History Recap / MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E11KeepCalmAndFlutterOn

16th Jul '16 3:12:28 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Discord knows Twilight and company will most surely find an alternative way to confront him once they realize he doesn't want to be reformed, so he uses his magic (and appetite) to get rid of any written spell that might affect him.
** Likewise, the reason he has to be so sneaky in the first place is because Celestia, learning from her main mistake the last time he was free, enchants the Elements to prevent him from just taking them by force again.



* HeelFaceBrainwashing: {{Discussed|Trope}}. Twilight seriously considers doing this to Discord, as a backup plan if he can't be reformed conventionally. However, Discord is [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy a few steps ahead of her]] and destroys the instructions for how to perform the spell.

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* HeelFaceBrainwashing: {{Discussed|Trope}}. Twilight seriously considers doing this to Discord, as a backup plan if he can't be reformed conventionally. However, Discord is [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy a few steps ahead of her]] her and destroys the instructions for how to perform the spell.
2nd Jun '16 12:39:15 PM StFan
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->'''Twilight:''' [[Film/AllAboutEve Hang on to your Elements, girls. It's gonna be a bumpy night]].

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->'''Twilight:''' [[Film/AllAboutEve Hang ->''"Hang on to your Elements, girls. It's gonna be a bumpy night]].
night."''
-->-- '''Twilight Sparkle'''



'''Discord:''' Now, look who's a liar. Anyone can plainly see that I'm not big at all. (''camera zooms out to show [[VisualPun he's barely the size of Angel Bunny]]'')

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'''Discord:''' Now, look who's a liar. Anyone can plainly see that I'm not big at all. (''camera ''[camera zooms out to show [[VisualPun he's barely the size of Angel Bunny]]'')Bunny]]]''



-->'''Twilight:''' [[WithDueRespect With all due respect]], Princess Celestia, '''''[[SuddenlyShouting HOW COULD YOU BRING DISCORD HERE]]?!?!''''' (''clears throat'') Your majesty.

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-->'''Twilight:''' [[WithDueRespect With all due respect]], Princess Celestia, '''''[[SuddenlyShouting HOW COULD YOU BRING DISCORD HERE]]?!?!''''' (''clears throat'') ''[clears throat]'' Your majesty.



-->'''Fluttershy:''' (''{{gasp}}'') Such language!

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-->'''Fluttershy:''' (''{{gasp}}'') ''[{{gasp}}]'' Such language!



** [[Film/AllAboutEve "Hang on to your Elements, girls. It's gonna be a bumpy night."]]

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** [[Film/AllAboutEve To ''Film/AllAboutEve'': "Hang on to your Elements, girls. It's gonna be a bumpy night."]]"



-->'''Twilight:''' With all due respect, Princess Celestia, '''''[[SuddenlyShouting HOW COULD YOU BRING DISCORD HERE]]?!?!''''' (''clears throat'') Your Majesty.

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-->'''Twilight:''' With all due respect, Princess Celestia, '''''[[SuddenlyShouting HOW COULD YOU BRING DISCORD HERE]]?!?!''''' (''clears throat'') ''[clears throat]'' Your Majesty.



'''Discord:''' (''groans'') All right... ''Friendshipismagic''.

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'''Discord:''' (''groans'') ''[groans]'' All right... ''Friendshipismagic''.



-->'''Discord:''' You think you can boss Discord around?! You think I'm gonna turn all this back because you say so? Because if I don't I'll lose the one friend I ever had? (''gasps in realization of what he just said'') [[{{Touche}} Well played, Fluttershy. Well played]].

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-->'''Discord:''' You think you can boss Discord around?! You think I'm gonna turn all this back because you say so? Because if I don't I'll lose the one friend I ever had? (''gasps ''[gasps in realization of what he just said'') said]'' [[{{Touche}} Well played, Fluttershy. Well played]].



2nd Mar '16 2:02:26 PM Josef5678
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* DisapprovingLook: Discord dismisses Fluttershy's "[[DeathGlare Stare]]" as "your disapproving eyeballs" because it has no affect on him.

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* DisapprovingLook: Discord dismisses Fluttershy's "[[DeathGlare Stare]]" as "your disapproving eyeballs" because it has no affect effect on him.
2nd Mar '16 9:37:41 AM pvsage
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* DisproportionateRetribution: Applejack insults a local beaver, that leads to him ''damming the Apple forest'' in retaliation.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Applejack insults a local beaver, that leads to him ''damming the Apple forest'' orchard'' in retaliation.
2nd Mar '16 9:36:08 AM pvsage
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* DisapprovingLook: Discord dismisses Fluttershy's "[[DeathGlare Stare]]" as "your disapproving eyeballs" because it has no affect on him.
29th Feb '16 7:49:23 PM Josef5678
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* HandWave: Princess Celestia explains explains she placed magical wards on the the Elements of Harmony to prevent Discord from stealing them [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 like last time]]. As for why such wards weren't (seemingly) in place before Discord broke out and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls the next time an Element was stolen]]...

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* HandWave: Princess Celestia explains explains she placed magical wards on the the Elements of Harmony to prevent Discord from stealing them [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 like last time]]. As for why such wards weren't (seemingly) in place before Discord broke out and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls the next time an Element was stolen]]...
29th Feb '16 7:42:00 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ForcedMeme: One of the show's staff said that Discord will say something that would "make the fandom explode!" He says [[TitleDrop "Friendship is magic."]] Given the Base Breaker nature of the episode (and the awkwardness of the line lampshaded by Discord's delivery of it), it didn't work out that way.

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* ForcedMeme: One of the show's staff said that Discord will say something that would "make the fandom explode!" He says [[TitleDrop "Friendship is magic."]] Given the Base Breaker nature divisive reception of the episode (and the awkwardness of the line lampshaded by Discord's delivery of it), it didn't work out that way.


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* HandWave: Princess Celestia explains explains she placed magical wards on the the Elements of Harmony to prevent Discord from stealing them [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 like last time]]. As for why such wards weren't (seemingly) in place before Discord broke out and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls the next time an Element was stolen]]...
20th Dec '15 1:08:48 PM Scrounge
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** Why was Fluttershy so shocked by the beavers' language? Perhaps they used the word "dam(n)".
5th Dec '15 8:50:14 AM Josef5678
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* NotInTheFace: Rarity pleading "Not the dress! NOT THE DRESS!" to the animated soup tureen.

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* NotInTheFace: Rarity pleading "Not the dress! NOT THE DRESS!" to the animated soup tureen.gravy boat.
26th Nov '15 4:29:16 PM Peridonyx
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** Likewise, the reason he has to be so sneaky in the first place is because Celestia, learning from her main mistake the last time he was free, enchants the Elements to prevent him from just taking them by force again.
29th Oct '15 1:24:36 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GenreSavvy:
** Twilight and friends know that Discord's going to find some way to bring his chaos onto Ponyville despite any assurance he may give.
** Celestia as well; she enchants the Elements of Harmony so Discord can't remove them by force or teleport/hide them away as he did the first time.
17th Jul '15 9:08:07 AM GrantMK2
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: While he bullied the ponies out of self defense in "The Return of Harmony", Fluttershy calls Discord "a real sweetheart once you get to know him".

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: While he bullied the ponies out of self defense in "The Return of Harmony", Fluttershy calls Discord "a real sweetheart once you get to know him".
19th May '15 12:37:40 PM Jackie-Chaos-Bunny
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->'''Discord:''' I'm Discord! The Master of Chaos! You think you can just boss Discord around? You think I'm going to turn all this back because you say so? Because if I don't, [[ExplainExplainOhCrap I'll lose the one friend I ever had]]?

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->'''Discord:''' I'm Discord! The Master of Chaos! You think you can just boss Discord around? You think I'm going to turn all this back because you say so? Because if I don't, [[ExplainExplainOhCrap I'll lose the one friend I ever had]]?


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-->'''Discord:''' You think you can boss Discord around? You think I'm going to turn all this back because ''you'' say so? Because if I don't, I'll lose ''the one friend I ever had''?
19th Mar '15 2:52:38 PM StFan
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* CassandraTruth: Twilight and Rarity don't believe Spike when he says that the "guest" accompanying Celestia is Discord. Then they see who's in that second chariot behind her...

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* CassandraTruth: Twilight and Rarity don't believe Spike when he says that the "guest" accompanying Celestia is Discord. Then they see who's in that second chariot behind her...her....



* CreditsGag: Tabitha St. Germain was the one who provided the voice to the gravy boat. It should be pointed out that the gravy boat was mute.

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* CreditsGag: Tabitha St. Germain was is the one who provided the voice to the gravy boat. It should be pointed out that the gravy boat was is mute.



* ScreamsLikeaLittleGirl: Angel, of all bunnies.

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* ScreamsLikeaLittleGirl: ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Angel, of all bunnies.



* TakingAdvantageofGenerosity: Or of Kindness in the present case. After Fluttershy gives her word that she won't use her Element of Harmony against him, Discord figures he has himself a "Get Out of Jail Free" card, and that there isn't a damn thing anypony can do about it because, in his words, "we're ''friends''!" Thankfully, [[RageBreakingPoint even Fluttershy has her limits]] to how much of Discord's antics she can take.

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* TakingAdvantageofGenerosity: TakingAdvantageOfGenerosity: Or of Kindness in the present case. After Fluttershy gives her word that she won't use her Element of Harmony against him, Discord figures he has himself a "Get Out of Jail Free" card, and that there isn't a damn thing anypony can do about it because, in his words, "we're ''friends''!" Thankfully, [[RageBreakingPoint even Fluttershy has her limits]] to how much of Discord's antics she can take.
9th Feb '15 8:46:09 AM Eegah
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** Discord inviting Fluttershy to go water skiing and then ice skating with it shows that he'd come to truly value their friendship, even before he himself realizes it.

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** Discord inviting Fluttershy to go water skiing and then ice skating with it him shows that he'd come to truly value their friendship, even before he himself realizes it.
9th Feb '15 8:45:26 AM Eegah
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** Discord inviting Fluttershy to go water skiing and then ice skating with it shows that he'd come to truly value their friendship, even before he himself realizes it.
12th Dec '14 11:04:07 PM Usagi1992
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* TakingAdvantageofGenerosity: Or of Kindness in the present case. After Fluttershy gives her word that she won't use her Element of Harmony against him, Discord figures he has himself a "Get Out of Jail Free" card, and that there isn't a darn thing anypony can do about it because, in his words, "we're ''friends''!" Thankfully, [[RageBreakingPoint even Fluttershy has her limits]] to how much of Discord's antics she can take.

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* TakingAdvantageofGenerosity: Or of Kindness in the present case. After Fluttershy gives her word that she won't use her Element of Harmony against him, Discord figures he has himself a "Get Out of Jail Free" card, and that there isn't a darn damn thing anypony can do about it because, in his words, "we're ''friends''!" Thankfully, [[RageBreakingPoint even Fluttershy has her limits]] to how much of Discord's antics she can take.
27th Nov '14 11:25:37 AM StFan
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* WhatHaveWeEar: Discord pulls a carrot out of Angel's ear. A carrot that happens to talk, and is in fact Discord's tooth.
10th Nov '14 7:59:18 PM SuddenFrost
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* WholePlotReference: As if the ActorAllusion wasn't enough already, the episode greatly mirrors the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E13DejaQ}} "Déjà Q"]]. Like this episode, it takes place during the third season, involves John de Lancie's character being rejected by most of the cast who think the idea of him turning over a new leaf is insane, striking an odd bond with one of the main characters, and eventually making a genuine HeelFaceTurn because of it, which in turn leads to him taking on the role moreso of a TricksterMentor in future episodes to allow him to still antagonize the show's protagonists but be a bit more noble about it.

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* WholePlotReference: As if the ActorAllusion wasn't enough already, the episode greatly mirrors the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E13DejaQ}} [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E13DejaQ "Déjà Q"]]. Like this episode, it takes place during the third season, involves John de Lancie's character being rejected by most of the cast who think the idea of him turning over a new leaf is insane, striking an odd bond with one of the main characters, and eventually making a genuine HeelFaceTurn because of it, which in turn leads to him taking on the role moreso of a TricksterMentor in future episodes to allow him to still antagonize the show's protagonists but be a bit more noble about it.
27th Oct '14 4:02:55 AM StFan
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!!Tropes present in this episode: [[YMMV/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E11KeepCalmAndFlutterOn YMMV tropes here.]]

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!!Tropes present in this episode: [[YMMV/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E11KeepCalmAndFlutterOn YMMV tropes here.]]
!!Tropes:



'''Pinkie Pie:''' And making yummy delicious chocolate milk rain all over the place without a single dollop of whipped cream to go with it ''anywhere in sight''--'''[[FelonyMisdemeanor NOT A SINGLE DOLLOP!]]'''

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'''Pinkie Pie:''' And making yummy delicious chocolate milk rain all over the place without a single dollop of whipped cream to go with it ''anywhere in sight''--'''[[FelonyMisdemeanor sight'' -- '''[[FelonyMisdemeanor NOT A SINGLE DOLLOP!]]'''DOLLOP!]]'''
* AsideComment:
** Discord nods at the audience right after he casts a spell on a colony of beavers at the beginning of the episode.
** Fluttershy turns to the camera and says "Oh dear" after Discord reveals he'll be living with her.



* AsideComment
** Discord nods at the audience right after he casts a spell on a colony of beavers at the beginning of the episode.
** Fluttershy turns to the camera and says "Oh dear" after Discord reveals he'll be living with her.



* BatmanGambit

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* BatmanGambitBatmanGambit:



* BreakingTheFourthWall: Discord (after he enchants the beavers).
* TheBusCameBack: For Discord. He hasn't been seen since the season 2 preimer.

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Discord (after he enchants the beavers).
* TheBusCameBack: For Discord. He hasn't been seen since the season 2 preimer. premiere.



* CallBack

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* CallBackCallBack:



* ContinuityNod: Fluttershy is identified--by Celestia herself--as being uniquely qualified to reform Discord. Back in "The Return of Harmony", Fluttershy was the only one of the Mane Six who wasn't susceptible to Discord's silver tongue; he only corrupted her by using magic to brainwash her.

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* ContinuityNod: Fluttershy is identified--by identified -- by Celestia herself--as herself -- as being uniquely qualified to reform Discord. Back in "The Return of Harmony", Fluttershy was the only one of the Mane Six who wasn't susceptible to Discord's silver tongue; he only corrupted her by using magic to brainwash her.



** Celestia as well; she enchants the Elements of Harmony so Discord can't remove them by force or teleport/hide them away as he did the first time.



* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: Fluttershy invites the rest of the Mane Six to dinner at her cottage to prove that Discord can be civil.



* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: Fluttershy invites the rest of the Mane Six to dinner at her cottage to prove that Discord can be civil.



* EasilyForgiven: Downplayed. Except for Fluttershy, The Mane Six ''haven't'' forgiven him and even Celestia, who came up with the idea in the first place, decides to leave the Elements with The Mane Six, "just in case". Also, justified, since he had to earn their forgiveness and trust.
* ExplainExplainOhCrap: Near the end of the episode, after Discord succeeds in securing his freedom and Fluttershy declares that she is not Discord's friend, Discord begins to rant that he isn't going to undo what he's done even if it means losing the one friend that he's ever had.....Only to abruptly realizes that yes, as a matter of fact, her friendship ''does'' mean a great deal to him.
* EvilPlan: Discord plans to usurp Celestia's plan to redeem him into a plan to make himself safe from the Elements of Harmony and then, once again, recreate his WorldOfChaos. It backfires when he realizes he care about his friendship with Fluttershy.

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* EasilyForgiven: Downplayed. Except for Fluttershy, The Mane Six ''haven't'' forgiven him and even Celestia, who came up with the idea in the first place, decides to leave the Elements with The the Mane Six, "just in case". Also, justified, since he had to earn their forgiveness and trust.
* ExplainExplainOhCrap: Near the end of the episode, after Discord succeeds in securing his freedom and Fluttershy declares that she is not Discord's friend, Discord begins to rant that he isn't going to undo what he's done even if it means losing the one friend that he's ever had.....Only to abruptly realizes that yes, as a matter of fact, her friendship ''does'' mean a great deal to him.
* EvilPlan: Discord plans to usurp Celestia's plan to redeem him into a plan to make himself safe from the Elements of Harmony and then, once again, recreate his WorldOfChaos. It backfires when he realizes he care about his friendship with Fluttershy.
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* ExtremeDoormat: Self enforced by Fluttershy, who plays nice with malicious prankster Discord in hopes he will genuinely come around.
* ForcedMeme: One of the show's staff said that Discord will say something that would "make the fandom explode!" He says [[TitleDrop "Friendship is Magic."]] Given the Base Breaker nature of the episode (and the awkwardness of the line lampshaded by Discord's delivery of it), it didn't work out that way.

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* EvilPlan: Discord plans to usurp Celestia's plan to redeem him into a plan to make himself safe from the Elements of Harmony and then, once again, recreate his WorldOfChaos. It backfires when he realizes he care about his friendship with Fluttershy.
* ExplainExplainOhCrap: Near the end of the episode, after Discord succeeds in securing his freedom and Fluttershy declares that she is not Discord's friend, Discord begins to rant that he isn't going to undo what he's done even if it means losing the one friend that he's ever had... only to abruptly realizes that yes, as a matter of fact, her friendship ''does'' mean a great deal to him.
* ExtremeDoormat: Self enforced Self-enforced by Fluttershy, who plays nice with malicious prankster Discord in hopes he will genuinely come around.
* ForcedMeme: One of the show's staff said that Discord will say something that would "make the fandom explode!" He says [[TitleDrop "Friendship is Magic.magic."]] Given the Base Breaker nature of the episode (and the awkwardness of the line lampshaded by Discord's delivery of it), it didn't work out that way.



* GenreSavvy

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* GenreSavvyGenreSavvy:



** Celestia as well; she enchants the Elements of Harmony so Discord can't remove them by force or teleport/hide them away as he did the first time.
* GiveMeAReason: Except for Fluttershy, The Mane Six are more than ready to use the Elements against Discord the moment he goes too far, and they make this very clear to him just moments after he's freed.



* GiveMeAReason: Except for Fluttershy, The Mane Six are more than ready to use the Elements against Discord the moment he goes too far, and they make this very clear to him just moments after he's freed.



'''Discord:''' Now, look who's a liar. Anyone can plainly see that I'm not big at all. ''(camera zooms out to show [[VisualPun he's barely the size of Angel Bunny]])''

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'''Discord:''' Now, look who's a liar. Anyone can plainly see that I'm not big at all. ''(camera (''camera zooms out to show [[VisualPun he's barely the size of Angel Bunny]])''Bunny]]'')



-->'''Fluttershy:''' Oh, dear...

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-->'''Fluttershy:''' --->'''Fluttershy:''' Oh, dear...



* ProperlyParanoid

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* ProperlyParanoidProperlyParanoid:



-->'''Twilight:''' [[WithDueRespect With all due respect]], Princess Celestia, '''''[[SuddenlyShouting HOW COULD YOU BRING DISCORD HERE]]?!?!''''' ''(clears throat)'' Your majesty.

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-->'''Twilight:''' [[WithDueRespect With all due respect]], Princess Celestia, '''''[[SuddenlyShouting HOW COULD YOU BRING DISCORD HERE]]?!?!''''' ''(clears throat)'' (''clears throat'') Your majesty.



* ReformedButNotTamed: Discord vows to use his powers for good, 'most of the time'.

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* ReformedButNotTamed: Discord vows to use his powers for good, 'most "most of the time'.time".



* RollOutTheRedCarpet: Discord does this with his tongue....And he happens to be inside the fully rolled-out carpet too...

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* RollOutTheRedCarpet: Discord does this with his tongue....And tongue... and he happens to be inside the fully rolled-out carpet too...too....



-->'''Fluttershy:''' ''({{gasp}})'' Such language!

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-->'''Fluttershy:''' ''({{gasp}})'' (''{{gasp}}'') Such language!



* SequelEpisode: To "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 The Return]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 of Harmony]]"; after the Mane Six trap Discord in stone, Princess Celestia orders them to release him so he can be reformed.
* ShipTease

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* SequelEpisode: To "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 The [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 "The Return]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 of Harmony]]"; Harmony"]]; after the Mane Six trap Discord in stone, Princess Celestia orders them to release him so he can be reformed.
* ShipTeaseShipTease:



** The title was originally going to be "[[WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends Fluttershy's Home for Reformed Draconequi]]".

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** The title was originally going to be "[[WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends Fluttershy's [[WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends "Fluttershy's Home for Reformed Draconequi]]".Draconequi"]].



* [[TakingAdvantageofGenerosity Taking Advantage of Kindness]]: After Fluttershy gives her word that she won't use her Element of Harmony against him, Discord figures he has himself a "Get Out of Jail Free" card, and that there isn't a darn thing anypony can do about it because, in his words, "we're ''friends''!" Thankfully, [[RageBreakingPoint even Fluttershy has her limits]] to how much of Discord's antics she can take.

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* [[TakingAdvantageofGenerosity Taking Advantage TakingAdvantageofGenerosity: Or of Kindness]]: Kindness in the present case. After Fluttershy gives her word that she won't use her Element of Harmony against him, Discord figures he has himself a "Get Out of Jail Free" card, and that there isn't a darn thing anypony can do about it because, in his words, "we're ''friends''!" Thankfully, [[RageBreakingPoint even Fluttershy has her limits]] to how much of Discord's antics she can take.



* WholePlotReference: As if the ActorAllusion wasn't enough already, the episode greatly mirrors the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E13DejaQ}} Déjà Q]]". Like this episode, it takes place during the third season, involves John de Lancie's character being rejected by most of the cast who think the idea of him turning over a new leaf is insane, striking an odd bond with one of the main characters, and eventually making a genuine HeelFaceTurn because of it, which in turn leads to him taking on the role moreso of a TricksterMentor in future episodes to allow him to still antagonize the show's protagonists but be a bit more noble about it.

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* WholePlotReference: As if the ActorAllusion wasn't enough already, the episode greatly mirrors the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E13DejaQ}} Déjà Q]]".[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E13DejaQ}} "Déjà Q"]]. Like this episode, it takes place during the third season, involves John de Lancie's character being rejected by most of the cast who think the idea of him turning over a new leaf is insane, striking an odd bond with one of the main characters, and eventually making a genuine HeelFaceTurn because of it, which in turn leads to him taking on the role moreso of a TricksterMentor in future episodes to allow him to still antagonize the show's protagonists but be a bit more noble about it.
17th Sep '14 5:10:39 PM Peridonyx
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** Celestia as well; she enchants the Elements of Harmony so Discord can't remove them by force or teleport/hide them away as he did the first time.



** Celestia, as usual; she enchanted the Elements of Harmony so Discord can't remove them by force or teleport/hide them away, as he did the first time.
30th Aug '14 5:01:52 PM BigBertha
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: While he bullied the ponies out of self defense in "The Return of Harmony", Fluttershy calls Discord "a real sweetheart once you get to know him".
2nd Jul '14 7:24:31 PM CJCroen1393
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* WhamLine:
-->'''Discord:''' You think you can boss Discord around?! You think I'm gonna turn all this back because you say so? Because if I don't I'll lose the one friend I ever had? (''gasps in realization of what he just said'') [[{{Touche}} Well played, Fluttershy. Well played]].
8th Jun '14 2:34:17 AM Silverblade2
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** And a much more long term on as Celestia mentions [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 they'll have need for his powers later on]]. For the time being she just wants to reign in his chaos.
** ''Possible'' one: Twilight's ''How could you bring Discord here?!'' line isn't just loud, but quite amplified with an echo. [[Recap/LunaEclipsed We know someone who can talk like that]] at will, though Twi's not up to her her level yet. It could be the first sign of what happens in Recap/MagicalMysteryCure. ''Or'' it could simply be something the showmakers did because it's funny.
29th May '14 10:08:54 PM EcliptorCalrissian
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** And a much more long term on as Celestia mentions they'll have need for his powers later on. For the time being she just wants to reign in his chaos.

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** And a much more long term on as Celestia mentions [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 they'll have need for his powers later on. on]]. For the time being she just wants to reign in his chaos.chaos.
**''Possible'' one: Twilight's ''How could you bring Discord here?!'' line isn't just loud, but quite amplified with an echo. [[Recap/LunaEclipsed We know someone who can talk like that]] at will, though Twi's not up to her her level yet. It could be the first sign of what happens in Recap/MagicalMysteryCure. ''Or'' it could simply be something the showmakers did because it's funny.
29th Mar '14 7:21:45 PM Psi001
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* DisproportionateRetribution: Applejack insults a local beaver, that leads to him ''damming the Apple forest'' in retaliation.


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* ExtremeDoormat: Self enforced by Fluttershy, who plays nice with malicious prankster Discord in hopes he will genuinely come around.


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* RejectedApology: After getting Fluttershy to play peace keeper, Applejack finally relents and apologizes to the beaver who was feuding with the Apples...and gets an angry raspberry in response. However it backs down when Fluttershy firmly reminds it they had a deal.
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** And a much more long term on as Celestia mentions they'll have need for his powers later on. For the time being she just wants to reign in his chaos.
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** In title to a WorldWarII-era British public safety poster--"keep calm and carry on"--that has been [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/keep-calm-and-carry-on subject]] to MemeticMutation and [[http://www.welovefine.com/816-keep-calm-brony.html has previously been referenced by]] TheMerch.

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** In title to a WorldWarII-era UsefulNotes/WorldWarII-era British public safety poster--"keep poster -- "keep calm and carry on"--that on" -- that has been [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/keep-calm-and-carry-on subject]] to MemeticMutation and [[http://www.welovefine.com/816-keep-calm-brony.html has previously been referenced by]] TheMerch.



** Discord briefly dons a [[Literature/AliceInWonderland blue suit and top hat while having tea with Angel Bunny]].

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** Discord briefly dons a [[Literature/AliceInWonderland [[Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland blue suit and top hat while having tea with Angel Bunny]].



-->'''Twilight:''' With all due respect, Princess Celestia, '''''[[SuddenlyShouting HOW COULD YOU BRING DISCORD HERE]]?!?!''''' ''(clears throat)'' Your Majesty.

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-->'''Twilight:''' With all due respect, Princess Celestia, '''''[[SuddenlyShouting HOW COULD YOU BRING DISCORD HERE]]?!?!''''' ''(clears throat)'' (''clears throat'') Your Majesty.



--> '''Twilight:''' "With all due respect, Princess Celestia--'''HOW COULD YOU BRING DISCORD HERE?!'''"

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--> '''Twilight:''' "With -->'''Twilight:''' With all due respect, Princess Celestia--'''HOW Celestia -- '''HOW COULD YOU BRING DISCORD HERE?!'''"HERE?!'''



'''Discord:''' ''(groans)'' All right... ''Friendshipismagic''.

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'''Discord:''' ''(groans)'' (''groans'') All right... ''Friendshipismagic''.



* WholePlotReference: As if the ActorAllusion wasn't enough already, the episode greatly mirrors the ''StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E13DejaQ}} Déjà Q]]." Like this episode, it takes place during the third season, involves John de Lancie's character being rejected by most of the cast who think the idea of him turning over a new leaf is insane, striking an odd bond with one of the main characters, and eventually making a genuine HeelFaceTurn because of it, which in turn leads to him taking on the role moreso of a TricksterMentor in future episodes to allow him to still antagonize the show's protagonists but be a bit more noble about it.

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* WholePlotReference: As if the ActorAllusion wasn't enough already, the episode greatly mirrors the ''StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E13DejaQ}} Déjà Q]]." Q]]". Like this episode, it takes place during the third season, involves John de Lancie's character being rejected by most of the cast who think the idea of him turning over a new leaf is insane, striking an odd bond with one of the main characters, and eventually making a genuine HeelFaceTurn because of it, which in turn leads to him taking on the role moreso of a TricksterMentor in future episodes to allow him to still antagonize the show's protagonists but be a bit more noble about it.



* WorldHealingWave: Discord, of all people, uses one to restore Sweet Apple Acres after his HeelRealization.

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* WorldHealingWave: Discord, of all people, beings, uses one to restore Sweet Apple Acres after his HeelRealization.HeelRealization.
27th Jan '14 7:36:07 AM AbstractIndigo
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19th Jan '14 12:47:29 AM ChrisCmoney
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* WholePlotReference: As if the ActorAllusion wasn't enough already, the episode greatly mirrors the ''StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Deja Q." Like this episode, it takes place during the third season, involves John de Lancie's character being shunned by most of the cast who think the idea of him turning over a new leaf is insane, striking an odd bond with one of the main characters, and eventually making a genuine HeelFaceTurn because of it, which in turn leads to him taking on the role moreso of a TricksterMentor in future episodes to allow him to still antagonize the show's protagonists but be a bit more noble about it.

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* WholePlotReference: As if the ActorAllusion wasn't enough already, the episode greatly mirrors the ''StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Deja Q."[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E13DejaQ}} Déjà Q]]." Like this episode, it takes place during the third season, involves John de Lancie's character being shunned rejected by most of the cast who think the idea of him turning over a new leaf is insane, striking an odd bond with one of the main characters, and eventually making a genuine HeelFaceTurn because of it, which in turn leads to him taking on the role moreso of a TricksterMentor in future episodes to allow him to still antagonize the show's protagonists but be a bit more noble about it.
19th Jan '14 12:43:59 AM ChrisCmoney
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* WholePlotReference: As if the ActorAllusion wasn't enough already, the episode greatly mirrors the ''StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Deja Q." Like this episode, it takes place during the third season, involves John de Lancie's character being shunned by most of the cast who think the idea of him turning over a new leaf is insane, striking an odd bond with one of the main characters, and eventually making a genuine HeelFaceTurn because of it, which in turn leads to him taking on the role moreso of a TricksterMentor in future episodes to allow him to still antagonize the show's protagonists but be a bit more noble about it.
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Just because Fluttershy is being nice to Discord doesn't mean that she has forgotten what he is, and that he's trying to use her niceness against her. She has to bluntly remind [[WhatTheHellHero the rest of the Mane Six of this]] after she gets a lot of grief from them for appearing to be too soft on Discord]].

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Just because Fluttershy is being nice to Discord doesn't mean that she has forgotten what he is, and that he's trying to use her niceness against her. She has to bluntly remind [[WhatTheHellHero the rest of the Mane Six of this]] after she gets a lot of grief from them for appearing to be too soft on Discord]].Discord.
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Discord does this [[spoiler: to ''himself'']] when he asks [[spoiler:Fluttershy if she thought he'd give up his WorldOfChaos for her sake. The moment he asks, he starts thinking about the question.]]

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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Discord does this [[spoiler: to ''himself'']] ''himself'' when he asks [[spoiler:Fluttershy Fluttershy if she thought he'd give up his WorldOfChaos for her sake. The moment he asks, he starts thinking about the question.]]



** Discord nods at the audience right after he [[spoiler:casts a spell on a colony of beavers]] at the beginning of the episode.

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** Discord nods at the audience right after he [[spoiler:casts casts a spell on a colony of beavers]] beavers at the beginning of the episode.



** [[spoiler:Fluttershy knew all along that Discord was only pretending to be reformed; she hoped that allowing him some measure of freedom and showing him kindness would help convince him to use his powers for good.]]
** [[spoiler:Discord repeats his shtick of trying to turn the Mane Six against each other, but it's just to distract them from his real plan to get Fluttershy to promise to never use her Element of Harmony against him, which she'd never break. [[OutGambitted Fluttershy's tactics are the only reason he's not ruling the world again at the end]].]]
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: [[spoiler: Discord genuinely reforms because Fluttershy was kind to him.]]
* [[spoiler:BecomingTheMask: Discord pretends Fluttershy's reforming him to trick her into promising not to use the Element of Kindness against him but after finding out she considers him a friend, he can't bring himself to lose that friendship by turning Equestria back into a WorldOfChaos.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Just because Fluttershy is being nice to Discord doesn't mean that she has forgotten what he is, [[spoiler:and that he's trying to use her niceness against her. She has to bluntly remind [[WhatTheHellHero the rest of the Mane Six of this]] after she gets a lot of grief from them for appearing to be too soft on Discord]].
* BlushSticker: Fluttershy gets one when Celestia states how confident she is that Fluttershy's the right pony to reform Discord, [[spoiler:and again when Twilight reaffirms this during her recap at the end of the episode]].
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Discord ([[spoiler:after he enchants the beavers]]).

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** [[spoiler:Fluttershy Fluttershy knew all along that Discord was only pretending to be reformed; she hoped that allowing him some measure of freedom and showing him kindness would help convince him to use his powers for good.]]
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** [[spoiler:Discord Discord repeats his shtick of trying to turn the Mane Six against each other, but it's just to distract them from his real plan to get Fluttershy to promise to never use her Element of Harmony against him, which she'd never break. [[OutGambitted Fluttershy's tactics are the only reason he's not ruling the world again at the end]].]]
end]].
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: [[spoiler: Discord genuinely reforms because Fluttershy was kind to him.]]
him.
* [[spoiler:BecomingTheMask: BecomingTheMask: Discord pretends Fluttershy's reforming him to trick her into promising not to use the Element of Kindness against him but after finding out she considers him a friend, he can't bring himself to lose that friendship by turning Equestria back into a WorldOfChaos.]]
WorldOfChaos.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Just because Fluttershy is being nice to Discord doesn't mean that she has forgotten what he is, [[spoiler:and and that he's trying to use her niceness against her. She has to bluntly remind [[WhatTheHellHero the rest of the Mane Six of this]] after she gets a lot of grief from them for appearing to be too soft on Discord]].
* BlushSticker: Fluttershy gets one when Celestia states how confident she is that Fluttershy's the right pony to reform Discord, [[spoiler:and and again when Twilight reaffirms this during her recap at the end of the episode]].
episode.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Discord ([[spoiler:after (after he enchants the beavers]]).beavers).



** [[spoiler:Even though Discord ''and her friends'' think she's gullible, Fluttershy proves she [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E19PuttingYourHoofDown knows how to assert herself]] when necessary.]]

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** [[spoiler:Even Even though Discord ''and her friends'' think she's gullible, Fluttershy proves she [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E19PuttingYourHoofDown knows how to assert herself]] when necessary.]]



* CharacterDevelopment: [[spoiler:By the end of the episode, Discord genuinely seems to have been reformed to some extent, rather than simply maintaining the status quo and having him petrified again.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:The beavers, and by extension, the fact that Sweet Apple Acres could be flooded if the river running through it is dammed.]]

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* CharacterDevelopment: [[spoiler:By By the end of the episode, Discord genuinely seems to have been reformed to some extent, rather than simply maintaining the status quo and having him petrified again.]]
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* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:The The beavers, and by extension, the fact that Sweet Apple Acres could be flooded if the river running through it is dammed.]]



* [[spoiler:DefeatMeansFriendship: In this case, Discord is defeated ''by'' friendship, in a manner of speaking.]]
* DidYouActuallyBelieve: Towards the end, Discord taunts Fluttershy for thinking that she could ever get him to reform. [[spoiler:Then he utters the words "Because if I don't, I'll lose the one friend I ever had!?" and begins to really reflect on them]].

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* [[spoiler:DefeatMeansFriendship: DefeatMeansFriendship: In this case, Discord is defeated ''by'' friendship, in a manner of speaking.]]
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* DidYouActuallyBelieve: Towards the end, Discord taunts Fluttershy for thinking that she could ever get him to reform. [[spoiler:Then Then he utters the words "Because if I don't, I'll lose the one friend I ever had!?" and begins to really reflect on them]].them.



* EasilyForgiven: [[spoiler: Downplayed. Except for Fluttershy, The Mane Six ''haven't'' forgiven him and even Celestia, who came up with the idea in the first place, decides to leave the Elements with The Mane Six, "just in case". Also, justified, since he had to earn their forgiveness and trust]].
* ExplainExplainOhCrap: [[spoiler:Near the end of the episode, after Discord succeeds in securing his freedom and Fluttershy declares that she is not Discord's friend, Discord begins to rant that he isn't going to undo what he's done even if it means losing the one friend that he's ever had.....Only to abruptly realizes that yes, as a matter of fact, her friendship ''does'' mean a great deal to him]].
* EvilPlan: Discord plans to usurp Celestia's plan to redeem him into a plan to make himself safe from the Elements of Harmony and then, once again, recreate his WorldOfChaos. [[spoiler:It backfires when he realizes he care about his friendship with Fluttershy]].

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* EasilyForgiven: [[spoiler: Downplayed. Except for Fluttershy, The Mane Six ''haven't'' forgiven him and even Celestia, who came up with the idea in the first place, decides to leave the Elements with The Mane Six, "just in case". Also, justified, since he had to earn their forgiveness and trust]].
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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: [[spoiler:Near Near the end of the episode, after Discord succeeds in securing his freedom and Fluttershy declares that she is not Discord's friend, Discord begins to rant that he isn't going to undo what he's done even if it means losing the one friend that he's ever had.....Only to abruptly realizes that yes, as a matter of fact, her friendship ''does'' mean a great deal to him]].
him.
* EvilPlan: Discord plans to usurp Celestia's plan to redeem him into a plan to make himself safe from the Elements of Harmony and then, once again, recreate his WorldOfChaos. [[spoiler:It It backfires when he realizes he care about his friendship with Fluttershy]].Fluttershy.



* ForcedMeme: One of the show's staff said that Discord will say something that would "make the fandom explode!" [[spoiler: He says [[TitleDrop "Friendship is Magic."]]]] Given the Base Breaker nature of the episode (and the awkwardness of the line lampshaded by Discord's delivery of it), it didn't work out that way.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The Discorded beavers can be [[spoiler:seen gathering materials for a dam in the background]] in a few scenes.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: As if Fluttershy weren't an example enough already, the fact that she's willing to befriend the [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Draconequomorphic Personification]] of chaos and disharmony has got to make her the biggest example ever. [[spoiler:Even more impressively, she succeeds]].

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* ForcedMeme: One of the show's staff said that Discord will say something that would "make the fandom explode!" [[spoiler: He says [[TitleDrop "Friendship is Magic."]]]] "]] Given the Base Breaker nature of the episode (and the awkwardness of the line lampshaded by Discord's delivery of it), it didn't work out that way.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The Discorded beavers can be [[spoiler:seen seen gathering materials for a dam in the background]] background in a few scenes.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: As if Fluttershy weren't an example enough already, the fact that she's willing to befriend the [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Draconequomorphic Personification]] of chaos and disharmony has got to make her the biggest example ever. [[spoiler:Even Even more impressively, she succeeds]].succeeds.



* [[spoiler:GoodFeelsGood: As mentioned by Twilight, Discord, who by his own admission never had a friend (considering he was an EvilOverlord), discovers this about friendship.]]
* GoodIsNotDumb: [[spoiler:Fluttershy.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Rainbow Dash:''' You see Discord's behind all this, right?]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Fluttershy:''' Oh, of course I do! Do you all think I'm a silly, gullible fool?]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Others:''' Um, well... Er...]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Rarity:''' Only in the sense of being silly and gullible.]]

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* [[spoiler:GoodFeelsGood: GoodFeelsGood: As mentioned by Twilight, Discord, who by his own admission never had a friend (considering he was an EvilOverlord), discovers this about friendship.]]
friendship.
* GoodIsNotDumb: [[spoiler:Fluttershy.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Rainbow
Fluttershy.
-->'''Rainbow
Dash:''' You see Discord's behind all this, right?]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Fluttershy:'''
right?\\
'''Fluttershy:'''
Oh, of course I do! Do you all think I'm a silly, gullible fool?]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Others:'''
fool?\\
'''Others:'''
Um, well... Er...]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Rarity:'''
\\
'''Rarity:'''
Only in the sense of being silly and gullible.]]



* GuileHeroine: Using her kindness alone, Fluttershy gives Discord the chance to experience firsthand how wonderful the magic of friendship is, [[spoiler:and threatens to take that chance away from him if he continues his evil ways]].

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* GuileHeroine: Using her kindness alone, Fluttershy gives Discord the chance to experience firsthand how wonderful the magic of friendship is, [[spoiler:and and threatens to take that chance away from him if he continues his evil ways]].ways.



* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: It takes the entire episode, but in the end, Discord finally sees the value of friendship.]]
* [[spoiler:HeelRealization: Discord has one when he realizes Fluttershy's friendship means something to him and he can't bring himself to lose it.]]

