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Sombra by Bonaxor Sombra by Bonaxor
SPOILERS ALERT

Note. Sorry I haven't added SPOILERS ALERT it the first place. I totally forgot about this one DAMN word.






I watched the 8 minutes long teaser of the first Episode of Season 3......

I saw Luna..... I was happy like never.
I Saw Celestia..... DAMN I love her as well....
I saw Celestia talking about the past..... I MELTED from happiness.

We finally got MORE background story, a story I already putted in good use.

So here you got Sombra 1000 years ago in a moment before Celestia and Luna used Elements, taking away his body. He want to corrupt the whole planet with one single strike.

So let us begin ok?

What do we know? That Crystal empire holds some powerful magic, maybe even an object. A GIANT Crystal? I dont know for now. We know that This place had a GREAT influence of the world ( mainly Equestria). If it was filled with Love and friendship, it was spread all across the land, if with dark stuff.... well... Bad stuff began to happen. We know that Crystal empire used to be a nice place, till Sombra arrived. He enslaved this ponies and used empire magic for his own purpose. Eventually he was defeated ( with elements of harmony no doubt) and his body was destroyed, changing him into a shadow/cloud/spirit thing. After that closed in the ice glacier, and Empire disappear due to some curse for 1000 years. And the most important.... Celestia and Luna did not know TOO much about this place, what makes it harder to explain.

But I think I did some progress. Lets get started.

The Origins of Crystal Empire ( alpha version )

I will keep it simple. Some day when Team Awesome was teenagers, something fell from the sky. This thing landed on the far north in the place where Crystal Empire is right now. SOMETHING ( we will see in the show) fallen in there, something that had a great magical powers in it, so powerful that it was able to control, and reshape the world ( not just Equestria)
Light ( or Fausticorn) saw this and went to the crush site, without telling ANYTHING to Team. What she saw was this object of massive energy, that was already changing the world around itself. And it changed the pony tribe that lived in there. Yes, this object landed next to some city/village, and changed its settlers into what we call Crystal Ponies.
Light used her powers to establish a secure zone for this object. She tried to move it, take away, but this THING don't wanted to go anywhere. Worst. Its magical roots were getting deeper and deeper. Light knew that some day she, or any other powerful Alicorn or Unicorn will be able to use it to do something to the planet itself. Good or bad. Such power couldn't be revealed to the world, not even to the Team Awesome. Its location was perfect, away from all the main routs, with fertile lands all around it. Hidden from all that was good, and evil in the world.
As she wasn't able to move it, she decided to create a city in there. The Crystal Empire. She helped the ponies to establish this place, with a center crystal like castle. In its heart can lie this Object.

And so Light took good care of this city, making sure that the Object was sending a good energy to the world, energy of love.

Now how do Team Awesome know about this place? Why Celestia and Luna know so little.
Light like to make a lot of notes, sketches, pictures. ALL sort of stuff that helps her organize her work. But she cant always keep an eye on her notes, and Dream LOVE to search her mom notes for new interesting informations. And one of this notes with Crystal Empire got into her hoofs. A very short entry, where Light only wrote " Now, North will never be the same with the crystal ponies and their kingdom." That was enough to make Dream wonder, and be curious as hell. WHAT ARE CRYSTAL PONIES.... She went to Luna and said her about all of that, later to Cadence, and later to Celestia. No one knew the answer. AND when they were about to go ask Discord, they met their mom, and here she STOPPED them from spreading this information further. All she told them is that this place is VERY important to the world safety, and NO ONE, no matter who he is cannot know about it. End of the story. And Discord NEVER got to know about it. He could have used this place powerful magic to turn WHOLE planet into chaos as he desired. But That didn't happened.

Who is Sombra, where did he came from, how did he knew about Crystal Empire.

