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King Sombra wins glass
By Kyss.S
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:iconklokateer666:
klokateer666 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
Feel the wrath of King Sombra!!!
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:iconjakeleegt:
JakeLeeGT Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Amazing!
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:iconmontyclan:
Montyclan Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
Take a look, Discord. Just be glad you're not him!
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ChaosLizard-44 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
dose anyone want to know why the princess made a window for this?
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:iconmickeyodst:
mickeyODST Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Maybe this is how they chronicle their history. Good or bad, it must be recorded.

I'm just guessing here.
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:iconchaoslizard-44:
ChaosLizard-44 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
that as good as any reason
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:iconmentidabrony:
Mentidabrony Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
I would also theorize that it wasn't necessarily made by the Princess. This could very well have been done by Sombra himself to commemorate his victory.

But that is all speculation since this entire scenario is a 'what if?'.
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:iconchaoslizard-44:
ChaosLizard-44 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
i would think that if it didn't look like the princesses still lived there. unless he broke one window and replaced it for them or he just let the two still live there for some reason who knows
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werecass Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student Artist
How sad. :(
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Trickyzora Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
i used ur vector :[link]
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xxCaliforniaAngelxx Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used,thanks :D [link]
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:iconclubherbert:
clubherbert Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
This reminds me of that one scene in Disney's Hercules(If you have watched it, of course.)
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Sunstar2 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
what episode is this from?
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:iconskylordzuleano:
SkylordZuleano Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
king sombra didn't win
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Sunstar2 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yea,I saw it.I just forgot about that part.
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itachiuchiha963 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
I used your vector and converted it to a stain glass art. [link]
Thank you for providing this vector!
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:iconmewtwo12302:
mewtwo12302 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That glass is so depressing. :(
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:icon1vonreich123:
1vonreich123 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhh I like this window
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lordsiravant Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you mind if I use this as a cover art for a story I'm writing? I'll credit you, of course.
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:iconkysss90:
KyssS90 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes of course
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:icontheguywithnonickname:
I don't quite understand, why people are complaining about King Sombra "hardly having any back story", yet they don't usually complain about the OTHER villains. Discord, for example, barely has any back story either! All we know about HIM is that he's a draconequus who created chaos every where he went. Well, where did HE come from? What's HIS back story? Same with Queen Chrysalis. Honestly, Discord and Queen Chrysalis have JUST AS MUCH "back story" as Sombra does.
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Mentidabrony Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Well, my issue with Sombra isn't so much that he has no back story so much as we know nothing about him whatsoever. He has no personality, no motives, no goals. He's just this nameless villain that did bad things so the Mane 6 can fix it.

All he did was float around in a mass of shadows, look angry, and go "Cryssstalssss". He is very one dimensional and feels like his sole purpose of existence was to make an episode, whereas Discord and Chrysalis have goals and motives.

Discord wants to be entertained and his method of doing so is to cause a ton of chaos with his incredibly strong magic wherever he goes.

Chrysalis wanted to conquer Equestria so that her children had something to eat and could live and thrive.

Sombra wanted the Crystal Empire back basically 'because reasons' and he had almost zero personality due to almost zero screen time. They tried to do a mysterious, formless villain that would be frightening and just... didn't do it right, in my opinion. It came off as shallow and contrived, to me.

Despite all this, I still greatly enjoyed the episodes. They were entertaining and fun to watch. I just feel like Sombra could have been done better.
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:iconwolfcho:
Wolfcho Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
Clearly you didn't bother too look for hints of his personality, or examine the episode about Sombra, if you're saying he has no personality.
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:iconmentidabrony:
Mentidabrony Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Ah, yes, you got me. You caught me using a definitive, generalizing statement in saying that he has no personality. You're right, of course, he does have some personality, but you completely missed my point.

Compared to someone like Discord or even Chrysalis, Sombra is nearly lobotomized. His only personality trait that we know of is that he wants power and he is willing to enslave the ponies of the Crystal Empire to get it.

