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MLP Resource: King Sombra 01 by ZuTheSkunk MLP Resource: King Sombra 01 by ZuTheSkunk
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:bulletgreen: Inkscape SVG file: sta.sh/01r69op89ac

:bulletgreen: Traced from the show.

(9.11.2012) Updated to contain the entire body.

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:bulletgreen: Previous version (portrait): PNG ; Inkscape SVG

:bulletgreen: Source of the portrait: www.equestriadaily.com/2012/07…

:bulletgreen: Bonus AwesomeFace: PNG ; Inkscape SVG (I just couldn't resist.)

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Based on "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" by Lauren Faust.
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:iconthe-masked-pony:
The-masked-pony Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student General Artist
WHY DOES HE ONLY HAVE TWO SECONDS OF SCREEN TIME?
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:iconshionyazawa:
ShionYazawa Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I love this character. This is my favourite villain.
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:iconyoshikoopafan:
yoshikoopafan Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconwolfcho:
Wolfcho Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
My favourite MLP villain.
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:iconziomal1987:
ziomal1987 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
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:iconanzu18:
Anzu18 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
My fav villain :heart:
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:icondj-applej-sound:
DJ-AppleJ-Sound Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Used - [link]
Thank you so much!
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:icontravispony:
TravisPony Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
thx i need this for my hd skin minecraft
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:iconthetspot:
TheTspot Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
i know no body likes him but i do, his concept of being a unicorn who more like a monster and his looming dark presence had me uneasy throughout the episode

like the feeling you get when you're in the middle of the ocean and you know that there is a shark in the water circling your boat wating to strike
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:iconkylah1000:
kylah1000 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
lots of you say he doesnt look good in comments but i think he looks cool but his episode disapointed me so much.
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:iconthetspot:
TheTspot Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Sombra: There is no choice... You will always be a slave to something
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:iconkrytenmarkgen-0:
KrytenMarkGen-0 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Impressive capture! :clap: As much as I honestly like his design, I agree, he could've done more than just loom about in a massive black cloud and hardly speak much. ^^; But no, I do like him. :) Even though I prefer Discord...
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:iconaviatorgriffin:
AviatorGriffin Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Would you be upset if I used this the try my hand at vectoring? i'll give you credit, don't worry.
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:iconzutheskunk:
ZuTheSkunk Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Sure, go ahead. :)
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:iconaviatorgriffin:
AviatorGriffin Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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:icondarrtaa:
Darrtaa Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wish we had gotten to see more of him in the season opening like we did with Discord
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Malefic-Malafor Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Hello. :) I know the buttons at the bottom of the screen say as much, but I'm just double-checking: would it be alright if I use this for my account on FIMFiction.net so long as I credit you? Again, I know you say as much, but I just wanna make sure. :)
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ZuTheSkunk Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Sure, feel free to do so. :)
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:iconmalefic-malafor:
Malefic-Malafor Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Thankee kindly, sir! :)
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:iconazure-dragon-seiryu:
Azure-Dragon-Seiryu Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
He not that scary, but he's a coward.
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:iconmonkeydzyrax:
MonkeyDZyrax Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
How?
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:iconazure-dragon-seiryu:
Azure-Dragon-Seiryu Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
who cares
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:iconmonkeydzyrax:
MonkeyDZyrax Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Just wondering why you think he is a coward
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:iconazure-dragon-seiryu:
Azure-Dragon-Seiryu Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
go away i'm waiting for somebody
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:iconderplight:
derplight Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
who even gives a heck
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:iconaohoshi2008:
aohoshi2008 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
He sort of makes me think of Voldemort in Deathly Hallows.
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:iconambassad0r:
Ambassad0r Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Without purple glow he has white eyes, what makes it a little better.
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:iconpancakesareyummy:
pancakesareyummy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist
I think I'm the only one who likes his design,I just wish he had a little more development. And I agree,these episodes felt slightly rushed.
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:iconphoenixskywriter:
PhoenixSkywriter Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It was a disappointment to be honest. :/
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:iconsawnikbewm:
SawnikBewm Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's funny looking back at all the comments seeing "He might not be real," "It looks like a bad OC," and all the speculation about his origin, when in the show we learn next to nothing about him or how he came to be.
To be honest he was really disappointing, and I know some people welcome the idea of a looming, mysterious villain that we hardly see, but in that case, why bother showing him at all? It would have been much more engaging if the threat was never seen and there was a real air of mystery around him. Either that or make him in your face like Discord or Chrysalis. The problem with showing so little of a character is that you get people interested in the character, but you leave them unsatisfied because the focus isn't entirely on him at any given time. Bronies, from what I've seen, want a villian that they can love. Nightmare Moon was a possessed, jealous, sad Luna. Discord was just awesome. Chrysalis had a wonderful design, plus the lead-up to her was fantastic, and her entry.
Sombra was just kind of there. He hardly had any dialogue and again, no backstory.

