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Unspeakable Power by DarkFlame75 Unspeakable Power by DarkFlame75
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Twilight was never quite the same after the wedding. Her encounter with the changelings and their queen made her... curious. She delved into the darker tomes of the Canterlot Library, looking to find anything to improve her magic ability. She and her friends had been defeated by the changelings, and Twilight resolved never to fail them again. She learned that magic isn't always fueled by harmony, that greater power awaited should she reach out and take it. Starswirl had called it sorcery, depicting it as unclean and corrupt in his research. Twilight saw it as an opportunity. With her findings, she found how to turn any powerful emotion into fuel for her magic. Nightmare Moon had used her jealousy to become more powerful than Celestia. Discord used his pride, and Chrysalis used the love of another. Twilight used her ambition. She became powerful. Powerful enough not to fail again. But in doing so, she had distanced herself. Her ambitions grew with her magical prowess, eventually causing her to snap. Keeping herself from failing wasn't enough. She resolved to purge everything that would threaten her friends. Things like the changelings, or the more malevolent dragons. It wasn't long before she was out of control completely. Driven to purge threats, she started attacking lesser threats. Griffons became completely nonexistent, and the Everfree Forest was wiped from the map. She even turned against other ponies. Trixie and the FlimFlam twins never stood a chance. Celestia tried to step in, to stop her student from her madness, but the student had surpassed the master. Even the alicorn couldn't stop Twilight from her goals. The throne was empty, but Twilight soon fixed that. She took it upon herself to rule, and turned the land into her empire. Those she deemed 'safe' only held their position until she saw them as a threat. Nopony was safe from her paranoia.
By ~broznik592




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In the Drawfriend! [link]

Grenadder and I on the mlpdrawingschool talked about doing a piece with bright, colorful lighting. I've had something like this drawing in my mind for several months now. I actually really like how this one came out. There are some minor perspective issues and such, but I think it's pretty good overall.




Completion Time: 4-6 hours
1080p wallpaper with text: [link]
Uncropped version: [link]
Magic Missile included: [link]
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:icon2nightprincessluna:
2NightPrincessLuna Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
;) Pretty coool:D
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:iconnicolasdominique:
NicolasDominique Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So damn lovely Twilight :)
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:icondarkflame75:
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, but this is pretty old. Maybe I'll consider remaking it...
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:iconnicolasdominique:
NicolasDominique Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know it's old, but still it looks awesome.
So if you're thinking about remaking it, that would be awesome.
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:iconemperordaniel:
Emperordaniel Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
And in Season Three, we find out that Twilight indeed knows Dark magic. And with your Scootaloo/Luna episode prediction as well...

...you truly are a time-traveling wizard, aren't you. :o
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:icondarkflame75:
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I am.
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:icondjjafeth:
djjafeth Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
FEEL THE POWER... CUZ THE POWER IS LIFE!
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:icondiego0920:
Diego0920 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
:D
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:iconmalakuma:
Malakuma Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice color scheme. The lighting and reflection on the floor are excellent. Shading on Twilight is well done too.
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:iconcobeoe:
cobeoe Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
does she have an evil form?
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:icondarkflame75:
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
We'll soon find out, won't we?
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:iconcobeoe:
cobeoe Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
your gonna draw her dark form?
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:icondarkflame75:
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Maybe this IS her dark form?
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:iconcobeoe:
cobeoe Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
i thought it would be like sparkle no more by giuliabeck here's link [link]
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:iconstickman00:
stickman00 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
absolute power corrupts absolutely. This song matched the description - [link]
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:iconbroznik592:
broznik592 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Twilight was never quite the same after the wedding. Her encounter with the changelings and their queen made her... curious. She delved into the darker tomes of the Canterlot Library, looking to find anything to improve her magic ability. She and her friends had been defeated by the changelings, and Twilight resolved never to fail them again. She learned that magic isn't always fueled by harmony, that greater power awaited should she reach out and take it. Starswirl had called it sorcery, depicting it as unclean and corrupt in his research. Twilight saw it as an opportunity. With her findings, she found how to turn any powerful emotion into fuel for her magic. Nightmare Moon had used her jealousy to become more powerful than Celestia. Discord used his pride, and Chrysalis used the love of another. Twilight used her ambition. She became powerful. Powerful enough not to fail again. But in doing so, she had distanced herself. Her ambitions grew with her magical prowess, eventually causing her to snap. Keeping herself from failing wasn't enough. She resolved to purge everything that would threaten her friends. Things like the changelings, or the more malevolent dragons. It wasn't long before she was out of control completely. Driven to purge threats, she started attacking lesser threats. Griffons became completely nonexistent, and the Everfree Forest was wiped from the map. She even turned against other ponies. Trixie and the FlimFlam twins never stood a chance. Celestia tried to step in, to stop her student from her madness, but the student had surpassed the master. Even the alicorn couldn't stop Twilight from her goals. The throne was empty, but Twilight soon fixed that. She took it upon herself to rule, and turned the land into her empire. Those she deemed 'safe' only held their position until she saw them as a threat. Nopony was safe from her paranoia.

