• 50 of the Best Fanfics to Read for Discord Day!

    Ship him! Ship him with everypony! Apparently. You all really want that to happen I guess!

    We've got that and more below. Thanks to Whisperkey again for compiling them. Fanfic time!

    Slice of Life

    Discord will solve it. by A Random Guy


    Pipsqueak's classmates have a problem over the class pet, Daisy. Why not get Discord involved?

    Everfree by DrakeyC


    Even chaos had to spawn from somewhere.

    Apple Sprout by LiterarySerenity


    Applejack has a brief conversation with Discord concerning apples and natural growth.

    Eternity by RainbowBob


    Sometimes growing up means more than just time passing. For some, it means letting go of what they hold dear and moving onto greener pastures. And for others, it means becoming what they never wanted to be in the first place.

    Three Goddesses, the Apple, and the Stallion by Snake Staff


    Once, long ago, there lived three goddesses atop a mountain, ruling over ponykind in peace and harmony. Until one day, there came a spirit of chaos, bearing a certain gift...

    From Your Most Grateful Admirer by Crystalis McCloud


    He didn't deserve another chance after what he did, but he got one. He got the forgiveness he never expected, from the last pony he ever expected to get it from. In gratitude to her, he writes her a letter, thanking her and her friends for everything.

    His mind and heart laid bare both to himself and those who read it. He has the freedom he truly wanted.

    But you know what? Just a letter isn't enough. No, he must tell her himself.

    Figments by Obselescence


    "Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power." -Descartes

    Fluttershy and Discord have become very good friends lately.

    Now if only she could convince him that she's not in his imagination...

    A Draconequus' Guide to Immortality by ArgonMatrix


    At her coronation after-party, Twilight gets a little freaked out at the prospect of growing into her new life, especially one specific aspect of it. She knows better than anyone that talking her problems over with a friend can help tremendously, but she doesn't have many friends with whom she'd be comfortable talking about this particular problem, let alone ones who would really understand what she's going through.

    ...unless she broadens her definition of "friend."

    Diary of a Silent Tyrant by xjuggernaughtx


    Discord has been turned to stone by the power of the Elements of Harmony, but his consciousness has been left unaffected. Now powerless, he can only observe the events around him and think on his past life.

    Forever Young by Hyperexponential


    Nopony ever said the friendship between Fluttershy and Discord would be an easy one. The difference in their life expectancies doesn’t help, but that’s a problem Discord can fix with a snap of the talons—that is, until Fluttershy finds out. Discord isn’t one to give up easily, though. He’ll do anything to keep his one and only friend. Anything.

    I Am Chaos by Feather Sigil


    You think you know me so well, don’t you? I’m a spirit of chaos, and nothing else. You don’t even know the half of it! Sit back and indulge me for a little; I’ll make you understand what it truly means to be chaos itself.

    Calendar Chaos by Impossible Numbers


    Fluttershy put down the marker pen and frowned at her calendar. “I just thought: When is your birthday, Discord?”

    On the sofa, Discord stopped eating his saucer and stifled a chuckle. “Birthdays? Come now, Fluttershy. What makes you think the Master of Chaos wastes his time on birthdays?”

    Games by CCC


    Twilight asks Discord for a game of chess. Discord agrees - in order to make a point.

    And in order to ask Twilight to complete one simple task.

    Why Me? by Viking ZX


    So, four days ago, Tirek brought Equestria to its knees—with my help—only to turn on me—which I really should have seen coming, but that's hindsight for you. And then some stuff happened involving—of course—rainbows, ugh, and now I'm here. Helping pay off my debt to the nation by fixing things which may or may not have been broken by me in the first place, like a good draconequus should.

    Problem is, doctor, I've been finding myself preoccupied as of late, and I really just can't see why...

    Pros and Cons by Steel Resolve


    Discord has found Tirek, and is about to parade him back to his friends for their love and adoration. But an offer is made, an enticing offer... He'll need to talk this one over with a friend.

    Variables by The Descendant


    After his defeat at the hooves of the Bearers of the Elements of Harmony the stony figure of Discord was dragged far, far, far out of Ponyville where the good ponies could eventually forget the name of their tormentor...