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* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: HeelFaceTurn: It takes the entire episode, but in the end, Discord finally sees the value of friendship.]]
friendship.
* [[spoiler:HeelRealization: HeelRealization: Discord has one when he realizes Fluttershy's friendship means something to him and he can't bring himself to lose it.]]



* HonorBeforeReason: The other ponies believe this is the case with Fluttershy. [[spoiler:It's {{subverted|Trope}} since Fluttershy's [[IGaveMyWord absolute refusal]] to harm Discord is tempered by her refusal to be his victim. It makes all the difference in the world]].
* IGaveMyWord: [[spoiler:Fluttershy removes her Element and swears never to use it on Discord if he fixes the flood at Sweet Apple Acres. She keeps her word even after Discord turns the flood waters to ice.]]
* ItsAllAboutMe: Discord during his rant about how he can do whatever he wants. [[spoiler:[[AnAesop The lesson]] he learns at the end of the episode is that having a friend means not always getting what you want]].
* KeepingTheEnemyClose: Discord of all people is entrusted to Fluttershy to remain under surveillance and be reformed. [[spoiler:Which he does.]]
* [[spoiler:KickTheMoralityPet: Discord mocking Fluttershy during the end. Realizing he's done this and risks alienating her because of it finally [[HeelRealization makes him realize that he]] ''[[HeelRealization does]]'' [[HeelRealization value her friendship too much to lose it]].]]

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* HonorBeforeReason: The other ponies believe this is the case with Fluttershy. [[spoiler:It's It's {{subverted|Trope}} since Fluttershy's [[IGaveMyWord absolute refusal]] to harm Discord is tempered by her refusal to be his victim. It makes all the difference in the world]].
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* IGaveMyWord: [[spoiler:Fluttershy Fluttershy removes her Element and swears never to use it on Discord if he fixes the flood at Sweet Apple Acres. She keeps her word even after Discord turns the flood waters to ice.]]

* ItsAllAboutMe: Discord during his rant about how he can do whatever he wants. [[spoiler:[[AnAesop [[AnAesop The lesson]] he learns at the end of the episode is that having a friend means not always getting what you want]].
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* KeepingTheEnemyClose: Discord of all people is entrusted to Fluttershy to remain under surveillance and be reformed. [[spoiler:Which Which he does.]]
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* [[spoiler:KickTheMoralityPet: KickTheMoralityPet: Discord mocking Fluttershy during the end. Realizing he's done this and risks alienating her because of it finally [[HeelRealization makes him realize that he]] ''[[HeelRealization does]]'' [[HeelRealization value her friendship too much to lose it]].]]



* LastSecondChance: Offered by Princess Celestia to Discord. [[spoiler:To the surprise of everyone, even Discord himself, he takes it]].

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* LastSecondChance: Offered by Princess Celestia to Discord. [[spoiler:To To the surprise of everyone, even Discord himself, he takes it]].it.



* [[spoiler: LoveRedeems: Friendship and Kindness, in this case, but the effect is the same on Discord.]]
* MadeMyselfSad: Not explicitly stated, but clearly the effect of [[spoiler:Discord's final taunt towards Fluttershy]].

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* [[spoiler: LoveRedeems: Friendship and Kindness, in this case, but the effect is the same on Discord.]]
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* MadeMyselfSad: Not explicitly stated, but clearly the effect of [[spoiler:Discord's Discord's final taunt towards Fluttershy]].Fluttershy.



* [[spoiler:MeaninglessVillainVictory: Discord secures his freedom by making Fluttershy promise to never use the Element of Kindness against him, thus neutralizing all of the Elements of Harmony, as they have to be used together--a promise she refuses to break because doing so would invalidate the trust and friendship they have built up. However, she makes it clear that if he returns to his old ways, their friendship is over, and Discord realizes that Fluttershy has worked her way into his heart enough that it isn't worth it.]]
* [[spoiler:MoralityPet: Fluttershy treats Discord well throughout the episode and, despite having only pretended to reform, he's shocked to find that she ''genuinely'' considers him a friend. As a result, her telling him she's not his friend anymore causes him to realize that his WorldOfChaos is no longer worth losing the one friend he'd ever made.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:''Discord'' of all people has one when it hits him that his actions have alienated Fluttershy, the ''one'' friend he's ever had in his eons-long life.]]

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* [[spoiler:MeaninglessVillainVictory: MeaninglessVillainVictory: Discord secures his freedom by making Fluttershy promise to never use the Element of Kindness against him, thus neutralizing all of the Elements of Harmony, as they have to be used together--a promise she refuses to break because doing so would invalidate the trust and friendship they have built up. However, she makes it clear that if he returns to his old ways, their friendship is over, and Discord realizes that Fluttershy has worked her way into his heart enough that it isn't worth it.]]
it.
* [[spoiler:MoralityPet: MoralityPet: Fluttershy treats Discord well throughout the episode and, despite having only pretended to reform, he's shocked to find that she ''genuinely'' considers him a friend. As a result, her telling him she's not his friend anymore causes him to realize that his WorldOfChaos is no longer worth losing the one friend he'd ever made.]]
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:''Discord'' ''Discord'' of all people has one when it hits him that his actions have alienated Fluttershy, the ''one'' friend he's ever had in his eons-long life.]]



* NothingCanStopMeNow: Discord has a speech like this when [[spoiler:Fluttershy holds to her promise not to use the Element of Kindness]]. He didn't realize there ''was'' something that could stop him; [[spoiler:him BecomingTheMask and coming to care about her for real.]]

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* NothingCanStopMeNow: Discord has a speech like this when [[spoiler:Fluttershy Fluttershy holds to her promise not to use the Element of Kindness]]. Kindness. He didn't realize there ''was'' something that could stop him; [[spoiler:him him BecomingTheMask and coming to care about her for real.]]



* [[spoiler:OddFriendship: Discord, spirit of chaos, comes to genuinely accept Fluttershy as a friend.]]

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* [[spoiler:OddFriendship: OddFriendship: Discord, spirit of chaos, comes to genuinely accept Fluttershy as a friend.]]



* OutGambitted: [[spoiler:Discord tries using his newfound friendship with Fluttershy to get her to never use her Element on him again. Fluttershy complies, but also rejects his friendship, which finally reforms him]].
-->'''Discord:''' [[spoiler:...[[{{Touche}} Well played, Fluttershy. Well played]].]]
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Fluttershy plans to use this to reform Discord. [[spoiler:It works, in one of the best examples in animation]].
* PowerOfTrust: [[spoiler:Discord uses this against Fluttershy by convincing her to promise not to use the Elements of Harmony against him as a sign of their newfound friendship. It shocks him as much as anyone that he ultimately proves worthy of it.]]

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* OutGambitted: [[spoiler:Discord Discord tries using his newfound friendship with Fluttershy to get her to never use her Element on him again. Fluttershy complies, but also rejects his friendship, which finally reforms him]].
-->'''Discord:''' [[spoiler:...
him.
-->'''Discord:''' ...
[[{{Touche}} Well played, Fluttershy. Well played]].]]
played]].
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Fluttershy plans to use this to reform Discord. [[spoiler:It It works, in one of the best examples in animation]].
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* PowerOfTrust: [[spoiler:Discord Discord uses this against Fluttershy by convincing her to promise not to use the Elements of Harmony against him as a sign of their newfound friendship. It shocks him as much as anyone that he ultimately proves worthy of it.]]



** [[spoiler:Celestia advises that Twilight keep the Elements with her at the end of the episode should Discord relapse, especially since he mumbles that he wouldn't use his power for evil "most of the time".]]
* PsychopathicManchild: Exemplified by Discord during his rant about how he can do whatever he wants. Its very much akin to a child throwing a tantrum. [[spoiler:He gets ''somewhat'' better.]]

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** [[spoiler:Celestia Celestia advises that Twilight keep the Elements with her at the end of the episode should Discord relapse, especially since he mumbles that he wouldn't use his power for evil "most of the time".]]
time".
* PsychopathicManchild: Exemplified by Discord during his rant about how he can do whatever he wants. Its very much akin to a child throwing a tantrum. [[spoiler:He He gets ''somewhat'' better.]]



-->'''Fluttershy:''' [[spoiler: NOT! YOUR! FRIEND!]]

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-->'''Fluttershy:''' [[spoiler: NOT! YOUR! FRIEND!]]FRIEND!



* RageBreakingPoint: [[spoiler:After putting up with Discord the entire episode, Fluttershy finally snaps and screams that he's ''not'' her friend before storming off in a rage.]]

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* RageBreakingPoint: [[spoiler:After After putting up with Discord the entire episode, Fluttershy finally snaps and screams that he's ''not'' her friend before storming off in a rage.]]



* [[spoiler: ReformedButNotTamed: Discord vows to use his powers for good, 'most of the time'.]]

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* [[spoiler: ReformedButNotTamed: Discord vows to use his powers for good, 'most of the time'.]]



** Discord×Celestia fans are already running with Fluttershy's [[spoiler:"He can be a real sweetheart once you get to know him."]]
** The entire episode is a massive ShipTease for Fluttercord. Special mention goes to [[spoiler:the end, where they both blush and hold paws/hooves while Fluttershy says he's a real sweetheart and everyone else looks away awkwardly]].

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** Discord×Celestia fans are already running with Fluttershy's [[spoiler:"He "He can be a real sweetheart once you get to know him."]]
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** The entire episode is a massive ShipTease for Fluttercord. Special mention goes to [[spoiler:the the end, where they both blush and hold paws/hooves while Fluttershy says he's a real sweetheart and everyone else looks away awkwardly]].awkwardly.



*** In the same vein, there are a lot of similarities with the time [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E13DejaQ Q became human]] to [[spoiler:Discord's reformation]].

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*** In the same vein, there are a lot of similarities with the time [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E13DejaQ Q became human]] to [[spoiler:Discord's reformation]].Discord's reformation.



* ShutUpKirk: Discord makes it perfectly clear to Fluttershy that he is a villain. [[spoiler:Until it hits him that he cares about her friendship]].

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* ShutUpKirk: Discord makes it perfectly clear to Fluttershy that he is a villain. [[spoiler:Until Until it hits him that he cares about her friendship]].friendship.



* SpoilerTitle: The title was originally going to be [[spoiler: "Fluttershy's Home for Reformed Draconequi".]]
* StealthPun: Why was Discord eating [[spoiler:all the copies of the reform spell]] in a bowl? He was eating a ''word salad''.

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* SpoilerTitle: The title was originally going to be [[spoiler: "Fluttershy's Home for Reformed Draconequi".]]
Draconequi".
* StealthPun: Why was Discord eating [[spoiler:all all the copies of the reform spell]] spell in a bowl? He was eating a ''word salad''.



* TakeAThirdOption: Fluttershy is given the choice between [[spoiler:giving up on Discord and using the Elements to turn him back to stone, or forgiving him for tricking her and accepting him as her friend. She rejects both.]]
* [[TakingAdvantageofGenerosity Taking Advantage of Kindness]]: [[spoiler:After Fluttershy gives her word that she won't use her Element of Harmony against him, Discord figures he has himself a "Get Out of Jail Free" card, and that there isn't a darn thing anypony can do about it because, in his words, "we're ''friends''!" Thankfully, [[RageBreakingPoint even Fluttershy has her limits]] to how much of Discord's antics she can take]].

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* TakeAThirdOption: Fluttershy is given the choice between [[spoiler:giving giving up on Discord and using the Elements to turn him back to stone, or forgiving him for tricking her and accepting him as her friend. She rejects both.]]
both.
* [[TakingAdvantageofGenerosity Taking Advantage of Kindness]]: [[spoiler:After After Fluttershy gives her word that she won't use her Element of Harmony against him, Discord figures he has himself a "Get Out of Jail Free" card, and that there isn't a darn thing anypony can do about it because, in his words, "we're ''friends''!" Thankfully, [[RageBreakingPoint even Fluttershy has her limits]] to how much of Discord's antics she can take]].take.



-->[[spoiler:'''Fluttershy:''' Go on. Say it...]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Discord:''' ''(groans)'' All right... ''Friendshipismagic''.]]
* [[spoiler:TookALevelInKindness: After realizing he values Fluttershy as a friend, Discord restores Sweet Apple Acres to its former state without further tricks.]]

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-->[[spoiler:'''Fluttershy:''' -->'''Fluttershy:''' Go on. Say it...]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Discord:'''
\\
'''Discord:'''
''(groans)'' All right... ''Friendshipismagic''.]]
''Friendshipismagic''.
* [[spoiler:TookALevelInKindness: TookALevelInKindness: After realizing he values Fluttershy as a friend, Discord restores Sweet Apple Acres to its former state without further tricks.]]



* [[spoiler:VillainousBSOD: Discord realizes that Fluttershy accepting him as her friend (the only one he's ever had) ''does'' matter to him. This results in him having a HeelRealization and willingly undoing his chaos.]]

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* [[spoiler:VillainousBSOD: VillainousBSOD: Discord realizes that Fluttershy accepting him as her friend (the only one he's ever had) ''does'' matter to him. This results in him having a HeelRealization and willingly undoing his chaos.]]



* WasItReallyWorthIt: [[spoiler:Discord pulls this on ''himself'' when he asks Fluttershy if she expects him to consider their friendship worth undoing his chaos. To everyone's surprise, especially his own, he finds keeping his chaos really ''isn't'' worth it anymore.]]

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* WasItReallyWorthIt: [[spoiler:Discord Discord pulls this on ''himself'' when he asks Fluttershy if she expects him to consider their friendship worth undoing his chaos. To everyone's surprise, especially his own, he finds keeping his chaos really ''isn't'' worth it anymore.]]



* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler:The Mane Six succeed in reforming Discord. Also, Celestia permanently entrusts the Elements of Harmony to Twilight, meaning the Mane Six can now access at them any time]].

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* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler:The The Mane Six succeed in reforming Discord. Also, Celestia permanently entrusts the Elements of Harmony to Twilight, meaning the Mane Six can now access at them any time]].time.



** The rest of the Mane Six aren't the least bit happy with how oblivious Fluttershy seems to be towards Discord's trickery. [[spoiler:It turns out she ''wasn't'' that gullible, and quickly turns this trope right on her friends' heads for thinking she ''was'']].

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** The rest of the Mane Six aren't the least bit happy with how oblivious Fluttershy seems to be towards Discord's trickery. [[spoiler:It It turns out she ''wasn't'' that gullible, and quickly turns this trope right on her friends' heads for thinking she ''was'']].''was''.



* WorldHealingWave: [[spoiler:Discord, of all people, uses one to restore Sweet Apple Acres after his HeelRealization.]]

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* WorldHealingWave: [[spoiler:Discord, Discord, of all people, uses one to restore Sweet Apple Acres after his HeelRealization.]]
28th Nov '13 12:15:16 PM Usagi1992
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* [[TakingAdvantageofGenerosity Taking Advantage of Kindness]]: [[spoiler:After Fluttershy gives her word that she won't use her Element of Harmony against him, Discord figures he has himself a "Get Out of Jail Free" card, and that there isn't a darn thing anypony can do about it "because [they're] friends!" Thankfully, [[RageBreakingPoint even Fluttershy has her limits]]]].

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* [[TakingAdvantageofGenerosity Taking Advantage of Kindness]]: [[spoiler:After Fluttershy gives her word that she won't use her Element of Harmony against him, Discord figures he has himself a "Get Out of Jail Free" card, and that there isn't a darn thing anypony can do about it "because [they're] friends!" because, in his words, "we're ''friends''!" Thankfully, [[RageBreakingPoint even Fluttershy has her limits]]]].limits]] to how much of Discord's antics she can take]].
25th Nov '13 4:59:58 PM Usagi1992
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'''Discord:''' [[BlatantLies I never thought of that]]...

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'''Discord:''' [[BlatantLies I never thought of that]]...that...
24th Nov '13 12:55:51 PM HighRollerHydra
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-->'''Fluttershy:''' [[spoiler:I'M. NOT. YOUR. PAL!!]]

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-->'''Fluttershy:''' [[spoiler:I'M. NOT. YOUR. PAL!!]][[spoiler: NOT! YOUR! FRIEND!]]
19th Nov '13 5:41:07 AM Customer
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Just because Fluttershy is being nice to Discord doesn't mean that she has forgotten what he is, [[spoiler:and that he's trying to use her niceness against her]]. She has to bluntly remind [[WhatTheHellHero the rest of the Mane Six of this]] after she gets a lot of grief from them for appearing to be too soft on Discord]].

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Just because Fluttershy is being nice to Discord doesn't mean that she has forgotten what he is, [[spoiler:and that he's trying to use her niceness against her]].her. She has to bluntly remind [[WhatTheHellHero the rest of the Mane Six of this]] after she gets a lot of grief from them for appearing to be too soft on Discord]].



** In title to a WorldWarII-era British public safety poster--"keep calm and carry on"--that has been [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/keep-calm-and-carry-on subject]] to MemeticMutation and [[http://www.welovefine.com/816-keep-calm-brony.html has]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/881-keep-calm-and-canter-on.html previously]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/882-keep-calm-and-canter-on.html been]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/959-keep-calm-and-canter-on.html referenced]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/1269-keep-calm-.html by]] TheMerch.

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** In title to a WorldWarII-era British public safety poster--"keep calm and carry on"--that has been [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/keep-calm-and-carry-on subject]] to MemeticMutation and [[http://www.welovefine.com/816-keep-calm-brony.html has]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/881-keep-calm-and-canter-on.html previously]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/882-keep-calm-and-canter-on.html been]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/959-keep-calm-and-canter-on.html referenced]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/1269-keep-calm-.html has previously been referenced by]] TheMerch.
12th Nov '13 5:24:27 PM Eddy1215
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* ShutUpKirk: Discord makes it perfectly clear to Fluttershy that he is a villain.

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* ShutUpKirk: Discord makes it perfectly clear to Fluttershy that he is a villain. [[spoiler:Until it hits him that he cares about her friendship]].
12th Nov '13 5:12:22 PM Eddy1215
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* KirkSummation: Discord tries to prevent Twilight from ordering his re-imprisonment by saying how dissapointed her beloved mentor would be in her if she did. Twilight makes it clear that they aren't falling for his manipulations again, and that Princess Celestia trusts them enough to know that, if they petrify him again, it's because he deserves it.
* LastSecondChance: Offered by Princess Celestia to Discord.

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* KirkSummation: Discord tries to prevent Twilight from ordering his re-imprisonment by saying how dissapointed disappointed her beloved mentor would be in her if she did. Twilight makes it clear that they aren't falling for his manipulations again, and that Princess Celestia trusts them enough to know that, if they petrify him again, it's because he deserves it.
* LastSecondChance: Offered by Princess Celestia to Discord. [[spoiler:To the surprise of everyone, even Discord himself, he takes it]].
12th Nov '13 5:03:26 PM Eddy1215
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* EvilPlan: Discord plans to usurp Celestia's plan to redeem him into a plan to make himself safe from the Elements of Harmony and then, once again, recreate his WorldOfChaos.

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* EvilPlan: Discord plans to usurp Celestia's plan to redeem him into a plan to make himself safe from the Elements of Harmony and then, once again, recreate his WorldOfChaos. [[spoiler:It backfires when he realizes he care about his friendship with Fluttershy]].
3rd Nov '13 10:14:29 PM Kimarous
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[[caption-width-right:350:[-He's ''[[MythologyGag BACK!]]'' All that's missing is the [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E13DejaQ mariachi band]].-][[note]]Oh, and just because we can't resist: Abracadabra! Granny's gonna grab ya![[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[-He's ''[[MythologyGag BACK!]]'' All that's missing is the [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E13DejaQ mariachi band]].-][[note]]Oh, and just because we can't resist: [[Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar Abracadabra! Granny's gonna grab ya![[/note]]]]
ya!]][[/note]]]]
9th Oct '13 12:29:54 PM immblueversion
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* AsideGlance

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* AsideGlanceAsideComment



** Princess Celestia gives the audience an uncertain glance at the end of the episode in response to Fluttershy's comment about [[spoiler:the newly-reformed Discord]].
* BadassFingerSnap: How Discord performs several of his magical tricks (at one point using his tail instead of the fingers).Considering his love for theatrics he might do it just for fun. Plus, it's an ActorAllusion to [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Q]].

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** Princess Celestia gives the audience an uncertain glance at the end of the episode in response to Fluttershy's comment about [[spoiler:the newly-reformed Discord]].
* BadassFingerSnap: How Discord performs several of his magical tricks (at one point using his tail instead of the fingers). Considering his love for theatrics he might do it just for fun. Plus, it's an ActorAllusion to [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Q]].
9th Sep '13 9:40:37 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* NoSell: Fluttershy tries to use "The Stare" on Discord. He puts on a big show about being affected but then laughs it off like it's nothing.

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* NoSell: Fluttershy tries to use "The Stare" on Discord. He puts on a big show about being affected but then laughs it off like it's nothing. Also, as in his last appearance Fluttershy can simply ignore his attempts to manipulate her.
9th Sep '13 9:29:38 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* AndIMustScream: Discord makes it perfectly clear he is 100% conscious while turned to stone.

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* AndIMustScream: Discord makes it perfectly clear he is 100% conscious while turned to stone.stone, although it doesn't seem to do much but mildly annoy him.
1st Sep '13 8:46:40 AM Saburo
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* ScreamsLikeaLittleGirl: Angel, of all bunnies.
28th Aug '13 4:15:48 AM Kitch
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[[caption-width-right:350:[-He's ''[[MythologyGag BACK!]]'' All that's missing is the [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration mariachi band]].-][[note]]Oh, and just because we can't resist: Abracadabra! Granny's gonna grab ya![[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[-He's ''[[MythologyGag BACK!]]'' All that's missing is the [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E13DejaQ mariachi band]].-][[note]]Oh, and just because we can't resist: Abracadabra! Granny's gonna grab ya![[/note]]]]
28th Jul '13 6:18:26 PM immblueversion
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Suddenly, Discord realizes that he ''does'' value his friendship with Fluttershy too much to lose it, and restores Sweet Apple Acres to its original, harmonious state. Everyone congratulates Fluttershy for accomplishing the seemingly impossible task of reforming the spirit of disharmony. Discord vows to Princess Celestia that he will use his powers for good rather than evil (''most'' of the time), while Celestia decides to let Twilight keep an eye on the Elements from now on, just in case...

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Suddenly, Discord realizes that he ''does'' value his friendship with Fluttershy too much to lose it, and restores Sweet Apple Acres to its original, harmonious state. Everyone congratulates Fluttershy for accomplishing the seemingly impossible task of reforming the spirit of disharmony. Discord vows to Princess Celestia that he will use his powers for good rather than evil (''most'' of the time), while Celestia decides to let Twilight keep an eye on put the Elements under Twilight's care from now on, just in case...
28th Jul '13 6:17:59 PM immblueversion
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Suddenly, Discord realizes that he ''does'' value his friendship with Fluttershy too much to lose it, and restores Sweet Apple Acres to its original, harmonious state. Everyone congratulates Fluttershy for accomplishing the seemingly impossible task of reforming the spirit of disharmony (she even makes him admit that 'friendship is magic'!). Discord vows to Princess Celestia that he will use his powers for good rather than evil (''most'' of the time), while Celestia decides to let Twilight keep an eye on the Elements from now on, just in case...

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Suddenly, Discord realizes that he ''does'' value his friendship with Fluttershy too much to lose it, and restores Sweet Apple Acres to its original, harmonious state. Everyone congratulates Fluttershy for accomplishing the seemingly impossible task of reforming the spirit of disharmony (she even makes him admit that 'friendship is magic'!).disharmony. Discord vows to Princess Celestia that he will use his powers for good rather than evil (''most'' of the time), while Celestia decides to let Twilight keep an eye on the Elements from now on, just in case...
17th Jun '13 11:22:02 PM ChaoticNovelist
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*[[spoiler: ReformedButNotTamed: Discord vows to use his powers for good, 'most of the time'.]]
17th Jun '13 2:48:38 PM ChaoticNovelist
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*EvilIsNotAToy: When Celestia announces her plan to make use of Discord, the LaughablyEvil MadGod, the Mane Six have this reaction.



* GiveMeAReason: Except for Fluttershy, The Mane Six are more than ready to use the Elements against Discord the moment he goes too far, and they make this very clear to him just moments he's freed.

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* GiveMeAReason: Except for Fluttershy, The Mane Six are more than ready to use the Elements against Discord the moment he goes too far, and they make this very clear to him just moments after he's freed.
14th Jun '13 10:20:28 AM ChaoticNovelist
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*DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: Fluttershy invites the rest of the Mane Six to dinner at her cottage to prove that Discord can be civil.
14th Jun '13 8:04:15 AM ChaoticNovelist
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*EvilPlan: Discord plans to usurp Celestia's plan to redeem him into a plan to make himself safe from the Elements of Harmony and then, once again, recreate his WorldOfChaos.


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*[[spoiler: LoveRedeems: Friendship and Kindness, in this case, but the effect is the same on Discord.]]
14th Jun '13 7:55:47 AM ChaoticNovelist
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Princess Celestia meets with Twilight and her friends on the outskirts of Ponyville, bringing along an important visitor who's not only a lifeless stone statue, but also has a deer antler, a goat leg, a bat wing, and a snake tail: Discord! The ponies are naturally outraged, seeing how the wicked spirit of chaos and disharmony turned Ponyville upside-down and nearly destroyed their friendship the last time they met. Princess Celestia assures them she has found use for Discord's magic if he can be convinced to use it for good of his own will. She commissions the six bearers of the Elements of Harmony for the job--particularly Fluttershy, with her affinity for animals.

Reluctantly, the six use the Elements of Harmony to release Discord from his stone prison. Discord, having heard Celestia's plan, isn't the least bit keen about the idea of being reformed, and gets right to work on changing the woodland critters around him. The ponies give him an ultimatum he can't refuse: behave, or they'll turn him back to stone. He agrees to tone down his chaos and crash at Fluttershy's cottage so she can "reform" him, but not before bewitching a colony of beavers in Sweet Apple Acres behind everypony's backs...

Fluttershy believes the key to turning Discord good is to befriend him by being as kind as she possibly can. Her friends still have their doubts, but promise to remain close in case anything goes wrong. Unfortunately, they're unable to form a backup plan since Discord has torn out and eaten all the pages in Twilight's books containing info on spells that could reform him forcibly. Even so, Fluttershy appears convinced that she's making progress with the trickster, and invites all her friends over for a dinner party to prove it. The party goes about as well as Fluttershy's friends expect, what with Discord bringing the tableware to life and playing pranks on everypony. Still, Fluttershy puts up with it all because, in her words, that's what friends do--and to the surprise of everyone, Discord seems genuinely touched that Fluttershy is willing to be the first friend he's ever had.

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Princess Celestia meets with calls Twilight and her friends to meet her on the outskirts of Ponyville, Ponyville and she's bringing along an important visitor who's visitor. He's not only a lifeless stone statue, but also has a deer antler, a goat leg, a bat wing, and a snake tail: Discord! The ponies are naturally outraged, seeing Seeing how the wicked spirit of chaos and disharmony turned Ponyville upside-down and nearly destroyed their friendship the last time they met.met, the ponies are naturally outraged. Princess Celestia assures them she has found use for Discord's magic if he can be convinced to use it for good of his own will. She commissions the six bearers of the Elements of Harmony for the job--particularly Fluttershy, with because of her affinity for animals.

Reluctantly, the six use the Elements of Harmony to release Discord from his stone prison. Discord, having heard Celestia's plan, isn't the least bit keen about the idea of being reformed, reformed and gets right to work on changing the woodland critters around him. The ponies give him an ultimatum he can't refuse: behave, behave or they'll turn him back to stone. He agrees to tone down his chaos and crash at Fluttershy's cottage so she can "reform" him, but not before bewitching a colony of beavers in Sweet Apple Acres behind everypony's backs...

Fluttershy believes the key to turning Discord good is to befriend him by being as kind as she possibly can. Her friends still have their doubts, but doubts and promise to remain close in case anything goes wrong. Unfortunately, They decide to make a back-up plan but unfortunately, they're unable to form a backup plan since Discord has torn out and eaten all the pages in Twilight's books containing info information on spells that could reform him forcibly. Even so, Fluttershy appears is convinced that she's making progress with the trickster, and invites all her friends over for a dinner party to prove it. The party goes about as well as Fluttershy's friends expect, what with Discord bringing the tableware to life and playing pranks on everypony. Still, Fluttershy puts up with it all because, in her words, that's what friends do--and to the surprise of everyone, Discord seems genuinely touched that Fluttershy is willing to be the first friend he's ever had.



Suddenly, Discord realizes that he ''does'' value his friendship with Fluttershy too much to lose it, and restores Sweet Apple Acres to its original, harmonious state. Everyone congratulates Fluttershy for accomplishing the seemingly impossible task of getting Discord to embrace the magic of friendship. Discord vows to Princess Celestia that he will use his powers for good rather than evil (''most'' of the time), while Celestia decides to let Twilight keep an eye on the Elements from now on, just in case...

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Suddenly, Discord realizes that he ''does'' value his friendship with Fluttershy too much to lose it, and restores Sweet Apple Acres to its original, harmonious state. Everyone congratulates Fluttershy for accomplishing the seemingly impossible task of getting Discord to embrace reforming the magic spirit of friendship.disharmony (she even makes him admit that 'friendship is magic'!). Discord vows to Princess Celestia that he will use his powers for good rather than evil (''most'' of the time), while Celestia decides to let Twilight keep an eye on the Elements from now on, just in case...



* AndIMustScream: Discord makes it perfectly clear he is self-aware while turned to stone.
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Discord manages to [[spoiler:do this to ''himself'']] when he asks [[spoiler:Fluttershy if she thought he'd give up his WorldOfChaos for her sake. The moment he asks, he actually starts thinking about the question.]]

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* AndIMustScream: Discord makes it perfectly clear he is self-aware 100% conscious while turned to stone.
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Discord manages to [[spoiler:do does this [[spoiler: to ''himself'']] when he asks [[spoiler:Fluttershy if she thought he'd give up his WorldOfChaos for her sake. The moment he asks, he actually starts thinking about the question.]]



* AsYouKnow: See above, with Celestia being informed what Discord got up to in his last appearance. Justified by her decision to try to reform him being so inexplicable.

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* AsYouKnow: See above, with the Mane Six telling Celestia being informed what Discord got up to in his last appearance. Justified by her decision to try to to reform him being so inexplicable.



* BadassFingerSnap: How Discord performs several of his magical tricks (at one point using his tail instead of the fingers). He possibly doesn't need to do it to make the magic work but considering his love for theatrics he might do it just for fun. Plus, it's an ActorAllusion to [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Q]]'s sense for theatrics.

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* BadassFingerSnap: How Discord performs several of his magical tricks (at one point using his tail instead of the fingers). He possibly doesn't need to do it to make the magic work but considering Considering his love for theatrics he might do it just for fun. Plus, it's an ActorAllusion to [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Q]]'s sense for theatrics.Q]].



** [[spoiler:Fluttershy had known all along that Discord was only pretending to be reformed; she had hoped that allowing him some measure of freedom and showing him kindness would help in convincing him to use his powers for good.]]
** [[spoiler:Discord repeats his shtick of trying to turn the Mane Six against each other, but it's all just to distract them from his real plan to get Fluttershy to promise as a friend never to use her Element of Harmony against him, which she'd never break. [[OutGambitted Fluttershy's own tactics are the only reason he's not ruling the world again at the end]].]]
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe
* [[spoiler:BecomingTheMask: Discord pretends Fluttershy's reforming him to trick her into promising not to use the Element of Kindness against him, but in the end, after finding out she considers him a friend, he can't bring himself to lose that friendship by turning Equestria back into a WorldOfChaos.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Just because Fluttershy is being nice to Discord doesn't mean that she has forgotten what he is, [[spoiler:and that he's trying to use her niceness against her]]. She has to remind the rest of the Mane Six of this, [[WhatTheHellHero rather bluntly after she gets a lot of grief from them for appearing to be too soft on Discord]].
* BlushSticker: Fluttershy gets these when Celestia states how confident she is that Fluttershy's the right pony to reform Discord, [[spoiler:and again when Twilight reaffirms this during her recap at the end of the episode]].
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Discord, at least once during the episode ([[spoiler:after he enchants the beavers]]).
* TheBusCameBack: For Discord.

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** [[spoiler:Fluttershy had known knew all along that Discord was only pretending to be reformed; she had hoped that allowing him some measure of freedom and showing him kindness would help in convincing convince him to use his powers for good.]]
** [[spoiler:Discord repeats his shtick of trying to turn the Mane Six against each other, but it's all just to distract them from his real plan to get Fluttershy to promise as a friend to never to use her Element of Harmony against him, which she'd never break. [[OutGambitted Fluttershy's own tactics are the only reason he's not ruling the world again at the end]].]]
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe
BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: [[spoiler: Discord genuinely reforms because Fluttershy was kind to him.]]
* [[spoiler:BecomingTheMask: Discord pretends Fluttershy's reforming him to trick her into promising not to use the Element of Kindness against him, him but in the end, after finding out she considers him a friend, he can't bring himself to lose that friendship by turning Equestria back into a WorldOfChaos.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Just because Fluttershy is being nice to Discord doesn't mean that she has forgotten what he is, [[spoiler:and that he's trying to use her niceness against her]]. She has to bluntly remind [[WhatTheHellHero the rest of the Mane Six of this, [[WhatTheHellHero rather bluntly this]] after she gets a lot of grief from them for appearing to be too soft on Discord]].
* BlushSticker: Fluttershy gets these one when Celestia states how confident she is that Fluttershy's the right pony to reform Discord, [[spoiler:and again when Twilight reaffirms this during her recap at the end of the episode]].
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Discord, at least once during the episode Discord ([[spoiler:after he enchants the beavers]]).
* TheBusCameBack: For Discord. He hasn't been seen since the season 2 preimer.



** Discord points out to Twilight that Celestia might get disappointed with her if she and her friends choose to use the Elements to return him to his stone prison instead of reforming him. Twilight retorts that Celestia would probably understand, making it so far perhaps the only point in the entire show where Twilight has taken Celestia's [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E22ABirdintheHoof reasonable]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E26TheBestNightEver and easy-going]] nature into account.
** Right after Discord's released and starts messing around, Fluttershy doesn't hesitate to use "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E17StareMaster The Stare]]" on Discord to get him to behave. While it never fails to work on recalcitrant animals, [[NoSell chaotic entities are apparently immune]].
** [[spoiler:Even though Discord ''and her friends'' think she's gullible, Fluttershy proves she [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E19PuttingYourHoofDown knows how to assert herself]] when necessary, and not be a pushover.]]

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** Discord points out to Twilight that Celestia might get would be disappointed with her if she and her friends choose to use the Elements to return him to his stone prison instead of reforming him. Twilight retorts that Celestia would probably understand, making it so far perhaps the only point in the entire show where Twilight has taken Celestia's [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E22ABirdintheHoof reasonable]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E26TheBestNightEver and easy-going]] nature into account.
** Right after Discord's released and starts messing around, Fluttershy doesn't hesitate to use "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E17StareMaster The Stare]]" on Discord to get make him to behave. While it never fails to work on recalcitrant animals, [[NoSell chaotic entities are apparently immune]].
** [[spoiler:Even though Discord ''and her friends'' think she's gullible, Fluttershy proves she [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E19PuttingYourHoofDown knows how to assert herself]] when necessary, and not be a pushover.necessary.]]



* CreepyCrossdresser: Discord briefly dresses up as a little old lady to coo over how "adorable" it is that the ponies think they can reform him (see the image above). Later he dons a pink fluffy robe as Fluttershy leaves her cottage for a bit. Though, Discord being [[GreatGazoo who he is]], this is not creepy so much as hilarious.

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* CreepyCrossdresser: Discord briefly dresses up as a little old lady to coo over how "adorable" it is that the ponies think they can reform him (see the image above). Later he dons a pink fluffy robe as Fluttershy leaves her cottage for a bit. Though, Discord being [[GreatGazoo who he is]], Discord]], this is not creepy so much as hilarious.



* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Discord knows Twilight and company will most surely find an alternative way to confront him once they realize he doesn't want to get reformed, so he uses his magic (and appetite) to get rid of any written spell that might affect him.

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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Discord knows Twilight and company will most surely find an alternative way to confront him once they realize he doesn't want to get be reformed, so he uses his magic (and appetite) to get rid of any written spell that might affect him.



* DidYouActuallyBelieve: Towards the end, Discord taunts Fluttershy for thinking that she could ever get him to reform. [[spoiler:But then he utters the words "Because if I don't, I'll lose the one friend I ever had!?" and begins to really reflect on them]].

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* DidYouActuallyBelieve: Towards the end, Discord taunts Fluttershy for thinking that she could ever get him to reform. [[spoiler:But then [[spoiler:Then he utters the words "Because if I don't, I'll lose the one friend I ever had!?" and begins to really reflect on them]].



* EasilyForgiven: [[spoiler:Given the severity of Discord's actions, the Mane Six really let him off lightly. Justified, since he did have to earn their forgiveness and trust. And even then, everypony still doesn't completely trust him]].
* ExplainExplainOhCrap: [[spoiler:Near the end of the episode, after Discord succeeds in securing his freedom and Fluttershy declares that she is not Discord's friend, Discord begins to rant that he isn't going to undo what he's done even if it means losing the one friend that he's ever had, only to abruptly realizes that yes, as a matter of fact, her friendship ''does'' mean a great deal to him]].

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* EasilyForgiven: [[spoiler:Given the severity of Discord's actions, the [[spoiler: Downplayed. Except for Fluttershy, The Mane Six really let ''haven't'' forgiven him off lightly. Justified, and even Celestia, who came up with the idea in the first place, decides to leave the Elements with The Mane Six, "just in case". Also, justified, since he did have had to earn their forgiveness and trust. And even then, everypony still doesn't completely trust him]].
trust]].
* ExplainExplainOhCrap: [[spoiler:Near the end of the episode, after Discord succeeds in securing his freedom and Fluttershy declares that she is not Discord's friend, Discord begins to rant that he isn't going to undo what he's done even if it means losing the one friend that he's ever had, only had.....Only to abruptly realizes that yes, as a matter of fact, her friendship ''does'' mean a great deal to him]].



* FullNameBasis: Mister Beaverton Beaverteeth

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* FullNameBasis: Mister Beaverton BeaverteethBeaverteeth.



* [[spoiler:GoodFeelsGood: As mentioned by Twilight, Discord, who by his own admission never had a friend (which is understandable, considering he was an EvilOverlord), discovers this about friendship.]]
* GoodIsNotDumb: [[spoiler:Fluttershy, big time.]]

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* [[spoiler:GoodFeelsGood: As mentioned by Twilight, Discord, who by his own admission never had a friend (which is understandable, considering (considering he was an EvilOverlord), discovers this about friendship.]]
* GoodIsNotDumb: [[spoiler:Fluttershy, big time.[[spoiler:Fluttershy.]]



* GiveMeAReason: Except for Fluttershy, The Mane Six are more than ready to use the Elements against Discord the moment he goes too far, and they make it very clear to him just moments after he gets liberated.

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* GiveMeAReason: Except for Fluttershy, The Mane Six are more than ready to use the Elements against Discord the moment he goes too far, and they make it this very clear to him just moments after he gets liberated.he's freed.



* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Princess Celestia is certainly counting on this, as she has tasked Fluttershy with bringing the reality-warping Discord to the side of good through her kindness alone.

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* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Princess Celestia is certainly counting on this, as she has tasked Fluttershy with bringing the reality-warping Discord to the side of good through her kindness alone.



* [[spoiler:HeelRealization: Discord has one when he realizes Fluttershy's friendship actually means something to him and he can't bring himself to lose it.]]

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* [[spoiler:HeelRealization: Discord has one when he realizes Fluttershy's friendship actually means something to him and he can't bring himself to lose it.]]



* HonorBeforeReason: The other ponies believe this is the case with Fluttershy. [[spoiler:It's {{subverted|Trope}} since in reality, Fluttershy's [[IGaveMyWord absolute refusal]] to harm Discord is tempered by her refusal to be his victim. It winds up making all the difference in the world]].
* HowDoYouLikeThemApples:
-->'''Discord:''' You like carrots, Angel? I'm playing your owner for a fool! How do you like ''them'' carrots?

