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A Somber Meeting by Omny87 A Somber Meeting by Omny87
The newly-crowned Princess Twilight Sparkle meets a dark foe from the past. Deals, dark magic and dangerous trope savviness ensues.

This is perhaps my longest, as well as my darkest,MLP comic yet. I know a lot of folks dislike King Sombra because of how little we know of him, but personally, I find that what little is known about him is pretty damn awesome. Obsession with crystals aside, Sombra is probably one of the most dangerous villains the Mane 6 has faced yet, only beating him at the last second through on-the-fly decision-making and pure, blind luck. Hopefully season four will flesh him out further.


On a side note, any comments about tentacle rape or "I've seen enough hentai blah de blah de blah" will be deleted. Yes, even if you add "jk" at the end or stop writing halfway to say "oh no I can't say that lol I'm so ironic". I'm saying this because I want to keep the number of meme-vomiting dipshits parroting the same joke over and over again to a minimum.


EDIT: Okay, over 1500 faves and 500 comments later, I'm going to answer a couple common questions:

Q: Will you continue this comic?
A: Probably not. Even before I sat down and first sketched it out, I had planned to keep the comic open-ended as it is now. I have no plans or ideas on how to continue this, because frankly, at the moment any attempts at coming up with a sequel will just seem forced. But who knows what the future holds? We'll see.

Q: Can I write a fanfic based off of this?
A: You certainly can, as long as you give me credit. Also once you do write it, send me a link! I'd love to read it.

With that said, thank you for all the faves and comments, especially the ones sparking friendly debate and insightful thoughts.
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:iconrustypaw:
Rustypaw Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
This is so awesome!
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Alt54321 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  New member
Where can i find a fanfic similar of this?
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Omny87 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
Quite a few people in the comments have linked to me fanfics they've written based on this comic. I'll add them in the description in a bit.
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Kennera Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Love how you drew Sombra, he looks awesome :D
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Kendell2 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
I don't think Twilight IS not so different: yes, she used his power, but she SPARED HIM. Something Sombra would NEVER DO.
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ardashir Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
Sombra might spare someone if he wanted to make them suffer. And Twi might go to the Dark Side if it was literally the only way to save her loved ones.
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Kendell2 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
Possible, but I feel Twilight is still nothing like Sombra, she CAN use his magic, but inothing says it's inherently EVIL.
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alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
Don't believe his lies Twilight.
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Persona22 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
Well, she did use violence against Tirek as the first option when he destroyed her home and enslaved everyone by stealing their magic. Or how about when Chrisalys threatened her friends and everyone she cared about? Violence as well.

If pushed hard enough, the Princess of Friendship will resort to violence.

Face it Twilight, power corrupts, and you have the power... Muahahahahahaha!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULvmbA…
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alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
Sombra was in it for himself. Twilight was protecting friends and wasn't fighting to kill. 
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Persona22 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
Twilight was protecting friends and wasn't fighting to kill. 

The first part of that sentence is true. The second one... I'm not that sure. Twilight sent Tirek crashing down, shot him with the most powerful magical attacks we have seen. What was her intention if not to kill him? That certainly didn't look like things designed to subdue and capture him.
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ShadowLDrago Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
To be fair, she wasn't thinking straight, her home for a whole year that held so many memories and all those books, got blown up, just like that, and Twilight being who she is, was NOT happy.
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Persona22 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
Yes, which further makes my point: If pushed enough, Twilight will destroy her enemies.
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ShadowLDrago Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
I suppose, which is why you REALLY shouldn't push Twilight's buttons too much, Princess of Friendship she is, yes, and a very lovely pony, but it's easy to forget she's also a powerful alicorn who can crush most ponies if she's mad enough.
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joelashimself Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
Love the expressiveness of Sombra's face.  Well done.
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Gerbsterpers Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet- Sombra has entered Lion king.
Now his mane really fits
Lol
But seriously this is awesome
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Procar Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
Uhm....I feel so glad that I have free time now for speaking the long I want around there, it's fantastic! X3 

Ehem, about the picture...

Is right there is one moment when Twilight, inside of the episode where King Sombra appears she used his dark fear powers? 

And another thing, you have said that the Mane 6 haven't face a damn terrible villain like King Sombra right? Well, I am not sure about my theory, but...I think King Sombre is the most powerrful and terrible villain of the all villains inside of MLP serie, and why am I saying this? Well, let's see....

-Discord was a danger in Equestria world, but he was been understimating the power of the Mane 6 and before the princesses Luna and Celestia, he hadn't been complete serious with his work.

-Nightmare Night was a danger, but it was only one problem princess Luna had long time ago with Celestia, so the question wasn't very serious, for my taste.

-Gilda, Trixie and the others ones aren't much for the Mane 6, even few of the team could destroy them easyly, like breathing the air.

-Queen Crystalis...well, IDK very well her, but well, she is good making one change of appareance, she and her soldiers, but...She ignored the menazes the princess Candance and Shinning Armor had been for her plans, sothey two were enough able to defeat her danger.

