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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!
JudgeDevil Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
The Princess should feel fear because here comes The Onslaught of Shadows!
fusionfalllovers 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'')
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!
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: 
CresentBladedBrony Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist

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
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."
VictoryScythefang Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, that is so COOL!!!!!
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!"
mesalo Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
him will be back, i know
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