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King Sombra by slifertheskydragon King Sombra by slifertheskydragon
edit: thanks for the features EQD! o7 [link] [link]

I've learned from the episode while he didn't have a "backstory"/"development" he still wasn't a bad villain, since he was able to corrupt everyone and make some really freaky nightmare doors o.o

tools: painttool sai, photoshop, wacom bamboo pen

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:iconhosendamaru:
Hosendamaru Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow, i like it, that remember me Street fighter 4
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hunterXIII Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student
I've always wondered what it was that pissed his Highness off.
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Color-Clouds Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome work! I love the way how Sombra looks like he's going to rage right at you. Now all this needs is a 3D effect...hmm...
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ociRX Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
awesome pic. EPIC! could i use it for my musik background?
i would credit you of coure.
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slifertheskydragon Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sure, i'd love to hear when you are done?
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ociRX Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
sry but you comes a little bit late. found already a picture, but i can use it for one in the future. if you want. :)
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slifertheskydragon Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
totally up to you, i don't mind as long as you link back/show me xD
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gamefan6219 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
AWESOME! tell me if this song fits him. [link]
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STFUMagaly Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
I /LOVE/ THIS!
<3
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Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Awesome!
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PonyMystic Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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RainBowDashForever3 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
This is awesome!
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devil-01 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
is the best thing what I see in all day, its super awesome
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slifertheskydragon Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks ^u^
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Antiwrathman Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
"I'm coming at you, Bro!" I figured he would have had a heavy Spanish accent.
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slifertheskydragon Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nope just the mighty need for a cough drop
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pokefanbrony93 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
He proved to me that theres not just "nice" unicorn spells in the series world. Now I can think up a proper backstory for my Unicorn OC. (No Name Yet)
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slifertheskydragon Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i think it's been established that the magic twilight and the others typically use is "good magic" but that there is also "dark magic" (most likely fueled by negative emotions)
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JonniCress Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
WHY COULDN'T THIS CHARACTER GET MORE LOVE. COME ON HASBRO!! This is the first Protagonist that MLP has had that isn't either an alicorn of some sort or something else along the line of a mythical creature. Just a unicorn of darkness. A pure badass and he got NO FREAKING LOVE DX I love all the villains of MLP period but he is my favorite..
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slifertheskydragon Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it would be interested if he was really just infected by evil crystal or something and removing it returned him to his normal unicorn form
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NorthrendComics Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
No character developement made me sad....this is kickass btw
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mesalo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
king sombra is the best!!
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Nice art, disappointing character.
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:iconhelsaabi:
Helsaabi Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
*A* Woah It's awesome work!
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:iconnortherntoe:
northerntoe Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
This emphasis everything I loved about him

More beast then intellect

Pure evil powered by hate and greed

Not a villain so much but a great monster
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kingofraggedy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
SIT DOWN SOMBRA! PLAY-DO'S RETARDED COUSIN HAD MORE AIRTIME THAN YOU DID!

(btw, awesome picture :thumbsup: )
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darklight436 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
he was such a disappointment...
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flamebrain920dim Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Wow, that is the coolest Sombra fanart I've ever seen! Would it be okay if I can use this image for a fanfiction story of mine? I promise to give you credit for it and I'll send you a link if you want.
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slifertheskydragon Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes that's fine ^u^
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Freefox Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Cool
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Thormack91 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
I actually thought he was a good villian. Yes, he was different than the villians that have come before, he didn't talk or interact with the heros as much, but I don't think he was supposed to. He was a villian more along the lines of Sauron. He is a threatening, looming presence that creates an atmosphere of urgency and fear. I think he does this very well.
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MrHighTest Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I believe that the everyone says he was a waste character because of he wasn't quotable/affable like Discord, endearing/sympathetic like NMM or charming and slick like Chrysalis. He had a motive, despite people saying he didn't have one: He was a ruler of the empire before he taken out by Celestia/Luna, he's coming back to take it back. It's simple, but people think that isn't enough.

