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[Comic] Be Prepared by Rambopvp [Comic] Be Prepared by Rambopvp
After watching season 3 premiere, I'd have to say that King Sombra is pretty awesome.

However, he needs a villain song.
What more suitable song than "Be Prepared", sang by Scar in Lion King [link].

I will probably colour this later, who knows. Maybe once I'm more confident with doing backgrounds.

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Yes, my teeth and ambitions are bared,
Be prepared~

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Twilight Sparkle referenced from show
King Sombra references [1,2,3,4], many thanks to all of you, without these this would not have been possible.

Made with openCanvas.
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raggyrabbit94 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is realy cool, this would be great in colour :) ...

be prepared is the best Disney villain song.
I think King Sombra needs more love from the fandom, the crystal empire part 2 felt a little rushed, like first sombra appears then they destroy him, he realy deserved more screen time and more dialouge.... his horn survived so I do hope that Sombra or Chrysalis make an appearance in S4.... does anypony else agree? :nod:

and youre right that sombra needs a villain song, a while back i tried writing one of my own, King Sombra: Master of Nightmares URL/[link]
...what do you think?
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Rambopvp Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! Here's another [link] :)
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raggyrabbit94 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, I've seen that comic before, and its also a video on youtube.
'in the dark of the night' is also a bad ass villain song :D.
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GEWB2105 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Sort of like Canterlot Wedding, but more awesome!!! (Guess the percentage, I dare you.)
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Anika-Nova Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha I love it :D
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minepearl Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
ok this is awsome if they make this to a song as someone sound like sombra i would so whatch it
discord:ehhh they made a song of me sing oggile boogey from nightmare before chrstmas why cant they do jack limets
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SheepAmongstWolves Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't feel Sombra was a letdown. Maybe it seemed that way to alot of the fandom because he gets less than five minutes of screen time doing nothing but looking evil, but when you think about it, he didn't really have to do any of that, because he'd already done all he needed to do: leave a legacy of fear and set a few highly potent traps. And his being a silent looming threat was enough for me to heighten the tension as a race until impending doom. He hides his artifact, in a castle that his subjects are deathly afraid of, in a phase shift of the castle only revealable by dark magic known mostly by Gods, beyond a door protected by magic that makes you hallucinate your worst fear, and at the very top is an inescapable trap that makes known to him when someone's trying to take the crystal heart. His only mistake was that he didn't... or maybe COULDN'T plan for more than one individual seeking to retrieve the heart.He's like the Sauron of the ponyverse, with a brilliant blackened mind and heart .Sometimes less is usually more. Plus he has alot of potential for future development. Even when he wasn't around he managed to instill much fear and despair to many. Lets not forget that he conquered an entire kingdom by himself and when defeated not only made the crystal kingdom disappear but erased the crystal ponies minds so his misdeeds and secrets wouldn't be easily revealed .plus his mastery of dark magic is not only visually stimulating but flexible for variety .I kind of hope they do something more with Sombra, and I think they will. His horn hadn't shattered after the blast from the Crystal Heart, and he has regenerative powers. Maybe Sombra himself won't show up, but he'll corrupt some other pony *cough cough Trixie cough*. Having a recurring villain for the show would definately be a first and i'm really hoping such an awesome villains potential isn't wasted.
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Rambopvp Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with you.

King Sombra was an excellent villain, and in my honest opinion, can stand up side by side with the past MLP villains confidently. Despite having barely any lines or screen time, Sombra had much more presence. Everything we know about him are subtle hints to his character. And I like how he is left so blank and mysterious. This gives us bronies some material to work with :).

*spoilers and rant incoming*

We know he is calculating and cunning. The obstacles and traps that were prepared to defend the crystal heart was a clear indicator to this. His over-arching gambit seemed to be to banish the crystal empire long enough for him to escape his imprisonment, and have enough traps and delays for him to come back into power. We see that he was able to come very close to achieving his goal, ultimately defeating all attempts of protagonists, bar some luck and ingenious on-the-spot thinking.

We know he is very evil and sadistic. I'd like to believe that the denizens of the crystal empire lost their memories not through any magical means, rather than the extreme traumatizing experience of living as slaves under Sombra: "The theory/reality of repressed memory is the idea that an event is so traumatic, that the memory was not forgotten in the traditional sense, or kept secret in shame or fear, but removed from the conscious mind, still present in the long-term memory but hidden from the patient's knowledge."

I'm going to stop right here before I write up an character study essay on King Sombra :), but if you're interested in knowing more, this is probably a good place to look: [link] .
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LuminaBalderson Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
I agree with both of you.

Did you ever watch Lord of the Rings, by the way?
I ask because Sombra is like Sauron... Always seeing and plotting...
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Rambopvp Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes.
Sombra is Sauron.
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