Must... not... watch...
Oh, now THAT is glorious...Discord really knows how to kick 'em when they're down! <3~Great stuff - roll on episode 2!
I could drink his voice like chocolate.
*brings in the mindbleach*Could we have the vid after page break? :3
Yay! I sent this to Seth! BD
D= I so want to watch but...Why did I have to watch episode 1 17 times?
FFFFI KNEW ITTHEY WEREN'T REALLY GONE
Somehow, I had a feeling the EoH were somewhere else.Discord w/ popcorn. He's such an ubertroll.
Yes! I'm sorry, cant help but watch spoilers. The anticipation is too great.
Discord you trolling Mother ~yay~!
NO. MUST. WAIT. UNTIL SATURDAY. TO WATCH. WITH. THE OTHERS.*glances*MINE. *scratchscratch*
Somebody give that dragonikus (or however the hell you spell it) a medal. Screw french!Flutterguy: THIS is like liquid chocolate sex in your ears. dat voice o_0
Not in the-FFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUU- ((Rageface))Back where you began- That could mean "Back in the closet where Celestia was keeping the elements, back in Ponyville, back in Twilight's library, heck it could refer to the old castle in the Everfree Forest.
10 bits says the EoH are in the Ancienct Castle of the Royal Pony Sisters.
Still doesn't mean that he meant the castle as "where they began."Can I be blamed for hoping for a continuity nod with this riddle?
Okay... Everfree forest you think? In the castle? That's where I'd guess anyway, with the whole "where you began thing..."
I'm not sayin Twilight's an idiot. Love her to death. But I saw that coming bac in the first episode. I mean, really. Derp, Twi. Derp hard.
I watched it anyway. Was I dissapointed? No.
@Dusty the Royal Janitor: I'm puttin my bits on them bein still in the castle. Whats more chaotic than hiding something right where it belongs?
And in other news, Discord is still awesome.
As if he couldn't be more of a troll. Discord is my new idol.
Oh god, the fanbase was right about the labyrinth.What now? Will Luna be revealed to be shy and clumsy? Will the CMC use their magical friendship powers to save the day? Will John de Lancie actually be Pinkie's uncle?
......well played, discord.I would love to see him playing chess. Don't ask why, i just think it would be entertaining.
its in teh castle....i know this due to the process of elimination of chocolate rain....there is no such thing as chocolate rain without consequences...
WHY IS IT STILL THURSDAYWHY IS IT NOT SATURDAYTime is such a douchebag. :(
Hoofray! I simply cannot wait for this episode! =D
I understood immediately from Discord's riddle that he meant that.But still, this IS a show for little girls, at the end of the day.
Who seriously thought they were in the maze? I saw that from the beginning.There's always a trick, just like Q.
Loved how mocking Discord was.
HAHA I KNEW IT!The riddle was to obvious to know where they should go :Pbut yeah what is the fun in the fact they got it right the first time :P
Q is best pony.
Some one make Saturday tomorrow RIGHT NOW!!!
HAHAHAA! DISCORD IS TROLL KING!
Well, I sort of expected this turn of events; we already know that the 'elements' don't have physical embodiments, and the necklaces just seemed to form when the elements of harmony were used (probably for marketing purposes on Hasbro's part, though not sure). Discord effectively hid the elements when he entranced all Twilight's friends. However, I wasn't expecting Discord to let Twilight Sparkle and her friends to keep trying to find the elements: it seems out of character, and maybe that's because of those limits on violence/meanness children's shows have. At any rate, I'd still watch it.
A wide ear to ear grin just appeared on my face through those whole 52 seconds, Confound that epic troll.
Twilight aint very observant, huh?
Haha that was nice
Well DUH!It wasn't just me who thought Twilight focused too much on 'twists and turns'.
Eeeeee he's funny. He's very funny. I like him.
Back were they began...THEY ARE THE ELEMENTS! They don't need no flipping trinkets!
