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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

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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2NightPrincessLuna Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
;) Pretty coool:D
NicolasDominique Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So damn lovely Twilight :)
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks, but this is pretty old. Maybe I'll consider remaking it...
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.
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... truly are a time-traveling wizard, aren't you. :o
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student General Artist
I am.
djjafeth Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Diego0920 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
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.
cobeoe Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
does she have an evil form?
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