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Here, in darkness of my prison, unmoving, I have laid here for hundreds of years. A god does not need food, water, air or sunlight. Eternity can be unbearable if you have nothing to keep you occupied. And what can you do, if you are locked in dark, cramped chamber, surrounded by all types of magical barriers?

You start looking for a gap.

I still remember my sweet, beautiful Nightmare Moon, so bright and so proud. She would smash these locks, break the barriers apart. Leave nothing but slightest embers of magic, which would melt into her magnificent black mane. And then, she would make night and shadow itself kneel before its true goddess. But I am not strong enough. My powers pale in comparison to those of Nightmare Moon.

The only thing I am good at - is spreading seeds of chaos. To look for contradictions and create strife and discord.

That is why I'm not fighting my barriers. No, I listen to them; I seek out the gaps between two layers of defensive magic. Cracks within the shields which separate me from the outside world. Gaps, no bigger than a needle, where an almost unseen dissonance can grow in the rhythmic buzz of the magical fields.

I do what I am good at – I enhance contradictions, deepen weaknesses.

There is no need to hurry - I have all time in the world. Music of bolts becomes a cacophony. Instead of working together, parts of my prison begin to interfere and break onto themselves. Harmony slips away, and in her place appears the beautiful, wonderful, unpredictable and terrifying discord.

The barrier restraining my senses will fall first. Vision, hearing and touch, slowly my omniscience returns to me. My perception escapes my prison's limits.

My senses, I unleash them, and, as my loyal servants, they travel around Equestria, searching for Elements of Harmony, and the one who imprisoned me.

I will not come back unprepared.

I see six wielders of the Elements. Nothing but mortal ponies, who somehow obtained power beyond their imagination. My dear Nightmare, why?

"Why?" – I whispered, as feeling of her presence has gone, taken away by the Rainbow of Light. Once more, without a second thought, she had taken to the fight. Once more, too proud to hide. And once more, despite all her words, not a single pony killed… I am not going to kill anyone either. The dead are useless to me.

The dead cannot watch my triumph.

Senses, weakened by ages of imprisonment, are returning to me. I do not need majestic speeches, nor powerful magic. I won't even use my influence yet. For now, all I have to do - is to wait. Let wielders of the Elements lose vigilance, let them forget about their power and return to ordinary life. And at that time I will look for rusted links in chain of their friendship. Now I understand – that was the only right decision.  Elements of Harmony are too pure to be harnessed by a mere mortal. Contradictions have rotten our "heroes" from within and now their fall is only a matter of time.

After all, they are just mortal ponies. And every mortal has its weakness.

Honesty tried to fulfill all promises she gave and, unable to deal with impossible task, failed each one step by step. Laughter's doubt in the loyalty of her friends brought a shadow over her joy, a shadow that I could manipulate. Generosity almost ruined her hard work and reputation in a vain attempt to make her friends happy. Loyalty became a miserable shade of herself, once she faced the anxiety of a crowd and the betrayal of her friend. When Kindness realized that could not force  animals to love her she turned from shy little pony into a raging beast. Finally, the element of Magic, this pathetic bookworm trembled in terror when she finally understood, that some questions in this world can't be solved by a spell or an ancient tome.

So now that I have acquired my instruments, all Equestria will shake! For I am about to play my symphony of discord.

What will Honesty do if in moment of danger she will have to choose between her friends and her family?

How would Laughter react if I'll turn everyone against her?

Will Generosity still remember about her friends, when she achieves fame and fortune she always desired?

Loyalty, when on one hoof lays the fate of Cloudsdale and that of your friends on the other, to whom will you be loyal?

What if Kindness suddenly realized that no one needs a shy yellow pegasi that world has left behind many years ago?

And, finally, what will Magic do, if she is forced to stand alone? The mere sight of me will break her.

