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  1. Yup, here we go again. Except this's not just about him not being dead. Overture I think it’s safe to say that the series finale to My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic was not what either followers or skeptics of my past two theories on King Sombra were expecting. On one hand, to the dismay of many Sombra fans, Sombra did not appear in any of the final episodes. However, on the other hand, I only had to make minor updates to my previous theory in contrast to the major ones I initially expected to have to make. Though it did initially contain some inaccuracies that I had to correct, the final episodes, despite lacking Sombra, actually provided more evidence that points to my theory being on the right track. You should already know just from the title that this theory will focus on a different subject than the first two, but it is a subject that ties directly back to the notion that our shadow king will never be truly gone, since there is no way to deny now that Sombra’s apparent immortality has something to do with Discord. One may ask though, what is the point of making another theory now? The show is over, right? As I’ve discussed before, there is very much still purpose in discussing theories and possibilities, as not only did the show leave much to speculate and answer for ourselves, but the MLP franchise itself is far from over. Furthermore, the Kojima-style storytelling of “everything’s a lie” that the first of the final three episodes went with feels intended to motivate us to do our own digging to find the truth for ourselves. So let’s get right in… Discord’s Powers The things we are told about the show’s biggest plot twist, the biggest lie that completely went against what most fans were expecting, that do get confirmed to us by the show itself are Grogar being Discord, Discord being the one who brought the villains back as a way to test Twilight Sparkle, and most notably in relation to this theory, Discord being the one who “resurrected” King Sombra. Yes, as you may have noticed, I am still maintaining my habit of putting “resurrected” in quotations because there is so much about Discord’s “power of resurrection” that demands scrutiny. If he can just bring the dead back to life, why didn’t he ever do it before? If he always had that kind of power, it’s hard to believe that even the Elements of Harmony could’ve brought him down in his days as a villain. Not only that, but take note of the way he brought Sombra back in The Beginning of the End. He didn’t use his chaos magic, but a symbol on the ground with a shape similar to that of Sombra’s dark crystals. The color of the symbol on the ground in this scene was blue too, while Discord’s magic is normally yellow. In Twilight’s Kingdom, when his magic gets sucked out by Tirek, the color of his magic, the color of shadow. Interestingly, even while Discord was pretending to be Grogar, his magic still maintained a color of addition to an aura of shadow. When Discord’s magic was absorbed by Grogar’s Bell, the magic’s color was yellow and black. And what kind of magic did Discord use to teleport the villains to his lair? Shadow magic. Bearing these facts in mind, it seems much more likely that what Discord used to bring Sombra back wasn’t “the power of resurrection”, but the power of darkness. What difference does it make? A huge one. If Discord could not tap the power of the forces of darkness, he couldn’t possibly have been able to impersonate Grogar. He didn’t just summon Tirek and Cozy Glow straight from Tartarus, he was also able to utilize Grogar’s Crystal Ball to its full effect, recreating images of the time where Grogar’s monsters roamed Equestria and even used Grogar’s Bell to reclaim his chaos magic. And it’s not just Discord either who must know how to use dark magic to recreate the past. In fact, it’s even been proven in the show that not only do Celestia and Twilight have the ability to use dark magic, but alicorn magic, in Princess Twilight Sparkle, takes the form of Sombra’s trademark green and purple magic when used on the potion Twilight needs to drink to see the past. Almost every instance of dark magic in the show is faithful to a central theme of recreating the past and both casting and dispelling illusions of fear. Yet not one spell in the show, dark magic, alicorn magic, or otherwise, has ever been used to call back a creature from the dead… One more fact we know that would definitely be consistent with my theory that it was shadow magic that was used to bring Sombra back, not “resurrection magic”, is the fact that Grogar was a real creature, not a character that Discord made up, as confirmed by the show. Every image Discord showed in the Crystal Ball was a depiction of a real object or a real event that happened in the past, and one of those events was Grogar summoning monsters from the dark to terrorize Equestria. Discord even vows to send Sombra back to the darkness he came from if he does not comply with his deal… Yeah, I do believe at this point it’s safe to say that it’s much more likely that Sombra’s return was the result of him being called back from the shadows, not “resurrected from the dead”. Occam’s Razor would agree, the former solution is the much simpler one and much more likely to be the correct one. Regardless of how Sombra came back though, it’s only scratching the surface of the wealth of clues we are given in the show that things are not what they appear to be. To reiterate, we are flat-out told by the show that everything we were made to believe involving the mess with Sombra returning and trying to take over Equestria was a lie...but we are not told in-depth exactly how everything was a lie. That’s where the next part of my theory comes in… King Sombra is Discord’s Agent Again, let’s begin with what the show confirmed. It was actually Discord who brought King Sombra back, and thus, he was the one who sent Sombra to the Crystal Empire to attempt to take it over as a way to test Twilight and her friends. Seems straightforward enough. So what is the reason for wanting more details on what exactly happened? Honestly, I’d have trouble only coming up with one. First of all, Discord’s scheme of only sending one villain to test Twilight and her friends, followed by three, only makes sense if he knows in advance that Sombra will not submit to him. Though anyone could