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Light thinks it travels faster than anything... by Kurayami-no-Kitsune Light thinks it travels faster than anything... by Kurayami-no-Kitsune
but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it." -Terry Pratchett (Reaper Man)

Okay, okay I was bitten by the pony bug, and have loved it from the beginning. Needless to say only now have I made any actual fan-art because I was too busy with school to be able to draw whatever the fuck I wanted. And of course the first thing I draw after 3 years of intense college-level (cuz duh I was in college) art classes and such, obviously the first thing I draw purely out of sheer inspiration.....was a cartoon pony.

Not only that but a villain that really underwhelmed audiences.

To be honest I felt and still feel the same way.

But I fucking love this guy. :iconkingsombraplz:
There was (is) so much potential with this particular villain!
In the first episode of the third season we were introduced to this great Sauron/Morgoth-like villain, they just built this guy up as a genuinely evil and frightening character, hell, the guy didn't even SPEAK....AT ALL, and that seemed to brush a lot of people the wrong way, but I disagree. I think that actually made his character much more intimidating, mysterious, and powerful. Like he was a force of pure evil and corruption that no one could speak to or even contend with. That's a great villain! It raises the stakes so much higher than even the Canterlot Wedding. (Geez, poor Cadence can't catch a break.)
.....and then the NEXT episode happens....le sigh. You know the whole "CRYYYYSSSTAAAALLLLSSSS" and the lip-licking thing.
Yeah, you know what scene I'm talking about :iconsombraplz: (Oh Sombra, you're making me blush with that tongue of yours! ಥ‿ಥ )

Oh and the whole getting killed thing. Yeah Meghan McCarthy confirmed on twitter at some point that Sombra was in fact murdered on-screen by the power of lurv or something and even stating that she didn't like him as a character.

Though I think that killing this guy off is a bad idea. Now that Twilight is an Alicorn princess and junk he's be the perfect foil. An Archenemy if you will, the yin to Twilight's yang. :iconyinyangplz:
Now Twilight has both the power of and Alicorn, AND that of a Princess. That's a lot of power, both magically and...politically I guess? There's also the whole nightmare-creatures thing that was revealed in issues 4-8 of the official comic that could have something to do with Sombra's beginnings. Anyway Sombra is quite simply, a dark reflection of herself at this point. He was the king of a fucking empire and is super powerful in the magic department (I'm looking at you, Alicorn Amulet and your similar colour scheme)(Or at least some link between the two. Cuz it was all about power and corruption.)

And Twilight at this point has absolute power...and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

And all she needs is a little the wrong direction.
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gato303co Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I agree, I never saw the tv episodes, but after seeing screen caps of King Sombra, I thought "it looks like an interesting character", I got interested more about King Sombra after seeing this piece of fan art like 3 months ago, and got me to look for more info about him and ref pics to draw him.... and sadly I found he was an underdeveloped character with a lot of potential :(
QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Darkness is's just waiting for the light to die.
CyberPhoenix001 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But, in time, does not all darkness inevitably give way to light? :)
QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Not according to present estimates of the rate of expansion of the universe. :D
CyberPhoenix001 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, stop trying to impose scientific reality on my happy and optimistic view on life! :D
QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
If you worry about things a trillion years down the line, you aren't really an optimist. :)
CyberPhoenix001 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Point taken. :)
The-Literary-Lord Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Hey, you may get your wish, the MLP:FIM IDW comic series is doing an arc where it looks like the Mane Six will travel to an alternate world and face off against the resident version of King Sombra!
Wolfcho Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
Sombra is totally the creator
Kurayami-no-Kitsune Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
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