If I ever am privileged enough to meet John de Lancie, it will be all I can do to stop myself from tackle-hugging that man.That voice.Need part two..!!! *writhes*
Can't... watch.... mustn't....AAAAAAAAUGH
I don't see this two parter ending in the traditional "Taste the rainbow motherfucker!" of the elements of harmony.Discord is just too much like Q. I expect a lesson learned about friendship, and then he returns into the Continuum.
@crazyredemuexactly what i think
Herp derp....Did not see that coming...
Nah, I think they either in the chest or there was just no physical Elements to take. "Back where you began" - the moment when they start to doubt things. Physical representation for Elements not really important.
Q FANSERVICE, Q FANSERVICE. DAT POSE, DAT FINGERSNAP.I don't think I ever fanspaz'd this hard.
Oh I hope it starts raining muffins at the end of that scene.
I can't wait 48 hours!
Spoilers: Discord be trollin once more.
*Click* Twilight and Discord are now Jedis.
@ShotgunCakeI came here to say this but you did it much cooler than I would've.You forgot "DAT FLASH" because the animators watched a few Q episodes to get the flash right, just "ponied up" a little.
its Q. its totally Q. he just went to a different reality
Eeeeee listening to him is so delightfulahem, I mean. Yes, jolly good show.
Discord, I like. Dunno if I got the right term or not, but I think he is a Magnificent Bastard. He is one of the best villains I have seen in years.
@Stahi<3 but the flash has been there since ep one ;D I think the massive fandom boner people had over ep 1, screaming Discord was Q has certainly been noticed by the studio.
I thought he meant that they had to go thru the maze before going back to find the elements elsewhere. It was pretty obvious to me the whole time the elements weren't actually in the maze lol.
TIME! Y u no go faster!?
Silly fillys don't know how to have fun with my games.
Oh, great, Discord is going to go MST3K on us, with that popcorn and movie theatre seats...
@ShotgunCakehttp://ponibooru.413chan.net/post/view/59547?I KNOOOOOOW. :D
there is a difference between Spoilers and Previews: Spoilers are clips they didn't want you to see, but you saw anyway. Previews are clips that they released so that you can see.
Ha I knew that the elements of harmony were never in the maze. I am still stoked for the next episode.
What a glorious bastard.
Clearly they must go back to where Twilight Sparkle was first reading about Nightmare Moon.
This is HARDLY a spoiler, guys. So if you want to watch it, it wont give much up.
glorious bastard indeed... lovable too
I’ve never cared about villains in cartoons, but I have to say that I’m really going to miss Discord.
Discord better be 'purified' like Night Mare and show-up some more through season two as my new prank-hort.
They're going to be in the Everfree Forest. I can tell. o Ao.
Look, I know you just as excited about the next episode as I am, Desktop Luna, but you have to stop hopping around on top of the video. I can't see Discord's epicness.Seriously, cannot wait.
Not too spoilery. Pretty much everything in here could be inferred from the first episode.Discord seems to be alone with Twilight, though. Where's everypony else? Have they already split up so soon? I mean, it looks like they're still in the crater that was left behind when the maze was torn down, so this seems like it must be VERY early in episode 2.
@Pyreo Glorious? I think he's well deserved the title of "Magnificent Bastard" by now...
*not watch the spoiler**scroll faster*coomment here for i can't wait for the 2 episode
Discord has seriously become my favorite villain ever. Of all time. (Sorry Joker, but this guy just makes you look like a... well, joke.)Anyways, I agree with Kizori. I'm betting the Elements are back in the Everfree Forest.
DUDE. Some of those fan theories look like they may be right!! :D
Oh Discord, you silly troll you. :)
Oh. My. God. Discord is my f*cking hero.
Quick, where is Doctor Whoof? I need a time machine
@TimberHiding in plain sight all along. Just invisible? XD
My guess is that the elements are either part of the stain glass windows, or back in the everfree forest. Who knows, maybe discord will turn into Nightmare moon, like he turned into butterflies and a balloon.
