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King Sombra by harwicks-art King Sombra by harwicks-art
Personally, I think Sombra gets a bad rap, I suspect mostly due to what people imagined him to be in the long wait between when he was first hinted at and when Season 3 finally premiered.  He was never meant to be chatty or catty like Discord or Chrysalis.  From his backstory to his smoky present-day showing, it seems pretty clear to me that they were going for a ghost-king kind of character such as the Ringwraiths from "the Lord of the Rings" or Lord Soth from the old "Dragonlance" books.  Hell Sauron himself served as the big bad through something like 12 hours of LotR extended films and was nothing but a hissing eyeball that said stuff like "I seeeeee youuuuuuuu" and then crumbled when the ring he wanted was thrown into a volcano miles away.  I feel like Sombra did alright for a not-fully-ressurected-until-the-last-second smoke monster ghost in only 44 minutes of pony episode.

Still, I get that not everything is going to connect universally, and for a lot of fans he just wasn't their cup of tea.  Still, I do have to wonder if he (or his horn) is ever going to make an appearance again.  As it stands right now, he seems to be the only show villain who was actually killed off in his defeat.
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Sl9086 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
Sombra lacked screentime, btu to call him useless is not something i feel fair. Sure he did not show a lot of details, but his reputation as someone who msut not be messed, the nasty traps he designed and the fear he inspired to subjects, show that he is one of those villains in show who are really twisted . He did not show to attack directly yet he set u nasty deals, if he was confronted...i dobut he would had wasted time talking or getting into a song.
Until Tirek made his moves, i felt him as one of the darkest, if not the darkest villain to be in G4
Scarecrow8642 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please tell me that someone is making card sleeves of these... I need new sleeves for my MLP cards...
monkeyking676 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
you realy did a amazing work with these portraits and they Always look epic
p.s do you mind if i use this one for my profile picture? i'lle give credit
TheExhorsecist Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
"And yet for a thousand years we had full employment and a balanced budget.  Why does no one ever talk about that?"
PKMN37 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
I will say that while he's not my favorite, I agree that he's underrated. Nice pic also.
Montyclan Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
It's all about presence. For King Sombra, the lack of screentime works in his favor.
postapelly Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Dragonking17 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Way past cool.
Hosendamaru Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Love it!!!!!! D:
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