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King Sombra by Virus-91 King Sombra by Virus-91
King Sombra.

While not my favorite MLP villain, I cannot deny that he is an overall cool concept. That and I did my Discord drawing at the start of last years' season, so I figured why not draw the main villain for the start of season 3?
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twinknight Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
dose any pony get an alucard feel from hellsing feeling
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Aurgelmir27 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Fantastic art, mate. I decided to use this as a part of a personal project of mine, if you don't mind. Here's a link: 

(aurgelmir27.deviantart.com/art…

Let me know if you'd rather it be changed.
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Akuru-Kougasaki Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
This is actually the only pic aside from 

cmaggot.deviantart.com/art/Kin…

and

huussii.deviantart.com/art/MLP…

That make his color scheme work.  You did an awesome job capturing the spirit of the character! :D
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ThunderTracker325 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013   Writer
my favorite villain right here, and this is EPIC!!!! 
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Jowain92 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student Writer
Gmork! Found your best buddy!
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FaethS Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013

Some say that Sombra was underdevelopped and unfun.

To that I say,

"Don't blame him!  Blame the writing staff!"

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Megatronious Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Very nice. almost as handsome as me mwhahaha! By any chance may I use this in a hallow-ween video I am intending on making? Thank You
and i will be sure to give you the credit of course. And I will be certain to leave a note to where the video is on youtube so that you may view if desired.
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drweegee1337 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sombra's face looks like a two-eyed, black Cacodemon from DooM.
I think it's the spiky crown that perfects the resemblence.
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SymphonyOfDissonance Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Who needs sleep X__X
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:iconckeen1972:
ckeen1972 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
As long as fear remains I will return! That's what I thought of when I saw this.
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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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Reyai-Bloodrose Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
TOO fierce... XD
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Sin-Sombra Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
:devil:...Hmmm......
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Animationlover17 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
That is one scary Evil Dude, amazing design by the way
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noobymaniac Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
o thats a little creepy
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Mysticgamer Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Does anyone know the name of the man eating horses that Hercules fought? I think Sombra could be based on them...look at those teeth!
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SubzeroChimera Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Did you know someone used this as a cover for a really awesome song?

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BlackQuestant Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
uuub sharp teeth!
loove the way you painted him
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Anarchy9009 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
I think that Sombra could've been a better villian, but still I like the concept of him! He has potential!!
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Doomhoof Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
A real Badass doesn't need to talk
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5Nights Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sombra was the only true villain.
Night Mare Moon was driven crazy from being on the moon / being jealous
Discord was just having fun
Chrysalis was trying to find food and shelter for her kingdom
Sombra imprisoned a whole empire, took away their hope, made them slaves, and cut them off from the world.....
Sombra is the only villain so far.
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kaylastillawesome Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
sombra looks constipated
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TheTspot Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
King Sombra: you have choice..
you will always be a slave to something
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TheTspot Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
no choice sorry
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PeaceDragon1724 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He barely said a word, but I still think he's awesome.
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AJ-Arbuckle Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
King Sombra: "Fillies & gentlecolts...
You might think of me as a heartless tyrant, I like to think of myself as a teacher...
Lesson no. 1, Heroes: there is NO. SUCH. THING."
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Murtaghgirl101 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that is terrifying! In a magnificent way of course.
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Yondaime22 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Sombra is the definition of "Actions speak louder than words". He had everything planned down to the letter in case someone found out about the Crystal Heart. Dude was crazy prepared. He barely said a few sentences in two episodes, and the only reason he lost was because Spike went with Twilight.

He seems like too good of a villian for this show, here's hoping he re-appears somehow. I mean really, considering all the precautions he took to make sure he could retake control of the Empire, you'd think he'd have something planned to bring him back to power in case he failed.

Yesssss!
Crystals!
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TheTspot Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
this is perhaps why he wasn't showen or heard from much in the episode...

Qestion: Does he look MLP friendly?
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Veldara Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
They need to get Patrick Stewart or Christopher Lee to voice him in future episodes, if he ever comes back.
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KillRoy231 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
He's dead. Meghan confirmed it
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wesieboy56 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
like straight? haha villans cant die in a kids show man :D
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KillRoy231 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
My Little Pony began as one of the very few TV cartoons of the 1980s to kill characters off, or even have purely malicious and apocalyptic villains. Tirek is destroyed by the Rainbow of Light in the pilot, and the princess ponies blow Lavan to pieces in The Quest of the Princess Ponies. (Granted the 1990s brought us shows like Dragonball Z, Sailor Moon, and Digimon, whose body counts are very high and are still viewed by many as "kids shows", but still)

And My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic has more appeal than G1 did through its character development, humor, moral outlook, and references. (giving us and developing characters we love all the way through as opposed to trading in new characters via Chuck Cunningham Syndrome)