@DeathMetalPonySaturday already came and went in Super Australia (it's like regular Australia, but they're three days ahead of the Americas, not just one.). Someone should ask them for spoilers, eeeeyup.
Did anypony else notice that "Brony" and "Bronies" were in the video tags in the description on YouTube?
@Apsuenbwyfer11Can we make it a 3D chess set? :D
My takeaway from this clip: Discord can frickin' travel through time and take people with him, Pensieve style.Seriously, what can this guy NOT do? O_O
NEW CHALLENGER!!!!!Trollestia vs. DisQordThe wheel of Troll is turning!Rebel 1ACTION!!!!!!
They had better keep Discord in the series. He's too epic to be cut.
@MikeSeems pretty IC to me. Sure, it may lead them to actually "finding" them, but, it's the journey to them where he can effectively fuck with them.
OMFG, Discord even did the snap just like Q does!
I LOVE YOU DISCORD!!!!!..... curse weeks fpor being 7 days! why couldn't they be 5 or 3!
@RavenWe learned that was one of her faults in Feeling Pinkie Keen. She thinks logically and can usually only accept things that are literal. That's why it hit her so hard with Pinkie's apparent "powers" despite her not being a unicorn.So it's not surprising that only took his riddle at face value and didn't think outside the box. :3
"Twists and turns are my master plan.Then find the elements, back where you began."Hmm..."twists and turns"...Wait a sec...the labyrinth! The labyrinth was full of twists and turns.And since he never said that the elements were in the labyrinth...that could mean that his "master plan" was to get them into the labyrinth in the first place, so he could corrupt them!Oh, Discord, you magnificent bastard!"Then find the elements, back where you began."Hmm...this could mean that the elements are either:A. Back in the Old Castle where they faced Nightmare Moon,B. Back in Ponyville, orC. Still in CanterlotBut here's my big question...why would Discord still be willing to give Twilight and the others a chance, and be so willing to admit his plans? I understand he's a trickster, but...He's now starting to sound like the Riddler as well.Hmm...this will be very interesting to watch...
Discord, I salute you, but it's only going to be with one finger.
@Logan WarnerI think his "twists and turns" is just him fucking with their friendship and them having to fight through them. Not an actual literal twisty road thing. Well, sorta. XD
Hold on..."Twists and turns are my master plan.Then find the elements, back where you began."So...does that mean that he's PLANNING on Twilight finding the elements again? Does he know what's going to happen?This looks to be shaping up to a huge twist ending.
Saturday can't come soon enough.
Damn it I wish I could resist spoilers!
I have always loved this type of villains. Who basically always tell the truth but twist it such ways that they get their opponent do what they want.Yeah I know it may be bit too easy for most of us to tell what Discord really means. Especially when you realize his gimmick, but remember that the show is still aimed for children.
He did the Q snap! Oh, DisQord, how we love you!
Too bad discord didn't say something along the lines of, "For someone who's suppose to be a book worm, you sure are dumb about things Twilight."
@marioandsonicIt's just like what Q would do with the crew of the Enterprise, mess with them, and even when they failed give them one last chance. He can't just "win", he has to destroy you and then see you really win. It's not the chaos that drives him, it's seeing how you overcome it.
You guys are being too hard on Twilight methinks. She's not very genre savvy. How should she know how truthful, deceitful, subtle or obvious he was being with his riddle? And hiding something in a labyrinth is somewhat sensible, is it not?
@otakugal15Well, I guess it's in character if he's just going for kicks and giggles....For a moment I thought his goal was to ensure that he wasn't imprisoned again... I guess that would be nightmare moon, silly me :$
@Draconaes It depends, if Twilight is indeed that innocent I can see it I guess.If someone is against you or out to destroy your way of life, the last thing you do is trust anything they say at face value.
