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Discord is the main antagonist featured in The Return of Harmony Part 1 and Part 2. Originally imprisoned in stone by Princess Celestia and Princess Luna. He escapes from his stony prison and starts to spread chaos all across Equestria. As his first move, Discord steals the Elements of Harmony and offers a challenge in the form of a riddle as the only hint to their whereabouts. Twilight Sparkle and her friends agree to play by his rules and venture off to retrieve the Elements of Harmony in order to stop him.

Physical appearanceEdit

The word "draconequus" is composed of the Latin "draco" and "equus", meaning "dragon horse". Discord is a combination of many body parts from different creatures. His head is horse-like, with a deer antler on the right, a goat horn on the left, one long fang, different-sized pupils, a snake tongue, and a beard. He has the right arm of a lion, the left claw of an eagle, the right leg of a lizard, and the left leg of a goat. In addition, he has a bat's right wing, a Pegasus' left wing, and a snake's tail. A creature composed of several different animals is called a chimera. While Discord is technically a chimera in that sense, this term is not used in the show.

Role in Discord ArcEdit


In The Return of Harmony Part 1 and Part 2, Discord is shown to be a mischievous, manipulative trickster with little to no consideration towards his victims, who uses powerful magic and illusions to alter reality and control others. During these two episodes, his main goal is to get revenge on Princess Celestia and Princess Luna for imprisoning him in stone.

He has a sense of showmanship and drama, preferring to be playful towards his victims before getting down to business, even mocking and bantering with Celestia and the six main ponies in Canterlot Tower. He is seen laughing at the expense of others and often manipulates the laws of reality for the sake of his own amusement, often at the cost of others. Among other things, Discord reverses the ponies' behavior, making Twilight Sparkle miserable and depressed, and generally causing ridiculous (and in some cases, horrific) things to happen.

Discord is arrogant and overconfident, as he underestimated the ponies' ability to restore their friendship and wield the Elements of Harmony. Despite having a fondness for anarchy and chaos, he can become easily annoyed if things don't go according to his plan; he becomes impatient when he cannot corrupt Fluttershy as easily as the other ponies.

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