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    Discord (Epilogue) 
Voiced by: Draginite

  • Alas, Poor Villain: While it's hard to feel sorry for him at the beginning of the "Groundhog Day" Loop when he was still an unrepentant monster, the person he is now is another story. Especially when Fluttercruel dies.
  • And I Must Scream: He's been trapped in a "Groundhog Day" Loop for what amounts to several hundred million years by Nightmare Paradox. To drive the point home, after being Dragged Off to Hell, he's punished by his family for his crimes by being brutally killed and revived over a billion times. He considers it a relaxing escape after what Paradox put him through.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Like his Reharmonized Timeline self, he self-proclaims as Chaos and Disharmony. And once his punishment from his family is completed, he's considering expanding his portfolio to Diversity.
  • Anti-Villain: Subverted; he was still a monster like his other counterparts. But by the time Dark World actually starts, he's had a Heel Realization cycles ago. He's only the Big Bad because Nightmare Paradox is forcing him to be.
  • Asshole Victim: While Paradox went way too far, he was an unrepentant monster in the first cycle and there's little doubt he deserved what she did to him...at first. Subverted by the time we see him, since by that point she's the only real reason he's even a villain anymore.
  • The Atoner: As shown in flashbacks to previous loops, he had a Heel Realization at some point but the Nameless Passenger wouldn't let him act upon it (though he seems to admit he merely believed he couldn't have when Twilight tells him he always had a choice). Despite this, he leaves a long message to Twilight via his memories apologizing for every life he'd ever ruined and stating if he could he'd try to atone for his crimes. He finally gets the chance when Rancor ruins the Passenger's script enough for him to Out Gambit her and give the heroes the chance to stop her in a Dying Moment of Awesome.
    Discord: "The crimes I've committed against the innocent and Equestria are beyond measure of your laws to punish. And I know this isn't enough. I can't rectify my wrong choice. So please. Just know I apologize. I don't expect nor deserve forgiveness. But I've also been forced to see too after so long that my own torture and misery doesn't amends anything either, as astounding as that is.
    • When he returns later on, he comes to help build a new universe for the ponies Manacle and Whisper rescued from previous loops as penance for creating Eclipse in the first place.
  • Ax-Crazy: Subverted. He may be crazy, but contrary to popular belief, he is not particularly violent nor deadly. He actually acts as a Foil to Fluttercruel on wanton cruelty. He's still without a doubt a "sadistic hedonist", but he doesn't enjoy brutal murder.
    • Turns out, he was much more psychotic in earlier loops and mellowed out gradually.
  • Backup from Otherworld: Interferes in the Final Battle to distract Nightmare Eclipse long enough for Twilight's time spell to charge up... by prank-calling her from the afterlife on Anarchy's cell phone.
  • Bait-and-Switch Boss: Prepares to fight the group himself alongside Rancor and Fluttercruel...only for Rancor to literally stab him In the Back and rip out Destruction's essence, leaving him unable to use Havoc's as well and seemingly mortally wounding him. He gives his power and Havoc's to Fluttercruel, causing her to go One-Winged Angel and become the Final Boss.
  • Big Bad: Just like his counterparts, he acted as one for his respective universe. Well, he did have a Heel Realization mid-way after he was captured by Nightmare Eclipse, but he was prevented from acting on it because Eclipse still saw him as a villain and forced him to act like such.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Rules the world and actually won. Though there is some implication he'll eventually fall. Turns out eventually he lost, to someone even worse than him.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Rancor rips out Destruction's essence, leaving Discord also unable to use Havoc's. He proceeds to give Havoc's and his own power to Fluttercruel.
  • Create Your Own Villain: While he was also a villain when it happened, his actions in the first loop ultimately created Nightmare Eclipse/Paradox. He tortured the Twilight of that loop until she finally got free of his control and ended up becoming so obsessed with revenge on him she invoked the Nightmare transformation so she could have her vengeance on him as the world reset after she Set Right What Once Went Wrong. By the time she'd killed him, she decided to twist her plan to Ret Gone the Bad Future into his "Groundhog Day" Loop Ironic Hell it is now so she could torture him for eternity.
  • Cruel Mercy: States that he's being more cruel to not destroy Sky Ocean and Cloudsdale when Rainbow Dash was beaten because if he did, Rainbow Dash would be right, and the Heel Realization she had at discovering she was the bad guy is far more painful.
  • Death Equals Redemption: The fact Rancor had sent Nightmare Paradox's script completely off the rails by mortally wounding him allowed him to finally act on his Heel Realization and pass on his memories of the previous cycles to Twilight moments before he died and thus force Paradox to emerge, giving them the chance to stop her.
  • Devour the Dragon: Fluttercruel tried to invoke this trope after he's been mortally wounded by Rancor, in an attempt to save his life. Discord flat out refuses (even lying to her that it wouldn't work) because she's the one being on earth he genuinely loves. He then inverts this trope by giving her his own power and the power he absorbed from Havoc, allowing her to go One-Winged Angel and become a Draconequus.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Says this pretty much word for word when Rancor betrays him and takes Destruction's power. Not his fault though, since everyone else is just as surprised as he is.
  • Dirty Coward: Spent the entire fight with Queen Cadence, who actually had the potential to beat him, sitting several miles away, and the moment she charges him, he throws a minion at her and runs. Even when he kills her, he only does so by stabbing her in the back.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: While the heroes don't fight him, he stops being a threat at the ending of the Storming the Castle Arc and Cruelty becomes the Dragon Ascendant. He's confronted after, but by that point he's on his death bed and no threat to anyone and Nightmare Paradox makes herself know shortly after his death).
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: His last act before he dies? Getting Twilight to use the Memory Spell on him and OutGambiting the Nameless Passenger in the process. Oh, and forcing the Passenger to endure several hundred pictures of him mooning himself in the mirror set to a continuous loop.