We know absolutely nothing about him other than that. It is a /very/ bland characterization when you compare him to someone like Discord, Chrysalis, or even Trixie. They are all real live people with real motives and real goals and motives and expectations. Sombra had no real reason given as to why he wants the Crystal Empire other than a desire for power.

A desire for power is a bland, boring, lazy excuse. It is cliche and not what I expect from the MLP writers at this stage of the game. They have proven that they can do much, much better than that.

It is not bad, per se, but disappointing.

I will admit that this just gives them room in the future to develop him, but for now I find him to be substandard in comparison with the rest of the show.

Now! On to you. If you would like to discuss something I am more than open to doing so, but I suggest you learn how to formulate a thought, argument, and study the proper use of commas before you try again.

Then again, I'm asking someone on the internet to put actual effort into their posts rather than just flaming, so I doubt it will happen. Cue the grammar Nazi reply?
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Wolfcho Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Considering how incompetent Nightmare Moon, Queen Swisscheeselegs and Discord were, I'll take the tyrant. He was a better villain than those negligent exposition-yapper who basically wasted everyone's time.
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Mentidabrony Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
That is not what we were discussing at all. I never once mentioned their effectiveness at accomplishing what they set out to do.

I was saying from a writing and character perspective that Hasbro made Chrysalis and Discord far deeper and understandable characters. It is much easier to relate to and understand what they were after.

And you want to talk about exposition yapping? At least they had some sort of story and reason to be there. The Crystal Empire literally appeared out of nowhere and had to be explained entirely through exposition instead of being properly foreshadowed and no real reason was given as to why. The writers just waved their hands in the air and went "It was a curse!" when they already went to length to prove that curses do not exist in the poison joke episode.

And on a final note: Incompetent? It took the Elements of Harmony to defeat Discord. It took Shining Armor and Cadance's love to banish Chrysallis, which was only made possible with the Mane 6's assistance. Sombra somehow made the entire Crystal Empire disappear and then, when it reappeared, was somehow BEATEN to it by the same pair who defeated the changeling Queen and prevented from entering it long enough for the SAME PONIES to arrive and defeat him as well.

If those two are incompetent, then I'm sorry, but Sombra is just as much since he fell to the same people they did.
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:iconwolfcho:
Wolfcho Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013

He did not. He didn't win thanks to a fluke, and the things that defeated him were the crystal ponies by powering the crystal heart. The main six and Sombra never interacted with each other, so what the hell are you talking about?


Did Hasbro gave us a reason behind Discord's and Chrysalis' incompetence? If the reason was that they were overly confident, that was executed HORRIBLY. They didn't come across as overly confident as much as simply negligent and stupid considering the situation. I don't care about deep character development if incompetent villains is the end result we're getting. No character development in the world can make up for what happened. Discord and Chrysalis are broken beyond repair.


At least Sombra has an excuse for his defeat - he doesn't have wings and there wan't enough time to go anywhere or do anything from where he was standing. Nightmare Moon, Discord and Queen Swisscheeselegs on the other hand - their enemies were right there in front of them. They could have gotten rid of their troubles so easily, especially Discord. But nope, since incompetence was a thing for pre-Season 3 villains, they just stood there allowing their enemies to take all the time they need, do everything they need to do to defeat them.


There's a strong theory that Sombra is the creator of the Alicorn Amulet, and since alicorn magic is revealed to be dark magic, implying that dark magic is more powerful, this makes King Sombra the ultimate user of dark/alicorn magic. Sombra is like the Yin to Celestia's Yang, he's the anti-Celestia. Those are some pretty unique things for an MLP villain.

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Mentidabrony Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Yes, the Crystal Ponies powering up the Crystal Heart is what ultimately caused Sombra's downfall, but if it weren't for the Mane 6 they never would have been able to.

If Twilight had never found the Crystal Heart, GG. Sombra wins.

If the other five had not kept the crystal ponies calm then they would not have been able to power up the heart. If they all went into mass hysteria and panic over Sombra's return then even having the Crystal Heart would have been moot as they would not have been able to power it up before he stopped them.

