My opinion is this... ARE YOU CRAZY EVERYPONY? Discord was main villain in one episode, ONE EPISODE, and you are acting like you knew him for life. Seriously, i don't understand why everyone likes villains so much, i mean, they are hurting innocent people ( ponies ) and enjoying every minute of it. If someone tried to kill you even if you didn't do anything bad, how would you react? In fact, i never saw Discord as totally evil, simply as someone who wants to be free and have fun. I am glad he has more depht than just chaotic fun guy, don't you agree? Plus, he is not only manipulative villain in show- what about Chrysalis? I hate her, but i see everyone likes cruel and evil beasts who would destroy us and our world if they existed. (sarcasm): Hooray for apocalypse! I am sorry for being rude. I am just stating my opinion. But please, could someone explain me why everyone likes those cruel beast who would destroy us?
I'm against it, Discord being reformed is as silly as the Joker being reformed and I feel if the writers continue on a path of him being 'good' I feel it would be a loss to the show. We need more manipulative villains like Discord yet they are sadly not as common, and was because of the cruelty and selfishness of his actions towards others that I enjoyed him so much.
You don't need to kill or physically harm someone to be evil, and I felt Discord showed this very well in Return of Harmony. As of right now, unless I'm proven otherwise, I'm treating this as him faking his reform. Though it is possible that he may have gained a fondness for Fluttershy thus making her his "Morality Pet" (TV Tropes) but even then I don't believe it will last.
I dont really like it because Discord was like the only Vilan and i though the final episode for season three was going to be like the Mane Six and the CutieMark Crusaders would turn him back to stone! me no likey.
Voted "Ruined" ONLY because of the absence of a "too soon to tell" option (wanted to vote, but wasn't about to say "better"). We really need another option.
As it is... I don't really like it at the moment, but we can't really say where they're gonna go with this yet. All it takes is one half-decent episode detailing how in-character he still is and I'll be cool with whatever may or may not have changed.
I'm not worried at all, as he wasn't really evil. He was just a troll who wanted to pick on everyone. I don't even think he actually is 'reformed'. There's always the chance he could've played along just to stay out of that prison.
Realistically, even if he was reformed, that doesn't take away the Discord we all know and love. He has just been put under house arrest now and is under heavy watch.
^ This is basically my thoughts on the "issue", if you can even call it an issue.
He's still Discord, and really, even as a villain he was never EVIL... he just did what he wanted to because he could. He never harmed anyone, and the only reason for separating the Elements was to keep from turning to stone once more.
I don't get why a lot of bronies got into a huff over it. Now we've practically got promised re-appearances of Discord. It's not like his personality has changed, he's just more considerate and less selfish.
He's not ruined, but I honestly don't know if I approve. I've read other comments, and I feel the same way as others do. That he was never really 'evil' in the first place. He kinda reminds me of an energetic old man pickin' on little whippersnappers. XD I hope he still is a troll, or else he isn't Discord. I mean, Discord can't be Discord if doesn't cause a bit of discord. Am I right?
I guess I like it,but in my honest opinion.He fell too easily,They should've done another two-part special.On a side note:is it just me,or is flash getting more bouncy? Because I've noticed that they have gotten more bouncy and move to much.And pinkypie is to crazy....Sorry.Got off topic for a bit.Overall it is not that bad for Discord to be good,but he should have his own chaos capital of the world like he did in"the return of harmony"and should be a troll.
Well, I never actually thought about him like a villain, I mean, he's just having fun with magic. I would totally act the same if I had that power! So I don't get what is the difference between before and after... Except for freedom and how people relate to him...
I can't believe people don't like it. I mean, Discord was NEVER truly evil, he was more toward the neutral zone.
Yes, he was indeed devious, but he's the MASTER OF CHAOS. It's expected.
See, when I saw Discord in the season 2 opener, I could actually see him getting along like he is now. It's not like he HATED anypony, he just wanted things to go his way and of course, not get turned into stone.
The most "evil" he did was be selfish. His intentions were never to cause harm.
He didn't separate the elements of harmony out of malicious intent, but simply due to covering his behind so he wouldn't get Medusa'd all over again.
So, yeah, for those who still think "DISCORD IS RUINED!!!11", let me remind you that he's still the same, just less selfish.
Besides, this gives more reason for seeing him in the show again. So chill, bronies!!
I wouldn't say it ruined him, the episode was kinda rushed, but it has a very nice message to it, stating that no matter how evil something is, it always has a chance of redemption, just like epic mickey
Personally, I enjoyed the episode. It was quite rushed at the end, but still followed a (somewhat) logical scheme. They couldn't keep releasing evil Discord, so they fixed him. The fans do love that silly little draconequius.
To be honest, I think everyone complaining about that episode needs to shut up. /].< I heard so much crap about the episode that I expected it to suck, and/or be horribly written, like a couple other episodes *cough* Sombra *cough* But then I saw, with the exception of it suddenly rocketing through what's apparently a complete change in the last few minutes, it was a good episode and helped round off many of the characters a little more.
Seriously, after reading feedback from other bronies, I was beginning to think my best friend and I were the only ones who enjoyed it. /)__v I was mostly surprised because I know that if you're a brony, chances are you LOVE Discord, and so his return would bring tons of fans squealing in joy... I guessed wrong I suppose. .__________.'
I won't say the episode was perfect, but it WAS good, and memorable as well. I agree with you - if they didn't like it, oh well. Put it in with your pile of least-favorite episodes, and carry on! :3