  • Dystopia Justifies the Means: Unlike the other Discord we've seen, he's actually succeeded. Though he does do some acts of mercy, mainly because it's not expected of him and thus chaotic. Even with that in consideration, his Villain World is a hell hole.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones:
    • Surprisingly enough, he actually seems to care about Fluttercruel, to the point that he orders her back from the Final Battle with Cadence to keep her from getting hurt (despite knowing full well she's immortal, though it might have been because her blood and magic could turn her to stone). Of course both of them are still evil sadistic psychopaths. Then he shows he really does by going into a Villainous BSoD upon her apparent death.
    • It seems he also still remembers and (somewhat) cares about Shady, as he made a mountain in her image and filled a whole hall in his castle with statues of her. Of course, it's called the "Hall of Shame", and all the statues are designed to glare at the viewer, so make of that what you will…
    • He also loves Screwball and Diamond/Mad Tiara his nieces and before the final confrontation, sends them away to protect them. He even begs the Elements of Harmony to swear not to harm them after his death, Twilight does so.
    • Admits that while turning Tiamat into a teacup dragon was evil, the being that resulted was someone he genuinely cared about and misses genuinely.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Considers the word freak a "completely meaningless word" and will not tolerate it.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Anytime he actually shows compassion to someone, he can't seem to comprehend why he does and has to be told by Twilight Tragedy what he's feeling on one occasion. That's right, Discord's such an extreme example he cannot comprehend what little good's actually in him!
  • Eviler Than Thou:
    • Canon!Discord saw him in the truth. The guy is such a monster that it caused Canon!Discord to have a Heel Realization!
    • He also ultimately beat Grogar when the latter returned and tried to conquer Equestria. Though on the other hoof, Grogar went back to laughing in Discord's face.
    • Turned out that Eclipse was this to him. He also says that Tirek was this to him every time the centaur showed up during a loop.
  • Evil Overlord: He actually calls himself one at one point, complaining that if he didn't twist his words the other Evil Overlords would demote his membership to 'Malcontent Baron'.
  • Evil Parents Want Good Kids: After her defeat, he admits a part of him did wish he'd taken Fluttercruel to more of the rebel meetings and maybe interacting with ponies could have changed her for the better and laments the fact it never happened.
  • Evil vs. Evil: When Grogar returned and tried once again to conquer Equestria, they went to war. Given their respective M.O.s, this also qualifies as Order Versus Chaos.
  • Face–Monster Turn: He LOVES this trope... through strangely, his more recent ones just act weird rather than evil. There is a reason for this.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: In addition to being impaled, he dies when tendrils of darkness erupt out of the wound and drag him into Entropy's realm, causing him to basically implode into his own wound.
  • Famous Last Words: "Heh. Good luck earning your Golden Ending, my little ponies."
  • Fate Worse than Death: For who knows how long, the Nameless Passenger kept him trapped in a "Groundhog Day" Loop that always ended with his (usually painful) defeat.
  • Gilded Cage: Has one he keeps the Sea Ponies in a floating ocean and they're the only ones he doesn't torture…but they are completely ignorant of the Crapsack World he's made the rest of Equestria into, fed a horrifically wrong version of history, and are pretty much his caged songbirds.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Is starting to feel this way about corrupting the Mane Six, at least so far as the fact that they go along with everything he orders without feeling conflicted. Nightmare Eclipse is the perfect corruption of Twilight Sparkle and is only focused on torturing him.
  • Good Feels Good:
    • This is possibly his greatest fear. Not that he doesn't want to do good to feel good, but it is strongly suggested that he has been conditioned into believing No Good Deed Goes Unpunished.
    • Spike suggests after thinking over the game Discord played on him and Discord's general reaction whenever Shady is mentioned that it's not so much Discord is afraid that No Good Deed Goes Unpunished as Discord is afraid to change, and instead of striving to be a good person, regressed into the monster he already was.
    • Subverted when he actually feels compassion for someone and is disgusted and/or completely confused by it.
    • It turns out that, while this was once the case, by now the only reason he's still a villain is the Nameless Passenger won't let him 'break character' until her script is ruined by Rancor. His conversation with the Benevolent Interloper and other dialog also implies his pride may also have stood in the way.
  • Guilty Pleasure: How he describes his love of the Sea Ponies' music.
  • Heel Realization: Being forced to watch his atrocities replay over and over again eventually made him realize what a monster he really was, it's just the Nameless Passenger wouldn't let him 'break character' and act upon it until Rancor throws a wrench in the Passenger's work.
  • His Name Is...: Tries to tell Twilight what's really going on... and at that point he starts being sucked into Entropy's realm when he dies, preventing him from explaining everything. Being Discord, he manages to lampshade it.
    Discord: Typical. You have the worst sense of timing, don't you Mother?
  • Hope Is Scary: He claims that's he's irredeemably evil, but it's just a lie to make himself regret less.
  • I Have Many Names: Seems to have an infinite number of titles. Most of which are just random, nonsensical things like 'Big Banana Discord.''
  • Ironic Hell: The Fate Worse than Death the Nameless Passenger trapped him in? A world where there are no consequences to his actions (they'll eventually be undone anyway), his defeats don't matter, and he rules Equestria forever. And ever, and ever, and ever, and ever...
  • I Lied: He never intended to destroy Cloudsdale or Sky Ocean if Traitor Dash failed for Pragmatic Villainy reasons; he only told her that as part of his game.
  • Insistent Terminology: Considers "freaks" something one should not call his Baleful Polymorph creations. He prefers "custom creations".
  • Last Request: He had two. First that the heroes would spare Screwball and Diamond/Mad Tiara and second that Twilight would use her Memory Spell on him. His reasons for the latter are revealed to be to Out Gambit the Nameless Passenger and throw a wrench in her works. And her with several hundred pictures of him mooning himself in the mirror set to loop while Twilight sees the memories.
  • Last-Second Chance: Invoked. He'd already had a Heel Realization by that point anyway, but he convinced Twilight to extend one for him in order to Out Gambit Nightmare Paradox.
  • Last Villain Stand: He honestly tries to invoke this more out of pride (wanting to go out with a bang), but he's on his deathbed by that point so he's not able to fight and the heroes realize it.
  • Left for Dead: Severely wounded after Rancor cuts Destruction out of him. His parents and older/younger siblings can't seem to care whether he lives or dies or just disappears.