predict that the villains would need time to learn how to work together, only someone who knows Sombra well enough could predict that he wouldn’t go along with the plan. And as far as the show tells us, Discord does not know Sombra least as we are told. If we only go by what we are shown in the show, we are left to see that Discord sent Sombra to the Crystal Empire, right after he vowed to “destroy anypony who got in his way”, unsupervised. What would Discord have done had Sombra actually killed someone? The scene where he talks to Twilight and her friends in the castle not only proves that he was not constantly monitoring Sombra, but also makes it very likely that he knew Sombra would destroy the Tree of Harmony. After all, it is in this scene where he expresses his disdain over Twilight and her friends resolving to defeat Sombra with the Elements of Harmony rather than their own strength. Don’t forget either how he revealed his agenda was to test them...and this also isn’t the only time Discord has been hinted to have an agenda against the Tree… Going back to Princess Twilight Sparkle again, Discord revealed at the end that he was responsible for the Tree of Harmony’s rot, back in the time when he was a villain. However, after he got reformed, why did he do nothing to stop it despite the fact that the Tree’s life was in jeopardy? The answer can very easily be inferred as him just wanting to test Twilight and have fun as always...but is that really all? Remember that the Tree has been revealed to be not just a living thing, but a conscious being since What Lies Beneath. Even Discord at his worst has never killed anyone or put their lives at risk, so if we only go by what we are told by the show, it is very uncharacteristic of him to feel no remorse for not only putting the lives of innocent civilians in danger, but also getting a conscious being killed by bringing Sombra back. Does all of this mean that I believe that Discord used Sombra to kill the Tree without getting his hands dirty and in turn, used the Mane 6 to kill Sombra to cover his tracks, all without showing regard for the innocent lives of anybody who may have gotten caught in the crossfire? The no. Yes, despite how damning the evidence against Discord may seem, there is a way for him to be innocent. Hanlon’s Razor, always assume incompetence before malice. In my second King Sombra theory, you may remember a part where I talked about Sombra being sent to the Tree of Harmony as part of his destiny, meaning that the powers that be were responsible for the Tree’s destruction, not Discord. It’s true now that we have another way to explain how Sombra came back after being “destroyed” by the Elements, Discord could’ve simply restored him to life again. However, bear in mind that if it was the Tree that allowed itself to be destroyed so that it could adapt to a new form Equestria needed and help the Mane 6 realize that they didn’t need the Elements, Discord would be absolved of killing the Tree. Regardless of the Tree’s length of involvement, that is the only way for him to be innocent if he is Sombra’s “mastermind”. The quotations should be enough to tell you that I don’t believe Sombra is Discord’s puppet, but his accomplice. One admittedly unsettling implication of The Ending of the End, that I, like many, hope and believe was unintended, was that Discord was using the villains as cogs to be thrown away and destroyed before they could have a chance to change their ways. I myself have no clue why Discord would not just state that he wanted to reform the villains, since not only would that make him look better, it would also make much more sense with what the show implied prior. Think back to how much Discord emphasized as Grogar the importance of working together. He never imagined that Tirek, Cozy Glow, and Chrysalis would ever use Grogar’s Bell against him, and it was the quest for the bell that almost got them to discover the magic of friendship. And even if the bell wasn’t used on him, wouldn’t the villains find out anyway that Discord was Grogar? After all, Discord would never release Grogar’s magic or use the bell to steal magic from innocent creatures. So that only leaves Sombra. Why did he seemingly never get a chance to change his ways? This goes back to what I believe, Discord and Sombra were working together. Think of the two’s relationship this way, and I’ll explain why this way makes the most sense. What if before Discord made his grand entrance as Grogar, he and Sombra talked over what they were going to do ahead of time? Sombra was the last to show up at the first meeting of the villains, and he was the only one who could’ve seen Grogar’s true form in the cave. Notice how when Discord draws the circle with the stick, the stick isn’t being levitated with magic, implying that Discord is holding it by hand. This makes it likely that Discord was not even in his Grogar disguise yet, as he had to levitate objects with his horns as Grogar. Also imagine if Sombra didn’t know Discord was Grogar. What chance would he have had to change his ways if Discord’s plan was to redeem the villains as is implied? Unless Discord’s idea of reforming Sombra was manipulating him to potentially kill ponies before getting himself blown up again. It doesn’t make any sense unless you consider the fact that Discord and Sombra could have very easily set everything up together. Also consider how torn up Twilight was in The Ending of the End, lamenting over how, in her own words, the victory she and her friends had against Sombra was “all a lie”. Keep in mind that they already knew beforehand that Discord could’ve stopped Sombra any time he wanted, so how does simply being reminded of their “very good-looking safety net” discourage them? The truth of Discord being the one who brought Sombra back leading Twilight to doubt herself only makes sense...if she is able to sense that Sombra was in on Discord’s plan. Doesn’t this, however, contradict Discord’s assertment that the fight was real and Sombra’s behavior throughout The Beginning of the End that seemed too good for an act? It does not, it’s consistent with my line of reasoning that Sombra was not some puppet being manipulated. I fully believe that he did what Discord told him to do for a goal of his own, to prove that he was the strongest being in Equestria, something he boasted about to Twilight and her friends. He could only prove such a