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I haven't abandoned these portrait things yet, so have a little of the Spirit of Chaos to prove it. 

I quite enjoyed his role in the season premiere, which answered some of my doubts about "reforming" him in the first place.  I do love characters who can be jerks when one is needed, and the new Discord still fits the bill nicely, taunting Twilight about her coronation and poking at her fears of being left out of the group now that she's been given a new role.  Is he friendly now?  Did he truly let that whole plot of his play out in order to teach Twilight a lesson, as he claimed?  Or did he just successfully remove the Elements of Harmony from the playing field without even breaking his pledge to Fluttershy?  We still don't know why Celestia wanted him freed in the first place as well... is there something coming that will require his allegiance?  And if so, do they truly have it?

I think that in the end the answer will be "yes"... but I would not be at all surprised if he himself questions whether he's playing a long game or if he's actually sincere right up until he truly has to make the choice.
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AmonAngel Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
you think I could have a portrait done of  my Oc Livewire.
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AmonAngel Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
awesome those are gorgeous
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Crystaltehpony Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is amazing!
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LordYanYu Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
Nice coloring!
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Shadestar24 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Cool!
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psychogizmo Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Um. Yeah. This is ridiculously amazing all sorts of incredible wow.
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lionkingP Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
DISCORD!!!!!!!!!
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SQuietSonamy Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
His look is unsettling me XDD Discord looks like he has something up his sleeve :iconf3pz: Nice job capturing his crazy expression! :XD:
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Dragonking17 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Big Fool Emoji-1 (Thumbs Up) [V2] 
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GJTProductions Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
I honestly think everything he did in the season premiere was for the purpose of covering his own rump so that he wouldn't get turned into a statue again for not telling anypony about the weeds (getting rid of the Elements was just a nice bonus). And as for the Elements of Harmony, it's probably best to reserve judgement until the end of the season, but I'm pretty sure Fluttershy is keeping that metaphorical leash tight...
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SKpip Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Discord is one of my favorite characters; since even before his reformation. He's so much fun! And having him befriend Fluttershy adds a whole new element to the show- seriously, the best decision Hasbro ever made with the show. Beautiful art! 
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Artlover67 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
YES! FINALLY!!
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:iconstandardbronybrowser:
You know it occurs to me that I don't think I've ever seen you draw Discord before. He looks awesome, but at the same time it's a combination of freaky and funky... He's frunky. Yeah, let's go with that.
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Blackbunny1001 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is true, chaotic, art.
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templar127 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Moar portraits!
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Ajax94 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Cool! I like it very much! :D
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks... I'm glad!
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Ajax94 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Welcome! :la:
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GeneralCloudhammer Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
I really love this portrait series, though I still want to see a Timberwolf one :P
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'd like to do some of the creatures, such as the Windego, although there are still so many ponies to draw too.  I do really enjoy drawing the Timberwolves... they have a fun design!
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mouseanderson Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can hear his voice.
"well Picar... I mean Twilight, what will it be today?
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I do love Q.
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:iconmouseanderson:
mouseanderson Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He has made a career of playing fun characters
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PurpleProwess48 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I loved seeing him again. Being the same mischievous character, and the only difference being that he wasn't there to cause harm.

He turned out to be the one responsible for the weeds, and didn't say anything because he knew they would turn him to stone again. Afterwards, he probably only said he was trying to teach Twilight a lesson as an excuse, because he was having a good time himself. Or he was really trying to teach her a lesson, but didn't mind the hardships they went through. He still is a bit selfish.

It's interesting to think he's still planning to turn against them, as you imply, making the bigger picture Season 4 is painting even more epic and interesting than it's looking right now.

I have to say, a part of me still wants him to be a good guy. But another part loved him as a villain, and before Keep Calm and Flutter On, I was hoping to see him return, and with an even better plan, and harder to beat.

Kind of on the fence here right now. We'll just have to wait and see what happens, it's all I can say.

Great portrait, btw. Love your art style! :)
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not sure if I feel that he's necessarily planning on turning against them, or merely feels he's just playing along for his own entertainment and arranging things to his own advantage in the process.  He's apparently immortal, after all... it's not like he can't afford to change things up for a century or so just for grins.
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Aurora-Chiaro Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm just loving how Discord came out ;) he looks totally amazing and I love his wicked expression:wow:It's always such a delight seeing an artwork in my inbox
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hello my dear!  I hope you're enjoying the Holiday season!  Likewise, it's always a delight seeing your artwork and hearing from you in general...  Thanks!
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wizardglitter Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I love these portraits! Will you also be doing the mane six?
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I think you may be getting another Mane Six portrait this week.  Provided life doesn't go awry.
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wizardglitter Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Oh, awesome! :3
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Sada-Pazaki Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! I've been waiting for you to do Discord! :D He looks perfectly awesome~
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm surprised it's taken me this long to do something to post on Discord myself!
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Sada-Pazaki Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally worth the wait though~
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joolzanfire Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember seeing one of these on EQD and promising to look you up... I completely forgot your name though. However, thanks to more EQD, I've found you again :D
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you found your way here, and I hope you liked what you found!
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ShadowSilverwolf Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student General Artist
He played devil's advocate, basically, and took the role of perceived-enemy to get Twi back on the right path. He was on her side the entire time.
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Perhaps, but he *was* the cause of everything... so it's not like they were wrong to distrust him.
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tunipeace Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!1
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, he was frozen in stone for thousands of years...  This wasn't such a long wait, comparatively.
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tunipeace Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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demonicpegasus Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome, and yes Discord in the new season is looking good ^^
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
He should bring some fun, definitely.
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Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
Indeed. Such is befitting a spirit of chaos.
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Who would want a boring spirit of chaos, after all?
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Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
That just wouldn't fit. ;p
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Lights321 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
Oh man, my first actual favourite character *Whimpers with joy*
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry it took so long, but I'm glad you're happy!
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MidnightWave Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
Ha ha ha! YES!! DISCORD!!!
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed!  Glad you like it.
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MidnightWave Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
He is my favorite villain, and you sure did an awesome job drawing him. Although, not sure you can still call him a villain so I'm not quite sure how you would end the phrase, "He is my favorite..."
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