As for the excuse of him being a unicorn and unable to fly away to escape danger... he was clearly surfing through the air on a mass of darkness and was even incorporeal for most of it, thus how is that any less incompetent?

This is the first I've ever heard of the theory that he made the alicorn amulet and alicorn magic is actually dark magic... and you said it yourself. It's a theory. That means absolutely nothing because it isn't proven. It would make sense in a way, yes, but speculation is speculation is speculation. It bears no merit on his character as presented in the episode he actually showed up in, which is what this entire discussion is about. Just because Hasbro goes back and fixes their mistakes later does not make them less of a mistake.

Finally, people make mistakes. That's what makes them /real/. Nobody is perfect. Chrysalis and Nightmare Moon screwed up and they paid for it. If everyone did everything perfectly every single time it would be quite boring.

And who knows? Discord let Celestia and Luna turn him to stone that first time. He could very well have another plan in the works, but again, that is speculation and is based off of information we gained later. Discord /has/ had more development than Sombra, I will admit, but his initial debut was much better than Sombra's in my opinion.
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:iconskylordzuleano:
SkylordZuleano Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconclapplz: These are the people that keep my faith in humanity
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:iconmentidabrony:
Mentidabrony Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Er, not nameless. I meant shapeless villain. Clearly King Sombra has a name. XD
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Emperordaniel Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Same here. The only multiple-episode antagonist in the show that I can think of at the moment (excluding ones not from a season premiere or finale, such as Trixie, Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon, or those bullies at flight camp) who's gotten any substantial backstory beyond "an indeterminate amount of time ago, <insert villain> did <insert something bad> that resulted in his or her disappearance, and now he/she is back for revenge" is...

...Queen Chrysalis, who didn't get any backstory beyond her statement that she had dreamed of conquering Equestria since she was small. Even Nightmare Moon more or less follows the same basic pattern as King Sombra, with only a few changes - desiring an eternal night got replaced with desiring to enslave the Crystal Ponies, for example.
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Mentidabrony Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
The difference between Sombra's desire to enslave and Nightmare Moon's desire for night is that NMM had a reason for it. It was explained. She was jealous of ponies playing in her sister's day and shunning and sleeping through her beautifully crafted night.

Why did Sombra want slaves? Because he's evil! That's about the best explanation we get. People don't just enslave an entire kingdom because they woke up one morning and decided it might be a fun thing to do. There has to be a reason for it, but none was given.
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Sourunicorn123 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Not to be rude but people love fan fiction and i think the viewer could have ideas about where sombra came from but I totally agree that nightmare moon has a better  back story and motive to what she did. Man just think of all the emotion build up luna had to do that. I can really fell her character.
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ShadowMark-182 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Any chance of creating a vector of the stained glass depicting the changeling invasion ended?
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NeonRedWings Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! I just loved that stain glass in the episode!
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friendofpie Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Game Over: Return of Sombra.
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Sorelstrasz Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used your vector here! [link]
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GatesMcCloud Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it, season 3 finale, calling it now.
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Talon-the-Cyberfox Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Can I edit this to be "I'M BAAAAACK!" stained glass?
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NorthrendComics Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Friggin huge pic.....needs a wallpaper version bad :I
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tinystalker Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is awesome.
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kohlenklau Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
You... are... my hero!!!

Discord and King Sombra, the best villains in MLP.
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lookman3733 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
sumone need to make a wall paper like that
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Striker-666 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
That would make one awesome window in an evil fortress.
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firestars-hunter Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DUN DUN DUN!!!!
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Azure-Dragon-Seiryu Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That would make my day if they made an episode of Sombra taking over the crystal empire hehehe. Seeing king Sombra making the 6 mane his slaves is pricless. I'm on king Sombra's side.
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Striker-666 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
All hail :iconkingsombra:.
We will forever be his slaves in the Crystal Empire.
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alternatepony Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought it was cadence or the personification of the crystal ponies in the sphere not twilight because it looked like it was pink.
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TheHardThinker Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Me likey.
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lookman3733 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
that is one of the coolest thing i have seen. you need to do a dark wall paper in 1900 by 1800
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