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...And among the villains AND ponies of MLP, King Sombra is my hero!

If Discord is John De Lancie, King Sombra would have to be Benedict Cumberbatch.  What makes him stand out from other My Little Pony villains is his quality of accomplishment.  Sombra conquered an empire; he made ponies shudder just to hear his name; he outsmarted the two most powerful princesses; and he set traps even the smartest pony would trot headlong into 1000 years later.  How accomplishing is that, compared to most villains we've seen, in animation anyway?

For those unaware King Sombra is based directly off of Sauron from The Lord of the Rings.  And honestly, that's the thing regarding him that bothers me.  He's based TOO directly off Sauron.  King Sombra is a sorcerer versed in dark magic, and a conqueror.  They should have built on those characteristics which Celestia's flashback established in The Crystal Empire - Part I; not have the mere term "Sauron reference" write him in for them, let him end up having practically no bearing on the story, and then kill him off within 1 whole episode.

Also, a fly on the wall told me Meghan didn't even like King Sombra.  Doesn't it just boggle the mind to see a writer squander her own villain's potential?!

Bottom line, King Sombra is among my favorite villains not just in MLP, but all time.  He had the potential to be something even better, though, and yet the writers just wasted it by having him do practically nothing, threaten practically nothing, and then just kill him off.  For that, I say down with the official canon, and up with head canon!

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Type: Sketch
Published: 4 years, 4 months ago
Rating: General

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SilverCutie
4 years, 4 months ago
He's a hero to you? O_o how?
GreenOctober
4 years, 4 months ago
I just edited the description to clarify why.
SilverCutie
4 years, 4 months ago
Oh ok :3
GreenOctober
4 years, 4 months ago
So... do you like it?
SilverCutie
4 years, 4 months ago
It seems like you like because of the things he did but he could be more because the writers didn't decide for him to come back right? It's reasonable THAT'S for sure :3
GreenOctober
4 years, 4 months ago
Maybe King Sombra will return eventually, and they'll actually use him.  Fan theories of his return generally gravitate to his horn which was shown flying towards the camera as he got "destroyed."  As for me, I don't care what Meghan McCarthy says, King Sombra is still alive, and he's still the best My Little Pony villain there is.
SilverCutie
4 years, 4 months ago
I guess we're just gonna have to wait and see....>.>...<.<
GreenOctober
4 years, 4 months ago
Not me.  I don't even watch the show anymore.

The Crystal Empire left quite a handful other thorns in the side of the show's credibility; and they were just the beginning.  I'm just officially fed up with the sloppy and unimaginative writing.
SilverCutie
4 years, 4 months ago
Wow...That came kinda unexpected from YOU O_o Since you like Luna and...I've seen things you've been faving too so....^^;
GreenOctober
4 years, 4 months ago
Oh, I still like Princess Luna.  But then the writers had to go and ruin her, first by having her single Sweetie Belle out for punishment on a matter in which Sweetie AND Rarity were both guilty in For Whom the Sweetie Belle Toils; then they had to go and botch her singing in Twilight's Kingdom - Part I.  The latter was the final straw for me.

Bottom line, King Sombra had accomplished what the show's characters altogether couldn't, nor will they ever at this rate; making King Sombra the best character of everything having to do with My Little Pony.
SilverCutie
4 years, 4 months ago
Oh I see now.
GreenOctober
4 years, 1 month ago
So... anything you'd like to say about the drawing itself?
SilverCutie
4 years, 1 month ago
It's nice ^^ Maybe some coloring would look good :)
GreenOctober
4 years, 1 month ago
Thanks! I'll consider it... when I can procure something to color with.
SilverCutie
4 years, 1 month ago
Np ^^ And ok then :)
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