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Sibling Rivalry by Sintakhra Sibling Rivalry by Sintakhra
This picture was originally just going to be a picture of battle-worn and battered Shining Armour in his more practical Captain of the Royal guard uniform of my own design. But suddenly a wild Twilight Sparkle Unicorn appeared and did battle with our valiant royal guard.

I guess if I were to come up with a story for this, Twilight had been corrupted and one of the ponies she saught out on her path of vengeance happened to be her brother, who is refraining from attacking her. But even as powerful an Aegist-based unicorn such as he cannot hold back against the element of Magic herself, right?

Not much story behind this. There was originally going to be a background to this set place in a battle scene but after I got lazy and began repeating the same two ponies to make up a huge army, I felt far less satisfied in it considering the effort put into these two, so have them on their lonesom (in 1080p no less! There's a first, a proper 16:9 resolution picture)

Ponies belong to our supreme overlord
Picture took 8 hours from start to finish

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Sanders623 Oct 15, 2013
Princess Cadence: I don't know you anymore!'re breaking my heart! You're going down a path that I cannot follow!
Twilight Sparkle: Because of Shining Armor?
Cadence: (crying) Because of what you've done! What you plan to do! Stop! Stop now...come back! I love you!
(Shining Armor walks towards them)
Twilight: (staring at her brother) Liar!
Cadence: (shocked to see her husband) No!
Twilight: You're with him! You brought him here to kill me! (Lift Cadence into the air with her magic)
Shining Armor: Let her go, Twilight!
Cadence: Twi...light.....
Shining Armor: Let.....her....go!
(Twilight knocks Cadence unconscious and drops her foalsitter to the floor)
Twilight: You've turned my foalsitter against me!
Shining Armor: You have done that yourself!
(Both of them walk around each other)
Twilight: You'll not take her from me!
Sintakhra Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your lust for power has already done that!
Sanders623 Oct 16, 2013
This is starting to get interesting. Now I'm continuing.

Shining Armor: Your anger and your lust for magic have already done that. You have allowed this dark king to twist your mind, until now...until now you have become the very thing you swore to destroy.
Twilight: Don't lecture me, big brother! I see through the lies of the Princesses! I do not fear dark magic as you do! I have brought peace, freedom, justice, and security to my new Crystal Empire!
Shining Armor: Your new empire?
Twilight: Don't make me kill you!
Shining Armor: Twily, my allegiance is to the Equestrian Republic! To Harmony!
Twilight: If you're not with me, then you're my enemy!
Shining Armor: Only King Sombra and his minions deals in absolutes. I will do what I must.
Twilight: You will try.
(Cue duel as pictured above)
Sintakhra Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Must resist urge to draw them on Mustafar...
Sugared-Strawberries Oct 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
oh god i need a fanfic for this.
you know that.
They just started competing to see who had stronger magic, then things went out of hand/hoof
i mean got, got out of hoof/hand
DarkstarWolf53 Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool!
Sintakhra Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it :)
Jesus christ, man! I remember when all you did was show-style art with Sandy on it, and even then you were pretty cool. But look at this! This is completely freaking awesome!
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