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Recap: Pony POV Series
A Fanfiction so big now it could fill a sizable tv series. And now, it has a recap section for people who forget the important plot points or want to know what this is all about. Warning, there will be unmarked spoilers for some parts.

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     Season 0 

Season 0: The Discorded Ponies

  1. Part 1: Applejack’s Discording

CHAPTER TITLE: The Liar

EPISODE TITLE: The Truth Hurts

The first view of this series gives us Applejack and her breaking. Interestingly enough, the breaking is prefaced by AJ asserting to herself(?) that she doesn’t lie; she just is wrong sometimes or is not intending to be taken seriously. “It ain’t a lie if ya ain’t really trying to trick’em right?” We then have Discord separate the girls with the hedge maze and show AJ the visuals of a possible outcome in ‘The Grove of Truth’ to the gang’s situation. She assumes honesty must have lead to that path, accepts it as the hard future, and decides it’s not worth being honest. Nobody will care as long as they aren’t hurt. If she can’t prevent it, why not try to make it hurt less. Thus Liarjack is ‘born’ out of AJ’s desire to save everyone from the cruel truth.

  1. Part 2: Pinkie Pie’s Discording

CHAPTER TITLE: Not Fun

EPISODE TITLE: Not Funny

Pinkie introduces herself and seemingly goes on a non sequitur. Next it starts raining chocolate, the Elements are taken by what she sees as an amusing guy, the group is separated, and suddenly she finds a balloon garden. Strangely, this garden is filled with non-stop laughter which starts inflaming Pinkie’s insecurities. Pinkie then recounts a number of instances whe she has been dismissed during events culminating with the events surrounding the surprise party from Party of One; all these memories become twisted into further feeding her fears. Alone, drowning in fear, she decides to lash out and disown laughter.

  1. Part 3: Rarity’s Discording

CHAPTER TITLE: Most Deserved

EPISODE TITLE: Most Deserving

Curiously we see Rarity seemingly responding to questions and even to multiple personages as she tells someone to get out and then apologies to another. Obviously offended at the previous line of questioning, she defends her selection as the Element of Generosity with multiple examples of sacrificial acts and admits sometimes she does act selfishly, but what more can a mortal pony aspire to than only having a couple flaws? As the action moves to the hedge maze, we witness her immediate ire at losing her horn. This isn’t mere vanity as her livelihood and primary means of artistic expression, making objects of beauty, is heavily dependent on her telekinetic abilities. It is at this point, separated from everyone else that she comes to obstacle Discord has planted. Rarity weighs digging the jewels out first or returning after saving the world –again- and decides it will be all right to indulge in a little selfishness; it shouldn’t be too long a delay. After dislodging the singularly large stone and being reunited with her friends, she dismisses the idea that she could have misjudged the worth of this newfound treasure; she found it, she dug it out, so it’s hers by right of labor. She decides to let the selfish side she’s always had be ascendant and to forgo weighing needs.

  1. Part 4: Fluttershy’s Discording

CHAPTER TITLE: New Me

EPISODE TITLE: New Me

Unlike her other friends, there is nothing Discord can say which can convince Fluttershy to reject her kindly disposition. Angered and impatient, he ‘taps’ her on the head. Fluttershy falls dizzy. The personality that awakens feels nothing but scorn for her companions around her. She is disgusted by the memories she has of Fluttershy being ‘a hoofmat.’ At the end, ‘Fluttercruel’ decides “it’s time to be cruel.”

  1. Part 5: Rainbow Dash’s Discording

CHAPTER TITLE: Choices

EPISODE TITLE: Conflict Of Interests

Discord presents Rainbow Dash a choice: either flee the maze and he’ll save Cloudsdale, or remain in the game and Cloudsdale falls. She decides Cloudsdale’s more important, but is filled with absolute shame and regret. In contrast with most of her friends, Dash’s train of thought shows she’s retained a more coherent, sober (though flawed) rationality. Her inner narrative reveals that she’s banking on her friends being able to triumph over Discord on their own, because “We always come out on top, even when it seems impossible!”

Afterwards, the next time they cross paths... Dash resolves to ACT as though she’s been brainwashed and deranged, even to the point of forcing her friends to fight her into submission. The idea of everyone knowing that she willingly CHOSE to betray her friends while of sound mind and body is more than her heart can bear. And thus, ‘Rainbow Dash‘ becomes ‘Traitor Dash.‘

  1. Part 6: Trixie's Discording
See above for more detailed recap.

  1. Part 7: Twilight Sparkle’s Discording

CHAPTER TITLE: Bye

EPISODE TITLE: Horrid Strangers

Twilight Sparkle is completely baffled and heartbroken that all her friends now have such nasty attitudes and are acting so unlike themselves. Ironically, it’s a kind lie from Liarjack, that ‘everything’s gonna turn out okay,’ that pushes her over the psychological edge. She succumbs to hopelessness.

