Rites of Ascension · 5:47am
Blocked again, for offering logical commentary on the irrational use of Discord (once again in a psycho form), which the author then proceeded to contradict several times in his 'explanation' without apparently even realizing it.
Discord is super-powerful, but weakened when he first escapes.. he then STATES (this is now his personal canon, mind you) even Luna in how weakened form was a threat to him when he first got out... which then leaves the issue of why CELESTIA didn't then attack him since she was at FULL POWER and therefore strong enough to destroy him on her own... but this then makes no sense as to why in his universe, with a Discord who could have killed the Bearers or tormented them and threatened to harm them... a) why his statue wasn't properly guarded b) why she still sent the Bearers after a creature far more vicious than anything they were prepared to deal with when she was strong enough in her current state to directly battle him and quite possibly win and c) does not explain with any rationality why Discord, this maniacal psychopath, merely used the exact same simple brainwashing tactic he'd used in the show.
In another comment, the author states that Discord is not omnipotent nor omniscient.... yet in a comment just previous to that he hinted that even being re-petrified is part of some massive Xanatos Gambit (more like Xanatos Roulette in this case) Discord has had planned... which is rather suggestive that, if not omniscient, he does seem to have quite significant predictive powers to engineer such a far-reaching and far-off plan and have any real expectation of its success (which is basically demi-omniscience at that point). In addition, his version of Discord was VASTLY more powerful at his full strength than the canon version... powerful enough to crack reality so badly that even the Elements couldn't undo the damage to their world. This Discord also killed at least a dozen alicorns, whom I'm assuming were at least around Celestia's strength. Perhaps he's not omnipotent, but really, that's splitting hairs rather finely when the character is stated to have such massive power. That would be considered a power among the highest god-tiers of the Marvel Universe, for sake of comparison.
Therefore, this is a direct and obvious set of serious characterization flaws and an instance of irrefutably contradictory reasoning... of several comments within less than a half an hour.
And people wonder why I rant about such things.
People need to learn that literary critics are not here to kiss up to anyone. If I find a major flaw in the construction of a story, I WILL point it out.
As I have repeated many many MANY times now, when you dramatically change the history and personality of one or more characters, EVERY SINGLE EVENT touched or influenced in any way by those characters after the point of those changes WILL BE ALTERED. That's basic historical cause and effect and something even every halfway decent time-travel story realizes. Hell, it was a core plot point in every "Back to the Future" movie.
Somehow, far too many fanfic writers are oblivious to this simple fact, even when it is quite bluntly explained in unambiguous terms.