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29th Mar 2022, 6:00 AM in What About Discord?
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Newbiespud 29th Mar 2022, 6:00 AM edit delete
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It also helps that, in-universe, it's only been like... three to five days since Discord won.

Still, for a plan improvised pretty much on the fly, this scheme holds up better than I expected.

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Jannard 29th Mar 2022, 6:05 AM edit delete reply
A thousand years aren't all that useful if you spend them in suspended animation, unable to know any of the developments of the civilization and people you're going to try to conquer/subdue. He could just as likely have been broken out into cyberpony land and instantly contained in some technodoodle with little effort, that's the extent of what he doesn't know he doesn't know. Well, the player does know, but that's hardly a way to justify a character's superiority.
rmsgrey 29th Mar 2022, 6:17 AM edit delete reply
Was Discord unaware during the thousand years, or was he just physically contained? It's been a while, but my impression is that he was aware of what was happening in Equestria, just unable to interact with it.
Discord 29th Mar 2022, 6:51 AM edit delete reply
To quote season 3 me

"Being turned to stone doesn't keep me from hearing every word Celestia says. Although I admit it makes rolling my eyes a challenge."
Digo 29th Mar 2022, 8:32 AM edit delete reply
Being used as a pigeon roost... XD

I do wonder what Celestia was talking about around Discord, and if she knew that he was conscious the entire time.
Jennifer 29th Mar 2022, 8:49 PM edit delete reply
To quote the Irish song Lord Nelson, about the IRA's destruction of the Nelson Pillar in Dublin:

And then in 1966, on March the seventh day,
A bloody great explosion made Lord Nelson rock and sway
He crashed, and Dan O'Connell cried, in woeful misery,
"There are twice as many pigeons now will come and sit on me!"
Star_Sabre 30th Mar 2022, 11:56 PM edit delete reply
Comedy option: with his attention span he got bored and didn't notice.
Khyrin 29th Mar 2022, 10:16 AM edit delete reply
Also?
"You can't outthink me because my character had one THOUSAND years to scheme, you can't outpower me because I am Literal Chaos and I can deprive you of your wings, horn, and oh, just turn you against each other with a snap of my fingers." is BORING and unfun unless you get off on lording over people.... in which case it's extra unfun for the people you're lording over.
Toric 29th Mar 2022, 6:23 AM edit delete reply
I figured it was at least a few weeks in-universe. The wedding, the rejuvenating the elements, RaNdOm EnCoUnTeRs. Kind of like how Bill in Gravity Falls screwed around for a few weeks before actually trying to leave town/earth
Blyndpwn 29th Mar 2022, 7:11 AM edit delete reply
That is the face of someone who just realized he might have to take his opponents seriously.
Roguim 29th Mar 2022, 2:03 PM edit delete reply
Centuries caged in stone don't help with planning. Also never underestimate your opponents.
A Quiet Reader 29th Mar 2022, 7:21 PM edit delete reply
I'm curious how this will go down when we reach the end of this arc. Discord-DM isn't malicious, but a few of his comments & reactions make me think he's a little bit of a sore loser. I don't think he's going to throw a tantrum or anything - you can't be a good DM if you can't handle players eventually beating your puzzles, and the comic has indicated that he is a good DM, despite the Mane 6's discomfort with his play style. Still, his reaction here & his earlier reaction to Fluttershy figuring out his plan during their last session make me wonder if he's going to protest or get a bit huffy as things progress.

Not sure what will happen, but I'm eager to find out!
Jennifer 29th Mar 2022, 8:41 PM edit delete reply
A fine and ironic line from Discord in the last panel, considering they are pouncing from a direction he never expected.

(Seriously, Bob Peck as Robert Muldoon was THE best character, and it's criminal that he didn't survive in the film as in the book.)