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Mare-do-well by harwicks-art Mare-do-well by harwicks-art
Say what you want about the episode (actually, please don't... it's been talked to death at this point), but Rarity sure knows how to design a great looking costume. I love the pulp roots of the look, from the Shadow all the way up to Darkwing Duck, and a pony cuts a rather dashing figure in that outfit.

It looks like we'll be getting some more super-heroics in Season 4, albeit of a different variety... I'm looking forward to seeing what they come up with this time.
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:icontwilightsparkle91:
TwilightSparkle91 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is anyone else going back and looking at these after Season 4?
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:icontifa22:
Tifa22 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Too bad MLP doesn't have much to do with Marvel! I'd love to see Fury trying to get this superhero for his team :D
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:iconskpip:
SKpip Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I hope Mare-do-well comes back in the future, maybe just in a background somewhere. It would be clever of Hasbro to find a way for that to be possible. Great job- the eyes are fantastic.
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ZhaoZoharEX Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd actually like to see a return of MDW done Red X style. That would be fun.
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:iconrebron-y:
Rebron-y Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mare-Do-Well.... Twilight has wings now..... What ore can I say?
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:iconlightningnote:
LightningNote Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013   General Artist
Kind of better than batman
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:iconphantomoftheruhr:
PhantomofTheRuhr Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
"She's the kind of hero Ponyville deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll hunt her. Because she can take it. Because she's not our hero. She's a silent guardian...A watchful protector...


A Mare-do-Well."
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:iconavatarofwurms:
AvatarofWurms Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
My first thought upon seeing her was "Darkwing Duck expy? That seems obscure."
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:icondarkwingdrake:
DarkwingDrake Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
loving it! Indeed I constantly hear that Mare Do well resembles Darkwing Duck gotta be the hat ;)
I`m looking forward to season 4 as well! :icondragonwant: 
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Blackwind06 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
awesome 
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:iconmillenniumfalsehood:
MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
The only costume that looks better in my mind is Cad Bane from TCW. Only he and Mare-Do-Well have pulled off the wide brim hat as well as this.
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TheExhorsecist Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013

"Now--I want you to tell all your friends about me."

"Wh-who ARE you?"

"I'm Pinkie Pie--D'OH!..."

(Later)

 

"Third one we've found this week, Sarge--dead from a five-story fall with a note saying 'SORRY!' pinned to their collar..."

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Passport-Clean Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
I've debated this episode dozens of times in many venues, AND NO FORCE ON EARTH can convince me it was bad. A fun, funny romp for those who weren't riding on the hate bandwagon.

Anyway, great piece as usual. I'll be sad when you stop doing pony, but life goes on.
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I think it had some issues, but I'm more than willing to let those go, myself.  I'm still enjoying the pony for now, so no immediate worries!
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:iconstandardbronybrowser:
StandardBronyBrowser Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
I AM THE NIGHT
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Luna might object to that catchphrase.
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:iconstandardbronybrowser:
Unless... Mare-do-well IS LUNA. IT MAKES SENSE.
Sort of.
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:iconpuppy-eyes-6:
puppy-eyes-6 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Luna is fabulous enough. Maybe too fabulous...
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:iconsupersecretbrony:
SuperSecretBrony Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait a sec...WHY am I not wtching you...welp time to fix that immediately
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very kind of you... I hope you enjoy whatever shows up in my gallery!
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:iconfeanorkelsick:
FeanorKelsick Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
hehe
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you're tickled!
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:icondarthwill3:
DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So awesome!
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you indeed!
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:icondarthwill3:
DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No prob!
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:icondragonking17:
Dragonking17 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome. 
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icondragonking17:
Dragonking17 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome
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:icondemonicpegasus:
demonicpegasus Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That awesome hat is awesome ^^
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome hats always are!
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:iconfancymareinblue:
Fancymareinblue Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks so awesome!~ :D
I love it.
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!  She was fun to do.
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:iconfancymareinblue:
Fancymareinblue Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice to hear! :)
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Pri1ncessLuna Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student General Artist
I would first like to apologize for being so inactive here recently due to many royal duties and things. I kept missing out on your newest amazing series of artistic pieces that are just breathtaking based on what I have seen! I still have not been through all of them, but I am taking some of my newfound freetime to just marvel at these wonderfully crafted new pieces! The texture of these portrait style pieces is simply brilliant with the lush and flowing design that just allures my eyes! The colors are also very lush and lovely in the way that they bring forth the essence of each character! I especially commend you for capturing the esence of personality through the mask of mar-do-well! You have such artistic skill that you can even display a character through much more than just face! I am super exited for all of your new art and I cannot wait to see much more soon! Amazing work as always and I hope that you keep doing what you do best with a smile on your face! Kind regards, Princess Luna
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Such a gracious bit of praise... Thank you kindly!  I'm glad to see you commenting, and glad you enjoyed this one!
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:icondigoraccoon:
Digoraccoon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree, the costume of MDW is really keen. I'd love to see nods to it in Rarity's shop.
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I kind of want to see Dash wear it, myself.  Heck, I would have enjoyed an ending where Dash took it on to continue saving people more humbly.
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Digoraccoon Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, would make a better end then what we got. Seemed all over the place.
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Fist-of-doom Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've always imagined someone just taking the costume for themselves and playing hero. Return of Mare-Do-Well but no one knows who the new Mare-Do-Well is. Anyways this series your doing is awesome.
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I do wonder if the Mane Six ever came out with the identity of the hero, or if Mare-Do-Well simply faded away.
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Fist-of-doom Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That too, all we know is that Rainbow knows about it. Mare-Do-well just vanished and no one seemed to question it or mention the popular hero of Ponyville ever again.
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Whisperer-of-Winds Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional Writer
What talk is that? I rather found the episode quite appealing.
Anyway, II really did not expect this one. Your drawing reminds me of Dare Devil for some odd reason so well done xD
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harwicks-art Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
There are some fans who get seriously worked up about the episode, for a variety of reasons.  I'm sure when EQD covers the episode in their daily countdown to Season 4 you'll be able to read all of the debates first hand once again. 

I definitely wanted to draw Mare-Do-Well regardless though, and I like slipping an unexpected portrait in there now and then.
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Whisperer-of-Winds Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Writer
Oh, I see now.
I am not that complicated as to discuss the show with such fervor. I merely watch and enjoy the show for what it deserves though I am no brony ^_^
and you did well on surprising me ;D
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:icontearahk:
Tearahk Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Let's get dangerous! >: D
I loved that costume. :D
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Rarity knows her stuff, no doubt.
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:icontearahk:
Tearahk Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Definitely
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:iconzucca-xerfantes:
Zucca-Xerfantes Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I am the terror that gallops in the night!
I am the shadow that knows your darkest secrets!
I am the bum horseshoe on the hooves of evildoers everywhere...
I am MARE-DO-WELL!
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:iconharwicks-art:
harwicks-art Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Heh...  Nice!
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:iconscyphi:
Scyphi Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Daring mare of mystery, champion of right!... :D

Personally, I loved that episode, even if it's methodology is...up for debate, shall we say.
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