  • The Mole: Takes on this role himself, infiltrating the various resistance groups and riling them up. Probably For the Evulz.
  • Morality Pet: A…weird case with Fluttercruel. She's just as monstrous as he is, and it doesn't look like she's actually changing him for the better by any stretch, but she's the only being in the world he seems to genuinely care about and the only one he treats with any semblance of kindness.
  • My God, What Have I Done?:
    • As surprising as it sounds, after Fluttercruel's death, he actually begins showing guilt for his crimes, particularly for not realizing Fluttercruel was Discorded from birth.
    • We later find out he feels this way about all his crimes but the Nameless Passenger won't let him break character enough to act on it.
  • Not Me This Time: The Voice accuses him of being the one who foiled her attempt to make Twilight go full-on He Who Fights Monsters and become a vengeance-crazed Nightmare. Discord replies that he's actually innocent this time.
  • Not So Different:
    • Spike figures this is what he was trying to prove with the trick he pulled with Spike's instincts, saying that like Discord, Spike is a monster underneath a kind exterior and can't fight his true nature. Spike ultimately proves him wrong in an extremely epic fashion.
    • Says this to the mysterious Voice. It doesn't take it well. He does it again later on when he notices she's using his tried and true method of trying to make himself feel better by trying to make someone else feel worse, in response to Rancor throwing a monkey wrench in her plans.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: The death of his daughter, Fluttercruel, was a big part of Eclipse's torture of him.
  • Papa Wolf: Notices he feels angry when Fluttercruel is hurt by the Valeyard's sonic attack. He seems perplexed and disgusted by this fact.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • Spared Apple Pie for making him laugh.
    • During an Alien Invasion of Equestria, he ended up having a fleeting moment of pity on their ruler and gave him a flower and a full day of health. Even he doesn't understand why he did it, and is outright furious at himself for it.
    • Subverted with him recreating the Sea Ponies. He didn't feel sorry for his genocide of the first race; he just missed their music.
    • He revives all the puppies in a hundred villages and makes it rain candy (non-chocolate) in them, but what he says afterwards implies he only did so because it was the nonsensical thing for someone like him to do.
    • He does several good deeds in Hoofington, but outright says he's only doing it because no one sees acts of mercy coming from him, not because he's a good guy.
    • When the Elements of Harmony storm his castle, he orders the dirt maids to evacuate to Ponythulhu's domain.
    • Just before his final confrontation with the Elements, he restores Screwball and Diamond/Mad Tiara from being a music box and sends them to his backup castle. He even begs the Element Bearers to spare them after he's dead, which they agree to.
    • He made Celestia's imprisonment basically her own personal paradise.
    • It's revealed that he made a Heel–Face Turn loops ago, so these were his true self shining through. But he didn't act on it because Nightmare Eclipse didn't want him to 'break character'.
  • Pragmatic Villainy:
    • He didn't recreate the Sea Ponies out of the good of his heart, he did it because he missed their music.
    • He tried to teach Fluttercruel to be less violent. It seems not so much he's disturbed by her Ax-Crazy personality as she's not getting there's more to chaos than just maiming and killing ponies For the Evulz, such as turning an entire city into a crazy, Baleful Polymorph parade.
  • Puppet King: While he doesn't follow her orders and makes his own choices, he can only rule Equestria in a fashion that Nightmare Eclipse allows him to, which happens to be as an Evil Overlord she can take revenge against. If he doesn't, she copies his actions from a previous cycle and overrides the action he was going to take to force him to remain 'in character'.
  • Running Both Sides:
    • It's made clear in the narration that the rebels only exist post-Cadenza BECAUSE Discord has been deliberately keeping them together by fighting on their side incognito. It seems like he does it to give them a Hope Spot, or else everyone would have just dropped dead from despair. Though it seems the Changelings aren't being manipulated by him, as he's only seen involved with the Virgacorns and Hippogriffs, and Twilight states they have no idea were New Avalon even is.
    • He later admits he did it partly because a part of him enjoyed being 'Wild Tempest' and 'Paradigm Shift'. Given his Heel Realization, it's hard to say how much of his encouragement wasn't genuine.
  • Sadistic Choice: Loves doing this to Traitor Dash.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Ironic as it may be, he manages to do this to The Voice by cutting off her "The Reason You Suck" Speech and pointing out that, this time, she's just trying to make him feel worse to cope with her own Villainous Breakdown at Rancor throwing a wrench in her works (ironically, by stabbing Discord In the Back and mortally wounding him), then comparing the two of them.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Finally returns the favor to The Voice by pointing out the reasons she's trying to give is just her attempt to distract herself from the fact Rancor's betrayal completely derailing her plan and that she can't stand that. He caps it off by pointing out he's the same way.
  • The Unfought: Due to Rancor stabbing him In the Back, he's never fought. While the heroes do attack him (except Twilight and Apple Pie), he's in no condition to fight back at all and dies without truly being fought.
  • Victory Is Boring: Seems to have developed this somewhat.
    • The Voice gives him a "The Reason You Suck" Speech, pointing out that he's always becoming bored with everything he does and, due to being immortal, he'll eventually become bored with everything, essentially trapping him in a Fate Worse than Death of his own creation. He doesn't take it well. He actually seems excited that Twilight rebelled, as it means he's finally got something to do that'll be challenging.
    • Turns out this was invoked by Nightmare Paradox as part of his Ironic Hell.
  • This Was His True Form: Variation. When he dies, his stolen body reverts back to its original form and reveals who he'd actually possessed: Wind Whistler.
  • Villainous Breakdown:
    • Had a brief one after finding himself showing a brief moment of empathy for the leader of the alien invaders a massive Enemy Mine had to be formed to defeat, left completely berserk trying to figure out why he did it until he finally calms down.
    • Apparently had another when Grogar, upon being sealed away, went laughing in his face.
    • Has a brief one following the Voice giving him a "The Reason You Suck" Speech.
  • Villainous BSoD: Spends most of "The Real Hoof Blues" in one after Fluttercruel's death. It ultimately turns out that he had one of these a long ago but Eclipse wouldn't let him act on it.