thing by defeating them on an even playing field. That would explain perfectly why he didn’t use mind control on them and gave them a chance to defeat him instead of killing them when he had them trapped. He wanted them to escape and face him again, which is why he was so happy when he saw them enter the throne room… This would also explain how Discord’s plan would’ve given Sombra a chance to redeem himself as well. Discord must have known that the only way Sombra could’ve learned the power of friendship was through experiencing it for himself and realizing that it was indestructible. He couldn’t have learned this through the Elements being used on him, and while I still do not believe Discord instructed Sombra to destroy the Tree, Discord must have known that the Tree’s destruction was an inevitable part of Twilight’s destiny. After all, Twilight could not have fulfilled her destiny had she not realized that the Elements were never her true power. This also comes back to the focal topic of my last two theories...Discord’s plan to reform Sombra only makes sense if Sombra is not dead, but an immortal shadow. This tie-in is not how I intend to conclude everything though, since I have only set up the focal topic for this theory, our feature presentation… King Sombra is Discord’s Creation Both Discord and King Sombra have always been characters shrouded in mystery. At first glance, these two characters don’t seem to have much in common. A wacky, talkative, incorrigible master of chaos and an enigmatic, stoic, calculating master of shadows. At least that’s how it was before The Beginning of the End, where Sombra’s new persona actually displayed traits reminiscent of Discord, being much more vain, voluble, and giddy. “Coincidentally”, this complete retcon of his old personality from the Season 3 premiere happens right after Discord brings him back… Returning to the topic of mystery, recall that in the entirety of the show’s run, we are never even given so much of a hint as to what Discord or Sombra’s origins are. This can be said about all the other villains too, but what sets these two apart from all the other villains is that they were the only two to engage with Celestia and Luna before they had the Elements of Harmony. And it was only because of these two that the Elements were ultimately destroyed. Though the connection is difficult to doubt, it is also difficult to tell the exact ordering of events between these four. Logically, one would assume that Celestia and Luna fought Sombra first, since they didn’t use the Elements on him in the flashback. But again, The Beginning of the End has brought a new question to the table. If Sombra was also interested in taking over all of Equestria, not just the Crystal Empire, why didn’t he do so before? What if he and Discord were both putting ponies under their reign of terror at the same time? After all, what else could have been stopping Sombra if he didn’t know of Celestia, Luna, and Discord’s strength? We have seen proof in the show that Discord is stronger than Sombra, in the sense that he can just click his fingers and be done with him, so it could be that Sombra just didn’t want to fight a losing battle...but how would he know that? And on the other side, what would be stopping Discord from taking Sombra out of the picture so that he could have the Crystal Empire to himself too? One would initially presume that all this can be easily answered by Discord not showing up in Equestria to wreak havoc until after Sombra was banished, but it can not. In order for the timeline to make sense, Discord needs a window of opportunity to know Sombra personally, or else he would not have a spell on hand that could bring him back. Besides what I already discussed, the unlikelihood of Discord just having the power to resurrect any pony he pleases, more evidence that his spell is only meant to revive Sombra specifically is the symbol on the ground that appears to be two of Sombra’s jagged crystals. Even more glaring evidence that I feel seals the deal is something I also already discussed in my previous theory, the center of the circle showing that there is something buried underneath. Most likely, what has been planted there is a seed. And who once tried to plant seeds underground as a way to destroy the Tree of Harmony? Discord. No pun intended, this is where everything comes full circle to the root...that seed is King Sombra. To expand even more on points I already made in my previous theory, I discussed then that both Sombra’s true nature and ultimate destiny were intertwined with the Tree of Harmony. Last time though, I did not discuss the possibility of him being born from a magical seed. I knew then that the Tree was also created from a magical seed, but I still chose to save the point for a later time, since then, we were still under the impression that it was Grogar, not Discord, who brought Sombra back. However, the reveal of it actually being Discord in the final episodes changes everything, as while we currently know nothing about Grogar, we know more than enough about Discord to see what could really be going on. After all, if Sombra knew that Grogar was actually Discord when he called him “the father of monsters”, that would make all too much sense... I’ve also gone over enough similarities between the Tree of Harmony and Sombra to make my point that the hint of a connection between them simply can’t just be attributed to coincidence. The more important matter now is Discord. We never learned where he got the Plunder Seeds he used against the Tree from. The most likely explanation is that he just created them with his magic, but what would that say for Sombra? Discord is shown using the power to bring inanimate objects to life throughout the show, granting them the ability to talk and move, but he has never been shown to have the power to give these inanimate objects a personality or anything that would lead to us believe they have an independent soul. In the end of The Break Up Break Down, he is shown gawking at Spike for acting as if a skeleton pony card he brought to life was anything more than a fictional character, describing her as “imaginary”. It is clear that this is not the way he could’ve given life to Sombra, however, that is not to say that Sombra was always a seed… Remember what I talked about in my last theory, how Sombra’s physical form and spirit form could be separate? And how