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* HonorBeforeReason: The other ponies believe this is the case with Fluttershy. [[spoiler:It's {{subverted|Trope}} since in reality, Fluttershy's [[IGaveMyWord absolute refusal]] to harm Discord is tempered by her refusal to be his victim. It winds up making makes all the difference in the world]].
* HowDoYouLikeThemApples:
-->'''Discord:''' You like carrots, Angel? I'm playing your owner for a fool! How do you like ''them'' carrots?
world]].



* ItsAllAboutMe: Discord, especially during his rant about how he can do whatever he wants. [[spoiler:[[AnAesop The lesson]] he learns at the end of the episode is that having a friend means not always getting what you want]].
* KeepingTheEnemyClose: Discord of all people is entrusted to Fluttershy to remain under surveillance and be reformed. [[spoiler:Which he apparently does.]]
* [[spoiler:KickTheMoralityPet: Discord mocking Fluttershy during the end. Realizing he's done this and risks alienating her because of it finally [[HeelRealization makes him realize he actually]] ''[[HeelRealization does]]'' [[HeelRealization value her friendship too much to lose it]].]]

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Discord, especially Discord during his rant about how he can do whatever he wants. [[spoiler:[[AnAesop The lesson]] he learns at the end of the episode is that having a friend means not always getting what you want]].
* KeepingTheEnemyClose: Discord of all people is entrusted to Fluttershy to remain under surveillance and be reformed. [[spoiler:Which he apparently does.]]
* [[spoiler:KickTheMoralityPet: Discord mocking Fluttershy during the end. Realizing he's done this and risks alienating her because of it finally [[HeelRealization makes him realize he actually]] that he]] ''[[HeelRealization does]]'' [[HeelRealization value her friendship too much to lose it]].]]]]
* KirkSummation: Discord tries to prevent Twilight from ordering his re-imprisonment by saying how dissapointed her beloved mentor would be in her if she did. Twilight makes it clear that they aren't falling for his manipulations again, and that Princess Celestia trusts them enough to know that, if they petrify him again, it's because he deserves it.



* [[spoiler:MeaninglessVillainVictory: Discord secures his freedom by making Fluttershy promise to never use the Element of Kindness against him, thus neutralizing all of the Elements of Harmony, as they have to be used together--a promise she refuses to break because doing so would invalidate the trust and friendship they have built up. But she makes it clear that if he returns to his old ways, their friendship is over, and Discord realizes that Fluttershy has worked her way into his heart enough that it just isn't worth it.]]
* [[spoiler:MoralityPet: Fluttershy treats Discord well throughout the episode and, despite having only pretended to try reforming, he's shocked to find she ''genuinely'' considers him a friend. As a result, her telling him she's not his friend anymore causes him to realize his WorldOfChaos is no longer worth losing the one friend he'd ever made.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:''Discord'' of all people has one when it hits him his actions have alienated Fluttershy, the ''one'' friend he's ever had in his eons-long life and he actually ''cares''.]]

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* [[spoiler:MeaninglessVillainVictory: Discord secures his freedom by making Fluttershy promise to never use the Element of Kindness against him, thus neutralizing all of the Elements of Harmony, as they have to be used together--a promise she refuses to break because doing so would invalidate the trust and friendship they have built up. But However, she makes it clear that if he returns to his old ways, their friendship is over, and Discord realizes that Fluttershy has worked her way into his heart enough that it just isn't worth it.]]
* [[spoiler:MoralityPet: Fluttershy treats Discord well throughout the episode and, despite having only pretended to try reforming, reform, he's shocked to find that she ''genuinely'' considers him a friend. As a result, her telling him she's not his friend anymore causes him to realize that his WorldOfChaos is no longer worth losing the one friend he'd ever made.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:''Discord'' of all people has one when it hits him that his actions have alienated Fluttershy, the ''one'' friend he's ever had in his eons-long life and he actually ''cares''.life.]]



** Discord himself has a small one when he realizes the Bearers are serious that they'll turn him back to stone if he doesn't behave himself.
* OutGambitted: [[spoiler:Discord tries using his newfound friendship with Fluttershy to get her to never use her Element on him again. Fluttershy complies, but also rejects his friendship, which finally gets him to reform]].

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** Discord himself has a small one when he realizes the Bearers are serious that they'll turn him back to stone if he doesn't behave himself.
* OutGambitted: [[spoiler:Discord tries using his newfound friendship with Fluttershy to get her to never use her Element on him again. Fluttershy complies, but also rejects his friendship, which finally gets him to reform]].reforms him]].



* ThePowerOfFriendship: Fluttershy plans to use this to reform Discord. [[spoiler:It actually works, in one of the best examples in animation]].
* PowerOfTrust: [[spoiler:Discord uses this against Fluttershy, convincing her to promise not to use the Elements of Harmony against him as a sign of their newfound friendship. It shocks him as much as anyone that he ultimately proves worthy of it.]]

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* ThePowerOfFriendship: Fluttershy plans to use this to reform Discord. [[spoiler:It actually works, in one of the best examples in animation]].
* PowerOfTrust: [[spoiler:Discord uses this against Fluttershy, Fluttershy by convincing her to promise not to use the Elements of Harmony against him as a sign of their newfound friendship. It shocks him as much as anyone that he ultimately proves worthy of it.]]



** The Mane Six keep their Elements at the ready should Fluttershy not be able to tame Discord. Likewise, Celestia made it so Discord ''can't'' take the Elements from them.
** [[spoiler:Celestia advises that Twilight keep the Elements with her at the end of the episode should Discord still relapse, especially since he mumbles that he wouldn't use his power for evil "most of the time".]]

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** The Mane Six keep their Elements at the ready should Fluttershy not be able to tame fail in reforming Discord. Likewise, Celestia made it so Discord ''can't'' take the Elements from them.
** [[spoiler:Celestia advises that Twilight keep the Elements with her at the end of the episode should Discord still relapse, especially since he mumbles that he wouldn't use his power for evil "most of the time".]]



-->'''Fluttershy:''' [[spoiler:I'M. NOT. YOUR. FRIEND!!]]

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-->'''Fluttershy:''' [[spoiler:I'M. NOT. YOUR. FRIEND!!]]PAL!!]]



* RollOutTheRedCarpet: Discord does this with his tongue. And he happens to be inside the fully rolled-out carpet too...
* RunningGag: Fluttershy being shocked by what the beavers are saying.

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* RollOutTheRedCarpet: Discord does this with his tongue. tongue....And he happens to be inside the fully rolled-out carpet too...
* RunningGag: Fluttershy being shocked by what the beavers are saying.



** Considering Fluttershy is [[spoiler:holding his paw at the time]], it could also be considered one for Fluttershy×Discord. Hell, the entire episode is a massive ShipTease for Fluttercord. Special mention goes to [[spoiler:the end, where they both blush and hold paws/hooves while Fluttershy says he's a real sweetheart and everyone else looks away awkwardly]].
* ShoutOut

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** Considering Fluttershy is [[spoiler:holding his paw at the time]], it could also be considered one for Fluttershy×Discord. Hell, the **The entire episode is a massive ShipTease for Fluttercord. Special mention goes to [[spoiler:the end, where they both blush and hold paws/hooves while Fluttershy says he's a real sweetheart and everyone else looks away awkwardly]].
* ShoutOut*ShoutOut:



** A minor one, but, when Discord levitates Fluttershy's cottage and spins it in mid-air, ''everything'' in the background behaves exactly as it would if it were inside a spinning house.
* ShutUpHannibal: When Discord tries manipulating Twilight and the others so they won't be so eager to use the Elements against him since this would disappoint Princess Celestia and ruin her plans of reforming him, Twilight makes it clear that they aren't falling for his manipulations again, and that Princess Celestia trusts them enough to know that, if they petrify him again, it's because he deserves it.

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** A minor one, but, when When Discord levitates Fluttershy's cottage and spins it in mid-air, ''everything'' in the background behaves exactly as it would if it were inside a spinning house.
* ShutUpHannibal: When Discord tries manipulating Twilight and the others so they won't be so eager to use the Elements against him since this would disappoint Princess Celestia and ruin her plans of reforming him, Twilight makes it clear that they aren't falling for his manipulations again, and that Princess Celestia trusts them enough to know that, if they petrify him again, it's because he deserves it.
house.



* SpoilerTitle: The title was originally going to be "Fluttershy's Home for Reformed Draconequi".

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* SpoilerTitle: The title was originally going to be [[spoiler: "Fluttershy's Home for Reformed Draconequi".]]



* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: Fluttershy might be a very shy pony with LovableCoward tendencies, but she's used to dealing with wild animals on a regular basis, and taming them with kindness alone. Plus she's very resistant to mind games. Who better than her to reform an [[MagnificentBastard expert manipulator and trickster]] that she had managed to resist in the past, and who's also [[MixAndMatchCreatures a creature composed of several different animals]]?

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* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: Fluttershy might be a very shy pony with LovableCoward tendencies, but she's used to dealing with wild animals on a regular basis, basis and taming them with kindness alone. Plus she's very resistant to mind games. Who better than her to reform an [[MagnificentBastard expert manipulator and trickster]] that she had managed to resist in the past, and who's also [[MixAndMatchCreatures a creature composed of several different animals]]?



* [[spoiler:TookALevelInKindness: Discord after realizing he does value Fluttershy as a friend.]]

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* [[spoiler:TookALevelInKindness: Discord after After realizing he does value values Fluttershy as a friend.friend, Discord restores Sweet Apple Acres to its former state without further tricks.]]



* [[spoiler:VillainousBSOD: Discord realizes that Fluttershy accepting him as her friend (the only one he's ever had) actually ''does'' matter to him. This results in him having a HeelRealization and willingly undoing his chaos.]]

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* [[spoiler:VillainousBSOD: Discord realizes that Fluttershy accepting him as her friend (the only one he's ever had) actually ''does'' matter to him. This results in him having a HeelRealization and willingly undoing his chaos.]]



* WasItReallyWorthIt: [[spoiler:Discord ends up pulling this on ''himself'' when he asks Fluttershy if she expects him to consider their friendship worth undoing his chaos. To everyone's surprise, especially his own, he finds keeping his chaos really ''isn't'' worth it anymore.]]
* WeaponForIntimidation: The Mane Six wear the Elements of Harmony at all times, as a constant reminder to Discord that they can petrify him at any moment he goes too far with his antics.
* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler:The Mane Six actually succeed in reforming Discord. Also, Celestia permanently entrusts the Elements of Harmony to Twilight, meaning the Mane Six can now access them any time]].
* WhatTheHellHero: The rest of the Mane Six aren't the least bit happy with how oblivious Fluttershy seems to be towards Discord's trickery. [[spoiler:It turns out she ''wasn't'' that gullible, and quickly turns this trope right on her friends' heads for thinking she ''was'']].

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* WasItReallyWorthIt: [[spoiler:Discord ends up pulling pulls this on ''himself'' when he asks Fluttershy if she expects him to consider their friendship worth undoing his chaos. To everyone's surprise, especially his own, he finds keeping his chaos really ''isn't'' worth it anymore.]]
* WeaponForIntimidation: The Mane Six wear the Elements of Harmony at all times, as a constant reminder to Discord that they can petrify him at any moment if he goes too far with his antics.
* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler:The Mane Six actually succeed in reforming Discord. Also, Celestia permanently entrusts the Elements of Harmony to Twilight, meaning the Mane Six can now access at them any time]].
* WhatTheHellHero: WhatTheHellHero:
**Even her "most faithful student" thinks Celestia is crazy for her plan to reform Discord.
**
The rest of the Mane Six aren't the least bit happy with how oblivious Fluttershy seems to be towards Discord's trickery. [[spoiler:It turns out she ''wasn't'' that gullible, and quickly turns this trope right on her friends' heads for thinking she ''was'']].



* WorldHealingWave: [[spoiler:Discord does one to restore Sweet Apple Acres after his HeelRealization.]]

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* WorldHealingWave: [[spoiler:Discord does [[spoiler:Discord, of all people, uses one to restore Sweet Apple Acres after his HeelRealization.]]
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* ShownTheirWork: Beavers causing floods and affecting farms and even little towns is something that happens at times in RealLife.

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* ShownTheirWork: ShownTheirWork:
**
Beavers causing floods and affecting farms and even little towns is something that happens at times in RealLife.RealLife.
** A minor one, but, when Discord levitates Fluttershy's cottage and spins it in mid-air, ''everything'' in the background behaves exactly as it would if it were inside a spinning house.
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* SuddenlyShouting:
--> '''Twilight:''' "With all due respect, Princess Celestia--'''HOW COULD YOU BRING DISCORD HERE?!'''"
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Discord manages to [[spoiler:do this to ''himself'']] when he asks [[spoiler:Fluttershy if she thought he'd give up his WorldOfChaos for her sake. The moment he asks, he actually starts thinking about the question.]]
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* PowerOfFriendship: Fluttershy plans to use this to reform Discord. [[spoiler:It actually works, in one of the best examples in animation]].

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* PowerOfFriendship: ThePowerOfFriendship: Fluttershy plans to use this to reform Discord. [[spoiler:It actually works, in one of the best examples in animation]].
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* AndIMustScream: Discord makes it perfectly clear he can hear everything Princess Celestia says while turned to stone.

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* AndIMustScream: Discord makes it perfectly clear he can hear everything Princess Celestia says is self-aware while turned to stone.



* BlushSticker: Fluttershy gets these when Celestia states how confident she is that Fluttershy's the right pony to reform Discord, and gets them again when Twilight reaffirms this during her recap at the end of the episode.

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* BlushSticker: Fluttershy gets these when Celestia states how confident she is that Fluttershy's the right pony to reform Discord, and gets them [[spoiler:and again when Twilight reaffirms this during her recap at the end of the episode.episode]].



** Right after Discord's released and starts messing around, Fluttershy doesn't hesitate to use "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E17StareMaster The Stare]]" on Discord to get him to behave. While it never fails to work on recalcitrant animals, chaos deities are apparently immune.
** Even though Discord ''and her friends'' think she is silly and gullible, Fluttershy proves she [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E19PuttingYourHoofDown knows how to assert herself]] when necessary, and not be a pushover.
** At one point Discord tried pointing out to Twilight that Celestia might get disappointed with her if she and her friends choose to use the Elements to return him to his stone prison instead of reforming. Twilight however deflected Discord's by saying the Celestia would understand perfectly if they made that decision, making it so far perhaps the only point in the entire show where Twilight has taken Celestia's [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E22ABirdintheHoof reasonable]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E26TheBestNightEver and easy-going]] nature into account.

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** Discord points out to Twilight that Celestia might get disappointed with her if she and her friends choose to use the Elements to return him to his stone prison instead of reforming him. Twilight retorts that Celestia would probably understand, making it so far perhaps the only point in the entire show where Twilight has taken Celestia's [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E22ABirdintheHoof reasonable]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E26TheBestNightEver and easy-going]] nature into account.
** Right after Discord's released and starts messing around, Fluttershy doesn't hesitate to use "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E17StareMaster The Stare]]" on Discord to get him to behave. While it never fails to work on recalcitrant animals, chaos deities [[NoSell chaotic entities are apparently immune.
immune]].
** Even [[spoiler:Even though Discord ''and her friends'' think she is silly and she's gullible, Fluttershy proves she [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E19PuttingYourHoofDown knows how to assert herself]] when necessary, and not be a pushover.
** At one point Discord tried pointing out to Twilight that Celestia might get disappointed with her if she and her friends choose to use the Elements to return him to his stone prison instead of reforming. Twilight however deflected Discord's by saying the Celestia would understand perfectly if they made that decision, making it so far perhaps the only point in the entire show where Twilight has taken Celestia's [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E22ABirdintheHoof reasonable]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E26TheBestNightEver and easy-going]] nature into account.
pushover.]]



* FriendToAllLivingThings: As if Fluttershy weren't an example enough already, the fact that she's willing to befriend the [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Draconequomorphic Personification]] of chaos and disharmony has got to make her the biggest example ever. [[spoiler:Even more impressively, she succeeded in doing so]].

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* FriendToAllLivingThings: As if Fluttershy weren't an example enough already, the fact that she's willing to befriend the [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Draconequomorphic Personification]] of chaos and disharmony has got to make her the biggest example ever. [[spoiler:Even more impressively, she succeeded in doing so]].succeeds]].



* GoKartingWithBowser: The Mane 6 themselves, at one point, were having dinner with Discord.

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* GoKartingWithBowser: The Mane 6 themselves, at one point, were having Discord hosts a dinner with Discord.party for the Mane Six to "prove" how well-behaved he's become.



* GoodIsNotDumb: Fluttershy, big time.
-->'''Rainbow Dash:''' You see Discord's behind all this, right?\\
'''Fluttershy:''' Oh, of course I do! Do you all think I'm a silly, gullible fool?\\
'''Others:''' Um, well... Er...\\
'''Rarity:''' Only in the sense of being silly and gullible.

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* GoodIsNotDumb: Fluttershy, [[spoiler:Fluttershy, big time.
-->'''Rainbow
time.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Rainbow
Dash:''' You see Discord's behind all this, right?\\
'''Fluttershy:'''
right?]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Fluttershy:'''
Oh, of course I do! Do you all think I'm a silly, gullible fool?\\
'''Others:'''
fool?]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Others:'''
Um, well... Er...\\
'''Rarity:'''
]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Rarity:'''
Only in the sense of being silly and gullible.]]
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* [[spoiler:MeaninglessVillainVictory: Discord secures his freedom by making Fluttershy promise to never use the Element of Kindness against him, thus neutralizing all of the Elements of Harmony, as they have to be used together--a promise she refuses to break because doing so would invalidate the trust and friendship they have built up. But she makes it clear that if he returns to his old ways, their friendship is over, and Discord realizes that Fluttershy has worked her way into his heart enough that it just isn't worth it.]]



-->'''Fluttershy:''' ''({{Gasp}})'' Such language!

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-->'''Fluttershy:''' ''({{Gasp}})'' ''({{gasp}})'' Such language!



** Another Disney's reference; just like in "The Return of Harmony", the way Discord breaks free from his stony prison is very similar to how the WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} do it.



** Unfortunately, Discord is (still) a few steps ahead of them. [[spoiler: In fact, if he didn't suddenly develop a conscience, Discord would have won, hands down.]]
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* ItsAllAboutMe: Discord, especially during his rant about how he can do whatever he wants. [[spoiler:[[AnAesop The lesson]] he learns at the end of the episode is that having a friend means not always getting what you want]].

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Discord, especially during his rant about how he can do whatever he wants. [[spoiler:[[AnAesop The lesson]] he learns at the end of the episode is that having a friend means not always getting what you want]]. want]].
* KeepingTheEnemyClose: Discord of all people is entrusted to Fluttershy to remain under surveillance and be reformed. [[spoiler:Which he apparently does.]]
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** At one point Discord tried pointing out to Twilight that Celestia might get disappointed with her if she and her friends choose to use the Elements to return him to his stone prison instead of reforming. Twilight however deflected Discord's by saying the Celestia would understand perfectly if they made that decision, making it so far perhaps the only point in the entire show where Twilight has taken Celestia's [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E22ABirdintheHoof reasonable]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E26TheBestNightEver and easy-going]] nature into account.
4th Apr '13 11:52:21 PM immblueversion
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Princess Celestia meets with Twilight and her friends on the outskirts of Ponyville, bringing along an important visitor who's not only a lifeless stone statue, but also has a deer antler, a goat leg, a bat wing, and a snake tail: Discord! The ponies are naturally baffled and outraged by this shocking development, seeing how the wicked spirit of chaos and disharmony turned Ponyville upside-down and nearly destroyed their friendship the last time they met, but Princess Celestia indicates she has found use for Discord's magic if he can be convinced to use it for good of his own will. She commissions the six bearers of the Elements of Harmony for the job--particularly Fluttershy, with her affinity for animals.

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Princess Celestia meets with Twilight and her friends on the outskirts of Ponyville, bringing along an important visitor who's not only a lifeless stone statue, but also has a deer antler, a goat leg, a bat wing, and a snake tail: Discord! The ponies are naturally baffled and outraged by this shocking development, outraged, seeing how the wicked spirit of chaos and disharmony turned Ponyville upside-down and nearly destroyed their friendship the last time they met, but met. Princess Celestia indicates assures them she has found use for Discord's magic if he can be convinced to use it for good of his own will. She commissions the six bearers of the Elements of Harmony for the job--particularly Fluttershy, with her affinity for animals.



Fluttershy reveals her strategy to her friends: befriend the rambunctious spirit by being as kind as she possibly can. Her friends still have their doubts, but promise to remain close in case anything goes wrong. Unfortunately, they're unable to form a backup plan since Discord has torn out and eaten all the pages in Twilight's books containing info on spells that could reform him forcibly. Even so, Fluttershy appears convinced that she's making progress with the trickster, and invites all her friends over for a dinner party to prove it. The party goes about as well as Fluttershy's friends expect, what with Discord bringing the tableware to life and playing pranks on everypony. Still, Fluttershy puts up with it all because, in her words, that's what friends do--and to the surprise of everyone, Discord seems genuinely touched that Fluttershy is willing to be the first friend he's ever had.

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Fluttershy reveals her strategy believes the key to her friends: turning Discord good is to befriend the rambunctious spirit him by being as kind as she possibly can. Her friends still have their doubts, but promise to remain close in case anything goes wrong. Unfortunately, they're unable to form a backup plan since Discord has torn out and eaten all the pages in Twilight's books containing info on spells that could reform him forcibly. Even so, Fluttershy appears convinced that she's making progress with the trickster, and invites all her friends over for a dinner party to prove it. The party goes about as well as Fluttershy's friends expect, what with Discord bringing the tableware to life and playing pranks on everypony. Still, Fluttershy puts up with it all because, in her words, that's what friends do--and to the surprise of everyone, Discord seems genuinely touched that Fluttershy is willing to be the first friend he's ever had.
30th Mar '13 10:37:28 PM subzero008
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** Unfortunately, Discord is (still) a few steps ahead of them. [[spoiler: In fact, if he didn't suddenly develop a conscience, Discord would have won, hands down.]]
30th Mar '13 7:12:14 AM LordGro
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** Discord briefly dons a [[AliceInWonderland blue suit and top hat while having tea with Angel Bunny]].

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** Discord briefly dons a [[AliceInWonderland [[Literature/AliceInWonderland blue suit and top hat while having tea with Angel Bunny]].
13th Mar '13 10:42:33 PM Acebrock
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* [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: Discord smiles rather sheepishly when Fluttershy first calls him a friend.
9th Mar '13 3:47:01 PM StFan
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[[caption-width-right:350:He's ''[[MythologyGag BACK!]]'' All that's missing is the [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration mariachi band]].[[note]]Oh, and just because we can't resist: Abracadabra! Granny's gonna grab ya![[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:He's [[caption-width-right:350:[-He's ''[[MythologyGag BACK!]]'' All that's missing is the [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration mariachi band]].[[note]]Oh, -][[note]]Oh, and just because we can't resist: Abracadabra! Granny's gonna grab ya![[/note]]]]
9th Mar '13 3:46:17 PM StFan
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* CreditsGag: Tabitha St. Germain was the one who provided the voice to the gravy boat. It should be pointed out that the gravy boat was mute

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* CreditsGag: Tabitha St. Germain was the one who provided the voice to the gravy boat. It should be pointed out that the gravy boat was mutemute.



* FullNameBasis: Mister Beaverton Beaverteeth.

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* FullNameBasis: Mister Beaverton Beaverteeth.Beaverteeth



* GenreSavvy: Twilight and friends know that Discord's going to find some way to bring his chaos onto Ponyville despite any assurance he may give.

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* GenreSavvy: GenreSavvy
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Twilight and friends know that Discord's going to find some way to bring his chaos onto Ponyville despite any assurance he may give.



** Another Disney's reference; just like in 'The Return of Harmony', the way Discord breaks free from his stony prison is very similar to how the WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} do it.
* ShownTheirWork : Beavers causing floods and affecting farms and even little towns is something that happens at times in RealLife.

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** Another Disney's reference; just like in 'The "The Return of Harmony', Harmony", the way Discord breaks free from his stony prison is very similar to how the WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} do it.
* ShownTheirWork : ShownTheirWork: Beavers causing floods and affecting farms and even little towns is something that happens at times in RealLife.



* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaMan: Fluttershy might be a very shy pony with LovableCoward tendencies, but she's used to dealing with wild animals on a regular basis, and taming them with kindness alone. Plus she's very resistant to mind games. Who better than her to reform an [[MagnificentBastard expert manipulator and trickster]] that she had managed to resist in the past, and who's also [[MixAndMatchCreatures a creature composed of several different animals]]?
* [[spoiler:TookALevelInKindness: Discord after realizing he does value Fluttershy as a friend.]]

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* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaMan: ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: Fluttershy might be a very shy pony with LovableCoward tendencies, but she's used to dealing with wild animals on a regular basis, and taming them with kindness alone. Plus she's very resistant to mind games. Who better than her to reform an [[MagnificentBastard expert manipulator and trickster]] that she had managed to resist in the past, and who's also [[MixAndMatchCreatures a creature composed of several different animals]]?
* [[spoiler:TookALevelInKindness: Discord after realizing he does value Fluttershy as a friend.]]
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* [[spoiler:TookALevelInKindness: Discord after realizing he does value Fluttershy as a friend.]]
21st Feb '13 7:45:36 AM Craver357
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* GoKartingWithBowser: The Mane 6 themselves, at one point, were having dinner with Discord.
13th Feb '13 5:00:10 PM OnTheHill
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "She's really alright with him staying there?" - "ThatsWhatSheSaid!"
12th Feb '13 12:38:58 PM Rytex
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12th Feb '13 12:38:54 PM Rytex
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* CreditsGag: Tabitha St. Germain was the one who provided the voice to the gravy boat. It should be pointed out that the gravy boat was mute
12th Feb '13 3:30:23 AM Thainen
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "She's really alright with him staying there?" - "ThatsWhatSheSaid!"
9th Feb '13 6:40:44 AM RyRodrigo
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* ForcedMeme: One of the show's staff said that Discord will say something that would "make the fandom explode!" [[spoiler: He says [[TitleDrop "Friendship is Magic."]]]] Given the Base Breaker nature of the episode (and the awkwardness of the line lampshaded by Discord's delivery of it), it didn't work out that way.
6th Feb '13 7:16:20 PM immblueversion
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Princess Celestia meets with Twilight and her friends on the outskirts of Ponyville, bringing along an important visitor who's not only a lifeless stone statue, but also has a deer antler, a goat leg, a bat wing, and a snake tail: Discord! The ponies are naturally baffled and outraged by this shocking development, seeing how the spirit of chaos and disharmony turned Ponyville upside-down and nearly destroyed their friendship the last time they met. But Princess Celestia indicates she has found use for Discord's magic if he can be coerced out of his wicked ways, and she commissions the six bearers of the Elements of Harmony for the job--particularly Fluttershy, with her affinity for animals.

Reluctantly, the six use the Elements of Harmony to release Discord from his stone prison. Discord, having heard Celestia's plan, isn't the least bit keen about the idea of being reformed, and gets right to work on changing the woodland critters around him. The ponies give him an ultimatum he can't refuse--behave, or they'll turn him back to stone--and he agrees to tone down his chaos, but not before bewitching a colony of beavers in Sweet Apple Acres behind everypony's backs...

Discord decides to crash at Fluttershy's cottage so she can "reform" him. Fluttershy reveals her strategy to her friends: befriend the rambunctious spirit by being as kind as she possibly can. Her friends still have their doubts, but promise to remain close in case anything goes wrong. Unfortunately, they're unable to form a backup plan since Discord has torn out and eaten all the pages in Twilight's books containing info on spells that could reform him forcibly. Even so, Fluttershy appears convinced that she's making progress with the trickster, and invites all her friends over for a dinner party to prove it. The party goes about as well as Fluttershy's friends expect, what with Discord bringing the tableware to life and playing pranks on everypony. Still, Fluttershy puts up with it all because, in her words, that's what friends do--and to the surprise of everyone, Discord seems genuinely touched that Fluttershy is willing to be the first friend he's ever had.

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Princess Celestia meets with Twilight and her friends on the outskirts of Ponyville, bringing along an important visitor who's not only a lifeless stone statue, but also has a deer antler, a goat leg, a bat wing, and a snake tail: Discord! The ponies are naturally baffled and outraged by this shocking development, seeing how the wicked spirit of chaos and disharmony turned Ponyville upside-down and nearly destroyed their friendship the last time they met. But met, but Princess Celestia indicates she has found use for Discord's magic if he can be coerced out convinced to use it for good of his wicked ways, and she own will. She commissions the six bearers of the Elements of Harmony for the job--particularly Fluttershy, with her affinity for animals.

Reluctantly, the six use the Elements of Harmony to release Discord from his stone prison. Discord, having heard Celestia's plan, isn't the least bit keen about the idea of being reformed, and gets right to work on changing the woodland critters around him. The ponies give him an ultimatum he can't refuse--behave, refuse: behave, or they'll turn him back to stone--and he stone. He agrees to tone down his chaos, chaos and crash at Fluttershy's cottage so she can "reform" him, but not before bewitching a colony of beavers in Sweet Apple Acres behind everypony's backs...

Discord decides to crash at Fluttershy's cottage so she can "reform" him. Fluttershy reveals her strategy to her friends: befriend the rambunctious spirit by being as kind as she possibly can. Her friends still have their doubts, but promise to remain close in case anything goes wrong. Unfortunately, they're unable to form a backup plan since Discord has torn out and eaten all the pages in Twilight's books containing info on spells that could reform him forcibly. Even so, Fluttershy appears convinced that she's making progress with the trickster, and invites all her friends over for a dinner party to prove it. The party goes about as well as Fluttershy's friends expect, what with Discord bringing the tableware to life and playing pranks on everypony. Still, Fluttershy puts up with it all because, in her words, that's what friends do--and to the surprise of everyone, Discord seems genuinely touched that Fluttershy is willing to be the first friend he's ever had.
6th Feb '13 8:27:43 AM clam15
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[[caption-width-right:350:He's ''[[MythologyGag BACK!]]'' All that's missing is the [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration mariachi band]].[[note]]Abracadabra! Granny's gonna grab ya![[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:He's ''[[MythologyGag BACK!]]'' All that's missing is the [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration mariachi band]].[[note]]Abracadabra! [[note]]Oh, and just because we can't resist: Abracadabra! Granny's gonna grab ya![[/note]]]]
6th Feb '13 7:25:19 AM StFan
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* RollOutTheRedCarpet: Discord does this with his tongue. And he proves to be inside the fully rolled-out carpet too...

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* RollOutTheRedCarpet: Discord does this with his tongue. And he proves happens to be inside the fully rolled-out carpet too...
5th Feb '13 5:13:59 PM Classified
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->'''Discord:''' I'm Discord! The Master of Chaos! You think you can just boss Discord around? You think I'm going to turn all this back because you say so? Because if I don't, [[FreudianSlip I'll lose the one friend I ever had]]?

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->'''Discord:''' I'm Discord! The Master of Chaos! You think you can just boss Discord around? You think I'm going to turn all this back because you say so? Because if I don't, [[FreudianSlip [[ExplainExplainOhCrap I'll lose the one friend I ever had]]?
5th Feb '13 8:34:56 AM Usagi1992
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* [[TakingAdvantageofGenerosity Taking Advantage of Kindness]]: [[spoiler:After Fluttershy gives her word that she won't use her Element of Harmony against him, Discord figures he has himself a "Get Out of Jail Free" card, and that there isn't a thing anypony can do about it "because [they're] friends!" Thankfully, [[RageBreakingPoint even Fluttershy has her limits]]]].

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* [[TakingAdvantageofGenerosity Taking Advantage of Kindness]]: [[spoiler:After Fluttershy gives her word that she won't use her Element of Harmony against him, Discord figures he has himself a "Get Out of Jail Free" card, and that there isn't a darn thing anypony can do about it "because [they're] friends!" Thankfully, [[RageBreakingPoint even Fluttershy has her limits]]]].
2nd Feb '13 7:44:35 PM immblueversion
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* [[TakingAdvantageofGenerosity Taking Advantage of Kindness]]: [[spoiler: After Fluttershy gave her word that she wouldn't use her Element of Harmony against him, Discord figured he got himself a 'Get Out of Jail Free' card, in that he could do whatever the hell he wanted, and there wasn't a damn thing she could do about it, "because we're friends!" But thankfully, even Fluttershy had her limits.]]

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* [[TakingAdvantageofGenerosity Taking Advantage of Kindness]]: [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After Fluttershy gave gives her word that she wouldn't won't use her Element of Harmony against him, Discord figured figures he got has himself a 'Get "Get Out of Jail Free' Free" card, in and that he could do whatever the hell he wanted, and there wasn't isn't a damn thing she could anypony can do about it, it "because we're [they're] friends!" But thankfully, Thankfully, [[RageBreakingPoint even Fluttershy had has her limits.]]limits]]]].



* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaMan : Fluttershy might be a very shy pony with LovableCoward tendencies, but she's used to dealing with wild animals on a regular basis, and taming them with kindness alone. Plus she's very resistant to mind games. Who better than her to reform an [[MagnificentBastard expert manipulator and trickster]] that she had managed to resist in the past, and who's also [[MixAndMatchCreatures a creature composed of several different animals]]?

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* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaMan : ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaMan: Fluttershy might be a very shy pony with LovableCoward tendencies, but she's used to dealing with wild animals on a regular basis, and taming them with kindness alone. Plus she's very resistant to mind games. Who better than her to reform an [[MagnificentBastard expert manipulator and trickster]] that she had managed to resist in the past, and who's also [[MixAndMatchCreatures a creature composed of several different animals]]?



* TitleDrop: [[spoiler:Discord himself reluctantly delivers the paramount phrase "Friendship is Magic."]]

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* TitleDrop: [[spoiler:Discord himself reluctantly delivers the paramount phrase "Friendship is Magic."]]TitleDrop:
-->[[spoiler:'''Fluttershy:''' Go on. Say it...]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Discord:''' ''(groans)'' All right... ''Friendshipismagic''.]]
2nd Feb '13 7:36:06 PM immblueversion
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Reluctantly, the six use the Elements of Harmony to remove the petrification. Lo and behold, Discord isn't the least bit keen about the idea of being reformed, and gets right to work on changing the woodland critters around him. The ponies give him an ultimatum he can't refuse--behave, or they'll turn him back to stone--and he agrees to tone down his chaos, but not before bewitching a colony of beavers in Sweet Apple Acres behind everypony's backs...

Discord, having heard the plan, decides to crash at Fluttershy's cottage so she can "reform" him. Fluttershy reveals her strategy to her friends: befriend the rambunctious spirit by being as kind as she possibly can. Her friends still have their doubts, but promise to remain close in case anything goes wrong. Unfortunately, they're unable to form a backup plan since Discord has torn out and eaten all the pages in Twilight's books containing info on spells that could reform him forcibly. Even so, Fluttershy appears convinced that she's making progress with the trickster, and invites all her friends over for a dinner party to prove it. The party goes about as well as Fluttershy's friends expect, what with Discord bringing the tableware to life and playing pranks on everypony. Still, Fluttershy puts up with it all because, in her words, that's what friends do--and to the surprise of everyone, Discord seems genuinely touched that Fluttershy is willing to be the first friend he's ever had.

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Reluctantly, the six use the Elements of Harmony to remove the petrification. Lo and behold, release Discord from his stone prison. Discord, having heard Celestia's plan, isn't the least bit keen about the idea of being reformed, and gets right to work on changing the woodland critters around him. The ponies give him an ultimatum he can't refuse--behave, or they'll turn him back to stone--and he agrees to tone down his chaos, but not before bewitching a colony of beavers in Sweet Apple Acres behind everypony's backs...

Discord, having heard the plan, Discord decides to crash at Fluttershy's cottage so she can "reform" him. Fluttershy reveals her strategy to her friends: befriend the rambunctious spirit by being as kind as she possibly can. Her friends still have their doubts, but promise to remain close in case anything goes wrong. Unfortunately, they're unable to form a backup plan since Discord has torn out and eaten all the pages in Twilight's books containing info on spells that could reform him forcibly. Even so, Fluttershy appears convinced that she's making progress with the trickster, and invites all her friends over for a dinner party to prove it. The party goes about as well as Fluttershy's friends expect, what with Discord bringing the tableware to life and playing pranks on everypony. Still, Fluttershy puts up with it all because, in her words, that's what friends do--and to the surprise of everyone, Discord seems genuinely touched that Fluttershy is willing to be the first friend he's ever had.



Suddenly, Discord realizes that he ''does'' value his friendship with Fluttershy too much to lose it, and restores Sweet Apple Acres to its original, harmonious state. Everyone congratulates Fluttershy for accomplishing the seemingly impossible task of getting Discord to embrace the magic of friendship. Truly reformed, Discord personally promises Princess Celestia that he will only use his powers for good... ''most'' of the time.

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Suddenly, Discord realizes that he ''does'' value his friendship with Fluttershy too much to lose it, and restores Sweet Apple Acres to its original, harmonious state. Everyone congratulates Fluttershy for accomplishing the seemingly impossible task of getting Discord to embrace the magic of friendship. Truly reformed, Discord personally promises vows to Princess Celestia that he will only use his powers for good... ''most'' good rather than evil (''most'' of the time.time), while Celestia decides to let Twilight keep an eye on the Elements from now on, just in case...
1st Feb '13 2:43:09 PM AdelePotter
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Suddenly, Discord realizes that he ''does'' value his friendship with Fluttershy too much to lose it, and restores Sweet Apple Acres to its original, harmonious state. Everyone congratulates Fluttershy for accomplishing the seemingly impossible task of getting Discord to embrace the magic of friendship. Truly reformed, Discord personally promises Princess Celestia that he will only use his powers for good... ''most'' of the time(giving the possibility that he will only use his powers to help out Equestria as well as joke around with his magic some of the time).

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Suddenly, Discord realizes that he ''does'' value his friendship with Fluttershy too much to lose it, and restores Sweet Apple Acres to its original, harmonious state. Everyone congratulates Fluttershy for accomplishing the seemingly impossible task of getting Discord to embrace the magic of friendship. Truly reformed, Discord personally promises Princess Celestia that he will only use his powers for good... ''most'' of the time(giving the possibility that he will only use his powers to help out Equestria as well as joke around with his magic some of the time).time.
1st Feb '13 10:49:38 AM Playedforkeeps
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Suddenly, Discord realizes that he ''does'' value his friendship with Fluttershy too much to lose it, and restores Sweet Apple Acres to its original, harmonious state. Everyone congratulates Fluttershy for accomplishing the seemingly impossible task of getting Discord to embrace the magic of friendship. Truly reformed, Discord personally promises Princess Celestia that he will only use his powers for good... ''most'' of the time.

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Suddenly, Discord realizes that he ''does'' value his friendship with Fluttershy too much to lose it, and restores Sweet Apple Acres to its original, harmonious state. Everyone congratulates Fluttershy for accomplishing the seemingly impossible task of getting Discord to embrace the magic of friendship. Truly reformed, Discord personally promises Princess Celestia that he will only use his powers for good... ''most'' of the time.time(giving the possibility that he will only use his powers to help out Equestria as well as joke around with his magic some of the time).
31st Jan '13 11:54:27 PM OnTheHill
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* HonorBeforeReason: The other ponies believe this is the case about Fluttershy. [[spoiler:It's {{subverted|Trope}} since in reality, Fluttershy's [[IGaveMyWord absolute refusal]] to harm Discord is tempered by her refusal to be his victim. It winds up making all the difference in the world]].

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* HonorBeforeReason: The other ponies believe this is the case about with Fluttershy. [[spoiler:It's {{subverted|Trope}} since in reality, Fluttershy's [[IGaveMyWord absolute refusal]] to harm Discord is tempered by her refusal to be his victim. It winds up making all the difference in the world]].
27th Jan '13 4:02:37 PM Sydxelia
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[[FridgeLogic Which might not be much better....]]
27th Jan '13 4:01:40 PM Sydxelia
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Brought you by...
-->'''Rainbow Dash:''' Try us, Dick-cord!
** Admittedly, if you're not listening close enough, it could sound like "Dipcord". [[FridgeLogic Which might not be much better....]]

