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Hydra Vs. Shield, Equestria Style by harwicks-art Hydra Vs. Shield, Equestria Style by harwicks-art
Call me crazy, but I feel like the adventures of a captain and his winged partner fighting threats to the nation could make for some pretty entertaining viewing.  I'm not sure where that idea came from though...

I admit, I like Cadance and Shining Armor.  True, they're still rather vaguely defined, but so far their roles haven't really called for them to be any more sharply defined than Cheerilee or the Cakes.  I remain curious about their histories, and how they got to where they were when we meet them.  What adventures caused Shining Armor to move up the ranks?  How did this Princess of Love come into her own as royalty?  I've seen and heard some of the stories from the comics and tie-in books and such, but I imagine there's plenty left to explore with these two.

Of course, I mostly wanted to draw a homage to a certain movie now playing, and to see if I could translate that monster design into something more detailed while still keeping in the spirit of the show.  I think that the end result looks like it would make one hell of a snow-globe design.
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Brother-Malachai Featured By Owner May 31, 2016
You heard the latest publicity stunt from Marvel?  Even if it isn't permanent is a big sack of disappoint.
legendarybladex Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Hobbyist
I love the Insane attention to detail
SkiiraAlicorn Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Soul-Raper-Dragon Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015
I'm sure if the Hydra could just.. articulate itself in  way that at least 3 of them were clamping the shield at once... Then NOM nothing left; 10 seconds Flat of just shield shattering GLORP fest.

Not that I don't like Cadence. I've always been more approving of her role as opposed to Shining Armor; but frankly I've NEVER been reverent of the Show's introduction of them "Surprise! Here's these guys! You'd think we'd have mentioned them before!... but you'd be wrong <3" Not terribly genuine in the slightest.

I got over Cadenza's role seeing as Love and being the Alicorn of Love DOES fit the theme of the show and.. eh I guess the little tidbits we get in between major episodes that just have quick, sideline itneractions with her is neat. Spike talking to her, Twilight and Cadenza's episode. Anypony that gets a 1 on 1 with her was neat.

Shining Armor is seen even less, and while it isn't terribly hard to believe that the sons and daughters of the Sparkle Family aren't just super magically adept.. I find it painful to accept we never heard of him until the end of the second season. Kind of irrelevant now but... Hey. Maybe I just like Hydras.

NOMNOMNOM!! Magic is Delicious! <3
dragonoz Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Student General Artist
Cadence is like, eww get this hydra some dental floss or somthin'.
sacredbat07 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
why is this not an fanfic yet?!?!
ShadowLDrago Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
I get it.
Jester--Girl Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! I would love this version of Hydra vs. Shield!
Hart-Fort Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
Truly amazing. This the best Shining Armor and Cadence art I have seen. That Hydra is incredible.
Zucca-Xerfantes Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Best Honeymoon ever!
FireheartTheInferno Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy smoke! This is epically awesome and incredible! Magnificently executed, at that! It pleases me to no end that this fandom is occupied by such talented artists, such as yourself! My hat is off you, friend Hat Wave Emote 
LezliDax Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
I love MLP, I love Agents of SHIELD and I LOVE your artwork!
Rock-Music-Angel Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
you make My Little Pony look so epic!!!   i love it!!
RickyDutton Featured By Owner Edited Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O_O Wow... just... wow. owo;

The Detail here is, Excellent. ^.^
JinseiKyuzai Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this, but I have to say that I love Cadence Shining Armor and Twilight's relationship as a whole. There's just enough in the canon to say that they are a single family that love one another equally. SO therefore. Combine ANY two of them, and they make an effective duo. Combine all three and they're the perfect trio.
geartech Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
....*speechless, but applauding*
catisawesome123 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
you make all the ponies look so real!
ultramar48921 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
hail hydra?
EcliptorCalrissian Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
[dies from the sheer insane awesometicity of this... and a little of the pun. Hydra vs. Shield!]

We know those two are packing some major power... but they're startin' to look a bit worried! And you even have that one head being a bit doofy and looking the other way... genius.
Daniela0114 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow this is very awesome!
Music Note Bullet (Black) - F2U when captain equestria throws his mighty shield
all those who chose to oppose his shield must yeld
if he's led to a fight and the duel is due then the purple,the white and the blue come through when captain equestria throws his mighty shield

when captain equestria throws his mighty shield
with strenght to sail three lenghts of a football field
it's really quite a feat,his wife thinks he's great but he claims that he's too busy for a date
so captain equestria throws his mighty shield

when captain equestria throws his mighty shield
there's a joy inside that his eyes can't quite conceal
every time he heaves it with force so brute he's in ecstasy and must change his suit
when captain equestria throws his mighty shield

cap represents sweet freedom from manehattam to ponyville,he's the purple white and blue,a patriot so true he throws his shield in lieu
of friendship

if he's led to a fight and the duel is due then the purple,the white and the blue come through when captain equestria throws his mighty shield.Music Note Bullet (Black) - F2U 
MudslingerArtist Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014   Digital Artist
Man this incredible!
B-R-4-V-3 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The detail is so awesome, especially the scales, this must have taken a while.
Rewrite98 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:O  no words...............
Bluenight01 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work!
Tesla280 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Flippin' amazing, bro. I could never draw that well.
EverfreeSparkle Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Holy Celestia above! This is amazing!
Eriskigal-the-Lion Featured By Owner Edited Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whoa dis is so amazing owo!!
NicolasDominique Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional Artist
Damn... this is awesome :D
DanielFelipe97 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome it's a short word to describe that magnificent art.

I think that's epic!
dempsey23 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
This would be a fantastic show. Pony couple kicking ass and taking manes.
VoltronZ1 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student Writer
Hydra Vs. Shield huh... Ah, I see what you did there. Very clever, I'm probably the only one on this page that got the reference. Weird... Nevertheless, both Cadance and Shining Armor look badass and awesome at the same time, same goes for the monster they're fighting. Very nice.

And now... Well, time for some fitting action music for this moment.…
swhero4mer Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
if i would have thought about it instead of looking at the comments i would have gotten it eventually. It's very clever and makes me like the art 10x better!
CaptainPudgeMuffin Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist
Incredible work man. I love the fact that I can make out the structure of the Hydra's skulls and muscles. The bony eyebrow crests and armored scales are an awesome touch and I love Cadance's expression. The amount of work you must have poured into this is is astounding, even the background is clean and well detailed.
PrincessEmbraceMLP Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wisdom-Thumbs Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well hole-ee-fekkkkkkk ermagerd holy gerbils
JezzaRat Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
apsolutly amazing!!!! :o
godofstarlin Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Filmographer
N3ONBR0NY Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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ShadowDancerBrony Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Flippin Sweet!
SQuietSonamy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy crud! So much detail, it's crazy! So many scales...and even the faces are full of depth and detail. Very impressive :D
SemiJuggalo Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cadance: "I really hope all our dates aren't gonna be like this!"

Shining Armor: "Same here, but we gotta survive THIS one, first!"
AngelsKarith Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
AirsoftingBrony Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Holy chicken pot pie!


Great job!
Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
This could be a damn fine spinoff from the main series.

I love what you did with Cadance's mane here. It just screams "spunky, yet feminine". And of course Shining Armor is just badass.

TomFraggle Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Looks amazing!  :+fav:
Sceathlet Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hydra vs shield..
now i get it.
needless to say,this is amazing!
BenCooneyTheGuardian Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Hey! I fought a hydra like that at the Everfree Forest. Gave them all a few good kicks to the head in midair! He, heh.
lordsilverfox Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
nice :D
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