in this theory, I’ve talked about Discord having the ability to call back creatures from the shadows? The easiest explanation we have right now for how Discord could have created Sombra is through contacting his spirit from the shadows and putting him inside a seed, creating him as a weapon to destroy the Tree. This explanation is not only the simplest, but also the most consistent, as it ties into the show canon’s description of Sombra being a former unicorn, what Jim Miller has said about Sombra being a ghost, and what I’ve said about him being a shadow in a body of crystal finding a way to truly return to life. One question this explanation would beg though is that if Sombra was created by Discord to destroy the Tree, why did he not destroy it then? Why was Discord forced to use Plunder Seeds instead? At first, it seems tricky, but the answer is actually in plain sight. Discord originally wanted to use Sombra because a living weapon would be more effective against the Tree than a nonliving weapon...but what if Sombra refused his commands? Since the Elements failed to defeat him, the case could be that he can’t be defeated by the Elements, but Discord certainly can. Not knowing that Celestia and Luna had the power in themselves to defeat him, he left Discord to get rid of the Tree himself. Since Discord’s plan also involved getting Celestia and Luna out of the way, it would make perfect sense with this line of reasoning for Sombra to disobey Discord and go off on his own. It seems that everything has finally come together in a niche...yet there is still one thing lacking. Hardcore evidence. Though it all fits logically, the appearance of a seed being planted in the middle of the circle used to call back Sombra is the most convincing piece of evidence to support the veracity of this theory. Not implying that it’s the only piece of evidence, and I feel that combined with all the evidence that points to Sombra having some kind of connection to the Tree of Harmony in addition to all the evidence that points to him having a connection to Discord, this theory stands on solid ground. However, I feel there is one stone we have yet to turn… In The Ending of the End, there are two very noteworthy parts that you wouldn’t think would demand further analysis, but are actually very telling. The first is the part where the Windigos return. What makes them worth discussing is not what happens with them in the actual episode, but the confirmation of their existence, which means more for this theory than you would think. If they were real all this time, you would think that the reason King Sombra never had to deal with them is because of the Crystal Heart...however, in both the alternate universe shown in The Cutie Re-mark and in his siege on Equestria in The Beginning of the End, he didn’t cause the Windigos to come back despite spreading his reign of fear and terror outside the Empire. It’s confirmed that the cause of the Windigos returning is animosity, hate among the ponies...yet Celestia described Sombra’s return in The Crystal Empire as hatred and fear taking hold. What banishes the Windigos is unity...which is ironically what Sombra does when he puts the ponies under his mind control. Though it’s through evil, he unites them and turns them into a formidable force. This leads right into the other noteworthy part, Twilight’s speech to the villains about how “there will always be darkness in the world, but there will always be those who find the light”. The discussion this part demands will not be as in-depth, as it is straight-up proof, confirmation from the show of what I talked about at the end of my last theory, the philosophy of Yin-Yang. This is the final part of my previous theory that gets called back to, where I spoke of Sombra being the dark counterpart of the Spirit of the Tree of Harmony, the Yang to its Yin. This final piece of evidence points to Sombra’s apparent connection to the Spirit of the Tree being part of the show’s biggest central theme by far...for the power of unity would be the same as the magic of friendship... Conclusion Though I do wish for this to be my final theory on the subject of King Sombra (after all, Part 3 is never as good), it is obviously out of my control if something else comes up to demand more analysis. I don’t wish to indefinitely create Sombra theories, but I also don’t want to close myself off from any more discussion of him that could be thought-provoking. I can’t deny that I do feel there are still more secrets surrounding this character that have yet to be explored, but that will be for another time. Until then, I would encourage you to do your own research and see what you can find before more evidence comes out in future pieces of MLP media. No matter what happens, long live the shadow king.
  2. So, Thorax instantly changed in character once he transformed, like the other changelings, and suddenly was the biggest changeling in the room (the "room" had no roof btw) and the changelings accepted him as a leader. He also started looking really confident and relaxed from then on. He transformed from the all-shy little changeling to the big confident-looking changeling in no time and seems to accept his duty. I would like to know, what you think about that. What's your opinion? Do you have a theory? Or an explaination that justifies his change? I would really like to know!
  3. I talked about this Anime in the Wrestling Thread, but i thought it deserves it's own Thread. Does anybody else watch the newly made Tiger Mask Anime? I know that there are Anime fans out there that watch it, that are not really into Wrestling. I personally really like it. It tells a really good brother story, takes Prowrestling very serious and i really like the choreography of the matches. I also like the cameos of certain NJPW stars, like Kazuchika Okada or Yuji Nagata. Also, Tiger Masks agent is a real cutie. :3 So, what are your thoughts about it?
  4. So there are recurring references in mlp that all lead back to the tale of king arthur such as: Canterlot - Camelot Knights of the Round Table - Elements of harmony (They even have a round table now) Merlin - Starswirled the bearded I bet there are plenty more as well like possibly the sword in the stone being connected to spike's egg hatching and twilight's glowing eyes. Now do you think there's a possibility of a King Arthur themed episode? If so what would it be about?
