A thought recently came to my rather odd mind a little while ago while reading a Spiderman comic. It involves Discord.
Now I'm am aware that at times my thought process can seem a bit random and weird, but you all seem to not be bothered when this happens so I'm going to share this little thought that popped into my head.
Discord kind of reminds me of Venom.
And I don't mean their personalities, appearance or anything like that. I what puts them together in my mind is their circumstance.
When Venom was first introduced in the Spiderman lore, he quickly amassed a lot of popularity much like Discord did, to the point where he was one of the most popular characters in the Marvel roster. Venom became so popular and so well loved that at some point Marvel decided to make him an anti-hero in the series "Venom: Lethal Protector" so because Marvel didn't want a character who was evil as one of their most beloved they chose to make him one of the good guys.
Now what made me think about Discord was me wondering if this was Hasbro's thought process. Discord had already become one of the most popular characters in the show to the point where the one question that wasn't far from most of the fan's minds was, "When is Discord coming back?"
I wander if Hasbro had a problem with a villain becoming one of their most popular characters much like Marvel did with Venom. So they made him good in order to fell less uncomfortable about it. It might explain why it did seem a little rushed, unless that one fan theory that Discord is just pretending to be good is really true. If it is that would make a good Fluttershy episode that could deal with the themes of betrayal.
Now I have no idea if this was Hasbro's actual though process, its only a theory.
I for one don't have any problem with Discord being good, its given me and a lot of other people who like bizarre fanfiction an actual canon excuse to write about some good old weirdness thanks to the fact that we now have a character who has a strange power set and a love of the chaotic on the side of good. The bizarre has always fascinated me and Discord's very nature is bizarre.
Okay, me rambling about this is now out of my system so here's something cute: