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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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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. 
Phantom1279 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
really nice. Kind of reminds me of an anime I watch
Tillyyillt Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student Artist
Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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! :)
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
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!
Valkyrie-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you very much! You go right ahead.
Minty-Illusion Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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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