I will not engage even in a single battle. Let's leave this opportunity to others. Griffins, who have always wanted to bite a piece out of Equestria. Buffalos, who have been forced to tolerate ponies far too long. Dragons, who merely need an excuse to reclaim the mountain peaks, where they laid for hundreds of years, until first settlers appeared. Finally, even ponies will turn against their princess, in order to end her prolonged reign. Just a few manipulations and this powder keg will explode.

I am not going fight.

I'm just going to do what I am good at.
Oneshot about Discord that I wrote shortly after hearing about his future appearance in season 2.

(translation - courtecy of :iconartimg:
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:icontoothpastebeatboxer:
ToothpasteBeatboxer Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOVE IT. Totally awesome writing. I especially love the way you describe each individual element.
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promeatheus Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow
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DWproductions1 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   General Artist
Whoa.
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RainbowDash3221XD Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
...Woooooooooooow
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KurseofKings Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Very nice! Have you ever decided to submit this to Equestria Daily? Here's how, if you don't know: [link]
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:iconsodomitor:
sodomitor Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I tried. Submission must be 3k words or more, mine is 1.5k.
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discord666 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
thats explain a lot,he not going to kill everypony,he will just do what hes good at.explois weakness,and creat chaos by turning then against each other.
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:iconkurseofkings:
KurseofKings Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Wait, future? When did his statue appear in season 1?
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:iconsodomitor:
sodomitor Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I wrote it before season 2 started. Used rumors and stuff.
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:iconkurseofkings:
KurseofKings Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
May I have an example of one please?
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:iconsodomitor:
sodomitor Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hmm... well, rumours were...
- name is Discord
- imprisoned in 'stone prison' or dungeon of sorts 1000 or more years
- powerful , chaotic, manipulative
- alicorn probably
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Samuraijack5 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
holy mother of monkeys! this has to be one of the greatest things i have ever read! (im a huge discord fan XD) You, my friend, have just earned my respect :P brilliant how it ties to almost all of the first series "disasters" :)
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sodomitor Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, it was based on rumors, and hey, look how it turned out! Thanks :D
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PhoenixPrime Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student Writer
Amazingly done~ It gave me chills to think about.
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:iconsodomitor:
sodomitor Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. I wrote it before episode, way before, when we first heard about 'Discord guy' who supposed to be antagonist in first two episodes of second season and... why the hell not, I thought, and wrote it.

Glad you liked it. :D
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amberrito Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
/)^3^(\ <- my face right now.
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alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Chaos has one weakness Discord. It's can't grow or evolve. It just remains it's random self.

Friends may drift apart . . . but they REMAIN FRIENDS!
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sodomitor Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Come on! Chaos - beginning and end of EVERYTHING. It's creative, it can became anything and produce everything. It's evolving constantly, and that's Chaos that balance Harmony, by the way. Just like darkness and light, they define each other. They need each other.
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alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
I never ceases to amaze me.

How many arguments, fights, and conflicts are born because people are using the same sound but for different ideas.
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:iconsodomitor:
sodomitor Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
If everyone was just agreeing, world would be such a boring place!
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:iconalexwarlorn:
alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
May you live in interesting times.
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Team-Friction Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
He won't fight. WE will.

Discord will pay for his crimes.
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:iconsodomitor:
sodomitor Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Pay? Does Celestia paid for her crimes? She with her sister STOLE his throne, imprisoned him in stone for eons... for what? For keeping balance between Chaos and Harmony?
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Team-Friction Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Celestia has no crimes to date. We call what she, her sister and the Elements did to Discord 'liberation'.
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sodomitor Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Exactly. You call it 'liberation'. Well, I call Discord's actions - 'taking back what belongs to him'.
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Team-Friction Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
It doesn't belong to him. Nothing does. He has no right to it and he sacrificed what little rights he had long ago.
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sodomitor Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh yes, so out of three gods only Celestia and Luna has right to rule, you say? Why? Because they take throne from Discord by force and so-called Elements of 'HARM-ony'?

I see, you support that tyrant Celestia, right?
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Team-Friction Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
We are evenly divided, the seven of us.

Three of us serve Princess Celestia.
Three fight for the fallen, Nightmare Moon.

