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Look out! Here comes a sexy, sassy Twilicane! :D
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Just Wayne
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab

Umbreon is best Pokemon!
@Badumsquish
And then he is dumb in a dumb way. He could have used his power when Tirek betrayed him and lifted him up, “Well time to send him back to Tartarus this backstabbing prick.” but no, he just sat there and took it and then lay there all pathetic like. Only useful when he does harms or manipulate other people man~
Does that mean Twilight just needs prep time? Like Batman? XD
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@Wayneponeth
He’s smart in a dumb way, like it’s incredibly dumb of him to actually give them fighting chances. Like, it was dumb of him to actually let them get the Elements. Like, he could have sent the ponies looking for them, but then sent those things to Pluto and had Screwball waiting for them at their destination with a horn to play this. And like his plan to give Twiggles a confidence boost by giving her villains to fight was smart, if morally bankrupt, but he could have just created threats he could actually control like the Plunder Seeds or just impersonated various villains himself and “exploded” when they defeated him :P
Totally, like I normally don’t like long-running villains who are that powerful, but the way they very carefully always kept beating him a possibility was very smart. I’m a big fan of giving characters either a weakness or a resource cost to their powers if they’re going to be that powerful. Like with Twiggles, she’s powerful and book-smart, but she’s also lacks common sense, is very slow-witted, and prone to freezing up when caught off-guard or under pressure. If you give her time to come up with a plan and she thoroughly understands the situation she’ll cream you with god-tier sorcery, but if you jump her she panics or freezes up or if her lack of common sense gets the better of her she’ll basically defeat herself with her own plan :D
Just Wayne
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab

Umbreon is best Pokemon!
@Badumsquish
Lol he is only smart when he plans ways to mess with others, like sending the entire Mane Six on a fake friendship quest so Fluttershy isn’t there to keep him in a chain, or wait until Fluttershy is away to ruin Twilight and Cadance’s activities. When he actually needs to be useful and defeats bad guys he gets tricked like a regular 13 year old, and I think I mention the 3 villains debacle plenty enough. It’s like playing Half Life also with cheats in place but instead of actually fighting the aliens or Combine, you just go around messing with or killing friendly NPCs. I mean that’s one way to play the game, but that won’t develop and progress the story. Unless he really is pretending to be sorry just so we can gain empathy from both the in-universe characters and the fandom itself. That seems pretty smart considering it actually works.
Bill though is freaking awesome. He is actually intimidating and powerful. I mean they didn’t even defeat him how they thought they would defeat him, not with the circle of symbols like they planned. They actually had to find a workaround to take him down, actually tricking him with careful planning and caution. I don’t think even Discord was that hard to take down when he was a villain. Bill Cipher is just like multiple times superior than Discord. :P
Badumsquish
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@Phoenixflambe
It’s how they ended the Justice League cartoon too, with the Justice League and the Legion of Doom teaming up to fight off Darkseid and Apokolips. One of the villains even says “Hey! It’s our planet too!” when the League says they can’t trust them XD
@Wayneponeth
To be fair too, it’s reasonable for him to not be smart. He’s been alive for millennia with god-tier powers so he’s probably never needed to use his wits or intelligence for anything. Like, if you’d played Doom with all the cheats in place, even for years, you’d probably not be “good” at the game in any sense of the term XD
@TOMNICE
I’m not a fan of any character with vaguely-defined powers. Like, I think that’s what people didn’t like about Rey from Star Wars, is that she can just casually gain new powers and skills out of nowhere as she needs them: she doesn’t have an interesting personality or backstory, so it’s basically impossible to care about what she does XD
@Wayneponeth
They were prescient enough to give Bill a genuine weakness in that he lacks a physical form, must possess bodies to do anything in the real world, is limited by what that body can do, AND needs to make a deal with you to possess you. That he STILL managed to be a dangerous foe with that much of a limitation is really telling how much effort they put into writing his personality. And, when he DOES get into the real world with all his powers, he immediately asserts himself as the dominant force and the only reason the main characters survive at all is they’re able to take advantage of his arrogance and gloating: had he taken five seconds out of his day after gaining a physical form he could have swept through the town and killed Dipper, Mabel, and both Stans and guaranteed his victory XD
Just Wayne
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab

Umbreon is best Pokemon!
@TOMNICE
I think Bill Cipher from Gravity Falls is the best example for that kind of character, mainly because he stays a villain through and through. He can do actually do whatever he wants and uses his power to its full potential. Bill could definitely bring Discord to his knees. :P
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His universal power is really worthless if he doesn’t know how to use it properly.
Yes, exactly! This is why i HATE reality warpers within every part of my body! They are always either dumb or lazy. What is the point introducing a powerful character if you do not wanna use his/her powers anyway?
Just Wayne
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab

Umbreon is best Pokemon!
@Badumsquish
I mean Discord actually gets even dumber after his reformation. His original plan to separate the Mane Six was actually solid and he almost won until his pride took over and pony plot armor happened like all the time. Now it’s like “Oh no centaur guy tricked me. Didn’t see that one coming despite obvious signs!”
So that’s basically the plot of Justice League Unlimited. Darkseid and Brainiac combined is so dangerous all the other villains join the heroes to defeat him. I like that. :P
Badumsquish
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@Wayneponeth
That’s what’s interesting about King Sombra, and I feel it gets unfairly overlooked because people were so upset about his weird sudden personality change. He actually learned from his failure and used a different approach. Last time he screwed around waiting to poach the Crystal Empire, believing that his old plans and traps would either slow down or outright prevent his opponents from retaliating before he could move in and take over. This time he realized waiting around like that was a mistake and took the offensive, just crushing opposition and moving forward and forcing his opponent’s to react to his attack while he identified their strengths and weaknesses and struck at them. I mean, he only lost that second time due to sheer luck on the protagonist’s part, that they’d just get lucky and suddenly gain the power to fight him out of nowhere XD
That’s the thing. Chrysalis, Tirek, and especially Discord, are so overpowered that they need to be stupid for the main characters to have any reasonable chance of standing up to them XD
And that’s the thing too, is I was only counting an absolute win like they got what they wanted without screwing themselves over. Though, technically speaking, it’s actually impossible for pretty much any villain to take out the ponies and not screw themselves over: the ponies control the day/night cycle, the seasons, and the weather: unless a villain likes ruling over a stagnant, lifeless, desolate, post-extinction-event wasteland, they’d better keep those ponies around. That would have been my plot for Season 9, is Grogar actually returned for real and his goal was the end of the world: no ponies, no monsters, nothing alive, absolute end of all things. He’s a walking extinction event that can’t be reasoned with. Chrysalis, Cozy, and Tirek realize this and ultimately side with the ponies against him, reasoning they can’t conquer a dead world. Then play off of how, for as evil as those other villains are, they actually have some depth to them like Tirek’s sense of honor, Cozy’s beliefs of friendship, and Chrysalis actually having a sense of humor and using her shapeshifting for fun. Like, don’t redeem them but just give them a little bit of nuance that shows there’s a little more to them than just one-track power-hungry villains :D
Just Wayne
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab

Umbreon is best Pokemon!
@Badumsquish
All the methods that involve killing are completely forbidden by the great lord that is TV rating and Hasbro Studios. Literally no one, not even Discord, can oppose them. :P
But if Tirek actually did that and left Discord alive. Discord really almost had the Mane Six and Fluttershy killed because he has abandonment issue lol.
And Sombra kind of did that but he pretended to be defeated in the Crystal Empire. Imagine he went back to take over Crystal Empire after mind controlling the entire Equestria instead of staying there like a target.
The thing is, Discord is still pretty dumb for trusting a random stranger who looks shadier than a drug dealer, than the one mare and her friends who actually give him a chance, and then acts like “Oh no, the obvious villain who doesn’t care about anyone betrayed and took away my power. I should have trusted the group of ponies who literally defeated me with friendship in the past!”. His stupidity happened again when he gathered the 3 villains. They literally caused such a big problem at one point but he never even thought maybe, just maybe the villains he summoned may be behind it, that they’re now free, out and about and that may be dangerous. He never even teleported back to their lair to check. His universal power is really worthless if he doesn’t know how to use it properly.
And I mean Starlight would technically “win” if she actually ripped that scroll in half. She would trap herself in the past and in a world that would eventually become a wasteland. It’s not really a win but more like a suicide bombing kind of deal. Good thing she decided to not do that by herself. That shows just how good Starlight Glimmer actually is. :P
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@Wayneponeth
Cozy was definitely one of the smarter antagonists in the series, which is pretty telling just how thick a lot of them are. Potentially the smartest, though I think Season 3 pre-resurrection Sombra was smarter. Though, to be fair, all the rest of the villains have power sets that would allow them to just sweep the ponies unchallenged if they were smart and didn’t screw around. To wit, and only counting their first appearance:
-Nightmare Moon could have just killed the Mane Six instead of screwing around, since she is apparently more than a match for Celestia sans the Elements of Harmony.
-Discord could have just teleported the Mane Six, Celestia, and Luna into space, or turned them into cookies, or shot them 50,000 years into the future, or dumped them in a pocket dimension, or basically anything since he’s basically a god.
-Queen Chrysalis could have kept up her “I’m just bitchy Cadance” act and not teleported Twiggles to the caves, ie the ONE place Twilight could have gone that would allow her to foil Chrysalis’s plans.
-King Sombra could have just left the Crystal Empire and attacked the rest of Equestria, forcing the Mane Six to choose between guarding the Crystal Empire or abandoning it to stop him from killing Celestia and Luna: they can’t guard both kingdoms at once.
-Lord Tirek could have not kept his end of the bargain and just killed the Mane Six after he got what he wanted, since the ponies seemed to do literally everything in their power to let him win until like the last 5 seconds.
-Storm King could have either given Tempest Shadow what she wanted or killed her on the spot, depending on whether or not he suspected she’d betray him the second she had her horn back.
-Cozy Glow, once defeated, could have turned on the waterworks and claimed all she wanted was power so everyone would be her friend. Twilight would have handed her the Starlight treatment so fast it’d blown her freckles off and she’d now be in a position where she’d basically have unlimited attempts to stab them in the back since from then on out anything bad she did would be written off as a simple mistake on her way to reformation.
The only two who reasonably couldn’t have won, that is they were actually out-matched due to circumstances beyond their reasonable control, were Starlight and the Pony of Shadows: the former was beaten by genuine wit on the part of the Mane Six, and the latter lacked the power to fight back against both the Elements and the Pillars :P
Just Wayne
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab

Umbreon is best Pokemon!
  1. I mean there is a comic currently going on where the creator is saying the writers screwed over the characters and completely destroyed. They made the AU comic to rebuttal the finale of the show. They have their own opinions they want to express, even if it disagrees with the canon. I’m pretty sure I can do the same. I never really say other people can’t like Discord, but I just wanna let people know why I don’t like him. I know whatever I say will not change anyone’s mind anyway. I honestly have a lot of fun pointing out Discord’s terribleness too. Again, poor Fluttershy is forced to be with an abusive person. Someone has to defend her. It’s better if Discord is only Fluttershy’s friend, or even pet. That’s more kinky anyway.
  2. Being abusive and manipulative isn’t being chaotic. Discord can turn something alive to exist. He doesn’t need to pretend to be injured and treat other’s concerns for him like a joke. That’s not chaos that’s just being a jerk. Why does everyone use this defense anyway?
  3. If you think about it, Discord is also kind of a Mary Sue. He was easily forgiven from the problem he caused himself. He is quickly liked by everyone after one apology. He continues to get away with many setbacks because he is just so powerful and because everyone just likes him so much. When he literally almost destroyed the school under Starlight’s care and made a bugbear attack literal children, Starlight was the one that apologized to him instead of the other way around. Kind of funny the Mary Sue has to be the humble one toward him, so what does that make him? Again, at least Starlight is likable. Discord is just a annoying and obnoxious. This really just proves how biased the fandom is. So it’s fine to hate on Starlight who actually tries her best to be a good pony, just because she was smart enough to figure out a way to exploit Twilight’s power? She didn’t beat Twilight. She found a way to work around against Twilight so she had the advantage. How does using one’s own intelligence make them a Mary Sue? Then Discord who literally abuses, lies, and manipulates others is forgiven over and over again because he… appeared in earlier season? They’re literally the same but people pamper Discord while Starlight gets the short end of the stick. Poor Starlight, she works so hard to be better but the fandom rather lets an abuser go scot-free while she gets all the hate because she is smart. She truly deserves better.
  4. I have no idea whatever that power imbalances you’re talking about is. Discord is not that omnipotent. He got screwed over by a centaur for Celestia’s sake. Your last point actually makes me sad. You know what’s funny? I liked Discord before season 4. He was one of my favorite villains because I enjoyed his Joker-ish trolling personality. And I liked his antics even after his reformation. It was right after he betray everyone and Fluttershy, emphasis on Fluttershy, to Tirek, did I begin my hate toward him. I wished so, so much that he was the one tricking Tirek but he got his butt handed to him and lied there like a pathetic piece of noodle, and the worst of all, he was the one that did it all to himself. He became so pathetic and worthless I just couldn’t look at him on screen. I know he is popular but his following appearances never helped my opinions toward him. He either acts childish, self-absorbed, or obnoxious. He even actively hurts other and acts like he didn’t do any wrong like a misbehaving child afterward. Discord’s actions are always negative after his reformation, only exceptions being one episode and one small moment. I think no matter how popular he is, making him come back actually hurts him more than anything. He is just such a sad and pathetic little side character and my image of him will always be negative, especially after the finale. If only they went a different direction with him.
Well, I wrote a novel. Too bad I can’t publish it.
Background Pony #A806
  1. Yes, he’s abusive, but the writers wanted to make fluttercord real.
  2. Thing is, without chaos, he’ll vanish.
  3. Starlight though, was a Mary sue to some people. You may not think that, but the fact she defeated Twilight (an alicorn, mind you), and has that much power, is enough reason for some people to hate her. I know it fits her character at the time, but I’m pretty sure in reality, Starlight would’ve been easily squashed. (Not being rude, just pointing that fact out, and true, she reformed, but still.)
  4. The reason Discord got reformed might have had something to do with the fact that he senses power imbalances. And because he was pretty popular. (until Season 9.)
Just Wayne
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab

Umbreon is best Pokemon!
@Background Pony #A806
I mean I don’t care if people ship Discord with anyone. I’m really indifferent to shipping, but if people really wanna ignore what Discord has done then there really is something wrong here. This is something akin to seeing clear signs of an abusive boyfriend yet people insist to let things be because “She is nice to him”, like a one sided relationship where the kind and shy one is the one tolerating and making sacrifices. Poor Fluttershy is forced into an abusive relationship in which she has been betrayed, manipulated, and lied to. The best I can hope is Discord never does anything like that again. This honestly just proves that this fandom may also be the victim of Discord’s abuse and just like the in-universe characters, we rather keep letting him get away with it instead of making him own up to his actions. Seriously, what’s wrong with admitting Discord as a pet. What he is so prideful he can’t just accept a position like that? Then why did he become Tirek’s bitch in the first place?
Honestly I was also going to let go of Discord, but seeing so many people defending him and Badumsquish’s comments making me realize just how bad he is, I decided to stick to my guns. Discord is abusive, manipulative, childish, and a liar. He should have suffered punishments a long time ago but just like Starlight Glimmer, he gets away with everything scot-free. However, while Starlight eventually improved and actually cared about others, Discord continued to lie, hurt, and manipulate others as if he never learned anything and was ungrateful of being left free.
Background Pony #A806
@Wayneponeth
Fans have a right to ship what they ship.
No, I’m not gonna go there.
But, the thing is, fans don’t care about the stuff discord’s done, they’re only here mostly for the fluttercord ship.
@Wayneponeth
Ehh, don’t care much about discord, honestly.
Just Wayne
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab

Umbreon is best Pokemon!
@Badumsquish
Ha, if Cozy Glow ever did that. It would be because she is much more intelligent than Discord. She is literally just a pegasus and doesn’t possess omnipotent chaotic power, but she uses her charm and scheming to achieve something so much worse than Discord ever did. I mean that was the first time Canterlot used an entire troop on a freaking filly. Just imagine the difference between those two.
“Ummm, how do we tell if Cozy Glow is actually being genuine or is tricking us again?”
“That’s what makes her so risky. She is way too smart and adorable. She can always turn back against us without us ever knowing it. We need to make absolutely sure she stays on the right track.”
VS
“Ugh, Discord is summoning monsters to terrorize children again. Fluttershy, get the paddle, chain, and candle and keep your stupid pet under control.”
Actually, Cozy Glow was the one that foiled Discord’s plan in the finale. She was the one that united Chrysalis and Tirek to make them work together. She was the one that came up with how to retrieve the bell and hid it. She literally ruined Discord’s whole career because she is just way more intelligent. It’s funny how an actual child is more competent than a thousand year old chaos god who also acts like a child. That’s why I love Cozy Glow so much as a villain. XD
Badumsquish
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@Wayneponeth
In the end though, it’s a moral luck kind of scenario. Like, people argue that it was good to not attempt to forgive Cozy Glow in the same way as Discord and Starlight because she posed the exact same risk they did: that she’d go bum or fake redemption and then stab them in the back. It would have been neat if we got a bit of a back and forth acknowledging that, like imagine Twilight saying “We can’t trust Cozy. Nothing’s stopping her from just betraying us if we try to reform her”, then Fluttershy says “It worked with Discord”, then Twilight goes “Okay, but we got REALLY lucky with Discord”, then have Spike snarkily say “‘Lucky’ is pretty generous, Twi”. It wouldn’t be the first time Twilight’s been a hypocrite, so poking a bit of fun at it would have been pretty funny XD
@Wayneponeth
I’m envious. I speak decent enough Spanish that I can at least communicate, but calling it “fluent” would be strong XD