Seeing these new episodes has made me worry for season 3. The opening episodes just felt weak and rushed to me, like the part where Twilight somehow harnesses dark magic to open Sombra's hidden chamber and says Celestia taught her to do it. When did that happen, exactly? Did she just learn from seeing Celestia do it in the beginning? Was there some secret schooling going on between seasons?
I hope the rest of the season isn't like this. I was waiting to be "Wowed" throughout the whole 2 parts. It didn't surprise me like A Canterlot Wedding did at all.
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:iconmonkeydzyrax:
MonkeyDZyrax Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
How was it any worse than ACW?
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:iconggod:
GGod Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Well she did somehow spontaneously learn how to teleport after seeing Nightmare Moon do it in the 2nd episode.

Also Sombra having absolutely no backstory might be a Take That [link] or Lampshade Hanging [link] to all the horrible OCs.
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SawnikBewm Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
But the first season was a completely clean slate, for all we know she could have already known how to teleport, but she did evidently need to muster up some strength. Even after, she made a sound as if it made her dizzy or gave her a headache. After teleporting in that episode, she's been teleporting with next to no effort.
But we've never seen her use dark magic before in any previous episode, only after we saw Celestia use it, and then Twilight credits her knowledge of the dark magic to Celestia's teaching.
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GGod Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Good point.

This is the best I got. From TVtropes because they word stuff much better than I.
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"Power Copying: Unicorns use magic spells associated with their special skill. Twilight's special skill is magic, allowing her to learn spells used by almost any other unicorn."
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:icontossarn:
TossarN Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Worst villain ever.
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:iconeonmaster:
EonMaster Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
He was a looming threat type villain. All the others have been in-your-face types. Instead, he was in the background causing havoc.

That being said, like the Wedding episodes, this really needed to be a 3-parter to flush out the villain and give them some adequate screen time. I new we weren't going to get much from him when I saw that they only had the last 15 minute block left and yet the barrier was still up.
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:icontossarn:
TossarN Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Still fail villain.
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:iconeonmaster:
EonMaster Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
He would have won if Shining hadn't thrown Cadence at Spike.

Just the tip of his horn was able to start the corruption process with the barrier still up, and he immediately regenerated his horn back. Not to mention he trapped Twilight with a spell that had been sitting there for 1000 years.

I kinda see him like Voldemort, he had his weakness locked behind a series of spells that could trap anyone who was alone, but could be circumvented by group teamwork: Twilight would never have gotten out of that hallucination if Spike didnt shake her, and she wouldn't have been able to get out of the crystals to get the Heart back.
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TossarN Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You know.. You can't state it like ''Would never'' ''Would'' because what happend, is what counts.

So my oppinion stands that he's the worst.
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EonMaster Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
I'll agree that he probably isn't the best, but he's the only major villain that wasn't defeated by his own ego. By that standard, he's the only 2-parter villain who didn't drop the ball after winning and directly cause his own defeat.

I guess I'll rephrase my previous comment, Twilight couldn't have gotten to the Heart alone due to his traps. So, his spells did what they were supposed to, stop any renegade intruders into his empire from stealing the stone under his watch.
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TossarN Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:shrug:
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:icondjraybot:
DJRaybot Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
he was a great villain, didn't talk much but still great
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:iconanzu18:
Anzu18 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Yeah, I still love him. He's so powerful and dangerous :D
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:icondarkoverlords:
darkoverlords Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Glad to know I'm not the only King Sombra fan here.
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:iconanzu18:
Anzu18 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Honestly, he has a lot of fans ;) All hail King Sombra! :worship:
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:icondarkoverlords:
darkoverlords Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
I'm pretty sure he wouldn't call his fans "fans".
I bet he would call his fans his "crystal slaves".
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:iconanzu18:
Anzu18 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Oh yes, you're right :D
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:iconhorsesnhurricanes:
Horsesnhurricanes Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
I love how there are already vectors and fanclubs for King Sombra based on a tiny preview clip months before S3 actually began. :lol:
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