THERE IN THE FREKING PALCE IN THE EVERFREE FOREST.
Q usually had a reason for tormenting Picard and crew... I'm curious to see if Discord is truly as bad as he seems, or if his pushing only makes the ponies stronger.
Come on Saturday
Of course Discord wants them to be able to find the elements, what fun would it be for him be if there wasn't a danger of him losing the game? I think he's going to keep giving them chances like a hardcore gambler playing a high stakes game of Russian Roulette, each pull of the trigger giving him a thrill. Maybe part of him really wants to be brought to an end - what is chaos if not self destructive?
Damn it hub stop that baiting
back to where it all began...QUICKLY BRONIES WE MUST GO TO THE PAST AT THE BEGINNING OF SEASON 1 AND WARN TWILIGHT ABOUT DISCORD! To the Delorean! (does anypony have a Delorean?)
TODAYY U NO SATURDAY!?This is the longest week I've had in a long time, and I've had 24 years of weeks...
Am I the only one who wants to see the CMC use their skills (Design, singing, dancing) somehow? I think that would be a good idea, I figure that they released them in the first place, so they'd want to somehow fix the mess.Theory two of mine, judging from the episode's description, Twilight discovers the real meaning behind the riddle and shows that they still have the EoH. Theory three of mine is a combo of the above with some Luna. I want me so me Luna!
I love Discord's character. He's almost entirely predictable yet absolutely unpredictable, all wrapped up in a paradox of evil funtimes.
I wish everypony would stop giving the cutie mark crusaders a hard time for releasing discord. Celestia herself said that wasn't what happened. It was the Elements being used by new ponies, thus severing Celestia and Luna's connection to them, that broke the spell imprisoning Discord. It just took a little while for him to break out of the statue. It was probably Discord breaking free that made the CMC fight, not the other way around.
DisQord! End this charade!
It strikes me that Discord still has a win condition in his game that is valid (Find the Elements), and he's taking on the role of a Dungeon Master rather than an straight up villain, so he's not planning to "win," because he really doesn't have a horse in this race.He has rules in place for his chaos, and he's hesitant to break them, although he will if the ponies need railroading. Discord is also chaos incarnate, so I'd imagine he knows that perpetual chaos is unstable as a living condition, and if it became the norm, he loses his power. So I'm banking on the fact he's chaotic enough to throw his own game once he gets bored of it, and be willing to submit to the Elements, lowest moral denominator being he can just break out again, and chaos it up when no one expects it. But IMO, he seems to want more than wreaking havoc, and wants to teach somebody something before he goes back in the box.
DISCORD, FAVORITE CHARACTER, EVER. EVER.He makes Trollestia look as innocent as Charlie from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
@Vermillion Twilight@HarwickTag-team ninja'd. But are the two goals mutually exclusive? Would be tragic for him to teach by example, but he seems self aware enough to pull it off. Or am I reading to far into his actions?
If Discord teleports out of the crater, that means there isn't going to be a Celestia vs Discord fight. Bummer.
I KNEW IT!! I knew the Elements wern't in the Labyrinth! Now we just need to figure out where they actually are...Also, it appears that Discord also has the ability of Christmas Ghost brand Time Travel.
I totally called that.
man. they suck at riddles.
@marioandsonicWell, Discord IS a nearly all-powerful Chaos Spirit. His games wouldn't be any fun if he KNEW he was going to win. He needs to give his opponent at least some SMALL chance of figuring it all out. Victory is so much more satisfying when there's a degree of uncertainty about it. For reference, I give you a page from a webcomic with another all-powerful being expressing a similar mindset: [http://egscomics.com/?date=2007-01-10]
Discord is a BAWSS.
YOU FRICKEN PEICE OF NO GOOD ROTTEN...APPLES! WHERE did I PUT THAT SHOTGUN!
That was pretty good, glad it didn't reveal some random part of the episode 2, it just continued off of where 1 left off.
