History Recap / MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1

26th Apr '16 11:07:04 AM StFan
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-> Special Guest Star: Creator/JohnDeLancie as Discord
-> Written by M.A. Larson

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-> Special ->Special Guest Star: Creator/JohnDeLancie as Discord
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Discord\\
Written by M.A. Larson



'''''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 TO BE CONTINUED]]'''''

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'''''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 TO '''''TO BE CONTINUED]]'''''
CONTINUED'''''



!!Continued in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 The Return of Harmony Part 2]]".

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!!Continued in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 The Return of Harmony Harmony, Part 2]]".



!!Tropes present in this episode (YMMV tropes can be found [[YMMV/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 here]]):

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!!Tropes present in this episode (YMMV tropes can be found [[YMMV/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 here]]):
!!Tropes:



* AndIMustScream: As the brainwashing effect by Discord takes place on them, the mane ponies could only be aware that they had fallen into Discord's traps.

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* AndIMustScream: As the brainwashing effect by Discord takes place on them, the mane Mane ponies could only be aware that they had fallen into Discord's traps.



* AsYouKnow: Celestia and Discord take a few moments to remind the viewers of the series premiere and what Element each pony represents.



* AsYouKnow: Celestia and Discord take a few moments to remind the viewers of the series premiere and what Element each pony represents.



* TheDarkTimes: Celestia refers to an era in which Discord ruled and caused endless suffering for Equestria. It is depicted in a stained-glass window as Discord holding ponies by puppet strings over a pit of fire.
** Complete with screaming!

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* TheDarkTimes: Celestia refers to an era in which Discord ruled and caused endless suffering for Equestria. It is depicted in a stained-glass window as Discord holding ponies by puppet strings over a pit of fire.
**
fire. Complete with screaming!



* EmbodimentOfVice: Each member of the "mane 6" is corrupted by Discord to represent the antithesis of their Element of Harmony:
** Pinkie Pie represents despair
** Fluttershy represents spite/cruelty
** Applejack represents deceitfulness
** Rainbow Dash represents betrayal and aloofness
** Rarity represents greed and envy
** In part 2, Twilight Sparkle briefly represents severance and disharmony

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* EmbodimentOfVice: Each member of the "mane 6" "Mane Six" is corrupted by Discord to represent the antithesis of their Element of Harmony:
** Pinkie Pie represents despair
despair;
** Fluttershy represents spite/cruelty
spite/cruelty;
** Applejack represents deceitfulness
deceitfulness;
** Rainbow Dash represents betrayal and aloofness
aloofness;
** Rarity represents greed and envy
envy;
** In part 2, Twilight Sparkle briefly represents severance and disharmonydisharmony.



-->'''Rainbow Dash:''' I'll ''always'' be loyal to the princess!\\

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-->'''Rainbow --->'''Rainbow Dash:''' I'll ''always'' be loyal to the princess!\\



** When Discord first appears in Canterlot Tower, and drifts into the next window, he is leaning on one of the images. He says "It's been quite lonely imprisoned in stone, but you wouldn't know that, would you, because ''I don't turn ponies into stone''!" and then he knocks on the image he's leaning on. Specifically, her head. The image is a picture of Fluttershy.
** Fluttershy is the only one of the mane six who Discord ''can't'' corrupt with his words alone. Instead, he has to use magic to brute-force brainwash her.

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** When Discord first appears in Canterlot Tower, and drifts into the next window, he is leaning on one of the images. He says "It's been quite lonely imprisoned in stone, but you wouldn't know that, would you, because ''I don't turn ponies into stone''!" and then he knocks on the image he's leaning on. Specifically, her head. The image is a picture of Fluttershy.
** Fluttershy is
Fluttershy. She's the only one of the mane six who Discord ''can't'' corrupt with his words alone. Instead, he has to use magic to brute-force brainwash her.



* IdiotBall: Twilight, throughout much of this episode on the next. Despite her friends not acting like themselves at all, she doesn't appear to suspect that her friends are under Discord's spell in any way; she acts like they've just suddenly decided to become {{Jerkass}}es for no apparent reason.
** She does, at least originally, cite "stress" as the reason she thinks they're acting up, and tries to tell herself that AJ's lies are just part of her imagination.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Discord is unsuccessful in his attempts to break Fluttershy, forcing him to simply hypnotize her the old fashioned way.