Also, plenty of Disney movies kill their villains off, some in more family-unfriendly ways than Sombra (like in Tarzan when Clayton gets hanged). And those, like MLP, are more family/all-audiences shows. And any show that can't kill villains off typically doesn't HAVE villains on Chrysalis and Sombra's scale, or even Nightmare Moon and Discord's scale. This show isn't Caillou, or Dora, or Max and Ruby, or Mike the Knight. There were more restrictions when Hasbro intended it on their level, it must have been a challenge for Lauren to even get Nightmare Moon into the pilot (that's probably why she was portrayed as Luna corrupted to be decorrupted, when Lauren views her as the embodiment of Luna's bitterness possessing her), but now that we're known to them, Chrysalis and Sombra could be created. And btw, my headcanon goes that the comics are non-canon and Chrysalis fell to her doom. (seriously she'd need either Team Rocket immunity or faster than Rainbow Dash to survive a fall like dat)
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Tehwatever Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Wow he looks badass. you did good job hiding his cutie mark

I love how Sombra always has a plan B.
Got imprisoned? Curse the empire to disappear! Empire returned before he did? Amnesia Spell! find a book about the empire's defense? Tear a page out about its most important element! Find out about the crystal heart? Hide it away! Where? the place nopony dared to look! Figured out the location? Secret passage only revealed by dark magic! Find the passage? Secret door which can be unlocked by dark magic! Use dark magic on door? Victory! Unlock the door without setting off the trap? well...STAIRS! Finally find crystal heart? Proximity prison trap! and best of all...try to teleport out of the prison? ANTI-TELEPORTATION SPELL!

Twilight, Celestia's best student and smartest most clever unicorn in Equestria just got severely outclassed and outsmarted by a unicorn could who barely speak a coherent sentence and unlike the other villains, wasn't even directly scheming against her.

He also was able to improvise on the spot.
Unable to enter empire due to Cadance's barrier magic? Tire her out. Unable to completely incapacitate Shining Armor? At least disable his magic. A piece of his horn made it in? remotely use it to spread corruption!

It makes me wonder if Sombra was actually a prodigy much like Twilight, if his talent was a special kind of magic and was also fond of books. I mean, he could have by all means gone all out and burned all the books in the library right?
What if...Sombra was Luna's former best student? That would probably explain why Luna was not allowed to go and was antagonistic towards Twilight during the whole episode. Luna probably didn't like the idea that Celestia's best had to go against hers.

Damn! He and Twilight could have been friends! So much potential for this character! Hasbro c'mon man please don't kill him off just yet! At least give him backstory or something!
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aohoshi2008 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
For Sombra especially 0:23 -0:46 on this music nice & evil & kool like him.
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iPandacakes Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
I have a strong feeling Sombra is going to come back later in the season.

Why? Because season 3 started with their antagonist, which has never happened before.
The first 2 part episodes of Season 3 were more like the 2 part episodes of the season FINALE.
So if Sombra is already destroyed, than who is going to be the main antagonist at the ending?
So I have a strong feeling, we havn't seen the last of King Sombra.
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CandyCollie Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Season 1 and 2 started with antagonists.
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iPandacakes Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Well I guess, but technically I dont consider Nightmare Moon a true antagonist because she was still technically just Princess Luna..

but now that I look at it, Season 2 was fucked up..
I forgot Discord was in 2 and not 1, meansing season 2 had 2 antagonists.

Unless their going to go by season and number of antagonists.

Season 1 = "Nightmare Moon"
Season 2 = Discord and Chrysalis
Season 3 = Sombra ____ and _____?

WSould make kinda sense, but so far, it doesnt really have a pattern like most tv shows do

All I was trying to say was Sombra's episodes felt like a finale instead of a premiere. So either he will be coming back alone or with other antagonists.
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CandyCollie Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, in your logic then;

NMM wasn't a villain on account of being a Jealous Luna
Discord can't be a villain on account of insanity (he just was chaos doing what chaos does)
and Chrysalis was wanting to feed her kingdom, depending on who you are she could be considered quite noble for what she did!

The only villain who was truly evil/terrifying was SOMBRA! I do hope we see more of him!
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iPandacakes Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Technically that's your logic, since you were the one to say it, and not I.

But I do want more Sombra appearances.
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CandyCollie Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I suppose your right, but all the villainy is subjective. What we do know is that Sombra was just... evil. I want to see more <3!
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SeriousJupiter Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
His face just cracks me up, and I don't know why. I can't stop laughing. :XD:
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Reyai-Bloodrose Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Sauron, you say? O3O
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Deranged-Dragon Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that freaky grin going on. :la:
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J4B Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looking at this picture gives me the good chills. I like it.
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009-1 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Very cool =D
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Helsaabi Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
*A* woah! He so too scary!
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lookman3733 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
this great for kids right
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Helsaabi Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
It's cool design character but he is lame villain character because he little speech and no backstory.
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lookman3733 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
no he just a diffident villain than the wonted. but he work by intimidation and not action. that fan wonted a villain than uses actions
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