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'Cause the night owns darkness itself, YIR. Silly shadows, thinking they had a chance to begin with, ain't that cute~

For any of you who has watched the fan made short "Fall of The Crystal Empire" (which can easily be found on youtube) here's my initial thoughts; (CONTAINS SPOILERS)

First of all, I personally didn't like the style of the armour-combat, it felt out of place to me. ( I'm pretty picky when it comes to designs and fan made works when there's put this much effort into it, the design of the armour and style of combat just didn't really click for me, I wouldn't be able to picture the characters ensue in that style of close combat, admittingly it looks cool, but I would have prefered if it wasn't there. I know little about the process of the production of the short, but if the battle style was referencing something current going on, let me know in the comments. ) I think that made it very distracting to appreciate the storytelling. The animation itself however was very well done, fluent, always moving, no akward long pauses, it was well paced, that along with character expressions and lip syncing. : )
The voices were nice too, but I thought Sombra's tone and dialogue sounded incredibly cliché for some reason. Maybe that's just me. It was the whole "mwuaha, I draw power from your emotions, join the dark side, I understand how you feel unappreciated for what you do for a living, yadda yadda yadda" deal.
I also didn't enjoy how Luna suddenly overpowered Sombra, even having the nerve to lecture him as his superior, degrading his own self worth as nothing but less than an ounce of what her own capabilites were capable of. Luna came off as somewhat arrogant, and the ending was somewhat anticlimatic. ( no big fan of Nightmare Moon ^^; )
But despite all the critique and complains, I didn't hate it, it was still a cool watch. :) Tell me what you thought about it, and if you didn't watch it yet or simply don't find interest, that's cool too.



Anyways, this doodle was actually inspired from a scene in 'Asterix conquers America'. :p

Sombra & Luna © Hasbro
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:iconthetfapprentice:
TheTFApprentice Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist
Well, can't say he didn't have it coming. :XD:
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aotearoa-geek13 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015
I agree with you when it comes to the 'Fall of the Crystal Empire' short. I love Sombra for being pretty savvy as far as cliches go in the season 3 premiere. I mean he hardly ever did a maniacal laugh, just a few chuckles and that was it; not to mention that he has the patience of a saint. so when I saw the video a few times, I noticed the cliches stuck to him this time. he was infected with evil laughs, not to mention that played out cliche of 'join the dark side, we have cookies. no? die then!'. I think it would have been better if it was instead, 'join the dark side, we have cookies. no? gimme a call if the good side isn't working for you...'.

but that's my thoughts...:B  
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:iconmickeymonster:
Mickeymonster Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015
Yeah, same! :/
Everyone's always going to be a critique, but sometimes you can't help but point out a few things here and there. XD
I do agree with what you're saying; Sombra IS in his essence a "Big Bad" stereotype, but as you stated, the few cliches that's hinted through the show didn't apply it so firmly as the fan animation did. I do like how you picked up on these few factors, for they do stand out a bit more when you take the time to look at 'em. :)
Sombra was the first "real" dark and powerful menacing force with the sheer malicious motivation to take over everything within his radius, simply because he wanted to and no one (at the time) could stop him, plus he even had a back-up plane if the impossible should occur that someone defeated him.
It actually makes me want to make my own interpretation of how exactly the Princesses dealt with him instead of just a few seconds of flashback of them beaming him away xD

I'm glad you shared your thoughts! :) Thank you for doing so :D
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:iconwild-bluejay:
Wild-BlueJay Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
"You like Krabby Patties, don't you Sombra." 
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:iconqinthama:
QinthaMA Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist
Wait... You read Asterix? :O
Is it possible that i'm not alone? O.o
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:iconmickeymonster:
Mickeymonster Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
I "read" Asterix, as in I did a long time ago, but I don't follow it actively. ^^; I have no idea what the latest number is.
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:icontsubasathenightfury:
TsubasaTheNightFury Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Luna's about to open up a can of whoop-ass!! XD
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:icondragonofparadise:
DragonofParadise Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooh THIS is gun get good... 83 *Holds popcorn*
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:iconpamela-robles:
pamela-robles Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
I dont get it
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:iconxxcrystalsparkesxx:
xxCrystalSparkesxx Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
May I please color this beautiful sketch of yours ??

It doesn't really matter if you say no

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:iconmickeymonster:
Mickeymonster Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
I would've said yes. :l
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:iconxxcrystalsparkesxx:
xxCrystalSparkesxx Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Alright , I'll do it
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:iconunknownalicorn:
UnknownAlicorn Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
When I look at this I feel like Sombra is screaming like a girl.
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:icondarylchin:
DarylChin Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
Hah!

