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Man, I’ve been seeing a bunch of posts talking about how terrible Discord is because he is abusive, and the show is teaching little girls to accept abuse and tolerate it and befriend abusers.
And I just…. huh.
I can’t really agree?
First off, the Mane 6 don’t really “accept” him. I mean, they kind of hate him. They pretty nicely showcased that today. Even when Twilight agreed to
sorta kindahelp him, she did it with very obvious annoyance. And anger. And just general pissed offedness. And not really taking any of his shit.
Honestly, the vibe I was getting during the whole thing was that she was putting up with it so as not to appear like a jerk in front of Cadence.
The rest of them obviously had no interest in bothering with him.
Except for Fluttershy. And that brings me to the point that kind of irks me.
People seem to insist that Discord is using her and abusing her, and Fluttershy is so good-natured that she just sort of takes it. And this teaches young girls to accept abuse as normal.
Except that Fluttershy doesn’t do that? Like, even the rest of the Mane 6 thought that this was the case back in Keep Calm and Flutter On, and that led to my favorite moment when Fluttershy shuts them all up by asking them if they all just thought her naiive and foolish. And of course they had. They’d thought that she was just letting herself get pushed about and was bending to his whim through manipulation and whatnot, whereas Fluttershy had a legit plan and recognized everything that was happening.
And while recognizing it, she chose to continue carrying out a plan that she had formulated despite everyone’s doubts. She wasn’t hurt by any of what he did. She was inconvenienced, yes, but she knew that this would happen, she planned on it, and she decided to tolerate it to achieve a certain goal.
And in the end? In the end, when Discord was doing actual harm, she told him to knock it off. When he didn’t, she withdrew her friendship. She did not tolerate that. She had a limit, she enacted it, and she made him cease his shit. And, presumably, since Equestria isn’t flooded by chocolate milk, she has continued to make him curb his shit while allowing him enough jerkassery to still be him.
And due to that jerkassery, everyone else doesn’t like him. And doesn’t play nice with him. And doesn’t roll over for him. And makes it very very clear that he is unpleasant, and that they want nothing to do with him, and that he will not succeed in manipulating them because goddamn, they are watching him like a hawk.
So yeah. I just can’t see it as an abuse dynamic. Like, I’ve seen abuse dynamic on The Hub *cough*Megatron/Starscream*cough*, and this doesn’t ring my alarms at all. Most of the Mane 6 make it clear that he is on their shit list, and Fluttershy? Fluttershy genuinely seems to like him, but she’s not willing to be hurt, or to have others be hurt, because of him. And she makes that very clear. She puts her hoof down, she curbs him, and she befriends him because she wants to.
if there ever comes a point where I have too much spare time I am GOING to make that lamp, no one can stop me
“Keep Calm and Flutter On” preview clip
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John de Lancie returns to MLP.
Not sure if true or a troll… but AWESOME IF TRUE. Also SPOILERS IF TRUE.
So it turns out Discord = Star Swirl? Funny, I actually remember reading that theory in a fanfiction somewhere.
He who controls the butthurt controls the universe.
John De Lancie is wearing a hat based off a cartoon made for little girls
Your argument is invalid
Someone needs to see this.
Why does Discord get portrayed as a sympathetic character in fan works?
He’s an evil bastard. A cool evil bastard, but still an evil bastard.
I have a hard time seeing a character whose worst offense equals to vandalism as an “evil bastard.”
People seem to have no issue with redeeming Trixie, or even excusing/justifying Nightmare Moon’s actions, so idk why people get up on my grill about doing the same with Discord.