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Solar War by SilFoe Solar War by SilFoe
    Celestia has had to deal with her fair share of dissent and ponies wanting to splinter off from the whole of Equestria. Usually, it's a peaceful affair. However, if that group becomes violent and kills other ponies, there is no mercy for them. Celestia's general approach to war is that to end it as quickly as possible with the least amount of loss of life for her own ponies. If that means ruthlessly crushing a violent group, it will be done. 

    So when a cult of unicorn supremacists with a penchant for dragon symbolism started attacking pegasi and earth ponies and kidnapping unicorns they deemed as good blood, they signed their own death warrant. Then, knowing the Equestrian army was on their tail, they went and made it personal, killing a dear friend and former lover of Celestia. So instead of leading from the rear, commanding the movements and providing the columns of sun fire to weaken the enemy, she left the command to her general and, after the initial barrage of magic and sun fire, took the field herself. She was intent on killing the leader PERSONALLY. 

    It was one of those moments where she could never know if it would've turned out better or worse if she had swallowed her grief and stuck to her original plan. There was the added benefit of reminding other potential enemies that she is not a pony to be messed with, but it was a double edged sword, also instilling some of that fear into her own ponies. One of the many 'what-ifs' in her life.

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lunchymunchies Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017
When you say "killing a former lover", do you mean they were already an ex or a past lover who was still with her at this time?
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SilFoe Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017   Digital Artist
I honestly don't know. Both are very plausible. I could see Celestia keeping things friendly with most of her exes.
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lunchymunchies Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017
Ooo.
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BPR98 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017
Also, if any surrendered, what was done with them?
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BPR98 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017
Did he piss himself? Whats that under him?
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Princess-aurora-shde Featured By Owner Edited Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Pieces like this remind everyone that celestia isn't lazy, she is not just sitting idly by while her ponies die. When push comes to shove, a literal god joins the fray and almost destroys someone out of pure, unbridled rage. Also, i would have put blood on her armor or some dents or something to make it that touch more frightening. Would love to see one of luna doing the same, maybe a more bloody seen, but maybe something more drastic like her sister just moments from stopping her?
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
The Guard to the right looks horrified, as if he's trying to stop Celestia.

Did she kill the guy as he surrendered?
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ShiningDragoon107 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Despite Celestia being seen as a motherly, caring figure in the show, THIS is how I wanted to see the other side of her personality: strong and unafraid to show why she is the ruler and protector of Equestria, with her scorching fire power.

I love the detail on her armor, and I have to say, she looks pretty "hot" in it. (Pun slightly intended).
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davis81 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
Pardon my language but.. holy fuck you have officially made this part of her personality canon for me.   Like... I absolutely adored her motherly glow from the start but... shit.  This just added to that x 1000 by making her the PROTECTIVE MAMA BEAR kinda mare.  Absolutely loved reading the little excerpt with this.  Instant fave <3
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MugenSeiRyuu Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017
"Do not confuse her kindness for weakness."
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Comickook Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016
Excellent artwork and info. And, yeah, no wonder Twi is so afraid of upsetting her.
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016
Aweome work she looks scary and badass
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Thanos-san Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Is that... shit on the ground? Did the leader shit himself?

I mean, I would totally understand it if he did, I'm just not sure if I'm interpreting this correctly
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SilFoe Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016   Digital Artist
The other form of bodily waste, but same idea, yes.
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Thanos-san Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Huh, I honestly didn't expect that to be drawn in... Makes perfect sense though. I kinda pity that unicorn, but he kiiinda asked for it.
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Moonabelle Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist
Well this is fucking amazing
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Ilana2004 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is what pisses me off about the fandom - have to take a beautiful, compassionate, wonderful character and turn her into a violent tyrant. Beautiful digital technique.  Headcanon discarded.  Unwatching. 
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ShiningDragoon107 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Shut up and enjoy the picture.
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Ilana2004 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rude. 
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ShiningDragoon107 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Says the one threatening to unwatch over 1 pic.
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DeppressedUnicorn Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016
Did you read the description?
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Ilana2004 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup.
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Navasoto Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016
Why is it that when Celestia shown in Armor, she's called a blood thirsty Tyrant?
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Ilana2004 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you read the description?
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Pegasus-Break Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016   General Artist
Where did the thing with celestia owning a battleaxe come from? like seriously every time I see celestia with a weapon, it's a battleaxe...
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PoetBrony Featured By Owner Edited Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I've seen her with a large war hammer a few times. And in a fanfiction (Gladiator on Fimfiction; www.fimfiction.net/story/14470… if your interested), she has an attack called "the Dawnhammer".
Basicly a giant laser beam created by bending sunlight, like a giant multi-layered magnified glass made of pure magic. And your the ant. In that one, she was dealing justice (the enemy leader very deserved it. He got glassed.)
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Pegasus-Break Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016   General Artist
I might check that out sometime.
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SilFoe Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016   Digital Artist
I have no idea. I've been drawing her with one since 2013 and I did so very deliberately because I liked the symbolism. That others like battleaxes for her is just awesome to me.
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Pegasus-Break Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016   General Artist
Cool.
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FeanorKelsick Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016
Love it, this is the kind of thing I always imagine when thinking of Tia's 1000 + years as a ruler!
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Lurks-no-More Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016
Yikes. Do Not Piss Off Celestia!
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byrnstar Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yikes. Hell hath no fury like a sun-mare enraged by grief.

But she's old, and with age one often gains a meaner streak...surely something more creative and lingering than simple death is in order? Dehorning, gelding, branding 'criminal' across his cutie mark, and turning him out to wander pony society like a leper...?
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aqdrobert Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016
Just before "Lesson Zero",  I propose that Twilight suffered a nightmare  regarding what she studied in the Royal Library of Equestria. Seems like she's not afraid of "Magic Kindergarten", but of the wrath of Celestia herself. 

No wonder her eyes were bulging fishlike, imagining the sun clicking across the sky like a menacing clock....

Now WATCHING!
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Sinister-Aglets Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016
Holy fuck.
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Grendelkin Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa.....
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templar127 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016
Well this got mad intense to kind of dark 

Awesome!
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IBAIPshow Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Professional Artist
Whoah :O
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kallenin Featured By Owner Edited Dec 5, 2016
Never get involved in a land war in asia, and never incite the wrath of a god-horse.
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JustJoeKing Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016
Tia said to get ready for a behind whoopin cause yall crossed da line today. She want yall to take off yall pants and get ready for it..... (8/
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ImperatorTempus42 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016
Goddamn this looks cool.
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FralLeman Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016
Daaaayum...

Straight to the favorites bin.

Once again, daaaayum!
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Give in to the dark side... ;)
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AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016
Beware the nice ones.
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Phoenix926 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016
Note to self, do NOT piss off the sun power wielding princess.
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cajobif Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016
The best princess in action. A pity we haven't seen her this fierce in the show.

Awesome work
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Equeto Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist
Stupid "snob" unicorns....sigh they should try before to obtain the alliance of a third power in their struggle against Celestia as the own Dragons, the Gryphons or even the Bat-Ponies many of which I am sure were desireous of fight against the "souless solar tyrant" who banished her beloved princess Luna/Nightmare Moon.

Anyways, about the Bat-Ponies I am the only one who think that it's necesary at least an episode about them which explains among another things why they don't appear almost never at the eyes of the "normal ponies"?
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Mercid45 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016
I love this
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NickLozano2793 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016
"Speak softly and carry a big stick."
-Theodore Roosevelt
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