  5. Here's a character from a comic my girlfriend and I are working on called House of Cards.
  6. Gasp! Dear Celestia, what have I done? I have destroyed the fabric of reality! I have doomed the world to complete and total fallout. I..... forgot to write a blog yesterday! EVERYBODY PANIC! No, Im just kidding. Im sure you didnt miss my blog THAT much. But hey, its the thought that counts. Hello, Everypony! And welcome back to the Juggerpony Blog! I am your host, the Juggerpony. And today, we are doing to be going to back and continuing an older post I made about a week ago. That post would be "Defending Kind Sombra". In the post, I basically defended a normally hated villain, and argued as to why he was great. THis villain is none other than the infamous Crystal Tyrant and Lord of Shadows himself, King Sombra. Now, must tell everyone that, since the new Fiendship is Magic is considered non-canon, it will NOT be included in this review, unfortunatley. I read it, and loved it. Still, it is not canon ;( When we last left off We were discussing how Sombra had left a lasting impression on the Crystal Ponies. Still in the first part of the actual Crystal Empire Empire. In this blog, we will be talking about his dark magic, and his final invasion of the Crystal Empire! Ok, so lets skip a little ways into the episode, when we come across Sombras Throne room. This is the scene where twilight uses a spell fueled by hatred and rage to find a secret door. Now, a lot of people have referred to the Hatred spell as "Sombra Magic". If this is the case, than this also shows that Sombra was not just a creature of fear and malice, but also one of hatred and anger, which would also explain his cruel treatment to his subjects. But then there is the door. The door that is opened by the same spell, and reveals your darkest fears. For Twilight, that was rejection from her mentor, Celestia. And for Spike, it is Twilight rejecting him. It makes me wonder, though, what Sombras secret fear is. For a pony known as the Lord of Shadows, and the Tyrant of Fear. What would be his greatest fear? Man, I could answer a lot of these questions if the comic book was canon. Darn you, canon! You are ruining my blog! After Twilight conquers Sombras second greatest weapon (Stairs), she finds the Crystal heart. The Crystal Heart is known to be the instrument that, as said in my first blog, brings light and happiness to the land of Equestria. Sombra, to maintain control of the Empire, hid the heart to where no one could find it. And this is sort of where Sombras villainy shines. He has a Back-up plan. He thoroughly thought his plan out, making sure to get rid of the one thing he knew could end him, and hiding it to where not even Celestia and Luna could find it. But then, he had a back-up plan to his back-up plan. His second back up plan was that if anyone found the crystal heart, an alarm would go off, allowing the dark crystals back into the Crystal Empire, Love shield or not. And I find it interesting that if at least one Dark crystal is within the Empire, Sombra can still control it from the outside. This back-up plan almost gave him complete re-control of the Empire. If it wasnt for Twilights quick thinking, and Spikes bravery, Sombra would once again be the Crystal Tyrant. Guys, this villain is great. That is really all that needs to be said about him. Yes, he looks like an OC at the beginning, and yes, he looks like the cloud monster from Lost. But he is still a great villain. WHile not my first favorite (That honor goes to Tirek) he is still one of my favorites. Well guys, thank you for tuning in. I am so sorry for the lack of blogs, but I have been busy lately with school. i will not be able to bost a blog tomorrow, but I will be tuning in to watch Big Hero 6 tonight! So come on down to the Equestria TV area, and we can watch it together! Great Disney Movie. #StarWars7 Juggerpony out! Previous Blogs: Starlight Glimmer thoughts Season 5 Opener Review! Does the Shipping Community Destroy Lives? Controversy Talks: Bridle Gossip Defending King Sombra
  7. Hello, Everypony! And welcome to my very first blog! Well, technically my second, but the first one was an introduction, soooooo..... potatoes. Oh, and P.S., SPOILERS ENSUE IN THIS FORUM!!!! Anyways, lets get started. I promised in the introducion that for my first (Second.... NYAAAN!) Blog post, I would talk about a very disliked villain in the MLP world. He is the great Crystal Tyrant and Lord of Shadows himself, King Sombra! Before I begin my case of defending this character however, I should make it clear that I may be a little biased. I like Sombra as a villain. Now even if after you read this post, and you still dislike Sombra, then please bring it up in the comments. I would love to have a peaceful conversation/debate with you. Now, without further a do, I bring you my defense case for King Sombra! King Sombra appeared as the main antagonist in the Season 3 Premier, The Crystal Empire. In a flashback, he is shown as a black stallion in red/iron armor, with green eyes. One of the writers for the show said that he was meant to represent a character from Lord of the Rings, I am assuming Sauron. In the flashback we see that as king, he enslaved the whole of the Crystal Empire. The Crystal Empire, as Princess Celestia put it, was a place of hope and joy to all of Equestria. However, Sombra became the ruler and corrupted the Empire. The Crystal Ponies themselves lived as slaves. Now, this is where I want to begin my case for why he is a good villain. Just from seeing this begining scene, we see how evil he was. He enslaved a once happy and proud kingdom, putting shackles on the ponies and forcing them into hard labor. If you observe the shackles the ponies are wearing a little more closely, you will see something that should not be in a kids show for little girls: Blood. Or at least a