As the holiday season comes to Ink City, several of its citizens realize that Halloween's
coming up fast, and start working on costumes. Inspired, the Painted Lady makes an announcement: there's going to be a Halloween costume party, and everyone's invited! After all the recent drama
, surely it couldn't hurt to get together when there isn't
something horrible happening! And everyone loves a party, right?
Yes, everyone loves a party... including Discord
. In the middle of the festivities, he brings his own stormclouds to provide Dramatic Thunder
as he announces:
Wouldn't it be exciting if it could be real?
Well let me cut you a deal!
We'll make this a time to remember
Your true forms you shall surrender.
For this night you shall be
something of a fantasy!
With those words, nearly everyone in the City is transformed into their costume
. In some cases, this has even more
unusual effects; Yakko
had dressed up as a bird, but is abruptly replaced with his own mundane
hadn't dressed up at all
, but the cold he's been nursing for weeks takes on a mind of its own — a very nasty
Gloating in the chaos, Discord reassures everyone
by claiming he'll change them back... eventually. Maybe in a few months. He then gleefully absconds before the now-rainbowy Mayor or the newly Monochrome Lady can do anything against him, leaving the partygoers faced with the prospect of being stuck in their new forms for quite some time...
Some cope better than others. Souji and Yosuke
become their own Personas and discover how difficult it is getting around when you're too tall to fit through most doors. Mordecai
, meanwhile, discovers his robotic body can fly
, much to his excitement. Him
wholeheartedly embraces Her
new look, though Her proposed partnership with Discord hits some bumps when he's not willing to let her give him
an Evil Makeover
Making matters worse, several residents start to act more like whatever or whoever they've been transformed into
, now an exact physical match of Trevor
, finds himself compelled to make speeches, even if they aren't quite so grandiose. Cave Johnson
, dressed as a devil, becomes unnervingly interested in collecting souls.
And all the while, Discord basks in the chaos he's created... from a safe distance. Taunting his victims via citywide broadcast, he promises more to come... much
more. Twenty years' worth of horrible plans — and that's just his first
This time, though, the Mayor isn't simply wasting time feeling sorry for himself. After consulting with Twilight Sparkle
to learn all he can about the draconequus, he privately contacts Discord, pretending he's willing to strike a deal
. Discord immediately asks that he hand over control of the City, and the Mayor demurs, admitting he's not really
in charge... but if he surrendered his powers to Discord, surely he
could use them to rule.
Eagerly, Discord takes the deal and the Mayor's offered hand... And the handshake becomes a death grip as the Mayor drains away most of his power
, temporarily taking on the same coloring as his victim. Using the draconequus' own abilities, he reverses the curse and turns everyone back to normal... and Discord's powers take the form of a flying pig. Turns out they can't be destroyed, as they're still a part of Discord and thus of the City itself, but they can be kept separate at least, right...?
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