Had more, but forgot. >_>
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:icondarkflame75:
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Whoa... I love it.

Also, spoiler: Twilight was a changeling all along!
Directed by M Knight Shyamalamonaladingdong

Seriously though, that was really cool. It makes a lot of sense in context and it's engaging. Would you mind if I put it in the description? (Giving you full credit, of course)
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:iconbroznik592:
broznik592 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Go for it! Happy you liked it.
Though it's more "Twi's gone power crazy" rather than "Twi's a changeling." xD
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:icondarkflame75:
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! It's in the description now.
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:iconbroznik592:
broznik592 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Glad you like it!
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:iconemeraldpage:
EmeraldPage Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
New wallpaper 'cheived! Seriously though, nice work. Cant believe I wasn't already following you.
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:icondarkflame75:
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Why thank you!
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:iconmcginspace:
McGinSpace Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Chrysalight Sparkle: "The green aura was just a stylistic choice of the artist. Honestly small dragon slave, you worry too much. Would you mind telling me who loves me the most? . . . What is... a 'brony'? "

THAT'S NOT TWILIGHT!
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:icondarkflame75:
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're on to me!
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:iconircriket:
ircriket Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student General Artist
epic music...ENGAJE!
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:icondarkflame75:
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm listening to this [link] and it seems to fit pretty well.
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:iconbryfury:
bryfury Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
duuuuude dat pic of yours is incredible, i like the green magic effects all over twilight... dont know why, it just looks awesome 'applause'
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:iconzobeid:
Zobeid Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
That green fire looks like changeling transformation magic to me.

I could come up with a story for that.
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:icondarkflame75:
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It sort of does, yeah.
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:iconzedrin:
Zedrin Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional Filmographer
That green contrasts starkly with the purple. I love it :D
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:iconfirebrandkun:
FireBrandKun Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wanna know what spell she's casting, or what kind of magic she's using. It looks like someone got into the restricted section in the Canterlot Library...

Awesome Piece Dark! :)
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:icondarkflame75:
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I like to think she'd only use it to protect her friends.
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:icongrennadder:
Grennadder Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I finished my part of the challenge. [link] I think I kind of failed.
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:icongeneralrex:
GeneralRex Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
oo very cool looking, that green glow looks rather awesome :3

good job :salute:
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:iconultimatebloodmoney:
UltimateBloodMoney Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
unleash it!
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:iconimochan:
Imochan Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
It looks as if Twilight had turned into a necromancer \o/
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:icondarkflame75:
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No! don't do it Twilight!
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:iconimochan:
Imochan Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
I think it could be pretty awesome XD
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:iconxxkrenzyxx:
xXkrenzyXx Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
this is Pretty epic. but did u go for her as a changeling?
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:icondarkflame75:
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Not really. I just used the complimentary color. There's no story for this one.
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:iconxxkrenzyxx:
xXkrenzyXx Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
good job then hope u enjoying your vacation
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:iconcaptainstonebelly:
CaptainStonebelly Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this. Really looks cool. The only thing I see that looks off is the top of her mane. The part that's up by her horn looks like it's puffed up really high.

Other than that, a really great piece. Most badass Twilight has looked (except maybe the Royal Wedding battle lol).
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