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Different Paths by Gaiascope Different Paths by Gaiascope
Two old friends take different paths in life, until eventually these paths meet, and they wonder how things could end up this way.

Took me forever xD Most ambitious drawing to date.
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YouLookLikeFOOD Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Old friends and old enemies. Sometimes it's hard to tell them apart. And sometimes they're one in the same. Sad dummy 

That said, I love how you don't really know who is in the wrong here; or if there even is someone in the wrong. Different paths indeed. Clap 
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fanfics4ever Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
one of you... WAKE UP!
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:icongumballkitty:
gumballkitty Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
What's that in his claw?
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randomemaster360 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's blood, I guess he has a wood on his abdomen.
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10lamdn1 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Spike smiled. "Now it begins."

"No," Twilight said sadly. "Now it ends."
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lazerbem Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Well time to make a story for this picture. After a while of studying dark magic, twilight becomes more moody and quiet though she still cares for her friends. Then one day in an accidental building destruction shining armor dies. Enraged twilight goes full on knight templar now wishing to rid the world of crime her own way. After stabbing luna,celestia,and cadence in the back for not regulating construction, she absorbs their power. When her friends try to stop the now alicorn powered twilight,they're cut down in a fit of misguided rage. In her sorrow twilight lets spike escape. Now the queen of equestria, twilight rules with an iron fist (punishment for cutting in line is death) so that not a shred of crime could ever happen. However while twilight is ruling,spike has been growing up while still remembering twilight's teachings. Spike now full grown and magical due to twilight's teachings comes back to challenge his "mother". After a brutal fight twilight is able to run spike through with her horn.Now heavily weakened spike plays his last card:attempting to remind twilight of who she is. Twilight continues to charge up her finisher and spike prepares one last dragon breath, hoping that he gets though to twilight
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No1fan15 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
;-;
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SPIKE--the-dragon Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
This happened when we were drafted for Lord of the Rings
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Darthsylar12 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think this song fits the situation very well. [link] This picture is awesome.
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lobomaru10 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Too... metaly. A battle like this needs something more melancholy.

Example: [link]
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DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
:icontwilightrageplz::iconsaysplz:Your library book is overdue by over a hundred years!
:iconspikerageplz::iconsaysplz:I fell asleep, ok?!
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SPIKE--the-dragon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
LOL
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DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
All those lessons and letters about friendship, and where has it led them? :)
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MiAmoraCadenza Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
on the right the middle right is that Canterlot?
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theArch9 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ok, SOMEPONY get Big Macintosh
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skulleevee Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
i fear this might happen in the show
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husk55 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
My interpretation: Twilight's duties to the State, and her own complete obsession to her duty and her own personal flaws ended up with her neglecting Spike; and at one point they both only communicated through letters and eventually, not at all. Spike; already feeling like a outsider as he's... Well, a Male Dragon in a Matriarchal society of magical talking Ponies, decided to pack his bags, said farewell to his old friends, and began to wander the world and Twilight didn't even notice.

Twilight eventually fell in love and gave birth to a son, who turned out to be a rather spoiled brat. And Spike... Was actually a pretty decent guy. He has been everywhere from the frozen Lands of the Penguins glorious city of Talon, the Capital of the Griffins. He has been at various points; a Whaler, a Writer, and even a Houscarl for the Jarl of the Bears as well as having many other careers, some being more successful than others.

However; one day Twilights spoiled, bratty, and cruel son, who was being groomed to be the new element of Magic, crossed paths with a young Zebra Spike was raising as a Apprentice. Twilight's son attempted to force himself upon the Zebra, but Spike stopped him and killed him in a fit of rage. Twilight appeared and... Well...

"You promised you wouldn't kill anypony!"
"And you promised you wouldn't leave me!"
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MsKillerwolf Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Me crying these are not tears there liquid pride.

Cool little short story. :)
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J4B Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool story.
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husk55 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Meh, I should have made Spike evil! :p
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Captain-Brony Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Twilight: YOU SAID YOU'D NEVER HURT ANYPONY!!!

Spike: AND YOU SAID YOU'D NEVER LEAVE ME!!!
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Gaiascope Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh, I actually really like that. It's powerful. I can't tell you how much fun it is to see people see things in this I never even thought off! Thank you for sharing :)
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Captain-Brony Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You are very welcome :)
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NodoubtbuodoN Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
"Why do you live?"

"Because I have something worth living for."
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Twilightlicious-33 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Wh... What is in your hand Spike? Spike????
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BlacklistBrony Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
I think it's a wound he is trying to stop bleeding by holding it closed.
not sure if i'm seeing it right though.
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sapphire475gs Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
"Wha-... who was in your hand, Spike? Spike... SPIKE... SPIKE, WHO WAS IN YOUR HAAAAAAAND!?"
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alphagamer774 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent work
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zaiali Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
NOOOO! STAHP FIGHTING!!!
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Asimos Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They both look so angry... Which one is the "bad guy", at last?
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Gaiascope Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ah, that's a big point of this drawing. You don't know. I didn't intend for one of them to be obviously evil or bad in this. I merely present you with the situation and give you the opportunity to wonder, alongside Spike and Twilight, how did things turn out this way?
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Asimos Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looking at so cruel and violent fight, it seems like they both totally forget about friendship and love.
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Gaiascope Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That's a way to view it. Personally, my own interpretation is that the paths they chose in life led both of them to this point of no return, but neither are happy things came to this. I imagine them addressing each other as "Old Friend" and reminiscing their old lives in between trading blows.
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BlacklistBrony Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
and thus the "real" ending of mlp season four was created by your hands :D
jokes aside now.... i don't know if i should like this picture because of the great style or feel sad because the two closest friends of the entire show are fighting a deathmatch. for now i decided to love this picture of pure emotions and put it in my favorites-list.
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BoneSatellite Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Terrible situation, magnificent painting. I prefer to imagine these two fighting together a few centuries from now while this song plays: [link]
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BlacklistBrony Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
I imagine a more melancholic and sad song. one that portraits the desire to change the past, so the future can turn for the better.
just my opinion though.
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EnvyNoson Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
What if this is the last episode of MLP?
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Gaiascope Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh dear I would certainly hope not xD The show would have to come a very long way from where it is right now. But we can dream!
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MugenSeiRyuu Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Just one single fireblast!
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mesalo Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
is like Clark and Lex story in smallville, his friendship was strong and then everyone saw how endeed
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Mikkillerib Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
/)^3^(\
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