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King Of Shadows by Killryde King Of Shadows by Killryde
King Sombra doesn't seem to get much appreciation, always being compared to Discord or Chrysalis. He's a different kind of villain that I felt served his purpose, and didn't really need to on screen more than he was.
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I compare Sombra to Discord and Queen Chrysalis, and at least King Sombra didn't waste any time bragging, nor did he take his enemies lightly.  From how we look at him, he does feel underrated.  However, the way he was written makes him, in reality, a confused, broken and wasted villain.

But all in all, I am favoriting this because I like his lustful grin, dark magic flickering from his horn, and stomping a crack into the ground altogether.  Keep up the good work!
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JudgeDevil Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
The Princess should feel fear because here comes The Onslaught of Shadows!
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Sup-Gurl Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
actually , he was very awesome and hardcore for a pony king(and i call him ''king of badassness'')
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Slasher0001 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
I'm glad to know I'm not the only one that thinks Sombra gets too little appreciation. As much as I want to know more about Sombra, I'd be fine if they left his story alone. Who knows, maybe we'll get some more from him in the season 4 premiere.
Anyway, great drawing!
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Vexard1 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
I really like what you did in this pic, King Sombra's posture looks very aggressive showing how of a menacing character he is. And I really love the textures you put on his armor, it show a great deal of elegance showing his position as king. Fantastic Job! :clap: 
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CresentBladedBrony Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Hmmm.... CRRYYYSTAAALZZz.....

Fave villian, (Besides old Discord) due to the fact that his mystery made him menacing. Not to mention he looked pure evil.

...Then Spike and Cadence pwnzed him. XD
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AJ-Arbuckle Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Sombra: "Fillies, gentlecolts, foals..."
"You ponies call me a heartless tyrant, I consider myself a teacher..."
"Lesson No. 1..."
"Heroes... there is NO. SUCH. THING."
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VictoryScythefang Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, that is so COOL!!!!!
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AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Twilight was in dire straits. King Sombra had returned, conquering the Crystal Empire. She had no idea where her BBBFF or sister-in-law were, or her friends. And now, the King of Shadows had cornered her. Desperately, she drew forth that dark power from the back of her mind, and felt the burning purple smoke leak from her tear glands. In an instant, Sombra was blocked off by a ring of black crystals.
Twilight breathed a sigh of relief. A brief respite.
All too brief, the universe seemed to think, as black smoke oozed around the ring of black crystals, coalescing before Twilight Sparkle into the Crystal King Sombra. The crystals grew up towards the ceiling, shadowy smoke spreading under Twilight's hooves, rooting her to the spot.
"Oh, you think darkness is your ally, but you merely adopted the dark," the dark king snarled. "I was born in it, molded by it. I didn’t see the light until I was already a stallion. By then, it was nothing to me but blinding! The shadows betray you, because they belong to me!"
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mesalo Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
him will be back, i know
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SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job!
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:iconkillryde:
Killryde Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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Pyrobug0 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
That's pretty bad ass looking.
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:iconkillryde:
Killryde Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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mholyman Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
So if a unicorns' horn gets chopped off (Rarity let's say,) will she have to wait for it to grow back? Or can she use magic to re-attach it?
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:iconkillryde:
Killryde Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sombra isn't a regular unicorn anymore.
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Arekpl Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
delicious ^.^
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Anzu18 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
*.* Amazing art! Love King Sombra! <3
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:iconkillryde:
Killryde Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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AkantiaSolaris Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love King Sombra he really was awesome. Fabulous picture ^-^
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:iconkillryde:
Killryde Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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SeriousJupiter Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Yeah, Sombra was a great villain. As one-dimensional a character as they go, but a great villain.
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ColtizaJayo Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Artist
Why do I find him so attractive? And great job!
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:iconkillryde:
Killryde Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have no idea lol and thanks!
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IceRoadLion Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
He is so sexy
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MTHERULERMAN Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ALL HAIL KING SOMBRA
HEE IZ A TROO LEEDUR
HEE NOAZ WOT HEEZ DOOIN
ENSLAEV DA WURTHLESS KRYSTALZ
DEYR SOA PYOONY NANN WEEK
DAT DEY DESURV TOO BEE ROLLD UNDUR DA HOFF OFF SOMBRA
IT IZ AN AKT OFF MERCY
ANN WEER DOOIN DEM A FAVOUR

HAIL
HAIL
HAIL AND KILL
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Wirlog Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
The bad guy who did nothing to stop his destruction.
The conclution here is that Cadence was more powerful bearing a barrier strong enough to stop him until the last time.
Maybe more magic traps than staris would be better.
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Bronyman1995 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you much for that description. I do kinda wish they'd done more, but I understand what they were going for. Anyways, it's our duty as a fandom to fill in the blanks.
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W0nderbolts Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
i bet the lady villains love him :3
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SuperOptimisticEmo Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
King Sombra?
instantly faved
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:iconkillryde:
Killryde Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Agreed with the description.

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Tehwatever Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Behold! Shadowmare's husband!
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ThatWittyObserver Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
That shadow effect. Holy crap.

Also, someone made the case that Sombra actually out-performs the other villains in one aspect. The fact that the very mention of him completely demoralized the Crystal Ponies grants Sombra some serious respect points in the evil department. There is something else, I'll try to find that link...

(Damn. I can't find that link.)

(Sigh.) Either way, I don't like his lack of backstory. As far as we know, he's just some powerful a**hole that took power and was defeated. I don't want to think of him like this, but I need some details. No one does what he did without some reason...
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Killryde Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True, just because he wasn't on screen as long or didn't talk as much makes him any less an intimidating villain.
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ThatWittyObserver Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Yeah. Who wants to fight a blizzard of shadow? No one with sense.
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J4B Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks pretty cool.
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:iconkillryde:
Killryde Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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TorturedArtist745 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
I do have to agree. Sombra is different from Discord, Chrysalis, and Nightmare Moon. He's meant to be his own villain and he certainly has his own strengths as a villain.
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:iconkillryde:
Killryde Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly :icontwilightsqueeplz:
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VladymyrSH Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Great work.
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:iconkillryde:
Killryde Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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Mn27 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree about what you said in the description, I never like the whole Best pony argument, but I still like to joke around about that, I still want him to say more than one complete sentences..:c
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:iconkillryde:
Killryde Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sometimes the less is said, the more mysterious they are.
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Mn27 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i understand that
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BR0KENMUS1CB0X Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
I would have appreciated a little more back story on King Sombra, though. I like to know the reason behind the action instead of the standard "because he's evil" thing.
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Killryde Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Being evil doesn't necessarily need a reason, look at history.
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BR0KENMUS1CB0X Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Yeah, but just saying he's born evil looks kind of lazy to me. I like to know how it first started.
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zinxclubalexa Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he could use some legitament LINES tho
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:iconkillryde:
Killryde Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The season has only started :P
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