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King Sombra by Valkyrie-Girl King Sombra by Valkyrie-Girl
So what's all this I hear about people not liking Sombra? Or rather feeling like he's a let down? Nonsense!!!

Yes I know he's different from the past villains in that he didn't really say much but I think that on it's own actually can tell you a lot about him. I actually think he might be one of the most evil of the villains thus far. Nightmare Moon was formed out of the pain of jealousy that Luna suffered at a perceived rejection. It was her desire to be loved that drove her. Discord is...well he's Discord. While I do have my opinions about chaos vs. order Discord himself was really just bored and wanted to be entertained. Chrysalis my be the most innocent of all of them in that she was really just doing what she thought she had to in order to take care of her subjects. Sombra on the other hand was originally a unicorn, a normal pony who's ambition and lust for power drove him to enslave and imprison an entire pony nation. As to his not having any memorable dialogue, I think that speaks to his character as well. His own lust for power has turned against him, consuming him to degree that he can no longer even articulate normal language. Evil.

So yeah. All that to say I wasn't disappointed with him at all. And then I drew a picture. Tadaa!
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:iconwonderdania:
wonderdania Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Student General Artist
THANK YOU, GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL OH MAGNIFICENT ARTIST AND WRITER... Huggle! 
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Gammaroll Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Evil but classy mofo. XD
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NCSR Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
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LOVE IT!!
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No-Shining-Knight Featured By Owner Edited Aug 3, 2014  Student General Artist
I totally agree with your reasoning behind Sombra's badness. He is not the living embodiment of chaos, he is not a force of night and dreams, he is not a changeling, and he is not a magic eating centaur from Tartarus...he is a unicorn, a powerful one. It was a good plot point in regards to Twilight as well, she had to fight a powerful unicorn that had the tact to turn her worst fears against her, that's pretty darned evil if you ask me. Maybe he could have been handled a little better in the show, I would have liked them to go into more detail about him...but at the same time I think he is a more then adequate bad guy. Also not knowing so much about him gives the fandom room to flesh out his character ourselves. Also he kind of reminds me of Scar from the Lion King, with his awesome hair. 
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Phantom1279 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
really nice. Kind of reminds me of an anime I watch
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:icontillyyillt:
Tillyyillt Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student Artist
THIS IS REALLY GOOD
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:iconvalkyrie-girl:
Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconfirehooves:
Firehooves Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Ohhh, very cool sombra art! you made him look very sinister! :) love the evi magic energy coming out of his eye! :)
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:iconhosendamaru:
Hosendamaru Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Fucking awesoooome!!!!
So much time i wabt to know the artist of this image :D
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Kozunen Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Oh god this is beautiful. I love Sombra (of all villains from MLP) and you made him look so goooood. Do you mind if I use this as my laptops background? I like your style on this one!
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:iconvalkyrie-girl:
Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you very much! You go right ahead.
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:iconminty-illusion:
Minty-Illusion Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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CrisahitnaHyscirs Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I oughta say, he's quite hansome, yet selfish and dangerous. 
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Jowain92 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
He had a great design, he deserved more screentime :)
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ShadowFox505 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
OUTSTANDING!
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MonkeyDZyrax Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
From the way I see it. The only flaw I see in him is not having any minion. Hes a perfect looming threat villain who is extremely cunning looking at his traps which outsmarted twilight the smartest mortal pony around, plus he would have won if it wasn't for Spike following twilight, heck had he been next to her when she opened the door he would have been trapped with her. He only lost because All of the mane five were keeping the crystal ponies happy so that the crystal heart would kill him, shining armor was helping Cadence stay on her hoofs and she was keeping Sombra out with a shield made out of the power of love which seems to be his only weakness. And Twilight was looking for the crystal heart which is the only thing that could kill Sombra and last of all if Celestia did not show Twilight how to use dark magic she wouldnt have even known how to open that door. Not only that but his plan was the most scary, as Celestia heavily hinted that if Sombra won he would use the crystal heart to turn Equestria into a living hell. I wish they giving him atleast ONE minion to show how respected he is but overall hes a an amazing villain but ofcourse most bronies want woobies and comical relief villains, heck some chrysalis fans only like her because they think shes misunderstood.
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Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student General Artist
While I do think a minion would have been interesting I also think that it would not have been a meaningful addition to the story first because there was only so much time to tell the story but more so because it would have taken the focus away from Twilight and her friends which is what it was all about. Had it been a full length movie then perhaps it could have been something to consider.
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fangmoon109 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
First things first.
This picture is mouth-wateringly awesome. There's not even a whole bunch of effects, it's just him, and a casual display of his power.
Second, if you were behind the script-writing of the crystal empire episode, I think YOU of all people would be able to flesh him out as much as you could, given his limited amount of screentime.
Third, HIS MANE, AND HIS CHOPS. OH GOD, HE'S FRIGGIN B-E-A-UTIFUL!
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:iconvalkyrie-girl:
Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Well thank you very much on all counts! You are far too kind. Though I don't know that I should be trusted to do any official filling in of back story. I tend to get far too dramatic.
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fangmoon109 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ARRRRGH, HE'S WORTHY OF A TV-MA SPINOFF!
And don't be ashamed... Drama is good.
It feeds the soul... :iconthoseeyebrowsplz:
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Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh I totally would not make him anything close to MA. Not a fan of that stuff. But certainly dramatic enough that it wouldn't really fit into the world of MLP. But I am not ashamed of drama.
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fangmoon109 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Understandable. You do what makes you happy, homegirl.
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bigreddoganna Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
I`m not sure if its ok when I laugh about what happened to king sombra
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:iconvalkyrie-girl:
Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student General Artist
I'd say it's ok.
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FireDragon23 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Beautiful artwork! :)