I also think he's a good (but not initially great) villian, though different from all the other ones. Here's the thing: He almost WON. Seriously, the only reason that he got obliterated is because Twilight decided to bring Spike to help and even when that happened, Shining Armor had pull a Fastball Special with his wife to get victory from the jaws of defeat. He was the most competent of all the villians...dare I say he's a bleeding genius and only someone like Twilight would be able to get though and even then she got caught by "the door". So not only that he has presence, he's smart. That makes him a threat bigger than anyone else even though NMM has super high magic, Discord has god-esque reality warping powers and Chrysalis has an army.

MY villian Rank: 1.)Discord - 9/10 2.)Chrysalis 8.5/10 3.)Sombra 7.5/10* 4.)NMM 7/10

*If Sombra doesn't come back (though I think he will), I'll dock .5.
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Thormack91 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Personally, Sombra is the only villian so far I find genuinely creepy. The end of part 1 where he first reveals his face is especially so. :o
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
His design reminded me of a mix of Aku and Makuta. Also, you perfectly stated my argument of defense for his character.
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GnOLeohtay Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Makuta! My childhood! *runs to room and grabs box filled with BIONICLE parts*
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Oh God, now I'm gonna go do that!
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GnOLeohtay Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
*ahem* and yes, I agree with you guys, I think that it was about time that a "pure dark" villain was introduced to the series. Also, some say "too bad he was disintegrated :(" but I think everyone saw his horn fly into the screen completely intact and also we saw he can regenerate from just his horn, so there is a possibility for him to return.
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Pastellblau Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I was about to write a comment on how disappointed I was of him not having more lines or interaction. Then I read your comment and you completely changed my mind. Thank you for sharing your insight.
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Kujiiro Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
I like!
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EngineeredMadness Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
More effective than the episode, that's for sure. I was really disappointed at the monotone shadow they rendered him as. This depth and texture is much more fitting.
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zaiali Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
So ferocious!
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J4B Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it. He seems like an armored stampede of destruction.
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neuralshock7 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Love the picture! But in truth, the door was a better villain.
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InvaderLez Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a huge fan of this guy. :D Great job.
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ijustlikehalo Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As the Black King sat upon his throne he looked down at the six little things in front of him. After a foolish little princess and her knight in shining armor, this was his challenge? He who once darkened the sky at a thought and saw the will of his enemies shatter against his? But these little things in their pathetic hope were different . There was something inside them that burned his eyes that stung his soul, something so wretchedly beautiful that it had it had to DIE. He sat up and chose his weapon, his horn, for magic and words are far too sharp a weapon and death came too soon. As he passed by the bodies of the former rulers, the six changed, fear creeping it’s way inside their minds. He charged and they charged as well, every trot in sync every breath as one. The King saw a wall of cleansing light march towards him but in this blinding purification the was a small dot of black, and that was the crack in their armor. The six there blasted back as leaves by a typhoon and their leader,seeing her friends losing hope, decided that the very essence of their beings was needed to best this foe. As their thoughts and hopes and dreams combined a light brighter than that of a thousand suns raged towards The King. That was The Light that he knew would end him, it would scorch him so that not even dust would remain but they forgot something, the light is reflected by the mirror. With his all his might he conjured a black crystal out of the floor and The Light crashed into it. The Crystal warped and shifted, fighting The Purity inside it but then it stopped, all black, all hopeless. And from it emerged something twisted and sick and vile that drank all the light in the room. It sped toward the six before they could even realise what was happening. The Princess ,before she would breath her last, saw as six little broken bodies shattered against the wall with the wail of a dying Empire.
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Glacierstar Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Oooh. I'm not a fan of mlp but that's beast. I love the horses in the smoke behind him
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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Shugi-tanPocky Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
That's some mighty evil aura... and no it can't be saturday yet lol
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Woah, damn!
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mrgundam Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Why does it seem like everyone has seen the first season 3 ep before it has come out?
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