red liguid of some kind..... I am going to assume its blood. Unless Sombra had them paint his evil halls red. Anyway, if it was blood, this shows not only that Sombra was a tyrant, but he was also OBRESSIVE. He would beat his citizens into work. Or that his citizens worked so hard that they were physically harmed. I dont know if there is some comic out there that explains exactly what Sombra did to his subjects, but I would be interested to know what exactly Sombra forced the ponies to do. The next scene we see is Celestia and Luna banishing Sombra from his physical form (turning him into the Shadow Lord), and banished him beneath the ice. But before he could be completely banished, he placed a curse over the Empire, saying that as long as he was banished, the Crystal Empire would be banished as well. So, not only did Sombra oppress his citizens, he also had the whole of the civilization vanish when he lost control of it. Throughout the rest of the 2 parter, we actually dont see Sombra that much. We only see him as a cloud of darkness surrounding the Crystal Empire. However, while his giant form is terrifying, it is not necessarily his presence that is frightening. When the Mane 6 arrive in the Crystal Empire and begin talking to the Crystal ponies, they say they remember nothing of there past. Except for him. So, Sombra scared them so much that they cant even remember who they once were, only his oppressive rule. It is only until light and hope fills the city again do they start remembering who they were before Sombra. I could go on for hours on this subject, but I will spare you readers. Maybe this could be a part one for my Defense of Sombra. If you guys want a part two, simply ask, and I will give! That, or when I finally join the Youtube analysis community, I will discuss it all in a video. Either way, I would like to thank you guys for hearing me ramble on for as long as I have. If you guys have any suggestians for what I should write next, just post it in the chat! Whether it is an Episode, Fan-animation, fanfiction, or whatever, just ask, and I will write my honest opinion. Juggerpony out!
  8. Well as promised here is the finished version of my OC concept design it is as the description describes and soon I'll make good use of it by showing Komoto Krawkis' life and activity. Mainly to give him purpose here I'll create the stories myself instead of trying to sell him to others It is MY OC why should I have others do the work for me? So that's what I'm gonna do. Keep ya posted. HERE IT IS Enjoy the colors
  9. Well I have been throwing around this idea for my OC. I asked around and was tossing around ideas even involving others to brainstorm with me. One user suggested me making a brawny pegasus with brown mane and tail and facial hair stubble... and I was thinking does it have to be equine? I got feedback that it does not. So with that I asked "what might be good for me?" Another user suggested that I could make it a dragon and I agreed. Also since dragons are a thing in The MLP world, this could work? Also I was always impartial to reptiles... So I went to work and threw together ideas that nobody else would think of... Then I had an idea... Now I submit to you for approval or otherwise to use in a story or even just to see if you like it? I'm just seeing how it works and stuff and I decided the OC design chosen would be what I use. What for? RPG's fanfics Idk I jsut felt to further immerse myself in the MLP Brony world I thought I could use an OC also I've never had one before was wrestling with "originality" so without further ado.... This is my OC first concept... ROUGH! HERE BE DRAGONS!!! Komoto Krawkis is an anthropomorphic hybrid creature with traits of the komodo dragon and the crocodile. Being the leathery skin of the lizard and the armored plating of the crocodile. He stands at a monstrous 6'7 feet and weighs 300 lbs. Despite his natural size and strength. The cold blooded monster is a gentle giant wanting more to make love not war... Although, the dragon in him loves a good fight on occasion... Keeps you from getting soft, keeps upstarts from taking your crown and takes care of troublesome marauders. His days could be spent lounging down by the beach and soaking up the sun's rays. Taking leisurely swims in the river... The crocodile in him loves to get wet n wild. I mean who doesn't love a good dip in the pool? He also enjoys a delicious steak dinner and romancing the local females. A self proclaimed romantic, all the beach females barely can resist his machismo charm and his bravery as on occasion an upstart will forget his place and will need to be reminded who is king of the beach. He's at the prime of his life... None stand a chance. He maintains order as he will settle disputes in the group, meal time squabbles and fiercely defend the beach from intruders and marauders of "Anthro Island"... Gender-Male Age-27 Sex-Heterosexual APPEARANCE Hair-Black Eyes-Blue and yellow Skin- Rough leathery scaly hides with a blueish gray coloration and smooth underbelly with a pale yellowish green coloration... Possible ability to change coloration based on temperament. Reptilian Mood Rink LOL! PERSONALITY Strong Intelligent Aggressive Romantic Dramatic Handsome... Is Handsome a Personality??? Protective Brave A Vicious Fighter A Killer Cold Blooded but That Does Not Mean He's Cold Heartened Post included is a rough draft drawing of my OC and is in first concept stage - unfinished. This has been SuperBrony87 and I hope you all like it? I shall include the finished version coming soon.... Thank You
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  11. I am King of the Void, a Royal Changeling. Now then I have requested you here because I would like to receive some questions, any question will do, I wonder if I will even gain any? Hmmm, time will tell. Now you know this ask or leave my Hive.