  • Villainous Crush: Seems he's been somewhat attracted to Pinkie all this time, and takes advantage of the Elements of Harmony attack on his castle to manipulate Angry Pie in such a way that he'll be able to restore her on his terms, giving him the "Queen of Insanity" he's always wanted.
  • Villain Override: Ironically, was a victim of this by Nightmare Paradox anytime he tried to 'break character', with her overwriting his actions with his own from another loop to force him to remain the Big Bad. She tries doing this during his final confrontation, but it fails because she doesn't have any 'footage' that can work with his current position.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: In Sky Ocean. While the majority of the world knows he's an Evil Overlord (and he prefers it that way since without contrast they'll think the world had always been that way), the ponies of Sky Ocean think he was a hero who 'liberated the world from the order obsessed Alicorns', not knowing the original Sea Pony race was wiped out by him for a extremely petty reason. Word of God states he does this because he likes their music and it's easier for him to rule them this way.
  • Villain Song: Sings a version of "Joker's Song" called "Disharmonious Duet" with Fluttercruel about how they're the only ones who enjoy their sadism in 'Off Da Rails' part 1.
  • Villain World: Created one. Until Eclipse hijacked it.
  • We Can Rule Together: Before the final battle, he offers the redeemed Pinkie Pie a position as his Queen of Chaos with an Enormous Engagement Ring. She politely refuses.
  • Written by the Winners:
    • The history the Sea Ponies in his world know is pretty much the opposite of what really happened.
    • Spike theorizes that the Discord he lets the Sea Ponies see is the one Discord wishes he was, but is too afraid to be. Given later developments, it likely ended up being the Discord that he wishes he could be if Paradox would let him.

    Grogar (Dark World) 

    The Valeyard 

  • A God Am I: Is on a full-on Time Lord Victorious power trip. Only unlike the Doctor, he lacks any moral restraint to hold him back. He even thinks himself superior to the Elders.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: According to Havoc, he's guilty of multiple acts of torture, murder, Mind Rape... and stealing several peaches.
  • The Atoner: Shockingly, he becomes this in the afterlife according to Recursive Fanfiction. Upon arriving in Pony Hell, he's tasked with helping Pinkie Pie save one of her adopted foals, and upon the way rediscovers that Good Feels Good. Afterwards, he turns down a lighter sentence in order to help the souls pulling Havoc's chariot find redemption, wondering if one day he might earn it himself. According to Word of God, this was due to his death allowing the memories of his past selves more influence on him, giving him at least some moral framework to build on.
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil:
    • In a way; it's strongly implied that Discord tortured and killed the Doctor repeatedly until he regenerated into someone as twisted as him. Though as opposed to most examples, it wasn't so much that the Doctor was Driven to Madness as he regenerated so many times the Valeyard persona (said to be the personification of all the Doctor's inner evil and darker qualities) finally came to the surface.
    • Played straight in at least one other time loop where the 'Valeyard' is a pegasi!Doctor gone Laughing Mad.
  • Blood from the Mouth: After Derpy mortally wounds him. Justified, as she pretty much crushed his chest.
  • Breaking Lecture: Does this to Apple Pie and Derpy, Apple Pie by using the fact her favorite comic book series ended on a Downer Ending (he was only telling a half truth) and the Mane Cast's loss to Discord 1000 years prior to tear down her belief heroes can win, and Derpy by revealing he's just going to keep regenerating back into the Valeyard and has infinite regenerations, thus there's no getting the Doctor back (he's lying there too). It works better on Apple Pie, driving her into a Heroic BSoD and Discording her, but Derpy breaking through hers snaps her out of it.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Is undoubtedly a very dangerous enemy (all his plans come dangerously close to killing the group) and thinks he's The Man Behind the Man to Discord, but ultimately isn't as big a threat as Discord is and is defeated before he is.
  • The Chessmaster: Came to the fight having planned for pretty much everything that might be thrown at him. Though that also backfires a little bit in that he had everything planned out from the get go, the heroes made it up as they went along.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Some of his tactics for dealing with the Element Bearers fall into this, most notably using a frequency on two sonic screwdrivers that would slowly kill the group in an agonizingly painful way if not stopped. He seems to enjoy it.
  • Crazy-Prepared:
    • Is prepared for pretty much everything the Elements of Harmony throw at him including an attempted corruption when Twilight tries the memory spell on him. The only thing he isn't prepared for is Derpy realizing he's using a regeneration template to maintain his identity.
    The Valeyard: "Who could have predicted this?! Oh right! Me!"
    • According to Recursive Fanfiction, he even kept a backup copy of his personality in the TARDIS programmed to take over the Doctor and restore his identity in case he ever actually was forced to regenerate. Fortunately, he loses the resulting Battle in the Center of the Mind.
  • Didn't See That Coming: The Element Bearers managing to figure out he's using a regeneration template and where it is. He also didn't see his former companion Roseluck returning from beyond the grave as one of Rarity's rock puppets to help defeat him.
  • The Dragon: Like Fluttercruel, he seems set up as this now that Twilight's been redeemed. Though he seems to see himself as the Big Bad instead of Discord. He's actually the Big Bad Wannabe, however.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: At least according to Recursive Fanfiction, he was outright horrified when he discovered Paradox's "Groundhog Day" Loop plan and realized just how many lives she'd destroyed through it. He hints that the number of the lives ended by her is high beyond understanding.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Believes allies only hinder one's progress and can't seem to understand why the heroes just won't refuse to give up. The former leads to his downfall, as he's defeated via teamwork on the group's part.
  • Evil Chancellor: Possibly. We haven't really seen much of him, but he's definitely in Discord's inner circle.
  • Explaining Your Power to the Enemy: Has a habit of bragging about his plans when he snared his enemies with them. Most likely due to how huge his ego is; he can't stand not to let his enemies know how he got the better of them. To be fair, it's only very quick thinking and being outnumbered that this isn't too late for them to do anything about it.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Used to be the Doctor, before Discord got his claws in him.
