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MLP Portrait Series - King Sombra by sophiecabra MLP Portrait Series - King Sombra by sophiecabra
Next up in the portrait series is King Sombra! 

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(along with lots of other characters and awesome merch in time for the holidays)



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:iconjezzarat:
JezzaRat Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
awesome :D
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TheExhorsecist Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013

FEAR THE SIDEBURNS OF DOOM!

(does anyone else see a resemblance between the character's design and the lead singer of Mungo Jerry?)


"...I'm a mighty, mighty, mighty man, whoo, I'm a mighty, mighty man..."

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Milanoss Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sombra = Best villain
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oas105 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
yup, defintly
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templar127 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Badass!
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GUILLE832 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Great pic! Itīs pretty cool and well detailed. I always like Sombra, he was really dark and mysterious. I think he deserved some more screen time.
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:iconpapermatt202:
PaperMatt202 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
So awesome... :D
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:iconurbancowboy117:
UrbanCowboy117 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Long live the King! Scar
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:iconnuvolavolpe:
NuvolaVolpe Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
:)
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punkrocksavedmylife Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
The only entity of evil in this programme I can actually like the most.  Followed, of course, by Chrysalis, Discord and Nightmare bringing up the rear.
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Anzu18 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
My Lord :heart:
Thank you so much, he looks really amazing ;u;
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RapidoStar Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aah, thank you for showing Best King some love!

I so want to get a print of this. It will go in my growing collection of Sombras.
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M-Veers Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
King Sombra?! Yes please.
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:iconthenegaverser:
TheNegaverser Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Sophie, it's Jeric Jaramillo.

I just wanna say thanks again for bringing this amazing piece to life! I was expecting it to turn out awesome, and there's no doubt that it did in every way - and then some!

Now that it's in your store, I'll be ordering a print as well. It's just that amazing! Thank you! :D
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Rickyvox Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Best villain of the series, awesome job
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:iconpopculture-patron:
Popculture-Patron Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student Writer
I'm not a fan of crystal fairs, something, something... eh, it was a horrible parody anyway.
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SteamMouse Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yesssss
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:iconhaloprime:
HaloPrime Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know an artist is good if they can make King Sombra not look repulsive XD
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Amaris-the-Demon Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWESOME!
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YoshiRingo Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
He needs more love. X3
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:iconhaloprime:
HaloPrime Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He needs more dialogue and character :D. Love isn't supposed to be one-sided c: . 
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Rickyvox Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Big Macintosh?
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:iconhaloprime:
HaloPrime Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He speaks plenty. He spoke a few sentences in Applebuck Season in the beginning, and he spoke like 2 or 3 sentences in that one episode with the CMC doing the Gabby Gums column. He's also characterized as a quiet (maybe even shy), hard working stallion. He also has a soft spot for Smarty Pants (that doll in Lesson Zero).

As for Sombra, he's just a symbol of fear, and it seems that he may have been a villain for the sake of being a villain. All he said was "cryyyyyystalls...." a few times, "no... stop!", "slaaaaaaaaaaaaavess...", and laughed. I can't really respect him, he's too 2d for me T_T. 
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Rickyvox Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Big Mac has as much character as Sombra and he's been around for three seasons and yet people love him. Being shy and hardworking isn't any better than sombra being mean and evil.

Also I really believe that in some instances a villain can just be evil for the sake of being evil. Just a dark entity who seeks to conquer and corrupt everything good and pure you can't reason with it you can't sympathize with it. Its just pure evil. That's why I like Sombra.
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HaloPrime Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess we can agree to disagree. I see a lot more character in Big Mac, Sombra not so much. His motives are simply to have crystal slaves and to thwart Twilight from defeating him. Big Mac, well he is a supporter for his family, he takes pride in his work, and he is almost a father figure to Applebloom and sometimes Applejack (Season 1 Episode 4). I mean yeah, pure evil is cool sometimes, but he doesn't have anything too unique for me to differentiate himself from other generic villains to me. He can instill fear through the minds of other creatures, which is AWESOME, but that's all he did for me. He just existed as a force, and had little character. Big Mac didn't just exist to me though, and he seems like a neat character for me. That doesn't mean he's the most fleshed out character, but no one really is.
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Rickyvox Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
I guess different taste and all, I just think we had enough sympathy for villains with Luna/Nightmare Moon being treated like a helpless victim, Discord being reformed and people even arguing for Chrysalis having no choice in needing to feed her people. Sombra was fresh. But whatever man I can respect your opinion. I'm just waiting for season 4s big bad
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HaloPrime Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here :3.
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Alesiopdv Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
explain Vynil Scracth to me then, she literally has no dialogue or characther =) 
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HaloPrime Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Vinyl Scratch is a background character and King Sombra is an antagonist that we are SUPPOSED to be paying attention to. Sombra was more of a force (of fear mostly) than a character. People like her more because she seems like a party/dubstep pony, and even though she only had a few seconds of screen time, people think she looks cool. That and she has an official (or semi official, I don't know how the cards are afilliated with the show, but they seem on par most the time) description of her character on cards like these. www.gameinformer.com/cfs-files…
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Alesiopdv Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
You do realize you basically told me that Vinyl is popular because some people liked her design and Sombra isnīt because...reasons. LOL
Eye of the beholder, I always thought Sombra design was really cool so I donīt know why he isnīt popular and he also has a card that says he might come back so...
Yeah Sombra is cool and I donīt know why he isnīt popular and nobody has an explanation. ^_^
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HaloPrime Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know, it's kind of a biased answer on my part lol. I do feel that Sombra, main antagonist, should have more development though, seeing that he played a crucial role in the episode. Vinyl doesn't have to be developed.
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YoshiRingo Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh I know, same with luna and she completely dominates as being called best pony, don't know why, but I guess because she's adorable. X3
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HaloPrime Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel she has a lot of good character. In Luna Eclipsed, she acknowledged that she was away from society for 1000 years, and because of that, she had a hard time fitting in. She also gained a lot more coolness when she made a cameo in Sleepless in Ponyville. A pony being able to enter other's dreams, seriously so cool O_O! I mean it would be cool to see her talk a bit more, but she has a pretty solid character c:

She's personally my favorite princess for the above reasons, and she has an amazing design (the more recent one is my favorite). I always liked the moon, and her being the embodiment of the moon and dreams just makes her that much more appealing to me.
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YoshiRingo Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh yeah, I forgot bout that episode, I was thinking about the small parts she got. XD
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Maximunex Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Of sure !
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Have to give the writing team credit for experimentation with King Sombra's character, portraying him as being more of a great menacing forc of evil like Sauron rather than a straight-on villain. BUT, as it stands, it kinda fell flat. Also have to give King Sombra himself credit for being so dangerous genre savvy, though - he almost outwitted Twilight Sparkle and her friends with all those preparations and traps he made that nearly ensured no pony would reach the Crystal Heart.  
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