For now, Sombra was one of the prisoners in Tartarus Gates. Placed there for his crimes against some kingdoms. His main goal ( for now) was to have more power, be all mighty ruler of the world. His greatest dream was to rule whole planet, as he found it fitting. And he was more then capable of making a BIG difference in the world as he MIGHT BE student of some very powerful pony. We will see in the show who he is, and stuff like that , for now.. lets say he as Starswirl the Bearded student that gone into bad evil stuff.
And so he somehow discovered the Crystal Empire ( maybe from Starswirl) and later used thsi space object to change the world to his bidding.

The rest of the story, with right changes will be released AFTER the season premiere.
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This is really cool! I love it! the effect, the shading.. EVERYTHING! :D his eyes are ver nice. it looks so alive! the wind in his mane, tail and cape, BRILLIANT! I love this. It works really well. and the crystals. the fangs, you gave him a really evil look, and I like that! You've probably put a lot of effort into this. I love it so much! The fire looks great. and there's a lot of details, but not too many details, just the right amount. and the shadows and the shading looks good. Keep it up!! :D Good work ^^
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Gerbsterpers Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet
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darkterraform Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is really nice. I've actually been looking for a decent picture of Sombra that captures his majesty, power, and malevolence in one picture without it being a vector. 

If I promised to properly credit and link back to your page, would you mind if I used this for the cover of my fanfiction?
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HeadphoneMC Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome nice Sombra art you got there i like it.
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TrueFrenzy Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Can I use this as a cover for my fanficion?
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Houndoom800 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Can't believe it
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TobiIsABunny Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I think the reason why he didn't destroyed the crystal heart is that if the crystal heart is destroyed the empire will go down with it.
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:iconunbroken-angel-queen:
Sombra: Heard you were talking sh*t?
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Drakozozh Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Alright, which moron decided that, "Hey, it would be a smart and tactical idea to make this little kingdom the root of two goddesses demeanors as well as the character of an entire kingdom!"
"But isn't the local rule a despotic slaver who exists for the sole purpose of tormenting his subjects?"
"OH that's not important, we can just have a small group of young ones blast him with a rainbow love laser, and he can be anticlimactic and single-dimensional as possible!"

Because, you know, if someone decides that they're done playing this love and tolerance game, that might make a PRIME TARGET FOR A STRIKE AGAINST THE HEART OF EVERYTHING NICE!?
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:icondavidninja001:
DavidNinja001 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Student Artist
I'm going to make joke out of his name.
Sombra-ro
Sum-bra
Dim- som
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:iconxormak:
xormak Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sombra
Som-Bra
Some-Bra
some brahs
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Awesome work
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
He's a ruthless pony. >:)
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GraphicSigma-X Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Loved this, the best fan art of sombra for me.
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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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stickman00 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Discord?
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julian0123 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That creeps me out...
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Moomaster37 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I believe that King Sombra had more potentail than this. The entire episode i was waiting to hear his voice and see his true self. But you only hear the voice like two times and his true form is there for like a minute. Although, i still enjoy king SOmbra's true form.
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, right? I really wanted to see more of him! I wanted him to have at least as much screen time as Discord or Nightmare Moon.
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MonkeyDZyrax Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Maybe not. we need to remember Sombra is like Sauron form lord of the rings, a loaming threat rather than a character. 
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GroxTheMaster Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
he looks short :D
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:iconvenegal:
Venegal Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Has 300% more potential to be a villain than previous antagonists. He appears for 30 seconds...what the fuck Hasbro?
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darklight436 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
sombra was so disappointing
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iIsMe95 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Nice, nice, well drawn...
But I think it needs some GAK.
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DeJiKo07 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
This is badass!!! Now we got a villain on par with Ganon, Sauron, etc. I was under the impression that Sombra didn't showed his true power, but still, he looks like the kind that could do things far more darker than the show depicts!!!
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immblueversion Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Am I the only one not disappointed by the fact we got the ponyverse's Lord Sauron?