    But, it seems, as the months have passed some creature in Ponyville has not been able to put aside what had happened. Now, that creature approaches, and it seems as though he'd like a word with the immortal spirit of chaos...


    Game Day by Baal Bunny


    Relaxing after a rousing session of "Ogres & Oubliettes," Spike, Big Mac, Discord, and Shining Armor begin questioning certain of their life choices. Not all their life choices, of course: just certain of them...

    Discord Punches Twilight in the Face by Craine


    What happens when something crafted by a creature with no real care for material things is taken from him? Nopony else knew the answer either. But they found out. Oh... They found out.

    Discord's Day by SpinelStride


    Discord has a problem. He has a tendency to not think through his actions all that well, poor impulse control, and no ability to figure out how others will feel about what he does. Even with a friend helping him, sooner or later he's going to do something that'll get him stoned or hit with a reforming spell or whatnot. So what's he to do? Ask the smartest pony in Equestria for a solution, of course!

    He probably wasn't expecting to get "Have Celestia let you rule Equestria again" for a response.

    No one else was probably expecting to enjoy it.

    Discord's Deli of Chaos by PresentPerfect


    Applejack introduces Twilight to her new favorite eatery, but everything's kind of... weird.

    Why is that draconequus behind the counter so familiar?

    Why are the bees so tasty?

    Is there something fetid in Equestria?

    Only Carlestia can say for sure.

    Just Dodge! by DannyJ


    Lyra thinks Discord is an idiot for not thinking to dodge when the Elements of Harmony were about to strike him. Discord thinks this is the perfect opportunity for a game.

    Discord of Tomorrow by ChaoticConduct


    Discord has failed to break the friendship between the bearers of the Elements of Harmony. Desperate and with a rainbow of friendship blasting towards him, he teleports himself to a future where the Elements of Harmony are no more so that he could trade places with his future counterpart.

    What he didn't know was that in this future, he has been reformed and the ponies there think he's somehow lost his memory and are determined to refriend him. Gag!

    Meanwhile, the reformed Discord is teleported to the past, facing very hostile ponies and a world of Chaos his past counterpart had created. Chaos is a wonderful thing and he was all up for having some fun but what was the point if he had nopony to share it with?

    Rest in Chaos by DannyJ


    How would a being like Discord want to be remembered after he's gone? Well, if you're curious, he did actually write a will. To the surprise of nobody, its contents are bizarre and mildly disturbing.

    Discord Applies for Citizenship Papers by CCC


    Discord, with the help of a pegasus, attempts to fill in a form designed by someone who never expected a near-immortal Dragonequus to try to fill it in.

    Order Chaos, Chaos Ordered! by NotARealPonydotcom


    Bored one evening, Discord suggests to Celestia that they spice things up by seeing who's best at doing the other's job: he'll handle keeping things harmonious, and she'll be there to throw a big ol' spoonful of chaos into the mix whenever she feels like it. To his surprise, she agrees to do it. He's certain he's got this one in the bag—after all, how hard can something as boring as harmony be?

    He shouldn't have underestimated his opponent.

    Discord the Archduke by AkumaKami64


    Discord never betrayed Equestria for Tirek, aiding in returning the magic to all the drained unicorns. As a result, Celestia deems him ready of a "small" gift: The Archduchy of the Everfree, technically making him the highest noble under the princesses.

    Naturally, this shocks everypony, including Discord himself. Now of course his lands will some have some chaotic magic and strange laws in effect, but that doesn't mean he doesn't take the noble thing a little seriously. Why is anypony's guess, but it'll be entertaining to watch.

    Hit Me by alarajrogers


    Discord wants Twilight to hit him. Twilight thinks there has to be a catch.

    A Twilight Sparkle Story by Obselescence


    The short tale of how I was trapped in a diabolical plot by a certain purple pony, and conclusive evidence that Twilight Sparkle may in fact be deranged.

    Any Last Requests? by naturalbornderpy


    So it's finally happened. After being kicked in the shin by Celestia, Discord is officially dying. Now Celestia wants to know if he has any last requests before he goes.