And the final, consumed by his own madness, worships Discord.
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alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Personally I wonder if the reason that the patheon is so small is because Discord slaughtered the rest.

Or in a war between the Alicorns and the Dracaqui they are the only survivors.
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Crystal-Dream Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh my Gosh, it speaks to me so much, and this is why I love Discord, for he has his other method of escaping the prison, and discord is always what follows brief harmony. You captured this so well in this fanfic. Instant Fav!
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sodomitor Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
thanks))
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shining-armor7 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
I LOVE IT
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:iconcormei:
Cormei Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
giving me shivers, I LOVE IT
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formorian5 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
My favorite type of villain. They cannot be reasoned with, because what they don't want anything normal entities want. They want to burn, to destroy, to see the world destroy itself. A master manipulator who let's others do his job for him, and the best part is that they WANT to do his work, even if they don't know it is his work they do.
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afsadgfd Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
that sent chills down my spine




98 percent of ponies support Princess Celestia's tyranny. If you are part of the 2 percent that would join Princess Luna's rebellion, copy and paste this into your signature..that is..if you want to..
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sodomitor Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Hehe... I especially proud of his unwilingness to fight. He just going to do what he does best, his life's calling, and that's scary. Because villains that loves their job - best villains.
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Wesdaaman Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student General Artist
probaby the best theme song for this guy should be "In The Dark of the Night" from "Anastasia"
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Zamora1986 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
I was reading this fic while listening to The Fallen from the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen score. I find it more fitting because, according to Transformers mythology, the Fallen is one of the original 13 Transformers; his purpose was to oversee entropy, the orderly dissolution of all things in preparation for the next creation.

[link]
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Wesdaaman Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Student General Artist
epic
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:iconheartsvenom:
heartsvenom Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
Now... That is true discord. The cunning, clever enemy makes the best of stories.
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:iconsodomitor:
sodomitor Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, like Azula in Avatar))
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:iconheartsvenom:
heartsvenom Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
Indeed, But even more clever, that makes a story great.
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Art-Surgery Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! I love this a lot! Is fantastic! I see that many fanfics will appear because of this character.
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sodomitor Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks) I can't wait to see season 2 and lots of Discord fanfics!
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Art-Surgery Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Me too :D
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RexIvan Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
I like this, and I'm hoping that Discord actually behaves this way. Not fighting any creature but having them fight each other. The power of Chaos able to corrupt and spread strife.

I think, I read something about Lauren Faust saying that the reason Luna had been turned into Nightmare Moon was because of Discord. I wonder if he tries to reclaim her in season 2.
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sodomitor Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for commenting)

I do hope that Discord will behave as cunning, elusive enemy that spreads lie and turns friends against each other. It'll be much more dangerous that simple brute attack.

I think if Luna really was turned into Nightmare Moon because of Discord, it's awesome. Imagine, if he turned one goddess-sister againts other, what can he do to mere mortals? Oh my, think of possibilities: corrupted Blueblood, turning ponies against aunt Celestia and leader of political revolt, Trixie, spreading gossip about mane 6 and Luna, making others believe that Nightmare Moon is still here just disguised as Luna, Discord reopens old wounds of Luna and uses her insecurities and loneliness... Oh my. I can't wait to see fanfics about him after first two episodes.
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TheUnrealChrichan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Haha... oh wow, you wrote a fanfic about a villain we haven't even seen yet

Or, wait, was he a G1 villain or something?

Anyways, nice job. Quite a few errors as usual, though. Might want to find a proofreader.
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sodomitor Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Yes! I saw post on ED about Discord, that he's male and future villain at season 2, episode 1, and thought "he needs his own fic NOW" so here we are.

I'm currently looking for proof reader, can you tell me where I can find him?
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TheUnrealChrichan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, well I do edit fics from time to time.

I've already read the stories you have up on your DA, so going over their grammar and spelling should be no problem.

Want to do this via Google Docs? My gmail is scawking@gmail.com
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