When you think about it, he kinda harkens back to the kind of villains the original MLP had; ever-mysterious background and motivations, yet an almost insane and monstrous ambition behind everything he does. And though he did and said little on-screen, did he really HAVE to? The greatest aspect of this character is his presence, which significantly impacts others even when he's not directly there.

This is a great example of less meaning more. I'd dare say he is the creepiest MLP villain yet.
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Emperordaniel Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
I agree. :)
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Lt-Colonel-Sharpy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What I didn't like about Sombra is that he didn't last long, and his defeat seemed...easy. I expected him to be stronger than NMM, Discord and Chrysalis.
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MonkeyDZyrax Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
to be fair he tried the hardest. he was blocked by the shield so his traps fought Twilight for him and because of them he could have won if it wasn't for Spike. and there is also the fact that he was based off Sauron who din't even move before he was defeated
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KibaWhiteWarrior Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I agree. He had...TWO lines in the entire episode set? I hated that. He seemed like he could do so much more damage.
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Lt-Colonel-Sharpy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah. I mean, from the looks of it, he could've done some terrible stuff, like for example...ravaging the empire, destroying the crystal heart....you know, All Tartarus's broken loose. But....I am disappointed.
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KibaWhiteWarrior Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I waited in total anticipation but...I have to admit my disappointment. I agree with you. Cursing an ENTIRE KINGDOM and making it dissapear. Even the fact that the moving door used two types of magic to open with two different effects. HE had some MAJOR power. Where has the evil gone? Luna had 1000 years on the MOON and she came back tougher.
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AnaShadowWolf Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Agreed... I was expecting another great villain. Then, first time he appeared I was "Cool!" then... Nothing. We got almost nothing about him. He did not have much screen time and his lines were most growls. To be honest, I'm really sad... Hope this isn't a sign that FIM producers are starting to fail us.
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KibaWhiteWarrior Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The animation was flawless but...the story had more holes than Chrysalis' legs XD
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iIsMe95 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
I think they left holes on purpose. They will be filled in as the series progresses.
Wasn't it said this season would have a more unified story?
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:iconkibawhitewarrior:
KibaWhiteWarrior Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Meh. I think they're trying to make too much that needs to be filled. They made it difficult to follow and a bit rushed. I see what you're saying but there are other ways they could have handled it.
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AnaShadowWolf Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Lot of them. It could have been really cool, but... No. They had this great idea and didn't work on it enough. That really let me down
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:iconkibawhitewarrior:
KibaWhiteWarrior Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The idea was awesome but it seemed like they tried to put too much in such a short amount of time. I mean, they could have spent an entire episode on the effects of The Door.
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Lt-Colonel-Sharpy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ikr?
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:iconkibawhitewarrior:
KibaWhiteWarrior Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hmm...I do have the feeling that Twilight's dark-mode type thing will come back to haunt her. I mean, Celestia was able to handle it but Twi is just a student...
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Lt-Colonel-Sharpy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Probably.
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:iconkibawhitewarrior:
KibaWhiteWarrior Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ohhh so exciteeedddd :DDDD I hope they make this season awesome.
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neuralshock7 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
The guy got beaten out by a door. Sombra has failed the villain test.
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dinodude0091 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
I'm just gonna guess that King Sombra may be an Omminari (what with the curved horn and all that).
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
King Sombra's appearence have failed my expectations. They barely gave him a characterization or much dialogue!
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AJ-Arbuckle Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
King Sombra: "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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nervmeister Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
**cue Twi donning crystal Extremis power armor**
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:iconaj-arbuckle:
AJ-Arbuckle Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
How'dcha guess that was from Iron Man 3?

XP
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MLPFiMFaNAtiC Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
You just gotta luv dat comment...
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:iconaj-arbuckle:
AJ-Arbuckle Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
I know, right? XP
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:iconbrutalityinc:
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
It's like HP Lovecraft's story "The Colour out of Space", only nicer and less mysterious.
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