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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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:iconrickydutton:
RickyDutton Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOVE this comic!!!!! <3
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penguin04 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Love the facial expressions
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guardmn Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
Kinda like Darth Vader trying to convince Luke Skywalker to join The Dark Side.
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avatarpinkiepie Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Student Writer
WRITE THIS INTO A FANFIC, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE! IT'S TOO GREAT NOT TO CONVERT INTO A FANFIC. PPPPPLLLLEEEEAAAASSSSEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Katt Beg emoticon Katt Beg emoticon beg Bunny Emoji-80 (Pretty Please) [V4]  beg 
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Omny87 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
There have actually been quite a few other fanfic writers who wrote fics based on this comic. If you look in the comments, you'll find them.
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bambirosewolf Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
i love this comic! but what pisses me off is that once you start a good comic then say oh i wont continue it..... no once you start it you have to finish it till it ends on a good ending..... so why bother making a comic that was worth it if you cant finish it.....
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Omny87 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015
Well, when I came up with this scene, I couldn't think of a way to continue it, nor even how to start it. It rolled around in my head for a really long time but never got farther than this, and I got sick of it, so I just created what I came up with and left it at that. 
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HaileyCrafted Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
If this was on the show, the parents will think it's extreme xd
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Dragonjek Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I love his face. He's completely unmoved at her cutting short his conversion speech.

I find it off that Twilight didn't first resort to using her own magic; dark magic may be powered by fear and hatred, but she's so much more experienced with normal magic that she would instinctively use it first.
The "not so different" line doesn't fit either. They both used dark magic, but that didn't bring up any of the similarities mentioned in the previous dialogue.
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DarkBloodsFlame Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
why cant this be in a episode.
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alexwarlorn Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
"You're STILL just trying to replace Radiant Hope."
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Persona22 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 1, 2015
Sombra: "Hehehehe... Oh Twilight. The only thing separating you and me is one bad day."

www.youtube.com/watch?v=NC16or…
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alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
Seen the lego one a hundred times. 
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Just-Call-Me-J Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist
I still can't get enough of this comic. It's so chilling and awesome and... I started that like there was gonna be three things ^^;
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Rustypaw Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
This is so awesome!
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Alt54321 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
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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Dragonjek Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
That is still completely different from one another.

Sparing someone's life to hurt them more isn't sparing them at all, simply forcing them to endure further torments. And Twilight has already shown her willingness to use Dark Magic if need be, without any sort of fall into depravity.

Your analogy is like saying a serial killer and a cop are alike in that a serial killer might save someone's life and a cop might kill someone. The fact that both of them are capable of the acts isn't nearly enough connections to consider them to be similar.
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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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ardashir Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
I agree that Twilight is nothing like Sombra in-canon (now watch her get turned evil temporarily or something in the show). But if  the information about Sombra and his 'people' in the IDW comics is meant to be taken as canon, then the implication at least IMHO is that their power is 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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:iconpersona22:
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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DaviDark-TheGunter Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Enemies that are evil :/
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Persona22 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
Batman does not kill The Joker.
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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  Hobbyist General Artist
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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