  1. Part 8: Equestria Discorded

CHAPTER TITLE: Epilogue

EPISODE TITLE: Six Minions

Once she was ‘Twilight Sparkle.’ Now she is ‘Twilight Tragedy.’ Discord is now ‘Master’ to her, her five fellow Element Bearers, and indeed, the entire world which Celestia once ruled. The Elements of Harmony are gone. In their place: the Elements of Chaos, which prevent the six Bearers from dying, aging or being killed.

Twilight Tragedy is a morose, dismal soul, existing in a morose, dismal world, where the sun and moon rise and set arbitrarily. She has severely faulty memory issues, including only a foggy concept of how much time has passed - she can recall Apple Bloom dying of old age, and Scootaloo dying trying to battle Discord. Yet, in spite of her poor memory, Twilight tells us her story: what became of her, her friends, and her world.

When Discord first corrupted the Element Bearers in the hedge maze, it was the first nudge down six long, slippery slopes. Countless years have passed, and all six of the former heroes are firmly settled at the dark and slimy bottom of their respective slopes.

Liarjack has become a shameless congenital liar; a champion of misinformation to make Josef Stalin proud. She claims that Celestia and Luna were tyrants that prevented anything from ever changing, and portrays Discord as a liberator. She echoes lies others tell themselves, and invents endless more on the fly, especially when faced with any form of unpleasantness. Twilight can rarely tell what to believe from her.

Celestia has been turned into a golden statue, while Luna is now a silver statue.

Spike is still alive... a giant-sized adult at this point in time. Discord joyrides around on Spike as his winged steed, often to the point of exhaustion. It falls to Twilight to actually care for him.

Rarigreed is lost to her delusions. She hoards rocks and boulders like a dragon hoards treasure... insisting that they’re actually gold and diamonds and such. She is completely filthy from always digging rocks up, and habitually rubbing herself against them as though they were all in an orgy. Sweetie Belle acted as Rarigreed’s caretaker until old age took her.

Angry Pie is consumed with bitterness and furious grudges; waging an endless, nonstop war upon laughter itself. Laugh in her presence, and she’ll hunt you down and make you die a violent death. Discord is an exception, though: she tried attacking him once, and he left her with a permanent limp. This hasn’t slowed her down at all.

The things Fluttercruel does are so unspeakably vile... Twilight cannot bring herself to speak of them at this point in time.

Surprisingly, Derpy Hooves is still alive, as is her daughter, Dinky. But Discord has transformed Dinky into a muffin, promising to only turn her back if Derpy ran several zillion laps around the castle. She’s still at it. And birds are always trying to peck at her muffin-daughter.

Mercifully, Trixie has passed on after an unnaturally long and empty existence, never having recovered from her catatonia, drifting from place to place like a leaf in the wind.

At one point, Traitor Dash appears in Twilight’s bedroom unannounced, to break into wretched sobs. She states that Discord promised that he’d turn time back: restore them all to the happy days of Celestia’s rule... provided she murders the pony she cares most about. And she can’t bring herself to do it. Twilight says that Discord forces these sort of sadistic choices upon Traitor Dash all the time.

Suddenly, the fog is lifted from Twilight’s memory! She remembers everything again; how things were! Her old self! She vows to set things right... and then Discord appears, snaps his fingers, and Twilight Sparkle reverts to Twilight Tragedy once more. It ends with Discord sending Twilight to deal with some foolish upstarts who’ve dared to practice magic. Obediently, she heads out. Duty calls.

     Season 1 

Season 1: The Reharmonized Timeline or The Elements Realigned

  1. Part 1: Fluttershy's Reharmonization

CHAPTER TITLE: Oyster

EPISODE TITLE: Oyster

Picking up after the proper timeline of the show, Fluttershy returns home after the biggest party in ponyville history celebrating Discord's defeat. Unfortunately, it's clear that not all the ponies are the best, mentioning how Big Macintosh was VERY uneasy around Winona for some reason. As she heads home, she thinks about how there wasn't anything to worry about her "discording", since discord had forced her to be cruel. At that point, someone laughs, but nobody's there! It's only when she gets home that the truth is revealed. There is someone else living in her body.