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Brought you by...
-->'''Rainbow Dash:''' Try us, Dick-cord!
** Admittedly, if you're not listening close enough, it could sound like "Dipcord".
[[FridgeLogic Which might not be much better....]]
26th Jan '13 10:45:53 PM FerreTrip
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** Admittedly, if you're not listening close enough, it could sound like "Dipcord". [[FridgeLogic Which might not be much better....]]
26th Jan '13 7:31:01 PM Dood95
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Brought you by...
-->'''Rainbow Dash:''' Try us, Dick-cord!
26th Jan '13 6:45:39 PM GGCrono
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Suddenly, Discord realizes that he ''does'' value his friendship with Fluttershy too much to lose it, and restores Sweet Apple Acres to its original, harmonious state. Everyone congratulates Fluttershy for accomplishing the seemingly impossible task of getting Discord to embrace the magic of friendship. Truly reformed, Discord personally promises Princess Celestia that he will only use his powers for good...''most'' of the time.

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Suddenly, Discord realizes that he ''does'' value his friendship with Fluttershy too much to lose it, and restores Sweet Apple Acres to its original, harmonious state. Everyone congratulates Fluttershy for accomplishing the seemingly impossible task of getting Discord to embrace the magic of friendship. Truly reformed, Discord personally promises Princess Celestia that he will only use his powers for good... ''most'' of the time.
26th Jan '13 6:45:24 PM GGCrono
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The tender moment is ruined when Angel Bunny barges in and warns everypony that bewitched beavers have dammed up the stream at Sweet Apple Acres and flooded Applejack's orchard to the canopy. As it turns out, Fluttershy has seen Discord's dirty work coming and puts him to the test, demanding he return the orchard to normal. Discord agrees on the condition she remove her Element and never use it on him, which she accepts...and then he turns the flood into an ice skating rink. Discord gloats that his friendship with Fluttershy has left him eternally free of the Elements, but Fluttershy, still honoring her end of the deal, now refuses to acknowledge him as her friend. This doesn't sit well with Discord at all:

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The tender moment is ruined when Angel Bunny barges in and warns everypony that bewitched beavers have dammed up the stream at Sweet Apple Acres and flooded Applejack's orchard to the canopy. As it turns out, Fluttershy has seen Discord's dirty work coming and puts him to the test, demanding he return the orchard to normal. Discord agrees on the condition she remove her Element and never use it on him, which she accepts... and then he turns the flood into an ice skating rink. Discord gloats that his friendship with Fluttershy has left him eternally free of the Elements, but Fluttershy, still honoring her end of the deal, now refuses to acknowledge him as her friend. This doesn't sit well with Discord at all:
26th Jan '13 3:34:01 PM Sydxelia
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*** When Fluttershy tries to use her stare on Discord, he initially plays along as though it's affecting him. Just before bursting out into laughter, he pleads, "I'll do whatever you say...Picard!"
26th Jan '13 11:53:48 AM Sydxelia
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* IGaveMyWord: [[spoiler:Fluttershy removes her Element and swears never to use it on him if he fixes the flood at Sweet Apple Acres. She keeps her word even after Discord turns the flood waters to ice.]]

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* IGaveMyWord: [[spoiler:Fluttershy removes her Element and swears never to use it on him Discord if he fixes the flood at Sweet Apple Acres. She keeps her word even after Discord turns the flood waters to ice.]]
26th Jan '13 11:52:54 AM Sydxelia
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* IGaveMyWord: [[spoiler:Fluttershy removes her Element and swears never to use it on him if he fixes the flood at Sweet Apple Acres.]]

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* IGaveMyWord: [[spoiler:Fluttershy removes her Element and swears never to use it on him if he fixes the flood at Sweet Apple Acres. She keeps her word even after Discord turns the flood waters to ice.]]
26th Jan '13 11:49:39 AM Sydxelia
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* IGaveMyWord: [[spoiler:Fluttershy removes her Element and swears never to use it on him if he fixes the flood at Sweet Apple Acres. Even after

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* IGaveMyWord: [[spoiler:Fluttershy removes her Element and swears never to use it on him if he fixes the flood at Sweet Apple Acres. Even after ]]
26th Jan '13 7:22:54 AM Usagi1993
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* [[TakingAdvantageofGenerosity Taking Advantage of Kindness]]: [[spoiler: After Fluttershy gave her word that she wouldn't use her Element of Harmony against him, Discord figured he got himself a 'Get Out of Jail Free' card, in that he could do whatever the hell he wanted, and there wasn't a damn thing she could do about it, "because we're friends!" But thankfully, even Fluttershy had her limits.]]
26th Jan '13 6:41:20 AM Kossmeister
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* [[spoiler:OddFriendship: Discord, spirit of chaos, comes to genuinely accept Fluttershy, Element of Kindness, as a friend.]]

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* [[spoiler:OddFriendship: Discord, spirit of chaos, comes to genuinely accept Fluttershy, Element of Kindness, Fluttershy as a friend.]]
26th Jan '13 6:28:45 AM Fluid
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* ShutUpKirk: Discord makes it perfectly clear to Fluttershy that he is a villain.
25th Jan '13 11:40:39 AM Kaika87
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*** When Fluttershy tries to use her stare on Discord, he initially plays along as though it's affecting him. Just before bursting out into laughter, he pleads, "I'll do whatever you say...Picard!"
24th Jan '13 11:47:56 PM JoseRamiro
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** Another Disney's reference; just like in 'The Return of Harmony', the way Discord breaks free from his stony prison is very similar to how the WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} do it.
24th Jan '13 5:37:28 PM nombretomado
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[[caption-width-right:350:He's ''[[MythologyGag BACK!]]'' All that's missing is the [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration mariachi band]].[[note]]Abracadabra! Granny's gonna grab ya![[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:He's ''[[MythologyGag BACK!]]'' All that's missing is the [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration mariachi band]].[[note]]Abracadabra! Granny's gonna grab ya![[/note]]]]
24th Jan '13 3:04:47 PM SigmasonicX
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*** When Fluttershy tries to use her stare on Discord, he initially plays along as though it's affecting him. Just before bursting out into laughter, he tells Fluttershy, "I'll do whatever you say...Picard!"
23rd Jan '13 10:32:32 PM Bluefootbooby
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* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaMan : Fluttershy might be a very shy pony with LovableCoward tendencies, but she's used to deal with wild animals on a regular basis, taming them on kindness alone, plus she's very resistant to mind games. Who better than her to reform an [[MagnificentBastard expert manipulator and trickster]] that she had managed to resist in the past, and who's also [[MixAndMatchCreatures a creature composed of several different animals]]?

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* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaMan : Fluttershy might be a very shy pony with LovableCoward tendencies, but she's used to deal dealing with wild animals on a regular basis, and taming them on with kindness alone, plus alone. Plus she's very resistant to mind games. Who better than her to reform an [[MagnificentBastard expert manipulator and trickster]] that she had managed to resist in the past, and who's also [[MixAndMatchCreatures a creature composed of several different animals]]?
23rd Jan '13 6:17:14 PM ArchTeryx
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[[caption-width-right:350:He's ''[[MythologyGag BACK!]]'' All that's missing is the [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration mariachi band]].[[note]]Band or not, better be careful or Granny's gonna getcha![[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:He's ''[[MythologyGag BACK!]]'' All that's missing is the [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration mariachi band]].[[note]]Band or not, better be careful or [[note]]Abracadabra! Granny's gonna getcha![[/note]]]]
grab ya![[/note]]]]
23rd Jan '13 6:11:14 PM ArchTeryx
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[[caption-width-right:350:He's ''[[MythologyGag BACK!]]'' All that's missing is the [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration mariachi band]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:He's ''[[MythologyGag BACK!]]'' All that's missing is the [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration mariachi band]].]]
[[note]]Band or not, better be careful or Granny's gonna getcha![[/note]]]]
23rd Jan '13 5:04:25 PM immblueversion
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* [[spoiler:TookALevelInKindness: Discord]] after realizing he does value Fluttershy as a friend.]]

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* [[spoiler:TookALevelInKindness: Discord]] Discord after realizing he does value Fluttershy as a friend.]]
23rd Jan '13 5:00:18 PM immblueversion
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** [[spoiler:Discord repeats his schtick of trying to turn the Mane Six against each other, but it's all just to distract them from his real plan to get Fluttershy to promise as a friend never to use her Element of Harmony against him, which she'd never break. [[OutGambitted: Fluttershy's own tactics are the only reason he's not ruling the world again at the end]].]]

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** [[spoiler:Discord repeats his schtick shtick of trying to turn the Mane Six against each other, but it's all just to distract them from his real plan to get Fluttershy to promise as a friend never to use her Element of Harmony against him, which she'd never break. [[OutGambitted: [[OutGambitted Fluttershy's own tactics are the only reason he's not ruling the world again at the end]].]]
23rd Jan '13 4:58:40 PM immblueversion
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->'''Twilight:''' [[Film/AllAboutEve Hold onto your Elements, girls. It's going to be a bumpy night]].

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->'''Twilight:''' [[Film/AllAboutEve Hold onto Hang on to your Elements, girls. It's going to gonna be a bumpy night]].



** [[Film/AllAboutEve "Hang on to your Elements, girls. It's going to be a bumpy night."]]

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** [[Film/AllAboutEve "Hang on to your Elements, girls. It's going to gonna be a bumpy night."]]
23rd Jan '13 4:55:18 PM immblueversion
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[[caption-width-right:350:He's ''[[MythologyGag BACK!]]'' And the only thing missing is the [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration mariachi band.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:He's ''[[MythologyGag BACK!]]'' And the only thing All that's missing is the [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration mariachi band.]]]]
band]].]]

->'''Twilight:''' [[Film/AllAboutEve Hold onto your Elements, girls. It's going to be a bumpy night]].



-->'''Twilight:''' Hold onto your Elements, girls. It's going to be a bumpy night.



->'''Discord:''' I'm Discord! The Master of Chaos! You think you can just boss Discord around? You think I'm going to turn all this back because you say so? Because if I don't, I'll lose the one friend I ever had? ''([[HeelRealization long, reflective pause]]) Oh... ''oh''...'' Well played, Fluttershy. Well played.

Now realizing the value of his friendship with Fluttershy and the sacrifices that must be made to keep it, [[WorldHealingWave Discord solemnly restores Sweet Apple Acres to its original, harmonious state]]. Everyone congratulates Fluttershy for accomplishing the seemingly impossible task of getting Discord to embrace the magic of friendship. Truly reformed, Discord personally promises Princess Celestia that he will only use his powers for good...''most'' of the time.

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->'''Discord:''' I'm Discord! The Master of Chaos! You think you can just boss Discord around? You think I'm going to turn all this back because you say so? Because if I don't, [[FreudianSlip I'll lose the one friend I ever had? ''([[HeelRealization long, reflective pause]]) Oh... ''oh''...'' Well played, Fluttershy. Well played.

Now realizing the
had]]?

Suddenly, Discord realizes that he ''does''
value of his friendship with Fluttershy too much to lose it, and the sacrifices that must be made to keep it, [[WorldHealingWave Discord solemnly restores Sweet Apple Acres to its original, harmonious state]].state. Everyone congratulates Fluttershy for accomplishing the seemingly impossible task of getting Discord to embrace the magic of friendship. Truly reformed, Discord personally promises Princess Celestia that he will only use his powers for good...''most'' of the time.



'''Pinkie Pie:''' And making yummy delicious chocolate milk rain all over the place without a single dollop of whipped cream to go with it ''anywhere in sight'' -- '''[[FelonyMisdemeanor NOT A SINGLE DOLLOP!]]'''

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'''Pinkie Pie:''' And making yummy delicious chocolate milk rain all over the place without a single dollop of whipped cream to go with it ''anywhere in sight'' -- '''[[FelonyMisdemeanor sight''--'''[[FelonyMisdemeanor NOT A SINGLE DOLLOP!]]'''



* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:Fluttershy had known all along that Discord was only pretending to be reformed; she had hoped that allowing him some measure of freedom and showing him kindness would help in convincing him to use his powers for good.]]
** [[spoiler:Plus, Discord repeats his schtick of trying to turn the Mane Six against each other, but it's all just to distract them from his real plan to get Fluttershy to promise as a friend never to use her Element of Harmony against him, which she'd never break. Fluttershy's own tactics are the only reason he's not ruling the world again at the end.]]

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* BatmanGambit: BatmanGambit
**
[[spoiler:Fluttershy had known all along that Discord was only pretending to be reformed; she had hoped that allowing him some measure of freedom and showing him kindness would help in convincing him to use his powers for good.]]
** [[spoiler:Plus, Discord [[spoiler:Discord repeats his schtick of trying to turn the Mane Six against each other, but it's all just to distract them from his real plan to get Fluttershy to promise as a friend never to use her Element of Harmony against him, which she'd never break. [[OutGambitted: Fluttershy's own tactics are the only reason he's not ruling the world again at the end.end]].]]



* BewareTheNiceOnes: Just because Fluttershy is being nice to Discord doesn't mean that she has forgotten what he is and that he's trying to use her niceness against her. She's sweet but not stupid. She has to remind the rest of the Mane Six of this, rather bluntly after she get a lot of grief from them on appearing too soft on Discord.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Just because Fluttershy is being nice to Discord doesn't mean that she has forgotten what he is and is, [[spoiler:and that he's trying to use her niceness against her. She's sweet but not stupid. her]]. She has to remind the rest of the Mane Six of this, [[WhatTheHellHero rather bluntly after she get gets a lot of grief from them on for appearing to be too soft on Discord.Discord]].



* BreakingTheFourthWall: Discord, at least once during the episode (after he enchants the beavers).

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Discord, at least once during the episode (after ([[spoiler:after he enchants the beavers).beavers]]).



* ContinuityNod: Fluttershy is identified -- by Celestia herself -- as being uniquely qualified to reform Discord. Back in "The Return of Harmony", Fluttershy was the only one of the Mane Six who wasn't susceptible to Discord's silver tongue; he only corrupted her by using magic to brainwash her.

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* ContinuityNod: Fluttershy is identified -- by identified--by Celestia herself -- as herself--as being uniquely qualified to reform Discord. Back in "The Return of Harmony", Fluttershy was the only one of the Mane Six who wasn't susceptible to Discord's silver tongue; he only corrupted her by using magic to brainwash her.



* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Working in both directions: Twilight and friends know that Discord's going to find some way to bring his chaos onto Ponyville despite any assurance he may give, while Discord knows Twilight and company will most surely find an alternative way to confront him once they realize he doesn't want to get reformed, so he uses his magic (and appetite) to get rid of any written spell that might affect him.
** Also Celestia, as usual; she enchanted the Elements of Harmony so Discord can't remove them by force or teleport/hide them away, as he did the first time.
* [[spoiler:DefeatMeansFriendship: In this case, Discord was defeated by friendship, in a manner of speaking.]]

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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Working in both directions: Twilight and friends know that Discord's going to find some way to bring his chaos onto Ponyville despite any assurance he may give, while Discord knows Twilight and company will most surely find an alternative way to confront him once they realize he doesn't want to get reformed, so he uses his magic (and appetite) to get rid of any written spell that might affect him.
** Also Celestia, as usual; she enchanted the Elements of Harmony so Discord can't remove them by force or teleport/hide them away, as he did the first time.
him.
* [[spoiler:DefeatMeansFriendship: In this case, Discord was is defeated by ''by'' friendship, in a manner of speaking.]]



* ExplainExplainOhCrap: Near the end of the episode [[spoiler:after Discord has succeeded in securing freedom from petrification and Fluttershy has declared that she will no longer be Discord's friend,]] Discord begins to rant about how great and powerful he is, and that he wasn't going to undo what he did just because she said so, that if he didn't, he'd [[spoiler:lose the one friend that he's ever had]], he abruptly realizes that... [[spoiler: yes, as a matter of fact, her friendship DID mean a great deal to him, and that he couldn't bear losing it.]]

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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: Near [[spoiler:Near the end of the episode [[spoiler:after episode, after Discord has succeeded succeeds in securing his freedom from petrification and Fluttershy has declared declares that she will no longer be is not Discord's friend,]] friend, Discord begins to rant about how great and powerful he is, and that he wasn't isn't going to undo what he did just because she said so, that he's done even if he didn't, he'd [[spoiler:lose it means losing the one friend that he's ever had]], he had, only to abruptly realizes that... [[spoiler: that yes, as a matter of fact, her friendship DID ''does'' mean a great deal to him, and that he couldn't bear losing it.]]him]].



* FriendToAllLivingThings: As if Fluttershy weren't an example enough already, the fact that she's willing to befriend the [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Draconequomorphic Personification]] of chaos and disharmony has got to make her the biggest example ever. [[spoiler:Even more impressively, she succeeded in doing so.]]

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* FriendToAllLivingThings: As if Fluttershy weren't an example enough already, the fact that she's willing to befriend the [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Draconequomorphic Personification]] of chaos and disharmony has got to make her the biggest example ever. [[spoiler:Even more impressively, she succeeded in doing so.]] so]].



* FurryReminder : Discord could have just disappeared the pages containing the spells, but instead, he eats them; one of the many animals he has characteristics of, the goat, is [[ExtremeOmnigoat well known for eating paper]] when finding it.

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* FurryReminder : FurryReminder: Discord could have just disappeared the pages containing the spells, but instead, he eats them; one of the many animals he has characteristics of, the goat, is [[ExtremeOmnigoat well known for eating paper]] when finding it.it.
* GenreSavvy: Twilight and friends know that Discord's going to find some way to bring his chaos onto Ponyville despite any assurance he may give.
** Celestia, as usual; she enchanted the Elements of Harmony so Discord can't remove them by force or teleport/hide them away, as he did the first time.



* HeelFaceBrainwashing: Discussed. Twilight seriously considers doing this to Discord, as a backup plan if he can't be reformed conventionally. However, Discord is [[GenreSavvy a few steps ahead of her]] and destroys the instructions for how to perform the spell.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: It takes the entire episode, but in the end, Discord finally sees the value of friendship]].

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* HeelFaceBrainwashing: Discussed.{{Discussed|Trope}}. Twilight seriously considers doing this to Discord, as a backup plan if he can't be reformed conventionally. However, Discord is [[GenreSavvy [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy a few steps ahead of her]] and destroys the instructions for how to perform the spell.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: It takes the entire episode, but in the end, Discord finally sees the value of friendship]].friendship.]]



* HolyHalo: Discord makes one appear above his head while feigning innocence during the dinner.
* HonorBeforeReason: The other ponies believe this is the case. [[spoiler:In reality, Fluttershy's [[IGaveMyWord absolute refusal]] to harm Discord is tempered by her refusal to be his victim. It winds up making all the difference in the world.]]
* [[HowDoYouLikeThemApples How Do You Like Them Carrots]]
* ItsAllAboutMe: Discord, especially during his rant about how he can do whatever he wants. [[spoiler:[[AnAesop The lesson]] he learns at the end of the episode is that having a friend means not always getting what you want.]]
* [[spoiler:KickTheMoralityPet: Discord mocking Fluttershy during the end. Realizing he's done this and risks alienating her because of it finally [[HeelRealization makes him realize he actually DOES value her friendship too much to lose it.]]]]

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* HolyHalo: Discord makes one appear above his head while feigning innocence during the dinner.
* HonorBeforeReason: The other ponies believe this is the case. [[spoiler:In case about Fluttershy. [[spoiler:It's {{subverted|Trope}} since in reality, Fluttershy's [[IGaveMyWord absolute refusal]] to harm Discord is tempered by her refusal to be his victim. It winds up making all the difference in the world.]]
world]].
* [[HowDoYouLikeThemApples HowDoYouLikeThemApples:
-->'''Discord:''' You like carrots, Angel? I'm playing your owner for a fool!
How Do You Like Them Carrots]]
do you like ''them'' carrots?
* IGaveMyWord: [[spoiler:Fluttershy removes her Element and swears never to use it on him if he fixes the flood at Sweet Apple Acres. Even after
* ItsAllAboutMe: Discord, especially during his rant about how he can do whatever he wants. [[spoiler:[[AnAesop The lesson]] he learns at the end of the episode is that having a friend means not always getting what you want.]]
want]].
* [[spoiler:KickTheMoralityPet: Discord mocking Fluttershy during the end. Realizing he's done this and risks alienating her because of it finally [[HeelRealization makes him realize he actually DOES actually]] ''[[HeelRealization does]]'' [[HeelRealization value her friendship too much to lose it.]]]]it]].]]



* NoSell: Fluttershy tries to use The Stare on Discord. He puts on a big show about being affected but then laughs it off like it was nothing.
* NothingCanStopMeNow: Discord has a speech like this when [[spoiler:Fluttershy holds to her promise not to use the Element of Kindness.]] He didn't realize there ''was'' something that could stop him; [[spoiler:him BecomingTheMask and coming to care about her for real.]]

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* NoSell: Fluttershy tries to use The Stare "The Stare" on Discord. He puts on a big show about being affected but then laughs it off like it was it's nothing.
* NothingCanStopMeNow: Discord has a speech like this when [[spoiler:Fluttershy holds to her promise not to use the Element of Kindness.]] Kindness]]. He didn't realize there ''was'' something that could stop him; [[spoiler:him BecomingTheMask and coming to care about her for real.]]



-->'''Discord:''' [[spoiler:...[[{{Touche}} Well played, Fluttershy. Well played.]]]]

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-->'''Discord:''' [[spoiler:...[[{{Touche}} Well played, Fluttershy. Well played.]]]]played]].]]



* RollOutTheRedCarpet: Discord does this... with his tongue! And he proves to be inside the fully rolled-out carpet too...

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* RollOutTheRedCarpet: Discord does this... this with his tongue! tongue. And he proves to be inside the fully rolled-out carpet too...



** Discord×Celestia fans are already running with Fluttershy's "He can be a real sweetheart once you get to know him."
** Considering Fluttershy is [[spoiler:holding his paw at the time]], it could also be considered one for Fluttershy×Discord. Hell, the entire episode is a massive ShipTease for Fluttercord. Special mention goes to [[spoiler:the end, where they both blush and hold paws/hooves while Fluttershy says he's a real sweetheart and everyone else looks away awkwardly.]]

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** Discord×Celestia fans are already running with Fluttershy's "He [[spoiler:"He can be a real sweetheart once you get to know him."
"]]
** Considering Fluttershy is [[spoiler:holding his paw at the time]], it could also be considered one for Fluttershy×Discord. Hell, the entire episode is a massive ShipTease for Fluttercord. Special mention goes to [[spoiler:the end, where they both blush and hold paws/hooves while Fluttershy says he's a real sweetheart and everyone else looks away awkwardly.]]awkwardly]].



** In title to a WorldWarII-era British public safety poster -- "keep calm and carry on" -- that has been [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/keep-calm-and-carry-on subject]] to MemeticMutation and [[http://www.welovefine.com/816-keep-calm-brony.html has]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/881-keep-calm-and-canter-on.html previously]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/882-keep-calm-and-canter-on.html been]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/959-keep-calm-and-canter-on.html referenced]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/1269-keep-calm-.html by]] TheMerch.

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** In title to a WorldWarII-era British public safety poster -- "keep poster--"keep calm and carry on" -- that on"--that has been [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/keep-calm-and-carry-on subject]] to MemeticMutation and [[http://www.welovefine.com/816-keep-calm-brony.html has]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/881-keep-calm-and-canter-on.html previously]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/882-keep-calm-and-canter-on.html been]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/959-keep-calm-and-canter-on.html referenced]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/1269-keep-calm-.html by]] TheMerch.



*** In the same vein, there are a lot of similarities with the time [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E13DejaQ Q became human]] to Discord's reform.

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*** In the same vein, there are a lot of similarities with the time [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E13DejaQ Q became human]] to Discord's reform.[[spoiler:Discord's reformation]].



** [[Film/AllAboutEve "Hang on to your Elements, girls. It's going to be a bumpy night."]]



** [[Film/AllAboutEve "Hang on to your elements, girls. It's going to be a bumpy night."]]



-->'''Rainbow Dash:''' [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 He's just trying to drive a wedge between us, like he always does!]]\\

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-->'''Rainbow Dash:''' Don't listen to him, Fluttershy! [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 He's just trying to drive a wedge between us, like he always does!]]\\



* ThatLiarLies: Rainbow Dash to Fluttershy regarding why she can't trust Discord, right after the Suspiciously Specific Denial exchange just above.

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* ThatLiarLies: Rainbow Dash to Fluttershy regarding why she can't trust Discord, right after the Suspiciously Specific Denial SuspiciouslySpecificDenial exchange just above.



* TookALevelInKindness: [[spoiler:Discord]] after realizing he does value Fluttershy as a friend.

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* TookALevelInKindness: [[spoiler:Discord]] [[spoiler:TookALevelInKindness: Discord]] after realizing he does value Fluttershy as a friend.]]



* VisualPun: When Discord creates another head behind his head in order to blow a raspberry while he [[BlatantLies tells Fluttershy that she is doing a good job reforming him]]. He is literally a '''two-faced liar'''.
** In an earlier scene, Discord ''literally'' rolls his eyes. As in, he pulls them out of his head and rolls them across the grass like marbles.

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* VisualPun: Discord is one big walking visual pun:
** He ''literally'' rolls his eyes. As in, he pulls them out of his head and rolls them across the grass like marbles.
**
When Rainbow Dash calls him a "''big'' liar", he shrinks himself down to size just to challenge her claim.
**
Discord creates another head behind his head in order to blow a raspberry while he [[BlatantLies tells Fluttershy that she is doing a good job reforming him]]. He is literally a '''two-faced liar'''.
** In an earlier scene, Discord ''literally'' rolls his eyes. As in, he pulls them out of his head and rolls them across the grass like marbles.
liar'''.



* WeaponForIntimidation : The Mane Six wear the Elements of Harmony at all times, as a constant reminder to Discord that they can petrify him at any moment he goes too far with his antics.
* WhamEpisode
** The Mane Six have to tame Discord. [[spoiler:And they ''succeed'']]. His reappearance itself is a shocker.
** Relatively minor compared to the above, but [[spoiler:Twilight, not Celestia, now holds the Elements of Harmony.]]

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* WeaponForIntimidation : WeaponForIntimidation: The Mane Six wear the Elements of Harmony at all times, as a constant reminder to Discord that they can petrify him at any moment he goes too far with his antics.
* WhamEpisode
** The
WhamEpisode: [[spoiler:The Mane Six have to tame actually succeed in reforming Discord. [[spoiler:And they ''succeed'']]. His reappearance itself is a shocker.
** Relatively minor compared to the above, but [[spoiler:Twilight, not Celestia, now holds
Also, Celestia permanently entrusts the Elements of Harmony.]]Harmony to Twilight, meaning the Mane Six can now access them any time]].
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*** When Fluttershy tries to use her stare on Discord, he initially plays along as though it's affecting him. Just before bursting out into laughter, he tells Fluttershy, "I'll do whatever you say...Picard!"
22nd Jan '13 9:55:05 PM nemui10pm
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* [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous What Do You Mean, It's Not Heinous?]]: When presented with the prospect of releasing Discord from imprisonment, several of the girls object based on his past actions. Pinkie Pie's complaint? That Discord made it rain chocolate milk... without a single dollop of whipped cream to go with it. She didn't seem quite so non-plussed about its absence [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 back then]]....
21st Jan '13 11:51:54 PM JoseRamiro
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* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaMan : Fluttershy might be a very shy pony with LovableCoward tendencies, but she's used to deal with wild animals on a regular basis, taming them on kindness alone, plus she's very resistant to mind games. Who better than her to reform a MagicalTrickster that she had managed to resist in the past, and who's also [[MixAndMatchCreatures a creature composed of several different animals]]?

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* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaMan : Fluttershy might be a very shy pony with LovableCoward tendencies, but she's used to deal with wild animals on a regular basis, taming them on kindness alone, plus she's very resistant to mind games. Who better than her to reform a MagicalTrickster an [[MagnificentBastard expert manipulator and trickster]] that she had managed to resist in the past, and who's also [[MixAndMatchCreatures a creature composed of several different animals]]?
21st Jan '13 11:49:26 PM JoseRamiro
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* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaMan : Fluttershy might be a very shy pony with LovableCoward tendencies, but she's used to deal with wild animals on a regular basis, taming them on kindness alone, plus she's very resistant to mind games. Who better than her to reform a MagicalTrickster that she had managed to resist in the past, and who's also [[MixAndMatchCreatures a creature composed of several different animals]]?
21st Jan '13 7:57:28 PM JoseRamiro
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** Also Celestia, as usual; she enchanted the Elements of Harmony so Discord can't remove them by force or teleport/hide them away, as he did the first time.


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* WeaponForIntimidation : The Mane Six wear the Elements of Harmony at all times, as a constant reminder to Discord that they can petrify him at any moment he goes too far with his antics.
21st Jan '13 6:20:02 PM ArchTeryx
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[[caption-width-right:350:He's [[MythologyGag ''BACK!'']] And the only thing missing is the [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration mariachi band.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:He's [[MythologyGag ''BACK!'']] ''[[MythologyGag BACK!]]'' And the only thing missing is the [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration mariachi band.]]]]
21st Jan '13 6:19:44 PM ArchTeryx
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[[caption-width-right:350:He's ''BACK!'' And the only thing missing is the [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration mariachi band.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:He's ''BACK!'' [[MythologyGag ''BACK!'']] And the only thing missing is the [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration mariachi band.]]]]
21st Jan '13 6:19:19 PM ArchTeryx
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[[caption-width-right:350:The only thing missing is the [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration mariachi band.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The [[caption-width-right:350:He's ''BACK!'' And the only thing missing is the [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration mariachi band.]]]]
21st Jan '13 6:18:04 PM ArchTeryx
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Granny's gonna grab ya!]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Granny's gonna grab ya!]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:The only thing missing is the [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration mariachi band.]]]]
21st Jan '13 5:54:12 PM albinoottsel
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->'''Discord:''' You think you can just boss Discord around? The Master of Chaos? You think I'm going to turn all this back because you say so? Because if I don't, I'll lose the one friend I ever had? ''([[HeelRealization long, reflective pause]]) Oh... ''oh''...'' Well played, Fluttershy. Well played.

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->'''Discord:''' I'm Discord! The Master of Chaos! You think you can just boss Discord around? The Master of Chaos? You think I'm going to turn all this back because you say so? Because if I don't, I'll lose the one friend I ever had? ''([[HeelRealization long, reflective pause]]) Oh... ''oh''...'' Well played, Fluttershy. Well played.
21st Jan '13 3:02:55 PM TheRogueWolf
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* [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous What Do You Mean, It's Not Heinous?]]: When presented with the prospect of releasing Discord from imprisonment, several of the girls object based on his past actions. Pinkie Pie's complaint? That Discord made it rain chocolate milk... without a single dollop of whipped cream to go with it. She didn't seem quite so non-plussed about its absence [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 back then]]....
21st Jan '13 2:20:17 PM SuddenFrost
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* FullNameBasis: Mister Beaverton Beaverteeth.



* FurryReminder : Discord could have just disappear the pages containing the spells, but instead, he eats them; one of the many animals he has characteristics of, the goat, is [[ExtremeOmnigoat well known for eating paper]] when finding it.

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* FurryReminder : Discord could have just disappear disappeared the pages containing the spells, but instead, he eats them; one of the many animals he has characteristics of, the goat, is [[ExtremeOmnigoat well known for eating paper]] when finding it.
21st Jan '13 1:25:26 PM AdelePotter
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-->'''Twilight:''' Hold onto your Elements, girls. It's going to be a bumpy night.
21st Jan '13 1:20:47 PM Tabs
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** The Mane Six have to tame Discord. [[spoiler:And they ''succeed'']].

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** The Mane Six have to tame Discord. [[spoiler:And they ''succeed'']]. His reappearance itself is a shocker.



*** The mere fact that Discord was coming back was a real shocker!
21st Jan '13 7:26:41 AM blackmon
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*** The mere fact that Discord was coming back was a real shocker!
21st Jan '13 7:24:40 AM JMQwilleran
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* ThatLiarLies: Rainbow Dash to Fluttershy regarding why she can't trust Discord, right after the Suspiciously Specific Denial exchange just above.
21st Jan '13 6:13:53 AM Silverblade2
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* [[HowDoYouLikeThemApples How Do You Like Them Carrots]]
20th Jan '13 9:58:40 PM nombretomado
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*** Frankly, de Lancie is in full-on Q mode. Everything he does is accompanied by finger-snaps and bright flashes of light, complete with the same bite from StarTrekTheNextGeneration.

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*** Frankly, de Lancie is in full-on Q mode. Everything he does is accompanied by finger-snaps and bright flashes of light, complete with the same bite from StarTrekTheNextGeneration.''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''.
20th Jan '13 9:23:08 PM Godzillawolf
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* [[FairWeatherFriend Fair Weather Friends]]: The other five ponies pretty much leave Fluttershy to her own devices with Discord, who is known to be a dangerous enemy, and good at mindgames. They're so certain that Discord is unredeemable they don't even give the effort to getting Fluttershy's back because she's their friend.
20th Jan '13 9:18:34 PM Skylite
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* [[FairWeatherFriend Fair Weather Friends]]: The other five ponies pretty much leave Fluttershy to her own devices with Discord, who is known to be a dangerous enemy, and good at mindgames. Their idea of a backup plan is magical brainwashing. They make no attempt to get Fluttershy's back just because she's their friend, because they're so convinced Discord is unreformable.

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* [[FairWeatherFriend Fair Weather Friends]]: The other five ponies pretty much leave Fluttershy to her own devices with Discord, who is known to be a dangerous enemy, and good at mindgames. Their idea of a backup plan They're so certain that Discord is magical brainwashing. They make no attempt unredeemable they don't even give the effort to get getting Fluttershy's back just because she's their friend, because they're so convinced Discord is unreformable.friend.
20th Jan '13 9:12:32 PM Skylite
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* [[FairWeatherFriend Fair Weather Friends]]: The other five ponies pretty much leave Fluttershy to her own devices with Discord, who is known to be a dangerous enemy, and good at mindgames. Their idea of a backup plan is magical brainwashing. They make no attempt to get Fluttershy's back just because she's their friend, because they're so convinced Discord is unreformable.
20th Jan '13 8:20:02 PM Eegah
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** [[spoiler:Plus, Discord repeats his schtick of trying to turn the Mane Six against each other, but it's all just to distract them from his real plan to get Fluttershy to promise as a friend never to use her Element of Harmony against him, which she'd never break. Fluttershy's own tactics are the only reason he's not ruling the world again at the end.]]
20th Jan '13 7:53:15 PM Rytex
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*** Frankly, de Lancie is in full-on Q mode. Everything he does is accompanied by finger-snaps and bright flashes of light, complete with the same bite from StarTrekTheNextGeneration.
20th Jan '13 7:50:02 PM SomeNewGuy
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* [[FairWeatherFriend Fair Weather Friends]]: What the heck, rest of the Mane 6? Fluttershy has a plan you don't believe in; Discord invites himself to stay; you pretty much call her silly and gullible, and ''only'' offer help if ''she can't cope on her own''. Since you can't even bear to see Fluttershy ''try'' it her way, your only backup plan involves magical enslavement?! You leave her to handle this huge job given by the Princess on her own until she ''invites'' you to see how far along she's come, but are willing to stand beside her when it's time to talk to the Princess? What happened to backing her up anyway because you're her friends?
20th Jan '13 7:47:19 PM Skylite
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* [[FairWeatherFriend Fair Weather Friends]]: What the heck, rest of the Mane 6? Fluttershy has a plan you don't believe in; Discord invites himself to stay; you pretty much call her silly and gullible, and ''only'' offer help if ''she can't cope on her own''. You leave her to handle this huge job given by the Princess on her own until she ''invites'' you to see how far along she's come, but are willing to stand beside her when it's time to talk to the Princess? What happened to backing her up anyway because you're her friends?

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* [[FairWeatherFriend Fair Weather Friends]]: What the heck, rest of the Mane 6? Fluttershy has a plan you don't believe in; Discord invites himself to stay; you pretty much call her silly and gullible, and ''only'' offer help if ''she can't cope on her own''. Since you can't even bear to see Fluttershy ''try'' it her way, your only backup plan involves magical enslavement?! You leave her to handle this huge job given by the Princess on her own until she ''invites'' you to see how far along she's come, but are willing to stand beside her when it's time to talk to the Princess? What happened to backing her up anyway because you're her friends?
20th Jan '13 7:31:51 PM SuddenFrost
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-->'''Fluttershy:''' {{Gasp}} such language!

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-->'''Fluttershy:''' {{Gasp}} such ''({{Gasp}})'' Such language!
20th Jan '13 7:31:16 PM SuddenFrost
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* FurryReminder : Discord could have just disappear the pages containing the spells, but instead, he eats them; one of the many animals he has characteristics of, the goat, is well known for eating paper when finding it.

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* FurryReminder : Discord could have just disappear the pages containing the spells, but instead, he eats them; one of the many animals he has characteristics of, the goat, is [[ExtremeOmnigoat well known for eating paper paper]] when finding it.



* GiveMeaReason: Except for Fluttershy, The Mane Six are more than ready to use the Elements against Discord the moment he goes too far, and they make it very clear to him just moments after he gets liberated.

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* GiveMeaReason: GiveMeAReason: Except for Fluttershy, The Mane Six are more than ready to use the Elements against Discord the moment he goes too far, and they make it very clear to him just moments after he gets liberated.



-->'''Twilight:''' With all due respect, Princess Celestia, '''''[[SuddenlyShouting HOW COULD YOU BRING DISCORD HERE]]?!?!'''' ''(clears throat)'' Your Majesty.

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-->'''Twilight:''' With all due respect, Princess Celestia, '''''[[SuddenlyShouting HOW COULD YOU BRING DISCORD HERE]]?!?!'''' HERE]]?!?!''''' ''(clears throat)'' Your Majesty.
20th Jan '13 6:28:23 PM JeremySkunk
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Just because Fluttershy is being nice to Discord doesn't mean that she has forgotten what he is and that he's trying to use her niceness against her. She's sweet but not stupid.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Just because Fluttershy is being nice to Discord doesn't mean that she has forgotten what he is and that he's trying to use her niceness against her. She's sweet but not stupid. She has to remind the rest of the Mane Six of this, rather bluntly after she get a lot of grief from them on appearing too soft on Discord.
20th Jan '13 6:27:04 PM JeremySkunk
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Just because Fluttershy is being nice to Discord doesn't mean that she has forgotten what he is and that he's trying to use her niceness against her. She's sweet but not stupid.
20th Jan '13 6:10:02 PM JoseRamiro
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* ShownTheirWork : Beavers causing floods and affecting farms and even little towns is something that happens at times in RealLife.
20th Jan '13 5:47:27 PM Andyroid
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** In an earlier scene, Discord ''literally'' rolls his eyes. As in, he pulls them out of his head and rolls them across the grass like marbles.
20th Jan '13 5:38:52 PM Miar
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* WilhelmScream: Angel Bunny does this when Fluttershy's cottage is being spun around by Discord.
20th Jan '13 5:22:47 PM JoseRamiro
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* FurryReminder : Discord could have just disappear the pages containing the spells, but instead, he eats them; one of the many animals he has characteristics of, the goat, is well known for eating paper when finding it.
20th Jan '13 4:04:55 PM Skylite
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* {{FairWeatherFriend}}s: What the heck, rest of the Mane 6? Fluttershy has a plan you don't believe in, Discord invites himself to stay, you pretty much call her silly and gullible, and only offer help if ''she can't cope on her own'', but are willing to stand beside her when it's time to talk to the Princess? What happened to backing her up because you're her friends?

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* {{FairWeatherFriend}}s: [[FairWeatherFriend Fair Weather Friends]]: What the heck, rest of the Mane 6? Fluttershy has a plan you don't believe in, in; Discord invites himself to stay, stay; you pretty much call her silly and gullible, and only ''only'' offer help if ''she can't cope on her own'', own''. You leave her to handle this huge job given by the Princess on her own until she ''invites'' you to see how far along she's come, but are willing to stand beside her when it's time to talk to the Princess? What happened to backing her up anyway because you're her friends?