May I use it as avatar on dA, please?
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:iconvalkyrie-girl:
Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Sure thing!
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:iconfiredragon23:
FireDragon23 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Thank you!

With a bit of work, it might even make a great design for a t-shirt?! :)
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:iconvalkyrie-girl:
Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Are you making a request?
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:iconfiredragon23:
FireDragon23 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
No, it was just an idea that wanted to get out of my head. ;) Sorry if it sounded like it! I guess I wouldn't have money for a request either as I'm short on it.
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:iconvalkyrie-girl:
Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student General Artist
It's something to think about though. Maybe when I have time to kill sometime I'll have to do that.
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dragonfoxgirl Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
love his face
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Kitten-Hachi-chan Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
I just wrote a ballad over Sombra . . .
Do you mind if I use this photo as a cover for it?
I captures his essence . . . perfectly.
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:iconvalkyrie-girl:
Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student General Artist
So long as you give me credit go right ahead!
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:iconkitten-hachi-chan:
Kitten-Hachi-chan Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Don't worry I will.
Thank you!
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LukeWolfy Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I like this drawing because not only there are good light's effects and the tecnique is good, but also here King Sombra vaguely looks like Alucard of Hellsing, one of my favourite manga characters. Cool!!!
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:iconvalkyrie-girl:
Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you very much! I'm not super familiar with Hellsing or the character Alucard but it's cool that you could make that connection.
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LittleCloudie Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student General Artist
King Sombra's design is epic, but he hardly got any screentime ast all. Our fandom? Pfft, we just make him into art!

Also, why does he have two styles of eyes? Green and red, then white and red. I thought the white and red was a blooper in the episode, maybe not though...
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:iconvalkyrie-girl:
Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student General Artist
His normal eye color is the red and white. The evil magic is the green and red with the purple streamy things. It included both simply for dramatic effect.
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LittleCloudie Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student General Artist
so i suppose it uses more dark magic then?
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:iconvalkyrie-girl:
Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Not really. It just looks cool.
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:iconlittlecloudie:
LittleCloudie Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
oh ok lol
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SMASHCAPS Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of my favorite head shots of King Sombra I've ever seen. And I agree; he's actually my new favorite MLP villain. He's the only one so far that's actually made good on being evil and accomplished something, and he IS the most certifiably evil character in the show.

That being said I'd like your permission to use this pic as an avatar for my account on an MLP forum.
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:iconvalkyrie-girl:
Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Sure! Go ahead and use it. Just so long as I'm credited for it.
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SMASHCAPS Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Will do. Thank you!
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Captain-Cheesy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
For some reason this picture reminds me of Scar in the lion king
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:iconvalkyrie-girl:
Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Haha! That makes total sense.
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1vonreich123 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
People dont like king sombra!?!?! The pony is made of half awesomeness and half badassness
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:iconvalkyrie-girl:
Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Nope. People don't like him. They think he's undeveloped and stupid and has no personality.
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Animalsss Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your description of Sombra. I couldn't've said it better myself. :)
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:iconvalkyrie-girl:
Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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