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King Sombra is growing on me... I really didn't like how he was just a plot device and had no real explanation and back story, but whatever. He WAS extremely scary to me though. The fact how he was just waiting for Cadance's magic to fail added a lot of tension to the episode and it was great.

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MyLittlePrimo Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Well, technically they did give King Sombra a backstory--he conquered and dominated a whole empire.  The problem, though, is that in doing so they set him up as a character, which makes it confusing if they leave him as the "dark presence" that scares ponies just by being seen.
MixedScales Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've come to like Sombra a lot. He really represented fear. Always their, always lurking, hiding in the dark shadows of ones mind. biding it's time until the right moment to strike. And no matter how hard to try to fight it, to kill it, fear will always be with you. King Sombra will always be with you!
Eratosthenes-fan1 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Very nice!
darkwee009 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
The fact he was looming over the Candance's shield, waiting for one slight crack to get in is Nightmare Fuel itself....
ManaSparks Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This captures the suspense of episodes quite well. Chrysalis used an army to break Shining Armor's barrier, while Sombra wore down Cadence's barrier by himself. I'm sure she felt each attempt Sombra made to get through the shield. I respect a patient, yet overwhelming villain.
May I use this for a Magic the Gathering card to represent Sombra?
I'll make sure to credit you, and make a link to your profile. :)
Famosity Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! And as long as you credit me, I'm alright with it!
d715 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
in the STARRrrrssss...

I like him due to the fact he talks like Nemesis
zsxd Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Though he was menacing and ominous enough, there was a serious lack of character and backstory. It WAS, however, a well paced plot line - I cringed at the season 2 finale. And he wasn't defeated by neither a drawn-out monologue, his own hubris, nor overestimating his power source. He went down honest-to-God fighting. In any rate this gives the fandom a lot to chew for awhile so I'm happy. May King Sombra live out his after life battling his nemisis "Articulate Speech" as you keep being awesome! Cheers!
lilyboxes Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sombra was a bit of a let down for me. I thought the episodes were quite good but how can you have a villian with no drive/purpose? He is very mysterious though, would love some headcanon backstories on him. (saying that I feel like the only person who dislikes chrysalis, I thought she was a bit lame...)

I like how you drew the magic sphere and gave Sombra a personality (something he lacked in the actual show).
Anzu18 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
King Sombra is my favourite villain. He is pure evil. And your art is really amazing! :)
queen-tara Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   Digital Artist
I agree, I wish that they gave Sombra more attention :/
Love the picture anyway! Me and my roommate were freaking out when Cadance's magic started to fade D:
Mn27 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think King Sombra is growing on everybody
Sire-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I liked him BECAUSE he was mysterious. I enjoyed him, I hope we get to see him again sometime. Like the upcomming Trixie episode maybe....
frong Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
I was really disappointed that they didn't do more with Sombra, given how cool of a visual design he has and the kind of scary stuff his magic can cause. Oh well. Maybe they'll do a better job with the next villain. I'm sure there'll be one at the beginning of S4. :shrug:
Erivel Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Grahangah SLAVESSSS garhnahnaah CRYSTALS.
I miss Faust ideas.
zsxd Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
We ALL miss Faust and her Midus touch of gold. May Sombra battle his nemisis "Articulate Speech" in the after-life, as season 4 combats it's own adversary- "Deasent Scripting"...
ManaSparks Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
"I'm not dead yet!" -King Sombra
His horn survived. Bum bum BUUUM!(epic music)
zsxd Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Honestly to God, I first thought of Lancelot sieging a castle in "Monty Python's quest for the holy grail" when I started reading your message. ^_^` "He's not quite dead yet!"

If Sombra survived, it would be cool to see him in a future eisode. He was really under played...
horserat Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
First! (sorry to be that person)

This is awesome! I also like King Sombra. Hes just so cool looking!

(PS, hows Paul doing?)
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