  • Fallen Hero: Is a pure evil regeneration of the Doctor.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Keeps the Doctor's mannerisms, but lost all of his heroic qualities. Because of this, he gleefully treats situations like threatening to kill someone's daughter with the same air someone would treat talking about the weather.
  • Final Speech: After being mortally wounded and his template destroyed, he gives one last short speech before he regenerates...implying that the heroes might just be the Unwitting Pawns of someone else (It's later confirmed he was talking about Nightmare Paradox).
  • Good Feels Good: Helping Pinkie Pie save one of her foals from Pony Hell reminds him of this in Recursive Fanfiction, beginning his own path to redemption. According to the writer, this was enabled by his death allowing the echos of his past selves to finally influence him.
  • Heel Realization: A Recursive Fanfiction piece has this happen to him (in Hell no less), when he realizes he's not the ultimate incarnation of the Doctor, because the next regeneration was another Doctor not another Valeyard, admitting that the possibility of that was exactly why he feared dying so much. This causes him to question his logic and realize he'd done nothing but replace his old enemies with himself.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: His insistence on dealing with the heroes personally without help leaves him at a disadvantage against the hero's numbers once they get past his tricks. He also makes the mistake of performing a Kick the Dog on Derpy instead of keeping an eye on the others, allowing them to survive what otherwise would've killed them. This in turn bites him in the flank when his torture of Derpy pushes her passed the Rage Breaking Point and she beats him to death after his regeneration template is destroyed.
  • Irony:
    • Tells the girls that they shouldn't rely on their immortality because they never know when they'll not have it. Guess what position he finds himself in at the end of the fight?
    • There's also the fact that he tells Apple Pie all she does is bring hope to ponies. At the end of the fight, she kicks him in the horn, setting things up for Derpy to finish him off.
  • It's All About Me: A Deleted Scene has him upset Traitor Dash was defeated…because he'd scammed her into being his own personal mare servant in exchange for trips on the TARDIS (without actually giving her a way to get when she wanted to) so now he doesn't have a decent cook. While Word of God said this is non canon, they also said this is entirely in character for him.
  • Just Between You and Me: This is how we learn his motives.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • He outright says he had plenty of hostages he could've chose from, it seems he chose Sparkler for his Sadistic Choice specifically to hurt Derpy.
    • Basically everything he does to Derpy in 'The Ultimate Foe'.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: The fate he had in store for the Master was horrific, but the Master was no saint himself.
  • Killed Off for Real: While the Doctor lived on, the destruction of the Valeyard's template followed by him being beaten to death by Derpy effectively killed the Valeyard off. Discord even theorizes, and it's later confirmed, that the Valeyard himself may have gone straight to Hell after being killed while the Doctor continued on.
  • Last of His Kind: Last of the Time Lords, just like in the original series. Only in this case, it's more true since he personally killed the Master for good.
  • Malicious Misnaming: Everyone except Discord keeps getting his name wrong (Barnyard, Junkyard, etc), usually on purpose as an insult.
  • Mythology Gag: His Running Gag of Malicious Misnaming mentioned above is a homage to the original serial where the Doctor insulted the Valeyard in this fashion throughout the episode.
  • No-Sell: Manages to laugh off the Memory Spell. Likely because, unlike the corrupted mane six, the Valeyard is evil in and of himself. Though it is implied it undid the Discording on the base time lord himself.
  • Not Brainwashed: Unlike Discord's other servants, the Valeyard isn't tainted by Discord (the Doctor, and thus the base time lord, was, but the Valeyard incarnation isn't), which goes with the original series presenting him as the personification of the Doctor's inner evil and negative traits. This is why he's able to No-Sell the Memory Spell.
  • Oh, Crap!: Has a satisfying one when the heroes figure out he's using a template to keep regenerating into the Valeyard instead of another incarnation of the Doctor. His life takes a downward spiral from there.
  • Sadistic Choice: Poses one to the heroes to get them to stop; surrender to him or he kills Sparkler. Derpy does exactly what she said she would do and (despite clearly breaking her heart to do so) chooses to save the world. It turns out that that Sparkler was a fake, it was all just to lure them into his trap.
  • Shadow Archetype: To the Doctor himself. He possesses all of the Doctor's negative traits (his ego, his manipulative abilities, and even a full on Time Lord Victorious power trip), but none of his positives. Also, where the Doctor has faith in his companions, the Valeyard believes allies only hinder one's progress. While the Doctor has on many occasions been willing to sacrifice himself to save others, the Valeyard seems absolutely terrified of permanently dying. He also notably is a Chess Master, but doesn't seem as good as the Doctor when it comes to performing an Indy Ploy. Fitting, as the Valeyard was explained by the Master in the original series to be the personification of the Doctor's inner evil and darker qualities.
  • The Starscream: Plans to one day overthrow Discord and, by one way or another obtain his powers and conquer the universe.
  • The Strategist: Seems to be his role, as he was the one who orchestrated the defense during the Alien Invasion.
  • Tempting Fate: Tells the immortal members of the cast they rely on their immortality too much. In the end, he's the one left absolutely terrified of dying when they discover his regeneration template and destroy it along with his form of immortality.
  • That Man Is Dead: Says this about the Doctor. He's lying.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Due to thinking A God Am I, he believed beating the heroes would be a cake walk, but, while he did nearly kill them several times, he ultimately severely underestimated them. Special mention goes to Apple Pie and Derpy. He believed the former was nothing but an easily broken child who's only power was to bring hope to the others and Derpy was a retarded idiot who he'd be able to easily manipulate. The former ends up kicking him square in the head hard enough to leave him vulnerable for the latter to beat him to death. He also didn't realize Derpy was smart enough to figure out how he kept regenerating into the Valeyard.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Has one when the Elements of Harmony find out that he's using a template to keep his personality while regenerating, and frantically tries to stop them from exploiting this.
  • Villains Want Mercy: As Derpy beat him to death (after his regeneration template was destroyed, meaning one more death and the Valeyard persona is Killed Off for Real), he begs her to spare him because they're 'friends'. Derpy replies that she's the Doctor's friend, and the Doctor is out before crushing his hearts and killing him.