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* IdiotBall: Twilight, throughout much of this episode on the next. Despite her friends not acting like themselves at all, she doesn't appear to suspect that her friends are under Discord's spell in any way; she acts like they've just suddenly decided to become {{Jerkass}}es for no apparent reason.
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reason. She does, at least originally, cite "stress" as the reason she thinks they're acting up, and tries to tell herself that AJ's lies are just part of her imagination.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Discord is unsuccessful in his attempts to break Fluttershy, forcing him to simply hypnotize her the old fashioned old-fashioned way.



* LargeHam: Discord doesn't settle for a ominous dark clouds; he needs cotton candy clouds that rain chocolate milk. He deliberately invokes dramatic lightening to accompany his Evil Gloating.

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* LargeHam: Discord doesn't settle for a ominous dark clouds; he needs cotton candy clouds that rain chocolate milk. He deliberately invokes dramatic lightening lightning to accompany his Evil Gloating.



** The end of the episode. Discord has beaten the Mane 6, brainwashed most of them into betraying their elements and still has the Elements of Harmony in his possession. During his final gloat, he opens an inverted umbrella that '''meows''' before a lightning strike.

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** The end of the episode. Discord has beaten the Mane 6, Six, brainwashed most of them into betraying their elements and still has the Elements of Harmony in his possession. During his final gloat, he opens an inverted umbrella that '''meows''' before a lightning strike.



* SanitySlippage: The corrupted mane ponies spends the two-part episode having their misbehavior made worse every passing minute.

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* SanitySlippage: The corrupted mane Mane ponies spends the two-part episode having their misbehavior made worse every passing minute.



*** Rainbow Dash [[LeeroyJenkins charging at the stained glass window]] may be an allusion to Worf pointing his phaser at the viewscreen when Q's face appears on it in [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E1EncounterAtFarpoint "Encounter at Farpoint"]].
** Discord's status as [[BewareTheSillyOnes a "silly" acting villain]] with [[RealityWarper reality-warping abilities]] whose method of choice is psychologically attacking the heroines and breaking apart the bond they share may be inspired by Him from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' (which LaurenFaust worked on as well). He even appears as butterflies with his own face on them to tempt the yellow-furred [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]] of the group, something Him did with Bubbles in "All Chalked Up".

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*** Rainbow Dash [[LeeroyJenkins charging at the stained glass window]] may be an allusion to Worf pointing his phaser at the viewscreen when Q's face appears on it in [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E1EncounterAtFarpoint "Encounter at Farpoint"]].
** Discord's status as [[BewareTheSillyOnes a "silly" acting villain]] with [[RealityWarper reality-warping abilities]] whose method of choice is psychologically attacking the heroines and breaking apart the bond they share may be inspired by Him from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' (which LaurenFaust Creator/LaurenFaust worked on as well). He even appears as butterflies with his own face on them to tempt the yellow-furred [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]] of the group, something Him did with Bubbles in "All Chalked Up".



* TitleDrop: Ms Cheerilee calls the Cutie Mark Crusaders "My Little Ponies".

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* TitleDrop: Ms TitleDrop:
** Ms.
Cheerilee calls the Cutie Mark Crusaders "My Little Ponies".



** Discord also calls Mane Six "My Little Ponies" when he "wins"

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** Discord also calls Mane Six "My Little Ponies" when he "wins""wins".



** The buffaloes appearing from time to time are doing the [[IncrediblyLamePun Shuffle Off to Buffalo]].
* WeUsedToBeFriends: The conversation between the mane six themselves in their friendship's dark future that Discord shows to Applejack sums this up. Also see SelfFulfillingProphecy.

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** The buffaloes appearing from time to time are doing the [[IncrediblyLamePun Shuffle "Shuffle Off to Buffalo]].
Buffalo".
* WeUsedToBeFriends: The conversation between the mane six Mane Six themselves in their friendship's dark future that Discord shows to Applejack sums this up. Also see SelfFulfillingProphecy.