OMG NEED MOAR
WATCH IT YOU NERDS! mumble mumble not a spoiler more a sneak peak
Hehe! Classic Q, it's all in the wording and fine print. He never said it was in the Labirynth, of course he didn't say it wasn't in it either.Got to go over that riddle again Twilight.
"Find the elements back where you began." It doesn't take a scientist to find out that they have to go back to the everfree forest.
"AHA I KNEW IT" Pinkie Pie video insert here.
Back where you began just means back to the way they were: Friends.
"Back where you began"0. Canterlot Library1. Centre of Ponyville where we first met Pinkie Pie2. Library where the element-bearers all first gathered3. The abandoned castle in Everfree Forest4. Celestia's throne room
Speculation time!Judging from Discord's posture at the beginning of the clip, I want to say that he was watching something akin to a show, mayhaps the Mane 6 (sans Rainbow) fighting amongst themselves, then eventually splitting up (seeing as it looks like its just Twi and Discord in the crater).Riddle time.I'm beginning to think that the "twists and turns" were just a ploy to draw the Mane 6 into the labyrinth for easier separation and corruption. "Finding them back where you began." I used to think this meant back in the castle of the Royal Sisters, but not anymore.Consider the following:-Season 1: Episode 2. The Elements needed a spark to activate them. To quote Twi, "The spark ignited inside me, when I realized that you all are my friends!" That's when the EoH activated (began), right after Twi acknowledged the others as her friends.On that note, I think that Twi will have to befriend the others once again to get the Elements back....Either that, or I could be completely wrong. Nevertheless, bring on Episode 2! My body is ready.
Squeeeeee-er ,cough, cough,I mean: very nice, can't wait for Saturday.
I BLOODY KNEW IT. I kinda figured Twilight got the riddle wrong after the second time listening to it!
Anybody else having Encounter at Farpoint flashbacks?
Producer to writers:"If we could get John de Lancie to voice a menacing character, how do you think that character should be written?"ALL THE WRITERS:What, are you nuts? Q! John de Lancie as anything OTHER THAN Q?"Producer:We got John de Lancie as voice talent for the second season two parter.All the writers:HOLY CRAP!! (spasm and fall over, twitching.)
@MalcolmDoesn't Twilight Sparkle fancy herself a scientist? I'd say it does.
@ponydoraprancypantsOk, good point there, I sincerely apologize to the writers that I messed up at reading between the lines. I still want some Luna, though. It would be nice to see the CMC start at least acknowledge that maybe designing, singing, and dancing be their goal to get their Cutie Marks. I imagine it won't be in this episode, though. (Same for Luna.)
"Maybe the MaaaAaAAaagic of friendship can help you."Bwahahah, he doesn't know how to play anyone but Q, does he? It doesn't matter, it's phenomenal. I can't wait for Saturday.
Did he just...vanish like Q? o.o; *dies*
omg... Must not watch! Cant... Hold it... Much. longer... GAH I HAVE TO DO IT *clicks*
Hahaa~That discord and his evil schemes
CROSSOVER/FANFIC IDEA!Q was originally Discord until the Royal Sisters imprisioned/blocked him so he had to escape to the Star Trek Universe and all his exploits with Picard were really just his way of warming up for his return to Equestria!/Probably could have written that better.
PINKIE knew Twilight and Discord were behind her!!! How...
Over 100 comments...tl;drAm I the only one noticing that Discord is doing the Q-snap? As in, he snaps his fingers and flashes out?
Discord seems oddly generous, basically outright telling Twilight where to find the elements. Either he wants her to get them back (knowing that they're useless as long as the Mane Cast are turned?), or...?
OMG YES!!! knew they weren't in the labyrinth!! Discord = greatest mlp villain.
@Night EagleTHANK YOU!!!!!!
Oh my god. That is DESPICABLE!!!! Trolling at its best, my friends.
Damn he's good.
