The tension wasn’t whether Cozy was a villain, by the time of What Lies Beneath, it was regarding how much
of one she was gonna be; Friendship University already had implied by the timing of the door opening she’d leaked the book before that, and the red flags were too huge by that episode. I believe the season was building up to her
getting the Tree of Harmony destroyed, but since that got pushed to S9 mid-way, that caused some of the jankiness in execution for the season’s arc.
Eh, don’t know. Her having chess as a hobby would be something, that I can say
I mean, it was more or less shown/implied in S9 that Cozy Glow likes chess, if she’d be choosing to play it. Given how many other little things she seems to be good at, I’d be more surprised if she wasn’t good at it.
An antihero is a character who does the right thing for the wrong reasons. Discord almost never does the right thing.
A freudian excuse is a traumatic incident that happened in a character’s past that made them decide to go evil. Plus he starts to disappear if he stops doing chaotic stuff, not evil. Chaos and evil are two different things.
That’s correct. Also, it might’ve furthermore been a consequence of the fact that he was in that dimension specifically, since his actions before then weren’t doing anything to him.
We also can’t really say it’s a “Freudian Excuse” if he, again, literally didn’t seem to know anything about it, and we have next to no backstory with him known whatsoever.