  12. Tales of Lord Sparkle Butt! The Greatest Alicorn Prince! Behold the story of a Prince like no other to grace the lands of all ponydom kind! Known for his bravey, couurge in the show foe a like but his kind heart to all and beloved of all pony kind in his kingdom! He comes in search of a wife, a Queen and in his pursuit of the Alicorn Pirncess and others! Hear his tale, behold the glory of Lord Sparkle Butt! Notes: So instread of trying to write a good fanfic all pretty with no spelling errors or grammer and such things, I'm going to write one of the worse fanfics I can with a unholyness of a OC Alicorn and so much OCCness in the cannon you might want to hunt me down later.... I dare you to try! So hold back, have a drink and enjoy the love and grandness of Lord Sparkle Butt! In the Lands of Love and Friendship, a place of sunny days and richness that most kingdoms looked to for how to be! Lands full of ponies of many kinds who lived in prefect friendship and everyday was pure good and no bad stuff every happened! A lord who over saw and ruled these lands, loved by all from dragon to pony and friend to came to know him was a Alicorn King! Known as King Spakle Butt! Mane and tail like spun gold of the purest kind! Eyes of the deepest greens campried to lost jewels and gems! Wings that made all flying types wish they had them and a lean and muclsed body more than one more keened a eye too and signed when he passed by! Such a noble horn had be been crowned with, it was long and hard and gleemed under the moon and sun always! Prefect as he was, his hooves rounded and sharp and well prefect as he was! He the detions of a prince of any who had come to live in any time of the world in being prefect! He was also not bound by one talaent nor was his cuteie mark! Gifted beyend the limets of a normmal Alicorn magic, his cutie mark would change in a moment to show his talent from singing to writing porms and so many a list could not be givne of his many unsaid gifts but they never made any in his kingdim jelise but only spread their love for their King who ruled them so fairly and justice! Many sought his adicve in how to deal with problems, always he gave the prefect answer! So wise is the Alicorn King beyend his years! Noble in insnight, having studid along the sages of the unkown uknown ways! He would medation everyday to make his mind reach a higher level of understand and to help those in his Kingdom and friends he loved and other kingdoms along side his Lands! Yet even the Alicorn king, who was loved by sooo many and was happy with many a friend had one thing that loomed over his reign and noble and brave heart: he needed a Queen! A Queen to rule along with him in these lands of Prect Love and Happyness! Spakle butt looked high and low, dating and getting to know many a lovely Mare in his lands and neigboring kingdoms. All his dates endend up in many a new friendship and adavture but none could touch that one lonly spot in his brave heart! Our poor lord grew lonley a bit every day... Spending those lonely moments away from those who might see the poor king in his lonlyness and hiding it but making himself smile and be happy everyday to hide this point from his friends and subjects and all in his kingdom! How werry he was in hidden saddness, how heavy his heart longed for a Love and soul mate who would understand that hidden self we all have! Wishing also to be a father and share his life with some speciel pony to call his own and have that love and romance he only saw in his own pony people! Did his subjects know their prefect, handsome, outstand and loving King was soooo loney and sad? Never! He choose not to burden his friends and kingsom with his lonlyness for it was buden of all to bear alone! Such did he love his kingdom so much to put on such a happy mask! Weairy was he oh! Tring to keep in his masking and such! Only seeing the prefect love and frienship that bloomed in his kingdom made Sparkle Butt keep up in his role as king and leader to many under his wings! It was when his long time friend and adiviser a dragon known as Braveherat came back from his travels with happy news for his friend and king! The noble dragon who had been refomed by the King many a moon ago had found a kingdom much like this, full of happy days and friendship and understand known as : Equritra! Rules by Four Alicorn Princess! Such was the happy Braveheart glad to tell his king.... Such happy tiding planted hope in the Lord Sparkle Butt's heart! It might be perhaps in one of these four he would find his love and friendship and Queen! Thankfully the Alicornking knew his kingdom would be ruled in peace by his half sister Princess Gleaming Hart! Like He, she was a Princess and a Alicorn who ruled the Sky Cities! Smiling, the handsome king told his ponies he would return one day with a Queen worhy of his kingdom! Taking wing on a perfect sunraise he set his green eyes for this Kingdom! Lord Sparkle Butt was now starting a new chapter! Many a grand advitne's would meet the King, new lessons learn of life and friendship in these new lands! He would find a princess to make his Queen and much more for the King! Soon also Sparkle Butt would meet also dark foe's he would defeat to save lands, things in the lands of Equiesta would be the same once Sparkle butt landed in the Lands of Harmony! In the city of Canterlot one of the royal sisters was looking up at the sky, her heart full of loney stuff and heavy in this lonly stuff longed to meet a prince or pony who could understand her like no other! That speicla pony male who would love her and see her for truely who she was and not just a pricness! It was a feeling in the air, carried on the winds that seemed to touch her mane, making it glitter in the light of the sky. She looked up, for the uknoown reason of hope was starting to pound in her heavy and longing heart but why? Looking to the west, in which the winds had come, she titled her noble head and eyes wide and full of happy tears in this hope seed now growing but why? So many whys!? Had the great goddess of all pony kind her herard daughters prays of a spciel love all her own? A friend to share in these burdends of ruling a kingdom along with her sister? Beloved by many and having the friends and family she did had been a nuff till this one day, soon she would not be alone any more and neather was the King coming on these west winds with white and glories wings to ride these wings in every prefect feather in place and long and flowing golden mane flying behid like a flag of peace and love! He would be the one to full in the lonley holes of the Princess hearts and make one a Queen!