Why so scared, Sombra? Art thou a fillyfooler? A coltchaser?
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:icondashieandluna:
Dashieandluna Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Student General Artist
Ok what i said before was not true i love both your arts cloured and not coloured
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MidnightSonare Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sombra's face is priceless. Laughing 
Hey, if no one is doing it, can I color it? It would be awesome, if you want of course.
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Dashieandluna Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Student General Artist
That is a great idea
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:iconmickeymonster:
Mickeymonster Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
Go ahead :D
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:iconmidnightsonare:
MidnightSonare Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, It's done. Sorry it took me so long. I finished it last week, but I was too busy to upload it. Here's a link
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Dashieandluna Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Student General Artist
I added it to my faves
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:iconmickeymonster:
Mickeymonster Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
faved and commented :D
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chexmemint Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Translation: Are you prepared for my whooping?

HORRIBLE TRANSLATE! Sorry, I'm not good with old english :(
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:iconmickeymonster:
Mickeymonster Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
oopsiepoopsies
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:iconcolonelbsacquet:
ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
" Luna came off as somewhat arrogant"

Well ... when dealing with an arrogant antagonist, you might as well become arrogant to him (her) too. That will teach him (her) a lesson. :-P
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
YIR? What is YIR?
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:iconmickeymonster:
Mickeymonster Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
just like 'yeah'.
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:iconvgmaster9:
vgmaster9 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
You forgot to mention that Luna's voice didn't change when she became NMM.
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Roth1000 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
I honestly thought that 'Fall of an empire' was a little unreal, but I still liked it. I always kinda vision Sombra being a bit more powerful then Nightmare Moon/Luna. Because Nightmare Moon was the first villain that the main six has ever faced, and they defeated her, they were inexperienced. I know that doesn't necessarily make Nightmare Moon less powerful or less of a threat but she didn't really show off how powerful she really was, on the other hand Sombra showed how powerful he really was when he attacked the crystal empire.

P.S.  don't think Sombra's really even dead. (despite what the writers said)  
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
But if the writers say so, how can it be otherwise?
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:iconguy-named-paul:
guy-named-Paul Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
It's called headcanon.
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:iconggunsailor:
Ggunsailor Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Writer
Methinks he's not prepared for his whoopin'.
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Canadian-pony Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, to be honest, I didn't like the ending. The powers she obtained were far more than her sister, and I mean, they didn't really keep Celestia around for too long anyway. The other thing was, I absolutely got chills when she said, " I am a nightmare. ". Not good ones. That line was so... something about it bothered me. Deeply. I can't explain, really..

Well anyway, I know they worked hard, so I can't rag too hard. But it just was the script to me...
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:iconmickeymonster:
Mickeymonster Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Same here. :XD:
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ComedyTeam Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's really stupid that king sombra looses to nightmare cheese, even more stupid for him to fear her, wtf, but ur right, they worked hard
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Canadian-pony Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah.. I mean some of the things she said was cool but ahhh just ahhh
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ThatAverageGuy Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
As my headcannon goes sombra was defeaded by both sisters but sombra knew that luna whas a natural dark magic user as i said she was "gifted" the only thing sombra did before get vanished was to awake luna's true powers not turning her in an instant nightmare moon , but sombra wanted a queen of darkness so he implanted a magic parasite in luna later that parasite would be fused in luna souls creatin not only nightmare moon but a duality complex. Buut thats my opinion. As fir the FoCE it was a cool animation.

and nice draw looks very estetic 
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RainyMoments Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The irony of not being prepared when your mane resembles Scar's mane. :XD:

I absolutely adore their facial expressions, especially Luna's smug face. 
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Mickeymonster Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Thank you very much! :D
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:iconkatiecat26:
Katiecat26 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student
HEY LUNA STEPSISTER I GOT THE TF GUNNSS!!!
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:iconastro-shark:
astro-shark Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I BROUGHT THE WHOOPEE CUSHIONS
pinky pie party canon emoticon 
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:iconjackjack71:
JackJack71 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Whooping XD
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TheTspot Featured By Owner Edited Jun 25, 2014
Sombra: Wait, Is it the good kind of whooping or the bad kind of whooping?

Luna: 'tis the bad kind!

Sombra: YES!!

Luna: Excuse us?

Sombra:  I uhhh.....I like being hit sometimes, and even though the nightmare morphing thing was a bit scary,  I thought it was pretty hot.

Luna: Oh..........neat....well this as gotten most uncomfortable.

Sombra: Soooo we doin' this or not?

Luna: Meh, why not.

Sombra: WHOOO HOOOO-*POW*<- that's an onomatopoeia
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:iconthecanadianpie:
"What's an onomatopoeia?!"
:P
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:iconthetspot:
TheTspot Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Stare .........An onomatopoeia is the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named,  like POW, BIFF, BLAM, BOOM etc.
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:iconthecanadianpie:
thecanadianpie Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Sorry I didn't come out clear, it's the old stupid joke. "whats onomatopoeia? Exactly what it sounds like!!"
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The-Kinky-Hobbit Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Ohhh my goodness I am adding that to my collection XD I definetely lol'ed when I read that XD
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:iconthetspot:
TheTspot Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Oh, sorry
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:iconhere-for-the-ponies:
Here-for-the-ponies Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I agree with you point for point.
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:iconmickeymonster:
Mickeymonster Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Thank you! :D
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Here-for-the-ponies Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
no problem
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