Notes and Reflections on Books and Media
by Hannah Leitheiser
'Nexus, the real Spell Nexus, had turned his body into a living prison, even if it meant that the corrupting magic was free to twist his mind. Yet, the binding spell was not perfect. He was able to spread his “blessing” by releasing small pieces of the corruption inside him.
It was a bitter truth, and Nightmare Moon still wished to punish the pony who had almost killed Twilight. She, however, could not deny Nexus’s innocence. He was just another victim. He was just another pony she had hurt.' - Past Sins
A problem in ethics. If you can find a necessary cause for someone's behavior, do you still apply justice?