  1. Part 2: Rainbow Dash's Reharmonization

CHAPTER TITLE: Runnaways

EPISODE TITLE: Runnaway

  1. Part 3: Rarity's Reharmonization

CHAPTER TITLE: Diamond in The Rough

EPISODE TITLE: Irreplaceable

  1. Part 4: Applejack's Reharmonization

CHAPTER TITLE: The Truth and the Whole Truth

EPISODE TITLE: The Truth Liberates

  1. Part 5: Pinkie Pie's Reharmonization

CHAPTER TITLE: Laughing Together

EPISODE TITLE: One Whole Pie

  1. Part 6: Twilight's Visit

CHAPTER TITLE: Turn the Other Flank

EPISODE TITLE: House Call

  1. Part 7: Rainbow's True Reharmonization

CHAPTER TITLE: True Healing

EPISODE TITLE: Indecisive Jackass

  1. Part 8: Trixie's Redemption

CHAPTER TITLE: Tarot Number Thirteen

EPISODE TITLE: Devastating Loneliness

  1. Part 9: Luna's Day of Chaos
CHAPTER TITLE: Canterlot Chaos

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 10: Trixie's Reharmonization
CHAPTER TITLE: Second Family

EPISODE TITLE:

     Season 2 

Season 2: Princess Gaia

  1. Part 11: Fluttercruel's Takes Over
CHAPTER TITLE: Difference Between The Steed And The Alicorn

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 12: Fluttercruel's Day
CHAPTER TITLE: Black Pearl

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 13: Fluttershy is Missing
CHAPTER TITLE: Links

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 14: Princess Gaia's Knight
CHAPTER TITLE: Teacher, Teacher

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 15: Princess Gaia's Changes
CHAPTER TITLE: Everkind Fluttershy

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 16:
CHAPTER TITLE: Micro-Battle Pros

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 17: A Truth Made Known
CHAPTER TITLE: Playtime

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 18: Nightmare Whisper
CHAPTER TITLE: Foal of Omelas

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 19:
CHAPTER TITLE: Pearl Necklace Part 1

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 20:
CHAPTER TITLE: Pearl Necklace Part 2

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 21:
CHAPTER TITLE: Pearl Necklace Part 3

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 22:
CHAPTER TITLE: Pearl Necklace Part 4

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 23:
CHAPTER TITLE: Pearl Necklace Part 5

EPISODE TITLE:

     Season 3 

Season 3: Butterflies

  1. Part 24: Rainbow's Visit

CHAPTER TITLE: Bolt's of Wonder

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 25: Trixie Leaves Ponyville

CHAPTER TITLE: Trixie's Last Hurdle

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 26: Luna's Dream

CHAPTER TITLE: Nights Princess Luna

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 27: Truth of the Worlds

CHAPTER TITLE: AJ's Dream Part 1

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 28: Nightmare Mirror

CHAPTER TITLE: AJ's Dream Part 2

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 29: Zecora

CHAPTER TITLE: Butterflies Zecora

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 30: Celestia's Recalls

CHAPTER TITLE: Butterflies Celestia

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 31: Nurse Redheart

CHAPTER TITLE: Butterflies Nurse Redheart

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 32: An Owl's Thoughts

CHAPTER TITLE: Butterflies Assistant

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 33: Lickity Split

CHAPTER TITLE: Butterflies Little Guy

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 34: Pipsqueak

CHAPTER TITLE: Butterflies Companion

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 35: Fluttercruel

CHAPTER TITLE: Butterflies Fluttercruel

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 36: Applejack Awakes

CHAPTER TITLE: Butterflies Applejack

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 37: Rainbow Awakes

CHAPTER TITLE: Butterflies Rainbow Dash

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 38: Pinkie's Worries

CHAPTER TITLE: Butterflies Pinkie Pie

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 39: Spike's Worries

CHAPTER TITLE: Butterflies Friend Of A

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 40:

CHAPTER TITLE: Butterflies Good Morning Fillies

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 41:

CHAPTER TITLE: Butterflies Silver Spoon

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 42:

CHAPTER TITLE: Fluttercruel's Best Pet

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 43:

CHAPTER TITLE: Cheerilee Secret Interview

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 44:

CHAPTER TITLE: Fluttercruel's Cute-Ceañera

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 45:

CHAPTER TITLE: Replacement Screws

EPISODE TITLE:

     Season 4 

Season 4: The Time of Origins

  1. Part 45:

CHAPTER TITLE: Happy Cake Adventure AKA Rewrite 1

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 46:

CHAPTER TITLE:

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 47:

CHAPTER TITLE:

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 48:

CHAPTER TITLE: Origins part 1

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 49:

CHAPTER TITLE: Origins part 2

EPISODE TITLE:

  1. Part 50:

CHAPTER TITLE: Origins part 3

EPISODE TITLE:

     Season 5 

Season 5: Mind Games

     Season .5/ 6 

     Season 6 

     Season 6. 75 

     Season 7 
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