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King of the North by SilFoe King of the North by SilFoe
I was reading the newest main arc IDW comic. I'm stoked for good guy Sombra. I have no clue what he actually looks like and this design is very, VERY likely to be way off of what will appear next month. But I don't care.

Edit: My design was way off. I liked the idea of him being some benevolent warrior king, but I'm ok with how he actually turned out... Especially with his connection to Celestia.
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:iconyakshi7:
Yakshi7 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
There is only one King in the North !
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SilFoe Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015   Digital Artist
That... is a really cool image. Fits my recent GoT kick. But would Sombra be King in the North or the King Beyond the Wall?
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Yakshi7 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Well he has his onw Castle and lands. And Crystal empire is a part of Equestria. So I'd say that he would be the King in the North...
Plus he's agenda, at least in the show, was more to be an independent King(tyrant) than to simply get as far away as he can from the north.
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SilFoe Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015   Digital Artist
Good points! And, just like Rob Stark.... he kinda isn't around anymore.
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:iconyakshi7:
Yakshi7 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
Oh yes, that too xD
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MasterVule Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So awesome :D
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Ashoof Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
oh WOW! this is AWESOME.
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JoeBreakdancer Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The sexiest king of all! :)
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Cut-Throat-The-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
True dat!
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HailMyself Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
All hail The King
King of The North
Long live The King
King of The North
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Kiranta Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Am I the only one hearing 'Hail to the King' by Aveneged Sevenfold upon seeing this?
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MissAgentTexas Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Why do I have the feeling that the comics will screw us over and say that King Sombra is Celestia's father?
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SilFoe Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014   Digital Artist
Oh jeez, I hope not. That'd ruin my new impending ship!
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MissAgentTexas Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed. I don't really ship it, but I can see it happening. Is it just me, or does Sombra look like an alicorn in that last panel?
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SilFoe Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014   Digital Artist
I hadn't noticed that before, but I think you may be right... woah.
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Autocole Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student General Artist
My Lord and Master...*bows deeply*
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ShadowCatofHell Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Makes me think of Game of Thrones
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WebWalker756 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
This is an excellent rendition of King Sombra. I've gotta admit, I was curious to see what version of him we were going to be introduced to when the mention of mirrors was brought up; but now that I know a little more about the coming arc, I know only 3 things for certain:

1) Star Swirl the Bearded was kind of a jerk, despite his legitimate concerns about the two worlds colliding.

2) A noble King Sombra?? I'm still trying to wrap my head around that one; I don't think I'll ever see him quite the same way again! Especially if his connections to Celestia Prime are what I THINK they are...

3) Mirror Celestia is evil? Then I can only assume that the writers have finally found a way to play with the Tyrantlestia meme without stepping on canon toes. XD
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WAMIX-awesomeness Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
What do you think his and Celestia Prime connections are?
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SilFoe Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014   Digital Artist
Yeah, Starswirl is being hard on her, but he has a valid reason to be. Overall, I do kinda like this characterization of him. I nearly died at that panel where Luna compares him to Pinkie. 

I'm right there with you on #2. I WANT his connection to Celestia prime to be exactly what we're all thinking.
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Macbow333 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
The Witch-king of Angmar's lost steed! ... what? getting sent through a rift in the multiverse does stuff to a horse (or anything else for that matter).
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schneelocke Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
Hail to the king, baby! He's looking great.
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FireDragon23 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
Very well done. :)

Looking forward to the comics too - at least we'll get to see/read King Sombra again (in which way is to be seen).
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CyberPhoenix001 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know what I took from that comic? Celestia and Sombra have been having it on in the mirror universe! My reaction?

"YES!!! I KNEW THEY WERE PERFECT FOR ONE ANOTHER!!!"

I certainly hope that is the case; that way I'll be able to say: "I'm Sebastian Wolf, and I was shipping Sombra and Celestia BEFORE it was canon." :D

FYI, I'm a massive fan of Sombra (most competent villain, natch) to the extent of cosplaying as him, so my joy at finally seeing him back is, quite literally, immeasurable.
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SilFoe Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014   Digital Artist
I never even considered them a viable ship... until now... ANCHORS AWEIGH!
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frans97 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kinda sad to see he's the few villains in the MLP world to be given a second chance, unlike Luna and Discord. He would've been a good leader if reformed... plus... CAPE!!! :D
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unlikeablePony Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
huh, he actually looks like he'd be a pretty decent hero character here now, gotta applaud you :D

The snow in the picture makes his cape look alot more functional than show as well, given its fur trimmings.
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
As if that didn't already make sense beforehand.
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Ginitsune Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Good or bad, I'll always be a fan of Sombra. We saw so little of him yet I was compelled to like him, so much so he has become my favorite.
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dempsey23 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
I really hope he gets another kick at the can on the show. Could be fun.
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Half-Dragon-Hero Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
It might be because of the headcanon I've built up for him based on the minute information available, but I'm a huge Sombra fan. The literal dark horse came off to me as cunning and menacing, and the Crystal Ponies' reactions to the mere thought of him stoked the fires. Now we might get a look at his history, or at least an alternate version, and we get to see a good!Sombra?

Just take my money, IDW. Just take it!
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SilFoe Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014   Digital Artist
They have my money and they shall continue to receive it. I love most of their comics.
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FeanorKelsick Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
looks awesome, love the coloring and detail!
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JSPatronus Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I have yet to read the comic, but plan to buy it this weekend at the mall from my local Hot Topic.

I must say I love this piece of King Sombra! Very well done on interpreting what Good Sombra might look like, I have high hopes he will look somewhat like this. This new main IDW comic arc does excited me, cause I'm a huge Sombra fan myself and I'm glad he's finally making a comic appearance. Can't wait to see what will happen.  

And Once again lovely piece of art, the way you did it is awesome! I love to see more Sombra, your style is very cool.  
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SilFoe Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks! If this comic does pan out the way I think it will, there will definitely be more Sombra.
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JSPatronus Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally, just read the issue today it was awesome! I can't wait for the rest. I have a feeling that the Celestia that came through the mirror is evil. And Sombra is the good king who try to defeat or at least stop her. 
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SilFoe Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014   Digital Artist
Really? I haven't heard that interpretation before.

I had interpreted it as being good Celestia who had gotten ganged up on by the evil version of herself and Luna. And that Sombra there was the good guy who helped her escape and is making sure she got out fine.
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JSPatronus Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There's is more than one thing. And your perspective is good to, will just have to wait till April to find out. :3 
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Nebula1701 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
WOW!
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TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Good guy Sombra is a perfect idea. Seriously.

Meanwhile, lovely kind-of-distorted and blurry effect you have going on here. Brings a special atmosphere to the piece. Well done.
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SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic!
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:iconicipall:
Icipall Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
It seems that winter, is coming.
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Konrax Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student General Artist
I SEEEEE WHAT YOU DID THERE!
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RechaDis Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
he is back, and this time looks more dangerous 
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awadd Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
You know, I will be incredibly disappointed if nobody asks you if they can use this as a cover image for a fanfic. This just screams "There's a story here!"
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SilFoe Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014   Digital Artist
I can only hope... Then again, next month's issue will probably render this design obsolete.
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awadd Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
That's alright, it just means that the author isn't bound by what happens in the comics. They'll be free to come up with a new story.
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unassuminguser Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where'd you get the idea he's good now? I didn't see any indication of that :P
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SilFoe Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014   Digital Artist
It's from the current comic book arc... unless you've been completely avoiding the synopsis and all of that for them. It is a mirror world, after all.
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unassuminguser Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I read issue 17 already, what page did they indicate he's good/was good? I've got really bad attention for details ^^;
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