At 1/19/13 11:26 AM, Heretic-Anchorite wrote:
anyone else watch the new episode yet?
Anyone else hate it?
it just feels like they took discord and chopped his balls off.
Nah it was a brilliant episode and suited Discord well, he still enjoys causing chaos but he finally realised how lonely he had been with never having a single friend and didn't want to lose it. Being an immortal God with unlimited power doesn't stop him from having the same desire to enjoy being with others, and it was only Fluttershy who truly understood how lonely he must have felt being hated by everypony and encased in stone.
He still had the same desires to use his magic for chaos like he said under his breath at the end, but he knows if he was to only do that he would forever be alone.
I personally hoped for a Q from Star Trek style return but this was perfectly fitting to the show and I loved it. It also opens up Discord to be a recurring character in the show also since he has became Fluttershy's friend and perhaps will seek the friendship of others.
The best part about the episode which showed how Discord still had his personality is the fact that when he noticed what Fluttershy had made him feel he praised her with "Well played." He is a master of games after all, and he finally fell into another pony's game but only realised it once it had taken its effect.