-Tirek, the last villain that I have in my knowedge...he was aspiring the power of the all ponies around of the Equestria world, but he was very weak for making his plan for his own, so he was in the need to ask help for Discord, with a damn terrible cheat and trap for him, he uses the psicology for his mean, but....he was weak for doing his plan alone, while King Sombras working for his own, not like Tirek

So well, with this points I have been analysing about the question about who is the worst villain, my winner is King Sombra, because he works alone, he uses the fears of the others for destroy their self-confidence and neither Twilight could be able to destroy him, it was thank's of Shinning Armor, princess Candance and Spike they could be the only one who destroyed him, and they are more trained for destroy the enmies of Equestria, comparing with the Mane 6 who make only their typical jobs in Ponyville. 

Well, that's my point about this question, that's my thoughts. 
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ComedyTeam Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the art. But no offense. An outspoken, over the top villain is exactly what sombras character isn't supposed to be
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Omny87 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
What would be your interpretation? 
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ComedyTeam Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He would be silent all the time like the monster he is. However, on the rare occasions when he does talk, it wouldn't be in excess, just to the pint, and never says monologues. Some parts in this comic art seemed like it would be in the show, but some basically were just stuff crysalis would say. I know you worked hard on this, and I'm not saying it's bad, it's just that I would leave him as the writers left him as: a mixture of Gannon dwarf and sauron. ;)
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Omny87 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
Gannon Dwarf? I assume you mean Ganondorf?
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ComedyTeam Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, yeah. How embarrassing 
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ronin6401 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
I'm currently writing a fic inspired by the "Reflections" story arc of the IDW comic.  Anyway, I have an upcoming flashback scene planned showing the first meeting between Celestia and King Sombra of the main Equestria and I just realized that how I plan to depict it is rather similar to your comic.  Not exactly the same of course since the scene won't involve Twilight but I figured it was similar enough that I should ask out of courtesy for your permission to use your comic as the inspiration.
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Omny87 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
Sure, as long as you give me credit.
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ronin6401 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
Finally got the scene posted.  Here's the link to the chapter it's in:

www.fimfiction.net/story/23098…

However, I should warn that if you haven't read the Reflections arc from the IDW comics then none of what you'll read will make much sense.
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ronin6401 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
Much obliged.  It'll be a while before I get to the point I plan to add it but I'll post another notice once I do.
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ILM126 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
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Alycat2211 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Comic dub of your amazing comic! :)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZINnKR…
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bloodstone38 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
I wish Sombra had kissed Twilight. I can never find a picture of them kissing.
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malefor007 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 26, 2014
I have fanfic here that should please you.  It is the same but in word form.  So how would you like it?

www.fanfiction.net/s/10717955/…

be sure to check out my voice impressions of him on Youtube:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=IglTT-… and www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHB9ZF…

and also check out my Youtube channel for more characters:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHB9ZF…
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i-love-daisy Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
I think you should continue it. I wouldn't mind reading a different side XD
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Celefin Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
So much yes. I always yhought that innocent Twilight is balancing on a very narrow ledge and could tip either way. So much power, in such a short time, absorbing almost everything magical almost unconsciously. GREAT characterization not only of Sombra but also of Twilight... especially Twilight.
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Silky-Cotton Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
reminds me of that one scene in the last airbender where katara is forced to bloodbend to save her friends, even she never wanted to, and the lady just says, "what did i tell you? you'd use it. you have to," and katara's horrified because she didn't want to become that monster
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TrueBlueTardis Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't have anything to say, really, I just wanna send a virtual hug over to my fellow Brony & Avatard  Tackling hug 
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Arielmlp Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
That scar on his face looks like the one scar had in the lion king.
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ShadowlightCrystal Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Well it did before but now sombra does totaly reminds me scar from king lion just they share the hair the eye and the face in a little way.
Twilight Sparkle HI, GIRLS. animated icon Scar rapeface 
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323starlight Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not sure you noticed, but wasn't Sombra killed?
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Omny87 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Well, one interpretation is that this is a ghost or dream sequence. 
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323starlight Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe. Since the demonic love child of sauron and scar (lion king) was killed, all his spirit has to do is haunt the dreams of ponies
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Roxas-Primeus Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Hey Omny, I really enjoyed your work. Nothing would please me more than to see a sequel to this. However, after reading one too many poorly executed sequels, I took it upon myself to try my hoof at writing it. So far the reception has been small, yet supportive. My writing is a bit raw and unpolished, but with some refinement, it can be a real gem.

I invite you to read it.

www.fimfiction.net/story/20381…
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Omny87 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Will do! 

I always enjoy viewing pieces inspired by my work, as egotistical as that sounds.
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CS-epicness Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
damn...i love Sombra's expressions here.....and heck i love Sombra himself all here XD
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vgmaster9 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Epic, simply epic!
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shadowspear11324 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
I want to favorite this like, a MILLION times. You have no idea.
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PonyUniverse Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wowww!!! Sombra is so cool in this O.O
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laemander Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Q1:yes
Q2:yes
Which ever you manage.
I'd prefer the comic, but writing is faster.
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Rose150 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
Panel 5, it should be coronation, not corination.
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Omny87 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
It's spelled correcting according to Equestrian English. It's like how Americans say "paycheck" while Britains say "paycheque".
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MINECRAFTgirl188 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Cool, but a little dark...
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