  • Villain Team-Up: At least how he views himself and Discord, Discord seems to see him more as simply a minion while the Valeyard sees Discord as his minion.

    Tom Belle 
Voiced by: Ian Murphy

  • Alas, Poor Villain: Is only a villain at all because of his Undying Loyalty to his mother and being too young to know any better. As a result, Applejack is forced to kill him in the resulting fight. Rarity mourning him makes it all the more tragic.
  • Back from the Dead: Is one of those Queen Libra is allowed to bring back.
  • Become a Real Boy: When resurrected, he's now a flesh and blood pony and a little colt.
  • Children Are Innocent: Has a child-like mentality due to only being a few minutes old, and genuinely didn't know any better than to do what Rarity desired. This makes his death rather tragic.
  • Gem Heart: Has organs and bones despite being made of stone, including blood composed of orange energy. This naturally includes his heart.
  • Gemstone Assault: One of his main means of offense is this.
  • Golem: Tom is a lifeless stone statue that gets a soul through love and fights to protect his maker. He even has the requisite tragic death. He's resurrected as a flesh and blood pony however.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Pretty much his primary goal in regards to Rarity.
  • Love Imbues Life: How he was created in the first place: Rarity's love combined with her Element of Desire brought him to life.
  • Killed Off for Real:
    • Is mortally wounded by Applejack in the fight and dies after saying goodbye to Rarity, but his soul is seen entering Pony Heaven escorted by Sweetie Belle.
    • Subverted in the end, when Queen Libra is allowed to resurrect ponies who died from Discord's actions, including him.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: How he acts, though considering he was born from Rarity, that's no surprise.
  • Living Statue: Was brought to life by Rarity's Element of Chaos, but is a fully sentient, living thing.
  • Love Imbues Life: Rarigreed's desire to have her love be real brought him to life (though, she ultimately decides he's her son).
  • Made of Diamond: Partially. His mane, tail, hooves, cutie mark, and armor are composed of diamond and as hard as one would think.
  • Obliviously Evil: Genuinely believed he was protecting Rarity by fighting the heroes due to being born to protect her, yet his mindset was too childlike for him to know any better than what she told him or perceive what he was doing was wrong.
  • Our Homunculi Are Different: Was born of Rarity's desire for "Tom" to be real, but is truly alive and has a soul.
  • Prince Charming: Also how he acts.
  • Taken for Granite: Has this ability, and nearly does it to Spike during their fight before he's stopped.
  • Tragic Villain: He may have tried his hardest to stop the group from freeing Rarity, but he genuinely didn't know what he was doing was wrong and all he wanted to do was make her happy.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Rarity.
  • Younger Than They Look: Is only a newborn, but was "born" a full grown stallion. It shows in some of his actions and the fact he honestly didn't know any better than what he was doing.

     Rancor (Dark World)/Disruption 
Voiced by: TBA

  • Achilles' Heel: Her reliance on the passions of her enemies; if they fight calmly, they're able to actually her.
  • Affably Evil: Though whether or not she could actually be called 'evil' is debatable. Her motivation was simply to retrieve Destruction's power and take his place; after doing that, she leaves.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Of Revenge, Violence, and Passions, according to herself when she was a few minutes old. And eventually, Destruction. If the name she chooses afterwards and the role she played in Dark World is any indication, she may also embody Disruptions.
  • Anti-Hero: She's actually this, as her reason for being sent was to take back Destruction's power from Discord so it could be used for it's actual purpose (Destruction's role as a cosmic force of nature) rather than just Discord's sadistic games. However, shes' willing to do more or less whatever she has to do to succeed, including fighting the mane six and helping the Valeyard until she gets her moment.
  • Anti-Villain: Type IV, she's not opposing the mane six out of any malevolence, but because she was ordered to, and is more or less a Friendly Enemy. She's actually an Anti-Hero.
  • Badass Boast:
    • Said when she's literally a few minutes old (and still adorable).
    Rancor: ...I am revenge. I am violence. I am passions. I am rancid to the core. I am one of the winds of chaos. I am nature's fury against nature's law. I am of the Draconequi!
    • Gets another one during her Big Entrance into Discord's throne room:
    "I am Rancor Adrestia Typhon, Animosity. All behold me, and give into your passions! Your rages! Your lusts! Your dramas! Bring forth the blood of all who have wronged you upon my altar!"
    • Another one when she steals Destruction's power from Discord:
    "Follow your passions, let the fire devour you, become the fire itself. Let loose the savage that exists inside each of you. And bring destruction on those who you crave revenge against."
  • Bastard Understudy: Was plotting against Discord the whole time, and was only waiting for the right moment to strike.
  • Big Entrance: Her emergence into the mortal world.
  • Blade on a Stick: Her Concept Killing Spear, which was used to kill Cupid by a Pegasus. Strife gave it to her as a birthday present, and Rancor had to earn getting to use it. That said, she rarely uses it due to knowing how easily she could be Hoist by Her Own Petard. The one time she does use it, she impales Discord and uses it to steal Destruction's power from him. After using it to wound Twilight in such a way that it'd stun Nightmare Eclipse during the Final Battle, she atomizes it for the same reason she rarely used it.
  • Blood Knight: Believes someone's true passions can only be seen in a fierce battle. Which is exactly what she wants to have with the heroes.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: Responds to Rarity's distaste with her violent preferences by pointing out she is Violence and thus she's naturally bloodthirsty. She also points out that some of her personality traits are due to being an immature Concept, and thus she's naturally shallow.
  • Body Horror: Is able to shed her skin like a snake; that means exiting her body through her own mouth.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Lampshaded; when she announces which bones she's going to break, Spike calls her out on this being tactically stupid.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Justified; due to being the embodiment of Passions, she can be rather unstable. She's so random that Twilight finds her more confusing than Discord.
  • Cool Uncle: Gender-inverted; Fluttercruel seems to see her as one.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: Is implied to be very close to Havoc.
  • The Ditz: Has shades of this, in that she interrupts the Duel of Tears in order to get Rarity's autograph.