* [[spoiler:MoralityPet: Fluttershy treats Discord well throughout the episode and, despite it being an act, he's shocked to find she ''genuinely'' considers him a friend. As a result, her telling him she's not his friend anymore causes him to realize his WorldOfChaos is no longer worth losing the one friend he'd ever made.]]

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* [[spoiler:MoralityPet: Fluttershy treats Discord well throughout the episode and, despite it being an act, having only pretended to try reforming, he's shocked to find she ''genuinely'' considers him a friend. As a result, her telling him she's not his friend anymore causes him to realize his WorldOfChaos is no longer worth losing the one friend he'd ever made.]]



-->'''Fluttershy:''' *Gasp* such language!

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-->'''Fluttershy:''' *Gasp* {{Gasp}} such language!
20th Jan '13 3:59:25 PM Skylite
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* {{FairWeatherFriend}}s: What the heck, rest of the Mane 6? Fluttershy has a plan you don't believe in, Discord invites himself to stay, you pretty much call her silly and gullible, and only offer help if ''she can't cope on her own'', but are willing to stand beside her when it's time to talk to the Princess? What happened to backing her up because you're her friends?
20th Jan '13 3:27:27 PM Kossmeister
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* [[spoiler:OddFriendship: Discord, spirit of chaos, comes to genuinely accept Fluttershy, Element of Kindness, as friend.]]

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* [[spoiler:OddFriendship: Discord, spirit of chaos, comes to genuinely accept Fluttershy, Element of Kindness, as a friend.]]
20th Jan '13 3:20:13 PM StFan
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* CutenessProximity: Pinkie Pie's reaction to the cute, animated gravy boat.


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* HoldUpYourScore: Discord has clones of himself judging his skating. Naturally, they all give him a 10.


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* NotInTheFace: Rarity pleading "Not the dress! NOT THE DRESS!" to the animated soup tureen.


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* RollOutTheRedCarpet: Discord does this... with his tongue! And he proves to be inside the fully rolled-out carpet too...
20th Jan '13 3:17:41 PM Skylite
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** Even though Discord ''and her friends'' think she is silly and gullible, Fluttershy still knows [Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E19PuttingYourHoofDown how to assert herself]] and not be a pushover.

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** Even though Discord ''and her friends'' think she is silly and gullible, Fluttershy still proves she [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E19PuttingYourHoofDown knows [Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E19PuttingYourHoofDown how to assert herself]] when necessary, and not be a pushover.
20th Jan '13 3:16:00 PM Skylite
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** Even though Discord ''and her friends'' think she is silly and gullible, Fluttershy still knows [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E19PuttingYourHoofDown how to assert herself]] and not be a pushover.

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** Even though Discord ''and her friends'' think she is silly and gullible, Fluttershy still knows [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E19PuttingYourHoofDown [Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E19PuttingYourHoofDown how to assert herself]] and not be a pushover.
20th Jan '13 3:15:08 PM Skylite
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** Even though Discord ''and her friends'' think she is silly and gullible, Fluttershy still knows [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E19PuttingYourHoofDown how to assert herself]] and not be a pushover.
20th Jan '13 2:53:33 PM love1993
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** Being entombed in stone [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} will give you such a crick in the neck.]]
** Many fans no doubt got a chuckle out of Fluttershy talking about [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha "Befriending"]] Discord.
20th Jan '13 2:52:45 PM Skylite
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Princess Celestia meets with Twilight and her friends on the outskirts of Ponyville, bringing along an important visitor who's not only a lifeless stone statue, but also has a deer antler, a goat leg, a bat wing, and a snake tail: Discord! The ponies are naturally baffled and outraged by this shocking development, seeing how the spirit of chaos and disharmony turned Ponyville upside-down and nearly destroyed their friendship the last time they met. But Princess Celestia has already found use for Discord's magic if he can be coerced out of his wicked ways, and she commissions the six bearers of the Elements of Harmony for the job--particularly Fluttershy, with her affinity for animals.

Reluctantly, the six use the Elements of Harmony to bring Discord back to the world of the moving. Lo and behold, the newly de-stoned Discord isn't the least bit keen about the idea of being reformed, and gets right to work on tormenting the woodland critters around him. The ponies give him an ultimatum he can't refuse--behave, or they'll turn him back to stone--and he agrees to tone down his chaos, but not before bewitching a colony of beavers in Sweet Apple Acres behind everypony's backs...

Discord decides to crash at Fluttershy's cottage so she can "reform" him. Fluttershy reveals her strategy to her friends: befriend the rambunctious spirit by being as kind as she possibly can. Her friends still have their doubts, but promise to remain close in case anything goes wrong. Unfortunately, they're unable to form a backup plan since Discord has torn out and eaten all the pages in Twilight's books containing info on spells that could reform him forcibly. Even so, Fluttershy appears convinced that she's making progress with the trickster, and invites all her friends over for a dinner party to prove it. The party goes about as well as Fluttershy's friends expect, what with Discord bringing the tableware to life and playing pranks on everypony. Still, Fluttershy puts up with it all because, in her words, that's what friends do--and to the surprise of everyone, Discord seems genuinely touched that Fluttershy is willing to be the first friend he's ever had.

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Princess Celestia meets with Twilight and her friends on the outskirts of Ponyville, bringing along an important visitor who's not only a lifeless stone statue, but also has a deer antler, a goat leg, a bat wing, and a snake tail: Discord! The ponies are naturally baffled and outraged by this shocking development, seeing how the spirit of chaos and disharmony turned Ponyville upside-down and nearly destroyed their friendship the last time they met. But Princess Celestia indicates she has already found use for Discord's magic if he can be coerced out of his wicked ways, and she commissions the six bearers of the Elements of Harmony for the job--particularly Fluttershy, with her affinity for animals.

Reluctantly, the six use the Elements of Harmony to bring Discord back to remove the world of the moving. petrification. Lo and behold, the newly de-stoned Discord isn't the least bit keen about the idea of being reformed, and gets right to work on tormenting changing the woodland critters around him. The ponies give him an ultimatum he can't refuse--behave, or they'll turn him back to stone--and he agrees to tone down his chaos, but not before bewitching a colony of beavers in Sweet Apple Acres behind everypony's backs...

Discord Discord, having heard the plan, decides to crash at Fluttershy's cottage so she can "reform" him. Fluttershy reveals her strategy to her friends: befriend the rambunctious spirit by being as kind as she possibly can. Her friends still have their doubts, but promise to remain close in case anything goes wrong. Unfortunately, they're unable to form a backup plan since Discord has torn out and eaten all the pages in Twilight's books containing info on spells that could reform him forcibly. Even so, Fluttershy appears convinced that she's making progress with the trickster, and invites all her friends over for a dinner party to prove it. The party goes about as well as Fluttershy's friends expect, what with Discord bringing the tableware to life and playing pranks on everypony. Still, Fluttershy puts up with it all because, in her words, that's what friends do--and to the surprise of everyone, Discord seems genuinely touched that Fluttershy is willing to be the first friend he's ever had.



->'''Discord:''' You think you can just boss Discord around? You think I'm going to turn all this back because you say so? Slip Because if I don't, I'll lose the one friend I ever had? ''([[HeelRealization long, reflective pause]])'' Well played, Fluttershy. Well played.

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->'''Discord:''' You think you can just boss Discord around? The Master of Chaos? You think I'm going to turn all this back because you say so? Slip Because if I don't, I'll lose the one friend I ever had? ''([[HeelRealization long, reflective pause]])'' pause]]) Oh... ''oh''...'' Well played, Fluttershy. Well played.
20th Jan '13 2:46:31 PM StFan
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* AliceAllusion: Discord briefly dons a blue suit and top hat while having tea with Angel Bunny.



'''Pinkie Pie:''' And making yummy delicious chocolate milk rain all over the place without a single dollop of whipped cream to go with it ''anywhere in sight''--'''[[FelonyMisdemeanor NOT A SINGLE DOLLOP!]]'''

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'''Pinkie Pie:''' And making yummy delicious chocolate milk rain all over the place without a single dollop of whipped cream to go with it ''anywhere in sight''--'''[[FelonyMisdemeanor sight'' -- '''[[FelonyMisdemeanor NOT A SINGLE DOLLOP!]]'''



* AsideGlance: Discord nods at the audience right after he [[spoiler:casts a spell on a colony of beavers]] at the beginning of the episode.

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* AsideGlance: AsideGlance
**
Discord nods at the audience right after he [[spoiler:casts a spell on a colony of beavers]] at the beginning of the episode.



* BadAssFingerSnap : How Discord performs several of his magical tricks (at one point using his tail instead of the fingers). He possibly doesn't need to do it to make the magic work but considering his love for theatrics he might do it just for fun.
** That, and it's an ActorAllusion to [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration Q]]'s sense for theatrics.

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* BadAssFingerSnap : BadassFingerSnap: How Discord performs several of his magical tricks (at one point using his tail instead of the fingers). He possibly doesn't need to do it to make the magic work but considering his love for theatrics he might do it just for fun.
** That, and
fun. Plus, it's an ActorAllusion to [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Q]]'s sense for theatrics.



* BreakingTheFourthWall: Discord, at least once during the episode(after he enchants the beavers).

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Discord, at least once during the episode(after episode (after he enchants the beavers).



* CallBack: The Elements of Harmony are needed to release Discord from his stone prison, [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 just as they were there to put him into it]].

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* CallBack: CallBack
**
The Elements of Harmony are needed to release Discord from his stone prison, [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 just as they were there to put him into it]].



* ContinuityNod: Fluttershy is identified--by Celestia herself--as being uniquely qualified to reform Discord. Back in "The Return of Harmony", Fluttershy was the only one of the Mane Six who wasn't susceptible to Discord's silver tongue; he only corrupted her by using magic to brainwash her.

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* ContinuityNod: Fluttershy is identified--by identified -- by Celestia herself--as herself -- as being uniquely qualified to reform Discord. Back in "The Return of Harmony", Fluttershy was the only one of the Mane Six who wasn't susceptible to Discord's silver tongue; he only corrupted her by using magic to brainwash her.



* [[spoiler: DefeatMeansFriendship: In this case, Discord was defeated by friendship, in a manner of speaking.]]

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* [[spoiler: DefeatMeansFriendship: [[spoiler:DefeatMeansFriendship: In this case, Discord was defeated by friendship, in a manner of speaking.]]



* ExplainExplainOhCrap: Near the end of the episode [[spoiler: after Discord has succeeded in securing freedom from petrification and Fluttershy has declared that she will no longer be Discord's friend,]] Discord begins to rant about how great and powerful he is, and that he wasn't going to undo what he did just because she said so, that if he didn't, he'd [[spoiler: lose the one friend that he's ever had]], he abruptly realizes that... [[spoiler: yes, as a matter of fact, her friendship DID mean a great deal to him, and that he couldn't bear losing it.]]

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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: Near the end of the episode [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after Discord has succeeded in securing freedom from petrification and Fluttershy has declared that she will no longer be Discord's friend,]] Discord begins to rant about how great and powerful he is, and that he wasn't going to undo what he did just because she said so, that if he didn't, he'd [[spoiler: lose [[spoiler:lose the one friend that he's ever had]], he abruptly realizes that... [[spoiler: yes, as a matter of fact, her friendship DID mean a great deal to him, and that he couldn't bear losing it.]]



* FriendToAllLivingThings: As if Fluttershy weren't an example enough already, the fact that she's willing to befriend the AnthropomorphicPersonification of chaos and disharmony has got to make her the biggest example ever. [[spoiler:Even more impressively, she succeeded in doing so.]]

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* FriendToAllLivingThings: As if Fluttershy weren't an example enough already, the fact that she's willing to befriend the AnthropomorphicPersonification [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Draconequomorphic Personification]] of chaos and disharmony has got to make her the biggest example ever. [[spoiler:Even more impressively, she succeeded in doing so.]]



-->'''Rainbow Dash:''' "You see Discord's behind all this, right?"
-->'''Fluttershy:''' "Oh, of course I do! Do you all think I'm a silly, gullible fool?"
-->'''Others:''' "Um, well... Er..."
-->'''Rarity:''' "Only in the sense of being silly and gullible."
* GiveMeaReason : Except for Fluttershy, The Mane Six are more than ready to use the Elements against Discord the moment he goes too far, and they make it very clear to him just moments after he gets liberated.

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-->'''Rainbow Dash:''' "You You see Discord's behind all this, right?"
-->'''Fluttershy:''' "Oh,
right?\\
'''Fluttershy:''' Oh,
of course I do! Do you all think I'm a silly, gullible fool?"
-->'''Others:''' "Um,
fool?\\
'''Others:''' Um,
well... Er..."
-->'''Rarity:''' "Only
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'''Rarity:''' Only
in the sense of being silly and gullible."
gullible.
* GiveMeaReason : GiveMeaReason: Except for Fluttershy, The Mane Six are more than ready to use the Elements against Discord the moment he goes too far, and they make it very clear to him just moments after he gets liberated.



* ItsAllAboutMe: Discord, especially during his rant about how he can do whatever he wants. [[spoiler: [[AnAesop The lesson]] he learns at the end of the episode is that having a friend means not always getting what you want.]]

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Discord, especially during his rant about how he can do whatever he wants. [[spoiler: [[AnAesop [[spoiler:[[AnAesop The lesson]] he learns at the end of the episode is that having a friend means not always getting what you want.]] ]]
* [[spoiler:KickTheMoralityPet: Discord mocking Fluttershy during the end. Realizing he's done this and risks alienating her because of it finally [[HeelRealization makes him realize he actually DOES value her friendship too much to lose it.]]]]



** [[spoiler:KickTheMoralityPet: His mocking her during the end. Realizing he's done this and risks alienating her because of it finally [[HeelRealization makes him realize he actually DOES value her friendship too much to lose it.]]]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:''Discord'' of all people has one when it hits him his actions have alienated Fluttershy, the ''one'' friend he's ever had in his eons long life and he actually ''cares''.]]

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** [[spoiler:KickTheMoralityPet: His mocking her during the end. Realizing he's done this and risks alienating her because of it finally [[HeelRealization makes him realize he actually DOES value her friendship too much to lose it.]]]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:''Discord'' of all people has one when it hits him his actions have alienated Fluttershy, the ''one'' friend he's ever had in his eons long eons-long life and he actually ''cares''.]]



* [[spoiler: OddFriendship: Discord, spirit of chaos, comes to genuinely accept Fluttershy, Element of Kindness, as friend.]]
* OhCrap: Fluttershy's expression when Discord states that he'll be bunking with her.

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* [[spoiler: OddFriendship: [[spoiler:OddFriendship: Discord, spirit of chaos, comes to genuinely accept Fluttershy, Element of Kindness, as friend.]]
* OhCrap: OhCrap
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Fluttershy's expression when Discord states that he'll be bunking with her.



* ProperlyParanoid: The Mane Six keep their Elements at the ready should Fluttershy not be able to tame Discord. Likewise, Celestia made it so Discord ''can't'' take the Elements from them.

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* ShipTease: Discord/Celestia fans are already running with Fluttershy's "He can be a real sweetheart once you get to know him." Considering Fluttershy is [[spoiler:holding his paw at the time]], it could also be considered one for Fluttershy/Discord.
** Hell, the entire episode is a massive ShipTease for Fluttercord. Special mention goes to [[spoiler: the end, where they both blush and hold paws/hooves while Fluttershy says he's a real sweetheart and everyone else looks away awkwardly.]]
* ShoutOut: In title to a WorldWarII-era British public safety poster--"keep calm and carry on"--that has been [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/keep-calm-and-carry-on subject]] to MemeticMutation and [[http://www.welovefine.com/816-keep-calm-brony.html has]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/881-keep-calm-and-canter-on.html previously]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/882-keep-calm-and-canter-on.html been]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/959-keep-calm-and-canter-on.html referenced]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/1269-keep-calm-.html by]] TheMerch.

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* ShipTease: Discord/Celestia ShipTease
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fans are already running with Fluttershy's "He can be a real sweetheart once you get to know him." "
**
Considering Fluttershy is [[spoiler:holding his paw at the time]], it could also be considered one for Fluttershy/Discord.
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Fluttershy×Discord. Hell, the entire episode is a massive ShipTease for Fluttercord. Special mention goes to [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the end, where they both blush and hold paws/hooves while Fluttershy says he's a real sweetheart and everyone else looks away awkwardly.]]
* ShoutOut: ShoutOut
**
In title to a WorldWarII-era British public safety poster--"keep poster -- "keep calm and carry on"--that on" -- that has been [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/keep-calm-and-carry-on subject]] to MemeticMutation and [[http://www.welovefine.com/816-keep-calm-brony.html has]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/881-keep-calm-and-canter-on.html previously]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/882-keep-calm-and-canter-on.html been]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/959-keep-calm-and-canter-on.html referenced]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/1269-keep-calm-.html by]] TheMerch.



** This isn't the first time a character played by Creator/JohnDeLancie [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration suddenly appears in another character's chair]].

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** As with Discord's previous appearance, there are plenty to ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'':
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This isn't the first time a character played by Creator/JohnDeLancie [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration suddenly appears in another character's chair]].chair.



** [[AllAboutEve "Hang on to your elements, girls. It's going to be a bumpy night."]]
** Being entombed in stone [[{{Disney/Aladdin}} will give you such a crick in the neck.]]
** Many fans no doubt got a chuckle out of Fluttershy talking about [[LyricalNanoha "Befriending"]] Discord.
* ShutUpHannibal : When Discord tries manipulating Twilight and the others so they won't be so eager to use the Elements against him since this would disappoint Princess Celestia and ruin her plans of reforming him, Twilight makes it clear that they aren't falling for his manipulations again, and that Princess Celestia trusts them enough to know that, if they petrify him again, it's because he deserves it.

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** [[AllAboutEve [[Film/AllAboutEve "Hang on to your elements, girls. It's going to be a bumpy night."]]
** Being entombed in stone [[{{Disney/Aladdin}} [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} will give you such a crick in the neck.]]
** Many fans no doubt got a chuckle out of Fluttershy talking about [[LyricalNanoha [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha "Befriending"]] Discord.
* ShutUpHannibal : ShutUpHannibal: When Discord tries manipulating Twilight and the others so they won't be so eager to use the Elements against him since this would disappoint Princess Celestia and ruin her plans of reforming him, Twilight makes it clear that they aren't falling for his manipulations again, and that Princess Celestia trusts them enough to know that, if they petrify him again, it's because he deserves it.



* TheSpeechless : Angel and his communication-through-charades.
* SpoilerTitle: The title was originally going to be ''Fluttershy's Home for Reformed Draconequi''.

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* TheSpeechless : TheSpeechless: Angel and his communication-through-charades.
* SpoilerTitle: The title was originally going to be ''Fluttershy's "Fluttershy's Home for Reformed Draconequi''.Draconequi".



* TakeAThirdOption: Fluttershy is given the choice between [[spoiler: giving up on Discord and using the Elements to turn him back to stone, or forgiving him for tricking her and accepting him as her friend. She rejects both.]]

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* TakeAThirdOption: Fluttershy is given the choice between [[spoiler: giving [[spoiler:giving up on Discord and using the Elements to turn him back to stone, or forgiving him for tricking her and accepting him as her friend. She rejects both.]]



* WhamEpisode: The Mane Six have to tame Discord. [[spoiler:And they ''succeed'']].

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* WhamEpisode: WhamEpisode
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The Mane Six have to tame Discord. [[spoiler:And they ''succeed'']].



20th Jan '13 2:20:20 PM TomSFox
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** Discord at one point says, "Do you like carrots, Angel? I'm playing your owner for a fool! [[GoodWillHunting How do you like them carrots?"]]
20th Jan '13 2:10:14 PM TomSFox
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* ExactWords: Discord makes Fluttershy vow that she would not use her Element of Harmony AGAINST him. [[spoiler: She doesn't. She does, however, WITHHOLD it from him. Ultimately, this proves to be far more effective, as the thought of being denied Fluttershy's kindness is the thing that ultimately reforms Discord.]]
20th Jan '13 2:05:13 PM TomSFox
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->'''Discord:''' You think you can just boss Discord around? You think I'm going to turn all this back because you say so? [[FreudianSlip Because if I don't, I'll lose the one friend I ever had?]] ''([[HeelRealization long, reflective pause]])'' Well played, Fluttershy. Well played.

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->'''Discord:''' You think you can just boss Discord around? You think I'm going to turn all this back because you say so? [[FreudianSlip Slip Because if I don't, I'll lose the one friend I ever had?]] had? ''([[HeelRealization long, reflective pause]])'' Well played, Fluttershy. Well played.



* FreudianSlip: [[spoiler:Discord while during his DidYouActuallyBelieve speech, lets it slip that Fluttershy is the one friend he's ever had. PlayedForDrama as [[HeelRealization he actually realizes this is the case]] and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone his actions are costing him that friendship.]]]]
20th Jan '13 1:29:32 PM Jarkes
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* NeverSayDie: {{Averted}}. When Fluttershy leaves and Discord turns on Angel, Discord is wearing bunny slippers with "X"s for eyes.
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* [[spoiler: OddFriendship: Discord, spirit of chaos, comes to genuinely accept Fluttershy, Element of Kindness, as friend.]]
20th Jan '13 12:44:07 PM Kin
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* [[spoiler: DefeatMeansFriendship: In this case, Discord was defeated by friendship, in a manner of speaking.]]
20th Jan '13 12:37:00 PM Doimas
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Discord, at least once during the episode(after he enchants the beavers).
20th Jan '13 12:33:00 PM Arachnos
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* CreepyCrossdresser: Discord briefly dresses up as a little old lady to coo over how "adorable" it is that the ponies think they can reform him (see the image above). Later he dons a pink fluffy robe as Fluttershy leaves her cottage for a bit.

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* CreepyCrossdresser: Discord briefly dresses up as a little old lady to coo over how "adorable" it is that the ponies think they can reform him (see the image above). Later he dons a pink fluffy robe as Fluttershy leaves her cottage for a bit. Though, Discord being [[GreatGazoo who he is]], this is not creepy so much as hilarious.
20th Jan '13 12:10:41 PM Masem
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* NeverSayDie: {{Averted}}. When Fluttershy leaves and Discord turns on Angel, Discord is wearing bunny slippers with "X"s for eyes.
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** Hell, the entire episode is a massive ShipTease for Fluttercord. Special mention goes to [[spoiler: the end, where they both blush and hold paws/hooves while Fluttershy says he's a real sweetheart and everyone else looks away awkwardly.]]
20th Jan '13 10:42:29 AM Kin
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Working in both directions: Twilight and friends know that Discord's going to find some way to bring his chaos onto Ponyville despite any assurance he may give, while Discord knows Twilight and company will most surely find an alternative way to confront him once they realize he doesn't want to get reformed, so he uses his magic (and appetite) to get rid of any written spell that might affect him.

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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Working in both directions: Twilight and friends know that Discord's going to find some way to bring his chaos onto Ponyville despite any assurance he may give, while Discord knows Twilight and company will most surely find an alternative way to confront him once they realize he doesn't want to get reformed, so he uses his magic (and appetite) to get rid of any written spell that might affect him.


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* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Princess Celestia is certainly counting on this, as she has tasked Fluttershy with bringing the reality-warping Discord to the side of good through her kindness alone.
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* DistractedByMyOwnSexy: Rarity when she sees her reflection in Pinkie's hoof.
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* FridgeHorror: Pony magic includes MindRape spells that can rewire someone's mind to turn him into a nice person. To make it worse, the spell is stored in a public library, easily accesible to any unicorn with enough magic skill to perform it. This adds a creepy light over Equestria's peaceful state, especially when the cartoon already painted the ponies as a race that can control weather and seasons at will.



* IronicEcho: A downright terryfing example can be seen during this episode. When Discord first attacked the Mane 6, he used his power to MindRape the Mane 6 and force a behavior change on them, leaving them unable to use the Elements of Harmony against him. On this episode, Twilight Sparkle is willing to use a behavior modifier spell to MindRape Discord and force him to become good, leaving him unable to use his chaos magic against Equestria.
20th Jan '13 8:17:51 AM Maneko
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* FridgeHorror: Pony magic includes MindRape spells that can rewire someone's mind to turn him into a nice person. To make it worse, the spell is stored in a public library, easily accesible to any unicorn with enough magic skill to perform it. This adds a creepy light over Equestria's peaceful state, especially when the cartoon already painted the ponies as a race that can control weather and seasons at will.


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* IronicEcho: A downright terryfing example can be seen during this episode. When Discord first attacked the Mane 6, he used his power to MindRape the Mane 6 and force a behavior change on them, leaving them unable to use the Elements of Harmony against him. On this episode, Twilight Sparkle is willing to use a behavior modifier spell to MindRape Discord and force him to become good, leaving him unable to use his chaos magic against Equestria.
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** That, and it's an ActorAllusion to [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration Q]]'s sense for theatrics.
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** Many fans no doubt got a chuckle out of Fluttershy talking about [[LyricalNanoha "Befriending"]] Discord.
20th Jan '13 1:48:26 AM dbfnq
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-->'''Rarity:''' "Only in the sense of being silly and gullible."
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* GiveMeaReason : Except for Fluttershy, The Mane Six are more than ready to use the Elements against Discord the moment he goes too far, and they make it very clear to him just moments after he gets liberated.


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* ShutUpHannibal : When Discord tries manipulating Twilight and the others so they won't be so eager to use the Elements against him since this would disappoint Princess Celestia and ruin her plans of reforming him, Twilight makes it clear that they aren't falling for his manipulations again, and that Princess Celestia trusts them enough to know that, if they petrify him again, it's because he deserves it.
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* BadAssFingerSnap : How Discord performs several of his magical tricks (at one point using his tail instead of the fingers). He possibly doesn't need to do it to make the magic work but considering his love for theatrics he might do it just for fun.
20th Jan '13 12:40:46 AM Tabs
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* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:The beavers, and by extension, the fact that Sweet Apple Acres could be flooded if the river running through it is damned.]]

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* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:The beavers, and by extension, the fact that Sweet Apple Acres could be flooded if the river running through it is damned.dammed.]]
20th Jan '13 12:31:19 AM Chariset
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* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe
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* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:The beavers]].

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* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:The beavers]].beavers, and by extension, the fact that Sweet Apple Acres could be flooded if the river running through it is damned.]]



* CreepyCrossdresser: Discord briefly dresses up as a little old lady to coo over how "adorable" it is that the ponies think they can reform him (see the image above).
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy : Discord knows Twilight and company will most surely find an alternative way to confront him once they realize he doesn't want to get reformed, so he uses his magic (and appetite) to get rid of any written spell that might affect him.

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* CreepyCrossdresser: Discord briefly dresses up as a little old lady to coo over how "adorable" it is that the ponies think they can reform him (see the image above).
above). Later he dons a pink fluffy robe as Fluttershy leaves her cottage for a bit.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy : DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Working in both directions: Twilight and friends know that Discord's going to find some way to bring his chaos onto Ponyville despite any assurance he may give, while Discord knows Twilight and company will most surely find an alternative way to confront him once they realize he doesn't want to get reformed, so he uses his magic (and appetite) to get rid of any written spell that might affect him.
19th Jan '13 11:31:01 PM Sjogre
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** A year and a half being entombed in stone [[{{Disney/Aladdin}} will give you such a crick in the neck.]]

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** A year and a half being Being entombed in stone [[{{Disney/Aladdin}} will give you such a crick in the neck.]]
19th Jan '13 11:21:10 PM Kimarous
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[HesBack He's ba-ack...]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[HesBack He's ba-ack...]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:[[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Granny's gonna grab ya!]]]]
19th Jan '13 11:15:50 PM sgamer82
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* WithDueRespect: Twilight's reaction to Celestia bringing Discord to Ponyville.
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* MadeMyselfSad: Not explicitly stated, but clearly the effect of [[spoiler:Discord's final taunt towards Fluttershy]].
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* TookALevelInKindness: [[Discord]] after realizing he does value Fluttershy as a friend.

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* TookALevelInKindness: [[Discord]] [[spoiler:Discord]] after realizing he does value Fluttershy as a friend.
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* TookALevelInKindness: [[Discord]] after realizing he does value Fluttershy as a friend.
19th Jan '13 10:40:09 PM RDMacQ
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* ExactWords: Discord makes Fluttershy vow that she would not use her Element of Harmony AGAINST him. [[spoiler: She doesn't. She does, however, WITHHOLD it from him. Ultimately, this proves to be far more effective, as the thought of being denied Fluttershy's kindness is the thing that ultimately reforms Discord.]]
19th Jan '13 9:52:45 PM ArchTeryx
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*** Q once asked Worf, "Eat any good books lately?" Here, Discord ''does'' eat some good books.

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*** Q once asked Worf, "Eat any good books lately?" Here, Discord ''does'' eat (parts of) some good books.
19th Jan '13 9:46:17 PM ArchTeryx
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* StealthPun: Why was Discord eating [[spoiler:all the copies of the reform spell]] in a bowl? He was eating a ''word salad''.
19th Jan '13 9:44:29 PM ArchTeryx
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** Right after Discord's released and starts messing around, Fluttershy doesn't hesitate to use "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E17StareMaster The Stare]]" on Discord to get him to behave. He proves to be immune.

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** Right after Discord's released and starts messing around, Fluttershy doesn't hesitate to use "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E17StareMaster The Stare]]" on Discord to get him to behave. He proves While it never fails to be work on recalcitrant animals, chaos deities are apparently immune.
19th Jan '13 9:41:40 PM Tabs
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The Discorded beavers can be [[spoiler:seen gathering materials for a dam in the background]].

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The Discorded beavers can be [[spoiler:seen gathering materials for a dam in the background]].background]] in a few scenes.


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* HolyHalo: Discord makes one appear above his head while feigning innocence during the dinner.
19th Jan '13 9:28:56 PM Tabs
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* StockScream: Angel emits the Wilhelm Scream as Discord turns Fluttershy's house.
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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: While Fluttershy talks with Twilight about how she plans to reform Discord, Discord plays keep-away with Angel Bunny's favorite couch in the background.

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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: While Fluttershy talks with Twilight about how she plans to reform Discord, Discord plays keep-away [[KeepAway keep-away]] with Angel Bunny's favorite couch in the background.
19th Jan '13 8:49:51 PM Kin
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* FriendToAllLivingThings: As if Fluttershy weren't an example enough already, the fact that she's willing to befriend the AnthropomorphicPersonification of chaos and disharmony has got to make her the biggest example ever.

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* FriendToAllLivingThings: As if Fluttershy weren't an example enough already, the fact that she's willing to befriend the AnthropomorphicPersonification of chaos and disharmony has got to make her the biggest example ever. [[spoiler:Even more impressively, she succeeded in doing so.]]
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy : Discord knows Twilight and company will most surely find an alternative way to confront him once they realize he doesn't want to get reformed, so he uses his magic (and appetite) to get rid of any written spell that might affect him.


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* TheSpeechless : Angel and his communication-through-charades.
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--->'''Others:''' "Um, well... Er..."

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--->'''Others:''' -->'''Others:''' "Um, well... Er..."
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* GoodIsNotDumb: Fluttershy, big time.
-->'''Rainbow Dash:''' "You see Discord's behind all this, right?"
-->'''Fluttershy:''' "Oh, of course I do! Do you all think I'm a silly, gullible fool?"
--->'''Others:''' "Um, well... Er..."
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* AsYouKnow: See above, with Celestia being informed what Discord got up to in his last appearance. Justified by her decision to try to reform him being so inexplicable.
19th Jan '13 8:08:56 PM BlueRidgeMountainMan
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Princess Celestia meets with Twilight and her friends on the outskirts of Ponyville, bringing along an important visitor who's not only a lifeless stone statue, but also has a deer antler, a goat leg, a bat wing, a snake tail: Discord! The ponies are naturally baffled and outraged by this shocking development, seeing how the spirit of chaos and disharmony turned Ponyville upside-down and nearly destroyed their friendship the last time they met. But Princess Celestia has already found use for Discord's magic if he can be coerced out of his wicked ways, and she commissions the six bearers of the Elements of Harmony for the job--particularly Fluttershy, with her affinity for animals.

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Princess Celestia meets with Twilight and her friends on the outskirts of Ponyville, bringing along an important visitor who's not only a lifeless stone statue, but also has a deer antler, a goat leg, a bat wing, and a snake tail: Discord! The ponies are naturally baffled and outraged by this shocking development, seeing how the spirit of chaos and disharmony turned Ponyville upside-down and nearly destroyed their friendship the last time they met. But Princess Celestia has already found use for Discord's magic if he can be coerced out of his wicked ways, and she commissions the six bearers of the Elements of Harmony for the job--particularly Fluttershy, with her affinity for animals.
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** Relatively minor compared to the above, but [[spoiler:Twilight, not Celestia, now holds the Elements of Harmony.]]
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* CreepyCrossdresser: Discord briefly dresses up as a little old lady to coo over how "adorable" it is that the ponies think they can reform him.

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* CreepyCrossdresser: Discord briefly dresses up as a little old lady to coo over how "adorable" it is that the ponies think they can reform him.him (see the image above).



* TheUnintelligible: Fluttershy is the only one who can understand what the beavers are saying, and by her response, it's probably best that the audience can't.

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* TheUnintelligible: Fluttershy is the only one who can understand what the beavers are saying, and by her response, response (see the RunningGag above), it's probably best that the audience can't.
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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: Near the end of the episode [[spoiler: after Discord has succeeded in securing freedom from petrification and Fluttershy has declared that she will no longer be Discord's friend,]] Discord begins to rant about how great and powerful he is, and that he wasn't going to undo what he did just because she said so, that if he didn't, he'd [[spoiler: lose the one friend that he's ever had]], he abruptly realizes that... [[spoiler: yes, as a matter of fact, her friendship DID mean a great deal to him, and that he couldn't bear losing it.]]
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* NoSell: Fluttershy tries to use The Stare on Discord. It makes him laugh.

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* NoSell: Fluttershy tries to use The Stare on Discord. It makes him laugh.He puts on a big show about being affected but then laughs it off like it was nothing.
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* NoSell: Fluttershy tries to use The Stare on Discord. It makes him laugh.
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[HesBack He's ba-ack...]]]]



* CreepyCrossdresser: Discord, going by the [[http://glueimg.s3.amazonaws.com/stickers/huge/the_hub/my_little_pony_keep_calm_and_flutter_on.png GetGlue sticker]] for this episode.

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* CreepyCrossdresser: Discord, going by Discord briefly dresses up as a little old lady to coo over how "adorable" it is that the [[http://glueimg.s3.amazonaws.com/stickers/huge/the_hub/my_little_pony_keep_calm_and_flutter_on.png GetGlue sticker]] for this episode.ponies think they can reform him.
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* HonorBeforeReason: The other ponies believe this is the case. [[spoiler:In reality, Fluttershy's [[IGaveMyWord absolute refusal]] to harm Discord is tempered by her refusal to be his victim. It winds up making all the difference in the world.]]
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* BatmanGambit: Fluttershy had known all along that Discord was only pretending to be reformed; she had hoped that allowing him some measure of freedom and showing him kindness would help in convincing him to use his powers for good.

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* BatmanGambit: Fluttershy [[spoiler:Fluttershy had known all along that Discord was only pretending to be reformed; she had hoped that allowing him some measure of freedom and showing him kindness would help in convincing him to use his powers for good.]]



* VisualPun: When Discord creates another head behind his head in order to blow a raspberry while he [[BlatantLies tells Fluttershy that she is doing a good job reforming him.]] He is literally a '''two-faced liar'''.

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* VisualPun: When Discord creates another head behind his head in order to blow a raspberry while he [[BlatantLies tells Fluttershy that she is doing a good job reforming him.]] him]]. He is literally a '''two-faced liar'''.



* WhatTheHellHero: Nopony is the least bit happy with how Fluttershy can possibly think Discord can be reformed after all the stunts he pulls. Fluttershy turns this on their heads when she asks how they could think she'd be so gullible and ''not'' realize how slim her chances are.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Nopony is The rest of the Mane Six aren't the least bit happy with how oblivious Fluttershy can possibly think Discord can seems to be reformed after all the stunts he pulls. Fluttershy towards Discord's trickery. [[spoiler:It turns out she ''wasn't'' that gullible, and quickly turns this trope right on their her friends' heads when for thinking she asks how they could think she'd be so gullible and ''not'' realize how slim her chances are.''was'']].
19th Jan '13 6:40:41 PM immblueversion
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* BlushSticker: Fluttershy gets these when Celestia states how confident she is that Fluttershy's the right pony to reform Discord.
** She gets them again when Twilight reaffirms this during her recap at the end of the episode.

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* BlushSticker: Fluttershy gets these when Celestia states how confident she is that Fluttershy's the right pony to reform Discord.
** She
Discord, and gets them again when Twilight reaffirms this during her recap at the end of the episode.



* CallBack: The Elements of Harmony are needed to release Discord from his stone prison, just as they were there to put him into it.

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* CallBack: The Elements of Harmony are needed to release Discord from his stone prison, [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 just as they were there to put him into it.it]].
** Right after Discord's released and starts messing around, Fluttershy doesn't hesitate to use "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E17StareMaster The Stare]]" on Discord to get him to behave. He proves to be immune.



* EasilyForgiven: Given the severity of Discord's actions, the Mane Six really let him off lightly. [[spoiler:Justified, since he did have to earn their forgiveness and trust. And even then, everypony still doesn't completely trust him]].

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* EasilyForgiven: Given [[spoiler:Given the severity of Discord's actions, the Mane Six really let him off lightly. [[spoiler:Justified, Justified, since he did have to earn their forgiveness and trust. And even then, everypony still doesn't completely trust him]].



-->[[spoiler: '''Discord:''' ...Well played, Fluttershy. Well played. ]]



* PowerOfFriendship: Fluttershy plans to use this to reform Discord. [[spoiler: It actually works, in one of the best examples in animation]].
* PowerOfTrust: [[spoiler:Discord uses this against Fluttershy, convincing her to promise not to use the Elements of Harmony against him as a sign of their new-found friendship. It shocks him as much as anyone that he ultimately proves worthy of it.]]

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* OutGambitted: [[spoiler:Discord tries using his newfound friendship with Fluttershy to get her to never use her Element on him again. Fluttershy complies, but also rejects his friendship, which finally gets him to reform]].
-->'''Discord:''' [[spoiler:...[[{{Touche}} Well played, Fluttershy. Well played.]]]]
* PowerOfFriendship: Fluttershy plans to use this to reform Discord. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It actually works, in one of the best examples in animation]].
* PowerOfTrust: [[spoiler:Discord uses this against Fluttershy, convincing her to promise not to use the Elements of Harmony against him as a sign of their new-found newfound friendship. It shocks him as much as anyone that he ultimately proves worthy of it.]]
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* PowerOfFriendship: Fluttershy plans to use this to reform Discord. [[spoiler: It actually works, in one of the best examples in animation]].
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-->[[spoiler: '''Fluttershy:''' I'M. NOT. YOUR. FRIEND!!]]

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-->[[spoiler: '''Fluttershy:''' I'M.-->'''Fluttershy:''' [[spoiler:I'M. NOT. YOUR. FRIEND!!]]



* RageBreakingPoint: After putting up with Discord the entire episode, Fluttershy finally snaps and [[spoiler:screams at him he's NOT her friend before storming off in a rage.]]

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* RageBreakingPoint: After [[spoiler:After putting up with Discord the entire episode, Fluttershy finally snaps and [[spoiler:screams at him screams that he's NOT ''not'' her friend before storming off in a rage.]]
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** She gets them again when Twilight reaffirms this during her recap at the end of the episode.
19th Jan '13 6:00:21 PM immblueversion
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The tender moment is ruined when Angel Bunny barges in and warns everypony that bewitched beavers have dammed up the stream at Sweet Apple Acres and flooded Applejack's orchard to the canopy. As it turns out, Fluttershy has seen Discord's dirty work coming and puts him to the test, demanding he return the orchard to normal. Discord agrees on the condition she remove her Element and never use it on him, which she accepts...and then he turns the flood into an ice skating rink. Discord gloats over his eternal freedom now that he's Fluttershy's friend, but Fluttershy, while upholding her end of the deal, now refuses to acknowledge him as such. This doesn't sit well with Discord at all:

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The tender moment is ruined when Angel Bunny barges in and warns everypony that bewitched beavers have dammed up the stream at Sweet Apple Acres and flooded Applejack's orchard to the canopy. As it turns out, Fluttershy has seen Discord's dirty work coming and puts him to the test, demanding he return the orchard to normal. Discord agrees on the condition she remove her Element and never use it on him, which she accepts...and then he turns the flood into an ice skating rink. Discord gloats over his eternal freedom now that he's Fluttershy's friend, his friendship with Fluttershy has left him eternally free of the Elements, but Fluttershy, while upholding still honoring her end of the deal, now refuses to acknowledge him as such.her friend. This doesn't sit well with Discord at all:



Now realizing the value of friendship and the sacrifices that must be made to keep it, [[WorldHealingWave Discord solemnly restores Sweet Apple Acres to its original, harmonious state.]] Everyone congratulates Fluttershy for accomplishing the seemingly impossible task of getting Discord to embrace the magic of friendship. Truly reformed, Discord personally promises Princess Celestia that he will only use his powers for good...''most'' of the time.

