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I Wasn't Prepared For This by Gaiascope I Wasn't Prepared For This by Gaiascope
Am I the only who thought it was kinda weird Twilight could use dark magic after seeing it once without consequences? Somehow I feel that magic is something inherent to King Sombra. I think he would be more than happy to add the Element of Magic to his arsenal, hmm?

Also jeebs, this is my most ambitious work to date. So much time went into it. And the background. Oh my god. I can't even. Just. Take it. I'm done with it.
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ChaoticHarmonyMLP Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
OMG OMG OMG! Dude! CAN I USE THIS ONE AS COVERART TOO!?

(I already have a fic-in-progress that is published and this encompasses what the fic is about PERFECTLY!)
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ChaoticHarmonyMLP Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Er, wait, sorry.... Nevermind >.<

Sorry for getting your hopes up man! (I'll be looking through your stuff more for sure though)
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Brilliant piece!
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RFHartwell Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
I completely agree with you. I did find it weird that the dark magic didn't corrupt her when she used it. There didn't seem to be any consequences for using that sort of magic. Then again, when Twilight used dark magic on the troll door, it showed Twilight's worst fear. After watching what took place in her mind, she realized that using King Sombra's power meant more pain and suffering to her and those around her. Which allowed her to use her own "good" magic to open the door, and succeed. I guess that's how I interpret it after watching the episode and really thinking about it.
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
I for one would notmind in the slightest if they decided to make the show darker like this.

For example, Twilight's use of dark magic could be a very good storyline in and of itself. She could be put into situations in the upcoming season where she has to use it more and more, making sure never to let her friends or Celestia find out she's doing it, arguing that it's all for the greater good anyway so what's the problem?

Slowly, as the episodes progress, she becomes more dependant on it, as it slowly corrupts her, makes her angry and less willing to spend tiem with her friends. Eventually, it twists her into something as harsh and dark as Sombra himself had become.

Now her friends must unite to face their worst challenge yet, having to fight their dearest friend Twilight. And Twilight's true self, the loving and kind mare, must break free of ther dark influence that now controls her actions before it's tool late for all of them.

A bit grim I know, but I truly feel this has the potential for some great drama and character development.
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garnetfrog Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
confused yet? I could continue on with light, elemental, and psychic type magics.
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Gaiascope Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Well, I mean, Celestia I can understand. As an Alicorn, I imagine her control over magic to be immense and she had a practically infinite window of time to study it, not even mentioning her purity keeping her safe from corruption. But Twilight? I know she is the Element of Magic, but she's also a mortal attempting new and potentially very dangerous magic after seeing it ONCE. Just saying it could have had some repercussions. A slight headache is all I'm asking to ease my mind.

And a discussion on magic? You're on :P
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garnetfrog Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
I'd be willing to discuss magic. I got nothing better to do.
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Gaiascope Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Well, the Element itself wasn't on her, and it has been proven to be required for the more spectacular feats of magic. Really, both ways are possible. But for some reason I'm a bigger fan of Twilight being subject to some corruption. I blame my sick and twisted mind.

But really, in the world of MLP, magic is very interesting. The love between Princess Cadence and Shining Armour fed an entire changeling army before utterly destroying it. Discord is the embodiment of chaos and he can alter flipping reality! Arguments between the three tribes plummeted the land into a harsh winter. I'd imagine Sombra, being banished to the shadows, to become connected with it. As in dabbling with his domain will to some extend make you vulnerable to him.
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garnetfrog Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
my gosh! I can't believe I forgot Lunar magic! It's a branch of dark that overlaps with light, technically still a dark magic though. Lunar magic is used mainly for seeing in the dark or other practical things but can also be used as a sort of energy source. Lunar magic users can, not really heal, but lend power to others. It overlaps with light because of its lending abilities and such. Therefore it cannot corrupt you. Not what Twilight was using but still. Also the EMP kinda killed Sombra, didn't it?
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