@Yami Archangel: No, you are definitely not the only one. :-D
@Hydra in a Top HatHe just wanted to gloat to Twilight about how stupid she was because she fell for that riddle in first place.
@DeRockProjectHOLY CRAPPinkie does look at them when they warp into the flashback! That's amazing! I love whatever animator threw that in. :D
From this preview, I think we have a lot to look forward to.
@Darkhawk1Back where they began... *gasp!* Back where THEY began! The Elements are in their moms' wombs! OMG!!! Discord is the most evil villain of all time! *is being way to liberal with the interpretation*
Damn you, suspense, making me excited for this episode.Saturday will be awesome.
Where are all of Twilight's friends?
If you didn't want to hug Twilight at the end of last episode, you sure want to now. Having her friends turned into jerks and now told that what she's just been through was pointless. And the "maybe the magic of friendship can help you" line -- just rubbing salt into the wound...
I... just... need... more.....
Elements are in Ponyville, at the farm.That's my guess, anyways.
John said on his Twitter that this is John de Lancie doing Q doing My Little Pony. I've seen him do other stuff, and well, this is very deliberate.
You bronies are all crazy. You saw those gemsnin the wall with the horn lock thig? They're right there.
@MikeIf he was that much of a pragmatist he wouldn't have been giving them clues in the first place.
You know I Was thinking that the elements might of been in the old ruins of he castle the first time he said the riddle.
Oh I get it. *SPOILER ALERT*I believe he means "back where you began" as in that room where they defeated Nightmare Moon. Where their "magic of friendship" began. Just my thoughts.
@Cereal Velocity:You mean like chocolate rain? :3c
now we have an excuse to make a christmas carol pmv
Yay, watched it, so awesome! /)^3^(\ Discord why you so evil.
Saw Discord with Popcorn on the preview image of the video. Died happily.
I wouldn't call this "spoilers", but that's because I did see this coming. Discord never said "there" to begin with. Tricky Bastard XD I love him so.
I knew it wasn't the garden.The question remains is: Is it that place in everfree?Or would it be the places where they gained their cutie marks?More families are supposedly going to show up this season, so I'm guessing the later.HOWEVER! "Twists and turns" was part of the hint. In Second life a replica of Everfree was made. I seem to recall a rather labyrinthine design. I forget what exactly it was. I'll go check later.
I *LOVE* Discord! He's so Q(ute)!
0:26 pinkie knows.
'Twists and Turns are my master plan...'Well... isn't it obvious?They are taped to the back of Twist's head.
The 3 things I've learned in my life on how to deal with beings of chaos: 1.Never trust a word of what they say, 2.Always keep your eyes on them at all times but never make eye contact, and 3.First chance you get, beat them senseless with cold iron. I know the last one is for dealing with Faries but its a good problem solver when it comes to it.
And I so knew it !!!Well it's nice that I have been confirmed :)Now, just one more day for the entire episode.*meditates for the next 24 hours*
Time manipulation ?He realls is Q, lol.
Discord is the Q-test pony evah!
I CAN'T WAIT !!!!!! xDDD
Tomorrow... is the time....
God he teleports like Q and everything...best villain ever.
Where they began? I bet it's either their respective birthplaces, or perhaps Discord never intended to give them back the Elements and he'll just twist the second part of the riddle into something like "Well, if you could go back in time to when you got the Elements first...". He mislead them the first time, why start telling the truth now?
must not... touch... dat... button, dont.. tuoch... it...must... resist...temptation... NO!wiat... stop scrolling up...stop finger, stop!no, dont click... NOOOOOO!oh wat da hell*52seconds laterHUHUHUHUJAJAHAAHAHAHAA!
SWEET CELESTIA!The EoH are in Twilight's mother's uterus!
Discord popcorning and trolling like a pro. I LOVE THIS!
Who has seen the second clip Hasbro has unleashed of episode 2 from season 2?