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Now realizing the value of his friendship with Fluttershy and the sacrifices that must be made to keep it, [[WorldHealingWave Discord solemnly restores Sweet Apple Acres to its original, harmonious state.]] state]]. Everyone congratulates Fluttershy for accomplishing the seemingly impossible task of getting Discord to embrace the magic of friendship. Truly reformed, Discord personally promises Princess Celestia that he will only use his powers for good...''most'' of the time.
19th Jan '13 5:36:22 PM clam15
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* ButtMonkey: Angel's the target of quite a bit of Discord's abuse.



** A year and a half being entombed in stone [[Disney/Aladdin will give you such a crick in the neck.]]

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** A year and a half being entombed in stone [[Disney/Aladdin [[{{Disney/Aladdin}} will give you such a crick in the neck.]]
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* ButtMonkey: Angel's the target of quite a bit of Discord's abuse.
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** A year and a half being entombed in stone [[Disney/Aladdin will give you such a crick in the neck.]]
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* BlushSticker: Fluttershy gets these when Celestia states how confident she is that Fluttershy's the right pony to reform Discord.
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** Princess Celestia gives the audience an uncertain glance at the end of the episode in response to Fluttershy's comment about [[spoiler:the newly-reformed Discord]].
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* RunningGag: Fluttershy being shocked by what the beavers are saying.
-->'''Fluttershy:''' *Gasp* such language!
19th Jan '13 4:03:11 PM immblueversion
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-->'''Princess Celestia:''' I'm fully aware that the last time Discord was here, he created serious havoc.
-->'''Rainbow Dash:''' If, by "serious havoc", you mean turning Ponyville into the chaos capital of the world!
-->'''Rarity:''' And tricking us all into being the opposite of our true selves!
-->'''Pinkie Pie:''' And making yummy delicious chocolate milk rain all over the place without a single dollop of whipped cream to go with it ''anywhere in sight'' - '''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous NOT A SINGLE DOLLOP!]]'''
* AsideGlance: Discord winks at the audience right after he [[spoiler:casts a spell on a colony of beavers]] at the beginning of the episode.

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-->'''Princess Celestia:''' I'm fully aware that the last time Discord was here, he created serious havoc.
-->'''Rainbow
havoc.\\
'''Rainbow
Dash:''' If, by "serious havoc", you mean turning Ponyville into the chaos capital of the world!
-->'''Rarity:'''
world!\\
'''Rarity:'''
And tricking us all into being the opposite of our true selves!
-->'''Pinkie
selves!\\
'''Pinkie
Pie:''' And making yummy delicious chocolate milk rain all over the place without a single dollop of whipped cream to go with it ''anywhere in sight'' - '''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous sight''--'''[[FelonyMisdemeanor NOT A SINGLE DOLLOP!]]'''
* AsideGlance: Discord winks nods at the audience right after he [[spoiler:casts a spell on a colony of beavers]] at the beginning of the episode.
19th Jan '13 4:01:50 PM immblueversion
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Discord decides to crash at Fluttershy's cottage so she can "reform" him. Fluttershy reveals her strategy to her friends: befriend the rambunctious spirit by being as kind as she possibly can. Her friends still have their doubts, but promise to remain close in case anything goes wrong. Unfortunately, they're unable to form a backup plan since Discord has torn out and eaten all the pages in Twilight's books containing info on spells that could reform him forcibly.

Even so, Fluttershy appears convinced that she's making progress with the trickster, and invites all her friends over for a dinner party to prove it. The party goes about as well as Fluttershy's friends expect, what with Discord bringing the tableware to life and playing pranks on everypony. Still, Fluttershy puts up with it all because, in her words, that's what friends do--and to the surprise of everyone, Discord seems genuinely touched that Fluttershy is willing to be the first friend he's ever had.

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Discord decides to crash at Fluttershy's cottage so she can "reform" him. Fluttershy reveals her strategy to her friends: befriend the rambunctious spirit by being as kind as she possibly can. Her friends still have their doubts, but promise to remain close in case anything goes wrong. Unfortunately, they're unable to form a backup plan since Discord has torn out and eaten all the pages in Twilight's books containing info on spells that could reform him forcibly.

forcibly. Even so, Fluttershy appears convinced that she's making progress with the trickster, and invites all her friends over for a dinner party to prove it. The party goes about as well as Fluttershy's friends expect, what with Discord bringing the tableware to life and playing pranks on everypony. Still, Fluttershy puts up with it all because, in her words, that's what friends do--and to the surprise of everyone, Discord seems genuinely touched that Fluttershy is willing to be the first friend he's ever had.



Now realizing the value of friendship and the sacrifices that must be made to keep it, [[WorldHealingWave Discord solemnly restores Sweet Apple Acres to its original, harmonious state.]] Everyone congratulates Fluttershy for accomplishing the impossible: getting Discord to personally promise to Princess Celestia that he will only use his powers for good (''most'' of the time), and actually admit that [[TitleDrop "friendship is magic"]].

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Now realizing the value of friendship and the sacrifices that must be made to keep it, [[WorldHealingWave Discord solemnly restores Sweet Apple Acres to its original, harmonious state.]] Everyone congratulates Fluttershy for accomplishing the impossible: seemingly impossible task of getting Discord to embrace the magic of friendship. Truly reformed, Discord personally promise to promises Princess Celestia that he will only use his powers for good (''most'' good...''most'' of the time), and actually admit that [[TitleDrop "friendship is magic"]].time.



* EasilyForgiven: Given the severity of Discord's actions, the Mane Six really let him off lightly. Justified, since he did have to earn their forgiveness and trust. And even then, everypony still doesn't completely trust him.

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* EasilyForgiven: Given the severity of Discord's actions, the Mane Six really let him off lightly. Justified, [[spoiler:Justified, since he did have to earn their forgiveness and trust. And even then, everypony still doesn't completely trust him.him]].



* GuileHeroine: Using her kindness alone, Fluttershy gives Discord the chance to experience firsthand how wonderful the magic of friendship is, [[spoiler:and threatens to take that chance away from him if he continues his evil ways]].



-->[[spoiler: '''Discord:''' ...well played, Fluttershy. Well played. ]]
* ItsAllAboutMe: Discord, especially during his rant about how he can do whatever he wants. [[spoiler: [[AnAesop the lesson]] he learns at the end of the episode is that having a friend means not always getting what you want.]]

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-->[[spoiler: '''Discord:''' ...well Well played, Fluttershy. Well played. ]]
* ItsAllAboutMe: Discord, especially during his rant about how he can do whatever he wants. [[spoiler: [[AnAesop the The lesson]] he learns at the end of the episode is that having a friend means not always getting what you want.]]



-->[[spoiler: '''Fluttershy:''' NOT. YOUR. FRIEND!!]]
* RageAgainstTheMentor: Twilight to Princess Celestia over her plans for Discord, though it goes almost as quickly as it comes. Celestia is completely understanding, however.
-->'''Twilight:''' [[WithDueRespect With all due respect,]] Princess Celestia, '''''[[SuddenlyShouting HOW COULD YOU BRING DISCORD HERE]]?!?!'''' ''(clears throat)'' Your Majesty.

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-->[[spoiler: '''Fluttershy:''' I'M. NOT. YOUR. FRIEND!!]]
* RageAgainstTheMentor: Twilight to Princess Celestia over her plans for Discord, though it goes almost as quickly as it comes. Discord. Celestia is completely understanding, however.
and the moment goes almost as quickly as it comes.
-->'''Twilight:''' [[WithDueRespect With all due respect,]] respect]], Princess Celestia, '''''[[SuddenlyShouting HOW COULD YOU BRING DISCORD HERE]]?!?!'''' HERE]]?!?!''''' ''(clears throat)'' Your Majesty.majesty.



* [[spoiler:VillainousBSOD: Discord realizes that Fluttershy accepting him as her friend (the only one he's ever had) actually ''does'' matter to him. This results in him having a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment and willingly undoing his chaos.]]

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* [[spoiler:VillainousBSOD: Discord realizes that Fluttershy accepting him as her friend (the only one he's ever had) actually ''does'' matter to him. This results in him having a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment HeelRealization and willingly undoing his chaos.]]
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*** In the same vein, there are a lot of similarities with the time [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E13DejaQ Q became human]] to Discord's reform.
19th Jan '13 3:04:31 PM Angus
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-->'''Pinkie Pie:''' And making yummy delicious chocolate milk rain all over the place without a single dollop of whipped cream to go with it ''anywhere in sight'' - '''NOT A SINGLE DOLLOP!'''

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-->'''Pinkie Pie:''' And making yummy delicious chocolate milk rain all over the place without a single dollop of whipped cream to go with it ''anywhere in sight'' - '''NOT '''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous NOT A SINGLE DOLLOP!'''DOLLOP!]]'''
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-->[[spoiler: '''Discord:''' ...well played, Fluttershy. Well played. ]]
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* PunctuatedForEmphasis: [[spoiler: '''Fluttershy:''' NOT. YOUR. FRIEND!!]]

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* PunctuatedForEmphasis: [[spoiler: PunctuatedForEmphasis:
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'''Fluttershy:''' NOT. YOUR. FRIEND!!]]
19th Jan '13 2:32:45 PM Miar
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Now realizing the value of friendship and the sacrifices that must be made to keep it, [[WordHealingWave Discord solemnly restores Sweet Apple Acres to its original, harmonious state.]] Everyone congratulates Fluttershy for accomplishing the impossible: getting Discord to personally promise to Princess Celestia that he will only use his powers for good (''most'' of the time), and actually admit that [[TitleDrop "friendship is magic"]].

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Now realizing the value of friendship and the sacrifices that must be made to keep it, [[WordHealingWave [[WorldHealingWave Discord solemnly restores Sweet Apple Acres to its original, harmonious state.]] Everyone congratulates Fluttershy for accomplishing the impossible: getting Discord to personally promise to Princess Celestia that he will only use his powers for good (''most'' of the time), and actually admit that [[TitleDrop "friendship is magic"]].
19th Jan '13 2:30:22 PM Godzillawolf
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Now realizing the value of friendship and the sacrifices that must be made to keep it, Discord solemnly restores Sweet Apple Acres to its original, harmonious state. Everyone congratulates Fluttershy for accomplishing the impossible: getting Discord to personally promise to Princess Celestia that he will only use his powers for good (''most'' of the time), and actually admit that [[TitleDrop "friendship is magic"]].

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Now realizing the value of friendship and the sacrifices that must be made to keep it, [[WordHealingWave Discord solemnly restores Sweet Apple Acres to its original, harmonious state. state.]] Everyone congratulates Fluttershy for accomplishing the impossible: getting Discord to personally promise to Princess Celestia that he will only use his powers for good (''most'' of the time), and actually admit that [[TitleDrop "friendship is magic"]].


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* [[spoiler:VillainousBSOD: Discord realizes that Fluttershy accepting him as her friend (the only one he's ever had) actually ''does'' matter to him. This results in him having a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment and willingly undoing his chaos.]]
19th Jan '13 2:27:01 PM Godzillawolf
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->'''Discord:''' You think you can just boss Discord around? You think I'm going to turn all this back because you say so? Because if I don't, I'll lose the one friend I ever had? ''([[HeelRealization long, reflective pause]])'' Well played, Fluttershy. Well played.

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->'''Discord:''' You think you can just boss Discord around? You think I'm going to turn all this back because you say so? [[FreudianSlip Because if I don't, I'll lose the one friend I ever had? had?]] ''([[HeelRealization long, reflective pause]])'' Well played, Fluttershy. Well played.
19th Jan '13 2:26:37 PM TheOtherSteve
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* HeelFaceBrainwashing: Discussed. Twilight seriously considers doing this to Discord, as a backup plan if he can't be reformed conventionally (considering what he did last time, that's actually reasonable). However, Discord is [[GenreSavvy a few steps ahead of her]] and destroys the instructions for how to perform the spell.

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* HeelFaceBrainwashing: Discussed. Twilight seriously considers doing this to Discord, as a backup plan if he can't be reformed conventionally (considering what he did last time, that's actually reasonable).conventionally. However, Discord is [[GenreSavvy a few steps ahead of her]] and destroys the instructions for how to perform the spell.
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* TakeAThirdOption: Fluttershy is given the choice between [[spoiler: giving up on Discord and using the Elements to turn him back to stone, or forgiving him for tricking her and accepting him as her friend. She rejects both.]]
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* PunctuatedForEmphasis: [[spoiler: '''Fluttershy:''' NOT. YOUR. FRIEND!!]]
19th Jan '13 1:41:17 PM Godzillawolf
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* [[spoiler:GoodFeelsGood: As mentioned by Twilight, Discord, who by his own admission never had a friend (which is understandable, considering he was an EvilOverlord), discovers this about friendship.]]



* ItsAllAboutMe: Discord, especially during his rant about how he can do whatever he wants. [[spoiler: [[AnAesop the lesson]] he learns at the end of the episode is that having means not always getting what you want.]]

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Discord, especially during his rant about how he can do whatever he wants. [[spoiler: [[AnAesop the lesson]] he learns at the end of the episode is that having a friend means not always getting what you want.]]



* ShipTease: Discord/Celestia fans are already running with Fluttershy's "He can be a real sweetheart once you get to know him."

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* ShipTease: Discord/Celestia fans are already running with Fluttershy's "He can be a real sweetheart once you get to know him."" Considering Fluttershy is [[spoiler:holding his paw at the time]], it could also be considered one for Fluttershy/Discord.
19th Jan '13 1:01:34 PM Godzillawolf
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* NothingCanStopMeNow: Discord has a speech like this when [[spoiler:Fluttershy holds to her promise not to use the Element of Kindness.]]

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* NothingCanStopMeNow: Discord has a speech like this when [[spoiler:Fluttershy holds to her promise not to use the Element of Kindness.]] He didn't realize there ''was'' something that could stop him; [[spoiler:him BecomingTheMask and coming to care about her for real.]]



* PowerOfTrust: [[spoiler:Discord uses this against Fluttershy, convincing her to promise not to use the Elements of Harmony against him as a sign of their new-found friendship.]]

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* PowerOfTrust: [[spoiler:Discord uses this against Fluttershy, convincing her to promise not to use the Elements of Harmony against him as a sign of their new-found friendship. It shocks him as much as anyone that he ultimately proves worthy of it.]]



* PsychopathicManchild: Exemplified by Discord during his rant about how he can do whatever he wants. Its very much akin to a child throwing a tantrum,

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* PsychopathicManchild: Exemplified by Discord during his rant about how he can do whatever he wants. Its very much akin to a child throwing a tantrum,tantrum. [[spoiler:He gets ''somewhat'' better.]]



* WasItReallyWorthIt: [[spoiler:Discord ends up pulling this on ''himself'' when he asks Fluttershy if she expects him to consider their friendship worth undoing his chaos. To everyone's surprise, especially his own, he finds it really ''isn't'' worth it anymore.]]

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* WasItReallyWorthIt: [[spoiler:Discord ends up pulling this on ''himself'' when he asks Fluttershy if she expects him to consider their friendship worth undoing his chaos. To everyone's surprise, especially his own, he finds it keeping his chaos really ''isn't'' worth it anymore.]]


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* WorldHealingWave: [[spoiler:Discord does one to restore Sweet Apple Acres after his HeelRealization.]]
19th Jan '13 12:58:33 PM MetaFour
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*** Q once asked Worf, "Eat any good books lately?" Here, Discord ''does'' eat some good books.
19th Jan '13 12:54:00 PM ButanoKaabii
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: At the beginning of the episode when Celestia shows Discord to the Mane Six.
-->'''Princess Celestia:''' I'm fully aware that the last time Discord was here, he created serious havoc.
-->'''Rainbow Dash:''' If, by "serious havoc", you mean turning Ponyville into the chaos capital of the world!
-->'''Rarity:''' And tricking us all into being the opposite of our true selves!
-->'''Pinkie Pie:''' And making yummy delicious chocolate milk rain all over the place without a single dollop of whipped cream to go with it ''anywhere in sight'' - '''NOT A SINGLE DOLLOP!'''



-->'''Twilight:''' With all due respect, Princess Celestia, '''''[[SuddenlyShouting HOW COULD YOU BRING DISCORD HERE]]?!?!'''' ''(clears throat)'' Your Majesty.

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-->'''Twilight:''' [[WithDueRespect With all due respect, respect,]] Princess Celestia, '''''[[SuddenlyShouting HOW COULD YOU BRING DISCORD HERE]]?!?!'''' ''(clears throat)'' Your Majesty.
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* ItsAllAboutMe: Discord, especially during his rant about how he can do whatever he wants. [[spoiler: [[AnAesop the lesson]] he learns at the end of the episode is that having means not always getting what you want.]]


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* PsychopathicManchild: Exemplified by Discord during his rant about how he can do whatever he wants. Its very much akin to a child throwing a tantrum,
19th Jan '13 12:18:27 PM Dragon_Ranger
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* ShipTease: Discord/Celestia fans are already running with Celestia's "He can be a real sweetheart once you get to know him."

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* ShipTease: Discord/Celestia fans are already running with Celestia's Fluttershy's "He can be a real sweetheart once you get to know him."


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* [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: Discord smiles rather sheepishly when Fluttershy first calls him a friend.
19th Jan '13 12:13:56 PM Dragon_Ranger
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* PowerOfTrust: [[Discord uses this against Fluttershy, convincing her to promise not to use the Elements of Harmony against him as a sign of their new-found friendship.]]

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* PowerOfTrust: [[Discord [[spoiler:Discord uses this against Fluttershy, convincing her to promise not to use the Elements of Harmony against him as a sign of their new-found friendship.]]
19th Jan '13 12:11:31 PM kildaver
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19th Jan '13 12:10:16 PM ShayCaron
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Discord decides to crash at Fluttershy's cottage so she can "reform" him. Fluttershy reveals her strategy to her friends: befriend the rambunctious spirit by being as kind as she possibly can. Her friends still have their doubts, but promise to remain close in case anything goes wrong. Unfortunately, they're unable to form a backup plan since Discord has torn out and eaten all the pages in Twilight's books containing info on spells that could reform him.

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Discord decides to crash at Fluttershy's cottage so she can "reform" him. Fluttershy reveals her strategy to her friends: befriend the rambunctious spirit by being as kind as she possibly can. Her friends still have their doubts, but promise to remain close in case anything goes wrong. Unfortunately, they're unable to form a backup plan since Discord has torn out and eaten all the pages in Twilight's books containing info on spells that could reform him.
him forcibly.



Now realizing the value of friendship and the sacrifices that must be made to keep it, Discord solemly restores Sweet Apple Acres to its original, harmonious state. Everyone congratulates Fluttershy for accomplishing the impossible: getting Discord to personally promise to Princess Celestia that he will only use his powers for good (''most'' of the time), and actually admit that [[TitleDrop "friendship is magic"]].

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Now realizing the value of friendship and the sacrifices that must be made to keep it, Discord solemly solemnly restores Sweet Apple Acres to its original, harmonious state. Everyone congratulates Fluttershy for accomplishing the impossible: getting Discord to personally promise to Princess Celestia that he will only use his powers for good (''most'' of the time), and actually admit that [[TitleDrop "friendship is magic"]].
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* ShipTease: Discord/Celestia fans are already running with Celestia's "He can be a real sweetheart once you get to know him."
19th Jan '13 12:02:26 PM albinoottsel
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Princess Celestia rendezvouses with Twilight and her friends on the outskirts of Ponyville, bringing along an important visitor who's not only a lifeless stone statue, but also has a deer antler, a goat leg, a bat wing, a snake tail: Discord! The ponies are naturally baffled and outraged by this shocking development, seeing how the spirit of chaos and disharmony turned Ponyville upside-down and nearly destroyed their friendship the last time they met. But Princess Celestia has already found use for Discord's magic if he can be coerced out of his wicked ways, and she commissions the six bearers of the Elements of Harmony for the job--particularly Fluttershy, with her affinity for animals.

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Princess Celestia rendezvouses meets with Twilight and her friends on the outskirts of Ponyville, bringing along an important visitor who's not only a lifeless stone statue, but also has a deer antler, a goat leg, a bat wing, a snake tail: Discord! The ponies are naturally baffled and outraged by this shocking development, seeing how the spirit of chaos and disharmony turned Ponyville upside-down and nearly destroyed their friendship the last time they met. But Princess Celestia has already found use for Discord's magic if he can be coerced out of his wicked ways, and she commissions the six bearers of the Elements of Harmony for the job--particularly Fluttershy, with her affinity for animals.



** Fluttershy turns to the camera and says "Uh oh" after Discord reveals he'll be living with her.

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** Fluttershy turns to the camera and says "Uh oh" "Oh dear" after Discord reveals he'll be living with her.



* FreudianSlip: [[spoiler:Discord while during his DidYouActuallyBelieve speech, lets it slip that Fluttershy is the one friend he's ever had. PlayedForDrama as [[HeelRealization he actually realizes this is the case]] and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone his actions are costing him that friendship.]]]]



* FreudianSlip: [[spoiler:Discord while during his DidYouActuallyBelieve speech, lets it slip that Fluttershy is the one friend he's ever had. PlayedForDrama as [[HeelRealization he actually realizes this is the case]] and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone his actions are costing him that friendship.]]]]
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* BatmanGambit: Fluttershy had known all along that Discord was only pretending to be reformed; she had hoped that allowing him some measure of freedom and showing him kindness would help in convincing him to use his powers for good.


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* PowerOfTrust: [[Discord uses this against Fluttershy, convincing her to promise not to use the Elements of Harmony against him as a sign of their new-found friendship.]]


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* SoLastSeason: After several episodes across two seasons, Fluttershy finally finds a being immune to her Stare in Discord.
19th Jan '13 11:31:55 AM carnaxcce
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** [[spoiler:KickTheMoralityPet: His mocking her during the end. Realizing he's done this and risks alienating her because of it finally [[HeelRealization makes him realize he actually DOE value her friendship too much to lose it.]]]]

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** [[spoiler:KickTheMoralityPet: His mocking her during the end. Realizing he's done this and risks alienating her because of it finally [[HeelRealization makes him realize he actually DOE DOES value her friendship too much to lose it.]]]]



-->'''Fluttershy:''' Oh, dear...\\

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19th Jan '13 11:29:32 AM Eegah
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** Fluttershy turns to the camera and says "Uh oh" after Discord reveals he'll be living with her.
19th Jan '13 11:22:31 AM Masem
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Now realizing the value of friendship and the sacrifices that must be made to keep it, Discord solemly restores Sweet Apple Acres to its original, harmonious state. Everyone congratulates Fluttershy for accomplishing the impossible: getting Discord to personally promise to Princess Celestia that he will only use his powers for good (''most'' of the time), and actually admit that "friendship is magic".

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Now realizing the value of friendship and the sacrifices that must be made to keep it, Discord solemly restores Sweet Apple Acres to its original, harmonious state. Everyone congratulates Fluttershy for accomplishing the impossible: getting Discord to personally promise to Princess Celestia that he will only use his powers for good (''most'' of the time), and actually admit that [[TitleDrop "friendship is magic".magic"]].
19th Jan '13 11:18:06 AM Maneko
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* FreudianSlip: [[spoiler:Discord while during his DidYouActuallyBelieve speech, lets it slip that Fluttershy is the one friend he's ever had. PlayedForDrama as [[HeelRealization he actually realizes this is the case]] and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone his actions are costing him that friendship.]]]]



* HeelFaceBrainwashing: Discussed. Twilight seriously considers doing this to Discord, as a backup plan if he can't be reformed conventionally. However, Discord is [[GenreSavvy a few steps ahead of her]] and destroys the instructions for how to perform the spell.

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* HeelFaceBrainwashing: Discussed. Twilight seriously considers doing this to Discord, as a backup plan if he can't be reformed conventionally.conventionally (considering what he did last time, that's actually reasonable). However, Discord is [[GenreSavvy a few steps ahead of her]] and destroys the instructions for how to perform the spell.



** [[spoiler:KickTheMoralityPet: His mocking her during the end. Realizing he's done this and risks alienating her because of it finally [[HeelRealization makes him realize he actually DOE value her friendship too much to lose it.]]]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:''Discord'' of all people has one when it hits him his actions have alienated Fluttershy, the ''one'' friend he's ever had in his eons long life and he actually ''cares''.]]
* NothingCanStopMeNow: Discord has a speech like this when [[spoiler:Fluttershy holds to her promise not to use the Element of Kindness.]]



* ProperlyParanoid: The Mane Six keep their Elements at the ready should Fluttershy not be able to tame Discord.

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** Discord himself has a small one when he realizes the Bearers are serious that they'll turn him back to stone if he doesn't behave himself.
* ProperlyParanoid: The Mane Six keep their Elements at the ready should Fluttershy not be able to tame Discord. Likewise, Celestia made it so Discord ''can't'' take the Elements from them.



* RageAgainstTheMentor: Twilight to Princess Celestia over her plans for Discord, though it goes almost as quickly as it comes.

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* RageAgainstTheMentor: Twilight to Princess Celestia over her plans for Discord, though it goes almost as quickly as it comes. Celestia is completely understanding, however.


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* RageBreakingPoint: After putting up with Discord the entire episode, Fluttershy finally snaps and [[spoiler:screams at him he's NOT her friend before storming off in a rage.]]
19th Jan '13 11:02:52 AM KingLyger
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* EasilyForgiven: Played Straight and subverted at the same time; given the severity of his actions they really let him off lightly, but on the other hand he did have to earn their forgiveness and trust. And even then they don't completely trust him.

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* EasilyForgiven: Played Straight and subverted at the same time; given Given the severity of his actions they Discord's actions, the Mane Six really let him off lightly, but on the other hand lightly. Justified, since he did have to earn their forgiveness and trust. And even then they don't then, everypony still doesn't completely trust him.



* HeelFaceBrainwashing: Discussed. Twilight seriously considers doing this to Discord, as a backup plan if he can't be reformed conventionally. However, Discord is a few steps ahead of her and destroys the instructions for how to perform the spell.

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* HeelFaceBrainwashing: Discussed. Twilight seriously considers doing this to Discord, as a backup plan if he can't be reformed conventionally. However, Discord is [[GenreSavvy a few steps ahead of her her]] and destroys the instructions for how to perform the spell.



'''Discord:''' Now, look who's a liar. Anyone can plainly see that I'm not big at all. ''(camera zooms out to show he's barely the size of Angel Bunny)''

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'''Discord:''' Now, look who's a liar. Anyone can plainly see that I'm not big at all. ''(camera zooms out to show [[VisualPun he's barely the size of Angel Bunny)''Bunny]])''
19th Jan '13 10:57:39 AM kildaver
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* OhCrap: Fluttershy's expression when Discord states that he'll be bunking with her.
19th Jan '13 10:56:19 AM TheOtherSteve
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* HeelFaceBrainwashing: Discussed. Twilight seriously considers doing this to Discord, as a backup plan if he can't be reformed conventionally. However, Discord is a few steps ahead of her and destroys the instructions for how to perform the spell.
19th Jan '13 10:53:31 AM albinoottsel
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* EasilyForgiven: Played Straight and subverted at the same time; given the severity of his actions they really let him off lightly, but on the other hand he did have to earn their forgiveness and trust. And even then they don't completely trust him.



* ForgivenEasily: Played Straight and subverted at the same time; given the severity of his actions they really let him off lightly, but on the other hand he did have to earn their forgiveness and trust. And even then they don't completely trust him.



* VisualPun: When Discord creates another head behind his head in order to blow a raspberry while he [[BlatantLies tells Fluttershy that she is doing a godd job reforming him.]] He is literally a '''teo-faced liar'''.

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* VisualPun: When Discord creates another head behind his head in order to blow a raspberry while he [[BlatantLies tells Fluttershy that she is doing a godd good job reforming him.]] He is literally a '''teo-faced '''two-faced liar'''.
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* LiteralMetaphor: Discord assures Fluttershy of the sincerity of his reformation while blowing a raspberry at Angel, becoming literally two-faced in the process.
19th Jan '13 10:47:46 AM lazinesslord
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* ForgivenEasily: Played Straight and subverted at the same time; given the severity of his actions they really let him off lightly, but on the other hand he did have to earn their forgiveness and trust. And even then they don't completely trust him.


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* SophisticatedAsHell: When Twilight yells at Princess Celestia for bringing Discord.
-->'''Twilight:''' With all due respect, Princess Celestia, '''''[[SuddenlyShouting HOW COULD YOU BRING DISCORD HERE]]?!?!'''' ''(clears throat)'' Your Majesty.


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* VisualPun: When Discord creates another head behind his head in order to blow a raspberry while he [[BlatantLies tells Fluttershy that she is doing a godd job reforming him.]] He is literally a '''teo-faced liar'''.
19th Jan '13 10:29:45 AM DrGeoduck
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** [[AllAboutEve "Hang on to your elements, girls. It's going to be a bumpy night."]]
19th Jan '13 10:26:48 AM ABNDT
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** Discord at one point says, "Do you like carrots, Angel? I'm playing your owner for a fool! [[GoodWillHunting How do you like them carrots?"]]
19th Jan '13 10:24:35 AM carnaxcce
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* ButtMonkey: Angel's the target of quite a bit of Discord's abuse.
19th Jan '13 10:21:56 AM immblueversion
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-> Special Guest Star: Creator/JohnDeLancie as Discord
->Story by Teddy Antonio
->Written by Dave Polsky

AT&T U-verse's synopsis from FYI Television: ''Princess Celestia has decided that [[spoiler:the rambunctious Discord needs to be tamed]] and commissions the ponies for the job; Fluttershy believes that [[spoiler:Discord deserves a second chance]] but she faces opposition as the only one who thinks so.''

This episode [[http://fav.me/d5pzhty was]] directed by Jayson Theissen and storyboarded by Lih Liau & Marshall Fels Elliot. Meghan [=McCarthy=] has [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283079234304495617 stated]] that this episode had a "much longer and much more plot revealing original title", and on January 13, 2013 [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/290607982251753472 said]] that the premise was submitted on September 28, 2011. Tim Stuby has [[https://twitter.com/BaloneyBrony/status/283733980405198848 stated]] that the name "might have been changed post-layout stage." M.A. Larson [[https://twitter.com/M_A_Larson/status/290948047859511296 joked]] that Meghan [=McCarthy=] served as story editor for the episode. [[spoiler: Creator/JohnDeLancie, the voice actor for Discord, has stated, at least once since March 2012, that [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/john-de-lancie-returning-to-friendship.html he would be returning to voice]], though did not say what capacity; prior to this, de Lancie provided new lines as Discord for the Hub's 2012 "Naughty or Nice" promo. [[http://press.discovery.com/media/ugc/highlights/January_2013_Highlights_.pdf The Discovery Channel press release]] for Hub's January 2013 shows confirms that de Lancie guest voices this episode.]] On January 15, 2013, Meghan [=McCarthy=] [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/291233142151454720 teased]] that "[[spoiler:John de Lancie]] delivers a line in [the episode] so perfectly that it may cause the Internet to explode".

One clip (presumably the cold open) can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fJSBoEUDs4 here]], an image from this episode can be seen [[https://twitter.com/HubTVNetwork/status/292333627189129216 here]], and a second clip, later in the episode, can be seen [[http://family-room.ew.com/2013/01/18/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-discord/ here]]. An additional image from this episode can be seen in [[http://getglue.com/stickers/the_hub/my_little_pony_keep_calm_and_flutter_on this]] [=GetGlue=] sticker, and additional clips most likely from this episode can be seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPB3y6IkxdY this]] [[Creator/TheHub Hub]] promo.

This episode will air [[http://press.discovery.com/media/ugc/highlights/January_2013_Highlights_.pdf on]] Creator/TheHub [[http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-keep-calm-and-flutter-on/EP013304160063 on]] January 19, 2013.

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-> Special ->Special Guest Star: Creator/JohnDeLancie as Discord
->Story
Discord\\
Story
by Teddy Antonio
->Written
Antonio\\
Written
by Dave Polsky

AT&T U-verse's synopsis from FYI Television: ''Princess Princess Celestia rendezvouses with Twilight and her friends on the outskirts of Ponyville, bringing along an important visitor who's not only a lifeless stone statue, but also has a deer antler, a goat leg, a bat wing, a snake tail: Discord! The ponies are naturally baffled and outraged by this shocking development, seeing how the spirit of chaos and disharmony turned Ponyville upside-down and nearly destroyed their friendship the last time they met. But Princess Celestia has decided that [[spoiler:the rambunctious Discord needs to already found use for Discord's magic if he can be tamed]] coerced out of his wicked ways, and she commissions the ponies six bearers of the Elements of Harmony for the job; job--particularly Fluttershy, with her affinity for animals.

Reluctantly, the six use the Elements of Harmony to bring Discord back to the world of the moving. Lo and behold, the newly de-stoned Discord isn't the least bit keen about the idea of being reformed, and gets right to work on tormenting the woodland critters around him. The ponies give him an ultimatum he can't refuse--behave, or they'll turn him back to stone--and he agrees to tone down his chaos, but not before bewitching a colony of beavers in Sweet Apple Acres behind everypony's backs...

Discord decides to crash at Fluttershy's cottage so she can "reform" him.
Fluttershy believes that [[spoiler:Discord deserves a second chance]] but reveals her strategy to her friends: befriend the rambunctious spirit by being as kind as she faces opposition as the only one who thinks so.''

This episode [[http://fav.me/d5pzhty was]] directed by Jayson Theissen and storyboarded by Lih Liau & Marshall Fels Elliot. Meghan [=McCarthy=] has [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283079234304495617 stated]] that this episode had a "much longer and much more plot revealing original title", and on January 13, 2013 [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/290607982251753472 said]] that the premise was submitted on September 28, 2011. Tim Stuby has [[https://twitter.com/BaloneyBrony/status/283733980405198848 stated]] that the name "might
possibly can. Her friends still have been changed post-layout stage." M.A. Larson [[https://twitter.com/M_A_Larson/status/290948047859511296 joked]] that Meghan [=McCarthy=] served as story editor for the episode. [[spoiler: Creator/JohnDeLancie, the voice actor for Discord, has stated, at least once their doubts, but promise to remain close in case anything goes wrong. Unfortunately, they're unable to form a backup plan since March 2012, that [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/john-de-lancie-returning-to-friendship.html he would be returning to voice]], though did not say what capacity; prior to this, de Lancie provided new lines as Discord for has torn out and eaten all the Hub's 2012 "Naughty or Nice" promo. [[http://press.discovery.com/media/ugc/highlights/January_2013_Highlights_.pdf The Discovery Channel press release]] for Hub's January 2013 shows confirms pages in Twilight's books containing info on spells that de Lancie guest voices could reform him.

Even so, Fluttershy appears convinced that she's making progress with the trickster, and invites all her friends over for a dinner party to prove it. The party goes about as well as Fluttershy's friends expect, what with Discord bringing the tableware to life and playing pranks on everypony. Still, Fluttershy puts up with it all because, in her words, that's what friends do--and to the surprise of everyone, Discord seems genuinely touched that Fluttershy is willing to be the first friend he's ever had.

The tender moment is ruined when Angel Bunny barges in and warns everypony that bewitched beavers have dammed up the stream at Sweet Apple Acres and flooded Applejack's orchard to the canopy. As it turns out, Fluttershy has seen Discord's dirty work coming and puts him to the test, demanding he return the orchard to normal. Discord agrees on the condition she remove her Element and never use it on him, which she accepts...and then he turns the flood into an ice skating rink. Discord gloats over his eternal freedom now that he's Fluttershy's friend, but Fluttershy, while upholding her end of the deal, now refuses to acknowledge him as such. This doesn't sit well with Discord at all:

->'''Discord:''' You think you can just boss Discord around? You think I'm going to turn all
this episode.]] On January 15, 2013, Meghan [=McCarthy=] [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/291233142151454720 teased]] back because you say so? Because if I don't, I'll lose the one friend I ever had? ''([[HeelRealization long, reflective pause]])'' Well played, Fluttershy. Well played.

Now realizing the value of friendship and the sacrifices
that "[[spoiler:John de Lancie]] delivers a line in [the episode] so perfectly must be made to keep it, Discord solemly restores Sweet Apple Acres to its original, harmonious state. Everyone congratulates Fluttershy for accomplishing the impossible: getting Discord to personally promise to Princess Celestia that it may cause the Internet to explode".

One clip (presumably the cold open) can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fJSBoEUDs4 here]], an image from this episode can be seen [[https://twitter.com/HubTVNetwork/status/292333627189129216 here]], and a second clip, later in the episode, can be seen [[http://family-room.ew.com/2013/01/18/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-discord/ here]]. An additional image from this episode can be seen in [[http://getglue.com/stickers/the_hub/my_little_pony_keep_calm_and_flutter_on this]] [=GetGlue=] sticker, and additional clips most likely from this episode can be seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPB3y6IkxdY this]] [[Creator/TheHub Hub]] promo.

This episode
he will air [[http://press.discovery.com/media/ugc/highlights/January_2013_Highlights_.pdf on]] Creator/TheHub [[http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-keep-calm-and-flutter-on/EP013304160063 on]] January 19, 2013.
only use his powers for good (''most'' of the time), and actually admit that "friendship is magic".



'''Note:''' [[OutOfOrder This is the eleventh episode of the third season, but will be the tenth aired.]]

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'''Note:''' [[OutOfOrder This is the eleventh episode of the third season, but will be the tenth aired.]]



!!Tropes presumed to be present in this episode: [[YMMV/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E11KeepCalmAndFlutterOn YMMV tropes here.]]
* AsideGlance: Fluttershy looks at the audience when reacting to Discord's announcement that he'll be staying with Fluttershy during his rehabilitation.

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!!Tropes presumed to be present in this episode: [[YMMV/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E11KeepCalmAndFlutterOn YMMV tropes here.]]
* AndIMustScream: Discord makes it perfectly clear he can hear everything Princess Celestia says while turned to stone.
* AsideGlance: Fluttershy looks Discord winks at the audience when reacting to Discord's announcement that he'll be staying with Fluttershy during his rehabilitation.right after he [[spoiler:casts a spell on a colony of beavers]] at the beginning of the episode.



* CassandraTruth: Twilight and Rarity don't believe Spike when he says that the "guest" accompanying Celestia is Discord's statue. Then they see what's in that second chariot behind her...

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* CassandraTruth: Twilight and Rarity don't believe Spike when he says that the "guest" accompanying Celestia is Discord's statue. Discord. Then they see what's who's in that second chariot behind her...



* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:The beavers.]]
* ContinuityNod: Fluttershy is identified--by Celestia herself--as being uniquely qualified to reform Discord. Back in "Return of Harmony", Fluttershy was the only one of the mane six who wasn't susceptible to Discord's silver tongue--he only corrupted her by using magic to brainwash her.

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* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:The beavers.]]
beavers]].
* ContinuityNod: Fluttershy is identified--by Celestia herself--as being uniquely qualified to reform Discord. Back in "Return "The Return of Harmony", Fluttershy was the only one of the mane six Mane Six who wasn't susceptible to Discord's silver tongue--he tongue; he only corrupted her by using magic to brainwash her.



* DidYouActuallyBelieve: Towards the end, Discord taunts Fluttershy for thinking that she could ever get him to reform. [[spoiler:But then he utters the words "Because if I don't, I'll lose the one friend I ever had!?" and begins to really reflect on them.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The Discorded beavers can be [[spoiler:seen gathering materials for a dam in the background.]]