    What a silly, silly thing of her to ask.

    No Joking Matter by Touch the sky


    When Discord hears that his botanical creation, poison joke, continues to flourish in the Everfree, he simply cannot resist a good prank. Poison joke in hand, he storms Canterlot Castle.

    Needless to say, the princesses are not impressed. But then, neither is Discord, since the joke also has an unexpected effect on him. And none of them know the cure.

    Reformation Buddies by Metool Bard


    While lounging around Twilight's castle and airing some friendship-related grievances, Discord stumbles across a magic book containing letters from an inter-dimensional pen pal. As it just so happens, this pen pal also had sinister designs for Equestria, but was quashed by the Elements of Harmony. What's more, she's made amends since that day, and she's now Twilight's friendship student. Eager to bond with someone who can relate to him on a personal level and grow into a better draconequus, Discord packs his bags and heads off to the human world with Twilight's semi-blessing. His mission: Befriend Sunset Shimmer.

    However, his plan has a bit of a snag. See, Sunset hasn't been keeping up with Equestrian events, and she never got the memo about Discord turning over a new leaf. As such, she believes that his sudden appearance doesn't bode well for Equestria, Canterlot High, or herself. Not only this, but the Sirens are privy to Discord's return as well, and they see this as a golden opportunity to bounce back from their own recent defeat. Well, Adagio does, anyway. Sonata doesn't want to live in a world that makes no sense, and Aria would rather maintain what little dignity she has left by not getting involved (or so she claims).

    So while Discord is trying to earn Sunset's trust and show her what a good friend he is now, Adagio is trying to get in on an evil scheme that doesn't exist. And while that is going on, Sonata is appealing to the Rainbooms behind Adagio's back, hoping that they'll make Discord go away. With so much miscommunication thrown into the mix, you just know that hijinks are inevitable. Good thing Aria made popcorn.

    Reformed Roommate for Rent by RainbowBob


    Back in Tartarus after his latest defeat, Tirek is cursed to spend countless years within the worst prison imaginable. Luckily for him, Discord is here to change that. With the magic of friendship and board games, Discord becomes Tirek's new roommate, and thus his newest thorn in the side as well in a bid to reform him.

    Now Tirek's imagination is stretched to its limit with just how horrible Tartarus can really become.

    So You Want to Be a Draconequus by Akumokagetsu


    Fluttershy wants to be a draconequus, so Discord teaches her how a proper draconequus should behave.

    Discord's First, Last and Only Friendship Report by alarajrogers


    Somepony seems to have thought it would help Discord with staying on the straight and narrow if he were required to send Celestia reports on friendship, like Twilight Sparkle does. Somepony was plainly out of their mind.


    Paper Butterflies by Petrichord


    Discord hasn't been feeling himself lately. Rarity thinks that it might be a good idea to get his mind off of things by having him assist her with upcoming work for the Summer Sun Celebration. Being the good sport that he is, Big Mac helps Discord out.

    As it turns out, the project is surprisingly fun.

    It's also more than a little painful.

    Send Only Memories by Chinchillax


    Strange symbols have started appearing all across Equestria that nopony can read, except Discord. As he comes to grips with what this message means, he is determined that nopony find out its secret. If they do, absolutely everypony in Equestria will die.

    The Never-Was and Wouldn't-Be by Obselescence


    Twilight Sparkle's Harmony Project is the culmination of her life's work. The only thing left is for everyone to be gathered, so that all of Equestria can join together in Harmony.

    But now that success is staring her in the face, Twilight begins to have doubts. Fortunately, she has a friend like Discord, who is only too happy to lend a paw to a friend in need...

    Dearest Fluttershy by Terrasora


    Discord has lived for quite a long time. Centuries as a ruler, a millennium as a rock, years as a reformed draconequus, it all gets very tiring. A nap is exactly what he needs. But when you live forever, time loses its meaning, years pass in the blink of an eye, mortals come and go like mayflies. And that's fine.

    After all, any being that is truly important will live forever. Discord would never associate with anything less.

    Definition of Insanity by LDSocrates


    It's been a while since Discord's reformation. Most mortals are still intimidated by him, scared of him, but that's only to be expected. But Discord isn't looking for their approval; they'll come around, in time. He wants someone else's.

    Mortal life is too short to hold a grudge for long. Immortal life is a different story. And even the greatest of the great have sore spots.

    The Keepers of Discord by Hoopy McGee


    You'd think that being trapped in stone would mean that, if nothing else, I could get some peace and quiet. Unfortunately, it seems that Celestia has other ideas.

    She has appointed these ponies... these 'Keepers', as she calls them, to keep me entertained during my incarceration.

    Honestly? I'd prefer the boredom.

    Ordo ab Chao by Integral Archer


    One hundred eighty years before the first Nightmare Moon incident, the United Republic of Equestria is ruled by two prevailing parties and simply switches hooves between them every few years, as the citizens get more impatient and indecisive.

    In the midst of the worst depression in Equestrian history, an egregious scandal befalls the United Party when the president of the country is found guilty at her trial following her impeachment, obliterating her and her party, and cementing any future victories of the Royal Party and their leader Princess Celestia.

    Out of apathy, the United Party chooses Disce Cordis as their new leader - a strange draconequus with a piercing stare, an odd accent, and who can't even pronounce his opponent's name properly. He appears innocuous and ineffectual enough; but as his campaign goes on and he starts to gain more popularity, his strange speech and manner makes the citizens of Equestria suspect that, perhaps, the welfare of the Union isn't what is first and foremost in his mind.

    Dancing on Silver Strings by Mystic


    Princess Celestia is a paradigm of virtue. Calm and benevolent, she stands strong as the moral guide of all ponydom, its infallible protector and symbol of all that is good.

    She is... isn’t she?

    Discord knows the truth. And he will stop at nothing, absolutely nothing, to make Celestia see it too.

    The truth is never clear. Fear, however, is not so hard to find.

    Anno Domini by chrumsum


    Humans... humans are such a bizarre race. Capable of the greatest benevolence and the worst atrocities. And yet, they're so very predictable. For you see, while societies may die, and nations may crumble, one thing will remain constant: the desire to survive.

    I should know. I was there when everything fell.

    Order and Chaos by psychicscubadiver


    Night and day. Fire and ice. Creation and destruction. Everything has an opposite, and Chaos is no exception. Princess Celestia tells Twilight the true history of Discord's rise, the Alicorns' fall, and the creation of the Elements of Harmony.

    She tells her student the story of Order and Chaos.

    I Am a Monster by Vladmir Cavallo


    You probably never would've guessed that I, a being born from chaos and lies, once knew love. But it's true. And the one I had loved had been the only thing that made sense in this confounding world. But she broke my heart, and left me to wallow in the abyss of rejection.

    She called me a monster.

    And I showed them just what a monster really is.

    Fostering Intelligence by TheGreyPotter


    A being that exists to perpetuate chaos. A creature that only knows how to destroy order and peace, tearing itself, and everything around it to pieces. A Draconequus is disorder, violence, and death.

    As a child, Discord must confront this definition, and come to terms with it his own way.

    Dear Diary, What am I? by Solarios


    History isn't fair.

    Books tell of the terrible spirit of disharmony, Discord, and how he ruled Equestria in a perpetual state of unrest and unhappiness.

    But, what is there to be found when we delve deeper into the past? What are the origins of this mysterious and chaotic creature?

    Take a dive into the past, to the time forgotten by all, except one.

    Heavenly Turmoil by TheManWithTwoNames


    Princess Celestia struggles to distinguish reality from illusion as Discord begins to seep into her brain. But... isn't Discord still imprisoned in stone?

    Rot by Mister E


    Twilight Sparkle has always been frustrated with Discord. His ability to do anything, with no more effort than a snap of his claw. It shouldn't be possible. His power had to come from somewhere.

    Then, one day, Twilight lets slip how she feels. Surprisingly Discord agrees to explain it to her. To give her the secret to all of his powers. If she's willing to pay the price that knowing it all will bring.

