Fridge / My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic S3 E11 "Keep Calm and Flutter On"

Fridge Brilliance

  • Fluttershy promises not to use her element against Discord and because of this, Discord thinks he's won. However, Fluttershy's element is kindness which means she was bombarding him with her element the entire episode and it ultimately defeats him.
  • As a reality warper, there isn't much Discord could lose that he couldn't just replace. Except a friend, apparently.
  • Fluttershy had proven in their last meeting to be totally immune to Discord's manipulation, to the point she was the only one he had to brute-force mind control. Since that appears to be the only trick he has when facing a legitimate threat, he never had a chance.
  • The only time Discord shown some hint of remorse in his previous appearance was when Twilight refused to get in on the chaos (and even then he quickly got over it), the same thing that Fluttershy pulls in this episode, only this time he can figure out the math why such a thing could offend him; performing selfish acts of chaos leaves him with no one to enjoy himself with.
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