  • The Dragon: Seems to have taken this role to her brother, considering she was sent to work for him by their parents and is by far his most powerful follower.
  • Expecting Someone Taller: Says this about Discord. He says it's because he slouches.
  • False Reassurance: Promises Discord that she's watching his back. This is where she plunges her spear.
  • Foe Romance Subtext: While one-sided, she has a crush on Spike. She takes this to the extreme of challenging Rarity for Spike (Rarity and Spike fight her together anyway).
  • Friendly Enemy: During her first meeting with the heroes she doesn't really do much of anything remotely evil and is actually quite sociable. Unlike Discord, it seems genuine in her case. She even interrupts the Duel of Tears to ask Rarity for an autograph.
  • Game Face: She has shark teeth, but she only shows them when doing something particularly violent or about to actually fight. Same goes with her claws. Her eyes are also described as being those of a wolf during this, but whether they changed or this is just the first time attention is drawn to them hasn't been said.
  • Good All Along: Was actually sent to steal back Destruction's power from Discord so it could be used for its actual purpose instead of his games, rather than help him fight the mane cast. She even wounds Twilight with her Spear in such a way that it triggers during the Final Battle and stuns Nightmare Eclipse before leaving.
  • It Was a Gift: Her spear was a birthday present from Strife, she implies the ribbon she had tied to will have been one from Twilight.
  • Have We Met Yet?: Thanks Twilight for the ribbon she keeps tied to her spear, much to Twilight's surprise, as this was the first time (from her perspective) that she'd met Rancor.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: Her actual reason for being in the epilogue timeline and becoming her brother Discord's apprentice - she wanted to steal Destruction's power from Discord for herself and use it as it was actually intended. The story about her being sent by her Parents was just an alibi. She eventually succeeds in her goal.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: Defied, she doesn't use her spear during the fight, despite it being her most powerful weapon, specifically because it could be used against her. She even name-drops the trope.
    • That said, her insistence on fighting Spike — who's the most passionate of the heroes — bites her in the ass when he figures out how to actually hurt her.
  • Mad God: Justified, due to being the living embodiment of Passions.
  • Meaningful Rename: She adopts the name "Disruption" after stealing and absorbing Destruction's stolen power from Discord.
  • Mythology Gag: Apparently is a fan of The Rockin' Beats.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability:
    • As she explains and demonstrates, you can knock her around all you want, but you can't beat the concept of violence with violence. Because of this, she's more or less able to shrug off everything the heroes throw at her.
    • Turns out her weakness is things that aren't technically violence, like weighing her down and letting gravity slam her into something or letting her run herself through with her own momentum. She also states that she hasn't learned how to erase damage yet.
  • Noble Demon: Doesn't take advantage of the heroes while they're tired or weak, and even protects several of them from an explosion during the fight. Justified as she's not really evil, she was just sent to help Discord by their Parents (in actuality, to steal Destruction's power back from him).
  • Nothing Personal: Her conflict with the main cast really isn't, she has nothing against them and actually likes them, it's just her parents sent her to help Discord (for reasons yet to be explained). She does enjoy fighting them, but has nothing against them personally.
  • Pet the Dog: Gives Apple Pie the last few pages of the comic the Valeyard gave her, revealing what the Valeyard presented as a Downer Ending to actually be a Bittersweet Ending, and swears to Entropy that there's no strings attached.
  • Physical Goddess
  • Power Incontinence: Subverted. Word of God has stated her body is custom made to use Destruction's power without the problems he and to some degree Discord (who they made somewhat more unhinged than he already was, but that's not saying much) had with it.
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: When she absorbs Destruction's essence from Discord, she rapidly ages into an adult draconequus, as she finally became complete with the power.
  • Power Parasite: Rips Destruction's essence out of Discord and consumes it. This was actually her mission the entire time and she was literally made to be compatible with it.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: When it's not her turn to try to kill the mane six, she has no animosity towards them at all (ironic, considering that's one of the things she embodies) and is downright friendly towards them. Justified as it's literally just something she was ordered to do. This is proven when she actually gets what she was sent to get (Destruction's essence from Discord). After completing her transformation into an adult as a result, she bids the heroes farewell, opens a portal to Oblivion, and leaves to go to a party her family is having to celebrate her success.
  • Revenge: One of the things she represents. As such, Angry Pie is her favorite of the Chaos Six.
  • See You in Hell: Tells the Valeyard to make sure and tell her Father hi when he gets to Pony Hell after he Blackmails her into helping him. Amusingly, he actually does, at least according to Recursive Fanfiction.
  • Sixth Ranger: To Discord's side. She becomes a Sixth Ranger Traitor once her motives for joining Discord are revealed.
  • Sixth Ranger Traitor: Turns out her reason for being sent in the first place was to rip Destruction's essence out of him and absorb it, causing her to evolve into her adult state. She then promptly leaves him to die to return to the Draconequi dimension.
  • Spanner in the Works: Ends up being one to the Voice's (and pretty much everyone's) plans by betraying Discord, which came out of nowhere. Even more so because she didn't care she disrupted anyone's plans in the process. There's a good reason she renames herself Disruption.
  • Thicker Than Water:
    • Has nothing against the Elements of Harmony personally, but between orders from Her Parents and wanting to protect her niece and brother, she has no problem fighting them.
    • Doesn't stop her from literally stabbing Discord in the back to get Destruction's power. That said, she doesn't finish him off, saying she doesn't have a reason to kill her own brother, and the Draconequi's idea of 'fair punishment' tends to be a tad excessive by mortal standards due to their Blue and Orange Morality.
  • Transformation Sequence: When she transforms into her adult form. Also, Transformation Is a Free Action is justified, as interrupting it would've caused a gigantic explosion taking out at the very least Equestria.
