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The Mountaineer Brony

Has not yet seen the Gen 5 movie--no spoilers!


Death. For some, it is a blessing after ravaging disease or a life well lived. For others, it is an inevitability to be feared above anything else. Everyone wonders what happens after you meet the Reaper, but no one knows for sure.

Death. It comes just as surely to ponies as it does to any other creature. A part of life as natural as birth.

However, the Death that comes to ponies is more like a pony than you would expect.

In Equestria, Death has a Cutie Mark.

And with Cutie Marks come Cutie Mark Problems.

So what happens when the Reaper of Souls, the Pale Horse himself, loses touch with his purpose in life---er, death?

He seeks out the three fillies most suited for the job in all of Equestria.

Surely, if the Cutie Mark Crusaders can help so many other ponies with their problems, then they can help Death in Pony Form?

Alternatively titled The Grim Adventures of the Cutie Mark Crusaders.

Cover art furnished by myself. I used a template for the general body plan, but I couldn't make out the signature to tell who created it. If you recognize it as yours, though, I'll credit you.

Chapters (6)
Comments ( 74 )

Why tag each of the cmc separatelyand not just use the CMC tag?

His attitudes about the coltic warriors and about Granny Smith seemed kind of incongruous to me but it was worth it for that line ^^;;

Cute fic, I'll be watching

Well, the Coltic Warriors were already dead, so their fighting is just a waste of time and aggravating.
Granny Smith, on the other hand, is still in her body and thus capable of actually hurting him as she fights him off.

*insert predictable Yoshi joke here*

Jokes aside, I'm loving this so far. I've always had a soft spot for well-written dark humor, and this definitely fits the bill. That opening exchange between the Crusaders and Death was particularly funny.

Have a Like. I look forward to seeing where this goes!

Has Death met Time Turner? That would be... interesting

Just remember something one of your alternate universe counterparts said, Death: "Wʜᴀᴛ ᴄᴀɴ ᴛʜᴇ ʜᴀʀᴠᴇsᴛ ʜᴏᴘᴇ ꜰᴏʀ, ɪꜰ ɴᴏᴛ ꜰᴏʀ ᴛʜᴇ ᴄᴀʀᴇ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜᴇ ʀᴇᴀᴘᴇʀ ᴍᴀɴ?"

The dark comedy here is great. I look forward to more.

Do go on, I am rather enjoying this so far.

So the CMC helped a filly create Monopoly? Neat.

I go into this expecting some level of The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy-esque shenanigans.

Death: "You can only evade me so many times, Doctor. Your lives are not unlimited."
Doctor: "Challenge accepted. I will find a way to get more of them."
Death: "Good luck with that, Time Lord."

So how did he reach their clubhouse?

Did he take a cab?

That time the CMC caused decimation

Or Death getting a crush on Twilight, the youngest Immortal...

Determined to at least try them, Death's shadow shot across the sky, bound for Ponyville.

I wonder whether he would come to regret this decision later or not.

" Oh Celestia no! " he said, almost recoiling "That mare scares me. I tried to come for her during a bout of illness when you were just a newborn, and she ran me off with her walker and a pitchfork. Kept going on about 'You jist git on outta here, Bonesy! I ain't used it all up yet!' You know she's well over 100 years old? And she still keeps me at bay!"

Please tell me Granny Smith is Old Lady Henderson in this story.

Ohhh I like this, I like this a lot.
Can't wait to see where you go with this.

...did you seriously miss the part where he flew to Ponyville as a cloud of darkness?

Well now, this is a fun and original story you've got. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing where this goes.

Ok this is amazing! :pinkiehappy: I can't wait til it's finished.

Oh boy this is going to be offered. Also in a later chapter when they get discouraged I would like to see what will happen if Death himself quits his job.

this is quite interesting, i like to

I love Vinyl's ironic music choice.

xD. That scene with Vinyl almost had me falling off my chair. Well done

"Growing up in Appalachia"

I'm going to guess West Virginia...

The Mountaineer Brony reaffirms your assumption.

It's nice here in the ways not many can appreciate. Lots of nature to lose yourself in (hopefully not literally).
At least we don't have nuclear fallout to contend with! Yet! :yay:

" Seasons don't fear the reape aaAAAAAAAAH! "

One of the great songs of the 70s, that's for sure.

Hey wait since death is going to be riding on a train let's hope train accidents like tipping over and off the rails. Also I hope we don't get any deaths like in the final Destination movies all because he's taking the train.

To be fair, most of those incidents happened for a good logical reason that could've been prevented if people actually paid attention to anything that would've solved the problem. Flight 180, don't take that plane and check the freaking fuel gauge area. Ticking time bomb waiting to happen otherwise. Pileup, have the police watch for speeders with cargo like those logs and make them slow down. Rollercoaster, check it after every use to make sure it's not gonna fall apart and everything in working order. Ect.

Death is only responsible for breaking the rules and laws of life and death by stalking the survivors after they got a second chance at life and forcing their death. Pretty sure death is suppose to wait for your next time to come on its on.

Yeah I know every time someone dies new safety precautions are made. But I'm trying to figure out what's this world story version of Death is. I read one that Death is a shepherd who leaves the Souls to their afterlife destination. There has been some story Death and Father Time are the same person some that say Death works with Father times.

Death and Luna in the same room? That could be really funny or really dangerous. Possibly both.

Death is the great mystery, after all. I write him so he's intentionally difficult to figure out. :raritywink:

Well you're the writer so I take your word for it.

Comment posted by andmos deleted Sep 16th, 2019

This is very amusing so far. Love it.

Your wry descriptions have a very pratchett-like touch, in a good way. This characterization of Death is different from most of the ones I've seen before and I look forward to finding out where he goes.

Comment posted by Fuzzy Necromancer deleted Jul 19th, 2019
Comment posted by Fuzzy Necromancer deleted Jul 19th, 2019

I sense a lie in there somewhere and death will not be denied forever.

I'm not killing off a pony, if that's what you're wondering. :unsuresweetie:

Ooohhh now you sparked some interesting backstory there

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