-->'''Apple Bloom:''' Cool, if you were actually victoryful at somethin'.
-->'''Sweetie Belle:''' That's not a word!
-->'''Scootaloo:''' What are you, a dictionary?

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-->'''Apple Bloom:''' Cool, if you were actually victoryful at somethin'.
-->'''Sweetie
somethin'.\\
'''Sweetie
Belle:''' That's not a word!
-->'''Scootaloo:'''
word!\\
'''Scootaloo:'''
What are you, a dictionary?
9th Sep '15 6:02:35 AM pvsage
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* YouHaveNoChanceToSurvive: Discord corrupts Rainbow Dash with the SadisticChoice of either taking her wings and leaving the game (to save her DoomedHometown) or "carry on aimlessly wandering this maze. Your choice."
2nd May '15 2:44:25 AM Silverblade2
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* [[EtTuBrute Et Tu, Friends?]]: From the corrupted TrueCompanions' twisted point of view, they believed that they were betrayed by their friends when in reality, they were brainwashed by Discord into doing so. In general, Twilight herself gets this whenever she finds her friends, one by one, acting different from themselves.

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* [[EtTuBrute Et Tu, Friends?]]: EtTuBrute: From the corrupted TrueCompanions' twisted point of view, they believed that they were betrayed by their friends when in reality, they were brainwashed by Discord into doing so. In general, Twilight herself gets this whenever she finds her friends, one by one, acting different from themselves.
23rd Mar '15 1:59:28 AM thatother1dude
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* JerkassBall: All of the corrupted ponies, especially Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy.
25th Feb '15 12:10:38 PM Timwi
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* YouMakeMeSic:
-->'''Apple Bloom:''' Cool, if you were actually victoryful at somethin'.
-->'''Sweetie Belle:''' That's not a word!
-->'''Scootaloo:''' What are you, a dictionary?
1st Jul '14 11:16:16 PM Vegos
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* HopeSpot: Downplayed twice in the maze. Rarity snaps out of it when Discord's trying to mess up her mind, but after a few seconds of fighting it, she falls for his trap; Fluttershy ''can'' resist him, but this being Discord, he just magically brainwashes her anyway. Played straight in the library, when Twilight finds the Elements, and it looks as if she can lead her friends to victory, only to realize no, they were too far gone and Discord still wins. Luckily, she later finds another way.
25th May '14 2:30:26 PM BigBertha
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Discord might have no issues tormenting ponies with his mind games and insane challenges, but turning them to stone is right out. Then again, Why would he ''want'' to use TakenForGranite on anybody? There's no fun and chaos in ''that''!


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* PragmaticVillainy: Discord might have no issues tormenting ponies with his mind games and insane challenges, but turning them to stone is right out. Then again, Why would he ''want'' to use TakenForGranite on anybody? There's no fun and chaos in ''that''!
15th May '14 10:35:10 AM Silverblade2
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** Fluttershy is the only one of the mane six who Discord ''can't'' corrupt with his words alone. Instead, he has to use magic to brute-force brainwash her. Fluttershy's resistance to his mind games becomes very relevant [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E11KeepCalmAndFlutterOn a season later]].

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** Fluttershy is the only one of the mane six who Discord ''can't'' corrupt with his words alone. Instead, he has to use magic to brute-force brainwash her. Fluttershy's resistance to his mind games becomes very relevant [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E11KeepCalmAndFlutterOn a season later]].
13th May '14 12:16:42 PM Silverblade2
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* CallBack: Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle make a subtle one to their respective sisters' behavior in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E8LookBeforeYouSleep Look Before You Sleep]]".
-->'''Apple Bloom:''' [to Scootaloo] Cool... if you were actually victoryful at somethin'.\\
'''Sweetie Belle:''' That's not a word!


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** Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle make a subtle one to their respective sisters' behavior in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E8LookBeforeYouSleep Look Before You Sleep]]".
-->'''Apple Bloom:''' [to Scootaloo] Cool... if you were actually victoryful at somethin'.\\
'''Sweetie Belle:''' That's not a word!
10th May '14 10:05:28 PM ThMole
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'''''TO BE CONTINUED'''''

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'''''TO '''''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 TO BE CONTINUED'''''
CONTINUED]]'''''
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