  • Tyke-Bomb: Is stated to have been born for a specific purpose. This turns out to be steal Destruction's power back from Discord. She is even explicitly stated she becomes complete by consuming it and Word of God has said she was designed by Her Parents to be able to use it without experiencing negative effects like her brothers did.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Has a relatively mild one when Spike turns the fight around and she actually starts feeling pain. She goes from smug Affably Evil villainous to whining like any teen not getting their way. Justified because she is a teenager and being immune to violence means she hasn't gotten hurt all that much, and thus hasn't experienced pain frequently enough to build up a tolerance to it.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: After stealing Destruction's power from Discord, she abandons him and returns to the Draconequi dimension. Thought at this point, how much of a 'villain' she is is debatable.
  • Wild Card: While she is working for Discord, she has no real animosity towards the heroes and on occasion, when it isn't her turn to fight, helps them if it doesn't directly harm her brother such as giving Apple Pie the last pages of the comic the Valeyard used in an attempt to break her, revealing it had a Bittersweet Ending instead of a Downer Ending. Also, her true motives are unknown to everyone. It turns out her true side was her family's, as her mission was to reclaim Destruction's power from Discord so it could go back to being used for its intended purpose.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: In a rather odd variation, she pulls this on her spear. Once she's gotten her use out of it, she takes the ribbon off it and uses Destruction's power to obliterate it.
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    Golden Tiara (Dark World)/Screwball 
The mother of Diamond Tiara.
  • Action Mom: Is more active as Diamond's mother in this verse, due to Diamond also being insane, but still very badass. She maintains this after her Heel–Face Turn, fighting in the second Grogar War.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Apparently joined Minty and the Changeling Rangers in pulling one of these to save the bearers from a group of minions Grogar made specifically to take them out.
  • Co-Dragons: Was this with her daughter to Discord before the mane six got 'broken in'.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: As shown in the main timeline, she was already a badass before, but Discord gave her toon powers.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Genuinely loves her 'uncle' Discord and her daughter. The feeling seems mutual.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After Nightmare Eclipse is defeated, she comes to work for Queen Libra and her insanity is cured. According to Loose Canon, she helped fight Grogar's army when he returned.
  • Kangaroo Court: Held one in Manehattan at some point in Discord's reign.
  • Mama Bear: This aspect of her original persona is still intact as shown when she saved Diamond and the other Bearers from Grogar's anti-Elements squad.
  • Not Brainwashed: Her love of Discord is completely genuine and she and Diamond still love him after their Heel–Face Turn.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Was made immortal by Discord, so she hasn't aged a day despite being over a thousand years old.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Spent the time since her 'retirement' as a living doll in a music box, though apparently this was fairly enjoyable. Discord releases her, but forbids her from fighting the Elements.
  • Toon Physics: Discord gave her this as a power when he made her The Dragon.
  • The Unfought: Despite being among Discord's remaining minions, she's never fought by the Dark World Mane Six because Discord sent her away because he knew she couldn't win and she makes a HeelFaceTurn soon after.

    Diamond Tiara (Dark World)/Mad Tiara 
Golden Tiara's daughter, and a minion of Discord.
  • The Atoner: After her Heel Realization, she realizes all she's ever done is cause ponies misery, and decides to make up for it, starting with Scootaloo.
  • Co-Dragons: With her mother to Discord until the Mane Six were 'broken in'.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Genuinely loves her mother and Discord and appears to have joined him so she could be with her mother. The feeling is mutual. She still loves him after regaining her sanity and performing a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After Nightmare Eclipse's defeat, she joins Queen Libra and had her insanity cured. She even becomes Fluttercruel's replacement as Element of Cruelty.
  • Heel Realization: Had one upon seeing Discord's, meaning her attempts to make him happy had hurt him instead.
  • In Spite of a Nail: Despite the drastically different circumstances, she still ended up being The Dragon to Discord to be with her mother, though in this case, she gets a Happy Ending instead of going Nightmare.
  • Karma Houdini: Scootaloo accuses her of being this. Diamond actually agrees with her as a part of her Heel Realization and offers her the chance to give her the karma they think she deserves.
  • Meaningful Echo: After being reunited with the resurrected Silver Spoon and agreeing to be her friend again, the two do their hoofshake, this time in a more heartwarming context.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Had this reaction upon realizing she was making Discord more miserable due to Eclipse's plan, triggering her Heel Realization.
  • Not Brainwashed: Played with. While Discord did drive her crazy, she implies she let him do so so she could be with her mother and after becoming sane again, truly loves him as her uncle and thanks him for doing it, even if she admits her actions while insane were wrong.
  • Redeeming Replacement: Becomes this to Fluttercruel. Despite being the Element of Cruelty and still a bit crazy, she's on the hero's side and isn't an Ax-Crazy Serial Killer. She represents it by being cruel to bad ponies now, however.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Discord made her and her mother immortal, so even a thousand years later, she still looks like a filly.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Like her mother, she was turned into a music box doll after her 'retirement', though it wasn't that bad of a fate. Discord releases her but sends her away so she won't die fighting the Bearers and she makes a Heel–Face Turn soon after.
  • Shadow Archetype: To the main timeline Diamond. Like her, she took a Deal with the Devil with Discord to be with her mother and went insane, and eventually came to the realization her life had revolved around causing others misery and the feelings of worthlessness to come from that. However, where main Diamond became a nihilistic Nightmare, Dark World Diamond made it into a legit Heel Realization and resolved to become a better pony to give her life meaning. According to Word of God, this was entirely intentional.
  • Toon Physics: Like her mother, she got these from Discord as a power. She keeps them after her Heel–Face Turn and is the only new Bearer who seems to use them over her Element of Chaos power.
  • The Unfought:
    • Like her mother, the Bearers never face off against her because Discord sends her away because Discord doesn't want them to die and makes a Heel–Face Turn soon after.
    • This is part of the reason Scootaloo was upset with her. Ironically, offering Scootaloo a chance to fight her if it would help put their past behind them is what convinces her to give Diamond a second chance.
  • Words Can Break My Bones: Her power as Element of Cruelty causes physical pain akin to being cut in proportion to how painful her words hurt the target. She implies she can literally cut if she hits hard enough but hasn't confirmed this is the case.

    Spoiler Character 

Nightmare Eclipse/Paradox

See Nameless Passenger in the 'Epilogue Timeline-Other' Section.

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