  13. I come here fresh after the stream and though thoroughly satisfied with Episodes 1+2, part of me is a little disappointed that King Sombra didn't have a more prominent role. All he really did was laugh and i think he had about 1 or 2 small lines. I don't know why, but i had it in my head that he was going to be really hard to beat (physically) but in the end he amounted to a bunch of smoke with his traps doing most of the work, which still wasn't that much. I have mixed feelings about him but the episodes on a whole were brilliant. What did you think of him? Was he the worst villain yet or am i underrating him?
  14. An arrogant, self-absorbed changeling king replaces Shining Armor on the eve of his wedding. Needless to say, Shining Armor is none too pleased with this. Artwork: Original concept art:
  15. If the character is in a place of power, why is it the highest they can go is Princess? Celestia appears to be one of the most powerful ponies in Equestria, being revered almost like a god. There doesn't appear to be anyone above her. Why isn't she Queen Celestia? Is she trying not to outclass Luna? After all, Luna hated being under her sister's shadow so much that she turned evil. But then why not make her Queen Luna? They technically have equal power and rule the land together, why not give them both the crown? ....A bigger crown, I suppose, since they already have one. And what about Cadence or Shining Armor? They rule over the Crystal Empire. Isn't about time King Shining actually stepped up to hi s title? Or Queen Cadence, she holds all the real power. These ladies should be at the top of the nobility pyramid, not second best. Also, I'm sorry if there was already a thread for this. I couldn't find it if there was. Please move this if I was in the wrong.
  16. You manage to enter in Equestria by any means (except dreaming, getting high, you TRULLY ARE in Equestria), after a fews events Celestia make you a King/Queen of Equestria, what shall be your orders to everypony?
  17. PHEW. It took all freakin' day (several hours, thanks to some technical difficulties that resulted in me having to redo one of them), but I have completed my little project I had thought of earlier this afternoon. I have created four matching biography posters for the four main villains of MLP: FiM, Nightmare Moon, Discord, Queen Chrysalis and King Sombra. I did the best I could to make them all match in placement of information, and all in all I think they turned out pretty well. I included quotes from specific fan songs (in Chrysalis' case, a canon song) that are about them. Here they are in order, for those wondering: Nightmare Moon: by ponyphonicDiscord: by TheUlashtQueen Chyrsalis: 'This Day Aria', from the show itself. However, the specific version I was thinking of while doing her poster, was the .King Sombra: 'King Sombra Shall Fall' by ElectroKaplosion Yeah that's it I'm done yammering. Hope you all enjoy :3 Remember to click on them in full-view, because they appear pixely due to forum resizing.
  18. Before I rant, I direct everypony's attention to the following music piece done by StormWolf. Pay close attention to the lyrics. http-~~-// Lyrics: Done? Alrighty. I'm posting this topic because this idea fascinates me. It's the question of 'what is the real perfect balance for Equestria? Celestia's orderly rule as it is? Discord's lax and naturally chaotic rule? A mix of both?' Discord has shown us complete chaos, while Celestia has shown us a complete orderly system. Yes, a benevolent system, perhaps the ideal system, but a system that still shuns the concept of natural chaos being a major part of everyone's daily life. Nature itself promotes unpredictability as well as predictability, but yet, nature's way of doing things outside of Celestia's rule (i.e the Everfree Forest for example, whose' weather, plants, etc. all control itself) is looked upon as strange and utterly bizarre among the average ponies, who are used to control over the weather, the light, everything. The Main Point: Unnatural chaos (i.e Discord and the chaos he directly causes for his amusement) is absent from ponies' lives, because Celestia looked upon his 'anarchy' and deemed it evil thousands of years ago. But, it would appear that natural chaos is all but absent, as well. Is having absolutely everything (the sun and it's light, the moon, weather, animals) under the control of the dominant inhabitants (ponies) the best way to go? Disclaimer: Inb4 people defending Celestia, let me make it absolutely clear that I, nor the guy who made this song have anything against Celestia. This isn't about trying to claim that Celestia is a tyrant; I adore Celestia, she's epic. Instead, this topic tries to give the point of view that Celestia's rule would appear to have flaws (i.e rule over absolutely everything with little room for natural chaos/unpredictability) just like Discord's rule (more or less anarchy). They are at opposite ends of the spectrum, after all. When you have two nearly divine rulers who are complete contrasts of each other, it's interesting to think about the differences, the pros and cons of their rulings, and if a mix of their rule may be better than each of them, separately. What are your thoughts on this song, it's concept, and this overall idea? Go on, everypony. Why the hell am I making such big-ass topics lately...
  19. Hello plebs, i used to be like you, until i got a bald spot. Anyway, seeing as the fact i conquered gaul, and i conquered that eastern country by jsut lookning at it, and, i kinda got killed by some senators and brutus, why him, i mean cmon, he used to my biggest fan. So ask julius caesar questions, examples: Who's your favorite emperor? What bald cream do you use? So, ask away plebs
  20. Ask me the great King Leonidas anything, and if I approve I will answer thee. Otherwise, thou shalt be kicked into the pit.