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Discovery (PG1) by DarkFlame75 Discovery (PG1) by DarkFlame75

Part 1 of my first comic, Greatness and Power.



I've been told that it's hard to tell who the pony in the first panel is, and I want to specify that it's Twilight, not Trixie. This will become somewhat more important later in the story.

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Page 1 (Here)
Page 2
Page 3

Page 4 Coming soon...

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:icontommyoliverdraws:
TommyOliverDraws Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooo... liking the atmosphere. Very melancholy and ethereal. Interested to see what's next

(Panel 1, filly Trixie with Celestia? Did she get rejected from her school for gifted unicorns? XD)
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:icondarkflame75:
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
She either got rejected or just didn't get a chance

The pony on stage with Celestial is Twilight.
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:icontommyoliverdraws:
TommyOliverDraws Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha whoops. That's what I get for reading this on my phone ^_^;
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somekindahatebreeder Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist
and so it begins
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621Chopsuey Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Trixie Lulamoon, ready to take on the world with her newly-discovered magical prowress.
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Fairytale5353 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok i love it!!! but why trixie sad? i dont get those panels.
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Kn16h7 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness, i love it. o.o
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Exlllcent start
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Crystal-Secret Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok Now I'll actually make a comment worth reading. Aside from my sparatic whims.

This has to be, one of the most complexity AMAZINGLY compelling, storyline art for Trixie to date. We've always seen Trixie as a stuck up Mare with a load of hardships set heavy on her back while dealing with the world she see's fit always keeping her will up high, and denying anypony that tells her she's just not good enough.

We know Celestia is the type of character that shows much respect for her subjects as well as protect them from themselves and the world they live in. She defines the world based by order and rule. Aside of this, It fits perfectly how trixie as a young Filly would go right up to Princess Celestia while she's performing some sort of speech in front of countless ponies, and ask her to either

"witness the greatness that is TRIXIE!"
"Teach Trixie Magic so that one day she will rule Equestria"
"Trixie is more magical then you are"

It's a already given that trixie is a orphan, her mentality drives this method perfectly since she seems to hardly coupe with life on a normal base's. So there is much sadness in her life that gives her the appeal to "fight back" and have that alure of wanting to be the best.

Princess Celestia being the kind of pony(horse) she is shooes her aside kindly, of more of less giggles at her seeing how sprataic and excited her subject is. I doubt Celestia would ever think of her subjects as a threat, more so maybe a potential Filly that wants to be just like her. Whatever the fandom leads, This is Celestia's true nature. By Heart

Trixie's stuborn responce forces her to leave, more or less not liking the response fromt he Princess and so goes off sobing, Finding her signature hat and from there you have done something that I honestly couldn't come up with.

Thankyou for making this peace of artwork.
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it and it's awesome to see people analyzing it! It really means a lot, and it makes me really happy that people are caring about it as much as me.

I'm excited to see how the next two pages are received, as I felt this page was pretty light on the story when I was making them.
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:iconkitmaro:
Kitmaro Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Interesting.
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:iconcolor-clouds:
Color-Clouds Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Your pictures are rather sad and cute, so I can't say what I feel about this comic (actually I feel more sad except for end) and I cat wait to see the next part!
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Sad and cute are the two things I can do. I prefer to do sad normally.

This comic has its dose of both, I think. (In the future too)
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Mikkillerib Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
in my opinion, a comic like yours filled with emotions is one of the best types of comics that there can be found on DA.
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:icondarkflame75:
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That's a very nice thing to hear. I'm very glad you think that way.
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:iconmikkillerib:
Mikkillerib Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
no prob, i just happens to love that kind of comics.
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:iconcolor-clouds:
Color-Clouds Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student General Artist
I like all kinds of comics but sad is my favorite for some reason XD
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:icondarkflame75:
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Sad seems to leave the most lasting impressions on me personally, and leaving a lasting impression is my goal as an artist.
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Color-Clouds Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student General Artist
That's pretty cool, and for me I let myself decide what I use my impressions on. I use my own impressions on things I write or draw to express the feeling on it.
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That's a pretty good way of doing it.
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Color-Clouds Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks :)
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AcreuBaLL Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh wow, this looks like it's gonna be really good!