    Why Did You Forgive Me? by Fluffy Rose


    After being tempted by Tirek, Discord feels horrible. And he wonders one simple question: after hurting and betraying his only friend, why did she forgive him?


    Fluttershy's Iron Will by Sparkle Cola


    Fluttershy has been running her grand animal hospital for a few years now. But she has also found her calling in travelling Equestria to give motivational speeches on how to give The Gentle No. Iron Will has been the lynch pin to her success, managing her tour, giving her the support she needed to be successful. It has been a wonderful professional relationship. But what about Discord? Is he okay with Fluttershy spending so much time with her tour manager?

    The One Where Discord Gets All the Mares by CoffeeMinion


    Discord's last significant attempt at a relationship ended with him being petrified for 1000 years. He's understandably hesitant about trying again.

    Having an unknown source of love-magic start drawing every female in Equestria toward him is pretty much the last thing he wanted...

    This Cruel and Random World by Bluegrass Brooke


    Twilight could not have been more ecstatic to have a magic student of her own. Not only was Entropy kind, but he completely understood and even shared her love of learning. An entire month working alongside him was a dream come true. But when admiration turns into something else, she may be unprepared for the consequences.

    Discord despises the thought of an entire month as a pony. No chaos magic, and he has to keep his true identity a secret. Stuck with the insufferable know it all Twilight Sparkle was a fate worse than death. Or was it? As time passes, the once tiresome mare had become almost pleasant to be around. Could he actually be falling for her?

    A Heart of Stone by BorgiaBrony


    One summer morning, young Princess Celestia meets a draconequus named Discord. Their lives are forever intertwined and they live out the centuries in various states of friendship and animosity.

    Love and Hatred by Legacy55


    Discord waits alone and forgotten in the Canterlot gardens, brooding over his hatred for the princess and wondering who truly was the monster between them. But an unlikely visit one night changes him and his feelings for Celestia...

    Harmonic Chaos by sklafjdslkj


    For years, Pinkie Pie has visited one place every week, regardless of what is going on. For a few hours, she talks without interruption, until one fateful day when she is talked back to.

    Magical Mystery Oops by BookeCypher


    Twilight Sparkle has spent months researching chaos magic, developing a new spell to unlock magic nopony has ever experienced before. But when something goes wrong with casting, Twilight finds herself turned into a Draconequus and unable to control her new chaos magic. If she ever wants to be a pony again, there is only one who can help her learn to control her new magic.

    Of course, learning from Discord was never going to be simple. And after a while, being a draconequus doesn't seem so bad anyway....

    Learning ABCs - Adorable, Bothersome, Chaotic by Klabautermann


    Deciding he could be given another chance, Luna and Celestia come to an agreement to release the Chaotic God from his rocky imprisonment, locking his powers with a powerful spell. Magicless and with a chance at redemption, Discord's ways seem less chaotic than ever.

    He does cause a lot of chaos though, to the faithful student of Celestia, who had eagerly taken over the task of watching over and teaching Discord by giving him a home under her own roof, in the process hoping to learn more about his species, powers and motives but surprisingly learning much more about both himself and her head... Which puts her in pretty amusing situations most of the time.

    An adventure of a silly one sided (???) love and a look into the heart of Twilight Sparkle.

    The Two with Good Taste by taterforlife


    Fluttershy hears it. She hears it all the time.

    Ponies always talk about Discord--they whisper about him, even when she and her friend are around them. Ugly, they say. They find him ugly! They think he's a beast!

    It makes Fluttershy's heart ache. She's afraid their words are hurting Discord--that he may think he's ugly too, because of what they say.

    So when she holds an event for pets in need of adoption, and the gossip starts again, can Fluttershy stand up for him?

    And what in the world does Discord mean by "You'll figure it out"?!?


    Three Solos, One Cadence by Inquisitor M


    Cadance, Discord, and Fluttershy walk into a blizzard, but it's no laughing matter: there's something out there, buried beneath centuries of ice. But it's going to take teamwork to find it, and it's neither the Princess of Love nor the Lord of Chaos that are holding all the cards.

