A large crystal spire - this could only mean one thing.
One very familiar, spinning Crystal Heart.
"Seems like only yesterday I was saving this place from being totally destroyed." (It was more than only yesterday. It was a whole week ago!)
"Hey, you guys remember that?"
Just because you have a crystal likeness of yourself doesn't mean you should be cocky about it.
"You only mentioned it about fifteen times on the train here."
"Yes, and we never hear a peep out of you about your exploits." (Ooooooh, buuuuurrn!)
"Why the loooooooooooooong face?" Oh, I get it, because she's a horse...and she has...a...long....face... (crickets chirp)
These ponies were last seen sitting next to Prince Blueblood and Cherry Jubilee at the Equestria Games.
Princesses, Luna, Celestia, and Cadance.
Just smile and wave, boys. Smile and wave...
My only princess duty... sigh...
I mean..great job Twilight..
Just...pacing around the place.
Then...the dignitaries simply appear.
Doesn't the duchess look a lot like Queen Amidala?
Your highness. Thank you for understanding our desire to keep the number of those privy to these confidential discussions to a minimum.
I'm sorry, Twilight, but their visit is already over.
Strangely, Luna appears to be the only pony genuinely concerned about Twilight's feelings.
Plus, it gives me an opportunity to see my favorite sister-in-law. (She's your only sister-in-law!)
But I... well, it's just that
Princess Luna raises the moon,
Princess Celestia raises the sun,
you protect the Crystal Empire,
and all I seem to do is... smile and wave.
I'll never find out what my role is meant to be.
Quiet please! Her Highness is about to serenade.
It isn't that I'm ungrateful For all the things that I've earned
For all the journeys I have taken. All the lessons that I have learned
But I wonder where I'm going now. What my role is meant to be
I don't know how to travel To a future that I can't see
I wear this crown. I'm a princess, this is true.
But it's still unclear to me Just what I am meant to do .
Want to do all that I can
I want to make a contribution.
I want to be a part of the plan.
Your destiny's uncertain and that's sometimes hard to take.
But it will become much clearer
With every new choice you make
Patience is never easy. I understand wanting more.
I know how hard it is to wait.
To spread out your wings and soar!
But you stand here for a reason!
You're gifted and you are strong!
That crown is upon your head
The three Alicorn Princesses singing in magnificent three-part harmony.
Know that your time is coming soon
As the sun rises, so does the moon
As love finds a place in every heart
You are a princess, you'll play your part
All the known princesses in song together.
We understand you wanting more
Know that your time is coming soon! As the sun rises, so does the moon! As love finds a place in every heart
You are a princess, you'll play your part!
You are a princess, you'll play your part!
We have faith in you, Twilight. You will play your part well.
Creepy night for carrying a bucket of oranges!
Suspicious noises should be suspicious.
The cloaked figure looms silently...
"Is he friend, or is he foe?" the pony wonders. I can assure you...
I am no friend. I am Tirek.
And I will take what should have been mine long ago.
Tia, my sister. Art thou fair?
Lulu! How many times must I tell you? We are not in the Middle Ages any more!
My apologies. Old habits are difficult to break.
You nail the windows shut, I'll alert the guards!
Luna, I don't want to alarm you but there may be a boogeymare or Tirek has returned!
"Tirek and his brother Scorpan came here from a distant land, intent on stealing Equestrian magic."
"But Scorpan soon came to appreciate the ways of Equestria..."
"Scorpan urged his brother to abandon their plans."
"...Scorpan alerted us to Tirek's intentions."
"Scorpan returned to his own land..."
"...and Tirek was sent to Tartarus for his crimes."
Uh, Celestia? Twlight has a question.
There's only one person who can stop him easily:...
Huh... who would have thunk it? Not even Twilight Sparkle.
"He can be very helpful."
Yeah, not so much, Fluttershy.
What are you going to do in the meantime?
Unless of course, one of you needs me to smile and wave.
For a spoonful of chaos helps the friendship go down...in a most cha-o-tic waaaaaaay.
How'd you guess we were talking about you?
Gather round children, it's story time
Discord is best Librarian!
A Pint of Chaos, saves a Gallon of Magic
quickly, hide, here come the shippers!
"Maybe they should make me an alicorn princess."
Naturally, only Fluttershy finds this rather funny.
Long live Princess Discord?
Twilight made exactly the same face for the infamous Twilicane shot.
Oh, I never dream of such things...
Is this really a good idea?
Hmm... to figure out how to open this particular magic chest.
Discord is best philosopher
Hmm.. I think I hear a heartbeat...
Wait! Were you eavesdropping on us again?
Am I not supposed to do that?
Return of the "Applebrow".
Um, Discord? Blythe Baxter called. She wants her scooter back.
"And good riddance!" (or not)
The loop of Oopsie-doopsie
I've bookmarked a few more interesting passages. You really should take a look!
We are still on for tea later, right Flutters?
He's now entering "The Twilight Zone", Picture if you will-
"Sometimes I think the "reformed" Discord is more obnoxious than the "before-he-was-reformed" Discord."
"But he could be right, couldn't he?"
Well, might as well take Discord's advice on this one.
Another one bites the dust!
And... bam! Just like that!
So that's how Discord would look as a pony...!
Well, his horn is mismatched to his coat!
That is one strange bird.
Wait, what?! What do you mean by---
---Oh, I'll get back at you Discord... wait and see.
Officer Discord is on the job!
He can arrest me any day!
"Just between the two of us, it's mostly for Fluttershy. "
Discord would make a lousy male dancer, if you get my drift.
Did somepony say: "Butter Up?"
If Brian Boitano met a villain who escaped confinement in Tartarus, what would he do?
Tirek V.S. Fluttershy! Who will win?
If it wasn't for the suspicious music and Tirek right over there, this would've been a cute picture.
"And what about total exhaustion is a good sign?"
"Best party I've ever had!"
Cough out that key, Boneless!
"I don't think that's going to work."
Looks like Pinkie's item had transformed first.
Twilight, you're key is still missing. The Key of Magic.
Spike is rather enjoying Rarity's hoof on his head.
Suddenly... fourth princess appears!
"I'm afraid I put too much trust in Discord and the effect that friendship would have upon him."
I'm surprised nobody else has mentioned the fact that the pony
on the left here looks like Digibrony...
Discordia the Magnificent!
Hey everypony, watch me pull a baddie out of my hat!
Nothing up my sleeve......
PRESTO! Its gone! Good magic Tirek!
Wow, poor Neon Lights Sucked dry twice in the same episode!
That was great, what does the avacodo think? Avacodo: It's the pits!
Oh, come on, Bulk Biceps! You couldn't fly like that at the Equestria Games, but now you can?!
Whoo-hoo! It's fresh Earth ponies tonight!
"With Discord by his side, we will not be able to stop him from taking it."
"Once it is in his possession, his power will know no bounds, and all hope will be lost."
"But there is one solution."
"It is only by making this sacrifice that Equestria and the lands beyond it might be saved..."
"We must rid ourselves of our magic, before Tirek has the chance to steal it from us!"
The Princesses have gathered.
Protecting and serving chaotic justice in Equestria.
Everypony knows that something scary is coming...except for Pinkie. For her, it's just another day in Ponyville.
"Friend or foe? Read ancient Dream Valley mythology again. Gives my powers to that ape witch from The Big Brother Ponies, but still..."
"You wouldn't believe what I just found out from this book."