Totally stoked for more of this!
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:icondarkflame75:
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awesome! Shouldn't be too much longer before more pages.
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Randina42 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
D'aww! Filly Trixe!

And a little tip before you go longer on the comic. You should give the parts a common name, so they can easily be seen in your gallery, like "Greatness and Power: Discovery" or just "GP: Discovery"
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:icondarkflame75:
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm still thinking about that, but I wanted the pages to be somewhat standalone. Also I didn't like how the name was formatted in the gallery that way.
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Randina42 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
okay
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:iconsevereddynasty:
SeveredDynasty Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Trixie's looking pretty great and adorable! Can't wait to see the rest~
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:iconackej96:
ackej96 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
this is just great!
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:icontigreanpony:
tigreanpony Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Oh this looks like it will a good origin story of Trixie. must follow it.
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:icondigoraccoon:
Digoraccoon Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooooh, origin story :D
I like the mystery of the hat
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Crystal-Secret Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YES!
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:icondarkflame75:
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
MAYBE?!?!
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TheNerdyPony Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
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:icondarkflame75:
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Need some insulin?
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schneelocke Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Oh, this is very nice! Sad, of course, but that's where some of the best art is. I'm definitely looking forward to the next installment.
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Good to hear! I agree about sad stuff normally. If it doesn't make me feel, it's barely worth my time.
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sks-burns Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
i like that the story isnt immediately apparent when you first look at the strip, but after a few times, it sinks in a little more and youre left to perceive it in a few ways.

looks like Celestia dismisses Trixie as her student, and Trixie wanders off, heartbroken and unsure of her future. While taking some time to herself to gather her thoughs (and have a cry), a strange hat is blown into her vicinity. She wanders over to it and scoops it up, noticing that its too big for her head. Discouraged, she uses her magic to remove the top of the hat so it fits her better. The leftover scrap of fabric is manipulated again (most likely for the cape) but before she can finish, shes enveloped in a brilliant light and her cutie mark appears.

alas, Lil Blue youre not ment to be one of the princess's cronies, youre destined to be something different.
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:icondarkflame75:
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That's awesome to hear that you got it! I was getting discouraged while making this because I thought it wasn't easy enough to tell what was going on.

You've got it mostly right, but the "scrap of fabric" is actually a rock she's trying to lift. (You're not the first or last person to mistake it for fabric, so it's obviously my fault).
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FantasyBlade Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
And Twilight comes along and destroys her dream. Poor Trixie T.T
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:icondarkflame75:
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That darn Twilight. She's such a party-pooper.
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ingwaz2 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
ummm...I dont get the first few panels, an explanation please?
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:icondarkflame75:
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's meant to be a scene where Celestia is taking Twilight officially and publicly as her student. Trixie resigns herself to never being great like some other lucky ponies.
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DragonTurtle2 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
I have no idea what's going on in this. Is that Twilight on the stage with Celestia? And what is it that Trixie finds on the ground? At first, I thought it was material she added to her hat. But then she has her hat back on in the next panel... and she's summoned a cube...?
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Haha I blame my discouragement for the vagueness of some of these panels. I'll try to improve that in the future pages.

Yes it's Twilight. In that panel, she's just trying to lift a rock that's way too big for her. Then she's lifting something big and heavy, I'm pretty sure it's a dumpster.
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Emperordaniel Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
That is indeed Twilight up there with the Princess. ;)
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pferdsport Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
i had assumed she was picking up fabric from the ground to make it her cape, but looking at it again i'm not sure now either.
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:icontemplar127:
templar127 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Magic is Magic!
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:icondarkflame75:
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Friendship is Friendship?
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templar127 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
XD YEP!
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pikachugirl15 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
aww,that cute
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