEqualsDeath: Card Slinger, after Bernie Madhoof mortally wounds him, uses the last of his strength to stab him to death.]]

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* [[HeroicSacrifice [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice / RedemptionEqualsDeath: Card Slinger, after Bernie Madhoof mortally wounds him, uses the last of his strength to stab him to death.]]



* MissingMom: Diamond Tiara's mom passed away a long time ago. When Babs discovers this, she [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone feels guilty about bringing it up.]]



* SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp: Card Slinger claws his way up to become head of the Manehattan King's, Bernie Madhoof's sponsored goons.

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* SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp: Card Slinger claws his way up to become head of the Manehattan King's, Kings, Bernie Madhoof's sponsored goons.

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* BittersweetEnding: The end of Severed Roots. [[spoiler:While Bernie Madhoof's reign of terror has ended, Babs and Apple Bloom lost their bar and several good friends in the process.]]
* CharactersDroppingLikeFlies: If you're an OC who's a supporting character, don't expect to make it to the end of Severed Roots.


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* DarkerAndEdgier: Severed Roots is this to the rest of the trilogy.
* DeathByChildbirth: The Apple siblings' mother died giving birth to Apple Bloom.
** DrivenToSuicide: Their father was unable to cope and hanged himself not long after.
* FunetikAksent: Some of the Manehattanite ponies (Babs Seed, Page Turner, White Dove, etc.) speak with this.


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* [[HeroicSacrifice / RedemptionEqualsDeath: Card Slinger, after Bernie Madhoof mortally wounds him, uses the last of his strength to stab him to death.]]


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* SoleSurvivor: [[spoiler:Lucky Toss]] is the only one of [[spoiler:Babs' childhood bullies]] to survive to the end of Severed Roots, and aside from [[spoiler:Babs herself]], [[spoiler:Rustler]] is the only [[spoiler:Manehattan CMC]] to survive in the end.


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* [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath: Soapy and Dyea, a fact noted on their respective tombstones.]]


* SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp: Card Slinger claws his way up to become head of the Manehattan King's, Bernie Madhoof's gang.

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* SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp: Card Slinger claws his way up to become head of the Manehattan King's, Bernie Madhoof's gang.sponsored goons.

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* SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp: Card Slinger claws his way up to become head of the Manehattan King's, Bernie Madhoof's gang.


* [[spoiler:KissingCousins: Babs and Applebloom by the end of Tangled Roots, and Libra Scales and Braeburned in Severed Roots.]]

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* [[spoiler:KissingCousins: Babs and Applebloom by the end of Tangled Roots, and Libra Scales Citrus and Braeburned Braeburn in Severed Roots.]]


* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Zig-zagged. There are certainly a few presented in the trilogy such as AdultsAreUseless, except there are also a few rather hopeful ones. Much of Babs Seed's journey through the series is a RedemptionQuest.


* TheBigRottenApple: Manehatten, after Madhoof more or less took over, is depicted as a city ruled by gangs and corrupt cops. It had some shades of it before he took over too.



*[[spoiler:KissingCousins: Babs and Applebloom by the end of Tangled Roots, and Libra Scales and Braeburned in Severed Roots.]]



* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: Turner and Babs.]]

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* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: Turner and Babs.is Babs' father.]]


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* TheWestern: Mostly everything that happens outside of Ponyville and [[TheBigRottenApple Manehatten]] has a western atmosphere.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Oranges become Madhoof's favorite fruit after he learns that if he keeps drinking booze, he'll die.


* AdultsAreUseless: Especially at Babs's school. They can't teach her anything or protect her from bullies.

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* AdultsAreUseless: Especially at Babs's school. They can't teach her anything or protect her from bullies. Her mother Libra Scales initially fits into this.



* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Zig-zagged. There are certainly a few presented in the trilogy such as AdultsAreUseless, except there are also a few rather hopeful ones. Much of Babs Seed's journey through the series is a RedemptionQuest.



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* AdultsAreUseless: Especially at Babs's school. They can't teach her anything or protect her from bullies. Her mother Libra Scales initially fits into this.

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* AdultsAreUseless: Especially at Babs's school. They can't teach her anything or protect her from bullies. Her mother Libra Scales initially fits into this.



* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Zig-zagged. There are certainly a few presented in the trilogy such as AdultsAreUseless, except there are also a few rather hopeful ones. Much of Babs Seed's journey through the series is a RedemptionQuest.

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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Zig-zagged. There are certainly a few presented in the trilogy such as AdultsAreUseless, except there are also a few rather hopeful ones. Much of Babs Seed's journey through the series is a RedemptionQuest.

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