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* DidYouActuallyBelieve: Towards the end, Discord taunts Fluttershy for thinking that she could ever get him to reform. [[spoiler:But then he utters the words "Because if I don't, I'll lose the one friend I ever had!?" and begins to really reflect on them.]]
them]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The Discorded beavers can be [[spoiler:seen gathering materials for a dam in the background.]]background]].



* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]: [[spoiler: It takes the entire episode, but in the end, Discord finally sees the value of friendship]].

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* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]: [[spoiler: [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: It takes the entire episode, but in the end, Discord finally sees the value of friendship]].



* MassOhCrap: At the end of the ColdOpen clip.

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* MassOhCrap: At The Mane Six react in such a way when they first see the end of the ColdOpen clip.Princess delivering Discord to Ponyville.



** Celestia advises that Twilight keep the Elements with her at the end of the episode should Discord still relapse, especially since he mumbles that he wouldn't use his power for evil "most of the time".
* RedemptionQuest: {{Inverted|Trope}}. [[spoiler:The Mane Six are the ones on a quest to redeem Discord.]]
* RoleReprisal: Once again, we have John De Lancie providing the voice of Discord.

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** Celestia [[spoiler:Celestia advises that Twilight keep the Elements with her at the end of the episode should Discord still relapse, especially since he mumbles that he wouldn't use his power for evil "most of the time".
time".]]
* RageAgainstTheMentor: Twilight to Princess Celestia over her plans for Discord, though it goes almost as quickly as it comes.
-->'''Twilight:''' With all due respect, Princess Celestia, '''''[[SuddenlyShouting HOW COULD YOU BRING DISCORD HERE]]?!?!'''' ''(clears throat)'' Your Majesty.
* RedemptionQuest: {{Inverted|Trope}}. [[spoiler:The The Mane Six are the ones on a quest to redeem Discord.]]
Discord.
* RoleReprisal: Once again, we have John De Lancie providing SequelEpisode: To "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 The Return]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 of Harmony]]"; after the voice of Discord.Mane Six trap Discord in stone, Princess Celestia orders them to release him so he can be reformed.



** The title was originally going to be ''[[WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends Fluttershy’s Home for Reformed Draconequi]]''.

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** The title was originally going to be ''[[WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends Fluttershy’s "[[WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends Fluttershy's Home for Reformed Draconequi]]''.Draconequi]]".



** This isn't the first time a character played by Creator/JohnDeLancie [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration suddenly appears in another character's chair.]]
** The dinner appliances coming to life to serve the dinner party are similar to the "Be Our Guest" sequence from Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast.
** When Discord turns a bunny into a larger, uglier, and meaner version of itself, this may be a reference to CaveStory, where the same thing happens when the bunny-like Mimiga eat red flowers.
** When Discord grabs Fluttershy and gives her a "noogie," this may be a reference to all the fan art where Discord is snuggling one or the other of the ponies.
* SequelEpisode: To "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 The Return]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 of Harmony]]"; after the Mane Six trap Discord in stone, Princess Celestia orders them to release him so he can be reformed.
* SpoilerTitle: The title was originally going to be ''Fluttershy’s Home for Reformed Draconequi''.

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** This isn't the first time a character played by Creator/JohnDeLancie [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration suddenly appears in another character's chair.]]
chair]].
** The dinner appliances coming to life to serve the dinner party are similar to the "Be Our Guest" sequence from Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast.
** When Discord turns a bunny into a larger, uglier, and meaner version of itself, this may be a reference to CaveStory, where the same thing happens when the bunny-like Mimiga eat red flowers.
** When Discord grabs Fluttershy and gives her a "noogie," this may be a reference to all the fan art where Discord is snuggling one or the other of the ponies.
* SequelEpisode: To "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 The Return]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 of Harmony]]"; after the Mane Six trap Discord in stone, Princess Celestia orders them to release him so he can be reformed.
''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''.
* SpoilerTitle: The title was originally going to be ''Fluttershy’s ''Fluttershy's Home for Reformed Draconequi''.



* TitleDrop: [[spoiler:Discord himself delivers the paramount phrase "Friendship is Magic."]]

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* TitleDrop: [[spoiler:Discord himself reluctantly delivers the paramount phrase "Friendship is Magic."]]



* [[spoiler:WasItReallyWorthIt: Discord ends up pulling this on ''himself'' when he asks Fluttershy if she expects him to consider their friendship worth undoing his chaos. To everyone's surprise, especially his own, he finds it really ''isn't'' worth it to him any more.]]
* WhamEpisode: The Mane Six have to tame Discord. That synopsis alone has made many a viewer go either [[BigWhat "WHAT?!?"]] or [[FlatWhat "What."]]
** [[spoiler:And they ''succeed''.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Nopony is the least bit happy with Fluttershy's attitude towards [[ArchEnemy Discord]].
** ''Twilight'' ends up giving one to Celestia when she brings Discord back, but Celestia understands.
* WilhelmScream: Angel Bunny does this when Fluttershy's cottage is being spun by Discord.

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* [[spoiler:WasItReallyWorthIt: Discord WasItReallyWorthIt: [[spoiler:Discord ends up pulling this on ''himself'' when he asks Fluttershy if she expects him to consider their friendship worth undoing his chaos. To everyone's surprise, especially his own, he finds it really ''isn't'' worth it to him any more.anymore.]]
* WhamEpisode: The Mane Six have to tame Discord. That synopsis alone has made many a viewer go either [[BigWhat "WHAT?!?"]] or [[FlatWhat "What."]]
**
[[spoiler:And they ''succeed''.]]
''succeed'']].
* WhatTheHellHero: Nopony is the least bit happy with Fluttershy's attitude towards [[ArchEnemy Discord]].
** ''Twilight'' ends up giving one to Celestia
how Fluttershy can possibly think Discord can be reformed after all the stunts he pulls. Fluttershy turns this on their heads when she brings Discord back, but Celestia understands.
asks how they could think she'd be so gullible and ''not'' realize how slim her chances are.
* WilhelmScream: Angel Bunny does this when Fluttershy's cottage is being spun around by Discord.
19th Jan '13 9:48:05 AM MetaFour
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* ContinuityNod: Fluttershy is identified--by Celestia herself--as being uniquely qualified to reform Discord. Back in "Return of Harmony", Fluttershy was the only one of the mane six who wasn't susceptible to Discord's silver tongue--he only corrupted her by using magic to brainwash her.
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** The title was originally going to be ''[[WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends Fluttershy’s Home for Reformed Draconequi]]''.
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* SpoilerTitle: WordOfGod [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283079234304495617 says]] that the WorkingTitle was this; ultimately they decided SpoilerTitle was a trope better off {{Averted|Trope}}.

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* SpoilerTitle: WordOfGod [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283079234304495617 says]] that the WorkingTitle The title was this; ultimately they decided SpoilerTitle was a trope better off {{Averted|Trope}}.originally going to be ''Fluttershy’s Home for Reformed Draconequi''.
19th Jan '13 9:38:16 AM Orca19904
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* AsideGlance: Fluttershy looks at the audience when reacting to Discord's announcement that he'll be staying with Fluttershy during his rehabilitation.
19th Jan '13 9:33:26 AM AkoSiKuya23
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* Foreshadowing: The Discorded beavers can be [[spoiler:seen gathering materials for a dam in the background.]]

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* Foreshadowing: DidYouActuallyBelieve: Towards the end, Discord taunts Fluttershy for thinking that she could ever get him to reform. [[spoiler:But then he utters the words "Because if I don't, I'll lose the one friend I ever had!?" and begins to really reflect on them.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
The Discorded beavers can be [[spoiler:seen gathering materials for a dam in the background.]]



** Celestia advises that Twilight keep the Elements with her at the end of the episode should Discord still relapse.

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** Celestia advises that Twilight keep the Elements with her at the end of the episode should Discord still relapse.relapse, especially since he mumbles that he wouldn't use his power for evil "most of the time".
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* WilhelmScream: One can be heard amongst the crashing & clattering of the various objects when Fluttershy's cottage is being spun by Discord.

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* WilhelmScream: One can be heard amongst the crashing & clattering of the various objects Angel Bunny does this when Fluttershy's cottage is being spun by Discord.
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* CharacterDevelopment: [[spoiler:By the end of the episode, Discord genuinely seems to have been reformed to some extent, rather than simply maintaining the status quo and having him petrified again.]]
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** When Discord turns a bunny into a larger, uglier, and meaner version of itself, this may be a reference to CaveStory, where the same thing happens when the bunny-like Mimiga eat red flowers.
** When Discord grabs Fluttershy and gives her a "noogie," this may be a reference to all the fan art where Discord is snuggling one or the other of the ponies.
19th Jan '13 9:08:12 AM onlyplastik
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* Foreshadowing: The Discorded beavers can be [[spoilers: seen gathering materials for a dam in the background.]]

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* Foreshadowing: The Discorded beavers can be [[spoilers: seen [[spoiler:seen gathering materials for a dam in the background.]]
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* [[spoiler:HeelRealization: Discord has one when he realizes Fluttershy's friendship actually means something to him and he can't bring himself to lose it.]]
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* RoleReprisal: Once again, we have John De Lancie providing the voice of Discord.
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* [[spoiler:BecomingTheMask: Discord pretends Fluttershy's reforming him to trick her into promising not to use the Element of Kindness against him, but in the end, after finding out she considers him a friend, he can't bring himself to lose that friendship by turning Equestria back into a WorldOfChaos.]]


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* [[spoiler:MoralityPet: Fluttershy treats Discord well throughout the episode and, despite it being an act, he's shocked to find she ''genuinely'' considers him a friend. As a result, her telling him she's not his friend anymore causes him to realize his WorldOfChaos is no longer worth losing the one friend he'd ever made.]]


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* [[spoiler:WasItReallyWorthIt: Discord ends up pulling this on ''himself'' when he asks Fluttershy if she expects him to consider their friendship worth undoing his chaos. To everyone's surprise, especially his own, he finds it really ''isn't'' worth it to him any more.]]


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** ''Twilight'' ends up giving one to Celestia when she brings Discord back, but Celestia understands.
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* Foreshadowing: The Discorded beavers can be seen building a dam in the background.

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* Foreshadowing: The Discorded beavers can be [[spoilers: seen building gathering materials for a dam in the background.]]
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* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:The beavers.]]


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** [[spoiler:And they ''succeed''.]]
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** Celestia advises that Twilight keep the Elements with her at the end of the episode should Discord still relapse.


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* TheUnintelligible: Fluttershy is the only one who can understand what the beavers are saying, and by her response, it's probably best that the audience can't.


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* WilhelmScream: One can be heard amongst the crashing & clattering of the various objects when Fluttershy's cottage is being spun by Discord.
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* RedemptionQuest: {{Inverted|Trope}}. [[spoiler:The Mane Six are the ones on a quest to redeem Discord.

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* RedemptionQuest: {{Inverted|Trope}}. [[spoiler:The Mane Six are the ones on a quest to redeem Discord.]]
19th Jan '13 8:20:59 AM Vellophone
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* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]: [[spoiler:It takes the entire episode, but in the end, Discord finally sees the value of friendship]].

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* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]: [[spoiler:It [[spoiler: It takes the entire episode, but in the end, Discord finally sees the value of friendship]].
19th Jan '13 8:19:12 AM MisterBeeg
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-> [[spoiler: Special Guest Star: Creator/JohnDeLancie as Discord]]
->[[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/284070116377894913 Written by Dave Polsky]]
%%Story supposedly by Teddy Antonio: http://intensedebate.com/people/TeddyAntonio We'll see if this comes true.

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-> [[spoiler: Special Guest Star: Creator/JohnDeLancie as Discord]]
->[[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/284070116377894913 Written by Dave Polsky]]
%%Story supposedly
Discord
->Story
by Teddy Antonio: http://intensedebate.com/people/TeddyAntonio We'll see if this comes true.
Antonio
->Written by Dave Polsky
19th Jan '13 8:18:30 AM TiggersAreGreat
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* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]: [[spoiler:It takes the entire episode, but in the end, Discord finally sees the value of friendship

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* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]: [[spoiler:It takes the entire episode, but in the end, Discord finally sees the value of friendshipfriendship]].
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* Foreshadowing: The Discorded beavers can be seen building a dam in the background

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* Foreshadowing: The Discorded beavers can be seen building a dam in the backgroundbackground.
19th Jan '13 8:10:14 AM love1993
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* TitleDrop: [[spoiler:Discord himself delivers the paramount phrase "Friendship is Magic."]]
19th Jan '13 8:07:04 AM love1993
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* [[spoiler:TheBusCameBack: For Discord.]]
* CallBack: [[spoiler:The Elements of Harmony are needed to release Discord from his stone prison, just as they were there to put him into it.]]
* CassandraTruth: Twilight and Rarity don't believe Spike when he says that the "guest" accompanying Celestia is [[spoiler:Discord's statue]]. Then they see what's in that second chariot behind her...
* [[spoiler:CreepyCrossdresser: Discord, going by the [[http://glueimg.s3.amazonaws.com/stickers/huge/the_hub/my_little_pony_keep_calm_and_flutter_on.png GetGlue sticker]] for this episode.]]

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* [[spoiler:TheBusCameBack: TheBusCameBack: For Discord.]]
Discord.
* CallBack: [[spoiler:The The Elements of Harmony are needed to release Discord from his stone prison, just as they were there to put him into it.]]
it.
* CassandraTruth: Twilight and Rarity don't believe Spike when he says that the "guest" accompanying Celestia is [[spoiler:Discord's statue]].Discord's statue. Then they see what's in that second chariot behind her...
* [[spoiler:CreepyCrossdresser: CreepyCrossdresser: Discord, going by the [[http://glueimg.s3.amazonaws.com/stickers/huge/the_hub/my_little_pony_keep_calm_and_flutter_on.png GetGlue sticker]] for this episode.]]



* FriendToAllLivingThings: As if Fluttershy weren't an example enough already, the fact that she's willing to [[spoiler:befriend the AnthropomorphicPersonification of chaos and disharmony]] has got to make her the biggest example ever.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: While Fluttershy talks with Twilight about how she plans to [[spoiler:reform Discord]], [[spoiler:Discord]] plays keep-away with Angel Bunny's favorite couch in the background.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]: {{Discussed|Trope}}; whether they want to or not, the Mane Six have to [[spoiler:make Discord pull one]].
* [[spoiler:LastSecondChance: Offered by Princess Celestia to Discord.]]

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* FriendToAllLivingThings: As if Fluttershy weren't an example enough already, the fact that she's willing to [[spoiler:befriend befriend the AnthropomorphicPersonification of chaos and disharmony]] disharmony has got to make her the biggest example ever.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: While Fluttershy talks with Twilight about how she plans to [[spoiler:reform Discord]], [[spoiler:Discord]] reform Discord, Discord plays keep-away with Angel Bunny's favorite couch in the background.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]: {{Discussed|Trope}}; whether they want to or not, [[spoiler:It takes the Mane Six have to [[spoiler:make entire episode, but in the end, Discord pull one]].
finally sees the value of friendship
* [[spoiler:LastSecondChance: LastSecondChance: Offered by Princess Celestia to Discord.]]



[[spoiler:'''Discord:''']] Now, look who's a liar. Anyone can plainly see that I'm not big at all. [[spoiler:''(camera zooms out to show he's barely the size of Angel Bunny)'']]

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[[spoiler:'''Discord:''']] '''Discord:''' Now, look who's a liar. Anyone can plainly see that I'm not big at all. [[spoiler:''(camera ''(camera zooms out to show he's barely the size of Angel Bunny)'']]Bunny)''



* [[spoiler:ProperlyParanoid: The Mane Six keep their Elements at the ready should Fluttershy not be able to tame Discord.]]
* [[spoiler:RedemptionQuest]]: {{Inverted|Trope}}. [[spoiler:The Mane Six are the ones on a quest to redeem Discord.]]

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* [[spoiler:ProperlyParanoid: ProperlyParanoid: The Mane Six keep their Elements at the ready should Fluttershy not be able to tame Discord.]]
Discord.
* [[spoiler:RedemptionQuest]]: RedemptionQuest: {{Inverted|Trope}}. [[spoiler:The Mane Six are the ones on a quest to redeem Discord.]]



** [[spoiler:Discord briefly dons a [[AliceInWonderland blue suit and top hat while having tea with Angel Bunny]].]]
** [[spoiler:This isn't the first time a character played by Creator/JohnDeLancie [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration suddenly appears in another character's chair.]]]]

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** [[spoiler:Discord Discord briefly dons a [[AliceInWonderland blue suit and top hat while having tea with Angel Bunny]].]]
Bunny]].
** [[spoiler:This This isn't the first time a character played by Creator/JohnDeLancie [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration suddenly appears in another character's chair.]]]]]]



* SequelEpisode: To [[spoiler:"[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 The Return]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 of Harmony]]"; after the Mane Six trap Discord in stone, Princess Celestia orders them to release him so he can be reformed]].

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* SequelEpisode: To [[spoiler:"[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 The Return]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 of Harmony]]"; after the Mane Six trap Discord in stone, Princess Celestia orders them to release him so he can be reformed]].reformed.



-->'''Rainbow Dash:''' [[spoiler:[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 He's just trying to drive a wedge between us, like he always does!]]]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Discord:''' Now why in the world would I ''ever'' try to do a thing like ''that''?]]\\
'''Rainbow Dash:''' [[spoiler:[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 So we can't unite and use the Elements of Harmony against you, that's why!]]]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Discord:''' [[BlatantLies I never thought of that]]...]]
* [[spoiler:TurnTheOtherCheek]]: Fluttershy thinks that [[spoiler:being kind and hospitable to Discord will get him to change his ways, even though she still thinks he's a "big, dumb meanie" for [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 brainwashing her and her friends]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 and nearly destroying their friendship]]]].
* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler:The Mane Six have to tame Discord]]. That synopsis alone has made many a viewer go either [[BigWhat "WHAT?!?"]] or [[FlatWhat "What."]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Nopony is the least bit happy with Fluttershy's attitude towards [[spoiler:[[ArchEnemy Discord]]]].

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-->'''Rainbow Dash:''' [[spoiler:[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 He's just trying to drive a wedge between us, like he always does!]]]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Discord:'''
does!]]\\
'''Discord:'''
Now why in the world would I ''ever'' try to do a thing like ''that''?]]\\
''that''?\\
'''Rainbow Dash:''' [[spoiler:[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 So we can't unite and use the Elements of Harmony against you, that's why!]]]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Discord:'''
why!]]\\
'''Discord:'''
[[BlatantLies I never thought of that]]...]]
that]]...
* [[spoiler:TurnTheOtherCheek]]: TurnTheOtherCheek: Fluttershy thinks that [[spoiler:being being kind and hospitable to Discord will get him to change his ways, even though she still thinks he's a "big, dumb meanie" for [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 brainwashing her and her friends]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 and nearly destroying their friendship]]]].
friendship]].
* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler:The The Mane Six have to tame Discord]].Discord. That synopsis alone has made many a viewer go either [[BigWhat "WHAT?!?"]] or [[FlatWhat "What."]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Nopony is the least bit happy with Fluttershy's attitude towards [[spoiler:[[ArchEnemy Discord]]]].[[ArchEnemy Discord]].
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* Foreshadowing: The Discorded beavers can be seen building a dam in the background


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** The dinner appliances coming to life to serve the dinner party are similar to the "Be Our Guest" sequence from Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast.
19th Jan '13 1:56:50 AM immblueversion
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* CassandraTruth: Rarity and Twilight initially don't believe Spike when he says that the guest accompanying Celestia is [[spoiler: Discord]].
* [[spoiler:Crossdresser: Discord, going by the [[http://glueimg.s3.amazonaws.com/stickers/huge/the_hub/my_little_pony_keep_calm_and_flutter_on.png GetGlue sticker]] for this episode.]]

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* CassandraTruth: Rarity and Twilight initially and Rarity don't believe Spike when he says that the guest "guest" accompanying Celestia is [[spoiler: Discord]].
[[spoiler:Discord's statue]]. Then they see what's in that second chariot behind her...
* [[spoiler:Crossdresser: [[spoiler:CreepyCrossdresser: Discord, going by the [[http://glueimg.s3.amazonaws.com/stickers/huge/the_hub/my_little_pony_keep_calm_and_flutter_on.png GetGlue sticker]] for this episode.]]
18th Jan '13 8:10:11 PM Whatshisgame
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One clip (presumably the cold open) can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fJSBoEUDs4 here]], an image from this episode can be seen [[https://twitter.com/HubTVNetwork/status/292333627189129216 here]], and a second clip, later in the episode, can be seen [[http://family-room.ew.com/2013/01/18/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-discord/ here]]. An additional image from this episode can be seen in [[http://getglue.com/stickers/the_hub/my_little_pony_keep_calm_and_flutter_on this]] [=GetGlue=] sticker, and additional clips most likely from this episode can be seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBWlFPMyHak this]] [[Creator/TheHub Hub]] promo.

to:

One clip (presumably the cold open) can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fJSBoEUDs4 here]], an image from this episode can be seen [[https://twitter.com/HubTVNetwork/status/292333627189129216 here]], and a second clip, later in the episode, can be seen [[http://family-room.ew.com/2013/01/18/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-discord/ here]]. An additional image from this episode can be seen in [[http://getglue.com/stickers/the_hub/my_little_pony_keep_calm_and_flutter_on this]] [=GetGlue=] sticker, and additional clips most likely from this episode can be seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBWlFPMyHak com/watch?v=FPB3y6IkxdY this]] [[Creator/TheHub Hub]] promo.
18th Jan '13 3:34:40 PM immblueversion
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* [[spoiler:ProperlyParanoid: All of Fluttershy's friends are keeping their Elements at the ready should she not be able to tame Discord.]]

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* [[spoiler:ProperlyParanoid: All of Fluttershy's friends are keeping The Mane Six keep their Elements at the ready should she Fluttershy not be able to tame Discord.]]
18th Jan '13 2:50:08 PM Whatshisgame
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One clip (presumably the cold open) can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fJSBoEUDs4 here]] and a second clip, later in the episode, can be seen [[http://family-room.ew.com/2013/01/18/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-discord/ here]]. An image from this episode can be seen in [[http://getglue.com/stickers/the_hub/my_little_pony_keep_calm_and_flutter_on this]] [=GetGlue=] sticker, and additional clips most likely from this episode can be seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBWlFPMyHak this]] [[Creator/TheHub Hub]] promo.

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One clip (presumably the cold open) can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fJSBoEUDs4 here]] here]], an image from this episode can be seen [[https://twitter.com/HubTVNetwork/status/292333627189129216 here]], and a second clip, later in the episode, can be seen [[http://family-room.ew.com/2013/01/18/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-discord/ here]]. An additional image from this episode can be seen in [[http://getglue.com/stickers/the_hub/my_little_pony_keep_calm_and_flutter_on this]] [=GetGlue=] sticker, and additional clips most likely from this episode can be seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBWlFPMyHak this]] [[Creator/TheHub Hub]] promo.
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* CassandraTruth: Rarity and Twilight initially don't believe Spike when he says that the guest accompanying Celestia is [[spoiler: Discord]].
18th Jan '13 2:21:21 PM Whatshisgame
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One clip (presumably the cold open) can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fJSBoEUDs4 here]] and a second clip, later in the episode, can be seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddfcSPNxRB0 here]]. An image from this episode can be seen in [[http://getglue.com/stickers/the_hub/my_little_pony_keep_calm_and_flutter_on this]] [=GetGlue=] sticker, and additional clips most likely from this episode can be seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBWlFPMyHak this]] [[Creator/TheHub Hub]] promo.

to:

One clip (presumably the cold open) can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fJSBoEUDs4 here]] and a second clip, later in the episode, can be seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddfcSPNxRB0 [[http://family-room.ew.com/2013/01/18/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-discord/ here]]. An image from this episode can be seen in [[http://getglue.com/stickers/the_hub/my_little_pony_keep_calm_and_flutter_on this]] [=GetGlue=] sticker, and additional clips most likely from this episode can be seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBWlFPMyHak this]] [[Creator/TheHub Hub]] promo.
18th Jan '13 1:57:11 PM jdj42
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* DeadpanSnarker: [[spoiler:Discord. So deadpan and snarky, probably even qualifies as a LargeHam. See below at SuspiciouslySpecificDenial for an example.]]



** [[spoiler:This isn't the first time a character played by John Delancie [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration suddenly appears in another character's chair.]]]]

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** [[spoiler:This isn't the first time a character played by John Delancie Creator/JohnDeLancie [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration suddenly appears in another character's chair.]]]]
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** [[spoiler:This isn't the first time a character played by John Delancie [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration suddenly appears in another character's chair.]]]]
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* DeadpanSnarker: [[spoiler:Discord. So deadpan and snarky, probably even qualifies as a LargeHam.]]

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* DeadpanSnarker: [[spoiler:Discord. So deadpan and snarky, probably even qualifies as a LargeHam. See below at SuspiciouslySpecificDenial for an example.]]
18th Jan '13 12:41:14 PM Masem
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* MassOhCrap: At the end of the ColdOpen clip.
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* [[spoiler:ProperlyParanoid: All of Fluttershy's friends are keeping their Elements at the ready should she not be able to tame Discord.]]
18th Jan '13 10:05:36 AM Whatshisgame
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One clip (the cold open) can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fJSBoEUDs4# here]] and a second clip, later in the episode, can be seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddfcSPNxRB0 here]]. Additional clips most likely from this episode can be seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBWlFPMyHak this]] [[Creator/TheHub Hub]] promo.

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One clip (the (presumably the cold open) can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fJSBoEUDs4# com/watch?v=8fJSBoEUDs4 here]] and a second clip, later in the episode, can be seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddfcSPNxRB0 here]]. Additional An image from this episode can be seen in [[http://getglue.com/stickers/the_hub/my_little_pony_keep_calm_and_flutter_on this]] [=GetGlue=] sticker, and additional clips most likely from this episode can be seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBWlFPMyHak this]] [[Creator/TheHub Hub]] promo.
18th Jan '13 8:22:59 AM Masem
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* [[spoiler:Crossdresser: Discord, going by the [[http://glueimg.s3.amazonaws.com/stickers/huge/the_hub/my_little_pony_keep_calm_and_flutter_on.png GetGlue sticker]] for this episode.]]
18th Jan '13 6:58:49 AM Masem
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* DeadpanSnarker: [[spoiler:Discord. So deadpan and snarky, probably even qualifies as a LargeHam.]]
18th Jan '13 6:56:29 AM Masem
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A clip for this episode can be seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddfcSPNxRB0 here]]. Additional clips most likely from this episode can be seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBWlFPMyHak this]] [[Creator/TheHub Hub]] promo.

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A One clip for this episode (the cold open) can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fJSBoEUDs4# here]] and a second clip, later in the episode, can be seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddfcSPNxRB0 here]]. Additional clips most likely from this episode can be seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBWlFPMyHak this]] [[Creator/TheHub Hub]] promo.
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** [[spoiler:Discord briefly dons a [[AliceInWonderland blue suit and top hat while having tea with Angel Bunny]].]]
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* LiteralistSnarking:
-->'''Rainbow Dash:''' You big liar!\\
[[spoiler:'''Discord:''']] Now, look who's a liar. Anyone can plainly see that I'm not big at all. [[spoiler:''(camera zooms out to show he's barely the size of Angel Bunny)'']]


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* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial:
-->'''Rainbow Dash:''' [[spoiler:[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 He's just trying to drive a wedge between us, like he always does!]]]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Discord:''' Now why in the world would I ''ever'' try to do a thing like ''that''?]]\\
'''Rainbow Dash:''' [[spoiler:[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 So we can't unite and use the Elements of Harmony against you, that's why!]]]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Discord:''' [[BlatantLies I never thought of that]]...]]
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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: While Fluttershy talks with Twilight about how she plans to [[spoiler:reform Discord]], [[spoiler:Discord]] plays keep-away with Angel Bunny's favorite couch in the background.


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* SequelEpisode: To [[spoiler:"[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 The Return]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 of Harmony]]"; after the Mane Six trap Discord in stone, Princess Celestia orders them to release him so he can be reformed]].
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* FriendToAllLivingThings: As if Fluttershy weren't an example enough already, the fact that she's willing to [[spoiler:give the AnthropomorphicPersonification of chaos and disharmony a chance to change his ways]] has got to make her the biggest example ever.

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* FriendToAllLivingThings: As if Fluttershy weren't an example enough already, the fact that she's willing to [[spoiler:give [[spoiler:befriend the AnthropomorphicPersonification of chaos and disharmony a chance to change his ways]] disharmony]] has got to make her the biggest example ever.



* [[spoiler:TurnTheOtherCheek]]: Fluttershy is the only one of the Mane Six willing to [[spoiler:give Discord a second chance, even after she called him a "big, dumb meanie" for [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 brainwashing them]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 and nearly destroying their friendship]]]].

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* [[spoiler:TurnTheOtherCheek]]: Fluttershy is the only one of the Mane Six willing thinks that [[spoiler:being kind and hospitable to [[spoiler:give Discord a second chance, will get him to change his ways, even after though she called him still thinks he's a "big, dumb meanie" for [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 brainwashing them]] her and her friends]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 and nearly destroying their friendship]]]].
17th Jan '13 9:05:07 PM Masem
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Clips most likely from this episode can be seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBWlFPMyHak this]] [[Creator/TheHub Hub]] promo.

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Clips A clip for this episode can be seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddfcSPNxRB0 here]]. Additional clips most likely from this episode can be seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBWlFPMyHak this]] [[Creator/TheHub Hub]] promo.
16th Jan '13 12:23:16 PM Calnos
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* WhamLine: WordOfGod [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/291233142151454720 promised]] one will be delivered by [[spoiler:Creator/JohnDeLancie]].
15th Jan '13 12:11:30 PM immblueversion
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This episode [[http://fav.me/d5pzhty was]] directed by Jayson Theissen and storyboarded by Lih Liau & Marshall Fels Elliot. Meghan [=McCarthy=] has [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283079234304495617 stated]] that this episode had a "much longer and much more plot revealing original title", and on January 13, 2013 [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/290607982251753472 said]] that the premise was submitted on September 28, 2011. Tim Stuby has [[https://twitter.com/BaloneyBrony/status/283733980405198848 stated]] that the name "might have been changed post-layout stage." M.A. Larson [[https://twitter.com/M_A_Larson/status/290948047859511296 joked]] that Meghan [=McCarthy=] served as story editor for the episode. [[spoiler: Creator/JohnDeLancie, the voice actor for Discord, has stated, at least once since March 2012, that [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/john-de-lancie-returning-to-friendship.html he would be returning to voice]], though did not say what capacity; prior to this, de Lancie provided new lines as Discord for the Hub's 2012 "Naughty or Nice" promo. [[http://press.discovery.com/media/ugc/highlights/January_2013_Highlights_.pdf The Discovery Channel press release]] for Hub's January 2013 shows confirms that de Lancie guest voices this episode.]] On January 15, 2013, Meghan [=McCarthy=] [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/291233142151454720 teased]] that "[[spoiler:John de Lancie]]" delivers a line in [the episode] so perfectly that it may cause the Internet to explode".

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This episode [[http://fav.me/d5pzhty was]] directed by Jayson Theissen and storyboarded by Lih Liau & Marshall Fels Elliot. Meghan [=McCarthy=] has [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283079234304495617 stated]] that this episode had a "much longer and much more plot revealing original title", and on January 13, 2013 [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/290607982251753472 said]] that the premise was submitted on September 28, 2011. Tim Stuby has [[https://twitter.com/BaloneyBrony/status/283733980405198848 stated]] that the name "might have been changed post-layout stage." M.A. Larson [[https://twitter.com/M_A_Larson/status/290948047859511296 joked]] that Meghan [=McCarthy=] served as story editor for the episode. [[spoiler: Creator/JohnDeLancie, the voice actor for Discord, has stated, at least once since March 2012, that [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/john-de-lancie-returning-to-friendship.html he would be returning to voice]], though did not say what capacity; prior to this, de Lancie provided new lines as Discord for the Hub's 2012 "Naughty or Nice" promo. [[http://press.discovery.com/media/ugc/highlights/January_2013_Highlights_.pdf The Discovery Channel press release]] for Hub's January 2013 shows confirms that de Lancie guest voices this episode.]] On January 15, 2013, Meghan [=McCarthy=] [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/291233142151454720 teased]] that "[[spoiler:John de Lancie]]" Lancie]] delivers a line in [the episode] so perfectly that it may cause the Internet to explode".
15th Jan '13 12:11:04 PM immblueversion
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This episode [[http://fav.me/d5pzhty was]] directed by Jayson Theissen and storyboarded by Lih Liau & Marshall Fels Elliot. Meghan [=McCarthy=] has [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283079234304495617 stated]] that this episode had a "much longer and much more plot revealing original title", and on January 13, 2013 [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/290607982251753472 said]] that the premise was submitted on September 28, 2011. Tim Stuby has [[https://twitter.com/BaloneyBrony/status/283733980405198848 stated]] that the name "might have been changed post-layout stage." M.A. Larson [[https://twitter.com/M_A_Larson/status/290948047859511296 joked]] that Meghan [=McCarthy=] served as story editor for the episode. [[spoiler: Creator/JohnDeLancie, the voice actor for Discord, has stated, at least once since March 2012, that [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/john-de-lancie-returning-to-friendship.html he would be returning to voice]], though did not say what capacity; prior to this, de Lancie provided new lines as Discord for the Hub's 2012 "Naughty or Nice" promo. [[http://press.discovery.com/media/ugc/highlights/January_2013_Highlights_.pdf The Discovery Channel press release]] for Hub's January 2013 shows confirms that de Lancie guest voices this episode.]]

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This episode [[http://fav.me/d5pzhty was]] directed by Jayson Theissen and storyboarded by Lih Liau & Marshall Fels Elliot. Meghan [=McCarthy=] has [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283079234304495617 stated]] that this episode had a "much longer and much more plot revealing original title", and on January 13, 2013 [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/290607982251753472 said]] that the premise was submitted on September 28, 2011. Tim Stuby has [[https://twitter.com/BaloneyBrony/status/283733980405198848 stated]] that the name "might have been changed post-layout stage." M.A. Larson [[https://twitter.com/M_A_Larson/status/290948047859511296 joked]] that Meghan [=McCarthy=] served as story editor for the episode. [[spoiler: Creator/JohnDeLancie, the voice actor for Discord, has stated, at least once since March 2012, that [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/john-de-lancie-returning-to-friendship.html he would be returning to voice]], though did not say what capacity; prior to this, de Lancie provided new lines as Discord for the Hub's 2012 "Naughty or Nice" promo. [[http://press.discovery.com/media/ugc/highlights/January_2013_Highlights_.pdf The Discovery Channel press release]] for Hub's January 2013 shows confirms that de Lancie guest voices this episode.]]
]] On January 15, 2013, Meghan [=McCarthy=] [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/291233142151454720 teased]] that "[[spoiler:John de Lancie]]" delivers a line in [the episode] so perfectly that it may cause the Internet to explode".


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* WhamLine: WordOfGod [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/291233142151454720 promised]] one will be delivered by [[spoiler:Creator/JohnDeLancie]].
15th Jan '13 8:49:09 AM immblueversion
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This episode [[http://fav.me/d5pzhty was]] directed by Jayson Theissen and storyboarded by Lih Liau & Marshall Fels Elliot. Meghan [=McCarthy=] has [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283079234304495617 stated]] that this episode had a "much longer and much more plot revealing original title", and on January 13, 2013 [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/290607982251753472 said]] that the premise was submitted on September 28, 2011. Tim Stuby has [[https://twitter.com/BaloneyBrony/status/283733980405198848 stated]] that the name "might have been changed post-layout stage." M.A. Larson [[https://twitter.com/M_A_Larson/status/290948047859511296 said]] that Meghan [=McCarthy=] served as story editor for the episode. [[spoiler: Creator/JohnDeLancie, the voice actor for Discord, has stated, at least once since March 2012, that [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/john-de-lancie-returning-to-friendship.html he would be returning to voice]], though did not say what capacity; prior to this, de Lancie provided new lines as Discord for the Hub's 2012 "Naughty or Nice" promo. [[http://press.discovery.com/media/ugc/highlights/January_2013_Highlights_.pdf The Discovery Channel press release]] for Hub's January 2013 shows confirms that de Lancie guest voices this episode.]]

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This episode [[http://fav.me/d5pzhty was]] directed by Jayson Theissen and storyboarded by Lih Liau & Marshall Fels Elliot. Meghan [=McCarthy=] has [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283079234304495617 stated]] that this episode had a "much longer and much more plot revealing original title", and on January 13, 2013 [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/290607982251753472 said]] that the premise was submitted on September 28, 2011. Tim Stuby has [[https://twitter.com/BaloneyBrony/status/283733980405198848 stated]] that the name "might have been changed post-layout stage." M.A. Larson [[https://twitter.com/M_A_Larson/status/290948047859511296 said]] joked]] that Meghan [=McCarthy=] served as story editor for the episode. [[spoiler: Creator/JohnDeLancie, the voice actor for Discord, has stated, at least once since March 2012, that [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/john-de-lancie-returning-to-friendship.html he would be returning to voice]], though did not say what capacity; prior to this, de Lancie provided new lines as Discord for the Hub's 2012 "Naughty or Nice" promo. [[http://press.discovery.com/media/ugc/highlights/January_2013_Highlights_.pdf The Discovery Channel press release]] for Hub's January 2013 shows confirms that de Lancie guest voices this episode.]]
14th Jan '13 7:05:13 PM Whatshisgame
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Clips most likely from this episode can be seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBWlFPMyHak this]] Creator/TheHub promo.

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Clips most likely from this episode can be seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBWlFPMyHak this]] Creator/TheHub [[Creator/TheHub Hub]] promo.
14th Jan '13 7:04:46 PM Whatshisgame
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At least one scene from this episode is present in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=FBWlFPMyHak this advertising trailing]] for the last four episodes of Season 3.

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At least one scene Clips most likely from this episode is present can be seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=FBWlFPMyHak this advertising trailing]] for the last four episodes of Season 3.
com/watch?v=FBWlFPMyHak this]] Creator/TheHub promo.
14th Jan '13 5:46:15 PM immblueversion
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This episode [[http://fav.me/d5pzhty was]] directed by Jayson Theissen and storyboarded by Lih Liau & Marshall Fels Elliot. Meghan [=McCarthy=] has [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283079234304495617 stated]] that this episode had a "much longer and much more plot revealing original title", and on January 13, 2013 [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/290607982251753472 said]] that the premise was submitted on September 28, 2011. Tim Stuby has [[https://twitter.com/BaloneyBrony/status/283733980405198848 stated]] that the name "might have been changed post-layout stage." [[spoiler: Creator/JohnDeLancie, the voice actor for Discord, has stated, at least once since March 2012, that [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/john-de-lancie-returning-to-friendship.html he would be returning to voice]], though did not say what capacity; prior to this, de Lancie provided new lines as Discord for the Hub's 2012 "Naughty or Nice" promo. [[http://press.discovery.com/media/ugc/highlights/January_2013_Highlights_.pdf The Discovery Channel press release]] for Hub's January 2013 shows confirms that de Lancie guest voices this episode.]]

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This episode [[http://fav.me/d5pzhty was]] directed by Jayson Theissen and storyboarded by Lih Liau & Marshall Fels Elliot. Meghan [=McCarthy=] has [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283079234304495617 stated]] that this episode had a "much longer and much more plot revealing original title", and on January 13, 2013 [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/290607982251753472 said]] that the premise was submitted on September 28, 2011. Tim Stuby has [[https://twitter.com/BaloneyBrony/status/283733980405198848 stated]] that the name "might have been changed post-layout stage." M.A. Larson [[https://twitter.com/M_A_Larson/status/290948047859511296 said]] that Meghan [=McCarthy=] served as story editor for the episode. [[spoiler: Creator/JohnDeLancie, the voice actor for Discord, has stated, at least once since March 2012, that [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/john-de-lancie-returning-to-friendship.html he would be returning to voice]], though did not say what capacity; prior to this, de Lancie provided new lines as Discord for the Hub's 2012 "Naughty or Nice" promo. [[http://press.discovery.com/media/ugc/highlights/January_2013_Highlights_.pdf The Discovery Channel press release]] for Hub's January 2013 shows confirms that de Lancie guest voices this episode.]]
14th Jan '13 1:04:44 PM immblueversion
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This episode [[http://fav.me/d5pzhty was]] directed by Jayson Theissen and storyboarded by Lih Liau & Marshall Fels Elliot. Meghan [=McCarthy=] has [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283079234304495617 stated]] that this episode had a "much longer and much more plot revealing original title" and Tim Stuby has [[https://twitter.com/BaloneyBrony/status/283733980405198848 stated]] that the name "might have been changed post-layout stage." [[spoiler: Creator/JohnDeLancie, the voice actor for Discord, has stated, at least once since March 2012, that [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/john-de-lancie-returning-to-friendship.html he would be returning to voice]], though did not say what capacity; prior to this, de Lancie provided new lines as Discord for the Hub's 2012 "Naughty or Nice" promo. [[http://press.discovery.com/media/ugc/highlights/January_2013_Highlights_.pdf The Discovery Channel press release]] for Hub's January 2013 shows confirms that de Lancie guest voices this episode.]]