    What's more, somepony predicted everything that is about to happen, and it turns out that history has an unexpected cadence.

    If You Came to Conquer by cleverpun


    Nightmare Moon won. She defeated Celestia, broke the Elements, banished the sun. This all happened a very long time ago. So long ago, that she has had plenty of time to change her mind.

    Of course, fixing our mistakes is never so simple, and never without consequences. Even with particularly potent help.

    A New Harmony by Pascoite


    Twilight Sparkle has defeated Discord, but she lacked the discipline to do a proper job of it. He's ready for a rematch, but he's recruited three ponies to be his unwitting minions, and nopony will know he's behind it until it's too late. Everypony is in for some serious mind games.


    Discontinuity by Baal Bunny


    When space-time breaks in a way it usually doesn't, Discord and Applejack end up racing through dimensions, trying to find a way back home. If home still exists...

    The Steadfast Sky by TheGreyPotter


    The tyrannical Shadow Stallion oppresses Equestria, coating the land in a thick layer of clouds, tightly controlling the population. Three children, the unicorns Celestia and Luna, along with a Draconequus, Discord, must live up to their fate. They must find the Elements of Harmony and take up their rightful place as Equestrias new gods and saviors.

    Chaos and Kindness by pjabrony


    Discord's cold heart has been touched. Fluttershy has done her job. But the journey to reformation can't be made in a single crossfade. This is the story of what happened between the first moment of doubt and his presentation to Princess Celestia.

    A Dream of Dawn by Starsong


    When facing Twilight Sparkle, Nightmare Moon was given a choice: redemption or revenge. What if she had chosen the latter? A grim fate awaits Equestria, but in a time of greater strife and conflict, Discord's return is accelerated. While he expected to bring chaos, he did not anticipate that he would end the Longest Night and bring hope and joy back to the land.

    Discord struggles to reconcile his nature with his desire for admiration. While Twilight's friends strive to carve a new life in the ever-shifting Equestria, she searches for Celestia, the only one who can bring harmony back to her lands. But Nightmare Moon also seeks her sister in a desperate attempt to find her place in the world. New dangers lurk in the wild and more threaten to fall over Equestria. Nightmare Moon's decision broke the balance of the world. Will Equestria ever turn to peace, or will the spiral of chaos and destruction be the end of everything?

    Head Full of Cotton Candy by TheManWithTwoNames


    It is the responsibility of a king to care for his people and maintain order in his kingdom. That shouldn't be much trouble for a ruler as powerful as Discord, right? With his faithful and insecure advisor at his side, the draconequus sets out to explore his new world and personally see to it that peace reigns in Equestria.

    However, the ponies want nothing to do with their frightening new ruler, and the unamused Spirits of Equestria aim to drag the Spirit of Chaos away before he can cause any more harm. Can Discord be the ruler Equestria needs? Or is he truly doomed to become the monster he is seen to be?

    Discordant by ezra09


    Hearth's Warming Eve has come once again, which means fun in the snow, warm food, and spending time with family. At least, that's what it means for most ponies. For Scootaloo it means a day off from crusading, loneliness, and the coldest night of the year. When Discord begins to whisper to her from his stone prison, she questions the beliefs held by many. What was so great about Harmony? What could be so bad about a world where chocolate milk fell from the sky?

    In Search of the Sun by CosmicWaltz


    Twilight and her fellow Elements of Harmony, along with Spike, must travel outside of Equestria to find a cure for an ailing Princess Celestia. This journey, however, forces them to travel with an old acquaintance they had all but forgotten...

    Chaotic Neutral by C-Puff


    Things are hard in Ponyville for Fluttershy and Discord; mainly because of Discord. But when magic starts to go on the fritz and eventually starts failing altogether, it's up to the main six and the Draconequus to find out what's causing it and, more importantly, how to fix it.

    This would be a lot easier if anypony trusted the King of Chaos to begin with, but with bigger problems on the horizon, some things will have to wait to be dealt with. Like trust. Or loyalty. Or friendship.

    Of course, sometimes what we think isn't important to deal with right now, is exactly what's needed to prevent things from getting far, far worse.