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So, in my fanfic which happens in a close future of the events of MLP S4, magic doesn't exist anymore because the use of the "Rainbow Power" by the Mane 6 has drained all the magic from Tree of Harmony, thus killing it and making it stop producing magic. Although there are other magic sources like the Crystal Heart, those are negligible compared to the tree and thus didn't change anything.  Does this make sense?

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I think that though the Tree of Harmony has ties with the multiple variations of a "tree of life" throughout history, the Tree of Harmony does not provide magic or energy to Equestria but instead protects it and maintains "harmony" as by its namesake. When the Elements were separated from it for too long, the Tree was unable to protect the Everfree forest and then Equestria from Discord's plants in the Season 4 opener.

 

And we don't know if the "rainbow power" is actually directly derived from the Tree of Harmony at all. It could just be an unlocking of the potential of the Mane 6's friendship. The Tree just provided the "spark" for it to happen like Twilight provided the "spark" to give life to the Elements of Harmony again. If this is the case, their usage of the "rainbow power" would not weaken the Tree of Harmony. The fact that it is an alternative to using the Elements of Harmony backs this up since the Tree has provided a way for some great power to be used without harming the Tree itself.

 

I think if it were to be killed, Equestria would be in severe danger because now there wouldn't be any "back-up" in case someone with terrible powers attacked Equestria in that way. Perhaps the "rainbow power" would not be unlockable anymore but magic would still be around and the Mane 6 might find some other way to unlock their respective or combined potentials.

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I think that though the Tree of Harmony has ties with the multiple variations of a "tree of life" throughout history, the Tree of Harmony does not provide magic or energy to Equestria but instead protects it and maintains "harmony" as by its namesake. When the Elements were separated from it for too long, the Tree was unable to protect the Everfree forest and then Equestria from Discord's plants in the Season 4 opener.

 

And we don't know if the "rainbow power" is actually directly derived from the Tree of Harmony at all. It could just be an unlocking of the potential of the Mane 6's friendship. The Tree just provided the "spark" for it to happen like Twilight provided the "spark" to give life to the Elements of Harmony again. If this is the case, their usage of the "rainbow power" would not weaken the Tree of Harmony. The fact that it is an alternative to using the Elements of Harmony backs this up since the Tree has provided a way for some great power to be used without harming the Tree itself.

 

I think if it were to be killed, Equestria would be in severe danger because now there wouldn't be any "back-up" in case someone with terrible powers attacked Equestria in that way. Perhaps the "rainbow power" would not be unlockable anymore but magic would still be around and the Mane 6 might find some other way to unlock their respective or combined potentials.

 

Well the problem is that in the fanfic, magic does not exist anymore and because of said incident, and because of that Equestria has gone to greed and shit. From what you suggest I think there's a little room for interpretation. So, any alternatives?

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Well since magic seems to come from within the ponies themselves, I feel like either it has to be taken from them or given up willingly. How about an area of Equestria during this period of time or an Equestrian future where pegasi and unicorns don't use flying and magic (or just unicorns if you want) because they use more mechanical/industrial contraptions.

 

Or you could also do an alternative universe sort of thing if you want?

 

Or perhaps the unicorns must use their magic everyday for some major task at the start of the day and because of that they can't use magic during the rest of the day. Like unicorns used to rise the sun before Celestia took up the task, so you can probably think of something for them to do dealing with nature or perhaps preserving Equestria from some sort of threat made.

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Well since magic seems to come from within the ponies themselves, I feel like either it has to be taken from them or given up willingly. How about an area of Equestria during this period of time or an Equestrian future where pegasi and unicorns don't use flying and magic (or just unicorns if you want) because they use more mechanical/industrial contraptions.

 

Or you could also do an alternative universe sort of thing if you want?

 

Or perhaps the unicorns must use their magic everyday for some major task at the start of the day and because of that they can't use magic during the rest of the day. Like unicorns used to rise the sun before Celestia took up the task, so you can probably think of something for them to do dealing with nature or perhaps preserving Equestria from some sort of threat made.

 

Well the story is here (http://www.fimfiction.net/story/256918/the-30th-tiger) if you're interested. The magic is gone, and as a direct consequence of this, they in fact use way more technology than the current canon. It does happen 25 years later, so there has been time for technology development. The pegasi can still fly though. It's not that much of an alternate universe, it's more like an alternate future, an alternate ending to S4.

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