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This episode [[http://fav.me/d5pzhty was]] directed by Jayson Theissen and storyboarded by Lih Liau & Marshall Fels Elliot. Meghan [=McCarthy=] has [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283079234304495617 stated]] that this episode had a "much longer and much more plot revealing original title" title", and on January 13, 2013 [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/290607982251753472 said]] that the premise was submitted on September 28, 2011. Tim Stuby has [[https://twitter.com/BaloneyBrony/status/283733980405198848 stated]] that the name "might have been changed post-layout stage." [[spoiler: Creator/JohnDeLancie, the voice actor for Discord, has stated, at least once since March 2012, that [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/john-de-lancie-returning-to-friendship.html he would be returning to voice]], though did not say what capacity; prior to this, de Lancie provided new lines as Discord for the Hub's 2012 "Naughty or Nice" promo. [[http://press.discovery.com/media/ugc/highlights/January_2013_Highlights_.pdf The Discovery Channel press release]] for Hub's January 2013 shows confirms that de Lancie guest voices this episode.]]



This episode will air [[http://press.discovery.com/media/ugc/highlights/January_2013_Highlights_.pdf on]] Creator/TheHub [[http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-keep-calm-and-flutter-on/EP013304160063 on]] January 19, 2013. According to Meghan [=McCarthy=], [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/290607982251753472 the premise of this episode was submitted on September 28, 2011.]]

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This episode will air [[http://press.discovery.com/media/ugc/highlights/January_2013_Highlights_.pdf on]] Creator/TheHub [[http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-keep-calm-and-flutter-on/EP013304160063 on]] January 19, 2013. According to Meghan [=McCarthy=], [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/290607982251753472 the premise of this episode was submitted on September 28, 2011.]]
2013.
13th Jan '13 9:25:49 PM dogman15
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At least one scene from this episode is present in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FBWlFPMyHak this advertising trailing]] for the last four episodes of Season 3.

This episode will air [[http://press.discovery.com/media/ugc/highlights/January_2013_Highlights_.pdf on]] Creator/TheHub [[http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-keep-calm-and-flutter-on/EP013304160063 on]] January 19, 2013. According to Meghan McCarthy, [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/290607982251753472 the premise of this episode was submitted on September 28, 2011.]]

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At least one scene from this episode is present in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FBWlFPMyHak com/watch?&v=FBWlFPMyHak this advertising trailing]] for the last four episodes of Season 3.

This episode will air [[http://press.discovery.com/media/ugc/highlights/January_2013_Highlights_.pdf on]] Creator/TheHub [[http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-keep-calm-and-flutter-on/EP013304160063 on]] January 19, 2013. According to Meghan McCarthy, [=McCarthy=], [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/290607982251753472 the premise of this episode was submitted on September 28, 2011.]]
13th Jan '13 9:25:12 PM dogman15
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This episode will air [[http://press.discovery.com/media/ugc/highlights/January_2013_Highlights_.pdf on]] Creator/TheHub [[http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-keep-calm-and-flutter-on/EP013304160063 on]] January 19, 2013.

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This episode will air [[http://press.discovery.com/media/ugc/highlights/January_2013_Highlights_.pdf on]] Creator/TheHub [[http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-keep-calm-and-flutter-on/EP013304160063 on]] January 19, 2013.
2013. According to Meghan McCarthy, [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/290607982251753472 the premise of this episode was submitted on September 28, 2011.]]
12th Jan '13 9:55:49 AM Masem
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At least one scene from this episode is present in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FBWlFPMyHak this advertising trailing]] for the last four episodes of Season 3.


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* CallBack: [[spoiler:The Elements of Harmony are needed to release Discord from his stone prison, just as they were there to put him into it.]]
12th Jan '13 7:03:52 AM immblueversion
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* WhatTheHellHero: The rest of the Mane Six aren't the least bit happy with Fluttershy's attitude towards [[spoiler:[[ArchEnemy Discord]]]].

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* WhatTheHellHero: The rest of the Mane Six aren't Nopony is the least bit happy with Fluttershy's attitude towards [[spoiler:[[ArchEnemy Discord]]]].
10th Jan '13 6:55:00 PM TARINunit9
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* SpoilerTitle: {{Averted|Trope}}; WordOfGod [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283079234304495617 says]] they changed the title to the current one because the original was too spoilery.

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* SpoilerTitle: {{Averted|Trope}}; WordOfGod [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283079234304495617 says]] that the WorkingTitle was this; ultimately they changed the title to the current one because the original decided SpoilerTitle was too spoilery.a trope better off {{Averted|Trope}}.
9th Jan '13 6:57:01 PM DJVinylScratch
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This episode [[http://fav.me/d5pzhty was]] directed by Jayson Theissen and storyboarded by Lih Liau & Marshall Fels Elliot. Meghan [=McCarthy=] has [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283079234304495617 stated]] that this episode had a "much longer and much more plot revealing original title" and Tim Stuby has [[https://twitter.com/BaloneyBrony/status/283733980405198848 stated]] that the name "might have been changed post-layout stage." [[spoiler: JasonMarsden, the voice actor for Discord, has stated, at least once since March 2012, that [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/john-de-lancie-returning-to-friendship.html he would be returning to voice]], though did not say what capacity; prior to this, de Lancie provided new lines as Discord for the Hub's 2012 "Naughty or Nice" promo. [[http://press.discovery.com/media/ugc/highlights/January_2013_Highlights_.pdf The Discovery Channel press release]] for Hub's January 2013 shows confirms that de Lancie guest voices this episode.]]

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This episode [[http://fav.me/d5pzhty was]] directed by Jayson Theissen and storyboarded by Lih Liau & Marshall Fels Elliot. Meghan [=McCarthy=] has [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283079234304495617 stated]] that this episode had a "much longer and much more plot revealing original title" and Tim Stuby has [[https://twitter.com/BaloneyBrony/status/283733980405198848 stated]] that the name "might have been changed post-layout stage." [[spoiler: JasonMarsden, Creator/JohnDeLancie, the voice actor for Discord, has stated, at least once since March 2012, that [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/john-de-lancie-returning-to-friendship.html he would be returning to voice]], though did not say what capacity; prior to this, de Lancie provided new lines as Discord for the Hub's 2012 "Naughty or Nice" promo. [[http://press.discovery.com/media/ugc/highlights/January_2013_Highlights_.pdf The Discovery Channel press release]] for Hub's January 2013 shows confirms that de Lancie guest voices this episode.]]
9th Jan '13 5:56:16 PM thomwim
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This episode [[http://fav.me/d5pzhty was]] directed by Jayson Theissen and storyboarded by Lih Liau & Marshall Fels Elliot. Meghan [=McCarthy=] has [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283079234304495617 stated]] that this episode had a "much longer and much more plot revealing original title" and Tim Stuby has [[https://twitter.com/BaloneyBrony/status/283733980405198848 stated]] that the name "might have been changed post-layout stage." [[spoiler: Creator/JohnDeLancie, the voice actor for Discord, has stated, at least once since March 2012, that [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/john-de-lancie-returning-to-friendship.html he would be returning to voice]], though did not say what capacity; prior to this, de Lancie provided new lines as Discord for the Hub's 2012 "Naughty or Nice" promo. [[http://press.discovery.com/media/ugc/highlights/January_2013_Highlights_.pdf The Discovery Channel press release]] for Hub's January 2013 shows confirms that de Lancie guest voices this episode.]]

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This episode [[http://fav.me/d5pzhty was]] directed by Jayson Theissen and storyboarded by Lih Liau & Marshall Fels Elliot. Meghan [=McCarthy=] has [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283079234304495617 stated]] that this episode had a "much longer and much more plot revealing original title" and Tim Stuby has [[https://twitter.com/BaloneyBrony/status/283733980405198848 stated]] that the name "might have been changed post-layout stage." [[spoiler: Creator/JohnDeLancie, JasonMarsden, the voice actor for Discord, has stated, at least once since March 2012, that [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/john-de-lancie-returning-to-friendship.html he would be returning to voice]], though did not say what capacity; prior to this, de Lancie provided new lines as Discord for the Hub's 2012 "Naughty or Nice" promo. [[http://press.discovery.com/media/ugc/highlights/January_2013_Highlights_.pdf The Discovery Channel press release]] for Hub's January 2013 shows confirms that de Lancie guest voices this episode.]]
7th Jan '13 8:05:16 PM immblueversion
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* FriendToAllLivingThings: As if Fluttershy weren't an example enough already, the fact that she's willing to [[spoiler:try and befriend the AnthropomorphicPersonification of chaos and disharmony]] has got to make her the biggest example ever.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: {{Discussed|Trope}}; whether they want to or not, the Mane Six have to make Discord pull one.]]
* [[spoiler:LastSecondChance: Princess Celestia offers this to Discord.]]
* [[spoiler:RedemptionQuest: {{Inverted|Trope}}. The Mane Six are the ones on a quest to redeem Discord.]]

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* FriendToAllLivingThings: As if Fluttershy weren't an example enough already, the fact that she's willing to [[spoiler:try and befriend [[spoiler:give the AnthropomorphicPersonification of chaos and disharmony]] disharmony a chance to change his ways]] has got to make her the biggest example ever.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]: {{Discussed|Trope}}; whether they want to or not, the Mane Six have to make [[spoiler:make Discord pull one.one]].
* [[spoiler:LastSecondChance: Offered by Princess Celestia to Discord.
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* [[spoiler:LastSecondChance: Princess Celestia offers this to Discord.]]
* [[spoiler:RedemptionQuest:
[[spoiler:RedemptionQuest]]: {{Inverted|Trope}}. The [[spoiler:The Mane Six are the ones on a quest to redeem Discord.]]



* [[spoiler:TurnTheOtherCheek: Despite everything Discord has done, Princess Celestia and Fluttershy are the only ones willing to give him another chance. Makes sense in Fluttershy's case, considering she's the only one his MoreThanMindControl failed to work on because of how kind she was.]]

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* [[spoiler:TurnTheOtherCheek: Despite everything Discord has done, Princess Celestia and [[spoiler:TurnTheOtherCheek]]: Fluttershy are the only ones willing to give him another chance. Makes sense in Fluttershy's case, considering she's is the only one his MoreThanMindControl failed of the Mane Six willing to work on because of how kind [[spoiler:give Discord a second chance, even after she was.]]called him a "big, dumb meanie" for [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 brainwashing them]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 and nearly destroying their friendship]]]].
5th Jan '13 3:44:25 PM immblueversion
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* FriendToAllLivingThings: As if Fluttershy weren't an example enough already, the fact that she's willing to try and befriend [[spoiler:the AnthropomorphicPersonification of chaos and disharmony]] has got to make her the biggest example ever.

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* FriendToAllLivingThings: As if Fluttershy weren't an example enough already, the fact that she's willing to try [[spoiler:try and befriend [[spoiler:the the AnthropomorphicPersonification of chaos and disharmony]] has got to make her the biggest example ever.
5th Jan '13 12:30:07 PM immblueversion
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* TheAtoner: If Celestia and Fluttershy have their way, [[spoiler:Discord]].
* TheBusCameBack: For [[spoiler:Discord]].

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* TheAtoner: If Celestia and Fluttershy have their way, [[spoiler:Discord]].
* TheBusCameBack:
[[spoiler:TheBusCameBack: For [[spoiler:Discord]].Discord.]]



* HeelFaceTurn: It's up to the Mane Six to make [[spoiler:Discord]] pull one, whether any of them want to or not.
* RedemptionQuest: {{Inverted|Trope}}. The Mane Six are the ones on a quest to redeem [[spoiler:Discord]].

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* HeelFaceTurn: It's up [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: {{Discussed|Trope}}; whether they want to or not, the Mane Six have to make [[spoiler:Discord]] Discord pull one, whether any of them want one.]]
* [[spoiler:LastSecondChance: Princess Celestia offers this
to or not.
Discord.]]
* RedemptionQuest: [[spoiler:RedemptionQuest: {{Inverted|Trope}}. The Mane Six are the ones on a quest to redeem [[spoiler:Discord]].Discord.]]



* TurnTheOtherCheek: Despite everything [[spoiler:Discord]] has done, Princess Celestia and Fluttershy are the only ones willing to give him a chance. Makes sense in Fluttershy's case, considering [[spoiler:she's the only one his MoreThanMindControl failed to work on because of how kind she was]].
* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler:The Mane Six have to turn Discord good]]. That synopsis alone has made many a viewer go either [[BigWhat "WHAT?!?"]] or [[FlatWhat "What."]]

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* TurnTheOtherCheek: [[spoiler:TurnTheOtherCheek: Despite everything [[spoiler:Discord]] Discord has done, Princess Celestia and Fluttershy are the only ones willing to give him a another chance. Makes sense in Fluttershy's case, considering [[spoiler:she's she's the only one his MoreThanMindControl failed to work on because of how kind she was]].
was.]]
* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler:The Mane Six have to turn Discord good]].tame Discord]]. That synopsis alone has made many a viewer go either [[BigWhat "WHAT?!?"]] or [[FlatWhat "What."]]"]]
* WhatTheHellHero: The rest of the Mane Six aren't the least bit happy with Fluttershy's attitude towards [[spoiler:[[ArchEnemy Discord]]]].
5th Jan '13 8:34:21 AM Whatshisgame
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Creator/TheHub and Zap2it's synopsis: ''Princess Celestia tasks the ponies with reforming [[spoiler:Discord, a mischievous spirit of disharmony]], but Fluttershy is the only one who is willing to [[spoiler:give him a chance]].''

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Creator/TheHub and Zap2it's synopsis: AT&T U-verse's synopsis from FYI Television: ''Princess Celestia tasks has decided that [[spoiler:the rambunctious Discord needs to be tamed]] and commissions the ponies with reforming [[spoiler:Discord, a mischievous spirit of disharmony]], but for the job; Fluttershy is believes that [[spoiler:Discord deserves a second chance]] but she faces opposition as the only one who is willing to [[spoiler:give him a chance]].thinks so.''
5th Jan '13 12:11:28 AM immblueversion
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* TheAtoner: If Celestia and Fluttershy have their way, [[spoiler: Discord]].

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* TheAtoner: If Celestia and Fluttershy have their way, [[spoiler: Discord]].[[spoiler:Discord]].



* FriendToAllLivingThings: As if Fluttershy weren't an example enough already, the fact that she's willing to try and befriend [[spoiler: the AnthropomorphicPersonification of chaos and disharmony]] has got to make her the biggest example ever.

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* FriendToAllLivingThings: As if Fluttershy weren't an example enough already, the fact that she's willing to try and befriend [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the AnthropomorphicPersonification of chaos and disharmony]] has got to make her the biggest example ever.



* RedemptionQuest: {{Inverted|Trope}}. The Mane Six are the ones who have to redeem [[spoiler:Discord]].

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* RedemptionQuest: {{Inverted|Trope}}. The Mane Six are the ones who have on a quest to redeem [[spoiler:Discord]].



* TurnTheOtherCheek: Despite everything [[spoiler:Discord]] did, Princess Celestia and Fluttershy are the only ones in a redeeming mood. Makes sense in Fluttershy's case, considering [[spoiler:she's the only one his MoreThanMindControl failed to work on because of how kind she was]].

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* TurnTheOtherCheek: Despite everything [[spoiler:Discord]] did, has done, Princess Celestia and Fluttershy are the only ones in willing to give him a redeeming mood.chance. Makes sense in Fluttershy's case, considering [[spoiler:she's the only one his MoreThanMindControl failed to work on because of how kind she was]].
4th Jan '13 2:45:54 PM Eagal
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* FriendToAllLivingThings: As if Fluttershy weren't an example enough already, the fact that she's willing to try and befriend [[spoiler: the AnthropomorphicPersonification of chaos and disharmony]] has got to make her the biggest example ever.
2nd Jan '13 1:04:24 PM IchigoMontoya
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* RoleReprisal: John De Lancie will reprise his role of Discord.
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* RoleReprisal: John De Lancie will reprise his role of Discord.
1st Jan '13 8:17:37 PM Whatshisgame
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Meghan [=McCarthy=] has [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283079234304495617 stated]] that this episode had a "much longer and much more plot revealing original title" and Tim Stuby has [[https://twitter.com/BaloneyBrony/status/283733980405198848 stated]] that the name "might have been changed post-layout stage." [[spoiler: Creator/JohnDeLancie, the voice actor for Discord, has stated, at least once since March 2012, that [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/john-de-lancie-returning-to-friendship.html he would be returning to voice]], though did not say what capacity; prior to this, de Lancie provided new lines as Discord for the Hub's 2012 "Naughty or Nice" promo. [[http://press.discovery.com/media/ugc/highlights/January_2013_Highlights_.pdf The Discovery Channel press release]] for Hub's January 2013 shows confirms that de Lancie guest voices this episode.]]

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This episode [[http://fav.me/d5pzhty was]] directed by Jayson Theissen and storyboarded by Lih Liau & Marshall Fels Elliot. Meghan [=McCarthy=] has [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283079234304495617 stated]] that this episode had a "much longer and much more plot revealing original title" and Tim Stuby has [[https://twitter.com/BaloneyBrony/status/283733980405198848 stated]] that the name "might have been changed post-layout stage." [[spoiler: Creator/JohnDeLancie, the voice actor for Discord, has stated, at least once since March 2012, that [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/john-de-lancie-returning-to-friendship.html he would be returning to voice]], though did not say what capacity; prior to this, de Lancie provided new lines as Discord for the Hub's 2012 "Naughty or Nice" promo. [[http://press.discovery.com/media/ugc/highlights/January_2013_Highlights_.pdf The Discovery Channel press release]] for Hub's January 2013 shows confirms that de Lancie guest voices this episode.]]
31st Dec '12 7:21:40 PM Whatshisgame
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Meghan [=McCarthy=] has [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283079234304495617 stated]] that this episode had a "much longer and much more plot revealing original title." [[spoiler: Creator/JohnDeLancie, the voice actor for Discord, has stated, at least once since March 2012, that [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/john-de-lancie-returning-to-friendship.html he would be returning to voice]], though did not say what capacity; prior to this, de Lancie provided new lines as Discord for the Hub's 2012 "Naughty or Nice" promo. [[http://press.discovery.com/media/ugc/highlights/January_2013_Highlights_.pdf The Discovery Channel press release]] for Hub's January 2013 shows confirms that de Lancie guest voices this episode.]]

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Meghan [=McCarthy=] has [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283079234304495617 stated]] that this episode had a "much longer and much more plot revealing original title.title" and Tim Stuby has [[https://twitter.com/BaloneyBrony/status/283733980405198848 stated]] that the name "might have been changed post-layout stage." [[spoiler: Creator/JohnDeLancie, the voice actor for Discord, has stated, at least once since March 2012, that [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/john-de-lancie-returning-to-friendship.html he would be returning to voice]], though did not say what capacity; prior to this, de Lancie provided new lines as Discord for the Hub's 2012 "Naughty or Nice" promo. [[http://press.discovery.com/media/ugc/highlights/January_2013_Highlights_.pdf The Discovery Channel press release]] for Hub's January 2013 shows confirms that de Lancie guest voices this episode.]]
31st Dec '12 6:32:28 PM Whatshisgame
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This episode will air on Creator/TheHub on [[http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-keep-calm-and-flutter-on/EP013304160063 January 19, 2013]].

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This episode will air on [[http://press.discovery.com/media/ugc/highlights/January_2013_Highlights_.pdf on]] Creator/TheHub on [[http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-keep-calm-and-flutter-on/EP013304160063 on]] January 19, 2013]].
2013.
30th Dec '12 5:07:45 PM Kytseo
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* TheAtoner: If Celestia and Fluttershy have their way, [[spoiler: Discord]].
28th Dec '12 9:59:17 PM IchigoMontoya
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-> [[spoiler: Special Guest Star: John De Lancie as Discord]]

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-> [[spoiler: Special Guest Star: John De Lancie Creator/JohnDeLancie as Discord]]



* TheBusCameBack: Of all characters, [[spoiler:it's Discord!]]

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* TheBusCameBack: Of all characters, [[spoiler:it's Discord!]]For [[spoiler:Discord]].



* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler:The Mane Six have to turn Discord good]]. That synopsis alone has made many a viewer go [[BigWhat "WHAT?!?"]]

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* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler:The Mane Six have to turn Discord good]]. That synopsis alone has made many a viewer go either [[BigWhat "WHAT?!?"]]"WHAT?!?"]] or [[FlatWhat "What."]]
28th Dec '12 9:14:57 PM love1993
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!!Tropes presumed to be present in this episode:

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!!Tropes presumed to be present in this episode:episode: [[YMMV/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E11KeepCalmAndFlutterOn YMMV tropes here.]]
28th Dec '12 1:18:07 PM clam15
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-> [[spoiler: Special Guest Star: John De Lancie as Discord]]
28th Dec '12 8:07:42 AM Whatshisgame
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This episode [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/12/rumor-possible-upcoming-episode-title.html will]] [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283003327795572736 air]] on Creator/TheHub on [[http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-keep-calm-and-flutter-on/EP013304160063 January 19, 2013]].

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This episode [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/12/rumor-possible-upcoming-episode-title.html will]] [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283003327795572736 air]] will air on Creator/TheHub on [[http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-keep-calm-and-flutter-on/EP013304160063 January 19, 2013]].
28th Dec '12 7:58:03 AM Whatshisgame
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Zap2it's synopsis: ''Princess Celestia tasks the ponies with reforming [[spoiler:Discord, a mischievous spirit of disharmony]], but Fluttershy is the only one who is willing to [[spoiler:give him a chance]].''

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Creator/TheHub and Zap2it's synopsis: ''Princess Celestia tasks the ponies with reforming [[spoiler:Discord, a mischievous spirit of disharmony]], but Fluttershy is the only one who is willing to [[spoiler:give him a chance]].''
27th Dec '12 12:39:43 PM Masem
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Meghan [=McCarthy=] has [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283079234304495617 stated]] that this episode had a "much longer and much more plot revealing original title." [[spoiler: Creator/JohnDeLancie, the voice actor for Discord, has stated, at least once since March 2012, that [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/john-de-lancie-returning-to-friendship.html he would be returning to voice]], though did not say what capacity; prior to this, de Lancie provided new lines as Discord for the Hub's 2012 "Naughty or Nice" promo.]]

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Meghan [=McCarthy=] has [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283079234304495617 stated]] that this episode had a "much longer and much more plot revealing original title." [[spoiler: Creator/JohnDeLancie, the voice actor for Discord, has stated, at least once since March 2012, that [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/john-de-lancie-returning-to-friendship.html he would be returning to voice]], though did not say what capacity; prior to this, de Lancie provided new lines as Discord for the Hub's 2012 "Naughty or Nice" promo. [[http://press.discovery.com/media/ugc/highlights/January_2013_Highlights_.pdf The Discovery Channel press release]] for Hub's January 2013 shows confirms that de Lancie guest voices this episode.]]
27th Dec '12 10:13:05 AM Craver357
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Zap2it's synopsis: ''Princess Celestia tasks the ponies with reforming [[spoiler:Discord, a mischievous spirit of disharmony]], but Fluttershy is the only one who is willing to give [[spoiler:him]] a chance.''

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Zap2it's synopsis: ''Princess Celestia tasks the ponies with reforming [[spoiler:Discord, a mischievous spirit of disharmony]], but Fluttershy is the only one who is willing to give [[spoiler:him]] [[spoiler:give him a chance.chance]].''
27th Dec '12 2:04:14 AM Arawn444
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* TurnTheOtherCheek: Despite everything [[spoiler:Discord]] did, Princess Celestia and Fluttershy are the only ones in a redeeming mood. Makes sense in Fluttershy's case, considering [[spoiler:she's the only one his MoreThanMindControl failed to work on because of how kind she was.]].

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* TurnTheOtherCheek: Despite everything [[spoiler:Discord]] did, Princess Celestia and Fluttershy are the only ones in a redeeming mood. Makes sense in Fluttershy's case, considering [[spoiler:she's the only one his MoreThanMindControl failed to work on because of how kind she was.]].was]].
26th Dec '12 9:31:14 PM Peteman
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* TurnTheOtherCheek: Despite everything [[spoiler:Discord]] did, Princess Celestia and Fluttershy are the only ones in a redeeming mood. Makes sense in Fluttershy's case, considering [[spoiler:she's the only one his MoreThanMindControl failed to work on because of how kind she was. That combined with the fact that she's IncorruptiblePurePureness embodied]].

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* TurnTheOtherCheek: Despite everything [[spoiler:Discord]] did, Princess Celestia and Fluttershy are the only ones in a redeeming mood. Makes sense in Fluttershy's case, considering [[spoiler:she's the only one his MoreThanMindControl failed to work on because of how kind she was. That combined with the fact that she's IncorruptiblePurePureness embodied]].]].
26th Dec '12 9:27:31 PM dogman15
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%%Story supposedly by Teddy Antonio: http://intensedebate.com/people/TeddyAntonio We'll see if this comes true.
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* TurnTheOtherCheek: Despite everything [[spoiler:Discord]] did, Princess Celestia and Fluttershy are the only ones in a redeeming mood. Makes sense in Fluttershy's case, considering [[spoiler:she's the only one his MoreThanMindControl failed to work on because of how kind she was]].

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* TurnTheOtherCheek: Despite everything [[spoiler:Discord]] did, Princess Celestia and Fluttershy are the only ones in a redeeming mood. Makes sense in Fluttershy's case, considering [[spoiler:she's the only one his MoreThanMindControl failed to work on because of how kind she was]].was. That combined with the fact that she's IncorruptiblePurePureness embodied]].
26th Dec '12 7:11:08 PM Whatshisgame
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[[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/284070116377894913 Written by Dave Polsky]]

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[[https://twitter.->[[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/284070116377894913 Written by Dave Polsky]]
26th Dec '12 4:51:41 PM Masem
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[[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/284070116377894913 Written by Dave Polsky]]
26th Dec '12 3:15:31 PM Masem
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Zap2it's synopsis: ''Princess Celestia tasks the ponies with reforming [[spoiler:Discord, a mischievous spirit of disharmony]], but Fluttershy is the only one who is willing to give him a chance.''

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Zap2it's synopsis: ''Princess Celestia tasks the ponies with reforming [[spoiler:Discord, a mischievous spirit of disharmony]], but Fluttershy is the only one who is willing to give him [[spoiler:him]] a chance.''
26th Dec '12 11:34:24 AM Godzillawolf
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* TurnTheOtherCheek: Despite everything [[spoiler:Discord]] did, Princess Celestia and Fluttershy are the only ones in a redeeming mood. Makes sense in Fluttershy's case, considering [[spoiler:she's the only one he didn't use MoreThanMindControl on]].

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* TurnTheOtherCheek: Despite everything [[spoiler:Discord]] did, Princess Celestia and Fluttershy are the only ones in a redeeming mood. Makes sense in Fluttershy's case, considering [[spoiler:she's the only one he didn't use his MoreThanMindControl on]].failed to work on because of how kind she was]].
26th Dec '12 8:41:01 AM immblueversion
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* HeelFaceTurn: It's up to the Mane Six to make [[spoiler:Discord]] pull one, whether any of them like it or not.

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* HeelFaceTurn: It's up to the Mane Six to make [[spoiler:Discord]] pull one, whether any of them like it want to or not.
26th Dec '12 12:44:14 AM WaxingName
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* TheBusCameBack: Of all characters, [[spoiler:it's Discord!]]
25th Dec '12 7:05:57 PM immblueversion
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* SpoilerTitle: {{Averted|Trope}}; WordOfGod [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283079234304495617 says]] they changed the title to the current one because the original was too spoilery.
25th Dec '12 7:01:27 PM immblueversion
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* ShoutOut: In title to a WorldWarII-era British public safety poster--"keep calm and carry on"--that has been [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/keep-calm-and-carry-on subject]] to MemeticMutation and [[http://www.welovefine.com/816-keep-calm-brony.html has]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/881-keep-calm-and-canter-on.html previously]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/882-keep-calm-and-canter-on.html been]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/959-keep-calm-and-canter-on.html referenced]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/1269-keep-calm-.html by]] TheMerch.



* ShoutOut: In title to a WorldWarII-era British public safety poster--"keep calm and carry on"--that has been [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/keep-calm-and-carry-on subject]] to MemeticMutation and [[http://www.welovefine.com/816-keep-calm-brony.html has]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/881-keep-calm-and-canter-on.html previously]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/882-keep-calm-and-canter-on.html been]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/959-keep-calm-and-canter-on.html referenced]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/1269-keep-calm-.html by]] TheMerch.
25th Dec '12 6:58:51 PM immblueversion
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* HeelFaceTurn: Whether he wants it or not, it's up to the Mane Six to put [[spoiler:Discord]] through one.

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* HeelFaceTurn: Whether he wants it or not, it's It's up to the Mane Six to put make [[spoiler:Discord]] through one.pull one, whether any of them like it or not.
25th Dec '12 6:56:53 PM immblueversion
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* TurnTheOtherCheek: Despite everything [[spoiler:Discord]] did, Princess Celestia and Fluttershy are still the only ones in a redeeming mood. Makes sense in Fluttershy's case, considering [[spoiler:she's the only one he didn't use MoreThanMindControl on]].

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* TurnTheOtherCheek: Despite everything [[spoiler:Discord]] did, Princess Celestia and Fluttershy are still the only ones in a redeeming mood. Makes sense in Fluttershy's case, considering [[spoiler:she's the only one he didn't use MoreThanMindControl on]].
25th Dec '12 6:56:22 PM immblueversion
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* EasilyForgiven: Subverted. Fluttershy is the only one willing to give [[spoiler:Discord]] a chance at redemption after what he did. Considering [[spoiler:he had to use brute force to make her cruel at all in the first place]], it makes perfect sense.
* HeelFaceTurn: That's what they're trying to do with [[spoiler:Discord]], at least.
* RedemptionQuest: Maybe perhaps not by [[spoiler:Discord's]] own choice, but a redemption nevertheless.
* ShoutOut: In title to a WorldWarII-era British public safety poster that has been [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/keep-calm-and-carry-on subject]] to MemeticMutation and [[http://www.welovefine.com/816-keep-calm-brony.html has]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/881-keep-calm-and-canter-on.html previously]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/882-keep-calm-and-canter-on.html been]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/959-keep-calm-and-canter-on.html referenced]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/1269-keep-calm-.html by]] TheMerch.
* WhamEpisode: Sounds like it will be one, the synopsis alone made many go [[BigWhat "What?!?"]]

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* EasilyForgiven: Subverted. Fluttershy is HeelFaceTurn: Whether he wants it or not, it's up to the only one willing Mane Six to give put [[spoiler:Discord]] a chance at redemption after what he did. Considering [[spoiler:he had to use brute force to make her cruel at all in the first place]], it makes perfect sense.
* HeelFaceTurn: That's what they're trying to do with [[spoiler:Discord]], at least.
through one.
* RedemptionQuest: Maybe perhaps not by [[spoiler:Discord's]] own choice, but {{Inverted|Trope}}. The Mane Six are the ones who have to redeem [[spoiler:Discord]].
* TurnTheOtherCheek: Despite everything [[spoiler:Discord]] did, Princess Celestia and Fluttershy are still the only ones in
a redemption nevertheless.
redeeming mood. Makes sense in Fluttershy's case, considering [[spoiler:she's the only one he didn't use MoreThanMindControl on]].
* ShoutOut: In title to a WorldWarII-era British public safety poster that poster--"keep calm and carry on"--that has been [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/keep-calm-and-carry-on subject]] to MemeticMutation and [[http://www.welovefine.com/816-keep-calm-brony.html has]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/881-keep-calm-and-canter-on.html previously]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/882-keep-calm-and-canter-on.html been]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/959-keep-calm-and-canter-on.html referenced]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/1269-keep-calm-.html by]] TheMerch.
* WhamEpisode: Sounds like it will be one, the [[spoiler:The Mane Six have to turn Discord good]]. That synopsis alone has made many a viewer go [[BigWhat "What?!?"]]"WHAT?!?"]]
25th Dec '12 10:44:11 AM Godzillawolf
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* EasilyForgiven: Subverted. Fluttershy is the only one willing to give [[spoiler:Discord]] a chance at redemption after what he did. Considering [[spoiler:he had to use brute force to make her cruel at all in the first place]], it makes perfect sense.
25th Dec '12 8:25:37 AM love1993
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* CallBack: [[spoiler:Discord returns since his last appearance in the Season 2 premier, "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 The Return]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 of Harmony]]".]]
* ADayInTheLimelight: Fluttershy, most likely.
25th Dec '12 7:43:11 AM Whatshisgame
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[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/12/keep-calm-and-flutter-on-synopsis.html#more Zap2It's synopsis]]: ''Princess Celestia tasks the ponies with reforming [[spoiler:Discord, a mischievous spirit of disharmony]], but Fluttershy is the only one who is willing to give him a chance.''

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[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/12/keep-calm-and-flutter-on-synopsis.html#more Zap2It's synopsis]]: Zap2it's synopsis: ''Princess Celestia tasks the ponies with reforming [[spoiler:Discord, a mischievous spirit of disharmony]], but Fluttershy is the only one who is willing to give him a chance.''



This episode [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/12/rumor-possible-upcoming-episode-title.html will]] [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283003327795572736 air]] on Creator/TheHub on January 19, 2013.

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This episode [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/12/rumor-possible-upcoming-episode-title.html will]] [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283003327795572736 air]] on Creator/TheHub on [[http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-keep-calm-and-flutter-on/EP013304160063 January 19, 2013.
2013]].
25th Dec '12 7:39:17 AM Calnos
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[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/12/keep-calm-and-flutter-on-synopsis.html#more Zap2It's synopsis]]: ''Princess Celestia tasks the ponies with reforming Discord, a mischievous spirit of disharmony, but Fluttershy is the only one who is willing to give him a chance.''

Meghan [=McCarthy=] has [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283079234304495617 stated]] that this episode had a "much longer and much more plot revealing original title." John De Lancie, the voice actor for Discord, has stated, at least once since March 2012, that [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/john-de-lancie-returning-to-friendship.html he would be returning to voice]], though did not say what capacity; prior to this, de Lancie provided new lines as Discord for the Hub's 2012 "Naughty or Nice" promo.

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[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/12/keep-calm-and-flutter-on-synopsis.html#more Zap2It's synopsis]]: ''Princess Celestia tasks the ponies with reforming Discord, [[spoiler:Discord, a mischievous spirit of disharmony, disharmony]], but Fluttershy is the only one who is willing to give him a chance.''

Meghan [=McCarthy=] has [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283079234304495617 stated]] that this episode had a "much longer and much more plot revealing original title." John De Lancie, [[spoiler: Creator/JohnDeLancie, the voice actor for Discord, has stated, at least once since March 2012, that [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/john-de-lancie-returning-to-friendship.html he would be returning to voice]], though did not say what capacity; prior to this, de Lancie provided new lines as Discord for the Hub's 2012 "Naughty or Nice" promo.
promo.]]



* CallBack: Discord returns since his last appearance in the Season 2 premier, "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 The Return]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 of Harmony]]".

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* CallBack: Discord [[spoiler:Discord returns since his last appearance in the Season 2 premier, "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 The Return]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 of Harmony]]".]]



* HeelFaceTurn: That's what they're trying to do with Discord, at least.
* RedemptionQuest: Maybe perhaps not by Discord's own choice, but a redemption nevertheless.

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* HeelFaceTurn: That's what they're trying to do with Discord, [[spoiler:Discord]], at least.
* RedemptionQuest: Maybe perhaps not by Discord's [[spoiler:Discord's]] own choice, but a redemption nevertheless.


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* WhamEpisode: Sounds like it will be one, the synopsis alone made many go [[BigWhat "What?!?"]]
25th Dec '12 7:36:01 AM Hogtree
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* CallBack: Discord returns since his last appearance in the Season 2 premier, "Return to Harmony".

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* CallBack: Discord returns since his last appearance in the Season 2 premier, "Return to Harmony"."[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 The Return]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 of Harmony]]".
25th Dec '12 6:54:14 AM JMQwilleran
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* CallBack: Discord returns since his last appearance in the Season 2 premier, "Return to Harmony".



* CallBack: Discord returns since his last appearance in the Season 2 premier, "Return to Harmony".
25th Dec '12 6:53:32 AM JMQwilleran
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Meghan [=McCarthy=] has [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283079234304495617 stated]] that this episode had a "much longer and much more plot revealing original title." John De Lancie, the voice actor for Discord, has stated, at least once since March 2013, that [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/john-de-lancie-returning-to-friendship.html he would be returning to voice]], though did not say what capacity; prior to this, de Lancie provided new lines as Discord for the Hub's 2012 "Naughty or Nice" promo.

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Meghan [=McCarthy=] has [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283079234304495617 stated]] that this episode had a "much longer and much more plot revealing original title." John De Lancie, the voice actor for Discord, has stated, at least once since March 2013, 2012, that [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/john-de-lancie-returning-to-friendship.html he would be returning to voice]], though did not say what capacity; prior to this, de Lancie provided new lines as Discord for the Hub's 2012 "Naughty or Nice" promo.
25th Dec '12 5:27:59 AM Peteman
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* HeelFaceTurn: Discord, it seems.

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* HeelFaceTurn: That's what they're trying to do with Discord, it seems.at least.
25th Dec '12 5:27:00 AM MrMediaGuy
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* HeelFaceTurn: Discord, it seems.
25th Dec '12 5:25:02 AM Masem
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Meghan [=McCarthy=] has [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283079234304495617 stated]] that this episode had a "much longer and much more plot revealing original title."

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Meghan [=McCarthy=] has [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283079234304495617 stated]] that this episode had a "much longer and much more plot revealing original title."
" John De Lancie, the voice actor for Discord, has stated, at least once since March 2013, that [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/john-de-lancie-returning-to-friendship.html he would be returning to voice]], though did not say what capacity; prior to this, de Lancie provided new lines as Discord for the Hub's 2012 "Naughty or Nice" promo.


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* CallBack: Discord returns since his last appearance in the Season 2 premier, "Return to Harmony".
* RedemptionQuest: Maybe perhaps not by Discord's own choice, but a redemption nevertheless.
25th Dec '12 5:17:02 AM Masem
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[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/12/keep-calm-and-flutter-on-synopsis.html#more Zap2It's synopsis]]: ''Princess Celestia tasks the ponies with reforming Discord, a mischievous spirit of disharmony, but Fluttershy is the only one who is willing to give him a chance.''

Meghan [=McCarthy=] has [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283079234304495617 stated]] that this episode had a "much longer and much more plot revealing original title."

This episode [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/12/rumor-possible-upcoming-episode-title.html will]] [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/283003327795572736 air]] on Creator/TheHub on January 19, 2013.

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'''Note:''' [[OutOfOrder This is the eleventh episode of the third season, but will be the tenth aired.]]
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!!Tropes presumed to be present in this episode:

* ADayInTheLimelight: Fluttershy, most likely.
* ShoutOut: In title to a WorldWarII-era British public safety poster that has been [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/keep-calm-and-carry-on subject]] to MemeticMutation and [[http://www.welovefine.com/816-keep-calm-brony.html has]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/881-keep-calm-and-canter-on.html previously]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/882-keep-calm-and-canter-on.html been]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/959-keep-calm-and-canter-on.html referenced]] [[http://www.welovefine.com/1269-keep-calm-.html by]] TheMerch.
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